• <b>London, King Street: 27 May 2015</b>
    <b>CHRISTIE'S EXCEPTIONAL PRICES:</b> THE GUTENBERG BIBLE, MAINZ. Price realized: $5,390,000. Oct 1987, NY.
    <b>CHRISTIE'S EXCEPTIONAL PRICES:</b> LEONARDO DA VINCI, Codex Hammer. Price realized: $30,802,500. Nov 1994 NY
    <b>London, King Street: 27 May 2015</b>
    <b>CHRISTIE'S EXCEPTIONAL PRICES:</b> THE FORBES COLLECTION, Price realized: $40,900,000. Mar 2002, New York.
    <b>CHRISTIE'S EXCEPTIONAL PRICES:</b> ANDRE FRANQUIN, SPIROU ET FANTASIO. Price realized: €157,500. Apr 2014, Paris, France.
    <b>London, King Street: 27 May 2015</b>
    <b>CHRISTIE'S EXCEPTIONAL PRICES:</b> THE GREAT HOURS OF GALEAZZO MARIA SFORZA. Price realized: £1,217,250. Jul 2011, London.
    <b>CHRISTIE'S EXCEPTIONAL PRICES:</b> THE ROTHSCHILD PRAYERBOOK. A Book of Hours, use of Rome, in Latin. Price realized: $13,605,000.
  • <b>Leslie Hindman May 7th:</b> THE <br>QUILL. <i>A Magazine of Greenwich Village</i>. 30 issues, 1918-1925 Estimate: $1,000-2,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman May 7th:</b> VIEW:<br>The Modern Magazine. Marcel Duchamp number. March, 1945. Estimate: 400-600
    <b>Leslie Hindman May 7th:</b> Ortelius, Abraham. Maris Pacifici. [Antwerp], 1589.
    <b>Leslie Hindman May 7th:</b> Melville, Herman. <i>Moby Dick; or, The Whale</i>. New York, 1851. First American edition, first issue.
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers: Fine Books and Manuscripts, May 7, 2015.</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman May 7th:</b> Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan. <i>Works </i>. Garden City, 1930. 24 vols. Signed. 
    <b>Leslie Hindman May 7th:</b> Pockocke, Richard. <i>A Description of the East,</i> and Some Other Countries.London, 1743-1745. First edition.
    <b>Leslie Hindman May 7th:</b> Audubon, John James, after. <i>American Elk - Apiti Deer, Cervus Canadensus</i>, plate LXII, no. 13.
    <b>Leslie Hindman May 7th:</b> Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Felix. Autographed letter signed, July 20, 1832. To Aloys Fuchs.
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers: Fine Books and Manuscripts, May 7, 2015.</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman May 7th:</b> Lee, Robert E. Autographed letter signed, to Ulysses S. Grant. February 21, 1865.
    <b>Leslie Hindman May 7th:</b> Campbell, Colin. <i>Vitruvius Britannicus</i>. London, 1715-125, 1767, 1771. 5 vols. First edition
    <b>Leslie Hindman May 7th:</b> Lincoln, Abraham. Autographed letter signed, 1p., to Judge W.A. Minshall. September 6, 1849.
    <b>Leslie Hindman May 7th:</b> A Century <br>of Progress International Exposition. Chicago, 1933-1934. Chicago,<br>(c. 1934). Mayor Cermak copy.).
    <b>Leslie Hindman May 7th:</b> The Nonesuch Dickens. Bloomsbury, 1937-1938. 22 volumes, limited.
  • <b>Shapero Rare Books:</b> Latest catalogue: 50 Fine Books 2015
    <b>Shapero Rare Books:</b> M. Catesby,<br>The Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands (London, 1729-77).
    <b>Shapero Rare Books:</b> Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility (London, 1811). First edition of the Austen’s first published novel.
    <b>Shapero Rare Books:</b> Koronatsionniy sbornik [Album of Nicholas II's coronation] (St. Petersburg, 1899): preferred deluxe version in Russian.
    <b>Shapero Rare Books:</b> A complete set of John Gould's magnificent bird books in attractive contemporary bindings (1831-88).
    <b>Shapero Rare Books:</b> Andy Warhol, Bald Eagle from Endangered Species. Screenprint in colours, 1983, signed in pencil.
    <b>Shapero Rare Books:</b> Sir Ernest Shackleton, South: The story of Shackleton’s last expedition 1914-1917 (London, 1919).
    <b>Shapero Rare Books:</b> J.J. Audubon, The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America (NY, 1845-54): The largest successful colour plate book of 19th-century America.
    <b>Shapero Rare Books:</b> Geoffrey Chaucer, The Works (Kelmscott Press, 1896). One of the finest illustrated books ever produced.
    <b>Shapero Rare Books:</b> Lev Tolstoy, Anna Karenina (Moscow, 1879):<br>first edition in book form of the celebrated novel.
  • <b>Dr. Jörn Günther Rare Books: </b> Selection of Manuscripts
    <b>Dr. Jörn Günther Rare Books: </b> Selection of Miniatures
    <b>Dr. Jörn Günther Rare Books: </b> Selection of Early Printed Books
    <b>Dr. Jörn Günther Rare Books: </b> Book of Hours, illuminated by the Jason Master, Haarlem, c. 1475-80
    <b>Dr. Jörn Günther Rare Books: </b> Book of Hours, illuminated by the Boucicaut Master, Paris, c. 1415
    <b>Dr. Jörn Günther Rare Books: </b> Book of Hours, illuminated by the Rohan Master, probably Troyes, c. 1415-20
    <b>Dr. Jörn Günther Rare Books: </b> Julius Caesar, De bello Gallico, manuscript on vellum, Milan, c. 1450-75
    <b>Dr. Jörn Günther Rare Books: </b> Biblia Latina, Paris, 1476-77, first edition of the Vulgate printed in France
    <b>Dr. Jörn Günther Rare Books: </b> Ludolph of Saxony, Vie du Christ, illuminated by the Master of the Chronique Scandaleuse, 1506-08
    <b>Dr. Jörn Günther Rare Books: </b><br>King David, miniature on vellum, Bologna, c. 1470
    <b>Dr. Jörn Günther Rare Books: </b> Christ calling St. Peter, miniature on vellum, by Pellegrino di Mariano Rossini, Siena, 1471
    <b>Dr. Jörn Günther Rare Books: </b> Presentation in Temple, miniature on vellum, Nuremberg, c. 1490-1500
    <b>Dr. Jörn Günther Rare Books: </b> Bible, illuminated in the <i>primo stile</i>, Bologna, c. 1250-70
    <b>Dr. Jörn Günther Rare Books: </b> Valturio, De re militari, Verona 1483, first edition in Italian
    <b>Dr. Jörn Günther Rare Books: </b> Celestial vision at Constantinople, single-leaf woodcut, Nuremberg,<br>c. 1490-91

Auction Reports

Christies

Auction Info

Auction Name
Travel, Science and Natural History
Auction Date
04/23/2015 - 04/23/2015
Sale Number
#10413
Total Lots
64
Sold Lots
38
Lots Sold
59.38%
Unsold Lots
26
Total Sales (GBP)
216,126.00
Low Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP)
119,900.00
High Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP)
192,300.00
Low Estimate of All Lots (GBP)
201,300.00
High Estimate of All Lots (GBP)
318,500.00
Total Sales as a % of High Est.
67.86%

Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
105 Benjamin Martin, 1705-1782 An English 15-inch Armillary Sphere 1775 GBP 30,000.00 - 50,000.00 GBP 80,500.00
170 PALESTINE -- PALESTINE ROYAL COMMISSION [Peel Commission] Report. [Cmd. 5479.] 1937 GBP 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 GBP 10,625.00
109 After Isaac Frost Six Muggletonian Astronomical Prints From Two Systems of Astronomy (1846), plates 1 (The Newtonian System of the Universe), 3 (The Newtonian System), 6 (The Newtonian System), 7 (System According to the Holy Scriptures), 9 (System According to the Holy Sc 1846 GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 GBP 6,875.00
106 A FRENCH TERRESTRIAL GLOBE IN CELESTIAL CASING HENRI SELVES, CIRCA 1840 GBP 5,000.00 - 8,000.00 GBP 6,250.00
123 [WHALING] – MANUSCRIPT LOG of George Smith, aboard the China; Nantucket; Lafayette Warren; Callao; and Superior, at sea [Pacific], August 1847 – 2 May 1851 1847 -1851 GBP 5,000.00 - 8,000.00 GBP 6,250.00
124 [WHALING] – MANUSCRIPT LOG of Charles Turner and his wife, aboard the bark Cornelia and the bark Napoleon, [Atlantic, South Pacific], 10 October 1871 – 24 June 1882 1871-1882 GBP 5,000.00 - 8,000.00 GBP 6,250.00
125 [WHALING] – MANUSCRIPT LOG of Philip Dinsmore (midshipman), aboard the bark George Washington, New Bedford and at sea [Atlantic, Indian Ocean], 21 June 1848 – 2 December 1851 1848-1851 GBP 5,000.00 - 8,000.00 GBP 6,250.00
131 [WHALING] – MANUSCRIPT LOG of Captain Peleg Cornell (1805-1876), aboard the brig Leonidas, the bark Orray Taft, and the bark Ocean, Westport, New Bedford, Sandwich and at sea [Atlantic], December 1851 – June 1859 1851 -1859 GBP 5,000.00 - 8,000.00 GBP 6,250.00
110 HOMANN HEIRS, and others. COMPOSITE ATLAS 1763 GBP 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 GBP 5,625.00
112 JODOCUS HONDIUS (1563-1612) AND PIETER VAN DEN KEERE (1571-AFTER 1646) [Thrésor de Chartes, contenat les tableaux de tous les pays du monde. c.1600. GBP 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 GBP 5,625.00
141 Frank Hurley (1885-1962) Ocean Camp, 1915; Hauling the James Caird up "Providence Beach", Elephant Island, 15 April 1916; Launching the James Caird, Elephant Island, 24 April 1916; and The "hut" on Elephant Island, 1916 1915, 1916 GBP 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 GBP 5,250.00
102 par L.C. DESNOS et J.B.NOLIN [...] A FRENCH TABLE GLOBE DESNOS, 1770 The cartouche GLOBE TERRESTRE [...] 1770 GBP 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 GBP 4,750.00
71 After Maria Sibylla Merian A collection of fifteen plates (17, 18, 25, 33, 37, 44, 46, 54, 56, 59, 66, 68, 70, 71 and 72) from Merian's Metamorphosis Insectorum Surinamensium, 1705 GBP 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 GBP 4,000.00
117 [WHALING] – MANUSCRIPT LOG, aboard the Napoleon, New Bedford and at sea [Atlantic, South Pacific], 23 December 1858 – 6 July 1862, 1858 -1862, GBP 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 GBP 3,750.00
130 [WHALING] – MANUSCRIPT LOG of Walter Bushnell (carpenter), aboard the brig Leonidas, Westport and at sea [Atlantic], 22 August 1855 – 5 May 1857 1855 -1857 GBP 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 GBP 3,750.00
154 HENRY JAMES WARRE (1819-1898). Sketches in North America and the Oregon Territory. 1848 GBP 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 GBP 3,750.00
171 FRANCIS FRITH (1822-1898) Sinai and Palestine. 1862 GBP 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 GBP 3,750.00
172 PALESTINE -- PALESTINE POLICE FORCE AND THE ARAB REVOLT Two Reward posters issued for information leading to the arrest of two Arabs, Hamad Daoud el Judeh Zawata 1943 GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 GBP 3,750.00
111 JOHANN BAPTIST HOMANN (1664-1724) [Kleiner Atlas von Fünfzig Auserlesenen Hommans Land-Charten, edited by John Hübner. c. 1740. GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 GBP 3,500.00
69 MOSES HARRIS (1730-c.1788) The Aurelian: or, Natural History of English Insects; namely, Moths and Butterflies. 1778 GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 GBP 3,375.00

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  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries: Printed & Manuscript Americana. April 14th.</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Adriaan<br>M. de Groot, <i>Portrait of Theodore Roosevelt at His Desk</i>, oil on canvas, 1925. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> <br><i>History of the Expedition Under the Command of Captains Lewis and Clark</i>, first edition, Philadelphia, 1814. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b><br>Archive of Albert Bumstead's correspondence and photographs relating to Hiram Bingham's Machu Picchu expeditions, 1912-31. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Printed & Manuscript Americana. April 14th.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Archive of architectural photographs from the firm of O'Connor & Kilham, 1957-66. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b><br>Hank G. Smith, Californy, volume<br>of 15 pencil sketches, circa 1875. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Alcoholics Anonymous, first edition, New York, 1939. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Printed & Manuscript Americana. April 14th.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> <i>The Book of Mormon</i>, first edition, New York, 1830. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b><br>Mexican manuscript of inquisition proceedings against a man with a demon tattoo, 1617. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Pictorial portfolio by Louis Lo Monaco of the March on Washington, August 28, 1963. $5,000 to $7,500.
  • <b>Bonhams Apr 13:</b> TURING, ALAN MATHISON. 1912-1954. Composition notebook. Refer to department for estimate.
    <b>Bonhams Apr 13:</b> ENIGMA MACHINE. A Rare 3-rotor German Enigma I Enciphering Machine (aka Heeres Enigma). Est $140,000-180,000.
    <b>Bonhams Apr 13:</b> BIBLE IN ENGLISH—1611. The Holy Bible, Conteyning the Old Testament, and the New... Est $100,000-200,000.
    <b>Bonhams Apr 13:</b> DECLARATION<br>OF INDEPENDENCE. The Providence Gazette; And Country Journal. <br>Est $80,000-120,000.
    <b>Bonhams Apr 13:</b> BOWIE, JAMES. 1796-1836. Document Signed "James Bowie". Est $50,000-70,000.
    <b>Bonhams Apr 13:</b> KING, AUGUSTA ADA, COUNTESS OF LOVELACE. 1815-1852. Autograph letter signed "A.A. Lovelace". Est $25,000-35,000.
    <b>Bonhams Apr 13:</b> MELVILLE, HERMAN. 1819-1891. Moby-Dick. <i>Doors Vocalist Jim Morrison's Copy.</i><br>Est $25,000-35,000.
    <b>Bonhams Apr 13:</b> VANCOUVER, GEORGE. 1757-1798. A Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific Ocean. Est $20,000-30,000.
    <b>Bonhams Apr 13:</b> [KING, AUGUSTA ADA, COUNTESS OF LOVELACE. 1815-1852.] Est. $18,000-20,000.
    <b>Bonhams Apr 13:</b> CIVIL WAR<br>THE FIRST SECESSION BROADSIDE. Charleston Mercury Extra.<br>Est $15,000-20,000.
    <b>Bonhams Apr 13:</b> BILL OF RIGHTS. Gazette of the United States.<br>Est $12,000-18,000.
    <b>Bonhams Apr 13:</b> GEISEL, THEODOR SEUSS. 1904-1991. Original painted clay sculpture, Mulberry Street Unicorn. Est $30,000-50,000.
  • <b>Whitmore Rare Books.</b> Mark Twain, Tom Sawyer. Scarce first UK edition (and true first) in the original cloth.
    <b>Whitmore Rare Books.</b> J. D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye. An iconic work of American literature.
    <b>Whitmore Rare Books.</b> Goethe, Faust: Ein Fragment. Rare first publication of Goethe’s masterpiece.
    <b>Whitmore Rare Books.</b> J. R. R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings. First editions of Tolkien’s epic fantasy trilogy.
    <b>Whitmore Rare Books.</b> Tennessee Williams, A Streetcar Named Desire. Highspot of American theater.
    <b>Whitmore Rare Books.</b> Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility. Austen’s first published book.
    <b>Whitmore Rare Books.</b> Arthur Miller, Death of a Salesman. A lovely copy, signed by the author.
    <b>Whitmore Rare Books.</b> Jean de La Fontaine, Fables choisies. A tall paper copy of the famous Oudry edition.
    <b>Whitmore Rare Books.</b> John Milton, Paradise Lost. First illustrated edition of Milton’s masterpiece of English literature.
    <b>Whitmore Rare Books.</b> Maurice Sendak, Where the Wild Things Are. Highspot of children’s illustrated books.
    <b>Whitmore Rare Books.</b> Arthur Conan Doyle, The Hound of the Baskervilles. Offered here in exceptional condition.
    <b>Whitmore Rare Books.</b> Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian. Most important work of American fiction from the 1980s.
  • <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Gold mining boomtown collection of 23 photos<br>of Goldfield, Nevada (1905)
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Columbus and New World Exploration manuscript (1512)
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> A. J. Russell.<br>The Great West (1869) 50 original mounted photos
    <b>19th Century Shop</b>. Isaac Newton. <i>Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica</i> (1687).
    <b>19th Century Shop</b>. Shakespeare's <i>Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies</i> (1632).
    <b>19th Century Shop</b>. John Rockefeller. Ambrotype, the earliest known photograph of Rockefeller.
    <b>19th Century Shop</b>. Muybridge, <i>Animal Locomotion</i> (1887) subscriber's copy.
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