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Bruun Rasmussen: Books and Manuscripts

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Auction Name Books and Manuscripts Total Sales (EUR) 47,286.25
Auction Date 01/28/2014 - 01/28/2014 Low Estimate of Lots Sold (EUR) 45,340.00
Sale Number #1405c High Estimate of Lots Sold (EUR) 59,485.00
Total Lots 237
Sold Lots 38 Low Estimate of All Lots (EUR) 114,102.00
% of Lots Sold 16.03% High Estimate of All Lots (EUR) 156,627.00
Unsold Lots 199 Total Sales as a % of High Est. 30.19%

Top twenty-five by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
6001 G. C. Oeder og Johan Lange Fabulous Flora Danica: Oeder a.o. (eds.): Aftegninger paa de Planter [...] Flora Danica. EUR 13,500.00 - 20,000.00 EUR 11,750.00
6006 F. L. Norden F.L. Norden: Travels in Egypt and Nubia [...]. 1757 EUR 4,000.00 - 5,350.00 EUR 3,500.00
6003 Thomas Stearns Eliot Major work of Modernism: T.S. Eliot: Poems. 1919 EUR 2,000.00 - 2,700.00 EUR 3,187.50
6007 Niels Bohr Inscribed by Niels Bohr: Determination of the Surface-Tension of Water by the Method of Jet Vibration. 1909 EUR 2,700.00 - 2,700.00 EUR 2,625.00
6009 First edition of Boswell's biography on Samuel Johnson: James Boswell: The Life of Samuel Johnson. 1791 EUR 2,000.00 - 2,000.00 EUR 2,625.00
6002 James Joyce og Tom Kristensen From James Joyce to Tom Kristensen: James Joyce: Anna Livia Plurabelle. 1930 EUR 2,700.00 - 2,700.00 EUR 2,375.00
6000 Oluf Host Kunsthandlere onsker jeg doden: 15 autograph letters and letter cards, all signed by Oluf Host. EUR 1,050.00 - 1,350.00 EUR 2,125.00
6004 Tom Kristensen Jastrau's anxiety - "Som en Bisse med blodige Haender": Hitherto unknown stanzas of famous poem by Tom Kristensen. [No date]. EUR 1,350.00 - 1,350.00 EUR 1,750.00
6011 First edition of White's history of Selborne: [Gilbert White]: The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne. 1789 EUR 1,050.00 - 1,350.00 EUR 1,437.50
6012 Inscribed by Hans Christian Andersen: H.C. Andersen: Die zwei Baronessen. 1848 EUR 1,050.00 - 1,350.00 EUR 1,437.50
6038 Stars from the 1960s: Collection of more than 300 autographs from various persons, mostly actors. Mostly Danish. EUR 400.00 - 670.00 EUR 1,250.00
6008 Henrik Ibsen First editions by Henrik Ibsen: Collection of 9 1st editions by Henrik Ibsen incl. Hedda Gabler. 1890 EUR 1,350.00 - 2,000.00 EUR 1,175.00
6010 Charles Dickens Charles Dickens: Our Mutual Friend. 1964-1965. EUR 1,350.00 - 1,350.00 EUR 1,175.00
6015 Soren Kierkegaard First edition of Kierkegaard's Either-Or: Victor Eremita [pseud. for Soren Kierkegaard]: Enten-Eller. 1843 EUR 1,350.00 - 2,000.00 EUR 1,175.00
6035 Famous Italian Romantic composer: Autograph and signed letter by G[iuseppe] Verdi. 1898 EUR 1,350.00 - 1,600.00 EUR 1,175.00
6027 Walt Disney Anders And & Co. 1949-57 komplet. Indbundet i 17 bind. Samt Peter Pan og Kaptajn Klo m.fl. 1953-1955 EUR 670.00 - 670.00 EUR 1,006.25
6019 Tom Kristensen Early autograph poetry by Tom Kristensen: Note book with more than 20 autograph poems by Tom Kristensen from Pafuglefjeren, published 1922 + 1 vol. EUR 1,050.00 - 1,350.00 EUR 918.75
6013 Rainer Maria Rilke, Thorkild Bjornvig og Paul la Cour Inscribed by Rilke and Bjornvig: Rainer Maria Rilke: Das Buch der Bilder. [1907]. EUR 805.00 - 1,050.00 EUR 706.25
6016 Thomas Stearns Eliot The Waste Land: T.S. Eliot: The Waste Land. 1923 EUR 535.00 - 805.00 EUR 637.50
6023 James Joyce A Portrait of the Artist as a young Man: James Joyce: A Portrait of the Artist as a young Man. 1916 EUR 270.00 - 400.00 EUR 637.50
6034 17th century engravings: Valentin Le Febre: Opera Selectiora quae Titianus Vecellius Cadubriensis [...]. 1682 EUR 805.00 - 1,000.00 EUR 568.75
6039 Robert Jacobsen og Poul Borum (CD) Robert Jacobsen, Poul Borum: Collection of 20 orig. illustrations by Robert Jacobsen to the work "44 fabler". EUR 270.00 - 400.00 EUR 537.50
6025 Barry Lereng Wilmont, Henrik Nordbrandt og Dan Turell (CD) Barry Wilmont, Henrik Nordbrandt and Dan Turell: Ulysses spejl. 1981 EUR 400.00 - 670.00 EUR 337.50
6030 Palle Nielsen Palle Nielsen: Orfeus og Eurydike. 1959-70. EUR 535.00 - 535.00 EUR 337.50
6032 Iceland: Sagan af Gunnlaugi Ormstungu ok Skalld-Rafni [...]. 1775 EUR 270.00 - 400.00 EUR 337.50
  • <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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