• <b>Consignments now invited<br>History of Science & Technology<br>December 12th, 2017</b>
    NEWTON, ISAAC. <i>Opticks</i>. London, 1704. Presentation copy to Edmund Halley. Sold for $1,330,000
    Apple Computer Contract & Dissolution of Contract, signed by Jobs, Wozniak, & Wayne. Sold for $1,594,500
    DARWIN, CHARLES. Autograph Manuscript page from the manuscript of <i>On the Origin of Species</i>. Sold for $250,000
  • <b>19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy.</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Exodus 10:10 to 16:15. Complete Biblical scroll sheet in Hebrew, a Torah scroll panel. Middle East, ca. 10th or 11th century.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Copernicus Refuted. (Astronomy.). Scientific manuscript of a course of studies at Collège de la Trinité, Lyon. 1660s.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Israel’s War of Independence and the Early Days of the IDF. 58 photographs presented to Israel Ber, IDF officer and later convicted spy.
    <b>19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy.</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Early Unpublished Darwin letter on the races of man. Autograph Letter Signed [to Henry Denny]. Down, Kent, June 1, [1844].
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Classic Image of American Slavery. Kimball, M. H. <i>Emancipated Slaves</i>. New York: George Hanks, 1863.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> (Underground Railroad.) Scaggs, Isaac. Important Runaway Slave Poster: $500 Reward Ran away, or decoyed from the subscriber…
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Printed & Manuscript Americana</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Broadside proclaiming the end of the Revolutionary War, NH, 1783. $20,000 to $30,000. 
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Manuscript medical journal kept by physicians aboard Continental Navy vessels, 1777-88. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Manuscript notes on sermons heard at Boston's First Church & Old South Church, 1684-1703. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Printed & Manuscript Americana</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Missionary archive of Samuel W. and Gideon H. Pond, MN, 1833-93. $30,000 to $40,000. 
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Captain's journal of a mutinous whaling journey, South Pacific, 1839-46. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> <i>McClees' Gallery of Photographic Portraits ... of the Thirty-Fifth Congress</i>,Washington, 1859. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Printed & Manuscript Americana</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Juan de Ugarte, manuscript report on first 16 months of California missions, Mexico, 1699. $12,000 to $18,000
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Cyanotype albums depicting the construction of the Williamsburg Bridge, New York City, 1897-1903. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Unrecorded broadside from occupied New York, 1778. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Printed & Manuscript Americana</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> <i>The Honolulu Merchants' Looking-Glass</i>, first edition, San Francisco, 1862. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Honorius Philoponus, <i>Nova Typis Transacta Navigatio</i>, first edition, Linz, 1621. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> The Book of Mormon, first edition, Palmyra, NY, 1830. $10,000 to $15,000.
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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 #14047 Bloomsbury Auctions Fine Clocks, Barometers & Scientific Instruments - Books September 20, 2017 September 22, 2017 96 93 96.88% GBP 1.35 15,570.00 23,130.00 23,830.00 34,919.00 47,140.65 146.53%
2 #L17161 Sothebys Prints and Multiples September 20, 2017 September 22, 2017 250 209 83.60% GBP 1.35 1,893,300.00 2,752,700.00 3,169,200.00 3,194,375.00 4,312,406.25 100.79%
3 #3238 Artcurial The Banksy Years September 19, 2017 September 21, 2017 70 49 70.00% EUR 1.2 88,850.00 122,950.00 133,000.00 171,808.00 206,169.60 129.18%
4 #13879 Christies Prints and Multiples September 19, 2017 September 21, 2017 216 187 86.57% GBP 1.35 1,882,700.00 2,795,600.00 3,479,100.00 3,608,125.00 4,870,968.75 103.71%
5 #3283 Artcurial More - Prints September 19, 2017 September 21, 2017 147 93 63.27% EUR 1.2 81,650.00 117,200.00 210,200.00 175,280.00 210,336.00 83.39%
6 #873 Bruun Rasmussen Books September 19, 2017 September 21, 2017 11 7 63.64% EUR 1.2 19,500.00 26,250.00 182,850.00 33,256.25 39,907.50 18.19%
7 #141738 Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Online bidstart 9/12 September 19, 2017 September 21, 2017 520 506 97.31% USD 1.0 80,250.00 115,175.00 121,600.00 66,733.20 66,733.20 54.88%
8 #2454 Swann Galleries 19th and 20th Century Prints and Drawings September 19, 2017 September 21, 2017 636 462 72.64% USD 1.0 2,022,600.00 3,060,400.00 4,710,400.00 2,625,109.00 2,625,109.00 55.73%
9 #1738 Bruun Rasmussen Prints September 18, 2017 September 21, 2017 55 47 85.45% EUR 1.2 21,850.00 24,930.00 29,040.00 29,651.25 35,581.50 102.10%
10 #121738 Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 9/10 September 17, 2017 September 21, 2017 706 706 100.00% USD 1.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 178,792.32 178,792.32
11 #161738 Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 9/10 September 17, 2017 September 21, 2017 450 450 100.00% USD 1.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 30,454.15 30,454.15
12 #91717 Clars Auction Gallery Fine Art and Antiques - Books, Prints September 17, 2017 September 19, 2017 42 37 88.10% USD 1.0 128,100.00 202,600.00 256,300.00 190,064.50 190,064.50 74.16%
13 #91617 Brunk Auctions September 16 Catalogue Auction - Books, Prints September 16, 2017 September 19, 2017 66 57 86.36% USD 1.0 43,600.00 69,500.00 105,000.00 59,818.00 59,818.00 56.97%
14 #70 Treadway Toomey Auctions 20th Century Art and Design - Prints September 16, 2017 September 19, 2017 80 73 91.25% USD 1.0 77,250.00 115,350.00 122,450.00 117,282.50 117,282.50 95.78%
15 #431 Leland Little Auctions The Fall Quarterly Auction featuring The Collection of Esther B. Ferguson, Secessionville Manor, SC September 16, 2017 September 18, 2017 63 54 85.71% USD 1.0 70,400.00 130,600.00 142,200.00 106,642.50 106,642.50 74.99%
16 #91617 Clars Auction Gallery Fine Art and Antiques - Books, Prints September 16, 2017 September 19, 2017 165 139 84.24% USD 1.0 28,950.00 50,750.00 61,150.00 41,928.10 41,928.10 68.57%
17 #511 Leslie Hindman Auctioneers St. Louis Fall Auction - Books and Prints September 15, 2017 September 16, 2017 31 25 80.65% USD 1.0 4,980.00 8,360.00 15,980.00 6,718.00 6,718.00 42.04%
18 #pf1761 Sothebys From the Collection of Prince Marc de Beauvau-Craon, Paris September 15, 2017 September 16, 2017 11 9 81.82% EUR 1.2 16,600.00 25,400.00 28,000.00 32,438.00 38,601.22 115.85%
19 #1732 Tajan G. VANDAELE LIBRARY September 14, 2017 September 19, 2017 391 347 88.75% EUR 1.2 382,851.00 529,900.00 589,200.00 941,115.00 1,129,338.00 159.73%
20 #36259 Bloomsbury Auctions The Glory of Science: Photos, Maps, Prints and Autographs September 14, 2017 September 16, 2017 109 65 59.63% GBP 1.35 58,600.00 84,660.00 113,510.00 89,649.00 120,129.66 78.98%
21 #6201 Heritage Auctions Books September 14, 2017 September 16, 2017 706 677 95.89% USD 1.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,879,950.50 1,879,950.50
22 #pf1751 Sothebys Timeless Elegance September 14, 2017 September 16, 2017 2 2 100.00% EUR 1.2 1,000.00 1,600.00 1,600.00 4,750.00 5,652.50 296.88%
23 #2023 Forum Auctions Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper September 14, 2017 September 16, 2017 107 94 87.85% GBP 1.35 16,290.00 23,180.00 27,040.00 21,368.75 28,634.18 79.03%
24 #91317 Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers Property from the Camilla and Earl McGrath Collection, Part II September 13, 2017 September 18, 2017 47 47 100.00% USD 1.0 17,200.00 28,400.00 28,400.00 25,860.00 25,860.00 91.06%
25 #91317 Dallas Auction Gallery Fine and Decorative Art - Prints September 13, 2017 September 18, 2017 4 3 75.00% USD 1.0 3,700.00 6,300.00 12,300.00 5,500.00 5,500.00 44.72%
26 #69 Alexander Historical Auctions Summer Militaria Auction - Autographs, Photographs, Documents, Posters, etc. September 13, 2017 September 16, 2017 1044 780 74.71% EUR 1.2 542,725.00 743,220.00 1,321,280.00 689,932.25 821,020.39 52.22%
27 #508 RR Auction Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 8/18 September 13, 2017 September 18, 2017 984 477 48.48% USD 1.0 456,200.00 639,900.00 1,650,300.00 600,466.30 600,466.30 36.39%
28 #517 RR Auction Princess Diana Tribute - Online bidstart 8/18 September 13, 2017 September 18, 2017 47 29 61.70% USD 1.0 24,800.00 34,200.00 54,200.00 40,625.96 40,625.96 74.96%
29 #86567 Rossini Works of Art - Prints, and Books September 12, 2017 September 18, 2017 217 63 29.03% EUR 1.2 6,677.00 10,222.00 56,777.00 14,842.41 17,810.92 26.14%
30 #90917 National Book Auctions Books and Ephemera - Colonial, Vellum, Childrens, Signed, etc. September 9, 2017 September 16, 2017 363 361 99.45% USD 1.0 49,170.00 103,750.00 104,500.00 29,234.00 29,234.71 27.98%
31 #BK18 Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood Books, Maps and Prints September 6, 2017 September 18, 2017 740 672 90.81% GBP 1.35 57,595.00 92,170.00 105,900.00 174,059.30 236,720.65 164.36%
32 #15 Moreshet Auctions Judaica: Books and Manuscripts September 4, 2017 September 16, 2017 402 249 61.94% USD 1.0 77,380.00 77,380.00 115,150.00 145,914.00 145,914.00 126.72%
33 #531 Leland Little Auctions Customer Appreciation Gallery Auction August 26, 2017 September 21, 2017 51 51 100.00% USD 1.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 15,871.00 15,871.00
  • <b>Sotheby’s in collaboration with Binoche & Giquello: BIBLIOTHÈQUE R. ET B. L. LIVRES ILLUSTRÉS ROMANTIQUES [and] EDITIONS ORIGINALES ROMANTIQUES.<br>Paris 10 October
    <b>Binoche & Giquello/Sotheby’s<br>10 Oct:</b> GRANDVILLE --- DE FOE. Aventures de Robinson Crusoë. 1840. 43 original dip pen drawings by Grandville. 25.000 – 35.000 €
    <b>Binoche & Giquello/Sotheby’s<br>10 Oct:</b> GRANDVILLE. Advertising poster for Un Autre Monde. 1844. 7.000 – 9.000 €
    <b>Binoche & Giquello/Sotheby’s<br>10 Oct:</b> GRANDVILLE. Un autre monde. 1844. Pristine copy in editor binding. 20.000 – 30.0000 €
    <b>Binoche & Giquello/Sotheby’s<br>10 Oct:</b> GRANDVILLE. Original drawing [c. 1845]. 88 x 95 mm. 3.000 – 4.000 €
    <b>Sotheby’s in collaboration with Binoche & Giquello: BIBLIOTHÈQUE R. ET B. L. LIVRES ILLUSTRÉS ROMANTIQUES [and] EDITIONS ORIGINALES ROMANTIQUES.<br>Paris 10 October
    <b>Binoche & Giquello/Sotheby’s<br>10 Oct:</b> BALZAC. Mémoires de deux jeunes mariées. 1842. Empress Marie-Louise’s copy. 12.000 –<br>15.000 €
    <b>Binoche & Giquello/Sotheby’s<br>10 Oct:</b> DUMAS. Henri III et sa cour. 1829 – Stockolm, Fontainebleau et Rome. 1830. Inscribed to tragic actrice Mlle George, bound by Touvenin. 35.000 – 45.000 €
    <b>Binoche & Giquello/Sotheby’s<br>10 Oct:</b> DUMAS. Les Trois mousquetaires. 1844. First edition. Rare copy in period binding. 50.0000- 80.000 €
    <b>Sotheby’s in collaboration with Binoche & Giquello: BIBLIOTHÈQUE R. ET B. L. LIVRES ILLUSTRÉS ROMANTIQUES [and] EDITIONS ORIGINALES ROMANTIQUES.<br>Paris 10 October
    <b>Binoche & Giquello/Sotheby’s<br>10 Oct:</b> HUGO. Unpublished autograph notebook, for Juliette Drouet. 1834. 70.000 – 90.000 €
    <b>Binoche & Giquello/Sotheby’s<br>10 Oct:</b> HUGO. Gibet de Montfaucon. 1847. Original drawing. 288 x 367 mm. 80.000 – 120.000 €
    <b>Binoche & Giquello/Sotheby’s<br>10 Oct:</b> Stendhal. Le Rouge et le noir. 1831. 2 vol. First edition. Superb copy in period binding. 30.000 – 50.000 €
  • <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Cook in Tahiti. [Playbill]. [Germany, c.1840.] $3,000 - $5,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Roberts' Sketches in Egypt and Nubia. London, 1846-9. $20,000 - $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Breydenbach. Peregrinatio in terram sanctam. Mainz, 1486. $100,000 - $150,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Dürer. Underweysung der messung [and two more]. Nuremberg, 1525-8. $150,000 - $200,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Whitman. Autograph Manuscript [in] The Complete Writings. One of 32 sets. $8,000 - $12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Columbus. De Insulis nuper in mari Indico repertis. Basel, 1494. $700,000 - $1,000,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> The Dr. Hendon M. Harris Jr. Korean Atlas Collection. [Korea; c.1700 to c.1890.] $35,000 - $50,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Aa, Pieter van der. Naaukeurige versameling der gedenk-waardigste zee en land-reysen. Leyden, 1706-8. $8000 - $12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> Russian Kholod 5D67 HFL Rocket Engine. $25,000 - $40,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> Neil Armstrong Apollo Era Training Glove. $8,000 - $12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> Large Lunar Near Side Chart, Signed by 20th Century Surface Explorers. $20,000 - $25,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> Annotated Photo Album Detailing Alexander Graham Bell's Experiments with Tetrahedral Kites. $50,000 - $80,000
  • <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 27, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Cook (Captain James).- Webber (John) and Marie Catherina Prestel. Four views in the South Seas [bound with] <i>Atlas to accompany Captain James Cook's account of his voyages...</i> £4,000 to £6,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Knight (Joseph). <i>On the cultivation of the plants belonging to the natural order of Proteeae</i>, 1809. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> India & China.- Sonnerat (Pierre). <i>Voyage aux Indes Orientales et a la Chine, fait par ordre du roi, depuis 1774 jusqu'en 1781</i>. £20,000 to £30,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 27, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Mongolia.- Pallas (Peter Simon). <i>Sammlungen Historischer Nachrichten uber die Mongolischen Volkerschaften.</i> £15,000 to £20,000 
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> America.- Warre (Henry). <i>Sketches in North America</i>, 1848. £4,000 to £6,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Atlases.- <i>English Pilot (The). The Fourth Book. Describing The West-Indian Navigation, from Hudson's Bay to the River Amazones...</i> £4,000 to £6,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 27, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Greece.- Lear (Edward). <i>Views of the Seven Ionian Isles</i>, signed presentation copy from the author to Evelyn Baring, 1863. £3,000 to £4,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Lear (Edward).- [Gray (John Edward)]. <i>Gleanings from the Menagerie and Aviary at Knowsley Hall</i>, 1846. £7,000 to £10,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Flamsteed (John). <i>Historiae Coelestis</i>, first edition,1712. £20,000 to £30,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 27, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Flamsteed (John). <i>Atlas Coelestis</i>, 1781. £10,000 to £15,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Conjuring Posters.- The Steens, American Mystifiers: Originators of Silent Transmission. broadside poster, [probably 1890-1900]. £300 to £500
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Tyndale's Bible.- Bible, English. The newe Testament, Richard Jugge, 1552; sold not subject to return. £10,000 to £15,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 27, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Cook (Captain James).- Webber (John) and Marie Catherina Prestel. Four views in the South Seas [bound with] <i>Atlas to accompany Captain James Cook's account of his voyages to the Pacific Ocean in the years 1776-1780.</i>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Knight (Joseph). <i>On the cultivation of the plants belonging to the natural order of Proteeae</i>, 1809. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> India & China.- Sonnerat (Pierre). <i>Voyage aux Indes Orientales et a la Chine, fait par ordre du roi, depuis 1774 jusqu'en 1781</i>. £20,000 to £30,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 27, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Mongolia.- Pallas (Peter Simon). <i>Sammlungen Historischer Nachrichten uber die Mongolischen Volkerschaften.</i> £15,000 to £20,000 
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> America.- Warre (Henry). <i>Sketches in North America</i>, 1848. £4,000 to £6,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Atlases.- <i>English Pilot (The). The Fourth Book. Describing The West-Indian Navigation, from Hudson's Bay to the River Amazones...</i> £4,000 to £6,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 27, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Greece.- Lear (Edward). <i>Views of the Seven Ionian Isles</i>, signed presentation copy from the author to Evelyn Baring, 1863. £3,000 to £4,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Lear (Edward).- [Gray (John Edward)]. <i>Gleanings from the Menagerie and Aviary at Knowsley Hall</i>, 1846. £7,000 to £10,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Flamsteed (John). <i>Historiae Coelestis</i>, first edition,1712. £20,000 to £30,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 27, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Flamsteed (John). <i>Atlas Coelestis</i>, 1781. £10,000 to £15,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Conjuring Posters.- The Steens, American Mystifiers: Originators of Silent Transmission. broadside poster, [probably 1890-1900]. £300 to £500
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Tyndale's Bible.- Bible, English. The newe Testament, Richard Jugge, 1552; sold not subject to return. £10,000 to £15,000
  • <b>Sotheby’s: The Library of John & Suzanne Bonham. 26 September in London. Viewing 22-25 September</b>
    Sotheby’s London, Sep. 26:</b> Churchill, Winston S. Two Typed Letters Signed, regarding the British North Greenland Expedition (1952-54). £3,000 to £4,000
    Sotheby’s London, Sep. 26:</b> Bernatz, Johann Martin. <i> Scenes in Ethiopia</i>. London: F.G. Moon, 1852. First edition. £6,000 to £8,000
    Sotheby’s London, Sep. 26:</b> Captain Lawrence Edward Grace Oates. Collection comprising (among other things): documents and pamphlets. £1,500 to £1,800
    <b>Sotheby’s: The Library of John & Suzanne Bonham. 26 September in London. Viewing 22-25 September</b>
    Sotheby’s London, Sep. 26:</b> Darwin, Charles, and Philip Parker King, and Robert FitzRoy. <i> Narrative of the Surveying Voyages of His Majesty's Ships Adventure and Beagle Between the Years 1826 and 1836…</i> £15,000 to £20,000
    Sotheby’s London, Sep. 26:</b> Spratt, Thomas A.B., and Edward Forbes. <i>Travels in Lycia, Milyas, and the Cibyratis</i>. London: John Van Voorst, 1847. £800 to £1,200
    Sotheby’s London, Sep. 26:</b> Richardson, John. <i>Arctic Searching Expedition: A Journal of a Boat-Voyage Through Rupert's Land and the Arctic Sea, In Search of Sir John Franklin</i>. £6,000 to £8,000
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