University Archives: Fantastic Selection of Autographed Documents, Manuscripts, Photos, Books & Relics

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Auction Name Fantastic Selection of Autographed Documents, Manuscripts, Photos, Books & Relics Total Sales (USD) 290,820.00
Auction Date 10/31/2018 - 10/31/2018 Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 219,400.00
Sale Number #103118 High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 267,420.00
Total Lots 283
Sold Lots 203 Low Estimate of All Lots (USD) 322,400.00
% of Lots Sold 71.73% High Estimate of All Lots (USD) 392,520.00
Unsold Lots 80 Total Sales as a % of High Est. 74.09%

Top twenty-five by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price

Bob Dylan Handwritten Signed Lyrics "The Times They Are A-Changin"', A Timeless Anthem Which Reverberates To All Generations

USD 50,000.00 - 60,000.00 USD 132,000.00

George Washington Writes to Nathanael Greene Over Ongoing Concerns About Supplies for the Troops, Reminiscent of Valley Forge

USD 15,000.00 - 17,000.00 USD 19,200.00

Sigmund Freud Autograph Letter Signed From 1937 Regarding His Family Tree, "...I am finding a large number of respectable persons in there..."

USD 5,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 6,600.00

Charles Darwin Autograph Letter Signed, While Working on His Masterpiece, On The Origin Of The Species.

USD 6,000.00 - 7,000.00 USD 6,000.00

William "Buffalo Bill" Cody: Superb Signed Studio Portrait with Charming Inscription

USD 3,500.00 - 3,750.00 USD 4,200.00

Hirohito Huge Signed Document Conferring the Imperial Order of Meiji, With the Star of the Order of the Sacred Treasure, by Emperor of Japan

USD 4,000.00 - 4,500.00 USD 4,200.00

JFK Signed & Inscribed Magazine Cover, One of Only Three Known - Copy of John F. Kennedy's Speech, "Ask Not what your country can do for you . . . "

USD 4,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 4,200.00

Declaration Signer Benjamin Rush Fantastic ALS About The Bible, and Church vs State

USD 1,800.00 - 2,000.00 USD 4,200.00

Sven Hedin, Tibetan Explorer, Archive, 1897-1944

USD 600.00 - 700.00 USD 3,900.00

Clemente, Dimaggio, Mantle, Mays, Torre, Banks, Aaron, Bench, Williams, Ford, Perez, Gibson, Musial, and Pete Rose Signed Bat From Ralph Kiner

USD 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 USD 3,600.00

John F. Kennedy, Just Weeks after His Older Brother’s Tragic Death, Seeks Help on a Tribute Volume that Would Become "As We Remember Joe"

USD 5,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 3,600.00

Exquisite Rare 1785 Portrait Engraving of George Washington, Carington Bowles, London

USD 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 USD 3,600.00

Lizzie Borden's Signed Book of Poems Including the Couplet "And so they parted, not in tears, / Wedded in death through coming years ... "

USD 2,000.00 - 2,400.00 USD 2,400.00

Catherine the Great DS Dated 1774, the Same Year as the Treaty of Kucuk Kaynarca and the Capture of the Pretender Pugachev

USD 3,000.00 - 3,500.00 USD 2,160.00

John D. Rockefeller & H. M. Flagler: Signed Standard Oil Stock Certificate

USD 3,000.00 - 3,500.00 USD 2,160.00

Napoleon Bonaparte LS Outlining a Grueling Marching Schedule

USD 1,500.00 - 1,600.00 USD 2,040.00

Napoleon Bonaparte LS: "I see with pleasure that my Dragoons leave."

USD 1,500.00 - 1,600.00 USD 2,040.00

Orville Wright Outstanding Display Consisting of a Signed Check & an Original Piece of His Plane, Affixed to an Enormous Print of the Famous First Flight!

USD 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 USD 1,920.00

JFK Assassination The "WINK":, The Most Famous Image Taken Aboard Air Force One Alluding to a Massive Conspiracy

USD 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 USD 1,800.00

John Adams: Chinese Export Teacup Purportedly from His Personal Service, with Outstanding Provenance

USD 1,500.00 - 1,700.00 USD 1,560.00

Fantastic Original Naval Dispatch of Great Rarity "Japan Has Surrendered"

USD 1,000.00 - 1,200.00 USD 1,560.00

Kennedy Assassination Rarely Seen Image of LBJ Sworn in, Next to a Crying Jackie and Smiling Ladybird, Cecil Stoughton's Own Original Vintage Photo

USD 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 USD 1,440.00

Martin Luther King, Jr. Signed George Washington Carver 4-Stamp Block

USD 700.00 - 800.00 USD 1,320.00

Timothy Pickering on His Successful Negotiation of 1791 Treaty with the Five Nations, Unrealistically Hoping for Peace with other Western Native Americans

USD 1,500.00 - 1,700.00 USD 1,320.00

Edward Rutledge, the Youngest Signer of The Declaration of Independence, Twice Signed Summons, 1788

USD 800.00 - 1,000.00 USD 1,320.00
  • <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Library of a Midwestern Collector<br>November 5, 2019</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 5:</b> DARWIN, Charles. <i>On the Origin of Species.</i> London John Murray, 1859. FIRST EDITION. THE VERY FINE MELLON-GARDEN COPY. $120,000 to $180,000
    <b>Hindman Auctions Auctioneers, Nov. 5:</b> ECKERT, J. P, H. H. GOLDSTINE, and J. G. BRAINERD. <i>Description of the ENIAC and comments on electronic digital computing machines.</i> N.p., 1945. FIRST EDITION, INSCRIBED BY GOLDSTINE. $5,000 to $7,000
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 5:</b> EUCLID. <i>Elementa geometriae.</i> Translated from the Arabic by Adelard of Bath. Venice: Erhard Ratdolt, 25 May 1482. FIRST EDITION. $60,000 to $80,000
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    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 5:</b> [HAMILTON, Alexander, James MADISON and John JAY]. <i>The Federalist: A Collection of Essays…</i> New York: John and Andrew M'Lean, 1788. FIRST EDITION. $60,000 to $80,000
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 5:</b> GALILEI, Galileo. <i>Dialogo...Dove ne i congressi di quattro giornate si discorre sopra i due massimi sistemi del mondo Tolemaico, e Copernicano.</i> Florence, 1632. FIRST EDITION. $30,000 to $40,000
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 5:</b> JOYCE, James. <i>Ulysses.</i> Paris: Shakespeare and Company, 1922. FIRST EDITION, ONE OF 100 COPIES SIGNED BY JOYCE. $120,000 to $180,000
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Library of a Midwestern Collector<br>November 5, 2019</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 5:</b> KEYNES, John Maynard. <i>The General Theory of Employment Interest and Money.</i> London: Macmillan, 1936. FIRST EDITION. $5,000 to $7,000
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 5:</b> NEWTON, Isaac, Sir. <i>Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica.</i> London: Joseph Streater for the Royal Society, 1687. FIRST EDITION. $150,000 to $250,000
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 5:</b> ROWLING, J. K. <i>Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.</i> London: Bloomsbury, 1997. FIRST EDITION, SIGNED BY ROWLING. $80,000 to $120,000
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 5:</b> SMITH, Adam. <i>An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.</i> London: for W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1776. FIRST EDITION. $70,000 to $90,000
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 24:</b> Sir Isaac Newton, <i>Opticks,</i> first edition, first issue, London, 1704. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 24:</b> Johannes Jacobus Canis, <i>De modo studendi in utroque iure,</i> first edition, Padua, 1476. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 24:</b> Pope Clemens V, <i>Constitutiones,</i> Nuremberg, 1482. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 24:</b> Nicolaus Panormitanus de Tudeschis, <i>Lectura super V libris Decretalium,</i> Basel, 1480-81. $5,000 to $7,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 24:</b> Michael Faraday, <i>Experimental Researches in Electricity,</i> complete set, first editions, London, 1832-56. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 24:</b> William Gilbert, <i>Tractatus sive physiologia nova de magnete,</i> Sedini, 1628. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 24:</b> John Bulwer, <i>Philocophus,</i> first edition of the first book in English on the deaf, London, 1648. $1,000 to $2,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 24:</b> James Cook, complete set, 9 volumes, London, 1773-84. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 24:</b> Nicolaus Bertrand, <i>Opus de Tholosano[rum] Gestis ab Urbe Condita,</i> with the earliest known view of the city of Toulouse, 1515. $2,000 to $3,000.
  • <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts Including Americana<br>November 6, 2019</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 6:</b> RATZER, Bernard. <i>Plan of the City of New York in North America, surveyed in the years 1766 & 1767.</i> London: Jefferys and Faden, “Jan.y” 12, 1776. $80,000 to $120,000
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 6:</b> [KELMSCOTT PRESS]. COCKERELL, Sydney C. <i>Some German Woodcuts of the Fifteenth Century.</i> Hammersmith: The Kelmscott Press, 1897 [issued 1898]. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 6:</b> [GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS]. KEATS, John. <i>Lamia, Isabella, the Eve of Saint Agnes and Other Poems.</i> Waltham Saint Lawrence, Berkshire: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1928. $6,000 to $8,000
    <center> <b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts Including Americana<br>November 6, 2019</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 6:</b> [GRANT, Ulysses S.— GRANT, Julia, First Lady]. Carved Applewood and 18-karat Gold Jewelry Suite, Browne & Spaulding, Jewelers, New York City, 1865. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 6:</b> [LINCOLN ASSASSINATION]. GARDNER, Alexander. <i>Incidents of the War |Sic Semper Sicariis</i> [caption title]. Washington, D. C.: Philip & Solomons, 1865. $5,000 to $7,000
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 6:</b> A COMPLETE COLLECTION of 115 titles published in R. R. Donnelley's Lakeside Classics series. Chicago, 1903-2017. COMPLETE RUN OF THE LONGEST-RUNNING CONTINUOUS SERIES OF BOOKS IN THE WORLD. $5,000 to $7,000
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts Including Americana<br>November 6, 2019</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 6:</b> GLEIZES, Albert. METZINGER, Jean. <i>Du Cubisme.</i> Paris, 1947. LIMITED EDITION, number 19 of 20 copies on papier d'Auvergne. $3,000 to $4,000
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 6:</b> [THE LITTLE REVIEW]. ANDERSON, Margaret, ed. POUND, Ezra, ed. HEAP, Jane, ed. <i>The Little Review.</i> Vol. I, No. 1 through Vol. XII, No. 2. 1914-1929. $3,000 to $4,000
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 6:</b> [MOUNTENEY, Leonard, binder]. LOUŸS, Pierre. <i>Songs of Bilitis.</i> Chicago: Argus Books, 1931. $2,000 to $3,000
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 6:</b> [HANCOCK, John]. Partly-printed U.S. Loan-Office Transfer Certificate issued on behalf of Hancock. Sgn’d on recto by William Imlay, as Commissioner of Loans of Connecticut. 28 February 1793. $2,000 to $3,000
  • <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> SMITH, CHRISTOPHER WEBB. 1793-1871. <i>Indian Ornithology.</i> [Patna, India]: 1828. $50,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> DUPRÉ, LOUIS. 1789-1837. <i>Voyage à Athènes et à Constantinople, ou Collection de portraits, vues et costumes grecs et ottomans.</i> Paris: Dondey-Dupré, 1825. $60,000 to $90,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> ADAMS, JOHN. Autograph Letter Signed ("J Adams"), [to Dr. Perkins?] while recovering from his small pox inoculation, [late-April, 1764]. $30,000 to $50,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> AUSTEN, JANE. Autograph Letter Signed ("J. Austen"), to her sister Cassandra, 4 pp, "Thursday – after dinner," [September 16, 1813,] Henrietta St. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES. 1785-1851. <i>The Birds of America, from Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories.</i> New York & Philadelphia: J.J. Audubon & J.B. Chevalier, 1840-1844. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> DODWELL, EDWARD. 1767-1832. <i>Views in Greece.</i> London: Rodwell and Martin, 1821. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> JAMES, JESSE. Autograph Letter Signed ("Jesse W. James"), to Mr. Flood demanding Flood retract spurious accusations, 3 pp, June 5, 1875. $200,000 to $300,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> DE CORDOBA, JACOB. <i>Map of the State of Texas.</i> New York, 1866. $15,000 to $20,000
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> ARNOLD, BENEDICT. Autograph bookseller's receipt for Dr. John Dickinson, Signed ("B. Arnold"), February 1767. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> EINSTEIN, ALBERT. 4 Typed Letters Signed ("A Einstein") to Cleveland E. Dodge offering early reports on the meetings of the Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> EISENHOWER, DWIGHT D. Typed Letter Signed ("Dwight D. Eisenhower") to General Henri Giraud written from a secret bunker in Gibraltar on the eve of Operation Torch, November 4 [but 6], 1942. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> Early Broadside Printing of the GADSDEN PURCHASE, Puebla, August 16, 1854. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> ALLEN, ETHAN. Autograph Letter Signed to Crevecouer during the Constitutional Debates in Congress, 2 pp, August 29, 1787. $30,000 to $50,000.
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