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Auction Name
Manuscripts and Autographs - Books
Auction Date
06/24/2020 - 06/24/2020
Sale Number
#62420
Total Lots
276
Sold Lots
259
Lots Sold
93.84%
Unsold Lots
17
Total Sales (USD)
347,570.50
Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
253,490.00
High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
304,325.00
Low Estimate of All Lots (USD)
351,390.00
High Estimate of All Lots (USD)
412,325.00
Total Sales as a % of High Est.
84.30%

Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
169 A. Lincoln

A. Lincoln Fully Signed Whaling Ship's Papers - Fully Engrossed, Too - Quite Rare

August 8, 1864 USD 10,000.00 - 12,000.00 USD 15,000.00
265 George Washington

George Washington Franking Signature During the Revolutionary War -- From 25 September 1777 Just One Day Before the British Captured Philadelphia

September 25, 1777 USD 5,500.00 - 6,500.00 USD 13,750.00
34 Oliver Cromwell

Oliver Cromwell Important ALS from 1648 Regarding His Son's Matrimony, ''Mr. Maijor desired 400l. per annum of inheritance ... wherein I desired to be advised by my wife''

April 3, 1648 USD 8,000.00 - 9,000.00 USD 10,000.00
103 Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson Land Grant Signed as President, Countersigned by James Madison as Secretary of State

December 20, 1808 USD 4,500.00 - 5,000.00 USD 9,375.00
261

Andy Warhol's Personally Owned Iconic Polaroid Big Shot Camera W. Superb Provenance

Ca. 1970s USD 6,000.00 - 7,000.00 USD 9,375.00
224 Babe Ruth

Babe Ruth SIGNED, "The Babe Ruth Story", 1st/1st Printing in Vibrant Unfaded Jacket

Ca. 1948 USD 6,000.00 - 7,000.00 USD 8,750.00
116

John Kennedy Signed Oath Of Office, Unique! Ex. Forbes

n.d. USD 1,500.00 - 1,700.00 USD 7,500.00
145

Jack Kerouac's Personally Worn Modest Stainless Steel Rolex Wristwatch

Ca. 1962 USD 900.00 - 1,000.00 USD 7,500.00
165 Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln War-Dated DS, Great Signature!

February 27, 1863 USD 5,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 6,875.00
39 Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan Signed Album "The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan" with Jeff Rosen COA

n.d. USD 5,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 6,562.50
40 Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan "Bringing It All Back Home" with Jeff Rosen COA

1965 USD 5,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 6,562.50
189

Gold Nobel Peace Prize, Unissued

Ca. 1980 USD 5,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 5,937.50
225 J. D. Salinger,

J. D. Salinger, 3 Great Items with Writing Content, One Signed in Full

April 1953-January 1954 USD 6,000.00 - 7,000.00 USD 5,937.50
27

Civil War Presentation Sword for a Jewish Soldier Who Championed African American Causes

May 28,1861 USD 2,000.00 - 2,400.00 USD 5,937.50
228 Mary Shelley

Mary Shelley Autograph Letter Signed During Her Travels Through Italy in 1843 -- Shelley Gives Thanks for Sending Letters Written by Her Late Husband, Percy Shelley

July 10, [1843] USD 6,000.00 - 7,000.00 USD 5,625.00
3 Armstrong, Aldrin & Collins

Apollo XI Insurance Cover Signed by Armstrong, Aldrin & Collins, From Buzz Aldrin Family Space Collection

Ca. July 1969 USD 6,000.00 - 7,000.00 USD 5,625.00
41 Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan Signed Double Album "Blonde on Blonde" with Jeff Rosen COA

1966 USD 5,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 5,625.00
273 Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright Signed Huge Architectural Plans for His Last Usonian House

Ca. 1957 USD 8,000.00 - 9,000.00 USD 5,000.00
274 Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright Signed, Huge Architectural Plans for His Last Usonian House

Ca. 1957 USD 8,000.00 - 9,000.00 USD 4,687.50
37 Walt Disney

Walt Disney Signed Copy of His Pioneering Animation Study, "The Art of Walt Disney," with Phil Sears COA

1942 USD 3,750.00 - 4,000.00 USD 4,687.50
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Book of Hours with Illuminated Miniatures, France, mid-15th century. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Conradus de Alemania [Halberstadt the Elder], <i>Concordantiae Bibliorum,</i> Strassburg, 1474. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Christopher Marlowe, <i>The Jew of Malta,</i> London, 1633. Earliest extant edition of this antiauthoritarian Elizabethan play. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b><br>Sir Isaac Newton, <i>The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy,</i> first edition in English, 2 volumes, London, 1729. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> John Rae, <i>Narrative of an Expedition to the Shores of the Arctic Sea in 1846 and 1847,</i> first edition, London, 1850. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Philip Pittman, <i>The Present State of the European Settlements on the Mississippi…,</i> first edition, London, 1770. $10,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Cyanotype of an anatomy class at Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1895. $300 to $400.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Equine veterinary formulary, manuscript on paper, East Earl, Pennsylvania, circa 1860. $400 to $600.
  • <b><center>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Rare & Remarkable Autographs<br>and Manuscripts<br>Now until October 21, 2020</b>
    <b>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Now thru Oct. 21:</b> Most Remarkable Autograph Album Ever Offered: Wilde Poem, Melville Quotes Shakespeare, 8 presidents, Mary Lincoln & 400 More. $30,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Now thru Oct. 21:</b> Unique Napoleon Autograph Manuscript Detailing his Military Campaign in Italy, plus Doodles. $18,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Now thru Oct. 21:</b> Remarkable Pasteur Manuscript on Rabies Research 8 Months before 1st Successful Human Vaccination. $12,500 to $15,000.
    <b><center>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Rare & Remarkable Autographs<br>and Manuscripts<br>Now until October 21, 2020</b>
    <b>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Now thru Oct. 21:</b> Freud 1933 ALS Supporting First Lay Analyst Theodor Reik with Reik’s Handwritten Definition of Psychology. $15,000 to $16,000.
    <b>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Now thru Oct. 21:</b> Begin & Sadat Unique Signed Photo from Camp David Summit. $2,000 to $2,500.
    <b>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Now thru Oct. 21:</b> Rare Scriabin ALS Written the Year He Completed “The Poem of Ecstasy.” $4,000 to $5,000.
    <b><center>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Rare & Remarkable Autographs<br>and Manuscripts<br>Now until October 21, 2020</b>
    <b>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Now thru Oct. 21:</b> Columbus’ Patron Pays for a Gift to a Lady in Waiting. $2,000 to $2,500.
    <b>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Now thru Oct. 21:</b> Rare Signed Photo of Nansen, Nobel Prize Winner & Norway’s First Great Arctic Explorer. $1,000 to $1,200.
    <b>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Now thru Oct. 21:</b> Stravinsky Pens 5 Bars from "Petrouschka.” $1,200 to $1,500.
    <b>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Now thru Oct. 21:</b> Zapata Letter Written 4 Days Following Collapse of Negotiations between Villa and Carranza. $2,000 to $2,200.
  • <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> MACHIAVELLI, Niccolò. <i>Nicholas Machiavel's Prince. Also, The life of Castruccio Castracani of Lucca…</i> Translated by Edward Dacres. London, 1640. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> FILSON, John. <i>The Discovery, Settlement and present State of Kentucke: and An Essay towards the Topography, and Natural History of that important Country…</i> Wilmington, Del.: James Adams, 1784. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> ELUARD, Paul. <i>Un poeme dans chaque livre.</i> Paris: Louis Broder, 1956. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> LEWIS, James Otto. [<i>Aboriginal Port Folio.</i> Philadelphia: Published by the Author, 1835-1836]. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> [ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS]. BOOK OF HOURS, use of Rome, in Latin. [Southern Netherlands (Ghent or Bruges), c.1460]. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> MORE, Thomas, Sir. <i>The Workes ... wrytten by him in the Englysh tongue.</i> Edited by William Rastell. London, 1557. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> [KELMSCOTT PRESS]. MORRIS, William. <i>Love is Enough.</i> Hammersmith: The Kelmscott Press, 1897. $5,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> LINCOLN, Abraham. Autograph endorsement signed as President (“A. Lincoln”), 24 February 1863. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> WASHINGTON, George. Address panel with autograph free frank signed ("G:o Washington"), as Commander in Chief of the Continental Army, 5 August 1777. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> GOREY, Edward. <i>The Beastly Baby.</i> N.p.: The Fantod Press, 1962. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> FROST, Robert. Photographic reproduction signed and inscribed ("Robert Frost”), to R.V. Thornton, 1955. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> GOREY, Edward. <i>The Bug Book.</i> New York: Looking Glass Library, 1959. $500 to $700.
  • <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> REGAMEY, Felix (1844-1906). Unique drawing showing Verlaine and Rimbaud in London, September 1872. €70,000 to 100,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> LABORDE, Alexandre de (1773-1842). <i>Voyage pittoresque et historique de l’Espagne.</i> Paris : 1806-1820. €20,000 to 30,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> BOCCACE, Jean (1313-1375). <i>Il Decamerone…</i> Venise : Gabriele Giolito di Ferrari, 1542.<br>€ 12,000 to 15,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> LAMBERT, Yvon (1936). Full collection of writings from <i>Une rêverie émanée de mes loisirs.</i> Paris : 1992 - 2018. €50,000 to 70,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> JOUVE, Paul (1878-1973) -- KIPLING, Rudyard (1865-1936). <i>La Chasse de Kaa.</i> Paris : Javal & Bourdeaux, 1930. €2,000 to 3,000
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