• <b>Sotheby’s New York: Fine Books & Manuscripts. December 11, 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec. 11:</b> Wright, Frank Lloyd. An important collection of early letters from Wright to members of his family. 1909–1926. $60,000 to $80,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec. 11:</b> Rand, Ayn. Ayn Rand's important first speech delivered at the Ford Hall Forum. $60,000 to $80,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec. 11:</b> Tolkien, J.R.R. <i>The Hobbit or There and Back Again</i>. London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1937. $50,000 to $70,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec. 11:</b> [Flemish Flower Manuscript]. Lille, Spanish Netherlands: 1630. $50,000 to $60,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec. 11:</b> García Márquez, Gabriel. Two drafts of an early short story, "Rosas Artificiales.” $40,000 to $60,000
    <b>Sotheby’s New York: History of Science and Technology. December 12, 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec. 12:</b> Enigma M4. A Fully Operational Four-Rotor ("M4") Kriegsmarine Enigma Cipher Machine, 1944. $350,000 To $500,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec. 12:</b> The "Polio" Nobel Prize. The 1954 Nobel Prize Medal for Physiology or Medicine Awarded to Frederick C. Robbins. $200,000 to $300,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec. 12:</b> ENIGMA I. A Fully Operational Early Three-Rotor Enigma I Cipher Machine. Berlin, Heimsoeth Und Rinke, Early 1930s. $120,000 to $180,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec. 12:</b> Bonestell, Chesley. "Saturn, Viewed From Titan, One of Its Satellites." A Mid 1950's Study for the 360° Titan Panorama. 1 ½ x 20’. $100,000 to $150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec. 12:</b> Descartes, René. <i>Discours de la Méthode pour Bien Conduire Sa Raison, & Chercher la Verité dans les Sciences... 1637. $80,000 to $120,000
  • <b>Christie’s Online, Dec. 5 – Dec. 12:</b> <i>John the Baptist</i>. initial 'H' cut from a choirbook [Lombardy or Siena, c. 1470s]. US$6,000–9,000
    <b>Christie’s Online, Dec. 5 – Dec. 12:</b> <i>Maharaja Ranjit Singh (1780–1839) seated on a terrace with Sikh noblemen</i>. [Punjab, North India, circa 1830-40]. Estimate: US$10,000–15,000
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:<br>Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>John Norman, <i>The American Pilot</i>, complete copy with 11 folding charts, Boston, 1810. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>John Smith, <i>New England</i>, London, 1616. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>Plancius Petrus, <i>Orbis Terrarum Typus de Integro Multis in Locis Emendatus</i>, Amsterdam, 1594. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:<br>Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>Martin Waldseemüller, <i>Tabula Terre Nove</i>, woodcut, Strasbourg, 1513. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>Forlani & Zaltieri, <i>Il Disegno del Discoperto della Noua Franza</i>, Venice, 1566. $30,000 to $50,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>Richard Hakluyt, <i>Novus Orbis</i>, first appearance of "Virginia" on a printed map, Paris, 1587. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:<br>Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>Pieter van den Keere, <i>Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica</i>, Amsterdam, 1608. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>Abraham Ortelius, <i>Theatrum Orbis Terrarum</i>, Antwerp, 1584. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>George B. Goode & Samuel A. Kilbourne, <i>Game Fishes of the United States</i>, New York, 1879. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:<br>Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>William Faden, <i>The Province of New Jersey</i>, London, 1777. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>James Gillray, <i>The Plumb-Pudding in Danger</i>, hand-colored etching, London, 1805. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>Pierre Belon, <i>L'Histoire de la Nature des Oyseaux</i>, with woodcut illustrations, Paris, 1555. $8,000 to $12,000.
  • <b>Les Collections Aristophil:<br>December 20, 2017</b>
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> SAINT-EXUPERY, ANTOINE DE. Kodachrome Film (16mm) showing Antoine de Saint-Exupery and Consuelo on a boat, 1942. JOINED: Guestbook for the Boat, signed, with a drawing of the Little Prince. 15 000 to 20 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> CANDEE, HELEN CHURCHILL. Autograph manuscript. TITANIC, 40 leaves. Original account of the most famous shipwreck, by a survivor of the ordeal. 300 000 to 400 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> TITANIC. Collection of 7 documents relating to the shipwreck of the Titanic (14 April 1912). 20 000 to<br>30 000 €
    <b>Les Collections Aristophil:<br>December 20, 2017</b>
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> DUPLEIX DE CADIGNAN, JEANBAPTISTE. Signed autograph manuscript. Thirty years of memoirs related to military services and important information on the American War of Independence.<br>40 000 to 50 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> CURTIUS. Faiz et Conquestes d'Alexandre [Histoire d'Alexandre le Grand]. In French, illuminated manuscript on paper and parchment, 16 large miniatures. 300 000 to<br>500 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> NELSON, HORATIO. Signed autograph letter, ‘Nelson & Bronte,” aboard the Amazon, 14 October 1801, addressed to Sir William Hamilton. 4 000 to 5 000 €
    <b>Les Collections Aristophil:<br>December 20, 2017</b>
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> GIROLAMO FRANCESCO MARIA MAZZUOLI DIT LE PARMESAN. Le couple amoureux. Pen and brown ink. 80 000 to 120 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> SADE, DONATIEN-ALPHONSE-FRANÇOIS, MARQUIS DE. Autograph manuscript. The 120 Days of Sodom, or the School of Libertinage, 1785.<br>4 000 000 to 6 000 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> MIRÓ, JOAN. Signed autograph correspondence to Thomas and Diane Bouchard (1949-1976). 50 000 to 60 000 €
    <b>Les Collections Aristophil:<br>December 20, 2017</b>
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> BALZAC, HONORÉ DE. Signed autograph manuscript, Ursule Mirouët, [1841]. One of only two manuscripts of novels by Balzac in private hands. 800 000 to<br>1 200 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> LENOIR, ALEXANDRE. Essai sur l'histoire des arts en Egypte pouvant servir d'appendice au grand ouvrage de la Commission. autograph manuscript with numerous additions and corrections. 40 000 to 50 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> SCHRÖDINGER, ERWIN. Autograph manuscript [Spring 1946, sent to Albert Einstein]. 1 500 to 2 000 €

Rare Book Monthly

Articles - December - 2016 Issue

Fonsie Mealy: a compelling Sale on December 13th

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Highlight lots from Fonsie Mealy's December sale

Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers of Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland is set to conduct a major sale in the rare books, manuscripts, and works of art categories on December 13th in Dublin, Ireland.  Those lucky enough to attend will have 800 lots to examine but many, probably most bids will arrive online in real time.  It’s simply the way auctions occur in 2016.  The sale is being held at Gresham Hotel, O’Connell St., Dublin 1.

 

The material is a broad selection of Irish, English, European and American collecting interests but what distinguishes it are three things, rarity, condition and the price estimates that are sufficiently low to entice bidding.  The art of staging auctions is an important aspect of the trade and this sale artfully combines the threads that, when well woven, tend to bring brisk sales.

 

Here are 15 items that typify the selection that comes up on December 13th:

 

Lot 69. With 50 Hand-Coloured Plates Alexander (Wm.) Picturesque Representations of The Dress and Manners of the Chinese, sm. folio L. 1814. 50 hd. cold. plts. (include frontis,) a.e.g., cont straight grained mor., gilt spine. (1)

 

Est. 600-800 Euro

 

Lot 255. With 335 Hand-Coloured Plates Lewin (W.) The Birds of Great Britain, 8 vols in 4, L.P. 4to L. 1795 - 1801 Second Edn., hd. cold. engd. frontis & 334 hand coloured plates (some mis-numbering) & include. doubles, titles in English & French, cont. diced calf. (4)

Est. 1,500 – 2,000 Euro

 

Lot 264.  18th Century Manuscript relating to Massachusetts Bay American interest:  a small octavo notebook. 

 

A small octavo notebook containing a summary of the proceedings of the Council of Massachusetts Bay and its negotiations with the British Parliament on the colonist's rights and privileges. This is evidently the second volume of a series, as the pages are numbered 85 -155, but written on left hand side only, and covers the years 1691 to 1728. A significant contribution to the documentation of relations between Britain and her American colonies in this period. In a contemporary full red mor. binding, with attractive gilt tooled borders, & spine, c. 1750.

 

Est. 350-500 Euro

 

Lot 376.  Signed Manuscript Poem [Heaney (Seamus) 1939-2013, Nobel Laureate 1995]

 

A signed holograph manuscript copy of his Poem 'The Wishing Chair', one page, 12 lines in his usual black ink, with a good signature, dated 20 December 1989. 'When you sat, far-eyed and cold, in the basalt throne Of "the wishing chair" at the Giant's Casueway. The small of your back made sense of the firmament...' The poem is from his Squarings sequence.

 

1,000-1,500 Euro

 

Lot 379.  Unique Collection Ballads by Brendan Behan (Brendan) in the early 1950’s

 

Unique Collection Ballads by Brendan Behan (Brendan) In the early 1950's, Brendan Behan was invited by Micheál Ó hAodha of Radio Eireann to contribute songs and scripts for the popular radio series The Ballad Maker's Saturday Night. At the time Behan was renowned in the pubs of Dublin for his seemingly inexhaustible repertoire of street-ballads and republican songs which he had learned in prison or from his mother Kathleen and his uncle Peadar Kearney, who wrote The Soldier's Song.

 

Est. 3,000-4,000 Euro

 

Lot 462.  In Fine 18th Century Irish Binding Estate Atlas:  Neville (Arthur Richard)

Coghill Bart, in Yorkshire, Kilkenny, Cavan, Meath and Dublin, 1791, Oblong folio (approx. 10 1/2" x 14 1/2"), with four large folding key maps (approx. 19 1/2" x 27") each in manuscript hand coloured and line backed, together with 47 full page maps each with its own reference key opposite, relating to this estate of almost 7200 acres. 

 

Est. 10,000-15,000 Euro

 

Lot 488.  "The Broadsides" With Fine Hand-Coloured Illustrations by Jack B. Yeats Dun Emer Press [-Cuala Press] Yeats (E.C.) A Broadside, Published Monthly For June 1908 - May 1915. Together 84 Nos Folio, printed at Dundrum. Each with hand coloured and black & white illus. by Jack B. Yeats, Complete Set. All in loose form, as issued. Now in a loose leaf folder. A fine & rare set. (1)

 

Est. 4,000-6,000 Euro

 

Lot 514.  Excessively Rare Benjamin Franklin Imprint Estaugh (John) A Call to the Unfaithful Professors of Truth, ... to which is added Divers Epistles of the same Author. Sm. 8vo Philadelphia. Printed by B. Franklin, 1744. First Edn. [XVIII] [19] - 119. Mis-pagination on p. 68, incorrectly numbered 86, indistinct name of a previous owner in pencil on title, in mottled calf, with gilt line bands on spine, mor. label, possibly a Philadelphia binding. (1) * An exquisite copy of this excessively rare volume, known only in a handful copies world wide. Last copy sold by auction over 70 years ago. N.B. The Second Edition was printed in London 1745, First Dublin Edition also 1745. Copac records only 6 Copies held in Institutional Libraries Worldwide. Sabin 23040.

 

Est. 7,000-10,000 Euro

 

Lot 627.  Spectacular Early Coloured View of The North West Passage Cresswell (Samuel Gurney) A Series of Eight Sketches in Colour; together with a Coloured Map of the Route; by Lieut. S.G. Cresswell, of the Voyages of the H.M.S. Investigator, Capt. M'Clure, during the Discovery of the North West Passage. Lg. atlas folio London (Day & Son) July 25, 1854. Sole Edition, title incorporating Dedit, 4pp, 8 full page chromo plts. and one full page chart, all leaves & plts. re-mounted on linen, orig. red cloth, gilt professionally rebacked, a few stains. An extremely fine copy with v. clean plates. (1) Reference: Abbey Travel 644; Sabin 17490.

 

Est. 15,000-20,000

 

Lot 675.  Of Legendary Rarity First Printing of Shakespeare Outside England Shakespeare (Wm.) The Works of Shakespeare In Eight Volumes. Collated and Corrected by former Editions by Mr. Pope. 8 vols. sm. 8vo Dublin (Printed by and for Geo. Grierson .. and for George Ewing...) 1726. First Edn. Vol. I red and bl. general title, [20], [XXVI], [2] black general title, 408pp + advert leaf at end. Separate title pages for 'The Tempest,' and 'A Mid Summer Night's Dream,' each dated 1725; Vol. II, [2], 471pp; Vol. III, [2], [2], 438pp; Vol. IV, [2], 452pp; Vol. V, [2], 474pp; Vol. VI, [2], 440pp; Vol. VII, [2], 424pp, [48] Index, [6] Table, + [2] Advert leaf; Vol. VIII, [2] XI, 462, [V] Table & Adverts. An extremely fine complete set, sprinkled calf mostly, not quiet uniform (five spines tooled gilt), made up from two sets, from the Library of John Congreve (same family as playwright William Congreve), with bookplates. N.B. Writing in 'The Athenaeum' in February 1903, E.R.Mc Clintock Dix, bibliographer states, "The edition of Shakespeare's Works is rare, as far as I can judge, and may perhaps not have been noted by some Shakespearean bibliographers. I cannot find it in Lowndes." As far as we are aware, no complete set (8 volumes) has been offered for sale in the last 100 years.

 

Est. 7,000-10,000 Euro

 

Lot 686.  Original Signed Volume From the Dean Swift's Library [Swift (Dr. Jonathan)] Grotius (Hugo). De Jure Belli ac Pacis Libri Tres, In quibus jus Naturae & Gentium, item juris publici praecipua explicatur. Edicio Nova cum Annotatis Authoris, ex postrema ejus ante obitum cura. Accesserunt Annotata in Epistolam Pauli et Philemonem, et Dissertatio de Mari libero. 8vo Amsterdam (J. Blaeu) 1670. Engd. portrait, add engd. title, & red & black printed title, Signed in top right hand corner 'Jon: Swift,' in ink. Faint library stamp on obverse of portrait, cont. mottled calf, with blind triple borders, raised bands, mor. labels. V. good copy. (1) * Excessively Rare. Books from Swift's library are recorded by only a handful of copies. For further information on this copy see 'Swift Studies, 9 (1994), pp. 113 - 117.'

 

Est.. 10,000-15,000 Euro

 

Lot 706.  Excessively Rare 16th Century Plate Book Eyzinger (Michael) Ad Leonis Belgici Topographicam atque Historicam Descriptionem, ... appendix. 2 vols.in one, 4to [Cologne] 1586. 162 dlb. page engd. illustrations (only) and 1 single page ditto, lg. fold. engd. map of Holland & Belgium in the shape of a lion, with cont. hd. colouring, some pps. lacking, the text & illustrations in extremely fine condition, in a 17th Century full sprinkled calf, with each gathering and each plate separately bound in, raised bands, spine gilt in panels. As a coll. of plts., w.a.f. (1)

 

Est. 3,000-4,000 Euro

 

Lot 745.  An Exceptionally Rare Pair in Uniform Bindings Colgan (John) Acta Sanctorum veteris et maioris Scotiae, seu Hiberniae Sanctorum Insulae,... Tomus Primus, Qui de sacris Hiberniae Antiquitatibus est Tertius Januarium, Februarium, and Martium complecteus. Folio Louvain (Everardum de Witte) 1645. First Edn. Hf. title, [28] 906pp, first few & last few leaves stained, otherwise v. good. together with: Colgan (John) Triadis Thaumaturgae, seu Divorum Patricii, Columbae et Brigidae, trium veteris et naoris Scotiae, seu Hiberniae Sanctorum Insulae, Communium Patronorum Acta,... Tomus Secundus Sacrarum ejusdem insulae Antiquitatum, nune primum in lucem prodiens. Folio Louvain 1647. First Edn. Hf. title, pp[24], 740, [2, errata]. some mispagination. The pagination omits 153, 154, 387, 388, some damp weakening at fore-edge at front, a few leaves strengthened, in matching contemporary style 18th Century bindings with blind decoration, raised bands, gilt tooled floral decoration in panels, mor. labels. (2) * Each volume exceptionally rare, but the auctioneers have never handled the pair in near contemporary matching bindings. Shane Leslie in his article on 'The Rarest Irish Books,' 1935, mentions the above volumes, 'which are the desire of every Irish Collector.' '..Bishop Reeves calculated there were about fifteen sets of Colgan in Ireland. There cannot be more than fifty in the world at a very large estimate.'

 

Est. 7,000-10,000 Euro

 

Lot 753.  Highly Important Album Some of the Earliest Irish Photographs Dated 1855 Coghill (Sir Joscelyn) First Secretary of the Dublin Photographic Society: A very important Album of original 'Photographs, 1855', dated on cover 1855, the album containing circa 100 numbered pages, oblong quarto, with about 140 images in various sizes, many neatly captioned, some about 6 x 8 ins, others smaller, mostly portraits but also including some important landscape photos. Portraits include Sir Joscelyn himself, his wife Katharine, the young Egerton (oval) dated June 1858, Honb. Emmeline Plunket acting a part as 'Tragedy', Thomas Greene and (presumably) his wife, various family members, various tradesmen and servants, Sir Joscelyn playing cards, a good family group at a gate, Coghill's first carte-de-visite dated 1855, a splendid gentleman said to be Don Caesar de Bazant, a sleeping child, and many images of his wife and children. Landscape photos include Drumcondra House, a superb image of Drogheda harbour with sail-boats, important views of the Boyne Viaduct under construction, Muredach's Cross at Monasterboice showing fine uneroded detail, the bridge at Finglas before the city swallowed it, the Rock of Cashel with the original village at its foot, Hore Abbey, Adare Abbey, Desmond Castle, the old Weir Bridge, Gap of Dunloe, Muckross Abbey, Holy Cross, Brickeen Bridge, Newtown near Trim, an exceedingly bare view of Killiney with the obelisk, the Meeting of the Waters, Sackville St. with the Pillar and GPO, a windmill at Feltrum, the village of Swords, Chapel Izod (still a village), and near the end Windsor and some Welsh or English views and portraits. The quality of the images is generally excellent, the prints are neatly laid down and are mostly unfaded and in good condition. The album itself is strongly bound in half leather buckram. The covers are somewhat soiled and shaken, a few early pages have been cellotaped, but in general it is holding strongly. (1) A wonderful album by one of the earliest pioneers from the very beginning of photography in Ireland. See Edward Chandler's Photography in Ireland: The Nineteenth Century [Burke 2001] for further information about Coghill and his work, and his essay on 'The Mutual Relations of Photography and Art' [1859]. Provenance: by family descent.

 

Est. 6,000-8,000 Euro

 

Lot 802.  Original Manuscript Edith Somerville's Unpublished Children's Book Somerville (Edith Oenone) [1858-1949] The original Manuscript of an unpublished and unrecorded book for children titled 'GROWLY-WOWLY. Or, The Story of the Three Little Pigs', the story entirely in verse in Somerville's hand, and with seven superb full page watercolour illustrations by Somerville (including the title page), circa 8" x 9" mostly signed in monogram, showing how the wolf gleefully hunts down the piglets but is eventually outwitted. Signed on rear by Somerville, with addresses in Cork and Kensington. Preserved in a modern binder's folder. The title page is lightly soiled; the other plates are clean and fresh. Edith Somerville is best known for her 'Irish R.M.' books; but her 'The Story of the Discontented Little Elephant' [1912] has long been among the most sought-after of Irish children's books. The present work is probably much earlier (the Kensington address suggests about 1880). It is not clear why it was not published, or indeed if she sought publication; it may have been intended for the amusement of her sister's children. A marvellous discovery. (1) Provenance: Coghill family [Edith's sister Hildegarde married her cousin Egerton Coghill].

Est. 3,500-5,000 Euro

 

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Links to the full auction

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Rare Book Monthly

  • <b>Bonhams: History of Science and Technology. Wednesday, December 6, 2017. New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 95. Turing. <i>Systems of Logic Based on Ordinals</i>. Offprint. London, 1939. Robin Gandy's Copy. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 98. Zernike, Fritz. The 1953 Nobel Prize for Physics: The Invention of the Phase-Contrast Microscope. $100,000 to $150,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 111. Apple 1 Computer, operational, with exceptional provenance. $400,000 to $600,000
    <b>Bonhams: Voices of the 20th Century. Wednesday, December 6, 2017. New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1074. Bruce, Lenny. An unreleased 16 mm film by "Count" Lewis DePasquale featuring Lenny Bruce. $7,000 to $10,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1254. Hirohito. Manuscript in Japanese, "The Emperor's Monologue," transcribed by Terasaki Hidenari. $100,000 to $150,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1095. Goldman. Emma. Large archive of correspondence, much of it to Warren Starr Van Valkenburgh. $70,000 to $100,000
    <b>Bonhams: History of Science and Technology. Wednesday, December 6, 2017. New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 109. Wozniak and Jobs. The First Digital "Blue Box", Berkeley, 1972. $30,000 to $50,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 46. Newton, Isaac. <i>Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica</i>. 1st issue. London, 1687. $300,000 to $500,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 49. Newton. Autograph Manuscript in English, a portion of a draft of Newton's study on revelation. $15,000 to $20,000
    <b>Bonhams: Voices of the 20th Century. Wednesday, December 6, 2017. New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1027. Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby. 1st edition, 1st issue. Scribners, 1925. $40,000 to $60,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1042. Hemingway., Ernest. For Whom the Bell Tolls. Presentation copy, one of 15 copies. Scribners, 1940. $25,000 to $35,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1215. A 48-star American Flag, flown from LCT-703, sunk on Omaha Beach, December 1944. $15,000 to $20,000
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  • <b>Bloomsbury Auctions: Books and Works on Paper, including Fine Photographs. December 14, 2017</b>
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Rowling (J.K.). Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, original fine black pen and ink manuscript book by the author J.K.Rowling, with 31pp of text and illustrations. £80,000 to £120,000
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Blaeu (Johannes). <i>Vierde Stuck der Aerdrycks-Beschryving, welck vervat Engelandt</i>, i.e. <i>Theatrum Orbis Terrarum</i>. vol 4, England & Wales. £10,500 to £12,500
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Miró (Joan). L'Homme au Balencier, etching, aquatint and carborundum, printed in colours on Japan paper, signed in pencil lower right. £4,000 to £6,000
    <b>Bloomsbury Auctions: Books and Works on Paper, including Fine Photographs. December 14, 2017</b>
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Steve McCurry (b.1950). Afghan Girl, 1984, pigment inkjet print, signed and numbered 48/250 in pencil on lower margin. £2,500 to £3,500
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Keough (Pat and Rosemarie). <i>Antarctica</i>, no 228 of 950 copies, signed by the authors, many colour illustrations, original dark grey morocco. £2,800 to £3,200
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Rowlandson (Thomas). Darby & Joan, the idyllically contended couple sit either side of a stove in a cosy domestic interior, ink and watercolour on wove paper. £1,000 to £1,500
    <b>Bloomsbury Auctions: Books and Works on Paper, including Fine Photographs. December 14, 2017</b>
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Procktor (Patrick). Tiny blue-eyed goldfish, watercolour, 310 x 460mm., signed in blue crayon, lower right, titled and inscribed Muscat Jan 19. £1,000 to £1,500
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Iouri Abramochkin (b.1936). Horsemen, Dagestan, 1968, Lambda print, printed later, signed, dated, editioned 1/8 and annotated in black ink verso. £800 to £1,200
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Ravilious (Eric).- Shakespeare (William). Twelfth NIght, or, What You Will, number 79 of 275 copies , wood-engraved title. £800 to £1,200
    <b>Bloomsbury Auctions: Books and Works on Paper, including Fine Photographs. December 14, 2017</b>
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Michelangelo.- Chastel (André). <i>The Vatican Frescoes of Michelangelo</i>, Photography by Takashi Okamura, 2 vol., one of 600 sets, colour plates. £500 to £700
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Wyndham (John). <i>The Day of the Triffids; The Kraken Wakes; The Chrysalids;</i> together with 8 other volumes. All first editions. £400 to £600
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946). Goats Along The Seine, 1894. Photogravure, printed 1990s by Dorothy Norman, one from an edition of 40 published by Aperture. £400 to £600
  • <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Charles Darwin on sexuality and the transmission of hereditary characteristics: Autograph Letter Signed to Lawson Tait. Down, 17 January [1877].
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> MILTON, JOHN. <i>Paradise Lost. A Poem written in ten books.</i> London: 1667. A very rare example with the contemporary binding untouched and with a 1667 title page.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Hamilton secures the ratification of the Constitution: <i>The Debates and Proceedings of the Convention of the State of New-York, assembled at Poughkeespsie, on the 17th June, 1788.</i>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> The social contract “Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains”: ROUSSEAU, JEAN-JACQUES. <i>Principes du Droit Politique [Du Contract Social]</i>. Amsterdam: Michel Rey, 1762
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> “The first English textbook on geometrical land-measurement and surveying”: BENESE, RICHARD. <i>This Boke Sheweth the Maner of Measurynge All Maner of Lande…</i>

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