Skinner

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Auction 2433

November 16, 2008 11:00AM

11-16-2008 11-16-2008

63 Park Plaza, Boston

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Lots

Puccini, Giacomo (1858-1924)

Puccini, Giacomo (1858-1924)

Lot:
91
Sold for:
$415$350

Puccini, Giacomo (1858-1924), Autograph letter signed, June 21st, 1916, one page, to Antonio Beltolini (?), agreeing to a meeting on the coming Sunday, with holograph address panel, framed with More ...

Shackleton, Sir Ernest Henry (1874-1922)

Shackleton, Sir Ernest Henry (1874-1922)

Lot:
92
Sold for:
$2,133$1,800

Shackleton, Sir Ernest Henry (1874-1922), Two signed items; first, signed letter, November 15th, [19]14, one page, to Archdeacon Watkins, "On the eve of my departure from this sub Antarctic Island More ...

(Slave Sale Document)

(Slave Sale Document)

Lot:
93
Sold for:
$889$750

(Slave Sale Document), Interesting slave sale document signed by Louis Petit, notary public, Iberville Parish, Louisiana, [1833], detailing the sale of seventeen slaves by John Fleming and his wife, More ...

Sousa, John Philip (1854-1932)

Sousa, John Philip (1854-1932)

Lot:
94
Sold for:
$770$650

Sousa, John Philip (1854-1932), Autograph letter signed, February 10th, 1885, two pages, recipient unknown, enthusiastically praising a march that has been sent to him, "I regret exceedingly that I More ...

Stanley, Sir Henry Morton (1841-1904)

Stanley, Sir Henry Morton (1841-1904)

Lot:
95
Sold for:
$178$150

Stanley, Sir Henry Morton (1841-1904), Signature card with sentiment, November 13th, 1890, "Pure water is safer than wine for the health", 2 1/4 by 4 in. More ...

Adams, John Quincy (1767-1848)

Adams, John Quincy (1767-1848)

Lot:
95A
Sold for:
$1,422$1,200

Adams, John Quincy (1767-1848), Argument of John Quincy Adams...in the Case of...Africans, captured in the Schooner Amistad...., New York: S.W. Benedict, 1841, wraps, in clamshell box, 8vo, More ...

Adams, John Quincy (1767-1848)

Adams, John Quincy (1767-1848)

Lot:
96
Sold for:
$326$275

Adams, John Quincy (1767-1848), Lectures on Rhetoric and Oratory, Delivered to the Classes of Senior and Junior Sophisters in Harvard University, Cambridge: Hilliard and Metcalf, 1810, first More ...

(Alaskan Exploration)

(Alaskan Exploration)

Lot:
97
Sold for:
$89$75

(Alaskan Exploration), Schwatka, Frederick (1849-1892), Three titles, Report of a Military Reconnaissance in Alaska, Washington, 1885; Along Alaska's Great River, New York: Cassell & Company, 1885; More ...

Alcott, Louisa May (1832-1888)

Alcott, Louisa May (1832-1888)

Lot:
98
Sold for:
$95$80

Alcott, Louisa May (1832-1888), Little Women, Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1869, parts one and two, first part second printing, second part first printing, in conforming brick red cloth with gilt More ...

(American Economics and Politics)

(American Economics and Politics)

Lot:
99
Unsold
 

(American Economics and Politics), Alexander Del Mar (1836-1926), The Great Paper Bubble; or, the Coming Financial Explosion. A Campaign Document for 1864, New York, 1864, wraps, 8vo, (front wrap More ...

(American Indian), De Smet, Reverend Pierre Jean (1804-1873)

(American Indian), De Smet, Reverend Pierre Jean (1804-1873)

Lot:
100
Sold for:
$237$200

(American Indian), De Smet, Reverend Pierre Jean (1804-1873), New Indian Sketches, New York: D. & J. Sadler, 1863, original cloth, with frontis and plate, 8vo, (binding rubbed, scattered More ...

Amundsen, Roald (1872-1928), and Ellsworth, Lincoln (1880-1951)

Amundsen, Roald (1872-1928), and Ellsworth, Lincoln (1880-1951)

Lot:
101
Sold for:
$95$80

Amundsen, Roald (1872-1928), and Ellsworth, Lincoln (1880-1951), Two titles, Our Polar Flight, New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1925, gilt pictorial cloth; and First Crossing of the Polar Sea, New More ...

Andersen, Hans Christian (1805-1875)

Andersen, Hans Christian (1805-1875)

Lot:
102
Sold for:
$148$125

Andersen, Hans Christian (1805-1875), Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales with Illustrations by W. Heath Robinson, New York: Henry Holt & Co., 1913, original pictorial cloth, with sixteen mounted color More ...

(Andre, John (1751-1780), Extra Illustrated)

(Andre, John (1751-1780), Extra Illustrated)

Lot:
103
Sold for:
$326$275

(Andre, John (1751-1780), Extra Illustrated), Sargent, Winthrop (1825-1870), The Life and Career of Major John Andre, New York: William Abbatt, 1902, numbered 180 of 500 copies, extra illustrated, More ...

(Antiphonal), European, 16th century

(Antiphonal), European, 16th century

Lot:
104
Sold for:
$8,295$7,000

(Antiphonal), European, 16th century, likely Spanish, contemporary calf over boards, with openwork brass scroll and spear corners, raised bosses and clasp remnants, with three-page index, title More ...

(Architecture, Modern-Bauhaus), Wingler, Hans M.

(Architecture, Modern-Bauhaus), Wingler, Hans M.

Lot:
105
Sold for:
$83$70

(Architecture, Modern-Bauhaus), Wingler, Hans M., The Bauhaus-Weimar Dessau, Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press, 1969, original cloth with slipcase, folio, (scattered foxing and spotting). More ...

(Arctic, Ethnography)

(Arctic, Ethnography)

Lot:
106
Sold for:
$30$25

(Arctic, Ethnography), Rink, Henry, Tales and Traditions of the Eskimo, Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1875, cloth, 8vo, (spine sunfaded, minor bumping and chipping, minor toning, More ...

(Arctic Exploration)

(Arctic Exploration)

Lot:
107
Unsold
 

(Arctic Exploration), Two titles: Franklin, Sir John (1786-1847), Arctic Searching Expedition, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1852, and An Arctic Boat Journey, Boston: Brown and Taggard, 1860, both More ...

(Arctic Exploration), Kane, Elisha Kent (1820-1857)

(Arctic Exploration), Kane, Elisha Kent (1820-1857)

Lot:
108
Sold for:
$119$100

(Arctic Exploration), Kane, Elisha Kent (1820-1857), The U.S. Grinnell Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin. A Personal Narrative, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1854, original gilt pictorial More ...

(Arctic Exploration), Pictorial Cloth, Two Titles

(Arctic Exploration), Pictorial Cloth, Two Titles

Lot:
109
Sold for:
$119$100

(Arctic Exploration), Pictorial Cloth, Two Titles, Gilder, William H., Schwatka's Search, New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1881, (header chips, bumped, leaning, library markings with losses to More ...

(Arctic Exploration), Four Titles in Five Volumes

(Arctic Exploration), Four Titles in Five Volumes

Lot:
110
Sold for:
$89$75

(Arctic Exploration), Four Titles in Five Volumes, Greely, Adolphus W., (1844-1935), three titles: Three Years of Arctic Service, New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1886, in two volumes, with More ...

(Arctic Exploration)

(Arctic Exploration)

Lot:
111
Sold for:
$119$100

(Arctic Exploration), Three titles, Hall, Charles Francis, Arctic Researches and Life Among the Esquimaux, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1866; Arctic Experiences: Containing Capt. George E. Tyson's More ...

(Arctic Exploration)

(Arctic Exploration)

Lot:
112
Sold for:
$89$75

(Arctic Exploration), Three titles, Hayes, Isaac Israel (1832-1881), An Arctic Boat Journey, Boston: Brown, Taggard and Chase, 1860, with folding map, (hinges weak, cloth loss, sunfaded spine, More ...

(Arctic Exploration)

(Arctic Exploration)

Lot:
113
Sold for:
$89$75

(Arctic Exploration), Three titles, Hayes, Isaac Israel (1832-1881), An Arctic Boat Journey, two copies, both Boston, one Brown, Taggard and Chase, 1860, (sunfading, dampstaining and bowing), the More ...

(Arctic Exploration)

(Arctic Exploration)

Lot:
114
Sold for:
$71$60

(Arctic Exploration), Two titles, Hayes, I.I., The Open Polar Sea, New York: Hurd and Houghton, 1867; and Kneeland, Samuel, An American in Iceland, Boston: Lockwood, Brooks, and Company, 1876, More ...

(Arctic Exploration)

(Arctic Exploration)

Lot:
115
Sold for:
$89$75

(Arctic Exploration), Kane, Elisha Kent (1820-1857), Arctic Exploration: The Second Grinnell Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin, 1853, '54, '55, Philadelphia: Childs & Peterson, 1856, two More ...

(Arctic Exploration

(Arctic Exploration

Lot:
116
Sold for:
$119$100

(Arctic Exploration, Two titles, Kane, Elisha Kent (1820-1857), The Grinnell Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin New York: Harper & Brothers, 1854; M'Clintock, Sir Francis Leopold (1819-1907), More ...

(Arctic Exploration)

(Arctic Exploration)

Lot:
117
Sold for:
$71$60

(Arctic Exploration), Kane, Elisha Kent (1820-1857), Arctic Explorations in the Years 1853, '54, '55, Philadelphia: Childs and Peterson, 1856, in two volumes, embossed cloth, 8vo, (bumped, chipped, More ...

(Arctic Exploration)

(Arctic Exploration)

Lot:
118
Sold for:
$83$70

(Arctic Exploration), Lamont, James, Yachting in the Arctic Seas, London: Chatto and Windus, 1876, numerous black and white plates, folding maps, bright blue cloth, 8vo, (bumped, chipped, scattered More ...

(Arctic Exploration)

(Arctic Exploration)

Lot:
119
Sold for:
$95$80

(Arctic Exploration), Lamont, James, Seasons with the Sea-horses; or, Sporting Adventures in the Northern Seas, London: Hurst and Blackett, 1861, three-quarter morocco, 8vo, (wear to morocco, edge More ...