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
51Charles G. Gordon

C.G. Gordon | Autograph letter signed, to Sir Samuel Baker, 8 January 1884

1884GBP 1,000.00 - 1,500.00GBP 1,638.00
52[Charles G. Gordon--family.]

C.G. Gordon--family | Collection of letters and documents on the death of Gordon, 1880s-90s

1880s-90sGBP 800.00 - 1,200.00GBP 1,890.00
53Emma Hamilton--Charles Wesley

Emma Hamilton | Her copy of Charles Wesley's Air for Key'd Instruments

GBP 500.00 - 700.00GBP 378.00
54Hindenburg, Paul von (1847-1934), as Field Marshal

Hindenburg | Document signed as Field Marshal, 1896

1896GBP 100.00 - 150.00GBP 504.00
55James II

James II | Document signed, also signed by Samuel Pepys, 1688; with another document

1688GBP 800.00 - 1,200.00GBP 1,008.00

Jersey | Accounts detailing military expenditure on the island, 1811

1811GBP 200.00 - 300.00GBP 693.00
57Empress Joséphine

Joséphine | letter signed as Empress, to Régis de Cambacérès, about the armistice after the Battle of Wagram, 1809

1809GBP 1,000.00 - 1,500.00GBP 1,890.00
58Kléber, Jean-Baptiste,

Kléber | Letter signed as Commander of the French Army in Egypt, 1799

1799GBP 300.00 - 500.00GBP 441.00
59Lamartine, Alphonse de

Alphonse de Lamartine | 3 autograph letters and 3 fragments from the working manuscript of a speech, 1844-49

1844-49GBP 300.00 - 400.00GBP 252.00
60T. E. Lawrence

T.E. Lawrence | Series of letters to Lawrence by his immediate family, 1916-35

1916-35GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00GBP 2,520.00
61T. E. Lawrence

T E Lawrence | Autograph letter signed, to Dear Madam, 30 March 1923

1923GBP 1,000.00 - 1,500.00GBP 1,134.00
62T.E. Lawrence

T.E. Lawrence | His album of press cuttings with pencil annotations, late 1920s

1920sGBP 10,000.00 - 15,000.00GBP 12,600.00
63Lawrence, T.E.

T.E. Lawrence | autograph letter signed, to James Louis Garvin, 1934

1934GBP 3,000.00 - 5,000.00Not Sold
64Louis XIV

Louis XIV | letter signed, giving military orders to the Duc d'Aumont, commanding the army on the coast. 1667

1667GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00GBP 3,276.00
65Hudson Lowe

Hudson Lowe | Letter signed, to Count Balmain, 20 May 1819

1819GBP 800.00 - 1,200.00GBP 2,394.00
66Maria Eleonora, Queen of Sweden

Maria Eleonora, Queen of Sweden, document signed, 17 January 1637

1637GBP 300.00 - 400.00GBP 315.00
67John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough

John, Duke of Marlborough | two documents, and a document signed by Sarah Duchess of Marlborough, 1708-14

1708-14GBP 400.00 - 600.00GBP 819.00
68Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough

Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough | letter signed, on lands abutting Marlborough House, 12 August 1733

1733GBP 700.00 - 900.00GBP 819.00
69Masséna, André (1758-1817), as General-in-Chief of the "Armée du Danube"

Masséna, Marshall of France | Printed and manuscript order signed, as General-in-Chief of the French Army in Switzerland, 1799

1799GBP 400.00 - 600.00GBP 315.00
70Masséna, André, Marshal of France

Masséna, Marshall of France | letter signed, to General Loison, about reconnaissance patrols in Portugal, 1810

1810GBP 400.00 - 600.00GBP 378.00
71Prince Metternich

Metternich | Two letters and a cut signature, 1836-40

1836-40GBP 200.00 - 300.00GBP 693.00
72Monet, Claude

Monet | Autograph letter to his wife, about Degas and Frits Thaulow, Pourville-sur-Mer, 24 March 1896

1896GBP 1,200.00 - 1,800.00GBP 4,410.00
73Monet, Claude

Monet | Autograph letter signed (''Claude Monet''), to the painter Ferdinand Deconchy, Giverny, 1902

1902GBP 700.00 - 900.00GBP 2,772.00
74Murat, Joachim (1767-1815), as King of Naples and the two Sicilies

Joachim Murat | Document signed, as King of Naples and the two Sicilies, about Pedavoli in Calabria, 1810

1810GBP 400.00 - 600.00GBP 378.00
75Mussolini, Benito

Mussolini | Military decree, signed by Mussolini and Victor Emmanuel III, 1927

1927GBP 200.00 - 300.00GBP 5,292.00
  • <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.
  • <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.
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