• <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>Arader Galleries: Winter 2017 Auction. January 28, 2017</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries Jan. 28:</b> Long-Billed Curlew, Plate 231. John James Audubon. First Edition Robert Havell Aquatint Engraving with Original Hand Color From <i>Birds of America</i>. London, 1827-1838. 37 1/2 x 24 3/4” sheet, 49 1/2 x 37” framed
    <b>Arader Galleries Jan. 28:</b> Summer, or Wood Duck, Plate 206. John James Audubon. First Edition Robert Havell Aquatint Engraving with Original Hand Color From <i>Birds of America</i>. London, 1827-1838. 39 x 25 1/2” inches sheet, 49 1/2 x 37” framed
    <b>Arader Galleries Jan. 28:</b> Fish Hawk or Osprey, Plate 81. John James Audubon. First Edition Robert Havell Aquatint Engraving with Original Hand Color From <i>Birds of America</i>. London, 1827-1838. 38 1/4 x 25 1/4" sheet, 50 x 37” framed
    <b>Arader Galleries: Winter 2017 Auction. January 28, 2017</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries Jan. 28:</b> Great Cinereous Owl, Plate 351. John James Audubon. First Edition Robert Havell Aquatint Engraving with Original Hand Color From <i>Birds of America</i>. London, 1827-1838. 38 x 25” sheet, 50 x 37” framed
    <b>Arader Galleries Jan. 28:</b> A Flying Lizard, Surrounded by Beetles and Other Insects. Herman Henstenburgh, (Hoorn 1667 - 1726). Watercolor and gouache on paper. 7 x 10 1/4" sheet, 13 1/2 x 18 3/4" inches framed
    <b>Arader Galleries Jan. 28:</b> Marco Polo's Sheep (Ovis Poli). Joseph Wolf (1820 - 1899). Pencil and Watercolor, heightened with touches of white. Signed and dated Lower right "J. Wolf 1875". 11 1/4 x 15 1/4" sheet
    <b>Arader Galleries: Winter 2017 Auction. January 28, 2017</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries Jan. 28:</b> Winter Scene in Kamchatka. Attributed to John Webber, R.A. (1751-1793). Oil on Canvas. 25 x 36 1/2" canvas, 30 x 41” framed
    <b>Arader Galleries Jan. 28:</b> Winter River Scene. Cornelius David Krieghoff (1815-1872). Oil on Canvas. 16 x 20” canvas, 25 x 29” framed
    <b>Arader Galleries Jan. 28:</b> Grand Canyon of Arizona from Hermit Rim Road. Thomas Moran (1837-1926). Chromolithograph. New York: Atcheson, Topeka and Sante Fe Railway System, 1913. Printed by American Lithographic Co. 31 3/4 x 41 1/2" sheet
    <b>Arader Galleries: Winter 2017 Auction. January 28, 2017</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries Jan. 28:</b> Occidentalis Americae Partis... Theodore de Bry (1528-1598). Engraved Map. Frankfurt, 1594. 13 1/4 x 17 1/2" sheet, 24 1/2 x 29” framed
    <b>Arader Galleries Jan. 28:</b> Nouveau Monde. Nicolas De Nicolai (1517-1583). Engraved map. Amsterdam, 1602. 12 x 15 1/2"
    <b>Arader Galleries Jan. 28:</b> Typus Universalis Terrae... Petrus Apianus (1495-1552) & Reiner Gemma Frisius (1508-1555). Engraved map. Basel: Reisch, 1583. 8 1/4 x 12” sheet
  • <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Western Manuscripts & Works on Paper. January 25, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions Jan. 25:</b> Zenobius. Epitome proverbiorum Tarrhaei et Didymi [graece], Florence, [possibly Bartolomeo de' Libri for] Filippo Giunta, [after 23 September] 1497. £15,000 – 20,000
    <b>Forum Auctions Jan. 25:</b> Phalaris. [Phalaridis tyranni Apollonii Philosophi pythagoraei Epistolae [Graece], Venice, Bartholomaeus Pelusius, Gabriel Bracius de Brisighella, Johannes Bissolus and Benedictus Mangius, 18 June, 1498. £10,000 – 15,000
    <b>Forum Auctions Jan. 25:</b> Orpheus. Argonautica. Hymni [graece], Florence, [Bartolomeo de' Libri for] Filippo Giunta, 19 September, 1500. £20,000 – 30,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Western Manuscripts & Works on Paper. January 25, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions Jan. 25:</b> Primaleon.- Los tres libros del muy esforçado cavallero Primaleon et Polendos su hermano…, Venice, Giovanni Antonio Nicolini da Sabbio for Giovanni Battista Pederzano, February, 1534. £20,000 – 30,000
    <b>Forum Auctions Jan. 25:</b> Bodoni (Giambattista). Manuale Tipografico, 2 vol., Parma, Giambattista Bodoni, 1818. £8,000 – 12,000
    <b>Forum Auctions Jan. 25:</b> Music. Gafurius (Franchinus). Practica musicae, Brescia, Angelus Britannicus, 23 September, 1497. £10,000 – 15,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Western Manuscripts & Works on Paper. January 25, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions Jan. 25:</b> Bonaventura (Saint). A group of three Franciscan mystical texts, [14th century]. £15,000 – 20,000
    <b>Forum Auctions Jan. 25:</b> Boccaccio (Giovanni). Trattatello in laude di Dante, decorated manuscript on paper, Florence, first half of 15th century. £30,000 – 40,000
    <b>Forum Auctions Jan. 25:</b> Greek medical manuscript. Iatrosophion, decorated manuscript on paper, Greece (probably Crete), [first half of 16th century]. £8,000 – 12,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Western Manuscripts & Works on Paper. January 25, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions Jan. 25:</b> Heraldry. Nayler (George). Album of coats of arms compiled from the papers of Sir George Nayler, 114 coats of arms, most with manuscript captions. [17th, 18th & early 19th centuries]. £1,500 – 2,000
    <b>Forum Auctions Jan. 25:</b> Zoffany (Johan). Autograph Letter signed to Messrs. Raikes & Co., merchants, 1p. with conjugate blank and address panel, 17th July 1801, "In consequence of an order I received from General Claud Martin…”<br>£500 - 700
    <b>Forum Auctions Jan. 25:</b> Bury (Richard de, Bishop of Durham). Philobiblon...sive de amore librorum, Oxford, Joseph Barnes, 1599.<br>£4,000 – 6,000

Auction Update Review

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45 Auctions Archived, 26 Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday April 4th, 45 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Database; 19 denominated in US dollars, 9 in British pounds, 15 in euros, 1 in Swiss francs, and 1 in Australian dollars.  Turnover was $21,782,315 as 10,930 lots were offered and 8,066 sold for a 74% success rate.  It was another very strong week.


7 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Sothebys. Photographs on April 1st: $5,166,875
Bonhams. Library of the Late Hugh Selbourne, M.D. on March 25th: $2,628,536
Venator and Hanstein. Books, Prints and Drawings, Autographs on March 21st: $2,376,601
Swann Galleries. Ascension: A Century of African American Art on April 2nd: $2,343,218
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters on March 29th: $2,068,797
Kestenbaum and Company. Judaica: Books and Manuscripts on March 19th: $1,307,521
Christies. 20/21 PHOTOGRAPHS/ LEAVES OF LIGHT AND SHADOW: PHOTOGRAPHS GATHERED BY WILLIAM T. HILLMAN on March 31st: $1,271,000

The Arader Galleries Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Venator and Hanstein Antiphonar. - Liturgische Handschrift auf Pergament, wohl Florenz oder Emilia, 14 Jahrhundert. on March 21st Actual price: USD 1009584.0.
  2. Sothebys THE LITTLE SCREENS on April 1st Actual price: USD 850000.0.
  3. Bonhams The Sceptical Chymist: or Chymico-Physical Doubts & Paradoxes, touching the Spagyrist's Principles commonly call'd Hypostatical, as they are wont to be Propos'd and Defended by the Generality of Alchymists, FIRST EDITION, J. Cadwell, for J. Crooke, 1661 on March 25th Actual price: USD 536500.0.
  4. Sothebys THE BROWN SISTERS on April 1st Actual price: USD 370000.0.
  5. Heritage Auctions Frankenstein (Universal, 1931). Three Sheet (41" X 78.5") Style C. on March 29th Actual price: USD 358500.0. ARader
  6. Venator and Hanstein Atlas maior, sive Cosmographia Blaviana, qua solum, salum, coelum, accuratissime describuntur. 11 Bde. on March 21st Actual price: USD 345384.0.
  7. Sothebys NEGATIVE/POSITIVE PHOTOGRAM PAIR on April 1st Actual price: USD 334000.0.
  8. Sothebys NOTRE DAME DE PARIS on April 1st Actual price: USD 200000.0.
  9. Heritage Auctions The Maltese Falcon (Warner Brothers, 1941). Six Sheet (80.5" X 80"). on March 29th Actual price: USD 191200.0.
  10. Bonhams American white pelican (Pl. CCCXI) on March 31st Actual price: USD 173000.0.
  11. Kestenbaum and Company Prayers for Shabbath, Rosh-Hashanah and Kippur...According to the Order of the Spanish and Portuguese Jews. Translated by Isaac Pinto on March 19th Actual price: USD 159900.0.
  12. Kestenbaum and Company The Occident and American Jewish Advocate. A Monthly Periodical Devoted to the Diffusion of Knowledge of Jewish Literature and Religion. Edited by Isaac Leeser (vol. 26 (ed.) Mayer Sulzberger). on March 19th Actual price: USD 153750.0.
  13. Venator and Hanstein Beschreibung vnd Contrafactur der vornembster Stat der Welt. 6 in 3 Bden on March 21st Actual price: USD 146124.0.
  14. Bonhams The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life, FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, John Murray, 1859 on March 25th Actual price: USD 145780.0.
  15. Sothebys FRED BRIEHL'S BARN, WALLKILL, N. Y.' on April 1st Actual price: USD 137500.0.
  16. Sothebys CHURCH, MOTHERLODE' on April 1st Actual price: USD 125000.0.
  17. Bonhams A Treatise of Human Nature, being an Attempt to introduce the experimental Method of Reasoning into Moral Subjects, 3 vol. (Of the Understanding; Of the Passions; An Appendix... of Morals), FIRST EDITION, John Noon [-Thomas Longman], 1739-1740 on March 25th Actual price: USD 119140.0.
  18. Bonhams Series of over forty autograph letters signed, to Jane, Lady Simon, and her husband Sir John Simon; Ruskin writes on Turner, his bouts of madness, the difficulties he has in loving others, his mission in life, the death of his old nurse and of his mother, on March 25th Actual price: USD 117364.0.
  19. Christies Blast Furnaces, Frontal Views, 1979-1986 on March 31st Actual price: USD 112500.0.
  20. Sothebys MARILYN MONROE, ACTRESS, NEW YORK CITY' on April 1st Actual price: USD 106250.0.
  21. Kestenbaum and Company Speech of Hon. David S. Kaufman of Texas on The Slavery Question. Delivered in the House of Representatives. on March 19th Actual price: USD 92250.0.
  22. Sothebys FROM THE EEL SERIES, ROME annotation in pencil on the reverse, 1977-78 on April 1st Actual price: USD 87500.0.
  23. Sothebys UNTITLED' on April 1st Actual price: USD 87500.0.
  24. Sothebys MOONRISE, HERNANDEZ, NEW MEXICO' on April 1st Actual price: USD 87500.0.
  25. Christies Valencia, 1933 on March 31st Actual price: USD 87500.0.


7 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Sothebys. Photographs on April 1st: $5,166,875
Bonhams. Library of the Late Hugh Selbourne, M.D. on March 25th: $2,628,536
Venator and Hanstein. Books, Prints and Drawings, Autographs on March 21st: $2,376,601
Swann Galleries. Ascension: A Century of African American Art on April 2nd: $2,343,218
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters on March 29th: $2,068,797
Kestenbaum and Company. Judaica: Books and Manuscripts on March 19th: $1,307,521
Christies. 20/21 PHOTOGRAPHS/ LEAVES OF LIGHT AND SHADOW: PHOTOGRAPHS GATHERED BY WILLIAM T. HILLMAN on March 31st: $1,271,000

10 auctions saw total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered:

Bloomsbury Auctions. English and Continental Letters and Documents on March 31st: 233.66%
Bonhams. THE LAUREN BACALL COLLECTION - Prints on March 31st: 210.68%
Ferraton. Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs on March 28th: 162.46%
Venator and Hanstein. Books, Prints and Drawings, Autographs on March 21st: 155.04%
Bonhams. Library of the Late Hugh Selbourne, M.D. on March 25th: 152.58%
Koller Auctions. Old Master Prints on March 27th: 129.88%
Bruun Rasmussen. Modern and Contemporary Prints on March 31st: 115.34%
Cowans Auctions. Wes Cowan Stereoview Auction - online bidstart 3/13 on March 30th: 111.51%
Dorotheum . Prints Before 1900 on April 2nd: 102.82%
Sothebys. The New York Sale on April 1st: 101.12%


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

Dirk Soulis Auctions. The Military Collection of Glen 'Corky' Reed on March 29th: 100.00%
Rago Arts and Auctions. Rago Unreserved: Modern Design and Contemporary Art on March 28th: 100.00%
Rago Arts and Auctions. Rago Unreserved: Rago Unreserved: Early 20th C., Fine Art, Estate goods, Scandinavian on March 27th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 3/22 on March 29th: 100.00%
Bonhams. THE LAUREN BACALL COLLECTION - Prints on March 31st: 100.00%
Cowans Auctions. Wes Cowan Stereoview Auction - online bidstart 3/13 on March 30th: 98.39%
Bloomsbury Auctions. English and Continental Letters and Documents on March 31st: 97.51%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters on March 29th: 93.88%
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Rare and Used Books on March 13th: 93.16%
Ferraton. Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs on March 28th: 90.37%
Bonhams. Library of the Late Hugh Selbourne, M.D. on March 25th: 90.27%
Bruun Rasmussen. Modern and Contemporary Prints on March 31st: 88.61%
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Books, Maps and Prints on March 11th: 86.01%
Bonhams. Wellington, Waterloo and the Napoleonic Wars on April 1st: 82.61%


45 total sales reported this week:

Ferraton. Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs on March 28th: 90.37%
Dorotheum . Prints Before 1900 on April 2nd: 68.82%
Vermot de Pas. Comic Strips on March 28th: 66.49%
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Lenkiewicz Legacy - posters, photos on March 28th: 67.54%
PBA Galleries. Fine Americana and Exploration of the West on April 2nd: 69.56%
Swann Galleries. Ascension: A Century of African American Art on April 2nd: 70.22%
Bonhams. Wellington, Waterloo and the Napoleonic Wars on April 1st: 82.61%
Cowans Auctions. Wes Cowan Stereoview Auction - online bidstart 3/13 on March 30th: 98.39%
Ader. Ancient and Modern Medicinal Books on May 14th: 46.26%
Ader. Photo Books - Collection of Jean-Claude Eidelman, Part 2 on April 1st: 75.21%
Aguttes. Photography on March 30th: 25.00%
Sothebys. The New York Sale on April 1st: 78.57%
Sothebys. Photographs on April 1st: 76.60%
Auctionata. Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts on March 30th: 46.77%
Auctionata. Modern Masters - Prints on March 31st: 25.37%
Bloomsbury Auctions. English and Continental Letters and Documents on March 31st: 97.51%
Bonhams. THE LAUREN BACALL COLLECTION - Prints on March 31st: 100.00%
Christies. 20/21 PHOTOGRAPHS/ LEAVES OF LIGHT AND SHADOW: PHOTOGRAPHS GATHERED BY WILLIAM T. HILLMAN on March 31st: 49.14%
Bruun Rasmussen. Modern and Contemporary Prints on March 31st: 88.61%
Bruun Rasmussen. Old Master Prints on March 30th: 66.67%
Australian Book Auctions. Books and Documents on March 30th: 78.62%
OSENAT. BONNARD - COLLECTION ANTOINE TERRASSE - Prints, books on March 29th: 66.67%
Dirk Soulis Auctions. The Military Collection of Glen 'Corky' Reed on March 29th: 100.00%
Rago Arts and Auctions. Rago Unreserved: Modern Design and Contemporary Art on March 28th: 100.00%
Rago Arts and Auctions. Rago Unreserved: Rago Unreserved: Early 20th C., Fine Art, Estate goods, Scandinavian on March 27th: 100.00%
Neret Minet and Tessier. Posters on March 27th: 49.36%
Koller Auctions. Old Master Prints on March 27th: 76.47%
Grays Auctioneers. Books and Prints on February 18th: 39.53%
Grays Auctioneers. Fine Art - Prints on March 25th: 44.78%
Binoche et Giquello. Photographs on March 27th: 69.70%
Aguttes. Automobilia on March 21st: 56.03%
Tooveys. Prints on March 25th: 72.73%
Beaussant Lefevre. Photographs on March 25th: 64.21%
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Rare and Used Books on March 13th: 93.16%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Books - Day 2 on March 27th: 66.37%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Books and Ephemera on March 26th: 72.69%
Tooveys. Militaria on March 25th: 66.67%
Auctionata. Photography and Prints on March 27th: 48.54%
Auctionata. Precious Manuscripts, Books and Prints on March 23rd: 34.23%
Venator and Hanstein. Books, Prints and Drawings, Autographs on March 21st: 50.35%
Kestenbaum and Company. Judaica: Books and Manuscripts on March 19th: 61.29%
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Books, Maps and Prints on March 11th: 86.01%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 3/22 on March 29th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters on March 29th: 93.88%
Bonhams. Library of the Late Hugh Selbourne, M.D. on March 25th: 90.27%

For the week ahead 26 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Apr. 6th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Doodle for Hunger Illustration Art Auction Benefiting St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelter - online. 43 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Old Master Prints. 12 lots

Tue. Apr. 7th
Christies. New York. DON MCLEAN'S 'AMERICAN PIE': THE ORIGINAL LYRICS. 1 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 100 lots

Wed. Apr. 8th
Heritage Auctions. New York. Historical Manuscripts. 420 lots
Heritage Auctions. New York. Rare Books. 1174 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps & Documents; Travel, Atlases & Natural History. 541 lots

Thu. Apr. 9th
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. The Library of a Gentleman. 289 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Animation Art. 1353 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Early Printed, Medical, Scientific and Travel Books. 330 lots
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Ancient and Modern Books. 219 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 4/2. 356 lots
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Naples Online. 36 lots

Fri. Apr. 10th
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Western Prospects: Discovering Americana & Numismatics (session 1). 688 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Pictures and Prints. 99 lots
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Paul Coze Archives - Wakanda. 70 lots
Beaussant Lefevre. Paris. Asia - Prints. 48 lots
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. Prints. 67 lots
Charlton Hall. West Columbia, SC. 86 Anniversary Auction - Books and Prints. 46 lots

Sat. Apr. 11th
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . Estate Auction. 27 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Western Prospects: Discovering Americana & Numismatics (session 2). 365 lots

Sun. Apr. 12th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 4/5.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 4/5.
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books.
Carlsen Gallery. Greenville, NY. "Spring Fling" ANTIQUE AUCTION - Prints. 55 lots
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. The Empire at Fontainebleau. 231 lots

We're now in April and the focus shifts to New York.  Best of luck to all the players.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

 

  • <b>Sotheby’s New York: Alexander Hamilton: An Important Family Archive of Letters and Manuscripts. January 18, 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s New York Jan 18:</b> Alexander Hamilton's Appointment as Aide-De-Camp to General George Washington. $150,000 – 250,000
    <b>Sotheby’s New York Jan 18:</b> Alexander Hamilton. Correspondence about his reputation as a soldier and a gentleman nearly provoking a duel, 1779. $100,000 -150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s New York Jan 18:</b> Alexander Hamilton. The earliest surviving love letter from Hamilton to his future wife Elizabeth Schuyler. $40,000 – 60,000
    <b>Sotheby’s New York: Alexander Hamilton: An Important Family Archive of Letters and Manuscripts. January 18, 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s New York Jan 18:</b> Alexander Hamilton. Autograph letter signed to Elizabeth Schuyler; a love letter that also announces the arrival of French General Rochambeau. $15,000 – 20,000
    <b>Sotheby’s New York Jan 18:</b> Alexander Hamilton. Autograph letter to Elizabeth Schuyler, announcing the treason of Benedict Arnold. $35,000 – 50,000
    <b>Sotheby’s New York Jan 18:</b> Alexander Hamilton. Autograph letter signed to Elizabeth Hamilton, announcing that the army is preparing to engage Cornwallis in Virginia. $30,000 – 50,000
    <b>Sotheby’s New York: Alexander Hamilton: An Important Family Archive of Letters and Manuscripts. January 18, 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s New York Jan 18:</b> Alexander Hamilton. Autograph letter draft to John Jay, concerning his lawsuit against Lewis Littlepage and Henry Brockholst Livingston. $10,000 – 15,000
    <b>Sotheby’s New York Jan 18:</b> Alexander Hamilton. Autograph notes prepared for President Washington's third annual message to congress. $15,000 – 25,000
    <b>Sotheby’s New York Jan 18:</b> Alexander Hamilton. A prevously unrecorded autograph draft of Pacificus essay no. VI.<br>$300,000 – 500,000
    <b>Sotheby’s New York: Alexander Hamilton: An Important Family Archive of Letters and Manuscripts. January 18, 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s New York Jan 18:</b> Alexander Hamilton. Autograph letter draft to an unnamed recipient (but possibly Jeremiah Wadsworth), regarding the presidential election of 1796. $25,000 – 35,000
    <b>Sotheby’s New York Jan 18:</b><br>Philip Hamilton. Autograph letter signed to his father, Alexander Hamilton, ("Dear Papa"), discussing his schooling and his desire to be "a good man." $8,000 – 12,000
    <b>Sotheby’s New York Jan 18:</b> Alexander Hamilton. Two autograph memoranda, one with a diagram, planning the gardens at the grange. $15,000 – 25,000
  • <b>Case Antiques: Winter Art and Antiques Auction. January 21, 2017</b>
    <b>Case Antiques Jan. 21:</b> Cassilly Adams, Civil War era watercolor on paper painting of the navy vessel upon which he was stationed: the U.S.S. Osage. $3,000 – 5,000
    <b>Case Antiques Jan. 21:</b> Audubon, John James and John Bachman, <i>The Quadrupeds of North America.</i> New York: V.G. Audubon, 1854. 3 volumes. $2,400 – 3,400
    <b>Case Antiques Jan. 21:</b> Roulstone, George. <i>LAWS OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE.</i> Printed and published by George Roulstone, Knoxville, (Tennessee), 1803. $2,000 – 3,000
    <b>Case Antiques: Winter Art and Antiques Auction. January 21, 2017</b>
    <b>Case Antiques Jan. 21:</b> Heap, Gwin Harris. <i>CENTRAL ROUTE TO THE PACIFIC, FROM THE VALLEY OF THE MISSISSIPPI TO CALIFORNIA…</i> Philadelphia/London, 1854.<br>$1,800 – 2,200
    <b>Case Antiques Jan. 21:</b> FDR’s personal copy of <i>The Great Smoky Mountains"</i> by Laura Thornborough. Published by Thomas Y. Crowell Company, New York, 1937.<br>$1,500 – 1,800
    <b>Case Antiques Jan. 21:</b> Latour, Arsene Lacarriere. <i>HISTORICAL MEMOIR OF THE WAR IN WEST FLORIDA AND LOUISIANA IN 1814 – 1815. WITH AN ATLAS.</i> Philadelphia, 1816.<br>$1,200 – 1,500
    <b>Case Antiques: Winter Art and Antiques Auction. January 21, 2017</b>
    <b>Case Antiques Jan. 21:</b> [Kennedy Autograph Signature] Kennedy, John F. <i>Profiles in Courage.</i> New York Harper & Brothers, (1956).<br>$1,200 – 1,500
    <b>Case Antiques Jan. 21:</b> Sam Houston signed land document, granting Elias Riddle 100 acres in Bledsoe County, Tennessee "in the grassy cove…" dated February 22, 1828.<br>$1,000 – 1,200
    <b>Case Antiques Jan. 21:</b> "The State of Kentucky with Adjoining Territories" Map, by John Payne, engraved by John Scoles, published by John Low, New York, 1800. $500 – 700
    <b>Case Antiques: Winter Art and Antiques Auction. January 21, 2017</b>
    <b>Case Antiques Jan. 21:</b> Civil War era letter and 4 carte de visites, including Confederate Generals. $300 – 500
    <b>Case Antiques Jan. 21:</b> 12 Bank of East Tennessee Pre Civil War Bills. $350 – 450
    <b>Case Antiques Jan. 21:</b> 2 Early Homeopathy books by Alva Curtis. $300 – 400
  • <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>Swann Auction Galleries, Jan 26: Alphonse Mucha & Masters of Art Nouveau: The Harry C. Meyerhoff Collection</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Jan 26:</b> Alphonse Mucha, <i>Princezna Hyacinta</i>, 1911. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Jan 26:</b><br><i>Les Maîtres de l'Affiche</i>, 5 volumes, Paris, 1896-1900.<br>$35,000 to $50,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Jan 26:</b> Alphonse Mucha, <i>Job</i>, 1896.<br>$15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Jan 26: Alphonse Mucha & Masters of Art Nouveau: The Harry C. Meyerhoff Collection</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Jan 26:</b> Alphonse Mucha, <i>Bleuze - Hadancourt Parfumeur</i>, circa 1899.<br>$15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Jan 26:</b> Alphonse Mucha, <i>Lygie</i>, 1901. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Jan 26:</b> Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, <i>Babylone d'Allemagne</i>, 1894.<br>$30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Jan 26: Alphonse Mucha & Masters of Art Nouveau: The Harry C. Meyerhoff Collection</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Jan 26:</b> Alphonse Mucha, <i>Zodiac / La Plume</i>, 1896. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Jan 26:</b> Alphonse Mucha, <i>The Seasons</i>, 4 panels on silk, 1900.<br>$15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Jan 26:</b> Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, <i>Aristide Bruant dans son Cabaret</i>, 1893. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Jan 26: Alphonse Mucha & Masters of Art Nouveau: The Harry C. Meyerhoff Collection</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Jan 26:</b> Alphonse Mucha, <i>Monaco / Monte-Carlo</i>, 1897. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Jan 26:</b> Alphonse Mucha, <i>Medee / Sarah Bernhardt</i>, 1898. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Jan 26:</b> Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, <i>Confetti</i>, 1894. $40,000 to $60,000.
  • <b>Bonhams: History of Science and Technology. December 7, 2016</b>
    <b>Bonhams Dec. 7:</b> EINSTEIN, ALBERT. <i>Die Grundlage der allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie.</i> Leipzig: Johann Ambrosius Barth, 1916.<br>$80,000 – 120,000
    <b>Bonhams Dec. 7:</b> NEWTON, ISAAC. Autograph Manuscript in English, Signed Integrally ("Isaac Newton"). $50,000 – 70,000
    <b>Bonhams Dec. 7:</b> DARWIN, CHARLES. <i>On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life</i>. London: John Murray, 1859. $25,000 – 35,000
    <b>Bonhams: History of Science and Technology. December 7, 2016</b>
    <b>Bonhams Dec. 7:</b> NEWTON, ISAAC. <i>The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy.</i> London: Benjamin Motte, 1729.<br>$20,000 – 30,000
    <b>Bonhams Dec. 7:</b> HEISENBERG, WERNER. Autograph Manuscript entitled "<i>Entwicklung der Theorie der Elementarteilche,</i>” [1964].<br>$15,000 – 25,000
    <b>Bonhams Dec. 7:</b> BERNOULLI, DANIEL. <i>Hydrodynamica, sive De viribus et motibus fluidorum commentarii.</i> Strasbourg: Johann Heinrich Decker for Johann Reinhold Dulsecker, 1738. $5,000 – 7,000
    <b>Bonhams: Voices of the 20th Century. December 7, 2016</b>
    <b>Bonhams Dec. 7:</b> [TARKOVSKY, ANDREI ARSENIEVICH.] STRUGATSKY, BORIS AND ARKADY. Typed Manuscript for <i>Stalker</i>, being the director's working script, 1977. $150,000 – 200,000
    <b>Bonhams Dec. 7:</b> HEMINGWAY, ERNEST. Typed Manuscript of "Marlin Off the Morro: A Cuban Letter," n.p., [1933]. $30,000 – 50,000
    <b>Bonhams Dec. 7:</b> SALINGER, JEROME DAVID. 4 Autograph Letters, 2 of which Signed ("Jerry") and 6 Typed Letters, 2 of which Initialed ("J"). $30,000 – 50,000
    <b>Bonhams: Voices of the 20th Century. December 7, 2016</b>
    <b>Bonhams Dec. 7:</b> PASTERNAK, BORIS LEONIDOVICH. Typed Manuscript Carbon, "Doktor Zhivago," with some typed corrections, Moscow, 1948. $30,000 – 50,000
    <b>Bonhams Dec. 7:</b> MILNE, ALAN ALEXANDER. Autograph Manuscript Signed 3 times ("A.A. Milne"), entitled "Peace with Honour: An Enquiry into the War Convention," 1934.<br>$30,000 – 50,000
    <b>Bonhams Dec. 7:</b> FROST, ROBERT. Autograph Manuscript Signed ("Robert Frost"), titled "Gold for Christmas," 1952. $15,000 – 20,000
  • <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b><br>SAXTON, Christopher. <i>The Travellers Guide being the best Mapp of the Kingdom of England and Principality of Wales</i>. London, [1583, but c.1716].
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b><br>VISSCHER, Claes Jansz. <i>Novissima et Accuratissima Leonis Belgici</i>. Amsterdam, Claes Jansz Visscher, [1611-1621 or later].
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b> PTOLEMAEUS, Claudius. <i>Decima Asie Tabula</i>. Ulm, Lienhart Holle, 16 July 1482.
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b><br>WIT, Frederick de, and Gerard VALK. <i>Orbis Terrarum Nova et Accurata Tabula</i>. Amsterdam, Gerard Valk, [c.1690-1700].
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b><br>APIANUS, Petrus. <i>Astronomicum Caesareum</i>. Ingolstadt, Peter Apian, 1540.
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b><br>CASSINI, Jean-Dominique. <i>Carte de la Lune</i>. Paris, Jean-Dominique Cassini, 1787.
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b> PTOLEMAEUS, Claudius. <i>Geographicae enarrationis libri octo</i>. Argentoragi, 1525.
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b><br>[SAXTON, Christopher]. <i> [An Atlas of England and Wales]</i>. [London, Christopher Saxton, 1579].
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b> Commission des sciences et arts d'Egypte. <i>Description de l’Égypte</i>… Paris, Imprimerie impériale - Imprimerie royale, 1809-1828.
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b> CHURCHMAN, John. <i>To George Washington President of the United States of America this Magnetic Atlas or Variation Chart is humbly inscribed by John Churchman</i>. Philadelphia, 1790.
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b><br>APIANUS, Petrus. <i>Tipus Orbis Universalis</i>. Vienna, Johannes Camertius, 1520.
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b><br>LORIOT, A[uguste], [after] Nicolas LANE. <i>[Pocket globe]</i>. London, 65 New Bond Street, 1809.
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b><br>BLAEU, Johannes. <i>Grooten Atlas</i>. Amsterdam, Joan Blaeu, 1662-1665.
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b><br>INGEBORG BRUN, Emmy. <i>Mars efter Lowell’s Glober 1894-1914</i>. Denmark, [c1915].
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b><br>LUTHER, Martin. <i>Der vierde Teil aller Bücher vnd Schrifften des thewren seligen Mans</i>. Gedruckt zu Jhena, Durch Christian Rödinger, 1556.