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Complete first octavo edition of John James Audubon’s Birds of America, est. $60,000-$90,000

Birds of America set to soar at PBA Galleries Nov. 18 sale

Complete first octavo edition of John James Audubon’s Birds of America, est. $60,000-$90,000

Complete first octavo edition of John James Audubon’s Birds of America, est. $60,000-$90,000

BERKELEY, Calif. – PBA Galleries will hold an auction of Rare Books with Science, Medicine and Natural History on November 18. The sale features more than 240 lots of rare and important books, manuscripts and related materials, with a large portion focused on medicine, science, and natural history. In addition, there is a significant collection of works by or about Winston S. Churchill; important early printings of the classics of literature and history; striking illustrated and color plate books; and gripping accounts of travel and exploration. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Plate from John Gould’s ‘Monograph of the Ramphastidae, or Family of Toucans,’ which sold for $63,000

Beautiful birds lifted Freeman’s May 20 sale above $500K

Plate from John Gould’s ‘Monograph of the Ramphastidae, or Family of Toucans,’ which sold for $63,000

Plate from John Gould’s ‘Monograph of the Ramphastidae, or Family of Toucans,’ which sold for $63,000

PHILADELPHIA – Freeman’s is pleased to announce the results of its May 20 Books and Manuscripts auction, which featured a 98% sell-through rate and impressive sales of Pennsylvania material, WWII posters, rare editions, and more. The 131-lot auction achieved $525,861 in total, surpassing its presale estimate.

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Early 17th century Italian celestial globe, estimated at $15,000-$20,000

Antique globes, Currier & Ives prints distinguish Swann June 3 auction

Early 17th century Italian celestial globe, estimated at $15,000-$20,000

Early 17th century Italian celestial globe, estimated at $15,000-$20,000

NEW YORK — Swann Galleries’ June 3 sale of Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books will feature world cartography with an emphasis on American maps, works from prolific printmakers and ornithologists. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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