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Auction Name
Rare Books - Online bidstart 10/22
Auction Date
10/29/2020 - 10/29/2020
Sale Number
#SA86
Total Lots
600
Sold Lots
247
Lots Sold
41.17%
Unsold Lots
353
Total Sales (USD)
50,993.00
Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
53,135.00
High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
63,815.00
Low Estimate of All Lots (USD)
150,860.00
High Estimate of All Lots (USD)
179,035.00
Total Sales as a % of High Est.
28.48%

Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
491 William J. Burchell

Travels in the Interior of Southern Africa.

1822, 1824 USD 5,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 4,000.00
5 Jacob Van Reenen

A JOURNAL OF A JOURNEY FROM THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE UNDERTAKEN IN 1790 AND 1791

1792 USD 1,200.00 - 1,500.00 USD 3,675.00
566 Sylvia Plath

Lot of First US and UK Editions of 'The Bell Jar'

1963-1971 USD 2,500.00 - 3,000.00 USD 2,898.00
15 Malthus (Thomas Robert)

PRINCIPLES OF POLITICAL ECONOMY CONSIDERED

1820 USD 1,500.00 - 2,000.00 USD 1,838.00
135 Edgar Leopold Layard & R. Bowdler Sharpe

LAYARD AND SHARPE’S “THE BIRDS OF SOUTH AFRICA”

1875 - 1884 USD 1,000.00 - 1,200.00 USD 1,628.00
6 Herman Charles Bosman

MAFEKING ROAD - INSCRIBED ASSOCIATION COPY IN DUSTWRAPPER

1947 USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 1,500.00
169 Fitzpatrick ( Sir Percy)

JOCK OF THE BUSHVELD (Signed by the author)

1913 USD 1,250.00 - 1,500.00 USD 1,000.00
20 Edgar M. Hyman – Photographer

PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM WITH 124 FINE BOER WAR PHOTOGRAPHS BY EDGAR M. HYMAN

USD 1,200.00 - 1,500.00 USD 945.00
3 Macgregor Laird , R. A. K. Oldfield

RIVER NIGER TRAVEL AFRICA - Narrative of an expedition into the interior of Africa

1837 USD 1,000.00 - 1,200.00 USD 850.00
231 Barrow (John)

TRAVELS INTO THE INTERIOR OF SOUTHERN AFRICA

1806 USD 800.00 - 900.00 USD 840.00
14 Rookmaker (L.C.) Mundy (P.) Glenn (I.) & Spary (E.)

FRANÇOIS LE VAILLANT AND THE BIRDS OF AFRICA (Limited edition)

2004 USD 450.00 - 500.00 USD 840.00
12

DIARIES OF THE SIEGE OF MAFEKING

1899 –1900 USD 900.00 - 1,000.00 USD 800.00
512 Nelson Mandela

Long Walk to Freedom - Signed

1994 USD 250.00 - 250.00 USD 609.00
176 Austen-Holcroft (William Francis Lucius)

DIARIES

USD 700.00 - 800.00 USD 600.00
223 Oates (Frank)

MATABELE LAND AND THE VICTORIA FALLS

1889 USD 750.00 - 1,000.00 USD 600.00
8 Olive Grey

THE SILVER GREY-HOUND and BOER BLOOD-HOUNDS of the RELIEF OF KIMBERLEY – INSCRIBED ASSOCIATION COPY TO REDVERS BULLER

1901 USD 600.00 - 900.00 USD 578.00
130 Jan K. Coetzee & Geoffrey T. Wood

SOUTH AFRICA'S FIRST DEMOCRATIC ELECTIONS: 27 - 28 APRIL 1994

1994 USD 350.00 - 350.00 USD 552.00
174

McClean (William N) LETTERS WRITTEN DURING THE WAR

USD 600.00 - 700.00 USD 500.00
439 J.D. Salinger

THE CATCHER IN THE RYE

1951 USD 750.00 - 900.00 USD 500.00
7 J.Percy Fitzpatrick

THROUGH MASHONALAND WITH PICK AND PEN – INSCRIBED COPY

1892 USD 650.00 - 800.00 USD 500.00
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Joseph F. Kernan, <i>College Football,</i> oil on canvas, <i>The Saturday Evening Post</i> cover, 1932. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Joseph C. Leyendecker, <i>Golfer Lighting a Cigarette,</i> oil on canvas, c.1920. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Howard Chandler Christy, <i>In the Field,</i> charcoal & watercolor, published in <i>Scribner’s,</i> 1902. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> N.C. Wyeth, <i>Standish Reading,</i> pen & ink, for <i>The Courtship of Miles Standish,</i> 1920. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Johnanna Stewart Mapes, <i>A Fairy Book,</i> conté crayon, for <i>St. Nicholas Magazine,</i> 1907. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Arnold Lobel, pen & ink, for <i>The Frog & Toad Coloring Book,</i> 1981. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Antonio Lopez, <i>Today’s Fashions,</i> study for <i>The New York Times,</i> 1981. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Charles Schulz, <i>“I’ll have to go back to the house…I forgot my rubbers…”</i> pen & ink, original 4-panel <i>Peanuts comic,</i> 1960. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Constantin Alajalov, <i>Family Tree,</i> watercolor and gouache, cover for <i>The New Yorker,</i> 1938. Estimate $3,000 to $4,000.
  • <center><b>Case Antiques<br>Two-Day Winter Auction<br>Jan. 30 & 31, 2021</b>
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> Rare 1778 Engraved map of Colonial Philadelphia after George Heap (1714-1752) and Nicholas Scull (1687-1761). $10,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> Author signed and inscribed <i>THE FOUNTAINHEAD,</i> stated First Edition, by Ayn Rand, published by The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Indianapolis, New York, 1943. $2,000 to $2,400.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> John James Audubon (American, 1785-1851) hand-colored aquatint engraving, "Yellow-billed Magpie, Stellers Jay, Ultramarine Jay and Clark's Crow," Plate Number CCCLXII. $1,800 to $2,200.
    <center><b>Case Antiques<br>Two-Day Winter Auction<br>Jan. 30 & 31, 2021</b>
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) autograph letter, signed, as President, to Nathan Reid detailing Jackson’s intervention on behalf of Reid's grandson. $1,800 to $2,200.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> Edward Steichen (Luxembourg/American, 1879-1973) portfolio of photographs, "The Early Years 1900-1927, 12 Hand-Gravure Prints" #41/1000, printed in 1981. $1,400 to $1,600.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, TLS, one-page typed letter on The White House, Washington, D.C., stationary to John Marshall Butler. $1,400 to $1,600.
    <center><b>Case Antiques<br>Two-Day Winter Auction<br>Jan. 30 & 31, 2021</b>
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> Two Pre-Civil War slave related letters, including one written by Mariah, a female domestic slave of James Vincent Musgrove (1814-1890) to her daughter. $1,000 to $1,200.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> Two author signed and inscribed Ayn Rand related books, including one Rand signed <i>WE THE LIVING,</i> London 1940 edition. $1,000 to $1,200.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> PLAN DE LA VILLE DE MEMPHIS (ETATS-UNIS) 40,000 HABITANTS pen and ink with watercolor hand drawn drainage system map, circa 1870. $700 to $900.
    <center><b>Case Antiques<br>Two-Day Winter Auction<br>Jan. 30 & 31, 2021</b>
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> Scarce Mezzotint portrait of Thomas Pownall, Colonial Governor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay (1757-1760) and South Carolina (1760). $600 to $700.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> VIEW OF NORFOLK FROM COSPORT, VIRGINIA, John Hill, engraver, after John Shaw (U.K., 1776-1832). $600 to $700.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> THE BURNING OF THE MERCHANT'S EXCHANGE, NEW YORK CITY -THE GREAT FIRE OF DECEMBER, 1835. Scarce color lithograph, a 1909 reissue of the original 1836 print. $500 to $700.
  • <b><center>Christie’s<br>Paul Destribats:<br>Une Bibliothèque des Avant-gardes<br>Part III<br>2-3 and 4 February 2021</b>
    <b><center>Christie’s<br>Paul Destribats:<br>Une Bibliothèque des Avant-gardes<br>Part III<br>2-3 and 4 February 2021</b>
    <b><center>Christie’s<br>Paul Destribats:<br>Une Bibliothèque des Avant-gardes<br>Part III<br>2-3 and 4 February 2021</b>
    <b><center>Christie’s<br>Paul Destribats:<br>Une Bibliothèque des Avant-gardes<br>Part III<br>2-3 and 4 February 2021</b>
  • <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>and Works on Paper<br>28 January 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Schedel (Hartmann). <i>Liber Chronicarum,</i> first edition, Nuremberg, Anton Koberger for Sebald Schreyer and Sebastian Kammermeister, 1493. £30,000 to £50,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> [Greek Orthodox Church].- <i>Menaion,</i> manuscript in Greek, on paper, in Greek letters, [Eastern Mediterranean], [c. 1400]. £5,000 to £7,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> American Revolution.- Loyalist's cow powder horn, engraved with the cypher "GR" for George III surmounted by a crown, an inscription, and on reverse an engraving of the "North River" [Hudson River], 1777. £5,000 to £7,000.
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>and Works on Paper<br>28 January 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Illuminated prayer book.- <i>Maria Carcer y Trigueros... Santa Misa y Oraciones,</i> illuminated manuscript in Spanish, on paper, [c. 1850]. £5,000 to £7,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Hardy (Thomas). <i>The Mayor of Casterbridge,</i> 2 vol., first edition in book form, original cloth, 1886. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> [Austen (Jane)]. <i>Emma: A Novel,</i> first edition, Printed for John Murray, 1816. £7,000 to £10,000.
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>and Works on Paper<br>28 January 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Brontë (Charlotte). <i>Jane Eyre. An Autobiography,</i> 3 vol., first edition, Smith, Elder and Co., 1847. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Cruikshank (George). <i>The Road to the Derby,</i> one of two proof copies, Raphael Tuck & Sons, 1882. £600 to £800.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Meunier (Charles, binder).- Gruel (Leon). <i>Manuel Historique et Bibliographique de l'Amateur de Reliures,</i> 2 vol., Paris, 1887.-1905. £3,000 to £4,000.
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>and Works on Paper<br>28 January 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Burne-Jones (Sir Edward). <i>The Work of Edward Burne-Jones,</i> edited by Philip Burne-Jones, one of 200 copies, [c.1900]. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Nazraeli Press.- <i>Six by Six,</i> 36 vol. [a complete set], one of 100 sets, each with signed photograph, Portland, Or., 2010-16. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Australasia.- Péron (Francois) and Freycinet. <i>Voyage de Découvertes aux Terres Australes,</i> 5 vol. including Atlas, second edition, Paris, 1824. £6,000 to £8,000.
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