Sothebys: Important Americana, NO9100, New York

Auction Details

Auction Report
Auction Date
01/24/2014 - 01/25/2014
Page Size: 21 items in 1 pages
Lot NumberAuthor NameBook TitlePlace PrintedYear PublishedEstimateActual Price
1CURRIER AND IVES (PUBLISHERS) THE GREAT FIRE AT CHICAGO, OCTR. 8TH 1871 (GALE 2835)1871USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00USD 21,250.00
2JOHN JAMES AUDUBON (AFTER) FISH HAWK OR OSPREY (PLATE LXXXI) circa 1830USD 15,000.00 - 25,000.00USD 46,875.00
3JOHN JAMES AUDUBON (AFTER) PASSENGER PIGEON (PLATE LXII) circa 1830USD 7,000.00 - 10,000.00USD 16,250.00
4JOHN JAMES AUDUBON (AFTER) COLUMBIA JAY (PLATE XCVI) circa 1830USD 6,000.00 - 8,000.00USD 6,250.00
5JOHN JAMES AUDUBON (AFTER) A GROUP OF THREE SMALL BIRDScirca 1834USD 6,000.00 - 8,000.00USD 3,125.00
6JOHN JAMES AUDUBON (AFTER) ZENAIDA DOVE (PLATE CLXII) AND KEY WEST PIGEON (PLATE CLXVII)circa 1834USD 5,000.00 - 7,000.00USD 3,125.00
7JOHN JAMES AUDUBON (AFTER) GOOSANDER...COHOES FALLS, STATE OF NEW YORK (PLATE CCCXXXI)circa 1838USD 7,000.00 - 10,000.00Not Sold
8JOHN JAMES AUDUBON (AFTER) GREAT AUK (PLATE CCCXLI)circa 1838USD 6,000.00 - 8,000.00USD 5,000.00
9JOHN JAMES AUDUBON (AFTER) BLACK-THROATED DIVER (PLATE CCCXLVI)circa 1838USD 5,000.00 - 7,000.00USD 3,125.00
10JOHN JAMES AUDUBON (AFTER) ICELAND OR JER FALCON (PLATE CCCLXVI) circa 1837USD 60,000.00 - 80,000.00USD 56,250.00
11JOHN JAMES AUDUBON (AFTER) TRUMPETER SWAN (PLATE CCCCVI) circa 1837USD 30,000.00 - 50,000.00USD 31,250.00
12JOHN JAMES AUDUBON 1785 - 1851 SAY'S SQUIRREL1831USD 80,000.00 - 120,000.00USD 137,000.00
13JOHN JAMES AUDUBON (AFTER) GREAT WHITE HERON (PLATE 368)1860USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00USD 2,500.00
14JOHN JAMES AUDUBON AND JOHN WOODHOUSE AUDUBON (AFTER) POLAR BEAR (PLATE XCI)1846USD 5,000.00 - 7,000.00USD 3,750.00
15JOHN JAMES AUDUBON (AFTER) THE JAGUAR (PLATE CI)1846USD 6,000.00 - 8,000.00USD 7,500.00
16JOHN JAMES AUDUBON (AFTER) THE BIRDS OF AMERICA FROM DRAWINGS MADE IN THE UNITED STATES AND THEIR TERRITORIES (FIRST OCTAVIO EDITION)New York and Philadelphia 1840-1844USD 35,000.00 - 45,000.00USD 43,750.00
231SAMUEL BENZ SAMUEL BENZ (THE MOUNT PLEASANT ARTIST), DATED 1822 1822USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00Not Sold
237ATTRIBUTED TO SAMUEL MUSSELMAN WATERCOLOR FRAKTUR BIRTH LETTER FOR MARIA CATHRINA ACHE,1786USD 5,000.00 - 7,000.00USD 6,250.00
337MRS. LATROBE TO MRS. DOLLEY MADISON LETTER FROM MRS. LATROBE TO MRS. DOLLEY MADISON USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00USD 4,688.00
392 JAMES WILSON & SONS PAIR OF 13 INCH CELESTIAL AND TERRESTRIAL GLOBES,USD 5,000.00 - 7,000.00USD 5,000.00
425THOMAS L. MCKENNEY AND JAMES HALL GROUP OF FOUR AMERICAN INDIAN PRINTS, THOMAS L. MCKENNEY AND JAMES HALL USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00USD 1,250.00
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 1:</b> Early Printed, Medical & Scientific Books
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 1:</b> Miniature of Légende de la Vie de Sainte Catherine, illuminated manuscript, Bruges, later 15th century. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 1:</b> John Milton, <i>Paradise Lost</i>, first edition work of binder James Scott, Glasgow, 1770. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 1:</b> Giacomo Berengario da Carpi, <i>Isagogae breves et exactissimae in anatomiam</i>..., pre-Vesalian anatomical textbook, Strassburg, 1530.<br>$15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 1:</b> Early Printed, Medical & Scientific Books
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 1:</b> Joseph Fox, <i>The Natural History of the Human Teeth</i>, first edition, London, 1803. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 1:</b> Guido Guidi, <i>Chirurgia è Graeco in Latinum</i>..., first edition in Latin, Paris, 1544. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 1:</b> Paolo Mascagni, <i>Anatomia Universale</i>, Florence, 1833. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 1:</b> Early Printed, Medical & Scientific Books
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 1:</b> Andreas Vesalius, <i>Anatomes totius, aere insculpta delineatio</i>, first Jacques Grévin edition, Paris, 1565.<br>$2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 1:</b> Andreas Vesalius, <i>Anatomia</i>, woodcut text illustrations throughout, Venice, 1604. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 1:</b> Thomas Willis, <i>Crebri anatome. Cui accessit</i>..., first Octavo edition, London, 1664. $3,000 to $5,000.
  • <b>Bonhams 7 Apr 2014, Eric Caren Archive:</b> FIRE OF LONDON. A True Pourtraict with a Brief Description Of that Deplorable Fire of London. Sold for US$ 6,875 inc. premium.
    <b>Bonhams 7 Apr 2014, Eric Caren Archive:</b> MATHER, INCREASE. A Brief History of the Warr With the Indians in New-England. Sold for US$ 45,000 inc. premium.
    <b>Bonhams 7 Apr 2014, Eric Caren Archive:</b> SALEM WITCH TRIALS. Manuscript Document variously signed. Sold for US$ 6,875 inc. premium.
    <b>Bonhams 7 Apr 2014, Eric Caren Archive:</b> REVERE, PAUL. The Bloody Massacre perpetrated in King-Street Boston. Sold for US$ 100,000 inc. premium.
    <b>Bonhams 7 Apr 2014, Eric Caren Archive:</b> LEXINGTON AND CONCORD. Bloody Butchery by the British Troops. Sold for US$ 118,750 inc. premium.
    <b>Bonhams 7 Apr 2014, Eric Caren Archive:</b> DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE. The New-England Chronicle. Sold for US$ 257,000 inc. premium.
    <b>Bonhams 7 Apr 2014, Eric Caren Archive:</b> EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION. By the President of the United States. Sold for US$ 15,000 inc. premium.
    <b>Bonhams 7 Apr 2014, Eric Caren Archive:</b> BASEBALL. Boston Union Athletic Exhibition Company Grounds. Sold for US$ 15,000 inc. premium.
    <b>Bonhams 7 Apr 2014, Eric Caren Archive:</b> MCCLELLAND, GEORGE WILLIAM. Eniac-Birth Certificate of Computer Age. 1880-1955. Typed Letter Signed. Sold for US$ 13,750 inc. premium.
  • <b>Sotheby's New York: </b>F. Scott Fitzgerald. The Great Gatsby. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1925.First edition, first issue in a near fine jacket.
    <b>Sotheby's New York: </b>Ernest Hemingway. The Sun Also Rises. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1926. First edition, first issue.
    <b>Sotheby's New York: </b>Jack Kerouac. On the Road. New York: Viking, 1957. First edition, presentation copy.
    <b>Sotheby's New York: </b>JRR Tolkien. The Hobbit. London: George Allen & Unwin, Ltd., 1937. First edition, fine copy in jacket.
    <b>Sotheby's New York: </b>Vladimir Nabokov. Lolita. Paris: the Olympia Press, 1955. First edition presentation copy inscribed on the half-title.
    <b>Sotheby's New York: </b>Tennessee Williams. A Streetcar Named Desire. Norfolk, CT: New Directions, 1947. Inscribed by Tennesee Williams and Director Elia Kazan with additional inscriptions or signatures by all the cast members.
    <b>Sotheby's New York: </b>T.S. Eliot. The Waste Land. Richmond, Surrey: Printed and published by Leonard and Virignia Woolf, 1923. First English edition, nscribed to Eliot’s patroness Lady Mary Lilian Rothermere.
    <b>Sotheby's New York: </b>Ernest Hemingway. Three Stories and Ten Poems. Paris: Contact Publishing Co., 1923. A mint first edition presentation copy of Hemingway’s landmark first book.
    <b>Sotheby's New York, 1 April 2014: </b> A Modern Library: The Gordon Waldorf Collection.
    <b>Sotheby's New York: </b>William Faulkner. Light in August. New York: Harrison Smith & Robert Haas, 1932. First edition inscribed to Myrtle Ramey.
    <b>Sotheby's New York: </b>James Joyce. Ulysses. Paris: Shakespeare & Co, 1922. First edition, one of 150 press-numbered copies on vergé d’Arches.
    <b>Sotheby's New York: </b>F. Scott Fitzgerald. This Side of Paradise. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1920. First edition with jacket in fine condition.
    <b>Sotheby's New York: </b>Dashiell Hammett. The Thin Man. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, MCMXXXIV. First American edition. A presentation copy inscribed.
    <b>Sotheby's New York: </b>Raymond Chandler. Farewell, My Lovely. New York: Knopf, 1940. First edition presentation copy, being a copy that Chandler originally retained, inscribed on the front endpaper.
    <b>Sotheby's New York: </b>J.D. Salinger. The Catcher in the Rye. Boston: Little, Brown, & Co., 1951. First edition.
    <b>Sotheby's New York: </b>Anthony Burgess. A Clockwork Orange. London: Heinemann, 1962. First edition and a rare presentation copy inscribed by the author.
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