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Bonhams - Voices of 20th Century Auction Analysis

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June 19, 2015

Well, I guess that voices of history are not that popular for today’s collectors – voices of 20th century, at least. On Tuesday, June 16, at Bonhams New York was held the auction called Voices of 20th Century and it was not that successful. Collectors didn’t find letters, books, photographs, documents and pieces of history that shaped 20th century much interesting, and, more importantly, they didn’t find them worth of buying, as just half of lots were sold.

There was a plenty of things to choose at Voices of 20th Century at Bonhams New York: The Great Gatsby by Scott Fitzgerald, a manuscript by Albert Camus, Albert Einstein’s letters, the first home pregnancy test, photographs of Howard Hughes’ airplanes, a motion picture film of Apollo 11 flight and Moonlanding, with Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the Moon, Russian propaganda posters, Theodore Roosevelt’s letters, quotations from Mao Tse-Tung’s Little red book… It just didn’t draw that much of an attention.

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The Overview of Voices of 20th Century at Bonhams

Just 83 out of 159 lots were sold at Bonhams New York on June 16. The sale of Voices of 20th Century gathered just over half a million of dollars ($566,720), which was in range of estimated values for the sum of sold lots, but was way bellow the projected estimated value of the auction ($1,039,100 – $1,539,400). Nineteen lots were sold over high estimate (22.9 percent), 25 lots in range of estimated values (30.1 percent), while most of lots were sold under low estimate (39, or 47 percent). The first edition of The Great Gatsby by Scott Fitzgerald (with the author’s autograph and inscription “For Harold Goldman, the original ‘Gatsby’ of this story”) had the highest hammer price of the auction with $155,000, and was followed by Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-Tung, that was sold for $55,000 (all without buyer’s premium).

The average hammer price was $6,828, and the most successful lots of the auction, besides those which had highest hammer prices, were Albert Einstein’s visit card that tripled its high estimate, the collection of artwork and letters by Raymond Chandler, and Thelonious Monk’s signed musical manuscript Monk’s Mood, that doubled its high estimate.

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Fitzgerald, Francis Scott Key – The Great Gatsby, 1925 (detail)
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Left: Quotations From Chairman Mao Tse-Tung. Peking: Foreign Languages Press, 1966 (Lot 21). Estimated at $20,000 – $30,000, sold for $55,000 (second highest hammer price of the auction). This lot was sold with +83.3 percent margin between hammer price and high estimate. Signed by Chairman Mao alongside his portrait. It is estimated that 5 billion copies of the Little Red Book were printed by the close of the 20th Century, but just a handful were actually signed by Mao. The present volume derives from the only occasion we are aware of in which Mao signed multiple copies of this iconic book. According to documents included in the lot, the volume was signed on the afternoon of July 2nd, 1967. This was towards the beginning of the Cultural Revolution, and Mao had agreed to be interviewed by the editor of the leftist New Zealand weekly People’s Voice. On this occasion he signed 6 copies of the Little Red Book in the presence of the recipients using a fountain pen which was handed to him by one of the delegates. The recipient of the present copy was the interpreter for that group. Two other copies from the People’s Voice delegation have also appeared for public sale: one from Patrick Joseph Kelly, the chairman of the Wellington District Communist Party (Christie’s, Dec 2, 2003, lot 89) and one from Jan McLeod, the editor’s daughter (Christie’s, Nov 16, 2001, lot 65). No other signed copies of the Little Red Book appear in the auction records of ABPC or Rare Book Hub. / Right: Fitzgerald, Francis Scott Key – The Great Gatsby. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1925. (Lot 100A). Estimated at $30,000 – $50,000, sold for low estimate. Original dark green cloth stamped in blind and gilt; dust jacket designed by Francis Cugat. The volume is second issue. “Francis Cugat’s jacket design for The Great Gatsby is perhaps the most famous and intriguing in American literature, as critics have argued over the meaning of Fitzgerald’s plea to [Maxwell] Perkins in an August 1924 letter, ‘For Christ’s sake don’t give anyone that jacket you’re saving for me. I’ve written it into the book.’ Fitzgerald’s comment has not been fully explained, although it may refer to Nick Carraway’s statement in Chap. 4: ‘Unlike Gatsby and Tom Buchanan, I had no girl whose disembodied face floated along the dark cornicesand blinding signs…'” (Mary Sidney Watson, in F. Scott Fitzgerald Centenary Exhibition, USC, 1996).
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Left: Gandhi, Mohandas K. 1869-1948 (Lot 9). Estimated at $3,000 – $5,000. Candid portrait of Mahatma Gandhi gazing downwards (possibly weaving?) and taken by his grand-nephew, Kanu Gandhi (1917-1986). Kanu’s family lived on Gandhi’s ashram and Kanu was given his first camera in 1936. He was allowed to photograph Gandhi on condition that “Kanu was not to use flash, the ashram would not finance it, and Gandhi would never pose” (GandhiServe Foundation). / Right: Foujita, Tsuguharu, Illustrator, Joseph, Michael – A Book Of Cats. New York: Covici Friede, 1930 (Lot 65). Estimated at $20,000 – $30,000, sold for $25,000.
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Einstein, Albert – Autograph Note Signed (A. Einstein), in German (Lot 39). Estimated at $2,000 – $3,000, sold for $9,000. The difference between hammer price and high estimate was two times (200 percent) bigger than high estimate.
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Monk, Thelonious Sphere – Autograph musical manuscript signed (Thelonious M), Monk’s Mood, 1 Page, New York, c.1956-7 (Lot 144). Estimated at $6,000 – $8,000, sold for $16,000 – this lot has doubled its high estimate. Jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk, the 2nd most recorded composer after Duke Ellington (who composed hundreds more pieces than Monk), was largely self-taught although he did study for a time at the Juilliard School of Music. His distinctive style really emerged during his time as house pianist at Manhattan nightclub Minton’s Playhouse where he also participated in the after-hours jam sessions with musicians like Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Kenny Clarke, Charlie Christian and others and which were crucial to the birth of bebop. Monk’s first dates as a leader were recorded in 1947 for Blue Note Records. It was on November 21st of that year that he first recorded his composition “Monk’s Mood,” with Art Blakey on drums, Bob Paige on bass, George Taitt on trumpet and Sahib Shihab on alto sax. The introspective ballad blends hints of melancholy and nostalgia into its deceptively complex structure. It’s the kind of crafted piece that is less suitable as a spring board for improvisation which is likely why it was rarely recorded by Monk. He did revisit the piece in 1957 with John Coltrane on tenor sax and Wilbur Ware on bass. It was the only group recording on the otherwise solo piano release Thelonious Himself. Monk recorded the piece one last time in 1959 on Thelonious Monk Orchestra at Town Hall with a wonderful orchestral arrangement and enough room to fully explore the composition as it was the longest cut on the album clocking in at over 10-minutes. The above manuscript was likely written right about the time of the second recording when Monk had finally come to public prominence. According to the consignor, it was given to his grandparents, Monk’s neighbors Harriet and her husband saxophone player Harvey Levanthal during one of his visits to their apartment where he would congregate and jam in their back room with other musicians. According to the consignor, the manuscript was given back to Monk by Harriet a few days later so that he could sign it.
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Bonhams - Voices of 20th Century Auction Analysis in Details

If you go through these two tables bellow, you will find the summary of the Voices of 20th Century auction that took place at Bonhams New York on Tuesday, June 16, as well as details on every lot that was put up for sale.

Total number of lots:159
Number of sold lots:83
Sold lots [%]:52.2
Total [$]:566,720
Number of sold lots over high estimate:19
Over high estimate (Total) [%]:11.9
Over high estimate (Sold) [%]:22.9
Number of sold lots in range of estimated values:25
In range of estimated values (Sold) [%]:30.1
Number of sold lots under low estimate:39
Under low estimate (Sold) [%]:47
Results were under estimate spread of [%]:32.5
Max Hammer [$]:155,000
Average Hammer [$]:6,828
Median Hammer [$]:2,500
Median Hammer Average Hammer Difference [%]:-63.4
Lot No.Artist NameArtwork NameLow Estimate $High Estimate $Hammer Price $Hammer High Estimate Difference [%]Hammer Low Estimate Difference [%]
1American Expeditionary Force In SiberiaLarge archive of photographs, negatives and ephemera3,0005,0003,200-366.7
2Carter White HouseOfficial album of 37 White House Press color photographs of the Inauguration of President Jimmy Carter, January 20, 19778001,200Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
3Carter White HouseAlbum of official color and black-and-white White House press photographs, clippings, invitations, Christmas cards and photocopies compiled during the Carter Administration, 1977-1980.8001,200Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
4ChinaA group of 10 photographs, mostly portraits of Chinese military and political figures1,5002,5002,500066.7
5Eichmann TrialAdolf Eichmann. (Jerusalem): Police d'Israel, (1961)8,00012,0007,000-41.7-12.5
6Eisenhower, Dwight D., & Douglas MacarthurPhotograph Signed (Dwight D Eisenhower and Douglas MacArthur)12,00018,000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
7Elizabeth Ii, Queen Of EnglandPhotograph Signed (Elizabeth R) and dated 19594,0006,0004,000-33.30
8Elizabeth Ii, Queen Of EnglandAlbum containing 43 color and black-and-white White House Press photographs of the Arrival Ceremony for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh at The White House, July 7, 19761,5002,000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
9Gandhi, Mohandas K.Photograph Signed3,0005,0006,00020100
10Gandhi, Mohandas K.Portrait Signed (M K Gandhi)3,0005,0003,200-366.7
11Glasnost, Otets, Kuzkin (Pseud.)Glasnost ... Gorbachev ... Perestroika. N.p., (c. 1989)2,0003,000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
12Halliburton, RichardAutograph Letter Signed (Richard Halliburton), 12 pp, 4to, San Francisco, California2,0003,000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
13Irani-American RelationsAlbum containing 33 gelatin silver print photographs1,0001,500Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
14Kennedy, John F.A series of 15 albums assembled by White House photographer, Cecil Stoughton15,00020,000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
15Kennedy, John F.Original plaster maquette of the bust of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, modeled mid to late 1963, completed early 1964200,000300,000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
16Kennedy, JacquelineTyped Letter Signed (Jacqueline Kennedy)3,0005,000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
17King, Martin Luther, Jr.Autograph Letter Initialed (MLK)25,00035,000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
18King, Martin Luther, Jr.Strength to Love. New York: Harper & Row, (1963)4,0006,000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
19KoreaAlbum containing 242 photographs documenting the Suribong water/power dam construction project, Kuron River2,0003,000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
20League Of Nations, Cheronnet, LouisThe Palace of the League of Nations. Paris: L'Illustration, 1938.1,0001,500Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
21Mao ZedongQuotations from Chairman Mao Tse-Tung. Peking: Foreign Languages Press, 1966.20,00030,00055,00083.3175
22Mao ZedongMao Zhu Xi Yu Lu (Quotations of Chairman Mao). (China): General Political Department of the Chinese People's Liberation Army, (1964).12,00018,000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
23Narcotics TraffickingNational List of Persons known to be or suspected of being engaged in the Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs. Washington, D.C.: Bureau of Narcotics, September 25, 1953.2,5003,500Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
24Nehru, JawaharlalPortrait photograph signed (Jawaharlal Nehru) and dated Nov. 19521,0001,5001,200-2020
25New York Stock ExchangeExchange Place at New Street. Original humpback style street sign, 1920s, in blue enameled porcelain over steel with white letters, set in cast iron frame with bracket.20,00030,00015,000-50-25
26Nixon, Richard MilhousNational PGA Hole-in-One Contest Sectional Champion 1961 Richard M. Nixon. German Florn clock embedded in a marble and steel base with L. G. Balfour Company label on green felt bottom,5,0008,0004,500-43.8-10
27Oswald, Lee HarveyAutograph Letter Signed (Lee H. Oswald), 1 p, Dallas, TX, February or March, 1963, to Gus Hall, General Secretary of the Communist Part USA, and E(lizabeth) G(urley) Flynn, National Chairman of the Communist Party.50,00070,000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
28Roosevelt, TheodoreTyped Letter Signed (Theodore Roosevelt) as President, 1 p, 4to, October 1, 1908, Washington, D.C.8001,200500-58.3-37.5
29Russian Propaganda PostersSovetskii politicheskii plakat 1917-1967 gg (The Soviet Political Poster 1917-1967). Leningrad: Lenizdat, 1967.8001,200400-66.7-50
30Truman, Harry S.Activities of the Nationalities Division Democratic National Committee in the Election of President Harry S. Truman and Vice President Alben W. Barkley 1948.1,0001,500Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
31U.S. Navy Photography, Brenkus, Chuck, PhotographerA group of 75 photographs of U.S. Navy Seabees in Okinawa1,2001,800Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
32Vietnam Anti-War Movement, Hettenbach, Stephen And Robert Yagura, DesignersHell No! Nobody Goes! End the War. Palo Alto, CA: Nowels Publications (Menlo Park) for Midpeninsula Observer, October 16, 1967.5,0008,000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
34Apollo 11—Armstrong'S First Steps On The Moon6,0009,000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
35Aviation, Burcham, MiloA group of 69 photographs8001,200Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
36Aviation—Howard Hughes Aircraft CompanyAn archive of approximately 317 photographs, the majority related to Hughes Aircraft Company10,00015,000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
37Crane, Margaret, Inventor—The First Home Pregnancy TestOriginal Predictor home pregnancy test prototype, 1968.6,0009,0009,5005.658.3
38Cryptography.The Index of Coincidence and Its Applications in Cryptography. Publication No. 22. Paris: Librairie Militaire Universelle, 1922 (1921).8001,200320-73.3-60
39Einstein, AlbertAutograph Note Signed (A. Einstein), in German, 8 lines on the verso of a 1 3/4 x 4 1/8 inch printed visiting card of Einstein from Zurich2,0003,0009,000200350
40Einstein, AlbertAutograph Letter Signed (Albert), 2 pp recto and verso8,00012,0009,000-2512.5
41Einstein, AlbertTyped Letter Signed (A. Einstein), 2 pp recto and verso, 8vo, January 30, 1929,5,0008,0005,000-37.50
42Einstein, AlbertA group of material related to Albert Einstein and the family of Adolph Stern, 1929-1932, Caputh, Germany and Los Angeles, California3,0005,0009,50090216.7
43Einstein, AlbertTyped Letter Signed (A. Einstein), 1 p, 4to, March 1, no year3,0005,0002,500-50-16.7
44Einstein, AlbertTyped Letter Signed (A. Einstein), 1 pp, 8vo, August 22, 19404,0006,0005,500-8.337.5
45Graf ZeppelinA small, 2 x 8 inches, piece of the exterior cotton-canvas fabric of the Graf Zeppelin from its first transatlantic flight in 19283,0005,000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
46Hindenburg DisasterManuscript Log Sheet12,00018,000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
47Hindenburg Disaster1,2001,800950-47.2-20.8
48Lindbergh, CharlesPhotograph Signed (Charles A. Lindbergh) and dated July 11, 19272,0003,000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
49Lindbergh, CharlesTyped Letter Signed (Charles A. Lindbergh), 2 p, 4to, March 6, 19401,5002,0001,300-35-13.3
50RailroadianaSanta Fe Super Chief side panel, 19486,0008,0006,000-250
51Wright, Wilbur3,0005,0004,750-558.3
52Wright, Wilbur3,0005,0004,500-1050
53Art Center, Los AngelesA collection of approximately 90 photographic studies of various subjects2,0003,000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
54Art Deco BindingDans la Foret Normande. Paris: Aux Éditions de l'Estampe, 1927700900350-61.1-50
55Art Deco BindingMademoiselle Dax, Jeune Fille. Paris: Editions de l'Intermediaire du Bibliophile, 1926600800480-40-20
56Art Deco BindingDegas. Danse Dessin. Paris: Ambroise Vollard, 193640060095058.3137.5
57Bakst, LéonThe Designs of Leon Bakst for the Sleeping Princess. A Ballet in Five Acts after Perrault, Music by Tchaikovsky. London: Benn Brothers, 19231,5002,5001,200-52-20
58BalletLes Ballets Suédois dans l'art contemporain. Paris: Éditions du Trianon, 1931500700250-64.3-50
59Crumb, RobertOriginal illustration for The Monkey Wrench Gang10,00015,0009,000-40-10
60Crumb, RobertA group of 14 Autograph Letters Signed and 3 Postcards Signed (R. Crumb, 'Robert' Crumb)2,0003,0003,2006.760
61Derrière Le MiroirParis: Maeght, (1948-1972)2,0003,000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
62Dubuffet, JeanCerceaux 'sorcellent. Paris: Éditions Beyeler à Bale, 1967600800600-250
63Ernst, MaxLes chiens ont soif. Paris: Au Pont des Arts, (1964)500800300-62.5-40
64Ernst, MaxMax Ernst: Oeuvre-Katalog. AND: Collagen: Inventar und Widerspruch. Cologne: Menil Foundation & Dumont, 1974-19758001,200600-50-25
65Foujita, Tsuguharu, IllustratorA Book of Cats. New York: Covici Friede, 193020,00030,00025,000-16.725
66German Expressionism2,0003,0002,200-26.710
67Gibran, KahlilSand and Foam. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 19268001,2001,60033.3100
68Hockney, David, IllustratorThe Erotic Arts. London: Secker & Warburg, (1975)3,0005,000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
69Johnson, RayA Book About Death. (New York: Self published, 1963-65.)2,0003,000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
70Kandinsky & Der Blaue Reiter1,2001,800Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
71Léger, Fernand & Thomas BouchardExtensive archive of correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, ephemera and ORIGINAL PAINTED CUT-OUTS as filmed with Léger to demonstrate his process of composition.30,00050,00025,000-50-16.7
72Léger, Fernand, Cendrars, BlaiseLa Fin du Monde Filmée par l'Ange N.-D. Paris: Éditions de la Sirene, 19191,5002,500Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
73Mengershausen, Cordelia Von, IllustratorK'Ehgosone. Del Mar, CA: Ettan Press, 19751,5002,500Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
74Miró, JoanParler seul, poème. Paris: Maeght, 1948-19507,00010,0006,000-40-14.3
75O'Neill, RoseOriginal 11-panel Sunday strip, ink on 2 pieces of stiff paper, both approximately 13 x 22 1/2 inches, signed (O'Neill) in penultimate panel, August 24, 1935, being the Kewpies comic strip8001,200400-66.7-50
76Ono, YokoGrapefruit. Tokyo: Wunternam Press, 19642,0003,0001,500-50-25
77Pettibon, Raymond (Raymond Ginn)O.D a Hippie / Legalize Heroin. Ban Hippies. (and New Yorkers). (Lawndale, CA: SST Records, 1982)1,2001,800Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
78Ravilious, Eric, IllustratorHigh Street. London: (Curwen Press for) Country Life, 19388001,200950-20.818.8
79Ruscha, Edward2,0003,0001,800-40-10
80Sauvage, Sylvain, IllustratorNez-De-Cuir: Gentilhomme d'Amour. Paris: Marcel Lubineau, 1941500800420-47.5-16
81Surrealism And DadaCollection of catalogues raisonné and other reference works2,0003,000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
82Warhol, Andy, Sam Francis, Et Al, IllustratorsOne Cent Life. Bern: E.W. Kornfeld, 19643,0005,0006,50030116.7
83Weill, Lucie, BookbinderLe Grant testament. Paris: Aux Dépens de l'Artiste, 19481,5002,5001,600-366.7
84Wright, Frank LloydTyped Letter Signed (Frank Lloyd Wright) and initialed (FLLW)1,0001,5001,000-33.30
85Wright, Frank LloydTyped Letter Signed (Frank Lloyd Wright) with autograph postcript initialed (FLLW)1,2001,800900-50-25
86Wright, Frank LloydModern Architecture, Being the Kahn Lectures for 1930. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 19311,0001,500800-46.7-20
87Zadkine, OssipThe Labours of Heracles. Paris: Christoph Czwiklitzer, (1960)700900550-38.9-21.4
88Auden, W.H.Autograph Manuscript Poem2,0003,0004,20040110
89Auden, W.H.1,5002,5004,80092220
90Auden, W.H.8001,2001,40016.775
91Beckett, Samuel, Deyrolle, Jean, IllustratorSéjour. Paris: Georges Richar, 1970500700350-50-30
92Camus, Albert40,00060,000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
93Cather, WillaDeath Comes for the Archbishop. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 19298001,200700-41.7-12.5
94Chandler, RaymondTyped Letter Signed (Ray), 2 pp, 4to, June 5, 19531,0001,500800-46.7-20
95Chandler, RaymondTyped Letter Signed (Ray), 2 pp recto and verso, 4to1,0001,500800-46.7-20
96Chandler, RaymondLarge collection of artwork and letters1,0002,0004,800140380
97Faulkner, William, & Kathryn ScolaMimeographed Manuscript, first draft continuity screenplay of Splinter Fleet, 130 pp, 4to, (Los Angeles), December 22, 19367,0009,000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
98Faulkner, WilliamMimeographed Manuscript, final screenplay of The Bouncer and the Lady, 134 pp, 4to, (Los Angeles), April 7, 1941 (blue revision pages dated as late as April 19, 1941 bound in)500700Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
99Faulkner, William, Rauh, StanleyThe Great Gatsby. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 192580,000100,000155,0005593.8
100Fitzgerald, F. ScottThis Side of Paradise. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 193118,00025,00030,0002066.7
100Fitzgerald, Francis ScottThe Great Gatsby. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 192530,00050,00030,000-400
101Fitzgerald, Francis ScottTyped Letter Signed (F. Scott Fitzgerald), 1 p, 4to4,0006,0003,200-46.7-20
102Isherwood, ChristopherMr. Norris Changes Trains. London: Hogarth Press, 19352,5003,5002,800-2012
103Joyce, JamesUlysse. Traduit de l'anglais par M. Auguste Morel assisté par M. Stuart Gilbert. Traduction entièrement revue par M. Valery Larbaud avec la collaboration de l'auteur. Paris: La Maison de Amis de Livres, 192912,00018,000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
104Joyce, James, Motherwell, Robert, IllustratorUlysses. San Francisco: Arion Press, 19883,0005,0005,5001083.3
105Milne, Alan AlexanderWhen We Were Very Young. London: Methuen & Co., (1924)10,00015,0008,000-46.7-20
106Milne, Alan AlexanderAutograph letter signed (A.A. Milne), 1 p, 8vo, London, September 22, 19288,00012,000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
107Mishima, YukioAutograph Letter Signed (Yukio Mishima), 1 p, 4to1,0001,5001,300-13.330
108Mitchell, Margaret1. Gone with the Wind. New York: The Macmillan Company, 19363,5005,5002,800-49.1-20
109Pirandello, Luigi1,5002,000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
110Pound Ezra, Clemente, Francesco, Illustrator.Cathay. New York: Limited Editions Club, 1992600800300-62.5-50
111Rand, Ayn. 1905-1982.Typed Letter Signed (Ayn Rand), 1 p, 4to, Chatsworth, California, March 12, 19491,5002,0001,200-40-20
112Remizov, Aleksei MikhailovichImportant collection of 12 Autograph Letters and Notes, 19 pp plus 9 envelopes, (including one illustrated invitation to a lecture) addressed to Anna Aleksandrovna12,00015,000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
113Remizov, Aleksei MikhailovichSkazki (Fairy Tales). Paris: Natalie Codray, 19502,0003,000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
114Remizov, Aleksei MikhailovichPovest o dvukh zveryakh: Ikhnelat (A Tale of Two Beasts: Ikhnelat). Paris: Opleshnik, 19501,5002,000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
115Remizov, Aleksei MikhailovichBesnovatye (Possessed). Paris: Opleshnik, 19511,5002,000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
116Remizov, Aleksei MikhailovichImportant group of three presentations copies2,5003,500Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
117Salinger, Jerome DavidThe Catcher in the Rye. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 19511,0002,0001,300-3530
118Saroyan, WilliamMimeographed manuscript of The Human Comedy, 246 pp, February 4, 1942500700Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
119Saroyan, WilliamArchive of 51 letters (45 TLS, 6 ALS), approximately 100 pp, various sizes, various places including Paris, 1963 to 1972, his editor at Harcourt, Brace & World, William Jovanovich (one letter to Harcourt editor Hilda Lindley)3,0005,0002,000-60-33.3
120Steinbeck, JohnSmall archive of manuscript material from Steinbeck's time in Russia, late 1963, including substantial notes for a play4,0006,0003,000-50-25
121Tolstoy, LeoLev Nikolaevich Tolstoi Skonchalsya (Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy Dies). Special number of Novaya Zhizn (The New Life) announcing the death of Count Tolstoy on November 20, 19101,0001,500Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
122Watts, Alan WilsonAn Outline of Zen Buddhism. London: The Golden Vista Press, (1932)1,5002,5001,000-60-33.3
123Welty, EudoraFour Carbon Typed Manuscripts of short stories1,5002,5003,80052153.3
124Williams, Thomas Lanier TennesseeProducer Charles K. Feldman's file on the production of The Glass Menagerie (Warner Bros., 1950)20,00030,000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
125Williams, Thomas Lanier TennesseeTyped Letter Signed (Tennessee), 1 p, 4to, March 22, 19821,0001,500Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
126Wodehouse, P.G.Typed carbon, screen treatment titled Crown Prince Josephine, 110 pp, 4to, August 16, 19321,5002,000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
127Ali, MuhammadAfrican carved wood, bone and ivory cane used by heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali in Zaire (now Democratic Republic of the Congo) in October 197420,00030,000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
128BaseballArchive of approximately 73 photographs1,2001,800Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
129Grey, ZaneTyped Manuscript entitled Fights with Fierce Fish, subtitled Giant Tuna700900600-33.3-14.3
130Grey, ZaneAutograph Manuscript, 114 pp, in purple ink, 8vo, n.p., August 1, 19242,5003,5002,500-28.60
131Roller Skating—New York16 original photographs of the Metropolitan Roller Rink, New York, 1910-19123,0005,000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
132SoccerArchive of approximately 450 photographs of soccer games and related subjects700900Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
133TennisAn archive of approximately 419 strips of 70mm sequence proofs of tennis champions in action on courts, four or five images per strip2,0003,000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
134Across To Singapore8001,200Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
135All The President'S MenProduction manager's copies of the script, with related production files for All the President's Men ( Warner Bros. 1976)2,5003,500Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
136Brooks, RichardAn archive of books from the personal library of writer/director Richard Brooks1,0001,500Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
137CinematographyA large group of equipment, photos and ephemera relating to The Wizard of Oz cameraman Allen Davey and his son6,0009,000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
138Disney, Walter EliasMenu Signed (Walt Disney), Burbank, June 10, (late 1950s)1,0002,0001,300-3530
139The DivorcéeMimeographed manuscript, treatment by Nick Grinde and Zelda Sears1,0002,000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
140Fleischer, MaxA group of 14 US patents granted to Fleischer for his improvements in animation60,00090,000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
141Ford, John, DirectorMimeographed manuscript of Steamboat Round the Bend by Dudley Nichols and Lamar Trotti, 125 pp, April 22, 1935, bound in blue Twentieth Century-Fox wrappers1,0001,500Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
142Guthrie, Woodrow Wilson WoodyDocumentary #1. Struggle. New York: Asch Records, (1945)2,0003,000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
143Jenkins, Charles FrancisPictures by Radio. Washington, D. C.: The Radio Pictures Corporation, 19221,2001,800Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
144Monk, Thelonious SphereAutograph Musical Manuscript Signed (Thelonious M), Monk's Mood, 1 page, (New York, c.1956-7)6,0008,00016,000100166.7
145Mr. WuTyped carbon, story by Louise Jordan Miln, adaptation and scenario by Lorna Moon, 96 pp, October 20, 1926, bound in yellow MGM wrappers2,0003,000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
146Newman, WalterA large archive of screenwriter Walter Newman's scripts and notecard files1,5002,500Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
147PossessedA group of five scripts, various post-production versions, of the Joan Crawford film Possessed (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1931)1,0002,000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
148Prokofiev, Sergei SergeevichPhotograph Signed (Serge Prokofieff), 6 1/4 x 4 1/4 inch silver gelatin portrait of Prokofiev, (n.p.), 19201,5002,5001,500-400
149Rebner, MetaMimeographed manuscript, screenplay of In the Heat of the Night, 148 pp, n.d.5,0007,000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
150Rebner, MetaMimeographed manuscript, screenplay of Shampoo by Robert Towne and Warren Beatty, 149 pp, title page undated but with blue and pink revisions pages dated March 4 to May 29, 19743,0005,000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
151SeinfeldA collection of scripts, correspondence, and other manuscript material relating to the television sitcom Seinfeld5,0007,0009,00028.680
152SeinfeldA script for The Kiss Hello (Episode 100)2,0003,0002,500-16.725
153Selznick, David O., ProducerMimeographed manuscript, David Copperfield by Charles Dickens, screenplay by Howard Estabrook, adaptation by Hugh Walpole, 169 pp, September 8, 1934, bound in yellow wrappers1,0001,500800-46.7-20
154Some Came Running5 scripts for Some Came Running (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1958)3,0005,000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
155Tell It To The Marines1,2001,800Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
156Walk On The Wild Side10,00015,000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
157Welles, OrsonTypescript screenplay pages from the 1962 film The Trial directed by Orson Welles, used by a young cast member8001,200Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
158Where East Is East2,0003,000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
159Zanuck, Darryl F.Mimeographed manuscript of The Virgin Queen (here titled Sir Walter Raleigh) by Harry Brown, 130 pp, May 12, 1953, bound in brads in beige Twentieth Century-Fox wrappers8001,200Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
TOTAL (Sold lots):401,900595,600566,720-4.841

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