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Auction Name
American Manuscripts and Other Property from the Collection of Elsie and Philip Sang - bidstart 9/30
Auction Date
10/14/2020 - 10/14/2020
Sale Number
#N10599
Total Lots
113
Sold Lots
91
Lots Sold
80.53%
Unsold Lots
22
Total Sales (USD)
734,454.00
Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
428,200.00
High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
629,500.00
Low Estimate of All Lots (USD)
1,232,300.00
High Estimate of All Lots (USD)
1,771,900.00
Total Sales as a % of High Est.
41.45%

Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
3 THOMAS JEFFERSON

In a compelling and wide-ranging letter to his old friend Philip Mazzei, Thomas Jefferson expresses confidence in the "incalculable value" of the just-completed Louisiana Purchase

1804 USD 100,000.00 - 150,000.00 USD 163,800.00
2 JOHN ADAMS

In a letter candid even by the standards of his correspondence with Benjamin Rush, John Adams discusses the site of the Federal government, appointments to the first Supreme Court, and his view of the vice presidency

1789 USD 35,000.00 - 50,000.00 USD 52,920.00
1 GEORGE WASHINGTON

George Washington plans the retaliatory Sullivan Expedition against Upstate New York Tories and their allies from the Iroquois Confederacy

1779 USD 30,000.00 - 40,000.00 USD 47,880.00
84

Autograph music manuscript of George and Ira Gershwin's "Who Cares?" from the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Of Thee I Sing.

ca.1930–31 USD 20,000.00 - 30,000.00 USD 44,100.00
99 ALBERT EINSTEIN

A cosmological aphorism signed by Albert Einstein

USD 1,500.00 - 2,000.00 USD 40,320.00
21 ULYSSES S. GRANT

President Grant pardons the three Rochester, New York, election officials who allowed Susan B. Anthony to vote in the 1872 presidential election

1874 USD 40,000.00 - 60,000.00 USD 40,320.00
18 ANDREW JOHNSON

President Andrew Johnson paroles five leading Confederate politicians, including the former Vice President and two cabinet members

1865 USD 15,000.00 - 20,000.00 USD 30,240.00
89 OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II

Oscar Hammerstein II. Autograph fair copy of the lyrics for "Ol' Man River" and other material

1941 USD 7,000.00 - 10,000.00 USD 20,160.00
24 JAMES A. GARFIELD

A warm letter, written and signed by President Garfield in office, thanking George Bancroft for roses sent to the First Lady

1881 USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00 USD 17,640.00
86 GEORGE GERSHWIN

Contract signed by Gershwin and others for the original production of Porgy and Bess

1935 USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 15,120.00
11 JOHN TYLER

Against the backdrop of continuing boundary negotiations with Mexico and Texas, President Tyler offers assistance to a young relative of Chief Justice Roger Taney

1843 USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 11,970.00
7 JOHN QUINCY ADAMS

John Quincy Adams explains the motivations for President Washington's retirement to Jean Luzac, editor of the highly influential Gazette de Leyde

1796 USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00 USD 11,340.00
39 WARREN G. HARDING

A very rare autograph letter signed by Warren G. Harding as President

1922 USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 10,710.00
97 JACOB DUCHÉ

A printed broadside letter and an autograph letter by Jacob Duché, erstwhile official chaplain to Congress

1776 USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00 USD 10,080.00
38 WOODROW WILSON

Woodrow Wilson confides to a pacifist supporter that the involvement of allied nations in World War I constrains him from publicly speaking for peace

1915 USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 10,080.00
56 ABIGAIL ADAMS

AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED ("ABIGAIL ADAMS") AS FIRST LADY TO MRS. ELBRIDGE (ANN THOMPSON) GERRY, INFORMING HER OF HER HUSBAND'S ARRIVAL IN PARIS AS A SPECIAL DIPLOMATIC COMMISSIONER

1797 USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00 USD 8,820.00
105 A. A. MILNE

Limited edition of "Winnie-the-Pooh," signed by A. A. Milne and illustrator E. H. Shephard

1926 USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 7,560.00
61 RACHEL JACKSON & ANDREW JACKSON

Rachel and Andrew Jackson reassign a portion of land that they had received as representatives of her father's estate

1824 USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 6,930.00
32 THEODORE ROOSEVELT

Roosevelt addresses a crowd at Cairo, Illinois, about international and domestic affairs, and governmental regulation on the eve of Panic of 1907

1907 USD 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 USD 6,300.00
93

A 1774 handbill calling for a meeting of patriotic New Yorkers

1774 USD 1,500.00 - 2,000.00 USD 6,048.00
  • <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 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>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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