• Bonhams: FREDERICK DOUGLASS RETURNS TO AMERICA A FREE MAN. Sold for $353,175.
    Bonhams: TORTILLA FLAT INSCRIBED TO STEINBECK'S LITTLE SISTER, MARY. Sold for $57,600.
    Bonhams: A FRAGMENT OF THE ORIGINAL DRAFT OF OF MICE AND MEN, EATEN BY THE DOG. Sold for $12,800.
    Bonhams: KEPLER INVESTIGATES PLANETARY MOTION. Sold for $1,008,375.
    Bonhams: AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT DRAFT LEAF FROM DARWIN'S DESCENT OF MAN, SIGNED BY DARWIN AT THE FOOT. Sold for $239,775.
    Bonhams: AUDOBON, JOHN JAMES. 1785-1851. THE BIRDS OF AMERICA. Sold for $32,000.
    Bonhams: FRANKLIN, BENJAMIN (1706-1790). AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED. Sold for $38,175.
    Bonhams: MILNE, A.A. (1882-1956). BOXED SET OF 4 CHILDREN'S BOOKS. Sold for $20,480.
  • Forum Auctions
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    Books and Works on Paper
    Ending 13th December 2023
    Forum, Dec. 13: Ackermann (Rudolph) [Views of Country Seats...], 146 hand-coloured aquatints from 'Repository of Arts’. £1,000 to £1,500.
    Forum, Dec. 13: Campbell (Colen) & others. Vitruvius Britannicus, or The British Architect..., 5 vol., [1751-1819]. £7,000 to £10,000.
    Forum, Dec. 13: Austen (Jane). The Novels, 12 vol., Edinburgh, John Grant, 1911. £1,500 to £2,000.
    Forum, Dec. 13: Murder broadside.- Horrid and barbarous murder of a female by cutting off her head, arms, and legs,… £200 to £300.
  • CHRISTIE’S
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    13 December
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    Christie’s, Explore now
    TREW, Christoph Jacob (1695–1769). Plantae Selectae quarum imagines ad exemplaria naturalia Londini in hortus curiosorum. [Nuremberg: 1750–1773]. £30,000–40,000
    Christie’s, Explore now
    VERBIEST, Ferdinand (1623–88). Liber Organicus Astronomiae Europaeae apud Sinas restituate. [Beijing: Board of Astronomy, 1674]. £250,000–350,000
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    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF ALICE & NIKOLAUS HARNONCOURT. Master of Jean Rolin (active 1445–65). Book of Hours, use of Paris, in Latin and French, [Paris, c.1450–1460]. £120,000–180,000
    Christie’s, Explore now
    A SILVER MICROSCOPE. Probably by Antoni van Leeuwenhoek (1632–1723), c.1700. £150,000–250,000
    Christie’s, Explore now
    AN ENGLISH HORARY QUADRANT
    C.1311. £100,000–150,000
  • Sotheby’s
    Important Modern Literature from the Library of an American Filmmaker
    8 December 2023
    Sotheby’s, Dec. 8: Kerouac, Jack. Typescript scroll of The Dharma Bums. Typed by Kerouac in Orlando, Florida, 1957, published by Viking in 1958. 300,000 - 500,000 USD
    Sotheby’s, Dec. 8: Hemingway, Ernest. The autograph manuscript of "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber." [Key West, finished April 1936]. 300,000 - 500,000 USD
    Sotheby’s, Dec. 8: Miller, Henry. Typescript of The Last Book, a working title for Tropic of Cancer, written circa 1931–1932. 100,000 - 150,000 USD
    Sotheby’s, Dec. 8: Ruscha, Ed. Twentysix Gasoline Stations, with a lengthy inscription to Joe Goode. 40,000 - 60,000 USD
    Sotheby’s, Dec. 8: Hemingway, Ernest. in our time, first edition of Hemingway’s second book. 30,000 - 50,000 USD

Swann Galleries: Fine Photographs, 2647, New York

Auction Details

Auction Report
Auction Date
October 05, 2023 - October 05, 2023
Page Size: 316 items in 13 pages

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Place Printed Year Published Estimate Actual Price
1 JULIA MARGARET CAMERON (1815-1879)

Julia Margaret Cameron: The Complete Photographs

1868 USD 6,000.00 - 9,000.00 USD 32,500.00
2 EADWEARD MUYBRIDGE (1830-1904)

Movements, Female, Lifting 30-lb basket from ground to head, turning

1887 USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 1,375.00
3 THOMAS H. JOHNSON (active 1860s)

Breaker at Dickson, the Delaware and Hudson Canal Company.

Circa 1863-65 USD 5,000.00 - 7,500.00 USD 6,750.00
4 WILLIAM T. PURVIANCE (active 1860s-70s)

Susquehanna Bridge, Near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Railroad Scenery.

Circa 1870 USD 2,500.00 - 3,500.00 USD 2,750.00
5 (EARLY CHINESE PHOTOGRAPHY)

A group of five Canton photographs of ships on the Pearl River.

1858-60 (3) and 1870-80 (2) USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 Not Sold
6 WILLIAM HENRY JACKSON (1843-1942)

William Henry Jackson Picture Maker of the Old West

1870s USD 5,000.00 - 7,500.00 Not Sold
7 HENRI HAMILTON BENNETT (1843-1908)

The Wisconsin Dells.

Circa 1880s USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 USD 1,125.00
8 (ASTRONOMY--EARLY PHOTOGRAPHY)

The Moon, August 21st, 1888 - From negatives made with the Great Telescope of the Lick Observatory.

1888 USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 USD 813.00
9 (CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA)

A dissembled album from South Africa with 23 photographs.

Circa 1890s USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 USD 625.00
10 WILLIAM HENRY JACKSON (1843-1942)

The North Dome, Royal Arches, and Washington Column / The South Dome Yosemite.

Circa 1889 USD 6,000.00 - 9,000.00 USD 18,750.00
11 WILLIAM PRYOR FLOYD (1834-circa 1900)

History of Photography in China, Western Photographers 1861-1879

Circa 1868-70 USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 Not Sold
12 JAMES J. WILLIAMS (1853-1926)

An album with 24 photographs of Hawaii, including Princess Kaiulani, surfers, landscapes, cityscapes, agricultural scenes, and more.

1890s USD 2,500.00 - 3,500.00 USD 7,500.00
13 AFONG (circa 1859-1941)

Sedan chair and rickshaw.

Circa 1890 USD 400.00 - 600.00 USD 375.00
14 ÉMILE GSELL (1838-1879)

An album titled Ruines d'Ang-Cor, Cambodge.

1866 USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 Not Sold
15 An impressive travel album with more than 100 scenes from Egypt, Greece, the Ottoman Empire (Turkey), and Jerusalem.

An impressive travel album with more than 100 scenes from Egypt, Greece, the Ottoman Empire (Turkey), and Jerusalem.

USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 1,875.00
16 EDWARD S. CURTIS (1868-1952)

The Vanishing Race.

1904 USD 6,000.00 - 9,000.00 USD 5,625.00
17 EDWARD S. CURTIS (1868-1952)

A Young Navajo.

1906 USD 3,000.00 - 4,500.00 USD 2,000.00
18 EDWARD S. CURTIS (1868-1952)

Son of the Desert.

1907 USD 5,000.00 - 7,500.00 USD 3,250.00
19 EDWARD S. CURTIS (1868-1952)

Mountain Sheep Hunter, Sioux.

1908 USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 USD 938.00
20 The North American Indian. Volume III.

The North American Indian. Volume III.

(Cambridge, MA): 1908 USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD 16,250.00
21 The North American Indian. Volume IV.

The North American Indian. Volume IV.

(Cambridge, MA): 1909 USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD 16,250.00
22 MARTÍN CHAMBI (1891-1973)

A selection of 16 photographs, including indigenous figures, alpaca, and architectural studies.

1920s-40s USD 5,000.00 - 7,500.00 Not Sold
23 A group of four photographs documenting African American sharecroppers cotton picking (2) and its packing and storage (2).

A group of four photographs documenting African American sharecroppers cotton picking (2) and its packing and storage (2).

USD 800.00 - 1,000.00 USD 813.00
24 Photographs from the Collection of the Gilman Paper Company.

Photographs from the Collection of the Gilman Paper Company.

[Verona]: 1985 USD 2,500.00 - 3,500.00 USD 4,000.00
25 EUGÈNE ATGET (1857-1927)

Terrace Staircase, Parc de St. Cloud.

Circa 1904 USD 5,000.00 - 7,500.00 Not Sold
  • Fonsie Mealy’s, Dec. 12-13: Roberts (David) & Croly (George). The Holy Land, Syria, Idumae, Arabia, Egypt and Nubia. Lond. 1842 - 1843 [-49]. First Edn. €10,000 to €15,000.
    Fonsie Mealy’s, Dec. 12-13: Incunabula: O'Fihily (Maurice). Duns Scotus Joannes: O'Fihely, Maurice Abp… Venice, 20th November 1497. €8,000 to €12,000.
    Fonsie Mealy’s, Dec. 12-13: An important file of documents with provenance to G.A. Newsom, manager of the Jacob’s Factory in Dublin, occupied by insurgents during Easter Week 1916. €6,000 to €9,000.
    Fonsie Mealy’s, Dec. 12-13: WILDE (Oscar), 1854-1900, playwright, aesthete and wit. A lock of Wilde’s Hair, presented by his son to the distinguished Irish actor Mícheál MacLiammóir. €6,000 to €8,000.
    Fonsie Mealy’s, Dec. 12-13: Heaney (Seamus). Bog Poems, London, 1975. Special Limited Edition, No. 33 of 150 Copies, Signed by Author. Illus. by Barrie Cooke. €4,000 to €6,000.
    Fonsie Mealy’s, Dec. 12-13: Binding: Burke, Thomas O.P. (de Burgo). Hibernia Dominicana, Sive Historia Provinciae Hiberniae Ordinis Praedicatorum, ... 1762. First Edition. €4,000 to €6,000.
    Fonsie Mealy’s, Dec. 12-13: COLLINS, Michael. An important TL, 29 July 1922, addressed to GOVERNMENT on ‘suggested Proclamation warning all concerned that troops have orders to shoot prisoners found sniping, ambushing etc.’. €3,000 to €4,000.
    Fonsie Mealy’s, Dec. 12-13: Scott Fitzgerald (F.) The Great Gatsby, New York (Charles Scribner's Sons) 1925, First Edn. €2,000 to €3,000.
    Fonsie Mealy’s, Dec. 12-13: Yeats (W.B.) The Poems of W.B. Yeats, 2 vols. Lond. (MacMillan & Co.) 1949. Limited Edition, No. 46 of 375 Copies Only, Signed by W.B. Yeats. €1,500 to €2,000.
    Fonsie Mealy’s, Dec. 12-13: Miller (William) Publisher. The Costume of the Russian Empire, Description in English and French, Lg. folio London (S. Gosnell) 1803. First Edn. €1,000 to €1,500.
    Fonsie Mealy’s, Dec. 12-13: Miller (William) Publisher. The Costume of Turkey, Illustrated by a Series of Engravings. Lg. folio Lond.(T. Bensley) 1802. First Edn. €800 to €1,200.
    Fonsie Mealy’s, Dec. 12-13: Mason (Geo. Henry). The Costume of China, Illustrated with Sixty Engravings. Lg. folio London (for W. Miller) 1800. First Edn. €1,400 to €1,800
  • Dominic Winter Auctioneers
    December 13/14
    Printed Books, Maps & Original Art, Modern First Editions & Illustrated Books
    Dominic Winter, Dec. 13/14: Fleming (Ian). Dr. No, 1958; You Only Live Twice, 1964, 1st editions, presentation copies. £20,000-30,000
    Dominic Winter, Dec. 13/14: Doyle (Arthur Conan). The Sign of Four, 1st edition, 1890. £5,000-8,000
    Dominic Winter, Dec. 13/14: Huxley (Aldous). Brave New World, 1st edition, London: Chatto & Windus, 1932. £3,000-5,000
    Dominic Winter Auctioneers
    December 13/14
    Printed Books, Maps & Original Art, Modern First Editions & Illustrated Books
    Dominic Winter, Dec. 13/14: Stenbock (Eric Stanislaus). The Shadow of Death, 1st edition, 1893. £2,000-3,000
    Dominic Winter, Dec. 13/14: Tolkien (J. R. R.). The Lord of the Rings, 1st one volume edition, signed, 1968. £3,000-5,000
    Dominic Winter, Dec. 13/14: Orwell (George). Animal Farm, 1st edition, London: Secker & Warburg, 1945. £2,000-3,000
    Dominic Winter Auctioneers
    December 13/14
    Printed Books, Maps & Original Art, Modern First Editions & Illustrated Books
    Dominic Winter, Dec. 13/14: Cunard (Nancy, editor). Negro, Anthology made by Nancy Cunard, 1st edition, 1934. £2,000-3,000
    Dominic Winter, Dec. 13/14: Table Game. [The Little Artist Magic Painter, Austria], circa 1775. £1,000-1,500
    Dominic Winter, Dec. 13/14: Kirnig (Paul, 1891-1955). Austria, Vienna: Christophe Reisser's Söhne, c. 1930. £700-1,000
    Dominic Winter Auctioneers
    December 13/14
    Printed Books, Maps & Original Art, Modern First Editions & Illustrated Books
    Dominic Winter, Dec. 13/14: A collection of letters including from T. S. Eliot, Siegfried Sassoon, Bertrand Russell, Aldous Huxley et al, from the Lady Ottoline Morrell collection. £700-1,000.
    Dominic Winter, Dec. 13/14: The Gentleman's Magazine, or Monthly Intelligencer. 175 volumes, 1731-1844. £2,000-3,000
    Dominic Winter, Dec. 13/14: Mont Blanc peepshow. Mr Albert Smith's Ascent of Mont Blanc in Miniature, 1854. £1,500-2,000
  • Swannm Dec. 14: Lot 2:
    John Ford Clymer, U.S. Troops' Triumphant Return to New York Harbor, oil on canvas, circa 1944.
    Swannm Dec. 14: Lot 44:
    Edward Gorey, Illustration of cover and spine for Fonthill, a Comedy by Aubrey Menen, pen and ink, 1973.
    Swannm Dec. 14: Lot 50:
    Harrison Cady, frontispiece for Buster Bear's Twins by Thornton W. Burgess, watercolor and ink, 1921.
    Swannm Dec. 14: Lot 54:
    Ludwig Bemelmans, Pepito, portrait of Pepito from the Madeline book series, mixed media.
    Swannm Dec. 14: Lot 79:
    Gluyas Williams, Fellow Citizens Observation Platform, pen and ink, cartoon published in The New Yorker, March 11, 1933.
    Swannm Dec. 14: Lot 86:
    Thomas Nast, Victory, – for the moment, political cartoon, pen and ink, 1884.
    Swannm Dec. 14: Lot 91:
    Mischa Richter, Lot of 10 cartoons for Field Publications, ink and pencil, circa 1940.
    Swannm Dec. 14: Lot 111:
    Arthur Getz, Sledding In Central Park, casein tempera on canvas, cover of The New Yorker, February 26, 1955.
    Swannm Dec. 14: Lot 124:
    Richard Erdoes, Map of Boston, illustration for unknown children's magazine, gouache on board, circa 1960.
    Swannm Dec. 14: Lot 155:
    Robert Fawcett, The old man looked him over carefully, gouache on board, published in The Saturday Evening Post, June 9, 1945.
    Swannm Dec. 14: Lot 170:
    Violet Oakley, Portrait of Woodrow Wilson, charcoal and pastel, circa 1918.
    Swannm Dec. 14: Lot 188:
    Robert J. Wildhack, Scribner's for March, 1907, mixed media.
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