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

Auction Details

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 - 50,000.00Unknown
2BACH, JOHANN SEBASTIAN.

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

GBP 8,000.00 - 10,000.00Unknown
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 - 2,000.00Unknown
4[BACH, JOHANN SEBASTIAN]

TWO EDITIONS BY REICHARDT AND FORKEL

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

THREE FIRST AND EARLY EDITIONS.

vpGBP 1,500.00 - 2,000.00Unknown
6BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN, AND JOSEPH HAYDN.

COLLECTION OF FIRST AND EARLY EDITIONS

vpGBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00Unknown
7BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN.

AUTOGRAPH DRAFT OF A LETTER, ABOUT HIS NEPHEW KARL

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

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

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

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

GBP 15,000.00 - 20,000.00Unknown
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 - 25,000.00Unknown
11BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN.

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

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

COLLECTION OF FIRST EDITIONS.

vpGBP 1,500.00 - 2,000.00Unknown
13BERLIOZ, HECTOR.

FINE AUTOGRAPH MUSICAL QUOTATION FROM ROMEO ET JULIETTE

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

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

Vienna1882GBP 3,000.00 - 4,000.00Unknown
15BRAHMS, JOHANNES.

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

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

COLLECTION OF THIRTY-NINE UNPUBLISHED AUTOGRAPH AND TYPED LETTERS (SOME ON POSTCARDS)

GBP 8,000.00 - 12,000.00Unknown
17BRITTEN, BENJAMIN]--PEARS, PETER.

IMPORTANT SERIES OF TWENTY-THREE UNPUBLISHED AUTOGRAPH LETTERS SIGNED ("PETER")

GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00Unknown
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 - 1,500.00Unknown
19CHABRIER, EMMANUEL.

FINE LARGE AUTOGRAPH MUSICAL QUOTATION FROM GWENDOLINE

1930GBP 1,500.00 - 2,000.00Unknown
20COPLAND, AARON.

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

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

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

1892GBP 1,500.00 - 2,000.00Unknown
22DEBUSSY, CLAUDE.

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

no place1898GBP 1,500.00 - 2,000.00Unknown
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 - 4,000.00Unknown
26[DIAMAND, PETER]--MARLENE DIETRICH

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

GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00Unknown
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 - 3,000.00Unknown
  • <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.
  • <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
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