• <b>Skinner Fine Books & Manuscripts <i>online</i> | May 18-26 | skinnerinc.com</b>
    <b>Skinner Auction | May 18-26:</b> <br>Lot 1051: Keller, Helen (1880-1968) Autograph Letter Signed and Cabinet Card, est. $3,000-5,000
    <b>Skinner Auction | May 18-26:</b> <br>Lot 1108: Washington, George (1732-1799) Military Discharge Signed, Headquarters, Newburgh, New York, 7 June 1783, est. $7,000-9,000
    <b>Skinner Auction | May 18-26:</b> <br>Lot 1131: Bayes, Jessie (1876-1970) Illuminated Manuscript, <i>Six Poems from Gitanjali by Rabindranath Tagore</i>. London, 1917, est. $15,000-17,000
    <b>Skinner Fine Books & Manuscripts <i>online</i> | May 18-26 | skinnerinc.com</b>
    <b>Skinner Auction | May 18-26:</b> <br>Lot 1144: Darwin, Charles (1809-1882) <i>On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life</i>. London: Murray, 1859, est. $60,000-80,000
    <b>Skinner Auction | May 18-26:</b> <br>Lot 1170: Fossati, Giorgio (1706-1778) <i>Raccolta di Varie Favole Delineate, ed Incise in Rame</i>. Venice: Carlo Pecora, 1744, est. $5,000-7,000
    <b>Skinner Auction | May 18-26:</b> <br>Lot 1224: Nielsen, Kay (1886-1957) <i>East of the Sun and West of the Moon, Old Tales from the North</i>. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1914,<br> est. $5,000-7,000
    <b>Skinner Auction | May 18-26:</b> <br>Lot 1284: Audubon, John James (1785-1851) <i>American Flamingo</i>. [from] <i>The Birds of America</i>, New York: Bien, 1860, est. $10,000-15,000
  • <b>19th Century Shop.</b> DARWIN, CHARLES. Iconic signed Darwin photograph "I like this photograph much better than any other which ..."
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> DARWIN, CHARLES. <i>Autograph Letter Signed</i>. Early Unpublished Darwin letter on the races of man.
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> WRIGHT, WILBUR. Experiments and Observations in Soaring Flight. Journal of the Western Society of Engineers 8, no. 4 (August, 1903).
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> EINSTEIN, ALBERT. <i>The Meaning of Relativity.</i> FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH. Signed and dated Oxford 1931.
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> GARDNER, ALEXANDER. Antietam Bridge, Maryland. "One of the memorable spots in the history of the war."
  • <b>Bonhams Fine Books and Manuscripts, 8 June 2016, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams June 8:</b> Lot 1. ARISTOTLE. 384-322 B.C.E. De animalibus [De historia animalium. De partibus animalium. De generatione animalium.] US$ 300,000-500,000.
    <b>Bonhams June 8:</b> Lot 44. ARIOSTO, LUDOVICO. 1474-1533. Orlando Furioso in English Heroical Verse, by John Haringto[n]. [London: Richard Field, 1591.] US$ 70,000-90,000.
    <b>Bonhams June 8:</b> Lot 183. HARRISON, William Henry. Document Signed AS PRESIDENT ("W.H. Harrison"). US$ 40,000-60,000.
    <b>Bonhams June 8:</b> Lot 116. <br>ALI, MUHAMMAD. B.1942. U.S. Passport Signed ("Muhammad Ali") Twice, [Dublin, July 19, 1972].<br>US$ 25,000-35,000.
    <b>Bonhams June 8:</b> Lot 52. Bible In English. [Mearne, Samuel, binder.] The Holy Bible containing the bookes of the Old & New Testament. US$ 25,000-35,000.
    <b>Bonhams June 8:</b> Lot 130. EARHART, Amelia. 1897-1937. Archive of material on the purchase and outfitting of Earhart's Lockheed Electra 10e. US$ 15,000-20,000.
    <b>Bonhams June 8:</b> Lot 85. BURTON, Virginia Lee. 1909-1968. The Little House. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1942. US$ 15,000-20,000.
    <b>Bonhams London June 15.</b> Lot 68. CAMERON (Julia Margaret) Kate Keown [No. 5 Of Series of Twelve Lifesized Heads], [1866]. <br>£30,000-50,000.
    <b>Bonhams London June 15.</b> Lot 98. Karl Marx. Das Kapital. Kritik der politischen Oekonomie... Erster Band, FIRST EDITION, 1867.<br>£80,000-120,000.
    <b>Bonhams London June 15.</b> Lot 111. Isaac Newton Autograph manuscript, in English, headed "The Question stated about abstaining from blood". £50,000-70,000.
    <b>Bonhams London June 15.</b> Lot 112. Nobel Prize for discovering isotopes in stable elements, awarded to F.W. Aston in 1922. £200,000-400,000.
    <b>Bonhams London June 15.</b> Lot 140. Kay Nielsen (Prince Bismarck discovering the soldier), 1913. £15,000-20,000.
  • <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Leaves from<br>George Washington's Own Draft <br>of His first Inaugural Address. An Extraordinary Rarity!
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Declaration of Independence: Benjamin Tyler 1818 - First Print with Facsimile Signatures.
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Thomas Jefferson Signed Act of Contress Authorizing Alexander Hamilton to Complete Famous Portland Maine Lighthouse.
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Emanuel Leutze. Silk Flag Banner designed by Leutze, created by Tiffany & Co., and presented to Gen. John A. Dix, 1864.
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> The "greatest of early American maps … a masterpiece" (Corcoran). Thomas Holme.
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Lincoln Summons His Cabinet for a Historic Meeting to Discuss Compensated Emancipation.
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Albert Einstein. Autograph Letter Signed. Einstein Counsels His Son ... Meaning of Life.
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Normal Rockwell. Painting/Drawing Signed. Rockwell's "Barbeshop Quartet", 1936.
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Frederick Douglass. Autograph Letter Signed to unknown correspondent. Washington, D.C.
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Harry Truman. Autograph Manuscript Notebook for Kansas City Law School Night Class.
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Robert E. Lee. Autograph Letter Signed, June 11, 1782. Hours after the Battle of Culpeper Court House, Lee Escapes Again.
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> George Washington. Letter Signed, as Commander-in-Chief, Continental Army, to Elias Dayton, Headquarters, [Newburgh, N.Y.], June 11, 1782.

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1 #201406 Heritage Auctions Rare Books - Internet bidstart 1/30 February 6, 2014 February 7, 2014 323 282 87.31% USD 1.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 18,577.00 18,577.00
2 #20514 Dominic Winter Book Auctions British and Continental Old Master and Modern Prints February 5, 2014 February 7, 2014 110 74 67.27% GBP 1.56 26,350.00 38,470.00 47,510.00 54,462.13 88,773.28 114.63%
3 #1406b Bruun Rasmussen Modern and Contemporary Prints February 4, 2014 February 5, 2014 41 39 95.12% EUR 1.22 15,065.00 17,400.00 18,335.00 18,513.75 24,993.60 100.97%
4 #1406a Bruun Rasmussen Old Prints February 3, 2014 February 5, 2014 2 2 100.00% EUR 1.22 600.00 735.00 735.00 311.25 420.19 42.35%
5 #39986 Carlsen Gallery Winter Sale - Prints February 2, 2014 February 5, 2014 8 8 100.00% USD 1.0 2,500.00 5,800.00 5,800.00 5,836.25 5,836.25 100.62%
6 #121405 Heritage Auctions Comics -Internet bidstart 1/26 February 2, 2014 February 3, 2014 558 557 99.82% USD 1.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 98,331.81 98,331.81
7 #161405 Heritage Auctions Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 1/26 February 2, 2014 February 3, 2014 565 543 96.11% USD 1.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 37,832.84 37,832.84
8 #361 Cowans Auctions William F. "Buffalo" Bill January 31, 2014 February 5, 2014 196 186 94.90% USD 1.0 143,150.00 199,550.00 215,850.00 232,304.26 232,304.26 107.62%
9 #1200 Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers Books - Day 2 January 31, 2014 February 5, 2014 202 133 65.84% GBP 1.56 4,660.00 5,720.00 8,520.00 10,638.65 17,340.96 124.87%
10 #20629 Bloomsbury Auctions Collectors Sale - Ephemera January 30, 2014 February 1, 2014 6 6 100.00% GBP 1.56 1,400.00 1,810.00 1,810.00 2,197.00 3,625.05 121.38%
11 #201405 Heritage Auctions Rare Books - Internet bidstart 1/23 January 30, 2014 February 1, 2014 311 276 88.75% USD 1.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 18,169.25 18,169.25
12 #525 PBA Galleries Beats and the Counterculture with other Fine Literature - Part 2 January 30, 2014 February 3, 2014 387 219 56.59% USD 1.0 67,920.00 104,650.00 176,610.00 62,844.00 62,844.00 35.58%
13 #1199 Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers Books - Day 1 January 30, 2014 February 5, 2014 815 618 75.83% GBP 1.56 22,960.00 30,139.00 39,919.00 41,555.25 67,735.01 104.10%
14 #13730 Bloomsbury Auctions Interiors - Prints January 29, 2014 February 1, 2014 4 3 75.00% GBP 1.56 600.00 900.00 1,500.00 980.00 1,617.00 65.33%
15 #12914 Dominic Winter Book Auctions Printed Books, Maps and Historical Documents January 29, 2014 February 1, 2014 627 513 81.82% GBP 1.56 140,810.00 209,170.00 287,160.00 261,884.25 432,109.86 91.20%
16 #35 Kedem Auction Rare and Important Judaica January 29, 2014 February 5, 2014 66 49 74.24% USD 1.0 539,000.00 678,000.00 1,097,000.00 598,680.00 598,680.00 54.57%
17 #1193 Tooveys Prints January 29, 2014 February 4, 2014 41 33 80.49% GBP 1.56 1,635.00 2,575.00 3,305.00 3,374.00 5,499.62 102.09%
18 #14CN01 Doyle New York Prints January 29, 2014 February 1, 2014 14 14 100.00% USD 1.0 13,900.00 20,500.00 20,500.00 28,314.00 28,314.00 138.12%
19 #EX84 Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood Antiques and Collectables -Books and Prints January 28, 2014 February 4, 2014 25 20 80.00% GBP 1.56 0.00 0.00 0.00 808.80 1,318.34
20 #25519 Rossini Prints, Photographs January 28, 2014 February 4, 2014 188 108 57.45% EUR 1.22 8,330.00 12,040.00 21,000.00 12,277.38 16,574.53 58.46%
21 #789 Eldreds Books, Prints, Photographs January 25, 2014 February 1, 2014 41 37 90.24% USD 1.0 6,550.00 10,550.00 11,430.00 8,481.45 8,481.45 74.20%
22 #12414 Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers Books, Prints January 24, 2014 February 1, 2014 49 48 97.96% USD 1.0 7,940.00 13,485.00 13,885.00 17,679.87 17,679.87 127.33%
23 #23533 Vermot de Pas Books XXth, Documentation about Art XXth, Photographie XXth, Posters May 68 January 24, 2014 February 3, 2014 474 239 50.42% EUR 1.22 29,520.00 38,320.00 91,820.00 50,324.62 67,938.43 54.81%
24 #422 RR Auction Hollywood - bidstart 1/15 January 23, 2014 February 1, 2014 597 462 77.39% USD 1.0 247,300.00 381,400.00 598,600.00 392,672.40 392,672.40 65.60%
  • <b>Sotheby's NY May 25.</b> Thomas Lynch, Jr., Signer of the Declaration from South Carolina: Document signed in full ("Thomas Lynch Junr").
    <b>Sotheby's NY May 25.</b> Thomas Jefferson, letter signed as Secretary of State. ("TH: JEFFERSON").
    <b>Sotheby's NY May 25.</b> Thomas Jefferson, the first U.S. Naturalization Act, signed as Secretary of State.
    <b>Sotheby's NY May 25.</b> Miniature edition of the Emancipation Proclamation printed for distribution to Union troops.
    <b>Sotheby's NY May 25.</b> General George Meade’s statement on the victory at Gettysburg, printed on the battlefield. July 4, 1863.
    <b>Sotheby's NY May 25.</b> Abraham Lincoln, letter signed, seeking the counsel of Navy Secretary Welles on the appropriate response to the Fort Pillow Massacre.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 26: Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books.</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 26:</b> Isaak de Graaf, manuscript map of Java, ink & watercolor on vellum, 1743. $180,000 to $220,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 26:</b> Maria Sibylla Merian, <i>Histoire générale des insectes de Surinam</i>,<br>72 hand-colored plates, Paris, 1771. $60,000 to $90,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 26:</b> James Gillray, <i>The Plumb-pudding<br>in danger</i>, hand-colored etching, London, 1805. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 26: Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books.</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 26:</b> Visscher, Composite atlas with 73 maps in original hand-color in full, Amsterdam, after 1716.<br>$20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 26:</b> Mahmud Raif Efendi, <i>Cedid atlas tercümesi</i>, 25 hand-colored maps, Istanbul, 1803-1804.<br>$40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 26:</b> John James Audubon, <i>The Birds of America</i>, 7 volumes, 1839-44. $30,000 to $50,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 26: Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books.</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 26:</b><br>A.B. Frost, <i>Shooting Pictures</i>, 12 chromolithographs, New York, 1895. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 26:</b> John Senex, <i>A New General Atlas</i>,<br>33 engraved maps & town plans, London, 1721. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 26:</b> Elihu Barker & Mathew Carey, <i>A Map of Kentucky from Actual Survey</i>, Philadelphia, circa 1794.<br>$10,000 to $15,000.
  • Christie's London: SHAKESPEARE, William. <i>Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies</i>, Edited by John Heminger (D. 1630) and Henry Condell<br>(D. 1627). £800,000–£1,200,000
    Christie's London: SHAKESPEARE, William. <i>Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies. Published According to the True Orginal Copies.</i> The Second Impression. £180,000–£250,000
    Christie's London: SHAKESPEARE, William. <i>Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies. Published According to the True Orginal Copies. </i>The Third Impression. £300,000–£400,000.
    Christie's London: SHAKESPEARE, William. <i>Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies. Published According to the True Orginal Copies. </i> The Fourth Edition. £15,000–£20,000
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