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Swann Galleries: Printed & Manuscript Americana

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Auction Name Printed & Manuscript Americana Total Sales (USD) 1,109,257.00
Auction Date 11/25/2014 - 11/25/2014 Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 563,170.00
Sale Number #2368 High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 837,330.00
Total Lots 384
Sold Lots 335 Low Estimate of All Lots (USD) 590,770.00
% of Lots Sold 87.24% High Estimate of All Lots (USD) 878,530.00
Unsold Lots 49 Total Sales as a % of High Est. 126.26%

Top twenty-five by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
23 [Paine, Thomas.]

The American Crisis.

1776-77 USD 120,000.00 - 180,000.00 USD 125,000.00
24 Russell, Thomas.

Letter copy book of a Boston merchant during the war.

1777 to 1781 USD 12,000.00 - 18,000.00 USD 75,000.00
96 Martin, Luther.

The Genuine Information, Delivered to the Legislature of the State of Maryland, Relative to the Proceedings of the General Convention.

1788 USD 12,000.00 - 18,000.00 USD 70,000.00
18

The Invitation of the Continental Congress, to their Brethren who are Sons of Liberty and Seamen, to Engage in the Defence of the Liberties of America.

1775; 1776 USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00 USD 62,500.00
192

The Book of Mormon: An Account Written by the Hand of Mormon, upon Plates Taken from the Plates of Nephi.

1830 USD 40,000.00 - 60,000.00 USD 62,500.00
93 [Goodrich, Josiah.]

Manuscript diary of a lieutenant at Ticonderoga.

1759; 1798 USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00 USD 47,500.00
54 Shitai, Liang (also known as See Tay); photographer.

Photograph of Ulysses S. Grant and the Chinese general Li Hongzhang.

1879 USD 2,500.00 - 3,500.00 USD 18,750.00
193

The Book of Mormon.

1837 USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 18,750.00
301 [Cogswell, Milton?]

Diary of an officer on Macomb's Exploring Expedition.

1859 USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00 USD 18,750.00
105 Stone, William J.; engraver.

In Congress, July 4, 1776.

circa 1833 USD 12,000.00 - 18,000.00 USD 17,500.00
196 Young, Ann Eliza (Webb).

Letter from an ex-wife of Brigham Young.

1881 USD 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 USD 16,250.00
200 [Schimonsky, Stanislas W.Y.]

The Omaha and Ottoe Mission at Bellevue from the East.

circa 1855 USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 16,250.00
94 Mathews, Alfred E.

Canyon City, Colorado, and its Surroundings.

1870 USD 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 USD 13,750.00
139 Noah, Mordecai.

Discourse on the Restoration of the Jews.

1845 USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 13,750.00
195 Weed, Thurlow.

Letter describing Joseph Smith's hunt for a printer of the first Book of Mormon.

1881 USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 13,750.00
331 Siguenza y Gongora, Carlos de.

Libra Astronomica, y Philosophica.

1690 USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00 USD 12,500.00
203

Four generations of diaries, letters, and account books from the Hurd family.

1816-1943 USD 1,500.00 - 2,500.00 USD 12,350.00
188 Kendall, George W.; and Carl Nebel.

The War between the United States and Mexico Illustrated.

1851 USD 12,000.00 - 18,000.00 USD 11,875.00
68

Secession of the State of Mississippi from the Federal Union .

1861 USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD 11,250.00
216 Meigs, Henry.

Informal Proceedings kept as secretary of the American Institute of the City of New York.

1845-60 USD 2,500.00 - 3,500.00 USD 11,250.00
25 Thornton, Matthew.

In Provincial Congress, Exeter .

1775 USD 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 USD 10,400.00
71

Archive of correspondence of the Iowa Sanitary Commission, many by agent Annie Wittenmyer in the field.

1861-64 USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 9,375.00
125 Smith, Adam.

An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.

1789 USD 7,000.00 - 10,000.00 USD 8,450.00
276

Group of 4 substantial letters to Continental Congress member David Howell.

1783-86 USD 2,500.00 - 3,500.00 USD 8,125.00
343

Archive of Elizabeth Turner Miller's two extended tours of the Mayan ruins.

1940-43 USD 1,500.00 - 2,500.00 USD 8,125.00
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    <b>Swann:</b> Louisa May Alcott, autograph letter signed, 1868. Sold June 2 — $23,750.
    <b>Swann:</b> Anne Bradstreet, <i>Several Poems Compiled with Great Variety of Wit and Learning, full of Delight,</i> Boston, 1758. Sold June 2 — $21,250.
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    <b>Swann:</b> John Bachmann, <i>Panorama of the Seat of War,</i> New York, 1861-62. Sold June 23 — $35,000.
    <b>Swann:</b> Charlotte Bronte, <i>Jane Eyre,</i> first edition, London, 1847. Sold June 16 — $23,750.
    <b>Swann:</b> Elihu Vedder, <i>Simple Simon, His Book,</i> 1913. Sold June 9 — $12,350.
    <b>Swann:</b> Frederick Catherwood, <i>Views of Ancient Monuments in Central America, Chiapas and Yucatan,</i> London, 1844. Sold April 7 — $37,500.
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