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Christies: The Exceptional Literature Collection of Theodore B. Baum: Part Two - bidstart 9/2

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Auction Name The Exceptional Literature Collection of Theodore B. Baum: Part Two - bidstart 9/2 Total Sales (USD) 2,949,750.00
Auction Date 09/17/2021 - 09/17/2021 Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 1,334,300.00
Sale Number #20858 High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 2,094,900.00
Total Lots 243
Sold Lots 230 Low Estimate of All Lots (USD) 1,402,100.00
% of Lots Sold 94.65% High Estimate of All Lots (USD) 2,197,100.00
Unsold Lots 13 Total Sales as a % of High Est. 134.26%

Top twenty-five by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
286 JOYCE, James (1882-1941)

Dubliners.

1914 USD 150,000.00 - 250,000.00 USD 400,000.00
287 JOYCE, James (1882-1941)

Ulysses.

1922 USD 100,000.00 - 150,000.00 USD 237,500.00
403 WOOLF, Virginia (1882-1941)

Night and Day.

1919 USD 40,000.00 - 60,000.00 USD 112,500.00
245 FITZGERALD, F. Scott (1896-1940)

The Great Gatsby.

1925 USD 30,000.00 - 50,000.00 USD 93,750.00
268 HEMINGWAY, Ernest (1899-1961)

The Sun Also Rises.

1926 USD 30,000.00 - 50,000.00 USD 87,500.00
188 BURROUGHS, Edgar Rice (1875-1950)

Tarzan of the Apes.

1914 USD 30,000.00 - 50,000.00 USD 75,000.00
385 TOLKIEN, J.R.R (1892-1973)

The Hobbit.

1937 USD 20,000.00 - 40,000.00 USD 68,750.00
213 ELIOT, T.S. (1888-1965)

The Waste Land.

1922 USD 30,000.00 - 50,000.00 USD 62,500.00
313 LEWIS, Sinclair (1885-1951)

Main Street.

1920 USD 60,000.00 - 90,000.00 USD 60,000.00
263 HAMMETT, Dashiell (1894-1961)

The Maltese Falcon.

1930 USD 30,000.00 - 50,000.00 USD 56,250.00
306 LAWRENCE, Thomas Edward (1888-1935).?

Seven Pillars of Wisdom, a triumph.

1926 USD 40,000.00 - 60,000.00 USD 52,500.00
262 HAMMETT, Dashiell (1894-1961)

Red Harvest.

1929 USD 30,000.00 - 50,000.00 USD 50,000.00
266 HEMINGWAY, Ernest (1899-1961)

in our time.

1924 USD 20,000.00 - 30,000.00 USD 40,000.00
358 RAND, Ayn (1905-1982)

The Fountainhead.

1943 USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 37,500.00
386 TOLKIEN, J.R.R (1892-1973)

The Fellowship of the Ring. [With:] – The Two Towers. [And:] – The Return of the King.

1954, 1954, 1955 USD 12,000.00 - 18,000.00 USD 37,500.00
404 WOOLF, Virginia (1882-1941)

Jacob’s Room.

1922 USD 15,000.00 - 25,000.00 USD 37,500.00
265 HEMINGWAY, Ernest (1899-1961)

Three Stories and Ten Poems.

1923 USD 18,000.00 - 25,000.00 USD 35,000.00
406 WOOLF, Virginia (1882-1941)

To the Lighthouse.

1927 USD 10,000.00 - 20,000.00 USD 35,000.00
247 FITZGERALD, F. Scott (1896-1940)

Tender is the Night.

1934 USD 15,000.00 - 20,000.00 USD 30,000.00
221 FAULKNER, William (1897-1962)

The Sound and the Fury.

1929 USD 12,000.00 - 18,000.00 USD 27,500.00
405 WOOLF, Virginia (1882-1941)

Mrs Dalloway.

1925 USD 15,000.00 - 25,000.00 USD 27,500.00
256 GRAHAME, Kenneth (1859-1932)

The Wind in the Willows.

1908 USD 25,000.00 - 35,000.00 USD 25,000.00
285 JOYCE, James (1882-1941)

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.

1916 USD 18,000.00 - 25,000.00 USD 22,500.00
307 LE CARRÉ, John (1931-2020)

Call for the Dead.

1961 USD 7,000.00 - 9,000.00 USD 22,500.00
218 FAULKNER, William (1897-1962)

Soldier's Pay.

1926 USD 18,000.00 - 25,000.00 USD 21,250.00
  • <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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