Christies: Yates, Thompson and Bright: A Family of Bibliophiles, 1584, London - King Street

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Auction Report
Auction Date
07/16/2014 - 07/16/2014
Page Size: 372 items in 15 pages

Lot NumberAuthor NameBook TitlePlace PrintedYear PublishedEstimateActual Price
1BIBLE, with Prologues and Interpretations of Hebrew Names, in Latin, DECORATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM, England, possibly Oxford, mid-13th centuryGBP 9,000.00 - 12,000.00GBP 35,000.00
2BIBLE, with Prologues and Interpretations of Hebrew Names, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM France, probably Paris, mid-13th centuryGBP 30,000.00 - 40,000.00GBP 110,500.00
3ROBERT GROSSETESTE (d.1253), De Decem Preceptis, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM England, c.1260GBP 10,000.00 - 15,000.00GBP 56,250.00
4GRADUAL, use of the Dominicans, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM, north-eastern France or Flanders, second half 13th centuryGBP 10,000.00 - 15,000.00GBP 23,750.00
5ANTIPHONAL, use of the Franciscans, in Latin, fifteen leaves from a series of ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT CHOIRBOOKS ON VELLUM, Bologna, first quarter 14th centuryGBP 15,000.00 - 18,000.00Not Sold
6BREVIARY, use of Sarum, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM, western England, c.1310-20GBP 80,000.00 - 120,000.00GBP 122,500.00
7BOOK OF HOURS, use of the Dominicans, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM Tournai, 2nd quarter 14th centuryGBP 12,000.00 - 18,000.00GBP 17,500.00
8THE RULE OF ST BENEDICT, followed by WILLIAM PERAULT (c.1190-1271), Tractatus de professione monachorum, and THOMAS AQUINAS (1225-1274), De perfectione spiritualis vitae, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM northern France, late 14th centuryGBP 6,000.00 - 8,000.00GBP 25,000.00
9THE MARCHE HOURS, use of Sarum, in Latin with Middle English additions, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM, Bruges, c.1390-1400GBP 15,000.00 - 20,000.00GBP 47,500.00
10REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE CAMALDOLESE ORDER, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM probably Florence, c.1400GBP 8,000.00 - 12,000.00GBP 35,000.00
11MISSAL, use of Udine, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM, Vienna, c.1430-35GBP 500,000.00 - 800,000.00GBP 1,082,500.00
12Anonymous (fl. 1414), The Mirror of Recluses, in Middle English with a little Latin, DECORATED MANUSCRIPT ON PAPER England, c.1414-22GBP 50,000.00 - 80,000.00GBP 182,500.00
13PSEUDO-AUGUSTINE, De manuale verbo dei; OGNIBENE DA LONIGO (1412-1474), letter to Fra Silvestro of Siena dated Vicenza 20 July 1436; 'PUBLIUS LENTULUS', Description of the appearance of Christ; FRA SILVESTRO (d. after 1454), letter to Ognibene da Lonigo dnorth-eastern Italy, c.1440GBP 8,000.00 - 10,000.00GBP 22,500.00
14BOOK OF HOURS, use of Paris, in Latin and French, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM, Paris, c.1460GBP 12,000.00 - 18,000.00GBP 32,500.00
15BOOK OF HOURS, use of Rome, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM, Bruges, 1460sGBP 5,000.00 - 8,000.00GBP 13,750.00
16PRAYERBOOK OF HENRICUS YSENDIJC, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM, Brussels, and Lille, c.1460 c.1475GBP 30,000.00 - 50,000.00GBP 80,500.00
17LEONARDO BRUNI (c.1370-1444), in the French translation of JEAN LEBA^GUE (1368-1457), Histoire de la premiA..re guerre punique, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM, Paris, c.1450GBP 150,000.00 - 250,000.00GBP 386,500.00
18BOOK OF HOURS, use of Rome, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM, southern France, possibly Auvergne, c.1470GBP 3,000.00 - 5,000.00GBP 13,750.00
19JUVENAL (fl. late 1st - early 2nd century), Satyrae, with gloss, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM, Tours, c.1472GBP 70,000.00 - 100,000.00GBP 242,500.00
20SOLINUS, Caius Iulius (fl. 3rd century), Collectanea rerum memorabilium, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM, Naples, c.1475GBP 150,000.00 - 250,000.00GBP 218,500.00
21BOOK OF HOURS, use of Utrecht, in Dutch, DECORATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM, North Holland, Haarlem, 1480sGBP 10,000.00 - 15,000.00GBP 26,250.00
22BOOK OF HOURS, use of Avranches, in Latin and French, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM, Normandy?, c.1490sGBP 20,000.00 - 25,000.00GBP 52,500.00
23BOOK OF HOURS, use of Rome, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM, ?Lille, 1490sGBP 10,000.00 - 15,000.00GBP 22,500.00
24CATHERINE D'AMBOISE (1481-1550) Les continuelles mAditations de la volubilitA et soudaine mutation des crAatures raisonnables, in French, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM, Bourges?, c.1520sGBP 40,000.00 - 60,000.00GBP 86,500.00
25PROCESSIONAL, for the use of the Dominican sisters of St Louis, Poissy, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM, Paris, second quarter 16th-centuryGBP 18,000.00 - 22,000.00GBP 32,500.00
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Bernard Romans, <i>Map of the Seat of Civil War in America</i>, Philadelphia, 1775. Sold October 10, 2013 for $173,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> First Confederate imprint announcing the dissolution of the Union, Charleston, SC, December 20, 1860. Sold October 10, 2013 for $37,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> R.L. Hobson, <i>A Catalogue of Chinese Pottery and Porcelain in the Collection of Sir Percival David BT.</i>, F.S.A., 1934. Sold October 24, 2013 for $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Illuminated Book of Hours in French and Latin, France, circa 1500. Sold November 12, 2013 for $12,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Rex Stout, <i>Fer-de-Lance</i>, first edition, 1934. Sold November 21, 2013 for $21,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Group of five autograph letters signed by Albert Einstein, grappling with gravitation before publishing his General Theory, 1910-15. Sold November 26, 2013 for $161,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Ernest H. Shepard, <i>Their Search for Small</i>, pen-and-ink illustration for page 39 of A.A. Milne's House at Pooh Corner, 1928. Sold January 23, 2014 for $47,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Harriet Jacobs, <i>Incidents in the Life of Slave Girl, Written by Herself</i>, first edition, 1861. Sold March 27, 2014 for $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Johann Schöner, <i>Opera Mathematica</i>, first collected edition, Nuremberg, 1551. Sold April 3, 2014 for $62,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Andreas Vesalius, <i>Compendiosa totius anatomie delineatio</i>, first edition of the first Vesalian piracy, 1545. Sold May 1, 2014 for $50,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Edward Gorey, posters for the New York City Ballet, 1974-75. Sold May 7, 2014 for $2,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> John James Audubon, <i>Meadow Lark. Plate CXXXVI</i>, hand-colored plate from The Birds of America,1832. Sold June 3, 2014 for $16,250.
  • <b>Bonhams 22 Sep 2014:</b> Lot 9. HORAE. Illuminated manuscript on vellum.<br>Est. $30,000-$50,000.
    <b>Bonhams 22 Sep 2014:</b> Lot 55. KELMSCOTT PRESS. CHAUCER, GEOFFREY. Edited by F.S. Ellis.<br>Est. $30,000-$50,000.
    <b>Bonhams 22 Sep 2014:</b> Lot 57. SHAKESPEARE HEAD PRESS. SPENSER, EDMUND. 1930-32.<br>Est. $15,000-$25,000.
    <b>Bonhams 22 Sep 2014:</b> Lot 87. RIVERA, DIEGO. 1886-1957. Manuscript album in various hands.<br>Est. $15,000-$20,000.
    <b>Bonhams 22 Sep 2014:</b> Lot 108. ARCTIC PHOTOGRAPHY. WHITNEY, HARRY. 1873-1936. Album of 188 photographs. Est. $10,000-$15,000.
    <b>Bonhams 22 Sep 2014:</b> Lot 110. BRAZIL. DE MORAES, JOSÉ. Portuguese Manuscript on paper.<br>Est. $30,000-$50,000.
    <b>Bonhams 22 Sep 2014:</b> Lot 120. FLORIDABLANCA, MOÑINO Y REDONDO, JOSÉ CONDE DE. 1728-1808. Manuscript in Spanish on paper. Est. $25,000-$35,000.
    <b>Bonhams 22 Sep 2014:</b> Lot 155. THOMSON, JOHN. 1837-1921. Illustrations of China and its People. A Series of Two Hundred Photographs. Est. $15,000-$20,000.
    <b>Bonhams 22 Sep 2014:</b> Lot 156. VANCOUVER, GEORGE. 1757-1798. A Voyage Of Discovery To The North Pacific Ocean, And Round The World. Est. $18,000-$25,000.
    <b>Bonhams 22 Sep 2014:</b> Lot 184. WHITMAN, WALT. 1819-1892. Autograph Manuscript Signed ("Walt Whitman"). Est. $30,000-$50,000.
    <b>Bonhams 22 Sep 2014:</b> Lot 219. HOUGH, ROMEYN BECK. 1857-1924. The American Woods, Exhibited by Actual Specimens and with Copious Explanatory. Est. $20,000-$30,000.
    <b>Bonhams 22 Sep 2014:</b> Lot 280. WAGNER, RICHARD. Autograph Musical Quotation Signed ("Richard Wagner"). Est. $12,000-$18,000.
  • <b>19th Century Shop</b>. 30th anniversary catalogue of landmark rare books, autographs and manuscripts, and historical photographs of all ages.
    <b>19th Century Shop</b>. Abraham Lincoln, "a previously unknown portrait of exceptional quality." From the collection of John Hay.
    <b>19th Century Shop</b>. <i>The Federalist</i> (1788). An important association copy in original boards, untrimmed.
    <b>19th Century Shop</b>. Isaac Newton. <i>Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica</i> (1687).
    <b>19th Century Shop</b>. Shakespeare's <i>Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies</i> (1632).
    <b>19th Century Shop</b>. John Rockefeller. Ambrotype, the earliest known photograph of Rockefeller.
    <b>19th Century Shop</b>. Muybridge, <i>Animal Locomotion</i> (1887) subscriber's copy.
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