• <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>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>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.

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Auction Info

Auction Name
November Sale
Auction Date
11/16/2019 - 11/16/2019
Sale Number
#152478
Total Lots
85
Sold Lots
48
Lots Sold
56.47%
Unsold Lots
37
Total Sales (USD)
2,906,834.00
Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
2,552,400.00
High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
3,592,800.00
Low Estimate of All Lots (USD)
3,698,400.00
High Estimate of All Lots (USD)
5,236,800.00
Total Sales as a % of High Est.
55.51%

Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
30 AUDUBON, John James (1785 - 1851).

Audubon Aquatint Great Blue Heron

1827-1838. USD 300,000.00 - 400,000.00 USD 387,500.00
71 GOULD, John (1804-1881) - HART, William Matthew (1830-1908).

Gould's Birds of New Guinea

1875-1888. USD 350,000.00 - 500,000.00 USD 312,500.00
33 AUDUBON, John James (1785 - 1851).

Audubon Aquatint Louisiana Heron

1827-1838. USD 125,000.00 - 175,000.00 USD 212,500.00
41 AUDUBON, John James (1785 - 1851).

Audubon Aquatint Snowy Heron

1827-1838. USD 175,000.00 - 225,000.00 USD 200,000.00
62 GOULD, John (1804-1881) and SHARPE, Richard Bowdler (1847-1909).

Gould's Birds of Asia

1850-1883. USD 170,000.00 - 220,000.00 USD 200,000.00
9 AUDUBON, John James (1785 - 1851).

Audubon Aquatint Fish Hawk

1827-1838. USD 125,000.00 - 175,000.00 USD 158,750.00
14 AUDUBON, John James (1785 - 1851).

Audubon Aquatint Pileated Woodpecker

1827-1838. USD 100,000.00 - 150,000.00 USD 112,500.00
29 AUDUBON, John James (1785 - 1851).

Audubon Aquatint Wood Duck

1827-1838. USD 100,000.00 - 130,000.00 USD 106,250.00
36 AUDUBON, John James (1785 - 1851).

Audubon Aquatint Long-Billed Curlew

1827-1838. USD 100,000.00 - 150,000.00 USD 106,250.00
61 GOULD, John (1804-1881).

Gould's Birds of Europe

[1832]-1837. USD 100,000.00 - 150,000.00 USD 106,250.00
8 AUDUBON, John James (1785 - 1851).

Audubon Aquatint Ivory-Billed Woodpecker

1827-1838. USD 100,000.00 - 140,000.00 USD 100,000.00
60 GOULD, John (1804-1881).

Gould's Birds of Great Britain

[1862]-1873. USD 70,000.00 - 90,000.00 USD 81,250.00
64 GOULD, John (1804-1881).

Gould's Monograph of Trogonidae

1835-38. USD 60,000.00 - 90,000.00 USD 68,750.00
65 GOULD, John (1804-1881).

Gould's Monograph of Trogonidae

1858-75. USD 25,000.00 - 35,000.00 USD 68,750.00
67 GOULD, John (1804-1881).

Gould's Monograph of the Ramphastidae

[1833]-35. USD 60,000.00 - 90,000.00 USD 62,500.00
76 AUDUBON, John James (1785–1851).

Audubon's Birds of America Octavo

1840–1844. USD 60,000.00 - 90,000.00 USD 56,250.00
5 AUDUBON, John James (1785 - 1851).

Audubon Aquatint Ruby-Throated Humming Bird

1827-1838. USD 40,000.00 - 60,000.00 USD 43,750.00
79 SMITH, Charles & Son.?

Smith Terrestrial and Celestial Globes

c. 1825. USD 25,000.00 - 40,000.00 USD 43,750.00
18 AUDUBON, John James (1785 - 1851).

Audubon Aquatint Meadow Lark

1827-1838. USD 40,000.00 - 60,000.00 USD 40,640.00
26 AUDUBON, John James (1785 - 1851).

Audubon Aquatint Canada Goose

1827-1838. USD 45,000.00 - 65,000.00 USD 40,625.00
  • <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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