Sothebys: Fine Manuscripts and Printed Americana, N10301, New York

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Auction Date
01/27/2020 - 01/27/2020
Page Size: 169 items in 7 pages

Lot NumberAuthor NameBook TitlePlace PrintedYear PublishedEstimateActual Price
2101Adams, John.

Manuscript letter signed, to Tench Coxe, May 1792

1792USD 25,000.00 - 35,000.00USD 22,500.00
2102Adams, John.

Autograph letter signed, to James McHenry, 29 March 1799

1799USD 20,000.00 - 30,000.00Not Sold
2103Allen, Ethan.

Land deed signed, [New York City], 6 August 1785

1785USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00USD 7,500.00
2104Arnold, Benedict.

Autograph letter signed, to Robert R. Livingston, 10 February 1776

1776USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00USD 21,250.00
2105Arnold, Benedict.

Manuscript document signed, Philadelphia, 9 December 1778

1778USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00Not Sold
2106Bradford, William.

Document signed, New York, 15 January 1729/30,

1729/30USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00USD 1,250.00
2107Clinton, James.

Autograph letter signed, [ca. 1779] a draft to friendly Indian tribes before the Sullivan Expedition

[ca.1779USD 7,000.00 - 10,000.00Not Sold
2108

Connecticut: manuscript document signed by the commander of the Third Connecticut Regiment and almost 200 of his men

USD 15,000.00 - 20,000.00Not Sold
2109 James Thompson

[Continental Army] Autograph letter and manuscript, each signed James Thompson. 30 December 1779, Morristown, New Jersey

1779USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00USD 2,750.00
2110

Francisco Fernández de la Cueva, 10th Duke of Alburquerque, printed document signed, 22 August 1710

1710USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00USD 875.00
2111Custer, George A.

Autograph document signed, Camp Arlington, Virginia, 20 July 1861

1861USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00Not Sold
2112Custer, George A.

Document signed, Fort Abraham Lincoln, Dakota Territory, 11 February 1875

1875USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00Not Sold
2113Florida: Dade, Francis Langhorne.

Autograph letter signed to General Roger Jones, 14 Dec 1835

1835USD 15,000.00 - 20,000.00USD 17,500.00
2114

Map book of Emily Draper: "A Book of Maps executed by Emily Draper. Greenfield, M[a]ss., 1822"

Greenfield, M[a]ss., 1822USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00USD 50,000.00
2115Garrett, Pat.

Autograph letter signed, 22 March 1896, to his wife, Apolinaria Gutierrez Garrett

1896USD 5,000.00 - 7,000.00USD 4,375.00
2116Garrett, Pat.

Two documents signed April and 1 June 1898, relating to the murders of Albert J. Fountain

1898USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00USD 7,500.00
2117Herkimer, Nicholas.

Letter signed 29 July 1777, to Jelles Fonde, one week before the Battle of Oriskany

1777USD 3,500.00 - 5,000.00USD 3,750.00
2118Hopkins, Stephen.

Autograph letter signed, Philadelphia, 15 Nov 1775, to his daughter-in-law Ruth G. Hopkins

1775USD 5,000.00 - 7,000.00USD 4,375.00
2119Jackson, Andrew.

Manuscript letter signed, to Governor DeWitt Clinton of New York, 28 April 1825

1825USD 2,500.00 - 3,500.00USD 2,250.00
2120Jackson, Andrew.

Manuscript letter draft signed, to a Pennsylvania Fourth of July committee, 1 July 1834

1834USD 1,500.00 - 2,500.00USD 1,500.00
2121Jefferson, Thomas.

Printed document signed, being a Post Office Act, 1791

1791USD 15,000.00 - 20,000.00USD 16,250.00
2122Jefferson, Thomas.

Autograph letter signed, to Thomas Worthington, ca. 31 January 1807

1807USD 2,500.00 - 3,500.00USD 4,000.00
2123Jefferson, Thomas.

Autograph letter signed, to Samuel Garland, 9 August 1822

1822USD 12,000.00 - 18,000.00USD 11,250.00
2124Knox, Henry.

Letter signed, 16 August 1790, to Henry Burbeck

1790USD 2,500.00 - 3,500.00USD 3,500.00
2125Lee, Robert E.

Letter signed to Lieutenant Colonel R.E. Russy, 15 March 1845

1845USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00USD 1,875.00
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Francis Scott Key, <i>Star Spangled Banner,</i> first printing, c. 1814-16. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> William Sydney Porter, a.k.a. “O. Henry,” archive of drawings made to illustrate a lost mining memoir, c. 1883-84. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> [Bay Psalm Book], printed for Hezekiah Usher of Boston, Cambridge, c. 1648-65. $50,000 to $75,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Book of Mormon, first edition, Palmyra, 1830. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> <i>Noticia estraordinario,</i> probable first announcement in Mexico City of the fall of the Alamo, 1836. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Patrick Gass, first edition of earliest first-hand account of the Lewis and Clarke expedition, Pittsburgh, 1807. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Diploma from the Princeton Class of 1783, commencement attended by Washington & Continental Congress. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> <i>Sprague Light Cavalry!</i> color-printed broadside, NY, 1863. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> <i>The Lincoln & Johnson Union Campaign Songster,</i> Philadelphia, 1864. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Lucy Parsons, labor organizer, albumen cabinet card, New York, 1886. $800 to $1,200.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Daniel L.F. Swift, journal as third mate on a Pacific Whaling voyage, 1848-1850. $3,000 to $4,0000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Two photos of Thomas Moran, Grand Canyon, silver prints, 1901. $1,500 to $2,500.
  • <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Helvelius. Two Autograph Letters Signed to Francis Aston, Royal Society Secretary, noting his feud with Robert Hooke, 5 pp total, 1685. $70,000 to $100,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Newton, Isaac. Autograph manuscript on God, 4 pp, c.1710, "In the beginning was the Word...."?$100,000 to $150,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. First edition, first issue. Untrimmed copy in contemporary boards. $30,000 to $50,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Lincoln, Abraham. Signed photograph, beardless portrait with Civil War provenance. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> IMPEACHMENT. Original engrossed copy of the first Andrew Johnson impeachment resolution vote. $120,000 to $180,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Mucha, Alphonse. 11 original pencil drawings for?<i>Andelicek z Baroku,</i> "Litte Baroque Angel," Prague, 1929. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Einstein, Albert. Annotated Galley Proofs for <i>The Meaning of Relativity.</i> 1921. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Silverstein, Shel. Original maquette for <i>The Giving Tree,</i> 34 original drawings. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Roth, Philip. Typed Manuscript with substantial autograph corrections for an unpublished sequel to <i>The Breast.</i> $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Taupin, Bernie. Autograph Manuscript, the original draft of lyrics for Elton John's "Candle in the Wind," 2 pp, 1973. $100,000 to $150,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> HARVEY, WILLIAM. <i>De Motu Cordis et Sanguinis in Animalibus Anatomica Exercitatio.</i> Padua: 1643. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> CESALPINO, ANDREA. <i>Peripateticarum Quaestionum Libri Quinque.</i> Venice: 1571. $30,000 to $40,000.
  • <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> Leon TOLSTOÏ. <i>Anna Karenina.</i> Moscou, 1878. First and full edition of the Russian novel, in the author’s language.<br>Est. 3 000 / 4 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> Mark TWAIN. <i>Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's comrade).</i> New York, 1885. First American edition.<br>Est. 5 000 / 6 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> Walt WHITMAN. <i>Leaves of Grass.</i> Brooklyn, New York, 1856. Second edition gathering 32 poems. Est. 3 000 / 4 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> Karen BLIXEN. <i>Out of Africa.</i> Londres, 1937. First edition in the UK, before Danish translation and American release.<br>Est. 1 500 / 2 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> Ernest HEMINGWAY. <i>A Farewell to Arms.</i> New York, 1929. First edition with $2.50 on the dust and A on the copyright page.<br>Est. 2 000 / 3 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> James JOYCE. <i>Ulysses.</i> Paris, Shakespeare and Company, 1922. First edition published by Sylvia Beach. Est. 3 000 / 4 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> James JOYCE. <i>Dubliners.</i> Londres, 1914. First edition. Nice copy in publisher’s cardboard. Est. 2 000 / 3 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> Franz KAFKA. 8 novels in German first edition, published in München, Leipzig and Berlin 1916-1931. Est. from 300 / 400 to 2 000 / 3 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> David Herbert LAWRENCE. <i>Lady Chatterley's Lover.</i> Florence, 1928. Privately printed first edition. Est. 4 000 / 5 000 €
    John STEINBECK. <i>The Grapes of Wrath.</i> New York, 1939. First edition. Nice copy with $2.75 on the cover. Est. 1 000 / 1 200 €
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