• <b>Results from Bonhams’ sale of <i>Fine Books & Manuscripts Featuring Exploration and Travel</i></b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Columbus. De Insulis nuper in mari Indico repertis. Basel, 1494. SOLD for $751,500
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Cook in Tahiti. [Playbill]. [Germany, c.1840.] SOLD for $6,250
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Aa, Pieter van der. Naaukeurige versameling der gedenk-waardigste zee en land-reysen. Leyden, 1706-8. SOLD for $35,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Dürer. Underweysung der messung [and two more]. Nuremberg, 1525-8. SOLD for $175,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Cortes, Hernan. A Pleito signed by Antonio de Mendoza in the case of Hernan Cortes. 1542. SOLD for $8750
    <b>Results from Bonhams’ <i>The Air and Space Sale</i></b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> Russian Kholod 5D67 HFL Rocket Engine. SOLD for $25,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> Neil Armstrong Apollo Era Training Glove. SOLD for $50,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> Full Scale Sputnik-1 EMC/EMI Lab Model. SOLD for $847,500
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> SOLRAD GREB Spy Satellite Engineering Dummy. SOLD for $10,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> Soviet LK-3 Lunar Lander Model. SOLD for $25,000
  • <b>Sotheby’s Paris: Books & Manuscripts. 30 October 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, Oct. 30:</b> MARCEL PROUST. Du côté de chez Swann. Grasset, 1913. First edition. One of 5 copies on Japan paper, inscribed by the author to Louis Brun. Est. €400,000 - 600,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, Oct. 30:</b> Saint-Exupéry. <i>25 Autograph Illustrated Letters to his Friend Charles Sallès</i>. Est. €30,000-50,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, Oct. 30:</b> French Revolution, 1793. Déclaration des droits de l’Homme. 2,55 x 1,30m. A monumental wallpaper poster of the 1793 version, with hand-colored highlights. Unique copy. Est. €100,000 - 150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, Oct. 30:</b> GIAMBATTISTA PIRANESI. <i>Vedute di Roma</i>, 1748-1775. 107 etchings. An exceptional copy, printed and bound before 1780. Est. €50,000 - 80,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, Oct. 30:</b> Picasso, Pablo -- Fernando de Rojas. LA CÉLESTINE. [PARIS, EDITIONS DE L'ATELIER CROMMELYNCK, 1971.] One of the 30 copies hors commerce (n° X). 66 original etchings by Picasso. Signed. Est. €30,000 - €35,000
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  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14: 19th & 20th Century Literature</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b><br><i>The Centenary Edition of the Works of Ian Fleming</i>, one of 26 lettered sets, 18 volumes, London, 2008. $25,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> William Faulkner, <i>The Marble Faun</i>, first edition, signed & inscribed to Dorothy Wilcox by Faulkner & Phil Stone, Boston, 1924. $18,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Maurice Sendak, <i>Where the Wild Things Are</i>, first edition, signed & inscribed to William Archibald, New York, 1963. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14: 19th & 20th Century Literature</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Anne Frank, <i>Het Achterhuis</i>, first edition, in first state jacket, Amsterdam, 1947. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Roald Dahl, <i>Charlie and the Chocolate Factory</i>, first edition, signed, New York, 1964. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b><br>Ray Bradbury, <i>Fahrenheit 451</i>, first limited edition bound in Johns-Manville Quinterra, New York, 1953. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14: 19th & 20th Century Literature</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Benjamin Graham, <i>The Intelligent Investor</i>, first edition, in original dust jacket, New York, 1949. $4,500 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Anna Sewell, <i>Black Beauty</i>, first edition, inscribed, London, 1877. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Arthur Conan Doyle, <i>A Study in Scarlet</i>, first American edition, Philadelphia, 1890. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14: 19th & 20th Century Literature</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> James Fenimore Cooper, <i>The Last of the Mohicans</i>, first edition, two volumes, Philadelphia, 1826. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Amelia Earhart, <i>20 hrs. 40 mins. Our Flight in Friendship</i>, limited first edition, signed, New York, 1928. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Philip K. Dick, <i>World of Chance</i>, first edition, signed, London, 1956. $3,000 to $4,000.
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Cowans Auctions: Treasures of the Caren Archive - How History Unfolds on Paper: Live Salesroom Auction

Auction Reports

Auction Name Treasures of the Caren Archive - How History Unfolds on Paper: Live Salesroom Auction Total Sales (USD) 376,064.00
Auction Date 09/08/2017 - 09/08/2017 Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 255,675.00
Sale Number #90817 High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 405,650.00
Total Lots 428
Sold Lots 342 Low Estimate of All Lots (USD) 319,700.00
% of Lots Sold 79.91% High Estimate of All Lots (USD) 506,600.00
Unsold Lots 86 Total Sales as a % of High Est. 74.23%

Top twenty-five by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
37

“LEET ALL OUR HARTS UNITED BEE IN THE DEFENCE OF LIBERTY", Siege of Boston Powder Horn Identified to Barnabas Webb, April 1

USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD 15,600.00
108

Mordecai M. Noah, Jewish American Editor & Journalist, Extraordinarily Lengthy ALS to James Monroe, May 1823

1823 USD 2,000.00 - 4,000.00 USD 14,400.00
211

Abraham Lincoln and his Son Tad, Last Formal Photograph of the President, in Exceptional Folk Art Carved Emancipation Proclam

USD 15,000.00 - 25,000.00 USD 14,400.00
207

Mathew Brady, Original Photograph Maquette, Union Cavalry Leaders & Raiders, Including George Armstrong Custer

Ca 1864 USD 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 USD 13,800.00
310

Buffalo Bill's Wild West Poster Maquette

ca 1907-1909, USD 2,000.00 - 4,000.00 USD 8,400.00
176

Bound Volume of Confederate Newspapers, Many Titles Represented

mid-19th century USD 2,000.00 - 4,000.00 USD 7,800.00
307

Western Legends, "Wild Bill" Hickok, "Texas Jack" Omohundro, and "Buffalo Bill" Cody, Imperial-Size Cabinet Photograph of the

ca 1873. USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00 USD 7,800.00
12

Early Issue of the Extremely Rare, First Continuously Published American Newspaper, The Boston News-Letter, with Pirate's Con

1718 USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 7,200.00
309

Buffalo Bill and Pawnee Bill, The "Two Bills", Perhaps the Finest Buffalo Bill Poster Extant

USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD 6,600.00
406

Babe Ruth Sold to the Yankees, One of the Most Historic Sports Issues Ever Published. The Boston Post, January 6, 1920

1920 USD 2,000.00 - 4,000.00 USD 6,600.00
404

Cincinnati Reds vs. Chicago White Sox 1919 "Black Sox" World Series, Completed Series Scorecard

1919 USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 5,100.00
23

Pontiac's War, The Providence Gazette, December 1763

1763 USD 700.00 - 900.00 USD 4,080.00
129

Ninth Plate Daguerreotype of Transvestite

USD 600.00 - 800.00 USD 3,998.00
278

Jicarilla Apache Delegation Visits the Corcoran Gallery of Art, 1880

1880 USD 1,500.00 - 3,000.00 USD 3,998.00
395

Father of Professional Baseball Harry Wright's Multiple Signed Scorebook for his 1881 Boston Red Caps

1881 USD 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 USD 3,690.00
194

Civil War Illustrated Broadside, The Progress of the Union Armies, 1863

1863 USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 USD 3,600.00
117 Smith, Joseph Jr.

Mormon Founder Joseph Smith, Signed Kirtland Safety Society Banknote, 1837

1837 USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 3,480.00
400

Boston Sunday Post, July 12, 1914, with Illustrated Account of Babe Ruth's Major League Debut

1914 USD 1,500.00 - 2,500.00 USD 3,300.00
215

Full Page Poster Display, "General Lee and his Army Have Surrendered! Slavery and Treason Buried in the Same Grave!" Albany J

1865 USD 1,500.00 - 2,500.00 USD 3,240.00
225

Running the Blockade, Civil War Hand-Colored Maze Game by Charles Magnus

ca 1861-1865 USD 800.00 - 1,200.00 USD 3,240.00
353

World’s First Science Fiction Periodical, Frank Reade Weekly Magazine, 1902-1904 Run of Issues

1902-1904 USD 800.00 - 1,200.00 USD 3,120.00
31

Pre-American Revolution Political Engraving, The Able Doctor, or America Swallowing the Bitter Draught

USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 USD 3,000.00
32

Paul Revere Satirical Engraving for Royal American Magazine, October 1774

1774 USD 0.00 - 1,000.00 USD 3,000.00
118 Call, Richard K.

Extremely Rare Seminole War Broadside Signed in Ink by Florida Governor Richard K. Call, June 18, 1836

1836 USD 2,000.00 - 4,000.00 USD 3,000.00
234

Sixth Plate Daguerreotype of American Indian Wearing Peace Medal

USD 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 USD 3,000.00
  • <b>Sotheby’s New York: The Magnificent Botanical Library of D. F. Allen. October 26, 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Oct. 26:</b> Redouté, Pierre Joseph, and Claude Antoine Thory. <i>Les Roses</I>. Paris: Firmin Didot, 1817–1824. Est. $225,000 to $325,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Oct. 26:</b> Trew, Jakob Christoph. <i>Hortus Nitidissimis Omnen Per Annum Superbiens Floribus</i>… Nuremberg: Johann Joseph Fleischmann, 1750 [–1786]. Est. $200,000 to $300,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Oct. 26:</b> Trew, Christoph Jakob, and Benedict Christian Vogel. <i>Plantæ Selectæ</i>…[Nuremberg:] 1750–1773; Supplement, [Augsburg:] 1790 [–1792]. Est. $200,000 to $300,000
    <b>Sotheby’s New York: The Magnificent Botanical Library of D. F. Allen. October 26, 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Oct. 26:</b> Jacquin, Nikolaus Joseph von. <i>Plantarum Rariorum Horti Caesarei Schönbrunnensis Descriptiones Et Icones.</i>Vienna; London; Leiden, 1797–1804. Est. $180,000 to $250,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Oct. 26:</b> Weinmann, Johann Wilhelm. <i>Phytanthoza Iconographia; Sive Conspectus Aliquot Millium, Tam Indigenarum Quam Exoticarum</i>… Regensburg, 1735–1737–1745. Est. $120,000 to $180,000
  • <b>19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy.</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Exodus 10:10 to 16:15. Complete Biblical scroll sheet in Hebrew, a Torah scroll panel. Middle East, ca. 10th or 11th century.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Copernicus Refuted. (Astronomy.). Scientific manuscript of a course of studies at Collège de la Trinité, Lyon. 1660s.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Israel’s War of Independence and the Early Days of the IDF. 58 photographs presented to Israel Ber, IDF officer and later convicted spy.
    <b>19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy.</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Early Unpublished Darwin letter on the races of man. Autograph Letter Signed [to Henry Denny]. Down, Kent, June 1, [1844].
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Classic Image of American Slavery. Kimball, M. H. <i>Emancipated Slaves</i>. New York: George Hanks, 1863.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> (Underground Railroad.) Scaggs, Isaac. Important Runaway Slave Poster: $500 Reward Ran away, or decoyed from the subscriber…
  • <b>Sotheby’s London: Fine Autograph Letters and Manuscripts from a Distinguished Private Collection. Part I: Music. 26 October 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s London Oct 26:</b> Beethoven, Ludwig van. Autograph Manuscript of the Canon "Ewig Dein" Woo 161, signed at the end ("...[Ewig] Dein...Freund Ludwig Van Beethowen"). Est. £120,000 to £150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London Oct 26:</b> Brahms, Johannes. Autograph Manuscript of the "Geistliches Wiegenlied", Op.91 No.2, for Contralto, Viola And Piano, the original version of 1864, signed and inscribed at the end by the composer. Est. £200,000 to £250,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London Oct 26:</b> Chopin, Frédéric. Autograph Manuscript of the Opening of the Étude Op.25 No.2, in A-Flat Major, signed and dated ("Paris Ce 28 Avril F. Chopin"). Est. £100,000 to £150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London: Fine Autograph Letters and Manuscripts from a Distinguished Private Collection. Part I: Music. 26 October 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s London Oct 26:</b> Haydn, Joseph. Autograph Letter Signed ("Jos Haydn[Paraph]"), to the Baden Choirmaster Anton Stoll, 30 July 1802. Est. £20,000 to £30,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London Oct 26:</b> Verdi, Giuseppe. Autograph Working Manuscript of a scene from Ernani. Est. £100,000 to £150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London Oct 26:</b> Verdi, Giuseppe. Highly Important Series of Thirty-Six Autograph Letters Signed to The Librettist Salvadore Cammarano, written between 1844 And 1851, the greater part unpublished and unrecorded. Est. £250,000 to £300,000
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