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ALDE: Selected Books from the 15th through 19th Century

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Auction Name Selected Books from the 15th through 19th Century Total Sales (EUR) 262,350.00
Auction Date 11/14/2017 - 11/14/2017 Low Estimate of Lots Sold (EUR) 185,150.00
Sale Number #25874 High Estimate of Lots Sold (EUR) 244,600.00
Total Lots 110
Sold Lots 60 Low Estimate of All Lots (EUR) 309,900.00
% of Lots Sold 54.55% High Estimate of All Lots (EUR) 408,200.00
Unsold Lots 50 Total Sales as a % of High Est. 64.27%

Top twenty-five by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
254 [LA CROIX (Emeric de)].

Le Nouveau Cynée, ou Discours d'Estat representant les occasions & moyens d'establir une paix genéralle, & la liberté du commerce par tout le monde.

1623 EUR 40,000.00 - 50,000.00 EUR 43,750.00
205 BELLIN (Jacques-Nicolas).

Le Neptune françois.

1753 EUR 20,000.00 - 30,000.00 EUR 27,500.00
282 POLITIEN (Ange).

Omnia opera, et alia quædam lectu digna.

1498 EUR 8,000.00 - 10,000.00 EUR 18,750.00
293 SCAINO DA SALÒ (Antonio).

Trattato del giuoco della palla.

1555 EUR 15,000.00 - 20,000.00 EUR 18,125.00
300 TREW (Christoph Jakob) et Benedict Christian VOGEL.

Plantæ selectæ quarum imagines ad exemplaria naturalia Londini in hortis curiosorum nutrita manu artificiosa doctaque …

1750-1771. EUR 12,000.00 - 15,000.00 EUR 15,000.00
255 LA FONTAINE (Jean de).

Fables choisies.

1678-1694. EUR 8,000.00 - 10,000.00 EUR 10,250.00
291 SANGRO (Raimondo di).

Supplica umiliata alla Santità di Benedetto XIV, in difesa e rischiaramento della sua Lettera apologetica sul proposito de’ Quipu de’ Peruani.

1753 EUR 4,000.00 - 5,000.00 EUR 9,750.00
303 VOLTAIRE.

Œuvres complètes.

1784-1789. EUR 5,000.00 - 6,000.00 EUR 7,750.00
275

[ORDONNANCES de Louis XIV promulguées entre 1664 et 1681].

1750-1751. EUR 5,000.00 - 6,000.00 EUR 6,250.00
270 MAUPERTUIS (Pierre-Louis Moreau de).

Discours sur la parallaxe de la lune, pour perfectionner la théorie de la lune et celle de la terre.

1741 EUR 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 EUR 5,000.00
264 [LOYOLA (Ignace de)].

Regulæ Societatis Jesu.

1582 EUR 1,000.00 - 1,200.00 EUR 4,750.00
295

STATUTS de l'Ordre de St Michel.

1725 EUR 1,500.00 - 2,000.00 EUR 4,500.00
261 LECHUGA (Cristóval).

Discurso en que trata del cargo de Maestro de Campo General, y de todo lo que de derecho le toca en el exército.

1603 EUR 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 EUR 4,125.00
201

BAIL des Fermes Royales-unies fait à Me Pierre Carlier le 19 aoust 1726, pour six années.

1728 EUR 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 EUR 3,750.00
228 [DUBOCAGE DE BLÉVILLE (Michel-Joseph)].

Mémoires sur le port, la navigation, et le commerce du Havre de Grâce ; et sur quelques singularités de l'histoire naturelle des environs.

1753 EUR 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 EUR 3,750.00
230

ÉTAT et menu général de la dépense ordinaire de Monsieur le Dauphin.

1754 EUR 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 EUR 3,750.00
263 [LONGUERUE (Louis Dufour de)].

Description historique et géographique de la France ancienne et moderne.

1722 EUR 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 EUR 3,750.00
273 NEANDER (Jean).

Tabacologia : hoc est tabaci, seu nicotianæ, descriptio medico-chirurgico-pharmaceutica.

1626 EUR 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 EUR 3,750.00
218 CERVANTES (Miguel de).

L’Ingénieux hidalgo Don Quichotte de la Manche.

1836-1837. EUR 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 EUR 3,500.00
259 LAPOSTOLLE (Alexandre).

Traité des parafoudres et des paragrêles en cordes de paille, précédé d'une météorologie électrique…

1820 EUR 1,500.00 - 2,000.00 EUR 3,125.00
211 BEVERLAND (Adriaan).

De stolatæ virginitatis jure.

1680 EUR 1,500.00 - 2,000.00 EUR 2,875.00
238 GHILIOSSI DI LEMIE (Giuseppe Ignazio).

Mûriers et vers-à-soie.

1812 EUR 1,000.00 - 1,200.00 EUR 2,750.00
210 BERTHOUD (Ferdinand).

L’Art de conduire et de régler les pendules et les montres.

1759 EUR 800.00 - 1,000.00 EUR 2,625.00
219 CERVIO (Vincenzo).

Il Trinciante.

1593 EUR 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 EUR 2,500.00
236 GAURET (Jacques).

Stile universel de toutes les cours et jurisdictions du royaume, pour l'instruction des matières criminelles, suivant l'ordonnance de Louis XIV du mois d'aoust 1670.

1679 EUR 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 EUR 2,500.00
  • <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>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers: The Adventure & Exploration Library of Steve Fossett. October 31, 2018</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> SHACKLETON, Ernest Henry, Sir. <i>Aurora Australis. Printed at the Winter Quarters of the British Antarctic Expedition, 1907, During the Winter Months of April, May, June, July, 1908.</i> $60,000 to $80,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> HUMBOLDT, Alexander von, and Aime J. A. BONPLAND. <i>Vues des Cordillères, et monumens des peuples indigènes de l'Amérique.</i> Paris, 1810. $30,000 to $40,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> COOK, James, Captain. [Collected Voyages]. London: Strahan and Cadell, 1773, 1777, 1784. First editions of the second and third voyages. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers: The Adventure & Exploration Library of Steve Fossett. October 31, 2018</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> DARWIN, Charles. <i>A Narrative of the Surveying Voyages of His Majesty's Ships Adventure and Beagle, between the years 1826 and 1836.</i> $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> SPILBERGEN, Joris van (1568-1620). <i>Speculum orientalis occidentalisque Indiae navigationum.</i> Leiden: Nicolaus van Geelkercken, 1619. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> DRAKE, Francis, Sir. <i>Sir Francis Drake Revived. Who is or may be a Pattern to stirre up all Heroicke and active Spirits of these Times…</i> London, 1653 [i.e. 1652]. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers: The Adventure & Exploration Library of Steve Fossett. October 31, 2018</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> SHACKLETON, Ernest Henry, Sir, Louis C. BERNACCHI, and Apsley George Benet CHERRY-GARRARD, editors. The South Polar Times. London, 1907-1914. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> ANSON, George. <i>A Voyage round the World, In the Years 1740...</i> 1744. London: John and Paul Knapton for the author, 1748. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> HERRERA Y TORDESILLAS, Antonio de. <i>Description des Indes Occidentales, Qu'on appelle aujourdhuy Le Nouveau Monde...</i> Amsterdam: Michel Colin, 1622. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers: The Adventure & Exploration Library of Steve Fossett. October 31, 2018</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> NOORT, Olivier van. <i>Description du Penible Voyage fait entour de l'univers ou globe terrestre...</i> Amsterdam: Cornille Nicolas, 1610. $5,000 to $7,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> LEO AFRICANUS, Johannes. <i>A Geographical Historie of Africa, Written in Arabicke and Italian.</i> London: George Bishop, 1600. $4,000 to $6,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> SCHOUTEN, Willem Corneliszoon. <i>Journal ou Description du Merveilleux Voyage de Guillaume Schouten, Hollandois natif de Hoorn, fait es années 1615, 1616, & 1617.</i> 1619. $4,000 to $6,000
  • <b>Bonhams: Sale Results from <i>Exploration and Travel, Featuring Americana, Part I.</i> September 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25 results:</b> Shackleton, Ernest. <i>Aurora Australis.</i> Printed at the sign of 'The Penguins'; East Antarctica, 1908. Sold for $97,500
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25 results:</b> Shackleton, Ernest. <i>South Polar Times.</i> 1st edition, limited issue. from the library of Michael Barne. Sold for $25,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25 results:</b> General Washington's <i>Proceedings of a General Court Martial... of Major General Lee.</i> Philiadelphia, 1778. 100 copies printed for Congress. BOUND WITH: ...Court Martial... of St Clair and ...Schuyler. Sold for $87,50
    <b>Bonhams: Sale Results from <i>Exploration and Travel, Featuring Americana, Part I.</i> September 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25 results:</b> <i>The Voice of the People.</i> Boston, 1754. Rare pamphlet on the Excise Tax. Nathaniel Sparhawk's copy. Sold for $8,750
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25 results:</b> Autograph Letter Signed ("S.L. Clemens"), offering extensive hard-earned advice on writing, 5 pp, 1881. Sold for $37,500
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25 results:</b> Lewis, Meriwether. Contemporary manuscript true copy of his final power of attorney, 1809. Sold for $7,500
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25 results:</b> <i>A New Method of Macarony Making, as Practiced at Boston in North America.</i> Mezzotint. London, 1774. Sold for $6,875
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25 results:</b> <i>Scientific Base Ball Pitching: A Treatise on the Pitcher, Pitching, Origin and Philosophy of the Curve.</i> Chicago, 1897. Sold for $3,750
  • <center><b>William Bunch Auctions<br>October Fine Art and Prints<br>October 29, 2018</b>
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> Aegidius Sadeler (Flemish, 1570-1629), engraving on laid paper "Madonna and Child in a Landscape", after a drawing by Albrecht Durer. $800 to $1,200
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> Anders Zorn (Swedish, 1860-1920), drypoint etching on paper "On Hemso Island", 1917, pencil signed. $400 to $600
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> Joseph Pennell (American, 1860-1926), etching on paper "Setting Up Columns", pencil signed. $200 to $300
    <center><b>William Bunch Auctions<br>October Fine Art and Prints<br>October 29, 2018</b>
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> William Lee Hankey (British, 1869-1952), drypoint etching on paper "Affection", pencil signed. $200 to $300
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> William Walcot (English, 1874-1943), drypoint etching on paper "Lower Broadway, New York", 1924, pencil signed. $200 to $300
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> Auguste Brouet (French, 1872-1941), color etching "La Pirouette", pencil signed, ed 111/250. $400 to $600
    <center><b>William Bunch Auctions<br>October Fine Art and Prints<br>October 29, 2018</b>
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> Thomas Hart Benton (American, 1889-1975), lithograph on paper "The Boy", pencil signed. $2,000 to $3,000
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> John Stockton de Martelly (American, 1903-1979), lithograph on paper "Looking at the Sunshine", pencil signed, original AAA certificate. $400 to $600
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> Jacques Hnizdovsky (Ukrainian-American, 1915-1985), woodcut on paper "Moppet", pencil signed and dated 1965, ed 118/250. $400 to $600
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Kurt Vonnegut, archive of 12 letters, signed to his family, 6 illustrated, 1930s-40s. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Allen Ginsberg, 11 autograph manuscripts, including 10 drafts of poems & a page of notes, circa 1948. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Joan Miró, illustrated autograph note signed to MoMA Director of Exhibitions & Publications, 1959. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Carl Gustav Jung, typed letter signed to a colleague, 1948. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Gustav Mahler, ALS, arranging a meeting during his historic visit to New York, circa 1908. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Mark Twain, ALS, explaining the target of his new book, 1902. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Charles Dickens, ALS, accepting an invitation in the voice of a <i>Martin Chuzzlewit</i> character, 1843. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Jacob Lawrence, illustrated greeting card signed, 1960. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Robert E. Lee, ALS, to the colonel of the Kanawha Valley volunteers, boosting morale, 1861. $15,000 to $25,000
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