• <b><center>Gonnelli<br>December 1st<br>Antique and modern prints,<br>drawings and paintings</b>
    <b><center>Gonnelli<br>December 2nd<br>Photographs, autographs, musical works and manuscripts</b>
    <b><center>Gonnelli<br>December 3rd<br>Books from XV to XX Century</b>
    <b><center>Gonnelli<br>December 3rd<br>Mathematics books</b>
    <b><center>Gonnelli<br>December 3rd<br>Art books from Salvador Dalí<br>& others</b>
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>English Literature, History, Science,<br>Children’s Books and Illustrations<br>1 – 8 December, 2020</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 1-8 Dec.:</b> JAMES OF MILAN | <i>Pricking of love,</i> illuminated manuscript in Middle English [England, fifteenth century]. £60,000 to £80,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 1-8 Dec.:</b> BEARDSLEY | <i>The Toilet of Helen,</i> original ink drawing for Savoy, 1895. £30,000 to £50,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 1-8 Dec.:</b> DICKENS | <i>A Christmas Carol,</i> 1844, seventh edition, presentation copy inscribed by the author. £20,000 to £30,000.
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>English Literature, History, Science,<br>Children’s Books and Illustrations<br>1 – 8 December, 2020</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 1-8 Dec.:</b> DARWIN | <i>For Private Distribution... Extracts from Letters addressed to Professor Henslow...,</i> 1835, original wrappers. £70,000 to £90,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 1-8 Dec.:</b> DEFOE | Autograph manuscript poem, 'Resignation', 1708. £20,000 to £30,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 1-8 Dec.:</b> GRAHAME | <i>The Wind in the Willows,</i> 1908, first edition, dust-jacket. £12,000 to £16,000.
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Livres et Manuscrits<br>7 – 15 December, 2020</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 7 – 15 Dec.:</b> [RELIURE BRODÉE]. <i>Horae beatissimae...</i> Anvers, 1570. Reliure brodée de la Renaissance aux armes du duc d'Anjou. €50,000 to €70,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 7 – 15 Dec.:</b> ARTOIS, comte d', futur Charles X. 75 lettres autographes au comte de Vaudreuil entre 1792 et 1804. €15,000 to €20,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 7 – 15 Dec.:</b> [Pascal, Blaise]. <i>Lettres de A. Dettonville ...</i> Paris, 1658-1659. Rarissime édition originale en reliure de l'époque. €30,000 to €50,000.
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Livres et Manuscrits<br>7 – 15 December, 2020</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 7 – 15 Dec.:</b> Aragon, Louis. Ens. de 8 ouvrages avec envois à Jacques Lacan, dont "Blanche et l'oubli", 1967, sur grand papier. €2,000 to €3,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 7 – 15 Dec.:</b> Fermat, Pierre de. <i>Varia opera mathematica.</i> Toulouse,1679. Petit in-folio. Edition originale. De la bibliothèque de Jacques Lacan. €6,000 to €8,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 7 – 15 Dec.:</b> Leduc, Violette. <i>La Bâtarde.</i> 1958-1963. Important manuscrit autographe, premier jet. 20 cahiers, env 2048 p. ms. €40,000 to €60,000.
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Marc van de Wiele Auctions: Autumn Auction

Auction Reports

Auction Name Autumn Auction Total Sales (EUR) 771,481.25
Auction Date 10/09/2020 - 10/10/2020 Low Estimate of Lots Sold (EUR) 370,410.00
Sale Number #88 High Estimate of Lots Sold (EUR) 526,830.00
Total Lots 1231
Sold Lots 996 Low Estimate of All Lots (EUR) 447,880.00
% of Lots Sold 80.91% High Estimate of All Lots (EUR) 635,320.00
Unsold Lots 235 Total Sales as a % of High Est. 121.43%

Top twenty-five by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
903 OTTENS, Reinier & Joshua

Atlas sive geographia compendiosa in qua Orbis Terrarum paucis attamen novissimis tabulis ostenditur / Atlas nouveau, contenant toutes les parties du Monde, où sont exactement remarquées les empires, monarchies, de royaumes, états, républiques, &c. &c. &c

1756 EUR 30,000.00 - 50,000.00 EUR 75,000.00
968 DODOENS, Rembert - CLUSIUS

Histoire des plantes en laquelle est contenue la description entière des herbes... nouvellement traduite de bas Aleman en François par Charles de l'Escluse

1557 EUR 15,000.00 - 20,000.00 EUR 56,250.00
1101 [GULDEN VLIES]

Les ordonnances de l'ordre de la Toison d'Or

1626] EUR 4,500.00 - 6,000.00 EUR 20,000.00
963 [BRY, Joh. Theod. de]

Anthologia magna sive Florilegium novum & absolutum, variorum maximeque rariorum germinum, florum ac plantarum, quas pulchritudo, …

1626 EUR 4,800.00 - 6,000.00 EUR 15,000.00
896 GUICCIARDINI, Lodovico

Descrittione di tutti i Paesi Bassi, altrimenti detti Germania Inferiore

1588 EUR 9,800.00 - 12,000.00 EUR 12,500.00
886 AITSINGER, Michael (EYZINGER)

Belgici Leonis Chorographia. Das ist Ein Newe Landt beschreibung des Belgischen Lewen, in XVII Provincien des gantzen Niderlandts aussgetheylet

1587 EUR 4,500.00 - 6,000.00 EUR 11,250.00
1034 STRADANUS, Joannes

Venationes ferarum, auium, piscium. [...]. = Iachten van wilde beesten, vogelen en visschen

ca. 1580 EUR 5,000.00 - 8,000.00 EUR 11,250.00
832 [GETIJDENBOEK]

Verlucht handschrift op perkament

15de eeuw EUR 8,500.00 - 10,000.00 EUR 10,625.00
887 BACHIENE, W.A. (1712-1783)

Atlas tot opheldering der hedendaagsche historie beschreeven door een gezelschap van geleerde mannen in Engeland overgezien en verbeterd door W.A. Bachiene, in leven hoogleeraar in de sterre en aardrykskunde....

1785 EUR 6,000.00 - 9,000.00 EUR 8,125.00
693 AUGUSTINUS, Aurelius

De consensu evangelistarum

about 1477-80] EUR 6,000.00 - 9,000.00 EUR 7,500.00
980 [POMOLOGIE]

Annales de pomologie belge et étrangère publiées par la Commission royale de Pomologie

1853-1861 EUR 4,800.00 - 7,000.00 EUR 7,500.00
125 [DOODSPRENTJES]

Zeer grote verzameling van 19/20ste eeuwse doodsprentjes vooral uit Vlaanderen en Brabant.

EUR 400.00 - 800.00 EUR 6,875.00
889 BERTIUS, Petrus

Tabularum geographicarum contractorum libri quinque, cum lucentis singularum tabularum explicationibus. Editio tertia

1606 EUR 5,000.00 - 6,000.00 EUR 6,250.00
939 GUIGNES, Chrétien-Louis-Joseph de

Voyages à Peking, Manille et l'île de France faits dans l'intervalle des années 1784 à 1801

1808 EUR 3,000.00 - 3,800.00 EUR 6,250.00
543 SCHWITTERS, Kurt (Allemagne 1887-1948 Angleterre).-van DOESBURG, Theo (Utrecht 1883-1931 Davos)

Kleine Dada Soirée

EUR 2,800.00 - 3,600.00 EUR 6,000.00
1056 APULEIUS, Lucius - COLVIUS, Petrus

Opera omnia quae exstant. Emendata & aucta. Curâ Petri Colvi Brugensis; cum eiusdem ad omnia uberioribus notis. Accessit nunc primum, inter alia, Lib. Peri Ermèneias, ex bibliotheca C.V. Francisci Nansii

1588 EUR 1,800.00 - 2,400.00 EUR 5,750.00
976 LOBEL, Matthias de

Icones stirpium seu Plantarum tam exoticarum quam indigenarum, in gratiam rei herbariae studiosorum in duas partes digestae

1591 EUR 1,800.00 - 2,200.00 EUR 5,625.00
906 VERBIEST, Pieter

Description de touts les Pays-bas, autrement appellez, la Germanie inférieure ou Basse Allemagne

1636 EUR 1,800.00 - 2,600.00 EUR 5,250.00
892 COLOM, Jacob

De vyerighe colom klaer vertoonende in vyftich onderscheydene curieuse caarten de XVII Nederlantsche Povincien. Alsmede de Hartogen, Houtvesters en Graven van Vlaenderen, Hollandt ende Zelandt met desselfs beschryving

[1660] EUR 2,800.00 - 4,000.00 EUR 5,125.00
983 WOOD, Maria Sophia

Bermudian Flowers

19th century EUR 1,800.00 - 2,400.00 EUR 5,000.00
1023 DE BOODT, Anselmus Boetius

Gemmarum et lapidum historia

1609 EUR 1,200.00 - 1,800.00 EUR 5,000.00
1024 [DIDEROT, D. et D'ALEMBERT, J.]

Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire universel raisonné des connoissances humaines. Ed. F.B. de Felice

1770/80 EUR 2,400.00 - 3,600.00 EUR 5,000.00
371 DOUDELET, Charles

Beatrijs

1901 EUR 1,200.00 - 1,800.00 EUR 4,750.00
594 VAN ACKER, Flori (1858-1940)

Het Walplein te Brugge (1929)

EUR 1,600.00 - 2,200.00 EUR 4,750.00
1140 SANDERUS, Antonius

Flandria illustrata sive procinciae ac comitatus hujus descriptia

1735 EUR 2,800.00 - 3,600.00 EUR 4,500.00
  • <b>ANZAAB Joint Catalogue:</b> BULLER, Walter Lawry. <i>A HISTORY OF THE BIRDS OF NEW ZEALAND.</i> London, Van Voorst, 1873. Special De-Luxe edition of this already rare work.
    <b>ANZAAB Joint Catalogue:</b> GIBBS, May. <i>Gum-Nut Babies.</i> Sydney: Angus and Robertson, Ca. 1918.
    <b>ANZAAB Joint Catalogue:</b> SWIFT, Jonathan. <i>TRAVELS INTO SEVERAL REMOTE NATIONS OF THE WORLD.</i> London: Printed for Benj.Motte. 1727.
    <b>ANZAAB Joint Catalogue:</b> JUKES, Joseph Beete. <i>NARRATIVE OF THE SURVEYING VOYAGE OF H.M.S. FLY…</i> London: T. & W. Boone, 1847. First Edition.
    <b>ANZAAB Joint Catalogue:</b> <i>SOMERVILLE, E OE. IN THE VINE COUNTRY.</i> London: W H Allen & Co Limited, 1893.
    <b>ANZAAB Joint Catalogue:</b> MAWE, John. <i>The voyager’s companion, or shell collector’s pilot.</i> London : 1825. Rare.
    <b>ANZAAB Joint Catalogue:</b> PARKINSON, John. <i>Theatrum Botanicum, The Theater of Plants…</i> London, Thomas Cotes, 1640.
    <b>ANZAAB Joint Catalogue:</b> c. 1150 decorated MONASTIC MISSAL LEAF, Southern Germany/Austria.
    <b>ANZAAB Joint Catalogue:</b> LEGGE, Captain W. Vincent. <i>A HISTORY OF THE BIRDS OF CEYLON.</i> London, The Author, 1880.
    <b>ANZAAB Joint Catalogue:</b> AUNT HANNAH. <i>SOME ADVENTURES IN THE LIFE OF A COCKATOO.</i> Published in New York by R. Shugg and Co., 1872.
  • <center><b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers<br>Christmas Rare Books<br>& Collectors’ Sale<br>9 & 10 December 2020</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> Joyce (James), <i>Ulysses,</i> 4to, Paris: (Shakespeare & Co.) 1922, First Edn. €7,000 to €9,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> Of the Utmost Rarity with Swift Association. Harward (Michael). <i>Philomath. A New Almanack for the Year of Our Lord,</i> 1666. €6,000 to €9,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> With Full Complement of Hand Coloured & Other Plates. Rosellini (Ippolito). <i>Monumenti dell Egitto e della Nubia,</i> Vols. I, II, & III Plate Volumes only. €5,000 to €7,000.
    <center><b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers<br>Christmas Rare Books<br>& Collectors’ Sale<br>9 & 10 December 2020</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> With Magnificent Hand Coloured Plates. [Bivort, Debabay, & others] <i>Annales de Pomologie,</i> 8 vols., folio, Brussels, 1853-1861. €4,000 to €6,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> With Very Fine Coloured Plates & Illustrations. Barbier (George) Vogel (Lucien) & others, <i>Gazette du Bon Ton - Arts-modes et frivolities, </i> 1914 to 1922. €4,000 to €6,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> “I have seen War... I hate War," Signed Presentation Copy to William C. Bullitt, Roosevelt (Franklin D.) August 14, 1936. €3,000 to €4,000.
    <center><b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers<br>Christmas Rare Books<br>& Collectors’ Sale<br>9 & 10 December 2020</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> Victorian Hostess & Horticulturist. An Important Collection Relating to Lady Dorothy Nevill (1826-1913). €2,500 to €3,200.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> Fine Original Portrait Photos of The O'Brien Ladies by Margaret Cameron. Two black and white Photos, each 8" x 10". €1,200 to €1,800.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> James Hume Nesbitt Illustrations: A collection of twelve pen and ink Drawings and Etchings intended for publication as book of illustrations for his thriller novels. €800 to €1,200.
    <center><b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers<br>Christmas Rare Books<br>& Collectors’ Sale<br>9 & 10 December 2020</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> Attributed to Kitagawa Utamavo (1753-1806). A pair of attractive colourful woodblock prints, of Court Ladies in decorative robes with numerous stamps and script. €800 to €1,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> Contemporaneous Notes from Captain Cook's Voyage Travel: [Anon] <i>Voyage to the South Sea by Mr. Banks, Mr. Parkinson and Dr. Solender, with Capt. Cooke,</i> a 7 page m/ss document. €700 to €1,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> Very Rare First U.K. Edition with Yellow Paper Band. Herbert (Frank). <i>Dune,</i> 8vo London (Victor Gollancz Ltd.) 1966. €500 to €700.
  • <center><b>Firsts Online Rare Book Fair<br> 27 November to 2 December<br><br> Presented by the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association</b>
  • <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>December Sale<br>December 5, 2020</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> SHERBURNE, BRANTZ, and WIRGMAN. The Original Drawings of the First Modern Scientific Survey of the Patapsco River and Chesapeake Bay. $350,000 to $500,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> LAFON, Barthelemy. The Earliest Comprehensive Survey of Louisiana and its Adjacent Regions. $350,000 to $450,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> Giacomo GASTALDI. The Most Important Renaissance Wall Map of Asia Published in the 16th Century – with all four sheets having full margins. $300,000 to $400,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>December Sale<br>December 5, 2020</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> CAO, Junyi. The Most Important Map of China to Come to Market in 50 Years. One of only three known copies of the last Ming Dynasty world map. $325,000 to $375,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> ORTELIUS, Abraham. Ortelius Atlas Spanish 1588 Magnificently Rich Original Hand Color in Full. $225,000 to $350,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> An Exceptionally Fine and Historically Important Manuscript Map Showing the Origins of Texas in the 19th Century. $250,000 to $350,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>December Sale<br>December 5, 2020</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> PRICE, William and BONNER, John. Map of Boston 1769. $225,000 to $325,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> John James AUDUBON. Audubon’s Brilliant Icon, That Has Never Been Equaled for Drama. $150,000 to $250,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> Pierre-Joseph REDOUTE. Original Watercolor, Red Lily. $175,000 to $250,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>December Sale<br>December 5, 2020</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> John James AUDUBON. The Most Famous Image of a Bird in All of History. $150,000 to $200,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> Martin WALDSEEMULLER. The Finest Example in Existence of Martin Waldseemuller’s Map of the New World, with Spectacular Full Original Color. $150,000 to $200,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> GORDON, Peter. The First State of the First View of Savannah: The Template for American Urban Planning. $100,000 to $150,000.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Oscar Wilde, <i>“The secret of life is in Art,”</i> autograph quotation dated and signed, 1882. Sold for $15,600.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> <i>Manhattan Gay Scene Guide 1969, Summer Edition,</i> Mattachine Book Service. Sold for $3,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Toyen, pen & ink illustration from <i>Marquis de Sade: Justina cili prokletí ctnosti,</i> 1932. Sold for $26,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Antonio Lopez, 9 men’s fashion studies, graphite, 1974. Sold for $6,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Harvey Milk, 2 autograph letters signed, to Pat Mormon, during US Navy service, 1954. Sold for $2,210.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Daniel Abraham, original art for <i>Stonewall Romances,</i> pen, ink & gouache, 1979. Sold for $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> David Wojnarowicz, <i>Untitled (Genet with Dog),</i> mixed media collage. Sold for $27,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Susie Gaynes & Amy E. Bartell, <i>March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights,</i> 1987. Sold for $1,188.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> <i>Paris is Burning,</i> photo offset poster by Anne Dutlinger, signed by film director Jennie Livingston, 1991. Sold for $1,500.
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