Sothebys: Music and Antiquarian Books and Manuscripts - bidstart 11/20, L21406, London

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Auction Report
Auction Date
11/30/2021 - 11/30/2021
Page Size: 181 items in 8 pages

Lot NumberAuthor NameBook TitlePlace PrintedYear PublishedEstimateActual Price
1Bach, Johann Sebastian

J.S. Bach. Simrock edition of the '48', Book 1, and Nägeli edition of Book 2, [1801-1802]

1801-1802GBP 2,500.00 - 3,000.00GBP 2,520.00
2Bach, Johann Sebastian

J.S. Bach. Collection of first and early editions, 1801-1820

1801-1820GBP 1,500.00 - 2,000.00GBP 1,638.00
3Beethoven, Ludwig van

L. v. Beethoven. Fine autograph letter to his librettist Friedrich Treitschke, about their planned opera, 1815

1815GBP 60,000.00 - 80,000.00Not Sold
4Beethoven, Ludwig van

L. v. Beethoven. Collection of early editions of his piano works, c.1801-1833

GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00GBP 2,394.00
5Beethoven, Ludwig van

L. v. Beethoven. First edition of the full score of the String Quartet in B flat, Op.130, 1827

1827GBP 800.00 - 1,200.00GBP 1,008.00
6Brahms, Johannes

J. Brahms. Autograph letter signed to Philipp Spitta, [1866-1874?]

1866-1874?GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00Not Sold
7Bruch, Max

M. Bruch. Important archive of c.488 autograph letters signed to Ernst Rudorff, 1865-1916, unpublished

1865-1916GBP 20,000.00 - 30,000.00Not Sold
8Bruch, Max

M. Bruch. Series of c.60 autograph letters signed to his goddaughter Melusine Rudorff, 1911-1920

1911-1920GBP 4,000.00 - 6,000.00Not Sold
9Bruch, Max

M. Bruch. Fine photographic portrait of the composer with a mounted autograph musical quotation signed, 1909

1909GBP 400.00 - 500.00GBP 378.00
10Cherubini, Luigi

L. Cherubini. Collection of six first and early editions

GBP 500.00 - 800.00GBP 630.00
11Clérambault, Louis-Nicolas

L.-N. Clérambault. Cantates françoises mellées de simphonies...Livre IIème, 1713

1713GBP 1,000.00 - 1,500.00GBP 1,008.00
12Composers and musicians

Composers and musicians. 6 autograph albums, including musical quotations by Ravel, Stravinsky and Schoenberg, 1907-1955

1907-1955GBP 6,000.00 - 8,000.00GBP 27,720.00
13Corelli, Arcangelo

A. Corelli. Early edition of the Op.5 sonatas, [1700]

1700GBP 300.00 - 500.00GBP 882.00
14Couperin, François

F. Couperin. Second livre de pièces de clavecin, first edition, second issue [c.1717]

c.1717GBP 3,000.00 - 4,000.00Not Sold
15Gluck, Christoph Willibald

C.W. Gluck. Autograph letter in French, to the playwright Charles Palissot, signed ("Gluck"), 1780

1780GBP 12,000.00 - 15,000.00GBP 15,120.00
16Gluck, Christoph Willibald

C.W. Gluck. Iphigénie en Tauride Tragédie en quatre Actes, [1792 or later]

1792 or laterGBP 400.00 - 600.00GBP 378.00
17

Guitar. Important late C17th manuscript volume of 72 pieces for five-course guitar

GBP 30,000.00 - 40,000.00GBP 138,600.00
18Handel, George Frideric

G.F. Handel. First edition of "Rodelinda", 1725

1725GBP 1,500.00 - 2,000.00GBP 4,032.00
19Handel, George Frideric

G.F. Handel. Messiah, an Oratorio in Score, first edition, fourth issue, c.1768

GBP 1,500.00 - 2,000.00GBP 3,276.00
20Handel, George Frideric

G.F. Handel. Messiah An Oratorio, first edition, third issue, c.1767

GBP 1,000.00 - 1,500.00GBP 1,008.00
21Handel, George Frideric

G.F. Handel. Songs in Messiah, Smith no.4, the Allanson Benson copy, c.1767 or earlier

GBP 1,000.00 - 1,500.00GBP 1,008.00
22Handel, George Frideric

G.F. Handel. Samson An Oratorio, first edition, second issue, [1743]

1743GBP 1,000.00 - 1,200.00Not Sold
23Handel, George Frideric

G.F. Handel. Suites de Pieces Pour le Clavecin, vols. 1 and 2, c.1736 and c.1733

GBP 1,000.00 - 1,500.00Not Sold
24Handel, George Frideric

G.F. Handel. Three editions: "Acis and Galatea", "Teseo" and "Saul", 1769-c.1792

1769-c.1792GBP 600.00 - 800.00GBP 756.00
25Handel, George Frideric

G.F. Handel. Handel's Songs Selected from His Oratorios, 3 vocal score vols. with instrumental parts in 4 vols., c.1755

GBP 500.00 - 800.00GBP 1,764.00
  • <center><b>Swann Auction Galleries<br>A Record Breaking Season</b>
    <b>Swann:</b> <i>The Book of Mormon,</b> first edition, Palmyra, NY, 1830. Sold Sept. 30 — $112,500.
    <b>Swann:</b> Vincent Van Gogh, <i>Homme à la Pipe: Portrait du Docteur Gachet, Evening,</i> etching, 1890. Sold Nov. 2 — $161,000.
    <b>Swann:</b> Edward Ruscha, <i>Stains,</i> title page, one of 70, signed, 1969. Sold Nov. 9 — $112,500.
    <b>Swann:</b> John James Audubon, <i>Carolina Parrot, Plate 26,</i> hand colored aquatint, 1828. Sold Dec.9 — $137,000.
    <b>Swann:</b> Edmund Dulac, <i>The Snow Queen,</i> watercolor, gouache, pen & ink, 1910. Sold Dec. 16 — $125,000.
  • <b>Il Ponte Casa d’Aste, Jan. 25:</b> DANTE ALIGHIERI (1265-1321). <i>Commedia.</i> Venezia: Vindelino da Spira, 1477. Estimate: € 40.000 - 60.000.
    <b>Il Ponte Casa d’Aste, Jan. 25:</b> DALI, Salvador (1908-1989) - William SHAKESPEARE (1564-1616). <i>Romeo e Giulietta.</i> Milan: Rizzoli, 1975. Estimate: € 25.000 - 35.000.
    <b>Il Ponte Casa d’Aste, Jan. 25:</b> MALVASIA, Cornelio; MONTANARI, Geminiano. <i>Ephemerides novissimae motuum coelestium.</i> Modena: Cassiani, 1662. Estimate: € 8.000 - 12.000.
    <b>Il Ponte Casa d’Aste, Jan. 25:</b> JANSSONIUS, Johannes. <i>Atlantis majoris quinta pars, Orbem maritimum [Novus Atlas, volume V: carte marittime].</i> Amsterdam: Janssonius, 1650. Estimate: € 12.000 - 18.000.
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