• <center><b>Sotheby’s New York<br>Fine Autograph Letters and Manuscripts from a Distinguished Private Collection: Part II<br>December 13, 2018</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec 13:</b> Sibelius, Jean. Autograph manuscript of “Spagnuolo” for piano, boldly signed “Jean Sibelius.” $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec 13:</b> Verdi, Giuseppe. Fourteen largely unpublished autograph letters signed to Alessandro Lanari, the “Napoleon of Impresarios.” $100,000 to $150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec 13:</b> Jefferson, Thomas. Autograph letter signed ("Th: Jefferson") to William Lee, Monticello, 26 August 1816. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec 13:</b> Whitman, Walt. Signed carte-de-visite photograph by Benjamin Gurney, 1875. $1,000 to $1,500
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec 13:</b> Wilde, Oscar. Autograph letter signed ("Oscar Wilde"). 8 pages on 2 bifolia of different sizes, with ink sketch on the first page. $25,000 to $30,000
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s New York<br>Fine Books & Manuscripts Online<br>Ending December 17</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, Now - Dec 17:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies…</i> The Second Impression. 1632. $100,000 to $150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, Now - Dec 17:</b> GEORGE CURZON, 1ST MARQUESS CURZON OF KEDLESTON. “Curzon Tiger Hunt.” [India: circa 1901]. 120 albumen photographs. $3,000 to $5,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, Now - Dec 17:</b> (CASSADY, NEAL). Kerouac, Jack. <i>On the Road.</i> New York: Viking Press, 1957. Inscribed. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, Now - Dec 17:</b> VEGA, JOSEPH PENSO DE LA. <i>Confusion de Confusiones. Dialogos curiosos entre un Philosopho agudo, un Mercader discrete...</i> Amsterdam, 1688. $200,000 to $300,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, Now - Dec 17:</b> RACKHAM, ARTHUR — [WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE]. "The Moon Like to a Silver Bow New-Bent in Heaven," original illustration for <i>A Midsummer Night's Dream.</i> $12,000 to $18,000
  • <center><b>Doyle: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake” Johnson<br>Online Only Auction ending Dec. 18</b>
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> WETZEL, CHARLES M. American Fishing Books. $400 to $600
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> BISSELL, ALFRED E., <i>In Pursuit of Salar.</i> $400 to $600
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> <i>The Settler and Sportsman in Anticosti.</i> $400 to $600
    <center><b>Doyle: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake” Johnson<br>Online Only Auction ending Dec. 18</b>
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> CARLETON, HENRY GUY, <i>Advice to Young Anglers.</i> $300 to $500
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> ROBINSON, ROLAND EVANS, <i>Forest and Stream Fables. By Awahsoose the Bear.</i> $300 to $500
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> SAWADA, KEN, <i>The Art of the Classic Salmon Fly.</i> $300 to $500
    <center><b>Doyle: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake” Johnson<br>Online Only Auction ending Dec. 18</b>
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> SOUTHARD, CHARLES ZIBEON, <i>The Evolution of Trout and Trout Fishing in America.</i> $400 to $600
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> SOUTHARD, CHARLES ZIBEON, <i>Trout Fly-Fishing in America.</i> $400 to $600
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 13:</b> Adrian Reland, <i>Imperium Japonicum,</i> first European map to use Sino-Japanese characters, Amsterdam, circa 1740. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 13:</b> John Overton, <i>A New & Most Exact Map of America,</i> hand colored, London, 1671. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 13:</b> John James Audubon, <i>The Birds of America & Quadrupeds of North America,</i> together in 10 matching octavo bindings. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 13:</b> Cornelis de Jode, <i>Hemispheriu ab Aequinoctiali Linea,</i> Antwerp, 1593. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 13:</b> Currier & Ives, <i>Across the Continent,</i> New York, 1868, formerly in the collection of Thomas Winthrop Streeter. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 13:</b> Frederick Sander, <i>Reichenbachia, Orchids Illustrated & Described,</i> in four volumes, St. Albans, 1888-94. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 13:</b> Color woodblock map of Uraga and Edo Bay showing the course of Commodore Perry’s Black Ship squadron, Japan, circa 1854. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 13:</b> Manuscript report on the arrival of Commodore Matthew Perry, with 2 portraits of Perry & Commander H. A. Adams, Japan. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 13:</b> Edward Lear, <i>Castello di Melfi in Basilicata,</i> ink, graphite & watercolor, 1847. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 13:</b> Abraham Ortelius, <i>Islandia,</i> Antwerp, 1603. $3,500 to $5,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 13:</b> Philippe Vandermaelen, North American volume of the first atlas to use lithography, Brussels, 1827. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 13:</b> Joseph Frederick Wallet Des Barres, <i>A Chart of the Coast,</i> from the <i>Atlantic Neptune,</i> London, 1780. $18,000 to $22,000.

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Rare Book Hub: 31 Auctions Archived, another 29 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 29 September 2018 31 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 1 in Australian dollars, 11 denominated in euros, 2 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 16 in US dollars. Turnover was $21,548,033 as 8,956 lots were offered and 6,911 sold for a 77% success rate.

 

3 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Heritage Auctions1909-11 T206 PSA Set Registry Catalog Auction on September 20th: $8,150,658 
SothebysPrints and Multiples on September 26th: $5,799,668 
Swann GalleriesPrinted and Manuscript Americana on September 27th: $1,268,800 



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

Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersOrnithology - including Books on September 21st: 302.32% 
SothebysAlias Daniel Cordier on September 27th: 264.29% 
Dorotheum Books and Decorative Prints on September 25th: 186.56% 
TajanParisian Library on September 25th: 158.48% 
Swann GalleriesPrinted and Manuscript Americana on September 27th: 116.57% 
Leland Little AuctionsImportant Fall Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs on September 22nd: 111.56% 
Venator and HansteinMASTERPIECES OF GRAPHICS OF FIVE CENTURIES on September 21st: 100.80% 
SkinnerFine Prints and Multiples; Photographs on September 21st: 100.31% 


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

Heritage Auctions1909-11 T206 PSA Set Registry Catalog Auction on September 20th: 100.00% 
SothebysAlias Daniel Cordier on September 27th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsThe Art of Ronald McDonald and Friends - The Setmakers Collection on September 23rd: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 9/16 on September 23rd: 99.53% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 9/16 on September 23rd: 98.45% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 9/18 on September 25th: 97.85% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 8/26 on September 23rd: 97.69% 
Leland Little AuctionsImportant Fall Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs on September 22nd: 96.36% 
William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsSeptember Quarterly Sale on September 25th: 96.00% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on September 22nd: 95.81% 
SothebysPrints and Multiples on September 26th: 91.75% 
Lancaster Mennonite Historical SocietyBooks on September 14th: 90.00% 
SkinnerFine Prints and Multiples; Photographs on September 21st: 86.83% 
Swann GalleriesPrinted and Manuscript Americana on September 27th: 85.27% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on September 25th: 84.62% 
Il PonteInterior Decoration - Prints and Photographs on September 21st: 82.24% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Heritage Auctions 1909-11 T206 Sweet Caporal 350/30 Eddie Plank PSA NM 7 - Pop Three, One Higher. on September 20th Actual price: USD $690,000.
  2. Heritage Auctions 1909-11 T206 Piedmont 150 Sherry Magee ("Magie" Error) PSA NM-MT 8 - The Single Finest Example Known! on September 20th Actual price: USD $660,000.
  3. Sothebys THE SCREAM (AFTER MUNCH) (F. & S. IIIA.58) on September 26th Actual price: USD $504,240.
  4. RR Auction Apple-1 Computer on September 25th Actual price: USD $375,000.
  5. Heritage Auctions 1909-11 T206 Old Mill Ty Cobb (Green Portrait) PSA NM-MT 8 - Pop Eight, None Higher. on September 20th Actual price: USD $360,000.
  6. Heritage Auctions 1909-11 T206 Sweet Caporal 150/649 Overprint Christy Mathewson (White Cap) PSA Mint 9 - Pop Two, None Higher! on September 20th Actual price: USD $264,000.
  7. Sothebys  UNTITLED 1-5 (L. PP. 30-33) on September 26th Actual price: USD $247,500.
  8. Sothebys VAMPIRE II (WOLL 41; SCHIEFLER 34) on September 26th Actual price: USD $247,500.
  9. Sothebys MUHAMMAD ALI (F. & S. II.179-182) on September 26th Actual price: USD $239,250.
  10. Sothebys QUEEN ELIZABETH II (SEE F. & S. IIB.334-337) on September 26th Actual price: USD $214,500.
  11. Sothebys THE ENTOMBMENT (B., HOLL. 86; NEW HOLL. 284; H. 281) on September 26th Actual price: USD $198,000.
  12. Heritage Auctions 1909-11 T206 Piedmont 150 John McGraw (Finger in Air) PSA Gem Mint 10 - Pop One! on September 20th Actual price: USD $192,000.
  13. Heritage Auctions 1909-11 T206 Sweet Caporal 350-460/42 Overprint Ty Cobb (Portrait-Red) PSA NM-MT 8 - Pop One, None Higher! on September 20th Actual price: USD $192,000.
  14. Heritage Auctions 1909-11 T206 Piedmont 150 Cy Young (Bare Hand Shows) PSA Mint 9 - Pop Three, None Higher! on September 20th Actual price: USD $168,000.
  15. Sothebys MADONNA (AFTER MUNCH) (F. & S. IIIA.60[B]) on September 26th Actual price: USD $165,000.
  16. Sothebys MADONNA AND SELF-PORTRAIT WITH SKELETON'S ARM (AFTER MUNCH) (F. & S. IIIA.62) on September 26th Actual price: USD $165,000.
  17. Sothebys THE SCREAM (AFTER MUNCH) (F. & S. IIIA.58[B]) on September 26th Actual price: USD $165,000.
  18. Heritage Auctions 1909-11 T206 Sweet Caporal 350-460/25 Walter Johnson (Hands at Chest) PSA Mint 9 - Pop Three, None Higher! on September 20th Actual price: USD $156,000.
  19. Sothebys TOMATO SOUP (FELDMAN & SCHELLMANN II.46) on September 26th Actual price: USD $148,500.
  20. Heritage Auctions 1909-11 T206 Sweet Caporal Ty Cobb (Bat On Shoulder) PSA NM-MT 8 - None Higher! on September 20th Actual price: USD $144,000.
  21. Sothebys EVA MUDOCCI (AFTER MUNCH) (F. & S. IIIA.59) on September 26th Actual price: USD $140,250.
  22. Sothebys MICK JAGGER (F. & S. II.143) on September 26th Actual price: USD $132,000.
  23. Sothebys FRANÇOISE SUR FOND GRIS (B. 681; M., PP. 195) on September 26th Actual price: USD $132,000.
  24. Sothebys SELF-PORTRAIT WITH SKELETON'S ARM (AFTER MUNCH) (F. & S. IIIA.61[B]) on September 26th Actual price: USD $123,750.
  25. Heritage Auctions 1909-11 T206 Piedmont 350 Christy Mathewson (Dark Cap) PSA NM-MT 8.5 - Pop One, One Higher! on September 20th Actual price: USD $120,000.



31 total sales reported this week:

Swann Galleries. Printed and Manuscript Americana on September 27th: 85.27%
University Archives. Outstanding Selection of Autographed Documents, Manuscripts, Books & Relics on September 26th: 76.74%
Leland Little Auctions. Important Fall Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs on September 22nd: 96.36%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints, Photographs on September 26th: 60.00%
RR Auction. Remarkable Rarities - bidstart 9/13 on September 25th: 64.81%
Sothebys. Alias Daniel Cordier on September 27th: 100.00%
Sothebys. Prints and Multiples on September 26th: 91.75%
Tajan. Parisian Library on September 25th: 62.91%
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. September Quarterly Sale on September 25th: 96.00%
Dorotheum . Books and Decorative Prints on September 25th: 79.84%
Bonhams. Exploration and Travel, Featuring Americana on September 25th: 57.24%
Morton Subastas. Books and Documents on the History of Mexico on September 25th: 26.06%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 9/18 on September 25th: 97.85%
Australian Book Auctions. Books, Documents, and maps including Voyages, Exploration and Travels, Ephemera, Australiana, Prin on September 24th: 71.66%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on September 25th: 84.62%
Venator and Hanstein. Modern and Contemporary Prints, Modern Books on September 22nd: 56.95%
Venator and Hanstein. Books, Prints and Drawings, Autographs on September 21st: 39.68%
Venator and Hanstein. MASTERPIECES OF GRAPHICS OF FIVE CENTURIES on September 21st: 55.68%
Il Ponte. Interior Decoration - Prints and Photographs on September 21st: 82.24%
Eldreds. Antiques and Accessories - Books and Prints on September 22nd: 63.01%
Ader. Books and Photographs on September 20th: 60.55%
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Books on September 14th: 90.00%
Skinner. Fine Prints and Multiples; Photographs on September 21st: 86.83%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Ornithology - including Books on September 21st: 57.66%
Il Ponte. Books and Manuscripts on May 23rd: 32.64%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 8/26 on September 23rd: 97.69%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 9/16 on September 23rd: 99.53%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 9/16 on September 23rd: 98.45%
Heritage Auctions. The Art of Ronald McDonald and Friends - The Setmakers Collection on September 23rd: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. 1909-11 T206 PSA Set Registry Catalog Auction on September 20th: 100.00%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on September 22nd: 95.81%

 

For the week ahead 29 sales are scheduled:


Mon. Oct. 1st
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. 19TH CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE MIDDLE-EAST AND ETHNIC JEWELLERY - ONLINE AUCTION - bidstart 9/18. 52 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 59 lots
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . Prints. 28 lots

Tue. Oct. 2nd
Bonhams. New York. Photographs. 138 lots
Lyon and Turnbull. Edinburgh. Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs. 384 lots
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Fine Prints. 320 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 9/25. 677 lots
Dorotheum . Vienna. Prints Before 1900. 88 lots
PIASA. Paris. Tribute to Joy Henderiks and his commitment to Restos du Coeur - Prints. 33 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Antiquarian and Collectors Books. 203 lots

Wed. Oct. 3rd
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Documents. 536 lots
Pandolfini. Florence . Works on Paper: 15th-19th Century - Prints. 15 lots
Sothebys. New York. Contemporary Photographs. 78 lots
Sothebys. New York. Photographs. 130 lots
Leland Little Auctions. Hillsborough, NC. The Collection of NOA Living presented by Leland Little Auctions and Iron Horse Auction Co. - Poster. 62 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints and Maps. 187 lots

Thu. Oct. 4th
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Literature. 514 lots
Sothebys. New York. Creating a Stage: The Collection of Marsha and Robin Williams. 82 lots
Christies. New York. An American Journey: The Diann G. and Thomas A. Mann Collection of Photographic Masterworks. 64 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Prints, Advertising. 61 lots

Fri. Oct. 5th
Christies. New York. Photographs. 181 lots
Marc van de Wiele Auctions. Brugge. Documents, Books and Manuscripts. 1246 lots
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. 75172 Pforzheim. Rare Books. 5390 lots
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Posters - Prints. 281 lots

Sat. Oct. 6th
Case Antiques, Inc.. Knoxville. Books, Prints. 99 lots
J & J LUBRANO MUSIC ANTIQUARIANS LLC. Syosset. Printed Music. 471 lots

Sun. Oct. 7th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 9/30.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 9/30.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 9/9. 174 lots

 

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Arenberg Auctions: Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps, and Works on Paper. December 14 & 15, 2018</b>
    <b>Arenberg Auctions, Dec 14-15:</b> LÉOPOLD II of Belgium. Autograph letter signed to Ferdinand de Lesseps. (Brusselss, 30th of August 1881. € 500 / 600
    <b>Arenberg Auctions, Dec 14-15:</b> Unique collection of c. 280 satirical postcards on Léopold II of Belgium.<br>€ 3.000 / 3.500
    <b>Arenberg Auctions, Dec 14-15:</b> Horae, use of Rouen, c. 1475.<br>€ 22.000 / 30.000
    <b>Arenberg Auctions: Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps, and Works on Paper. December 14 & 15, 2018</b>
    <b>Arenberg Auctions, Dec 14-15:</b> <i>Sensuyt la tresplaisante hystoire du preux et vaillant Guerin de Montglaue</i> [...]. € 6.000 / 8.000
    <b>Arenberg Auctions, Dec 14-15:</b> SCUTENAIRE, Louis. <i>Mes inscriptions.</i> 1945-1963. € 1.000 / 1.200
    <b>Arenberg Auctions, Dec 14-15:</b> Études Gèographiques [puzzle].<br>€ 70 / 100
    <b>Arenberg Auctions: Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps, and Works on Paper. December 14 & 15, 2018</b>
    <b>Arenberg Auctions, Dec 14-15:</b> Unique series of fifty 19th-c. Persian miniatures. € 1.500 / 2.500
    <b>Arenberg Auctions, Dec 14-15:</b> SIXTUS IV. <i>De sanguine Christi et De potentia Dei,</i> 1474. € 4.500 / 6.000
    <b>Arenberg Auctions, Dec 14-15:</b> Joan Miró, lithographies. € 200 / 300
    <b>Arenberg Auctions, Dec 14-15:</b> MERIAN, Anna Maria Sibylla. [Metamorphosis of a brown butterfly]. € 4.000 / 5.000
  • <b>Bonhams New York: Fine Books and Manuscripts Including the World of Hilary Knight. December 5, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> KNIGHT, HILARY. The Original Portrait of Eloise that Hung at the Plaza Hotel. $100,000 to 150,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> WARHOL, ANDY. "Iced Lemon Delight," an Original Watercolor Presented to Hilary Knight's cat, Phoebe $8,000 to 12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> SENDAK, MAURICE. <i>Where the Wild Things Are.</i> PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED with drawing to Hilary Knight in the month following publication. $10,000 to 15,000
    <b>Bonhams New York: Fine Books and Manuscripts Including the World of Hilary Knight. December 5, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> NOLAND, KENNETH. Original circle painting, untitled, acrylic and ink on cloth, for cover of monograph $8,000 to 12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> TOULOUSE-LAUTREC. <i>Histoires Naturelles,</i> 1899. With 22 original lithographs. $10,000 to 15,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>A Collection of Poems,</i> [1711]. The first authoritative and complete collected Sonnets.$15,000 to 20,000
    <b>Bonhams New York: Fine Books and Manuscripts Including the World of Hilary Knight. December 5, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> LONDON, JACK. <i>The Call of the Wild.</i> 1903. First edition, first state jacket. $2,000 to 3,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> FROST, ROBERT. Autograph Manuscript of "Build Soil," 12 pp, 1932-1936. $15,000 to 20,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> GOULD, GLENN. Glenn Gould's extensively annotated copy of Bach's Goldberg Variations $100,000 to 150,000
    <b>Bonhams New York: Fine Books and Manuscripts Including the World of Hilary Knight. December 5, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> PLATH, SYLVIA. EARLY Autograph Letter Signed, about her beginnings as a writer, Northampton, MA, 1951. $7,000 to 10,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> HOUDINI, HARRY. A collection of 11 cast iron shackle and lock items from Houdini's personal collection. $20,000 to 30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> M4 ENGIMA MACHINE, with very rare RARE HYDRA KEY ENVELOPE. $400,000 to 600,000
  • <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>