• <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 Auctioneers: Fine Books and Manuscripts, May 7, 2015.</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman May 7th:</b> Joyce, James. <i>Ulysses</i>. NY: Limited Editions Club, 1935. Illustrated by Matisse. Signed, limited
    <b>Leslie Hindman May 7th:</b> The Nonesuch Dickens. Bloomsbury, 1937-1938. 22 volumes, limited.
    <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

Sources in the Rare Book Transaction History

The following is a list of auction records, bibliographies, and certain historically important bookseller catalogues in the Rare Book Transaction History database, followed by the number of records in each source.
Click the source name for a description of that particular resource.

No. Source Name Total Records
1 AbeBooks Most Expensive 70
2 Adams Amsterdam Auctions 2123
3 Adams Amsterdam Book and Print Auctions 1178
4 Addison and Sarova 1666
5 Ader 26866
6 Aguttes 6287
7 Alain and Evelyne Morel de Westgaver 17242
8 Alaska Auction 288
9 ALDE 37781
10 Alderfer Auction Company 1218
11 Alexander Autographs 10515
12 Alexander Historical Auctions 2506
13 AltaCal OL 250
14 American Art Association 683
15 American Bibles 1480
16 American Book Auction Catalogues 10619
17 Americana Beginnings 79
18 Anderson Galleries 254
19 Anderson Galleries 1604 622
20 Anderson Galleries 1642 672
21 Anderson Galleries 1685 300
22 Anderson Galleries 1686 1171
23 Anderson Galleries 70 Nuggets 71
24 Antiquarian Auctions 11643
25 AntiquarianAuctions.com 5719
26 Antiquariat Peter Kiefer 4571
27 Antiques Estate Auctioneers Appraisers 980
28 Arader Galleries 762
29 Archives International Auctions 6301
30 Artcurial 32928
31 Asher 367
32 Aspire Auctions 1271
33 Auction Explorer Books 17337
34 Auctionata 726
35 Audap and Mirabaud 1892
36 Australian Book Auctions 20991
37 Autographes Encheres 1198
38 Auxerre Encheres Estimations 4381
39 Bakker Boccelli Fine Art 1
40 Baltimore Book Auction 8796
41 Bauer 528
42 Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood 2812
43 Beaussant Lefevre 2629
44 Bent White Mountains 823
45 Bernard Quaritch 25960
46 Bibliotheca Munselliana 2331
47 Binoche et Giquello 4128
48 Blacksparrow 864
49 Bloomsbury Auctions 149821
50 Bloomsbury Book Auctions 56009
51 Bloomsbury Philobiblon 587
52 Boisgirard Provence Cote DAzur 346
53 Bolaffi Ambassador Auctions 3027
54 Bolaffi SPA 758
55 Bonhams 122388
56 Books by the Falls 667
57 Bradford 6239
58 Braislin 1997
59 Brinley 9138
60 Britwell Court 1916 493
61 Brunk Auctions 0
62 Bruun Rasmussen 20677
63 Bubb Kuyper 115056
64 Burgersdijk and Niermans 29804
65 Butterfield 1319
66 Carlsen Gallery 212
67 Castner Auction 29
68 CD David 128
69 CDowning Auctions 293
70 CF Libbie 21350
71 Charles Hamilton 29959
72 Charles Heartman 3033
73 Charles Wood 33965
74 Charlton Hall 46
75 Check List American Railroads 2707
76 Chinese Question 498
77 Christies 216218
78 Church 1433
79 Clars Auction Gallery 6978
80 Claude Aguttes 233
81 CNY Book Auctions 219
82 Cohasco 263
83 Collection MC 72
84 Comic Connect 100
85 Copley Fine Art Auctions 479
86 Cornette de Saint Cyr 2351
87 Cottone 98
88 Coutau Begarie 4692
89 Cowans Auctions 5985
90 Cowans Historic Americana Auctions 1902
91 Dargate Auction Galleries 420
92 Dawson Book Shop 1189
93 De Baecque and Associes 3304
94 Decker 11230
95 Delvaux 348
96 Dirk Soulis Auctions 4233
97 Dominic Winter Book Auctions 102012
98 Dora Hood 85126
99 Dorotheum 28512
100 Dorothy Sloan Rare Books 5798
101 Doyle New York 13695
102 DSloan 4295
103 Du Mouchelles 180
104 Dupont 255
105 Dush 863
106 Early American 5196
107 Eberstadt 21456
108 Edward Lefkowicz 1402
109 Eldreds 5425
110 ERA Encheres 1798
111 EV Thompson 614
112 Evans 32214
113 Ferraton 22318
114 Field 1703
115 Field Auction 4879
116 Florence Number Nine 0
117 Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers 2192
118 Francis Edwards 166736
119 Francis Harper 73
120 Freemans 18332
121 Freemans Historic USS Constitution Colors 13
122 Galerias Louis Morton 6161
123 Galerie Bassenge 87242
124 Galerie Koller Auctions 9901
125 George Littlefield 16134
126 Goelet 895
127 Goldschmidt 49633
128 Gonnelli Casa DAste 7481
129 Goodspeed 233888
130 Gowans 309
131 Grays Auctioneers 1941
132 Grogan and Company 157
133 Guernseys 2843
134 Guillaumot Richard 402
135 Gulf Coast Book Auctions 394
136 Harmsworth 5068
137 Hartung and Hartung 31862
138 Hauff and Auvermann 36840
139 Hauswedell and Nolte 22361
140 HBradley Martin 48
141 Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions 12498
142 Heritage Auction Galleries 24901
143 Heritage Auctions 234155
144 Heritage Map Museum 109
145 Hessney Auction Company 2
146 HNestler 3022
147 Holabird Associates 1527
148 Holabird Kagin Americana 1462
149 Holliday 1233
150 Howell 8059
151 Howes 11600
152 HRS Alabama 1807 to 1840 345
153 HRS Arizona 1860 to 1890 161
154 HRS California 489
155 HRS Chicago Ante Fire 1877
156 HRS Idaho 1839 to 1890 180
157 HRS Iowa 1837 to 1860 195
158 HRS Kansas 1854 to 1876 2034
159 HRS Kentucky 1787 to 1810 812
160 HRS Kentucky Imprints 591
161 HRS Minnesota 1849 to 1865 656
162 HRS Missouri 1808 to 1850 705
163 HRS Nebraska 1847 to 1876 503
164 HRS Nevada 1859 to 1890 522
165 HRS Nevada 1859 to 1890 Add 9
166 HRS New Mexico 1784 to 1876 300
167 HRS Ohio 1796 to 1820 591
168 HRS Tennessee 1793 to 1840 469
169 HRS TN Nashville 481
170 HRS TN Nashville AppA 4
171 HRS TN Nashville AppB 20
172 HRS TN Nashville AppC 10
173 HRS TN Pamphlets and Broadsides 797
174 HRS Utica NY 1799 to 1830 572
175 HRS West Virginia 1791 to 1830 106
176 HRS Wisconsin 569
177 HRS Wisconsin 1850 to 1854 549
178 HRS Wisconsin 1855 to 1858 724
179 HRS Wisconsin 1859 to 1863 712
180 HRS Wisconsin 1864 to 1869 931
181 HRS Wyoming 1866 to 1890 168
182 Huntington1269 308
183 Huntington1309 330
184 Huntington1406 245
185 Huntington1698 1015
186 HV Jones Sale 580
187 HVJones 304
188 HVJones Check List 1746
189 JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung 3251
190 James D Cyr Auctioneer 1311
191 James D Julia Auctioneers 1100
192 JandS 13489
193 Jenkins 628
194 Jeschke Greve and Hauff 823
195 Jeschke Hauff und Auvermann 13821
196 Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH 13300
197 JMW Auction Gallery 1780
198 John Bellman Auctioneers 1489
199 John Howell Books Americana 718
200 John McInnis Auctioneers 2756
201 Johns Western Gallery 2826
202 Johnson 1415
203 Kapandji Morhange 13221
204 Kedem Auction 2534
205 Kenneth Karmiole 12221
206 Kenneth Nebenzahl 5907
207 Keno Auctions 15
208 Kestenbaum and Company 2016
209 Ketterer Kunst Doerling 33078
210 Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers 60302
211 Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen 211096
212 KLeach 5502
213 Knotty Pine Auction Service 6835
214 Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic Booksellers 709
215 Kraus 569
216 Laird Park 394
217 Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society 5178
218 Lathrop Harper 14598
219 Laurence Witten Rare Books 1645
220 Lawrences Auctioneers 1917
221 Le Libraire Alain Ferraton 29331
222 Leekley 373
223 Leonard and Company 1
224 Leslie Hindman Auctioneers 12375
225 LF Robinson 1304 701
226 Librairie Loeb Larocque 1212
227 Light Horse Auctions 169
228 Littell 1141
229 Longs 11280
230 Ludewig 1220
231 Lyon and Turnbull 13390
232 MacManus 65020
233 Madigan 213
234 Maggs 60208
235 Maggs VI 542
236 Map World 422
237 Marc van de Wiele Auctions 10322
238 Marshall 1044
239 McLemore Auction Company 63
240 Mealys Auctioneers 13093
241 Michaans Auctions 255
242 Michael Brown 781
243 Michael Treloar 92
244 Mid Hudson Auction Galleries 264
245 Midland 64251
246 Minerva Auctions Roma 5519
247 Morton Casa de Subastas 11072
248 MS Rare Books 34295
249 Murphy 3307
250 NAMagazines 255
251 National Art Galleries 1932 157
252 National Book Auctions 37641
253 Neal Auction Company 1832
254 Neret Minet and Tessier 21496
255 New England Auctions 2142
256 New England Book Auctions 15928
257 Norris 4311
258 Northeast Auctions 908
259 Nosbüsch & Stucke 2548
260 OGER et CAMPER 720
261 OGER et DUMONT 100
262 OGER et SEMONT 531
263 Old World Auctions 40174
264 One Of A Kind Collectibles 0
265 OSENAT 3360
266 Otto Lange 23114
267 Paige Auction 622
268 Pandolfini 515
269 Parke Bernet 32435
270 Paulo Adams Auction Service 118
271 PBA Galleries 112539
272 PC Petersburg 1786 to 1876 637
273 Pennypacker943 6707
274 Penrose 365
275 PIASA 34547
276 Picard Audap Solanet Velliet Teissedre 424
277 Pierre Berge and Associes 4733
278 Pilling 5532
279 Plaza Art Auction Galleries 129
280 Potomack Company 157
281 Poulin Antiques Auctions 1077
282 Profiles in History 14994
283 Rachel Davis Fine Arts 2588
284 Rago Arts and Auctions 165
285 Ralph Kristiansen 966
286 Randall and Windle 4447
287 Reiss and Sohn 59367
288 Remy Le Fur and Associes 197
289 RENAUD GIQUELLO ASSOCIES 374
290 Rice 2645
291 RM Smythe 923
292 Robert Brown 163
293 Robert Hayman 9117
294 Robert Siegel Galleries 3071
295 Robinson 9390
296 Romantic Agony Book and Print Auctions 39286
297 Rosenbach 8252
298 Rossini 4299
299 Royka Auctioneers Appraisers 176
300 RR Auction 43627
301 RW Olivers 550
302 Sabin 106729
303 Sabin Handy Bib 995
304 Sawyer 34396
305 Scribner 14048
306 Shapiro Auctioneers 5
307 Sheppards Irish Auction House 0
308 Siebert 1084
309 SJ Winslow Associates 5949
310 Skinner 12496
311 Soliday 5224
312 Sotheby Parke Bernet 15509
313 Sothebys 1017303
314 Southern 9651
315 Spink Shreves Galleries 1294
316 Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers 1710
317 Stockholms Auktionsverk 0
318 Streeter 4423
319 Swaen Map Auction 10376
320 Swann Galleries 351600
321 Tajan 7595
322 Terry Part I 361
323 Terry Part II 370
324 Terry Part III 444
325 The Written Word Autographs 941
326 Thomas Scheler 116
327 Thomaston Place Auction Galleries 1407
328 Three Rivers Auction Company 437
329 TN Luther Books 35327
330 Tooveys 8806
331 Trotting Hill Park Books 267
332 UP James 6491
333 Valley Auctions 453
334 Venator and Hanstein 15623
335 Vermot de Pas 5190
336 Vinson 112
337 Waddingtons 877
338 Watkins Americana 184
339 Waverly Auctions 19002
340 Webbs 546
341 William Allen 13871
342 William Parkinson 505
343 William Salloch 11786
344 William Schab 4827
345 Winter Associates 265
346 Witten 109
347 Woolley and Wallis 1112
348 Wright Howes 12365
349 Yeshiva Ahavas Torah Baranovich 355
350 Zamorano Eighty 80
351 Zisska and Kistner 22702
352 Zisska and Lacher 2084
353 Zisska and Schauer 28797