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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: Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books, May 19</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 19:</b> Pieter Goos, <i>De Zee-Atlas/Ofte Water-Wereld</i>, with 41 engraved maps in original hand-color, Amsterdam, 1672. $70,000 to $100,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 19:</b> John James Audubon, Wood Ibiss, <i>Plate CCXVI.</i>, hand-colored plate<br>from double elephant folio edition Birds of America, London, 1834. $30,000 to $50,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 19:</b> John James Audubon, autograph manuscript, unsigned, a working draft for <i>Plate 67</i>, Red-Winged Starling, with a copy of the plate, 1820s-30s. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries: Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books, May 19</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 19:</b> Engraved view of Honolulu printed at Lahainaluna Seminary press, Lahainalua, 1837. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 19:</b> 11 large watercolor drawings of fieldpieces, folio or double elephant folio sheets, circa 1750-1800. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 19:</b> Pierre-Joseph Redouté, Crocus sativus, watercolor, France, 1802-16. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries: Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books, May 19</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 19:</b> Johannes de Laet, <i>Novus Orbis seu Descriptionis Indiae Occidentalis</i>, Leiden, 1633. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 19:</b> Hendrik Doncker, <i>De Zee-Atlas / Ofte Water-Waereld</i>, with 31 hand-colored engraved maps, Amsterdam, 1660. $60,000 to $90,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 19:</b> Gerard Van Keulen, <i>Nieuwe Wassende Graaden Paskaart</i>, Amsterdam, circa 1720. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 19:</b> Double-page engraved map of the Mississippi watershed, Paris, 1718. $5,000 to $7,500.
  • <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>Shapero Rare Books:</b> Latest catalogue: 50 Fine Books 2015
    <b>Shapero Rare Books:</b> M. Catesby,<br>The Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands (London, 1729-77).
    <b>Shapero Rare Books:</b> Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility (London, 1811). First edition of the Austen’s first published novel.
    <b>Shapero Rare Books:</b> Koronatsionniy sbornik [Album of Nicholas II's coronation] (St. Petersburg, 1899): preferred deluxe version in Russian.
    <b>Shapero Rare Books:</b> A complete set of John Gould's magnificent bird books in attractive contemporary bindings (1831-88).
    <b>Shapero Rare Books:</b> Andy Warhol, Bald Eagle from Endangered Species. Screenprint in colours, 1983, signed in pencil.
    <b>Shapero Rare Books:</b> Sir Ernest Shackleton, South: The story of Shackleton’s last expedition 1914-1917 (London, 1919).
    <b>Shapero Rare Books:</b> J.J. Audubon, The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America (NY, 1845-54): The largest successful colour plate book of 19th-century America.
    <b>Shapero Rare Books:</b> Geoffrey Chaucer, The Works (Kelmscott Press, 1896). One of the finest illustrated books ever produced.
    <b>Shapero Rare Books:</b> Lev Tolstoy, Anna Karenina (Moscow, 1879):<br>first edition in book form of the celebrated novel.
  • <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.
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