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Swann Galleries

Auction Info

Auction Name
Focus on Women
Auction Date
07/15/2021 - 07/15/2021
Sale Number
#2576
Total Lots
178
Sold Lots
132
Lots Sold
74.16%
Unsold Lots
46
Total Sales (USD)
327,405.00
Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
123,900.00
High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
185,700.00
Low Estimate of All Lots (USD)
167,250.00
High Estimate of All Lots (USD)
248,650.00
Total Sales as a % of High Est.
131.67%

Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
23 Juana Inés de la Cruz (1648-1695)

Juana Inés de la Cruz (1648-1695) Fama, y Obras Posthumas del Fenix de Mexico, Decima Musa, Poetisa Americana.

1700 USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 81,250.00
44 Russell, Jane (1819-1914) Archive of Letters, 1840s.

Russell, Jane (1819-1914) Archive of Letters, 1840s. Written during a Whaling Voyage, from Hawaii, and Other Ports.

USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 30,000.00
128

Guild of Women Binders Exhibition Binding.

1902 USD 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 USD 12,350.00
59 Farro, Sarah E. (b. 1859)

Farro, Sarah E. (b. 1859) True Love, a Story of English Domestic Life.

1891 USD 1,000.00 - 2,000.00 USD 8,750.00
57 Smith Eigenmann, Rosa (1858-1947)

Smith Eigenmann, Rosa (1858-1947) Large Archive of Correspondence, 1882-1899.

1882-1899. USD 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 USD 6,750.00
138 Kahlo, Frida (1907-1954) Photograph by Lucienne Bloch.

Kahlo, Frida (1907-1954) Photograph by Lucienne Bloch. Portrait, 1933.

1933 USD 600.00 - 800.00 USD 6,250.00
89 Woolf, Virginia (1882-1941) and her father; Photograph

Woolf, Virginia (1882-1941) and her father; Photograph

1902 USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 USD 6,000.00
115 Abbott, Berenice (1898-1991)

Abbott, Berenice (1898-1991) Under the El at the Battery, Manhattan, 1936.

1979 USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 5,250.00
155 Kent, Corita (1918-1986)

Kent, Corita (1918-1986) Questions and Answers.

1966 USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 USD 4,750.00
168 Ginsburg, Ruth Bader (1933-2020)

Ginsburg, Ruth Bader (1933-2020) Signed Dissenting Opinion Cover Sheet, Shelby County v. Eric H. Holder.

Circa 2013. USD 600.00 - 900.00 USD 4,750.00
37 Sand, George (1804-1876)

Sand, George (1804-1876) Pauline, Signed & Inscribed Copy.

1841 USD 300.00 - 400.00 USD 4,750.00
99 Gray, Bonnie Jean (1891-1988)

Gray, Bonnie Jean (1891-1988) Archive of Photos and Papers of the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame Inductee and Trick Rider.

USD 700.00 - 900.00 USD 4,250.00
139 Dunham, Katherine (1909-2006)

Dunham, Katherine (1909-2006) Small Archive of Letters and Other Correspondence, 1948-1957.

1948-1957. USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 4,250.00
88 Woolf, Virginia (1882-1941)

Woolf, Virginia (1882-1941) A Room of One's Own.

1929 USD 1,500.00 - 2,000.00 USD 3,750.00
126 Neel, Alice (1900-1984)

Neel, Alice (1900-1984) Evans Twins.

1982 USD 1,500.00 - 2,500.00 USD 3,750.00
140

Votes for Women. Two China Bread-and-Butter Plates.

circa 1909. USD 400.00 - 600.00 USD 3,750.00
39 Cooper, Susan Fenimore (1813-1894)

Cooper, Susan Fenimore (1813-1894) Autograph Letter Signed, 24 January 1885.

1885 USD 300.00 - 500.00 USD 3,500.00
10 Heywood, Thomas (d. 1641)

Heywood, Thomas (d. 1641) Gynaikeion: or, Nine Bookes of Various History Concerninge Women.

1624 USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 3,250.00
49 Alcott, Louisa May (1832-1888)

Alcott, Louisa May (1832-1888) Little Women, or, Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy.

1869 USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 3,250.00
63

The Working Women's Relief Association. The Women's Journal.

1864 USD 300.00 - 500.00 USD 3,250.00
  • <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 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>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
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