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Brunk Auctions: November 10-11 Catalog Auction - Books, Prints

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Auction Name November 10-11 Catalog Auction - Books, Prints Total Sales (USD) 946,052.00
Auction Date 11/10/2017 - 11/11/2017 Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 610,600.00
Sale Number #111017 High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 865,650.00
Total Lots 172
Sold Lots 153 Low Estimate of All Lots (USD) 642,850.00
% of Lots Sold 88.95% High Estimate of All Lots (USD) 913,500.00
Unsold Lots 19 Total Sales as a % of High Est. 103.56%

Top twenty-five by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
1103 John Graves Simcoe (1752-1806), 

A Journal of the Operations of the Queen's Rangers From the End of the Year 1777, to the Conclusion of the Late American War By Lieutenant-Colonel Simcoe Commander of that Corps.

1787 USD 90,000.00 - 120,000.00 USD 168,000.00
1099 Lewis Evans (circa 1700-1756), 

A General Map of The Middle British Colonies, in America; Viz Virginia, Màriland, Dèlaware, Pensilvania, New-Jersey, New-York, Connecticut, And Rhode Island

1755 USD 70,000.00 - 100,000.00 USD 102,000.00
1102 Joseph Frederick Wallet Des Barres (1721-1824), 

A Plan of the Posts of York and Gloucester in the Province of Virginia.

1782 USD 60,000.00 - 80,000.00 USD 102,000.00
1100 Esnauts & Rapilly (fl. circa 1775-1811)

, A Map of the Battle of Yorktown entitled Carte de la Partie de la Virginie ou L'Armée Combinée De France & Des États-Unis De L'Amérique a fait prisonniere l'Armée Anglaise commandée par Lord Cornwallis le 19 Oct.bre 1781.

circa 1782 USD 40,000.00 - 60,000.00 USD 78,000.00
1106 Lieutenant John Hills (fl. 1777-1817)

A Plan of YorkTown and Gloucester, In the Province of Virginia, Shewing the Works constructed for the Defence of those Posts by the British Army, under the Command of Lt. Gen'l Earl Cornwallis;

1785 USD 25,000.00 - 30,000.00 USD 45,600.00
1098 Thomas Hutchins (1730 - 1789),

 A New Map of The Western Parts of Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland And North Carolina; …

1778 USD 50,000.00 - 70,000.00 USD 42,000.00
1125 Thomas Jefferson's copy of John Milton,

Paradise Regain'd: A Poem. In Four Books. To which is added Samson Agonistes; eighth edition, J and R Tonson, the Strand, London

1742 USD 20,000.00 - 30,000.00 USD 40,000.00
1107 Joseph Frederick Wallet Des Barres (1721-1824)

A Chart of The Coast of New York, New Jersey, Pensilvania, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, &c...,

1780 USD 30,000.00 - 40,000.00 USD 36,000.00
954 Attributed to Ren Yi (or Ren Bonian, Chinese, 1840-1895)

Three album leaves, each with flowering branches and birds

USD 1,500.00 - 2,500.00 USD 27,500.00
1089 Nicolas de Fer (1646-1720),

 L'Amerique, Divisee Selon Letendue De Ses Principales Parties, Et Dont Les Points Principaux Sont Placez Sur Les Observations De Mes.rs De L'Academie Royale Des Sciences,

Labeled 1739 (Originally 1698 - 1717) USD 12,000.00 - 18,000.00 USD 27,060.00
1062 Ralph Hall (fl. 1637) after work by Captain John Smith (1580-1631), 

Virginia

1636 USD 15,000.00 - 20,000.00 USD 26,400.00
1090 Joshua Fry (1700-1754) and Peter Jefferson (1708-1757)

A Map of the most Inhabited part of Virginia containing the whole Province of Maryland with Part of Pensilvania, New Jersey and North Carolina Drawn by Joshua Fry and Peter Jefferson in 1751

1754/1768 USD 18,000.00 - 22,000.00 USD 19,200.00
1109 Claude Joseph Sauthier (1736-1802), 

A Chorographical Map of the Province of New-York in North America, January 1

1779 USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00 USD 16,800.00
1067 Robert Morden -

A New Map of the English Plantations in America both Continent and Ilands Shewing their true Situation and distance from England or one with another.

1673 USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00 USD 12,500.00
1082 Henri Abraham Chatelain (1684-1743), 

Carte Tres Curieuse De La Mer Du Sud, ... (Very Curious Map of the South Sea)

1719 USD 6,000.00 - 8,000.00 USD 11,070.00
1086 John Senex (1678-1740),

 Untitled [Part of Virginia]

1732 from Articles of Agreement (state two) USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00 USD 10,200.00
1061 Theodore De Bry (1528-1598), after a work by John White (fl. 1585-1593)

Americæ pars, Nunc Virginia dicta, primum ab Anglis inuenta. sumtibus Dn. Walteri Raleigh,

USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD 9,600.00
1171 Winslow Homer (Massachusetts/Maine,1836-1910)

Eight Bells

1887 USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 8,400.00
1173 Winslow Homer (Massachusetts/Maine,1836-1910)

Perils of the Sea (Goodrich 96)

1888 USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 7,200.00
1168 After John James Audubon (New York, 1785-1851)

American Flamingo, Pl. 375, from Birds of America

1860 USD 6,000.00 - 8,000.00 USD 6,875.00
1059 Abraham Ortelius (1527-1598)

Americae Sive Novi Orbis Nova Descriptio

1587 from Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (first state) USD 6,000.00 - 8,000.00 USD 6,600.00
1063 Jodocus Hondius II (1594-1629), after a work by Captain John Smith (1580-1631)

Nova Virginiae Tabula

1618 USD 7,000.00 - 9,000.00 USD 6,600.00
1101 René Phelipeau (active 1748-1784), based on the work of Jean Baptiste Nolin (1657-1725)

Carte Generale des Colonies Angloises Dans L'Amerique Septentrionale Pour l'Intelligence de la Guerre Presente D'apres des Manuscrit Anglais par J. B. Nolin Geographe Corrigé,

1783 USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00 USD 6,600.00
1083 George Grierson (ca.1678 - 1753), after work by John Thornton (1641 - 1708)

Virginia; Maryland; Pennsilvania; East & West; New Jarsey;

1749/1767 USD 3,500.00 - 4,500.00 USD 5,400.00
897 Marc Chagall (French/Russian, 1887-1985)

Maquette Du Vitrail "Asher" (M. CS 20)

1964 USD 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 USD 4,800.00
  • <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>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>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>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: 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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