• <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> CLEMENS, SAMUEL L. <i>The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain.</i> Hartford: The American Publishing Company, 1876. $14,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> BATEMAN, JAMES. <i>The Orchidaceae of Mexico and Guatemala.</i> London: J. Ridgway & Sons for the author, [1837]-1843. $60,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> WHITMAN, WALT. <i>Leaves of Grass.</i> Brooklyn: [For the author by Andrew and James Rome,] 1855. $150,000 to $200,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> LEE, HARPER. Three “Seckatary Hawkins”-related books inscribed and signed by Harper Lee. $60,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> POE, EDGAR ALLAN. <i>The Raven.</i> New York: Wiley and Putnam, 1845. $120,000 to $180,000.
  • <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Macbeth: A Tragedy.</i> London, 1673. FIRST SEPARATE AND FIRST QUARTO EDITION. THE CHARLTON HESTON COPY. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> HEMINGWAY, ERNEST. <i>In Our Time.</i> Paris, 1924. FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> HAWTHORNE, NATHANIEL. <i>Fanshawe, A Tale.</i> Boston, 1828. FIRST EDITION OF AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> THOREAU, HENRY DAVID. <i>Walden; Or, Life in the Woods.</i> Boston, 1854. FINE COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies.</i> London, 1685. THE FOURTH FOLIO, Brewster/Bentley issue. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> STEIG, WILLIAM. Original maquette and 58 finished drawings for <i>The Agony in the Kindergarten,</i> one of Steig's most important books. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> VERNE, JULES. <i>A Journey to the Centre of the Earth.</i> New York & London, 1872. FIRST EDITION, RARE AMERICAN ISSUE, with Scribner & Welford cancel title. $5,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> KING, STEPHEN. <i>Carrie.</i> New York, 1974. INSCRIBED FIRST EDITION, OF AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. $1,200 to $1,800.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> APPLE MACINTOSH PROTOTYPE. 1983. The earliest known Macintosh with "Twiggy" drive, one of only two known working machines. $120,000 to $180,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> PLATO. <i>Timaeus</i> [AND] <i>Critias</i> [from Ficini's 1484 Opera]. A LANDMARK OF SCIENTIFIC THOUGHT. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> LOVELACE, AUGUSTA ADA. Sketch of the Analytical Engine Invented by Charles Babbage Esq. London, 1843. FIRST EDITION, JOURNAL ISSUE, MOST IMPORTANT PAPER IN EARLY DIGITAL COMPUTING. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> APPLE-1 COMPUTER. Signed by Steve Wozniak, used in development of Apple II. $200,000 to $300,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> DARWIN, CHARLES. 1809-1882. <i>On the Origin of Species By Means of Natural Selection.</i> London, 1859. FIRST EDITION. $80,000 to $120,000.
  • <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Churchill (Winston) & Others. 1944 Commonwealth Prime Ministers’ Conference, 27 April 1944. £8,000 to £12,000.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Joyce (James). <i>Ulysses.</i> First English edition, 1922. £800 to £1,200.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Belzoni (Giovanni Battista). <i>Plates Illustrated of the Researches and Operations...in Egypt and Nubia,</i> FIRST EDITION, 1821-1822. £14,375 inc Buyers Premium.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Astor (John Jacob). A collection of rare letters, 9 January 1812- 4 September 1837. £26,000 inc Buyers Premium.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Rowling (J.K.) <i>Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone,</i> FIRST EDITION, first issue, 1997. £27,500 inc Buyers Premium.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Royal Family. Photograph of Queen Elizabeth, George VI, Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret, signed, 1946. £3,640 inc Buyers Premium.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Collodi (Carlo). <i>Le avventure di Pinocchio. Storia di un burattino,</i> FIRST EDITION, 1883. £8,401 inc Buyers Premium.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Currier & Ives, <i>The Mississippi in Time of Peace,</i> hand-colored lithograph, 1865. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Hartmann Schedel, <i>Liber Cronicarum...,</i> Nuremberg, 1493. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Claudius Ptolemaeus, <i>Geographicae Enarrationis Libri Octo,</i> Lyons, 1535. $20,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Thomas Jefferys, <i>The American Atlas,</i> London, 1776-77. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> John Speed, <i>A Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World,</i> 20 miniature maps, London, 1665. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> <i>Biblia Das ist: Die Gantze Heilige Schrifft Durch D. Martin Luther Verteutscht,</i> illustrated cartographic Bible, Basel, 1665. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Early Hawaiian-language school geography, Lahainaluna Seminary, 1840. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Cornelis de Jode, <i>Africae Vera Forma, et Situs,</i> Antwerp, 1593. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Maria Vincenzo Coronelli, <i>America Settentrionale Colle Nuove Scoperte Sin All Anno,</i> Venice, 1688. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Johann Christoph Volkamer, <i>Nürnbergische Hesperides,</i> Nuremberg, 1708-1714. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Johann Bayer, <i>Uranometria, Omnium Asterismorum Continens Schemata...,</i> 51 celestial charts, c. 1603. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Manuscript map of Commodore Perry’s Black Ship squadron at Edo Bay, with manuscript sketchbook, ink & watercolor, Japan, c. 1853. $2,500 to $3,500.

University Archives: Important Selection of Autographed Documents, Manuscripts, Books and Photos, 100219, Westport

Auction Details

Auction Report
Auction Date
10/02/2019 - 10/02/2019
Page Size: 240 items in 10 pages

Lot NumberAuthor NameBook TitlePlace PrintedYear PublishedEstimateActual Price
118th Century Science

18th C. French Original Scientific Drawings of Marine Life - Superb!

May 14, 1766USD 300.00 - 400.00USD 240.00
2Acts of Congress

Significant Bound Collection of Acts of Congress Between 1794 and 1795

1794-1795USD 500.00 - 600.00USD 720.00
3Acts of Congress

Printed Acts of Congress Between December 1799 and March 1800, Significant Bound Collection

1799-1800USD 1,500.00 - 1,800.00Not Sold
4John Quincy Adams

John Quincy Adams Very Lengthy ALS Regarding Secret Masonic Penalties: "the penalties of having their throats cut from ear to ear - of cutting open the left Breast and tearing out the heart

December 8, 1832USD 5,000.00 - 6,000.00USD 2,280.00
5Czar Alexander I of Russia

Alexander I, Napoleon's Future Foe, Promotes Russian Army Major

September 29, 1804USD 600.00 - 700.00USD 900.00
6Czar Alexander III of Russia

Alexander III DS & Commemorative Stamp Block, Handsomely Displayed!

1893USD 500.00 - 600.00USD 900.00
7John André

Britain mourns Benedict Arnold's co-conspirator, John Andrè.

1769USD 500.00 - 600.00USD 240.00
8Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong Signed Spectacular Limited Ed. Lithograph

Ca. 1969USD 2,400.00 - 2,600.00USD 2,880.00
9Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong Superb Signed "Giant Step" Inscription W. Enormous Apollo 11 Photo

n.d.USD 5,000.00 - 6,000.00USD 6,600.00
10Benedict Arnold

Capt. Ezekiel Hayes, Great Grandfather of President Rutherford B. Hayes, Receives Bounty “for Making Guns & Locks” for Soldiers in Capt. Benedict Arnold’s Second Company.

June 17 1777USD 500.00 - 600.00USD 192.00

Albert Levering published pen and ink political il

c. 1894USD 300.00 - 400.00USD 120.00
12Chester Arthur

Chester Arthur Autograph Letter Signed as President

April 24, 1883USD 900.00 - 1,000.00USD 900.00
13Authors Authors

Stephen King Signed Promo for "Finders Keepers"

Ca. 2015USD 300.00 - 400.00USD 168.00
14Samuel Bard

Samuel Bard, George Washington's Doctor and Founder of Columbia's College of Physicians and Surgeons, 1763 ALS as Medical Student

May 5, 1764USD 2,000.00 - 2,400.00Not Sold
15Frederic Auguste Bartholdi

Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi, Statue of Liberty sculptor, ALS about the Philadelphia Exposition

February 18, 1880USD 1,000.00 - 1,200.00USD 900.00
16Richard Bassett

Richard Bassett, Constitution Signer, Delaware Defense Attorney

Ca. May Term 1773USD 1,000.00 - 1,200.00USD 720.00
17Menachem Begin

Menachem Begin Historic Letter - "our efforts for peace" - to Philip Habib, U.S. Envoy to the Middle East

Ca. 1978-1981USD 400.00 - 500.00USD 288.00
18Alexander Graham Bell

Alexander Graham Bell's Telephone Patents Defended by U.S. Supreme Court

March 7, 1879USD 100.00 - 200.00USD 96.00
19Alexander Graham Bell

Alexander Graham Bell Writes Large Check

November 5, 1914USD 400.00 - 500.00USD 1,200.00
20August Belmont Sr.

August Belmont Signed Stock Certificate from the NY Academy of Music

April 23, 1883USD 600.00 - 700.00USD 480.00
21Clarence Birdseye

Clarence Birdseye ANS "(Frozen Assets)"

n.d.USD 200.00 - 300.00USD 480.00
22Hugo Black

Superb Hugo Black TLS regarding the Holocaust

June 26, 1961USD 300.00 - 400.00USD 144.00
23Harry Blackstone

Harry Blackstone, "The Great Blackstone", Signed Check to "Variety Magazine", PSA/DNA Graded & Slabbed!

November 1, 1933USD 200.00 - 300.00USD 120.00
24Napoleon Bonaparte

Napoleon DS Renewing Military Appointment of Provençal Soldier Assigned to Jerome Bonaparte, King of Westphalia's Army

December 30, 1812USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00USD 2,280.00
25Napoleon Bonaparte

Napoleon Bonaparte's Italian Campaign; Manuscripts Re: French Takeover of Arsenal of Venice

Ca. 1797USD 1,000.00 - 1,200.00Not Sold
  • <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 17:</b> [EINSTEIN, ALBERT]; JOHN GRAUDENZ [PHOTOGRAPHER]. Photographic portrait of Albert Einstein by John Graudenz, taken circa 1928. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 17:</b> ENIGMA M4. A fully operational four-rotor ("M4") Kriegsmarine Enigma Cipher Machine. Berlin-Wilmersdorf, Germany, Heimsoeth und Rinke, 1942. $300,000 to $500,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 17:</b> FEYNMAN, RICHARD P. <i>“Surely You’re Joking Mr. Feynman”. Adventures of a Curious Character.</i> New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1985. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 17:</b> An intact egg of the Aepyornis Maximus, or Elephant Bird. Pre-17th century, Madagascar. $35,000 to $45,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 17:</b> Palm frond with fish. Green River Formation, Wyoming, United States. <i>Sabalites sp.,</i> and <i>Diplomystus dentatus</i> Cenozoic, Eocene (53-33 million years ago). $60,000 to $70,000.
  • <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
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