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Christian Hesse Auktionen: Fine Art Prints, Books, Autographs

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Auction Name Fine Art Prints, Books, Autographs Total Sales (EUR) 784,692.00
Auction Date 05/25/2019 - 05/25/2019 Low Estimate of Lots Sold (EUR) 543,650.00
Sale Number #19 High Estimate of Lots Sold (EUR) 543,650.00
Total Lots 953
Sold Lots 629 Low Estimate of All Lots (EUR) 847,350.00
% of Lots Sold 66.00% High Estimate of All Lots (EUR) 847,350.00
Unsold Lots 324 Total Sales as a % of High Est. 92.61%

Top twenty-five by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
820 Sigmund Freud.

Sigmund Freud. Die Traumdeutung. Leipzig und Wien, Franz Deuticke 1900. Halbleinenband der Zeit,

1900 EUR 7,500.00 - 7,500.00 EUR 14,400.00
203 Fernand Léger.

Fernand Léger. Cirque. Lithographies originales. Paris, Tériade, Les Éditions Verve 1950. Mit 63

1950 EUR 15,000.00 - 15,000.00 EUR 13,200.00
259

Programm des Staatlichen Bauhauses in Weimar. - Lyonel Feininger. Kathedrale. Holzschnitt. 1919.

1919 EUR 5,000.00 - 5,000.00 EUR 12,000.00
493 Officina Bodoni - Aesop.

Officina Bodoni - Aesop. The Fables. Printed from the Veronese Edition of MCCCCLXXIX in Latin Verses

1973 EUR 2,000.00 - 2,000.00 EUR 10,800.00
186 Georges Braque - Saint-John Perse.

Georges Braque - Saint-John Perse. L'ordre des oiseaux. Paris, Au Vent d'Arles 1962. Mit zwölf

1962 EUR 8,000.00 - 8,000.00 EUR 10,200.00
183 Georges Braque - Hesiode.

Georges Braque - Hesiode. Theogonie. Eaux-fortes de Georges Braques. Paris, Maeght 1955. Mit 20

1955 EUR 10,000.00 - 10,000.00 EUR 9,600.00
491 Officina Bodoni - Aesop.

Officina Bodoni - Aesop. Le Favole. Stampate in latino con la versione italiana di Accio Zucco e

1973 EUR 2,500.00 - 2,500.00 EUR 9,600.00
766 Einbände - Roland Meuter, Ascona - Heinrich von Kleist.

Einbände - Roland Meuter, Ascona - Heinrich von Kleist. Penthesilea. Ein Trauerspiel. Mit zehn

1970 EUR 5,000.00 - 5,000.00 EUR 9,600.00
207 Joan Miró - Tristan Tzara.

Joan Miró - Tristan Tzara. Parler seul. Poème. Lithographies de Joan Miró. Paris, Maeght 1948-

1948-1950 EUR 9,000.00 - 9,000.00 EUR 9,000.00
821 Wiener Buchkunst - Kabarett Fledermaus.

Wiener Buchkunst - Kabarett Fledermaus. [Erstes und] 2. Heft. Wien 1907. Mit vier Farblithographien,

1907 EUR 7,500.00 - 7,500.00 EUR 9,000.00
479 Officina Bodoni - Guido Cavalcanti.

Officina Bodoni - Guido Cavalcanti. Le Rime. Verona 1966. Blauer Originalmaroquinband mit Fileten-

1966 EUR 2,000.00 - 2,000.00 EUR 8,400.00
44 Sonia Delaunay.

Sonia Delaunay. Six planches gravées à l'eau-forte avec un texte liminaire de l'Auteur. Sechs

1966 EUR 8,000.00 - 8,000.00 EUR 7,800.00
310 Hans Richter.

Hans Richter. Maschinengeschriebener Brief und eigenhändige Briefkarte, beide mit Unterschrift.

1924 EUR 2,500.00 - 2,500.00 EUR 7,800.00
417 Buchwesen - Konrad Haebler.

Buchwesen - Konrad Haebler. Der deutsche Wiegendruck in Original-Typenbeispielen. 115

1927 EUR 2,000.00 - 2,000.00 EUR 7,800.00
120 Pablo Picasso.

Pablo Picasso. Deux femmes nude et le peintre. Kaltnadelradierung mit Aquatinta. 1966. 32,5 : 22,5

1966 EUR 4,500.00 - 4,500.00 EUR 7,200.00
418 Buchwesen - Konrad Haebler.

Buchwesen - Konrad Haebler. Der italienische Wiegendruck in Original-Typenbeispielen. 120

1927 EUR 2,000.00 - 2,000.00 EUR 7,200.00
744 Einbände - Roland Meuter, Ascona - Marc Chagall.

Einbände - Roland Meuter, Ascona - Marc Chagall. Dessins pour la Bible. Paris, Verve 1960. Mit 96

1960 EUR 3,500.00 - 3,500.00 EUR 7,200.00
306 Kurt Schwitters.

Kurt Schwitters. Eigenhändige Briefkarte mit Unterschrift. Hannover, 25.1.1924 (Poststempel). Eine

1924 EUR 1,500.00 - 1,500.00 EUR 6,600.00
410 Auguste Rodin - Octave Mirbeau.

Auguste Rodin - Octave Mirbeau. Le Jardin des Supplices Vingt compositions originales de Auguste

1902 EUR 4,500.00 - 4,500.00 EUR 6,600.00
644 Dante Alighieri - Ebba Holm.

Dante Alighieri - Ebba Holm. Dante Alighieri. La Divina Comedia. 107 Holz- und Linolschnitte. Um

Um 1923-1928 EUR 3,000.00 - 3,000.00 EUR 6,600.00
764 Einbände - Roland Meuter, Ascona - Friedrich Dürrenmatt.

Einbände - Roland Meuter, Ascona - Friedrich Dürrenmatt. Der Besuch der alten Dame. Eine tragische

1964 EUR 3,500.00 - 3,500.00 EUR 6,600.00
765 Einbände - Roland Meuter, Ascona - Friedrich Dürrenmatt.

Einbände - Roland Meuter, Ascona - Friedrich Dürrenmatt. Die Physiker. Originalradierungen von

1970 EUR 3,500.00 - 3,500.00 EUR 6,600.00
770 Einbände - Roland Meuter, Ascona - Die Bergpredigt nach Matthäus.

Einbände - Roland Meuter, Ascona - Die Bergpredigt nach Matthäus. Schrift und Buchmalerei von

1997 EUR 3,000.00 - 3,000.00 EUR 6,480.00
261 Oskar Schlemmer.

Oskar Schlemmer. Profile. Bauhaus-Ausstellung Juli-September 1923. Farblithographie. 1923. 14,8 :

1923 EUR 4,000.00 - 4,000.00 EUR 6,000.00
649 Doves Press - [Johann Wolfgang von] Goethe.

Doves Press - [Johann Wolfgang von] Goethe. Faust. Eine Tragoedie. Zweiter Theil. Doves Press,

1910 EUR 2,500.00 - 2,500.00 EUR 6,000.00
  • <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 €
  • <center><b>University Archives<br>Autographs, Books & Relics Including Kerouac Estate<br>& Hemingway<br>February 26, 2020</b>
    <b>University Archives, Feb. 26:</b> Ernest Hemingway's Typewriter Used to Write "A Moveable Feast", Impeccable Provenance From His Biographer A. E. Hotchner. $50,000 to $100,000.
    <b>University Archives, Feb. 26:</b> Samuel Colt, "The Gun that Won the West": 3 Signed Patent Items for "Revolving Cylinder Guns". $40,000 to $50,000.
    <b>University Archives, Feb. 26:</b> Jack Kerouac's Own Typewriter From His Estate Used to Write His Very Last Book. $18,000 to $20,000.
    <center><b>University Archives<br>Autographs, Books & Relics Including Kerouac Estate<br>& Hemingway<br>February 26, 2020</b>
    <b>University Archives, Feb. 26:</b> Rare Force Engraving of the Declaration of Independence Printed in 1848. $15,000 to $18,000.
    <b>University Archives, Feb. 26:</b> Superb Tchaikovsky ALS to Napravnik, 4pp on "Mazeppa". $12,000 to $15,000.
    <b>University Archives, Feb. 26:</b> Wounded Knee Massacre Same Day Eyewitness Account by Participant, "the 7th needn't be ashamed of today's record". $10,000 to $12,000.
    <center><b>University Archives<br>Autographs, Books & Relics Including Kerouac Estate<br>& Hemingway<br>February 26, 2020</b>
    <b>University Archives, Feb. 26:</b> F. Scott Fitzgerald Signed Gordon Bryant Portrait -- Finest Known. $8,000 to $9,000.
    <b>University Archives, Feb. 26:</b> Neil Armstrong ALS on NASA Letterhead Regarding His X-15 Flights. $7,000 to $8,000.
    <b>University Archives, Feb. 26:</b> M. Gandhi Letter: "the life span of human beings is preordained..." -- Fantastic Spiritual Content. $7,000 to $8,000.
    <center><b>University Archives<br>Autographs, Books & Relics Including Kerouac Estate<br>& Hemingway<br>February 26, 2020</b>
    <b>University Archives, Feb. 26:</b> "Damn the torpedoes!" Riveting 24pp ALS of Admiral Farragut's Steward Describing the "Battle of Mobile Bay”. $6,000 to $7,000.
    <b>University Archives, Feb. 26:</b> Abraham Lincoln Signed Order to Suspend Execution. $5,000 to $6,000.
    <b>University Archives, Feb. 26:</b> Napoleon DS Featuring Imperial Eagle and Enormous Great Seal Appointing Norman Politician Baron of the Empire. $4,000 to $5,000.
  • <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>Morton Subastas, Feb 25:</b> Nebel, Carl. The War Between the United States and Mexico. New York, 1851. $270,000 - $300,000 MXN / USD $15,000 - $16,666
    <b>Morton Subastas, Feb 25:</b> Nebel, Carl. The War Between the United States and Mexico. New York, 1851. $270,000 - $300,000 MXN / USD $15,000 - $16,666
    <b>Morton Subastas, Feb 25:</b> Bolaños, Joaquín. La Portentosa Vida de la Muerte... (“The Portentous Life of Death”) México, 1792. $50,000 - $60,000 MXN / USD $2,777 - $3,333
    <b>Morton Subastas, Feb 25:</b> Tratado de Paz… entre la República Mexicana y los Estados Unidos. (“Treaty of Peace… Between the Mexican Republic and the United States”) 1848. $80,000 - $90,000 MXN / USD $4,444 - $5,000
    <b>Morton Subastas, Feb 25:</b> Fabregat, Josep Joaquín. Vista de la Plaza de México… (“View of the Square of Mexico”) México, 1797. $60,000 - $100,000 MXN / USD $3,333 - $5,555
    <b>Morton Subastas, Feb 25:</b> Hidalgo y Costilla, Miguel. Invitación al Coronel Narciso de la Canal… (“Invitation to Coronel Narciso de la Canal…”) 1810. $170,000 - $200,000 MXN / USD $9,444 - $11,111
    <b>Morton Subastas, Feb 25:</b> Gálvez, Joseph de. Real Cédula de Erección de la Compañía de Filipinas. (“Royal Notice of the Creation of the Company of the Philippines”) 1785. $40,000 - $60,000 MXN / USD $2,222 - $3,333
    <b>Morton Subastas, Feb 25:</b> Colección de Constituciones de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos (“Collection of Constitutions of the United Mexican States”) México, 1828. $50,000 - $60,000 MXN / USD $2,777 - $3,333
    <b>Morton Subastas, Feb 25:</b> Ruelas, Julio. Poemario Manuscrito Ilustrado, Dedicado a Lorencita Braniff (“Collection of Illustrated Poem Manuscripts, Dedicated to Lorencita Braniff”). 1903. $60,000 - $70,000 MXN / USD $3,333 - $3,888
    <b>Morton Subastas, Feb 25:</b> Espinosa de los Monteros, Juan J. Aviso de la Junta Soberana al Público (“Notice of the Sovereign Meeting to the Public”) 1821. $60,000 - $80,000 MXN / USD $3,333 - $4,444
    <b>Morton Subastas, Feb 25:</b> Constitución Federal de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos... (“Federal Constitution of the United Mexican States”) México, 1824. $140,000 - $150,000 MXN / USD $7,777 - $8,333
    <b>Morton Subastas, Feb 25:</b> Alcaraz, Ramón. Apuntes para la Historia de la Guerra entre México y los EU (“Notes on the History of the War between Mexico and the United States”). 1848. $40,000 - $50,000 MXN / USD $2,222 - $2,777
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