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Auction Name Manuscripts and Autographs - Books Total Sales (USD) 347,570.50
Auction Date 06/24/2020 - 06/24/2020 Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 253,490.00
Sale Number #62420 High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 304,325.00
Total Lots 276
Sold Lots 259 Low Estimate of All Lots (USD) 351,390.00
% of Lots Sold 93.84% High Estimate of All Lots (USD) 412,325.00
Unsold Lots 17 Total Sales as a % of High Est. 84.30%

Top twenty-five by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
169 A. Lincoln

A. Lincoln Fully Signed Whaling Ship's Papers - Fully Engrossed, Too - Quite Rare

August 8, 1864 USD 10,000.00 - 12,000.00 USD 15,000.00
265 George Washington

George Washington Franking Signature During the Revolutionary War -- From 25 September 1777 Just One Day Before the British Captured Philadelphia

September 25, 1777 USD 5,500.00 - 6,500.00 USD 13,750.00
34 Oliver Cromwell

Oliver Cromwell Important ALS from 1648 Regarding His Son's Matrimony, ''Mr. Maijor desired 400l. per annum of inheritance ... wherein I desired to be advised by my wife''

April 3, 1648 USD 8,000.00 - 9,000.00 USD 10,000.00
103 Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson Land Grant Signed as President, Countersigned by James Madison as Secretary of State

December 20, 1808 USD 4,500.00 - 5,000.00 USD 9,375.00
261

Andy Warhol's Personally Owned Iconic Polaroid Big Shot Camera W. Superb Provenance

Ca. 1970s USD 6,000.00 - 7,000.00 USD 9,375.00
224 Babe Ruth

Babe Ruth SIGNED, "The Babe Ruth Story", 1st/1st Printing in Vibrant Unfaded Jacket

Ca. 1948 USD 6,000.00 - 7,000.00 USD 8,750.00
116

John Kennedy Signed Oath Of Office, Unique! Ex. Forbes

n.d. USD 1,500.00 - 1,700.00 USD 7,500.00
145

Jack Kerouac's Personally Worn Modest Stainless Steel Rolex Wristwatch

Ca. 1962 USD 900.00 - 1,000.00 USD 7,500.00
165 Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln War-Dated DS, Great Signature!

February 27, 1863 USD 5,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 6,875.00
39 Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan Signed Album "The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan" with Jeff Rosen COA

n.d. USD 5,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 6,562.50
40 Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan "Bringing It All Back Home" with Jeff Rosen COA

1965 USD 5,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 6,562.50
27

Civil War Presentation Sword for a Jewish Soldier Who Championed African American Causes

May 28,1861 USD 2,000.00 - 2,400.00 USD 5,937.50
189

Gold Nobel Peace Prize, Unissued

Ca. 1980 USD 5,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 5,937.50
225 J. D. Salinger,

J. D. Salinger, 3 Great Items with Writing Content, One Signed in Full

April 1953-January 1954 USD 6,000.00 - 7,000.00 USD 5,937.50
3 Armstrong, Aldrin & Collins

Apollo XI Insurance Cover Signed by Armstrong, Aldrin & Collins, From Buzz Aldrin Family Space Collection

Ca. July 1969 USD 6,000.00 - 7,000.00 USD 5,625.00
41 Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan Signed Double Album "Blonde on Blonde" with Jeff Rosen COA

1966 USD 5,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 5,625.00
228 Mary Shelley

Mary Shelley Autograph Letter Signed During Her Travels Through Italy in 1843 -- Shelley Gives Thanks for Sending Letters Written by Her Late Husband, Percy Shelley

July 10, [1843] USD 6,000.00 - 7,000.00 USD 5,625.00
273 Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright Signed Huge Architectural Plans for His Last Usonian House

Ca. 1957 USD 8,000.00 - 9,000.00 USD 5,000.00
37 Walt Disney

Walt Disney Signed Copy of His Pioneering Animation Study, "The Art of Walt Disney," with Phil Sears COA

1942 USD 3,750.00 - 4,000.00 USD 4,687.50
274 Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright Signed, Huge Architectural Plans for His Last Usonian House

Ca. 1957 USD 8,000.00 - 9,000.00 USD 4,687.50
144

On the Road, Ed Ruscha's Masterpiece Huge Book of the Classic Novel by Jack Kerouac, Estate Owned

Ca. 2009 USD 2,400.00 - 2,800.00 USD 4,375.00
88 Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway ALS "bring your shortwave set down to Key West and we could try to turn an honest penny running Chinamen"

ca. October 1931 USD 4,500.00 - 5,500.00 USD 4,250.00
35 Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin Autograph Letter Signed 1857

December 9, 1857 USD 4,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 3,750.00
212 Franklin Roosevelt

Franklin Roosevelt's Well Documented "Moonstone" Scarf Pin. Ex. Forbes

n.d. USD 700.00 - 800.00 USD 3,750.00
264

Volume V from the Library of George Washington, with words written by Washington tipped into the book

Ca. 1798 USD 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 USD 3,750.00
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 15:</b> Paul George Lawler, <i>San Francisco – Hawaii Overnight,</i> 1939. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 15:</b> Around the World, <i>North German Lloyd,</i> designer unknown, circa 1910. $800 to $1,200.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 15:</b> Michael Rudolf Wening, <i>Siam,</i> circa 1920s. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 15:</b> Sigismunds Vidbergs, <i>Spend Your Holidays at the Wonderful Seaside of Riga,</i> circa 1925. $1,200 to $1,800.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 15:</b> Jean Dupas, <i>“Where is this Bower Beside the Silver Thames?”</i> 1930. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 15:</b> Charles-Léonce Brossé, <i>Meeting d’Aviation, Nice,</i> 1910. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 15:</b> John Held Jr., <i>Nantucket,</i> 1925. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 15:</b> Seaverns W. Hilton, <i>Lewis and Clark, Northern Pacific,</i> 1920. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 15:</b> Fred Powis, <i>Jasper, Canadian National Railways.</i> $2,000 to $3,000.
  • <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>October Sale<br>October 10, 2020</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Oct. 10:</b> LA HARPE, Jean-Baptiste Benard de. 'CARTE NOUVELLE DE LA PARTIE DE L'OUEST DE LA LOUISIANNE'. $800,000 to $1,200,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Oct. 10:</b> AUDUBON, John James. Great Blue Heron, Plate 211. $250,000 to $350,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Oct. 10:</b> REDOUTE, Pierre-Joseph. Watercolor for plate 456: Bromella ananas (Cultivated Pineapple). $450,000 to $550,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Oct. 10:</b> COOK, Captain James. <i>A set of the three voyages comprising...</i> London: 1773-1785. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Oct. 10:</b> KEY, Adrien Thomaszoon. Abraham Ortelius. Oil on Panel. $400,000 to $450,000.
  • <center><b>Doyle<br>Fine Literature<br>September 30</b>
    <b>Doyle, Fine Literature:</b> WHITMAN, WALT. <i>Leaves of Grass.</i> First Edition. $150,000 to $250,000.
    <b>Doyle, Fine Literature:</b> MILNE, A.A. and SHEPARD, E.H. <i>Now We Are Six.</i> $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Doyle, Fine Literature:</b> HEMINGWAY, ERNEST. <i>A Farewell to Arms.</i> $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Doyle, Fine Literature:</b> NABOKOV, VLADIMIR. <i>Lolita.</i> First American Edition. $5,000 to $8,000.
    <center><b>Doyle<br>Fine Literature<br>September 30</b>
    <b>Doyle, Fine Literature:</b> RAND, AYN. <i>Atlas Shrugged.</i> $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Doyle, Fine Literature:</b> STEINBECK, JOHN. <i>To a God Unknown.</i> First Edition. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Doyle, Fine Literature:</b> WELLS, H.G. <i>The Works of H.G. Wells.</i> $4,000 to $6,000.
    <center><b>We Invite You to Consign!<br>Rare Books, Autographs & Maps</b>
  • <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Selections from the Library of<br>Gerald and Barbara Weiner<br>Live and Online<br>October 8, 2020 / 10am CT</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Oct. 8:</b> DARWIN, Charles Robert. <i>On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection.</i> London: W. Clowes and Sons for John Murray, 1859. [With] autograph note signed. $60,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Oct. 8:</b> [FINE PRESS & LIVRE D'ARTISTE]. -- [KELMSCOTT PRESS]. CHAUCER, Geoffrey. <i>The Works ... now newly imprinted.</i> Edited by F.S. Ellis. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1896. $60,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Oct. 8:</b> LAWRENCE, Thomas Edward. <i>Seven Pillars of Wisdom, a triumph.</i> [London: Privately Printed], 1926. $60,000 to $80,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Selections from the Library of<br>Gerald and Barbara Weiner<br>Live and Online<br>October 8, 2020 / 10am CT</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Oct. 8:</b> SHAKESPEARE, William. <i>Mr. William Shakespear's Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies…</i> London, Printed for H. Herringman, E. Brewster, R. Chiswell, and R. Bentley, 1685. $60,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Oct. 8:</b> AUDUBON, John James. <i>The Birds of America…</i> [1839-] 1840-1844. -- AUDUBON, John James and John BACHMAN. <i>The Quadrupeds of North America.</i> 1849-1854. $60,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Oct. 8:</b> OGILBY, John, trans. [MONTANUS, Arnoldus]. <i>America: being the latest, and most Accurate Description of the New World…</i> London: Printed by the Author, 1671. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Selections from the Library of<br>Gerald and Barbara Weiner<br>Live and Online<br>October 8, 2020 / 10am CT</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Oct. 8:</b> HOBBES, Thomas. <i>Leviathan, or The Matter, Forme, & Power of a Common-Wealth Ecclesiasticall and Civill.</i> London: printed for Andrew Crooke, 1651. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Oct. 8:</b> BLACKWELL, Elizabeth. <i>A Curious Herbal, containing Five Hundred Cuts of the most useful Plant which are now used in the Practice of Physick…</i> London: John Nourse, 1739. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Oct. 8:</b> MILTON, John. <i>Paradise Lost.</i> London: Printed by S. Simmons ... to be sold by T. Helder, 1669. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Selections from the Library of<br>Gerald and Barbara Weiner<br>Live and Online<br>October 8, 2020 / 10am CT</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Oct. 8:</b> MALCOLM X. Typed letter signed ("Malcolm X"), to Alex Haley. Cairo, Egypt, 18 September 1964. " 1 page, 8vo. $6,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Oct. 8:</b> TOLKIEN, John Ronald Reuel. Autograph letter signed (“JRRT”). To George Sayer, Oxford, 7 August 1952. 2 pages, 8vo, creased; morocco folding case. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Oct. 8:</b> WRIGHT, Frank Lloyd. Autograph manuscript signed ("Frank Lloyd Wright"), entitled "To the Countryside." N.p. [Taliesin?], [June 1926]. 2 pages, 4to, creased. $4,000 to $6,000.
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