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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>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
  • <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
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