• <b>Bonhams: Fine Books and Manuscripts. Sept. 21, 2016</b>
    <b>Bonhams Sept. 21:</b> WARREN, JOSEPH. Letter Signed ("Jos Warren") as Chairman of the Committee of Safety. Cambridge, MA, June 4, 1775.
    <b>Bonhams Sept. 21:</b> WHITMAN, WALT. Leaves of Grass. Brooklyn, NY: [for the Author], 1855.
    <b>Bonhams Sept. 21:</b> JEFFERSON, THOMAS. Printed Broadside Signed ("Th: Jefferson") as Secretary of State. Philadelphia, February 12, 1793.
    <b>Bonhams Sept. 21:</b> CELLINI, BENVENUTO. 1500-1571. Autograph Letter Signed ("Beto. Cellini"). [Florence, c.1566].
    <b>Bonhams: Fine Books and Manuscripts. Sept. 21, 2016</b>
    <b>Bonhams Sept. 21:</b> NAPOLEON BONAPARTE. Autograph Manuscript. [c.1795].
    <b>Bonhams Sept. 21:</b> DICKENS, CHARLES. Great Expectations. London: Chapman and Hall, 1861.
    <b>Bonhams Sept. 21:</b> REED, JOHN. To the Honourable House of Representatives of the Freemen of Pennsylvania this Map of the City and Liberties of Phiadelphia With the Catalog of Purchasers is Humbly Dedicated.... [Philadelphia]: engraved by James Smit
    <b>Bonhams Sept. 21:</b> ELIOT, THOMAS STEARNS. The Waste Land. New York: Boni and Liveright, 1922.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Announcing the Fall 2016 Auction Season
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    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 8:</b> Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Colored Plate Books
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> Printed & Manuscript Americana
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 1:</b> Art, Press & Illustrated Books
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 29:</b> Illustration Art
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  • <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Leaves from<br>George Washington's Own Draft <br>of His first Inaugural Address. An Extraordinary Rarity!
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Declaration of Independence: Benjamin Tyler 1818 - First Print with Facsimile Signatures.
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Thomas Jefferson Signed Act of Contress Authorizing Alexander Hamilton to Complete Famous Portland Maine Lighthouse.
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Emanuel Leutze. Silk Flag Banner designed by Leutze, created by Tiffany & Co., and presented to Gen. John A. Dix, 1864.
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> The "greatest of early American maps … a masterpiece" (Corcoran). Thomas Holme.
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Lincoln Summons His Cabinet for a Historic Meeting to Discuss Compensated Emancipation.
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Albert Einstein. Autograph Letter Signed. Einstein Counsels His Son ... Meaning of Life.
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Normal Rockwell. Painting/Drawing Signed. Rockwell's "Barbeshop Quartet", 1936.
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Frederick Douglass. Autograph Letter Signed to unknown correspondent. Washington, D.C.
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Harry Truman. Autograph Manuscript Notebook for Kansas City Law School Night Class.
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Robert E. Lee. Autograph Letter Signed, June 11, 1782. Hours after the Battle of Culpeper Court House, Lee Escapes Again.
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> George Washington. Letter Signed, as Commander-in-Chief, Continental Army, to Elias Dayton, Headquarters, [Newburgh, N.Y.], June 11, 1782.

RR Auction: Rare Manuscript, Document & Autograph - bidstart 12/19

Auction Reports

Auction Name Rare Manuscript, Document & Autograph - bidstart 12/19 Total Sales (USD) 994,944.00
Auction Date 01/15/2014 - 01/15/2014 Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 642,300.00
Sale Number #421 High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 924,240.00
Total Lots 1773
Sold Lots 1136 Low Estimate of All Lots (USD) 2,157,300.00
% of Lots Sold 64.07% High Estimate of All Lots (USD) 2,892,940.00
Unsold Lots 637 Total Sales as a % of High Est. 34.39%

Top twenty-five by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
895 Beatles

Beatles Album

USD 150,000.00 - 200,000.00 USD 175,698.00
176 Kennedy Assassination: Lee Harvey Oswald

Kennedy Assassination: Lee Harvey Oswald Home movie

USD 20,000.00 - 30,000.00 USD 43,320.00
253 Hirohito

Hirohito DS and award

USD 9,000.00 - 10,000.00 USD 32,529.60
1 George Washington

George Washington DS

USD 15,000.00 - 17,000.00 USD 21,951.60
742 Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec ALS

USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 USD 13,045.20
95 John F. Kennedy and Mercury Astronauts

John F. Kennedy and Mercury Astronauts In-flight booklet cover

USD 7,500.00 - 8,500.00 USD 10,800.00
894 Beatles

Beatles Itinerary

USD 8,000.00 - 10,000.00 USD 10,540.80
30 Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln DS

USD 5,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 9,799.20
665 Marc Chagall

Le Cirque D’Izis.

1965 USD 1,500.00 - 2,000.00 USD 9,144.00
31 Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln Check

USD 6,000.00 - 8,000.00 USD 8,907.60
185 André-Marie Ampere

André-Marie Ampere ALS

USD 7,000.00 - 8,000.00 USD 8,814.00
893 Beatles

Beatles Signatures

USD 6,000.00 - 8,000.00 USD 8,097.60
5 John Adams

John Adams DS

USD 4,000.00 - 4,500.00 USD 7,360.80
106 John F. Kennedy

John F. Kennedy SP

USD 5,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 6,691.20
29 Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln Signature

USD 4,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 6,621.60
210 Pierre Curie

Pierre Curie ALS

USD 5,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 6,355.20
710 Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Pierre-Auguste Renoir Photographic reproduction

USD 8,000.00 - 9,000.00 USD 5,920.80
250 John Hancock

John Hancock DS

USD 3,500.00 - 4,000.00 USD 5,776.80
546 Apollo 11

Apollo 11 SP

USD 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 USD 5,776.80
759 Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright ALS

USD 2,000.00 - 2,500.00 USD 5,251.20
749 Noah Webster

Noah Webster ALS

USD 800.00 - 1,000.00 USD 5,160.00
907 Beatles: John Lennon

Beatles: John Lennon Check

USD 4,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 5,148.00
747 Voltaire

Voltaire LS

USD 3,500.00 - 4,000.00 USD 4,974.00
6 Thomas Jefferson and James Madison

Thomas Jefferson and James Madison DS

USD 2,500.00 - 3,500.00 USD 4,915.20
698 Claude Monet

Claude Monet ALS

USD 1,800.00 - 2,000.00 USD 4,915.20
  • <b>19th Century Shop.</b> (DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION, Chicago, 1968). <i>Collection of papers of John M. Bailey, Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, concerning the convention</i>. Various places, 1968.
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> (ARMSTRONG, NEIL.) VERNE, JULES. <i>A Trip to the Moon.</i> New York: F. M. Lupton, September 9, 1893. Signed by Neil Armstrong, first man to walk on the moon.
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> KEY, FRANCIS SCOTT. <i>A Celebrated Patriotic Song, the Star Spangled Banner.</i> 1814.
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> [COLUMBUS, CHRISTOPHER, Amerigo Vespucci ..] Bernardus Albingaunensis .. Dialogo nuperrime edito Genue in 1512.
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> (WATKINS, TABER &c.). <i>An album of 32 photographs of the Yosemite and American West Various places</i>, c. 1890s
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> (BATTLE OF CONCORD.) <i>Powder horn used by Minuteman Oliver Buttrick at the Battle of Concord</i>, April 19, 1775.
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> (CIVIL WAR.) <i>An Extraordinary Confederate Photograph and Autograph Album of Dr. R. L. C. White</i>, 125 original mounted salt prints. 1859-61.
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