• <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Currier & Ives, <i>The Mississippi in Time of Peace,</i> hand-colored lithograph, 1865. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Hartmann Schedel, <i>Liber Cronicarum...,</i> Nuremberg, 1493. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Claudius Ptolemaeus, <i>Geographicae Enarrationis Libri Octo,</i> Lyons, 1535. $20,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Thomas Jefferys, <i>The American Atlas,</i> London, 1776-77. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> John Speed, <i>A Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World,</i> 20 miniature maps, London, 1665. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> <i>Biblia Das ist: Die Gantze Heilige Schrifft Durch D. Martin Luther Verteutscht,</i> illustrated cartographic Bible, Basel, 1665. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Early Hawaiian-language school geography, Lahainaluna Seminary, 1840. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Cornelis de Jode, <i>Africae Vera Forma, et Situs,</i> Antwerp, 1593. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Maria Vincenzo Coronelli, <i>America Settentrionale Colle Nuove Scoperte Sin All Anno,</i> Venice, 1688. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Johann Christoph Volkamer, <i>Nürnbergische Hesperides,</i> Nuremberg, 1708-1714. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Johann Bayer, <i>Uranometria, Omnium Asterismorum Continens Schemata...,</i> 51 celestial charts, c. 1603. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Manuscript map of Commodore Perry’s Black Ship squadron at Edo Bay, with manuscript sketchbook, ink & watercolor, Japan, c. 1853. $2,500 to $3,500.
  • <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> CLEMENS, SAMUEL L. <i>The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain.</i> Hartford: The American Publishing Company, 1876. $14,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> BATEMAN, JAMES. <i>The Orchidaceae of Mexico and Guatemala.</i> London: J. Ridgway & Sons for the author, [1837]-1843. $60,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> WHITMAN, WALT. <i>Leaves of Grass.</i> Brooklyn: [For the author by Andrew and James Rome,] 1855. $150,000 to $200,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> LEE, HARPER. Three “Seckatary Hawkins”-related books inscribed and signed by Harper Lee. $60,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> POE, EDGAR ALLAN. <i>The Raven.</i> New York: Wiley and Putnam, 1845. $120,000 to $180,000.

Auction Reports

Vermot de Pas

Auction Info

Auction Name
Books and Bindings, Posters and Old Paper
Auction Date
10/08/2019 - 10/08/2019
Sale Number
#61808
Total Lots
264
Sold Lots
141
Lots Sold
53.41%
Unsold Lots
123
Total Sales (EUR)
32,495.40
Low Estimate of Lots Sold (EUR)
19,408.00
High Estimate of Lots Sold (EUR)
24,115.00
Low Estimate of All Lots (EUR)
42,598.00
High Estimate of All Lots (EUR)
54,675.00
Total Sales as a % of High Est.
59.43%

Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
307

France Troisième République - 11 pièces Génie de 20 francs; 1875; 1876 (x2); 1877 (x2); 1878 (x2); 1896; 1897 (x2); 1898 Or Poids: 70,94 g

EUR 1,900.00 - 2,000.00 EUR 2,885.40
304

France Troisième République - 10 pièces Marianne de 20 francs; 1907 (x6); 1909; 1912 ( x3) Or Poids: 64,5 g

EUR 1,800.00 - 2,000.00 EUR 2,620.80
305

France Napoloéon III - 9 pièces de 20 francs tête nue; 1856; 1857; 1858 (x4); 1859 (x2); 1860 Or Poids: 57,78 g

EUR 1,600.00 - 1,700.00 EUR 2,343.60
65 BERNARD, Pierre-Joseph.

Œuvres.

1797 EUR 600.00 - 800.00 EUR 1,386.00
303

France Louis-Philippe I er - 5 pièces de 20 francs tête laurée, 1834; 1839; 1840; 1842; 1847 Or Poids: 31,99 g

EUR 900.00 - 1,000.00 EUR 1,323.00
329

Archives.

Not Available EUR 1,134.00
59

EPITOME Omnium Operum…

1549 EUR 150.00 - 200.00 EUR 945.00
1 HELYOT,P.

Histoire des Ordres Monastiques, Religieux et Militaires…

1714 EUR 800.00 - 1,000.00 EUR 907.20
81 PICASSO (Pablo), d’après

Suite de 180 dessins de Picasso. Verve N° 29/30.

[1954]. EUR 500.00 - 700.00 EUR 819.00
306

France Napoléon III - 3 pièces de 20 francs tête laurée; 1864; 1868; 1870 Or Poids: 19,3 g

EUR 550.00 - 600.00 EUR 806.40
331

PHOTOGRAPHIES.

Not Available EUR 756.00
64

L'Office de la Semaine Sainte, en latin et en françois, à l'usage de Rome et de Paris, imprimé par ordre de Madame Marie-Adelaïde de France.

1753 EUR 500.00 - 600.00 EUR 567.00
58

Aristotelis Stagiritae Moralia Nichomachia cum Eustratij Aspasij, Michaelis Ephesij, nonnullorumque aliorum Graecorum explanationibus, nuper a Ioanne Bernardo Feliciano Latinitate donata 1541.

1541 EUR 200.00 - 300.00 EUR 529.20
299 Delval FAP'ANIS .

Affiche polychrome Publicité Wall Années 30 Etat C Restaurations et tampon RF Cadre

EUR 300.00 - 400.00 EUR 478.80
323

Ensemble d’environ 100 dédicaces ou signatures originales sur bristol ou support libre, accompagnées d’un visuel.

Not Available EUR 478.80
5 Saint Thomas d'Aquin. Hunnaeus, Augustinus.

Summa theologiae sancti Thomae Aquinatis D. Angelici. Plurimis in margine perutilibus Notis ditata.

1629 EUR 150.00 - 200.00 EUR 441.00
16 TREVOUX.

Dictionnaire universel françois et latin, vulgairement appelé Dictionnaire de Trévoux.

1771 EUR 400.00 - 500.00 EUR 441.00
14 FLEURY, Abbé Claude.

Histoire ecclésiastique.

1722-1738. EUR 400.00 - 500.00 EUR 415.80
300

Magistrale, la Affiche pour l’apeeritif, Véritable Eau d’Arquebuse par Blachère, Distillateur à Avignon Imprimeee par les affiches Pichot a? Paris 158 x 119 cm Cadre

EUR 300.00 - 500.00 EUR 403.20
328

Ensemble d’une quarantaine d’illustrations originales, lithographies et gravures (Deveria, Villo, Kalaydjian, et anonymes).

Not Available EUR 378.00
  • <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.
  • <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 17:</b> [EINSTEIN, ALBERT]; JOHN GRAUDENZ [PHOTOGRAPHER]. Photographic portrait of Albert Einstein by John Graudenz, taken circa 1928. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 17:</b> ENIGMA M4. A fully operational four-rotor ("M4") Kriegsmarine Enigma Cipher Machine. Berlin-Wilmersdorf, Germany, Heimsoeth und Rinke, 1942. $300,000 to $500,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 17:</b> FEYNMAN, RICHARD P. <i>“Surely You’re Joking Mr. Feynman”. Adventures of a Curious Character.</i> New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1985. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 17:</b> An intact egg of the Aepyornis Maximus, or Elephant Bird. Pre-17th century, Madagascar. $35,000 to $45,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 17:</b> Palm frond with fish. Green River Formation, Wyoming, United States. <i>Sabalites sp.,</i> and <i>Diplomystus dentatus</i> Cenozoic, Eocene (53-33 million years ago). $60,000 to $70,000.
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