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Auction Name
Part I-Luxury Asset Auction: Featuring Property from the Estate of C. K. McClatchy, Sacramento, CA (Live Internet Auction)
Auction Date
09/16/2020 - 09/16/2020
Sale Number
#12538
Total Lots
32
Sold Lots
30
Lots Sold
93.75%
Unsold Lots
2
Total Sales (USD)
103,408.00
Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
65,000.00
High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
140,000.00
Low Estimate of All Lots (USD)
67,000.00
High Estimate of All Lots (USD)
145,000.00
Total Sales as a % of High Est.
71.32%

Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
9 Edward Vischer.

Pictorial of California Landscape. Stray Leaves from the Pacific! Life and Scenery in the Western Slopes, from the Coast Range to the Summits of the Sierra Nevada, and Glimpses of the Desert; the Natural Wonders of California; Characterist

1867 USD 10,000.00 - 20,000.00 USD 18,150.00
13 Slater, Nelson,

Fruits of Mormonism, or a Fair and Candid Statement of Facts Illustrative of Mormon Principles, Mormon Policy, and Mormon Character

1851 USD 5,000.00 - 10,000.00 USD 9,680.00
32

Vischer's Views of California. The Mammoth Tree Grove, Calaveras County, California

USD 1,000.00 - 2,500.00 USD 8,470.00
21 G.A. Fleming,

The Emigrant's Guide to the Golden Land & California: Its Past History

1850 USD 10,000.00 - 20,000.00 USD 6,050.00
35

Wells Fargo & Co.'s Express. 1882 Directory of Chinese Business Houses

1882 USD 1,000.00 - 2,500.00 USD 5,143.00
26

Ubiquitous Sacramento, Vols 1-11, 13-18, Feb 28, 1858 to June 20, 1858

1858 USD 2,500.00 - 5,000.00 USD 4,235.00
27 Edward "Ned" McGowan, Editor

The Phoenix, Edward "Ned" McGowan, Editor

1857, 1858 USD 2,500.00 - 5,000.00 USD 4,235.00
33 Jacob R. Eckfeldt & Wm Dubois,

New Varieties of Gold and Silver Coins

1850 USD 2,500.00 - 5,000.00 USD 3,933.00
22 Alonzo Delano

Old Block’s Sketch – Book; or, Tales of California Life

1856 USD 2,500.00 - 5,000.00 USD 3,630.00
30 Forster, George G.

The Gold Regions of California:Being a Succinct Description of the Geography, History, Topography and General Features of California

1848 USD 1,000.00 - 2,500.00 USD 3,465.00
31 Fayette Robinson,

California and its Gold Regions; with a Geographical and Topographical View of the Country, Its Mineral and Agricultural Resources

1849 USD 1,000.00 - 2,500.00 USD 3,328.00
37 Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol Invitation (Election Night 1984)

1984 USD 2,500.00 - 5,000.00 USD 3,328.00
7 Harriet Beecher Stowe

Uncle Tom's Cabin: or, Life among the Lowly

1852 USD 5,000.00 - 10,000.00 USD 3,025.00
20 Brown, James Stephens.

California Gold. An Authentic History of The First Find with the Names of Those Interested in the Discovery

1894 USD 1,000.00 - 2,500.00 USD 3,025.00
28

The Illustrated California News, Publ by the Alta California

1850 USD 2,500.00 - 5,000.00 USD 3,025.00
23 Delano, Alonzo.

Pen Knife Sketches; or, Chips of the Old Block, A series of Original Illustrated Letters, Written by One of California's Pioneer Miners, and Dedicated to that Class of Her Citizens by the Author

1853 USD 1,000.00 - 2,500.00 USD 2,520.00
25

The Miner's Own Book: Containing Correct Illustrations and Descriptions of the Various Modes of California Mining

1846 USD 1,000.00 - 2,500.00 USD 2,420.00
15

Western America, Including California and Oregon, with Maps of Those Regions, and of “The Sacramento Valley.” By Charles Wilkes, U.S.N.

1849 USD 1,000.00 - 2,500.00 USD 2,118.00
58 Napoleon

Napoleon Document and His Silver Spoon

USD 1,000.00 - 2,500.00 USD 2,118.00
18 Dr. John F. Morse & Samuel Colville, Illustrated

Historical Sketches of California

1854 USD 1,000.00 - 2,500.00 USD 1,890.00
  • <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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