Potter and Potter Auctions: The Magic Collection of Ray Goulet - Books, cards, posters, 71, Chicago

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Auction Date
04/27/2019 - 04/27/2019
Page Size: 195 items in 8 pages

Lot NumberAuthor NameBook TitlePlace PrintedYear PublishedEstimateActual Price
11Byron, Robert.

Robert Byron’s Magic Instruction Scrapbook.

Circa 1928. USD 300.00 - 500.00USD 600.00
12Byron, Roberta.

Roberta the 12 Year Old Marvel in a Most Wonderful Exhibition of the Magic Art.

[Kenton1929USD 150.00 - 250.00USD 270.00
287Goody Magic Questionnaire.

New York: Shulman & Sons, ca.

1932USD 100.00 - 200.00USD 150.00

Trumps Long Cut Tobacco Insert Playing Cards.

[New York]ca. 1890USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00USD 600.00
363Democracy Playing Card Co.

Playing Cards.

New York1918USD 200.00 - 300.00USD 180.00

Ricky Jay Cards As Weapons Promotional Playing Cards.

1977USD 100.00 - 200.00USD 420.00
367Green, Jonathan Harrington.

Secret Band of Brothers / Gambling Unmasked / An Exposure of the Arts and Miseries of Gambling.

Philadelphia1847; 1847; 1847. USD 400.00 - 600.00USD 390.00
368Seymour, Richard.

The Compleat Gamester…The Sixth Edition.

London1739USD 400.00 - 600.00USD 330.00
369Brelsford, C.E.H. and C.W. Dimick.

It’s All in the Draw.

Boston1895USD 150.00 - 250.00USD 108.00
370Taylor, Rev. Ed. S., et al.

The History of Playing Cards, with Anecdotes of their use in Conjuring, Fortune-Telling, and Card-Sharping.

London1865USD 100.00 - 200.00USD 120.00
371Beckmann, John (trans. William Johnston).

A History of Inventions and Discoveries.

London1797USD 500.00 - 700.00USD 360.00
372[Hartz, Professor (Gus)] Souvenir of Prof.


Clevelandca. 1874USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00USD 1,800.00
373Hoffmann, Professor.

Modern Magic.

London1876USD 500.00 - 750.00USD 720.00
374Albo, Robert.

Classic Magic Series. Vols. I—IX.

San Francisco1973 – 2005. USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00USD 1,920.00
375Albo, Robert.

Classic Magic With Apparatus: Volume XI: Laboratories of Legerdemain.

San Francisco2005USD 400.00 - 600.00USD 300.00
376Albo, Robert and Philip Schwartz.

The Ultimate Thayer.

Doug Pearson2010USD 400.00 - 600.00USD 570.00
377Alexander (Claude Alexander Conlin).

Alexander’s Book of Mystery.

Los Angeles1919USD 200.00 - 300.00USD 330.00
378Alexander (Claude Alexander Conlin).

Pair of Crystal Gazing / Astrology Pitch Books.

(Los Angeles1919; ca. 1920USD 200.00 - 300.00USD 180.00
379Andruzzi, Tony (Tom Palmer).

The Legendary Scroll of Masklyn Ye Mage.

[Chicago]ca. 1975USD 400.00 - 600.00USD 420.00
380[Blow Book] Magic Picture Book.

German, ca.

1880s. USD 300.00 - 500.00USD 180.00
381Caveney, Mike and William Rauscher.

Servais LeRoy: Monarch of Mystery.

Pasadena1999USD 150.00 - 250.00USD 180.00
382Clarke, Sidney W. The Annals of Conjuring.

N.p., n.d., ca.

1930USD 300.00 - 500.00USD 780.00
383Culliton, Patrick.

Houdini Unlocked.

Los Angeles1997USD 400.00 - 600.00USD 390.00
384Fechner, Christian.

The Magic of Robert-Houdin: An Artist’s Life.

Bolougne2002USD 300.00 - 400.00USD 300.00
385Goldston, Will.

Four Goldston Deluxe Edition Magic Books.

Middleburg, Va.1990/ 91. USD 300.00 - 400.00USD 390.00
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Ian Fleming, <i>Goldfinger,</i> first edition, inscribed to Sir Henry Cotton, MBE, London, 1959. Sold for $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Joseph Brant, Mohawk Chief, ALS, writing after pledging support to King George III against American rebels, 1776. Sold for a record $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Sonia Delaunay, <i>Ses Peintures</i> . . ., 20 pochoir plates, Paris, 1925. Sold for a record $13,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Diana, Princess of Wales, 6 autograph letters signed to British <i>Vogue</i> editor, 1989-92. Sold for $10,400.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Alexander Hamilton, ALS, as Secretary of the Treasury covering costs of the new U.S. Mint, 1793. Sold for $12,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Benjamin Graham & David L. Dodd, <i>Security Analysis,</i> first edition, inscribed by Graham to a Wall Street trader, NY, 1934. Sold for $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> George Barbier & François-Louis Schmied, <i>Personnages de Comédie,</i> Paris, 1922. Sold for $9,375.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Alphonse Mucha, <i>Ilsée, Princesse de Tripoli,</i> Paris, 1897. Sold for a record $13,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Ralph Waldo Emerson, <i>The Dial,</i> first edition of the reconstituted issue, Emerson’s copy with inscriptions, Cincinnati, 1860. Sold for a record $3,250.
  • <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Darwin, Charles. <i>On the Origin of Species.</i> Presentation Copy. Sold for $500,075.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Darwin, Charles. Autograph Letter Signed, 3 pp, negotiating the 2nd American edition with Appleton. Sold for $21,325.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Hemingway, Ernest. Autograph Letter Signed, 8 pp, Paris, 1924, to his father discussing Bullfighting, Stories, and his new baby. Sold for $25,075.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Shakespeare, William. <i>Corialanus.</i> London, 1623. 1st printing [Extracted from the First Folio]. Sold for $50,075.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Swift, Jonathan. <i>Gulliver's Travels.</i> London, 1726. 1st edition, Teerink's A edition, fine, large copy. Sold for $21,325.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Fitzroy, Robert. Autograph Letter Signed to agent Thomas Stilwell, informing him of the progress of H.M.S. Beagle. Sold for $17,575.
    <center><b>Bonhams<br> Property from the Collection of Nicole and William R. Keck II</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Shakespeare, William. <i>Sonnets.</i> 1901. 2 volumes. Printed on vellum and illuminated by Ross Turner, bound by Trautz-Bauzonnet. Sold for $13,825.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Beardsley, Aubrey. <i>The Birth, Life, and Acts of King Arthur.</i> 1893-94. 2 volumes. Contemporary painted vellum gilt by Chivers. Sold for $5,325.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Assisi, St. Francis. <i>The Canticle of Brother Sun.</i> Illuminated on vellum, for the Grolier Society. Sold for $7,575.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Rackham, Arthur. <i>Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens.</i> 1/500 copies signed by Rackham. Sold for $4,825.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Proust, Marcel. <i>Du coté de chez Swann.</i> 1st edition, 1st issue. Inscribed by Proust. Sold for $8,825.
  • <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, July 17:</b><br>Lot 14. [CRIMEAN WAR] HAMLEY. <i>The Story of the Campaign of Sebastopol.</i> 1855. £150 to £200
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, July 17:</b><br>Lot 17. JONGH & D'ALMEIDA. <i>L’armee Russe...</i> c.1898. Colour plates and many illustrations. £500 to £600
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, July 17:</b><br>Lot 18. [RUSSIA] LE PRINCE. <i>Oeuvres. 1782.</i> Rare folio format with 80 etchings and 74 aquatints. £4000 to £6000
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, July 17:</b><br>Lot 21. [RUSSIA] MORNAY. Set of 8 hand-coloured aquatints of carriages, sleighs and occupants. c.1825. £1200 to £1800
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, July 17:</b><br>Lot 33. BOWDICH. <i>Excursions in Madeira and Porto Santo.</i> 1825. A fine copy. £800 to £1200
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, July 17:</b><br>Lot 37. QUIN. <i>An Historical Atlas.</i> 1836. 2nd edn, 21 hand-coloured maps revealing civilisation. £800 to £1200
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, July 17:</b><br>Lot 39. LE BRUN. <i>Voyages [...] par la Moscovie, en Perse...</i> 1718. 300+ engravings, panorama. £4500 to £5500
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, July 17:</b><br>Lot 48. BRIERLY. <i>The English and French fleets in the Baltic.</i> 1855. Colour lithographs. £7000 to £9000
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, July 17:</b><br>Lot 60. DELLA VALLE. <i>Reise Beschreibung... in Turckey, Egypten, Palestina[...].</i> 1674. £1500 to £2000
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, July 17:</b><br>Lot 77. MURRAY, Mrs. Watercolour Album of Heaths. c.1860. 55 original watercolours. £750 to £1000
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, July 17:</b><br>Lot 91. ADDISON. <i>Works...</i> 1721. 4 vols, large paper copy, English red morocco. £2500 to £3500
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, July 17:</b><br>Lot 96. HOLBEIN. Imitations of original drawings. 1792-1800. Exceptional copy. £4000 to £6000
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