Profiles in History: The Property of a Distinguished American Private Collector Part III , 61, Calabasas Hills

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Auction Report
Auction Date
12/19/2013 - 12/19/2013
Page Size: 216 items in 9 pages
Lot NumberAuthor NameBook TitlePlace PrintedYear PublishedEstimateActual Price
1Adams, John. Letter signed (“Massachusetts”)1818USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00USD 11,500.00
2Adams, John. Book signed: A Defense of the Constitutions of Government of the United States of America, London, 1787London, 1787USD 20,000.00 - 30,000.00USD 115,000.00
3Adams, John Quincy. Autograph letter signed St. Petersburg1811USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00USD 4,600.00
4Adams, John Quincy. Autograph letter signed Washington1831USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00USD 4,600.00
5Adams, John Quincy. Autograph letter signed Quincy, Massachusetts1835USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00USD 10,350.00
6Adams, John Quincy. Autograph letter signed Quincy (Massachusetts)1829USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00USD 5,462.50
7Adams, John Quincy. Autograph letter signed Washington1826USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00USD 4,600.00
8Adams, John Quincy. Autograph manuscript unsigned, as Congressman from Massachusetts, 3 pages [Washington1842USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00USD 3,450.00
9Barton, Clara. Autograph letter signed Washington1883USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00USD 4,600.00
10Beauregard, Pierre Gustave Toutant de. Highly important autograph telegram signed Charleston, South Carolina1863USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00USD 9,200.00
11Beauregard, Pierre Gustave Toutant de. Autograph letter signed Charleston South Carolina1864USD 6,000.00 - 8,000.00USD 11,500.00
12Burr, Aaron. Autograph letter signed 1804USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00USD 4,600.00
13[California Gold Rush.] Edwin R. BishopImportant autograph letter signed,Placerville Eldgrado Co. Cal1850USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00Not Sold
14Colt, Samuel. A fine group of materials from the American inventor, including: Colt, SamuelHartford1855USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00USD 4,600.00
15Custer, George Armstrong. Autograph letter signed West Point1859USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00USD 5,462.50
16Custer, George Armstrong. Autograph letter signed USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00USD 4,887.50
17Davis, Jefferson. Autograph letter signed Washington D.C.1850USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00USD 4,600.00
18Davis, Jefferson. Autograph letter signed 1864USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00USD 4,600.00
19Franklin, Benjamin. Autograph letter signed London1765USD 6,000.00 - 8,000.00USD 9,775.00
20Gatling, Richard Jordan. Letter signed Cataract Indiana1898USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00USD 3,450.00
21Gerry, Elbridge. Manuscript letter in a secretarial hand docketed and with a few emendations by Elbridge Gerry, 4 pages Watertown1775USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00USD 25,875.00
22Grant, Ulysses S. Autograph manuscript signed 1862USD 6,000.00 - 8,000.00USD 10,925.00
23Grant, Ulysses. Autograph letter signed, 1 page City Point, Virginia, 1864USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00USD 4,887.50
24Grant, Ulysses S. Autograph letter signed Washington, D.C.1873USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00USD 4,600.00
25Greene, Nathanael. Autograph letter signed Coventry [Rhode Island]1778USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00USD 4,600.00
  • <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 $5,000.
  • <b>Bonhams 7 Apr 2014, Eric Caren Archive:</b> FIRE OF LONDON. A True Pourtraict with a Brief Description Of that Deplorable Fire of London. Sold for US$ 6,875 inc. premium.
    <b>Bonhams 7 Apr 2014, Eric Caren Archive:</b> MATHER, INCREASE. A Brief History of the Warr With the Indians in New-England. Sold for US$ 45,000 inc. premium.
    <b>Bonhams 7 Apr 2014, Eric Caren Archive:</b> SALEM WITCH TRIALS. Manuscript Document variously signed. Sold for US$ 6,875 inc. premium.
    <b>Bonhams 7 Apr 2014, Eric Caren Archive:</b> REVERE, PAUL. The Bloody Massacre perpetrated in King-Street Boston. Sold for US$ 100,000 inc. premium.
    <b>Bonhams 7 Apr 2014, Eric Caren Archive:</b> LEXINGTON AND CONCORD. Bloody Butchery by the British Troops. Sold for US$ 118,750 inc. premium.
    <b>Bonhams 7 Apr 2014, Eric Caren Archive:</b> DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE. The New-England Chronicle. Sold for US$ 257,000 inc. premium.
    <b>Bonhams 7 Apr 2014, Eric Caren Archive:</b> EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION. By the President of the United States. Sold for US$ 15,000 inc. premium.
    <b>Bonhams 7 Apr 2014, Eric Caren Archive:</b> BASEBALL. Boston Union Athletic Exhibition Company Grounds. Sold for US$ 15,000 inc. premium.
    <b>Bonhams 7 Apr 2014, Eric Caren Archive:</b> MCCLELLAND, GEORGE WILLIAM. Eniac-Birth Certificate of Computer Age. 1880-1955. Typed Letter Signed. Sold for US$ 13,750 inc. premium.
  • <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.
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