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Chiswick Auctions: Books from the Library of Giancarlo Beltrame including Science, the Occult & Curiosa

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Auction Name Books from the Library of Giancarlo Beltrame including Science, the Occult & Curiosa Total Sales (GBP) 106,825.50
Auction Date 12/14/2017 - 12/14/2017 Low Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP) 49,550.00
Sale Number #121417 High Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP) 76,280.00
Total Lots 249
Sold Lots 242 Low Estimate of All Lots (GBP) 51,500.00
% of Lots Sold 97.19% High Estimate of All Lots (GBP) 79,380.00
Unsold Lots 7 Total Sales as a % of High Est. 134.58%

Top twenty-five by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
99 GUAZZO, Francesco Maria (1570-1640).

Compendium maleficarum. In tres libros distinctum … Ordinis S. Ambrosij ad Nemus collectum, & pluribus figuris, ac imaginibis perornatum: Ex quo nesandissima, & execranda in genus humanum opera venesica, ac ad illa euitanda Divins remedia conficiuntur

1608 GBP 700.00 - 1,000.00 GBP 3,936.00
40 BRUCIOLI, Antonio (1498-1566).

Tratta della Sphera, nel quale si Dimostrano, & Isegnano i Principi della Astrologia Raccolto da Giovanni di Sacrobusto, & altri Astronomi, & tradotto in lingua Italiana

1543 GBP 200.00 - 300.00 GBP 2,583.00
96 GRATAROLI, Gulielmo (1516-68).

 Opuscula, videlicet: De memoria reparanda, augenda, conservandaque, ac de reminiscentia: tutiora omnimoda remedia, praeceptiones optimae. De praedictione morum naturarumque hominum, cum ex inspection partium corporis, tum alijs modis [etc.]

1554 GBP 300.00 - 500.00 GBP 2,337.00
119 LE LOYER, Pierre (1550-1634).

Discours, et Histoires des Spectres, Visions et Apparitions des Esprits, Anges, Demons, et Ames, se Monstrans visibles aux hommes

1605 GBP 300.00 - 500.00 GBP 2,337.00
206 SCHONER, Johann (1477-1547).

Opusculum astrologicum, ex diversorum libris, summa cura pro studioforum utilitate collectum, subnotata continens.

1539 GBP 300.00 - 500.00 GBP 2,214.00
48 CARO, Annibale (1507-66) & Francesco Maria MOLZA (1489-1544).

Commento di ser Agresto da Ficaruolo sopra la Prima Ficata del Padre Siceo

1538 GBP 400.00 - 600.00 GBP 2,091.00
235 VAIRO, Leonardo (d. 1603).

De fascino libri tres … In quibus omnes fascini species, & causae optima methodo describuntur, & ex philosophorum ac theologorum sententijs eleganter explicantur: Nec non contra praestigias, imposturas, allusionesque daemonum cautiones & amulet praescribu

1589 GBP 300.00 - 500.00 GBP 1,968.00
213 SIEMIENOWICZ, Casimiri (c.1600-c.1651).

Artis magnae artilleriae. Pars prima [all published]

1650 GBP 300.00 - 500.00 GBP 1,845.00
168 PERIER, Alessandro (1651-1730).

Disinganno de’ Peccatori Necessario ad ogni Genere di Persone: Utilissimo a’ Missionarii, ed a tutti I Predicatori, che Solo Desiderano la Salute delle Anime

1726 GBP 200.00 - 300.00 GBP 1,722.00
55

CURIOSA – An original pen and ink drawing and a collection of 9 original pen, ink and watercolour studies of an increasingly amorous Sapphic couple, each with accompanying sketches in pen and ink and green wash, possibly by, or in the manner of, Albertare

c. 1930s GBP 200.00 - 300.00 GBP 1,599.00
241

Un Viaggio nel Centro della Terra contenente Molti Singolari Avvenimenti, e Curiose Relazioni dei Regni, e degli Abitatori Interni del nostro Globo

1800 GBP 300.00 - 500.00 GBP 1,599.00
173 PICCINO, Giovanni.

Il Petopiccino overo Eccelenza, e Doti del Tobacco … Diviso in Doi Libri, Nel primo si tratta della lodi del Tabacco, nel secondo delle sue virtu.

1650 GBP 200.00 - 300.00 GBP 1,476.00
228 TORTONI, Carlo Antonio (1640-1700).

Lettera Scritta, e Dedicata da Carlo Antonio Tortoni, all’ illustriss. Reverendiss. Edottiss. Sig. il Sig. D. Girolamo Ambrogio de Langmantel … Nella quale si accennano le prerogative del detto Microscopio, e sua composizione, come molte sperienze fatte,

1686 GBP 100.00 - 150.00 GBP 1,353.00
245 WECKER, Johann Jacob (1528-86).

De secretis libri XVII. Ex varijs authoribus collecti, methodiceque digesti

1582 GBP 400.00 - 600.00 GBP 1,168.50
208 SELVA, Domenico (d. 1758) & Lorenzo SELVA (1716-c.1790).

Esposizione delle Comuni, e Nuove Spezie di Cannocchiali, Telescopi, Microscopi, ed altri Instrumenti Diottrici, Catottrici, e Catodiottrici … Con un Discorso teorico-pratico sulla formazione e su I disetti della Visione; sulla utilita, e sul buon uso ed

1761 GBP 500.00 - 800.00 GBP 1,107.00
85 GALLONIO, Antonio (1556-1605).

De sanctorum martyrum cruciatibus

1602 GBP 500.00 - 800.00 GBP 1,045.50
104 GUGLIELMINI, Domenico (1655-1710).

Epistolae duae hydrostaticae altera. Apologetica adversùs Observationes contra Mens. Aquarum Fluentium … Altera de velocitate, & motu fluidorum in siphonibus recuruis suctorijs

1692 GBP 100.00 - 150.00 GBP 1,045.50
221 TAISNIER, Jean (b. 1508).

De usu annuli sphaerici libri tres in quibus quicquid ad geometriae perfectionem requiritur continetur.

1550 GBP 300.00 - 500.00 GBP 1,045.50
39 BROGNOLI, Candido (1607-77).

Alexicacon hoc est de maleficiis, ac morbis maleficis cognoscendis. Opus tam exorcistis, quam medicis, ac theologis, confessariis, parochis, inquisitoribus, ac in quacunque necessitate constitutes, utilissimum

1714 GBP 300.00 - 500.00 GBP 984.00
83 GALLONIO, Antonio (1556-1605).

Trattato de gli Instrumenti di Martirio, e delle Varie Maniere di Martoriare usate da’ Gentili contro Christiani, Descritte et Intagliate in Rame

1591 GBP 400.00 - 600.00 GBP 984.00
170 PEUCER, Kaspar (1525-1602).

Les Devins ou Commentaire des Principales Sortes de Divinations: Distingué en Quinze Livres, esquels les Ruses & Impostures de Satan sont Descouuertes, Solidement Refutes, & Separees d’ avec les Sainctes Propheties & d’ avec les Predictions Naturelles

1584 GBP 400.00 - 600.00 GBP 984.00
243 VIRGIL (70-19BC).

Opera … cum decem cometis docte & familiariter exposita: docte quidem Bucolica: & Georgica

1527-28 GBP 400.00 - 600.00 GBP 984.00
33 BIONDO, Michelangelo (1497-1565) & HIPPOCRATES (460 BCE-c.370 BCE, attributed).

Hippocratis medentium principis, libellous, de significatione mortis & vitae, fecudu cursum Lunae & aspectus planetatu, Gulideolo Mordico interprete prisco. Nuper repertus inquibusdam Latebris & scoliis ornatus, utilissimis & lingua castigatiori eductus

1548 GBP 200.00 - 300.00 GBP 922.50
59 DE BORRE, Nicolas (d. 1670).

Apologia pro exorcistis, energumensis, maleficiatis, & ab incubis daemonibus molestatis, in quatuor partes divisa

1660 GBP 200.00 - 300.00 GBP 922.50
183 PTOLEMY, Claudius (c.100-c.170AD).

Liber de Analemmate, A Federico Commandino Urbinate instauratus, & commentariis illustrates, Qui nunc primum eius opera e tenebris in lucem prodit. Eiusdem Federici Commandini liber de Horologiorum descriptione

1562 GBP 300.00 - 500.00 GBP 922.50
  • <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.
  • <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>
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