Lots 51-75

The Daguerreian Society 2020 Symposium Benefit Auction

The Daguerreian Society's annual benefit auction was held on line November 14th, at 6pm Eastern time. All bidding was absentee or on-line through LiveAuctioneers or Cowan's Auctions.

The 2020 Benefit Auction on LiveAuctioneers. The buyer's premium on LiveAuctioneers was 23% (includes 5% charged by LiveAuctioneers).

The 2020 Benefit Auction on Cowan's. The buyer's premium on Cowan's was 18% (Cowan's did not charge an incremental buyer's premium).

Full auction terms may be found here.

Thanks to all who participated!


AUCTION LOTS

[Lots 1-25]  [Lots 26-50]  [Lots 51-75]  [Lots 76-100]  [Lots 101-107]


Lot 51: THE CANADIAN HANDBOOK AND TOURIST GUIDE, 1857

   

The Canadian Handbook and Tourist Guide, 1867 first edition, by Henry Beaumont Small. A fully illustrated 200 page book giving a description of Canadian lake and river scenery and places of historical interest.

(Excellent condition.)

This book needs careful packing, so special packing fees apply. See the shipping terms for details.

NO RESERVE
ESTIMATE: $200 - $400

Sold for $175 plus premium

       


Lot 52: HISTORY AND DESCRIPTION OF THE DAGUERREOTYPE, 1839

Historique et Description des Procedes Daguerréotype et du Diorama, par Daguerre. History and description of the daguerreotype and diorama by Daguerre from 1839. Published in Paris by Alphonse Giroux.

Housed in a contemporary binder constructed specifically for the volume.

(Very good condition.)

This book needs careful packing, so special packing fees apply. See the shipping terms for details.

NO RESERVE
ESTIMATE: $1500 - $3000

Sold for $1500 plus premium

    


Lot 53: PHOTOGRAPHS OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN, SIGNED BY MESERVE

Rare first edition copy of The Photographs of Abraham Lincoln, signed by the author Frederick Hill Meserve in 1944. Published in 1944. Co Written by Carl Sandburg and Frederick Meserve with about 70 illustrations of Lincoln.

(Excellent condition.)

NO RESERVE
ESTIMATE: $75 - $150

Sold for $175 plus premium

 


Lot 54: PHOTO ALBUM FILLED WITH CDVS OF GERMAN ROYALTY

Photo Album filled with original CDVs of German Royalty. 25 pages or 50 images.

This album initially was erroneously described here as Russian royalty whereas it is German royalty. We apologize for any inconvenience

Empress Eugenie, Prince Napoleon, Emperor "Max", Frederick William III, Queen Elizabeth, Prussian Family, King of Prussia, Queen of Prussia, Princess Victoria of Prussia, Prince Fred Wm of Prussia, Prince Fred Carl of Prussia, Princess Maria Anna, Duke William of Micklenburg, Duchess of Mecklenburg, General Wrangel, Bismarck, George of Hanover, Queen Marie of Hanover, King John of Saxony, Queen Amalie of Saxony, King Charles of Württemberg, Queen Olga of Württemberg, Grand Duchess Louise of Baden, Grand Duke Frederick of Baden, and many more Russian aristocrats.

The album has a carved wooden cover.

(Most CDVs are in excellent condition with great tones. The binding weakness with carved cover in overall very good condition.)

This small album needs careful packing, so special packing fees apply. See the shipping terms for details.

NO RESERVE
ESTIMATE: $1000 - $2000

Sold for $500 plus premium

 

   


Lot 55: MATHEW BRADY'S CIVIL WAR PHOTOS ON MICROFILM

Two reels of microfilm of Mathew Brady Civil War images in the holdings of The Library of Congress, Nos 1-684 and 685-1047 published about 1961.

(Excellent condition.)

This is a multi-item lot, so special packing fees apply. See the shipping terms for details.

NO RESERVE
ESTIMATE: $40 - $60

Sold for $225 plus premium

 


Lot 56: TENERIFFE AND ASTRONOMER'S EXPERIMENT, 1858

   

Teneriffe and Astronomer's Experiment or Specialities of a residence above the clouds by C. Piazzi Snyth, 1858. 451 pages, 20 leaves of plates, 21 pages of advertisements.

This is the first book to be illustrated with stereoscope views.

(Excellent condition.)

This book needs careful packing, so special packing fees apply. See the shipping terms for details.

NO RESERVE
ESTIMATE: $500 - $700

Sold for $500 plus premium

         


Lot 57: MANUAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY, ROBERT HUNT, 1854

   

Manual of Photography, Robert Hunt, 4th Edition 1854. Encyclopaedia Metropolitana or System of universal Knowledge on a Methodical Plan. 321 pages with lots of illustrations.

(The binding is loose and fragile, contents in excellent condition.)

This book needs careful packing, so special packing fees apply. See the shipping terms for details.

NO RESERVE
ESTIMATE: $400 - $600

Sold for $200 plus premium

         


Lot 58: OCT & NOV 1839 JOURNALS OF THE FRANKLIN INSTITUTE

Vol 28 No. 4 October 1839 includes John F. Frazer's, ‘Physical Science. Practical Description of the Daguerreotype’. This was an American translation of Daguerre's manual, with three illustrations.Vol 28. No. 5 November 1839 includes Daguerre and Blickensderfer's "Practical description of the process called the Daguerreotype, which consists in the spontaneous reproduction of the images of natural objects, in the Camera Obscura, not with their colours, but with great delicacy in the gradation of the tints."

(Bindings tight with significant wear to page edges but contents relatively clean No. 4 significant staining on covers.)

These books need careful packing, so special packing fees apply. See the shipping terms for details.

NO RESERVE
ESTIMATE: $300 - $500

Sold for $250 plus premium

          


Lot 59: APPROXIMATELY 500 CARTE DE VISITE PHOTOGRAPHS

A large lot of approximately 500 CDVs. Lots of back marks. The are from all around the world. Lots of well known photographers in the group.

(Varying condition.)

This is a box lot, so special packing fees apply. See the shipping terms for details.

NO RESERVE
ESTIMATE: $200 - $400

Sold for $650 plus premium

    


Lot 60: 17 HALF & FULL PLATE TINTYPES MOSTLY HAND PAINTED

Most of these 17 tintypes are full plates.

(Varying condition.)

This is a box lot, so special packing fees apply. See the shipping terms for details.

NO RESERVE
ESTIMATE: $200 - $400

Sold for $275 plus premium

    


Lot 62: 16 HALF & FULL PLATE TINTYPES MOSTLY HAND PAINTED

All but 2 are full plates.

(Varying condition.)

This is a box lot, so special packing fees apply. See the shipping terms for details.

NO RESERVE
ESTIMATE: $200 - $400

Sold for $100 plus premium

      


Lot 64: 5 NEW YORK ANTHONY STEREOVIEWS

 

Great early views of New York City.

(Great tones.)

This is a multi-item lot, so special packing fees apply. See the shipping terms for details.

NO RESERVE
ESTIMATE: $100 - $200

Sold for $50 plus premium

     


Lot 65: 6 TISSUE STEREOVIEWS, MOST OF SAILBOATS

 

Some great rare tissue views.

(Varying condition.)

This is a multi-item lot, so special packing fees apply. See the shipping terms for details.

NO RESERVE
ESTIMATE: $100 - $200

Sold for $50 plus premium

 


Lot 66: 8 EARLY STEREOVIEWS OF WORCHESTER, MASSACHUSETTS

 

8 early views of Worchester photographed and published by H P Moore, Concord, New Hampshire.

(Good condition.)

This is a multi-item lot, so special packing fees apply. See the shipping terms for details.

NO RESERVE
ESTIMATE: $100 - $200

Sold for $60 plus premium

     


Lot 67: LARGE GROUP OF CABINET CARDS OF KIDS IN POSES

About 30 different cabinet cards.

(Good condition.)

This is a box lot, so special packing fees apply. See the shipping terms for details.

NO RESERVE
ESTIMATE: $100 - 200

Sold for $200 plus premium

        


Lot 68: LARGE GROUP OF CARTE DE VISITES

CDVs of many of famous people and interesting subjects, a few cabinet cards. About 80 CDVs and 10 Cabinet cards.

(Good condition.)

This is a box lot, so special packing fees apply. See the shipping terms for details.

NO RESERVE
ESTIMATE: $100 - 200

Sold for $400 plus premium

     

Lot 69: LARGE GROUP OF CARTE DE VISITES ALL OUTDOORS

CDVs of mostly Eurpean Scenes Over 200 CDVs of Italy, Norway, Denmark, Lancaster, England and elsewhere.

(Good condition.)

This is a box lot, so special packing fees apply. See the shipping terms for details.

NO RESERVE
ESTIMATE: $100 - 200

Sold for $250 plus premium

    


Lot 70: LARGE GROUP OF CARTE DE VISITES FAMOUS PEOPLE

CDVs mostly of famous people, About 120 CDVs and 10 cabinet cards.

(Good condition.)

This is a box lot, so special packing fees apply. See the shipping terms for details.

NO RESERVE
ESTIMATE: $100 - 200

Sold for $400 plus premium

     


Lot 71: EARLY 1890S PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM OF NORWAY

A great album with lots of images with photographer's notations including where they were taken. A number of the photos are by Axel Theodor Lindahl.

(Good worn binding. Great tones.)

This is an album, so special packing fees apply. See the shipping terms for details.

NO RESERVE

ESTIMATE: $200 - 400

Sold for $1400 plus premium

        


Lot 72: EARLY 4" x 5" BOSTON CAMERA HAWKEYE DETECTIVE CAMERA

We believe this is an early 4" X 5" Boston Camera Hawkeye Detective camera ca 1888-90, with holders.

(Fair to good condition.)

This is a large item, so special packing fees apply. See the shipping terms for details.

NO RESERVE
ESTIMATE: $175 - $225

Sold for $80 plus premium

   


Lot 73: MODEL "B" 3½" x 4" format Ordinary Kodak

Model "B" 3 1/2 X 4" format Ordinary Kodak ca 1891-95.

(Good condition.)

This is a large item, so special packing fees apply. See the shipping terms for details.

NO RESERVE
ESTIMATE: $600 - $750

Sold for $300 plus premium

     


Lot 74: SIMON WING "NEW GEM" MULTIPLYING CAMERA ca. 1887

Simon Wing "New Gem" Multiplying camera ca 1887 which made multiple exposures on a 5" X 7" dry plate. Camera and viewfinder in excellent condition. Later lens with shutter.

(Beautiful woodwork with smoothly operating tambour front. Later lens with shutter.)

This is a large item, so special packing fees apply. See the shipping terms for details.

NO RESERVE
ESTIMATE: $1000 - $1250

Sold for $900 plus premium

      


Lot 75: POLYORAMA PANOPTIQUE OPTICAL TOY WITH VIEWS

Polyorama Panoptique optical toy for viewing printed and painted cards, ca. 1888-90. Includes 11 hand colored "hold-to-light" lithographed scenes.

(Viewer fair condition, some views very good, some with some tears or other damage.)

This is a large, bulky item, so special packing fees apply. See the shipping terms for details.

NO RESERVE
ESTIMATE: $600 - $800

Sold for $700 plus premium

   

   

  

 


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