Auction Reports

PBA Galleries

Auction Info

Auction Name
Americana - Yosemite - Travel & Exploration - World History - Cartography
Auction Date
10/24/2019 - 10/24/2019
Sale Number
#686
Total Lots
381
Sold Lots
281
Lots Sold
73.75%
Unsold Lots
100
Total Sales (USD)
202,710.00
Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
177,380.00
High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
275,800.00
Low Estimate of All Lots (USD)
247,790.00
High Estimate of All Lots (USD)
386,400.00
Total Sales as a % of High Est.
52.46%

Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
206

Sun Pictures of the Yo Semite Valley, Cal.

1874 USD 40,000.00 - 60,000.00 USD 66,000.00
155 King, Clarence

Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada

1872 USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 10,200.00
207 Whitney, Josiah Dwight

The Yosemite Book; a Description of the Yosemite Valley and the Adjacent Region of the Sierra Nevada, and of the Big Trees of California

1868 USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD 8,400.00
255 Morden, Robert

Geography rectified: or, A description of the world, in all its kingdoms, provinces, countries, islands, cities, towns, seas, rivers, bays, capes, ports... Illustrated with seventy six maps...

1688 USD 6,000.00 - 9,000.00 USD 4,800.00
240 Arrowsmith, John

The London Atlas of Universal Geography, Exhibiting the Physical & Political Divisions of the Various Countries of the World, Constructed from Original Materials

1838 USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 4,200.00
67 Hennepin, Louis

Nouvelle Decouverte d'un tres Grand Pays Situe dans Amerique, entre le Nouveau Mexique, et La Mer Glaciele

1697 USD 6,000.00 - 9,000.00 USD 3,900.00
179 Taber, I.W., et al

Photograph album with many Yosemite views by C.E. Watkins and others, with imprints of Isaiah W. Taber and others

[c.1880s?] USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 3,300.00
193

The Sierra Club Bulletin

1893-1912 USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 3,300.00
60 Franklin, Benjamin

Political, Miscellaneous, and Philosophical Pieces; Arranged under the following heads, and distinguished by initial letters in each leaf: [G.P.] General politics; [A.B.T.] American politics before the troubles; [A.D.T.] American politics during the troub

1779 USD 4,000.00 - 7,000.00 USD 3,300.00
243 Faden, William

Geographical Exercises calculated to facilitate the study of Geography and by an expeditious method to imprint a knowledge of the science on the minds of youth with a concise introduction, explaining the principles of Geography

1777-[1783] USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 1,800.00
172 Muir, John

The Writings of John Muir, Manuscript Edition

1916-24 USD 800.00 - 1,200.00 USD 1,680.00
222 Darwin, Charles

The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex

1871 USD 2,500.00 - 3,500.00 USD 1,560.00
316

Approximately 150 issues of Newsmap - with maps, photographs and text in large broadside format

1942-1945 USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 USD 1,560.00
181

Yosemite Photo album circa 1886

[c.1886] USD 300.00 - 500.00 USD 1,440.00
120 Adams, Ansel

Special Edition of Fine Prints: Photographs of Yosemite - Yosemite Falls

[n.d.] USD 2,500.00 - 3,500.00 USD 1,440.00
2 Taylor, William

Virginia slave-trader's business letter on the eve of Civil War

Aug. 21, 1860 USD 800.00 - 1,200.00 USD 1,320.00
275 Herrmann, Chas.

Map of the Taaffe Partition in the Rancho Purissima Concepcion. Compiled for Christmas & Gray and W.C. Rome, August 1904...

1904 USD 600.00 - 900.00 USD 1,320.00
289

[Touring map of the High Sierra: California and Nevada]

[1939] USD 700.00 - 1,000.00 USD 1,320.00
98 Roosevelt, Theodore

The Winning of the West

1900 USD 1,500.00 - 2,000.00 USD 1,320.00
259 Ravenstein, August

Embossed Atlas for Elementary Instruction in Physical Geography. Containing Maps of Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Australasia and Polynesia, together with an Ideal Picture of the Physical Geography of the World; Executed in Relief, a

c.1880 USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 1,200.00
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 13:</b> Emil Cardinaux, <i>Winter in der Schweiz,</i> 1921. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 13:</b> Evelyn Rumsey Carey, <i>Pan American Exposition / Niagara / Buffalo,</i> 1901. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 13:</b> Arnost Hofbauer, <i>Topicuv Salon,</i> 1898. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 13:</b> Alphonse Mucha, <i>Job,</i> 1896. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 13:</b> Georges de Feure, <i>Le Journal des Ventes,</i> 1898. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 13:</b> Alphonse Mucha, <i>Cycles Perfecta,</i> 1897. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 13:</b> Edward Penfield, <i>Orient Cycles / Lead the Leaders,</i> circa 1895. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 13:</b> Adrien Barrère, <i>L’Ideal du Touriste,</i> 1903. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 13:</b> Willem Frederick Ten Broek, <i>New York / Wereldtentoonselling / Holland – Amerika Lijn,</i> 1938. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 13:</b> Dwight Clark Shepler, <i>Sun Valley / Union Pacific.</i> $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 13:</b> Sascha Maurer, <i>Flexible Flyer Splitkein / Smuggler’s Notch,</i> circa 1935. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 13:</b> Louis Bonhajo, <i>Vote / League of Women Voters,</i> 1920. $2,000 to $3,000.
  • <b>One of a Kind Collectibles Auctions: Rare Autographs, Sports, Books and Photography. January 23, 2020</b>
    <b>One of a Kind Collectibles, Jan. 23:</b> Abraham Lincoln Endorsement Signed, March 16, 1865. Framed with a lithograph of Lincoln by Dwight C. Sturges.
    <b>One of a Kind Collectibles, Jan. 23:</b> Thomas Edison Stunning Signed Portrait.
    <b>One of a Kind Collectibles, Jan. 23:</b> Franz Liszt Signed Photo.
    <b>One of a Kind Collectibles Auctions: Rare Autographs, Sports, Books and Photography. January 23, 2020</b>
    <b>One of a Kind Collectibles, Jan. 23:</b> Subscription for Portraits of the Presidents Signed by J. Q. Adams, Polk, Jackson, Buchanan, and Writers Dickens, Bryant and More!
    <b>One of a Kind Collectibles, Jan. 23:</b> Vinson Supreme Court Signed Presentation Photo.
    <b>One of a Kind Collectibles, Jan. 23:</b> Marilyn Monroe & Joe DiMaggio Collection of Three Financial Items.
    <b>One of a Kind Collectibles Auctions: Rare Autographs, Sports, Books and Photography. January 23, 2020</b>
    <b>One of a Kind Collectibles, Jan. 23:</b> Rare Sigmund Freud ALS Related to Sexual Issues.
    <b>One of a Kind Collectibles, Jan. 23:</b> New York Yankees team signed baseball c.1937 including Gehrig, DiMaggio, Dickey, Gomez and others.
    <b>One of a Kind Collectibles, Jan. 23:</b> Salvador Dali Original Drawing in <i>Dali</i> by David Larkin.
    <b>One of a Kind Collectibles Auctions: Rare Autographs, Sports, Books and Photography. January 23, 2020</b>
    <b>One of a Kind Collectibles, Jan. 23:</b> Charles Wilson Peale, Association Miniature of Dr. Ebenezer Crosby after Charles Willson Peale. Gouache on ivory miniature attributed to Peale.
    <b>One of a Kind Collectibles, Jan. 23:</b> William McKinley Signed Oversize Photograph Incredible 20"x24".
    <b>One of a Kind Collectibles, Jan. 23:</b> Margaret Mitchell Signed <i>Gone With The Wind</i> -- First Edition.
  • <b>Sotheby’s, Jan. 27:</b> [Paine, Thomas]. Common Sense; Addressed to the Inhabitants of America… Philadelphia: R. Bell, 1776. $200,000 to $250,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jan. 27:</b> Lincoln, Abraham. Autograph letter signed, to Joshua Reed Giddings, 21 May 1860. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jan. 27:</b> Oakley, Annie. <i>A Brief Sketch of Her Career and Notes on Shooting.</i> [N.p.]: ca. 1913, Signed. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jan. 27:</b> Washington, George. One autograph letter signed & 3 letters signed to General Alexander McDougall, September 1777. $70,000 to $100,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jan. 27:</b> Mather, Cotton. <i>The Wonders of the Invisible World. Being an account of the tryals of several witches...</i> London: 1693. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jan. 27:</b> James, Benjamin.<i><br>A Treatise on the Management of the Teeth.</i> Boston, 1814. $2,000 to $3,000.
  • <b>Bonhams:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Measure for Measure</i> (extracted from the First Folio). London, 1623. Sold for $52,575.
    <b>Bonhams:</b> HAWTHORNE, NATHANIEL. <i>Fanshawe, A Tale.</i> Boston, 1828. FIRST EDITION OF AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Sold for $47,575.
    <b>Bonhams:</b> THOREAU, HENRY DAVID. <i>Walden; Or, Life in the Woods.</i> Boston, 1854. FINE COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION. Sold for $12,575.
    <b>Bonhams: </b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies.</i> London, 1685. THE FOURTH FOLIO, Brewster/Bentley issue. Sold for $43,825.
    <b>Bonhams:</b> STEIG, WILLIAM. Original maquette and 58 finished drawings for <i>The Agony in the Kindergarten,</i> one of Steig's most important books. Sold for $12,575.
    <b>Bonhams:</b> KING, STEPHEN. <i>Carrie.</i> New York, 1974. INSCRIBED FIRST EDITION, OF AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Sold for $1,912.50.
    <b><center>Bonhams<br>Consignments invited (2020)</b>
    <b>Bonhams:</b> APPLE MACINTOSH PROTOTYPE. 1983. The earliest known Macintosh with "Twiggy" drive, one of only two known working machines. Sold for $150,075.
    <b>Bonhams:</b> LOVELACE, AUGUSTA ADA. Sketch of the Analytical Engine Invented by Charles Babbage Esq. London, 1843. FIRST EDITION, JOURNAL ISSUE, MOST IMPORTANT PAPER IN EARLY DIGITAL COMPUTING. Sold for $15,075.
    <b>Bonhams:</b> APPLE-1 COMPUTER. Signed by Steve Wozniak, used in development of Apple II. Sold for $175,075.
    <b>Bonhams:</b> DARWIN, CHARLES. 1809-1882. <i>On the Origin of Species By Means of Natural Selection.</i> London, 1859. FIRST EDITION. Sold for $131,325.
    <b>Bonhams:</b> BOOLE, GEORGE. <i>An Investigation of the Laws of Thought.</i> London, 1854. Sold for $12,575.
    <b>Bonhams:</b> SHANNON, CLAUDE and WARREN WEAVER. <i>The Mathematical Theory of Communication.</i> Urbana, 1949. Sold for $27,575.
Ask Questions