• <center><b>One of a Kind Collectibles Auctions<br>Rare Autograph & Documents<br>September 29, 2022</b>
    <b>One of a Kind, Sep. 29:</b> John Adams Signed Ship's Passport, partly printed DS as president, signed “John Adams.”
    <b>One of a Kind, Sep. 29:</b> Extremely Rare James Garfield DS as President Appointing Revenue Service Agent.
    <b>One of a Kind, Sep. 29:</b> Babe Ruth 1939 Cooperstown cover boldly signed — with photo.
    <center><b>One of a Kind Collectibles Auctions<br>Rare Autograph & Documents<br>September 29, 2022</b>
    <b>One of a Kind, Sep. 29:</b> Incredible Harry S. Truman Kansas City Auto Club sales ledger maintained by Truman!
    <b>One of a Kind, Sep. 29:</b> Important Herbert Hoover 4 pg ALS about Chinese Gold Mining.
    <b>One of a Kind, Sep. 29:</b> Rare Calvin Coolidge ALS as President.
    <center><b>One of a Kind Collectibles Auctions<br>Rare Autograph & Documents<br>September 29, 2022</b>
    <b>One of a Kind, Sep. 29:</b> Abraham Lincoln Signed Appointment.
    <b>One of a Kind, Sep. 29:</b> Ironic John Kennedy Jr. Handwritten report on why he is accident report form when he attended Collegiate School in 1975.
    <b>One of a Kind, Sep. 29:</b> Katherine Bates Signed -“America! America! God shed his grace on thee.”
    <center><b>One of a Kind Collectibles Auctions<br>Rare Autograph & Documents<br>September 29, 2022</b>
    <b>One of a Kind, Sep. 29:</b> Apollo 11 - Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin & Michael Collins.
    <b>One of a Kind, Sep. 29:</b> Amassed Over Four Decades, an impressive 1100+ piece collection of entertainment and notables.
    <b>One of a Kind, Sep. 29:</b> Mark Twain / Samuel Clemens Signed Letter and Card.
  • <center><b>Swann Auction Galleries<br>Printed & Manuscript Americana<br>September 29, 2022</b>
    <b>Swann September 29:</b> Extensive archive of papers of Lincoln’s Secretary of the Navy, Gideon Welles. $60,000 to $90,000.
    <b>Swann September 29:</b> George Catlin, <i>North American Indian Portfolio,</i> 1844. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann September 29:</b> The Twenty-Four Books of the Holy Scriptures, Carefully Translated…after the Best Jewish Authorities, Philadelphia, 1853-54. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <center><b>Swann Auction Galleries<br>Printed & Manuscript Americana<br>September 29, 2022</b>
    <b>Swann September 29:</b> Wedding book of Eleanor Roosevelt’s bodyguard, Earl Miller, signed by the Roosevelts, 1932. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann September 29:</b> Textile titled <i>The Resignation of Pres’t Washington,</i> Scotland, circa 1800. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann September 29:</b> Gideon Welles, Pass for President Lincoln’s White House funeral, 1865. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann September 29:</b> Confirmation of arms and nobility in favor of the Diez y Mora family, Madrid, 1710. $2,500 to $3,500.

Sothebys: The James S. Copley Library: Magnificent American, Historical Documents: Second Selection, N08699, New York

Auction Details

Auction Report
Auction Date
10/15/2010 - 10/15/2010
Page Size: 217 items in 9 pages

Lot NumberAuthor NameBook TitlePlace PrintedYear PublishedEstimateActual Price
558Adams, John as Minister Plenipotentiary

Letter in the hand of John Adams's secretary, John Thaxter Jr. , signed ("J. Adams")

Paris1780 but 17 MayUSD 20,000.00 - 30,000.00USD 22,500.00
559Adams, John, as Minister Plenipotentiary

Letter in the hand of Adams's secretary, John Thaxter Jr., signed ("John Adams")

Paris1780USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00Not Sold
560Adams, John

Autograph letter signed ("John Adams")

Paris1780USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00USD 7,500.00
561Adams, John, as Minister to Great Britain

Autograph letter signed ("John Adams")

London1786USD 40,000.00 - 60,000.00USD 25,000.00
562Adams, John, second President

Autograph letter signed ("John Adams")

London1813USD 40,000.00 - 60,000.00Not Sold
565Arnold, Benedict, Continental General and Traitor

Autograph document signed ("Benedt Arnold, Capt.")

Cambridge1775USD 2,500.00 - 3,500.00USD 4,375.00
567Articles of Confederation

Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union between the States of New-Hampshire, Massachusetts-Bay, Rhode-Island and Providence Plantations, Connecticut, New-York, New-Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North-Carolina, South-Carolina an

Lancaster (Pennsylvania) Printed Boston1777USD 30,000.00 - 40,000.00USD 35,000.00
568Bailey, Luther, Continental Captain

Autograph letter signed ("L. Bailey") with postscript signed by Adam Bailey ("Adam Bailey")

West Point1779USD 2,500.00 - 3,500.00USD 1,250.00
569Beaumarchais, Pierre Augustin Caron de

Autograph letter in French signed ("Caron de Beaumarchais")

Paris1783USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00USD 10,000.00
570Boston Committee of Correspondence

At a time when degenerate Britons are with brutal rage, and the great injustice, using every means in their power to wrest from their American Brethren every thing that ought to be held dear and invaluable by any people ...

Boston1777USD 2,500.00 - 3,500.00USD 2,500.00
571Butler, Richard, Continental General

Autograph letter signed ("R. Butler")

Camp1780USD 1,500.00 - 2,500.00USD 1,875.00
572Carleton, Guy, British Major General and Governor of the Province of Quebec

Document signed ("Guy Carleton")

Montreal1777USD 1,500.00 - 2,500.00USD 1,375.00
574[Connecticut General Assembly]

At a General Assembly of the Governor and Company of the English Colony of Connecticut, in New-England in America, holden at Hartford, in said Colony, on the Second Thursday of May … 1775. An Act for regulating and ordering the Troops that are, or may be

New London1775USD 3,500.00 - 5,000.00USD 1,750.00
575Continental Congress

In Congress, April 14th, 1777. Resolved that it be recommended to the Executive Powers of each of the United States, to enquire into the conduct of all Officers on the recruiting service …

Philadelphia1777USD 6,000.00 - 8,000.00USD 9,375.00
576Cornwallis, Charles, 1st Marquess and British General

Autograph letter signed ("Cornwallis")

Culford1784USD 2,500.00 - 3,500.00USD 1,250.00
577Coxe, Daniel

A Description of the English Province of Carolina, By the Spaniards call'd Florida, And by the French La Louisiane.  As also of the Great and Famous River Meschacebe or Missisipi. 

London1727USD 7,000.00 - 10,000.00USD 9,375.00
578[Crevecoeur, Michel Guillaume St. Jean de]

St. John, J. Hector. Letters from an American Farmer; Describing Certain Provincial Situations, Manners, and Customs, Not Generally Known; and Conveying Some Idea of the Late and Present Interior Circumstances of the British Colonies in North America.

London1782USD 2,500.00 - 3,500.00USD 1,375.00
579[Crevecoeur, Michel Guillaume St. Jean de]

Fine group of three continental editions of the author's French translation of his popular description of life in America, as follows:

Paris1784USD 2,500.00 - 3,500.00USD 1,375.00
580Crisis

The Crisis.

London1775–1776USD 6,000.00 - 8,000.00USD 3,125.00
581Dayton, Jonathan, Continental Officer

Autograph letter signed ("J. Dayton")

Chatham, New Jersey1781USD 1,200.00 - 1,800.00USD 1,625.00
582Deane, Silas

Autograph letter signed ("Silas Deane")

Philadelphia1774USD 6,000.00 - 8,000.00USD 43,750.00
583Dunlap, John, Congressional Printer

Letter signed ("John Dunlap")

Philadelphia1807USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00USD 9,375.00
584Du Simitière, Pierre Eugène

Portraits of the Generals, Ministers, Magistrates, Members of Congress, and Others, Who have rendered themselves Illustrious in the Revolution of the United States of North America.

London1783USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00USD 2,000.00
585Fitzgerald, John, Aide-de-Camp to George Washington

Autograph letter signed ("John Fitzgerald")

Headquarters Valley Forge1778USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00USD 5,625.00
586(Franklin, Benjamin, printer)

Marcus Tullius Cicero.  Cato Major, or his Dicourses on Old-Age [trans. James Logan]. 

Philadelphia1744USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00USD 8,750.00
  • <b><center>Potter & Potter Auctions<br>Fine Books & Manuscripts<br>October 20, 2022</b></center>
    <b>Potter & Potter, Oct. 20:</b> JOYCE, James. <i>Ulysses.</i> London: John Lane the Bodley Head, 1937. PRESENTATION COPY OF THE FIRST ENGLISH EDITION PRINTED IN ENGLAND. $50,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Potter & Potter, Oct. 20:</b> [SHACKLETON, Ernest]. –– BROWNING, Robert. <i>Poetical Works of…</i> London: Smith and Elder, 1906. PRESENTED TO SHACKLETON AND THE OFFICERS OF THE NIMROD BY A MEMBER OF THE ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Potter & Potter, Oct. 20:</b> AUDUBON, John James. <i>The Birds of America, from Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories.</i> New York: George R. Lockwood, [1870]. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b><center>Potter & Potter Auctions<br>Fine Books & Manuscripts<br>October 20, 2022</b></center>
    <b>Potter & Potter, Oct. 20:</b> ARISTOTLE. Opera, in Greek, parts one and two only: Organon and Natural Philosophy I. Edited by Aldus and others. Venice: Aldus Manutius, 1 November 1495–February 1498. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Potter & Potter, Oct. 20:</b> COOK, James, Capt. [Collected Voyages]. First and Second Voyages: London: W. Strahan; and T. Cadell, 1773, 1777; Third Voyage: London: H. Hughes for G. Nicol and T. Cadell, 1785. $14,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Potter & Potter, Oct. 20:</b> CLEMENS, Samuel Langhorne (“Mark Twain”). <i>The Writings of…</i> Hartford: American Publishing Co., 1899–1900. $12,000 to $16,000.
    <b><center>Potter & Potter Auctions<br>Fine Books & Manuscripts<br>October 20, 2022</b></center>
    <b>Potter & Potter, Oct. 20:</b> [KELMSCOTT PRESS]. SHAKESPEARE, William. <i>The Poems of…</i> Edited by Frederick S. Ellis. Hammersmith: William Morris for the Kelmscott Press, 1893. $12,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Potter & Potter, Oct. 20:</b> LONDON, Jack. <i>The Call of the Wild.</i> New York: The Macmillan Company, 1905. PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY LONDON. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Potter & Potter, Oct. 20:</b> CROWLEY, Aleister (1875–1947). <i>The Winged Beetle.</i> London: privately printed, 1910. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b><center>Potter & Potter Auctions<br>Fine Books & Manuscripts<br>October 20, 2022</b></center>
    <b>Potter & Potter, Oct. 20:</b> WILDE, Oscar (“C.3.3.”). <i>The Ballad of Reading Gaol.</i> London: Leonard Smithers, January 1898. $6,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Potter & Potter, Oct. 20:</b> DRYDEN, John. <i>Fables Ancient and Modern; translated into verse from Homer, Ovid, Boccace, & Chaucer: with original poems.</i> London: John Tonson, 1700. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Potter & Potter, Oct. 20:</b> [MAP]. LINSCHOTEN, Jan Huygen van. <i>Delineatio Orarum Maritimarum…</i> London: John Wolfe, 1598. $3,000 to $4,000.
  • <b><center>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>and Works on paper<br>Thursday 29th September 2022</b>
    <b>Forum, Sep. 29:</b> South America.- Conquest of Peru.- Cieza De León (Pedro de). <i>Parte primera de la chronica del Peru,</i> first edition, Seville, Martín de Montesdoca, 1553. £50,000 to £70,000.
    <b>Forum, Sep. 29:</b> Asia.- Mandeville (Sir John). <i>Tractato bellissimo delle piu maravigliose cose & piu motabile che sitrovino nelle parte delmondo,</i> Florence, [Lorenzo Morgiani], 1496-99. £40,000 to £60,000.
    <b>Forum, Sep. 29:</b> Bible leaf, Latin. Single leaf from the Gutenberg Bible, [Mainz], [Johann Gutenberg & Johann Fust], [c.1454/55]. £40,000 to £60,000.
    <b><center>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>and Works on paper<br>Thursday 29th September 2022</b>
    <b>Forum, Sep. 29:</b> Publicius (Jacobus). <i>Ars oratoria. Ars epistolandi. Ars memorativa,</i> first edition, Venice, Erhard Ratdolt, 1482. £40,000 to £60,000.
    <b>Forum, Sep. 29:</b> Biblia Pauperum.- Single leaf from a blockbook Biblia Pauperum in Latin, from the Wiblingen copy of Schreiber's edition III, Netherlands, 1465. £25,000 to £35,000.
    <b>Forum, Sep. 29:</b> South America.- Brazil.- Steinmann (Johan Jacob). <i>Souvenirs de Rio de Janeiro,</i> Paris, chez Rittner & Goupil, 1837. £20,000 to £30,000.
    <b><center>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>and Works on paper<br>Thursday 29th September 2022</b>
    <b>Forum, Sep. 29:</b> Asia.- Polo (Marco). <i>In cui si tratta le meravigliose cose del mondo per lui vedute,</i> Venice, Matteo Pagano, 1555. £20,000 to £30,000.
    <b>Forum, Sep. 29:</b> Sir Joshua Reynolds' copy.- Donne (John). <i>Poems, by J.D. With elegies on the authors death,</i> the Joshua Reynolds-Philip Bliss copy of the first edition, Printed by M[iles]. F[lesher]. for Iohn Marriot, 1633. £20,000 to £30,000
    <b>Forum, Sep. 29:</b> Gilbert (William). <i>De Magnete,</i> first edition, Peter Short, 1600. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <b><center>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>and Works on paper<br>Thursday 29th September 2022</b>
    <b>Forum, Sep. 29:</b> Audubon (John James). <i>The Birds of America,</i> 8 vol., New York, George R. Lockwood, [c.1889]. £6,000 to £8,000.
    <b>Forum, Sep. 29:</b> Pratchett (Terry). <i>The Colour of Magic,</i> first edition, signed by the author, 1983. £5,000 to £7,000.
    <b>Forum, Sep. 29:</b> Flaubert (Gustave). <i>Trois Contes,</i> first edition, one of 100 copies on papier de Hollande, Paris, Charpentier, 1877. £5,000 to £7,000.
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