Source : Huntington1698

Source Title Literature of the West - Duplicates from the Library of Henry E. Huntington
Description An exceptional selection of material relating to the American West. This entire sale is comprised of duplicates.
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Huntington Books Sold

Duplicates of Early West Bring Nearly $30,000 in Four Days

A total of $20,924.50 was realized from the sale of early Western literature consisting of duplicates from the library of Henry E. Huntington at the Anderson Galleries. The final sale yesterday afternoon netted $5,841, with $360 the highest price for a single volume, paid by Dr. A. S. W. Rosenbach for a rare example of the early Spanish press of California, a series of papers published in Sonoma in 1837-39.

Dr. Rosenbach also paid $280 and $350 for a first and second edition of F. P. Wierzbicki's "California as It Is, as It May Be; or, A Guide to the Gold Region, one of the first books published in English in California. The same buyer paid $350 for a rare title on Oregon and the Northwest by Louis A. Tarascon, New York, 1837. E. Eberstadt paid $290 for W. Wadsworth's "The National Wagon Road Guide, San Francisco, 1858.
Total Records in AED 1015
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries, July 30:</b> Adam Smith, <i>Wealth of Nations,</i> first edition, descended from William Alexander, London, 1776. $70,000 to $90,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, July 30:</b> George Gershwin, photograph signed & inscribed with autograph musical quotation, <i>An American in Paris,</i> 1928. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, July 30:</b> Friedrich Engels, <i>The Condition of the Working Class in England,</i> first edition, NY, 1887. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, July 30:</b> <i>Bury St. Edmunds Witch Trials,</i> first edition, London, 1682. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, July 30:</b> Robert Rey, <i>Estampes,</i> complete portfolio of 12 wood engravings, Paris, 1950. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, July 30:</b> Archive of 47 letters by Enrico Caruso to a lady friend, 1906-20. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, July 30:</b> Books of Hours in Flemish, Netherlands, 15th century. $8,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, July 30:</b> Jack Kerouac, <i>Doctor Sax,</i> deluxe limited edition, signed, NY, 1959. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, July 30:</b> Walt Disney, signature on title-page of Ward Greene’s <i>Lady and the Tramp,</i> first edition, first printing. $3,000 to $4,000.
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