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Auction Report
Auction Date
01/21/2021 - 01/21/2021
Page Size: 255 items in 11 pages

Lot NumberAuthor NameBook TitlePlace PrintedYear PublishedEstimateActual Price

Three volumes of poetry from Abattoir Editions

OmahaVarious datesUSD 300.00 - 500.00USD 192.00

The Fables of Aesop as first printed by William Caxton in 1484 with those of Avian, Alfonso and Poggio...

London1889USD 400.00 - 600.00USD 720.00
3Johnston, Alastair, compiler

A Bibliography of the Auerhahn Press [with] The Hotel Wentley Poems

Berkeley[1976]; 1958USD 300.00 - 500.00Not Sold
4Catich, Edward M.

Letters Redrawn from the Trajan Inscription in Rome

Davenport, IANo dateUSD 200.00 - 300.00USD 132.00
5Hamill, Sam et al.

Portfolio 1984 [with] The Loom

Port Townsend, WA1984; [1975]USD 200.00 - 300.00USD 132.00
6Hamill, Sam

Four volumes by Sam Hamill from his Copper Canyon Press

Denver; Port TownsendVarious datesUSD 400.00 - 600.00Not Sold
7Cowper, William

An Account of the Treatment of his Hares: May 28, 1784

Iowa City[1964]USD 200.00 - 300.00USD 120.00
8Blackmur, R.P.

The Good European and Other Poems

Cummington, MA1947USD 200.00 - 300.00USD 120.00
9Maxwell, William

Five Tales

Omaha1988USD 200.00 - 300.00USD 120.00
10Wilbur, Richarrd; Louise Bogan

Two volumes from Harry Duncan's The Cummington Press

Omaha1987; 1991USD 200.00 - 300.00Not Sold
11Keats, John; Francis Bacon

The Poems of John Keats [with] Of Truth, Beautye, and Goodnesse

New York; Chelsea1904 ; 1926USD 300.00 - 500.00Not Sold
12Hunter, Dard

Paper-Making in the Classroom

Peoria, IL[1931]USD 200.00 - 300.00Not Sold

Untrimmed proof signatures from Kelmscott's Keats and Shelley

London1894-1895USD 200.00 - 300.00USD 510.00
14Gunn, Thom

Unsought Intimacies: Poems of 1991

Berkeley1993USD 200.00 - 300.00USD 204.00
15Augustine of Hippo

The Confessions of Saint Augustine

Ipswich1962USD 200.00 - 300.00USD 120.00

The Discourses and Manual of Epictetus

Berne, Switzerland1966USD 200.00 - 300.00USD 120.00
17[Franklin, Benjamin]

Poor Richard: the Almanacks for the Years 1733-1758

[Philadelphia]1964USD 200.00 - 300.00USD 216.00
18Grimm, Brothers

Grimm's Fairy Tales

New York1962USD 300.00 - 500.00USD 300.00
19Lewis, Meriwether and William Clark

The Journals of the Expedition under the Command of Capts. Lewis and Clark...

New York1962USD 200.00 - 300.00USD 132.00
20Melville, Herman & Nathaniel Hawthorne

Three novels from the Limited Editions Club

New YorkVarious datesUSD 200.00 - 300.00USD 144.00

Metamorphoses: In Fifteen Books

Verona1958USD 200.00 - 300.00USD 300.00
22Paine, Thomas

Rights of Man

Lunenburg, Vermont1961USD 200.00 - 300.00USD 120.00

The Trial and Death of Socrates

Verona1962USD 200.00 - 300.00USD 120.00

Quarto-Millenary: The First 250 Publications and the First 25 Years, 1929-1954, of the Limited Editions Club

New York1959USD 200.00 - 300.00USD 120.00
25Vasari, Giorgio

Lives of the Most Eminent Painters

Verona1966USD 200.00 - 300.00USD 120.00
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Collection of a Connoisseur:<br>History in Manuscript, Part 2<br>27 April 2021</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, through Apr. 27:</b><br>Ronald Reagan. Series of 37 letters to Senator George Murphy, and related material, 1968-90. £50,000 to £70,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, through Apr. 27:</b><br>Chaim Weizmann. Autograph letter signed, to General Sir Gilbert Clayton, 6 September 1918. £20,000 to £30,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, through Apr. 27:</b><br>Sir Winston Churchill. Autograph letter signed, to Pamela, Lady Lytton, 1942. £20,000 to $30,000.
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Collection of a Connoisseur:<br>History in Manuscript, Part 2<br>27 April 2021</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, through Apr. 27:</b><br>Oscar Wilde. Five autograph letters signed, to Alsager Vian, 1887. £15,000 to £20,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, through Apr. 27:</b><br>Napoleon I. Letter signed to Admiral Ganteaume, ordering the invasion of England, 22 August 1805. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, through Apr. 27:</b><br>Horatio, Viscount Nelson, and Emma Hamilton. Two autograph letter signed, to Catherine and George Matcham, 1805. £6,000 to £8,000.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 15:</b> Frances Palmer, <i>Battle of Buena Vista,</i> chromolithograph, New York, 1847. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 15:</b> Antonio Colmenero de Ledesma, the earliest publication concerned solely with chocolate, first edition, Madrid, 1631. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 15:</b> Romans Bernard, <i>An Exact View of the Late Battle at Charlestown, June 17th, 1775,</i> engraving, 1776. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 15:</b> <i>A Short Narrative of the Horrid Massacre in Boston,</i> English edition, London, 1770. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 15:</b> William Soule, <i>Lodge of the Plains Indians,</i> albumen print, 1872. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 15:</b> Manuscript document to enforce New York’s “Agreement of Non-Importation” during the heyday of the Sons of Liberty, New York, 1769. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 15:</b> Clarence Mackenzie, <i>Drummer Boy of the 13th Regiment of Brooklyn,</i> salt print with applied color, 1861. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 15:</b> Moses Lopez, <i>A Lunar Calendar,</i> first Jewish calendar published in America, Newport, RI, 1806. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 15:</b><br>The Book of Mormon, first edition, Palmyra, 1830. $30,000 to $40,000.
  • <center><b>Gonnelli Auction House<br>Books and Graphics<br>19th, 20th and 21st April 2021</b>
    <b><center>Gonnelli: Apr. 19-21<br>Books from XVI to XX Century</b>
    <b><center>Gonnelli: Apr. 20<br>Atlases and Maps</b
    <b><center>Gonnelli: Apr. 21<br> Veneto and Venice, a Selection of Books from the XVI to XX century</b>
    <b><center>Gonnelli: Apr. 20<br></b>Rossini Gioachino, Baguette de chef d'orchestre appartenuta a Gioachino Rossini, dono del Comune di Passy. 1500 €
    <b><center>Gonnelli: Apr. 21<br></b>Manetti Saverio, Storia naturale degli uccelli trattata con metodo. Cinque volumi. 1767. 18.000 €
    <b><center>Gonnelli: Apr. 21<br></b>Poe Edgar Allan, Double assassinat dans la rue morgue. Illustrations de Cura. 1946.
    <b><center>Gonnelli: Apr. 19-21<br>Books from XVI to XX Century</b>
  • <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 54. Fanciful engraving of earth's interior with magma core and errupting volcanoes (1682). $1500 to $1800.
    <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 165. Rare state of Jefferys' influential map of New England in contemporary color (1755). $8000 to $9500.
    <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 177. Mouzon's foundation map of the Carolinas (1775). $10000 to $13000.
    <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 183. Very rare first state of De Fer's map of the Lower Mississippi Valley (1715). $20000 to $25000.
    <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 253. Scarce Scottish edition based on Ellicott's plan of Washington, D.C. (1796). $2400 to $3000.
    <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 313. Stunning view of Philadelphia by John Bachmann (1850). $3250 to $4250.
    <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 338. Rare Civil War map based on Bucholtz map of Virginia (1862). $9500 to $12000.
    <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 667. First map to accurately show Luzon in Philippines (1590). $6000 to $7500.
    <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 682. Rare map of Shanghai International Settlement published just after WWI (1918). $7000 to $9000.
    <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 738. Coronelli's superb map of the Pacific showing the Island of California (1697) Est. $2400 - $3000
    <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 743. A cornerstone piece in the mapping of Australia and New Zealand (1726) Est. $6000 - $7500
    <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 781. An uncommon signature during Jefferson's Governorship of Virginia (1779) Est. $9500 - $11000
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