Sothebys: Collection of a Connoisseur: History in Manuscript, Part 2 - bidstart 4/15 , L21412, London

Auction Details

Auction Report
Auction Date
04/27/2021 - 04/27/2021
Page Size: 135 items in 6 pages

Lot NumberAuthor NameBook TitlePlace PrintedYear PublishedEstimateActual Price
26John Cowell, Governor to Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh

John Cowell | Letters to his mother describing a tour of the Holy Land as Governor to Prince Alfred, with sketches, 1859

1859GBP 300.00 - 500.00GBP 2,772.00
27Benjamin Disraeli

Benjamin Disraeli | A collection of two autograph letters signed and other material, 1849-1881

1849-1881GBP 1,000.00 - 1,500.00GBP 1,071.00
28Dreyfus, Alfred and Lucie

Alfred Dreyfus | A joint autograph letter signed by both Alfred and his wife ("L Dreyfus" and A.Dreyfus"), 23 December 1899

1899GBP 1,000.00 - 1,500.00GBP 819.00
29Queen Elizabeth, Consort of George VI

Queen Elizabeth, consort of George VI | Society photograph album including photographs of her, 1922-24

1922-24GBP 250.00 - 350.00GBP 756.00
30Elizabeth I

Elizabeth I--Privy Council | Warrant signed by six councillors, to Lord Burghley as Lord Treasurer, 29 June 1598

1598GBP 800.00 - 1,200.00GBP 1,764.00
31Elizabeth II--Marcus Adams

Elizabeth II--Marcus Adams | 8 photographic portraits of Princess Elizabeth & Margaret, 1929-1934

1929-1934GBP 500.00 - 700.00GBP 567.00
32Elizabeth II

Elizabeth II | Seven Christmas photos signed, also signed by the Duke of Edinburgh, 1953-60

1953-60GBP 1,000.00 - 1,500.00GBP 10,710.00
33Elizabeth II

Elizabeth II | six autograph letters signed, to Henriette Abel Smith, 1957-73

1957-73GBP 800.00 - 1,200.00GBP 10,710.00
34Elizabeth II

Elizabeth II | Signed photograph, also signed by Prince Philip, 1958

1958GBP 700.00 - 900.00GBP 7,560.00

English Civil War-Warrant signed by five Members of Parliament, 8 April 1647

1647GBP 400.00 - 600.00GBP 378.00

European Royalty | A collection of documents, 19th-20th century

19th-20th centuryGBP 300.00 - 500.00GBP 378.00

Exploration and Sport | A collection of items signed, Sir Edmund Hillary, Mary, Duchess of Bedford, CD Bernard

GBP 400.00 - 600.00GBP 756.00
38Emir Feisal, later King of Iraq

Emir Feisal, later king of Iraq | Letter signed, to Gilbert Clayton, 2 August 1918

1918GBP 10,000.00 - 15,000.00Not Sold

Presidents of France | Two documents signed, and a group of photographs

GBP 300.00 - 500.00GBP 756.00
40Frederick II, King of Prussia

Frederick II, King of Prussia | Document signed, about the Jewish diamond-cutter Saul Monik, 1765

1765GBP 400.00 - 600.00GBP 1,386.00
41George I

George I | Privy Council, document signed, 1722

1722GBP 300.00 - 400.00GBP 819.00
42George III

George III | Letter signed, to Napoleon, introducing Lord Whitworth as his Ambassador to France, 10 September 1802

1802GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00GBP 4,788.00
43George III

George III | Autograph letter signed, approving a despatch to the Ambassador to France, 9 February 1803

1803GBP 1,200.00 - 1,800.00GBP 3,276.00
44George III

George III | Document signed, appointing Wellington and other generals to the Baltic expedition, [1807]

GBP 300.00 - 500.00GBP 1,386.00
45George III

George III | document signed, appointing Sir Arthur Paget Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire, 1807

1807GBP 400.00 - 600.00GBP 819.00
46George III

George III | Document signed, permitting six named ships to pass through a blockade, 22 April 1808

1808GBP 150.00 - 250.00GBP 567.00
47George IV

George IV | Two documents signed, as Prince Regent, relating to Russia, 1812-13

1812-13GBP 700.00 - 900.00GBP 1,512.00
48George IV, as Prince Regent

George IV, as Prince Regent | Document signed, authorising Wellington to negotiate at the Congress of Vienna, 1815

1815GBP 700.00 - 900.00GBP 7,560.00
49John Godolphin and William Clerk, Judges of the Admiralty

John Godolphin and William Clerk, Admiralty Judges | letter signed on the quality of sugar, 12 June 1654

1654GBP 100.00 - 150.00GBP 315.00
50Charles G. Gordon

C.G. Gordon | Autograph letter signed (''C. G. Gordon'') to Sir Samuel Baker, 4 January 1884

1884GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00GBP 2,520.00
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 24:</b> C.F. Payne, <i>Micawber, Imitating Norman Rockwell’s “Triple self-portrait,”</i> mixed media, 2002. $800 to $1,200.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 24:</b> Brian Froud, media illustration published in <i>The Land of Froud,</i> 1977. Estimate $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 24:</b> Haddon Sundblom, <i>All a Girl Needs,</i> oil on canvas, published in <i>The Ladies’ Home Journal,</i> 1942. $8,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 24:</b> Adrianne Lobel, <i>My One and Only,</i> 26 scenic concept collages for the Broadway musical, 1983. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 24:</b> Charles Schulz, original four-panel pen and ink <i>Peanuts</i> comic strip, 1971. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 24:</b>Jack Davis, mixed media cartoon for <i>Playboy,</i> 1959. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 24:</b> Charles Addams, mixed media cartoon for <i>The New Yorker,</i> 1937. $6,000 to $9,000.
  • <center><b>Galleri Bygdoy Allé<br>Sales Exhibition Catalogue 47<br>Part III<br>Antiquarian Temptations:<br>Rare Books, Atlases & Maps,<br>Photos & Manuscripts</b>
    <b>Galleri Bygdoy Allé:</b> PIETER MORTIER. “Le Neptune Francois ou Atlas Nouveau des Cartes Marines. Levées et Gravées par ordre Exprés du Roy…” Paris, 1693.
    <b>Galleri Bygdoy Allé:</b> MARC CHAGALL illus. SHAKESPEARE. “The Tempest.” Large folio. Monte-Carlo, 1975. Signed by the artist.
    <b>Galleri Bygdoy Allé:</b> JOHN SPEED and followers. “A New and Accurate Map of the World.” Hand-colored engraving. London (1626 – 1627 – circa 1650) – 1676.
    <center><b>Galleri Bygdoy Allé<br>Sales Exhibition Catalogue 47<br>Part III<br>Antiquarian Temptations:<br>Rare Books, Atlases & Maps,<br>Photos & Manuscripts</b>
    <b>Galleri Bygdoy Allé:</b> MATTHÄUS SEUTTER. “The Colossus Series.” Set of 4 prints, contemporary hand-colored engravings, each c. 57x49cm. Augsburg c. 1730
    <b>Galleri Bygdoy Allé:</b> (CHARLES LE BRUN). “La Grande Galerie De Versailles, et Les Deux Salons qui L’Accompagnent, peints Par Charles Le Brun premier Peintre de Louis XIV…” Paris, 1752.
    <b>Galleri Bygdoy Allé:</b> G. BRAUN – F. HOGENBERG. “Danorum Marca.” Contemporary hand-colored engraving, 33x48cm. Cologne, 1588.
  • <b>Bonhams, June 29:</b> LIFE OF OSLER, PRESENTATION COPY TO NEPHEW NORMAN GWYN. CUSHING, HARVEY. 1869-1939. <i>The Life of Sir William Osler.</i> Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1925. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Bonhams, June 29:</b> OSLER TO HALSTED MENTIONING CUSHING AND WELCH. Autograph Letter Signed ("Wm Osler") to William Stewart Halsted on medical matters, 2 pp, January 19, 1919. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Bonhams, June 29:</b> CUSHING PRESENTATION COPY TO LUCIEN PRICE. CUSHING, HARVEY. <i>Intracranial Tumours.</i> Springfield, 1932. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <b>Bonhams, June 29:</b> OSLER ON HIS CHILDHOOD. Autograph Letter Signed ("Wm Osler") to Mabel [Brewster] on returning home to Staplehurst. $800 to $1,200.
    <b>Bonhams, June 29:</b> SCULTETUS, JOHANNES. 1595-1645. <i>Cheiroplotheke, seu armamentarium chirurgicum XLIII.</i> Ulm: Balthasar Kühnen, 1655. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Bonhams, June 29:</b> VICQ D'AZYR, FELIX. 1748-1794. <i>Traite d'anatomie et de physiologie.</i> Paris: Didot l'aine, 1786. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Bonhams, June 29:</b> TAGAULT, JEAN. C.1499-1546. <i>De chirugica institutione libri quinque....</i> Lyon: Guillaume Rouillé, 1549. $400 to $600.
    <b>Bonhams, June 30:</b> EDWARD S. CURTIS (1868-1952). Autograph Logs and Journals from his 1927 Alaska Expedition. $7,000 to $ 9,000.
    <b>Bonhams, June 30:</b> EDWARD S. CURTIS (1868-1952). Cañon de Chelley, 1904. Oversized orotone, 17 x 22in in original Curtis Studio frame. $30,000 to $50,000.
    <b>Bonhams, June 30:</b> EDWARD S. CURTIS (1868-1952). 26 cyanotypes, featuring images of Cheyenne tribes from Volume VI of <i>North American Indian,</i> c.1907, made by Curtis in the field. $30,000 to $50,000.
    <b>Bonhams, June 30:</b> EDWARD S. CURTIS (1868-1952). The Vanishing Race, 1904. Oversized orotone, 18 x 24in in original Curtis Studio frame. $20,000 to $30,000.
  • <center><b>Cowan’s<br>American Historical Ephemera<br>& Photography<br>June 25, 2021</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 25:</b> [CIVIL WAR] -- [SHERIDAN, Philip Henry]. Personal headquarters flag of Philip Henry Sheridan used when he led the 2nd Michigan Cavalry. Spring - Summer 1862. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, June 25:</b> [EARLY PHOTOGRAPHY]. Half plate daguerreotype of firefighter Walter Van Erven Dorens. [San Francisco]: n.p., [ca 1854-1856]. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, June 25:</b> [LINCOLNIANA]. Abraham Lincoln banner possibly made for the 1864 presidential campaign. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <center><b>Cowan’s<br>American Historical Ephemera<br>& Photography<br>June 25, 2021</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 25:</b> [REVOLUTIONARY WAR - CONTINENTAL CONGRESS]. [HOLTEN, Dr. Samuel]. An archive of letters related to Danvers, Massachusetts, physician and statesman Dr. Samuel Holten. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, June 25:</b> [UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD]. CARBUTT, John, photographer. Exceptional collection of 27 stereoviews from the series, "Excursion to the 100th Meridian, October 1866." Chicago, [1866]. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, June 25:</b> [ALASKAN GOLD RUSH]. William Steele West and family, extensive archive of photographs, diaries, correspondence, and personal items. [Ca 19th - 20th century]. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <center><b>Cowan’s<br>American Historical Ephemera<br>& Photography<br>June 25, 2021</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 25:</b> [TAYLOR, Zachary]. Quarter plate daguerreotype featuring the 12th President of the United States. N.p.: n.p., [ca 1845]. $8,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, June 25:</b> [WASHINGTON, George]. Signed Society of the Cincinnati document. $5,000 to $7,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, June 25:</b> LINCOLN, Abraham. Autograph endorsement signed ("A. Lincoln"), as President. [Washington], 29 September 1862. 1 page, 4to, old creases. $5,000 to $7,000.
    <center><b>Cowan’s<br>American Historical Ephemera<br>& Photography<br>June 25, 2021</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 25:</b> JEFFERSON, Thomas. Autograph letter signed ("Th. Jefferson"), as United States President, to Robert Patterson. Washington DC, 2 July 1805. 1 page, 4to, evenly toned, small tear from seal. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, June 25:</b> [EARLY PHOTOGRAPHY] -- [ALCOTT, Elizabeth Sewall]. Ninth plate ruby ambrotype attributed to Elizabeth Sewall Alcott. N.p., [ca 1856-1857]. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, June 25:</b> [WESTERN AMERICANA]. RUSSELL, Andrew Joseph, photographer. <i>Salt Lake City, From the Top of the Tabernacle.</i> [1869]
  • <b><center>Sotheby’s<br>Livres et Manuscrits :<br>de Cervantès à Houellebecq<br>18 – 25 June</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 18 – 25 June:</b> Jouve, Paul -- François-Louis Schmied -- Rudyard Kipling. <i>Le Livre de la Jungle,</i> 1919.<br>€ 80,000 to € 120,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 18 – 25 June:</b> Cervantès Saavedra, Miguel de. <i>El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha.</i> Bruxelles, 1607.<br>€ 30,000 to € 50,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 18 – 25 June:</b> Buren, Daniel - Aimé Césaire. Cahier d'un retour au pays natal. Solstice, 2004. 1/140 ex. Avec 1/20 suites d'œuvres originales.<br>€ 4,000 to € 6,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 18 – 25 June:</b> [Musique] - Gioacchino Traversa. Six sonates à violon seul. [Vers 1770].<br>€ 3,000 to € 5,000.
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