Auctions | May 7, 2015

Results from Freeman’s April 23 Books, Maps & Manuscripts including Photographs

Freeman's 23 April auction Books, Maps & Manuscripts including Photographs presented clients with a wide range of works on paper, including treasured first editions, presidential ephemera, early vistas of the American West and notable autograph materials.  The sale featured an assortment of important works of early travel literature; early color plate books; ballet handbills; prints; photographs; autographs; and other ephemera from the private collection of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Clifford.  Highlights of the Photography portion of the 574 lot sale were two rare salted paper prints by 19th century photographer Charles Leander Weed, and a portfolio of seventy prints that established an auction result for influential, but little-known photographer Hazel Kingsbury Strand.

Top Lots from the 23 April 2015 Auction Books, Maps & Manuscripts including Photographs

  • Alexander Benois, Color Gouache Ballet Set Design for Le Pavillion d'Armide, [1909], Sold for $23,400 (pictured)
  • James Joyce, Ulysses. Paris: Shakespeare & Co., 1922., 1st ed. #400/750, Sold for $21,250
  • Pablo Picasso, Le Tricorne: Trente-deux reproductions des maquettes en couleurs. Paris: Paul Rosenberg, 1920, Sold for $15,000
  • Jean Baptiste Audebert; Louis Jean Pierre Vieillot, Oiseaux dores ou a reflets metalliques. Paris, An XI [1802], Sold for $12,500
  • Hazel Kingsbury (American 20th Century) Seventy Prints, "France - 1945," Sold for Sold for $8,450 (pictured)
  • Pablo Picasso, 40 Dessins de Picasso en marge du Buffon. Paris: Jonquierer & Berggruen, 1957, Sold for $7,500
  • William Hillman, Mr President: The First Publication from the Personal Diaries, Private Letters, Papers and Revealing Interviews of Harry S. Truman. New York: Farrar, Strauss & Young, (1952), Sold for $7,500
  • Charles Leander Weed (American 1824-1903) "Kennebec, Wildcat, Willow and Hoosier Bars, Middle Fork, American River," Ca. 1858, Sold for $6,250

We have already begun work for the fall, including the 10th anniversary of The Pennsylvania Sale. Consignments are welcome, and we invite you to contact us for more information about selling your works on paper with us.