University Archives: Relics, Autographs, Photos & Ephemera , 11620, Westport

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Auction Report
Auction Date
01/16/2020 - 01/16/2020
Page Size: 284 items in 12 pages

Lot NumberAuthor NameBook TitlePlace PrintedYear PublishedEstimateActual Price
1John Adams

John Adams approves two acts of Congress concerning public health and the welfare of naval veterans

1799USD 400.00 - 500.00USD 325.00
2John Adams

John Adams LS Re: Benjamin Franklin's "famous argument against mixed government"

January 27, 1822USD 6,000.00 - 7,000.00USD 5,625.00
3Samuel Adams

Declaration Signer Samuel Adams Superb Signature, With Mass. State Seal_x000D_

n.d.USD 500.00 - 600.00USD 1,625.00
4Josiah Bartlett

Declaration Signer Josiah Bartlett Superb ADS_x000D_

Ca. 1764-1766USD 300.00 - 400.00USD 531.25
5Carter Braxton

Carter Braxton Superb DS Witnessed by Henry Clay

February 25, 1794USD 800.00 - 1,000.00USD 1,500.00
6Charles Carroll

Signer Charles Carroll Superb Signature on Bank Check

December 1829USD 500.00 - 600.00USD 1,375.00
7Samuel Chase

Samuel Chase War Date Document Signed

August 17, 1779USD 700.00 - 800.00USD 2,375.00
8Abraham Clark,

Abraham Clark, Declaration Signer from NJ, Signs a Bill re: "The Line between New Jersey and New York"

February 22, 1764USD 2,600.00 - 3,000.00USD 3,500.00
9George Clymer

Declaration Signer George Clymer Superb Signed Check_x000D_

September 19, 1804USD 300.00 - 400.00USD 937.50
10William Ellery

Declaration Signer William Ellery Superb Signature_x000D_

April 1771USD 300.00 - 400.00USD 275.00
11William Ellery

William Ellery Autograph Document Signed, PSA/DNA Slabbed and Graded MINT 9_x000D_

December 28, 1793USD 300.00 - 400.00USD 200.00
12William Floyd

William Floyd Uncommon AL_x000D_

n.d.USD 500.00 - 600.00USD 812.50
13Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin Bold Signature on ADS_x000D_

December 19, 1786USD 4,500.00 - 5,500.00USD 10,000.00
14

Congress to E. Gerry 12 Pages in 1781 Re: America, John Jay, John Adams

March 1, 1781USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00USD 1,750.00
15Elbridge Gerry

Elbridge Gerry Rails on Czar Alexander I, ALS in 1814!

November 17, 1814USD 2,400.00 - 2,600.00USD 2,000.00
16Lyman Hall

Lyman Hall Superb Letter 1783 "Principles of the Federal Union"

August 25, 1783USD 6,000.00 - 7,000.00USD 3,750.00
17John Hancock

John Hancock 1771 Docketed Letter, Interesting!

March 18 1771USD 200.00 - 300.00USD 750.00
18John Hancock

John Hancock Endorsement on Thomas Cushing 1776 Letter

April 4, 1776USD 1,000.00 - 1,200.00USD 1,000.00
19

Receipt for payment of goods shipped from Boston to Nova Scotia by Thomas Hancock who was employing his 18-year-old nephew John Hancock as a clerk

December 10, 1755USD 200.00 - 300.00USD 625.00
20John Hancock

John Hancock Signs and Pens a Customs Document For His Uncle _x000D_

Ca. 1763USD 1,200.00 - 1,400.00USD 3,250.00
20AJohn Hancock

John Hancock Free Frank, Very Fine

n.d.USD 3,000.00 - 3,500.00USD 3,750.00
21President Benjamin

President Benjamin Harrison Signed Check, PSA/DNA Slabbed and Graded Gem Mint 10!_x000D_

December 23, 1886USD 300.00 - 400.00Not Sold
22Benjamin Harrison

Benjamin Harrison Signer Superb DS

April 28, 1783USD 300.00 - 400.00USD 812.50
23John Hart

John Hart 1776 Signed Currency Immaculate

March 25, 1776USD 500.00 - 600.00USD 1,250.00
24Joseph Hewes

Joseph Hewes on "Order of Congress" 1778

April 9, 1778USD 3,000.00 - 4,000.00Not Sold
  • <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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