Auction Reports

Bonhams

Auction Info

Auction Name
History of Science and Technology, including Air and Space
Auction Date
11/05/2020 - 11/05/2020
Sale Number
#26078
Total Lots
120
Sold Lots
83
Lots Sold
69.17%
Unsold Lots
37
Total Sales (USD)
572,306.00
Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
337,000.00
High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
482,700.00
Low Estimate of All Lots (USD)
682,400.00
High Estimate of All Lots (USD)
975,000.00
Total Sales as a % of High Est.
58.70%

Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
1 DARWIN, CHARLES. 1809-1882.

On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection. or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life.

1859 USD 90,000.00 - 120,000.00 USD 168,825.00
23 GÖDEL, KURT. 1906-1978.

Group of 5 offprints, each signed and inscribed:

USD 40,000.00 - 60,000.00 USD 125,075.00
14

AN EXTREMELY EARLY EXAMPLE - Cinématographe, No 145,

c.1896 USD 70,000.00 - 90,000.00 USD 68,825.00
24 GÖDEL, KURT. 1906-1978.

3 Autograph Letters Signed ("Kurt Gödel" & "Kurt"), Princeton, 1966-1968

1966-1968 USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 11,950.00
20 EINSTEIN, ALBERT. 1879-1955.

Autograph Quotation Signed ("A. Einstein. 49"), "Die Fahn' ist ein Symbol dafür dass noch der Mensch ein Herdentier,"

1949 USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00 USD 10,075.00
85 GORDON COOPER

GORDON COOPER'S GEMINI 5 FLOWN UNITED STATES FLAG. WITH LETTER FROM COOPER DESCRIBING THE MISSION

USD 2,500.00 - 3,500.00 USD 10,075.00
78 ALAN SHEPARD AND THE MERCURY SEVEN

BOOK SIGNED & INSCRIBED BY SHEPARD THE DAY HE BECAME THE FIRST AMERICAN IN SPACE

USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00 USD 9,450.00
99

ORIGINAL "RED NUMBER" PHOTOGRAPH, 1968, with red NASA identification number in upper margin: "AS8-14-2383"

1968 USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 8,200.00
34 Joseph-Marie Jacquard [1752-1834]

A La Mémoire de J.M. Jacquard.

1839 USD 6,000.00 - 8,000.00 USD 7,575.00
119 Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins

APOLLO 11 LARGE FORMAT SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH 16 x 20-inch color photograph of Buzz Aldrin standing before the American flag planted on the Lunar surface, 1969.

1969 USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 6,950.00
18 EINSTEIN, ALBERT. 1879.1955

Autograph Manuscript Initialed ("A.E."),

1931] USD 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 USD 6,325.00
61 MERRYMAN, JERRY DALE. 1932-2019.

Collection of notes and technical drawings related to the invention of the hand-held calculator and other projects.

USD 4,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 5,700.00
19 EINSTEIN, ALBERT. 1879.1955

Letter Signed ("A. Einstein"), 2 pp (recto/verso), 4to,

1949 USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 5,075.00
102

Earthrise, color photograph taken by Bill Anders from the Command Service Module during Apollo 8 in 1968

1968 USD 1,200.00 - 1,800.00 USD 5,075.00
44

EGLI "THE MILLIONARE" CALCULATING MACHINE no. 2517,

, before 1905, 1895 patent USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 4,450.00
51

Preliminary Discussion of the Logical Design of an Electronic Computing Instrument.

1947 USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 4,450.00
155

Lunar Module Contingencies Flight Data File, 2 pp (recto/verso), August 31, 1972, SIGNED & INSCRIBED by Gene Cernan

1972 USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 4,450.00
35 BOOLE, GEORGE. 1815-1864.

An Investigation of The Laws of Thought on which are founded the Mathematical Theories of Logic and Probabilities.

1854 USD 1,500.00 - 2,500.00 USD 4,075.00
116

NASA "RED NUMBER" PHOTOGRAPH, with red NASA identification number in upper margin: "AS-40-5903."

USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 3,825.00
161

From the Earth to the Moon Direct in Ninety-Seven Hours and Twenty Minutes: And a Trip Round It.

1905 USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 3,825.00
  • <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 20.<br>Mrs S. C. Belnos.</b> <i>The Sundhya or the Daily Prayers of the Brahmins,</i> 1st edition, 1851. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 20.<br>Sir Harry Darell.</b> <i>China, India, Cape of Good Hope and Vicinity,</i> 1st edition, 1852. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 20.<br><i>Scots Magazine,</i></b> 61 volumes, 1739-1800. With important maps of North America. £1,500 to £2,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 21.<br>Ian Fleming.</b> <i>Casino Royale,</i> 1st edition, 1953. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 21.<br>Virginia Woolf.</b> <i>Really and Truly,</i> 1915. Autograph confessions book. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 21.<br>Evelyn Waugh.</b> <i>Vile Bodies,</i> 1st edition, 1930. £3,000 to £4,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 21.<br>J. R. R. Tolkien.</b> Autograph letter signed on Old English, with corrected typescript. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 21.<br>Lewis Carroll.</b> <i>The Hunting of the Snark,</i> 1st edition, 1876. Presentation copy. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 21.<br>Essex House Press.</b> <i>Poems of William Shakespeare,</i> 1899. One of 450 copies. £1,000 to £1,500.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 21.<br>Lafcadio Hearn.</b> <i>A Japanese Miscellany,</i> 1st edition, 1901. Presentation copy. £1,000 to £1,500.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 21.<br>Jules Verne.</b> <i>Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Seas,</i> 1st UK edition, 1873. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 21.<br>Charles Dickens.</b> <i>The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit,</i> 1st edition, 1844. Original cloth binding. £800 to £1,200.
  • <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>January Auction<br>January 23, 2021</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> AUDUBON, John James. <i>Carolina Parrot, Plate 26.</i> London: Robert Havell, 1827-1838. $125,000 to $175,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> AUDUBON, John James. <i>Fish Hawk or Osprey, Plate 81.</i> London: Robert Havell, 1827-1838. $145,000 to $175,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> AUDUBON, John James. <i>Brown Pelican, Plate 421.</i> London: Robert Havell, 1827-1838. $75,000 to $100,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>January Auction<br>January 23, 2021</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> DE BRY, Johann Theodore, attributed to. Pair of Watercolor studies of Tulips. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> FUERTES, Louis Agassiz. <i>Alaskan Brown Bear.</i> Watercolor and gouache on board. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> HILL, Thomas. <i>Big Trees.</i> Oil on canvas. c. 1903. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>January Auction<br>January 23, 2021</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> GOULD, John. <i>A Monograph of the Macropodidae or Family of Kangaroos.</i> London: by the author, August 1st 1841-May 1st 1842. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> GOULD, John. <i>A Monograph of the Odontophorinae, or Partridges of America.</i> London: Richard and John E. Taylor for the Author, [1844]-1850. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> JANSSONIUS, Joannes. <i>Atlantis majoris quinta pars, orbem maritimum seu omnium marium…</i> Amsterdam: Joannes Janssonius, 1652. $50,000 to $80,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>January Auction<br>January 23, 2021</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> DONCKER, Hendrik. <i>De Zee-Atlas ofte Water-Waereld, vertoonende alle de Zee-Kusten van het bekende deel des Aerd-Bodems.</i> Amsterdam: Henrick Doncker, [1658-1665]. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> BURR, David. <i>Map of the City and County of New York with the Adjacent Country.</i> Engraved map with original hand color. Ithaca, NY: Stone & Clark, 1839. $9,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> CURRIER, Nathaniel and IVES, James Merritt. <i>The City of New York.</i> Lithograph with original hand color. New York: Currier & Ives, 1884. $15,000 to $20,000.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Joseph F. Kernan, <i>College Football,</i> oil on canvas, <i>The Saturday Evening Post</i> cover, 1932. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Joseph C. Leyendecker, <i>Golfer Lighting a Cigarette,</i> oil on canvas, c.1920. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Howard Chandler Christy, <i>In the Field,</i> charcoal & watercolor, published in <i>Scribner’s,</i> 1902. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> N.C. Wyeth, <i>Standish Reading,</i> pen & ink, for <i>The Courtship of Miles Standish,</i> 1920. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Johnanna Stewart Mapes, <i>A Fairy Book,</i> conté crayon, for <i>St. Nicholas Magazine,</i> 1907. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Arnold Lobel, pen & ink, for <i>The Frog & Toad Coloring Book,</i> 1981. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Antonio Lopez, <i>Today’s Fashions,</i> study for <i>The New York Times,</i> 1981. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Charles Schulz, <i>“I’ll have to go back to the house…I forgot my rubbers…”</i> pen & ink, original 4-panel <i>Peanuts comic,</i> 1960. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Constantin Alajalov, <i>Family Tree,</i> watercolor and gouache, cover for <i>The New Yorker,</i> 1938. Estimate $3,000 to $4,000.
  • <center><b>Il Ponte Casa d'Aste<br>Books and Manuscripts<br>26 January 2021</b>
    <center><b>Il Ponte Casa d'Aste<br>Books and Manuscripts<br>26 January 2021</b>
    <center><b>Il Ponte Casa d'Aste<br>Books and Manuscripts<br>26 January 2021</b>
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