• <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>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>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
  • <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

Recent Reported Auction Results

Expand Table
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 #n09156 Sothebys John Lennon "You Might Well Arsk" June 4, 2014 June 5, 2014 89 89 100.00% USD 1.0 848,500.00 1,183,700.00 1,183,700.00 2,899,000.00 2,899,000.00 244.91%
2 #10649 Dorotheum Modern and Contemporary Prints June 4, 2014 June 5, 2014 249 136 54.62% EUR 1.22 198,700.00 198,700.00 419,600.00 25,090.79 34,374.50 5.98%
3 #2352 Swann Galleries Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Historical Prints, Ephemera June 3, 2014 June 5, 2014 388 329 84.79% USD 1.0 527,340.00 790,110.00 949,760.00 823,506.00 823,506.00 86.71%
4 #10645 Dorotheum Art Photography June 3, 2014 June 5, 2014 228 119 52.19% EUR 1.22 92,630.00 124,590.00 300,880.00 35,515.54 48,656.31 11.80%
5 #1423 Bruun Rasmussen Books and Manuscripts June 3, 2014 June 5, 2014 39 38 97.44% EUR 1.22 13,857.00 19,892.00 23,242.00 25,358.75 34,741.55 109.11%
6 #n09157 Sothebys Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including American June 3, 2014 June 5, 2014 176 111 63.07% USD 1.0 1,340,800.00 2,103,700.00 3,304,700.00 2,958,509.00 2,958,509.00 89.52%
7 #10644 Dorotheum Autographs June 2, 2014 June 2, 2014 289 209 72.32% EUR 1.22 87,830.00 87,830.00 202,430.00 210,625.00 288,556.48 104.05%
8 #27587 Autographes Encheres Autographs, Photographs and Historical Souvenirs - Internet bidstart 5/14 June 2, 2014 June 2, 2014 225 47 20.89% EUR 1.22 11,850.00 16,190.00 58,290.00 13,393.00 18,348.41 22.98%
9 #121422 Heritage Auctions Comics -Internet bidstart 5/25 June 1, 2014 June 2, 2014 487 463 95.07% USD 1.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 103,097.53 103,097.53
10 #161422 Heritage Auctions Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 5/25 June 1, 2014 June 2, 2014 474 453 95.57% USD 1.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 32,756.56 32,756.56
11 #103L Galerie Bassenge Modern Art Part II - Prints May 31, 2014 June 2, 2014 435 358 82.30% EUR 1.22 318,450.00 318,450.00 358,430.00 675,600.00 925,572.35 188.49%
12 #2730B Skinner Fine Books and Manuscripts May 31, 2014 June 2, 2014 405 318 78.52% USD 1.0 280,550.00 407,300.00 652,500.00 446,256.00 446,256.00 68.39%
13 #201422 Heritage Auctions Rare Books - Internet bidstart 5/22 May 29, 2014 May 31, 2014 499 420 84.17% USD 1.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 29,469.25 29,469.25
14 #6120 Heritage Auctions Automobilia May 29, 2014 May 31, 2014 128 90 70.31% USD 1.0 54,320.00 81,480.00 218,100.00 66,984.00 66,984.00 30.71%
15 #103G Galerie Bassenge 15th-18th Century Prints May 29, 2014 June 2, 2014 831 450 54.15% EUR 1.22 625,580.00 625,580.00 1,075,680.00 1,082,237.50 1,482,665.74 100.61%
16 #53 Alexander Autographs Abstract and Outsider Art - Prints May 28, 2014 May 31, 2014 16 12 75.00% USD 1.0 2,490.00 3,360.00 7,260.00 4,887.55 4,887.55 67.32%
17 #413 Ketterer Kunst Doerling Old Masters - Prints May 24, 2014 June 2, 2014 269 133 49.44% EUR 1.22 505,250.00 505,250.00 1,004,550.00 933,630.00 1,279,073.10 92.94%
18 #60g Bubb Kuyper Prints, Photographs, Maps and Ephemera May 23, 2014 June 2, 2014 1048 731 69.75% EUR 1.22 140,660.00 203,510.00 333,810.00 252,705.80 346,207.07 75.70%
19 #429 RR Auction Space and Aviation - Internet bidstart 5/15 May 22, 2014 June 2, 2014 375 259 69.07% USD 1.0 337,400.00 488,600.00 613,200.00 618,000.74 618,000.74 100.78%
20 #60e Bubb Kuyper Modern Art - Prints May 22, 2014 June 2, 2014 865 579 66.94% EUR 1.22 95,520.00 205,590.00 281,740.00 164,771.20 225,736.53 58.48%
21 #60f Bubb Kuyper Modern Art - Prints May 22, 2014 June 2, 2014 124 77 62.10% EUR 1.22 11,210.00 15,530.00 24,830.00 16,330.80 22,373.23 65.77%
22 #60c Bubb Kuyper Old and Rare Books, Manuscripts and Autographs May 21, 2014 June 2, 2014 1039 631 60.73% EUR 1.22 125,350.00 178,660.00 280,490.00 205,616.80 281,695.21 73.31%
23 #60d Bubb Kuyper Old and Rare Books May 21, 2014 June 2, 2014 622 390 62.70% EUR 1.22 113,410.00 167,500.00 253,870.00 188,455.20 258,183.70 74.23%
24 #27557 Ader Letters, Autographs and Manuscripts May 20, 2014 June 2, 2014 430 354 82.33% EUR 1.22 218,430.00 276,780.00 308,660.00 534,963.00 732,899.31 173.32%
25 #60a Bubb Kuyper Books and Ephemera May 20, 2014 June 2, 2014 1037 662 63.84% EUR 1.22 91,230.00 130,790.00 207,210.00 146,016.20 200,042.33 70.47%
26 #60b Bubb Kuyper Books and Autographs May 20, 2014 June 2, 2014 746 442 59.25% EUR 1.22 73,490.00 104,960.00 168,490.00 122,586.40 167,943.49 72.76%
27 #51314 Bolaffi Ambassador Auctions Antiquarian Books and Autographs May 13, 2014 June 2, 2014 762 563 73.88% EUR 1.22 330,750.00 330,750.00 645,355.00 737,985.00 1,011,040.15 114.35%
28 #19472 Neret Minet and Tessier Comic Strips April 28, 2014 June 2, 2014 371 331 89.22% EUR 1.22 44,320.00 44,320.00 54,490.00 45,447.24 62,262.73 83.40%
  • <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>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
  • <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.
Ask Questions