Music, Continental manuscripts and printed books, science and medicine : Including the autograph manuscript of Kafka’s “The trial” comprising printed books, autograph letters and manuscripts including the ninth German bible, Nuremberg, 1483; the first Spanish edition of Seneca’s works, Seville, 1491; the first edition of Euclid’s Elementa 1482; an important series of early poems by Bertolt Brecht; an autograph letter signed by Alexander Pushkin; an autograph manuscript of part of Beethoven’s Archduke trio; an autograph draft of the “Wedding march” from Wagner’s Lohengrin (catalogue of an auction sale conducted by Sotheby's, London 17-18 November 1988)
London, Sotheby's, 1988
(27 cm), 213 (15) pp., illustrations (some in colour). 493 lots. List of prices realised and buyers’ names loosely inserted. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - The autograph manuscript of Kafka’s “Der Prozess” (lot 244) was bought by Tenschert for £1,100,000. Contains property consigned by Hugo Nevill Money-Coutts, 8th Baron Latymer (1926-2003). ¶ Annotated copy, partly priced.