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Auction Info

Auction Name
Premier and Emporium Auctions
Auction Date
09/09/2021 - 09/11/2021
Sale Number
#90921
Total Lots
63
Sold Lots
54
Lots Sold
85.71%
Unsold Lots
9
Total Sales (USD)
124,989.00
Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
93,400.00
High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
144,950.00
Low Estimate of All Lots (USD)
96,500.00
High Estimate of All Lots (USD)
149,800.00
Total Sales as a % of High Est.
83.44%

Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
1090 JOHN JAMES AUDUBON (New York, 1785-1851)

Wild Turkey, Meleagris Gallopavo. Linn, Male. American Cane. Miegia macrosperma, No.1 and Pl. 1 from The Birds of America,

1827-1838 USD 40,000.00 - 60,000.00 USD 46,740.00
1006 RAPHAEL SOYER (American, 1899-1987)

My Studio, 1944; together with a lithograph of the same subject

oil on canvas USD 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 USD 12,300.00
686 HENRI DE TOULOUSE-LAUTREC (French, 1864-1901)

Divan Japonais (W. P 11),

1893 USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00 USD 4,920.00
837

MORTIER - CARTE PARTICULIERE DE LA CAROLINE

USD 1,500.00 - 2,500.00 USD 4,920.00
1087 JOHN JAMES AUDUBON (New York, 1785-1851)

Carolina Pigeon or Turtle Dove, Plate 17 from The Birds of America,

1827-1838 USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00 USD 4,920.00
347 GIOVANNI BATTISTA PIRANESI (Italian, 1720-1778 )

Two etchings: The Round Tower, Plate III (F, 112), from Carceri d'Invenzione. ; Scenographia Panthei.. Tab. XXIII from Il Campo Marzio dell'Antica Roma, 1762

circa 1761 USD 300.00 - 500.00 USD 3,998.00
1088 JOHN JAMES AUDUBON (New York, 1785-1851)

Marsh Hawk, Plate CCCLVI from The Birds of America, London, 1827-1838, Havell edition

1827-1838 USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 3,840.00
1101 GREGORY CREWDSON (American, b. 1962)

Untitled, Natural Wonder #24

USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 3,198.00
1092 MARK CATESBY (British, 1679-1749)

The Baltimore Bird, T. 48 from The Natural History of Carolina, Florida and The Bahama Islands, 1731-1743, Vol. 1

USD 800.00 - 1,200.00 USD 2,952.00
1094 MARK CATESBY (British, 1679-1749)

The Red Bird/Pig-nut/HiccoryTree, T. 38, from The Natural History of Carolina, Florida and The Bahama Islands, 1731-1743, Vol. 1

USD 800.00 - 1,200.00 USD 2,952.00
832 ALFRED HUTTY (Charleston, South Carolina, 1877-1954)

St. Phillips Church, Charleston, signed "Alfred Hutty" with snail cypher, etching, 13 x 10 in.; molded black frame, 21 x 17-1/2 in.

USD 2,000.00 - 4,000.00 USD 2,560.00
687 HENRI DE TOULOUSE-LAUTREC (French, 1864-1901)

Carnaval (W. 61, D. 64, A. 42),

1894-95 USD 2,000.00 - 4,000.00 USD 2,460.00
1083 AFTER JOHN JAMES AUDUBON (New York, 1785-1851)

Pinnated Grous, Plate 296, from The Birds of America, in plate "Drawn from Nature by J. J. Audubon F.R.S. F.L.S." and "Chromolithy by J. Bien, New York 1860",

1860 USD 800.00 - 1,200.00 USD 2,432.00
1084 AFTER JOHN JAMES AUDUBON (New York, 1785-1851)

Eider Duck, Plate 405 from The Birds of America, in plate "Drawn from Nature by J. J. Audubon F.R.S. F.L.S." and "Chromolithy by J. Bien, New York 1860",

1860 USD 800.00 - 1,200.00 USD 2,142.00
952

HOLLAND - THE PROVINCES OF NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY

USD 2,000.00 - 4,000.00 USD 1,968.00
1089 JOHN JAMES AUDUBON (New York, 1785-1851)

Stanley Hawk, Plate XXXVI, No. 8 from The Birds of America,

1827-1838 USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 1,845.00
1093 MARK CATESBY (British, 1679-1749)

The Turtle of Carolina, Mayapple, T. 24 from The Natural History of Carolina, Florida and The Bahama Islands, 1731-1743, Vol. 1

USD 800.00 - 1,200.00 USD 1,845.00
109 PETER HURD (American, 1904-1984)

The Late Call,

1949 USD 200.00 - 400.00 USD 1,476.00
655 NAPOLEON

NAPOLEON SIGNED LETTER

1812 USD 800.00 - 1,200.00 USD 1,476.00
1054 ROCKWELL KENT (New York, 1882-1971)

Two posthumous impressions by Letterio Calapi: Greenland Swimmer; Reveries

1976 USD 600.00 - 900.00 USD 1,476.00
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> C.F. Payne, <i>Micawber—Imitating Norman Rockwell's "Triple self-portrait,"</i> acrylic, watercolor & colored pencil, 2002. Sold June 2021 for $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Jane Russell, archive of letters written during a whaling voyage, 1840s. Sold July 2021 for $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Guild of Women Binders, exhibition binding of A.F. Pollard’s <i>Henry VIII,</i> London, 1902. Sold July 2021 for $12,350.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Robert Frost, <i>Collected Poems,</i> author’s presentation copy, signed, with entirety of <i>Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening</i> inscribed, NY, 1930. Sold June 2021 for $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> James Joyce, <i>Ulysses,</i> deluxe limited issue, signed, London, 1936. Sold June 2021 for $21,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Mercator [family], <i>[World and Continents],</i> 5 double-page maps, Amsterdam, c. 1633. Sold June 2021 for $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> George Schlegel, <i>New York, Taken from Central Park,</i> hand-finished color-tinted lithograph, 1874. Sold June 2021 for $11,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Nicolaus Copernicus, <i>De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium,</i> second edition, Basel, 1566. Sold April 2021 for $75,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Book of Hours, Use of Utrecht, illuminated manuscript, c. 1435-45. Sold April 2021 for $60,000.
  • <b><center>Doyle<br>Rare Books, Autographs & Maps<br>September 23, 2021</b>
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 20. ADAMS, JOHN QUINCY. Letter to the editors of the Boston Atlas on slavery and its political ramifications, 1842. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 208. HEMINGWAY, ERNEST. <i>A Farewell To Arms.</i> New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929. First edition. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 237. ADDAMS, CHARLES. Original drawing "Now Remember-act casual." $5,000 to $7,000.
    <b><center>Doyle<br>Rare Books, Autographs & Maps<br>September 23, 2021</b>
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 4. SMITH, ADAM. <i>An inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nations.</i> Philadelphia, 1789. The first American edition. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 131. BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VON. <i>Cinquieme Sinfonie en ut mineur: C Moll de Louis Van Beethoven. Oeuvre 67.</i> First edition of the complete score. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 73. Chinese Export Painting. Album of twenty-three original Chinese natural history studies of flowers and insects. Likely Canton: circa 1850. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b><center>Doyle<br>Rare Books, Autographs & Maps<br>September 23, 2021</b>
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 241. GOREY, EDWARD. Original drawing "Cat Drawing Wallpaper." Signed in Pencil in lower right margin. $2,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 36. LINCOLN, ABRAHAM. Autograph note signed instructing Edwin Stanton to meet with the important African American abolitionist and officer Martin Delany. [Washington:] 21 February 1865. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 112. JONSON, BEN. <i>Workes</i>. London: William Stansby, 1616; Together with <i>Workes.</i> London: Richard Meighen,1640-41. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 161. STURGIS, LEE. <i>Salmon Fishing on Cain River, New Brunswick.</i> (Chicago:) Privately printed (for the author by Ralph Fletcher Seymour), 1919. First edition. $3,000 to $5,000.
  • <b><center>Fonsie Mealy’s<br>The Library of Howth Castle<br>September 22nd & 23rd, 2021</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Rosellini (Ippolito). <i>I Monumenti dell Egitto e Della Nubia,</i> Plate Volumes 1, 11 & 111, 3 vols. Elephant folio. €50,000 to €80,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Curtis (William), 1746 - 179, & other Editors. <i>The Botanical Magazine: or, The Flower Garden Displayed.</i> London 1793 - 1982-83. Together 184 vols. [with] other botanical material. €30,000 to €40,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Berkeley (George). <i>A Treatise Concerning the principles of Human Knowledge, wherein the chief Causes of Error and Difficulty in the Sciences…</i> Part I, Dublin, 1710 Rare First Edn. €15,000 to €20,000.
    <b><center>Fonsie Mealy’s<br>The Library of Howth Castle<br>September 22nd & 23rd, 2021</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Ruskin (John). A large finely executed Pencil Drawing, captioned <i>Oxford Cathedral, The Choir,</i> & Signed 'J. Ruskin Ch. Ch. 1838. €15,000 to €20,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Sir Edward L. Lutyens. Howth Castle Plans: A Series of 10 Original Architects Drawings and Sketches, Alterations and Additions for J.C. Gaisford St. Lawrence, County Dublin, Ireland. €8,000 to €12,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Newman (Rev. Fr. John Henry, later Cardinal, now Saint) A very good collection of 24 A.L.S. to [Thomas] Gaisford of the Gaisford St. Lawrence family of Howth Castle. €10,000 to €15,000.
    <b><center>Fonsie Mealy’s<br>The Library of Howth Castle<br>September 22nd & 23rd, 2021</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Manuscript Atlas: Hodges, Smith & Co. <i>The Estate of the Rt. Hon. the Earl of Howth Situate in the County of Dublin,</i> lg. atlas folio Dublin (Hodges, Smith & Co.) 1863. €4,000 to €6,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Anon. <i>Herbolario Volgare: nel quale se dimostra conoscer le herbe et le sue vrtu…</i> Sm. 8vo Venice (Gio Maria Palamides) 1539. €3,000 to €4,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Baron (Caesar). <i>Annales Ecclesiastici</i>. [With] <i>Annalium Ecclesiasticorum Caesaris Baronii... Apparatus.</i> [With] <i>Index Universalis Rerum Omnium</i> [and one other]. 38 vols total. €1,500 to €2,000.
    <b><center>Fonsie Mealy’s<br>The Library of Howth Castle<br>September 22nd & 23rd, 2021</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Log Books of Three British Warships. Three folio Volumes, containing meticulously arranged logs of the voyages of Royal Navy Ships from 1876 – 1881. €1,200 to €1,800.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Walpole (Robert). <i>Memoirs Relating to European and Asiatic Turkey,</i> lg. 4to Lond. 1817. €1,000 to €1,500.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Bosio (Antonio). <i>Roma Sotteranea,</i> Opera Postuma. Large thick folio Rome (Guglielmo Facciotti) 1632. €1,000 to €1,500.
  • <b>Il Ponte, Sep. 21:</b> ZEILER, Martin - <i>Topographiae Italiae.</i> Francoforte: Mattheus Merian, 1688. €3,500 to €4,500.
    <b>Il Ponte, Sep. 21:</b> HAMILTON, William, Sir -- HANCARVILLE, Pierre-Francois HUGUES - Collection of Etruscan, Greek and Roman Antiquities from the Cabinet of the Hon. William Hamilton. Napoli: Francois Morelli, 1766-67. €38,000 to €48,000.
    <b>Il Ponte, Sep. 21:</b> [ASTRONOMIA] - Manoscritto astronomico. Italia: 1650. €1,000 to €1,500.
    <b>Il Ponte, Sep. 21:</b> DALI, Salvador - <i>Biblia Sacra vulgatae editionis.</i> Edizione “Ad Personam” Milano: Rizzoli, 1967. €40,000 to €60,000.
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