Swann Galleries: Illustration Art, 2526, New York

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Auction Report
Auction Date
12/10/2019 - 12/10/2019
Page Size: 277 items in 12 pages

Lot NumberAuthor NameBook TitlePlace PrintedYear PublishedEstimateActual Price

Buried Treasure. Advertisement for Cream of Wheat, 1913

1913USD 3,000.00 - 4,000.00USD 3,000.00

The Bee's Nest. Advertisement for Cream of Wheat, created for The Saturday Evening Post, circa 1924

circa 1924USD 1,200.00 - 1,800.00Not Sold

A Sign of Good Eating. Advertisement for Cream of Wheat, 1911

1911USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00Not Sold

How's Your 'Pep' Appeal? Advertisement for Kellogg's Pep Cereal, circa 1940

circa 1940USD 600.00 - 900.00USD 585.00

Four Seasons. Textile design, circa 1950

circa 1950USD 1,500.00 - 2,500.00Not Sold

Just the right amount of Turkish. Illustration for a Chesterfield cigarette advertisement, 1930

1930USD 700.00 - 1,000.00USD 938.00

Red Cross / Give War Fund. Poster maquette for the Red Cross.

USD 600.00 - 900.00USD 1,125.00

Bastille Day. Maquette for stamp or poster, commemorating July 14, 1945

1945USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00Not Sold

An Ode to Toulouse Lautrec. Illustration for the poster pubished to commemorate the centenary of Toulouse Laturec's death, 2001.

2001USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00Not Sold

Claude Monet. Poster study for Glaser's exhibition series and related catalogue entitled, 'The Imaginary Life of Claude Monet' (New York: 1992).

USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00USD 1,875.00

99.9 Reliability / NASA Capsule. Preparatory drawing of the NASA capsule for the back cover of Missiles and Rockets, published for the Grand Central Rocket Company April 27, 1959.

1959USD 800.00 - 1,200.00USD 1,000.00

Group of Six Rheem Steel Oil Drum Illustrations. Together, six illustrations commissioned by Rheem Manufacturing Company, likely for a corporate calendar or advertising campaign for an industry publication. Circa 1946-49

USD 6,000.00 - 9,000.00USD 11,250.00

All it needs is...Holly Sugar./"Crazy Chef with Pie." Advertisement for Holly Sugar, 1955

1955USD 7,000.00 - 10,000.00USD 15,000.00

I always use a Chivas Regal bottle. It conjures up a much better class spirit. Advertisement for Chivas Regal scotch whiskey, published in The New Yorker, February 29, 1964

1964USD 5,000.00 - 7,500.00USD 5,750.00

Lex-Kise Bière de l'Est. Likely a study for a beer poster advertisement, circa 20th century.

circa 20th century.USD 150.00 - 250.00USD 100.00

Cheers! Beer advertisement for an unidentified campaign showing a quintet of men clinking five frosty mugs, circa 1950s.

circa 1950s.USD 500.00 - 750.00USD 500.00

Sunset Sails with Cocktails. Illustration most likely for an Early Times Bourbon poster advertisement, circa 1967

circa 1967USD 500.00 - 750.00USD 438.00

Then the black-and-white glimp opened one eye and saw this, and he didn't keep it open very long * Meanwhile the colored glimp was happily admiring a very beautiful picture painted by the great artist. Together, 2 illustrations published in Bemelmans's bo

New York1947USD 5,000.00 - 7,500.00USD 7,500.00

Cadillac / Oldsmobile Showroom. Gouache and wash on board, circa 1964

circa 1964USD 600.00 - 900.00Not Sold

The Taste of Adventure. Advertisement for Viceroy Cigarettes produced for Grey Advertising, March 1982

USD 700.00 - 1,000.00Not Sold

Beer Bison. Mascot/logo for Colorado Beer Company, circa 2000

circa 2000USD 300.00 - 400.00USD 219.00

Smoke and Silhouettes. Promotional illustration for Doo Wop Serenade Series, 1981

1981USD 600.00 - 900.00USD 585.00

Joseph Jefferson as Bob Acres in "The Rivals." Graphite and ink illustration of Jefferson as Acres in Richard Brinsley Sheridan's famous play, 1893

1893USD 800.00 - 1,200.00USD 1,875.00

At the Pavilion. Illustration of performer at the London Pavilion, circa 1907

circa 1907USD 2,500.00 - 3,500.00Not Sold

Saint Sebastian. Costume design for Act 3 of "The Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian," 1922

USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00USD 6,500.00
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 20:</b> Jane Austen, <i>Sense and Sensibility: A Novel, By a Lady,</i> 3 volumes, London, 1811. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 20:</b> Virginia Woolf, <i>Kew Gardens,</i> limited edition, signed by Woolf & Bell, London, 1927. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 20:</b> <i>[Arabian Nights],</i> Calcutta II version, 4 volumes, Calcutta & London, 1839-1842. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 20:</b> Princess Diana, 6 ALS to <i>Harper’s Bazaar</i> editor, anticipating Christie’s sale of her dresses for charity, 1995-97. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 20:</b> Jane Austen, <i>Emma,</i> first edition, London, 1816. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 20:</b> Hirohito & Nagako, Emperor & Empress of Japan, 2 photographs signed, showing Nagako in kimono & obi bearing the imperial seal. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 20:</b> Princess Diana, 6 autograph letters signed to <i>Harper’s Bazaar</i> editor Elizabeth Tilberis, anticipating Christie’s announcement of a sale of her dresses for charity, 1995-97. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 20:</b> Sarojini Naidu, complete galley proof of <i>The Broken Wing</i> signed with several holograph pages & an autograph letter signed to writer Edmund Gosse, 1916. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 20:</b> Fernando Pessoa, <i>Mensagem,</i> first edition, presentation copy, signed & inscribed, Lisbon, 1934. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 20:</b> Graham Greene, <i>The Basement Room,</i> first edition, Greene’s personal copy, signed with annotations throughout, London, 1935. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 20:</b> Abraham Lincoln, partly-printed document signed, call for troops issued during America’s first national draft just days before the NYC draft riots, 1863. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 20:</b><br><i>Les Chansons de Bilitis</i> by Pierre Louÿs, illustrated by George Barbier & F.L. Schmied, Paris, 1922. $8,000 to $12,000.
  • <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Helvelius. Two Autograph Letters Signed to Francis Aston, Royal Society Secretary, noting his feud with Robert Hooke, 5 pp total, 1685. $70,000 to $100,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Newton, Isaac. Autograph manuscript on God, 4 pp, c.1710, "In the beginning was the Word...."?$100,000 to $150,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. First edition, first issue. Untrimmed copy in contemporary boards. $30,000 to $50,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Lincoln, Abraham. Signed photograph, beardless portrait with Civil War provenance. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> IMPEACHMENT. Original engrossed copy of the first Andrew Johnson impeachment resolution vote. $120,000 to $180,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Mucha, Alphonse. 11 original pencil drawings for?<i>Andelicek z Baroku,</i> "Litte Baroque Angel," Prague, 1929. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Einstein, Albert. Annotated Galley Proofs for <i>The Meaning of Relativity.</i> 1921. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Silverstein, Shel. Original maquette for <i>The Giving Tree,</i> 34 original drawings. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Roth, Philip. Typed Manuscript with substantial autograph corrections for an unpublished sequel to <i>The Breast.</i> $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Taupin, Bernie. Autograph Manuscript, the original draft of lyrics for Elton John's "Candle in the Wind," 2 pp, 1973. $100,000 to $150,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> HARVEY, WILLIAM. <i>De Motu Cordis et Sanguinis in Animalibus Anatomica Exercitatio.</i> Padua: 1643. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> CESALPINO, ANDREA. <i>Peripateticarum Quaestionum Libri Quinque.</i> Venice: 1571. $30,000 to $40,000.
  • <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> Leon TOLSTOÏ. <i>Anna Karenina.</i> Moscou, 1878. First and full edition of the Russian novel, in the author’s language.<br>Est. 3 000 / 4 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> Mark TWAIN. <i>Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's comrade).</i> New York, 1885. First American edition.<br>Est. 5 000 / 6 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> Walt WHITMAN. <i>Leaves of Grass.</i> Brooklyn, New York, 1856. Second edition gathering 32 poems. Est. 3 000 / 4 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> Karen BLIXEN. <i>Out of Africa.</i> Londres, 1937. First edition in the UK, before Danish translation and American release.<br>Est. 1 500 / 2 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> Ernest HEMINGWAY. <i>A Farewell to Arms.</i> New York, 1929. First edition with $2.50 on the dust and A on the copyright page.<br>Est. 2 000 / 3 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> James JOYCE. <i>Ulysses.</i> Paris, Shakespeare and Company, 1922. First edition published by Sylvia Beach. Est. 3 000 / 4 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> James JOYCE. <i>Dubliners.</i> Londres, 1914. First edition. Nice copy in publisher’s cardboard. Est. 2 000 / 3 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> Franz KAFKA. 8 novels in German first edition, published in München, Leipzig and Berlin 1916-1931. Est. from 300 / 400 to 2 000 / 3 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> David Herbert LAWRENCE. <i>Lady Chatterley's Lover.</i> Florence, 1928. Privately printed first edition. Est. 4 000 / 5 000 €
    John STEINBECK. <i>The Grapes of Wrath.</i> New York, 1939. First edition. Nice copy with $2.75 on the cover. Est. 1 000 / 1 200 €
  • <center><b>Cowan’s Auctions<br>The Road West: The Steve Turner Collection of African Americana<br>February 20, 2020</b>
    <br>Cowan’s, Feb. 20:</b> Harriet Tubman Cabinet Card by H.S. Squyer, Auburn, NY, 1892. $10,000 to $15,000
    <br>Cowan’s, Feb. 20:</b> Scarce <i>Events of the Tulsa Disaster,</i> First Edition, 1922. $4,000 to $6,000
    <br>Cowan’s, Feb. 20:</b> Unpublished CDV of Frederick Douglass by Benjamin F. Smith, 1864. $3,000 to $5,000
    <center><b>Cowan’s Auctions<br>The Road West: The Steve Turner Collection of African Americana<br>February 20, 2020</b>
    <br>Cowan’s, Feb. 20:</b> California Imprint of <i>President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation</i> Broadside, 1864. $10,000 to $15,000
    <br>Cowan’s, Feb. 20:</b> John C.H. Grabill Cabinet Card of Buffalo Soldier Wearing Buffalo Coat, ca 1886. $8,000 to $10,000
    <br>Cowan’s, Feb. 20:</b> Rare <i>What Mrs. Fisher Knows About Old Southern Cooking,</i> 2nd Cookbook Published by African American. $6,000 to $8,000
    <center><b>Cowan’s Auctions<br>The Road West: The Steve Turner Collection of African Americana<br>February 20, 2020</b>
    <br>Cowan’s, Feb. 20:</b> Frederick Douglass Walking Stick, 1888. $3,000 to $5,000
    <br>Cowan’s, Feb. 20:</b> Only Known Slave Narrative Published Independently in California, <i>Life and Adventures of James Williams.</i> $2,000 to $4,000
    <br>Cowan’s, Feb. 20:</b> Rare First Edition of History of Black Literature, Abbé Grégoire <i>De La Littérature des Nègres</i>. $2,500 to $3,000
    <center><b>Cowan’s Auctions<br>The Road West: The Steve Turner Collection of African Americana<br>February 20, 2020</b>
    <br>Cowan’s, Feb. 20:</b> African American Soldier and Medal of Honor Winner Christian A. Fleetwood CDV, PLUS. $8,000 to $10,000
    <br>Cowan’s, Feb. 20:</b> Jack Johnson vs. Jim Jeffries Pennant, 1910 Reno, Nevada. $2,000 to $4,000
    <br>Cowan’s, Feb. 20:</b> Joe Gans Photograph at 1906 Goldfield, Nevada Fight by Percy Dana. $600 to $800
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