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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
  • <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>Including Americana<br>Live and Online<br>June 23, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Jun. 23:</b> [SUPREME COURT JUSTICES]. A very extensive collection of 203 letters, documents and signatures. A COMPLETE COLLECTION OF THE SUPREME COURT JUSTICES, JOHN JAY THROUGH WILLIAM REHNQUIST. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Jun. 23:</b> ZATTA, Antonio. <i>Atlante Novissimo.</i> Venice: Antonio Zatta, 1775-1785. ONE OF THE FINEST WORLD ATLASES issued in Italy in the 18th century. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Jun. 23:</b> [CHICAGO HISTORY] -- [COLUMBUS, Christopher]. Monumental historiated and embroidered panel of the MADE FOR THE 1893 COLUMBIAN EXHIBITION IN CHICAGO. $12,000 to $18,000.
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    <b>Hindman Auctions, Jun. 23:</b> [MONASTERY HILL BINDING]. AINSWORTH, William Harrison. <i>Historical Romances.</i> Philadelphia, n.d. A fine early exhibition binding by the Monastery Hill Bindery. $6,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Jun. 23:</b> [ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM]. New York: Tiber Press, [1960]. 4 volumes. LIMITED EDITION, number 119 of 200 COPIES, EACH SIGNED BY THE POET AND ARTIST. $6,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Jun. 23:</b> GRATIANUS, the Canonist. <i>Decretum.</i> Venedig: Petrus de Plasiis, 25 January 1483. Second quarto edition. FIRST PAGE ILLUMINATED BY A CONTEMPORARY ARTIST. $4,000 to $6,000.
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    <b>Hindman Auctions, Jun. 23:</b> [ABOLITIONISTS]. <i>William Lloyd Garrison. The Story of his Life.</i> New York, 1885. ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS FROM SEVERAL NOTABLE ABOLITIONISTS neatly bound in throughout. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Jun. 23:</b> ANSON, George. <i>A Voyage round the World, In the Years 1740... 1744.</i> London: John and Paul Knapton for the author, 1748. FIRST EDITION. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Jun. 23:</b> Blank railroad ledger, "Compagnie des Chemins de fer de l'Ouest" (spine title). N.p., 1909. A MONUMENTAL 20th-CENTURY ART NOUVEAU BINDING. $1,000 to $1,500.
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    <b>Hindman Auctions, Jun. 23:</b> [MINIATURE ROOM] -- [FLEMING, John (1910-1987)]. Miniature of his 57th Street Library and Gallery. JOHN F. FLEMING'S BARONIAL 57TH STREET GALLERY. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Jun. 23:</b> [SANGORSKI & SUTCLIFFE BINDING]. CHESTERTON, G.K. <i>Five Types: A Book of Essays.</i> London, 1910. LIMITED EDITION, number 3 of 30 copies on vellum SIGNED BY GEORGE SUTCLIFFE. $400 to $500.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Jun. 23:</b> [KELMSCOTT PRESS]. <i>When Adam Delved and Eve Span....</i> [Ancoats Brotherhood, 1894-5]. LIMITED EDITION, one of 250 copies printed. $500 to $700.
  • <b>Koller International Auctions: Books [and] Manuscripts & Autographs. June 15, 2020</b>
    <b>Koller, Jun. 15:</b> INCUNABULA -Fridolin, Stephan. <i>Schatzbehalter.</i> With 96 (including 5 repeated) full-page text woodcuts. Nürnberg, 1491.<br>€ 39 470 / 57 020
    <b>Koller, Jun. 15:</b> Kokoschka, Oskar. <i>Die Träumenden Knaben (The Dreaming Boys).</i> With 11 original lithographs. Vienne, 1908.<br>€ 35 090 / 52 630
    <b>Koller, Jun. 15:</b> Third Bessarion Master (active in Lombard in the third quarter of the 15th century). Leaf from a gradual, 1455-60.<br>€ 21 930 / 30 700
    <b>Koller, Jun. 15:</b> Picasso, Pablo - Delgado, José alias Pepe Illo. <i>La Tauromaquia o arte de torear.</i> With 26 original aquatints and 1 original etching by Picasso.<br>€ 21 930 / 35 090
    <b>Koller International Auctions: Books [and] Manuscripts & Autographs. June 15, 2020</b>
    <b>Koller, Jun. 15:</b> Linschoten, Jan Huygen van. <i>Itinerario, Voyage ofte Schipvaert naer Oost ofte Portugaels Indien…</i> Amsterdam, 1595.<br>€ 17 540 / 26 320
    <b>Koller, Jun. 15:</b> CHILDREN’S BOOKS - Meggendorfer, Lothar. <i>Nah und Fern. Ein Tierbilderbuch zum Ziehen.</i> With 8 coloured, lithographed plates.<br>€ 530 / 790
    <b>Koller, Jun. 15:</b> DANSE MACABRE - Bille, Edmond. <i>Une Danse macabre.</i> With 20 coloured woodcuts. Lausanne, 1919. Large folio.<br>€ 610 / 880
    <b>Koller, Jun. 15:</b> Dexel, Walter. A collection of 7 invitation cards from the Kunstverein Jena, each typographically designed by W. Dexel. Jena, 1924-1928. Each 10.5 x 14.8 cm.<br>€ 530 / 790
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Abraham Lincoln, Emancipation Proclamation by the President of the United States, pamphlet, 1862. Sold May 7 for $11,875.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Family papers of the distinguished Ruby-Jackson family, Portland, Maine, 1853-1961. Sold May 7 for $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> E. Simms Campbell, A Night-Club Map of Harlem, in inaugural issue of Manhattan, 1933. Sold May 7 for $27,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Papers of the comedian Nipsey Russell, including a letter from MLK, 1929-2000. Sold May 7 for $17,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Edmonia Lewis, prominent sculptor, carte-de-visite by Henry Rocher, c. 1866-71. Sold May 7 for $5,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> The Black Panther: Black Community News Service, 44 issues, San Francisco, 1967-1971. Sold May 7 for $6,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Ernest Withers, I Am A Man, Sanitation Workers Strike, silver print, 1968. Sold May 7 for $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> March For Freedom Now!, poster for a protest on the 1960 Republican Convention. Sold May 7 for $17,500.
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