• <center><b>TIMED ONLINE AUCTION<br>June 11 - 25, 2018</b></center>
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> ACCADEMIA ERCOLANENSE DI ARCHEOLOGIA. <i>Ornati delle Pareti</i>, Naples 1796. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> AMERICAS. <i>Il Gazzettiere Americano…</i>, Livorno, 1763. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> BARROW, John. <i>Travels in China…</i>, London, 1804. £600 to £800
    <center><b>TIMED ONLINE AUCTION<br>June 11 - 25, 2018</b></center>
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> BENOIST, Felix. <i>Album de L'Ile de Jersey</i>…, Paris & Nantes, 1870. £1,500 to £2,000
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> GAIL, Wilhelm. <i>Erinnerungen aus Spanien,</i> Munchen, [ca. 1837]. £1,800 to £2,200
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> HANCARVILLE, Pierre d'. <i>Recherches sur l'origine…,</i> London, Appleyard, 1785. £1,5000 to £2,000
    <center><b>TIMED ONLINE AUCTION<br>June 11 - 25, 2018</b></center>
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> HULLEY, T. <i>Six Views of Cheltenham.</i> London, R. Ackerman, 1813. £800 to £1,200
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> JEFFERSON, Thomas. <i>Notes on the state of Virginia</i>…, London, 1787. £12,000 to £18,000
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> LEWIS, John F. <i>Lewis's illustrations of Constantinople…,</i> London, McLean, 1837. £3,000 to £4,000
    <center><b>TIMED ONLINE AUCTION<br>June 11 - 25, 2018</b></center>
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> MARQUARD, Johann. <i>Tractatus politico-juridicus,</i> Frankfurt, 1662. £1,800 to £2,200
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> MAUND, Benjamin. <i>The botanic garden,</i> London, 1825-42. £1,500 to £2,000
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> Willughby, Francis; John Ray (ed.). <i>Ornithologiæ libri tres</i>. London, John Martyn, 1676. £1,500 to £2,000
  • <b>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>The Tragedie of Julius Caesar.</i> London, 1623. 1st appearance in print, Complete from the First Folio. Sold for $175,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Ernst, Max. <i>Mr. Knife and Miss Fork</i>. Paris, 1932. DELUXE EDITION. Sold for $15,625
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Cage, John. Autograph musical leaf from his Concert for Piano and Orchestra, NY, 1958. Sold for $18,750
    <b>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Einstein, Albert. Signed Passport Photo for his US citizenship application. Bermuda, 1935. Sold for $17,500
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Verard, Antoine. Illuminated printed Book of Hours. Paris, 1507. Sold for $7,500
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Wetterkurzschlussel. German Weather Report Codebook - for Enigma use. Berlin, 1942. Sold for $225,000
    <b>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Morelos y Pavon, Jose Maria. Autograph letter signed to El Virrey Venegas, February 5, 1812. Sold for $6,250
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Milne, A.A. Complete set of <i>Winnie-the-Pooh</i> books. 4 volumes. All first issue points. London, 1924-1928. Sold for $5,250
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> A 48-star American Flag, battle worn flown at Guadalcanal and Peleliu, 1942-1944. Sold for $35,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Locke, John. Autograph Letter Signed mourning the death of his friend, William Molyneaux, 2 pp, October 27, 1698. Sold for $20,000
  • <b>Sotheby’s London: Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts and Continental and Russian Books.<br>July 3, 2018</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s London, July 3:</b> The Breviary of Marie (1344-1404), Duchess of Bar, Daughter of Bonne of Luxembourg and King John II (the Good) of France, Franciscan Use, in Latin with a few rubrics in French [France (Paris), c.1360]. £500,000 to £700,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London, July 3:</b> John Chrysostom, Homilies on Matthew’s Gospel, in Greek [Byzantine Empire (Constantinople), late 9th century]. £200,000 to £300,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London, July 3:</b> Bible, with prologues and interpretations of Hebrew Names, in Latin [France (Paris), c.1250]. £80,000 to £120,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London: Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts and Continental and Russian Books.<br>July 3, 2018</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s London, July 3:</b> Euclides. Elementa Geometriae [Translated by Adelardus Bathoniensis, Edited by Johannes Campanus]. Vicenza: Leonardus Achates de Basilea and Guilielmus de Papia, [13 May Or 20 June] 1491. £40,000 to £60,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London, July 3:</b> Apocalypsis Sancti Johannis. Single Leaf from a Block Book [Schreiber's Edition III]. [The Netherlands, C. 1465-1470]. £15,000 to £20,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London, July 3:</b> Seneca, Lucius Annaeus. Opera Philosophica. Epistolae [Edited by Blasius Romerus]. Treviso: Bernardus De Colonia, 1478. £20,000 to £30,000
  • <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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Forum Auctions: Online Sale: Music, Opera and Theatre

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Auction Name Online Sale: Music, Opera and Theatre Total Sales (GBP) 20,050.00
Auction Date 11/30/2017 - 11/30/2017 Low Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP) 16,100.00
Sale Number #2031 High Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP) 23,410.00
Total Lots 111
Sold Lots 87 Low Estimate of All Lots (GBP) 22,010.00
% of Lots Sold 78.38% High Estimate of All Lots (GBP) 32,090.00
Unsold Lots 24 Total Sales as a % of High Est. 62.48%

Top twenty-five by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
3 Brunoff (Maurice de)

Collection des Plus Beaux Numeros de Comoedia Illustre et des Programmes consacres aux Ballets & Galas Russes...1909-1921

[1922] GBP 800.00 - 1,200.00 GBP 2,125.00
45 Levinson (Andre)

Bakst: the Story of the Artist's Life

1923 GBP 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 GBP 1,250.00
58 Sandby (Paul, 1731-1809)

Six guineas entrance and a guinea a lesson

1781 GBP 400.00 - 600.00 GBP 875.00
108

Set and costume designs.- A collection of six original set designs for Guiseppe Verdi's 'Aida'

late 19th, early 20th century GBP 600.00 - 800.00 GBP 875.00
111

Set and costume designs.- A collection of 15 costume designs and two set designs for Puccini's Gianni Schicchi

circa 1920 GBP 300.00 - 500.00 GBP 875.00
46 Levinson (Andre)

The Designs of Leon Bakst for the Sleeping Princess

1923 GBP 800.00 - 1,200.00 GBP 812.50
4 Bartolozzi (Francesco, 1727-1815)

Jason et Medée

1781 GBP 600.00 - 800.00 GBP 750.00
76 Autographs and Letters.- Puccini (Giacomo)

Autograph Letter to Rose [Ader] signed "Giacomo"

1921 GBP 500.00 - 700.00 GBP 750.00
49

Little Review (The)

1926 GBP 200.00 - 300.00 GBP 600.00
110

Set and costume designs.- A collection of 15 costume designs

circa 1920 GBP 300.00 - 500.00 GBP 550.00
75 Autographs and Letters.- Puccini (Giacomo)

Autograph Letter to Bianca [Lendvai] signed "G.Puccini"

1911 GBP 300.00 - 400.00 GBP 500.00
68 Autographs and Letters.- Gounod (Charles).-

A collection of c.60 autograph letters to the composer Charles Gounod

1860-74. GBP 150.00 - 200.00 GBP 400.00
19 Garrick (David).- Fisher (Edward, 1722-1781)

Garrick between Comedy and Tragedy

1762 GBP 300.00 - 500.00 GBP 375.00
83

Autographs and letters.- A collection of over 1,000 card

1960s-70s GBP 300.00 - 500.00 GBP 350.00
40 Lacauchie (Alexandre)

Galerie des Artistes Dramatiques de Paris

1841-42. GBP 200.00 - 300.00 GBP 325.00
43 Lee (Laurie).- Berkeley (Sir Lennox)

Autograph music signed at head from Laurie Lee's 'Signs in the Dark' for Chorus and String Orchestra

1967 GBP 300.00 - 400.00 GBP 312.50
44 Leoncavallo (Ruggero)

Pagliacci

c.1911. GBP 300.00 - 400.00 GBP 300.00
61 Taglioni (Filippo)

La Fille du Danube, Ballet-Pantomime…

1836 GBP 200.00 - 300.00 GBP 275.00
52 Mascagni (Pietro)

Cavalleria Rusticana

c.1912. GBP 300.00 - 400.00 GBP 250.00
79

Autographs and letters.- A collection of c.20 A.L.s

GBP 70.00 - 100.00 GBP 250.00
81 Autographs and letters.- Callas (Maria)

Portrait photograph of the soprano as Tosca

c.1953 GBP 300.00 - 500.00 GBP 250.00
15 [Destouches (Philippe Néricault)]

Les Amours de Ragonde

1749 GBP 100.00 - 150.00 GBP 225.00
54 Moreau de Saint-Méry (Médéric-Louis-Elie)

De la Danse

1803 GBP 150.00 - 200.00 GBP 225.00
20 Garrick (David).- Green (Valentine, 1739-1813)

David Garrick

1769 GBP 200.00 - 300.00 GBP 200.00
93

Programmes and posters.- A group of seven commemorative gala programmes with six from the Royal Opera

1893 to 1914 GBP 100.00 - 150.00 GBP 200.00
  • <b>Sotheby’s Online, June 18 - 28:</b> Lewis, Meriwether, and William Clark. <i>History of the Expedition Under the Command of Captains Lewis and Clark, To the Sources of the Missouri…</i> 1814, first edition. $100,000 to $150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, June 18 - 28:</b> Poe, Edgar Allan. <i>Tales.</i> New York: Wiley And Putnam, 1845. First edition, first printing, first issue. $70,000 to $100,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, June 18 - 28:</b> Dürer, Albrecht, and Johann Stabius. [Map of the World as a Sphere.] [Vienna,] 1781 (From Woodblocks Cut In 1515). $120,000 to $180,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, June 18 - 28:</b> Ferdinand, Franz — Lala Deen Dayal [Photographer]. VISIT OF H.I. & H.R. THE ARCHDUKE FRANZ FERDINAND OF AUSTRIA ESTE TO HYDERABAD (DECCAN), JANUARY 1893. $4,000 to $6,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, June 18 - 28:</b> Lincoln, Abraham. Manuscript Letter Signed ("Yours Truly A. Lincoln") as Sixteenth President to Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles Regarding William Johnson. $200,000 to $300,000
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Luis de Lucena, <i>Arte de Ajedres,</i> first edition of the earliest extant manual on modern chess, Salamanca, circa 1496-97. Sold for $68,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Carte-de-visite album with 83 images of prominent African Americans & abolitionists, circa 1860s. Sold for $47,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Gustav Klimt, <i>Das Werk,</i> Vienna & Leipzig, 1918. Sold for $106,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Man Ray, <i>[London Transport] – Keeps London Going,</i> 1938. Sold for $149,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Thomas Jefferson, Letter Signed, to Major-General Nathanael Greene, promising reinforcements against Cornwallis, 1781. Sold for $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Nicolas de Fer, <i>L’Amerique Divisee Selon Letendue de ses Principales Parties,</i> Paris, 1713. Sold for $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Russell H. Tandy, <i>The Secret in the Old Attic,</i> watercolor, pencil & ink, 1944. Sold for $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Ernest Hemingway, <i>Three Stories & Ten Poems,</i> first edition of the author's first book, Paris, 1923. Sold for $23,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Walker Evans, <i>River Rouge Plant,</i> silver print, 1947. Sold for $57,500.
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