Music, Continental manuscripts and printed books : Including the autograph full-score of the overture to Schubert’s Fierabras; the autograph draft of the overture to Wagner’s Tannhäuser; archive of autograph manuscripts of Wolf-Ferrari; autograph manuscript of part of Chopin’s Variations on “La ci darem la mano”; the inventory of the Empress Josephine’s possessions made after her death; an important series of letters by Jorge Luis Borges; a fine series of letters of the Empress Maria Theresa; Napoleonic material from the collection of the late Baron Verheyden de Lancey; the Fairfax Murray copy of Eruditorium Penitentiale, Paris, 1487; an exceptional seventeenth-century collector’s volume of calligraphic and architectural books, prints and drawings; a collection of three first editions of Ronsard’s works in their original binding; the first edition, second issue of the Communist Manifesto (catalogue of an auction sale conducted by Sotheby's, London, 28 May 1986)
London, Sotheby's, 1986
(27 cm), 304 (8) pp., illustrations. 631 lots. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - The copy of The Communist Manifesto was bought for £26,400 by the Valmadonna Trust; it is one of eleven recorded copies of the second issue (three copies of the first issue are known). Also sold (lot 79) was the pattern book of a Bernese artisan (1605). ¶ Annotated copy, partly priced. No price list.