• <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> Proust, Marcel. <i>Du coté de chez Swann.</i> 1st edition, 1st issue. Inscribed by Proust. Sold for $8,825.
    <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.
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts Online<br>Now through June 21</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, June 21:</b> THOREAU, HENRY DAVID. <i> Walden: or, Life in the Woods.</i> Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1854. $15,000 to $20,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, June 21:</b> BUKOWSKI, CHARLES. Archive of Correspondence Addressed to Kay "Kaja" Johnson, Los Angeles, California: July – November 1961. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, June 21:</b> DICKENS, CHARLES, AND GEORGE CRUIKSHANK [ILLUSTRATOR]. Unpublished autograph letter signed, to Cruikshank, completed on the artist's proof, related to the publication of The Pic-Nic Papers. $7,000 to $10,000
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts Online<br>Now through June 21</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, June 21:</b> FEYNMAN, RICHARD. <i>"Surely You’re Joking Mr. Feynman!" Adventures of a Curious Character.</i> As Told to Ralph Leighton. New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 1985. $12,000 to $18,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, June 21:</b> GERSHWIN, GEORGE. Autograph music manuscript of "Leavin’ for de Promise’ Lan’" from the opera Porgy and Bess, Act One Scene Two. $25,000 to $35,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, June 21:</b> LINCOLN, ABRAHAM. Document signed ("Abraham Lincoln") as sixteenth president, being a military commission for Rufus H. Johnson. $8,000 to $10,000
  • <center><b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>Printed Books, Maps & Documents, Children’s Books & Modern First Editions<br>June 19/20</b><br>
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 19/20:</b> Cook, James. <i>A Voyage towards the South Pole,</i> 1st edition, 1777. Presentation copy to James Furneaux. £3,000 to £5,000
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 19/20:</b> Mathews, Gregory M. <i>The Birds of Australia,</i> 13 volumes, 1st edition, 1910-27. A fine set, with 600 hand-coloured lithographs. £3,000 to £5,000
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 19/20:</b> Shelley, George Ernest. <i>Monograph of the Nectariniidae,</i> 1st edition, 1876-80. With 121 hand-coloured lithographic plates by Keulemans. £2,000 to £3,000
    <center><b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>Printed Books, Maps & Documents, Children’s Books & Modern First Editions<br>June 19/20</b><br>
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 19/20:</b> Nostradamus, Michel de. <i>The True Prophecies or Prognostications,</i> 1st edition in English, 1672. £3,000 to £5,000
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 19/20:</b> Collodi, Carlo. <i>Le Avventure di Pinocchio,</i> 1st edition, 1883. Original cloth. £6,000 to £8,000
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 19/20:</b> Kelmscott Press. <i>The Life and Death of Jason,</i> 1895. One of 200 copies on paper. £2,000 to £3,000
    <center><b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>Printed Books, Maps & Documents, Children’s Books & Modern First Editions<br>June 19/20</b><br>
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 19/20:</b> Ambler, Eric. <i>Uncommon Danger,</i> 1st edition, 1937. With the dust jacket. £1,500 to £2,000
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 19/20:</b> Huxley, Aldous. <i>Crome Yellow,</i> 1st edition, 1921. Rare in the dust jacket. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 19/20:</b> Isherwood, Christopher. <i>Goodbye to Berlin,</i> 1st edition, 1939. With the dust jacket, £1,000 to £1,500
    <center><b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>Printed Books, Maps & Documents, Children’s Books & Modern First Editions<br>June 19/20</b><br>
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 19/20:</b> Lewis, C. S. Autograph letter signed to Charles Jasper Sisson (1885-1966), 1937. £1,000 to £1,500
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 19/20:</b> Tolkien, J. R. R. <i>The Lord of the Rings,</i> 1956-7. Signed by Tolkien in each volume. £7,000 to £10,000
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 19/20:</b> Wells, H. G. <i>The War of the Worlds,</i> 1st edition, 1898. Inscribed by Wells with autograph self-portrait. £3,000 to £5,000
  • <b>Doyle, The Estate of Oleg Cassini. June 27</b>
    <b>Doyle, The Estate of Oleg Cassini:</b> KENNEDY ONASSIS, JACQUELINE Typed letter signed to Oleg Cassini. $400 to $600
    <b>Doyle, The Estate of Oleg Cassini:</b> [CASSINI-KENNEDY FASHIONS] Important archives related to the development of fashions for Mrs. Kennedy… $4,000 to $6,000
    <b>Doyle, The Estate of Oleg Cassini:</b> [CASSINI-KENNEDY FASHIONS] Detailed ledger of the Kennedy White House years… $500 to $800
    <b>Doyle, The Estate of Oleg Cassini:</b> KELLY, GRACE. Four autograph letters to Oleg Cassini. $5,000 to $8,000
    <b>Doyle, The Estate of Oleg Cassini. June 27</b>
    <b>Doyle, The Estate of Oleg Cassini:</b> CASSINI, OLEG. Group of Kennedy-era original fashion sketches. $1,000 to $1,500
    <b>Doyle, The Estate of Oleg Cassini:</b> KENNEDY ONASSIS, JACQUELINE. Autograph letter signed to Oleg Cassini. $800 to $1,200
    <b>Doyle, The Estate of Oleg Cassini:</b> CASSINI, OLEG. Fashion sketch titled “Mrs. Kennedy-Palais de Versailles-State Dinner.” $800 to $1,200
    Doyle, The Estate of Oleg Cassini: [CASSINI, OLEG - KENNEDY, JACQUELINE.] Group of approximately 130 original fashion designs… $800 to $1,200

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Rare Book Hub: 30 Auctions Archived, Another 34 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 9 March 2019 30 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 5 denominated in euros, 5 in British pounds, and 20 in US dollars.  Sales totaled $13,191,191 as 9,035 lots were offered and 7,659 sold for a 85% success rate.  The auction market for collectible paper continues to be very strong.

 

3 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

ChristiesMasterpieces of Design and Photography - Photographs on March 6th: $4,617,690 
Swann Galleries19th Century Prints and Drawings on March 5th: $2,741,636 
Heritage AuctionsBooks on March 6th: $1,684,038 
 

7 auctions saw total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered in the sale: 

SkinnerAmerican Furniture & Decorative Arts - Prints on March 2nd: 153.59% 
Heritage AuctionsBooks on March 6th: 140.89% 
Swann GalleriesEarly Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books on March 7th: 124.32% 
Leland Little AuctionsImportant Spring Auction - Books, Prints on March 2nd: 121.78% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on March 6th: 120.14% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsFine Art - Prints on March 7th: 109.67% 
Waverly AuctionsWaverly Rare Books Presidential & Americana Auction on February 28th: 104.60% 


18 sales saw at least 80% of their lots sell: 

Heritage AuctionsWeekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 3/29 on March 5th: 100.00% 
Leland Little AuctionsImportant Spring Auction - Books, Prints on March 2nd: 100.00% 
National Book AuctionsCartography, Books-on-Books, Antique, etc. on March 3rd: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 2/24 on March 3rd: 99.47% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 2/3 on March 3rd: 99.04% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on March 2nd: 98.82% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 2/24 on March 3rd: 97.84% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 2/26 on March 5th: 97.84% 
Dirk Soulis AuctionsMultiple Estates Art and Antiques on March 2nd: 97.22% 
Heritage AuctionsBooks on March 6th: 96.90% 
Waverly AuctionsWaverly Rare Books Presidential & Americana Auction on February 28th: 95.26% 
SkinnerAmerican Furniture & Decorative Arts - Prints on March 2nd: 92.50% 
Swann GalleriesEarly Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books on March 7th: 91.27% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on March 6th: 89.68% 
Rachel Davis Fine ArtsSporting Books and Art and Art Books on March 2nd: 89.58% 
ChristiesMasterpieces of Design and Photography - Photographs on March 6th: 85.71% 
PBA GalleriesMystery and Detective Fiction on March 7th: 81.36% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on March 7th: 80.20% 
 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Christies Self-Portrait ('The Constructor') on March 6th Actual price: USD $1,250,370.
  2. Christies Shell (Nautilus) on March 6th Actual price: USD $680,130.
  3. Christies Mailänder Dom (innen), Mailand on March 6th Actual price: USD $553,410.
  4. Christies Fördertürme (Winding Towers) on March 6th Actual price: USD $442,530.
  5. Christies Yellow Sea on March 6th Actual price: USD $313,500.
  6. Christies Teenage couple on Hudson Street N.Y.C, 1963 on March 6th Actual price: USD $272,250.
  7. Christies Cigarette No. 37, New York on March 6th Actual price: USD $231,000.
  8. Christies Avedon Paris on March 6th Actual price: USD $231,000.
  9. Christies May Day I on March 6th Actual price: USD $198,000.
  10. RR Auction Mao Zedong, Zhou Enlai, and World Leaders on March 6th Actual price: USD $192,659.
  11. Heritage Auctions The Federalist: A Collection of Essays, Written in Favour of the New Constitution, as Agreed upon by the Federal Convention, September 17, 1787. on March 6th Actual price: USD $187,500.
  12. Christies Lutz & Alex, Schwanzgriff on March 6th Actual price: USD $165,000.
  13. Christies Paradise 03, Daintree, Australien on March 6th Actual price: USD $156,750.
  14. Christies Lutz & Alex sitting in the trees on March 6th Actual price: USD $123,750.
  15. Swann Galleries Homme à la Pipe: Portrait du Docteur Gachet. on March 5th Actual price: USD $106,250.
  16. Swann Galleries Don Quichotte e Sancio Panza. on March 5th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  17. Heritage Auctions Moo-Reese Tabletop Cow. on March 6th Actual price: USD $93,750.
  18. Swann Galleries La Prose du Transsibérien et de la petite Jehanne de France by Blaise Cendrars. on March 5th Actual price: USD $87,500.
  19. Swann Galleries Illustrations of the Book of Job. on March 5th Actual price: USD $87,500.
  20. Swann Galleries Sommer I. on March 5th Actual price: USD $81,250.
  21. Heritage Auctions Red Harvest. on March 6th Actual price: USD $75,000.
  22. RR Auction Sun Yat-sen on March 6th Actual price: USD $67,759.
  23. Heritage Auctions The Big Sleep. on March 6th Actual price: USD $57,500.
  24. Swann Galleries Natura Morta con Cinque Oggetti. on March 5th Actual price: USD $47,500.
  25. Swann Galleries Le Permissionaire. on March 5th Actual price: USD $47,500.



30 total sales reported this week:

Guernseys. Collector's Odyssey - Day 2 on February 21st: 66.33%
Guernseys. Collector's Odyssey - Day 1 on February 20th: 70.05%
Thomaston Place Auction Galleries. Rare Books, Documents, Graphic Arts and Photographs on March 1st: 68.58%
PBA Galleries. Mystery and Detective Fiction on March 7th: 81.36%
Swann Galleries. Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books on March 7th: 91.27%
RR Auction. Marvels of Modern Music - Internet bidstart 3/7 on March 6th: 65.51%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Fine Art - Prints on March 7th: 70.30%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps and Documents on March 6th: 89.68%
Rossini. DISPERSION OF M. GAULARD'S COLLECTION, FIRST PART, on March 5th: 60.43%
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Sporting Books and Art and Art Books on March 2nd: 89.58%
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Multiple Estates Art and Antiques on March 2nd: 97.22%
Christies. Masterpieces of Design and Photography - Photographs on March 6th: 85.71%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on March 7th: 80.20%
Waverly Auctions. Waverly Rare Books Presidential & Americana Auction on February 28th: 95.26%
Heritage Auctions. Books on March 6th: 96.90%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on March 6th: 72.97%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on March 5th: 79.52%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Select Modern and Contemporary Editions and Artists' Books on March 5th: 79.89%
Swann Galleries. 19th Century Prints and Drawings on March 5th: 68.79%
Heritage Auctions. Weekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 3/29 on March 5th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 2/26 on March 5th: 97.84%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 2/24 on March 3rd: 99.47%
National Book Auctions. Cartography, Books-on-Books, Antique, etc. on March 3rd: 100.00%
Leland Little Auctions. Important Spring Auction - Books, Prints on March 2nd: 100.00%
Skinner. American Furniture & Decorative Arts - Prints on March 2nd: 92.50%
Purcell Auctioneers. Railwayana - signs, posters - books, prints on February 27th: 63.53%
Aste Bolaffi. Mountain Memorabilia on February 28th: 60.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 2/24 on March 3rd: 97.84%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 2/3 on March 3rd: 99.04%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on March 2nd: 98.82%


For the week ahead 34 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Mar. 11th
Bonhams. New York. The Medical and Scientific Library of W. Bruce Fye. 404 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Wigwam Auction - session 5. 521 lots
Robert Siegel Galleries. New York. United States Postal History. 998 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 66 lots

Tue. Mar. 12th
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. Berlin. Autographs. 733 lots
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. BIBLIOTHÈQUE JEAN-PAUL LAURENCHET GASTRONOMY WINE TASTING. 400 lots
Bonhams. New York. Extraordinary Books and Manuscripts. 57 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 3/5. 609 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Weekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 3/5. 205 lots
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Judaica, Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinic Letters. 379 lots

Wed. Mar. 13th
Purcell Auctioneers. Birr. Irish Interest Books - Railwayana Books and Ephemera. 602 lots
Vermot de Pas. Paris. Library about Gastronomy - Part 1. 447 lots
Nye & Company Auctioneers. Bloomfield. Timed Auction, Session 2: Fine Art Prints. 7 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Vintage Photographs of Norman Seeff - Online bidstart 2/26. 50 lots
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . Fine Art - Prints. 131 lots

Thu. Mar. 14th
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Cape Town. Books - PREVIEW - Internet Bidstart 3/7. 506 lots
Artcurial. Paris. Prints and Illustrated Books. 242 lots
Bonhams. New York. Treasures from the Eric C. Caren Collection - Online bidstart 3/6. 267 lots
Doyle New York. New York. Travel & Sport in India & Asia from the Library of Arnold 'Jake' Johnson - bidstart 2/28. 335 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs and Artifacts - Internet bid start 2/22. 761 lots
Soler Y Llach. Barcelona. Books, Manuscripts and Collecting. 851 lots
Nye & Company Auctioneers. Bloomfield. Timed Backyard Auction - Books and Prints. 72 lots
FRAYSSE & Associés. Paris. Collection of Mr. X - Portulan map. 1 lots
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Animation Art - Online Only. 104 lots

Fri. Mar. 15th
Marc van de Wiele Auctions. Brugge. Spring Auction - Books and Prints. 1093 lots
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. The Adventure & Exploration Library of Steve Fossett, Part II. 292 lots

Sat. Mar. 16th
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Fine Art - Prints. 137 lots
Vermot de Pas. Paris. Comic Strips, Original Boards, Japanese Animation. 615 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Signature Auction. 908 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper.

Sun. Mar. 17th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 2/17. 176 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 3/10.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 3/10.
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Fine Art - Prints. 54 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <center><b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>The Library and Picture Collection of the late Martin Woolf Orskey<br>June 26</b>
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 26:</b> Book of Hours. Illuminated manuscript, Flanders or northern France, c. 1450. With 12 full-page illuminated miniatures. £10,000 to £15,000
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 26:</b> Zahrawi, Abu’-Qasim, al- (c. 936-1013). <i>Albucasis chirurgicorum omnium,</i> Strasbourg, 1532. The first comprehensive illustrated treatise on surgery. £3,000 to £5,000
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 26:</b> Milles, Thomas. <i>The Custumers Alphabet and Primer,</i> 1608. Gilt supralibros of 17th-century English bibliophile Edward Gwynn. £2,000 to £3,000
    <center><b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>The Library and Picture Collection of the late Martin Woolf Orskey<br>June 26</b>
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 26:</b> Guillemeau, Jacques. <i>Child-Birth or, the Happy Deliverie of Women,</i> 1st edition in English, 1612. The second midwifery manual printed in English. £1,500 to £2,000
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 26:</b> Rabisha, William. <i>The Whole Body of Cookery Dissected,</i> 1st edition, 1661. Rare. Five copies in libraries. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 26:</b> Royal binding. <i>An Abridgment of the English Military Discipline,</i> 1678. Contemporary red goatskin gilt by Samuel Mearne for Charles II (1630-1865). £1,500 to £2,000
    <center><b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>The Library and Picture Collection of the late Martin Woolf Orskey<br>June 26</b>
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 26:</b> Pallavicino, Ferrante. <i>The Whores Rhetorick,</i> 1st edition in English, 1683. Rare anti-Jesuit satire. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 26:</b> Swift, Jonathan. <i>The Benefit of Farting,</i> 1st London edition, 1722. Teerink 19. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 26:</b> Edwards, George. <i>Natural History of Uncommon Birds</i> [and] <i>Gleanings of Natural History,</i> 7 volumes, 1743-64. Contemporary tree calf, 362 hand-coloured engraved plates. £8,000 to £12,000
    <center><b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>The Library and Picture Collection of the late Martin Woolf Orskey<br>June 26</b>
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 26:</b> Campbell, Patrick. <i>Travels in the Interior Inhabited Parts of North America,</i> 1st edition, 1793. Howes C101; Sabin 10264. Uncut in original boards. £5,000 to £8,000
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 26:</b> Hearne, Samuel. <i>A Journey from Prince of Wales's Fort in Hudson's Bay, to the Northern Ocean,</i> 1st edition, 1795. Sabin 31181. Large-paper copy. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 26:</b> Edgeworth, Maria. <i>The Match Girl, A Novel,</i> 1808. £1,000 to £1,500
  • <b>Chiswick Auctions:</b> Rowling (J.K). <i>Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone,</i> FIRST EDITION, first issue, 1997. £15,000 to £20,000
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 20:</b> NYC pride parade photos by Hank O’Neal, annotated on verso by Allen Ginsberg, 1970s. Pictured is Marsha P. Johnson. $70,000 to $100,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 20:</b> David Wojnarowicz, <i>Neon Dancer,</i> postcard signed to Jim Fouratt, 1982. $5,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 20:</b> Personal papers of Candy Darling, New York, circa 1950s-1973. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 20:</b> Walt Whitman, <i>Memoranda of the War,</i> Remembrance Copy, inscribed to Peter Doyle, from “the author with his love,” Camden, 1875-76. $50,000 to $75,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 20:</b> Oscar Wilde, <i>The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy for Serious People,</i> first edition, signed, London, 1899. $50,000 to $70,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 20:</b> James Baldwin, <i>Giovanni’s Room,</i> first edition, presentation copy, New York, 1956. $1,800 to $2,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 20:</b> JEB (Joan E. Biren), <i>Ginger and Catherine,</i> silver print, 1972. $700 to $1,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 20:</b> Su Negrin, <i>Gay Liberation,</i> photograph by Peter Hujar, poster published by Times Change Press, 1970. $400 to $600.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 20:</b> Harvey Milk, Autograph Letter Signed, as acting Mayor of San Francisco, March 7, 1978. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 23:</b> Lester Beall, <i>Rural Electrification Administration,</i> 1939. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 20:</b> Gerda Wegener, <i>Two Women in a Window,</i> watercolor, chalk & wash, circa 1920. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 20:</b> Jean Cocteau, original sketchbook, <i>Le Mystère et Antigone,</i> including sketches of his lover Jean Desbordes, 1932. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 20:</b> Djuna Barnes, <i>Ladies Almanack . . . Written & Illustrated by A Lady of Fashion,</i> limited edition, signed & inscribed to her literary executor, 1928. $10,000 to $15,000.