Skinner

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Auction 2256

November 21, 2004 11:00AM

11-21-2004 11-21-2004

63 Park Plaza, Boston

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Lots

(American Literary Figures)

(American Literary Figures)

Lot:
1
Sold for:
$17,625$15,000

(American Literary Figures), Rare and interesting archive of approximately ninety-three autograph letters, holograph sentiments and related paper sent to Houghton, Osgood & Co. and the Atlantic More ...

Baring-Gould, Sabine (1834-1924)

Baring-Gould, Sabine (1834-1924)

Lot:
2
Sold for:
$705$600

Baring-Gould, Sabine (1834-1924), Two autograph manuscripts signed, [undated], each one page, copies of The Love of God, apparently unpublished, and Now the Day is Over, each signed lower right, the More ...

Baring-Gould, Sabine (1834-1924)

Baring-Gould, Sabine (1834-1924)

Lot:
3
Sold for:
$6,463$5,500

Baring-Gould, Sabine (1834-1924), Autograph manuscript signed, [undated], one page, signed lower right, for the hymn Onward, Christian Soldiers, with five stanzas of eight lines each, folio, framed, More ...

Bates, Katharine Lee (1859-1929)

Bates, Katharine Lee (1859-1929)

Lot:
4
Sold for:
$24,675$21,000

Bates, Katharine Lee (1859-1929), Autograph manuscript signed, [c. 1914-1920], one page, lyrics to America the Beautiful, four stanzas, signed lower right, folio, (folds, tear lower left not More ...

Beard, Charles R.

Beard, Charles R.

Lot:
5
Sold for:
$118$100

Beard, Charles R., Archive of manuscript material, including an eighty-eight page script entitled The White Swan of Agincourt, a chapter synopsis of Gems and Stones of Power, an article entitled More ...

Bennett, Arnold (1867-1931)

Bennett, Arnold (1867-1931)

Lot:
6
Sold for:
$1,998$1,700

Bennett, Arnold (1867-1931), Autograph manuscript signed with initials on title page, Venus Rising from the Sea, title page dated London, 1929, ninety-seven pages, neatly written and maintained in a More ...

Blunden, Edmund Charles (1896-1974)

Blunden, Edmund Charles (1896-1974)

Lot:
7
Sold for:
$264$225

Blunden, Edmund Charles (1896-1974), Autograph manuscript poem signed, [undated], entitled "Dream," fifty lines on two sheets, with crushed red morocco and cloth slipcase with gilt More ...

Burgess, Anthony

Burgess, Anthony

Lot:
8
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Burgess, Anthony, Letter signed, January 23rd, 1964, one page, to Mr. Harris, concerning a request for an autograph and photograph (photograph enclosed) and commenting on broader philosophical More ...

Byrd, Richard E. (1888-1957)

Byrd, Richard E. (1888-1957)

Lot:
9
Sold for:
$764$650

Byrd, Richard E. (1888-1957), Signed and inscribed photograph, dated New York City, August 28, 1928, showing the explorer dressed in a polar outfit, More ...

Cather, Willa (1873-1947)

Cather, Willa (1873-1947)

Lot:
10
Sold for:
$4,113$3,500

Cather, Willa (1873-1947), Letter signed, April 19th, 1937, two pages, to Mrs. Samuel Posner, New York City, concerning her defense of an article she had written concerning the Jew in America, More ...

Clemens, Samuel Langhorne (1835-1910)

Clemens, Samuel Langhorne (1835-1910)

Lot:
11
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Clemens, Samuel Langhorne (1835-1910), Autograph letter signed, April 4th, 1900, two pages, to Colonel Harvey, regarding his conditions with respect to a publication of his collected short works, More ...

Clemens, Samuel Langhorne (1835-1910)

Clemens, Samuel Langhorne (1835-1910)

Lot:
12
Sold for:
$1,645$1,400

Clemens, Samuel Langhorne (1835-1910), Autograph letter signed, April 29th, (19) 09, one page, to Mr. Arthur Kyle Davis of Petersburg, Virginia, declining an invitation to attend an event saying More ...

Cruikshank, George (1792-1878)

Cruikshank, George (1792-1878)

Lot:
13
Sold for:
$558$475

Cruikshank, George (1792-1878), Double-sided gouache and grisaille drawing depicting "Christian passing through the Valley of the Shadow of Death," signed and dated on both sides 1871, More ...

Cruikshank, George (1792-1878)

Cruikshank, George (1792-1878)

Lot:
14
Sold for:
$353$300

Cruikshank, George (1792-1878), Autograph letter signed, [undated], to unknown recipient, inquiring of a publisher whether the manuscript by Mr. Greenwood was of any interest, framed with etching, More ...

Dickens, Charles (1812-1870)

Dickens, Charles (1812-1870)

Lot:
15
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Dickens, Charles (1812-1870), Autograph letter signed, April 8th, 1857, one page, recipient unknown, concerning his authorship of David Copperfield and The Pickwick Papers, 8vo, framed, (creasing). More ...

Einstein, Albert (1879-1955)

Einstein, Albert (1879-1955)

Lot:
16
Sold for:
$676$575

Einstein, Albert (1879-1955), Signed photograph, [undated], on a photograph clipped from a periodical, 3 1/2 by 3 1/2 More ...

Einstein, Albert (1879-1955)

Einstein, Albert (1879-1955)

Lot:
16A
Sold for:
$1,763$1,500

Einstein, Albert (1879-1955), Signed letter, October 24th, 1952, one page, from The Institute for Advanced Study of Mathematics, Princeton, New Jersey, to Mr. Archer Graham, thanking him for the More ...

Emerson, Ralph Waldo (1803-1882)

Emerson, Ralph Waldo (1803-1882)

Lot:
17
Sold for:
$1,293$1,100

Emerson, Ralph Waldo (1803-1882), Autograph letter signed, [undated], two pages, to Mr. T. M. Brewer, editor of the Boston Atlas, concerning the reprinting of a lecture that Emerson had given before More ...

Forster, Edward Morgan (1879-1970)

Forster, Edward Morgan (1879-1970)

Lot:
18
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Forster, Edward Morgan (1879-1970), Autograph letter signed, June 14th, 1933, two pages, to Mr. Prokosch, two pages, concerning queries about The Celestial Omnibus, "I will autograph the books More ...

Freud, Sigmund (1856-1939)

Freud, Sigmund (1856-1939)

Lot:
19
Sold for:
$9,988$8,500

Freud, Sigmund (1856-1939), Photograph with signature and inscription on the mount, dated June 1930, bust portrait in black and white, photograph 9 by 6 in., overall 15 /4 by 12 1/2 More ...

Gershwin, George (1898-1937)

Gershwin, George (1898-1937)

Lot:
20
Sold for:
$3,995$3,400

Gershwin, George (1898-1937), Signed and inscribed piano score for Rhapsody in Blue, October 1, 1935, inscribed "to Leonard Davis/all good wishes from George Gershwin/ Boston 10/1/35," More ...

Hawthorne, Nathaniel (1804-1864)

Hawthorne, Nathaniel (1804-1864)

Lot:
21
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Hawthorne, Nathaniel (1804-1864), Autograph letter signed, Concord, October 11th, 1863, one page, to Mr. R. (perhaps Ralph Waldo Emerson), concerning a visit, 8vo, (minor creasing, slightly faded in More ...

Hemingway, Ernest (1899-1961)

Hemingway, Ernest (1899-1961)

Lot:
22
Sold for:
$6,463$5,500

Hemingway, Ernest (1899-1961), Autograph letter signed, Madrid, [undated], three pages, to Charles Thompson, referencing many mutual friends, boating, the publication of his new book, and firearms, More ...

Holmes, Oliver Wendell (1809-1894)

Holmes, Oliver Wendell (1809-1894)

Lot:
23
Sold for:
$2,820$2,400

Holmes, Oliver Wendell (1809-1894), Autograph quotation signed, dated Boston, June 15th, 1877, one page, the third and final stanza from "Old Ironsides," "Oh, better that her shattered More ...

Holmes, Oliver Wendell (1809-1894)

Holmes, Oliver Wendell (1809-1894)

Lot:
24
Sold for:
$646$550

Holmes, Oliver Wendell (1809-1894), Autograph letter signed, dated November 14, 1894, on Massachusetts Judicial Court letterhead, concerning a compilation of his father's poems, framed with a More ...

Howe, Julia Ward (1819-1910)

Howe, Julia Ward (1819-1910)

Lot:
25
Sold for:
$4,700$4,000

Howe, Julia Ward (1819-1910), Autograph manuscript quotation signed, dated March 16th, 1884, one page, first verse from the Battle Hymn of the Republic, "Mine eyes have seen the glory of the More ...

Hugo, Victor (1802-1885)

Hugo, Victor (1802-1885)

Lot:
26
Sold for:
$823$700

Hugo, Victor (1802-1885), Autograph letter signed, September 22nd, one page, recipient unknown, in French, excellent content concerning censorship and the press, 8vo, framed with portrait, (some More ...

Kerouac, Jack (1922-1969)

Kerouac, Jack (1922-1969)

Lot:
27
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Kerouac, Jack (1922-1969), Letter signed, May 17th, 1965, one page, to Jacques and Lois Sorrells, containing an eleven-line excerpt from a story and commenting on life, promotion, and work, "I More ...

Kilmer, Joyce (1886-1918)

Kilmer, Joyce (1886-1918)

Lot:
28
Sold for:
$1,763$1,500

Kilmer, Joyce (1886-1918), Autograph manuscript signed, [undated], one page, of Good Friday, fourteen two-line stanzas with a small sketch of a setting sun with crucifix, butterfly, and birds upper More ...

Kilmer, Joyce (1886-1918)

Kilmer, Joyce (1886-1918)

Lot:
29
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Kilmer, Joyce (1886-1918), Autograph letter signed, February 6, 1918, one page, to Mrs. William Stammers Brown of Bronxville, New York, a deeply thankful letter concerning a lost letter which was More ...