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Auction Name
Old Books from the 15th-19th Centuries
Auction Date
12/17/2020 - 12/17/2020
Sale Number
#121720
Total Lots
371
Sold Lots
221
Lots Sold
59.57%
Unsold Lots
150
Total Sales (EUR)
211,809.00
Low Estimate of Lots Sold (EUR)
118,680.00
High Estimate of Lots Sold (EUR)
156,020.00
Low Estimate of All Lots (EUR)
196,680.00
High Estimate of All Lots (EUR)
257,960.00
Total Sales as a % of High Est.
82.11%

Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
94 KIRCHER (Athanasius).

Mundus subterraneus, in XII libros digestus.

1665 EUR 4,000.00 - 5,000.00 EUR 30,000.00
124 MONTAIGNE (Michel de).

Essais. Cinquième édition, augmentée d'un troisième livre et de six cens additions aux deux premiers.

1588 EUR 5,000.00 - 6,000.00 EUR 10,875.00
90 HYGINUS.

Poeticon astronomicon.

1485 EUR 5,000.00 - 6,000.00 EUR 7,500.00
110 MOLIÈRE.

Les Facheux. Paris, [Christophe Journel pour]

1662 EUR 6,000.00 - 8,000.00 EUR 6,250.00
154 TASSIN (Christophe).

Les Plans et profilz de toutes les principalles villes et lieux considerables de France. [Paris, 1638].

EUR 1,500.00 - 2,000.00 EUR 5,125.00
150 RONSARD (Pierre de).

Les Œuvres. Augmentees de plusieurs poësies de l’auteur, qui n’estoyent en la precedente edition, redigees en cinq tomes.

1592 EUR 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 EUR 5,000.00
123 MOLIÈRE.

Éditions hollandaises et elzéviriennes.

XXe siècle, XIXe ou du XXe siècle. EUR 4,000.00 - 5,000.00 EUR 4,000.00
250 DERÔME (Léopold).

Le Luxe des livres.

1879 EUR 1,500.00 - 2,000.00 EUR 3,875.00
206 PALTEAU (Guillaume-Louis Formanoir de).

Nouvelle construction de ruches de bois, avec la façon d'y gouverner les abeilles, inventée par Mr Palteau premier commis des vivres de la généralité de Metz. [1756].

EUR 1,500.00 - 2,000.00 EUR 3,750.00
238 LEGGE (William Vincent).

A History of birds of Ceylon. Londres, l'auteur, [1878]-1880.

EUR 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 EUR 3,750.00
65

Devises pour tapisseries du Roy, où sont representez les quatre elemens, et les quatre saisons de l'année, peintes en mignature par J. Bailly [...] et gravées par S. Le Clerc.

1668 EUR 1,000.00 - 1,200.00 EUR 3,375.00
98 LA FONTAINE (Jean de).

Fables choisies, mises en vers.

1678-1694 EUR 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 EUR 3,250.00
114 MOLIÈRE.

Le Médecin malgré luy. Paris, [Claude II Calleville pour]

1667 (1666) EUR 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 EUR 3,250.00
163 CARRACHE (Augustin).

L'Arétin, ou recueil de postures érotiques. À la Nouvelle Cythère, s.d. [Paris, Pierre Didot, 1798].

EUR 800.00 - 1,000.00 EUR 3,125.00
89 [HOLBACH (Baron d')].

Essai sur les préjugés, ou, de l'influence des opinions sur les mœurs & sur le bonheur des hommes. Ouvrage contenant l'Apologie de la Philosophie, par Mr D. M. Londres [Amsterdam, M.-M. Rey],

1770 EUR 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 EUR 3,000.00
76 DU BELLAY (Joachim).

Les Œuvres francoises. Reveuës, & de nouveau augmentées de plusieurs poësies non encores auparavant imprimées.

1569 EUR 1,500.00 - 2,000.00 EUR 2,750.00
96 LA FONTAINE (Jean de).

Les Fables choisies.

1669 EUR 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 EUR 2,500.00
182 VREDEMAN DE VRIES (Hans).

Perspective. La Haye, Hendrik Hondius, 1604. – Perspective, altera pars. Leyde, Beuckel Nieulandt pour Hondius, 1605. – [Relié en tête :] Architectura. [La Haye], Hondius, [1607].

EUR 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 EUR 2,500.00
168 DUPÉRAC (Étienne).

I Vestigi dell'antichità di Roma.

1575 EUR 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 EUR 2,375.00
91 IBN AJERRUM.

Grammatica arabica Agrumia appellata.

1631 EUR 800.00 - 1,000.00 EUR 2,250.00
  • <b><center>Christie’s<br>Paul Destribats:<br>Une Bibliothèque des Avant-gardes<br>Part III<br>2-3 and 4 February 2021</b>
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  • <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>and Works on Paper<br>28 January 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Schedel (Hartmann). <i>Liber Chronicarum,</i> first edition, Nuremberg, Anton Koberger for Sebald Schreyer and Sebastian Kammermeister, 1493. £30,000 to £50,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> [Greek Orthodox Church].- <i>Menaion,</i> manuscript in Greek, on paper, in Greek letters, [Eastern Mediterranean], [c. 1400]. £5,000 to £7,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> American Revolution.- Loyalist's cow powder horn, engraved with the cypher "GR" for George III surmounted by a crown, an inscription, and on reverse an engraving of the "North River" [Hudson River], 1777. £5,000 to £7,000.
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>and Works on Paper<br>28 January 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Illuminated prayer book.- <i>Maria Carcer y Trigueros... Santa Misa y Oraciones,</i> illuminated manuscript in Spanish, on paper, [c. 1850]. £5,000 to £7,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Hardy (Thomas). <i>The Mayor of Casterbridge,</i> 2 vol., first edition in book form, original cloth, 1886. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> [Austen (Jane)]. <i>Emma: A Novel,</i> first edition, Printed for John Murray, 1816. £7,000 to £10,000.
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>and Works on Paper<br>28 January 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Brontë (Charlotte). <i>Jane Eyre. An Autobiography,</i> 3 vol., first edition, Smith, Elder and Co., 1847. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Cruikshank (George). <i>The Road to the Derby,</i> one of two proof copies, Raphael Tuck & Sons, 1882. £600 to £800.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Meunier (Charles, binder).- Gruel (Leon). <i>Manuel Historique et Bibliographique de l'Amateur de Reliures,</i> 2 vol., Paris, 1887.-1905. £3,000 to £4,000.
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>and Works on Paper<br>28 January 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Burne-Jones (Sir Edward). <i>The Work of Edward Burne-Jones,</i> edited by Philip Burne-Jones, one of 200 copies, [c.1900]. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Nazraeli Press.- <i>Six by Six,</i> 36 vol. [a complete set], one of 100 sets, each with signed photograph, Portland, Or., 2010-16. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Australasia.- Péron (Francois) and Freycinet. <i>Voyage de Découvertes aux Terres Australes,</i> 5 vol. including Atlas, second edition, Paris, 1824. £6,000 to £8,000.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Joseph F. Kernan, <i>College Football,</i> oil on canvas, <i>The Saturday Evening Post</i> cover, 1932. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Joseph C. Leyendecker, <i>Golfer Lighting a Cigarette,</i> oil on canvas, c.1920. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Howard Chandler Christy, <i>In the Field,</i> charcoal & watercolor, published in <i>Scribner’s,</i> 1902. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> N.C. Wyeth, <i>Standish Reading,</i> pen & ink, for <i>The Courtship of Miles Standish,</i> 1920. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Johnanna Stewart Mapes, <i>A Fairy Book,</i> conté crayon, for <i>St. Nicholas Magazine,</i> 1907. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Arnold Lobel, pen & ink, for <i>The Frog & Toad Coloring Book,</i> 1981. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Antonio Lopez, <i>Today’s Fashions,</i> study for <i>The New York Times,</i> 1981. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Charles Schulz, <i>“I’ll have to go back to the house…I forgot my rubbers…”</i> pen & ink, original 4-panel <i>Peanuts comic,</i> 1960. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Constantin Alajalov, <i>Family Tree,</i> watercolor and gouache, cover for <i>The New Yorker,</i> 1938. Estimate $3,000 to $4,000.
  • <center><b>Case Antiques<br>Two-Day Winter Auction<br>Jan. 30 & 31, 2021</b>
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> Rare 1778 Engraved map of Colonial Philadelphia after George Heap (1714-1752) and Nicholas Scull (1687-1761). $10,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> Author signed and inscribed <i>THE FOUNTAINHEAD,</i> stated First Edition, by Ayn Rand, published by The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Indianapolis, New York, 1943. $2,000 to $2,400.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> John James Audubon (American, 1785-1851) hand-colored aquatint engraving, "Yellow-billed Magpie, Stellers Jay, Ultramarine Jay and Clark's Crow," Plate Number CCCLXII. $1,800 to $2,200.
    <center><b>Case Antiques<br>Two-Day Winter Auction<br>Jan. 30 & 31, 2021</b>
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) autograph letter, signed, as President, to Nathan Reid detailing Jackson’s intervention on behalf of Reid's grandson. $1,800 to $2,200.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> Edward Steichen (Luxembourg/American, 1879-1973) portfolio of photographs, "The Early Years 1900-1927, 12 Hand-Gravure Prints" #41/1000, printed in 1981. $1,400 to $1,600.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, TLS, one-page typed letter on The White House, Washington, D.C., stationary to John Marshall Butler. $1,400 to $1,600.
    <center><b>Case Antiques<br>Two-Day Winter Auction<br>Jan. 30 & 31, 2021</b>
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> Two Pre-Civil War slave related letters, including one written by Mariah, a female domestic slave of James Vincent Musgrove (1814-1890) to her daughter. $1,000 to $1,200.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> Two author signed and inscribed Ayn Rand related books, including one Rand signed <i>WE THE LIVING,</i> London 1940 edition. $1,000 to $1,200.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> PLAN DE LA VILLE DE MEMPHIS (ETATS-UNIS) 40,000 HABITANTS pen and ink with watercolor hand drawn drainage system map, circa 1870. $700 to $900.
    <center><b>Case Antiques<br>Two-Day Winter Auction<br>Jan. 30 & 31, 2021</b>
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> Scarce Mezzotint portrait of Thomas Pownall, Colonial Governor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay (1757-1760) and South Carolina (1760). $600 to $700.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> VIEW OF NORFOLK FROM COSPORT, VIRGINIA, John Hill, engraver, after John Shaw (U.K., 1776-1832). $600 to $700.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> THE BURNING OF THE MERCHANT'S EXCHANGE, NEW YORK CITY -THE GREAT FIRE OF DECEMBER, 1835. Scarce color lithograph, a 1909 reissue of the original 1836 print. $500 to $700.
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