• <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>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
  • <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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Swann Gallaries: Autographs.
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26 Auctions Archived, 29 Auctions Upcoming

26 Auctions Archived, 27    For the week ending Saturday September 19th, 26 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 2 denominated in Euros, 7 in British pounds, 1 in Australian Dollars, and 16 in US dollars.  Turnover was $9,414,892 as 5,290 lots were offered and 4,446 sold for an 84.05% success rate. 

2 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

ChristiesPrints and Multiples on September 16th: $4,815,075 
Swann GalleriesPrinted and Manuscript Americana on September 17th: $1,003,816

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

Bloomsbury AuctionsFine Clocks, Barometers, Scientific Instruments: Books on September 15th: 180.58% 
Swann GalleriesPrinted and Manuscript Americana on September 17th: 126.61% 
Rago Arts and AuctionsGreat Estates Auction - Books and Prints on September 11th: 110.25% 
SkinnerFine Prints and Photographs on September 11th: 107.84% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents: Opera and the History of Music on September 16th: 105.79% 

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

Bloomsbury AuctionsFine Clocks, Barometers, Scientific Instruments: Books on September 15th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 9/6 on September 13th: 99.20% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 9/6 on September 13th: 97.92% 
National Book AuctionsBooks and Ephemera on September 13th: 95.23% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 9/10 on September 17th: 95.17% 
Brunk AuctionsCatalogue Auction: Books and Prints on September 12th: 91.67% 
Charlton HallFall International Sale on September 12th: 89.55% 
Rago Arts and AuctionsAsian Arts - Woodblock Prints on September 10th: 89.00% 
Swann GalleriesPrinted and Manuscript Americana on September 17th: 88.56% 
SkinnerFine Prints and Photographs on September 11th: 84.89% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on September 15th: 80.52% 

26 total sales reported this week: 

National Book AuctionsBooks and Ephemera on September 13th: 95.23% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 9/10 on September 17th: 95.17% 
Swann GalleriesPrinted and Manuscript Americana on September 17th: 88.56% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsBooks and Works on Paper on September 17th: 69.63% 
ChristiesPrints and Multiples on September 17th: 65.71% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents: Opera and the History of Music on September 16th: 79.81% 
BonhamsPrints and Multiples on September 16th: 66.78% 
Bruun RasmussenBooks on September 15th: 79.31% 
ChristiesPrints and Multiples on September 16th: 77.09% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsRogers de Rin Collections and Properties on September 16th: 76.47% 
Paige AuctionAdvertising Memorabilia on September 15th: 61.76% 
Brunk AuctionsCatalogue Auction: Books and Prints on September 12th: 91.67% 
SkinnerFine Art Online - Prints Internet bidstart 9/2 on September 15th: 69.72% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsFine Clocks, Barometers, Scientific Instruments: Books on September 15th: 100.00% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on September 15th: 80.52% 
Charlton HallFall International Sale on September 12th: 89.55% 
Neal Auction CompanyFall Estates Auction - Books and Prints - Day 2 on September 13th: 66.67% 
Neal Auction CompanyFall Estates Auction - Books and Prints - Day 1 on September 12th: 67.39% 
Michaans AuctionsEstate Auction on September 12th: 59.52% 
SkinnerFine Prints and Photographs on September 11th: 84.89% 
Grays AuctioneersAntiques, Scientific Instruments - Books and Papers on September 9th: 40.00% 
Rago Arts and AuctionsGreat Estates Auction - Books and Prints on September 11th: 72.73% 
Australian Book AuctionsBooks on September 7th: 78.79% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 9/6 on September 13th: 97.92% 
Rago Arts and AuctionsAsian Arts - Woodblock Prints on September 10th: 89.00% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 9/6 on September 13th: 99.20%

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Christies Arearea no varua ino (Words of the Devil) on September 16th Actual price: USD $413,075.
  2. Christies Portfolio L'Estampe originale the near complete series of albums comprising 94 prints, 1893-1895 on September 16th Actual price: USD $227,075.
  3. Christies Andy Mouse screenprint in colours, 1986 on September 16th Actual price: USD $199,175.
  4. Christies Electric Chairs the complete set of ten screenprints in colours, 1971 on September 16th Actual price: USD $189,875.
  5. Christies Jazz 19 pochoirs in colours, 1947 on September 16th Actual price: USD $171,275.
  6. Christies Femme au Miroir linocut rincé printed in white, with China ink, 1963-64 on September 16th Actual price: USD $171,275.
  7. Christies Miroir de la Tauromachie the complete portfolio of four lithographs in colours, 1990 on September 16th Actual price: USD $143,375.
  8. Christies Le Repas Frugal, from: La Suite des Saltimbanques etching with drypoint, 1904 on September 16th Actual price: USD $124,775.
  9. Christies Reverie, from: 11 Pop Artists, Volume II screenprint in colours, 1965 on September 16th Actual price: USD $106,175.
  10. Christies Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, from: Reigning Queens screenprint in colours, 1985 on September 16th Actual price: USD $96,875.
  11. Christies Marilyn screenprint in colours, 1967 on September 16th Actual price: USD $96,875.
  12. Christies Bathers gouache monotype, 1902 on September 16th Actual price: USD $96,875.
  13. Christies Untitled, from: On the Bowery screenprint in colours, 1969-71 on September 16th Actual price: USD $87,188.
  14. Christies Landscape with Boats lithograph and screenprint in colours, 1996 on September 16th Actual price: USD $87,188.
  15. Christies Kerze II offset print in colours with hand-applied oil paint, 1989 on September 16th Actual price: USD $81,375.
  16. Christies Truck the complete set of four screenprints in colours, 1985 on September 16th Actual price: USD $77,500.
  17. Swann Galleries Manuscript furniture designs by an early 18th-century Philadelphia joiner. on September 17th Actual price: USD $75,000.
  18. Christies Sweet Dreams Baby!, from: 11 Pop Artists, Volume III screenprint in colours, 1965 on September 16th Actual price: USD $73,625.
  19. Christies chromogenic colour print mounted on aluminium, 2014 on September 16th Actual price: USD $71,688.
  20. Skinner Evening Wind on September 11th Actual price: USD $67,650.
  21. Bruun Rasmussen Allgemeine Naturgeschichte der Fische. on September 15th Actual price: USD $64,269.
  22. Christies Mickey screenprint in colours on September 17th Actual price: USD $62,000.
  23. Christies Liz offset lithograph in colours, 1964 on September 16th Actual price: USD $62,000.
  24. Christies Fusées the complete portfolio comprising 15 aquatints in colours, 1959 on September 16th Actual price: USD $62,000.
  25. Christies Views of Hotel Well III, from: Moving Focus lithograph in colours, 1984-1985 on September 16th Actual price: USD $58,125.

 

For the week ahead 29 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Sep. 21st
Bonhams. New York. The History of Science and Technology. 80 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Old Master Prints. 28 lots

Tue. Sep. 22nd
Bonhams. New York. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 291 lots
Dorotheum . Vienna. Books and Decorative Prints. 295 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 94 lots

Wed. Sep. 23rd
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. The Transport Sale. 8 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 70 lots

Thu. Sep. 24th
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books and Ephemera - Day 1. 770 lots
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Fine Prints. 235 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Remarkable Rarity - Internet bidstart 9/17. 101 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. 19th and 20th Century Prints and Drawings. 651 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Books and Manuscripts. 343 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 9/17.
Auctionata. New York. Meet the Masters: From Modern to Pop. 106 lots

Fri. Sep. 25th
Venator and Hanstein. Köln . Books, Prints, Autographs. 805 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books and Ephemera - Day 2. 373 lots
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Lee's Summit . Late Summer Sale. 164 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Prints. 21 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Six Day - Million Dollar Auction - Session 1. 685 lots

Sat. Sep. 26th
Venator and Hanstein. Köln . Modern and Contemporary Prints. 424 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Merrill C. Berman Collection Part III Americana & Political. 373 lots
Potomack Company. Alexandria. Fine Art and Antiques - Books, Prints. 36 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Books and Prints. 32 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Prints and Books. 39 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Six Day - Million Dollar Auction - Session 2. 628 lots

Sun. Sep. 27th
Grogan and Company. Dedham. September Auction - Books, Prints. 11 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 9/20.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 9/20.
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Six Day - Million Dollar Auction - Session 3. 783 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>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>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”
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    <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
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