Christies: Books, Manuscripts, Photographs: from the Middle Ages to the Moon - bidstart 4/14, 20382, London -South Kensington

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Auction Report
Auction Date
04/28/2021 - 04/28/2021
Page Size: 212 items in 9 pages

Lot NumberAuthor NameBook TitlePlace PrintedYear PublishedEstimateActual Price
1Pope Innocent II

Manuscript great bull addressed to Silvius, warden of the ‘xenodochium’ or pilgrim hostel adjoining the Lateran Palace, Lateran Palace, Rome

1138GBP 20,000.00 - 30,000.00Not Sold
2Pope Innocent III

Manuscript bull addressed to the prior and monastery of the Lateran, Lateran Palace

1210GBP 10,000.00 - 15,000.00Not Sold
3

Book of Hours, use of Troyes, in French and Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum

Troyes, late 15th centuryGBP 12,000.00 - 18,000.00GBP 23,750.00
4

St Paul, historiated initial 'S' on a leaf from an illuminated Antiphonal on vellum

Lombardy, c.1480-90GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00Not Sold
5

Lives of Saints and devotional readings, in Coptic, decorated manuscript on paper

Egypt15th or 16th century]GBP 7,000.00 - 10,000.00GBP 60,000.00
6

A leaf from a Dogal Commission, with the arms of the Bon family of Venice

Venice, final quarter 16th century]GBP 4,000.00 - 6,000.00GBP 5,000.00
7

The Assumption of the Virgin, historiated initial 'O' on a leaf from an illuminated Antiphonal on vellum

Bruges, c.1450s]GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00GBP 5,250.00
8

Four Gospels, in Armenian, illuminated manuscript on vellum, Marunan, Sos (New Julfa, Isfahan)

1703GBP 15,000.00 - 20,000.00GBP 60,000.00
9[Otto F. Ege]

Original Leaves from Famous Books. Nine Centuries 1122 A.D.-1923 A.D.

Cleveland, c.1950GBP 3,000.00 - 5,000.00GBP 5,000.00
10Nicholas Hawksmoor, Colen Campbell and John James.

‘The plan and Estimate of finishing Queen Anns North Pavilion’, n.p.

London1728-9.GBP 18,000.00 - 25,000.00Not Sold
11Edward Jenner

Autograph letter to ‘Mr Long’, ‘Bond Street’,

London1801GBP 4,000.00 - 6,000.00GBP 10,625.00
12Joseph Severn

Portrait of John Keats at Wentworth Place on the day of his composing 'Ode to a Nightingale'

GBP 20,000.00 - 30,000.00GBP 50,000.00
13Mary Shelley

Autograph letter signed ('M.W. Shelley') to Charles Ollier, n.p.

1835GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00GBP 4,000.00
14Henri Matisse

Important series of approximately 30 autograph letters (of which 25 signed, ‘Henri’, ‘H. Matisse’ or with initials) to his wife, Amélie (‘Mélo’), almost all

n.p. - but mostly Tangiers]1912GBP 25,000.00 - 35,000.00GBP 25,000.00
15Hendrick Casimir

Autograph letter signed (‘Henk Casimir’) to

Copenhagen]1930GBP 1,000.00 - 1,500.00Not Sold
16Sir Winston Churchill

Typed letter signed ('Winston S. Churchill') to Slobodan Jovanovi? (Prime Minister of the Royal Yugoslav government-in-exile in London)

1942GBP 4,000.00 - 6,000.00GBP 9,375.00
17Christopher Robin Milne and Ernest Howard Shepard

A collection of letters sent to the publisher Methuen

1969-1990.GBP 1,500.00 - 2,500.00GBP 1,250.00
18Johannes Duns Scotus

Quaestiones in primum librum Sententiarum Petri Lombardi, edited by Antonius Trombetta (1476-1517/18?).

Venice1472GBP 12,000.00 - 18,000.00GBP 13,750.00
19Antoninus Florentinus

Summa Theologica. Pars III (of four).

Nuremberg1478GBP 3,000.00 - 4,000.00GBP 5,250.00
20

BIBLE, in Latin. With additions by Menardus Monachus.

Nuremberg1479GBP 6,000.00 - 8,000.00GBP 9,375.00
21Dante Alighieri

La Commedia. Commentary by Christophorus Landinus (1424-1498) and edited by Piero da Figino (15th century). – ps-DANTE. Il Credo.

Venice1491GBP 4,000.00 - 6,000.00GBP 11,250.00
22

HORAE, use of Rome, in Latin and French.

Parisafter 1492GBP 10,000.00 - 15,000.00GBP 11,250.00
23Hartmann Schedel

Liber chronicarum.

Nuremberg1493GBP 30,000.00 - 50,000.00GBP 68,750.00
24Thomas Aquinas

Commentaria in omnes epistolas Sancti Pauli. Edited by Petrus Bergomensis.

Basel1495GBP 7,000.00 - 10,000.00GBP 11,250.00
25Hartmann Schedel

Liber chronicarum German:] Das Buch der Croniken und Geschichten. Translated by Georg Alt (c.1450-1510).

Augsburg1496GBP 5,000.00 - 8,000.00GBP 60,000.00
  • <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books & Manuscripts,<br>Including Americana<br>Live and Online<br>May 12, 2021</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, May 12:</b> CURRIER and IVES, publishers -- After Frances F. Palmer. The Rocky Mountains. Emigrants Crossing the Plains, 1866. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, May 12:</b> [BIBLE, in English]. <i>The New Testament of Jesus Christ, translated faithfully into English.</i> Rheims, 1582. $6,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, May 12:</b> [BIBLE, in Latin]. <i>Biblia latina.</i> Venice: Franz Renner of Hailbrun [Heilbrunn], 1483. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books & Manuscripts,<br>Including Americana<br>Live and Online<br>May 12, 2021</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, May 12:</b> SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe (1792-1822). Autograph letter signed ("P. B. S."), to Charles Ollier. Florence, Italy, 15 December 1819. “MY PROMETHEUS IS THE BEST THING I EVER WROTE.” $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, May 12:</b> RAMSAY, David (1749-1815). <i>The History of the Revolution of South-Carolina…</i> Trenton: Isaac Collins, 1785. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, May 12:</b> [BINDINGS]. MUIR, John (1838-1914). <i>The Writings of John Muir.</i> Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1916-1924. 10 vols. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books & Manuscripts,<br>Including Americana<br>Live and Online<br>May 12, 2021</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, May 12:</b> [CHICAGO] -- <i>Park & Guide Map of Chicago.</i> Chicago: Jas. Van Vechten, 1873. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, May 12:</b> CURRIER and IVES, publishers -- After Frances F. Palmer. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, May 12:</b> [ALLEN PRESS]. SHAKESPEARE, William (1564-1616). <i>Romeo and Juliet.</i> Greenbrae: Allen Press, 1988. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books & Manuscripts,<br>Including Americana<br>Live and Online<br>May 12, 2021</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, May 12:</b> BEMELMANS, Ludwig (1898-1962). Pencil drawing on paper. 247 x 198 mm, sight, matted and framed. Showing a child shooting at a baby's balloon. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, May 12:</b> [LOGAN ELM PRESS]. HARVEY, Rebecca. <i>Any Number of Things.</i> Ohio State University, 2013. Single sheet paper scroll. $800 to $1,200.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, May 12:</b> BINYON, Laurence (1869-1943). A small archive of letters and pamphlets. $200 to $300.
  • <b><center>Sotheby’s<br>Bibliothèque littéraire<br>Hubert Heilbronn<br>11 May 2021</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s May 11:</b> Breton, André. <i>Nadja.</i> Paris, N.R.F., Gallimard, 1928. €15,000 to €20,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s May 11:</b> [Stendhal, Henri Beyle dit]. <i>Le Rouge et le Noir,</i> chronique du XIXe siècle. Paris, Levavasseur, 1831. €20,000 to €30,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s May 11:</b> Dumas, Alexandre. <i>Les Trois mousquetaires.</i> 1844. 8 vols. In 4. Paris, Baudry, 1844. €30,000 to €50,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s May 11:</b> Mallarmé, Stéphane -- Edgar Allan Poe. <i>Les Poèmes d’Edgar Poe.</i> Bruxelles, Edmond Deman, 1888. €18,000 to €25,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s May 11:</b> Proust, Marcel. <i>Le côté de Guermantes II. Sodome et Gomorrhe I. [and] Sodome et Gomorrhe II.</i> Paris, N.R.F., 1921 et 1922. €20,000 to €30,000.
  • <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.
  • <center><b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>12/13 May<br>Printed Books, Maps & Prints, Numismatic Books from the Milne-Henderson Collection</b>
    <b>Dominic Winter, 12/13 May:</b> Mariette (Pierre-Jean). <i>Traité des pierres gravées / Recueil des pierres gravées...,</i> 2 vols., 1750. £1,000 to £1,500.
    <b>Dominic Winter, 12/13 May:</b> [Bryant, Jacob & William Cole]. <i>Gemmarum Antiquarum Delectus, [Marlborough Gems],</i> 2 volumes, [privately printed, 1780-83], £800 to £1,200.
    <b>Dominic Winter, 12/13 May:</b> Caylus (Anne Claude Philippe, Comte de). <i>Recueil d'Antiquités Egyptiennes, Estrusques, Grecques et Romaines,</i> 7 volumes, Paris, 1756-67, £700 to £1,000.
    <center><b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>12/13 May<br>Printed Books, Maps & Prints, Numismatic Books from the Milne-Henderson Collection</b>
    <b>Dominic Winter, 12/13 May:</b> Devonshire Gems. <i>Duke of Devonshire's Collection of Gems,</i> privately printed, c. 1790, [one of 8 copies], £1,500 to £2,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter, 12/13 May:</b> Goltz (Hubert). <i>Le Vive Imagini di tutti quasi gl'Imperatori,</i> Antwerp, 1557, £500 to £800.
    <b>Dominic Winter, 12/13 May:</b> Manuscript. <i>An Explanation of Dassier's Medals, by Charlotte Hanbury,</i> c. 1795-1800, £700 to £1,000.
    <center><b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>12/13 May<br>Printed Books, Maps & Prints, Numismatic Books from the Milne-Henderson Collection</b>
    <b>Dominic Winter, 12/13 May:</b> Paoletti (Bartolomeo and Pietro). A collection of 300 plaster cameos presented in 7 leather-bound double-sided faux book boxes, Rome, c. 1820, £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter, 12/13 May:</b> Mayer (Luigi). <i>Views in Egypt, from the Original Drawings, in the Possession of Sir Robert Ainslie,</i> London: Thomas Bensley for R. Bowyer, 1805, £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter, 12/13 May:</b> Blaeu (Willem Janszoon & Johannes). <i>Theatrum orbis terrarum, sive Atlas novus, pars quarta</i> [England and Wales], Amsterdam: Johannem Blaeu, 1648, £6,000 to £8,000.
    <center><b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>12/13 May<br>Printed Books, Maps & Prints, Numismatic Books from the Milne-Henderson Collection</b>
    <b>Dominic Winter, 12/13 May:</b> Reuter (O.M. & Mela, A.J.). <i>Finlands Fiskar. The Fishes of Finland,</i> 12 parts (complete), Helsingfors: G.W. Edlund, 1883-93, £500 to £800.
    <b>Dominic Winter, 12/13 May:</b> Lunardi (Vincenzo). <i>An Account of the First Aerial Voyage in England,</i> 2nd edition, London: Printed for the Author, 1784, £700 to £1,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter, 12/13 May:</b> North America. Jansson (Jan). <i>Virginiae partis Australis et Floridae partis Orientalis,</i> circa 1641. £400 to £600.
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