Shakespeare and Goethe: Masterpieces of European Literature from the Schøyen Collection

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Date of the auction: 11.12.2019

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SHAKESPEARE, William (1564-1616). Comedies, Histories and Tragedies...

SHAKESPEARE, William (1564-1616). Comedies, Histories and Tragedies. Published according to the true Originall Copies. The second Impression . Edited by John Heminge (d. 1630) and Henry Condell (d. 1627). London: Printed by Thomas Cotes, for Robert Allot, 1632. The Second Folio. Second edition

Lot #: 104

Estimate: £120,000 - £180,000

Date: 11 Dec 2019

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[SHAKESPEARE, William]. Manuscript part for a contemporary analogue to...

[SHAKESPEARE, William]. Manuscript part for a contemporary analogue to Henry IV, part I, n.p. [perhaps Oxford or London], n.d. [c.1580s-before c.1620]. One leaf, c.185 x c.122mm, written on the recto and verso, 57 lines of blank verse, three boxed stage directions, 60 lines of text in total, ruled

Lot #: 101

Estimate: £25,000 - £35,000

Date: 11 Dec 2019

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SHAKESPEARE, William (1564-1616). The Late, and much admired play, called...

SHAKESPEARE, William (1564-1616). The Late, and much admired play, called Pericles, Prince of Tyre . [London: William Jaggard] for T[homas] P[avier], 1619. The fourth and earliest obtainable edition of Pericles . It was printed to form part of the first attempt of a collected edition of the plays of

Lot #: 102

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 11 Dec 2019

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SHAKESPEARE, William (1564-1616). The Tragedy of Hamlet Prince of Denmark...

SHAKESPEARE, William (1564-1616). The Tragedy of Hamlet Prince of Denmark. As it is now Acted at his Highness the Duke of York's Theatre . London: for H. Heringman and R. Bentley, 1683. Eighth quarto edition, this copy annotated for rehearsal by a contemporary actor, very likely by Thomas Betterton

Lot #: 110

Estimate: £60,000 - £90,000

Date: 11 Dec 2019

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SHAKESPEARE, William (1564-1616). Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies...

SHAKESPEARE, William (1564-1616). Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies. Published according to the true Original Copies. Unto which is added, Seven Plays, never before Printed in Folio. The Fourth edition . Edited by John Heminge (d. 1630) and Henry Condell (d. 1627), except for Pericles and six other

Lot #: 112

Estimate: £50,000 - £80,000

Date: 11 Dec 2019

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[GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang von (1749-1832)]. Von Deutscher Baukunst...

[GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang von (1749-1832)]. Von Deutscher Baukunst . [Frankfurt:] 1773 [but 1772]. Rare first appearance of Goethe’s landmark essay in praise of German architecture. This copy with a non-autograph presentation inscription gifting the book from the author to Dr Emmerich von Strassburg

Lot #: 123

Estimate: £12,000 - £18,000

Date: 11 Dec 2019

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[GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang von (1749-1832)]. Die Leiden des jungen Werthers...

[GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang von (1749-1832)]. Die Leiden des jungen Werthers . Leipzig: Weygand, 1774. First edition, first issue of a major landmark of European literature. Composed rapidly over three months in early 1774, Werther is the story of a deeply sensitive young man whose inability to

Lot #: 126

Estimate: £15,000 - £20,000

Date: 11 Dec 2019

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[GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang von (1749-1832)]. Das Römische Carneval . Berlin...

[GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang von (1749-1832)]. Das Römische Carneval . Berlin: Johann Friedrich Unger, and Weimar and Gotha: Carl Wilhelm Ettinger, 1789. First edition of a rarity in German literature and ‘the most luxurious edition of a single work produced during Goethe’s lifetime’ (Unseld, p.80

Lot #: 136

Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000

Date: 11 Dec 2019

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GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang von (1749-1832). Faust. Ein Fragment... Ächte...

GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang von (1749-1832). Faust. Ein Fragment... Ächte Ausgabe. Leipzig: Georg Joachim Göschen, 1790. First separate edition of arguably the greatest work of European literature since Dante and Shakespeare. By 1773 Goethe had begun to write his play on the popular theme of Faust

Lot #: 137

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 11 Dec 2019

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GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang von (1749-1832). Autographa . [Weimar: privately...

GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang von (1749-1832). Autographa . [Weimar: privately printed by Carl Bertuch at the Landes-Industrie-Comptoir for the collector, December 1811]. Extremely rare first edition, in fine condition, of Goethe's catalogue of his own collection of literary, scientific, musical, artistic

Lot #: 155

Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000

Date: 11 Dec 2019

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SHAKESPEARE, William (1564-1616). The Comedie of Errors [extracted from...

SHAKESPEARE, William (1564-1616). The Comedie of Errors [extracted from: Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies . London: Isaac Jaggard and Edward Blount, 1623]. First appearance in print of The Comedy of Errors , the source for all subsequent editions. No earlier version

Lot #: 103

Estimate: £12,000 - £18,000

Date: 11 Dec 2019

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SHAKESPEARE, William (1564-1616) & John FLETCHER (1579-1625). The Two Noble...

SHAKESPEARE, William (1564-1616) & John FLETCHER (1579-1625). The Two Noble Kinsmen: presented at the Blackfriers by the Kings Maiesties servants, with great applause . London: Tho. Cotes for John Waterson, 1634. Roxburghe copy of the first edition, the only quarto edition , printed by Thomas Cotes

Lot #: 105

Estimate: £22,000 - £28,000

Date: 11 Dec 2019

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[SHAKESPEARE, William (1564-1616)] – DAVENANT, Sir William (1606-1668) and...

[SHAKESPEARE, William (1564-1616)] – DAVENANT, Sir William (1606-1668) and John DRYDEN (1631-1700). The Tempest, or the Enchanted Island. A comedy as it is now acted at His Highness the Duke of York's Theatre . London: by J. Macock for Henry Herringman, 1676. Third edition of Davenant and Dryden’s

Lot #: 106

Estimate: £2,500 - £3,500

Date: 11 Dec 2019

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[SHAKESPEARE, William (1564-1616)] – SEDLEY, Charles (1639-1701). Antony...

[SHAKESPEARE, William (1564-1616)] – SEDLEY, Charles (1639-1701). Antony and Cleopatra: A Tragedy. As it is Acted at the Dukes Theatre . London: printed for Richard Tonson, 1677. First edition of Sedley’s version, based on the same story as Shakespeare’s play but an entirely original work

Lot #: 107

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 11 Dec 2019

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[SHAKESPEARE, William (1564-1616)] – DRYDEN, John (1631-1700) . Troilus and...

[SHAKESPEARE, William (1564-1616)] – DRYDEN, John (1631-1700) . Troilus and Cressida, or, Truth Found too Late. A Tragedy as it is Acted at the Dukes Theatre . London: printed for Jacob Tonson and Abel Swall, 1679. First edition of Dryden’s adaptation, issue with Tonson’s name before Swall’s in the

Lot #: 108

Estimate: £700 - £1,000

Date: 11 Dec 2019

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[SHAKESPEARE, William (1564-1616)] – CROWN[E], John (1641-1712). Henry the...

[SHAKESPEARE, William (1564-1616)] – CROWN[E], John (1641-1712). Henry the Sixth, The First Part. With the Murder of Humphrey Duke of Glocester. As it was Acted at the Dukes Theatre . – Henry the Sixth, The Second Part. Or the Misery of Civil War . London: Printed for R. Bentley and M. Magnes, 1681

Lot #: 109

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 11 Dec 2019

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[SHAKESPEARE, William (1564-1616)] – TATE, Nahum (1652-1715). The History...

[SHAKESPEARE, William (1564-1616)] – TATE, Nahum (1652-1715). The History of King Lear. Acted at the Duke's Theatre. Reviv'd with alterations. By N. Tate . London: for E. Flesher, to be sold by R. Bentley and M. Magnes, 1681. First edition of Tate’s adaptation, which held the stage throughout the

Lot #: 111

Estimate: £5,000 - £8,000

Date: 11 Dec 2019

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SHAKESPEARE, William (1564-1616). The Tragedy of Hamlet Prince of Denmark...

SHAKESPEARE, William (1564-1616). The Tragedy of Hamlet Prince of Denmark. As it is now Acted at the Theatre Royal, by their Majesties Servants . London: printed for H. Herringman, and R. Bentley; and sold by R. Bentley, J. Tonson, T. Bennet, and F. Sanders, 1695. [ bound with :] RAVENSCROFT, Edward

Lot #: 113

Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000

Date: 11 Dec 2019

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[SHAKESPEARE, William (1564-1616)] – SHADWELL, Thomas (1642-1692). The...

[SHAKESPEARE, William (1564-1616)] – SHADWELL, Thomas (1642-1692). The History of Timon of Athens, the Man-Hater. As it is acted at the Duke’s Theatre . London: printed by J[ohn]. M[acock]. for Henry Herringman, 1688. [ and :] – The History of Timon of Athens, the Man-Hater. As it is acted by His

Lot #: 114

Estimate: £500 - £800

Date: 11 Dec 2019

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SHAKESPEARE, William (1564-1616). The Tragedy of Hamlet Prince of Denmark...

SHAKESPEARE, William (1564-1616). The Tragedy of Hamlet Prince of Denmark. As it is now acted by Her Majesties Servants . London: printed for Rich. Wellington and E. Rumball, 1703. The Roderick Terry copy of the tenth or eleventh edition of Hamlet . One of the so-called ‘players’ editions’, it

Lot #: 115

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 11 Dec 2019

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SHAKESPEARE, William (1564-1616) [and John FLETCHER (1579-1625...

SHAKESPEARE, William (1564-1616) [and John FLETCHER (1579-1625)] – THEOBALD, Lewis (1688-1744). Double Falshood; or, The Distrest Lovers. A Play, As it is Acted at the Theatre-Royal in Drury-Lane . London: J. Watts, 1728. First edition of a play believed to be based on a lost work by Shakespeare and

Lot #: 116

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 11 Dec 2019

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SHAKESPEARE, William (1564-1616). [Six plays in one volume]. London: 1777-1780.

SHAKESPEARE, William (1564-1616). [Six plays in one volume]. London: 1777-1780. Six of Shakespeare’s plays as performed at Drury Lane, each printed or sold by Joseph Wenman as part of his ‘Theatrical Library’ series (1776-1781). Illustrated with engraved portraits of the principal characters. ESTC

Lot #: 117

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 11 Dec 2019

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SHAKESPEARE, William (1564-1616). The Plays and Poems of William...

SHAKESPEARE, William (1564-1616). The Plays and Poems of William Shakespeare . Philadelphia: printed and sold by Bioren and Madan, 1795-1796. First American edition of Shakespeare’s complete works, including the first engraved portrait of Shakespeare printed in America. Due largely to a puritanical

Lot #: 118

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 11 Dec 2019

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SHAKESPEARE, William (1564-1616). The Dramatic Works of Shakespeare revised...

SHAKESPEARE, William (1564-1616). The Dramatic Works of Shakespeare revised by George Steevens . London: W. Bulmer and Co., Shakespeare Printing-Office, for John and Josiah Boydell, George and W. Nicol, from the types of W. Martin, 1802. The Camden copy of the first Boydell edition. According to the

Lot #: 119

Estimate: £2,500 - £3,500

Date: 11 Dec 2019

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[SHAKESPEARE, William] – William Henry IRELAND (1775-1835). Autograph...

[SHAKESPEARE, William] – William Henry IRELAND (1775-1835). Autograph manuscripts, in his own hand and that of 'William Shakespeare', n.p., dated 1797 [apparently after 1804], comprising: Autograph manuscript, 'Specimens of the Shakespearian Manuscripts presented to Albany Wallis Esq at his

Lot #: 120

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 11 Dec 2019

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[SHAKESPEARE, William – Sir Thomas PHILLIPPS (1792-1872)]. A collection of...

[SHAKESPEARE, William – Sir Thomas PHILLIPPS (1792-1872)]. A collection of manuscript notes and printed pedigree documents for the families of Shakespeare and Phillipps, c.1854-c.1864. c.67 written pages, various sizes. Bound and tipped into Middle Hill boards, 350 x 225mm. Provenance : Sir Thomas

Lot #: 121

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 11 Dec 2019

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SHAKESPEARE, William (1564-1616). Original Leaves from the First Four...

SHAKESPEARE, William (1564-1616). Original Leaves from the First Four Folios of the Plays of William Shakespeare, 1623, 1632, 1663, 1685 . San Francisco: Grabhorn Press for David Magee, 1935. Limited edition, one of 65 copies on Whatman paper, this copy unnumbered, from a total edition of 73

Lot #: 122

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 11 Dec 2019

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GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang von (1749-1832). Götz von Berlichingen mit der...

GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang von (1749-1832). Götz von Berlichingen mit der eisernen Hand. Ein Schauspiel. [Darmstadt: Eylau for the author and Merck,] 1773. Rare first edition of this Sturm und Drang drama, Goethe’s first major literary work to be published. It was printed anonymously and privately

Lot #: 124

Estimate: £7,000 - £10,000

Date: 11 Dec 2019

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[GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang von (1749-1832)]. Götz von Berlichingen mit der...

[GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang von (1749-1832)]. Götz von Berlichingen mit der eisernen Hand. Ein Schauspiel . [No place or publisher]: 1773. Second edition of the first major literary work of the Sturm und Drang movement, published the same year as the first edition. An English translation by Walter

Lot #: 125

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 11 Dec 2019

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[GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang von (1749-1832)]. Die Leiden des jungen Werthers...

[GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang von (1749-1832)]. Die Leiden des jungen Werthers . Erster [-Zweyter] Teil . Leipzig: Weygand, 1774. First edition of a milestone in world literature, the rare second printing, with the few errors corrected and errata list at the end replaced by a woodcut vignette. The

Lot #: 127

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 11 Dec 2019