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Potomack Company

Auction Info

Auction Name
Between the Wars: Works on Paper
Auction Date
10/07/2020 - 10/07/2020
Sale Number
#IT171
Total Lots
51
Sold Lots
44
Lots Sold
86.27%
Unsold Lots
7
Total Sales (USD)
41,093.75
Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
29,700.00
High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
52,650.00
Low Estimate of All Lots (USD)
32,100.00
High Estimate of All Lots (USD)
56,250.00
Total Sales as a % of High Est.
73.06%

Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
2000 Gibran Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

KAHLIL GIBRAN (AMERICAN, 1883-1931) PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN EYES CLOSED, 1926 Graphite on paper: 8 x 10 1/2 in. (sight)

1926 USD 15,000.00 - 30,000.00 USD 25,000.00
2002 Benton Spruance (1904 - 1967)

BENTON MURDOCH SPRUANCE (AMERICAN, 1904-1967) END SWEEP Lithograph: 8 1/4 x 15 1/2 in. (sight)

USD 1,200.00 - 1,600.00 USD 2,812.50
2034 Thomas Hart Benton (1889 - 1975)

THOMAS HART BENTON (AMERICAN, 1889-1975) SUNDAY MORNING, 1939 Lithograph: 13 1/4 x 10 1/2 in. (sight)

1939 USD 1,500.00 - 3,000.00 USD 1,500.00
2001 Donald S. Vogel (1917 - 2004)

DONALD STANLEY VOGEL (AMERICAN, 1917-2004) PULLMAN SERVICE Lithographic crayon and pencil: 14 x 20 1/2 in.

USD 800.00 - 1,200.00 USD 937.50
2030 FLORENCE KENT

FLORENCE KENT (AMERICAN, 1917-1989) ST. CARMINE, CIRCA 1938 Lithograph: 16 1/2 x 12 in. (sight)

USD 700.00 - 900.00 USD 875.00
2016 Mark Freeman (b. 1908)

MARK FREEMAN (AMERICAN, 1908-2003) THE CITY SLEEPS Lithograph: 18 x 12 in. (sight)

USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 USD 812.50
2017 Benton Spruance (1904 - 1967)

BENTON MURDOCH SPRUANCE (AMERICAN, 1904-1967) CITY IN THE RAIN, 1932 Color lithograph: 13 x 10 in. (sight)

1932 USD 800.00 - 1,200.00 USD 593.75
2003 Joseph Solman (1909 - 2008)

JOSEPH SOLMAN (AMERICAN, 1909-2008) VENUS OF 23RD STREET, 1936 Linocut: 11 1/2 x 6 3/10 in. (sight)

1936 USD 600.00 - 800.00 USD 500.00
2026 Robert Ashwin Maynard (1888 - 1966)

ROBERT ASHWIN MAYNARD (AMERICAN, 1888-) HARBOR SCENE Woodcut: 6 3/4 x 9 in. (sight)

USD 200.00 - 300.00 USD 468.75
2008 Luis Camnitzer (b. 1937)

LUIS CAMNITZER (URUGUAYAN, 1937-) FAILURE Blockprint: 20 1/2 x 18 1/2 in. (sight)

USD 200.00 - 300.00 USD 406.25
2032 Clarence Bolton (1893 - 1962)

CLARENCE WHEELER BOLTON (AMERICAN, 1893-1962) COUNTRY CHURCH Lithograph: 13 1/4 x 10 1/4 in. (sight)

USD 300.00 - 500.00 USD 406.25
2014 Isabel Bishop (1902 - 1988)

ISABEL BISHOP (AMERICAN, 1902-1988) THREE ON A BENCH, 1955 Ink on paper: 4 1/2 x 3 1/8 in.

1955 USD 300.00 - 500.00 USD 375.00
2048 Fernand Léger (1881 - 1955)

FERNAND LEGER (FRENCH, 1881-1955) ELEMENT MECANIQUES Color etching and aquatint: 30 x 22 1/2 in. (full sheet)

USD 600.00 - 800.00 USD 375.00
2033 Marguerite Redman Dorgeloh (b. 1890)

MARGUERITE REDMAN DORGELOH (AMERICAN, 1890-1944) DANISH CHURCH - SAN FRANCISCO Lithograph: 11 x 6 3/4 in. (sight)

USD 50.00 - 100.00 USD 343.75
2040 J. Jay McVicker (1911 - 2004)

JAY JESSE MCVICKER (AMERICAN, 1911-2004) RIVER TAPESTRY, 1947 Aquatint: 13 x 10 1/4 in. (sight)

1947 USD 400.00 - 600.00 USD 343.75
2042 Howard Norton Cook (1901 - 1980)

HOWARD NORTON COOK (AMERICAN, 1901-1980) TUNISIAN COAST, 1929 Lithograph: 8 3/4 x 13 3/4 in. (sight)

1929 USD 400.00 - 600.00 USD 343.75
2050 Carmélio Rodrigues Cruz (b. 1924)

CARMELIO CRUZ (BRAZILIAN, 1924-) UNTITLED, 1965 Paint on newsprint: 7 3/4 x 5 1/4 in. (sight)

1965 USD 500.00 - 700.00 USD 312.50
2018 Nat Lowell (1880 - 1956)

NAT LOWELL (AMERICAN, 1880-1956) UN BUILDING along with TIP OF MANHATTAN Etching with drypoint: 10 1/2 x 13 1/4 in. (sight)

USD 150.00 - 300.00 USD 281.25
2023 Otto Kuhler (1894 - 1976)

OTTO AUGUST KUHLER (AMERICAN, 1894-1977) BUILDING THE DAM Etching: 11 x 9 in. (sight)

USD 200.00 - 300.00 USD 281.25
2029 LOUIS BARLOW

LOUIS BARLOW (AMERICAN, 1908-2001) HIGH AND DRY, 1939 Wood engraving: 7 x 8 4/5 in. (sight)

1939 USD 400.00 - 600.00 USD 281.25
  • <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
  • <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.
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