• <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.
  • <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>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>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.

Christies: Ansel Adams and the American West: Photographs from the Center for Creative Photography, 19148, New York

Auction Details

Auction Report
Auction Date
12/10/2019 - 12/10/2019
Page Size: 86 items in 4 pages

Lot NumberAuthor NameBook TitlePlace PrintedYear PublishedEstimateActual Price
1ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984)

Grass and Pool, Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite National Park, California, c. 1935

c. 1935, printed probably 1950-1962USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00USD 5,000.00
2ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984)

Vernal Fall, Yosemite Valley, California, c. 1948

c. 1948, printed probably 1963-1973USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00USD 10,000.00
3ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984)

Clearing Winter Storm, Yosemite Valley, California, 1938

1938, printed 1978-1984USD 30,000.00 - 50,000.00USD 60,000.00
4ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984)

Seven images drawn from Parmelian Prints of the High Sierras, 1927

1927USD 5,000.00 - 7,000.00USD 12,500.00
5ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984)

Half Dome, Thunder Cloud, Yosemite National Park, California, c. 1956

c. 1956, printed c. 1960USD 6,000.00 - 8,000.00USD 7,500.00
6ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984)

Forest, Winter, Yosemite Valley, California, 1933

1933, printed probably 1963-1973USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00USD 18,750.00
7ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984)

Half Dome, Blowing Snow, Yosemite National Park, California, c. 1955

c. 1955, printed 1970sUSD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00USD 22,500.00
8ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984)

Trees and Cliffs, Yosemite Valley, California, 1954

1954, printed c. 1960USD 6,000.00 - 8,000.00USD 6,000.00
9ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984)

Fern Spring, Late Evening, Yosemite Valley, California, c. 1962

c. 1962, printed probably 1960sUSD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00USD 18,750.00
10ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984)

High Sierra, Winter, near Big Pine, Inyo County, California, c. 1949

c. 1949, printed probably early 1950sUSD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00USD 10,000.00
11ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984)

Moon and Half Dome, Yosemite National Park, California, 1960

1960, printed 1970sUSD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00USD 21,250.00
12ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984)

Frozen Lake and Cliffs, Sierra Nevada, California, 1932

1932, printed 1973-1977USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00USD 16,250.00
13ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984)

Mount Williamson, Sierra Nevada, from Manzanar, California, 1944

1944, printed 1970sUSD 15,000.00 - 25,000.00USD 20,000.00
14ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984)

Nevada Fall, Profile, Yosemite Valley, California, c. 1957

c. 1957, printed c. 1960USD 5,000.00 - 7,000.00USD 5,625.00
15ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984)

Cathedral Peak and Lake, Yosemite National Park, California, c. 1960

c. 1960, printed 1960sUSD 6,000.00 - 8,000.00USD 7,500.00
16ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984)

Shattered Granite, Wawona Road, Yosemite National Park, California, c. 1948

c. 1948, printed 1975USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00USD 8,125.00
17ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984)

Rocks, Sierra Nevada, c. 1927

c. 1927, printed 1930USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00USD 10,000.00
18ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984)

Yosemite Valley, Thunderstorm, 1949

1949, printed probably 1950-1962USD 15,000.00 - 25,000.00USD 32,500.00
19ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984)

Autumn, Yosemite Valley, 1939

1939, printed probably 1963-1973USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00USD 12,500.00
20ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984)

Water-Worn Rock and Grass, Yosemite National Park, California, c. 1943

c. 1943, printed 1978-1984USD 7,000.00 - 9,000.00USD 5,000.00
21ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984)

Pool, Yellowstone National Park, 1965

1965, printed probably late 1960sUSD 6,000.00 - 8,000.00USD 4,375.00
22ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984)

Bridalveil Fall, Yosemite Valley, California, 1927

1927, printed 1970sUSD 15,000.00 - 25,000.00USD 27,500.00
23ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984)

Half Dome, Storm Light, Yosemite National Park, California, c. 1948

c. 1948, printed probably 1962-1963USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00USD 11,875.00
24ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984)

The Golden Gate before the Bridge, San Francisco, California, 1932

1932, printed 1970sUSD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00USD 22,500.00
25ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984)

Surf Sequence 1, c. 1940

c. 1940, printed 1970sUSD 6,000.00 - 8,000.00USD 8,750.00
  • <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.
  • <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.
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