Bonhams: Fine Literature, Featuring Two Private Collections, 25264, New York

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Auction Date
12/05/2019 - 12/05/2019
Page Size: 362 items in 15 pages

Lot NumberAuthor NameBook TitlePlace PrintedYear PublishedEstimateActual Price
301STEINBECK, JOHN. 1902-1968.

Chapter Thirty-Four From the Novel East of Eden.

Bronxville1952USD 800.00 - 1,200.00USD 1,147.50
302STEINBECK, JOHN. 1902-1968.

The Winter of Our Discontent.

New York1961USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00USD 3,570.00
303STEINBECK, JOHN. 1902-1968.

A collection of the author's primary works in first edition:

USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00USD 3,825.00
304STEINBECK, JOHN. 1902-1968.

A group of John Steinbeck limited editions and other Steinbeckiana.

USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00USD 2,422.50
305STEINBECK, JOHN. 1902-1968.

Typed Document Signed ("John Steinbeck") appointing Elizabeth Otis his "true and lawful attorney,"

USD 1,200.00 - 1,800.00Not Sold
306STEVENS, WALLACE. 1879-1955.

Harmonium.

New York1923USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00USD 3,570.00
307STEVENS, WALLACE. 1879-1955.

Harmonium.

New York1923USD 800.00 - 1,200.00USD 1,083.75
308STEVENS, WALLACE. 1879-1955.

Ideas of Order.

New York1935USD 1,500.00 - 2,500.00USD 3,187.50
309STEVENS, WALLACE. 1879-1955.

Notes toward a Supreme Fiction.

Cummington, Mass1942USD 1,500.00 - 2,500.00USD 3,187.50
310STEVENS, WALLACE. 1879-1955.

Three Academic Pieces.

Cummington, Mass.1947USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00USD 1,211.25
311STEVENSON, ROBERT LOUIS. 1850-1894.

Treasure Island.

London1883USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00USD 5,700.00
312STEVENSON, ROBERT LOUIS. 1850-1894.

Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

London1885, 1886.USD 1,200.00 - 1,800.00USD 2,805.00
313STEVENSON, ROBERT LOUIS. 1850-1894.

Six titles: 1. The Body Snatcher.

New York1895USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00Not Sold
314THOREAU, HENRY DAVID. 1817-1862.

A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers.

Boston and Cambridge1849USD 6,000.00 - 8,000.00USD 10,075.00
315THOREAU, HENRY DAVID. 1817-1862.

Walden; Or, Life in the Woods.

Boston1854USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00USD 12,575.00
316THOREAU, HENRY DAVID. 1817-1862.

Two titles: 1. Cape Cod.

Boston1865USD 800.00 - 1,200.00USD 1,275.00
317THOREAU, HENRY DAVID. 1817-1862.

Two titles: 1. A Yankee in Canada, with Anti-Slavery and Reform Papers.

Boston1866USD 800.00 - 1,200.00USD 956.25
318WALLACE, DAVID FOSTER. 1962-2008.

The Broom of the System.

New YorkUSD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00Not Sold
319WALLACE, DAVID FOSTER. 1962-2008.

Infinite Jest.

Boston1996USD 800.00 - 1,200.00USD 1,020.00
320WALLACE, DAVID FOSTER. 1962-2008.

A group of nine first editions, most signed by the author:

USD 1,500.00 - 2,500.00USD 1,785.00
321WAUGH, EVELYN.1903-1966.

Decline and Fall. An Illustrated Novelette.

London1928USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00Not Sold
322WAUGH, EVELYN. 1903-1966.

Brideshead Revisited: The Sacred and Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder.

Boston1945USD 800.00 - 1,200.00USD 1,083.75
323WAUGH, EVELYN. 1903-1966.

Nine titles: 1. Love Among the Ruins.

London1953USD 1,200.00 - 1,800.00Not Sold
324WELLS, H.G. 1866-1946.

The Island of Dr. Moreau.

London1896USD 800.00 - 1,200.00Not Sold
325WELLS, H.G. 1866-1946.

The War of the Worlds.

London1898USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00Not Sold
  • <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 €
  • <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.
  • <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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