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

Auction Reports

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>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>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
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