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    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> BROWNING, ELIZABETH BARRETT. Autograph Manuscript Initialed ("E.B.B."), being the working notebook for the poems contained in <i>The Seraphim and Other Poems</i>. $400,000 to 600,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> WILDE, OSCAR. Two leaves, pp 31-34, from the first appearance of <i>The Picture of Dorian Gray in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine for July, 1890</i>, with Wilde's autograph revisions. $40,000 to 60,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Comedies, Histories and Tragedies; Published according to the true Originall Copies. Second Impression. [THE SECOND FOLIO.]</i> $200,000 to 300,000
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    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> COOPER, JAMES FENIMORE. Autograph Manuscript, being Chapter XXVII of <i>Afloat and Ashore</i>. $15,000 to 20,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> IRVING, WASHINGTON. Autograph Manuscript, being Chapter 20 from Volume IV of <i>The Life of George Washington</i>. $20,000 to 30,000
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    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> M. T. Cicero's Cato Major, or his discourse of Old-age: With Explanatory Notes. Philadelphia: Benjamin Franklin, 1744. Est: $5,000-8,000
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[THE GREAT AND SMALL VOYAGES], text in Latin.

Lot Number 442
Author BRY, Theodor de, Johann Theodor de and Johann Israel de.
Title

[THE GREAT AND SMALL VOYAGES], text in Latin.

Year Published 1590-1624.
Place Printed Frankfurt and Oppenheim
Printed By
Description BRY, Theodor de, Johann Theodor de and Johann Israel de. [THE GREAT AND SMALL VOYAGES], text in Latin. Frankfurt and Oppenheim, 1590-1624. COMPRISING: THE GREAT VOYAGES (America), parts I-XII (of 13) bound in 2 volumes, 2° (340 x 235 mm). (Light browning and staining throughout not affecting maps, upper margins of first volume [parts I-VI] affected by dampstaining.) Contemporary uniform blind-stamped pigskin over wooden boards, covers with central panel of the Virgin and Child with elaborate blind stamped floral borders, spines in six sections, upper section lettered in ink, brass clasps (bindings rubbed, recent endpapers, clasps to the first volume renewed). See Crawford 'Collations and Notes No 3 Grands et Petits Voyages of de Bry' pp. 105-154. Provenance: Albert Barbet (front endpapers signed with catalogue number). The set comprising: I. [HARIOT'S VIRGINIA]. Admiranda Narratio fida tamen, de commodis et incolarum ritibus Virginiae, 1590. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE. Engraved title, dedicatory arms, double-page map of Virginia, Adam and Eve plate, 27 engraved plates, 2 folding, with blank leaf after plate 23 (title and a2-4 supplied from another copy, a second issue, upper corner of plate 18 neatly restored). Church 140. II. [LE MOYNE'S FLORIDA]. Brevis narratio eorum quae in Florida Americae provincia Gallis acciderunt..auctore Jacobo le Moyne, 1591 [but 1609]. Second edition. Engraved title with a strong impression, engraved title to plates, dedicatory arms, folding map of Florida, engraved illustration to the Reader leaf, 42 engraved plates after Le Moyne. Church 146. III. [STADIUS'S BRAZIL]. Americae tertia pars memorabile provinciae Brasiliae historiam contines...scriptum a Ioane Stadio, 1605. Second edition. Engraved title, dedicatory arms, plate of arms with virtues, folding map of South America, 46 engraved illustrations including Adam and Eve illustration at p.144. Church 150/151. IV. [BENZONI'S HISTORY OF THE NEW WORLD]. Americae pars quarta..scripta ab Hieronymo Bezono, 1594, FIRST EDITION, second issue. Engraved title, engraved title to plates, plate of the arms with virtues, 2 illustrations of Colombus and 'Americae Retectio', double-page folding map of the West Indies, 24 plates, with blank leaves F6 and R6. Church 154. V. [BENZONI'S HISTORY CONTINUED]. Americae pars quinta..secundae sectionis, 1595. FIRST EDITION. Engraved title, engraved title to plates, portrait illustration of Columbus, folding map of New Spain, 22 plates, with blank leaves l3, l4 and F4. Church 156. VI. [BENZONI'S HISTORY CONCLUDED]. Americae pars sexta, 1596. FIRST EDITION. Engraved title, engraved title to plates without pasted label, folding map of the Americas, folding view of Cusco, 28 plates, (lacking final blank). Church 158. VII. [SCHIMIDEL'S BRAZIL AND PARAGUAY]. Americae pars VII..descriptio praecipuarum quarundam Indiae regionum & insularum, 1599. FIRST EDITION. Engraved title surround, engraved illustration, with blank H4 (upper margin of title shaved with slight loss). Church 161. VIII. [VOYAGES OF DRAKE, RALEIGH, HAWKINS AND CAVENDISH]. Americae pars VIII continens primo, descriptionem trium itinerum, 1599. FIRST EDITION, second issue. Title with engraved map vignette showing the route of Drake's circumnavigation, folding map of Guiana, engraved map vignettes on pp.78 and 3, 18 plates, 4 with numbers, with blank E4. Church 164. IX. [ACOSTA'S HISTORY OF THE NEW WORLD]. Americae nona & postrema pars, 1602. FIRST EDITION. Engraved title surround, two section title vignettes, dedicatory arms of Christian II, map of the straits of Magellan, 39 plates, plates 13 and 14 tipped in on later guards, with blank 2Y6 and 3d4 (section Relatio Historica [AA1-GG4] bound at the end of the work after the final plates). Church 168. X. [VOYAGES OF VESPUCCI, HAMOR'S VIRGINIA, SMITH'S DESCRIPTION OF NEW ENGLAND]. Americae pars decima, 1619. FIRST ISSUE. Title with engraved vignette, folding Mar di India chart (misplaced from part XI) bound in after the title, 12 plates, with blank leaves I4 and C4. Church 170. XI. [SCHOUTEN AND VAN SPILBERGEN'S VOYAGES]. Americae pars undecima, 1619-[20]. Engraved title vignette, map of the Straits of Magellan, 2 folding maps of Schouten's track (Mar di India map bound in part X), with blank leaves F6,D6 and e6. Church 172. XII. [HERRERA'S WEST INDIES AND OTHER WORKS]. Novi Orbis pars doudecima, 1624. Engraved title surround, 14 maps from Herrera, map of America supplied from another copy, inserted at G2, on guards (lower margin shaved), 19 engraved illustrations, with final blank leaf CC8. Church 173. THE LITTLE VOYAGES, or Voyages to the East Indies, Parts I-X (of 12) in 2 volumes, 2° (300 x 200mm). (Some very occasional light spotting.) Contemporary blind-stamped pigskin over wooden boards, the tooling uniform with that on the Great Voyages, covers with central panel depicting the Virgin and Child, set within elaborate blind-stamped floral borders, spines in six sections, upper section lettered in ink, brass clasps (lightly rubbed). See Crawford, pp.159-182. The set comprising: I. [PIGAFETTA'S CONGO]. Vera descriptio regni Africani, 1598. FIRST EDITION. Engraved title surround, dedicatory arms, folding map of Africa on two sheets, folding map of the Congo, 14 engraved plates, with blank leaves H6 and Dd4 (fore edge of title slightly shaved, fold on Africa strenghtened). Church 205. II. [LINSCHOTEN'S VOYAGES]. II. Pars Indiae orientalis in qua Iohan. Hugonis Lintscotani, 1599. FIRST EDITION.Engraved title surround, portrait of Linschoten, plate of coins, 3 folding maps (map of Goa on guards possibly supplied from another copy), 38 plates, one folding, with blank leaf P4 (title shaved at lower margin). Church 207. III. [LINSCHOTEN, HOUTMAN AND DE VEER'S EAST INDIES]. Tertia pars Indiae Orientalis, 1601. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE. Engraved title surround, 2 folding maps, folding plan of Agra, 61 engraved plates, including double-page view of St Helena and map of Nova Zembla on verso of plate 58 (plan of Agra and map Descriptio Hydrographica supplied from another copy, inserted on guards), with blank leaves **4, X6 and q4. Church 208. IV. [LINSCHOTEN AND HOUTMAN CONCLUDED]. Pars quarta Indiae Orientalis, 1601. Engraved title surround, 21 plates. Church 211. V. [NECK AND VAN WARWIJCK'S VOYAGE]. Quinta pars Indiae Orientalis, 1601. Engraved title surround, 20 plates, with blank leaves )(4 and c6. Church 212. VI. [GUINEA]. Indiae Orientalis pars VI. veram et historicam descriptionem auriferi regni Guineae ad Africam pertinentis, 1604. FIRST EDITION, second issue. Engraved title vignette, dedicatory arms, 26 plates, with blank leaves )(4 and G4. Church 214. VII. [SPILBERGEN AND BALBY'S VOYAGES]. Indiae Orientalis pars septima, 1606. FIRST ISSUE. Engraved title surround, dedicatory arms of Archbishop Schwichardt, 22 plates, 2 double-page, with blank leaves Q4 and G6. Church 216. VIII. [VOYAGES OF VAN NECK,BREE,CLAESZ AND HAGEN]. Indiae Orientalis pars octava, 1607. FIRST ISSUE. Engraved title surround, 18 plates, 3 double-page, with blank O6. Church 218. IX. [VERHOEFF'S VOYAGE]. Indiae Orientalis pars IX, 1612-[13]. FIRST ISSUE. Engraved title surround, title vignette to second title, 17 plates, with blank leaves F6 and L6 (plate title and second set of 5 plates misbound before the third title and text, small wormhole affecting outer margin of final quires of text). Church 220. X. [HUDSON'S AND LINSCHOTEN'S VOYAGES]. Indiae orientalis Pars X, 1613. FIRST EDITION. Engraved title surround, 3 folding maps, 3 plates (small wormhole affecting outer margin). Church 222. A MAGNIFICENT AND RARE SET OF THE LATIN EDITION OF THE GREAT AND SMALL VOYAGES IN CONTEMPORARY BINDINGS, assembled and bound close to publication. Theodor de Bry (1528-1598) began the publication of this collection of voyages; his inspiration came from a visit to England in 1587, where he met Richard Hakluyt and became interested in Hakluyt's collection of voyages, then in preparation. Hakluyt persuaded De Bry to publish a collection of voyages similar to his own to cover the Americas, helping him to obtain designs of the New World, and even furnished him with a copy of Hariot's Virginia. In 1590 Theodor had completed the first part, and he went on to publish five further parts before his death in 1598, when his sons Johann Theodor and Johann Israel took over the task of completing the Great Voyages and began the Small Voyages. These works were immediately popular and provided the standard European image of the Americas and the East Indies. This set only lacks the final part of the Great Voyages, published in 1634, and the final two parts of the Little Voyages, published in 1619 and 1628. Many of sets which appear on the market today are made up from various copies, often washed and inevitably in later bindings. It is remarkable to find a set such as this in such unadulterated form in a contemporary binding.
Comments : Albert Barbet (front endpapers signed with catalogue number). The set comprising: I. [HARIOT'S VIRGINIA]. Admiranda Narratio fida tamen, de commodis et incolarum ritibus Virginiae, 1590. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE. Engraved title, dedicatory arms, double-page map of Virginia, Adam and Eve plate, 27 engraved plates, 2 folding, with blank leaf after plate 23 (title and a2-4 supplied from another copy, a second issue, upper corner of plate 18 neatly restored). Church 140. II. [LE MOYNE'S FLORIDA]. Brevis narratio eorum quae in Florida Americae provincia Gallis acciderunt..auctore Jacobo le Moyne, 1591 [but 1609]. Second edition. Engraved title with a strong impression, engraved title to plates, dedicatory arms, folding map of Florida, engraved illustration to the Reader leaf, 42 engraved plates after Le Moyne. Church 146. III. [STADIUS'S BRAZIL]. Americae tertia pars memorabile provinciae Brasiliae historiam contines...scriptum a Ioane Stadio, 1605. Second edition. Engraved title, dedicatory arms, plate of arms with virtues, folding map of South America, 46 engraved illustrations including Adam and Eve illustration at p.144. Church 150/151. IV. [BENZONI'S HISTORY OF THE NEW WORLD]. Americae pars quarta..scripta ab Hieronymo Bezono, 1594, FIRST EDITION, second issue. Engraved title, engraved title to plates, plate of the arms with virtues, 2 illustrations of Colombus and 'Americae Retectio', double-page folding map of the West Indies, 24 plates, with blank leaves F6 and R6. Church 154. V. [BENZONI'S HISTORY CONTINUED]. Americae pars quinta..secundae sectionis, 1595. FIRST EDITION. Engraved title, engraved title to plates, portrait illustration of Columbus, folding map of New Spain, 22 plates, with blank leaves l3, l4 and F4. Church 156. VI. [BENZONI'S HISTORY CONCLUDED]. Americae pars sexta, 1596. FIRST EDITION. Engraved title, engraved title to plates without pasted label, folding map of the Americas, folding view of Cusco, 28 plates, (lacking final blank). Church 158. VII. [SCHIMIDEL'S BRAZIL AND PARAGUAY]. Americae pars VII..descriptio praecipuarum quarundam Indiae regionum & insularum, 1599. FIRST EDITION. Engraved title surround, engraved illustration, with blank H4 (upper margin of title shaved with slight loss). Church 161. VIII. [VOYAGES OF DRAKE, RALEIGH, HAWKINS AND CAVENDISH]. Americae pars VIII continens primo, descriptionem trium itinerum, 1599. FIRST EDITION, second issue. Title with engraved map vignette showing the route of Drake's circumnavigation, folding map of Guiana, engraved map vignettes on pp.78 and 3, 18 plates, 4 with numbers, with blank E4. Church 164. IX. [ACOSTA'S HISTORY OF THE NEW WORLD]. Americae nona & postrema pars, 1602. FIRST EDITION. Engraved title surround, two section title vignettes, dedicatory arms of Christian II, map of the straits of Magellan, 39 plates, plates 13 and 14 tipped in on later guards, with blank 2Y6 and 3d4 (section Relatio Historica [AA1-GG4] bound at the end of the work after the final plates). Church 168. X. [VOYAGES OF VESPUCCI, HAMOR'S VIRGINIA, SMITH'S DESCRIPTION OF NEW ENGLAND]. Americae pars decima, 1619. FIRST ISSUE. Title with engraved vignette, folding Mar di India chart (misplaced from part XI) bound in after the title, 12 plates, with blank leaves I4 and C4. Church 170. XI. [SCHOUTEN AND VAN SPILBERGEN'S VOYAGES]. Americae pars undecima, 1619-[20]. Engraved title vignette, map of the Straits of Magellan, 2 folding maps of Schouten's track (Mar di India map bound in part X), with blank leaves F6,D6 and e6. Church 172. XII. [HERRERA'S WEST INDIES AND OTHER WORKS]. Novi Orbis pars doudecima, 1624. Engraved title surround, 14 maps from Herrera, map of America supplied from another copy, inserted at G2, on guards (lower margin shaved), 19 engraved illustrations, with final blank leaf CC8. Church 173. THE LITTLE VOYAGES, or Voyages to the East Indies, Parts I-X (of 12) in 2 volumes, 2° (300 x 200mm). (Some very occasional light spotting.) Contemporary blind-stamped pigskin over wooden boards, the tooling uniform with that on the Great Voyages, covers with central panel depicting the Virgin and Child, set within elaborate blind-stamped floral borders, spines in six sections, upper section lettered in ink, brass clasps (lightly rubbed). See Crawford, pp.159-182. The set comprising: I. [PIGAFETTA'S CONGO]. Vera descriptio regni Africani, 1598. FIRST EDITION. Engraved title surround, dedicatory arms, folding map of Africa on two sheets, folding map of the Congo, 14 engraved plates, with blank leaves H6 and Dd4 (fore edge of title slightly shaved, fold on Africa strenghtened). Church 205. II. [LINSCHOTEN'S VOYAGES]. II. Pars Indiae orientalis in qua Iohan. Hugonis Lintscotani, 1599. FIRST EDITION.Engraved title surround, portrait of Linschoten, plate of coins, 3 folding maps (map of Goa on guards possibly supplied from another copy), 38 plates, one folding, with blank leaf P4 (title shaved at lower margin). Church 207. III. [LINSCHOTEN, HOUTMAN AND DE VEER'S EAST INDIES]. Tertia pars Indiae Orientalis, 1601. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE. Engraved title surround, 2 folding maps, folding plan of Agra, 61 engraved plates, including double-page view of St Helena and map of Nova Zembla on verso of plate 58 (plan of Agra and map Descriptio Hydrographica supplied from another copy, inserted on guards), with blank leaves **4, X6 and q4. Church 208. IV. [LINSCHOTEN AND HOUTMAN CONCLUDED]. Pars quarta Indiae Orientalis, 1601. Engraved title surround, 21 plates. Church 211. V. [NECK AND VAN WARWIJCK'S VOYAGE]. Quinta pars Indiae Orientalis, 1601. Engraved title surround, 20 plates, with blank leaves )(4 and c6. Church 212. VI. [GUINEA]. Indiae Orientalis pars VI. veram et historicam descriptionem auriferi regni Guineae ad Africam pertinentis, 1604. FIRST EDITION, second issue. Engraved title vignette, dedicatory arms, 26 plates, with blank leaves )(4 and G4. Church 214. VII. [SPILBERGEN AND BALBY'S VOYAGES]. Indiae Orientalis pars septima, 1606. FIRST ISSUE. Engraved title surround, dedicatory arms of Archbishop Schwichardt, 22 plates, 2 double-page, with blank leaves Q4 and G6. Church 216. VIII. [VOYAGES OF VAN NECK,BREE,CLAESZ AND HAGEN]. Indiae Orientalis pars octava, 1607. FIRST ISSUE. Engraved title surround, 18 plates, 3 double-page, with blank O6. Church 218. IX. [VERHOEFF'S VOYAGE]. Indiae Orientalis pars IX, 1612-[13]. FIRST ISSUE. Engraved title surround, title vignette to second title, 17 plates, with blank leaves F6 and L6 (plate title and second set of 5 plates misbound before the third title and text, small wormhole affecting outer margin of final quires of text). Church 220. X. [HUDSON'S AND LINSCHOTEN'S VOYAGES]. Indiae orientalis Pars X, 1613. FIRST EDITION. Engraved title surround, 3 folding maps, 3 plates (small wormhole affecting outer margin). Church 222. A MAGNIFICENT AND RARE SET OF THE LATIN EDITION OF THE GREAT AND SMALL VOYAGES IN CONTEMPORARY BINDINGS, assembled and bound close to publication. Theodor de Bry (1528-1598) began the publication of this collection of voyages; his inspiration came from a visit to England in 1587, where he met Richard Hakluyt and became interested in Hakluyt's collection of voyages, then in preparation. Hakluyt persuaded De Bry to publish a collection of voyages similar to his own to cover the Americas, helping him to obtain designs of the New World, and even furnished him with a copy of Hariot's Virginia. In 1590 Theodor had completed the first part, and he went on to publish five further parts before his death in 1598, when his sons Johann Theodor and Johann Israel took over the task of completing the Great Voyages and began the Small Voyages. These works were immediately popular and provided the standard European image of the Americas and the East Indies. This set only lacks the final part of the Great Voyages, published in 1634, and the final two parts of the Little Voyages, published in 1619 and 1628. Many of sets which appear on the market today are made up from various copies, often washed and inevitably in later bindings. It is remarkable to find a set such as this in such unadulterated form in a contemporary binding.
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Auction Name EX LIBRIS JEAN R. PERRETTE: IMPORTANT TRAVEL, EXPLORATION & CARTOGRAPHY - Day 2
Sale Number #12259
Auction Date April 5, 2016 - April 5, 2016
Sale Name EX LIBRIS JEAN R. PERRETTE: IMPORTANT TRAVEL, EXPLORATION & CARTOGRAPHY - Day 2
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  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30: Printed & Manuscript African Americana</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> Malcolm X, typed manuscripts for the <i>LA Herald Dispatch</i> column "God's Angry Men," 1957.<br>$200,000 to $300,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> Frederick Douglass, Autograph Letter Signed to George Alfred Townsend, Washington, 1880.<br>$40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> Carte-de-visite album featuring a previously unrecorded image of Harriet Tubman, 1860s.<br>$20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30: Printed & Manuscript African Americana</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> Collection of documents from the Montgomery Improvement Association, Alabama, 1955-63. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> Martin Luther King, Jr., working draft of the "Letter from Birmingham Jail," Alabama, 1963. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> <i>Benjamin Bannaker's Almanac</i> for 1795, Baltimore. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30: Printed & Manuscript African Americana</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> Collection of 41 letters addressed to Rebecca Primus, 1854-72.<br>$20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> Abby Fisher, <i>What Mrs. Fisher Knows About Old Southern Cooking</i>, first edition, San Francisco, 1881.<br>$10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> Victor H. Green, <i>The Negro Motorist Green-Book for 1941</i>, New York, 1940. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> Toni Morrison, <i>The Bluest Eye, </i>reviewer's copy, New York, 1971. $4,000 to $6,000.
  • <b>Auction Pierre Bergé & associés in association with Sotheby’s: Important Books and Manuscripts from the Library of Jean A. Bonna from the 15th to the 20th Century. Sale on April 26, 2017. Exhibition in London March 28-30</b>
    <b>Pierre Bergé & Associés, Apr. 26:</b> Galileo, <i>Discorsi e Dimostrazioni matematiche.</i> Leyde, Elzevier, 1638. Original edition: only known copy of the first state. €700,000 – 900,000
    <b>Pierre Bergé & Associés, Apr. 26:</b> Fables illustrated by Benjamin Rabier. Paris, Tallandier, without date [ca. 1910]. Superb binding doubled in vellum decorated with painted and mosaic decors by André Mare illustrating four fables. €10,000 – 15,000
    <b>Pierre Bergé & Associés, Apr. 26:</b> Gustave Flaubert, draft for the preface of the <i>Memoir for the defense of Madame Bovary</i>, 15-30 January 1857. Exceptiona signed autograph manuscript. €40,000 – 60,000
    <b>Auction Pierre Bergé & associés in association with Sotheby’s: Important Books and Manuscripts from the Library of Jean A. Bonna from the 15th to the 20th Century. Sale on April 26, 2017. Exhibition in London March 28-30</b>
    <b>Pierre Bergé & Associés, Apr. 26:</b> Boccace, <i>The Book of Praise and the Virtue of the Noble and Cleric Ladies.</i> Verard, 1493. First edition of the French version attributed to Laurent de Premierfait. €40,000 – 60,000
    <b>Pierre Bergé & Associés, Apr. 26:</b> Exceptional set of 15 original bindings by Jean de Gonet, on rare editions illustrated by Picasso, Matisse, Miro or original editions of Bataille or Radiguet.