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Auction Name Letters, Autographs, Manuscripts Total Sales (EUR) 193,462.50
Auction Date 12/13/2017 - 12/13/2017 Low Estimate of Lots Sold (EUR) 85,500.00
Sale Number #25873 High Estimate of Lots Sold (EUR) 108,670.00
Total Lots 360
Sold Lots 159 Low Estimate of All Lots (EUR) 171,400.00
% of Lots Sold 44.17% High Estimate of All Lots (EUR) 221,080.00
Unsold Lots 201 Total Sales as a % of High Est. 87.51%

Top twenty-five by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
20 Pierre BOULEZ (1925-2016)

Manuscrit autographe, Incidences actuelles de Berg, [1948] 

1948 EUR 1,500.00 - 1,800.00 EUR 56,250.00
183 George SAND.

Manuscrit autographe signé, Jacques, 1834 

1834 EUR 15,000.00 - 20,000.00 EUR 18,750.00
5 Honoré de BALZAC.

L.A.S., vendredi [10 juillet 1840], à Victor Hugo 

1840 EUR 1,800.00 - 2,000.00 EUR 6,250.00
111 Victor HUGO (1802-1885)

Poème autographe signé, Fragment, [septembre 1828 ?] 

1828 EUR 2,000.00 - 2,500.00 EUR 5,000.00
289 Piotr Alexeïevitch, prince KROPOTKINE (1842-1921)

18 L.A.S. et 2 L.A., 1902-1912, à l’agent littéraire Charles Francis Cazenove (une à George Herbert Perris) 

1902-1912 EUR 1,200.00 - 1,500.00 EUR 4,000.00
206 Paul VALÉRY.

17 L.A.S., [1896]-1920 et s.d., à Francis Viélé-Griffin 

1896-1920 et s.d. EUR 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 EUR 3,750.00
259 Jules DUMONT D’URVILLE (1790-1842)

L.A.S., Paris 3 octobre 1821, à M. Soleyrol, capitaine du génie militaire, à Calvi (Corse) 

1821 EUR 500.00 - 600.00 EUR 3,750.00
341 Louis-Antoine SAINT-JUST (1767-1794)

L.S. cosignée par Bertrand Barère, Lazare Carnot et Claude-Antoine Prieur (de la Côte d’Or), Paris 15 ventose II (5 mars 1794), à Jean-Philibert Maret, « commissaire pour la confection des chemins de la frontière du Nord » 

1794 EUR 800.00 - 1,000.00 EUR 3,125.00
263 Jean-Henri FABRE (1823-1915)

Manuscrit autographe signé, Les Épeires. Une originale façon de voyager, Sérignan (Vaucluse) 

EUR 1,200.00 - 1,500.00 EUR 2,875.00
205 Paul VALÉRY (1871-1945)

Manuscrit autographe, Vers perdus entre 1890 et 1897… ou 1900-1922 

EUR 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 EUR 2,750.00
210 Giuseppe VERDI (1813-1901)

P.S. avec apostille autographe, signée aussi par Nestor Roqueplan, Paris 28 février 1852 

1852 EUR 1,500.00 - 2,000.00 EUR 2,750.00
333 Louis PASTEUR (1822-1895)

L.A.S., Paris 11 juillet 1881

1881 EUR 1,200.00 - 1,500.00 EUR 2,750.00
144 Guy de MAUPASSANT (1850-1893)

3 L.A.S., Étretat [automne 1885], à Georges Patinot, directeur du Journal des Débats 

1885 EUR 1,200.00 - 1,500.00 EUR 2,500.00
4 Honoré de BALZAC (1799-1850)

L.A.S., Août 1839 [septembre ?], à Léon Gozlan 

1839 EUR 1,500.00 - 1,800.00 EUR 2,375.00
90 Gustave FLAUBERT (1821-1880)

L.A.S., mardi 21 [octobre 1879, à Jules Lemaitre] 

1879 EUR 1,500.00 - 2,000.00 EUR 2,250.00
41 Paul BOURGET (1852-1935)

Manuscrit autographe signé, Variétés. Le Prêtre de Némi, [1886], et 40 L.A.S., 1886-1893, à Georges Patinot, directeur du Journal des Débats 

1886-1893 EUR 800.00 - 1,000.00 EUR 1,875.00
76 Michel DÉON (1919-2016)

35 L.A.S. et 3 L.S., 1958-1998, au journaliste et nouvelliste portugais Luis Forjas Trigueiros (1915-2000) 

1958-1998 EUR 1,500.00 - 1,800.00 EUR 1,750.00
335 Camille Honoré PETITJEAN (1862-1909 ?)

Manuscrit (autographe ?), Aventures de Camille Petitjean. Récit sincère des aventures d’un évadé, injustement condamné à la relégation, suivi de Quelques mots sur la transportation, et Les transports à Cayenne, Gaillon 17 juillet 1898 

1898 EUR 700.00 - 800.00 EUR 1,750.00
10 Hector BERLIOZ (1803-1869)

P.A.S., 21 juillet 1837 

1837 EUR 1,000.00 - 1,200.00 EUR 1,625.00
112 Victor HUGO.

Poème autographe signé « Victor H. », « J’aime une plaine immense »…, [début 1829 ?] 

1829 EUR 700.00 - 800.00 EUR 1,625.00
174 Ernest REYER (1823-1909)

Manuscrit autographe d’un discours sur Berlioz, [octobre 1886] 

1886 EUR 500.00 - 700.00 EUR 1,625.00
190 Friedrich VON SCHLEGEL (1772-1829)

L.A.S., Vienne 1er octobre 1828, à un ami 

1828 EUR 1,000.00 - 1,200.00 EUR 1,500.00
159 Alfred de MUSSET (1810-1857)

L.A.S., Mercredi soir [24 février 1836], à Madame Caroline Jaubert 

1836 EUR 800.00 - 1,000.00 EUR 1,375.00
279 François GUIZOT (1787-1874)

20 L.A.S., 1838-1874, la plupart à Armand Bertin 

1838-1874 EUR 500.00 - 600.00 EUR 1,375.00
54 François-René de CHATEAUBRIAND.

L.A.S., 31 décembre 1820, à Jacques-Joseph de Corbière 

1820 EUR 1,000.00 - 1,200.00 EUR 1,250.00
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s New York<br>Fine Books & Manuscripts Online<br>Ending December 17</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, Now - Dec 17:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies…</i> The Second Impression. 1632. $100,000 to $150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, Now - Dec 17:</b> GEORGE CURZON, 1ST MARQUESS CURZON OF KEDLESTON. “Curzon Tiger Hunt.” [India: circa 1901]. 120 albumen photographs. $3,000 to $5,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, Now - Dec 17:</b> (CASSADY, NEAL). Kerouac, Jack. <i>On the Road.</i> New York: Viking Press, 1957. Inscribed. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, Now - Dec 17:</b> VEGA, JOSEPH PENSO DE LA. <i>Confusion de Confusiones. Dialogos curiosos entre un Philosopho agudo, un Mercader discrete...</i> Amsterdam, 1688. $200,000 to $300,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, Now - Dec 17:</b> RACKHAM, ARTHUR — [WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE]. "The Moon Like to a Silver Bow New-Bent in Heaven," original illustration for <i>A Midsummer Night's Dream.</i> $12,000 to $18,000
  • <b>Bonhams New York: Fine Books and Manuscripts Including the World of Hilary Knight. December 5, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> KNIGHT, HILARY. The Original Portrait of Eloise that Hung at the Plaza Hotel. $100,000 to 150,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> WARHOL, ANDY. "Iced Lemon Delight," an Original Watercolor Presented to Hilary Knight's cat, Phoebe $8,000 to 12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> SENDAK, MAURICE. <i>Where the Wild Things Are.</i> PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED with drawing to Hilary Knight in the month following publication. $10,000 to 15,000
    <b>Bonhams New York: Fine Books and Manuscripts Including the World of Hilary Knight. December 5, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> NOLAND, KENNETH. Original circle painting, untitled, acrylic and ink on cloth, for cover of monograph $8,000 to 12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> TOULOUSE-LAUTREC. <i>Histoires Naturelles,</i> 1899. With 22 original lithographs. $10,000 to 15,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>A Collection of Poems,</i> [1711]. The first authoritative and complete collected Sonnets.$15,000 to 20,000
    <b>Bonhams New York: Fine Books and Manuscripts Including the World of Hilary Knight. December 5, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> LONDON, JACK. <i>The Call of the Wild.</i> 1903. First edition, first state jacket. $2,000 to 3,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> FROST, ROBERT. Autograph Manuscript of "Build Soil," 12 pp, 1932-1936. $15,000 to 20,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> GOULD, GLENN. Glenn Gould's extensively annotated copy of Bach's Goldberg Variations $100,000 to 150,000
    <b>Bonhams New York: Fine Books and Manuscripts Including the World of Hilary Knight. December 5, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> PLATH, SYLVIA. EARLY Autograph Letter Signed, about her beginnings as a writer, Northampton, MA, 1951. $7,000 to 10,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> HOUDINI, HARRY. A collection of 11 cast iron shackle and lock items from Houdini's personal collection. $20,000 to 30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> M4 ENGIMA MACHINE, with very rare RARE HYDRA KEY ENVELOPE. $400,000 to 600,000
  • <center><b>Doyle: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake” Johnson<br>Online Only Auction ending Dec. 18</b>
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> WETZEL, CHARLES M. American Fishing Books. $400 to $600
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> BISSELL, ALFRED E., <i>In Pursuit of Salar.</i> $400 to $600
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> <i>The Settler and Sportsman in Anticosti.</i> $400 to $600
    <center><b>Doyle: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake” Johnson<br>Online Only Auction ending Dec. 18</b>
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> CARLETON, HENRY GUY, <i>Advice to Young Anglers.</i> $300 to $500
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> ROBINSON, ROLAND EVANS, <i>Forest and Stream Fables. By Awahsoose the Bear.</i> $300 to $500
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> SAWADA, KEN, <i>The Art of the Classic Salmon Fly.</i> $300 to $500
    <center><b>Doyle: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake” Johnson<br>Online Only Auction ending Dec. 18</b>
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> SOUTHARD, CHARLES ZIBEON, <i>The Evolution of Trout and Trout Fishing in America.</i> $400 to $600
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> SOUTHARD, CHARLES ZIBEON, <i>Trout Fly-Fishing in America.</i> $400 to $600
  • <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Charles Darwin on sexuality and the transmission of hereditary characteristics: Autograph Letter Signed to Lawson Tait. Down, 17 January [1877].
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> MILTON, JOHN. <i>Paradise Lost. A Poem written in ten books.</i> London: 1667. A very rare example with the contemporary binding untouched and with a 1667 title page.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Hamilton secures the ratification of the Constitution: <i>The Debates and Proceedings of the Convention of the State of New-York, assembled at Poughkeespsie, on the 17th June, 1788.</i>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> The social contract “Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains”: ROUSSEAU, JEAN-JACQUES. <i>Principes du Droit Politique [Du Contract Social]</i>. Amsterdam: Michel Rey, 1762
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> “The first English textbook on geometrical land-measurement and surveying”: BENESE, RICHARD. <i>This Boke Sheweth the Maner of Measurynge All Maner of Lande…</i>
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Jean de Mandeville, <i>Reysen und Wanderschafften durch das Gelobte Land,</i> Strassburg, 1488. Sold for $106,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> José González Cabrera Bueno, <i>Navegación Especulativa, y Práctica,</i> Manila, 1734. Sold for $55,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Francis W. Winton, manuscript on pow-wows with indigenous Canadians, 1881. Sold for $65,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Louise Bourgeois, <i>He Disappeared Into Complete Silence,</i> portfolio with complete text & 9 engravings, 1947. Sold for $413,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Erich Maria Remarque, <i>All Quiet on the Western Front,</i> first American edition, Boston, 1929. Sold for $9,375.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Sir William Russell Flint, gouache & watercolor illustration for Homer's <i>Odyssey,</i> 1924. Sold for $22,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Kurt Vonnegut, archive of 12 letters, signed to his family, 6 illustrated, 1930s-40s. Sold for $12,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Oscar Wilde, <i>Lady Windermere's Fan,</i> first edition, presentation copy, signed & inscribed, London, 1893. Sold for $27,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Emil Cardinaux, <i>St. Moritz,</i> 1918. Sold for $17,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> R.J. Waters, 3 panoramas of the San Francisco earthquake & fire, 1906. Sold for $21,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Album with 200 cartes-de-visite, including images by Felice Beato, John Thompson & F.W. Sutton, Japan & China, 1863-69. Sold for $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Thomas Paine, <i>The American Crisis,</i> Fishkill, NY, December 1776. Sold for $40,000.
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