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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>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers: The Adventure & Exploration Library of Steve Fossett. October 31, 2018</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> SHACKLETON, Ernest Henry, Sir. <i>Aurora Australis. Printed at the Winter Quarters of the British Antarctic Expedition, 1907, During the Winter Months of April, May, June, July, 1908.</i> $60,000 to $80,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> HUMBOLDT, Alexander von, and Aime J. A. BONPLAND. <i>Vues des Cordillères, et monumens des peuples indigènes de l'Amérique.</i> Paris, 1810. $30,000 to $40,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> COOK, James, Captain. [Collected Voyages]. London: Strahan and Cadell, 1773, 1777, 1784. First editions of the second and third voyages. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers: The Adventure & Exploration Library of Steve Fossett. October 31, 2018</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> DARWIN, Charles. <i>A Narrative of the Surveying Voyages of His Majesty's Ships Adventure and Beagle, between the years 1826 and 1836.</i> $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> SPILBERGEN, Joris van (1568-1620). <i>Speculum orientalis occidentalisque Indiae navigationum.</i> Leiden: Nicolaus van Geelkercken, 1619. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> DRAKE, Francis, Sir. <i>Sir Francis Drake Revived. Who is or may be a Pattern to stirre up all Heroicke and active Spirits of these Times…</i> London, 1653 [i.e. 1652]. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers: The Adventure & Exploration Library of Steve Fossett. October 31, 2018</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> SHACKLETON, Ernest Henry, Sir, Louis C. BERNACCHI, and Apsley George Benet CHERRY-GARRARD, editors. The South Polar Times. London, 1907-1914. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> ANSON, George. <i>A Voyage round the World, In the Years 1740...</i> 1744. London: John and Paul Knapton for the author, 1748. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> HERRERA Y TORDESILLAS, Antonio de. <i>Description des Indes Occidentales, Qu'on appelle aujourdhuy Le Nouveau Monde...</i> Amsterdam: Michel Colin, 1622. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers: The Adventure & Exploration Library of Steve Fossett. October 31, 2018</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> NOORT, Olivier van. <i>Description du Penible Voyage fait entour de l'univers ou globe terrestre...</i> Amsterdam: Cornille Nicolas, 1610. $5,000 to $7,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> LEO AFRICANUS, Johannes. <i>A Geographical Historie of Africa, Written in Arabicke and Italian.</i> London: George Bishop, 1600. $4,000 to $6,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> SCHOUTEN, Willem Corneliszoon. <i>Journal ou Description du Merveilleux Voyage de Guillaume Schouten, Hollandois natif de Hoorn, fait es années 1615, 1616, & 1617.</i> 1619. $4,000 to $6,000
  • <b>Bonhams: Sale Results from <i>Exploration and Travel, Featuring Americana, Part I.</i> September 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25 results:</b> Shackleton, Ernest. <i>Aurora Australis.</i> Printed at the sign of 'The Penguins'; East Antarctica, 1908. Sold for $97,500
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25 results:</b> Shackleton, Ernest. <i>South Polar Times.</i> 1st edition, limited issue. from the library of Michael Barne. Sold for $25,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25 results:</b> General Washington's <i>Proceedings of a General Court Martial... of Major General Lee.</i> Philiadelphia, 1778. 100 copies printed for Congress. BOUND WITH: ...Court Martial... of St Clair and ...Schuyler. Sold for $87,50
    <b>Bonhams: Sale Results from <i>Exploration and Travel, Featuring Americana, Part I.</i> September 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25 results:</b> <i>The Voice of the People.</i> Boston, 1754. Rare pamphlet on the Excise Tax. Nathaniel Sparhawk's copy. Sold for $8,750
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25 results:</b> Autograph Letter Signed ("S.L. Clemens"), offering extensive hard-earned advice on writing, 5 pp, 1881. Sold for $37,500
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25 results:</b> Lewis, Meriwether. Contemporary manuscript true copy of his final power of attorney, 1809. Sold for $7,500
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25 results:</b> <i>A New Method of Macarony Making, as Practiced at Boston in North America.</i> Mezzotint. London, 1774. Sold for $6,875
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25 results:</b> <i>Scientific Base Ball Pitching: A Treatise on the Pitcher, Pitching, Origin and Philosophy of the Curve.</i> Chicago, 1897. Sold for $3,750
  • <center><b>William Bunch Auctions<br>October Fine Art and Prints<br>October 29, 2018</b>
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> Aegidius Sadeler (Flemish, 1570-1629), engraving on laid paper "Madonna and Child in a Landscape", after a drawing by Albrecht Durer. $800 to $1,200
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> Anders Zorn (Swedish, 1860-1920), drypoint etching on paper "On Hemso Island", 1917, pencil signed. $400 to $600
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> Joseph Pennell (American, 1860-1926), etching on paper "Setting Up Columns", pencil signed. $200 to $300
    <center><b>William Bunch Auctions<br>October Fine Art and Prints<br>October 29, 2018</b>
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> William Lee Hankey (British, 1869-1952), drypoint etching on paper "Affection", pencil signed. $200 to $300
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> William Walcot (English, 1874-1943), drypoint etching on paper "Lower Broadway, New York", 1924, pencil signed. $200 to $300
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> Auguste Brouet (French, 1872-1941), color etching "La Pirouette", pencil signed, ed 111/250. $400 to $600
    <center><b>William Bunch Auctions<br>October Fine Art and Prints<br>October 29, 2018</b>
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> Thomas Hart Benton (American, 1889-1975), lithograph on paper "The Boy", pencil signed. $2,000 to $3,000
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> John Stockton de Martelly (American, 1903-1979), lithograph on paper "Looking at the Sunshine", pencil signed, original AAA certificate. $400 to $600
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> Jacques Hnizdovsky (Ukrainian-American, 1915-1985), woodcut on paper "Moppet", pencil signed and dated 1965, ed 118/250. $400 to $600
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Kurt Vonnegut, archive of 12 letters, signed to his family, 6 illustrated, 1930s-40s. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Allen Ginsberg, 11 autograph manuscripts, including 10 drafts of poems & a page of notes, circa 1948. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Joan Miró, illustrated autograph note signed to MoMA Director of Exhibitions & Publications, 1959. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Carl Gustav Jung, typed letter signed to a colleague, 1948. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Gustav Mahler, ALS, arranging a meeting during his historic visit to New York, circa 1908. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Mark Twain, ALS, explaining the target of his new book, 1902. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Charles Dickens, ALS, accepting an invitation in the voice of a <i>Martin Chuzzlewit</i> character, 1843. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Jacob Lawrence, illustrated greeting card signed, 1960. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Robert E. Lee, ALS, to the colonel of the Kanawha Valley volunteers, boosting morale, 1861. $15,000 to $25,000
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