• <b>Bonhams 4 June 2014:</b> China: The Camera Collection. An extensive collection of material from archives of John David Zumbrun and Camera Craft. Sold for US$ 317,000 inc. premium
    <b>Bonhams 4 June 2014:</b> Chernikhov, Yakov Geogievich. 1889-1951. <i>Architectural Cycles</i>. Sold for US$ 425,000 inc. premium
    <b>Bonhams 4 June 2014:</b> Turing, Alan Mathison. 1912-1954. On Computable Numbers, Application to the Entscheidungsproblem. Sold for US$ 50,000 inc. premium
    <b>Bonhams 4 June 2014:</b> CHERNIKHOV, YAKOV GEORGIEVICH. 1889-1951. Sold for US$ 173,000 inc. premium
    <b>Bonhams 4 June 2014:</b> GÖDEL, KURT. On Undecidable Propositions of Formal Mathematical Systems. Sold for US$ 47,500 inc. premium
    <b>Bonhams 4 June 2014:</b> FEYNMAN, RICHARD and LARRY GROBEL. Original Cassette Tape of an interview of Nobel prize winning physicist. Sold for US$ 37,500 inc. premium
    <b>Bonhams 5 June 2014:</b> A D-Day 48 star Ensign flown from LST-493, 6th June 1944. Sold for US$ 386,500 inc. premium
    <b>Bonhams 5 June 2014:</b> A Rare Enigma three rotor Enciphering Machine Germany circa 1942-44. Sold for US$ 92,500 inc. premium
    <b>Bonhams 5 June 2014:</b> Anonymous, alithographic poster, 1939. Sold for US$ 27,500 inc. premium
  • <b>19th Century Shop</b>. 30th anniversary catalogue of landmark rare books, autographs and manuscripts, and historical photographs of all ages.
    <b>19th Century Shop</b>. Abraham Lincoln, "a previously unknown portrait of exceptional quality." From the collection of John Hay.
    <b>19th Century Shop</b>. <i>The Federalist</i> (1788). An important association copy in original boards, untrimmed.
    <b>19th Century Shop</b>. Isaac Newton. <i>Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica</i> (1687).
    <b>19th Century Shop</b>. Shakespeare's <i>Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies</i> (1632).
    <b>19th Century Shop</b>. John Rockefeller. Ambrotype, the earliest known photograph of Rockefeller.
    <b>19th Century Shop</b>. Muybridge, <i>Animal Locomotion</i> (1887) subscriber's copy.
  • <b>Koller 20 September 2014:</b> Silver bindings from the Abbey collection.
    <b>Koller 20 September 2014:</b> Erotica from a Swiss collection.
    <b>Koller 20 September 2014:</b> Botany - Batemann, James. The Orchidaceae of Mexico and Guatemala. London, 1837-1843. CHF 40 000/60 000.
    <b>Koller 20 September 2014:</b> Botany - Merian, Maria Sibylla. Amsterdam, 1713-17. CHF 120 000/160 000.
    <b>Koller 20 September 2014:</b> Botany - Redouté, Pierre Joseph. Les roses, déscrites et classée par C.A. Thory. CHF 20 000/30 000.
    <b>Koller 20 September 2014:</b> Botany - Sander, Henry Frederick Conrad. Reichenbachia, Orchids illustrated and described. CHF 15 000/20 000.
    <b>Koller 20 September 2014:</b><br>Botany - Weinmann, Johann Wilhelm. Phytanthoza-Iconographia.<br>CHF 40 000/60 000
    <b>Koller 20 September 2014:</b> Newton, Isaac. Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica. CHF 350 000/550 000.
    <b>Koller 20 September 2014:</b><br>Zoology - De Buffon, Georges Louis Leclerc. Histoire naturelle.<br>CHF 12 000/18 000.
    <b>Koller 20 September 2014:</b> Italy - Canaletto - Visentini, Antonio. Urbis Venetiarum prospectus celebriores. CHF 20 000/30 000.
    <b>Koller 20 September 2014:</b> Orient - Denon, Dominique-Vivant. Voyage dans la Basse et la Haute Égypte.<br>CHF 20 000/30 000.
    <b>Koller 20 September 2014:</b> Orient - Roberts, David. The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt, & Nubia.<br>CHF 140 000/200 000
    <b>Koller 20 September 2014:</b><br>Apian, Peter. Astronomicum Caesareum. Ingolstadt, 1540.<br>CHF 600 000/800 000
    <b>Koller 20 September 2014:</b><br>Orientalia - Koran. Iran, 1793/1794.<br>CHF 12 000/18 000.
    <b>Koller 20 September 2014:</b><br>Wagner, Richard. Tristan und Isolde.<br>CHF 40 000/60 000.
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Auction House Bloomsbury Auctions
Auction Name Summer Book Sale, Day Two
Auction Date 08/29/2014 - 08/29/2014
Sale Number #36148
Total Lots 317
Sold Lots 304
Lots Sold 95.90%
Low Estimate Total (GBP) 37,825.00
High Estimate Total (GBP) 54,880.00
Actual Total (GBP) 41,293.00

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  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Bernard Romans, <i>Map of the Seat of Civil War in America</i>, Philadelphia, 1775. Sold October 10, 2013 for $173,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> First Confederate imprint announcing the dissolution of the Union, Charleston, SC, December 20, 1860. Sold October 10, 2013 for $37,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> R.L. Hobson, <i>A Catalogue of Chinese Pottery and Porcelain in the Collection of Sir Percival David BT.</i>, F.S.A., 1934. Sold October 24, 2013 for $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Illuminated Book of Hours in French and Latin, France, circa 1500. Sold November 12, 2013 for $12,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Rex Stout, <i>Fer-de-Lance</i>, first edition, 1934. Sold November 21, 2013 for $21,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Group of five autograph letters signed by Albert Einstein, grappling with gravitation before publishing his General Theory, 1910-15. Sold November 26, 2013 for $161,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Ernest H. Shepard, <i>Their Search for Small</i>, pen-and-ink illustration for page 39 of A.A. Milne's House at Pooh Corner, 1928. Sold January 23, 2014 for $47,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Harriet Jacobs, <i>Incidents in the Life of Slave Girl, Written by Herself</i>, first edition, 1861. Sold March 27, 2014 for $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Johann Schöner, <i>Opera Mathematica</i>, first collected edition, Nuremberg, 1551. Sold April 3, 2014 for $62,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Andreas Vesalius, <i>Compendiosa totius anatomie delineatio</i>, first edition of the first Vesalian piracy, 1545. Sold May 1, 2014 for $50,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Edward Gorey, posters for the New York City Ballet, 1974-75. Sold May 7, 2014 for $2,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> John James Audubon, <i>Meadow Lark. Plate CXXXVI</i>, hand-colored plate from The Birds of America,1832. Sold June 3, 2014 for $16,250.
  • <b>Dominic Winter Auctions July 23rd:</b> Lot 10. Bowdich (T. Edward). Mission from Cape Coast Castle to Ashantee. Est. £700-£1,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctions July 23rd:</b> Lot 14. Burton (Richard F). Two Trips to Gorilla Land, and the Cataracts of the Congo. Est. £500-£800.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctions July 23rd:</b> Lot 19. Cook (James & King, James). A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean...<br>Est. £6,000-£8,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctions July 23rd:</b> Lot 74. Loutherbourg (P.J. de). The Romantic and Picturesque Scenery of England and Wales From Drawings. Est. £800-£1,200.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctions July 23rd:</b> Lot 90. Curtis (William). The Botanical Magazine or Flower-Garden Displayed, 10 vols. Est. £800-£1,200
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctions July 23rd:</b> Lot 112. British Isles. Ortelius (Abraham), Angliae, Scotiae et Hiberniae, sive Britannicar Insularum Descriptio [1573]. Est. £400-£600.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctions July 23rd:</b> Lot 141. India. Mercator (Gerard & Hondius Henricus), India Orientalis, c.1613. Est. £500-£800.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctions July 23rd:</b> Lot 232. Shepard (Ernest Howard, 1879-1976). Danse Micawber.<br>Est. £250-£350.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctions July 23rd:</b> Lot 250. Dukes of Cambridge. An Account of the Succession of the Earls.<br>Est. £1,500-£2,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctions July 23rd:</b> Lot 262. Missing Persons Reward Broadside. £100 Reward. Youth missing from his Home.<br>Est. £100-£150.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctions July 23rd:</b> Lot 273. [Royal Banquet Broadside]. Dedicated to the Right Hon. the Lady Mayoress. Est. £200-£300.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctions July 23rd:</b> Lot 289. Chinese Rubbings. A series of original rubbings of Luohan or Buddhist holy men. Qing dynasty.<br>Est. £700-£1,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctions July 23rd:</b> Lot 309. The Holy Bible, Containing the Old Testament, and the New.<br>Est. £500-£800.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctions July 23rd:</b> Lot 311. French Royal Armorial Binding. Etrennes aux Amateurs de la Vie. Est. £1,200-£1,500.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctions July 23rd:</b> Lot 335. Hobbes (Thomas). Elements of Philosophy, the First Section, Body. Est. £3,000-£5,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctions July 23rd:</b> Lot 371. [Bulwer, John]. Chirologia: Or the Naturall Language of the Hand. Est. £300-£500.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctions July 23rd:</b> Lot 457. Eliot (T.S.). The Waste Land, first appearnace, in The Criterion.<br>Est. £1,500-£2,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctions July 23rd:</b> Lot 478. [Rowling, J. K.]. The Silkworm [by] Robert Galbraith, 1st edition, Sphere, 2014, Signed.<br>Est. £200-£300.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctions July 23rd:</b> Lot 482. Wilde (Oscar). A Woman of No Importance, John Lane, 1894.<br>Est. £1,200-£1,800.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctions July 23rd:</b> Lot 500. Denham (H.M.). Sailing Directions from Point Lynas to Liverpool. Est. £200-£300.
  • <b>Alexander Historical Auctions:</b> Live Auction Tuesday Sep 9, and 10, 2014.
    <b>Alexander Historical Auctions:</b> ALBERT KESSELRING KNIGHT'S CROSS OF THE IRON CROSS AWARD. Est. $30,000-$40,000.
    <b>Alexander Historical Auctions:</b> ARCHIVE OF MIDWAY K.I.A. MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENT CAPT. DAVID E. FLEMING. Est.$1,500-$2,500.
    <b>Alexander Historical Auctions:</b><br>D-DAY BOMBARDMENT PLANS FOR OMAHA AND UTAH BEACHES.<br>Est.$4,000-$6,000.
    <b>Alexander Historical Auctions:</b><br>II CORPS SECRET AFTER-ACTION REPORT ON INVASION OF SICILY. Est.$2,000-$3,000.
    <b>Alexander Historical Auctions:</b> Live Auction Tuesday Sep 9, and 10, 2014.
    <b>Alexander Historical Auctions:</b> "DAS BUCH ISIDOR". Est.$800-$1,200.
    <b>Alexander Historical Auctions:</b><br>ANTI-SEMITIC VICHY FRENCH POSTER. Est. $300-$400.
    <b>Alexander Historical Auctions:</b> "AWARD FOR CARELESS TALK".<br>Est. $150-$200.
    <b>Alexander Historical Auctions:</b> GEN. ROBERT C. RICHARDSON JR.'S LIEUTENANT GENERAL'S THREE-STAR BANNER. Est.$2,000-$3,000.
    <b>Alexander Historical Auctions:</b> Live Auction Tuesday Sep 9, and 10, 2014.
    <b>Alexander Historical Auctions:</b> JAPANESE KAMIKAZE PILOT'S "GOOD LUCK" FLAG. ESt.$750-$1,000.
    <b>Alexander Historical Auctions:</b> IDENTIFIED DECORATED JACKET FROM 40TH BOMB GROUP, 315TH BOMBER WING FLYING "THE HUMP". Est.$2,500-$3,500.
    <b>Alexander Historical Auctions:</b> LUFTWAFFE HELMET CAPTURED AND PAINTED BY A HEROIC BLACK SOLDIER. Est.$1,500-$2,000.
    <b>Alexander Historical Auctions:</b><br>16TH CENTURY AUSTRIAN CROSSBOW, WINDER, AND BOLT. Est.$6,000-$8,000.
    <b>Alexander Historical Auctions:</b> Live Auction Tuesday Sep 9, and 10, 2014.
    <b>Alexander Historical Auctions:</b> BATTLE FLAG OF THE 5TH ALABAMA CAVALRY. Est.$25,000-$35,000.
    <b>Alexander Historical Auctions:</b> (AFRICAN-AMERICAN COLLECTIBLE) BLACK "GRUMPY" DOLL BY GUND. Est.$400-$600.
    <b>Alexander Historical Auctions:</b> BENITO MUSSOLINI INSCRIBES HIS PHOTO TO A FUTURE AMERICAN FOUR-STAR GEN. Est.$1,000-$1,500.
    <b>Alexander Historical Auctions:</b> THE ONLY EXISTING POSTER FROM THE BEATLES 1964 AUSTRALIA CONCERT TOUR. Est.$4,000-$6,000.
  • <b>Christie's New York, 19 June 2014.</b>
    <b>Christie's New York:</b> BARNARD, George N. [CIVIL WAR.] <i>Photographic Views of Sherman's Campaign, embracing scenes of the occupation of Nashville the great battle around Chattanooga and Lookout Mountain ...</i> Est. $70,000-$100,000.
    <b>Christie's New York:</b> [CIVIL WAR]. GARDNER, Alexander (1821-1882), photographer. <i>Gardner's Photographic Sketch Book of the War</i>. Washington: Philip & Solomons, 1866.<br>Est. $100,000–$150,000.
    <b>Christie's New York:</b> [WHEELER SURVEY]. Timothy O' Sullivan and William Bell. <i>Photographs Showing Landscapes, Geological and Other Features of Portions of the Western Territory of the United States</i>.<br>Est. $30,000-$50,000.
    <b>Christie's New York:</b> [CHURCHILL, Winston S.] ASQUITH, Lady Cynthia (1887-1960). Autograph manuscript journals. Est. $12,000-$18,000.
    <b>Christie's New York:</b> GIBBES, Charles Drayton. <i>A New Map of the Gold Regions of California.</i> Est. $8,000-$12,000.
    <b>Christie's New York, 19 June 2014.</b>
    <b>Christie's New York:</b> GIFFORD, Charles B. <i>Panoramic View of San Francisco</i>. Est. $15,000-$20,000.
    <b>Christie's New York:</b> DARWIN, Charles. For Private Distribution ... <i>Extracts from Letters addressed to Professor Henslow by C. Darwin, Esq.</i> Est. $70,000-$90,000.
    <b>Christie's New York:</b> BIBLE, with Masorah, in Hebrew, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM. Toledo 1456. Est. $500,000-$700,000.
    <b>Christie's New York:</b> ROBERTS, David. <i>Egypt and Nubia...with historical descriptions by William Brockedon</i>.<br>Est. $70,000-$90,000.
    <b>Christie's New York:</b> SANQUIRICO, Allessandro (1777-1849). <i>Raccolta di Varie Decorazioni Sceniche inventate ed eseguite per il R. Teatro alla Scala.</i><br>Est. $40,000-$60,000.
    <b>Christie's New York, 19 June 2014.</b>
    <b>Christie's New York:</b> SMITH, Adam (1723-1790). <i>An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations</i>. Est. $90,000-$120,000.
    <b>Christie's New York:</b> Emma: A novel... By the Author of <i>"Pride and Prejudice,"</i> London: John Murray, 1816. Est. $20,000-$30,000.
    <b>Christie's New York:</b> DOYLE, Arthur Conan. Autograph manuscript of the Sherlock Holmes story "The Adventure of Black Peter," signed.<br>Est. $250,000-$350,000.
    <b>Christie's New York:</b> PAGET, Sidney, <i>Illustrator.</i> Original gouache and watercolor drawing for Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes story.<br>Est. $35,000-$55,000.
    <b>Christie's New York:</b> FAULKNER, William. Black-and-white seated half-length portrait, inscribed to Harold Ober, 1954. Est. $5,000-$7,000.
    <b>Christie's New York, 19 June 2014.</b>
    <b>Christie's New York:</b> CHAUCER, Geoffrey. <i>The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer</i>. Edited by F. S. Ellis.<br>Est. $100,000-$150,000.
    <b>Christie's New York:</b> MELVILLE, Herman. Moby-Dick; or, the Whale. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1851. Est. $60,000-$80,000.
    <b>Christie's New York:</b> SAINT-EXUPÉRY, Antoine de (1900-1944). <i>The Little Prince.</i> Est. $100,000-$150,000.
    <b>Christie's New York:</b> SALINGER, Jerome D. (1919-2010). Collection of 41 typed and autograph letters signed. Est. $180,000-$240,000.
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