The History of the Book: The Cornelius J. Hauck Collection

Christie's
27-28 June 2006, New York, Rockefeller Center

Date of the auction: 27.06.2006 - 28.06.2006

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TWO MESOPOTAMIAN TERRACOTTA CUNEIFORM CONES

TWO MESOPOTAMIAN TERRACOTTA CUNEIFORM CONES
TWO MESOPOTAMIAN TERRACOTTA CUNEIFORM CONES CIRCA 2250-1700 B.C. Each inscribed in Sumerian cuneiform, including one Old Babylonian Period (circa 1900-1700 B.C.) with a palace dedication inscription of King Sin-Kashid of Uruk (1865-1833 B.C.), the text

Lot #: 1

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

Date: 27 Jun 2006 - 28 Jun 2006

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FIVE MESOPOTAMIAN TERRACOTTA CUNEIFORM TABLETS

FIVE MESOPOTAMIAN TERRACOTTA CUNEIFORM TABLETS
FIVE MESOPOTAMIAN TERRACOTTA CUNEIFORM TABLETS THIRD DYNASTY OF UR, CIRCA 2150-2000 B.C. Each an administrative record inscribed in Sumerian cuneiform; including one dated to year 1 of the reign of King Shu-Suen (2037-2029 B.C.); and four dated to the

Lot #: 2

Estimate: US$1,200 - US$1,800

Date: 27 Jun 2006 - 28 Jun 2006

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FIVE MESOPOTAMIAN TERRACOTTA CUNEIFORM TABLETS

FIVE MESOPOTAMIAN TERRACOTTA CUNEIFORM TABLETS
FIVE MESOPOTAMIAN TERRACOTTA CUNEIFORM TABLETS THIRD DYNASTY OF UR, CIRCA 2150-2000 B.C. Each an administrative record inscribed in Sumerian cuneiform, two impressed with a cylinder seal, four dated to the reign of King Amar-Suen (2046-2038 B.C

Lot #: 3

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

Date: 27 Jun 2006 - 28 Jun 2006

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TWO MESOPOTAMIAN TERRACOTTA CUNEIFORM CONES AND A TABLET

TWO MESOPOTAMIAN TERRACOTTA CUNEIFORM CONES AND A TABLET
TWO MESOPOTAMIAN TERRACOTTA CUNEIFORM CONES AND A TABLET ISIN-LARSA and OLD BABYLONIAN PERIODS, CIRCA 1900-1700 B.C. The cones from the reign of Lipit-Eshtar of Isin (1934-1924 B.C.), one with a dedication of two "pot stands" for the gods

Lot #: 4

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

Date: 27 Jun 2006 - 28 Jun 2006

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A NEO-BABYLONIAN CHALCEDONY CYLINDER SEAL

A NEO-BABYLONIAN CHALCEDONY CYLINDER SEAL
A NEO-BABYLONIAN CHALCEDONY CYLINDER SEAL CIRCA 750-600 B.C. Engraved with two deites flanking a tassled crescent-standard on a stepped podium, a bearded god to the right, probably Ninurta, wearing a globe-topped horned headdress and a long robe, a sword at

Lot #: 5

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

Date: 27 Jun 2006 - 28 Jun 2006

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AN EGYPTIAN PAPYRUS MANUSCRIPT FRAGMENT

AN EGYPTIAN PAPYRUS MANUSCRIPT FRAGMENT
AN EGYPTIAN PAPYRUS MANUSCRIPT FRAGMENT THIRD INTERMEDIATE PERIOD, CIRCA 1000 B.C. Inscribed with 15 vertical columns of black hieroglyphs, with a few in red, written in cursive hieroglyphic script, inscribed for a man named Amenemope (imn-m-ipt), reading in

Lot #: 6

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

Date: 27 Jun 2006 - 28 Jun 2006

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A GREEK PAPYRUS MANUSCRIPT FRAGMENT

A GREEK PAPYRUS MANUSCRIPT FRAGMENT
A GREEK PAPYRUS MANUSCRIPT FRAGMENT EGYPT, CIRCA 300 B.C. Inscribed in black on each side 175 x 115 mm

Lot #: 7

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 27 Jun 2006 - 28 Jun 2006

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AN EGYPTIAN PAINTED WOOD STELA FOR NESKHONS

AN EGYPTIAN PAINTED WOOD STELA FOR NESKHONS
AN EGYPTIAN PAINTED WOOD STELA FOR NESKHONS PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, 304-30 B.C. Painted in white, red, yellow, green, blue and black on a cream ground, the main scene with the deceased Neskhons standing before a row of deities facing right, including Osiris and

Lot #: 8

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

Date: 27 Jun 2006 - 28 Jun 2006

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AN EGYPTIAN PAPYRUS MANUSCRIPT FRAGMENT

AN EGYPTIAN PAPYRUS MANUSCRIPT FRAGMENT
AN EGYPTIAN PAPYRUS MANUSCRIPT FRAGMENT PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, CIRCA 2ND CENTURY B.C. A letter of note in five lines of clear black Ptolemaic script, mentioning a certain Atrion with a question of a sale and of a bank 135 x 40 mm

Lot #: 9

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 27 Jun 2006 - 28 Jun 2006

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AN EGYPTIAN LINEN MANUSCRIPT FRAGMENT

AN EGYPTIAN LINEN MANUSCRIPT FRAGMENT
AN EGYPTIAN LINEN MANUSCRIPT FRAGMENT PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C. With an illustration of a gardening scene including three figures watering and tending trees, the tree on the left a Tamarinde, brought into Egypt in the Persian occupation, with

Lot #: 10

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

Date: 27 Jun 2006 - 28 Jun 2006

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A GREEK PAPYRUS MANUSCRIPT FRAGMENT

A GREEK PAPYRUS MANUSCRIPT FRAGMENT
A GREEK PAPYRUS MANUSCRIPT FRAGMENT EGYPT, ROMAN PERIOD, CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D. HOMER -- Glossary to Book IX of the Iliad , verses 454-468 written on both sides, verso: Homeric glossary, 14 lines (12 words and 2 numbers), incipit : \Kekekleto\k, second line: the

Lot #: 11

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

Date: 27 Jun 2006 - 28 Jun 2006

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A GREEK PAPYRUS MANUSCRIPT FRAGMENT

A GREEK PAPYRUS MANUSCRIPT FRAGMENT
A GREEK PAPYRUS MANUSCRIPT FRAGMENT FAYUM, ROMAN PERIOD, CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D. Inscribed in Greek, reading in part: "... for the regular census declaration of the current year Tapiamis, daughter of Onnophris, the son of Tesenouphis, communicates to Socrates

Lot #: 12

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 27 Jun 2006 - 28 Jun 2006

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A COPTIC PAPYRUS MANUSCRIPT FRAGMENT

A COPTIC PAPYRUS MANUSCRIPT FRAGMENT
A COPTIC PAPYRUS MANUSCRIPT FRAGMENT EGYPT, CIRCA 7TH CENTURY A.D. Inscribed in a Coptic cursive hand, comprising ten lines, apparently a private letter from "N.N. Tahen and Kura the Little" to "Father Victor," with a reproach to Father Victor for not having

Lot #: 13

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 27 Jun 2006 - 28 Jun 2006

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Daban ruopo luomiduo jing Mahaprajnaparamita Sutra Zhejiang ...

Daban ruopo luomiduo jing. Mahaprajnaparamita Sutra. Zhejiang province, China, dated to the fifth lunar month of the Renwu year, Shaoxing period, Southern Song dynasty (corresponding to June, 1162).
Daban ruopo luomiduo jing. Mahaprajnaparamita Sutra. Zhejiang province, China, dated to the fifth

Lot #: 14

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

Date: 27 Jun 2006 - 28 Jun 2006

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Taishang xuanling beidou benming yansheng zhenjing Heart Scr...

Taishang xuanling beidou benming yansheng zhenjing. Heart Scripture on Original Life-Destiny and Extending Life of the Great Sagely Goddess Dipper Mother of the Great High Mysterious Numinosity . China, dated to the twenty-second year of the Jiajing reign of the Ming dynasty [corresponding to 1544

Lot #: 15

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

Date: 27 Jun 2006 - 28 Jun 2006

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HE, Qiaoyuan Ming shan cang Famous Ministers of the Ming Dyn...

HE, Qiaoyuan. Ming shan cang. Famous Ministers of the Ming Dynasty, 1368 - 1619 AD . China, Wanli period (1573-1619).
HE, Qiaoyuan. Ming shan cang. Famous Ministers of the Ming Dynasty, 1368 - 1619 AD . China, Wanli period (1573-1619). 250 x 161 mm. Blue speckled paper wrappers, stitched, WITH A

Lot #: 16

Estimate: US$500 - US$700

Date: 27 Jun 2006 - 28 Jun 2006

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ALENI, Giulio (1582-1649) Tianzhu jiansheng chuxiang jingjie...

ALENI, Giulio (1582-1649). Tianzhu jiansheng chuxiang jingjie. [A History of the Lord of Heaven Who Became Incarnate in the Flesh] . Fukien: The Chin-Chiang Church, 1637.
ALENI, Giulio (1582-1649). Tianzhu jiansheng chuxiang jingjie. [A History of the Lord of Heaven Who Became Incarnate in the

Lot #: 17

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

Date: 27 Jun 2006 - 28 Jun 2006

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Anonymous "Foreign groom and horse" Hanging scroll, ink and ...

Anonymous. "Foreign groom and horse." Hanging scroll, ink and color on the silk. Inscribed by Chen Xiuxian, with two seals. China, Ming period (1368-1644).
Anonymous. "Foreign groom and horse." Hanging scroll, ink and color on the silk. Inscribed by Chen Xiuxian, with two seals. China, Ming period

Lot #: 18

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

Date: 27 Jun 2006 - 28 Jun 2006

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A RARE CELADON JADE BOOK

A RARE CELADON JADE BOOK
A RARE CELADON JADE BOOK LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY Comprising eight rectangular plaques, incised and gilded to depict a total of sixteen Luohan in various pursuits, each accompanied by a five line inscription illuminating their character, the semi-translucent stone of a

Lot #: 19

Estimate: US$40,000 - US$60,000

Date: 27 Jun 2006 - 28 Jun 2006

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An Imperial edict China, dated to the 9th day of the 11th lu...

An Imperial edict. China, dated to the 9th day of the 11th lunar month of the 34th year of the Guangxu period (corresponding to 1908).
An Imperial edict. China, dated to the 9th day of the 11th lunar month of the 34th year of the Guangxu period (corresponding to 1908). Mounted as a handscroll

Lot #: 20

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 27 Jun 2006 - 28 Jun 2006

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CHINA] An album mounted with 24 paintings, each leaf painte...

CHINA]. An album mounted with 24 paintings, each leaf painted in gouache on silk with figures in various pursuits, each painting accompanied by inscriptions either in regular or running script. Inscription by Xuan Long, with one seal. Probably late 19th century.
CHINA]. An album mounted with 24

Lot #: 21

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

Date: 27 Jun 2006 - 28 Jun 2006

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FUNG, HK The Shop Signs of Peking Peking: Chinese Painting A...

FUNG, H.K. The Shop Signs of Peking . Peking: Chinese Painting Association of Peking, 1931.
FUNG, H.K. The Shop Signs of Peking . Peking: Chinese Painting Association of Peking, 1931. Oblong 2 o (254 x 325 mm). 18 leaves of plates containing 101 hand-colored illustrations. Original cloth-backed

Lot #: 22

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 27 Jun 2006 - 28 Jun 2006

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TOKYO, Map] -- Edo e zu (Illustrated Edo), 1684

TOKYO, Map.] -- Edo e zu (Illustrated Edo), 1684.
TOKYO, Map.] -- Edo e zu (Illustrated Edo), 1684. Woodcut with hand-applied color, map of Edo [Tokyo] on joined and folded paper, dated 1684, first month, in paper cover, back cover missing-soiled, stained, wormed, rubbed, tears, repairs; cover

Lot #: 23

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

Date: 27 Jun 2006 - 28 Jun 2006

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JAPANESE MANDARA ON SILK] 17 century 500 x 355 mm

JAPANESE MANDARA ON SILK.] 17 century. 500 x 355 mm.
JAPANESE MANDARA ON SILK.] 17 century. 500 x 355 mm. Depicting 30 gods with 2 guardian dogs in the foreground. Provenance : purchased Parke Bernet, 11 December 1952, lot 334

Lot #: 24

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 27 Jun 2006 - 28 Jun 2006

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JAPANESE ALBUM] Adachi GINKO (fl ca 1874-1897); Mizuno TOSH...

JAPANESE ALBUM]. Adachi GINKO (fl. ca. 1874-1897); Mizuno TOSHIKATA (1866-1908); Ogata GEKKO (1859-1920); Torii KIYOSADA (1844-1901); Toyohara CHIKANOBU (1838-1912); Toyohara KUNICHIKA (1835-1900).
JAPANESE ALBUM]. Adachi GINKO (fl. ca. 1874-1897); Mizuno TOSHIKATA (1866-1908); Ogata GEKKO

Lot #: 25

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

Date: 27 Jun 2006 - 28 Jun 2006

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HOKUSAI, Katsushika (1760-1849) Hokusai manga (Random sketch...

HOKUSAI, Katsushika (1760-1849). Hokusai manga (Random sketches by Hokusai), illustrated books, color woodcuts, vol. 5, illustrations of architectural and mythological subjects with brief commentary in Japanese, mounted Japanese style right to left, re-bound minus original paper covers, now in

Lot #: 26

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

Date: 27 Jun 2006 - 28 Jun 2006

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ACCORDIAN-STYLE RELIGIOUS MANUSCRIPT

ACCORDIAN-STYLE RELIGIOUS MANUSCRIPT
ACCORDIAN-STYLE RELIGIOUS MANUSCRIPT Thailand, c. mid-17th century 640 x 115 mm. Handwritten text on recto and verso of thick handmade paper, with eight large miniatures painted with earth pigments and gold, folded accordian-style, the covers decorated with

Lot #: 28

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

Date: 27 Jun 2006 - 28 Jun 2006

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BUDDHIST MANUSCRIPT ON SILVER LEAVES WITH RED WOODEN BOARDS

BUDDHIST MANUSCRIPT ON SILVER LEAVES WITH RED WOODEN BOARDS
BUDDHIST MANUSCRIPT ON SILVER LEAVES WITH RED WOODEN BOARDS Cambodia, ca. 1700 460 x 87 mm. The Pali text handwritten on four silver leaves with bordered with vegetal and animal motifs on the sides. The edges tarnished and with minor

Lot #: 29

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 27 Jun 2006 - 28 Jun 2006

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A PALM-LEAF MANUSCRIPT SUTRA WITH POLYCHROMED WOODEN COVERS

A PALM-LEAF MANUSCRIPT SUTRA WITH POLYCHROMED WOODEN COVERS
A PALM-LEAF MANUSCRIPT SUTRA WITH POLYCHROMED WOODEN COVERS Weranja Sutra from the Majjkima-Nikaya , India, dated to 1773 420 x 60 mm. The palm leaves inscribed with text in Pali, the opening leaf decorated with circular motifs, the inner

Lot #: 30

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 27 Jun 2006 - 28 Jun 2006

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A BARK-LEAF MANUSCRIPT OF A DIVINATION TEXT

A BARK-LEAF MANUSCRIPT OF A DIVINATION TEXT
A BARK-LEAF MANUSCRIPT OF A DIVINATION TEXT Batah Pushtaha Indonesia, 19th century 150 x 110 mm. Written in a Toba dialect of the Malay language on accordian-folded bark leaf, with wooden covers. With some wear on the edges and natural tears and splits in

Lot #: 32

Estimate: US$600 - US$800

Date: 27 Jun 2006 - 28 Jun 2006