PBA Galleries: Rare Books and Manuscripts, 635, San Francisco

Auction Details

Auction Report
Auction Date
02/11/2018 - 02/11/2018
Page Size: 222 items in 9 pages

Lot NumberAuthor NameBook TitlePlace PrintedYear PublishedEstimateActual Price
1Ackermann, R., publisher

Microcosm of London

London[1808-1810]USD 5,000.00 - 8,000.00USD 3,600.00
2Burroughs, John, John Muir, et al

Alaska. - Volumes 1 & 2 of the Harriman Alaska series

London1902USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00Not Sold

The Crowning of Nature (Coronatio Naturae) - illustrated manuscript

Early-to-mid 17th centuryUSD 100,000.00 - 150,000.00Not Sold

Original program from a dinner given in honor Alcoholics Anonymous co-founder Bill Wilson (aka "Bill W"), signed by Bill and his wife Lois

New York1967-10-07USD 1,500.00 - 2,000.00USD 900.00

Logoi toutoni ton rhetoron. Aischinou. Lysiou. Alkidamantos.../ Orationes horum rhetorum. Aeschinis. Lysiae. Alcidamantis...

Venice, Italy1513USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00Not Sold
6Alembert, Jean le Rond d'

Recherches sur differens points importans du systeme du monde

Paris1754-1756USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00USD 1,200.00
7Omar Khayyam

Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

London1973USD 1,500.00 - 2,000.00USD 2,400.00

Manuscript book of horoscopes with charts of over 200 European personages of note

Italy?17th centuryUSD 30,000.00 - 50,000.00Not Sold
9Barrow, John

Travels into the Interior of Southern Africa. In Which are Described the Character and the Condition of the Dutch Colonist of the Cape of Good Hope, and of the Several Tribes of Natives Beyond its Limits..

London1806USD 2,500.00 - 3,500.00Not Sold
10Berthoud, Ferdinand

De a Mesure du Temps, ou Supplement au Traite des Horloges Marines, et a l'Essai sur l'Horologie [bound with] Eclaircissemens sur l'Invention, la Theorie, la Construction, et les Epreubes des Nouvelles Machines Proposees en France, pour la Determination d

Paris1787 / 1773USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00Not Sold
11Bertrand, C.F.

Le Parfumeur Imperial, ou l'art de preparer les odeurs, essences, parfums, aromates, eaux de senteur, poudres, pommades, huiles, pates, lait virginal, cosmetiques, vinaigres de proprete, savons et savonnettes, pastilles odorantes, fumigations, bains aroma

Paris1809USD 1,500.00 - 2,000.00USD 900.00

Heptateuchus, Liber Job, et Angelium Nicodemi; Anglo-Saxonice. Historiae Judith Fragmentum; Dano-Saxonice

Oxoniae1698USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00USD 660.00

The Bible. Translated according to the Ebrew and Greeke, and conferred with the best translations in diuers languages...

London1583USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00Not Sold

The Gospel by Saint Iohn - from the 1574 folio edition of the Bishops' Bible

[London][1574]USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00USD 600.00

The Gospel by Saint Marke

[London][1572]USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00Not Sold

Leaf from the 1462 Fust and Schoeffer Bible printed on vellum

[Mainz][1462]USD 12,000.00 - 18,000.00Not Sold

Fifteen volumes from the Religious Tract Society in custom painted bindings, together creating a mosaic of Blake's "Good and Evil Angels"

LondonVarious datesUSD 2,500.00 - 3,500.00Not Sold
18Boydell, John and Josiah, publishers

An History of the Principal Rivers of Great Britain [An History of the River Thames]

London1794-1796USD 4,000.00 - 7,000.00USD 3,300.00

Elaborate lithographed membership certificate of D. Hoffman Burroughs in the Society of California Pioneers

San FranciscoSeptember 20, 1859USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00USD 1,800.00
20Carpue, Joseph Constantine

An Account of Two Successful Operations for Restoring a Lost Nose from the Integuments of the Forehead, in the Cases of Two Officers of His Majesty's Army: To Which are Prefixed, Historical and Physiological Remarks on the Nasal Operation, Including Descr

London1816USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00Not Sold
21Carpue, Joseph Constantine

A History of the High Operation for the Stone, by Incision Above the Pubis; With Observations on the Advantages Attending it and an Account of the Various Methods of Lithotomy, from the Earliest Periods to the Present Time.

London1819USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00Not Sold
22Carpue, Joseph Constantine

An Introduction to Electricity and Galvanism with Cases, shewing their Effects in the Cure of Diseases. To Which is Added, a Description of Mr. Cuthbertson's Plate Electrical Machine

London1803USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00Not Sold
23Chappe d'Auteroche, Jean

A voyage to California, to observe the transit of Venus. By Mons. Chappe d'Auteroche. With an historical description of the author's route through Mexico, and the natural history of that province. Also, a voyage to Newfoundland and Sallee, to make experim

London1778USD 1,500.00 - 2,000.00Not Sold
24Dorn, Frank

A Map and History of Peiping - with Explanatory Booklet (cover title)

Tienstsin-Peiping1936USD 2,500.00 - 3,500.00USD 1,920.00
25Connellan, Owen and Philip Mac Dermott

The Annals of Ireland, Translated from the Original Irish of the Four Masters.

Dublin1846USD 500.00 - 800.00USD 300.00
  • <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>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:<br>Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Caius Julius Hyginus, <i>Poeticon Astronomicon,</i> first illustrated edition, Venice, 1482. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Giovanni Botero, <i>Le Relationi Universali... divise in Sette Parti</i>, Venice, 1618. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> <i>L'Escole des Filles</i>, likely third edition of the first work of pornographic fiction in French, 1676. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:<br>Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Illuminated Book of Hours in Latin on vellum, Flanders, early 16th century. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Johannes Regiomontanus, <i>Calendarium,</i> Venice, 1485. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Pedro de Medina, <i>Libro d[e] gra[n]dezas y cosas memorables de España,</i> Alcalá de Henares, 1566. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:<br>Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b><br>Luis de Lucena, <i>Arte de Ajedres,</i> Salamanca, circa 1496-97. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Andrés Serrano, <i>Los Siete Principes de los Ángeles, válidos de Rey del Cielo,</i> Spain, 1707. $800 to $1,200.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Johannes de Sacrobosco, <i>Sphaera mundi,</i> first illustrated edition, Venice, 1478. $15,000 to $20,000.
  • <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> A Rare 3-rotor German Enigma I Enciphering Machine. $70,000 to $90,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Important collection of correspondence between Werner Heisenberg and Bruno Rossi. $40,000 to $60,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Walt Whitman Autograph manuscript containing his thoughts on death. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> David Roberts. <i>Holy Land</i>. Six volumes. 1842-1849. First edition. $15,000 to $25,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Extensive collection of Ray Bradbury's primary works, most signed or inscribed. $15,000 to $20,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Peter Force. Declaration of Independence. $12,000 to $18,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Steinbeck. <i>Grapes of Wrath</i>. A fine copy of the first edition. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Lewis & Clark. <i>Travels to the Source of the Missouri River</i>... First English edition, extra-illustrated. 1814. $10,000 to 15,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Manuscript document signed by Nuno de Guzman relating to Hernan Cortes, 1528. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> “Nos los inquisidores..." The first book in English printed West of the Mississippi. [1787]. $5,000 to $8,000.
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