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 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), 


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, April 25:</b> E.H. SHEPARD, Original drawing for A.A. Milne’s The House at Pooh Corner.<br>$40,000-60,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> BERNARD RATZER, Plan of the City of New York in North America, surveyed in the years 1766 & 1767. $80,000-100,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> THOMAS JEFFERSON, Autograph letter signed comparing Logan, Tecumseh, and Little Turtle to the Spartans. Monticello: 15 February 1821. $14,000-18,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> JOHN C. FREMONT, Narrative of the Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains, in the Year 1842.. Abridged edition, the only one containing the folding map From the Sporting Library of Arnold “Jake” Johnson. $3,000-5,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> ZANE GREY, Album containing 94 large format photographs of Grey and party at Catalina Island, Arizona, and fishing in the Pacific. From the Sporting Library of Arnold “Jake” Johnson. $5,000-$8,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> WILLIAM COMBE, A History of Madeira ... illustrative of the Costumes, Manners, and Occupations of the Inhabitants. produced by Ackermann in 1821; From the Sporting Library of Jake Johnson. $2,000-$3,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> ERIC TAVERNER, Salmon Fishing... One of 275 copies signed by Taverner, published in 1931,From the Sporting Library of Jake Johnson. $2,000-$3,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> JOHN WHITEHEAD, Exploration of Mount Kina Balu, North Borneo. Whitehead reached the high point of Kinabalu in 1888. Part of a major group of travel books from the Sporting Library of Jake Johnson. $2,000-$3,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> JOHN LONG, Voyages and Travels of an Indian Interpreter and Trader, describing the Manners and Customs of the North American Indians... The first edition of 1791. $3,000-$5,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> SAMUEL BECKETT, Stirrings Still. This, Beckett’s last work of fiction with original lithographs by Le Brocquy, limited to 200 copies signed by the author and the artist. From the Estate of Howard Kaminsky.. $1,500-$2,500
  • <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>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Jacques-Émile Ruhlmann, wallpaper sample book, circa 1919. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Archive from a late office of the Breuer & Smith architectural team, New York, 1960-70s. $3,500 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> William Morris, <i>The Story of the Glittering Plain or the Land of Living Men,</i> illustrated by Walter Crane, Kelmscott Press, Hammersmith, 1894. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Gustave Doré, <i>La Sainte Bible selon la Vulgate,</i> Tours, 1866. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Gustav Klimt & Max Eisler, <i>Eine Nachlese,</i> complete set, Vienna, 1931. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b><br>Eric Allatini & Gerda Wegener, <i>Sur Talons Rouges,</i> with original watercolor by Wegener, Paris, 1929. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b><br>C.P. Cavafy, <i>Fourteen Poems,</i> illustrated & signed by David Hockney, London, 1966. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Jean Midolle, <i>Spécimen des Écritures Modernes...</i>, Strasbourg, 1834-35. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b><br>E.A. Seguy, <i>Floréal: Dessins & Coloris Nouveaux,</i> Paris, 1925. $3,000 to $4,000.
  • <b>Bonhams: Results from Fine Books and Manuscripts on March 9, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN. Autograph Manuscript sketch-leaf part of the score of the Scottish Songs, "Sunset" Op. 108 no 2. [Vienna, February 1818]. Inscribed by Alexander Wheelock Thayer. SOLD for $131,250
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> Violin belonging to Albert Einstein, presented to him by Oscar H. Steger, 1933. SOLD for $516,500
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> EINSTEIN, ALBERT. Autograph Letter Signed ("Papa") to his son Hans Albert, discussing his involvement with the atomic bomb, September 2, 1945. SOLD for $106,250
    <b>Bonhams: Results from Fine Books and Manuscripts on March 9, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> HAMILTON, ALEXANDER. Autograph Letter Signed, to Baron von Steuben, with extensive notes of Von Steuben's aide Benjamin Walker, June 12, 1780. SOLD for $16,250
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> NEWTON, ISAAC. Autograph Manuscript in Latin, being detailed instructions on making the philosopher's stone. 8 pp. 1790s. SOLD for $275,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> 1869 Inauguration Bible of President Ulysses S. Grant. SOLD for $118,750
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