Swann Galleries: Fine Books and Autographs, 2559, New York

Auction Details

Auction Report
Auction Date
02/25/2021 - 02/25/2021
Page Size: 269 items in 11 pages

Lot NumberAuthor NameBook TitlePlace PrintedYear PublishedEstimateActual Price

ADAMS, SAMUEL. Clipped Signature, on a fragment of a document,

Boston1790sUSD 700.00 - 1,000.00USD 1,235.00

ADAMS, SAMUEL. Partly-printed Document Signed, "S Adams," as Governor, ordering Treasurer Thomas Davis to pay

Boston1795USD 1,500.00 - 2,500.00USD 1,950.00

(AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) RUSH, BENJAMIN. Brief Autograph Letter Signed, "Benj'n Rush," to Captain James Hood:

Np1780USD 2,500.00 - 3,500.00Not Sold

BUTLER, BENJAMIN F. Typed Letter Signed, "Benj Butler," to his legal partner O.D. Barrett,

Boston1886USD 300.00 - 400.00Not Sold

GERRY, ELBRIDGE. Autograph Letter Signed, twice, to "Capt Edw'd Bowen,"

Marblehead1764USD 800.00 - 1,200.00USD 1,250.00

(MORMONS.) SMITH, JOSEPH. Document Signed, "Joseph Smith Mayor," an affidavit for Isaac P. Chase, certifying Chase's obligation to app

Nauvoo, IL1843USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00USD 11,250.00

(MORMONS.) YOUNG, BRIGHAM. Partly-printed Document Signed, as President of the Utah Central Railroad Company,

Salt Lake City1872USD 1,000.00 - 2,000.00USD 1,625.00

REED, JOSEPH. Autograph Letter Signed, "Jos: Reed," to Elbridge Gerry,

Philadelphia1784USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00USD 688.00

RUSH, BENJAMIN. Autograph Letter Signed, "Benj'n Rush," to Richard Renshaw,

Np1802USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00USD 2,375.00

SEWALL, STEPHEN. Document Signed, "Steph Sewall Cler[k]," bill for court costs

Salem1719USD 600.00 - 900.00USD 553.00

TRUXTUN, THOMAS. Partly-printed vellum Document Signed, twice, as Sheriff of Philadelphia,

Philadelphia1818USD 300.00 - 400.00Not Sold

WALTON, GEORGE. Document Signed, "GeoWalton," as GA Chief Justice, a warrant ordering the appearance of Thomas Galphin before the Super

Savannah1784USD 600.00 - 900.00Not Sold

WINSLOW, JOSIAH. Document Signed, "Jos: Winslow," bearing witness to Hannah [Holloway] Read's receipt of 8 pounds for a tract of land

Marshfield1673USD 1,000.00 - 2,000.00USD 1,375.00

(ALBUM--CAROLINE OF BRUNSWICK.) Group of 29 items Signed, Inscribed, or Signed and Inscribed, by figures associated with Caroline,

VpvdUSD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00USD 3,250.00

(ALBUM--WORLD WAR II.) Guest book from the American Eagle Club, London, containing dates and signatures by 17 visitors, mostly dignitar

London1941-1942USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00USD 1,375.00

ANTHONY, SUSAN B. Autograph Letter Signed, to William Van Benthuysen,

Rochester1900USD 1,000.00 - 2,000.00USD 2,375.00

(ASTRONAUTS.) MCCANDLESS II, BRUCE. Photograph Signed and Inscribed, "To Ed / With appreciation / & best wishes / Bruce McCandless II /

NpndUSD 300.00 - 400.00USD 375.00

(ASTRONAUTS.) MCCANDLESS II, BRUCE. Photograph Signed with holograph mission number ("STS-11 / 41-B"),

NpndUSD 300.00 - 400.00USD 375.00

(ASTRONAUTS.) MCCANDLESS II, BRUCE. Photograph Signed with holograph mission number ("STS-11 / 41-B"),

NpndUSD 300.00 - 400.00USD 375.00

BERNHARDT, SARAH. Photograph dated and Signed, cabinet card,

Np1922USD 500.00 - 750.00USD 1,063.00

CHAPLIN, CHARLIE. My Trip Abroad. Signed and Inscribed, with a small ink drawing, to cartoonist Milt Gross, on front free endpaper:

New York and London1922USD 3,500.00 - 5,000.00USD 6,750.00

DEAN, JAMES. Photograph Signed and Inscribed, "To Mrs. [Beulah] Roth / best wishes / James Dean,"

NpndUSD 7,000.00 - 10,000.00USD 8,750.00

DOUGLASS, FREDERICK. Autograph Letter Signed, to Sallie Holley ("Dear Sally"),

North Star' office Rochester1851USD 20,000.00 - 30,000.00USD 112,500.00

DUNCAN, ISADORA. Autograph Letter Signed, to Madame la Comtesse Godin de Lupé, in French,

NpndUSD 350.00 - 500.00USD 500.00

EINSTEIN, ALBERT. Autograph Manuscript, unsigned, in German, 11 lines of equations and three lines of text relating to a static field r

NpndUSD 10,000.00 - 20,000.00USD 7,000.00
  • <center><b>Doyle<br>Rare Books, Autographs & Maps<br>Timed auction, April 29</b>
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 1032. RATZER, BERNARD. Plan of the City of New York in North America, surveyed in the years 1766 & 1767. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 1011. [BROADSIDE]. Life, Last Words and Dying Confession, of Rachel Wall... $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 1055. BEATON, CECIL. Scrapbook prepared by Cecil Beaton over the period 1935-1944, with some later inclusions. $800 to $1,200.
    <center><b>Doyle<br>Rare Books, Autographs & Maps<br>Timed auction, April 29</b>
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 1051. ADDAMS, CHARLES. Original drawing "I hope the power doesn't go out until after Masterpiece Theatre." $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 1037. The Campaign Speeches of Nixon of Kennedy, inscribed to William Safire by Richard Nixon and secretarially for John Kennedy. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 1036. Celebration of the Commencement of Work on Rapid Transit Railroad. March 24th 1900, one o'clock, City Hall Park, New York. $200 to $300.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 1005. 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers signed baseball including Jackie Robinson. $3,000 to $5,000.
  • <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>Doyle<br>Stage & Screen<br>Auction April 28</b>
    <b>Doyle, Stage & Screen:</b> Lot 12. OKLAHOMA! Celeste Holm's vocal score for Oklahoma! inscribed by Richard Rodgers. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Doyle, Stage & Screen:</b> Lot 20. WILSON, DOOLEY. Fine inscribed photograph to Celeste Holm with Casablanca reference. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Doyle, Stage & Screen:</b> Lot 79. Original production script of the Broadway musical CATS with notes written by Claude Tessier. $600 to $900.
    <center><b>Doyle<br>Stage & Screen<br>Auction April 28</b>
    <b>Doyle, Stage & Screen:</b> Lot 139. STEPHEN SONDHEIM. Autographed musical manuscript signed for "Broadway Baby" from Follies. $500 to $800.
    <b>Doyle, Stage & Screen:</b> Lot 180.<br>Cecil Beaton. Headdress for Liza at the Ball, from My Fair Lady, circa 1962. $700 to $900.
    <b>Doyle, Stage & Screen:</b> Lot 177.<br>Cecil Beaton. Set Design for The Gainsborough Girls, 1951. $2,000 to $3,000.
  • <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
  • <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.
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