Auction 29.05.1998

Christie's
New York, Park Avenue

Datum der Auktion: 29.05.1998

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ACKERMANN, Rudolph (1764-1834). Microcosm of London . [London: T. Bensley...

ACKERMANN, Rudolph (1764-1834). Microcosm of London . [London: T. Bensley for R. Ackermann, 1808-10]. 3 volumes, large 4 o (332 x 279 mm). Woodcut title-pages, engraved dedication pages by Robert Ashby and Thomas Williamson after drawings by E.F. Burney and Thomas Tomkins, 104 handcolored aquatints

Los #: 1

Schätzpreis: 3.000 $ - 4.000 $

Datum: 29.05.1998

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APPIANUS (ca. 100-ca.170). Historia Romana. - De bellis civilibus...

APPIANUS (ca. 100-ca.170). Historia Romana. - De bellis civilibus . Translated from Greek into Latin by Petrus Candidas Decembrius. Venice: Bernhard Maler (Pictor), Erhard Ratdolt and Peter Lslein, 1477. 2 parts in two volumes, royal 4 o (276 x 204 mm). Collation: [I:] a-i 1 0 k-n 8 o 1 0 (a1 blank

Los #: 2

Schätzpreis: 12.000 $ - 16.000 $

Datum: 29.05.1998

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BERQUIN, ARNAUD, 1750-1791]. The Mountain Piper; Or, The History of Edgar...

BERQUIN, ARNAUD, 1750-1791]. The Mountain Piper; Or, The History of Edgar and Matilda. To Which is Added, A Journey to London, a Moral Tale. The First Worcester Edition. Worcester, Massachusetts: Isaiah Thomas, 1794. 16 o , (100 x 66mm). Collation: [A] 8 B-F 8 . 48 leaves (blank recto A1 pasted to

Los #: 3

Schätzpreis: 3.000 $ - 5.000 $

Datum: 29.05.1998

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BICKHAM, George (d. 1769). The British Monarchy: Or, a new chorographical...

BICKHAM, George (d. 1769). The British Monarchy: Or, a new chorographical description of all the dominians subject to the King of Great Britain . London: G. Bickham, 1749. 2 o (309 x 193 mm). Engraved frontispiece by George Bickham, after a drawing by Gravelot, title-page and 192 engraved plates

Los #: 5

Schätzpreis: 3.000 $ - 4.000 $

Datum: 29.05.1998

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BODMER, Karl, illustrator]. MAXIMILIAN ZU WIED-NEUWIED, Prince. 83 loose...

BODMER, Karl, illustrator]. MAXIMILIAN ZU WIED-NEUWIED, Prince. 83 loose plates (including 2 duplicates) after Karl Bodmer for Maximilian's Reise in das innere Nord-America in den Jarhen 1832 bis 1834 (originally published Coblenz, 1839-41). 50 large plates (approximately 610 x 460 mm [Tabs. 1-48

Los #: 7

Schätzpreis: 20.000 $ - 30.000 $

Datum: 29.05.1998

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OYDELL, John (1719-1804) and Josiah BOYDELL (1752-1817). An History of the...

OYDELL, John (1719-1804) and Josiah BOYDELL (1752-1817). An History of the Principal Rivers of Great Britain (Vol. 1) - An History of the River Thames (Vol. 2). London: W. Bulmer & Co., 1794. 2 volumes, 2 o (400 x 264 mm). Engraved frontispiece by I. Parker, two-part folding map, separated and each

Los #: 8

Schätzpreis: 6.000 $ - 8.000 $

Datum: 29.05.1998

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BROOKSHAW, George. Groups of flowers ... with full directions for the young...

BROOKSHAW, George. Groups of flowers ... with full directions for the young artist . - Groups of fruit . - Six birds . London: Turner & Hadley for Thomas McLean, 1819. 3 parts in one volume, 2 o (367 x 261 mm). 36 plates, 18 handcolored (some offsetting; occasional light foxing and browning to

Los #: 9

Schätzpreis: 2.500 $ - 3.500 $

Datum: 29.05.1998

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BURCHARDUS Urspergensis (1177 or earlier-1231). Chronicon... a Nino rege...

BURCHARDUS Urspergensis (1177 or earlier-1231). Chronicon... a Nino rege Assyriorem magno: usque ad Fridericum II... . Edited by Joannes Foeniseca. Augsburg: Johannes Miller, 1515. 2 o (303 x 209 mm). Collation: A-Y 6 . 172 leaves. Roman type, double column, printed shoulder notes. Title woodcut of

Los #: 10

Schätzpreis: 3.000 $ - 4.000 $

Datum: 29.05.1998

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CATLIN, George. North American Indian Portfolio: Hunting Scenes and...

CATLIN, George. North American Indian Portfolio: Hunting Scenes and Amusements of the Rocky Mountains and Prairies of America . London: C. and J. Adlard for Geo. Catlin, 1844. 2 o (574 x 425 mm). 25 tinted lithographed plates by Catlin and McGahey after Catlin (plate 12 with margins defective

Los #: 12

Schätzpreis: 15.000 $ - 20.000 $

Datum: 29.05.1998

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EINSTEIN, ALBERT. Five typed letters signed ("A. Einstein") to Frantisek...

EINSTEIN, ALBERT. Five typed letters signed ("A. Einstein") to Frantisek Navara in German, one letter with three-line autograph postscript, Nassau Point, Peconic, Long Island, N.Y., 3-28 August 1938. Together 5 pages, 4to, minor browning (especially to the letter of 22 August), not affecting

Los #: 14

Schätzpreis: 10.000 $ - 15.000 $

Datum: 29.05.1998

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EINSTEIN, ALBERT. Photograph signed ("A. Einstein 1946"), also signed by...

EINSTEIN, ALBERT. Photograph signed ("A. Einstein 1946"), also signed by the photographer, Paula Wright, and dated 1946. 346 x 265mm. 13.5/8 x 106 in.), neatly matted. A fine portrait, printed by Wright, a New York photographer, depicting Einstein standing in front of a clapboard house (at Princeton

Los #: 15

Schätzpreis: 2.000 $ - 3.000 $

Datum: 29.05.1998

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EINSTEIN, ALBERT. Typed letter signed ("A.Einstein") to Roy Wood Seltara...

EINSTEIN, ALBERT. Typed letter signed ("A.Einstein") to Roy Wood Seltara, Princeton, (N.J.), 15 February 1946. 1 page, 4to, return address embossed at head of sheet, with original envelope. Einstein responds regarding a scientific theory proposed by his correspondent. : "I have studied your

Los #: 16

Schätzpreis: 2.000 $ - 3.000 $

Datum: 29.05.1998

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EINSTEIN, ALBERT. Typed letter signed ("A. Einstein"), to the physicist...

EINSTEIN, ALBERT. Typed letter signed ("A. Einstein"), to the physicist Robert S. Shankland, Chairman of the Physics Dept., Case Institute of Technology, Princeton, 29 October 1952. 1 page, 4to, embossed stationery . "Dear Dr. Shankland, your resume does not correspond exactly with the thoughts I

Los #: 17

Schätzpreis: 7.000 $ - 10.000 $

Datum: 29.05.1998

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EINSTEIN, ALBERT. Typed letter signed ("A. Einstein") to the physicist...

EINSTEIN, ALBERT. Typed letter signed ("A. Einstein") to the physicist Robert S. Shankland, Department of Physics, Case Institute of Technology; Princeton, N.J., 17 September 1953. 1 full page, 4to, on Institute for Advanced Study stationery. "MY ADMIRATION FOR MICHELSON'S EXPERIMENT IS FOR THE

Los #: 18

Schätzpreis: 5.500 $ - 7.500 $

Datum: 29.05.1998

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EINSTEIN, ALBERT. Typed letter signed ("A. Einstein") to the physicist...

EINSTEIN, ALBERT. Typed letter signed ("A. Einstein") to the physicist Robert S. Shankland, Princeton, N.J., 31 August 1954. 1 full page, 4to, on Institute for Advanced Study stationery. EINSTEIN RESPONDS TO NEWS THAT THE CONTROVERSIAL MILLER EXPERIMENTS OF 1925 DO NOT CHALLENGE, BUT MAY CONFIRM

Los #: 19

Schätzpreis: 5.500 $ - 7.500 $

Datum: 29.05.1998

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ENGLAND, SOVEREIGNS]. CHARLES I, King of England . Letter signed ("Charles...

ENGLAND, SOVEREIGNS]. CHARLES I, King of England . Letter signed ("Charles R") as King of England, to Lord Viscount Falkland, Deputy General of Ireland, and others, Westminster, 27 June [1627/28]. 1 page, folio, text in a small, neat, scribal hand. CREATING AN IRISH BARONETCY. The King informs

Los #: 21

Schätzpreis: 1.500 $ - 2.000 $

Datum: 29.05.1998

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ENGLAND, SOVEREIGNS]. HENRY VII. Letter signed ("Henry R") to Rychard...

ENGLAND, SOVEREIGNS]. HENRY VII. Letter signed ("Henry R") to Rychard Bruse, Kenilworth Castle, n.y. [c.1500?], 1 page, oblong, defective along right-hand edge with loss of several words, repaired from verso, slight spotting , a formal letter thanking Bruse for his support and favors in the past and

Los #: 22

Schätzpreis: 3.000 $ - 5.000 $

Datum: 29.05.1998

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EUCLID (fl. ca. 300 B.C.). Elementa geometriae . Translated from the Arabic...

EUCLID (fl. ca. 300 B.C.). Elementa geometriae . Translated from the Arabic by Adelard of Bath. Edited by Giovanni Campano. Venice: Erhard Ratdolt, 25 May 1482. Super-chancery 2 o (284 x 206 mm). Collation: a 1 0 b-r 8 (a1r blank, a1v printer's dedication to Giovanni Mocenigo, doge of Venice, a2r

Los #: 23

Schätzpreis: 30.000 $ - 40.000 $

Datum: 29.05.1998

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EUROPE, POLITICAL and MILITARY FIGURES]. A group of approximately 100...

EUROPE, POLITICAL and MILITARY FIGURES]. A group of approximately 100 items, including autograph letters signed, letters signed, typed letters signed, documents signed, and cut signatures. V.p., v.d. Various sizes, condition varies . Alexander, Grand Duke of Russia (Pamphlet signed, New York, 1849

Los #: 24

Schätzpreis: 2.000 $ - 2.500 $

Datum: 29.05.1998

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EUROPE, SOVEREIGNS AND ROYALTY]. A group of approx. 45 items, including...

EUROPE, SOVEREIGNS AND ROYALTY]. A group of approx. 45 items, including autograph letters signed, letters signed, documents signed, cut signatures and seals by the ruling families of Europe. V.p., v.d. Various sizes, conditon varies . FRANCE: Bourbon : 13 Documents and letters signed by Kings Louis

Los #: 25

Schätzpreis: 1.500 $ - 2.000 $

Datum: 29.05.1998

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FERDINAND V, and ISABELLA I, King and Queen of Spain . Letter signed ("Yo...

FERDINAND V, and ISABELLA I, King and Queen of Spain . Letter signed ("Yo el rey," and "Yo la reina," each with large paraph), to the President and Judges of the Town of Vallid; Madrid, 25 February 1495. 1 page, folio, 305 x 216 mm. (12 x 8 in.), tipped to a larger sheet , in Spanish. Text in a

Los #: 26

Schätzpreis: 2.500 $ - 3.500 $

Datum: 29.05.1998

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FRANCE, SOVEREIGNS]. CHARLES IX. Letter signed ("Charles") to FRANOIS...

FRANCE, SOVEREIGNS]. CHARLES IX. Letter signed ("Charles") to FRANOIS PAVIE, BARON DE FOURQUEVAUX, Ambassador to Spain (1509-1574), Chateau de Boullongue, 29 July 1568, 3 full pages, folio, address panel on page 4, fine condition, in French, A REVEALING POLITICAL LETTER WRITTEN JUST BEFORE THE THIRD

Los #: 27

Schätzpreis: 2.500 $ - 3.500 $

Datum: 29.05.1998

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FRANCE, SOVEREIGNS]. A good collection of significant monarchs: FRANOIS I...

FRANCE, SOVEREIGNS]. A good collection of significant monarchs: FRANOIS I. Letter signed ("Francoys") to the Duke of Milan, St. Germain, February 20, [after May 1526]. 1 page, folio, in French. Excellent diplomatic content, probably regarding the League of Cognac (established in 1526 between

Los #: 28

Schätzpreis: 6.000 $ - 8.000 $

Datum: 29.05.1998

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FRANCE, SOVEREIGNS]. NAPOLEON I, Emperor of France . Letter signed ("Nap...

FRANCE, SOVEREIGNS]. NAPOLEON I, Emperor of France . Letter signed ("Nap") as Emperor, to Prince Eugne de Beauharnais, Viceroy of Italy (1781-1824), Paris, 23 December 1810. 1/2 page, 4to, in French. Napoleon writes his stepson (Josephine's son by her first husband), his aide-de-camp in the Austrian

Los #: 29

Schätzpreis: 1.500 $ - 2.000 $

Datum: 29.05.1998

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FRANKLIN, Benjamin. Political, Miscellaneous, and Philosophical Pieces...

FRANKLIN, Benjamin. Political, Miscellaneous, and Philosophical Pieces ... London: J. Johnson 1779. 8 o (228 x 146 mm.) Engraved portrait frontispiece of Franklin, 3 engraved plates (1 folding) of scientific experiments. (Minor spotting to some leaves, lacks H3 and H4 [pp.101-104]). Original

Los #: 30

Schätzpreis: 4.500 $ - 5.500 $

Datum: 29.05.1998

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GAUGUIN, PAUL. Autograph letter signed ("Paul Gauguin") in French to an...

GAUGUIN, PAUL. Autograph letter signed ("Paul Gauguin") in French to an unidentified correspondent ("Cher Monsieur"), n.p. [Tahiti], April 1901. 1 full page, 4to, attractively framed with two bronze medallions, in French. THE PAINTER PREPARES TO LEAVE TAHITI. Gauguin, who has lived and painted on

Los #: 31

Schätzpreis: 4.500 $ - 5.500 $

Datum: 29.05.1998

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HAKLUYT, Richard (1552?-1616). The principall navigations, voiages and...

HAKLUYT, Richard (1552?-1616). The principall navigations, voiages and discoveries of the English nation, made by sea or over land . London: by George Bishop and Ralph Newberie, 1589. 2 o (287 x 189 mm). Black letter, folding engraved map of the world after Ortelius (Shirley 167), woodcut

Los #: 32

Schätzpreis: 18.000 $ - 25.000 $

Datum: 29.05.1998

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HYGINUS Mythographus (fl. 1st century A.D.). Poeticon astronomicon . Edited...

HYGINUS Mythographus (fl. 1st century A.D.). Poeticon astronomicon . Edited by Jacobus Sentinus and Johannes Lucilius Santritter. Venice: Erhard Ratdolt, 14 October 1482. Chancery 4 o (199 x 147 mm). Collation: a-f 8 g 1 0 (a1 blank, a2r dedication to M. Fabius [Quintilianus?], a3r text, g9r

Los #: 33

Schätzpreis: 10.000 $ - 15.000 $

Datum: 29.05.1998

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INCUNABLE LEAVES]. Joannes BALBUS. Catholicon . Mainz: [Catholicon printer...

INCUNABLE LEAVES]. Joannes BALBUS. Catholicon . Mainz: [Catholicon printer, i.e. Johann Gutenberg], 1460 [second impression: 1469]. Royal 2 o (364 x 286 mm). Single leaf (Astruco--Aucupabilis). Type 1:82G, Double column, 66 lines. Rubricated in red, lombard heading capitals and paragraph marks

Los #: 34

Schätzpreis: 2.000 $ - 3.000 $

Datum: 29.05.1998

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JACOBUS PHILIPPUS DE BERGAMO (1434-1520). Supplementum chronicarum...

JACOBUS PHILIPPUS DE BERGAMO (1434-1520). Supplementum chronicarum . Venice: Bernardinus Benalius, 15 December 1486. Super-chancery 2 (313 x 210 mm). Collation: a 8 b 4 c-l 8 m 6 n-p 8 A-V 8 (a1r blank, a1v table, b4r prologue, Ad magistratum Bergomensem , c1r text, V8r colophon, V8v blank). 274

Los #: 35

Schätzpreis: 10.000 $ - 15.000 $

Datum: 29.05.1998