• <b>Bonhams 9 Feb 2015, San Francisco</b>
    <b>Bonhams 9 Feb 2015:</b> MIGUEL COSTANSO. 1741-1814. The suppressed report of the portala expidition. US$ 80,000-120,000.
    <b>Bonhams 9 Feb 2015:</b> FELIPE DE NEVE. 1724-1784. FIRST LAWS OF CALIFORNIA. US$ 120,000-180,000.
    <b>Bonhams 9 Feb 2015:</b> JAMES O. PATTIE. c.1804-c.1850. The Personal Narrative of James O. Pattie of Kentucky. US$ 30,000-50,000.
    <b>Bonhams 9 Feb 2015:</b><br>KARL BODMER. 1809-1893. Pehriska-Ruhpa, Moennitarri Warrior in the Costume of the Dog Danse.<br>US$ 20,000-30,000.
    <b>Bonhams 9 Feb 2015, San Francisco</b>
    <b>Bonhams 9 Feb 2015:</b><br>JOEL PALMER. 1810-1881. Journal of Travels over the Rocky Mountains to the Mouth of the Columbia River. US$ 15,000-25,000.
    <b>Bonhams 9 Feb 2015:</b><br>JOHANN AUGUSTUS SUTTER. 1803-1880. Letter Signed ("JA Sutter").<br>US$ 15,000-25,000.
    <b>Bonhams 9 Feb 2015:</b> J. ELY SHERWOOD. California: Her Wealth and Resources... US$ 15,000-25,000.
    <b>Bonhams 9 Feb 2015:</b> [JOHN LINVILLE HALL and GEORGE G. WEBSTER.] Journal of the Hartford Union Mining and Trading Company. US$ 15,000-25,000.
    <b>Bonhams 9 Feb 2015:</b> JAMES A. READ and DONALD F. READ, illustrators. Journey to the Gold Diggins. By Jeremiah Saddlebags. US$ 8,000-12,000.
    <b>Bonhams 9 Feb 2015:</b> WILLIAM BESCHKE. The Dreadful Sufferings and Thrilling Adventures of an Overland Party of Emigrants to California. US$ 15,000-25,000.
    <b>Bonhams 9 Feb 2015:</b> LORENZO D. ALDRICH. 1818/1819-1851. A Journal of the Overland Route to California! US$ 25,000-35,000.
    <b>Bonhams 9 Feb 2015:</b> JOHN WOODHOUSE AUDUBON. 1812-1862. Illustrated Notes of an Expedition Through Mexico and California. US$ 80,000-120,000.
  • <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>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>Cowan's Auctions: </b> American History: Timed Online Auction Bidding Starts March 5th.
    <b>Cowan's Auctions: </b> J.C. Buttre, Wartime-Published Leatherbound Portfolio of 50 Engravings. Est $1000-$1500. Starts Mar 5th.
    <b>Cowan's Auctions: </b> Kennedy For President Campaign Poster.<br>Est $50-$100. Starts Mar 5th.
    <b>Cowan's Auctions: </b> Albumen CDV of a Mexican couple in fancy clothing.<br>Est $100-$200. Starts Mar 5th.
    <b>Cowan's Auctions: </b> American History: Timed Online Auction Bidding Starts March 5th.
    <b>Cowan's Auctions: </b> Quarter Plate Daguerreotype and Enlarged<br>Painted Portrait of Same Gentleman. Est $200-$400. Starts Mar 5th.
    <b>Cowan's Auctions: </b> Real Photo Postcards of Helena, Montana, Plus.<br>Est $100-$200. Starts Mar 5th.
    <b>Cowan's Auctions: </b> [Japan] Lafcadio Hearn, Life, Letters and Musings.<br>Est $50-$100. Starts Mar 5th.
    <b>Cowan's Auctions: </b> American History: Timed Online Auction Bidding Starts March 5th.
    <b>Cowan's Auctions: </b> CDVs related to P.T. Barnum, Including Barnum, His Daughter, Tom Thumb, Com. Nutt.<br>Est $200-$300. Starts Mar 5th.
    <b>Cowan's Auctions: </b> Recipe Pamphlets from the 1960s. Est $20-$40. Bidding Starts Mar 5th.
    <b>Cowan's Auctions: </b> Image of the Sternwheeler Washington. Est $100-$150. Starts Mar 5th.
    <b>Cowan's Auctions: </b> American History: Timed Online Auction Bidding Starts March 5th.
    <b>Cowan's Auctions: </b> Civil War letters from Little Family of Farmersville, New York, 94th and 105th NY Infantry. Est $150-$250.<br>Starts Mar 5th.
    <b>Cowan's Auctions: </b> A Fine and Unusual American Prosthesis. Est $300-$500. Starts Mar 5th.
    <b>Cowan's Auctions: </b> Hamilton & Hoyt Stereoviews of Plains Indians and <i>Spirit Canon</i>. Est $300-$500. Starts Mar 5th.

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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: Autographs, March 19th.</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 19: </b> Color photograph signed and inscribed by Ronald Reagan, "Mr. Gorbachev, Tear Down This Wall!" $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 19: </b> Autograph album containing over 50 items signed, or signed and inscribed, by 19-century American writers, artists, and others, 1831-86. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 19: </b> Egon Schiele, 5-page autograph letter signed, indignant at military interference in his art, October 1918. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries: Autographs, March 19th.</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 19: </b> Album assembled to benefit Civil War soldiers with over 150 autographs by politicians, generals, writers, artists and more, mostly 1864. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 19: </b> Albert Einstein, photograph dated and signed, "A. Einstein. 54," 1954. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 19: </b> Sigmund Freud, brief autograph letter signed, "Freud," Vienna, <br>January 1934. $3,500 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries: Autographs, March 19th.</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 19: </b> George Washington, document signed twice, on land granted<br>under the Proclamation of 1754, <br>January 1774. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 19: </b> Autograph letter to Roy O. Day from Richard Nixon signed "Dick," one of an archive of 28 letters, 1945-74. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 19: </b> Alexander Graham Bell, two autograph letters signed, on his attempt to extract the bullet from President Garfield, 1881. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 19: </b> Harry S. Truman, archive of 27 typed letters signed, "Harry," or in full, 1938-51. $5,000 to $7,500.
  • <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>EXCEPTIONAL PRICES:</b> THE GUTENBERG BIBLE, MAINZ. Price realized: $5,390,000. Oct 1987, NY.
    <b>EXCEPTIONAL PRICES:</b> LEONARDO DA VINCI, Codex Hammer. Price realized: $30,802,500. Nov 1994 NY
    <b>EXCEPTIONAL PRICES:</b> THE FORBES COLLECTION, Price realized: $40,900,000. Mar 2002, New York.
    <b>EXCEPTIONAL PRICES:</b> ANDRE FRANQUIN, SPIROU ET FANTASIO. Price realized: €157,500. Apr 2014, Paris, France.
    <b>EXCEPTIONAL PRICES:</b> THE GREAT HOURS OF GALEAZZO MARIA SFORZA. Price realized: £1,217,250. Jul 2011, London.
    <b>EXCEPTIONAL PRICES:</b> MAHZOR, Festival Prayerbook, in Hebrew. Price realized: €1,857,000. May 2012, Paris France.
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