Potter and Potter Auctions: Fine Books and Manuscripts, 62, Chicago

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Auction Date
07/28/2018 - 07/28/2018
Page Size: 616 items in 25 pages

Lot NumberAuthor NameBook TitlePlace PrintedYear PublishedEstimateActual Price
1Alcoholics Anonymous.

The Story of How Many Thousands of Men and Women Have Recovered from Alcoholism.

New York1947USD 100.00 - 200.00USD 270.00
2Andrews, V.C.

Flowers in the Attic.

New York1979USD 100.00 - 200.00Not Sold
3Benton, Thomas Hart, illus.] Parkman, Francis.

The Oregon Trail.

New York1945USD 100.00 - 200.00USD 108.00
4Berry, Wendell.

The Broken Ground.

New York1964USD 100.00 - 200.00USD 120.00
5Biggers, Earl Derr.

Behind That Curtain. A Charlie Chan Mystery.

Indianapolis1928USD 150.00 - 250.00USD 96.00
6Boileau, Pierre and Thomas Narcejac.

The Woman Who Was No More.

New York1954USD 100.00 - 200.00USD 108.00
7Bradbury, Ray.

The Martian Chronicles, With a Wine Label Signed by Bradbury.

Garden City1950USD 300.00 - 500.00USD 480.00
8Braun, Lilian Jackson.

The Cat Who Ate Danish Modern.

New York1967USD 150.00 - 250.00Not Sold
9Brown, Frederic.

Two Frederic Brown First Editions. Including Angels and Spaceships

New York, 1954, 1949USD 50.00 - 100.00USD 270.00
10Bourke-White, Margaret.

Halfway to Freedom.

1949USD 150.00 - 250.00USD 108.00
11Burroughs, Edgar Rice.

Tarzan of the Apes.

Chicago1914USD 1,000.00 - 1,200.00USD 720.00
12Cable, George.

Old Creole Days.

New York1897USD 200.00 - 300.00Not Sold
13Caldwell, Erskine.

Kneel to the Rising Sun.

1935USD 100.00 - 200.00Not Sold
14Capote, Truman.

A Christmas Memory.

New York1957USD 300.00 - 500.00USD 330.00
15Chandler, Raymond.

The Lady in the Lake.

New York1943 -but 1946/47-USD 150.00 - 250.00USD 150.00
16Chandler, Raymond.

The Little Sister, With a Raymond Chandler Signed FDC.

Boston1949USD 400.00 - 600.00USD 420.00
17Clarke, Arthur C.

Against the Fall of Night.

New York1953USD 150.00 - 250.00USD 210.00
18Clarke, Arthur C.] Johnson, Owen.

The Coming of the Amazons. Arthur C. Clarke’s Copy.

New York and Toronto1931USD 150.00 - 250.00USD 96.00
19Conrad, Joseph.

Lord Jim.

Edinburgh and London1900USD 1,000.00 - 1,200.00USD 840.00
20Cooper, James Fenimore.

James Fenimore Cooper Signed Check.

Cooperstown1840USD 200.00 - 300.00Not Sold
21Crane, Stephen.

The Red Badge of Courage.

London1896USD 500.00 - 700.00USD 330.00
22Cussler, Clive.

Raise the Titanic!

New York1976USD 50.00 - 100.00USD 72.00
23Dali, Salvador, illus.] Cellini, Benvenuto.

The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini.

Garden City1946USD 300.00 - 400.00USD 390.00
24De La Mare, Walter.

Self to Self.

London1928USD 100.00 - 150.00USD 60.00
25Derleth, August.

Group of Four August Derleth Books. Including Trail of the Cthulhu

1962USD 100.00 - 200.00USD 108.00
  • <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>Bonhams: Exploration and Travel, Featuring Americana, Part I. September 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Shackleton, Ernest. <i>Aurora Australis.</i> Printed at the sign of 'The Penguins'; East Antarctica, 1908. $70,000 to $100,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Shackleton, Ernest. <i>South Polar Times.</i> 1st edition, limited issue. from the library of Michael Barne. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> General Washington's <i>Proceedings of a General Court Martial... of Major General Lee.</i> Philiadelphia, 1778. 100 copies printed for Congress. BOUND WITH: ...Court Martial... of St Clair and ...Schuyler. $25,000 to $35,000
    <b>Bonhams: Exploration and Travel, Featuring Americana, Part I. September 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> <i>The Voice of the People.</i> Boston, 1754. Rare pamphlet on the Excise Tax. Nathaniel Sparhawk's copy. $4,000 to $6,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Autograph Letter Signed ("S.L. Clemens"), offering extensive hard-earned advice on writing, 5 pp, 1881. $30,000 to $50,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> After Fra Egnazio Danti. <i>L'Ultime Parti not:e nel Indie Occid:ntli" [The last known parts of the Western Indies].</i> Painted Map of California, Western Mexico, and Japan. $70,000 to $100,000
    <b>Bonhams: Exploration and Travel, Featuring Americana, Part I. September 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Ptolemaeus, Claudius. <i>Geographie opus nouissima...</i> 1513. The most important edition of Ptolemy, containing the Admiral's Map. $250,000 to $350,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> De Arellano, Don Alonso. Manuscript, his <i>"Relación mui singular y circunstanciada... Capitán del Patax San Lucas,"</i> manuscript copy from the Sir Thomas Phillips collection. $50,000 to $80,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Purchas, Samuel. <i>Purchas his Pilgrimes.</i> First edition. With John Simth's engraved map of Virginia. $70,000 to $100,000
    <b>Bonhams: Exploration and Travel, Featuring Americana, Part I. September 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Lewis, Meriwether. Contemporary manuscript true copy of his final power of attorney, 1809. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> <i>A New Method of Macarony Making, as Practiced at Boston in North America.</i> Mezzotint. London, 1774. $5,000 to $7,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> <i>Scientific Base Ball Pitching: A Treatise on the Pitcher, Pitching, Origin and Philosophy of the Curve.</i> Chicago, 1897. $2,000 to $3,000
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Franklin H. Brown, <i>State Sovereignty, National Union,</i> Chicago, 1860. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Thomas Paine, <i>The American Crisis,</i> Fishkill, NY, December 1776. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b><br>The Aitken Bible, Philadelphia, 1781. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Francisco Loubayssin de Lamarca, probable first edition of the first novel set in the Spanish New World, Paris, 1617. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Juan de la Anunciación, <i>Sermonario en lengua mexicana,</i> first edition, first book of sermons in Nahuatl, Mexico, 1577. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Maturino Gilberti, <i>Thesoro spiritual en lengua de Mechuacá,</i> first edition, Mexico, 1558. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Commission of William O. Stoddard as secretary to the president, signed by Lincoln, Washington, 1861. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> <i>Clay and Frelinghuysen,</i> flag banner, circa 1844. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Daguerreotype of a man believed to be Frederick Granger Williams Smith, son of Joseph Smith, circa late 1850s. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> John C. Wolfe, <i>Portrait of Abraham Lincoln,</i> oil on board in period wooden frame, circa 1860s. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Francis W. Winton, manuscript on pow-wows with indigenous Canadians, 1881. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Family letters from two young daguerreotype artists, 1826-79. $10,000 to $15,000.
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