• Bonhams, June 15-25: 18th Century American Sea Captain's Journals of Voyages to Hawaii, China, and South America. $35,000 - $45,000
    Bonhams, June 15-25: Admiral Richard E. Byrd's Autograph Diary from Bolling Advance Base, Winter 1934. $40,000 - $60,000
    Bonhams, June 15-25: Thoreau, Henry David. Walden; Or, Life in the Woods. Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1854. $4,000 - $6,000
    Bonhams, June 15-25: Cellarius, Andreas. Harmonia macrocosmica seu atlas universalis et novus, totius universi creati cosmographiam generalem, et novam exhibens. $20,000 - $30,000
    Bonhams, June 15-25: Nobelist George Stigler's Copy of Ricardo's Classic on the Science of Economics. $20,000 - $30,000
    Bonhams, June 15-25: Histoire charmante de l'adolescente sucre d'amour. Paris: F. L. Schmied, 1927. $15,000 - $20,000
    Bonhams, June 15-25: Fine Copy of Walras's Classic on the Theory of Marginal Utility. $12,000 - $18,000
    Bonhams, June 15-25: Arion Press Moby Dick. Melville, Herman. $8,000 - $12,000
    Bonhams, June 15-25: Venegas, Miguel. Noticia de la California, y desu conquista temporal, y espiritual hasta el tiempo presente. $7,000 - $9,000
    Bonhams, June 15-25: Carelton Watkins, Yosemite and the West. Portfolio of 21 imperial albumen prints. $6,000 - $9,000
    Bonhams, June 15-25: An Unpublished Archive of Thornton Wilder Correspondence to F.J. O'Neil. $6,000 - $9,000
    Bonhams, June 15-25: Vesalius, Andreas. 1514-1564. Suorum de humani corporis fabrica librorum epitome. $100,000 - $150,000
  • Bonhams, June 25: Vesalius, Andreas. 1514-1564. De humani corporis fabrica libri septem. $200,000 - $300,000
    Bonhams, June 25: Gersdorff, Hans Von. 1455-1529. Feldtbuch der wundartzney. $40,000 - $60,000
    Bonhams, June 25: Pare, Ambroise. C.1509-1590. La Methode Curative des Playes, et Fractures de la Teste humaine. Avec les pourtraits des Instruments necessaires pour la curation d'icelles. $25,000 - $30,000
    Bonhams, June 25: Reisch, Gregor. 1470-1525. Margarita Philosophica. $20,000 - $30,000
    Bonhams, June 25: Bright, Richard. 1789-1858. Reports of Medical Cases, Selected with a View of Illustrating the Symptoms and Cure of Diseases by a Reference to Morbid Anatomy. $12,000 - $18,000
    Bonhams, June 25: Berengario da Carpi, Giacomo. C. 1460-1530. Tractatus de fractura calve sive cranei. $10,000 - $15,000
    Bonhams, June 25: Vicq D'Azyr, Felix. 1748-1794. Traite d'antomie et de physiologie. $8,000 - $12,000
    Bonhams, June 25: Croce, Giovanni Andrea Della. 1509?-1775. Chirurgia libri septem... $8,000 - $12,000
    Bonhams, June 25: Bruno Da Longburgo. 1200-1286. La cyrogia di Maistro Bruno: Expertissimo in quella. Tradutta in vulgare. $8,000 - $12,000
    Bonhams, June 25: Schwann, Theodor. 1810-1882. Mikroskopische Untersuchungen uber die Ubereinstimmung in der Struktur und dem Wachsthum der Thiere und Pflanzen. $8,000 - $12,000
    Bonhams, June 25: Cowper, William. 1666-1709. The Anatomy of Humane Bodies, with Figures Drawn after the Life… $6,000 - $9,000
    Bonhams, June 25: Bidloo, Govard. 1649-1713. Anatomia humani corporis, centum & quinque tabulis, per artificiossis. G. de Lairesse ad vivum delineatis. $6,000 - $9,000
  • Case Antiques
    2024 Summer Fine Art & Antiques
    July 6-7, 2024
    Case Antiques, July 6-7: Audubon Birds of America, 1st Octavo Edition; 5 vols plus Journals, ex. J.J. Pringle. $4,000 to $4,800.
    Case Antiques, July 6-7: American Ornithology Plates Folio in 2 Vols, A. Wilson and C. Bonaparte. $3,400 to $3,800.
    Case Antiques, July 6-7: 23 CP Railroad Photographs c. 1883 by O.B. Buell. $1,800 to $2,200.
    Case Antiques
    2024 Summer Fine Art & Antiques
    July 6-7, 2024
    Case Antiques, July 6-7: Cormac McCarthy, Signed 1st Editions, The Passenger & Stella Maris Box Set. $1,700 to $1,800.
    Case Antiques, July 6-7: Oliver Buell Cabinet Photograph, Chief Crowfoot. $1,400 to $1,800.
    Case Antiques, July 6-7: Colton's Atlas of the World, 1856, in Two Volumes; plus Africa / Mahdist War Map. $1,000 to $1,200.
    Case Antiques
    2024 Summer Fine Art & Antiques
    July 6-7, 2024
    Case Antiques, July 6-7: 1805 Thomas Jefferson Inaugural Speech. $1,000 to $1,200.
    Case Antiques, July 6-7: Barflies and Cocktails, Harry McElhone, First Edition Mixology Book. $1,000 to $1,200.
    Case Antiques, July 6-7: 1861 U. S. Grant Broadside Proclamation, Paducah, KY. $1,000 to $1,200.
    Case Antiques
    2024 Summer Fine Art & Antiques
    July 6-7, 2024
    Case Antiques, July 6-7: 2 John Overton Signed Letters, 1803, re: TN Statehood. $800 to $900.
    Case Antiques, July 6-7: Simon Wastell "Microbiblion or The Bibles Epitome: in Verse" 1629. $600 to $700.
    Case Antiques, July 6-7: Thomas Lewis Family Letter Archive; Boston, Massachusetts. $400 to $500.
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Freemans: Books and Manuscripts: Rare Americana

Auction Reports

Auction Name Books and Manuscripts: Rare Americana Total Sales (USD) 2,726,424.00
Auction Date November 15, 2022 - November 15, 2022 Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 1,207,300.00
Sale Number #1747 High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 1,815,700.00
Total Lots 24
Sold Lots 20 Low Estimate of All Lots (USD) 1,377,300.00
% of Lots Sold 83.33% High Estimate of All Lots (USD) 2,067,700.00
Unsold Lots 4 Total Sales as a % of High Est. 131.86%

Top twenty-five by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
14 Washington, George, and (Thomas Jefferson)

Autograph Letter, signed

September 18, 1787. USD 1,000,000.00 - 1,500,000.00 USD 2,389,500.00
16

The Pennsylvania Herald, and General Advertiser

Thursday, September 20, 1787. USD 100,000.00 - 150,000.00 USD 126,000.00
21 [Jefferson, Thomas] Mattoon, Ebenezer

Group of 3 Autograph Letters, signed

February 6, 17, and 18, 1801. USD 15,000.00 - 25,000.00 USD 35,280.00
8 (Aitken, Robert)

The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments: Newly translated out of the Original Tongues; and with the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised

1781-1782. USD 20,000.00 - 30,000.00 USD 30,240.00
17 [Washington, George]

Gazette of the United States

Wednesday, October 7, 1789. USD 20,000.00 - 30,000.00 USD 25,200.00
9 Greene, Nathanael

Autograph letter, signed

June 25, 1781. USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 18,900.00
4 Tyler, Benjamin Owen

In Congress, July 4th. 1776 The Unanimous Declaration of the thirteen United States of America.

1818 USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 12,600.00
7 Greene, Nathanael

Letter, signed

November, 15, 1779. USD 1,500.00 - 2,500.00 USD 12,600.00
11 Greene, Nathanael

Autograph Draft Letter, signed

January 9, 1781 but, 1782. USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 9,450.00
19 [Hamilton, Alexander, and Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, et al.]

131 Issues of the Gazette of the United States

Saturday, June 2, 1792-Saturday, September 14, 1793 USD 6,000.00 - 9,000.00 USD 9,450.00
1 Adams, Samuel

Partially-Printed Province of the Massachusetts Bay Bond

August 9, 1773. USD 6,000.00 - 9,000.00 USD 8,820.00
3 [Revere, Paul]

Partially-printed Colony of the Massachusetts Bay bond

June 22, 1775. USD 5,000.00 - 8,000.00 USD 8,820.00
24 Lincoln, Abraham

Partially-Printed Document, signed

October 15th, 1861. USD 5,000.00 - 8,000.00 USD 8,190.00
13 [Washington, George] Greene, Nathanael

Autograph Draft Letter, signed

August 29, 1784. USD 6,000.00 - 9,000.00 USD 7,560.00
12 Greene, Nathanael

Autograph letter, signed

October 25, 1783. USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 6,930.00
6 Ward, Joseph

Autograph Letter, signed

March 13th, 1778. USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 6,300.00
2 [Revere, Paul]

Colony of the Massachusetts Bay 20 Shilling Note

May 25, 1775. USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 3,276.00
10 (Greene, Nathanael)

Manuscript Letter

December 9, 1781. USD 800.00 - 1,200.00 USD 3,024.00
20 [Washington, George]

Order of Performances

ca. January 9, 1800. USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 2,772.00
23 [Taylor, Zachary]

President Taylor's Inaugural Address

ca. 1849. USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 1,512.00
  • Sotheby’s, June 26: Poe, Edgar Allan. Tamerlane — the most poignant rarity in American literature. 400,000 - 600,000 USD
    Sotheby’s, June 26: The Declaration of Independence. "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal..." 2,500,000 - 5,000,000 USD
    Sotheby’s, June 26: William Blake. “Poems with very wild and interesting pictures” 1,200,000 - 1,800,000 USD
    Sotheby’s, June 26: Thomas Taylor [artist]. The original cover art for Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. 400,000 - 600,000 USD
  • Finarte, July 4-5: FERMI, ENRICO. Letters, 1923. €30,000 to €40,000.
    Finarte, July 4-5: ALIGHIERI, DANTE. The comedy, 1477. €45,000 to €50,000.
    Finarte, July 4-5: ALIGHIERI, DANTE. The Comedy [Commentary by Christophorus Landinus]. Addition: Marsilius Ficinus, Ad Dantem gratulatio [in Latin and Italian], 1487. €40,000 to €60,000.
    Finarte, July 4-5: ASTRONOMIA - CALENDARIO - REGIOMONTANUS, JOHANNES (MÜLLER, JOHANN, OF KÖNIGSBERG) Kalendarium, 1483. €5,000 to €7,000.
    Finarte, July 4-5: CATERINA II DI RUSSIA, Parchment diploma granted by Catherine II of Russia, 1778. €15,000 to €20,000.
    Finarte, July 4-5: VICO, GIAMBATTISTA New Science Principles, 1725.
  • Freeman’s | Hindman, June 25: [Keats, John] Spenser, Edmund: The Works of that Famous English Poet, Mr. Edmond Spenser. $50,000 - $80,000.
    Freeman’s | Hindman, June 25: (Walton, Izaak): The Compleat Angler or the Contemplative man's Recreation. Being a Discourse of Fish and Fishing. $30,000 - $50,000.
    Freeman’s | Hindman, June 25: Thomas, Gabriel: An Historical and Geographical Account of the Province and Country of Pensilvania; and of West-New-Jersey in America. $25,000 - $35,000.
    Freeman’s | Hindman, June 25: [Carroll, Lewis]: The Game of Alice in Wonderland. $2,000 - $3,000.
    Freeman’s | Hindman, June 25: Athias, Joseph, et al.: Biblia Hebraica. $7,000 - $10,000.
    Freeman’s | Hindman, June 25: [Warhol, Andy, and Jens Quistgaard] Dansk Designs Salesman's Presentation Catalogue. $2,500 - $3,500.
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