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Auction Name Manuscripts, Ancient and Modern Books, Old Papers Total Sales (EUR) 110,505.00
Auction Date 12/05/2017 - 12/05/2017 Low Estimate of Lots Sold (EUR) 66,570.00
Sale Number #88319 High Estimate of Lots Sold (EUR) 93,570.00
Total Lots 177
Sold Lots 139 Low Estimate of All Lots (EUR) 92,630.00
% of Lots Sold 78.53% High Estimate of All Lots (EUR) 128,490.00
Unsold Lots 38 Total Sales as a % of High Est. 86.00%

Top twenty-five by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
62 HOMERE

L'Odyssée.

1930-1933. EUR 15,000.00 - 20,000.00 EUR 18,888.00
134 [DESCARTES (René)]

Discours de la Méthode pour bien conduire sa raison, & chercher la vérité dans les sciences. Plus la Dioptrique. Les Météores. Et la Géométrie. Qui sont des essais de cette Méthode.

1637 EUR 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 EUR 9,320.00
135

EAUX ARTIFICIELLES - Le Traicté des eaues (sic) artificielles, les vertus et propriétés dicelles... Cy commence ung petit traitté des eaues.... proufitans aux corps humains. Lequel traitté iay voulu escripte à la requeste de la très noble et redoubtée dam

vers 1498 EUR 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 EUR 5,592.00
136

[ENCYCLOPÉDIE]. Recueil de planches sur les sciences, les arts libéraux, et les arts méchaniques, avec leur explication.

1762-1777. EUR 1,500.00 - 2,000.00 EUR 5,219.00
41 DENIS (Maurice)

Carnets de voyage en Italie. 1921 - 1922.

1925 EUR 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 EUR 3,479.00
162 DANTE

La Divine comédie. L'Enfer - Le Purgatoire - Le Paradis. Illustrations de Dali.

1963 EUR 1,200.00 - 1,500.00 EUR 3,479.00
143 LABORDE (Comte Alexandre de)

Description des nouveaux jardins de la France et de ses anciens châteaux, mêlée d'observations sur la vie de la campagne et la composition des jardins.

1808 EUR 600.00 - 800.00 EUR 2,485.00
68 KIPLING (R)

Le livre de la jungle et le second livre de la jungle.

1924 EUR 1,200.00 - 1,500.00 EUR 2,113.00
102 ROSENTHAL (Léonard)

Au royaume de la perle.

1920 EUR 1,500.00 - 2,000.00 EUR 2,113.00
140 GOLTZ (Hubert)

Imperatorum Imagines.

1557 EUR 400.00 - 600.00 EUR 1,926.00
42 DIEHL (Charles)

Théodora de Byzance.

1904 EUR 800.00 - 1,000.00 EUR 1,367.00
11 BEN IBRAHIM (Sliman)

Mirages. Scènes de la vie arabe.

1906 EUR 800.00 - 1,000.00 EUR 1,243.00
78 MAUCLAIR (Camille)

Ames bretonnes. Trois contes illustrés.

1907 EUR 800.00 - 1,000.00 EUR 1,243.00
79 MOREAU (Hégésippe)

Le Myosotis.

1893.? EUR 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 EUR 1,243.00
125 VOLTAIRE

Zadig.

1924 EUR 1,000.00 - 1,200.00 EUR 1,243.00
141 [GRELOT (G. J.)]

Relation nouvelle d'un voyage de Constantinople. Enrichie de Plans levez par l'Autheur sur les lieux, et des figures de tout ce qu'il y a de plus remarquables dans cette ville.

1680 EUR 400.00 - 600.00 EUR 1,243.00
126 WAGNER (Richard)

L'anneau de Nibelung. L'or du Rhin et de la Valkyrie. Siegfried, le crépuscule des Dieux.

1911-1912. EUR 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 EUR 1,181.00
98 [RETIF DE LA BRETONNE]

L'Anti-Justine ou les délices de l'amour.

vers 1907. EUR 600.00 - 800.00 EUR 1,118.00
170

LYON - DREVET (Joannès). Le Lyon de nos pères. Texte d'Emmanuel Vingtrinier.

1901 EUR 300.00 - 400.00 EUR 1,094.00
60 HÉMON (Louis)

Maria Chapdelaine.

1933 EUR 800.00 - 1,000.00 EUR 1,056.00
45 FIRDOUSI Abou'Lkasim

Histoire de Minoutchehr selon le Livre des Rois.

1919 EUR 600.00 - 800.00 EUR 994.00
71

LIVRE DES MILLE NUITS ET UNE NUIT (Le).

1926-1932. 12 volumes in-4 EUR 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 EUR 994.00
145 LA VALLIÈRE (Louis-César, Duc de)

Catalogue des livres de la bibliothèque de feu M. le duc de La Vallière... par Guillaume de Bure.

1783 EUR 300.00 - 500.00 EUR 994.00
63 HUYSMANS (Joris-Karl)

Grünewald. Un absolu du visible.

2014 EUR 200.00 - 300.00 EUR 932.00
72 LOTI (Pierre)

Ramuntcho.

1922 EUR 800.00 - 1,000.00 EUR 932.00
  • <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
  • <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
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