Sothebys: Music and Continent Books and Manuscripts, L10402, London

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Auction Report
Auction Date
06/09/2010 - 06/09/2010
Page Size: 195 items in 8 pages

Lot NumberAuthor NameBook TitlePlace PrintedYear PublishedEstimateActual Price
1BACH, JOHANN SEBASTIAN.

IMPORTANT EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY GERMAN MANUSCRIPT OF THE FRENCH SUITES FOR KEYBOARD BWV 812-815 & 817, THE

no place or date [Hamburg]1788GBP 30,000.00 - 50,000.00GBP 58,000.00
2BACH, JOHANN SEBASTIAN.

EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY GERMAN MANUSCRIPT OF THE FRENCH SUITE NO.5, BWV 816

GBP 8,000.00 - 10,000.00GBP 8,000.00
3BACH, JOHANN SEBASTIAN.

MAGNIFICAT A CINQUE VOCI [IN E-FLAT MAJOR] DUE VIOLINI, DUE OBOE, TRE TROMBI, TAMBURI, BASSON, VIOLA E BASSO CONTINUO [BWV 243A] [FULL SCORE]

BONN1811GBP 1,500.00 - 2,000.00GBP 1,300.00
4[BACH, JOHANN SEBASTIAN]

TWO EDITIONS BY REICHARDT AND FORKEL

vpGBP 1,500.00 - 2,000.00GBP 1,200.00
5BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN.

THREE FIRST AND EARLY EDITIONS.

vpGBP 1,500.00 - 2,000.00Not Sold
6BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN, AND JOSEPH HAYDN.

COLLECTION OF FIRST AND EARLY EDITIONS

vpGBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00GBP 1,600.00
7BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN.

AUTOGRAPH DRAFT OF A LETTER, ABOUT HIS NEPHEW KARL

no place [Vienna]1821GBP 30,000.00 - 40,000.00GBP 27,000.00
8BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN.

IMPORTANT CONTEMPORARY GERMAN MANUSCRIPT OF THE VIOLIN SONATA IN A MAJOR, OP.47 (THE

1805GBP 20,000.00 - 25,000.00GBP 16,000.00
9BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN.

AUTOGRAPH RECEIPT SIGNED ("LUDWIG VAN BEETHOWEN"), FOR HIS ALLOWANCE FROM PRINCE KINSKY IN 1817

GBP 15,000.00 - 20,000.00GBP 14,000.00
10BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN.

IMPORTANT CONTEMPORARY SCRIBAL COPY OF THE STRING QUARTET IN E FLAT, OP.127, THE PRINTER'S COPY USED FOR THE FIRST EDITION OF THE SCORE

GBP 20,000.00 - 25,000.00GBP 18,000.00
11BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN.

TWO PRINTED PROGRAMMES FOR THE VIENNA CONCERTS SPIRITUELS, 1824-1825

1824GBP 1,500.00 - 2,000.00GBP 1,400.00
12BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN, AND FRANZ SCHUBERT.

COLLECTION OF FIRST EDITIONS.

vpGBP 1,500.00 - 2,000.00Not Sold
13BERLIOZ, HECTOR.

FINE AUTOGRAPH MUSICAL QUOTATION FROM ROMEO ET JULIETTE

Baden-Baden1858GBP 6,000.00 - 8,000.00GBP 6,000.00
14BRAHMS, JOHANNES.

FINE AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED ("J.BR"), TO HIS PUBLISHER FRITZ SIMROCK, INCLUDING MUSIC

Vienna1882GBP 3,000.00 - 4,000.00GBP 3,200.00
15BRAHMS, JOHANNES.

ZWEITE SYMPHONIE (D DUR) FUR GROSSES ORCHESTER ...OP.73 PARTITUR [FULL SCORE]

BERLIN1878GBP 800.00 - 1,000.00GBP 800.00
16BRITTEN, BENJAMIN.

COLLECTION OF THIRTY-NINE UNPUBLISHED AUTOGRAPH AND TYPED LETTERS (SOME ON POSTCARDS)

GBP 8,000.00 - 12,000.00Not Sold
17BRITTEN, BENJAMIN]--PEARS, PETER.

IMPORTANT SERIES OF TWENTY-THREE UNPUBLISHED AUTOGRAPH LETTERS SIGNED ("PETER")

GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00GBP 1,600.00
18BURNEY, CHARLES.

THE PRESENT STATE OF MUSIC IN FRANCE AND ITALY [AND] THE PRESENT STATE OF MUSIC IN GERMANY, THE NETHERLANDS, AND UNITED PROVINCES...IN TWO VOLUMES

1771GBP 1,000.00 - 1,500.00GBP 800.00
19CHABRIER, EMMANUEL.

FINE LARGE AUTOGRAPH MUSICAL QUOTATION FROM GWENDOLINE

1930GBP 1,500.00 - 2,000.00Not Sold
20COPLAND, AARON.

SEVEN PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHS OF COPLAND SIGNED ("AARON COPLAND")

GBP 1,200.00 - 1,500.00GBP 500.00
21CUI, CESAR.

GOOD CABINET-STYLE PHOTOGRAPH SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY CUI ("C. CUI")

1892GBP 1,500.00 - 2,000.00Not Sold
22DEBUSSY, CLAUDE.

AUTOGRAPH SKETCH FOR THE SONG 'LORSQU'ELLE EST ENTREE', FROM THE UNFINISHED SONG CYCLE NUITS BLANCHES

no place1898GBP 1,500.00 - 2,000.00GBP 1,150.00
25[DIAMAND, PETER]. CONDUCTORS AND COMPOSERS

COLLECTION OF AUTOGRAPH LETTERS AND LETTERS SIGNED BY BRUNO WALTER, KLEMPERER, MONTEUX, LUTOSLAWSKI, WALTON AND OTHERS

GBP 3,000.00 - 4,000.00Not Sold
26[DIAMAND, PETER]--MARLENE DIETRICH

COLLECTION OF 17 LOVE LETTERS BY DIETRICH, IN GERMAN AND ENGLISH, TO PETER DIAMAND

GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00Not Sold
27[DIAMAND, PETER]--MUSICIANS.

IMPORTANT COLLECTION OF SOME NINETY AUTOGRAPH LETTERS TO DIAMAND, BY ARTUR SCHNABEL, MENUHIN, SZIGETI, STERN, CURZON AND OTHERS

GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00GBP 1,800.00
  • <b>Potter & Potter Auctions: Fine Books & Manuscripts. July 28, 2018</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 372: Martin Luther King Jr. March for Freedom Now! Placard. Chicago, 1960. 28 x 22”. $3,000 to $6,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 567: Warhol, Andy. Tate Gallery Exhibition Booklet, Signed on the Cover by Warhol. Tate Gallery, 1971. $700 to $900
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 72: Mitchell, Margaret. <i>Gone With the Wind.</i> New York: The Macmillan Co., 1936. First edition, first issue. $4,000 to $5,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions: Fine Books & Manuscripts. July 28, 2018</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 468: Photo Archive Documenting the 1930s—50s Chicago Jazz and Night Club Scene. A significant collection. $2,000 to $4,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 143: Dr. Seuss. <i>Oh Say Can You Say.</i> 1979, First Edition, Signed. $200 to $300
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 285: [Maps] Thomas G. Bradford. <i>A Comprehensive Atlas, Geographical, Historical & Commercial.</i> Boston: William D. Ticknor, 1835. First Edition. $1,600 to $1,800
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions: Fine Books & Manuscripts. July 28, 2018</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 69: Herman Melville. <i>Moby Dick, or The Whale</i>. New York: Random House, 1930. First Kent Trade Edition. $400 to $600
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 295: John James Audoban. Group of 148 Lithographs from the Birds of America. Philadelphia: J.T. Bowen, ca. 1840s. $600 to $800
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 54: Langston Hughes. <i>One-Way Ticket.</i> New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1949. First edition. $300 to $500
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions: Fine Books & Manuscripts. July 28, 2018</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 7: Ray Bradbury. <i>The Martian Chronicles.</i> With a Wine Label Signed by Bradbury. Garden City: Doubleday, 1950. First edition $300 to $500
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 121. Frank L Baum. <i>The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.</i> Chicago: George M. Hill Co., 1899, 1900. First Edition. $4,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 369. [Declaration of Independence] Peter Force Engraving of the Declaration of Independence. One page; 29 x 26”. From the "American Archives" 1837-1853 series of books. $15,000 to $20,000
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Luis de Lucena, <i>Arte de Ajedres,</i> first edition of the earliest extant manual on modern chess, Salamanca, circa 1496-97. Sold for $68,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Carte-de-visite album with 83 images of prominent African Americans & abolitionists, circa 1860s. Sold for $47,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Gustav Klimt, <i>Das Werk,</i> Vienna & Leipzig, 1918. Sold for $106,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Man Ray, <i>[London Transport] – Keeps London Going,</i> 1938. Sold for $149,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Thomas Jefferson, Letter Signed, to Major-General Nathanael Greene, promising reinforcements against Cornwallis, 1781. Sold for $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Nicolas de Fer, <i>L’Amerique Divisee Selon Letendue de ses Principales Parties,</i> Paris, 1713. Sold for $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Russell H. Tandy, <i>The Secret in the Old Attic,</i> watercolor, pencil & ink, 1944. Sold for $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Ernest Hemingway, <i>Three Stories & Ten Poems,</i> first edition of the author's first book, Paris, 1923. Sold for $23,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Walker Evans, <i>River Rouge Plant,</i> silver print, 1947. Sold for $57,500.
  • <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>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>The Tragedie of Julius Caesar.</i> London, 1623. 1st appearance in print, Complete from the First Folio. Sold for $175,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Ernst, Max. <i>Mr. Knife and Miss Fork</i>. Paris, 1932. DELUXE EDITION. Sold for $15,625
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Cage, John. Autograph musical leaf from his Concert for Piano and Orchestra, NY, 1958. Sold for $18,750
    <b>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Einstein, Albert. Signed Passport Photo for his US citizenship application. Bermuda, 1935. Sold for $17,500
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Verard, Antoine. Illuminated printed Book of Hours. Paris, 1507. Sold for $7,500
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Wetterkurzschlussel. German Weather Report Codebook - for Enigma use. Berlin, 1942. Sold for $225,000
    <b>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Morelos y Pavon, Jose Maria. Autograph letter signed to El Virrey Venegas, February 5, 1812. Sold for $6,250
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Milne, A.A. Complete set of <i>Winnie-the-Pooh</i> books. 4 volumes. All first issue points. London, 1924-1928. Sold for $5,250
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> A 48-star American Flag, battle worn flown at Guadalcanal and Peleliu, 1942-1944. Sold for $35,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Locke, John. Autograph Letter Signed mourning the death of his friend, William Molyneaux, 2 pp, October 27, 1698. Sold for $20,000
  • <b>Doyle, online only: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake" Johnson. July 13-24, 2018</b>
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Zane Grey, Inscribed photograph album depicting Grey and party at Catalina, fishing, and in Arizona. $700 to $1,000
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Eric Taverner, Salmon Fishing...London: Seeley, Service & Co., 1931. $600 to $900
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> The Gentleman Angler. $300 to $500
    <b>Doyle, online only: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake" Johnson. July 13-24, 2018</b>
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Ken Robinson, Flyfishers' Progress. [London: The Flyfishers' Club, 2000. $200 to $300
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> G. H. Lacy, North Punjab Fishing Club Angler's Handbook. Calcutta: Newman & Co., 1890. $300 to $500
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> J. Harrington Keene, Fly-Fishing and Fly-Making for Trout, etc. New York, 1887. $200 to $300
    <b>Doyle, online only: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake" Johnson. July 13-24, 2018</b>
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Arthur Macrate, The History of The Tuna Club, Avalon, Santa Catalina Island, California, 1948. $400 to $600
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Joseph D. Bates Jr. Streamer Fly Tying and Fishing. Harrisburg, PA: The Stackpole Company, 1966. $800 to $1,200
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Paul Schmookler and Ingrid V. Sils. Rare and Unusual Fly Tying Materials: A Natural History. $300 to $500
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Herbert Hoover, Fishing For Fun - And To Wash Your Soul. New York: Random House, 1963. $400 to $600
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