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Bonhams: History of Science and Technology

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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>Leland Little: Important Fall Auction. September 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Leland Little, Sep. 22:</b> Published Half Plate Ambrotype of a North Carolina Confederate Officer. $2,000 to $4,000
    <b>Leland Little, Sep. 22:</b> Two 19th Century Books Pertaining to Canada's Red River Settlement. $400 to $800
    <b>Leland Little, Sep. 22:</b> Two Books With Fore-Edge Paintings of British Architectual Landmarks. $400 to $600
    <b>Leland Little: Important Fall Auction. September 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Leland Little, Sep. 22:</b> Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987), "Torte a la Dobosch" from <i>Wild Raspberries</i>. $1,000 to $3,000
    <b>Leland Little, Sep. 22:</b> Keith Haring (American, 1958-1990), <i>Pop Shop II,</i> One Plate screenprint in colors, on wove paper, 1998. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Leland Little, Sep. 22:</b> Thomas Rowlandson (British, 1756-1827), Twenty-Two Prints from the <i>Tours of Dr. Syntax</i>. $500 to $1,000
  • <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>
  • <b>Bonhams: Exploration and Travel, Featuring Americana, Part I. September 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Shackleton, Ernest. <i>Aurora Australis.</i> Printed at the sign of 'The Penguins'; East Antarctica, 1908. $70,000 to $100,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Shackleton, Ernest. <i>South Polar Times.</i> 1st edition, limited issue. from the library of Michael Barne. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</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. $25,000 to $35,000
    <b>Bonhams: Exploration and Travel, Featuring Americana, Part I. September 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> <i>The Voice of the People.</i> Boston, 1754. Rare pamphlet on the Excise Tax. Nathaniel Sparhawk's copy. $4,000 to $6,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Autograph Letter Signed ("S.L. Clemens"), offering extensive hard-earned advice on writing, 5 pp, 1881. $30,000 to $50,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> After Fra Egnazio Danti. <i>L'Ultime Parti not:e nel Indie Occid:ntli" [The last known parts of the Western Indies].</i> Painted Map of California, Western Mexico, and Japan. $70,000 to $100,000
    <b>Bonhams: Exploration and Travel, Featuring Americana, Part I. September 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Ptolemaeus, Claudius. <i>Geographie opus nouissima...</i> 1513. The most important edition of Ptolemy, containing the Admiral's Map. $250,000 to $350,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> De Arellano, Don Alonso. Manuscript, his <i>"Relación mui singular y circunstanciada... Capitán del Patax San Lucas,"</i> manuscript copy from the Sir Thomas Phillips collection. $50,000 to $80,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Purchas, Samuel. <i>Purchas his Pilgrimes.</i> First edition. With John Simth's engraved map of Virginia. $70,000 to $100,000
    <b>Bonhams: Exploration and Travel, Featuring Americana, Part I. September 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Lewis, Meriwether. Contemporary manuscript true copy of his final power of attorney, 1809. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> <i>A New Method of Macarony Making, as Practiced at Boston in North America.</i> Mezzotint. London, 1774. $5,000 to $7,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> <i>Scientific Base Ball Pitching: A Treatise on the Pitcher, Pitching, Origin and Philosophy of the Curve.</i> Chicago, 1897. $2,000 to $3,000
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Franklin H. Brown, <i>State Sovereignty, National Union,</i> Chicago, 1860. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Thomas Paine, <i>The American Crisis,</i> Fishkill, NY, December 1776. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b><br>The Aitken Bible, Philadelphia, 1781. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Francisco Loubayssin de Lamarca, probable first edition of the first novel set in the Spanish New World, Paris, 1617. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Juan de la Anunciación, <i>Sermonario en lengua mexicana,</i> first edition, first book of sermons in Nahuatl, Mexico, 1577. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Maturino Gilberti, <i>Thesoro spiritual en lengua de Mechuacá,</i> first edition, Mexico, 1558. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Commission of William O. Stoddard as secretary to the president, signed by Lincoln, Washington, 1861. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> <i>Clay and Frelinghuysen,</i> flag banner, circa 1844. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Daguerreotype of a man believed to be Frederick Granger Williams Smith, son of Joseph Smith, circa late 1850s. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> John C. Wolfe, <i>Portrait of Abraham Lincoln,</i> oil on board in period wooden frame, circa 1860s. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Francis W. Winton, manuscript on pow-wows with indigenous Canadians, 1881. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Family letters from two young daguerreotype artists, 1826-79. $10,000 to $15,000.
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