Sothebys: Music and Continent Books and Manuscripts, L10402, London

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Auction Report
Auction Date
06/09/2010 - 06/09/2010
Page Size: 195 items in 8 pages

Lot NumberAuthor NameBook TitlePlace PrintedYear PublishedEstimateActual Price
1BACH, JOHANN SEBASTIAN.

IMPORTANT EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY GERMAN MANUSCRIPT OF THE FRENCH SUITES FOR KEYBOARD BWV 812-815 & 817, THE

no place or date [Hamburg]1788GBP 30,000.00 - 50,000.00GBP 58,000.00
2BACH, JOHANN SEBASTIAN.

EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY GERMAN MANUSCRIPT OF THE FRENCH SUITE NO.5, BWV 816

GBP 8,000.00 - 10,000.00GBP 8,000.00
3BACH, JOHANN SEBASTIAN.

MAGNIFICAT A CINQUE VOCI [IN E-FLAT MAJOR] DUE VIOLINI, DUE OBOE, TRE TROMBI, TAMBURI, BASSON, VIOLA E BASSO CONTINUO [BWV 243A] [FULL SCORE]

BONN1811GBP 1,500.00 - 2,000.00GBP 1,300.00
4[BACH, JOHANN SEBASTIAN]

TWO EDITIONS BY REICHARDT AND FORKEL

vpGBP 1,500.00 - 2,000.00GBP 1,200.00
5BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN.

THREE FIRST AND EARLY EDITIONS.

vpGBP 1,500.00 - 2,000.00Not Sold
6BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN, AND JOSEPH HAYDN.

COLLECTION OF FIRST AND EARLY EDITIONS

vpGBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00GBP 1,600.00
7BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN.

AUTOGRAPH DRAFT OF A LETTER, ABOUT HIS NEPHEW KARL

no place [Vienna]1821GBP 30,000.00 - 40,000.00GBP 27,000.00
8BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN.

IMPORTANT CONTEMPORARY GERMAN MANUSCRIPT OF THE VIOLIN SONATA IN A MAJOR, OP.47 (THE

1805GBP 20,000.00 - 25,000.00GBP 16,000.00
9BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN.

AUTOGRAPH RECEIPT SIGNED ("LUDWIG VAN BEETHOWEN"), FOR HIS ALLOWANCE FROM PRINCE KINSKY IN 1817

GBP 15,000.00 - 20,000.00GBP 14,000.00
10BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN.

IMPORTANT CONTEMPORARY SCRIBAL COPY OF THE STRING QUARTET IN E FLAT, OP.127, THE PRINTER'S COPY USED FOR THE FIRST EDITION OF THE SCORE

GBP 20,000.00 - 25,000.00GBP 18,000.00
11BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN.

TWO PRINTED PROGRAMMES FOR THE VIENNA CONCERTS SPIRITUELS, 1824-1825

1824GBP 1,500.00 - 2,000.00GBP 1,400.00
12BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN, AND FRANZ SCHUBERT.

COLLECTION OF FIRST EDITIONS.

vpGBP 1,500.00 - 2,000.00Not Sold
13BERLIOZ, HECTOR.

FINE AUTOGRAPH MUSICAL QUOTATION FROM ROMEO ET JULIETTE

Baden-Baden1858GBP 6,000.00 - 8,000.00GBP 6,000.00
14BRAHMS, JOHANNES.

FINE AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED ("J.BR"), TO HIS PUBLISHER FRITZ SIMROCK, INCLUDING MUSIC

Vienna1882GBP 3,000.00 - 4,000.00GBP 3,200.00
15BRAHMS, JOHANNES.

ZWEITE SYMPHONIE (D DUR) FUR GROSSES ORCHESTER ...OP.73 PARTITUR [FULL SCORE]

BERLIN1878GBP 800.00 - 1,000.00GBP 800.00
16BRITTEN, BENJAMIN.

COLLECTION OF THIRTY-NINE UNPUBLISHED AUTOGRAPH AND TYPED LETTERS (SOME ON POSTCARDS)

GBP 8,000.00 - 12,000.00Not Sold
17BRITTEN, BENJAMIN]--PEARS, PETER.

IMPORTANT SERIES OF TWENTY-THREE UNPUBLISHED AUTOGRAPH LETTERS SIGNED ("PETER")

GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00GBP 1,600.00
18BURNEY, CHARLES.

THE PRESENT STATE OF MUSIC IN FRANCE AND ITALY [AND] THE PRESENT STATE OF MUSIC IN GERMANY, THE NETHERLANDS, AND UNITED PROVINCES...IN TWO VOLUMES

1771GBP 1,000.00 - 1,500.00GBP 800.00
19CHABRIER, EMMANUEL.

FINE LARGE AUTOGRAPH MUSICAL QUOTATION FROM GWENDOLINE

1930GBP 1,500.00 - 2,000.00Not Sold
20COPLAND, AARON.

SEVEN PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHS OF COPLAND SIGNED ("AARON COPLAND")

GBP 1,200.00 - 1,500.00GBP 500.00
21CUI, CESAR.

GOOD CABINET-STYLE PHOTOGRAPH SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY CUI ("C. CUI")

1892GBP 1,500.00 - 2,000.00Not Sold
22DEBUSSY, CLAUDE.

AUTOGRAPH SKETCH FOR THE SONG 'LORSQU'ELLE EST ENTREE', FROM THE UNFINISHED SONG CYCLE NUITS BLANCHES

no place1898GBP 1,500.00 - 2,000.00GBP 1,150.00
25[DIAMAND, PETER]. CONDUCTORS AND COMPOSERS

COLLECTION OF AUTOGRAPH LETTERS AND LETTERS SIGNED BY BRUNO WALTER, KLEMPERER, MONTEUX, LUTOSLAWSKI, WALTON AND OTHERS

GBP 3,000.00 - 4,000.00Not Sold
26[DIAMAND, PETER]--MARLENE DIETRICH

COLLECTION OF 17 LOVE LETTERS BY DIETRICH, IN GERMAN AND ENGLISH, TO PETER DIAMAND

GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00Not Sold
27[DIAMAND, PETER]--MUSICIANS.

IMPORTANT COLLECTION OF SOME NINETY AUTOGRAPH LETTERS TO DIAMAND, BY ARTUR SCHNABEL, MENUHIN, SZIGETI, STERN, CURZON AND OTHERS

GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00GBP 1,800.00
  • <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>
  • <b>Bonhams: Exploration and Travel, Featuring Americana, Part I. September 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Shackleton, Ernest. <i>Aurora Australis.</i> Printed at the sign of 'The Penguins'; East Antarctica, 1908. $70,000 to $100,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Shackleton, Ernest. <i>South Polar Times.</i> 1st edition, limited issue. from the library of Michael Barne. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> General Washington's <i>Proceedings of a General Court Martial... of Major General Lee.</i> Philiadelphia, 1778. 100 copies printed for Congress. BOUND WITH: ...Court Martial... of St Clair and ...Schuyler. $25,000 to $35,000
    <b>Bonhams: Exploration and Travel, Featuring Americana, Part I. September 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> <i>The Voice of the People.</i> Boston, 1754. Rare pamphlet on the Excise Tax. Nathaniel Sparhawk's copy. $4,000 to $6,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Autograph Letter Signed ("S.L. Clemens"), offering extensive hard-earned advice on writing, 5 pp, 1881. $30,000 to $50,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> After Fra Egnazio Danti. <i>L'Ultime Parti not:e nel Indie Occid:ntli" [The last known parts of the Western Indies].</i> Painted Map of California, Western Mexico, and Japan. $70,000 to $100,000
    <b>Bonhams: Exploration and Travel, Featuring Americana, Part I. September 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Ptolemaeus, Claudius. <i>Geographie opus nouissima...</i> 1513. The most important edition of Ptolemy, containing the Admiral's Map. $250,000 to $350,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> De Arellano, Don Alonso. Manuscript, his <i>"Relación mui singular y circunstanciada... Capitán del Patax San Lucas,"</i> manuscript copy from the Sir Thomas Phillips collection. $50,000 to $80,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Purchas, Samuel. <i>Purchas his Pilgrimes.</i> First edition. With John Simth's engraved map of Virginia. $70,000 to $100,000
    <b>Bonhams: Exploration and Travel, Featuring Americana, Part I. September 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Lewis, Meriwether. Contemporary manuscript true copy of his final power of attorney, 1809. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> <i>A New Method of Macarony Making, as Practiced at Boston in North America.</i> Mezzotint. London, 1774. $5,000 to $7,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> <i>Scientific Base Ball Pitching: A Treatise on the Pitcher, Pitching, Origin and Philosophy of the Curve.</i> Chicago, 1897. $2,000 to $3,000
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Franklin H. Brown, <i>State Sovereignty, National Union,</i> Chicago, 1860. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Thomas Paine, <i>The American Crisis,</i> Fishkill, NY, December 1776. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b><br>The Aitken Bible, Philadelphia, 1781. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Francisco Loubayssin de Lamarca, probable first edition of the first novel set in the Spanish New World, Paris, 1617. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Juan de la Anunciación, <i>Sermonario en lengua mexicana,</i> first edition, first book of sermons in Nahuatl, Mexico, 1577. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Maturino Gilberti, <i>Thesoro spiritual en lengua de Mechuacá,</i> first edition, Mexico, 1558. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Commission of William O. Stoddard as secretary to the president, signed by Lincoln, Washington, 1861. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> <i>Clay and Frelinghuysen,</i> flag banner, circa 1844. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Daguerreotype of a man believed to be Frederick Granger Williams Smith, son of Joseph Smith, circa late 1850s. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> John C. Wolfe, <i>Portrait of Abraham Lincoln,</i> oil on board in period wooden frame, circa 1860s. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Francis W. Winton, manuscript on pow-wows with indigenous Canadians, 1881. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Family letters from two young daguerreotype artists, 1826-79. $10,000 to $15,000.
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