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Auction Reports

Auction Name Books and Manuscripts Total Sales (USD) 573,143.00
Auction Date 09/23/2021 - 09/23/2021 Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 269,000.00
Sale Number #1714 High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 415,500.00
Total Lots 148
Sold Lots 133 Low Estimate of All Lots (USD) 368,900.00
% of Lots Sold 89.86% High Estimate of All Lots (USD) 567,300.00
Unsold Lots 15 Total Sales as a % of High Est. 101.03%

Top twenty-five by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
16 Jefferys, Thomas

The American Atlas: Or, a Geographical Description of the Whole Continent of America...

1776 USD 30,000.00 - 50,000.00 USD 69,300.00
117 Monroe, James

United States Loan-Office Certificate, signed

1800 USD 500.00 - 800.00 USD 32,760.00
71 Joyce, James

Ulysses

1922 USD 20,000.00 - 30,000.00 USD 27,720.00
11

Acts Passed at a Congress of the United States of America, Begun and Held at the City of New-York, on Wednesday the Fourth of March...Being the Acts Passed at the First Session of the First Congress

ca. 1789 USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD 22,680.00
78 Twain, Mark (Samuel Clemens)

Autograph Letter, signed

1861 USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD 21,420.00
74 Melville, Herman

Moby-Dick; or, the Whale

1851 USD 12,000.00 - 18,000.00 USD 16,380.00
96

Berkeley Political Poster Workshop Portfolio

ca. 1970 USD 6,000.00 - 9,000.00 USD 13,860.00
4 [Franklin, Benjamin]

Printed Privateers Bond Form

1781 USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 11,970.00
120 Washington, George

Group of 2 Documents Relating to The Potomack Company

1788 USD 6,000.00 - 9,000.00 USD 11,970.00
13 Hancock, John

Signed Lottery Ticket

1765 USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00 USD 10,710.00
121 Washington, George, and Marquis de Lafayette

Group of 2 Cut Signatures

no date. USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 9,450.00
134

Collection of 19th Century Albumen Prints of Asia

Circa second half nineteenth-century. USD 500.00 - 800.00 USD 9,450.00
20 [Palladio, Andrea]

The Architecture of A. Palladio; in Four Books...

1721 USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 8,820.00
133 Mackay, Charles

Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions

1841 USD 800.00 - 1,200.00 USD 8,820.00
30 Bonaparte, Napoleon

Letter, signed

1798 USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 USD 8,190.00
50 Sendak, Maurice

Pictures by Maurice Sendak

1971 USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 8,190.00
105 Mucha, Alphonso

Flirt, Biscuits Lefèvre-Utile

1900 USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 8,190.00
62 Cervantes de Saavedra, Miguel

The Life and Exploits of the ingenious gentleman Don Quixote de la Mancha

1742 USD 800.00 - 1,200.00 USD 7,560.00
70 Joyce, James

Finnegans Wake

1939 USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00 USD 7,560.00
86 Beatles, The

Abbey Road

ca. 1975 USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 7,560.00
7 Jay, John

Printed Document, signed

1779 USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00 USD 6,930.00
79 Twain, Mark (Samuel L. Clemens)

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

1876 USD 6,000.00 - 9,000.00 USD 6,930.00
83 Bertius, P(etrus).

Tabularum geographicarum contractarum libri septem...

1618 USD 5,000.00 - 8,000.00 USD 6,930.00
84 [Janssonius, Johannes]

Atlas novus sive theatrum orbis terrarum: in quo Galliae, Helvetiae universae & siugulorum cantonum; nec non & Belgii universi, tabulae geographicae cum suis descriptionibus. Tomus secundus

ca. 1640-60s USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 6,930.00
115 Jefferson, Thomas

Signed Ship's Passport

1804 USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 6,930.00
  • <center><b>Swann Auction Galleries<br>A Record Breaking Season</b>
    <b>Swann:</b> <i>The Book of Mormon,</b> first edition, Palmyra, NY, 1830. Sold Sept. 30 — $112,500.
    <b>Swann:</b> Vincent Van Gogh, <i>Homme à la Pipe: Portrait du Docteur Gachet, Evening,</i> etching, 1890. Sold Nov. 2 — $161,000.
    <b>Swann:</b> Edward Ruscha, <i>Stains,</i> title page, one of 70, signed, 1969. Sold Nov. 9 — $112,500.
    <b>Swann:</b> John James Audubon, <i>Carolina Parrot, Plate 26,</i> hand colored aquatint, 1828. Sold Dec.9 — $137,000.
    <b>Swann:</b> Edmund Dulac, <i>The Snow Queen,</i> watercolor, gouache, pen & ink, 1910. Sold Dec. 16 — $125,000.
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s<br> Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including Americana<br>Online<br>Now through January 25, 2022</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, Now to Jan. 25:</b> Audubon, John James. The "Wild Turkey" manuscript — capturing one of the nation's most iconic symbols of unity. $250,000 to $350,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Now to Jan. 25:</b> (Flag) — Commemorative Thirteen-Star Flag. Pre-Civil War, Thirteen-Star Flag of the United States, from the collection of Charles Kuralt. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Now to Jan. 25:</b> Fitzgerald, F. Scott. <i>Tender is the Night</i>. First edition, presentation copy, and a former mystery. $30,000 to $50,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Now to Jan. 25:</b> Audubon, John James. The "Wild Turkey" manuscript — capturing one of the nation's most iconic symbols of unity. $250,000 to $350,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Now to Jan. 25:</b> Salinger, J.D. <i>The Catcher in the Rye.</i> A strikingly fresh first edition of Salinger's essential novel. $20,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Now to Jan. 25:</b> Whitman, Walt. <i>Leaves of Grass.</i> “America's second Declaration of Independence” — signed by Whitman. $150,000 to $200,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Now to Jan. 25:</b> [Dylan, Bob]. Some of the earliest known professional portraits. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Now to Jan. 25:</b> Y-Worth [Yarworth], William. <i>Cerevisiarii Comes: Or, the New and True Art of Brewing…</i> A rare and early English work on the art of brewing. $5,000 to $7,000.
  • <b>Il Ponte Casa d’Aste, Jan. 25:</b> DANTE ALIGHIERI (1265-1321). <i>Commedia.</i> Venezia: Vindelino da Spira, 1477. Estimate: € 40.000 - 60.000.
    <b>Il Ponte Casa d’Aste, Jan. 25:</b> DALI, Salvador (1908-1989) - William SHAKESPEARE (1564-1616). <i>Romeo e Giulietta.</i> Milan: Rizzoli, 1975. Estimate: € 25.000 - 35.000.
    <b>Il Ponte Casa d’Aste, Jan. 25:</b> MALVASIA, Cornelio; MONTANARI, Geminiano. <i>Ephemerides novissimae motuum coelestium.</i> Modena: Cassiani, 1662. Estimate: € 8.000 - 12.000.
    <b>Il Ponte Casa d’Aste, Jan. 25:</b> JANSSONIUS, Johannes. <i>Atlantis majoris quinta pars, Orbem maritimum [Novus Atlas, volume V: carte marittime].</i> Amsterdam: Janssonius, 1650. Estimate: € 12.000 - 18.000.
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