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Leslie Hindman Auctioneers: Fine Books and Manuscripts

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Auction Name Fine Books and Manuscripts Total Sales (USD) 337,758.00
Auction Date 12/06/2017 - 12/06/2017 Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 200,890.00
Sale Number #532 High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 308,260.00
Total Lots 398
Sold Lots 295 Low Estimate of All Lots (USD) 261,265.00
% of Lots Sold 74.12% High Estimate of All Lots (USD) 398,960.00
Unsold Lots 103 Total Sales as a % of High Est. 84.66%

Top twenty-five by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
17

Les Maîtres de l'Affiche.

1896-1900. USD 30,000.00 - 50,000.00 USD 40,000.00
14 KLIMT, Gustav (1862-1918)

Ein Nachlese.

1931 USD 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 USD 27,500.00
244 AUDUBON, John James (1785-1851)

The Birds of America from Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories.

ca 1870-1871. USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00 USD 18,750.00
398 * WASHINGTON, George (1732-1799)

Partly printed document signed ("G:o Washington"), as President, COUNTER-SIGNED BY THOMAS JEFFERSON AS SECRETARY OF STATE, counter-signed by Benjamin Weld and notarized by Samuel Barrett, issued 20 July 1793.

1793 USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD 16,250.00
46 DICKENS, Charles (1812-1870)

The Works of Charles Dickens.

1881-1882. USD 6,000.00 - 8,000.00 USD 8,750.00
19 * MIRÓ, Joan (1893-1983)

Lapidari. Llibre de les Propietats de les Pedres.

1981 USD 6,000.00 - 8,000.00 USD 7,500.00
368 [CLARK, William (1770-1838), his copy] SCOTT, Joseph.

The United States Gazetteer.

1795 USD 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 USD 7,500.00
34 BRUNELLESCHI, Umberto, illustrator (1879-1949) -- Gerard de HOUVILLE.

Les Masques et les Personnages de la Comedie Italienne.

1914 USD 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 USD 6,875.00
225 TOLKIEN, John Ronald Reuel (1892-1973)

The Lord of the Rings, comprising: The Fellowship of the Ring.

1954 USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 6,875.00
384

Log Book of Admiral Byron's Flagship, the "Princess Royal," during her voyage from Plymouth to the North American Station, 9 June-12 August 1778.

1778 USD 400.00 - 600.00 USD 6,875.00
23 MUCHA, Alphonse (1860-1939)

Figures Décoratives.

n.d.. USD 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 USD 6,250.00
112 DICKENS, Charles (1812-1870)

A Christmas Carol. In Prose. Being a Ghost Story of Christmas.

1843 USD 1,800.00 - 2,500.00 USD 6,250.00
146 * LEWIS, Matthew Gregory (1775-1818)

The Monk: Romance.

1796 USD 700.00 - 900.00 USD 5,750.00
373 * HANCOCK, John (1737-1793)

Manuscript document signed ("John Hancock"), as Governor of Massachusetts, May 14 1781.

1781 USD 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 USD 5,250.00
9

Le Goût du Jour.

1918-1920. USD 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 USD 4,500.00
27 [RICORDI PORTFOLIO]

[RICORDI PORTFOLIO]. A group of 50 plates. Milan: Ricordi, ca 1914.

ca 1914. USD 2,000.00 - 4,000.00 USD 4,500.00
397 [LINCOLN, Abraham]

Joint Resolution of the Thirty Eighth Congress...proposing an Amendment to the Constitution...Abolishing Slavery.

, copyright 1868. USD 3,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 4,250.00
28 SCHMIED, François-Louis (1873-1941), illustrator.

HOMER.

1930 USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 3,750.00
403 * [CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS]

Stadium Banner from Chicago Stadium.

1972-1973. USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 3,750.00
189 * NABOKOV, Vladimir (1899-1977)

A group of first editions of Nabokov's works, comprising: Laughter in the Dark.

1938 USD 400.00 - 600.00 USD 3,500.00
334 VORAGINE, Jacobus de (1230?-1298?) USARDIS (d. ca.875)

Martyrologium.

1490 USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 3,500.00
343 THAYER, Homer L.

The City of Denver.

n.d. USD 1,500.00 - 2,500.00 USD 3,500.00
7

Estampe Moderne.

1897 USD 1,000.00 - 2,000.00 USD 3,000.00
105 CLEMENS, Samuel L. ("Mark Twain," 1835-1910)

The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County.

1867 USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 3,000.00
45 CLEMENS, Samuel L. ("Mark Twain," 1835-1910)

Works.

1922-1925. USD 1,500.00 - 2,500.00 USD 2,750.00
  • <center><b>William Bunch Auctions<br>October Fine Art and Prints<br>October 29, 2018</b>
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> Aegidius Sadeler (Flemish, 1570-1629), engraving on laid paper "Madonna and Child in a Landscape", after a drawing by Albrecht Durer. $800 to $1,200
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> Anders Zorn (Swedish, 1860-1920), drypoint etching on paper "On Hemso Island", 1917, pencil signed. $400 to $600
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> Joseph Pennell (American, 1860-1926), etching on paper "Setting Up Columns", pencil signed. $200 to $300
    <center><b>William Bunch Auctions<br>October Fine Art and Prints<br>October 29, 2018</b>
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> William Lee Hankey (British, 1869-1952), drypoint etching on paper "Affection", pencil signed. $200 to $300
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> William Walcot (English, 1874-1943), drypoint etching on paper "Lower Broadway, New York", 1924, pencil signed. $200 to $300
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> Auguste Brouet (French, 1872-1941), color etching "La Pirouette", pencil signed, ed 111/250. $400 to $600
    <center><b>William Bunch Auctions<br>October Fine Art and Prints<br>October 29, 2018</b>
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> Thomas Hart Benton (American, 1889-1975), lithograph on paper "The Boy", pencil signed. $2,000 to $3,000
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> John Stockton de Martelly (American, 1903-1979), lithograph on paper "Looking at the Sunshine", pencil signed, original AAA certificate. $400 to $600
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> Jacques Hnizdovsky (Ukrainian-American, 1915-1985), woodcut on paper "Moppet", pencil signed and dated 1965, ed 118/250. $400 to $600
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Kurt Vonnegut, archive of 12 letters, signed to his family, 6 illustrated, 1930s-40s. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Allen Ginsberg, 11 autograph manuscripts, including 10 drafts of poems & a page of notes, circa 1948. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Joan Miró, illustrated autograph note signed to MoMA Director of Exhibitions & Publications, 1959. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Carl Gustav Jung, typed letter signed to a colleague, 1948. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Gustav Mahler, ALS, arranging a meeting during his historic visit to New York, circa 1908. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Mark Twain, ALS, explaining the target of his new book, 1902. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Charles Dickens, ALS, accepting an invitation in the voice of a <i>Martin Chuzzlewit</i> character, 1843. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Jacob Lawrence, illustrated greeting card signed, 1960. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Robert E. Lee, ALS, to the colonel of the Kanawha Valley volunteers, boosting morale, 1861. $15,000 to $25,000
  • <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>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers: The Adventure & Exploration Library of Steve Fossett. October 31, 2018</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> SHACKLETON, Ernest Henry, Sir. <i>Aurora Australis. Printed at the Winter Quarters of the British Antarctic Expedition, 1907, During the Winter Months of April, May, June, July, 1908.</i> $60,000 to $80,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> HUMBOLDT, Alexander von, and Aime J. A. BONPLAND. <i>Vues des Cordillères, et monumens des peuples indigènes de l'Amérique.</i> Paris, 1810. $30,000 to $40,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> COOK, James, Captain. [Collected Voyages]. London: Strahan and Cadell, 1773, 1777, 1784. First editions of the second and third voyages. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers: The Adventure & Exploration Library of Steve Fossett. October 31, 2018</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> DARWIN, Charles. <i>A Narrative of the Surveying Voyages of His Majesty's Ships Adventure and Beagle, between the years 1826 and 1836.</i> $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> SPILBERGEN, Joris van (1568-1620). <i>Speculum orientalis occidentalisque Indiae navigationum.</i> Leiden: Nicolaus van Geelkercken, 1619. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> DRAKE, Francis, Sir. <i>Sir Francis Drake Revived. Who is or may be a Pattern to stirre up all Heroicke and active Spirits of these Times…</i> London, 1653 [i.e. 1652]. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers: The Adventure & Exploration Library of Steve Fossett. October 31, 2018</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> SHACKLETON, Ernest Henry, Sir, Louis C. BERNACCHI, and Apsley George Benet CHERRY-GARRARD, editors. The South Polar Times. London, 1907-1914. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> ANSON, George. <i>A Voyage round the World, In the Years 1740...</i> 1744. London: John and Paul Knapton for the author, 1748. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> HERRERA Y TORDESILLAS, Antonio de. <i>Description des Indes Occidentales, Qu'on appelle aujourdhuy Le Nouveau Monde...</i> Amsterdam: Michel Colin, 1622. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers: The Adventure & Exploration Library of Steve Fossett. October 31, 2018</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> NOORT, Olivier van. <i>Description du Penible Voyage fait entour de l'univers ou globe terrestre...</i> Amsterdam: Cornille Nicolas, 1610. $5,000 to $7,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> LEO AFRICANUS, Johannes. <i>A Geographical Historie of Africa, Written in Arabicke and Italian.</i> London: George Bishop, 1600. $4,000 to $6,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> SCHOUTEN, Willem Corneliszoon. <i>Journal ou Description du Merveilleux Voyage de Guillaume Schouten, Hollandois natif de Hoorn, fait es années 1615, 1616, & 1617.</i> 1619. $4,000 to $6,000
  • <b>Bonhams: Sale Results from <i>Exploration and Travel, Featuring Americana, Part I.</i> September 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25 results:</b> Shackleton, Ernest. <i>Aurora Australis.</i> Printed at the sign of 'The Penguins'; East Antarctica, 1908. Sold for $97,500
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25 results:</b> Shackleton, Ernest. <i>South Polar Times.</i> 1st edition, limited issue. from the library of Michael Barne. Sold for $25,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25 results:</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. Sold for $87,50
    <b>Bonhams: Sale Results from <i>Exploration and Travel, Featuring Americana, Part I.</i> September 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25 results:</b> <i>The Voice of the People.</i> Boston, 1754. Rare pamphlet on the Excise Tax. Nathaniel Sparhawk's copy. Sold for $8,750
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25 results:</b> Autograph Letter Signed ("S.L. Clemens"), offering extensive hard-earned advice on writing, 5 pp, 1881. Sold for $37,500
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25 results:</b> Lewis, Meriwether. Contemporary manuscript true copy of his final power of attorney, 1809. Sold for $7,500
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25 results:</b> <i>A New Method of Macarony Making, as Practiced at Boston in North America.</i> Mezzotint. London, 1774. Sold for $6,875
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25 results:</b> <i>Scientific Base Ball Pitching: A Treatise on the Pitcher, Pitching, Origin and Philosophy of the Curve.</i> Chicago, 1897. Sold for $3,750
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