• <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>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

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33 Auctions Archived, 21 upcoming this week

For the week ended Saturday 3 October 33 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 12 denominated in euros, 6 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 14 in US dollars.  Turnover was $17,901,320 as 9,418 lots were offered and 7,402 sold for a 79% success rate.  It was a strong week.

3 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 


SothebysPrints and Multiples on September 29th: $6,350,305 
SothebysExploration & Discovery 1576-1939: The Library of Franklin Brooke-Hitching. Part 4, Q-Z on September 30th: $2,588,824 
SothebysMade in Britain on September 30th: $1,516,916 

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

SothebysA Collection of Historical Items on September 29th: 233.24% 
PIASAJapanese Art: Estate of Madam X - Woodblock Prints on September 30th: 217.35% 
SothebysExploration & Discovery 1576-1939: The Library of Franklin Brooke-Hitching. Part 4, Q-Z on September 30th: 183.23% 
Dorotheum Posters, Advertising Art, Comics, Film and Photohistory on September 29th: 156.99% 
ALDELibrary of Georges Wendling and other Amateur Collectors on October 2nd: 155.49% 
Adams Amsterdam AuctionsDesign, Photography and Books from the Collection of Frans Molenaar on September 29th: 140.32% 
Adams Amsterdam AuctionsModern Art from the Collection of Frans Molenaar on September 28th: 130.23% 
Heritage AuctionsMerrill C. Berman Collection Part III Americana & Political on September 26th: 110.23% 

Dirk Soulis AuctionsLate Summer Sale on September 25th: 106.91%  

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys SIGNED MANAGERIAL CONTRACT WITH BRIAN EPSTEIN, 1 OCTOBER 1962 on September 29th Actual price: USD $551,150.
  2. Sothebys COWBOYS AND INDIANS (F. & S. II.377-386) on September 29th Actual price: USD $460,550.
  3. Sothebys THE GIRLS ON THE BRIDGE (W. 628; S. 488) on September 29th Actual price: USD $333,710.
  4. Sothebys CAMPBELL'S SOUP II (F. & S. II.54-63) on September 29th Actual price: USD $315,590.
  5. Sothebys $ (4) (SEE F. & S. IIA.281-282) on September 29th Actual price: USD $261,230.
  6. Sothebys PORTRAITS DE FAMILLE ET VOYAGES, 1850 – 1870 FOLIO ALBUM, on September 29th Actual price: USD $252,000.
  7. Sothebys GOETHE (F. & S. II.270-273) on September 29th Actual price: USD $224,990.
  8. Sothebys DAPHNIS & CHLOÉ (C. BKS 46; M. 308-349) on September 29th Actual price: USD $206,870.
  9. Sothebys [STATUTS DE L'ORDRE DE SAINT-MICHEL.] on September 29th Actual price: USD $191,520.
  10. Sothebys AURORA AUSTRALIS. ANTARCTICA: “PUBLISHED AT THE WINTER QUARTERS OF THE BRITISH ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION, 1907 DURING THE WINTER MONTHS OF APRIL, MAY, JUNE, JULY, 1908… on September 30th Actual price: USD $184,975.
  11. Sothebys TWO NUDES (C. 284) on September 29th Actual price: USD $160,438.
  12. Sothebys ANDY MOUSE on September 29th Actual price: USD $160,438.
  13. Sothebys CAMOUFLAGE (F. & S. II.406-413) on September 29th Actual price: USD $151,000.
  14. Sothebys $ (9) (SEE F. & S. IIA.285-286) on September 29th Actual price: USD $151,000.
  15. Sothebys RETROSPECT (L. PP. 120-121) on September 29th Actual price: USD $141,563.
  16. Sothebys MÄDCHENAKT MIT SELBSTBILDNIS. - NACKTES MÄDCHEN MIT KETTE (DUBE H.128; SCHIEFLER H.95; GERCKEN 268) on September 29th Actual price: USD $132,125.
  17. Sothebys CLUMP OF TREES WITH A VISTA (B., HOLL. 222; NEW HOLL. 272; H. 263) on September 29th Actual price: USD $132,125.
  18. Sothebys THE STAR (F. & S. IIB.258) on September 29th Actual price: USD $122,688.
  19. Sothebys FAUNE DÉVOILANT UNE FEMME (B. 230; BA. 609) on September 29th Actual price: USD $122,688.
  20. Sothebys ANGST (W. 93; S. 62) on September 29th Actual price: USD $117,025.
  21. Venator and Hanstein Birds of Europe. on September 25th Actual price: USD $96,432.
  22. Sothebys COLOGNE CATHEDRAL (F. &. S. II.361-364) on September 29th Actual price: USD $94,375.
  23. Sothebys MADONNA (W. 39; S. 33) on September 29th Actual price: USD $94,375.
  24. Sothebys DESSINS POUR LA BIBLE (CRAMER BOOKS 42; MOURLOT 230-254) on September 29th Actual price: USD $90,600.
  25. Adams Amsterdam Auctions Splendid painting in black and grey by Sýkora on September 28th Actual price: USD $86,244.

 

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

SothebysA Collection of Historical Items on September 29th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 9/20 on September 27th: 100.00% 
Adams Amsterdam AuctionsDesign, Photography and Books from the Collection of Frans Molenaar on September 29th: 99.20% 
Heritage AuctionsMerrill C. Berman Collection Part III Americana & Political on September 26th: 98.66% 
SothebysExploration & Discovery 1576-1939: The Library of Franklin Brooke-Hitching. Part 4, Q-Z on September 30th: 97.71% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 9/20 on September 27th: 96.45% 
Dirk Soulis AuctionsLate Summer Sale on September 25th: 93.90% 
ALDELibrary of Georges Wendling and other Amateur Collectors on October 2nd: 91.89% 
Lancaster Mennonite Historical SocietyRare and Used Books on July 10th: 89.16% 
Lancaster Mennonite Historical SocietyRare and Used Books on September 11th: 88.42% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 9/24 on October 1st: 88.09% 
PIASAJapanese Art: Estate of Madam X - Woodblock Prints on September 30th: 87.50% 
SothebysPrints and Multiples on September 29th: 84.48% 
SothebysMade in Britain on September 30th: 83.68% 
Potomack CompanyFine Art and Antiques - Books, Prints on September 26th: 83.33% 
Grogan and CompanySeptember Auction - Books, Prints on September 27th: 81.82% 
Leslie Hindman AuctioneersFine Prints on September 25th: 80.00% 

33 total sales reported this week: 

ALDELibrary of Georges Wendling and other Amateur Collectors on October 2nd: 91.89% 
Venator and HansteinModern and Contemporary Prints on September 26th: 56.60% 
Venator and HansteinBooks, Prints, Autographs on September 25th: 57.76% 
Grogan and CompanySeptember Auction - Books, Prints on September 27th: 81.82% 
PIASAJapanese Art: Estate of Madam X - Woodblock Prints on September 30th: 87.50% 
Potomack CompanyFine Art and Antiques - Books, Prints on September 26th: 83.33% 
Potomack CompanyPrints, Books on September 29th: 78.57% 
AuctionataPrints and Editions on September 28th: 60.00% 
Dorotheum Prints on September 30th: 64.81% 
Dorotheum Posters, Advertising Art, Comics, Film and Photohistory on September 29th: 78.55% 
Bruun RasmussenPhotographs on September 29th: 48.18% 
SothebysMade in Britain on September 30th: 83.68% 
SothebysRock and Pop on September 29th: 36.92% 
SothebysA Collection of Historical Items on September 29th: 100.00% 
SothebysExploration & Discovery 1576-1939: The Library of Franklin Brooke-Hitching. Part 4, Q-Z on September 30th: 97.71% 
SothebysPrints and Multiples on September 29th: 84.48% 
Morton Casa de SubastasBooks and Documents on September 29th: 42.77% 
Heritage AuctionsChuck Jones Birthday Auction Benefiting the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity on October 1st: 44.83% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 9/24 on October 1st: 88.09% 
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersBooks and Ephemera - Day 2 on September 25th: 68.36% 
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersBooks and Ephemera - Day 1 on September 24th: 71.69% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on September 29th: 75.31% 
Adams Amsterdam AuctionsDesign, Photography and Books from the Collection of Frans Molenaar on September 29th: 99.20% 
Adams Amsterdam AuctionsModern Art from the Collection of Frans Molenaar on September 28th: 78.68% 
Lancaster Mennonite Historical SocietyRare and Used Books on July 10th: 89.16% 
Lancaster Mennonite Historical SocietyRare and Used Books on September 11th: 88.42% 
Dirk Soulis AuctionsLate Summer Sale on September 25th: 93.90% 
EldredsPrints and Books on September 26th: 69.23% 
Leslie Hindman AuctioneersFine Prints on September 25th: 80.00% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsAdvertising, Coin-Op and Vintage Poster on September 20th: 74.97% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 9/20 on September 27th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 9/20 on September 27th: 96.45% 
Heritage AuctionsMerrill C. Berman Collection Part III Americana & Political on September 26th: 98.66%


For the week ahead 21 sales are scheduled: Mon. Oct. 5th 

Christies. New York. Photographs. 42 lots 
Dorotheum . Vienna. Scientific Instruments: Globes. 19 lots 
Vermot de Pas. Paris. Sporlympics - 2nd Part. 478 lots 
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 75 lots 

Tue. Oct. 6th 
Christies. New York. Photographs. 175 lots 
Tooveys. West Sussex. Antiquarian and Collectors Books. 414 lots 
Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers. Kilkenny. Important Country House Sale - Furness, Naas, Co. Kildare. 280 lots 

Wed. Oct. 7th 
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints. 45 lots 
Sothebys. New York. Photographs. 223 lots 
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Equestrian Library - Mr. X. 289 lots 

Thu. Oct. 8th 
Bolaffi Ambassador Auctions. Milan. Photography. 284 lots 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 10/1. 284 lots 

Fri. Oct. 9th 
Marc van de Wiele Auctions. Brugge. Books. 462 lots 
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Books, Prints. 13 lots 

Sat. Oct. 10th 
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . Estate Auction. 29 lots 
Nosbüsch & Stucke. Berlin. Books. 1203 lots 
Marc van de Wiele Auctions. Brugge. Books. 647 lots 
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Books and Prints. 20 lots 

Sun. Oct. 11th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 10/4
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 10/4
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

 

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 27: Printed & Manuscript Americana</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 27:</b> Hernán Cortés, letter ordering his assistant to offer hospitality to a visiting bishop, Mexico, 1538. $50,000 to $75,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 27:</b> The Book of Mormon, first edition, Palmyra, NY, 1830. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 27:</b> Esther Levy, <i>Jewish Cookery Book</i>, first edition, Philadelphia, 1871. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 27: Printed & Manuscript Americana</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 27:</b> Election circular for the New York Constitutional Convention, June 1776. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 27:</b> Theodore de Bry, <i>Admiranda Narratio Fida Tamen</i>, second Latin edition, Frankfort, circa 1608. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 27:</b> Campaign broadside in support of Andrew Jackson's re-election, 1832. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 27: Printed & Manuscript Americana</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 27:</b> Johann Moritz Rugendas, <i>Malerische Reise in Brasilien</i>, first edition, with 100 lithographed plates, Paris, 1827-35. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 27:</b> Eusebio Kino, signed Jesuit profession of faith, San Bruno Mission, California, 1684. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 27:</b> Fraktur manuscript birth certificate, ink & watercolor, Pennsylvania, 1801. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 27: Printed & Manuscript Americana</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 27:</b> Joaquin Bolaños, <i>La Portentosa Vida de la Muerte</i>, Mexico, 1792. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 27:</b> <i>The Cherokee Messenger</i>, complete set, Oklahoma, 1844-46. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 27:</b> William J. Stone, engraving of the Declaration of Independence, Washington, circa 1833. $12,000 to $18,000.
  • <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
  • <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.