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Auction Name
Collection of a Connoisseur: History in Manuscript, Part 2 - bidstart 4/15
Auction Date
04/27/2021 - 04/27/2021
Sale Number
#L21412
Total Lots
135
Sold Lots
127
Lots Sold
94.07%
Unsold Lots
8
Total Sales (GBP)
702,261.00
Low Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP)
215,600.00
High Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP)
311,790.00
Low Estimate of All Lots (GBP)
306,900.00
High Estimate of All Lots (GBP)
442,990.00
Total Sales as a % of High Est.
158.53%

Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
24 Churchill, Sir Winston

Sir Winston Churchill | autograph letter signed, to Pamela, Lady Lytton, 1942

1942 GBP 20,000.00 - 30,000.00 GBP 75,600.00
79 Napoleon I

Napoleon I | letter signed to Admiral Ganteaume, ordering the invasion of England, 22 August 1805

1805 GBP 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 GBP 75,600.00
23 Sir Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill | autograph letter signed, to T.E. Lawrence, praising Seven Pillars of Wisdom, 16 May 1927

1927 GBP 15,000.00 - 20,000.00 GBP 69,300.00
96 Peter the Great, Tsar of Russia

Peter I, Emperor of Russia | Important letter signed about Charles XII of Sweden, 30 November 1711

1711 GBP 12,000.00 - 18,000.00 GBP 47,880.00
80 Napoleon I

Napoleon I | letter signed, to Admiral Villeneuve, ordering the invasion of England, 22 August 1805

1805 GBP 8,000.00 - 12,000.00 GBP 44,100.00
107 Margaret Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher | Signed photo of her and her cabinet, December 1981

1981 GBP 200.00 - 300.00 GBP 25,200.00
8

British History | a collection of 113 letters and documents bound in three volumes, 16th-18th century

16th-18th century GBP 8,000.00 - 12,000.00 GBP 21,420.00
126 Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde | Five autograph letters signed, to Alsager Vian, 1887

1887 GBP 15,000.00 - 20,000.00 GBP 18,900.00
127 Oscar Wilde--W. and D. Downey

Oscar Wilde | signed photograph, with a signed photograph of his wife, early 1890s

1890s GBP 6,000.00 - 8,000.00 GBP 16,380.00
19 James Brudenell, 7th Earl of Cardigan

Charge of the Light Brigade--James, Earl of Cardigan | Autograph memorandum describing the Charge, 27 October 1854

1854 GBP 8,000.00 - 12,000.00 GBP 15,120.00
92 Nicholas I, Emperor of Russia

Nicholas I, Emperor of Russia | Letter signed, with an autograph postscript, about the Crimean War, 14 January 1854

1854 GBP 1,500.00 - 2,000.00 GBP 13,860.00
20 George Charles Bingham, 3rd Earl of Lucan

Charge of the Light Brigade--Lord Lucan | Military papers, mostly from the Crimean War, chiefly 1820s-80s

1820s-80s GBP 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 GBP 12,600.00
62 T.E. Lawrence

T.E. Lawrence | His album of press cuttings with pencil annotations, late 1920s

1920s GBP 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 GBP 12,600.00
32 Elizabeth II

Elizabeth II | Seven Christmas photos signed, also signed by the Duke of Edinburgh, 1953-60

1953-60 GBP 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 GBP 10,710.00
33 Elizabeth II

Elizabeth II | six autograph letters signed, to Henriette Abel Smith, 1957-73

1957-73 GBP 800.00 - 1,200.00 GBP 10,710.00
101 Robespierre, Maximilien de

Robespierre | Document signed by Robespierre, Couthon and Barrère, ordering 7 prisoners to be brought for trial, 1794

1794 GBP 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 GBP 10,080.00
87 Horatio, Viscount Nelson

Horatio, Viscount Nelson | autograph letter signed, to his father,15 August 1799

1799 GBP 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 GBP 9,450.00
34 Elizabeth II

Elizabeth II | Signed photograph, also signed by Prince Philip, 1958

1958 GBP 700.00 - 900.00 GBP 7,560.00
48 George IV, as Prince Regent

George IV, as Prince Regent | Document signed, authorising Wellington to negotiate at the Congress of Vienna, 1815

1815 GBP 700.00 - 900.00 GBP 7,560.00
14 Catherine de' Medici, Queen of France (1519-1589)

Catherine de' Medici | Letter signed, to Raimond, Seigneur de Fourquevaux, 8 November 1566

1566 GBP 1,500.00 - 2,000.00 GBP 6,930.00
  • <b><center>Sotheby’s<br>Livres et Manuscrits :<br>de Cervantès à Houellebecq<br>18 – 25 June</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 18 – 25 June:</b> Jouve, Paul -- François-Louis Schmied -- Rudyard Kipling. <i>Le Livre de la Jungle,</i> 1919.<br>€ 80,000 to € 120,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 18 – 25 June:</b> Cervantès Saavedra, Miguel de. <i>El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha.</i> Bruxelles, 1607.<br>€ 30,000 to € 50,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 18 – 25 June:</b> Buren, Daniel - Aimé Césaire. Cahier d'un retour au pays natal. Solstice, 2004. 1/140 ex. Avec 1/20 suites d'œuvres originales.<br>€ 4,000 to € 6,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 18 – 25 June:</b> [Musique] - Gioacchino Traversa. Six sonates à violon seul. [Vers 1770].<br>€ 3,000 to € 5,000.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 24:</b> C.F. Payne, <i>Micawber, Imitating Norman Rockwell’s “Triple self-portrait,”</i> mixed media, 2002. $800 to $1,200.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 24:</b> Brian Froud, media illustration published in <i>The Land of Froud,</i> 1977. Estimate $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 24:</b> Haddon Sundblom, <i>All a Girl Needs,</i> oil on canvas, published in <i>The Ladies’ Home Journal,</i> 1942. $8,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 24:</b> Adrianne Lobel, <i>My One and Only,</i> 26 scenic concept collages for the Broadway musical, 1983. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 24:</b> Charles Schulz, original four-panel pen and ink <i>Peanuts</i> comic strip, 1971. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 24:</b>Jack Davis, mixed media cartoon for <i>Playboy,</i> 1959. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 24:</b> Charles Addams, mixed media cartoon for <i>The New Yorker,</i> 1937. $6,000 to $9,000.
  • <center><b>Galleri Bygdoy Allé<br>Sales Exhibition Catalogue 47<br>Part III<br>Antiquarian Temptations:<br>Rare Books, Atlases & Maps,<br>Photos & Manuscripts</b>
    <b>Galleri Bygdoy Allé:</b> PIETER MORTIER. “Le Neptune Francois ou Atlas Nouveau des Cartes Marines. Levées et Gravées par ordre Exprés du Roy…” Paris, 1693.
    <b>Galleri Bygdoy Allé:</b> MARC CHAGALL illus. SHAKESPEARE. “The Tempest.” Large folio. Monte-Carlo, 1975. Signed by the artist.
    <b>Galleri Bygdoy Allé:</b> JOHN SPEED and followers. “A New and Accurate Map of the World.” Hand-colored engraving. London (1626 – 1627 – circa 1650) – 1676.
    <center><b>Galleri Bygdoy Allé<br>Sales Exhibition Catalogue 47<br>Part III<br>Antiquarian Temptations:<br>Rare Books, Atlases & Maps,<br>Photos & Manuscripts</b>
    <b>Galleri Bygdoy Allé:</b> MATTHÄUS SEUTTER. “The Colossus Series.” Set of 4 prints, contemporary hand-colored engravings, each c. 57x49cm. Augsburg c. 1730
    <b>Galleri Bygdoy Allé:</b> (CHARLES LE BRUN). “La Grande Galerie De Versailles, et Les Deux Salons qui L’Accompagnent, peints Par Charles Le Brun premier Peintre de Louis XIV…” Paris, 1752.
    <b>Galleri Bygdoy Allé:</b> G. BRAUN – F. HOGENBERG. “Danorum Marca.” Contemporary hand-colored engraving, 33x48cm. Cologne, 1588.
  • <b>Bonhams, June 29:</b> LIFE OF OSLER, PRESENTATION COPY TO NEPHEW NORMAN GWYN. CUSHING, HARVEY. 1869-1939. <i>The Life of Sir William Osler.</i> Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1925. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Bonhams, June 29:</b> OSLER TO HALSTED MENTIONING CUSHING AND WELCH. Autograph Letter Signed ("Wm Osler") to William Stewart Halsted on medical matters, 2 pp, January 19, 1919. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Bonhams, June 29:</b> CUSHING PRESENTATION COPY TO LUCIEN PRICE. CUSHING, HARVEY. <i>Intracranial Tumours.</i> Springfield, 1932. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <b>Bonhams, June 29:</b> OSLER ON HIS CHILDHOOD. Autograph Letter Signed ("Wm Osler") to Mabel [Brewster] on returning home to Staplehurst. $800 to $1,200.
    <b>Bonhams, June 29:</b> SCULTETUS, JOHANNES. 1595-1645. <i>Cheiroplotheke, seu armamentarium chirurgicum XLIII.</i> Ulm: Balthasar Kühnen, 1655. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Bonhams, June 29:</b> VICQ D'AZYR, FELIX. 1748-1794. <i>Traite d'anatomie et de physiologie.</i> Paris: Didot l'aine, 1786. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Bonhams, June 29:</b> TAGAULT, JEAN. C.1499-1546. <i>De chirugica institutione libri quinque....</i> Lyon: Guillaume Rouillé, 1549. $400 to $600.
    <b>Bonhams, June 30:</b> EDWARD S. CURTIS (1868-1952). Autograph Logs and Journals from his 1927 Alaska Expedition. $7,000 to $ 9,000.
    <b>Bonhams, June 30:</b> EDWARD S. CURTIS (1868-1952). Cañon de Chelley, 1904. Oversized orotone, 17 x 22in in original Curtis Studio frame. $30,000 to $50,000.
    <b>Bonhams, June 30:</b> EDWARD S. CURTIS (1868-1952). 26 cyanotypes, featuring images of Cheyenne tribes from Volume VI of <i>North American Indian,</i> c.1907, made by Curtis in the field. $30,000 to $50,000.
    <b>Bonhams, June 30:</b> EDWARD S. CURTIS (1868-1952). The Vanishing Race, 1904. Oversized orotone, 18 x 24in in original Curtis Studio frame. $20,000 to $30,000.
  • <center><b>Cowan’s<br>American Historical Ephemera<br>& Photography<br>June 25, 2021</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 25:</b> [CIVIL WAR] -- [SHERIDAN, Philip Henry]. Personal headquarters flag of Philip Henry Sheridan used when he led the 2nd Michigan Cavalry. Spring - Summer 1862. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, June 25:</b> [EARLY PHOTOGRAPHY]. Half plate daguerreotype of firefighter Walter Van Erven Dorens. [San Francisco]: n.p., [ca 1854-1856]. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, June 25:</b> [LINCOLNIANA]. Abraham Lincoln banner possibly made for the 1864 presidential campaign. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <center><b>Cowan’s<br>American Historical Ephemera<br>& Photography<br>June 25, 2021</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 25:</b> [REVOLUTIONARY WAR - CONTINENTAL CONGRESS]. [HOLTEN, Dr. Samuel]. An archive of letters related to Danvers, Massachusetts, physician and statesman Dr. Samuel Holten. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, June 25:</b> [UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD]. CARBUTT, John, photographer. Exceptional collection of 27 stereoviews from the series, "Excursion to the 100th Meridian, October 1866." Chicago, [1866]. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, June 25:</b> [ALASKAN GOLD RUSH]. William Steele West and family, extensive archive of photographs, diaries, correspondence, and personal items. [Ca 19th - 20th century]. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <center><b>Cowan’s<br>American Historical Ephemera<br>& Photography<br>June 25, 2021</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 25:</b> [TAYLOR, Zachary]. Quarter plate daguerreotype featuring the 12th President of the United States. N.p.: n.p., [ca 1845]. $8,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, June 25:</b> [WASHINGTON, George]. Signed Society of the Cincinnati document. $5,000 to $7,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, June 25:</b> LINCOLN, Abraham. Autograph endorsement signed ("A. Lincoln"), as President. [Washington], 29 September 1862. 1 page, 4to, old creases. $5,000 to $7,000.
    <center><b>Cowan’s<br>American Historical Ephemera<br>& Photography<br>June 25, 2021</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 25:</b> JEFFERSON, Thomas. Autograph letter signed ("Th. Jefferson"), as United States President, to Robert Patterson. Washington DC, 2 July 1805. 1 page, 4to, evenly toned, small tear from seal. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, June 25:</b> [EARLY PHOTOGRAPHY] -- [ALCOTT, Elizabeth Sewall]. Ninth plate ruby ambrotype attributed to Elizabeth Sewall Alcott. N.p., [ca 1856-1857]. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, June 25:</b> [WESTERN AMERICANA]. RUSSELL, Andrew Joseph, photographer. <i>Salt Lake City, From the Top of the Tabernacle.</i> [1869]
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