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Auction Name Michel Wittock Collection Total Sales (EUR) 445,187.50
Auction Date 11/14/2017 - 11/14/2017 Low Estimate of Lots Sold (EUR) 294,400.00
Sale Number #25868 High Estimate of Lots Sold (EUR) 390,800.00
Total Lots 195
Sold Lots 137 Low Estimate of All Lots (EUR) 427,100.00
% of Lots Sold 70.26% High Estimate of All Lots (EUR) 563,400.00
Unsold Lots 58 Total Sales as a % of High Est. 79.02%

Top twenty-five by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
7 ALAMANNI (Luigi).

Opere toscane.

1542 EUR 20,000.00 - 30,000.00 EUR 25,000.00
4 SADOLET (Jacques).

Interpretatio in Psalmum Miserere mei Deus.

1533 EUR 15,000.00 - 20,000.00 EUR 18,750.00
129 GIDE (André).

La Tentative amoureuse, ou le traité du vain désir.

1921 EUR 12,000.00 - 15,000.00 EUR 13,750.00
21 ARRIANUS (Flavius).

Ponti Euxini & maris Erythræi periplus.

1577 EUR 10,000.00 - 12,000.00 EUR 12,500.00
105 GOETHE (Johann Wolfgang von) et Franz SCHUBERT.

Le Roi des aulnes.

1904 EUR 10,000.00 - 12,000.00 EUR 12,500.00
48 HORST (Tieleman van der) et Jacob POLLEY.

Theatrum machinarum universale, of keurige verzameling van verscheide grote en zeer fraaie waterwerken, schutsluizen, waterkeringen, ophaal- en draaibruggen.

1736-1737. EUR 6,000.00 - 8,000.00 EUR 10,000.00
176 LAMBERT (Jean-Clarence).

Les Folies françaises d'après « Elle ».

1964-1966. EUR 10,000.00 - 12,000.00 EUR 10,000.00
12 DION CASSIUS.

??? ????????? ????????? ??????????? ??????. Romanarum historiarum libri XXIII, à XXXVI ad LVIII usque. Ex bibliotheca regia.

1548 EUR 8,000.00 - 10,000.00 EUR 9,375.00
190 BUTOR (Michel).

Sous le noir.

1991 EUR 5,000.00 - 6,000.00 EUR 8,875.00
89 MALLARMÉ (Stéphane).

L’Après-midi d’un faune. Églogue.

1876 EUR 8,000.00 - 10,000.00 EUR 8,750.00
106 MIKHAËL (Ephraïm).

Halyartès. Poème en prose.

1904 EUR 1,500.00 - 2,000.00 EUR 7,500.00
123 MARINETTI (Filippo Tommaso).

Les Mots en liberté futuristes.

1919 EUR 5,000.00 - 6,000.00 EUR 7,500.00
92 GRUEL (Léon).

Manuel historique et bibliographique de l’amateur de reliures.

1887-1905. EUR 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 EUR 7,250.00
153

ÉVANGILE SELON SAINT MATHIEU.

1928 EUR 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 EUR 6,875.00
23 BARA (Jerôme de).

Le Blason des armoiries, auquel est monstree la maniere de laquelle les Anciens & Modernes ont usé en icelles.

1581 EUR 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 EUR 6,250.00
59 LA FONTAINE (Jean de).

Contes et nouvelles en vers.

1762 EUR 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 EUR 6,250.00
3 [NANNI (Giovanni)].

Fragmenta vetustissimorum autoru[m].

1530 EUR 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 EUR 5,625.00
107 VILLIERS DE L'ISLE-ADAM (Auguste).

Akëdysséril.

1906 EUR 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 EUR 5,625.00
2 MARULLE (Michel).

Epigrammata et Hymni.

1529 EUR 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 EUR 5,250.00
88 COPPÉE (François).

Poésies.

1864-1869. EUR 1,500.00 - 2,000.00 EUR 5,250.00
175 ARAGON (Louis).

Le Fou d’Elsa. Poème.

1963 EUR 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 EUR 5,250.00
8

HORÆ in laudem beatissimæ Virginis Mariæ, ad usum Romanum.

1543 EUR 6,000.00 - 8,000.00 EUR 5,000.00
34 MAGNON (Jean).

Tite. Tragicomédie.

1660 EUR 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 EUR 5,000.00
73 LACLOS (Pierre Choderlos de).

Les Liaisons dangereuses. Lettres recueillies dans une société, et publiées pour l'instruction de quelques autres.

1796 [i.e. vers 1812] EUR 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 EUR 5,000.00
148 MONTESQUIEU (Charles-Louis de Secondat, baron de).

Lettres persanes.

1926 EUR 4,000.00 - 5,000.00 EUR 5,000.00
  • <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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