• <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> A Rare 3-rotor German Enigma I Enciphering Machine. $70,000 to $90,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Important collection of correspondence between Werner Heisenberg and Bruno Rossi. $40,000 to $60,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Walt Whitman Autograph manuscript containing his thoughts on death. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> David Roberts. <i>Holy Land</i>. Six volumes. 1842-1849. First edition. $15,000 to $25,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Extensive collection of Ray Bradbury's primary works, most signed or inscribed. $15,000 to $20,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Peter Force. Declaration of Independence. $12,000 to $18,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Steinbeck. <i>Grapes of Wrath</i>. A fine copy of the first edition. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Lewis & Clark. <i>Travels to the Source of the Missouri River</i>... First English edition, extra-illustrated. 1814. $10,000 to 15,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Manuscript document signed by Nuno de Guzman relating to Hernan Cortes, 1528. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> “Nos los inquisidores..." The first book in English printed West of the Mississippi. [1787]. $5,000 to $8,000.
  • <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Charles Darwin on sexuality and the transmission of hereditary characteristics: Autograph Letter Signed to Lawson Tait. Down, 17 January [1877].
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> MILTON, JOHN. <i>Paradise Lost. A Poem written in ten books.</i> London: 1667. A very rare example with the contemporary binding untouched and with a 1667 title page.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Hamilton secures the ratification of the Constitution: <i>The Debates and Proceedings of the Convention of the State of New-York, assembled at Poughkeespsie, on the 17th June, 1788.</i>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> The social contract “Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains”: ROUSSEAU, JEAN-JACQUES. <i>Principes du Droit Politique [Du Contract Social]</i>. Amsterdam: Michel Rey, 1762
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> “The first English textbook on geometrical land-measurement and surveying”: BENESE, RICHARD. <i>This Boke Sheweth the Maner of Measurynge All Maner of Lande…</i>
  • <b>Case Antiques: Historic Winter Fine Art and Antiques Auction<br>January 27, 2018</b>
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 27:</b> <i>The Massachusetts Magazine: or Monthly Museum of Knowledge and Rational Entertainment,</i> 1789. Signed by George Washington. $28,000 to $32,000
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 27:</b> George Washington Signed Letter to John Marshall. $12,000 to $14,000
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 27:</b> Picasso Signed “Vallauris” 1952 Exhibition Poster. $6,000 to $8,000
    <b>Case Antiques: Historic Winter Fine Art and Antiques Auction<br>January 27, 2018</b>
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 27:</b> Military appointment commission document signed by both President Thomas Jefferson and Secretary of War Henry Dearborn, dated January 27, 1803. $2,400 to $2,800
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 27:</b> Doris Ulmann and Julia Peterkin. <i>Roll, Jordan, Roll.</i> New York, 1933, deluxe edition, preceding first edition of the same year. No. 74 of 350. $5,000 to $6,000
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 27:</b> John Marshall. <i>The Life of George Washington,</i> Philadelphia, 1832. Signed by author. $5,000 to $7,000
    <b>Case Antiques: Historic Winter Fine Art and Antiques Auction<br>January 27, 2018</b>
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 27:</b> Samuel L. Margolies (American, 1897-1974). Aquatint and etching, "Builders of Babylon," 1937. $4,000 to $4,500
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 27:</b> Two Robert E. Lee (1807-1870) signed documents as President of Washington College. $3,000 to $3,500
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 27:</b> William C. Harris. <i>The Fishes of North America That Are Captured on Hook and Line</i>, Vol I., New York, 1898. 40 chromolithograph plates. $2,000 to $2,500
    <b>Case Antiques: Historic Winter Fine Art and Antiques Auction<br>January 27, 2018</b>
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 27:</b> $100 "Date Back" bank note 1902 from the Clarksville National Bank, Clarksville, Tennessee, depicting the portrait of John Jay Knox, Jr. $1,400 to $1,800
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 27:</b> View of the University of Virginia, Charlottesville and Monticello, Taken from Lewis Mountain, drawn and lithographed by Edward Sachse. $800 to $1,000
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 27:</b> Large Civil War photograph mounted on card stock depicting Rossville Gap in Missionary Ridge. $400 to $450
  • <b>Potter & Potter Auctions: Fine Books & Manuscripts. January 27, 2018</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions Jan. 27:</b><br>Lot 39: Presidential Pardon Signed by John F. Kennedy. November 1962. $7,000 to $9,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions Jan. 27:</b><br>Lot 537: Marc Chagall. <i>Illustrations for the Bible</i>. Features 28 lithograph plates. First American edition, 1956. $2,000 to $3,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions Jan. 27:</b><br>Lot 252: Jack Kerouac. <i>On the Road</i>. 1957. First edition. $5,000 to $7,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions: Fine Books & Manuscripts. January 27, 2018</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions Jan. 27:</b><br>Lot 143: Arthur Rimbaud. <i>A Season in Hell</i>. With photogravures by Robert Mapplethorpe. The Limited Editions Club, 1986. $600 to $800
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions Jan. 27:</b><br>Lot 72: Group of 11 Harry Truman Signed Letters. Typed & signed by the former President. 1962-1970. $1,500 to $2,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions Jan. 27:</b><br>Lot 157: Arthur Conan Doyle. The Complete Works of Sherlock Holmes by The Limited Editions Club. 8 vols. 1950-52. $300 to $500
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions: Fine Books & Manuscripts. January 27, 2018</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions Jan. 27:</b><br>Lot 173: Jacob Lawrence. <i>The First Book of Moses, Called Genesis</i>. Illustrated with silkscreens by Lawrence. 1989. $2,000 to $3,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions Jan. 27:</b><br>Lot 239: William Faulkner. <i>Sartoris</i>. First edition. New York: Harcourt, Brace, & Company, 1929. $2,000 to $3,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions Jan. 27:</b><br>Lot 286: Walt Whitman. New Year’s Eve Postcard Signed, “Walt Whitman,” to the poet Gabriel Sarrazin. January, 1891. $4,000 to $6,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions: Fine Books & Manuscripts. January 27, 2018</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions Jan. 27:</b><br>Lot 351: Pair of European Fine Bindings. Including Gesanbuch (1831) & Naboznych Vylevov (1911). $200 to $300
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions Jan. 27:</b><br>Lot 423: August Luben. <i> Naturhistorischer Atlas der Saugethiere </i>. Includes complete set of 30 loose plates. Leipzig: 1858. $1,000 to $1,500
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions Jan. 27:</b><br>Lot 386: <i>Famous Monsters of Filmland No 1</i>. Art by Will Elder, text by Forrest Ackerman. Warren’s first monster magazine. Feb, 1958. $2,000 to $3,000

Chiswick Auctions: Books from the Library of Giancarlo Beltrame including Science, the Occult & Curiosa, 121417, London

Auction Details

Auction Report
Auction Date
12/14/2017 - 12/14/2017
Page Size: 249 items in 10 pages

Lot NumberAuthor NameBook TitlePlace PrintedYear PublishedEstimateActual Price
51[CEREDI, Guiseppe (c.1520-70)].

Tre Discorsi sopra il Modo d’ Alzar Acque da’ Luoghi Bassi

Parma1567GBP 100.00 - 150.00GBP 246.00
52COSTANTINI, Giuseppe-Antonio (1692-1772).

Il Vortice Aereo, volgarmente detto Scione, o Bisciabova, Spigne, e non Assorbe

Venice1761GBP 70.00 - 100.00GBP 258.30
53[CORTUSI, Giacomo Antonio (1513-1603)].

L’ Horto de I Semplici di Padova, Oue si vede Primieramente la forma di tutta la Pianta con le sue misure: & indi I suoi Partimenti distinti per Numeri in ciascuna Arella, Intagliato in Rame. Opera, che serue mirabilmente alla memoria de gli Studiosi

Venice1591GBP 300.00 - 500.00GBP 615.00
54CROCE, Giovanni Andrea della (c.1509-75).

Cirugia Universale e Perfetta. Di tutte le parti pertinenti all’ ottimo Chirurgo

Venice1583GBP 400.00 - 600.00GBP 246.00
55

CURIOSA – An original pen and ink drawing and a collection of 9 original pen, ink and watercolour studies of an increasingly amorous Sapphic couple, each with accompanying sketches in pen and ink and green wash, possibly by, or in the manner of, Albertare

c. 1930sGBP 200.00 - 300.00GBP 1,599.00
56[DAUGIS, Antoine Louis].

Traité sur la Magie, le Sortilege, les Possessions, Obsessions et Malefices, ou l’ on Démonstre la Verité & la Réalité; avec une Methode Sûre & Facile pour les Discerner, & les Reglemens contre les Devins, Sorciers, Magiciens, &c. Ouvrage très-utile aux E

Paris1732GBP 200.00 - 300.00GBP 116.85
57DAVINI, Giovanni Battista.

De potu vini calidi dissertatio … Editio secunda.

Mutinae ie. ?Modena1725GBP 100.00 - 150.00GBP 172.20
58DE ANGELI, Stefano (1623-97).

De infinitis spiralibus inversis; de infinitisque hyperbolis; ac alijs geometricis

Padua1667GBP 100.00 - 150.00GBP 393.60
59DE BORRE, Nicolas (d. 1670).

Apologia pro exorcistis, energumensis, maleficiatis, & ab incubis daemonibus molestatis, in quatuor partes divisa

Louvain1660GBP 200.00 - 300.00GBP 922.50
60DE CHERTABLON & Romeyn de HOOGHE (1645-1708).

La Maniere de se bien Preparer a la Mort par des Considerations sur la Cene, la Passion, & la Mort de Jesus Christ, Avec de tres-belles Estampes Emblematiques

Anvers1700GBP 200.00 - 300.00GBP 319.80
61DELLA PORTA, Giovanni Battista (1535-1615).

Della Celeste Fisonomia … Libri Sei. Nei Quali Ributtata la Vanita dell’ Astrologia Giudiciaria, si dà maniera di essattamente conoscere per via delle cause naturali tutto quello, che l’ aspetto, la presenza, & le fattezze de gl’ huomini possono sisicamen

Padua1616GBP 400.00 - 600.00GBP 565.80
62DELLA PORTA, Giovanni Battista (1535-1615).

La Fisonomia dell’ Huomo, et la Celeste … Libro sei. Tradotti di Latino in Volgare

Venice1652GBP 300.00 - 500.00GBP 442.80
63DELLON, Charles (1649-c.1710).

Relation de l’ Inquisition de Goa

Paris1688GBP 200.00 - 300.00GBP 172.20
64

Di Tom Pouce e di Alcuni Celebri Nani. Terza Edizione

Milan1852GBP 70.00 - 100.00GBP 123.00
65DONI, Anton Francesco (1513-74).

Dichiaratione del Doni, sopra il XIII. Cap. Dell’ Apocalisse: contro a gli Heretici, con modi non mai piu intesi da huomo Vivente: Che cosa sieno la Nave di San Pietro, la Chiesa Romana, il Concilio di Trento, la Destra della Nave, la Sinistra, la Rete, &

Venice1562GBP 200.00 - 300.00GBP 221.40
66DONI, Anton Francesco (1513-74).

 I Mondi

Venice1552GBP 300.00 - 500.00GBP 307.50
67

La Donzella Modenese o sia Raccolta di Quanto fu Pubblicato Intorno all’ Orribile Omicido di Maria Regina Pedena uccisa da Eleuterio Malagoli il 1. Luglio 1827

Venice1827GBP 200.00 - 300.00GBP 61.50
68[DULAC, H. –G.].

Le Glaive Vengeur de la République Française Une et Indivisible ou Galerie Révolutionnaire, Contenant les noms, prénoms, les lieux de naissance, l’ état, les ci-devant qualités, l’ âge, les crimes et les dernières paroles de tous les grands conspiratuers

Paris1793GBP 200.00 - 300.00GBP 86.10
69[DU LAURENS, Henry-Joseph (1719-97)].

Le Compere Mathieu ou Les Bigarrures de l’ Esprit Humain

London1766GBP 150.00 - 200.00Not Sold
70FAVRE, Jean Baptiste Castor, Abbé de (1727-83).

Les Quatre Heures de la Toilette des Dames, Poème Erotique en Quatre Chants

Paris & Geneva1780GBP 200.00 - 300.00GBP 147.60
71FINE, Oronce (1494-1555).

De solaribus horologiis, & quadrantibus, libri quatuor. Sequens pagina summa librorum capita tibi expediet

Paris1560GBP 200.00 - 300.00GBP 861.00
72FISIOFILO, Gioanni (pseudonym, probably of Carlo Giuseppe Guglielmo BOTTA (1766-1837)).

La Monacologia ossia Descrizione Metodica de’ Frati … dalla Latina nell’ Atliana Favella Recata da C.B. Eridania Anno IX. Dai Tipi Filantropici, [n.d. but 1782 or later]. 8vo (200 x 125mm). Woodcut devices on titles, parallel text in Latin and Italian, 6

GBP 70.00 - 100.00GBP 184.50
73FLITTNER, Johann (1618-78, translator).

Nebulo nebulonum, hoc est, jocoseria nequitiae censura; qua hominum scelestorum doli, fraudes, fallaciae, & mores versuti vivis coloribus depinguntur … Annis abhinc centum censore Murnero rhythmis Germanicis edita

Frankfurt1663GBP 300.00 - 500.00Not Sold
74FONTANA, Felice (1730-1805).

Descrizione, e usi di Alcuni Stromenti per Misurare la Salubrita’ dell’ Aria

Florence1775GBP 70.00 - 100.00GBP 332.10
75FORE-EDGE PAINTING – Alfred John CHURCH (1829-1912).

Stories of the East from Herodotus

London1881GBP 300.00 - 500.00GBP 492.00
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 15:</b> Icons & Images: Photographs & Photobooks
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 1:</b> Vintage Posters Featuring Highlights from the Gail Chisholm Collection
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 8:</b> Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 13:</b> 19th & 20th Century Prints & Drawings
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 22:</b> Autographs
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 29:</b> Printed & Manuscript African Americana
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Apr 12:</b> Printed & Manuscript Americana
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Apr 26:</b> Fine Illustrated Books & Graphics
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 3:</b> Graphic Design
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 15:</b> 19th & 20th Century Literature
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Jun 7:</b><br>Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Jun 21:</b> Revolutionary & Presidential Americana from the Collection of William Wheeler III
  • <b>Arader Galleries Auction<br>January 27, 2018</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 27:</b> Snowy Heron, Plate 242. John James Audubon (1785-1851). First Edition Engravings with Original Hand Color. London: Robert Havell, 1827-1838.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 27:</b> Great Blue Heron, Plate 211. John James Audubon (1785-1851). First Edition Engravings with Original Hand Color. London: Robert Havell, 1827-1838.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 27:</b> The Clouded Leopard. Charles Robert Knight (1874-1953). Oil on canvas.
    <b>Arader Galleries Auction<br>January 27, 2018</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 27:</b> A Bouquet of Daffodils and Other Flowers with a Butterfly on the Stem. Pierre-Joseph Redouté (1759-1840). Black Chalk, Watercolor And Gum Arabic On Vellum.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 27:</b> CELLARIUS, Andreas (ca 1596-1665). <i>Harmonia macrocosmica seu atlas universalis et Novus</i>. Amsterdam: Pieter Schenk and Gerald Valk, 1708.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 27:</b> HOMANN, Johann Baptist (1663-1724). <i>Grosser Atlas über die gantze Welt</i>. Nuremburg: J.H.G. Bieling for the heirs of Homann, 1737.
    <b>Arader Galleries Auction<br>January 27, 2018</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 27:</b> LEVAILLANT, Francois (1753-1824). <i>Histoire naturelle des perroquets</i>. Paris: Levrault frères (later Levrault, Schoell & Co.), 1801-1805.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 27:</b> FUCHS, Leonhard (1501-1566). <i>De historia stirpium commentarii insignes. adiectis earundem vivis plusquam quingentis imaginibus</i>… Basel: Michel Isingrin, 1542.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 27:</b> Original Manuscript Map "Plano De Una Parte De La Provincia De La Luisiana..." AN EXCEPTIONALLY FINE AND HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT MAP SHOWING THE ORIGINS OF THE STATE OF TEXAS AT THE TURN OF THE 19TH CENTURY.
    <b>Arader Galleries Auction<br>January 27, 2018</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 27:</b> J. De Cordova's Map of the State of Texas Compiled from the records of the General Land Office of the State by Robert Creuzbaur, Houston. Hand-colored lithograph. New York: J. Atwood, 1850.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 27:</b> Texas. David Burr (1803-1875). Engraved Map with original hand color in full. New York: J. H. Colton & Co., 1834. Second Edition.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 27:</b> Map of Texas with Parts of Adjoining States Compiled by Stephen F. Austin. Engraved Map with original hand color. Philadelphia, 1830. First Edition.
  • <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books and Works on Paper. January 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 25:</b> <i>Verve: Revue Artistique et Littéraire/An Artistic and Literary Quarterly,</i> nos.1-38 in 26 vol [a complete set], numerous colour lithographs by Picasso, Chagall, Matisse & others. £8,000 to £12,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 25:</b> Wesley (John, Church of England clergyman and a founder of Methodism, 1703-91). Autograph Letter signed to Rev. John Bredin, 1782. £8,000 to £12,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 25:</b> Austen (Jane). Brock (Charles Edward). A group of seventeen ink and watercolour drawings for Dent's edition of Jane Austen's <i>Sense and Sensibility,</i> 1908. £6,000 to £8,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books and Works on Paper. January 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 25:</b> Tibullus (Albius) and Gaius Valerius Catullus. <i>Elegiae, sive Carmina,</i> Venice, Andreas de Paltasichis, 1487. £5,000 to £7,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 25:</b> Doves Press. English Bible (The), 5 vol., one of 500 copies, signed and inscribed by Laurence Hodson, Doves Press, 1903. £5,000 to £7,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 25:</b> Africa. Smith (Andrew). <i>Illustrations of the Zoology of South Africa,</i> 5 vol., first edition, original cloth, [1838-50]. £4,000 to £6,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books and Works on Paper. January 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 25:</b> Longitude. <i>An Act for providing a Publick Reward for such Person or Persons as shall Discover the Longitude at Sea,</i> first edition of this highly important act, John Baskett, 1714. £3,000 to £5,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 25:</b> Shirley (James). <i>Six new playes, viz. The Brothers. Sisters. Doubtfull Heir. Imposture. Cardinall. Court secret,</i> first edition, 1653. £3,000 to £4,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 25:</b> Heaney (Seamus). <i>Ugolino,</i> number 77 of 125 copies, Dublin, Dolmen Press, 1979. £3,000 to £4,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books and Works on Paper. January 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 25:</b> Lasinio (Carlo, 1759-1838). <i>[Ritratti Originali de Pittori Esistenti Nella Reale Galleria de Firenze],</i> 99 engravings, circa 1791-96. £1,800 to £2,200
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 25:</b> Japan. Kusakabe Kimbei. Photograph Album, 50 hand-coloured albumen prints, oblong folio, [c.1890-1900]. £1,500 to £2,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 25:</b> Polar. Expedition in search of Sir John Franklin. Arctic Expedition in search of Sir John Franklin, printed flyer, 1852. £1,000 to £1,500
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