• <b>Potter & Potter Auctions: Fine Books & Manuscripts. July 28, 2018</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 372: Martin Luther King Jr. March for Freedom Now! Placard. Chicago, 1960. 28 x 22”. $3,000 to $6,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 567: Warhol, Andy. Tate Gallery Exhibition Booklet, Signed on the Cover by Warhol. Tate Gallery, 1971. $700 to $900
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 72: Mitchell, Margaret. <i>Gone With the Wind.</i> New York: The Macmillan Co., 1936. First edition, first issue. $4,000 to $5,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions: Fine Books & Manuscripts. July 28, 2018</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 468: Photo Archive Documenting the 1930s—50s Chicago Jazz and Night Club Scene. A significant collection. $2,000 to $4,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 143: Dr. Seuss. <i>Oh Say Can You Say.</i> 1979, First Edition, Signed. $200 to $300
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 285: [Maps] Thomas G. Bradford. <i>A Comprehensive Atlas, Geographical, Historical & Commercial.</i> Boston: William D. Ticknor, 1835. First Edition. $1,600 to $1,800
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions: Fine Books & Manuscripts. July 28, 2018</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 69: Herman Melville. <i>Moby Dick, or The Whale</i>. New York: Random House, 1930. First Kent Trade Edition. $400 to $600
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 295: John James Audoban. Group of 148 Lithographs from the Birds of America. Philadelphia: J.T. Bowen, ca. 1840s. $600 to $800
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 54: Langston Hughes. <i>One-Way Ticket.</i> New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1949. First edition. $300 to $500
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions: Fine Books & Manuscripts. July 28, 2018</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 7: Ray Bradbury. <i>The Martian Chronicles.</i> With a Wine Label Signed by Bradbury. Garden City: Doubleday, 1950. First edition $300 to $500
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 121. Frank L Baum. <i>The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.</i> Chicago: George M. Hill Co., 1899, 1900. First Edition. $4,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 369. [Declaration of Independence] Peter Force Engraving of the Declaration of Independence. One page; 29 x 26”. From the "American Archives" 1837-1853 series of books. $15,000 to $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.
  • <b>Skinner: Early English Books<br>A Single Owner Sale. July 20, 2018</b>
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> Cranmer, Thomas (1489-1556). <i>Catechismus, That is to Say, a Shorte Instruction into Christian Religion...</i> London, 1548. First edition. $12,000 to $18,000
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> Donne, John (1572-1631). <i>Pseudo-Martyr.</i> London: Printed by W[illiam] Stansby for Walter Burre, 1610. First edition. $25,000 to $35,000
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> Fletcher, Giles (1549?-1611). <i>The Russe Common Wealth, or Maner of Gouernement by the Russe Emperour…</i> London, 1591. First edition. $15,000 to $25,000
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> Gabelkover, Oswald (1539-1616). <i>The Boock of Physicke.</i> Dordrecht: Isaack Caen, 1599. First edition. $12,000 to $15,000
    <b>Skinner: Early English Books<br>A Single Owner Sale. July 20, 2018</b>
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> Galileo, Galilei (1564-1642) trans. Thomas Salusbury (d. 1666). <i>Mathematical Collections and Translations the First Tome.</i> London, 1661. First edition of Galileo's works in English. $35,000 to $50,000
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> Higden, Ranulphus (d. 1364). <i>Polycronicon.</i> Translated by John Trevisa, with the 1357-1460 <i>Continuation</i> by William Caxton. Southwark, 1527. $15,000 to $25,000
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> Randolph, Bernard (b. 1643). <i>The Present State of the Morea, Called Anciently Peloponnesus…</i> London, 1689. [Bound with] <i>The Present State of the Islands of the Archipelago…</i> $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> <i>The Great Herball Newly Corrected.</i> London, 1539. Folio, ESTC lists three U.S. copies; the last copy offered at auction was incomplete and sold in 1949. $25,000 to $35,000
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Leslie Hindman Auctioneers: Fine Books and Manuscripts

Auction Reports

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
  • <b>Doyle, online only: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake" Johnson. July 13-24, 2018</b>
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Zane Grey, Inscribed photograph album depicting Grey and party at Catalina, fishing, and in Arizona. $700 to $1,000
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Eric Taverner, Salmon Fishing...London: Seeley, Service & Co., 1931. $600 to $900
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> The Gentleman Angler. $300 to $500
    <b>Doyle, online only: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake" Johnson. July 13-24, 2018</b>
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Ken Robinson, Flyfishers' Progress. [London: The Flyfishers' Club, 2000. $200 to $300
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> G. H. Lacy, North Punjab Fishing Club Angler's Handbook. Calcutta: Newman & Co., 1890. $300 to $500
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> J. Harrington Keene, Fly-Fishing and Fly-Making for Trout, etc. New York, 1887. $200 to $300
    <b>Doyle, online only: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake" Johnson. July 13-24, 2018</b>
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Arthur Macrate, The History of The Tuna Club, Avalon, Santa Catalina Island, California, 1948. $400 to $600
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Joseph D. Bates Jr. Streamer Fly Tying and Fishing. Harrisburg, PA: The Stackpole Company, 1966. $800 to $1,200
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Paul Schmookler and Ingrid V. Sils. Rare and Unusual Fly Tying Materials: A Natural History. $300 to $500
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Herbert Hoover, Fishing For Fun - And To Wash Your Soul. New York: Random House, 1963. $400 to $600
  • <b>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>The Tragedie of Julius Caesar.</i> London, 1623. 1st appearance in print, Complete from the First Folio. Sold for $175,000
    <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: 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
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