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Bonhams: Fine Books and Manuscripts - online 3/31

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Auction Name Fine Books and Manuscripts - online 3/31 Total Sales (USD) 1,805,438.00
Auction Date April 10, 2024 - April 10, 2024 Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 722,150.00
Sale Number #30376 High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 1,227,250.00
Total Lots 191
Sold Lots 135 Low Estimate of All Lots (USD) 929,650.00
% of Lots Sold 70.68% High Estimate of All Lots (USD) 1,536,750.00
Unsold Lots 56 Total Sales as a % of High Est. 117.48%

Top twenty-five by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
34

A BABE RUTH M101-4 1916 ROOKIE CARD #151 PSA EX 5, WITH GIMBELS INK STAMP ON THE VERSO.

USD 250,000.00 - 500,000.00 USD 762,500.00
29 DARWIN, CHARLES. 1809-1882.

On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection.

1859 USD 60,000.00 - 90,000.00 USD 165,600.00
9 KEPLER, JOHANNES. 1571-1630.

Harmonices mundi libri V. Linz: Johann Planck for Gottfried Tampach

1619 USD 30,000.00 - 50,000.00 USD 127,500.00
119 ROWLING, J.K. B. 1965.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.

1997 USD 50,000.00 - 80,000.00 USD 70,350.00
11 SCHEDEL, HARTMANN. 1440-1514.

Liber chronicarum. [in German: Das Buch der Croniken und Geschichten.]

1493 USD 40,000.00 - 60,000.00 USD 53,760.00
5

The Holy Bible, Conteyning the Old Testament, and the New.

1611 USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 46,080.00
6

The Holy Bible, Conteyning the Old Testament, and the New.

1613-1611. USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 46,080.00
104 HEMINGWAY, ERNEST. 1899-1961.

In Our Time.

1924 USD 20,000.00 - 30,000.00 USD 40,960.00
52 MCCARTHY, CORMAC. 1933-2023.

Blood Meridian Or The Evening Redness in the West.

1985 USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00 USD 28,160.00
49

Child of God.

1973 USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 24,320.00
107 LE CARRE, JOHN. 1931-2020.

A Murder of Quality (Uncorrected Proof).

1962 USD 1,000.00 - 2,000.00 USD 14,080.00
3 ACOSTA, JOSEPH DE.

Tercero Cathecismo y Exposicion de la Doctrina Christiana, por Sermones. Ciudad de los Reyes [Lima]: Por Antonio Ricardo

1585 USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD 12,800.00
7

Illuminated Manuscript Leaf in Latin on vellum,

16th or 17th century]. USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 12,800.00
31 HANDEL, GEORGE FREDERIC. 1685-1759.

Messiah. An Oratorio in Score as It Was Originally Perform'd. Composed by Mr. Handel to Which Are Added His Additional Alterations.

USD 800.00 - 1,200.00 USD 12,160.00
48 MCCARTHY, CORMAC. 1933-2023.

Child of God.

1973 USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00 USD 12,160.00
35 BOOTH, JOHN WILKES. 1838-1865.

Photograph signed and inscribed ("J. Wilkes Booth") on the verso of a seated portrait of a young woman,

USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00 USD 11,520.00
40 LIVERMORE, JESSE L. 1877-1940.

How to Trade in Stocks.

1940 USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00 USD 11,520.00
53 MCCARTHY, CORMAC. 1933-2023.

The Border Trilogy. All three books signed, two inscribed with love to Annie DeLisle.

USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 11,520.00
158 DIEGO RIVERA AND FRIDA KAHLO

Two autograph books containing 4 line drawings by Diego Rivera, signed "Diego Rivera" or "DR," and 2 inscriptions with small drawings by Frida Kahlo, signed "Carmen Rivera,"

USD 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 USD 11,520.00
43 MALCOLM X. 1925-1965.

Printed Document accomplished in manuscript, being the marriage certificate for "Malcolm C. Little" and "Betty D. Sanders,"

USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 USD 10,240.00
46 MCCARTHY, CORMAC. 1933-2023.

The Orchard Keeper.

1965 USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00 USD 10,240.00
51 MCCARTHY, CORMAC. 1933-2023.

Suttree.

1979 USD 6,000.00 - 9,000.00 USD 8,320.00
121 ROWLING, J.K. B. 1965.

First editions of each book (Philosopher's Stone, a 4th printing, all other 1st printings), with Chamber of Secrets SIGNED by Rowling:

USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00 USD 8,320.00
156 REMINGTON, FREDERIC. 1861-1909.

Pony Tracks.

1895 USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00 USD 8,320.00
41 MALCOLM X. 1925-1965.

Two annotated typescript drafts, the second signed ("Malcolm X," cancelled in red ink), for parts of "God's Angry Men," with numerous corrections in blue ink by Malcolm X, and others in two different inks,

USD 5,000.00 - 8,000.00 USD 7,680.00
  • Bonhams, June 25: Vesalius, Andreas. 1514-1564. De humani corporis fabrica libri septem. $200,000 - $300,000
    Bonhams, June 25: Gersdorff, Hans Von. 1455-1529. Feldtbuch der wundartzney. $40,000 - $60,000
    Bonhams, June 25: Pare, Ambroise. C.1509-1590. La Methode Curative des Playes, et Fractures de la Teste humaine. Avec les pourtraits des Instruments necessaires pour la curation d'icelles. $25,000 - $30,000
    Bonhams, June 25: Reisch, Gregor. 1470-1525. Margarita Philosophica. $20,000 - $30,000
    Bonhams, June 25: Bright, Richard. 1789-1858. Reports of Medical Cases, Selected with a View of Illustrating the Symptoms and Cure of Diseases by a Reference to Morbid Anatomy. $12,000 - $18,000
    Bonhams, June 25: Berengario da Carpi, Giacomo. C. 1460-1530. Tractatus de fractura calve sive cranei. $10,000 - $15,000
    Bonhams, June 25: Vicq D'Azyr, Felix. 1748-1794. Traite d'antomie et de physiologie. $8,000 - $12,000
    Bonhams, June 25: Croce, Giovanni Andrea Della. 1509?-1775. Chirurgia libri septem... $8,000 - $12,000
    Bonhams, June 25: Bruno Da Longburgo. 1200-1286. La cyrogia di Maistro Bruno: Expertissimo in quella. Tradutta in vulgare. $8,000 - $12,000
    Bonhams, June 25: Schwann, Theodor. 1810-1882. Mikroskopische Untersuchungen uber die Ubereinstimmung in der Struktur und dem Wachsthum der Thiere und Pflanzen. $8,000 - $12,000
    Bonhams, June 25: Cowper, William. 1666-1709. The Anatomy of Humane Bodies, with Figures Drawn after the Life… $6,000 - $9,000
    Bonhams, June 25: Bidloo, Govard. 1649-1713. Anatomia humani corporis, centum & quinque tabulis, per artificiossis. G. de Lairesse ad vivum delineatis. $6,000 - $9,000
  • Freeman’s | Hindman, June 25: [Keats, John] Spenser, Edmund: The Works of that Famous English Poet, Mr. Edmond Spenser. $50,000 - $80,000.
    Freeman’s | Hindman, June 25: (Walton, Izaak): The Compleat Angler or the Contemplative man's Recreation. Being a Discourse of Fish and Fishing. $30,000 - $50,000.
    Freeman’s | Hindman, June 25: Thomas, Gabriel: An Historical and Geographical Account of the Province and Country of Pensilvania; and of West-New-Jersey in America. $25,000 - $35,000.
    Freeman’s | Hindman, June 25: [Carroll, Lewis]: The Game of Alice in Wonderland. $2,000 - $3,000.
    Freeman’s | Hindman, June 25: Athias, Joseph, et al.: Biblia Hebraica. $7,000 - $10,000.
    Freeman’s | Hindman, June 25: [Warhol, Andy, and Jens Quistgaard] Dansk Designs Salesman's Presentation Catalogue. $2,500 - $3,500.
  • Sotheby’s, June 26: Poe, Edgar Allan. Tamerlane — the most poignant rarity in American literature. 400,000 - 600,000 USD
    Sotheby’s, June 26: The Declaration of Independence. "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal..." 2,500,000 - 5,000,000 USD
    Sotheby’s, June 26: William Blake. “Poems with very wild and interesting pictures” 1,200,000 - 1,800,000 USD
    Sotheby’s, June 26: Thomas Taylor [artist]. The original cover art for Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. 400,000 - 600,000 USD
  • Bonhams, June 15-25: 18th Century American Sea Captain's Journals of Voyages to Hawaii, China, and South America. $35,000 - $45,000
    Bonhams, June 15-25: Admiral Richard E. Byrd's Autograph Diary from Bolling Advance Base, Winter 1934. $40,000 - $60,000
    Bonhams, June 15-25: Thoreau, Henry David. Walden; Or, Life in the Woods. Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1854. $4,000 - $6,000
    Bonhams, June 15-25: Cellarius, Andreas. Harmonia macrocosmica seu atlas universalis et novus, totius universi creati cosmographiam generalem, et novam exhibens. $20,000 - $30,000
    Bonhams, June 15-25: Nobelist George Stigler's Copy of Ricardo's Classic on the Science of Economics. $20,000 - $30,000
    Bonhams, June 15-25: Histoire charmante de l'adolescente sucre d'amour. Paris: F. L. Schmied, 1927. $15,000 - $20,000
    Bonhams, June 15-25: Fine Copy of Walras's Classic on the Theory of Marginal Utility. $12,000 - $18,000
    Bonhams, June 15-25: Arion Press Moby Dick. Melville, Herman. $8,000 - $12,000
    Bonhams, June 15-25: Venegas, Miguel. Noticia de la California, y desu conquista temporal, y espiritual hasta el tiempo presente. $7,000 - $9,000
    Bonhams, June 15-25: Carelton Watkins, Yosemite and the West. Portfolio of 21 imperial albumen prints. $6,000 - $9,000
    Bonhams, June 15-25: An Unpublished Archive of Thornton Wilder Correspondence to F.J. O'Neil. $6,000 - $9,000
    Bonhams, June 15-25: Vesalius, Andreas. 1514-1564. Suorum de humani corporis fabrica librorum epitome. $100,000 - $150,000
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