• <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 Auctioneers: Fine Books and Manuscripts, May 7, 2015.</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman May 7th:</b> Joyce, James. <i>Ulysses</i>. NY: Limited Editions Club, 1935. Illustrated by Matisse. Signed, limited
    <b>Leslie Hindman May 7th:</b> The Nonesuch Dickens. Bloomsbury, 1937-1938. 22 volumes, limited.
    <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 #201349 Heritage Auctions Rare Books - Internet bidstart 11/28 December 5, 2013 December 6, 2013 321 280 87.23% USD 1.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 16,883.00 16,883.00
2 #521 PBA Galleries Fine Literature December 5, 2013 December 6, 2013 589 396 67.23% USD 1.0 163,450.00 254,450.00 390,510.00 153,570.00 153,570.00 39.33%
3 #N09057 Sothebys Fine Books and Manuscripts, including Americana December 5, 2013 December 6, 2013 169 113 66.86% USD 1.0 2,320,300.00 3,570,700.00 5,747,200.00 3,774,568.00 3,774,568.00 65.68%
4 #2334 Swann Galleries Maps and Atlases, Natural History and Historical Prints and Ephemera December 5, 2013 December 6, 2013 444 372 83.78% USD 1.0 312,680.00 473,445.00 555,890.00 483,667.00 483,667.00 87.01%
5 #120213 Autographes Encheres Stars from Hollywood - internet bidstart Nov 18 December 4, 2013 December 6, 2013 172 44 25.58% EUR 1.38 5,120.00 5,120.00 19,570.00 6,018.00 8,244.67 30.75%
6 #2404 Artcurial Prints and Illustrated Books December 4, 2013 December 6, 2013 274 198 72.26% EUR 1.38 401,750.00 540,250.00 800,900.00 679,110.00 930,380.70 84.79%
7 #17245 Binoche et Giquello Baroque Library of Jean Claude Carriere December 4, 2013 December 6, 2013 272 185 68.01% EUR 1.38 250,450.00 325,350.00 456,850.00 408,803.20 560,060.36 89.48%
8 #21102 Bonhams Travel and Exploration December 4, 2013 December 5, 2013 116 82 70.69% GBP 1.65 116,500.00 176,200.00 269,100.00 221,556.00 363,351.84 82.33%
9 #9728 Christies 500 YEARS OF PRINTMAKING December 4, 2013 December 6, 2013 410 253 61.71% GBP 1.65 466,400.00 697,200.00 1,056,500.00 653,448.00 1,071,654.72 61.85%
10 #10345 Dorotheum Autographs December 4, 2013 December 5, 2013 369 293 79.40% EUR 1.38 156,220.00 156,220.00 182,450.00 285,837.50 388,739.00 156.67%
11 #845 Bruun Rasmussen Modern and Contemporary Prints December 4, 2013 December 5, 2013 44 32 72.73% EUR 1.38 114,900.00 130,350.00 181,250.00 156,393.75 212,695.50 86.29%
12 #L13241 Sothebys Western Manuscripts and Miniatures December 3, 2013 December 5, 2013 58 41 70.69% GBP 1.65 379,000.00 575,000.00 718,000.00 873,775.00 1,432,991.00 121.70%
13 #1349 Bruun Rasmussen Modern Prints December 3, 2013 December 5, 2013 47 36 76.60% EUR 1.38 13,340.00 14,625.00 19,985.00 12,746.25 17,334.90 63.78%
14 #121348 Heritage Auctions Comics - Internet bidstart 11/24 December 1, 2013 December 4, 2013 649 649 100.00% USD 1.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 106,221.86 106,221.86
15 #161348 Heritage Auctions Posters - internet bidstart 11/24 December 1, 2013 December 4, 2013 600 553 92.17% USD 1.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 43,444.77 43,444.77
16 #24273 Ader Photobooks - the Library of Jean-Pierre and Claudine Sudre November 30, 2013 December 4, 2013 316 219 69.30% EUR 1.38 76,240.00 105,840.00 180,990.00 114,951.00 156,333.36 63.51%
17 #17656 Pierre Berge and Associes FIRE & FLAMES - LIBRARY DOMINIQUE DE VILLEPIN - II. HOLDERS OF FLAMES November 29, 2013 December 5, 2013 301 184 61.13% EUR 1.38 488,300.00 716,200.00 1,000,200.00 932,225.00 1,267,826.00 93.20%
18 #16979 Pierre Berge and Associes FIRE & FLAMES - LIBRARY DOMINIQUE DE VILLEPIN - I. THIEVES OF FIRE November 28, 2013 December 5, 2013 241 192 79.67% EUR 1.38 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,911,750.00 2,599,980.00
19 #31 AntiquarianAuctions.com Rare Books - Internet bidstart 11/21 November 28, 2013 December 5, 2013 382 188 49.21% USD 1.0 53,252.00 68,192.00 161,678.00 77,046.00 77,046.00 47.65%
20 #201348 Heritage Auctions Rare Books - Internet bidstart 11/21 November 28, 2013 December 4, 2013 312 264 84.62% USD 1.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 15,530.50 15,530.50
21 #18052 Neret Minet and Tessier The 20th Century in Posters November 28, 2013 December 4, 2013 539 68 12.62% EUR 1.38 25,050.00 50,100.00 653,200.00 47,462.50 64,549.00 7.27%
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries: Printed & Manuscript Americana. April 14th.</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Adriaan<br>M. de Groot, <i>Portrait of Theodore Roosevelt at His Desk</i>, oil on canvas, 1925. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> <br><i>History of the Expedition Under the Command of Captains Lewis and Clark</i>, first edition, Philadelphia, 1814. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b><br>Archive of Albert Bumstead's correspondence and photographs relating to Hiram Bingham's Machu Picchu expeditions, 1912-31. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Printed & Manuscript Americana. April 14th.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Archive of architectural photographs from the firm of O'Connor & Kilham, 1957-66. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b><br>Hank G. Smith, Californy, volume<br>of 15 pencil sketches, circa 1875. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Alcoholics Anonymous, first edition, New York, 1939. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Printed & Manuscript Americana. April 14th.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> <i>The Book of Mormon</i>, first edition, New York, 1830. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b><br>Mexican manuscript of inquisition proceedings against a man with a demon tattoo, 1617. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Pictorial portfolio by Louis Lo Monaco of the March on Washington, August 28, 1963. $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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