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Forbes Alexander A History of Upper and Lower California

First Edition Prices, Values and Auction Results

We collected a sample of 32 auction results of Forbes, Alexander's California: A History of Upper and Lower California from 3 different auction houses. The lowest overall price realized in our sample was $72 and the highest overall price realized was $7500. The overall average price was $739 and the median price realized for the book was $285. There were 20 auctions (69%) with a price realized below the low estimate, 4 auctions (14%) exceeding the high estimates, and 5 auctions (17%) within the range of the low and high estimates. Auctions of interest include: a Bonhams sale on February 09, 2015 of a 1839 - Smith edition for $7500 that with an inscription from author; a Swann sale on October 21, 2004 of a 1839 edition for $2070 that described as "nicely restored"; a PBA sale on October 11, 2001 of a 1839 - Smith, Elder edition for $3000 that unopened copy;

Recent Auction Results:

Auction House Auction Date Author Title City Publisher Year Estimate Sale Price Auction Page Other Copies
Swann November 17, 2016 Forbes, Alexander. California: A History of Upper and Lower California London 1839 $300-$400 $438 Swann Copies for Sale
PBA October 20, 2016 Forbes, Alexander. California: A History of Upper and Lower California London Smith, Elder 1839 $1000-$1500 $780 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA December 3, 2015 Forbes, Alexander. California: A History of Upper and Lower California London Smith, Elder 1839 $1000-$1500 $600 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA May 14, 2015 Forbes, Alexander. California: A History of Upper and Lower California London Smith, Elder 1839 $1000-$1500 $840 PBA Copies for Sale
Bonhams February 9, 2015 Forbes, Alexander. California: A History of Upper and Lower California London Smith 1839 - $7500 Bonhams Copies for Sale
PBA December 4, 2014 Forbes, Alexander. California: A History of Upper and Lower California London Smith, Elder 1839 $1000-$1500 $660 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA May 22, 2014 Forbes, Alexander. California: A History of Upper and Lower California from their First Discovery to the Present Time, comprising an Account of the Climate, Soil, Natural Productions, Agriculture, Commerce, andc. A Full View of the Missionary Establishments and Condition of the Free and Domesticated Indians. With an Appendix relating to Steam Navigation in the Pacific San Francisco Thomas C. Russell 1919 $200-$300 $132 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA April 24, 2014 Forbes, Alexander. California: A History of Upper and Lower California San Francisco John Henry Nash 1937 $100-$150 $132 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA September 12, 2013 Forbes, Alexander. California: A History of Upper and Lower California from their First Discovery to the Present Time, comprising an Account of the Climate, Soil, Natural Productions, Agriculture, Commerce, andc. A Full View of the Missionary Establishments and Condition of the Free and Domesticated Indians. With an Appendix relating to Steam Navigation in the Pacific San Francisco Thomas C. Russell 1919 $200-$300 $144 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA April 25, 2013 Forbes, Alexander. California: A History of Upper and Lower California from their First Discovery to the Present Time, comprising an Account of the Climate, Soil, Natural Productions, Agriculture, Commerce, andc. A Full View of the Missionary Establishments and Condition of the Free and Domesticated Indians. With an Appendix relating to Steam Navigation in the Pacific San Francisco Thomas C. Russell 1919 $200-$300 $132 PBA Copies for Sale
Swann April 16, 2013 Forbes, Alexander. California: A History of Upper and Lower California London 1839 $800-$1200 $510 Swann Copies for Sale
PBA November 29, 2012 Forbes, Alexander. California: A History of Upper and Lower California from their First Discovery to the Present Time, comprising an Account of the Climate, Soil, Natural Productions, Agriculture, Commerce, andc. A Full View of the Missionary Establishments and Condition of the Free and Domesticated Indians. With an Appendix relating to Steam Navigation in the Pacific San Francisco Thomas C. Russell 1919 $100-$150 $240 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA September 27, 2012 Forbes, Alexander. California: A History of Upper and Lower California from their First Discovery to the Present Time, comprising an Account of the Climate, Soil, Natural Productions, Agriculture, Commerce, andc. A Full View of the Missionary Establishments and Condition of the Free and Domesticated Indians. With an Appendix relating to Steam Navigation in the Pacific San Francisco Thomas C. Russell 1919 $200-$300 $120 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA March 29, 2012 Forbes, Alexander. California: A History of Upper and Lower California London Smith, Elder 1839 $1000-$1500 $660 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA February 16, 2012 Forbes, Alexander. California: A History of Upper and Lower California London Smith, Elder 1839 $600-$900 $510 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA January 19, 2012 Forbes, Alexander. California: A History of Upper and Lower California London Smith, Elder 1839 $1000-$1500 $960 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA May 19, 2011 Forbes, Alexander. California: A History of Upper and Lower California San Francisco John Henry Nash 1937 $100-$150 $84 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA July 22, 2010 Forbes, Alexander. California: A History of Upper and Lower California London Smith, Elder 1839 $1500-$2000 $1080 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA July 22, 2010 Forbes, Alexander. California: A History of Upper and Lower California San Francisco John Henry Nash 1937 $150-$250 $108 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA July 22, 2010 Forbes, Alexander. California: A History of Upper and Lower California from their First Discovery to the Present Time, comprising an Account of the Climate, Soil, Natural Productions, Agriculture, Commerce, andc. A Full View of the Missionary Establishments and Condition of the Free and Domesticated Indians. With an Appendix relating to Steam Navigation in the Pacific San Francisco Thomas C. Russell 1919 $250-$350 $156 PBA Copies for Sale
Swann March 18, 2010 Forbes, Alexander. California: A History of Upper and Lower California London 1839 $300-$400 $270 Swann Copies for Sale
PBA August 9, 2007 Forbes, Alexander. California: A History of Upper and Lower California from their First Discovery to the Present Time, comprising an Account of the Climate, Soil, Natural Productions, Agriculture, Commerce, andc. A Full View of the Missionary Establishments and Condition of the Free and Domesticated Indians. With an Appendix relating to Steam Navigation in the Pacific San Francisco Thomas C. Russell 1919 $150-$250 $300 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA March 1, 2007 Forbes, Alexander. California: A History of Upper and Lower California San Francisco John Henry Nash 1937 $200-$300 $120 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA March 1, 2007 Forbes, Alexander. California: A History of Upper and Lower California from their First Discovery to the Present Time, comprising an Account of the Climate, Soil, Natural Productions, Agriculture, Commerce, andc. A Full View of the Missionary Establishments and Condition of the Free and Domesticated Indians. With an Appendix relating to Steam Navigation in the Pacific San Francisco Thomas C. Russell 1919 $200-$300 $216 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA October 19, 2006 Forbes, Alexander. California: A History of Upper and Lower California from their First Discovery to the Present Time, comprising an Account of the Climate, Soil, Natural Productions, Agriculture, Commerce, andc. A Full View of the Missionary Establishments and Condition of the Free and Domesticated Indians. With an Appendix relating to Steam Navigation in the Pacific San Francisco Thomas C. Russell 1919 $200-$300 $120 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA July 13, 2006 Forbes, Alexander. California: A History of Upper and Lower California San Francisco John Henry Nash 1937 $120-$180 $120 PBA Copies for Sale
Bonhams June 28, 2005 Forbes, Alexander. California: A History of Upper and Lower California London Smith 1839 - $822 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams March 15, 2005 Forbes, Alexander. California: A History of Upper and Lower California London Smith 1839 - $610 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Swann October 21, 2004 Forbes, Alexander. California: A History of Upper and Lower California London 1839 $1500-$2500 $2070 Swann Copies for Sale
PBA April 8, 2004 Forbes, Alexander. California: A History of Upper and Lower California San Francisco John Henry Nash 1937 $120-$180 $72 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA March 14, 2002 Forbes, Alexander. California: A History of Upper and Lower California San Francisco John Henry Nash 1937 $100-$150 $156 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA October 11, 2001 Forbes, Alexander. California: A History of Upper and Lower California London Smith, Elder 1839 $3000-$5000 $3000 PBA Copies for Sale