Fine Books and Manuscripts

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Date of the auction: 13.06.2019

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DARWIN, CHARLES. 1809-1882.

DARWIN, CHARLES. 1809-1882. On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection. London: John Murray, 1860. 8vo (197 x 123 mm). Half-title, folding lithographic diagram by William West after Darwin, uncut and partially unopened. 32-page publisher's catalogue at rear dated January 1860

Lot #: 2

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

Date: 13 Jun 2019

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DARWIN, CHARLES. 1809-1882.

DARWIN, CHARLES. 1809-1882. On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection. London: John Murray, 1860. 8vo (197 x 123 mm). Half-title, folding lithographic diagram by William West after Darwin, uncut and partially unopened. 32-page publisher's catalogue at rear dated January 1860

Lot #: 3

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

Date: 13 Jun 2019

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DARWIN, CHARLES. 1809-1882.

DARWIN, CHARLES. 1809-1882. On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection. New York: D. Appleton & Company, 1860. 8vo (196 x 123 mm). Folding lithographed diagram. Publisher's blind-stamped brown cloth, gilt title on spine, brown coated endpapers. Custom half morocco folding case. Slightly

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

Date: 13 Jun 2019

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DARWIN, CHARLES. 1809-1882.

DARWIN, CHARLES. 1809-1882. Autograph Letter Signed ("Ch. Darwin") arranging for a new American edition of Origin of Species to Charles Layton, Appleton's London agent, 3 pp, 8vo (bifolium), on Down letterhead ("Bromley" crossed out), Beckenham, November 26, [1869], housed in a printed gray

Lot #: 5

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

Date: 13 Jun 2019

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ADAMS, RICHARD. 1920-2016.

The Property of Nicole and William M. Keck II ADAMS, RICHARD. 1920-2016. Watership Down. London: Rex Collings, 1972. 8vo. Folding map at back. Publisher's tan cloth gilt, pictorial dustjacket printed in black on ochre-colored paper. Custom quarter green morocco and cloth box. Corners slightly

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Estimate: US$600 - US$800

Date: 13 Jun 2019

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ADAMS, RICHARD. 1920-2016.

The Property of Nicole and William M. Keck II ADAMS, RICHARD. 1920-2016. Watership Down. London: Penguin Books, 1976. 8vo. Illustrations by John Lawrence, folding map at back. Original green morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, upper cover gilt-blocked with a design of two rabbits, gilt-decorated

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

Date: 13 Jun 2019

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AESOP. c.620-560 B.C.

The Property of Nicole and William M. Keck II AESOP. c.620-560 B.C. DETMOLD, EDWARD. 1883-1957. Illustrator. The Fables of Aesop. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1909. 4to. 25 tipped-in color plates. Publisher's white cloth pictorially gilt, top edge gilt, other edges uncut. Quarter morocco and cloth

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Estimate: US$500 - US$800

Date: 13 Jun 2019

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ASTAIRE, FRED. 1899-1987.

The Property of Nicole and William M. Keck II ASTAIRE, FRED. 1899-1987. Steps in Time. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1959. Publisher's black cloth lettered in silver and decorated in blind on top cover, pictorial dust jacket. Jacket soiled, with a few tears, fingermarks. FIRST EDITION, ADVANCE COPY

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Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 13 Jun 2019

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AUSTEN, JANE. 1775-1817.

The Property of Nicole and William M. Keck II AUSTEN, JANE. 1775-1817. Jane Austen's Novels. London: J.M. Dent and Company, 1892. 10 volumes. 8vo. 31 illustrations. Uniform modern quarter tan calf and marbled boards by Asprey, spines with 5 raised bands, ruled and titled in gilt, marbled endpapers

Lot #: 10¤

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 13 Jun 2019

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BAKST, LÉON. 1866-1924.

The Property of Nicole and William M. Keck II BAKST, LÉON. 1866-1924. L'oeuvre de Léon Bakst pour la belle au Bois Dormant. Paris: de Brunoff, 1922. Folio (392 x 292 mm). Frontispiece portrait of Bakst after Picasso, 54 mounted color plates and 2 mounted color illustrations in text, captioned tissue

Lot #: 11¤

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 13 Jun 2019

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BAKST, LÉON. 1866-1924.

The Property of Nicole and William M. Keck II BAKST, LÉON. 1866-1924. The Designs of Léon Bakst for the Sleeping Princess. London: Benn Brothers, 1923. Folio (385 x 288 mm). Preface by André Levinson. Illustrated with a full-page portrait of Bakst after a drawing by PABLO PICASSO; 54 mounted color

Lot #: 12¤

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

Date: 13 Jun 2019

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BEARDSLEY, AUBREY. 1872-1898.

The Property of Nicole and William M. Keck II BEARDSLEY, AUBREY. 1872-1898. MALORY, THOMAS. 1415-1471. The Birth, Life, and Acts of King Arthur. [London: J.M. Dent], 1893-94. 2 vols. 4to. 2 photogravure frontispieces, 18 wood-engraved plates, illustrations, chapter headings, borders and initials

Lot #: 13¤

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

Date: 13 Jun 2019

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BEAUMONT, EDOUARD DE. 1821-1888.

The Property of Nicole and William M. Keck II BEAUMONT, EDOUARD DE. 1821-1888. [PERRAULT, CHARLES. 1628-1703.] Cinderella and the Two Gifts. Asnieres: Boussod Valadon & Co., 1886. Folio. Color lithographic frontispiece and 32 illustrations in text after drawings by Beaumont. Contemporary deluxe tan

Lot #: 14¤

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

Date: 13 Jun 2019

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BEAUMONT, EDOUARD DE. 1821-1888.

The Property of Nicole and William M. Keck II BEAUMONT, EDOUARD DE. 1821-1888. [PERRAULT, CHARLES. 1628-1703.] Cinderella and the Two Gifts. London: Boussod, Valadon & Co., 1887. Folio. 35 leaves with 33 illustrations (two blanks and one page of text only) featuring color lithographic illustrations

Lot #: 15¤

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

Date: 13 Jun 2019

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BEMELMANS, LUDWIG. 1898-1962.

The Property of Nicole and William M. Keck II BEMELMANS, LUDWIG. 1898-1962. Madeline's Rescue. New York: The Viking Press, 1953. 4to. Publisher's red cloth printed in black, color dust jacket. Contained in half morocco gilt case by Asprey. Dust jacket spine ends chipped, light browning. FIRST

Lot #: 16¤

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 13 Jun 2019

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[BERNHARDT, SARAH. 1844-1923.]

The Property of Nicole and William M. Keck II [BERNHARDT, SARAH. 1844-1923.] BAPST, GERMAIN. 1853-1921. Essai sur l'Histoire du Theatre. Paris: Library Hachette, 1893. 4to. 85 illustrations. Contemporary quarter red morocco and marbled boards, spine gilt in 6 compartments with gilt titles

Lot #: 17¤

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

Date: 13 Jun 2019

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BIBLE: FINE PRESS.

The Property of Nicole and William M. Keck II BIBLE: FINE PRESS. The Holy Bible. Boston: Hinkley Co./Merrymount Press, [1905]. 14 volumes. Large 8vo. Illustrated with photogravure plates after old masters, captioned tissue guards. Later blue morocco gilt, gilt stamped cross motifs on covers with red

Lot #: 18¤

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

Date: 13 Jun 2019

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BINDINGS.

The Property of Nicole and William M. Keck II BINDINGS. BRANSOM, PAUL. 1885-1979. COOPER, FREDERIC TABER. 1864-1937. An Argosy of Fables. New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, [1921]. 4to. 24 tipped-in color plates by Paul Bransom. Deluxe red morocco gilt by Chelsea bindery, multi-colored pictorial

Lot #: 19¤

Estimate: US$600 - US$800

Date: 13 Jun 2019

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BINDINGS.

The Property of Nicole and William M. Keck II BINDINGS. A lot of 3 titles, comprising: 1. A' KEMPIS, THOMAS. 1380-1471. Of the Imitation of Christ. London: Chatto and Windus, 1908. 8vo. Illustrated by W. Russell Flint. Modern red morocco gilt, gilt-decorated dentelles, marbled endpapers, top edge

Lot #: 20¤

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 13 Jun 2019

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BINDINGS.

The Property of Nicole and William M. Keck II BINDINGS. Group lot of miscellaneous books in fine or decorative bindings, including: ROPER, WILLIAM. Vita d.Thomae Mori Equitis Aurati, 1716. * CHAGALL, MARC. My Life. 1960. Signed "Marc Chagall, Vence 1961 on title page. * POTTER, BEATRIX. The Pie and

Lot #: 21W ¤

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 13 Jun 2019

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BINDINGS.

The Property of Nicole and William M. Keck II BINDINGS. PALEY, WILLIAM. 1743-1805. The Principles of Moral and Political Philosophy. London: R. Faulder, 1806. 6 volumes. 8vo (210 x 131 mm). Contemporary speckled calf, black morocco gilt spine labels, gilt ruling on spines. Some chipping and wear

Lot #: 22¤

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 13 Jun 2019

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BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER, AND ADMINISTRATION OF THE SACRAMENTS.

The Property of Nicole and William M. Keck II BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER, AND ADMINISTRATION OF THE SACRAMENTS. Cambridge: John Smith, 1811. Folio (316 x 250 mm). Engraved frontispiece and 11 plates after R. Westall. 19th century paneled morocco gilt, foliate gilt designs on top cover, spine gilt in 5

Lot #: 23¤

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 13 Jun 2019

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BRUNHOFF, JEAN DE. 1899-1937.

The Property of Nicole and William M. Keck II BRUNHOFF, JEAN DE. 1899-1937. 5 Babar the Elephant titles, comprising: 1. Histoire de Babar, le petit elephant. Paris: Editions du Jardin des Modes, 1931. Folio. Colored illustrations throughout. Publisher's pictorial boards. Light wear and soiling to

Lot #: 24¤

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 13 Jun 2019

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BURTON, RICHARD F. 1821-1890.

The Property of Nicole and William M. Keck II BURTON, RICHARD F. 1821-1890. The Book of the Sword. London: Chatto & Windus, 1884. 4to. Text illustrations. Initial blank and half-title present. Modern black morocco decorated with gilt sword and foliate motifs and gilt-ruling, gilt decorated

Lot #: 25¤

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

Date: 13 Jun 2019

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CAPOTE, TRUMAN. 1924-1984.

The Property of Nicole and William M. Keck II CAPOTE, TRUMAN. 1924-1984. Breakfast at Tiffany's. New York: Random House, 1958. Red morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe/Zaehnsdorf, gilt titles on spine, gilt-ruled dentelles, watered silk endleaves, edges gilt. FIRST EDITION, in an attractive custom

Lot #: 26¤

Estimate: US$600 - US$800

Date: 13 Jun 2019

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CERVANTES SAAVEDRA, MIGUEL DE. 1547-1616.

The Property of Nicole and William M. Keck II CERVANTES SAAVEDRA, MIGUEL DE. 1547-1616. SMIRKE, ROBERT. 1753-1845. Illustrator. Don Quixote de la Mancha. London: T. Cadell & W. Davies, 1818. 4 volumes. Large 8vo (263 x 223 mm). 45 engraved plates after paintings by Robert Smirke. Modern black

Lot #: 27¤

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 13 Jun 2019

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CHILDREN'S BOOKS.

The Property of Nicole and William M. Keck II CHILDREN'S BOOKS. Group of 7 items, comprising: 1. BAUM, L. FRANK. The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus. Indianapolis: Bowen-Merrill Company, 1902. 8vo. Illustrations by Mary Cowles Clark. Publisher's red pictorial cloth. Corners bumped, stains to

Lot #: 28¤

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

Date: 13 Jun 2019

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CHIVERS OF BATH.

The Property of Nicole and William M. Keck II CHIVERS OF BATH. BURNEY, FANNY. 1752-1840. THOMSON, HUGH. 1860-1920. Evelina, or The History of a Young Lady's Entrance Into the World. London: MacMillan and Co., 1903. 8vo. Hand-painted vellum by Cedric Chivers of Bath, top edge gilt. Corners slightly

Lot #: 29¤

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

Date: 13 Jun 2019

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CHURCHILL, WINSTON SPENCER. 1874-1965.

The Property of Nicole and William M. Keck II CHURCHILL, WINSTON SPENCER. 1874-1965. The River War. London: Longman's Green & Co., 1899. 2 volumes. 8vo. 7 photogravure portraits (including frontispieces), 24 maps (20 folding), illustrations in the text. Modern red morocco gilt by Zaehnsdorf for

Lot #: 30¤

Estimate: US$2,500 - US$3,500

Date: 13 Jun 2019

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CHURCHILL, WINSTON SPENCER. 1874-1965.

The Property of Nicole and William M. Keck II CHURCHILL, WINSTON SPENCER. 1874-1965. Lord Randolph Churchill. London: Macmillan & Company, 1906. 2 volumes. 8vo. Photographic portrait frontispieces. Publisher's red cloth gilt, pages untrimmed. Custom double-width quarter clamshell box by Asprey

Lot #: 31¤

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

Date: 13 Jun 2019