• <center><b>Swann Auction Galleries<br>Printed & Manuscript Americana<br>September 29, 2022</b>
    <b>Swann September 29:</b> Extensive archive of papers of Lincoln’s Secretary of the Navy, Gideon Welles. $60,000 to $90,000.
    <b>Swann September 29:</b> George Catlin, <i>North American Indian Portfolio,</i> 1844. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann September 29:</b> The Twenty-Four Books of the Holy Scriptures, Carefully Translated…after the Best Jewish Authorities, Philadelphia, 1853-54. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <center><b>Swann Auction Galleries<br>Printed & Manuscript Americana<br>September 29, 2022</b>
    <b>Swann September 29:</b> Wedding book of Eleanor Roosevelt’s bodyguard, Earl Miller, signed by the Roosevelts, 1932. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann September 29:</b> Textile titled <i>The Resignation of Pres’t Washington,</i> Scotland, circa 1800. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann September 29:</b> Gideon Welles, Pass for President Lincoln’s White House funeral, 1865. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann September 29:</b> Confirmation of arms and nobility in favor of the Diez y Mora family, Madrid, 1710. $2,500 to $3,500.
  • <b><center>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>and Works on paper<br>Thursday 29th September 2022</b>
    <b>Forum, Sep. 29:</b> South America.- Conquest of Peru.- Cieza De León (Pedro de). <i>Parte primera de la chronica del Peru,</i> first edition, Seville, Martín de Montesdoca, 1553. £50,000 to £70,000.
    <b>Forum, Sep. 29:</b> Asia.- Mandeville (Sir John). <i>Tractato bellissimo delle piu maravigliose cose & piu motabile che sitrovino nelle parte delmondo,</i> Florence, [Lorenzo Morgiani], 1496-99. £40,000 to £60,000.
    <b>Forum, Sep. 29:</b> Bible leaf, Latin. Single leaf from the Gutenberg Bible, [Mainz], [Johann Gutenberg & Johann Fust], [c.1454/55]. £40,000 to £60,000.
    <b><center>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>and Works on paper<br>Thursday 29th September 2022</b>
    <b>Forum, Sep. 29:</b> Publicius (Jacobus). <i>Ars oratoria. Ars epistolandi. Ars memorativa,</i> first edition, Venice, Erhard Ratdolt, 1482. £40,000 to £60,000.
    <b>Forum, Sep. 29:</b> Biblia Pauperum.- Single leaf from a blockbook Biblia Pauperum in Latin, from the Wiblingen copy of Schreiber's edition III, Netherlands, 1465. £25,000 to £35,000.
    <b>Forum, Sep. 29:</b> South America.- Brazil.- Steinmann (Johan Jacob). <i>Souvenirs de Rio de Janeiro,</i> Paris, chez Rittner & Goupil, 1837. £20,000 to £30,000.
    <b><center>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>and Works on paper<br>Thursday 29th September 2022</b>
    <b>Forum, Sep. 29:</b> Asia.- Polo (Marco). <i>In cui si tratta le meravigliose cose del mondo per lui vedute,</i> Venice, Matteo Pagano, 1555. £20,000 to £30,000.
    <b>Forum, Sep. 29:</b> Sir Joshua Reynolds' copy.- Donne (John). <i>Poems, by J.D. With elegies on the authors death,</i> the Joshua Reynolds-Philip Bliss copy of the first edition, Printed by M[iles]. F[lesher]. for Iohn Marriot, 1633. £20,000 to £30,000
    <b>Forum, Sep. 29:</b> Gilbert (William). <i>De Magnete,</i> first edition, Peter Short, 1600. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <b><center>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>and Works on paper<br>Thursday 29th September 2022</b>
    <b>Forum, Sep. 29:</b> Audubon (John James). <i>The Birds of America,</i> 8 vol., New York, George R. Lockwood, [c.1889]. £6,000 to £8,000.
    <b>Forum, Sep. 29:</b> Pratchett (Terry). <i>The Colour of Magic,</i> first edition, signed by the author, 1983. £5,000 to £7,000.
    <b>Forum, Sep. 29:</b> Flaubert (Gustave). <i>Trois Contes,</i> first edition, one of 100 copies on papier de Hollande, Paris, Charpentier, 1877. £5,000 to £7,000.
  • <b><center>Potter & Potter Auctions<br>Fine Books & Manuscripts<br>October 20, 2022</b></center>
    <b>Potter & Potter, Oct. 20:</b> JOYCE, James. <i>Ulysses.</i> London: John Lane the Bodley Head, 1937. PRESENTATION COPY OF THE FIRST ENGLISH EDITION PRINTED IN ENGLAND. $50,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Potter & Potter, Oct. 20:</b> [SHACKLETON, Ernest]. –– BROWNING, Robert. <i>Poetical Works of…</i> London: Smith and Elder, 1906. PRESENTED TO SHACKLETON AND THE OFFICERS OF THE NIMROD BY A MEMBER OF THE ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Potter & Potter, Oct. 20:</b> AUDUBON, John James. <i>The Birds of America, from Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories.</i> New York: George R. Lockwood, [1870]. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b><center>Potter & Potter Auctions<br>Fine Books & Manuscripts<br>October 20, 2022</b></center>
    <b>Potter & Potter, Oct. 20:</b> ARISTOTLE. Opera, in Greek, parts one and two only: Organon and Natural Philosophy I. Edited by Aldus and others. Venice: Aldus Manutius, 1 November 1495–February 1498. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Potter & Potter, Oct. 20:</b> COOK, James, Capt. [Collected Voyages]. First and Second Voyages: London: W. Strahan; and T. Cadell, 1773, 1777; Third Voyage: London: H. Hughes for G. Nicol and T. Cadell, 1785. $14,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Potter & Potter, Oct. 20:</b> CLEMENS, Samuel Langhorne (“Mark Twain”). <i>The Writings of…</i> Hartford: American Publishing Co., 1899–1900. $12,000 to $16,000.
    <b><center>Potter & Potter Auctions<br>Fine Books & Manuscripts<br>October 20, 2022</b></center>
    <b>Potter & Potter, Oct. 20:</b> [KELMSCOTT PRESS]. SHAKESPEARE, William. <i>The Poems of…</i> Edited by Frederick S. Ellis. Hammersmith: William Morris for the Kelmscott Press, 1893. $12,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Potter & Potter, Oct. 20:</b> LONDON, Jack. <i>The Call of the Wild.</i> New York: The Macmillan Company, 1905. PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY LONDON. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Potter & Potter, Oct. 20:</b> CROWLEY, Aleister (1875–1947). <i>The Winged Beetle.</i> London: privately printed, 1910. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b><center>Potter & Potter Auctions<br>Fine Books & Manuscripts<br>October 20, 2022</b></center>
    <b>Potter & Potter, Oct. 20:</b> WILDE, Oscar (“C.3.3.”). <i>The Ballad of Reading Gaol.</i> London: Leonard Smithers, January 1898. $6,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Potter & Potter, Oct. 20:</b> DRYDEN, John. <i>Fables Ancient and Modern; translated into verse from Homer, Ovid, Boccace, & Chaucer: with original poems.</i> London: John Tonson, 1700. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Potter & Potter, Oct. 20:</b> [MAP]. LINSCHOTEN, Jan Huygen van. <i>Delineatio Orarum Maritimarum…</i> London: John Wolfe, 1598. $3,000 to $4,000.

Christies: Valuable Books and Manuscripts, 21033, London -South Kensington

Auction Details

Auction Report
Auction Date
07/13/2022 - 07/13/2022
Page Size: 250 items in 10 pages

Lot NumberAuthor NameBook TitlePlace PrintedYear PublishedEstimateActual Price
1Pseudo-Shenoute

On Christian Behaviour, Sahidic Coptic manuscript on vellum

Fayoum, 715 Coptic Era, i.e. 998-999 CEGBP 7,000.00 - 10,000.00GBP 16,380.00
2Anonymous German scriptorium

Two partial bifolia from a noted Sacramentary on vellum, in Latin, surviving as pastedowns in HIERONYMUS, St (c.342-420). Omnium Operum, edited by Erasmus, vols. 1 and 2 bound in one volume.

Basel1516GBP 4,000.00 - 6,000.00GBP 2,520.00
3Circle of the Master of the Gradual of Cortona

Annunciation, historiated initial ‘M’ on a leaf from a choirbook, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum

Sienac.1300GBP 10,000.00 - 15,000.00Not Sold
4Anonymous Parisian atelier

A leaf from a Breviary, in Latin with French rubrics, illuminated manuscript on vellum

Paris, second half 14th centuryGBP 1,500.00 - 2,500.00GBP 1,386.00
5Pseudo-Jacquemart de Hesdin

St Christopher, miniature from a Book of Hours, in Latin and French, illuminated manuscript on vellum

Parisc.1400GBP 12,000.00 - 18,000.00Not Sold
6Circle of Jacopo di Paolo

The Crucifixion, miniature on a leaf from an illuminated Missal on vellum

Bolognac.1400GBP 7,000.00 - 10,000.00Not Sold
7Lombard illuminator

Crucifixion, canon miniature cut from a Missal, illuminated manuscript on vellum

northern Italy, possibly Milanc.1430sGBP 7,000.00 - 10,000.00GBP 12,600.00
8Workshop of the Fastolf Master

A leaf from a Missal, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum

Rouenc.1425-50GBP 1,000.00 - 1,500.00GBP 882.00
9Workshop of Willem Vrelant

All Saints, miniature on a leaf from a Book of Hours, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum

Brugesc.1460GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00GBP 2,016.00
10Frate Nebridio

THE LAST SUPPER, HISTORIATED INITIAL FROM AN ANTIPHONAL, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM

LOMBARDY, PROBABLY CREMONAc.1470SGBP 15,000.00 - 20,000.00Not Sold
11Guglielmo Giraldi

David playing his Psaltery, historiated initial 'B' cut from an illuminated manuscript Missal on vellum

Ferrarac.1470GBP 4,000.00 - 6,000.00GBP 5,040.00
12Cristoforo Cortese

A prophet pointing to his eyes, historiated initial 'D' on a leaf from an illuminated choirbook on vellum

Veneto, second quarter 15th centuryGBP 3,000.00 - 5,000.00Not Sold
13Bartolomeo Caporali, attributed to

The Flagellation, historiated initial 'D' cut from an illuminated Missal on vellum

Perugiac.1485-90GBP 20,000.00 - 30,000.00GBP 37,800.00
14Anonymous Lombard illuminator

St Agnes, historiated initial from a Choirbook, illuminated manuscript on vellum

Lombardy, perhaps Milan, final quarter 15th centuryGBP 5,000.00 - 8,000.00GBP 6,300.00
15Anonymous Lombard artist

David in Prayer, historiated initial cut from an illuminated choirbook on vellum

northern Italy, late 15th centuryGBP 8,000.00 - 12,000.00Not Sold
16Jean Pichore

Agony in the Garden and Flagellation, two miniatures from a Book of Hours, illuminated manuscript on vellum

Parisc.1500-c.1510GBP 3,000.00 - 5,000.00GBP 5,670.00
17Anonymous Italian artist

Two illustrations of camomile, on a leaf from a Herbal, in Latin, decorated manuscript on paper

Italy, 15th centuryGBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00GBP 20,160.00
18Étienne Colaud

A Wedding Mass, miniature on a leaf from the Missal of Guy de Baudreuil

Paris,1520GBP 5,000.00 - 8,000.00Not Sold
19Anglo-Dutch School

Henry VIII granting the charter for St Bartholomew's Hospital to her governors, drawing on paper

England, 17th centuryGBP 4,000.00 - 6,000.00Not Sold
20Petrus del Casta (scribe)

Pauline Epistles, Catholic Epistles and the Apocalypse, glossed, in Latin, decorated manuscript on vellum

Limogesc.1100GBP 30,000.00 - 50,000.00GBP 35,280.00
21

Pauline Epistles, glossed, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum

central Italy, second half 12th centuryGBP 60,000.00 - 90,000.00GBP 75,600.00
22The Bari Atelier

Bible, with the Prologues attributed to St Jerome and the Interpretation of Hebrew Names, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum

Paris, third quarter of the 13th century.GBP 80,000.00 - 120,000.00GBP 138,600.00
23BORGOGNONI, Theodoric, Bishop of Cervia

Mulomedicina, in Latin, manuscript on vellum

Italyc.1300GBP 15,000.00 - 20,000.00GBP 47,880.00
24[ST BERNARD OF CLAIRVAUX, ST AUGUSTINE, GERARD DE FRACHET ET AL.]

A compilation of Patristic texts, including St Bernard of Clairvaux and St Augustine, with the addition of GERARD DE FRACHET (1205-1271), Vitae fratrum Praedicatorum, in Latin, manuscript on vellum

France and Spain?, second half 14th centuryGBP 5,000.00 - 8,000.00GBP 16,380.00
25[PS. PLINY or SEXTUS AURELIUS VICTOR, here attributed to SUETONIUS]

De Praeclare gestis Romanorum, in Latin, decorated manuscript on paper

northern Italy, 10 December 1432.GBP 6,000.00 - 9,000.00GBP 6,930.00
  • <center><b>One of a Kind Collectibles Auctions<br>Rare Autograph & Documents<br>September 29, 2022</b>
    <b>One of a Kind, Sep. 29:</b> John Adams Signed Ship's Passport, partly printed DS as president, signed “John Adams.”
    <b>One of a Kind, Sep. 29:</b> Extremely Rare James Garfield DS as President Appointing Revenue Service Agent.
    <b>One of a Kind, Sep. 29:</b> Babe Ruth 1939 Cooperstown cover boldly signed — with photo.
    <center><b>One of a Kind Collectibles Auctions<br>Rare Autograph & Documents<br>September 29, 2022</b>
    <b>One of a Kind, Sep. 29:</b> Incredible Harry S. Truman Kansas City Auto Club sales ledger maintained by Truman!
    <b>One of a Kind, Sep. 29:</b> Important Herbert Hoover 4 pg ALS about Chinese Gold Mining.
    <b>One of a Kind, Sep. 29:</b> Rare Calvin Coolidge ALS as President.
    <center><b>One of a Kind Collectibles Auctions<br>Rare Autograph & Documents<br>September 29, 2022</b>
    <b>One of a Kind, Sep. 29:</b> Abraham Lincoln Signed Appointment.
    <b>One of a Kind, Sep. 29:</b> Ironic John Kennedy Jr. Handwritten report on why he is accident report form when he attended Collegiate School in 1975.
    <b>One of a Kind, Sep. 29:</b> Katherine Bates Signed -“America! America! God shed his grace on thee.”
    <center><b>One of a Kind Collectibles Auctions<br>Rare Autograph & Documents<br>September 29, 2022</b>
    <b>One of a Kind, Sep. 29:</b> Apollo 11 - Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin & Michael Collins.
    <b>One of a Kind, Sep. 29:</b> Amassed Over Four Decades, an impressive 1100+ piece collection of entertainment and notables.
    <b>One of a Kind, Sep. 29:</b> Mark Twain / Samuel Clemens Signed Letter and Card.
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