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 by J. Bluck, J. Stadler, Hill and Sutherland after Thomas Rowlandson and A. Pugin (some minor foxing...

Preis: 3.000 $ - 4.000 $

Datum: 29.05.1998

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, a2r translator's dedication to Pope Nicholas V, a3r Historia Romana , c2r blank, o10r colophon...

Preis: 12.000 $ - 16.000 $

Datum: 29.05.1998

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 wrapper, some leaves dog-eared and slightly frayed at margins, a small hole to E6 affecting one...

Preis: 3.000 $ - 5.000 $

Datum: 29.05.1998

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, including 2 double-pages (map and preliminary lined on verso). Late 19th century marbled calf gilt...

Preis: 3.000 $ - 4.000 $

Datum: 29.05.1998

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, including 2 duplicates])and 33 smaller "vignette" plates (I-XXXIII), condition varies (some...

Preis: 20.000 $ - 30.000 $

Datum: 29.05.1998

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 on inserted tabs by John Cooke, 76 hand-colored aquatint plates (3 folding) by J.C. Stadler after...

Preis: 6.000 $ - 8.000 $

Datum: 29.05.1998

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 text). Contemporary olive half morocco gilt, brown boards, morocco gilt label on front cover. Second...

Preis: 2.500 $ - 3.500 $

Datum: 29.05.1998

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 King Ninus and Frederick II within fine white-on-black woodcut border of putti, cornucopia and...

Preis: 3.000 $ - 4.000 $

Datum: 29.05.1998

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, occasional foxing and marginal soiling). Original half morocco gilt (corners worn, covers stained, hinges...

Preis: 15.000 $ - 20.000 $

Datum: 29.05.1998

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 legibility . EINSTEIN HELPS THE INVENTOR OF A HOMING TORPEDO An interesting series of five letters to...

Preis: 10.000 $ - 15.000 $

Datum: 29.05.1998

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 University?)., holding a large notebook under his arm, his pipe in his hands, looking off-camera...

Preis: 2.000 $ - 3.000 $

Datum: 29.05.1998

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 manuscript and to a certain extent grasped your problem. You are trying to manage without the continuum and...

Preis: 2.000 $ - 3.000 $

Datum: 29.05.1998

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 was endeavouring to express. I am sending you therefore something what [ sic ] I could have said on...

Preis: 7.000 $ - 10.000 $

Datum: 29.05.1998

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 INGENIOUS METHOD ..." Einstein's thoughtful comments on the work of several famous physicists including...

Preis: 5.500 $ - 7.500 $

Datum: 29.05.1998

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, THE THEORY OF RELATIVITY An important scientific letter bearing on a crucial experiment by the...

Preis: 5.500 $ - 7.500 $

Datum: 29.05.1998

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 Falkland that "...Sir John Taaffe of Ballymote in the County of Sligo...a principall gentleman of an...

Preis: 1.500 $ - 2.000 $

Datum: 29.05.1998

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 recommending the bearer, Wyot [Wyatt?]. and praying that he be given credence. Rare. -- CHARLES II...

Preis: 3.000 $ - 5.000 $

Datum: 29.05.1998

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 text, r7v colophon, r8 blank). 137 leaves (of 138, without the final blank). 45 lines and headline...

Preis: 30.000 $ - 40.000 $

Datum: 29.05.1998

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), George Carew, Earl of Totnes (DS, 27 March 1629), Julius Caesar, Master of the Robes to Elizabeth I...

Preis: 2.000 $ - 2.500 $

Datum: 29.05.1998

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 XIII, Louis XIV, Louis XV, Louis XVI, Louis XVIII, and Charles X, several on vellum ; 11 ALSs, LSs...

Preis: 1.500 $ - 2.000 $

Datum: 29.05.1998

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 slightly flourished Spanish court hand, attestation of scribe Juan de la Parra "por mandado de la Rey e...

Preis: 2.500 $ - 3.500 $

Datum: 29.05.1998

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 WAR OF RELIGION., clearly defining his policy of using armed force to subdue the Protestants and...

Preis: 2.500 $ - 3.500 $

Datum: 29.05.1998

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 Franois, the Pope, Venice and Sforza against Charles V and Spain)., mentioning "shipments which I have...

Preis: 6.000 $ - 8.000 $

Datum: 29.05.1998

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 campaign (1809): "My son, I have heard of a report of the Minister of External Affairs highly...

Preis: 1.500 $ - 2.000 $

Datum: 29.05.1998

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 paper-backed blue paper boards, UNCUT, some quires unopened (spine lacking, front cover partly loose...

Preis: 4.500 $ - 5.500 $

Datum: 29.05.1998

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 Tahiti since 1891, is considering, for a variety of reasons, moving to the even more remote Marquesa...

Preis: 4.500 $ - 5.500 $

Datum: 29.05.1998

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 historiated and ornamental initials and head- and tailpieces, wodocut devices on title and colophon page, the...

Preis: 18.000 $ - 25.000 $

Datum: 29.05.1998

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 commendatory poem by Jacobus Sentinus, g10r poem and verse colophon by Johannes Santritter, g10v blank). 58...

Preis: 10.000 $ - 15.000 $

Datum: 29.05.1998

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. Loosely inserted in a copy of: Margaret Bingham STILLWELL. Gutenberg and the Catholicon of 1460...

Preis: 2.000 $ - 3.000 $

Datum: 29.05.1998

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 leaves, c1-V8 foliated (with errors) 3-295. 59 lines plus headline, shoulder notes. Types 1:83(80)G...

Preis: 10.000 $ - 15.000 $

Datum: 29.05.1998