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Leland Little Auctions: The Winter Quarterly Auction

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Auction Name The Winter Quarterly Auction Total Sales (USD) 52,156.00
Auction Date 12/02/2017 - 12/02/2017 Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 24,000.00
Sale Number #433 High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 41,400.00
Total Lots 29
Sold Lots 29 Low Estimate of All Lots (USD) 24,000.00
% of Lots Sold 100.00% High Estimate of All Lots (USD) 41,400.00
Unsold Lots 0 Total Sales as a % of High Est. 125.98%

Top twenty-five by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
171 Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923-1997)

Modern Print

1971 USD 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 USD 6,490.00
175 Alex Katz (NY/ME, b. 1927)

Luna Park

1965 USD 800.00 - 1,200.00 USD 6,490.00
436 Abraham Lincoln

Two Military Certificates From a New York Family, One Signed by Abraham Lincoln

1836 USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 5,192.00
437

Cased Sixth Plate Daguerreotype of a Young New York Militia Drummer

1850s USD 300.00 - 600.00 USD 4,012.00
173 Kenneth Noland (American, 1924-2010)

Palimpsest

1987 USD 800.00 - 1,200.00 USD 3,068.00
438

Sixth Plate Ruby Ambrotype of an Armed Confederate Enlisted Man

USD 500.00 - 1,000.00 USD 3,068.00
391

19th Century Photograph Album Features Harvard's First Chinese Professor

19th Century USD 600.00 - 1,200.00 USD 2,714.00
339 Rembrandt van Rijn (Dutch, 1606-1669)

Adoration of the Shephards: A Night Piece

circa 1652 USD 500.00 - 1,000.00 USD 2,242.00
169 Leonetto Cappiello (French, 1875-1942)

Maurin Quina

1906, USD 500.00 - 1,000.00 USD 1,888.00
176 Alex Katz (NY/ME, b. 1927)

Late July II

1971 USD 1,000.00 - 2,000.00 USD 1,888.00
170 Marsden Hartley (American, 1877-1943)

Grapes

1923 USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 1,770.00
382

Late 18th Century Book Set on Palladian Architecture

Late 18th Century USD 300.00 - 600.00 USD 1,534.00
439

Naval Artifact Grouping From Dr. Joseph Janvier Woodward's Descendants

1878 USD 800.00 - 1,200.00 USD 1,180.00
341 Camille Pissarro (French, 1830-1903)

Vue de Pontoise

1885 USD 800.00 - 1,200.00 USD 1,062.00
421 Ryohei Tanaka (Japanese, b. 1963)

Three Etchings

USD 500.00 - 1,000.00 USD 944.00
420 Kawase Hasui (Japanese, 1883-1957)

Spring Evening at Kintai Bridge

USD 500.00 - 1,000.00 USD 885.00
164

Monumental Vintage Photograph of the Gardens at Hearst Castle, San Simeon, California

circa 1970s USD 400.00 - 800.00 USD 767.00
165 Sheila Metzner (American, b. 1939)

Two Floral Fresson Prints

1981, print 1982 USD 1,000.00 - 2,000.00 USD 767.00
166 Sheila Metzner (American, b. 1939)

Two Floral Fresson Prints

1981, print 1982 USD 1,000.00 - 2,000.00 USD 767.00
172 George Tooker (American, 1920-2011)

Original Self-Portrait Lithograph and Signed Book

USD 400.00 - 800.00 USD 649.00
340 Rembrandt van Rijn (Dutch, 1606-1669)

Agony in the Garden

1657 USD 400.00 - 800.00 USD 649.00
163

Three Film Posters Featuring Actress Daliah Lavi from her Estate

1961, 1963, 1967 USD 400.00 - 800.00 USD 590.00
167 Sheila Metzner (American, b. 1939)

Two Floral Fresson Prints

1981 USD 1,000.00 - 2,000.00 USD 590.00
174 Rupert Jasen Smith (American, 1953-1988)

Lures (Five Works)

USD 500.00 - 1,000.00 USD 590.00
419 Koitsu Tsuchiya (Japanese, 1870-1949)

Sunset Glow at Seta Bridge

1940 USD 400.00 - 800.00 USD 590.00
  • <b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers:<br>Rare & Collectors’ Sale. May 2, 2018</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> Extremely Fine Copy of Fantasy Classic. Tolkien (J.R.R.) <i>The Hobbit, or There and Back Again,</i> L. (George Allen & Unwin Ltd. Museum Street) 1937. €20,000 to €30,000
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> Incunabula. [Sirectus, Antonius] O’Fihely (Maurice)Abp. <i>Formalitates de Mente Doctoris Subtilis Scoti Nec Non Stephai Burlifer cum novis additionibus…</i> Venice 14th December 1051 (ie. 1501). €3,000 to €4,000
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> Original Book Illustrations by Pamela Leonard. Illustrations: Regan (Peter) Touchstone, 8vo D. (Mount Salas Press) 1989. €3,500 to €4,500
    <b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers:<br>Rare & Collectors’ Sale. May 2, 2018</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> [Petit (Jean), Prevel (Jean) & Gregory (Pope)] [Gregorius]. <i>Compendium Textuale Compillationis decretalium Gregorri noni sine qua…</i>, Paris [Dec. 1524]. €350 to €500
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> Excessively Rare – V. Fine Copy. [Mac Mahon]. <i>Jus Primatiale Armacanum, In Omnes Archiepiscopos, Episcopos, et Universum Clerum</i>… [n.p.] 1728. €750 to €1,000
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> Madden (R.R.). <i>Travels in Turkey, Egypt, Nubia and Palestine in 1824, 1825, 1826 and 1827,</i> 2 vols. 1822. €500 to €700
    <b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers:<br>Rare & Collectors’ Sale. May 2, 2018</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> Early English Herbal. Gerarde (John). The Herball or General History of Plants, thick folio L. (John Norton) 1597. €700 to €1,000
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> The Tehran World War 2 Conference Photograph: [Tehran Conference 1943] An important and iconic Group Photograph showing Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin. €80 to €120
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> Natural History Specimens from Jersey Jersey Islands: Westacton [Mrs Acton] Collection of 53 original dried examples of Seaweed collected in Jersey, c. 1860. €300 to €400
    <b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers:<br>Rare & Collectors’ Sale. May 2, 2018</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> Plyglot Bible: Hutteri (Eliae). <i>Biblia Sacra, Ebraice, Chaldaice, Graece, Latinae, Germanice, Sclavonice.</i> Lg. folio Nurimberg 1599. €250 to €350
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> The American Invasion 1888: “First Ever G.A.A. Hurling Match in America” Medal: G.A.A., The Invaders, 1888. €2,000 to €3,000
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> “Babe” Ruth and the G.A.A. G.A.A. & Baseball: A unique and early Sporting Association. An original Spalding B12 Baseball Bat. €4,000 to €6,000
  • <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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