• <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
  • <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
  • <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>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.
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ALDE: Letters, Autographs, Manuscripts

Auction Reports

Auction Name Letters, Autographs, Manuscripts Total Sales (EUR) 193,462.50
Auction Date 12/13/2017 - 12/13/2017 Low Estimate of Lots Sold (EUR) 85,500.00
Sale Number #25873 High Estimate of Lots Sold (EUR) 108,670.00
Total Lots 360
Sold Lots 159 Low Estimate of All Lots (EUR) 171,400.00
% of Lots Sold 44.17% High Estimate of All Lots (EUR) 221,080.00
Unsold Lots 201 Total Sales as a % of High Est. 87.51%

Top twenty-five by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
20 Pierre BOULEZ (1925-2016)

Manuscrit autographe, Incidences actuelles de Berg, [1948] 

1948 EUR 1,500.00 - 1,800.00 EUR 56,250.00
183 George SAND.

Manuscrit autographe signé, Jacques, 1834 

1834 EUR 15,000.00 - 20,000.00 EUR 18,750.00
5 Honoré de BALZAC.

L.A.S., vendredi [10 juillet 1840], à Victor Hugo 

1840 EUR 1,800.00 - 2,000.00 EUR 6,250.00
111 Victor HUGO (1802-1885)

Poème autographe signé, Fragment, [septembre 1828 ?] 

1828 EUR 2,000.00 - 2,500.00 EUR 5,000.00
289 Piotr Alexeïevitch, prince KROPOTKINE (1842-1921)

18 L.A.S. et 2 L.A., 1902-1912, à l’agent littéraire Charles Francis Cazenove (une à George Herbert Perris) 

1902-1912 EUR 1,200.00 - 1,500.00 EUR 4,000.00
206 Paul VALÉRY.

17 L.A.S., [1896]-1920 et s.d., à Francis Viélé-Griffin 

1896-1920 et s.d. EUR 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 EUR 3,750.00
259 Jules DUMONT D’URVILLE (1790-1842)

L.A.S., Paris 3 octobre 1821, à M. Soleyrol, capitaine du génie militaire, à Calvi (Corse) 

1821 EUR 500.00 - 600.00 EUR 3,750.00
341 Louis-Antoine SAINT-JUST (1767-1794)

L.S. cosignée par Bertrand Barère, Lazare Carnot et Claude-Antoine Prieur (de la Côte d’Or), Paris 15 ventose II (5 mars 1794), à Jean-Philibert Maret, « commissaire pour la confection des chemins de la frontière du Nord » 

1794 EUR 800.00 - 1,000.00 EUR 3,125.00
263 Jean-Henri FABRE (1823-1915)

Manuscrit autographe signé, Les Épeires. Une originale façon de voyager, Sérignan (Vaucluse) 

EUR 1,200.00 - 1,500.00 EUR 2,875.00
205 Paul VALÉRY (1871-1945)

Manuscrit autographe, Vers perdus entre 1890 et 1897… ou 1900-1922 

EUR 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 EUR 2,750.00
210 Giuseppe VERDI (1813-1901)

P.S. avec apostille autographe, signée aussi par Nestor Roqueplan, Paris 28 février 1852 

1852 EUR 1,500.00 - 2,000.00 EUR 2,750.00
333 Louis PASTEUR (1822-1895)

L.A.S., Paris 11 juillet 1881

1881 EUR 1,200.00 - 1,500.00 EUR 2,750.00
144 Guy de MAUPASSANT (1850-1893)

3 L.A.S., Étretat [automne 1885], à Georges Patinot, directeur du Journal des Débats 

1885 EUR 1,200.00 - 1,500.00 EUR 2,500.00
4 Honoré de BALZAC (1799-1850)

L.A.S., Août 1839 [septembre ?], à Léon Gozlan 

1839 EUR 1,500.00 - 1,800.00 EUR 2,375.00
90 Gustave FLAUBERT (1821-1880)

L.A.S., mardi 21 [octobre 1879, à Jules Lemaitre] 

1879 EUR 1,500.00 - 2,000.00 EUR 2,250.00
41 Paul BOURGET (1852-1935)

Manuscrit autographe signé, Variétés. Le Prêtre de Némi, [1886], et 40 L.A.S., 1886-1893, à Georges Patinot, directeur du Journal des Débats 

1886-1893 EUR 800.00 - 1,000.00 EUR 1,875.00
76 Michel DÉON (1919-2016)

35 L.A.S. et 3 L.S., 1958-1998, au journaliste et nouvelliste portugais Luis Forjas Trigueiros (1915-2000) 

1958-1998 EUR 1,500.00 - 1,800.00 EUR 1,750.00
335 Camille Honoré PETITJEAN (1862-1909 ?)

Manuscrit (autographe ?), Aventures de Camille Petitjean. Récit sincère des aventures d’un évadé, injustement condamné à la relégation, suivi de Quelques mots sur la transportation, et Les transports à Cayenne, Gaillon 17 juillet 1898 

1898 EUR 700.00 - 800.00 EUR 1,750.00
10 Hector BERLIOZ (1803-1869)

P.A.S., 21 juillet 1837 

1837 EUR 1,000.00 - 1,200.00 EUR 1,625.00
112 Victor HUGO.

Poème autographe signé « Victor H. », « J’aime une plaine immense »…, [début 1829 ?] 

1829 EUR 700.00 - 800.00 EUR 1,625.00
174 Ernest REYER (1823-1909)

Manuscrit autographe d’un discours sur Berlioz, [octobre 1886] 

1886 EUR 500.00 - 700.00 EUR 1,625.00
190 Friedrich VON SCHLEGEL (1772-1829)

L.A.S., Vienne 1er octobre 1828, à un ami 

1828 EUR 1,000.00 - 1,200.00 EUR 1,500.00
159 Alfred de MUSSET (1810-1857)

L.A.S., Mercredi soir [24 février 1836], à Madame Caroline Jaubert 

1836 EUR 800.00 - 1,000.00 EUR 1,375.00
279 François GUIZOT (1787-1874)

20 L.A.S., 1838-1874, la plupart à Armand Bertin 

1838-1874 EUR 500.00 - 600.00 EUR 1,375.00
54 François-René de CHATEAUBRIAND.

L.A.S., 31 décembre 1820, à Jacques-Joseph de Corbière 

1820 EUR 1,000.00 - 1,200.00 EUR 1,250.00
  • <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>
  • <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
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