Music, Continental manuscripts and printed books, science and medicine : Comprising printed books, autograph letters and manuscripts including the Edward German archive, an apparently unpublished and unknown piano work of Franz Liszt; an autograph transcription by Purcell of a canon by John Bull; seventeen poems by Egon Schiele; volumes from the diary of Eugène Delacroix; a document signed jointly by Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette; Piranesi, Vedute di Roma, (c. 1750) and Carceri d’invenzione (c. 1760) (catalogue of an auction sale conducted by Sotheby's, London, 26-27 November 1987)
London, Sotheby's, 1987
(27 cm), 207 (17) pp., illustrations (some in colour). 426 lots. List of prices realised and buyers’ names loosely inserted. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - The group of autograph poems by Egon Schiele (lots 189-206), written when he was aged 20, realised £70,950; the highest price was £7480 for a poem entitled “Visionen” (lot 203), bought by Fischer Fine Art. Quaritch gave £19,800 for a copy (lot 84) of Galileo’s Sidereus Nuncius (1610) bound with De Dominis, De radiis visus et lucis (1611). ¶ Annotated copy, partly priced.