• <b>Sotheby’s Online, June 18 - 28:</b> Lewis, Meriwether, and William Clark. <i>History of the Expedition Under the Command of Captains Lewis and Clark, To the Sources of the Missouri…</i> 1814, first edition. $100,000 to $150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, June 18 - 28:</b> Poe, Edgar Allan. <i>Tales.</i> New York: Wiley And Putnam, 1845. First edition, first printing, first issue. $70,000 to $100,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, June 18 - 28:</b> Dürer, Albrecht, and Johann Stabius. [Map of the World as a Sphere.] [Vienna,] 1781 (From Woodblocks Cut In 1515). $120,000 to $180,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, June 18 - 28:</b> Ferdinand, Franz — Lala Deen Dayal [Photographer]. VISIT OF H.I. & H.R. THE ARCHDUKE FRANZ FERDINAND OF AUSTRIA ESTE TO HYDERABAD (DECCAN), JANUARY 1893. $4,000 to $6,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, June 18 - 28:</b> Lincoln, Abraham. Manuscript Letter Signed ("Yours Truly A. Lincoln") as Sixteenth President to Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles Regarding William Johnson. $200,000 to $300,000
  • <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 June 21:</b> Thomas Paine, Autograph Letter Signed to Ira Allen, on a rendezvous at the Boston–a Paris café for political exiles, 1790s. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 21:</b> Paul Revere, Autograph Document Signed, certifying the discharge of a captain from his regiment, 1779. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 21:</b> Pay order to express rider Jonathan Park to warn Congress of arriving British warships, 1776. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 21:</b> Thomas Jefferson, Autograph Letter Signed to Thomas Sim Lee, stating that the government is not authorized to intervene in the Citizen Genêt affair, 1793. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 21:</b> George Washington, Letter Signed to Nathanael Greene, suggesting a way to obtain money for the Continental Army, 1780. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 21:</b> Andrew Jackson, Autograph Letter Signed to Senator John H. Eaton, on the Seminole Wars & Spain’s duplicity, 1819. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 21:</b> Harry S. Truman, Photograph Signed and Inscribed, showing a false newspaper headline about the 1948 presidential election. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 21:</b> Benjamin Franklin, vellum Document Signed, as President of the Supreme Executive Council of PA, 1786. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 21:</b> Henry Dearborn, two Autograph Manuscript items including a drawing of Bunker’s Hill, unsigned, 1818. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 21:</b> Andrew Jackson, <i>A New Map of the United States,</i> lithograph, circa 1828. $3,000 to $4,000.
  • <b>Cowan’s Auctions: American History - Premier Auction. June 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> General George Custer's Officer, James McLean Steele, 1868-1869 Diary. $30,000 - $50,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Exceptionally Rare Anti-Slavery Broadside, “A Crusade Against Slavery”. $4,000 - $6,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Revolutionary War General Richard Montgomery, Exceptionally Rare War-Date ANS. $4,000 - $6,000
    <b>Cowan’s Auctions: American History - Premier Auction. June 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Albumen Photograph of the "Scouts of the Plains," from Cody's Personal Collection. $8,000 - $10,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Jefferson Davis, CDV, Signed and Dated to his Imprisonment in Fortress Monroe. $4,000 - $6,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Robert E. Lee, CDV Signed Twice. $2,000 - $4,000
    <b>Cowan’s Auctions: American History - Premier Auction. June 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> “Si Clack: Co. Q, 100th Indiana Vols.,” Written & Illustrated by Civil War Veteran, P.M. Radford. $2,500 - $3,500
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> General Meade Inspecting the 5th Corps, Civil War-Era Sketch by Alfred R. Waud. $2,000 - $3,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Rare Huey Newton Black Panther Party Poster. $3,000 - $5,000
    <b>Cowan’s Auctions: American History - Premier Auction. June 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Lloyd's New Political Chart, 1861. $800 - $1,200
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> William J. Ferguson, “Our American Cousin” Cast Member, Lincoln Assassination Archive. $8,000 - $10,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Albert Einstein, Signed Photograph in his Favorite Leather Jacket. $2,000 - $4,000

Swann Galleries: Autographs, 2470, New York

Auction Details

Auction Report
Auction Date
03/22/2018 - 03/22/2018
Page Size: 259 items in 11 pages

Lot NumberAuthor NameBook TitlePlace PrintedYear PublishedEstimateActual Price
1CORNWALLIS, CHARLES.

Autograph Letter Signed, "Cornwallis," to Deputy Inspector of Militia Abraham de Peyster, ordering him to join Maj.

Camden1780USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00USD 5,250.00
2GRAY, JOHN.

Autograph Letter Signed, as member of the Standing Committee of the First Church in Boston, to the committees of Rev.

Boston1776USD 1,500.00 - 2,500.00USD 3,240.00
3SIGNER (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) HART, JOHN.

Colonial banknote Signed, as Member of the First Provincial Congress of New Jersey, engraved 18 pence note issued by the Colony of New Jersey.

Burlington1776USD 350.00 - 500.00USD 812.00
4 JEFFERSON, THOMAS.

Letter Signed, "Th:Jefferson," as Governor, with 4-line holograph postscript, to Major-General Nathanael Greene,

Richmond1781USD 15,000.00 - 25,000.00USD 35,000.00
5WASHINGTON, GEORGE.

Letter Signed, "G:Washington," as Commander-in-Chief, to General James Clinton,

Head Quarters Fredericksburg1778USD 25,000.00 - 35,000.00USD 25,000.00
6 ARNOLD, BENEDICT.

Autograph Note Signed, "Bened't Arnold," memorandum to Captain Robert Rice

Np1772USD 3,000.00 - 4,000.00USD 5,500.00
7BURR, AARON.

Document Signed, "A. Burr," bill of exchange requesting that George M. Ogden pay $4,500 to Samuel N. Luckett in 90 days.

Louisville, KY1806USD 250.00 - 350.00USD 574.00
8HANCOCK, JOHN.

Autograph Letter Signed, twice (in full and "Hancock" in postscript), to his brother Ebenezer ("My Dear Brother"),

London1761USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00USD 16,200.00
9HANCOCK, JOHN.

Document Signed, as Governor, certifying that Samuel Cooper is a Justice of the Peace in Suffolk County.

Boston1788USD 800.00 - 1,200.00USD 3,250.00
10MIFFLIN, THOMAS.

Partly-printed vellum Document Signed, "ThoMifflin," as Governor, land deed granting 433 acres in Frankstown Township, PA, to Richard Peters.

Philadelphia1797USD 120.00 - 180.00Not Sold
11INCLUDES ANNA PAVLOVA

Each inscribed in the image, many additionally dated.

Vp1910sUSD 600.00 - 900.00USD 439.00
12ALFONSO V; KING OF ARAGON & SICILY.

Vellum Document Signed, "Rex Alfonsus," confirming that Antonio de Carusio is head of the royal treasury.

Gaeta1435USD 1,500.00 - 2,500.00USD 1,080.00
13ARMSTRONG AND SEE (ASTRONAUTS--GEMINI.)

Kennedy Signed by Neil Armstrong, Elliot See, Edward White, Jim Lovell, James McDivitt and Frank Borman.

Np1960sUSD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00USD 2,025.00
14(ASTRONAUTS--GEMINI.)

Kennedy Signed and Inscribed by 3 Gemini astronauts: Pete Conrad * Edward White * Elliot See.

Np1960sUSD 250.00 - 350.00USD 375.00
15(ASTRONAUTS.) ARMSTRONG, NEIL.

Photograph Signed, half-length portrait, showing him wearing a business suit with hands folded in lap and looking into camera with flag and NASA insignia behind him.

Np1960sUSD 600.00 - 900.00USD 878.00
16(ASTRONAUTS.) ARMSTRONG, NEIL.

Photograph Signed, half-length portrait by NASA, showing him in space suit holding helmet with Moon in background.

Np1980sUSD 1,000.00 - 2,000.00USD 2,500.00
17(ASTRONAUTS.) GLENN, JOHN H.; JR.

Two First Day Covers, each Signed, "JHGlenn Jr."

Npcirca 1962USD 200.00 - 300.00USD 175.00
18(ASTRONAUTS.) WHITE, EDWARD H.

(ASTRONAUTS.) WHITE, EDWARD H. Photograph Signed and Inscribed, "To Michael, Best Wishes, / Edward H. White II," bust portrait by NASA

Np1960sUSD 700.00 - 1,000.00USD 875.00
19(ASTRONAUTS.) WHITE, EDWARD H.

Photograph Signed, half-length portrait,

Np1960sUSD 400.00 - 600.00USD 506.00
20BAKER, JOSEPHINE.

Photograph Signed and Inscribed, "To Mr. & Mrs. Blake / Shuffle Along / 1923 / Josephine,"

Np1923USD 1,500.00 - 2,500.00USD 3,750.00
21BARNUM, PHINEAS TAYLOR.

Autograph Letter Signed, "P.T. Barnum,"

Bridgeport, CT1867USD 350.00 - 500.00USD 250.00
22BARTON, CLARA.

Autograph Letter Signed, "C.B.," to "Dear Roscoe and Harriette,"

Glen Echo, MD1906USD 400.00 - 600.00USD 281.00
23BLATHWAYT, WILLIAM.

Two Autograph Letters Signed, "WmBlathwayt," as Secretary at War, to unnamed recipients ("Sir").

Maloigne Abbey Namur, "Whitehall" London 1695; 1698USD 100.00 - 200.00Not Sold
24BRAUN, WERNHER VON.

Typed Letter Signed, to Tore Johansen, thanking him for encouragement.

Redstone Arsenal Huntsville, AL1958USD 500.00 - 750.00USD 625.00
25 BRAUN, WERNHER VON.

Autograph Letter Signed, to Jonathan Cross,

Germantown1975USD 5,000.00 - 7,500.00Not Sold
  • <center><b>TIMED ONLINE AUCTION<br>June 11 - 25, 2018</b></center>
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> ACCADEMIA ERCOLANENSE DI ARCHEOLOGIA. <i>Ornati delle Pareti</i>, Naples 1796. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> AMERICAS. <i>Il Gazzettiere Americano…</i>, Livorno, 1763. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> BARROW, John. <i>Travels in China…</i>, London, 1804. £600 to £800
    <center><b>TIMED ONLINE AUCTION<br>June 11 - 25, 2018</b></center>
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> BENOIST, Felix. <i>Album de L'Ile de Jersey</i>…, Paris & Nantes, 1870. £1,500 to £2,000
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> GAIL, Wilhelm. <i>Erinnerungen aus Spanien,</i> Munchen, [ca. 1837]. £1,800 to £2,200
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> HANCARVILLE, Pierre d'. <i>Recherches sur l'origine…,</i> London, Appleyard, 1785. £1,5000 to £2,000
    <center><b>TIMED ONLINE AUCTION<br>June 11 - 25, 2018</b></center>
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> HULLEY, T. <i>Six Views of Cheltenham.</i> London, R. Ackerman, 1813. £800 to £1,200
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> JEFFERSON, Thomas. <i>Notes on the state of Virginia</i>…, London, 1787. £12,000 to £18,000
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> LEWIS, John F. <i>Lewis's illustrations of Constantinople…,</i> London, McLean, 1837. £3,000 to £4,000
    <center><b>TIMED ONLINE AUCTION<br>June 11 - 25, 2018</b></center>
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> MARQUARD, Johann. <i>Tractatus politico-juridicus,</i> Frankfurt, 1662. £1,800 to £2,200
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> MAUND, Benjamin. <i>The botanic garden,</i> London, 1825-42. £1,500 to £2,000
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> Willughby, Francis; John Ray (ed.). <i>Ornithologiæ libri tres</i>. London, John Martyn, 1676. £1,500 to £2,000
  • <b>Bonhams: Fine Books and Manuscripts. June 12, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Ortelius. Theatrum orbis terrarum. Antwerp, 1570. FIRST EDITION. $50,000 to $80,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Shakespeare, William. The Tragedie of Julius Caesar. London, 1623. 1st appearance in print, Complete from the First Folio. $50,000 to $70,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Ernst, Max. Mr. Knife and Miss Fork. Paris, 1932. DELUXE EDITION. $12,000 to $18,000
    <b>Bonhams: Fine Books and Manuscripts. June 12, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Cage, John. Autograph musical leaf from his Concert for Piano and Orchestra, NY, 1958. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Einstein, Albert. Signed Passport Photo for his US citizenship application. Bermuda, 1935. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Verard, Antoine. Illuminated printed Book of Hours. Paris, 1507. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Bonhams: Fine Books and Manuscripts. June 12, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Wetterkurzschlussel. German Weather Report Codebook - for Enigma use. Berlin, 1942. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Morelos y Pavon, Jose Maria. Autograph letter signed to El Virrey Venegas, February 5, 1812. $7,000 to $10,000
    <b>Bonhams: Fine Books and Manuscripts. June 12, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Milne, A.A. Complete set of Winnie-the-Pooh books. 4 volumes. All first issue points. London, 1924-1928. $6,000 to $9,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> A 48-star American Flag, battle worn flown at Guadalcanal and Peleliu, 1942-1944. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Locke, John. Autograph Letter Signed mourning the death of his friend, William Molyneaux, 2 pp, October 27, 1698. $7,000 to $10,000
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