• <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 15:</b> Icons & Images: Photographs & Photobooks
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 1:</b> Vintage Posters Featuring Highlights from the Gail Chisholm Collection
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 8:</b> Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 13:</b> 19th & 20th Century Prints & Drawings
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 22:</b> Autographs
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 29:</b> Printed & Manuscript African Americana
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Apr 12:</b> Printed & Manuscript Americana
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Apr 26:</b> Fine Illustrated Books & Graphics
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 3:</b> Graphic Design
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 15:</b> 19th & 20th Century Literature
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Jun 7:</b><br>Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Jun 21:</b> Revolutionary & Presidential Americana from the Collection of William Wheeler III
  • <b>Sotheby’s, New York: Fine Printed and Manuscript Americana, Including Cartography. January 17, 2018</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Jan. 17:</b> Hayden, Ferdinand V. <i>The Yellowstone National Park, and the Mountain Ranges of Portions of Idaho, Nevada, Colorado and Utah</i>. Boston, 1876. $250,000 to $350,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Jan. 17:</b> Colton, G. Woolworth. <i>Colton’s New Map of the State of Texas, The Indian Territory and Adjoining Portions of New Mexico, Louisiana, and Arkansas</i>. New York, 1882. $4,000 to $6,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Jan. 17:</b> [Jefferson, Thomas]. <i>The Committee appointed to prepare a Plan for the temporary Government of the Western Territory, have agreed to the following Resolutions.</i> … [Annapolis, 1 March 1784]. $250,000 to $350,000
    <b>Sotheby’s, New York: Fine Printed and Manuscript Americana, Including Cartography. January 17, 2018</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Jan. 17:</b> Mitchell, Samuel Augustus. <i>A New Map of Texas Oregon and California with the Regions Adjoining. Compiled from the Most Recent Authorities</i>. Philadelphia, 1846. $12,000 to $18,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Jan. 17:</b> Bodmer, Karl [illustrator] — Prince Maximilian Zu Wied-Neuwied. <i>Reise In Das Innere Nord-America In Den Jahren 1832 Bis 1834</i>. 1839-1841. $250,000 to $350,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Jan. 17:</b> Bry, Theodor De, Thomas Hariot, and John White. <i>[Hariot's Virginia]. Wunderbarliche, Doch Warhafftige Erklärung, Von der Gelegenheit und Sitten der Wilden in Virginia</i>... Frankfurt, 1590. $200,000 to $300,000
    <b>Sotheby’s, New York: Fine Printed and Manuscript Americana, Including Cartography. January 17, 2018</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Jan. 17:</b> Bry, Theodor De, Thomas Hariot, and John White. <i>[Hariot's Virginia]. Wunderbarliche, Doch Warhafftige Erklärung, Von der Gelegenheit und Sitten der Wilden in Virginia</i>... Frankfurt, 1590. $200,000 to $300,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Jan. 17:</b> Catlin, George. Catlin's North American Indian Portfolio. Hunting Scenes and Amusements of the Rocky Mountains and Prairies of America. London, 1844. $70,000 to $100,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Jan. 17:</b> Franklin, Benjamin ["Richard Saunders"]. <i>Poor Richard Improved: Being an Almanack and Ephemeris ... For ... 1756</i>. Philadelphia: B. Franklin And D. Hall, 1755. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Sotheby’s, New York: Fine Printed and Manuscript Americana, Including Cartography. January 17, 2018</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Jan. 17:</b> Paine, Thomas. <i>Common Sense; Addressed to the Inhabitants Of America... A New Edition, with Several Additions in the Body of the Work</i> ... Philadelphia, [1776]. $60,000 to $80,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Jan. 17:</b> The Declaration of Independence. In Congress, July 4, 1776 … Salem, Massachusetts-Bay: Printed By E. Russell, By Order Of Authority, [Ca. 18–20 July 1776]. $1,000,000 to $1,500,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Jan. 17:</b> Hamilton, Alexander, James Madison, and John Jay. The Federalist. A Collection of Essays, Written in Favour of the New Constitution … New York, 1788. $200,000 to $300,000
  • <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> A Rare 3-rotor German Enigma I Enciphering Machine. $70,000 to $90,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Important collection of correspondence between Werner Heisenberg and Bruno Rossi. $40,000 to $60,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Walt Whitman Autograph manuscript containing his thoughts on death. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> David Roberts. <i>Holy Land</i>. Six volumes. 1842-1849. First edition. $15,000 to $25,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Extensive collection of Ray Bradbury's primary works, most signed or inscribed. $15,000 to $20,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Peter Force. Declaration of Independence. $12,000 to $18,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Steinbeck. <i>Grapes of Wrath</i>. A fine copy of the first edition. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Lewis & Clark. <i>Travels to the Source of the Missouri River</i>... First English edition, extra-illustrated. 1814. $10,000 to 15,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Manuscript document signed by Nuno de Guzman relating to Hernan Cortes, 1528. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> “Nos los inquisidores..." The first book in English printed West of the Mississippi. [1787]. $5,000 to $8,000.
  • <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>
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Chiswick Auctions: Books from the Library of Giancarlo Beltrame including Science, the Occult & Curiosa

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Auction Name Books from the Library of Giancarlo Beltrame including Science, the Occult & Curiosa Total Sales (GBP) 106,825.50
Auction Date 12/14/2017 - 12/14/2017 Low Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP) 49,550.00
Sale Number #121417 High Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP) 76,280.00
Total Lots 249
Sold Lots 242 Low Estimate of All Lots (GBP) 51,500.00
% of Lots Sold 97.19% High Estimate of All Lots (GBP) 79,380.00
Unsold Lots 7 Total Sales as a % of High Est. 134.58%

Top twenty-five by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
99 GUAZZO, Francesco Maria (1570-1640).

Compendium maleficarum. In tres libros distinctum … Ordinis S. Ambrosij ad Nemus collectum, & pluribus figuris, ac imaginibis perornatum: Ex quo nesandissima, & execranda in genus humanum opera venesica, ac ad illa euitanda Divins remedia conficiuntur

1608 GBP 700.00 - 1,000.00 GBP 3,936.00
40 BRUCIOLI, Antonio (1498-1566).

Tratta della Sphera, nel quale si Dimostrano, & Isegnano i Principi della Astrologia Raccolto da Giovanni di Sacrobusto, & altri Astronomi, & tradotto in lingua Italiana

1543 GBP 200.00 - 300.00 GBP 2,583.00
96 GRATAROLI, Gulielmo (1516-68).

 Opuscula, videlicet: De memoria reparanda, augenda, conservandaque, ac de reminiscentia: tutiora omnimoda remedia, praeceptiones optimae. De praedictione morum naturarumque hominum, cum ex inspection partium corporis, tum alijs modis [etc.]

1554 GBP 300.00 - 500.00 GBP 2,337.00
119 LE LOYER, Pierre (1550-1634).

Discours, et Histoires des Spectres, Visions et Apparitions des Esprits, Anges, Demons, et Ames, se Monstrans visibles aux hommes

1605 GBP 300.00 - 500.00 GBP 2,337.00
206 SCHONER, Johann (1477-1547).

Opusculum astrologicum, ex diversorum libris, summa cura pro studioforum utilitate collectum, subnotata continens.

1539 GBP 300.00 - 500.00 GBP 2,214.00
48 CARO, Annibale (1507-66) & Francesco Maria MOLZA (1489-1544).

Commento di ser Agresto da Ficaruolo sopra la Prima Ficata del Padre Siceo

1538 GBP 400.00 - 600.00 GBP 2,091.00
235 VAIRO, Leonardo (d. 1603).

De fascino libri tres … In quibus omnes fascini species, & causae optima methodo describuntur, & ex philosophorum ac theologorum sententijs eleganter explicantur: Nec non contra praestigias, imposturas, allusionesque daemonum cautiones & amulet praescribu

1589 GBP 300.00 - 500.00 GBP 1,968.00
213 SIEMIENOWICZ, Casimiri (c.1600-c.1651).

Artis magnae artilleriae. Pars prima [all published]

1650 GBP 300.00 - 500.00 GBP 1,845.00
168 PERIER, Alessandro (1651-1730).

Disinganno de’ Peccatori Necessario ad ogni Genere di Persone: Utilissimo a’ Missionarii, ed a tutti I Predicatori, che Solo Desiderano la Salute delle Anime

1726 GBP 200.00 - 300.00 GBP 1,722.00
55

CURIOSA – An original pen and ink drawing and a collection of 9 original pen, ink and watercolour studies of an increasingly amorous Sapphic couple, each with accompanying sketches in pen and ink and green wash, possibly by, or in the manner of, Albertare

c. 1930s GBP 200.00 - 300.00 GBP 1,599.00
241

Un Viaggio nel Centro della Terra contenente Molti Singolari Avvenimenti, e Curiose Relazioni dei Regni, e degli Abitatori Interni del nostro Globo

1800 GBP 300.00 - 500.00 GBP 1,599.00
173 PICCINO, Giovanni.

Il Petopiccino overo Eccelenza, e Doti del Tobacco … Diviso in Doi Libri, Nel primo si tratta della lodi del Tabacco, nel secondo delle sue virtu.

1650 GBP 200.00 - 300.00 GBP 1,476.00
228 TORTONI, Carlo Antonio (1640-1700).

Lettera Scritta, e Dedicata da Carlo Antonio Tortoni, all’ illustriss. Reverendiss. Edottiss. Sig. il Sig. D. Girolamo Ambrogio de Langmantel … Nella quale si accennano le prerogative del detto Microscopio, e sua composizione, come molte sperienze fatte,

1686 GBP 100.00 - 150.00 GBP 1,353.00
245 WECKER, Johann Jacob (1528-86).

De secretis libri XVII. Ex varijs authoribus collecti, methodiceque digesti

1582 GBP 400.00 - 600.00 GBP 1,168.50
208 SELVA, Domenico (d. 1758) & Lorenzo SELVA (1716-c.1790).

Esposizione delle Comuni, e Nuove Spezie di Cannocchiali, Telescopi, Microscopi, ed altri Instrumenti Diottrici, Catottrici, e Catodiottrici … Con un Discorso teorico-pratico sulla formazione e su I disetti della Visione; sulla utilita, e sul buon uso ed

1761 GBP 500.00 - 800.00 GBP 1,107.00
85 GALLONIO, Antonio (1556-1605).

De sanctorum martyrum cruciatibus

1602 GBP 500.00 - 800.00 GBP 1,045.50
104 GUGLIELMINI, Domenico (1655-1710).

Epistolae duae hydrostaticae altera. Apologetica adversùs Observationes contra Mens. Aquarum Fluentium … Altera de velocitate, & motu fluidorum in siphonibus recuruis suctorijs

1692 GBP 100.00 - 150.00 GBP 1,045.50
221 TAISNIER, Jean (b. 1508).

De usu annuli sphaerici libri tres in quibus quicquid ad geometriae perfectionem requiritur continetur.

1550 GBP 300.00 - 500.00 GBP 1,045.50
39 BROGNOLI, Candido (1607-77).

Alexicacon hoc est de maleficiis, ac morbis maleficis cognoscendis. Opus tam exorcistis, quam medicis, ac theologis, confessariis, parochis, inquisitoribus, ac in quacunque necessitate constitutes, utilissimum

1714 GBP 300.00 - 500.00 GBP 984.00
83 GALLONIO, Antonio (1556-1605).

Trattato de gli Instrumenti di Martirio, e delle Varie Maniere di Martoriare usate da’ Gentili contro Christiani, Descritte et Intagliate in Rame

1591 GBP 400.00 - 600.00 GBP 984.00
170 PEUCER, Kaspar (1525-1602).

Les Devins ou Commentaire des Principales Sortes de Divinations: Distingué en Quinze Livres, esquels les Ruses & Impostures de Satan sont Descouuertes, Solidement Refutes, & Separees d’ avec les Sainctes Propheties & d’ avec les Predictions Naturelles

1584 GBP 400.00 - 600.00 GBP 984.00
243 VIRGIL (70-19BC).

Opera … cum decem cometis docte & familiariter exposita: docte quidem Bucolica: & Georgica

1527-28 GBP 400.00 - 600.00 GBP 984.00
33 BIONDO, Michelangelo (1497-1565) & HIPPOCRATES (460 BCE-c.370 BCE, attributed).

Hippocratis medentium principis, libellous, de significatione mortis & vitae, fecudu cursum Lunae & aspectus planetatu, Gulideolo Mordico interprete prisco. Nuper repertus inquibusdam Latebris & scoliis ornatus, utilissimis & lingua castigatiori eductus

1548 GBP 200.00 - 300.00 GBP 922.50
59 DE BORRE, Nicolas (d. 1670).

Apologia pro exorcistis, energumensis, maleficiatis, & ab incubis daemonibus molestatis, in quatuor partes divisa

1660 GBP 200.00 - 300.00 GBP 922.50
183 PTOLEMY, Claudius (c.100-c.170AD).

Liber de Analemmate, A Federico Commandino Urbinate instauratus, & commentariis illustrates, Qui nunc primum eius opera e tenebris in lucem prodit. Eiusdem Federici Commandini liber de Horologiorum descriptione

1562 GBP 300.00 - 500.00 GBP 922.50
  • <b>Potter & Potter Auctions: Fine Books & Manuscripts. January 27, 2018</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions Jan. 27:</b><br>Lot 39: Presidential Pardon Signed by John F. Kennedy. November 1962. $7,000 to $9,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions Jan. 27:</b><br>Lot 537: Marc Chagall. <i>Illustrations for the Bible</i>. Features 28 lithograph plates. First American edition, 1956. $2,000 to $3,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions Jan. 27:</b><br>Lot 252: Jack Kerouac. <i>On the Road</i>. 1957. First edition. $5,000 to $7,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions: Fine Books & Manuscripts. January 27, 2018</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions Jan. 27:</b><br>Lot 143: Arthur Rimbaud. <i>A Season in Hell</i>. With photogravures by Robert Mapplethorpe. The Limited Editions Club, 1986. $600 to $800
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions Jan. 27:</b><br>Lot 72: Group of 11 Harry Truman Signed Letters. Typed & signed by the former President. 1962-1970. $1,500 to $2,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions Jan. 27:</b><br>Lot 157: Arthur Conan Doyle. The Complete Works of Sherlock Holmes by The Limited Editions Club. 8 vols. 1950-52. $300 to $500
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions: Fine Books & Manuscripts. January 27, 2018</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions Jan. 27:</b><br>Lot 173: Jacob Lawrence. <i>The First Book of Moses, Called Genesis</i>. Illustrated with silkscreens by Lawrence. 1989. $2,000 to $3,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions Jan. 27:</b><br>Lot 239: William Faulkner. <i>Sartoris</i>. First edition. New York: Harcourt, Brace, & Company, 1929. $2,000 to $3,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions Jan. 27:</b><br>Lot 286: Walt Whitman. New Year’s Eve Postcard Signed, “Walt Whitman,” to the poet Gabriel Sarrazin. January, 1891. $4,000 to $6,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions: Fine Books & Manuscripts. January 27, 2018</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions Jan. 27:</b><br>Lot 351: Pair of European Fine Bindings. Including Gesanbuch (1831) & Naboznych Vylevov (1911). $200 to $300
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions Jan. 27:</b><br>Lot 423: August Luben. <i> Naturhistorischer Atlas der Saugethiere </i>. Includes complete set of 30 loose plates. Leipzig: 1858. $1,000 to $1,500
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions Jan. 27:</b><br>Lot 386: <i>Famous Monsters of Filmland No 1</i>. Art by Will Elder, text by Forrest Ackerman. Warren’s first monster magazine. Feb, 1958. $2,000 to $3,000
  • <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books and Works on Paper. January 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 25:</b> <i>Verve: Revue Artistique et Littéraire/An Artistic and Literary Quarterly,</i> nos.1-38 in 26 vol [a complete set], numerous colour lithographs by Picasso, Chagall, Matisse & others. £8,000 to £12,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 25:</b> Wesley (John, Church of England clergyman and a founder of Methodism, 1703-91). Autograph Letter signed to Rev. John Bredin, 1782. £8,000 to £12,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 25:</b> Austen (Jane). Brock (Charles Edward). A group of seventeen ink and watercolour drawings for Dent's edition of Jane Austen's <i>Sense and Sensibility,</i> 1908. £6,000 to £8,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books and Works on Paper. January 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 25:</b> Tibullus (Albius) and Gaius Valerius Catullus. <i>Elegiae, sive Carmina,</i> Venice, Andreas de Paltasichis, 1487. £5,000 to £7,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 25:</b> Doves Press. English Bible (The), 5 vol., one of 500 copies, signed and inscribed by Laurence Hodson, Doves Press, 1903. £5,000 to £7,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 25:</b> Africa. Smith (Andrew). <i>Illustrations of the Zoology of South Africa,</i> 5 vol., first edition, original cloth, [1838-50]. £4,000 to £6,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books and Works on Paper. January 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 25:</b> Longitude. <i>An Act for providing a Publick Reward for such Person or Persons as shall Discover the Longitude at Sea,</i> first edition of this highly important act, John Baskett, 1714. £3,000 to £5,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 25:</b> Shirley (James). <i>Six new playes, viz. The Brothers. Sisters. Doubtfull Heir. Imposture. Cardinall. Court secret,</i> first edition, 1653. £3,000 to £4,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 25:</b> Heaney (Seamus). <i>Ugolino,</i> number 77 of 125 copies, Dublin, Dolmen Press, 1979. £3,000 to £4,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books and Works on Paper. January 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 25:</b> Lasinio (Carlo, 1759-1838). <i>[Ritratti Originali de Pittori Esistenti Nella Reale Galleria de Firenze],</i> 99 engravings, circa 1791-96. £1,800 to £2,200
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 25:</b> Japan. Kusakabe Kimbei. Photograph Album, 50 hand-coloured albumen prints, oblong folio, [c.1890-1900]. £1,500 to £2,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 25:</b> Polar. Expedition in search of Sir John Franklin. Arctic Expedition in search of Sir John Franklin, printed flyer, 1852. £1,000 to £1,500
  • <b>Case Antiques: Historic Winter Fine Art and Antiques Auction<br>January 27, 2018</b>
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 27:</b> <i>The Massachusetts Magazine: or Monthly Museum of Knowledge and Rational Entertainment,</i> 1789. Signed by George Washington. $28,000 to $32,000
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 27:</b> George Washington Signed Letter to John Marshall. $12,000 to $14,000
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 27:</b> Picasso Signed “Vallauris” 1952 Exhibition Poster. $6,000 to $8,000
    <b>Case Antiques: Historic Winter Fine Art and Antiques Auction<br>January 27, 2018</b>
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 27:</b> Military appointment commission document signed by both President Thomas Jefferson and Secretary of War Henry Dearborn, dated January 27, 1803. $2,400 to $2,800
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 27:</b> Doris Ulmann and Julia Peterkin. <i>Roll, Jordan, Roll.</i> New York, 1933, deluxe edition, preceding first edition of the same year. No. 74 of 350. $5,000 to $6,000
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 27:</b> John Marshall. <i>The Life of George Washington,</i> Philadelphia, 1832. Signed by author. $5,000 to $7,000
    <b>Case Antiques: Historic Winter Fine Art and Antiques Auction<br>January 27, 2018</b>
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 27:</b> Samuel L. Margolies (American, 1897-1974). Aquatint and etching, "Builders of Babylon," 1937. $4,000 to $4,500
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 27:</b> Two Robert E. Lee (1807-1870) signed documents as President of Washington College. $3,000 to $3,500
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 27:</b> William C. Harris. <i>The Fishes of North America That Are Captured on Hook and Line</i>, Vol I., New York, 1898. 40 chromolithograph plates. $2,000 to $2,500
    <b>Case Antiques: Historic Winter Fine Art and Antiques Auction<br>January 27, 2018</b>
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 27:</b> $100 "Date Back" bank note 1902 from the Clarksville National Bank, Clarksville, Tennessee, depicting the portrait of John Jay Knox, Jr. $1,400 to $1,800
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 27:</b> View of the University of Virginia, Charlottesville and Monticello, Taken from Lewis Mountain, drawn and lithographed by Edward Sachse. $800 to $1,000
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 27:</b> Large Civil War photograph mounted on card stock depicting Rossville Gap in Missionary Ridge. $400 to $450
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