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Addison and Sarova: Rare Books, Manuscripts and Ephemera

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Auction Name Rare Books, Manuscripts and Ephemera Total Sales (USD) 163,350.00
Auction Date 11/18/2017 - 11/18/2017 Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 98,990.00
Sale Number #1017 High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 151,500.00
Total Lots 242
Sold Lots 211 Low Estimate of All Lots (USD) 112,040.00
% of Lots Sold 87.19% High Estimate of All Lots (USD) 171,120.00
Unsold Lots 31 Total Sales as a % of High Est. 95.46%

Top twenty-five by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
15

[Coverdale, Diglot New Testament]. THE NEWE TESTAMENT BOTH IN LATINE AND ENGLYSHE.

1538 USD 7,000.00 - 10,000.00 USD 18,750.00
10

NOVUM TESTAMENTUM OMNE, MULTO QUAM ANTEHAC DILIGENTIUS AB [ERASMUS ROTERDAMO] RECOGNITU[M]….

1519 USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD 15,000.00
32 Wollstonecraft, Mary.

A VINDICATION OF THE RIGHTS OF WOMAN: WITH STRICTURES ON POLITICAL AND MORAL SUBJECTS.

1792 USD 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 USD 5,312.50
8 Edison, Thomas A.

Signed sepia cabinet photo.

1892 USD 700.00 - 1,000.00 USD 4,687.50
27

THE HOLY BIBLE, CONTEYNING THE OLD TESTAMENT, AND THE NEW….

1613 USD 2,000.00 - 4,000.00 USD 4,062.50
191 Ducheto, Claudio.

Constantinopoli.

1570 but later 17th century. USD 80.00 - 120.00 USD 4,062.50
2

BIBLE, in English, Bishops' version [The Holy Byble, Conteyning the Olde Testament and the Newe.

1574 USD 1,500.00 - 2,500.00 USD 3,750.00
6

The complete books of the major and minor prophets of the Bible, from Isaiah through Malachi. Extracted from "The Holy Bible, Conteyning the Old Testament and the New…. "

1611 USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 3,750.00
11 Faulkner, William.

THE SOUND AND THE FURY.

1929 USD 6,000.00 - 9,000.00 USD 3,750.00
18 Chaucer, Geoffrey; Speght, Thomas.

THE WORKES OF OUR ANTIENT AND LEARNED ENGLISH POET, GEFFREY CHAUCER, NEWLY PRINTED.

1598 USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 3,750.00
192

Nouvelle Description Du Royaulme De France.

1586 USD 100.00 - 150.00 USD 3,750.00
31

THE HOLY BIBLE, CONTAINING THE OLD TESTAMENT AND THE NEW: NEWY TRANSLATED OUT OF THE ORIGINAL TONGUES....

1613 USD 1,500.00 - 2,000.00 USD 3,437.50
156

[Manuscript on heavy laid paper] Antiphonale de Sanctis per Totum Annum.

1730 USD 700.00 - 1,100.00 USD 2,812.50
39 Faulkner, William.

ABSALOM, ABSALOM!

1936 USD 1,500.00 - 2,000.00 USD 2,500.00
9

Manuscript prayer book on vellum,

circa 1350 USD 2,500.00 - 3,500.00 USD 2,125.00
13 Yeats, William Butler (1865-1939.)

Typed Letter Signed ("WB Yeats"), 1 1/8 p. recto and verso, 4to.

1935 USD 800.00 - 1,200.00 USD 2,125.00
30

Manuscript fragment from Hebrew Bible.

circa mid 16th century. USD 1,500.00 - 2,000.00 USD 2,125.00
159 Foxe, John.

ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY, CONTAYNING THE ACTES AND MONUMENTS OF THINGES PASSED IN EVERY KINGES TIME… ESPECIALLY IN THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND….

1576 USD 200.00 - 300.00 USD 2,000.00
34 Ravel, Maurice (French composer, 1875-1937).

Autograph Quotation Signed.

1928 USD 800.00 - 1,200.00 USD 1,875.00
150

THE HOLY BIBLE, CONTAINING THE OLD TESTAMENT AND THE NEW: NEWY TRANSLATED OUT OF THE ORIGINAL TONGUES....

1628 USD 300.00 - 500.00 USD 1,875.00
105 Garden, Alexander.

ANECDOTES OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, ILLUSTRATIVE OF THE TALENTS AND VIRTUES OF THE HEROES AND PATRIOTS…. Second Series.

1828 USD 400.00 - 600.00 USD 1,500.00
47 Sassoon, Siegfried (1886-1967).

Two Autograph Manuscripts Signed, including: Autograph Manuscript Signed ("Siegfried Sassoon"),

n.d., USD 500.00 - 800.00 USD 1,375.00
165

THE ALCORAN OF MAHOMET, TRANSLATED OUT OF ARABICK INTO FRENCH… AND NEWLY ENGLISED.

1688 USD 400.00 - 600.00 USD 1,375.00
41 Hemingway, Ernest.

Typed Letter Signed ("Ernest Hemingway") with long autograph postscript, 1 p, 4to.

1934 USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 1,250.00
46 Keller, Helen (1880-1968.)

Typed Letter Signed, 1 p., 4to,

1936 USD 300.00 - 500.00 USD 1,250.00
  • <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
  • <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.
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