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Auction Info

Auction Name
Collection from the Library of Gerald and Barbara Weiner
Auction Date
10/08/2020 - 10/08/2020
Sale Number
#759
Total Lots
336
Sold Lots
291
Lots Sold
86.61%
Unsold Lots
45
Total Sales (USD)
1,208,547.00
Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
820,000.00
High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
1,146,750.00
Low Estimate of All Lots (USD)
1,014,300.00
High Estimate of All Lots (USD)
1,432,350.00
Total Sales as a % of High Est.
84.38%

Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
40 DARWIN, Charles Robert (1809-1882)

On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection.

1859 USD 60,000.00 - 80,000.00 USD 112,500.00
209 SHAKESPEARE, William (1564-1616)

Mr. William Shakespear's Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies. Published according to the true Original Copies. Unto which is added, SEVEN PLAYS, Never before Printed in Folio.

1685 USD 60,000.00 - 80,000.00 USD 81,250.00
69 CHAUCER, Geoffrey

The Works ... now newly imprinted.

1896 USD 60,000.00 - 80,000.00 USD 75,000.00
137 LAWRENCE, Thomas Edward (1888-1935)

Seven Pillars of Wisdom, a triumph.

1926 USD 60,000.00 - 80,000.00 USD 75,000.00
285 AUDUBON, John James (1785-1851)

The Birds of America, from Drawings Made in the United States and their Territories.

J.B. Chevalier, [1839-] 1840-1844. USD 60,000.00 - 80,000.00 USD 62,500.00
220 TOLKIEN, John Ronald Reuel (1892-1973)

[The Lord of the Rings trilogy:] The Fellowship of the Ring. -- The Two Towers.-- The Return of The King.

1955 USD 20,000.00 - 30,000.00 USD 38,400.00
324 OGILBY, John (1600-1676), translator. America: being the latest, and most Accurate Description of the New World... Collected from most Authentick Authors, Augmented with later Observations, and Adorn'd with maps and Sculptures, by John Ogilby. London: Pri

America: being the latest, and most Accurate Description of the New World... Collected from most Authentick Authors, Augmented with later Observations, and Adorn'd with maps and Sculptures, by John Ogilby.

1671 USD 30,000.00 - 40,000.00 USD 35,840.00
222 TOLKIEN, John Ronald Reuel (1892-1973)

Autograph letter signed (“JRRT”). To George Sayer, Oxford, 7 August 1952.

1952 USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 35,840.00
39 DARWIN, Charles (1809-1882)

A Narrative of the Surveying Voyages of His Majesty's Ships Adventure and Beagle, between the years 1826 and 1836.

1839 USD 25,000.00 - 35,000.00 USD 30,000.00
208 SHAKESPEARE, William (1564-1616)

The Merchant of Venice [Extracted from the First Folio].

1623 USD 25,000.00 - 35,000.00 USD 27,500.00
174 MILTON, John (1608-1674)

Paradise Lost.

1669 USD 12,000.00 - 18,000.00 USD 21,250.00
106 HORAE, Use of Rome

Hore beate marie virginis s[e]c[un]d[u]m usum ecclesie romane totaliter ad longum cum multis suffragiis et orationibus.

[ca 1521, calendar for 1521-1540]. USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD 17,500.00
115 JOYCE, James (1882-1941)

Ulysses.

1922 USD 12,000.00 - 18,000.00 USD 16,640.00
307 HALL, James (1793-1868)

History of the Indian Tribes of North America.

1855 USD 15,000.00 - 20,000.00 USD 15,360.00
9 BLACKWELL, Elizabeth (d.1758)

A Curious Herbal, containing Five Hundred Cuts of the most useful Plant which are now used in the Practice of Physick.

1739 USD 15,000.00 - 20,000.00 USD 15,000.00
314 PIERCY, Frederick H. (1830-1891), illustrator

Route from Liverpool to Great Salt Lake Valley... Together With a Geographical and Historical Description of Utah, and a Map of the Overland Routes to that Territory, from Missouri River.

1855 USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD 14,080.00
191 PULLMAN, Philip

[His Dark Materials trilogy:] Northern Lights. — The Subtle Knife. — The Amber Spyglass.

1995-1997-2000. USD 6,000.00 - 8,000.00 USD 11,520.00
44 DARWIN, Charles (1809-1882)

Autograph letter signed (“Charles Darwin”) to Lady Dorothy Fanny Nevill (“Madam”), Down, Bromley, Kent, 27 November [1861].

[1861]. USD 6,000.00 - 8,000.00 USD 11,250.00
305 LEWIS, Meriwether (1774-1809) and CLARK, William (1770-1838)

History of the Expedition under the Command of Captains Lewis and Clarke, to the Sources of the Missouri, thence across the Rocky Mountains and down the River Columbia to the Pacific Ocean. Performed during the years 1804-5-6.

1817 USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD 11,250.00
55 EINSTEIN, Albert

Typed letter signed (“A. Einstein”), to Mr. Lester Murphy.

1953.  USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 11,250.00
  • <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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