Early Printed Books: April 2021 Highlights

At Auction April 8, 2021

Lot 18: Book of Hours, Use of Utrecht, illuminated manuscript, circa 1435-1445. Estimate $15,000 to $25,000.

Early Printed Books

Lot 42: Everard Digby, trans. William Percy, The Compleat Swimmer or the Art of Swimming, first edition, London, 1658. Estimate $6,000 to $9,000.
Lot 46: Albrecht Dürer, Alberti Dureri Clarissimi Pictoris et Geometrae de Symmetria Partium in Rectis Formios Humanorum Corporum Libro, Nuremberg, 1532. Estimate $5,000 to $7,000.

Medical Books

Lot 160: Sigmund Freud, Die Traumdeutung [Interpretation of Dreams], first edition, Leipzig & Vienna, 1900. Estimate $6,000 to $8,000.
Lot 163: Thomas Geminus, Compendiosa Totius Anatomie Delineatio, first edition, London, 1545. Estimate $7,000 to $9,000.
Lot 162: Fries Lorenz, Der Spiegel der Artzney, Strasbourg, 1529. Estimate $15,000 to $20,000.

Scientific Books

Lot 202: Nicolaus Copernicus, De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium, second edition, Basel, 1566. Estimate $60,000 to $80,000.
Lot 205: Euclid, The Elements of Geometrie, first complete edition in English, London, 1570. Estimate $30,000 to $40,000.
Lot 220: Martin Frobenius Ledermüller, Amusement Microscopique tant pour l’Esprit, que pour les Yeux, first edition in French, Nuremburg, 1764, 1766, 1768. Estimate $6,000 to $8,000.
Lot 248: Johann Zahn, Oculus Artificialis Teledioptricus sive Telescopium, first edition, Wurzburg, 1685-1686. Estimate $8,000 to $10,000.

Travel Books

Lot 257: Aller Gustin Ellis, archive of photographs, journals, and ephemera of a pathologist, doctor, and professor, Thailand, 1923-1938. Estimate $500 to $750.

What You Need to Know on Auction Day

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Devon Eastland

Senior Specialist, Early Printed Books

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