• <b>Consignments now invited<br>History of Science & Technology<br>December 12th, 2017</b>
    NEWTON, ISAAC. <i>Opticks</i>. London, 1704. Presentation copy to Edmund Halley. Sold for $1,330,000
    Apple Computer Contract & Dissolution of Contract, signed by Jobs, Wozniak, & Wayne. Sold for $1,594,500
    DARWIN, CHARLES. Autograph Manuscript page from the manuscript of <i>On the Origin of Species</i>. Sold for $250,000
  • <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Cook in Tahiti. [Playbill]. [Germany, c.1840.] $3,000 - $5,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Roberts' Sketches in Egypt and Nubia. London, 1846-9. $20,000 - $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Breydenbach. Peregrinatio in terram sanctam. Mainz, 1486. $100,000 - $150,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Dürer. Underweysung der messung [and two more]. Nuremberg, 1525-8. $150,000 - $200,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Whitman. Autograph Manuscript [in] The Complete Writings. One of 32 sets. $8,000 - $12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Columbus. De Insulis nuper in mari Indico repertis. Basel, 1494. $700,000 - $1,000,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> The Dr. Hendon M. Harris Jr. Korean Atlas Collection. [Korea; c.1700 to c.1890.] $35,000 - $50,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Aa, Pieter van der. Naaukeurige versameling der gedenk-waardigste zee en land-reysen. Leyden, 1706-8. $8000 - $12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> Russian Kholod 5D67 HFL Rocket Engine. $25,000 - $40,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> Neil Armstrong Apollo Era Training Glove. $8,000 - $12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> Large Lunar Near Side Chart, Signed by 20th Century Surface Explorers. $20,000 - $25,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> Annotated Photo Album Detailing Alexander Graham Bell's Experiments with Tetrahedral Kites. $50,000 - $80,000
  • <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 27, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Cook (Captain James).- Webber (John) and Marie Catherina Prestel. Four views in the South Seas [bound with] <i>Atlas to accompany Captain James Cook's account of his voyages...</i> £4,000 to £6,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Knight (Joseph). <i>On the cultivation of the plants belonging to the natural order of Proteeae</i>, 1809. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> India & China.- Sonnerat (Pierre). <i>Voyage aux Indes Orientales et a la Chine, fait par ordre du roi, depuis 1774 jusqu'en 1781</i>. £20,000 to £30,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 27, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Mongolia.- Pallas (Peter Simon). <i>Sammlungen Historischer Nachrichten uber die Mongolischen Volkerschaften.</i> £15,000 to £20,000 
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> America.- Warre (Henry). <i>Sketches in North America</i>, 1848. £4,000 to £6,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Atlases.- <i>English Pilot (The). The Fourth Book. Describing The West-Indian Navigation, from Hudson's Bay to the River Amazones...</i> £4,000 to £6,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 27, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Greece.- Lear (Edward). <i>Views of the Seven Ionian Isles</i>, signed presentation copy from the author to Evelyn Baring, 1863. £3,000 to £4,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Lear (Edward).- [Gray (John Edward)]. <i>Gleanings from the Menagerie and Aviary at Knowsley Hall</i>, 1846. £7,000 to £10,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Flamsteed (John). <i>Historiae Coelestis</i>, first edition,1712. £20,000 to £30,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 27, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Flamsteed (John). <i>Atlas Coelestis</i>, 1781. £10,000 to £15,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Conjuring Posters.- The Steens, American Mystifiers: Originators of Silent Transmission. broadside poster, [probably 1890-1900]. £300 to £500
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Tyndale's Bible.- Bible, English. The newe Testament, Richard Jugge, 1552; sold not subject to return. £10,000 to £15,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 27, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Cook (Captain James).- Webber (John) and Marie Catherina Prestel. Four views in the South Seas [bound with] <i>Atlas to accompany Captain James Cook's account of his voyages to the Pacific Ocean in the years 1776-1780.</i>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Knight (Joseph). <i>On the cultivation of the plants belonging to the natural order of Proteeae</i>, 1809. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> India & China.- Sonnerat (Pierre). <i>Voyage aux Indes Orientales et a la Chine, fait par ordre du roi, depuis 1774 jusqu'en 1781</i>. £20,000 to £30,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 27, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Mongolia.- Pallas (Peter Simon). <i>Sammlungen Historischer Nachrichten uber die Mongolischen Volkerschaften.</i> £15,000 to £20,000 
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> America.- Warre (Henry). <i>Sketches in North America</i>, 1848. £4,000 to £6,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Atlases.- <i>English Pilot (The). The Fourth Book. Describing The West-Indian Navigation, from Hudson's Bay to the River Amazones...</i> £4,000 to £6,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 27, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Greece.- Lear (Edward). <i>Views of the Seven Ionian Isles</i>, signed presentation copy from the author to Evelyn Baring, 1863. £3,000 to £4,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Lear (Edward).- [Gray (John Edward)]. <i>Gleanings from the Menagerie and Aviary at Knowsley Hall</i>, 1846. £7,000 to £10,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Flamsteed (John). <i>Historiae Coelestis</i>, first edition,1712. £20,000 to £30,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 27, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Flamsteed (John). <i>Atlas Coelestis</i>, 1781. £10,000 to £15,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Conjuring Posters.- The Steens, American Mystifiers: Originators of Silent Transmission. broadside poster, [probably 1890-1900]. £300 to £500
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Tyndale's Bible.- Bible, English. The newe Testament, Richard Jugge, 1552; sold not subject to return. £10,000 to £15,000

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1 #2433 Swann Galleries Art, Press & Illustrated Books December 1, 2016 December 2, 2016 250 208 83.20% USD 1.0 326,200.00 475,700.00 569,400.00 469,374.00 469,374.00 82.43%
2 #12141 Christies Valuable Printed Books and Manuscripts December 1, 2016 December 2, 2016 165 118 71.52% GBP 1.23 1,468,200.00 2,197,900.00 4,983,600.00 2,620,875.00 3,276,093.75 52.59%
3 #602 PBA Galleries Fine Books with Children's Literature, Art and Illustrated December 1, 2016 December 2, 2016 502 366 72.91% USD 1.0 135,700.00 216,480.00 350,230.00 130,074.00 130,074.00 37.14%
4 #19214 Bloomsbury Auctions Autographs, Memorabilia and Vintage Posters December 1, 2016 December 2, 2016 711 480 67.51% GBP 1.23 201,010.00 289,530.00 467,200.00 281,598.00 351,997.50 60.27%
5 #809 Morton Subastas Books and Documents November 30, 2016 December 1, 2016 412 116 28.16% MXN 0.05 1,565,500.00 1,951,000.00 5,504,500.00 1,720,680.00 86,034.00 31.26%
6 #1465 Tooveys Prints and Illustrations November 30, 2016 December 1, 2016 11 7 63.64% GBP 1.23 2,080.00 3,170.00 3,970.00 2,140.00 2,675.00 53.90%
7 #23546 Bonhams Prints and Multiples November 30, 2016 December 1, 2016 308 195 63.31% GBP 1.23 191,000.00 271,800.00 423,700.00 327,300.00 409,125.00 77.25%
8 #12140 Christies Giancarlo Bettrame Library of Science Books, Part 2 November 30, 2016 December 1, 2016 368 227 61.68% GBP 1.23 461,100.00 696,800.00 1,123,800.00 945,880.00 1,182,350.00 84.17%
9 #L16406 Sothebys Music and Continental Books and Manuscripts November 29, 2016 December 1, 2016 222 147 66.22% GBP 1.23 4,223,200.00 5,510,000.00 6,473,700.00 5,914,317.00 7,392,896.25 91.36%
10 #112816 Dorotheum Autographs November 28, 2016 December 1, 2016 328 206 62.80% EUR 1.04 0.00 0.00 0.00 151,012.50 160,073.27
11 #1648 Bruun Rasmussen Prints November 28, 2016 December 1, 2016 56 45 80.36% EUR 1.04 14,660.00 16,310.00 25,570.00 13,938.75 14,775.16 54.51%
12 #121648 Heritage Auctions Comics - Internet bidstart 11/20 November 27, 2016 November 28, 2016 878 876 99.77% USD 1.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 232,008.22 232,008.22
13 #161648 Heritage Auctions Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 11/20 November 27, 2016 November 28, 2016 461 439 95.23% USD 1.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 34,695.01 34,695.01
14 #59 Romantic Agony Book and Print Auctions Antiquarian Books November 26, 2016 November 29, 2016 691 459 66.43% EUR 1.04 285,930.00 401,200.00 668,510.00 608,175.00 644,665.50 90.97%
15 #79175 Neret Minet and Tessier Comic Strips November 26, 2016 December 1, 2016 356 293 82.30% EUR 1.04 102,130.00 102,130.00 147,660.00 251,824.00 266,933.44 170.54%
16 #675 Auctionata Selected Works by Dieter Blum November 26, 2016 December 1, 2016 88 4 4.55% EUR 1.04 0.00 0.00 0.00 32,375.00 34,317.50
17 #113 Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH Prints and Photographs November 25, 2016 November 29, 2016 434 163 37.56% EUR 1.04 73,760.00 73,760.00 175,120.00 82,324.62 87,264.14 47.01%
18 #112516 Dirk Soulis Auctions Thanksgiving Weekend Sale - Prints November 25, 2016 December 1, 2016 13 13 100.00% USD 1.0 5,610.00 8,475.00 8,475.00 5,610.45 5,610.45 66.20%
19 #112416 Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers Fine Sale - Books November 24, 2016 November 29, 2016 104 79 75.96% GBP 1.23 19,570.00 24,950.00 32,940.00 32,907.60 40,805.42 99.90%
20 #108H Galerie Bassenge Art - Prints November 24, 2016 December 1, 2016 868 500 57.60% EUR 1.04 686,020.00 686,020.00 1,041,340.00 941,904.00 998,418.24 90.45%
21 #79838 Rossini Prints, etc. November 24, 2016 November 29, 2016 43 13 30.23% EUR 1.04 1,540.00 2,100.00 11,110.00 1,964.97 2,082.87 17.69%
22 #0192 Pandolfini OLD MASTER AND MODERN PRINTS AND DRAWINGS - OLD AND RARE BOOKS November 22, 2016 November 30, 2016 260 144 55.38% EUR 1.04 255,000.00 340,500.00 598,800.00 518,078.75 549,163.68 86.52%
23 #434b Ketterer Kunst Doerling Rare Books Day 2 November 22, 2016 November 28, 2016 1244 742 59.65% EUR 1.04 726,230.00 726,230.00 1,210,660.00 980,184.00 1,038,995.04 80.96%
24 #434a Ketterer Kunst Doerling Rare Books - Evening Sale November 21, 2016 November 28, 2016 127 107 84.25% EUR 1.04 508,050.00 508,050.00 613,700.00 788,040.00 835,322.40 128.41%
25 #112116 Grays Auctioneers The Chicago World's Fair, Columbian Exposition 1893 - Prints, Books November 21, 2016 December 1, 2016 50 41 82.00% USD 1.0 8,500.00 14,680.00 19,920.00 13,905.15 13,905.15 69.80%
26 #112016 Thomaston Place Auction Galleries Weekend Auction Day 3 - Fine Art & Antiques - books, prints, photographs November 20, 2016 November 28, 2016 75 55 73.33% USD 1.0 48,100.00 70,300.00 117,200.00 40,460.00 40,460.00 34.52%
27 #78093 OSENAT Empire at Fontainebleau November 19, 2016 November 29, 2016 233 166 71.24% EUR 1.04 242,000.00 324,250.00 491,900.00 557,800.00 591,268.00 113.40%
28 #111916 Thomaston Place Auction Galleries Auction Weekend Day 2 - Fine Art & Antiques - Books, documents November 19, 2016 November 28, 2016 42 20 47.62% USD 1.0 34,000.00 48,100.00 123,000.00 36,008.00 36,008.00 29.27%
29 #14b Christian Hesse Auktionen Rare Books - Day 2 November 19, 2016 November 29, 2016 730 469 64.25% EUR 1.04 212,230.00 306,700.00 524,090.00 453,848.15 481,079.07 86.60%
30 #111916 Alaska Auction Prints November 19, 2016 November 28, 2016 19 19 100.00% USD 1.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 753.25 753.25
31 #14a Christian Hesse Auktionen Rare Books - Day 1 November 18, 2016 November 29, 2016 321 277 86.29% EUR 1.04 94,228.00 142,340.00 157,110.00 226,070.25 239,634.52 143.89%
32 #111816 Thomaston Place Auction Galleries Auction Weekend Day 1 - Collector's Choice - Books, Prints November 18, 2016 November 28, 2016 29 17 58.62% USD 1.0 12,500.00 18,100.00 23,700.00 8,652.00 8,652.00 36.51%
33 #111816 Alaska Auction Prints November 18, 2016 November 28, 2016 4 2 50.00% USD 1.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 431.25 431.25
34 #111816 Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers Fine Prints and Photographs November 18, 2016 November 28, 2016 77 70 90.91% USD 1.0 80,800.00 131,600.00 152,000.00 103,380.00 103,380.00 68.01%
35 #283 Charlton Hall Fall Auction November 17, 2016 November 26, 2016 45 42 93.33% USD 1.0 15,550.00 26,550.00 28,050.00 22,800.00 22,800.00 81.28%
36 #88 Potomack Company Alexander Calder Works, From a Friend's Collection November 17, 2016 November 28, 2016 4 2 50.00% USD 1.0 21,000.00 33,000.00 636,000.00 25,145.00 25,145.00 3.95%
37 #1006 Forum Auctions Important Books, Western Manuscripts and Works on Paper - Day 2 November 16, 2016 November 28, 2016 158 145 91.77% GBP 1.23 70,200.00 100,250.00 145,650.00 114,537.50 143,172.05 78.64%
38 #1005 Forum Auctions Important Books, Western Manuscripts and Works on Paper - Day 1 November 15, 2016 November 28, 2016 133 98 73.68% GBP 1.23 418,600.00 623,500.00 836,250.00 549,087.50 686,359.44 65.66%
39 #41 JellyFishTree Collectible Books November 9, 2016 November 26, 2016 137 52 37.96% USD 1.0 5,457.00 6,954.00 23,912.00 4,498.00 4,498.00 18.81%
40 #11FA16 Rago Arts and Auctions 19th and 20th Century Art - Prints November 5, 2016 December 1, 2016 36 32 88.89% USD 1.0 73,700.00 108,500.00 125,000.00 123,937.50 123,937.50 99.15%
41 #11AWC16 Rago Arts and Auctions Adriana Williams Collection - Fine Art Prints November 5, 2016 December 1, 2016 11 8 72.73% USD 1.0 11,200.00 15,800.00 18,700.00 19,593.75 19,593.75 104.78%
42 #11PWC16 Rago Arts and Auctions Post War and Contemporary Art - Prints November 5, 2016 December 1, 2016 111 83 74.77% USD 1.0 228,900.00 339,400.00 503,100.00 342,625.00 342,625.00 68.10%
43 #110316 RJM Autographs and Antiques Distinguished Historical Documents, Letters November 3, 2016 November 30, 2016 160 19 11.88% USD 1.0 2,915.00 3,515.00 32,125.00 2,524.25 2,524.25 7.86%
44 #360 Aspire Auctions Fine Art - Prints, Online bistart 10/21 October 29, 2016 November 26, 2016 46 46 100.00% USD 1.0 8,050.00 15,350.00 15,350.00 7,824.40 7,824.40 50.97%
45 #102616 Purcell Auctioneers Books October 26, 2016 November 26, 2016 518 395 76.25% EUR 1.04 18,145.00 29,845.00 40,115.00 29,012.40 30,753.19 72.32%
  • <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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  • <b>Sotheby’s: The Library of John & Suzanne Bonham. 26 September in London. Viewing 22-25 September</b>
    Sotheby’s London, Sep. 26:</b> Churchill, Winston S. Two Typed Letters Signed, regarding the British North Greenland Expedition (1952-54). £3,000 to £4,000
    Sotheby’s London, Sep. 26:</b> Bernatz, Johann Martin. <i> Scenes in Ethiopia</i>. London: F.G. Moon, 1852. First edition. £6,000 to £8,000
    Sotheby’s London, Sep. 26:</b> Captain Lawrence Edward Grace Oates. Collection comprising (among other things): documents and pamphlets. £1,500 to £1,800
    <b>Sotheby’s: The Library of John & Suzanne Bonham. 26 September in London. Viewing 22-25 September</b>
    Sotheby’s London, Sep. 26:</b> Darwin, Charles, and Philip Parker King, and Robert FitzRoy. <i> Narrative of the Surveying Voyages of His Majesty's Ships Adventure and Beagle Between the Years 1826 and 1836…</i> £15,000 to £20,000
    Sotheby’s London, Sep. 26:</b> Spratt, Thomas A.B., and Edward Forbes. <i>Travels in Lycia, Milyas, and the Cibyratis</i>. London: John Van Voorst, 1847. £800 to £1,200
    Sotheby’s London, Sep. 26:</b> Richardson, John. <i>Arctic Searching Expedition: A Journal of a Boat-Voyage Through Rupert's Land and the Arctic Sea, In Search of Sir John Franklin</i>. £6,000 to £8,000
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Printed & Manuscript Americana</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Broadside proclaiming the end of the Revolutionary War, NH, 1783. $20,000 to $30,000. 
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Manuscript medical journal kept by physicians aboard Continental Navy vessels, 1777-88. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Manuscript notes on sermons heard at Boston's First Church & Old South Church, 1684-1703. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Printed & Manuscript Americana</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Missionary archive of Samuel W. and Gideon H. Pond, MN, 1833-93. $30,000 to $40,000. 
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Captain's journal of a mutinous whaling journey, South Pacific, 1839-46. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> <i>McClees' Gallery of Photographic Portraits ... of the Thirty-Fifth Congress</i>,Washington, 1859. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Printed & Manuscript Americana</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Juan de Ugarte, manuscript report on first 16 months of California missions, Mexico, 1699. $12,000 to $18,000
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Cyanotype albums depicting the construction of the Williamsburg Bridge, New York City, 1897-1903. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Unrecorded broadside from occupied New York, 1778. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Printed & Manuscript Americana</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> <i>The Honolulu Merchants' Looking-Glass</i>, first edition, San Francisco, 1862. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Honorius Philoponus, <i>Nova Typis Transacta Navigatio</i>, first edition, Linz, 1621. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> The Book of Mormon, first edition, Palmyra, NY, 1830. $10,000 to $15,000.
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