Books, Autographs, Manuscripts

Ɵ Book of Hours, Use of Sarum, in Latin with Middle English inscription...

Book of Hours, Use of Sarum, in Latin with Middle English inscription, illuminated manuscript on parchment [southern Netherlands (presumably Bruges) for English use, c. 1430 and later fifteenth century] To view a video of this lot, click here. 134 leaves (plus one original endleaf at front and back), wanting a leaf or two from the added texts at end, else apparently complete, single column of 17...

Price: £12,000 - £18,000
ca. US$15,943 - US$23,914

Date: 7 Dec 2020

Leaf from a finely illuminated Book of Hours, in Latin, manuscript on parchment

Leaf from a finely illuminated Book of Hours, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [England (perhaps London or Oxford), fifteenth century (probably 1410s or 1420s)] Single leaf, with large initial (near half page in height) 'D' ("Deus in adiutorium ...", reading for Nones from Hours of the Cross) in blue with white penwork, enclosing fleshy and bulbous acanthus leaves on burnished gold grounds...

Price: £2,000 - £3,000
ca. US$2,657 - US$3,985

Date: 7 Dec 2020

Liber horarum (Stundenbuch, Livre d'heures),

Rouen, Werkstatt des Maitre de l'échevinage, 4. Viertel 15. Jahrhundert. Lateinische Handschrift auf Pergament, II + 70+ II* Blätter, ca. 18/18,5 x ca. 12,5 cm, Bastarda (lettre batarde). Ledereinband des 16. Jahrhunderts (?) über Pappdeckeln. Goldene Doppelrahmen und goldgeprägte Plattenstempel in der Mitte, auf dem Vorderdeckel eine dreifigurige Kreuzigung, hinten eine Verkündigung (oval, ca. 50...

Price: €18,000
ca. US$21,303

Date: 30 Nov 2020

4 Bücher zum Thema Handschrift od. Sprache, 19. und 20. Jh.

4 Bücher zum Thema Handschrift od. Sprache 19. und 20. Jh. 1) J. Crépieux-Jamin: Handschrift und Charakter. 2. Aufl. Leipzig, Paul List 1901. 2) Ludwig Klages: Handschrift und Charakter. 5.-7. Aufl. Leipzig, Barth 1923. 3) Adolf Henze: Die Chirogrammatomantie. Leipzig, Weber 1862. 4) Ludwig Sütterlin: Die Deutsche Sprache der Gegenwart. Leipzig, Voigtländer 1900. // 4 books on the subject of...

Price: €80
ca. US$94

Date: 27 Nov 2020, 15:00 - 28 Nov 2020

First Edition Letters of the Late Ignatius Sancho, An African, 1782.

SANCHO, Ignatius (circa 1729?-1780). Letters of the Late Ignatius Sancho, An African. In Two Volumes. To Which are Prefixed, Memoirs of His Life. London: J. Nichols: 1782. 2 volumes, 12mo (115 x 173 mm). Engraved frontispiece portrait by Francesco Bartolozzi after Thomas Gainsborough with additional Bartolozzi frontispiece in vol. II. (Dampstain to lower edge of vol. I frontispiece, light even...

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

Date: 3 Dec 2020

Ingoldsby Legends first edition finely bound.

Three volumes. 19 plates by Buss, George Cruikshank, and John Leech, two engraved portraits. (8vo) 20x13 cm (7¾x5¼") tan calf, gilt decorated spines, morocco spine labels lettered in gilt, decorative silk endpapers, all edges gilt. First Editions of all three parts All volumes with inserted title page in orange-red and black, page 236 of volume 1 is blank...

Price: US$200 - US$300

Date: 3 Dec 2020

First Edition of Jack Johnson's Autobiography, 1927

JOHNSON, Jack (1878-1946). Jack Johnson - In the Ring - And Out. Chicago: National Sports Publishing Co., 1927. 8vo. Frontispiece and 14 additional plates. (Light evening toning, very occasional chip.) Original publisher's red cloth gilt (stain at joint); original publisher's illustrated dust jacket (chipping and creasing at edges, light soiling). FIRST EDITION of Johnson's second memoir. Penned...

Price: US$100 - US$200

Date: 3 Dec 2020

The Seasons at California, First Edition

4-page preface (title-page; photograph of Obata at work; and 2-page introduction by William Frederick Calkins) and 5 mounted color reproductions on silk of paintings by Obata. 38.2x30.5 cm (15x12”), presented in beige pictorial folder. One of an edition limited to 1050 portfolios. No. 262 of the Autograph edition although the autograph is lacking. First Edition. Prints include: Faculty Glade, Late...

Price: US$300 - US$500

Date: 3 Dec 2020

First Edition of Joe Louis Illustrated Boxing Manual, 1948

LOUIS, Joesph (1914-1981). -- MALLORY, Edward J., ed. How to Box. Philadelphia: David McKay Company, 1948. 4to. Profusely illustrated. Original publisher's beige cloth; original publisher's illustrated dust jacket (tear at lower corner, light scuffing, a few chips). FIRST EDITION of the "Brown Bomber's" boxing guide for young readers, illustrated throughout with black-and-white photos and...

Price: US$100 - US$200

Date: 3 Dec 2020

The Seasons at California, First Edition

4-page preface (title-page; photograph of Obata at work; and 2-page introduction by William Frederick Calkins) and 5 mounted color reproductions on silk of paintings by Obata. 38.2x30.5 cm (15x12”), presented in blue pictorial folder. One of an edition limited to 1050 portfolios. First Edition. Prints include: Faculty Glade, Late Summer. Old Botanical Gardens, Early Autumn. Singing to the Future...

Price: US$300 - US$500

Date: 3 Dec 2020