• <b>Bonhams 7 Apr 2014, Eric Caren Archive:</b> FIRE OF LONDON. A True Pourtraict with a Brief Description Of that Deplorable Fire of London.<br>US$ 6,000 - 8,000.
    <b>Bonhams 7 Apr 2014, Eric Caren Archive:</b> MATHER, INCREASE. A Brief History of the Warr With the Indians in New-England. US$ 25,000 - 35,000.
    <b>Bonhams 7 Apr 2014, Eric Caren Archive:</b> SALEM WITCH TRIALS. Manuscript Document variously signed. US$ 8,000 - 12,000.
    <b>Bonhams 7 Apr 2014, Eric Caren Archive:</b> REVERE, PAUL. The Bloody Massacre perpetrated in King-Street Boston. US$ 25,000 - 35,000.
    <b>Bonhams 7 Apr 2014, Eric Caren Archive:</b> DRURY, JOTHAM. PLANNING THE BOSTON TEA PARTY. Autograph Document Signed. US$ 25,000 - 35,000.
    <b>Bonhams 7 Apr 2014, Eric Caren Archive:</b> LEXINGTON AND CONCORD. Bloody Butchery by the British Troops. US$ 25,000 - 35,000.
    <b>Bonhams 7 Apr 2014, Eric Caren Archive:</b> DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE. The New-England Chronicle. US$ 50,000 - 70,000.
    <b>Bonhams 7 Apr 2014, Eric Caren Archive:</b> CORINTH, MISSISSIPPI IN 1862. Albumen print photograph. US$ 1,000 - 1,500.
    <b>Bonhams 7 Apr 2014, Eric Caren Archive:</b> EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION. By the President of the United States. US$ 15,000 - 20,000.
    <b>Bonhams 7 Apr 2014, Eric Caren Archive:</b> [EDISON, THOMAS ALVA. 1847-1931.] Engraved $1 Bill, Endorsed and Signed by Charles L. Clarke on face. US$ 8,000 - 12,000.
    <b>Bonhams 7 Apr 2014, Eric Caren Archive:</b> BASEBALL. Boston Union Athletic Exhibition Company Grounds. US$ 15,000 - 25,000.
    <b>Bonhams 7 Apr 2014, Eric Caren Archive:</b> CASSIDY, BUTCH. Carte-de-visite police photograph.<br>US$ 20,000 - 30,000.
    <b>Bonhams 7 Apr 2014, Eric Caren Archive:</b> [BUFFALO BILL.] <i>The Great Train Hold-Up & Bandit Hunters of the Union Pacific</i>. US$ 3,000 - 5,000.
    <b>Bonhams 7 Apr 2014, Eric Caren Archive:</b> MCCLELLAND, GEORGE WILLIAM. Eniac-Birth Certificate of Computer Age. 1880-1955. Typed Letter Signed. US$ 6,000 - 8,000.
  • <b>Sotheby's New York: </b>F. Scott Fitzgerald. The Great Gatsby. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1925.First edition, first issue in a near fine jacket.
    <b>Sotheby's New York: </b>Ernest Hemingway. The Sun Also Rises. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1926. First edition, first issue.
    <b>Sotheby's New York: </b>Jack Kerouac. On the Road. New York: Viking, 1957. First edition, presentation copy.
    <b>Sotheby's New York: </b>JRR Tolkien. The Hobbit. London: George Allen & Unwin, Ltd., 1937. First edition, fine copy in jacket.
    <b>Sotheby's New York: </b>Vladimir Nabokov. Lolita. Paris: the Olympia Press, 1955. First edition presentation copy inscribed on the half-title.
    <b>Sotheby's New York: </b>Tennessee Williams. A Streetcar Named Desire. Norfolk, CT: New Directions, 1947. Inscribed by Tennesee Williams and Director Elia Kazan with additional inscriptions or signatures by all the cast members.
    <b>Sotheby's New York: </b>T.S. Eliot. The Waste Land. Richmond, Surrey: Printed and published by Leonard and Virignia Woolf, 1923. First English edition, nscribed to Eliot’s patroness Lady Mary Lilian Rothermere.
    <b>Sotheby's New York: </b>Ernest Hemingway. Three Stories and Ten Poems. Paris: Contact Publishing Co., 1923. A mint first edition presentation copy of Hemingway’s landmark first book.
    <b>Sotheby's New York, 1 April 2014: </b> A Modern Library: The Gordon Waldorf Collection.
    <b>Sotheby's New York: </b>William Faulkner. Light in August. New York: Harrison Smith & Robert Haas, 1932. First edition inscribed to Myrtle Ramey.
    <b>Sotheby's New York: </b>James Joyce. Ulysses. Paris: Shakespeare & Co, 1922. First edition, one of 150 press-numbered copies on vergé d’Arches.
    <b>Sotheby's New York: </b>F. Scott Fitzgerald. This Side of Paradise. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1920. First edition with jacket in fine condition.
    <b>Sotheby's New York: </b>Dashiell Hammett. The Thin Man. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, MCMXXXIV. First American edition. A presentation copy inscribed.
    <b>Sotheby's New York: </b>Raymond Chandler. Farewell, My Lovely. New York: Knopf, 1940. First edition presentation copy, being a copy that Chandler originally retained, inscribed on the front endpaper.
    <b>Sotheby's New York: </b>J.D. Salinger. The Catcher in the Rye. Boston: Little, Brown, & Co., 1951. First edition.
    <b>Sotheby's New York: </b>Anthony Burgess. A Clockwork Orange. London: Heinemann, 1962. First edition and a rare presentation copy inscribed by the author.
  • <b>Sotheby's Paris:</b> MONTESQUIEU Refflexions sur le caractere de quelques Princes. [1734]. 68 autograph pages.<br>Estimate €150,000-200,000
    <b>Sotheby's Paris:</b> LOUIS XVI Autograph letter to Gabrielle de Polignac. (VERSAILLES) 12 SEPTEMBRE 1789. Estimate €10,000-15,000.
    <b>Sotheby's Paris:</b> LOUIS XVI Autograph letter to Gabrielle de Polignac. PARIS, 9 FÉVRIER 1790.<br>Estimate €15,000-20,000.
    <b>Sotheby's Paris:</b> SCHEDEL, Hartmann. Liber chronicarum. July 1493. Richly annotated by a French humanist.<br>Estimate €20,000-30,000.
    <b>Sotheby's Paris: Livres et Manuscrits, 26 NOVEMBER 2013.</b>
    <b>Sotheby's Paris:</b> GAUGUIN, Paul. The first known letter to his wife Mette. 1883. Estimate €20,000-30,000.
    <b>Sotheby's Paris:</b> MAURRAS, Charles. Letter to general Franco. 30 août 1935. And 5 first editions inscribed to Anatole France, Ramon Fernandez...<br>Estimate €8,000-12,000.
    <b>Sotheby's Paris:</b> PROUST. Placard for A l’ombre des jeunes filles en fleurs, with a long autograph passage, remained unpublished.<br>Estimate €30,000-40,000.
    <b>Sotheby's Paris: Livres et Manuscrits, 26 NOVEMBER 2013.</b>
    <b>Sotheby's Paris:</b> [PROUST] – André GIDE. The draft for the famous letter from Gide to Proust repenting about his refusal to publish him. 10 or 11 January 1914. Estimate €100,000-150,000.
    <b>Sotheby's Paris:</b> DELAUNAY, Sonia. 3 drawings for La Prose du Transsibérien’s prospectus. 1913. Estimate €20,000-30,000.
    <b>Sotheby's Paris:</b> CELINE. Voyage au bout de la nuit. 1932. André Breton’s copy with an inscription by Céline. Estimate €10,000-15,000.
    <b>Sotheby's Paris:</b> LINDBERGH, Charles. Photographic portrait, inscribed to Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. 1939. €2,500-3,500.
  • <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>. <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>. Important Age of Discovery manuscript (1512) with Christopher Columbus content.
    <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.

Auction Reports

Swann Galleries

Auction Info

Auction Name
The Vernacular Eye: Photographic Albums, Snapshots & Objects
Auction Date
04/17/2014 - 04/17/2014
Sale Number
#2345
Total Lots
297
Sold Lots
220
Lots Sold
74.07%
Unsold Lots
77
Total Sales (USD)
748,801.00
Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
506,600.00
High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
749,000.00
Low Estimate of All Lots (USD)
810,300.00
High Estimate of All Lots (USD)
1,198,100.00
Total Sales as a % of High Est.
62.50%

Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
27 A selection of 63 spectacular cyanotypes documenting the construction of a vast trestle bridge in the southern French countryside near Carmaux, and comprising views of the day-by-day building of the foundations, trestles and spans, through the various se 1899-1902 USD 5,000.00 - 7,500.00 USD 22,500.00
283 DE SANA, JIMMY (1949-1990) Book maquette for "Submission," with 31 erotic prints, many are sado-masochistic. 1979 USD 15,000.00 - 25,000.00 USD 22,500.00
56 (WRIGHT BROTHERS) Group of 19 photographs, most are from an album formerly in the collection of Frank Hermes, 1901-1928; 4 are printed later USD 20,000.00 - 30,000.00 USD 20,000.00
280 EGGLESTON, WILLIAM (1939- ) Untitled (man in a casket). 1971; printed 1996 USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD 18,750.00
235 KARSH, YOUSUF (1908-2002) Winston Churchill. 1941; printed later USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00 USD 15,000.00
83 Thick album containing 250 wonderful photographs of tableaux created by a Buffalo-based window dresser for Kleinhans Co., in Buffalo, NY, 1919-1926 USD 5,000.00 - 7,500.00 USD 15,000.00
163 STRUSS, KARL (1886-1981) A portfolio titled "Karl Struss: A Portfolio, 1909/29," with 15 photographs spanning the early decades of Struss' career. 1909-1929; printed 1979 USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD 13,750.00
13 Group of 11 rare and remarkable photographs prominently featuring African Americans living in the post-Reconstruction-era South. 1886 USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 13,750.00
54 Outstanding collection of photographs, albums, letters, and ephemera tracing the lives of a husband and wife who were life-long nudists. 1920s-1990s USD 5,500.00 - 7,500.00 USD 13,750.00
246 SISKIND, AARON (1903-1991) "Lithuanian Store." 1957 USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 12,500.00
182 VISHNIAC, ROMAN (1897-1990) Sara ("Flowers of her youth"). 1939; printed 1980s USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 11,875.00
258 ADAMS, ANSEL (1902-1984) "Moon and Clouds, Northern California." 1959; printed 1970 USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD 9,375.00
242 CALLAHAN, HARRY (1912-1999) "Wabash Avenue, Chicago, Fall." 1958 USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00 USD 8,750.00
259 TICE, GEORGE A. (1938- ) Portfolio entitled "Trees," complete with 12 classic photographs of elegant tree silhouettes and branches. 1964-1965; printed 1969 USD 7,000.00 - 10,000.00 USD 8,750.00
148 CAMERON, JULIA MARGARET (1815-1879) "St. Agnes" (Mary Hiller). 1864 USD 6,000.00 - 9,000.00 USD 8,750.00
222 ERWITT, ELLIOTT (1928- ) "California, Kiss." 1955; printed later USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 7,500.00
293 RITTS, HERB (1952-2002) "Headless Male Nude, Front View, Hollywood." 1989 USD 6,000.00 - 9,000.00 USD 7,424.00
264 CALLAHAN, HARRY (1912-1999) "Cape Cod." 1973; printed mid 1970s USD 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 USD 7,250.00
281 EGGLESTON, WILLIAM (1939- ) Untitled (canned goods). 1972; printed 1996 USD 7,000.00 - 10,000.00 USD 7,250.00
213 KERTASZ, ANDRA (1894-1985) "Distortion #40, Paris." 1933; printed circa 1980 USD 7,000.00 - 10,000.00 USD 7,000.00

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  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 1:</b> Early Printed, Medical & Scientific Books
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 1:</b> Miniature of Légende de la Vie de Sainte Catherine, illuminated manuscript, Bruges, later 15th century. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 1:</b> John Milton, <i>Paradise Lost</i>, first edition work of binder James Scott, Glasgow, 1770. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 1:</b> Giacomo Berengario da Carpi, <i>Isagogae breves et exactissimae in anatomiam</i>..., pre-Vesalian anatomical textbook, Strassburg, 1530.<br>$15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 1:</b> Early Printed, Medical & Scientific Books
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 1:</b> Joseph Fox, <i>The Natural History of the Human Teeth</i>, first edition, London, 1803. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 1:</b> Guido Guidi, <i>Chirurgia è Graeco in Latinum</i>..., first edition in Latin, Paris, 1544. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 1:</b> Paolo Mascagni, <i>Anatomia Universale</i>, Florence, 1833. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 1:</b> Early Printed, Medical & Scientific Books
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 1:</b> Andreas Vesalius, <i>Anatomes totius, aere insculpta delineatio</i>, first Jacques Grévin edition, Paris, 1565.<br>$2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 1:</b> Andreas Vesalius, <i>Anatomia</i>, woodcut text illustrations throughout, Venice, 1604. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 1:</b> Thomas Willis, <i>Crebri anatome. Cui accessit</i>..., first Octavo edition, London, 1664. $3,000 to $5,000.
  • Whitmore Rare Books: Offering literary first editions and other books of merit. Catalogues available by request.
    Whitmore Rare Books: Dickens. A Christmas Carol. First edition, first issue in exceptional condition. $28,500.
    Whitmore Rare Books: Fine books, collections and libraries purchased. Call to discuss.
    Whitmore Rare Books: Capote. Breakfast at Tiffany’s. First edition, rarely seen in fine condition. $4,250.
    Whitmore Rare Books: Offering literary first editions and other books of merit. Catalogues available by request.
    Whitmore Rare Books: Grimm. German Popular Stories. First edition, first issue beautifully bound by Riviere. $12,500.
    Whitmore Rare Books: Fine books, collections and libraries purchased. Call to discuss.
    Whitmore Rare Books: Plato. Opera. Second edition, Venice 1491. First obtainable edition of Plato’s works. $50,000.
    Whitmore Rare Books: Offering literary first editions and other books of merit. Catalogues available by request.
    Whitmore Rare Books: Kent (illustrator). Moby Dick. Unopened subscriber’s copy, inscribed by Rockwell Kent. $12,500.
    Whitmore Rare Books: Fine books, collections and libraries purchased. Call to discuss.
    Whitmore Rare Books: Hemingway. For Whom the Bell Tolls. First edition, rarely seen in fine condition. $8,500.
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