Sothebys: Fine Books and Manuscripts, including Americana - bidstart 10/1, N10539, New York

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Auction Report
Auction Date
10/15/2020 - 10/15/2020
Page Size: 153 items in 7 pages

Lot NumberAuthor NameBook TitlePlace PrintedYear PublishedEstimateActual Price
1

Abolition. Four documents from the Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery

Philadelphia,1797USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00Not Sold
2Adams, John

Adams, John. A letter in which Adams discusses strengthening the Army for the Quasi-War with France

Quincy, 1799USD 9,000.00 - 12,000.00USD 10,080.00
3Akin, James

Akin, James. Rare American political caricature from the famous 1828 race

PHILADELPHIA1828USD 700.00 - 1,000.00Not Sold
4

[Album Amicorum]. A collection of original drawings and watercolors, including one by Margaret Meen

GREAT BRITAINEARLY 19TH CENTURYUSD 5,000.00 - 7,000.00Not Sold
5

[American Revolution]. Continental Army enlistment broadside

BOSTON1780USD 1,500.00 - 2,500.00USD 1,512.00
6

American Sammelband. Including a scarce pamphlet on the Alexander Hamilton-John Adams controversy

NEW-YORK1800USD 2,500.00 - 3,500.00USD 2,142.00
7

American Sermon Sammelband. Two volumes, 19th century

EARLY 19TH-CENTURY USD 6,000.00 - 8,000.00Not Sold
8Greene, William Thomas

[Aviculture] — Greene, William Thomas. Exotic parrots in superb condition

LONDON1884-87USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00USD 1,890.00
9Andrade, Antonio de

Andrade, Antonio de. A rare printing of the first authoritative account of a European traveler’s visit to Tibet

LISBON1626USD 15,000.00 - 20,000.00Not Sold
10Arnold, Benedict

Arnold, Benedict. A scarce artillery muster roll, signed by the infamous traitor

Philadelphia1778USD 3,000.00 - 4,000.00USD 4,032.00
11Arrowsmith, Aaron

Arrowsmith, Aaron. Arrowsmith's first map and a major cartographic rarity

 LONDON1790 CIRCA 1799USD 30,000.00 - 40,000.00Not Sold
12Arrowsmith, Aaron

Arrowsmith, Aaron. The first edition of Arrowsmith's sweeping survey of the Caribbean

LONDON1803USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00USD 10,080.00
13Barton, William Paul Crillon

Barton, William Paul Crillon. A rare uncolored issue of an important American flora, richly illustrated

PHILADELPHIA1821-1822-1823USD 2,500.00 - 3,500.00Not Sold
14Benson, Frank W., and Adam E

Benson, Frank W., and Adam E. M. Paff. One of 275 numbered copies, with the signed frontispiece etching by Benson

BOSTON AND NEW YORK1917USD 700.00 - 900.00Not Sold
15Bentham, George, and Henry Fletcher Hance

Bentham, George, and Henry Fletcher Hance. The first comprehensive flora on China and Hong Kong

LONDON1861; 1872USD 2,500.00 - 3,500.00Not Sold
16Berquen, Robert de

Berquen, Robert de. First edition a rare work on precious stones and pearls found in the East and West Indies, including a section on pearl fishing in the Persian Gulf

PARIS1661USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00Not Sold
17

Bible in English. First edition of the richly illustrated "Vinegar Bible"

OXFORD1717-1716USD 14,000.00 - 18,000.00Not Sold
18

Bill Of Rights. An early printing, executed by the printer of the Declaration of Independence

PHILADELPHIA1789USD 7,000.00 - 9,000.00USD 7,560.00
19Blaeu, Willem, and Jan Blaeu

Blaeu, Willem, and Jan Blaeu. An early edition of the "greatest and finest atlas ever published"

AMSTERDAM: 1645-46USD 120,000.00 - 160,000.00Not Sold
20Blaeu, Willem, and Jan Blaeu

Blaeu, Willem, and Jan Blaeu. An unrecorded variant edition of Blaeu's atlas of England and Wales

AMSTERDAM1648USD 17,000.00 - 20,000.00Not Sold
21Bode, Wilhelm

Bode, Wilhelm. One of 200 numbered copies—an important illustrated monograph on Italian majolica

BERLIN1911USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00Not Sold
22Bodmer, Karl, and Prince Maximilian zu Wied-Neuwied. 

Travels in the Interior of North America... A very fine set of the greatest illustrated American travel narrative and the most important depiction of American Indians in the frontier era: the rare Engli

USD 400,000.00 - 600,000.00Not Sold
22Bodmer, Karl, and Prince Maximilian zu Wied-Neuwied. Travels in the Interior of North America... A very fine set of the greatest illustrated American travel narrative and the most important depiction of American Indians in the frontier era: the rare Engli

Bodmer, Karl, and Prince Maximilian zu Wied-Neuwied. Travels in the Interior of North America... A very fine set of the greatest illustrated American travel narrative and the most important depiction of American Indians in the frontier era: the rare Engli

LONDON1839-1843USD 400,000.00 - 600,000.00Not Sold
23Boydell, John and Josiah

Boydell, John and Josiah. Early issue of Boydell's work on the rivers of Great Britain

LONDON1794-1796USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00Not Sold
24Joseph Léon Righini

[Brazil] — Joseph Léon Righini. Lithographs from Righini's Panorama do Pará em Doze Vistas, depicting scenes in Belém and around the large north Brazilian state

PARA, BRAZILCA. 1867USD 1,200.00 - 1,800.00USD 1,260.00
  • <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 Oct 27:</b> Book of Hours with Illuminated Miniatures, France, mid-15th century. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Conradus de Alemania [Halberstadt the Elder], <i>Concordantiae Bibliorum,</i> Strassburg, 1474. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Christopher Marlowe, <i>The Jew of Malta,</i> London, 1633. Earliest extant edition of this antiauthoritarian Elizabethan play. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b><br>Sir Isaac Newton, <i>The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy,</i> first edition in English, 2 volumes, London, 1729. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> John Rae, <i>Narrative of an Expedition to the Shores of the Arctic Sea in 1846 and 1847,</i> first edition, London, 1850. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Philip Pittman, <i>The Present State of the European Settlements on the Mississippi…,</i> first edition, London, 1770. $10,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Cyanotype of an anatomy class at Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1895. $300 to $400.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Equine veterinary formulary, manuscript on paper, East Earl, Pennsylvania, circa 1860. $400 to $600.
  • <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
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