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Second Story Books

Auction Info

Auction Name
Rare Books
Auction Date
06/26/2021 - 06/26/2021
Sale Number
#62621
Total Lots
164
Sold Lots
21
Lots Sold
12.80%
Unsold Lots
143
Total Sales (USD)
23,940.00
Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
39,130.00
High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
49,225.00
Low Estimate of All Lots (USD)
206,385.00
High Estimate of All Lots (USD)
266,300.00
Total Sales as a % of High Est.
8.99%

Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
14 Johann Baptist Homann.

Grosser Atlas über die gantze Welt.

1731 USD 28,000.00 - 35,000.00 USD 16,800.00
13 Samuel Ireland.

Graphic Illustrations of Hogarth, from Pictures, Drawings, and Scarce Prints in the Possession of Samuel Ireland….

1794 USD 2,000.00 - 2,500.00 USD 1,200.00
35 Sir Thomas Malory. Aubrey Beardsley [illustrator].

Le Morte D’Arthur.

1893 USD 1,200.00 - 1,500.00 USD 720.00
64 Erik Larsen.

The Paintings of Anthony van Dyck. Freren

1988 USD 1,100.00 - 1,350.00 USD 660.00
19 P. Vergilius Maro; Antonius Ambrogi.

Bucolica Georgica et Aeneis Ex Cod. Mediceo-Laurentiano descripta ab Antonio Ambrogi Florentino S.J….

1763-1765 USD 1,000.00 - 1,250.00 USD 600.00
26 Charles Dickens.

The Battle of Life: A Love Story.

1846 USD 800.00 - 1,000.00 USD 480.00
27 Charles Dickens.

The Chimes: A Goblin Story of Some Bells That Rang an Old Year Out and a New Year In.

1845 USD 800.00 - 1,000.00 USD 480.00
33 Major W. Hough.

A Narrative of the March and Operations of the Army of the Indus, in the Expedition to Affghanistan in the Years 1838-1839 .

1841 USD 450.00 - 800.00 USD 420.00
38 Francesco Rosaspina [editor].

La Pinacoteca della Pontificia Accademia delle Arti in Bologna.

1830 USD 650.00 - 800.00 USD 390.00
92 Coronelli

Map of Corfu, c. 1690

c. 1690 USD 350.00 - 450.00 USD 360.00
15 Flavius Josephus, George Henry Maynard, Rev. Edward Kimpton.

The Whole Genuine and Complete Works of Flavius Josephus the Learned and Authentic Jewish Historian, and Celebrated Warrior. Also a Continuation of the History of the Jews from Josephus down to the Present Time, Including a Period of More Than One Thousan

1792 USD 600.00 - 750.00 USD 360.00
62 J. de Maere and M. Wabbes.

Illustrated Dictionary of 17th Century Flemish Painters.

1994 USD 600.00 - 750.00 USD 360.00
59 Jim Rikhoff.

Hunting the African Leopard.

1995 USD 450.00 - 600.00 USD 270.00
112 Howard Carter; A.C. Mace; Harry Burton.

The Tomb of Tut-Ankh-Amen [Discovered by the late Earl of Carnarvon and Howard Carter], Volume One.

1923 USD 250.00 - 325.00 USD 180.00
106 Lady Anne Blunt.

Bedouin Tribes of the Euphrates.

1879 USD 150.00 - 200.00 USD 120.00
124 G.I. Kheirallah.

Islam and the Arabian Prophet.

1938 USD 150.00 - 200.00 USD 120.00
150 Rudolph C. Slatin. F.R. Wingate, translator.

Fire and Sword in the Sudan: A Personal Narrative of Fighting and Serving the Dervishes. 1879-1895.

1896 USD 150.00 - 200.00 USD 120.00
159 Walter Tyndale.

Below the Cataracts: Written and Illustrated with Sixty Plates in Colour.

1907 USD 150.00 - 200.00 USD 120.00
102 Fannie Fern Andrews.

The Holy Land under Mandate.

1931 USD 100.00 - 125.00 USD 72.00
114 Edward S. Creasy.

History of the Ottoman Turks.

1878 USD 100.00 - 125.00 USD 60.00
  • <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
  • <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.
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