Auction 14.12.2000

Christie's
New York, Rockefeller Center

Date of the auction: 14.12.2000

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AESCHYLUS (525-456 B.C.). Tragoediae , in Greek. Glasgow: Andrew Foulis for...

AESCHYLUS (525-456 B.C.). Tragoediae , in Greek. Glasgow: Andrew Foulis for the Academy, 1795. [Interleaved with:] FLAXMAN, John (1775-1826), artist. Compositions from the Tragedies of Aeschylus, designed by John Flaxman, engraved by Thomas Piroli. The Original Drawings in the possession of the

Lot #: 2

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,000

Date: 14 Dec 2000

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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 o (156 x 94 mm). 244 leaves. Italic type 1:80. Woodcut dolphin and anchor device (Fletcher no. 2) on verso of last leaf. Spaces for initials with guide letters. This copy with the usual setting of quires a-c

Lot #: 3

Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000

Date: 14 Dec 2000

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SOPHOCLES. Tragoediae septem cum commentariis , in Greek. Edited by John...

SOPHOCLES. Tragoediae septem cum commentariis , in Greek. Edited by John Gregoropoulos of Crete. Venice: at the Academy of Aldus of Rome, August 1502 [or the following winter]. Aldine 8 o (152 x 94 mm). 196 leaves, including 3 blanks. Types 1:80 italic, 4:79 Greek, cut by Francesco Griffo. General

Lot #: 4

Estimate: US$7,000 - US$9,000

Date: 14 Dec 2000

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HOMER. [Volume I of the Opera :] Ilias . - HERODUTUS; PLUTARCH. Vitae...

HOMER. [Volume I of the Opera :] Ilias . - HERODUTUS; PLUTARCH. Vitae Homeri , in Greek. Edited by Aldus Manutius. [Venice: Aldus Manutius, not before 31 October 1504]. Aldine 8 o (163 x 100 mm). 278, 56 leaves. Types: 1:80 Italic, 90 Greek. Woodcut device on title. Initial spaces with guide

Lot #: 5

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$7,000

Date: 14 Dec 2000

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PINDAR (522?-443 B.C.). [Odes]. Olympia. Pythia. Nemea. Isthmia...

PINDAR (522?-443 B.C.). [Odes]. Olympia. Pythia. Nemea. Isthmia . - CALLIMACHUS. Hymni . - DIONYSIUS PERIEGETES. De situ orbis . - LYCOPHRON. Alexandra, obscurum poema , in Greek. Edited by Aldus Manutius. Venice: Aldus Manutius and his father-in-law Andreas Asulanus, January 1513. Aldine 8 o (156 x

Lot #: 6

Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000

Date: 14 Dec 2000

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PINDAR (522?-443 B.C.). [Odes]. Olympia. Pythia. Nemea. Isthmia...

PINDAR (522?-443 B.C.). [Odes]. Olympia. Pythia. Nemea. Isthmia . - CALLIMACHUS. Hymni . - DIONYSIUS PERIEGETES. De situ orbis . - LYCOPHRON. Alexandra, obscurum poema , in Greek. Edited by Aldus Manutius. Venice: Aldus Manutius and his father-in-law Andreas Asulanus, January 1513. Aldine 8 o (155 x

Lot #: 7

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 14 Dec 2000

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STRABO (64/63 B.C.-ca. 25 A.D.). De situ orbis , in Greek. Edited by...

STRABO (64/63 B.C.-ca. 25 A.D.). De situ orbis , in Greek. Edited by Benedictus Tyrrhenus (15th/16th century). Venice: Andreas Torresanus at the Aldine Press, November 1516. Aldine 2 o (302 x 201 mm). 198 leaves. Types: 79 Greek, 90 Greek, 80 italic, cut by Francesco Griffo. Woodcut headpieces

Lot #: 8

Estimate: US$15,000 - US$25,000

Date: 14 Dec 2000

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AESCHYLUS (525-456 B.C.). Tragoediae sex , in Greek. Edited by Franciscus...

AESCHYLUS (525-456 B.C.). Tragoediae sex , in Greek. Edited by Franciscus Asulanus. Venice: Andreas Torresanus at the Aldine Press, February 1518. Aldine 8 o (158 x 100 mm). Greek type, editor's Latin preface to the reader in italic type. Woodcut device on title-page and final verso. (Traces of

Lot #: 9

Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000

Date: 14 Dec 2000

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ARNAULD, Antoine (1612-1694) and Pierre NICOLE (1625-1695)]. La Logique ou...

ARNAULD, Antoine (1612-1694) and Pierre NICOLE (1625-1695)]. La Logique ou l'art de penser: contenant, outre les Regles communes, plusieurs observations nouvelles, propres à former le iugement . Paris: Charles Savreux, 1662. 12 o (143 x 87 mm). Collation: A-V 1 2. 240 leaves, paginated 1-473 [7

Lot #: 10

Estimate: US$6,000 - US$8,000

Date: 14 Dec 2000

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AUDUBON, John James (1785-1851). The Birds of America, from Drawings made...

AUDUBON, John James (1785-1851). The Birds of America, from Drawings made in the United States and their Territories . New York: J.J. Audubon, Philadelphia: J.B. Chevalier, [1839-]1840-1844. 7 volumes, royal 8 o (256 x 166 mm). Subscriber's lists. (Lacks half-titles, occasional spotting to text

Lot #: 13

Estimate: US$25,000 - US$30,000

Date: 14 Dec 2000

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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: V.G. Audubon, 1856. 7 volumes, royal 8 o (275 x 175 mm). Half-titles. (Without the half-titles in volumes 6 and 7, some scattered foxing to text, heaviest in the first two volumes

Lot #: 14

Estimate: US$8,000 - US$12,000

Date: 14 Dec 2000

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AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES. THE QUADRUPEDS OF NORTH AMERICA . NEW YORK: V.G...

AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES. THE QUADRUPEDS OF NORTH AMERICA . NEW YORK: V.G. AUDUBON, 1852-51-54. 3 VOLUMES, IMPERIAL 8 O (260 X 174 MM). HALF-TITLE IN VOLUME I AND INDEXES IN ALL 3 VOLUMES. (SOME SCATTERED SPOTTING.) 154 (OF 155) TINTED AND HAND-COLORED LITHOGRAPHIC PLATES AFTER J.J. AUDUBON AND J.W

Lot #: 15

Estimate: US$6,000 - US$8,000

Date: 14 Dec 2000

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BLAKE, William (1757-1827). A fine collection of editions published by the...

BLAKE, William (1757-1827). A fine collection of editions published by the Trianon Press, London, Paris and Clairvaux, most facsimiles of Blake's illuminated books, ALL LIMITED EDITIONS, comprising: Songs of Innocence , 1954. Number 246 of 1,600 copies. -- Songs of Innocence and Experience . 1955

Lot #: 16

Estimate: US$3,500 - US$4,500

Date: 14 Dec 2000

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BORELLI, Giovanni Alfonso (1608-1679). De motu animalium . Rome: Angelo...

BORELLI, Giovanni Alfonso (1608-1679). De motu animalium . Rome: Angelo Bernabo, 1680-81. 2 volumes, 4 o (212 x 151 mm). 18 folding engraved plates. (Moderate browning to approximately 12 signatures, small stain in lower margin of volume three to signatures G-Dd, some occasional spotting

Lot #: 18

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$7,000

Date: 14 Dec 2000

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BOSWELL, James. The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. London: Henry Baldwin for...

BOSWELL, James. The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. London: Henry Baldwin for Charles Dilly, 1791. 2 volumes, 4 o (256 x 206 mm). Stipple-engraved portrait and 2 plates. Deep purple straight-grained morocco, covers with gilt-floral borders, spines gilt, gilt edges (some minor wear to extremities

Lot #: 19

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$4,000

Date: 14 Dec 2000

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BROWNING, Elizabeth Barrett (1806-1861). Autograph manuscript signed...

BROWNING, Elizabeth Barrett (1806-1861). Autograph manuscript signed ("Elizabeth Barrett Browning") of the poem "Parting Lovers, Sienna," comprising 75 lines, titled at the head on page 1. 2½ pp., 8vo, written on page 1 ,3 and 4 of a four-page gathering, each stanza numbered by the poet, tipped to a

Lot #: 20

Estimate: US$6,000 - US$8,000

Date: 14 Dec 2000

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BURNS, Robert (1759-1796). Autograph manuscript signed ("Robert Burns"), of...

BURNS, Robert (1759-1796). Autograph manuscript signed ("Robert Burns"), of his satirical poem "The Inventory" (here without title), subtitled "Answer to a Mandate sent by the surveyor of windows, carriages, &c to each farmer, ordering them to send a signed list of their horses, servants, wheel

Lot #: 22

Estimate: US$10,000 - US$15,000

Date: 14 Dec 2000

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BURNS, Robert. Autograph manuscript of the poem "Yon high mossy mountains...

BURNS, Robert. Autograph manuscript of the poem "Yon high mossy mountains, sae lofty & wide...," comprising 5 four-line stanzas, n.p., n.d. [ca. 1787?]. 1 full page, 4to, neatly hinged to a guard and bound (with a related letter of 1829, see Provenance) in burgundy morocco gilt, by Sangorski

Lot #: 23

Estimate: US$7,000 - US$12,000

Date: 14 Dec 2000

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CAMPBELL, Colen (1676-1729). Vitruvius Britannicus, or the British...

CAMPBELL, Colen (1676-1729). Vitruvius Britannicus, or the British Architect, Containing the Plans, Elevations, and Sections of the Regular Buildings, both Publick and Private, in Great Britain ... In III Volumes . London, [ circa ?1751]. Three volumes. -- [Continued as:] WOOLFE, John (d. 1793) and

Lot #: 24

Estimate: US$12,000 - US$18,000

Date: 14 Dec 2000

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CHANDLER, Raymond (1888-1959). Typed letter signed ("Raymond Chandler") to...

CHANDLER, Raymond (1888-1959). Typed letter signed ("Raymond Chandler") to William Gault, writer of mystery and genre fiction, La Jolla, California, 8 March 1956. 1 page, 4to, single-spaced, Chandler's address imprinted at top, a little wrinkled, a slight marginal tear. "I NEVER HEARD OF A COMIC

Lot #: 26

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 14 Dec 2000

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CHURCHILL, Sir Winston S. (1874-1965). AN EXTENSIVE COLLECTION OF 28 FIRST...

CHURCHILL, Sir Winston S. (1874-1965). AN EXTENSIVE COLLECTION OF 28 FIRST EDITIONS, FINELY BOUND. All London. Comprising: The Story of the Malakand Field Force . 1898. Woods A1a. -- The River War . 1899. Two volumes. Woods A2a. -- Savrola . 1900. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION. Woods A3b.-- London to

Lot #: 27

Estimate: US$20,000 - US$30,000

Date: 14 Dec 2000

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CONRAD, Joseph (1857-1924). Autograph letter signed ("K.N. Korzeniowski...

CONRAD, Joseph (1857-1924). Autograph letter signed ("K.N. Korzeniowski," his Polish name) to [Joseph Spiridion Kliszczewski in Cardiff, Wales]; written during a six-week stay in port at Calcutta on a homeward bound voyage from Singapore, 19 December 1885. 6 pages, 8vo, in dark brown ink, an inch

Lot #: 28

Estimate: US$8,000 - US$12,000

Date: 14 Dec 2000

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CONRAD, Joseph. Autograph letter signed ("Joseph Conrad") TO HIS PUBLISHER...

CONRAD, Joseph. Autograph letter signed ("Joseph Conrad") TO HIS PUBLISHER T. FISHER UNWIN, written from "Ile-Grande, par Lannion, (Cotes-du-Nord)" on the Brittany coast, 9 April 1896. 8 PAGES, 8vo, in dark brown ink, slight fold creases . "I SHALL REFORM -- BUT I SHALL NEVER, NEVER REPENT!" A very

Lot #: 29

Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000

Date: 14 Dec 2000

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CONRAD, Joseph. The Nigger of the "Narcissus." A Tale of the Sea . London...

CONRAD, Joseph. The Nigger of the "Narcissus." A Tale of the Sea . London: Heinemann: 1898. 8 o. Original grey cloth, gilt-lettered, gilt life preserver on front cover, uncut; half morocco folding case. First English Edition of Conrad's third novel (published earlier in America as The Children of

Lot #: 30

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 14 Dec 2000

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CONRAD, Joseph. 'Twixt Land and Sea . London: Dent, 1912. 8 o. Original...

CONRAD, Joseph. 'Twixt Land and Sea . London: Dent, 1912. 8 o. Original green cloth, top edges stained green (spine a little faded, slight natural discoloration to free endpapers). FIRST EDITION, THE RARE FIRST ISSUE BINDING (consisting of perhaps as few as 20 copies) with "Freya of the Secret

Lot #: 32

Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000

Date: 14 Dec 2000

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CONRAD, Joseph. 'Twixt Land and Sea . London: Dent, 1912. 8 o. Original...

CONRAD, Joseph. 'Twixt Land and Sea . London: Dent, 1912. 8 o. Original vertical-ribbed green cloth (spine faded). FIRST EDITION, second issue binding with "Secret" on front cover buffed out and "Seven" stamped over it. PRESENTATION COPY TO HIS LITERARY AGENT, inscribed by the author on front free

Lot #: 33

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 14 Dec 2000

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CONRAD, Joseph. Victory. An Island Tale . London: Methuen, [1915]. 8 o...

CONRAD, Joseph. Victory. An Island Tale . London: Methuen, [1915]. 8 o. Original red cloth (spine faded, front cover a bit stained, slightly shaken). First English Edition, published six months after the American, early state with a comma in the imprint, 32-page publisher's catalogue at end dated

Lot #: 34

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 14 Dec 2000

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CONRAD, Joseph. Within the Tides . London: Dent, 1915. 8 o. Original green...

CONRAD, Joseph. Within the Tides . London: Dent, 1915. 8 o. Original green linen-grained cloth (front inner hinge a bit tender, natural darkening to free endpapers). FIRST EDITION of these four maritime tales, the binding variant in linen-grained cloth (the majority are in vertically ribbed cloth

Lot #: 35

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 14 Dec 2000

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CONRAD, Joseph. Autograph letter signed ("J. Conrad") to "Dearest Old...

CONRAD, Joseph. Autograph letter signed ("J. Conrad") to "Dearest Old Fellow," London, [5?] March 1915. 2 pages, 8vo, both sides of a sheet, recto browned . "...I went to the Dth office on Tues. [possibly Conrad's publisher Dent?] to unearth you, promising myself to see something of you after all

Lot #: 36

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 14 Dec 2000

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CONRAD, Joseph. The Shadow-Line. A Confession . London: Dent, [1917]. 8 o...

CONRAD, Joseph. The Shadow-Line. A Confession . London: Dent, [1917]. 8 o original decorated light green cloth (spine a trifle soiled). FIRST EDITION. PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed by the author on front free endpaper: "John Millais from his friend J. Conrad. March 1917." Cagle A21a(1); Smith 21

Lot #: 37

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 14 Dec 2000