• <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>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>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.

Auction Reports

Lion Heart Autographs

Auction Info

Auction Name
150 MAGNIFICENT AUTOGRAPHS – INCLUDING HISTORY OF ISRAEL COLLECTION – NO BUYERS’ PREMIUM
Auction Date
10/23/2019 - 10/23/2019
Sale Number
#102319
Total Lots
149
Sold Lots
81
Lots Sold
54.36%
Unsold Lots
68
Total Sales (USD)
89,475.00
Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
97,700.00
High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
120,350.00
Low Estimate of All Lots (USD)
210,750.00
High Estimate of All Lots (USD)
262,100.00
Total Sales as a % of High Est.
34.14%

Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
136 TWAIN, MARK. (1835-1910)

Stunning Mark Twain Photograph Signed Twice with an Amusing Autograph Quotation

1899 USD 8,500.00 - 9,500.00 USD 6,000.00
48 EINSTEIN, ALBERT. (1879-1955)

Einstein Seeks Financial Support for a Jewish Academy Just Weeks before Hitler's Election as Germany's Chancellor

1932 USD 5,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 4,250.00
22 BRAHMS, JOHANNES. (1833-1897)

The Famous Brahms "Triplexc Portrait with the Composer's Delightful Inscription

N.d USD 3,000.00 - 3,500.00 USD 3,750.00
135 TRUMPELDOR, JOSEPH. (1880-1920)

Incredibly Rare ALS by Joseph Trumpeldor, Israel's Legendary Military Hero

1918 USD 5,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 3,500.00
62 GRIEG, EDVARD. (1843-1907)

Lengthy Grieg Autograph Musical Quotation Signed from Opus 24, his: "most significant large-scale solo piano work"

1890 USD 2,000.00 - 2,500.00 USD 3,250.00
58 GOETHE, JOHANN WOLFGANG VON. (1749-1832)

Goethe Mealtime Invitation, Boldly Written and Signed

N.y USD 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 USD 3,000.00
86 MATA HARI. (1876-1917)

Mysterious Mata Hari ALS about Payments to a German

N.y USD 3,000.00 - 3,500.00 USD 3,000.00
131 STIEGLITZ, ALFRED. (1864-1946)

Superb ALS by Alfred Stieglitz on "Equivalents" & Criticizing Kodak's Founder George Eastman

1923 USD 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 USD 3,000.00
145 WRIGHT, ORVILLE. (1871 1948)

Orville Wright "First Man Flight" Signed Image

N.d USD 2,750.00 - 3,000.00 USD 3,000.00
128 STEINBECK, JOHN. (1902-1968)

Steinbeck on Writing, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Cars, and Corruption

1965 USD 2,500.00 - 3,000.00 USD 2,750.00
132 STRAUSS, JOHANN. (1825-1899)

Waltz King Johann Strauss Letter with Musical Content to his Publisher

1890 USD 2,500.00 - 3,000.00 USD 2,250.00
56 FROST, ROBERT. (1874-1963)

15-Line Wintry Robert Frost Poem Written Out and Signed

N.d USD 3,000.00 - 3,500.00 USD 2,000.00
89 MEIR, GOLDA. (1898-1978)

Remarkable Letter from Golda Meir to the Leader of the Vilna Ghetto Uprising, Abba Kovner

1954 USD 600.00 - 800.00 USD 2,000.00
143 WEIZMANN, CHAIM. (1874-1952)

Weizmann SP on 1st Day of Presidency February 17, 1949

1949 USD 2,250.00 - 2,750.00 USD 2,000.00
12 BARTHOLDI, FREDERIC AUGUSTE. (1834-1904)

Rare Bartholdi Signed Book Relating to Statue of Liberty Exhibit in Philadelphia

1879] USD 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 USD 2,000.00
53 FRANK, OTTO H. (1889-1980)

Anne Franks' Father on Diary and Gestapo's "sudden appearance... in our hiding place"

1977 USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 USD 1,750.00
83 LILIUOKALANI. (1838-1917)

The Last Hawaiian Monarch & Composer of "Aloha 'Oe" Visits the St. Louis World's Fair!

1904 USD 2,000.00 - 2,500.00 USD 1,750.00
142 WEIZMANN, CHAIM. (1874-1952)

Weizmann Letter on Jerusalem's Future: "Jerusalem shall be ours only if we know how to respect other religions"

1950 USD 1,500.00 - 1,750.00 USD 1,750.00
24 BRAUN, WERNHER VON. (1912-1977)

Prescient Wernher von Braun TLS Written 17 Years before the Apollo 11 Moon Landing

1952 USD 1,200.00 - 1,500.00 USD 1,500.00
57 GARFIELD, JAMES A. (1831 1881)

Excellent James A. Garfield Signed Carte-de-Visite Photograph

N.d USD 2,000.00 - 2,500.00 USD 1,500.00
  • <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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