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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
  • <b><center> Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 29th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 29:</b> Latin Book of Hours, Langres around 1490. Est: €50,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 29:</b><br>T. Livius, <i>Römische Historien,</i> 1533. Est: €12,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 29:</b><br>G. Mendel, <i>Versuche über Pflanzen-Hybriden,</i> 1865-66. Est: €30,000
    <b><center> Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 29th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 29:</b><br>A. Verard, Book of Hours, around 1488. Est: €30,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 29:</b><br>A. Ortelius, <i>Theatrum orbis terrarum,</i> 1601. Est: €80,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 29:</b><br><i>Der Sturm,</i> 1910-1916. Est: €16,000
    <b><center> Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 29th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 29:</b> <i>Cronica van der hilliger Stat Coellen,</i> 1499. Est: €25,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 29:</b><br>M. Catesby, <i>Piscium serpentum insectorum,</i> 1777. Est: €25,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 29:</b><br>W. Grohmann, <i>Das Werk Ernst Ludwig Kirchners,</i> 1926. Est: €20,000
    <b><center> Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 29th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 29:</b><br>P. Borgo, <i>Aritmetica mercantile,</i> 1491. Est: €16,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 29:</b><br>D. Roberts, <i>Egypt and Nubia,</i> 1846-49. Est: €8,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 29:</b> <i>Estampes,</i> with the suite by P. Picasso, 1950. Est: €15,000
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Zang Tumb Tuuum:<br>la révolution futuriste<br>Online Auction<br>30 November – 7 December</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, Nov. 18:</b> The "Official Edition" of the United States Constitution and the First Printing of the Final Text of the Constitution, 1787. $15,000,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Nov. 30 – Dec. 7:</b> Marinetti, Filippo Tommaso. I Paroliberi Futuristi. 1914-1915. 8 p. Unique corrected proofs, for an anthology that remained unpublished. €40,000 to €60,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Nov. 30 – Dec. 7:</b> Cangiullo, Francesco. Studenti in Lettere. Università. 1915. Seminal work, featured in 3 historical futurist exhibitions. €20,000 to €30,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Nov. 30 – Dec. 7:</b> Cangiullo, Francesco. Chiaro di luna. Circa 1915. Collage and gouache on paper. €15,000 to €20,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Nov. 30 – Dec. 7:</b> Marinetti, Filippo Tommaso. Manicure. Faire les ongles à l'Italie. Circa 1915. A fantastic parody of an advertising poster. €20,000 to €30,000.
  • <b><center>Doyle<br>Rare Books, Autographs & Maps<br>December 9</b>
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 47. Roosevelt, Theodore. Photograph inscribed to Morris J. Hirsch. May 7th 1918. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 178. Whitman, Walt. <i>Leaves of Grass.</i> Brooklyn, New York: [Printed for the author], 1955. First edition in the first issue binding. $70,000 to $100,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 38. Mather, Cotton. <i>Magnalia Christi Americana; or, the Ecclesiastical History of New-England.</i> London: Printed for Thomas Parkhurst, 1702. First edition. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 55. Taylor, Zachary. Autograph letter signed as President-Elect. Baton Rouge: January 15, 1849. $5,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 203. Picasso, Pablo. <i>Verve</i> Vol. V, Nos. 19-20. Paris: Editions Verve, 1948. Inscribed on the title page by Picasso. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b><center>Doyle<br>Rare Books, Autographs & Maps<br>December 9</b>
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 211. Domergue, Jean-Gabriel. L'Ete a Monte Carlo. Lithographed poster, Lucien Serre & Cie, Paris, circa 1937. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 105. Manuscript Illumination attr. to Neri da Rimini. Large excised initial "N" from a choirbook, extensively historiated. [Likely Rimini: first quarter of the 14th century]. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 40. McKenney, Thomas L. and Hall, James. <i>History of the Indian Tribes of North America, with Biographical Sketches and Anecdotes of the Principal Chiefs.</i> Philadelphia: Rice, Rutter & Co., 1870. $3,00
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 222. Searle, Ronald. [Pets--a dog, cats and a parrot-- surrounded by books, and inspecting a globe, perhaps planning global domination]. Original drawing, 17 3/8 x 13 1/2 inches. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 98. Faden, William; Scull, Nicholas and George Heap. A Plan of the City and Environs of Philadelphia, Survey'd by N. Scull and G. Heap. London: William Faden, 12 March 1777. $3,000 to $5,000.
  • <i>Der Sturm.</i> 1922. Sold October 2021 for € 13,000.
    Diophantus Alexandrinus, <i>Arithmeticorum libri sex.</i> 1670. Sold October 2021 for € 18,000.
    <i>Cozzani Ettore e altri, l’Eroica. Tutto il pubblicato.</i> Sold October 2021 for € 11,000.
    Newton Isaac, <i>Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica.</i> 1714. Sold October 2021 for € 7,500.
    Manetti Saverio, <i>Storia naturale degli uccelli.</i> 1767-1776. Sold April 2021 for € 26,000.
  • <center><br>Swann Auction Galleries<br>Maps & Atlases<br>Natural History<br>& Color Plate Books<br>December 9, 2021</b>
    <b>Swann, Dec. 9:</b> AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES. Carolina Parrot. Plate 26. Hand-colored aquatint and engraved plate from Audubon's <i>Birds of America.</i> $80,000 to $100,000.
    <b>Swann, Dec. 9:</b> Francisco Henrique Carls. [Album de Pernambuco e seus Arrabaldes]. Fifty-three chromolithographed plates of landscape, town views and more of the state of Pernambuco, northeast Brazil. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann, Dec. 9:</b> Captain Thomas Davies, after. Group of 5 engraved topographical scenes of North American waterfalls. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <center><br>Swann Auction Galleries<br>Maps & Atlases<br>Natural History<br>& Color Plate Books<br>December 9, 2021</b>
    <b>Swann, Dec. 9:</b> William R. Morley. Morley's Map of New Mexico. Large lithographed pocket map with original hand-color in outline. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann, Dec. 9:</b> Frederick William Beechey, et al. <i>The Zoology of Captain Beechey's Voyage; Compiled from the Collections and Notes Made by Captain Beechey…</i> $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann, Dec. 9:</b> ZUDA ROKASHI (Priest Hotan.) Nansenbushu Bankoku Shoka No Zu. Woodblock wall map of the world on 16 sheets joined. $5,000 to $7,500.
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