• <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 25th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b> Fust-Schöffer-Bibel from Gutenberg-Press, 1462. Est: € 1,000,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>J. W. Weinmann, <i>Phytanthoza-Iconographia,</i> 1735-45. Est: € 60,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>O. Kokoschka, <i>Die träumenden Knaben,</i> 1917. Est: € 10,000
    <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 25th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>Z. Lilius, <i>Orbis breviarium,</i> 1493. <br>Est: € 10,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b> <i>Gazette du Bon Ton,</i> 1912-22.<br>Est: € 14,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>M. Chagall, <i>Daphnis & Chloé,</i> 1961. Est: € 100,000
    <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 25th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>C. Ptolemaeus, <i>Geographie,</i> 1513.<br>Est: € 100,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>E. L. Kirchner, <i>Umbra vitae,</i> 1924.<br>Est: € 6,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>J. Miró, <i>Midi le trèfle blanc,</i> 1968. Est: € 2,000
    <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 25th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b> Clemens V., <i>Constitutiones,</i> 1471.<br>Est: € 14,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>C. Gesner, <i>Tierbuch, Vogelbuch, Fischbuch,</i> 1563-81. Est: € 5,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>J. Itten, <i>Utopia,</i> 1921. Est: € 2,000
  • <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works<br>on Paper including Books from The Collection of The Garden Ltd<br>November 21, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> Bohr (Niels). <i>On the Constitution of Atoms and Molecules,</i> first edition, presentation copy, offprint 1913. £20,000 to £30,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> Shakespeare's Falstaff.- Henry V & Sir John Fastolf. Indenture agreement appointing Fastolf as Keeper of the Bastille of St Anthony at Paris, manuscript in French, 1421. £10,000 to £15,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> World.- Purchas (Samuel). <i>Purchas his Pilgrimes. In Five Books...,</i> 5 vol., first edition, 7 folding engraved maps, contemporary calf, by William Stansby for Henrie Fetherstone, 1625-26. £20,000 to £30,000
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works<br>on Paper including Books from The Collection of The Garden Ltd<br>November 21, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> Book of Hours.- Use of Rouen, manuscript on vellum, in Latin and French, illuminated with 14 full-page miniatures by the workshop or follower of the Maitre de l'Echevinage, Rouen, 1480s. £20,000 t0 £30,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> Giese (Raban, ?scholar and medical doctor). Album Amicorum of drawing on his travels and acquaintances in Europe 1618-21, 134 watercolour illustrations including c. 60 professional miniatures, 1618-39. £30,000 to £40,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> Jones (David). 14 Autograph Letters signed, 1952-68; and a small quantity of ephemera (sm. qty). £6,000 to £8,000
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works<br>on Paper including Books from The Collection of The Garden Ltd<br>November 21, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> Constable (John). Various Subjects of Landscape, Characteristic of English Scenery, signed presentation inscription from Constable, 1833. £6,000 to £8,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669). The Descent from the Cross: Second Plate, etching and engraving, 1633. £6,000 to £8,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> Salvin (Francis Henry) and William Brodrick. <i>Falconry in the British Isles,</i> second edition, William Brodrick's copy with 3 original watercolours by him, 1873. £8,000 to £12,000
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works<br>on Paper including Books from The Collection of The Garden Ltd<br>November 21, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> China.- Helman (Isidore Stanislas Henri). <i>Suite des seize estampes representant les conquetes de l'Empereur de la Chine,</i> 1783-88. £10,000 to £15,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> Pratt (Edward Roger, 1789-1863). Album of 28 watercolours and other works on paper from a journey to ancient sites and monuments in the Mediterranean, [c.1830 and later]. £3,000 to £5,000
  • <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Macbeth: A Tragedy.</i> London, 1673. FIRST SEPARATE AND FIRST QUARTO EDITION. THE CHARLTON HESTON COPY. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> HEMINGWAY, ERNEST. <i>In Our Time.</i> Paris, 1924. FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> HAWTHORNE, NATHANIEL. <i>Fanshawe, A Tale.</i> Boston, 1828. FIRST EDITION OF AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> THOREAU, HENRY DAVID. <i>Walden; Or, Life in the Woods.</i> Boston, 1854. FINE COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies.</i> London, 1685. THE FOURTH FOLIO, Brewster/Bentley issue. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> STEIG, WILLIAM. Original maquette and 58 finished drawings for <i>The Agony in the Kindergarten,</i> one of Steig's most important books. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> VERNE, JULES. <i>A Journey to the Centre of the Earth.</i> New York & London, 1872. FIRST EDITION, RARE AMERICAN ISSUE, with Scribner & Welford cancel title. $5,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> KING, STEPHEN. <i>Carrie.</i> New York, 1974. INSCRIBED FIRST EDITION, OF AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. $1,200 to $1,800.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> APPLE MACINTOSH PROTOTYPE. 1983. The earliest known Macintosh with "Twiggy" drive, one of only two known working machines. $120,000 to $180,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> PLATO. <i>Timaeus</i> [AND] <i>Critias</i> [from Ficini's 1484 Opera]. A LANDMARK OF SCIENTIFIC THOUGHT. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> LOVELACE, AUGUSTA ADA. Sketch of the Analytical Engine Invented by Charles Babbage Esq. London, 1843. FIRST EDITION, JOURNAL ISSUE, MOST IMPORTANT PAPER IN EARLY DIGITAL COMPUTING. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> APPLE-1 COMPUTER. Signed by Steve Wozniak, used in development of Apple II. $200,000 to $300,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> DARWIN, CHARLES. 1809-1882. <i>On the Origin of Species By Means of Natural Selection.</i> London, 1859. FIRST EDITION. $80,000 to $120,000.
  • <b>Christie’s London, Nov. 27:</b> [Peter I, Tsar]. <i>Simboly i emblemata ukazom i blagopovedenii imperatora Petra Alekseevicha [Symbola et emblemata jussu atque auspiciis Petri Alexeidis].</i> Amsterdam, 1705. £30,000 to £40,000
    <b>Christie’s London, Nov. 27:</b> Charlemagne, Adolf. Benefice d'Adieu de Madame Naptal. [St Petersburg: 16th February 1873]. £30,000 to £40,000
    <b>Christie’s London, Nov. 27:</b> [Military. Album.] [An album of drawings of weapons and their accessories, drawn from nature by the Second Cadets Corps.] St Petersburg, 1800. £100,000 to £150,000
    <b>Christie’s London, Nov. 27:</b> Pushkin, Alexander. <i>Evgenii Onegin.</i> St Petersburg: Dep. of Public Education, 1825-1832. £100,000 to £150,000
    <b>Christie’s London, Nov. 27:</b> Sumarokov, Pavel. <i>Dosugi krymskogo sud’i ili vtoroe puteshestvie v Tavridu. [The Leisure of a Crimean Judge or a Second Tour to Tauris].</i> St Petersburg: Imperial Press, 1803-5. £50,000 to £80,000

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Auction Info

Auction Name
Books and Rare Manuscripts
Auction Date
10/07/2019 - 10/07/2019
Sale Number
#17590
Total Lots
72
Sold Lots
56
Lots Sold
77.78%
Unsold Lots
16
Total Sales (EUR)
714,875.00
Low Estimate of Lots Sold (EUR)
425,700.00
High Estimate of Lots Sold (EUR)
588,800.00
Low Estimate of All Lots (EUR)
861,400.00
High Estimate of All Lots (EUR)
1,208,600.00
Total Sales as a % of High Est.
59.15%

Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
32 WILDE, Oscar (1854-1900)

The Picture of Dorian Gray.

1891 EUR 30,000.00 - 40,000.00 EUR 100,000.00
3 BARRAS DE LA PENNE, Jean-Antoine de (1650-1730)

La Conqueste de la Hollande en 1672, par Louis XIV Dieu-donné, surnommé Le Grand, Roi de France et de Navarre.

[1672-]1704. EUR 40,000.00 - 50,000.00 EUR 85,000.00
53 ILIAZD, Ilia Zdanevitch dit (1894-1975) - PICASSO, Pablo (1881-1973) - GIACOMETTI, Alberto (1901-1966) - CHAGALL, Marc (1887-1985) - et autres. Poésie de Mots Inconnus. Poèmes de Akinsenoyin, Albert-Birot, Arp, Artaud, Audiberti, Ball, Beaudouin, Bryen, D

Exemplaire d'épreuves sur Chine, tel que paru, bien complet de ses deux couvertures en peau de vélin avec titre à froid et chaque serpente conservée.

[1949]. EUR 50,000.00 - 70,000.00 EUR 62,500.00
67 PICASSO, Pablo (1881-1973) - HUGNET, Georges (1906-1974)

La Chèvre-Feuille.

1943 EUR 60,000.00 - 90,000.00 EUR 60,000.00
6 BRUNO, Giordano (Filippo Bruno, dit, 1548-1600)

De umbris idearum – Ars memoriae.

1582 EUR 30,000.00 - 40,000.00 EUR 52,500.00
18 TORY, Geoffroy (1480 – 1533)

Champfleury, au quel est contenu lart & science de la deue & vraye proportion des lettres attiques… selon le Corps & Visage humain.

1529 EUR 40,000.00 - 60,000.00 EUR 45,000.00
52 GIACOMETTI, Alberto (1901-1966)

Paris sans fin.

1969 EUR 20,000.00 - 25,000.00 EUR 37,500.00
40 BRAQUE, Georges (1882-1963) - CHAR, René (1907-1988)

Lettera Amorosa.

1963 EUR 8,000.00 - 12,000.00 EUR 20,000.00
9 CASANOVA, Giacomo Girolamo (1725-1798)

Icosameron ou Histoire d'Edouard et d'Elisabeth.

s.d. [1788] EUR 7,000.00 - 9,000.00 EUR 17,500.00
39 BATAILLE, Georges (sous le pseudonyme de Lord Auch, 1897-1962) - BELLMER, Hans (1902-1975)

Histoire de l'Oeil. Nouvelle version.

1940, [1946] EUR 8,000.00 - 12,000.00 EUR 15,000.00
51 GIACOMETTI, Alberto (1901-1966) -- ILIAZD, Ilia Zdanevitch dit (1894-1975) - Georges BRAQUE (1882-1963)

Prigovor bezmolvnyi [Sentence sans paroles] Georges Braque Alberto Giacometti.

[1961] EUR 4,000.00 - 5,000.00 EUR 12,500.00
25 GOYA Y LUCIENTES, Francisco José de (1746-1828)

La Tauromachie. Recueil de quarante estampes représentant différentes manières et feintes de l'art de combattre les taureaux

s.d. [1876] EUR 8,000.00 - 12,000.00 EUR 11,875.00
26 LABORDE, Alexandre Louis Joseph, marquis de (1773-1842)

Voyage pittoresque et historique en Espagne.

1807-1820. EUR 4,000.00 - 5,000.00 EUR 11,250.00
5 BOREL, Antoine (1743-1810)

Recueil de 6 dessins originaux et leurs gravures dérivées, destinés à illustrer les Œuvres complètes de Pierre Laurent Buirette de Belloy, de l'Académie Française.

Vers 1787 EUR 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 EUR 10,125.00
4 BLOCH, Marcus Elieser (1723-1799)

Oeconomische Naturgeschichte der Fische Deutschlandes.

1782-1785] EUR 8,000.00 - 10,000.00 EUR 10,000.00
38 BATAILLE, Georges (1897-1962) -- MASSON, André (1896-1987)

Sacrifices. Avec un texte de Georges Bataille.

1936 EUR 6,000.00 - 8,000.00 EUR 10,000.00
41 BRAQUE, Georges (1882-1963) - SAINT-JOHN PERSE, Alexis Leger, dit (1887-1975)

L'Ordre des oiseaux.

1962 EUR 8,000.00 - 12,000.00 EUR 10,000.00
74 SAINT-EXUPERY, Antoine de (1900-1944)

Le Petit Prince.

1943 EUR 8,000.00 - 10,000.00 EUR 10,000.00
64 [PICASSO, Pablo (1881-1973)]

Le Tricorne.

1920 EUR 4,000.00 - 5,000.00 EUR 8,125.00
23 YCIAR, Juan de (ca. 1522 – ca. 1572)

Recopilacion subtilissima, intitulada Orthographia pratica : en la qual se enseña a escreuir perfectamente […]

1548 EUR 6,000.00 - 8,000.00 EUR 7,500.00
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b><br>Dr. Seuss, pen, ink & watercolor, calendar illustration, Thomas D. Murphy Company, 1937. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Georges Lepape, <i>Sur la Terrasse,</i> gouache & pencil, cover for <i>Vogue,</i> 1930. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Charles Dana Gibson, <i>The Coming Game, Yale vs. Vassar,</i> pen & ink, for <i>Life</i> magazine, 1895. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b><br>H.A. Rey, color pencil, charcoal, watercolor & gouache, for <i>Rafi et les 9 singes,</i> 1939. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Ernest H. Shepard, pen & ink, for Kenneth Grahame’s <i>Bertie’s Escapade,</i> 1949. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Charles Schulz, <i>The Biggest Star Measured So Far,</i> ink & wash, original <i>Peanuts</i> cartoon, published 1961. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Saul Steinberg, <i>12 Biographies, A to B,</i> pen & ink with collage, final illustration in his book <i>The Labyrinth,</i> 1960. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b><br>Jo Mielziner, <i>A Streetcar Named Desire,</i> watercolor, graphite & gouache, first color study for the award-winning 1947 production. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Charles Addams, <i>Nevermore,</i> watercolor & ink, for <i>The New Yorker,</i> 1973. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> James Montgomery Flagg, <i>I Should Worry,</i> watercolor, gouache & graphite, cover for <i>Judge</i> magazine, 1914. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Edward Gorey, <i>Swan Lake, Hunters/Siegfried, Van Rothbart,</i> watercolor, pen & ink, costume designs, 1975. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Ludwig Bemelmans, <i>Sketch for Madeline,</i> gouache & ink. $6,000 to $9,000.
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