Skinner: Collection of Eugene and Avis Robinson, 3075B, Boston

Auction Details

Auction Report
Auction Date
02/09/2018 - 02/09/2018
Page Size: 190 items in 8 pages

Lot NumberAuthor NameBook TitlePlace PrintedYear PublishedEstimateActual Price

Engraved Map of Africa

USD 300.00 - 500.00USD 431.00

Three Engravings

18th century,USD 200.00 - 300.00Not Sold

Engraved Map Morocco (Barbary Coast)

USD 200.00 - 400.00USD 308.00

Engraving Titled A Negro Pedlar and His Wife

18th centuryUSD 200.00 - 250.00Not Sold

1737 Homann Map of Africa and Colored Engraving Vue de la Cote Depuis Mina .

1737USD 200.00 - 300.00USD 369.00

Three Maps of West Africa

18th centuryUSD 200.00 - 400.00Not Sold

Georg Matthaus Seutter (German, 1678-1757)

c.1730USD 2,500.00 - 3,500.00Not Sold

Article About Sugar Cane

1764USD 200.00 - 250.00Not Sold

Middle Passage Iron Bilboes

18th centuryUSD 700.00 - 900.00USD 1,046.00

Triangle Trade Merchant's Shipping Record

1818USD 150.00 - 250.00USD 277.00

Spanish Document Discussing the Sale of a Female Slave

1644USD 200.00 - 250.00USD 277.00

Insurance Document for the Ship John B. James

1807USD 200.00 - 300.00USD 461.00

Insurance Document for Slave Ships Betsey and Polly

1798USD 500.00 - 700.00USD 800.00

Bill of Lading for the Ship Venus

1801USD 700.00 - 900.00Not Sold

DeWolf Archive

18th to 20th centuryUSD 500.00 - 700.00USD 12,300.00

Ship's Log for the Brigs Effort and Mercator

1826-27USD 200.00 - 400.00USD 584.00

Four Documents Relating to the Vernon Brothers, Slave Traders of Newport, Rhode Island.

USD 300.00 - 500.00USD 461.00

Captain's Map of the Gulf of Mexico

1783USD 250.00 - 350.00USD 277.00

Providence Journal Newspaper

1797USD 300.00 - 500.00Not Sold

Policy of Assurance

1794USD 250.00 - 350.00USD 338.00

Indenture on Vellum of a Negro Man

1640USD 200.00 - 250.00USD 123.00

African American Indenture

1856USD 200.00 - 250.00USD 123.00

Indenture of a Negro Boy

1841USD 300.00 - 500.00Not Sold

Universal Gazette Newspaper

1802USD 200.00 - 400.00USD 123.00

Archive of Documents from the Ship Ann Maria

18th and 19th centuryUSD 200.00 - 300.00USD 215.00
  • <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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