• <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
  • <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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Bloomsbury Auctions: Western and Oriental Manuscripts and Miniatures

Auction Reports

Auction Name Western and Oriental Manuscripts and Miniatures Total Sales (GBP) 215,489.00
Auction Date 12/06/2017 - 12/06/2017 Low Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP) 146,650.00
Sale Number #36268 High Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP) 220,400.00
Total Lots 148
Sold Lots 49 Low Estimate of All Lots (GBP) 488,750.00
% of Lots Sold 33.11% High Estimate of All Lots (GBP) 726,100.00
Unsold Lots 99 Total Sales as a % of High Est. 29.68%

Top twenty-five by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
101

Seneca the younger, Epistulae ad Lucilium, and Pseudo-Seneca

second half of the thirteenth century GBP 30,000.00 - 50,000.00 GBP 34,720.00
2

Isidore of Seville, Etymologiae , in Anglo-Saxon minuscule, in Latin

late eighth century or c. 800 GBP 25,000.00 - 35,000.00 GBP 31,000.00
103

Francesco Petrarch, Sonetti, as well as further verses by Burchiello and...

late fifteenth century to 1520s GBP 20,000.00 - 30,000.00 GBP 24,800.00
115

Book of Hours, Use of Rome , in Dutch, illuminated manuscript on parchment...

fifteenth century GBP 12,000.00 - 18,000.00 GBP 21,080.00
123

Ibrahim Haqqi, Ma'riftnama , in Ottoman Turkish and Arabic

dated 27th Rajab al-Sharif 1219 AH (31 October GBP 8,000.00 - 12,000.00 GBP 13,640.00
98

Bilingual Psalter in Coptic and Arabic , decorated manuscript on paper...

dated 1564 GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 GBP 9,300.00
108

Two tracts on Chiromancy and Neomancy : a general manual of the subject and...

dated 1574 GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 GBP 8,060.00
10

The Bischoff teaching collection, 116 leaves and fragments

twelfth to sixteenth century GBP 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 GBP 6,448.00
57

Large collection of leaves from medieval manuscripts and printed books

twelfth to twentieth century GBP 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 GBP 5,580.00
124

A large Ottoman Anam-i Sharif , in Arabic, illuminated manuscript on paper

dated 1249 AH (1833 AD) GBP 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 GBP 4,712.00
44

Genealogical scroll showing the descent of the Watkins family from Bennet...

late sixteenth century or opening years of seventeenth century GBP 800.00 - 1,200.00 GBP 4,464.00
37

Leaf from a mathematical text on the properties of circles

thirteenth century GBP 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 GBP 3,720.00
125

An Illuminated Ottoman Anam-i Sharif , in Arabic

dated 1260 AH (1844 AD) GBP 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 GBP 3,720.00
27

Ritual, Use of Sarum , in Latin, illuminated manuscript on parchment [England

last decades of fourteenth century GBP 1,500.00 - 2,000.00 GBP 3,100.00
14

Bifolium from an early choirbook , in Latin

early eleventh century GBP 2,500.00 - 3,500.00 GBP 2,976.00
69

St. Genèvieve before Attila the Hun and his armies

c. 1520 GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 GBP 2,976.00
67

Three leaves from a Book of Hours, with a miniature of the Visitation of the...

c. 1475 GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 GBP 2,728.00
6

Bifolium from a treatise on virtues and vices

mid-fourteenth century GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 GBP 2,480.00
38

Prudentius, Psychomachia , in Latin verse, manuscript on parchment [Italy

fourteenth century GBP 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 GBP 2,108.00
110

Geographical treatise, with sections on North America as well as many other...

mid-eighteenth century GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 GBP 1,860.00
29

Bifolium from Jacobus de Voragine, Legenda Aurea , in Latin

second half of the thirteenth century GBP 1,200.00 - 1,800.00 GBP 1,736.00
90

List of slaves suitable for shipwork, to be sent to Pisa for sale , in Italian

or just perhaps North Africa GBP 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 GBP 1,736.00
18

Single leaf from a colossal Atlantic Bible , in Latin

mid twelfth century (probably pre-1180) GBP 1,200.00 - 1,800.00 GBP 1,488.00
42

Adam de Montaldo, Tertia pars passionis , Latin verse on the Passion of Christ

c. 1450 GBP 800.00 - 1,200.00 GBP 1,488.00
70

Corpus Iuris Civilis , in Latin, leaf from a decorated manuscript on...

last decades of the thirteenth century GBP 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 GBP 1,488.00
  • <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> The Library of Pierre Bergé<br>Auction Pierre Bergé & Associés<br>in association with Sotheby’s<br>Paris-Hôtel Drout<br>December 14, 2018<br><br>New York Exhibition<br>Oct. 16 to Oct. 20</b>
    <b>The Library of Pierre Bergé, NY exhibition 10/16 to 10/20:</b> BARTHOLOMEUS ANGLICUS. <i>Le Proprietaire des choses.</i> Lyon, [circa 1484]. 150 000 / 200 000 €
    <b>The Library of Pierre Bergé, NY exhibition 10/16 to 10/20:</b> MONTAIGNE, Michel de. <i>Essais.</i> Bordeaux, 1580. 400 000 / 500 000 €
    <b>The Library of Pierre Bergé, NY exhibition 10/16 to 10/20:</b> PROUST, Marcel. <i>Du côté de chez Swann.</i> Paris, 1914 [1913]. 600 000 / 800 000 €
    <b>The Library of Pierre Bergé, NY exhibition 10/16 to 10/20:</b> MONSTRELET, Enguerrand de. <i>Le Premier [-Tiers] Volume des Cronicques.</i> Paris, circa 1503.<br>300 000 / 400 000 €
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