• <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

Sothebys: Fine Books and Manuscripts Including Americana Online, n09885, New York

Auction Details

Auction Report
Auction Date
06/28/2018 - 06/28/2018
Page Size: 324 items in 13 pages

Lot NumberAuthor NameBook TitlePlace PrintedYear PublishedEstimateActual Price
1Ackermann, Rudolph 

THE MICROCOSM OF LONDON

LONDON[1808-1810, WATERMARKED 1806-1809]USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00Not Sold
2Ackermann, Rudolph 

A HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD, ITS COLLEGES, HALLS, AND PUBLIC BUILDINGS'.

LONDON1814USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00Not Sold
3Ackermann, Rudolph 

THE HISTORY OF THE COLLEGES OF WINCHESTER, ETON, AND WESTMINSTER

LONDON1816 [WATERMARKED 1812]USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00Not Sold
4Lieut. J. F. Irwin, and Lieut. C. Pulley

AN ALBUM OF 44 ORIGINAL WATERCOLORS AND PEN AND INK DRAWINGS, INCLUDING A FINE PANORAMA. 

AFGHANISTANUSD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00USD 4,000.00
5Angas, George French

THE KAFIRS ILLUSTRATED IN A SERIES OF DRAWINGS TAKEN AMONG THE AMAZULU, AMAPONDA, AND AMAKOSA TRIBES

 LONDON1849USD 7,000.00 - 10,000.00USD 5,500.00
6Blagdon, Francis William, and George Morland  

AUTHENTIC MEMOIRS OF THE LATE GEORGE MORLAND ...

LONDON1806 [WATERMARKED 1824]USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00Not Sold
7Bradbury, John 

TRAVELS IN THE INTERIOR OF AMERICA, IN THE YEARS 1809, 1810, AND 1811

LONDON1819USD 1,500.00 - 2,500.00USD 1,100.00
8Bradley, William Arnold

FLY-FISHING REMINISCENCES (WITH ILLUSTRATIONS) OF MY EARLY YEARS (1908–1916) AT THE BEAVERKILL TROUT CLUB …

 [PLEASANTVILLE, N. Y.1929]USD 7,000.00 - 10,000.00USD 6,500.00
9Bruce, James 

TRAVELS TO DISCOVER THE SOURCE OF THE NILE, IN THE YEARS 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771, 1772, AND 1773'.

EDINBURGH 1790USD 2,500.00 - 3,500.00USD 2,800.00
10Burchell, William John 

TRAVELS IN THE INTERIOR OF SOUTHERN AFRICA'.

LONDON1822 [WATERMARKED 1826]USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00USD 2,000.00
11Burton, Richard F.

A GROUP OF FIVE FIRST EDITIONS'.

LONDON1860-1883 USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00USD 6,500.00
12Richard Bullock

HUNTING BIG GAME'.

TELEGRAPH CREEK1915USD 3,000.00 - 4,000.00USD 2,200.00
13Dwight-Wiman Club

RECORDS OF TWO HUNTING TRIPS THROUGH CANADA'S MUSKOKA DISTIRCT.

TORONTO1880, 1882, USD 1,500.00 - 2,500.00USD 1,100.00
14W[illiam]. T[emple]. E[mmet]. 

GOOD HUNTING! A RECORD OF CERTAIN OCCURRENCES IN BRITISH COLUMBIA, DURING THE SUMMER OF 1888'.

NEW YORK1901USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00USD 1,500.00
15Frederick Ulric Graham  

NOTES OF A SPORTING EXPEDITION IN THE FAR WEST OF CANADA 1847'.

LONDON1898USD 7,000.00 - 10,000.00USD 8,500.00
16Bradley W. Palmer

MOISIE RIVER [AND] MOISIE RIVER PORTAGES, LAKES, HEIGHTS OF LAND'.

BOSTON1938USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00Not Sold
17Algernon H. Percy, and Alice Percy

EXCURSIONS IN THE BRITISH NORTH WEST TERRITORY OF NORTH AMERICA'.

SHROPSHIRECA. 1878USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00USD 5,500.00
18Carpenter, Percy 

HOG HUNTING IN LOWER BENGAL'.

LONDON1861USD 15,000.00 - 20,000.00Not Sold
19Cassin, John 

ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE BIRDS OF CALIFORNIA, TEXAS, OREGON, BRITISH, AND RUSSIAN AMERICA'.

PHILADELPHIA1856USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00USD 1,500.00
20John Bell-Irving 

DIARY OF THE EWO PARTY UP-COUNTRY SHOOTING TRIPS IN THE YANGTSE VALLEY, CHINA. FROM SEASON 1874-75 TO 1890-90'.

LONDON1890USD 6,000.00 - 8,000.00Not Sold
21Francis A. Groom 

THE SPORTSMAN'S DIARY FOR SHOOTING TRIPS IN NORTHERN CHINA'.

SHANGHAI1873USD 6,000.00 - 8,000.00Not Sold
22Crayon, Geoffrey [Washington Irving]

THE ANGLER [IN]: 'THE SKETCH BOOK OF GEOFFREY CRAYON'. NUMBER VII.

NEW YORK1820USD 2,500.00 - 3,500.00Not Sold
23Daniell, Thomas, and William Daniell

A PICTURESQUE VOYAGE TO INDIA BY THE WAY OF CHINA'.

LONDON1810USD 6,000.00 - 8,000.00Not Sold
24[Davies, Henry Eugene, General]

TEN DAYS ON THE PLAINS'.

NEW YORK[CA. 1872]USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00Not Sold
25Connett, Eugene V

A GROUP OF THREE ORIGINAL TYPE- AND MANUSCRIPTS BY THE FOUNDER OF THE DERRYDALE PRESS.

CA. 1922-1935 USD 5,000.00 - 7,000.00USD 3,500.00
  • <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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