• <b>ALDE: May 30, 2018. Books by painters, original bindings, photography, prints and drawings, illustrated books.</b>
    <b>ALDE, May 30:</b> BRETON (André). <i>Arcane 17.</i> New York, Brentano's, 1944. One of the 25 first copies with the original etching signed by Roberto Matta. 6000 to 8000 €
    <b>ALDE, May 30:</b> HÉRON DE VILLEFOSSE (René). <i>La Rivière enchantée.</i> Paris, Bernard Klein, 1951. One of the 25 first copies on japon with an original watercolored drawing signed by Léonard Foujita. 60,000 to 80,000 €
    <b>ALDE, May 30:</b> ILIAZD. <i>Pirosmanachvili 1914.</i> Paris, Le Degré quarante et un, 1972. Dry point signed by Pablo Picasso. 5,000 to 6,000 €
    <b>ALDE: May 30, 2018. Books by painters, original bindings, photography, prints and drawings, illustrated books.</b>
    <b>ALDE, May 30:</b> JARRY (Alfred). <i>Ubu Roi.</i> Paris, Tériade, 1966. 13 lithographs by Joan Miró. 6,000 to 8,000 €
    <b>ALDE, May 30:</b> LEIRIS (Michel). <i>Vivantes cendres, innommées.</i> Paris, Jean Hugues, 1961. 13 original etchings by Alberto Giacometti. 12,000 to 15,000 €
    <b>ALDE, May 30:</b> MATISSE (Henri). <i>Jazz.</i> Paris, Tériade, 1947. 20 original pochoirs by Henri Matisse. 100,000 to 120,000 €
    <b>ALDE: May 30, 2018. Books by painters, original bindings, photography, prints and drawings, illustrated books.</b>
    <b>ALDE, May 30:</b> PAULHAN (Jean). <i>De Mauvais sujets.</i> Paris, Les Bibliophiles de l’Union Française, 1958. 10 etchings by Marc Chagall. 5,000 to 6,000 €
    <b>ALDE, May 30:</b> RONSARD (Pierre de). Layout for the book <i>Florilège des Amours.</i> Paris, Albert Skira, 1948. 128 lithographs, with many corrections by hand by Henri Matisse. 80,000 to 100,000 €
    <b>ALDE, May 30:</b> TING (Walasse). <i>1¢ life.</i> Bern, E.W. Kornfeld, 1964. One of the 100 deluxe copies with the 62 lithographs signed by the 28 artists. 15,000 to 20,000 €
    <b>ALDE: May 30, 2018. Books by painters, original bindings, photography, prints and drawings, illustrated books.</b>
    <b>ALDE, May 30:</b> SUGIMOTO (Hiroshi). <i>Time exposed.</i> Kyoto, Kyoto Shoin Co. Ltd., 1991. 51 offset lithographs. 10,000 to 12,000 €
    <b>ALDE, May 30:</b> SZAFRAN (Sam). Black and brown ink original drawing. 550 x 410 mm. 5,000 to 6,000 €
    <b>ALDE, May 30:</b> KIPLING (Rudyard). <i>La Chasse de Kaa.</i> Paris, Javal et Bourdeaux, 1930. 115 colored woodcuts by Paul Jouve. 5,000 to 6,000 €
  • <b>Chiswick Auctions: Modern First Editions, Illustrated Books & Limited Editions. May 30, 2018</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, May 30:</b> Hammett (Dashiell). <i>The Maltese Falcon,</i> FIRST EDITION. A very good copy of this most influential detective fiction novel. £8,000 to £12,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, May 30:</b> Hemingway (Ernest). <i>In Our Time,</i> FIRST EDITION, NUMBER 137 OF 170 COPIES on Rives handmade paper. £15,000 to £18,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, May 30:</b> Hemingway (Ernest). <i>A Farewell to Arms,</i> FIRST EDITION, inscribed by the author to Mike Murphy, a Hemingway biographer and scholar. £4,000 to £6,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions: Modern First Editions, Illustrated Books & Limited Editions. May 30, 2018</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, May 30:</b> Kerouac (Jack). <i>On the Road,</i> FIRST EDITION, New York, Viking, 1957. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, May 30:</b> Ransome (Arthur). <i>Swallows and Amazons,</i> FIRST EDITION, ownership inscription to half title. Only 2,000 copies of the first edition printed. £3,000 to £4,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, May 30:</b> Sewell (Anna). <i>Black Beauty: His Grooms and Companions. The Autobiography of a Horse. Translated from the original Equine,</i> FIRST EDITION, engraved frontispiece. £3,000 to £4,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions: Modern First Editions, Illustrated Books & Limited Editions. May 30, 2018</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, May 30:</b> Capa (Robert). <i>Omaha Beach D-Day, June 6th, 1944,</i> gelatine silver print, printed under the direct supervision of Cornell Capa, 40 x 50.5 cm. £3,000 to £5,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, May 30:</b> Cartier-Bresson (Henri). 'Loudres – Pilgrims Assemble', silver print, stamps and annotations on verso, very slight scratch, 170 x 240 mm, 1950. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, May 30:</b> Carroll, Lewis [Dodgson, Charles Lutwidge]. <i>The Nursery Alice,</i> FIRST EDITION, a very rare inscribed, dedication copy. £8,000 to £10,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions: Modern First Editions, Illustrated Books & Limited Editions. May 30, 2018</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, May 30:</b> Potter (Beatrix). <i>The Tale of Peter Rabbit,</i> FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING, limited to 250 copies [with] the FIRST PUBLISHED EDITION. £12,000 to £15,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, May 30:</b> Wells (H. G.). <i>War of the Worlds,</i> original Danish manuscript, the text written out in block script ink, with over 620 original drawings in ink and watercolour. £1,800 to £2,200
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, May 30:</b> Toulouse-Lautrec (Henri de).- Clemenceau (Georges). <i>Au Pied de Sinai,</i> NUMBER 104 OF 355 COPIES, with the suite of 10 lithographs by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec in 2 states. £1,500 to £2,000
  • <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Charles Darwin on sexuality and the transmission of hereditary characteristics: Autograph Letter Signed to Lawson Tait. Down, 17 January [1877].
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> MILTON, JOHN. <i>Paradise Lost. A Poem written in ten books.</i> London: 1667. A very rare example with the contemporary binding untouched and with a 1667 title page.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Hamilton secures the ratification of the Constitution: <i>The Debates and Proceedings of the Convention of the State of New-York, assembled at Poughkeespsie, on the 17th June, 1788.</i>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> The social contract “Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains”: ROUSSEAU, JEAN-JACQUES. <i>Principes du Droit Politique [Du Contract Social]</i>. Amsterdam: Michel Rey, 1762
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> “The first English textbook on geometrical land-measurement and surveying”: BENESE, RICHARD. <i>This Boke Sheweth the Maner of Measurynge All Maner of Lande…</i>

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 Books & Manuscripts<br>Marcel Proust – Collection Marie-Claude Mante<br>Auction Paris 24 May 2018</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, May 24:</b> Marc Chagall. <i>Daphnis & Chloé</i>. Paris, Tériade, 1961. 42 original lithographs. One of the 10 copies for the collaborators. 80,000-120,000 €
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, May 24:</b> [Marcel Proust] — Gaston Gallimard. Very important letters to Marcel Proust. 1912-1922. 100,000-150,000 €
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, May 24:</b> JESUITS. <i>Relation de ce qui s’est passé en la Nouvelle France en 1635</i> […] 1672. Period calf binding. Very rare set of letters about life in the French territories among warring Indian tribes. 12,000-18,000 €
    <b>Sotheby’s Books & Manuscripts<br>Marcel Proust – Collection Marie-Claude Mante<br>Auction Paris 24 May 2018</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, May 24:</b> Gustave Flaubert. <i>Madame Bovary</i>. Paris, Michel Lévy Frères, 1857. One of the few deluxe copies, with inscription to Adolphe Gaïffe and a letter. 30,000-50,000 €
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, May 24:</b> A. von Humboldt. <i>Essai politique sur le Royaume de la Nouvelle Espagne.</i> Paris, 1811. Period binding. Complete with the large California/Mexico map. 10,000-15,000 €
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, May 24:</b> [Affaire Dreyfus] — Georges Clemenceau. <i>Démosthène</i>. Paris, Plon-Nourrit et Cie, 1926. Exceptional copy with an inscription to Mathieu Dreyfus, Alfred Dreyfus’ brother. 8,000-<br>12,000 €
    <b>Sotheby’s Books & Manuscripts<br>Marcel Proust – Collection Marie-Claude Mante<br>Auction Paris 24 May 2018</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, May 24:</b> Guillaume Apollinaire. <i>Les trois Don Juan</i>. 1914. Unpublished inscription to Madeleine Pagès and 2 original drawings. 25,000-35,000 €
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, May 24:</b> Marcel Duchamp. <i>L.H.O.O.Q. shaved</i>. [New York, 1965]. One of the 100 deluxe signed copies. With an autographed envelope. 15,000-20,000 €
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, May 24:</b> Francis Bacon — Michel Leiris. <i>Miroir de la tauromachie</i>. [Paris], Daniel Lelong, [1990]. With 4 signed lithographs. 40,000-60,000 €
    <b>Sotheby’s Books & Manuscripts<br>Marcel Proust – Collection Marie-Claude Mante<br>Auction Paris 24 May 2018</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, May 24:</b> Gilbert & George. <i>The Red Sculpture Album</i>. [Londres, Gilbert & George], 1975. One of the 100 existing copies, signed by both of the artists, comprised of 11 original photographs. 10,000-15,000 €
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, May 24:</b> Pablo Picasso — Honoré de Balzac. <i>Chef-d’œuvre inconnu</i>. Paris, Ambroise Vollard, 1931. One of the 65 deluxe copies on Japan paper, with an extra suite of the etchings. 35,000-<br>45,000 €
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, May 24:</b> Marcel Proust. <i>Les Sources sur Loir</i>. Ca 1907-1908. Handwritten manuscript. Rough draft of one of the more beautiful passages of Swann’s Way. 30,000-50,000 €
  • <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. May 31, 2018</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 31:</b> Simcoe (John Graves). Plan of the Province of Upper Canada with part of the Adjacent Countries, manuscript map… with numerous contemporary annotations. £6,000 to £8,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 31:</b> Ramusio (Giovanni Battista). <i>Delle Navigationi et Viaggi,</i> 3 vol., mixed edition, 3 double-page engraved maps and 7 folding woodcut maps, Venice, Giunti, 1613. £6,000 to £8,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 31:</b> Dickens (Charles). <i>A Christmas Carol,</i> first edition, first issue, Chapman & Hall, 1843. £6,000 to £8,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. May 31, 2018</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 31:</b> Book of Hours. Hours of the Virgin [Use of Rome] in Latin, miniature illuminated manuscript on vellum with 6 full-page miniatures and 6 large initials with borders, Flanders, [2nd quarter of 15th century]. £6,000 to £8,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 31:</b> G.K. Chesterton archive. Collection of poems, drawings, letters and cards sent to Enid Simon, 1920s. £6,000 to £8,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 31:</b> Pasternak (Boris). <i>Doktor Zhivago</i> original typescript, 2 vol., with manuscript corrections and insertions by the author, the George Katkov copy, c.1956. £100,000 to £150,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. May 31, 2018</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 31:</b> Tolkien (J.R.R.). <i>The Hobbit,</i> first edition, first impression, 1937. £20,000 to £30,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 31:</b> Milton (John). <i>Paradise Lost & Paradise Regain'd,</i> 2 vol., one of 10 copies printed on vellum, Cresset Press, 1931. £8,000 to £12,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 31:</b> Electricity and the vacuum.- Guericke (Otto von). <i>Experimenta nova (ut vocantur) Magdeburgica de Vacuo Spatio,</i> first edition; bound with <i>Philosophia Universa de Microcosmo</i>. £12,000 to £16,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 31:</b> [The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt & Nubia ...], vignette title and 42 plates from the deluxe subscriber's edition, 1842-1849 (43). £7,000 to £10,000
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 5:</b> Charles Addams, <i>Penguin Convention,</i> watercolor, cover for <i>The New Yorker,</i> 1977. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 5:</b> Ludwig Bemelmans, <i>Agreed! No whiskey anywhere is more deluxe than Walker's DeLuxe,</i> pen, ink & watercolor, 1957. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 5:</b> Charles Schulz, <i>Do you like Beethoven?,</i> pen & ink, 9-panel <i>Peanuts</i> comic, 1970. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 5:</b> Russell Tandy, <i>The Secret in the Old Attic,</i> watercolor & gouache, cover for <i>Nancy Drew,</i> 1944. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 5:</b> Arthur Rackham, <i>Danaë & the Infant Perseus,</i> watercolor, ink & wash, for Hawthorne's <i>A Wonder Book,</i> 1922. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 5:</b> Tom Lovell, <i>I believe in magic too,</i> oil on canvas, published in <i>Woman's Home Companion,</i> 1947. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 5:</b> Enoch Bolles, <i>With Love...,</i> watercolor & gouache, cover for <i>Wow!</i> magazine, 1931. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 5:</b><br>Rick Meyerowitz & Maira Kalman, <i>New Yorkistan,</i> pen, ink & watercolor sketch for a <i>New Yorker cover,</i> 2001. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 5:</b> Jessie Willcox Smith, <i>Touching,</i> watercolor for <i>The Five Senses</i> by Angela M. Keyes, 1911. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 5:</b> Edward Gorey, <i>ABA 75,</i> watercolor & ink, cover for <i>Publisher's Weekly,</i> 1975. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 5:</b> Aubrey Beardsley, <i>Shelter,</i> pen & ink, for <i>Bon-Mots,</i> 1892. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 5:</b> Tedd Arnold, <i>I think it was three days ago...,</i> colored pencil & watercolor, for <i>Parts,</i> 1996. $4,000 to $6,000.
  • <b>Archives International Auctions: U.S., Chinese & Worldwide Banknotes, Scripophily & Coins. May 23, 2018</b>
    <b>Archives International, May 23:</b> Chinese-American Bank of Commerce, 1920 "Harbin" Branch Issue Rarity. $5, P-S231s1, S/M#C271-3.5b, Specimen banknote. $25,000 to $35,000
    <b>Archives International, May 23:</b> Deutsch-Asiatische Bank, 1907 "Peking" Branch High Grade Rarity. 5 Taels, P-S280r S/M#T101-11b, Remainder Banknote. $17,000 to $22,000
    <b>Archives International, May 23:</b> Deutsch-Asiatische Bank, 1907, "Tsingtau" Branch Issue Rarity. $1, P-1a S/M#T101-40, Issued banknote. $8,000 to $16,000
    <b>Archives International Auctions: U.S., Chinese & Worldwide Banknotes, Scripophily & Coins. May 23, 2018</b>
    <b>Archives International, May 23:</b> Spanish American War - Three Per Cent Loan of 1898, $20 Bond. Issued and uncanceled. $6,000 to $10,000
    <b>Archives International, May 23:</b> Winnemucca, NV - $5 Ty. 1, The First NB of Winnemucca, Ch# 3575, Fr#1800-1. $3,000 to $5,000
    <b>Archives International, May 23:</b> National Banknote Assortment of Original 1st Charter, Plain Back and Date Back Issues. Lot of 6 notes, Includes Pennsylvania Nationals, First National Bank of Selins Grove, 1865, $1… $3,200 to $4,400
    <b>Archives International Auctions: U.S., Chinese & Worldwide Banknotes, Scripophily & Coins. May 23, 2018</b>
    <b>Archives International, May 23:</b> People's Bank of China, 1950 Issue Banknote. 50,000 Yuan, P-855 KYJ-C157a S/M#C282-, Issued banknote. $7,000 to $12,500
    <b>Archives International, May 23:</b> Pei-Yang Tientsin Bank, ND (ca.1910) Remainder Banknote. $3, P-S2527 S/M#P35-11. $5,000 to $7,000
    <b>Archives International, May 23:</b> Palestine Foundation Fund - Keren Hayesod Specimen Sacrifice Bond 1922. $1,000, Specimen Bond, "For the Up building of Palestine as a Homeland for the Jewish People". $1,500 to $2,500
  • <b>Bonhams: Results from Fine Books and Manuscripts on March 9, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN. Autograph Manuscript sketch-leaf part of the score of the Scottish Songs, "Sunset" Op. 108 no 2. [Vienna, February 1818]. Inscribed by Alexander Wheelock Thayer. SOLD for $131,250
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> Violin belonging to Albert Einstein, presented to him by Oscar H. Steger, 1933. SOLD for $516,500
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> EINSTEIN, ALBERT. Autograph Letter Signed ("Papa") to his son Hans Albert, discussing his involvement with the atomic bomb, September 2, 1945. SOLD for $106,250
    <b>Bonhams: Results from Fine Books and Manuscripts on March 9, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> HAMILTON, ALEXANDER. Autograph Letter Signed, to Baron von Steuben, with extensive notes of Von Steuben's aide Benjamin Walker, June 12, 1780. SOLD for $16,250
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> NEWTON, ISAAC. Autograph Manuscript in Latin, being detailed instructions on making the philosopher's stone. 8 pp. 1790s. SOLD for $275,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> 1869 Inauguration Bible of President Ulysses S. Grant. SOLD for $118,750
  • <b>Ketterer Kunst Hamburg: Rare Books Auction on May 28th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 28:</b> Book of Hours. Workshop Vrelant, around 1460-70. Est: € 30,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 28:</b> J. J. Marinoni, <i>De Astronomica specula,</i> 1745. Est: € 12,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 28:</b> C. S. Lewis, <i>The Chronicles of Narnia,</i> 1950-56. Est: € 7,500
    <b>Ketterer Kunst Hamburg: Rare Books Auction on May 28th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 28:</b> G. W. Knorr, <i>Regnum florae,</i> 1750. Est:<br>€ 15,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 28:</b> A. M. S. Boethius, <i>De philosophico consolatu,</i> 1501. Est: € 8,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 28:</b> J. Joyce, <i>Ulysses,</i> 1922. Est: € 5,000
    <b>Ketterer Kunst Hamburg: Rare Books Auction on May 28th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 28:</b> Ornaments by H. Vogeler, 1900. Est:<br>€ 4,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 28:</b> <i>Biblia Germanica,</i> 1490. Est: € 15,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 28:</b> F. M. Regenfuss, <i>Auserlesne Schnecken und Muscheln,</i> 1758. Est: € 18,000
    <b>Ketterer Kunst Hamburg: Rare Books Auction on May 28th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 28:</b> Einband Henry van de Velde, 1929. Est: € 4,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 28:</b> <i>Hortus Sanitatis,</i> 1517. Est: € 12,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 28:</b> R. Crevel and J. Miró, 1957. Est: € 3,500