• <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14: 19th & 20th Century Literature</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b><br><i>The Centenary Edition of the Works of Ian Fleming</i>, one of 26 lettered sets, 18 volumes, London, 2008. $25,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> William Faulkner, <i>The Marble Faun</i>, first edition, signed & inscribed to Dorothy Wilcox by Faulkner & Phil Stone, Boston, 1924. $18,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Maurice Sendak, <i>Where the Wild Things Are</i>, first edition, signed & inscribed to William Archibald, New York, 1963. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14: 19th & 20th Century Literature</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Anne Frank, <i>Het Achterhuis</i>, first edition, in first state jacket, Amsterdam, 1947. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Roald Dahl, <i>Charlie and the Chocolate Factory</i>, first edition, signed, New York, 1964. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b><br>Ray Bradbury, <i>Fahrenheit 451</i>, first limited edition bound in Johns-Manville Quinterra, New York, 1953. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14: 19th & 20th Century Literature</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Benjamin Graham, <i>The Intelligent Investor</i>, first edition, in original dust jacket, New York, 1949. $4,500 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Anna Sewell, <i>Black Beauty</i>, first edition, inscribed, London, 1877. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Arthur Conan Doyle, <i>A Study in Scarlet</i>, first American edition, Philadelphia, 1890. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14: 19th & 20th Century Literature</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> James Fenimore Cooper, <i>The Last of the Mohicans</i>, first edition, two volumes, Philadelphia, 1826. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Amelia Earhart, <i>20 hrs. 40 mins. Our Flight in Friendship</i>, limited first edition, signed, New York, 1928. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Philip K. Dick, <i>World of Chance</i>, first edition, signed, London, 1956. $3,000 to $4,000.
  • <b>Sotheby’s London: Fine Autograph Letters and Manuscripts from a Distinguished Private Collection. Part I: Music. 26 October 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s London Oct 26:</b> Beethoven, Ludwig van. Autograph Manuscript of the Canon "Ewig Dein" Woo 161, signed at the end ("...[Ewig] Dein...Freund Ludwig Van Beethowen"). Est. £120,000 to £150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London Oct 26:</b> Brahms, Johannes. Autograph Manuscript of the "Geistliches Wiegenlied", Op.91 No.2, for Contralto, Viola And Piano, the original version of 1864, signed and inscribed at the end by the composer. Est. £200,000 to £250,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London Oct 26:</b> Chopin, Frédéric. Autograph Manuscript of the Opening of the Étude Op.25 No.2, in A-Flat Major, signed and dated ("Paris Ce 28 Avril F. Chopin"). Est. £100,000 to £150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London: Fine Autograph Letters and Manuscripts from a Distinguished Private Collection. Part I: Music. 26 October 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s London Oct 26:</b> Haydn, Joseph. Autograph Letter Signed ("Jos Haydn[Paraph]"), to the Baden Choirmaster Anton Stoll, 30 July 1802. Est. £20,000 to £30,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London Oct 26:</b> Verdi, Giuseppe. Autograph Working Manuscript of a scene from Ernani. Est. £100,000 to £150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London Oct 26:</b> Verdi, Giuseppe. Highly Important Series of Thirty-Six Autograph Letters Signed to The Librettist Salvadore Cammarano, written between 1844 And 1851, the greater part unpublished and unrecorded. Est. £250,000 to £300,000
  • <b>Sotheby’s New York: The Magnificent Botanical Library of D. F. Allen. October 26, 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Oct. 26:</b> Redouté, Pierre Joseph, and Claude Antoine Thory. <i>Les Roses</I>. Paris: Firmin Didot, 1817–1824. Est. $225,000 to $325,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Oct. 26:</b> Trew, Jakob Christoph. <i>Hortus Nitidissimis Omnen Per Annum Superbiens Floribus</i>… Nuremberg: Johann Joseph Fleischmann, 1750 [–1786]. Est. $200,000 to $300,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Oct. 26:</b> Trew, Christoph Jakob, and Benedict Christian Vogel. <i>Plantæ Selectæ</i>…[Nuremberg:] 1750–1773; Supplement, [Augsburg:] 1790 [–1792]. Est. $200,000 to $300,000
    <b>Sotheby’s New York: The Magnificent Botanical Library of D. F. Allen. October 26, 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Oct. 26:</b> Jacquin, Nikolaus Joseph von. <i>Plantarum Rariorum Horti Caesarei Schönbrunnensis Descriptiones Et Icones.</i>Vienna; London; Leiden, 1797–1804. Est. $180,000 to $250,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Oct. 26:</b> Weinmann, Johann Wilhelm. <i>Phytanthoza Iconographia; Sive Conspectus Aliquot Millium, Tam Indigenarum Quam Exoticarum</i>… Regensburg, 1735–1737–1745. Est. $120,000 to $180,000
  • <b>19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy.</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Exodus 10:10 to 16:15. Complete Biblical scroll sheet in Hebrew, a Torah scroll panel. Middle East, ca. 10th or 11th century.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Copernicus Refuted. (Astronomy.). Scientific manuscript of a course of studies at Collège de la Trinité, Lyon. 1660s.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Israel’s War of Independence and the Early Days of the IDF. 58 photographs presented to Israel Ber, IDF officer and later convicted spy.
    <b>19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy.</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Early Unpublished Darwin letter on the races of man. Autograph Letter Signed [to Henry Denny]. Down, Kent, June 1, [1844].
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Classic Image of American Slavery. Kimball, M. H. <i>Emancipated Slaves</i>. New York: George Hanks, 1863.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> (Underground Railroad.) Scaggs, Isaac. Important Runaway Slave Poster: $500 Reward Ran away, or decoyed from the subscriber…

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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 #n09759 Sothebys Space Exploration July 20, 2017 July 21, 2017 143 124 86.71% USD 1.0 543,000.00 798,200.00 1,024,000.00 1,612,188.00 1,612,188.00 157.44%
2 #71717 Cowans Auctions Property from N. Flayderman & Co.: Online Timed Auction - Internet bidstart 7/6 July 17, 2017 July 21, 2017 294 277 94.22% USD 1.0 74,200.00 121,150.00 128,400.00 155,184.00 155,184.00 120.86%
3 #71617 Clars Auction Gallery Antiques, Asian and Fine Arts: Prints July 16, 2017 July 18, 2017 37 30 81.08% USD 1.0 31,300.00 51,400.00 63,050.00 33,292.25 33,292.25 52.80%
4 #121729 Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/9 July 16, 2017 July 17, 2017 598 590 98.66% USD 1.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 170,790.83 170,790.83
5 #161729 Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 7/9 July 16, 2017 July 17, 2017 427 411 96.25% USD 1.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 40,952.04 40,952.04
6 #71517 Clars Auction Gallery Antique, Asian, Fine Arts: Prints, Maps, Books July 15, 2017 July 18, 2017 151 137 90.73% USD 1.0 23,450.00 42,300.00 50,100.00 34,805.70 34,805.70 69.47%
7 #116 Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH Rare Books, Prints and Historical Photographs July 14, 2017 July 17, 2017 1034 435 42.07% EUR 1.18 158,840.00 211,380.00 529,450.00 266,515.20 303,827.32 50.34%
8 #619 PBA Galleries Art and Illustration - Fine Children's Literature July 13, 2017 July 17, 2017 364 252 69.23% USD 1.0 111,060.00 175,560.00 249,760.00 99,032.00 99,032.00 39.65%
9 #60 AntiquarianAuctions.com Books (PREVIEW) - Internet Bidstart 10/87/6 July 13, 2017 July 18, 2017 379 143 37.73% USD 1.0 39,485.00 42,360.00 127,500.00 38,007.00 38,007.00 29.81%
10 #36257 Bloomsbury Auctions Caricatures July 13, 2017 July 18, 2017 133 97 72.93% GBP 1.32 44,830.00 65,510.00 85,960.00 71,134.00 92,474.20 82.75%
11 #4506 Forum Auctions in Italy Antiquarian and Rare Books July 13, 2017 July 21, 2017 147 147 100.00% EUR 1.18 19,385.00 38,670.00 38,670.00 31,140.00 35,811.00 80.53%
12 #71317 Dirk Soulis Auctions Summer Collections - Books, Prints - Internet Bidstart 6/19 July 13, 2017 July 18, 2017 156 154 98.72% USD 1.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 54,494.25 54,494.25
13 #14299 Christies Printed Books and Manuscripts July 12, 2017 July 17, 2017 260 215 82.69% GBP 1.32 2,196,800.00 3,275,000.00 5,789,000.00 4,605,375.00 5,986,987.50 79.55%
14 #504 RR Auction Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 6/26 July 12, 2017 July 17, 2017 827 530 64.09% USD 1.0 539,300.00 795,300.00 1,290,000.00 797,279.85 797,279.85 61.80%
15 #1516 Tooveys Prints July 12, 2017 July 18, 2017 33 25 75.76% GBP 1.32 1,200.00 1,790.00 2,220.00 2,041.00 2,653.30 91.94%
16 #L17404 Sothebys English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations, including The Garrett Herman Collection: The Age of Darwin July 11, 2017 July 17, 2017 399 265 66.42% GBP 1.32 1,022,270.00 1,452,390.00 1,985,990.00 2,673,290.00 3,475,277.00 134.61%
17 #49311 Vermot de Pas Books, Posters, Photographs July 11, 2017 July 17, 2017 173 83 47.98% EUR 1.18 7,155.00 9,340.00 21,050.00 12,095.08 13,788.31 57.46%
18 #1013 Forum Auctions Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper July 10, 2017 July 18, 2017 475 366 77.05% GBP 1.32 388,830.00 540,960.00 681,110.00 798,112.50 1,045,527.72 117.18%
19 #509 Winter Associates Prints July 10, 2017 July 17, 2017 46 40 86.96% USD 1.0 9,575.00 15,875.00 16,875.00 12,666.00 12,666.00 75.06%
20 #71017 Quagga Rare Books and Art Photographs and Photobooks - Internet bidstart 7/3 July 10, 2017 July 17, 2017 50 23 46.00% USD 1.0 4,676.00 5,690.00 8,270.00 4,070.00 4,070.00 49.21%
21 #48145 Holabird Kagin Americana Great American July Auction - Session three: prints, books, ephemera July 10, 2017 July 18, 2017 274 173 63.14% USD 1.0 23,880.00 51,520.00 106,450.00 19,588.40 19,588.40 18.40%
22 #48144 Holabird Kagin Americana Great American July Auction - Session two: prints, books, ephemera July 9, 2017 July 18, 2017 185 94 50.81% USD 1.0 16,485.00 33,515.00 73,660.00 12,928.75 12,928.75 17.55%
23 #050 Potter and Potter Auctions Fine Books and Manuscripts July 8, 2017 July 18, 2017 569 481 84.53% USD 1.0 150,710.00 245,355.00 349,150.00 245,418.00 245,418.00 70.29%
24 #99 Goldberg Coins and Collectibles Collectibles and Space Memorabilia July 8, 2017 July 18, 2017 391 318 81.33% USD 1.0 242,825.00 336,800.00 465,950.00 282,696.00 282,696.00 60.67%
25 #70817 Michaans Auctions Estate Sale - Books and Prints July 8, 2017 July 17, 2017 57 29 50.88% USD 1.0 14,800.00 21,000.00 40,900.00 17,652.00 17,652.00 43.16%
26 #3052T Skinner Irresistible. Unreserved. - Books, Prints - bidstart 6/21 July 7, 2017 July 17, 2017 79 79 100.00% USD 1.0 1,580.00 15,800.00 15,800.00 12,098.00 12,098.00 76.57%
27 #45763 Vermot de Pas Comics and Original Plates July 1, 2017 July 17, 2017 674 429 63.65% EUR 1.18 68,991.00 86,070.00 269,140.00 103,847.34 118,385.98 38.58%
28 #60917 Dirk Soulis Auctions Our 19th Annual Spring Art Auction - Prints June 9, 2017 July 18, 2017 68 64 94.12% USD 1.0 37,200.00 53,925.00 55,525.00 40,380.55 40,380.55 72.72%
29 #297 Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers Rare Books, Literature, & Sporting Collectibles May 30, 2017 July 18, 2017 877 750 85.52% EUR 1.18 228,740.00 322,930.00 385,715.00 364,842.00 419,568.30 94.59%
  • <b>Sotheby’s Paris: Books & Manuscripts. 30 October 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, Oct. 30:</b> MARCEL PROUST. Du côté de chez Swann. Grasset, 1913. First edition. One of 5 copies on Japan paper, inscribed by the author to Louis Brun. Est. €400,000 - 600,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, Oct. 30:</b> Saint-Exupéry. <i>25 Autograph Illustrated Letters to his Friend Charles Sallès</i>. Est. €30,000-50,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, Oct. 30:</b> French Revolution, 1793. Déclaration des droits de l’Homme. 2,55 x 1,30m. A monumental wallpaper poster of the 1793 version, with hand-colored highlights. Unique copy. Est. €100,000 - 150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, Oct. 30:</b> GIAMBATTISTA PIRANESI. <i>Vedute di Roma</i>, 1748-1775. 107 etchings. An exceptional copy, printed and bound before 1780. Est. €50,000 - 80,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, Oct. 30:</b> Picasso, Pablo -- Fernando de Rojas. LA CÉLESTINE. [PARIS, EDITIONS DE L'ATELIER CROMMELYNCK, 1971.] One of the 30 copies hors commerce (n° X). 66 original etchings by Picasso. Signed. Est. €30,000 - €35,000
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  • <b>Results from Bonhams’ sale of <i>Fine Books & Manuscripts Featuring Exploration and Travel</i></b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Columbus. De Insulis nuper in mari Indico repertis. Basel, 1494. SOLD for $751,500
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Cook in Tahiti. [Playbill]. [Germany, c.1840.] SOLD for $6,250
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Aa, Pieter van der. Naaukeurige versameling der gedenk-waardigste zee en land-reysen. Leyden, 1706-8. SOLD for $35,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Dürer. Underweysung der messung [and two more]. Nuremberg, 1525-8. SOLD for $175,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Cortes, Hernan. A Pleito signed by Antonio de Mendoza in the case of Hernan Cortes. 1542. SOLD for $8750
    <b>Results from Bonhams’ <i>The Air and Space Sale</i></b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> Russian Kholod 5D67 HFL Rocket Engine. SOLD for $25,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> Neil Armstrong Apollo Era Training Glove. SOLD for $50,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> Full Scale Sputnik-1 EMC/EMI Lab Model. SOLD for $847,500
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> SOLRAD GREB Spy Satellite Engineering Dummy. SOLD for $10,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> Soviet LK-3 Lunar Lander Model. SOLD for $25,000
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