Valuable Manuscripts and Printed Books

Christie's
21 May 2014, London, King Street

Date of the auction: 21.05.2014

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THE ADORATION OF THE MAGI, miniature on a leaf from a Book o...

THE ADORATION OF THE MAGI, miniature on a leaf from a Book of Hours, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM, [Paris, c.1450].
THE ADORATION OF THE MAGI, miniature on a leaf from a Book of Hours, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £5,000 - £8,000

Date: 21 May 2014

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ANTONIUS DE AZARIO (fl 1310-1323), Postillae de tempore, in ...

ANTONIUS DE AZARIO (fl. 1310-1323), Postillae de tempore , in Latin, DECORATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM, [Germany, end 14th century
ANTONIUS DE AZARIO (fl. 1310-1323), Postillae de tempore , in Latin, DECORATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 21 May 2014

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NOTED MISSAL, use of Rome, in Latin, DECORATED MANUSCRIPT ON...

NOTED MISSAL, use of Rome, in Latin, DECORATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM, [Spain, mid-14th century].
NOTED MISSAL, use of Rome, in Latin, DECORATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000

Date: 21 May 2014

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AN ASTROLOGICAL AND FORTUNE-TELLING MANUSCRIPT, in German, I...

AN ASTROLOGICAL AND FORTUNE-TELLING MANUSCRIPT, in German, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM, [southern Germany, possibly Augsburg, c.1450].
AN ASTROLOGICAL AND FORTUNE-TELLING MANUSCRIPT, in German, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £30,000 - £50,000

Date: 21 May 2014

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BIBLE, with Prologues, in Latin, DECORATED MANUSCRIPT ON VEL...

BIBLE, with Prologues, in Latin, DECORATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM, [England, 13th century
BIBLE, with Prologues, in Latin, DECORATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 21 May 2014

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MASS BOOK, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM, [nort...

MASS BOOK, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM, [north-eastern Italy, second quarter 15th century
MASS BOOK, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 21 May 2014

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THE HOURS OF PERICONIO NASELLI, use of Rome, in Latin with s...

THE HOURS OF PERICONIO NASELLI, use of Rome, in Latin with some French rubrics, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM, [Paris, mid- 15th century
THE HOURS OF PERICONIO NASELLI, use of Rome, in Latin with some French rubrics, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £30,000 - £40,000

Date: 21 May 2014

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THE CHASTYSING OF GODDE’S CHILDREN, and other mystical treat...

THE CHASTYSING OF GODDE’S CHILDREN, and other mystical treatises, in Middle English, MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM, [northern England, mid-15th century
THE CHASTYSING OF GODDE’S CHILDREN, and other mystical treatises, in Middle English, MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £25,000 - £40,000

Date: 21 May 2014

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BOOK OF HOURS, use of Paris, in Latin and French, ILLUMINATE...

BOOK OF HOURS, use of Paris, in Latin and French, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM, [Paris, c.1480
BOOK OF HOURS, use of Paris, in Latin and French, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 21 May 2014

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BACH, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750) Autograph music manuscrip...

BACH, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750). Autograph music manuscript, a section of the composing score of church cantata BWV 188, ‘Ich habe meine Zuversicht’, [c.17 October 1728], comprising bars 59b-66 and 73-76 of the 4th movement, scored for alto with cello and organ obbligato, on four systems of four

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £150,000 - £200,000

Date: 21 May 2014

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BEETHOVEN, Ludwig van (1770-1827) Autograph letter signed (...

BEETHOVEN, Ludwig van (1770-1827). Autograph letter signed (‘Beethoven’) to [the pianist and composer Charles] Neate, n.p., n.d. [Vienna, shortly before 6 February 1816], in idiosyncratic French, 'j'ai le plaisir de vous dire, que tous les oeuvres, que vous aves demandès de moi, seront copie pendant

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £30,000 - £50,000

Date: 21 May 2014

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CHOPIN, Frédéric (1810-1849) Autograph music manuscript of t...

CHOPIN, Frédéric (1810-1849). Autograph music manuscript of two short works for piano, an ‘All[egre]tto’ of 24 bars, in contrasting A major and A minor sections, and a ‘Mazur[ka]' of 14 bars in D minor, signed (‘Ch’) twice at the end of each piece, n.p., n.d., meticulously notated in 38 bars on five

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £100,000 - £150,000

Date: 21 May 2014

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MENDELSSOHN BARTHOLDY, Felix (1809-1847) Autograph music man...

MENDELSSOHN BARTHOLDY, Felix (1809-1847). Autograph music manuscript signed (‘Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy’), ‘Lied von Rückert für eine Alt-Stimme mit Begleitung des Pianoforte’, Berlin, 27 April 1842, an unpublished song, ‘Des Menschen Herz ist ein Schacht’, 29 bars for voice and piano in 5 systems

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £15,000 - £25,000

Date: 21 May 2014

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MENDELSSOHN BARTHOLDY, Felix (1809-1847) Autograph letter si...

MENDELSSOHN BARTHOLDY, Felix (1809-1847). Autograph letter signed ('Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy') to Mrs Grote, n.p. [London], 15 June 1844, IN ENGLISH, 'I promised to go to a Concert of the British Musicians at 2 o'clock, and am to dine out in the evening at 7, so I regret to say I cannot accept

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 21 May 2014

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MOZART, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-1791) Autograph music manuscr...

MOZART, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-1791). Autograph music manuscript, 6 passages for string quartet, reworkings of compositions by Mozart's pupil Thomas Attwood, K.506a, n.d. [second half of 1786], headed ‘Zu ein[em] 4tett’, 67 bars in 6 systems of four staves, a further four bars added by Attwood, two

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £120,000 - £180,000

Date: 21 May 2014

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SCHUBERT, Franz (1797-1828) Autograph music manuscript signe...

SCHUBERT, Franz (1797-1828). Autograph music manuscript signed (twice, ‘Frz Schubert m[anu] p[ro]p[r]ia’), of two songs, Die Täuschung (‘Illusion’), D. 230, and Das Sehnen (‘Longing’), D.231, 7 and 8 July 1815, on recto and verso of a single leaf, each signed and dated at upper right, each notated

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £70,000 - £100,000

Date: 21 May 2014

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BORN, Max (1882-1970) Two autograph letters and one typed le...

BORN, Max (1882-1970). Two autograph letters and one typed letter signed (‘M. Born’) to Moritz Schlick, Frankfurt-am-Main and Göttingen, 19 August 1919 – 16 April 1931, together 8 pages, 4to, in autograph and 1½ pages, folio, in typescript (the typed letter with minor wear to margins).
BORN, Max

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 21 May 2014

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BURNS, Robert (1759–1796) Autograph letter signed (‘Robt Bur...

BURNS, Robert (1759–1796). Autograph letter signed (‘Robt. Burns’) to Captain Francis Grose, Ellisland, 1 December 1790, 2 pages , 4to (190 x 121mm), bifolium, docket (traces of paste where tipped into an album)
BURNS, Robert (1759–1796). Autograph letter signed (‘Robt. Burns’) to Captain Francis

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £7,000 - £10,000

Date: 21 May 2014

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DAVY, Sir Humphry (1778-1829) Elements of Chemical Philosoph...

DAVY, Sir Humphry (1778-1829). Elements of Chemical Philosophy . London: J. Johnson and Co., 1812. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper (‘H. Davy’) and inscribed in autograph on the title ‘Mr J.E. Berard / from the Author’, THE COPY EXTENSIVELY ANNOTATED AND REVISED IN THE HAND OF MICHAEL

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 21 May 2014

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DICKENS, Charles (1812-1870) Autograph letter signed (with i...

DICKENS, Charles (1812-1870). Autograph letter signed (with initials, ‘CD’) to [Georgiana] Morson, Tavistock House, 31 October 1852 , two pages , 8vo , bifolium; envelope.
DICKENS, Charles (1812-1870). Autograph letter signed (with initials, ‘CD’) to [Georgiana] Morson, Tavistock House, 31 October

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 21 May 2014

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EINSTEIN, Albert (1879-1955) Two typed letters signed (‘A Ei...

EINSTEIN, Albert (1879-1955). Two typed letters signed (‘A. Einstein’) to Moritz Schlick, Berlin, 21 November 1919 and 27 February 1920, in German, in the first communicating his plans to travel by train (to Rostock for the award of his honorary doctorate), mentioning that Max Planck has been

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 21 May 2014

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EINSTEIN, Albert (1879-1955) Autograph letter signed ('Einst...

EINSTEIN, Albert (1879-1955). Autograph letter signed ('Einstein') to Moritz Schlick, n.p., 1 December 1919, in German, one page, large 4to (279 x 227mm), perforated at upper edge (small splits at horizontal fold, one small tape repair to verso at right margin); with an English translation

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £5,000 - £8,000

Date: 21 May 2014

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FREUD, Sigmund (1856-1939) Autograph letter signed (‘Freud’)...

FREUD, Sigmund (1856-1939). Autograph letter signed (‘Freud’) to Dr [Rudolf] Brun, 9 Berggasse, Vienna, 18 March 1936, two pages, folio (286 x 227mm) , (four punch holes to left margin, short tears to horizontal fold, minor browning and wear to right margin); envelope; with a typed letter signed by

Lot #: 33

Estimate: £6,000 - £9,000

Date: 21 May 2014

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NELSON, Horatio, Viscount (1758-1805) Autograph letter signe...

NELSON, Horatio, Viscount (1758-1805). Autograph letter signed (‘Nelson’, as Baron Nelson of the Nile) to Sir Sidney Smith and Spencer Smith, ‘His Majesty’s Joint Ministers to the Ottoman Porte’, Palermo, 12 March 1799, 3 pages, 4to (225 x 183mm) , on a bifolium, docket, tipped onto an album leaf

Lot #: 36

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 21 May 2014

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PLANCK, Max (1858-1947) Four autograph letters, one autograp...

PLANCK, Max (1858-1947). Four autograph letters, one autograph postcard and one typed letter signed (‘M. Planck’, and in one instance ‘Planck’) to Moritz Schlick, Heidelberg, Berlin-Grünewald, Leipzig and Gmund am Tegernsee, 23 November 1919 – 21 August 1927, together 13 ½ pages, various sizes, in

Lot #: 37

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 21 May 2014

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SCHILLER, Friedrich (1759-1805) Autograph letter signed (‘Sc...

SCHILLER, Friedrich (1759-1805). Autograph letter signed (‘Schiller’) to [the Leipzig publisher Georg Göschen], Erfurt, 1 October 1791, one page, 4to (252 x 202mm ), docket (pencil annotations), with a transcription, tipped onto an album leaf. Provenance : from the autograph collection of Sir

Lot #: 38

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 21 May 2014

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WITTGENSTEIN, Ludwig (1889-1951) Autograph letter signed (‘L...

WITTGENSTEIN, Ludwig (1889-1951). Autograph letter signed (‘Ludwig Wittgenstein’) to Moritz Schlick, [postmarked Cambridge, 18 February 1929], in German, in pencil, two pages, large 4to (some browning in upper left quarter of p.1, soiling at folds), envelope (worn).
WITTGENSTEIN, Ludwig (1889-1951

Lot #: 39

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 21 May 2014

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WORLD WAR I -- Dr Siegfried Auerbach (1886-1971) Typescript ...

WORLD WAR I -- Dr Siegfried Auerbach (1886-1971). Typescript journal, 'Mein Kriegstagebuch', August 1914 - November 1918, with a coda up to 1929, recounting his service in the 81st Infanterie-Regiment throughout the war, chiefly on the Western Front, initially (to October 1915) in the St Quentin

Lot #: 41

Estimate: £6,000 - £9,000

Date: 21 May 2014

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TURING, Alan Mathison (1912-1954) -- Geoffrey O'HANLON (1885...

TURING, Alan Mathison (1912-1954) -- Geoffrey O'HANLON (1885-1975). Visitors’ book for Abbey Grange and Westcott House, 1914, 1919-1933, signed three times by Alan Turing (18-21 December 1931, 2-4 July 1932 and 17-18 December 1932, the first two reading 'A. M. Turing', the third 'Alan M. Turing

Lot #: 42

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 21 May 2014

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TURING, Alan Mathison (1912-1954) 'On computable numbers, wi...

TURING, Alan Mathison (1912-1954). 'On computable numbers, with an application to the Entscheidungsproblem. A correction.' Offprint from: Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society , ser. 2, vol. 43. London: 1937. 8° (275 x 184mm). 4pp., 544-546. (Creasing and soiling to gutter.) Original

Lot #: 43

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 21 May 2014