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Auction Info

Auction Name
Illustration Art
Auction Date
04/23/2019 - 04/23/2019
Sale Number
#5390
Total Lots
559
Sold Lots
520
Lots Sold
93.02%
Unsold Lots
39
Total Sales (USD)
2,461,572.25
Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
1,398,500.00
High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
2,129,400.00
Low Estimate of All Lots (USD)
1,534,700.00
High Estimate of All Lots (USD)
2,331,300.00
Total Sales as a % of High Est.
105.59%

Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
71240 Patrick Nagel (American, 1945-1984)

Untitled Acrylic on canvas 39 x 29 in. Not signed

USD 60,000.00 - 80,000.00 USD 137,500.00
71241 Patrick Nagel (American, 1945-1984)

Untitled Acrylic on canvas 38 x 27 in. Not signed

USD 60,000.00 - 80,000.00 USD 125,000.00
71213 Rolf Armstrong (American, 1889-1960)

Carmen, Brown & Bigelow calendar illustration, 1929 Oil on canvas 60 x 80 in. Signed lower right

USD 50,000.00 - 70,000.00 USD 93,750.00
71055 Walter Martin Baumhofer (American, 1904-1987)

Red Snow, Doc Savage magazine cover, February 1935 Oil on canvas 29.75 x 20.25 in. Signed lower left The IRI Collection

USD 12,000.00 - 18,000.00 USD 84,375.00
71162 James Allen St. John (American, 1872-1957)

Tarzan and the Golden Lion, book frontispiece, 1922 Oil on board 35 x 22 in. (sight)

USD 40,000.00 - 60,000.00 USD 68,750.00
71007 George Brehm (American, 1878-1966)

Boy Trudging to School, The Saturday Evening Post cover, September 5, 1925 Oil on canvas 28 x 23 in. Signature added later by another hand The IRI Collection

USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00 USD 62,500.00
71092 Gil Elvgren (American, 1914-1980)

Smoke Screen, 1958 Oil on canvas 30 x 24 in. Signed lower right The IRI Collection

USD 40,000.00 - 60,000.00 USD 55,000.00
71117 John Held Jr. (American, 1889-1958)

The Gamble, Life Magazine cover, August 11, 1927 Ink and watercolor on board 14 x 10.75 in. (sight)

USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD 55,000.00
71181 Hannes Bok (American, 1914-1964)

Dark of the Moon, Fantasy Magazine cover, 1953 Mixed media on board 11.75 x 9.75 in. (sight)

USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD 50,000.00
71008 Walter Beach Humphrey (American, 1892-1966)

Reflection, Collier's magazine cover, June 15, 1929 Oil on canvas 36 x 24 in. Signed center right The IRI Collection

USD 15,000.00 - 25,000.00 USD 46,250.00
71060 Harry Lemon Parkhurst (American, 1876-1962)

The Monster Fringe, Spicy Mystery magazine cover, May 1941 Oil on canvas 29 x 21 in. Signed lower left The IRI Collection

USD 7,000.00 - 9,000.00 USD 37,500.00
71224 Gil Elvgren (American, 1914-1980)

Some Help! (Down, Boy), Brown & Bigelow calendar illustration, 1952 Oil on canvas 30 x 24 in. Signed lower left

USD 30,000.00 - 50,000.00 USD 35,000.00
71090 Gil Elvgren (American, 1914-1980)

Miss Sylvania's Mishap, circa 1955 Oil on canvas 30 x 24 in. Signed lower right The IRI Collection

USD 30,000.00 - 50,000.00 USD 32,500.00
71050 Robert Peak (American, 1927-1992)

Apocalypse Now, 1979 Mixed media on canvas 40 x 30 in. Signed lower right The IRI Collection

USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD 30,000.00
71142 Al Moore (American, 20th Century)

Wallpaper Blouse, Saturday Evening Post magazine cover, October 25, 1941 Gouache on board 22 x 30 in. Signed lower right

USD 6,000.00 - 8,000.00 USD 27,500.00
71164 Hugh Joseph Ward (American, 1909-1945)

The Man Who Carried Death, Spicy Detective Stories magazine cover, August 1940 Oil on canvas 27 x 19 in. Signed lower left

USD 30,000.00 - 50,000.00 USD 27,500.00
71067 Ken Kelly (American, b. 1946)

The Mighty King, 1991 Oil on canvas 53.5 x 41 in. Signed and dated lower right The IRI Collection

USD 15,000.00 - 25,000.00 USD 25,000.00
71242 Patrick Nagel (American, 1945-1984)

Untitled (Woman in Purple Pantsuit)

USD 20,000.00 - 30,000.00 USD 23,750.00
71009 Charles Edward Chambers (American, 1883-1941)

If We Had the Dole, American Magazine cover, 1931 Oil on canvas 27 x 19.5 in. Signed lower right The IRI Collection

USD 6,000.00 - 8,000.00 USD 23,750.00
71093 Alberto Vargas (American, 1896-1982)

I don't smoke or drink, Mr. Walker, and two out of three isn't bad. Playboy interior illustration Watercolor on board 29.75 x 20 in. Signed lower right The IRI Collection

USD 25,000.00 - 35,000.00 USD 22,500.00

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  • <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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