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Auction Preview: Books and Manuscripts at Bruun Rasmussen Kunstauktioner, Bredgade, Mar 20

Archimedes: The works were instigated to Federico Commandinus Urbinate recently translated into Latin, and commentary. Illustrated. (Edited by Federico Commandino, with commentary.) Venice: Paolo Manuzio 1558. 2nd Latin edition. 2 parts in one. Folio. (29 × 20.5 cm). Estimate: Estimate: 50,000 - 60,000 kr. (US$ 6,069 – US$ 7,283)
(Courtesy: Bruun Rasmussen Auctioneers)

What: Books and Manuscripts

Where: Bruun Rasmussen Auctioneers of Fine Art. Bredgade 33. DK-1260 Copenhagen K Denmark

When: 20 March, 06.00 pm

Top lots of the sale:

- Archimedes: The works were instigated to Federico Commandinus Urbinate recently translated into Latin, and commentary. Illustrated. (Edited by Federico Commandino, with commentary.) Venice: Paolo Manuzio 1558. 2nd Latin edition. 2 parts in one. Folio. (29 × 20.5 cm). Estimate: Estimate: 50,000 - 60,000 kr. (US$ 6,069 – US$ 7,283)

- G.C. Oeder: Flora Danica: Pictures of the Plants [...]. Illustrated with 698 engraved plates, a few hand coloured (4 units as a set). Estimate: 50,000 - 60,000 kr. (US$ 6,069 – US$ 7,283)

- Hans Christian Andersen: Poems. Cph: Hans Reitzels Publishing 1830. Inscribed with versified poem by the author to Henriette Collin. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 kr. (US$ 2,428 – US$ 3,641)

- Pufendorf's Swedish wars: History of the reign of Charles Gustave roy of Svede [...]. Nürnberg 1697. 1st edition. Small folio. Estimate: 30,000 - 40,000 kr. (US$ 3,641 – US$ 4,855)

- Autograph letter signed by Hans Christian Andersen. 3 pages written in Latin handwriting. Dated Copenhagen, February 4, 1838. Folio. Folded as envelope and stamped. The letter has been sent to Xavier Marmier. Letter with minor hole in middle folding (c. 2 cm - loss of text). Recto with minor tape repair. Estimate: 20,000 - 25,000 kr. (US$ 2,428 – US$ 3,034)

- Hans Christian Andersen: New Adventure. Cph 1845. 1st ed. Inscribed by Andersen to the Danish poet HV Kaalund. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 kr. (US$ 2,428 – US$ 3,641)

- Masterwork on architecture: Den Danske Vitruvius. 2 vols. 1746–49. Complete with 281 full-page engraved plates (2 units as a set). Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 kr. (US$ 2,428 – US$ 3,641)

- Album by Gerard van Spaendonck: Fleurs dessinées d’après/Flowers drawn after Nature. [Paris, c. 1801]. With 22 [of 24] stipple engravings of flowers by P.F. Le Grand and other engravers. No text leaves but names/species on each leaf. Dampstaining to 3 preliminary leaves' lower part. Measure: 47×32 cm. Cropped. Minor loss of text to some plates. Bound in a modern green half morocco binding. Estimate: 40,000 – 50,000 kr. (US$ 4,855 – US$ 6,069)

- Anker Kyster, Thorvald Bindesbøll, Joakim Skovgaard: Collection of letters, drafts and tools from the Danish bookbinder Anker Kyster's book bindery. Estimate: 30,000 - 40,000 kr. (US$ 3,641 – US$ 4,855)

- Holberg Ludvig: The Danish Showroom Division Shared 5th Thunder. 5 vols. Trykt Aar 1731. Cph 1731. 8vo. Browning throughout. Upper narrow margins. 272, 280, 316, 286 and 244 pages. Unpaged. Bound in cont. half calf, vol. I with minor split to upper hinge. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 kr. (US$ 2,428 – US$ 3,641)

- Illustrated marine artillery: Orig. manuscript written and finely illustrated with drawings/watercolours of artillery (3 units as a set). Estimate: 15,000 kr. (US$ 1,821)

- Interesting collection of more than 150 vols. of literature in French by authors such as Honoré de Balzac, A. Daudet, Eugène Fromentin, Fénelon, Gilbert Stenger and many more. Mostly published in Paris with the years 1920–1950. Many of these are 1st editions, illustrated and bound with orig. wrappers in nice half morocco bindings. Many with top edge gilt. Most volumes are limited editions. Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 kr. (US$ 1,214 - US$ 1,821)

- Early cook book in Danish: Anna Weckerin: A nice and very useful cookbook, which is the place where the cardigan is written [...]. 1648th. Estimate: 10,000 (US$ 1,214)

- CW Eckersberg: Linear Perspectives, applied to Painting, a series of perspectivistic studies. Loose leaves. Cph: C.A. Reitzel 1841. 1st. ed. Queer folio. With 10 text leaves and 11 full page engraved plates, all loose leaves. Each sheet elegantly repaired and with reinforced edges. Orig. front wrapper repaired and mounted on new paper. Estimate: 10,000 - 12,000 kr. (US$ 1,214 – US$ 1,457)

- Les Aventures de Tintin/ The Adventures of Tintin. L'Oreille Cassèe. Paris: Casterman 1966. Later edition. With autograph inscription and orig. drawing, sign. Herge. on front free end paper. With brown spots. Publisher's binding. Drawing of Tintin and Snowy. Estimate: 10,000 - 12,000 kr. (US$ 1,214 – US$ 1,457)

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