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Auction Name
Rare Books - Online bidstart 5/27
Auction Date
06/03/2021 - 06/03/2021
Sale Number
#91
Total Lots
579
Sold Lots
181
Lots Sold
31.26%
Unsold Lots
398
Total Sales (USD)
44,607.00
Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
43,585.00
High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
51,695.00
Low Estimate of All Lots (USD)
143,275.00
High Estimate of All Lots (USD)
172,400.00
Total Sales as a % of High Est.
25.87%

Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
1

TWO ORIGINAL SILVER GELATIN SPECTRA OF THE GALAXIES, annotated by Edwin Hubble (1889-1953).

USD 5,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 7,560.00
3 Eddington (Sir Arthur)

THE EXPANDING UNIVERSE (Presentation copy signed by Edwin Hubble)

1933 USD 4,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 3,885.00
11

THE COMPLETE ATLAS OF MODERN, CLASSICAL AND CELESTIAL MAPS

1857 USD 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 USD 2,625.00
551 Mountain Stick of Gen. J. C. Smuts.

Presented by Gen. Smuts to Rissik Family Member.

USD 1,500.00 - 1,500.00 USD 1,680.00
533 Sebastian Münster (Heinrich Petrie)

L'Afrique (untitled)

1556 USD 1,250.00 - 1,500.00 USD 1,418.00
13

MILLWOOD GOLDFIELDS

USD 900.00 - 1,000.00 USD 1,365.00
449

East London and Frontier Red Book 1911

1911 USD 600.00 - 700.00 USD 735.00
78 Mandela (Nelson)

LONG WALK TO FREEDOM (Signed by Mandela)

1994 USD 600.00 - 700.00 USD 700.00
450

East London and Frontier Red Book 1917

1917 USD 570.00 - 660.00 USD 683.00
225 Salinger, J D

CATCHER IN THE RYE

1951 USD 400.00 - 400.00 USD 580.00
370 J.H. Brigly. (Lithographer.)

Map of Bechuanaland. (Bechuanaland Field Force, 1885.)

1886 USD 350.00 - 350.00 USD 578.00
17 Captain Henry Wilson

An Account Of The Pelew Islands, Situated In The Western Part of The Pacific Ocean.

1788 USD 500.00 - 600.00 USD 525.00
114 Peters, Carl

NEW LIGHT ON DARK AFRICA:

1891 USD 200.00 - 200.00 USD 525.00
118 Schoeman, Michael

SPRINGBOK FIGHTER VICTORY:

2002-2012 USD 300.00 - 300.00 USD 525.00
16 Churchill, Sir Winston Spencer

IAN HAMILTON'S MARCH;

1900 USD 550.00 - 550.00 USD 500.00
255 [Livingstone (David)]

LIVINGSTONE LETTERS 1843 TO 1872

1985 USD 300.00 - 400.00 USD 473.00
20 Nelson Mandela

The Illustrated Long Walk to Freedom

1996 USD 500.00 - 600.00 USD 473.00
420 Stanley Henry M

The Congo and The Founding of Its Free State ( 2 Vols )

1885 USD 250.00 - 350.00 USD 473.00
509 George McCall Theal.

History of South Africa. (11 Volume "Star" Set.

1922 USD 600.00 - 600.00 USD 450.00
145 Houses of Parliament

Alleged Kidnapping and Enslaving of Young Africans by the People of the Trans-Vaal Republic 1869

1869 USD 250.00 - 250.00 USD 420.00
  • <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 Jul 15:</b> Jessie Tarbox Beals, archive of signed photographs, 15 silver prints, c. 1930. $6,000 to $8,000.
    <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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