• <b>London, King Street: 27 May 2015</b>
    <b>CHRISTIE'S EXCEPTIONAL PRICES:</b> THE GUTENBERG BIBLE, MAINZ. Price realized: $5,390,000. Oct 1987, NY.
    <b>CHRISTIE'S EXCEPTIONAL PRICES:</b> LEONARDO DA VINCI, Codex Hammer. Price realized: $30,802,500. Nov 1994 NY
    <b>London, King Street: 27 May 2015</b>
    <b>CHRISTIE'S EXCEPTIONAL PRICES:</b> THE FORBES COLLECTION, Price realized: $40,900,000. Mar 2002, New York.
    <b>CHRISTIE'S EXCEPTIONAL PRICES:</b> ANDRE FRANQUIN, SPIROU ET FANTASIO. Price realized: €157,500. Apr 2014, Paris, France.
    <b>London, King Street: 27 May 2015</b>
    <b>CHRISTIE'S EXCEPTIONAL PRICES:</b> THE GREAT HOURS OF GALEAZZO MARIA SFORZA. Price realized: £1,217,250. Jul 2011, London.
    <b>CHRISTIE'S EXCEPTIONAL PRICES:</b> THE ROTHSCHILD PRAYERBOOK. A Book of Hours, use of Rome, in Latin. Price realized: $13,605,000.
  • <b>Lawbook Exchange: </b>Bartolus, Super Prima Parte Infortiati (Venice, 1478). See at the 2015 NY ABAA Antiquarian Book Fair Booth C26.
    <b>Lawbook Exchange: </b>Blackstone, Commentaries on the Laws of England (Philadelphia, 1771-73). First American edition. See at the 2015 NY ABAA Antiquarian Book<br>Fair Booth C26.
    <b>Lawbook Exchange: </b>Blackstone, The Great Charter (Oxford, 1759). First edition. See at the 2015 NY ABAA Antiquarian Book Fair Booth C26.
    <b>Lawbook Exchange: </b>Boniface VIII, Liber Sextus Decretalium (Venice, 1491). In a remarkable binding. See at the 2015 NY ABAA Antiquarian Book Fair Booth C26.
    <b>Lawbook Exchange: </b>Darrow, Autograph Letter, Signed (February 26, c.1930). See at the 2015 NY ABAA Antiquarian Book Fair Booth C26.
    <b>Lawbook Exchange: </b>Dugdale, Origines Juridiciales (London, 1671). Extra-illustrated on 138 leaves. See at the 2015 NY Antiquarian Book Fair Booth C26.
    <b>Lawbook Exchange: </b>Gratian, Decretus Gratiani (Venice, 1514). With 130 woodcuts. See at the 2015 NY ABAA Antiquarian Book Fair Booth C26.
    <b>Lawbook Exchange: </b>Gregory IX, Decretales (Nuremberg, 1482). Koberger imprint with exquisite initials. See at the 2015 NY Antiquarian Book Fair Booth C26.
    <b>Lawbook Exchange: </b>Holmes, Flirtatious Autograph Letter, Signed (Boston, December 4, 1897). See at the 2015 NY Antiquarian Book Fair Booth C26.
    <b>Lawbook Exchange: </b>Jodocus, Vocabularius (Strasburg, 1500) [&] Formulare Registrorum (Leipzig, 1506). See at the 2015 NY Antiquarian Book Fair Booth C26.
    <b>Lawbook Exchange: </b>Story, Commentaries on the Constitution (Boston, 1833). First edition. See at the 2015 NY Antiquarian Book Fair Booth C26.
    <b>Lawbook Exchange: </b>Catalogue 79 - March 2015. Recently Acquired Books, Manuscripts & Ephemera
  • <b>Dr. Jörn Günther Rare Books: </b> Selection of Manuscripts
    <b>Dr. Jörn Günther Rare Books: </b> Selection of Miniatures
    <b>Dr. Jörn Günther Rare Books: </b> Selection of Early Printed Books
    <b>Dr. Jörn Günther Rare Books: </b><br>St. Paul’s epistles, manuscript on vellum, illuminated by the Simon Master, c. 1150-75
    <b>Dr. Jörn Günther Rare Books: </b> Book of Hours, illuminated by the Boucicaut Master, Paris, c. 1415
    <b>Dr. Jörn Günther Rare Books: </b> Book of Hours, illuminated by the Rohan Master, probably Troyes, c. 1415-20
    <b>Dr. Jörn Günther Rare Books: </b> Julius Caesar, De bello Gallico, manuscript on vellum, Milan, c. 1450-75
    <b>Dr. Jörn Günther Rare Books: </b> Bible Historiale, illuminated manuscript in French on paper, Amiens, c. 1480-85
    <b>Dr. Jörn Günther Rare Books: </b> Miniature Book of Hours, illuminated by Simon Bening, Bruges, c. 1530-35
    <b>Dr. Jörn Günther Rare Books: </b> Saintly Pope, miniature on vellum, by Pacino da Bonaguida, Florence, c. 1310-15
    <b>Dr. Jörn Günther Rare Books: </b> Christ calling St. Peter, miniature on vellum, by Pellegrino di Mariano Rossini, Siena, 1471
    <b>Dr. Jörn Günther Rare Books: </b> Presentation in Temple, miniature on vellum, Nuremberg, c. 1490-1500
    <b>Dr. Jörn Günther Rare Books: </b> Pliny, Historia naturalis, Treviso: Manzolus, 1479
    <b>Dr. Jörn Günther Rare Books: </b> Valturio, De re militari, Verona 1483, first edition in Italian
    <b>Dr. Jörn Günther Rare Books: </b> Celestial vision at Constantinople, single-leaf woodcut, Nuremberg,<br>c. 1490-91
  • <b>Shapero Rare Books:</b> Latest catalogue: 50 Fine Books 2015
    <b>Shapero Rare Books:</b> M. Catesby,<br>The Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands (London, 1729-77).
    <b>Shapero Rare Books:</b> Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility (London, 1811). First edition of the Austen’s first published novel.
    <b>Shapero Rare Books:</b> Koronatsionniy sbornik [Album of Nicholas II's coronation] (St. Petersburg, 1899): preferred deluxe version in Russian.
    <b>Shapero Rare Books:</b> A complete set of John Gould's magnificent bird books in attractive contemporary bindings (1831-88).
    <b>Shapero Rare Books:</b> Andy Warhol, Bald Eagle from Endangered Species. Screenprint in colours, 1983, signed in pencil.
    <b>Shapero Rare Books:</b> Sir Ernest Shackleton, South: The story of Shackleton’s last expedition 1914-1917 (London, 1919).
    <b>Shapero Rare Books:</b> J.J. Audubon, The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America (NY, 1845-54): The largest successful colour plate book of 19th-century America.
    <b>Shapero Rare Books:</b> Geoffrey Chaucer, The Works (Kelmscott Press, 1896). One of the finest illustrated books ever produced.
    <b>Shapero Rare Books:</b> Lev Tolstoy, Anna Karenina (Moscow, 1879):<br>first edition in book form of the celebrated novel.

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No Sale Number Auction House Sale Name Date of Auction Archived Date Total Lots Lots Sold % Lots Sold CURR Exch. Rate Low Est. Lots Sold High Est. Lots Sold High Est. All Lots Total Sales Total Sales In $ % Total Sales / High Est.
1 #2377 Swann Galleries Printed and Manuscript African Americana March 26, 2015 March 28, 2015 514 337 65.56% USD 1.0 517,200.00 768,800.00 1,126,150.00 844,508.00 844,508.00 74.99%
2 #36137 Bloomsbury Auctions Modern and Contemporary Prints March 26, 2015 March 28, 2015 440 324 73.64% GBP 1.48 224,450.00 315,650.00 449,900.00 331,058.00 489,965.84 73.58%
3 #201513 Heritage Auctions Rare Books - Internet bidstart 3/19 March 26, 2015 March 28, 2015 200 169 84.50% USD 1.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 8,912.75 8,912.75
4 #702e JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung Autographs - History March 25, 2015 March 28, 2015 271 212 78.23% EUR 1.08 159,850.00 159,850.00 186,350.00 242,532.80 264,360.79 130.15%
5 #L15144 Sothebys Made in Britain March 25, 2015 March 28, 2015 148 131 88.51% GBP 1.48 558,000.00 801,300.00 853,600.00 1,068,566.00 1,581,477.68 125.18%
6 #32415 Adams Amsterdam Auctions BOOKS FROM IMPORTANT PROPERTIES - Online bidstart 3/5 March 24, 2015 March 28, 2015 264 224 84.85% EUR 1.08 82,810.00 115,850.00 372,560.00 109,488.51 119,342.58 29.39%
7 #702b JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung Autographs - Science March 24, 2015 March 28, 2015 145 130 89.66% EUR 1.08 123,730.00 123,730.00 129,750.00 201,979.20 220,157.33 155.67%
8 #702c JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung Autographs - Fine Arts March 24, 2015 March 28, 2015 43 37 86.05% EUR 1.08 25,900.00 25,900.00 29,600.00 33,454.40 36,465.32 113.02%
9 #702d JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung Autographs - Music March 24, 2015 March 28, 2015 235 201 85.53% EUR 1.08 1,205,340.00 1,205,340.00 1,268,530.00 2,374,566.40 2,588,277.42 187.19%
10 #1513b Bruun Rasmussen Modern and Contemporary Prints March 24, 2015 March 25, 2015 26 14 53.85% EUR 1.08 6,575.00 7,490.00 14,097.00 7,012.50 7,643.65 49.74%
11 #22673 Bonhams Books, Maps and Manuscripts March 24, 2015 March 28, 2015 480 423 88.13% GBP 1.48 180,000.00 264,450.00 299,950.00 341,079.00 504,796.92 113.71%
12 #702a JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung Autographs -Literature March 24, 2015 March 28, 2015 241 210 87.14% EUR 1.08 229,870.00 229,870.00 250,060.00 398,007.60 433,828.31 159.16%
13 #378 James D Julia Auctioneers The Private & Personal Collection of Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt - RARE ASIAN PHOTOGRAPHS March 23, 2015 March 28, 2015 2 1 50.00% USD 1.0 200.00 300.00 525,300.00 59.25 59.25 0.01%
14 #32315 Adams Amsterdam Auctions PHOTOGRAPHS - LOCOMOTIVES & RAILROAD BRIDGES - Online bidstart 3/5 March 23, 2015 March 28, 2015 46 45 97.83% EUR 1.08 6,040.00 10,960.00 11,020.00 10,886.13 11,865.91 98.79%
15 #1513a Bruun Rasmussen Old Master Prints March 23, 2015 March 25, 2015 6 5 83.33% EUR 1.08 1,070.00 1,270.00 1,405.00 925.00 1,008.25 65.84%
16 #739 Morton Casa de Subastas Old and Modern Books and Documents March 23, 2015 March 28, 2015 303 137 45.21% MXN 0.07 1,275,000.00 1,614,500.00 3,101,500.00 1,556,952.00 108,986.64 50.20%
17 #486 Winter Associates Prints, Illustrations March 23, 2015 March 28, 2015 46 38 82.61% USD 1.0 3,775.00 7,800.00 14,050.00 8,280.00 8,280.00 58.93%
18 #68768 Clars Auction Gallery Fine Arts - Prints March 22, 2015 March 25, 2015 67 55 82.09% USD 1.0 33,500.00 54,800.00 63,100.00 40,519.50 40,519.50 64.21%
19 #148 Grogan and Company March Auction - Prints March 22, 2015 March 28, 2015 16 14 87.50% USD 1.0 42,600.00 63,500.00 65,800.00 56,640.00 56,640.00 86.08%
20 #32215 Northeast Auctions Spring Afternoon Auction March 22, 2015 March 28, 2015 39 36 92.31% USD 1.0 52,600.00 78,150.00 80,350.00 65,280.00 65,280.00 81.24%
21 #68874 Clars Auction Gallery Prints and Photographs March 21, 2015 March 25, 2015 118 113 95.76% USD 1.0 14,550.00 27,200.00 29,700.00 20,706.00 20,706.00 69.72%
22 #22672 Pierre Berge and Associes Particular History of Photography - Mr. and Mrs. X Collection March 19, 2015 March 28, 2015 341 121 35.48% EUR 1.08 1,180,500.00 1,534,000.00 4,374,000.00 2,357,398.00 2,569,563.82 53.90%
23 #449 RR Auction Remarkable Rarities - Internet bidstart 3/11 March 18, 2015 March 28, 2015 211 158 74.88% USD 1.0 210,700.00 314,700.00 476,600.00 281,372.50 281,372.50 59.04%
24 #381 Alaska Auction Prints March 14, 2015 March 28, 2015 25 25 100.00% USD 1.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,230.50 1,230.50
25 #41 AntiquarianAuctions.com Rare Books - Internet bidstart 3/5 March 12, 2015 March 28, 2015 497 150 30.18% USD 1.0 29,710.00 34,685.00 192,128.00 27,089.00 27,089.00 14.10%
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries: Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books. April 9th.</b>
    <b>Swann April 9th: </b>Single leaf from a paper copy of the Gutenberg Bible, Mainz, circa 1450-55. Estimate $40,000 to $50,000.
    <b>Swann April 9th: </b>Petrus Lombardus, <i>Sententiarum libri IV</i>, manuscript in Latin, Bohemia, dated 1463. Estimate $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann April 9th: </b>Parisian Book of Hours with fifteen miniatures in colors and gold, printed on vellum, 1534. Estimate $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries: Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books. April 9th.</b>
    <b>Swann April 9th: </b>Marcus Tullius Cicero, <i>Orationum volumen primum</i>, bound for Queen Elizabeth I, with her device, Paris, 1543. Estimate $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann April 9th: </b><i>Bacchus and Venus</i>, first edition of a collection of love and drinking songs, London, 1737. Estimate $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann April 9th: </b>William Shakespeare, Othello, seventh and last quarto edition, London, 1705. Estimate $5,000 to $7,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries: Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books. April 9th.</b>
    <b>Swann April 9th: </b>Conrad Gesner, <i>Thierbuch</i>, bound with Fischbuch, 1606 and 1598. Estimate $4,000<br>to $6,000.
    <b>Swann April 9th: </b>Aratus, <i>Syntagma Arateorum</i>, first Grotius edition, Leiden, 1600. Estimate $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann April 9th: </b>Charles Lyell, <i>Principles of Geology</i>, three volumes, first edition, London, 1830-33. Estimate $3,000 to $4,000.
  • <b>Bonhams Apr 13:</b> TURING, ALAN MATHISON. 1912-1954. Composition notebook. Refer to department for estimate.
    <b>Bonhams Apr 13:</b> ENIGMA MACHINE. A Rare 3-rotor German Enigma I Enciphering Machine (aka Heeres Enigma). Est $140,000-180,000.
    <b>Bonhams Apr 13:</b> BIBLE IN ENGLISH—1611. The Holy Bible, Conteyning the Old Testament, and the New... Est $100,000-200,000.
    <b>Bonhams Apr 13:</b> DECLARATION<br>OF INDEPENDENCE. The Providence Gazette; And Country Journal. <br>Est $80,000-120,000.
    <b>Bonhams Apr 13:</b> BOWIE, JAMES. 1796-1836. Document Signed "James Bowie". Est $50,000-70,000.
    <b>Bonhams Apr 13:</b> KING, AUGUSTA ADA, COUNTESS OF LOVELACE. 1815-1852. Autograph letter signed "A.A. Lovelace". Est $25,000-35,000.
    <b>Bonhams Apr 13:</b> MELVILLE, HERMAN. 1819-1891. Moby-Dick. <i>Doors Vocalist Jim Morrison's Copy.</i><br>Est $25,000-35,000.
    <b>Bonhams Apr 13:</b> VANCOUVER, GEORGE. 1757-1798. A Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific Ocean. Est $20,000-30,000.
    <b>Bonhams Apr 13:</b> [KING, AUGUSTA ADA, COUNTESS OF LOVELACE. 1815-1852.] Est. $18,000-20,000.
    <b>Bonhams Apr 13:</b> CIVIL WAR<br>THE FIRST SECESSION BROADSIDE. Charleston Mercury Extra.<br>Est $15,000-20,000.
    <b>Bonhams Apr 13:</b> BILL OF RIGHTS. Gazette of the United States.<br>Est $12,000-18,000.
    <b>Bonhams Apr 13:</b> GEISEL, THEODOR SEUSS. 1904-1991. Original painted clay sculpture, Mulberry Street Unicorn. Est $30,000-50,000.
  • <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Gold mining boomtown collection of 23 photos<br>of Goldfield, Nevada (1905)
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Columbus and New World Exploration manuscript (1512)
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> A. J. Russell.<br>The Great West (1869) 50 original mounted photos
    <b>19th Century Shop</b>. Isaac Newton. <i>Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica</i> (1687).
    <b>19th Century Shop</b>. Shakespeare's <i>Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies</i> (1632).
    <b>19th Century Shop</b>. John Rockefeller. Ambrotype, the earliest known photograph of Rockefeller.
    <b>19th Century Shop</b>. Muybridge, <i>Animal Locomotion</i> (1887) subscriber's copy.
  • <b>Whitmore Rare Books.</b> Mark Twain, Tom Sawyer. Scarce first UK edition (and true first) in the original cloth.
    <b>Whitmore Rare Books.</b> J. D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye. An iconic work of American literature.
    <b>Whitmore Rare Books.</b> Goethe, Faust: Ein Fragment. Rare first publication of Goethe’s masterpiece.
    <b>Whitmore Rare Books.</b> J. R. R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings. First editions of Tolkien’s epic fantasy trilogy.
    <b>Whitmore Rare Books.</b> Tennessee Williams, A Streetcar Named Desire. Highspot of American theater.
    <b>Whitmore Rare Books.</b> Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility. Austen’s first published book.
    <b>Whitmore Rare Books.</b> Arthur Miller, Death of a Salesman. A lovely copy, signed by the author.
    <b>Whitmore Rare Books.</b> Jean de La Fontaine, Fables choisies. A tall paper copy of the famous Oudry edition.
    <b>Whitmore Rare Books.</b> John Milton, Paradise Lost. First illustrated edition of Milton’s masterpiece of English literature.
    <b>Whitmore Rare Books.</b> Maurice Sendak, Where the Wild Things Are. Highspot of children’s illustrated books.
    <b>Whitmore Rare Books.</b> Arthur Conan Doyle, The Hound of the Baskervilles. Offered here in exceptional condition.
    <b>Whitmore Rare Books.</b> Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian. Most important work of American fiction from the 1980s.
  • <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers: Fine Books and Manuscripts, May 7, 2015.</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman May 7th:</b> Joyce, James. <i>Ulysses</i>. NY: Limited Editions Club, 1935. Illustrated by Matisse. Signed, limited
    <b>Leslie Hindman May 7th:</b> The Nonesuch Dickens. Bloomsbury, 1937-1938. 22 volumes, limited.
    <b>Leslie Hindman May 7th:</b> Ortelius, Abraham. Maris Pacifici. [Antwerp], 1589.
    <b>Leslie Hindman May 7th:</b> Melville, Herman. <i>Moby Dick; or, The Whale</i>. New York, 1851. First American edition, first issue.
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers: Fine Books and Manuscripts, May 7, 2015.</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman May 7th:</b> Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan. <i>Works </i>. Garden City, 1930. 24 vols. Signed. 
    <b>Leslie Hindman May 7th:</b> Pockocke, Richard. <i>A Description of the East,</i> and Some Other Countries.London, 1743-1745. First edition.
    <b>Leslie Hindman May 7th:</b> Audubon, John James, after. <i>American Elk - Apiti Deer, Cervus Canadensus</i>, plate LXII, no. 13.
    <b>Leslie Hindman May 7th:</b> Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Felix. Autographed letter signed, July 20, 1832. To Aloys Fuchs.
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers: Fine Books and Manuscripts, May 7, 2015.</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman May 7th:</b> Lee, Robert E. Autographed letter signed, to Ulysses S. Grant. February 21, 1865.
    <b>Leslie Hindman May 7th:</b> Campbell, Colin. <i>Vitruvius Britannicus</i>. London, 1715-125, 1767, 1771. 5 vols. First edition
    <b>Leslie Hindman May 7th:</b> Lincoln, Abraham. Autographed letter signed, 1p., to Judge W.A. Minshall. September 6, 1849.
    <b>Leslie Hindman May 7th:</b> A Century <br>of Progress International Exposition. Chicago, 1933-1934. Chicago,<br>(c. 1934). Mayor Cermak copy.).
    <b>Leslie Hindman May 7th:</b> The Nonesuch Dickens. Bloomsbury, 1937-1938. 22 volumes, limited.
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