• <b>Now in press: 19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy.</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> <i>The First American Magna Carta. English Liberties.</i> Boston, 1721.
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Babbage presentation to Peel, the man who killed the Difference Engine 1832
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> The Stamp Act. 1765
    <b>Now in press: 19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy.</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Central Park Photographs by Prevost 1862
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Salem Witch Trials. Wonders of the Invisible World 1693
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Mammoth print of Millie-Christine, "The Carolina Twins" c. 1868
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30: Printed & Manuscript African Americana</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> Malcolm X, typed manuscripts for the <i>LA Herald Dispatch</i> column "God's Angry Men," 1957.<br>$200,000 to $300,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> Frederick Douglass, Autograph Letter Signed to George Alfred Townsend, Washington, 1880.<br>$40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> Carte-de-visite album featuring a previously unrecorded image of Harriet Tubman, 1860s.<br>$20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30: Printed & Manuscript African Americana</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> Collection of documents from the Montgomery Improvement Association, Alabama, 1955-63. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> Martin Luther King, Jr., working draft of the "Letter from Birmingham Jail," Alabama, 1963. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> <i>Benjamin Bannaker's Almanac</i> for 1795, Baltimore. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30: Printed & Manuscript African Americana</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> Collection of 41 letters addressed to Rebecca Primus, 1854-72.<br>$20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> Abby Fisher, <i>What Mrs. Fisher Knows About Old Southern Cooking</i>, first edition, San Francisco, 1881.<br>$10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> Victor H. Green, <i>The Negro Motorist Green-Book for 1941</i>, New York, 1940. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> Toni Morrison, <i>The Bluest Eye, </i>reviewer's copy, New York, 1971. $4,000 to $6,000.
  • <b>Seth Kaller:</b> “America the Beautiful”
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> George Washington, Tongue-in-Cheek, Writes James McHenry About His Wife or Mistress—But Funding the Continental Army is the Real Topic
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Young’s Map of the United States
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> President Lincoln & His Most Profitable Client, the Illinois Central Railroad
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Lincoln Thanks Former Pro-Slavery and Newly Republican Congressman for a Fiery Anti-Slavery Speech at a Philadelphia Campaign Rally
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> “A Visit From St. Nicholas” - great association copy inscribed by Clement C. Moore
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Einstein Agrees to Allow “a Short Book on the Hydrogen Bomb” to Use His Statement Made on Eleanor Roosevelt’s TV Show
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> The Building Blocks of Albert Einstein’s Creative Mind
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> A Unique Manuscript Map of Block Island Sound Including Fisher’s and Gardiner’s Islands, the Hamptons, and Montauk Point
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> J.R.R. Tolkien Writes his Proofreader with a Lengthy Discussion of the Lord of the Rings, Including Criticism of Radio Broadcasts of his Work
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Six Benjamin Franklin Signed Receipts – Including his Earliest Obtainable Autograph — Acknowledging a Donation to the Famous Library Company He Founded, and Five Payments for His Pennsylvania Gazette
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Sherman Dishes on Lincoln & Thomas, Meade, Sheridan, Halleck & Grant
  • <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> THE PAPERS OF BREVET MAJOR GENERAL JOHN GROSS BARNARD (1815-1882), Chief Engineer of the Army of the Potomac. Estimate: $75,000-100,000
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> ALVIN LANGDON COBURN. London. With 20 photogravures by Coburn and text by Hilaire Belloc, London and New York: 1909. First edition. Est: $4,000-6,000
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> WILLIAM FADEN, A Plan of New York Island, with part of Long Island, Staten Island & East New Jersey. London: 1776. Estimate: $5,000-8,000
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> MAX BEERBOHM, Lord Curzon delivering an oration. Original drawing with collage. London, 1912. Est: $2,000-3,000
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> AMERICAN REVOLUTION, Recueil des Loix Constitutives des Colonies Angloises. A Philadelphie, et se vend a Paris: Cellot & Jombert, 1778. First collected edition in French. Estimate: $500-800
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> WILLIAM TECUMSEH SHERMAN, Confederate General Joseph Johnston's copy of Sherman's General Orders No. 65 announcing the final agreement of Surrender, 27 April 1865. Est: $4,000-6,000
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> JOHN KEATS, Lamia, Isabella, the Eve of Saint Agnes and Other Poems. London: Taylor and Hessey, 1820. First edition of Keats’s third book.. Estimate: $5,000-7,000
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> M. T. Cicero's Cato Major, or his discourse of Old-age: With Explanatory Notes. Philadelphia: Benjamin Franklin, 1744. Est: $5,000-8,000
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> WINSTON S CHURCHILL, History of the English Speaking Peoples. London: Cassell, 1956-58. First editions. Est: $1,500-2,500

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No Sale Number Auction House Sale Name Date of Auction Archived Date Total Lots Lots Sold % Lots Sold CURR Exch. Rate Low Est. Lots Sold High Est. Lots Sold High Est. All Lots Total Sales Total Sales In $ % Total Sales / High Est.
1 #2184 Arader Galleries Spring 2017 Auction March 25, 2017 March 27, 2017 264 154 58.33% USD 1.0 1,021,550.00 1,556,150.00 3,307,050.00 1,236,969.00 1,236,969.00 37.40%
2 #6171 Heritage Auctions Texana and Western Americana March 24, 2017 March 25, 2017 363 315 86.78% USD 1.0 400,880.00 600,970.00 816,790.00 507,740.25 507,740.25 62.16%
3 #2009 Forum Auctions Online Sale: Modern Literature March 23, 2017 March 24, 2017 103 88 85.44% GBP 1.26 12,520.00 17,740.00 21,400.00 16,025.00 20,031.37 74.88%
4 #19215 Bloomsbury Auctions Autographs and Memorabilia March 23, 2017 March 23, 2017 505 415 82.18% GBP 1.26 145,600.00 204,480.00 262,870.00 191,586.00 239,482.50 72.88%
5 #12236 Dorotheum Modern and Contemporary Prints March 23, 2017 March 23, 2017 13 7 53.85% EUR 1.09 13,500.00 19,900.00 37,900.00 24,856.00 26,844.48 65.58%
6 #610 PBA Galleries Fine Literature March 23, 2017 March 27, 2017 443 333 75.17% USD 1.0 135,930.00 210,400.00 321,600.00 135,738.00 135,738.00 42.21%
7 #46813 Ader Judaica - Books, Manuscripts, Letters March 22, 2017 March 23, 2017 128 88 68.75% EUR 1.09 49,010.00 64,930.00 91,670.00 94,308.00 101,852.64 102.88%
8 #24037 Bonhams Prints and Multiples March 22, 2017 March 23, 2017 283 205 72.44% GBP 1.26 200,100.00 286,700.00 391,400.00 344,526.00 430,657.50 88.02%
9 #81186 Pierre Berge and Associes Ancient and Modern Books March 22, 2017 March 23, 2017 117 55 47.01% EUR 1.09 150,150.00 199,250.00 397,800.00 247,258.00 267,038.64 62.16%
10 #1712c Bruun Rasmussen Books March 21, 2017 March 23, 2017 236 192 81.36% DKK 0.15 627,200.00 756,200.00 1,155,200.00 1,068,781.25 160,317.39 92.52%
11 #1712b Bruun Rasmussen Modern and Contemporary Prints March 21, 2017 March 23, 2017 71 59 83.10% DKK 0.15 155,000.00 177,000.00 216,000.00 190,187.50 28,528.22 88.05%
12 #1009 Forum Auctions Editions and Works on Paper March 21, 2017 March 23, 2017 410 311 75.85% GBP 1.26 358,250.00 515,600.00 738,700.00 609,275.00 761,594.08 82.48%
13 #2440 Swann Galleries Illustration Art March 21, 2017 March 23, 2017 278 224 80.58% USD 1.0 402,250.00 598,850.00 763,200.00 590,846.00 590,846.00 77.42%
14 #82024 Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions Antiquarian and Modern Books March 21, 2017 March 23, 2017 464 381 82.11% EUR 1.09 182,990.00 230,610.00 310,760.00 412,050.00 445,013.98 132.59%
15 #1712a Bruun Rasmussen Old Master Prints March 20, 2017 March 23, 2017 8 7 87.50% DKK 0.15 29,500.00 36,000.00 39,000.00 23,937.50 3,590.63 61.38%
16 #31917 Clars Auction Gallery Antiques, Asian and Fine Arts: Prints March 19, 2017 March 22, 2017 61 48 78.69% USD 1.0 47,500.00 76,800.00 100,500.00 55,539.00 55,539.00 55.26%
17 #121712 Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 3/12 March 19, 2017 March 22, 2017 715 712 99.58% USD 1.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 210,986.90 210,986.90
18 #n09666 Sothebys Saturdays at Sotheby's: Asian Art - Prints, Books March 18, 2017 March 22, 2017 10 8 80.00% USD 1.0 27,100.00 40,700.00 46,700.00 111,125.00 111,125.00 237.96%
19 #45755 Vermot de Pas Comics and Original Plates March 18, 2017 March 22, 2017 995 712 71.56% EUR 1.09 194,360.00 240,970.00 342,790.00 237,576.00 256,582.08 69.31%
20 #2514 Ferraton Photographs, Prints March 18, 2017 March 24, 2017 379 361 95.25% EUR 1.09 40,505.00 59,355.00 64,565.00 101,831.25 109,977.75 157.72%
21 #31817 National Book Auctions Books, Art and Ephemera - Civil War, Life, Emblems, Derriere March 18, 2017 March 24, 2017 327 327 100.00% USD 1.0 48,420.00 98,900.00 98,900.00 55,988.75 55,989.20 56.61%
22 #31817 Clars Auction Gallery Fine Art - Prints and Photography March 18, 2017 March 22, 2017 95 70 73.68% USD 1.0 11,150.00 20,150.00 26,150.00 13,261.60 13,261.60 50.71%
23 #31717 Rago Arts and Auctions Great Estates Auction - Books and Prints March 17, 2017 March 22, 2017 33 19 57.58% USD 1.0 23,400.00 35,800.00 60,700.00 28,190.00 28,190.00 46.44%
24 #31717 Cowans Auctions Cleveland Springs Live Auction - Prints March 17, 2017 March 22, 2017 17 17 100.00% USD 1.0 3,950.00 7,050.00 7,050.00 3,499.00 3,499.00 49.63%
25 #72 Kestenbaum and Company Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Holy Land Maps and Art March 16, 2017 March 27, 2017 239 140 58.58% USD 1.0 312,120.00 442,780.00 729,960.00 539,312.50 539,312.50 73.88%
26 #46797 Audap and Mirabaud Ancient and Modern Book - Atlas - Maps - Maps & Views March 15, 2017 March 22, 2017 256 197 76.95% EUR 1.09 78,900.00 95,310.00 119,650.00 141,243.75 152,727.01 118.05%
27 #704b JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung Autographs (letters, manuscripts, documents, photographs): Music, History March 15, 2017 March 22, 2017 430 344 80.00% EUR 1.09 909,360.00 909,360.00 1,002,900.00 1,389,084.20 1,500,211.02 138.51%
28 #704a JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung Autographs (letters, manuscripts, documents, photographs): Music, History - Day 1Autographs (letters, manuscripts, documents, photographs): Literature, Science, Fine Arts March 14, 2017 March 22, 2017 534 437 81.84% EUR 1.09 453,120.00 453,120.00 609,440.00 820,772.60 886,434.52 134.68%
29 #69 Marc van de Wiele Auctions Books March 10, 2017 March 22, 2017 1015 797 78.52% EUR 1.09 224,360.00 320,660.00 400,820.00 448,917.20 484,830.43 112.00%
30 #31017 Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society Rare and Used Books March 10, 2017 March 23, 2017 449 397 88.42% USD 1.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 11,090.00 11,090.00
31 #57 AntiquarianAuctions.com Rare Books - Internet bidstart 3/2 March 9, 2017 March 22, 2017 378 158 41.80% USD 1.0 44,505.00 59,265.00 163,590.00 45,321.00 45,321.00 27.70%
  • <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books and Works on Paper. March 30, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Potter (Beatrix). The Tale of Peter Rabbit, first edition, first issue, [1901]. Part of an extensive, private Beatrix Potter collection. £15,000 - 20,000
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Dodgson (Charles Lutwidge). The Hunting of the Snark, first edition, with original printed dust-jacket, 1876.<br>£7,000 - 9,000
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Buckland Wright (John). Pervigilium Veneris: The Vigil of Venus, number 1 of 100 copies (Christopher Sandford's copy), Golden Cockerel Press, 1939.<br>£2,000 - 3,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books and Works on Paper. March 30, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Kelmscott Press. Keats (John). The Poems, one of 300, orig. vellum, 8vo, Kelmscott Press, 1894. £1,800 - 2,200
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Greenhill (Elizabeth).- Morison (Stanley) and Kenneth Day. The Typographic Book, 1450-1935, bound in dark green goatskin by Elizabeth Greenhill, 1963. £6,000 - 8,000
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Fitzgerald (F. Scott). The Great Gatsby, first edition, first state dust-jacket, New York, 1925. £25,000 - 35,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books and Works on Paper. March 30, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Dionysius, <i>Halicarnassensis</i>. Antiquitates Romanae, Editio princeps, Treviso, Bernardinus Celerius, 24 or 25 February, 1480. £4,000 - 6,000
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Canon Law. [Laurentius Puldericus. Breviarum decreti], manuscript in Latin, on paper, [?Germany], [c. 1450].<br>£5,000 - 7,000
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Swimming. Percey (William) The Compleat Swimmer: or, the Art of Swimming, first and only edition, by J.C. for Henry Fletcher, 1658. £5,000 - 7,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books and Works on Paper. March 30, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Binding with silverwork by Anthony Nelme. The Holy Bible, containing the Old Testament and the New: : newly translated out of the original tongues, Oxford, John Baskett, 1716. £10,000 - 15,000
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> George IV's copy. Nash (John, architect). The Royal Pavilion at Brighton, one of 10 copies, 1826. £8,000 - 10,000
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Blake (William, 1757-1827). "With Dreams upon my bed thou scarest me & affrightest me with Visions", 1825. £700 - 1,000
  • <b>Auction Pierre Bergé & associés in association with Sotheby’s: Important Books and Manuscripts from the Library of Jean A. Bonna from the 15th to the 20th Century. Sale on April 26, 2017. Exhibition in London March 28-30</b>
    <b>Pierre Bergé & Associés, Apr. 26:</b> Galileo, <i>Discorsi e Dimostrazioni matematiche.</i> Leyde, Elzevier, 1638. Original edition: only known copy of the first state. €700,000 – 900,000
    <b>Pierre Bergé & Associés, Apr. 26:</b> Fables illustrated by Benjamin Rabier. Paris, Tallandier, without date [ca. 1910]. Superb binding doubled in vellum decorated with painted and mosaic decors by André Mare illustrating four fables. €10,000 – 15,000
    <b>Pierre Bergé & Associés, Apr. 26:</b> Gustave Flaubert, draft for the preface of the <i>Memoir for the defense of Madame Bovary</i>, 15-30 January 1857. Exceptiona signed autograph manuscript. €40,000 – 60,000
    <b>Auction Pierre Bergé & associés in association with Sotheby’s: Important Books and Manuscripts from the Library of Jean A. Bonna from the 15th to the 20th Century. Sale on April 26, 2017. Exhibition in London March 28-30</b>
    <b>Pierre Bergé & Associés, Apr. 26:</b> Boccace, <i>The Book of Praise and the Virtue of the Noble and Cleric Ladies.</i> Verard, 1493. First edition of the French version attributed to Laurent de Premierfait. €40,000 – 60,000
    <b>Pierre Bergé & Associés, Apr. 26:</b> Exceptional set of 15 original bindings by Jean de Gonet, on rare editions illustrated by Picasso, Matisse, Miro or original editions of Bataille or Radiguet.
  • <b>Bonhams, March 9. Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including the Kennedy Years</b>
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> BROWNING, ELIZABETH BARRETT. Autograph Manuscript Initialed ("E.B.B."), being the working notebook for the poems contained in <i>The Seraphim and Other Poems</i>. $400,000 to 600,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> WILDE, OSCAR. Two leaves, pp 31-34, from the first appearance of <i>The Picture of Dorian Gray in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine for July, 1890</i>, with Wilde's autograph revisions. $40,000 to 60,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Comedies, Histories and Tragedies; Published according to the true Originall Copies. Second Impression. [THE SECOND FOLIO.]</i> $200,000 to 300,000
    <b>Bonhams, March 9. Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including the Kennedy Years</b>
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> KENNEDY, JOHN FITZGERALD. Photograph Signed ("John F. Kennedy") and Inscribed, 8 x 10 inch gelatin silver print, of Senator Kennedy and Miss Barelli, at the swearing of the secretarial oath for Miss Barelli. $1,200 to 1,800
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> COOPER, JAMES FENIMORE. Autograph Manuscript, being Chapter XXVII of <i>Afloat and Ashore</i>. $15,000 to 20,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> IRVING, WASHINGTON. Autograph Manuscript, being Chapter 20 from Volume IV of <i>The Life of George Washington</i>. $20,000 to 30,000
    <b>Bonhams, March 9. Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including the Kennedy Years</b>
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> VERNE, JULES. Autograph Manuscript Signed ("Jules Verne"), being the complete short story "<i>Une fantaisie de docteur Ox</i>". $100,000 to 150,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> ALCHEMY. <i>[The Crowning of Nature, or Coronatio Naturae.]</i> Original alchemical manuscript on paper, ruled in red, with watermark of the arms of Schieland. $100,000 to 150,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> DE JODE, CORNELUS. 1568 - 1600. <i>Quivirae Regnu, Cum Alija Versus Borea</i>. [Antwerp: Arnoldum Coninx, 1593]. $7,000 to 10,000
    <b>Bonhams, March 9. Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including the Kennedy Years</b>
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> HOOKER, JOSEPH DALTON. <i>The Rhododendrons of Sikkim-Himalaya; Being an Account, Botanical and Geographical, of the Rhododendrons Recently Discovered in the Mountains of Eastern Himalaya</i>… $7,000 to 10,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> CATLIN, GEORGE. <i>North American Indian Portfolio. Hunting scenes and amusements of the Rocky Mountains and prairies of America. From drawings and notes of the author, made during eight years' travel.</i> $20,000 to 30,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> LINCOLN, ABRAHAM. HESLER, ALEXANDER. Platinum print, 8 3/4 x 6 3/4 in, of a beardless Lincoln, 1860.<br>$2,000 to 3,000
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