Sothebys: Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including Americana - Part 1, N11123, New York

Auction Details

Auction Report
Auction Date
07/21/2022 - 07/21/2022
Page Size: 13 items in 1 pages

Lot NumberAuthor NameBook TitlePlace PrintedYear PublishedEstimateActual Price

Book of Hours | The Astor Book of Hours

[France (probably Paris), early 16th centuryUSD 250,000.00 - 350,000.00Not Sold
1002Shakespeare, William

Shakespeare, William | The First Folio

London1623USD 1,500,000.00 - 2,500,000.00USD 2,470,000.00

Bible in English | A spectacular association copy of the first edition of the Geneva Bible

Geneva; Cambridge1560USD 120,000.00 - 180,000.00Not Sold

A Previously Unrecorded Copy of the Official Massachusetts printing of the Declaration of Independence | "these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be, Free and Independent States"

Salem, Massachusetts-Bay1776USD 1,500,000.00 - 1,800,000.00USD 2,228,000.00

The United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights | An official record of Virginia's ratification, containing the nucleus of the Bill of Rights

1788USD 3,000,000.00 - 5,000,000.00USD 3,075,000.00

The United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights | The author of the Declaration of Independence witnesses the Ratification of the Bill of Rights

Philadelphia1792USD 1,000,000.00 - 2,000,000.00Not Sold
1007Austen, Jane

[Austen, Jane] | An important association copy of Austen's most beloved novel

London1813USD 100,000.00 - 150,000.00USD 126,000.00
1008[Browning], Elizabeth B. Barrett

[Browning], Elizabeth B. Barrett | "...the first utterances of my individuality."

n.p. circa 1835-1837USD 200,000.00 - 400,000.00USD 226,800.00
1009Dickens, Charles

Dickens, Charles | A remarkable presentation set of some of the author's best-loved novels

London1837-1857USD 100,000.00 - 150,000.00Not Sold
1010Darwin, Charles

Darwin, Charles | An exceptional copy of one of the greatest achievements of scientific discovery

London1859USD 250,000.00 - 300,000.00Not Sold
1011Fitzgerald, F. Scott

[Fitzgerald, F. Scott — The Great Gatsby] | “So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”

1924USD 150,000.00 - 250,000.00Not Sold
1012Hammett, Dashiell

Hammett, Dashiell | Typescript of this classic detective novel, with extensive annotations by the master of the genre

[Np, nd, but ca. 1929-1930]USD 100,000.00 - 150,000.00USD 113,400.00
1013Dylan, Bob

Dylan, Bob | Dylan plugs in

[ca. 1965]USD 600,000.00 - 800,000.00Not Sold
  • <center><b>Swann Auction Galleries<br>View Our Record Breaking Results</b>
    <b>Swann:</b> Scott Joplin, <i>Treemonisha: Opera in Three Acts,</i> New York, 1911. Sold March 24 — $40,000.
    <b>Swann:</b> Louisa May Alcott, autograph letter signed, 1868. Sold June 2 — $23,750.
    <b>Swann:</b> Anne Bradstreet, <i>Several Poems Compiled with Great Variety of Wit and Learning, full of Delight,</i> Boston, 1758. Sold June 2 — $21,250.
    <b>Swann:</b> William Shakespeare, <i>Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies. Published according to the true Originall Copies. The Second Impression,</i> London, 1632. Sold May 5 — $161,000.
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    <b>Swann:</b> John Bachmann, <i>Panorama of the Seat of War,</i> New York, 1861-62. Sold June 23 — $35,000.
    <b>Swann:</b> Charlotte Bronte, <i>Jane Eyre,</i> first edition, London, 1847. Sold June 16 — $23,750.
    <b>Swann:</b> Elihu Vedder, <i>Simple Simon, His Book,</i> 1913. Sold June 9 — $12,350.
    <b>Swann:</b> Frederick Catherwood, <i>Views of Ancient Monuments in Central America, Chiapas and Yucatan,</i> London, 1844. Sold April 7 — $37,500.
  • <center><b>University Archives<br>Rare Autographs, Manuscripts & Books<br>August 17, 2022</b>
    <b>University Archives, Aug. 17:</b> George Washington ADS, One of the Earliest in His Hand, A Survey from 1752, the Same Year He Inherited Mount Vernon.
    <b>University Archives, Aug. 17:</b> Rare JFK Signed Check & Transmittal Letter During Campaign for 1956 VP Nomination, Both BAS Slabbed; Possibly A Unique Combo!
    <b>University Archives, Aug. 17:</b> Daniel Boone Signed Receipt as VA Delegate; During His 1st of 3 Terms, Boone Was Kidnapped by British Forces Gunning for Gov. T. Jefferson & Other Legislators.
    <center><b>University Archives<br>Rare Autographs, Manuscripts & Books<br>August 17, 2022</b>
    <b>University Archives, Aug. 17:</b> Benjamin Franklin Signed Receipt for “Pennsylvania Gazette,” Important & Beautifully Displayed
    <b>University Archives, Aug. 17:</b> Lincoln & His Civil War Cabinet: 8 Signatures, Beautifully Presented!
    <b>University Archives, Aug. 17:</b> G.A. Custer ALS from Fort Lincoln, Dakota Territory to Capt. Yates, Who Also Died at Little Bighorn, Re: Acquiring “good horses” from Kentucky for 7th Cavalry.
    <center><b>University Archives<br>Rare Autographs, Manuscripts & Books<br>August 17, 2022</b>
    <b>University Archives, Aug. 17:</b> Jefferson Davis ALS: “the negroes are humble and generally inclined to cling to their masters…neither crop or stock could be protected from their thieving” – Incredible!
    <b>University Archives, Aug. 17:</b> Lee Harvey Oswald Signed Letter: “if we finally get back to the states…maybe we’ll…settle in Texas,” Warren Commission Exhibit.
    <b>University Archives, Aug. 17:</b> Babe Ruth First Edition Biography Signed Just Months Before His Death, Excellent Signature!
    <center><b>University Archives<br>Rare Autographs, Manuscripts & Books<br>August 17, 2022</b>
    <b>University Archives, Aug. 17:</b> “B Arnold” ANS on Pre-Revolutionary War Promissory Note Dating From His Days as a New Haven Merchant
    <b>University Archives, Aug. 17:</b> Bob Dylan Signed LP “Blonde on Blonde” with Jeff Rosen COA.
    <b>University Archives, Aug. 17:</b> Marilyn Monroe & Joe DiMaggio Signed Checks, Handsomely Displayed.
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