• <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Churchill (Winston) & Others. 1944 Commonwealth Prime Ministers’ Conference, 27 April 1944. £8,000 to £12,000.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Joyce (James). <i>Ulysses.</i> First English edition, 1922. £800 to £1,200.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Belzoni (Giovanni Battista). <i>Plates Illustrated of the Researches and Operations...in Egypt and Nubia,</i> FIRST EDITION, 1821-1822. £14,375 inc Buyers Premium.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Astor (John Jacob). A collection of rare letters, 9 January 1812- 4 September 1837. £26,000 inc Buyers Premium.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Rowling (J.K.) <i>Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone,</i> FIRST EDITION, first issue, 1997. £27,500 inc Buyers Premium.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Royal Family. Photograph of Queen Elizabeth, George VI, Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret, signed, 1946. £3,640 inc Buyers Premium.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Collodi (Carlo). <i>Le avventure di Pinocchio. Storia di un burattino,</i> FIRST EDITION, 1883. £8,401 inc Buyers Premium.
  • <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Currier & Ives, <i>The Mississippi in Time of Peace,</i> hand-colored lithograph, 1865. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Hartmann Schedel, <i>Liber Cronicarum...,</i> Nuremberg, 1493. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Claudius Ptolemaeus, <i>Geographicae Enarrationis Libri Octo,</i> Lyons, 1535. $20,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Thomas Jefferys, <i>The American Atlas,</i> London, 1776-77. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> John Speed, <i>A Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World,</i> 20 miniature maps, London, 1665. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> <i>Biblia Das ist: Die Gantze Heilige Schrifft Durch D. Martin Luther Verteutscht,</i> illustrated cartographic Bible, Basel, 1665. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Early Hawaiian-language school geography, Lahainaluna Seminary, 1840. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Cornelis de Jode, <i>Africae Vera Forma, et Situs,</i> Antwerp, 1593. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Maria Vincenzo Coronelli, <i>America Settentrionale Colle Nuove Scoperte Sin All Anno,</i> Venice, 1688. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Johann Christoph Volkamer, <i>Nürnbergische Hesperides,</i> Nuremberg, 1708-1714. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Johann Bayer, <i>Uranometria, Omnium Asterismorum Continens Schemata...,</i> 51 celestial charts, c. 1603. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Manuscript map of Commodore Perry’s Black Ship squadron at Edo Bay, with manuscript sketchbook, ink & watercolor, Japan, c. 1853. $2,500 to $3,500.
  • <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> CLEMENS, SAMUEL L. <i>The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain.</i> Hartford: The American Publishing Company, 1876. $14,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> BATEMAN, JAMES. <i>The Orchidaceae of Mexico and Guatemala.</i> London: J. Ridgway & Sons for the author, [1837]-1843. $60,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> WHITMAN, WALT. <i>Leaves of Grass.</i> Brooklyn: [For the author by Andrew and James Rome,] 1855. $150,000 to $200,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> LEE, HARPER. Three “Seckatary Hawkins”-related books inscribed and signed by Harper Lee. $60,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> POE, EDGAR ALLAN. <i>The Raven.</i> New York: Wiley and Putnam, 1845. $120,000 to $180,000.

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Auction Info

Auction Name
Photographs
Auction Date
10/03/2019 - 10/03/2019
Sale Number
#n10044
Total Lots
139
Sold Lots
92
Lots Sold
66.19%
Unsold Lots
47
Total Sales (USD)
2,382,250.00
Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
1,562,000.00
High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
2,333,000.00
Low Estimate of All Lots (USD)
2,062,000.00
High Estimate of All Lots (USD)
3,074,000.00
Total Sales as a % of High Est.
77.50%

Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
121 FRANCESCA WOODMAN

POLKA DOTS

1976 USD 50,000.00 - 70,000.00 USD 200,000.00
149 WALKER EVANS

FLOYD BURROUGHS, A COTTON SHARECROPPER, HALE COUNTY, ALABAMA

1936 USD 80,000.00 - 120,000.00 USD 150,000.00
208 PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE AMERICAN COLLECTION

TULIPS

1988 USD 80,000.00 - 120,000.00 USD 93,750.00
112 RICHARD AVEDON

MARIAN ANDERSON, CONTRALTO, NEW YORK, JUNE 30, 1955

1955 USD 80,000.00 - 120,000.00 USD 87,500.00
124 PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF JOY WALKER, NEW YORK

UNTITLED (ROME)

1977-78, printed in 1980 USD 50,000.00 - 70,000.00 USD 87,500.00
108 DIANE ARBUS

'WIDOW IN HER BEDROOM, 55TH STREET, N .Y. C.'

1962 USD 80,000.00 - 120,000.00 USD 81,250.00
168 ALBERT FRISCH

RESULTAT D'UNE EXPEDITION PHOTOGRAPHIQUE SUR LE SOLIMÕES OU ALTO AMAZONAS ET RIO NEGRO

USD 70,000.00 - 100,000.00 USD 81,250.00
140 ANSEL ADAMS

'THE GRAND TETONS AND THE SNAKE RIVER, GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK, WYOMING'

1942, probably printed between 1973 and 1977 USD 50,000.00 - 70,000.00 USD 75,000.00
197 MAN RAY

RAYOGRAPH

1931 USD 80,000.00 - 120,000.00 USD 75,000.00
133 EDWARD WESTON

'CHURCH DOOR, HORNITOS'

1940 USD 40,000.00 - 60,000.00 USD 72,500.00
117 LEWIS BALTZ

SANTA CRUZ

1970 USD 20,000.00 - 30,000.00 USD 68,750.00
163 ANSEL ADAMS

ASPENS, DAWN, DOLORES RIVER CANYON, AUTUMN, COLORADO

1937, probably printed in the 1940s USD 25,000.00 - 35,000.00 USD 60,000.00
194 HAROLD EDGERTON

'HAROLD EDGERTON: TEN DYE TRANSFER PHOTOGRAPHS'

1985 USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD 60,000.00
107 DIANE ARBUS

JIM WARREN'S FAMOUS MONSTERS FAN CLUB, QUEENS, NEW YORK, CHAPTER

1962 USD 15,000.00 - 25,000.00 USD 50,000.00
198 KANSUKE YAMAMOTO

REMINISCENCE

1953 USD 20,000.00 - 30,000.00 USD 50,000.00
123 PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF JOY WALKER, NEW YORK

'FIGURE WITH MARBLE COLUMN' (MACDOWELL COLONY, PETERBOROUGH, NEW HAMPSHIRE)

1980 USD 25,000.00 - 35,000.00 USD 43,750.00
196 JAROMÍR FUNKE

AFTER THE CARNIVAL (PO KARNEVALU)

1926 USD 25,000.00 - 35,000.00 USD 43,750.00
193 PIERRE DUBREUIL

'THE SHUTTLECOCK' (LE VOLANT)

1901, printed circa 1904 USD 30,000.00 - 50,000.00 USD 37,500.00
143 WALKER EVANS

'WALKER EVANS: SELECTED PHOTOGRAPHS'

1974 USD 20,000.00 - 30,000.00 USD 35,000.00
204 RICHARD AVEDON

CARMEN, HOMAGE TO MUNKACSI, COAT BY CARDIN, PLACE FRANÇOIS-PREMIER, PARIS

1975 USD 15,000.00 - 25,000.00 USD 35,000.00
  • <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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