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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>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 16:</b> Jean de Mandeville, <i>Reysen und Wanderschafften durch das Gelobte Land,</i> Strassburg, 1488. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 16:</b> Titus Livius, <i>Las Quatorze Decadas,</i> Zaragoza, 1520. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 16:</b> Printed <i>Book of Hours</i> with 20 full-page illustrations, Paris, 1509. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 16:</b> Jean La Fontaine, <i>Fables Choisies, mises en Vers,</i> first editions, Paris, 1668. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 16:</b> Giovanni Boccaccio, <i>De las mujeres illustres en romance,</i> Zaragoza, 1494. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 16:</b> Giovanni Boccaccio, third edition of the first published work of female biography, Louvain, 1487. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 16:</b> José González Cabrera Bueno, <i>Navegación Especulativa, y Práctica,</i> Manila, 1734. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 16:</b> Andreas Vesalius, <i>Icones Anatomicae,</i> Munich, Bremer Press, 1934. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 16:</b> Joseph Boneta y Laplana, <i>Gritos del Purgatorio, y Medios para acallarlos,</i> Manila, 1711. $4,000 to $6,000.
  • <center><b> The Library of Pierre Bergé<br>Auction Pierre Bergé & Associés<br>in association with Sotheby’s<br>Paris-Hôtel Drout<br>December 14, 2018<br><br>New York Exhibition<br>Oct. 16 to Oct. 20</b>
    <b>The Library of Pierre Bergé, NY exhibition 10/16 to 10/20:</b> BARTHOLOMEUS ANGLICUS. <i>Le Proprietaire des choses.</i> Lyon, [circa 1484]. 150 000 / 200 000 €
    <b>The Library of Pierre Bergé, NY exhibition 10/16 to 10/20:</b> MONTAIGNE, Michel de. <i>Essais.</i> Bordeaux, 1580. 400 000 / 500 000 €
    <b>The Library of Pierre Bergé, NY exhibition 10/16 to 10/20:</b> PROUST, Marcel. <i>Du côté de chez Swann.</i> Paris, 1914 [1913]. 600 000 / 800 000 €
    <b>The Library of Pierre Bergé, NY exhibition 10/16 to 10/20:</b> MONSTRELET, Enguerrand de. <i>Le Premier [-Tiers] Volume des Cronicques.</i> Paris, circa 1503.<br>300 000 / 400 000 €
  • <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>
  • <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
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