• <b>Sotheby’s London: Fine Autograph Letters and Manuscripts from a Distinguished Private Collection. Part I: Music. 26 October 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s London Oct 26:</b> Beethoven, Ludwig van. Autograph Manuscript of the Canon "Ewig Dein" Woo 161, signed at the end ("...[Ewig] Dein...Freund Ludwig Van Beethowen"). Est. £120,000 to £150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London Oct 26:</b> Brahms, Johannes. Autograph Manuscript of the "Geistliches Wiegenlied", Op.91 No.2, for Contralto, Viola And Piano, the original version of 1864, signed and inscribed at the end by the composer. Est. £200,000 to £250,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London Oct 26:</b> Chopin, Frédéric. Autograph Manuscript of the Opening of the Étude Op.25 No.2, in A-Flat Major, signed and dated ("Paris Ce 28 Avril F. Chopin"). Est. £100,000 to £150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London: Fine Autograph Letters and Manuscripts from a Distinguished Private Collection. Part I: Music. 26 October 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s London Oct 26:</b> Haydn, Joseph. Autograph Letter Signed ("Jos Haydn[Paraph]"), to the Baden Choirmaster Anton Stoll, 30 July 1802. Est. £20,000 to £30,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London Oct 26:</b> Verdi, Giuseppe. Autograph Working Manuscript of a scene from Ernani. Est. £100,000 to £150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London Oct 26:</b> Verdi, Giuseppe. Highly Important Series of Thirty-Six Autograph Letters Signed to The Librettist Salvadore Cammarano, written between 1844 And 1851, the greater part unpublished and unrecorded. Est. £250,000 to £300,000
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  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14: 19th & 20th Century Literature</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b><br><i>The Centenary Edition of the Works of Ian Fleming</i>, one of 26 lettered sets, 18 volumes, London, 2008. $25,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> William Faulkner, <i>The Marble Faun</i>, first edition, signed & inscribed to Dorothy Wilcox by Faulkner & Phil Stone, Boston, 1924. $18,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Maurice Sendak, <i>Where the Wild Things Are</i>, first edition, signed & inscribed to William Archibald, New York, 1963. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14: 19th & 20th Century Literature</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Anne Frank, <i>Het Achterhuis</i>, first edition, in first state jacket, Amsterdam, 1947. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Roald Dahl, <i>Charlie and the Chocolate Factory</i>, first edition, signed, New York, 1964. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b><br>Ray Bradbury, <i>Fahrenheit 451</i>, first limited edition bound in Johns-Manville Quinterra, New York, 1953. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14: 19th & 20th Century Literature</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Benjamin Graham, <i>The Intelligent Investor</i>, first edition, in original dust jacket, New York, 1949. $4,500 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Anna Sewell, <i>Black Beauty</i>, first edition, inscribed, London, 1877. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Arthur Conan Doyle, <i>A Study in Scarlet</i>, first American edition, Philadelphia, 1890. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14: 19th & 20th Century Literature</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> James Fenimore Cooper, <i>The Last of the Mohicans</i>, first edition, two volumes, Philadelphia, 1826. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Amelia Earhart, <i>20 hrs. 40 mins. Our Flight in Friendship</i>, limited first edition, signed, New York, 1928. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Philip K. Dick, <i>World of Chance</i>, first edition, signed, London, 1956. $3,000 to $4,000.
  • <b>Sotheby’s New York: The Magnificent Botanical Library of D. F. Allen. October 26, 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Oct. 26:</b> Redouté, Pierre Joseph, and Claude Antoine Thory. <i>Les Roses</I>. Paris: Firmin Didot, 1817–1824. Est. $225,000 to $325,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Oct. 26:</b> Trew, Jakob Christoph. <i>Hortus Nitidissimis Omnen Per Annum Superbiens Floribus</i>… Nuremberg: Johann Joseph Fleischmann, 1750 [–1786]. Est. $200,000 to $300,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Oct. 26:</b> Trew, Christoph Jakob, and Benedict Christian Vogel. <i>Plantæ Selectæ</i>…[Nuremberg:] 1750–1773; Supplement, [Augsburg:] 1790 [–1792]. Est. $200,000 to $300,000
    <b>Sotheby’s New York: The Magnificent Botanical Library of D. F. Allen. October 26, 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Oct. 26:</b> Jacquin, Nikolaus Joseph von. <i>Plantarum Rariorum Horti Caesarei Schönbrunnensis Descriptiones Et Icones.</i>Vienna; London; Leiden, 1797–1804. Est. $180,000 to $250,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Oct. 26:</b> Weinmann, Johann Wilhelm. <i>Phytanthoza Iconographia; Sive Conspectus Aliquot Millium, Tam Indigenarum Quam Exoticarum</i>… Regensburg, 1735–1737–1745. Est. $120,000 to $180,000

DESCRIPTION DE L'ÉGYPTE, OU RECUEIL DES OBSERVATIONS ET DES RECHERCHES QUI ONT ÉTÉ FAITES EN ÉGYPTE PENDANT L'EXPÉDITION DE L'ARMÉE FRANÇAISE, PUBLIÉ PAR LES ORDERS DE SA MAJESTÉ L'EMPEREUR NAPOLÉON LE GRAND.

Lot Number 131
Author Description de l'Égypte
Title

DESCRIPTION DE L'ÉGYPTE, OU RECUEIL DES OBSERVATIONS ET DES RECHERCHES QUI ONT ÉTÉ FAITES EN ÉGYPTE PENDANT L'EXPÉDITION DE L'ARMÉE FRANÇAISE, PUBLIÉ PAR LES ORDERS DE SA MAJESTÉ L'EMPEREUR NAPOLÉON LE GRAND.

Year Published 1809-1822, UP TO C.1838
Place Printed PARIS
Printed By IMPRIMERIE IMPÉRIALE ROYALE
Description DESCRIPTION DE L'ÉGYPTE, OU RECUEIL DES OBSERVATIONS ET DES RECHERCHES QUI ONT ÉTÉ FAITES EN ÉGYPTE PENDANT L'EXPÉDITION DE L'ARMÉE FRANÇAISE, PUBLIÉ PAR LES ORDERS DE SA MAJESTÉ L'EMPEREUR NAPOLÉON LE GRAND. PARIS: IMPRIMERIE IMPÉRIALE [ROYALE], 1809-1822 (WITH ADDITIONAL MATERIAL UP TO C.1838)

FIRST EDITION, bound in 33 volumes, various folio sizes, 927 engraved plates, 62 coloured, PROFUSELY EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED with additional volumes containing c.246 hand-written biographies, c.170 autograph letters, signed letters and documents, c.190 portraits, 36 medals and an additional volume by Gau, uniformly bound in contemporary half calf, spines gilt with red morocco labels, skilful restoration to bindings A UNIQUE COPY OF NAPOLEON'S MONUMENTAL UNDERTAKING, EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED AND EXPANDED WITH SIX VOLUMES OF ADDITIONAL MATERIAL, INCLUDING AUTOGRAPH AND SIGNED LETTERS, DOCUMENTS, FRENCH AND ENGLISH MEDALS, HISTORICAL PORTRAITS, AND MANUSCRIPT BIOGRAPHIES. THE WHOLE ASSEMBLED BY THE DISTINGUISHED FRENCH VETERINARY SURGEON AND BIBLIOPHILE JEAN-BAPTISTE HUZARD (1755-1838), AND WITH ADDITIONAL TITLES AND LEAVES PRINTED BY HIS WIFE WHO WAS A PUBLISHER AND PRINTER. The set comprises: 12 TEXT VOLUMES, (numbered 1-12 on spines), folio (395 x 250mm.), 1809-1822, 35 engraved plates 11 ATLAS VOLUMES, ELEPHANT FOLIO (705 x 520mm.), comprising: Introduction, one volume (numbered 1 on spine), letterpressANTIQUITÉS, 5 volumes (numbered 2-6), 1809-1822, engraved frontispiece and 424 engraved plates, including 30 coloured by hand or printed in colour (99 in double-elephant folio vol. - see below)ETAT MODERNE, 2 volumes (numbered 7-8), 1809-1817, 170 engraved plates (including 12 in double-elephant folio vol. - see below)HISTOIRE NATURELLE, 3 volumes (numbered 9-11), 1809-1817, 244 engraved plates, 32 coloured by hand, including 14 ornithological plates 4 ATLAS VOLUMES, DOUBLE ELEPHANT FOLIO (3 vol. 1100 x 6800mm.; 1 vol. 1300 x 785mm), comprising: ANTIQUITÉS AND ETAT MODERNE, 3 volumes (numbered 1-3), containing the outsize plates from these sections (Antiquités 99 plates; Etat moderne 12 plates)CARTE TOPOGRAPHIQUE DE L'ÉGYPTE, one volume (numbered 4), 53 engraved plates and maps on 49 sheets, including title for a fuller description, including extra-illustrations bound in these volumes, see online at sothebys.com EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED WITH: "Lettre des membres du divan du Kaire au Général Bonaparte", Paris, an XI, 20pp., French and Arabic text, printed on blue paper in red and black, bound at end of text vol.4 6 ADDITIONAL VOLUMES, 5 uniform in size and binding with the text, 1 uniform with plates, comprising: ("Médailles - volume 13" on spine), one volume with 36 medals commemorating the expedition in Egypt and the scientific, political and military figures of the time, including Napoleon, Nelson, Desaix, Kléber, Denon, Abercrombie, etc., housed in 4 recessed trays within the vol., a few missing ("Pièces Iere Pie, Mélanges - volume 14 "), one volume with title dated 1833, containing a printed catalogue description of this copy in 1842, additional maps by Ortelius and others, printed articles (and manuscript copies), additional plates, 62pp. manuscript "Rapport fait au gouvernement français des évenemens qui se sont passis en Egytpe...", addressed to "Citoyens Consuls", etc. ("Pièces IIeme Pie, Biographie A[-Z] - volume 15-17"), 3 volumes, titled "Notices biographiques sur les généraux, administrateurs, savans, litterateurs, artistes, employés, etc., qui ont concouru par leurs talens... a l'Expedition et a la Description de l'Egypte. 1838", with c.246 MANUSCRIPT BIOGRAPHIES, MANY ACCOMPANIED BY PORTRAITS AND AUTOGRAPH LETTERS, SIGNED DOCUMENTS, ETC., including examples signed by Napoleon, Abercrombie, Andréossy, Berthier, Berthollet, Conté, Denon, Desaix, Desgenettes, Dolomieu, Fourier, Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, Girard, Jomard, Junot, Kléber, Larrey, Louis XVIII, Marmont, Menou, Monge, Murat, Admiral Nelson and Talleyrand (see select list below). Gau, F.C. Antiquitiés de la Nubie... ouvrage faisant suite au grand ouvrage de la Commission d'Egypte. Stuttgart: Cotta, and Paris, Firmin Didot, 1822, 78 engraved plates (numbered 1-64, and 1-14), 5 hand-coloured, engraved vignettes, bound uniform in size and binding with plates, elephant folio
Comments The Description de l'Égypte was the first scientific survey of all Egypt, from its antiquities to its agriculture including language, music, costume, and natural history, and it concludes with a detailed and accurate map of the region. The numerous plates depicting the antiquities provide a comprehensive record of the richness of ancient Egyptian culture. At the time of publication, the Description de l'Égypte was the largest printed work ever produced. Its influence was enormous, establishing Egyptology as an intellectual discipline and nurturing a passion for Egyptian art throughout the western world. Edited by some of the leading intellectual figures in France, the Description also includes contributions from celebrated artists such as Jacques Barraband, Pierre-Joseph Redouté, Geoffrey Saint-Hilaire, Jules-César Savigny and others. SELECTED HIGHLIGHTS OF DOCUMENTS AND LETTERS INCLUDE:  1 page letter signed "Andréossy", on headed paper1 page manuscript document signed "Belliard", on headed paper, and others Manuscript document signed "Bonaparte", on headed paper, Cairoanother document, signed "Bonaparte"Autograph letter signed Berthier1 page letter signed "Berthollet"1 page manuscript signed "Conté"Manuscript document signed "Damas", on headed paper, Cairo, "au commissaire ordonnateur general"Manuscript document signed "Daure", on headed paper, Cairo, "au Général en Chef"2 page manuscript document signed "Denon", on headed paper3 page autograph letter by Desgenettes, referring to "l'expédition d'Egypte"2 page manuscript "Armée d'Egypte... Etat des effets...", signed on verso by Kleber and others2 page manuscript document on headed paper, signed "Estève" (payeur-general), Cairo1 page manuscript signed "Fourier", Notice Biographique Sur M. le Baron Fourier, Extrait de la Revue Encyclopédique (Juin 1830), 16 pagesAutograph letter, signed "Ganteaume", 1 pageAutograph letter signed, Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire1 page manuscript document signed "Girard", on headed paper2 page manuscript document on headed paper signed "Grobert", Cairo, "A l'ordinnateur en chef de l'armée"2 page manuscript letter to Berthier from Habaiby, captain of the MameluksAutograph letter signed "Jollois", on headed paper "Commission charge de diriger l'exécution de l'ouvrage sur l'Egypte", addressed to "chef du bureau typographique"Copy of letter, signed "Jomard", headed "Commission chargée de la vente de la Description de l'Egypte"Autograph note by Jomard concerning the Description de L'EgypteManuscript list, signed "Joubert", "Etat des effets qui ont été pris par l'armée du grand Visir"Manuscript document, signed "Kleber", on headed paper, "a l'ordonnateur en chef", Cairoanother, signed "Kleber", to "citoyen Desgenettes"Document "Trésorerie nationale, armée d'Egypte", printed with manuscript, signed "Lannes"another, signed at Cairo, with manuscript in French and ArabicManuscript document signed "Larrey", on headed paper, CairoLetter and document signed, Louis XVIIIAutograph letter signed by Marmont as "Duc de Raguse"Joachim Murat, King of Naples, 2 letters signedMustapha Pasha, receipt signed (?) or at least inscribed in Arabic, as prisoner of war, acknowledging receipt of 4178 livres, Cairo 18002 page manuscript, signed "Nelson & Bronte", on HMS VictoryAutograph letter, 2pp., to Général Kleber, signed "Nicolas Papazoglus"Poussielgue, paymaster general for the Mediterranean, document signed 1800Manuscript document, signed "Royer" (pharmacien en chef de l'armée), on headed paper, CairoAutograph letter, signed "J.B. Say", 2pp.Autograph note, signed "Talleyrand"1 page manuscript document signed "Tallien", on headed paperManuscript document, signed "Tirlet" (le chef de l'état-major de l'artillerie), on headed paper, Cairo2 page autograph letter, signed "Toussaint l'Ouverture", on headed paperand many others TEXT VOLUMES: 12 volumes (numbered 1-12 on spines), folio (395 x 250mm.), 1809-1822, volume 1 with additional leaf inserted before title "Exemplaire de la Bibliothèque de J.-B. Huzard, 1833", volume 12 with plate lists and advice to the binder bound in at end, all with half-titles, 4 portraits (Claude Louis Berthollet, Michel-Ange Lancret, Gaspard Monge et Nicolas-Jacques Conté), 31 plates including 10 charts and 3 maps, occasional spotting FIVE ADDITIONAL VOLUMES, uniform in size and binding with the text: volume 13 ("Médailles" on spine), one volume with 36 medals commemorating the expedition in Egypt and the scientific, political and military figures of the time, including Napoleon, Nelson, Desaix, Kléber, Denon, Abercrombie, etc., housed in 4 recessed trays within the vol., a few missing volume 14 (Pièces Iere Pie, Mélanges), one volume with title dated 1833, containing Huzard's printed catalogue description of this copy in 1842, additional maps by Ortelius and others, printed articles (and manuscript copies), additional plates, 62pp. manuscript "Rapport fait au gouvernement français des évenemens qui se sont passis en Egytpe...", addressed to "Citoyens Consuls", etc. volume 15-17 (Pièces IIeme Pie, Biographie A[-Z]), 3 volumes, titled "Notices biographiques sur les généraux, administrateurs, savans, litterateurs, artistes, employés, etc., qui ont concouru par leurs talens... a l'Expedition et a la Description de l'Egypte. 1838", with c.246 MANUSCRIPT BIOGRAPHIES, MANY ACCOMPANIED
References Atabey 343; Blackmer 476; Leblanc, P. Bibliothèque Huzard (Paris: Madame Bouchard-Huzard, 1842), Part 2, item 4438 (pp. 401-410)
Provenance Jean-Baptiste Huzard (1755-1838), veterinary surgeon and bibliophile, ownership leaf in text volume 1. His wife Marie-Rosalie Huzard (née Vallat-la-Chapelle; 1767-1849) was a publisher and printer, from a family of Parisian printers
Estimated Price GBP 160,000.00 - 200,000.00
( USD 211,200.00 - 264,000.00 )
Actual Price GBP 320,750.00 ( USD 397,730.00 )

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Auction Name Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History
Sale Number #L16405
Auction Date November 15, 2016 - November 15, 2016
Sale Name Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History
Total Lots 220
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  • <b>Sotheby’s Paris: Books & Manuscripts. 30 October 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, Oct. 30:</b> MARCEL PROUST. Du côté de chez Swann. Grasset, 1913. First edition. One of 5 copies on Japan paper, inscribed by the author to Louis Brun. Est. €400,000 - 600,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, Oct. 30:</b> Saint-Exupéry. <i>25 Autograph Illustrated Letters to his Friend Charles Sallès</i>. Est. €30,000-50,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, Oct. 30:</b> French Revolution, 1793. Déclaration des droits de l’Homme. 2,55 x 1,30m. A monumental wallpaper poster of the 1793 version, with hand-colored highlights. Unique copy. Est. €100,000 - 150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, Oct. 30:</b> GIAMBATTISTA PIRANESI. <i>Vedute di Roma</i>, 1748-1775. 107 etchings. An exceptional copy, printed and bound before 1780. Est. €50,000 - 80,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, Oct. 30:</b> Picasso, Pablo -- Fernando de Rojas. LA CÉLESTINE. [PARIS, EDITIONS DE L'ATELIER CROMMELYNCK, 1971.] One of the 30 copies hors commerce (n° X). 66 original etchings by Picasso. Signed. Est. €30,000 - €35,000
  • <b>Results from Bonhams’ sale of <i>Fine Books & Manuscripts Featuring Exploration and Travel</i></b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Columbus. De Insulis nuper in mari Indico repertis. Basel, 1494. SOLD for $751,500
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Cook in Tahiti. [Playbill]. [Germany, c.1840.] SOLD for $6,250
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Aa, Pieter van der. Naaukeurige versameling der gedenk-waardigste zee en land-reysen. Leyden, 1706-8. SOLD for $35,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Dürer. Underweysung der messung [and two more]. Nuremberg, 1525-8. SOLD for $175,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Cortes, Hernan. A Pleito signed by Antonio de Mendoza in the case of Hernan Cortes. 1542. SOLD for $8750
    <b>Results from Bonhams’ <i>The Air and Space Sale</i></b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> Russian Kholod 5D67 HFL Rocket Engine. SOLD for $25,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> Neil Armstrong Apollo Era Training Glove. SOLD for $50,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> Full Scale Sputnik-1 EMC/EMI Lab Model. SOLD for $847,500
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> SOLRAD GREB Spy Satellite Engineering Dummy. SOLD for $10,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> Soviet LK-3 Lunar Lander Model. SOLD for $25,000
  • <b>19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy.</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Exodus 10:10 to 16:15. Complete Biblical scroll sheet in Hebrew, a Torah scroll panel. Middle East, ca. 10th or 11th century.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Copernicus Refuted. (Astronomy.). Scientific manuscript of a course of studies at Collège de la Trinité, Lyon. 1660s.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Israel’s War of Independence and the Early Days of the IDF. 58 photographs presented to Israel Ber, IDF officer and later convicted spy.
    <b>19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy.</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Early Unpublished Darwin letter on the races of man. Autograph Letter Signed [to Henry Denny]. Down, Kent, June 1, [1844].
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Classic Image of American Slavery. Kimball, M. H. <i>Emancipated Slaves</i>. New York: George Hanks, 1863.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> (Underground Railroad.) Scaggs, Isaac. Important Runaway Slave Poster: $500 Reward Ran away, or decoyed from the subscriber…