Swann Galleries: Early Printed, Medical, Scientific and Travel Books, 2468, New York

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Auction Report
Auction Date
03/08/2018 - 03/08/2018
Page Size: 273 items in 11 pages

Lot NumberAuthor NameBook TitlePlace PrintedYear PublishedEstimateActual Price

Breve Adriani vj. in po[n]tificem electi: ad Senatu[m] populumq[ue] Romanum.

Rome1522USD 400.00 - 600.00USD 344.00
2 Duhamel Du Monceau, Henri-Louis.

Tratado del Cultivo de las Tierras, según los Principios de Mons. Tull, Inglés.

Madrid1751USD 500.00 - 750.00USD 3,250.00
3 Herrera, Gabriel Alonso de.

Libro de agricultura.

Toledo1551USD 1,000.00 - 2,000.00USD 7,020.00
4Marshall, William.

Group of 4 works in 8 volumes on English regional farming practices.

Vp1787-88-89-90USD 800.00 - 1,200.00Not Sold

Omnia . . . emblemata.

Antwerp1581USD 200.00 - 300.00USD 945.00

Liber orthodoxis omnibus perutilis, & maximè Monachis, qui Bonu[m] certamen appellatur.

Salamanca1562USD 300.00 - 500.00USD 375.00

Doctrina de ponderibus, monetis, et mensuris per totum terrarum orbem usitatis.

Frankfurt am Main1628USD 1,000.00 - 2,000.00USD 3,000.00


Lyon1543USD 300.00 - 500.00USD 500.00

Bibliotheca Hispana vetus.

. Rome1696USD 250.00 - 350.00USD 750.00
10APPIANUS of Alexandria.

Los Triumphos de Apiano.

Valencia1522USD 800.00 - 1,200.00USD 2,160.00

Commentarij a Philippo Beroaldo conditi in Asinu[m] aureu[m] Lucij Apuleij.

Venice1501USD 250.00 - 350.00USD 531.00
12(ARCHITECTURE.) Vitruvius Pollio, Marcus.

De architectura libri decem.

Venice1567USD 300.00 - 500.00USD 1,062.00

Orlando Furioso.

Venice1562USD 1,000.00 - 2,000.00USD 1,750.00

The Frogs.

Oxford1785USD 500.00 - 750.00USD 1,625.00

Ethicorum ad Nicomachum libri decem.

Venice1535USD 400.00 - 600.00USD 742.00

Opera omnia.

Geneva1580USD 800.00 - 1,200.00USD 878.00
17Blandford, George Spencer, fifth Duke of Marlborough, Marquis of.

White Knights Library.

London1819USD 600.00 - 900.00USD 812.00
18Roxburghe, John Ker, Duke of.

A Catalogue of the Library of the late John, Duke of Roxburghe . . . which will be sold by Auction . . . by Robert H.

London1812USD 500.00 - 750.00USD 688.00


Antwerp1568USD 400.00 - 600.00Not Sold

Premier et Second Thome des Histoires Tragiques.

Paris1568USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00USD 2,295.00
21Vergilius Maro, Publius.

Bucolica, Georgica, et Aeneis.

Birmingham1757 i. e., circa 1770?USD 800.00 - 1,200.00Not Sold

Historiae Venetae Libri XII.

Venice1551USD 1,500.00 - 2,500.00Not Sold

Morale reductorium super tota[m] Bibliam.

. Basel1517USD 800.00 - 1,200.00USD 574.00

(BIBLE IN ENGLISH.) The Bible; that is, The Holy Scriptures, contained in the Olde and Newe Testament.

London1595USD 300.00 - 500.00USD 1,000.00

(BIBLE IN ENGLISH.) The Bible; that is, The Holy Scriptures contained in the Old and New Testament.

London1610USD 800.00 - 1,200.00USD 1,875.00
  • <b>Bonhams: Results from Fine Books and Manuscripts on March 9, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN. Autograph Manuscript sketch-leaf part of the score of the Scottish Songs, "Sunset" Op. 108 no 2. [Vienna, February 1818]. Inscribed by Alexander Wheelock Thayer. SOLD for $131,250
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> Violin belonging to Albert Einstein, presented to him by Oscar H. Steger, 1933. SOLD for $516,500
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> EINSTEIN, ALBERT. Autograph Letter Signed ("Papa") to his son Hans Albert, discussing his involvement with the atomic bomb, September 2, 1945. SOLD for $106,250
    <b>Bonhams: Results from Fine Books and Manuscripts on March 9, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> HAMILTON, ALEXANDER. Autograph Letter Signed, to Baron von Steuben, with extensive notes of Von Steuben's aide Benjamin Walker, June 12, 1780. SOLD for $16,250
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> NEWTON, ISAAC. Autograph Manuscript in Latin, being detailed instructions on making the philosopher's stone. 8 pp. 1790s. SOLD for $275,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> 1869 Inauguration Bible of President Ulysses S. Grant. SOLD for $118,750
  • <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> E.H. SHEPARD, Original drawing for A.A. Milne’s The House at Pooh Corner.<br>$40,000-60,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> BERNARD RATZER, Plan of the City of New York in North America, surveyed in the years 1766 & 1767. $80,000-100,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> THOMAS JEFFERSON, Autograph letter signed comparing Logan, Tecumseh, and Little Turtle to the Spartans. Monticello: 15 February 1821. $14,000-18,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> JOHN C. FREMONT, Narrative of the Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains, in the Year 1842.. Abridged edition, the only one containing the folding map From the Sporting Library of Arnold “Jake” Johnson. $3,000-5,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> ZANE GREY, Album containing 94 large format photographs of Grey and party at Catalina Island, Arizona, and fishing in the Pacific. From the Sporting Library of Arnold “Jake” Johnson. $5,000-$8,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> WILLIAM COMBE, A History of Madeira ... illustrative of the Costumes, Manners, and Occupations of the Inhabitants. produced by Ackermann in 1821; From the Sporting Library of Jake Johnson. $2,000-$3,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> ERIC TAVERNER, Salmon Fishing... One of 275 copies signed by Taverner, published in 1931,From the Sporting Library of Jake Johnson. $2,000-$3,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> JOHN WHITEHEAD, Exploration of Mount Kina Balu, North Borneo. Whitehead reached the high point of Kinabalu in 1888. Part of a major group of travel books from the Sporting Library of Jake Johnson. $2,000-$3,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> JOHN LONG, Voyages and Travels of an Indian Interpreter and Trader, describing the Manners and Customs of the North American Indians... The first edition of 1791. $3,000-$5,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> SAMUEL BECKETT, Stirrings Still. This, Beckett’s last work of fiction with original lithographs by Le Brocquy, limited to 200 copies signed by the author and the artist. From the Estate of Howard Kaminsky.. $1,500-$2,500
  • <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>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Jacques-Émile Ruhlmann, wallpaper sample book, circa 1919. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Archive from a late office of the Breuer & Smith architectural team, New York, 1960-70s. $3,500 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> William Morris, <i>The Story of the Glittering Plain or the Land of Living Men,</i> illustrated by Walter Crane, Kelmscott Press, Hammersmith, 1894. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Gustave Doré, <i>La Sainte Bible selon la Vulgate,</i> Tours, 1866. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Gustav Klimt & Max Eisler, <i>Eine Nachlese,</i> complete set, Vienna, 1931. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b><br>Eric Allatini & Gerda Wegener, <i>Sur Talons Rouges,</i> with original watercolor by Wegener, Paris, 1929. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b><br>C.P. Cavafy, <i>Fourteen Poems,</i> illustrated & signed by David Hockney, London, 1966. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Jean Midolle, <i>Spécimen des Écritures Modernes...</i>, Strasbourg, 1834-35. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b><br>E.A. Seguy, <i>Floréal: Dessins & Coloris Nouveaux,</i> Paris, 1925. $3,000 to $4,000.
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