• <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s: La bibliothèque de Pierre Bergé - Music and Poetry. 28 June 2017
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés, in association with Sotheby’s, June 28:</b> Jean de Lassus. Songs and madrigals. Album of three collections of secular music for tenor. Est: 15,000-20,000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés, in assoc. with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Richard Wagner. <i>Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg</i> [Booklet annotated by Wagner]. Original edition, corrected and annotated by Wagner.<br>Est: 60,000-80,000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés, in assoc. with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Claude Debussy. <i>La Damoiselle élue</i>. Lyric poem, after Rossetti. Limited ed of 160 copies: #98 of 125 on white vellum. Cover w/famous lithograph by Maurice Denis. Est: 6,000-8,000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s: La bibliothèque de Pierre Bergé - Music and Poetry. 28 June 2017
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés, in assoc. with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Stéphane Mallarmé. <i>A Throw of the Dice Will Never Abolish Chance</i>. Corrected proofs. With autograph documents and lithographs by Redon.<br>Est: 10,000-15,000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés, in assoc. with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Henri Sauguet. <i>Les Forains</i>. Ballet. Reduction for piano. Paris, Rouart, Lerolle & Cie, 1946. Binding of the time. Original edition.<br>Est: 20,000-30,000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés, in assoc. with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Athanasius Kircher. <i>Musurgia Universalis sive Ars Magna Consoni et Dissoni in X. Libros digesta</i>. Rare original edition of the first musical encyclopedia.<br>Est: 30,000-40,000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s: La bibliothèque de Pierre Bergé - Music and Poetry. 28 June 2017
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés, in assoc. with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> François Villon & Clément Marot. <i>Les Œuvres de Françoys Villon de Paris</i>, reviewed and delivered in their entirety by Clement Marot, valet de chambre of the Roy. Est: 15,000-20,000
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés, in assoc. with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Rainer Maria Rilke. <i>Larenopfer</i> (Offering to the Lares gods). Original edition. The second collection of Rainer Maria Rilke, containing ninety poems.<br>Est: 6,000-8,000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés, in assoc. with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Frédéric Chopin. <i>Scherzo for piano</i>, Paris, 1837. Exceptional score with authograph to his virtuoso student Jeanne Porte. Est: 15,000-20,000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s: La bibliothèque de Pierre Bergé - Music and Poetry. 28 June 2017
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés, in assoc. with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Paul Éluard. <i>Capitale de la douleur.</i> One the most beautiful poetic collections from the 1st surrealist wave, bearing an autograph by the author to Coco Chanel. Est: 15,000-20,000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés, in assoc. with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Pierre de Ronsard. <i>Les Amours... </i> newly augmented by the author, and commented by Marc Antoine de Muret. Plus a few Odes from the author, not yet printed.<br>Est: 40,000-60,000 €
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7: Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7:</b><br>Shaw & Nodder, <i>The Naturalist's Miscellany</i>, complete, London, 1789-1813. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7:</b> Samuel Baker, <i>A New and Exact Map of the Island of St. Christopher</i>, London, 1753. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7:</b> Henry Briggs, <i>The North Part of America</i>, London, 1625. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7: Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7:</b><br>John James Audubon, <i>Herring Gull</i>, CCXCI, hand-colored plate, London, 1836. $7,000 to $10,000. 
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7:</b> Montanus & Ogilby, <i>America: Being the Latest, and Most Accurate Description of the New World</i>, London, 1671. $10,000 to $15,000. 
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7:</b> Robert Cruikshank, portfolio of 25 watercolors, London, 1830s. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7: Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7:</b> Group of 55 French watercolors depicting the life and deeds of Napoleon, 1800s. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7:</b> Aaron & Samuel Arrowsmith, <i>Chart of the Sandwich Islands</i>, London, 1830. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7:</b> Herman Moll, <i>A New and Exact Map of the Dominions of the King of Great Britain</i>, London, 1735. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7: Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7:</b> Jacques-Nicolas Bellin,<i> L'Hydrographie Françoise</i>, Paris, circa 1770. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7:</b> Joseph Frederick Wallet Des Barres, <i>Charlestown the Capital of South Carolina</i>, London, 1780. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7:</b> Arnold Colom, <i>Pascaarte van Nieu Nederlandt</i>, Amsterdam, circa 1658. $7,000 to $10,000.
  • <b>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>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers: Rare Books, Literature & Sporting Collectibles. May 30, 2017</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy May 30:</b> Joyce (James), An Original Manuscript Page of text from <i>Finnegan’s Wake</i>, the opening of the Anna Livia Plurabelle section. €7,500-10,000
    <b>Fonsie Mealy May 30:</b> Joyce (James), <i>Chamber Music,</i> 1907. First Edition of his First Book, First Issue. €1,500-2,000
    <b>Fonsie Mealy May 30:</b> Lady Gregory’s Copy Signed by W.B. Yeats, Cuala Press: Yeats (W.B.), <i>Poems Written in Discouragement</i>, 1913. Limited to 50 Copies Only. €2,500-4,000
    <b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers: Rare Books, Literature & Sporting Collectibles. May 30, 2017</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy May 30:</b> A Twentieth Century Masterpiece: O’Brien (Flann), <i>At Swim-Two-Birds</i>, 8vo, 1939. First Edn. €1,750-2,500
    <b>Fonsie Mealy May 30:</b> The Missing Log of the H.M.S. Liffey Manuscript Journal, 1867. €1,500-2,000
    <b>Fonsie Mealy May 30:</b> Exceptionally Rare First Publication: Gregory (Augusta Lady), <i>Over the River: An appeal for aid to a poor parish in South London</i>. 1887. €1,000-1,500
    <b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers: Rare Books, Literature & Sporting Collectibles. May 30, 2017</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy May 30:</b> Ex. Rare Irish Broadsheet: An Irish Perspective on the Execution of Louis XVI, 1793 Broadsheet with engraving of the event, headed: “Massacre of the French King.” €500-700
    <b>Fonsie Mealy May 30:</b> Original Manuscript Poem, Heaney (Seamus), <i>The Schoolbag</i>. In Memoriam John Hewitt. Signed and dated November 8 1991. €1,000-1,500
    <b>Fonsie Mealy May 30:</b> Sowerby (J.E.), <i>English Botany; or Coloured Figures of British Plants</i>. Ed. by J.T. Boswell Syme. 10 vols, with 1696 hand-coloured plates. €750-1,000
    <b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers: Rare Books, Literature & Sporting Collectibles. May 30, 2017</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy May 30:</b> Collection of Signed First Editions incl. Francis (Dick), <i>Nerve</i> (London 1964); <i>For Kicks</i> (London 1965); <i>Forfeit</i> (London 1968). €400-500
    <b>Fonsie Mealy May 30:</b> Le Carre (John), <i>The Spy who came in from the Cold</i>, 8vo, 1963, First Edn., with author’s signature tipped in on t.p. €350-500
    <b>Fonsie Mealy May 30:</b> Adams (Richard), <i>Watership Down</i>, 8vo, 1976, First Illustrated Edn., Signed on f.e.p. by Author & Artist, and also signed by Artist on hf. title. €200-300

Auction Update Review

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21 Auctions Archived, 31 Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday April 11th,  21 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Database; 14 denominated in US dollars, 2 in British pounds, 3 in euros, and 2 in Swiss francs.  Turnover was $10,438,692.80 as 5,958 lots were offered and 4,868 sold for a 82% success rate.  It was another strong week.

3 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Christies. 20/21 PHOTOGRAPHS on March 31st: $4,194,250
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books on April 9th: $1,457,285
Christies. DON MCLEAN'S 'AMERICAN PIE': THE ORIGINAL LYRICS on April 7th: $1,205,000

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

Pierre Berge and Associes. COLLECTION OF TWO LOVERS OF XIX th CENTURY The Gaston and Albert Tissandier brothers aeronauts and A on April 1st: 127.18%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps & Documents; Travel, Atlases & Natural History on April 8th: 108.86%

The Arader Galleries Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Christies THE COMPLETE WORKING MANUSCRIPT FOR THE SONG “AMERICAN PIE”, WITH NUMEROUS REVISIONS AND UNPUBLISHED DELETED SECTIONS. on April 7th Actual price: USD 1205000.0.
  2. Christies From the Back-Window, - '291', 1915 on March 31st Actual price: USD 473000.0.
  3. Christies Georgia O'Keeffe, 1918 on March 31st Actual price: USD 413000.0.
  4. Christies Dovima with Elephants, Evening dress by Dior, Cirque d'Hiver, Paris, 1955 on March 31st Actual price: USD 341000.0. ARader
  5. Christies A Family and Their Car in a Nudist Camp in Pennsylvania, 1965 on March 31st Actual price: USD 245000.0.
  6. Christies Bar - Gallup, New Mexico, 1955 on March 31st Actual price: USD 245000.0.
  7. Christies Teenage Couple on Hudson Street, N.Y.C., 1963 on March 31st Actual price: USD 209000.0.
  8. Christies Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, 1967 on March 31st Actual price: USD 161000.0.
  9. Christies Dunes, Oceano, 1936 on March 31st Actual price: USD 118750.0.
  10. Koller Auctions Sammlung von 9 eigenhAndigen Briefen mit Unterschrift an Gabriel de La Rochefoucauld (1875-1942) sowie zwei weiteren eigenh. Briefen wohl an dessen Gemahlin Odile de Richelieu. on March 28th Actual price: USD 89856.0.
  11. Christies Untitled, 1971 on March 31st Actual price: USD 87500.0.
  12. Christies The White Fence, Port Kent, New York, 1916 on March 31st Actual price: USD 87500.0.
  13. Christies Callot Swallow-tail Dress, 1974 on March 31st Actual price: USD 81250.0.
  14. Christies Untitled, 1970 on March 31st Actual price: USD 77500.0.
  15. Christies Untitled, Rome, c. 1977-1978 on March 31st Actual price: USD 75000.0.
  16. Christies Portfolio III: Yosemite Valley San Francisco: Sierra Club, 1960. 16 on March 31st Actual price: USD 68750.0.
  17. Christies Marella Agnelli, New York, December 1953 on March 31st Actual price: USD 62500.0.
  18. Christies Moon and Half Dome, Yosemite National Park, 1960 on March 31st Actual price: USD 60000.0.
  19. Koller Auctions The Birds of Great Britain. on March 28th Actual price: USD 57408.0.
  20. Christies Motorama - Los Angeles, 1956 on March 31st Actual price: USD 56250.0.
  21. Christies Equivalent, 1927 on March 31st Actual price: USD 56250.0.
  22. Christies Tayiana, son of Ollenana, February 3rd, 1990 on March 31st Actual price: USD 50000.0.
  23. Christies Watercolor Palette, New York, n.d. archival pigment print, flush-mounted, printed April 2005 on March 31st Actual price: USD 50000.0.
  24. Koller Auctions The Orchidaceae of Mexico and Guatemala. on March 28th Actual price: USD 48672.0.
  25. Christies Calla Lilies, 1930 on March 31st Actual price: USD 47500.0.




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

Heritage Auctions. Doodle for Hunger Illustration Art Auction Benefiting St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelter - online on April 6th: 100.00%
Christies. DON MCLEAN'S 'AMERICAN PIE': THE ORIGINAL LYRICS on April 7th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 3/29 on April 5th: 99.72%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 3/29 on April 5th: 95.64%
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Fine Art - Prints on March 21st: 93.21%
Heritage Auctions. Historical Manuscripts on April 9th: 91.19%
Swann Galleries. Early Printed, Medical, Scientific and Travel Books on April 9th: 89.09%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 3/6 on April 2nd: 85.91%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps & Documents; Travel, Atlases & Natural History on April 8th: 82.81%
Eldreds. Spring Americana on April 4th: 81.82%


21 total sales reported this week:

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Naples Online on April 9th: 55.56%
Bloomsbury Auctions. The Library of a Gentleman on April 9th: 78.89%
Swann Galleries. Early Printed, Medical, Scientific and Travel Books on April 9th: 89.09%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books on April 9th: 76.83%
Heritage Auctions. Historical Manuscripts on April 9th: 91.19%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 4/2 on April 9th: 75.00%
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Fine Art - Prints on March 21st: 93.21%
Koller Auctions. Books and Autographs, Photography on March 28th: 60.63%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps & Documents; Travel, Atlases & Natural History on April 8th: 82.81%
Heritage Auctions. Doodle for Hunger Illustration Art Auction Benefiting St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelter - online on April 6th: 100.00%
Koller Auctions. Photographs and Photobooks on March 28th: 45.76%
Pierre Berge and Associes. COLLECTION OF TWO LOVERS OF XIX th CENTURY The Gaston and Albert Tissandier brothers aeronauts and A on April 1st: 77.58%
Christies. DON MCLEAN'S 'AMERICAN PIE': THE ORIGINAL LYRICS on April 7th: 100.00%
Bruun Rasmussen. Modern and Contemporary Prints on April 7th: 75.00%
Bruun Rasmussen. Old Master Prints on April 6th: 66.67%
Potomack Company. Books, Prints, Manuscripts on April 4th: 69.39%
Christies. 20/21 PHOTOGRAPHS on March 31st: 57.24%
Eldreds. Spring Americana on April 4th: 81.82%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 3/6 on April 2nd: 85.91%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 3/29 on April 5th: 95.64%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 3/29 on April 5th: 99.72%

For the week ahead 31 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Apr. 13th
Bonhams. New York. FINE BOOKS AND MANUSCRIPTS INCLUDING THE HIDDEN WARTIME MANUSCRIPT OF ALAN TURING. 243 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Old Master Prints. 5 lots

Tue. Apr. 14th
Swann Galleries. New York. Printed and Manuscript Americana. 359 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 64 lots

Wed. Apr. 15th
Doyle New York. New York. Rare Books, Maps and Autographs. 581 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Geography. 366 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs and Artifacts - bidstart 3/22. 970 lots

Thu. Apr. 16th
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Transport Sale. 3 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Bibliophile. 571 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Literature with Science Fiction and Detective Fiction. 653 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 4/9. 372 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Valuable Books. 342 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Rare Prints. 222 lots

Fri. Apr. 17th
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Islamic, Indian & Oriental Art, Photography 1850-2000. 298 lots
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Spring Estates Auction Day 1. 9 lots
ALDE. Paris. LIBRARY OF AMADEO DELAUNET Y ESNAOLA I. 341 lots
Beaussant Lefevre. Paris. Works of Art - Prints. 7 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Western Prospects: Discovering Americana & Numismatics (session 3). 505 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Literature of the 17th - 19th Century. 611 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Autographs. 313 lots

Sat. Apr. 18th
Aspire Auctions. Cleveland. Printed Art - Internet bidstart 4/3.
Heritage Auctions. Beverly Hills. Entertainment and Music Auction. 592 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. April 18th Auction - Prints, Ephemera. 24 lots
ALDE. Paris. LIBRARY OF AMADEO DELAUNET Y ESNAOLA II. 185 lots
Arader Galleries. New York City. Age of European and American Exploration. 248 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Western Prospects: Discovering Americana & Numismatics (session 4). 735 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Modern Literature. 938 lots
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Spring Estates Auction Day 2. 31 lots

Sun. Apr. 19th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 4/12.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 4/12.
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Spring Estates Auction Day 3. 53 lots

 

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

 

  • <b>Seth Kaller:</b> “America the Beautiful”
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> George Washington, Tongue-in-Cheek, Writes James McHenry About His Wife or Mistress—But Funding the Continental Army is the Real Topic
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Young’s Map of the United States
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> President Lincoln & His Most Profitable Client, the Illinois Central Railroad
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Lincoln Thanks Former Pro-Slavery and Newly Republican Congressman for a Fiery Anti-Slavery Speech at a Philadelphia Campaign Rally
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> “A Visit From St. Nicholas” - great association copy inscribed by Clement C. Moore
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Einstein Agrees to Allow “a Short Book on the Hydrogen Bomb” to Use His Statement Made on Eleanor Roosevelt’s TV Show
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> The Building Blocks of Albert Einstein’s Creative Mind
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> A Unique Manuscript Map of Block Island Sound Including Fisher’s and Gardiner’s Islands, the Hamptons, and Montauk Point
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> J.R.R. Tolkien Writes his Proofreader with a Lengthy Discussion of the Lord of the Rings, Including Criticism of Radio Broadcasts of his Work
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Six Benjamin Franklin Signed Receipts – Including his Earliest Obtainable Autograph — Acknowledging a Donation to the Famous Library Company He Founded, and Five Payments for His Pennsylvania Gazette
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Sherman Dishes on Lincoln & Thomas, Meade, Sheridan, Halleck & Grant
  • <b>Skinner Fine Books & Manuscripts: Books & Manuscripts Online Auction. May 23 - June 2, 2017</b>
    <b>Skinner Auction May 23 - Jun 2:</b> Andrew Wyeth, an archive of 43 unpublished letters. $80,000-120,000 [lot 1106]
    <b>Skinner Auction May 23 - Jun 2:</b> Abraham Lincoln, signed document granting pensions to surviving Revolutionary War Veterans, 1865. $60,000-80,000 [lot 1058]
    <b>Skinner Auction May 23 - Jun 2:</b> Forlani Map of North America, 1566. $40,000-60,000 [lot 1555]
    <b>Skinner Fine Books & Manuscripts: Books & Manuscripts Online Auction. May 23 - June 2, 2017</b>
    <b>Skinner Auction May 23 - Jun 2:</b> <i>Journal des Dames et des Modes</i>, 1912-1914. $4,000-6,000 [lot 1294]
    <b>Skinner Auction May 23 - Jun 2:</b> Book of Hours, Use of Rouen, late 14th Century. $30,000-40,000 [lot 1162]
    <b>Skinner Auction May 23 - Jun 2:</b> Schedel, World Map, 1493. $5,000-7,000 [lot 1589]
    <b>Skinner Fine Books & Manuscripts: Books & Manuscripts Online Auction. May 23 - June 2, 2017</b>
    <b>Skinner Auction May 23 - Jun 2:</b> Sir Isaac Newton’s copy of <i>Le Grand’s Institutio Philosophiae</i>, 1675. $5,000-7,000 [lot 1308]
    <b>Skinner Auction May 23 - Jun 2:</b> Muhammad Mu'min Husaini’s Tuhfat al-Mu'minin, 17th century Persian medical manuscript on paper. $4,000-6,000 [lot 1118]
    <b>Skinner Auction May 23 - Jun 2:</b> Persian Calligraphy, an album. $4,000-6,000 [lot 1119]
    <b>Skinner Fine Books & Manuscripts: Books & Manuscripts Online Auction. May 23 - June 2, 2017</b>
    <b>Skinner Auction May 23 - Jun 2:</b> Edgar Allan Poe, <i>Tales</i>, New York: Wiley & Putnam, 1845. $3,00-5,000 [lot 1361]
    <b>Skinner Auction May 23 - Jun 2:</b> English New Testament, Douay-Rheims, 1582, first edition. $10,000-15,000 [lot 1154]
  • <b>Sotheby’s London: Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts and Continental and Russian Books. May 23, 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s London, May 23:</b> Psalter, in Latin with Middle English Supplements [southern Netherlands (Ghent?), c.1250, and England, 15th century]. £40,000 - 60,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London, May 23:</b> Book of Hours, Use of Rome, in Latin and French [France (Langres or Troyes), c.1480]. £40,000 - 60,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London, May 23:</b> Prayerbook, in Dutch [south-eastern Netherlands (perhaps Saint-Trond), c.1570-80]. £150,000 - 250,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London: Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts and Continental and Russian Books. May 23, 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s London, May 23:</b> <i>Das New Testament</i> [Translated by Martin Luther]. (Augsburg: Heinrich Steiner, And Peter Aprellen, Parchmenter, 16 February) 1535. £50,000 - 70,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London, May 23:</b> <i>Les Presents Heures Sont A Lusaige De Romme Tout Au Long Sans Riens Requerir.</i> (Paris: Gilles Hardouin For German Hardouin), [Almanac 1520-1525]. £50,000 - 70,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London, May 23:</b> Kepler, Johannes. <i>Prodromus Dissertationum Cosmographicarum, Continens Mysterium Cosmographicum, De Admirabili Proportione Orbium Coelestium...</i> Tübingen: Georg Gruppenbach, 1596. £100,000 - 150,000
  • <b>Bonhams: Fine Books and Manuscripts. June 7 New York<br>June 14 London. Accepting consignments</b>
    <b>Bonhams Jun 7:</b> Sangorski & Sutcliffe: Jewelled Binding. Byron, Lord [George Gordon]. An illuminated manuscript on vellum, being Byron's Ode to Napoleon. $40,000 - 60,000.
    <b>Sold at Bonhams:</b> Smith (Adam). <i>An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations</i>, 2 vol., first edition, W. Strahan, and T. Cadell, 1776. Sold for £68,750.
    <b>Sold at Bonhams:</b> Fleming (Ian). <i>Casino Royale</i>, first edition, first impression, Jonathan Cape, [1953]. Sold for £20,000
    <b>Bonhams: Fine Books and Manuscripts. June 7 New York<br>June 14 London. Accepting consignments</b>
    <b>Sold at Bonhams:</b> Orwell (George). <i>Keep the Aspidistra Flying</i>, first edition, author's presentation copy, inscribed <i>"To, F.G. Westrope, with very best wishes, from, 'George Orwell'"</i><br>1936. Sold for £22,500
    <b>Sold at Bonhams:</b> Prout (Victor Albert). The Thames from London to Oxford in Forty Photographs. First [-Second] Series in 1 vol., first edition, Virtue and Company, [1862]. Sold for £16,250
    <b>Sold at Bonhams:</b> Fleming (Alexander). Papers and memorabilia of Sir Alexander Fleming kept by his niece Mary Elizabeth (Anne) Johnston, including a penicillin mould, notebook, photographs and other papers. Sold for £12,500
  • <b>Bubb Kuyper Auctions: Sale of Books, Prints and Manuscripts.<br>May 30 – June 2, 2017</b>
    <b>Bubb Kuyper Auctions May 30:</b> Hobson, R.L. <i>A catalogue of Chinese pottery and porcelain in the collection of Sir Percival David</i> (London, 1934). Est. € 8.000-10.000
    <b>Bubb Kuyper Auctions May 30:</b> Chagall, M. <i>Drawings for the bible</i>. (Paris, 1960). Est. € 1.500-2.500
    <b>Bubb Kuyper Auctions May 30:</b> Zwart, P. [N.K.F.]. <i>Delft kabels</i> (Delft, 1933). Est. € 20.000-30.000
    <b>Bubb Kuyper Auctions: Sale of Books, Prints and Manuscripts.<br>May 30 – June 2, 2017</b>
    <b>Bubb Kuyper Auctions May 30:</b> Zwart, P. [N.K.F.]. <i>Normalieënboekje</i> (Delft, 1924-1926). Est. € 30.000-50.000
    <b>Bubb Kuyper Auctions May 30:</b> [Russian children's books]. Mayakovsky, V. Kem byt'? (What to be?) (Moscow, 1932). Est. € 500-700
    <b>Bubb Kuyper Auctions May 30:</b> [Léger, F.]. Cendrars, B. <i>La Fin du Monde filmée par l'Ange</i> N.-D (Paris, 1919). Est. € 2.000-3.000
    <b>Bubb Kuyper Auctions: Sale of Books, Prints and Manuscripts.<br>May 30 – June 2, 2017</b>
    <b>Bubb Kuyper Auctions May 31:</b><br>La Roche, E. <i>Indische Baukunst</i> (Munich, 1921-1922). Est. € 3.000-5.000
    <b>Bubb Kuyper Auctions May 31:</b> Blume, C.L. <i>Flora Javae nec non insularum adjacentium./ Flora Javae nec non insularum adjacentium </i> (Brussels, 1828). Est. € 7.000-9.000
    <b>Bubb Kuyper Auctions May 31:</b> <i>Description de l'Égypte (…) pendant l'expédition de l'armée francaise</i> (Paris, 1820-1829). Est. € 30.000-50.000
    <b>Bubb Kuyper Auctions: Sale of Books, Prints and Manuscripts.<br>May 30 – June 2, 2017</b>
    <b>Bubb Kuyper Auctions May 31:</b><br>La Fontaine, J. de. <i>Fables choisies, mises en vers </i> (Paris, 1756).<br>Est. € 1.500-2.500
    <b>Bubb Kuyper Auctions May 31:</b> [VOC and WIC]. Pelsaert, F. <i>Ongeluckige Voyagie, Van 't Schip Batavia, Nae de Oost-Indien</i> (Amsterdam, 1647).<br>Est. € 40.000-60.000
    <b>Bubb Kuyper Auctions June 2:</b> Goya y Lucientes, F.J. de. <i>La Taureaumachie </i> (Paris, 1876), 40 etchings and aquatints. Est. € 8.000-10.000
  • <b>Forum Auctions: Important Books & Manuscripts. May 24, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions May 24:</b> Columnis (Guido de). <i>Historia destructionis Troiae</i>, first edition, 1477-79.<br>Est. £30,000 - 40,000
    <b>Forum Auctions May 24:</b> Modus versificando. Extraordinary sammelband of 21 works collected by a German humanist, 1492-1519. Est. £40,000 - 60,000
    <b>Forum Auctions May 24:</b> Mary I & King Philip II. Letter signed to Lord Paget signed "Mary the Quene" and "Philipp R" and endorsed "By the King and the Quene", 1p., Westminster, 29th January 1555.<br>Est. £18,000 - 20,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Important Books & Manuscripts. May 24, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions May 24:</b> Pontanus (Ludovicus). <i>Singularia</i>, Lyon, 1517. Est. £4,000 - 6,000
    <b>Forum Auctions May 24:</b> Greene (Graham). <i>The Confidential Agent</i>, first edition, 1939. Est. £1,500 - 2,000
    <b>Forum Auctions May 24:</b> Dodgson (Rev. C.L.). <i>The Hunting of the the Snark</i>, presentation copy inscribed by the author, 1876. Est. £2,500 - 3,500
    <b>Forum Auctions: Important Books & Manuscripts. May 24, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions May 24:</b> Bacon (Sir Francis). <i>The Tvvoo Bookes of Francis Bacon</i>, first edition, 1605. Est. £1,000 - 1,500
    <b>Forum Auctions May 24:</b> Metcalf (John Henry). <i>Armorial Sketches</i>, manuscript 1850. Est. £2,000 - 3,000
    <b>Forum Auctions May 24:</b> Firdausi (Abu'l-Qasim). <i>Shahnama [The Book of Kings]</i>, with 20 minaitures, probably Kashmir, [late 18th/early 19th century]. Est. £2,000 - 3,000