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Tessier & Sarrou and Associates: Autographs and Manuscripts

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Auction Name Autographs and Manuscripts Total Sales (EUR) 123,698.00
Auction Date 01/29/2021 - 01/29/2021 Low Estimate of Lots Sold (EUR) 71,180.00
Sale Number #111111 High Estimate of Lots Sold (EUR) 95,520.00
Total Lots 226
Sold Lots 133 Low Estimate of All Lots (EUR) 116,430.00
% of Lots Sold 58.85% High Estimate of All Lots (EUR) 156,220.00
Unsold Lots 93 Total Sales as a % of High Est. 79.18%

Top twenty-five by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
61 JOYCE, James

L.A.S., à Jean Paulhan. [Londres], 29 avril 1931

1931 EUR 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 EUR 9,525.00
121 DEBUSSY, Claude

Manuscrit autographe, avec quelques corrections. [Avril 1902]. 3 pp. in-folio (32 x 20 cm). Avec certificat d'exportation.

1902 EUR 6,000.00 - 10,000.00 EUR 7,493.00
3 BALZAC, Honoré de

L.A.S. «De Balzac», à l'éditeur Charles Gosselin. [Début 1833].

1833 EUR 1,800.00 - 2,000.00 EUR 4,064.00
96 PROUST, Marcel

L.A.S. «Marcel» à Louis d'Albufera. [Paris, 13 avril 1904].

1904 EUR 800.00 - 1,000.00 EUR 4,064.00
130 MONTESQUIOU, Robert de

54 L.A.S. au critique d'art et conservateur Henry Lapauze (1867-1925). Paris, Neuilly, Saint-Moritz, Charnizay, Artagnan, New York, «Pavillon des Muses», «Palais Rose» [Le Vésinet], 1898-1912, 1921 et s.d.

1898-1912, EUR 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 EUR 3,810.00
97 PROUST, Marcel

L.A.S. «Marcel» à Louis d'Albufera. [1904].

1904 EUR 700.00 - 800.00 EUR 3,175.00
110 STENDHAL, Henri Beyle dit,

L.A.S. «Lecoeur Ss Lt», à sa soeur Pauline Beyle. «B.» [Brunswick], 10 juillet [1807].

1807 EUR 1,500.00 - 1,800.00 EUR 3,175.00
163 LANNES, Jean

L.A., à sa femme, Louise Guéhenneuc. Burgos [Espagne], 7 décembre 1808

1808 EUR 1,200.00 - 1,500.00 EUR 3,048.00
129 MONTESQUIOU, Robert de

29 L.A.S. à la femme de lettres féministe Jeanne Loiseau (1854-1921). Neuilly, «castel d'Artagnan, Vic-en-Bigorre», Pau et Paris, 1906-1915

1906-1915 EUR 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 EUR 2,921.00
90 PIAF, Edith

L.A.S. «Pupuce», à Yves Montand. [Suisse], 2 mars 1946

1946 EUR 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 EUR 2,794.00
190 SCHWEITZER, Albert

L.A.S. à l'organiste Marcel Dupré (1886-1971). Lambaréné, 25 janvier 1962

1962 EUR 600.00 - 800.00 EUR 2,540.00
37 FLAUBERT, Gustave

L.A.S., [à Jules Lemaître]. Mardi 21 [octobre 1879]. 1 p. in-8.

1879 EUR 1,500.00 - 1,800.00 EUR 2,286.00
162 LAMETH, Alexandre de

Manuscrit avec nombreuses corrections ou rajouts autographes de la main d'Alexandre Lameth. [Circa 1820].

1820 EUR 800.00 - 1,000.00 EUR 2,159.00
166 MESRINE, Jacques

L.A.S. «Bruno», à Jocelyne Deraiche. [Paris] Prison de la Santé, 28 avril 1978

1978 EUR 1,500.00 - 2,000.00 EUR 1,905.00
191 TROTSKI, Léon

L.D.S. «Ihr L. Trotsky», à Lilly et Ludwig Lore. 2 novembre 1933

1933 EUR 800.00 - 1,000.00 EUR 1,905.00
118 VERLAINE, Paul

L.A.S., à Edmond Lepelletier. Lécluse, 11 juin 1868

1868 EUR 1,000.00 - 1,200.00 EUR 1,778.00
157

Environ 180 documents.

EUR 500.00 - 600.00 EUR 1,778.00
189 SCHWEITZER, Albert

Ensemble de 4 documents.

EUR 300.00 - 400.00 EUR 1,778.00
85 PÉGUY, Charles

L.A.S. «Charles», à sa femme Charlotte. [Nonsard], 17 août 1914

1914 EUR 600.00 - 800.00 EUR 1,714.50
69

Environ 180 documents, en grande majorité L.A.S.

EUR 500.00 - 600.00 EUR 1,651.00
165 MESRINE, Jacques

L.A.S. «Bruno», à Jocelyne Deraiche. Prison de Fresnes, 1er juin 1977

1977 EUR 800.00 - 1,000.00 EUR 1,651.00
13 BRASSENS, Georges

Manuscrit autographe. [1944].

1944 EUR 1,200.00 - 1,500.00 EUR 1,524.00
68

Environ 110 documents, la plupart L.A.S.

EUR 400.00 - 500.00 EUR 1,524.00
82 OFFENBACH, Jacques

L.A.S. au journaliste Auguste Villemot (1811-1870).

1811-1870 EUR 800.00 - 1,000.00 EUR 1,524.00
16 BRUANT, Aristide

Manuscrit autographe intitulé «Chansons d'Aristide Bruand» [avec un «d» comme il l'écrivait à ses débuts]. 1871-1872

EUR 1,200.00 - 1,500.00 EUR 1,397.00
  • <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.
  • <b><center>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on May 31</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 31:</b><br>Aristoteles, <i>Logica vetus,</i> Manuscript, around 1250. Est: € 60,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 31:</b><br>Luca Pacioli, <i>Divina proportione,</i> 1509. Est: € 80,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 31:</b><br>Asger Jorn, Fin de Copenhague, 1957. Est: € 10,000
    <b><center>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on May 31</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 31:</b><br>Gospel of Mark, Manuscript, around 1180. Est: € 30,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 31:</b><br>J. de Theramo, <i>Consolatio peccatorum,</i> 1481. Est: € 25,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 31:</b><br>G. Braques & G. Apollinaire, <i>Si je mourais là-bas,</i> 1962. Est: € 6,000
    <b><center>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on May 31</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 31:</b><br>Latin Choral manuscript, around 1500. Est: € 25,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 31:</b><br>P. J. Redouté, <i>Choix des plus belles fleurs,</i> 1827-33. Est: € 25,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 31:</b><br>Sonia Delaunay, <i>27 tableaux vivants,</i> 1969. Est: € 3,000
    <b><center>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on May 31</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 31:</b><br>Latin and French Book of Hours, around 1450-70. Est: € 30,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 31:</b><br>L. Moholy-Nagy, Bauhaus postcard, 1923. Est: € 5,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 31:</b><br>K. Price & Ch. Bukowski, <i>Heat wave,</i> 1995. Est: € 2,500
  • <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts and<br>Works on Paper<br>Thursday 27th May 2021</b>
    <b>Forum, May 27:</b> Purchas (Samuel). <i>Purchas his Pilgrimes. In Five Books...,</i> 5 vol. including vol. 5: <i>Purchas His Pilgrimage,</i> first edition, Narcissus Luttrell's copy, 1625-26. £30,000 to £40,000.
    <b>Forum, May 27:</b> Neapolitan School (circa 1714-1734). Napoli, [Bird's-eye panoramic view of the Port of Naples], tempera on canvas, [c. 1714-1735]. £30,000 to £40,000.
    <b>Forum, May 27:</b> An outstanding archive of printed and manuscript material of the 18th and early 19th centuries relating to Privateers, Bristol merchants and shipping, c.1750-1830 [the majority 18th century]. £25,000 to £35,000.
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts and<br>Works on Paper<br>Thursday 27th May 2021</b>
    <b>Forum, May 27:</b> Australia.- New South Wales convict artist.- Browne (Richard). Memora, watercolour and bodycolour, [c. 1817-1820]. £25,000 to £35,000.
    <b>Forum, May 27:</b> Franco (Pierre). <i>Petit traité, contenant une des parties principales de chirurgie, laquelle les chirurgiens hernieres exercent…,</i> first edition, Lyon, Antoine Vincent, [1556]. £20,000 to £30,000.
    <b>Forum, May 27:</b> Shakespeare Head Press.- Shakespeare (William). <i>The Works...,</i> 10 vol., one of 12 sets on vellum, Stratford-on-Avon, 1904-06. £20,000 to £30,000.
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts and<br>Works on Paper<br>Thursday 27th May 2021</b>
    <b>Forum, May 27:</b> Hemingway (Ernest). <i>in our time,</i> number 90 of 170 copies on Rives paper, Paris, Printed at the Three Mountains Press and for sale at Shakespeare and Company, 1924. £15,000 to £20,000.
    <b>Forum, May 27:</b> Kieffer (René, binder).- Louys (Pierre). <i>Aphrodite.</i> Moeurs Antiques, one of 4 copies, original watercolours by Malassis & Giraldon, magnificent mosaic binding, 1910. £15,000 to £20,000.
    <b>Forum, May 27:</b> DNA.- Watson (James D.) Autograph fair copy of 6 paragraphs from the chapter "Manner Appropriate for a Nobel Prize", 2004. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts and<br>Works on Paper<br>Thursday 27th May 2021</b>
    <b>Forum, May 27:</b> Darwin (Charles). Autograph Letter signed to William Lonsdale, "My dear Lonsdale I return Mr Whewell's address the word rules should be changed into customs I think". £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Forum, May 27:</b> Qu'ran Scroll, purported to have once been displayed above Shah Jahan's Peacock Throne, extending to over 16 metres, India [probably Delhi], [first quarter 17th century]. £3,000 to £5,000.
    <b>Forum, May 27:</b> Faden (William). Battle of Brandywine in which the Rebels were defeated, September the 11th, 1777 by the Army under the Command of General Sr. William Howe, engraving, 1778. £3,000 to £5,000.
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