• <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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From Ptolemy to Stuyvesant from Antiquariaat Forum

Mountains

The Pyrenees Mountains in France, as drawn by Melling.


Voyage pittoresque dans les Pyrenees Francaises et dans les departments adjacents offers a beautiful excursion through the Pyrenees Mountains of France. The French government commissioned artist Antoine-Ignace Melling to produce a series of drawings of the mountains, to show that they were as beautiful as the Alps. Melling did not fail. Text was provided by Joseph-Antoine Cervini, and this magnificent book was published in 1830. Item 14. C15,000 (US $19,328).

Peter Stuyvesant was the leading New Yorker before there was a New York. He was the Governor of the earlier Dutch colony to occupy that space, New Amsterdam. He was noted as a generally good leader, and a promoter of education, but was also a bit more intolerant of minority religions than the usually progressive Dutch. Stuyvesant assumed leadership of the colony in 1647, but surrendered the territory to the British after the Anglo-Dutch War. The British King Charles II gave the tract of land to his brother and future King James II, then the Duke of York, which explains the city's current name. Stuyvesant returned to the Netherlands, but was then allowed to go back to his old estate on Manhattan Island. On the way back, he stopped in England, where he received permission to conduct trade between the Netherlands and his old colony, that permission being limited to just three ships and seven years. Item 98 is a 1667 safe conduct letter for one of those three ships, the "Nieuw Jork," and is signed by the Duke of York himself. A year later, the British changed their mind and revoked this permission. However, Stuyvesant remained on his 62-acre estate in Manhattan (what would that be worth today!) for the remainder of his life. C40,000 ($US 51,500).

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