• <center><b>Gonnelli Auction House<br>Books and Graphics<br>26th-29th of October 2021</b>
    <b>Gonnelli Auction 31, Oct. 28th- 29th:</b><br>Books from XV to XX Century
    <b>Gonnelli Auction 31, Oct. 28th:</b><br>Manuscripts and autographs
    <b>Gonnelli Auction 31, Oct. 28th:</b><br>Artist books
    <b>Gonnelli Auction 31, Oct. 28th:</b><br>Cars & more
    <b>Gonnelli Auction 31, Oct. 28th:</b><br>Magazines
    <b>Gonnelli Auction 31, Oct. 28th- 29th:</b><br>Books from XV to XX Century
  • <b>Bonhams, Nov. 3:</b> STEVE JOBS REVEALS HIS SPIRITUAL SIDE. Autograph Letter to Tim Brown, 1974. $200,000 to $300,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Nov. 3:</b> DIDEROT, DENIS. 1713-1784; & JEAN LE ROND D'ALEMBERT. 1717-1783, EDITORS. <i>Encyclopedie, ou dictionnaire raisonne des sciences, des arts et des metiers.</i> $30,000 to $50,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Nov. 3:</b> Albert Einstein: Philosopher-Scientist. Evanston, Illinois: Library of Living Philosophers, 1949. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Nov. 3:</b> APPLE MACINTOSH PROTOTYPE, 1982. Earliest known to appear at auction. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Nov. 3:</b> TRINITY PROJECT: STAFFORD L. WARREN. $50,000 to $70,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Nov. 3:</b> JIMMY HARE PHOTOGRAPH OF WRIGHT FLYER SIGNED BY BOTH WRIGHT BROTHERS, 1908. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Nov. 3:</b> HAGELIN CX-52 CIPHER MACHINE, Type D, Switzerland, Crypto AG, 1950s, no 33454. $5,000 to $7,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Nov. 3:</b> FEYNMAN WORKING ON QUARK THEORY. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Nov. 3:</b> STEVE JOBS SETS THE STAGE FOR DESKTOP PUBLISHING. Signed document, 1982. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Nov. 3:</b> MEMORYMOOG PLUS, THE CLASSIC ANALOG POLYSYNTH OF THE 1980S. $7,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Nov. 3:</b> WRIGHT BROTHERS: DAYTON 1909, <i>The Nation State and City Welcome the World's Greatest Aviators.</i> $12,000 to $18,000.
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>The Ricky Jay Collection<br>October 27 & 28, 2021</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, Oct. 27-28:</b> "Remarkable Persons". A remarkable collection of remarkable characters. $100,000 to $150,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Oct. 27-28:</b> Scot, Reginald. A serious debunking witchcraft and demonology. $50,000 to $70,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Oct. 27-28:</b> (Buchinger, Matthias). Buchinger's own family tree. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Oct. 27-28:</b> Bibrowski, Stephan. Most likely reading A Midsummer Night's Dream. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Oct. 27-28:</b> Kellar, Harry (Heinrich Keller). Kellar loses his head. $4,000 to $6,000.
  • <b><center>Hindman:<br>Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts,<br>Including Americana<br>November 9-10, 2021
    <b>Hindman, Nov. 9-10:</b> HOOKE, Robert (1635-1702). <i>Micrographia: Or Some Psychological Descriptions of Minute Bodies Made by Magnifying Glasses.</i> London: for James Allestry, 1667. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Hindman, Nov. 9-10:</b> [THE FEDERALIST PAPERS]. -- [HAMILTON, Alexander, James MADISON and John JAY. <i>The Federalist: A Collection of Essays, Written in Favour of the New Constitution…</i> $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Hindman, Nov. 9-10:</b> FUCHS, Leonhart (1501-1566). <i>Histoire des Plantes de M. Leonhart Fuschsius, avec les noms Grecs, Latins & Fraçoys.</i> Paris: Arnold Byrkman, 1549. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b><center>Hindman:<br>Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts,<br>Including Americana<br>November 9-10, 2021
    <b>Hindman, Nov. 9-10:</b> AUDEBERT, Jean Baptiste (1759-1800). <i>Histoire naturelle des singes et des makis.</i> Paris: Desray, An XIII [1799-1800]. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Hindman, Nov. 9-10:</b> [UNITED STATES CONTINENTAL CONGRESS]. <i>Journals of the Congress...</i>Volume I (Sept. 5, 1774-Jan. 1, 1776) through Volume XIII (November 1787-November 1788). $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Hindman, Nov. 9-10:</b> [UNITED STATES CONTINENTAL CONGRESS]. <i>The Journals of the Proceedings of Congress. Held at Philadelphia, from January to May, 1776.</i> $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b><center>Hindman:<br>Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts,<br>Including Americana<br>November 9-10, 2021
    <b>Hindman, Nov. 9-10:</b> [TEXAS]. <i>Map of Bexar County, Texas.</i> San Antonio and Austin: Samuel Maverick & John H. Traynham, 1889. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Hindman, Nov. 9-10:</b> GARDNER, Alexander (1821-1882). Imperial albumen Photograph. <i>Scenes in the Indian Country</i> [Fort Laramie]. $5,000 to $7,000.
    <b>Hindman, Nov. 9-10:</b> WILLIAMS, H. Noel. <i>Madame Recamier and her Friends.</i> London and New York: Harper & Brothers, 1906. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <b><center>Hindman:<br>Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts,<br>Including Americana<br>November 9-10, 2021
    <b>Hindman, Nov. 9-10:</b> [MOSER, Barry, illustrator]. <i>The Holy Bible. Containing All the Books of the Old and New Testaments.</i> North Hatfield, MA and New York City: Pennyroyal Caxton Press, 1999. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Hindman, Nov. 9-10:</b> [PRINTS]. MOSER, Barry. Alice in Her Sister’s Reverie. [1982]. 433 x 552 mm. Signed and captioned by Moser in pencil, designated artist’s proof (“ap”). $1,000 to $1,500.
    16 <b>Hindman, Nov. 9-10:</b> [MOSER, Barry, illustrator]. A group of 4 wood-engraved plates for the Pennyroyal Press edition <i>The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.</i> [West Hatfield, MA: Pennyroyal Press, 1985]. $600 to $800.

Auction Update Review

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Rare Book Hub: 30 Auctions Archived, another 28 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Friday 27 August 2021, 30 auctions were archived to Rare Book Hub's Transactions+ Database, 1 in Colombian pesos, 1 in Danish krone, 6 in euros, 2 in British pounds, and 20 in US dollars.

 

Turnover was $31,335,001 as 85% of all lots sold.  There were 8,363 offers posted and 7,085 changed hands.  The average lot brought $4,423.

 

Two sales dominated the week; Heritage’s Summer Platinum Night Sports Auction and, Bonhams’ The Early West:  The Collection of Jim and Theresa Earle.  The Platinum Sale brought $15,938,702 and Bonhams’ Early West $12,387,053.  The gun that killed Billy the Kid brought $6,030,312.

 

2 sales saw total proceeds reach a million dollars:

 

Heritage AuctionsSummer Platinum Night Sports Auction on August 22nd: $15,938,702

BonhamsThe Early West. The Collection of Jim and Theresa Earle on August 27th: $12,387,053
 
 
10 auctions saw total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered:
 

SkinnerDiscovery - Interiors - Online bidstart 8/17 on August 26th: 335.39%
Bogota AuctionAntiquarian Books, Documents and Prints on August 26th: 217.37%
BonhamsThe Early West. The Collection of Jim and Theresa Earle on August 27th: 185.20%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (pre-1800) - bidstart 8/6 on August 18th: 181.30%
Dirk Soulis AuctionsAdvertising and Americana on August 21st: 130.41%
Bruun RasmussenPrints on August 24th: 114.56%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (pre-1600) - bidstart 8/6 on August 17th: 108.19%
Alexander Historical AuctionsSummer Historical Auction 2021 - Day 2 on August 25th: 105.86%
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on August 26th: 103.73%
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 3/28/17 on August 24th: 102.20%


24 sales saw at least 80% of their lots sell:

Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 3/28/17 on August 24th: 100.00%
Heritage AuctionsComics, Animation and Art Weekly - Bidstart 8/15 on August 23rd: 99.52%
Heritage AuctionsSports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 8/8 on August 22nd: 99.49%
Heritage AuctionsUS Currency Weekly Online - Bidstart 8/17 on August 24th: 99.35%
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersTimed Auction of Boxed Books - bidstart 8/2 on August 25th: 98.71%
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters Weekly - Bidstart 8/15 on August 22nd: 98.10%
PBA GalleriesBooks in All Fields, with Americana and Maps - bidstart 8/16 on August 26th: 97.61%
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Video Games and Playing Cards - bidstart 8/17 on August 24th: 97.56%
Heritage AuctionsSummer Platinum Night Sports Auction on August 22nd: 94.00%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on August 21st: 94.00%
Dirk Soulis AuctionsAdvertising and Americana on August 21st: 93.33%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (pre-1800) - bidstart 8/6 on August 18th: 92.14%
William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsOnline Only Variety Auction on August 24th: 91.94%
Bogota AuctionAntiquarian Books, Documents and Prints on August 26th: 91.90%
BonhamsThe Early West. The Collection of Jim and Theresa Earle on August 27th: 91.35%
Bruun RasmussenPrints on August 24th: 86.42%
SkinnerDiscovery - Interiors - Online bidstart 8/17 on August 26th: 85.71%
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on August 26th: 83.94%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (pre-1700) - bidstart 8/6 on August 16th: 83.72%
Early AmericanA Revolutionary Numismatic Auction on August 21st: 82.69%
Alexander Historical AuctionsSummer Historical Auction 2021 - Day 2 on August 25th: 81.62%
Winner's Auctions LtdSpecial Sale for Yamim Noraim on August 25th: 81.46%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (pre-1600) - bidstart 8/6 on August 17th: 80.95%
Catawiki B. V.Autographs and Manuscripts -- bidstart 8/6 on August 15th: 80.00%
 
Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Bonhams THE GUN THAT KILLED BILLY THE KID: PAT GARRETT'S COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER USED TO KILL BILLY THE KID. on August 27th Actual price: USD $6,030,312.
  2. Bonhams BILLY THE KID WHITNEY DOUBLE BARREL HAMMER SHOTGUN TAKEN FROM DEPUTY BOB OLINGER AND USED TO KILL HIM DURING BILLY THE KID'S DRAMATIC LINCOLN COUNTY COURTHOUSE ESCAPE ON APRIL 28, 1881. on August 27th Actual price: USD $978,312.
  3. Bonhams JOHN SELMAN'S COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER USED TO SHOOT JOHN WESLEY HARDIN AT THE ACME SALOON IN EL PASO, TEXAS, AUGUST 19, 1895. on August 27th Actual price: USD $858,312.
  4. Heritage Auctions 1957 Topps Bill Russell Rookie #77 PSA NM-MT+ 8.5. on August 22nd Actual price: USD $630,000.
  5. Bonhams JOHN WESLEY HARDIN'S SMITH & WESSON DOUBLE ACTION "FRONTIER" REVOLVER CARRIED WHEN HE WAS KILLED BY JOHN SELMAN. on August 27th Actual price: USD $625,312.
  6. Heritage Auctions 1910 Old Mill Series 8 Joe Jackson SGC VG 3. on August 22nd Actual price: USD $540,000.
  7. Heritage Auctions 1939 Play Ball Ted Williams Rookie #92 PSA Mint 9. on August 22nd Actual price: USD $480,000.
  8. Bonhams WILD BILL HICKOK'S SPRINGFIELD TRAPDOOR RIFLE BURIED BY HIS SIDE AT DEADWOOD SOUTH DAKOTA ON AUGUST 3, 1876. on August 27th Actual price: USD $475,312.
  9. Heritage Auctions 1911 T205 Piedmont Gold Border Ty Cobb PSA NM-MT 8. on August 22nd Actual price: USD $420,000.
  10. Heritage Auctions 1993 SP Derek Jeter Foil Rookie #279 PSA Gem Mint 10. on August 22nd Actual price: USD $396,000.
  11. Heritage Auctions The Finest Known Joe DiMaggio & Marilyn Monroe Signed Baseball, PSA/DNA Auto 7.5. on August 22nd Actual price: USD $384,000.
  12. Bonhams BAT MASTERSON'S COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER, CUSTOM ORDERED FROM THE OPERA HOUSE SALOON, DODGE CITY, July 24, 1885. on August 27th Actual price: USD $375,312.
  13. Bonhams BILLY THE KID'S WINCHESTER 1873 WHICH HE STOLE FROM THE LINCOLN COUNTY COURTHOUSE DURING HIS DRAMATIC ESCAPE. on August 27th Actual price: USD $375,312.
  14. Heritage Auctions 1909-11 T206 Ty Cobb - Ty Cobb (Portrait-Red) PSA Good+ 2.5 - from The "Lucky 7" Find! on August 22nd Actual price: USD $372,000.
  15. Heritage Auctions 1948 Leaf Jackie Robinson Rookie #79 PSA NM-MT 8 on August 22nd Actual price: USD $372,000.
  16. Bonhams JOHNNY RINGO'S COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER FOUND HELD IN HIS HAND WHEN HE WAS FOUND DEAD AT TURKEY CREEK. on August 27th Actual price: USD $362,812.
  17. Heritage Auctions 1914-15 Ty Cobb Signed Detroit Tigers Player's Contract. on August 22nd Actual price: USD $348,000.
  18. Heritage Auctions 1961-62 Fleer Basketball Wax Box with Twenty-Four Unopened Packs. on August 22nd Actual price: USD $324,000.
  19. Heritage Auctions 1916 Gimbels M101-4 Babe Ruth Rookie #151 SGC Good 2. on August 22nd Actual price: USD $313,200.
  20. Heritage Auctions 1961 Fleer Wilt Chamberlain Rookie #8 PSA Mint 9. on August 22nd Actual price: USD $288,000.
  21. Heritage Auctions 1932 Babe Ruth Signed New York Yankees Player's Contract. on August 22nd Actual price: USD $276,000.
  22. Heritage Auctions 1969 Topps Basketball Wax Box with Twenty-Four Packs, Each Graded by GAI. on August 22nd Actual price: USD $276,000.
  23. Heritage Auctions 1909 T204 Ramly Walter Johnson Rookie PSA NM-MT 8--Population Two! on August 22nd Actual price: USD $252,000.
  24. Bonhams PAT GARRETT'S WINCHESTER TAKEN FROM BILLY WILSON WHEN HE WAS CAPTURED AT STINKING SPRINGS. on August 27th Actual price: USD $250,312.
  25. Bonhams BOB DALTON'S WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER-ACTION RIFLE USED BY HIM DURING THE COFFEYVILLE RAID ON OCTOBER 5,1892 WHERE HE WAS KILLED. on August 27th Actual price: USD $237,812.


30 total sales reported this week:

Thomaston Place Auction Galleries. Summer Auction 2 on August 27th: 68.97%
Bonhams. The Early West. The Collection of Jim and Theresa Earle on August 27th: 91.35%
Skinner. Discovery - Interiors - Online bidstart 8/17 on August 26th: 85.71%
PBA Galleries. Books in All Fields, with Americana and Maps - bidstart 8/16 on August 26th: 97.61%
Nate D. Sanders Auctions. August 2021 Auction on August 26th: 14.37%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on August 26th: 83.94%
Bogota Auction. Antiquarian Books, Documents and Prints on August 26th: 91.90%
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Rare Books - Online bidstart 8/19 on August 26th: 30.30%
International Autograph Auctions Europe SL. Autographs, Letters and Manuscripts - Timed Auction on August 25th: 8.88%
Winner's Auctions Ltd. Special Sale for Yamim Noraim on August 25th: 81.46%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Timed Auction of Boxed Books - bidstart 8/2 on August 25th: 98.71%
Alexander Historical Auctions. Summer Historical Auction 2021 - Day 2 on August 25th: 81.62%
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Online Only Variety Auction on August 24th: 91.94%
Alexander Historical Auctions. Summer Historical Auction 2021 - Day 1 on August 24th: 79.17%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on August 24th: 86.42%
Heritage Auctions. US Currency Weekly Online - Bidstart 8/17 on August 24th: 99.35%
Heritage Auctions. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 3/28/17 on August 24th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Video Games and Playing Cards - bidstart 8/17 on August 24th: 97.56%
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Advertising and Americana on August 21st: 93.33%
Heritage Auctions. Summer Platinum Night Sports Auction on August 22nd: 94.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 8/8 on August 22nd: 99.49%
Heritage Auctions. Comics, Animation and Art Weekly - Bidstart 8/15 on August 23rd: 99.52%
Early American. A Revolutionary Numismatic Auction on August 21st: 82.69%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (pre-1800) - bidstart 8/13 on August 20th: 75.31%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (pre-1800) - bidstart 8/6 on August 18th: 92.14%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (pre-1600) - bidstart 8/6 on August 17th: 80.95%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (pre-1700) - bidstart 8/6 on August 16th: 83.72%
Catawiki B. V.. Autographs and Manuscripts -- bidstart 8/6 on August 15th: 80.00%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on August 21st: 94.00%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters Weekly - Bidstart 8/15 on August 22nd: 98.10%


For the week ahead 28 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Aug. 30th
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (pre-1700) - bidstart 8/20. 50 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 110 lots

Tue. Aug. 31st
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. US Currency Weekly Online - Bidstart 8/24. 458 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 3/28/24. 166 lots
Bonhams. New York. Photographs, Summer Editions. 158 lots
Skinner. Marlborough. Irresistible - Unreserved - bidstart 8/24. 43 lots
Aspire Art Auctions. Cape Town,. Modern and Contemporary Art and Books - bidstart 8/24. 158 lots
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Antique and Contemporary Books. 250 lots
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Chadds Ford, PA . Eclectic Variety Auction. 46 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (pre-1600) - bidstart 8/20. 19 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Video Games and Playing Cards - bidstart 8/24. 49 lots

Wed. Sep. 1st
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Lakeville. Rare Books - Online bidstart 8/27. 412 lots
Hake's Auctions. York. Comics A-R. 707 lots
Trafford Books. Manchester. Books, Ephemera, Autographs, Cigarette Cards, Postcards, Stamps and Postal History. 154 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (pre-1800) - bidstart 8/20. 127 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Wednesday Comic Art & Animation Select Auction - bidstart 8/25. 299 lots

Thu. Sep. 2nd
Hake's Auctions. York. Comics S-Z. 612 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Books - bidstart 8/20. 18 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. PBA Platinum: Rare Books, Manuscripts & Art. 71 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Only Banksy. 15 lots

Fri. Sep. 3rd
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (pre-1800) - bidstart 8/28. 69 lots

Sat. Sep. 4th
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 200 lots
Aspire Auctions. Cleveland. Fine Art - Prints - bidstart 8/27. 94 lots
Bonhams. London. The Beaulieu Sale Collectors' Motor Cars & Automobilia. 80 lots

Sun. Sep. 5th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 8/22. 436 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters Weekly - Bidstart 8/29.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics, Animation and Art Weekly - Bidstart 8/29.
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 8/28. 62 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 28:</b> Pancho Villa, passport for a news correspondent covering the Mexican revolution, signed, 1914. $1,000 to $2,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 28:</b> Nirvana’s <i>Nevermind,</i> CD insert signed & inscribed days after release by Cobain, inscribed by Novoselic, 1991. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 28:</b> Robert Indiana, <i>The Book of Love,</i> complete portfolio, artist’s proof set, 1997. $100,000 to $125,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 28:</b> Marcel Vertés, Colette, <i>Chéri,</i> two volumes, deluxe edition, signed by the artist, Paris, 1929. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 28:</b> Virginia Woolf, <i>Orlando,</i> first trade edition, first impression, London, 1928. $1,200 to $1,800.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 28:</b> Mark Twain, receipt for payment of the Mark Twain Public Library Tax, 1908. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 28:</b> Gustav Klimt, <i>Das Werk von Gustav Klimt,</i> portfolio, collotype plates, 1918. $15,000 to $20,000.
  • <center><b>The 19th Century Rare Book & Photograph Shop<br></b>Catalogue 190:<br>Magnificent Books & Photographs<br><b>Free on request</b>
    <b>19th Century Rare Book & Photograph Shop:</b> William Shakespeare. <i>The Second Folio</i> (1632).
    <b>19th Century Rare Book & Photograph Shop:</b> Abraham Lincoln. Autograph note on Black troops in the Union Army (1865).
    <b>19th Century Rare Book & Photograph Shop:</b> Neil Armstrong. The largest known U.S. flag flown to the Moon on Apollo 11 (1969).
    <b>19th Century Rare Book & Photograph Shop:</b> William Henry Fox Talbot. <i>The Pencil of Nature</i> (1844-1846) the first photo illustrated book.
    <b>19th Century Rare Book & Photograph Shop:</b> Albert Einstein. Letter on relativity and the speed of light (1951).