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Auction Name Books, Autographs and Prints Total Sales (EUR) 300,815.00
Auction Date 12/14/2017 - 12/14/2017 Low Estimate of Lots Sold (EUR) 155,890.00
Sale Number #148a High Estimate of Lots Sold (EUR) 202,340.00
Total Lots 435
Sold Lots 246 Low Estimate of All Lots (EUR) 462,270.00
% of Lots Sold 56.55% High Estimate of All Lots (EUR) 587,930.00
Unsold Lots 189 Total Sales as a % of High Est. 51.17%

Top twenty-five by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
170 Cartografia - Bardin, William e Thomas Marriott - Arrowsmith, Aaron

New British Terrestrial Globe / New British Celestial Globe British Terrestrial Globe: Dedicato "To the Honourable Sir Joseph Banks

1799 EUR 12,000.00 - 15,000.00 EUR 45,000.00
221 Atlante - Magini, Giovanni Antonio

Italia di Gio. Ant. Magini data in luce da Fabio suo figliuolo al serenissimo Ferdinando Gonzaga duca di Mantova Bologna

1620 EUR 6,000.00 - 8,000.00 EUR 8,750.00
176 Durer, Albrecht

Il porco mostruoso di Landseer Bulino

1496 EUR 5,000.00 - 5,500.00 EUR 6,875.00
220 Atlante - Magini, Giovanni Antonio

Italia [..] data in luce da Fabio figliuolo Bologna

1620 EUR 5,000.00 - 5,500.00 EUR 6,250.00
183 Goltzius, Hendrick

Ercole e Caco Silografia policroma a tre legni: nero

1588 EUR 3,200.00 - 3,500.00 EUR 5,250.00
246 Fontana, Carlo

Templum Vaticanum et ipsius origo Roma

1694 EUR 3,000.00 - 3,500.00 EUR 5,000.00
256 Legatura

Legatura à la fanfare [secolo XVII]. In 2°. Marocchino rosso impresso in oro

secolo XVII EUR 300.00 - 500.00 EUR 4,500.00
19 Firenze - Medici

Privilegio del Priorato Grande privilegio del Priorato pergamenaceo di 500 x 790 mm. entro pregevole cornice dorata antica di 690 x 980 mm.

1589 EUR 3,500.00 - 4,000.00 EUR 4,250.00
24 Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich

Lettera autografa firmata Una pagina in 8°

1826 EUR 1,500.00 - 2,000.00 EUR 4,000.00
126 Münster, Sebastian

Kalendarium Hebraicum ex Hebraeorum penetralibus iam recens in lucem aeditum Basilea

1527 EUR 2,400.00 - 2,900.00 EUR 3,750.00
166 Bruegel, Peter il Vecchio

Plaustrum Belgicum Acquaforte e bulino

1555-56 EUR 3,000.00 - 3,500.00 EUR 3,750.00
188 Leyden, Lucas van

Cristo Deriso Bulino

EUR 3,000.00 - 3,500.00 EUR 3,750.00
189 Leyden, Lucas van

Ecce Homo Bulino

EUR 3,000.00 - 3,500.00 EUR 3,750.00
222 Atlante - Muller, Johann Ulrich

Geographia totius Orbis compendiaria. Singulas ejus Partes

1692 EUR 2,500.00 - 3,000.00 EUR 3,750.00
53 Modestus - Pomponio Leto

De re militari - De magistratibus - De sacerdotiis - De legibus Manoscritto cartaceo

1488 EUR 2,000.00 - 2,200.00 EUR 3,500.00
118 Manoscritto - Cicerone, Marco Tullio

[Topica] Manoscritto membranaceo

180 x 110 mm EUR 1,500.00 - 2,000.00 EUR 3,500.00
417 Legatura - Pignatelli, 1726

Synodus diocesana [...] Roma

1726 EUR 300.00 - 400.00 EUR 3,500.00
165 Brescia - Zucchi, Francesco

Brixia Veronae mater amata meae Acquaforte

1751 EUR 600.00 - 800.00 EUR 3,375.00
56 Rolewinck, Werner

Fasciculus temporum Venezia

1485 EUR 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 EUR 3,250.00
66 Aldina - Demostene

Orationum pars prima

1554 EUR 2,500.00 - 3,000.00 EUR 3,250.00
236 Dal Monte, Guidobaldo

Perspectivae Libri Sex Pesaro

1600 EUR 1,500.00 - 2,000.00 EUR 3,250.00
68 Architettura - Alberti, Leon Battista

L'Architettura di Leonbatista Alberti tradotta in lingua fiorentina da Cosimo Bartoli Firenze

1550 EUR 2,500.00 - 3,500.00 EUR 3,125.00
407 La Placa, Pietro

Relazione delle pompe festive seguite in Palermo capital della Sicilia nella celebrità delle regie nozze di Carlo Borbone re di Sicilia

1739 EUR 2,500.00 - 3,500.00 EUR 3,125.00
237 Descartes, René

Principia philosophiae - Specimina philosophiae: seu dissertatio de methodo [...] dioptrice

1644 EUR 2,000.00 - 2,500.00 EUR 3,000.00
54 Omero

Ilias Brescia

1497 EUR 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 EUR 2,625.00
  • <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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