Vesalius, AndreaS De Humani Corporis Fabrica Libri Septem. Sold for $43,920.
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers’ Fine Books and Manuscripts Department is recognized as an industry leader in the field of printed and manuscript Americana and Chicago History. Recent highlights include a rare set of pre-fire lithographs from Jevne and Almini’s Chicago Illustrated, which sold for $20,740, a fine first edition, first printing of Lewis and Clark’s History of the Expedition… to the Sources of the Missouri, which sold for $46,360 against a presale estimate of $8,000-12,000, and a signed photograph of Jesse James, which sold for $51,240.
Our sales frequently highlight important color plate books and foundational academic works in all areas of Natural History, Medicine and the History of Science. Recent highlights of this exciting field include a second folio edition of Andreas Vesalius’ De Humani Corporis Fabrica Libri Septem, which sold for $43,920, Francis Bauer’s Delineations of Exotick Plants Cultivated at the Royal Garden at Kew, which sold for $9,760, and two volumes from John James Audubon’s octavo edition of The Birds of America, which sold for $9,150 against a presale estimate of $3,000-5,000.