• <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:</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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Christies: Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts, Including Americana

Auction Reports

Auction Name Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts, Including Americana Total Sales (USD) 5,218,500.00
Auction Date 12/05/2017 - 12/05/2017 Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 3,367,300.00
Sale Number #14998 High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 4,954,800.00
Total Lots 251
Sold Lots 174 Low Estimate of All Lots (USD) 5,127,800.00
% of Lots Sold 69.32% High Estimate of All Lots (USD) 7,522,400.00
Unsold Lots 77 Total Sales as a % of High Est. 69.37%

Top twenty-five by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
45

DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE.

1823 USD 400,000.00 - 600,000.00 USD 432,500.00
179 [EINSTEIN, Albert (1879-1955).]

Albert Einstein’s telescope.

late 19th century. USD 200,000.00 - 300,000.00 USD 432,500.00
199

The 1978 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine awarded to Daniel Nathans

1978 USD 400,000.00 - 600,000.00 USD 372,500.00
8

YORKTOWN CAMPAIGN– Manuscript map, "No 1 Carte générale de l'Isle de New York et des Environs...No 2.

c.1781-1782. USD 150,000.00 - 200,000.00 USD 275,000.00
20 WASHINGTON, George (1732-1799)

Autograph letter signed ("Go:Washington" and "GW" in postscript), to François-Jean de Beauvoir, Chevalier de Chastellux, Newburgh 14 December 1782.

1782 USD 100,000.00 - 150,000.00 USD 275,000.00
98 SMITH, John (1580-1631)

The Generall Historie of Virginia, New-England, and the Summer Isles with the names of the Adventurers, Planters, and Governours from their first beginning An° 1584 to this present 1624.

1624 USD 50,000.00 - 70,000.00 USD 162,500.00
206

BIBLE – COMPLUTENSIAN POLYGLOT, in Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek, and Latin.

1514-17. USD 100,000.00 - 150,000.00 USD 137,500.00
38 CALIFORNIA. [NEVE, FELIPE DE (1724-1784).]

Reglamento para el Gobierno de la Provincia de Californias.

1784 USD 70,000.00 - 90,000.00 USD 106,250.00
1

LORD DUNMORE'S WAR – Manuscript, "Journal of the Expedition down the River Ohio Under the Command of his Excellency John Earl of Dunmore Lieutenant and Governor General of his Majesty's Colony and Dominion of Virginia 1774," Virginia

1774 USD 12,000.00 - 18,000.00 USD 93,750.00
197 LINSCHOTEN, Ian Huygen van (1563-1611)

His Discours of Voyages unto ye Easte & West Indies. Devided into Foure Bookes.

1598 USD 70,000.00 - 100,000.00 USD 93,750.00
65 LEWIS, Meriwether (1774-1809) and CLARK, William (1770-1838)

History of the Expedition under the Command of Captains Lewis and Clark, to the Sources of the Missouri, thence across the Rocky Mountains and down the River Columbia to the Pacific Ocean. Performed during the years 1804-5-6.

1814 USD 70,000.00 - 100,000.00 USD 87,500.00
158

RUSSIAN OLD BELIEVERS – Kniga Zertsalo tainstv i kontsa vsemirnogo The Mirror of Sacraments and the End of the World, in Church Slavonic, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON PAPER Baltic region, c.1818.

c.1818. USD 90,000.00 - 120,000.00 USD 87,500.00
16 WASHINGTON, George Washington (1732-1799)

Autograph letter signed ("Go:Washington"), to François-Jean de Beauvoir, Chevalier de Chastellux, Philadelphia, 4 January 1782.

1782 USD 40,000.00 - 60,000.00 USD 81,250.00
121 ELIOT, George (1819-1880)

Middlemarch.

1871 - 1872. USD 40,000.00 - 60,000.00 USD 81,250.00
11

SIEGE OF YORKTOWN – Manuscript, "Journal du Siege de york", n.p., c.

1781 USD 15,000.00 - 20,000.00 USD 75,000.00
103 WASHINGTON, George (1732-1799)

Letter signed ("Go Washington") to Colonel Christopher Greene, "Head Qrs."

1780 USD 60,000.00 - 80,000.00 USD 75,000.00
140 SALINGER, Jerome D. (1919-2010)

A collection of 21 typed and autograph letters signed (most as “Jerry," 1 in type “Hanso Kupperman," 1 “JDS") with 1 autograph postcard (unsigned), all to Toody Maher

1979-1996. USD 55,000.00 - 75,000.00 USD 68,750.00
59 KENNEDY, John F. (1917-1963), KENNEDY ONASSIS, Jacqueline Bouvier (1929-1994)

Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the United States from George Washington 1789 to John F. Kennedy 1961

1961 USD 60,000.00 - 80,000.00 USD 62,500.00
217 LE HAY, Jacques (c.1645-c.1713) and FERRIOL, Charles de (1637-1722)

Recueil de cent estampes représentant differentes nations du Levant.

1714 USD 30,000.00 - 40,000.00 USD 62,500.00
221 GUTENBERG, Johann. –

BIBLIA LATINA.

1455 USD 30,000.00 - 50,000.00 USD 62,500.00
251 XIONG JIE (late 13th-c.) and XIONG GANGDA (late 13th-c), editors.

Xinbian yindian xingli qunshu jujie Newly Compiled Collected Works and Nature and Principle, with Pronunciation Guide and Sentence-by-Sentence Information.

after 1434-1450. USD 20,000.00 - 30,000.00 USD 62,500.00
120 DUMAS, Alexandre (1802-1870)

Les Trois Mousquetaires.

1844 USD 50,000.00 - 80,000.00 USD 60,000.00
10

SIEGE OF YORKTOWN – Manuscript, "Journal du Siege d'york en Virginie", "Fait au Camp D'york," 20 October 1781.

1781 USD 15,000.00 - 20,000.00 USD 52,500.00
159

MEXICAN ILLUMINATED MISSAL – Illuminated manuscript on vellum, in Latin and Spanish.

1702 USD 60,000.00 - 90,000.00 USD 51,250.00
6 Washington, George (1732-1799)

Autograph letter signed (“Go:Washington") as Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army, to François-Jean de Beauvoir, Chevalier de Chastellux, New Windsor

1781 USD 40,000.00 - 60,000.00 USD 50,000.00
  • <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>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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