Auction Reports

Doyle New York

Auction Info

Auction Name
Rare Books, Autographs & Maps
Auction Date
11/12/2019 - 11/12/2019
Sale Number
#19bp02
Total Lots
290
Sold Lots
252
Lots Sold
86.90%
Unsold Lots
38
Total Sales (USD)
372,468.75
Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
242,550.00
High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
370,380.00
Low Estimate of All Lots (USD)
276,200.00
High Estimate of All Lots (USD)
421,330.00
Total Sales as a % of High Est.
88.40%

Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
175 EINSTEIN, ALBERT

Photograph signed on the mount in brown ink below the image "Albert Einstein/Berlin. September 1927."

USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 20,000.00
272 [DALI, SALVADOR] CARROLL, LEWIS [=DODGSON, CHARLES LUTWIDGE].

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

1969 USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00 USD 18,750.00
107 HOMER.

[Title in Greek: He tou Homerou Iliados]. Homeri Ilias.

1747 USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 11,250.00
62 VIELE, EGBERT.

The Topography and Hydrology of New York.

1865 USD 2,500.00 - 3,500.00 USD 11,250.00
103 JOHNSON, SAMUEL

A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are deduced from their Originals, and Illustrated in their Different Significations by Examples from the best Writers...

1755-1755 USD 6,000.00 - 9,000.00 USD 10,625.00
247

Group of four Chuck Jones storyboards from How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 8,750.00
66 TURGOT, MICHEL ETIENNE and BRETEZ, LOUIS.

Plan de Paris commencé l'Année 1734 ... sous les ordres de Messire Michel Etienne Turgot ... Achevé de Graver en 1739.

1739 USD 5,000.00 - 8,000.00 USD 8,750.00
171 AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES

Autograph letter signed.

1831 USD 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 USD 6,875.00
16 STORY, JOSEPH.

Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States.

1833 USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 USD 6,250.00
169 VERTES, MAURICE.

[Ruby Elzy as Serena in "Porgy and Bess"].

1935 USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 5,625.00
110 BIERCE, AMBROSE GWINNETT

The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce

1909-12 USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 5,000.00
111 CARROLL, LEWIS [=DODGSON, CHARLES LUTWIDGE]

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

1866 USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 5,000.00
223 HOOLA VAN NOOTEN, BERTHE.

Fleurs, fruits et feuillages choisies de la flore et de la pomone de l'Ile de Java peints d'après nature.

1863 USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 5,000.00
102 AUGUSTINE, SAINT, BISHOP OF HIPPO.

Epistolae Pulcherrimae.

circa 1490 or circa 1492-3 USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 4,687.50
177 EISENHOWER, DWIGHT D.

Crusade in Europe

1948 USD 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 USD 4,687.50
185 [LINCOLN, ABRAHAM]

Petition, dated July 26th, 1864.

USD 5,000.00 - 8,000.00 USD 4,687.50
211 COLLINS, MICHAEL.

Group of 10 small format photographs of the earth, moon and the landing module taken July 20, 1969 during the Apollo 11 mission, with negatives.

USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 4,687.50
9 [CAREY, MATHEW (editor)]

Ten volumes from The American Museum, or, Universal Magazine.

1787-1792 USD 800.00 - 1,200.00 USD 4,687.50
186 LINDBERGH, CHARLES A.

We.

1927 USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 4,375.00
224 REPTON, HUMPHRY.

Observations on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening

1803 USD 2,500.00 - 3,000.00 USD 4,375.00
  • <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.
  • <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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