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Bruun Rasmussen: Books and Manuscripts

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Auction Name Books and Manuscripts Total Sales (EUR) 47,286.25
Auction Date 01/28/2014 - 01/28/2014 Low Estimate of Lots Sold (EUR) 45,340.00
Sale Number #1405c High Estimate of Lots Sold (EUR) 59,485.00
Total Lots 237
Sold Lots 38 Low Estimate of All Lots (EUR) 114,102.00
% of Lots Sold 16.03% High Estimate of All Lots (EUR) 156,627.00
Unsold Lots 199 Total Sales as a % of High Est. 30.19%

Top twenty-five by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
6001 G. C. Oeder og Johan Lange Fabulous Flora Danica: Oeder a.o. (eds.): Aftegninger paa de Planter [...] Flora Danica. EUR 13,500.00 - 20,000.00 EUR 11,750.00
6006 F. L. Norden F.L. Norden: Travels in Egypt and Nubia [...]. 1757 EUR 4,000.00 - 5,350.00 EUR 3,500.00
6003 Thomas Stearns Eliot Major work of Modernism: T.S. Eliot: Poems. 1919 EUR 2,000.00 - 2,700.00 EUR 3,187.50
6007 Niels Bohr Inscribed by Niels Bohr: Determination of the Surface-Tension of Water by the Method of Jet Vibration. 1909 EUR 2,700.00 - 2,700.00 EUR 2,625.00
6009 First edition of Boswell's biography on Samuel Johnson: James Boswell: The Life of Samuel Johnson. 1791 EUR 2,000.00 - 2,000.00 EUR 2,625.00
6002 James Joyce og Tom Kristensen From James Joyce to Tom Kristensen: James Joyce: Anna Livia Plurabelle. 1930 EUR 2,700.00 - 2,700.00 EUR 2,375.00
6000 Oluf Host Kunsthandlere onsker jeg doden: 15 autograph letters and letter cards, all signed by Oluf Host. EUR 1,050.00 - 1,350.00 EUR 2,125.00
6004 Tom Kristensen Jastrau's anxiety - "Som en Bisse med blodige Haender": Hitherto unknown stanzas of famous poem by Tom Kristensen. [No date]. EUR 1,350.00 - 1,350.00 EUR 1,750.00
6011 First edition of White's history of Selborne: [Gilbert White]: The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne. 1789 EUR 1,050.00 - 1,350.00 EUR 1,437.50
6012 Inscribed by Hans Christian Andersen: H.C. Andersen: Die zwei Baronessen. 1848 EUR 1,050.00 - 1,350.00 EUR 1,437.50
6038 Stars from the 1960s: Collection of more than 300 autographs from various persons, mostly actors. Mostly Danish. EUR 400.00 - 670.00 EUR 1,250.00
6008 Henrik Ibsen First editions by Henrik Ibsen: Collection of 9 1st editions by Henrik Ibsen incl. Hedda Gabler. 1890 EUR 1,350.00 - 2,000.00 EUR 1,175.00
6010 Charles Dickens Charles Dickens: Our Mutual Friend. 1964-1965. EUR 1,350.00 - 1,350.00 EUR 1,175.00
6015 Soren Kierkegaard First edition of Kierkegaard's Either-Or: Victor Eremita [pseud. for Soren Kierkegaard]: Enten-Eller. 1843 EUR 1,350.00 - 2,000.00 EUR 1,175.00
6035 Famous Italian Romantic composer: Autograph and signed letter by G[iuseppe] Verdi. 1898 EUR 1,350.00 - 1,600.00 EUR 1,175.00
6027 Walt Disney Anders And & Co. 1949-57 komplet. Indbundet i 17 bind. Samt Peter Pan og Kaptajn Klo m.fl. 1953-1955 EUR 670.00 - 670.00 EUR 1,006.25
6019 Tom Kristensen Early autograph poetry by Tom Kristensen: Note book with more than 20 autograph poems by Tom Kristensen from Pafuglefjeren, published 1922 + 1 vol. EUR 1,050.00 - 1,350.00 EUR 918.75
6013 Rainer Maria Rilke, Thorkild Bjornvig og Paul la Cour Inscribed by Rilke and Bjornvig: Rainer Maria Rilke: Das Buch der Bilder. [1907]. EUR 805.00 - 1,050.00 EUR 706.25
6016 Thomas Stearns Eliot The Waste Land: T.S. Eliot: The Waste Land. 1923 EUR 535.00 - 805.00 EUR 637.50
6023 James Joyce A Portrait of the Artist as a young Man: James Joyce: A Portrait of the Artist as a young Man. 1916 EUR 270.00 - 400.00 EUR 637.50
6034 17th century engravings: Valentin Le Febre: Opera Selectiora quae Titianus Vecellius Cadubriensis [...]. 1682 EUR 805.00 - 1,000.00 EUR 568.75
6039 Robert Jacobsen og Poul Borum (CD) Robert Jacobsen, Poul Borum: Collection of 20 orig. illustrations by Robert Jacobsen to the work "44 fabler". EUR 270.00 - 400.00 EUR 537.50
6025 Barry Lereng Wilmont, Henrik Nordbrandt og Dan Turell (CD) Barry Wilmont, Henrik Nordbrandt and Dan Turell: Ulysses spejl. 1981 EUR 400.00 - 670.00 EUR 337.50
6030 Palle Nielsen Palle Nielsen: Orfeus og Eurydike. 1959-70. EUR 535.00 - 535.00 EUR 337.50
6032 Iceland: Sagan af Gunnlaugi Ormstungu ok Skalld-Rafni [...]. 1775 EUR 270.00 - 400.00 EUR 337.50
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries: Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books. April 9th.</b>
    <b>Swann April 9th: </b>Single leaf from a paper copy of the Gutenberg Bible, Mainz, circa 1450-55. Estimate $40,000 to $50,000.
    <b>Swann April 9th: </b>Petrus Lombardus, <i>Sententiarum libri IV</i>, manuscript in Latin, Bohemia, dated 1463. Estimate $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann April 9th: </b>Parisian Book of Hours with fifteen miniatures in colors and gold, printed on vellum, 1534. Estimate $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries: Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books. April 9th.</b>
    <b>Swann April 9th: </b>Marcus Tullius Cicero, <i>Orationum volumen primum</i>, bound for Queen Elizabeth I, with her device, Paris, 1543. Estimate $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann April 9th: </b><i>Bacchus and Venus</i>, first edition of a collection of love and drinking songs, London, 1737. Estimate $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann April 9th: </b>William Shakespeare, Othello, seventh and last quarto edition, London, 1705. Estimate $5,000 to $7,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries: Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books. April 9th.</b>
    <b>Swann April 9th: </b>Conrad Gesner, <i>Thierbuch</i>, bound with Fischbuch, 1606 and 1598. Estimate $4,000<br>to $6,000.
    <b>Swann April 9th: </b>Aratus, <i>Syntagma Arateorum</i>, first Grotius edition, Leiden, 1600. Estimate $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann April 9th: </b>Charles Lyell, <i>Principles of Geology</i>, three volumes, first edition, London, 1830-33. Estimate $3,000 to $4,000.
  • <b>Bonhams Apr 13:</b> TURING, ALAN MATHISON. 1912-1954. Composition notebook. Refer to department for estimate.
    <b>Bonhams Apr 13:</b> ENIGMA MACHINE. A Rare 3-rotor German Enigma I Enciphering Machine (aka Heeres Enigma). Est $140,000-180,000.
    <b>Bonhams Apr 13:</b> BIBLE IN ENGLISH—1611. The Holy Bible, Conteyning the Old Testament, and the New... Est $100,000-200,000.
    <b>Bonhams Apr 13:</b> DECLARATION<br>OF INDEPENDENCE. The Providence Gazette; And Country Journal. <br>Est $80,000-120,000.
    <b>Bonhams Apr 13:</b> BOWIE, JAMES. 1796-1836. Document Signed "James Bowie". Est $50,000-70,000.
    <b>Bonhams Apr 13:</b> KING, AUGUSTA ADA, COUNTESS OF LOVELACE. 1815-1852. Autograph letter signed "A.A. Lovelace". Est $25,000-35,000.
    <b>Bonhams Apr 13:</b> MELVILLE, HERMAN. 1819-1891. Moby-Dick. <i>Doors Vocalist Jim Morrison's Copy.</i><br>Est $25,000-35,000.
    <b>Bonhams Apr 13:</b> VANCOUVER, GEORGE. 1757-1798. A Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific Ocean. Est $20,000-30,000.
    <b>Bonhams Apr 13:</b> [KING, AUGUSTA ADA, COUNTESS OF LOVELACE. 1815-1852.] Est. $18,000-20,000.
    <b>Bonhams Apr 13:</b> CIVIL WAR<br>THE FIRST SECESSION BROADSIDE. Charleston Mercury Extra.<br>Est $15,000-20,000.
    <b>Bonhams Apr 13:</b> BILL OF RIGHTS. Gazette of the United States.<br>Est $12,000-18,000.
    <b>Bonhams Apr 13:</b> GEISEL, THEODOR SEUSS. 1904-1991. Original painted clay sculpture, Mulberry Street Unicorn. Est $30,000-50,000.
  • <b>Whitmore Rare Books.</b> Mark Twain, Tom Sawyer. Scarce first UK edition (and true first) in the original cloth.
    <b>Whitmore Rare Books.</b> J. D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye. An iconic work of American literature.
    <b>Whitmore Rare Books.</b> Goethe, Faust: Ein Fragment. Rare first publication of Goethe’s masterpiece.
    <b>Whitmore Rare Books.</b> J. R. R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings. First editions of Tolkien’s epic fantasy trilogy.
    <b>Whitmore Rare Books.</b> Tennessee Williams, A Streetcar Named Desire. Highspot of American theater.
    <b>Whitmore Rare Books.</b> Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility. Austen’s first published book.
    <b>Whitmore Rare Books.</b> Arthur Miller, Death of a Salesman. A lovely copy, signed by the author.
    <b>Whitmore Rare Books.</b> Jean de La Fontaine, Fables choisies. A tall paper copy of the famous Oudry edition.
    <b>Whitmore Rare Books.</b> John Milton, Paradise Lost. First illustrated edition of Milton’s masterpiece of English literature.
    <b>Whitmore Rare Books.</b> Maurice Sendak, Where the Wild Things Are. Highspot of children’s illustrated books.
    <b>Whitmore Rare Books.</b> Arthur Conan Doyle, The Hound of the Baskervilles. Offered here in exceptional condition.
    <b>Whitmore Rare Books.</b> Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian. Most important work of American fiction from the 1980s.
  • <b>Doyle NY April 15th:</b> EDWARD EVERETT. An Oration delivered on the Battlefield of Gettysburg… New York: 1863. First edition of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address…
    <b>Doyle NY April 15th:</b> FRIDA KAHLO. A remarkable archive of 25 autograph letters to José Bartolí…
    <b>Doyle NY April 15th:</b> DOVES BINDING, 1896, on the Kelmscott Press The Poems of John Keats. Hammersmith: 1894…
    <b>Doyle NY April 15th:</b> Horae B. M. V. 15th century, illuminated manuscript with 13 fine miniatures…
  • <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers: Fine Books and Manuscripts, May 7, 2015.</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman May 7th:</b> Joyce, James. <i>Ulysses</i>. NY: Limited Editions Club, 1935. Illustrated by Matisse. Signed, limited
    <b>Leslie Hindman May 7th:</b> The Nonesuch Dickens. Bloomsbury, 1937-1938. 22 volumes, limited.
    <b>Leslie Hindman May 7th:</b> Ortelius, Abraham. Maris Pacifici. [Antwerp], 1589.
    <b>Leslie Hindman May 7th:</b> Melville, Herman. <i>Moby Dick; or, The Whale</i>. New York, 1851. First American edition, first issue.
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers: Fine Books and Manuscripts, May 7, 2015.</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman May 7th:</b> Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan. <i>Works </i>. Garden City, 1930. 24 vols. Signed. 
    <b>Leslie Hindman May 7th:</b> Pockocke, Richard. <i>A Description of the East,</i> and Some Other Countries.London, 1743-1745. First edition.
    <b>Leslie Hindman May 7th:</b> Audubon, John James, after. <i>American Elk - Apiti Deer, Cervus Canadensus</i>, plate LXII, no. 13.
    <b>Leslie Hindman May 7th:</b> Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Felix. Autographed letter signed, July 20, 1832. To Aloys Fuchs.
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers: Fine Books and Manuscripts, May 7, 2015.</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman May 7th:</b> Lee, Robert E. Autographed letter signed, to Ulysses S. Grant. February 21, 1865.
    <b>Leslie Hindman May 7th:</b> Campbell, Colin. <i>Vitruvius Britannicus</i>. London, 1715-125, 1767, 1771. 5 vols. First edition
    <b>Leslie Hindman May 7th:</b> Lincoln, Abraham. Autographed letter signed, 1p., to Judge W.A. Minshall. September 6, 1849.
    <b>Leslie Hindman May 7th:</b> A Century <br>of Progress International Exposition. Chicago, 1933-1934. Chicago,<br>(c. 1934). Mayor Cermak copy.).
    <b>Leslie Hindman May 7th:</b> The Nonesuch Dickens. Bloomsbury, 1937-1938. 22 volumes, limited.
  • <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Gold mining boomtown collection of 23 photos<br>of Goldfield, Nevada (1905)
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Columbus and New World Exploration manuscript (1512)
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> A. J. Russell.<br>The Great West (1869) 50 original mounted photos
    <b>19th Century Shop</b>. Isaac Newton. <i>Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica</i> (1687).
    <b>19th Century Shop</b>. Shakespeare's <i>Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies</i> (1632).
    <b>19th Century Shop</b>. John Rockefeller. Ambrotype, the earliest known photograph of Rockefeller.
    <b>19th Century Shop</b>. Muybridge, <i>Animal Locomotion</i> (1887) subscriber's copy.
  • <b>Offered by Pollock Fine Arts.</b> Wilson, Wes. GRATEFUL DEAD. Scarce.
    <b>Offered by Honey and Wax Booksellers.</b> 1846 set of William Wordsworth's poems, warmly inscribed. $16,000.
    <b>Offered by Read' Em Again Books.</b> Funeral March Dedicated to the Memory of Abraham Lincoln. $5,000.
    <b>Offered by Leather Stalking Books.</b> Early original cartoon by Willard Mullin, drawn prior to 1937 baseball season. $5,000.
    <b>Offered by Melrose Books & Art.</b> Original 1893 PETER HENDERSON & CO. Illustrated Garden Catalogue.
    <b>Offered by DuBois Rare Books.</b> Familiar Hawaiian Flowers: A collection of original photographs... $2,685.
    <b>Offered by Different Drummer Books.</b> Carroll, Lewis. Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found there. $5,500.
    <b>Offered by Boomerang Books.</b> Season in Hell, Arthur Rimbauld. $1150
    <b>Offered by Lippincott Books.</b> A 16th Century Cosmography. Chaves Hieronymo de. $3,600.
    <b>Offered by Craftsbury Antiquarian Books.</b> An oversized version o Le Morte Darthur. $400.
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