Christies: Books, Manuscripts, Photographs: from the Middle Ages to the Moon - bidstart 4/14, 20382, London -South Kensington

Auction Details

Auction Report
Auction Date
04/28/2021 - 04/28/2021
Page Size: 212 items in 9 pages

Lot NumberAuthor NameBook TitlePlace PrintedYear PublishedEstimateActual Price
1Pope Innocent II

Manuscript great bull addressed to Silvius, warden of the ‘xenodochium’ or pilgrim hostel adjoining the Lateran Palace, Lateran Palace, Rome

1138GBP 20,000.00 - 30,000.00Not Sold
2Pope Innocent III

Manuscript bull addressed to the prior and monastery of the Lateran, Lateran Palace

1210GBP 10,000.00 - 15,000.00Not Sold
3

Book of Hours, use of Troyes, in French and Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum

Troyes, late 15th centuryGBP 12,000.00 - 18,000.00GBP 23,750.00
4

St Paul, historiated initial 'S' on a leaf from an illuminated Antiphonal on vellum

Lombardy, c.1480-90GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00Not Sold
5

Lives of Saints and devotional readings, in Coptic, decorated manuscript on paper

Egypt15th or 16th century]GBP 7,000.00 - 10,000.00GBP 60,000.00
6

A leaf from a Dogal Commission, with the arms of the Bon family of Venice

Venice, final quarter 16th century]GBP 4,000.00 - 6,000.00GBP 5,000.00
7

The Assumption of the Virgin, historiated initial 'O' on a leaf from an illuminated Antiphonal on vellum

Bruges, c.1450s]GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00GBP 5,250.00
8

Four Gospels, in Armenian, illuminated manuscript on vellum, Marunan, Sos (New Julfa, Isfahan)

1703GBP 15,000.00 - 20,000.00GBP 60,000.00
9[Otto F. Ege]

Original Leaves from Famous Books. Nine Centuries 1122 A.D.-1923 A.D.

Cleveland, c.1950GBP 3,000.00 - 5,000.00GBP 5,000.00
10Nicholas Hawksmoor, Colen Campbell and John James.

‘The plan and Estimate of finishing Queen Anns North Pavilion’, n.p.

London1728-9.GBP 18,000.00 - 25,000.00Not Sold
11Edward Jenner

Autograph letter to ‘Mr Long’, ‘Bond Street’,

London1801GBP 4,000.00 - 6,000.00GBP 10,625.00
12Joseph Severn

Portrait of John Keats at Wentworth Place on the day of his composing 'Ode to a Nightingale'

GBP 20,000.00 - 30,000.00GBP 50,000.00
13Mary Shelley

Autograph letter signed ('M.W. Shelley') to Charles Ollier, n.p.

1835GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00GBP 4,000.00
14Henri Matisse

Important series of approximately 30 autograph letters (of which 25 signed, ‘Henri’, ‘H. Matisse’ or with initials) to his wife, Amélie (‘Mélo’), almost all

n.p. - but mostly Tangiers]1912GBP 25,000.00 - 35,000.00GBP 25,000.00
15Hendrick Casimir

Autograph letter signed (‘Henk Casimir’) to

Copenhagen]1930GBP 1,000.00 - 1,500.00Not Sold
16Sir Winston Churchill

Typed letter signed ('Winston S. Churchill') to Slobodan Jovanovi? (Prime Minister of the Royal Yugoslav government-in-exile in London)

1942GBP 4,000.00 - 6,000.00GBP 9,375.00
17Christopher Robin Milne and Ernest Howard Shepard

A collection of letters sent to the publisher Methuen

1969-1990.GBP 1,500.00 - 2,500.00GBP 1,250.00
18Johannes Duns Scotus

Quaestiones in primum librum Sententiarum Petri Lombardi, edited by Antonius Trombetta (1476-1517/18?).

Venice1472GBP 12,000.00 - 18,000.00GBP 13,750.00
19Antoninus Florentinus

Summa Theologica. Pars III (of four).

Nuremberg1478GBP 3,000.00 - 4,000.00GBP 5,250.00
20

BIBLE, in Latin. With additions by Menardus Monachus.

Nuremberg1479GBP 6,000.00 - 8,000.00GBP 9,375.00
21Dante Alighieri

La Commedia. Commentary by Christophorus Landinus (1424-1498) and edited by Piero da Figino (15th century). – ps-DANTE. Il Credo.

Venice1491GBP 4,000.00 - 6,000.00GBP 11,250.00
22

HORAE, use of Rome, in Latin and French.

Parisafter 1492GBP 10,000.00 - 15,000.00GBP 11,250.00
23Hartmann Schedel

Liber chronicarum.

Nuremberg1493GBP 30,000.00 - 50,000.00GBP 68,750.00
24Thomas Aquinas

Commentaria in omnes epistolas Sancti Pauli. Edited by Petrus Bergomensis.

Basel1495GBP 7,000.00 - 10,000.00GBP 11,250.00
25Hartmann Schedel

Liber chronicarum German:] Das Buch der Croniken und Geschichten. Translated by Georg Alt (c.1450-1510).

Augsburg1496GBP 5,000.00 - 8,000.00GBP 60,000.00
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries, May 12:</b> <i>Westvaco–Inspirations for Printers,</i> 3 volumes, 1938-61. $200 to $300.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, May 12:</b> Proef van Letteren, <i>Welk gegooten worden in de Nieuwe Haerlemsche Lettergietery,</i> 1768. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, May 12:</b> Paul Klee, <i>Bauhaus Ausstellung Juli – Sept.,</i> Weimar, 1923. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, May 12:</b> Michel Seuphor & Jozef Peeters, <i>Het Overzicht Nos.</i> 22-23-24, Antwerp, 1922. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, May 12:</b> Wolfrum & Co., <i>Modern Graphik, Serie I…,</i> complete portfolio, 1909. $1,200 to $1,800.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, May 12:</b> <i>Gravure et Fonderie deC. Derriey: Specimen-Album,</i> Paris, 1862. $5,000 to $7,500.
  • <b><center>Sotheby’s<br>Science: Books and Manuscripts<br>15-25 May 2021</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 15-25 May:</b> Mary Anning. Autograph letter signed, to William Buckland, 24 November 1834. £50,000 to £70,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 15-25 May:</b> Bolyai. <i>Scientiam spatii absolute veram exhibens,</i> Maros Vásárhelyi, 1832-1833, 2 volumes, half calf. £50,000 to £70,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 15-25 May:</b> Vesalius.<br><i>De humani corporis fabrica,</i> Basel, 1555, modern crushed burgundy morocco. £15,000 to £20,000.
    <b><center>Sotheby’s<br>Science: Books and Manuscripts<br>15-25 May 2021</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 15-25 May:</b> Copernicus.<br><i>De revolutionibus orbium coelestium,</i> Nuremberg, 1543, later boards, Rostock duplicate. £70,000 to £100,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 15-25 May:</b> Payan-Dumoulin. Profusely illustrated manuscript of fossils, France, c.1875-1979. £15,000 to £20,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 15-25 May:</b> Albert Einstein. Autograph letter signed, to his son Albert, 4 November [1915]. £10,000 to £15,000.
  • <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Images of Angling:<br>The David Beazley Collection<br>of Angling Prints<br>Online Sale<br>20th May 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 20:</b> Alken (Henry), after. Salmon Fishing; Fishing in a Punt; Pike Fishing, three works, 1820. £600 to £800.
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 20:</b> Early Images of Angling.- Hollar (Wenceslaus) Angling; River Fishing; and Salmon Fishing, after Francis Barlow, 3 engravings, [c. 1671]. £500 to £700.
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 20:</b> Rolfe (Henry Leonidas). <i>Studies of Fresh Water Fish,</i> 1851. £500 to £700.
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Images of Angling:<br>The David Beazley Collection<br>of Angling Prints<br>Online Sale<br>20th May 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 20:</b> Morland (George), After. A Party Angling; The Anglers' Repast, a pair, mezzotints, 1789. £400 to £600.
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 20:</b> Pollard (James), After. Bottom Fishing; Anglers Packing Up, etchings with aquatint, 1831. £400 to £600.
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 20:</b> Angling's Age of Romance.- Sayer (Robert, publisher) & J. Bennett. The Angelic Angler, mezzotint, 1781; and another. £300 to £400.
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Images of Angling:<br>The David Beazley Collection<br>of Angling Prints<br>Online Sale<br>20th May 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 20:</b> Fishing Satire.- London.- Roberts (Piercy). Patience at Paddington or angling in the Junction Canal, etching after Woodward, 1807; together with Woodward's 'Angling at Sadler's Wells', and another, 1794. £300 to £400.
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 20:</b> Fishing Satire - Cats Fishing.- Seymour (Robert). Waltonizing or - Green-land Fisherman, [c. 1830s]; together with 3 lithographs of cats fishing, [c. 1830s]. £300 to £400.
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 20:</b> Fishing Portraits.- Zoffany (Johan), After. Master James Sayer, at the age of 13, mezzotint by Richard Houston, 1772. £300 to £400.
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Images of Angling:<br>The David Beazley Collection<br>of Angling Prints<br>Online Sale<br>20th May 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 20:</b> Wilkinson (Norman). Come to Britain for Fishing, lithographic poster, [c. 1947]. £300 to £400.
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 20:</b> Scottish Fishing.- Heath (William). Sporting in the Scottish Isles no. III. Salmon Fishing, 1835; and another. £150 to £200.
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 20:</b> Simpson (Joseph). The Border Angler, drypoint, [c. 1927]. £150 to £200.
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