Auction Results

Fine Books & Manuscripts, Including Americana

| | New York

SALE TOTAL

2,958,509 USD
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Sale Number: N09157 Lots : 174

Overview

RESULTS

Our 3 June auction of books brought an impressive $2.9 million. Strong competition led a working manuscript of The Stamp Act from the 1700's which sold for multiple times the high estimate for $755,000. Also performing well was James Chadwick's 1935 Nobel Prize Medal which sold for $329,000 and collection of related materials and 24 autographed letters from Albert Camus to his lover, Patricia Blake, that sold above estimate for $317,000.

OVERVIEW

Our June Fine Books and Manuscripts including Americana features unique lots including a remarkable cache of 56 manuscript documents signed by George Washington as president and director of the Potomac Company ($250,000-$350,000), James Chadwick’s Nobel Prize medal for his discovery of the neutron, an archive of Camus letters, a nearly complete collection of the Black Sun Press and the only known illustrated Francis Bacon letter.

Contact Information

Richard Austin
Senior Vice President
Head of Department
Books & Manuscripts
+1 212 606 7385
richard.austin@sothebys.com
Selby Kiffer
Senior Vice President
International Senior Books Specialist
Books & Manuscripts
Special Projects
+1 212 606 7385
selby.kiffer@sothebys.com
Justin Caldwell
Vice President
Senior Specialist
Books & Manuscripts
+1 212 606 7385
justin.caldwell@sothebys.com
Adrien Legendre
Assistant Vice President
Specialist
Books & Manuscripts
+1 212 606 7385
adrien.legendre@sothebys.com