• <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 17:</b> [EINSTEIN, ALBERT]; JOHN GRAUDENZ [PHOTOGRAPHER]. Photographic portrait of Albert Einstein by John Graudenz, taken circa 1928. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 17:</b> ENIGMA M4. A fully operational four-rotor ("M4") Kriegsmarine Enigma Cipher Machine. Berlin-Wilmersdorf, Germany, Heimsoeth und Rinke, 1942. $300,000 to $500,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 17:</b> FEYNMAN, RICHARD P. <i>“Surely You’re Joking Mr. Feynman”. Adventures of a Curious Character.</i> New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1985. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 17:</b> An intact egg of the Aepyornis Maximus, or Elephant Bird. Pre-17th century, Madagascar. $35,000 to $45,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 17:</b> Palm frond with fish. Green River Formation, Wyoming, United States. <i>Sabalites sp.,</i> and <i>Diplomystus dentatus</i> Cenozoic, Eocene (53-33 million years ago). $60,000 to $70,000.
  • <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
  • <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>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> CLEMENS, SAMUEL L. <i>The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain.</i> Hartford: The American Publishing Company, 1876. $14,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> BATEMAN, JAMES. <i>The Orchidaceae of Mexico and Guatemala.</i> London: J. Ridgway & Sons for the author, [1837]-1843. $60,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> WHITMAN, WALT. <i>Leaves of Grass.</i> Brooklyn: [For the author by Andrew and James Rome,] 1855. $150,000 to $200,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> LEE, HARPER. Three “Seckatary Hawkins”-related books inscribed and signed by Harper Lee. $60,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> POE, EDGAR ALLAN. <i>The Raven.</i> New York: Wiley and Putnam, 1845. $120,000 to $180,000.

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Christian Hesse Auktionen

Auction Info

Auction Name
Anniversary Sale - Part 2 : Private Press Books from The Bear Press, Burgart Presse, Kaldewey Press, et al.
Auction Date
11/23/2019 - 11/23/2019
Sale Number
#20b
Total Lots
223
Sold Lots
153
Lots Sold
68.61%
Unsold Lots
70
Total Sales (EUR)
147,372.00
Low Estimate of Lots Sold (EUR)
83,694.00
High Estimate of Lots Sold (EUR)
124,250.00
Low Estimate of All Lots (EUR)
180,074.00
High Estimate of All Lots (EUR)
258,520.00
Total Sales as a % of High Est.
57.01%

Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
475 Veronika Schäpers - Durs Grünbein.

26° 57,3' N, 142º 16,8'E.

2007 EUR 530.00 - 800.00 EUR 5,040.00
519 Unikatbücher - Christoph Meyer.

Paul Celan 22 Aquarelle, mit Tusche überarbeitet. 2015. 55 : 33 cm. Auf dem letzten Aquarell signiert und als »Malerunikat« bezeichnet, monogrammiert und datiert. Als Buch gebunden.

EUR 2,200.00 - 2,500.00 EUR 4,800.00
362 The Bear Press - Franz Kafka.

Betrachtung. Radierungen von Jan Peter Tripp.

2014 EUR 1,800.00 - 2,500.00 EUR 4,800.00
481 The Bear Press - Oscar Wilde.

Die Nachtigall und die Rose. Drei Märchen. Übertragen und mit einem Nachwort versehen von Wolfram Benda. Mit vier Radierungen von Peter Klitsch.

1982 EUR 1,200.00 - 1,800.00 EUR 2,880.00
451 Kaldewey Press - Seamus Heaney and James Joyce.

Sandymount Strand. Etchings by Felim Egan.

1993 EUR 670.00 - 1,000.00 EUR 2,640.00
501 Quetsche - Arno Holz.

Dafnis. Lyrisches Porträt aus dem 17. Jahrhundert mit 7 originalgemalten Bildern von Gisela Mott-Dreizler.

1992 EUR 670.00 - 1,000.00 EUR 2,640.00
479 The Bear Press - Jean Paul.

Des Luftschiffers Giannozzo Seebuch herausgegeben und mit einem Nachwort versehen von Wolfram Benda. Mit vier Kaltnadelradierungen von Caspar Walter Rauh.

1980 EUR 670.00 - 1,000.00 EUR 2,400.00
480 The Bear Press - E. T. A. Hoffmann.

Signor Formica. Radierungen von Caspar Walter Rauh.

1981 EUR 530.00 - 800.00 EUR 2,280.00
498 Quetsche - Bertolt Brecht.

Vergnügungen.

1989 EUR 670.00 - 1,000.00 EUR 2,280.00
312 The Bear Press - Ernst Jünger.

Flugträume. Holzschnitte von Jürgen Wölbing.

1983 EUR 1,200.00 - 1,800.00 EUR 2,160.00
341 The Bear Press - Arno Schmidt.

Seelandschaft mit Pocahontas. Radierungen von Eberhard Schlotter.

2002 EUR 1,200.00 - 1,800.00 EUR 2,160.00
360 The Bear Press - Paul Mersmann.

Nachtfenster. Träume aus 50 Jahren. Radierungen von Paul Mersmann.

2013 EUR 1,800.00 - 2,500.00 EUR 2,160.00
500 Quetsche - Christoph Martin Wieland.

Prinz Biribinker. Versehen mit neun farbigen Kaltnadelradierungen von Gisela Mott-Dreizler.

1990 EUR 800.00 - 1,200.00 EUR 2,160.00
381 Burgart-Presse -

Reflexionen. I [bis] X.

1985–1997 EUR 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 EUR 2,040.00
461 Kaldewey Press - Gunnar A. Kaldewey.

At 75:

2011 EUR 600.00 - 900.00 EUR 2,040.00
457 Kaldewey Press - Henry David Thoreau.

Time. Seven Quotations from the Journal.

2003 EUR 800.00 - 1,200.00 EUR 1,920.00
497 Quetsche - August Stramm.

»Du.« Liebesgedichte. Zeichnungen von Helge Leiberg.

1987 EUR 670.00 - 1,000.00 EUR 1,920.00
442 Kaldewey Press - Gunnar Kaldewey.

New York 1977.

1977/78 EUR 670.00 - 1,000.00 EUR 1,800.00
324 The Bear Press - Heinrich von Kleist.

Ueber das Marionettentheater. Farbholzschnitte von Hanns Studer.

1990 EUR 1,200.00 - 1,800.00 EUR 1,680.00
358 The Bear Press - H. C. Artmann.

Allerleirausch. Neue schöne Kinderreime. Radierungen & Einband von Uwe Bremer.

2013 EUR 1,200.00 - 1,800.00 EUR 1,680.00
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Currier & Ives, <i>The Mississippi in Time of Peace,</i> hand-colored lithograph, 1865. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Hartmann Schedel, <i>Liber Cronicarum...,</i> Nuremberg, 1493. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Claudius Ptolemaeus, <i>Geographicae Enarrationis Libri Octo,</i> Lyons, 1535. $20,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Thomas Jefferys, <i>The American Atlas,</i> London, 1776-77. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> John Speed, <i>A Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World,</i> 20 miniature maps, London, 1665. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> <i>Biblia Das ist: Die Gantze Heilige Schrifft Durch D. Martin Luther Verteutscht,</i> illustrated cartographic Bible, Basel, 1665. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Early Hawaiian-language school geography, Lahainaluna Seminary, 1840. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Cornelis de Jode, <i>Africae Vera Forma, et Situs,</i> Antwerp, 1593. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Maria Vincenzo Coronelli, <i>America Settentrionale Colle Nuove Scoperte Sin All Anno,</i> Venice, 1688. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Johann Christoph Volkamer, <i>Nürnbergische Hesperides,</i> Nuremberg, 1708-1714. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Johann Bayer, <i>Uranometria, Omnium Asterismorum Continens Schemata...,</i> 51 celestial charts, c. 1603. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Manuscript map of Commodore Perry’s Black Ship squadron at Edo Bay, with manuscript sketchbook, ink & watercolor, Japan, c. 1853. $2,500 to $3,500.
  • <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Churchill (Winston) & Others. 1944 Commonwealth Prime Ministers’ Conference, 27 April 1944. £8,000 to £12,000.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Joyce (James). <i>Ulysses.</i> First English edition, 1922. £800 to £1,200.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Belzoni (Giovanni Battista). <i>Plates Illustrated of the Researches and Operations...in Egypt and Nubia,</i> FIRST EDITION, 1821-1822. £14,375 inc Buyers Premium.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Astor (John Jacob). A collection of rare letters, 9 January 1812- 4 September 1837. £26,000 inc Buyers Premium.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Rowling (J.K.) <i>Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone,</i> FIRST EDITION, first issue, 1997. £27,500 inc Buyers Premium.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Royal Family. Photograph of Queen Elizabeth, George VI, Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret, signed, 1946. £3,640 inc Buyers Premium.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Collodi (Carlo). <i>Le avventure di Pinocchio. Storia di un burattino,</i> FIRST EDITION, 1883. £8,401 inc Buyers Premium.
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