• <b>Bonhams: Fine Books and Manuscripts. June 12, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Ortelius. Theatrum orbis terrarum. Antwerp, 1570. FIRST EDITION. $50,000 to $80,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Shakespeare, William. The Tragedie of Julius Caesar. London, 1623. 1st appearance in print, Complete from the First Folio. $50,000 to $70,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Ernst, Max. Mr. Knife and Miss Fork. Paris, 1932. DELUXE EDITION. $12,000 to $18,000
    <b>Bonhams: Fine Books and Manuscripts. June 12, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Cage, John. Autograph musical leaf from his Concert for Piano and Orchestra, NY, 1958. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Einstein, Albert. Signed Passport Photo for his US citizenship application. Bermuda, 1935. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Verard, Antoine. Illuminated printed Book of Hours. Paris, 1507. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Bonhams: Fine Books and Manuscripts. June 12, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Wetterkurzschlussel. German Weather Report Codebook - for Enigma use. Berlin, 1942. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Morelos y Pavon, Jose Maria. Autograph letter signed to El Virrey Venegas, February 5, 1812. $7,000 to $10,000
    <b>Bonhams: Fine Books and Manuscripts. June 12, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Milne, A.A. Complete set of Winnie-the-Pooh books. 4 volumes. All first issue points. London, 1924-1928. $6,000 to $9,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> A 48-star American Flag, battle worn flown at Guadalcanal and Peleliu, 1942-1944. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Locke, John. Autograph Letter Signed mourning the death of his friend, William Molyneaux, 2 pp, October 27, 1698. $7,000 to $10,000
  • <center><b>TIMED ONLINE AUCTION<br>June 11 - 25, 2018</b></center>
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> ACCADEMIA ERCOLANENSE DI ARCHEOLOGIA. <i>Ornati delle Pareti</i>, Naples 1796. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> AMERICAS. <i>Il Gazzettiere Americano…</i>, Livorno, 1763. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> BARROW, John. <i>Travels in China…</i>, London, 1804. £600 to £800
    <center><b>TIMED ONLINE AUCTION<br>June 11 - 25, 2018</b></center>
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> BENOIST, Felix. <i>Album de L'Ile de Jersey</i>…, Paris & Nantes, 1870. £1,500 to £2,000
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> GAIL, Wilhelm. <i>Erinnerungen aus Spanien,</i> Munchen, [ca. 1837]. £1,800 to £2,200
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> HANCARVILLE, Pierre d'. <i>Recherches sur l'origine…,</i> London, Appleyard, 1785. £1,5000 to £2,000
    <center><b>TIMED ONLINE AUCTION<br>June 11 - 25, 2018</b></center>
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> HULLEY, T. <i>Six Views of Cheltenham.</i> London, R. Ackerman, 1813. £800 to £1,200
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> JEFFERSON, Thomas. <i>Notes on the state of Virginia</i>…, London, 1787. £12,000 to £18,000
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> LEWIS, John F. <i>Lewis's illustrations of Constantinople…,</i> London, McLean, 1837. £3,000 to £4,000
    <center><b>TIMED ONLINE AUCTION<br>June 11 - 25, 2018</b></center>
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> MARQUARD, Johann. <i>Tractatus politico-juridicus,</i> Frankfurt, 1662. £1,800 to £2,200
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> MAUND, Benjamin. <i>The botanic garden,</i> London, 1825-42. £1,500 to £2,000
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> Willughby, Francis; John Ray (ed.). <i>Ornithologiæ libri tres</i>. London, John Martyn, 1676. £1,500 to £2,000
  • <b>Cowan’s Auctions: American History - Premier Auction. June 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> General George Custer's Officer, James McLean Steele, 1868-1869 Diary. $30,000 - $50,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Exceptionally Rare Anti-Slavery Broadside, “A Crusade Against Slavery”. $4,000 - $6,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Revolutionary War General Richard Montgomery, Exceptionally Rare War-Date ANS. $4,000 - $6,000
    <b>Cowan’s Auctions: American History - Premier Auction. June 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Albumen Photograph of the "Scouts of the Plains," from Cody's Personal Collection. $8,000 - $10,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Jefferson Davis, CDV, Signed and Dated to his Imprisonment in Fortress Monroe. $4,000 - $6,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Robert E. Lee, CDV Signed Twice. $2,000 - $4,000
    <b>Cowan’s Auctions: American History - Premier Auction. June 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> “Si Clack: Co. Q, 100th Indiana Vols.,” Written & Illustrated by Civil War Veteran, P.M. Radford. $2,500 - $3,500
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> General Meade Inspecting the 5th Corps, Civil War-Era Sketch by Alfred R. Waud. $2,000 - $3,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Rare Huey Newton Black Panther Party Poster. $3,000 - $5,000
    <b>Cowan’s Auctions: American History - Premier Auction. June 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Lloyd's New Political Chart, 1861. $800 - $1,200
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> William J. Ferguson, “Our American Cousin” Cast Member, Lincoln Assassination Archive. $8,000 - $10,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Albert Einstein, Signed Photograph in his Favorite Leather Jacket. $2,000 - $4,000
  • <b>Sotheby’s Online, June 18 - 28:</b> Lewis, Meriwether, and William Clark. <i>History of the Expedition Under the Command of Captains Lewis and Clark, To the Sources of the Missouri…</i> 1814, first edition. $100,000 to $150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, June 18 - 28:</b> Poe, Edgar Allan. <i>Tales.</i> New York: Wiley And Putnam, 1845. First edition, first printing, first issue. $70,000 to $100,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, June 18 - 28:</b> Dürer, Albrecht, and Johann Stabius. [Map of the World as a Sphere.] [Vienna,] 1781 (From Woodblocks Cut In 1515). $120,000 to $180,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, June 18 - 28:</b> Ferdinand, Franz — Lala Deen Dayal [Photographer]. VISIT OF H.I. & H.R. THE ARCHDUKE FRANZ FERDINAND OF AUSTRIA ESTE TO HYDERABAD (DECCAN), JANUARY 1893. $4,000 to $6,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, June 18 - 28:</b> Lincoln, Abraham. Manuscript Letter Signed ("Yours Truly A. Lincoln") as Sixteenth President to Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles Regarding William Johnson. $200,000 to $300,000
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 21:</b> Thomas Paine, Autograph Letter Signed to Ira Allen, on a rendezvous at the Boston–a Paris café for political exiles, 1790s. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 21:</b> Paul Revere, Autograph Document Signed, certifying the discharge of a captain from his regiment, 1779. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 21:</b> Pay order to express rider Jonathan Park to warn Congress of arriving British warships, 1776. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 21:</b> Thomas Jefferson, Autograph Letter Signed to Thomas Sim Lee, stating that the government is not authorized to intervene in the Citizen Genêt affair, 1793. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 21:</b> George Washington, Letter Signed to Nathanael Greene, suggesting a way to obtain money for the Continental Army, 1780. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 21:</b> Andrew Jackson, Autograph Letter Signed to Senator John H. Eaton, on the Seminole Wars & Spain’s duplicity, 1819. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 21:</b> Harry S. Truman, Photograph Signed and Inscribed, showing a false newspaper headline about the 1948 presidential election. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 21:</b> Benjamin Franklin, vellum Document Signed, as President of the Supreme Executive Council of PA, 1786. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 21:</b> Henry Dearborn, two Autograph Manuscript items including a drawing of Bunker’s Hill, unsigned, 1818. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 21:</b> Andrew Jackson, <i>A New Map of the United States,</i> lithograph, circa 1828. $3,000 to $4,000.
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Sothebys: Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts and Continental and Russian Books

Auction Reports

Auction Name Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts and Continental and Russian Books Total Sales (GBP) 1,325,942.00
Auction Date 12/05/2017 - 12/05/2017 Low Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP) 626,050.00
Sale Number #L17407 High Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP) 867,550.00
Total Lots 191
Sold Lots 138 Low Estimate of All Lots (GBP) 837,050.00
% of Lots Sold 72.25% High Estimate of All Lots (GBP) 1,171,550.00
Unsold Lots 53 Total Sales as a % of High Est. 113.18%

Top twenty-five by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
31

The Hours of the Russian Princess Isabel Gagarine, Use of Paris, in Latin and French

c.1440-50 GBP 60,000.00 - 80,000.00 GBP 225,000.00
133 Matisse, Henri

AN IMPORTANT SERIES OF TWENTY-NINE AUTOGRAPH LETTERS SIGNED ("HENRI", "HMATISSE", OR WITH INITIALS), TO HIS WIFE AMÉLIE ("MÉLO"), ABOUT HIS WORK IN TANGIERS IN 1912-1913, INCLUDING NINE DRAWINGS OF HIS MOROCCAN PAINTINGS

1912-1913 GBP 80,000.00 - 100,000.00 GBP 93,750.00
30

The Larochefoucault Hours, Use of Autun, in Latin

c.1460-70;c.1500 GBP 25,000.00 - 30,000.00 GBP 56,250.00
34

The Dragon Hours, Unidentified Use, in Latin and French

c.1420-30 GBP 40,000.00 - 60,000.00 GBP 56,250.00
42

Book of Hours, Use of Rouen, in Latin and French

c.1480 GBP 20,000.00 - 30,000.00 GBP 56,250.00
32

Book of Hours, Use of Rouen, in Latin and French

c.1485-95 GBP 25,000.00 - 35,000.00 GBP 52,500.00
91 Dürer, Albrecht

PASSIO CHRISTI... CUM VARII GENERIS CARMINIBUS FRATRIS BENEDICTI CHELIDONII MUSOPHILI.

1511 GBP 8,000.00 - 10,000.00 GBP 40,000.00
55 Arfe y Villafañe, Juan

DE VARIA COMMENSURACION PARA LA ESCULPTURA, Y ARCHITECTURA.

1585 (1587) GBP 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 GBP 35,000.00
124 Klimt, Gustav--Lucian of Samosata

DIE HETAERENGESPRÄCHE... DEUTSCH VON FRANZ BLEI.

1907 GBP 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 GBP 32,500.00
33

Book of Hours, Use of Dol, in Latin and French

c.1500 GBP 25,000.00 - 35,000.00 GBP 31,250.00
62 Baldus de Ubaldis

MARGARITA REPERTORIUM SUPER INNOCENTIO IV.

1478 GBP 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 GBP 28,750.00
36

Prayerbook, in Flemish and Latin

c.1480 GBP 6,000.00 - 8,000.00 GBP 27,500.00
35

Book of Hours, Use of Rome, in Latin

c.1460-70 GBP 15,000.00 - 25,000.00 GBP 25,000.00
43

Dialogus dictus malogranatum, Book III, in Latin;

1459 GBP 6,000.00 - 8,000.00 GBP 25,000.00
27

Gospels of Sts Luke and John, in Greek

late 13th or early 14th century GBP 15,000.00 - 20,000.00 GBP 23,750.00
132 Luther, Martin

PASSIONAL CHRISTI UND ANTICHRISTI.

1521 GBP 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 GBP 22,500.00
56 Aristotle

DUODECIM LIBRI METAPHISICE

1503 GBP 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 GBP 21,250.00
121 Johannes Gallensis

SUMMA COLLATIONUM, SIVE COMMUNILOQUIUM.

1472 GBP 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 GBP 18,750.00
94 Einstein, Albert

FINE AUTOGRAPH LETTER AND PHOTOGRAPH, BOTH SIGNED ("A. EINSTEIN" AND "ALBERT EINSTEIN"), AND INSCRIBED TO THE VIOLIN MAKER AND RESTORER OSWALD A. SCHILBACH, 22 JULY 1934

1934 GBP 15,000.00 - 20,000.00 GBP 17,500.00
37

Book of Hours, Use of Tournai, in Latin and French

c.1500 GBP 8,000.00 - 12,000.00 GBP 16,250.00
151 Paulus de Sancta Maria

SCRUTINIUM SCRIPTURARUM.

1470 GBP 6,000.00 - 8,000.00 GBP 15,000.00
57 Augustinus, Aurelius

DE AGONE CHRISTIANO. DE SERMONE DOMINI IN MONTE HABITO (LIB. I).

1467-70 GBP 8,000.00 - 10,000.00 GBP 13,750.00
178 Tolstoy, Lev Nikolaevich

VOENNYE RAZSKAZY [WAR STORIES]

1856 GBP 12,000.00 - 15,000.00 GBP 13,750.00
47

Gerhardus de Monte, Commentary on Thomas Aquinas’s De ente et essentia, etc., in Latin

c.1450-1500 GBP 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 GBP 10,625.00
48

Werner von Schussenried, De modo legendi abbreviaturas in utroque iure, in Latin

c.1450-75 GBP 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 GBP 10,625.00
  • <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>
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