Thursday, September 10, 2009

Auction Report: Upcoming

Along with the Swann sale of Printed & Manuscript Americana on 17 September, PBA Galleries will sell Fine Books & Manuscripts, and on 17-18 September, Bloomsbury London will hold a Travel, Natural History, Polar, Maps & Atlases sale.

Expected highlights from PBA include a first edition (second issue) in English of Galileo's Dialogues (in Salusbury's Mathematical Collections and Translations, 1667), which is estimated at $30,000-40,000. A second edition of Newton's Principia (1713) could fetch between $18,000 and 25,000.

The Bloomsbury sale contains 801 lots, and I haven't time to browse through them all, so I've no idea what's in there.

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