• <center><b>Gonnelli Auction House<br>Books and Graphics<br>26th-29th of October 2021</b>
    <b>Gonnelli Auction 31, Oct. 28th- 29th:</b><br>Books from XV to XX Century
    <b>Gonnelli Auction 31, Oct. 28th:</b><br>Manuscripts and autographs
    <b>Gonnelli Auction 31, Oct. 28th:</b><br>Artist books
    <b>Gonnelli Auction 31, Oct. 28th:</b><br>Cars & more
    <b>Gonnelli Auction 31, Oct. 28th:</b><br>Magazines
    <b>Gonnelli Auction 31, Oct. 28th- 29th:</b><br>Books from XV to XX Century
  • <b>Bonhams, Nov. 3:</b> STEVE JOBS REVEALS HIS SPIRITUAL SIDE. Autograph Letter to Tim Brown, 1974. $200,000 to $300,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Nov. 3:</b> DIDEROT, DENIS. 1713-1784; & JEAN LE ROND D'ALEMBERT. 1717-1783, EDITORS. <i>Encyclopedie, ou dictionnaire raisonne des sciences, des arts et des metiers.</i> $30,000 to $50,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Nov. 3:</b> Albert Einstein: Philosopher-Scientist. Evanston, Illinois: Library of Living Philosophers, 1949. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Nov. 3:</b> APPLE MACINTOSH PROTOTYPE, 1982. Earliest known to appear at auction. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Nov. 3:</b> TRINITY PROJECT: STAFFORD L. WARREN. $50,000 to $70,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Nov. 3:</b> JIMMY HARE PHOTOGRAPH OF WRIGHT FLYER SIGNED BY BOTH WRIGHT BROTHERS, 1908. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Nov. 3:</b> HAGELIN CX-52 CIPHER MACHINE, Type D, Switzerland, Crypto AG, 1950s, no 33454. $5,000 to $7,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Nov. 3:</b> FEYNMAN WORKING ON QUARK THEORY. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Nov. 3:</b> STEVE JOBS SETS THE STAGE FOR DESKTOP PUBLISHING. Signed document, 1982. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Nov. 3:</b> MEMORYMOOG PLUS, THE CLASSIC ANALOG POLYSYNTH OF THE 1980S. $7,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Nov. 3:</b> WRIGHT BROTHERS: DAYTON 1909, <i>The Nation State and City Welcome the World's Greatest Aviators.</i> $12,000 to $18,000.
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>The Ricky Jay Collection<br>October 27 & 28, 2021</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, Oct. 27-28:</b> "Remarkable Persons". A remarkable collection of remarkable characters. $100,000 to $150,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Oct. 27-28:</b> Scot, Reginald. A serious debunking witchcraft and demonology. $50,000 to $70,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Oct. 27-28:</b> (Buchinger, Matthias). Buchinger's own family tree. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Oct. 27-28:</b> Bibrowski, Stephan. Most likely reading A Midsummer Night's Dream. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Oct. 27-28:</b> Kellar, Harry (Heinrich Keller). Kellar loses his head. $4,000 to $6,000.
  • <b><center>Hindman:<br>Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts,<br>Including Americana<br>November 9-10, 2021
    <b>Hindman, Nov. 9-10:</b> HOOKE, Robert (1635-1702). <i>Micrographia: Or Some Psychological Descriptions of Minute Bodies Made by Magnifying Glasses.</i> London: for James Allestry, 1667. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Hindman, Nov. 9-10:</b> [THE FEDERALIST PAPERS]. -- [HAMILTON, Alexander, James MADISON and John JAY. <i>The Federalist: A Collection of Essays, Written in Favour of the New Constitution…</i> $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Hindman, Nov. 9-10:</b> FUCHS, Leonhart (1501-1566). <i>Histoire des Plantes de M. Leonhart Fuschsius, avec les noms Grecs, Latins & Fraçoys.</i> Paris: Arnold Byrkman, 1549. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b><center>Hindman:<br>Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts,<br>Including Americana<br>November 9-10, 2021
    <b>Hindman, Nov. 9-10:</b> AUDEBERT, Jean Baptiste (1759-1800). <i>Histoire naturelle des singes et des makis.</i> Paris: Desray, An XIII [1799-1800]. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Hindman, Nov. 9-10:</b> [UNITED STATES CONTINENTAL CONGRESS]. <i>Journals of the Congress...</i>Volume I (Sept. 5, 1774-Jan. 1, 1776) through Volume XIII (November 1787-November 1788). $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Hindman, Nov. 9-10:</b> [UNITED STATES CONTINENTAL CONGRESS]. <i>The Journals of the Proceedings of Congress. Held at Philadelphia, from January to May, 1776.</i> $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b><center>Hindman:<br>Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts,<br>Including Americana<br>November 9-10, 2021
    <b>Hindman, Nov. 9-10:</b> [TEXAS]. <i>Map of Bexar County, Texas.</i> San Antonio and Austin: Samuel Maverick & John H. Traynham, 1889. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Hindman, Nov. 9-10:</b> GARDNER, Alexander (1821-1882). Imperial albumen Photograph. <i>Scenes in the Indian Country</i> [Fort Laramie]. $5,000 to $7,000.
    <b>Hindman, Nov. 9-10:</b> WILLIAMS, H. Noel. <i>Madame Recamier and her Friends.</i> London and New York: Harper & Brothers, 1906. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <b><center>Hindman:<br>Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts,<br>Including Americana<br>November 9-10, 2021
    <b>Hindman, Nov. 9-10:</b> [MOSER, Barry, illustrator]. <i>The Holy Bible. Containing All the Books of the Old and New Testaments.</i> North Hatfield, MA and New York City: Pennyroyal Caxton Press, 1999. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Hindman, Nov. 9-10:</b> [PRINTS]. MOSER, Barry. Alice in Her Sister’s Reverie. [1982]. 433 x 552 mm. Signed and captioned by Moser in pencil, designated artist’s proof (“ap”). $1,000 to $1,500.
    16 <b>Hindman, Nov. 9-10:</b> [MOSER, Barry, illustrator]. A group of 4 wood-engraved plates for the Pennyroyal Press edition <i>The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.</i> [West Hatfield, MA: Pennyroyal Press, 1985]. $600 to $800.

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Vermot de Pas

Auction Info

Auction Name
PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORY OF THE SPACE CONQUEST OF THE 20TH CENTURY
Auction Date
07/20/2021 - 07/20/2021
Sale Number
#116950
Total Lots
313
Sold Lots
27
Lots Sold
8.63%
Unsold Lots
286
Total Sales (EUR)
14,578.20
Low Estimate of Lots Sold (EUR)
14,400.00
High Estimate of Lots Sold (EUR)
19,200.00
Low Estimate of All Lots (EUR)
248,600.00
High Estimate of All Lots (EUR)
332,600.00
Total Sales as a % of High Est.
4.38%

Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
82 Nasa.

The first Earth survey observed from the Moon by the Apollo 8 Mission.

1968 EUR 600.00 - 800.00 EUR 1,701.00
134 Nasa.

Apollo 11 mission. Historical close-up view of astronaut Buzz Aldrin standing on the lunar surface.

1969 EUR 1,200.00 - 1,500.00 EUR 1,260.00
158 NASA.

Apollo 11 mission.

1969 EUR 800.00 - 1,200.00 EUR 756.00
274 NASA.

Planète MARS. Cette fantastique photographie dite "Vue Orthographique" c'est à dire équivalente à celle qu'un humain verrait depuis l'Espace de la planète MARS a été réalisée à partir de 1000 photographies acquises par la sonde VIKING ORBITER.

1998 EUR 600.00 - 800.00 EUR 604.80
260 Nasa.

Astronaut Bruce McCandless II (Space Shuttle Mission STS 41-B), participates in a historic spacewalk.

1984 EUR 600.00 - 800.00 EUR 579.60
168 NASA.

Apollo 11 mission.

1969 EUR 600.00 - 800.00 EUR 567.00
171 NASA.

Apollo 10 mission. A beautiful view of the Earth rising above the lunar horizon photographed from the Apollo 10 lunar module.

1969 EUR 600.00 - 800.00 EUR 567.00
216 Nasa.

Apollo 17. Fantastic view of the Earth from the Apollo 17 mission as the crew of the last Apollo mission is on its way to the Moon.

1972 EUR 600.00 - 800.00 EUR 567.00
267 Nasa.

Fantastique vue de la nébuleuse du Chat observée depuis le télescope HUBBLE.

1994 EUR 600.00 - 800.00 EUR 567.00
282 NASA.

Extraordinary global view of the planet Saturn and its rings taken by the Cassini space probe in 2004.

2004 EUR 600.00 - 800.00 EUR 567.00
293 Nasa.

The Eagle Nebula consists of a cluster of stars and numerous emission nebulae and dark nebulae in the constellation Snake.

Circa 2010 EUR 600.00 - 800.00 EUR 567.00
295 Nasa.

Fantastic view of the moon made from a mosaic of nearly 1300 images taken by the wide angle camera of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft.

2010 EUR 600.00 - 800.00 EUR 567.00
308 NASA. HUBBLE.

Extraordinary photograph of one of the most famous image of the HUBBLE telescope: that of the 3 Pillars of Creation realized 25 years after the first shooting.

2015 EUR 600.00 - 800.00 EUR 567.00
313 Nasa.

Cassini mission. The last photograph of the planet Saturn taken by the CASSINI probe in September 2017.

Two days after this historic final photograph, CASSINI disintegrated into Saturn's hazy atmosphere after completing its mission perfectly. EUR 600.00 - 800.00 EUR 567.00
268 NASA.

One of the magnificent first views from the HUBBLE telescope in the mid-1990s showed for the first time to the scientific world the face of the planetary nebula NGC 6543, also known as the "Cat's Eye Nebula".

mid-1990s EUR 600.00 - 800.00 EUR 504.00
72 Nasa.

Apollo 8 mission. A beautiful view of the lunar surface taken by the Apollo 8 astronauts who were the first humans to approach the moon in December 1968 from a distance of more than 300,000 kilometers from their native Earth.

1968 EUR 500.00 - 600.00 EUR 491.40
81 NASA.

Beautiful view of the planet Earth observed by the astronauts of the Apollo 8 mission while returning from their mission which saw for the 1st time the Man turning in orbit around the Moon.

1968 EUR 500.00 - 600.00 EUR 491.40
110 NASA.

Apollo 11 mission. Deployment of the Early Apollo Scientific Experiments Package (EASEP) by astronaut Buzz Aldrin.

1969 EUR 500.00 - 600.00 EUR 491.40
69 Nasa.

Liftoff of the first Saturn 1 (SA-1) rocket from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

1961 EUR 500.00 - 700.00 EUR 441.00
257 NASA.

A rare and unique NASA photograph that shows Saturn's ring system in its highest resolution to date.

1981 EUR 400.00 - 600.00 EUR 378.00
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 28:</b> Pancho Villa, passport for a news correspondent covering the Mexican revolution, signed, 1914. $1,000 to $2,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 28:</b> Nirvana’s <i>Nevermind,</i> CD insert signed & inscribed days after release by Cobain, inscribed by Novoselic, 1991. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 28:</b> Robert Indiana, <i>The Book of Love,</i> complete portfolio, artist’s proof set, 1997. $100,000 to $125,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 28:</b> Marcel Vertés, Colette, <i>Chéri,</i> two volumes, deluxe edition, signed by the artist, Paris, 1929. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 28:</b> Virginia Woolf, <i>Orlando,</i> first trade edition, first impression, London, 1928. $1,200 to $1,800.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 28:</b> Mark Twain, receipt for payment of the Mark Twain Public Library Tax, 1908. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 28:</b> Gustav Klimt, <i>Das Werk von Gustav Klimt,</i> portfolio, collotype plates, 1918. $15,000 to $20,000.
  • <center><b>The 19th Century Rare Book & Photograph Shop<br></b>Catalogue 190:<br>Magnificent Books & Photographs<br><b>Free on request</b>
    <b>19th Century Rare Book & Photograph Shop:</b> William Shakespeare. <i>The Second Folio</i> (1632).
    <b>19th Century Rare Book & Photograph Shop:</b> Abraham Lincoln. Autograph note on Black troops in the Union Army (1865).
    <b>19th Century Rare Book & Photograph Shop:</b> Neil Armstrong. The largest known U.S. flag flown to the Moon on Apollo 11 (1969).
    <b>19th Century Rare Book & Photograph Shop:</b> William Henry Fox Talbot. <i>The Pencil of Nature</i> (1844-1846) the first photo illustrated book.
    <b>19th Century Rare Book & Photograph Shop:</b> Albert Einstein. Letter on relativity and the speed of light (1951).
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