• <b>Potter & Potter Auctions: Fine Books & Manuscripts. July 28, 2018</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 372: Martin Luther King Jr. March for Freedom Now! Placard. Chicago, 1960. 28 x 22”. $3,000 to $6,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 567: Warhol, Andy. Tate Gallery Exhibition Booklet, Signed on the Cover by Warhol. Tate Gallery, 1971. $700 to $900
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 72: Mitchell, Margaret. <i>Gone With the Wind.</i> New York: The Macmillan Co., 1936. First edition, first issue. $4,000 to $5,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions: Fine Books & Manuscripts. July 28, 2018</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 468: Photo Archive Documenting the 1930s—50s Chicago Jazz and Night Club Scene. A significant collection. $2,000 to $4,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 143: Dr. Seuss. <i>Oh Say Can You Say.</i> 1979, First Edition, Signed. $200 to $300
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 285: [Maps] Thomas G. Bradford. <i>A Comprehensive Atlas, Geographical, Historical & Commercial.</i> Boston: William D. Ticknor, 1835. First Edition. $1,600 to $1,800
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions: Fine Books & Manuscripts. July 28, 2018</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 69: Herman Melville. <i>Moby Dick, or The Whale</i>. New York: Random House, 1930. First Kent Trade Edition. $400 to $600
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 295: John James Audoban. Group of 148 Lithographs from the Birds of America. Philadelphia: J.T. Bowen, ca. 1840s. $600 to $800
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 54: Langston Hughes. <i>One-Way Ticket.</i> New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1949. First edition. $300 to $500
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions: Fine Books & Manuscripts. July 28, 2018</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 7: Ray Bradbury. <i>The Martian Chronicles.</i> With a Wine Label Signed by Bradbury. Garden City: Doubleday, 1950. First edition $300 to $500
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 121. Frank L Baum. <i>The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.</i> Chicago: George M. Hill Co., 1899, 1900. First Edition. $4,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 369. [Declaration of Independence] Peter Force Engraving of the Declaration of Independence. One page; 29 x 26”. From the "American Archives" 1837-1853 series of books. $15,000 to $20,000
  • <b>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>The Tragedie of Julius Caesar.</i> London, 1623. 1st appearance in print, Complete from the First Folio. Sold for $175,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Ernst, Max. <i>Mr. Knife and Miss Fork</i>. Paris, 1932. DELUXE EDITION. Sold for $15,625
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Cage, John. Autograph musical leaf from his Concert for Piano and Orchestra, NY, 1958. Sold for $18,750
    <b>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Einstein, Albert. Signed Passport Photo for his US citizenship application. Bermuda, 1935. Sold for $17,500
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Verard, Antoine. Illuminated printed Book of Hours. Paris, 1507. Sold for $7,500
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Wetterkurzschlussel. German Weather Report Codebook - for Enigma use. Berlin, 1942. Sold for $225,000
    <b>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Morelos y Pavon, Jose Maria. Autograph letter signed to El Virrey Venegas, February 5, 1812. Sold for $6,250
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Milne, A.A. Complete set of <i>Winnie-the-Pooh</i> books. 4 volumes. All first issue points. London, 1924-1928. Sold for $5,250
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> A 48-star American Flag, battle worn flown at Guadalcanal and Peleliu, 1942-1944. Sold for $35,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Locke, John. Autograph Letter Signed mourning the death of his friend, William Molyneaux, 2 pp, October 27, 1698. Sold for $20,000
  • <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>
  • <b>Skinner: Early English Books<br>A Single Owner Sale. July 20, 2018</b>
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> Cranmer, Thomas (1489-1556). <i>Catechismus, That is to Say, a Shorte Instruction into Christian Religion...</i> London, 1548. First edition. $12,000 to $18,000
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> Donne, John (1572-1631). <i>Pseudo-Martyr.</i> London: Printed by W[illiam] Stansby for Walter Burre, 1610. First edition. $25,000 to $35,000
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> Fletcher, Giles (1549?-1611). <i>The Russe Common Wealth, or Maner of Gouernement by the Russe Emperour…</i> London, 1591. First edition. $15,000 to $25,000
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> Gabelkover, Oswald (1539-1616). <i>The Boock of Physicke.</i> Dordrecht: Isaack Caen, 1599. First edition. $12,000 to $15,000
    <b>Skinner: Early English Books<br>A Single Owner Sale. July 20, 2018</b>
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> Galileo, Galilei (1564-1642) trans. Thomas Salusbury (d. 1666). <i>Mathematical Collections and Translations the First Tome.</i> London, 1661. First edition of Galileo's works in English. $35,000 to $50,000
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> Higden, Ranulphus (d. 1364). <i>Polycronicon.</i> Translated by John Trevisa, with the 1357-1460 <i>Continuation</i> by William Caxton. Southwark, 1527. $15,000 to $25,000
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> Randolph, Bernard (b. 1643). <i>The Present State of the Morea, Called Anciently Peloponnesus…</i> London, 1689. [Bound with] <i>The Present State of the Islands of the Archipelago…</i> $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> <i>The Great Herball Newly Corrected.</i> London, 1539. Folio, ESTC lists three U.S. copies; the last copy offered at auction was incomplete and sold in 1949. $25,000 to $35,000
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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>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Luis de Lucena, <i>Arte de Ajedres,</i> first edition of the earliest extant manual on modern chess, Salamanca, circa 1496-97. Sold for $68,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Carte-de-visite album with 83 images of prominent African Americans & abolitionists, circa 1860s. Sold for $47,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Gustav Klimt, <i>Das Werk,</i> Vienna & Leipzig, 1918. Sold for $106,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Man Ray, <i>[London Transport] – Keeps London Going,</i> 1938. Sold for $149,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Thomas Jefferson, Letter Signed, to Major-General Nathanael Greene, promising reinforcements against Cornwallis, 1781. Sold for $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Nicolas de Fer, <i>L’Amerique Divisee Selon Letendue de ses Principales Parties,</i> Paris, 1713. Sold for $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Russell H. Tandy, <i>The Secret in the Old Attic,</i> watercolor, pencil & ink, 1944. Sold for $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Ernest Hemingway, <i>Three Stories & Ten Poems,</i> first edition of the author's first book, Paris, 1923. Sold for $23,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Walker Evans, <i>River Rouge Plant,</i> silver print, 1947. Sold for $57,500.
  • <b>Doyle, online only: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake" Johnson. July 13-24, 2018</b>
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Zane Grey, Inscribed photograph album depicting Grey and party at Catalina, fishing, and in Arizona. $700 to $1,000
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Eric Taverner, Salmon Fishing...London: Seeley, Service & Co., 1931. $600 to $900
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> The Gentleman Angler. $300 to $500
    <b>Doyle, online only: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake" Johnson. July 13-24, 2018</b>
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Ken Robinson, Flyfishers' Progress. [London: The Flyfishers' Club, 2000. $200 to $300
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> G. H. Lacy, North Punjab Fishing Club Angler's Handbook. Calcutta: Newman & Co., 1890. $300 to $500
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> J. Harrington Keene, Fly-Fishing and Fly-Making for Trout, etc. New York, 1887. $200 to $300
    <b>Doyle, online only: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake" Johnson. July 13-24, 2018</b>
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Arthur Macrate, The History of The Tuna Club, Avalon, Santa Catalina Island, California, 1948. $400 to $600
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Joseph D. Bates Jr. Streamer Fly Tying and Fishing. Harrisburg, PA: The Stackpole Company, 1966. $800 to $1,200
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Paul Schmookler and Ingrid V. Sils. Rare and Unusual Fly Tying Materials: A Natural History. $300 to $500
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Herbert Hoover, Fishing For Fun - And To Wash Your Soul. New York: Random House, 1963. $400 to $600
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