• Bonhams, June 25: Vesalius, Andreas. 1514-1564. De humani corporis fabrica libri septem. $200,000 - $300,000
    Bonhams, June 25: Gersdorff, Hans Von. 1455-1529. Feldtbuch der wundartzney. $40,000 - $60,000
    Bonhams, June 25: Pare, Ambroise. C.1509-1590. La Methode Curative des Playes, et Fractures de la Teste humaine. Avec les pourtraits des Instruments necessaires pour la curation d'icelles. $25,000 - $30,000
    Bonhams, June 25: Reisch, Gregor. 1470-1525. Margarita Philosophica. $20,000 - $30,000
    Bonhams, June 25: Bright, Richard. 1789-1858. Reports of Medical Cases, Selected with a View of Illustrating the Symptoms and Cure of Diseases by a Reference to Morbid Anatomy. $12,000 - $18,000
    Bonhams, June 25: Berengario da Carpi, Giacomo. C. 1460-1530. Tractatus de fractura calve sive cranei. $10,000 - $15,000
    Bonhams, June 25: Vicq D'Azyr, Felix. 1748-1794. Traite d'antomie et de physiologie. $8,000 - $12,000
    Bonhams, June 25: Croce, Giovanni Andrea Della. 1509?-1775. Chirurgia libri septem... $8,000 - $12,000
    Bonhams, June 25: Bruno Da Longburgo. 1200-1286. La cyrogia di Maistro Bruno: Expertissimo in quella. Tradutta in vulgare. $8,000 - $12,000
    Bonhams, June 25: Schwann, Theodor. 1810-1882. Mikroskopische Untersuchungen uber die Ubereinstimmung in der Struktur und dem Wachsthum der Thiere und Pflanzen. $8,000 - $12,000
    Bonhams, June 25: Cowper, William. 1666-1709. The Anatomy of Humane Bodies, with Figures Drawn after the Life… $6,000 - $9,000
    Bonhams, June 25: Bidloo, Govard. 1649-1713. Anatomia humani corporis, centum & quinque tabulis, per artificiossis. G. de Lairesse ad vivum delineatis. $6,000 - $9,000
  • Dominic Winter Auctioneers
    Auctions on June 19
    and June 20
    Dominic Winter, June 19: Lot 70 - Warner (Robert). The Orchid Album, 11 volumes, 1882-1897. £5,000 to £8,000
    Dominic Winter, June 19: Lot 151 - United States. Melish (John), Map of the United States with..., British & Spanish Possessions, 1816. £40,000 to £60,000
    Dominic Winter, June 19: Lot 159 - World. Speed (John), A New and Accurat Map of the World, 1676. £4,000 to £6,000.
    Dominic Winter Auctioneers
    Auctions on June 19
    and June 20
    Dominic Winter, June 20: Lot 503 - American Civil War playing cards. Union Cards, New York: American Card Co., 1862. £500 to £800
    Dominic Winter, June 20: Lot 573 - Shepard (Ernest Howard), 'The Hour is Come’, original watercolour, [1959]. £10,000 to £15,000
    Dominic Winter, June 20: Lot 922 - Wilde (Oscar). An Ideal Husband, large paper limited issue, 1899. £4,000 to £6,000
    Dominic Winter Auctioneers
    Auctions on June 19
    and June 20
    Dominic Winter, June 20: Lot 744 - Disney (Walt). “Sketch Book” [of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs], 1938. £700 to £1,000
    Dominic Winter, June 20: Lot 771 - Auden (Wystan Hugh). Portrait of the head of W. H. Auden, 1970. £1,000 to £1,500
    Dominic Winter, June 20: Lot 822 - Fleming (Ian). Goldfinger, 1st edition, signed by the author, 1959. £6,000 to £8,000
    Dominic Winter Auctioneers
    Auctions on June 19
    and June 20
    Dominic Winter, June 20: Lot 895 - Rowling (J. K.). A complete inscribed set of Harry Potter books plus ephemera. £8,000 to £12,0000
    Dominic Winter, June 20: Lot 883 - Orwell (George). Nineteen Eighty-Four, 1st edition, London: Secker & Warburg, 1949. £3,000 to £5,000
    Dominic Winter, June 20: Lot 700 - Ashendene Press. T. Lucreti Cari De Rerium Natura Libri Sex, Chelsea: Ashendene Press, 1913. £4,000 to £6,000
  • Doyle, June 20: CLAUDE MCKA. Home to Harlem. New York: Harpers, 1928. First edition. $700 to $1,000.
    Doyle, June 20: Haydn's VI Original Canzonettas, signed by the composer. $4,000 to $6,000.
    Doyle, June 20: A rare EP sleeve inscribed by John Lennon. $800 to $1,200.
    Doyle, June 20: An extremely rare 1961 concert set list and autograph letter from The King. $7,000 to $10,000.
    Doyle, June 20: Bryan Batt's copy of the Mad Men Yearbook, 2008-2014. $600 to $800.
    Doyle, June 20: An original Al Hirschfeld depicting comedian Fred Allen. $1,000 to $1,500.
    Doyle, June 20: A signed note from George Gershwin with reference to Porgy and Bess. $1,000 to $1,500.
    Doyle, June 20: An original Harold Arlen manuscript musical quotation from "Over the Rainbow.” $1,000 to $1,500.
    Doyle, June 20: A fine original Edith Head sketch for Grace Kelly's wedding trousseau. $3,000 to $5,000.
    Doyle, June 20: The poster for New Faces with inscriptions and the signature of Eartha Kitt. $200 to $300.
    Doyle, June 20: The classic "Jazz" Bowl by Viktor Schreckengost for Cowan Pottery. $15,000 to $25,000.
    Doyle, June 20: Tony Award Medallion won for "Kismet." $3,000 to $5,000.

Rare Book Monthly

Articles - June - 2024 Issue

Freeman's | Hindman to offer over 1,400 Lots of Books, Manuscripts, and Historical Ephemera This Spring During Book Month

A selection of books to be offered in Fine Literature from the Collection of Richard C. McKenzie this June 6.


Chicago, Cincinnati, Philadelphia – Freeman’s | Hindman presents a month of books, manuscripts, and historical ephemera this spring across five sales in three salerooms. In all five auctions, the firm will offer more than 1,400 lots with a total estimated value of nearly $2.5 million.


Book Month at Freeman’s | Hindman kicks off in Cincinnati on May 31 with American Historical Ephemera and Photography. In June, the sale season continues in Chicago with two back-to-back live sales, beginning with Fine Literature from the Collection of Richard C. McKenzie on June 6 and Fine Books and Manuscripts, including Worlds of Tomorrow, and Americana following on June 7. Next, the firm will present Books and Manuscripts in Philadelphia on June 25. Rounding out the month is Freeman’s | Hindman’s first Western Manuscripts and Miniatures auction, taking place on June 27 live in Chicago.





Lot 356 | [CALIFORNIA - EARLY PHOTOGRAPHY]. Whole plate daguerreotype of San Francisco, California. Circa 1852-1853.

Estimate: $30,000 - $50,000


American Historical Ephemera and Photography | May 31, Cincinnati


The American Historical Ephemera and Photography auction showcases influential figures and pivotal moments from America’s storied past. Featuring a noteworthy selection of flags, early photography, manuscripts, broadsides, and militaria, the property presents American conflicts including the Civil War, politics, African Americana, westward expansion, and Native American affairs.


Headlining the sale is a whole plate daguerreotype of San Francisco, California, circa 1852-1853 (lot 356). Speaking to its unique nature is Katie Horstman, Associate Vice President, Senior Specialist, American Historical Ephemera and Early Photography, “This historic image encapsulates the rapid growth that transformed San Francisco from a settlement of approximately 200 residents in 1846 to a boomtown representing the epicenter of the California Gold Rush. A daguerreotype of this size and importance has not appeared at auction for nearly 20 years, and we are delighted to present the image in Freeman’s I Hindman’s May 31 auction.”


This summer, more property will be offered in a dedicated online American Historical Ephemera and Photography auction, with lots closing on July 2. 


Other highlights from the sale include:

  • Lot 5 | [FLAGS]. 31-star American parade flag. Ca 1850-1859. | Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000
  • Lot 25 | [CIVIL WAR]. Charleston Mercury Extra:...The Union is Dissolved! [Charleston, SC]: [Charleston Mercury], 20 December 1860. THE FIRST CONFEDERATE IMPRINT. | Estimate: $15,000 - $25,000
  • Lot 317 | [LINCOLNIANA - EARLY PHOTOGRAPHY]. Sixth plate ambrotype of three patriotic women proudly displaying a portrait of Abraham Lincoln. | Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000




Lot 192 | MELVILLE, Herman (1819-1891). Moby-Dick; or, The Whale. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1851.

Estimate: $12,000 - $18,000


Fine Literature from the Collection of Richard C. McKenzie | June 6, Chicago


The Fine Literature from the Collection of Richard C. McKenzie auction on June 6 features 298 lots of first editions and literary high spots of 19th and 20th-century literature featuring major American and English authors, including Ernest Hemingway, John Steinbeck, James Joyce, Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, William Faulkner, and Herman Melville.


Highlights from the sale include:

  • Lot 67 | DICKINSON, Emily (1830-1886). Poems. -- Poems Second Series. -- Poems Third Series. Boston: Robert Brothers, 1890, 1891, 1896. | Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000
  • Lot 192 | MELVILLE, Herman (1819-1891). Moby-Dick; or, The Whale. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1851. | Estimate: $12,000 - $18,000
  • Lot 211 | [PLATH, Sylvia as:]. LUCAS, Victoria (1932-1963). The Bell Jar. London: Heinemann, 1963. | Estimate: $3,000 - $4,000




Lot 97 | Martian War Machine prop from the film War of the Worlds produced by Paramount Pictures. 1953.

Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000


Fine Books and Manuscripts, including Worlds of Tomorrow, and Americana | June 7, Chicago


Fine Books and Manuscripts, including Worlds of Tomorrow, and Americana features 379 lots, with several notable sessions. Worlds of Tomorrow explores the relationship between the scientific and technological advancements of the 20th century and the literature and film that developed in response to those rapid advances, presenting historic photographs, artifacts, and manuscripts alongside works of literature, film props, posters, and literary archives.


Also highlighted is Langston Hughes & Fine African Americana from the Collections of Noël Sullivan & William P. and Alice D. Mahoney including first editions of Hughes’s works presented by the writer and social activist to his patron and friend Noël Sullivan and his family with Hughes’s warm inscriptions.


Highlights from the sale include:

  • Lot 95 | Award given to Forrest J. Ackerman by Isaac Asimov at the 11th WorldCon. 1953. FIRST HUGO EVER AWARDED. | Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000
  • Lot 167 | HAMILTON, William (1730-1803). -- HANCARVILLE, Pierre-Francois Hugues d' (1719-1805). Collection of Etruscan, Greek and Roman Antiquities from the Cabinet of the Hon. William Hamilton. Naples: Francois, Morelli, 1766-[1776]. Estimate: $70,000 - $90,000
  • Lot 217 | HUGHES, Langston. Scottsboro Limited. Prentiss Taylor, illustrator. 1932. FIRST EDITION, LIMITED ISSUE. INSCRIBED BY HUGHES TO NOEL SULLIVAN. | Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000





[Keats, John], The Works of that Famous English Poet, Mr. Edmond Spenser. London, 1679. Keats’ own copy.

Estimate: $50,000 - $80,000


Books and Manuscripts | June 25, Philadelphia


Continuing the series of live sales is the Books and Manuscripts auction presented in Philadelphia. This sale will feature almost 300 lots of printed Americana, literature, fishing, art, maps, prints, and more, led by an incredible rarity with a remarkable association: English Romantic poet John Keats's personal copy of The Works of Edmond Spenser. Renowned book collector A. Edward Newton considered it the centerpiece of his own legendary collection.


"Books such as Keats's own copy of Spenser remind us all how much history can be quietly sitting on a shelf, waiting to be recognized and reintroduced to the world of book collecting,” says Darren Winston, Senior Vice President and Co-Head of the Books and Manuscripts department. “Books should make you stop and think, or gasp, or sometimes think you have a direct line to the history of literature, as holding this copy of Spenser does. A truly remarkable and unique book."


Other top lots include an impressive 1615 illuminated portolan chart of the Mediterranean by John Oliva (estimate: $20,000 - $30,000) and the very rare 1698 first edition of Gabriel Thomas’s foundational An Historical and Geographical Account of the Province and Country of Pennsylvania; and of West-New-Jersey in America… (estimate: $15,000 - $25,000).


Highlights from the sale include:

  • (Walton, Izaak): The Compleat Angler or the Contemplative man's Recreation. Being a Discourse of Fish and Fishing | Estimate: $30,000 - $50,000
  • Oliva, Joan: Portolan Chart of the Mediterranean | Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000
  • Kennedy, John F., and Richard Nixon: Inscribed Photograph | Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000



Book of Hours, France, Paris, close follower of the Boucicaut Master, 4 large miniatures
Estimate $50,000 - $70,000


Western Manuscripts and Miniatures | June 27, Chicago


Freeman’s | Hindman also announces its inaugural Western Manuscripts and Miniatures sale which presents illuminated leaves and Books of Hours from the 13th to the 15th centuries. The sale will be presented live in Chicago on June 27 and showcases over 70 lots with an estimated total value of $400,000.


The auction is presented in collaboration with Sandra Hindman, Senior Consultant, a leading expert on Medieval and Renaissance manuscript illumination. She serves as Professor Emerita of Art History at Northwestern University and is the Owner and Founder of Les Enluminures in Paris, Chicago, and New York.


Gretchen Hause, Senior Vice President and Co-Head of the Books and Manuscripts department, asserts, “To wrap up June Book Month at Freeman’s | Hindman, we proudly announce the firm’s inaugural dedicated sale of Western Manuscripts and Miniatures. This June, we invite buyers to explore our sales to discover a diverse selection of fine objects from a broad range of collecting categories, anchored by exceptional offerings from private collectors.”


Highlights from the sale include:

  • KEATS, poems. A Modern Illuminated Manuscript on Vellum by Sangorski, in a striking jeweled binding by Riviere & Son. | Estimate: $60,000 - $70,000
  • Follower of the Boucicaut Master. Book of Hours. Paris, France, probably 1420. With 4 larger miniatures. | Estimate: $50,000 - $70,000
  • Book of Hours. France. Likely Rouen, Master of the Geneva Latini. 13 miniatures. | Estimate: $40,000 - $60,000


How to Bid 

Books, manuscripts, American historical ephemera, and photography will be offered across the firm’s three salerooms this spring. Bidding will be available in-person, via absentee and telephone bid, and online via our Digital Bid Room


About Freeman’s | Hindman

Freeman’s | Hindman merged in 2023 to create a global team of experienced specialists who embrace tradition and innovation, creating a truly client-centric auction house. As America’s oldest auction house, Freeman’s has been an active part of the auction world and art market for nearly 220 years. Hindman, established in 1982, brings an expansive cross-country network, wealth of expertise, and strong relationships with fiduciaries nationwide to build a market-leading auctions and appraisals firm in Freeman’s | Hindman.


Rare Book Monthly

  • Old World Auctions (Jun 5-19):
    Lot 4. Blaeu's Magnificent Carte-a-Figures World Map in Full Contemporary Color (1642) Est. $12,000 - $15,000
    Old World Auctions (Jun 5-19):
    Lot 125. 1775 Edition of the Landmark Fry-Jefferson Map of Virginia and Maryland (1775) Est. $15,000 - $18,000
    Old World Auctions (Jun 5-19):
    Lot 673. Rare Frontispiece in Full Contemporary Color with Gilt Highlights (1662) Est. $4,000 - $4,750
    Old World Auctions (Jun 5-19):
    Lot 717. Complete Tanner Atlas with Important Maps of Texas & Iowa (1845) Est. $4,000 - $4,750
    Old World Auctions (Jun 5-19):
    Lot 3. Henricus Hondius' Baroque-Style World Map (1641) Est. $9,500 - $11,000
    Old World Auctions (Jun 5-19):
    Lot 258. Complete Set of De Bry's Native Virginians & Picts from Part I of Grands Voyages (1608) Est. $2,750 - $3,500
    Old World Auctions (Jun 5-19):
    Lot 608. Superb Work on 18th Century Russia with over 100 Maps and Plates (1788) Est. $3,500 - $4,250
    Old World Auctions (Jun 5-19):
    Lot 49. One of the Most Important 16th Century Maps of the New World (1556) Est. $5,000 - $6,000
    Old World Auctions (Jun 5-19):
    Lot 706. Superb Image of the Annunciation in Contemporary Hand Color (1518) Est. $900 - $1,100
    Old World Auctions (Jun 5-19):
    Lot 123. One of the Earliest Maps to Show Philadelphia (1695) Est. $4,000 - $4,750
    Old World Auctions (Jun 5-19):
    Lot 631. One of the Earliest Printed Maps of Afghanistan & Pakistan (1482) Est. $1,900 - $2,200
    Old World Auctions (Jun 5-19):
    Lot 689. Proof Copy Engraving of the Senate Floor During the Compromise of 1850 (1855) Est. $1,500 - $1,800
  • Bonhams, June 15-25: 18th Century American Sea Captain's Journals of Voyages to Hawaii, China, and South America. $35,000 - $45,000
    Bonhams, June 15-25: Admiral Richard E. Byrd's Autograph Diary from Bolling Advance Base, Winter 1934. $40,000 - $60,000
    Bonhams, June 15-25: Thoreau, Henry David. Walden; Or, Life in the Woods. Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1854. $4,000 - $6,000
    Bonhams, June 15-25: Cellarius, Andreas. Harmonia macrocosmica seu atlas universalis et novus, totius universi creati cosmographiam generalem, et novam exhibens. $20,000 - $30,000
    Bonhams, June 15-25: Nobelist George Stigler's Copy of Ricardo's Classic on the Science of Economics. $20,000 - $30,000
    Bonhams, June 15-25: Histoire charmante de l'adolescente sucre d'amour. Paris: F. L. Schmied, 1927. $15,000 - $20,000
    Bonhams, June 15-25: Fine Copy of Walras's Classic on the Theory of Marginal Utility. $12,000 - $18,000
    Bonhams, June 15-25: Arion Press Moby Dick. Melville, Herman. $8,000 - $12,000
    Bonhams, June 15-25: Venegas, Miguel. Noticia de la California, y desu conquista temporal, y espiritual hasta el tiempo presente. $7,000 - $9,000
    Bonhams, June 15-25: Carelton Watkins, Yosemite and the West. Portfolio of 21 imperial albumen prints. $6,000 - $9,000
    Bonhams, June 15-25: An Unpublished Archive of Thornton Wilder Correspondence to F.J. O'Neil. $6,000 - $9,000
    Bonhams, June 15-25: Vesalius, Andreas. 1514-1564. Suorum de humani corporis fabrica librorum epitome. $100,000 - $150,000
  • Heritage Auctions, June 27
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    The Great Gatsby
    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1925
    Heritage Auctions, June 27
    Mary Shelley
    Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus
    London: Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor, & Jones, 1818
    Heritage Auctions, June 27
    J. R. R. Tolkien
    The Hobbit; or, There and Back Again
    London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1937
    Heritage Auctions, June 27
    Jane Austen
    Emma: A Novel. In Three Volumes. By the Author of "Pride and Prejudice," &c. &c.
    London: Printed for John Murray, 1816
    Heritage Auctions, June 27
    Robert Louis Stevenson
    An Inland Voyage
    London: C. Kegan Paul & Co., 1878
    Heritage Auctions, June 27
    Ernest Hemingway
    Three Stories & Ten Poems
    Paris: Contact Publishing Co., 1923
    Heritage Auctions, June 27
    Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
    History of the Expedition under the Command of Captains Lewis and Clark
    Philadelphia, 1814
    Heritage Auctions, June 27
    Emily Dickinson
    Autograph letter signed ("Emily and Vinnie"), to Mary Adelaide Hills
    Amherst, MA, Late April, 1880
    Heritage Auctions, June 27
    John Keats
    Autograph letter signed ("John Keats"), to Mrs. Jeffrey
    Honiton 4 or 5 May 1818
    Heritage Auctions, June 27
    Samuel Johnson
    A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are deduced from their Originals…
    London, 1765
    Heritage Auctions, June 27
    H. P. Lovecraft
    Small archive of nine lengthy autograph letters signed variously over a period of six years to J. Vernon Shea.
    Various places, 1931-1937
    Heritage Auctions, June 27
    Izaak Walton
    The Compleat Angler or the Contemplative Man's Recreation…
    London: T. homas Maxey for Rich. ard Marriot, 1653
  • Freeman’s | Hindman, June 25: [Keats, John] Spenser, Edmund: The Works of that Famous English Poet, Mr. Edmond Spenser. $50,000 - $80,000.
    Freeman’s | Hindman, June 25: (Walton, Izaak): The Compleat Angler or the Contemplative man's Recreation. Being a Discourse of Fish and Fishing. $30,000 - $50,000.
    Freeman’s | Hindman, June 25: Thomas, Gabriel: An Historical and Geographical Account of the Province and Country of Pensilvania; and of West-New-Jersey in America. $25,000 - $35,000.
    Freeman’s | Hindman, June 25: [Carroll, Lewis]: The Game of Alice in Wonderland. $2,000 - $3,000.
    Freeman’s | Hindman, June 25: Athias, Joseph, et al.: Biblia Hebraica. $7,000 - $10,000.
    Freeman’s | Hindman, June 25: [Warhol, Andy, and Jens Quistgaard] Dansk Designs Salesman's Presentation Catalogue. $2,500 - $3,500.
  • Sotheby’s, June 26: Poe, Edgar Allan. Tamerlane — the most poignant rarity in American literature. 400,000 - 600,000 USD
    Sotheby’s, June 26: The Declaration of Independence. "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal..." 2,500,000 - 5,000,000 USD
    Sotheby’s, June 26: William Blake. “Poems with very wild and interesting pictures” 1,200,000 - 1,800,000 USD
    Sotheby’s, June 26: Thomas Taylor [artist]. The original cover art for Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. 400,000 - 600,000 USD

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