Sothebys: American Manuscripts and Other Property from the Collection of Elsie and Philip Sang - bidstart 9/30, N10599, New York

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Auction Report
Auction Date
10/14/2020 - 10/14/2020
Page Size: 113 items in 5 pages

Lot NumberAuthor NameBook TitlePlace PrintedYear PublishedEstimateActual Price
1GEORGE WASHINGTON

George Washington plans the retaliatory Sullivan Expedition against Upstate New York Tories and their allies from the Iroquois Confederacy

Middlebrook1779USD 30,000.00 - 40,000.00USD 47,880.00
2JOHN ADAMS

In a letter candid even by the standards of his correspondence with Benjamin Rush, John Adams discusses the site of the Federal government, appointments to the first Supreme Court, and his view of the vice presidency

New York1789USD 35,000.00 - 50,000.00USD 52,920.00
3THOMAS JEFFERSON

In a compelling and wide-ranging letter to his old friend Philip Mazzei, Thomas Jefferson expresses confidence in the "incalculable value" of the just-completed Louisiana Purchase

Washington1804USD 100,000.00 - 150,000.00USD 163,800.00
4JAMES MADISON

An appointment for a tax assessor in Pennsylvania signed by James Madison and James Monroe

Washington1814USD 800.00 - 1,200.00USD 1,890.00
5JAMES MONROE

AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED ("JAMES MONROE") AS 5TH PRESIDENT, TO SIR JOHN SINCLAIR, REGARDING HIS SCOTTISH ANCESTRY

Washington1817USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00USD 5,670.00
6JAMES MONROE

A presidential land grant, signed by James Monroe, as 5th President, and countersigned by Josiah Meigs, as Commissioner of the General Land Office

Washington1821USD 400.00 - 600.00USD 1,008.00
7JOHN QUINCY ADAMS

John Quincy Adams explains the motivations for President Washington's retirement to Jean Luzac, editor of the highly influential Gazette de Leyde

The Hague1796USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00USD 11,340.00
8ANDREW JACKSON

A warm and open letter from Andrew Jackson to his wife, Rachel

Washington 1826USD 5,000.00 - 7,000.00USD 4,788.00
9MARTIN VAN BUREN

A letter from the President-elect Martin Van Buren to his son Abraham imploring him to write more frequently

 Washington1836USD 1,500.00 - 2,000.00Not Sold
10WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON

Autograph note signed by the shortest-serving president in U.S. history

Cincinnati1830USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00USD 2,016.00
11JOHN TYLER

Against the backdrop of continuing boundary negotiations with Mexico and Texas, President Tyler offers assistance to a young relative of Chief Justice Roger Taney

Washington1843USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00USD 11,970.00
12JAMES K. POLK

A scarce James K. Polk presidential land grant reassigning a tract originally deeded to a member of the Creek people

Washington1845USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00Not Sold
13ZACHARY TAYLOR

A letter signed by one of the shortest-serving U.S. presidents, to the father of vegetarianism and inventor of the Graham cracker

Washington1849USD 1,500.00 - 2,000.00USD 2,268.00
14MILLARD FILLMORE

Vice President Fillmore responds to a request for assistance

Buffalo, New York1849USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00USD 1,008.00
15FRANKLIN PIERCE

A letter from President Pierce, noting the character of Secretary of War Jefferson Davis

Washington1856USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00USD 5,292.00
16JAMES BUCHANAN

A letter from President Buchanan to Robert Tyler, discussing the merits and appointments of various candidates

Washington1857USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00USD 5,670.00
17ABRAHAM LINCOLN

A great Lincoln letter rediscovered: The President thanks a schoolboy on behalf of “all the children of the nation” for his efforts to ensure "that this war shall be successful, and the Union be maintained and perpetuated."

Washington, D.C.1864USD 700,000.00 - 1,000,000.00Not Sold
18ANDREW JOHNSON

President Andrew Johnson paroles five leading Confederate politicians, including the former Vice President and two cabinet members

"Executive Office" Washington1865USD 15,000.00 - 20,000.00USD 30,240.00
19ULYSSES S. GRANT

Ulysses Grant directs General Philip Sheridan to achieve a racial balance among the volunteer troops under his command

Washington1865USD 15,000.00 - 20,000.00Not Sold
20ULYSSES S. GRANT

President Grant invites Senator George Vickers of Maryland to attend an extraordinary session of the Senate

Washington1869USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00USD 2,142.00
21ULYSSES S. GRANT

President Grant pardons the three Rochester, New York, election officials who allowed Susan B. Anthony to vote in the 1872 presidential election

Washington1874USD 40,000.00 - 60,000.00USD 40,320.00
22RUTHERFORD B. HAYES

A presentation copy, with autograph letter, of a scarce Civil War pamphlet sponsored by Rutherford B. Hayes

FREMONT, OHIO(?)1888USD 1,500.00 - 2,500.00USD 4,032.00
23JAMES GARFIELD

A letter by the future president, destined for assassination sixteen years later, mentioning the death of President Lincoln

Chicago1865USD 6,000.00 - 8,000.00USD 6,048.00
24JAMES A. GARFIELD

A warm letter, written and signed by President Garfield in office, thanking George Bancroft for roses sent to the First Lady

Washington1881USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00USD 17,640.00
25CHESTER A. ARTHUR

A warm letter from the 21st President, thanking W.B. Dinsmore for this attentions

Washington1884USD 800.00 - 1,200.00USD 630.00
  • <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> MACHIAVELLI, Niccolò. <i>Nicholas Machiavel's Prince. Also, The life of Castruccio Castracani of Lucca…</i> Translated by Edward Dacres. London, 1640. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> FILSON, John. <i>The Discovery, Settlement and present State of Kentucke: and An Essay towards the Topography, and Natural History of that important Country…</i> Wilmington, Del.: James Adams, 1784. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> ELUARD, Paul. <i>Un poeme dans chaque livre.</i> Paris: Louis Broder, 1956. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> LEWIS, James Otto. [<i>Aboriginal Port Folio.</i> Philadelphia: Published by the Author, 1835-1836]. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> [ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS]. BOOK OF HOURS, use of Rome, in Latin. [Southern Netherlands (Ghent or Bruges), c.1460]. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> MORE, Thomas, Sir. <i>The Workes ... wrytten by him in the Englysh tongue.</i> Edited by William Rastell. London, 1557. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> [KELMSCOTT PRESS]. MORRIS, William. <i>Love is Enough.</i> Hammersmith: The Kelmscott Press, 1897. $5,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> LINCOLN, Abraham. Autograph endorsement signed as President (“A. Lincoln”), 24 February 1863. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> WASHINGTON, George. Address panel with autograph free frank signed ("G:o Washington"), as Commander in Chief of the Continental Army, 5 August 1777. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> GOREY, Edward. <i>The Beastly Baby.</i> N.p.: The Fantod Press, 1962. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> FROST, Robert. Photographic reproduction signed and inscribed ("Robert Frost”), to R.V. Thornton, 1955. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> GOREY, Edward. <i>The Bug Book.</i> New York: Looking Glass Library, 1959. $500 to $700.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> Jane Austen, <i>Pride & Prejudice,</i> 3 volumes, first edition, London, 1813. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> John Hancock, Uncommon Privateer Commission, signed as President of Continental Congress, 1777. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> Frank Lloyd Wright, photograph signed & inscribed. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> Abraham Lincoln, document signed conscripting troops for first national draft in U.S., 1863. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> Jane Austen, <i>Sense & Sensibility,</i> 3 volumes, first edition, London, 1811. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> Charles Dickens, <i>American Notes for General Circulation,</i> first edition, inscribed to Richard Henry Dana, Jr., London, 1842. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> John Maynard Keynes, <i>The General Theory of Employment, Interest & Money,</i> first edition, London, 1936. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> Alexandre Raymond, <i>L’Art Islamique en Orient,</i> 2 volumes, first editions, Péra-Constantinople, 1922-24. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> Igor Stravinsky, autograph musical quotation signed, 3 bars from <i>Perséphone,</i> 1936. $1,500 to $2,500.
  • <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> REGAMEY, Felix (1844-1906). Unique drawing showing Verlaine and Rimbaud in London, September 1872. €70,000 to 100,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> LABORDE, Alexandre de (1773-1842). <i>Voyage pittoresque et historique de l’Espagne.</i> Paris : 1806-1820. €20,000 to 30,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> BOCCACE, Jean (1313-1375). <i>Il Decamerone…</i> Venise : Gabriele Giolito di Ferrari, 1542.<br>€ 12,000 to 15,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> LAMBERT, Yvon (1936). Full collection of writings from <i>Une rêverie émanée de mes loisirs.</i> Paris : 1992 - 2018. €50,000 to 70,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> JOUVE, Paul (1878-1973) -- KIPLING, Rudyard (1865-1936). <i>La Chasse de Kaa.</i> Paris : Javal & Bourdeaux, 1930. €2,000 to 3,000
  • <b><center>Sotheby’s<br>James Bond: A Collection of<br>Books and Manuscripts<br>The Property of a Gentleman<br>11 November 2020<br>London</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, Nov. 11:</b> FLEMING | <i>Casino Royale,</i> 1953, first edition, presentation copy. £50,000 to £70,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Nov. 11:</b> FLEMING | <i>Live and Let Die,</i> 1954, first edition, presentation copy inscribed to Winston Churchill. £50,000 to £70,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Nov. 11:</b> FLEMING | <i>Moonraker,</i> 1955, first edition, presentation copy inscribed to Raymond Chandler. £70,000 to £100,000.
    <b><center>Sotheby’s<br>James Bond: A Collection of<br>Books and Manuscripts<br>The Property of a Gentleman<br>11 November 2020<br>London</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, Nov. 11:</b> FLEMING | Diamonds are Forever, [1955-56], the final revised typescript. £80,000 to £120,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Nov. 11:</b> FLEMING | <i>The Spy Who Loved Me,</i> 1962, first edition, presentation copy to Robert Kennedy. £35,000 to £50,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Nov. 11:</b> FLEMING | <i>From Russia, With Love,</i> 1957, first edition. £2,000 to £3,000
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