• <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>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7: Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7:</b><br>Shaw & Nodder, <i>The Naturalist's Miscellany</i>, complete, London, 1789-1813. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7:</b> Samuel Baker, <i>A New and Exact Map of the Island of St. Christopher</i>, London, 1753. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7:</b> Henry Briggs, <i>The North Part of America</i>, London, 1625. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7: Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7:</b><br>John James Audubon, <i>Herring Gull</i>, CCXCI, hand-colored plate, London, 1836. $7,000 to $10,000. 
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7:</b> Montanus & Ogilby, <i>America: Being the Latest, and Most Accurate Description of the New World</i>, London, 1671. $10,000 to $15,000. 
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7:</b> Robert Cruikshank, portfolio of 25 watercolors, London, 1830s. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7: Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7:</b> Group of 55 French watercolors depicting the life and deeds of Napoleon, 1800s. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7:</b> Aaron & Samuel Arrowsmith, <i>Chart of the Sandwich Islands</i>, London, 1830. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7:</b> Herman Moll, <i>A New and Exact Map of the Dominions of the King of Great Britain</i>, London, 1735. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7: Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7:</b> Jacques-Nicolas Bellin,<i> L'Hydrographie Françoise</i>, Paris, circa 1770. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7:</b> Joseph Frederick Wallet Des Barres, <i>Charlestown the Capital of South Carolina</i>, London, 1780. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7:</b> Arnold Colom, <i>Pascaarte van Nieu Nederlandt</i>, Amsterdam, circa 1658. $7,000 to $10,000.
  • <b>Sotheby’s London: Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts and Continental and Russian Books. May 23, 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s London, May 23:</b> Psalter, in Latin with Middle English Supplements [southern Netherlands (Ghent?), c.1250, and England, 15th century]. £40,000 - 60,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London, May 23:</b> Book of Hours, Use of Rome, in Latin and French [France (Langres or Troyes), c.1480]. £40,000 - 60,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London, May 23:</b> Prayerbook, in Dutch [south-eastern Netherlands (perhaps Saint-Trond), c.1570-80]. £150,000 - 250,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London: Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts and Continental and Russian Books. May 23, 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s London, May 23:</b> <i>Das New Testament</i> [Translated by Martin Luther]. (Augsburg: Heinrich Steiner, And Peter Aprellen, Parchmenter, 16 February) 1535. £50,000 - 70,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London, May 23:</b> <i>Les Presents Heures Sont A Lusaige De Romme Tout Au Long Sans Riens Requerir.</i> (Paris: Gilles Hardouin For German Hardouin), [Almanac 1520-1525]. £50,000 - 70,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London, May 23:</b> Kepler, Johannes. <i>Prodromus Dissertationum Cosmographicarum, Continens Mysterium Cosmographicum, De Admirabili Proportione Orbium Coelestium...</i> Tübingen: Georg Gruppenbach, 1596. £100,000 - 150,000
  • <b>Bonhams: Fine Books and Manuscripts. June 7 New York<br>June 14 London. Accepting consignments</b>
    <b>Bonhams Jun 7:</b> Sangorski & Sutcliffe: Jewelled Binding. Byron, Lord [George Gordon]. An illuminated manuscript on vellum, being Byron's Ode to Napoleon. $40,000 - 60,000.
    <b>Sold at Bonhams:</b> Smith (Adam). <i>An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations</i>, 2 vol., first edition, W. Strahan, and T. Cadell, 1776. Sold for £68,750.
    <b>Sold at Bonhams:</b> Fleming (Ian). <i>Casino Royale</i>, first edition, first impression, Jonathan Cape, [1953]. Sold for £20,000
    <b>Bonhams: Fine Books and Manuscripts. June 7 New York<br>June 14 London. Accepting consignments</b>
    <b>Sold at Bonhams:</b> Orwell (George). <i>Keep the Aspidistra Flying</i>, first edition, author's presentation copy, inscribed <i>"To, F.G. Westrope, with very best wishes, from, 'George Orwell'"</i><br>1936. Sold for £22,500
    <b>Sold at Bonhams:</b> Prout (Victor Albert). The Thames from London to Oxford in Forty Photographs. First [-Second] Series in 1 vol., first edition, Virtue and Company, [1862]. Sold for £16,250
    <b>Sold at Bonhams:</b> Fleming (Alexander). Papers and memorabilia of Sir Alexander Fleming kept by his niece Mary Elizabeth (Anne) Johnston, including a penicillin mould, notebook, photographs and other papers. Sold for £12,500

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40 Auctions Archived, 16 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday June 27th, 40 auctions were archived to the AED; 20 denominated in euros, 6 in British pounds, and 14 in US dollars.  Turnover was $13,453,017 as 10,167 lots were offered and 7,343 sold for a 72% success rate.

3 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

BonhamsFine Books and Manuscripts on June 24th: $3,164,454 
Kestenbaum and CompanyFine Judaica on June 25th: $1,661,546 
SothebysBooks and Manuscripts on June 25th: $1,441,961 


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

Pierre Berge and AssociesJudaica on June 23rd: 315.62% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsCaricatures on June 25th: 205.52% 
Neret Minet and TessierAsian Arts - Prints on June 15th: 172.08% 
Kestenbaum and CompanyFine Judaica on June 25th: 155.90% 
Jacksons AuctionWorld Treasures: Important Russian, European, Asian & American Works - Important Americana on June 16th: 144.54% 
PandolfiniImportant Collection of Modern and Contemporary Prints on June 9th: 132.53% 
Pierre Berge and AssociesAutographs and Manuscripts on June 25th: 130.66% 
FerratonBooks and Prints on June 20th: 120.42% 
BonhamsFine Books and Manuscripts on June 24th: 111.67% 
ArtcurialAutomobilia on June 22nd: 111.04% 
AuctionataPrints and Photography of the Modernist Era on June 24th: 108.25% 
SothebysBooks and Manuscripts on June 25th: 106.50% 
Audap and MirabaudBooks on June 25th: 105.05% 

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Kestenbaum and Company (ISRAEL, LAND OF). (Igroth Shada’r). on June 25th Actual price: USD $239,850.
  2. Bonhams Papers of Friedrich Engels as Corresponding Secretary of the First International for Italy and Spain on June 24th Actual price: USD $220,585.
  3. Bonhams Illustrated autograph journal kept by Commander Albert Hastings Markham, Captain of HMS Alert on June 24th Actual price: USD $164,065.
  4. Jacksons Auction AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR BROADSIDE “BATTLE OF BUNKER HILL”, on June 16th Actual price: USD $150,000.
  5. Bonhams Animal Farm on June 24th Actual price: USD $145,225.
  6. Bonhams Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica, first edition on June 24th Actual price: USD $145,225.
  7. Pierre Berge and Associes MANUSCRIT AVEC RELIURE EN ARGENT FINEMENT TRAVAILLÉ Kitsee, Autriche, XVIIIème siècle on June 23rd Actual price: USD $138,880.
  8. Pandolfini FEMME AU MEDAILLON. on June 9th Actual price: USD $133,000.
  9. Artcurial Ensemble de documentation on June 22nd Actual price: USD $121,136.
  10. Bonhams The Ted Hughes Archive formed by his friend and manuscript advisor Roy Davids, on June 24th Actual price: USD $120,733.
  11. Sothebys [RUSSIE, CAMPAGNE DE] MANUSCRIT -- HISTOIRE DE LA CAMPAGNE DE 1812 EN RUSSIE ET DE MA CAPTIVITÉ CHEZ LES RUSSES EN 1813. on June 25th Actual price: USD $113,568.
  12. Artcurial Dédicacé, signé et daté. Saison 1990. Champion du monde des pilotes - champion du monde des constructeurs on June 22nd Actual price: USD $111,328.
  13. Kestenbaum and Company Ahavah BeTa’anugim [commentary to the Mishnah] on June 25th Actual price: USD $98,400.
  14. Jacksons Auction “THE FEDERALIST”, on June 16th Actual price: USD $93,750.
  15. Kestenbaum and Company Melecheth Shlomo [commentary to the Mishnah] on June 25th Actual price: USD $92,250.
  16. RR Auction Ludwig Wittgenstein Archive on June 17th Actual price: USD $89,857.
  17. Pierre Berge and Associes IMPORTANT MANUSCRIT DE PRIÈRES SUR PARCHEMIN, RELIURE EN VÉLIN Par le scribe Gabriel Pressburger, 1769 on June 23rd Actual price: USD $88,883.
  18. Kestenbaum and Company (The Mahari’t). Teshuvoth [responsa] on June 25th Actual price: USD $73,800.
  19. Bonhams Illustrated autograph journal kept by Captain Albert Hastings Markham on his tour of the United States, on June 24th Actual price: USD $70,650.
  20. Artcurial L'Album d'Autographes de la belle-s&#x153;ur de Léopoldine Hugo on June 22nd Actual price: USD $69,292.
  21. Bonhams A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man on June 24th Actual price: USD $62,800.
  22. Bonhams Autograph letter signed ("Alan Turing"), to Maria Greenbaum ("Dear Maria"), the eight-year-old daughter of his Jungian analyst, explaining with the aid of three diagrams the moves needed to play out successfully at solitaire, on June 24th Actual price: USD $62,800.
  23. Bonhams Series of five typed letters signed and two autograph postcards signed ("MK Gandhi"), to Harold K. Hales, MP, on June 24th Actual price: USD $58,875.
  24. Bonhams The Wolery' on June 24th Actual price: USD $54,950.
  25. Bonhams Seven Pillars of Wisdom, a triumph on June 24th Actual price: USD $54,950.



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

Pierre Berge and Associes. Judaica on June 23rd: 100.00%
National Book Auctions. Books, Art and Ephemera - Craighead, Modern Firsts, Frontier on June 21st: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 6/14 on June 21st: 98.81%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Caricatures on June 25th: 98.19%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 6/14 on June 21st: 97.89%
Jacksons Auction. World Treasures: Important Russian, European, Asian & American Works - Important Americana on June 16th: 92.50%
James D Julia Auctioneers. Advertising, Toy and Doll Auction on June 19th: 91.67%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 6/18 on June 25th: 87.14%
Bonhams. Fine Books and Manuscripts on June 24th: 86.55%
Eldreds. Fine and Decorative Arts - Prints on June 25th: 85.29%
Pierre Berge and Associes. Autographs and Manuscripts on June 25th: 83.61%
Audap and Mirabaud. Books on June 25th: 82.64%
Ferraton. Books and Prints on June 20th: 80.87%

40 total sales reported this week:

Bloomsbury Auctions. Baldwin's Sale: Wellington, Napoleon and the Napoleonic Wars on June 23rd: 62.22%
PBA Galleries. Fine Literature. Wayne Martin Collection on June 25th: 68.80%
Bonhams. THE GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED SALE on June 26th: 71.26%
Eldreds. Fine and Decorative Arts - Prints on June 25th: 85.29%
Kestenbaum and Company. Fine Judaica on June 25th: 79.77%
Audap and Mirabaud. Books on June 25th: 82.64%
Pierre Berge and Associes. Judaica on June 23rd: 100.00%
Pierre Berge and Associes. Autographs and Manuscripts on June 25th: 83.61%
Pierre Berge and Associes. Books and Manuscripts on June 24th: 67.02%
Auctionata. Contemporary Prints and Photography on June 25th: 51.92%
Auctionata. Prints and Photography of the Modernist Era on June 24th: 77.50%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Caricatures on June 25th: 98.19%
Romantic Agony Book and Print Auctions. DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY - Day 2 on June 20th: 24.55%
Romantic Agony Book and Print Auctions. DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY - Day 1 on June 19th: 24.44%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 6/18 on June 25th: 87.14%
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Works on Paper and Books on June 13th: 79.93%
Bonhams. Fine Maritime Paintings and Decorative Arts: Prints, Maps, Globes on June 25th: 50.00%
Sothebys. Books and Manuscripts on June 25th: 78.85%
Bonhams. Entertainment Memorabilia on June 24th: 57.44%
Bonhams. Fine Books and Manuscripts on June 24th: 86.55%
RR Auction. The NASA Collection of Leon Ford - Internet bidstart 6/18 on June 17th: 68.00%
Ferraton. Books and Prints on June 20th: 80.87%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Vintage Posters from the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia, Online Only on June 23rd: 53.70%
Pandolfini. Important Collection of Modern and Contemporary Prints on June 9th: 73.15%
Jacksons Auction. World Treasures: Important Russian, European, Asian & American Works - Important Americana on June 16th: 92.50%
Artcurial. Books and Manuscripts on June 22nd: 60.68%
Artcurial. Automobilia on June 22nd: 55.56%
Dorotheum . Art Photography on June 22nd: 51.09%
Neret Minet and Tessier. Asian Arts - Prints on June 15th: 65.63%
Vermot de Pas. Comic Strips on June 20th: 50.63%
Aguttes. Automobilia - Books and Prints on June 20th: 62.20%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on June 23rd: 72.60%
Adams Amsterdam Auctions. Max Reneman - The Magical Provo, initiator of the 'Insect Sect' and the 'Expertology Lab' on June 9th: 75.00%
National Book Auctions. Books, Art and Ephemera - Craighead, Modern Firsts, Frontier on June 21st: 100.00%
James D Julia Auctioneers. Advertising, Toy and Doll Auction on June 19th: 91.67%
Auctionata. Rare Prints and Portfolios from the Brusberg Gallery on June 19th: 53.57%
Bonhams. Summer Classic Sale - Automobilia on June 20th: 73.40%
PBA Galleries. Travel and Exploration - Cartography on June 18th: 70.26%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 6/14 on June 21st: 98.81%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 6/14 on June 21st: 97.89%

 

For the week ahead 16 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jun. 29th 
Artcurial. Paris. Photography. 170 lots

Tue. Jun. 30th
Christies. Paris. Photographs, Icons and Styles. 63 lots
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. Morris Everett, Jr., The Auction - Day II. 700 lots
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . Prints. 44 lots
Guernseys. New York, NY. Colonel McCrahon Collection - World War I Posters. 706 lots

Wed. Jul. 1st
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. July 1 Auction - books and prints. 17 lots
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Exeter. Maritime. 41 lots
Guernseys. New York, NY. Colonel McCrahon Collection - World War I Posters - Day 2. 605 lots

Thu. Jul. 2nd
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Editions and Works on Paper. 324 lots
Rossini. Paris. Prints.
Auctionata. Berlin. Brusberg Galleries: Prints. 64 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 6/25. 213 lots

Fri. Jul. 3rd
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Pictures and Prints. 116 lots

Sun. Jul. 5th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 6/28.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 6/28.
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. Fontainebleau Empire. 128 lots

The summer is now officially upon us.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s: La bibliothèque de Pierre Bergé - Music and Poetry. 28 June 2017
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés, in association with Sotheby’s, June 28:</b> Jean de Lassus. Songs and madrigals. Album of three collections of secular music for tenor. Est: 15,000-20,000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés, in assoc. with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Richard Wagner. <i>Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg</i> [Booklet annotated by Wagner]. Original edition, corrected and annotated by Wagner.<br>Est: 60,000-80,000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés, in assoc. with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Claude Debussy. <i>La Damoiselle élue</i>. Lyric poem, after Rossetti. Limited ed of 160 copies: #98 of 125 on white vellum. Cover w/famous lithograph by Maurice Denis. Est: 6,000-8,000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s: La bibliothèque de Pierre Bergé - Music and Poetry. 28 June 2017
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés, in assoc. with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Stéphane Mallarmé. <i>A Throw of the Dice Will Never Abolish Chance</i>. Corrected proofs. With autograph documents and lithographs by Redon.<br>Est: 10,000-15,000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés, in assoc. with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Henri Sauguet. <i>Les Forains</i>. Ballet. Reduction for piano. Paris, Rouart, Lerolle & Cie, 1946. Binding of the time. Original edition.<br>Est: 20,000-30,000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés, in assoc. with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Athanasius Kircher. <i>Musurgia Universalis sive Ars Magna Consoni et Dissoni in X. Libros digesta</i>. Rare original edition of the first musical encyclopedia.<br>Est: 30,000-40,000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s: La bibliothèque de Pierre Bergé - Music and Poetry. 28 June 2017
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés, in assoc. with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> François Villon & Clément Marot. <i>Les Œuvres de Françoys Villon de Paris</i>, reviewed and delivered in their entirety by Clement Marot, valet de chambre of the Roy. Est: 15,000-20,000
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés, in assoc. with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Rainer Maria Rilke. <i>Larenopfer</i> (Offering to the Lares gods). Original edition. The second collection of Rainer Maria Rilke, containing ninety poems.<br>Est: 6,000-8,000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés, in assoc. with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Frédéric Chopin. <i>Scherzo for piano</i>, Paris, 1837. Exceptional score with authograph to his virtuoso student Jeanne Porte. Est: 15,000-20,000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s: La bibliothèque de Pierre Bergé - Music and Poetry. 28 June 2017
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés, in assoc. with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Paul Éluard. <i>Capitale de la douleur.</i> One the most beautiful poetic collections from the 1st surrealist wave, bearing an autograph by the author to Coco Chanel. Est: 15,000-20,000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés, in assoc. with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Pierre de Ronsard. <i>Les Amours... </i> newly augmented by the author, and commented by Marc Antoine de Muret. Plus a few Odes from the author, not yet printed.<br>Est: 40,000-60,000 €
  • <b>Bubb Kuyper Auctions: Sale of Books, Prints and Manuscripts.<br>May 30 – June 2, 2017</b>
    <b>Bubb Kuyper Auctions May 30:</b> Hobson, R.L. <i>A catalogue of Chinese pottery and porcelain in the collection of Sir Percival David</i> (London, 1934). Est. € 8.000-10.000
    <b>Bubb Kuyper Auctions May 30:</b> Chagall, M. <i>Drawings for the bible</i>. (Paris, 1960). Est. € 1.500-2.500
    <b>Bubb Kuyper Auctions May 30:</b> Zwart, P. [N.K.F.]. <i>Delft kabels</i> (Delft, 1933). Est. € 20.000-30.000
    <b>Bubb Kuyper Auctions: Sale of Books, Prints and Manuscripts.<br>May 30 – June 2, 2017</b>
    <b>Bubb Kuyper Auctions May 30:</b> Zwart, P. [N.K.F.]. <i>Normalieënboekje</i> (Delft, 1924-1926). Est. € 30.000-50.000
    <b>Bubb Kuyper Auctions May 30:</b> [Russian children's books]. Mayakovsky, V. Kem byt'? (What to be?) (Moscow, 1932). Est. € 500-700
    <b>Bubb Kuyper Auctions May 30:</b> [Léger, F.]. Cendrars, B. <i>La Fin du Monde filmée par l'Ange</i> N.-D (Paris, 1919). Est. € 2.000-3.000
    <b>Bubb Kuyper Auctions: Sale of Books, Prints and Manuscripts.<br>May 30 – June 2, 2017</b>
    <b>Bubb Kuyper Auctions May 31:</b><br>La Roche, E. <i>Indische Baukunst</i> (Munich, 1921-1922). Est. € 3.000-5.000
    <b>Bubb Kuyper Auctions May 31:</b> Blume, C.L. <i>Flora Javae nec non insularum adjacentium./ Flora Javae nec non insularum adjacentium </i> (Brussels, 1828). Est. € 7.000-9.000
    <b>Bubb Kuyper Auctions May 31:</b> <i>Description de l'Égypte (…) pendant l'expédition de l'armée francaise</i> (Paris, 1820-1829). Est. € 30.000-50.000
    <b>Bubb Kuyper Auctions: Sale of Books, Prints and Manuscripts.<br>May 30 – June 2, 2017</b>
    <b>Bubb Kuyper Auctions May 31:</b><br>La Fontaine, J. de. <i>Fables choisies, mises en vers </i> (Paris, 1756).<br>Est. € 1.500-2.500
    <b>Bubb Kuyper Auctions May 31:</b> [VOC and WIC]. Pelsaert, F. <i>Ongeluckige Voyagie, Van 't Schip Batavia, Nae de Oost-Indien</i> (Amsterdam, 1647).<br>Est. € 40.000-60.000
    <b>Bubb Kuyper Auctions June 2:</b> Goya y Lucientes, F.J. de. <i>La Taureaumachie </i> (Paris, 1876), 40 etchings and aquatints. Est. € 8.000-10.000
  • <b>Forum Auctions: Important Books & Manuscripts. May 24, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions May 24:</b> Columnis (Guido de). <i>Historia destructionis Troiae</i>, first edition, 1477-79.<br>Est. £30,000 - 40,000
    <b>Forum Auctions May 24:</b> Modus versificando. Extraordinary sammelband of 21 works collected by a German humanist, 1492-1519. Est. £40,000 - 60,000
    <b>Forum Auctions May 24:</b> Mary I & King Philip II. Letter signed to Lord Paget signed "Mary the Quene" and "Philipp R" and endorsed "By the King and the Quene", 1p., Westminster, 29th January 1555.<br>Est. £18,000 - 20,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Important Books & Manuscripts. May 24, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions May 24:</b> Pontanus (Ludovicus). <i>Singularia</i>, Lyon, 1517. Est. £4,000 - 6,000
    <b>Forum Auctions May 24:</b> Greene (Graham). <i>The Confidential Agent</i>, first edition, 1939. Est. £1,500 - 2,000
    <b>Forum Auctions May 24:</b> Dodgson (Rev. C.L.). <i>The Hunting of the the Snark</i>, presentation copy inscribed by the author, 1876. Est. £2,500 - 3,500
    <b>Forum Auctions: Important Books & Manuscripts. May 24, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions May 24:</b> Bacon (Sir Francis). <i>The Tvvoo Bookes of Francis Bacon</i>, first edition, 1605. Est. £1,000 - 1,500
    <b>Forum Auctions May 24:</b> Metcalf (John Henry). <i>Armorial Sketches</i>, manuscript 1850. Est. £2,000 - 3,000
    <b>Forum Auctions May 24:</b> Firdausi (Abu'l-Qasim). <i>Shahnama [The Book of Kings]</i>, with 20 minaitures, probably Kashmir, [late 18th/early 19th century]. Est. £2,000 - 3,000
  • <b>Seth Kaller:</b> “America the Beautiful”
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> George Washington, Tongue-in-Cheek, Writes James McHenry About His Wife or Mistress—But Funding the Continental Army is the Real Topic
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Young’s Map of the United States
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> President Lincoln & His Most Profitable Client, the Illinois Central Railroad
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Lincoln Thanks Former Pro-Slavery and Newly Republican Congressman for a Fiery Anti-Slavery Speech at a Philadelphia Campaign Rally
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> “A Visit From St. Nicholas” - great association copy inscribed by Clement C. Moore
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Einstein Agrees to Allow “a Short Book on the Hydrogen Bomb” to Use His Statement Made on Eleanor Roosevelt’s TV Show
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> The Building Blocks of Albert Einstein’s Creative Mind
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> A Unique Manuscript Map of Block Island Sound Including Fisher’s and Gardiner’s Islands, the Hamptons, and Montauk Point
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> J.R.R. Tolkien Writes his Proofreader with a Lengthy Discussion of the Lord of the Rings, Including Criticism of Radio Broadcasts of his Work
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Six Benjamin Franklin Signed Receipts – Including his Earliest Obtainable Autograph — Acknowledging a Donation to the Famous Library Company He Founded, and Five Payments for His Pennsylvania Gazette
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Sherman Dishes on Lincoln & Thomas, Meade, Sheridan, Halleck & Grant
  • <b>Skinner Fine Books & Manuscripts: Books & Manuscripts Online Auction. May 23 - June 2, 2017</b>
    <b>Skinner Auction May 23 - Jun 2:</b> Andrew Wyeth, an archive of 43 unpublished letters. $80,000-120,000 [lot 1106]
    <b>Skinner Auction May 23 - Jun 2:</b> Abraham Lincoln, signed document granting pensions to surviving Revolutionary War Veterans, 1865. $60,000-80,000 [lot 1058]
    <b>Skinner Auction May 23 - Jun 2:</b> Forlani Map of North America, 1566. $40,000-60,000 [lot 1555]
    <b>Skinner Fine Books & Manuscripts: Books & Manuscripts Online Auction. May 23 - June 2, 2017</b>
    <b>Skinner Auction May 23 - Jun 2:</b> <i>Journal des Dames et des Modes</i>, 1912-1914. $4,000-6,000 [lot 1294]
    <b>Skinner Auction May 23 - Jun 2:</b> Book of Hours, Use of Rouen, late 14th Century. $30,000-40,000 [lot 1162]
    <b>Skinner Auction May 23 - Jun 2:</b> Schedel, World Map, 1493. $5,000-7,000 [lot 1589]
    <b>Skinner Fine Books & Manuscripts: Books & Manuscripts Online Auction. May 23 - June 2, 2017</b>
    <b>Skinner Auction May 23 - Jun 2:</b> Sir Isaac Newton’s copy of <i>Le Grand’s Institutio Philosophiae</i>, 1675. $5,000-7,000 [lot 1308]
    <b>Skinner Auction May 23 - Jun 2:</b> Muhammad Mu'min Husaini’s Tuhfat al-Mu'minin, 17th century Persian medical manuscript on paper. $4,000-6,000 [lot 1118]
    <b>Skinner Auction May 23 - Jun 2:</b> Persian Calligraphy, an album. $4,000-6,000 [lot 1119]
    <b>Skinner Fine Books & Manuscripts: Books & Manuscripts Online Auction. May 23 - June 2, 2017</b>
    <b>Skinner Auction May 23 - Jun 2:</b> Edgar Allan Poe, <i>Tales</i>, New York: Wiley & Putnam, 1845. $3,00-5,000 [lot 1361]
    <b>Skinner Auction May 23 - Jun 2:</b> English New Testament, Douay-Rheims, 1582, first edition. $10,000-15,000 [lot 1154]