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Auction Name Photographs Total Sales (EUR) 250,875.00
Auction Date 11/28/2017 - 11/28/2017 Low Estimate of Lots Sold (EUR) 159,701.10
Sale Number #146 High Estimate of Lots Sold (EUR) 223,651.10
Total Lots 361
Sold Lots 127 Low Estimate of All Lots (EUR) 431,651.10
% of Lots Sold 35.18% High Estimate of All Lots (EUR) 591,152.20
Unsold Lots 234 Total Sales as a % of High Est. 42.44%

Top twenty-five by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
224 Zhang Huan (1965)

My Rome: Mountain, 2005

2005 EUR 8,500.00 - 10,500.00 EUR 12,500.00
260 Robert Longo (1953)

Superheroes: Purgatory, 1998

1998 EUR 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 EUR 12,500.00
123 Carlo Mollino (1905 - 1973)

Senza titolo, anni 1960

1960 EUR 8,000.00 - 9,000.00 EUR 10,250.00
258 Sandy Skoglund (1946)

Shimmering Madness, 1998

1998 EUR 4,000.00 - 5,000.00 EUR 8,125.00
96 Tracey Moffatt (1960)

Something more #8', 1989 Vinatge cibachrome print. Edition of 30

1989 Vinatge cibachrome print. Edition of 30 EUR 6,000.00 - 8,000.00 EUR 7,750.00
201 Adriano Altamira

Studio per autoritratto, 1974-

-1974 EUR 1,000.00 - 1,400.00 EUR 6,875.00
90 Malick Sidibe' (1936 - 2016)

Pendant les grandes chaleurs, 1974

1974, printed 2006. EUR 5,000.00 - 6,000.00 EUR 6,250.00
215 Mario Giacomelli (1925 - 2000)

Io non ho mani che mi accarezzino il volto, (Pretini), 1961-1963

1961-1963, printed 1980. EUR 3,500.00 - 5,000.00 EUR 6,250.00
241 Horst P. Horst (1906 - 1999)

Electric Beauty, Paris, 1939

1939, printed later EUR 2,500.00 - 4,000.00 EUR 6,250.00
223 Armin Linke (1966)

Global box, 1999

1999 EUR 4,200.00 - 5,200.00 EUR 5,250.00
53 Harry Callahan (1912 - 1999)

Chicago, 1950

1950, printed later EUR 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 EUR 5,125.00
1 Nobuyoshi Araki (1940)

Tokyo Commedy Bondage, 1995-1997

1995-1997 EUR 1,800.00 - 2,500.00 EUR 4,500.00
119 Luigi Ghirri (1943 - 1992)

Versailles, 1985

1985 EUR 2,500.00 - 3,500.00 EUR 4,375.00
197 Thomas Ruff (1958)

3D-Schwarzwald (Werkzeugraum), 1994

1994 EUR 3,200.00 - 3,800.00 EUR 4,375.00
218 Mario Giacomelli (1925 - 2000)

Omaggio a Spoon River, 1968-1973

1968-1973 EUR 1,300.00 - 1,800.00 EUR 4,000.00
239 Jenny Saville (1970)

Closed contact, 2002

2002 EUR 2,800.00 - 3,500.00 EUR 4,000.00
178 Man Ray (1890 - 1976)

Egg and shell, Solarization, 1931

1931, printed later EUR 3,000.00 - 4,500.00 EUR 3,750.00
222 Loris Cecchini (1969)

No casting, 1997

1997 EUR 3,200.00 - 4,000.00 EUR 3,750.00
352 Emilio Prini (1943 - 2016)

Televisore, 1967

1967 EUR 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 EUR 3,750.00
102 Franco Fontana (1933)

Paesaggio, 1978

1978 EUR 800.00 - 1,200.00 EUR 3,500.00
151 Mario Giacomelli (1925 - 2000)

Motivo astratto nel terreno di Simone, 1981-1983

1981-1983 EUR 1,200.00 - 1,800.00 EUR 3,375.00
152 Mario Giacomelli (1925 - 2000)

Storie di terra, 1965

1965, printed 1970 ca. EUR 1,200.00 - 1,800.00 EUR 3,375.00
355 Milan Knizak (1940)

Prosim Kolemjtouci Aby, 1964

1964 EUR 300.00 - 600.00 EUR 3,250.00
3 Les Krims (1942)

Cobweb, Nude, 1969

1969 EUR 2,500.00 - 3,000.00 EUR 3,125.00
32 Franco Fontana (1933)

Los Angeles, 1991

1991 EUR 2,500.00 - 3,500.00 EUR 3,125.00
  • <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>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.
  • <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
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