Christies: Books, including Science & Natural History, 17706, London - King Street

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Auction Report
Auction Date
12/11/2019 - 12/11/2019
Page Size: 176 items in 8 pages

Lot NumberAuthor NameBook TitlePlace PrintedYear PublishedEstimateActual Price
201

TWO LEAVES FROM A BIBLE, in Latin, manuscript on vellum

[Francesecond half 9th century] GBP 7,000.00 - 10,000.00GBP 9,375.00
202

A LEAF FROM AN ATLANTIC BIBLE, in Latin, manuscript on vellum

[Italy11th century] GBP 700.00 - 1,000.00GBP 1,250.00
203

GREGORY THE GREAT (590-604), a leaf from the Homilia in Evangelia, in Latin, decorated manuscript on vellum

[central Italyfirst half 12th century] GBP 2,500.00 - 3,500.00GBP 3,125.00
204

A MUSIC-MAKING ANGEL HYBRID, historiated initial 'D' cut from an illuminated choirbook on vellum

[Parisc.1290s] GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00GBP 3,250.00
205

TWO LEAVES FROM A LECTIONARY, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum

[Austria or perhaps southern Germanyfirst half 15th century] GBP 3,000.00 - 5,000.00Not Sold
206

THE MARTYRDOM OF ST SEBASTIAN, historiated initial 'A' on a leaf from the Sanctorale of an illuminated Antiphonal on vellum

[Tournaic.1400-1410]. GBP 8,000.00 - 12,000.00GBP 10,000.00
207

A FUNERAL SERVICE, WITH ST MICHAEL BATTLING THE DEVIL FOR A SOUL, miniature on a leaf from a Book of Hours, with 5 text leaves from the same manuscript, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum

[France perhaps Châlonsc.1480]. GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00GBP 5,625.00
208

DAVID IN PRAYER, historiated initial 'A' on a leaf from the Gradual of Petrus Mitte de Caprariis, illuminated manuscript on vellum

[Germany Bavariac.1450-75] GBP 4,000.00 - 6,000.00GBP 5,000.00
209

ST PETER, historiated initial 'L' on a leaf from an illuminated Antiphonal on vellum

[Lombardy or Sienac.1470s] GBP 6,000.00 - 9,000.00GBP 7,500.00
210

INITIALS 'M' AND 'E' on a leaf from an illuminated Gradual on vellum

[Florencefinal quarter 14th century] GBP 1,000.00 - 1,500.00Not Sold
211

ST PAUL, historiated initial 'S' on a leaf from an illuminated Antiphonal on vellum

[Lombardyc.1480-90] GBP 3,000.00 - 5,000.00Not Sold
212

DAVID IN PRAYER, historiated initial 'B' on a leaf from an illuminated Ferial Psalter on vellum

[Italy probably Bresciac.1490] GBP 4,000.00 - 6,000.00Not Sold
213

THE LAST JUDGEMENT, historiated initial 'A' on a leaf from an Antiphonal on vellum illuminated by Nikolaus Bertschi

[Augsburgfirst quarter 16th century] GBP 7,000.00 - 10,000.00GBP 8,750.00
214

A DISCOURSE & CATALOGUE OF ALL THE DUKES OF ENGLAND BY CREATION OR DESCENT FROM THE TIME OF THE CONQUEST, in English, decorated manuscript on vellum

[England]1600GBP 6,000.00 - 9,000.00GBP 17,500.00
215

A COLLECTION OF MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPT LEAVES, 10 leaves from liturgical manuscripts on vellum, in Latin

[central Europe13th to 16th centuries] GBP 1,500.00 - 2,500.00Not Sold
216

PENTECOST, miniature by the Spanish Forger on a leaf from a 15th-century Book of Hours

[Parisc.1900] GBP 1,500.00 - 2,500.00GBP 2,500.00
217

BREVIARY, for the use of the Carmelites, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum

[Lombardyc.1457] GBP 30,000.00 - 50,000.00GBP 47,500.00
218

BOOK OF HOURS, use of Rome, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum

[Bruges1460s] GBP 20,000.00 - 30,000.00GBP 31,250.00
219

CHOIR PSALTER, use of the Dominicans, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum

[southern Germany]1476GBP 4,000.00 - 6,000.00GBP 16,250.00
220

A COMPENDIUM OF EXEGETICAL TEXTS, in Greek, manuscript on paper

[Greece17th century] GBP 5,000.00 - 8,000.00Not Sold
221

[HEBREW MANUSCRIPT]. A Kabbalistic Scroll on vellum, 'ha-Ilan ha-Kadosh' (The Holy

[Eastern Europe19th century] GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00GBP 2,500.00
222

BRISTOL – Gaunt's Hospital. Grant by Robert de Gurnay establishing the Hospital of St Mark's, Billeswick, known as Gaunt's Hospital,

n.p., n.d. [c.1230-32]. GBP 1,500.00 - 2,000.00GBP 8,125.00
223

DEVON. Grant by Roger, lord of Boclande

[i.e. Buckland in the Moor Devon] of lands at Pudshamn.d. [c.1250]. GBP 1,000.00 - 1,500.00GBP 1,625.00
224

EDWARD I (1239-1307), King of England, Lord of Ireland and Duke of Aquitaine. Letters patent, inspeximus of a charter of Henry III confirming the grant of the borough of Wycombe to its burgesses, Westminster, 12 June 1285.

Westminster12 June 1285. GBP 5,000.00 - 8,000.00GBP 11,875.00
225

DORSET. Grant by Maud de Rodray of the vills of Tincleton and Ilsington,

n.d. [late 13th century]. GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00Not Sold
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Francis Scott Key, <i>Star Spangled Banner,</i> first printing, c. 1814-16. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> William Sydney Porter, a.k.a. “O. Henry,” archive of drawings made to illustrate a lost mining memoir, c. 1883-84. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> [Bay Psalm Book], printed for Hezekiah Usher of Boston, Cambridge, c. 1648-65. $50,000 to $75,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Book of Mormon, first edition, Palmyra, 1830. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> <i>Noticia estraordinario,</i> probable first announcement in Mexico City of the fall of the Alamo, 1836. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Patrick Gass, first edition of earliest first-hand account of the Lewis and Clarke expedition, Pittsburgh, 1807. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Diploma from the Princeton Class of 1783, commencement attended by Washington & Continental Congress. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> <i>Sprague Light Cavalry!</i> color-printed broadside, NY, 1863. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> <i>The Lincoln & Johnson Union Campaign Songster,</i> Philadelphia, 1864. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Lucy Parsons, labor organizer, albumen cabinet card, New York, 1886. $800 to $1,200.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Daniel L.F. Swift, journal as third mate on a Pacific Whaling voyage, 1848-1850. $3,000 to $4,0000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Two photos of Thomas Moran, Grand Canyon, silver prints, 1901. $1,500 to $2,500.
  • <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Helvelius. Two Autograph Letters Signed to Francis Aston, Royal Society Secretary, noting his feud with Robert Hooke, 5 pp total, 1685. $70,000 to $100,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Newton, Isaac. Autograph manuscript on God, 4 pp, c.1710, "In the beginning was the Word...."?$100,000 to $150,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. First edition, first issue. Untrimmed copy in contemporary boards. $30,000 to $50,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Lincoln, Abraham. Signed photograph, beardless portrait with Civil War provenance. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> IMPEACHMENT. Original engrossed copy of the first Andrew Johnson impeachment resolution vote. $120,000 to $180,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Mucha, Alphonse. 11 original pencil drawings for?<i>Andelicek z Baroku,</i> "Litte Baroque Angel," Prague, 1929. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Einstein, Albert. Annotated Galley Proofs for <i>The Meaning of Relativity.</i> 1921. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Silverstein, Shel. Original maquette for <i>The Giving Tree,</i> 34 original drawings. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Roth, Philip. Typed Manuscript with substantial autograph corrections for an unpublished sequel to <i>The Breast.</i> $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Taupin, Bernie. Autograph Manuscript, the original draft of lyrics for Elton John's "Candle in the Wind," 2 pp, 1973. $100,000 to $150,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> HARVEY, WILLIAM. <i>De Motu Cordis et Sanguinis in Animalibus Anatomica Exercitatio.</i> Padua: 1643. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> CESALPINO, ANDREA. <i>Peripateticarum Quaestionum Libri Quinque.</i> Venice: 1571. $30,000 to $40,000.
  • <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> Leon TOLSTOÏ. <i>Anna Karenina.</i> Moscou, 1878. First and full edition of the Russian novel, in the author’s language.<br>Est. 3 000 / 4 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> Mark TWAIN. <i>Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's comrade).</i> New York, 1885. First American edition.<br>Est. 5 000 / 6 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> Walt WHITMAN. <i>Leaves of Grass.</i> Brooklyn, New York, 1856. Second edition gathering 32 poems. Est. 3 000 / 4 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> Karen BLIXEN. <i>Out of Africa.</i> Londres, 1937. First edition in the UK, before Danish translation and American release.<br>Est. 1 500 / 2 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> Ernest HEMINGWAY. <i>A Farewell to Arms.</i> New York, 1929. First edition with $2.50 on the dust and A on the copyright page.<br>Est. 2 000 / 3 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> James JOYCE. <i>Ulysses.</i> Paris, Shakespeare and Company, 1922. First edition published by Sylvia Beach. Est. 3 000 / 4 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> James JOYCE. <i>Dubliners.</i> Londres, 1914. First edition. Nice copy in publisher’s cardboard. Est. 2 000 / 3 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> Franz KAFKA. 8 novels in German first edition, published in München, Leipzig and Berlin 1916-1931. Est. from 300 / 400 to 2 000 / 3 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> David Herbert LAWRENCE. <i>Lady Chatterley's Lover.</i> Florence, 1928. Privately printed first edition. Est. 4 000 / 5 000 €
    John STEINBECK. <i>The Grapes of Wrath.</i> New York, 1939. First edition. Nice copy with $2.75 on the cover. Est. 1 000 / 1 200 €
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