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Auction Info

Auction Name
Rare Books
Auction Date
06/09/2021 - 06/10/2021
Sale Number
#6232
Total Lots
826
Sold Lots
812
Lots Sold
98.31%
Unsold Lots
14
Total Sales (USD)
2,701,292.75
Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
998,800.00
High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
1,498,200.00
Low Estimate of All Lots (USD)
1,027,600.00
High Estimate of All Lots (USD)
1,541,400.00
Total Sales as a % of High Est.
175.25%

Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
45372 [Declaration of Independence].

The New-England Chronicle. Volume VIII. Numb. 413

1776 USD 40,000.00 - 60,000.00 USD 175,000.00
45361

[Bible in Latin].

ca. 1450-1455. USD 24,000.00 - 36,000.00 USD 162,500.00
45402 John James Audubon.

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

1840-1844. USD 32,000.00 - 48,000.00 USD 93,750.00
45344 Charles Darwin.

On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life.

1859 USD 16,000.00 - 24,000.00 USD 81,250.00
45414 Thomas L. McKenney and James Hall.

History of the Indian Tribes of North America, with Biographical Sketches and Anecdotes of the Principal Chiefs. Embellished with One Hundred and Twenty Portraits, from the Indian Gallery in the Department of War, at Washington.

1838; 1842 and 1844 USD 32,000.00 - 48,000.00 USD 75,000.00
45286 Edgar Rice Burroughs.

Tarzan of the Apes. In The All-Story, Volume XXIV, Number 2, October 1912.

1912 USD 16,000.00 - 24,000.00 USD 62,500.00
45244 Ernest Hemingway.

For Whom the Bell Tolls.

1940 USD 32,000.00 - 48,000.00 USD 55,000.00
45390 [Mark Hofmann, forger].

The Oath of a Freeman. Printed broadside comprising a forgery of the first document printed in English North America. [The Oath of a Freeman.

Circa 1638-1639; 1985 USD 16,000.00 - 24,000.00 USD 52,500.00
45298 J. R. R. Tolkien

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy.

1954-1955. USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00 USD 47,500.00
45367 [William Shakespeare].

The Tragedie of Julius Caesar [Extracted from the First Folio].

1623 USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00 USD 42,500.00
45380 [Continental Congress].

Journals of Congress, Containing the Proceedings... Complete set of thirteen volumes.

USD 16,000.00 - 24,000.00 USD 42,500.00
45081

Annales Sive Historiae Rerum Belgicarum.

1580 USD 20,000.00 - 30,000.00 USD 37,500.00
45253 Stephen King.

Firestarter.

1980 USD 2,400.00 - 3,600.00 USD 33,750.00
45302 J. R. R. Tolkien

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy.

1963 USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 30,000.00
45352 William Harvey.

De Motu Cordis, & Sanguinis in animalibus, Anatomica Exercitatio...

1639 USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00 USD 25,000.00
45379 [Continental Congress].

Journal of the Proceedings of the Congress, Held at Philadelphia, September 5, 1774.

1774 USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00 USD 22,500.00
45259 Margaret Mitchell.

Gone With the Wind.

1936 USD 24,000.00 - 36,000.00 USD 21,250.00
45175 Frank Lloyd Wright.

Ausgeführte Bauten und Entwürfe von Frank Lloyd Wright.

1910 USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00 USD 18,750.00
45320 Herman Melville.

Moby-Dick. Or, The Whale.

1851 USD 12,000.00 - 18,000.00 USD 17,500.00
45001 Thomas Comber.

A Companion to the Temple. Or, a help to devotion in the daily use of the common-prayer.

1676 USD 2,800.00 - 4,200.00 USD 16,250.00
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Charles Loupot, <i>Les Cigarettes Mekka,</i> 1919. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Plinio Codognato, <i>Cicli Fiat,</i> circa 1910. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> L.N. Britton, <i>Warning! Consider the Possible Consequences,</i> c. 1917. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Leonardo Bistolfi, <i>Première Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs Modernes,</i> 1902. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Leonetto Cappiello, <i>Paquet Pernot / Biscuits Pernot,</i> 1910. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Francesco Nonni, <i>Font Meo / Acqua Minerale Naturale,</i> 1924. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Frederick Winthrop Ramsdell, <i>American Crescent Cycles,</i> 1899. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> <i>Be a Tight Wad! Own Something!</i> designer unknown, 1925. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Candido Aragonese de Faria, <i>Chamonix–Mont–Blanc,</i> c. 1910. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> W.E.J., <i>Irishmen Avenge the Lusitania,</i> c. 1915. $2,000 to $3,000.
  • <center><b>Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books<br>Fine Art<br>Antique Engravings & Lithographs<br>Works on Paper<br>Accepting bids until August 7</b>
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Maitres Affiches by MUCHA - Papier a cigarettes Job. 202. $5,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> De Bry - Map of the West Indies (including Florida, Cuba, Jamaica, Bahamas, Parts of Central & South America, Sea Monsters, Ships). $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Gould - Short-billed Toucan (Ramphastos Brevicarinatus). $5,000 to $8,000.
    <center><b>Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books<br>Fine Art<br>Antique Engravings & Lithographs<br>Works on Paper<br>Accepting bids until August 7</b>
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Redoute, Folio - Pale Iris - Iris flavescens. 375. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Gillray - Light Expelling Darkness or The Sun of the Constitution. $200 to $500.
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Gerard - Wild Hemp or Weed, Cannabis. 708. $150 to $450.
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Shaw & Nodder - Head of The Dodo. 165. $100 to $300.
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Your Own Sylvia:<br>Sylvia Plath’s letters to Ted Hughes and other items,<br>Property of Frieda Hughes<br>9 to 21 July 2021</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath. Family photograph album ("The Hughes family Album"), 1957-1962. £30,000 to £50,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath. Typed letter signed, to Ted Hughes, on "my own private doctrine", with a poem, 5 October 1956. £15,000 to £20,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath. Pen and ink portrait of Ted Hughes, [1956]. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Your Own Sylvia:<br>Sylvia Plath’s letters to Ted Hughes and other items,<br>Property of Frieda Hughes<br>9 to 21 July 2021</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath. Joint autograph letter signed, to William and Edith Hughes, March 1960. £8,000 to £12,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes. Photographic portrait by David Bailey, inscribed by Plath, 1961, and another press photo. £800 to £1,200.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Tarot de Marseille. Deck of cards owned by Sylvia Plath. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes. Pair of gold wedding rings. £6,000 to £8,000.
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