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Swann Galleries: Fine Books and Autographs

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Auction Name Fine Books and Autographs Total Sales (USD) 402,195.00
Auction Date 06/17/2021 - 06/17/2021 Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 264,700.00
Sale Number #2573 High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 388,950.00
Total Lots 305
Sold Lots 263 Low Estimate of All Lots (USD) 321,800.00
% of Lots Sold 86.23% High Estimate of All Lots (USD) 471,200.00
Unsold Lots 42 Total Sales as a % of High Est. 85.36%

Top twenty-five by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
232 JOYCE, JAMES.

Ulysses.

1936 USD 15,000.00 - 20,000.00 USD 21,250.00
211 FROST, ROBERT.

FROST, ROBERT. Collected Poems.

-1930 USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00 USD 20,000.00
95 LINCOLN, ABRAHAM.

LINCOLN, ABRAHAM. Autograph Letter Signed, A.Lincoln, to Whig activist George W. Rives (Hon: G.W. Rives),

1849 USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD 16,250.00
308 (ROGERS, BRUCE.) Homer.

The Odyssey.

1932 USD 7,000.00 - 9,000.00 USD 7,500.00
251 RAND, AYN.

We the Living.

1936 USD 2,500.00 - 3,500.00 USD 6,750.00
201 FAULKNER, WILLIAM.

The Sound and the Fury.

-1929 USD 5,000.00 - 7,500.00 USD 6,500.00
300 MIRO, JOAN and PRÉVERT, JACQUES.

Adonides.

1975 USD 7,000.00 - 10,000.00 USD 6,500.00
289 Caxton, William.

The Golden Legend.

-1892 USD 3,500.00 - 4,500.00 USD 6,250.00
244 NERUDA, PABLO.

Canto General.

1950 USD 2,500.00 - 3,500.00 USD 6,240.00
15 EARHART, AMELIA.

(AVIATION.) EARHART, AMELIA. 20 hrs. 40 mins. Our Flight in the Friendship.

1928 USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 6,000.00
234 KEATS, JOHN.

Lamia, Isabella, the Eve of St. Agnes, and Other Poems.

1820 USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 5,750.00
178 Disney Studios, Walt.

Sketch Book [of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs].

-1938 USD 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 USD 5,720.00
9

(ALBUM.) Guestbook [for the American Embassy at London] containing over 60 signatures, mostly by British or American diplomats, politic

1951-2 USD 800.00 - 1,200.00 USD 5,250.00
149 WAR: "WE ONLY HOPE THAT .

TAGORE, RABINDRANATH. Autograph Letter Signed, to writer Ernest Rhys,

1914 USD 1,500.00 - 2,500.00 USD 5,250.00
31 EDISON, THOMAS A.

EDISON, THOMAS A. Autograph Quotation Signed: All things come to him who hustles while he waits / Thos A Edison,

1917? USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 5,000.00
32 EDISON, THOMAS A.

EDISON, THOMAS A. Typed Letter Signed, to George E. Larrabee,

1922 USD 3,500.00 - 5,000.00 USD 5,000.00
125 PIANO CONCERTO NO.

RACHMANINOFF, SERGEI. Autograph Musical Quotation dated and Signed, S. Rachmaninoff, three bars from his 2nd concerto for piano,

1933 USD 6,000.00 - 9,000.00 USD 5,000.00
34 Ian Fleming.

Ian Fleming. Thunderball. Signed and Inscribed, to Penny, by Sean Connery and three other members of the principal cast o

1964 USD 500.00 - 750.00 USD 4,750.00
242 MITCHELL, MARGARET.

Gone With the Wind.

1936 USD 3,500.00 - 4,500.00 USD 4,420.00
59 BOLÍVAR, SIMÓN.

BOLÍVAR, SIMÓN. Letter Signed, Bolivar, as President of Gran Colombia, to Colonel José Félix Blanco, in Spanish,

1828 USD 1,500.00 - 2,500.00 USD 4,250.00
194 DOSTOYEVSKY, FYODOR.

Crime and Punishment. A Russian Realistic Novel.

1886 USD 1,500.00 - 2,500.00 USD 4,250.00
217 HELLER, JOSEPH.

Catch-22.

1961 USD 1,500.00 - 2,000.00 USD 4,250.00
90 GARFIELD, JAMES A.

GARFIELD, JAMES A. Partly-printed Document Signed, as President, appointing Charles A. Spencer Postmaster at Sheboygan Falls, WI.

1881 USD 6,000.00 - 9,000.00 USD 4,000.00
195 DOYLE, ARTHUR CONAN.

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes [and] The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.

1892; 1894 USD 1,800.00 - 2,500.00 USD 4,000.00
214 GIBRAN, KAHLIL.

The Prophet.

1923 USD 4,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 4,000.00
  • <center><b>iGavel Auctions<br>Antiquarian and Other Books<br>September 14 – October 12</b>
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> Athanasius. <i>Illustrium Virorum Opuscula,</i> Paris, 1500. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> <i>The New Testament of Jesus Christ, Translated Faithfully into English,</i> Rheims, John Fogny, 1582. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> Stith, William. <i>The First History of Virginia printed in America,</i> [Williamsburg, 1747]. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <center><b>iGavel Auctions<br>Antiquarian and Other Books<br>September 14 – October 12</b>
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b><br>S. Bonaventure. <i>Commentarius in Secundum Librum Sententiarum Petri Lombardi,</i> Venice, 1477. $2,000 to $4,000.
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> Juvenalis, Junii. <i>Satyrae,</i> with the commentary of Domitius Calderinus, Venice, 1475. $2,000 to $4,000.
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> Horatius Flaccus, Quintus. <i>Opera.</i> Ed. with commentary of Christophorus Landinus, Florence, 1482. $2,000 to $4,000.
    <center><b>iGavel Auctions<br>Antiquarian and Other Books<br>September 14 – October 12</b>
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> Scotus, Duns. <i>Quaestiones in Quattuor Libros Sententiarum,</i> 1476-1477. $2,000 to $4,000.
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> Polidori, John. <i>The Vampyre, A Tale,</i> Paris, 1819. $1,000 to $2,000.
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> Stowe, Harriet Beecher. <i>Uncle Tom's Cabin,</i> Vol. I and II, 1852, and a Later Edition, 1885. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <center><b>iGavel Auctions<br>Antiquarian and Other Books<br>September 14 – October 12</b>
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> Twain, Mark. <i>The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,</i> 1877 [and] <i>The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,</i> 1885. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> Book of Hours, Illuminated Vellum, Calendar of Months, 15th century. $600 to $900.
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> <i>Picturesque,</i> America, Europe, Palestine, and Russia, 1872-1885. $400 to $600.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> C.F. Payne, <i>Micawber—Imitating Norman Rockwell's "Triple self-portrait,"</i> acrylic, watercolor & colored pencil, 2002. Sold June 2021 for $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Jane Russell, archive of letters written during a whaling voyage, 1840s. Sold July 2021 for $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Guild of Women Binders, exhibition binding of A.F. Pollard’s <i>Henry VIII,</i> London, 1902. Sold July 2021 for $12,350.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Robert Frost, <i>Collected Poems,</i> author’s presentation copy, signed, with entirety of <i>Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening</i> inscribed, NY, 1930. Sold June 2021 for $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> James Joyce, <i>Ulysses,</i> deluxe limited issue, signed, London, 1936. Sold June 2021 for $21,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Mercator [family], <i>[World and Continents],</i> 5 double-page maps, Amsterdam, c. 1633. Sold June 2021 for $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> George Schlegel, <i>New York, Taken from Central Park,</i> hand-finished color-tinted lithograph, 1874. Sold June 2021 for $11,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Nicolaus Copernicus, <i>De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium,</i> second edition, Basel, 1566. Sold April 2021 for $75,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Book of Hours, Use of Utrecht, illuminated manuscript, c. 1435-45. Sold April 2021 for $60,000.
  • <b><center>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>& Works on Paper<br>30th September 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Bible, English. The Holy Bible, Second Folio edition, the "Great She Bible", engraved More-Speed 1611 map of Canaan, Robert Barker, 1613-11. £7,000 to £10,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Galilei (Galileo). <i>Opere,</i> 2 vol., first collected edition, Bologna, Heirs of Dozza for Carlo Manolessi, 1656-1655. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Venetian choirbook.- Single leaf from a 13th century Venetian antiphonal, with large decorated initial, manuscript on vellum, Venice, [c.1260]. £6,000 to £8,000.
    <b><center>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>& Works on Paper<br>30th September 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Petrarca (Francesco). <i>Rerum vulrgarium fragmenta,</i> decorated manuscript on paper, Italy, [second half of the 15th century]. £8,000 to £12,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> New York School of abstract expressionists.- Abbott (Mary Lee). [Sketch book of original artwork], [New York], 1945. £5,000 to £7,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Contemporary colouring.- Nitzschewitz (Hermannus). <i>Novum beatae Mariaevirginis psalterium,</i> Zinna, Press of the Cistercian Monastery, 1493. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b><center>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>& Works on Paper<br>30th September 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Shakespeare source book.- Montemayor (Jorge de). Diana of George of Montemayor: translated out of Spanish into English by Bartholomew Yong, first edition in English, B[ishop]., 1598. £6,000 to £8,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Milton (John). Poems of Mr. John Milton, Both English and Latin, Compos'd at several times, first edition, state with "S" in "S. Pauls" in imprint, 1645. £12,000 to £18,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Greene (Graham). <i>The Power and the Glory,</i> first edition, 1940. £6,000 to £8,000.
    <b><center>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>& Works on Paper<br>30th September 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Crowley (Aleister). View of the Tyrrhenian Sea, probably from the hill behind the abbey of Thelema, Cefalù, Sicily, charcoal, [1921]. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Fleming (Ian). <i>Casino Royale,</i> first edition, 1953. £12,000 to £18,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> China.- Thomson (John). <i>Illustrations of China and Its People,</i> 4 vol., first edition, 96 photographic plates, 1873-74. £15,000 to £20,000.
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