Auction 08.11.1996

Christie's
New York, Park Avenue

Datum der Auktion: 08.11.1996

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ACKERMANN, RUDOLPH, publisher. Microcosm of London. [London: Ackermann...

ACKERMANN, RUDOLPH, publisher. Microcosm of London. [London: Ackermann 1808-10, plates watermarked 1808]. 3 vols., 4to, 325 x 267 mm. (12 13/16 x 10 9/16 in.), red half morocco gilt, g.e., all covers detached, some offsetting, foxing and staining to plates and text, "St. Martins in the Fields" plate

Los #: 1

Schätzpreis: 3.500 $ - 4.500 $

Datum: 08.11.1996

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AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES. The Birds of America, from Original Drawings by John...

AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES. The Birds of America, from Original Drawings by John James Audubon... Reissued by J[ohn] W[oodhouse] Audubon. New York: Roe Lockwood & Son [1860]. Atlas volume only (without the 7 octavo text vols.), double elephant folio (i.e., in single sheets), 1010 x 676 mm. (39¾ x 26 5/8

Los #: 2

Schätzpreis: 70.000 $ - 90.000 $

Datum: 08.11.1996

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AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES. The Birds of America, from Drawings made in the United...

AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES. The Birds of America, from Drawings made in the United States and their Territories. New York and Philadelphia: J.J. Audubon and J.B. Chevalier [1839-] 1840-1844. 7 vols., royal 8vo, 260 x 164 mm. (10¼ x 6 7/16 in.), contemporary purple hardgrained morocco gilt, plain edges, by

Los #: 3

Schätzpreis: 18.000 $ - 24.000 $

Datum: 08.11.1996

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AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES and Rev. JOHN BACHMAN. The Quadrupeds of North America...

AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES and Rev. JOHN BACHMAN. The Quadrupeds of North America. New York 1849-51-54. 3 vols., royal 8vo, 260 x 177 mm. (10¼ x 7 in.), contemporary black hardgrained morocco, covers with triple gilt ornamental borders, centers with impression of a squirrel on a branch: in gilt on upper

Los #: 4

Schätzpreis: 5.000 $ - 7.000 $

Datum: 08.11.1996

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AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES. The Birds of America, from drawings made in the United...

AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES. The Birds of America, from drawings made in the United States and their Territories. New York: George R. Lockwood, n.d. [c. 1870-1871]. 8 vols., royal 8vo, 263 x 174 mm. (10 3/8 x 6 7/8 in.), original brown half morocco and marbled boards, marbled edges, binding badly worn with

Los #: 5

Schätzpreis: 10.000 $ - 15.000 $

Datum: 08.11.1996

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BATEMAN, JAMES. The Orchidaceae of Mexico and Guatemala. London: J. Ridgway...

BATEMAN, JAMES. The Orchidaceae of Mexico and Guatemala. London: J. Ridgway & Sons for the author, [1837-1843]. Elephant folio, 729 x 534 mm. (28 11/16 x 21 in.), contemporary hardgrained red morocco gilt, g.e., by J. Wright, hinges and spine worn, upper joint badly cracked, plates 9, 16, 29 and 40

Los #: 6

Schätzpreis: 45.000 $ - 55.000 $

Datum: 08.11.1996

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CAMUS, ALBERT. Autograph manuscript signed of his "Sur une philosophie de...

CAMUS, ALBERT. Autograph manuscript signed of his "Sur une philosophie de l'expression," a critical essay on Brice Parain's writings on language. N.p., n.d. [ca. 1944]. 8 pages, 4to, closely written in black ink on the rectos only of grayish-lilac sheets, a final working draft with numerous

Los #: 7

Schätzpreis: 5.000 $ - 7.000 $

Datum: 08.11.1996

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CATESBY, MARK. The Natural History of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama...

CATESBY, MARK. The Natural History of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands: containing the figures of Birds, Beasts, Fishes, Serpents, Insects, and Plants: Particularly, those not hitherto described, or incorrectly figured by former Authors, with their Descriptions in English and French. To

Los #: 8

Schätzpreis: 40.000 $ - 50.000 $

Datum: 08.11.1996

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CAXTON, WILLIAM, printer ]. CHAUCER, GEOFFREY. Canterbury Tales...

CAXTON, WILLIAM, printer ]. CHAUCER, GEOFFREY. Canterbury Tales. [Westminster 1477]. One leaf, pp. 49-50, containing lines 2538 to 2594 of the Knight's Tale. Folio, 241 x 167 mm. (9½ x 6 9/16 in.), gutter margin dampstained. Type 2: 135B. 29 lines. HC 4921; GW 6585; Proctor 9626; Goff C-431; De

Los #: 9

Schätzpreis: 2.000 $ - 3.000 $

Datum: 08.11.1996

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CLEMENS, SAMUEL LANGHORNE ("Mark Twain"). The Celebrated Jumping Frog of...

CLEMENS, SAMUEL LANGHORNE ("Mark Twain"). The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, And Other Sketches. New York: C.H. Webb 1867. 12mo, original green cloth, bevelled edges, the gilt frog is in the lower left part of the front cover, very slight wear at heel of spine and three fore-corners

Los #: 10

Schätzpreis: 4.500 $ - 6.500 $

Datum: 08.11.1996

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CLEMENS, SAMUEL LANGHORNE. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Hartford: The...

CLEMENS, SAMUEL LANGHORNE. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Hartford: The American Publishing Company 1876. Small 4to, original blue decorated cloth, blocked and lettered in blue, black, and gold , GILT EDGES, heel of spine worn, top of spine and a lower fore-corner less so, rear cover slightly marked

Los #: 11

Schätzpreis: 5.000 $ - 7.000 $

Datum: 08.11.1996

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DARWIN, CHARLES. On the Origin of Species by means of Natural Selection...

DARWIN, CHARLES. On the Origin of Species by means of Natural Selection. London: John Murray 1859. 8vo-sized 12mo, 198 x 125 mm. (7 7/8 x 4 7/8 in.), original green blind-stamped ripple-grained cloth, spine gilt, Freeman variant "a," uncut, brown endpapers, original binders' ticket of Edmonds

Los #: 12

Schätzpreis: 8.000 $ - 10.000 $

Datum: 08.11.1996

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DARWIN, CHARLES. Letter signed ("Ch. Darwin") to Dr. W. Ogle, text in the...

DARWIN, CHARLES. Letter signed ("Ch. Darwin") to Dr. W. Ogle, text in the hand of his wife Emma, "Down Beckenham," n.d. [c. 1878]. 1 page, 8vo, left margin a bit uneven . [ With :] Envelope signed ("C. Darwin") addressed to Dr. Ogle, with postmarks dated 1873, apparently associated with an earlier

Los #: 13

Schätzpreis: 1.500 $ - 2.000 $

Datum: 08.11.1996

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DEFOE, DANIEL]. The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson...

DEFOE, DANIEL]. The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York, Mariner...Written by Himself. 1719; The Farther Adventures...Being the Second and Last Part. 1719; Serious Reflections during the Life and Surprising Adventures...with his vision of the Angelick World. 1720, all

Los #: 14

Schätzpreis: 5.000 $ - 7.000 $

Datum: 08.11.1996

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DICKENS, CHARLES. The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit. London...

DICKENS, CHARLES. The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit. London: Chapman and Hall 1844. 8vo, contemporary crimson morocco richly gilt (presentation binding?), white brocade silk doublures, red morocco gilt inner dentelles, matching white brocade silk free endpapers, red silk marker, all edges

Los #: 15

Schätzpreis: 3.500 $ - 4.500 $

Datum: 08.11.1996

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DICKENS, CHARLES. TWENTY-ONE AUTOGRAPH LETTERS SIGNED (virtually all...

DICKENS, CHARLES. TWENTY-ONE AUTOGRAPH LETTERS SIGNED (virtually all "Charles Dickens," a few "CD") to his close friend Henry William Kolle (c. 1808-1881), who acted as a go-between for Dickens and his first love Maria Beadnell, written from various addresses in London (North End, Fitzroy Street

Los #: 16

Schätzpreis: 25.000 $ - 35.000 $

Datum: 08.11.1996

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DICKENS, CHARLES. Autograph letter signed ("CD") to his good friend, the...

DICKENS, CHARLES. Autograph letter signed ("CD") to his good friend, the celebrated actor William Charles Macready, London, 27 February 1851, 5 pages, 8vo, usual fold creases , touching on the arrangements for the actor's Farewell Dinner on his retirement on 1 March, describing the effect on him of

Los #: 17

Schätzpreis: 2.000 $ - 3.000 $

Datum: 08.11.1996

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DICKENS, CHARLES. Autograph letter signed ("Charles Dickens," with paraph...

DICKENS, CHARLES. Autograph letter signed ("Charles Dickens," with paraph) to his close friend, the Baroness Angela Georgina Burdett-Coutts, Venice, Sunday, 27 November 1853. 4 pages, 8vo, in brown ink on pale blue paper, small tear near center of first leaf affecting ten letters in six words on

Los #: 18

Schätzpreis: 3.000 $ - 4.000 $

Datum: 08.11.1996

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DICKINSON, EMILY E. Autograph letter signed ("Emily E. Dickinson") to...

DICKINSON, EMILY E. Autograph letter signed ("Emily E. Dickinson") to EDWARD EVERETT HALE, author and Unitarian Minister (unnamed in the letter), Amherst, 14 February [1854]. 2½ pages, 8vo, on two sheets of wove paper embossed with a cameo head of a woman at top left corner, extreme edges of paper a

Los #: 19

Schätzpreis: 10.000 $ - 15.000 $

Datum: 08.11.1996

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EDWARDS, GEORGE. A Natural History of Uncommon Birds, 1743-51, 4 vols...

EDWARDS, GEORGE. A Natural History of Uncommon Birds, 1743-51, 4 vols. ; Gleanings of Natural History, 1758-64, 3 vols. Both London: Printed for the Author. Together 7 vols., 4to, 296 x 235mm. (11 5/8 x 9¼in.), contemporary blind-panelled reversed calf, red and black morocco spine labels

Los #: 20

Schätzpreis: 14.000 $ - 18.000 $

Datum: 08.11.1996

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FAULKNER, WILLIAM. Go Down, Moses and Other Stories. New York: Random House...

FAULKNER, WILLIAM. Go Down, Moses and Other Stories. New York: Random House [1942]. 8vo, original rose half cloth and boards, t.e.g., extremities lightly rubbed, gilt top a little more so, faint dampstain at extreme upper margin of most leaves, half morocco folding case. FIRST EDITION, NUMBER 68 OF

Los #: 21

Schätzpreis: 4.000 $ - 6.000 $

Datum: 08.11.1996

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FITZGERALD, F. SCOTT. The Great Gatsby. New York: Scribner's 1925. 8vo...

FITZGERALD, F. SCOTT. The Great Gatsby. New York: Scribner's 1925. 8vo, original green cloth , PICTORIAL DUST JACKET after F. Cugat (frayed at heel of spine, light wear at front bottom edge and front fore-edge) . FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING of text and of dust jacket (the lower case "j" at rear

Los #: 22

Schätzpreis: 20.000 $ - 30.000 $

Datum: 08.11.1996

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FITZGERALD, F. SCOTT. Inscribed reproduction of a photograph portrait of...

FITZGERALD, F. SCOTT. Inscribed reproduction of a photograph portrait of Fitzgerald, n.p., n.d. [circa 1920]. Mounted, 190 x 114 mm. (7½ x 4½ in.), matted. Inscribed by the author beneath the portrait: "For Charles T. Scott from his most cordially F. Scott Fitzgerald." The image is the striking bust

Los #: 23

Schätzpreis: 1.000 $ - 1.500 $

Datum: 08.11.1996

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FUTURISM]. DEPERO, FORTUNATO. Depero Futurista. Milan, New York, Paris...

FUTURISM]. DEPERO, FORTUNATO. Depero Futurista. Milan, New York, Paris, Berlin: Editioni Italiani Dinamo Azari 1927. Oblong format, in sheets, flexible printed paper boards, stab-stitched and held together with two pairs of large metal nuts and bolts, a few small stains, corners slightly bumped

Los #: 24

Schätzpreis: 3.000 $ - 5.000 $

Datum: 08.11.1996

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HEMINGWAY, ERNEST. in our time. Paris: Three Mountains Press 1924. Tall...

HEMINGWAY, ERNEST. in our time. Paris: Three Mountains Press 1924. Tall 8vo, original tan boards with black lettering and publisher's device printed over a collage of red-printed reproductions newspaper clippings, headlines, and a map, uncut, spine and upper portion of rear cover stained, a few

Los #: 26

Schätzpreis: 7.000 $ - 9.000 $

Datum: 08.11.1996

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HEMINGWAY, ERNEST. A Farewell to Arms. New York: Scribner's 1929. 8vo...

HEMINGWAY, ERNEST. A Farewell to Arms. New York: Scribner's 1929. 8vo, original two-toned boards, leather spine label, uncut, sides a little faded and marked; green half morocco folding case. FIRST EDITION, LIMITED ISSUE, no. 294 of 510 copies signed by Hemingway. Hanneman A8b; Connolly, The Modern

Los #: 27

Schätzpreis: 1.500 $ - 2.000 $

Datum: 08.11.1996

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HEMINGWAY, ERNEST. Winner Take Nothing, 1933, spine label a trifle chipped...

HEMINGWAY, ERNEST. Winner Take Nothing, 1933, spine label a trifle chipped, sides slightly soiled, worn dust jacket ; To Have and Have Not, 1937, dust jacket a bit used ; For Whom the Bell Tolls, 1940, dust jacket (chipped at top of spine) , First Issue jacket; The Old Man and the Sea, 1952, dust

Los #: 28

Schätzpreis: 1.000 $ - 1.500 $

Datum: 08.11.1996

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HEMINGWAY, ERNEST. Autograph letter signed ("Hem") TO EZRA POUND in...

HEMINGWAY, ERNEST. Autograph letter signed ("Hem") TO EZRA POUND in Rapallo, n.p., n.d. [Paris, envelope with a postmarked date of 14 November 1924]. 3 pages, 4to, on two sheets, with a line of text at top of the fourth page, two tiny fold holes, with original typed envelope (defective) . In fine

Los #: 29

Schätzpreis: 6.000 $ - 8.000 $

Datum: 08.11.1996

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HEMINGWAY, ERNEST. Two autograph letters signed ("E. Hemingstein" and "E...

HEMINGWAY, ERNEST. Two autograph letters signed ("E. Hemingstein" and "E. Hemingway") TO HIS THIRD WIFE MARTHA GELLHORN ("Dear Marty," "Dearest Mook"), New York, n.d. [probably January or February] 1937 [the year written in, probably by Martha Gellhorn], and n.p. [Normandy] 6 August 1944. Together

Los #: 30

Schätzpreis: 8.000 $ - 12.000 $

Datum: 08.11.1996

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HEMINGWAY, ERNEST. One autograph letter signed and two typed letters signed...

HEMINGWAY, ERNEST. One autograph letter signed and two typed letters signed to Edna Gellhorn (Martha's mother), Sun Valley, Idaho, and n.p. [Cuba], 24 September, 26 November, and n.d. [all 1939, the year written in on two, probably by Martha Gellhorn]. Together 5 pages, 8vo and 4to, all signed

Los #: 31

Schätzpreis: 6.000 $ - 8.000 $

Datum: 08.11.1996