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Auction Info

Auction Name
Fall Portsmouth Auction - Prints, Books
Auction Date
10/25/2016 - 10/25/2016
Sale Number
#102516
Total Lots
39
Sold Lots
37
Lots Sold
94.87%
Unsold Lots
2
Total Sales (USD)
133,680.00
Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
16,350.00
High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
25,700.00
Low Estimate of All Lots (USD)
17,650.00
High Estimate of All Lots (USD)
27,800.00
Total Sales as a % of High Est.
480.86%

Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
299

RARE ENGRAVED PORTRAIT "HIS EXCEL: G: WASHINGTON ESQ: LLD. LATE COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF THE ARMIES OF THE U.S. OF AMERICA & PRESIDENT OF THE CONVENTION OF 1787. PAINTED & ENGRAVED BY C.W. PEALE, 1787.”

USD 900.00 - 1,500.00 USD 48,000.00
298

EXTREMELY RARE ENGRAVED PORTRAIT "THE MARQUIS DE LA FAYETTE MAJOR GENERAL IN THE ARMIES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, C.W. PEALE PINXT ET FECIT,”

1787 USD 1,200.00 - 1,800.00 USD 18,000.00
297

RARE ENGRAVED PORTRAIT "HIS EXCELLENCY B. FRANKLIN L.L.D. F.R.S. PRESIDENT OF PENNSYLVANIA & LATE MINISTER OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AT THE COURT OF FRANCE, C.W. PEALE PINXT ET FECIT 1787.”

1787 USD 900.00 - 1,500.00 USD 13,200.00
306

PRINTED AND SIGNED OATH RENOUNCING ALLEGIANCE TO KING GEORGE III AND PLEDGING TO SUPPORT AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE,

CIRCA 1776. USD 200.00 - 400.00 USD 6,240.00
294

PAUL JONES SHOOTING A SAILOR WHO HAD ATTEMPTED TO STRIKE HIS COLOURS IN AN ENGAGEMENT,

1779 USD 900.00 - 1,500.00 USD 5,760.00
293

MAJOR ROBERT ROGERS, COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF THE INDIANS IN THE BACK SETTLEMENTS OF AMERICA,

1776 USD 900.00 - 1,500.00 USD 5,280.00
305

MESHECH WEARE, CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMITTEE OF SAFETY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE. MILITARY ORDERS ADDRESSED TO DR. JOSIAH BARTLETT AND COLONEL NATHANIEL PEABODY, EXETER, AUGUST 23, 1777.

1777 USD 600.00 - 900.00 USD 4,800.00
308

TWO SOLDIERS OF THE CONTINENTAL CONGRESS IN NORTH AMERICA FROM A DRAWING BY A GERMAN OFFICER.

USD 150.00 - 300.00 USD 4,800.00
317

LARGE AND EXTENSIVE COLLECTION OF MINIATURE BOOKS, INCLUDING AMERICAN AND ENGLISH TITLES.

USD 800.00 - 1,000.00 USD 4,320.00
349

BRITISH SATIRICAL PRINT "THE SPENDTHRIFT.”

circa 1765 USD 150.00 - 250.00 USD 2,880.00
314

BROADSIDE: THE GALVESTON NEWS, IN MEMORY OF THE DEATH OF ROBERT E. LEE, OCTOBER 18, 1870.

1870 USD 200.00 - 300.00 USD 2,760.00
323 CURRIER & IVES.

ARGUING THE POINT.

1855 USD 1,800.00 - 2,400.00 USD 2,160.00
301

ENGRAVED MAP "NOVA BELGICA ET ANGLIA NOVA,”

CIRCA 1638. USD 800.00 - 1,200.00 USD 1,680.00
310 AFTER THOMAS ROWLANDSON.

ENGLISH SATIRICAL PRINT "DISSAPPOINTED EPICURES,”

1809 USD 150.00 - 250.00 USD 1,680.00
302 SUTTON NICHOLLS

A NEW MAP OF THE MOST CONSIDERABLE PLANTATIONS OF THE ENGLISH IN AMERICA,

1700 USD 600.00 - 900.00 USD 1,320.00
296

ALLEGORICAL FIGURE OF AMERICA HOLDING AN EAGLE-DECORATED SHIELD AND LIBERTY CAP ATOP A POLE.

circa 1800 USD 400.00 - 600.00 USD 1,320.00
348

BRITISH SATIRICAL PRINT "MILITARY LOVER.”

1781 USD 150.00 - 250.00 USD 1,080.00
307

MESHECH WEARE, CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMITTEE OF SAFETY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE. MILITARY APPOINTMENT FOR ELIJAH HILLS, EXETER, 20 DECEMBER, 1776.

1776 USD 300.00 - 500.00 USD 960.00
313

THE MANCHESTER HERO, OR ARTS YIELD TO ARMS, 1778.

1778 USD 300.00 - 500.00 USD 720.00
321 CURRIER & IVES.

LAKE WINNIPISEOGEE, FROM CENTRE HARBOR, N.H.

USD 250.00 - 400.00 USD 720.00
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Jacques-Émile Ruhlmann, wallpaper sample book, circa 1919. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Archive from a late office of the Breuer & Smith architectural team, New York, 1960-70s. $3,500 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> William Morris, <i>The Story of the Glittering Plain or the Land of Living Men,</i> illustrated by Walter Crane, Kelmscott Press, Hammersmith, 1894. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Gustave Doré, <i>La Sainte Bible selon la Vulgate,</i> Tours, 1866. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Gustav Klimt & Max Eisler, <i>Eine Nachlese,</i> complete set, Vienna, 1931. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b><br>Eric Allatini & Gerda Wegener, <i>Sur Talons Rouges,</i> with original watercolor by Wegener, Paris, 1929. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b><br>C.P. Cavafy, <i>Fourteen Poems,</i> illustrated & signed by David Hockney, London, 1966. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Jean Midolle, <i>Spécimen des Écritures Modernes...</i>, Strasbourg, 1834-35. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b><br>E.A. Seguy, <i>Floréal: Dessins & Coloris Nouveaux,</i> Paris, 1925. $3,000 to $4,000.
  • <b>Bonhams: Results from Fine Books and Manuscripts on March 9, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN. Autograph Manuscript sketch-leaf part of the score of the Scottish Songs, "Sunset" Op. 108 no 2. [Vienna, February 1818]. Inscribed by Alexander Wheelock Thayer. SOLD for $131,250
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> Violin belonging to Albert Einstein, presented to him by Oscar H. Steger, 1933. SOLD for $516,500
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> EINSTEIN, ALBERT. Autograph Letter Signed ("Papa") to his son Hans Albert, discussing his involvement with the atomic bomb, September 2, 1945. SOLD for $106,250
    <b>Bonhams: Results from Fine Books and Manuscripts on March 9, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> HAMILTON, ALEXANDER. Autograph Letter Signed, to Baron von Steuben, with extensive notes of Von Steuben's aide Benjamin Walker, June 12, 1780. SOLD for $16,250
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> NEWTON, ISAAC. Autograph Manuscript in Latin, being detailed instructions on making the philosopher's stone. 8 pp. 1790s. SOLD for $275,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> 1869 Inauguration Bible of President Ulysses S. Grant. SOLD for $118,750
  • <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> E.H. SHEPARD, Original drawing for A.A. Milne’s The House at Pooh Corner.<br>$40,000-60,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> BERNARD RATZER, Plan of the City of New York in North America, surveyed in the years 1766 & 1767. $80,000-100,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> THOMAS JEFFERSON, Autograph letter signed comparing Logan, Tecumseh, and Little Turtle to the Spartans. Monticello: 15 February 1821. $14,000-18,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> JOHN C. FREMONT, Narrative of the Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains, in the Year 1842.. Abridged edition, the only one containing the folding map From the Sporting Library of Arnold “Jake” Johnson. $3,000-5,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> ZANE GREY, Album containing 94 large format photographs of Grey and party at Catalina Island, Arizona, and fishing in the Pacific. From the Sporting Library of Arnold “Jake” Johnson. $5,000-$8,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> WILLIAM COMBE, A History of Madeira ... illustrative of the Costumes, Manners, and Occupations of the Inhabitants. produced by Ackermann in 1821; From the Sporting Library of Jake Johnson. $2,000-$3,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> ERIC TAVERNER, Salmon Fishing... One of 275 copies signed by Taverner, published in 1931,From the Sporting Library of Jake Johnson. $2,000-$3,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> JOHN WHITEHEAD, Exploration of Mount Kina Balu, North Borneo. Whitehead reached the high point of Kinabalu in 1888. Part of a major group of travel books from the Sporting Library of Jake Johnson. $2,000-$3,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> JOHN LONG, Voyages and Travels of an Indian Interpreter and Trader, describing the Manners and Customs of the North American Indians... The first edition of 1791. $3,000-$5,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> SAMUEL BECKETT, Stirrings Still. This, Beckett’s last work of fiction with original lithographs by Le Brocquy, limited to 200 copies signed by the author and the artist. From the Estate of Howard Kaminsky.. $1,500-$2,500
  • <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>
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