• <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>Bonhams, March 9. Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including the Kennedy Years</b>
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> BROWNING, ELIZABETH BARRETT. Autograph Manuscript Initialed ("E.B.B."), being the working notebook for the poems contained in <i>The Seraphim and Other Poems</i>. $400,000 to 600,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> WILDE, OSCAR. Two leaves, pp 31-34, from the first appearance of <i>The Picture of Dorian Gray in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine for July, 1890</i>, with Wilde's autograph revisions. $40,000 to 60,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Comedies, Histories and Tragedies; Published according to the true Originall Copies. Second Impression. [THE SECOND FOLIO.]</i> $200,000 to 300,000
    <b>Bonhams, March 9. Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including the Kennedy Years</b>
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> KENNEDY, JOHN FITZGERALD. Photograph Signed ("John F. Kennedy") and Inscribed, 8 x 10 inch gelatin silver print, of Senator Kennedy and Miss Barelli, at the swearing of the secretarial oath for Miss Barelli. $1,200 to 1,800
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> COOPER, JAMES FENIMORE. Autograph Manuscript, being Chapter XXVII of <i>Afloat and Ashore</i>. $15,000 to 20,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> IRVING, WASHINGTON. Autograph Manuscript, being Chapter 20 from Volume IV of <i>The Life of George Washington</i>. $20,000 to 30,000
    <b>Bonhams, March 9. Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including the Kennedy Years</b>
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> VERNE, JULES. Autograph Manuscript Signed ("Jules Verne"), being the complete short story "<i>Une fantaisie de docteur Ox</i>". $100,000 to 150,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> ALCHEMY. <i>[The Crowning of Nature, or Coronatio Naturae.]</i> Original alchemical manuscript on paper, ruled in red, with watermark of the arms of Schieland. $100,000 to 150,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> DE JODE, CORNELUS. 1568 - 1600. <i>Quivirae Regnu, Cum Alija Versus Borea</i>. [Antwerp: Arnoldum Coninx, 1593]. $7,000 to 10,000
    <b>Bonhams, March 9. Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including the Kennedy Years</b>
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> HOOKER, JOSEPH DALTON. <i>The Rhododendrons of Sikkim-Himalaya; Being an Account, Botanical and Geographical, of the Rhododendrons Recently Discovered in the Mountains of Eastern Himalaya</i>… $7,000 to 10,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> CATLIN, GEORGE. <i>North American Indian Portfolio. Hunting scenes and amusements of the Rocky Mountains and prairies of America. From drawings and notes of the author, made during eight years' travel.</i> $20,000 to 30,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> LINCOLN, ABRAHAM. HESLER, ALEXANDER. Platinum print, 8 3/4 x 6 3/4 in, of a beardless Lincoln, 1860.<br>$2,000 to 3,000
  • <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>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> THE PAPERS OF BREVET MAJOR GENERAL JOHN GROSS BARNARD (1815-1882), Chief Engineer of the Army of the Potomac. Estimate: $75,000-100,000
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> ALVIN LANGDON COBURN. London. With 20 photogravures by Coburn and text by Hilaire Belloc, London and New York: 1909. First edition. Est: $4,000-6,000
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> WILLIAM FADEN, A Plan of New York Island, with part of Long Island, Staten Island & East New Jersey. London: 1776. Estimate: $5,000-8,000
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> MAX BEERBOHM, Lord Curzon delivering an oration. Original drawing with collage. London, 1912. Est: $2,000-3,000
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> AMERICAN REVOLUTION, Recueil des Loix Constitutives des Colonies Angloises. A Philadelphie, et se vend a Paris: Cellot & Jombert, 1778. First collected edition in French. Estimate: $500-800
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> WILLIAM TECUMSEH SHERMAN, Confederate General Joseph Johnston's copy of Sherman's General Orders No. 65 announcing the final agreement of Surrender, 27 April 1865. Est: $4,000-6,000
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> JOHN KEATS, Lamia, Isabella, the Eve of Saint Agnes and Other Poems. London: Taylor and Hessey, 1820. First edition of Keats’s third book.. Estimate: $5,000-7,000
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> M. T. Cicero's Cato Major, or his discourse of Old-age: With Explanatory Notes. Philadelphia: Benjamin Franklin, 1744. Est: $5,000-8,000
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> WINSTON S CHURCHILL, History of the English Speaking Peoples. London: Cassell, 1956-58. First editions. Est: $1,500-2,500

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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 Mar. 30: Printed & Manuscript African Americana</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> Malcolm X, typed manuscripts for the <i>LA Herald Dispatch</i> column "God's Angry Men," 1957.<br>$200,000 to $300,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> Frederick Douglass, Autograph Letter Signed to George Alfred Townsend, Washington, 1880.<br>$40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> Carte-de-visite album featuring a previously unrecorded image of Harriet Tubman, 1860s.<br>$20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30: Printed & Manuscript African Americana</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> Collection of documents from the Montgomery Improvement Association, Alabama, 1955-63. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> Martin Luther King, Jr., working draft of the "Letter from Birmingham Jail," Alabama, 1963. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> <i>Benjamin Bannaker's Almanac</i> for 1795, Baltimore. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30: Printed & Manuscript African Americana</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> Collection of 41 letters addressed to Rebecca Primus, 1854-72.<br>$20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> Abby Fisher, <i>What Mrs. Fisher Knows About Old Southern Cooking</i>, first edition, San Francisco, 1881.<br>$10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> Victor H. Green, <i>The Negro Motorist Green-Book for 1941</i>, New York, 1940. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> Toni Morrison, <i>The Bluest Eye, </i>reviewer's copy, New York, 1971. $4,000 to $6,000.
  • <b>Arader Galleries, March 25, 2017: Spring 2017 Auction</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Mar. 25:</b> Ruffed Grous, Plate 41. John James Audubon from <i>Birds of America</i>. Double Elephant Folio. First Edition Engravings with Original Hand Color. $45,000 – 60,000
    <b>Arader Galleries, Mar. 25:</b> Rosate Spoonbill, Plate 321. John James Audubon from <i>Birds of America</i>. Double Elephant Folio. First Edition Engravings with Original Hand Color. $110,000 – 150,000
    <b>Arader Galleries, Mar. 25:</b> American White Pelican, Plate 311. John James Audubon. First Edition Robert Havell Aquatint Engraving with Original Hand Color From <i>Birds of America</i> Double Elephant Folio.<br>$100,000 – 140,000
    <b>Arader Galleries, March 25, 2017: Spring 2017 Auction</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Mar. 25:</b> Jaguar, Plate 101. John James Audubon. $12,000 – 16,000
    <b>Arader Galleries, Mar. 25:</b> <i>Birds of Asia</i>. John Gould (1804-1881). London: Taylor and Francis for the Author, 1850-83. $80,000 – 130,000
    <b>Arader Galleries, Mar. 25:</b> <i>The Birds of Europe</i>. John Gould (1804-1881). London: by Richard and John E. Taylor, published by the Author 1832-37. $60,000 – 90,000
    <b>Arader Galleries, March 25, 2017: Spring 2017 Auction</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Mar. 25:</b> <i>The Birds of Great Britain</i>. John Gould (1804-1881). London: Taylor and Francis for the author, [1862]-1873.<br>$30,000 - 45,000
    <b>Arader Galleries, Mar. 25:</b> <i>The Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands</i>. Mark Catesby (1682/83–1749). London: [1729-] 1731-1743 [-1747].<br>$275,000 – 350,000
    <b>Arader Galleries, Mar. 25:</b> <i>Dell’arcano del mare</i> [Books 1-4]. Robert Dudley (1573-1649). Firenze: Francesco Onofri, 1646. $50,000 - 70,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, March 25, 2017: Spring 2017 Auction</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Mar. 25:</b> <i>Cartes Generales de Toutes les Parties du Monde</i>. Nicholas Sanson D’Abbeville (1600-1667). Paris: The Author and Pierre Mariette, 1658 [but 1659]. $20,000 - 30,000
    <b>Arader Galleries, Mar. 25:</b> <i>A Map of the Inhabited Part of Virginia, containing the whole of the Province of Maryland with Part of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and North Carolina.</i> Joshua Fry and Peter Jefferson.<br>$150,000 – 300,000
    <b>Arader Galleries, Mar. 25:</b> <i>Voyage dans l’Interieur de l’Amerique du Nord execute pendant les annees 1832, 1833 et 1834.</i> BODMER, Karl (illustrator) - Prince Maximilian zu Wied-Neuwied. $525,000 – 750,000
  • <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books and Works on Paper. March 30, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Potter (Beatrix). The Tale of Peter Rabbit, first edition, first issue, [1901]. Part of an extensive, private Beatrix Potter collection. £15,000 - 20,000
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Dodgson (Charles Lutwidge). The Hunting of the Snark, first edition, with original printed dust-jacket, 1876.<br>£7,000 - 9,000
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Buckland Wright (John). Pervigilium Veneris: The Vigil of Venus, number 1 of 100 copies (Christopher Sandford's copy), Golden Cockerel Press, 1939.<br>£2,000 - 3,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books and Works on Paper. March 30, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Kelmscott Press. Keats (John). The Poems, one of 300, orig. vellum, 8vo, Kelmscott Press, 1894. £1,800 - 2,200
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Greenhill (Elizabeth).- Morison (Stanley) and Kenneth Day. The Typographic Book, 1450-1935, bound in dark green goatskin by Elizabeth Greenhill, 1963. £6,000 - 8,000
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Fitzgerald (F. Scott). The Great Gatsby, first edition, first state dust-jacket, New York, 1925. £25,000 - 35,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books and Works on Paper. March 30, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Dionysius, <i>Halicarnassensis</i>. Antiquitates Romanae, Editio princeps, Treviso, Bernardinus Celerius, 24 or 25 February, 1480. £4,000 - 6,000
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Canon Law. [Laurentius Puldericus. Breviarum decreti], manuscript in Latin, on paper, [?Germany], [c. 1450].<br>£5,000 - 7,000
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Swimming. Percey (William) The Compleat Swimmer: or, the Art of Swimming, first and only edition, by J.C. for Henry Fletcher, 1658. £5,000 - 7,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books and Works on Paper. March 30, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Binding with silverwork by Anthony Nelme. The Holy Bible, containing the Old Testament and the New: : newly translated out of the original tongues, Oxford, John Baskett, 1716. £10,000 - 15,000
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> George IV's copy. Nash (John, architect). The Royal Pavilion at Brighton, one of 10 copies, 1826. £8,000 - 10,000
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Blake (William, 1757-1827). "With Dreams upon my bed thou scarest me & affrightest me with Visions", 1825. £700 - 1,000
  • <b>Auction Pierre Bergé & associés in association with Sotheby’s: Important Books and Manuscripts from the Library of Jean A. Bonna from the 15th to the 20th Century. Sale on April 26, 2017. Exhibition in London March 28-30</b>
    <b>Pierre Bergé & Associés, Apr. 26:</b> Galileo, <i>Discorsi e Dimostrazioni matematiche.</i> Leyde, Elzevier, 1638. Original edition: only known copy of the first state. €700,000 – 900,000
    <b>Pierre Bergé & Associés, Apr. 26:</b> Fables illustrated by Benjamin Rabier. Paris, Tallandier, without date [ca. 1910]. Superb binding doubled in vellum decorated with painted and mosaic decors by André Mare illustrating four fables. €10,000 – 15,000
    <b>Pierre Bergé & Associés, Apr. 26:</b> Gustave Flaubert, draft for the preface of the <i>Memoir for the defense of Madame Bovary</i>, 15-30 January 1857. Exceptiona signed autograph manuscript. €40,000 – 60,000
    <b>Auction Pierre Bergé & associés in association with Sotheby’s: Important Books and Manuscripts from the Library of Jean A. Bonna from the 15th to the 20th Century. Sale on April 26, 2017. Exhibition in London March 28-30</b>
    <b>Pierre Bergé & Associés, Apr. 26:</b> Boccace, <i>The Book of Praise and the Virtue of the Noble and Cleric Ladies.</i> Verard, 1493. First edition of the French version attributed to Laurent de Premierfait. €40,000 – 60,000
    <b>Pierre Bergé & Associés, Apr. 26:</b> Exceptional set of 15 original bindings by Jean de Gonet, on rare editions illustrated by Picasso, Matisse, Miro or original editions of Bataille or Radiguet.