• <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> A Rare 3-rotor German Enigma I Enciphering Machine. $70,000 to $90,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Important collection of correspondence between Werner Heisenberg and Bruno Rossi. $40,000 to $60,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Walt Whitman Autograph manuscript containing his thoughts on death. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> David Roberts. <i>Holy Land</i>. Six volumes. 1842-1849. First edition. $15,000 to $25,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Extensive collection of Ray Bradbury's primary works, most signed or inscribed. $15,000 to $20,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Peter Force. Declaration of Independence. $12,000 to $18,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Steinbeck. <i>Grapes of Wrath</i>. A fine copy of the first edition. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Lewis & Clark. <i>Travels to the Source of the Missouri River</i>... First English edition, extra-illustrated. 1814. $10,000 to 15,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Manuscript document signed by Nuno de Guzman relating to Hernan Cortes, 1528. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> “Nos los inquisidores..." The first book in English printed West of the Mississippi. [1787]. $5,000 to $8,000.
  • <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Charles Darwin on sexuality and the transmission of hereditary characteristics: Autograph Letter Signed to Lawson Tait. Down, 17 January [1877].
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> MILTON, JOHN. <i>Paradise Lost. A Poem written in ten books.</i> London: 1667. A very rare example with the contemporary binding untouched and with a 1667 title page.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Hamilton secures the ratification of the Constitution: <i>The Debates and Proceedings of the Convention of the State of New-York, assembled at Poughkeespsie, on the 17th June, 1788.</i>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> The social contract “Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains”: ROUSSEAU, JEAN-JACQUES. <i>Principes du Droit Politique [Du Contract Social]</i>. Amsterdam: Michel Rey, 1762
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> “The first English textbook on geometrical land-measurement and surveying”: BENESE, RICHARD. <i>This Boke Sheweth the Maner of Measurynge All Maner of Lande…</i>
  • <b>Case Antiques: Historic Winter Fine Art and Antiques Auction<br>January 27, 2018</b>
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 27:</b> <i>The Massachusetts Magazine: or Monthly Museum of Knowledge and Rational Entertainment,</i> 1789. Signed by George Washington. $28,000 to $32,000
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 27:</b> George Washington Signed Letter to John Marshall. $12,000 to $14,000
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 27:</b> Picasso Signed “Vallauris” 1952 Exhibition Poster. $6,000 to $8,000
    <b>Case Antiques: Historic Winter Fine Art and Antiques Auction<br>January 27, 2018</b>
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 27:</b> Military appointment commission document signed by both President Thomas Jefferson and Secretary of War Henry Dearborn, dated January 27, 1803. $2,400 to $2,800
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 27:</b> Doris Ulmann and Julia Peterkin. <i>Roll, Jordan, Roll.</i> New York, 1933, deluxe edition, preceding first edition of the same year. No. 74 of 350. $5,000 to $6,000
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 27:</b> John Marshall. <i>The Life of George Washington,</i> Philadelphia, 1832. Signed by author. $5,000 to $7,000
    <b>Case Antiques: Historic Winter Fine Art and Antiques Auction<br>January 27, 2018</b>
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 27:</b> Samuel L. Margolies (American, 1897-1974). Aquatint and etching, "Builders of Babylon," 1937. $4,000 to $4,500
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 27:</b> Two Robert E. Lee (1807-1870) signed documents as President of Washington College. $3,000 to $3,500
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 27:</b> William C. Harris. <i>The Fishes of North America That Are Captured on Hook and Line</i>, Vol I., New York, 1898. 40 chromolithograph plates. $2,000 to $2,500
    <b>Case Antiques: Historic Winter Fine Art and Antiques Auction<br>January 27, 2018</b>
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 27:</b> $100 "Date Back" bank note 1902 from the Clarksville National Bank, Clarksville, Tennessee, depicting the portrait of John Jay Knox, Jr. $1,400 to $1,800
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 27:</b> View of the University of Virginia, Charlottesville and Monticello, Taken from Lewis Mountain, drawn and lithographed by Edward Sachse. $800 to $1,000
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 27:</b> Large Civil War photograph mounted on card stock depicting Rossville Gap in Missionary Ridge. $400 to $450
  • <b>Potter & Potter Auctions: Fine Books & Manuscripts. January 27, 2018</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions Jan. 27:</b><br>Lot 39: Presidential Pardon Signed by John F. Kennedy. November 1962. $7,000 to $9,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions Jan. 27:</b><br>Lot 537: Marc Chagall. <i>Illustrations for the Bible</i>. Features 28 lithograph plates. First American edition, 1956. $2,000 to $3,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions Jan. 27:</b><br>Lot 252: Jack Kerouac. <i>On the Road</i>. 1957. First edition. $5,000 to $7,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions: Fine Books & Manuscripts. January 27, 2018</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions Jan. 27:</b><br>Lot 143: Arthur Rimbaud. <i>A Season in Hell</i>. With photogravures by Robert Mapplethorpe. The Limited Editions Club, 1986. $600 to $800
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions Jan. 27:</b><br>Lot 72: Group of 11 Harry Truman Signed Letters. Typed & signed by the former President. 1962-1970. $1,500 to $2,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions Jan. 27:</b><br>Lot 157: Arthur Conan Doyle. The Complete Works of Sherlock Holmes by The Limited Editions Club. 8 vols. 1950-52. $300 to $500
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions: Fine Books & Manuscripts. January 27, 2018</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions Jan. 27:</b><br>Lot 173: Jacob Lawrence. <i>The First Book of Moses, Called Genesis</i>. Illustrated with silkscreens by Lawrence. 1989. $2,000 to $3,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions Jan. 27:</b><br>Lot 239: William Faulkner. <i>Sartoris</i>. First edition. New York: Harcourt, Brace, & Company, 1929. $2,000 to $3,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions Jan. 27:</b><br>Lot 286: Walt Whitman. New Year’s Eve Postcard Signed, “Walt Whitman,” to the poet Gabriel Sarrazin. January, 1891. $4,000 to $6,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions: Fine Books & Manuscripts. January 27, 2018</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions Jan. 27:</b><br>Lot 351: Pair of European Fine Bindings. Including Gesanbuch (1831) & Naboznych Vylevov (1911). $200 to $300
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions Jan. 27:</b><br>Lot 423: August Luben. <i> Naturhistorischer Atlas der Saugethiere </i>. Includes complete set of 30 loose plates. Leipzig: 1858. $1,000 to $1,500
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions Jan. 27:</b><br>Lot 386: <i>Famous Monsters of Filmland No 1</i>. Art by Will Elder, text by Forrest Ackerman. Warren’s first monster magazine. Feb, 1958. $2,000 to $3,000

Sothebys: Fine Autograph Letters and Manuscripts from a Distinguished Private Collection. Part 1: Music, L17413, London

Auction Details

Auction Report
Auction Date
10/26/2017 - 10/26/2017
Page Size: 163 items in 7 pages

Lot NumberAuthor NameBook TitlePlace PrintedYear PublishedEstimateActual Price
1Beethoven, Ludwig van

AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF THE CANON "EWIG DEIN" WOO 161, SIGNED AT THE END ("...[EWIG] DEIN...FREUND LUDWIG VAN BEETHOWEN")

c.1810-1812GBP 120,000.00 - 150,000.00Not Sold
2Bellini, Vincenzo, (1801-1835)

THE HITHERTO-LOST AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF THE SONG 'ODIA LA PASTORELLA', WRITTEN WITHIN A LETTER TO SOPHIA, DUCHESSA DI CANNIZZARO, 30 APRIL 1834

1834GBP 10,000.00 - 12,000.00GBP 11,250.00
3Bellini, Vincenzo

AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED ("BELLINI"), TO ALESSANDRO LANARI, AGREEING TO COMPOSE AN OPERA FOR VENICE [BEATRICE DI TENDA], 28 APRIL 1832

1832GBP 3,000.00 - 4,000.00Not Sold
4Bellini, Vincenzo

AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED (“BELLINI"), TO THE PUBLISHER GIOVANNI RICORDI, ABOUT A PIRATED SCORE OF NORMA, 16 FEBRUARY 1833 

1833GBP 4,000.00 - 5,000.00Not Sold
5Berlioz, Hector, (1803-1869)

AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED ("HECTOR BERLIOZ"), TO PRINCE GREGORY VOLKONSKY IN ST. PETERSBURG, ABOUT THE GRANDE MESSE DES MORTS, OP.5, 23 JANUARY 1839

1839GBP 3,000.00 - 4,000.00GBP 4,750.00
6Berlioz, Hector

AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED ("H. BERLIOZ"), TO THE LIBRETTIST EUGENE SCRIBE ("MON CHER COLLABORATEUR"), ABOUT THE UNFINISHED OPERA LA NONNE SANGLANTE, 23 JUNE [1841]

1841GBP 3,000.00 - 4,000.00Not Sold
7Berlioz, Hector

AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED ("H. BERLIOZ"), TO THE PUBLISHER GIOVANNI RICORDI, ABOUT THE "TREATISE ON ORCHESTRATION", 24 AUGUST 1842

1842GBP 3,000.00 - 4,000.00Not Sold
8Berlioz, Hector

AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED ("H. BERLIOZ"), TO FERDINAND FRIEDLAND, 16 JANUARY 1846

1846GBP 3,000.00 - 4,000.00GBP 3,500.00
9Bizet, Georges, (1838-1875)

AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED ("GEORGES BIZET"), TO AN UNNAMED FRIEND, PROBABLY THE ARTIST JULES DIDIER [1868]

1868GBP 3,000.00 - 4,000.00GBP 3,125.00
10Boito, Arrigo, (1842-1918)

SIX AUTOGRAPH LETTERS AND NOTES SIGNED "ARRIGO BOITO", ABOUT THE VERDI CENTENARY AND MEFISTOFELE, WITH A SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH, MOSTLY MILAN, C.1881-1913

GBP 800.00 - 1,200.00GBP 875.00
11Brahms, Johannes, (1833-1897)

AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF THE "GEISTLICHES WIEGENLIED", OP.91 NO.2, FOR CONTRALTO, VIOLA AND PIANO, THE ORIGINAL VERSION OF 1864, SIGNED AND INSCRIBED AT THE END BY THE COMPOSER

1864GBP 200,000.00 - 250,000.00GBP 224,750.00
12Brahms, Johannes

CARTE-DE-VISITE PHOTOGRAPH OF THE YOUNG COMPOSER, INSCRIBED AND SIGNED ON THE REVERSE ("HRN. DR. KRAUS IN FREUNDL. ERINNERUNG JOH BRAHMS.")

c. 1868GBP 3,000.00 - 4,000.00GBP 5,625.00
13Brahms, Johannes

AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED ("J. BRAHMS"), TO THE ORGANIST RUDOLF BIBL, 17 FEBRUARY 1873

1873GBP 1,500.00 - 2,000.00GBP 3,250.00
14Brahms, Johannes

AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED ("J. BRAHMS"), TO AN UNNAMED FRIEND, ABOUT THE 1873 WORLD FAIR IN VIENNA

1873GBP 3,000.00 - 4,000.00GBP 3,500.00
15Brahms, Johannes

FINE LARGE CABINET PHOTOGRAPH OF THE COMPOSER, INSCRIBED AND SIGNED ON THE REVERSE ("MIT SCHÖNSTEM GRUSS...J.B."), SHOWING THE CLEAN-SHAVEN COMPOSER

c.1876GBP 3,000.00 - 4,000.00Not Sold
16Brahms, Johannes

AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED ("J.B"), TO HIS FRIEND JULIUS GROSSER, [1886]

1886GBP 4,500.00 - 5,000.00GBP 7,500.00
17Brahms, Johannes

FINE LARGE CABINET PHOTOGRAPH, SIGNED AND DATED ("JOHANNES BRAHMS WIEN MAI 88")

1888GBP 6,000.00 - 7,000.00GBP 7,500.00
18Brahms, Johannes

AUTOGRAPH LETTER, TO THE SINGER LEONORE BARONESS BACH

GBP 1,200.00 - 1,500.00GBP 1,750.00
19Brahms, Johannes

AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED ("J. BRAHMS"), TO THE CONDUCTOR SIEGFRIED OCHS, 8 SEPTEMBER 1891

1891GBP 3,000.00 - 4,000.00GBP 4,000.00
20Brahms, Johannes

AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED ("J.BR."), TO HIS FRIEND THE MUSIC CRITIC EDUARD HANSLICK, 31 DECEMBER 1893

1893GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00GBP 3,250.00
21Brahms, Johannes

CABINET-STYLE PHOTOGRAPH OF THE COMPOSER STUDYING A BOOK, SIGNED AND INSCRIBED ("UN SALUTO ALLA BELLA FIRENZE. JOHANNES BRAHMS") TO THE PHOTOGRAPHER GIUSEPPE GATTESCHI, 1894

1894GBP 4,000.00 - 5,000.00GBP 10,625.00
22Bruch, Max, (1838-1920)

AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED ("M. BRUCH"), TO AN UNNAMED FRIEND IN VIENNA [?BRAHMS], CONCERNING THE DEATH OF THE BACH SCHOLAR PHILIPP SPITTA, 30 MAY 1894

1894GBP 1,000.00 - 1,200.00GBP 1,000.00
23Bruckner, Anton, (1824-1896)

REMARKABLE AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED ("ABRUCKNER[PARAPH]"), TO THE CONDUCTOR SIEGFRIED OCHS, 3 FEBRUARY 1892

1892GBP 6,000.00 - 8,000.00GBP 10,000.00
24Bruckner, Anton

CABINET PHOTOGRAPH, INSCRIBED AND SIGNED TO THE CONDUCTOR SIEGFRIED OCHS ON THE VERSO ("ABRUCKNER [PARAPH]")

c. 1890sGBP 4,000.00 - 6,000.00GBP 4,500.00
25Chopin, Frédéric, (1810-1849)

AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF THE OPENING OF THE ÉTUDE OP.25 NO.2, IN A-FLAT MAJOR, SIGNED AND DATED ("PARIS CE 28 AVRIL F. CHOPIN")

GBP 100,000.00 - 150,000.00GBP 112,500.00
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 15:</b> Icons & Images: Photographs & Photobooks
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 1:</b> Vintage Posters Featuring Highlights from the Gail Chisholm Collection
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 8:</b> Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 13:</b> 19th & 20th Century Prints & Drawings
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 22:</b> Autographs
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 29:</b> Printed & Manuscript African Americana
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Apr 12:</b> Printed & Manuscript Americana
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Apr 26:</b> Fine Illustrated Books & Graphics
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 3:</b> Graphic Design
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 15:</b> 19th & 20th Century Literature
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Jun 7:</b><br>Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Jun 21:</b> Revolutionary & Presidential Americana from the Collection of William Wheeler III
  • <b>Arader Galleries Auction<br>January 27, 2018</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 27:</b> Snowy Heron, Plate 242. John James Audubon (1785-1851). First Edition Engravings with Original Hand Color. London: Robert Havell, 1827-1838.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 27:</b> Great Blue Heron, Plate 211. John James Audubon (1785-1851). First Edition Engravings with Original Hand Color. London: Robert Havell, 1827-1838.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 27:</b> The Clouded Leopard. Charles Robert Knight (1874-1953). Oil on canvas.
    <b>Arader Galleries Auction<br>January 27, 2018</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 27:</b> A Bouquet of Daffodils and Other Flowers with a Butterfly on the Stem. Pierre-Joseph Redouté (1759-1840). Black Chalk, Watercolor And Gum Arabic On Vellum.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 27:</b> CELLARIUS, Andreas (ca 1596-1665). <i>Harmonia macrocosmica seu atlas universalis et Novus</i>. Amsterdam: Pieter Schenk and Gerald Valk, 1708.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 27:</b> HOMANN, Johann Baptist (1663-1724). <i>Grosser Atlas über die gantze Welt</i>. Nuremburg: J.H.G. Bieling for the heirs of Homann, 1737.
    <b>Arader Galleries Auction<br>January 27, 2018</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 27:</b> LEVAILLANT, Francois (1753-1824). <i>Histoire naturelle des perroquets</i>. Paris: Levrault frères (later Levrault, Schoell & Co.), 1801-1805.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 27:</b> FUCHS, Leonhard (1501-1566). <i>De historia stirpium commentarii insignes. adiectis earundem vivis plusquam quingentis imaginibus</i>… Basel: Michel Isingrin, 1542.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 27:</b> Original Manuscript Map "Plano De Una Parte De La Provincia De La Luisiana..." AN EXCEPTIONALLY FINE AND HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT MAP SHOWING THE ORIGINS OF THE STATE OF TEXAS AT THE TURN OF THE 19TH CENTURY.
    <b>Arader Galleries Auction<br>January 27, 2018</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 27:</b> J. De Cordova's Map of the State of Texas Compiled from the records of the General Land Office of the State by Robert Creuzbaur, Houston. Hand-colored lithograph. New York: J. Atwood, 1850.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 27:</b> Texas. David Burr (1803-1875). Engraved Map with original hand color in full. New York: J. H. Colton & Co., 1834. Second Edition.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 27:</b> Map of Texas with Parts of Adjoining States Compiled by Stephen F. Austin. Engraved Map with original hand color. Philadelphia, 1830. First Edition.
  • <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books and Works on Paper. January 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 25:</b> <i>Verve: Revue Artistique et Littéraire/An Artistic and Literary Quarterly,</i> nos.1-38 in 26 vol [a complete set], numerous colour lithographs by Picasso, Chagall, Matisse & others. £8,000 to £12,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 25:</b> Wesley (John, Church of England clergyman and a founder of Methodism, 1703-91). Autograph Letter signed to Rev. John Bredin, 1782. £8,000 to £12,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 25:</b> Austen (Jane). Brock (Charles Edward). A group of seventeen ink and watercolour drawings for Dent's edition of Jane Austen's <i>Sense and Sensibility,</i> 1908. £6,000 to £8,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books and Works on Paper. January 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 25:</b> Tibullus (Albius) and Gaius Valerius Catullus. <i>Elegiae, sive Carmina,</i> Venice, Andreas de Paltasichis, 1487. £5,000 to £7,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 25:</b> Doves Press. English Bible (The), 5 vol., one of 500 copies, signed and inscribed by Laurence Hodson, Doves Press, 1903. £5,000 to £7,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 25:</b> Africa. Smith (Andrew). <i>Illustrations of the Zoology of South Africa,</i> 5 vol., first edition, original cloth, [1838-50]. £4,000 to £6,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books and Works on Paper. January 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 25:</b> Longitude. <i>An Act for providing a Publick Reward for such Person or Persons as shall Discover the Longitude at Sea,</i> first edition of this highly important act, John Baskett, 1714. £3,000 to £5,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 25:</b> Shirley (James). <i>Six new playes, viz. The Brothers. Sisters. Doubtfull Heir. Imposture. Cardinall. Court secret,</i> first edition, 1653. £3,000 to £4,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 25:</b> Heaney (Seamus). <i>Ugolino,</i> number 77 of 125 copies, Dublin, Dolmen Press, 1979. £3,000 to £4,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books and Works on Paper. January 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 25:</b> Lasinio (Carlo, 1759-1838). <i>[Ritratti Originali de Pittori Esistenti Nella Reale Galleria de Firenze],</i> 99 engravings, circa 1791-96. £1,800 to £2,200
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 25:</b> Japan. Kusakabe Kimbei. Photograph Album, 50 hand-coloured albumen prints, oblong folio, [c.1890-1900]. £1,500 to £2,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 25:</b> Polar. Expedition in search of Sir John Franklin. Arctic Expedition in search of Sir John Franklin, printed flyer, 1852. £1,000 to £1,500
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