• <b>Bonhams New York, FINE BOOKS & MANUSCRIPTS, 10 Dec 2014.</b>
    <b>Bonhams Dec 10th: </b>Lot 5. FESTBUCH: Procession Following Charles V's Coronation as Holy Roman Emperor by Pope Clement<br>VII. Est. $120,000-180,000.
    <b>Bonhams Dec 10th: </b>Lot 6. GUTENBERG BIBLE. [Bible in Latin. Mainz: Johann Gutenberg and Fust, 1455.] Est. $40,000-60,000.
    <b>Bonhams Dec 10th: </b>Lot 21. CORONELLI, VICENZO MARIA.<br>1650-1718. [Atlante Veneto.]<br> Est. $25,000-30,000.
    <b>Bonhams Dec 10th: </b>Lot 33. GIGAULT DE LA SALLE, ACHILLE ÉTIENNE. 1772-1840. Voyage pittoresque en Sicile. Est. $25,000-35,000.
    <b>Bonhams Dec 10th: </b>Lot 50. ROTTERDAM. [DE HOOGHE, ROMEYN, AND JOANNES DE VOU.] Album.<br>Est. $50,000-70,000.
    <b>Bonhams Dec 10th: </b>Lot 77. JOSEPH, MICHAEL. A Book of Cats. Covici Friede, 1930. Est. $20,000-30,000.
    <b>Bonhams Dec 10th: </b>Lot 124. DICKENS, CHARLES. 1812-1870. The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club. Est. $20,000-25,000.
    <b>Bonhams Dec 10th: </b>Lot 145. SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. 1564-1616. Shakespear's Comedies, Histories and Tragedies. Est. $40,000-60,000.
    <b>Bonhams Dec 10th: </b>Lot 160. JOYCE, JAMES. 1882-1941. Pomes Penyeach. Paris: Obelisk Press. [September] 1932. Est. $45,000-75,000.
  • <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>Christies South Kensington:</b> Lot 7: A collection of letters and documents of Scottish industrialist & politician<br>D. J. Macdonald, 1922–1939.<br>£3,000–5,000
    <b>Christies South Kensington:</b> Lot 9: MARCONI WIRELESS TELEGRAPH COMPANY – A collection of material relating to the evolution of broadcasting in the early 20th century. £3,000–5,000
    <b>Christies South Kensington:</b> Lot 27: Francesco Maurolico (1494–1575). <i>Martyrologium … Francisci Maurolyci … multo quam antea purgatum, & locupletatum</i>. Venice: Lucas Antonius Giunta, 1568. £6,000–9,000
    <b>Christies South Kensington:</b> Lot 39: Henry Purcell (1659–1695). <i>Orpheus Britannicus</i>. A Collection of all the Choicest Songs for One, Two, and Three Voices. London: for Henry Playford, 1698–1702. £3,000–5,000
    <b>Christies South Kensington:</b> Lot 111: Abraham Ortelius (1527–1598). <i>Theatrum oder Schwabüch des Erdtkreijs</i>. Antwerp: [Jan Baptist Vrients], 1602. £10,000–15,000
    <b>Christies South Kensington:</b> Lot 138: W. L. Wyllie and H. W. Brewer. <i>Bird's Eye View of London as seen from a balloon</i>. London: The Graphic, 1884. £3,000–5,000
    <b>Christies South Kensington:</b> Lot 202: John Speed (1552–1629). <i>The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine</i>. London, 1627–[46]. £15,000–25,000
  • <b>Whitmore Rare Books.</b> Bill Wilson, Alcoholics Anonymous. Stunning first edition in original dust jacket.
    <b>Whitmore Rare Books.</b> Valentine Davies, Miracle on 34th Street. A holiday favorite.
    <b>Whitmore Rare Books.</b> Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility. Austen’s first published novel.
    <b>Whitmore Rare Books.</b> Seeking to purchase fine books and collections.
    <b>Whitmore Rare Books.</b> Jack Kerouac, On the Road. The Beat generation bible.
    <b>Whitmore Rare Books.</b> Print catalogues regularly issued, call or email for a copy.
    <b>Whitmore Rare Books.</b> Arthur Miller, Death of a Salesman. An exceptional first edition.
    <b>Whitmore Rare Books.</b> Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace. Rare London edition, the first in English.
    <b>Whitmore Rare Books.</b> William Wordsworth, Poems. In a charming full-morocco binding.
    <b>Whitmore Rare Books.</b> Print catalogues regularly issued, call or email for a copy.
    <b>Whitmore Rare Books.</b> Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451. In the publisher’s asbestos binding.
    <b>Whitmore Rare Books.</b> Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian. McCarthy’s best book.
    <b>Whitmore Rare Books.</b> Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Hound of the Baskervilles. A Fine copy.
    <b>Whitmore Rare Books.</b> Seeking to purchase fine books and collections.
    <b>Whitmore Rare Books.</b> Robert Bloch, Psycho. A lovely copy of a fragile book.
    <b>Whitmore Rare Books.</b> Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. A perennial favorite.

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Bloomsbury Auctions

Auction Info

Auction Name
Photographs and Photobooks
Auction Date
11/21/2014 - 11/21/2014
Sale Number
#36131
Total Lots
224
Sold Lots
106
Lots Sold
47.32%
Unsold Lots
118
Total Sales (GBP)
419,877.00
Low Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP)
222,450.00
High Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP)
317,900.00
Low Estimate of All Lots (GBP)
447,950.00
High Estimate of All Lots (GBP)
638,100.00
Total Sales as a % of High Est.
65.80%

Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
152 Iain Macmillan (1936-2006) The Abbey Road Session, The Complete Set, 8 August 1969 1969 GBP 50,000.00 - 70,000.00 GBP 179,800.00
9 Francis Robert Griffith (1828-1901) India, a large collection of paper negatives, landscape, architectural and a few figure subjects, la GBP 15,000.00 - 20,000.00 GBP 14,880.00
186 Valerie Belin (b. 1964) Tetes Couronnees #5, 2009 2009 GBP 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 GBP 13,640.00
190 Paolo Roversi (b.1947) Kate Moss for Vogue, Paris, 1994 1994 GBP 7,000.00 - 9,000.00 GBP 11,780.00
145 Martin Parr (b.1952) Common Sense, 1995-1999 1995-1999 GBP 6,000.00 - 8,000.00 GBP 7,440.00
136 Rene Burri (1933-2014) Sao Paulo, Brasil, 1960 1960 GBP 2,500.00 - 3,500.00 GBP 7,192.00
90 Sally Mann (b.1951) Naptime, 1989 1989 GBP 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 GBP 6,820.00
21 Horst P Horst (1906-1999) Dali Costumes, Paris, 1939 1939 GBP 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 GBP 6,200.00
144 Martin Parr (b.1952) The Last Resort, 1983-1986 1983-1986 GBP 1,500.00 - 2,000.00 GBP 5,952.00
122 David Drebin (b.1790) Flasher, 2002 2002 GBP 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 GBP 5,208.00
149 David Bailey (b.1938) David Bailey's Box of Pin-Ups, 1965 1965 GBP 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 GBP 5,208.00
45 Bill Brandt (1904-1983) Smokestacks, London, 1930 1930 GBP 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 GBP 4,960.00
167 Chris Levine (b.1960) Lightness of Being, 2008 2008 GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 GBP 4,712.00
174 John Swannell (b.1946) Fine Lines, 1977 1977 GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 GBP 4,340.00
91 Francesca Woodman (1958-1981) Untitled, Providence, Rhode Island, 1976 1976 GBP 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 GBP 3,968.00
72 Charles Jones (1866-1959) Turnip Green Globe, ca.1895 ca.1895 GBP 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 GBP 3,720.00
123 Harry Callahan (1912-1999) Multiple Exposure Tree, Chicago, 1956 1956 GBP 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 GBP 3,720.00
192 Guy Bourdin (1928-1991) Untitled, (for Vogue), ca.1975 ca.1975 GBP 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 GBP 3,720.00
218 Daido Moriyama (b.1938) Shashin Yo Sayonara (Bye Bye Photography), 1972 1972 GBP 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 GBP 3,596.00
178 Bob Carlos Clarke (1950- 2006) Punishment of Luxury, 1985 1985 GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 GBP 3,472.00

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  • <b>Swann Galleries December 4th.<br>Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Galleries Dec 4th:</b> John Bornet, <i>Panorama of Manhattan Island, City of New York and Environs</i>, New York, 1854. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Galleries Dec 4th:</b> Gerard de Jode, <i>Universi Orbis Seu Terreni Globi In Plano Effigies, Belgium</i>, 1578. $30,000 to $50,000.
    <b>Swann Galleries Dec 4th:</b> Edward Wells, A New Sett of Maps of both Ancient and Present Geography, London, c. 1720. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Galleries December 4th.<br>Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Galleries Dec 4th:</b> John James Audubon, The Birds of America, New York and Philadelphia, 1840-44. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Galleries Dec 4th:</b> Robert Sweet, John Lindley, David Don, <i>The Ornamental Flower Garden and Shrubbery</i>, London, 1854.<br>$1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Swann Galleries Dec 4th:</b> Jean de Quintinye, <i>The Compleat Gard'ner</i>, London, Ma. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <b>Swann Galleries December 4th.<br>Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Galleries Dec 4th:</b> E[vert] Maaskamp, <i>Afbeeldingen van de Kleedingen</i>, Netherlands, 1682. $700 to $1,000.
    <b>Swann Galleries Dec 4th:</b> Vincenzo Giustiniani, <i>Galleria Giustiniana dea Marchese Vincenzo Giustiniani</i>, Rome, 1631. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Galleries Dec 4th:</b> John James Audubon, <i>Grey Fox. Plate XXI</i>, Philadelphia, 1843. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Galleries December 4th.<br>Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Galleries Dec 4th:</b><br>E[vert] Maaskamp, <i>Afbeeldingen van de Kleedingen</i>, Netherlands, 1682. $700 to $1,000.
    <b>Swann Galleries Dec 4th:</b> Vincenzo Giustiniani, <i>Galleria Giustiniana dea Marchese Vincenzo Giustiniani</i>, Rome, 1631. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Galleries Dec 4th:</b><br>John James Audubon, <i>Grey Fox. Plate XXI</i>, Hand-colored. Philadelphia, 1843. $7,000 to $10,000.
  • <b>Christie's BOOKS & MANUSCRIPTS, Tuesday, 4 December 2014.</b>
    <b>Christies Dec 4th:</b> Lot 6. [DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE.] The Pennsylvania Ledger... 13 July 1776. In Congress, July 4, 1776.
    <b>Christies Dec 4th:</b> Lot 24. JEFFERSON Thomas. Autograph letter signed ("Th: Jefferson"), as Secretary of State, to Jean Antoine Gautier, Philadelphia. 8 June 1792.
    <b>Christies Dec 4th:</b> Lot 33. LINCOLN, Abraham (1809-1865). GERMAN, C.S. photographer. Large oval photograph portrait signed and dated. Taken in Springfield, Illinois. Jan 1861.
    <b>Christies Dec 4th:</b> Lot 75. WARRE, Henry James (1819-1898). Sketches in North America and the Oregon Territory. [London]: Dickenson & Co. [1848]. First Edition, Colored Issue.
    <b>Christies Dec 4th:</b> Lot 161. REDOUTÉ, Pierre-Joseph (1759-1840) and Claude Antoine THORY (1759-1827). Les Roses. Paris: Firmin Didot, 1817-1824. Largest paper copy.
    <b>Christie's BOOKS & MANUSCRIPTS, Tuesday, 4 December 2014.</b>
    <b>Christies Dec 4th:</b> Lot 193. NEES VON ESENBECK, Elise (1842-1921).<br>A collection of original drawings of Orchids in five albums.
    <b>Christies Dec 4th:</b> Lot 201. COPERNICUS, Nicolaus. De revolutionibus orbium coelestium. Georg Johann RHETICUS.
    <b>Christies Dec 4th:</b> Lot 202. DARWIN, Charles (1809-1882). On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection. John Murray, 1859.
    <b>Christies Dec 4th:</b> Lot 208. DYLAN, Bob (b. 1941). Original manuscript and typescript for "Talking Blues", published as "Talkin Folklore Center," New York, 1962.
    <b>Christies Dec 4th:</b> Lot 216.<br>GALILEI, Galileo. Dialogo... sopre i due massimi sistemi del mondo Tolemaico, e Copernicano.
    <b>Christie's BOOKS & MANUSCRIPTS, Tuesday, 4 December 2014.</b>
    <b>Christies Dec 4th:</b> Lot 222. HEVELIUS, Johannes (1611-1687). Mercurius in sole visus Gedani, anno christiano MDCLXI...
    <b>Christies Dec 4th:</b> Lot 226.<br>HUYGENS, Christiaan (1629-1695). Horologium oscillatorium sive de motu pendulorum ad horologia... Paris: F. Muguet, 1673.
    <b>Christies Dec 4th:</b> Lot 227. IGNATIUS OF LOYOLA, Saint (1491-1556). Exercitia Spiritualia. Rome: Antonio Blado, 11 September 1548.
    <b>Christies Dec 4th:</b> Lot 251. SHAKESPEARE, William (1564-1616). Comedies, Histories and Tragedies. Published according to the true Originall Copies. Second Impression.
    <b>Christies Dec 4th:</b> Lot 260. VESALIUS, Andreas (1514-1564). De humani corporis fabrica libri septem. Basel: Johannes Oporinus, June 1543.
  • <b>Arader Galleries:</b> Lot 1: Great American Hen and Young, Plate 6, John James Audubon. From The Birds of America Engraved by Lizars, retouched by Havell. Estimate: $30,000-40,000
    <b>Arader Galleries:</b> Lot 7: Columbia Jay, Plate 96, John James Audubon. From The Birds of America. Estimate: $16,000-18,000
    <b>Arader Galleries:</b> Lot 10: Great White Heron, Plate 281, John James Audubon from The Birds of America. Estimate: $50,000-60,000
    <b>Arader Galleries:</b> Lot 12: Trumpeter Swan, Plate 406, John James Audubon from the Birds of America. Estimate: $70,000-90,000
    <b>Arader Galleries:</b> Lot 13: Common American Swan, Plate 411, John James Audubon from the Birds of America. Estimate: $70,000-90,000
    <b>Arader Galleries:</b> Lot 24: Swift Fox, Plate 52, John James Audubon from Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America. Estimate: $5,000-7,000
    <b>Arader Galleries:</b> Lot 25: A View of New York taken from Veahawk After Ambroise Louis Garneray. Paris: Chez Basset, c. 1834. Est. $8,000-10,000
    <b>Arader Galleries:</b> Lot 26: New York in the State of New York, North America After William Birch. Engraved by Samuel Seynous. Bristol, PA: 1803. Estimate: $10,000-15,000
    <b>Arader Galleries:</b> Lot 39: The Port of New York, Bird's Eye View from the Battery looking South, New York: N. Currier, c. 1892. Est. $15,000-20,000
    <b>Arader Galleries:</b> Lot 44: View of New York City from Hoboken, New Jersey Thomas Whitley Signed and dated l.l. Whitley 65 Oil on paper laid on panel. Estimate: $40,000-50,000
    <b>Arader Galleries:</b> Lot 72: Baltimore from Federal Hill, William James Bennett, New York: H.I. Megarey, 1830. Estimate: $10,000-12,000
    <b>Arader Galleries:</b> Lot 132: The Tower of Tower Falls, Yellowstone, Thomas Moran Chromolithograph. Estimate: $12,000-15,000
    <b>Arader Galleries:</b> Lot 169: Moennitarri Warrior in the Costume of the Dog Danse, Karl Bodmer London: 1841. Est. $30,000-40,000
  • <b>Christie’s King Street: Valuable Manuscripts and Printed Books, 19 November.</b>
    <b>Christie’s King Street 19 Nov:</b> Lot 5. A Sammelband of secular texts, [Ireland or England, first quarter 14th century]. £120,000–180,000.
    <b>Christie’s King Street 19 Nov:</b> Lot 12: Book of Hours, illuminated by the Master of Michel Jouvenel des Ursins, [Metz or Troyes, c.1465-70]. £120,000–180,000.
    <b>Christie’s King Street 19 Nov:</b> Lot 16. Marco Verricci. <i>Immaginationi Millitari di Marco Verricci</i>. Venice, 20 Sep 1595. £120,000-160,000.
    <b>Christie’s King Street 19 Nov:</b> Lot 31. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Autograph music manuscript, <i>Zwei deutsche Kirchenlieder</i>, [Prague, January/ February 1787]. £120,000-180,000
    <b>Christie’s King Street: Valuable Manuscripts and Printed Books, 19 November.</b>
    <b>Christie’s King Street 19 Nov:</b> Lot 32. Enrico Caruso’s archive of personal correspondence. £150,000-250,000
    <b>Christie’s King Street 19 Nov:</b> Lot 37. Albrecht Dürer. <i>The Life of the Virgin</i>. Nuremberg: Albrecht Dürer, 1511. £50,000-80,000.
    <b>Christie’s King Street 19 Nov:</b><br>Lot 43. Jacques De Gheyn II, <i>Wapenhandelinghe van roers […]</i>, The Hague: 1607. £70,000-100,000.
    <b>Christie’s King Street 19 Nov:</b> Lot 44. Torquato Tasso. <i>La Gerusalemme Liberata</i>. Paris: F.A. Didot L’Ainé, 1784-1786. £100,000-200,000.
    <b>Christie’s King Street 19 Nov:</b> Lot 45. Portolan Atlas, signed and dated by Grazioso Benincasa, Venice, 1468. £1,500,000–2,500,000.
    <b>Christie’s King Street 19 Nov:</b> Lot 49. <i>Vincenzo Coronelli. Atlante Veneto: Isolario descrittione geografico-historia</i>. Venice: 1696-1697. £80,000-120,000.
    <b>Christie’s King Street 19 Nov:</b> Lot 66. Johann Joachim Henneberger, an illustrated compendium of Natural History, Wiesensteig, 1673. £100,000–150,000.
    <b>Christie’s King Street 19 Nov:</b> Lot 78. Alexander III – <i>Description du Sacre et du Couronnement de [...] Alexandre III</i>, St Petersburg, 1883. £20,000-30,000.
    <b>Christie’s King Street 19 Nov:</b> Lot 79. Ilia Zdanevich. Annotated typescript of the manifesto <i>Odezhda</i>. St Petersburg, January 1912. £40,000-60,000
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