PBA Galleries: Rare Books and Manuscripts, 635, San Francisco

Auction Details

Auction Report
Auction Date
02/11/2018 - 02/11/2018
Page Size: 222 items in 9 pages

Lot NumberAuthor NameBook TitlePlace PrintedYear PublishedEstimateActual Price
1Ackermann, R., publisher

Microcosm of London

London[1808-1810]USD 5,000.00 - 8,000.00USD 3,600.00
2Burroughs, John, John Muir, et al

Alaska. - Volumes 1 & 2 of the Harriman Alaska series

London1902USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00Not Sold

The Crowning of Nature (Coronatio Naturae) - illustrated manuscript

Early-to-mid 17th centuryUSD 100,000.00 - 150,000.00Not Sold

Original program from a dinner given in honor Alcoholics Anonymous co-founder Bill Wilson (aka "Bill W"), signed by Bill and his wife Lois

New York1967-10-07USD 1,500.00 - 2,000.00USD 900.00

Logoi toutoni ton rhetoron. Aischinou. Lysiou. Alkidamantos.../ Orationes horum rhetorum. Aeschinis. Lysiae. Alcidamantis...

Venice, Italy1513USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00Not Sold
6Alembert, Jean le Rond d'

Recherches sur differens points importans du systeme du monde

Paris1754-1756USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00USD 1,200.00
7Omar Khayyam

Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

London1973USD 1,500.00 - 2,000.00USD 2,400.00

Manuscript book of horoscopes with charts of over 200 European personages of note

Italy?17th centuryUSD 30,000.00 - 50,000.00Not Sold
9Barrow, John

Travels into the Interior of Southern Africa. In Which are Described the Character and the Condition of the Dutch Colonist of the Cape of Good Hope, and of the Several Tribes of Natives Beyond its Limits..

London1806USD 2,500.00 - 3,500.00Not Sold
10Berthoud, Ferdinand

De a Mesure du Temps, ou Supplement au Traite des Horloges Marines, et a l'Essai sur l'Horologie [bound with] Eclaircissemens sur l'Invention, la Theorie, la Construction, et les Epreubes des Nouvelles Machines Proposees en France, pour la Determination d

Paris1787 / 1773USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00Not Sold
11Bertrand, C.F.

Le Parfumeur Imperial, ou l'art de preparer les odeurs, essences, parfums, aromates, eaux de senteur, poudres, pommades, huiles, pates, lait virginal, cosmetiques, vinaigres de proprete, savons et savonnettes, pastilles odorantes, fumigations, bains aroma

Paris1809USD 1,500.00 - 2,000.00USD 900.00

Heptateuchus, Liber Job, et Angelium Nicodemi; Anglo-Saxonice. Historiae Judith Fragmentum; Dano-Saxonice

Oxoniae1698USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00USD 660.00

The Bible. Translated according to the Ebrew and Greeke, and conferred with the best translations in diuers languages...

London1583USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00Not Sold

The Gospel by Saint Iohn - from the 1574 folio edition of the Bishops' Bible

[London][1574]USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00USD 600.00

The Gospel by Saint Marke

[London][1572]USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00Not Sold

Leaf from the 1462 Fust and Schoeffer Bible printed on vellum

[Mainz][1462]USD 12,000.00 - 18,000.00Not Sold

Fifteen volumes from the Religious Tract Society in custom painted bindings, together creating a mosaic of Blake's "Good and Evil Angels"

LondonVarious datesUSD 2,500.00 - 3,500.00Not Sold
18Boydell, John and Josiah, publishers

An History of the Principal Rivers of Great Britain [An History of the River Thames]

London1794-1796USD 4,000.00 - 7,000.00USD 3,300.00

Elaborate lithographed membership certificate of D. Hoffman Burroughs in the Society of California Pioneers

San FranciscoSeptember 20, 1859USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00USD 1,800.00
20Carpue, Joseph Constantine

An Account of Two Successful Operations for Restoring a Lost Nose from the Integuments of the Forehead, in the Cases of Two Officers of His Majesty's Army: To Which are Prefixed, Historical and Physiological Remarks on the Nasal Operation, Including Descr

London1816USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00Not Sold
21Carpue, Joseph Constantine

A History of the High Operation for the Stone, by Incision Above the Pubis; With Observations on the Advantages Attending it and an Account of the Various Methods of Lithotomy, from the Earliest Periods to the Present Time.

London1819USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00Not Sold
22Carpue, Joseph Constantine

An Introduction to Electricity and Galvanism with Cases, shewing their Effects in the Cure of Diseases. To Which is Added, a Description of Mr. Cuthbertson's Plate Electrical Machine

London1803USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00Not Sold
23Chappe d'Auteroche, Jean

A voyage to California, to observe the transit of Venus. By Mons. Chappe d'Auteroche. With an historical description of the author's route through Mexico, and the natural history of that province. Also, a voyage to Newfoundland and Sallee, to make experim

London1778USD 1,500.00 - 2,000.00Not Sold
24Dorn, Frank

A Map and History of Peiping - with Explanatory Booklet (cover title)

Tienstsin-Peiping1936USD 2,500.00 - 3,500.00USD 1,920.00
25Connellan, Owen and Philip Mac Dermott

The Annals of Ireland, Translated from the Original Irish of the Four Masters.

Dublin1846USD 500.00 - 800.00USD 300.00
  • <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. March 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar. 22:</b> Jenner (Rev. George Charles). <i>The Evidence at Large...Respecting Dr Jenner's Discovery of Vaccine Inoculation,</i> presentation copy from Edward Jenner to Rev. Rowland Hill, 1805. £4,000 to £6,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar. 22:</b> Houdini (Harry).- Maggi (Girolamo). <i>De tintinnabulis liber postumus...de equuleo liber,</i> Harry Houdini's copy, Amsterdam, H. Wetstein, 1689. £600 to £800
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar. 22:</b> Meyer (Henry Leonard). Coloured Illustrations of British Birds, and their Eggs , 7 vol. in 2 plus Illustrations of British Birds, 4 vol., 1842-50 and [1835-51]. £5,000 to £7,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. March 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar. 22:</b> Dickens (Charles). <i>An Entirely New Romantic Drama, in Three Acts, by Mr. Wilkie Collins, called The Frozen Deep,</i> 1857. £3,000 to £4,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar. 22:</b> Lighthouses and Islands of Ireland, c. 125 drawings, 1867. £6,000 to £8,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar. 22:</b> Shelley (Lady Jane). Diary, 1853 & 1860. £1,500 to £2,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. March 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar. 22:</b> Scottish Binding.- The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments, bound in contemporary brown polished calf decorated with the figure of a Chinese spearman, by ?James Scott of Edinburgh, 1778. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar. 22:</b> Greene (Graham). <i>The Man Within,</i> first edition, signed by the author, 1929. £4,000 to £6,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar. 22:</b> Mellan (Claude, 1598-1688). The Holy Face, or the Veil of St Veronica, [c. 1649 and later]. £800 to £1,200
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. March 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar. 22:</b> Desaguliers (John Theophilus). <i>A Dissertation concerning Electricity,</i> W. Innys, and T. Longman, 1742. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar. 22:</b> Le Jeune (Paul). <i>Relation de se qui s'est passé en la Nouvelle France en l'anné 1636 enuoyée au R.Pere Provincial de la Compagnie de Iesus en la Province de France,</i> 1637. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar. 22:</b> Stumpf (Johann Rudolph). <i>Gemeiner loblicher Eydgnoschafft Stetten, Landen und Völckern Chronicwirdiger thaaten beschreibung, </i> Zurich, Froschauer, 1586. £3,000 to £4,000
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 22: Autographs</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 22:</b> George Washington, Letter Signed to General James Clinton, preparing for the Sullivan-Clinton Campaign, 1778. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 22:</b> Thomas Jefferson, Letter Signed, to Major-General Nathanael Greene, promising to send reinforcements against Cornwallis, 1781. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 22:</b> Thomas Edison, Autograph Letter Signed, to Western Union President William Orton, 1878. $10,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 22: Autographs</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 22:</b> William, Bishop of Coventry, vellum charter granting the church of Rochdale to the Cistercian Abbey of Stanlaw, in Latin, 1222. $3,500 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 22:</b> FDR, Photograph Signed & Inscribed, framed with wood removed from the White House roof, 1927. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 22:</b> Jean Dubuffet, archive including many letters written while painting in NYC, 1951-72. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 22: Autographs</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 22:</b> Mohandas K. Gandhi, Autograph Letter Signed, describing the source of his patience, 1939. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 22:</b> Lithograph portrait of Albert Einstein by Hermann Struck, signed by both, 1923. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 22:</b> Charles The Bold, Duke of Burgundy, Letter Signed to Johann IV of Nassau, in French, 1470. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 22: Autographs</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 22:</b> Jean Cocteau, Autograph Letter Signed, in French, 1919. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 22:</b> Louis Armstrong, two Autograph Letters Signed to Erich Kauffmann, his lip salve purveyor, 1965-70. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 22:</b> Wernher von Braun, Autograph Letter Signed to Jonathan Cross, 1975. $5,000 to $7,500.
  • <b>Bonhams: Fine Books and Manuscripts. March 9, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN. Autograph Manuscript sketch-leaf part of the score of the Scottish Songs, "Sunset" Op. 108 no 2. [Vienna, February 1818]. Inscribed by Alexander Wheelock Thayer. $80,000 to $120,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> Violin belonging to Albert Einstein, presented to him by Oscar H. Steger, 1933. $100,000 to $150,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> EINSTEIN, ALBERT. Autograph Letter Signed ("Papa") to his son Hans Albert, discussing his involvement with the atomic bomb, September 2, 1945. $100,000 to $150,000
    <b>Bonhams: Fine Books and Manuscripts. March 9, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> HAMILTON, ALEXANDER. Autograph Letter Signed, to Baron von Steuben, with extensive notes of Von Steuben's aide Benjamin Walker, June 12, 1780. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> NEWTON, ISAAC. Autograph Manuscript in Latin, being detailed instructions on making the philosopher's stone. 8 pp. 1790s. $200,000 to 300,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> 1869 Inauguration Bible of President Ulysses S. Grant. $80,000 to $120,000
  • <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>
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