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Doyle New York

Auction Info

Auction Name
Fine Literature
Auction Date
09/30/2020 - 09/30/2020
Sale Number
#20fl02
Total Lots
186
Sold Lots
178
Lots Sold
95.70%
Unsold Lots
8
Total Sales (USD)
465,394.00
Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
265,810.00
High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
430,542.00
Low Estimate of All Lots (USD)
272,470.00
High Estimate of All Lots (USD)
441,582.00
Total Sales as a % of High Est.
105.39%

Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
186 WHITMAN, WALT

Leaves of Grass.

1855 USD 150,000.00 - 250,000.00 USD 175,000.00
86 NABOKOV, VLADIMIR

Lolita.

1958 USD 5,000.00 - 8,000.00 USD 55,625.00
160 KIPLING, RUDYARD

Typed manuscript with extensive hand-corrections of The Miracle of Purun Bhagat.

USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 23,750.00
167 MILNE, A.A. and SHEPARD, E.H.

Now We Are Six.

1927 USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD 15,625.00
165 MILNE, A.A. and SHEPARD, E.H.

When We Were Very Young.

1924 USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 13,750.00
158 HEMINGWAY, ERNEST

A Farewell to Arms.

1929 USD 7,000.00 - 10,000.00 USD 10,312.00
171 O. HENRY [=PORTER, WILLIAM SYDNEY]

Autograph manuscript signed of Art and the Broncho. [sic].

circa 1909. USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 10,000.00
172 O. HENRY [=PORTER, WILLIAM SYDNEY]

Autograph manuscript signed of A Chaparral Christmas Gift.

circa 1910. USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 10,000.00
151 EMERSON, RALPH

Essays.

1841 USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 8,125.00
101

Group of the earliest Pulitzer Prize Winning Novels, 1918-1936.

1918-1936. USD 200.00 - 300.00 USD 7,812.00
125 WELLS, H.G.

The Works of H.G. Wells.

1924-27. USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 7,500.00
169 MITCHELL, MARGARET

Gone with the Wind.

1936 USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 7,187.00
176 STEVENSON, ROBERT LOUIS

Treasure Island.

1883 USD 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 USD 6,125.00
137 CLEMENS, SAMUEL L. (=TWAIN, MARK)

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade).

1885 USD 5,000.00 - 8,000.00 USD 5,500.00
156 GRAHAME, KENNETH

The Wind in the Willows.

1908 USD 2,000.00 - 4,000.00 USD 5,125.00
136 CARROLL, LEWIS

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland [and:] Through the Looking Glass, and what Alice found there.

1872 and 1872. USD 2,500.00 - 3,500.00 USD 4,750.00
119 STEINBECK, JOHN

To a God Unknown.

1933 USD 1,500.00 - 2,500.00 USD 4,250.00
159 KIPLING, RUDYARD

The Jungle Book.

1894 USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 4,125.00
83 MITCHELL, MARGARET

Gone with the Wind.

1936 USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 3,875.00
166 MILNE, A.A. and SHEPARD, E.H.

Winnie-the-Pooh.

1926 USD 1,500.00 - 2,500.00 USD 3,500.00
  • <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>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>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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