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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: Art, Press & Illustrated Books, June 10.</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 10:</b> Andy Warhol, <i>Wild Raspberries</i>, <br>signed and inscribed, New York, 1959. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 10:</b> Pablo Picasso and l'Académie Goncourt, <i>Regards sur Paris</i>, signed<br>by all artists and authors, Paris, 1962. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 10:</b> Hans Christian Andersen, <i>Fairy Tales</i>, with original watercolor and signature by Arthur Rackham, London, 1932. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries: Art, Press & Illustrated Books, June 10.</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 10:</b> Sonia Delaunay, <i>Compositions, Couleurs, Idées</i>, complete portfolio<br>of 40 pochoir plates, Paris, 1930. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 10:</b> James Joyce's <i>Ulysses</i>, with 26 plates by Matisse, published by the Limited Editions Club, signed by both, New York, 1935. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 10:</b> Andy Warhol, <i>A Gold Book</i>, with 4 hand-colored plates, signed and inscribed, New York, 1957. <br>$8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries: Art, Press & Illustrated Books, June 10.</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 10:</b> <i>Derrière le Miroir</i>, group of 73 <br>issues from the collection of<br>Monroe Wheeler, Paris, 1946-82. $6,000 to 9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 10:</b> Ovid's <i>l'Art d'aimer d'Ovide</i>, illustrated by Salvador Dalí, Paris, 1978.<br>$6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 10:</b> Tristan Tzara, <i>De Mémoire d'Homme</i>, with 9 lithographs by Pablo Picasso, Paris, 1950. $5,000 to $7,500.
  • <b>Bonhams New York: Voices of the 20th Century, 16 June 2015</b>
    <b>Bonhams NY June 16:</b> FITZGERALD, F. SCOTT. 1896-1940. <i>The Great Gatsby.</i> New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1925. Est. $80,000-100,000.
    <b>Bonhams NY June 16:</b> CAMUS, ALBERT. 1913-1960. Autograph Manuscript Signed ("Albert Camus"). Est. $40,000-60,000.
    <b>Bonhams NY June 16:</b> KING, MARTIN LUTHER, JR. 1929-1968. Autograph Letter Initialed ("MLK") [August 3, 1962]. Est. $25,000-35,000.
    <b>Bonhams NY June 16:</b> MAO<br> ZEDONG. 1893-1976. <i>Quotations<br>from Chairman Mao Tse-Tung.</i>.<br>Est. $20,000-30,000.
    <b>Bonhams NY June 16:</b> VIETNAM ANTI-WAR MOVEMENT. Hettenbahc, Stephen and Robert Yagura, Designers. Est. $5,000-8,000.
    <b>Bonhams London: Fine Books and Manuscripts, 24 June 2015</b>
    <b>Bonhams London June 24:</b> ENGELS (FRIEDRICH). Papers of Friedrich Engels as Corresponding Secretary. Est. $160,000-240,000.
    <b>Bonhams London June 24:</b> BRITISH ARCTIC EXPEDITION 1875-6. Illustrated autograph journal kept <br>by Commander Albert Hastings Markham. Est. $160,000-240,000.
    <b>Bonhams London June 24:</b> TURING (ALAN). Autograph letter signed ("Alan Turing"). Est. $63,000-94,000.
    <b>Bonhams London June 24:</b> MALLORY (GEORGE LEIGH). Series of thirty-four autograph letters and cards.<br>Est. $63,000-94,000.
    <b>Bonhams London June 24:</b> JOYCE (JAMES). <i>Ulysses</i>, First Edition, Number 282 OF 750 Copies. <br>Est. $94,000-130,000.
  • <b>Archives Int'l June 25th: Rudolph P. Laubenheimer Family Archives with Additional Consignments.</b>
    <b>Archives Int'l June 25th:</b> Lot 23. Embossed Cameo Business Cards Mounted on Sample Book Page, ca.1860-70's. Est. $2,000-4,000.
    <b>Archives Int'l June 25th:</b> Lot 25. Sample Display engraved business cards from Rudolph's Office,<br>ca.1850-70's. Est. $1,000-2,000.
    <b>Archives Int'l June 25th:</b> Lot 80. Sample Book of Drawings of Rudolph & Ernst, ca. 1880-20's. <br>Est. $1,250-2,500.
    <b>Archives Int'l June 25th:</b> Lot 81. Rudolph Laubenheimer Blind Embossing Die, ca.1870-90's.<br>Est. $750-1,500.
    <b>Archives Int'l June 25th: Rudolph P. Laubenheimer Family Archives with Additional Consignments.</b>
    <b>Archives Int'l June 25th:</b> Lot 131. Artist Sketchbook By R.P. Laubenheimer From Germany, ca.1851 or Earlier. Est. $600-1,200.
    <b>Archives Int'l June 25th:</b> Lot 133. Rudolph Laubenheimer Portrait Sketchbook ca. 1854-55.<br>Est. $400-800.
    <b>Archives Int'l June 25th:</b> Lot 185. Rudolph Laubenheimer Sample <br>or Sample Book, ca.1870-90's.<br>Est. $600-1,200.
    <b>Archives Int'l June 25th:</b> Lot 192. Rudolph P. Laubenheimer Sample Sample Book, ca.1870-90's.<br>Est. $2,000-4,000.
    <b>Archives Int'l June 25th: Rudolph P. Laubenheimer Family Archives with Additional Consignments.</b>
    <b>Archives Int'l June 25th:</b> Lot 402. Post Spanish-American Era War Correspondence from William Dietz in the Philippines to Ernest Laubenh. Est. $2,000-3,000.
    <b>Archives Int'l June 25th:</b> Lot 529. Continental BNC Advertising Card Proof Printed on Card Plus Business & Trade Cards. Est. $750-1,500.
    <b>Archives Int'l June 25th:</b> Lot 540. Plate Printer's Union Coated Stock Invitation Pair ca. 1870's ... <br>Est. $1,000-2,000.
    <b>Archives Int'l June 25th:</b> Lot 571. Mechanics Bank Uncut Proprietary Proof Sheet. Est. $1,400-2,800.
  • Lot 100: Beautifully preserved contemporary broadside of the Declaration of Independence. Estimate: $1,500,000-2,000,000
    Sotheby’s June 19. Lot 1: <br>Gutenberg Bible, the complete <br>Book of Esther, 1455, 8 leaves. <br>Estimate: $500,000-700,000
    Sotheby’s June 19. Lot 2: Flavius Josephus, Opera, 1470, first edition in Latin. Estimate: $100,000-150,000
    Sotheby’s June 19. Lot 15: Bonifacius VIII, Pont. Max. (Formerly Benedetto Gaetano), Liber sextus Decretalium, 1473, in contemporary Viennese binding. Estimate: $75,000-100,000
    Sotheby’s June 19. Lot 19: <br>Ansel Adams, Taos Pueblos, described by Ansel Easton Adams and described by Mary Austin,<br>1939. One of 100 copies, signed. Estimate: $30,000-40,000
    Sotheby’s June 19. Lot 29:<br>Ludwig Bemelmans, Parisian <br>street scene with Madeline, Miss Clavel and pupils. Original gouache and ink drawing, late 1950’s. Estimate: $25,000-35,000
    Sotheby’s June 19. Lot 40:<br>Charles Dickens, First edition<br>of Great Expectations, 1861. <br>Estimate: $80,000-120,000
    Sotheby’s June 19. Lot 50: Allen Ginsberg, Lenny Bruce, and other Beat authors, Collection of autographed and typed letters, 1950s-1970s . Est: $10,000-15,000
    Sotheby’s June 19. Lot 56: Hermann Hesse. autograph illustrated manuscript entitles Zwolf Gedichte, 1921. Estimate: $20,000-$30,000
    Sotheby’s June 19. Lot 69: Henri Matisse, autograph letter signed to his wife, Tangier, 1912, with original sketch for the painting Window in Tangier. Estimate: $15,000-20,000
    Sotheby’s June 19. Lot 79: Pablo Picasso, Luis de Gongora, Vingt Poèmes de Gongora, 1948.<br>Estimate: $10,000-15,000
    Sotheby’s June 19. Lot 99: The first book printing of the Declaration of Independence. Estimate: $300,000-500,000
    Sotheby’s June 19. Lot 100:<br>A Beautifully preserved contemporary broadside of the Declaration of Independence. Estimate: $1,500,000-2,000,000
    Sotheby’s June 19. Lot 122: Abraham Lincoln, An unrecorded letter to a Yale student dated May 27, 1858. Estimate: $50,000-70,000
    Sotheby’s June 19. Lot 144: George Washington, Autograph leaf from his discarded First Inaugural Address. Estimate: $175,000-275,000
    Sotheby’s June 19. Lot 150:<br>Roger Williams, The Bloudy <br>Tenent, London, 1644. A seminal work on religious freedom. <br>Estimate: $100,000-150,000
  • <b>Dr. Jörn Günther Rare Books: </b> Selection of Manuscripts
    <b>Dr. Jörn Günther Rare Books: </b> Selection of Miniatures
    <b>Dr. Jörn Günther Rare Books: </b> Selection of Early Printed Books
    <b>Dr. Jörn Günther Rare Books: </b> Book of Hours, illuminated by the Jason Master, Haarlem, c. 1475-80
    <b>Dr. Jörn Günther Rare Books: </b> Book of Hours, illuminated by the Boucicaut Master, Paris, c. 1415
    <b>Dr. Jörn Günther Rare Books: </b> Book of Hours, illuminated by the Rohan Master, probably Troyes, c. 1415-20
    <b>Dr. Jörn Günther Rare Books: </b> Julius Caesar, De bello Gallico, manuscript on vellum, Milan, c. 1450-75
    <b>Dr. Jörn Günther Rare Books: </b> Biblia Latina, Paris, 1476-77, first edition of the Vulgate printed in France
    <b>Dr. Jörn Günther Rare Books: </b> Ludolph of Saxony, Vie du Christ, illuminated by the Master of the Chronique Scandaleuse, 1506-08
    <b>Dr. Jörn Günther Rare Books: </b><br>King David, miniature on vellum, Bologna, c. 1470
    <b>Dr. Jörn Günther Rare Books: </b> Christ calling St. Peter, miniature on vellum, by Pellegrino di Mariano Rossini, Siena, 1471
    <b>Dr. Jörn Günther Rare Books: </b> Presentation in Temple, miniature on vellum, Nuremberg, c. 1490-1500
    <b>Dr. Jörn Günther Rare Books: </b> Bible, illuminated in the <i>primo stile</i>, Bologna, c. 1250-70
    <b>Dr. Jörn Günther Rare Books: </b> Valturio, De re militari, Verona 1483, first edition in Italian
    <b>Dr. Jörn Günther Rare Books: </b> Celestial vision at Constantinople, single-leaf woodcut, Nuremberg,<br>c. 1490-91
  • <b>Christie's London June 9th: Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts</b>
    <b>Christie's London June 9:</b> CASSATT, Mary (1844-1926). Document signed three times. Est. £3,000-5,000.
    <b>Christie's London June 9:</b> LENNON, John and Yoko ONO. Document signed ('John Lennon'; 'Yoko Ono'). Est. £4,000-6,000.
    <b>Christie's London June 9:</b><br>BOCHIUS, Joannes (1555-1609). Book describes in great detail ... visiting Archduke Albert of Austria and wife. Est. £3,000-5,000.
    <b>Christie's London June 9th: Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts</b>
    <b>Christie's London June 9:</b> CAVENDISH, William, 1st Duke of Newcastle (1592-1676). <i>A General System of Horsemanship in all its Branches.</i> Est. £3,500-4,500.
    <b>Christie's London June 9:</b> FERNÁN GONZÁLEZ,<i>Conde Fernan Gonzalez. Cronica del noble cavallero el conde Fernan Gonçalez.</i> Est. £5,000-£8,000.
    <b>Christie's London June 9:</b><br>SEWELL, Anna (1820-1878). <i>Black Beauty: His Grooms and Companions. The Autobiography of a Horse.</i><br>Est. £4,000-£6,000.
    <b>Christie's London June 9th: Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts</b>
    <b>Christie's London June 9:</b> WISDEN, John. <i>Cricketers' Almanack for 1898.</i> Est. £3,000-5,000.
    <b>Christie's London June 9:</b> IMPERATO, Ferrante (1550-1625). Historia Naturale. Venice: Combi & La Noù. Est. £2,500-3,500.
    <b>Christie's London June 9:</b><br>PEIGNOT, Etienne-Gabriel (1767-1849). Dictionaire raisonné de bibliologie. Paris: vols I-II = Villier, 1802. Est. £8,000-£12,000.
  • <b>Cowan's Auctions Americana History Live Saleroom Auction, June 12th.</b>
    <b>Cowan's Auctions June 12:</b> Lot 1. Turner Family Manuscript Archive. 200+ Letters. Est $6000-8000.
    <b>Cowan's Auctions June 12:</b> Lot 9. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Signed Naval Commission for Commander Peter Turner. Est $4000-6000.
    <b>Cowan's Auctions June 12:</b> Lot 15. <i>USS Constitution Watch,</i> Quarter and Station Bill for 1839, Kept by Lt. Peter Turner. Est $4000-6000.
    <b>Cowan's Auctions June 12:</b> Lot 30. Southworth & Hawes, Commodore Charles Morris, Three Daguerreotype Portraits. Est $15000-25000.
    <b>Cowan's Auctions Americana History Live Saleroom Auction, June 12th.
    <b>Cowan's Auctions June 12:</b> Lot 59. West Point Year Book, Class of May 6, 1861. Est $10000-15000.
    <b>Cowan's Auctions June 12:</b> Lot 70. University of Virginia Autograph Book, 1854-1855, Signed by Over 40 Confederate Officers, Including Martyred Southern Spy John Yates Beall. Est $4000-$6000.
    <b>Cowan's Auctions June 12:</b> Lot 73. Rare CSA General Robert E. Lee Clipped Signature as <i>Gen'l. Comm'd.</i> Est $4000-6000.
    <b>Cowan's Auctions June 12:</b> Lot 109. George S. Youngs, 126th New York Volunteers, POW Harper's Ferry, Civil War Archive. Est $4000-6000.
    <b>Cowan's Auctions Americana History Live Saleroom Auction, June 12th.</b>
    <b>Cowan's Auctions June 12:</b> Lot 114. Map of the Battle of Chancellorsville Showing Where Stonewall Jackson was Killed. Est $12000-15000.
    <b>Cowan's Auctions June 12:</b> Lot 149. M.C. Foote, 9th US Infantry, Archive Documenting Service during the Boxer Rebellion in China.<br>Est $3000-5000.
    <b>Cowan's Auctions June 12:</b> Lot 269. Connett, Eugene V. 3rd. <i>Magic Hours Wherein We Cast a Fly Here & There...</i> Est $10000-20000.
    <b>Cowan's Auctions June 12:</b> Lot 403. Annie Oakley (1860-1926). ANS, 5 x 6.5 in., n.d., n.p. Pencil note on verso. Est $3000-5000.
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