• <b>Les Collections Aristophil:<br>December 20, 2017</b>
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> SAINT-EXUPERY, ANTOINE DE. Kodachrome Film (16mm) showing Antoine de Saint-Exupery and Consuelo on a boat, 1942. JOINED: Guestbook for the Boat, signed, with a drawing of the Little Prince. 15 000 to 20 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> CANDEE, HELEN CHURCHILL. Autograph manuscript. TITANIC, 40 leaves. Original account of the most famous shipwreck, by a survivor of the ordeal. 300 000 to 400 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> TITANIC. Collection of 7 documents relating to the shipwreck of the Titanic (14 April 1912). 20 000 to<br>30 000 €
    <b>Les Collections Aristophil:<br>December 20, 2017</b>
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> DUPLEIX DE CADIGNAN, JEANBAPTISTE. Signed autograph manuscript. Thirty years of memoirs related to military services and important information on the American War of Independence.<br>40 000 to 50 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> CURTIUS. Faiz et Conquestes d'Alexandre [Histoire d'Alexandre le Grand]. In French, illuminated manuscript on paper and parchment, 16 large miniatures. 300 000 to<br>500 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> NELSON, HORATIO. Signed autograph letter, ‘Nelson & Bronte,” aboard the Amazon, 14 October 1801, addressed to Sir William Hamilton. 4 000 to 5 000 €
    <b>Les Collections Aristophil:<br>December 20, 2017</b>
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> GIROLAMO FRANCESCO MARIA MAZZUOLI DIT LE PARMESAN. Le couple amoureux. Pen and brown ink. 80 000 to 120 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> SADE, DONATIEN-ALPHONSE-FRANÇOIS, MARQUIS DE. Autograph manuscript. The 120 Days of Sodom, or the School of Libertinage, 1785.<br>4 000 000 to 6 000 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> MIRÓ, JOAN. Signed autograph correspondence to Thomas and Diane Bouchard (1949-1976). 50 000 to 60 000 €
    <b>Les Collections Aristophil:<br>December 20, 2017</b>
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> BALZAC, HONORÉ DE. Signed autograph manuscript, Ursule Mirouët, [1841]. One of only two manuscripts of novels by Balzac in private hands. 800 000 to<br>1 200 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> LENOIR, ALEXANDRE. Essai sur l'histoire des arts en Egypte pouvant servir d'appendice au grand ouvrage de la Commission. autograph manuscript with numerous additions and corrections. 40 000 to 50 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> SCHRÖDINGER, ERWIN. Autograph manuscript [Spring 1946, sent to Albert Einstein]. 1 500 to 2 000 €
  • <b>Cowan’s Auctions: Fine Books, Including the Alan Culpin WWI Art Collection – Live Online Auction. Dec. 18, 2017</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> Unique Association Copy of Signed Limited Roosevelt, African Game Trails, Extra-Illustrated. $5,000 - 7,500
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> 24 Volumes Henry James in 1/2 Morocco - Alvin Langdon Coburn Frontis Illustrations. $3,000 - $5,000
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> French Surrealism by Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore, 1930 Limited Edition in Lovely Condition. $3,000 - $5,000
    <b>Cowan’s Auctions: Fine Books, Including the Alan Culpin WWI Art Collection – Live Online Auction. Dec. 18, 2017</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> Unique and Beautifully Written Manuscript of 650 Quarto Pages - Unpublished History of Belle-Isle-En-Mer, 1754. $3,000 - $5,000
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> William Beebe's Classic 4 Volume Work on "The Pheasants," Signed and Inscribed in 1919. $2,000 - $3,000
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> Three Volumes of Washington's War Era Letters Published in New York in 1796. $1,500 - $2,000
    <b>Cowan’s Auctions: Fine Books, Including the Alan Culpin WWI Art Collection – Live Online Auction. Dec. 18, 2017</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> 19th C. Vintage Album with 48 Sepia Toned Albumen Prints by Fratelli Alinari et. al.<br>$1,500 - $2,000
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> Report of Phipps' Voyage in 1773 In Search of a Passage to India Via the North Pole. $1,500 - $2,000
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> 17 Volumes of Wallace's American Trotting Register, 1874-1891. $1,500 - $2,500
    <b>Cowan’s Auctions: Fine Books, Including the Alan Culpin WWI Art Collection – Live Online Auction. Dec. 18, 2017</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> Rare First English Edition of Monardes, Joyfull Newes, 1577, Woodcut Illustrations.<br>$1,500 - $3,000
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> 6 Volume Shakespeare Presented to Virginia Congressman Involved in the "Trent Affair". $1,200 - $1,500
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> Classic Lothar Meggendorfer Movable Book Complete with 8 Chromolithograph Plates, Ca. 1890. $750 - $1,000
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 14:</b> William Oden Waller studio, <i>Manhattan Mary</i>, gouache and graphite, 1927. Sold for $77,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Missionary archive of Samuel W. and Gideon H. Pond, Minnesota, 1833-93. Sold for $112,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b> Richard Hakluyt, <i>Novus Orbis</i>, first printed use of “Virginia” on a map, Paris, 1587. Sold for $80,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 17:</b> Aegidius Romanus, <i>Lo libre del regiment dels princeps</i>, first edition in Catalan, Barcelona, 1480. Sold for $50,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> William Faulkner, <i>The Marble Faun</i>, first edition, signed & inscribed, Boston, 1924. Sold for $22,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 5:</b> Henry Ossawa Tanner, <i>Flight into Egypt</i>, oil on canvas, circa 1910. Sold for $341,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 2:</b> Edward Hopper, <i>The Lonely House</i>, etching, 1923. Sold for $317,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 7:</b> George Washington, Autograph Letter Signed, to his spymaster Benjamin Tallmadge, New Jersey, 1780. Sold for $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 19:</b> Saul Leiter, <i>Waiter, Paris</i>, chromogenic print, 1959. Sold for $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 26: </b> A. M. Cassandre, <i>Normandie / Maiden Voyage</i>, 1935. Sold for $20,000.
  • <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Charles Darwin on sexuality and the transmission of hereditary characteristics: Autograph Letter Signed to Lawson Tait. Down, 17 January [1877].
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> MILTON, JOHN. <i>Paradise Lost. A Poem written in ten books.</i> London: 1667. A very rare example with the contemporary binding untouched and with a 1667 title page.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Hamilton secures the ratification of the Constitution: <i>The Debates and Proceedings of the Convention of the State of New-York, assembled at Poughkeespsie, on the 17th June, 1788.</i>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> The social contract “Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains”: ROUSSEAU, JEAN-JACQUES. <i>Principes du Droit Politique [Du Contract Social]</i>. Amsterdam: Michel Rey, 1762
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> “The first English textbook on geometrical land-measurement and surveying”: BENESE, RICHARD. <i>This Boke Sheweth the Maner of Measurynge All Maner of Lande…</i>

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 214,400.00 - 268,000.00 )
Actual Price GBP 320,750.00 ( USD 397,730.00 )

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Auction House Sothebys
Website http://www.sothebys.com/
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>Bonhams: History of Science and Technology. Wednesday, December 6, 2017. New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 95. Turing. <i>Systems of Logic Based on Ordinals</i>. Offprint. London, 1939. Robin Gandy's Copy. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 98. Zernike, Fritz. The 1953 Nobel Prize for Physics: The Invention of the Phase-Contrast Microscope. $100,000 to $150,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 111. Apple 1 Computer, operational, with exceptional provenance. $400,000 to $600,000
    <b>Bonhams: Voices of the 20th Century. Wednesday, December 6, 2017. New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1074. Bruce, Lenny. An unreleased 16 mm film by "Count" Lewis DePasquale featuring Lenny Bruce. $7,000 to $10,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1254. Hirohito. Manuscript in Japanese, "The Emperor's Monologue," transcribed by Terasaki Hidenari. $100,000 to $150,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1095. Goldman. Emma. Large archive of correspondence, much of it to Warren Starr Van Valkenburgh. $70,000 to $100,000
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    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 109. Wozniak and Jobs. The First Digital "Blue Box", Berkeley, 1972. $30,000 to $50,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 46. Newton, Isaac. <i>Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica</i>. 1st issue. London, 1687. $300,000 to $500,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 49. Newton. Autograph Manuscript in English, a portion of a draft of Newton's study on revelation. $15,000 to $20,000
    <b>Bonhams: Voices of the 20th Century. Wednesday, December 6, 2017. New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1027. Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby. 1st edition, 1st issue. Scribners, 1925. $40,000 to $60,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1042. Hemingway., Ernest. For Whom the Bell Tolls. Presentation copy, one of 15 copies. Scribners, 1940. $25,000 to $35,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1215. A 48-star American Flag, flown from LCT-703, sunk on Omaha Beach, December 1944. $15,000 to $20,000