Source : Siebert

Source Title The Frank T. Siebert Library of the North American Indian and the American Frontier
Description "Dr. Siebert's library of the North American Indian is probably the last great collection of Americana to chronicle and follow the frontier across our continent. It was formed over a period of more than fifty years by probably the most knowledgeable Americanist of his time.

Rarity after rarity in remarkable condition, numbering about fifteen hundred books, pamphlets, broadsides, maps, manuscripts, prints, photographs, and newspapers, some famously elusive or the nicest copies in existence, crammed into a nondescript cottage in the middle of Maine, leaving little room for living - this collection was known to the rare book librarians and dealers, and noted by bibliographers, but never seen by other bookmen until Dr. Siebert's death last year [1998] at the age of eight-five."

From the introduction to the catalogue for the first of two sales.

This sale was conducted on 21 May 1999 and the second sale on October 28th of the same year.
Scope of Text
Total Records in AED 1084
  • <b>Shapero Rare Books:</b> Latest catalogue: 50 Fine Books 2015
    <b>Shapero Rare Books:</b> M. Catesby,<br>The Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands (London, 1729-77).
    <b>Shapero Rare Books:</b> Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility (London, 1811). First edition of the Austen’s first published novel.
    <b>Shapero Rare Books:</b> Koronatsionniy sbornik [Album of Nicholas II's coronation] (St. Petersburg, 1899): preferred deluxe version in Russian.
    <b>Shapero Rare Books:</b> A complete set of John Gould's magnificent bird books in attractive contemporary bindings (1831-88).
    <b>Shapero Rare Books:</b> Andy Warhol, Bald Eagle from Endangered Species. Screenprint in colours, 1983, signed in pencil.
    <b>Shapero Rare Books:</b> Sir Ernest Shackleton, South: The story of Shackleton’s last expedition 1914-1917 (London, 1919).
    <b>Shapero Rare Books:</b> J.J. Audubon, The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America (NY, 1845-54): The largest successful colour plate book of 19th-century America.
    <b>Shapero Rare Books:</b> Geoffrey Chaucer, The Works (Kelmscott Press, 1896). One of the finest illustrated books ever produced.
    <b>Shapero Rare Books:</b> Lev Tolstoy, Anna Karenina (Moscow, 1879):<br>first edition in book form of the celebrated novel.
  • <b>Leslie Hindman May 7th:</b> THE <br>QUILL. <i>A Magazine of Greenwich Village</i>. 30 issues, 1918-1925 Estimate: $1,000-2,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman May 7th:</b> VIEW:<br>The Modern Magazine. Marcel Duchamp number. March, 1945. Estimate: 400-600
    <b>Leslie Hindman May 7th:</b> Ortelius, Abraham. Maris Pacifici. [Antwerp], 1589.
    <b>Leslie Hindman May 7th:</b> Melville, Herman. <i>Moby Dick; or, The Whale</i>. New York, 1851. First American edition, first issue.
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers: Fine Books and Manuscripts, May 7, 2015.</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman May 7th:</b> Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan. <i>Works </i>. Garden City, 1930. 24 vols. Signed. 
    <b>Leslie Hindman May 7th:</b> Pockocke, Richard. <i>A Description of the East,</i> and Some Other Countries.London, 1743-1745. First edition.
    <b>Leslie Hindman May 7th:</b> Audubon, John James, after. <i>American Elk - Apiti Deer, Cervus Canadensus</i>, plate LXII, no. 13.
    <b>Leslie Hindman May 7th:</b> Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Felix. Autographed letter signed, July 20, 1832. To Aloys Fuchs.
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers: Fine Books and Manuscripts, May 7, 2015.</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman May 7th:</b> Lee, Robert E. Autographed letter signed, to Ulysses S. Grant. February 21, 1865.
    <b>Leslie Hindman May 7th:</b> Campbell, Colin. <i>Vitruvius Britannicus</i>. London, 1715-125, 1767, 1771. 5 vols. First edition
    <b>Leslie Hindman May 7th:</b> Lincoln, Abraham. Autographed letter signed, 1p., to Judge W.A. Minshall. September 6, 1849.
    <b>Leslie Hindman May 7th:</b> A Century <br>of Progress International Exposition. Chicago, 1933-1934. Chicago,<br>(c. 1934). Mayor Cermak copy.).
    <b>Leslie Hindman May 7th:</b> The Nonesuch Dickens. Bloomsbury, 1937-1938. 22 volumes, limited.
  • <b>London, King Street: 27 May 2015</b>
    <b>CHRISTIE'S EXCEPTIONAL PRICES:</b> THE GUTENBERG BIBLE, MAINZ. Price realized: $5,390,000. Oct 1987, NY.
    <b>CHRISTIE'S EXCEPTIONAL PRICES:</b> LEONARDO DA VINCI, Codex Hammer. Price realized: $30,802,500. Nov 1994 NY
    <b>London, King Street: 27 May 2015</b>
    <b>CHRISTIE'S EXCEPTIONAL PRICES:</b> THE FORBES COLLECTION, Price realized: $40,900,000. Mar 2002, New York.
    <b>CHRISTIE'S EXCEPTIONAL PRICES:</b> ANDRE FRANQUIN, SPIROU ET FANTASIO. Price realized: €157,500. Apr 2014, Paris, France.
    <b>London, King Street: 27 May 2015</b>
    <b>CHRISTIE'S EXCEPTIONAL PRICES:</b> THE GREAT HOURS OF GALEAZZO MARIA SFORZA. Price realized: £1,217,250. Jul 2011, London.
    <b>CHRISTIE'S EXCEPTIONAL PRICES:</b> THE ROTHSCHILD PRAYERBOOK. A Book of Hours, use of Rome, in Latin. Price realized: $13,605,000.
  • <b>Bonhams Apr 13:</b> TURING, ALAN MATHISON. 1912-1954. Composition notebook. Refer to department for estimate.
    <b>Bonhams Apr 13:</b> ENIGMA MACHINE. A Rare 3-rotor German Enigma I Enciphering Machine (aka Heeres Enigma). Est $140,000-180,000.
    <b>Bonhams Apr 13:</b> BIBLE IN ENGLISH—1611. The Holy Bible, Conteyning the Old Testament, and the New... Est $100,000-200,000.
    <b>Bonhams Apr 13:</b> DECLARATION<br>OF INDEPENDENCE. The Providence Gazette; And Country Journal. <br>Est $80,000-120,000.
    <b>Bonhams Apr 13:</b> BOWIE, JAMES. 1796-1836. Document Signed "James Bowie". Est $50,000-70,000.
    <b>Bonhams Apr 13:</b> KING, AUGUSTA ADA, COUNTESS OF LOVELACE. 1815-1852. Autograph letter signed "A.A. Lovelace". Est $25,000-35,000.
    <b>Bonhams Apr 13:</b> MELVILLE, HERMAN. 1819-1891. Moby-Dick. <i>Doors Vocalist Jim Morrison's Copy.</i><br>Est $25,000-35,000.
    <b>Bonhams Apr 13:</b> VANCOUVER, GEORGE. 1757-1798. A Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific Ocean. Est $20,000-30,000.
    <b>Bonhams Apr 13:</b> [KING, AUGUSTA ADA, COUNTESS OF LOVELACE. 1815-1852.] Est. $18,000-20,000.
    <b>Bonhams Apr 13:</b> CIVIL WAR<br>THE FIRST SECESSION BROADSIDE. Charleston Mercury Extra.<br>Est $15,000-20,000.
    <b>Bonhams Apr 13:</b> BILL OF RIGHTS. Gazette of the United States.<br>Est $12,000-18,000.
    <b>Bonhams Apr 13:</b> GEISEL, THEODOR SEUSS. 1904-1991. Original painted clay sculpture, Mulberry Street Unicorn. Est $30,000-50,000.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries: Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books, May 19</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 19:</b> Pieter Goos, <i>De Zee-Atlas/Ofte Water-Wereld</i>, with 41 engraved maps in original hand-color, Amsterdam, 1672. $70,000 to $100,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 19:</b> John James Audubon, Wood Ibiss, <i>Plate CCXVI.</i>, hand-colored plate<br>from double elephant folio edition Birds of America, London, 1834. $30,000 to $50,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 19:</b> John James Audubon, autograph manuscript, unsigned, a working draft for <i>Plate 67</i>, Red-Winged Starling, with a copy of the plate, 1820s-30s. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries: Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books, May 19</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 19:</b> Engraved view of Honolulu printed at Lahainaluna Seminary press, Lahainalua, 1837. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 19:</b> 11 large watercolor drawings of fieldpieces, folio or double elephant folio sheets, circa 1750-1800. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 19:</b> Pierre-Joseph Redouté, Crocus sativus, watercolor, France, 1802-16. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries: Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books, May 19</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 19:</b> Johannes de Laet, <i>Novus Orbis seu Descriptionis Indiae Occidentalis</i>, Leiden, 1633. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 19:</b> Hendrik Doncker, <i>De Zee-Atlas / Ofte Water-Waereld</i>, with 31 hand-colored engraved maps, Amsterdam, 1660. $60,000 to $90,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 19:</b> Gerard Van Keulen, <i>Nieuwe Wassende Graaden Paskaart</i>, Amsterdam, circa 1720. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 19:</b> Double-page engraved map of the Mississippi watershed, Paris, 1718. $5,000 to $7,500.