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Chiswick Auctions: Books from the Library of Giancarlo Beltrame including Science, the Occult & Curiosa

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Auction Name Books from the Library of Giancarlo Beltrame including Science, the Occult & Curiosa Total Sales (GBP) 106,825.50
Auction Date 12/14/2017 - 12/14/2017 Low Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP) 49,550.00
Sale Number #121417 High Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP) 76,280.00
Total Lots 249
Sold Lots 242 Low Estimate of All Lots (GBP) 51,500.00
% of Lots Sold 97.19% High Estimate of All Lots (GBP) 79,380.00
Unsold Lots 7 Total Sales as a % of High Est. 134.58%

Top twenty-five by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
99 GUAZZO, Francesco Maria (1570-1640).

Compendium maleficarum. In tres libros distinctum … Ordinis S. Ambrosij ad Nemus collectum, & pluribus figuris, ac imaginibis perornatum: Ex quo nesandissima, & execranda in genus humanum opera venesica, ac ad illa euitanda Divins remedia conficiuntur

1608 GBP 700.00 - 1,000.00 GBP 3,936.00
40 BRUCIOLI, Antonio (1498-1566).

Tratta della Sphera, nel quale si Dimostrano, & Isegnano i Principi della Astrologia Raccolto da Giovanni di Sacrobusto, & altri Astronomi, & tradotto in lingua Italiana

1543 GBP 200.00 - 300.00 GBP 2,583.00
96 GRATAROLI, Gulielmo (1516-68).

 Opuscula, videlicet: De memoria reparanda, augenda, conservandaque, ac de reminiscentia: tutiora omnimoda remedia, praeceptiones optimae. De praedictione morum naturarumque hominum, cum ex inspection partium corporis, tum alijs modis [etc.]

1554 GBP 300.00 - 500.00 GBP 2,337.00
119 LE LOYER, Pierre (1550-1634).

Discours, et Histoires des Spectres, Visions et Apparitions des Esprits, Anges, Demons, et Ames, se Monstrans visibles aux hommes

1605 GBP 300.00 - 500.00 GBP 2,337.00
206 SCHONER, Johann (1477-1547).

Opusculum astrologicum, ex diversorum libris, summa cura pro studioforum utilitate collectum, subnotata continens.

1539 GBP 300.00 - 500.00 GBP 2,214.00
48 CARO, Annibale (1507-66) & Francesco Maria MOLZA (1489-1544).

Commento di ser Agresto da Ficaruolo sopra la Prima Ficata del Padre Siceo

1538 GBP 400.00 - 600.00 GBP 2,091.00
235 VAIRO, Leonardo (d. 1603).

De fascino libri tres … In quibus omnes fascini species, & causae optima methodo describuntur, & ex philosophorum ac theologorum sententijs eleganter explicantur: Nec non contra praestigias, imposturas, allusionesque daemonum cautiones & amulet praescribu

1589 GBP 300.00 - 500.00 GBP 1,968.00
213 SIEMIENOWICZ, Casimiri (c.1600-c.1651).

Artis magnae artilleriae. Pars prima [all published]

1650 GBP 300.00 - 500.00 GBP 1,845.00
168 PERIER, Alessandro (1651-1730).

Disinganno de’ Peccatori Necessario ad ogni Genere di Persone: Utilissimo a’ Missionarii, ed a tutti I Predicatori, che Solo Desiderano la Salute delle Anime

1726 GBP 200.00 - 300.00 GBP 1,722.00
55

CURIOSA – An original pen and ink drawing and a collection of 9 original pen, ink and watercolour studies of an increasingly amorous Sapphic couple, each with accompanying sketches in pen and ink and green wash, possibly by, or in the manner of, Albertare

c. 1930s GBP 200.00 - 300.00 GBP 1,599.00
241

Un Viaggio nel Centro della Terra contenente Molti Singolari Avvenimenti, e Curiose Relazioni dei Regni, e degli Abitatori Interni del nostro Globo

1800 GBP 300.00 - 500.00 GBP 1,599.00
173 PICCINO, Giovanni.

Il Petopiccino overo Eccelenza, e Doti del Tobacco … Diviso in Doi Libri, Nel primo si tratta della lodi del Tabacco, nel secondo delle sue virtu.

1650 GBP 200.00 - 300.00 GBP 1,476.00
228 TORTONI, Carlo Antonio (1640-1700).

Lettera Scritta, e Dedicata da Carlo Antonio Tortoni, all’ illustriss. Reverendiss. Edottiss. Sig. il Sig. D. Girolamo Ambrogio de Langmantel … Nella quale si accennano le prerogative del detto Microscopio, e sua composizione, come molte sperienze fatte,

1686 GBP 100.00 - 150.00 GBP 1,353.00
245 WECKER, Johann Jacob (1528-86).

De secretis libri XVII. Ex varijs authoribus collecti, methodiceque digesti

1582 GBP 400.00 - 600.00 GBP 1,168.50
208 SELVA, Domenico (d. 1758) & Lorenzo SELVA (1716-c.1790).

Esposizione delle Comuni, e Nuove Spezie di Cannocchiali, Telescopi, Microscopi, ed altri Instrumenti Diottrici, Catottrici, e Catodiottrici … Con un Discorso teorico-pratico sulla formazione e su I disetti della Visione; sulla utilita, e sul buon uso ed

1761 GBP 500.00 - 800.00 GBP 1,107.00
85 GALLONIO, Antonio (1556-1605).

De sanctorum martyrum cruciatibus

1602 GBP 500.00 - 800.00 GBP 1,045.50
104 GUGLIELMINI, Domenico (1655-1710).

Epistolae duae hydrostaticae altera. Apologetica adversùs Observationes contra Mens. Aquarum Fluentium … Altera de velocitate, & motu fluidorum in siphonibus recuruis suctorijs

1692 GBP 100.00 - 150.00 GBP 1,045.50
221 TAISNIER, Jean (b. 1508).

De usu annuli sphaerici libri tres in quibus quicquid ad geometriae perfectionem requiritur continetur.

1550 GBP 300.00 - 500.00 GBP 1,045.50
39 BROGNOLI, Candido (1607-77).

Alexicacon hoc est de maleficiis, ac morbis maleficis cognoscendis. Opus tam exorcistis, quam medicis, ac theologis, confessariis, parochis, inquisitoribus, ac in quacunque necessitate constitutes, utilissimum

1714 GBP 300.00 - 500.00 GBP 984.00
83 GALLONIO, Antonio (1556-1605).

Trattato de gli Instrumenti di Martirio, e delle Varie Maniere di Martoriare usate da’ Gentili contro Christiani, Descritte et Intagliate in Rame

1591 GBP 400.00 - 600.00 GBP 984.00
170 PEUCER, Kaspar (1525-1602).

Les Devins ou Commentaire des Principales Sortes de Divinations: Distingué en Quinze Livres, esquels les Ruses & Impostures de Satan sont Descouuertes, Solidement Refutes, & Separees d’ avec les Sainctes Propheties & d’ avec les Predictions Naturelles

1584 GBP 400.00 - 600.00 GBP 984.00
243 VIRGIL (70-19BC).

Opera … cum decem cometis docte & familiariter exposita: docte quidem Bucolica: & Georgica

1527-28 GBP 400.00 - 600.00 GBP 984.00
33 BIONDO, Michelangelo (1497-1565) & HIPPOCRATES (460 BCE-c.370 BCE, attributed).

Hippocratis medentium principis, libellous, de significatione mortis & vitae, fecudu cursum Lunae & aspectus planetatu, Gulideolo Mordico interprete prisco. Nuper repertus inquibusdam Latebris & scoliis ornatus, utilissimis & lingua castigatiori eductus

1548 GBP 200.00 - 300.00 GBP 922.50
59 DE BORRE, Nicolas (d. 1670).

Apologia pro exorcistis, energumensis, maleficiatis, & ab incubis daemonibus molestatis, in quatuor partes divisa

1660 GBP 200.00 - 300.00 GBP 922.50
183 PTOLEMY, Claudius (c.100-c.170AD).

Liber de Analemmate, A Federico Commandino Urbinate instauratus, & commentariis illustrates, Qui nunc primum eius opera e tenebris in lucem prodit. Eiusdem Federici Commandini liber de Horologiorum descriptione

1562 GBP 300.00 - 500.00 GBP 922.50
  • <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
  • <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>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 27, 2018</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Cartwright (George). <i>A Journal of Transactions and Events, during a Residence of nearly Sixteen Years on the Coast of Labrador...,</i> first edition, with A.L.s. from the author, 1792. £4,000 to £6,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Swift (Jonathan). <i>Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World,</i> 2 vol., first edition, Teerink's "A" edition, Printed for Benj. Motte, 1726. £15,000 to £20,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Fourier (Jean Baptiste Joseph). <i>Theorie Analytique de la Chaleur,</i> first edition, Paris, chez Firmin Didot, 1822. £6,000 to £8,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 27, 2018</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Boccaccio (Giovanni). <i>Genealogiae Deorum,</i> additions by Dominicus Silvester and Raphael Zovenzonius, Venice, Vindelinus de Spira, 1472. £10,000 to £15,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Mary I. Letter signed at the head "Marye the Quene" to Lord Paget, 1 page, 7th June 1556. The recall from exile of nine persons opposed to the Marian regime. £10,000 to £12,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Nelson (Horatio). Autograph Letter signed "Horatio Nelson" and written to Francis Drake, British Minister at Genoa, discussing the disposition of his "Cruizers" near Genoa. £6,000 to £8,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 27, 2018</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Darwin (Charles). Unpublished Autograph Letter signed to Walter Raleigh Browne, playing down his scientific knowledge of comparative anatomy, 1881. £6,000 to £8,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Murphew (J.). <i>The fair in an uproar, or, the dancing-doggs.</i> As they perform in Mr. Pinkeman's New Opera in Bartholomew Fair, 1707. £1,500 to £2,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Chaucer (Geoffrey). <i>The Workes,</i> by [Nicholas Hill for] Thomas Petit, dwellyng in Paules churche yarde at the sygne of the Maydens heed, 1550. £7,000 to £10,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 27, 2018</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Austen (Jane). <i>Emma: A Novel,</i> 3 vol., first edition, 1816. £7,000 to £10,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Greene (Graham). <i>Stamboul Train,</i> first edition, first issue, 1932. £8,000 to £12,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Churchill.- Fearon (Percy Hutton) "Poy". “Eat More Beef,” pen and ink cartoon with shading in blue pencil, [July 1928]. £400 to £600
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