• <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 #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: 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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