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Auction Info

Auction Name
Natural History, Travel and Americana featuring the Dodge Family Autograph Collection
Auction Date
10/23/2019 - 10/23/2019
Sale Number
#25263
Total Lots
321
Sold Lots
212
Lots Sold
66.04%
Unsold Lots
109
Total Sales (USD)
1,822,869.00
Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
1,007,100.00
High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
1,534,700.00
Low Estimate of All Lots (USD)
1,337,500.00
High Estimate of All Lots (USD)
2,031,500.00
Total Sales as a % of High Est.
89.73%

Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
211 SMITH, CHRISTOPHER WEBB. 1793-1871.

Indian Ornithology.

1828 USD 50,000.00 - 80,000.00 USD 275,075.00
82 JAMES, JESSE. 1847-1882.

Autograph Letter Signed ("Jesse W. James") denying accusations of being a horse thief,

USD 200,000.00 - 300,000.00 USD 212,575.00
5 AUSTEN, JANE. 1775-1817.

Autograph Letter Signed ("J. Austen"), to her sister Cassandra, discussing intimate affairs,

USD 80,000.00 - 120,000.00 USD 200,075.00
160 KOSSE, THEODORE, AND T. SCOTT.

Map of the City of Houston and Environs... according to the latest Survey's compiled and drawn by Th. Kosse.

1867 USD 30,000.00 - 50,000.00 USD 75,075.00
246 DUPRÉ, LOUIS. 1789-1837.

Voyage à Athènes et à Constantinople.

1825 USD 40,000.00 - 60,000.00 USD 50,075.00
111 WILSON, F.M.

Manuscript journal, A Journal of a Tour with the 1873 Yellowstone Expedition with a Surveyting Team for the Northern Pacific Railroad,

USD 6,000.00 - 9,000.00 USD 50,075.00
88 MCKENNEY, THOMAS L. 1785-1859; AND JAMES HALL. 1793-1868.

History of the Indian Tribes of North America.

1838-42-44. USD 40,000.00 - 60,000.00 USD 47,575.00
1 ADAMS, JOHN. 1735-1826.

Autograph Letter Signed ("J Adams") written while in the hospital recovering from his 1764 small pox inoculation

USD 30,000.00 - 50,000.00 USD 40,075.00
177 AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES. 1785-1851.

The Birds of America, from Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories.

1840-1844. USD 20,000.00 - 30,000.00 USD 35,075.00
311 ROBERTS, DAVID. 1796-1864.

Egypt & Nubia, from drawings made on the spot by David Roberts, R.A., with historical descriptions by William Brockedon....

1846-1849. USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 26,325.00
210 SELIGMANN, JOHANN MICHAEL. 1720-1762.

Verzameling van Uitlandsche en Zeldzaame Vogelen....

1772-81. USD 20,000.00 - 30,000.00 USD 25,075.00
245 DODWELL, EDWARD. 1767-1832.

Views in Greece.

1821 USD 20,000.00 - 30,000.00 USD 25,075.00
199 HOLBROOK, JOHN EDWARDS. 1794-1871.

North American Herpetology; or, A Description of the Reptiles inhabiting the United States.

1842 USD 15,000.00 - 20,000.00 USD 25,075.00
34 LINCOLN, ABRAHAM. 1809-1865.

Manuscript Document Signed ("Abraham Lincoln") appointing William E. Dodge an allotment commissioner from the State of New York, 1 p,

USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00 USD 21,325.00
251 KRAZEISEN, KARL. 1794-1878.

Bildnisse ausgezeichneter Griechen und Philhellenen.

1828-1831. USD 15,000.00 - 25,000.00 USD 20,075.00
255 STUART, JAMES; AND NICOLAS REVETT.

The Antiquities of Athens.

1762-1830. USD 15,000.00 - 25,000.00 USD 18,825.00
310 REINHARD, JOSEPH. 1749-1824.

Collection de Costumes Suisses des XXII Cantons.

1819 USD 15,000.00 - 25,000.00 USD 18,825.00
207 RICHARDSON, JOHN. 1787-1865.

Fauna Boreali-Americana; or The Zoology of The Northern Parts of British America....

1829-1837. USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 18,825.00
105 TANNER, HENRY SCHENCK. 1786-1858.

A New American Atlas containing Maps of Several States of the North American Union, projected and drawn on a uniform scale.

1818-23. USD 6,000.00 - 9,000.00 USD 17,575.00
202 MATHEWS, GREGORY MACALISTER. 1876-1949.

The Birds of Australia.

1910-27. USD 12,000.00 - 18,000.00 USD 17,575.00
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b><br>Dr. Seuss, pen, ink & watercolor, calendar illustration, Thomas D. Murphy Company, 1937. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Georges Lepape, <i>Sur la Terrasse,</i> gouache & pencil, cover for <i>Vogue,</i> 1930. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Charles Dana Gibson, <i>The Coming Game, Yale vs. Vassar,</i> pen & ink, for <i>Life</i> magazine, 1895. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b><br>H.A. Rey, color pencil, charcoal, watercolor & gouache, for <i>Rafi et les 9 singes,</i> 1939. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Ernest H. Shepard, pen & ink, for Kenneth Grahame’s <i>Bertie’s Escapade,</i> 1949. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Charles Schulz, <i>The Biggest Star Measured So Far,</i> ink & wash, original <i>Peanuts</i> cartoon, published 1961. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Saul Steinberg, <i>12 Biographies, A to B,</i> pen & ink with collage, final illustration in his book <i>The Labyrinth,</i> 1960. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b><br>Jo Mielziner, <i>A Streetcar Named Desire,</i> watercolor, graphite & gouache, first color study for the award-winning 1947 production. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Charles Addams, <i>Nevermore,</i> watercolor & ink, for <i>The New Yorker,</i> 1973. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> James Montgomery Flagg, <i>I Should Worry,</i> watercolor, gouache & graphite, cover for <i>Judge</i> magazine, 1914. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Edward Gorey, <i>Swan Lake, Hunters/Siegfried, Van Rothbart,</i> watercolor, pen & ink, costume designs, 1975. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Ludwig Bemelmans, <i>Sketch for Madeline,</i> gouache & ink. $6,000 to $9,000.
  • <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 25th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b> Fust-Schöffer-Bibel from Gutenberg-Press, 1462. Est: € 1,000,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>J. W. Weinmann, <i>Phytanthoza-Iconographia,</i> 1735-45. Est: € 60,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>O. Kokoschka, <i>Die träumenden Knaben,</i> 1917. Est: € 10,000
    <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 25th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>Z. Lilius, <i>Orbis breviarium,</i> 1493. <br>Est: € 10,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b> <i>Gazette du Bon Ton,</i> 1912-22.<br>Est: € 14,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>M. Chagall, <i>Daphnis & Chloé,</i> 1961. Est: € 100,000
    <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 25th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>C. Ptolemaeus, <i>Geographie,</i> 1513.<br>Est: € 100,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>E. L. Kirchner, <i>Umbra vitae,</i> 1924.<br>Est: € 6,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>J. Miró, <i>Midi le trèfle blanc,</i> 1968. Est: € 2,000
    <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 25th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b> Clemens V., <i>Constitutiones,</i> 1471.<br>Est: € 14,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>C. Gesner, <i>Tierbuch, Vogelbuch, Fischbuch,</i> 1563-81. Est: € 5,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>J. Itten, <i>Utopia,</i> 1921. Est: € 2,000
  • <b>Christie’s London, Nov. 27:</b> [Peter I, Tsar]. <i>Simboly i emblemata ukazom i blagopovedenii imperatora Petra Alekseevicha [Symbola et emblemata jussu atque auspiciis Petri Alexeidis].</i> Amsterdam, 1705. £30,000 to £40,000
    <b>Christie’s London, Nov. 27:</b> Charlemagne, Adolf. Benefice d'Adieu de Madame Naptal. [St Petersburg: 16th February 1873]. £30,000 to £40,000
    <b>Christie’s London, Nov. 27:</b> [Military. Album.] [An album of drawings of weapons and their accessories, drawn from nature by the Second Cadets Corps.] St Petersburg, 1800. £100,000 to £150,000
    <b>Christie’s London, Nov. 27:</b> Pushkin, Alexander. <i>Evgenii Onegin.</i> St Petersburg: Dep. of Public Education, 1825-1832. £100,000 to £150,000
    <b>Christie’s London, Nov. 27:</b> Sumarokov, Pavel. <i>Dosugi krymskogo sud’i ili vtoroe puteshestvie v Tavridu. [The Leisure of a Crimean Judge or a Second Tour to Tauris].</i> St Petersburg: Imperial Press, 1803-5. £50,000 to £80,000
  • <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Macbeth: A Tragedy.</i> London, 1673. FIRST SEPARATE AND FIRST QUARTO EDITION. THE CHARLTON HESTON COPY. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> HEMINGWAY, ERNEST. <i>In Our Time.</i> Paris, 1924. FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> HAWTHORNE, NATHANIEL. <i>Fanshawe, A Tale.</i> Boston, 1828. FIRST EDITION OF AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> THOREAU, HENRY DAVID. <i>Walden; Or, Life in the Woods.</i> Boston, 1854. FINE COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies.</i> London, 1685. THE FOURTH FOLIO, Brewster/Bentley issue. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> STEIG, WILLIAM. Original maquette and 58 finished drawings for <i>The Agony in the Kindergarten,</i> one of Steig's most important books. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> VERNE, JULES. <i>A Journey to the Centre of the Earth.</i> New York & London, 1872. FIRST EDITION, RARE AMERICAN ISSUE, with Scribner & Welford cancel title. $5,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> KING, STEPHEN. <i>Carrie.</i> New York, 1974. INSCRIBED FIRST EDITION, OF AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. $1,200 to $1,800.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> APPLE MACINTOSH PROTOTYPE. 1983. The earliest known Macintosh with "Twiggy" drive, one of only two known working machines. $120,000 to $180,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> PLATO. <i>Timaeus</i> [AND] <i>Critias</i> [from Ficini's 1484 Opera]. A LANDMARK OF SCIENTIFIC THOUGHT. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> LOVELACE, AUGUSTA ADA. Sketch of the Analytical Engine Invented by Charles Babbage Esq. London, 1843. FIRST EDITION, JOURNAL ISSUE, MOST IMPORTANT PAPER IN EARLY DIGITAL COMPUTING. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> APPLE-1 COMPUTER. Signed by Steve Wozniak, used in development of Apple II. $200,000 to $300,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> DARWIN, CHARLES. 1809-1882. <i>On the Origin of Species By Means of Natural Selection.</i> London, 1859. FIRST EDITION. $80,000 to $120,000.
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