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Auction Name
William R. Bronson Collection of Ornithological Books
Auction Date
08/06/2020 - 08/06/2020
Sale Number
#31153
Total Lots
197
Sold Lots
197
Lots Sold
100.00%
Unsold Lots
0
Total Sales (USD)
75,329.75
Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
30,980.00
High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
46,470.00
Low Estimate of All Lots (USD)
30,980.00
High Estimate of All Lots (USD)
46,470.00
Total Sales as a % of High Est.
162.10%

Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
70061 George Edwards.

A Natural History of Uncommon Birds, and of Some Other Rare and Undescribed Animals.

1743 USD 800.00 - 1,200.00 USD 4,000.00
70084 William Thomas Greene.

Parrots in Captivity.

1884-1887. USD 800.00 - 1,200.00 USD 3,875.00
70149 Robert Ridgway.

A Nomenclature of Colors for Naturalists, and Compendium of Useful Knowledge for Ornithologists.

1886 USD 240.00 - 360.00 USD 3,875.00
70190 Alexander Wilson and Prince Charles Lucien Bonaparte.

American Ornithology; or, The Natural History of the Birds of the United States.

1876 USD 280.00 - 420.00 USD 3,875.00
70082 Andrew Jackson Grayson.

Birds of the Pacific Slope. A biography of the artist & naturalist 1818-1869 by Lois Chambers Stone.

1986 USD 800.00 - 1,200.00 USD 1,687.50
70023 William Beebe.

A Monograph of Pheasants.

1918-1922. USD 1,200.00 - 1,800.00 USD 1,625.00
70050 Richard Crawshay.

The Birds of Tierra Del Fuego.

1907 USD 600.00 - 900.00 USD 1,625.00
70051 John James Audubon.

The Original Water-Color Paintings by John James Audubon for The Birds of America. Reproduced in color for the first time from the collection at the New York Historical Society.

1966 USD 40.00 - 60.00 USD 1,625.00
70164 R. Bowdler Sharpe and Claude W. Wyatt.

A Monograph of the Hirundidae or Family of Swallows.

1885-1894. USD 240.00 - 360.00 USD 1,625.00
70014 Florence M. Bailey.

Handbook of Birds of the Western United States.

1902 USD 80.00 - 120.00 USD 1,562.50
70157 Thomas Say.

American Entomology, Descriptions of the Insects of North America, Volumes I and II and Glossary.

1824-1825. USD 400.00 - 600.00 USD 1,500.00
70080 John D. Godman, M.D.

American Natural History.

1826 USD 160.00 - 240.00 USD 1,375.00
70062 Daniel Giraud Elliot.

North American Shore Birds. A history of the snipes, sandpipers, plovers and their allies inhabiting the beaches and marshes of the Atlantic and Pacific coasts, the prairies, and the shores of the inland lakes and rivers of the North American continent.

1895 USD 200.00 - 300.00 USD 1,250.00
70193 Joseph Wolf.

Pheasant Drawings. Reproductions of the original sketches and the coloured plates of Elliot's "A Monograph of the Phasianidae, or family of the pheasants (1872)".

1988 USD 40.00 - 60.00 USD 1,250.00
70168 Jacob H. Studer.

The Birds of North America. One hundred and nineteen artistic colored plates representing the different species and varieties drawn and colored from nature.

1888 USD 400.00 - 600.00 USD 1,187.50
70017 S.F. Baird, T. M Brewer, R. Ridgeway.

A History of North American Birds.

1874 USD 80.00 - 120.00 USD 1,000.00
70018 S.F. Baird, T. M Brewer, R. Ridgeway.

A History of North American Birds.

1875 USD 80.00 - 120.00 USD 1,000.00
70010 [John James Audubon]. [Howard Corning, editor].

Journal of John James Audubon...

1929 USD 80.00 - 120.00 USD 968.75
70144 John C. Phillips.

A Natural History of the Ducks. With plates in color and in black and white from drawings by Frank W. Benson, Allan Brooks, and Louis Agassiz Fuertes.

1922-1926. USD 400.00 - 600.00 USD 968.75
70083 Crawford H. Greenwalt.

Hummingbirds.

[1960]. USD 160.00 - 240.00 USD 906.25
  • <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> MACHIAVELLI, Niccolò. <i>Nicholas Machiavel's Prince. Also, The life of Castruccio Castracani of Lucca…</i> Translated by Edward Dacres. London, 1640. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> FILSON, John. <i>The Discovery, Settlement and present State of Kentucke: and An Essay towards the Topography, and Natural History of that important Country…</i> Wilmington, Del.: James Adams, 1784. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> ELUARD, Paul. <i>Un poeme dans chaque livre.</i> Paris: Louis Broder, 1956. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> LEWIS, James Otto. [<i>Aboriginal Port Folio.</i> Philadelphia: Published by the Author, 1835-1836]. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> [ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS]. BOOK OF HOURS, use of Rome, in Latin. [Southern Netherlands (Ghent or Bruges), c.1460]. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> MORE, Thomas, Sir. <i>The Workes ... wrytten by him in the Englysh tongue.</i> Edited by William Rastell. London, 1557. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> [KELMSCOTT PRESS]. MORRIS, William. <i>Love is Enough.</i> Hammersmith: The Kelmscott Press, 1897. $5,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> LINCOLN, Abraham. Autograph endorsement signed as President (“A. Lincoln”), 24 February 1863. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> WASHINGTON, George. Address panel with autograph free frank signed ("G:o Washington"), as Commander in Chief of the Continental Army, 5 August 1777. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> GOREY, Edward. <i>The Beastly Baby.</i> N.p.: The Fantod Press, 1962. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> FROST, Robert. Photographic reproduction signed and inscribed ("Robert Frost”), to R.V. Thornton, 1955. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> GOREY, Edward. <i>The Bug Book.</i> New York: Looking Glass Library, 1959. $500 to $700.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Book of Hours with Illuminated Miniatures, France, mid-15th century. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Conradus de Alemania [Halberstadt the Elder], <i>Concordantiae Bibliorum,</i> Strassburg, 1474. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Christopher Marlowe, <i>The Jew of Malta,</i> London, 1633. Earliest extant edition of this antiauthoritarian Elizabethan play. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b><br>Sir Isaac Newton, <i>The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy,</i> first edition in English, 2 volumes, London, 1729. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> John Rae, <i>Narrative of an Expedition to the Shores of the Arctic Sea in 1846 and 1847,</i> first edition, London, 1850. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Philip Pittman, <i>The Present State of the European Settlements on the Mississippi…,</i> first edition, London, 1770. $10,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Cyanotype of an anatomy class at Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1895. $300 to $400.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Equine veterinary formulary, manuscript on paper, East Earl, Pennsylvania, circa 1860. $400 to $600.
  • <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> REGAMEY, Felix (1844-1906). Unique drawing showing Verlaine and Rimbaud in London, September 1872. €70,000 to 100,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> LABORDE, Alexandre de (1773-1842). <i>Voyage pittoresque et historique de l’Espagne.</i> Paris : 1806-1820. €20,000 to 30,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> BOCCACE, Jean (1313-1375). <i>Il Decamerone…</i> Venise : Gabriele Giolito di Ferrari, 1542.<br>€ 12,000 to 15,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> LAMBERT, Yvon (1936). Full collection of writings from <i>Une rêverie émanée de mes loisirs.</i> Paris : 1992 - 2018. €50,000 to 70,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> JOUVE, Paul (1878-1973) -- KIPLING, Rudyard (1865-1936). <i>La Chasse de Kaa.</i> Paris : Javal & Bourdeaux, 1930. €2,000 to 3,000
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