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Auction Name Fine Books Total Sales (USD) 104,706.00
Auction Date 01/21/2021 - 01/21/2021 Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 98,200.00
Sale Number #720 High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 150,900.00
Total Lots 255
Sold Lots 202 Low Estimate of All Lots (USD) 118,900.00
% of Lots Sold 79.22% High Estimate of All Lots (USD) 183,100.00
Unsold Lots 53 Total Sales as a % of High Est. 57.18%

Top twenty-five by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
171 Gray, Henry

Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical

1859 USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 5,400.00
211 Milne, [Alan Alexander]

Winnie the Pooh - complete set of the 50th Anniversary limited edition

[1974-78] USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 4,500.00
223 Coleridge, Samuel Taylor

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

[1910] USD 5,000.00 - 8,000.00 USD 4,500.00
183 Thucydides

Eight bookes of the Peloponnesian Warre written by Thucydides the sonne of Olorus. Interpreted with faith and diligence immediately out of the Greeke by Thomas Hobbes secretary to ye late Earle of Devonshire

1634 USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 3,600.00
216 Newton, Isaac

The mathematical principles of natural philosophy. By Sir Isaac Newton. Translated into English by Andrew Motte. To which are added, The laws of the moon’s motion, according to gravity. By John Machin...

1729 USD 6,000.00 - 9,000.00 USD 3,600.00
128

Biblia Sacra

[1961] USD 2,500.00 - 3,500.00 USD 3,000.00
67 Austen, Jane

Novels and Letters of Jane Austen - The Chawton Edition

1906 USD 1,200.00 - 1,800.00 USD 2,700.00
140 Peto, Gladys

Alice in Wonderland Handkerchiefs

[1920s] USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 USD 2,700.00
146 [Cooper, James Fenimore]

The Last of the Mohicans: A Narrative of 1757

1826 USD 1,200.00 - 1,800.00 USD 2,400.00
199 Locke, John

The Works of John Locke

1722 USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 USD 2,280.00
236 Ruscha, Edward

Every Building on the Sunset Strip

1966 USD 1,500.00 - 2,500.00 USD 1,800.00
192 Wilde, Oscar

The Picture of Dorian Gray

[1925] USD 500.00 - 800.00 USD 1,440.00
247 Evans-Wentz, W.Y., editor

Tibetan Yoga and Secret Doctrines, or, Seven books of wisdom of the great path, according to the late La?ma Kazi Dawa-Samdup's English rendering

1935 USD 200.00 - 300.00 USD 1,440.00
182 Hemingway, Ernest

The Old Man and the Sea

1952 USD 500.00 - 800.00 USD 1,200.00
237 Leopold, Rudolf

Egon Schiele: Paintings, Watercolours, Drawings

[1973] USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 1,200.00
125 Schlegel, August Wilhelm von, translator

Bhagavad-Gita, id est Thespesion Melos Sive almi Krishnae et Arjunae Colloquium de Rebus Divinis, Bharateae episodium. Textum recensuit, annotations criticas ed interpretationem Latinam

1823 USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 USD 1,140.00
231 Swift, Jonathan

Gulliver's Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World

1909 USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 USD 1,080.00
250 [Walt Disney Studios]

The Adventures of Mickey Mouse

[1931] USD 700.00 - 1,000.00 USD 1,020.00
61

The History of the Abbey Church of St Peter's Westminster, Its Antiquities and Monuments

1812 USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 USD 960.00
65 Emerson, Ralph Waldo

Essays

1906 USD 1,500.00 - 2,500.00 USD 960.00
82 Agricola, [Georg Andreas]

The Experimental Husbandman and Gardener: Containing A New Method of Improving Estates and Gardens...

1726 USD 600.00 - 900.00 USD 960.00
207 Lizars, John

A System of Anatomical Plates of the Human Body Accompanied with Descriptions, and Physiological, Pathological, and Surgical Observations. New and Improved Edition with a Supplement

1857 USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 USD 960.00
243 Giles, Herbert A., translator

Chuang Tzu: Mystic, Moralist, and Social Reformer

1889 USD 800.00 - 1,200.00 USD 900.00
105 Wasson, R. Gordon

Soma: Divine Mushroom of Immortality

[1968] USD 300.00 - 500.00 USD 840.00
136 Burnet, Gilbert

The History of the Reformation of the Church of England in two parts; The First part. Of the progress made in it during the reign of K. Henry the VIII. The Second part. Of the progress made in it till the Settlement of it the beginning of Q. Elizabeths re

1679, 1681, 1715 USD 400.00 - 600.00 USD 840.00
  • <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 54. Fanciful engraving of earth's interior with magma core and errupting volcanoes (1682). $1500 to $1800.
    <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 165. Rare state of Jefferys' influential map of New England in contemporary color (1755). $8000 to $9500.
    <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 177. Mouzon's foundation map of the Carolinas (1775). $10000 to $13000.
    <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 183. Very rare first state of De Fer's map of the Lower Mississippi Valley (1715). $20000 to $25000.
    <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 253. Scarce Scottish edition based on Ellicott's plan of Washington, D.C. (1796). $2400 to $3000.
    <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 313. Stunning view of Philadelphia by John Bachmann (1850). $3250 to $4250.
    <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 338. Rare Civil War map based on Bucholtz map of Virginia (1862). $9500 to $12000.
    <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 667. First map to accurately show Luzon in Philippines (1590). $6000 to $7500.
    <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 682. Rare map of Shanghai International Settlement published just after WWI (1918). $7000 to $9000.
    <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 738. Coronelli's superb map of the Pacific showing the Island of California (1697) Est. $2400 - $3000
    <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 743. A cornerstone piece in the mapping of Australia and New Zealand (1726) Est. $6000 - $7500
    <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 781. An uncommon signature during Jefferson's Governorship of Virginia (1779) Est. $9500 - $11000
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Collection of a Connoisseur:<br>History in Manuscript, Part 2<br>27 April 2021</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, through Apr. 27:</b><br>Ronald Reagan. Series of 37 letters to Senator George Murphy, and related material, 1968-90. £50,000 to £70,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, through Apr. 27:</b><br>Chaim Weizmann. Autograph letter signed, to General Sir Gilbert Clayton, 6 September 1918. £20,000 to £30,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, through Apr. 27:</b><br>Sir Winston Churchill. Autograph letter signed, to Pamela, Lady Lytton, 1942. £20,000 to $30,000.
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Collection of a Connoisseur:<br>History in Manuscript, Part 2<br>27 April 2021</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, through Apr. 27:</b><br>Oscar Wilde. Five autograph letters signed, to Alsager Vian, 1887. £15,000 to £20,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, through Apr. 27:</b><br>Napoleon I. Letter signed to Admiral Ganteaume, ordering the invasion of England, 22 August 1805. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, through Apr. 27:</b><br>Horatio, Viscount Nelson, and Emma Hamilton. Two autograph letter signed, to Catherine and George Matcham, 1805. £6,000 to £8,000.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 15:</b> Frances Palmer, <i>Battle of Buena Vista,</i> chromolithograph, New York, 1847. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 15:</b> Antonio Colmenero de Ledesma, the earliest publication concerned solely with chocolate, first edition, Madrid, 1631. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 15:</b> Romans Bernard, <i>An Exact View of the Late Battle at Charlestown, June 17th, 1775,</i> engraving, 1776. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 15:</b> <i>A Short Narrative of the Horrid Massacre in Boston,</i> English edition, London, 1770. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 15:</b> William Soule, <i>Lodge of the Plains Indians,</i> albumen print, 1872. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 15:</b> Manuscript document to enforce New York’s “Agreement of Non-Importation” during the heyday of the Sons of Liberty, New York, 1769. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 15:</b> Clarence Mackenzie, <i>Drummer Boy of the 13th Regiment of Brooklyn,</i> salt print with applied color, 1861. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 15:</b> Moses Lopez, <i>A Lunar Calendar,</i> first Jewish calendar published in America, Newport, RI, 1806. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 15:</b><br>The Book of Mormon, first edition, Palmyra, 1830. $30,000 to $40,000.
  • <center><b>Gonnelli Auction House<br>Books and Graphics<br>19th, 20th and 21st April 2021</b>
    <b><center>Gonnelli: Apr. 19-21<br>Books from XVI to XX Century</b>
    <b><center>Gonnelli: Apr. 20<br>Atlases and Maps</b
    <b><center>Gonnelli: Apr. 21<br> Veneto and Venice, a Selection of Books from the XVI to XX century</b>
    <b><center>Gonnelli: Apr. 20<br></b>Rossini Gioachino, Baguette de chef d'orchestre appartenuta a Gioachino Rossini, dono del Comune di Passy. 1500 €
    <b><center>Gonnelli: Apr. 21<br></b>Manetti Saverio, Storia naturale degli uccelli trattata con metodo. Cinque volumi. 1767. 18.000 €
    <b><center>Gonnelli: Apr. 21<br></b>Poe Edgar Allan, Double assassinat dans la rue morgue. Illustrations de Cura. 1946.
    <b><center>Gonnelli: Apr. 19-21<br>Books from XVI to XX Century</b>
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