• <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>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>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

Auction Update Review

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25 Auctions Archived, 42 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday June 20th 25 auctions were archived to the RBH database, 6 denominated in euros, 5 in British pounds, and 14 in US dollars.  Turnover was $17,306,151 as 7,564 lots were offered and 6,127 sold for an 81% success rate.  For the week ahead 42 auctions are scheduled.

4 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

ChristiesImportant Books and Manuscripts from the Library of Jenna A. Bonna on June 16th: $5,627,409 
SothebysBooks and Manuscripts on June 19th: $3,512,375 
Arader GalleriesAudubons, Maps, and Natural History on June 13th: $2,085,975 
BonhamsBritish Master Prints on June 17th: $1,156,363 

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

Dorotheum Books and Prints on June 15th: 210.32% 
Binoche et GiquelloBooks on June 12th: 160.57% 
AderLetters, Manuscripts and Autographs on June 18th: 136.80% 
Henri Godts Books and Prints AuctionsBooks on June 16th: 134.36% 
Kedem AuctionJewish and Israeli History and Culture on June 3rd: 110.27% 

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys BIBLE. LATIN. (GUTENBERG BIBLE: BOOK OF ESTHER). on June 19th Actual price: USD $970,000.
  2. Christies Le Pèlerinage de Vie Humaine, in the French prose translation commissioned by JEANNE DE LAVAL, illuminated manuscript on vellum made for CHARLOTTE OF SAVOY on June 16th Actual price: USD $667,550.
  3. Christies Jazz. on June 16th Actual price: USD $534,830.
  4. Sothebys THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE THE FIRST BOOK-FORM PRINTING OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE on June 19th Actual price: USD $370,000.
  5. Christies De Historia Stirpium Commentarii insignes. on June 16th Actual price: USD $307,310.
  6. Christies De humani corporis fabrica, lib. VII. on June 16th Actual price: USD $250,430.
  7. Arader Galleries Catlin's North American Indian Portfolio... on June 13th Actual price: USD $244,000.
  8. Sothebys DE ANTIQUITATE JUDAICA; DE BELLO JUDAICO. on June 19th Actual price: USD $225,000.
  9. Christies Annales et croniques de France depuis la destruction de Troyes iusques au temps du Roy Louys onziesme, iadis composées par feu maistre Nicole Gilles, en son vivant Secrettaire, Iudiciaire du Roy, & Controlleur en son Tresor. on June 16th Actual price: USD $220,094.
  10. Arader Galleries An Atlas of England and Wales on June 13th Actual price: USD $195,200.
  11. Bonhams The Great Gatsby. on June 16th Actual price: USD $191,000.
  12. Christies Les Fleurs du mal. Seconde édition augmentée de trente-cinq poèmes nouveaux. on June 16th Actual price: USD $189,758.
  13. Christies Autograph letter signed (‘Descartes’) to [M. de Flessel, vicomte de Brégy], Stockholm, 15 January 1650, on June 16th Actual price: USD $184,070.
  14. Arader Galleries The Natural History of Carolina, Florida, and... on June 13th Actual price: USD $183,000.
  15. Sothebys THE BLOUDY TENENT, OF PERSECUTION, FOR CAUSE OF CONSCIENCE, DISCUSSED, IN A CONFERENCE BETWEENE TRUTH AND PEACE…. on June 19th Actual price: USD $175,000.
  16. Christies Le diverse et artificiose machine ... nelle quali si contengono uarij et artificiosi mouimenti, degni di grandissima speculatione, per cauarne beneficio in ogni sorte d'operatione. Composte in lingua italiana et francese. on June 16th Actual price: USD $165,110.
  17. Christies Discours d'Ambroise Paré ... A sçavoir de la mumie, des venins, de la licorne et de la peste. on June 16th Actual price: USD $155,630.
  18. Arader Galleries Universalior cogniti orbis tabula ex recentibus... on June 13th Actual price: USD $152,500.
  19. Sothebys AUTOGRAPH LEAF FROM HIS DISCARDED FIRST INAUGURAL ADDRESS on June 19th Actual price: USD $150,000.
  20. Ader Wolfgang-Amadeus MOZART (1756-1791) Manuscrit musical autographe pour la Sérénade en ré majeur K.185/167a on June 18th Actual price: USD $149,625.
  21. Sothebys GREAT EXPECTATIONS. on June 19th Actual price: USD $137,500.
  22. Christies Histoires extraordinaires … nouvelle édition, translated by Charles Baudelaire. on June 16th Actual price: USD $136,670.
  23. Christies A Defence of the Constitutions of Government of the United States of America. on June 16th Actual price: USD $136,670.
  24. Christies Cinq livres de chirurgie. on June 16th Actual price: USD $117,710.
  25. Christies Llanto sagrado de la America meridional. on June 16th Actual price: USD $108,230.



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

Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 6/7 on June 14th: 99.03%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 6/7 on June 14th: 98.13%
Heritage Auctions. Civil War and Militaria on June 13th: 96.44%
Waverly Auctions. Books on June 11th: 90.71%
Heritage Auctions. William E. Fredeman Pre-Raphaelite Collection Weekly Internet Rare Books and Autographs on June 17th: 89.10%
Swann Galleries. 19th and 20th Century Literature on June 17th: 87.59%
Knotty Pine Auction Service. Antique and Estate Book Sale - Session 2: Books on May 2nd: 86.41%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on June 16th: 86.36%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 6/11 on June 18th: 85.16%
Dorotheum . Books and Prints on June 15th: 82.39%
Binoche et Giquello. Books on June 12th: 81.27%


25 total sales reported this week:

Ader. Letters, Manuscripts and Autographs on June 18th: 73.99%
Tooveys. Prints on June 17th: 78.57%
Sothebys. Books and Manuscripts on June 19th: 58.67%
PBA Galleries. Travel and Exploration - Cartography on June 18th: 71.01%
Waverly Auctions. Books on June 11th: 90.71%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 6/11 on June 18th: 85.16%
Binoche et Giquello. Books on June 12th: 81.27%
Kedem Auction. Jewish and Israeli History and Culture on June 3rd: 73.69%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Books and Works on Paper on June 18th: 71.55%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Interiors: Prints on June 17th: 54.55%
Bonhams. British Master Prints on June 17th: 75.49%
Bonhams. Voices of the 20th Century on June 16th: 50.63%
Swann Galleries. 19th and 20th Century Literature on June 17th: 87.59%
Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions. Books on June 16th: 72.31%
Christies. Important Books and Manuscripts from the Library of Jenna A. Bonna on June 16th: 78.79%
Dorotheum . Books and Prints on June 15th: 82.39%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on June 16th: 86.36%
Michaans Auctions. Estate Auction - Prints, books, documents on June 13th: 52.94%
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH. Old and Modern Art, Modern Photography, Antiques on June 13th: 36.68%
Heritage Auctions. William E. Fredeman Pre-Raphaelite Collection Weekly Internet Rare Books and Autographs on June 17th: 89.10%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 6/7 on June 14th: 98.13%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 6/7 on June 14th: 99.03%
Heritage Auctions. Civil War and Militaria on June 13th: 96.44%
Knotty Pine Auction Service. Antique and Estate Book Sale - Session 2: Books on May 2nd: 86.41%
Arader Galleries. Audubons, Maps, and Natural History on June 13th: 69.77%


For the week ahead 42 sales are scheduled: 

Mon. Jun. 22nd 
Artcurial. Paris. Automobilia. 45 lots 
Artcurial. Paris. Books and Manuscripts. 206 lots 
Dorotheum . Vienna. Art Photography. 229 lots 
Bloomsbury Philobiblon. Rome. Gastronomy Books and Manuscripts. 337 lots 
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. From 1900-1980, 500 Posters at Low Prices. 281 lots 
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 73 lots 

Tue. Jun. 23rd 
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. Judaica. 22 lots 
Bloomsbury Philobiblon. Rome. Incunabula and Printed Books. 396 lots 
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Baldwin's Sale: Wellington, Napoleon and the Napoleonic Wars. 45 lots 
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Vintage Posters from the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia, Online Only. 311 lots 

Wed. Jun. 24th 
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. Books and Manuscripts. 94 lots 
Bonhams. London. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 342 lots 
Bonhams. London. Entertainment Memorabilia. 289 lots 
Auctionata. Berlin. Prints and Photography of the Modernist Era. 80 lots 
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Posters. 367 lots 

Thu. Jun. 25th 
Sothebys. Paris. Books and Manuscripts. 227 lots 
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Fine and Decorative Arts - Prints. 68 lots 
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. Autographs and Manuscripts. 415 lots 
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Caricatures. 221 lots 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 6/18. 210 lots 
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Literature. Wayne Martin Collection
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 5/21. 105 lots 
Archives International Auctions. FORT LEE,. The Rudolph P. Laubenheimer Family Archives. 1147 lots 
Auctionata. Berlin. Contemporary Prints and Photography. 104 lots 
Audap and Mirabaud. PARIS. Books
Bonhams. New York. Fine Maritime Paintings and Decorative Arts: Prints, Maps, Globes. 62 lots 
Kestenbaum and Company. New York. Fine Judaica. 173 lots 
Koller Auctions. Geneve. Modern Prints. 30 lots 

Fri. Jun. 26th 
Ader. PARIS. Books. 272 lots 
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. 75172 Pforzheim. Books and Prints. 4338 lots 
Bonhams. London. THE GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED SALE. 87 lots 
Charlton Hall. West Columbia, SC. International Sale

Sat. Jun. 27th 
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 181 lots 
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Summer Estates Auction. 29 lots 
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. The Spirit of the 20th Century. 15 lots 
Goldberg Coins and Collectibles. LOS ANGELES. Manuscripts and Collectibles. 1086 lots 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Merrill C. Berman Collection Part II Americana & Political. 356 lots 
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Gambling Memorabilia and Rare Playing Cards. 820 lots 

Sun. Jun. 28th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 6/21
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 6/21
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. The Spirit of the 19th Century
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Summer Estates Auction - Day 2. 28 lots 

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

 

  • <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>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>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
  • <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>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 €