• <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>
  • <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>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

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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 #16082 Christies Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts - Including Americana June 14, 2018 June 15, 2018 212 157 74.06% USD 1.0 1,977,000.00 2,938,300.00 6,295,800.00 3,203,250.00 3,203,250.00 50.88%
2 #2055 Forum Auctions Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper June 14, 2018 June 15, 2018 153 117 76.47% GBP 1.32 28,550.00 42,050.00 66,390.00 44,187.50 58,769.49 66.56%
3 #16423 Christies The Portland Audubon June 14, 2018 June 15, 2018 1 1 100.00% USD 1.0 8,000,000.00 12,000,000.00 12,000,000.00 9,650,000.00 9,650,000.00 80.42%
4 #25888 ALDE First Editions of the 19th and 20th Century June 13, 2018 June 15, 2018 290 155 53.45% EUR 1.17 108,990.00 142,710.00 239,490.00 225,900.00 262,044.00 94.33%
5 #425 Il Ponte Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs June 13, 2018 June 15, 2018 12 10 83.33% EUR 1.17 16,500.00 22,600.00 25,100.00 33,437.50 38,787.50 133.22%
6 #529 RR Auction Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 5/18 June 13, 2018 June 15, 2018 1012 570 56.32% USD 1.0 612,640.00 855,260.00 1,978,120.00 809,753.95 809,753.95 40.94%
7 #15504 Christies Arts of India - Prints, Illustrations, Manuscripts June 12, 2018 June 15, 2018 156 116 74.36% GBP 1.32 596,200.00 884,300.00 1,303,300.00 1,346,875.00 1,791,343.75 103.34%
8 #15503 Christies South Asian Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints June 12, 2018 June 15, 2018 9 8 88.89% GBP 1.32 34,000.00 48,000.00 54,000.00 74,125.00 98,586.25 137.27%
9 #141824 Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 6/6 June 12, 2018 June 14, 2018 628 619 98.57% USD 1.0 86,477.00 124,783.00 127,253.00 80,555.20 80,555.20 63.30%
10 #154 Minerva Auctions Roma Books, Autographs and Prints June 12, 2018 June 15, 2018 786 372 47.33% EUR 1.17 152,200.00 220,740.00 1,048,730.00 268,400.00 311,344.00 25.59%
11 #24895 Bonhams Fine Books and Manuscripts June 12, 2018 June 15, 2018 286 180 62.94% USD 1.0 803,400.00 1,165,500.00 1,577,300.00 1,410,900.00 1,410,900.00 89.45%
12 #25884 ALDE Antiquarian and 19th Century Books - Natural History June 11, 2018 June 15, 2018 245 137 55.92% EUR 1.17 123,130.00 163,520.00 300,820.00 204,750.00 237,510.00 68.06%
13 #1824 Bruun Rasmussen Prints June 11, 2018 June 14, 2018 84 65 77.38% EUR 1.17 22,270.00 26,525.00 34,110.00 27,251.25 32,156.56 79.89%
14 #9 Adams Amsterdam Auctions Fine Art 17th-20th Century - Prints, Photographs, Autographs June 11, 2018 June 14, 2018 182 145 79.67% EUR 1.17 91,010.00 136,690.00 204,680.00 114,971.94 135,666.86 56.17%
15 #151823 Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 5/13 June 10, 2018 June 12, 2018 179 165 92.18% USD 1.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 39,902.20 39,902.20
16 #121823 Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 6/3 June 10, 2018 June 12, 2018 775 767 98.97% USD 1.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 259,144.60 259,144.60
17 #161823 Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 6/3 June 10, 2018 June 11, 2018 448 416 92.86% USD 1.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 46,091.40 46,091.40
18 #6197 Heritage Auctions Legends of the West June 9, 2018 June 10, 2018 129 126 97.67% USD 1.0 268,800.00 403,200.00 407,040.00 613,662.50 613,662.50 150.76%
19 #60918 Michaans Auctions Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs June 9, 2018 June 15, 2018 42 29 69.05% USD 1.0 11,000.00 16,200.00 35,000.00 15,162.00 15,162.00 43.32%
20 #IT109 Potomack Company Postmaster General Collection & Other Estates Online Auction June 7, 2018 June 15, 2018 118 58 49.15% USD 1.0 32,400.00 54,050.00 121,150.00 24,812.50 24,812.50 20.48%
21 #2481 Swann Galleries Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books June 7, 2018 June 12, 2018 397 329 82.87% USD 1.0 550,880.00 839,750.00 947,330.00 793,876.00 793,876.00 83.80%
22 #2053 Forum Auctions Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper June 7, 2018 June 15, 2018 158 129 81.65% GBP 1.32 22,240.00 31,530.00 40,190.00 37,581.25 49,983.23 93.51%
23 #198 Nye & Company Auctioneers June Estate Treasures: Printes June 6, 2018 June 15, 2018 29 12 41.38% USD 1.0 3,800.00 6,350.00 12,050.00 6,340.00 6,340.00 52.61%
24 #163890 PIASA Editions: Prints, Illustrated Books, Multiples June 6, 2018 June 15, 2018 153 84 54.90% EUR 1.17 132,250.00 180,450.00 286,050.00 230,627.00 272,139.86 80.62%
25 #60618 Grays Auctioneers Fine Art - Prints June 6, 2018 June 15, 2018 108 63 58.33% USD 1.0 9,270.00 14,650.00 26,530.00 11,211.45 11,211.45 42.26%
26 #13179 Dorotheum Art Photography June 5, 2018 June 12, 2018 200 106 53.00% EUR 1.17 130,780.00 180,020.00 296,680.00 225,281.00 265,831.58 75.93%
27 #13180 Dorotheum Graphic Prints June 5, 2018 June 12, 2018 234 150 64.10% EUR 1.17 199,260.00 199,260.00 361,620.00 330,423.00 389,899.14 91.37%
28 #2480 Swann Galleries Illustration Art June 5, 2018 June 12, 2018 255 197 77.25% USD 1.0 412,050.00 618,900.00 781,900.00 666,746.00 666,746.00 85.27%
29 #IT2AM Morton Subastas Prints & Multiples from United States, Latin America and Europe June 4, 2018 June 12, 2018 96 14 14.58% MXN 0.05 153,600.00 153,600.00 2,461,200.00 187,920.00 9,396.00 7.64%
30 #13178 Dorotheum Autographs, Manuscripts and Certificates June 4, 2018 June 12, 2018 401 265 66.08% EUR 1.17 81,270.00 81,270.00 165,130.00 156,125.00 184,227.53 94.55%
31 #1823 Bruun Rasmussen Prints June 4, 2018 June 14, 2018 53 42 79.25% EUR 1.17 15,380.00 18,265.00 26,350.00 20,638.75 24,353.80 78.33%
32 #164 Grogan and Company The Spring Auction - Prints and Books June 3, 2018 June 15, 2018 71 71 100.00% USD 1.0 100,300.00 162,150.00 162,150.00 364,414.00 364,414.00 224.74%
33 #60218 Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers Fine Auction - Books and Prints June 2, 2018 June 13, 2018 108 105 97.22% USD 1.0 166,925.00 273,800.00 281,800.00 329,806.26 329,806.26 117.04%
34 #370 Aspire Auctions Prints - Internet bidstart 5/25 June 2, 2018 June 13, 2018 67 63 94.03% USD 1.0 58,250.00 99,600.00 107,400.00 79,201.60 79,201.60 73.74%
35 #6189 Heritage Auctions David and Janice Frent Collection of Presidential and Political Americana June 2, 2018 June 12, 2018 773 683 88.36% USD 1.0 680,640.00 1,020,960.00 1,088,160.00 1,069,807.50 1,069,807.50 98.31%
36 #60218 Arader Galleries June 2018 Auction - Prints June 2, 2018 June 12, 2018 175 101 57.71% USD 1.0 1,064,200.00 1,486,900.00 3,431,300.00 1,117,151.00 1,117,151.00 32.56%
37 #60218 National Book Auctions Books June 2, 2018 June 14, 2018 250 250 100.00% USD 1.0 27,770.00 59,950.00 59,950.00 17,213.75 17,214.24 28.71%
38 #106 Potomack Company Fine Art and Antiques - Books, Prints June 2, 2018 June 12, 2018 8 8 100.00% USD 1.0 13,600.00 22,800.00 22,800.00 23,156.25 23,156.25 101.56%
39 #60218 Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper June 2, 2018 June 12, 2018 180 178 98.89% USD 1.0 68,000.00 125,325.00 125,925.00 41,684.50 41,684.50 33.10%
40 #89476 De Baecque and Associes Old and Modern Books May 31, 2018 June 14, 2018 139 117 84.17% EUR 1.17 79,650.00 111,470.00 137,570.00 162,517.06 191,770.15 118.13%
41 #53118 Alaska Auction Prints and Books May 31, 2018 June 13, 2018 37 32 86.49% USD 1.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,998.00 2,998.00
42 #290 Charlton Hall 89th Anniversary Sale - Prints, Books May 31, 2018 June 13, 2018 36 30 83.33% USD 1.0 16,400.00 25,800.00 30,100.00 22,890.00 22,890.00 76.05%
43 #153 Minerva Auctions Roma Photographs May 30, 2018 June 12, 2018 326 126 38.65% EUR 1.17 163,150.00 219,803.50 529,603.50 230,561.00 272,061.98 43.53%
44 #53018 Rossini Online Book Auction - Internet bidstart 5/17 May 30, 2018 June 14, 2018 526 201 38.21% EUR 1.17 9,988.00 14,953.00 70,608.00 16,561.95 19,542.97 23.46%
45 #53018 Alaska Auction Prints and Books - online only May 30, 2018 June 13, 2018 87 82 94.25% USD 1.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,264.50 1,264.50
46 #1827 Tajan Prints May 29, 2018 June 12, 2018 274 185 67.52% EUR 1.17 184,620.00 264,970.00 336,560.00 362,185.00 427,378.30 107.61%
47 #1 Arenberg Auctions Books, Maps, Prints May 25, 2018 June 12, 2018 1410 900 63.83% EUR 1.17 826,730.00 1,116,290.00 1,517,145.00 1,814,937.50 2,141,626.26 119.63%
48 #2522 Ferraton Books May 25, 2018 June 14, 2018 1082 882 81.52% EUR 1.17 88,655.00 128,755.00 161,825.00 196,637.50 232,032.97 121.51%
49 #51418 William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals May Premier Auction - Books, Prints May 15, 2018 June 12, 2018 36 36 100.00% USD 1.0 4,440.00 7,770.00 7,770.00 6,094.70 6,094.70 78.44%
  • <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>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.
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