• <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>
  • <b>Bloomsbury Auctions: Books and Works on Paper, including Fine Photographs. December 14, 2017</b>
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Rowling (J.K.). Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, original fine black pen and ink manuscript book by the author J.K.Rowling, with 31pp of text and illustrations. £80,000 to £120,000
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Blaeu (Johannes). <i>Vierde Stuck der Aerdrycks-Beschryving, welck vervat Engelandt</i>, i.e. <i>Theatrum Orbis Terrarum</i>. vol 4, England & Wales. £10,500 to £12,500
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Miró (Joan). L'Homme au Balencier, etching, aquatint and carborundum, printed in colours on Japan paper, signed in pencil lower right. £4,000 to £6,000
    <b>Bloomsbury Auctions: Books and Works on Paper, including Fine Photographs. December 14, 2017</b>
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Steve McCurry (b.1950). Afghan Girl, 1984, pigment inkjet print, signed and numbered 48/250 in pencil on lower margin. £2,500 to £3,500
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Keough (Pat and Rosemarie). <i>Antarctica</i>, no 228 of 950 copies, signed by the authors, many colour illustrations, original dark grey morocco. £2,800 to £3,200
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Rowlandson (Thomas). Darby & Joan, the idyllically contended couple sit either side of a stove in a cosy domestic interior, ink and watercolour on wove paper. £1,000 to £1,500
    <b>Bloomsbury Auctions: Books and Works on Paper, including Fine Photographs. December 14, 2017</b>
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Procktor (Patrick). Tiny blue-eyed goldfish, watercolour, 310 x 460mm., signed in blue crayon, lower right, titled and inscribed Muscat Jan 19. £1,000 to £1,500
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Iouri Abramochkin (b.1936). Horsemen, Dagestan, 1968, Lambda print, printed later, signed, dated, editioned 1/8 and annotated in black ink verso. £800 to £1,200
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Ravilious (Eric).- Shakespeare (William). Twelfth NIght, or, What You Will, number 79 of 275 copies , wood-engraved title. £800 to £1,200
    <b>Bloomsbury Auctions: Books and Works on Paper, including Fine Photographs. December 14, 2017</b>
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Michelangelo.- Chastel (André). <i>The Vatican Frescoes of Michelangelo</i>, Photography by Takashi Okamura, 2 vol., one of 600 sets, colour plates. £500 to £700
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Wyndham (John). <i>The Day of the Triffids; The Kraken Wakes; The Chrysalids;</i> together with 8 other volumes. All first editions. £400 to £600
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946). Goats Along The Seine, 1894. Photogravure, printed 1990s by Dorothy Norman, one from an edition of 40 published by Aperture. £400 to £600
  • <b>Bonhams: History of Science and Technology. Wednesday, December 6, 2017. New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 95. Turing. <i>Systems of Logic Based on Ordinals</i>. Offprint. London, 1939. Robin Gandy's Copy. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 98. Zernike, Fritz. The 1953 Nobel Prize for Physics: The Invention of the Phase-Contrast Microscope. $100,000 to $150,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 111. Apple 1 Computer, operational, with exceptional provenance. $400,000 to $600,000
    <b>Bonhams: Voices of the 20th Century. Wednesday, December 6, 2017. New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1074. Bruce, Lenny. An unreleased 16 mm film by "Count" Lewis DePasquale featuring Lenny Bruce. $7,000 to $10,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1254. Hirohito. Manuscript in Japanese, "The Emperor's Monologue," transcribed by Terasaki Hidenari. $100,000 to $150,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1095. Goldman. Emma. Large archive of correspondence, much of it to Warren Starr Van Valkenburgh. $70,000 to $100,000
    <b>Bonhams: History of Science and Technology. Wednesday, December 6, 2017. New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 109. Wozniak and Jobs. The First Digital "Blue Box", Berkeley, 1972. $30,000 to $50,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 46. Newton, Isaac. <i>Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica</i>. 1st issue. London, 1687. $300,000 to $500,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 49. Newton. Autograph Manuscript in English, a portion of a draft of Newton's study on revelation. $15,000 to $20,000
    <b>Bonhams: Voices of the 20th Century. Wednesday, December 6, 2017. New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1027. Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby. 1st edition, 1st issue. Scribners, 1925. $40,000 to $60,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1042. Hemingway., Ernest. For Whom the Bell Tolls. Presentation copy, one of 15 copies. Scribners, 1940. $25,000 to $35,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1215. A 48-star American Flag, flown from LCT-703, sunk on Omaha Beach, December 1944. $15,000 to $20,000
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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>Sotheby’s New York: Fine Books & Manuscripts. December 11, 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec. 11:</b> Wright, Frank Lloyd. An important collection of early letters from Wright to members of his family. 1909–1926. $60,000 to $80,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec. 11:</b> Rand, Ayn. Ayn Rand's important first speech delivered at the Ford Hall Forum. $60,000 to $80,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec. 11:</b> Tolkien, J.R.R. <i>The Hobbit or There and Back Again</i>. London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1937. $50,000 to $70,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec. 11:</b> [Flemish Flower Manuscript]. Lille, Spanish Netherlands: 1630. $50,000 to $60,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec. 11:</b> García Márquez, Gabriel. Two drafts of an early short story, "Rosas Artificiales.” $40,000 to $60,000
    <b>Sotheby’s New York: History of Science and Technology. December 12, 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec. 12:</b> Enigma M4. A Fully Operational Four-Rotor ("M4") Kriegsmarine Enigma Cipher Machine, 1944. $350,000 To $500,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec. 12:</b> The "Polio" Nobel Prize. The 1954 Nobel Prize Medal for Physiology or Medicine Awarded to Frederick C. Robbins. $200,000 to $300,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec. 12:</b> ENIGMA I. A Fully Operational Early Three-Rotor Enigma I Cipher Machine. Berlin, Heimsoeth Und Rinke, Early 1930s. $120,000 to $180,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec. 12:</b> Bonestell, Chesley. "Saturn, Viewed From Titan, One of Its Satellites." A Mid 1950's Study for the 360° Titan Panorama. 1 ½ x 20’. $100,000 to $150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec. 12:</b> Descartes, René. <i>Discours de la Méthode pour Bien Conduire Sa Raison, & Chercher la Verité dans les Sciences... 1637. $80,000 to $120,000
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:<br>Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>John Norman, <i>The American Pilot</i>, complete copy with 11 folding charts, Boston, 1810. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>John Smith, <i>New England</i>, London, 1616. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>Plancius Petrus, <i>Orbis Terrarum Typus de Integro Multis in Locis Emendatus</i>, Amsterdam, 1594. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:<br>Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>Martin Waldseemüller, <i>Tabula Terre Nove</i>, woodcut, Strasbourg, 1513. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>Forlani & Zaltieri, <i>Il Disegno del Discoperto della Noua Franza</i>, Venice, 1566. $30,000 to $50,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>Richard Hakluyt, <i>Novus Orbis</i>, first appearance of "Virginia" on a printed map, Paris, 1587. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:<br>Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>Pieter van den Keere, <i>Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica</i>, Amsterdam, 1608. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>Abraham Ortelius, <i>Theatrum Orbis Terrarum</i>, Antwerp, 1584. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>George B. Goode & Samuel A. Kilbourne, <i>Game Fishes of the United States</i>, New York, 1879. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:<br>Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>William Faden, <i>The Province of New Jersey</i>, London, 1777. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>James Gillray, <i>The Plumb-Pudding in Danger</i>, hand-colored etching, London, 1805. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>Pierre Belon, <i>L'Histoire de la Nature des Oyseaux</i>, with woodcut illustrations, Paris, 1555. $8,000 to $12,000.
  • <b>Les Collections Aristophil:<br>December 20, 2017</b>
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> SAINT-EXUPERY, ANTOINE DE. Kodachrome Film (16mm) showing Antoine de Saint-Exupery and Consuelo on a boat, 1942. JOINED: Guestbook for the Boat, signed, with a drawing of the Little Prince. 15 000 to 20 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> CANDEE, HELEN CHURCHILL. Autograph manuscript. TITANIC, 40 leaves. Original account of the most famous shipwreck, by a survivor of the ordeal. 300 000 to 400 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> TITANIC. Collection of 7 documents relating to the shipwreck of the Titanic (14 April 1912). 20 000 to<br>30 000 €
    <b>Les Collections Aristophil:<br>December 20, 2017</b>
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> DUPLEIX DE CADIGNAN, JEANBAPTISTE. Signed autograph manuscript. Thirty years of memoirs related to military services and important information on the American War of Independence.<br>40 000 to 50 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> CURTIUS. Faiz et Conquestes d'Alexandre [Histoire d'Alexandre le Grand]. In French, illuminated manuscript on paper and parchment, 16 large miniatures. 300 000 to<br>500 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> NELSON, HORATIO. Signed autograph letter, ‘Nelson & Bronte,” aboard the Amazon, 14 October 1801, addressed to Sir William Hamilton. 4 000 to 5 000 €
    <b>Les Collections Aristophil:<br>December 20, 2017</b>
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> GIROLAMO FRANCESCO MARIA MAZZUOLI DIT LE PARMESAN. Le couple amoureux. Pen and brown ink. 80 000 to 120 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> SADE, DONATIEN-ALPHONSE-FRANÇOIS, MARQUIS DE. Autograph manuscript. The 120 Days of Sodom, or the School of Libertinage, 1785.<br>4 000 000 to 6 000 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> MIRÓ, JOAN. Signed autograph correspondence to Thomas and Diane Bouchard (1949-1976). 50 000 to 60 000 €
    <b>Les Collections Aristophil:<br>December 20, 2017</b>
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> BALZAC, HONORÉ DE. Signed autograph manuscript, Ursule Mirouët, [1841]. One of only two manuscripts of novels by Balzac in private hands. 800 000 to<br>1 200 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> LENOIR, ALEXANDRE. Essai sur l'histoire des arts en Egypte pouvant servir d'appendice au grand ouvrage de la Commission. autograph manuscript with numerous additions and corrections. 40 000 to 50 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> SCHRÖDINGER, ERWIN. Autograph manuscript [Spring 1946, sent to Albert Einstein]. 1 500 to 2 000 €
  • <b>Christie’s Online, Dec. 5 – Dec. 12:</b> <i>John the Baptist</i>. initial 'H' cut from a choirbook [Lombardy or Siena, c. 1470s]. US$6,000–9,000
    <b>Christie’s Online, Dec. 5 – Dec. 12:</b> <i>Maharaja Ranjit Singh (1780–1839) seated on a terrace with Sikh noblemen</i>. [Punjab, North India, circa 1830-40]. Estimate: US$10,000–15,000