Bonhams: Extraordinary Books and Manuscripts, 26073, New York

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Auction Date
03/06/2020 - 03/06/2020
Page Size: 115 items in 5 pages

Lot NumberAuthor NameBook TitlePlace PrintedYear PublishedEstimateActual Price
1BOOK OF HOURS, use of Rouen.

Illuminated Manuscript on vellum, in Latin.

Rouen, c.1470.USD 25,000.00 - 35,000.00Unknown
2A CAXTON LEAF FROM THE CONSOLATION OF PHILOSOPHY.

The Consolation of Philosophy.

Westminsterc.1478.USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00Unknown
3FERDINAND II. 1452-1516; AND ISABELLA I OF SPAIN. 1451-1504.

Letter Signed ("Yo el Rey") from Ferdinand II advising Captain Don Juan de Silva

1508USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00Unknown
4POSTEL, GUILLAUME. 1510-1581.

Liber de Causis seu de Principiis & originibus Naturæ v-triusque....

Paris1552USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00Unknown
5ORTELIUS, ABRAHAM. 1527-1598.

Maris Pacifici.

Antwerp1590 or later.USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00Unknown
6CESALPINO, ANDREA. 1519-1603.

Peripateticarum Quaestionum Libri Quinque.

Venice1571USD 30,000.00 - 40,000.00Unknown
7EARLY RUSSIAN GOSPEL.

Chetveroevangelie [The Four Gospels].

Moscow1628USD 5,000.00 - 8,000.00Unknown
8SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. 1564-1616.

The Tragedy of Richard the Third: with the landing of Earle Richmond, and the Battell at Boswoth Field.

London1632USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00Unknown
9SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM.

The Merchant of Venice.

London1632USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00Unknown
10SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. 1564-1616.

[Collection of 4th Folio Tragedies]: Julius Caesar, Macbeth, Timon of Athens, Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet.

London1685USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00Unknown
11HARVEY, WILLIAM. 1578-1657.

De Motu Cordis et Sanguinis in Animalibus Anatomica Exercitatio.

Padua1643USD 12,000.00 - 18,000.00Unknown
12HARVEY, WILLIAM. 1578-1657.

Exercitationes duae anatomicae de circulatione sanguinis.

Rotterdam1649USD 5,000.00 - 8,000.00Unknown
13HARVEY, WILLIAM. 1578-1657. AND ZACHARIAH SYLVIUS. 1608-1664.

The anatomical exercises of Dr. William Harvey ... concerning the motion of the heart and blood. WITH: SYLVIUS, ZACHARIAH. The preface ... upon the anatomical exercises of Doctor William Harvey. WITH: DE BACK, JACOBUS. The Discourse. HARVEY, WILLIAM. Two

London1653USD 15,000.00 - 25,000.00Unknown
14SALUSBURY, THOMAS. GALILEO, GALILEI. 1564-1642.

The Systeme of the World in Four Dialogues. In: Mathematical Collections and Translations.

London: 1661USD 30,000.00 - 50,000.00Unknown
15PHILOSOPHICAL TRANSACTIONS: FIRST ISSUE.

Philosophical Transactions Numb 1. Munday [sic], March 6, 1664/5.

London1664/5.USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00Unknown
16HEVELIUS, JOHANNES. 1611-1687.

2 Autograph Letters Signed ("Jos. Hevelius" and "J. Hevelio"), in Latin, to Royal Society Secretary Francis Aston,

1685USD 70,000.00 - 100,000.00Unknown
17CERVANTES SAAVEDRA, MIGUEL DE. 1547-1616.

The History of the most Renowned Don Quixote of Mancha: and his Trusty Squire Sancho Panza, now made English according to the Humour of our Modern Language.

London1687USD 6,000.00 - 9,000.00Unknown
17ANEWTON, ISAAC. 1642-1726/7.

Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy.

London1777USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00Unknown
18NEWTON, ISAAC. 1642-1726/7.

Autograph manuscript in English, exploring the nature of God,

c.1710USD 100,000.00 - 150,000.00Unknown
19SPANISH INQUISITION: ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT.

Illuminated Manuscript Signed conferring the title of comisario de la Inquisicion on Francisco de Luque Granados of Montemayor,

1712USD 5,000.00 - 8,000.00Unknown
20DA VINCI, LEONARDO. 1452-1519.

A Treatise of Painting ... Translated from the Original Italian, and Adorn'd with a great Number of Cuts.

London1721USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00Unknown
21FRANKLIN, BENJAMIN. 1706-1790.

Experiments and Observations on Electricity, made at Philadelphia in America ... to which are added, Letters and Papers on Philosophical Subjects.

London1769USD 20,000.00 - 30,000.00Unknown
22CALDWELL, HANNAH OGDEN. 1734-1780.

5 Autograph Letters Signed ("Hannah Ogden" and "HOgden"), to her brother-in-law Col. Francis Barber, giving war news and referencing British barbarity around Elizabethtown, 7 pp total,

1776USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00Unknown
23GOETHE, JOHANN WOLFGANG VON. 1749-1832.

Document Signed ("JWv Goethe"),

1786USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00Unknown
24SMITH, ADAM. 1723-1790.

Investigacion de la naturaleza y causas de la riqueza de las naciones.

Valladolid1794USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00Unknown
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Francis Scott Key, <i>Star Spangled Banner,</i> first printing, c. 1814-16. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> William Sydney Porter, a.k.a. “O. Henry,” archive of drawings made to illustrate a lost mining memoir, c. 1883-84. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> [Bay Psalm Book], printed for Hezekiah Usher of Boston, Cambridge, c. 1648-65. $50,000 to $75,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Book of Mormon, first edition, Palmyra, 1830. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> <i>Noticia estraordinario,</i> probable first announcement in Mexico City of the fall of the Alamo, 1836. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Patrick Gass, first edition of earliest first-hand account of the Lewis and Clarke expedition, Pittsburgh, 1807. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Diploma from the Princeton Class of 1783, commencement attended by Washington & Continental Congress. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> <i>Sprague Light Cavalry!</i> color-printed broadside, NY, 1863. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> <i>The Lincoln & Johnson Union Campaign Songster,</i> Philadelphia, 1864. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Lucy Parsons, labor organizer, albumen cabinet card, New York, 1886. $800 to $1,200.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Daniel L.F. Swift, journal as third mate on a Pacific Whaling voyage, 1848-1850. $3,000 to $4,0000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Two photos of Thomas Moran, Grand Canyon, silver prints, 1901. $1,500 to $2,500.
  • <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Helvelius. Two Autograph Letters Signed to Francis Aston, Royal Society Secretary, noting his feud with Robert Hooke, 5 pp total, 1685. $70,000 to $100,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Newton, Isaac. Autograph manuscript on God, 4 pp, c.1710, "In the beginning was the Word...."?$100,000 to $150,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. First edition, first issue. Untrimmed copy in contemporary boards. $30,000 to $50,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Lincoln, Abraham. Signed photograph, beardless portrait with Civil War provenance. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> IMPEACHMENT. Original engrossed copy of the first Andrew Johnson impeachment resolution vote. $120,000 to $180,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Mucha, Alphonse. 11 original pencil drawings for?<i>Andelicek z Baroku,</i> "Litte Baroque Angel," Prague, 1929. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Einstein, Albert. Annotated Galley Proofs for <i>The Meaning of Relativity.</i> 1921. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Silverstein, Shel. Original maquette for <i>The Giving Tree,</i> 34 original drawings. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Roth, Philip. Typed Manuscript with substantial autograph corrections for an unpublished sequel to <i>The Breast.</i> $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Taupin, Bernie. Autograph Manuscript, the original draft of lyrics for Elton John's "Candle in the Wind," 2 pp, 1973. $100,000 to $150,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> HARVEY, WILLIAM. <i>De Motu Cordis et Sanguinis in Animalibus Anatomica Exercitatio.</i> Padua: 1643. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> CESALPINO, ANDREA. <i>Peripateticarum Quaestionum Libri Quinque.</i> Venice: 1571. $30,000 to $40,000.
  • <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> Leon TOLSTOÏ. <i>Anna Karenina.</i> Moscou, 1878. First and full edition of the Russian novel, in the author’s language.<br>Est. 3 000 / 4 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> Mark TWAIN. <i>Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's comrade).</i> New York, 1885. First American edition.<br>Est. 5 000 / 6 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> Walt WHITMAN. <i>Leaves of Grass.</i> Brooklyn, New York, 1856. Second edition gathering 32 poems. Est. 3 000 / 4 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> Karen BLIXEN. <i>Out of Africa.</i> Londres, 1937. First edition in the UK, before Danish translation and American release.<br>Est. 1 500 / 2 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> Ernest HEMINGWAY. <i>A Farewell to Arms.</i> New York, 1929. First edition with $2.50 on the dust and A on the copyright page.<br>Est. 2 000 / 3 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> James JOYCE. <i>Ulysses.</i> Paris, Shakespeare and Company, 1922. First edition published by Sylvia Beach. Est. 3 000 / 4 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> James JOYCE. <i>Dubliners.</i> Londres, 1914. First edition. Nice copy in publisher’s cardboard. Est. 2 000 / 3 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> Franz KAFKA. 8 novels in German first edition, published in München, Leipzig and Berlin 1916-1931. Est. from 300 / 400 to 2 000 / 3 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> David Herbert LAWRENCE. <i>Lady Chatterley's Lover.</i> Florence, 1928. Privately printed first edition. Est. 4 000 / 5 000 €
    John STEINBECK. <i>The Grapes of Wrath.</i> New York, 1939. First edition. Nice copy with $2.75 on the cover. Est. 1 000 / 1 200 €
  • <center><b>University Archives<br>Autographs, Books & Relics Including Kerouac Estate<br>& Hemingway<br>February 26, 2020</b>
    <b>University Archives, Feb. 26:</b> Ernest Hemingway's Typewriter Used to Write "A Moveable Feast", Impeccable Provenance From His Biographer A. E. Hotchner. $50,000 to $100,000.
    <b>University Archives, Feb. 26:</b> Samuel Colt, "The Gun that Won the West": 3 Signed Patent Items for "Revolving Cylinder Guns". $40,000 to $50,000.
    <b>University Archives, Feb. 26:</b> Jack Kerouac's Own Typewriter From His Estate Used to Write His Very Last Book. $18,000 to $20,000.
    <center><b>University Archives<br>Autographs, Books & Relics Including Kerouac Estate<br>& Hemingway<br>February 26, 2020</b>
    <b>University Archives, Feb. 26:</b> Rare Force Engraving of the Declaration of Independence Printed in 1848. $15,000 to $18,000.
    <b>University Archives, Feb. 26:</b> Superb Tchaikovsky ALS to Napravnik, 4pp on "Mazeppa". $12,000 to $15,000.
    <b>University Archives, Feb. 26:</b> Wounded Knee Massacre Same Day Eyewitness Account by Participant, "the 7th needn't be ashamed of today's record". $10,000 to $12,000.
    <center><b>University Archives<br>Autographs, Books & Relics Including Kerouac Estate<br>& Hemingway<br>February 26, 2020</b>
    <b>University Archives, Feb. 26:</b> F. Scott Fitzgerald Signed Gordon Bryant Portrait -- Finest Known. $8,000 to $9,000.
    <b>University Archives, Feb. 26:</b> Neil Armstrong ALS on NASA Letterhead Regarding His X-15 Flights. $7,000 to $8,000.
    <b>University Archives, Feb. 26:</b> M. Gandhi Letter: "the life span of human beings is preordained..." -- Fantastic Spiritual Content. $7,000 to $8,000.
    <center><b>University Archives<br>Autographs, Books & Relics Including Kerouac Estate<br>& Hemingway<br>February 26, 2020</b>
    <b>University Archives, Feb. 26:</b> "Damn the torpedoes!" Riveting 24pp ALS of Admiral Farragut's Steward Describing the "Battle of Mobile Bay”. $6,000 to $7,000.
    <b>University Archives, Feb. 26:</b> Abraham Lincoln Signed Order to Suspend Execution. $5,000 to $6,000.
    <b>University Archives, Feb. 26:</b> Napoleon DS Featuring Imperial Eagle and Enormous Great Seal Appointing Norman Politician Baron of the Empire. $4,000 to $5,000.
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