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A.H. Wilkens Auctions & Appraisals

Auction Info

Auction Name
Antique Books, Photographs, Maps and Posters
Auction Date
06/30/2021 - 06/30/2021
Sale Number
#63021
Total Lots
360
Sold Lots
251
Lots Sold
69.72%
Unsold Lots
109
Total Sales (CAD)
167,093.75
Low Estimate of Lots Sold (CAD)
100,450.00
High Estimate of Lots Sold (CAD)
153,050.00
Low Estimate of All Lots (CAD)
137,850.00
High Estimate of All Lots (CAD)
211,600.00
Total Sales as a % of High Est.
78.97%

Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
2397 Des Granges, Baron Paul, et al.

[Album von Athen]. 1860's

1860's CAD 800.00 - 1,200.00 CAD 27,500.00
2256 De Maupassant, Guy.

THE LIFE WORK OF HENRI RENE GUY DE MAUPASSANT.

1903 CAD 1,500.00 - 2,000.00 CAD 4,000.00
2228

[AFRICAN AMERICAN] A lot of correspondence and ephemera from the band leader of an important Hamilton-based African American Travelling vocal group, 1907-1916

1907-1916 CAD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 CAD 3,500.00
2286 Shakespeare, William.

THE PLAYS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE FROM THE CORRECTED TEXT OF JOHNSON AND STEEVENS.

1807 CAD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 CAD 3,250.00
2092 Bowles, J.

A VIEW OF THE TAKING OF QUEBEC. SEPTEMBER 13TH 1759

1759 CAD 700.00 - 900.00 CAD 3,000.00
2398 Unidentified photographer.

JAPANESE PHOTOGRAPHS. 50 hand-coloured albumen prints in a decorated lacquer photo album.Themes include landscape, architecture and street photography of 19th century urban and rural Japan.

CAD 800.00 - 1,200.00 CAD 2,500.00
2191 Gillray, James.

THE WORKS OF JAMES GILLRAY: from the Original Plates with the Addition of ManySubjects not Before Collected.

n.d. [c.1849] CAD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 CAD 2,500.00
2093 Bowles, J.

A VIEW OF THE TAKING OF QUEBEC. c. 1797

c. 1797 CAD 700.00 - 900.00 CAD 2,375.00
2227 James Earl Ray

35 original letters from James Earl Ray (assassinated Martin Luther King Jr. on April 4, 1968).

CAD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 CAD 2,125.00
2284 Ruskin, John.

RUSKIN'S WORKS.

n.d. CAD 500.00 - 700.00 CAD 2,125.00
2402 Unknown Photographer

JAPANESE PHOTOGRAPHY ALBUM 42 hand-coloured album prints with tissue guards

circa 1890 CAD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 CAD 2,000.00
2364 EDWARD SHERIFF CURTIS

[PHOTOGRAPHY] EDWARD SHERIFF CURTIS - 14 Photogravures

CAD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 CAD 1,875.00
2282 Poe, Edgar Allan.

THE WORKS

1914 CAD 800.00 - 1,000.00 CAD 1,750.00
2296 Edwards, Bryan.

HISTORY OF THE BRITISH WEST INDIES, [Atlas volume]. with a continuation of the present time.

1818 CAD 800.00 - 1,200.00 CAD 1,750.00
2127 Charlevoix, Pierre François de.

HISTOIRE ETDESCRIPTION GENERALE DE LA NOUVELLE FRANCE, Avec Le Journal Historique d'un Voyage fait par ordre du Roi dans l'Amerique Septentrionale. De [1682- 1761].

1744 CAD 700.00 - 900.00 CAD 1,750.00
2277 Milton, John.

THE POETICAL WORKS OF JOHN MILTON, with a Life of the Author by William Hayley.

1794, 1795 and 1797 CAD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 CAD 1,500.00
2311

Vandermaelen: 26 Lithographed maps sold together. A lot of 26 lithographed maps from the Atlas published in Brussels, 1827, by Philippe Vandermaelen:

1827 CAD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 CAD 1,500.00
2401

[JAPAN] Antique Japanese Photography lot Group of 40 hand-coloured albumen prints

CAD 400.00 - 600.00 CAD 1,375.00
2205 Illustrated Allom, Thomas; Wright, G.N.

THE CHINESE EMPIRE ILLUSTRATED: Being a Series of Views from Original Sketches, displaying The Scenery, Architecture, Social Habits, &c., on That Ancient and Exclusive Nation.

[c.1843] CAD 300.00 - 500.00 CAD 1,375.00
2087 Dennis, Major J.

THE BATTLE OF QUEENSTON. OCT. 13TH 1813

CAD 700.00 - 900.00 CAD 1,375.00
  • <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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