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Auction Name Books and Manuscripts Online - bidstart 6/7 Total Sales (USD) 1,255,000.00
Auction Date 06/21/2019 - 06/21/2019 Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 778,000.00
Sale Number #n10087 High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 1,138,700.00
Total Lots 263
Sold Lots 159 Low Estimate of All Lots (USD) 1,713,400.00
% of Lots Sold 60.46% High Estimate of All Lots (USD) 2,652,800.00
Unsold Lots 104 Total Sales as a % of High Est. 47.31%

Top twenty-five by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
212 MELVILLE, HERMAN

THE WHALE.

1851 USD 60,000.00 - 90,000.00 USD 137,500.00
192 HAMILTON, ALEXANDER, JAMES MADISON, AND JOHN JAY

THE FEDERALIST. A COLLECTION OF ESSAYS, WRITTEN IN FAVOUR OF THE NEW CONSTITUTION,…

1788 USD 70,000.00 - 90,000.00 USD 87,500.00
238 SPRINGSTEEN, BRUCE

“THUNDER ROAD” WORKING MANUSCRIPT,

CA. 1975 USD 40,000.00 - 60,000.00 USD 62,500.00
101 For benefit of mission projects of St Stephen's Episcopal Cathedral

BIBLE IN LATIN A LEAF FROM THE GUTENBERG BIBLE.

1455 USD 30,000.00 - 50,000.00 USD 56,250.00
108

BIBLE IN ENGLISH. NEW TESTAMENT (TYNDALE’S VERSION) [THE NEWE TESTAMENT OF OUR SAUIOUR JESU CHRISTE …

1552 USD 10,000.00 - 20,000.00 USD 40,000.00
159 [CHINA]

ALBUM OF 67 ORIGINAL WATERCOLORS (UNSIGNED).

[N.D] CA. 1835 USD 12,000.00 - 18,000.00 USD 32,500.00
185 GERSHWIN, GEORGE

AUTOGRAPH MUSIC MANUSCRIPT OF LEAVIN’ FOR DE PROMISE’ LAN’ FROM THE OPERA PORGY AND BESS, ACT ONE SCENE TWO FROM THE OPERA PORGY AND BESS, ACT ONE SCENE TWO

USD 25,000.00 - 35,000.00 USD 30,000.00
104

BIBLE IN ENGLISH (TAVERNER’S VERSION) [THE MOST SACRED BIBLE, WHICHE IS THE HOLY SCRIPTURE, CONTEYNING THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENT, …

1539 USD 12,000.00 - 18,000.00 USD 25,000.00
243 WARHOL, ANDY; AND SUZIE FRANKFORT

WILD RASPBERRIES.

1959 USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 23,750.00
109

BIBLE IN ENGLISH. NEW TESTAMENT (TYNDALE’S VERSION) [THE NEWE TESTAMENT OF OURE SAUIOUR IESUS CHRISTE. …

1553 USD 10,000.00 - 20,000.00 USD 22,500.00
231 SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM

JULIUS CAESAR. A TRAGEDY AS T IS NOW ACTED AT THE THEATRE ROYAL.

1684 USD 18,000.00 - 25,000.00 USD 22,500.00
178 FEYNMAN, RICHARD

“ZORTHIAN’S WIFE.”

USD 12,000.00 - 18,000.00 USD 21,250.00
195 HUMBOLDT, ALEXANDER VON

Autograph manuscript signed twice ("F. de Humboldt" and Humboldt), in French, titled Memoire raisonné sur la Saline de Zipaquirá, 47 pages (including autograph title),

1801 USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD 21,250.00
227 SCHULZ, CHARLES

ORIGINAL FOUR-PANEL PEANUTS DAILY COMIC STRIP SIGNED BY SCHULZ The daily strip for 22 October 1958

1958 USD 15,000.00 - 18,000.00 USD 21,250.00
228 SCHULZ, CHARLES

ORIGINAL FOUR-PANEL PEANUTS DAILY COMIC STRIP SIGNED BY SCHULZ The daily strip for 24 October 1958

1958 USD 15,000.00 - 18,000.00 USD 21,250.00
107

BIBLE IN ENGLISH (COVERDALE’S VERSION) THE WHOLE BYBLE. THAT IS THE HOLY SCRIPTURE OF THE OLDE AND NEWE TESTAMENT F …

USD 12,000.00 - 18,000.00 USD 20,000.00
199 KEATS, JOHN

POEMS.

1817 USD 12,000.00 - 18,000.00 USD 20,000.00
229 SCHULZ, CHARLES

ORIGINAL FOUR-PANEL PEANUTS DAILY COMIC STRIP SIGNED BY SCHULZ The daily strip for 26 December 1974

1974 USD 12,000.00 - 18,000.00 USD 18,750.00
247 WASHINGTON, GEORGE

COLUMBIA’S LEGACY; OR, WASHINGTON’S VALUABLE ADVICE TO HIS FELLOW CITIZENS, PUBLISHED BY HIM AT THE PERIOD OF ANNOUNCING HIS INTENTION OF RETIRING FROM PUBLIC LIFE AT THE EXPIRATION OF THE PRESENT CONSTITUTIONAL TERM OF THE

1796 USD 25,000.00 - 35,000.00 USD 18,750.00
246 WASHINGTON, GEORGE

THREE-LANGUAGE SHIP'S PAPER SIGNED TWICE ("GO: WASHINGTON") AS FIRST PRESIDENT AND SIGNED TWICE BY THE SECRETARY OF STATE ("TH: JEFFERSON")

1794 USD 14,000.00 - 18,000.00 USD 17,500.00
105

BIBLE IN ENGLISH (THE GREAT BIBLE) [THE BYBLE IN ENGLYSHE OF THE LARGEST AND GREATEST VOLUME, …

1541 Folio (14 5/8 x 10 in.; 372 x 256 mm). USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00 USD 16,250.00
106

BIBLE IN ENGLISH (MATTHEW’S VERSION) [THE BYBLE, THAT IS TO SAY ALL THE HOLY SCRIPTURE: …

1549 USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 15,000.00
154 [BURNS, ROBERT]

ALEXANDER ROSS HELENORE, OR THE FORTUNATE SHEPHERDESS, A POEM, IN THE BROAD SCOTCH DIALECT...

1778 USD 6,000.00 - 8,000.00 USD 13,750.00
179 FEYNMAN, RICHARD

SURELY YOU’RE JOKING MR. FEYNMAN! ADVENTURES OF A CURIOUS CHARACTER. AS TOLD TO RALPH LEIGHTON. AS TOLD TO RALPH LEIGHTON.

1985 USD 12,000.00 - 18,000.00 USD 13,750.00
120

BIBLE IN ENGLISH (KING JAMES VERSION) THE HOLY BIBLE, CONTEYNING THE OLD TESTAMENT AND THE NEW: …

1613 USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 12,500.00
  • <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> SMITH, CHRISTOPHER WEBB. 1793-1871. <i>Indian Ornithology.</i> [Patna, India]: 1828. $50,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> DUPRÉ, LOUIS. 1789-1837. <i>Voyage à Athènes et à Constantinople, ou Collection de portraits, vues et costumes grecs et ottomans.</i> Paris: Dondey-Dupré, 1825. $60,000 to $90,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> ADAMS, JOHN. Autograph Letter Signed ("J Adams"), [to Dr. Perkins?] while recovering from his small pox inoculation, [late-April, 1764]. $30,000 to $50,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> AUSTEN, JANE. Autograph Letter Signed ("J. Austen"), to her sister Cassandra, 4 pp, "Thursday – after dinner," [September 16, 1813,] Henrietta St. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES. 1785-1851. <i>The Birds of America, from Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories.</i> New York & Philadelphia: J.J. Audubon & J.B. Chevalier, 1840-1844. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> DODWELL, EDWARD. 1767-1832. <i>Views in Greece.</i> London: Rodwell and Martin, 1821. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> JAMES, JESSE. Autograph Letter Signed ("Jesse W. James"), to Mr. Flood demanding Flood retract spurious accusations, 3 pp, June 5, 1875. $200,000 to $300,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> DE CORDOBA, JACOB. <i>Map of the State of Texas.</i> New York, 1866. $15,000 to $20,000
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> ARNOLD, BENEDICT. Autograph bookseller's receipt for Dr. John Dickinson, Signed ("B. Arnold"), February 1767. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> EINSTEIN, ALBERT. 4 Typed Letters Signed ("A Einstein") to Cleveland E. Dodge offering early reports on the meetings of the Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> EISENHOWER, DWIGHT D. Typed Letter Signed ("Dwight D. Eisenhower") to General Henri Giraud written from a secret bunker in Gibraltar on the eve of Operation Torch, November 4 [but 6], 1942. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> Early Broadside Printing of the GADSDEN PURCHASE, Puebla, August 16, 1854. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> ALLEN, ETHAN. Autograph Letter Signed to Crevecouer during the Constitutional Debates in Congress, 2 pp, August 29, 1787. $30,000 to $50,000.
  • <center><b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers<br>Library of a Midwestern Collector<br>November 5, 2019</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Nov. 5:</b> DARWIN, Charles. <i>On the Origin of Species.</i> London John Murray, 1859. FIRST EDITION. THE VERY FINE MELLON-GARDEN COPY. $120,000 to $180,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Nov. 5:</b> ECKERT, J. P, H. H. GOLDSTINE, and J. G. BRAINERD. <i>Description of the ENIAC and comments on electronic digital computing machines.</i> N.p., 1945. FIRST EDITION, INSCRIBED BY GOLDSTINE. $5,000 to $7,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Nov. 5:</b> EUCLID. <i>Elementa geometriae.</i> Translated from the Arabic by Adelard of Bath. Venice: Erhard Ratdolt, 25 May 1482. FIRST EDITION. $60,000 to $80,000
    <center><b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers<br>Library of a Midwestern Collector<br>November 5, 2019</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Nov. 5:</b> [HAMILTON, Alexander, James MADISON and John JAY]. <i>The Federalist: A Collection of Essays…</i> New York: John and Andrew M'Lean, 1788. FIRST EDITION. $60,000 to $80,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Nov. 5:</b> GALILEI, Galileo. <i>Dialogo...Dove ne i congressi di quattro giornate si discorre sopra i due massimi sistemi del mondo Tolemaico, e Copernicano.</i> Florence, 1632. FIRST EDITION. $30,000 to $40,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Nov. 5:</b> JOYCE, James. <i>Ulysses.</i> Paris: Shakespeare and Company, 1922. FIRST EDITION, ONE OF 100 COPIES SIGNED BY JOYCE. $120,000 to $180,000
    <center><b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers<br>Library of a Midwestern Collector<br>November 5, 2019</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Nov. 5:</b> KEYNES, John Maynard. <i>The General Theory of Employment Interest and Money.</i> London: Macmillan, 1936. FIRST EDITION. $5,000 to $7,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Nov. 5:</b> NEWTON, Isaac, Sir. <i>Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica.</i> London: Joseph Streater for the Royal Society, 1687. FIRST EDITION. $150,000 to $250,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Nov. 5:</b> ROWLING, J. K. <i>Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.</i> London: Bloomsbury, 1997. FIRST EDITION, SIGNED BY ROWLING. $80,000 to $120,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Nov. 5:</b> SMITH, Adam. <i>An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.</i> London: for W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1776. FIRST EDITION. $70,000 to $90,000
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 24:</b> Sir Isaac Newton, <i>Opticks,</i> first edition, first issue, London, 1704. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 24:</b> Johannes Jacobus Canis, <i>De modo studendi in utroque iure,</i> first edition, Padua, 1476. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 24:</b> Pope Clemens V, <i>Constitutiones,</i> Nuremberg, 1482. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 24:</b> Nicolaus Panormitanus de Tudeschis, <i>Lectura super V libris Decretalium,</i> Basel, 1480-81. $5,000 to $7,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 24:</b> Michael Faraday, <i>Experimental Researches in Electricity,</i> complete set, first editions, London, 1832-56. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 24:</b> William Gilbert, <i>Tractatus sive physiologia nova de magnete,</i> Sedini, 1628. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 24:</b> John Bulwer, <i>Philocophus,</i> first edition of the first book in English on the deaf, London, 1648. $1,000 to $2,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 24:</b> James Cook, complete set, 9 volumes, London, 1773-84. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 24:</b> Nicolaus Bertrand, <i>Opus de Tholosano[rum] Gestis ab Urbe Condita,</i> with the earliest known view of the city of Toulouse, 1515. $2,000 to $3,000.
  • <center> <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts Including Americana<br>November 6, 2019</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Nov. 6:</b> RATZER, Bernard. <i>Plan of the City of New York in North America, surveyed in the years 1766 & 1767.</i> London: Jefferys and Faden, “Jan.y” 12, 1776. $80,000 to $120,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Nov. 6:</b> [KELMSCOTT PRESS]. COCKERELL, Sydney C. <i>Some German Woodcuts of the Fifteenth Century.</i> Hammersmith: The Kelmscott Press, 1897 [issued 1898]. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Nov. 6:</b> [GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS]. KEATS, John. <i>Lamia, Isabella, the Eve of Saint Agnes and Other Poems.</i> Waltham Saint Lawrence, Berkshire: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1928. $6,000 to $8,000
    <center> <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts Including Americana<br>November 6, 2019</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Nov. 6:</b> [GRANT, Ulysses S.— GRANT, Julia, First Lady]. Carved Applewood and 18-karat Gold Jewelry Suite, Browne & Spaulding, Jewelers, New York City, 1865. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Nov. 6:</b> [LINCOLN ASSASSINATION]. GARDNER, Alexander. <i>Incidents of the War |Sic Semper Sicariis</i> [caption title]. Washington, D. C.: Philip & Solomons, 1865. $5,000 to $7,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Nov. 6:</b> A COMPLETE COLLECTION of 115 titles published in R. R. Donnelley's Lakeside Classics series. Chicago, 1903-2017. COMPLETE RUN OF THE LONGEST-RUNNING CONTINUOUS SERIES OF BOOKS IN THE WORLD. $5,000 to $7,000
    <center> <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts Including Americana<br>November 6, 2019</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Nov. 6:</b> GLEIZES, Albert. METZINGER, Jean. <i>Du Cubisme.</i> Paris, 1947. LIMITED EDITION, number 19 of 20 copies on papier d'Auvergne. $3,000 to $4,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Nov. 6:</b> [THE LITTLE REVIEW]. ANDERSON, Margaret, ed. POUND, Ezra, ed. HEAP, Jane, ed. <i>The Little Review.</i> Vol. I, No. 1 through Vol. XII, No. 2. 1914-1929. $3,000 to $4,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Nov. 6:</b> [MOUNTENEY, Leonard, binder]. LOUŸS, Pierre. <i>Songs of Bilitis.</i> Chicago: Argus Books, 1931. $2,000 to $3,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Nov. 6:</b> [HANCOCK, John]. Partly-printed U.S. Loan-Office Transfer Certificate issued on behalf of Hancock. Sgn’d on recto by William Imlay, as Commissioner of Loans of Connecticut. 28 February 1793. $2,000 to $3,000
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