Selections from the Library of Mr. & Mrs. John H. Gutfreund 834 Fifth Avenue
CHRISTIE'S

Selections from the Library of Mr. & Mrs. John H. Gutfreund 834 Fifth Avenue

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History of the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres History of the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres History of the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres
Lot 1 History of the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles...
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ACADÉMIE DES INSCRIPTIONS ET BELLES-LETTRES – [GROS DE BOZE, Claude (1680-1753).] Histoire de l’Académie Royale des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres dépuis son établissement. Paris: Hippolyte-Louis Guerin, 1740. The history of one of France’s major learned academies, in a fine red morocco binding. The...
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Medals of Louis XIV Medals of Louis XIV Medals of Louis XIV
Lot 2 Medals of Louis XIV
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ACADEMIE ROYALE DES MEDAILLES & DES INSCRIPTIONS. Medailles sur les principaux evénéments du règne de Louis le Grand. Paris: Imprimerie Royale, 1702.First edition, in contemporary red morocco with royal arms of France. This important engraved work describes the main events—military, diplomatic, ...
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The Coronation of Alexander II The Coronation of Alexander II The Coronation of Alexander II
Lot 3 The Coronation of Alexander II
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ALEXANDER II – Description du Sacre et du Couronnement de leurs Majestes Imperiales l'Empereur Alexandre II et l'Imperatrice Marie Alexandrovna. [Opisanie Sviashchenneishago Koronovaniia ikh Imperatorskikh Velichestv Gosudariia Imperatora Aleksandra Vtorago i Gosudaryni Imperatritsy Marii ...
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Charming French almanac Charming French almanac Charming French almanac
Lot 4 Charming French almanac
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ALMANACS – Les lacets de Vénus. Paris: Bailly, [1788]. [WITH:] Facsimile edition. Paris: Emile Liez & Devambez, 1906; no. 49 of 400 copies.Style and sentimentality in the waning days of the Ancien Regime, in a charming contemporary morocco binding with mirrors and miniatures under glass. Rare in...
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Books on Ancient Rome Books on Ancient Rome Books on Ancient Rome
Lot 5 Books on Ancient Rome
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ANCIENT ROME – a group of 8 small, handsome works of Latin literature and Roman history. Paris, Leiden, Strassburg, and Amsterdam, 1587-1759.19 volumes, 12mo. Mostly contemporary morocco bindings, largely red but with two volumes in citron and one in inlaid morocco by Roger de Coverly; some with gil...
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Two works on trees Two works on trees Two works on trees
Lot 6 Two works on trees
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ARBORICULTURE – two first edition works by Duhamel de Monceau on trees. DUHAMEL DU MONCEAU, Henri Louis (1700-1782). Traite des arbres et arbustes. Paris: H.L. Guerin & L.F. Delatour, 1755. Two volumes, quarto (260 x 193mm). Half-titles, 3 engraved plates, numerous full-page woodcuts, numerous e...
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Aristotle's works in Latin Aristotle's works in Latin Aristotle's works in Latin
Lot 7 Aristotle's works in Latin
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ARISTOTELES (384-322 BCE). Aristotelis Stagiritae omnia quae extant opera. With commentary by Averroes. Venice: Cum summi pontificis, gallorum regis, senatusque veneri decretis, 1560. Updated edition of the Aristotle-Averroes edition printed by the Giunta brothers, in 18th-century French red morocco...
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Anthology of French poetry Anthology of French poetry Anthology of French poetry
Lot 8 Anthology of French poetry
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AUGUIS, Pierre-René (1786-1846). Les poètes françois depuis le XIIe siècle jusqu’à Malherbe. Paris: Crapelet, 1824.The Duchesse de Berry’s copy of this influential anthology of early French poetry. Large paper copy, no. 10 of 50 copies on Hollande paper. The editor, Pierre-René Auguis, served in the...
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L'Art decoratif de Bakst L'Art decoratif de Bakst L'Art decoratif de Bakst
Lot 9 L'Art decoratif de Bakst
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BAKST, Léon (1866-1924) – ALEXANDRE, Arsène (1859-1937) and Jean COCTEAU (1889-1963). L'Art decoratif de Bakst. London: The Fine Art Society, 1913A record of the extraordinary work of Léon Bakst for Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes, with a manuscript note from Bakst tipped to the flyleaf. The preface...
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Exercice spirituel Exercice spirituel Exercice spirituel
Lot 10 Exercice spirituel
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PADELOUP, Antoine (d. 1665), bookbinder – [BALLESDENS, Jean (1595-1675), and Pierre ROCOLET (d. 1662).] Exercice spirituel, ou Le Chrestien peut apprendre la manière d’employer le jour au service de dieu. Paris: P. Rocolet, 1648. Prayer book with fine hand-colored engravings, in a lovely fanfare bin...
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Balocchi's La Primavera Felice Balocchi's La Primavera Felice Balocchi's La Primavera Felice
Lot 11 Balocchi's La Primavera Felice
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BALOCCHI, Luigi (1766-1832). La primavera felice, dramma giocoso in un atto. L’heureux printemps, opéra-comique en un acte, représenté devant le Roi, à l’occasion du mariage de S.A.R. Monseigneur le Duc de Berry et de S.A.R. Marie-Caroline, Princesse des Deux Siciles. Paris: Chez Vente, 1816. The Du...
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Pansies Pansies Pansies
Lot 12 Pansies
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BARILLET, Jean-Pierre (1824-1873) and F. LESEMANN. Les pensées. Histoire, culture, multiplication, emploi. Paris: J. Rothschild, 1869. The cultivation of pansies, illustrated with numerous chromolithographs. 200 copies printed. Barillet’s and Lesemann’s monograph on the best available varieties of p...
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Admiranda Romanarum antiquitatum Admiranda Romanarum antiquitatum Admiranda Romanarum antiquitatum
Lot 13 Admiranda Romanarum antiquitatum
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BARTOLI, Pietro (1615-1700). Admiranda Romanarum antiquitatum. Rome: Johannes de Rubeus, 1693. Second edition of the artist and antiquarian Pietro Bartoli’s record of the antiquities of Ancient Rome, bound in the style of the Vatican bindery. Trained as an artist under Le Maire and Poussin, Bartoli ...
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Lansdown Tower Lansdown Tower Lansdown Tower
Lot 14 Lansdown Tower
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BECKFORD, William (1759-1844) – MADDOX, Willes (1813-1853). Views of Lansdown Tower, Bath. The Favorite Edifice of the Late William Beckford Esqr. Bath: Edmund English, Jr.; London: Thomas McLean, 1844. Color plate book documenting the eccentric collector and novelist's famous neoclassical retr...
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Petit Blondel Petit Blondel Petit Blondel
Lot 15 Petit Blondel
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BLONDEL, Jacques-François (1705-1774). Cours d'architecture, ou Traité de la décoration, distribution & construction des bâtiments. Paris: Chez Desaint, 1771-77. First edition of the “Petit Blondel,” containing Blondel’s “entire lifetime experience as an architect and a teacher” (Millard). ...
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Book of Hours on vellum Book of Hours on vellum Book of Hours on vellum
Lot 16 Book of Hours on vellum
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BOOK OF HOURS, in Latin and French, illuminated manuscript on vellum [Northern France, 15th century].A charming book of hours from Northern France, with two miniatures supplied from another manuscript. 195 x 135mm. 101 leaves + 2 supplied miniatures before Hours of the Cross and Lauds of the Virgin,...
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Watercolors of flowers and plants Watercolors of flowers and plants Watercolors of flowers and plants
Lot 17 Watercolors of flowers and plants
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BOTANY – ROUX, Laure. Bound manuscript, “Histoire Naturelle, Botanique.” France c.1850. 31 leaves, 384 x 290mm. Painted calligraphic title with gold highlights and two vignettes of flowers, and 15 full-page watercolor drawings of flowers and plants mounted on guards, each preceded by a leaf of text ...
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Treatise on Miniature Painting Treatise on Miniature Painting Treatise on Miniature Painting
Lot 18 Treatise on Miniature Painting
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BOUTET, Claude (fl. 1676). Traité de mignature, pour apprendre aisement à peindre sans maître. Avec le secret de faire les plus belle couleurs, I’or bruny et l’or en coquille. Troisième édition, reveuë, corrigée & augmentée. Paris: Christophe Ballard, 1696. Treatise on miniature painting, handso...
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Natural history drawing manuals Natural history drawing manuals Natural history drawing manuals
Lot 19 Natural history drawing manuals
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BROOKSHAW, George (1751-1823). Groups of Flowers, Drawn and Accurately Coloured after Nature, with Full Directions for the Young Artist – Groups of Fruit – Six Birds. London: Thomas McLean; printed by Turner and Hadley, Minerva Press, 1819. A complete set of Brookshaw’s finely illustrated series of ...
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A French aristocratic woman's library A French aristocratic woman's library A French aristocratic woman's library
Lot 20 A French aristocratic woman's library
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[BRUNOY, Madmoiselle la Marquise de.] Bound manuscript, “Catalogue des Livres de Mme. la Marquise de Brunoy. Redigé par Henry, rue St. Jean de Beauvais.” [Paris?,] 1786. 255 pages, 292 x 213mm. Pen-and-ink allegorical titles, frontispiece, and head-pieces preceding each library division and subdivis...
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Histoire amoureuse des Gaules Histoire amoureuse des Gaules Histoire amoureuse des Gaules
Lot 21 Histoire amoureuse des Gaules
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BUSSY-RABUTIN, Roger de (1618-1693). Histoire amoureuse des Gaules. Liège [i.e. Brussels: Elzevier, 1665]. The probable first edition of Bussy-Rabutin’s notorious updating of Petronius, copy with distinguished provenance. Bussy-Rabutin’s roman à clef featured caustic portraits of his cousin Madame d...
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Chabert's scientific voyage Chabert's scientific voyage Chabert's scientific voyage
Lot 22 Chabert's scientific voyage
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CHABERT, Joseph-Bernard, marquis de (1724-1805). Voyage fait par ordre du roi en 1750 et 1751 dans l'Amérique septentrionale, pour rectifier les cartes des côtes de l’Acadie, de l’Isle Royale & de l’Isle de Terre-Neuve. Paris: Imprimerie Royale, 1753. First edition, in red morocco with the ...
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Cosway Bindings Cosway Bindings Cosway Bindings
Lot 23 Cosway Bindings
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COSWAY BINDINGS – a group of two Cosway bindings, 19th and 20th centuries. DICKENS, Charles (1812-1870). Dombey and Son. London: Bradbury & Evans, 1848. First edition in book form, in a lovely Cosway binding. Laid in: autograph letter signed from Dickens to an unnamed correspondent, 30 Sept. 184...
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Le Musée français Le Musée français Le Musée français
Lot 24 Le Musée français
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CROZE-MAGNAN, Simon-Célestin (1750-1818). Le Musée français, recueil complet des tableaux, statues et bas-reliefs, qui composent la collection nationale. Paris: Imprimerie de L.E. Hernan [vol. IV: Paris, Impr. de Mame frères], 1803-1809.First edition of Croze-Magnan’s colossal tribute to art in the ...
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Dissertation on Acupuncture Dissertation on Acupuncture Dissertation on Acupuncture
Lot 25 Dissertation on Acupuncture
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DÉIDIÉ, Johannes-Josephus (fl. late 18th century). Dissertatio medico- chirurgica, de cucurbitulis, moxa, et acupunctura. Monpellier: Johannes-Franciscus Picot, 1787.A dissertation on alternative medical practices. This project, supervised by Francisco Vigarous, deals with the Chinese medical prac...
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The Great Exhibition of 1851 The Great Exhibition of 1851 The Great Exhibition of 1851
Lot 26 The Great Exhibition of 1851
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Dickinson's Comprehensive Pictures of the Great Exhibition of 1851. London: Dickinson Brothers, 1854.First edition of Dickinson's views of the 1851 Great Exhibition in London. Great Britain's Prince Albert had proposed a trade exhibition like no other before it: truly international, w...
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Two Dubuisson Bindings Two Dubuisson Bindings Two Dubuisson Bindings
Lot 27 Two Dubuisson Bindings
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DUBUISSON – two prayer books in contemporary decorated morocco bindings with painted arms under mica from the workshop of Dubuisson. Paris, 1739 and 1748. Two volumes, octavo. One volume in contemporary French citron morocco gilt with olive inlays, painted arms and decorative colored papers under mi...
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The Compleat Florist The Compleat Florist The Compleat Florist
Lot 28 The Compleat Florist
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[DUKE, J., printer.] The Compleat Florist. London: Printed for J. Duke, sold by J. Robinson, 1747. Second edition, with contemporary hand-coloring. Each plate depicts the figure of a garden flower with the month it flowers and brief instructions on its culture. The first 6 plates also include the na...
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The New Botanic Garden The New Botanic Garden The New Botanic Garden
Lot 29 The New Botanic Garden
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EDWARDS, Sydenham (1768-1819) – [DICKSON, R. W.] The New Botanic Garden, illustrated with one hundred and thirty-three plants…from drawings by Sydenham Edwards. London: T. Bensley for John Stockdale, 1812.Sydenham Edwards' fine plates were first published in Dickson's A Complete Dictionary...
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Sistine Vulgate Bible in olive green morocco Sistine Vulgate Bible in olive green morocco Sistine Vulgate Bible in olive green morocco
Lot 30 Sistine Vulgate Bible in olive green morocco
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FINE BINDINGS – BIBLE, Latin. Biblia Sacra Vulgatae editionis: Sixti V. Pont. M. jussu recognita, et Clementis VIII. auctoritate edita. Cologne: Jakob Naulaeus, 1679. Cologne portable edition of the Sistine Vulgate Latin Bible, in contemporary green morocco. The Sistine (or Sixtine) Vulgate is the e...
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