• <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 Reports

Bloomsbury Auctions

Auction Info

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%
Unsold Lots
13
Total Sales (GBP)
41,293.00
Low Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP)
37,825.00
High Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP)
54,880.00
Low Estimate of All Lots (GBP)
39,130.00
High Estimate of All Lots (GBP)
56,790.00
Total Sales as a % of High Est.
72.71%

Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
609 Scott (Sir Walter).- Kirk (Robert) Secret Commonwealth, or, a Treatise displayeing the Chiefe... 1815 GBP 300.00 - 400.00 GBP 1,240.00
516 Lucas (E.V.) Swollen-Headed William..., 1914 GBP 200.00 - 300.00 GBP 620.00
442 Haeckel (Ernst) Forme Artistiche della Natura, 1901 GBP 100.00 - 150.00 GBP 596.00
451 Linnaeus (Carl von) Systema Natrae per regna tria naturae, 1800, GBP 100.00 - 150.00 GBP 596.00
474 [Wanostrocht (Nicholas)] Felix on the Bat; being a Scxientific Inquiry into the Use of the Cricket Bat 1845 GBP 200.00 - 300.00 GBP 596.00
408 McClintock (Frederick Leopold) The Voyage of the 'Fox' in the Arctic Seas 1859 GBP 150.00 - 200.00 GBP 521.00
578 English . The Holy Bible , 2 parts in 1, title in woodcut architectural border 1663 GBP 250.00 - 350.00 GBP 496.00
377 Atlas to Accompany the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, 1891-95. GBP 800.00 - 1,200.00 GBP 496.00
682 Lawrence (D.H.) The Rainbow, first edition, publisher's presentation copy with circular ink... 1915 GBP 200.00 - 300.00 GBP 496.00
494 Turner (Silvie) Julian Trevelyan: Catalogue Raisonne of Prints, 1998 GBP 300.00 - 500.00 GBP 496.00
422 Darton (William) A New and Correct Plan of London and Westminster with the latest Improvements 1822 GBP 200.00 - 300.00 GBP 472.00
681 Lawrence (D.H.) The White Peacock, first English Edition, TE Lawrence 1911 GBP 300.00 - 400.00 GBP 472.00
462 Westwood (J.O.) & H.N. Humphreys. British Butterflies, additional hand-coloured title and 42... 1841 GBP 300.00 - 400.00 GBP 472.00
597 Harte (Rev. Walter) Essays on Husbandry, The Second Edition, 5 engraved plates , illustrations 1770 GBP 200.00 - 300.00 GBP 447.00
591 [Glasse (Hannah)] The Art of Cookery, The Fifth Edition, half-title , a few ff 1755 GBP 200.00 - 300.00 GBP 434.00
479 Parkinson (Richard) Practical Observations on Gypsum, 1808 GBP 200.00 - 300.00 GBP 434.00
466 [Haygarth (Arthur)] The Public School Matches, and Those We Met There, first edition 1867 GBP 150.00 - 200.00 GBP 403.00
593 [Lily (William)] A Short Introduction of Grammar..., wood-engraved title and illustrations 1757 GBP 300.00 - 400.00 GBP 397.00
613 Accum (Frederick) A Treatise on the Art of Making Good and Wholesome Bread of Wheat, Oats, Rye 1821 GBP 300.00 - 400.00 GBP 397.00
620 Trades' Unions and Strikes, slightly foxed, unopened GBP 100.00 - 150.00 GBP 397.00

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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>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.
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