• <b>Christies New York: June 15, 2017<br>Eric C. Caren: How History Unfolds on Paper</b>
  • <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>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7: Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7:</b><br>Shaw & Nodder, <i>The Naturalist's Miscellany</i>, complete, London, 1789-1813. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7:</b> Samuel Baker, <i>A New and Exact Map of the Island of St. Christopher</i>, London, 1753. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7:</b> Henry Briggs, <i>The North Part of America</i>, London, 1625. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7: Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7:</b><br>John James Audubon, <i>Herring Gull</i>, CCXCI, hand-colored plate, London, 1836. $7,000 to $10,000. 
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7:</b> Montanus & Ogilby, <i>America: Being the Latest, and Most Accurate Description of the New World</i>, London, 1671. $10,000 to $15,000. 
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7:</b> Robert Cruikshank, portfolio of 25 watercolors, London, 1830s. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7: Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7:</b> Group of 55 French watercolors depicting the life and deeds of Napoleon, 1800s. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7:</b> Aaron & Samuel Arrowsmith, <i>Chart of the Sandwich Islands</i>, London, 1830. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7:</b> Herman Moll, <i>A New and Exact Map of the Dominions of the King of Great Britain</i>, London, 1735. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7: Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7:</b> Jacques-Nicolas Bellin,<i> L'Hydrographie Françoise</i>, Paris, circa 1770. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7:</b> Joseph Frederick Wallet Des Barres, <i>Charlestown the Capital of South Carolina</i>, London, 1780. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7:</b> Arnold Colom, <i>Pascaarte van Nieu Nederlandt</i>, Amsterdam, circa 1658. $7,000 to $10,000.
  • <b>Bubb Kuyper Auctions: Sale of Books, Prints and Manuscripts.<br>May 30 – June 2, 2017</b>
    <b>Bubb Kuyper Auctions May 30:</b> Hobson, R.L. <i>A catalogue of Chinese pottery and porcelain in the collection of Sir Percival David</i> (London, 1934). Est. € 8.000-10.000
    <b>Bubb Kuyper Auctions May 30:</b> Chagall, M. <i>Drawings for the bible</i>. (Paris, 1960). Est. € 1.500-2.500
    <b>Bubb Kuyper Auctions May 30:</b> Zwart, P. [N.K.F.]. <i>Delft kabels</i> (Delft, 1933). Est. € 20.000-30.000
    <b>Bubb Kuyper Auctions: Sale of Books, Prints and Manuscripts.<br>May 30 – June 2, 2017</b>
    <b>Bubb Kuyper Auctions May 30:</b> Zwart, P. [N.K.F.]. <i>Normalieënboekje</i> (Delft, 1924-1926). Est. € 30.000-50.000
    <b>Bubb Kuyper Auctions May 30:</b> [Russian children's books]. Mayakovsky, V. Kem byt'? (What to be?) (Moscow, 1932). Est. € 500-700
    <b>Bubb Kuyper Auctions May 30:</b> [Léger, F.]. Cendrars, B. <i>La Fin du Monde filmée par l'Ange</i> N.-D (Paris, 1919). Est. € 2.000-3.000
    <b>Bubb Kuyper Auctions: Sale of Books, Prints and Manuscripts.<br>May 30 – June 2, 2017</b>
    <b>Bubb Kuyper Auctions May 31:</b><br>La Roche, E. <i>Indische Baukunst</i> (Munich, 1921-1922). Est. € 3.000-5.000
    <b>Bubb Kuyper Auctions May 31:</b> Blume, C.L. <i>Flora Javae nec non insularum adjacentium./ Flora Javae nec non insularum adjacentium </i> (Brussels, 1828). Est. € 7.000-9.000
    <b>Bubb Kuyper Auctions May 31:</b> <i>Description de l'Égypte (…) pendant l'expédition de l'armée francaise</i> (Paris, 1820-1829). Est. € 30.000-50.000
    <b>Bubb Kuyper Auctions: Sale of Books, Prints and Manuscripts.<br>May 30 – June 2, 2017</b>
    <b>Bubb Kuyper Auctions May 31:</b><br>La Fontaine, J. de. <i>Fables choisies, mises en vers </i> (Paris, 1756).<br>Est. € 1.500-2.500
    <b>Bubb Kuyper Auctions May 31:</b> [VOC and WIC]. Pelsaert, F. <i>Ongeluckige Voyagie, Van 't Schip Batavia, Nae de Oost-Indien</i> (Amsterdam, 1647).<br>Est. € 40.000-60.000
    <b>Bubb Kuyper Auctions June 2:</b> Goya y Lucientes, F.J. de. <i>La Taureaumachie </i> (Paris, 1876), 40 etchings and aquatints. Est. € 8.000-10.000

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: Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including Illustration Art. June 7, 2017</b>
    <b>Bonhams June 7:</b> The 1936 Nobel Prize Medal for Physics, Presented to Victor Franz Hess for His Discovery of Cosmic Radiation. $300,000 to $500,000
    <b>Bonhams June 7:</b> Sangorski & Sutcliffe: Jewelled Binding. Byron, Lord [George Gordon]. An illuminated manuscript on vellum, being Byron's <i>Ode to Napoleon.</i> $40,000 to $60,000
    <b>Bonhams June 7:</b> Ruscha, Ed. Complete Set of 16 Artist's Books by Ed Ruscha. Various Places: Various Publishers, 1968-1973. All first printings, seven signed or with early inscriptions. $70,000 to $90,000
    <b>Bonhams: Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including Illustration Art. June 7, 2017</b>
    <b>Bonhams June 7:</b> McKenney, Thomas L. and James Hall. <i>History of the Indian Tribes of North America.</i> Fine and unsophisticated subscriber's copy in early state. $40,000 to $60,000
    <b>Bonhams June 7:</b> Williams, Thomas Lanier ("Tennessee Williams"). Producer Charles K. Feldman's file on the production of <i>The Glass Menagerie</i>(Warner Bros., 1950). $30,000 to $50,000
    <b>Bonhams June 7:</b> Lee, Harper. Archive of correspondence including 35 autograph letters signed (mostly "Harper", but a few "H", "H.L." or "Nelle Harper"). $25,000 to $35,000
    <b>Bonhams: Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including Illustration Art. June 7, 2017</b>
    <b>Bonhams June 7:</b> Tocqueville, Alexis de. <i>De la Démocratie en Amérique.</i> First editions of both parts of Tocqueville's classic <i>Democracy In America</i>. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams June 7:</b> Complete set of all periodical publications of The Royal Geographical Society 1831-1948, comprising 203 volumes with thousands of plates and maps, many folding. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams June 7:</b> Alchemy. Loewens and Richard. <i>Universal Medicin ex regulo stellato.</i> Original alchemical manuscript written in German and Latin, ink on paper. $15,000 to $20,000
    <b>Bonhams: Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including Illustration Art. June 7, 2017</b>
    <b>Bonhams June 7:</b> Bray, Anna Eliza. <i>Life of Thomas Stothard, R.A. with Personal Reminiscences.</i> Remarkable 10-volume collection of Stothard's work, expansively extra-illustrated. $12,000 to $18,000
    <b>Bonhams June 7:</b> Algren, Nelson. Producer Charles Feldman's extensive production archive of <i>Walk on the Wild Side</i> (Columbia 1962). $12,000 to $18,000
    <b>Bonhams June 7:</b> Elliot, Daniel Giraud. <i>The New and Heretofore Unfigured Species of the Birds of North America.</i> First edition, one of only 200 copies printed. $10,000 to $15,000
  • <b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers: Rare Books, Literature & Sporting Collectibles. May 30, 2017</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy May 30:</b> Joyce (James), An Original Manuscript Page of text from <i>Finnegan’s Wake</i>, the opening of the Anna Livia Plurabelle section. €7,500-10,000
    <b>Fonsie Mealy May 30:</b> Joyce (James), <i>Chamber Music,</i> 1907. First Edition of his First Book, First Issue. €1,500-2,000
    <b>Fonsie Mealy May 30:</b> Lady Gregory’s Copy Signed by W.B. Yeats, Cuala Press: Yeats (W.B.), <i>Poems Written in Discouragement</i>, 1913. Limited to 50 Copies Only. €2,500-4,000
    <b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers: Rare Books, Literature & Sporting Collectibles. May 30, 2017</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy May 30:</b> A Twentieth Century Masterpiece: O’Brien (Flann), <i>At Swim-Two-Birds</i>, 8vo, 1939. First Edn. €1,750-2,500
    <b>Fonsie Mealy May 30:</b> The Missing Log of the H.M.S. Liffey Manuscript Journal, 1867. €1,500-2,000
    <b>Fonsie Mealy May 30:</b> Exceptionally Rare First Publication: Gregory (Augusta Lady), <i>Over the River: An appeal for aid to a poor parish in South London</i>. 1887. €1,000-1,500
    <b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers: Rare Books, Literature & Sporting Collectibles. May 30, 2017</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy May 30:</b> Ex. Rare Irish Broadsheet: An Irish Perspective on the Execution of Louis XVI, 1793 Broadsheet with engraving of the event, headed: “Massacre of the French King.” €500-700
    <b>Fonsie Mealy May 30:</b> Original Manuscript Poem, Heaney (Seamus), <i>The Schoolbag</i>. In Memoriam John Hewitt. Signed and dated November 8 1991. €1,000-1,500
    <b>Fonsie Mealy May 30:</b> Sowerby (J.E.), <i>English Botany; or Coloured Figures of British Plants</i>. Ed. by J.T. Boswell Syme. 10 vols, with 1696 hand-coloured plates. €750-1,000
    <b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers: Rare Books, Literature & Sporting Collectibles. May 30, 2017</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy May 30:</b> Collection of Signed First Editions incl. Francis (Dick), <i>Nerve</i> (London 1964); <i>For Kicks</i> (London 1965); <i>Forfeit</i> (London 1968). €400-500
    <b>Fonsie Mealy May 30:</b> Le Carre (John), <i>The Spy who came in from the Cold</i>, 8vo, 1963, First Edn., with author’s signature tipped in on t.p. €350-500
    <b>Fonsie Mealy May 30:</b> Adams (Richard), <i>Watership Down</i>, 8vo, 1976, First Illustrated Edn., Signed on f.e.p. by Author & Artist, and also signed by Artist on hf. title. €200-300
  • <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>Skinner Fine Books & Manuscripts: Books & Manuscripts Online Auction. May 23 - June 2, 2017</b>
    <b>Skinner Auction May 23 - Jun 2:</b> Andrew Wyeth, an archive of 43 unpublished letters. $80,000-120,000 [lot 1106]
    <b>Skinner Auction May 23 - Jun 2:</b> Abraham Lincoln, signed document granting pensions to surviving Revolutionary War Veterans, 1865. $60,000-80,000 [lot 1058]
    <b>Skinner Auction May 23 - Jun 2:</b> Forlani Map of North America, 1566. $40,000-60,000 [lot 1555]
    <b>Skinner Fine Books & Manuscripts: Books & Manuscripts Online Auction. May 23 - June 2, 2017</b>
    <b>Skinner Auction May 23 - Jun 2:</b> <i>Journal des Dames et des Modes</i>, 1912-1914. $4,000-6,000 [lot 1294]
    <b>Skinner Auction May 23 - Jun 2:</b> Book of Hours, Use of Rouen, late 14th Century. $30,000-40,000 [lot 1162]
    <b>Skinner Auction May 23 - Jun 2:</b> Schedel, World Map, 1493. $5,000-7,000 [lot 1589]
    <b>Skinner Fine Books & Manuscripts: Books & Manuscripts Online Auction. May 23 - June 2, 2017</b>
    <b>Skinner Auction May 23 - Jun 2:</b> Sir Isaac Newton’s copy of <i>Le Grand’s Institutio Philosophiae</i>, 1675. $5,000-7,000 [lot 1308]
    <b>Skinner Auction May 23 - Jun 2:</b> Muhammad Mu'min Husaini’s Tuhfat al-Mu'minin, 17th century Persian medical manuscript on paper. $4,000-6,000 [lot 1118]
    <b>Skinner Auction May 23 - Jun 2:</b> Persian Calligraphy, an album. $4,000-6,000 [lot 1119]
    <b>Skinner Fine Books & Manuscripts: Books & Manuscripts Online Auction. May 23 - June 2, 2017</b>
    <b>Skinner Auction May 23 - Jun 2:</b> Edgar Allan Poe, <i>Tales</i>, New York: Wiley & Putnam, 1845. $3,00-5,000 [lot 1361]
    <b>Skinner Auction May 23 - Jun 2:</b> English New Testament, Douay-Rheims, 1582, first edition. $10,000-15,000 [lot 1154]