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

The History of the book: the Cornelius J. Hauck collection of the Cincinnati Museum Center (catalogue for an auction conducted by Christie, Manson & Woods International, New York, 27 June 2006)

New York, Christie, Manson & Woods International Inc., 2006
(27 cm), 679 (1) pp., illustrations (most in colour). Lots numbered 1-713. List of prices realised loosely inserted. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - Catalogue of the collection assembled by Cornelius Hauck (1893-1967), bequeathed in 1966 to the Cincinnati Historical Society Library, and controversially consigned to Christie’s by the Cincinnati Museum Center. The highlight of the sale was the album amicorum (or “Stammbuch”) of Philipp Hainhofer (1578-1647), an illuminated manuscript on vellum and paper in German, Italian, Latin and French, 1596-1633, which realized $2,368,000 (to Maggs, reputedly for the Wormsley Library). Saleroom report, in The Book Collector, Autumn 2006, pp.399-402. ¶ Copiously annotated and priced copy.