Auction 06.06.2001

Christie's
London, King Street

Date of the auction: 06.06.2001

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ANTONINUS FLORENTINUS (1389-1459). Chronicon, partes I-III . Nuremberg...

ANTONINUS FLORENTINUS (1389-1459). Chronicon, partes I-III . Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 31 July 1484. 3 volumes, royal 2° (374 x 265mm). Collation: I: [1-2 6 3-6 8 7-37 6 38 6 ] (1/1 blank, 1/2r chapter summaries for pt. I, 2/6 blank, 3/1r prologue, 3/2r title list, 3/3r text part I, 37/6 blank

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000

Date: 6 Jun 2001

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BESSARION (Johannes Basilius of Trebizond, 1403-1472, Cardinal). Adversus...

BESSARION (Johannes Basilius of Trebizond, 1403-1472, Cardinal). Adversus calumniatorem Platonis . - Correctio librorum Platonis de legibus Georgio Trapezuntio interprete . - De natura et arte . Rome: Conradus Sweynheym and Arnoldus Pannartz, [before 28 August 1469]. Median 2° (280 x 197mm

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £50,000 - £80,000

Date: 6 Jun 2001

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BIBLIA LATINA. Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 14 April 1478.

BIBLIA LATINA. Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 14 April 1478. Royal 2° (412 x 2879m). Collation: [1 12 2-22 10 23-24 6 25-36 10 37-38 6 39-41 10 42-43 8 44-48 10 49 6 ] (1/1r blank, 1/1v contents, 1/2r Genesis-Psalms, 25/1r Proverbs-Maccabees, 39/1r Gospels, 44/1r Pauline Epistles, Acts, Catholic

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £7,000 - £10,000

Date: 6 Jun 2001

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DANTE Alighieri (1265-1321). Le Terze Rime . Venice: Aldus Manutius, August...

DANTE Alighieri (1265-1321). Le Terze Rime . Venice: Aldus Manutius, August 1502. Aldine 8° (162 x 98mm). Collation: a-z 8 A-G 8 H 4 (a1r title, a1v subtitle, l2 blank, x3v blank, H4v blank). 242 leaves (of 244, lacking title and without blank l2). (Minor marginal worming in 4 lvs., short marginal

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £5,000 - £8,000

Date: 6 Jun 2001

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EUSEBIUS Cremonensis (St., attributed to). Epistola de morte Hieronymi , in...

EUSEBIUS Cremonensis (St., attributed to). Epistola de morte Hieronymi , in Dutch. - AUGUSTINUS, Aurelius (St., attributed to). Epistola ad Cyrillum de magnificentiis Hieronymi , in Dutch. - CYRILLUS (St., attributed to). Epistola de miraculis Hieronymi , in Dutch. Hasselt: [Peregrinus Barmentlo], 2

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £40,000 - £60,000

Date: 6 Jun 2001

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HILARIUS (St., d.367?). Opera complura . Paris: Joannes Badius Ascenius, 10...

HILARIUS (St., d.367?). Opera complura . Paris: Joannes Badius Ascenius, 10 September 1501 - 9 January 1511. Title printed in red and black, Roman type, double column. Woodcut Badé device on title, historiated and ornamental criblé initials. [ Bound with :] JOANNES DAMASCENUS (St., c.675-c.756

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £15,000 - £20,000

Date: 6 Jun 2001

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PFINTZING, Melchior (1481-1535). Die geuerlicheiten und einsteils der...

PFINTZING, Melchior (1481-1535). Die geuerlicheiten und einsteils der geschichten des loblichen streytparen und hochberumbton helds und Ritters herz Tewrdannckhs . Nuremberg: Hans Schönsperger the Elder, [1517]. 2° (334 x 230mm). Calligraphic type attributed to the design of Vinzenz Rockner, court

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £18,000 - £22,000

Date: 6 Jun 2001

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PSALTER, with canticles, in Greek and Latin. Edited by Joannes Crastonus...

PSALTER, with canticles, in Greek and Latin. Edited by Joannes Crastonus (fl. 15th century). Milan: [Bonus Accursius], 20 September 1481. Royal half-sheet 4° (243 x 188mm). Collation: π 2 a-x 8 y-z 6 (π1-2 editor's dedicatory letter to Ludovicus Donatus, Bishop of Bergamo, a1r text, z6r colophon

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 6 Jun 2001

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RODERICUS ZAMORENSIS (1404-1470). Speculum vitae humanae . Augsburg...

RODERICUS ZAMORENSIS (1404-1470). Speculum vitae humanae . Augsburg: Günther Zainer, 11 January 1471. Collation: [1-12 10 13 8 ] (1/1r dedicatory address to Pope Paul II, 1/2v preface, 1/4r chapter table, 1/8r text, 13/5v commendatory verse, colophon, 13/6 table). 128 leaves. 35 lines. Type: 2:118B

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £70,000 - £100,000

Date: 6 Jun 2001

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YNOI, François (fl. c. 1512).] Les Avertissemens es trois estats du mde...

YNOI, François (fl. c. 1512).] Les Avertissemens es trois estats du mde selon la signification de ung monstre ne lan mille. v. ce[n]s &. xii. Par lequels on pourra prendre avis a soy regir a tousioursmais . Valence, Dauphiny: Jehan Belon, 18 September 1513. 4° (223 x 158mm). Title with woodcut

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £7,000 - £10,000

Date: 6 Jun 2001

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ADAM, Robert (1728-1792). Ruins of the Palace of the Emperor Diocletian at...

ADAM, Robert (1728-1792). Ruins of the Palace of the Emperor Diocletian at Spalatro in Dalmatia . [London:] for the author, 1764. 2° (516 x 366mm). 61 numbered engraved plates on 54 leaves, 6 folding and 8 double-page, by F. Bartolozzi, E. Rooker, F. Patton, P. Santini, A. Walker, D. Cunego, J

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £3,000 - £4,000

Date: 6 Jun 2001

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CAMPBELL, Colin (fl. 1715-1729), John WOOLFE (d. 1793) and James GANDON...

CAMPBELL, Colin (fl. 1715-1729), John WOOLFE (d. 1793) and James GANDON (1743-1823). Vitruvius Britannicus; or, The British Architect, containing the plans, elevations, and sections of the regular buildings, both publick and private, in Great Britain. London: [1731]-1767-1771. 2° (478 x 290mm

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 6 Jun 2001

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CAUVET, Gilles Paul (1731-1788). Recueil D'Ornemens A L'Usage Des Jeunes...

CAUVET, Gilles Paul (1731-1788). Recueil D'Ornemens A L'Usage Des Jeunes Artistes Qui Se Destinent A La Décoration Des Bâtimens . Paris: G.P. Cauvet, 1777. 2° (543 x 373mm). Engraved title with arms of the dedicatee, Louis comte de Provence, engraved frontispiece by Le Roy after Taraval, engraved

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 6 Jun 2001

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ENTRÉE, Henri II into Rouen, October I, 1550 -- Cest la dedvction du...

ENTRÉE, Henri II into Rouen, October I, 1550 -- Cest la dedvction du sumptueux ordre plaisantz spectacles et magnifiqves theatres . Rouen: J. Le Prest for R. Le Hoy and R. and Jean Du Gort, December 9, 1551. 4° (220 x 159mm). Roman type. Title in decorative form with leaf ornament at the beginning

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £18,000 - £22,000

Date: 6 Jun 2001

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EUROPEAN PALACES AND CASTLES--An album containing 367 engraved plates on...

EUROPEAN PALACES AND CASTLES--An album containing 367 engraved plates on 350 sheets, 141 hand-coloured, 41 double-page, 8 double-page folding, some heightened with gold. [The Netherlands: 17th- early 18th-centuries.]. 2° (525 x 345mm). (Occasional light staining or marking, some plates with short

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £12,000 - £16,000

Date: 6 Jun 2001

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FALCONRY -- La Fauconnerie ou Essaie sur la Chasse du Vol, Contenant les...

FALCONRY -- La Fauconnerie ou Essaie sur la Chasse du Vol, Contenant les Considerations sur la Chasse en Général, Une Liste des Auteurs qui ont Ecrie sur La Fauconnerie, l'Analyse de quelques uns de leurs Ouvrages, des Anecdotes et Faits Curieux qui sont relatifes à Cette Chasse; les Détails pour

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000

Date: 6 Jun 2001

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GRAEVIUS, Johann Georg (1632-1703). Thesaurus antiquitatum Romanarum...

GRAEVIUS, Johann Georg (1632-1703). Thesaurus antiquitatum Romanarum . Utrecht and Leiden: Frans Halma and Pieter van der Aa, 1694-1699. 12 volumes, 2° (395 x 255mm). Half-title to volume I, titles printed in red and black with engraved vignettes, engraved additional titles. 226 engraved plates

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000

Date: 6 Jun 2001

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HERRICK, Robert (1591-1674). Hesperides; or, The Works both humane and...

HERRICK, Robert (1591-1674). Hesperides; or, The Works both humane and divine . London: John Williams and Francis Eglesfield, 1648. 2 parts in one volume, 8° (167 x 99mm). Engraved frontispiece portrait by William Marshall, woodcut device of a crown on title. With the errata leaf, and separate title

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £7,000 - £10,000

Date: 6 Jun 2001

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HORN BOOK -- Creation woodcut, first used in the Coverdale Bible [Cologne...

HORN BOOK -- Creation woodcut, first used in the Coverdale Bible [Cologne and/or Marburg: Eucharius Cervicornus and Johannes Soter?, 1535], mounted on a wooden paddle (280 x 165mm) and glazed with horn, affixed with leather strips secured by 'rose-head' iron tacks, the handle incised with a cross

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 6 Jun 2001

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MOLIÈRE, Jean Baptiste Poquelin de (1622-1673). Oeuvres . Edited by...

MOLIÈRE, Jean Baptiste Poquelin de (1622-1673). Oeuvres . Edited by Marc-Antoine Joly. Paris: [Pierre Prault], 1734. 6 volumes, 4° (285 x 205mm). Half-titles, titles with engraved vignettes. Volume II with pre- and postliminary blanks, III-VI with preliminary blanks. Engraved portrait frontispiece

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £5,000 - £7,000

Date: 6 Jun 2001

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NASH, John (1752-1835). Illustrations of Her Majesty's palace at Brighton...

NASH, John (1752-1835). Illustrations of Her Majesty's palace at Brighton, formerly the Pavilion: executed under the superintendence of John Nash . London: J.B. Nichols & Son, sold also by R. Loder and James Taylor of Brighton, 1838. 2° (520 x 370mm). 66 plates on 59 leaves, comprising 31

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 6 Jun 2001

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PYNE, William Henry (1769-1843). The History of the Royal Residences...

PYNE, William Henry (1769-1843). The History of the Royal Residences . London: L. Harrison for A. Dry, 1819. 3 volumes, large 4° (402 x 314mm). 100 hand-coloured aquatint plates by T. Sutherland, R. Reeve, W.J. Bennett, D. Havell and J. Baily after C. Wild (59), J. Stephanoff (25), R. Cattermole

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 6 Jun 2001

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REPTON, Humphrey (1752-1818). Observations on the theory and practice of...

REPTON, Humphrey (1752-1818). Observations on the theory and practice of landscape gardening, including some remarks on Grecian and Gothic architecture . London: T. Bensley for J. Taylor, 1805. 4° (337 x 262mm). Stipple engraved portrait by W. Holl after S. Shelley and 27 plates, including 22

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 6 Jun 2001

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SAINCTE AULAIRE, François de. La Favconnerie ... divisee en hvict parties...

SAINCTE AULAIRE, François de. La Favconnerie ... divisee en hvict parties. Avec un bref discovrs sur la loüange de la chasse et exhortation aux chasseurs. Paris: Robert Foüet, 1619. 4° (225 x 165mm). Title in red and black with engraved device by L. Gaultier, 25 woodcuts of hawking implements, with

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £7,000 - £10,000

Date: 6 Jun 2001

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THOMSON, James (1700-1748). The Seasons . London: T. Bensley and V. Figgins...

THOMSON, James (1700-1748). The Seasons . London: T. Bensley and V. Figgins for P.W. Tomkins, '1797' [1798]. 2° (464 x 372mm). Half-title. Line-engraved calligraphic dedication by H. Ashby after T. Tomkins, hand-coloured stipple- and line-engraved frontispiece, 6 plates and 14 illustrations by F

Lot #: 31

Estimate: £5,000 - £7,000

Date: 6 Jun 2001

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FERDINAND III (King of Hungary, Holy Roman Emperor, 1637-1657). Grant of...

FERDINAND III (King of Hungary, Holy Roman Emperor, 1637-1657). Grant of arms, issued and signed by Ferdinand III in favour of John Voykffy of Klokocz and Voikovich, Vienna, 3 June 1655, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM, in Latin, 300 x 250 mm . Nine leaves, blanks, 25 lines per page written in

Lot #: 34

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 6 Jun 2001

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LEAR, Edward (1812-1888). A collection of illustrated limericks...

LEAR, Edward (1812-1888). A collection of illustrated limericks, caricatures and letters addressed to Mrs [George] Clive, comprising: Two autograph letters signed to Mrs Clive, Villa Emily, San Remo, 28 March 1875 and 19 March 1879, the first illustrated with a self-caricature walking with two

Lot #: 35

Estimate: £7,000 - £10,000

Date: 6 Jun 2001

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MAXIMILIAN I (Archduke of Austria, King of Germany from 1486, Holy Roman...

MAXIMILIAN I (Archduke of Austria, King of Germany from 1486, Holy Roman Emperor, 1493-1519). Autograph letter signed ('Maxi[milian]us'), addressed to the Governor of Holland, n.p. [Ghent?], incompletely dated, 'Escript de n[ost]re main Salmedy lan lxxxiii' [1483], 10 lines in French written in

Lot #: 36

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 6 Jun 2001

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MOZART, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-1791). Autograph manuscript, working draft...

MOZART, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-1791). Autograph manuscript, working draft of an unfinished movement in G major for piano duet, K.357/500a, n.p. [Vienna], n.d. [1791], breaking off after 161 bars in 2/4 time, in brown ink on three systems of four staves per page, frequent erasures and a few

Lot #: 37

Estimate: £50,000 - £70,000

Date: 6 Jun 2001

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PEEL, Sir Robert (1788-1850). Series of approximately six hundred and...

PEEL, Sir Robert (1788-1850). Series of approximately six hundred and seventeen autograph letters, most signed ('Robert Peel', 'R. Peel' and 'Robert') to John Wilson Croker, mostly Dublin, Whitehall and Drayton Manor, 27 July 1810 - 15 January 1847 and n.d. (several letters incomplete, lacking first

Lot #: 39

Estimate: £25,000 - £35,000

Date: 6 Jun 2001