Christie’s Paris is pleased to announce its next Parisian auction Livres & Manuscrits, taking place on 30 November.
Last year’s Christie’s Parisian sales were led by very different kind of books and manuscripts, from incunabula to manuscripts and XXth century artist’s books and literature, such as a hitherto unknown copy of an Hebrew incunabula Pentateuch printed on vellum, which sold in Paris on 30 April for €2.79 million, a record price for any book sold in France. A remarkable autograph manuscript, Mallarmé’s Contes indiens, was sold for €361,500 (Novembre 4) and an exquisite copy of Alexandre Dumas’ Trois mousquetaires in first edition reached €49,500) on December 9.
More recently, last April 2015, the Christie’s Paris sale of Books and manuscripts achieved €1,180,713 / £838,306/ $1,286,977, led by important literary manuscripts and a remarkable copy, one of the very few complete, of L’Astronomique discours by the Scottish astronomer James Bassantyne, published in Lyon, 1557, by Jean de Tournes (€85,500).
Following the success of this sale, we are currently inviting consignments to the upcoming auction. Please do not hesitate to contact Isabelle de Conihout or Patricia de Fougerolle for a free and confidential valuation of your books and manuscripts.
Consignment Deadline: 28 September 2015
Isabelle de Conihout
Tel:+33 (0)1 40 76 85 58
Patricia de Fougerolle
Tel:+33 (0)1 40 76 83 74
Lot 7, sale 4019
JACQUES BASSANTIN (JAMES BASSANTYNE, C. 1500–1568). Astronomique Discours
Sold for €85,500