• <b>Fonsie Mealy: Rare Books, Literature, Manuscripts. December 5, 2017</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 5:</b> With Fine Contemporary Hand-Coloured Folding Maps Atlas: MOLL (Hermann). <i>The World Described</i>. 15,000 to 20,000 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 5:</b> The Holy Grail of Early Photographic Illustrated Irish Books: HEMPHILL (William Despard). <i>Stereoscopic Illustrations of Clonmel, and the Surrounding Country</i>… 7,000 to 10,000 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 5:</b> "The Nugent Manuscript Archive" including letters on 1798 rebellion In Co. 7,000 to 9,000 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy: Rare Books, Literature, Manuscripts. December 5, 2017</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 5:</b> The Greatest Irish Coloured Plate Book Original Coloured Copy: MALTON (James). <i>A Picturesque and Descriptive View of the City of Dublin Described</i>. 7,000 to 9,000 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 5:</b> BLAEU (Johannes). <i>Atlas Hibernia</i>, Amsterdam? c. 1662. 1,750 to <br>2,500 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 5:</b> Rare Limited Edition: YEATS (W.B.). Arion Press, San Francisco. <i>Poems of W.B. Yeats.</i> 1,700 to 2,200 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy: Rare Books, Literature, Manuscripts. December 5, 2017</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 5:</b> [YEATS, W.B.]. Cradle of Genius. Original drawing, pen-and-ink and wash. 1,500 to 2,500 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 5:</b> W.B. Yeats Meets James Bond? YEATS (W. B.). <i>Selected Poems, Lyrical and Narrative</i>. 1,400 to 1,600 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 5:</b> Rare Unauthorized U.S. Edition of <i>Ulysses</i>: JOYCE (James). <i>Ulysses</i> - [Two World Monthly, Vol. 1 (No. 1) - vol. 3 (no.3)]. 1,200 to 1,500 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy: Rare Books, Literature, Manuscripts. December 5, 2017</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 5:</b> With Original Holograph Passage by the Author: HEANEY (Seamus). <i>Door Into the Dark</i>. 1,000 to 1,500 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 5:</b> First American Edition: JOYCE (James). <i>Dubliners</i>, 8vo N. York (B.W. Huebsch) 1916. 600 to 800 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 5:</b> Rare American Photographs of Niagara Falls: ZYBACK (J.). Photographer, Niagara. Two large original photographs. 300 to 400 €
  • <b>ALDE - Modern Illustrated Books - Original Drawings. 22 November 2017</b>
    <b>ALDE, Nov. 22:</b> DEGAS (Edgar). Danseuses au repos. Charcoal drawing. 30,000€ to 40,000€
    <b>ALDE, Nov. 22:</b> ERNST (Max). Une Semaine de bonté ou Les Sept éléments capitaux. Deuxième cahier. L'Eau. 1934. With an original collage signed by Max Ernst. 15,000€ to 20,000€
    <b>ALDE, Nov. 22:</b> BALZAC (Honoré de). Le Chef-d’œuvre inconnu. 1931. Illustrated edition by Pablo Picasso of 12 original etchings. 20,000€ to 30,000€
    <b>ALDE, Nov. 22:</b> GIACOMETTI (Alberto). Paris sans fin. 1969. Last illustrated book of Giacometti. 15,000€ to 20,000€
  • <b>Bonhams: History of Science and Technology. Wednesday, December 6, 2017. New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 95. Turing. <i>Systems of Logic Based on Ordinals</i>. Offprint. London, 1939. Robin Gandy's Copy. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 98. Zernike, Fritz. The 1953 Nobel Prize for Physics: The Invention of the Phase-Contrast Microscope. $100,000 to $150,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 111. Apple 1 Computer, operational, with exceptional provenance. $400,000 to $600,000
    <b>Bonhams: Voices of the 20th Century. Wednesday, December 6, 2017. New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1074. Bruce, Lenny. An unreleased 16 mm film by "Count" Lewis DePasquale featuring Lenny Bruce. $7,000 to $10,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1254. Hirohito. Manuscript in Japanese, "The Emperor's Monologue," transcribed by Terasaki Hidenari. $100,000 to $150,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1095. Goldman. Emma. Large archive of correspondence, much of it to Warren Starr Van Valkenburgh. $70,000 to $100,000
    <b>Bonhams: History of Science and Technology. Wednesday, December 6, 2017. New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 109. Wozniak and Jobs. The First Digital "Blue Box", Berkeley, 1972. $30,000 to $50,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 46. Newton, Isaac. <i>Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica</i>. 1st issue. London, 1687. $300,000 to $500,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 49. Newton. Autograph Manuscript in English, a portion of a draft of Newton's study on revelation. $15,000 to $20,000
    <b>Bonhams: Voices of the 20th Century. Wednesday, December 6, 2017. New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1027. Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby. 1st edition, 1st issue. Scribners, 1925. $40,000 to $60,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1042. Hemingway., Ernest. For Whom the Bell Tolls. Presentation copy, one of 15 copies. Scribners, 1940. $25,000 to $35,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1215. A 48-star American Flag, flown from LCT-703, sunk on Omaha Beach, December 1944. $15,000 to $20,000
  • <b>Christie’s Paris, Nov. 28:</b> Seba, Albertus. <i>Locupletissimi rerum naturalium thesauri.</i> Amsterdam: J. Wetsten, 1734[-1769]. €350,000–550,000
    <b>Christie’s Paris, Nov. 28:</b> Janssonius, Joannes. <i>Novus Atlas Absolutissimus</i>. Amsterdam: J Jansson, 1658 [after 1664]. €250,000–450,000
    <b>Christie’s Paris, Nov. 28:</b> Goya, Francisco de. <i>[La Tauromaquia.] Treinta y tres estampas, que representan diferentes suertes y actitudes del arte de lidiar los Toros</i>. Madrid: [Rafael Esteve, 1816]. €150,000–250,000
    <b>Christie’s Online, Nov. 29 – Dec. 06:</b> Einstein, Albert. <i>On residual rays – and guilt about an old girlfriend</i>. Prague, 26 December 1911. US$10,000–15,000
    <b>Christie’s Online, Nov. 29 – Dec. 06:</b> Einstein, Albert. <i>‘What is logically simple is so difficult mathematically'</i>. Princeton, 16 August 1949. US$20,000–30,000
    <b>Christie’s New York, Dec. 5:</b> Yorktown Campaign manuscript map. ‘No 1 Carte générale de l’Isle de New York et des Environs...No 2. Reconnoissance Geometrique…’ n.p., c. 1781–1782. US$150,000–200,000
    <b>Christie’s New York, Dec. 5:</b> Le Hay, Jacques and Ferriol, Charles de (1637–1722). <i>Recueil de cent estampes représentant differentes nations du Levant</i>. Paris: Le Hay and Duchange, 1714. US$30,000–40,000
    <b>Christie’s New York, Dec. 7:</b> Cresswell, Samuel Gurney. <i>A Series of Eight Sketches … of the Voyage of the H.M.S. Investigator during the Discovery of the North-west Passage</i>. London: 1854. US$30,000–40,000.
    <b>Christie’s New York, Dec. 7:</b> Veer, Gerrit de. <i>Diarium nauticum seu vera descriptio trium navigationum admirandarum</i>. Amsterdam: Cornelius [Claesz], 1598. US$25,000–35,000

Recent Reported Auction Results

Expand Table
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 Dec 5:<br>Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>John Norman, <i>The American Pilot</i>, complete copy with 11 folding charts, Boston, 1810. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>John Smith, <i>New England</i>, London, 1616. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>Plancius Petrus, <i>Orbis Terrarum Typus de Integro Multis in Locis Emendatus</i>, Amsterdam, 1594. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:<br>Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>Martin Waldseemüller, <i>Tabula Terre Nove</i>, woodcut, Strasbourg, 1513. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>Forlani & Zaltieri, <i>Il Disegno del Discoperto della Noua Franza</i>, Venice, 1566. $30,000 to $50,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>Richard Hakluyt, <i>Novus Orbis</i>, first appearance of "Virginia" on a printed map, Paris, 1587. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:<br>Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>Pieter van den Keere, <i>Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica</i>, Amsterdam, 1608. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>Abraham Ortelius, <i>Theatrum Orbis Terrarum</i>, Antwerp, 1584. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>George B. Goode & Samuel A. Kilbourne, <i>Game Fishes of the United States</i>, New York, 1879. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:<br>Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>William Faden, <i>The Province of New Jersey</i>, London, 1777. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>James Gillray, <i>The Plumb-Pudding in Danger</i>, hand-colored etching, London, 1805. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>Pierre Belon, <i>L'Histoire de la Nature des Oyseaux</i>, with woodcut illustrations, Paris, 1555. $8,000 to $12,000.
  • <b>Announcing a new Books for Sale platform hosted by Biblio!</b>
    <b>List your books simultaneously on Rare Book Hub and Biblio!</b>
  • <b>19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy!</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Walt Whitman. Poetical manuscript from <i>Leaves of Grass</i> (1865)
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> (Daniel Boone.) Filson. <i>The Discovery ... of Kentucke</i> (1784)
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Edgar A. Poe. <i>Tales</i> (1845) original cloth
    <b>19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy!</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Emerson. Autograph letter signed on his philosophy of poetry (1841)
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Fitzgerald. <i>This Side of Paradise</i> (1920) presentation copy
Ask Questions