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Swann Galleries: Early Printed Books

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Auction Name Early Printed Books Total Sales (USD) 719,555.00
Auction Date 04/08/2021 - 04/08/2021 Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 368,000.00
Sale Number #2563 High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 533,700.00
Total Lots 268
Sold Lots 242 Low Estimate of All Lots (USD) 428,300.00
% of Lots Sold 90.30% High Estimate of All Lots (USD) 618,900.00
Unsold Lots 26 Total Sales as a % of High Est. 116.26%

Top twenty-five by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
202 Copernicus, Nicolaus

De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium.

1566 USD 60,000.00 - 80,000.00 USD 75,000.00
18

Book of Hours, Use of Utrecht, circa 1435-1445.

circa 1435-1445. USD 15,000.00 - 25,000.00 USD 60,000.00
162 Fries, Lorenz

Der Spiegel der Artzney. [bound with] Gart der Gesuntheit; zu Latin Ortus Sanitatis.

1529 USD 15,000.00 - 20,000.00 USD 17,500.00
216 Hooke, Robert

Micrographia Restaurata.

1745 USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 17,500.00
160 Freud, Sigmund

Die Traumdeutung.

1900 ie. 1899. USD 6,000.00 - 8,000.00 USD 16,250.00
222 Lubieniecki, Stanislaw

Theatrum Cometicum, Duabus Partibus Constans.

1668 1666. USD 8,000.00 - 10,000.00 USD 16,250.00
159 Fludd, Robert

Utriusque Cosmi Maioris Scilicet et Minoris Metaphysica. [bound with] Clavis Philosophiae et Alchymiae Fluddanae.

1617; 1633 USD 6,000.00 - 8,000.00 USD 13,750.00
13

Theatrum Biblicum. Hoc est Historiae Sacrae Veteris et Novi Testamenti Tabulis Aeneis Expressae.

1650 USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 13,000.00
192 Aratus of Solis

Syntagma Arateorum: Opus Poetica et Astronomia.

1600 USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 12,500.00
12

Mikdash Ha-Shem; Hebraica Biblia.

1546 USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 USD 11,250.00
20 Brant, Sebastian

Expositiones Omnium Titulorum Legalium.

1490 USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 11,250.00
145 Albinus, [Weiss] Bernhard Siegfried

Tabulae Sceleti et Musculorum Corporis Humani.

1747 USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 10,875.00
42 Digby, Everard trans. William Percey

The Compleat Swimmer or the Art of Swimming.

1658 USD 6,000.00 - 9,000.00 USD 10,000.00
199 Boyle, Robert

The Sceptical Chymist: or Chymico-Physical Doubts & Paradoxes.

1680 USD 6,000.00 - 8,000.00 USD 10,000.00
34 Dante Alighieri

La Commedia.

1491 USD 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 USD 8,750.00
125 Sterne, Laurence

The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman.

1760-1767 USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00 USD 8,750.00
179 Raynalde, Thomas

The Byrth of Mankinde, otherwise named The Woman's Book.

1613 USD 1,000.00 - 2,000.00 USD 8,750.00
248 Zahn, Johann

Oculus Artificialis Teledioptricus sive Telescopium.

1685-1686. USD 8,000.00 - 10,000.00 USD 8,750.00
245 Thomas, Corbinianus

Mercurii Philosophici Firmamentum Firmianum Descriptionem et Usum Globi Artificialis Coelestis.

1730 USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 7,540.00
163 Geminus, Thomas

Compendiosa Totius Anatomie Delineatio.

1545 USD 7,000.00 - 9,000.00 USD 7,500.00
204 Digges, Leonard and Thomas Digges

A Geometrical Practical Treatize named Pantometria.

1591 USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 7,500.00
209 Galilei, Galileo

Systema Cosmicum.

1641 USD 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 USD 7,500.00
263 Roberts, David

The Holy Land.

1855 USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 7,500.00
133 Vegetius Renatus, Publius Flavius

De Re Militari Libri Quatuor.

1534 USD 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 USD 7,250.00
232 Pappus of Alexandria

Mathematicae Collectiones.

1589 USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 7,250.00
  • <center><b>Cowan’s<br>American Historical Ephemera<br>& Photography<br>June 25, 2021</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 25:</b> [CIVIL WAR] -- [SHERIDAN, Philip Henry]. Personal headquarters flag of Philip Henry Sheridan used when he led the 2nd Michigan Cavalry. Spring - Summer 1862. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, June 25:</b> [EARLY PHOTOGRAPHY]. Half plate daguerreotype of firefighter Walter Van Erven Dorens. [San Francisco]: n.p., [ca 1854-1856]. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, June 25:</b> [LINCOLNIANA]. Abraham Lincoln banner possibly made for the 1864 presidential campaign. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <center><b>Cowan’s<br>American Historical Ephemera<br>& Photography<br>June 25, 2021</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 25:</b> [REVOLUTIONARY WAR - CONTINENTAL CONGRESS]. [HOLTEN, Dr. Samuel]. An archive of letters related to Danvers, Massachusetts, physician and statesman Dr. Samuel Holten. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, June 25:</b> [UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD]. CARBUTT, John, photographer. Exceptional collection of 27 stereoviews from the series, "Excursion to the 100th Meridian, October 1866." Chicago, [1866]. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, June 25:</b> [ALASKAN GOLD RUSH]. William Steele West and family, extensive archive of photographs, diaries, correspondence, and personal items. [Ca 19th - 20th century]. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <center><b>Cowan’s<br>American Historical Ephemera<br>& Photography<br>June 25, 2021</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 25:</b> [TAYLOR, Zachary]. Quarter plate daguerreotype featuring the 12th President of the United States. N.p.: n.p., [ca 1845]. $8,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, June 25:</b> [WASHINGTON, George]. Signed Society of the Cincinnati document. $5,000 to $7,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, June 25:</b> LINCOLN, Abraham. Autograph endorsement signed ("A. Lincoln"), as President. [Washington], 29 September 1862. 1 page, 4to, old creases. $5,000 to $7,000.
    <center><b>Cowan’s<br>American Historical Ephemera<br>& Photography<br>June 25, 2021</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 25:</b> JEFFERSON, Thomas. Autograph letter signed ("Th. Jefferson"), as United States President, to Robert Patterson. Washington DC, 2 July 1805. 1 page, 4to, evenly toned, small tear from seal. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, June 25:</b> [EARLY PHOTOGRAPHY] -- [ALCOTT, Elizabeth Sewall]. Ninth plate ruby ambrotype attributed to Elizabeth Sewall Alcott. N.p., [ca 1856-1857]. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, June 25:</b> [WESTERN AMERICANA]. RUSSELL, Andrew Joseph, photographer. <i>Salt Lake City, From the Top of the Tabernacle.</i> [1869]
  • <b><center>Sotheby’s<br>Livres et Manuscrits :<br>de Cervantès à Houellebecq<br>18 – 25 June</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 18 – 25 June:</b> Jouve, Paul -- François-Louis Schmied -- Rudyard Kipling. <i>Le Livre de la Jungle,</i> 1919.<br>€ 80,000 to € 120,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 18 – 25 June:</b> Cervantès Saavedra, Miguel de. <i>El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha.</i> Bruxelles, 1607.<br>€ 30,000 to € 50,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 18 – 25 June:</b> Buren, Daniel - Aimé Césaire. Cahier d'un retour au pays natal. Solstice, 2004. 1/140 ex. Avec 1/20 suites d'œuvres originales.<br>€ 4,000 to € 6,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 18 – 25 June:</b> [Musique] - Gioacchino Traversa. Six sonates à violon seul. [Vers 1770].<br>€ 3,000 to € 5,000.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 24:</b> C.F. Payne, <i>Micawber, Imitating Norman Rockwell’s “Triple self-portrait,”</i> mixed media, 2002. $800 to $1,200.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 24:</b> Brian Froud, media illustration published in <i>The Land of Froud,</i> 1977. Estimate $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 24:</b> Haddon Sundblom, <i>All a Girl Needs,</i> oil on canvas, published in <i>The Ladies’ Home Journal,</i> 1942. $8,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 24:</b> Adrianne Lobel, <i>My One and Only,</i> 26 scenic concept collages for the Broadway musical, 1983. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 24:</b> Charles Schulz, original four-panel pen and ink <i>Peanuts</i> comic strip, 1971. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 24:</b>Jack Davis, mixed media cartoon for <i>Playboy,</i> 1959. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 24:</b> Charles Addams, mixed media cartoon for <i>The New Yorker,</i> 1937. $6,000 to $9,000.
  • <center><b>Galleri Bygdoy Allé<br>Sales Exhibition Catalogue 47<br>Part III<br>Antiquarian Temptations:<br>Rare Books, Atlases & Maps,<br>Photos & Manuscripts</b>
    <b>Galleri Bygdoy Allé:</b> PIETER MORTIER. “Le Neptune Francois ou Atlas Nouveau des Cartes Marines. Levées et Gravées par ordre Exprés du Roy…” Paris, 1693.
    <b>Galleri Bygdoy Allé:</b> MARC CHAGALL illus. SHAKESPEARE. “The Tempest.” Large folio. Monte-Carlo, 1975. Signed by the artist.
    <b>Galleri Bygdoy Allé:</b> JOHN SPEED and followers. “A New and Accurate Map of the World.” Hand-colored engraving. London (1626 – 1627 – circa 1650) – 1676.
    <center><b>Galleri Bygdoy Allé<br>Sales Exhibition Catalogue 47<br>Part III<br>Antiquarian Temptations:<br>Rare Books, Atlases & Maps,<br>Photos & Manuscripts</b>
    <b>Galleri Bygdoy Allé:</b> MATTHÄUS SEUTTER. “The Colossus Series.” Set of 4 prints, contemporary hand-colored engravings, each c. 57x49cm. Augsburg c. 1730
    <b>Galleri Bygdoy Allé:</b> (CHARLES LE BRUN). “La Grande Galerie De Versailles, et Les Deux Salons qui L’Accompagnent, peints Par Charles Le Brun premier Peintre de Louis XIV…” Paris, 1752.
    <b>Galleri Bygdoy Allé:</b> G. BRAUN – F. HOGENBERG. “Danorum Marca.” Contemporary hand-colored engraving, 33x48cm. Cologne, 1588.
  • <b>Bonhams, June 29:</b> LIFE OF OSLER, PRESENTATION COPY TO NEPHEW NORMAN GWYN. CUSHING, HARVEY. 1869-1939. <i>The Life of Sir William Osler.</i> Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1925. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Bonhams, June 29:</b> OSLER TO HALSTED MENTIONING CUSHING AND WELCH. Autograph Letter Signed ("Wm Osler") to William Stewart Halsted on medical matters, 2 pp, January 19, 1919. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Bonhams, June 29:</b> CUSHING PRESENTATION COPY TO LUCIEN PRICE. CUSHING, HARVEY. <i>Intracranial Tumours.</i> Springfield, 1932. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <b>Bonhams, June 29:</b> OSLER ON HIS CHILDHOOD. Autograph Letter Signed ("Wm Osler") to Mabel [Brewster] on returning home to Staplehurst. $800 to $1,200.
    <b>Bonhams, June 29:</b> SCULTETUS, JOHANNES. 1595-1645. <i>Cheiroplotheke, seu armamentarium chirurgicum XLIII.</i> Ulm: Balthasar Kühnen, 1655. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Bonhams, June 29:</b> VICQ D'AZYR, FELIX. 1748-1794. <i>Traite d'anatomie et de physiologie.</i> Paris: Didot l'aine, 1786. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Bonhams, June 29:</b> TAGAULT, JEAN. C.1499-1546. <i>De chirugica institutione libri quinque....</i> Lyon: Guillaume Rouillé, 1549. $400 to $600.
    <b>Bonhams, June 30:</b> EDWARD S. CURTIS (1868-1952). Autograph Logs and Journals from his 1927 Alaska Expedition. $7,000 to $ 9,000.
    <b>Bonhams, June 30:</b> EDWARD S. CURTIS (1868-1952). Cañon de Chelley, 1904. Oversized orotone, 17 x 22in in original Curtis Studio frame. $30,000 to $50,000.
    <b>Bonhams, June 30:</b> EDWARD S. CURTIS (1868-1952). 26 cyanotypes, featuring images of Cheyenne tribes from Volume VI of <i>North American Indian,</i> c.1907, made by Curtis in the field. $30,000 to $50,000.
    <b>Bonhams, June 30:</b> EDWARD S. CURTIS (1868-1952). The Vanishing Race, 1904. Oversized orotone, 18 x 24in in original Curtis Studio frame. $20,000 to $30,000.
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