• <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.

Sothebys: English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations - Online Bidstart 12/3, L19408, London

Auction Details

Auction Report
Auction Date
12/10/2019 - 12/10/2019
Page Size: 224 items in 9 pages

Lot NumberAuthor NameBook TitlePlace PrintedYear PublishedEstimateActual Price
1HERALDRY--ORDER OF THE GARTER

The statutis and ordinances of the mooste noble ordre of saynt George named the Gartier Refourmed explained declared and Renewed by […] Kyng Henry the viiith

GBP 5,000.00 - 7,000.00GBP 23,750.00
2EAST INDIA COMPANY--ST HELENA.

Nine documents relating to the early settlement and government of the island, comprising:

GBP 4,000.00 - 6,000.00Not Sold
3TALBOT, SIR GILBERT

Of The Jewell House. With The Ancient Rights Belonging to The Maister and Treasurer Thereof [with] the promised Narrative of Blud's attempt upon The Crowne In The Tower.

GBP 6,000.00 - 8,000.00GBP 6,250.00
4BRITISH SECRET SERVICE

Cash Accompts of His Majesty’s Secret-Service Moneys by The Hands of William Lowndes Esq.

1695-1702GBP 5,000.00 - 7,000.00Not Sold
5POCKETS BOOKS--[LOWNDES, WILLIAM]

Parker's Ephemeris For the Year of our Lord 1716 [1718].

1716 [1718]GBP 1,500.00 - 2,000.00Not Sold
6CHURCHILL, SIR WINSTON--MARLBOROUGH, JOHN CHURCHILL, FIRST DUKE OF

Articles of a military Treaty between Great Britain and Prussia,

GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00GBP 4,375.00
7TANKERVILLE, CHARLES BENNET, 4TH EARL OF, POSTMASTER GENERAL

Correspondence relating to corruption in the Post Office and other family papers, comprising:

GBP 1,000.00 - 1,500.00GBP 1,125.00
9BURKE, EDMUND

Reflections on the Revolution in France … the second edition.

1790GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00GBP 7,500.00
10TANKERVILLE, CHARLES BENNET, 5TH EARL OF

Bundle of c.45 letters to him and his wife Corisande, daughter of the Duc de Gramont

GBP 1,500.00 - 2,000.00GBP 1,250.00
11BRITISH PRIME MINISTER

Despatch Box

GBP 10,000.00 - 15,000.00GBP 13,750.00
12AUTOGRAPH ALBUM

Early 19th century, assembled by Theophila Gwatkin (née Palmer)

Early 19th centuryGBP 1,000.00 - 1,500.00GBP 1,000.00
13AUTOGRAPH ALBUM

Containing 165 items, almost all autograph letters signed to Sir Richard Temple, 1880s-1900s, grouped as follows:

1880s-1900sGBP 1,500.00 - 2,000.00Not Sold
14AUTOGRAPH ALBUMS

A substantial collection of autograph letters signed, signatures, and photographs, comprising in excess of 1500 items

GBP 5,000.00 - 7,000.00GBP 6,875.00
15DARWIN, CHARLES

On the Origin of Species by means of natural selection, or the preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life.

1859GBP 15,000.00 - 20,000.00GBP 43,750.00
16KING, ARTHUR GREY

Manuscript memoir of his service in Africa as a Marine

GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00Not Sold
17RMS TITANIC--STANLEY, AMY

First-hand account of the Titanic disaster

GBP 3,000.00 - 5,000.00GBP 7,500.00
18SPAIN--BADGER, LT. COL. THOMAS REGINALD

Papers as military attaché to the Spanish Embassy, 1918-1919:

1918-1919:GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00Not Sold
19BEERBOHM, MAX

A Suggestion. Instead of incessantly visiting factories, work-shops, mills, pits, soup-kitchens, lime-kilns and the like, why should not the King and Queen stay comfortably at home and let people pop in to inspect them with benevolent interest?

GBP 4,000.00 - 6,000.00Not Sold
20BEERBOHM, MAX

A Consitutional Monarch

GBP 1,500.00 - 2,000.00Not Sold
21BEDFORD, DR EVAN

Medical papers, comprising:

GBP 3,000.00 - 5,000.00Not Sold
22GANDHI, MOHANDAS K.

Series of nine letters, notes and cards, eight to Jamnabehn and one to Yashwant Prasad, comprising

GBP 6,000.00 - 8,000.00GBP 20,000.00
23CHURCHILL, SIR WINSTON

The Second World War.

1948-1954GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00GBP 8,750.00
24CHURCHILL, SIR WINSTON

Signed photograph and other memorabilia, comprising:

GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00GBP 2,250.00
25CHURCHILL, SIR WINSTON

Autograph letter signed, to Squadron Leader Neville Duke

GBP 6,000.00 - 8,000.00Not Sold
26LES AMBASSADEURS CLUB

Autograph Album signed by visitors, containing in excess of 360 signatures, many with inscriptions to John and Kitty Mills,

GBP 5,000.00 - 7,000.00Not Sold
  • <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.
  • <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 17:</b> [EINSTEIN, ALBERT]; JOHN GRAUDENZ [PHOTOGRAPHER]. Photographic portrait of Albert Einstein by John Graudenz, taken circa 1928. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 17:</b> ENIGMA M4. A fully operational four-rotor ("M4") Kriegsmarine Enigma Cipher Machine. Berlin-Wilmersdorf, Germany, Heimsoeth und Rinke, 1942. $300,000 to $500,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 17:</b> FEYNMAN, RICHARD P. <i>“Surely You’re Joking Mr. Feynman”. Adventures of a Curious Character.</i> New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1985. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 17:</b> An intact egg of the Aepyornis Maximus, or Elephant Bird. Pre-17th century, Madagascar. $35,000 to $45,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 17:</b> Palm frond with fish. Green River Formation, Wyoming, United States. <i>Sabalites sp.,</i> and <i>Diplomystus dentatus</i> Cenozoic, Eocene (53-33 million years ago). $60,000 to $70,000.
  • <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.
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