• <b><center>Cowan’s Auctions<br>The Steve Turner Collection<br>of African Americana, Part II<br>December 3, 2020</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> <i>All-Negro Comics</i> Issue #1, 1947. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> Early Memoir of a Black Hairdresser, 1859. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> First Edition <i>Letters of the Late Ignatius Sancho, An African,</i> 1782. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b><center>Cowan’s Auctions<br>The Steve Turner Collection<br>of African Americana, Part II<br>December 3, 2020</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> Bessie Coleman Aero News Vol. 1 Issue 1, May 1930, Signed by William J. Powell. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> Book of Poetry and Music by Formerly Illiterate Author Thomas Young, 1897. $6,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> Cabinet Card of 24th Infantryman, Tombstone, Arizona Territory, circa 1882. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b><center>Cowan’s Auctions<br>The Steve Turner Collection<br>of African Americana, Part II<br>December 3, 2020</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> James Baldwin Portrait by Carl Van Vechten, 1955. $3,500 to $4,500.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> <i>The Pacific Appeal</i> Newspaper, San Francisco, 1877. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> Only Known Copy <i>Spreading Joy,</i> Uplift History of African Americans in Los Angeles, 1937. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b><center>Cowan’s Auctions<br>The Steve Turner Collection<br>of African Americana, Part II<br>December 3, 2020</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> 1940 Los Angeles <i>The Official Central Avenue District Directory.</i> $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> GRÉGOIRE, Henri (French, 1750-1831). <i>An Enquiry Concerning the Intellectual and Moral Faculties, and Literature of Negroes,</i> First American Edition, 1810. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> 1893 Indian Territory Album with Images of Tacky Grayson. $4,000 to $6,000.
  • <b><center>Gonnelli<br>December 1st<br>Antique and modern prints,<br>drawings and paintings</b>
    <b><center>Gonnelli<br>December 2nd<br>Photographs, autographs, musical works and manuscripts</b>
    <b><center>Gonnelli<br>December 3rd<br>Books from XV to XX Century</b>
    <b><center>Gonnelli<br>December 3rd<br>Mathematics books</b>
    <b><center>Gonnelli<br>December 3rd<br>Art books from Salvador Dalí<br>& others</b>
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>English Literature, History, Science,<br>Children’s Books and Illustrations<br>1 – 8 December, 2020</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 1-8 Dec.:</b> JAMES OF MILAN | <i>Pricking of love,</i> illuminated manuscript in Middle English [England, fifteenth century]. £60,000 to £80,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 1-8 Dec.:</b> BEARDSLEY | <i>The Toilet of Helen,</i> original ink drawing for Savoy, 1895. £30,000 to £50,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 1-8 Dec.:</b> DICKENS | <i>A Christmas Carol,</i> 1844, seventh edition, presentation copy inscribed by the author. £20,000 to £30,000.
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>English Literature, History, Science,<br>Children’s Books and Illustrations<br>1 – 8 December, 2020</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 1-8 Dec.:</b> DARWIN | <i>For Private Distribution... Extracts from Letters addressed to Professor Henslow...,</i> 1835, original wrappers. £70,000 to £90,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 1-8 Dec.:</b> DEFOE | Autograph manuscript poem, 'Resignation', 1708. £20,000 to £30,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 1-8 Dec.:</b> GRAHAME | <i>The Wind in the Willows,</i> 1908, first edition, dust-jacket. £12,000 to £16,000.
  • <center><b>Firsts Online Rare Book Fair<br> 27 November to 2 December<br><br> Presented by the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association</b>

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Auction Info

Auction Name
Aristophil - 37 - History
Auction Date
11/19/2020 - 11/19/2020
Sale Number
#107348
Total Lots
267
Sold Lots
195
Lots Sold
73.03%
Unsold Lots
72
Total Sales (EUR)
586,535.00
Low Estimate of Lots Sold (EUR)
378,800.00
High Estimate of Lots Sold (EUR)
496,200.00
Low Estimate of All Lots (EUR)
595,650.00
High Estimate of All Lots (EUR)
776,820.00
Total Sales as a % of High Est.
75.50%

Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
876 GANDHI Mohandas Karamchand (1869 1948)

GANDHI Mohandas Karamchand (1869 1948) le grand ph… 11 L.A.S. "Mohandas Gandhi", "Bapu" or "Mohandas", including 10 on postcards, 1926 1937, to his friend Behram Navroji KHAMBATTA

1926-1937 EUR 15,000.00 - 20,000.00 EUR 28,600.00
1002 GEORGE IV (1762 1830)

GEORGE IV (1762 1830) Roi d'Angleterre P.S. «George PR» (en tête), Palace of Carlton House [Londres] 30 août 1815

EUR 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 EUR 26,312.00
954 NAPOLÉON IER (1769 1821)

NAPOLÉON IER (1769 1821) Empereur MANUSCRITS dictés avec CORRECTIONS autographes de six chapitres des Mémoires pour servir à l'histoire de France sous Napoléon

1813 et 1819 1869). Nous ne pouvons donner ici que quelques exemples des corrections de Napoléon.<br>A. Deux chapitres des Campagnes d'Égypte et de Syrie (sur papier filigrané JWhatma n 1819 Balsto n & C°).<br>Chapitre XVI. Kléber (2 cahiers formant 16 p EUR 20,000.00 - 25,000.00 EUR 26,000.00
865 DUPLESSIS Robert (1857 1929)

DUPLESSIS Robert (1857 1929) général 28 CARNETS autographes signés «R. Duplessis», plus photographies et documents joints, 1914 1917

1914-1917 EUR 15,000.00 - 20,000.00 EUR 19,500.00
1073 NAPOLÉON Ier (1769 1821)

NAPOLÉON Ier (1769 1821) Lettre autographe (brouillon) à HUDSON LOWE, [Sainte Hélène 1818]

EUR 15,000.00 - 20,000.00 EUR 14,872.00
1054 NAPOLÉON Ier (1769 1821)

NAPOLÉON Ier (1769 1821) L.A.S. «BB», Paris 21 fructidor [III : 7 septembre 1795, probablement à André RAMOLINO, cousin de Letizia Bonaparte]

EUR 15,000.00 - 20,000.00 EUR 13,944.00
1074 NAPOLÉON Ier (1769 1821)

NAPOLÉON Ier (1769 1821) Lettre autographe (brouillon) à HUDSON LOWE, Longwood 26 juillet 1818

EUR 10,000.00 - 12,000.00 EUR 13,363.00
939 MATA HARI Margareta Zelle, dite (1876 1917)

MATA HARI Margareta Zelle, dite (1876 1917) danseu… 8 L.A.S. "Matà Hari", Paris [and Berlin 1908], to Nicol GERSON

1908 EUR 10,000.00 - 12,000.00 EUR 12,125.00
945 MONTESQUIEU Charles de Secondat, baron de La Brède…

MONTESQUIEU Charles de Secondat, baron de La Brède… L.A.S. "M" (minute), Paris 2 June 1737, to François de BULKELEY in London

1737 EUR 10,000.00 - 12,000.00 EUR 11,862.00
846 BORGIA César (1475 1507)

BORGIA César (1475 1507) Prince et condottiere ita… P.S. "Cesar", Rome at the Apostolic Palace [Vatican] July 17, 1503

1503 EUR 4,000.00 - 5,000.00 EUR 10,400.00
912 LAFAYETTE Marie Joseph de (1757 1834)

LAFAYETTE Marie Joseph de (1757 1834) général et h… 2 L.A.S. "Lafayette" and "Lf", 1828 1833

1828-1833 EUR 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 EUR 9,360.00
1049 CANOVA Antonio (1755 1822)

CANOVA Antonio (1755 1822)D'après Buste de Napoléon Empereur à l'antique Bronze à patine brune. Signé Canova. H : 71 cm Larg : 37 cm Prof : 32 cm Biens dépendants de la liquidation judiciaire de la Sté Aristophil La te…

EUR 2,000.00 - 4,000.00 EUR 8,715.00
921 ROBERT Pascal Jacques

LETTRES DE SOLDAT. ROBERT Pascal Jacques 41 L.A.S. «Robert», 1803 1806, à sa famille

1803-1806 EUR 4,000.00 - 5,000.00 EUR 8,450.00
1066 NAPOLÉON Ier (1769 1821)

NAPOLÉON Ier (1769 1821) NOTES AUTOGRAPHES, en marge d'un manuscrit autographe du général BERTRAND, Note pour servir à l'ouvrage sur la constitution militaire, [Sainte Hélène 14 24 novembre 1816]

EUR 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 EUR 8,134.00
926 LOUIS XIV (1638 1715)

LOUIS XIV (1638 1715) Roi de France L.A. (minute), [circa 1705, to PHILIPPE V of Spain]

1932 EUR 6,000.00 - 8,000.00 EUR 7,800.00
989

LONGUE VUE À UN TIRAGE en laiton, gainée de veau rouge. Fermeture à guichet. Signée près de l'oculaire «Dollond London» (1706 1761). Angleterre, première moitié du XI» siècle. Documentation : Veuve Baronne de MARCOGNET…

EUR 300.00 - 500.00 EUR 7,436.00
952 NAPOLÉON IER (1769 1821)

NAPOLÉON IER (1769 1821) Empereur MANUSCRIPT dictated with CORRECTIONS AUTOGRAPHES, [Notes on the Treaty of Major Military Operations by General Baron Jomini]

1823-1825 EUR 6,000.00 - 7,000.00 EUR 7,249.00
866 ELISABETH (1837 1898)

ELISABETH (1837 1898) dite Sissi, Impératrice d'Au… L.A.S. "Elisabeth", Gastein 21 August 1886, to a Majesty

1886 EUR 2,500.00 - 3,000.00 EUR 7,150.00
986 XAINTRAILLES Jean Poton de (1400 1461)

XAINTRAILLES Jean Poton de (1400 1461) compagnon d… P.S. "Poton", Bordeaux 10 February 1459 (1460)

1459 (1460) EUR 1,500.00 - 2,000.00 EUR 7,150.00
1048 CHAUDET Antoine Denis (1763 1810)

CHAUDET Antoine Denis (1763 1810), suiveur de Buste de l'Empereur de Napoléon 1er en hermès Marbre blanc sur piédouche. Porte l'inscription en creux: «NAPOLEON» H : 56 cm Larg : 28 cm Prof : 23 cm Oeuvre en rapport Ven…

EUR 6,000.00 - 8,000.00 EUR 6,978.00
  • <center><b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers<br>Christmas Rare Books<br>& Collectors’ Sale<br>9 & 10 December 2020</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> Joyce (James), <i>Ulysses,</i> 4to, Paris: (Shakespeare & Co.) 1922, First Edn. €7,000 to €9,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> Of the Utmost Rarity with Swift Association. Harward (Michael). <i>Philomath. A New Almanack for the Year of Our Lord,</i> 1666. €6,000 to €9,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> With Full Complement of Hand Coloured & Other Plates. Rosellini (Ippolito). <i>Monumenti dell Egitto e della Nubia,</i> Vols. I, II, & III Plate Volumes only. €5,000 to €7,000.
    <center><b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers<br>Christmas Rare Books<br>& Collectors’ Sale<br>9 & 10 December 2020</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> With Magnificent Hand Coloured Plates. [Bivort, Debabay, & others] <i>Annales de Pomologie,</i> 8 vols., folio, Brussels, 1853-1861. €4,000 to €6,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> With Very Fine Coloured Plates & Illustrations. Barbier (George) Vogel (Lucien) & others, <i>Gazette du Bon Ton - Arts-modes et frivolities, </i> 1914 to 1922. €4,000 to €6,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> “I have seen War... I hate War," Signed Presentation Copy to William C. Bullitt, Roosevelt (Franklin D.) August 14, 1936. €3,000 to €4,000.
    <center><b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers<br>Christmas Rare Books<br>& Collectors’ Sale<br>9 & 10 December 2020</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> Victorian Hostess & Horticulturist. An Important Collection Relating to Lady Dorothy Nevill (1826-1913). €2,500 to €3,200.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> Fine Original Portrait Photos of The O'Brien Ladies by Margaret Cameron. Two black and white Photos, each 8" x 10". €1,200 to €1,800.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> James Hume Nesbitt Illustrations: A collection of twelve pen and ink Drawings and Etchings intended for publication as book of illustrations for his thriller novels. €800 to €1,200.
    <center><b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers<br>Christmas Rare Books<br>& Collectors’ Sale<br>9 & 10 December 2020</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> Attributed to Kitagawa Utamavo (1753-1806). A pair of attractive colourful woodblock prints, of Court Ladies in decorative robes with numerous stamps and script. €800 to €1,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> Contemporaneous Notes from Captain Cook's Voyage Travel: [Anon] <i>Voyage to the South Sea by Mr. Banks, Mr. Parkinson and Dr. Solender, with Capt. Cooke,</i> a 7 page m/ss document. €700 to €1,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> Very Rare First U.K. Edition with Yellow Paper Band. Herbert (Frank). <i>Dune,</i> 8vo London (Victor Gollancz Ltd.) 1966. €500 to €700.
  • <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>December Sale<br>December 5, 2020</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> SHERBURNE, BRANTZ, and WIRGMAN. The Original Drawings of the First Modern Scientific Survey of the Patapsco River and Chesapeake Bay. $350,000 to $500,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> LAFON, Barthelemy. The Earliest Comprehensive Survey of Louisiana and its Adjacent Regions. $350,000 to $450,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> Giacomo GASTALDI. The Most Important Renaissance Wall Map of Asia Published in the 16th Century – with all four sheets having full margins. $300,000 to $400,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>December Sale<br>December 5, 2020</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> CAO, Junyi. The Most Important Map of China to Come to Market in 50 Years. One of only three known copies of the last Ming Dynasty world map. $325,000 to $375,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> ORTELIUS, Abraham. Ortelius Atlas Spanish 1588 Magnificently Rich Original Hand Color in Full. $225,000 to $350,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> An Exceptionally Fine and Historically Important Manuscript Map Showing the Origins of Texas in the 19th Century. $250,000 to $350,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>December Sale<br>December 5, 2020</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> PRICE, William and BONNER, John. Map of Boston 1769. $225,000 to $325,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> John James AUDUBON. Audubon’s Brilliant Icon, That Has Never Been Equaled for Drama. $150,000 to $250,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> Pierre-Joseph REDOUTE. Original Watercolor, Red Lily. $175,000 to $250,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>December Sale<br>December 5, 2020</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> John James AUDUBON. The Most Famous Image of a Bird in All of History. $150,000 to $200,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> Martin WALDSEEMULLER. The Finest Example in Existence of Martin Waldseemuller’s Map of the New World, with Spectacular Full Original Color. $150,000 to $200,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> GORDON, Peter. The First State of the First View of Savannah: The Template for American Urban Planning. $100,000 to $150,000.
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Livres et Manuscrits<br>7 – 15 December, 2020</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 7 – 15 Dec.:</b> [RELIURE BRODÉE]. <i>Horae beatissimae...</i> Anvers, 1570. Reliure brodée de la Renaissance aux armes du duc d'Anjou. €50,000 to €70,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 7 – 15 Dec.:</b> ARTOIS, comte d', futur Charles X. 75 lettres autographes au comte de Vaudreuil entre 1792 et 1804. €15,000 to €20,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 7 – 15 Dec.:</b> [Pascal, Blaise]. <i>Lettres de A. Dettonville ...</i> Paris, 1658-1659. Rarissime édition originale en reliure de l'époque. €30,000 to €50,000.
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Livres et Manuscrits<br>7 – 15 December, 2020</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 7 – 15 Dec.:</b> Aragon, Louis. Ens. de 8 ouvrages avec envois à Jacques Lacan, dont "Blanche et l'oubli", 1967, sur grand papier. €2,000 to €3,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 7 – 15 Dec.:</b> Fermat, Pierre de. <i>Varia opera mathematica.</i> Toulouse,1679. Petit in-folio. Edition originale. De la bibliothèque de Jacques Lacan. €6,000 to €8,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 7 – 15 Dec.:</b> Leduc, Violette. <i>La Bâtarde.</i> 1958-1963. Important manuscrit autographe, premier jet. 20 cahiers, env 2048 p. ms. €40,000 to €60,000.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Oscar Wilde, <i>“The secret of life is in Art,”</i> autograph quotation dated and signed, 1882. Sold for $15,600.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> <i>Manhattan Gay Scene Guide 1969, Summer Edition,</i> Mattachine Book Service. Sold for $3,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Toyen, pen & ink illustration from <i>Marquis de Sade: Justina cili prokletí ctnosti,</i> 1932. Sold for $26,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Antonio Lopez, 9 men’s fashion studies, graphite, 1974. Sold for $6,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Harvey Milk, 2 autograph letters signed, to Pat Mormon, during US Navy service, 1954. Sold for $2,210.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Daniel Abraham, original art for <i>Stonewall Romances,</i> pen, ink & gouache, 1979. Sold for $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> David Wojnarowicz, <i>Untitled (Genet with Dog),</i> mixed media collage. Sold for $27,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Susie Gaynes & Amy E. Bartell, <i>March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights,</i> 1987. Sold for $1,188.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> <i>Paris is Burning,</i> photo offset poster by Anne Dutlinger, signed by film director Jennie Livingston, 1991. Sold for $1,500.
  • <b>ANZAAB Joint Catalogue:</b> BULLER, Walter Lawry. <i>A HISTORY OF THE BIRDS OF NEW ZEALAND.</i> London, Van Voorst, 1873. Special De-Luxe edition of this already rare work.
    <b>ANZAAB Joint Catalogue:</b> GIBBS, May. <i>Gum-Nut Babies.</i> Sydney: Angus and Robertson, Ca. 1918.
    <b>ANZAAB Joint Catalogue:</b> SWIFT, Jonathan. <i>TRAVELS INTO SEVERAL REMOTE NATIONS OF THE WORLD.</i> London: Printed for Benj.Motte. 1727.
    <b>ANZAAB Joint Catalogue:</b> JUKES, Joseph Beete. <i>NARRATIVE OF THE SURVEYING VOYAGE OF H.M.S. FLY…</i> London: T. & W. Boone, 1847. First Edition.
    <b>ANZAAB Joint Catalogue:</b> <i>SOMERVILLE, E OE. IN THE VINE COUNTRY.</i> London: W H Allen & Co Limited, 1893.
    <b>ANZAAB Joint Catalogue:</b> MAWE, John. <i>The voyager’s companion, or shell collector’s pilot.</i> London : 1825. Rare.
    <b>ANZAAB Joint Catalogue:</b> PARKINSON, John. <i>Theatrum Botanicum, The Theater of Plants…</i> London, Thomas Cotes, 1640.
    <b>ANZAAB Joint Catalogue:</b> c. 1150 decorated MONASTIC MISSAL LEAF, Southern Germany/Austria.
    <b>ANZAAB Joint Catalogue:</b> LEGGE, Captain W. Vincent. <i>A HISTORY OF THE BIRDS OF CEYLON.</i> London, The Author, 1880.
    <b>ANZAAB Joint Catalogue:</b> AUNT HANNAH. <i>SOME ADVENTURES IN THE LIFE OF A COCKATOO.</i> Published in New York by R. Shugg and Co., 1872.
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