• <b>Bloomsbury Auctions: Books and Works on Paper, including Fine Photographs. December 14, 2017</b>
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Rowling (J.K.). Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, original fine black pen and ink manuscript book by the author J.K.Rowling, with 31pp of text and illustrations. £80,000 to £120,000
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Blaeu (Johannes). <i>Vierde Stuck der Aerdrycks-Beschryving, welck vervat Engelandt</i>, i.e. <i>Theatrum Orbis Terrarum</i>. vol 4, England & Wales. £10,500 to £12,500
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Miró (Joan). L'Homme au Balencier, etching, aquatint and carborundum, printed in colours on Japan paper, signed in pencil lower right. £4,000 to £6,000
    <b>Bloomsbury Auctions: Books and Works on Paper, including Fine Photographs. December 14, 2017</b>
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Steve McCurry (b.1950). Afghan Girl, 1984, pigment inkjet print, signed and numbered 48/250 in pencil on lower margin. £2,500 to £3,500
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Keough (Pat and Rosemarie). <i>Antarctica</i>, no 228 of 950 copies, signed by the authors, many colour illustrations, original dark grey morocco. £2,800 to £3,200
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Rowlandson (Thomas). Darby & Joan, the idyllically contended couple sit either side of a stove in a cosy domestic interior, ink and watercolour on wove paper. £1,000 to £1,500
    <b>Bloomsbury Auctions: Books and Works on Paper, including Fine Photographs. December 14, 2017</b>
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Procktor (Patrick). Tiny blue-eyed goldfish, watercolour, 310 x 460mm., signed in blue crayon, lower right, titled and inscribed Muscat Jan 19. £1,000 to £1,500
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Iouri Abramochkin (b.1936). Horsemen, Dagestan, 1968, Lambda print, printed later, signed, dated, editioned 1/8 and annotated in black ink verso. £800 to £1,200
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Ravilious (Eric).- Shakespeare (William). Twelfth NIght, or, What You Will, number 79 of 275 copies , wood-engraved title. £800 to £1,200
    <b>Bloomsbury Auctions: Books and Works on Paper, including Fine Photographs. December 14, 2017</b>
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Michelangelo.- Chastel (André). <i>The Vatican Frescoes of Michelangelo</i>, Photography by Takashi Okamura, 2 vol., one of 600 sets, colour plates. £500 to £700
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Wyndham (John). <i>The Day of the Triffids; The Kraken Wakes; The Chrysalids;</i> together with 8 other volumes. All first editions. £400 to £600
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946). Goats Along The Seine, 1894. Photogravure, printed 1990s by Dorothy Norman, one from an edition of 40 published by Aperture. £400 to £600
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  • <b>Les Collections Aristophil:<br>December 20, 2017</b>
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> SAINT-EXUPERY, ANTOINE DE. Kodachrome Film (16mm) showing Antoine de Saint-Exupery and Consuelo on a boat, 1942. JOINED: Guestbook for the Boat, signed, with a drawing of the Little Prince. 15 000 to 20 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> CANDEE, HELEN CHURCHILL. Autograph manuscript. TITANIC, 40 leaves. Original account of the most famous shipwreck, by a survivor of the ordeal. 300 000 to 400 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> TITANIC. Collection of 7 documents relating to the shipwreck of the Titanic (14 April 1912). 20 000 to<br>30 000 €
    <b>Les Collections Aristophil:<br>December 20, 2017</b>
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> DUPLEIX DE CADIGNAN, JEANBAPTISTE. Signed autograph manuscript. Thirty years of memoirs related to military services and important information on the American War of Independence.<br>40 000 to 50 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> CURTIUS. Faiz et Conquestes d'Alexandre [Histoire d'Alexandre le Grand]. In French, illuminated manuscript on paper and parchment, 16 large miniatures. 300 000 to<br>500 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> NELSON, HORATIO. Signed autograph letter, ‘Nelson & Bronte,” aboard the Amazon, 14 October 1801, addressed to Sir William Hamilton. 4 000 to 5 000 €
    <b>Les Collections Aristophil:<br>December 20, 2017</b>
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> GIROLAMO FRANCESCO MARIA MAZZUOLI DIT LE PARMESAN. Le couple amoureux. Pen and brown ink. 80 000 to 120 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> SADE, DONATIEN-ALPHONSE-FRANÇOIS, MARQUIS DE. Autograph manuscript. The 120 Days of Sodom, or the School of Libertinage, 1785.<br>4 000 000 to 6 000 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> MIRÓ, JOAN. Signed autograph correspondence to Thomas and Diane Bouchard (1949-1976). 50 000 to 60 000 €
    <b>Les Collections Aristophil:<br>December 20, 2017</b>
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> BALZAC, HONORÉ DE. Signed autograph manuscript, Ursule Mirouët, [1841]. One of only two manuscripts of novels by Balzac in private hands. 800 000 to<br>1 200 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> LENOIR, ALEXANDRE. Essai sur l'histoire des arts en Egypte pouvant servir d'appendice au grand ouvrage de la Commission. autograph manuscript with numerous additions and corrections. 40 000 to 50 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> SCHRÖDINGER, ERWIN. Autograph manuscript [Spring 1946, sent to Albert Einstein]. 1 500 to 2 000 €
  • <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.

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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 #36090 Bloomsbury Auctions Library of a Gentleman November 7, 2013 November 8, 2013 338 338 100.00% GBP 1.65 295,390.00 419,150.00 419,150.00 587,561.00 945,973.21 140.18%
2 #110713 Dominic Winter Book Auctions The Collector's Sale: Aviation and Transport Memorabilia November 7, 2013 November 8, 2013 230 141 61.30% GBP 1.65 59,200.00 89,310.00 154,730.00 147,612.38 237,655.99 95.40%
3 #20623 Bloomsbury Auctions Military Books November 6, 2013 November 8, 2013 80 62 77.50% GBP 1.65 9,670.00 13,610.00 22,090.00 20,832.00 70,410.13 94.31%
4 #3559 Christies Old Books, Art Books, Manuscripts November 6, 2013 November 8, 2013 157 116 73.89% EUR 1.38 1,128,000.00 1,578,000.00 1,928,000.00 1,795,625.00 2,424,093.75 93.13%
5 #462 Leslie Hindman Auctioneers Fine Books and Manuscripts November 6, 2013 November 8, 2013 410 367 89.51% USD 1.0 255,690.00 409,810.00 464,660.00 414,775.25 414,775.25 89.26%
6 #21129 Bonhams Sports Memorabilia November 6, 2013 November 8, 2013 138 114 82.61% GBP 1.65 38,720.00 55,020.00 74,040.00 51,858.00 83,491.38 70.04%
7 #110613 Dominic Winter Book Auctions Printed Books, Maps and Documents VINTAGE & CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY November 6, 2013 November 8, 2013 611 525 85.92% GBP 1.65 115,710.00 172,500.00 217,930.00 255,538.80 411,417.74 117.26%
8 #2329 Swann Galleries The Armory Show at 100 -Prints November 5, 2013 November 8, 2013 229 150 65.50% USD 1.0 997,136.00 1,458,850.00 2,663,350.00 1,315,375.00 1,315,375.00 49.39%
9 #1345b Bruun Rasmussen Modern and Contemporary Prints November 5, 2013 November 8, 2013 46 40 86.96% EUR 1.38 13,735.00 15,225.00 19,350.00 16,360.00 22,086.05 84.55%
10 #1345a Bruun Rasmussen Old Master Prints November 4, 2013 November 8, 2013 6 6 100.00% EUR 1.38 1,340.00 1,405.00 1,405.00 1,318.75 1,780.31 93.86%
11 #121344 Heritage Auctions Comics - Internet bidstart 10/27 November 3, 2013 November 4, 2013 537 534 99.44% USD 1.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 95,169.29 95,169.29
12 #161344 Heritage Auctions Posters - internet bidstart 10/27 November 3, 2013 November 4, 2013 535 489 91.40% USD 1.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 32,230.58 32,230.58
13 #110313 National Book Auctions Books and Ephemera November 3, 2013 November 8, 2013 433 433 100.00% USD 1.0 38,480.00 96,800.00 96,800.00 47,016.75 47,016.75 48.57%
14 #5153 Heritage Auctions Photography November 2, 2013 November 4, 2013 185 150 81.08% USD 1.0 414,300.00 657,300.00 886,100.00 459,193.75 459,193.75 51.82%
15 #6103 Heritage Auctions Space November 1, 2013 November 4, 2013 349 291 83.38% USD 1.0 337,750.00 493,650.00 557,150.00 555,392.50 555,392.50 99.68%
16 #785 Eldreds Asian Art - Books, Prints October 31, 2013 November 6, 2013 59 28 47.46% USD 1.0 9,650.00 13,800.00 26,320.00 21,246.30 21,246.30 80.72%
17 #9836 Tajan Books October 30, 2013 November 6, 2013 384 249 64.84% EUR 1.38 138,380.00 187,420.00 301,260.00 273,324.00 368,987.40 90.73%
18 #71 Grays Auctioneers Prints October 29, 2013 November 7, 2013 42 22 52.38% USD 1.0 2,140.00 3,660.00 6,140.00 3,286.00 3,286.00 53.52%
19 #72 Grays Auctioneers Prints October 29, 2013 November 7, 2013 102 65 63.73% USD 1.0 15,060.00 21,800.00 38,330.00 23,315.00 23,315.00 60.83%
20 #13b Gonnelli Casa DAste Manuscripts, Autographs & Books - Day 2 October 26, 2013 November 4, 2013 420 222 52.86% EUR 1.38 180,980.00 361,960.00 698,580.00 328,779.00 443,851.93 47.06%
21 #71d Hauff and Auvermann Part IV: Modern Literature, Posters, Photography October 26, 2013 November 8, 2013 693 387 55.84% EUR 1.38 154,650.00 154,650.00 253,930.00 206,088.00 278,218.80 81.16%
22 #71e Hauff and Auvermann Part V: Erotica October 26, 2013 November 8, 2013 367 177 48.23% EUR 1.38 93,900.00 93,900.00 208,960.00 109,851.60 148,299.66 52.57%
23 #13a Gonnelli Casa DAste Manuscripts, Autographs & Books - Day 1 October 25, 2013 November 4, 2013 400 216 54.00% EUR 1.38 126,650.00 317,000.00 551,480.00 210,207.00 283,779.79 38.12%
24 #71b Hauff and Auvermann Part II: Rare Books, Autographs and Engravings October 25, 2013 November 8, 2013 488 214 43.85% EUR 1.38 93,610.00 93,610.00 222,250.00 105,719.92 142,721.89 47.57%
25 #71c Hauff and Auvermann Part III: Modern and Contemporary Art October 25, 2013 November 8, 2013 361 226 62.60% EUR 1.38 73,650.00 73,650.00 117,420.00 90,606.80 122,319.18 77.16%
26 #71a Hauff and Auvermann Part I: Rare Books, Autographs and Engravings October 24, 2013 November 8, 2013 1103 556 50.41% EUR 1.38 198,200.00 198,200.00 415,380.00 240,646.80 324,873.18 57.93%
27 #417 RR Auction Autographs - JFK 50 Years After Dallas October 24, 2013 November 7, 2013 230 181 78.70% USD 1.0 58,000.00 58,000.00 81,000.00 548,910.00 548,910.00 677.67%
28 #101913 Archives International Auctions Historical Documents, Autographs, and the Copps Collection October 19, 2013 November 7, 2013 1497 1489 99.47% USD 1.0 446,360.00 847,425.00 852,815.00 756,828.30 756,828.30 88.74%
29 #101313 National Book Auctions Books and Ephemera - Civil War, Ephemera, Signed October 13, 2013 November 8, 2013 475 475 100.00% USD 1.0 45,460.00 110,000.00 110,000.00 50,448.45 50,448.45 45.86%
30 #86b Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen Books, Graphics modern and ancient Arts, Antiques - Day 2 October 12, 2013 November 6, 2013 3147 1203 38.23% EUR 1.38 367,465.00 367,465.00 1,045,720.00 371,968.80 502,157.88 35.57%
31 #86a Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen Books, Graphics modern and ancient Arts, Antiques - Day 1 October 11, 2013 November 6, 2013 3134 1430 45.63% EUR 1.38 490,215.00 490,215.00 1,100,565.00 532,029.60 718,239.96 48.34%
32 #91513 National Book Auctions Books and Ephemera - Burman, PA Dutch, Ornithology, etc. September 15, 2013 November 8, 2013 365 365 100.00% USD 1.0 37,430.00 89,650.00 89,650.00 38,763.45 38,763.45 43.24%
33 #62713 Adams Amsterdam Auctions Modern Art and Literature: Jan Cremer June 27, 2013 November 7, 2013 743 551 74.16% EUR 1.38 98,260.00 134,650.00 256,515.00 118,392.61 159,830.10 46.15%
  • <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Charles Darwin on sexuality and the transmission of hereditary characteristics: Autograph Letter Signed to Lawson Tait. Down, 17 January [1877].
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> MILTON, JOHN. <i>Paradise Lost. A Poem written in ten books.</i> London: 1667. A very rare example with the contemporary binding untouched and with a 1667 title page.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Hamilton secures the ratification of the Constitution: <i>The Debates and Proceedings of the Convention of the State of New-York, assembled at Poughkeespsie, on the 17th June, 1788.</i>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> The social contract “Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains”: ROUSSEAU, JEAN-JACQUES. <i>Principes du Droit Politique [Du Contract Social]</i>. Amsterdam: Michel Rey, 1762
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> “The first English textbook on geometrical land-measurement and surveying”: BENESE, RICHARD. <i>This Boke Sheweth the Maner of Measurynge All Maner of Lande…</i>
  • <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 Online, Dec. 5 – Dec. 12:</b> <i>John the Baptist</i>. initial 'H' cut from a choirbook [Lombardy or Siena, c. 1470s]. US$6,000–9,000
    <b>Christie’s Online, Dec. 5 – Dec. 12:</b> <i>Maharaja Ranjit Singh (1780–1839) seated on a terrace with Sikh noblemen</i>. [Punjab, North India, circa 1830-40]. Estimate: US$10,000–15,000
  • <b>Sotheby’s New York: Fine Books & Manuscripts. December 11, 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec. 11:</b> Wright, Frank Lloyd. An important collection of early letters from Wright to members of his family. 1909–1926. $60,000 to $80,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec. 11:</b> Rand, Ayn. Ayn Rand's important first speech delivered at the Ford Hall Forum. $60,000 to $80,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec. 11:</b> Tolkien, J.R.R. <i>The Hobbit or There and Back Again</i>. London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1937. $50,000 to $70,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec. 11:</b> [Flemish Flower Manuscript]. Lille, Spanish Netherlands: 1630. $50,000 to $60,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec. 11:</b> García Márquez, Gabriel. Two drafts of an early short story, "Rosas Artificiales.” $40,000 to $60,000
    <b>Sotheby’s New York: History of Science and Technology. December 12, 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec. 12:</b> Enigma M4. A Fully Operational Four-Rotor ("M4") Kriegsmarine Enigma Cipher Machine, 1944. $350,000 To $500,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec. 12:</b> The "Polio" Nobel Prize. The 1954 Nobel Prize Medal for Physiology or Medicine Awarded to Frederick C. Robbins. $200,000 to $300,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec. 12:</b> ENIGMA I. A Fully Operational Early Three-Rotor Enigma I Cipher Machine. Berlin, Heimsoeth Und Rinke, Early 1930s. $120,000 to $180,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec. 12:</b> Bonestell, Chesley. "Saturn, Viewed From Titan, One of Its Satellites." A Mid 1950's Study for the 360° Titan Panorama. 1 ½ x 20’. $100,000 to $150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec. 12:</b> Descartes, René. <i>Discours de la Méthode pour Bien Conduire Sa Raison, & Chercher la Verité dans les Sciences... 1637. $80,000 to $120,000
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