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Auction Name Letters, Autographs, Manuscripts Total Sales (EUR) 193,462.50
Auction Date 12/13/2017 - 12/13/2017 Low Estimate of Lots Sold (EUR) 85,500.00
Sale Number #25873 High Estimate of Lots Sold (EUR) 108,670.00
Total Lots 360
Sold Lots 159 Low Estimate of All Lots (EUR) 171,400.00
% of Lots Sold 44.17% High Estimate of All Lots (EUR) 221,080.00
Unsold Lots 201 Total Sales as a % of High Est. 87.51%

Top twenty-five by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
20 Pierre BOULEZ (1925-2016)

Manuscrit autographe, Incidences actuelles de Berg, [1948] 

1948 EUR 1,500.00 - 1,800.00 EUR 56,250.00
183 George SAND.

Manuscrit autographe signé, Jacques, 1834 

1834 EUR 15,000.00 - 20,000.00 EUR 18,750.00
5 Honoré de BALZAC.

L.A.S., vendredi [10 juillet 1840], à Victor Hugo 

1840 EUR 1,800.00 - 2,000.00 EUR 6,250.00
111 Victor HUGO (1802-1885)

Poème autographe signé, Fragment, [septembre 1828 ?] 

1828 EUR 2,000.00 - 2,500.00 EUR 5,000.00
289 Piotr Alexeïevitch, prince KROPOTKINE (1842-1921)

18 L.A.S. et 2 L.A., 1902-1912, à l’agent littéraire Charles Francis Cazenove (une à George Herbert Perris) 

1902-1912 EUR 1,200.00 - 1,500.00 EUR 4,000.00
206 Paul VALÉRY.

17 L.A.S., [1896]-1920 et s.d., à Francis Viélé-Griffin 

1896-1920 et s.d. EUR 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 EUR 3,750.00
259 Jules DUMONT D’URVILLE (1790-1842)

L.A.S., Paris 3 octobre 1821, à M. Soleyrol, capitaine du génie militaire, à Calvi (Corse) 

1821 EUR 500.00 - 600.00 EUR 3,750.00
341 Louis-Antoine SAINT-JUST (1767-1794)

L.S. cosignée par Bertrand Barère, Lazare Carnot et Claude-Antoine Prieur (de la Côte d’Or), Paris 15 ventose II (5 mars 1794), à Jean-Philibert Maret, « commissaire pour la confection des chemins de la frontière du Nord » 

1794 EUR 800.00 - 1,000.00 EUR 3,125.00
263 Jean-Henri FABRE (1823-1915)

Manuscrit autographe signé, Les Épeires. Une originale façon de voyager, Sérignan (Vaucluse) 

EUR 1,200.00 - 1,500.00 EUR 2,875.00
205 Paul VALÉRY (1871-1945)

Manuscrit autographe, Vers perdus entre 1890 et 1897… ou 1900-1922 

EUR 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 EUR 2,750.00
210 Giuseppe VERDI (1813-1901)

P.S. avec apostille autographe, signée aussi par Nestor Roqueplan, Paris 28 février 1852 

1852 EUR 1,500.00 - 2,000.00 EUR 2,750.00
333 Louis PASTEUR (1822-1895)

L.A.S., Paris 11 juillet 1881

1881 EUR 1,200.00 - 1,500.00 EUR 2,750.00
144 Guy de MAUPASSANT (1850-1893)

3 L.A.S., Étretat [automne 1885], à Georges Patinot, directeur du Journal des Débats 

1885 EUR 1,200.00 - 1,500.00 EUR 2,500.00
4 Honoré de BALZAC (1799-1850)

L.A.S., Août 1839 [septembre ?], à Léon Gozlan 

1839 EUR 1,500.00 - 1,800.00 EUR 2,375.00
90 Gustave FLAUBERT (1821-1880)

L.A.S., mardi 21 [octobre 1879, à Jules Lemaitre] 

1879 EUR 1,500.00 - 2,000.00 EUR 2,250.00
41 Paul BOURGET (1852-1935)

Manuscrit autographe signé, Variétés. Le Prêtre de Némi, [1886], et 40 L.A.S., 1886-1893, à Georges Patinot, directeur du Journal des Débats 

1886-1893 EUR 800.00 - 1,000.00 EUR 1,875.00
76 Michel DÉON (1919-2016)

35 L.A.S. et 3 L.S., 1958-1998, au journaliste et nouvelliste portugais Luis Forjas Trigueiros (1915-2000) 

1958-1998 EUR 1,500.00 - 1,800.00 EUR 1,750.00
335 Camille Honoré PETITJEAN (1862-1909 ?)

Manuscrit (autographe ?), Aventures de Camille Petitjean. Récit sincère des aventures d’un évadé, injustement condamné à la relégation, suivi de Quelques mots sur la transportation, et Les transports à Cayenne, Gaillon 17 juillet 1898 

1898 EUR 700.00 - 800.00 EUR 1,750.00
10 Hector BERLIOZ (1803-1869)

P.A.S., 21 juillet 1837 

1837 EUR 1,000.00 - 1,200.00 EUR 1,625.00
112 Victor HUGO.

Poème autographe signé « Victor H. », « J’aime une plaine immense »…, [début 1829 ?] 

1829 EUR 700.00 - 800.00 EUR 1,625.00
174 Ernest REYER (1823-1909)

Manuscrit autographe d’un discours sur Berlioz, [octobre 1886] 

1886 EUR 500.00 - 700.00 EUR 1,625.00
190 Friedrich VON SCHLEGEL (1772-1829)

L.A.S., Vienne 1er octobre 1828, à un ami 

1828 EUR 1,000.00 - 1,200.00 EUR 1,500.00
159 Alfred de MUSSET (1810-1857)

L.A.S., Mercredi soir [24 février 1836], à Madame Caroline Jaubert 

1836 EUR 800.00 - 1,000.00 EUR 1,375.00
279 François GUIZOT (1787-1874)

20 L.A.S., 1838-1874, la plupart à Armand Bertin 

1838-1874 EUR 500.00 - 600.00 EUR 1,375.00
54 François-René de CHATEAUBRIAND.

L.A.S., 31 décembre 1820, à Jacques-Joseph de Corbière 

1820 EUR 1,000.00 - 1,200.00 EUR 1,250.00
  • <b>Bonhams: Exploration and Travel, Featuring Americana, Part I. September 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Shackleton, Ernest. <i>Aurora Australis.</i> Printed at the sign of 'The Penguins'; East Antarctica, 1908. $70,000 to $100,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Shackleton, Ernest. <i>South Polar Times.</i> 1st edition, limited issue. from the library of Michael Barne. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</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. $25,000 to $35,000
    <b>Bonhams: Exploration and Travel, Featuring Americana, Part I. September 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> <i>The Voice of the People.</i> Boston, 1754. Rare pamphlet on the Excise Tax. Nathaniel Sparhawk's copy. $4,000 to $6,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Autograph Letter Signed ("S.L. Clemens"), offering extensive hard-earned advice on writing, 5 pp, 1881. $30,000 to $50,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> After Fra Egnazio Danti. <i>L'Ultime Parti not:e nel Indie Occid:ntli" [The last known parts of the Western Indies].</i> Painted Map of California, Western Mexico, and Japan. $70,000 to $100,000
    <b>Bonhams: Exploration and Travel, Featuring Americana, Part I. September 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Ptolemaeus, Claudius. <i>Geographie opus nouissima...</i> 1513. The most important edition of Ptolemy, containing the Admiral's Map. $250,000 to $350,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> De Arellano, Don Alonso. Manuscript, his <i>"Relación mui singular y circunstanciada... Capitán del Patax San Lucas,"</i> manuscript copy from the Sir Thomas Phillips collection. $50,000 to $80,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Purchas, Samuel. <i>Purchas his Pilgrimes.</i> First edition. With John Simth's engraved map of Virginia. $70,000 to $100,000
    <b>Bonhams: Exploration and Travel, Featuring Americana, Part I. September 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Lewis, Meriwether. Contemporary manuscript true copy of his final power of attorney, 1809. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> <i>A New Method of Macarony Making, as Practiced at Boston in North America.</i> Mezzotint. London, 1774. $5,000 to $7,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> <i>Scientific Base Ball Pitching: A Treatise on the Pitcher, Pitching, Origin and Philosophy of the Curve.</i> Chicago, 1897. $2,000 to $3,000
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Franklin H. Brown, <i>State Sovereignty, National Union,</i> Chicago, 1860. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Thomas Paine, <i>The American Crisis,</i> Fishkill, NY, December 1776. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b><br>The Aitken Bible, Philadelphia, 1781. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Francisco Loubayssin de Lamarca, probable first edition of the first novel set in the Spanish New World, Paris, 1617. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Juan de la Anunciación, <i>Sermonario en lengua mexicana,</i> first edition, first book of sermons in Nahuatl, Mexico, 1577. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Maturino Gilberti, <i>Thesoro spiritual en lengua de Mechuacá,</i> first edition, Mexico, 1558. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Commission of William O. Stoddard as secretary to the president, signed by Lincoln, Washington, 1861. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> <i>Clay and Frelinghuysen,</i> flag banner, circa 1844. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Daguerreotype of a man believed to be Frederick Granger Williams Smith, son of Joseph Smith, circa late 1850s. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> John C. Wolfe, <i>Portrait of Abraham Lincoln,</i> oil on board in period wooden frame, circa 1860s. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Francis W. Winton, manuscript on pow-wows with indigenous Canadians, 1881. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Family letters from two young daguerreotype artists, 1826-79. $10,000 to $15,000.
  • <b>Leland Little: Important Fall Auction. September 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Leland Little, Sep. 22:</b> Published Half Plate Ambrotype of a North Carolina Confederate Officer. $2,000 to $4,000
    <b>Leland Little, Sep. 22:</b> Two 19th Century Books Pertaining to Canada's Red River Settlement. $400 to $800
    <b>Leland Little, Sep. 22:</b> Two Books With Fore-Edge Paintings of British Architectual Landmarks. $400 to $600
    <b>Leland Little: Important Fall Auction. September 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Leland Little, Sep. 22:</b> Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987), "Torte a la Dobosch" from <i>Wild Raspberries</i>. $1,000 to $3,000
    <b>Leland Little, Sep. 22:</b> Keith Haring (American, 1958-1990), <i>Pop Shop II,</i> One Plate screenprint in colors, on wove paper, 1998. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Leland Little, Sep. 22:</b> Thomas Rowlandson (British, 1756-1827), Twenty-Two Prints from the <i>Tours of Dr. Syntax</i>. $500 to $1,000
  • <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>
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