Swann Galleries: Printed and Manuscript African Americana, 2562, New York

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Auction Date
03/25/2021 - 03/25/2021
Page Size: 356 items in 15 pages

Lot NumberAuthor NameBook TitlePlace PrintedYear PublishedEstimateActual Price
1William & Samuel Hinde.

Letter from a British slave-trading firm in the waning days of the legal slave trade.

Liverpool, England1806USD 600.00 - 900.00USD 500.00
2Sojourner Truth

Narrative of Sojourner Truth, a Northern Slave, Emancipated from Bodily Servitude.

Boston1850USD 1,500.00 - 2,500.00USD 16,250.00
3

Slavery in the United States: A Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Charles Ball, a Black Man.

Lewistown, PA1836USD 600.00 - 900.00USD 406.00
4

Narrative of Andrew Jackson, of Kentucky; Containing . . . Twenty-Six Years of his Life while a Slave.

Syracuse, NY 1846USD 600.00 - 900.00USD 1,500.00
5[Theodore D. Weld; editor.]

American Slavery As It Is: Testimony of a Thousand Witnesses.

New York1839USD 600.00 - 900.00USD 2,000.00
6

Running account for a physician's work on the enslaved people at a central Alabama cotton plantation.

Autauga County, AL1844USD 600.00 - 900.00USD 1,625.00
7[McPherson & Oliver; photographers.]

[The Scourged Back.]

Np, circa 1863USD 2,500.00 - 3,500.00USD 21,250.00
8

David Mathews. Deed of a newborn girl sold by the future mayor of New York.

New York1770USD 1,500.00 - 2,500.00USD 1,430.00
9

Inventory of the estate of a wealthy New Jersey man, including 6 named "Blacks."

Monmouth County, NJ1817USD 800.00 - 1,200.00USD 688.00
10

Papers of slaveowner John W. Luke of Berryville, Virginia.

Vp,1841-1865USD 1,500.00 - 2,500.00USD 6,760.00
11James A. Barr.

Letter discussing an enslaved 34-year-old "boy" who "seems anxious that you buy him."

Wetumpka, AL1854USD 500.00 - 750.00USD 845.00
12

Negroes to be Sold! . . . Twenty-Two Likely Negroes.

[North Carolina]1860USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00USD 3,500.00
13

Stereoview of the infamous slave pen of "Price, Birch & Co., Dealers in Slaves."

Hartford, CT circa 1890s (circa 1864 negative)USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00USD 688.00
14

Runaway advertisement for "Marcus, one of the House Servants at Mount Vernon,"

Philadelphia1801USD 1,200.00 - 1,800.00USD 1,188.00
15

Runaway slave advertisement illustrated with "A Good Likeness of Sancho,"

Boston1807USD 500.00 - 750.00USD 1,188.00
16

Broadside announcing the formation of an "Anti-Negro Stealing Society" to fight the Underground Railroad.

[Jacksonville, IL?]1843USD 1,500.00 - 2,500.00USD 4,250.00
17

$100 Reward! Ran Away . . . a Small Mulatto Woman Named . . . Caroline Green or Glasgow.

Warrenton, VA1854USD 1,500.00 - 2,500.00USD 2,250.00
18G.W.F. Smith.

$200 Reward, Ranaway from the Subscriber . . . My Man Giles.

Warrenton, VA1854USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00USD 1,500.00
19Jasper L. Hall.

Letter describing the defeat of slave catchers in a pitched battle with ten fugitives.

Helen, Barbour County, WV1858USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00USD 6,250.00
20Nathan Daniel.

Testimony by an overseer taking possession of a runaway slave.

Perry County, AL1864USD 300.00 - 400.00USD 375.00
21

Senate Chamber U.S.A. Conclusion of Clay's Speech in Defence of Slavery.

Np, circa 1839USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00USD 2,125.00
22

Certificate of freedom issued in New York.

New York1811USD 500.00 - 750.00USD 1,000.00
23

Conditional manumission to "Thomas Peterson, now my slave" granted by a prominent New York politician.

New York1818USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00USD 813.00
24

Letter discussing a manumitted servant who is "quite uneasy about her free papers."

Lafayette, LA[1844?]USD 700.00 - 1,000.00USD 2,500.00
25Mary Martha Sherwood.

The Re-Captured Negro.

Boston1821USD 400.00 - 600.00USD 1,125.00
  • <center><b>Gonnelli Auction House<br>Books and Graphics<br>19th, 20th and 21st April 2021</b>
    <b><center>Gonnelli: Apr. 19-21<br>Books from XVI to XX Century</b>
    <b><center>Gonnelli: Apr. 20<br>Atlases and Maps</b
    <b><center>Gonnelli: Apr. 21<br> Veneto and Venice, a Selection of Books from the XVI to XX century</b>
    <b><center>Gonnelli: Apr. 20<br></b>Rossini Gioachino, Baguette de chef d'orchestre appartenuta a Gioachino Rossini, dono del Comune di Passy. 1500 €
    <b><center>Gonnelli: Apr. 21<br></b>Manetti Saverio, Storia naturale degli uccelli trattata con metodo. Cinque volumi. 1767. 18.000 €
    <b><center>Gonnelli: Apr. 21<br></b>Poe Edgar Allan, Double assassinat dans la rue morgue. Illustrations de Cura. 1946.
    <b><center>Gonnelli: Apr. 19-21<br>Books from XVI to XX Century</b>
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>The Passion of American Collectors: Property of Barbara and Ira Lipman<br>Highly Important Printed and Manuscript Americana<br>April 13, 2021</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, Apr. 13:</b> The first book-form printing of the Declaration of Independence. $250,000 to $350,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Apr. 13:</b> (Paine, Thomas) <i>The American Crisis. Number I.</i> "These are the times that try men's souls." $70,000 to $100,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Apr. 13:</b> First printing of the Treaty of Paris, with distinguished contemporary provenance. $60,000 to $80,000.
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>The Passion of American Collectors: Property of Barbara and Ira Lipman<br>Highly Important Printed and Manuscript Americana<br>April 13, 2021</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, Apr. 13:</b> Washington, George. Letter signed as first President-Elect. Washington prepares to embark "again on the ocean of publick affairs." $100,000 to $150,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Apr. 13:</b> (Hamilton, Alexander). Manuscript document. The launch of one of the most consequential careers in American public life. $180,000 to $250,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Apr. 13:</b> (Lexington & Concord). <i>A Bloody Butchery, by the British Troops…</i> $70,000 to $100,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Apr. 13:</b> (Yorktown Campaign—Jean-Nicolas Desandrouins). A Yorktown Campaign map from the personal archive of the Comte de Rochambeau. $200,000 to $300,000.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 15:</b> Frances Palmer, <i>Battle of Buena Vista,</i> chromolithograph, New York, 1847. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 15:</b> Antonio Colmenero de Ledesma, the earliest publication concerned solely with chocolate, first edition, Madrid, 1631. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 15:</b> Romans Bernard, <i>An Exact View of the Late Battle at Charlestown, June 17th, 1775,</i> engraving, 1776. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 15:</b> <i>A Short Narrative of the Horrid Massacre in Boston,</i> English edition, London, 1770. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 15:</b> William Soule, <i>Lodge of the Plains Indians,</i> albumen print, 1872. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 15:</b> Manuscript document to enforce New York’s “Agreement of Non-Importation” during the heyday of the Sons of Liberty, New York, 1769. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 15:</b> Clarence Mackenzie, <i>Drummer Boy of the 13th Regiment of Brooklyn,</i> salt print with applied color, 1861. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 15:</b> Moses Lopez, <i>A Lunar Calendar,</i> first Jewish calendar published in America, Newport, RI, 1806. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 15:</b><br>The Book of Mormon, first edition, Palmyra, 1830. $30,000 to $40,000.
  • <b><center>Neal Auction Company<br>Spring Estates 2021<br>April 16-18</b>
    <b>Neal Auction Co., Apr. 16:</b> Lyscosthenes, Conrad. <i>Prodigiorum ac ostentorum chronicon,</i> Basilea: Henricus Petrus, c. 1557, first edition, folio. $5,000 to $7,000.
    <b>Neal Auction Co., Apr. 16:</b> Collection of Ethiopic Religious Texts, in Ge'ez , illuminated manuscripts on vellum, c. 1700-20th c. (5 pcs.) $5,000 to $7,000.
    <b>Neal Auction Co., Apr. 16:</b> Augustinus, Aurelius Sanctus.<br><i>De Civitate Dei,</i> Venice: Bonetus Locatellus per Octavianus Scotus, 9 Febbraio, 1486, 4to. $5,000 to $7,000.
    <b><center>Neal Auction Company<br>Spring Estates 2021<br>April 16-18</b>
    <b>Neal Auction Co., Apr. 16:</b> Choiseul-Gouffier, Marie Gabriel Comte de. <i>Voyage Pittoresque de la Grece,</i> Paris, J.J. Blaise, 1782-1809-1822, first edition. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Neal Auction Co., Apr. 16:</b> Rufinus, Tyrannius (c. 345-411). <i>Expositio in symbolum apostolorum,</i> [Cologne, Ulrich Zel, c. 1472], first edition. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Neal Auction Co., Apr. 16:</b> Magnus, Albertus. <i>Summa de eucharistiae sacramento,</i> Ulm: Johann Zainer, 1474. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b><center>Neal Auction Company<br>Spring Estates 2021<br>April 16-18</b>
    <b>Neal Auction Co., Apr. 16:</b> Strabo. <i>Rerum geographicarum libri septemdecim. A Guilielmo Xylandro Augstano magna cura recogniti…,</i> Basel, Henricpetri, (August 1571). $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Neal Auction Co., Apr. 16:</b> Riou, Stephen (1720-1780). <i>The Grecian Orders of Architecture. Delineated and Explained from the Antiquities of Athens,</i> London, 1768. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Neal Auction Co., Apr. 16:</b> Mair, Paul Hektor. <i>Geschlechter Buch...der...Statt Augspurg,</i> Frankfurt am Maim, Sigmund Feyerabend, 1580. $1,800 to $2,500.
    <b><center>Neal Auction Company<br>Spring Estates 2021<br>April 16-18</b>
    <b>Neal Auction Co., Apr. 16:</b> Polybius (c. 200-118 B.C.). <i>Historiarum libri priores quinque,</i> Basel: Johann Herwagen, 1549. $1,200 to $1,800.
    <b>Neal Auction Co., Apr. 16:</b> Bellori, Giovanni Pietro. <i>Columna Antoniniana Marci Aurelii Antonini Augusti rebus gestis insignis Germanis simul...,</i> Rome, [1672]. $1,000 to $1,500.
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