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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
57

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
272

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
73

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
52

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
44

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

USD 3,500.00 - 3,750.00 USD 4,200.00
102

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
123

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
234

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

USD 1,800.00 - 2,000.00 USD 4,200.00
98

Sven Hedin, Tibetan Explorer, Archive, 1897-1944

USD 600.00 - 700.00 USD 3,900.00
14

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
132

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
274

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

USD 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 USD 3,600.00
22

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
35

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
228

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

USD 3,000.00 - 3,500.00 USD 2,160.00
20

Napoleon Bonaparte LS Outlining a Grueling Marching Schedule

USD 1,500.00 - 1,600.00 USD 2,040.00
21

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

USD 1,500.00 - 1,600.00 USD 2,040.00
284

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
139

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
2

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

USD 1,500.00 - 1,700.00 USD 1,560.00
282

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

USD 1,000.00 - 1,200.00 USD 1,560.00
131

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
151

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

USD 700.00 - 800.00 USD 1,320.00
203

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
237

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>Bonhams<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>New York | June 11, 2019</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 11:</b> Faulkner, William. <i>The Sound and the Fury.</i> New York: Jonathan Cape, [1929]. First edition in dust jacket. $4,000 to $6,000
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 11:</b> Trautz-Bauzonnet bindery. Shakespeare, William. Sonnets. 1901. 2 volumes. Printed on vellum and illuminated by Ross Turner. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 11:</b> Thompson, Kay. <i>Eloise at Christmastime.</i> New York: Random House, [1958]. First edition. In custom binding by Asprey. $800 to $1,200
    <center><b>Bonhams<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>New York | June 11, 2019</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 11:</b> Beardsley, Aubrey. <i>The Birth, Life, and Acts of King Arthur.</i> 1893-94. 2 volumes. Contemporary painted vellum gilt by Chivers. $2,000 to $3,000
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 11:</b> Assisi, St. Francis. <i>The Canticle of Brother Sun.</i> Illuminated on vellum, for the Grolier Society. $6,000 to $9,000
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 11:</b> Taylor, Deems. <i>Walt Disney’s Fantasia.</i> New York: 1940. In custom binding by Asprey. $2,000 to $3,000
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 14:</b> William Shakespeare, <i>Shakespeare’s Sonnets, In Two Parts,</i> limited Saint Dunstan edition, Oxford University Press, 1901. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 14:</b> Benjamin Graham & David L. Dodd, <i>Security Analysis,</i> first edition, inscribed by Graham to a Wall Street trader, NY, 1934. $18,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 14:</b><br>Ian Fleming, <i>Goldfinger,</i> first edition, inscribed to Sir Henry Cotton, MBE, London, 1959. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 14:</b><br>Ian Fleming, <i>The Man with the Golden Gun,</i> first edition, first state with the dust jacket, London, 1965. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 14:</b> Virginia Woolf, <i>The Voyage Out,</i> first American edition of the author’s first book, in rare dust jacket, NY, 1920. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 14:</b> Gabriel García Márquez, <i>Cien años de soledad,</i> Buenos Aires, 1967. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 14:</b> Mary Mapes Dodge, <i>Along the Way,</i> first edition, author’s copy, annotated in her hand, NY, 1879. $1,800 to $2,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 14:</b> <i>The Dial: A Monthly Magazine for Literature, Philosophy and Religion,</i> first edition, Ralph Waldo Emerson’s copy, Cincinnati, 1860. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 14:</b> Gaston Leroux, <i>The Phantom of the Opera,</i> first American edition, first printing, New York, 1911. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 14:</b> Walt Whitman, <i>Leaves of Grass,</i> signed, Camden, 1876. $4,000 to $6,000.
  • <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers: Fine Books and Manuscripts. May 1, 2019</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman, May 1:</b> WRIGHT, Wilbur -- WRIGHT, Orville. Photograph signed. 128 x 177 mm, black and white. Taken for Collier's Weekly by James H. ("Jimmy") Hare. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, May 1:</b> WRIGHT, Wilbur -- WRIGHT, Orville. Typed document signed, New York, NY, 18 November 1909. A founding document in the history of aviation: the certificate of incorporation for the Wright Company. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, May 1:</b> LINCOLN, Mary Todd. Personal monogrammed handkerchief. Square linen handkerchief, silk border, "ML" monogram to one corner, 11 1/8 x 11 1/4 in. $1,000 to $1,500
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers: Fine Books and Manuscripts. May 1, 2019</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman, May 1:</b> TRUMAN, Harry S. Broadside signed, as President, 8 May 1945. Truman's V-E Day proclamation. $4,000 to $6,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, May 1:</b> WASHINGTON, Martha Dandridge Custis, First Lady. Autograph free frank signed on integral cover sheet. One of four surviving free franks by Martha Washington. $30,000 to $40,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, May 1:</b> DALI, Salvador, illustrator. -- DODGSON, Charles Lutwidge. <i>Alice in Wonderland.</i> New York: W.U.C.U.A. and Maecenas Press - Random House, 1969. Limited edition, signed by Dali. $3,000 to $4,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers: Fine Books and Manuscripts. May 1, 2019</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman, May 1:</b> CHURCHILL, Winston Spencer. <i>Lord Randolph Churchill.</i> London: Macmillan and Co., 1906. First edition, presentation copy to his valet, inscribed. $5,000 to $7,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, May 1:</b> DICKENS, Charles. <i>Great Expectations.</i> London: Chapman and Hall, 1861. First edition, 3 vols. Vol. I second issue, vol. II first issue, vol. III third issue. $4,000 to $6,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, May 1:</b> DODGSON, Charles Lutwidge ("Lewis Carroll"). <i>Sylvie and Bruno. -Sylvie and Bruno Concluded.</i> London: Macmillan, 1889, 1893. First editions, inscribed presentation copies. 2 works in 2 vols. $1,000 to $1,500
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers: Fine Books and Manuscripts. May 1, 2019</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman, May 1:</b> KEULEN, Gerard van. <i>Nieuwe Wassende Graaden Paskaart Vertoonende alle de Bekende Zeekusten en…</i> [Amsterdam, ca 1720]. Important 18th century world map depicting California as an island. $6,000 to $8,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, May 1:</b> ALHAZEN [Abu 'Ali al-Hasan ibn al-Hasan ibn al-Haytham]. <i>Opticae thesaurus.</i> Translated from Arabic into Latin. First edition of Alhazen’s classic work on optics and vision. $18,000 to $25,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, May 1:</b> GALILEI, Galileo. <i>Systema cosmicum... in quo quatuor dialogis…</i> Translated from Italian by Matthias Bernegger. Strasbourg: D. Hauttius for the Elzevirs [at Leiden], 1635. First Latin edition. $6,000 to $8,000
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