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PBA Galleries: Miniature Books with Books to Benefit the Miniature Book Society

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Auction Name Miniature Books with Books to Benefit the Miniature Book Society Total Sales (USD) 27,636.00
Auction Date 09/30/2021 - 09/30/2021 Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 23,570.00
Sale Number #742 High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 36,870.00
Total Lots 131
Sold Lots 121 Low Estimate of All Lots (USD) 27,570.00
% of Lots Sold 92.37% High Estimate of All Lots (USD) 42,920.00
Unsold Lots 10 Total Sales as a % of High Est. 64.39%

Top twenty-five by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
41

Land of the Pharaohs

Various dates USD 400.00 - 600.00 USD 1,080.00
15

Fifty-seven volumes from the Collector's Jewel Book Library

[1990] USD 500.00 - 800.00 USD 720.00
35

Diary of a Victorian Cat

1993 USD 400.00 - 600.00 USD 660.00
89

The Sun Full Circle: North; South; East; and West

1981 USD 200.00 - 300.00 USD 660.00
125 Sweet, Pat

Miniature Book Press

2021 USD 300.00 - 500.00 USD 660.00
45

Mythical Creatures

1983 USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 USD 600.00
6

Forty-three micro-miniatures from Borrower's Press

1979-82 USD 600.00 - 900.00 USD 570.00
47

The Path Of The Gods

1999 USD 400.00 - 600.00 USD 570.00
31

A Ballad of Robin Hood

1999 USD 400.00 - 600.00 USD 510.00
33

Butterflies and Frittilaries

1999 USD 400.00 - 600.00 USD 510.00
49

The Ubiquitous Pigs, or Letters from Abroad

1999 USD 400.00 - 600.00 USD 510.00
5

Twenty-eight volumes from the Black Cat Press

1964-84 USD 300.00 - 500.00 USD 480.00
56

Four Miniature ABC Books

1973-1994 USD 200.00 - 300.00 USD 480.00
36

Fun and Games of Childhood

1999 USD 400.00 - 600.00 USD 450.00
42

Lilliput Levee

1980 USD 400.00 - 600.00 USD 450.00
43

Little Red Riding Mouse

1999 USD 400.00 - 600.00 USD 450.00
20

Serments D'Amour - nineteen copies

[c.1953] USD 700.00 - 1,000.00 USD 420.00
23

Thirty-three miniature books from various publishers

Various dates USD 300.00 - 500.00 USD 420.00
30

The Adventures of Toad

1999 USD 400.00 - 600.00 USD 420.00
39

Knights Of The Realm

1999 USD 400.00 - 600.00 USD 420.00
40

The Lady of Shallot

1993 USD 400.00 - 600.00 USD 420.00
121 Schwartzott, Carol

Two Miniature Books from Carol Schwartzott

1993 & 2020 USD 200.00 - 300.00 USD 420.00
17

Miniature Koran

[c.1950s] USD 200.00 - 300.00 USD 390.00
25

Forty-five small and miniature miscellaneous volumes

Various dates USD 200.00 - 300.00 USD 390.00
24

Twenty-two miniature books from various publishers

Various dates USD 200.00 - 300.00 USD 360.00
  • <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.
  • <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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