Cowans Auctions: American History: Premier Auction, 111519, Cincinnati

Auction Details

Auction Report
Auction Date
11/15/2019 - 11/15/2019
Page Size: 442 items in 18 pages

Lot NumberAuthor NameBook TitlePlace PrintedYear PublishedEstimateActual Price
1

Extraordinary French and Indian War Letter, May 16, 1756, Describing Problems in Northern NY

Albany [NY].1756USD 5,000.00 - 7,000.00Not Sold
2

Pre-Revolutionary War Boston Newspaper with Paul Revere Masthead

Boston, MA1771USD 750.00 - 900.00USD 469.00
3

King George III Attacked in Scarce Pro-American Newspaper Printed in England

London, England1775USD 600.00 - 800.00Not Sold
4

Revolutionary War Newspaper Recruiting Pennsylvanians for a Flying Camp of Soldiers

Philadelphia, PA1776USD 600.00 - 800.00USD 438.00
5

Revolutionary War Battle of Ridgefield Covered in New Hampshire Newspaper

Exeter, NH1777USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00USD 1,250.00
6

Detailed 10pp Memorandum Listing Soldiers and Others Who Sold Horses to the Continental Army for Use by the Light Dragoons, July 1777- March 9, 1778

1777-1778.USD 1,000.00 - 2,000.00USD 1,125.00
7

Revolutionary War Document Regarding French Army Hiring Blacksmiths Paid in Virginia Currency, December 1871

1781, n.pUSD 1,000.00 - 2,000.00Not Sold
8

Edward Rutledge, Signer of the Declaration of Independence, Twice-Signed Sheriff's Directive, 1773

Charleston, SC1773USD 1,200.00 - 1,800.00USD 813.00
9

Revolutionary War-Era Arrest Warrant Signed by William H. Drayton, 1776

Charles Town1776USD 1,200.00 - 1,800.00USD 750.00
10

Ship's Register Signed by President of South Carolina John Rutledge, 1776

Custom-House, Charlestown1776USD 1,200.00 - 1,800.00USD 2,944.00
11

Sheriff's Summons Signed by Thomas Heyward, Jr., Declaration of Independence Signatory, 1788

South-Carolina1788. USD 1,500.00 - 2,000.00USD 960.00
12

1793 Order of the South Carolina House of Representatives, Incl. Directive to Burn "Certificates for Scalps," Signed by Jacob Read

House of Representatives [Columbia]1793USD 1,500.00 - 2,500.00Not Sold
13

Napoleon Bonaparte 1814 LS to Marshal Michel Ney, in Final Weeks Before Exile

1814USD 1,500.00 - 2,500.00USD 4,063.00
14

War of 1812 Canadian Army Bill, 10 Dollar Note Issued in January 1815

1815USD 6,000.00 - 9,000.00Not Sold
15

War of 1812 Canadian Army Bill, 10 Dollar Note Issued in January 1815

1815USD 6,000.00 - 9,000.00Not Sold
16

Rare 1828 Document from the Overseers of the Poor Regarding Jerusha Douglas of the Mohegan Tribe

Amherst, MA1828USD 1,000.00 - 2,000.00Not Sold
17

1829 Certificate of the Statesmen and Overseers of the Poor Describing Narrangansett Indian "Sarah"

Bellingham [MA].1829USD 1,000.00 - 2,000.00Not Sold
18

Castleton, Vermont Medical School, 1844 Manuscript Thesis on Peritonitis

Castleton, [VT]1844USD 400.00 - 600.00Not Sold
19

Miniature Portrait of Seminole War-Era Captain George W. Hutchins by Daniel F. Ames

19th centuryUSD 500.00 - 700.00USD 1,250.00
20

Silver Palmetto Medal Awarded to Sergeant Thomas Beggs for Service in the Mexican-American War, 1848

1850sUSD 1,800.00 - 2,200.00USD 2,250.00
21

New York City Silver Mexican War Medal Awarded to C. Lawrence Strobill, Wounded at Chapultepec

1848USD 1,800.00 - 2,200.00USD 2,250.00
22

John Brown, Sixth Plate Melainotype After Black's Vignette Negative, Ca 1860

ca 1860USD 1,000.00 - 2,000.00USD 6,875.00
23

Cabinet Card of John Brown's Birthplace, Torrington, CT, Featuring African American Subject

late 1860s or early 1870sUSD 300.00 - 500.00USD 219.00
24

John Brown Autographed Inscription

USD 600.00 - 800.00USD 704.00
24A

A Rare Antebellum Image of Slavery in Georgia, Believed to be the Earliest Known Image of Enslaved African Americans with Cotton

ca 1850-1860.USD 100,000.00 - 150,000.00USD 324,500.00
  • <b>Bonhams:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Measure for Measure</i> (extracted from the First Folio). London, 1623. Sold for $52,575.
    <b>Bonhams:</b> HAWTHORNE, NATHANIEL. <i>Fanshawe, A Tale.</i> Boston, 1828. FIRST EDITION OF AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Sold for $47,575.
    <b>Bonhams:</b> THOREAU, HENRY DAVID. <i>Walden; Or, Life in the Woods.</i> Boston, 1854. FINE COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION. Sold for $12,575.
    <b>Bonhams: </b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies.</i> London, 1685. THE FOURTH FOLIO, Brewster/Bentley issue. Sold for $43,825.
    <b>Bonhams:</b> STEIG, WILLIAM. Original maquette and 58 finished drawings for <i>The Agony in the Kindergarten,</i> one of Steig's most important books. Sold for $12,575.
    <b>Bonhams:</b> KING, STEPHEN. <i>Carrie.</i> New York, 1974. INSCRIBED FIRST EDITION, OF AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Sold for $1,912.50.
    <b><center>Bonhams<br>Consignments invited (2020)</b>
    <b>Bonhams:</b> APPLE MACINTOSH PROTOTYPE. 1983. The earliest known Macintosh with "Twiggy" drive, one of only two known working machines. Sold for $150,075.
    <b>Bonhams:</b> LOVELACE, AUGUSTA ADA. Sketch of the Analytical Engine Invented by Charles Babbage Esq. London, 1843. FIRST EDITION, JOURNAL ISSUE, MOST IMPORTANT PAPER IN EARLY DIGITAL COMPUTING. Sold for $15,075.
    <b>Bonhams:</b> APPLE-1 COMPUTER. Signed by Steve Wozniak, used in development of Apple II. Sold for $175,075.
    <b>Bonhams:</b> DARWIN, CHARLES. 1809-1882. <i>On the Origin of Species By Means of Natural Selection.</i> London, 1859. FIRST EDITION. Sold for $131,325.
    <b>Bonhams:</b> BOOLE, GEORGE. <i>An Investigation of the Laws of Thought.</i> London, 1854. Sold for $12,575.
    <b>Bonhams:</b> SHANNON, CLAUDE and WARREN WEAVER. <i>The Mathematical Theory of Communication.</i> Urbana, 1949. Sold for $27,575.
  • <b>Morton Subastas: Auction of Books by Explorers and Travelers, Maps, Landscapes, Science, and Religion<br>Tuesday, January 28th, 2020<br>5:00 p.m. (CST)</b>
    <b>Morton Subastas, Jan. 28:</b> Darwin, Charles. <i>On the Origin of Species.</i> London, 1859. First Edition. Letter Addressed to Dr. Ogle and Envelope Signed by Charles Darwin. $278,000 to $333,000.
    <b>Morton Subastas, Jan. 28:</b> Ortelij, Abrahami. <i>Epitome Theatri Orbis Terrarum.</i> Antuerpiae: Exstat in Officina Plantinian, 1612. Rare Edition. $5,560 to $6,670.
    <b>Morton Subastas, Jan. 28:</b> González de Mendoza, Juan. <i>Histoire du Grand Royaume de la Chine, Situé Aux Indes Orientales.</i> [Genève]: 1606. $1,670 to $2,230.
    <b>Morton Subastas: Auction of Books by Explorers and Travelers, Maps, Landscapes, Science, and Religion<br>Tuesday, January 28th, 2020<br>5:00 p.m. (CST)</b>
    <b>Morton Subastas, Jan. 28:</b> Chapman, Conrad Wise. <i>Landscape of the Valley of Mexico.</i> Oil on wood. Signed and dated. $26,120 to $30,560.
    <b>Morton Subastas, Jan. 28:</b> <i>Thesaurus Exorcismorum...</i> Coloniae, 1608. Collection of Six Works of the Most Important Franciscan Exorcists of the 16th Century. $1,670 to $2,230.
    <b>Morton Subastas, Jan. 28:</b> <i>Saggio delle Transazioni Filosofiche della Società Regia.</i> Napoli, 1729-1734. With a Map of California by Eusebio Kino. $1,120 to $1,440.
    <b>Morton Subastas: Auction of Books by Explorers and Travelers, Maps, Landscapes, Science, and Religion<br>Tuesday, January 28th, 2020<br>5:00 p.m. (CST)</b>
    <b>Morton Subastas, Jan. 28:</b> Scherer, Heinrich. <i>Delineatio Nova et Vera Partis Australis Novi Mexici, cum Australi Parte Insulae Californiae...</i> Münich, ca. 1700. $850 to $1,120.
    <b>Morton Subastas, Jan. 28:</b> Santacilia, Jorge Juan-Ulloa, Antonio de. <i>A Voyage to South America. Describing at Large, the Spanish Cities...</i> London, 1760. $890 to $1,120.
    <b>Morton Subastas, Jan. 28:</b> Limborch, Philippi. <i>Historia Inquisitionis Cui Subjungitur Liber Sententiarum Inquisitionis Tholosanae...</i> Amsterdam, 1692. $1,340 to $1,670.
    <b>Morton Subastas: Auction of Books by Explorers and Travelers, Maps, Landscapes, Science, and Religion<br>Tuesday, January 28th, 2020<br>5:00 p.m. (CST)</b>
    <b>Morton Subastas, Jan. 28:</b> Castro, C. - Campillo, J. - Cumplido, I. - Lauda, L. - Rodríguez G. <i>Mexico and Its Surroundings.</i> Méx, 1855-56. $5,000 to $5,560.
    <b>Morton Subastas, Jan. 28:</b> <i>Medical Gazette. Periodical of the National Academy of Medicine of Mexico...</i> México, 1864 - 1943. Pieces: 169. $1,340 to $1,560.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 13:</b> Emil Cardinaux, <i>Winter in der Schweiz,</i> 1921. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 13:</b> Evelyn Rumsey Carey, <i>Pan American Exposition / Niagara / Buffalo,</i> 1901. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 13:</b> Arnost Hofbauer, <i>Topicuv Salon,</i> 1898. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 13:</b> Alphonse Mucha, <i>Job,</i> 1896. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 13:</b> Georges de Feure, <i>Le Journal des Ventes,</i> 1898. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 13:</b> Alphonse Mucha, <i>Cycles Perfecta,</i> 1897. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 13:</b> Edward Penfield, <i>Orient Cycles / Lead the Leaders,</i> circa 1895. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 13:</b> Adrien Barrère, <i>L’Ideal du Touriste,</i> 1903. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 13:</b> Willem Frederick Ten Broek, <i>New York / Wereldtentoonselling / Holland – Amerika Lijn,</i> 1938. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 13:</b> Dwight Clark Shepler, <i>Sun Valley / Union Pacific.</i> $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 13:</b> Sascha Maurer, <i>Flexible Flyer Splitkein / Smuggler’s Notch,</i> circa 1935. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 13:</b> Louis Bonhajo, <i>Vote / League of Women Voters,</i> 1920. $2,000 to $3,000.
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