• <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
  • <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 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>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
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Minerva Auctions Roma: Books, Autographs and Prints

Auction Reports

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
  • <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: Fine Books and Manuscripts. June 12, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Ortelius. Theatrum orbis terrarum. Antwerp, 1570. FIRST EDITION. $50,000 to $80,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Shakespeare, William. The Tragedie of Julius Caesar. London, 1623. 1st appearance in print, Complete from the First Folio. $50,000 to $70,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Ernst, Max. Mr. Knife and Miss Fork. Paris, 1932. DELUXE EDITION. $12,000 to $18,000
    <b>Bonhams: Fine Books and Manuscripts. June 12, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Cage, John. Autograph musical leaf from his Concert for Piano and Orchestra, NY, 1958. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Einstein, Albert. Signed Passport Photo for his US citizenship application. Bermuda, 1935. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Verard, Antoine. Illuminated printed Book of Hours. Paris, 1507. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Bonhams: Fine Books and Manuscripts. June 12, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Wetterkurzschlussel. German Weather Report Codebook - for Enigma use. Berlin, 1942. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Morelos y Pavon, Jose Maria. Autograph letter signed to El Virrey Venegas, February 5, 1812. $7,000 to $10,000
    <b>Bonhams: Fine Books and Manuscripts. June 12, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Milne, A.A. Complete set of Winnie-the-Pooh books. 4 volumes. All first issue points. London, 1924-1928. $6,000 to $9,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> A 48-star American Flag, battle worn flown at Guadalcanal and Peleliu, 1942-1944. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Locke, John. Autograph Letter Signed mourning the death of his friend, William Molyneaux, 2 pp, October 27, 1698. $7,000 to $10,000
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