• <b>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>The Tragedie of Julius Caesar.</i> London, 1623. 1st appearance in print, Complete from the First Folio. Sold for $175,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Ernst, Max. <i>Mr. Knife and Miss Fork</i>. Paris, 1932. DELUXE EDITION. Sold for $15,625
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Cage, John. Autograph musical leaf from his Concert for Piano and Orchestra, NY, 1958. Sold for $18,750
    <b>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Einstein, Albert. Signed Passport Photo for his US citizenship application. Bermuda, 1935. Sold for $17,500
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Verard, Antoine. Illuminated printed Book of Hours. Paris, 1507. Sold for $7,500
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Wetterkurzschlussel. German Weather Report Codebook - for Enigma use. Berlin, 1942. Sold for $225,000
    <b>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Morelos y Pavon, Jose Maria. Autograph letter signed to El Virrey Venegas, February 5, 1812. Sold for $6,250
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Milne, A.A. Complete set of <i>Winnie-the-Pooh</i> books. 4 volumes. All first issue points. London, 1924-1928. Sold for $5,250
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> A 48-star American Flag, battle worn flown at Guadalcanal and Peleliu, 1942-1944. Sold for $35,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Locke, John. Autograph Letter Signed mourning the death of his friend, William Molyneaux, 2 pp, October 27, 1698. Sold for $20,000
  • <b>Potter & Potter Auctions: Fine Books & Manuscripts. July 28, 2018</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 372: Martin Luther King Jr. March for Freedom Now! Placard. Chicago, 1960. 28 x 22”. $3,000 to $6,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 567: Warhol, Andy. Tate Gallery Exhibition Booklet, Signed on the Cover by Warhol. Tate Gallery, 1971. $700 to $900
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 72: Mitchell, Margaret. <i>Gone With the Wind.</i> New York: The Macmillan Co., 1936. First edition, first issue. $4,000 to $5,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions: Fine Books & Manuscripts. July 28, 2018</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 468: Photo Archive Documenting the 1930s—50s Chicago Jazz and Night Club Scene. A significant collection. $2,000 to $4,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 143: Dr. Seuss. <i>Oh Say Can You Say.</i> 1979, First Edition, Signed. $200 to $300
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 285: [Maps] Thomas G. Bradford. <i>A Comprehensive Atlas, Geographical, Historical & Commercial.</i> Boston: William D. Ticknor, 1835. First Edition. $1,600 to $1,800
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions: Fine Books & Manuscripts. July 28, 2018</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 69: Herman Melville. <i>Moby Dick, or The Whale</i>. New York: Random House, 1930. First Kent Trade Edition. $400 to $600
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 295: John James Audoban. Group of 148 Lithographs from the Birds of America. Philadelphia: J.T. Bowen, ca. 1840s. $600 to $800
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 54: Langston Hughes. <i>One-Way Ticket.</i> New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1949. First edition. $300 to $500
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions: Fine Books & Manuscripts. July 28, 2018</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 7: Ray Bradbury. <i>The Martian Chronicles.</i> With a Wine Label Signed by Bradbury. Garden City: Doubleday, 1950. First edition $300 to $500
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 121. Frank L Baum. <i>The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.</i> Chicago: George M. Hill Co., 1899, 1900. First Edition. $4,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 369. [Declaration of Independence] Peter Force Engraving of the Declaration of Independence. One page; 29 x 26”. From the "American Archives" 1837-1853 series of books. $15,000 to $20,000
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Luis de Lucena, <i>Arte de Ajedres,</i> first edition of the earliest extant manual on modern chess, Salamanca, circa 1496-97. Sold for $68,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Carte-de-visite album with 83 images of prominent African Americans & abolitionists, circa 1860s. Sold for $47,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Gustav Klimt, <i>Das Werk,</i> Vienna & Leipzig, 1918. Sold for $106,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Man Ray, <i>[London Transport] – Keeps London Going,</i> 1938. Sold for $149,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Thomas Jefferson, Letter Signed, to Major-General Nathanael Greene, promising reinforcements against Cornwallis, 1781. Sold for $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Nicolas de Fer, <i>L’Amerique Divisee Selon Letendue de ses Principales Parties,</i> Paris, 1713. Sold for $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Russell H. Tandy, <i>The Secret in the Old Attic,</i> watercolor, pencil & ink, 1944. Sold for $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Ernest Hemingway, <i>Three Stories & Ten Poems,</i> first edition of the author's first book, Paris, 1923. Sold for $23,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Walker Evans, <i>River Rouge Plant,</i> silver print, 1947. Sold for $57,500.
  • <b>Skinner: Early English Books<br>A Single Owner Sale. July 20, 2018</b>
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> Cranmer, Thomas (1489-1556). <i>Catechismus, That is to Say, a Shorte Instruction into Christian Religion...</i> London, 1548. First edition. $12,000 to $18,000
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> Donne, John (1572-1631). <i>Pseudo-Martyr.</i> London: Printed by W[illiam] Stansby for Walter Burre, 1610. First edition. $25,000 to $35,000
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> Fletcher, Giles (1549?-1611). <i>The Russe Common Wealth, or Maner of Gouernement by the Russe Emperour…</i> London, 1591. First edition. $15,000 to $25,000
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> Gabelkover, Oswald (1539-1616). <i>The Boock of Physicke.</i> Dordrecht: Isaack Caen, 1599. First edition. $12,000 to $15,000
    <b>Skinner: Early English Books<br>A Single Owner Sale. July 20, 2018</b>
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> Galileo, Galilei (1564-1642) trans. Thomas Salusbury (d. 1666). <i>Mathematical Collections and Translations the First Tome.</i> London, 1661. First edition of Galileo's works in English. $35,000 to $50,000
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> Higden, Ranulphus (d. 1364). <i>Polycronicon.</i> Translated by John Trevisa, with the 1357-1460 <i>Continuation</i> by William Caxton. Southwark, 1527. $15,000 to $25,000
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> Randolph, Bernard (b. 1643). <i>The Present State of the Morea, Called Anciently Peloponnesus…</i> London, 1689. [Bound with] <i>The Present State of the Islands of the Archipelago…</i> $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> <i>The Great Herball Newly Corrected.</i> London, 1539. Folio, ESTC lists three U.S. copies; the last copy offered at auction was incomplete and sold in 1949. $25,000 to $35,000

Auction Update Review

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Thirty-seven Auctions Archived, 42 more this Week

For the week ended Saturday 25 November 2017 37 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 17 denominated in euros, 19 denominated in US dollars and 1 in British pounds.  Turnover was a robust $38,855,684 as 16,153 lots were offered and 13,770 sold for an 85% success rate.  Wow!

 

7 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Heritage AuctionsSports Collectible Catalog Auction on November 18th: $10,805,685 
Heritage AuctionsComics & Comic Art Signature Auction on November 18th: $8,750,157 
Heritage Auctions"Heroes of Sport" Catalog Auction on November 19th: $2,867,263 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters on November 18th: $2,846,909 
ArtcurialThe World of Herge - Tintin's Creator on November 18th: $1,366,622 
ArtcurialComic Strips on November 18th: $1,336,523 
SothebysJacques Grange Collector on November 22nd: $1,282,466 

7 auctions saw total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered in the sale: 

Burgersdijk and NiermansRare Books - Session 1 on November 14th: 203.02% 
SothebysJacques Grange Collector on November 22nd: 177.37% 
Burgersdijk and NiermansRare Books - Session 2 on November 15th: 139.91% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersCollection of Paul F. Walters - Part 2 on November 15th: 136.67% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsCircus, Sideshow and Wild West on November 18th: 126.61% 
The Antiquarian BookRare Books - Internet bidstart 11/14 on November 19th: 122.58% 
Pierre Berge and AssociesBooks on November 23rd: 103.39% 


17 sales saw at least 80% of their lots sell: 

Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersCollection of Paul F. Walters - Part 2 on November 15th: 100.00% 
SothebysJacques Grange Collector on November 22nd: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 11/12 on November 19th: 100.00% 
National Book AuctionsBooks and Ephemera - Antique, Fairbanks, Exploration, etc. on November 4th: 100.00% 
National Book AuctionsAntique, Fraternal, History, etc. on November 18th: 100.00% 
The Antiquarian BookRare Books - Internet bidstart 11/14 on November 19th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics & Comic Art Signature Auction on November 18th: 99.28% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - Online bidstart 11/14 on November 21st: 98.90% 
Heritage Auctions"Heroes of Sport" Catalog Auction on November 19th: 96.55% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters on November 18th: 96.03% 
Heritage AuctionsSports Collectible Catalog Auction on November 18th: 95.28% 
Burgersdijk and NiermansRare Books - Session 1 on November 14th: 95.25% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsCircus, Sideshow and Wild West on November 18th: 90.12% 
Burgersdijk and NiermansRare Books - Session 2 on November 15th: 87.54% 
Addison and SarovaRare Books, Manuscripts and Ephemera on November 18th: 87.19% 
Cowans AuctionsAmerican History - Live Salesroom Auction on November 17th: 85.22% 
Pierre Berge and AssociesBooks on November 23rd: 83.00% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Heritage Auctions 1947 Jackie Robinson Game Worn Brooklyn Dodgers Rookie "Color Barrier" Jersey, MEARS A9--Photo Matched with Family Provenance! on November 19th Actual price: USD $2,050,000.
  2. Artcurial Le Sceptre d'Ottokar on November 18th Actual price: USD $590,850.
  3. Heritage Auctions Dracula (Universal, 1931). One Sheet (27" X 41") Style A. on November 18th Actual price: USD $525,800.
  4. Sothebys BLACK SEA, OZULUCE, 1991 on November 22nd Actual price: USD $487,890.
  5. Artcurial L'Étoile mystérieuse on November 18th Actual price: USD $445,770.
  6. Heritage Auctions 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle #311 PSA NM-MT 8. on November 18th Actual price: USD $408,000.
  7. Artcurial Spirou et Fantasio - Tome 8 La Mauvaise tête on November 18th Actual price: USD $329,706.
  8. Heritage Auctions 1916 D350 Standard Biscuit Babe Ruth #151 Rookie PSA VG-EX 4. on November 18th Actual price: USD $264,000.
  9. Heritage Auctions 1969 Topps Lew Alcindor #25 PSA Gem Mint 10 - Pop Two. on November 18th Actual price: USD $240,000.
  10. Heritage Auctions Casablanca (Warner Brothers, 1947). First Post-War Release French Grande (46.5" X 63.25") Pierre Pigeot Artwork. on November 18th Actual price: USD $239,000.
  11. Sothebys PICASSO, 1957 on November 22nd Actual price: USD $234,000.
  12. Heritage Auctions Journey Into Mystery #83 (Marvel, 1962) CGC NM 9.4 White pages. on November 18th Actual price: USD $191,200.
  13. Heritage Auctions Robert Crumb Your Hytone Comix Complete 8-Page Story Original Art (Apex Novelties, 1971). on November 18th Actual price: USD $167,300.
  14. Heritage Auctions Detective Comics #33 (DC, 1939) CGC VF 8.0 Cream to off-white pages. on November 18th Actual price: USD $167,300.
  15. Heritage Auctions Fantastic Four #1 (Marvel, 1961) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white to white pages. on November 18th Actual price: USD $161,325.
  16. ALDE Danseuses au repos. on November 22nd Actual price: USD $160,875.
  17. Heritage Auctions Tales of Suspense #39 (Marvel, 1963) CBCS NM+ 9.6 White pages. on November 18th Actual price: USD $155,350.
  18. Heritage Auctions Showcase #4 The Flash (DC, 1956) CGC VF+ 8.5 White pages. on November 18th Actual price: USD $155,350.
  19. Heritage Auctions Showcase #22 Green Lantern (DC, 1959) CGC NM- 9.2 Cream to off-white pages. on November 18th Actual price: USD $149,375.
  20. Heritage Auctions 1933 Goudey Napoleon Lajoie #106 PSA Mint 9 - None Higher. on November 18th Actual price: USD $144,000.
  21. Heritage Auctions Robert Crumb Your Hytone Comics Complete 3-Page Story Original Art (Apex Novelties, 1971). on November 18th Actual price: USD $143,400.
  22. Heritage Auctions Robert Crumb - Complete Sketchbook Original Art (c. 1970). on November 18th Actual price: USD $143,400.
  23. Sothebys AHMED TRIPTYCH, MARCH 1962/CIRCA 1990S on November 22nd Actual price: USD $138,938.
  24. Heritage Auctions 1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle #253 PSA NM-MT 8. on November 18th Actual price: USD $132,000.
  25. Heritage Auctions Detective Comics #31 (DC, 1939) CGC VG/FN 5.0 Off-white to white pages. on November 18th Actual price: USD $131,450.



37 total sales reported this week:

Aste Bolaffi. Posters on November 23rd: 66.89%
Trafford Books. Books on November 22nd: 70.61%
Il Ponte. Books and Manuscripts on November 21st: 66.40%
Rossini. Photographs on November 20th: 64.54%
Pierre Berge and Associes. Books on November 23rd: 83.00%
Pierre Berge and Associes. Books on November 22nd: 74.42%
ALDE. Modern Illustrated Books and Original Bindings on November 22nd: 66.28%
Artcurial. The World of Herge - Tintin's Creator on November 18th: 66.93%
Artcurial. Comic Strips on November 18th: 65.26%
Sothebys. Jacques Grange Collector on November 22nd: 100.00%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on November 21st: 77.14%
Burgersdijk and Niermans. Rare Books - Session 1 on November 14th: 95.25%
Burgersdijk and Niermans. Rare Books - Session 2 on November 15th: 87.54%
National Book Auctions. Antique, Fraternal, History, etc. on November 18th: 100.00%
National Book Auctions. Books and Ephemera - Antique, Fairbanks, Exploration, etc. on November 4th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Online bidstart 11/14 on November 21st: 98.90%
Ketterer Kunst Doerling. Rare Books - Day 2 on November 21st: 54.81%
Ketterer Kunst Doerling. Rare Books - Day 1 on November 20th: 77.57%
PIASA. American Idols: American Prints on November 16th: 48.00%
Bonhams. TCM Presents... Out of this World! on November 21st: 65.03%
Bonhams. TCM Presents ... Vintage Movie Posters Featuring the Ira Resnick Collection on November 20th: 76.84%
Christian Hesse Auktionen. Books, Autographs and Prints on November 18th: 60.77%
Neal Auction Company. Louisiana Purchase Auction on November 19th: 67.09%
Addison and Sarova. Rare Books, Manuscripts and Ephemera on November 18th: 87.19%
Heritage Auctions. "Heroes of Sport" Catalog Auction on November 19th: 96.55%
Potter and Potter Auctions. Circus, Sideshow and Wild West on November 18th: 90.12%
Clars Auction Gallery. Antiques, Asian and Fine Arts: Prints on November 19th: 75.00%
Cowans Auctions. American History - Live Salesroom Auction on November 17th: 85.22%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Collection of Paul F. Walters - Part 2 on November 15th: 100.00%
Binoche et Giquello. Surrealism: Books, Drawings, Autographs, Manuscripts on November 15th: 52.46%
Eldreds. Fall Americana Auction on November 18th: 76.67%
The Antiquarian Book. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 11/14 on November 19th: 100.00%
Arader Galleries. Fall 2017 Sale on November 18th: 65.83%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 11/12 on November 19th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters on November 18th: 96.03%
Heritage Auctions. Sports Collectible Catalog Auction on November 18th: 95.28%
Heritage Auctions. Comics & Comic Art Signature Auction on November 18th: 99.28%

 

For the week ahead 42 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Nov. 27th
Dorotheum . Vienna. Autographs, Manuscripts and Certificates. 308 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 86 lots
Northeast Auctions. Portsmouth. Portsmouth Monday Evening Auction. 10 lots

Tue. Nov. 28th
Christies. London -South Kensington. Rare Books and Manuscripts. 148 lots
Sothebys. London. Music Manuscripts. 74 lots
Christies. London - King Street. Interiors: Ski Posters. 74 lots
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Books, Documents and Photographs. 370 lots
Minerva Auctions Roma. Roma. Photographs. 361 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Online bidstart 11/21. 495 lots

Wed. Nov. 29th
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints. 6 lots
Bonhams. London. Prints and Multiples. 345 lots
Chiswick Auctions. London. Printed Books and Manuscripts. 309 lots
Forum Auctions in Italy. Roma. Books and Works on Paper. 433 lots
Winner's Auctions and Exhibitions. Jerusalem. Holy books, letters from Rabbis and Rebbes, Judaica, Maps, Periodicals, Postcards, banknotes, Eretz. 500 lots
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . Fine Art - Prints. 161 lots

Thu. Nov. 30th
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Fine Sale - Day 3: Books. 88 lots
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Cape Town. Books - Internet Bidstart 11/23. 438 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . 15th-19th Century Prints. 675 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Music, Opera and Theatre. 111 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. The Richard E. Bateman Collection on Celestial Mechanics with Rare Books & Manuscripts from various. 353 lots
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Books and Manuscripts. 211 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . From the Library of a Rare Print Dealer. 351 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Fall Asian Art Auction - Prints. 102 lots
Nye & Company Auctioneers. Bloomfield. November Backyard Timed Auction. 61 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Asian and Islamic Works of Art - Prints. 7 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. The NCS Thanks & Giving Auction benefiting Hurricane Relief - Internet bidstart 11/22. 130 lots

Fri. Dec. 1st
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. December Premiere Sale - Day 1. 576 lots

Sat. Dec. 2nd
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. 20th Century, Modern & Contemporary Fine Art - Prints. 167 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Americana and Political Grand Format Auction. 408 lots
Leland Little Auctions. Hillsborough, NC. The Winter Quarterly Auction. 29 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. December Premiere Sale - Day 2. 641 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Modern Art Part II - Prints. 440 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Modern Art Part I - Prints. 359 lots
John McInnis Auctioneers. Amesbury. Extraordinary Estate Auction. 77 lots
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books.
Treadway Toomey Auctions. Oak Park. 20th Century Art and Design - Prints, Books, Autographs.

Sun. Dec. 3rd
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. 19th Century Spirit.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 11/26.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 11/26.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 11-5. 788 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. December Premiere Sale - Day 3. 110 lots
Carlsen Gallery. Greenville, NY. Holiday Season Antique Auction.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Doyle, online only: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake" Johnson. July 13-24, 2018</b>
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Zane Grey, Inscribed photograph album depicting Grey and party at Catalina, fishing, and in Arizona. $700 to $1,000
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Eric Taverner, Salmon Fishing...London: Seeley, Service & Co., 1931. $600 to $900
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> The Gentleman Angler. $300 to $500
    <b>Doyle, online only: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake" Johnson. July 13-24, 2018</b>
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Ken Robinson, Flyfishers' Progress. [London: The Flyfishers' Club, 2000. $200 to $300
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> G. H. Lacy, North Punjab Fishing Club Angler's Handbook. Calcutta: Newman & Co., 1890. $300 to $500
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> J. Harrington Keene, Fly-Fishing and Fly-Making for Trout, etc. New York, 1887. $200 to $300
    <b>Doyle, online only: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake" Johnson. July 13-24, 2018</b>
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Arthur Macrate, The History of The Tuna Club, Avalon, Santa Catalina Island, California, 1948. $400 to $600
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Joseph D. Bates Jr. Streamer Fly Tying and Fishing. Harrisburg, PA: The Stackpole Company, 1966. $800 to $1,200
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Paul Schmookler and Ingrid V. Sils. Rare and Unusual Fly Tying Materials: A Natural History. $300 to $500
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Herbert Hoover, Fishing For Fun - And To Wash Your Soul. New York: Random House, 1963. $400 to $600
  • <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Charles Darwin on sexuality and the transmission of hereditary characteristics: Autograph Letter Signed to Lawson Tait. Down, 17 January [1877].
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> MILTON, JOHN. <i>Paradise Lost. A Poem written in ten books.</i> London: 1667. A very rare example with the contemporary binding untouched and with a 1667 title page.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Hamilton secures the ratification of the Constitution: <i>The Debates and Proceedings of the Convention of the State of New-York, assembled at Poughkeespsie, on the 17th June, 1788.</i>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> The social contract “Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains”: ROUSSEAU, JEAN-JACQUES. <i>Principes du Droit Politique [Du Contract Social]</i>. Amsterdam: Michel Rey, 1762
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> “The first English textbook on geometrical land-measurement and surveying”: BENESE, RICHARD. <i>This Boke Sheweth the Maner of Measurynge All Maner of Lande…</i>