• <b>Sotheby’s New York: The Bible Collection of Dr. Charles Caldwell Ryrie. December 5, 2016</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s New York Dec. 5:</b> John Wycliffe. <i>WYCLIFFITE NEW TESTAMENT IN THE LATER VERSION, IN MIDDLE ENGLISH [ENGLAND, 1ST HALF OF THE 15TH CENTURY]</i>. $500,000-800,000
    <b>Sotheby’s New York Dec. 5:</b> Bible in English [King James Version]. <i>THE HOLY BIBLE, CONTEYNING THE OLD TESTAMENT, AND THE NEW… LONDON: ROBERT BARKER, 1611.</i> $400,000-600,000
    <b>Sotheby’s New York Dec. 5:</b> Bible in English. Tyndale's Pentateuch. <i>THE FIRSTE BOKE OF MOSES CALLED GENESIS [?FYFTE BOKE OF MOSES CALLED DEUTERONOMYE.] [ANTWERP: JOHAN HOOCHSTRATEN, 1530].</i> $300,000-500,000
    <b>Sotheby’s New York: The Bible Collection of Dr. Charles Caldwell Ryrie. December 5, 2016</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s New York Dec. 5:</b> Eliot, John. <i>[BIBLE IN MASSACHUSET, NATICK DIALECT:] MAMUSSE WUNNEETUPANATAMWE UP-BIBLIUM GOD… CAMBRIDGE, MA: SAMUEL GREEN AND MARMADUKE JOHNSON, 1663–61.</i> $175,000-250,000
    <b>Sotheby’s New York Dec. 5:</b> [Italian Bible]. <i>BIBLE WITH PROLOGUES AND INTERPRETATIONS OF HEBREW NAMES, IN LATIN. [ITALY (PROBABLY BOLOGNA)], DATED 1273</I>.<br>$150,000-250,000
    <b>Sotheby’s New York Dec. 5:</b> Bible in English, Coverdale's Version. <i>BIBLIA. THE BIBLE, THAT IS, THE HOLY SCRIPTURE OF THE OLDE AND NEW TESTAMENT, FAITHFULLY AND TRULY TRANLSATED OUT OF DOUCHE AND LATYN IN TO ENGLISH, 1535-1536.</i> $150,000-250,00
    <b>Sotheby’s New York: The Bible Collection of Dr. Charles Caldwell Ryrie. December 5, 2016</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s New York Dec. 5:</b> Bible, Polyglot [The Complutensian Polyglot]. <i>VETUS TESTAMENTUM MULTIPLICI LINGUA NUNC PRIMO IMPRESSUM… [ALCALÀ DE HENARES: ARNAO GUILLÉN DE BROCAR, 1514–1517]</i>. $80,000-120,000
    <b>Sotheby’s New York Dec. 5:</b> Psalter in Greek. <i>[GREEK TITLE: PSALTÊRION]. VENICE: ALDUS MANUTIUS [CA. 1496-1498; NOT AFTER 1 OCTOBER 1498]</i>. $80,000-120,000
    <b>Sotheby’s New York Dec. 5:</b> Bible in German. <i>BIBLIA, DAS IST DIE GANTZE HEILIGE SCHRIFT DEUDSCH.  AUGSBURG: HEYNRICH STEYNER, 1535</i>. $80,000-120,000
    <b>Sotheby’s New York: The Bible Collection of Dr. Charles Caldwell Ryrie. December 5, 2016</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s New York Dec. 5:</b> Thomas à Kempis. <i>IMITATIO CHRISTI. [AUGSBURG:] GÜNTHER ZAINER, [NOT AFTER 6 MAY 1473]</i>. $50,000-70,000
    <b>Sotheby’s New York Dec. 5:</b> The Four Gospels, in Greek. <i>FOUR GOSPELS WITH COMMENTARY, IN GREEK. [CONSTANTINOPLE, 11TH CENTURY]</i>. $50,000-80,000
    <b>Sotheby’s New York Dec. 5:</b> Bible in Latin. <i>A LEAF FROM THE GUTENBERG BIBLE. [MAINZ: JOHANN GUTENBERG AND JOHANN FUST, 1455]</I>.<br> $50,000-70,000
  • <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>Jasper52: Ernest Hemingway Book Auction. Now through December 3rd</b>
    <b>Jasper52, now thru Dec. 3:</b><br>Ernest Hemingway, <i>The Torrents of Spring</i>, First Edition. $500-800
    <b>Jasper52, now thru Dec. 3:</b><br>Edward O’Brien, <i>The Best Short Stories of 1923</i>, Signed. $600-800
    <b>Jasper52, now thru Dec. 3:</b><br>Ernest Hemingway, <i>A Farewell To Arms</i>, First Edition. $800-1000
    <b>Jasper52: Ernest Hemingway Book Auction. Now through December 3rd</b>
    <b>Jasper52, now thru Dec. 3:</b><br>20 Exclusive Collectors Edition Hemingway Books. $1000-1500
    <b>Jasper52, now thru Dec. 3:</b><br>Helen Wentworth, <i>Sunnyside Children</i>, Signed. $1500-2500
    <b>Jasper52, now thru Dec. 3:</b><br>Ernest Hemingway’s personal Basic Field Manual, Signed. $8000-12,000
    <b>Jasper52: Ernest Hemingway Book Auction. Now through December 3rd</b>
    <b>Jasper52, now thru Dec. 3:</b><br>Three Books by Hemingway: <i>The Sun Also Rises</i> (1953), <i>Men Without Women</i> (1927), <i>A Farewell to Arms</i> (1929). $50-150
    <b>Jasper52, now thru Dec. 3:</b><br>Ernest Hemingway, <i>Green Hills Of Africa</i>, First Edition. $300-500
    <b>Jasper52, now thru Dec. 3:</b><br>Ernest Hemingway, <i>The Sun Also Rises</i>, First Edition. $300-500
    <b>Jasper52: Ernest Hemingway Book Auction. Now through December 3rd</b>
    <b>Jasper52, now thru Dec. 3:</b><br>Ernest Hemingway, <i>The Old Man & Sea</i>, First Club Edition. $15-30
    <b>Jasper52, now thru Dec. 3:</b><br>Scribner’s Magazine 50th Anniversary 1887-1937. $15-30
    <b>Jasper52, now thru Dec. 3:</b><br>Ernest Hemingway, <i>A Moveable Feast</i>, First English Edition. $30-50

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>Seth Kaller:</b> Leaves from<br>George Washington's Own Draft <br>of His first Inaugural Address. An Extraordinary Rarity!
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Declaration of Independence: Benjamin Tyler 1818 - First Print with Facsimile Signatures.
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Thomas Jefferson Signed Act of Contress Authorizing Alexander Hamilton to Complete Famous Portland Maine Lighthouse.
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Emanuel Leutze. Silk Flag Banner designed by Leutze, created by Tiffany & Co., and presented to Gen. John A. Dix, 1864.
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> The "greatest of early American maps … a masterpiece" (Corcoran). Thomas Holme.
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Albert Einstein. Autograph Letter Signed. Einstein Counsels His Son ... Meaning of Life.
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Frederick Douglass. Autograph Letter Signed to unknown correspondent. Washington, D.C.
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Harry Truman. Autograph Manuscript Notebook for Kansas City Law School Night Class.
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Robert E. Lee. Autograph Letter Signed, June 11, 1863. Hours after the Battle of Culpeper Court House, Lee Escapes Again.
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> George Washington. Letter Signed, as Commander-in-Chief, Continental Army, to Elias Dayton, Headquarters, [Newburgh, N.Y.], June 11, 1782.
  • <b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers: Rare Books, Literature, Manuscripts, Maps & Works of Art. December 13, 2016</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy Dec. 13:</b> Excessively Rare Benjamin Franklin Imprint. Estaugh (John). <i>A Call to the Unfaithful Professors of Truth</i>, Philadelphia: Printed by B. Franklin, 1744. €7,000 – 10,000
    <b>Fonsie Mealy Dec. 13:</b> Original Signed Volume from the Dean Swift's Library. [Swift (Dr. Jonathan)] Grotius (Hugo). <i>De Jure Belli ac Pacis Libri Tres</i>, Amsterdam: (J. Blaeu) 1670. €10,000 – 15,000
    <b>Fonsie Mealy Dec. 13:</b> Cresswell (Samuel Gurney). <i>A Series of Eight Sketches in Colour; together with a Coloured Map of the Route</i>, London: (Day & Son) July 25, 1854.<br>€15,000 – 20,000
    <b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers: Rare Books, Literature, Manuscripts, Maps & Works of Art. December 13, 2016</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy Dec. 13:</b> Of Legendary Rarity - First Printing of Shakespeare Outside England. Shakespeare (Wm.). <i>The Works of Shakespeare</i> In Eight Volumes. Dublin: 1726.<br>€7,000 – 10,000
    <b>Fonsie Mealy Dec. 13:</b> Lewin (W.). <i>The Birds of Great Britain</i>, 8 vols in 4, with 335 hand-coloured plates, 1795 – 1801. €1,500 – 2,000
    <b>Fonsie Mealy Dec. 13:</b> 18th Century Manuscript Relating to Massachusetts Bay, c. 1750.<br>€350 – 500
    <b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers: Rare Books, Literature, Manuscripts, Maps & Works of Art. December 13, 2016</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy Dec. 13:</b> Alexander (Wm.). <i>Picturesque Representations of The Dress and Manners of the Chinese</i>, with 50 hand-coloured plates, 1814. €600 – 800
    <b>Fonsie Mealy Dec. 13:</b> Manuscript Estate Atlas - Neville (Arthur Richard). <i>The Estate of Sir John Coghill Bart</i>, 1791. €10,000 – 15,000
    <b>Fonsie Mealy Dec. 13:</b> Unique Collection of Ballads by Brendan Behan Behan. €3,000 – 4,000
    <b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers: Rare Books, Literature, Manuscripts, Maps & Works of Art. December 13, 2016</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy Dec. 13:</b> Original Manuscript of Edith Somerville's Unpublished Children's Book. Somerville (Edith). <i>GROWLY-WOWLY. Or, The Story of the Three Little Pigs</i>. €3,500 – 5,000
    <b>Fonsie Mealy Dec. 13:</b> Full Set of Cuala Press Broadsides with fine hand-coloured illustrations by Jack B. Yeats, 1908 – 1915. €4,000 – 6,000
    <b>Fonsie Mealy Dec. 13:</b> Eyzinger (Michael). <i>Ad Leonis Belgici Topographicam atque Historicam Descriptionem</i>, [Cologne:] 1586. €3,000 – 4,000
  • <b>Dorothy Sloan Rare Books:<br>La Invasíon Norteamericana and the Mexican-American War.<br>December 15 & 16, 2016</b>
    <b>Dorothy Sloan Books Dec. 15 & 16:</b> [ARTILLERY]. KITCHEN, D.C. <i>Record of the Wyoming Artillerists.</I> Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania: Alvin Day Printer, 1874. $2,000-4,000
    <b>Dorothy Sloan Books Dec. 15 & 16:</b> UNITED STATES AND MEXICAN BOUNDARY COMMISSION. EMORY, William Hemsley. <i>Report of the United States and Mexican Boundary Survey, Made under the Direction of the Secretary of the Interior…</i><br>$3,000-6,000
    <b>Dorothy Sloan Books Dec. 15 & 16:</b> RICHARDSON, William H. <i>Journal of William H. Richardson, a Private Soldier in the Campaign of New and Old Mexico…</i>. Baltimore: John H. Woods, 1848. $3,000-6,000
    <b>Dorothy Sloan Rare Books:<br>La Invasíon Norteamericana and the Mexican-American War.<br>December 15 & 16, 2016</b>
    <b>Dorothy Sloan Books Dec. 15 & 16:</b> GARCÍA CONDE, Pedro. <i>Carta geografica general de la Republica Mexicana…</i> $30,000-60,000
    <b>Dorothy Sloan Books Dec. 15 & 16:</b> EMORY, William Hemsley. <i>Map of Texas and the Countries Adjacent: Compiled in the Bureau of the Corps of Topographical Engineers; From the Best Authorities…</i> [Washington, 1844]. $7,500-15,000
    <b>Dorothy Sloan Books Dec. 15 & 16:</b> THORPE, Thomas Bangs. <i>Our Army at Monterey. Being a Correct Account of the Proceedings and Events which Occurred to the “Army of Occupation”…</i> Philadelphia, 1847. $400-800
    <b>Dorothy Sloan Rare Books:<br>La Invasíon Norteamericana and the Mexican-American War.<br>December 15 & 16, 2016</b>
    <b>Dorothy Sloan Books Dec. 15 & 16:</b> <i>The Rough and Ready Songster: Embellished with Twenty-Five Splendid Engravings, Illustrative of the American Victories in Mexico…</i> New York; St. Louis, Mo [ca. 1848].<br>$500-1,000
    <b>Dorothy Sloan Books Dec. 15 & 16:</b> CURRIER, Nathaniel (publisher). <i>The Brilliant Charge of Capt. May At the Battle of Resaca de la Palma (Palm Ravine) 9th of May…</i> $150-300 
    <b>Dorothy Sloan Books Dec. 15 & 16:</b> [RINGGOLD, SAMUEL]. WYNNE, James. <i>Memoir of Major Samuel Ringgold, United States Army: Read Before the Maryland Historical Society, April 1st, 1847.</i> Baltimore, 1847. $500-1,000
    <b>Dorothy Sloan Rare Books:<br>La Invasíon Norteamericana and the Mexican-American War.<br>December 15 & 16, 2016</b>
    <b>Dorothy Sloan Books Dec. 15 & 16:</b> [TAYLOR, ZACHARY]. <i>Life of General Taylor from the Best Authorities.</i> New York: Nafis and Cornish; St. Louis, Mo.: Nafis, Cornish & Co., 1847.<br>$500-1,000
    <b>Dorothy Sloan Books Dec. 15 & 16:</b> TILDEN, Bryant Parrott, Jr. <i>Notes on the Upper Rio Grande, Explored in the Months of October and November, 1846, on Board the U.S. Steamer Major Brown…</i> Philadelphia, 1847.<br>$5,000-10,000
    <b>Dorothy Sloan Books Dec. 15 & 16:</b> [WORTH, WILLIAM J.]. <i>Life of General Worth; To Which is Added a Sketch of the Life of Brigadier-General Wool.</i> New York: Nafis & Cornish; St. Louis, Mo.: Nafis, Cornish & Co., 1847.<br>$200-400
  • <b>19th Century Shop.</b> CURTIS, EDWARD. <i>Original glass plate photograph, Honovi – Walpi Snake Priest, prepared by Curtis for the printing of The North American Indian</i>, c.1910
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> (AMERICAN WEST.), Watkins, Taber, Savage, and others. <i>Magnificent Album of Mammoth Photographs of the American West, with other subjects various</i>, ca. 1865-1880s
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> DARWIN, CHARLES. <i>Darwin Family Photograph Album</i>. Down, Kent, 1871-1879
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> (SECRET SERVICE). <i>The photographic archive, papers, and relics of William Kennoch, Secret Service Agent</i>. Various places, 1870s and 1880s
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> (AMERICAN REVOLUTION). <i>Daguerreotype Portrait of Baltus Stone, the earliest photo of a Revolution veteran,</i> 1846
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 8:<br>Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 8:</b> Laurie & Whittle, <i>The Complete East-India Pilot</i>, with 113 maps, London, 1797. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 8:</b> George W. Browning, 134 sketches of natural history & landscape subjects, American West, 1880s-90s.<br>$4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 8:</b> Catesby & Ehret, <i>Magnolia Grandiflora</i>, from first edition <i>Natural History of Carolina</i>, London, 1731-43. $5,000 to $7,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 8:<br>Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 8:</b> Petrus Plancius, <i>The Spice Map</i>, hand-colored, London, 1598.<br>$20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 8:</b><br>John Miller, <i>Illustratio Systematis Sexualis Linnaei</i>, London, 1770-77. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 8:</b> Thomas Shotter Boys, <i>Original Views of London As It Is</i>, de luxe issue, 26 hand-colored lithographs, London, 1842. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 8:<br>Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 8:</b> Frederick de Wit, <i>Belgi XVII Provinciarum Tabula</i>, true first state wall map, Amsterdam, ca 1670. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 8:</b><br>John James Audubon, <i>Passenger Pigeon, Plate LXII</i>, aquatint & engraving before color, London, 1829. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 8:</b> Joannes Clericus, <i>Atlas Atiquus, Sacer, Ecclesiasticus et Profanus</i>, Amsterdam, 1705. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 8:<br>Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 8:</b> Matthaus Seutter, <i>Atlas Novus sive Tabulae Geographicae totius Orbis</i>, Augsburg, ca 1735.<br>$10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 8:</b> William Roscoe, <i>Monandrian Plants of the Order Scitamineae</i>, Liverpool, 1824-28. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 8:</b><br>John James Audubon, <i>The Mocking Bird</i>, hand-colored aquatint & engraving, London, 1827.<br>$7,000 to $10,000.
  • <b>Neal Auction Company: Louisiana Purchase Auction.<br>December 2 – 4, 2016</b>
    <b>Neal Auction Company Dec 2 – 4:</b> Collot, George Henri Victor (French, 1750-1805). "A General Map of the River Ohio, From its source to its mounth” [sic]. $4000 – 6000
    <b>Neal Auction Company Dec 2 – 4:</b> Empire Brass Copernican Armillary Sphere, early 19th c., bands engraved in French, showing the signs of the Zodiac, solstice and equinox. $3000 – 5000
    <b>Neal Auction Company Dec 2 – 4:</b> The Exceptionally Important Jordan Noble Infantry Snare Drum, early 19th c., label inscribed in ink "JB Noble" and engraved "Klemm & Brother's / Piano Forte & Music Warehouse”. $200,000 – 250,000
    <b>Neal Auction Company: Louisiana Purchase Auction.<br>December 2 – 4, 2016</b>
    <b>Neal Auction Company Dec 2 – 4:</b> Confederate First National Flag, c. 1861, silk, double sided stars made from sequins and buillon.<br>$3000 – 5000
    <b>Neal Auction Company Dec 2 – 4:</b> Attributed to James Guy Evans (American/New Orleans, 1809-c. 1859, act. 1835-1859), "U.S. Treasury Schooner <i>Whig</i>", 1848, oil on canvas. $35,000 – 45,000
    <b>Neal Auction Company Dec 2 – 4:</b> Thomas Jefferson and James Madison Signed Ship's Passport, dated June 12, 1805, in four languages, signed by Jefferson as President and Madison as Secretary of State. $3000 – 5000
    <b>Neal Auction Company: Louisiana Purchase Auction.<br>December 2 – 4, 2016</b>
    <b>Neal Auction Company Dec 2 – 4:</b> After Marie Adrien Persac (American/Louisiana, 1827-1873), "Norman's Chart of the Lower Mississippi River from Natchez to New Orleans", 1858.<br>$50,000 – 70,000
    <b>Neal Auction Company Dec 2 – 4:</b> [Mitchell's Universal Atlas], <i>A New Universal Atlas Containing Maps of the Various Empires, Kingdoms, States and Republics of the World…</i>, Philadelphia, Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co., 1852. $2500 – 3500
    <b>Neal Auction Company Dec 2 – 4:</b> Annie L. Colladay Braidwood (American/Pennsylvania, mid 19th c.), "Portrait of Andrew Jackson", 1866. $15,000 – 25,000
    <b>Neal Auction Company: Louisiana Purchase Auction.<br>December 2 – 4, 2016</b>
    <b>Neal Auction Company Dec 2 – 4:</b> After George Caleb Bingham (American/Missouri, 1811-1879), "The Jolly Flat Boat Men", 1847, engraving on paper. $3000 – 5000
    <b>Neal Auction Company Dec 2 – 4:</b> John James Audubon, <i>The New York Historical Society Edition of Audubon's Fifty Best Watercolors from The Original Watercolors Preparatory for...Birds of America</i>, 2006, limited #26 of 200. $5000 – 7000
    <b>Neal Auction Company Dec 2 – 4:</b> José Francisco Xavier de Salazar y Mendoza (Mexican/New Orleans, c. 1750-1802), "Portrait of Daniel William Coxe (1769 1852)", 1792. $100,000 – 150,000