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Swann Galleries: Fine Books and Autographs

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Auction Name Fine Books and Autographs Total Sales (USD) 521,273.00
Auction Date 02/25/2021 - 02/25/2021 Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 259,800.00
Sale Number #2559 High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 390,350.00
Total Lots 269
Sold Lots 243 Low Estimate of All Lots (USD) 303,800.00
% of Lots Sold 90.33% High Estimate of All Lots (USD) 455,650.00
Unsold Lots 26 Total Sales as a % of High Est. 114.40%

Top twenty-five by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
23 DOUGLASS, FREDERICK

DOUGLASS, FREDERICK. Autograph Letter Signed, to Sallie Holley ("Dear Sally"),

1851 USD 20,000.00 - 30,000.00 USD 112,500.00
172 HEMINGWAY, ERNEST

HEMINGWAY, ERNEST. The Sun Also Rises.

1926 USD 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 USD 32,500.00
6 SMITH, JOSEPH

(MORMONS.) SMITH, JOSEPH. Document Signed, "Joseph Smith Mayor," an affidavit for Isaac P. Chase, certifying Chase's obligation to app

1843 USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00 USD 11,250.00
38 LISTER, JOSEPH

(MEDICINE.) LISTER, JOSEPH. Autograph Letter Signed, to "My dear Father,"

1866 USD 1,500.00 - 2,500.00 USD 10,000.00
22 DEAN, JAMES

DEAN, JAMES. Photograph Signed and Inscribed, "To Mrs. [Beulah] Roth / best wishes / James Dean,"

nd USD 7,000.00 - 10,000.00 USD 8,750.00
27 GANDHI, MOHANDAS K

GANDHI, MOHANDAS K. Letter Signed, "MKGandhi," to Edmund Elmar Mack ("Dear Mr. Mack"), in English,

1940 USD 5,000.00 - 7,500.00 USD 8,750.00
68 BERNSTEIN, LEONARD

BERNSTEIN, LEONARD. Autograph Musical Manuscript Signed and Inscribed, sketch for "(Marches--(Prologue))" in Exception and the Rule,

1968 USD 2,500.00 - 3,500.00 USD 8,750.00
231 Carroll, Lewis

(DALÍ, SALVADOR.) Carroll, Lewis. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

1969 USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 8,450.00
177 JOYCE, JAMES

JOYCE, JAMES. Collected Poems.

1936 USD 5,000.00 - 7,500.00 USD 7,500.00
25 EINSTEIN, ALBERT

EINSTEIN, ALBERT. Autograph Manuscript, unsigned, in German, 11 lines of equations and three lines of text relating to a static field r

nd USD 10,000.00 - 20,000.00 USD 7,000.00
26 EINSTEIN, ALBERT

EINSTEIN, ALBERT. Typed Letter Signed, "A. Einstein," to Dr. Isidor W. Held,

1945 USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 7,000.00
21 CHAPLIN, CHARLIE

CHAPLIN, CHARLIE. My Trip Abroad. Signed and Inscribed, with a small ink drawing, to cartoonist Milt Gross, on front free endpaper:

1922 USD 3,500.00 - 5,000.00 USD 6,750.00
206 [TWAIN, MARK.] Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám

[TWAIN, MARK.] Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, the Astronomer-Poet of Persia.

1878 USD 1,800.00 - 2,500.00 USD 6,750.00
142 FLEMING, IAN

FLEMING, IAN. The Man With the Golden Gun.

1965 USD 6,000.00 - 9,000.00 USD 6,500.00
41 NIGHTINGALE, FLORENCE

(MEDICINE.) NIGHTINGALE, FLORENCE. Autograph Letter Signed, to "My dear Mrs. Fowler" [wife of Dr. Richard Fowler?],

1861 USD 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 USD 6,000.00
96 BYRON, GEORGE GORDON NOEL

BYRON, GEORGE GORDON NOEL. Autograph Letter Signed, “Byron,” to his Cambridge classmate William John Bankes,

1812? USD 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 USD 5,500.00
204 TWAIN, MARK

TWAIN, MARK. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

1885 USD 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 USD 5,250.00
103 DISNEY, WALT

DISNEY, WALT. Watercolor and graphite drawing showing Donald Duck, Signed and Inscribed to Bernard Hobdell.

nd USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 5,000.00
192 ORWELL, GEORGE

ORWELL, GEORGE. Inside the Whale.

1940 USD 1,200.00 - 1,800.00 USD 5,000.00
256 Picasso, Pablo and Aristophanes

(LIMITED EDITIONS CLUB.) Picasso, Pablo and Aristophanes. Lysistrata: A New Version by Gilbert Seldes.

1934 USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 5,000.00
32 CURIE, MARIE

(MEDICINE.) CURIE, MARIE. Brief Typed Letter Signed, "M. Curie," to Otto Glasser in Cleveland, in French:

1928 USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 USD 4,680.00
89 WAGNER, RICHARD

WAGNER, RICHARD. Autograph Letter Signed, to "Dearest friend," in German,

1863 USD 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 USD 4,250.00
191 ORWELL, GEORGE

ORWELL, GEORGE. Down and Out in Paris and London.

1933 USD 1,800.00 - 2,500.00 USD 4,250.00
60 KENNEDY, JOHN F

KENNEDY, JOHN F. Photograph Signed and Inscribed: "For Judge Elijah Prettyman / with warm personal regards / and high esteem John Kenne

nd USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 4,000.00
56 EISENHOWER, DWIGHT D

EISENHOWER, DWIGHT D. Crusade in Europe.

1948 USD 2,500.00 - 3,500.00 USD 3,750.00
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries, May 12:</b> <i>Westvaco–Inspirations for Printers,</i> 3 volumes, 1938-61. $200 to $300.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, May 12:</b> Proef van Letteren, <i>Welk gegooten worden in de Nieuwe Haerlemsche Lettergietery,</i> 1768. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, May 12:</b> Paul Klee, <i>Bauhaus Ausstellung Juli – Sept.,</i> Weimar, 1923. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, May 12:</b> Michel Seuphor & Jozef Peeters, <i>Het Overzicht Nos.</i> 22-23-24, Antwerp, 1922. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, May 12:</b> Wolfrum & Co., <i>Modern Graphik, Serie I…,</i> complete portfolio, 1909. $1,200 to $1,800.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, May 12:</b> <i>Gravure et Fonderie deC. Derriey: Specimen-Album,</i> Paris, 1862. $5,000 to $7,500.
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Travel, Atlases, Maps<br>and Natural History<br>Online Auction<br>27 April – 13 May 2021</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 27 Apr. to 13 May:</b><br>Daniel Giraud Elliot. <i>A Monograph of the Phasianidae, or Family of the Pheasants,</i> 1870-1872, coloured plates. £40,000 to £60,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 27 Apr. to 13 May:</b><br>Georg Braun und Franz Hogenberg. <i>Civitates orbis terrarum.</i> Cologne, 1597-c.1606, 5 volumes, hand-coloured, calf. £140,000 to £200,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 27 Apr. to 13 May:</b> Qianren Huang. "Blue Map" of China. [Daoguang, 19th century]. £60,000 to £80,000.
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Travel, Atlases, Maps<br>and Natural History<br>Online Auction<br>27 April – 13 May 2021</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 27 Apr. to 13 May:</b> Abraham Ortelius. <i>Theatrum orbis terrarum,</i> 1595. £40,000 to £60,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 27 Apr. to 13 May:</b> Maxime Du Camp. <i>Egypte, Nubie, Palestine et Syrie. Dessins Photographiques.</i> Paris, 1852. £100,000 to £150,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 27 Apr. to 13 May:</b><br>China, Canton School. A superb album of 141 watercolours, c.1800. £70,000 to £100,000.
  • <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Images of Angling:<br>The David Beazley Collection<br>of Angling Prints<br>Online Sale<br>20th May 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 20:</b> Alken (Henry), after. Salmon Fishing; Fishing in a Punt; Pike Fishing, three works, 1820. £600 to £800.
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 20:</b> Early Images of Angling.- Hollar (Wenceslaus) Angling; River Fishing; and Salmon Fishing, after Francis Barlow, 3 engravings, [c. 1671]. £500 to £700.
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 20:</b> Rolfe (Henry Leonidas). <i>Studies of Fresh Water Fish,</i> 1851. £500 to £700.
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Images of Angling:<br>The David Beazley Collection<br>of Angling Prints<br>Online Sale<br>20th May 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 20:</b> Morland (George), After. A Party Angling; The Anglers' Repast, a pair, mezzotints, 1789. £400 to £600.
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 20:</b> Pollard (James), After. Bottom Fishing; Anglers Packing Up, etchings with aquatint, 1831. £400 to £600.
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 20:</b> Angling's Age of Romance.- Sayer (Robert, publisher) & J. Bennett. The Angelic Angler, mezzotint, 1781; and another. £300 to £400.
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Images of Angling:<br>The David Beazley Collection<br>of Angling Prints<br>Online Sale<br>20th May 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 20:</b> Fishing Satire.- London.- Roberts (Piercy). Patience at Paddington or angling in the Junction Canal, etching after Woodward, 1807; together with Woodward's 'Angling at Sadler's Wells', and another, 1794. £300 to £400.
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 20:</b> Fishing Satire - Cats Fishing.- Seymour (Robert). Waltonizing or - Green-land Fisherman, [c. 1830s]; together with 3 lithographs of cats fishing, [c. 1830s]. £300 to £400.
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 20:</b> Fishing Portraits.- Zoffany (Johan), After. Master James Sayer, at the age of 13, mezzotint by Richard Houston, 1772. £300 to £400.
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Images of Angling:<br>The David Beazley Collection<br>of Angling Prints<br>Online Sale<br>20th May 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 20:</b> Wilkinson (Norman). Come to Britain for Fishing, lithographic poster, [c. 1947]. £300 to £400.
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 20:</b> Scottish Fishing.- Heath (William). Sporting in the Scottish Isles no. III. Salmon Fishing, 1835; and another. £150 to £200.
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 20:</b> Simpson (Joseph). The Border Angler, drypoint, [c. 1927]. £150 to £200.
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