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Rare Books - Online bidstart 10/8
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10/15/2020 - 10/15/2020
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Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
91 Spencer Lionel ADAMS; T. ENAMI

(Photographer's Archive) An author/lecturer's extensive collection of 4-5000 original images Hundreds of Glass Slides with Coloring by T. Enami, a legendary Japanese Studio

USD 4,000.00 - 8,000.00 USD 3,675.00
62 [ANONYMOUS (photographer)] - George Esten COOKE (1793 - 1849, subject)

Daguerreotype copy of a portrait of George Cooke at work on a portrait of Henry Clay Mother of pearl case

USD 125.00 - 125.00 USD 1,628.00
17 A.-A.-E. DISDÉRI, R. J. BINGHAM, F. RANDEGGER & Monsieur FERRET, photographers.

An album celebrating the life of Madame Henriette Biedermann Kann (1837-1865) with a hand-painted Vienna porcelain portrait plaque by Josef Zasche (1821-1881)

[circa 1865] USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 USD 800.00
97 U.S. Military

(Military) Group of 50+ War photos including 20 Stamped CINCPOA-- Press Censor markings Disturbing images of Flamethrower & Foxhole; Downed Planes, etc.

USD 200.00 - 300.00 USD 788.00
72 [AMERICA, c.1905-1930] - the BROWN, BURDINE, PETERSEN & PUTNAM families

Two albums of family snapshots, over 680 photographs One compiled by William Brown of Chicago (featuring the Brown and Petersen family); the other from Harriet Putnam of Worcester, Mass.

[c. 1905-1930] USD 200.00 - 300.00 USD 735.00
96 Hildegarde D. BECHER (compilor)

A fine album documenting the life, friends, relations and travels of Hildegarde & Eugen Becher Including an accidental forerunner of Futurism, and covering a period from 1909-1914, most images taken in New York state

[c.1909-1914] USD 300.00 - 500.00 USD 630.00
170 Military photographers

(War at sea) Collection of 65+ WWII press photos, mainly US Navy operations Contemporary prints, most with detailed information stamped on backs.

USD 200.00 - 300.00 USD 603.00
16 Alfred Cheney JOHNSTON [Ziegfeld girls photographer]

[Lucille Bremer Nude] A fine image of the actress posing onstage

1930’s USD 250.00 - 350.00 USD 527.00

Le Document Photographique, Serie II

1906 USD 700.00 - 1,000.00 USD 500.00
221 Robert F. SHEEHAN (1922-1969),

A single photograph of the Rotherhithe Tunnel under the Thames (in London) taken in 1959, the 6th part of an archive of work the 6th and final part of an archive of work

USD 800.00 - 1,200.00 USD 500.00
99 Military Photographers

(Military) WWII Group of 29 images stamped "OFFICIAL SIGNAL CORPS RADIO-TELEPHOTO" General Patton, German street scenes; fighting in Italy, etc.

USD 200.00 - 300.00 USD 441.00
125 Gaspard-Félix Tournachon NADAR (photographer & aeronaut)

Memoires du Geant

1864 USD 500.00 - 750.00 USD 436.00
23 [JAPAN, unidentified 19th-century photographer]

A small concertina album of 50 mounted hand-colored photographs Including 25 images of Japanese women in traditional dress and 25 topographical views of Japan

c. 1890-1900 USD 200.00 - 300.00 USD 420.00
127 Lieutenant-Commander T.A. LYONS, U.S. Navy

Naval Professional Papers, No. 17. The Magnetism of Iron and Steel Ships: An Explanation... it affects the Compass

1884 USD 100.00 - 200.00 USD 369.00
93 Military Photographers

Lot of 20 WWII Official Images, stamped on backs NAVY & ARMY

USD 200.00 - 300.00 USD 368.00
10 Sidney Edward LETTS (1868-1940, London antiques dealer). – [Unknown photographer]

[Antiques] A numbered collection of forty four vintage photographs featuring 397 separate numbered items of stock Each with associated mimeographed typescript list pasted to the verso of the mounts

1915 & earlier USD 700.00 - 1,000.00 USD 361.00
22 Hon. Richard Clere PARSONS & Agnes Elizabeth PARSONS (nee BATEMAN)

An album recording the Parsons family holidays, overseas trips, and family occasions A mixture of amateur photographs by Richard Parsons and professional work recording the places they visited

1885-1897 USD 150.00 - 250.00 USD 315.00
21 [AMERICAN Furniture]. - Luke Vincent LOCKWOOD (1872-1951).

The Pendleton Collection [at RISD]. Unique working copy with fine over 100 photogravure plates of furniture and other antiques

1904 USD 150.00 - 250.00 USD 305.00

Inscribed proof of a dust-jacket design based on a photomontage See May 7th check estimate

USD 300.00 - 500.00 USD 291.00

(Literary) Signed portrait of Lucy Maud Montgomery, author of Anne of Green Gables Fine silver print of the author of Anne of Green Gables

USD 125.00 - 150.00 USD 289.00
  • <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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