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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 Auction Galleries:</b> Bernard Romans, <i>Map of the Seat of Civil War in America</i>, Philadelphia, 1775. Sold October 10, 2013 for $173,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> First Confederate imprint announcing the dissolution of the Union, Charleston, SC, December 20, 1860. Sold October 10, 2013 for $37,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> R.L. Hobson, <i>A Catalogue of Chinese Pottery and Porcelain in the Collection of Sir Percival David BT.</i>, F.S.A., 1934. Sold October 24, 2013 for $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Illuminated Book of Hours in French and Latin, France, circa 1500. Sold November 12, 2013 for $12,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Rex Stout, <i>Fer-de-Lance</i>, first edition, 1934. Sold November 21, 2013 for $21,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Group of five autograph letters signed by Albert Einstein, grappling with gravitation before publishing his General Theory, 1910-15. Sold November 26, 2013 for $161,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Ernest H. Shepard, <i>Their Search for Small</i>, pen-and-ink illustration for page 39 of A.A. Milne's House at Pooh Corner, 1928. Sold January 23, 2014 for $47,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Harriet Jacobs, <i>Incidents in the Life of Slave Girl, Written by Herself</i>, first edition, 1861. Sold March 27, 2014 for $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Johann Schöner, <i>Opera Mathematica</i>, first collected edition, Nuremberg, 1551. Sold April 3, 2014 for $62,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Andreas Vesalius, <i>Compendiosa totius anatomie delineatio</i>, first edition of the first Vesalian piracy, 1545. Sold May 1, 2014 for $50,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Edward Gorey, posters for the New York City Ballet, 1974-75. Sold May 7, 2014 for $2,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> John James Audubon, <i>Meadow Lark. Plate CXXXVI</i>, hand-colored plate from The Birds of America,1832. Sold June 3, 2014 for $16,250.
  • <b>Bonhams 22 Sep 2014:</b> Lot 9. HORAE. Illuminated manuscript on vellum.<br>Est. $30,000-$50,000.
    <b>Bonhams 22 Sep 2014:</b> Lot 55. KELMSCOTT PRESS. CHAUCER, GEOFFREY. Edited by F.S. Ellis.<br>Est. $30,000-$50,000.
    <b>Bonhams 22 Sep 2014:</b> Lot 57. SHAKESPEARE HEAD PRESS. SPENSER, EDMUND. 1930-32.<br>Est. $15,000-$25,000.
    <b>Bonhams 22 Sep 2014:</b> Lot 87. RIVERA, DIEGO. 1886-1957. Manuscript album in various hands.<br>Est. $15,000-$20,000.
    <b>Bonhams 22 Sep 2014:</b> Lot 108. ARCTIC PHOTOGRAPHY. WHITNEY, HARRY. 1873-1936. Album of 188 photographs. Est. $10,000-$15,000.
    <b>Bonhams 22 Sep 2014:</b> Lot 110. BRAZIL. DE MORAES, JOSÉ. Portuguese Manuscript on paper.<br>Est. $30,000-$50,000.
    <b>Bonhams 22 Sep 2014:</b> Lot 120. FLORIDABLANCA, MOÑINO Y REDONDO, JOSÉ CONDE DE. 1728-1808. Manuscript in Spanish on paper. Est. $25,000-$35,000.
    <b>Bonhams 22 Sep 2014:</b> Lot 155. THOMSON, JOHN. 1837-1921. Illustrations of China and its People. A Series of Two Hundred Photographs. Est. $15,000-$20,000.
    <b>Bonhams 22 Sep 2014:</b> Lot 156. VANCOUVER, GEORGE. 1757-1798. A Voyage Of Discovery To The North Pacific Ocean, And Round The World. Est. $18,000-$25,000.
    <b>Bonhams 22 Sep 2014:</b> Lot 184. WHITMAN, WALT. 1819-1892. Autograph Manuscript Signed ("Walt Whitman"). Est. $30,000-$50,000.
    <b>Bonhams 22 Sep 2014:</b> Lot 219. HOUGH, ROMEYN BECK. 1857-1924. The American Woods, Exhibited by Actual Specimens and with Copious Explanatory. Est. $20,000-$30,000.
    <b>Bonhams 22 Sep 2014:</b> Lot 280. WAGNER, RICHARD. Autograph Musical Quotation Signed ("Richard Wagner"). Est. $12,000-$18,000.
  • <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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