Sothebys: Making Our Nation: Constitutions and Related Documents. Sold to Benefit the Dorothy Tapper Goldman Foundation. Part 2, N10804, New York

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Auction Date
12/02/2021 - 12/02/2021
Page Size: 185 items in 8 pages

Lot NumberAuthor NameBook TitlePlace PrintedYear PublishedEstimateActual Price

The Constitution of the Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery, and the Relief of Free Negroes, unlawfully held in Bondage ... 

Philadelphia1788USD 1,200.00 - 1,800.00USD 1,638.00

Anti-Slavery Token [Produced for the Society for Effecting the Abolition of the Slave Trade, ca. 1790s]

ca. 1790sUSD 600.00 - 800.00USD 1,890.00
77Adams, John

A Defence of the Constitutions of Government of the United States of America.

London1787–1788USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00USD 6,048.00
78Adams, John

Défense des Constitutions américaines, ou, de la nécessité d'une balance dans les pouvoirs d'un gouvernement libre.

 Paris1792USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00USD 756.00

Ordinances and Constitution of the State of Alabama, with the Constitution of the Provisional Government and of the Confederate States of America.

Montgomery1861USD 1,200.00 - 1,800.00USD 2,016.00

The Constitution of the State of Alabama, as Revised and Amended by the Convention Assembled at Montgomery on the Fifth Day of November, A. D. 1867.

Montgomery1867USD 600.00 - 800.00USD 1,638.00

Reprint of the Official Constitution of the State of Alabama, as Revised and Amended by the Convention Assembled at Montgomery on the Fifth Day of November, A. D. 1867.

Washington, D.C.1867?USD 400.00 - 600.00USD 630.00

The Constitution of the State of Alaska.

Fairbanks1956USD 100.00 - 150.00USD 756.00

The Proposed Constitution for the State of Arizona.

Phoenix1910USD 250.00 - 350.00USD 630.00

Journals of the Constitutional Convention of Arizona.

Phoenix1925USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00USD 882.00

Constitution of the State of Arkansas, as Adopted by the Convention, February 11, 1868.

Little Rock1868USD 1,500.00 - 2,000.00USD 1,764.00

The Constitution of the State of Arkansas.

Little Rock1870USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00USD 1,260.00

The Constitution of the State of Arkansas.

Little Rock1876USD 1,500.00 - 2,000.00USD 882.00

The Constitution of the State of Arkansas.

Little Rock1876USD 300.00 - 500.00USD 504.00

Articles of Confederation and perpetual Union between the States of New-Hampshire, Massachusetts-Bay, Rhode-Island and Providence Plantations, Connecticut, New-York, New-Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North-Carolina, South-Carolina, a

New London1784USD 600.00 - 800.00USD 2,268.00

The Parliamentary Register; or, History of the Proceedings and Debates of the House of Commons. … During the Fifth Session of the Fourteenth Parliament.

London1779USD 100.00 - 200.00USD 756.00
91Burgoyne, John

The Scots Magazine. June, 1779.

Edinburgh1779USD 150.00 - 250.00USD 378.00

Report of the Debates in the Convention of California, on the Formation of the State Constitution, in September and October, 1849.

By J. Ross Browne. Washington1850USD 200.00 - 300.00USD 378.00

The Constitution of the United States and the Constitutions of California as Adopted in 1863 and 1879, with Parallel Arrangement of the Corresponding Sections and Indexes. 

San Francisco1879USD 200.00 - 300.00USD 1,512.00
94Carpenter, Thomas

The American Senator, or a Copious and Impartial Report of the Debates in the Congress of the United States: Including All Treaties, Addresses, Proclamations, &c.,

Philadelphia1796-7USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00USD 2,016.00
95Cherokee Nation

Constitution and Laws of the Cherokee Nation. Published by authority of the National Council. 

Louis1875USD 300.00 - 400.00USD 1,638.00

Pennsylvania Eight Shilling Note. 

Philadelphia1777USD 250.00 - 350.00USD 882.00

The Constitution of the State of Colorado, Adopted in Convention, March 14, 1876; Also the Address of the Convention to the People of Colorado.

Denver1876USD 700.00 - 1,000.00USD 1,512.00
98Colored Laborers' League

Constitution of the Colored Laborers' League. 

Savannah, GA: circa 1930USD 400.00 - 600.00USD 2,016.00

At a meeting of Delegates from ninety-seven towns of the State of Connecticut, convened at New-Haven, on the 29th day of August, 1804.

New Haven1804USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00USD 2,520.00
  • <center><b>Swann Auction Galleries<br>A Record Breaking Season</b>
    <b>Swann:</b> <i>The Book of Mormon,</b> first edition, Palmyra, NY, 1830. Sold Sept. 30 — $112,500.
    <b>Swann:</b> Vincent Van Gogh, <i>Homme à la Pipe: Portrait du Docteur Gachet, Evening,</i> etching, 1890. Sold Nov. 2 — $161,000.
    <b>Swann:</b> Edward Ruscha, <i>Stains,</i> title page, one of 70, signed, 1969. Sold Nov. 9 — $112,500.
    <b>Swann:</b> John James Audubon, <i>Carolina Parrot, Plate 26,</i> hand colored aquatint, 1828. Sold Dec.9 — $137,000.
    <b>Swann:</b> Edmund Dulac, <i>The Snow Queen,</i> watercolor, gouache, pen & ink, 1910. Sold Dec. 16 — $125,000.
  • <b>Il Ponte Casa d’Aste, Jan. 25:</b> DANTE ALIGHIERI (1265-1321). <i>Commedia.</i> Venezia: Vindelino da Spira, 1477. Estimate: € 40.000 - 60.000.
    <b>Il Ponte Casa d’Aste, Jan. 25:</b> DALI, Salvador (1908-1989) - William SHAKESPEARE (1564-1616). <i>Romeo e Giulietta.</i> Milan: Rizzoli, 1975. Estimate: € 25.000 - 35.000.
    <b>Il Ponte Casa d’Aste, Jan. 25:</b> MALVASIA, Cornelio; MONTANARI, Geminiano. <i>Ephemerides novissimae motuum coelestium.</i> Modena: Cassiani, 1662. Estimate: € 8.000 - 12.000.
    <b>Il Ponte Casa d’Aste, Jan. 25:</b> JANSSONIUS, Johannes. <i>Atlantis majoris quinta pars, Orbem maritimum [Novus Atlas, volume V: carte marittime].</i> Amsterdam: Janssonius, 1650. Estimate: € 12.000 - 18.000.
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