• <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>Leslie Hindman May 7th:</b> THE <br>QUILL. <i>A Magazine of Greenwich Village</i>. 30 issues, 1918-1925 Estimate: $1,000-2,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman May 7th:</b> VIEW:<br>The Modern Magazine. Marcel Duchamp number. March, 1945. Estimate: 400-600
    <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.
  • <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.
  • <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> Book of Hours, illuminated by the Jason Master, Haarlem, c. 1475-80
    <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> Biblia Latina, Paris, 1476-77, first edition of the Vulgate printed in France
    <b>Dr. Jörn Günther Rare Books: </b> Ludolph of Saxony, Vie du Christ, illuminated by the Master of the Chronique Scandaleuse, 1506-08
    <b>Dr. Jörn Günther Rare Books: </b><br>King David, miniature on vellum, Bologna, c. 1470
    <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> Bible, illuminated in the <i>primo stile</i>, Bologna, c. 1250-70
    <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

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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 #21014 Bonhams Prints October 22, 2013 October 23, 2013 321 254 79.13% USD 1.0 1,236,000.00 1,790,100.00 2,299,400.00 1,883,997.00 1,883,997.00 81.93%
2 #2775 Christies Prints October 22, 2013 October 23, 2013 5 4 80.00% USD 1.0 8,000.00 12,500.00 102,500.00 5,125.00 5,125.00 5.00%
3 #1343b Bruun Rasmussen Modern and Contemporary Prints October 22, 2013 October 25, 2013 57 44 77.19% EUR 1.38 14,565.00 16,015.00 22,380.00 14,345.00 19,796.08 64.10%
4 #1343a Bruun Rasmussen Old Master Prints October 21, 2013 October 23, 2013 13 10 76.92% EUR 1.38 3,090.00 3,220.00 4,360.00 5,087.50 7,020.73 116.69%
5 #121342 Heritage Auctions Comics - Internet bidstart 10/13 October 20, 2013 October 23, 2013 633 633 100.00% USD 1.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 114,795.92 114,795.92
6 #161342 Heritage Auctions Posters - internet bidstart 10/13 October 20, 2013 October 23, 2013 530 490 92.45% USD 1.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 42,881.41 42,881.41
7 #2465 Artcurial Automobilia October 20, 2013 October 23, 2013 31 28 90.32% EUR 1.38 8,500.00 13,400.00 16,350.00 19,136.00 26,407.68 117.04%
8 #102F Galerie Bassenge Modern Literature and Art Documentation October 19, 2013 October 24, 2013 764 391 51.18% EUR 1.38 217,280.00 217,280.00 414,940.00 248,581.25 343,042.13 59.91%
9 #2326 Swann Galleries Rare and Important Travel Posters October 18, 2013 October 19, 2013 197 153 77.66% USD 1.0 338,500.00 491,300.00 645,100.00 503,284.00 503,284.00 78.02%
10 #102D Galerie Bassenge Literature 17th-19th Century October 18, 2013 October 24, 2013 683 346 50.66% EUR 1.38 141,250.00 141,250.00 287,310.00 177,756.25 245,303.63 61.87%
11 #102E Galerie Bassenge Autographs October 18, 2013 October 24, 2013 277 210 75.81% EUR 1.38 154,500.00 154,500.00 181,540.00 235,525.00 325,024.50 129.74%
12 #30 AntiquarianAuctions.com Rare Books - Internet bidstart 10/10 October 17, 2013 October 23, 2013 492 268 54.47% USD 1.0 64,875.00 74,350.00 149,250.00 54,142.00 54,142.00 36.28%
13 #36087 Bloomsbury Auctions Prints October 17, 2013 October 19, 2013 221 136 61.54% GBP 1.65 81,300.00 120,900.00 200,100.00 113,393.00 183,696.66 56.67%
14 #2325 Swann Galleries Fine Photographs and Photobooks October 17, 2013 October 19, 2013 251 143 56.97% USD 1.0 769,800.00 1,136,700.00 2,143,800.00 1,079,189.00 1,079,189.00 50.34%
15 #201342 Heritage Auctions Rare Books - Internet bidstart 10/10 October 17, 2013 October 19, 2013 260 212 81.54% USD 1.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 14,994.50 14,994.50
16 #102B Galerie Bassenge Rare Books October 17, 2013 October 24, 2013 446 182 40.81% EUR 1.38 138,915.00 138,915.00 402,890.00 169,025.00 233,254.50 41.95%
17 #102C Galerie Bassenge Incunabula, Books before 1600 October 17, 2013 October 24, 2013 305 180 59.02% EUR 1.38 388,030.00 388,030.00 710,100.00 422,662.50 583,274.25 59.52%
18 #6100 Heritage Auctions Rare Books October 17, 2013 October 19, 2013 560 521 93.04% USD 1.0 690,400.00 1,035,600.00 1,112,400.00 995,116.50 995,116.50 89.46%
19 #6102 Heritage Auctions Manuscripts October 17, 2013 October 19, 2013 1161 1095 94.32% USD 1.0 1,284,500.00 1,908,920.00 2,081,545.00 1,652,731.50 1,652,731.50 79.40%
20 #22017 Aguttes Prints October 16, 2013 October 19, 2013 48 25 52.08% EUR 1.38 7,880.00 11,170.00 24,940.00 17,205.00 23,570.85 68.99%
21 #13AM02 Doyle New York Prints October 16, 2013 October 19, 2013 10 10 100.00% USD 1.0 14,900.00 22,500.00 22,500.00 17,782.00 17,782.00 79.03%
22 #102A Galerie Bassenge History, Geography, Travel October 16, 2013 October 24, 2013 391 191 48.85% EUR 1.38 122,995.00 122,995.00 260,095.00 146,187.50 201,738.75 56.21%
23 #21010 Bonhams Fine Books and Manuscripts October 16, 2013 October 19, 2013 374 275 73.53% USD 1.0 694,800.00 1,055,200.00 1,641,300.00 1,106,359.00 1,106,359.00 67.41%
24 #2398 Artcurial Books and Manuscripts October 16, 2013 October 19, 2013 289 185 64.01% EUR 1.38 661,900.00 889,300.00 1,241,550.00 1,473,327.60 2,018,458.81 118.67%
25 #416 RR Auction Autographs October 16, 2013 October 23, 2013 1665 1074 64.50% USD 1.0 165,500.00 165,500.00 260,400.00 802,500.00 802,500.00 308.18%
26 #95 Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH Rare Books and Decorative Prints; and Photography October 15, 2013 October 23, 2013 900 385 42.78% EUR 1.38 226,840.00 226,840.00 524,070.00 271,008.20 373,991.19 51.71%
27 #9562 Christies Photographs October 15, 2013 October 19, 2013 142 103 72.54% GBP 1.65 371,900.00 539,500.00 821,400.00 570,104.00 923,568.48 69.41%
28 #1157 Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers Books - Day 2 September 27, 2013 October 24, 2013 326 231 70.86% GBP 1.65 11,080.00 13,560.00 21,350.00 20,613.75 33,394.27 96.55%
29 #1156 Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers Books - Day 1 September 26, 2013 October 24, 2013 900 673 74.78% GBP 1.65 0.00 67,830.00 87,970.00 128,085.85 207,499.30 145.60%
30 #257 Waverly Auctions Rare Books September 19, 2013 October 19, 2013 436 425 97.48% USD 1.0 73,440.00 113,885.00 115,765.00 97,485.70 97,485.70 84.21%
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries: Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books, May 19</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 19:</b> Pieter Goos, <i>De Zee-Atlas/Ofte Water-Wereld</i>, with 41 engraved maps in original hand-color, Amsterdam, 1672. $70,000 to $100,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 19:</b> John James Audubon, Wood Ibiss, <i>Plate CCXVI.</i>, hand-colored plate<br>from double elephant folio edition Birds of America, London, 1834. $30,000 to $50,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 19:</b> John James Audubon, autograph manuscript, unsigned, a working draft for <i>Plate 67</i>, Red-Winged Starling, with a copy of the plate, 1820s-30s. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries: Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books, May 19</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 19:</b> Engraved view of Honolulu printed at Lahainaluna Seminary press, Lahainalua, 1837. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 19:</b> 11 large watercolor drawings of fieldpieces, folio or double elephant folio sheets, circa 1750-1800. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 19:</b> Pierre-Joseph Redouté, Crocus sativus, watercolor, France, 1802-16. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries: Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books, May 19</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 19:</b> Johannes de Laet, <i>Novus Orbis seu Descriptionis Indiae Occidentalis</i>, Leiden, 1633. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 19:</b> Hendrik Doncker, <i>De Zee-Atlas / Ofte Water-Waereld</i>, with 31 hand-colored engraved maps, Amsterdam, 1660. $60,000 to $90,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 19:</b> Gerard Van Keulen, <i>Nieuwe Wassende Graaden Paskaart</i>, Amsterdam, circa 1720. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 19:</b> Double-page engraved map of the Mississippi watershed, Paris, 1718. $5,000 to $7,500.
  • <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>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>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.
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