• <b>Bonhams 9 Feb 2015, San Francisco</b>
    <b>Bonhams 9 Feb 2015:</b> MIGUEL COSTANSO. 1741-1814. The suppressed report of the portala expidition. US$ 80,000-120,000.
    <b>Bonhams 9 Feb 2015:</b> FELIPE DE NEVE. 1724-1784. FIRST LAWS OF CALIFORNIA. US$ 120,000-180,000.
    <b>Bonhams 9 Feb 2015:</b> JAMES O. PATTIE. c.1804-c.1850. The Personal Narrative of James O. Pattie of Kentucky. US$ 30,000-50,000.
    <b>Bonhams 9 Feb 2015:</b><br>KARL BODMER. 1809-1893. Pehriska-Ruhpa, Moennitarri Warrior in the Costume of the Dog Danse.<br>US$ 20,000-30,000.
    <b>Bonhams 9 Feb 2015, San Francisco</b>
    <b>Bonhams 9 Feb 2015:</b><br>JOEL PALMER. 1810-1881. Journal of Travels over the Rocky Mountains to the Mouth of the Columbia River. US$ 15,000-25,000.
    <b>Bonhams 9 Feb 2015:</b><br>JOHANN AUGUSTUS SUTTER. 1803-1880. Letter Signed ("JA Sutter").<br>US$ 15,000-25,000.
    <b>Bonhams 9 Feb 2015:</b> J. ELY SHERWOOD. California: Her Wealth and Resources... US$ 15,000-25,000.
    <b>Bonhams 9 Feb 2015:</b> [JOHN LINVILLE HALL and GEORGE G. WEBSTER.] Journal of the Hartford Union Mining and Trading Company. US$ 15,000-25,000.
    <b>Bonhams 9 Feb 2015:</b> JAMES A. READ and DONALD F. READ, illustrators. Journey to the Gold Diggins. By Jeremiah Saddlebags. US$ 8,000-12,000.
    <b>Bonhams 9 Feb 2015:</b> WILLIAM BESCHKE. The Dreadful Sufferings and Thrilling Adventures of an Overland Party of Emigrants to California. US$ 15,000-25,000.
    <b>Bonhams 9 Feb 2015:</b> LORENZO D. ALDRICH. 1818/1819-1851. A Journal of the Overland Route to California! US$ 25,000-35,000.
    <b>Bonhams 9 Feb 2015:</b> JOHN WOODHOUSE AUDUBON. 1812-1862. Illustrated Notes of an Expedition Through Mexico and California. US$ 80,000-120,000.
  • <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.
  • <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>Cowan's Auctions: </b> American History: Timed Online Auction Bidding Starts March 5th.
    <b>Cowan's Auctions: </b> J.C. Buttre, Wartime-Published Leatherbound Portfolio of 50 Engravings. Est $1000-$1500. Starts Mar 5th.
    <b>Cowan's Auctions: </b> Kennedy For President Campaign Poster.<br>Est $50-$100. Starts Mar 5th.
    <b>Cowan's Auctions: </b> Albumen CDV of a Mexican couple in fancy clothing.<br>Est $100-$200. Starts Mar 5th.
    <b>Cowan's Auctions: </b> American History: Timed Online Auction Bidding Starts March 5th.
    <b>Cowan's Auctions: </b> Quarter Plate Daguerreotype and Enlarged<br>Painted Portrait of Same Gentleman. Est $200-$400. Starts Mar 5th.
    <b>Cowan's Auctions: </b> Real Photo Postcards of Helena, Montana, Plus.<br>Est $100-$200. Starts Mar 5th.
    <b>Cowan's Auctions: </b> [Japan] Lafcadio Hearn, Life, Letters and Musings.<br>Est $50-$100. Starts Mar 5th.
    <b>Cowan's Auctions: </b> American History: Timed Online Auction Bidding Starts March 5th.
    <b>Cowan's Auctions: </b> CDVs related to P.T. Barnum, Including Barnum, His Daughter, Tom Thumb, Com. Nutt.<br>Est $200-$300. Starts Mar 5th.
    <b>Cowan's Auctions: </b> Recipe Pamphlets from the 1960s. Est $20-$40. Bidding Starts Mar 5th.
    <b>Cowan's Auctions: </b> Image of the Sternwheeler Washington. Est $100-$150. Starts Mar 5th.
    <b>Cowan's Auctions: </b> American History: Timed Online Auction Bidding Starts March 5th.
    <b>Cowan's Auctions: </b> Civil War letters from Little Family of Farmersville, New York, 94th and 105th NY Infantry. Est $150-$250.<br>Starts Mar 5th.
    <b>Cowan's Auctions: </b> A Fine and Unusual American Prosthesis. Est $300-$500. Starts Mar 5th.
    <b>Cowan's Auctions: </b> Hamilton & Hoyt Stereoviews of Plains Indians and <i>Spirit Canon</i>. Est $300-$500. Starts Mar 5th.

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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 #2338 Swann Galleries Shadows Uplifted: African-American Fine Art - Prints February 13, 2014 February 14, 2014 23 15 65.22% USD 1.0 90,000.00 134,500.00 223,000.00 134,185.00 134,185.00 60.17%
2 #1510 Christies Post-War and Contemporary Art: Photographs February 13, 2014 February 14, 2014 6 5 83.33% GBP 1.56 630,000.00 860,000.00 1,160,000.00 900,500.00 1,494,830.00 77.63%
3 #36111 Bloomsbury Auctions Bibliophile February 13, 2014 February 14, 2014 611 503 82.32% GBP 1.56 92,545.00 131,190.00 162,690.00 170,993.00 283,848.38 105.10%
4 #35057 Aguttes Weapons and Hunting - Books and Prints February 12, 2014 February 13, 2014 20 14 70.00% EUR 1.22 1,110.00 1,590.00 4,690.00 1,677.00 2,280.72 35.76%
5 #36095 Bloomsbury Auctions Vintage and Collector's Posters February 12, 2014 February 14, 2014 145 107 73.79% GBP 1.56 32,790.00 51,490.00 70,090.00 49,784.00 82,641.44 71.03%
6 #36089 Bloomsbury Auctions Prints February 12, 2014 February 14, 2014 131 92 70.23% GBP 1.56 41,600.00 62,400.00 91,150.00 65,201.00 108,233.66 71.53%
7 #308 Doyle New York Prints February 11, 2014 February 13, 2014 28 27 96.43% USD 1.0 7,400.00 11,000.00 11,200.00 12,611.00 12,611.00 112.60%
8 #1407b Bruun Rasmussen Modern and Contemporary Prints February 11, 2014 February 13, 2014 88 70 79.55% EUR 1.22 29,195.00 30,820.00 40,460.00 28,852.50 39,528.06 71.31%
9 #21612 Bonhams Fine Books and Manuscripts February 10, 2014 February 12, 2014 171 149 87.13% USD 1.0 555,600.00 810,900.00 873,300.00 790,380.00 784,130.00 90.50%
10 #288 Leslie Hindman Auctioneers Prints February 10, 2014 February 13, 2014 11 6 54.55% USD 1.0 1,400.00 2,300.00 4,720.00 4,064.00 4,064.00 86.10%
11 #1407a Bruun Rasmussen Old Master Prints February 10, 2014 February 13, 2014 6 5 83.33% EUR 1.22 1,870.00 2,005.00 2,405.00 1,981.25 2,714.32 82.38%
12 #21611 Bonhams Prints February 9, 2014 February 12, 2014 29 24 82.76% USD 1.0 19,700.00 28,600.00 38,300.00 23,433.00 23,433.00 61.18%
13 #121406 Heritage Auctions Comics -Internet bidstart 2/2 February 9, 2014 February 12, 2014 696 696 100.00% USD 1.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 152,361.55 152,361.55
14 #161406 Heritage Auctions Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 2/2 February 9, 2014 February 12, 2014 535 503 94.02% USD 1.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 44,535.21 44,535.21
15 #526 PBA Galleries Rare Books and Manuscripts February 9, 2014 February 12, 2014 217 162 74.65% USD 1.0 224,750.00 346,350.00 708,950.00 199,146.00 199,146.00 28.09%
16 #20814 Neal Auction Company Africa map, globes February 8, 2014 February 12, 2014 2 1 50.00% USD 1.0 5,000.00 7,000.00 42,000.00 4,880.00 4,880.00 11.62%
17 #333 Aspire Auctions Prints - Internet bidstart 1/30 February 7, 2014 February 12, 2014 20 20 100.00% USD 1.0 5,300.00 8,200.00 8,200.00 3,294.75 3,294.75 40.18%
18 #2703B Skinner American and European Prints and Photography February 7, 2014 February 8, 2014 164 141 85.98% USD 1.0 184,700.00 269,050.00 328,450.00 257,915.00 257,915.00 78.52%
19 #25345 ALDE Books and Autographs February 7, 2014 February 12, 2014 305 173 56.72% EUR 1.22 75,670.00 100,430.00 156,730.00 138,616.40 189,904.46 88.44%
20 #25559 Autographes Encheres Autographs, Manuscripts, Ancient Books, Historical Memories, Photographs February 5, 2014 February 12, 2014 154 42 27.27% EUR 1.22 7,445.00 9,395.00 40,440.00 10,563.36 14,471.82 26.12%
21 #357b James D Julia Auctioneers Winter Antiques, Asian & Fine Art Auction February 5, 2014 February 12, 2014 54 47 87.04% USD 1.0 176,300.00 300,400.00 311,500.00 325,990.14 325,990.14 104.65%
22 #74 Grays Auctioneers Prints February 5, 2014 February 12, 2014 39 23 58.97% USD 1.0 5,080.00 8,360.00 11,090.00 5,780.00 5,780.00 52.12%
23 #357a James D Julia Auctioneers Antiques, Asian and Fine Arts: Prints February 4, 2014 February 12, 2014 78 64 82.05% USD 1.0 62,300.00 101,700.00 119,650.00 80,180.78 80,180.78 67.01%
24 #2702T Skinner Fine Prints and Photographs - Internet bidstart 2/3 February 3, 2014 February 13, 2014 120 98 81.67% USD 1.0 37,850.00 55,725.00 70,825.00 48,077.00 48,077.00 67.88%
25 #32 AntiquarianAuctions.com Rare Books - Internet bidstart 1/23 January 30, 2014 February 12, 2014 386 168 43.52% USD 1.0 43,580.00 50,960.00 116,469.00 41,861.00 41,861.00 35.94%
26 #47160 John McInnis Auctioneers The Legends Auction - Session III November 24, 2013 February 12, 2014 619 553 89.34% USD 1.0 142,575.00 279,700.00 302,100.00 83,599.25 83,599.25 27.67%
27 #47158 John McInnis Auctioneers The Legends Auction - Session II November 23, 2013 February 12, 2014 524 213 40.65% USD 1.0 164,295.00 317,590.00 629,140.00 166,479.75 166,479.75 26.46%
28 #47147 John McInnis Auctioneers The Legends Auction - Session I November 22, 2013 February 12, 2014 359 289 80.50% USD 1.0 241,625.00 478,350.00 610,850.00 334,414.25 334,414.25 54.75%
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries: Autographs, March 19th.</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 19: </b> Color photograph signed and inscribed by Ronald Reagan, "Mr. Gorbachev, Tear Down This Wall!" $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 19: </b> Autograph album containing over 50 items signed, or signed and inscribed, by 19-century American writers, artists, and others, 1831-86. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 19: </b> Egon Schiele, 5-page autograph letter signed, indignant at military interference in his art, October 1918. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries: Autographs, March 19th.</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 19: </b> Album assembled to benefit Civil War soldiers with over 150 autographs by politicians, generals, writers, artists and more, mostly 1864. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 19: </b> Albert Einstein, photograph dated and signed, "A. Einstein. 54," 1954. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 19: </b> Sigmund Freud, brief autograph letter signed, "Freud," Vienna, <br>January 1934. $3,500 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries: Autographs, March 19th.</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 19: </b> George Washington, document signed twice, on land granted<br>under the Proclamation of 1754, <br>January 1774. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 19: </b> Autograph letter to Roy O. Day from Richard Nixon signed "Dick," one of an archive of 28 letters, 1945-74. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 19: </b> Alexander Graham Bell, two autograph letters signed, on his attempt to extract the bullet from President Garfield, 1881. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 19: </b> Harry S. Truman, archive of 27 typed letters signed, "Harry," or in full, 1938-51. $5,000 to $7,500.
  • <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><br>St. Paul’s epistles, manuscript on vellum, illuminated by the Simon Master, c. 1150-75
    <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> Bible Historiale, illuminated manuscript in French on paper, Amiens, c. 1480-85
    <b>Dr. Jörn Günther Rare Books: </b> Miniature Book of Hours, illuminated by Simon Bening, Bruges, c. 1530-35
    <b>Dr. Jörn Günther Rare Books: </b> Saintly Pope, miniature on vellum, by Pacino da Bonaguida, Florence, c. 1310-15
    <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> Pliny, Historia naturalis, Treviso: Manzolus, 1479
    <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
  • <b>EXCEPTIONAL PRICES:</b> THE GUTENBERG BIBLE, MAINZ. Price realized: $5,390,000. Oct 1987, NY.
    <b>EXCEPTIONAL PRICES:</b> LEONARDO DA VINCI, Codex Hammer. Price realized: $30,802,500. Nov 1994 NY
    <b>EXCEPTIONAL PRICES:</b> THE FORBES COLLECTION, Price realized: $40,900,000. Mar 2002, New York.
    <b>EXCEPTIONAL PRICES:</b> ANDRE FRANQUIN, SPIROU ET FANTASIO. Price realized: €157,500. Apr 2014, Paris, France.
    <b>EXCEPTIONAL PRICES:</b> THE GREAT HOURS OF GALEAZZO MARIA SFORZA. Price realized: £1,217,250. Jul 2011, London.
    <b>EXCEPTIONAL PRICES:</b> MAHZOR, Festival Prayerbook, in Hebrew. Price realized: €1,857,000. May 2012, Paris France.
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