• <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> THE PAPERS OF BREVET MAJOR GENERAL JOHN GROSS BARNARD (1815-1882), Chief Engineer of the Army of the Potomac. Estimate: $75,000-100,000
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> ALVIN LANGDON COBURN. London. With 20 photogravures by Coburn and text by Hilaire Belloc, London and New York: 1909. First edition. Est: $4,000-6,000
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> WILLIAM FADEN, A Plan of New York Island, with part of Long Island, Staten Island & East New Jersey. London: 1776. Estimate: $5,000-8,000
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> MAX BEERBOHM, Lord Curzon delivering an oration. Original drawing with collage. London, 1912. Est: $2,000-3,000
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> AMERICAN REVOLUTION, Recueil des Loix Constitutives des Colonies Angloises. A Philadelphie, et se vend a Paris: Cellot & Jombert, 1778. First collected edition in French. Estimate: $500-800
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> WILLIAM TECUMSEH SHERMAN, Confederate General Joseph Johnston's copy of Sherman's General Orders No. 65 announcing the final agreement of Surrender, 27 April 1865. Est: $4,000-6,000
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> JOHN KEATS, Lamia, Isabella, the Eve of Saint Agnes and Other Poems. London: Taylor and Hessey, 1820. First edition of Keats’s third book.. Estimate: $5,000-7,000
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> M. T. Cicero's Cato Major, or his discourse of Old-age: With Explanatory Notes. Philadelphia: Benjamin Franklin, 1744. Est: $5,000-8,000
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> WINSTON S CHURCHILL, History of the English Speaking Peoples. London: Cassell, 1956-58. First editions. Est: $1,500-2,500
  • <b>Seth Kaller:</b> “America the Beautiful”
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> George Washington, Tongue-in-Cheek, Writes James McHenry About His Wife or Mistress—But Funding the Continental Army is the Real Topic
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Young’s Map of the United States
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> President Lincoln & His Most Profitable Client, the Illinois Central Railroad
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Lincoln Thanks Former Pro-Slavery and Newly Republican Congressman for a Fiery Anti-Slavery Speech at a Philadelphia Campaign Rally
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> “A Visit From St. Nicholas” - great association copy inscribed by Clement C. Moore
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Einstein Agrees to Allow “a Short Book on the Hydrogen Bomb” to Use His Statement Made on Eleanor Roosevelt’s TV Show
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> The Building Blocks of Albert Einstein’s Creative Mind
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> A Unique Manuscript Map of Block Island Sound Including Fisher’s and Gardiner’s Islands, the Hamptons, and Montauk Point
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> J.R.R. Tolkien Writes his Proofreader with a Lengthy Discussion of the Lord of the Rings, Including Criticism of Radio Broadcasts of his Work
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Six Benjamin Franklin Signed Receipts – Including his Earliest Obtainable Autograph — Acknowledging a Donation to the Famous Library Company He Founded, and Five Payments for His Pennsylvania Gazette
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Sherman Dishes on Lincoln & Thomas, Meade, Sheridan, Halleck & Grant
  • <b>Arader Galleries, March 25, 2017: Spring 2017 Auction</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Mar. 25:</b> Ruffed Grous, Plate 41. John James Audubon from <i>Birds of America</i>. Double Elephant Folio. First Edition Engravings with Original Hand Color. $45,000 – 60,000
    <b>Arader Galleries, Mar. 25:</b> Rosate Spoonbill, Plate 321. John James Audubon from <i>Birds of America</i>. Double Elephant Folio. First Edition Engravings with Original Hand Color. $110,000 – 150,000
    <b>Arader Galleries, Mar. 25:</b> American White Pelican, Plate 311. John James Audubon. First Edition Robert Havell Aquatint Engraving with Original Hand Color From <i>Birds of America</i> Double Elephant Folio.<br>$100,000 – 140,000
    <b>Arader Galleries, March 25, 2017: Spring 2017 Auction</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Mar. 25:</b> Jaguar, Plate 101. John James Audubon. $12,000 – 16,000
    <b>Arader Galleries, Mar. 25:</b> <i>Birds of Asia</i>. John Gould (1804-1881). London: Taylor and Francis for the Author, 1850-83. $80,000 – 130,000
    <b>Arader Galleries, Mar. 25:</b> <i>The Birds of Europe</i>. John Gould (1804-1881). London: by Richard and John E. Taylor, published by the Author 1832-37. $60,000 – 90,000
    <b>Arader Galleries, March 25, 2017: Spring 2017 Auction</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Mar. 25:</b> <i>The Birds of Great Britain</i>. John Gould (1804-1881). London: Taylor and Francis for the author, [1862]-1873.<br>$30,000 - 45,000
    <b>Arader Galleries, Mar. 25:</b> <i>The Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands</i>. Mark Catesby (1682/83–1749). London: [1729-] 1731-1743 [-1747].<br>$275,000 – 350,000
    <b>Arader Galleries, Mar. 25:</b> <i>Dell’arcano del mare</i> [Books 1-4]. Robert Dudley (1573-1649). Firenze: Francesco Onofri, 1646. $50,000 - 70,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, March 25, 2017: Spring 2017 Auction</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Mar. 25:</b> <i>Cartes Generales de Toutes les Parties du Monde</i>. Nicholas Sanson D’Abbeville (1600-1667). Paris: The Author and Pierre Mariette, 1658 [but 1659]. $20,000 - 30,000
    <b>Arader Galleries, Mar. 25:</b> <i>A Map of the Inhabited Part of Virginia, containing the whole of the Province of Maryland with Part of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and North Carolina.</i> Joshua Fry and Peter Jefferson.<br>$150,000 – 300,000
    <b>Arader Galleries, Mar. 25:</b> <i>Voyage dans l’Interieur de l’Amerique du Nord execute pendant les annees 1832, 1833 et 1834.</i> BODMER, Karl (illustrator) - Prince Maximilian zu Wied-Neuwied. $525,000 – 750,000
  • <b>Bonhams, March 9. Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including the Kennedy Years</b>
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> BROWNING, ELIZABETH BARRETT. Autograph Manuscript Initialed ("E.B.B."), being the working notebook for the poems contained in <i>The Seraphim and Other Poems</i>. $400,000 to 600,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> WILDE, OSCAR. Two leaves, pp 31-34, from the first appearance of <i>The Picture of Dorian Gray in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine for July, 1890</i>, with Wilde's autograph revisions. $40,000 to 60,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Comedies, Histories and Tragedies; Published according to the true Originall Copies. Second Impression. [THE SECOND FOLIO.]</i> $200,000 to 300,000
    <b>Bonhams, March 9. Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including the Kennedy Years</b>
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> KENNEDY, JOHN FITZGERALD. Photograph Signed ("John F. Kennedy") and Inscribed, 8 x 10 inch gelatin silver print, of Senator Kennedy and Miss Barelli, at the swearing of the secretarial oath for Miss Barelli. $1,200 to 1,800
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> COOPER, JAMES FENIMORE. Autograph Manuscript, being Chapter XXVII of <i>Afloat and Ashore</i>. $15,000 to 20,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> IRVING, WASHINGTON. Autograph Manuscript, being Chapter 20 from Volume IV of <i>The Life of George Washington</i>. $20,000 to 30,000
    <b>Bonhams, March 9. Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including the Kennedy Years</b>
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> VERNE, JULES. Autograph Manuscript Signed ("Jules Verne"), being the complete short story "<i>Une fantaisie de docteur Ox</i>". $100,000 to 150,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> ALCHEMY. <i>[The Crowning of Nature, or Coronatio Naturae.]</i> Original alchemical manuscript on paper, ruled in red, with watermark of the arms of Schieland. $100,000 to 150,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> DE JODE, CORNELUS. 1568 - 1600. <i>Quivirae Regnu, Cum Alija Versus Borea</i>. [Antwerp: Arnoldum Coninx, 1593]. $7,000 to 10,000
    <b>Bonhams, March 9. Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including the Kennedy Years</b>
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> HOOKER, JOSEPH DALTON. <i>The Rhododendrons of Sikkim-Himalaya; Being an Account, Botanical and Geographical, of the Rhododendrons Recently Discovered in the Mountains of Eastern Himalaya</i>… $7,000 to 10,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> CATLIN, GEORGE. <i>North American Indian Portfolio. Hunting scenes and amusements of the Rocky Mountains and prairies of America. From drawings and notes of the author, made during eight years' travel.</i> $20,000 to 30,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> LINCOLN, ABRAHAM. HESLER, ALEXANDER. Platinum print, 8 3/4 x 6 3/4 in, of a beardless Lincoln, 1860.<br>$2,000 to 3,000

Auction Update Review

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19 Auctions Archived, 39 Upcoming

For the week ending Saturday March 21st, 19 auctions were archived to the RBD; 5 denominated in euros, 3 in British pounds, and 11 in US dollars.  Turnover was $19,909,412 as 5,471 lots were offered and 4,425 sold for a 81% success rate.  The market is firming.

4 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Sothebys. Prints and Multiples on March 17th: $5,641,113
Christies. Comics and Illustration on March 14th: $5,393,168
Christies. Prints and Multiples on March 18th: $4,024,527
Bonhams. Fine Books, Manuscripts, Atlases and Historical Photographs on March 18th: $1,338,034

This week we are adding a new section to the report:

The Top 25 lots reported this past week
  1. Christies HERGE TINTIN Couverture originale du journal Tintin francais n.161, du 10 octobre 1978. on March 14th Actual price: USD 606375.0.
  2. Christies Buste de Femme au Chapeau on March 18th Actual price: USD 465460.0.
  3. Sothebys CHRIST CRUCIFIED BETWEEN THE TWO THIEVES: 'THE THREE CROSSES' (B., HOLL. 78; NEW HOLL. 274; H. 270) on March 17th Actual price: USD 327080.0.
  4. Christies La Clownesse assise (Mademoiselle CHA-U-KA-O) on March 18th Actual price: USD 287860.0.
  5. Sothebys MADONNA (WOLL 39; SCHIEFLER 33) on March 17th Actual price: USD 273800.0. ARader
  6. Christies $ (4) the portfolio on March 18th Actual price: USD 270100.0.
  7. Sothebys TEN PORTRAITS OF JEWS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY (F. & S. IIB.226-235) on March 17th Actual price: USD 238280.0.
  8. Sothebys DAPHNIS & CHLOÉ (C. BKS 46; MOURLOT 308-349) on March 17th Actual price: USD 229400.0.
  9. Sothebys TWO NUDES (C. 284) on March 17th Actual price: USD 220520.0.
  10. Christies EDGAR P. JACOBS BLAKE ET MORTIMER, LA MARQUE JAUNE (T.5), LE LOMBARD 1956 Planche originale n.8, prepubliee le 5 novembre 1953 dans Le journal de Tintin n.263. on March 14th Actual price: USD 215775.0.
  11. Christies Nature morte au Verre sous la Lampe on March 18th Actual price: USD 199060.0.
  12. Christies ALBERT UDERZO ASTERIX, LES LAURIERS DE CESAR, DARGAUD 1972 Planche originale n.8, prepubliee dans Pilote 624 du 21 octobre 1971. on March 14th Actual price: USD 190575.0.
  13. Sothebys CLUMP OF TREES WITH A VISTA (B., HOLL. 222; NEW HOLL. 272; H. 263) on March 17th Actual price: USD 175750.0.
  14. Christies ALBERT UDERZO ASTERIX Couverture originale, publiee dans Pilote 489, du 20 mars 1969 Signe. on March 14th Actual price: USD 165375.0.
  15. Sothebys MOONWALK (SEE F. & S. IIB.404-405) on March 17th Actual price: USD 160950.0.
  16. Christies MOEBIUS L'INCAL, CE QUI EST EN HAUT (T.4), LES HUMANODES ASSOCIES 1985 Couverture originale. on March 14th Actual price: USD 159075.0.
  17. Sothebys MIROIR DE LA TAUROMACHIE (S. 29-30) on March 17th Actual price: USD 157250.0.
  18. Christies Eli on March 18th Actual price: USD 154660.0.
  19. Sothebys MOONWALK (SEE F. & S. IIB.404-405) on March 17th Actual price: USD 148000.0.
  20. Sothebys ENGLISCHES TANZGIRL MIT ENSEMBLE (D. H.143; SCH. H.124; GERCKEN 293) on March 17th Actual price: USD 138750.0.
  21. Christies Marilyn on March 18th Actual price: USD 136900.0.
  22. Sothebys TOTEM on March 17th Actual price: USD 129500.0.
  23. Sothebys CIRQUE (C. BKS 68; M. 490-527) on March 17th Actual price: USD 129500.0.
  24. Christies ENKI BILAL LA FOIRE AUX IMMORTELS, DARGAUD 1980 Planche originale n.2, prepubliee dans Pilote 68 de janvier 1980. on March 14th Actual price: USD 121275.0.
  25. Sothebys LE REPAS FRUGAL (BLOCH 1; BAER 2) on March 17th Actual price: USD 120250.0.


4 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Sothebys. Prints and Multiples on March 17th: $5,641,113
Christies. Comics and Illustration on March 14th: $5,393,168
Christies. Prints and Multiples on March 18th: $4,024,527
Bonhams. Fine Books, Manuscripts, Atlases and Historical Photographs on March 18th: $1,338,034
12 sales saw at least 80% of their lots sell:

Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 3/8 on March 15th: 100.00%
Alaska Auction. Prints on March 7th: 100.00%
National Book Auctions. Books, Art and Ephemera - Jewish, Antique, Nautical, etc. on March 15th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 3/8 on March 15th: 96.23%
Heritage Auctions. Marilyn Monroe Photographs Internet bidstart 3/5 on March 15th: 95.56%
Waverly Auctions. Manuscripts on March 12th: 94.60%
James D Julia Auctioneers. Militaria - Documents, Books, letters on March 15th: 91.67%
Heritage Auctions. Texana on March 14th: 91.44%
Cowans Auctions. American History - Online bidstart 3/5 on March 16th: 87.86%
Bonhams. Fine Books, Manuscripts, Atlases and Historical Photographs on March 18th: 81.30%
Eldreds. Antiques and Accessories - Books and Prints on March 14th: 80.70%
Bruun Rasmussen. Old Master Prints on March 16th: 80.00%


19 total sales reported this week:

Bonhams. Fine Books, Manuscripts, Atlases and Historical Photographs on March 18th: 81.30%
Christies. Prints and Multiples on March 18th: 69.03%
Alaska Auction. Prints on March 7th: 100.00%
ALDE. Games and Entertainment - Collection of Philippe Messager on March 16th: 57.89%
James D Julia Auctioneers. Militaria - Documents, Books, letters on March 15th: 91.67%
Sothebys. Prints and Multiples on March 17th: 78.21%
Cowans Auctions. American History - Online bidstart 3/5 on March 16th: 87.86%
Bruun Rasmussen. Modern and Contemporary Prints on March 17th: 76.47%
Heritage Auctions. Texana on March 14th: 91.44%
RR Auction. Fine Autographs and Artifacts - bidstart 2/20 on March 11th: 60.68%
National Book Auctions. Books, Art and Ephemera - Jewish, Antique, Nautical, etc. on March 15th: 100.00%
Eldreds. Antiques and Accessories - Books and Prints on March 14th: 80.70%
Bruun Rasmussen. Old Master Prints on March 16th: 80.00%
Christies. Comics and Illustration on March 14th: 72.20%
Christies. Tintin on March 14th: 60.00%
Waverly Auctions. Manuscripts on March 12th: 94.60%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 3/8 on March 15th: 96.23%
Heritage Auctions. Marilyn Monroe Photographs Internet bidstart 3/5 on March 15th: 95.56%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 3/8 on March 15th: 100.00%


For the week ahead 39 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Mar. 23rd
James D Julia Auctioneers. Fairfield. The Private & Personal Collection of Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt - RARE ASIAN PHOTOGRAPHS. 2 lots
Adams Amsterdam Auctions. Amsterdam. PHOTOGRAPHS - LOCOMOTIVES & RAILROAD BRIDGES - Online bidstart 3/5. 46 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Precious Manuscripts, Books and Prints. 111 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Old Master Prints. 6 lots
Morton Casa de Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Old and Modern Books and Documents. 303 lots
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . Prints, Illustrations. 46 lots

Tue. Mar. 24th
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. Berlin. Autographs -Literature. 241 lots
Adams Amsterdam Auctions. Amsterdam. BOOKS FROM IMPORTANT PROPERTIES - Online bidstart 3/5. 264 lots
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. Berlin. Autographs - Science. 145 lots
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. Berlin. Autographs - Fine Arts. 43 lots
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. Berlin. Autographs - Music. 235 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 26 lots
Bonhams. Oxford . Books, Maps and Manuscripts. 480 lots

Wed. Mar. 25th
Beaussant Lefevre. Paris. Photographs. 299 lots
Bonhams. London. Library of the Late Hugh Selbourne, M.D.. 329 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints. 22 lots
Sothebys. London. Made in Britain. 148 lots
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. Berlin. Autographs - History. 271 lots
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . Fine Art - Prints. 67 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Militaria. 3 lots

Thu. Mar. 26th
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 440 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books and Ephemera. 813 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Printed and Manuscript African Americana. 514 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 3/19. 200 lots

Fri. Mar. 27th
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Old Master Prints. 68 lots
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Posters. 391 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Photography and Prints. 171 lots
Rago Arts and Auctions. Lambertville. Rago Unreserved: Rago Unreserved: Early 20th C., Fine Art, Estate goods, Scandinavian. 75 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books - Day 2. 223 lots

Sat. Mar. 28th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters. 883 lots
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Books and Autographs, Photography. 574 lots
Vermot de Pas. Paris. Comic Strips. 579 lots
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Lee's Summit . The Military Collection of Glen 'Corky' Reed. 24 lots
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Photographs and Photobooks. 59 lots
Rago Arts and Auctions. Lambertville. Rago Unreserved: Modern Design and Contemporary Art. 90 lots
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Exeter. Lenkiewicz Legacy - posters, photos. 114 lots
Ferraton. Bruxelles. Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs. 436 lots

Sun. Mar. 29th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 3/22.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 3/22.

If there is any doubt whether the winter is behind us the 39 sales upcoming this week should calm all concerns.

 

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE 

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30: Printed & Manuscript African Americana</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> Malcolm X, typed manuscripts for the <i>LA Herald Dispatch</i> column "God's Angry Men," 1957.<br>$200,000 to $300,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> Frederick Douglass, Autograph Letter Signed to George Alfred Townsend, Washington, 1880.<br>$40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> Carte-de-visite album featuring a previously unrecorded image of Harriet Tubman, 1860s.<br>$20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30: Printed & Manuscript African Americana</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> Collection of documents from the Montgomery Improvement Association, Alabama, 1955-63. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> Martin Luther King, Jr., working draft of the "Letter from Birmingham Jail," Alabama, 1963. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> <i>Benjamin Bannaker's Almanac</i> for 1795, Baltimore. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30: Printed & Manuscript African Americana</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> Collection of 41 letters addressed to Rebecca Primus, 1854-72.<br>$20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> Abby Fisher, <i>What Mrs. Fisher Knows About Old Southern Cooking</i>, first edition, San Francisco, 1881.<br>$10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> Victor H. Green, <i>The Negro Motorist Green-Book for 1941</i>, New York, 1940. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> Toni Morrison, <i>The Bluest Eye, </i>reviewer's copy, New York, 1971. $4,000 to $6,000.
  • <b>Auction Pierre Bergé & associés in association with Sotheby’s: Important Books and Manuscripts from the Library of Jean A. Bonna from the 15th to the 20th Century. Sale on April 26, 2017. Exhibition in London March 28-30</b>
    <b>Pierre Bergé & Associés, Apr. 26:</b> Galileo, <i>Discorsi e Dimostrazioni matematiche.</i> Leyde, Elzevier, 1638. Original edition: only known copy of the first state. €700,000 – 900,000
    <b>Pierre Bergé & Associés, Apr. 26:</b> Fables illustrated by Benjamin Rabier. Paris, Tallandier, without date [ca. 1910]. Superb binding doubled in vellum decorated with painted and mosaic decors by André Mare illustrating four fables. €10,000 – 15,000
    <b>Pierre Bergé & Associés, Apr. 26:</b> Gustave Flaubert, draft for the preface of the <i>Memoir for the defense of Madame Bovary</i>, 15-30 January 1857. Exceptiona signed autograph manuscript. €40,000 – 60,000
    <b>Auction Pierre Bergé & associés in association with Sotheby’s: Important Books and Manuscripts from the Library of Jean A. Bonna from the 15th to the 20th Century. Sale on April 26, 2017. Exhibition in London March 28-30</b>
    <b>Pierre Bergé & Associés, Apr. 26:</b> Boccace, <i>The Book of Praise and the Virtue of the Noble and Cleric Ladies.</i> Verard, 1493. First edition of the French version attributed to Laurent de Premierfait. €40,000 – 60,000
    <b>Pierre Bergé & Associés, Apr. 26:</b> Exceptional set of 15 original bindings by Jean de Gonet, on rare editions illustrated by Picasso, Matisse, Miro or original editions of Bataille or Radiguet.
  • <b>Now in press: 19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy.</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> <i>The First American Magna Carta. English Liberties.</i> Boston, 1721.
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Babbage presentation to Peel, the man who killed the Difference Engine 1832
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> The Stamp Act. 1765
    <b>Now in press: 19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy.</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Central Park Photographs by Prevost 1862
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Salem Witch Trials. Wonders of the Invisible World 1693
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Mammoth print of Millie-Christine, "The Carolina Twins" c. 1868
  • <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books and Works on Paper. March 30, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Potter (Beatrix). The Tale of Peter Rabbit, first edition, first issue, [1901]. Part of an extensive, private Beatrix Potter collection. £15,000 - 20,000
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Dodgson (Charles Lutwidge). The Hunting of the Snark, first edition, with original printed dust-jacket, 1876.<br>£7,000 - 9,000
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Buckland Wright (John). Pervigilium Veneris: The Vigil of Venus, number 1 of 100 copies (Christopher Sandford's copy), Golden Cockerel Press, 1939.<br>£2,000 - 3,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books and Works on Paper. March 30, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Kelmscott Press. Keats (John). The Poems, one of 300, orig. vellum, 8vo, Kelmscott Press, 1894. £1,800 - 2,200
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Greenhill (Elizabeth).- Morison (Stanley) and Kenneth Day. The Typographic Book, 1450-1935, bound in dark green goatskin by Elizabeth Greenhill, 1963. £6,000 - 8,000
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Fitzgerald (F. Scott). The Great Gatsby, first edition, first state dust-jacket, New York, 1925. £25,000 - 35,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books and Works on Paper. March 30, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Dionysius, <i>Halicarnassensis</i>. Antiquitates Romanae, Editio princeps, Treviso, Bernardinus Celerius, 24 or 25 February, 1480. £4,000 - 6,000
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Canon Law. [Laurentius Puldericus. Breviarum decreti], manuscript in Latin, on paper, [?Germany], [c. 1450].<br>£5,000 - 7,000
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Swimming. Percey (William) The Compleat Swimmer: or, the Art of Swimming, first and only edition, by J.C. for Henry Fletcher, 1658. £5,000 - 7,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books and Works on Paper. March 30, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Binding with silverwork by Anthony Nelme. The Holy Bible, containing the Old Testament and the New: : newly translated out of the original tongues, Oxford, John Baskett, 1716. £10,000 - 15,000
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> George IV's copy. Nash (John, architect). The Royal Pavilion at Brighton, one of 10 copies, 1826. £8,000 - 10,000
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Blake (William, 1757-1827). "With Dreams upon my bed thou scarest me & affrightest me with Visions", 1825. £700 - 1,000