• <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.
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    <b>Arader Galleries Feb 28th:</b><br>Lot 19. John James Audubon. Grey Fox, Plate 21. Est. $20,000-22,000. Retail: $48,000
    <b>Arader Galleries Feb 28th:</b> Lot 51. American Bison (female), Plate 57. Est. $15,000-20,000. Retail: $47,500
    <b>Arader Galleries Feb 28th:</b><br>Lot 54. John James Audubon. Silver Fox, Plate 116, the hardest to find of Audubon's Quadruped. Est. $25,000-30,000. Retail: $45,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries Feb 28th:</b> Lot 58. John James Audubon. Ocelot, Plate 86, one of Audubon's four great cats. Est. $12,000-18,000. Retail: $45,000.
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    <b>Arader Galleries Feb 28th:</b> Lot 59. John James Audubon Jaguar, Plate 101, another of Audubon's four great cats. Est. $12,000-18,000.<br>Retail: $42,500.
    <b>Arader Galleries Feb 28th:</b> Lot 62. John James Audubon. Common Mouse, Plate 90, Audubon's Great Genre Scene. Est. $10,000-15,000.<br>Retail: $35,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries Feb 28th:</b> Lot 74. John James Audubon. Armadillo, Plate 146. Est. $7,000-10,000.<br>Retail: $17,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries Feb 28th:</b> Lot 86. John James Audubon. Grizzly Bear, Plate 131. Est. $8,000-10,000.<br>Retail: $18,000.
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    <b>Arader Galleries Feb 28th:</b> Lot 89. John James Audubon. Cougar (Female and Young), Plate 97. Est. $10,000-12,000. Retail: $25,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries Feb 28th:</b> Lot 95. John James Audubon. Common Deer, Plate 136, Audubon's Most Arresting Composition. Est. $20,000-30,000. Retail: $42,500.
    <b>Arader Galleries Feb 28th:</b> Lot 142. Karl Bodmer. Pehriska-Ruhpa, A Minatarre or Big-Bellied Indian. Est. $8,000-10,000. Retail: $22,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries Feb 28th:</b> Lot 144. Karl Bodmer. Bison-Dance of the Mandan Indians. Est. $10,000-12,000. Retail: $20,000.
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    <b>Arader Galleries Feb 28th:</b> Lot 145. Karl Bodmer. shi-chida and maschi karehde, Mandan indians. Est. $10,000-12,000. Retail: $25,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries Feb 28th:</b> Lot 156. Karl Bodmer. Fort Union on the Missouri. Est. $10,000-12,000.<br>Retail: $18,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries Feb 28th:</b> Lot 157. Karl Bodmer. Junction of the Yellowstone River with the Missouri. Est. $8,000-10,000. Retail: $18,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries Feb 28th:</b> Lot 159. Karl Bodmer. View of the rocky mountains. Est. $8,000-10,000. Retail: $18,000.
  • <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.

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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 #3499 Christies Forms in Color - Prints July 25, 2014 July 25, 2014 123 118 95.93% USD 1.0 588,300.00 878,800.00 891,300.00 1,307,377.00 1,307,377.00 146.68%
2 #181429 Heritage Auctions Lomasney Vintage Movie Art Posters Benefiting Lifebeat Monthly Internet Charity July 24, 2014 July 25, 2014 46 24 52.17% USD 1.0 9,600.00 14,400.00 27,600.00 2,845.00 2,845.00 10.31%
3 #36142 Bloomsbury Auctions Work on Paper July 24, 2014 July 25, 2014 23 10 43.48% GBP 1.56 13,150.00 18,600.00 53,900.00 78,207.00 132,951.90 145.10%
4 #201430 Heritage Auctions Rare Books - Internet bidstart 7/17 July 24, 2014 July 25, 2014 489 437 89.37% USD 1.0 80.00 120.00 120.00 24,642.00 24,642.00 20535.00%
5 #72314 Dominic Winter Book Auctions Printed Books, Maps and Documents July 23, 2014 July 25, 2014 597 458 76.72% GBP 1.56 106,840.00 156,770.00 218,510.00 206,221.15 350,576.31 94.38%
6 #413 Lyon and Turnbull Interiors: The Summer Sale - Prints July 22, 2014 July 24, 2014 19 6 31.58% GBP 1.56 2,600.00 3,800.00 12,050.00 3,764.00 6,436.44 31.24%
7 #121429 Heritage Auctions Comics -Internet bidstart 7/13 July 20, 2014 July 21, 2014 699 696 99.57% USD 1.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 136,815.83 136,815.83
8 #7098 Heritage Auctions Movie Posters July 19, 2014 July 21, 2014 1804 1202 66.63% USD 1.0 1,414,050.00 2,827,700.00 2,922,500.00 2,346,893.89 2,346,893.89 80.30%
9 #576 Heritage Auctions UNT Mayborn Benefit Auction - Books July 19, 2014 July 24, 2014 47 47 100.00% USD 1.0 1,925.00 5,700.00 5,700.00 9,474.00 9,474.00 166.21%
10 #2740B Skinner European Decorative Prints July 19, 2014 July 24, 2014 6 6 100.00% USD 1.0 2,650.00 3,900.00 3,900.00 2,953.00 2,953.00 75.72%
11 #71914 Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers Prints, Books July 19, 2014 July 24, 2014 43 42 97.67% USD 1.0 9,200.00 15,275.00 15,975.00 23,674.95 23,674.95 148.20%
12 #36119 Bloomsbury Auctions Antiquarian Books, Day 2 July 18, 2014 July 19, 2014 478 314 65.69% GBP 1.56 164,420.00 234,580.00 340,210.00 257,249.00 439,895.79 75.61%
13 #2739T Skinner Discovery - Online Auction - Prints Bidstart 7/10 July 18, 2014 July 19, 2014 51 40 78.43% USD 1.0 11,900.00 18,425.00 26,825.00 14,297.00 14,297.00 53.30%
14 #537 PBA Galleries Roycroft Press Collection - Fine Bindings - Illustrated & Children's Books July 17, 2014 July 19, 2014 518 376 72.59% USD 1.0 157,160.00 242,380.00 365,850.00 154,902.00 154,902.00 42.34%
15 #806 Eldreds Summer Market - Prints July 17, 2014 July 19, 2014 49 33 67.35% USD 1.0 5,080.00 8,075.00 15,445.00 5,255.10 5,255.10 34.02%
16 #36118 Bloomsbury Auctions Antiquarian Books July 17, 2014 July 19, 2014 418 324 77.51% GBP 1.56 153,740.00 217,210.00 356,510.00 270,902.00 463,242.42 75.99%
17 #2741M Skinner Discovery - Books and Prints July 17, 2014 July 19, 2014 60 53 88.33% USD 1.0 9,005.00 13,755.00 16,905.00 6,446.00 6,446.00 38.13%
18 #201429 Heritage Auctions Rare Books - Internet bidstart 7/10 July 17, 2014 July 19, 2014 499 387 77.56% USD 1.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 23,167.50 23,167.50
19 #1234 Tooveys Prints July 16, 2014 July 19, 2014 35 25 71.43% GBP 1.56 1,200.00 1,970.00 2,950.00 2,300.00 3,933.00 77.97%
20 #14FD04 Doyle New York At Home - Prints July 16, 2014 July 19, 2014 16 15 93.75% USD 1.0 3,650.00 6,050.00 6,450.00 5,419.00 5,419.00 84.02%
21 #1584 Christies Yates, Thompson and Bright: A Family of Bibliophiles July 16, 2014 July 19, 2014 372 311 83.60% GBP 1.56 2,250,900.00 3,430,400.00 3,640,000.00 5,015,983.00 8,577,330.93 137.80%
22 #39 Kedem Auction Objects: Judaica, Israeliana, Numismatics and Medals (Manuscripts, prints) July 16, 2014 July 24, 2014 53 25 47.17% USD 1.0 16,400.00 27,900.00 62,700.00 27,252.00 27,252.00 43.46%
23 #71614 Dominic Winter Book Auctions Old Master & Modern Prints, Japanese Prints July 16, 2014 July 19, 2014 140 91 65.00% GBP 1.56 20,160.00 30,040.00 47,620.00 31,153.65 53,272.76 65.42%
24 #L14404 Sothebys English Literature, History, Children's Books & Illustrations July 15, 2014 July 19, 2014 281 180 64.06% GBP 1.56 1,495,150.00 2,109,550.00 2,801,650.00 2,689,616.00 4,599,243.36 96.00%
25 #2864 Christies Prints and Multiples July 15, 2014 July 19, 2014 467 414 88.65% USD 1.0 1,421,300.00 2,030,159.00 2,276,859.00 2,529,385.00 2,529,385.00 111.09%
26 #21601 Bonhams Prints July 15, 2014 July 19, 2014 146 85 58.22% GBP 1.56 464,300.00 675,700.00 1,199,400.00 684,737.00 1,170,900.27 57.09%
27 #1497 Freemans Summer Estate Sale - Prints July 15, 2014 July 19, 2014 10 10 100.00% USD 1.0 2,130.00 3,190.00 3,190.00 1,464.00 1,464.00 45.89%
28 #L14415 Sothebys The Joseph Conrad Collection from the Library of the late Stanley J. Seeger – Part II July 15, 2014 July 19, 2014 196 98 50.00% GBP 1.56 230,800.00 336,300.00 506,550.00 414,729.00 709,186.59 81.87%
29 #345 Leslie Hindman Auctioneers Japanese Woodblock Prints July 14, 2014 July 19, 2014 100 86 86.00% USD 1.0 16,450.00 29,890.00 34,750.00 31,426.00 31,426.00 90.43%
30 #479 Winter Associates Antiques July 14, 2014 July 24, 2014 16 16 100.00% USD 1.0 1,975.00 4,100.00 4,100.00 2,961.25 2,961.25 72.23%
31 #71314 Clars Auction Gallery Books and Prints July 13, 2014 July 19, 2014 77 66 85.71% USD 1.0 42,650.00 64,650.00 72,950.00 45,547.25 45,547.25 62.44%
32 #71214 Blacksparrow Auction of the Apes July 12, 2014 July 24, 2014 43 6 13.95% USD 1.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,260.00 1,260.00
33 #86 Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH Rare Books, Prints and Photographs July 12, 2014 July 24, 2014 869 407 46.84% EUR 1.22 174,189.00 174,189.00 389,079.00 204,350.00 275,873.12 52.52%
34 #71214 Clars Auction Gallery Books and Prints July 12, 2014 July 19, 2014 152 131 86.18% USD 1.0 20,700.00 36,100.00 46,850.00 28,131.60 28,131.60 60.05%
35 #62914 National Book Auctions Books June 29, 2014 July 21, 2014 465 465 100.00% USD 1.0 126,280.00 216,600.00 216,600.00 63,420.63 63,421.37 29.28%
36 #60814 National Book Auctions Books, Art, Ephemera, and Collectibles June 8, 2014 July 21, 2014 411 411 100.00% USD 1.0 159,780.00 252,700.00 252,700.00 56,306.00 56,306.58 22.28%
37 #51814 National Book Auctions Books and Ephemera - Civil War, Am. West, Exploration, etc.by May 18, 2014 July 21, 2014 499 499 100.00% USD 1.0 49,150.00 116,850.00 116,850.00 53,703.38 53,704.19 45.96%
38 #30858 Blacksparrow Manuscripts February 15, 2014 July 21, 2014 75 7 9.33% USD 1.0 2,150.00 3,300.00 42,300.00 2,183.00 2,183.00 5.16%
39 #81513 Blacksparrow The Hollywood Collection - Photographs and Autographs August 15, 2013 July 21, 2014 246 10 4.07% USD 1.0 3,300.00 3,300.00 46,000.00 3,835.00 3,835.00 8.34%
  • <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, 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 under the Proclamation of 1754, 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, 2 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>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.
  • <b>Old World Auctions (Feb 4-18): </b><br>Lot 9. <i>Ortelius, Typus Orbis Terrarum</i>, 1598. Est. $7000-$9000
    <b>Old World Auctions (Feb 4-18): </b><br>Lot 11. Ritter, <i>[Sundial World Map]</i>, 1640. Est. $12000-$14000
    <b>Old World Auctions (Feb 4-18): </b><br>Lot 42. Doppelmayr/Homann, <i><br>[Lot of 6] Globi Coelestis in Tabulas Planas Redacti Pars I-VI</i>, 1730.<br>Est. $3500-$4500
    <b>Old World Auctions (Feb 4-18): </b><br>Lot 56. Yaggy, <i>Yaggy's Geographical Portfolio</i>, 1893. Est. $2000-$3000
    <b>Old World Auctions (Feb 4-18): </b><br>Lot 57. Waldseemuller/Fries, <i>E.<br>Tabula Terre Nova F.D.W.</i> Western Hemisphere, America, Atlantic Ocean, 1522. Est. $19500-$21000
    <b>Old World Auctions (Feb 4-18): </b><br>Lot 60. Jodocus Hondius/Joannes Jansson, <i>America Noviter Delineata</i>, 1632. Est. $10000-$12000
    <b>Old World Auctions (Feb 4-18): </b><br>Lot 198. John C. Russell, <i>Plan of the City of Washington, in the Territory of Columbia</i>, 1795. Est. $3000-$3750
    <b>Old World Auctions (Feb 4-18): </b><br>Lot 386. John Speed, <i>A New Mappe<br>of the Romane Empire</i>, 1626.<br>Est. $1800-$2100
    <b>Old World Auctions (Feb 4-18): </b><br>Lot 391. Blaeu, <i>Britannia Prout Divisa suit Temporibus Anglo-Saxonum</i>, 1645. Est. $3000-$4000
    <b>Old World Auctions (Feb 4-18): </b><br>Lot 598. Blaeu, <i>Asia Noviter Delineata</i>, 1631. Est. $4750-$6000
    <b>Old World Auctions (Feb 4-18): </b><br>Lot 754. Sanson, <i>L'Asie en Plusieurs Cartes Nouvelles</i>, 1658.<br>Est. $3500-$4250
    <b>Old World Auctions (Feb 4-18): </b><br>Lot 755. Ptolemy/Mercator, <i>Orbis Antiqui Tabulae Geographicae Secundum Cl. Ptolemaeum</i>, 1730.<br>Est. $5500-$6500
    <b>Old World Auctions (Feb 4-18): </b><br>Lot 761. <i>Colton, Colton's General Atlas Containing One Hundred and Seventy Steel Plate Maps and Plans</i>, 1857.<br>Est. $2500-$3250
    <b>Old World Auctions (Feb 4-18): </b><br>Lot 763. Everts, <i>The Official State Atlas of Kansas from Government Surveys</i>, 1887. Est. $4500-$6000
    <b>Old World Auctions (Feb 4-18): </b><br>Lot 765. U.S. War Department, <i>Atlas to Accompany the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies</i>, 1891. Est. $2400-$3000
    <b>Old World Auctions (Feb 4-18): </b><br>Lot 773. Carver, <i>Travels Through the Interior Parts of North America</i>, 1779. Est. $2000-$2300
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