University Archives: Outstanding Selection of Autographed Documents, Manuscripts, Photos, Books & Relics, 41018, Westport

Auction Details

Auction Report
Auction Date
04/10/2018 - 04/10/2018
Page Size: 254 items in 11 pages

Lot NumberAuthor NameBook TitlePlace PrintedYear PublishedEstimateActual Price

John Quincy Adams signed and autographed note

USD 400.00 - 500.00USD 570.00

John Quincy Adams Original piece of his Mahogany bed

USD 1,000.00 - 1,200.00USD 420.00

Black Hawk War correspondence with incredible Pro-Indian content - 14 letters, 47 pages!

USD 8,000.00 - 10,000.00USD 7,200.00

Buzz Aldrin signed Apollo XI Lunar Plaque replica

USD 200.00 - 240.00USD 144.00

Muhammad Ali signed 1978 Heavyweight Championship fight contract re: Ali vs. Norton

USD 3,000.00 - 4,000.00USD 1,680.00

Robert Anderson Remarkable Letter “... the firing upon my little band at Fort Sumter opened a war ...”

USD 10,000.00 - 12,000.00USD 14,400.00

Susan B. Anthony ANS: "working + hoping for perfect equality of rights for women -- civil and political --"

USD 500.00 - 600.00USD 840.00

King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette Last Testaments

USD 500.00 - 600.00Not Sold

Marie Antoinette signed document concerning funds for officers

USD 8,000.00 - 10,000.00Not Sold

Apollo program data recorder, possibly part of lunar module command!

USD 500.00 - 600.00USD 420.00

Apollo XI moonwalk teletype

USD 1,500.00 - 2,000.00Not Sold

Buzz Aldrin superb TLS with an original piece of Kapton foil from the 1969 moon-bound “Command Module”

USD 400.00 - 500.00USD 540.00

J.M. Barrie ALS regarding another hit play, "The Little Minister"

USD 300.00 - 400.00USD 312.00

Frederic Auguste Bartholdi ALS with original drawing discussing patent rights for the Statue of Liberty

USD 800.00 - 1,000.00USD 510.00

Clara Barton signature

USD 200.00 - 300.00USD 240.00

Ben-Gurion fascinating four piece archive on the building of settlement houses

USD 800.00 - 1,000.00Not Sold

Yogi Berra, Johnny Bench with 14 signatures in total signed book, "The Image of Their Greatness"

USD 300.00 - 400.00USD 264.00

Joseph Bonaparte real signature or secretarial signature???

USD 200.00 - 300.00Not Sold

Edwin Booth ALS written at the Players Club

USD 200.00 - 300.00USD 360.00

John Wilkes Booth Reward Orders!

USD 200.00 - 300.00USD 288.00

Elias Boudinot ALS, Pres of Continental Congress, requests money for his expenses

USD 400.00 - 500.00USD 660.00

John H. Bradley, Iwo Jima flag raiser, signed check, PSA/DNA slabbed

USD 200.00 - 300.00USD 108.00

Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham & Vaux & designer of the conveyance which bears his name, makes an appointment

USD 200.00 - 300.00USD 84.00

Lenny Bruce Pays His Jazz Organist Opener for Performances in Miami Beach

USD 500.00 - 600.00USD 900.00

Lenny Bruce Tells His Jazz Organist How to Get "Dirty Channells" on Ham Radio

USD 500.00 - 600.00USD 450.00
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Jacques-Émile Ruhlmann, wallpaper sample book, circa 1919. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Archive from a late office of the Breuer & Smith architectural team, New York, 1960-70s. $3,500 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> William Morris, <i>The Story of the Glittering Plain or the Land of Living Men,</i> illustrated by Walter Crane, Kelmscott Press, Hammersmith, 1894. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Gustave Doré, <i>La Sainte Bible selon la Vulgate,</i> Tours, 1866. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Gustav Klimt & Max Eisler, <i>Eine Nachlese,</i> complete set, Vienna, 1931. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b><br>Eric Allatini & Gerda Wegener, <i>Sur Talons Rouges,</i> with original watercolor by Wegener, Paris, 1929. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b><br>C.P. Cavafy, <i>Fourteen Poems,</i> illustrated & signed by David Hockney, London, 1966. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Jean Midolle, <i>Spécimen des Écritures Modernes...</i>, Strasbourg, 1834-35. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b><br>E.A. Seguy, <i>Floréal: Dessins & Coloris Nouveaux,</i> Paris, 1925. $3,000 to $4,000.
  • <b>Bonhams: Results from Fine Books and Manuscripts on March 9, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN. Autograph Manuscript sketch-leaf part of the score of the Scottish Songs, "Sunset" Op. 108 no 2. [Vienna, February 1818]. Inscribed by Alexander Wheelock Thayer. SOLD for $131,250
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> Violin belonging to Albert Einstein, presented to him by Oscar H. Steger, 1933. SOLD for $516,500
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> EINSTEIN, ALBERT. Autograph Letter Signed ("Papa") to his son Hans Albert, discussing his involvement with the atomic bomb, September 2, 1945. SOLD for $106,250
    <b>Bonhams: Results from Fine Books and Manuscripts on March 9, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> HAMILTON, ALEXANDER. Autograph Letter Signed, to Baron von Steuben, with extensive notes of Von Steuben's aide Benjamin Walker, June 12, 1780. SOLD for $16,250
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> NEWTON, ISAAC. Autograph Manuscript in Latin, being detailed instructions on making the philosopher's stone. 8 pp. 1790s. SOLD for $275,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> 1869 Inauguration Bible of President Ulysses S. Grant. SOLD for $118,750
  • <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> E.H. SHEPARD, Original drawing for A.A. Milne’s The House at Pooh Corner.<br>$40,000-60,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> BERNARD RATZER, Plan of the City of New York in North America, surveyed in the years 1766 & 1767. $80,000-100,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> THOMAS JEFFERSON, Autograph letter signed comparing Logan, Tecumseh, and Little Turtle to the Spartans. Monticello: 15 February 1821. $14,000-18,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> JOHN C. FREMONT, Narrative of the Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains, in the Year 1842.. Abridged edition, the only one containing the folding map From the Sporting Library of Arnold “Jake” Johnson. $3,000-5,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> ZANE GREY, Album containing 94 large format photographs of Grey and party at Catalina Island, Arizona, and fishing in the Pacific. From the Sporting Library of Arnold “Jake” Johnson. $5,000-$8,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> WILLIAM COMBE, A History of Madeira ... illustrative of the Costumes, Manners, and Occupations of the Inhabitants. produced by Ackermann in 1821; From the Sporting Library of Jake Johnson. $2,000-$3,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> ERIC TAVERNER, Salmon Fishing... One of 275 copies signed by Taverner, published in 1931,From the Sporting Library of Jake Johnson. $2,000-$3,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> JOHN WHITEHEAD, Exploration of Mount Kina Balu, North Borneo. Whitehead reached the high point of Kinabalu in 1888. Part of a major group of travel books from the Sporting Library of Jake Johnson. $2,000-$3,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> JOHN LONG, Voyages and Travels of an Indian Interpreter and Trader, describing the Manners and Customs of the North American Indians... The first edition of 1791. $3,000-$5,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> SAMUEL BECKETT, Stirrings Still. This, Beckett’s last work of fiction with original lithographs by Le Brocquy, limited to 200 copies signed by the author and the artist. From the Estate of Howard Kaminsky.. $1,500-$2,500
  • <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Charles Darwin on sexuality and the transmission of hereditary characteristics: Autograph Letter Signed to Lawson Tait. Down, 17 January [1877].
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> MILTON, JOHN. <i>Paradise Lost. A Poem written in ten books.</i> London: 1667. A very rare example with the contemporary binding untouched and with a 1667 title page.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Hamilton secures the ratification of the Constitution: <i>The Debates and Proceedings of the Convention of the State of New-York, assembled at Poughkeespsie, on the 17th June, 1788.</i>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> The social contract “Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains”: ROUSSEAU, JEAN-JACQUES. <i>Principes du Droit Politique [Du Contract Social]</i>. Amsterdam: Michel Rey, 1762
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> “The first English textbook on geometrical land-measurement and surveying”: BENESE, RICHARD. <i>This Boke Sheweth the Maner of Measurynge All Maner of Lande…</i>
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