• <b>Bonhams History of Science and Technology. September 21. Consignments Now Invited.</b>
    <b>Bonhams Fine Books and Manuscripts. September 22. Consignments Now Invited.</b>
  • <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Catalogue 160: Magnificent Books, Manuscripts, & Photographs
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Shakespeare's First Folio (1623)
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Charles Darwin family photograph album
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Spectacular album of mammoth photos of the American West by Watkins & others
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Washington family copy of The Federalist (1788)
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Underground Railroad runaway broadside (1857)
  • Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Fine Books and Manuscripts, August 5th.
    <b>Leslie Hindman Aug 5:</b> Lot 3. Lewis, Meriwether and William Clark. <i>History of the Expedition under the Command</i>... 1814. $50,000-$70,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Aug 5:</b> Lot 90. Audubon, John James. <i>The Birds of America, from Drawings Made in the United States</i>... $30,000-$50,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Aug 5:</b> Lot 19. Hutchins, Thomas and George Louis le Rouge. <i>Partie Occidentale de la Virginie,</i> ... $8,000-$12,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Aug 5:</b> Lot 88. Truman, Harry. Signed Presidential Proclamation ... Surrender of Germany. 1945. $6,000-$8,000
    Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Fine Books and Manuscripts, August 5th.
    <b>Leslie Hindman Aug 5:</b> Lot 15. <i>The American Military Pocket Atlas ... Maps, both General and Particular, of The British Colonies</i>... $4,000-$6,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Aug 5:</b> Lot 95. Buller, Walter Lawry. <i>A History of the Birds of New Zealand</i>. London, 1873. First edition. $3,000-$5,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Aug 5:</b> Lot 89. Audubon, John Hames and John Bachman.<i>The Quadrupeds of North America</i>. New York, 1852-1854. 3 vols. Complete. $3,000-$5,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Aug 5:</b> Lot 124. Bracciolini, Poggio. <i>Poggii Florentini Oratoris Clarissimi</i> ... Argentinae, 1513. 2 parts in one. $3,000-$5,000
    Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Fine Books and Manuscripts, August 5th.
    <b>Leslie Hindman Aug 5:</b> Lot 85. Book signed by H. Hoover and over 190 members of his administration, 1929-1933. $3,000-$5,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Aug 5:</b> Lot 252. Carroll, Lewis. <i>Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass</i>. 2 vols. $3,000-$5,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Aug 5:</b> Lot 78.<br>Currier and Ives. <i>A Midnight Race on the Mississippi</i>. New York, 1860. Large folio lithograph, hand-colored. $3,000-$5,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Aug 5:</b> Lot 268. <br>(The Beatles) Autographed note card signed in pen by all four members. Framed and matted with repro photo. $3,000-$5,000

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Book Catalogue Reviews - November - 2004 Issue

Voyages And More From The Antiquariaat Forum

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Richard Hakluyt was an English geographer who determined to write down the history of world voyages, particularly those of Englishmen, at the dawn of the 17th century. After publishing a one-volume edition of his most famous work in 1589, he came back to greatly expand his writing a decade later. Item 21 is a copy of that three-volume second edition from 1599-1600 of The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation. It remains one of the most important books of voyages and discovery four centuries later. Item 21. EU26,900 (US $34,304).

We will close with a book by George Psalmanaazaar, An Historical and Geographical Description of Formosa, dated 1704. If you would like to know more about life on the island now better known as Taiwan three hundred years ago, don't read this book. It's a fraud. So was George Psalmanaazaar. Anytime you see someone with six "a's" in their last name, watch out. Psalmanaazaar passed himself off as a native convert to the Church of England, when in reality he was a Frenchman. His history and even geography of Formosa was made up. Speaking of this book, Boswell, in his "Life of Johnson," states, "So gross is the forgery that it almost passes belief that it was widely accepted as a true narrative." Among Psalmanaazaar's claims, Boswell points out, was that "he asserted also that in an island that is only about half as large as Ireland 18,000 boys were sacrificed every year." Boswell further notes that Protestant England was willing to accept Psalmanaazaar's lies because many of them were directed against the Catholic Jesuits. Late in life, Psalmanaazaar would finally admit to the fraud. Item 43. EU1,950 (US $2,483).

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