• <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.
  • <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>
  • <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>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
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Bonhams: History of Science and Technology

Auction Reports

Auction Name History of Science and Technology Total Sales (USD) 713,686.00
Auction Date 12/06/2017 - 12/06/2017 Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 558,700.00
Sale Number #24495 High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 843,400.00
Total Lots 114
Sold Lots 53 Low Estimate of All Lots (USD) 1,193,000.00
% of Lots Sold 46.49% High Estimate of All Lots (USD) 1,846,350.00
Unsold Lots 61 Total Sales as a % of High Est. 38.65%

Top twenty-five by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
111

Apple 1 Computer. Apple 1 Motherboard, with label "Apple Computer 1 / Palo Alto. Ca. Copyright 1976."

1976 USD 400,000.00 - 600,000.00 USD 372,500.00
109 WOZNIAK, STEVE b.1950; AND STEVE JOBS. 1955-2011.

Blue Box c.1972.

c.1972. USD 30,000.00 - 50,000.00 USD 125,000.00
49 NEWTON, ISAAC. 1642-1727.

Autograph Manuscript in English, a portion of a draft of Newton's study on revelation,

USD 15,000.00 - 20,000.00 USD 18,750.00
107

INTEL INTELLEC-8 - 8-Bit Microcomputer,

1973 USD 1,500.00 - 2,500.00 USD 13,750.00
48 NEWTON, ISAAC. 1642-1727.

Autograph Document, being a deed of sale for Margaret Fountaine on a property at Woolstrope [Woolsthorpe], his ancestral home,

1679 USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD 11,250.00
10 HENRY L. BRYANT

HENRY L. BRYANT early American orrery and armillary sphere

1872 USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00 USD 8,750.00
55 MOIVERE, ABRAHAM DE. 1667-1754.

The doctrine of chances: or, a method of calculating the probability of events in play.

1718 USD 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 USD 8,750.00
115 JOBS, STEVE. 1955-2011.

Check Signed ("steven jobs"), 2 3/4 by 6 inches, paid to the order of Tina Redse in the amount of $2,000,

USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 8,375.00
101 EINSTEIN, ALBERT. 1879-1955.

Original etching, a portrait of Albert Einstein by Hermann Struck,

USD 7,000.00 - 10,000.00 USD 8,125.00
108

ALTAIR 8800, 8-Bit Microcomputer by MITS,

c.1974 USD 1,000.00 - 2,000.00 USD 8,125.00
72 MACKAY, CHARLES. 1814-1889.

Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions.

1841 USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 7,500.00
79 DARWIN, CHARLES. 1809-1882.

The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex.

1871 USD 6,000.00 - 8,000.00 USD 7,500.00
20 MAUTHE

MAUTHE TELLURIUM

c.1900. USD 800.00 - 1,200.00 USD 6,875.00
100 EINSTEIN, ALBERT. 1879-1955.

Photograph Signed ("Albert Einstein"), 8 x 10 inches, gelatin silver print,

USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 6,875.00
12 GEORGE PHILIP & SON

GEORGE PHILIP & SON TELLURIUM

late 19th century. USD 1,500.00 - 2,000.00 USD 6,250.00
67 THORNTON, ROBERT JOHN. 1768-1837.

Temple of Flora, or Garden of the Botanist, Poet, Painter and Philosopher.

1812 USD 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 USD 6,000.00
4 NEWTON, SON & BERRY

NEWTON, SON & BERRY 3-INCH POCKET GLOBE

c.1830. USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 5,250.00
50 PETTY, WILLIAM. 1623-1687.

Several Essays in Political Arithmetick: the titles of which follow in the ensuing pages.

1699 USD 3,500.00 - 4,500.00 USD 5,000.00
58 EULER, LEONHARD.

Methodus inveniendi lineas curvas maximi minimive proprietate gaudentes.

1744 USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 4,750.00
80 DARWIN, CHARLES. 1809-1882.

Autograph Note Signed ("Ch. Darwin"), 1 p, 125 x 130 mm,

n.d., USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 4,750.00
5

FRENCH ARMILLARY SPHERE

before 1845. USD 1,500.00 - 2,500.00 USD 4,375.00
1 J. Fortin

J. Fortin Armillary Sphere & Celestial Sphere

1790 USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 4,000.00
96 BARDEEN, JOHN, and WALTER BRATTAIN.

Physical Principles Involved in Transistor Action. Pp 1208-1225 in Physical Review vol. 75, no 8.

1949 USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 USD 4,000.00
14 ERNST SCHOTTE & CO.

ERNST SCHOTTE & CO. LUNARIUM

c.1890. USD 1,000.00 - 2,000.00 USD 3,750.00
18 LAING

LAING PLANETARIUM

c.1897. USD 1,500.00 - 2,500.00 USD 3,750.00
  • <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
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