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Auction Name
Bette Davis Eyes and Other Natural Phenomena: Photographs at No Reserve - bidstart 7/21
Auction Date
07/28/2021 - 07/28/2021
Sale Number
#N10725
Total Lots
71
Sold Lots
71
Lots Sold
100.00%
Unsold Lots
0
Total Sales (USD)
248,094.00
Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
297,900.00
High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
443,500.00
Low Estimate of All Lots (USD)
297,900.00
High Estimate of All Lots (USD)
443,500.00
Total Sales as a % of High Est.
55.94%

Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
3 Victor Skrebneski

Bette Davis, Los Angeles

1971, late 1970s USD 1,500.00 - 2,500.00 USD 30,240.00
18 Vik Muniz

The Origin of the World (After Courbet) (from Pictures of Soil)

1999 USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00 USD 10,710.00
25 Henry Wessel, Jr.

Selected Images

1974 and 1977, printed 1979 USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00 USD 10,080.00
6 Rinko Kawauchi

Selected Images from Utatane

2001 USD 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 USD 9,450.00
23 Bill Brandt

Rainswept Roofs

USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD 8,820.00
39 Diane Arbus

'Xmas tree in a living room in Levittown, L. I.'

1963, 1973 USD 15,000.00 - 25,000.00 USD 6,930.00
63 Wilson A. Bentley

Selected Images of Snowflakes

USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD 6,930.00
14 Lee Miller

Picnic, Mougins (Nusch and Paul Eluard, Roland Penrose, Man Ray and Ady Fidelin)

1937, printing date unknown USD 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 USD 6,300.00
50 Berenice Abbott

Selected Images of New York

USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00 USD 6,300.00
61 Brassaï

Place de la Concorde at Night

1930s USD 12,000.00 - 18,000.00 USD 6,300.00
46 Jerry Uelsmann

Selected Images

1982 and 1987 USD 6,000.00 - 9,000.00 USD 6,048.00
4 Mary Ellen Mark

Amanda and Her Cousin Amy, Valdese, North Carolina

1990, printed later USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 5,670.00
15 Florence Henri

Line Viala (Nude Study)

1934 USD 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 USD 5,670.00
55 Arthur Rothstein

Arthur Rothstein

1981 USD 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 USD 5,670.00
2 Mary Ellen Mark

Tiny Blowing a Bubble, Seattle (from Streetwise)

1983, printed later USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 5,292.00
70 Edward Steichen

Lotus, Mount Kisco, New York

1915, printed circa 1960 USD 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 USD 5,040.00
22 Danny Lyon

Selected Images

1963 and 1966, printed in 2014 USD 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 USD 4,788.00
11 Karine Laval

Selected Images (from The Pool)

2002 and 2005 USD 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 USD 4,410.00
56 André Villers

Selected Images of Pablo Picasso's Studio, Vallauris

USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 4,410.00
10 Aaron Siskind

Pleasures and Terrors of Levitation 37

1953, printed later USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 USD 4,032.00
  • <center><b>iGavel Auctions<br>Antiquarian and Other Books<br>September 14 – October 12</b>
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> Athanasius. <i>Illustrium Virorum Opuscula,</i> Paris, 1500. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> <i>The New Testament of Jesus Christ, Translated Faithfully into English,</i> Rheims, John Fogny, 1582. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> Stith, William. <i>The First History of Virginia printed in America,</i> [Williamsburg, 1747]. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <center><b>iGavel Auctions<br>Antiquarian and Other Books<br>September 14 – October 12</b>
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b><br>S. Bonaventure. <i>Commentarius in Secundum Librum Sententiarum Petri Lombardi,</i> Venice, 1477. $2,000 to $4,000.
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> Juvenalis, Junii. <i>Satyrae,</i> with the commentary of Domitius Calderinus, Venice, 1475. $2,000 to $4,000.
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> Horatius Flaccus, Quintus. <i>Opera.</i> Ed. with commentary of Christophorus Landinus, Florence, 1482. $2,000 to $4,000.
    <center><b>iGavel Auctions<br>Antiquarian and Other Books<br>September 14 – October 12</b>
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> Scotus, Duns. <i>Quaestiones in Quattuor Libros Sententiarum,</i> 1476-1477. $2,000 to $4,000.
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> Polidori, John. <i>The Vampyre, A Tale,</i> Paris, 1819. $1,000 to $2,000.
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> Stowe, Harriet Beecher. <i>Uncle Tom's Cabin,</i> Vol. I and II, 1852, and a Later Edition, 1885. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <center><b>iGavel Auctions<br>Antiquarian and Other Books<br>September 14 – October 12</b>
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> Twain, Mark. <i>The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,</i> 1877 [and] <i>The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,</i> 1885. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> Book of Hours, Illuminated Vellum, Calendar of Months, 15th century. $600 to $900.
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> <i>Picturesque,</i> America, Europe, Palestine, and Russia, 1872-1885. $400 to $600.
  • <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>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>& Works on Paper<br>30th September 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Bible, English. The Holy Bible, Second Folio edition, the "Great She Bible", engraved More-Speed 1611 map of Canaan, Robert Barker, 1613-11. £7,000 to £10,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Galilei (Galileo). <i>Opere,</i> 2 vol., first collected edition, Bologna, Heirs of Dozza for Carlo Manolessi, 1656-1655. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Venetian choirbook.- Single leaf from a 13th century Venetian antiphonal, with large decorated initial, manuscript on vellum, Venice, [c.1260]. £6,000 to £8,000.
    <b><center>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>& Works on Paper<br>30th September 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Petrarca (Francesco). <i>Rerum vulrgarium fragmenta,</i> decorated manuscript on paper, Italy, [second half of the 15th century]. £8,000 to £12,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> New York School of abstract expressionists.- Abbott (Mary Lee). [Sketch book of original artwork], [New York], 1945. £5,000 to £7,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Contemporary colouring.- Nitzschewitz (Hermannus). <i>Novum beatae Mariaevirginis psalterium,</i> Zinna, Press of the Cistercian Monastery, 1493. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b><center>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>& Works on Paper<br>30th September 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Shakespeare source book.- Montemayor (Jorge de). Diana of George of Montemayor: translated out of Spanish into English by Bartholomew Yong, first edition in English, B[ishop]., 1598. £6,000 to £8,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Milton (John). Poems of Mr. John Milton, Both English and Latin, Compos'd at several times, first edition, state with "S" in "S. Pauls" in imprint, 1645. £12,000 to £18,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Greene (Graham). <i>The Power and the Glory,</i> first edition, 1940. £6,000 to £8,000.
    <b><center>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>& Works on Paper<br>30th September 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Crowley (Aleister). View of the Tyrrhenian Sea, probably from the hill behind the abbey of Thelema, Cefalù, Sicily, charcoal, [1921]. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Fleming (Ian). <i>Casino Royale,</i> first edition, 1953. £12,000 to £18,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> China.- Thomson (John). <i>Illustrations of China and Its People,</i> 4 vol., first edition, 96 photographic plates, 1873-74. £15,000 to £20,000.
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