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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>Swann Auction Galleries: Art, Press & Illustrated Books, June 10.</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 10:</b> Andy Warhol, <i>Wild Raspberries</i>, <br>signed and inscribed, New York, 1959. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 10:</b> Pablo Picasso and l'Académie Goncourt, <i>Regards sur Paris</i>, signed<br>by all artists and authors, Paris, 1962. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 10:</b> Hans Christian Andersen, <i>Fairy Tales</i>, with original watercolor and signature by Arthur Rackham, London, 1932. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries: Art, Press & Illustrated Books, June 10.</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 10:</b> Sonia Delaunay, <i>Compositions, Couleurs, Idées</i>, complete portfolio<br>of 40 pochoir plates, Paris, 1930. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 10:</b> James Joyce's <i>Ulysses</i>, with 26 plates by Matisse, published by the Limited Editions Club, signed by both, New York, 1935. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 10:</b> Andy Warhol, <i>A Gold Book</i>, with 4 hand-colored plates, signed and inscribed, New York, 1957. <br>$8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries: Art, Press & Illustrated Books, June 10.</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 10:</b> <i>Derrière le Miroir</i>, group of 73 <br>issues from the collection of<br>Monroe Wheeler, Paris, 1946-82. $6,000 to 9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 10:</b> Ovid's <i>l'Art d'aimer d'Ovide</i>, illustrated by Salvador Dalí, Paris, 1978.<br>$6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 10:</b> Tristan Tzara, <i>De Mémoire d'Homme</i>, with 9 lithographs by Pablo Picasso, Paris, 1950. $5,000 to $7,500.
  • <b>Bonhams New York: Voices of the 20th Century, 16 June 2015</b>
    <b>Bonhams NY June 16:</b> FITZGERALD, F. SCOTT. 1896-1940. <i>The Great Gatsby.</i> New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1925. Est. $80,000-100,000.
    <b>Bonhams NY June 16:</b> CAMUS, ALBERT. 1913-1960. Autograph Manuscript Signed ("Albert Camus"). Est. $40,000-60,000.
    <b>Bonhams NY June 16:</b> KING, MARTIN LUTHER, JR. 1929-1968. Autograph Letter Initialed ("MLK") [August 3, 1962]. Est. $25,000-35,000.
    <b>Bonhams NY June 16:</b> MAO<br> ZEDONG. 1893-1976. <i>Quotations<br>from Chairman Mao Tse-Tung.</i>.<br>Est. $20,000-30,000.
    <b>Bonhams NY June 16:</b> VIETNAM ANTI-WAR MOVEMENT. Hettenbahc, Stephen and Robert Yagura, Designers. Est. $5,000-8,000.
    <b>Bonhams London: Fine Books and Manuscripts, 24 June 2015</b>
    <b>Bonhams London June 24:</b> ENGELS (FRIEDRICH). Papers of Friedrich Engels as Corresponding Secretary. Est. $160,000-240,000.
    <b>Bonhams London June 24:</b> BRITISH ARCTIC EXPEDITION 1875-6. Illustrated autograph journal kept <br>by Commander Albert Hastings Markham. Est. $160,000-240,000.
    <b>Bonhams London June 24:</b> TURING (ALAN). Autograph letter signed ("Alan Turing"). Est. $63,000-94,000.
    <b>Bonhams London June 24:</b> MALLORY (GEORGE LEIGH). Series of thirty-four autograph letters and cards.<br>Est. $63,000-94,000.
    <b>Bonhams London June 24:</b> JOYCE (JAMES). <i>Ulysses</i>, First Edition, Number 282 OF 750 Copies. <br>Est. $94,000-130,000.
  • <b>Shapero Rare Books:</b> Latest catalogue - The Russian Turmoil 1917-45: An Émigré perspective
    <b>Shapero Rare Books:</b> S. Anichkova, Baroness Taube, [The Enigma of Lenin]. Prague, c. 1934.
    <b>Shapero Rare Books:</b> V. Purishkevich [The Diary of State Duma Member Vladimir Mitrofanovich Purishkevich]. Riga, 1924.
    <b>Shapero Rare Books:</b> O. Kugusheva [Wolf Pack]. Berlin, 1940.
    <b>Shapero Rare Books:</b> B.M. Kuznetsov [To Please Stalin / 1945-1946]. Canada, 1968.
  • <b>Sotheby's Paris</b> Livres et Manuscrits, 25 June 2015: Aristophane
    <b>Sotheby's Paris</b> Livres et Manuscrits, 25 June 2015: Boccacio
    <b>Sotheby's Paris</b> Livres et Manuscrits, 25 June 2015: Bonnard
    <b>Sotheby's Paris</b> Livres et Manuscrits, 25 June 2015: Borges
    <b>Sotheby's Paris</b> Livres et Manuscrits, 25 June 2015: Dali
    <b>Sotheby's Paris</b> Livres et Manuscrits, 25 June 2015: De Gaulle
    <b>Sotheby's Paris</b> Livres et Manuscrits, 25 June 2015: Iliazd, Picasso, Giacometti
    <b>Sotheby's Paris</b> Livres et Manuscrits, 25 June 2015: Kerver
    <b>Sotheby's Paris</b> Livres et Manuscrits, 25 June 2015: Miro & Hirtz
    <b>Sotheby's Paris</b> Livres et Manuscrits, 25 June 2015: Molière
    <b>Sotheby's Paris</b> Livres et Manuscrits, 25 June 2015: Picasso & Level
  • Lot 100: Beautifully preserved contemporary broadside of the Declaration of Independence. Estimate: $1,500,000-2,000,000
    Sotheby’s June 19. Lot 1: <br>Gutenberg Bible, the complete <br>Book of Esther, 1455, 8 leaves. <br>Estimate: $500,000-700,000
    Sotheby’s June 19. Lot 2: Flavius Josephus, Opera, 1470, first edition in Latin. Estimate: $100,000-150,000
    Sotheby’s June 19. Lot 15: Bonifacius VIII, Pont. Max. (Formerly Benedetto Gaetano), Liber sextus Decretalium, 1473, in contemporary Viennese binding. Estimate: $75,000-100,000
    Sotheby’s June 19. Lot 19: <br>Ansel Adams, Taos Pueblos, described by Ansel Easton Adams and described by Mary Austin,<br>1939. One of 100 copies, signed. Estimate: $30,000-40,000
    Sotheby’s June 19. Lot 29:<br>Ludwig Bemelmans, Parisian <br>street scene with Madeline, Miss Clavel and pupils. Original gouache and ink drawing, late 1950’s. Estimate: $25,000-35,000
    Sotheby’s June 19. Lot 40:<br>Charles Dickens, First edition<br>of Great Expectations, 1861. <br>Estimate: $80,000-120,000
    Sotheby’s June 19. Lot 50: Allen Ginsberg, Lenny Bruce, and other Beat authors, Collection of autographed and typed letters, 1950s-1970s . Est: $10,000-15,000
    Sotheby’s June 19. Lot 56: Hermann Hesse. autograph illustrated manuscript entitles Zwolf Gedichte, 1921. Estimate: $20,000-$30,000
    Sotheby’s June 19. Lot 69: Henri Matisse, autograph letter signed to his wife, Tangier, 1912, with original sketch for the painting Window in Tangier. Estimate: $15,000-20,000
    Sotheby’s June 19. Lot 79: Pablo Picasso, Luis de Gongora, Vingt Poèmes de Gongora, 1948.<br>Estimate: $10,000-15,000
    Sotheby’s June 19. Lot 99: The first book printing of the Declaration of Independence from Montesquieu’s library. Estimate: $300,000-500,000
    Sotheby’s June 19. Lot 100:<br>A Beautifully preserved contemporary broadside of the Declaration of Independence. Estimate: $1,500,000-2,000,000
    Sotheby’s June 19. Lot 122: Abraham Lincoln, An unrecorded letter to a Yale student dated May 27, 1858. Estimate: $50,000-70,000
    Sotheby’s June 19. Lot 144: George Washington, Autograph leaf from his discarded First Inaugural Address. Estimate: $175,000-275,000
    Sotheby’s June 19. Lot 150:<br>Roger Williams, The Bloudy <br>Tenent, London, 1644. A seminal work on religious freedom. <br>Estimate: $100,000-150,000
  • <b>Christie's London June 9th: Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts</b>
    <b>Christie's London June 9:</b> CASSATT, Mary (1844-1926). Document signed three times. Est. £3,000-5,000.
    <b>Christie's London June 9:</b> LENNON, John and Yoko ONO. Document signed ('John Lennon'; 'Yoko Ono'). Est. £4,000-6,000.
    <b>Christie's London June 9:</b><br>BOCHIUS, Joannes (1555-1609). Book describes in great detail ... visiting Archduke Albert of Austria and wife. Est. £3,000-5,000.
    <b>Christie's London June 9th: Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts</b>
    <b>Christie's London June 9:</b> CAVENDISH, William, 1st Duke of Newcastle (1592-1676). <i>A General System of Horsemanship in all its Branches.</i> Est. £3,500-4,500.
    <b>Christie's London June 9:</b> FERNÁN GONZÁLEZ,<i>Conde Fernan Gonzalez. Cronica del noble cavallero el conde Fernan Gonçalez.</i> Est. £5,000-£8,000.
    <b>Christie's London June 9:</b><br>SEWELL, Anna (1820-1878). <i>Black Beauty: His Grooms and Companions. The Autobiography of a Horse.</i><br>Est. £4,000-£6,000.
    <b>Christie's London June 9th: Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts</b>
    <b>Christie's London June 9:</b> WISDEN, John. <i>Cricketers' Almanack for 1898.</i> Est. £3,000-5,000.
    <b>Christie's London June 9:</b> IMPERATO, Ferrante (1550-1625). Historia Naturale. Venice: Combi & La Noù. Est. £2,500-3,500.
    <b>Christie's London June 9:</b><br>PEIGNOT, Etienne-Gabriel (1767-1849). Dictionaire raisonné de bibliologie. Paris: vols I-II = Villier, 1802. Est. £8,000-£12,000.
  • <b>Cowan's Auctions Americana History Live Saleroom Auction, June 12th.</b>
    <b>Cowan's Auctions June 12:</b> Lot 1. Turner Family Manuscript Archive. 200+ Letters. Est $6000-8000.
    <b>Cowan's Auctions June 12:</b> Lot 9. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Signed Naval Commission for Commander Peter Turner. Est $4000-6000.
    <b>Cowan's Auctions June 12:</b> Lot 15. <i>USS Constitution Watch,</i> Quarter and Station Bill for 1839, Kept by Lt. Peter Turner. Est $4000-6000.
    <b>Cowan's Auctions June 12:</b> Lot 30. Southworth & Hawes, Commodore Charles Morris, Three Daguerreotype Portraits. Est $15000-25000.
    <b>Cowan's Auctions Americana History Live Saleroom Auction, June 12th.
    <b>Cowan's Auctions June 12:</b> Lot 59. West Point Year Book, Class of May 6, 1861. Est $10000-15000.
    <b>Cowan's Auctions June 12:</b> Lot 70. University of Virginia Autograph Book, 1854-1855, Signed by Over 40 Confederate Officers, Including Martyred Southern Spy John Yates Beall. Est $4000-$6000.
    <b>Cowan's Auctions June 12:</b> Lot 73. Rare CSA General Robert E. Lee Clipped Signature as <i>Gen'l. Comm'd.</i> Est $4000-6000.
    <b>Cowan's Auctions June 12:</b> Lot 109. George S. Youngs, 126th New York Volunteers, POW Harper's Ferry, Civil War Archive. Est $4000-6000.
    <b>Cowan's Auctions Americana History Live Saleroom Auction, June 12th.</b>
    <b>Cowan's Auctions June 12:</b> Lot 114. Map of the Battle of Chancellorsville Showing Where Stonewall Jackson was Killed. Est $12000-15000.
    <b>Cowan's Auctions June 12:</b> Lot 149. M.C. Foote, 9th US Infantry, Archive Documenting Service during the Boxer Rebellion in China.<br>Est $3000-5000.
    <b>Cowan's Auctions June 12:</b> Lot 269. Connett, Eugene V. 3rd. <i>Magic Hours Wherein We Cast a Fly Here & There...</i> Est $10000-20000.
    <b>Cowan's Auctions June 12:</b> Lot 403. Annie Oakley (1860-1926). ANS, 5 x 6.5 in., n.d., n.p. Pencil note on verso. Est $3000-5000.
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