Christie, Manson & Woods International Inc. (New York)

An important botanical library. Part I : the property of a gentleman § An important botanical library. Part II : the property of a gentleman (catalogues for auctions conducted by Christie, Manson & Woods International Inc. / Christie’s East, New York, 4-5 June 1997)

New York, Christie, Manson & Woods International Inc. / Christie’s East, 1997
Two volumes (27 cm), I (4 June 1997): 265 (1) pp., illustrations (most in colour, some folding). Lots 1-160. Printed list of priced realised loosely inserted. II (5 June 1997): 191 (1) pp., illustrations (some in colour). Lots 161-691. Printed list of priced realised loosely inserted. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - The nucleus of this collection was assembled by Robert de Belder (1921-1995) over a period of some thirty years. After the De Belder collection was purchased by the booksellers Bernard Quaritch, in the mid-1980s, a selection including the most spectacular books was consigned to Sotheby’s (27-28 April 1987), and a substantial tranche was sold privately to Ladislaus von Hoffmann. At the Sotheby’s sale, Von Hoffman’s agent, Nico Israel, bought many valuable books in an attempt to preserve the integrity of the library. ¶ Unmarked copies, as new.
Subjects
Auction sale catalogues - Books - 1997
Science books - Botany - Collections, USA - Hoffmann (Ladislaus von), 1927-2014
Authors/Creators
Christie's East (New York)
Christie, Manson & Woods International Inc. (New York)
Owners
De Belder, Robert, 1921-1995
Hoffmann, Ladislaus von, 1927-2014
Auction date
19970604
19970605
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  • Christie, Manson & Woods International Inc. (New York)

    An important botanical library : Part I : the property of a gentleman (catalogue for an auction conducted by Christie, Manson & Woods International Inc., New York, 4 June 1997)

    New York, Christie, Manson & Woods International Inc., 1997
    (27 cm), 265 (1) pp., illustrations (most in colour, some folding). 160 lots. Printed list of priced realised loosely inserted. Publisher’s wrappers. - Saleroom report in The Book Collector, Autumn 1997. ¶ Unmarked copy, as new.
  • Christie's East (New York)

    An important botanical library : Part II : the property of a gentleman (catalogue for an auction conducted by Christie’s East, New York, 5 June 1997)

    New York, Christie’s East, 1997
    (27 cm), 191 (1) pp., illustrations (some in colour). Lots 161-691. Printed list of priced realised loosely inserted. Publisher’s wrappers. - The second part was “full of multiple lots, deeps only navigable by the trade. Their success was one of the most remarkable features of the sale” (report in The Book Collector, Winter 1997, p.579). ¶
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