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Auction Name Rare Manuscript, Document & Autograph - bidstart 12/19 Total Sales (USD) 994,944.00
Auction Date 01/15/2014 - 01/15/2014 Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 642,300.00
Sale Number #421 High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 924,240.00
Total Lots 1773
Sold Lots 1136 Low Estimate of All Lots (USD) 2,157,300.00
% of Lots Sold 64.07% High Estimate of All Lots (USD) 2,892,940.00
Unsold Lots 637 Total Sales as a % of High Est. 34.39%

Top twenty-five by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
895 Beatles Beatles Album USD 150,000.00 - 200,000.00 USD 175,698.00
176 Kennedy Assassination: Lee Harvey Oswald Kennedy Assassination: Lee Harvey Oswald Home movie USD 20,000.00 - 30,000.00 USD 43,320.00
253 Hirohito Hirohito DS and award USD 9,000.00 - 10,000.00 USD 32,529.60
1 George Washington George Washington DS USD 15,000.00 - 17,000.00 USD 21,951.60
742 Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec ALS USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 USD 13,045.20
95 John F. Kennedy and Mercury Astronauts John F. Kennedy and Mercury Astronauts In-flight booklet cover USD 7,500.00 - 8,500.00 USD 10,800.00
894 Beatles Beatles Itinerary USD 8,000.00 - 10,000.00 USD 10,540.80
30 Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln DS USD 5,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 9,799.20
665 Marc Chagall Le Cirque D’Izis. 1965 USD 1,500.00 - 2,000.00 USD 9,144.00
31 Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln Check USD 6,000.00 - 8,000.00 USD 8,907.60
185 André-Marie Ampere André-Marie Ampere ALS USD 7,000.00 - 8,000.00 USD 8,814.00
893 Beatles Beatles Signatures USD 6,000.00 - 8,000.00 USD 8,097.60
5 John Adams John Adams DS USD 4,000.00 - 4,500.00 USD 7,360.80
106 John F. Kennedy John F. Kennedy SP USD 5,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 6,691.20
29 Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln Signature USD 4,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 6,621.60
210 Pierre Curie Pierre Curie ALS USD 5,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 6,355.20
710 Pierre-Auguste Renoir Pierre-Auguste Renoir Photographic reproduction USD 8,000.00 - 9,000.00 USD 5,920.80
250 John Hancock John Hancock DS USD 3,500.00 - 4,000.00 USD 5,776.80
546 Apollo 11 Apollo 11 SP USD 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 USD 5,776.80
759 Frank Lloyd Wright Frank Lloyd Wright ALS USD 2,000.00 - 2,500.00 USD 5,251.20
749 Noah Webster Noah Webster ALS USD 800.00 - 1,000.00 USD 5,160.00
907 Beatles: John Lennon Beatles: John Lennon Check USD 4,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 5,148.00
747 Voltaire Voltaire LS USD 3,500.00 - 4,000.00 USD 4,974.00
6 Thomas Jefferson and James Madison Thomas Jefferson and James Madison DS USD 2,500.00 - 3,500.00 USD 4,915.20
698 Claude Monet Claude Monet ALS USD 1,800.00 - 2,000.00 USD 4,915.20
  • <b>Swann Galleries December 4th.<br>Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Galleries Dec 4th:</b> John Bornet, <i>Panorama of Manhattan Island, City of New York and Environs</i>, New York, 1854. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Galleries Dec 4th:</b> Gerard de Jode, <i>Universi Orbis Seu Terreni Globi In Plano Effigies, Belgium</i>, 1578. $30,000 to $50,000.
    <b>Swann Galleries Dec 4th:</b> Edward Wells, A New Sett of Maps of both Ancient and Present Geography, London, c. 1720. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Galleries December 4th.<br>Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Galleries Dec 4th:</b> John James Audubon, The Birds of America, New York and Philadelphia, 1840-44. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Galleries Dec 4th:</b> Robert Sweet, John Lindley, David Don, <i>The Ornamental Flower Garden and Shrubbery</i>, London, 1854.<br>$1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Swann Galleries Dec 4th:</b> Jean de Quintinye, <i>The Compleat Gard'ner</i>, London, Ma. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <b>Swann Galleries December 4th.<br>Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Galleries Dec 4th:</b> E[vert] Maaskamp, <i>Afbeeldingen van de Kleedingen</i>, Netherlands, 1682. $700 to $1,000.
    <b>Swann Galleries Dec 4th:</b> Vincenzo Giustiniani, <i>Galleria Giustiniana dea Marchese Vincenzo Giustiniani</i>, Rome, 1631. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Galleries Dec 4th:</b> John James Audubon, <i>Grey Fox. Plate XXI</i>, Philadelphia, 1843. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Galleries December 4th.<br>Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Galleries Dec 4th:</b><br>E[vert] Maaskamp, <i>Afbeeldingen van de Kleedingen</i>, Netherlands, 1682. $700 to $1,000.
    <b>Swann Galleries Dec 4th:</b> Vincenzo Giustiniani, <i>Galleria Giustiniana dea Marchese Vincenzo Giustiniani</i>, Rome, 1631. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Galleries Dec 4th:</b><br>John James Audubon, <i>Grey Fox. Plate XXI</i>, Hand-colored. Philadelphia, 1843. $7,000 to $10,000.
  • <b>Bonhams Dec 10th:</b> Lot 6. GUTENBERG BIBLE. An original leaf from the 42-Line Bible. Sold for US$ 68,750 inc. premium.
    <b>Bonhams Dec 10th:</b> Lot 21. CORONELLI, VICENZO MARIA. 1650-1718. Manuscript contents leaf and 101 double-page or 2-sheet maps. Sold for US$ 31,250 inc. premium.
    <b>Bonhams Dec 10th:</b> Lot 24. DE WIT, FREDERICK, [and Nicholas Visscher] Atlas Maior [c.1700]. Sold for US$ 22,500 inc. premium.
    <b>Bonhams Dec 10th:</b> Lot 33. GIGAULT DE LA SALLE, ACHILLE ÉTIENNE. Voyage pittoresque en Sicile.<br>Sold for US$ 18,750 inc. premium.
    <b>Bonhams Dec 10th:</b> Lot 43. NAPOLEON IN RUSSIA. Rare hand-colored views of <i>The Invasion of Russia</i> by one of the few survivors. Sold for US$ 50,000 inc. premium.
    <b>Bonhams Dec 10th:</b> Lot 50. ROTTERDAM. <i>Dutch City Map</i>. Sold for US$ 56,250 inc. premium.
    <b>Bonhams Dec 10th:</b> Lot 51. SOLVYNS, FRANÇOIS-BALTAZARD. 1760-1824. Extensive Color-Plate Book of India. Sold for US$ 18,750 inc. premium.
    <b>Bonhams Dec 10th:</b> Lot 57. VANCOUVER, GEORGE. 1757-1798. A Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific Ocean. Sold for US$ 27,500 inc. premium.
    <b>Bonhams Dec 10th:</b> Lot 124. DICKENS, CHARLES. 1812-1870. The posthumous papers of Pickwick Club. Sold for US$ 31,250 inc. premium.
    <b>Bonhams Dec 10th:</b> Lot 145. SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. 1564-1616. <i>Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies</i>. Sold for US$ 47,500 inc. premium.
    <b>Bonhams Dec 10th:</b> Lot 171. ADAMS, JOHN. 1735-1826. Document Signed ("John Adams") as President.<br>Sold for US$ 37,500 inc. premium.
    <b>Bonhams Dec 10th:</b> Lot 191. LEDBETTER, HUDDIE WILLIAM, aka LEAD BELLY. 1888-1949. Archive. Sold for US$ 33,750 inc. premium.
  • <b>19th Century Shop</b>. 30th anniversary catalogue of landmark rare books, autographs and manuscripts, and historical photographs of all ages.
    <b>19th Century Shop</b>. Abraham Lincoln, "a previously unknown portrait of exceptional quality." From the collection of John Hay.
    <b>19th Century Shop</b>. <i>The Federalist</i> (1788). An important association copy in original boards, untrimmed.
    <b>19th Century Shop</b>. Isaac Newton. <i>Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica</i> (1687).
    <b>19th Century Shop</b>. Shakespeare's <i>Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies</i> (1632).
    <b>19th Century Shop</b>. John Rockefeller. Ambrotype, the earliest known photograph of Rockefeller.
    <b>19th Century Shop</b>. Muybridge, <i>Animal Locomotion</i> (1887) subscriber's copy.
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