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09/07/2021 - 09/07/2021
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Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price

Compendium of edicts and ordinances of 1669, including 8 pieces on Water and Forests and textile factories. Together about 20 pieces in one volume in-4, granite calf, spine decorated, fleur-de-lis repeated, red speckled edges (Binding of the binding). PR

1669 EUR 4,200.00 - 5,000.00 EUR 4,305.00
73 MORELLET (Abbot André)

Memoir on the present situation of the Compagnie des Indes. Second edition. Found in Paris, Desaint, 1769. - NECKER (Jacques)

1769 EUR 1,500.00 - 2,000.00 EUR 1,537.50
26 MOREAU DE SAINT-MÉRY (Médéric-Louis-Élie)

Description topographical, physical, civil, political and historical description of the French part of the island of Saint-Domingue.

1797-1798 EUR 1,500.00 - 2,500.00 EUR 1,476.00
19 GRANDPRÉ (Louis Ohier, count of)

Voyage à la côte occidentale d'Afrique, fait dans les années 1786 et 1787.

1801 EUR 1,200.00 - 1,500.00 EUR 1,230.00
53 DUPONT DE NEMOURS (Pierre-Samuel)

Of commerce and the company of the Indies. Second edition, revised, corrected, & increased by the History of Law's System

1769 EUR 600.00 - 800.00 EUR 971.70
4 [VAUMORIÈRE (Pierre d'Ortigues de)

Harangues on all sorts of subjects, with the art of composing them. Second Edition, Augmented d'un grand nombre de Préceptes & de Harangues, Dédiées à Monseigneur le Chancelier.

1693 EUR 800.00 - 1,200.00 EUR 897.90
96 LABAT (Jean-Baptiste)

Voyage du chevalier Des Marchais en Guinée, isles voisines et à Cayenne, fait en 1725, 1726 & 1727.

1730 EUR 800.00 - 1,000.00 EUR 861.00
6 ATLAS. - BRION (Louis)

A general view of France, to serve as an introduction to the Analytical and Geographical Table of this Kingdom.

1765 EUR 900.00 - 1,200.00 EUR 861.00
41 ROLAND LE VIRLOYS (Charles-François)

Dictionnaire d'architecture, civile, militaire et navale, antique, ancienne et moderne, et de tous les arts et métiers qui en dépendent.

1770-1771 EUR 800.00 - 1,000.00 EUR 750.30
91 WALRAS (Léon)


1867-1868 EUR 600.00 - 800.00 EUR 676.50

JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURE and public prosperity, published by the Members of the Central Committee of the Ministry of the Interior.

L'an 2 de la République EUR 600.00 - 800.00 EUR 615.00
3 ROUSSEAU (Jean-Jacques)

Dictionary of music.

1768 EUR 600.00 - 1,000.00 EUR 553.50
49 CORMERÉ (Guillaume-François de Mahy, baron de)

New researches and considerations on finances.

1789 EUR 600.00 - 800.00 EUR 553.50
17 CLARKSON (Thomas)

Essay on the Political Disadvantages of the Negro Trade. Preceded by an extract from the Essay on the Commerce of the Human Race.

1789 EUR 500.00 - 700.00 EUR 430.50

Original documents and proceedings of the trial, made to Robert-François Damiens, both in the Provost of the Hotel and in the Court of Parliament.

1757 EUR 400.00 - 500.00 EUR 381.30
67 LE TROSNE (Guillaume-François)].

Letters to a friend, on the advantages of free trade in grain and the danger of prohibitions

1768 EUR 300.00 - 400.00 EUR 307.50


1783 EUR 200.00 - 400.00 EUR 209.10
58 GAËTE (Martin-Michel-Charles Gaudin, duke of)

Historical note on the finances of France (from year 8 - 1800 to April 1st 1814).

1818 EUR 200.00 - 300.00 EUR 184.50
74 [MORELLY (Étienne-Gabriel)

Code of nature, or the true spirit of its laws, of all times neglected or misunderstood.

1758 EUR 150.00 - 200.00 EUR 147.60

MARTINIQUE. - Set of 3 signed letters from the years 1786-1791. - L.S. to M. Thomé, captain in the regiment of the French guards, dated

1786 EUR 100.00 - 120.00 EUR 86.10
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> C.F. Payne, <i>Micawber—Imitating Norman Rockwell's "Triple self-portrait,"</i> acrylic, watercolor & colored pencil, 2002. Sold June 2021 for $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Jane Russell, archive of letters written during a whaling voyage, 1840s. Sold July 2021 for $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Guild of Women Binders, exhibition binding of A.F. Pollard’s <i>Henry VIII,</i> London, 1902. Sold July 2021 for $12,350.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Robert Frost, <i>Collected Poems,</i> author’s presentation copy, signed, with entirety of <i>Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening</i> inscribed, NY, 1930. Sold June 2021 for $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> James Joyce, <i>Ulysses,</i> deluxe limited issue, signed, London, 1936. Sold June 2021 for $21,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Mercator [family], <i>[World and Continents],</i> 5 double-page maps, Amsterdam, c. 1633. Sold June 2021 for $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> George Schlegel, <i>New York, Taken from Central Park,</i> hand-finished color-tinted lithograph, 1874. Sold June 2021 for $11,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Nicolaus Copernicus, <i>De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium,</i> second edition, Basel, 1566. Sold April 2021 for $75,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Book of Hours, Use of Utrecht, illuminated manuscript, c. 1435-45. Sold April 2021 for $60,000.
  • <b><center>Doyle<br>Rare Books, Autographs & Maps<br>September 23, 2021</b>
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 20. ADAMS, JOHN QUINCY. Letter to the editors of the Boston Atlas on slavery and its political ramifications, 1842. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 208. HEMINGWAY, ERNEST. <i>A Farewell To Arms.</i> New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929. First edition. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 237. ADDAMS, CHARLES. Original drawing "Now Remember-act casual." $5,000 to $7,000.
    <b><center>Doyle<br>Rare Books, Autographs & Maps<br>September 23, 2021</b>
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 4. SMITH, ADAM. <i>An inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nations.</i> Philadelphia, 1789. The first American edition. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 131. BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VON. <i>Cinquieme Sinfonie en ut mineur: C Moll de Louis Van Beethoven. Oeuvre 67.</i> First edition of the complete score. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 73. Chinese Export Painting. Album of twenty-three original Chinese natural history studies of flowers and insects. Likely Canton: circa 1850. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b><center>Doyle<br>Rare Books, Autographs & Maps<br>September 23, 2021</b>
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 241. GOREY, EDWARD. Original drawing "Cat Drawing Wallpaper." Signed in Pencil in lower right margin. $2,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 36. LINCOLN, ABRAHAM. Autograph note signed instructing Edwin Stanton to meet with the important African American abolitionist and officer Martin Delany. [Washington:] 21 February 1865. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 112. JONSON, BEN. <i>Workes</i>. London: William Stansby, 1616; Together with <i>Workes.</i> London: Richard Meighen,1640-41. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 161. STURGIS, LEE. <i>Salmon Fishing on Cain River, New Brunswick.</i> (Chicago:) Privately printed (for the author by Ralph Fletcher Seymour), 1919. First edition. $3,000 to $5,000.
  • <b><center>Fonsie Mealy’s<br>The Library of Howth Castle<br>September 22nd & 23rd, 2021</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Rosellini (Ippolito). <i>I Monumenti dell Egitto e Della Nubia,</i> Plate Volumes 1, 11 & 111, 3 vols. Elephant folio. €50,000 to €80,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Curtis (William), 1746 - 179, & other Editors. <i>The Botanical Magazine: or, The Flower Garden Displayed.</i> London 1793 - 1982-83. Together 184 vols. [with] other botanical material. €30,000 to €40,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Berkeley (George). <i>A Treatise Concerning the principles of Human Knowledge, wherein the chief Causes of Error and Difficulty in the Sciences…</i> Part I, Dublin, 1710 Rare First Edn. €15,000 to €20,000.
    <b><center>Fonsie Mealy’s<br>The Library of Howth Castle<br>September 22nd & 23rd, 2021</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Ruskin (John). A large finely executed Pencil Drawing, captioned <i>Oxford Cathedral, The Choir,</i> & Signed 'J. Ruskin Ch. Ch. 1838. €15,000 to €20,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Sir Edward L. Lutyens. Howth Castle Plans: A Series of 10 Original Architects Drawings and Sketches, Alterations and Additions for J.C. Gaisford St. Lawrence, County Dublin, Ireland. €8,000 to €12,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Newman (Rev. Fr. John Henry, later Cardinal, now Saint) A very good collection of 24 A.L.S. to [Thomas] Gaisford of the Gaisford St. Lawrence family of Howth Castle. €10,000 to €15,000.
    <b><center>Fonsie Mealy’s<br>The Library of Howth Castle<br>September 22nd & 23rd, 2021</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Manuscript Atlas: Hodges, Smith & Co. <i>The Estate of the Rt. Hon. the Earl of Howth Situate in the County of Dublin,</i> lg. atlas folio Dublin (Hodges, Smith & Co.) 1863. €4,000 to €6,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Anon. <i>Herbolario Volgare: nel quale se dimostra conoscer le herbe et le sue vrtu…</i> Sm. 8vo Venice (Gio Maria Palamides) 1539. €3,000 to €4,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Baron (Caesar). <i>Annales Ecclesiastici</i>. [With] <i>Annalium Ecclesiasticorum Caesaris Baronii... Apparatus.</i> [With] <i>Index Universalis Rerum Omnium</i> [and one other]. 38 vols total. €1,500 to €2,000.
    <b><center>Fonsie Mealy’s<br>The Library of Howth Castle<br>September 22nd & 23rd, 2021</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Log Books of Three British Warships. Three folio Volumes, containing meticulously arranged logs of the voyages of Royal Navy Ships from 1876 – 1881. €1,200 to €1,800.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Walpole (Robert). <i>Memoirs Relating to European and Asiatic Turkey,</i> lg. 4to Lond. 1817. €1,000 to €1,500.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Bosio (Antonio). <i>Roma Sotteranea,</i> Opera Postuma. Large thick folio Rome (Guglielmo Facciotti) 1632. €1,000 to €1,500.
  • <b>Il Ponte, Sep. 21:</b> ZEILER, Martin - <i>Topographiae Italiae.</i> Francoforte: Mattheus Merian, 1688. €3,500 to €4,500.
    <b>Il Ponte, Sep. 21:</b> HAMILTON, William, Sir -- HANCARVILLE, Pierre-Francois HUGUES - Collection of Etruscan, Greek and Roman Antiquities from the Cabinet of the Hon. William Hamilton. Napoli: Francois Morelli, 1766-67. €38,000 to €48,000.
    <b>Il Ponte, Sep. 21:</b> [ASTRONOMIA] - Manoscritto astronomico. Italia: 1650. €1,000 to €1,500.
    <b>Il Ponte, Sep. 21:</b> DALI, Salvador - <i>Biblia Sacra vulgatae editionis.</i> Edizione “Ad Personam” Milano: Rizzoli, 1967. €40,000 to €60,000.
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