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Auction Name
Leaves of Wisdom Tibetan Illuminated Manuscripts from American Collections - bidstart 9/20
Auction Date
09/27/2020 - 09/27/2020
Sale Number
#26555
Total Lots
22
Sold Lots
16
Lots Sold
72.73%
Unsold Lots
6
Total Sales (USD)
127,112.00
Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
84,000.00
High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
121,500.00
Low Estimate of All Lots (USD)
140,000.00
High Estimate of All Lots (USD)
201,500.00
Total Sales as a % of High Est.
63.08%

Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
503

151 PAGES FROM AN ASHTASAHASRIKA PRAJNAPARAMITA SUTRA

12TH CENTURY USD 15,000.00 - 20,000.00 USD 18,825.00
505

AN ILLUMINATED SUTRA PAGE WITH BUDDHA UNDERNEATH THE BODHI TREE

12TH/13TH CENTURY USD 6,000.00 - 8,000.00 USD 16,325.00
515

A GILT LACQUERED WOOD MANUSCRIPT COVER, WITH THE FIVE PRESIDING BUDDHAS

14TH CENTURY USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00 USD 13,825.00
518

TEN ILLUMINATED SUTRA PAGES

CIRCA 14TH CENTURY USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD 12,575.00
502

AN ILLUMINATED SUTRA PAGE WITH HEVAJRA AND KRODHA KALI

CIRCA 12TH CENTURY USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00 USD 10,075.00
522

AN ILLUSTRATED FRONTISPIECE FROM A SUTRA

19TH CENTURY USD 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 USD 9,450.00
519

A GILT LACQUERED WOOD MANUSCRIPT COVER, WITH THE FIVE PRESIDING BUDDHAS

14TH CENTURY USD 6,000.00 - 8,000.00 USD 7,575.00
501

TWO ILLUMINATED PAGES FROM PRAJNAPARAMITA SUTRA MANUSCRIPTS

11TH/12TH CENTURY; 13TH CENTURY USD 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 USD 6,325.00
511

AN ILLUMINATED SUTRA PAGE

13TH CENTURY USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 6,075.00
512

AN ILLUMINATED SUTRA PAGE

13TH/14TH CENTURY USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 5,325.00
513

ELEVEN ILLUMINATED SUTRA PAGES

CIRCA 13TH CENTURY USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 5,075.00
517

AN ILLUMINATED PAGE FROM A KANJUR MANUSCRIPT

14TH/15TH CENTURY USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 4,825.00
509

AN ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT PAGE WITH AN ARHAT

13TH CENTURY USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 3,825.00
516

A GROUP OF FOUR BUDDHA TSAKALI

CIRCA 1300 USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 3,187.00
504

THREE ILLUMINATED SUTRA PAGES

12TH CENTURY, 13TH CENTURY USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 2,550.00
521

THREE ILLUMINATED SUTRA PAGES

15TH CENTURY USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 USD 1,275.00
506

FIVE ILLUMINATED PAGES FROM A PRAJNAPARAMITA SUTRA

12TH/13TH CENTURY USD 6,000.00 - 8,000.00 Not Sold
507

A LARGE GILT LACQUERED WOOD MANUSCRIPT COVER WITH A LION

CIRCA 13TH CENTURY USD 12,000.00 - 16,000.00 Not Sold
508

AN ILLUMINATED PAGE FROM A BHADRAKALPIKA SUTRA

13TH CENTURY USD 20,000.00 - 30,000.00 Not Sold
510

TWO ILLUMINATED SUTRA PAGES

13TH CENTURY USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 Not Sold
  • <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>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.
  • <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
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