• <b>Bonhams: Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including Illustration Art. June 7, 2017</b>
    <b>Bonhams June 7:</b> The 1936 Nobel Prize Medal for Physics, Presented to Victor Franz Hess for His Discovery of Cosmic Radiation. $300,000 to $500,000
    <b>Bonhams June 7:</b> Sangorski & Sutcliffe: Jewelled Binding. Byron, Lord [George Gordon]. An illuminated manuscript on vellum, being Byron's <i>Ode to Napoleon.</i> $40,000 to $60,000
    <b>Bonhams June 7:</b> Ruscha, Ed. Complete Set of 16 Artist's Books by Ed Ruscha. Various Places: Various Publishers, 1968-1973. All first printings, seven signed or with early inscriptions. $70,000 to $90,000
    <b>Bonhams: Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including Illustration Art. June 7, 2017</b>
    <b>Bonhams June 7:</b> McKenney, Thomas L. and James Hall. <i>History of the Indian Tribes of North America.</i> Fine and unsophisticated subscriber's copy in early state. $40,000 to $60,000
    <b>Bonhams June 7:</b> Williams, Thomas Lanier ("Tennessee Williams"). Producer Charles K. Feldman's file on the production of <i>The Glass Menagerie</i>(Warner Bros., 1950). $30,000 to $50,000
    <b>Bonhams June 7:</b> Lee, Harper. Archive of correspondence including 35 autograph letters signed (mostly "Harper", but a few "H", "H.L." or "Nelle Harper"). $25,000 to $35,000
    <b>Bonhams: Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including Illustration Art. June 7, 2017</b>
    <b>Bonhams June 7:</b> Tocqueville, Alexis de. <i>De la Démocratie en Amérique.</i> First editions of both parts of Tocqueville's classic <i>Democracy In America</i>. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams June 7:</b> Complete set of all periodical publications of The Royal Geographical Society 1831-1948, comprising 203 volumes with thousands of plates and maps, many folding. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams June 7:</b> Alchemy. Loewens and Richard. <i>Universal Medicin ex regulo stellato.</i> Original alchemical manuscript written in German and Latin, ink on paper. $15,000 to $20,000
    <b>Bonhams: Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including Illustration Art. June 7, 2017</b>
    <b>Bonhams June 7:</b> Bray, Anna Eliza. <i>Life of Thomas Stothard, R.A. with Personal Reminiscences.</i> Remarkable 10-volume collection of Stothard's work, expansively extra-illustrated. $12,000 to $18,000
    <b>Bonhams June 7:</b> Algren, Nelson. Producer Charles Feldman's extensive production archive of <i>Walk on the Wild Side</i> (Columbia 1962). $12,000 to $18,000
    <b>Bonhams June 7:</b> Elliot, Daniel Giraud. <i>The New and Heretofore Unfigured Species of the Birds of North America.</i> First edition, one of only 200 copies printed. $10,000 to $15,000
  • <b>Bubb Kuyper Auctions: Sale of Books, Prints and Manuscripts.<br>May 30 – June 2, 2017</b>
    <b>Bubb Kuyper Auctions May 30:</b> 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>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>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

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>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>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
  • <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.