• <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
  • <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
  • <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>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
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PBA Galleries: The Richard E. Bateman Collection on Celestial Mechanics with Rare Books & Manuscripts from various consignors

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Auction Name The Richard E. Bateman Collection on Celestial Mechanics with Rare Books & Manuscripts from various consignors Total Sales (USD) 173,574.00
Auction Date 11/30/2017 - 11/30/2017 Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 163,910.00
Sale Number #630 High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 253,300.00
Total Lots 353
Sold Lots 200 Low Estimate of All Lots (USD) 411,310.00
% of Lots Sold 56.66% High Estimate of All Lots (USD) 628,700.00
Unsold Lots 153 Total Sales as a % of High Est. 27.61%

Top twenty-five by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
71 Newton, Isaac

Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica

1726 USD 7,500.00 - 10,000.00 USD 22,800.00
321 Wollstonecraft, Mary

A Vindication of the Rights of Woman: With Strictures on Political and Moral Subjects

1792 USD 6,000.00 - 9,000.00 USD 9,600.00
191 Esquemeling, John [Alexadre Olivier]

Bucaniers of America: Or, A True Account of the Most remarkable Assaults Committed of Late Years Upon the Coasts of the West Indies, by the Bucaniers of Jamaica and Tortuga, Both English and French

1684-1685 USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00 USD 6,000.00
284 Noceda, Juan de & Pedro de San Lucar

Vocabulario de la Lengua Tagala, Trabaxado por Varios Sujetos

1754 USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 5,100.00
52 Lagrange, Joseph Louis

Méchanique Analitique; par M. de La Grange, de l'Académie des Sciences de Paris

1788 USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00 USD 4,800.00
179 Carroll, Lewis

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

1969 USD 5,000.00 - 8,000.00 USD 4,800.00
312 Fitzgerald, Edward, translator

Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam: The Astronomer-poet of Persia

1884 USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 4,800.00
297 [Seabury, Samuel]

The Psalter or Psalms of David, Pointed as They are to be Sung or Said in Churches. With the Order for Morning and Evening Prayer Daily Throughout the Year.

1795 USD 2,500.00 - 3,500.00 USD 4,200.00
16 Clairaut, Alexis Claude

Piece qui a remporté le prix de l'Academie imperiale des sciences de St. Petersbourg proposé en M. DCCL. Sur la question si toutes les inegalités, qu' on a observées dans le mouvement de la lune, s'accordent avec la theorie Newtonienne...

1752 USD 2,500.00 - 3,500.00 USD 3,900.00
59 Laplace, Pierre Simon

Mécanique Céleste. By the Marquis de La Place. Translated, with a Commentary, by Nathaniel Bowditch, LL.D.

1829-1839 USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 3,600.00
136 Ackermann, Rudolph, publisher

Historical Sketch of Moscow: Illustrated by Twelve Views of Different Parts of that Imperial City, the Kremlin, &c.

1813 USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 3,600.00
183 Dickens, Charles

Oliver Twist; or, The Parish Boy's Progress. By "Boz"

1838 USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 3,300.00
251 Sanchez de Castro, Jospeh Geronymo

Vida de la V. M. Sor Antonia de la Madre de Dios... Fundadora en el Convento de Santa Monica de la Puebla de los Angeles.

1747 USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 3,300.00
282 Encina, Francisco

Arte de la Lengua Zebuana [caption title]

[1804] USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 USD 3,300.00
30 Euler, Leonhard

Theoria Motuum planetarum et cometarum. Continens methodum facilem ex aliquot observationibus orbitas cum planetarum tum cometarum determinandi...

1744 USD 5,000.00 - 8,000.00 USD 3,000.00
33 Gauss, Carl Friedrich

Theoria motus corporum coelestium in sectionibus conicis solem ambientium

1809 USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 3,000.00
29 Euler, Leonhard

Theoria Motuum Lunae, nova methodo pertractata una cum Tabulis Astronomicis, unde ad quodvis tempus Loca Lunae expedite computari possunt...

1772 USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 2,700.00
213 Hobhouse, John Cam

A Journey through Albania and other Provinces of Turkey in Europe and Asia, to Constantinople, during the Years 1809 and 1810

1813 USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 2,700.00
269 Neruda, Pablo

Paesando Con Laforgue - original typed poem, signed

1973 USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 2,700.00
260 Milne, A.A.

Winnie-the-Pooh

[1926] USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 USD 2,160.00
41 Halley, Edmond

Edmundi Halleii astronomi dum viveret regii Tabulæ astronomicæ

1749 USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 USD 2,040.00
285 San Jose, Francisco de

Arte y Reglas de La Lengua Tagala

1832 USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 1,920.00
3 Alembert, Jean le Rond d'

Recherches sur la précession des equinoxes, et sur la nutation de l'axe de la terre dans le systême newtonien

1749 USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 1,800.00
27 Euler, Leonhard

Opuscula varii argumenti

1746 USD 2,500.00 - 3,500.00 USD 1,800.00
137 Ackermann, Rudolph, publisher

A History of the University of Oxford, Its Colleges, Halls, and Public Buildings

1814 USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 1,800.00
  • <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>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.
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