• <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
  • <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.
  • <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

Auction Reports

Koller Auctions

Auction Info

Auction Name
Autographs
Auction Date
09/24/2019 - 09/24/2019
Sale Number
#A190a
Total Lots
103
Sold Lots
67
Lots Sold
65.05%
Unsold Lots
36
Total Sales (CHF)
110,462.00
Low Estimate of Lots Sold (CHF)
70,950.00
High Estimate of Lots Sold (CHF)
108,900.00
Low Estimate of All Lots (CHF)
112,700.00
High Estimate of All Lots (CHF)
170,900.00
Total Sales as a % of High Est.
64.64%

Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
553 Guericke, Otto von, Naturforscher u. Diplomat (1602-1686).

Eigenh. Brief mit Unterschrift.

1648 CHF 12,000.00 - 18,000.00 CHF 18,750.00
501 Anonymer bolognesischer Buchmaler aus der Werkstatt des Giovanni d’Antonio da Bologna.

Blatt aus einem franziskanischen Psalter mit der Bildinitiale N und singenden Franziskaner Brüdern, mit reicher floraler Ranke. Tempera, Feder und Goldhöhung mit lateinischer Handschrift auf Pergament, beidseitig beschrieben.

ca. 1445-50 CHF 8,000.00 - 12,000.00 CHF 10,240.00
505 Cristoforo Cortese.

Gradualblatt mit Bildinitiale S und dem Apostel Paulus.Tempera, Feder und Goldhöhung auf Pergament, doppelseitig beschrieben.

ca. 1426-30 CHF 5,000.00 - 8,000.00 CHF 6,400.00
534 Calder, Alexander, Bildhauer (1898-1976).

Eigenh. Postkarte mit kleiner Skizze auf der Bildseite und Signatur "Calder".

1958 CHF 400.00 - 600.00 CHF 5,504.00
513

Psalterium - Psalterium. Lateinische Handschrift auf Pergament. Mit zahlreichen vierzeiligen Noten-Abschnitten.

zwischen 1455 und 1461 CHF 800.00 - 1,200.00 CHF 4,224.00
575 Napoléon I., Kaiser der Franzosen (1769-1821).

Eigenhändiger Brief mit Unterschrift.

1807 CHF 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 CHF 3,968.00
561 Laszlo, Carl, Kunsthändler, Sammler, Psychoanalytiker und Autor (1923-2013).

Teilnachlass mit über 150 Korrespondenzen an ihn, abgelegt in 7 Ordner und 2 Mappen.

Ca. 1951-1990. CHF 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 CHF 3,840.00
512

The Spanish Forger - Höfische Szene mit Harfe spielendem Mann. Goldgehöhte und in Farben illuminierte Miniatur im Stil des 15 Jahrhunderts auf Pergament.

um 1900 CHF 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 CHF 3,584.00
508

Horae B.M.V. - Französischer Buchmaler, um 1490.Die Entkleidung Christi. Blatt aus einem Stundenbuch mit einer grossen illuminierten Miniatur in Gold und Farben, figürliche Bordüre und 1 grosse sowie 7 weitere kleinere Initialen, Zierleisten in Gold und

ca. 1490-1500 CHF 2,500.00 - 4,000.00 CHF 3,200.00
515A HELVETICA - [Bretenières, Edmond de].

Skizzenalbum mit 222 Original-Bleistiftzeichnungen von Reisen in der Schweiz, davon 3 mit Tusche laviert.

CHF 2,500.00 - 4,000.00 CHF 3,072.00
595 Turgenew, Ivan Sergejewitsch, russischer Schriftsteller (1818-1883).

Eigenh. Brief mit Unterschrift.

Dimanche matin. CHF 800.00 - 1,200.00 CHF 2,816.00
537 Dalí, Salvador, Maler (1904-1989).

Eigenh. Zeichnung in Filzstift, Tinte und Tusche auf Fotokarton, mit mehrfacher eigenh. Widmung und Unterschrift.

1965 CHF 1,800.00 - 2,400.00 CHF 2,304.00
557 Hölzel, Adolf, Maler (1853-1934).

Eigenh. Postkarte mit Unterschrift und 17 eigenh. Bleistift-Skizzen.

[19]13 CHF 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 CHF 2,304.00
574 Nägele, Reinhold, Maler (1884-1972).

Sammlung von 2 eigenh. Briefen und 10 Post- bzw. Briefkarten mit Unterschrift, darunter 1 Karte mit Original-Zeichnung und 7 Karten mit Original-Graphik als Bildseite. Ferner 3 Kunstkarten und 1 Original-Photographie, jeweils verso bezeichnet u. signiert.

ca. 1913-1958 CHF 600.00 - 900.00 CHF 2,304.00
576 NAPOLEONICA - Napoleon I., Kaiser der Franzosen (1769-1821).

Brief mit eigenh. Unterschrift "Bonaparte".

1800 CHF 1,200.00 - 1,800.00 CHF 2,304.00
509

Horae B.M.V. - Französischer Buchmaler, um 1490.Die Marienkrönung. Blatt aus einem Stundenbuch mit einer grossen illuminierten Miniatur in Gold und Farben, reicher floraler Bordüre und 3 grosse sowie 7 weitere kleinere Initialen, Vignetten und Zierleiste

ca. 1490-1500 CHF 1,400.00 - 2,000.00 CHF 2,176.00
535 Churchill, Winston, britischer Staatsmann (1874-1965).

Eigenh. Brief mit Unterschrift.

1926 CHF 1,200.00 - 1,800.00 CHF 1,920.00
506 Flämischer Buchmaler, um 1490

Blatt aus einem Stundenbuch mit zwei 6-zeiligen illuminierten figürlichen Initialen I (Johannes der Täufer) und P (Apostel Petrus und Paulus), figürliche Bordüre mit Fabelwesen, sowie 1 weiteren kleineren, goldgehöhten Initiale P. Lateinische Handschrift

um 1490 CHF 800.00 - 1,200.00 CHF 1,664.00
511

Lot von 3 italienischen Chorbuchseiten des 13., 14 und 15 Jhdts.

13., 14 und 15 Jhdts. CHF 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 CHF 1,408.00
517

JUDAICA - HausChronik der Familie Gottheiner. Handschriftl. Widmungsblatt und 7 (1 doppelblattgr.) Stammbäume, jeweils farbig aquarelliert, sowie 9 montierte Original-Photographien.Manuskript.

1914 CHF 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 CHF 1,280.00
  • <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>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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