• <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.
  • <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Churchill (Winston) & Others. 1944 Commonwealth Prime Ministers’ Conference, 27 April 1944. £8,000 to £12,000.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Joyce (James). <i>Ulysses.</i> First English edition, 1922. £800 to £1,200.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Belzoni (Giovanni Battista). <i>Plates Illustrated of the Researches and Operations...in Egypt and Nubia,</i> FIRST EDITION, 1821-1822. £14,375 inc Buyers Premium.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Astor (John Jacob). A collection of rare letters, 9 January 1812- 4 September 1837. £26,000 inc Buyers Premium.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Rowling (J.K.) <i>Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone,</i> FIRST EDITION, first issue, 1997. £27,500 inc Buyers Premium.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Royal Family. Photograph of Queen Elizabeth, George VI, Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret, signed, 1946. £3,640 inc Buyers Premium.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Collodi (Carlo). <i>Le avventure di Pinocchio. Storia di un burattino,</i> FIRST EDITION, 1883. £8,401 inc Buyers Premium.
  • <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> <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.

Auction Reports

Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic Booksellers

Auction Info

Auction Name
George F. Kolbe Library Sale
Auction Date
10/26/2019 - 10/26/2019
Sale Number
#154
Total Lots
525
Sold Lots
393
Lots Sold
74.86%
Unsold Lots
132
Total Sales (USD)
235,135.13
Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
152,500.00
High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
152,500.00
Low Estimate of All Lots (USD)
177,500.00
High Estimate of All Lots (USD)
177,500.00
Total Sales as a % of High Est.
132.47%

Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
525

Decades of Correspondence, Ephemera & Miscellanea

USD 3,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 12,925.00
482

George Kolbe's Complete Hardcover Set of His Own Catalogues Including Extremely Rare Individual Bindings, &c.

1976-2018 USD 10,000.00 - 10,000.00 USD 8,225.00
261 [American Numismatic Society] American Numismatic & Archæological Society; Boston Numismatic Society; American Numismatic Society.

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF NUMISMATICS.

1866-1924 USD 6,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 8,225.00
451

Fractional Currency Shield

USD 4,000.00 - 4,000.00 USD 6,462.50
242 [Green, Edward H.R.].

THE STORY OF STACK's

USD 300.00 - 300.00 USD 4,993.75
1 Le Pois, Antoine.

DISCOURS SUR LES MEDALLES ET GRAVEURES ANTIQUES

1579 USD 1,500.00 - 1,500.00 USD 4,993.75
479

The Extremely Rare Early George F. Kolbe Fixed Price Lists: The Cataloguer's Own Complete Set

1967-1980 USD 3,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 4,700.00
133 Attinelli, E.J.

NUMISGRAPHICS

1876 USD 3,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 4,700.00
276 Numismatic Bibliomania Society.

THE ASYLUM; QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF THE NUMISMATIC BIBLIOMANIA SOCIETY. Volumes I through XXXV

(1980-2017 USD 3,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 3,818.75
2 Labbé, Philippe.

BIBLIOTHECA BIBLIOTHECARUM CURIS SECUNDIS AUCTIOR. ACCEDIT BIBLIOTHECA NUMMARIA IN DUAS PARTES TRIBUTA. I. DE ANTIQUIS NUMISMATIBUS. II. DE MONETIS PONDERIBUS & MENSURIS. CUM MANTISSA ANTIQUARIÆ SUPELLECTILIS EX ANNULIS SIGILLIS

1664 USD 1,500.00 - 1,500.00 USD 3,818.75
328 Baker, Samuel.

A CATALOGUE OF THE ENTIRE AND VALUABLE LIBRARY OF MARTIN FOLKES

1756 USD 500.00 - 500.00 USD 3,525.00
454

One of Four Extra-Illustrated Deluxe Copies of Collins & Breen on the 1794 Dollar

2007 [2008]. USD 500.00 - 500.00 USD 2,937.50
476

Complete Set of Hardcover Ford Catalogues

2003-2013. USD 2,000.00 - 2,000.00 USD 2,937.50
421 [Kolbe, George Frederick].

GEORGE FREDERICK KOLBE's GUEST BOOK. BY VARIOUS AUTHORS

1991 USD 1,000.00 - 1,000.00 USD 2,937.50
329 (Westreenen van Tiellandt, Willem H.J., Baron).

CATALOGUE DE LA BIBLIOTHÈQUE ET DU CABINET DE MÉDAILLES

1807 USD 1,500.00 - 1,500.00 USD 2,643.75
481

Complete Set of the Catalogues of George Frederick Kolbe: The Cataloguer's Own Set, Including Fixed Price Catalogues

1975-2019. USD 3,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 2,643.75
501

One of Only Three Copies Produced

2005 USD 750.00 - 750.00 USD 2,643.75
505

One of Only 3 Copies Bound in Full Morocco

2009 USD 1,000.00 - 1,000.00 USD 2,643.75
526

Extraordinary Large-Paper Copy of Kolbe's Numismatic Bibliography, Artistically Bound by Master Bookbinder Tini Miura

2012 USD 2,000.00 - 2,000.00 USD 2,643.75
262 [American Numismatic Society] American Numismatic & Archæological Society; American Numismatic Society.

PROCEEDINGS OF THE AMERICAN NUMISMATIC AND ARCHÆOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF NEW YORK... \/ PROCEEDINGS OF THE AMERICAN NUMISMATIC SOCIETY...

1878-1962 USD 1,800.00 - 1,800.00 USD 2,643.75
  • <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Macbeth: A Tragedy.</i> London, 1673. FIRST SEPARATE AND FIRST QUARTO EDITION. THE CHARLTON HESTON COPY. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> HEMINGWAY, ERNEST. <i>In Our Time.</i> Paris, 1924. FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> HAWTHORNE, NATHANIEL. <i>Fanshawe, A Tale.</i> Boston, 1828. FIRST EDITION OF AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> THOREAU, HENRY DAVID. <i>Walden; Or, Life in the Woods.</i> Boston, 1854. FINE COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies.</i> London, 1685. THE FOURTH FOLIO, Brewster/Bentley issue. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> STEIG, WILLIAM. Original maquette and 58 finished drawings for <i>The Agony in the Kindergarten,</i> one of Steig's most important books. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> VERNE, JULES. <i>A Journey to the Centre of the Earth.</i> New York & London, 1872. FIRST EDITION, RARE AMERICAN ISSUE, with Scribner & Welford cancel title. $5,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> KING, STEPHEN. <i>Carrie.</i> New York, 1974. INSCRIBED FIRST EDITION, OF AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. $1,200 to $1,800.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> APPLE MACINTOSH PROTOTYPE. 1983. The earliest known Macintosh with "Twiggy" drive, one of only two known working machines. $120,000 to $180,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> PLATO. <i>Timaeus</i> [AND] <i>Critias</i> [from Ficini's 1484 Opera]. A LANDMARK OF SCIENTIFIC THOUGHT. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</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. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> APPLE-1 COMPUTER. Signed by Steve Wozniak, used in development of Apple II. $200,000 to $300,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> DARWIN, CHARLES. 1809-1882. <i>On the Origin of Species By Means of Natural Selection.</i> London, 1859. FIRST EDITION. $80,000 to $120,000.
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