• <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>Doyle<br>Rare Books, Autographs & Maps<br>September 23, 2021</b>
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 20. ADAMS, JOHN QUINCY. Letter to the editors of the Boston Atlas on slavery and its political ramifications, 1842. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 208. HEMINGWAY, ERNEST. <i>A Farewell To Arms.</i> New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929. First edition. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 237. ADDAMS, CHARLES. Original drawing "Now Remember-act casual." $5,000 to $7,000.
    <b><center>Doyle<br>Rare Books, Autographs & Maps<br>September 23, 2021</b>
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 4. SMITH, ADAM. <i>An inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nations.</i> Philadelphia, 1789. The first American edition. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 131. BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VON. <i>Cinquieme Sinfonie en ut mineur: C Moll de Louis Van Beethoven. Oeuvre 67.</i> First edition of the complete score. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 73. Chinese Export Painting. Album of twenty-three original Chinese natural history studies of flowers and insects. Likely Canton: circa 1850. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b><center>Doyle<br>Rare Books, Autographs & Maps<br>September 23, 2021</b>
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 241. GOREY, EDWARD. Original drawing "Cat Drawing Wallpaper." Signed in Pencil in lower right margin. $2,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 36. LINCOLN, ABRAHAM. Autograph note signed instructing Edwin Stanton to meet with the important African American abolitionist and officer Martin Delany. [Washington:] 21 February 1865. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 112. JONSON, BEN. <i>Workes</i>. London: William Stansby, 1616; Together with <i>Workes.</i> London: Richard Meighen,1640-41. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 161. STURGIS, LEE. <i>Salmon Fishing on Cain River, New Brunswick.</i> (Chicago:) Privately printed (for the author by Ralph Fletcher Seymour), 1919. First edition. $3,000 to $5,000.
  • <b><center>Fonsie Mealy’s<br>The Library of Howth Castle<br>September 22nd & 23rd, 2021</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Rosellini (Ippolito). <i>I Monumenti dell Egitto e Della Nubia,</i> Plate Volumes 1, 11 & 111, 3 vols. Elephant folio. €50,000 to €80,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Curtis (William), 1746 - 179, & other Editors. <i>The Botanical Magazine: or, The Flower Garden Displayed.</i> London 1793 - 1982-83. Together 184 vols. [with] other botanical material. €30,000 to €40,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Berkeley (George). <i>A Treatise Concerning the principles of Human Knowledge, wherein the chief Causes of Error and Difficulty in the Sciences…</i> Part I, Dublin, 1710 Rare First Edn. €15,000 to €20,000.
    <b><center>Fonsie Mealy’s<br>The Library of Howth Castle<br>September 22nd & 23rd, 2021</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Ruskin (John). A large finely executed Pencil Drawing, captioned <i>Oxford Cathedral, The Choir,</i> & Signed 'J. Ruskin Ch. Ch. 1838. €15,000 to €20,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Sir Edward L. Lutyens. Howth Castle Plans: A Series of 10 Original Architects Drawings and Sketches, Alterations and Additions for J.C. Gaisford St. Lawrence, County Dublin, Ireland. €8,000 to €12,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Newman (Rev. Fr. John Henry, later Cardinal, now Saint) A very good collection of 24 A.L.S. to [Thomas] Gaisford of the Gaisford St. Lawrence family of Howth Castle. €10,000 to €15,000.
    <b><center>Fonsie Mealy’s<br>The Library of Howth Castle<br>September 22nd & 23rd, 2021</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Manuscript Atlas: Hodges, Smith & Co. <i>The Estate of the Rt. Hon. the Earl of Howth Situate in the County of Dublin,</i> lg. atlas folio Dublin (Hodges, Smith & Co.) 1863. €4,000 to €6,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Anon. <i>Herbolario Volgare: nel quale se dimostra conoscer le herbe et le sue vrtu…</i> Sm. 8vo Venice (Gio Maria Palamides) 1539. €3,000 to €4,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Baron (Caesar). <i>Annales Ecclesiastici</i>. [With] <i>Annalium Ecclesiasticorum Caesaris Baronii... Apparatus.</i> [With] <i>Index Universalis Rerum Omnium</i> [and one other]. 38 vols total. €1,500 to €2,000.
    <b><center>Fonsie Mealy’s<br>The Library of Howth Castle<br>September 22nd & 23rd, 2021</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Log Books of Three British Warships. Three folio Volumes, containing meticulously arranged logs of the voyages of Royal Navy Ships from 1876 – 1881. €1,200 to €1,800.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Walpole (Robert). <i>Memoirs Relating to European and Asiatic Turkey,</i> lg. 4to Lond. 1817. €1,000 to €1,500.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Bosio (Antonio). <i>Roma Sotteranea,</i> Opera Postuma. Large thick folio Rome (Guglielmo Facciotti) 1632. €1,000 to €1,500.
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Swann Galleries: Focus on Women

Auction Reports

Auction Name Focus on Women Total Sales (USD) 327,405.00
Auction Date 07/15/2021 - 07/15/2021 Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 123,900.00
Sale Number #2576 High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 185,700.00
Total Lots 178
Sold Lots 132 Low Estimate of All Lots (USD) 167,250.00
% of Lots Sold 74.16% High Estimate of All Lots (USD) 248,650.00
Unsold Lots 46 Total Sales as a % of High Est. 131.67%

Top twenty-five by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
23 Juana Inés de la Cruz (1648-1695)

Juana Inés de la Cruz (1648-1695) Fama, y Obras Posthumas del Fenix de Mexico, Decima Musa, Poetisa Americana.

1700 USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 81,250.00
44 Russell, Jane (1819-1914) Archive of Letters, 1840s.

Russell, Jane (1819-1914) Archive of Letters, 1840s. Written during a Whaling Voyage, from Hawaii, and Other Ports.

USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 30,000.00
128

Guild of Women Binders Exhibition Binding.

1902 USD 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 USD 12,350.00
59 Farro, Sarah E. (b. 1859)

Farro, Sarah E. (b. 1859) True Love, a Story of English Domestic Life.

1891 USD 1,000.00 - 2,000.00 USD 8,750.00
57 Smith Eigenmann, Rosa (1858-1947)

Smith Eigenmann, Rosa (1858-1947) Large Archive of Correspondence, 1882-1899.

1882-1899. USD 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 USD 6,750.00
138 Kahlo, Frida (1907-1954) Photograph by Lucienne Bloch.

Kahlo, Frida (1907-1954) Photograph by Lucienne Bloch. Portrait, 1933.

1933 USD 600.00 - 800.00 USD 6,250.00
89 Woolf, Virginia (1882-1941) and her father; Photograph

Woolf, Virginia (1882-1941) and her father; Photograph

1902 USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 USD 6,000.00
115 Abbott, Berenice (1898-1991)

Abbott, Berenice (1898-1991) Under the El at the Battery, Manhattan, 1936.

1979 USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 5,250.00
37 Sand, George (1804-1876)

Sand, George (1804-1876) Pauline, Signed & Inscribed Copy.

1841 USD 300.00 - 400.00 USD 4,750.00
155 Kent, Corita (1918-1986)

Kent, Corita (1918-1986) Questions and Answers.

1966 USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 USD 4,750.00
168 Ginsburg, Ruth Bader (1933-2020)

Ginsburg, Ruth Bader (1933-2020) Signed Dissenting Opinion Cover Sheet, Shelby County v. Eric H. Holder.

Circa 2013. USD 600.00 - 900.00 USD 4,750.00
99 Gray, Bonnie Jean (1891-1988)

Gray, Bonnie Jean (1891-1988) Archive of Photos and Papers of the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame Inductee and Trick Rider.

USD 700.00 - 900.00 USD 4,250.00
139 Dunham, Katherine (1909-2006)

Dunham, Katherine (1909-2006) Small Archive of Letters and Other Correspondence, 1948-1957.

1948-1957. USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 4,250.00
88 Woolf, Virginia (1882-1941)

Woolf, Virginia (1882-1941) A Room of One's Own.

1929 USD 1,500.00 - 2,000.00 USD 3,750.00
126 Neel, Alice (1900-1984)

Neel, Alice (1900-1984) Evans Twins.

1982 USD 1,500.00 - 2,500.00 USD 3,750.00
140

Votes for Women. Two China Bread-and-Butter Plates.

circa 1909. USD 400.00 - 600.00 USD 3,750.00
39 Cooper, Susan Fenimore (1813-1894)

Cooper, Susan Fenimore (1813-1894) Autograph Letter Signed, 24 January 1885.

1885 USD 300.00 - 500.00 USD 3,500.00
10 Heywood, Thomas (d. 1641)

Heywood, Thomas (d. 1641) Gynaikeion: or, Nine Bookes of Various History Concerninge Women.

1624 USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 3,250.00
49 Alcott, Louisa May (1832-1888)

Alcott, Louisa May (1832-1888) Little Women, or, Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy.

1869 USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 3,250.00
63

The Working Women's Relief Association. The Women's Journal.

1864 USD 300.00 - 500.00 USD 3,250.00
165

Bathysphere, Nonsuch Island, Bermuda Deep Sea Expedition. Photo Album 1930-1931.

1930-1931. USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 USD 2,860.00
19 Gómez de la Parra, José (late 17th century)

Gómez de la Parra, José (late 17th century) Vida de la Venerable Madre Antonia de San Jacinto: Monja Professa de Velo Negro.

1689 USD 500.00 - 750.00 USD 2,750.00
35 Moïse, Penina (1797-1880)

Moïse, Penina (1797-1880) Fancy's Sketch Book.

1833 USD 2,500.00 - 3,500.00 USD 2,750.00
106

Business and Professional Women of Leadville [Colorado].

1895 USD 800.00 - 1,200.00 USD 2,750.00
129 Bourke-White, Margaret (1904-1971)

Bourke-White, Margaret (1904-1971) Silver.

Circa 1930. USD 3,000.00 - 4,500.00 USD 2,750.00
  • <b>Il Ponte, Sep. 21:</b> ZEILER, Martin - <i>Topographiae Italiae.</i> Francoforte: Mattheus Merian, 1688. €3,500 to €4,500.
    <b>Il Ponte, Sep. 21:</b> HAMILTON, William, Sir -- HANCARVILLE, Pierre-Francois HUGUES - Collection of Etruscan, Greek and Roman Antiquities from the Cabinet of the Hon. William Hamilton. Napoli: Francois Morelli, 1766-67. €38,000 to €48,000.
    <b>Il Ponte, Sep. 21:</b> [ASTRONOMIA] - Manoscritto astronomico. Italia: 1650. €1,000 to €1,500.
    <b>Il Ponte, Sep. 21:</b> DALI, Salvador - <i>Biblia Sacra vulgatae editionis.</i> Edizione “Ad Personam” Milano: Rizzoli, 1967. €40,000 to €60,000.
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