Rare Book Monthly

Articles - February - 2012 Issue

Heritage - A sale for Bibliophiles

Lot 36050 avedon.  an autobiography - signed

Richard Avedon, a signed autobiography

Ernest Hemingway. 36116

Three Stories & Ten Poems. [Paris]: Contact Publishing Co., 1923. First (and only) edition of Hemingway's first book, one of only 300 copies printed, this copy with a warm inscription from the author to the editors of The Little Review, the "little magazine" in Paris that had published his first mature prose work the same year: "For j.h. and Margaret Anderson with love from Hemingway" ("j.h." being Jane Heap).

Starting bid:  $55,000.  Estimate $75,000 up

Edgar Allan Poe. 36137

Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque. Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard, 1840. First edition, one of 750 printed, with the following points:

Starting bid:  $15,000.  Estimate $17,500 up

Michael Shaara. 36374

The Killer Angels. New York: David McKay, [1974]. First edition, first printing. Octavo. 374 pages. Publisher's binding and dust jacket. General rubbing and light wear with fold lines and tiny tears to jacket. Overall very good.

Starting bid:  $300.  Estimate $600 up

E. B. White. 36420

Charlotte's Web. Pictures by Garth Williams. New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, [1952]. First edition, with "I-B" on the copyright page.

Starting bid:  $300.  Estimate $600 up

[Joseph Priestly's copy]. 36561

Sammelband of Eighteenth Century Religious Texts. London: 1793. Twelvemo. Contemporary half leather with marbled boards. Rubbing and abrading to extremities with splitting joints. Inscriptions. Good.

Starting bid:  $300.  Estimate $600 up.

[Brooklyn and Elizabeth, N. J.:  C.P.R. News Service and Kolb Brothers, 1911] 36685

Two Hand-Colored Photo Albums, including: Scenes through the Canadian Rockies. [and:] The Grand Canyon of Arizona. [Brooklyn and Elizabeth, N. J.: C. P. R. News Service and Kolb Brothers, 1911]. Oblong folio albums with hand-colored mounted photographic reproductions: Canadian Rockies has twelve (and three loose additional photos), and Grand Canyon has eighteen. Both complete. Publishers' string-tied wraps. Some wear. Very good.

Starting bid:  $300.  Estimate $600 up.

Here are links to the entire as shown both on Heritage and AE.


Rare Book Monthly

  • <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Darwin, Charles. <i>On the Origin of Species.</i> Presentation Copy. Sold for $500,075.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Darwin, Charles. Autograph Letter Signed, 3 pp, negotiating the 2nd American edition with Appleton. Sold for $21,325.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Hemingway, Ernest. Autograph Letter Signed, 8 pp, Paris, 1924, to his father discussing Bullfighting, Stories, and his new baby. Sold for $25,075.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Shakespeare, William. <i>Corialanus.</i> London, 1623. 1st printing [Extracted from the First Folio]. Sold for $50,075.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Swift, Jonathan. <i>Gulliver's Travels.</i> London, 1726. 1st edition, Teerink's A edition, fine, large copy. Sold for $21,325.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Fitzroy, Robert. Autograph Letter Signed to agent Thomas Stilwell, informing him of the progress of H.M.S. Beagle. Sold for $17,575.
    <center><b>Bonhams<br> Property from the Collection of Nicole and William R. Keck II</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Shakespeare, William. <i>Sonnets.</i> 1901. 2 volumes. Printed on vellum and illuminated by Ross Turner, bound by Trautz-Bauzonnet. Sold for $13,825.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Beardsley, Aubrey. <i>The Birth, Life, and Acts of King Arthur.</i> 1893-94. 2 volumes. Contemporary painted vellum gilt by Chivers. Sold for $5,325.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Assisi, St. Francis. <i>The Canticle of Brother Sun.</i> Illuminated on vellum, for the Grolier Society. Sold for $7,575.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Rackham, Arthur. <i>Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens.</i> 1/500 copies signed by Rackham. Sold for $4,825.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Proust, Marcel. <i>Du coté de chez Swann.</i> 1st edition, 1st issue. Inscribed by Proust. Sold for $8,825.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Ian Fleming, <i>Goldfinger,</i> first edition, inscribed to Sir Henry Cotton, MBE, London, 1959. Sold for $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Joseph Brant, Mohawk Chief, ALS, writing after pledging support to King George III against American rebels, 1776. Sold for a record $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Sonia Delaunay, <i>Ses Peintures</i> . . ., 20 pochoir plates, Paris, 1925. Sold for a record $13,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Diana, Princess of Wales, 6 autograph letters signed to British <i>Vogue</i> editor, 1989-92. Sold for $10,400.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Alexander Hamilton, ALS, as Secretary of the Treasury covering costs of the new U.S. Mint, 1793. Sold for $12,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Benjamin Graham & David L. Dodd, <i>Security Analysis,</i> first edition, inscribed by Graham to a Wall Street trader, NY, 1934. Sold for $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> George Barbier & François-Louis Schmied, <i>Personnages de Comédie,</i> Paris, 1922. Sold for $9,375.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Alphonse Mucha, <i>Ilsée, Princesse de Tripoli,</i> Paris, 1897. Sold for a record $13,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Ralph Waldo Emerson, <i>The Dial,</i> first edition of the reconstituted issue, Emerson’s copy with inscriptions, Cincinnati, 1860. Sold for a record $3,250.

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