• <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 €
  • <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 Oct 16:</b> Jean de Mandeville, <i>Reysen und Wanderschafften durch das Gelobte Land,</i> Strassburg, 1488. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 16:</b> Titus Livius, <i>Las Quatorze Decadas,</i> Zaragoza, 1520. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 16:</b> Printed <i>Book of Hours</i> with 20 full-page illustrations, Paris, 1509. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 16:</b> Jean La Fontaine, <i>Fables Choisies, mises en Vers,</i> first editions, Paris, 1668. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 16:</b> Giovanni Boccaccio, <i>De las mujeres illustres en romance,</i> Zaragoza, 1494. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 16:</b> Giovanni Boccaccio, third edition of the first published work of female biography, Louvain, 1487. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 16:</b> José González Cabrera Bueno, <i>Navegación Especulativa, y Práctica,</i> Manila, 1734. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 16:</b> Andreas Vesalius, <i>Icones Anatomicae,</i> Munich, Bremer Press, 1934. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 16:</b> Joseph Boneta y Laplana, <i>Gritos del Purgatorio, y Medios para acallarlos,</i> Manila, 1711. $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
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Bonhams: Voices of the 20th Century

Auction Reports

Auction Name Voices of the 20th Century Total Sales (USD) 1,109,373.00
Auction Date 12/06/2017 - 12/06/2017 Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 635,700.00
Sale Number #24254 High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 985,900.00
Total Lots 266
Sold Lots 95 Low Estimate of All Lots (USD) 1,242,400.00
% of Lots Sold 35.71% High Estimate of All Lots (USD) 1,870,100.00
Unsold Lots 171 Total Sales as a % of High Est. 59.32%

Top twenty-five by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
1254 HIROHITO, EMPEROR SHOWA. 1901-1989.

Autograph Manuscript in Japanese, Showa Tenno Dokuhakuroku ??????? "The Emperor's Monologue,"

1946 USD 100,000.00 - 150,000.00 USD 275,000.00
1068

BATTLE OF THE SEXES: The tennis racquet used by Billie Jean King during her epochal match against Bobby Riggs, September 20, 1973.

1973 USD 100,000.00 - 200,000.00 USD 125,000.00
1095 GOLDMAN, EMMA. 1869–1940.<br><br>VAN VALKENBURGH, WARREN STARR. 1884-1938.

Archive of correspondence between Goldman, Van Valkenburgh, and other members of the anarchist movement of the early 20th century

early 20th century USD 70,000.00 - 100,000.00 USD 87,500.00
1042 HEMINGWAY, ERNEST. 1899-1961.

For Whom the Bell Tolls.

1940 USD 25,000.00 - 35,000.00 USD 81,250.00
1027 FITZGERALD, F. SCOTT. 1896-1940.

The Great Gatsby.

1925 USD 40,000.00 - 60,000.00 USD 62,500.00
1058 RAND, AYN. 1905-1982.

Autograph Manuscript, 1 p, 4to,

1950s USD 25,000.00 - 35,000.00 USD 56,250.00
1059 RAND, AYN. 1905-1982.

Autograph Manuscript, 1 p, 4to,

1950s USD 25,000.00 - 35,000.00 USD 52,500.00
1215

D-Day: A 48 star American Flag, flown from LCT-703, sunk on Omaha Beach.

1944 USD 15,000.00 - 20,000.00 USD 35,000.00
1252

Japanese Imperial Navy flag, presented to commander Robert Morris in Tokyo Bay at the time of the Surrender Signing.

1945 USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 25,000.00
1187

World War I: US 39th Aero Squadron, a Canvas side panel from a SPAD XIII with "Pegasus" insignia.

c.1918. USD 15,000.00 - 20,000.00 USD 18,750.00
1238

A German ABWEHR Model SE 109/3 spy radio.

1943 USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD 12,500.00
1075 DYLAN, BOB. B.1941.

Autograph Manuscript,

1956 USD 6,000.00 - 9,000.00 USD 10,000.00
1260

M-125 FIALKA CIPHER MACHINE.

1950s. USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00 USD 10,000.00
1008 HOCKNEY, DAVID. b.1937

Hockney Paints the Stage.

1983 USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00 USD 9,375.00
1117 ONASSIS, JACQUELINE BOUVIER KENNEDY. 1929-1994.

Five autograph letters signed ("Jackie") to her mother, 24 pp in total,

USD 7,000.00 - 10,000.00 USD 8,750.00
1211

D-DAY: An "Operation Titanic" Paradummy parachutist.

1944 USD 7,000.00 - 10,000.00 USD 8,750.00
1093

Vaudeville.

1912-1925 USD 6,000.00 - 9,000.00 USD 8,125.00
1180 FLAGG, JAMES MONTGOMERY. 1877-1960.

I Want You for U.S. Army

[c.1917] Not Available USD 8,125.00
1094 BRANDEIS, LOUIS D. 1856-1941.

Typed Manuscript, carbon copy, Plans of Justice Brandeis for Constructive Work in Palestine, containing what is likely the first printed appearance the whole of Louis D.

1920 USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 7,500.00
1116 ONASSIS, JACQUELINE BOUVIER KENNEDY. 1929-1994.

8 Autograph Letters Signed ("Jackie") to her grandfather, James T. Lee, as "Gramps"

USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00 USD 7,500.00
1057 RAND, AYN. 1905-1982.

Photograph Signed ("Ayn Rand") and Inscribed

1951 USD 6,000.00 - 9,000.00 USD 7,500.00
1176 TOLSTOY, COUNT LEO. 1828-1910.

Photograph Signed ("Lev Tolstoy," in Cyrillic), cabinet portrait photograph showing Tolstoy looking directly into the camera,

1898-99 USD 6,000.00 - 8,000.00 USD 7,500.00
1195

Keep Calm and Carry On poster.

1939 USD 6,000.00 - 8,000.00 USD 6,875.00
1220

Battle of the Bulge: A 712th Tank Battalion battle damaged flag.

1944 USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 6,875.00
1074 BRUCE, LENNY. 1925-1966.

An unreleased, edited 16 mm film by "Count" Lewis DePasquale featuring Lenny Bruce, approximately 450 feet, running time 12:37, black-and-white, original jazz soundtrack (likely by "Count" Lewis),

USD 7,000.00 - 10,000.00 USD 6,250.00
  • <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>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
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