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  • <b>Results from Bonhams’ sale of <i>Fine Books & Manuscripts Featuring Exploration and Travel</i></b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Columbus. De Insulis nuper in mari Indico repertis. Basel, 1494. SOLD for $751,500
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Cook in Tahiti. [Playbill]. [Germany, c.1840.] SOLD for $6,250
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Aa, Pieter van der. Naaukeurige versameling der gedenk-waardigste zee en land-reysen. Leyden, 1706-8. SOLD for $35,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Dürer. Underweysung der messung [and two more]. Nuremberg, 1525-8. SOLD for $175,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Cortes, Hernan. A Pleito signed by Antonio de Mendoza in the case of Hernan Cortes. 1542. SOLD for $8750
    <b>Results from Bonhams’ <i>The Air and Space Sale</i></b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> Russian Kholod 5D67 HFL Rocket Engine. SOLD for $25,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> Neil Armstrong Apollo Era Training Glove. SOLD for $50,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> Full Scale Sputnik-1 EMC/EMI Lab Model. SOLD for $847,500
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> SOLRAD GREB Spy Satellite Engineering Dummy. SOLD for $10,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> Soviet LK-3 Lunar Lander Model. SOLD for $25,000
  • <b>Sotheby’s New York: The Magnificent Botanical Library of D. F. Allen. October 26, 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Oct. 26:</b> Redouté, Pierre Joseph, and Claude Antoine Thory. <i>Les Roses</I>. Paris: Firmin Didot, 1817–1824. Est. $225,000 to $325,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Oct. 26:</b> Trew, Jakob Christoph. <i>Hortus Nitidissimis Omnen Per Annum Superbiens Floribus</i>… Nuremberg: Johann Joseph Fleischmann, 1750 [–1786]. Est. $200,000 to $300,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Oct. 26:</b> Trew, Christoph Jakob, and Benedict Christian Vogel. <i>Plantæ Selectæ</i>…[Nuremberg:] 1750–1773; Supplement, [Augsburg:] 1790 [–1792]. Est. $200,000 to $300,000
    <b>Sotheby’s New York: The Magnificent Botanical Library of D. F. Allen. October 26, 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Oct. 26:</b> Jacquin, Nikolaus Joseph von. <i>Plantarum Rariorum Horti Caesarei Schönbrunnensis Descriptiones Et Icones.</i>Vienna; London; Leiden, 1797–1804. Est. $180,000 to $250,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Oct. 26:</b> Weinmann, Johann Wilhelm. <i>Phytanthoza Iconographia; Sive Conspectus Aliquot Millium, Tam Indigenarum Quam Exoticarum</i>… Regensburg, 1735–1737–1745. Est. $120,000 to $180,000
  • <b>19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy.</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Exodus 10:10 to 16:15. Complete Biblical scroll sheet in Hebrew, a Torah scroll panel. Middle East, ca. 10th or 11th century.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Copernicus Refuted. (Astronomy.). Scientific manuscript of a course of studies at Collège de la Trinité, Lyon. 1660s.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Israel’s War of Independence and the Early Days of the IDF. 58 photographs presented to Israel Ber, IDF officer and later convicted spy.
    <b>19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy.</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Early Unpublished Darwin letter on the races of man. Autograph Letter Signed [to Henry Denny]. Down, Kent, June 1, [1844].
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Classic Image of American Slavery. Kimball, M. H. <i>Emancipated Slaves</i>. New York: George Hanks, 1863.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> (Underground Railroad.) Scaggs, Isaac. Important Runaway Slave Poster: $500 Reward Ran away, or decoyed from the subscriber…

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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 #6115 Heritage Auctions Space May 14, 2014 May 15, 2014 345 320 92.75% USD 1.0 817,400.00 1,164,350.00 1,322,050.00 1,130,363.75 1,130,363.75 85.50%
2 #2350 Swann Galleries Contemporary Art - Prints May 13, 2014 May 15, 2014 293 248 84.64% USD 1.0 680,800.00 1,044,700.00 1,400,500.00 1,007,983.00 1,007,983.00 71.97%
3 #2495 Artcurial Books and Manuscripts May 13, 2014 May 15, 2014 451 247 54.77% EUR 1.22 863,700.00 1,164,350.00 1,553,320.00 1,563,792.00 2,142,395.04 100.67%
4 #2551 Artcurial Orientalism - Books May 13, 2014 May 15, 2014 2 2 100.00% EUR 1.22 1,300.00 1,900.00 1,900.00 12,350.00 16,919.50 650.00%
5 #1420b Bruun Rasmussen Modern and Contemporary Prints May 13, 2014 May 15, 2014 61 52 85.25% EUR 1.22 16,295.00 16,895.00 21,345.00 20,000.00 27,400.08 93.70%
6 #1420a Bruun Rasmussen Old Master Prints May 12, 2014 May 13, 2014 7 7 100.00% EUR 1.22 2,085.00 2,475.00 2,475.00 1,937.50 2,673.74 78.28%
7 #2365 Artcurial MIDDLE EAST & ISLAMIC ARTS-FOUR PRIVATE COLLECTIONS - Manuscripts May 12, 2014 May 13, 2014 86 56 65.12% EUR 1.22 118,200.00 152,700.00 284,700.00 295,880.00 408,314.40 103.93%
8 #161419 Heritage Auctions Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 5/4 May 11, 2014 May 12, 2014 459 435 94.77% USD 1.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 32,713.26 32,713.26
9 #121419 Heritage Auctions Comics -Internet bidstart 15/4 May 11, 2014 May 12, 2014 646 646 100.00% USD 1.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 162,392.25 162,392.25
10 #27223 Ferraton Antiquarian and Modern Books, Autographs, and Prints May 10, 2014 May 12, 2014 639 546 85.45% EUR 1.22 67,530.00 98,965.00 120,600.00 193,162.50 266,564.30 160.17%
11 #51014 Northeast Auctions Prints May 10, 2014 May 12, 2014 253 212 83.79% USD 1.0 172,525.00 265,725.00 300,475.00 275,970.00 275,970.00 91.84%
12 #63d Zisska and Schauer Books and Prints May 9, 2014 May 12, 2014 499 351 70.34% EUR 1.22 167,510.00 167,510.00 303,880.00 234,572.50 323,710.14 77.19%
13 #343 Cowans Auctions Modern Art and Design - Books and Prints May 9, 2014 May 12, 2014 67 37 55.22% USD 1.0 18,700.00 30,000.00 91,700.00 18,557.25 18,557.25 20.24%
14 #201419 Heritage Auctions Rare Books - Internet bidstart 5/1 May 8, 2014 May 10, 2014 444 405 91.22% USD 1.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 27,944.00 27,944.00
15 #532 PBA Galleries Historic Autographs & Manuscripts with Archival Materia May 8, 2014 May 10, 2014 405 236 58.27% USD 1.0 112,100.00 170,600.00 402,860.00 104,172.00 104,172.00 25.86%
16 #63b Zisska and Schauer Literature and Children's Books May 8, 2014 May 12, 2014 389 295 75.84% EUR 1.22 120,220.00 120,220.00 162,110.00 134,356.25 185,411.69 82.88%
17 #63c Zisska and Schauer Travel and Maps May 8, 2014 May 12, 2014 435 293 67.36% EUR 1.22 262,360.00 262,360.00 407,510.00 302,696.25 417,720.83 74.28%
18 #2349 Swann Galleries Art, Press & Illustrated Books May 7, 2014 May 10, 2014 307 274 89.25% USD 1.0 268,300.00 402,600.00 516,450.00 387,310.00 387,310.00 74.99%
19 #5165 Heritage Auctions Pin-up, Pulp, and Illustration Art May 7, 2014 May 10, 2014 657 601 91.48% USD 1.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,104,773.50 2,104,773.50
20 #L14780 Sothebys Photographs May 7, 2014 May 10, 2014 148 89 60.14% GBP 1.56 997,000.00 1,432,000.00 2,207,000.00 1,851,575.00 3,129,161.75 83.90%
21 #A169AS Koller Auctions Asian Art - Books May 7, 2014 May 12, 2014 4 3 75.00% CHF 1.01 5,500.00 7,400.00 19,400.00 8,100.00 9,153.00 41.75%
22 #63a Zisska and Schauer Antiquarian Books and Manuscripts May 7, 2014 May 12, 2014 625 432 69.12% EUR 1.22 373,660.00 373,660.00 603,550.00 420,771.25 580,664.34 69.72%
23 #407 Lyon and Turnbull Rare Books, Maps and Manuscripts May 7, 2014 May 10, 2014 365 314 86.03% GBP 1.56 132,700.00 186,970.00 246,870.00 282,836.00 477,992.84 114.57%
24 #69 Australian Book Auctions The Gallery Sale May 6, 2014 May 12, 2014 239 181 75.73% AUD 0.82 88,210.00 134,890.00 230,300.00 108,874.24 102,341.88 47.27%
25 #68 Australian Book Auctions The Military Sale May 5, 2014 May 12, 2014 461 289 62.69% AUD 0.82 92,090.00 148,730.00 236,800.00 159,453.80 149,886.56 67.34%
26 #357 Cowans Auctions Civil War Union Generals' Cartes de Visite April 30, 2014 May 10, 2014 536 531 99.07% USD 1.0 346,675.00 464,725.00 468,550.00 303,118.00 303,118.00 64.69%
27 #92 Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH Prints April 26, 2014 May 12, 2014 249 112 44.98% EUR 1.22 49,260.00 73,890.00 163,260.00 61,225.00 84,490.50 37.50%
28 #42514 Neal Auction Company Books, Prints April 25, 2014 May 12, 2014 82 57 69.51% USD 1.0 55,100.00 82,500.00 103,500.00 106,511.50 106,511.50 102.91%
29 #427 RR Auction Titanic Internet bidstart 4/17 April 24, 2014 May 12, 2014 211 109 51.66% USD 1.0 22,300.00 22,300.00 78,700.00 112,068.03 112,068.03 142.40%
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14: 19th & 20th Century Literature</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b><br><i>The Centenary Edition of the Works of Ian Fleming</i>, one of 26 lettered sets, 18 volumes, London, 2008. $25,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> William Faulkner, <i>The Marble Faun</i>, first edition, signed & inscribed to Dorothy Wilcox by Faulkner & Phil Stone, Boston, 1924. $18,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Maurice Sendak, <i>Where the Wild Things Are</i>, first edition, signed & inscribed to William Archibald, New York, 1963. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14: 19th & 20th Century Literature</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Anne Frank, <i>Het Achterhuis</i>, first edition, in first state jacket, Amsterdam, 1947. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Roald Dahl, <i>Charlie and the Chocolate Factory</i>, first edition, signed, New York, 1964. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b><br>Ray Bradbury, <i>Fahrenheit 451</i>, first limited edition bound in Johns-Manville Quinterra, New York, 1953. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14: 19th & 20th Century Literature</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Benjamin Graham, <i>The Intelligent Investor</i>, first edition, in original dust jacket, New York, 1949. $4,500 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Anna Sewell, <i>Black Beauty</i>, first edition, inscribed, London, 1877. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Arthur Conan Doyle, <i>A Study in Scarlet</i>, first American edition, Philadelphia, 1890. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14: 19th & 20th Century Literature</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> James Fenimore Cooper, <i>The Last of the Mohicans</i>, first edition, two volumes, Philadelphia, 1826. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Amelia Earhart, <i>20 hrs. 40 mins. Our Flight in Friendship</i>, limited first edition, signed, New York, 1928. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Philip K. Dick, <i>World of Chance</i>, first edition, signed, London, 1956. $3,000 to $4,000.
  • <b>Sotheby’s London: Fine Autograph Letters and Manuscripts from a Distinguished Private Collection. Part I: Music. 26 October 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s London Oct 26:</b> Beethoven, Ludwig van. Autograph Manuscript of the Canon "Ewig Dein" Woo 161, signed at the end ("...[Ewig] Dein...Freund Ludwig Van Beethowen"). Est. £120,000 to £150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London Oct 26:</b> Brahms, Johannes. Autograph Manuscript of the "Geistliches Wiegenlied", Op.91 No.2, for Contralto, Viola And Piano, the original version of 1864, signed and inscribed at the end by the composer. Est. £200,000 to £250,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London Oct 26:</b> Chopin, Frédéric. Autograph Manuscript of the Opening of the Étude Op.25 No.2, in A-Flat Major, signed and dated ("Paris Ce 28 Avril F. Chopin"). Est. £100,000 to £150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London: Fine Autograph Letters and Manuscripts from a Distinguished Private Collection. Part I: Music. 26 October 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s London Oct 26:</b> Haydn, Joseph. Autograph Letter Signed ("Jos Haydn[Paraph]"), to the Baden Choirmaster Anton Stoll, 30 July 1802. Est. £20,000 to £30,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London Oct 26:</b> Verdi, Giuseppe. Autograph Working Manuscript of a scene from Ernani. Est. £100,000 to £150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London Oct 26:</b> Verdi, Giuseppe. Highly Important Series of Thirty-Six Autograph Letters Signed to The Librettist Salvadore Cammarano, written between 1844 And 1851, the greater part unpublished and unrecorded. Est. £250,000 to £300,000
  • <b>Sotheby’s Paris: Books & Manuscripts. 30 October 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, Oct. 30:</b> MARCEL PROUST. Du côté de chez Swann. Grasset, 1913. First edition. One of 5 copies on Japan paper, inscribed by the author to Louis Brun. Est. €400,000 - 600,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, Oct. 30:</b> Saint-Exupéry. <i>25 Autograph Illustrated Letters to his Friend Charles Sallès</i>. Est. €30,000-50,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, Oct. 30:</b> French Revolution, 1793. Déclaration des droits de l’Homme. 2,55 x 1,30m. A monumental wallpaper poster of the 1793 version, with hand-colored highlights. Unique copy. Est. €100,000 - 150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, Oct. 30:</b> GIAMBATTISTA PIRANESI. <i>Vedute di Roma</i>, 1748-1775. 107 etchings. An exceptional copy, printed and bound before 1780. Est. €50,000 - 80,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, Oct. 30:</b> Picasso, Pablo -- Fernando de Rojas. LA CÉLESTINE. [PARIS, EDITIONS DE L'ATELIER CROMMELYNCK, 1971.] One of the 30 copies hors commerce (n° X). 66 original etchings by Picasso. Signed. Est. €30,000 - €35,000
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