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The medical library of Dr Meyer Friedman

By Friedman, Meyer, MD, 1910-2001

New York, 2001 ¶ Only edition of this landmark catalogue: "[In] a charged salesroom, the Medical Library of Dr. Meyer Friedman brought an outstanding $5.8 million, double its high estimate of $2.9 million. The combination of provenance, quality and rarity resulted in frenzied bidding on numerous occasions, driving many prices to multiples of their high estimates. The sale was 100% sold, with all of the top ten lots soaring above their high estimates, and all but one shattering their previous record[s] at auction. Highlighting the sale was . . . Harvey's 1628 Exercitatio anatomica de motu cordis, which announced the discovery of the circulation of blood and sold for $748,250, far surpassing a high estimate of $400,000, and establishing a record for this work at auction." (Sotheby's.) Dr Friedman was responsible for the theory of 'type A' behavior and its links to heart disease. 176 lots. (Sale no. 7732.) ||| Collation: 270 x 211 mm: Pp [1-7] 8-154. Illustration: Numerous color and monochrome facsimiles and illustrations. Binding: Printed wrappers, pictorial dust-jacket. Condition: Fine. .


A history of Russian hand paper-mills and their watermarks. By Zoya Vasil'evna Uchastkina . . . ; edited and adapted for publication in English by J. S. G. Simmons

By Uchastkina, Zoia Vasil'evna

Hilversum (The Netherlands): The Paper Publications Society, 1962     ¶ ONLY EDITION, published -- happily -- in English at the behest of E. J. Labarre. VERY SCARCE: The subscribers' list accounts for 247 copies, which were taken mostly by institutional libraries.   ||| Collation: In 8s (310 x 230 mm): 361 leaves, paginated [i-ii blank] [iii-vi] vii-xxix [xxx], [1-2] 3-196, (chi)[1-388], 197-297 [298] [299 addenda] [300-304 blank]. Title printed in red and black. Pages (chi)[3-383] are paginated as 'plates' 1-381.  Illustration: Ten halftone plates (fifteen figures on five leaves printed recto and verso), five inserted maps (on three leaves printed recto and verso), folding color map, integral frontispiece (facsimile), nine text illustrations (watermarks), and 815 reproductions of watermarks (on 'plates' 1-381).  Binding: Publisher's blue buckram lettered and decorated in gilt, pale-yellow laid endpapers, blue-and-white headbands, all edges trimmed and plain, as issued.  Condition: Fine.  Reference: OCLC 4110306.   ||| For further details please contact Jay Dillon  Rare Books + Manuscripts, as below. .


Printed books and manuscripts, including printing history and reference

By Christie's (New York: Christie's East, 2001.12.11)

New York, 2001   ¶ Only edition. 522 lots; including property from the late Sir Rex and Lady Harrison, Walter J. Johnson Inc, Francis Lewis Randolph, and the Estate of Andrée Beauchamp Stearns. (Christie's East sale no. 8619, 11 December 2001.)   ||| Collation: 267 x 211 mm: Pp [1-1] 3-107 [108].  Illustration: Color and monochrome illustrations and facsimiles.  Binding: Color-pictorial wrappers.  Condition: Fine. .


Handbook 2000, 18-26 March 2000, MECC Maastricht, The Netherlands. [Organized by The European Fine Art Foundation]

By European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF), 2000: Maastricht

's-Hertogenbosch (The Netherlands): The European Fine Art Foundation, 2000 *** ONLY EDITION. Maastricht, of course, is the preeminent fine-art fair. The present catalogue represents approximately two hundred leading dealers (including Agnew, Colnaghi, Finer, Tenschert), exhibiting works by Botero, Boudin, Bruegel, Cranach, De Kooning, Duerer, Fantin-Latour, Gabo, Giacommetti, Hockney, Homer, Hundertwasser, Leger, Lichtenstein, Lipschitz, Magritte, Matisse, Millet, Miro, Picabia, Picasso, Pissarro, Rembrandt, Renoir, Rubens, Sergent, Stella, Van Dongen, Villon, Vlaminck, Vuillard, Warhol, and others. -- In 12s and 8s (310 x 243 mm): Pp [1-3] 4-534 [535-536 blank]. Numerous color illustrations. Color-pictorial wrappers. A lavish production. -- OCLC 50490771 (OSU only). -- A fine copy. .


Misadventures of Huckleberry Finn: Discovery of Twain's long-lost manuscript triggered a legal melee, but it may help tame the century-old race controversy. By Katy St Clair

By Clemens, Samuel Langhorne, 1835-1910.) St Clair, Katy

In: East Bay express (Emeryville, California, 2001-  ), vol. 26, no. 3 (29 October 2003, offered complete), pages 14-21     ¶ Perhaps the longest and most detailed press account--amounting to some 4700 words in all--of the discovery (1990) and implications of the long-lost manuscript (1876-80) of the first half (chapters 1-21) of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.   ||| Collation: 34½ x 29 cm: 52 leaves, paginated [1] 2-92, [B1] B2-12.  Illustration: Numerous halftone illustrations (including eight relating to Clemens, after E. W. Kemble [7] or Justin Page [1]).  Binding: Pictorial self-wrappers.  Condition: Very good. .


Continental books and manuscripts

By Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616.) Sotheby's (London, 2000.12.07)

London &c, 2000 ¶ Only edition; including a three-page description of the Charles de Valois (duc d'Angouêlme) copy of Don Quixote 1605, £223,250 ($321,976). (Sale no. L00210, 7 December 2000.) ||| Collation: 270 x 212 mm: Pp [1-10] 11-136. Illustration: Numerous color and monochrome facsimiles and illustrations. Binding: Pictorial wrappers. Condition: Fine. .


Music and ballet; including the papers of Serge Lifar

By Wagner, Richard, 1830-1883.)  Sotheby's (London, 2002.12.06)

London &c, 2002   ¶ Only edition. 212 lots, including the autograph manuscripts of Wagner's Wesendonck Lieder 1858 £534,650 ($841,470) and the autograph libretto for Tristan und Isolde 1857 £204,650 ($322,092). (Sotheby's sale no. L02306, 6 December 2002.)   ||| Collation: 270 x 210 mm: Pp [1-8] 9-182 [183-184].  Illustration: Numerous color and monochrome illustrations and facsimiles.  Binding: Color-pictorial wrappers.  Condition: Fine. Price-list laid in. .