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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>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
  • <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.
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