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Opportunities in Chicago: August 6th at Leslie Hindman

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As you read this article the clock is clicking down for Leslie Hindman’s annual August auction of books, manuscripts and cartography.  The 406 lot sale is on the 6th, online viewing now ongoing and traditional in-person viewing scheduled from Sunday the 3rd through Tuesday the 5th at the firm’s offices in Chicago.

 

The Hindman August sale has traditionally been, and is again this year, eclectic but clearly characterized.  The categories are:

 

Travel, Exploration and Cartography, lots 1-36

Natural History, Science and Medicine, lots 37-63

Continental, lots 64-95

British History and Literature, lots 96-170

Americana, lots 171-234

Art, Architecture and Design, lots 235-280

Literature, Fine Press and Fine Bindings, Lots 281-407

 

The lots, across the board, are competitively estimated.  “We want this sale to be appealing both for established and new collectors” according to Mary Kohnke, Director of Books and Manuscripts.

 

Here are some of the interesting lots:

 

Lot 23.  [Asia] Brinkley, Captain F.  Oriental Series:  Japan and China.  Boston and Tokyo:  J. B. Millet, 1901-1902.  12 vols., red morocco.  Number 22 of 100 copies.  Estimated $800-1,000

 

Lot 36.  [Map] Stoopendaal, Daniel.  Werelt Caert [Amsterdam, c. 1680]  Double-page engraved hand-colored double hemisphere world map depicting California as an island.  19.5 x 25.25.”  Estimated $1,000-2,000

 

Lot 37.  Audubon, John James.  The Birds of America, from Drawings Made in  the United States and their Territories.  New York:  J. J. Audubon:  Philadelphia:  J. B. Chevalier, [1839], 1840-1844.  Estimated $30,000-50,000

 

Lot 38.  Audubon. John James, and John Bachman.  The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America, New York:  J. J. Audubon, 1845-1848.  3 vols. Elephant folios, contemporary ¾ black morocco over cloth, gilt-lettered spines.  The present, rare, three-volume edition, with all its title pages, is in very good condition, unrestored, with brilliant coloring.  Estimated $200,000-300,000

 

Lot 58.  Edison, Thomas.  Original black and white portrait photograph signed and inscribed (To Hooper / Thomas A. Edison.)  On original photographer’s mount [Pach Bros., New York].  Estimated $800-1,200

 

Lot 64.  Smith, Adam.  An inquiry into the Nature and Wealth of Nations.  London:  W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1776.  2 vols., rebacked.  First edition of “the first and greatest classic of modern economic thought.”  Estimated $60,000-80,000

 

Lot 74.  [France, Military]  Bucquoy, Eugene Louis, et al.  Over 1,000 color cards illustrating French military uniform from Les Uniformes du premier empire, [c. 1920].  Estimated $500-700

 

Lot 119.  Scott, Sir Walter.  Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft.  London:  John Murray, 1830.  [Together with]  24 Alphabet plates engraved by Michael Delaport, hand colored.  Small 8vo.  Estimated $300-500.

 

Lot 137.  (Punch Magazine) Punch:  Or the London Charivari, London:  Published at the Office, 1841-1890, 1891-1946.  214 vols.  A near complete run, comprising 100 vols. [Together with:  Pictures from Punch.  Lond:  Bradbury & Agnew, 1904.  4 vols.  Estimated $1,500-2,500

 

Lot 154.  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.  London:  George Newnes, 1892 and 1894.  2 vols. 8vo, rebound by Bayntun in full crushed blue morocco, gilt-lettered spines, orginal pictorial bindings bound-in.  First editions, first issues.  Estimated $2,000-4,000

 

Lot 171.  McKenny, Thomas L. and James Hall.  History of the Indian Tribes of North America, with Biographical Sketches and Anecdotes of the Principal Chiefs.  Philadelphia:  Frederick W. Greenough, 1838; Daniel Rice and James G. Clark, 1844.  Louis Phillippe I, his copy with his monogram.  Read description.  Estimated $140,000-180,000

 

Lot 180.  Greener, Richard T.  Partially printed document, one page, on vellum, being the original Bachelor of Arts diploma for Richard Theodore Greener from Harvard College, June 28th, 1870.  Mr. Greener was the first African-American graduate of Harvard College.  Estimated $10,000-15,000

 

Lot 216.  [Chicago]  Burnham, Daniel H. and Edward H. Bennett.  Plan of Chicago.  Chicago:  The Commonwealth Club, 1909.  Numerous color plates, some fold-out.  Limited edition, number 393 of 1,650.  Estimated $1,000-2,000

 

There are many other lots.  This sale deserves a careful look.  No one will be disappointed.

 

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers

1338 West Lake Street

Chicago, Illinois 60607

312.280.1212

The Complete Sale 

Tel:  312,280.1212

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Rare Book Monthly

  • <b>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Ernst, Max. <i>Mr. Knife and Miss Fork</i>. Paris, 1932. DELUXE EDITION. Sold for $15,625
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Cage, John. Autograph musical leaf from his Concert for Piano and Orchestra, NY, 1958. Sold for $18,750
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Cage, John. Autograph musical leaf from his Concert for Piano and Orchestra, NY, 1958. Sold for $18,750
    <b>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Einstein, Albert. Signed Passport Photo for his US citizenship application. Bermuda, 1935. Sold for $17,500
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Verard, Antoine. Illuminated printed Book of Hours. Paris, 1507. Sold for $7,500
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Wetterkurzschlussel. German Weather Report Codebook - for Enigma use. Berlin, 1942. Sold for $225,000
    <b>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Morelos y Pavon, Jose Maria. Autograph letter signed to El Virrey Venegas, February 5, 1812. Sold for $6,250
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Milne, A.A. Complete set of <i>Winnie-the-Pooh</i> books. 4 volumes. All first issue points. London, 1924-1928. Sold for $5,250
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> A 48-star American Flag, battle worn flown at Guadalcanal and Peleliu, 1942-1944. Sold for $35,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Locke, John. Autograph Letter Signed mourning the death of his friend, William Molyneaux, 2 pp, October 27, 1698. Sold for $20,000
  • <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Charles Darwin on sexuality and the transmission of hereditary characteristics: Autograph Letter Signed to Lawson Tait. Down, 17 January [1877].
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> MILTON, JOHN. <i>Paradise Lost. A Poem written in ten books.</i> London: 1667. A very rare example with the contemporary binding untouched and with a 1667 title page.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Hamilton secures the ratification of the Constitution: <i>The Debates and Proceedings of the Convention of the State of New-York, assembled at Poughkeespsie, on the 17th June, 1788.</i>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> The social contract “Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains”: ROUSSEAU, JEAN-JACQUES. <i>Principes du Droit Politique [Du Contract Social]</i>. Amsterdam: Michel Rey, 1762
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> “The first English textbook on geometrical land-measurement and surveying”: BENESE, RICHARD. <i>This Boke Sheweth the Maner of Measurynge All Maner of Lande…</i>
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Luis de Lucena, <i>Arte de Ajedres,</i> first edition of the earliest extant manual on modern chess, Salamanca, circa 1496-97. Sold for $68,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Carte-de-visite album with 83 images of prominent African Americans & abolitionists, circa 1860s. Sold for $47,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Gustav Klimt, <i>Das Werk,</i> Vienna & Leipzig, 1918. Sold for $106,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Man Ray, <i>[London Transport] – Keeps London Going,</i> 1938. Sold for $149,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Thomas Jefferson, Letter Signed, to Major-General Nathanael Greene, promising reinforcements against Cornwallis, 1781. Sold for $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Nicolas de Fer, <i>L’Amerique Divisee Selon Letendue de ses Principales Parties,</i> Paris, 1713. Sold for $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Russell H. Tandy, <i>The Secret in the Old Attic,</i> watercolor, pencil & ink, 1944. Sold for $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Ernest Hemingway, <i>Three Stories & Ten Poems,</i> first edition of the author's first book, Paris, 1923. Sold for $23,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Walker Evans, <i>River Rouge Plant,</i> silver print, 1947. Sold for $57,500.
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    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Adams (Richard). <i>Watership Down,</i> FIRST EDITION, author inscription on front free end paper, folded map tipped in, original boards, dust-jacket. £800 to £1,200
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Bowles (John). <i>Several Prospects of the Most…la Ville de Londres, avec des Remarques Historiques fort Succinctes, qui les Regardant,</i> 20 double page engraved plates only, of 23, 1724. £200 to £300
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Auden (W.H.). <i>Our Hunting Fathers,</i> FIRST SEPARATE EDITION, 1 of 22 copies, COPY B OF 5 PRINTED ON NORMANDIE, original patterned wrappers, Cambridge, for Frederic Prokosch, 1935. £800 to £1200
    <b>Chiswick Auctions: Summer Books. August 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Barrie (J. M.) & Attwell (Mabel Lucie, illustrator). <i>Peter Pan & Wendy,</i> FIRST EDITION, 12 chromolithograph plates, publisher's blue cloth, original printed dust jacket, [c.1920]; and 3 others (4). £200 to £300
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Bartolozzi (Francesco). Genius Calling Forth the Fine Arts to Adorn Manufactures and Commerce; Agriculture (Husbandry Aided by Arts and Commerce), glazed and framed. £200 to £300
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> A collection of engraved caricatures, including Gillray ([James]) Tales of Wonder!, 1802; Rowlandson (Thomas) Sports, Smock Racing, 1811;Irish Jaunting Carr, 1814. £400 to £600
    <b>Chiswick Auctions: Summer Books. August 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Bennett (Charles H, illustrator). <i>Æsop’s Fables,</i> 1875; Buchanan (Robert). <i>Ballad Stories of the Affections,</i> [1866]; Douce (Francis), The Dance of Death, 1833. £200 to £300
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Chinese Illustrations. A group of 6 Cantonese rice paper illustrations, depicting scenes of torture with different instruments, gouache, c.340 x 220mm, original wrapper boards preserved, [c. 1800]. £200 to £300
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Dulac (Edmund). <i>The Queen of Romania, The Dreamer of Dreams,</i> 5 coloured plates, [1915]; and others illustrated by Edmund Dulac. £300 to £400
    <b>Chiswick Auctions: Summer Books. August 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Fronth (Per). Xingu Chronicles, the portfolio, comprising 30 plates, photogravues in colours, each signed, dated and titled in pencil, each numbered 10/35, on wove paper, 790 x 600 x 60mm, 1997. £300 to £400
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Pasternak (Boris). <i>Doctor Zhivago,</i> FIRST ENGLISH EDITION, original red publisher’s cloth, pictorial dust jacket, 4to, Collins & Harvill Press, 1958. £200 to £300
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