• <b>19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy.</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Exodus 10:10 to 16:15. Complete Biblical scroll sheet in Hebrew, a Torah scroll panel. Middle East, ca. 10th or 11th century.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Copernicus Refuted. (Astronomy.). Scientific manuscript of a course of studies at Collège de la Trinité, Lyon. 1660s.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Israel’s War of Independence and the Early Days of the IDF. 58 photographs presented to Israel Ber, IDF officer and later convicted spy.
    <b>19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy.</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Early Unpublished Darwin letter on the races of man. Autograph Letter Signed [to Henry Denny]. Down, Kent, June 1, [1844].
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Classic Image of American Slavery. Kimball, M. H. <i>Emancipated Slaves</i>. New York: George Hanks, 1863.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> (Underground Railroad.) Scaggs, Isaac. Important Runaway Slave Poster: $500 Reward Ran away, or decoyed from the subscriber…
  • <b>Forum Auctions:<br>The Moon: Vintage NASA Photographs 1964-1972 (Online Only). Now through October 18</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Now thru Oct. 18:</b> "The world's first view of the Earth taken by a spacecraft from the vicinity of the Moon" (NASA), Lunar Orbiter 1, 23 August 1966. Est. £600 to £800
    <b>Forum Auctions, Now thru Oct. 18:</b> Anders (William). The first Earthrise seen by Man, Apollo 8, December 1968. Est. £1,500 to £2,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Now thru Oct. 18:</b> Armstrong (Neil). The first photograph taken by Armstrong after setting foot on the Moon, Apollo 11, July 1969. Est. £600 to £800
    <b>Forum Auctions:<br>The Moon: Vintage NASA Photographs 1964-1972 (Online Only). Now through October 18</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Now thru Oct. 18:</b> Aldrin (Buzz). Aldrin's bootprint in the pristine lunar dust, Apollo 11, July 1969. Est. £600 to £800
    <b>Forum Auctions, Now thru Oct. 18:</b> Armstrong (Neil). Buzz Aldrin with the LM and Armstrong reflected in his visor, Apollo 11, July 1969. Est. £1,000 to £1,500
    <b>Forum Auctions, Now thru Oct. 18:</b> Full Moon seen from the receding spacecraft, Apollo 13, April 1970. Est £300 to £500
    <b>Forum Auctions:<br>The Moon: Vintage NASA Photographs 1964-1972 (Online Only). Now through October 18</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Now thru Oct. 18:</b> Craters Copernicus and Reinhold, Apollo 12, November 1969. Est. £300 to £500
    <b>Forum Auctions, Now thru Oct. 18:</b> Conrad (Pete). The photographer reflected in Alan Bean's gold-plated sun visor, Apollo 12, November 1969. Est. £800 to £1,200
    <b>Forum Auctions, Now thru Oct. 18:</b> Scott (David). James Irwin and the Rover, Mount Hadley beyond, Apollo 15, August 1951. Est. £400 to £600
    <b>Forum Auctions:<br>The Moon: Vintage NASA Photographs 1964-1972 (Online Only). Now through October 18</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Now thru Oct. 18:</b> Duke (Charles). John Young's jumping salute in lunar gravity, Apollo 16, April 1972. Est. £600 to £800
    <b>Forum Auctions, Now thru Oct. 18:</b> Cernan (Eugene). Harrison Schmitt with the flag, the Earth overhead, Apollo 17, December 1972. Est. £800 to £1,200
    <b>Forum Auctions, Now thru Oct. 18:</b> Evans (Ronald). The last Earthrise over the Moon seen by man, Apollo 17, December 1972. Est. £800 to £1,200
  • <b>Results from Bonhams’ sale of <i>Fine Books & Manuscripts Featuring Exploration and Travel</i></b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Columbus. De Insulis nuper in mari Indico repertis. Basel, 1494. SOLD for $751,500
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Cook in Tahiti. [Playbill]. [Germany, c.1840.] SOLD for $6,250
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Aa, Pieter van der. Naaukeurige versameling der gedenk-waardigste zee en land-reysen. Leyden, 1706-8. SOLD for $35,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Dürer. Underweysung der messung [and two more]. Nuremberg, 1525-8. SOLD for $175,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Cortes, Hernan. A Pleito signed by Antonio de Mendoza in the case of Hernan Cortes. 1542. SOLD for $8750
    <b>Results from Bonhams’ <i>The Air and Space Sale</i></b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> Russian Kholod 5D67 HFL Rocket Engine. SOLD for $25,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> Neil Armstrong Apollo Era Training Glove. SOLD for $50,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> Full Scale Sputnik-1 EMC/EMI Lab Model. SOLD for $847,500
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> SOLRAD GREB Spy Satellite Engineering Dummy. SOLD for $10,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> Soviet LK-3 Lunar Lander Model. SOLD for $25,000
  • <b>Sotheby’s Paris: Books & Manuscripts. 30 October 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, Oct. 30:</b> MARCEL PROUST. Du côté de chez Swann. Grasset, 1913. First edition. One of 5 copies on Japan paper, inscribed by the author to Louis Brun. Est. €400,000 - 600,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, Oct. 30:</b> FRENCH REVOLUTION 1793. Déclaration des droits de l’Homme. 2,55 x 1,30m.A poster of the 1793 version, with hand-colored highlights. Unique copy. Est. €100,000 - 150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, Oct. 30:</b> GIAMBATTISTA PIRANESI. Vedute di Roma, 1748-1775. 107 etchings. An exceptional copy. printed and bound before 1780. Est. €50,000 - 80,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, Oct. 30:</b> SADE. Autograph annotations by Sade facing 12 erotic drawings for Juliette. Est. €40,000 – 60,000

Rare Book Monthly

Articles - November - 2014 Issue

Bookish Brooklyn with Heather O’Donnell

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Heather O’Donnell, owner of Honey & Wax Booksellers, is our guide to bookish Brooklyn.

A few years ago Heather O’Donnell of Honey & Wax Books left her job selling rare books on Madison Avenue to launch Honey & Wax Booksellers in Brooklyn. At that time she found “There was no established rare book scene in the borough – no galleries, no auctions, no fairs – but the active interest and investment in print culture, old and new, made Brooklyn seem like a promising place to develop new collectors.” And she asserts, “Over the past decade … 21st-century Brooklyn has emerged as a vital center – if not the center – of reading and writing in the New York City area.”

 

Historically, she noted, Brooklyn has long had its historic claims to literary greatness: Walt Whitman and Hart Crane, Betty Smith and Richard Wright, Thomas Wolfe and Henry Miller to name a few authors associated with Manhattan’s neighbor.

 

“There was already a wide (and expanding) range of ambitious secondhand dealers,” she wrote in a recent email, “from deep generalists like P.S. Bookshop and Book Thug Nation to more specialized open shops like Unnameable Books, Freebird Books & Goods, and Terrace Books.”

 

“Booksellers like Singularity & Co. and Molasses Books have been experimenting with new business models, publishing under their own imprints as well as selling,” she added.

 

For the past two years, the Brooklyn Holiday Book Fair at the Old Stone House in Park Slope has served as an annual one-day showcase for vintage, out-of-print, and secondhand booksellers in Brooklyn. This year’s event on Saturday, December 6 will be its third year.

 

This fall Marvin Getman launched the first large-scale rare book fair in Brooklyn, in Greenpoint’s new convention center: the Brooklyn Antiques and Book Fair, which drew dealers from across the eastern seaboard. There are plans to reprise the event in September of 2015.

 

“So,” she pointed out, “there is definitely momentum, in terms of creating an audience for rare books here.”

 

Other examples that the life of the mind is alive and well and living in Brooklyn include a literary pub crawl through Brooklyn Heights that covers the waterfront, celebrating the dive bars and neighborhood joints of the neighborhood’s legendary writers, held on Sundays this Fall.

 

The Brooklyn Book Festival is now the largest free literary event in the city, drawing tens of thousands to Borough Hall each September. Independent literary and critical journals like n+1, Cabinet, and Slice offer an alternative to mainstream quarterlies (As Malcolm Gladwell smugly remarked: “Intelligent thought is not dead in New York. It has simply moved to Brooklyn.").

 

Local small presses sign authors too offbeat or specialized for the big houses, often to surprising success: see Melville House’s iconic Art of the Novella series, Akashic’s blockbuster Go The F**k to Sleep, and Archipelago’s prescient translations of Karl Ove Knausgaard.

 

Booklyn Artists Alliance in Greenpoint and the Brooklyn Art Library in Williamsburg showcase the work of book artists, famous and anonymous. Fine presses like Strike Three Press and Ugly Duckling produce inventive limited editions, while quirky public reading rooms like Proteus Gowanus and Mellow Pages encourage casual browsing and conversation.

 

“Brooklyn,” she wrote, “is home to some of the city’s most ambitious independent bookstores, providing their neighborhoods with a constant stream of signings, readings, and events: DUMBO’s (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge) Power House Arena, Cobble Hill’s BookCourt, Park Slope’s Community Bookstore, Fort Greene’s Greenlight Bookstore, Williamsburg’s Spoonbill & Sugartown, Greenpoint’s WORD. Smaller shops, like Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop and Idlewild (dedicated to travel books), offer greater depth in their areas of expertise.

 

So while it may be true, as Thomas Wolfe famously said, “that only the dead know Brooklyn,” here’s a list provided by Heather and some links researched by AE to bring AE Monthly readers up to speed on one of America’s most thriving literary and bookish enclaves and encourage them to visit the area in person and via the internet.

 

Because Heather is our tour guide we take the liberty to list her first and include a few words about her distinguished background.

 

Honey & Wax Booksellers: www.honeyandwaxbooks.com

O’Donnell grew up in the library stacks and bookstore aisles of suburban Delaware. In 1989, she moved to New York City, where she studied English at Columbia, and held down a series of bookish jobs on the side: working the cash register at the Strand, shelving photo books in the Avery Library, sifting the slush pile at Grand Street.

 

While writing her doctoral dissertation in the Yale English department, she worked as a curatorial assistant at the Beinecke Library, where she developed an eye for rare books.

 

From 2001 to 2004, she joined the Princeton Society of Fellows, teaching in the English and American Studies programs, and then left academia to pursue the rare book trade full-time.

 

For seven years, she was a bookseller in the flagship New York gallery of Bauman Rare Books, dealing in a wide range of material, from incunabula to modern firsts, Shakespeare to Audubon to Churchill.

 

In the fall of 2011, she founded Honey & Wax Booksellers in Brooklyn. The firm has so far issued three striking catalogs, each one with the header: “Use BOOKS as BEES use FLOWERS. Reach her at heather@honeyandwaxbooks.com.

 

Here are numerous other links to the local scene. In some cases AE has taken a few words of description from their web pages.

 

Brooklyn Literary Pub Crawl: literarypubcrawl.com/brooklyn-literary-tour

Hosts a variety of literary tours including a Brooklyn Pub Crawl and a similar event in Greenwich Village

 

Brooklyn Book Festival: brooklynbookfestival.org

The Brooklyn Book Festival is the largest free literary event in New York City (area), presenting an array of national and international literary stars and emerging authors. One of America’s premier book festivals, this hip, smart diverse gathering attracts thousands of book lovers of all ages to enjoy authors and the festival’s lively literary marketplace. Dates for next year’s event in Sept. 2015 have yet to be announced.

 

n+1: nplusonemag.com

DUMBO based n+1 is a print and digital magazine of literature, culture, and politics published three times a year. It also posts new online-only work several times each week and publishes books expanding on the interests of the magazine.

 

Cabinet: cabinetmagazine.org

Although core activity of this non-profit organization is the production of Cabinet magazine, they also publish books and CDs, and organize exhibitions, readings, panels, workshops, screenings, and conferences. In late 2008, Cabinet opened its own event and exhibition space in Gowanus .

 

Slice: slicemagazine.org

Slice, a Brooklyn-based nonprofit print magazine, was launched in 2007 and has since garnered rave reviews from some of today’s leading authors, editors, and agents. Slice aims to bridge the gap between emerging and established authors by offering a space where both are published side-by-side. In each issue, a specific cultural theme becomes the catalyst for articles and interviews from renowned writers and lesser known voices alike. “We simply look for works by writers who promise to become tomorrow’s literary legends.”

 

Melville House: mhpbooks.com

Independent publisher with offices in Brooklyn and London. Melville House's founder, Dennis Johnson, was one of the earliest and most influential critics of Amazon's transformation of the book trade.

 

Akashic Books: akashicbooks.com

Wants you to know that “You Have to F**king Eat” a sequel to its best seller “You Have to F**king Sleep” is coming Nov. 12. Akashic bills itself as “the home of reverse gentrification of the literary world.”

 

Archipelago Books: archipelagobooks.org

A non-profit press devoted to contemporary and classic international literature celebrating its tenth anniversary

 

Booklyn Artists Alliance: booklyn.org

Founded in 1999, Booklyn is an artist-run, non-profit, consensus-governed, artist and bookmakers' organization headquartered in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

 

Brooklyn Art Library: sketchbookproject.com

This is the home of The Sketchbook Project collection in its physical form. Their walls are lined with shelves that hold the tens of thousands of sketchbooks created by members of the public currently in the collection. The Williamsburg library serves as a reading room. Its storefront encourages interaction between artists and their audience, and introduces members' work to new viewers. Brooklyn Art Library also hosts readings, artist presentations, and welcomes group visits.

 

Strike Three Press: strikethreepress.com

Strike Three Press is committed to the quality and craft of bookbinding. They produce limited edition hand bound books mostly letterpress printed. Their latest book is Brooklyn’s Rescued Bestiary written by Virginia Cahill with engravings by David G. Klein.

 

Ugly Duckling: uglyducklingpresse.org

Ugly Duckling Presse is a nonprofit publisher for poetry, translation, experimental nonfiction, performance texts, and books by artists. UDP was transformed from a 1990s ‘zine into a Brooklyn-based small press by a volunteer editorial collective. It has published more than 200 titles to date. UDP favors emerging, international, and “forgotten” writers, and its books, chapbooks, artist’s books, broadsides, and periodicals often contain handmade elements. Their Gowanus office and letterpress workshop is located in The Old American Can Factory and is open to the public by appointment.

 

Proteus Gowanus: proteusgowanus.org

Founded in 2005 Proteus Gowanus is an interdisciplinary gallery and reading room located centrally among several vibrant Brooklyn communities. It features exhibits of art, artifacts and books organized around a yearlong theme. They are exhibited in The Proteus Room, their central gallery space

 

Mellow Pages: mellowpageslibrary.com

Mellow Pages is an independently-run library & reading room located in Bushwick focused on providing limited-print fiction, poetry, philosophy and graphic novels to the local community. With a collection of over 4,000 titles, Mellow Pages is an important source for small and independently-pressed books, including ‘zines and chapbooks. Though the reading room and space are free and open to the public seven days a week, membership is required to check out books. This can be done for free by loaning books of your own to the collection, or by donating $20 for a year.

 

powerHouse Arena: powerhousearena.com

The Arena is a gallery, boutique, book store, performance, and events space located at 37 Main Street, in DUMBO. With soaring 24 foot ceilings on the 5,000 square foot ground The ARENA showcases a series of landmark exhibitions, performances, and controlled mayhem fusing the worlds of art, photography, design, fashion, pop culture and much more.

 

BookCourt: bookcourt.com

Established as an independent neighborhood bookstore in the Fall of 1981, BookCourt is a Brooklyn family-run, literary mainstay, offering an expansive inventory, the most competitive book discounts in NYC, and one of the top events series in the country. The Village Voice named it one of the best bookstores of 2012.

 

Community Bookstore: communitybookstore.net

This independent neighborhood bookstore is located in the Park Slope neighborhood. Founded in 1971, it is the oldest independent bookstore in Brooklyn.

 

Greenlight Bookstore: greenlightbookstore.com

Opened in 2009, Greenlight was named one of the best family bookstores of 2012 by TimeOut New York Magazine. It’s stocked with a selection that goes well beyond best-sellers. The store hosts reading events for both adults and children, often with local writers.

 

Spoonbill & Sugartown: spoonbillbooks.com

According to their website this firm specializes in Used, Rare, and New Books on Contemporary Art, Architecture, and various Design fields, with an emphasis on Imported or hard-to-find titles. Located in Williamsburg it’s been in business since 1999.

 

WORD: wordbookstores.com

Neighborhood independent bookstores in Greenpoint, Brooklyn and Jersey City.

 

Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop: berlspoetry.com

Berl’s bills itself as the only all poetry bookstore in the area. They specialize in indie press chapbooks and books.

 

Idlewild: idlewildbooks.com

Idlewild is a travel specialist with locations in Cobble Hill and Manhattan. The New York Times gives it high marks for travel texts, guidebooks, maps and phrasebooks grouped with literary fiction, memorairs, and novel.”

 

P.S. Bookshop: psbnyc.com

Part of DUMBO since 2006 it asserts “a used bookstore’s very charm is its leaning toward the past.”

 

Book Thug Nation: bookthugnation.com

This Williamburg emporium boasts quality used books at low prices. Its focus is Literary Fiction, Film and Philosophy, as well as Sci-Fi, Mystery/Noir, Poetry, Drama, History, Erotica, Foreign Language, Graphic Novels, Art, Martial Arts, and Children’s books too.

 

Unnameable Books: unnameablebooks.blogspot.com

Unnameable Books is located in the heart of Prospect Heights where they buy and sell new and used books. They are known for their deep literature and philospohy sections as well as their reading series.

 

Freebird Books & Goods: freebirdbooks.com

On the Brooklyn Waterfront since 2004 Freebird is a general used bookstore specializing in New York history and culture.

 

Terrace Books: terracebooks.com

A community bookstore located in Windsor Terrace.

 

Singularity & Co.: singularityshop.com

DUMBO based Singularity features vintage sci-fi, fantasy and pulp, hard copy and e-books, also gifts and the like. They revive lost and forgotten sct-fi and fantasy titles as e-books.

 

Molasses Books: facebook.com/molassesbooks

Opened in 2012 Molasses books is billed as Bushwick’s first bookstore and also hosts a variety of bookish events. Along with being the only bookstore in Brooklyn where you can trade secondhand books for a drink at the bar, Molasses is expanding into publishing.

 

Brooklyn Antiques and Book Fair: brooklynantiquesandbookfair.com

1st event just held in September, planning now underway for 2015.

 

Notwithstanding Thomas Wolfe’s much quoted lines: "Map or no map," I says, "yuh ain't gonna get to know Brooklyn wit no map.” The Brooklyn public library has aliterary map of Brooklyn. www.bklynlibrary.org/map/literary/

 

Click on the pushpin and get a verse or snippet of written tribute to some aspect of Brooklyn. While you’re checking out the map take a look at other portions of the web site of the Brooklyn Public Library

 

Incidentally, they’re looking for a communications coordinator, and it sounds like a fascinating paid position. www.bklynlibrary.org/jobs-business/jobs/communications-coordinato

Applicants send inquiry with qualifications to job2173@bklynlibrary.org.

 

Another map showing many of the local Brooklyn neighborhoods and a best book associated with that particular area is at map of best Brooklyn book for each neighborhood

www.bkmag.com/2014/09/29/a-brooklyn-literary-map-the-best-book-for-each-brooklyn-neighborhood/

 

And just to make sure you don’t lack for Brooklyn themed reading materials Conde Nast lists 10 essential Brooklyn books.

www.cntraveler.com/stories/2012-02-07/brooklyn-by-the-book

 

Rare Book Monthly

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14: 19th & 20th Century Literature</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b><br><i>The Centenary Edition of the Works of Ian Fleming</i>, one of 26 lettered sets, 18 volumes, London, 2008. $25,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> William Faulkner, <i>The Marble Faun</i>, first edition, signed & inscribed to Dorothy Wilcox by Faulkner & Phil Stone, Boston, 1924. $18,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Maurice Sendak, <i>Where the Wild Things Are</i>, first edition, signed & inscribed to William Archibald, New York, 1963. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14: 19th & 20th Century Literature</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Anne Frank, <i>Het Achterhuis</i>, first edition, in first state jacket, Amsterdam, 1947. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Roald Dahl, <i>Charlie and the Chocolate Factory</i>, first edition, signed, New York, 1964. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b><br>Ray Bradbury, <i>Fahrenheit 451</i>, first limited edition bound in Johns-Manville Quinterra, New York, 1953. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14: 19th & 20th Century Literature</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Benjamin Graham, <i>The Intelligent Investor</i>, first edition, in original dust jacket, New York, 1949. $4,500 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Anna Sewell, <i>Black Beauty</i>, first edition, inscribed, London, 1877. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Arthur Conan Doyle, <i>A Study in Scarlet</i>, first American edition, Philadelphia, 1890. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14: 19th & 20th Century Literature</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> James Fenimore Cooper, <i>The Last of the Mohicans</i>, first edition, two volumes, Philadelphia, 1826. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Amelia Earhart, <i>20 hrs. 40 mins. Our Flight in Friendship</i>, limited first edition, signed, New York, 1928. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Philip K. Dick, <i>World of Chance</i>, first edition, signed, London, 1956. $3,000 to $4,000.
  • <b>Announcing a new Books for Sale platform hosted by Biblio!</b>
    <b>List your books simultaneously on Rare Book Hub and Biblio!</b>
  • <b>Sotheby’s London: Fine Autograph Letters and Manuscripts from a Distinguished Private Collection. Part I: Music. 26 October 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s London Oct 26:</b> Beethoven, Ludwig van. Autograph Manuscript of the Canon "Ewig Dein" Woo 161, signed at the end ("...[Ewig] Dein...Freund Ludwig Van Beethowen"). Est. £120,000 to £150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London Oct 26:</b> Brahms, Johannes. Autograph Manuscript of the "Geistliches Wiegenlied", Op.91 No.2, for Contralto, Viola And Piano, the original version of 1864, signed and inscribed at the end by the composer. Est. £200,000 to £250,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London Oct 26:</b> Chopin, Frédéric. Autograph Manuscript of the Opening of the Étude Op.25 No.2, in A-Flat Major, signed and dated ("Paris Ce 28 Avril F. Chopin"). Est. £100,000 to £150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London: Fine Autograph Letters and Manuscripts from a Distinguished Private Collection. Part I: Music. 26 October 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s London Oct 26:</b> Haydn, Joseph. Autograph Letter Signed ("Jos Haydn[Paraph]"), to the Baden Choirmaster Anton Stoll, 30 July 1802. Est. £20,000 to £30,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London Oct 26:</b> Verdi, Giuseppe. Autograph Working Manuscript of a scene from Ernani. Est. £100,000 to £150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London Oct 26:</b> Verdi, Giuseppe. Highly Important Series of Thirty-Six Autograph Letters Signed to The Librettist Salvadore Cammarano, written between 1844 And 1851, the greater part unpublished and unrecorded. Est. £250,000 to £300,000
  • <b>Sotheby’s New York: The Magnificent Botanical Library of D. F. Allen. October 26, 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Oct. 26:</b> Redouté, Pierre Joseph, and Claude Antoine Thory. <i>Les Roses</I>. Paris: Firmin Didot, 1817–1824. Est. $225,000 to $325,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Oct. 26:</b> Trew, Jakob Christoph. <i>Hortus Nitidissimis Omnen Per Annum Superbiens Floribus</i>… Nuremberg: Johann Joseph Fleischmann, 1750 [–1786]. Est. $200,000 to $300,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Oct. 26:</b> Trew, Christoph Jakob, and Benedict Christian Vogel. <i>Plantæ Selectæ</i>…[Nuremberg:] 1750–1773; Supplement, [Augsburg:] 1790 [–1792]. Est. $200,000 to $300,000
    <b>Sotheby’s New York: The Magnificent Botanical Library of D. F. Allen. October 26, 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Oct. 26:</b> Jacquin, Nikolaus Joseph von. <i>Plantarum Rariorum Horti Caesarei Schönbrunnensis Descriptiones Et Icones.</i>Vienna; London; Leiden, 1797–1804. Est. $180,000 to $250,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Oct. 26:</b> Weinmann, Johann Wilhelm. <i>Phytanthoza Iconographia; Sive Conspectus Aliquot Millium, Tam Indigenarum Quam Exoticarum</i>… Regensburg, 1735–1737–1745. Est. $120,000 to $180,000

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