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ALDE: Original Editions, 19th-21st Centuries

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Auction Name Original Editions, 19th-21st Centuries Total Sales (EUR) 373,612.50
Auction Date 12/11/2017 - 12/11/2017 Low Estimate of Lots Sold (EUR) 242,310.00
Sale Number #25872 High Estimate of Lots Sold (EUR) 327,780.00
Total Lots 373
Sold Lots 156 Low Estimate of All Lots (EUR) 427,660.00
% of Lots Sold 41.82% High Estimate of All Lots (EUR) 569,890.00
Unsold Lots 217 Total Sales as a % of High Est. 65.56%

Top twenty-five by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
49 MARX (Karl).

Das Kapital. Kritik der politischen Oekonomie. Erster Band. Buch I : Der Produktionsprocess des Kapitals.

1867 EUR 40,000.00 - 50,000.00 EUR 56,250.00
89 [VERLAINE (Paul)].

Les Amies. Sonnets par le licencié Pablo de Herlagnèz.

1867, 1868 EUR 15,000.00 - 20,000.00 EUR 42,500.00
131 ARTAUD (Antonin).

Dessin original, s.d.

1948 EUR 20,000.00 - 30,000.00 EUR 26,250.00
61 RIMBAUD (Arthur).

Les Illuminations.

1886 EUR 20,000.00 - 30,000.00 EUR 25,000.00
178 SIMENON (Georges).

Réunion de 70 lettres à Raymond Ziza dont 28 autographes les autres dactylographiées par lui-même, toutes signées, en tout 84 pages in-4 (sauf dix cartes postales).

1928-1962 EUR 20,000.00 - 30,000.00 EUR 25,000.00
60 RIMBAUD (Arthur).

Une Saison en enfer.

1873 EUR 6,000.00 - 8,000.00 EUR 10,250.00
40 MALLARMÉ (Stéphane).

L'Après-midi d'un faune.

1876 EUR 6,000.00 - 8,000.00 EUR 9,375.00
232 CHAR (René).

Cinq poésies en hommage à George Braque.

1958 EUR 2,500.00 - 3,500.00 EUR 8,125.00
137 CÉSAIRE (Aimé).

Soleil cou coupé.

1948 EUR 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 EUR 7,500.00
136 CAMUS (Albert).

L'Envers et l'endroit.

1956 EUR 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 EUR 5,875.00
105 VERLAINE (Paul).

Sagesse.

1889 EUR 5,000.00 - 6,000.00 EUR 5,250.00
21 FLAUBERT (Gustave).

Madame Bovary. Mœurs de province.

1857 EUR 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 EUR 4,500.00
134 BENOIT (Pierre).

L'Atlantide.

1919 EUR 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 EUR 4,500.00
95 VERLAINE (Paul).

Jadis et naguère.

1884 EUR 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 EUR 4,375.00
103 VERLAINE (Paul).

Amour.

1888 EUR 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 EUR 4,375.00
186 SIMENON (Georges).

Maigret et le corps sans tête ; roman.

1955 EUR 4,000.00 - 5,000.00 EUR 4,000.00
117 CAZALS (Frédéric-Auguste) et Gustave LEROUGE.

Les Derniers jours de Paul Verlaine.

1911 EUR 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 EUR 3,750.00
184 SIMENON (Georges).

Maigret chez le ministre ; roman.

1954 EUR 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 EUR 3,750.00
185 SIMENON (Georges).

Les Témoins ; roman.

1954 EUR 4,000.00 - 5,000.00 EUR 3,750.00
177 SEGALEN (Victor).

Stèles.

1914 EUR 300.00 - 400.00 EUR 3,625.00
66 RODENBACH (Georges).

Le Carillonneur.

1897 EUR 800.00 - 1,000.00 EUR 3,500.00
94 VERLAINE (Paul).

Sagesse.

1881 EUR 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 EUR 3,375.00
287 HUGNET (Georges).

Album de plantes marines. [Le Prisonnier des îles. – L'Archipel, ou le Rendez vous des îles].

1969 EUR 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 EUR 2,750.00
280 HUGNET (Georges).

La Femme facile.

1942 EUR 1,500.00 - 2,000.00 EUR 2,500.00
293 KAFKA (Franz).

L'Invité des morts.

1948 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>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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