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Auction Name
The Exceptional Literature Collection of Theodore B. Baum: Part Two - bidstart 9/2
Auction Date
09/17/2021 - 09/17/2021
Sale Number
#20858
Total Lots
243
Sold Lots
230
Lots Sold
94.65%
Unsold Lots
13
Total Sales (USD)
2,949,750.00
Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
1,334,300.00
High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
2,094,900.00
Low Estimate of All Lots (USD)
1,402,100.00
High Estimate of All Lots (USD)
2,197,100.00
Total Sales as a % of High Est.
134.26%

Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
286 JOYCE, James (1882-1941)

Dubliners.

1914 USD 150,000.00 - 250,000.00 USD 400,000.00
287 JOYCE, James (1882-1941)

Ulysses.

1922 USD 100,000.00 - 150,000.00 USD 237,500.00
403 WOOLF, Virginia (1882-1941)

Night and Day.

1919 USD 40,000.00 - 60,000.00 USD 112,500.00
245 FITZGERALD, F. Scott (1896-1940)

The Great Gatsby.

1925 USD 30,000.00 - 50,000.00 USD 93,750.00
268 HEMINGWAY, Ernest (1899-1961)

The Sun Also Rises.

1926 USD 30,000.00 - 50,000.00 USD 87,500.00
188 BURROUGHS, Edgar Rice (1875-1950)

Tarzan of the Apes.

1914 USD 30,000.00 - 50,000.00 USD 75,000.00
385 TOLKIEN, J.R.R (1892-1973)

The Hobbit.

1937 USD 20,000.00 - 40,000.00 USD 68,750.00
213 ELIOT, T.S. (1888-1965)

The Waste Land.

1922 USD 30,000.00 - 50,000.00 USD 62,500.00
313 LEWIS, Sinclair (1885-1951)

Main Street.

1920 USD 60,000.00 - 90,000.00 USD 60,000.00
263 HAMMETT, Dashiell (1894-1961)

The Maltese Falcon.

1930 USD 30,000.00 - 50,000.00 USD 56,250.00
306 LAWRENCE, Thomas Edward (1888-1935).?

Seven Pillars of Wisdom, a triumph.

1926 USD 40,000.00 - 60,000.00 USD 52,500.00
262 HAMMETT, Dashiell (1894-1961)

Red Harvest.

1929 USD 30,000.00 - 50,000.00 USD 50,000.00
266 HEMINGWAY, Ernest (1899-1961)

in our time.

1924 USD 20,000.00 - 30,000.00 USD 40,000.00
386 TOLKIEN, J.R.R (1892-1973)

The Fellowship of the Ring. [With:] – The Two Towers. [And:] – The Return of the King.

1954, 1954, 1955 USD 12,000.00 - 18,000.00 USD 37,500.00
404 WOOLF, Virginia (1882-1941)

Jacob’s Room.

1922 USD 15,000.00 - 25,000.00 USD 37,500.00
358 RAND, Ayn (1905-1982)

The Fountainhead.

1943 USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 37,500.00
406 WOOLF, Virginia (1882-1941)

To the Lighthouse.

1927 USD 10,000.00 - 20,000.00 USD 35,000.00
265 HEMINGWAY, Ernest (1899-1961)

Three Stories and Ten Poems.

1923 USD 18,000.00 - 25,000.00 USD 35,000.00
247 FITZGERALD, F. Scott (1896-1940)

Tender is the Night.

1934 USD 15,000.00 - 20,000.00 USD 30,000.00
405 WOOLF, Virginia (1882-1941)

Mrs Dalloway.

1925 USD 15,000.00 - 25,000.00 USD 27,500.00
  • <center><b>Gonnelli Auction House<br>Books and Graphics<br>26th-29th of October 2021</b>
    <b>Gonnelli Auction 31, Oct. 28th- 29th:</b><br>Books from XV to XX Century
    <b>Gonnelli Auction 31, Oct. 28th:</b><br>Manuscripts and autographs
    <b>Gonnelli Auction 31, Oct. 28th:</b><br>Artist books
    <b>Gonnelli Auction 31, Oct. 28th:</b><br>Cars & more
    <b>Gonnelli Auction 31, Oct. 28th:</b><br>Magazines
    <b>Gonnelli Auction 31, Oct. 28th- 29th:</b><br>Books from XV to XX Century
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>The Luzzatto High Holiday Mahzor:<br>A Magnificent Illuminated Ashkenazic Prayer Book<br>19 October 2021</b>
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>The Luzzatto High Holiday Mahzor:<br>A Magnificent Illuminated Ashkenazic Prayer Book<br>19 October 2021</b>
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>The Luzzatto High Holiday Mahzor:<br>A Magnificent Illuminated Ashkenazic Prayer Book<br>19 October 2021</b>
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>The Luzzatto High Holiday Mahzor:<br>A Magnificent Illuminated Ashkenazic Prayer Book<br>19 October 2021</b>
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 28:</b> Pancho Villa, passport for a news correspondent covering the Mexican revolution, signed, 1914. $1,000 to $2,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 28:</b> Nirvana’s <i>Nevermind,</i> CD insert signed & inscribed days after release by Cobain, inscribed by Novoselic, 1991. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 28:</b> Robert Indiana, <i>The Book of Love,</i> complete portfolio, artist’s proof set, 1997. $100,000 to $125,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 28:</b> Marcel Vertés, Colette, <i>Chéri,</i> two volumes, deluxe edition, signed by the artist, Paris, 1929. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 28:</b> Virginia Woolf, <i>Orlando,</i> first trade edition, first impression, London, 1928. $1,200 to $1,800.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 28:</b> Mark Twain, receipt for payment of the Mark Twain Public Library Tax, 1908. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 28:</b> Gustav Klimt, <i>Das Werk von Gustav Klimt,</i> portfolio, collotype plates, 1918. $15,000 to $20,000.
  • <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>A third selection of 16th and 17th<br>Century English Books from<br>the Fox Pointe Manor Library<br>Thursday 21st October 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Oct. 21:</b> Hawking & Hunting.- Turberville (George). <i>The Booke of Falconrie or Hawking,</i> second edition, Printed by Thomas Purfoot, 1611. £6,000 to £8,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Oct. 21:</b> George Steevens' copy.- Coryate (Thomas). <i>Coryats Crudities Hastily gobbled up in five Moneths travells in France, Savoy, Italy, Rhetia...,</i> first edition, complete copy, Printed by W. S[tansby], 1611. £4,000 to £6,00
    <b>Forum Auctions, Oct. 21:</b> Butler (Charles). <i>The Feminine Monarchie: or The Historie of Bees,</i> second edition, Printed by John Haviland for Roger Jackson, 1623. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>A third selection of 16th and 17th<br>Century English Books from<br>the Fox Pointe Manor Library<br>Thursday 21st October 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Oct. 21:</b> Brathwait (Richard). <i>The English Gentlewoman, drawne out to the full Body: expressing, What Habilliments doe best attire her…,</i> Printed by B. Alsop and T. Fawcet, for Michaell Sparke, 1631. £1,000 to £1,500.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Oct. 21:</b> Glapthorne (Henry). <i>The Ladies Priviledge,</i> first edition, Imprinted...by J. Okes, for Francis Constable, 1640. £1,000 to £1,500.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Oct. 21:</b> Witchcraft.- F. (H.) <i>A true and exact Relation Of the severall Informations, Examinations, and Confessions of the late Witches, arraigned and executed in the County of Essex,</i> first edition, 1645. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>A third selection of 16th and 17th<br>Century English Books from<br>the Fox Pointe Manor Library<br>Thursday 21st October 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Oct. 21:</b> Hobbes (Thomas). <i>De Corpore Politico. Or the Elements of Law, Moral & Politick,</i> first edition, 1650. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Oct. 21:</b> Early steam engine.- Worcester (Edward Somerset, 2nd Marquis). <i>A Century of the Names and Scantlings of such Inventions…,</i> first edition, 1663. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Oct. 21:</b> Cookery.- M[ontagu] (W[alter]). <i>The Queens Closet Opened. Incomparable secrets in physick, chirurgery, preserving and candying, &c,</i> 3 parts in 1 vol., 1674. £1,500 to £2,000.
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>A third selection of 16th and 17th<br>Century English Books from<br>the Fox Pointe Manor Library<br>Thursday 21st October 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Oct. 21:</b> Speed (John). <i>An Epitome of Mr. John Speed's Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain,</i> 2 parts in 1, 90 engraved maps, Printed for Tho. Basset, and Ric. Chiswel, 1676. £3,000 to £4,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Oct. 21:</b> Le Boe (Franciscus). <i>Of Childrens Diseases... also a Treatise of the Rickets,</i> first edition, Printed for George Downs, 1682. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Oct. 21:</b> Economics.- Locke (John). <i>Several Papers Relating to Money, Interest and Trade,</i> first collected edition, Printed for A. and J. Churchill, 1696. £2,000 to £3,000.
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