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Minerva Auctions Roma: Books, Autographs and Prints

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Auction Name Books, Autographs and Prints Total Sales (EUR) 248,016.00
Auction Date 12/14/2017 - 12/14/2017 Low Estimate of Lots Sold (EUR) 140,470.00
Sale Number #148b High Estimate of Lots Sold (EUR) 179,760.00
Total Lots 372
Sold Lots 182 Low Estimate of All Lots (EUR) 217,060.00
% of Lots Sold 48.92% High Estimate of All Lots (EUR) 284,990.00
Unsold Lots 190 Total Sales as a % of High Est. 87.03%

Top twenty-five by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
468 Piranesi, Giovanni Battista

Le Antichità Romane

1756 EUR 40,000.00 - 50,000.00 EUR 65,000.00
558 Fotografie - Oriente

Stato Maggiore della R.a Nave "Rapido" Album, 260 x 350 mm,

1886-1888 EUR 1,500.00 - 2,000.00 EUR 15,000.00
690 Eluard, Paul

Solidarité. Poème de Paul Eluard.

1938 EUR 6,000.00 - 8,000.00 EUR 15,000.00
697 Fontana, Lucio

Documenti e personaggi 1: Manifiesto Blanco 1946

1976 EUR 10,000.00 - 12,000.00 EUR 12,500.00
621 Russia - Pluchart, Alexandre

Collection de vues de Saint-Petersbourg et de ses environs, Dessineés d'aprés nature, par divers Artistes

1823 - 1822 EUR 1,800.00 - 2,100.00 EUR 6,000.00
649 Arte Concreta

12/ stampe a mano /arte concreta

1948 EUR 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 EUR 5,250.00
655 Bartolini, Luigi

Sante e cavalle

1943 EUR 1,900.00 - 2,000.00 EUR 4,750.00
647 Arte Astratta

Art d'Aujourd'hui - Maîtres de l'Art Abstrait - Album I

1953 EUR 2,000.00 - 2,500.00 EUR 4,250.00
476 Roma - Cassini, Giovanni

Nuova raccolta delle megliori vedute antiche e moderne di Roma

1775 EUR 1,400.00 - 1,600.00 EUR 3,750.00
762

Paroles peintes I

1962 EUR 2,500.00 - 3,000.00 EUR 3,750.00
769 Picasso, Pablo - Neruda, Pablo

Toros. 15 lavis inedits. Poeme de Pablo Neruda.

1969 EUR 2,500.00 - 3,000.00 EUR 3,750.00
606 Pinelli, Bartolomeo

Nuova raccolta di cinquanta costumi pittoreschi incisi all'acqua forte

1816 EUR 800.00 - 1,200.00 EUR 3,500.00
712 Giacometti, Alberto - Vitali, Lamberto

Quarantacinque disegni di Alberto Giacometti

1963 EUR 500.00 - 600.00 EUR 3,500.00
768 Picasso, Pablo - Dominguin, Luis Miguel

Toros y Toreros

1961 EUR 2,500.00 - 3,000.00 EUR 3,125.00
440 Mazzola, Girolamo Francesco Mariadetto il Parmigianino

Raccolta di disegni originali di Fra.co Mazzola detto il Parmigianino

1772 EUR 2,500.00 - 3,500.00 EUR 3,000.00
688 Disegni - Sartorio, Aristide Giulio

Bozzetti per Christus

EUR 600.00 - 800.00 EUR 3,000.00
648 Arte Astratta italiana

arte astratta. Italia 1955

1955 EUR 2,200.00 - 2,500.00 EUR 2,750.00
770 Picasso, Pablo - Roy, Claude

La guerre et la paix

1954 EUR 1,500.00 - 2,000.00 EUR 2,750.00
694 Fautrier, Jean - Ponge, Francis

L'Asparagus

1963 EUR 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 EUR 2,500.00
737 Matisse, Henri

Poèmes de Charles d'Orléans. Manuscrits et illustrés par Hanri Matisse

1959 EUR 2,000.00 - 2,500.00 EUR 2,500.00
756 Novelli, Gastone

Viaggio in Grecia

1966 EUR 2,000.00 - 2,500.00 EUR 2,500.00
745 Mirò, Joan - Hirtz, Lise

"Il était une petite pie?" . 7 chansons et 3 chansons pour Hyacinthe avec 8 dessins en couleur par Joan Mirò

1928 EUR 1,800.00 - 2,000.00 EUR 2,375.00
530 Araldica - Tettoni, Leone e Saladini, Francesco

Teatro araldico ovvero Raccolta Generale delle armi ed insegne delle più illustri e nobili casate …

1841-1851 EUR 2,000.00 - 2,500.00 EUR 2,250.00
618 Roma - Thomas, Antoine Jean Baptiste

Un an a Rome et dans ses environs

1823 EUR 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 EUR 2,250.00
763

Paroles Peintes II

1965 EUR 1,800.00 - 2,000.00 EUR 2,250.00
  • <b>Doyle, online only: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake" Johnson. July 13-24, 2018</b>
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Zane Grey, Inscribed photograph album depicting Grey and party at Catalina, fishing, and in Arizona. $700 to $1,000
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Eric Taverner, Salmon Fishing...London: Seeley, Service & Co., 1931. $600 to $900
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> The Gentleman Angler. $300 to $500
    <b>Doyle, online only: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake" Johnson. July 13-24, 2018</b>
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Ken Robinson, Flyfishers' Progress. [London: The Flyfishers' Club, 2000. $200 to $300
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> G. H. Lacy, North Punjab Fishing Club Angler's Handbook. Calcutta: Newman & Co., 1890. $300 to $500
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> J. Harrington Keene, Fly-Fishing and Fly-Making for Trout, etc. New York, 1887. $200 to $300
    <b>Doyle, online only: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake" Johnson. July 13-24, 2018</b>
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Arthur Macrate, The History of The Tuna Club, Avalon, Santa Catalina Island, California, 1948. $400 to $600
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Joseph D. Bates Jr. Streamer Fly Tying and Fishing. Harrisburg, PA: The Stackpole Company, 1966. $800 to $1,200
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Paul Schmookler and Ingrid V. Sils. Rare and Unusual Fly Tying Materials: A Natural History. $300 to $500
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Herbert Hoover, Fishing For Fun - And To Wash Your Soul. New York: Random House, 1963. $400 to $600
  • <b>Potter & Potter Auctions: Fine Books & Manuscripts. July 28, 2018</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 372: Martin Luther King Jr. March for Freedom Now! Placard. Chicago, 1960. 28 x 22”. $3,000 to $6,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 567: Warhol, Andy. Tate Gallery Exhibition Booklet, Signed on the Cover by Warhol. Tate Gallery, 1971. $700 to $900
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 72: Mitchell, Margaret. <i>Gone With the Wind.</i> New York: The Macmillan Co., 1936. First edition, first issue. $4,000 to $5,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions: Fine Books & Manuscripts. July 28, 2018</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 468: Photo Archive Documenting the 1930s—50s Chicago Jazz and Night Club Scene. A significant collection. $2,000 to $4,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 143: Dr. Seuss. <i>Oh Say Can You Say.</i> 1979, First Edition, Signed. $200 to $300
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 285: [Maps] Thomas G. Bradford. <i>A Comprehensive Atlas, Geographical, Historical & Commercial.</i> Boston: William D. Ticknor, 1835. First Edition. $1,600 to $1,800
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions: Fine Books & Manuscripts. July 28, 2018</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 69: Herman Melville. <i>Moby Dick, or The Whale</i>. New York: Random House, 1930. First Kent Trade Edition. $400 to $600
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 295: John James Audoban. Group of 148 Lithographs from the Birds of America. Philadelphia: J.T. Bowen, ca. 1840s. $600 to $800
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 54: Langston Hughes. <i>One-Way Ticket.</i> New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1949. First edition. $300 to $500
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions: Fine Books & Manuscripts. July 28, 2018</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 7: Ray Bradbury. <i>The Martian Chronicles.</i> With a Wine Label Signed by Bradbury. Garden City: Doubleday, 1950. First edition $300 to $500
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 121. Frank L Baum. <i>The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.</i> Chicago: George M. Hill Co., 1899, 1900. First Edition. $4,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 369. [Declaration of Independence] Peter Force Engraving of the Declaration of Independence. One page; 29 x 26”. From the "American Archives" 1837-1853 series of books. $15,000 to $20,000
  • <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.
  • <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>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
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