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Auction Name
Historical Manuscripts and Rare Books - online bidstart 5/5
Auction Date
05/25/2021 - 05/25/2021
Sale Number
#3626T
Total Lots
296
Sold Lots
254
Lots Sold
85.81%
Unsold Lots
42
Total Sales (USD)
300,470.00
Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
169,390.00
High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
257,505.00
Low Estimate of All Lots (USD)
213,530.00
High Estimate of All Lots (USD)
323,555.00
Total Sales as a % of High Est.
92.87%

Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
1136 Washington, George

Washington, George (1732-1799) Printed Revolutionary War Discharge Form.

USD 7,000.00 - 9,000.00 USD 22,500.00
1121

Two Bound Volumes of Autographs Collected by Major John S. Schultze, 1864.

1864 USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD 21,250.00
1265 John James Audubon and John Bachman

Twenty-six Lithographic Plates from John James Audubon (1785-1851) and John Bachman (1790-1874) The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North Amer

USD 15,000.00 - 20,000.00 USD 15,000.00
1146

Lincoln Ripley Stone, Surgeon to the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment, 1863 Civil War Diary and Related Items.

1863 USD 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 USD 11,250.00
1063 Franklin, Benjamin

Franklin, Benjamin (1706-1790) Document Signed, 18 August 1788.

1788 USD 7,000.00 - 9,000.00 USD 10,000.00
1088 Lincoln, Abraham

Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) Note Signed, 13 February 1864.

1864 USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 9,375.00
1080 Jefferson, Thomas

Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826) Printed Document Signed, 2 August 1790.

1790 USD 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 USD 8,125.00
1089 Lincoln, Abraham

Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) Signed Collector of Internal Revenue Appointment.

USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 8,125.00
1210 Mitchell, Margaret

Mitchell, Margaret (1900-1949) Gone With the Wind

USD 800.00 - 1,200.00 USD 5,938.00
1034 I. Watson Andrew

I. Watson Andrew Autograph Collection.

USD 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 USD 5,625.00
1160

Eleven Identified Photographs of Stone, Batchelder, Foster, Giles, Carlisle and Andrew Family Members

USD 300.00 - 500.00 USD 5,313.00
1131 Tuckerman, Charles K.

Tuckerman, Charles K. (1827-1896) Papers and Autograph Collection.

USD 2,000.00 - 4,000.00 USD 4,375.00
1019 Kennedy, John F.

Kennedy, John F. (1917-1963) Inscribed Postcard to Richard Kelley, April 1955.

1955 USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 USD 3,750.00
1069 Hancock, John

Hancock, John (1737-1793) Document Signed, 20 March 1793.

1793 USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 USD 3,750.00
1046

Archive of Burnham Family, Ipswich, Massachusetts, Land Deeds and Legal Documents.

USD 300.00 - 500.00 USD 3,375.00
1081 Jefferson, Thomas

Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826) Autograph.

USD 800.00 - 1,200.00 USD 3,375.00
1150 Shaw, Robert Gould

Shaw, Robert Gould (1837-1863) Memorial

USD 1,500.00 - 2,000.00 USD 3,250.00
1040 Baxter, George W.

Baxter, George W. (1855-1929), Papers Relating to the Fencing of Government Lands, Wyoming, 1886-1887.

1886-1887. USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 2,875.00
1086

League of Nations Commission of Inquiry in Manchuria Album

USD 1,500.00 - 2,500.00 USD 2,875.00
1013 Kennedy, John F.

Kennedy, John F. (1917-1963) Autograph Letter Signed to Dick [Richard S. Kelley], September 1954.

1954 USD 2,500.00 - 3,500.00 USD 2,750.00
  • <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.
  • <center><b>Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books<br>Fine Art<br>Antique Engravings & Lithographs<br>Works on Paper<br>Accepting bids until July 31</b>
    <b>Trillium, July 31:</b> Cleveley, Jukes, & Cook - View of Charlotte Sound, New Zealand. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Trillium, July 31:</b> Peron - Platypus. $300 to $600.
    <b>Trillium, July 31:</b> Loon & Pitt - Map of the World published 1680 - <I>Orbis Terrarum nova et accuratissima tabula.</i> $5,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Trillium, July 31:</b> Maitres de l'Affiche by MUCHA - La Dame aux Camelias. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <center><b>Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books<br>Fine Art<br>Antique Engravings & Lithographs<br>Works on Paper<br>Accepting bids until July 31</b>
    <b>Trillium, July 31:</b> Cause - Peony, Crocus, Dog's Tooth Violet. $400 to $800.
    <b>Trillium, July 31:</b> Redoute, Folio - Lemmonnier's Iris - Iris Monnieri. $2,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Trillium, July 31:</b> Audubon, Imperial Folio - Common American Deer. $6,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Trillium, July 31:</b> Gould - Cuvier's Toucan (Ramphastos Cuvieri). $5,000 to $8,000.
  • <b>ANZAAB Highlights Catalogue:</b> OUTHWAITE, Ida Rentoul. FROG TEACHER LEADING ELF PUPILS ... Watercolour, c.1920.
    <b>ANZAAB Highlights Catalogue:</b> SATO, Gyro. [GENDAI RYOKI SENTAN ZUKAN]. Tokyo : Shinchosa, 1931.
    <b>ANZAAB Highlights Catalogue:</b> CARROLL, Lewis. ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND. London : Macmillan and Co., 1868.
    <b>ANZAAB Highlights Catalogue:</b> FLEMING, Ian and MILLER, Albert. CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG. New York : Random House, 1968.
    <b>ANZAAB Highlights Catalogue:</b> PHOENIX. Adelaide : Adelaide University Union, 1939.
    <b>ANZAAB Highlights Catalogue:</b> BOWEN, Emmanuel. A complete map of the Southern Continent. London : 1744.
    <b>ANZAAB Highlights Catalogue:</b> NORTHFIELD, James. AUSTRALIA. Melbourne : Northfield Studios and J.E. Hackett, c.1935
  • <center><b>The Transatlantic Book Fair<br>July 22-27, 2021</b>
    <b>Transatlantic Book Fair, Jul. 22-27:</b> SHAKESPEARE, William. <i>Comedies, Histories and Tragedies. Published according to the true originall copies.</i> London, Tho Cotes, for Robert Allot, 1632.
    <b>Transatlantic Book Fair, Jul. 22-27:</b> STAHL, Augusto. <i>Panorama of Rio de Janiero.</i> c.1859. 3-part albumen print panorama (266 x 1186mm.).
    <b>Transatlantic Book Fair, Jul. 22-27:</b> WILDE, Oscar. <i>Lady Windermere's Fan</i>. London: Elkin Mathews & John Lane, 1893. Presentation copy.
    <center><b>The Transatlantic Book Fair<br>July 22-27, 2021</b>
    <b>Transatlantic Book Fair, Jul. 22-27:</b> DE TOCQUEVILLE, Alexis. <i>De la Democratie en Amerique.</i> Paris: Pagnerre, 1850. Thirteenth Edition. Presentation copy.
    <b>Transatlantic Book Fair, Jul. 22-27:</b> CHAUDRON, A[delaide] de V[endel]. <i>Chaudron’s Spelling Book.</i> Mobile (AL): S.H. Goetzel, 1865.
    <b>Transatlantic Book Fair, Jul. 22-27:</b> SAINT CHER, Hugh of. <i>Commentary on Peter Lombard’s Sentences, with the Abridgement of the Sentences.</i> Eastern France, illuminated manuscript., first half of the fifteenth century.
    <center><b>The Transatlantic Book Fair<br>July 22-27, 2021</b>
    <b>Transatlantic Book Fair, Jul. 22-27:</b> LANE, Thomas. <i>The Crystal Palace.</i> London, 1851.
    <b>Transatlantic Book Fair, Jul. 22-27:</b> B[ULWER], J[ohn]. <i>Anthropometamorphosis: man transform’d: or, the artificiall changling historically presented…</i> London: William Hunt, 1653.
    <b>Transatlantic Book Fair, Jul. 22-27:</b> VOLTAIRE, François-Marie Arouet de. <i>Oeuvres de M. de Voltaire.</i> Dresden, George-Conrad Walther (i.e. Leipzig, Breitkopf), 1748-1750.
    <center><b>The Transatlantic Book Fair<br>July 22-27, 2021</b>
    <b>Transatlantic Book Fair, Jul. 22-27:</b> HAWKING, Stephen & Leonard Mlodinow. <i>The Grand Design.</i> London: Bantam Books, 2011.
    <b>Transatlantic Book Fair, Jul. 22-27:</b> FIELDS, James T. <i>Yesterdays with Authors.</i> With fine manuscript letter by Charles Dickens, and autograph letters from Forster, Landor, Mitford and others.
    <b>Transatlantic Book Fair, Jul. 22-27:</b> <i>Kit, the Arkansas Traveller Broadside.</i> Chromolithograph.
  • <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.
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