Christies: On the shoulders of Giants - Online bidstart 5/16, 18156, London - King Street

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Auction Date
05/23/2019 - 05/23/2019
Page Size: 57 items in 3 pages

Lot NumberAuthor NameBook TitlePlace PrintedYear PublishedEstimateActual Price
1Isaac Newton (1642-1727).

The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy Translated by Andrew Motte.

London1729GBP 40,000.00 - 60,000.00GBP 43,750.00
2Isaac Newton (1643-1727).

Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy

London1777GBP 3,000.00 - 5,000.00Not Sold
3[Charles Babbage (1791-1871)] – Luigi Federico Menabrea (1809-1896).

Notions sur la machine analytique de M. Charles Babbage.' In Bibliothèque universelle de Genève

1842GBP 10,000.00 - 15,000.00Not Sold
4Charles Darwin (1809-1882).

Document signed (‘Charles R Darwin’),

n.p.1855GBP 3,000.00 - 5,000.00Not Sold
5Charles Robert Darwin (1809-1882).

The Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication ... Second edition, revised, fourth thousand

London1875GBP 40,000.00 - 60,000.00Not Sold
6Charles Darwin (1809-1882).

Autograph letter signed (‘Charles Darwin’) to [Charles Valentine] Riley, Down, Beckenham, Kent, 19 May 1877.

1877GBP 6,000.00 - 9,000.00GBP 6,250.00
7Charles Darwin (1809-1882).

Photograph of Darwin by Oscar Gustav Rejlander signed in full and dated on the mount (‘Charles Darwin / May 1. 1881’).

1881GBP 12,000.00 - 18,000.00Not Sold
8Charles Darwin (1809-1882).

Autograph letter signed (‘Ch. Darwin’) to [Katherine] Lyell, Down, Beckenham, Kent, 16 February 1882.

1882GBP 5,000.00 - 8,000.00GBP 5,625.00
9Albert Einstein (1879-1955).

‘Theoretische Bemerkungen über die Brownsche Bewegung.’ Offprint from: Zeitschrift fur Elektrochemie, pp.41-42, No. 6,

1907GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00GBP 2,500.00
10Albert Einstein (1879-1955).

Autograph letter signed ('A. Einstein') to [Wilhelm Wien], Bern, 23 'August' [actually July] 1907.

1907GBP 10,000.00 - 15,000.00GBP 37,500.00
11Albert Einstein (1879-1955).

Autograph letter signed (‘A. Einstein’) to [Wilhelm Wien], Bern, 26 August 1907.

1907GBP 10,000.00 - 15,000.00GBP 25,000.00
12Albert Einstein (1879-1955).

Zur allgemeinen molekularen Theorie der Wärme.' Offprint from: Annalen der Physik Ser. 4, vol. 14, pp. 354-362.

Leipzig1904GBP 4,000.00 - 6,000.00GBP 37,500.00
13Albert Einstein (1879-1955).

Autograph postcard signed ('A. Einstein') to Wilhelm Wien, Prague, 27 January [1912].

1912GBP 5,000.00 - 8,000.00GBP 15,000.00
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Autograph letter signed (‘A. Einstein‘) to [Wilhelm Wien], Prague, 17 May 1912.

1912GBP 12,000.00 - 18,000.00GBP 30,000.00
15Albert Einstein (1879-1955) and Marcel Grossmann (1878-1936).

Entwurf einer verallgemeinerten relativitätstheorie und einer Theorie der Gravitation.' Offprint from: Zeitschrift für Mathematik und Physik, Vol. 62, Heft 3, pp.225-261.

Leipzig1914GBP 4,000.00 - 6,000.00GBP 5,000.00
16Albert Einstein (1879-1955).

Autograph letter signed ('A. Einstein') to [Hermann Kobold], [Berlin], 18 July [1914].

1914GBP 4,000.00 - 6,000.00GBP 5,250.00
17Albert Einstein (1879-1955).

Autograph letter signed (‘A. Einstein’) to [Wilhelm Wien], Berlin, 18 March 1916.

1916GBP 10,000.00 - 15,000.00GBP 32,500.00
18Albert Einstein (1879-1955).

Autograph letter signed (‘A. Einstein’) to [Wilhelm Wien], [Berlin], 17 October 1916.

1916GBP 4,000.00 - 6,000.00GBP 5,000.00
19Albert Einstein (1879-1955).

Autograph note signed ('A. Einstein') to 'Herr von Haniell', [Berlin], 20 March 1921.

1921GBP 3,500.00 - 4,500.00GBP 4,375.00
20Albert Einstein (1879-1955).

Typed statement signed ('Albert Einstein'), n.p., n.d. [October 1921?].

1921GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00GBP 3,750.00
21Albert Einstein (1879-1955).

Untersuchungen ueber die Theorie der "Brownschen Bewegung." Edited by R. Fürth.

Leipzig1922GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00Not Sold
22Albert Einstein (1879-1955).

Elsbachs Buch: Kant und Einstein.' ?Offprint from: Deutsche Literaturzeitung 1 (1924): cols. 1685–1692.

[Berlin1924GBP 2,500.00 - 3,500.00Not Sold
23Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Autograph aphorism signed and dated (‘A. Einstein 1925’).

1925GBP 10,000.00 - 15,000.00GBP 12,500.00
24Albert Einstein (1879-1955).

Autograph sentiment signed ('A. Einstein'), [Berlin, December 1925].

1925GBP 6,000.00 - 9,000.00GBP 7,500.00
25Albert Einstein (1879-1955).

Die Relativitätstheorie.' Offprint from Kultur der Gegenwart, pp. 783-797,

[Leipzig1925GBP 2,500.00 - 3,500.00Not Sold
  • <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Darwin, Charles. <i>On the Origin of Species.</i> Presentation Copy. Sold for $500,075.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Darwin, Charles. Autograph Letter Signed, 3 pp, negotiating the 2nd American edition with Appleton. Sold for $21,325.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Hemingway, Ernest. Autograph Letter Signed, 8 pp, Paris, 1924, to his father discussing Bullfighting, Stories, and his new baby. Sold for $25,075.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Shakespeare, William. <i>Corialanus.</i> London, 1623. 1st printing [Extracted from the First Folio]. Sold for $50,075.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Swift, Jonathan. <i>Gulliver's Travels.</i> London, 1726. 1st edition, Teerink's A edition, fine, large copy. Sold for $21,325.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Fitzroy, Robert. Autograph Letter Signed to agent Thomas Stilwell, informing him of the progress of H.M.S. Beagle. Sold for $17,575.
    <center><b>Bonhams<br> Property from the Collection of Nicole and William R. Keck II</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Shakespeare, William. <i>Sonnets.</i> 1901. 2 volumes. Printed on vellum and illuminated by Ross Turner, bound by Trautz-Bauzonnet. Sold for $13,825.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Beardsley, Aubrey. <i>The Birth, Life, and Acts of King Arthur.</i> 1893-94. 2 volumes. Contemporary painted vellum gilt by Chivers. Sold for $5,325.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Assisi, St. Francis. <i>The Canticle of Brother Sun.</i> Illuminated on vellum, for the Grolier Society. Sold for $7,575.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Rackham, Arthur. <i>Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens.</i> 1/500 copies signed by Rackham. Sold for $4,825.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Proust, Marcel. <i>Du coté de chez Swann.</i> 1st edition, 1st issue. Inscribed by Proust. Sold for $8,825.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 7:</b> Sergio Trujillo Magnenat, <i>Bogotá 1938 / IV Centenario / Juegos Deportivos Bolivarianos,</i> 1938. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 7:</b> <i>McQueen Drives Porsche,</i> designer unknown, 1970. $800 to $1,200.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 7:</b><br>Joe Bridge, <i>Bignan / A Des Ailes,</i> 1921. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 7:</b> Graham Simmons, <i>The Army Isn’t All Work,</i> 1919. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 7:</b> Leonetto Cappiello, <i>Je ne fume que le nil,</i> 1912. $800 to $1,200.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 7:</b> <i>Attack of the 50 ft. Woman,</i> designer unknown, 1958. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 7:</b> Raymond Tooby, <i>Festival Guiness / Have You Tried One Yet?,</i> 1952. $600 to $900.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 7:</b> Francisco Tamagno, <i>Terrot & Co. / Dijon / Cycles Motorettes,</i> 1909. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 7:</b><br>A. Hori, Oakland / General Motors, circa 1925. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 7:</b> James Montgomery Flagg, <i>Travel? Adventure? Answer – Join the Marines!,</i> circa 1918. $4,000 to $6,000.
  • <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Roberts, David. Twenty Lithographs of the Holy Land, 19th Century. $2,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Declaration by the Reps. of the United Colonies of N.A. 1775. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Composer Jerome Kern personal Letters, Albums and Other. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Paine, Thomas. <i>Common Sense,</i> London 1776. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Stowe, Harriet Beecher. <i>Uncle Tom’s Cabin,</i> Cleveland 1852. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Hobbes, Thomas. <i>Leviathan,</i> 3rd edition, London 1651. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Anno Regni Georgii III. Intolerable Acts and other Bills, 1774. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Wilberforce, William. An Abstract of the Evidence, 5 Letters, and two books. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Nightingale, Florence. Notes on Nursing and Signed Letters, ca. 1860 $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Tolstov, Leo. <i>War and Peace,</i> 5 volumes, 1886. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Dickinson, John. Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania, 1768. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Twain, Mark. <i>Tom Sawyer,</i> 1877 [and] <i>Huckleberry Finn,</i> 1885. $4,000 to $6,000.
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