• <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Currier & Ives, <i>The Mississippi in Time of Peace,</i> hand-colored lithograph, 1865. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Hartmann Schedel, <i>Liber Cronicarum...,</i> Nuremberg, 1493. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Claudius Ptolemaeus, <i>Geographicae Enarrationis Libri Octo,</i> Lyons, 1535. $20,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Thomas Jefferys, <i>The American Atlas,</i> London, 1776-77. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> John Speed, <i>A Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World,</i> 20 miniature maps, London, 1665. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> <i>Biblia Das ist: Die Gantze Heilige Schrifft Durch D. Martin Luther Verteutscht,</i> illustrated cartographic Bible, Basel, 1665. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Early Hawaiian-language school geography, Lahainaluna Seminary, 1840. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Cornelis de Jode, <i>Africae Vera Forma, et Situs,</i> Antwerp, 1593. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Maria Vincenzo Coronelli, <i>America Settentrionale Colle Nuove Scoperte Sin All Anno,</i> Venice, 1688. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Johann Christoph Volkamer, <i>Nürnbergische Hesperides,</i> Nuremberg, 1708-1714. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Johann Bayer, <i>Uranometria, Omnium Asterismorum Continens Schemata...,</i> 51 celestial charts, c. 1603. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Manuscript map of Commodore Perry’s Black Ship squadron at Edo Bay, with manuscript sketchbook, ink & watercolor, Japan, c. 1853. $2,500 to $3,500.
  • <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
  • <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 17:</b> [EINSTEIN, ALBERT]; JOHN GRAUDENZ [PHOTOGRAPHER]. Photographic portrait of Albert Einstein by John Graudenz, taken circa 1928. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 17:</b> ENIGMA M4. A fully operational four-rotor ("M4") Kriegsmarine Enigma Cipher Machine. Berlin-Wilmersdorf, Germany, Heimsoeth und Rinke, 1942. $300,000 to $500,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 17:</b> FEYNMAN, RICHARD P. <i>“Surely You’re Joking Mr. Feynman”. Adventures of a Curious Character.</i> New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1985. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 17:</b> An intact egg of the Aepyornis Maximus, or Elephant Bird. Pre-17th century, Madagascar. $35,000 to $45,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 17:</b> Palm frond with fish. Green River Formation, Wyoming, United States. <i>Sabalites sp.,</i> and <i>Diplomystus dentatus</i> Cenozoic, Eocene (53-33 million years ago). $60,000 to $70,000.

Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper including Books from The Collection of The Garden Ltd., 1051, London

Auction Details

Auction Report
Auction Date
11/21/2019 - 11/21/2019
Page Size: 552 items in 23 pages

Lot NumberAuthor NameBook TitlePlace PrintedYear PublishedEstimateActual Price

Poiesis: Ilias & Odysseia [graece], 2 vol., each one of 615 copies, bound in …

Munich1923-24.GBP 800.00 - 1,200.00GBP 3,500.00
2Bury (Richard de)

Philobiblon, 3 vol., one of 297 copies, New York, for the Grolier Club, 1889.

New York1889GBP 200.00 - 300.00GBP 687.50
3[Bible, New Testament].

Calligraphic manuscript.- [Bible, New Testament]. Parables, calligraphic manuscript on vellum, 2 …

n.d. [second half of 20th century].GBP 1,000.00 - 1,500.00GBP 1,875.00
4Rilke (Rainer Maria)

Duineser Elegien..., first edition in English, one of 230 …

1931GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00GBP 4,125.00
5Ovidius Naso (Publius)

Shakespeare's Ovid: being Arthur Golding's Translation …

1904GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00GBP 4,750.00
6Shelley (Percy Bysshe)

Poetical Works, 2 vol., bound in crushed blue morocco, by …

1892GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00GBP 2,500.00
7Tacitus (Publius Cornelius)

De vita et moribus Iulii Agricolae liber, one of 225 …

1900GBP 700.00 - 900.00GBP 937.50
8Emerson (Ralph Waldo)

Essays, one of 300 on paper, original limp vellum, gilt, Doves …

1906GBP 400.00 - 600.00GBP 937.50
9Shakespeare (William)

Shakespeare's Sonnets, Tercentenary Edition, one of 250 copies …

1909GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00GBP 3,000.00
10Winship (George Parker)

William Caxton: A Paper read at a Meeting of the Club of Odd …

1909GBP 600.00 - 800.00GBP 5,250.00
11Wordsworth (William)

A Decade of Years: Poems, one of 200 copies on paper, bound in …

1911GBP 800.00 - 1,200.00GBP 2,250.00
12Cobden-Sanderson (T.J.)

Amantium Irae: Letters to Two Friends 1864-1867, one of 150 …

1914GBP 400.00 - 600.00GBP 625.00
13Shelley (Percy Bysshe)

[Poems], one of 200 copies on paper, original limp vellum, …

1914GBP 600.00 - 800.00GBP 1,000.00
14Keats (John)

[Poems], one of 200 copies on paper, original limp vellum, gilt, Doves …

1914GBP 600.00 - 800.00GBP 1,187.50
15Shakespeare (William)

The Rape of Lucrece, one of 175 copies on paper, bound in …

1915GBP 800.00 - 1,200.00GBP 1,750.00
16Wordsworth (William)

The Prelude: An Autobiographical Poem...1799-1805, one of 155 …

1915GBP 3,000.00 - 5,000.00GBP 5,625.00

Doves Press.- , Catalogue Raisonné of Books printed and published at the Doves Press 1900-1916, …

1916GBP 4,000.00 - 6,000.00GBP 5,000.00

Doves Press.- Catalogue Raisonné, one of 150 copies, bound in russet morocco, gilt, by …

1916GBP 600.00 - 800.00GBP 1,375.00
19Pollard (Alfred W.)

Cobden-Sanderson and the Doves Press, one of 27 copies with a …

San Francisco1929GBP 800.00 - 1,200.00GBP 3,750.00
20Strouse (Norman H.) and John Dreyfus.

and John Dreyfus. C-S: The Master Craftsman, one of 12 special …

Harper Woods, Mich.1969GBP 1,000.00 - 1,500.00GBP 2,250.00
21Gill (Eric)

Clothes..., one of 160 special copies signed by the author, 1931 & another, Gill (2)

Waltham St.Lawrence1931GBP 250.00 - 350.00GBP 400.00
22Gill (Eric)

The Engravings, 3 vol. incl. portfolio, number 4 of 85 special copies with an …

Wellingborough1983GBP 400.00 - 600.00GBP 812.50
23Chaucer (Geoffrey)

Troilus and Criseyde, one of 225 copies, Waltham …

Waltham St.Lawrence1927GBP 2,500.00 - 3,500.00GBP 4,375.00
24Lucian, of Samosata.

The True History of Lucian the Samosatenian, one of …

Waltham St.Lawrence1927GBP 500.00 - 700.00GBP 812.50
25Chaucer (Geoffrey)

The Canterbury Tales, 4 vol., wood-engravings by Eric …

Waltham St.Lawrence1929-31.GBP 4,000.00 - 6,000.00GBP 6,875.00
  • <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Macbeth: A Tragedy.</i> London, 1673. FIRST SEPARATE AND FIRST QUARTO EDITION. THE CHARLTON HESTON COPY. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> HEMINGWAY, ERNEST. <i>In Our Time.</i> Paris, 1924. FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> HAWTHORNE, NATHANIEL. <i>Fanshawe, A Tale.</i> Boston, 1828. FIRST EDITION OF AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> THOREAU, HENRY DAVID. <i>Walden; Or, Life in the Woods.</i> Boston, 1854. FINE COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies.</i> London, 1685. THE FOURTH FOLIO, Brewster/Bentley issue. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> STEIG, WILLIAM. Original maquette and 58 finished drawings for <i>The Agony in the Kindergarten,</i> one of Steig's most important books. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> VERNE, JULES. <i>A Journey to the Centre of the Earth.</i> New York & London, 1872. FIRST EDITION, RARE AMERICAN ISSUE, with Scribner & Welford cancel title. $5,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> KING, STEPHEN. <i>Carrie.</i> New York, 1974. INSCRIBED FIRST EDITION, OF AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. $1,200 to $1,800.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> APPLE MACINTOSH PROTOTYPE. 1983. The earliest known Macintosh with "Twiggy" drive, one of only two known working machines. $120,000 to $180,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> PLATO. <i>Timaeus</i> [AND] <i>Critias</i> [from Ficini's 1484 Opera]. A LANDMARK OF SCIENTIFIC THOUGHT. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> LOVELACE, AUGUSTA ADA. Sketch of the Analytical Engine Invented by Charles Babbage Esq. London, 1843. FIRST EDITION, JOURNAL ISSUE, MOST IMPORTANT PAPER IN EARLY DIGITAL COMPUTING. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> APPLE-1 COMPUTER. Signed by Steve Wozniak, used in development of Apple II. $200,000 to $300,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> DARWIN, CHARLES. 1809-1882. <i>On the Origin of Species By Means of Natural Selection.</i> London, 1859. FIRST EDITION. $80,000 to $120,000.
  • <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Churchill (Winston) & Others. 1944 Commonwealth Prime Ministers’ Conference, 27 April 1944. £8,000 to £12,000.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Joyce (James). <i>Ulysses.</i> First English edition, 1922. £800 to £1,200.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Belzoni (Giovanni Battista). <i>Plates Illustrated of the Researches and Operations...in Egypt and Nubia,</i> FIRST EDITION, 1821-1822. £14,375 inc Buyers Premium.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Astor (John Jacob). A collection of rare letters, 9 January 1812- 4 September 1837. £26,000 inc Buyers Premium.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Rowling (J.K.) <i>Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone,</i> FIRST EDITION, first issue, 1997. £27,500 inc Buyers Premium.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Royal Family. Photograph of Queen Elizabeth, George VI, Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret, signed, 1946. £3,640 inc Buyers Premium.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Collodi (Carlo). <i>Le avventure di Pinocchio. Storia di un burattino,</i> FIRST EDITION, 1883. £8,401 inc Buyers Premium.
  • <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> CLEMENS, SAMUEL L. <i>The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain.</i> Hartford: The American Publishing Company, 1876. $14,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> BATEMAN, JAMES. <i>The Orchidaceae of Mexico and Guatemala.</i> London: J. Ridgway & Sons for the author, [1837]-1843. $60,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> WHITMAN, WALT. <i>Leaves of Grass.</i> Brooklyn: [For the author by Andrew and James Rome,] 1855. $150,000 to $200,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> LEE, HARPER. Three “Seckatary Hawkins”-related books inscribed and signed by Harper Lee. $60,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> POE, EDGAR ALLAN. <i>The Raven.</i> New York: Wiley and Putnam, 1845. $120,000 to $180,000.
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