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Potter and Potter Auctions: Fine Books and Manuscripts

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Auction Name Fine Books and Manuscripts Total Sales (USD) 1,004,738.00
Auction Date 10/20/2022 - 10/20/2022 Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 521,200.00
Sale Number #1142 High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 764,750.00
Total Lots 587
Sold Lots 537 Low Estimate of All Lots (USD) 679,700.00
% of Lots Sold 91.48% High Estimate of All Lots (USD) 979,650.00
Unsold Lots 50 Total Sales as a % of High Est. 102.56%

Top twenty-five by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
44 [SHACKLETON, Ernest (1874–1922)]. –– BROWNING, Robert (1812–1889)

Poetical Works of...

1906 USD 40,000.00 - 60,000.00 USD 96,000.00
234 ARISTOTLE (384–322 B.C.E.)

Opera, in Greek, parts one and two only: Organon and Natural Philosophy I. Edited by Aldus and others.

1495– 1498 USD 20,000.00 - 30,000.00 USD 45,600.00
365 [CLEMENS, Samuel Langhorne (“Mark Twain”), Theodore Roosevelt, Andrew Carnegie, et al].

Liber Scriptorum.

1893 USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD 43,200.00
121 AUDUBON, John James (1785–1851)

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

1870 USD 30,000.00 - 40,000.00 USD 36,000.00
364 CLEMENS, Samuel Langhorne (“Mark Twain”) (1835–1910)

The Writings of…

1899–1900 USD 12,000.00 - 16,000.00 USD 28,800.00
382 CROWLEY, Aleister (1875–1947)

The Winged Beetle.

1910 USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD 26,400.00
379 CROWLEY, Aleister (1875–1947)

Liber XXI: Khing Kang King, the Classic of Purity.

1938 USD 6,000.00 - 8,000.00 USD 24,000.00
63 COOK, James, Capt. (1728–1779)

[Collected Voyages]. First and Second Voyages:

1773, 1777 USD 14,000.00 - 18,000.00 USD 19,200.00
62 COOK, James, Capt. (1728–1779)

[Collected Voyages].

1773 USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00 USD 18,000.00
43 [SHACKLETON, Ernest H. (1874–1922)]. –– THOMSON, John and John NEWLANDS, photographers (fl. 1905–08)

A real photograph postcard signed by the explorer.

ca. 1908 USD 1,500.00 - 2,500.00 USD 16,800.00
272 [KELMSCOTT PRESS]. SHAKESPEARE, William (1564–1616)

The Poems of... Edited by Frederick S. Ellis.

1893 USD 12,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD 16,800.00
101 [ABOLITION – WOMEN’S RIGHTS]. GRIMKÉ, Sarah Moore (1792–1873) and Angelina (1805–1879)

An Address to Free Colored Americans [and] An Appeal to the Women of the Nominally Free States.

1837 USD 300.00 - 500.00 USD 15,600.00
377 CROWLEY, Aleister (1875–1947)

The Book of Thoth: A Short Essay on the Tarot of the Egyptians, being The Equinox Volume III No. V.

1944 USD 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 USD 15,000.00
76 LA PEROUSE, Jean Francois de Galaup, comte de (1741–c. 1790)

Atlas du Voyage...

1797 USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 14,400.00
89 PURCHAS, Samuel (1575?–1626)

Purchas his Pilgrimage. Or Relations of the World and the Religions Observed in All Ages and Places discovered, from the Creation unto this Present. In Foure Parts.

1614 USD 12,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD 14,400.00
97 VANCOUVER, George, Capt. (1757–1798)

A Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific Ocean, and Round the World.

1798 USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 14,400.00
1 AMUNDSEN, Roald (1872–1928)

Sydpolen: Den Norske Sydpolsfaerd med Fram 1910–1912.

1912 USD 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 USD 13,200.00
26 LONDON, Jack (1876–1916)

The Call of the Wild.

1905 USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD 13,200.00
135

[CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION]. The Empire of Brazil at the Universal Exhibition of 1876 in Philadelphia.

1876 USD 300.00 - 500.00 USD 13,200.00
185 [MAP]. FRY, Joshua (1699–1754) and Peter JEFFERSON (1708–1757)

A Map of the Most Inhabited Part of Virginia containing the whole Province of Maryland with Part of Pensilvania, New Jersey, and North Carolina.

1775 USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD 13,200.00
81 [MAP]. LINSCHOTEN, Jan Huygen van (1563–1611)

Delineatio Orarum Maritimarum...

1598 USD 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 USD 10,200.00
122 AUDUBON, John James (1785–1851) –– BACHMAN, John, Rev. (1790–1874)

The Quadrupeds of North America.

1870 USD 7,000.00 - 9,000.00 USD 9,000.00
188 [MAP – MICHIGAN]. –– [MITCHELL, Samuel Augustus (1790–1868)]. –– YOUNG, James Hamilton.

The Tourist’s Pocket Map of Michigan.

1836 USD 2,500.00 - 3,500.00 USD 8,400.00
249 HOLINSHED, Raphael (1529–1580)

[The Chronicles]. The First and Second volumes of Chronicles [-Third Volume...],

1587 USD 1,500.00 - 2,500.00 USD 8,125.00
75 KRUSENSTERN, Adam Johann von (1770–1846)

Voyage Round the World, in the Years 1803, 1804, 1805, & 1806 by order of His Imperial Majesty Alexander the First, on board the Ships Nadeshda and Neva...

1813 USD 6,000.00 - 8,000.00 USD 7,800.00
  • <center><b>California International Antiquarian Book Fair<br>February 10-12, 2023<br>Pasadena Convention Center<br> abaa.org/cabookfair
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    <center><b>California International Antiquarian Book Fair<br>February 10-12, 2023<br>Pasadena Convention Center<br> abaa.org/cabookfair
    <center><b>California International Antiquarian Book Fair<br>February 10-12, 2023<br>Pasadena Convention Center<br> abaa.org/cabookfair
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  • <b><center>Swann Auction Galleries<br>View Our Record Breaking Results</b>
    <b>Swann:</b> Gideon Welles, <i>Extensive archive of personal and family papers of Lincoln’s Secretary of the Navy,</i> 1791-1914. Sold September 29 — $281,000.
    <b>Swann:</b> Charles Addams, <i>Rock Climbers,</i> cartoon for <i>The New Yorker,</i> watercolor, ink and gouache, 1954. Sold December 15 — $37,500.
    <b>Swann:</b> Charlotte Brontë, <i>Jane Eyre. An Autobiography. Edited by Currer Bell,</i> three volumes, first edition, 1847. Sold June 16, 2022 — $23,750.
    <b>Swann:</b> Geoffrey Chaucer, <i>The Workes of Geffray Chaucer Newlye Printed,</i> London, 1542. Sold October 13 — $106,250.
    <b><center>Swann Auction Galleries<br>View Our Record Breaking Results</b>
    <b>Swann:</b> Dorothea Lange, <i>Migrant Mother, Nipomo, California (Destitute pea pickers in California. Mother of seven children. Age 32),</i> silver print, 1936. Sold October 20 — $305,000.
    <b>Swann:</b> George Washington, Autograph Document Signed, with two manuscript plat maps in holograph, 1751. Sold October 27 — $37,500.
    <b>Swann:</b> Winfred Rembert, <i>Winfred Rembert and Class of 1959,</i> dye on carved & tooled leather, 1999. Sold October 6 — $233,000.
    <b>Swann:</b> M.C. Escher, <i>Relativity,</i> lithograph, 1953. Sold November 3 — $81,250.
  • <b><center>Sotheby’s<br>Original Film Posters<br>27 January - 10 February 2023</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jan. 27-Feb. 10:</b> Vertigo (1958), poster, US. The ultimate poster on this classic Hitchcock title, one of three known examples. £40,000 to £60,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jan. 27-Feb. 10:</b> Lawrence of Arabia (1962), roadshow poster, US. £8,000 to £12,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jan. 27-Feb. 10:</b> Star Wars (1977), style C poster, printer's proof, US. £7,000 to £10,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jan. 27-Feb. 10:</b> The Navigator/ La Croisiere du Navigator (1924), re-release poster (1931), French. £5,000 to £8,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jan. 27-Feb. 10:</b> Bullitt (1968), special test poster, US. £3,000 to £5,000.
  • <b>Old World Auctions (Feb 8):</b> Lot 817. Bellin's complete five-volume maritime atlas with 581 maps & plates (1764). $24,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Old World Auctions (Feb 8):</b> Lot 325. An early and important map of the Republic of Texas (1837). $11,000 to $14,000.
    <b>Old World Auctions (Feb 8):</b> Lot 45. De Bry's early map of North Pole depicting Willem Barentsz' expedition (1601). $3,500 to $4,250.
    <b>Old World Auctions (Feb 8):</b> Lot 154. Poignant map of the United States documenting lynchings (1931). $250 to $325.
    <b>Old World Auctions (Feb 8):</b> Lot 457. Extremely rare matching set of pro-German propaganda from WWI (1914). $2,000 to $2,400.
    <b>Old World Auctions (Feb 8):</b> Lot 815. Homann's world atlas featuring 110 maps in contemporary color (1751). $14,000 to $16,000.
    <b>Old World Auctions (Feb 8):</b> Lot 60. Miniature pocket globe based on Herman Moll (1785). $3,500 to $4,500.
    <b>Old World Auctions (Feb 8):</b> Lot 8. Visscher's rare carte-a-figures world map (1652). $14,000 to $16,000.
    <b>Old World Auctions (Feb 8):</b> Lot 158. Matching satirical maps of the US by McCandlish: "Ration Map" & "Bootlegger's Map" (1944). $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Old World Auctions (Feb 8):</b> Lot 820. One of the finest English atlases of the early 19th century (1808). $4,750 to $6,000.
    <b>Old World Auctions (Feb 8):</b> Lot 59. Important milestone in preparation for 1969 moon landing (1963). $750 to $900.
    <b>Old World Auctions (Feb 8):</b> Lot 805. Superb bible leaf with image of crucifixion of Jesus with gilt highlights (1518). $800 to $950.
  • <center><b>Potter & Potter Auctions<br>Fine Books & Manuscripts,<br>including Americana<br>February 16, 2023</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter, Feb. 16:</b> [KELMSCOTT PRESS]. CHAUCER, Geoffrey. <i>The Works…now newly imprinted.</i> Edited by F.S. Ellis. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1896. $100,000 to $125,000.
    <b>Potter & Potter, Feb. 16:</b> [EINSTEIN, Albert (1879–1955)]. –– ORLIK, Emil (1870–1932), artist. Lithograph signed (“Albert Einstein”). N.p., 1928. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Potter & Potter, Feb. 16:</b> TOLKIEN, John Ronald Reuel. <i>[The Lord of the Rings trilogy:] The Fellowship of the Ring.</i> 1954. –– <i>The Two Towers.</i> 1954. –– <i>The Return of the King.</i> 1955. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Potter & Potter, Feb. 16:</b> CLEMENS, Samuel Langhorne ("Mark Twain") and Charles Dudley WARNER. <i>The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today.</i> Hartford and Chicago, 1873. $6,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Potter & Potter, Feb. 16:</b> LOVECRAFT, Howard Phillips. <i>Beyond the Wall of Sleep.</i> Collected by August Derleth and Donald Wandrei. Sauk City, WI: Arkham House, 1943. $2,000 to $3,000.
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