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Arader Galleries: Fall 2017 Sale

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Auction Name Fall 2017 Sale Total Sales (USD) 829,407.35
Auction Date 11/18/2017 - 11/18/2017 Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 690,625.00
Sale Number #111817 High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 980,011.00
Total Lots 199
Sold Lots 131 Low Estimate of All Lots (USD) 1,313,675.00
% of Lots Sold 65.83% High Estimate of All Lots (USD) 1,787,361.00
Unsold Lots 68 Total Sales as a % of High Est. 46.40%

Top twenty-five by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
99 Nicholas Scull (1687-1761).

Map of the improved Part of the Province of Pennsylvania.

1759 USD 90,000.00 - 110,000.00 USD 103,700.00
58 De BRY, Theodore (1528-1598) - De BRY, Johann Theodore (1560-1623) and Johann Israel de Bry (1565-1609).

The Great Voyages: America, in Latin.

1590-1609. USD 90,000.00 - 120,000.00 USD 91,500.00
57 MELA, Pomponius - Joachim Vadianus. .SOLINUS, Caius Julius (second half 3rd-century AD) - CAMERS, Giovanni Ioannis (1468-1546).

in. C.IVLII Solini [Polyhistora] Enarrationes. - Libri De Situ Orbis Tres,..

1520 USD 65,000.00 - 90,000.00 USD 79,300.00
56 ORTELIUS, Abraham (1527-1598).

Theatrum orbis terrarum.

1575 USD 50,000.00 - 70,000.00 USD 61,000.00
94 Johannes Loots (c. 1665-1726) & Pieter Goos (1615-1675)

West Indische Paskaert.

[ca. 1695]. USD 45,000.00 - 65,000.00 USD 42,700.00
95 Abraham Bradley Jr. (1767-1838).

Bradley's Map of the United States.

1804 USD 40,000.00 - 60,000.00 USD 42,700.00
17 John James Audubon (1785-1851).

Female Bison, Plate 57.

1845-48. USD 12,000.00 - 18,000.00 USD 23,790.00
13 John James Audubon (1785-1851).

Frigate Pelican, Plate 271.

1827-1838. USD 12,000.00 - 18,000.00 USD 18,300.00
123 Claudius Ptolemaues & Martin Waldseemuller.

Generale Ptholemei...(World).

1513 or 1520. USD 9,000.00 - 12,000.00 USD 17,080.00
19 John James Audubon (1785-1851).

Grey Fox, Plate 21.

1845-48. USD 12,000.00 - 18,000.00 USD 14,640.00
22 John James Audubon (1785-1851).

Ocelot, Plate 86.

1845-48. USD 12,000.00 - 18,000.00 USD 14,640.00
23 John James Audubon (1785-1851).

Jaguar, Plate 101.

1845-48. USD 12,000.00 - 18,000.00 USD 14,640.00
93 Guillaume de l'Isle (1675-1726).

Carte de la Louisiane et du Cours du Mississippi.

1718 USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD 14,640.00
9 John James Audubon (1785-1851).

Baltimore Oriole, Plate 12.

1827-1838. USD 12,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD 11,590.00
18 John James Audubon (1785-1851).

Polar Bear, Plate 91.

1845-48. USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 11,590.00
5 John James Audubon (1785-1851).

Ferruginous Thrush, Plate 116.

1827-1838. USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00 USD 10,980.00
98 Braddock Mead (aka John Green c.1688 - 1757)

A Map Of The Most Inhabited Part Of New England... 1774

1774 USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD 10,370.00
61

Reports of Explorations and Surveys to Ascertain the Most Practical and Economic Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific OceanÂ… 1853-1854.

1855 -[1861]. USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00 USD 8,540.00
76 John Hills (fl. 1777-1816) & William Faden (1749-1836).

Sketch of the Surprise of Germantown...

1784 USD 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 USD 7,930.00
120 Theodor de Bry (1528-1598).

Occidentalis Americae partis...

1594 USD 6,000.00 - 9,000.00 USD 7,930.00
3 John James Audubon (1785-1851).

Velvet Duck, Plate 247.

1827-1838. USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 7,320.00
117 Filippo Pigafetta (1533-1604).

Tabulam hanc Aegypti. From the English text edition of Jan Huygen Van Linschoten's Intinerario.

1598 USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00 USD 7,320.00
129 Currier & Ives, publishers (American, 1857-1907).

The Ruins - Take up - Man your rope.

[1854-1866]. USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 7,320.00
10 John James Audubon (1785-1851).

Large-billed Puffin, Plate 293.

1827-1838. USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 6,710.00
24 John James Audubon (1785-1851).

Arctic Fox, Plate 121.

1845-48. USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 6,710.00
  • <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>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
  • <b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers:<br>Rare & Collectors’ Sale. May 2, 2018</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> Extremely Fine Copy of Fantasy Classic. Tolkien (J.R.R.) <i>The Hobbit, or There and Back Again,</i> L. (George Allen & Unwin Ltd. Museum Street) 1937. €20,000 to €30,000
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> Incunabula. [Sirectus, Antonius] O’Fihely (Maurice)Abp. <i>Formalitates de Mente Doctoris Subtilis Scoti Nec Non Stephai Burlifer cum novis additionibus…</i> Venice 14th December 1051 (ie. 1501). €3,000 to €4,000
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> Original Book Illustrations by Pamela Leonard. Illustrations: Regan (Peter) Touchstone, 8vo D. (Mount Salas Press) 1989. €3,500 to €4,500
    <b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers:<br>Rare & Collectors’ Sale. May 2, 2018</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> [Petit (Jean), Prevel (Jean) & Gregory (Pope)] [Gregorius]. <i>Compendium Textuale Compillationis decretalium Gregorri noni sine qua…</i>, Paris [Dec. 1524]. €350 to €500
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> Excessively Rare – V. Fine Copy. [Mac Mahon]. <i>Jus Primatiale Armacanum, In Omnes Archiepiscopos, Episcopos, et Universum Clerum</i>… [n.p.] 1728. €750 to €1,000
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> Madden (R.R.). <i>Travels in Turkey, Egypt, Nubia and Palestine in 1824, 1825, 1826 and 1827,</i> 2 vols. 1822. €500 to €700
    <b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers:<br>Rare & Collectors’ Sale. May 2, 2018</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> Early English Herbal. Gerarde (John). The Herball or General History of Plants, thick folio L. (John Norton) 1597. €700 to €1,000
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> The Tehran World War 2 Conference Photograph: [Tehran Conference 1943] An important and iconic Group Photograph showing Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin. €80 to €120
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> Natural History Specimens from Jersey Jersey Islands: Westacton [Mrs Acton] Collection of 53 original dried examples of Seaweed collected in Jersey, c. 1860. €300 to €400
    <b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers:<br>Rare & Collectors’ Sale. May 2, 2018</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> Plyglot Bible: Hutteri (Eliae). <i>Biblia Sacra, Ebraice, Chaldaice, Graece, Latinae, Germanice, Sclavonice.</i> Lg. folio Nurimberg 1599. €250 to €350
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> The American Invasion 1888: “First Ever G.A.A. Hurling Match in America” Medal: G.A.A., The Invaders, 1888. €2,000 to €3,000
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> “Babe” Ruth and the G.A.A. G.A.A. & Baseball: A unique and early Sporting Association. An original Spalding B12 Baseball Bat. €4,000 to €6,000
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