• <b>Potter & Potter Auctions: Fine Books & Manuscripts. July 28, 2018</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 372: Martin Luther King Jr. March for Freedom Now! Placard. Chicago, 1960. 28 x 22”. $3,000 to $6,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 567: Warhol, Andy. Tate Gallery Exhibition Booklet, Signed on the Cover by Warhol. Tate Gallery, 1971. $700 to $900
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 72: Mitchell, Margaret. <i>Gone With the Wind.</i> New York: The Macmillan Co., 1936. First edition, first issue. $4,000 to $5,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions: Fine Books & Manuscripts. July 28, 2018</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 468: Photo Archive Documenting the 1930s—50s Chicago Jazz and Night Club Scene. A significant collection. $2,000 to $4,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 143: Dr. Seuss. <i>Oh Say Can You Say.</i> 1979, First Edition, Signed. $200 to $300
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 285: [Maps] Thomas G. Bradford. <i>A Comprehensive Atlas, Geographical, Historical & Commercial.</i> Boston: William D. Ticknor, 1835. First Edition. $1,600 to $1,800
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions: Fine Books & Manuscripts. July 28, 2018</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 69: Herman Melville. <i>Moby Dick, or The Whale</i>. New York: Random House, 1930. First Kent Trade Edition. $400 to $600
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 295: John James Audoban. Group of 148 Lithographs from the Birds of America. Philadelphia: J.T. Bowen, ca. 1840s. $600 to $800
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 54: Langston Hughes. <i>One-Way Ticket.</i> New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1949. First edition. $300 to $500
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions: Fine Books & Manuscripts. July 28, 2018</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 7: Ray Bradbury. <i>The Martian Chronicles.</i> With a Wine Label Signed by Bradbury. Garden City: Doubleday, 1950. First edition $300 to $500
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 121. Frank L Baum. <i>The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.</i> Chicago: George M. Hill Co., 1899, 1900. First Edition. $4,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 369. [Declaration of Independence] Peter Force Engraving of the Declaration of Independence. One page; 29 x 26”. From the "American Archives" 1837-1853 series of books. $15,000 to $20,000
  • <b>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>The Tragedie of Julius Caesar.</i> London, 1623. 1st appearance in print, Complete from the First Folio. Sold for $175,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Ernst, Max. <i>Mr. Knife and Miss Fork</i>. Paris, 1932. DELUXE EDITION. Sold for $15,625
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Cage, John. Autograph musical leaf from his Concert for Piano and Orchestra, NY, 1958. Sold for $18,750
    <b>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Einstein, Albert. Signed Passport Photo for his US citizenship application. Bermuda, 1935. Sold for $17,500
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Verard, Antoine. Illuminated printed Book of Hours. Paris, 1507. Sold for $7,500
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Wetterkurzschlussel. German Weather Report Codebook - for Enigma use. Berlin, 1942. Sold for $225,000
    <b>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Morelos y Pavon, Jose Maria. Autograph letter signed to El Virrey Venegas, February 5, 1812. Sold for $6,250
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Milne, A.A. Complete set of <i>Winnie-the-Pooh</i> books. 4 volumes. All first issue points. London, 1924-1928. Sold for $5,250
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> A 48-star American Flag, battle worn flown at Guadalcanal and Peleliu, 1942-1944. Sold for $35,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Locke, John. Autograph Letter Signed mourning the death of his friend, William Molyneaux, 2 pp, October 27, 1698. Sold for $20,000
  • <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>Skinner: Early English Books<br>A Single Owner Sale. July 20, 2018</b>
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> Cranmer, Thomas (1489-1556). <i>Catechismus, That is to Say, a Shorte Instruction into Christian Religion...</i> London, 1548. First edition. $12,000 to $18,000
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> Donne, John (1572-1631). <i>Pseudo-Martyr.</i> London: Printed by W[illiam] Stansby for Walter Burre, 1610. First edition. $25,000 to $35,000
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> Fletcher, Giles (1549?-1611). <i>The Russe Common Wealth, or Maner of Gouernement by the Russe Emperour…</i> London, 1591. First edition. $15,000 to $25,000
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> Gabelkover, Oswald (1539-1616). <i>The Boock of Physicke.</i> Dordrecht: Isaack Caen, 1599. First edition. $12,000 to $15,000
    <b>Skinner: Early English Books<br>A Single Owner Sale. July 20, 2018</b>
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> Galileo, Galilei (1564-1642) trans. Thomas Salusbury (d. 1666). <i>Mathematical Collections and Translations the First Tome.</i> London, 1661. First edition of Galileo's works in English. $35,000 to $50,000
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> Higden, Ranulphus (d. 1364). <i>Polycronicon.</i> Translated by John Trevisa, with the 1357-1460 <i>Continuation</i> by William Caxton. Southwark, 1527. $15,000 to $25,000
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> Randolph, Bernard (b. 1643). <i>The Present State of the Morea, Called Anciently Peloponnesus…</i> London, 1689. [Bound with] <i>The Present State of the Islands of the Archipelago…</i> $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> <i>The Great Herball Newly Corrected.</i> London, 1539. Folio, ESTC lists three U.S. copies; the last copy offered at auction was incomplete and sold in 1949. $25,000 to $35,000
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ALDE: Selected Books from the 15th through 19th Century

Auction Reports

Auction Name Selected Books from the 15th through 19th Century Total Sales (EUR) 262,350.00
Auction Date 11/14/2017 - 11/14/2017 Low Estimate of Lots Sold (EUR) 185,150.00
Sale Number #25874 High Estimate of Lots Sold (EUR) 244,600.00
Total Lots 110
Sold Lots 60 Low Estimate of All Lots (EUR) 309,900.00
% of Lots Sold 54.55% High Estimate of All Lots (EUR) 408,200.00
Unsold Lots 50 Total Sales as a % of High Est. 64.27%

Top twenty-five by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
254 [LA CROIX (Emeric de)].

Le Nouveau Cynée, ou Discours d'Estat representant les occasions & moyens d'establir une paix genéralle, & la liberté du commerce par tout le monde.

1623 EUR 40,000.00 - 50,000.00 EUR 43,750.00
205 BELLIN (Jacques-Nicolas).

Le Neptune françois.

1753 EUR 20,000.00 - 30,000.00 EUR 27,500.00
282 POLITIEN (Ange).

Omnia opera, et alia quædam lectu digna.

1498 EUR 8,000.00 - 10,000.00 EUR 18,750.00
293 SCAINO DA SALÒ (Antonio).

Trattato del giuoco della palla.

1555 EUR 15,000.00 - 20,000.00 EUR 18,125.00
300 TREW (Christoph Jakob) et Benedict Christian VOGEL.

Plantæ selectæ quarum imagines ad exemplaria naturalia Londini in hortis curiosorum nutrita manu artificiosa doctaque …

1750-1771. EUR 12,000.00 - 15,000.00 EUR 15,000.00
255 LA FONTAINE (Jean de).

Fables choisies.

1678-1694. EUR 8,000.00 - 10,000.00 EUR 10,250.00
291 SANGRO (Raimondo di).

Supplica umiliata alla Santità di Benedetto XIV, in difesa e rischiaramento della sua Lettera apologetica sul proposito de’ Quipu de’ Peruani.

1753 EUR 4,000.00 - 5,000.00 EUR 9,750.00
303 VOLTAIRE.

Œuvres complètes.

1784-1789. EUR 5,000.00 - 6,000.00 EUR 7,750.00
275

[ORDONNANCES de Louis XIV promulguées entre 1664 et 1681].

1750-1751. EUR 5,000.00 - 6,000.00 EUR 6,250.00
270 MAUPERTUIS (Pierre-Louis Moreau de).

Discours sur la parallaxe de la lune, pour perfectionner la théorie de la lune et celle de la terre.

1741 EUR 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 EUR 5,000.00
264 [LOYOLA (Ignace de)].

Regulæ Societatis Jesu.

1582 EUR 1,000.00 - 1,200.00 EUR 4,750.00
295

STATUTS de l'Ordre de St Michel.

1725 EUR 1,500.00 - 2,000.00 EUR 4,500.00
261 LECHUGA (Cristóval).

Discurso en que trata del cargo de Maestro de Campo General, y de todo lo que de derecho le toca en el exército.

1603 EUR 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 EUR 4,125.00
201

BAIL des Fermes Royales-unies fait à Me Pierre Carlier le 19 aoust 1726, pour six années.

1728 EUR 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 EUR 3,750.00
228 [DUBOCAGE DE BLÉVILLE (Michel-Joseph)].

Mémoires sur le port, la navigation, et le commerce du Havre de Grâce ; et sur quelques singularités de l'histoire naturelle des environs.

1753 EUR 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 EUR 3,750.00
230

ÉTAT et menu général de la dépense ordinaire de Monsieur le Dauphin.

1754 EUR 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 EUR 3,750.00
263 [LONGUERUE (Louis Dufour de)].

Description historique et géographique de la France ancienne et moderne.

1722 EUR 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 EUR 3,750.00
273 NEANDER (Jean).

Tabacologia : hoc est tabaci, seu nicotianæ, descriptio medico-chirurgico-pharmaceutica.

1626 EUR 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 EUR 3,750.00
218 CERVANTES (Miguel de).

L’Ingénieux hidalgo Don Quichotte de la Manche.

1836-1837. EUR 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 EUR 3,500.00
259 LAPOSTOLLE (Alexandre).

Traité des parafoudres et des paragrêles en cordes de paille, précédé d'une météorologie électrique…

1820 EUR 1,500.00 - 2,000.00 EUR 3,125.00
211 BEVERLAND (Adriaan).

De stolatæ virginitatis jure.

1680 EUR 1,500.00 - 2,000.00 EUR 2,875.00
238 GHILIOSSI DI LEMIE (Giuseppe Ignazio).

Mûriers et vers-à-soie.

1812 EUR 1,000.00 - 1,200.00 EUR 2,750.00
210 BERTHOUD (Ferdinand).

L’Art de conduire et de régler les pendules et les montres.

1759 EUR 800.00 - 1,000.00 EUR 2,625.00
219 CERVIO (Vincenzo).

Il Trinciante.

1593 EUR 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 EUR 2,500.00
236 GAURET (Jacques).

Stile universel de toutes les cours et jurisdictions du royaume, pour l'instruction des matières criminelles, suivant l'ordonnance de Louis XIV du mois d'aoust 1670.

1679 EUR 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 EUR 2,500.00
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Luis de Lucena, <i>Arte de Ajedres,</i> first edition of the earliest extant manual on modern chess, Salamanca, circa 1496-97. Sold for $68,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Carte-de-visite album with 83 images of prominent African Americans & abolitionists, circa 1860s. Sold for $47,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Gustav Klimt, <i>Das Werk,</i> Vienna & Leipzig, 1918. Sold for $106,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Man Ray, <i>[London Transport] – Keeps London Going,</i> 1938. Sold for $149,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Thomas Jefferson, Letter Signed, to Major-General Nathanael Greene, promising reinforcements against Cornwallis, 1781. Sold for $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Nicolas de Fer, <i>L’Amerique Divisee Selon Letendue de ses Principales Parties,</i> Paris, 1713. Sold for $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Russell H. Tandy, <i>The Secret in the Old Attic,</i> watercolor, pencil & ink, 1944. Sold for $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Ernest Hemingway, <i>Three Stories & Ten Poems,</i> first edition of the author's first book, Paris, 1923. Sold for $23,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Walker Evans, <i>River Rouge Plant,</i> silver print, 1947. Sold for $57,500.
  • <b>Doyle, online only: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake" Johnson. July 13-24, 2018</b>
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Zane Grey, Inscribed photograph album depicting Grey and party at Catalina, fishing, and in Arizona. $700 to $1,000
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Eric Taverner, Salmon Fishing...London: Seeley, Service & Co., 1931. $600 to $900
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> The Gentleman Angler. $300 to $500
    <b>Doyle, online only: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake" Johnson. July 13-24, 2018</b>
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Ken Robinson, Flyfishers' Progress. [London: The Flyfishers' Club, 2000. $200 to $300
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> G. H. Lacy, North Punjab Fishing Club Angler's Handbook. Calcutta: Newman & Co., 1890. $300 to $500
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> J. Harrington Keene, Fly-Fishing and Fly-Making for Trout, etc. New York, 1887. $200 to $300
    <b>Doyle, online only: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake" Johnson. July 13-24, 2018</b>
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Arthur Macrate, The History of The Tuna Club, Avalon, Santa Catalina Island, California, 1948. $400 to $600
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Joseph D. Bates Jr. Streamer Fly Tying and Fishing. Harrisburg, PA: The Stackpole Company, 1966. $800 to $1,200
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Paul Schmookler and Ingrid V. Sils. Rare and Unusual Fly Tying Materials: A Natural History. $300 to $500
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Herbert Hoover, Fishing For Fun - And To Wash Your Soul. New York: Random House, 1963. $400 to $600
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