• <b><center>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>and Works on paper<br>Thursday 29th September 2022</b>
    <b>Forum, Sep. 29:</b> South America.- Conquest of Peru.- Cieza De León (Pedro de). <i>Parte primera de la chronica del Peru,</i> first edition, Seville, Martín de Montesdoca, 1553. £50,000 to £70,000.
    <b>Forum, Sep. 29:</b> Asia.- Mandeville (Sir John). <i>Tractato bellissimo delle piu maravigliose cose & piu motabile che sitrovino nelle parte delmondo,</i> Florence, [Lorenzo Morgiani], 1496-99. £40,000 to £60,000.
    <b>Forum, Sep. 29:</b> Bible leaf, Latin. Single leaf from the Gutenberg Bible, [Mainz], [Johann Gutenberg & Johann Fust], [c.1454/55]. £40,000 to £60,000.
    <b><center>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>and Works on paper<br>Thursday 29th September 2022</b>
    <b>Forum, Sep. 29:</b> Publicius (Jacobus). <i>Ars oratoria. Ars epistolandi. Ars memorativa,</i> first edition, Venice, Erhard Ratdolt, 1482. £40,000 to £60,000.
    <b>Forum, Sep. 29:</b> Biblia Pauperum.- Single leaf from a blockbook Biblia Pauperum in Latin, from the Wiblingen copy of Schreiber's edition III, Netherlands, 1465. £25,000 to £35,000.
    <b>Forum, Sep. 29:</b> South America.- Brazil.- Steinmann (Johan Jacob). <i>Souvenirs de Rio de Janeiro,</i> Paris, chez Rittner & Goupil, 1837. £20,000 to £30,000.
    <b><center>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>and Works on paper<br>Thursday 29th September 2022</b>
    <b>Forum, Sep. 29:</b> Asia.- Polo (Marco). <i>In cui si tratta le meravigliose cose del mondo per lui vedute,</i> Venice, Matteo Pagano, 1555. £20,000 to £30,000.
    <b>Forum, Sep. 29:</b> Sir Joshua Reynolds' copy.- Donne (John). <i>Poems, by J.D. With elegies on the authors death,</i> the Joshua Reynolds-Philip Bliss copy of the first edition, Printed by M[iles]. F[lesher]. for Iohn Marriot, 1633. £20,000 to £30,000
    <b>Forum, Sep. 29:</b> Gilbert (William). <i>De Magnete,</i> first edition, Peter Short, 1600. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <b><center>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>and Works on paper<br>Thursday 29th September 2022</b>
    <b>Forum, Sep. 29:</b> Audubon (John James). <i>The Birds of America,</i> 8 vol., New York, George R. Lockwood, [c.1889]. £6,000 to £8,000.
    <b>Forum, Sep. 29:</b> Pratchett (Terry). <i>The Colour of Magic,</i> first edition, signed by the author, 1983. £5,000 to £7,000.
    <b>Forum, Sep. 29:</b> Flaubert (Gustave). <i>Trois Contes,</i> first edition, one of 100 copies on papier de Hollande, Paris, Charpentier, 1877. £5,000 to £7,000.
  • <b><center>Potter & Potter Auctions<br>Fine Books & Manuscripts<br>October 20, 2022</b></center>
    <b>Potter & Potter, Oct. 20:</b> JOYCE, James. <i>Ulysses.</i> London: John Lane the Bodley Head, 1937. PRESENTATION COPY OF THE FIRST ENGLISH EDITION PRINTED IN ENGLAND. $50,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Potter & Potter, Oct. 20:</b> [SHACKLETON, Ernest]. –– BROWNING, Robert. <i>Poetical Works of…</i> London: Smith and Elder, 1906. PRESENTED TO SHACKLETON AND THE OFFICERS OF THE NIMROD BY A MEMBER OF THE ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Potter & Potter, Oct. 20:</b> AUDUBON, John James. <i>The Birds of America, from Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories.</i> New York: George R. Lockwood, [1870]. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b><center>Potter & Potter Auctions<br>Fine Books & Manuscripts<br>October 20, 2022</b></center>
    <b>Potter & Potter, Oct. 20:</b> ARISTOTLE. Opera, in Greek, parts one and two only: Organon and Natural Philosophy I. Edited by Aldus and others. Venice: Aldus Manutius, 1 November 1495–February 1498. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Potter & Potter, Oct. 20:</b> COOK, James, Capt. [Collected Voyages]. First and Second Voyages: London: W. Strahan; and T. Cadell, 1773, 1777; Third Voyage: London: H. Hughes for G. Nicol and T. Cadell, 1785. $14,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Potter & Potter, Oct. 20:</b> CLEMENS, Samuel Langhorne (“Mark Twain”). <i>The Writings of…</i> Hartford: American Publishing Co., 1899–1900. $12,000 to $16,000.
    <b><center>Potter & Potter Auctions<br>Fine Books & Manuscripts<br>October 20, 2022</b></center>
    <b>Potter & Potter, Oct. 20:</b> [KELMSCOTT PRESS]. SHAKESPEARE, William. <i>The Poems of…</i> Edited by Frederick S. Ellis. Hammersmith: William Morris for the Kelmscott Press, 1893. $12,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Potter & Potter, Oct. 20:</b> LONDON, Jack. <i>The Call of the Wild.</i> New York: The Macmillan Company, 1905. PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY LONDON. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Potter & Potter, Oct. 20:</b> CROWLEY, Aleister (1875–1947). <i>The Winged Beetle.</i> London: privately printed, 1910. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b><center>Potter & Potter Auctions<br>Fine Books & Manuscripts<br>October 20, 2022</b></center>
    <b>Potter & Potter, Oct. 20:</b> WILDE, Oscar (“C.3.3.”). <i>The Ballad of Reading Gaol.</i> London: Leonard Smithers, January 1898. $6,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Potter & Potter, Oct. 20:</b> DRYDEN, John. <i>Fables Ancient and Modern; translated into verse from Homer, Ovid, Boccace, & Chaucer: with original poems.</i> London: John Tonson, 1700. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Potter & Potter, Oct. 20:</b> [MAP]. LINSCHOTEN, Jan Huygen van. <i>Delineatio Orarum Maritimarum…</i> London: John Wolfe, 1598. $3,000 to $4,000.
  • <center><b>One of a Kind Collectibles Auctions<br>Rare Autograph & Documents<br>September 29, 2022</b>
    <b>One of a Kind, Sep. 29:</b> John Adams Signed Ship's Passport, partly printed DS as president, signed “John Adams.”
    <b>One of a Kind, Sep. 29:</b> Extremely Rare James Garfield DS as President Appointing Revenue Service Agent.
    <b>One of a Kind, Sep. 29:</b> Babe Ruth 1939 Cooperstown cover boldly signed — with photo.
    <center><b>One of a Kind Collectibles Auctions<br>Rare Autograph & Documents<br>September 29, 2022</b>
    <b>One of a Kind, Sep. 29:</b> Incredible Harry S. Truman Kansas City Auto Club sales ledger maintained by Truman!
    <b>One of a Kind, Sep. 29:</b> Important Herbert Hoover 4 pg ALS about Chinese Gold Mining.
    <b>One of a Kind, Sep. 29:</b> Rare Calvin Coolidge ALS as President.
    <center><b>One of a Kind Collectibles Auctions<br>Rare Autograph & Documents<br>September 29, 2022</b>
    <b>One of a Kind, Sep. 29:</b> Abraham Lincoln Signed Appointment.
    <b>One of a Kind, Sep. 29:</b> Ironic John Kennedy Jr. Handwritten report on why he is accident report form when he attended Collegiate School in 1975.
    <b>One of a Kind, Sep. 29:</b> Katherine Bates Signed -“America! America! God shed his grace on thee.”
    <center><b>One of a Kind Collectibles Auctions<br>Rare Autograph & Documents<br>September 29, 2022</b>
    <b>One of a Kind, Sep. 29:</b> Apollo 11 - Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin & Michael Collins.
    <b>One of a Kind, Sep. 29:</b> Amassed Over Four Decades, an impressive 1100+ piece collection of entertainment and notables.
    <b>One of a Kind, Sep. 29:</b> Mark Twain / Samuel Clemens Signed Letter and Card.
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Sothebys: Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including Americana - Part 2 - bidstart 7/7

Auction Reports

Auction Name Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including Americana - Part 2 - bidstart 7/7 Total Sales (USD) 1,639,008.00
Auction Date 07/21/2022 - 07/21/2022 Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 846,300.00
Sale Number #N10963 High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 1,222,000.00
Total Lots 116
Sold Lots 89 Low Estimate of All Lots (USD) 1,059,700.00
% of Lots Sold 76.72% High Estimate of All Lots (USD) 1,521,300.00
Unsold Lots 27 Total Sales as a % of High Est. 107.74%

Top twenty-five by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
1060 Jefferson, Thomas

Autograph letter signed ("Th: Jefferson") as third President, to Philip Mazzei, reminiscing withthe Italian patriot who served Virginia during the Revolution

1809 USD 25,000.00 - 35,000.00 USD 201,600.00
1071 United States Senate (Bill of Rights)

Journal of the First Session of the Senate of the United States of America, Begun and Held at the City of New-York, March 4th, 1789.

1789 USD 60,000.00 - 80,000.00 USD 138,600.00
1054 Benjamin Franklin Imprints

[Conrad Beissel.] Vorspiel der Neuen-Welt welches sich in der letzten Abendroethe als ein paradisischer Lichtes-Glantz unter den Kindern gottes hervor gethan. In liebes, lobes, leidens, krafft und erfahrungs Liedern abgebildet, die gedrückte, gebückte und

1732 USD 80,000.00 - 120,000.00 USD 107,100.00
1104 Tolkien, J.R.R.

The Hobbit or There and Back Again.

1937 USD 50,000.00 - 70,000.00 USD 88,200.00
1073

(Bible in Latin) Bible, [

1455 USD 50,000.00 - 70,000.00 USD 63,000.00
1033 Gould, John

A Monograph of the Ramphastidae, or Family of Toucans.

1852-1854 USD 30,000.00 - 40,000.00 USD 56,700.00
1107 Audubon, John James

The Birds of America, From Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories.

1840-1844 USD 20,000.00 - 30,000.00 USD 50,400.00
1050 Wordsworth, William

The Miscellaneous Poems of William Wordsworth. In Four Volumes.

1820 USD 40,000.00 - 60,000.00 USD 44,100.00
1056 (Hamilton, Alexander)

[Wyndham Beawes. Lex mercatoria rediviva; or, A Complete Code of Commercial Law: Beinga General Guide to All Men in Business; Whether as Traders, Remitters,Owners, Freighters, Captains, Insurers, Brokers, Factors,Supercargoes, or Agents. With an Account o

1795 USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00 USD 44,100.00
1074

(Bible in English) The Byble, which is all the holy Scripture: In whych are contayned the Olde and Newe Testament truly and purely translated into Englysh by Thomas Matthew.

1537 USD 15,000.00 - 25,000.00 USD 44,100.00
1048 [Swift, Jonathan]

Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World. In Four Parts. By Lemuel Gulliver ...

1726 USD 20,000.00 - 30,000.00 USD 40,320.00
1120 Addams, Charles

Oh, She's Furious Because They Put Her on the Honor Roll at School

USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD 40,320.00
1027 [Defoe, Daniel]

The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York, Mariner ...

1719 USD 12,000.00 - 18,000.00 USD 37,800.00
1022 Catesby, Mark

Piscium Serpentum Insectorum Aliorumque Nonnullarum Animalium nec non plantarum quarundam imagines quas Marcus Catesby, In Posteriore Parte Splendidi Illus Operis Quo Carolinae Floridae et Bahamensium...

1777 USD 18,000.00 - 25,000.00 USD 32,760.00
1064 Mudd, Samuel

Autograph letter signed (“Saml A. Mudd”) to his brother, Jeremiah T. Mudd (“My Dear Jere”), describing life in prison

1865 USD 25,000.00 - 35,000.00 USD 30,240.00
1101 Orwell, George

Nineteen Eighty-Four.

1949 USD 7,000.00 - 8,000.00 USD 30,240.00
1062 Lincoln, Abraham

Autograph letter signed (“A. Lincoln”) as president-elect to William Seward, beseeching him to accept the appointment as Secretary of State

1860 USD 20,000.00 - 30,000.00 USD 27,720.00
1117 Trew, Christoph Jacob, and Georg Dionysius Ehret

Plantae Selectae quarum imagines ad exemplaria naturalia Londini in hortus curiosorum.

1750-1773 USD 20,000.00 - 30,000.00 USD 25,200.00
1100 Nabokov, Vladimir

Lolita.

1958 USD 7,000.00 - 10,000.00 USD 21,420.00
1106 Williams, Tennessee

Typescript with numerous additions, emendations, and deletions in pencil, of his short story "Three Players of a Summer Game"

ca. 1951–52 USD 15,000.00 - 20,000.00 USD 21,420.00
1015 Alken, Henry

A Collection of Sporting and Humourous Designs, Comprising a Variety of Entertaining Works ... Illustrative of the Manners, Customs, Sports and Pastimes of England.

1824 USD 15,000.00 - 25,000.00 USD 20,160.00
1024 [Clemens, Samuel L.]

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

1876 USD 12,000.00 - 18,000.00 USD 20,160.00
1102 Salinger, J.D.

The Catcher in the Rye.

1951 USD 16,000.00 - 20,000.00 USD 20,160.00
1072 Washington, George

Autograph letter signed twice ("Go: Washington"; "G.W.") as first President, to Senator James Ross of Pennsylvania,

1796 USD 12,000.00 - 18,000.00 USD 17,640.00
1019 Berners, [Dame Juliana]

The Gentlemans Academie: Or, The Booke of St. Albans. Containing three most exact and excellent Bookes; the first of Hawking, the second of all the proper termes of Hunting, and the last of Armorie: all compiled by Juliana Barnes, in the yere from the inc

1595 USD 6,000.00 - 8,000.00 USD 15,120.00
  • <b><center>Sotheby’s<br>Antiquarian Books<br>Including a series of views of Milan<br>September 27 to October 4</b></center>
    <b>Sotheby’s, Sep. 27 – Oct. 4:</b> Livius, Historia Romanae decades, Venice, Vindelinus de Spira, 1470, contemporary Morocco. €30,000 to €40,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Sep. 27 – Oct. 4:</b> Blaeu, Nieuw Stedeboeck van Italien (Piemont), The Hague, 1724-1725, 8 volumes, marbled calf gilt. €70,000 to €90,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Sep. 27 – Oct. 4:</b> Baysio, Rosarium decretorum, Venice, 1481, later vellum. €10,000 to €15,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Sep. 27 – Oct. 4:</b> [Niccolò da Poggibonsi], Viaggio da Venetia al santo Sepulchro, Venice, 1529, later half calf. €2,000 to €3,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Sep. 27 – Oct. 4:</b> Hieronymus, Epistole [Italian], Ferrara, 1497, blue crushed morocco with the Rocco di Torrepadula arms. €12,000 to €15,000.
  • <center><b>Swann Auction Galleries<br>Printed & Manuscript Americana<br>September 29, 2022</b>
    <b>Swann September 29:</b> Extensive archive of papers of Lincoln’s Secretary of the Navy, Gideon Welles. $60,000 to $90,000.
    <b>Swann September 29:</b> George Catlin, <i>North American Indian Portfolio,</i> 1844. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann September 29:</b> The Twenty-Four Books of the Holy Scriptures, Carefully Translated…after the Best Jewish Authorities, Philadelphia, 1853-54. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <center><b>Swann Auction Galleries<br>Printed & Manuscript Americana<br>September 29, 2022</b>
    <b>Swann September 29:</b> Wedding book of Eleanor Roosevelt’s bodyguard, Earl Miller, signed by the Roosevelts, 1932. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann September 29:</b> Textile titled <i>The Resignation of Pres’t Washington,</i> Scotland, circa 1800. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann September 29:</b> Gideon Welles, Pass for President Lincoln’s White House funeral, 1865. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann September 29:</b> Confirmation of arms and nobility in favor of the Diez y Mora family, Madrid, 1710. $2,500 to $3,500.
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