Auction Reports

Addison and Sarova

Auction Info

Auction Name
Summer Rare Books and Ephemera
Auction Date
08/29/2020 - 08/29/2020
Sale Number
#1025
Total Lots
304
Sold Lots
276
Lots Sold
90.79%
Unsold Lots
28
Total Sales (USD)
88,018.75
Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
38,345.00
High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
78,970.00
Low Estimate of All Lots (USD)
44,385.00
High Estimate of All Lots (USD)
89,320.00
Total Sales as a % of High Est.
98.54%

Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
26 Ambrosius.

D. AMBROSII MEDIOLANENSIS EPISCOPI IN CANTICUM CANTICORUM COMMENTARIA.

1558 USD 300.00 - 500.00 USD 4,062.50
15 London, Jack.

THE CALL OF THE WILD.

1903 USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 3,750.00
34 Fisher, John.

DEFESIO REGIE ASSERTIONIS CONTRA BABYLONICA CAPTIVITATE, IN QUA RESPONDET PRO REGE HENRICO VIII AD MALEDICENTISSUM MARTINI LUTHERI LIBELLU…. Cologne:

1525 USD 300.00 - 500.00 USD 3,437.50
27 Andrews, H. C.

THE BOTANIST'S REPOSITORY, COMPRISING COLOUR'D ENGRAVINGS OF NEW AND RARE PLANTS… BOTANICAL DESCRIPTIONS IN LATIN AND ENGLISH AFTER THE LINNAEAN SYSTEM.

ca. 1803-1815. USD 1,500.00 - 2,000.00 USD 2,812.50
247

18th century manuscript chart, hand-colored, "An Historical Chart… of the Principal Empires of the World." 34.5" x 14.5".

18th century USD 20.00 - 200.00 USD 2,500.00
24 Herodotus.

HERODOTI HALICARNASSEI HISTORIARUM LIBRI IX.

1608 USD 600.00 - 900.00 USD 2,250.00
252

Group of 4 autograph letters signed by Field Marshal Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts (1832–1914), and one photo (5.75" x 3.75", mounted on larger sheet signed by Roberts.)

1892, 1876, 1886 USD 300.00 - 500.00 USD 1,875.00
29 Contile, Luca.

RAGIONAMENTO DI LUCA CONTILE SOPRA LA PROPRIETA DELLE IMPRESE con le particolari de gli academici affidati et con le interpretationi et croniche.

1574 USD 2,500.00 - 3,500.00 USD 1,625.00
156

19th century album (first quarter of 19th c.), containing verse and prose in manuscript, nicely decorated with illustrations.

19th century USD 200.00 - 300.00 USD 1,500.00
21 Asimov, Isaac.

Foundation trilogy, first editions (stated on copyright pages), all with original dust-jackets (all with price of $2.75 to front flap)

USD 1,200.00 - 1,800.00 USD 1,250.00
36

Large collection of approximately 222 engraved bookplates, mostly British and spanning the 17th - 19th centuries.

17th - 19th centuries USD 200.00 - 400.00 USD 1,187.50
171 Gladden, W. O.

LETTERS AND NOTES FROM A VOYAGE ABROAD.

ca. 1900 USD 80.00 - 120.00 USD 1,125.00
182

SELECT TRIALS FOR MURDER, ROBBERY, BURGLARY, RAPES, SODOMY, COINING, FORGERY, PYRACY, AND OTHER OFFENCES….

1764 USD 100.00 - 200.00 USD 1,125.00
12 William Shakespeare]

[Complete Works of William Shakespeare] Title translated from the Russian.

1880 USD 300.00 - 500.00 USD 1,125.00
136 St. John, Spenser.

LIFE IN THE FORESTS OF THE FAR EAST; OR TRAVELS IN NORTHERN BORNEO.

1863 USD 200.00 - 300.00 USD 1,062.50
35

A pair of watercolor paintings, by J. E. Tyndall (of the Royal Engineers) with his captions on verso (in pencil), and further presented with captions in typed form below the artwork.

USD 400.00 - 600.00 USD 1,000.00
41 Verheiden, Jacob.

THE HISTORY OF THE MODERNE PROTESTANT DIVINES, CONTAINING THEIR PARENTS, COUNTRIES, EDUCATION, STUDIES, LIVES... WITH A TRUE REGISTER OF ALL THEIR SEVERALL TREATISES, AND WRITINGS THAT ARE EXTANT.

1637 USD 800.00 - 1,200.00 USD 937.50
2 Cook, James.

A VOYAGE TO THE PACIFIC OCEAN… PERFORMED UNDER THE DIRECTION OF CAPTAINS COOK, CLERKE, AND GORE, IN THE YEARS 1776, 7, 8, 9 AND 80.

1785-7 USD 300.00 - 500.00 USD 937.50
101

Large collection of approximately 152 bookplates from the 18th century to the 20th century.

mostly 19th century. USD 200.00 - 400.00 USD 875.00
170 Swinburne, Henry.

A BRIEF TREATISE OF TESTAMENTS AND LAST WILLES….

1611 USD 200.00 - 300.00 USD 875.00
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> Jane Austen, <i>Pride & Prejudice,</i> 3 volumes, first edition, London, 1813. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> John Hancock, Uncommon Privateer Commission, signed as President of Continental Congress, 1777. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> Frank Lloyd Wright, photograph signed & inscribed. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> Abraham Lincoln, document signed conscripting troops for first national draft in U.S., 1863. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> Jane Austen, <i>Sense & Sensibility,</i> 3 volumes, first edition, London, 1811. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> Charles Dickens, <i>American Notes for General Circulation,</i> first edition, inscribed to Richard Henry Dana, Jr., London, 1842. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> John Maynard Keynes, <i>The General Theory of Employment, Interest & Money,</i> first edition, London, 1936. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> Alexandre Raymond, <i>L’Art Islamique en Orient,</i> 2 volumes, first editions, Péra-Constantinople, 1922-24. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> Igor Stravinsky, autograph musical quotation signed, 3 bars from <i>Perséphone,</i> 1936. $1,500 to $2,500.
  • <b>Skinner, Nov. 2 – 12:</b> Laurie, Richard Holmes (1777-1858). <i>Fredonia or the United States of North-America</i> (Lot 1324, Estimate: $8,000-12,000)
    <b>Skinner, Nov. 2 – 12:</b> Stieglitz, Alfred (1864-1946). Edward Steichen's Personal Set of <i>Camera Work, Vol. 1-50</i> (Lot 1073, Estimate: $250,000-350,000)
    <b>Skinner, Nov. 2 – 12:</b> Austen, Jane (1775-1817). Rare Set of Five First Edition Works (Lot 1112, Estimate: $20,000-30,000)
    <center><b>Skinner: Fine Books & Manuscripts<br>November 2 – 12, 2020</b>
    <b>Skinner, Nov. 2 – 12:</b> Whitney, Josiah (1819-1896). <i>The Yosemite Book</i> (Lot 1083, Estimate: $6,000-8,000)
    <b>Skinner, Nov. 2 – 12:</b> Clemens, Samuel L., Theodore Roosevelt, et al. <i>Liber Scriptorum. The First Book of the Authors Club</i> (Lot 1123, Estimate: $3,000-5,000)
    <b>Skinner, Nov. 2 – 12:</b> Leonard, Herman LeRoy Williams (c. 1814-1872). <i>Oregon Territory</i> (Lot 1275, Estimate: $3,000-4,000)
    <center><b>Skinner: Fine Books & Manuscripts<br>November 2 – 12, 2020</b>
    <b>Skinner, Nov. 2 – 12:</b> King, Martin Luther, Jr. (1929-1968). Typed Letter Signed, 12 January, 1959 (Lot 1233, Estimate: $2,000-4,000)
    <b>Skinner, Nov. 2 – 12:</b> <i>Recens Edita totius Novi Belgii, in American Septentrionali,</i> Conrad Lotter, mid-18th century (Lot 1325, Estimate: $2,000-3,000)
    <b>Skinner, Nov. 2 – 12:</b> Hoppe, Emile Otto (1878-1972). <i>Deutsche Arbeit Bilder Vom Wiederaufstieg Deutschlands</i> (Lot 1041, Estimate: $500-700)
    <center><b>Skinner: Fine Books & Manuscripts<br>November 2 – 12, 2020</b>
    <b>Skinner, Nov. 2 – 12:</b> Audubon, John James (1785-1851). Capra Americana, Rocky Mountain Goat, Plate CXXVIII (Lot 1308, Estimate: $600-800)
    <b>Skinner, Nov. 2 – 12:</b> Manuscript Book of Returns from the 8th Massachusetts Regiment of Foot, 1779-1781 (Lot 1208, Estimate: $3,000-5,000)
    <b>Skinner, Nov. 2 – 12:</b> <i>Die Flache.</i> Vienna: Anton Schroll [1910] (Lot 1410, Estimate: $800-1,200)
    <center><b>Skinner: Fine Books & Manuscripts<br>November 2 – 12, 2020</b>
  • <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
  • <b><center>Sotheby’s<br>James Bond: A Collection of<br>Books and Manuscripts<br>The Property of a Gentleman<br>11 November 2020<br>London</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, Nov. 11:</b> FLEMING | <i>Casino Royale,</i> 1953, first edition, presentation copy. £50,000 to £70,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Nov. 11:</b> FLEMING | <i>Live and Let Die,</i> 1954, first edition, presentation copy inscribed to Winston Churchill. £50,000 to £70,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Nov. 11:</b> FLEMING | <i>Moonraker,</i> 1955, first edition, presentation copy inscribed to Raymond Chandler. £70,000 to £100,000.
    <b><center>Sotheby’s<br>James Bond: A Collection of<br>Books and Manuscripts<br>The Property of a Gentleman<br>11 November 2020<br>London</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, Nov. 11:</b> FLEMING | Diamonds are Forever, [1955-56], the final revised typescript. £80,000 to £120,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Nov. 11:</b> FLEMING | <i>The Spy Who Loved Me,</i> 1962, first edition, presentation copy to Robert Kennedy. £35,000 to £50,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Nov. 11:</b> FLEMING | <i>From Russia, With Love,</i> 1957, first edition. £2,000 to £3,000
  • <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.
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