Pierre Bergé & associés (Paris)

Pierre Berès, 80 ans de passion : 1ère vente, bibliographie, typographie, calligraphie [other title:] Pierre Berès, quatre-vingts ans de passion (5-8 July 2005) § Pierre Berès, 80 ans de passion : 2ème vente, fonds de la librairie Pierre Berès, des incunables à nos jours, 1ère partie [other title:] Pierre Berès, quatre-vingts ans de passion (28 October 2005) § Pierre Berès, 80 ans de passion : 3ème vente, fonds de la librairie Pierre Berès, des incunables à nos jours, 2e partie [other title:] Pierre Berès, quatre-vingts ans de passion (16 December 2005) § Pierre Berès, 80 ans de passion : 4ème vente, Le Cabinet des Livres (20 June 2006) § Pierre Berès, 80 ans de passion : 5eme vente, fonds de la librairie Pierre Berès, des incunables à nos jours, 3eme partie (13 December 2006) § Pierre Berès, 80 ans de passion : 6eme vente, fonds de la librairie Pierre Berès, des incunables à nos jours, 4eme partie (17-18 December 2007) (catalogues of the private collection and stock assembled by Pierre Berès, catalogued by Jean-Baptiste de Proyart, and sold at auction at Drouot Richelieu, Paris, by the auctioneers Pierre Bergé & associé, 2005-2007)

Paris, Pierre Bergé & associés, 2005-2007
Six volumes (27 cm), I (5-8 July 2005): 269 pp., illustrations (most in colour). Lots numbered A1-341; B1-1369. Laser-print price list. II (28 October 2005): 303 pp., illustrations (most in colour). Lots numbered 1-198. Laser-print price list. III (16 December 2005): 265 pp., illustrations (most in colour). Lots numbered 199-401. Laser-print price list. IV (20 June 2006): 348 pp., illustrations (most in colour). Lots numbered 1-177. Laser-print price list. V (13 December 2006): 221 pp., illustrations (most in colour). Lots numbered 402-748. Laser print price list. VI (17-18 December 2007): 373 pp., illustrations (most in colour). Lots numbered 1-650. Laser-print price list. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - Catalogues of the reference library, stock, and private collection of Pierre Berès. The six sales, staged between July 2005 and December 2007, totalled €35.3m, thus more than doubling the total of low estimates. ¶ Annotated copies, mostly priced in pencil.
Subjects
Auction sale catalogues - Books - 2005-2007
Auction sale catalogues - Books - 2006
Auction sale catalogues - Books - 2007
Authors/Creators
Pierre Bergé & associés (Paris)
Owners
Berès, Pierre, 1913-2008
Auction date
20050705
20051028
20051216
20060620
20061213
20071217
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  • Pierre Bergé & associés (Paris)

    Pierre Berès, 80 ans de passion : 1ère vente, bibliographie, typographie, calligraphie [other title:] Pierre Berès, quatre-vingts ans de passion (catalogue for an auction conducted by Pierre Bergé & associés with the expertise of Jean-Baptiste de Proyart, Drouot Richelieu, Paris, 5-8 July 2005)

    Paris, Pierre Bergé & associés, 2005
    (27 cm), 269 pp., illustrations (most in colour). Lots numbered A1-341; B1-1369. Laser-print price list loosely inserted. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - Highlight of the first session was lot A211, an album of 200 photographs of bindings executed by Paul Bonet, 1925-1940, bound by Bonet for Pierre Berès (€30,275). A copy of the Pierpont Morgan Catalogue of manuscripts and early printed books from the libraries of William Morris, Richard Bennett, Bertram fourth earl of Ashburnham, and other sources (London 1906-1907), Sydney Cockerell’s copy (lot B138), realised an unexpected €12,715 (estimated €1000/1500). ¶ Occasional pencil annotations.
  • Pierre Bergé & associés (Paris)

    Pierre Berès, 80 ans de passion : 2ème vente, fonds de la librairie Pierre Berès, des incunables à nos jours, 1ère partie [other title:] Pierre Berès, quatre-vingts ans de passion (catalogue for an auction conducted by Pierre Bergé & associés with the expertise of Jean-Baptiste de Proyart, Drouot Richelieu, Paris, 28 October 2005)

    Paris, Pierre Bergé & associés, 2005
    (27 cm), 303 (9) pp., illustrations (most in colour). Lots numbered 1-198. Laser-print price list loosely inserted. Publisher’s printed wrappers. ¶ Copiously annotated copy, priced.
  • Pierre Bergé & associés (Paris)

    Pierre Berès, 80 ans de passion : 3ème vente, fonds de la librairie Pierre Berès, des incunables à nos jours, 2e partie [other title:] Pierre Berès, quatre-vingts ans de passion (catalogue for an auction conducted by Pierre Bergé & associés with the expertise of Jean-Baptiste de Proyart, Drouot Richelieu, Paris, 16 December 2005)

    Paris, Pierre Bergé & associés, 2005
    (27 cm), 265 (7) pp., illustrations (most in colour). Lots numbered 199-401. Laser-print price list loosely inserted. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - Many prices were “well exceeding the sometimes inexplicably low estimates” (saleroom report in The Book Collector, Summer 2006, pp.237-238). ¶ Copiously annotated copy, priced.
  • Pierre Bergé & associés (Paris)

    Pierre Berès, 80 ans de passion : 4ème vente, Le Cabinet des Livres (catalogue for an auction conducted by Pierre Bergé & associés with the expertise of Jean-Baptiste de Proyart, Drouot Richelieu, Paris, 20 June 2006)

    Paris, Pierre Bergé & associés, 2006
    (27 cm), 348 (4) pp., illustrations (most in colour). Lots numbered 1-177. Saleroom notice loosely inserted. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - The high point of all the sales, realising €14.24m alone. A Piranesi drawing with twenty-six lines of notes on the back made €380,000. Lot 16, “The sixty coloured drawings attributed to Pierre Gourdelle in proto-fanfare calf made the top price, €1,100,000 [€1,422,244 inclusive]; it has a twin in the Museum de l’Histoire Naturelle, and the catalogue tentatively attributed them to the Guise circle” (from a saleroom report in The Book Collector, Autumn 2006, pp.398-399). The album was offered by Librairie Thomas-Scheler at the 2016 New York Book Fair (“P.O.R”). The clou of the sale, La chartreuse de Parme corrected for a second edition by Balzac, was presented by Pierre Berès to the Bibliothèque Nationale before the sale (now cote NAF 28056 (1-5). ¶ Wrappers soiled. Copiously annotated copy, priced.
  • Pierre Bergé & associés (Paris)

    Pierre Berès, 80 ans de passion : 5eme vente, fonds de la librairie Pierre Berès, des incunables à nos jours, 3eme partie (catalogue for an auction conducted by Pierre Bergé & associés with the expertise of Jean-Baptiste de Proyart, Drouot Richelieu, Paris, 13 December 2006)

    Paris, Pierre Bergé & associés, 2006
    (27 cm), 221 (3) pp., illustrations (most in colour). Lots numbered 402-748. Saleroom notice loosely inserted. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - The sale included the 1561 Estienne Latin translation of Xenophon, in a binding decorated “de fanfare à compartiments vides” for Claude de l’Aubespine; it was bought by Maggs (€180,000) for the Getty collection at Wormsley, to join the companion volume of the set (Greek text) supplied some years previously by Patrick King. Saleroom report in The Book Collector, Spring 2007, pp.86-87. ¶ Copiously annotated copy, priced.
  • Pierre Bergé & associés (Paris)

    Pierre Berès, 80 ans de passion : 6eme vente, fonds de la librairie Pierre Berès, des incunables à nos jours, 4eme partie (catalogue for an auction conducted by Pierre Bergé & associés with the expertise of Jean-Baptiste de Proyart, Drouot Richelieu, Paris, 17-18 December 2007)

    Paris, Pierre Bergé & associés, 2007
    (27 cm), 373 (3) pp., illustrations (most in colour). Lots numbered 1-650. Laser-print price list loosely inserted. Publisher’s printed wrappers. ¶ Copiously annotated copy, priced. Wrappers soiled.
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