Sothebys: Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including Americana - online 6/12, N11496, New York

Auction Details

Auction Report
Auction Date
June 26, 2024 - June 26, 2024
Page Size: 204 items in 9 pages

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Place Printed Year Published Estimate Actual Price

Declaration of the Anti-Slavery Convention. Assembled in Philadelphia, December 4, 1833.

Philadelphia USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 5,040.00
1002 Allen, John Fisk

Victoria Regia; or the Great Water Lily of America. With a brief account of its discovery and introduction into cultivation: with illustrations by William Sharp, from specimens grown at Salem, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

Boston 1854 USD 20,000.00 - 30,000.00 Not Sold

Regarding the State of the English Nation, in the Year 1778.

Netherlands circa 1780 USD 1,500.00 - 2,500.00 Not Sold
1004 Audubon, John James

The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America.

New York 1845-1846-1848-1851 USD 200,000.00 - 300,000.00 Not Sold
1005 [Behrens, Karl Friedrich] --- [Jacob Roggeveen]

Histoire de l'Expedition de Trois Vaisseaux aux Terres Australes en MCCCXXI.

The Hague 1739 USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 Not Sold
1006 Benzoni, Girolamo

Novae Novi Orbis Historiae, id st, Rerum ab Hispanis in India Occidentali Hactenus Gestarum...Libri Tres, Urbani Calvetonis Opera...ex Italicis...Latini facti...His ab eodem adjuncta est, de Gallorum in Floridam Expeditione, & Insigni Hispanorum in eos Sa

Geneva 1578 USD 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 USD 5,400.00
1007 Bernard, Sir Francis, and John North (surveyor)

Manuscript Map of the St. George Inlet and Lower St. George River in Maine.

Fort St. George i.e. present day Thomaston, Maine 1759 USD 12,000.00 - 18,000.00 Not Sold
1008 Bernard, Sir Francis, and Francis Miller (after surveys by John Small)

Manuscript Map of the Kennebec River in Maine, from its Mouth Extending to a Point North Approximately 100 Miles above Fort Western.

New England 1765 USD 20,000.00 - 30,000.00 Not Sold
1009 Bernard, Sir Francis, and Francis Miller, Surveyor

Manuscript Map on Vellum Depicting Colonial Governor of Massachusetts Sir Francis Bernard's Royal Land Grant of the Region of Coastal Maine on Either Side and Including Mt. Desert Island, and Inland as Far as the St. Lawrence River.

New England 1765 USD 200,000.00 - 250,000.00 Not Sold
1010 Bodmer, Karl (illustrator) --- Prince Maximilian zu Wied-Neuwied

Reise in das Innere Nord-America in den Jahren 1832 bis 1834.

Coblenz; Coblenz, Paris and London 1839-1841 (text) 1839-1841 (plates) USD 200,000.00 - 250,000.00 Not Sold
1011 Bodmer, Karl

Pehriska-Ruhpa. Moennitarri Warrior in the Costume of the Dog Danse. [Tab. 23].

Leipzig 1922 USD 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 USD 5,040.00
1012 Bradley, Abraham, Jr.

Map of the United States, Exhibiting the Post-Roads, the situations, connexions & distances of the Post-Offices, Stage Roads, Counties & Principal Rivers.

Philadelphia 1804 but 1812 USD 40,000.00 - 60,000.00 USD 33,600.00
1013 Brady, Mathew B. (photographer), Charles Edwards Lester (editor), Francis D'Avignon (lithographer), and Spiridione Gambardella (artist)

The Gallery of Illustrious Americans, Containing the Portraits and Biographical Sketches of Twenty-four of the Most Eminent Citizens of the American Republic, Since the Death of Washington.

New York 1850 USD 12,000.00 - 18,000.00 Not Sold
1014 Brown, William Henry

Portrait Gallery of Distinguished American Citizens, with biographical sketches.

Hartford 1846 USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 Not Sold
1015 Bry, Theodor de

Brevis Narratio eorum quae in florida Americae provi[n]cia Gallis acciderunt...quae est seconda pars Americae.

Frankfurt 1591 USD 15,000.00 - 25,000.00 USD 14,400.00
1016 Carey, Mathew (editor and publisher)

The American Museum or Repository of Ancient and Modern Fugitives Pieces, &c. Prose and Poetical ... [title changed to "The American Museum, or, Universal Magazine" in January 1790]. Vols. I-XII.

Philadelphia January 1787-December 1792 with collective 1798 titles USD 30,000.00 - 40,000.00 Not Sold
1017 Carey, Mathew

Carey's General Atlas.

Philadelphia 1800 USD 20,000.00 - 30,000.00 Not Sold
1018 Carey, Mathew

Carey's American Atlas: Containing Twenty Maps and One Chart.

Philadelphia 1805 USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00 USD 13,200.00
1019 Chasseriau, Benoit

An extensive and remarkable archive of papers, manuscript and printed, by and relating to the French diplomat and spy Benoit Chasseriau (1780--1844), whose life reads like swashbuckling fiction: patriotic combatant during Colombia's war of independence; M

USD 400,000.00 - 600,000.00 Not Sold
1020 Chaves, Hieronymo de

Chronographia o reportorio de los tiempos el mas copioso y preciso que hasta ahora ha salido a luz.

Seville 1561 USD 12,000.00 - 18,000.00 Not Sold
1021 John W. Taylor (photographer)

Album containing 154 albumen photographs of Chicago, including important capturing architecture, preparations for the 1893 World's fair, the stockyards as described by Upton Sinclair, and more.

Chicago circa 1890 USD 15,000.00 - 20,000.00 Not Sold
1022 Read, Joseph Corson

Southern Mississippi and Alabama Showing the Approaches to Mobile.

Washington 1863 USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 Not Sold

The State of South Carolina. At a convention of the people of the State...An ordinance to dissolve the Union between the State of South Carolina and the other States...under the Compact entitled 'The Constitution of the United States of America'....done a

Charleston USD 30,000.00 - 40,000.00 USD 31,200.00

Connecticut. The Moheagan [sic] Indians Against the Governor and Company of Connecticut and others. [docket headline].

London? circa 1770 USD 14,000.00 - 18,000.00 USD 13,200.00
1025 [Continental Congress]

Journal of the Proceedings of the Congress, held at Philadelphia, September 5, 1774.

Philadelphia 1774 USD 30,000.00 - 40,000.00 Not Sold
  • Fonsie Mealy’s
    Summer Rare Book
    & Collectors’ Sale
    July 30-31, 2024
    Fonsie Mealy’s, July 30-31: U.S. / European Shipping Archive 1800-1814. The Widow Bermingham & Sons Collection. €7,000 to €10,000.
    Fonsie Mealy’s, July 30-31: Bunreacht na hÉireann. Constitution of Ireland. An important copy of the First Printing of De Valera’s new Constitution, approved in 1938. Signed by the Constitution Cabinet. €7,000 to €9,000.
    Fonsie Mealy’s, July 30-31: A Rare Complete Run of the Cuala Press Broadsides. €7,000 to €9,000.
    Fonsie Mealy’s
    Summer Rare Book
    & Collectors’ Sale
    July 30-31, 2024
    Fonsie Mealy’s, July 30-31: Grose (Francis). The Antiquities of Ireland, 2vols. folio London (for S. Hooper) 1791. Magnificent Hand-Coloured Copy - Only 25 Copies. €3,000 to €5,000.
    Fonsie Mealy’s, July 30-31: Cantillon (Richard). Essai sur la Nature du Commerce en General, Traduit de l'Anglois, Sm. 8vo London (Fletcher Gyles) 1756. €3,000 to €4,000.
    Fonsie Mealy’s, July 30-31: Gregory, (Lady Augusta). Spreading the News: The Rising of the Moon: The Poorhouse (with Douglas Hyde). Being Vol. IX of the Abbey Theatre Series. €3,000 to €4,000.
    Fonsie Mealy’s
    Summer Rare Book
    & Collectors’ Sale
    July 30-31, 2024
    Fonsie Mealy’s, July 30-31: Lavery (Lady Hazel). A moving series of three A.L.S. and a Telegram to Gen. Eoin O'Duffy, July-August 1927, expressing her grief at the death of Kevin O'Higgins. €3,000 to €4,000.
    Fonsie Mealy’s, July 30-31: Dampier (Wm.) Nouveau Voyage Autour du Monde, ou l'on descrit en particulier l'Isthme de l'Amerique…, 2 vols. in one, Amsterdam, 1698. €800 to €1,200.
    Fonsie Mealy’s, July 30-31: Howell (James). Instructions for Forreine Travel Shewing by what Cours, and in what Compasse of Time…, London, 1642. €800 to €1,200.
    Fonsie Mealy’s
    Summer Rare Book
    & Collectors’ Sale
    July 30-31, 2024
    Fonsie Mealy’s, July 30-31: Rowling (J.K.) Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, 8vo, L. (Bloomsbury) 1999, First Edn., First Printing of Deluxe Collectors Edn. Signed. €800 to €1,200.
    Fonsie Mealy’s, July 30-31: James (Wm.) A Full and Correct Account of the Military Occurrences of The Late War Between Great Britain and The United States of America. 2 vols. Lond. 1818. €650 to €900.
    Fonsie Mealy’s, July 30-31: The Laws of the United States, Published by Authority, 3 vols. Philadelphia (Richard Folwell) 1796. €600 to €800.
  • Sotheby’s, July 11: Galileo, Document annotated and signed by Galileo, dated Padua, 1595. £500,000 to £700,000.
  • Bonhams, July 15-25: THE AUTOGRAPH COLLECTION OF ISRAEL WITKOWER. $8,000 - $12,000
    Bonhams, July 15-25: GEORGE WASHINGTON SIGNED DISCHARGE. June 9, 1783. $8,000 - $12,000
    Bonhams, July 15-25: "Shhhhh!" A DAVID SHANNON ILLUSTRATION FROM DAVID GETS IN TROUBLE. $2,500 - $3,500
    Bonhams, July 15-25: PICASSO, PABLO. Le Carmen des Carmen. Paris, 1964. $2,000 - $3,000
    Bonhams, July 15-25: KARA WALKER SILHOUETTES FOR TONI MORRISON'S FIVE POEMS. $2,000 - $3,000
    Bonhams, July 15-25: FIRST APPEARANCE OF PINOCCHIO IN ENGLISH. COLLODI, CARLO.New York, 1892. $2,000 - $3,000
    Bonhams, July 15-25: BONAPARTE, JOSEPHINE. Autograph Note (unsigned) in French. $1,000 - $1,500
    Bonhams, July 15-25: FROST ON MATTHEW ARNOLD.Autograph Letter Signed to Adams, July 27, 1934. $800 - $1,200
    Bonhams, July 15-25: ELIAS BOUDINOT'S COPY OF BARLOW'S COLUMBIAN EPIC. $800 - $1,200
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