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Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books

Auction Info

Auction Name
Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper
Auction Date
08/31/2019 - 08/31/2019
Sale Number
#83119
Total Lots
200
Sold Lots
176
Lots Sold
88.00%
Unsold Lots
24
Total Sales (USD)
38,769.50
Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
53,175.00
High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
102,600.00
Low Estimate of All Lots (USD)
58,250.00
High Estimate of All Lots (USD)
112,450.00
Total Sales as a % of High Est.
34.48%

Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
11579 Walter Rothschild & F. W. Frohawk

Rothschild, Extinct Birds - Dodo Bird with News Article. 24

1907 USD 800.00 - 1,600.00 USD 2,695.00
11600 Richard Bowdler Sharpe & John Gould, William Hart

Sharpe & Gould - Great Bird of Paradise

1891-1898 USD 2,000.00 - 4,000.00 USD 1,815.00
11599 Richard Bowdler Sharpe & John Gould, William Hart

Sharpe & Gould - Emperor of Germany's Bird of Paradise

1891-1898 USD 2,000.00 - 4,000.00 USD 1,210.00
11570 John James Audubon

Audubon - Blue Heron. 372

1840-1844 USD 800.00 - 1,200.00 USD 1,100.00
11591 Maria Sibylla Merian

Merian, Folio - Lizard, Banana & Butterfly Metamorphosis. 23

1730 USD 1,000.00 - 2,000.00 USD 1,100.00
11569 John James Audubon

Audubon - Common Osprey Fish Hawk. 15

1840-1844 USD 400.00 - 800.00 USD 990.00
11588 Maria Sibylla Merian

Merian, Folio - Moth Metamorphosis. 3

1730 USD 1,000.00 - 2,000.00 USD 880.00
11563 John James Audubon

Audubon - American Goldfinch. 181

1840-1844 USD 200.00 - 400.00 USD 825.00
11592 Maria Sibylla Merian

Merian, Folio - Watermelon & Moth Metamorphosis. 15

1730 USD 1,000.00 - 2,000.00 USD 825.00
11444 Alphonse Mas & Victor Pulliat

Mas & Pulliat - Group of 30 Grape Lithographs

1874-1879 USD 400.00 - 800.00 USD 742.50
11590 Maria Sibylla Merian

Merian, Folio - Lemon & Butterfly Metamorphosis. 17

1730 USD 1,000.00 - 2,000.00 USD 742.50
11510 Jules Sebastien Cesar Dumont D'Urville

Dumont - Map of Island of Borneo. 6

1841-1855 USD 400.00 - 800.00 USD 687.50
11554 Georges Cuvier

Cuvier - Butterflyfish. 40

1817-1849 USD 100.00 - 200.00 USD 660.00
11589 Maria Sibylla Merian

Merian, Folio - Passion Flower & Insects. 21

1730 USD 1,000.00 - 2,000.00 USD 632.50
11516 Jules Sebastien Cesar Dumont D'Urville

Dumont - Astrolabe Ship among the Glaciers. 22

1841-1855 USD 400.00 - 800.00 USD 605.00
11568 John James Audubon

Audubon - Wood Duck or Summer Duck. 391

1840-1844 USD 400.00 - 800.00 USD 550.00
11587 Maria Sibylla Merian

Merian, Folio - Lily & Moth Metamorphosis. 22

1730 USD 1,000.00 - 2,000.00 USD 467.50
11558 John James Audubon

Audubon - Plumed Partridge. 291

1840-1844 USD 200.00 - 400.00 USD 440.00
11562 John James Audubon

Audubon - Blue Song Grosbeak. 204

1840-1844 USD 200.00 - 400.00 USD 440.00
11423 Nathaniel Livermore Stebbins

Stebbins - Schooner "Thomas W. Lawson"; Vintage Photograph

1902 USD 100.00 - 200.00 USD 412.50
  • <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.
  • <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
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