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Auction Name
Autograph Letters and Manuscripts - Day 1
Auction Date
10/06/2020 - 10/06/2020
Sale Number
#108049
Total Lots
311
Sold Lots
198
Lots Sold
63.67%
Unsold Lots
113
Total Sales (EUR)
207,691.00
Low Estimate of Lots Sold (EUR)
129,130.00
High Estimate of Lots Sold (EUR)
169,380.00
Low Estimate of All Lots (EUR)
210,830.00
High Estimate of All Lots (EUR)
275,560.00
Total Sales as a % of High Est.
75.37%

Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
235 Charles DICKENS (1812-1870)

Charles DICKENS (1812-1870). 9 L.A.S., 1843-1863, to Thomas James Thompson (one to Thomas Edmund Weller, and one to Miss Christiana Weller)

1843-1863 EUR 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 EUR 14,080.00
270 Alfred JARRY (1873-1907)

Alfred JARRY (1873-1907). Manuscrit autographe, Pantagruel Prologue – Acte premier 

EUR 7,000.00 - 8,000.00 EUR 8,960.00
135 Franz LISZT.

Franz LISZT. L.A.S., Rome 22 February 1868, [to a director of the firm Bote et Bock]

1868 EUR 1,500.00 - 1,800.00 EUR 5,760.00
241 Paul ÉLUARD (1895-1952)

Paul ÉLUARD (1895-1952). Signed autograph poem, À la fin de l'année, de jour en jour bas, il enfouir sa chaleur comme une graine, [1935]

1935 EUR 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 EUR 5,376.00
136 Franz LISZT.

Franz LISZT. L.A.S., Rome 19 November 1885, to a "Most Honoured Friend" [Baron de Loën, Intendant of the Court Theatre in Weimar]

1885 EUR 1,200.00 - 1,500.00 EUR 4,480.00
183 Guillaume APOLLINAIRE.

Guillaume APOLLINAIRE. L.A.S., Paris July 8, 1918, [to Misia Sert]

1918 EUR 3,500.00 - 4,000.00 EUR 4,480.00
215 René CHAR (1907-1988)

René CHAR (1907-1988). Autograph manuscript signed, La Provence point oméga, 1965

1965 EUR 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 EUR 4,224.00
173 Richard WAGNER.

Richard WAGNER. L.A.S., Bayreuth 15 December 1874, to the impresario Carl Voltz

1874 EUR 2,000.00 - 2,500.00 EUR 3,584.00
45 [Paul GAUGUIN (1848-1903)].

[Paul GAUGUIN (1848-1903)]. Original photograph of Tahitienne, with autograph inscription on the back by George Daniel de MONFREID

EUR 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 EUR 3,584.00
48 [Paul GAUGUIN]

[Paul GAUGUIN] 7 original photographs of his wife Mette and their children

EUR 800.00 - 1,000.00 EUR 3,584.00
192 Charles BAUDELAIRE (1821-1867)

Charles BAUDELAIRE (1821-1867). L.A.S., August 1 [for September] 1854, to Narcisse Ancelle

1854 EUR 2,000.00 - 2,500.00 EUR 3,072.00
299 Alessandro MANZONI (1785-1873)

Alessandro MANZONI (1785-1873). L.A.S., Milan 10 February 1857, to Padre Caccia

1857 EUR 400.00 - 500.00 EUR 3,072.00
57 Henri LAURENS (1885-1954)

Henri LAURENS (1885-1954). L.A.S. with drawing, Paris 18 June 1953, by Pierre Berès

EUR 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 EUR 2,944.00
193 Charles BAUDELAIRE.

Charles BAUDELAIRE. L.A.S., [1862 or early 1863], to Arsène Houssaye

[1862 or early 1863] EUR 2,000.00 - 2,500.00 EUR 2,688.00
5

BEAUTIFUL ARTS. 36 letters or coins, most of them L.A.S., 17th-early 19th century.

17th-early 19th century. EUR 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 EUR 2,688.00
288 Pierre LOTI.

Pierre LOTI. 75 L.A.S., 1885-1910, à Julia Daudet 

1885-1910 EUR 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 EUR 2,368.00
182 Guillaume APOLLINAIRE.

Guillaume APOLLINAIRE. L.A. (minute), [May 1918], to art critic Louis Dimier

1918 EUR 2,000.00 - 2,500.00 EUR 2,304.00
133 Franz LISZT (1811-1886)

Franz LISZT (1811-1886). L.A.S., Bains d'Eilsen October 28, 1847, [to Louis-François-Alexandre Frelon]

1847 EUR 1,200.00 - 1,500.00 EUR 2,112.00
88 Henri de TOULOUSE-LAUTREC (1864-1901)

Henri de TOULOUSE-LAUTREC (1864-1901). L.A.S., [Paris] 30 rue Fontaine, [December 2, 1896, to the Belgian publisher Edmond Deman]

1896 EUR 1,500.00 - 2,000.00 EUR 2,048.00
38 Edgar Degas (1834-1917)

Edgar Degas (1834-1917). L.A.S., Thursday 13 June 1889, to Albert Bartholomé

1889 EUR 1,500.00 - 2,000.00 EUR 1,984.00
  • <b><center>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Rare & Remarkable Autographs<br>and Manuscripts<br>Now until October 21, 2020</b>
    <b>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Now thru Oct. 21:</b> Most Remarkable Autograph Album Ever Offered: Wilde Poem, Melville Quotes Shakespeare, 8 presidents, Mary Lincoln & 400 More. $30,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Now thru Oct. 21:</b> Unique Napoleon Autograph Manuscript Detailing his Military Campaign in Italy, plus Doodles. $18,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Now thru Oct. 21:</b> Remarkable Pasteur Manuscript on Rabies Research 8 Months before 1st Successful Human Vaccination. $12,500 to $15,000.
    <b><center>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Rare & Remarkable Autographs<br>and Manuscripts<br>Now until October 21, 2020</b>
    <b>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Now thru Oct. 21:</b> Freud 1933 ALS Supporting First Lay Analyst Theodor Reik with Reik’s Handwritten Definition of Psychology. $15,000 to $16,000.
    <b>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Now thru Oct. 21:</b> Begin & Sadat Unique Signed Photo from Camp David Summit. $2,000 to $2,500.
    <b>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Now thru Oct. 21:</b> Rare Scriabin ALS Written the Year He Completed “The Poem of Ecstasy.” $4,000 to $5,000.
    <b><center>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Rare & Remarkable Autographs<br>and Manuscripts<br>Now until October 21, 2020</b>
    <b>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Now thru Oct. 21:</b> Columbus’ Patron Pays for a Gift to a Lady in Waiting. $2,000 to $2,500.
    <b>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Now thru Oct. 21:</b> Rare Signed Photo of Nansen, Nobel Prize Winner & Norway’s First Great Arctic Explorer. $1,000 to $1,200.
    <b>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Now thru Oct. 21:</b> Stravinsky Pens 5 Bars from "Petrouschka.” $1,200 to $1,500.
    <b>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Now thru Oct. 21:</b> Zapata Letter Written 4 Days Following Collapse of Negotiations between Villa and Carranza. $2,000 to $2,200.
  • <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> MACHIAVELLI, Niccolò. <i>Nicholas Machiavel's Prince. Also, The life of Castruccio Castracani of Lucca…</i> Translated by Edward Dacres. London, 1640. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> FILSON, John. <i>The Discovery, Settlement and present State of Kentucke: and An Essay towards the Topography, and Natural History of that important Country…</i> Wilmington, Del.: James Adams, 1784. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> ELUARD, Paul. <i>Un poeme dans chaque livre.</i> Paris: Louis Broder, 1956. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> LEWIS, James Otto. [<i>Aboriginal Port Folio.</i> Philadelphia: Published by the Author, 1835-1836]. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> [ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS]. BOOK OF HOURS, use of Rome, in Latin. [Southern Netherlands (Ghent or Bruges), c.1460]. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> MORE, Thomas, Sir. <i>The Workes ... wrytten by him in the Englysh tongue.</i> Edited by William Rastell. London, 1557. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> [KELMSCOTT PRESS]. MORRIS, William. <i>Love is Enough.</i> Hammersmith: The Kelmscott Press, 1897. $5,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> LINCOLN, Abraham. Autograph endorsement signed as President (“A. Lincoln”), 24 February 1863. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> WASHINGTON, George. Address panel with autograph free frank signed ("G:o Washington"), as Commander in Chief of the Continental Army, 5 August 1777. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> GOREY, Edward. <i>The Beastly Baby.</i> N.p.: The Fantod Press, 1962. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> FROST, Robert. Photographic reproduction signed and inscribed ("Robert Frost”), to R.V. Thornton, 1955. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> GOREY, Edward. <i>The Bug Book.</i> New York: Looking Glass Library, 1959. $500 to $700.
  • <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> REGAMEY, Felix (1844-1906). Unique drawing showing Verlaine and Rimbaud in London, September 1872. €70,000 to 100,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> LABORDE, Alexandre de (1773-1842). <i>Voyage pittoresque et historique de l’Espagne.</i> Paris : 1806-1820. €20,000 to 30,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> BOCCACE, Jean (1313-1375). <i>Il Decamerone…</i> Venise : Gabriele Giolito di Ferrari, 1542.<br>€ 12,000 to 15,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> LAMBERT, Yvon (1936). Full collection of writings from <i>Une rêverie émanée de mes loisirs.</i> Paris : 1992 - 2018. €50,000 to 70,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> JOUVE, Paul (1878-1973) -- KIPLING, Rudyard (1865-1936). <i>La Chasse de Kaa.</i> Paris : Javal & Bourdeaux, 1930. €2,000 to 3,000
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Book of Hours with Illuminated Miniatures, France, mid-15th century. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Conradus de Alemania [Halberstadt the Elder], <i>Concordantiae Bibliorum,</i> Strassburg, 1474. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Christopher Marlowe, <i>The Jew of Malta,</i> London, 1633. Earliest extant edition of this antiauthoritarian Elizabethan play. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b><br>Sir Isaac Newton, <i>The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy,</i> first edition in English, 2 volumes, London, 1729. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> John Rae, <i>Narrative of an Expedition to the Shores of the Arctic Sea in 1846 and 1847,</i> first edition, London, 1850. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Philip Pittman, <i>The Present State of the European Settlements on the Mississippi…,</i> first edition, London, 1770. $10,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Cyanotype of an anatomy class at Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1895. $300 to $400.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Equine veterinary formulary, manuscript on paper, East Earl, Pennsylvania, circa 1860. $400 to $600.
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