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Leslie Hindman Auctioneers: Literature from a Private New Orleans Collection

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Auction Name Literature from a Private New Orleans Collection Total Sales (USD) 439,254.00
Auction Date 03/19/2021 - 03/19/2021 Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 197,650.00
Sale Number #855 High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 289,450.00
Total Lots 267
Sold Lots 263 Low Estimate of All Lots (USD) 199,950.00
% of Lots Sold 98.50% High Estimate of All Lots (USD) 293,050.00
Unsold Lots 4 Total Sales as a % of High Est. 149.89%

Top twenty-five by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
251 STOKER, Bram (1847-1912).

Dracula.

1897 USD 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 USD 26,250.00
237 STEINBECK, John (1902-1968).

The Pastures of Heaven.

1932 USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD 23,750.00
205 MELVILLE, Herman (1819-1891).

Moby-Dick; or, the Whale.

1851 USD 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 USD 15,000.00
141 HEMINGWAY, Ernest (1899-1961).

Men Without Women.

1927 USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 12,160.00
153 HUXLEY, Aldous (1894-1963).

Brave New World.

1932 USD 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 USD 10,625.00
236 STEINBECK, John (1902-1968).

Cup of Gold.

1929 USD 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 USD 10,000.00
92 FITZGERALD, F. Scott (1896-1940).

Tender is the Night.

1934 USD 6,000.00 - 8,000.00 USD 8,960.00
164 JOYCE, James (1882-1941).

Finnegans Wake.

1939 USD 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 USD 8,125.00
231 SALINGER, J. D. (1919-2010).

The Catcher in the Rye.

1951 USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 8,125.00
111 GOLDING, William (1911-1993).

Lord of the Flies.

1954 USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 6,875.00
139 HEMINGWAY, Ernest (1899-1961).

The Torrents of Spring.

1926 USD 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 USD 6,875.00
38 COLERIDGE, Samuel Taylor (1772-1834). 

Christabel: Kubla Khan, A Vision; The Pains of Sleep.

1816 USD 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 USD 6,250.00
258 WELLS, H.G.

The Time Machine, an Invention.

1895 USD 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 USD 6,250.00
256 VONNEGUT, Kurt, Jr. (1922-2007).

Slaughterhouse-Five or The Children's Crusade.

1969 USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 5,760.00
11 BOSWELL, James (1740-1795).

The Life of Samuel Johnson.

1791 USD 1,500.00 - 2,500.00 USD 5,625.00
238 STEINBECK, John (1902-1968).

To A God Unknown.

1933 USD 1,500.00 - 2,500.00 USD 5,120.00
159 JOYCE, James.

 Ulysses.

1922 USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 USD 4,800.00
199 MCMURTRY, Larry (b. 1936).

A group of FIRST EDITIIONS by McMurtry, comprising:

USD 500.00 - 700.00 USD 4,800.00
149 HERBERT, Frank (1920-1986).

Dune.

1965 USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 4,688.00
165 KEROUAC, Jean-Louis Lebris de ("Jack"), (1922-1969).

On the Road.

1957 USD 1,500.00 - 2,500.00 USD 4,688.00
77 FAULKNER, William (1897-1962).

Absalom, Absalom!

1936 USD 400.00 - 600.00 USD 4,480.00
94 FLEMING, Ian (1908-1964).

Casino Royale.

1953 USD 1,500.00 - 2,500.00 USD 4,375.00
173 LAWRENCE, David Herbert (1885-1930).

Lady Chatterley's Lover.

1928 USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 4,375.00
211 NABOKOV, Vladimir (1899-1977).

Lolita.

1955 USD 1,500.00 - 2,500.00 USD 4,375.00
264 WHITMAN, Walt (1819-1892).

Complete Poems & Prose of Walt Whitman, 1855...1888. Authenticated and Personal Book (handled by W.W.)... Portraits from Life...Autograph.

1888-89]. USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 4,375.00
  • <b><center>Sotheby’s<br>Bibliothèque littéraire<br>Hubert Heilbronn<br>11 May 2021</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s May 11:</b> Breton, André. <i>Nadja.</i> Paris, N.R.F., Gallimard, 1928. €15,000 to €20,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s May 11:</b> [Stendhal, Henri Beyle dit]. <i>Le Rouge et le Noir,</i> chronique du XIXe siècle. Paris, Levavasseur, 1831. €20,000 to €30,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s May 11:</b> Dumas, Alexandre. <i>Les Trois mousquetaires.</i> 1844. 8 vols. In 4. Paris, Baudry, 1844. €30,000 to €50,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s May 11:</b> Mallarmé, Stéphane -- Edgar Allan Poe. <i>Les Poèmes d’Edgar Poe.</i> Bruxelles, Edmond Deman, 1888. €18,000 to €25,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s May 11:</b> Proust, Marcel. <i>Le côté de Guermantes II. Sodome et Gomorrhe I. [and] Sodome et Gomorrhe II.</i> Paris, N.R.F., 1921 et 1922. €20,000 to €30,000.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries, May 12:</b> <i>Westvaco–Inspirations for Printers,</i> 3 volumes, 1938-61. $200 to $300.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, May 12:</b> Proef van Letteren, <i>Welk gegooten worden in de Nieuwe Haerlemsche Lettergietery,</i> 1768. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, May 12:</b> Paul Klee, <i>Bauhaus Ausstellung Juli – Sept.,</i> Weimar, 1923. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, May 12:</b> Michel Seuphor & Jozef Peeters, <i>Het Overzicht Nos.</i> 22-23-24, Antwerp, 1922. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, May 12:</b> Wolfrum & Co., <i>Modern Graphik, Serie I…,</i> complete portfolio, 1909. $1,200 to $1,800.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, May 12:</b> <i>Gravure et Fonderie deC. Derriey: Specimen-Album,</i> Paris, 1862. $5,000 to $7,500.
  • <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books & Manuscripts,<br>Including Americana<br>Live and Online<br>May 12, 2021</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, May 12:</b> CURRIER and IVES, publishers -- After Frances F. Palmer. The Rocky Mountains. Emigrants Crossing the Plains, 1866. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, May 12:</b> [BIBLE, in English]. <i>The New Testament of Jesus Christ, translated faithfully into English.</i> Rheims, 1582. $6,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, May 12:</b> [BIBLE, in Latin]. <i>Biblia latina.</i> Venice: Franz Renner of Hailbrun [Heilbrunn], 1483. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books & Manuscripts,<br>Including Americana<br>Live and Online<br>May 12, 2021</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, May 12:</b> SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe (1792-1822). Autograph letter signed ("P. B. S."), to Charles Ollier. Florence, Italy, 15 December 1819. “MY PROMETHEUS IS THE BEST THING I EVER WROTE.” $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, May 12:</b> RAMSAY, David (1749-1815). <i>The History of the Revolution of South-Carolina…</i> Trenton: Isaac Collins, 1785. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, May 12:</b> [BINDINGS]. MUIR, John (1838-1914). <i>The Writings of John Muir.</i> Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1916-1924. 10 vols. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books & Manuscripts,<br>Including Americana<br>Live and Online<br>May 12, 2021</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, May 12:</b> [CHICAGO] -- <i>Park & Guide Map of Chicago.</i> Chicago: Jas. Van Vechten, 1873. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, May 12:</b> CURRIER and IVES, publishers -- After Frances F. Palmer. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, May 12:</b> [ALLEN PRESS]. SHAKESPEARE, William (1564-1616). <i>Romeo and Juliet.</i> Greenbrae: Allen Press, 1988. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books & Manuscripts,<br>Including Americana<br>Live and Online<br>May 12, 2021</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, May 12:</b> BEMELMANS, Ludwig (1898-1962). Pencil drawing on paper. 247 x 198 mm, sight, matted and framed. Showing a child shooting at a baby's balloon. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, May 12:</b> [LOGAN ELM PRESS]. HARVEY, Rebecca. <i>Any Number of Things.</i> Ohio State University, 2013. Single sheet paper scroll. $800 to $1,200.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, May 12:</b> BINYON, Laurence (1869-1943). A small archive of letters and pamphlets. $200 to $300.
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