RESULTS: Importants Livres Anciens, Livres d’Artistes et Manuscrits, Paris, 31 October 2012

The various owners sale and the Collection d’un Amateur Bibliophile fetched a combined total of €3,226,338/£2,598,815/$4,173,268 with 82% by lots and 82% by value.

Paris

Lot

Description

Estimation (€)

 

Prix

Acheteur

84

[Delaunay] – Blaise Cendrars (1887-1961)

La Prose du Transsibérien et de la Petite Jehanne de France. Couleurs simultanées de Mme Delaunay-Terk.

RECORD POUR UN EXEMPLAIRE DE CETTE EDITION

300.000-500.000

€481.000

£386.532

$581.625

Libraire européen

8

Description de l’Égypte ou Recueil des observations et des recherches qui ont été faites en Egypte pendant l’expédition de l’armée française.

120.000-180.000

€145.000

£116.522

$175.334

Collectionneur européen

171*

Proust, Marcel (1871-1922)

A l’ombre des jeunes filles en fleurs.

Paris : NRF, 28 février 1920

80.000-120.000

€145.000

£116.522

$175.334

Anonyme

3*

[Cleland, John (1709-1789)].

Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure

Londres: printed for G. Fenton in the Strand, 1749

40.000-60.000

€115.000

£92.633

$148.753

Librairie américaine

16*

[Sade, Donatien Alphonse François, marquis de (1740-1814)].

Justine ou Les malheurs de la Vertu.

En Hollande : Chez les Libraires Associés, [Paris : Girouard ?] 1791

60.000-90.000

€103.000

£82.967

$133.231

Collectionneur européen

60*

Bellmer, Hans (1902-1975)

Les Jeux de la poupée. Illustrés de textes par Paul Eluard.

Paris : Editions premières, 1949

60.000-90.000

€97.000

£78.134

$125.470

Anonyme

49*

Bellmer, Hans (1902-1975)

Die Puppe

Carlsruhe : imprimé par Th. Eckstein, 1934

60.000-90.000

€82.600

£66.534

$106.843

Collectionneur européen

75*

Camus Albert (1913-1960)

L’Homme révolté.

Paris : NRF, 1951

40.000-60.000

€82.600

£66.534

$106.843

Collectionneur européen

43

[Siam] – Brémond

Rouste de Brest à Siam sur le vaisseaux de Roy Loyseaux (…)

40.000-60.000

€70.600

£56.734

$85.370

Anonyme

36*

[Baudelaire, Charles, (1821-1867)]

Réunion de 85 lettres autographes rédigées entre 1866 et 1870 relatant la maladie, la mort, et les publications des œuvres de Baudelaire.

60.000-90.000

€61.000

£49.136

$78.904

Anonyme

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