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.


[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>Doyle, April 25:</b> E.H. SHEPARD, Original drawing for A.A. Milne’s The House at Pooh Corner.<br>$40,000-60,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> BERNARD RATZER, Plan of the City of New York in North America, surveyed in the years 1766 & 1767. $80,000-100,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> THOMAS JEFFERSON, Autograph letter signed comparing Logan, Tecumseh, and Little Turtle to the Spartans. Monticello: 15 February 1821. $14,000-18,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> JOHN C. FREMONT, Narrative of the Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains, in the Year 1842.. Abridged edition, the only one containing the folding map From the Sporting Library of Arnold “Jake” Johnson. $3,000-5,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> ZANE GREY, Album containing 94 large format photographs of Grey and party at Catalina Island, Arizona, and fishing in the Pacific. From the Sporting Library of Arnold “Jake” Johnson. $5,000-$8,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> WILLIAM COMBE, A History of Madeira ... illustrative of the Costumes, Manners, and Occupations of the Inhabitants. produced by Ackermann in 1821; From the Sporting Library of Jake Johnson. $2,000-$3,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> ERIC TAVERNER, Salmon Fishing... One of 275 copies signed by Taverner, published in 1931,From the Sporting Library of Jake Johnson. $2,000-$3,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> JOHN WHITEHEAD, Exploration of Mount Kina Balu, North Borneo. Whitehead reached the high point of Kinabalu in 1888. Part of a major group of travel books from the Sporting Library of Jake Johnson. $2,000-$3,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> JOHN LONG, Voyages and Travels of an Indian Interpreter and Trader, describing the Manners and Customs of the North American Indians... The first edition of 1791. $3,000-$5,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> SAMUEL BECKETT, Stirrings Still. This, Beckett’s last work of fiction with original lithographs by Le Brocquy, limited to 200 copies signed by the author and the artist. From the Estate of Howard Kaminsky.. $1,500-$2,500
  • <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 Apr 26:</b> Jacques-Émile Ruhlmann, wallpaper sample book, circa 1919. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Archive from a late office of the Breuer & Smith architectural team, New York, 1960-70s. $3,500 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> William Morris, <i>The Story of the Glittering Plain or the Land of Living Men,</i> illustrated by Walter Crane, Kelmscott Press, Hammersmith, 1894. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Gustave Doré, <i>La Sainte Bible selon la Vulgate,</i> Tours, 1866. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Gustav Klimt & Max Eisler, <i>Eine Nachlese,</i> complete set, Vienna, 1931. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b><br>Eric Allatini & Gerda Wegener, <i>Sur Talons Rouges,</i> with original watercolor by Wegener, Paris, 1929. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b><br>C.P. Cavafy, <i>Fourteen Poems,</i> illustrated & signed by David Hockney, London, 1966. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Jean Midolle, <i>Spécimen des Écritures Modernes...</i>, Strasbourg, 1834-35. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b><br>E.A. Seguy, <i>Floréal: Dessins & Coloris Nouveaux,</i> Paris, 1925. $3,000 to $4,000.
  • <b>Bonhams: Results from Fine Books and Manuscripts on 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. SOLD for $131,250
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> Violin belonging to Albert Einstein, presented to him by Oscar H. Steger, 1933. SOLD for $516,500
    <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. SOLD for $106,250
    <b>Bonhams: Results from Fine Books and Manuscripts on 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. SOLD for $16,250
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> NEWTON, ISAAC. Autograph Manuscript in Latin, being detailed instructions on making the philosopher's stone. 8 pp. 1790s. SOLD for $275,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> 1869 Inauguration Bible of President Ulysses S. Grant. SOLD for $118,750
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