• <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.
  • <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>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.

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Auction Info

Auction Name
Important Selection of Autographed Documents, Manuscripts, Books and Photos
Auction Date
10/02/2019 - 10/02/2019
Sale Number
#100219
Total Lots
240
Sold Lots
196
Lots Sold
81.67%
Unsold Lots
44
Total Sales (USD)
233,850.00
Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
251,200.00
High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
302,080.00
Low Estimate of All Lots (USD)
381,700.00
High Estimate of All Lots (USD)
457,630.00
Total Sales as a % of High Est.
51.10%

Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
176 Czar Peter I of Russia

Peter the Great Discusses Cannons With Great Knowledge, Among the Finest Examples Known, Includes 5 Lines In His Hand!

March 23, 1715 USD 15,000.00 - 20,000.00 USD 24,000.00
63 Walt Disney

Walt Disney TWICE SIGNED, Pre-IPO Stock Cert, Possibly Unique

December 29, 1955 USD 26,000.00 - 28,000.00 USD 22,800.00
232 George Washington

Rev War Washington Signature on Envelope Addressed to Villefranche of West Point

Ca. 1780 USD 6,000.00 - 8,000.00 USD 8,400.00
119 John F. Kennedy

JFK's Official Schedule For Texas, The Day Of The Assassination, Incredible!

November 20 1963 USD 10,000.00 - 12,000.00 USD 8,400.00
77 Sergei Eisenstein

Sergei Eisenstein Erotic Drawing Collection, Soviet Film Director and the Father of Montage

c.1930 USD 7,500.00 - 9,000.00 USD 7,200.00
9 Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong Superb Signed "Giant Step" Inscription W. Enormous Apollo 11 Photo

n.d. USD 5,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 6,600.00
129 Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee's Original Iconic Jump Rope for Footwork Training

n.d. USD 3,500.00 - 4,000.00 USD 5,100.00
240 John Witherspoon

John Witherspoon, Declaration Signer, as President of Princeton University

December 10, 1773 USD 6,000.00 - 8,000.00 USD 4,800.00
83 Richard Feynman

Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist Richard Feynman Uses Runge-Kutta Methods to Approximate Solutions to Differential Equations

Ca. 1970s - 1980s USD 8,000.00 - 9,000.00 USD 4,200.00
107 Joseph Hewes

Joseph Hewes, Declaration Signer, Rare ADS with Perfect Signature

June 5, 1765 USD 5,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 3,600.00
82 King of Aragon Ferdinand II

Ferdinand & Isabella Order Mayor To Investigate Town Land Seizure

July 12, 1503 USD 4,000.00 - 4,500.00 USD 3,360.00
40 Czarina Catherine II of Russia

Catherine the Great Gorgeous DS

1790 USD 2,600.00 - 2,800.00 USD 3,120.00
166 Lee Harvey Oswald

Lee Harvey Oswald Hand Addressed Envelope to His Mother

March 7, 1962 USD 3,000.00 - 3,500.00 USD 3,120.00
8 Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong Signed Spectacular Limited Ed. Lithograph

Ca. 1969 USD 2,400.00 - 2,600.00 USD 2,880.00
194 Slavery

Magnificent 1818 Runaway Slave Broadside: $30 Rewa

March 21, 1818 USD 4,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 2,880.00
214 Titanic

Original Huge 1912 Photograph Showing "Titanic" Emergency Boat 1 in the North Atlantic, Taken by Rescue "Carpathia" Passenger

[April 15, 1912] USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 2,880.00
42 Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill Lengthy TLS to Publisher Re: "Marlborough: His Life and Times"--his Ancestor's Biography

July 13, 1933 USD 2,000.00 - 2,400.00 USD 2,640.00
110 Harry Houdini

Harry Houdini Signed Large Gelatin Silver Photograph

n.d. USD 3,000.00 - 3,500.00 USD 2,640.00
193 William Shirley

Bahamian Governor William Shirley writes of espion

August 27, 1762 USD 800.00 - 1,000.00 USD 2,400.00
4 John Quincy Adams

John Quincy Adams Very Lengthy ALS Regarding Secret Masonic Penalties: "the penalties of having their throats cut from ear to ear - of cutting open the left Breast and tearing out the heart

December 8, 1832 USD 5,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 2,280.00
  • <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.
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