• <b>Old World Auctions, Apr. 26:</b> Lot 37. Anonymous, <i>[Untitled - Ancient World]</i>, 1553. Est. $20,000 - $23,000
    <b>Old World Auctions, Apr. 26:</b> Lot 45. Cellarius, <i>Haemisphaerium Stellatum Australe</i>, 1708. Est. $2,400 - $3,000
    <b>Old World Auctions, Apr. 26:</b> Lot 51. Kircher, <i>Systema Ideale quo Exprimitur</i>, 1665. Est. $1,600 - $1,900
    <b>Old World Auctions, Apr. 26:</b> Lot 152. David H. Vance, <i>Map of the United States of North America</i>, 1825. Est. $8,000 - $10,000
    <b>Old World Auctions, Apr. 26:</b> Lot 309. Mark Storm, <i>Official Texas Brags Map of North America</i>, 1948. Est. $350 - $425
    <b>Old World Auctions, Apr. 26:</b> Lot 426. B. Crété, <i>Carte Symbolique de l'Europe / Europe en 1914</i>, 1915. Est. $2,000 - $2,300
    <b>Old World Auctions, Apr. 26:</b> Lot 636. Hartmann Schedel, <i>Folio LXIIII - Destruccio Iherosolime</i>, 1493. Est. $1,100 - $1,400
    <b>Old World Auctions, Apr. 26:</b> Lot 649. Heinrich Bunting, <i>Asia Secunda pars Terrae in Forma Pegasi</i>, 1581. Est. $3,000 - $3,750
    <b>Old World Auctions, Apr. 26:</b> Lot 747. Theodore de Bry, <i> [Lot of 22 - Complete Set of De Bry's Virginia Natives]</i>, 1590. Est. $6,000 - $7,000
    <b>Old World Auctions, Apr. 26:</b> Lot 769. Lotter/Lobeck, <i>Atlas Geographicus Portatilis</i>, 1760. Est. $1,900 - $2,200
    <b>Old World Auctions, Apr. 26:</b> Lot 772. Henry Teesdale, <i>A New General Atlas of the World</i>, 1835. Est. $1,200 - $1,500
    <b>Old World Auctions, Apr. 26:</b> Lot 777. Marco Coltellini, <i>[3 Volumes] Il Gazzettiere Americano</i>, 1763. Est. $5,500 - $7,000
  • <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b>  Lewis Morris Rutherfurd, The Moon, From a Negative taken at the Observatory of Mr. L. M. Rutherfurd...May 19, 1874. Est: $5,000-8,000 (Lot 3)
    <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 (Lot 32)
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> Lee Friedlander, Newark, New Jersey, 1962 and Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1972.<br>Est: $7,000-9,000 (Lot 50)
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> The  papers of Brevet Major General John Gross Barnard (1815-1882), Chief Engineer of the Army of the Potomac. Est: $75,000-100,000 (Lot 160)
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> James Joyce, Dubliners, London: Grant Richards, 1914. First edition. Est: $5,000-8,000 (Lot 362)
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> George Sand, Group of five volumes inscribed to Henry Harrisse. Est: $4,000-6,000 (Lot 405)
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> Thomas More, Sir, Saint [Utopia]: De optimo reip. statu deque nova insula utopia libellus vere aureus… Basel: Froben, March 1518. First Basel edition. Est: $15,000-25,000 (Lot 308)
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> Johannes Brahms, Autograph letter in German signed "Joh. Brahms.” Est: $4,000-6,000 (Lot 285)
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> Kelmscott Press, [Guilelmus, of Tyre, Archbishop]. The History of Godefrey of Boloyne. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1893. Est: $2,000-3,000 (Lot 270)
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> Gilles Robert de Vaugondy, Gilles Didier, Atlas universel...Paris: the author and Boudet, 1757[-58]. Est: $10,000 - $15,000  (Lot 222)
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> John Keats, Lamia, Isabella, the Eve of Saint Agnes and Other Poems. London: Taylor and Hessey, 1820. First edition. Est: $5,000-7,000 (Lot 399)
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> Specimen book of Schumacher & Ettlinge, between 1870-1895. Original roan-backed boards.. Est: $2,000-3,000 (Lot 195)
  • <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

Auction Update Review

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Auctions: a busy busy time

For the week ended Saturday March 28th 39 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Database; 14 in euros, 7 in British pounds, 2 in Mexican pesos, and 16 in US dollars.  Turnover was $16,855,479 as 9,075 lots were offered and 6,828 sold for a 75% success rate.  This was a busy reporting period.

5 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. Autographs - Music on March 24th: $2,588,277
Pierre Berge and Associes. Particular History of Photography - Mr. and Mrs. X Collection on March 19th: $2,569,564
Sothebys. Exploration and Discovery, 1576-1939, The Library of Franklin Brooke- Hitching, Part III, K-P on March 19th: $1,810,375
Sothebys. Made in Britain on March 25th: $1,581,478 
ChristiesThe Collection of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth IV - The Library on March 21st: $1,176,876

The Arader Galleries Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung O HaNDEL, Georg Friedrich, 1685 - 1759. Eigenhandiges Musikmanuskript mit Unterschrift "G. F. Hendel." und Datum "li 12 di Iuglio. / 1708. / Napoli" am Schluß. 29 S. Querformat (ca. 21,7 x 28,5 cm), achtzeilig. 4 Lagen festes, unbeschnittenes Papier à 4 B on March 24th Actual price: USD 632200.0.
  2. Pierre Berge and Associes Gustave Le Gray posant dans le cloitre de l'eglise abbatiale Sainte-Marie d'Arles-sur-Tech 1851 on March 19th Actual price: USD 545545.0.
  3. JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung O (KANDLER, Franz Sales, osterreichischer Musikschriftsteller, 1792 - 1831.) - Mu s i k - S t ammb u c h mit 55 Eintragungen von Musikern und Musikfreunden. (Wien) 1817 bis 1829, 2 Eintragungen Venedig 1818 und 1820. 192 (+ 76 nicht beschriebene Notenblat on March 24th Actual price: USD 379320.0.
  4. JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung BEETHOVEN, Ludwig van, 1770 - 1827. Eigenh. Musikmanuskript. (1801.) 2 S. Querformat, 12-zeilig. Am linken Rand montiert. on March 24th Actual price: USD 379320.0.
  5. Pierre Berge and Associes Aquilin SCHAD La Frayeur Virginie OLDOINI, comtesse de CASTIGLIONE Epreuve photographique entierement sur-peinte a la gouache 1861-1864 on March 19th Actual price: USD 341824.0. Arader Galleries
  6. Christies Taifudo meiseki taifudo meiseki (The Works of Chinese Painters in the collection of Dafengtang). on March 21st Actual price: USD 275650.0.
  7. Christies AUCTION CATALOGS A group of approximately 850 volumes comprising Christie's, Sotheby's, and Chinese sales of Asian art, and other subjects, on March 21st Actual price: USD 248830.0.
  8. JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung O WEBER, Carl Maria von, 1786 - 1826. Eigenh. Musikmanuskript mit Namenszug auf dem Titel, am Schluss datiert "Vollendet Berlin d. 18. Juny 1821". Titel + 60 S. Querformat, 14-zeilig. Leicht gebraunt und fleckig. Geheftet und eingehangt in eine Leinendeck on March 24th Actual price: USD 164372.0.
  9. Sothebys IVY (H. 80) on March 25th Actual price: USD 157250.0.
  10. Pierre Berge and Associes Ordre du jour, Armee d'Italie 1859 on March 19th Actual price: USD 143535.56.
  11. Sothebys WHENCE & WHITHER? (C. CEP 14) on March 25th Actual price: USD 101750.0.
  12. Sothebys RETURNING TO THE TRENCHES (B. 9) on March 25th Actual price: USD 92500.0.
  13. Pierre Berge and Associes Un Tambo dans les Cordilleres a la hauteur de 16.000 pieds Daguerreotype pleine plaque en coffret 1849 on March 19th Actual price: USD 90568.1.
  14. Sothebys A VILLAGE SCENE on March 25th Actual price: USD 88800.0.
  15. Sothebys PURCHAS HIS PILGRIMES IN FIVE BOOKS... CONTAYNING THE VOYAGES AND PEREGRINATIONS MADE BY ANCIENT KINGS... A DESCRIPTION OF ALL THE CIRCUMNAVIGATIONS OF THE GLOBE... NAVIGATIONS AND VOYAGES OF ENGLISH-MEN [&C.] [ENGRAVED TITLE: HAKLUYTUS POSTHUMUS OR PURCH on March 19th Actual price: USD 85675.0.
  16. JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung O SCARLATTI, Alessandro, 1660 - 1725. Eigenh. Musikmanuskript, am Kopf datiert "4 Giug[n]o 1703" und signiert "Alesso Scarlatti". 42/3 S. Querformat, 12-zeilig. In einen von Aloys Fuchs beschrifteten Umschlag geheftet. on March 24th Actual price: USD 82186.0.
  17. Christies Jin Tang Yilai Shuhuajia Jiancangjia Kuanyinpu (The Signatures and Seals of Artists Connoisseurs and Collectors on Painting and Calligraphy since Tsin Dynasty). on March 21st Actual price: USD 78225.0.
  18. JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung BEETHOVEN, Ludwig van, 1770 - 1827. E. Br. m. U. "Beethoven". O. O. u. D. 3 S. 8o. Minimal fleckig; auf der leeren vierten Seite schwache Montagespuren. on March 24th Actual price: USD 75864.0.
  19. Pierre Berge and Associes Alger 1854 on March 19th Actual price: USD 70196.0.
  20. Pierre Berge and Associes Groupe de personnes au pied d'un chene, foret de Fontainebleau 1849-1850 on March 19th Actual price: USD 70196.0.
  21. Sothebys OBSERVATIONS AND REMARKS MADE DURING A VOYAGE TO THE ISLANDS OF TENERIFFE, AMSTERDAM, MARIA'S ISLANDS NEAR VAN DIEMAN'S LAND; OTAHEITE, SANDWICH ISLANDS; OWHYHEE, THE FOX ISLANDS ON THE NORTH WEST COAST OF AMERICA, TINIAN, AND FROM THENCE TO CANTON, IN T on March 19th Actual price: USD 67050.0.
  22. Christies Yuwai suocang Zhongguo guhuaji ji (Twenty-Four Albums of Old Chinese Paintings). on March 21st Actual price: USD 65187.5.
  23. Sothebys THE TUBE STATION (C. CEP 32) on March 25th Actual price: USD 64750.0.
  24. Pierre Berge and Associes Auguste MESTRAL (Rans 1812-1884) Portail ouest de l'eglise Saint-Ours, Loches (Indre-et-Loire) 1851 on March 19th Actual price: USD 64580.32.
  25. JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung BRAHMS, Johannes, 1833 - 1897. Eigenh. Musikmanuskript (Tinte), am Schluss nachtraglich mit Bleistift datiert "Juli 73. Tutzing." 31/2 S. Querformat, 9-zeilig. Leicht fleckig, kleine Randlasuren; beide Blatter mit langerem Einriss am rechten Rand. on March 24th Actual price: USD 63220.0.


13 auctions saw total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered in the sale:

Christies. The Collection of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth IV - The Library on March 21st: 668.72%
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. Autographs - Music on March 24th: 187.19%
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. Autographs -Literature on March 24th: 159.17%
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. Autographs - Science on March 24th: 155.67%
Sothebys. Exploration and Discovery, 1576-1939, The Library of Franklin Brooke- Hitching, Part III, K-P on March 19th: 150.22%
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. Autographs - History on March 25th: 130.15%
Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions. Old & Modern Books, Prints, Maps, Photographs, Popular Art on March 17th: 127.73%
Sothebys. Made in Britain on March 25th: 125.18%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Autographs, Memorabilia and Vintage Posters on March 20th: 119.00%
Bonhams. Books, Maps and Manuscripts on March 24th: 113.71%
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. Autographs - Fine Arts on March 24th: 113.02%
Swann Galleries. Autographs on March 19th: 104.43%
Bloomsbury Auctions. English and Continental Books and Manuscripts on March 19th: 102.67%


23 sales saw at least 80% of their lots sell:

Alaska Auction. Prints on March 14th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 3/15 on March 22nd: 99.52%
Christies. The Collection of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth IV - The Library on March 21st: 99.32%
Adams Amsterdam Auctions. PHOTOGRAPHS - LOCOMOTIVES & RAILROAD BRIDGES - Online bidstart 3/5 on March 23rd: 97.83%
Sothebys. Exploration and Discovery, 1576-1939, The Library of Franklin Brooke- Hitching, Part III, K-P on March 19th: 97.43%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 3/15 on March 22nd: 96.75%
Clars Auction Gallery. Prints and Photographs on March 21st: 95.76%
Swann Galleries. Autographs on March 19th: 93.72%
Northeast Auctions. Spring Afternoon Auction on March 22nd: 92.31%
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. Autographs - Science on March 24th: 89.66%
Sothebys. Made in Britain on March 25th: 88.51%
Bonhams. Books, Maps and Manuscripts on March 24th: 88.13%
Grogan and Company. March Auction - Prints on March 22nd: 87.50%
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. Autographs -Literature on March 24th: 87.14%
Bloomsbury Auctions. English and Continental Books and Manuscripts on March 19th: 86.98%
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. Autographs - Fine Arts on March 24th: 86.05%
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. Autographs - Music on March 24th: 85.53%
Adams Amsterdam Auctions. BOOKS FROM IMPORTANT PROPERTIES - Online bidstart 3/5 on March 24th: 84.85%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 3/19 on March 26th: 84.50%
Bruun Rasmussen. Old Master Prints on March 23rd: 83.33%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 3/12 on March 19th: 83.00%
Winter Associates. Prints, Illustrations on March 23rd: 82.61%
Clars Auction Gallery. Fine Arts - Prints on March 22nd: 82.09%


39 total sales reported this week:

Bloomsbury Auctions. Modern and Contemporary Prints on March 26th: 73.64%
RR Auction. Remarkable Rarities - Internet bidstart 3/11 on March 18th: 74.88%
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. Autographs - History on March 25th: 78.23%
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. Autographs - Music on March 24th: 85.53%
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. Autographs - Fine Arts on March 24th: 86.05%
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. Autographs - Science on March 24th: 89.66%
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. Autographs -Literature on March 24th: 87.14%
Swann Galleries. Printed and Manuscript African Americana on March 26th: 65.56%
Sothebys. Made in Britain on March 25th: 88.51%
Bonhams. Books, Maps and Manuscripts on March 24th: 88.13%
Winter Associates. Prints, Illustrations on March 23rd: 82.61%
James D Julia Auctioneers. The Private & Personal Collection of Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt - RARE ASIAN PHOTOGRAPHS on March 23rd: 50.00%
Pierre Berge and Associes. Particular History of Photography - Mr. and Mrs. X Collection on March 19th: 35.48%
Morton Casa de Subastas. Old and Modern Books and Documents on March 23rd: 45.21%
Adams Amsterdam Auctions. BOOKS FROM IMPORTANT PROPERTIES - Online bidstart 3/5 on March 24th: 84.85%
Adams Amsterdam Auctions. PHOTOGRAPHS - LOCOMOTIVES & RAILROAD BRIDGES - Online bidstart 3/5 on March 23rd: 97.83%
Grogan and Company. March Auction - Prints on March 22nd: 87.50%
Northeast Auctions. Spring Afternoon Auction on March 22nd: 92.31%
Alaska Auction. Prints on March 14th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 3/19 on March 26th: 84.50%
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 3/5 on March 12th: 30.18%
Bruun Rasmussen. Modern and Contemporary Prints on March 24th: 53.85%
Bruun Rasmussen. Old Master Prints on March 23rd: 83.33%
Clars Auction Gallery. Fine Arts - Prints on March 22nd: 82.09%
Clars Auction Gallery. Prints and Photographs on March 21st: 95.76%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 3/15 on March 22nd: 99.52%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 3/15 on March 22nd: 96.75%
Ader. Ancient and Modern Books on March 19th: 60.13%
Christies. The Collection of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth IV - The Library on March 21st: 99.32%
Tajan. Raoul Lehouard Library on March 18th: 55.13%
Swann Galleries. Autographs on March 19th: 93.72%
Sothebys. Exploration and Discovery, 1576-1939, The Library of Franklin Brooke- Hitching, Part III, K-P on March 19th: 97.43%
PIASA. Antiquarian and Modern Books on March 17th: 67.59%
PBA Galleries. Illustrated and Children's Books - Fine Books in All Fields on March 19th: 66.16%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 3/12 on March 19th: 83.00%
Morton Casa de Subastas. Modern Art - Prints on March 19th: 47.42%
Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions. Old & Modern Books, Prints, Maps, Photographs, Popular Art on March 17th: 76.00%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Autographs, Memorabilia and Vintage Posters on March 20th: 68.73%
Bloomsbury Auctions. English and Continental Books and Manuscripts on March 19th: 86.98%

For the week ahead 25 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Mar. 30th
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . Photography. 56 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts. 62 lots
Australian Book Auctions. Armadale, . Books and Documents. 276 lots
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. Wes Cowan Stereoview Auction - online bidstart 3/13. 249 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Old Master Prints. 6 lots

Tue. Mar. 31st
Christies. New York. 20/21 PHOTOGRAPHS/ LEAVES OF LIGHT AND SHADOW: PHOTOGRAPHS GATHERED BY WILLIAM T. HILLMAN. 116 lots
Christies. New York. 20/21 PHOTOGRAPHS. 145 lots
Bonhams. New York. THE LAUREN BACALL COLLECTION - Prints. 99 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. English and Continental Letters and Documents. 201 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 79 lots
Auctionata. New York. Modern Masters - Prints. 67 lots

Wed. Apr. 1st
Bonhams. London. Wellington, Waterloo and the Napoleonic Wars. 46 lots
Ader. PARIS. Photo Books - Collection of Jean-Claude Eidelman, Part 2. 351 lots
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. COLLECTION OF TWO LOVERS OF XIX th CENTURY The Gaston and Albert Tissandier brothers aeronauts and A. 223 lots
Sothebys. New York. The New York Sale. 42 lots
Sothebys. New York. Photographs. 188 lots

Thu. Apr. 2nd
Swann Galleries. New York. Ascension: A Century of African American Art. 178 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Americana and Exploration of the West. 749 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 3/6. 220 lots
Dorotheum . Vienna. Prints Before 1900.

Fri. Apr. 3rd
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Spring Americana. 44 lots
Vermot de Pas. Paris. Modern and Antiquarian Books - Art Photography Books.

Sat. Apr. 4th
Potomack Company. Alexandria. Books, Prints, Manuscripts. 49 lots

Sun. Apr. 5th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 3/29.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 3/29.

 

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4: Autographs</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Ernest Hemingway, Autograph Letter Signed "Love / Mr. Papa," to Marlene Dietrich, Cuba, 1952. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Alexis de Tocqueville, Autograph Letter Signed, on the publication of <i> Democracy in America </i>, 1837. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Thomas Hart Benton, Autograph Manuscript, draft of <i>The Mechanics of Form Organization in Painting</i>, with sketches, 1926. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4: Autographs</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Elliot Erwitt, photograph of Kennedy & Eisenhower, signed by both,<br>c. 1960. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> John Adams, Partly-printed Document Signed, as President, countersigned by Secretary of State Timothy Pickering, 1798. $4,000 to $6,000. 
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Graphite drawing of Albert Einstein, signed by him & the artist, S.N. Swamy, 1950. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4: Autographs</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Autograph Musical Quotation Signed, London, 1888. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Thomas Jefferson, Partly-printed vellum Document Signed, as President, countersigned by Secretary of State James Madison, 1809. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Agatha Christie, Autograph Manuscript notebook with early drafts for numerous novels, Baghdad, circa 1948. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4: Autographs</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Claude Monet, Autograph Letter Signed to Desmond Fitzgerald, in French, 1889. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Photograph of Fidel Castro, Signed & Inscribed, in Spanish, 1955. $3,500 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Frederick Stuart Church, archive of 17 illustrated Autograph Letters Signed to Evander Schley, 1905-11. $5,000 to $7,500.
  • <b>Sotheby’s New York: The Maurice Neville Collection of Modern Literature (Part III). April 24, 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s NY Apr. 24:</b> Clemens, Samuel L. <i>The Writings Of Mark Twain.</i> New York And London: Harper & Brothers, 1904to1906. $80,000 to 120,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY Apr. 24:</b> Biggers, Earl Derr. <i>The House Without a Key</i>. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1925. $7,000 to 10,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY Apr. 24:</b> Bukowski, Charles. Extensively revised typescript of his novel <i>Factotum</i>. [Los Angeles, c. 1973 to 75]. $50,000 to 70,000
    <b>Sotheby’s New York: The Maurice Neville Collection of Modern Literature (Part III). April 24, 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s NY Apr. 24:</b> Dickens, Charles. Autograph quotation from <i>A Christmas Carol</i> signed ("Charles Dickens" With Paraph). $25,000 to 35,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY Apr. 24:</b> Fitzgerald, Zelda. A group of paper dolls with costumes, circa 1927. $25,000 to 35,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY Apr. 24:</b> Hemingway, Ernest. <i>Men Without Women</i>. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1928. $25,000 to 35,000
    <b>Sotheby’s New York: The Maurice Neville Collection of Modern Literature (Part III). April 24, 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s NY Apr. 24:</b> Lawrence, T. E. Autograph letter signed ("TE Shaw") completing the order for George VII — The Brough Superior motorcycle on which he was killed. $5,000 to 7,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY Apr. 24:</b> Steadman, Ralph. "Somewhere Around Barstow". $7,000 to 10,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY Apr. 24:</b> Jones, Robert Tyre ("Bobby"), and O. B. Keeler. <i>Down The Fairway: The Golf Life And Play Of Robert T. Jones, Jr.</i> New York: Minton, Balch, 1927. $7,000 to 10,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY Apr. 24:</b> Ruth, George Herman ("Babe"). <i>Babe Ruth's Own Book Of Baseball</i>. New York & London: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1928. $8,000 to 12,000
  • <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