• <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books and Works on Paper. March 30, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Potter (Beatrix). The Tale of Peter Rabbit, first edition, first issue, [1901]. Part of an extensive, private Beatrix Potter collection. £15,000 - 20,000
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Dodgson (Charles Lutwidge). The Hunting of the Snark, first edition, with original printed dust-jacket, 1876.<br>£7,000 - 9,000
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Buckland Wright (John). Pervigilium Veneris: The Vigil of Venus, number 1 of 100 copies (Christopher Sandford's copy), Golden Cockerel Press, 1939.<br>£2,000 - 3,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books and Works on Paper. March 30, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Kelmscott Press. Keats (John). The Poems, one of 300, orig. vellum, 8vo, Kelmscott Press, 1894. £1,800 - 2,200
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Greenhill (Elizabeth).- Morison (Stanley) and Kenneth Day. The Typographic Book, 1450-1935, bound in dark green goatskin by Elizabeth Greenhill, 1963. £6,000 - 8,000
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Fitzgerald (F. Scott). The Great Gatsby, first edition, first state dust-jacket, New York, 1925. £25,000 - 35,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books and Works on Paper. March 30, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Dionysius, <i>Halicarnassensis</i>. Antiquitates Romanae, Editio princeps, Treviso, Bernardinus Celerius, 24 or 25 February, 1480. £4,000 - 6,000
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Canon Law. [Laurentius Puldericus. Breviarum decreti], manuscript in Latin, on paper, [?Germany], [c. 1450].<br>£5,000 - 7,000
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Swimming. Percey (William) The Compleat Swimmer: or, the Art of Swimming, first and only edition, by J.C. for Henry Fletcher, 1658. £5,000 - 7,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books and Works on Paper. March 30, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Binding with silverwork by Anthony Nelme. The Holy Bible, containing the Old Testament and the New: : newly translated out of the original tongues, Oxford, John Baskett, 1716. £10,000 - 15,000
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> George IV's copy. Nash (John, architect). The Royal Pavilion at Brighton, one of 10 copies, 1826. £8,000 - 10,000
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Blake (William, 1757-1827). "With Dreams upon my bed thou scarest me & affrightest me with Visions", 1825. £700 - 1,000
  • <b>Auction Pierre Bergé & associés in association with Sotheby’s: Important Books and Manuscripts from the Library of Jean A. Bonna from the 15th to the 20th Century. Sale on April 26, 2017. Exhibition in London March 28-30</b>
    <b>Pierre Bergé & Associés, Apr. 26:</b> Galileo, <i>Discorsi e Dimostrazioni matematiche.</i> Leyde, Elzevier, 1638. Original edition: only known copy of the first state. €700,000 – 900,000
    <b>Pierre Bergé & Associés, Apr. 26:</b> Fables illustrated by Benjamin Rabier. Paris, Tallandier, without date [ca. 1910]. Superb binding doubled in vellum decorated with painted and mosaic decors by André Mare illustrating four fables. €10,000 – 15,000
    <b>Pierre Bergé & Associés, Apr. 26:</b> Gustave Flaubert, draft for the preface of the <i>Memoir for the defense of Madame Bovary</i>, 15-30 January 1857. Exceptiona signed autograph manuscript. €40,000 – 60,000
    <b>Auction Pierre Bergé & associés in association with Sotheby’s: Important Books and Manuscripts from the Library of Jean A. Bonna from the 15th to the 20th Century. Sale on April 26, 2017. Exhibition in London March 28-30</b>
    <b>Pierre Bergé & Associés, Apr. 26:</b> Boccace, <i>The Book of Praise and the Virtue of the Noble and Cleric Ladies.</i> Verard, 1493. First edition of the French version attributed to Laurent de Premierfait. €40,000 – 60,000
    <b>Pierre Bergé & Associés, Apr. 26:</b> Exceptional set of 15 original bindings by Jean de Gonet, on rare editions illustrated by Picasso, Matisse, Miro or original editions of Bataille or Radiguet.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30: Printed & Manuscript African Americana</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> Malcolm X, typed manuscripts for the <i>LA Herald Dispatch</i> column "God's Angry Men," 1957.<br>$200,000 to $300,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> Frederick Douglass, Autograph Letter Signed to George Alfred Townsend, Washington, 1880.<br>$40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> Carte-de-visite album featuring a previously unrecorded image of Harriet Tubman, 1860s.<br>$20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30: Printed & Manuscript African Americana</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> Collection of documents from the Montgomery Improvement Association, Alabama, 1955-63. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> Martin Luther King, Jr., working draft of the "Letter from Birmingham Jail," Alabama, 1963. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> <i>Benjamin Bannaker's Almanac</i> for 1795, Baltimore. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30: Printed & Manuscript African Americana</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> Collection of 41 letters addressed to Rebecca Primus, 1854-72.<br>$20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> Abby Fisher, <i>What Mrs. Fisher Knows About Old Southern Cooking</i>, first edition, San Francisco, 1881.<br>$10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> Victor H. Green, <i>The Negro Motorist Green-Book for 1941</i>, New York, 1940. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> Toni Morrison, <i>The Bluest Eye, </i>reviewer's copy, New York, 1971. $4,000 to $6,000.
  • <b>Now in press: 19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy.</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> <i>The First American Magna Carta. English Liberties.</i> Boston, 1721.
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Babbage presentation to Peel, the man who killed the Difference Engine 1832
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> The Stamp Act. 1765
    <b>Now in press: 19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy.</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Central Park Photographs by Prevost 1862
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Salem Witch Trials. Wonders of the Invisible World 1693
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Mammoth print of Millie-Christine, "The Carolina Twins" c. 1868

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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 #201351 Heritage Auctions Rare Books - Internet bidstart 12/12 December 19, 2013 December 20, 2013 350 304 86.86% USD 1.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 21,475.00 21,475.00
2 #557 Heritage Auctions Heritage Charity Auction - Entertainment Photos, Book December 19, 2013 December 20, 2013 10 4 40.00% USD 1.0 2,900.00 4,150.00 8,750.00 1,628.00 1,628.00 18.61%
3 #36108 Bloomsbury Auctions Antiquarian Books December 18, 2013 December 20, 2013 468 357 76.28% GBP 1.65 173,950.00 247,450.00 324,250.00 267,230.00 435,584.90 82.41%
4 #20772 Bonhams Entertainment Memorabilia December 18, 2013 December 20, 2013 292 214 73.29% GBP 1.65 169,550.00 239,550.00 345,000.00 271,809.00 445,766.76 78.79%
5 #59 Profiles in History Rock and Roll December 18, 2013 December 20, 2013 161 85 52.80% USD 1.0 324,700.00 492,200.00 617,300.00 501,371.25 501,371.25 81.22%
6 #21034 Bonhams Asian Decorative Art December 18, 2013 December 20, 2013 41 33 80.49% USD 1.0 37,450.00 53,800.00 66,200.00 63,373.00 63,373.00 95.73%
7 #pf1332 Sothebys Bibliothèque littéraire Raoul Simonson – Albert et Monique Kies – Seconde partie December 18, 2013 December 19, 2013 320 296 92.50% EUR 1.38 749,250.00 1,076,700.00 1,138,500.00 2,131,489.00 2,920,139.93 187.22%
8 #2336 Swann Galleries Julius Paul Collection of Posters December 18, 2013 December 20, 2013 378 211 55.82% USD 1.0 400,800.00 576,000.00 1,409,300.00 459,323.00 459,323.00 32.59%
9 #1351b Bruun Rasmussen Modern and Contemporary Prints December 17, 2013 December 18, 2013 52 38 73.08% EUR 1.38 20,085.00 23,485.00 31,300.00 25,911.25 35,757.52 82.78%
10 #24909 Ader Letters and Autographs December 17, 2013 December 20, 2013 317 260 82.02% EUR 1.38 322,800.00 405,640.00 465,910.00 1,044,768.00 1,431,332.16 224.24%
11 #N09060 Sothebys Important Judaica December 17, 2013 December 19, 2013 72 47 65.28% USD 1.0 572,000.00 798,000.00 1,609,000.00 1,013,751.00 1,013,751.00 63.01%
12 #121713 Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions Books December 17, 2013 December 20, 2013 451 343 76.05% EUR 1.38 171,700.00 214,100.00 296,620.00 376,576.80 515,910.64 126.96%
13 #1351a Bruun Rasmussen Old Master Prints December 16, 2013 December 18, 2013 9 9 100.00% EUR 1.38 3,100.00 3,230.00 3,230.00 3,690.00 5,092.19 114.24%
14 #2399 Artcurial Books and Manuscripts December 16, 2013 December 20, 2013 375 125 33.33% EUR 1.38 264,850.00 346,200.00 974,000.00 410,999.00 563,068.63 42.20%
15 #356 Cowans Auctions American History - online bidstart 12/5 December 16, 2013 December 20, 2013 457 363 79.43% USD 1.0 77,725.00 127,850.00 166,700.00 94,893.36 94,893.36 56.92%
16 #121350 Heritage Auctions Comics - Internet bidstart 12/8 December 15, 2013 December 17, 2013 599 593 99.00% USD 1.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 116,195.77 116,195.77
17 #161350 Heritage Auctions Posters - internet bidstart 12/8 December 15, 2013 December 17, 2013 564 517 91.67% USD 1.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 36,233.24 36,233.24
18 #24599 Ferraton Books and Prints, Part 2 December 14, 2013 December 20, 2013 535 419 78.32% EUR 1.38 52,625.00 77,610.00 112,405.00 139,666.50 191,343.30 124.25%
19 #24771 Rossini Comic Strips and Cartoons December 14, 2013 December 17, 2013 188 122 64.89% EUR 1.38 71,365.00 96,390.00 147,670.00 90,343.86 124,674.60 61.18%
20 #24597 Ferraton Books and Prints, Part 1 December 13, 2013 December 20, 2013 518 428 82.63% EUR 1.38 35,895.00 55,130.00 92,040.00 107,350.00 147,070.12 116.63%
21 #121313 Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society Rare and Used Books December 13, 2013 December 20, 2013 453 390 86.09% USD 1.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 8,380.00 8,380.00
22 #121213 Dominic Winter Book Auctions Children's and Illustrated Books December 12, 2013 December 14, 2013 359 287 79.94% GBP 1.65 105,680.00 151,670.00 184,330.00 173,723.13 283,168.88 94.25%
23 #10354 Dorotheum Books and Decorative Prints December 12, 2013 December 14, 2013 376 344 91.49% EUR 1.38 100,640.00 100,640.00 107,130.00 343,318.75 473,779.92 320.47%
24 #22801 De Baecque and Associes Books, Antiquarian and Modern, Autographs and Documents December 12, 2013 December 17, 2013 340 197 57.94% EUR 1.38 59,430.00 79,480.00 120,840.00 93,534.00 129,076.92 77.40%
25 #0014 Gonnelli Casa DAste Prints December 12, 2013 December 17, 2013 231 135 58.44% EUR 1.38 89,110.00 89,110.00 186,390.00 139,836.00 192,973.68 75.02%
26 #121113 Dominic Winter Book Auctions Printed Books, Maps and Documents December 11, 2013 December 14, 2013 609 501 82.27% GBP 1.65 119,270.00 175,830.00 247,930.00 232,385.68 378,788.93 93.73%
27 #420 RR Auction Rare Manuscript, Document & Autograph - bidstart 11/14 December 11, 2013 December 20, 2013 1576 1036 65.74% USD 1.0 597,500.00 857,000.00 1,856,100.00 898,957.20 898,957.20 48.43%
28 #99 Minerva Auctions Roma Photographs December 11, 2013 December 20, 2013 121 41 33.88% EUR 1.38 20,750.00 32,000.00 85,950.00 32,112.50 43,994.16 37.36%
29 #98 Minerva Auctions Roma Books, Autographs, Prints December 10, 2013 December 20, 2013 733 336 45.84% EUR 1.38 316,010.00 390,950.00 768,840.00 594,337.50 814,242.71 77.30%
30 #24369 Beaussant Lefevre Prints December 6, 2013 December 14, 2013 16 15 93.75% EUR 1.38 6,400.00 8,000.00 15,000.00 15,490.06 21,376.29 103.27%
31 #102L Galerie Bassenge Photographs December 4, 2013 December 17, 2013 96 90 93.75% EUR 1.38 182,750.00 182,750.00 200,650.00 480,812.50 663,521.25 239.63%
32 #102M Galerie Bassenge Photobooks and Photo Literature December 4, 2013 December 17, 2013 187 68 36.36% EUR 1.38 26,460.00 26,460.00 108,860.00 25,500.00 35,190.01 23.42%
33 #102N Galerie Bassenge Photography of the 19th-21st Century December 4, 2013 December 17, 2013 419 215 51.31% EUR 1.38 209,300.00 209,300.00 553,050.00 334,075.00 461,023.50 60.41%
34 #102G Galerie Bassenge Prints November 28, 2013 December 20, 2013 876 560 63.93% EUR 1.38 869,850.00 869,850.00 1,249,810.00 1,260,905.00 1,727,440.21 100.89%
35 #2324 Swann Galleries Printed and Manuscript Americana October 10, 2013 December 20, 2013 418 353 84.45% USD 1.0 347,375.00 514,750.00 615,320.00 881,101.00 881,101.00 143.19%
  • <b>Bonhams, March 9. Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including the Kennedy Years</b>
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> BROWNING, ELIZABETH BARRETT. Autograph Manuscript Initialed ("E.B.B."), being the working notebook for the poems contained in <i>The Seraphim and Other Poems</i>. $400,000 to 600,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> WILDE, OSCAR. Two leaves, pp 31-34, from the first appearance of <i>The Picture of Dorian Gray in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine for July, 1890</i>, with Wilde's autograph revisions. $40,000 to 60,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Comedies, Histories and Tragedies; Published according to the true Originall Copies. Second Impression. [THE SECOND FOLIO.]</i> $200,000 to 300,000
    <b>Bonhams, March 9. Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including the Kennedy Years</b>
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> KENNEDY, JOHN FITZGERALD. Photograph Signed ("John F. Kennedy") and Inscribed, 8 x 10 inch gelatin silver print, of Senator Kennedy and Miss Barelli, at the swearing of the secretarial oath for Miss Barelli. $1,200 to 1,800
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> COOPER, JAMES FENIMORE. Autograph Manuscript, being Chapter XXVII of <i>Afloat and Ashore</i>. $15,000 to 20,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> IRVING, WASHINGTON. Autograph Manuscript, being Chapter 20 from Volume IV of <i>The Life of George Washington</i>. $20,000 to 30,000
    <b>Bonhams, March 9. Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including the Kennedy Years</b>
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> VERNE, JULES. Autograph Manuscript Signed ("Jules Verne"), being the complete short story "<i>Une fantaisie de docteur Ox</i>". $100,000 to 150,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> ALCHEMY. <i>[The Crowning of Nature, or Coronatio Naturae.]</i> Original alchemical manuscript on paper, ruled in red, with watermark of the arms of Schieland. $100,000 to 150,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> DE JODE, CORNELUS. 1568 - 1600. <i>Quivirae Regnu, Cum Alija Versus Borea</i>. [Antwerp: Arnoldum Coninx, 1593]. $7,000 to 10,000
    <b>Bonhams, March 9. Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including the Kennedy Years</b>
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> HOOKER, JOSEPH DALTON. <i>The Rhododendrons of Sikkim-Himalaya; Being an Account, Botanical and Geographical, of the Rhododendrons Recently Discovered in the Mountains of Eastern Himalaya</i>… $7,000 to 10,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> CATLIN, GEORGE. <i>North American Indian Portfolio. Hunting scenes and amusements of the Rocky Mountains and prairies of America. From drawings and notes of the author, made during eight years' travel.</i> $20,000 to 30,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> LINCOLN, ABRAHAM. HESLER, ALEXANDER. Platinum print, 8 3/4 x 6 3/4 in, of a beardless Lincoln, 1860.<br>$2,000 to 3,000
  • <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> THE PAPERS OF BREVET MAJOR GENERAL JOHN GROSS BARNARD (1815-1882), Chief Engineer of the Army of the Potomac. Estimate: $75,000-100,000
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> ALVIN LANGDON COBURN. London. With 20 photogravures by Coburn and text by Hilaire Belloc, London and New York: 1909. First edition. Est: $4,000-6,000
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> WILLIAM FADEN, A Plan of New York Island, with part of Long Island, Staten Island & East New Jersey. London: 1776. Estimate: $5,000-8,000
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> MAX BEERBOHM, Lord Curzon delivering an oration. Original drawing with collage. London, 1912. Est: $2,000-3,000
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> AMERICAN REVOLUTION, Recueil des Loix Constitutives des Colonies Angloises. A Philadelphie, et se vend a Paris: Cellot & Jombert, 1778. First collected edition in French. Estimate: $500-800
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> WILLIAM TECUMSEH SHERMAN, Confederate General Joseph Johnston's copy of Sherman's General Orders No. 65 announcing the final agreement of Surrender, 27 April 1865. Est: $4,000-6,000
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> JOHN KEATS, Lamia, Isabella, the Eve of Saint Agnes and Other Poems. London: Taylor and Hessey, 1820. First edition of Keats’s third book.. Estimate: $5,000-7,000
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> M. T. Cicero's Cato Major, or his discourse of Old-age: With Explanatory Notes. Philadelphia: Benjamin Franklin, 1744. Est: $5,000-8,000
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> WINSTON S CHURCHILL, History of the English Speaking Peoples. London: Cassell, 1956-58. First editions. Est: $1,500-2,500
  • <b>Seth Kaller:</b> “America the Beautiful”
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> George Washington, Tongue-in-Cheek, Writes James McHenry About His Wife or Mistress—But Funding the Continental Army is the Real Topic
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Young’s Map of the United States
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> President Lincoln & His Most Profitable Client, the Illinois Central Railroad
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Lincoln Thanks Former Pro-Slavery and Newly Republican Congressman for a Fiery Anti-Slavery Speech at a Philadelphia Campaign Rally
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> “A Visit From St. Nicholas” - great association copy inscribed by Clement C. Moore
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Einstein Agrees to Allow “a Short Book on the Hydrogen Bomb” to Use His Statement Made on Eleanor Roosevelt’s TV Show
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> The Building Blocks of Albert Einstein’s Creative Mind
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> A Unique Manuscript Map of Block Island Sound Including Fisher’s and Gardiner’s Islands, the Hamptons, and Montauk Point
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> J.R.R. Tolkien Writes his Proofreader with a Lengthy Discussion of the Lord of the Rings, Including Criticism of Radio Broadcasts of his Work
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Six Benjamin Franklin Signed Receipts – Including his Earliest Obtainable Autograph — Acknowledging a Donation to the Famous Library Company He Founded, and Five Payments for His Pennsylvania Gazette
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Sherman Dishes on Lincoln & Thomas, Meade, Sheridan, Halleck & Grant
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