PBA Galleries: Rare Books with Science, Medicine & Natural History, 748, San Francisco

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Auction Report
Auction Date
11/18/2021 - 11/18/2021
Page Size: 240 items in 10 pages

Lot NumberAuthor NameBook TitlePlace PrintedYear PublishedEstimateActual Price
1Alberti, Leandro

Descrittione di tvtta Italia

In Vinegia1557USD 300.00 - 500.00USD 600.00
2Alcaraz y Castro, Isidoro

Breve Instruccion del Metodo y Practica de los Quatro Juicios, Civil Ordinario...

Madrid1794USD 300.00 - 500.00Not Sold
3Glauber, Johann Rudolf

The Works of the Highly Experienced and Famous Chymist, John Rudolph Glauber: containing, Great Variety of Choice Secrets in Medicine and Alchymy in the Working of Metallick Mines, and the Separation of Metals

London[1689]USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00USD 2,700.00
4Paracelsus

The Hermetic and Alchemical Writings of Aureolus Philippus Theophrastus Bombast, of Hohenheim, called Paracelsus the Great.

London1894USD 300.00 - 500.00USD 720.00
5Sendivogius, Michael

A New Light of Alchymie: Taken out of the fountaine of Nature, and Manuall Experience. To which is added a Treatise of Sulphur: Written by Micheel Sandivogius... Also Nine Books of the Nature of Things, written by Paracelsus... Also a Chymicall Dictionary

London1650USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00USD 3,900.00
6Valentinus, Basilius

The Last Will and Testament of Basil Valentine, Monke of the Order of St. Bennet... To Which is added Two Treatises. The First declaring his Manual Operations. The Second shewing things Natural and Supernatural

London1671USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00USD 2,400.00
7Allexandre, Jacques

Traité Général des Horloges

Paris1734USD 300.00 - 500.00USD 270.00
8Burden, Henry

Autograph Letter Signed about building a transatlantic iron Steam Boat

Troy Iron Works, Troy, New YorkDec. 30, 1846USD 400.00 - 600.00USD 270.00
9Ammianus Marcellinus

The Roman Historie, Containing Such Acts and Occurrents as Passed Under Constantius, Julianus, Jovianus, Valentinianus, and Valens, Emperours

London1609USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00Not Sold
10

Nineteen Anatomical Illustrations, Framed and Unframed

No placeNo dateUSD 300.00 - 500.00USD 228.00
11Apianus, Petrus

Cosmographia Petri Apiani, per Gemmam Frisium apud Louanienses medicum & mathematicum insignem, iam demum ab omnibus vindicata mendis ac nonnullis quoque locis aucta & annotationibus marginalibus illustrata...

Coloniae Agrippinae [Cologne]1574USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00USD 1,800.00
12Grayson, Andrew Jackson

Birds of the Pacific Slope

San Francisco1986USD 1,500.00 - 2,500.00USD 1,140.00
13Arnauld, Antoine

Grammaire Ge?ne?rale Et Raisonne?e: Contenant Les Fondemens De L'art De Parler Explique?s D'une Manie?re Claire Et Naturelle...

Paris1780USD 300.00 - 500.00Not Sold
14Ducrocq, Albert

L’Ere Des Robots [The Era/Age Of Robots]

Paris1953USD 300.00 - 500.00USD 180.00
15

Review of the New York premier of Karel Capek's “Rossum’s Universal Robots” and the first appearance of Isaac Asimov’s “Laws of Robotics”

USD 300.00 - 500.00USD 180.00
16Strehl, Rolf; and Pierre De Latil

Two Robotics classics

Paris, New York, Boston1952-1957USD 400.00 - 600.00USD 240.00
17Sweitzer, Dorothy I., compiler.

Biological and Artificial Intelligence, with Supplement

Pasadena1960-1961USD 600.00 - 900.00USD 660.00
18Gadbury, John

[Genethlialogia, or, the doctrine of nativities: containing the whole art of directions, and annual revolutions... also, tables for calculating the planets places for any time, either past, present, or to come; together with the doctrine of horarie questi

London1658-[1661]USD 800.00 - 1,200.00Not Sold
19Audubon, John James

The Birds of America, from Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories

New York & Philadelphia1840-1844USD 60,000.00 - 90,000.00USD 36,000.00
20

Manuscript Guest Book for the Castello Bar in Mondsee, Austria, with hundreds of autographs of actors, authors, musicians, singers, dancers, race car drivers, and others

Mondsee, Austria1952-1988USD 7,000.00 - 10,000.00USD 6,000.00
21Thompson, Henry

Two signed letters from Sir Henry Thompson, one excusing himself from a social engagement due to a medical debate.

[London]No dateUSD 300.00 - 500.00Not Sold
22Bakewell, Robert

An Introduction to Geology, Illustrative of the General Structure of the Earth; Comprising the Elements of the Science, and an Outline of the Geology and Mineral Geography of England.

London1813USD 500.00 - 800.00USD 660.00
23Bakewell, Robert

An Introduction to Geology, Illustrative of the General Structure of the Earth; Comprising the Elements of the Science, and an Outline of the Geology and Mineral Geography of England.

London1815USD 300.00 - 500.00USD 480.00
24Bargmann, Wolfgang

Histologie und mikroskopische Anatomie des Menschen - two editions

StuttgartVarious datesUSD 300.00 - 500.00Not Sold
25Bartholin, Thomas

Thomae Bartholini Archiatri Danici Anatome

Lugduni1677USD 600.00 - 900.00USD 840.00
  • <b><center> Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 29th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 29:</b> Latin Book of Hours, Langres around 1490. Est: €50,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 29:</b><br>T. Livius, <i>Römische Historien,</i> 1533. Est: €12,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 29:</b><br>G. Mendel, <i>Versuche über Pflanzen-Hybriden,</i> 1865-66. Est: €30,000
    <b><center> Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 29th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 29:</b><br>A. Verard, Book of Hours, around 1488. Est: €30,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 29:</b><br>A. Ortelius, <i>Theatrum orbis terrarum,</i> 1601. Est: €80,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 29:</b><br><i>Der Sturm,</i> 1910-1916. Est: €16,000
    <b><center> Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 29th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 29:</b> <i>Cronica van der hilliger Stat Coellen,</i> 1499. Est: €25,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 29:</b><br>M. Catesby, <i>Piscium serpentum insectorum,</i> 1777. Est: €25,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 29:</b><br>W. Grohmann, <i>Das Werk Ernst Ludwig Kirchners,</i> 1926. Est: €20,000
    <b><center> Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 29th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 29:</b><br>P. Borgo, <i>Aritmetica mercantile,</i> 1491. Est: €16,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 29:</b><br>D. Roberts, <i>Egypt and Nubia,</i> 1846-49. Est: €8,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 29:</b> <i>Estampes,</i> with the suite by P. Picasso, 1950. Est: €15,000
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Zang Tumb Tuuum:<br>la révolution futuriste<br>Online Auction<br>30 November – 7 December</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, Nov. 18:</b> The "Official Edition" of the United States Constitution and the First Printing of the Final Text of the Constitution, 1787. $15,000,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Nov. 30 – Dec. 7:</b> Marinetti, Filippo Tommaso. I Paroliberi Futuristi. 1914-1915. 8 p. Unique corrected proofs, for an anthology that remained unpublished. €40,000 to €60,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Nov. 30 – Dec. 7:</b> Cangiullo, Francesco. Studenti in Lettere. Università. 1915. Seminal work, featured in 3 historical futurist exhibitions. €20,000 to €30,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Nov. 30 – Dec. 7:</b> Cangiullo, Francesco. Chiaro di luna. Circa 1915. Collage and gouache on paper. €15,000 to €20,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Nov. 30 – Dec. 7:</b> Marinetti, Filippo Tommaso. Manicure. Faire les ongles à l'Italie. Circa 1915. A fantastic parody of an advertising poster. €20,000 to €30,000.
  • <b><center>Doyle<br>Rare Books, Autographs & Maps<br>December 9</b>
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 47. Roosevelt, Theodore. Photograph inscribed to Morris J. Hirsch. May 7th 1918. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 178. Whitman, Walt. <i>Leaves of Grass.</i> Brooklyn, New York: [Printed for the author], 1955. First edition in the first issue binding. $70,000 to $100,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 38. Mather, Cotton. <i>Magnalia Christi Americana; or, the Ecclesiastical History of New-England.</i> London: Printed for Thomas Parkhurst, 1702. First edition. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 55. Taylor, Zachary. Autograph letter signed as President-Elect. Baton Rouge: January 15, 1849. $5,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 203. Picasso, Pablo. <i>Verve</i> Vol. V, Nos. 19-20. Paris: Editions Verve, 1948. Inscribed on the title page by Picasso. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b><center>Doyle<br>Rare Books, Autographs & Maps<br>December 9</b>
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 211. Domergue, Jean-Gabriel. L'Ete a Monte Carlo. Lithographed poster, Lucien Serre & Cie, Paris, circa 1937. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 105. Manuscript Illumination attr. to Neri da Rimini. Large excised initial "N" from a choirbook, extensively historiated. [Likely Rimini: first quarter of the 14th century]. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 40. McKenney, Thomas L. and Hall, James. <i>History of the Indian Tribes of North America, with Biographical Sketches and Anecdotes of the Principal Chiefs.</i> Philadelphia: Rice, Rutter & Co., 1870. $3,00
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 222. Searle, Ronald. [Pets--a dog, cats and a parrot-- surrounded by books, and inspecting a globe, perhaps planning global domination]. Original drawing, 17 3/8 x 13 1/2 inches. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 98. Faden, William; Scull, Nicholas and George Heap. A Plan of the City and Environs of Philadelphia, Survey'd by N. Scull and G. Heap. London: William Faden, 12 March 1777. $3,000 to $5,000.
  • <i>Der Sturm.</i> 1922. Sold October 2021 for € 13,000.
    Diophantus Alexandrinus, <i>Arithmeticorum libri sex.</i> 1670. Sold October 2021 for € 18,000.
    <i>Cozzani Ettore e altri, l’Eroica. Tutto il pubblicato.</i> Sold October 2021 for € 11,000.
    Newton Isaac, <i>Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica.</i> 1714. Sold October 2021 for € 7,500.
    Manetti Saverio, <i>Storia naturale degli uccelli.</i> 1767-1776. Sold April 2021 for € 26,000.
  • <center><br>Swann Auction Galleries<br>Maps & Atlases<br>Natural History<br>& Color Plate Books<br>December 9, 2021</b>
    <b>Swann, Dec. 9:</b> AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES. Carolina Parrot. Plate 26. Hand-colored aquatint and engraved plate from Audubon's <i>Birds of America.</i> $80,000 to $100,000.
    <b>Swann, Dec. 9:</b> Francisco Henrique Carls. [Album de Pernambuco e seus Arrabaldes]. Fifty-three chromolithographed plates of landscape, town views and more of the state of Pernambuco, northeast Brazil. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann, Dec. 9:</b> Captain Thomas Davies, after. Group of 5 engraved topographical scenes of North American waterfalls. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <center><br>Swann Auction Galleries<br>Maps & Atlases<br>Natural History<br>& Color Plate Books<br>December 9, 2021</b>
    <b>Swann, Dec. 9:</b> William R. Morley. Morley's Map of New Mexico. Large lithographed pocket map with original hand-color in outline. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann, Dec. 9:</b> Frederick William Beechey, et al. <i>The Zoology of Captain Beechey's Voyage; Compiled from the Collections and Notes Made by Captain Beechey…</i> $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann, Dec. 9:</b> ZUDA ROKASHI (Priest Hotan.) Nansenbushu Bankoku Shoka No Zu. Woodblock wall map of the world on 16 sheets joined. $5,000 to $7,500.
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