• <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>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>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>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

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36 Auctions Archived, 32 Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday 31 October 36 auctions were archived to the RBHTD; 21 denominated in euros, 2 in British pounds, and 13 in US dollars.  Turnover was a brisk $24,768,193 as 9,674 lots were offered and 6,877 sold for a 71% success rate.  We are in the high season.

5 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

ChristiesPrints and Multiples on October 28th: $9,860,125 
SothebysCollection J.-A. S. - Grand Masters of Comic Strips on October 24th: $2,963,324 
RR AuctionSpace and Aviation - Internet bidstart 10/15 on October 22nd: $2,648,595 
PBA GalleriesRare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages: The Warren Heckrotte Collection, Part I on October 29th: $1,534,816 
Doyle New YorkPrints and Multiples on October 27th: $1,253,557 

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

PBA GalleriesRare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages: The Warren Heckrotte Collection, Part I on October 29th: 142.28% 
John McInnis AuctioneersEstate Auction - Cohasset, MA on October 24th: 130.41% 
Swann GalleriesEarly Printed & Medical Books on October 27th: 130.26% 
OSENATAutomobilia on October 24th: 127.04% 
BonhamsAutomobilia on October 30th: 126.48% 
SothebysCollection J.-A. S. - Grand Masters of Comic Strips on October 24th: 125.82% 
Galerie BassengeManuscripts, Rare Books, Theology on October 22nd: 119.10% 
Doyle New YorkPrints and Multiples on October 27th: 112.92% 
Alain and Evelyne Morel de WestgaverPostcards - Engravings, Prints - Books on October 17th: 111.94% 
RR AuctionSpace and Aviation - Internet bidstart 10/15 on October 22nd: 110.31% 
Waverly AuctionsRare Books on September 10th: 107.10% 
Galerie BassengeAutographs on October 23rd: 103.23% 

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

Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 10/18 on October 25th: 99.88% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 10/18 on October 25th: 99.55% 
PBA GalleriesRare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages: The Warren Heckrotte Collection, Part I on October 29th: 97.52% 
BonhamsAutomobilia on October 30th: 96.15% 
Swann GalleriesEarly Printed & Medical Books on October 27th: 96.10% 
Heritage AuctionsLegends of the West on October 25th: 94.55% 
Doyle New YorkPrints and Multiples on October 27th: 92.89% 
John McInnis AuctioneersEstate Auction - Cohasset, MA on October 24th: 92.11% 
Cowans AuctionsAmerican History: Timed Online Auction - Internet bidstart 10/15 on October 26th: 90.79% 
Waverly AuctionsRare Books on September 10th: 89.16% 
OSENATAutomobilia on October 24th: 88.48% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 10/22 on October 29th: 80.99% 

36 total sales reported this week: 

AuctionataWarhol Only on October 30th: 23.17% 
AuctionataPop Art on October 30th: 35.94% 
AuctionataPicasso, Miro, Chagall and Dali on October 29th: 45.24% 
BonhamsAutomobilia on October 30th: 96.15% 
PBA GalleriesRare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages: The Warren Heckrotte Collection, Part I on October 29th: 97.52% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 10/22 on October 29th: 80.99% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsCats: The Collection of the Late Marianne C. Gourary on October 29th: 63.79% 
Binoche et GiquelloSurrealism and Avant Guard in the 20th Century on October 28th: 38.63% 
ChristiesPrints and Multiples on October 28th: 76.95% 
ArtcurialPhotography - Amedeo M. Turello Collection on October 27th: 42.79% 
Swann GalleriesEarly Printed & Medical Books on October 27th: 96.10% 
Galerie BassengeModern Literature on October 24th: 54.92% 
Galerie BassengeAutographs on October 23rd: 67.87% 
Galerie BassengeLiterature and Children's Books on October 23rd: 52.48% 
Galerie BassengeManuscripts, Rare Books, Theology on October 22nd: 60.20% 
Galerie BassengeRare Books on October 22nd: 42.83% 
Galerie BassengeHistory, Geography and Travel Books on October 22nd: 44.44% 
Doyle New YorkPrints and Multiples on October 27th: 92.89% 
BonhamsPhotographs on October 27th: 47.17% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on October 27th: 78.69% 
Cowans AuctionsAmerican History: Timed Online Auction - Internet bidstart 10/15 on October 26th: 90.79% 
AguttesContemporary Photographs on June 1st: 55.00% 
AguttesContemporary Art and Photography on October 26th: 0.00% 
Bolaffi Ambassador AuctionsPhotography on October 8th: 65.85% 
RR AuctionSpace and Aviation - Internet bidstart 10/15 on October 22nd: 74.47% 
Alain and Evelyne Morel de WestgaverPostcards - Engravings, Prints - Books on October 17th: 66.11% 
Waverly AuctionsRare Books on September 10th: 89.16% 
OSENATAutomobilia on October 24th: 88.48% 
John McInnis AuctioneersEstate Auction - Cohasset, MA on October 24th: 92.11% 
PIASABoxing, Etc. - Prints, Books, Photographs on October 22nd: 43.23% 
SothebysCollection J.-A. S. - Grand Masters of Comic Strips on October 24th: 78.00% 
Binoche et GiquelloAntiquarian Books - Travel Books on October 21st: 54.84% 
AderPrints on October 20th: 66.67% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 10/18 on October 25th: 99.55% 
Heritage AuctionsLegends of the West on October 25th: 94.55% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 10/18 on October 25th: 99.88% 

 

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys Tintin, le sceptre d'Ottokar on October 24th Actual price: USD $1,719,300.
  2. RR Auction Apollo 15 Lunar Surface Chronograph on October 22nd Actual price: USD $1,625,000.
  3. Christies Mao the set of ten screenprints in colors on October 28th Actual price: USD $593,000.
  4. Christies Endangered Species the complete set of ten screenprints in colors on Lenox Museum Board, on October 28th Actual price: USD $509,000.
  5. Christies Jazz on October 28th Actual price: USD $425,000.
  6. Christies Roman Notes the complete set of six offset lithographs in colors on October 28th Actual price: USD $317,000.
  7. Christies Moonwalk the complete set of two screenprints in colors on Lenox Museum Board on October 28th Actual price: USD $281,000.
  8. Christies Sweet Dreams Baby! from 11 Pop Artists, Volume III on October 28th Actual price: USD $269,000.
  9. Sothebys Spirou et Fantasio, les pirates du silence on October 24th Actual price: USD $267,300.
  10. Galerie Bassenge Metamorphosis Insectorum Surinamensium. Umdruck... on October 22nd Actual price: USD $199,800.
  11. Christies Car Crash screenprint in black on wove paper on October 28th Actual price: USD $185,000.
  12. Christies Superman, from Myths on October 28th Actual price: USD $185,000.
  13. Sothebys Blake et Mortimer, la marque jaune on October 24th Actual price: USD $161,700.
  14. Christies Black Numeral Series the complete set of ten lithographs on October 28th Actual price: USD $161,000.
  15. Christies $ (4): one plate unique screenprint in colors on Lenox Museum Board on October 28th Actual price: USD $149,000.
  16. Christies Marilyn: one plate screenprint in colors on wove paper on October 28th Actual price: USD $149,000.
  17. PBA Galleries Puteshestvie Flota Kapitana Sarycheva po severovostochnoi chasti Sibiri, Ledovitomu moriu i vostochnomu okeanu... [English = Voyage of the Fleet Captain Sarychev over the northeastern part of Siberia, Frozen Sea and the Pacific Ocean, lasting eight years, on October 29th Actual price: USD $138,000.
  18. Christies Minotaure aveugle guidé par Marie-Thérèse au pigeon dans une nuit étoilée, from La Suite Vollard , from La Suite Vollard on October 28th Actual price: USD $137,000.
  19. PBA Galleries Carta Reducida Del Oceano Asiatico, Ó Mar Del Sur, Que Comprehende La Costa Oriental Y Occidental De La Peninsula De La California, Con El Golfo De Su Denominacion Antiguamente Conocido Por La De Mar De Cortés, Y De Las Costas De La América Septentrional on October 29th Actual price: USD $126,500.
  20. PBA Galleries Remarks in Support of the New Chart of North and South America; in Six Sheets on October 29th Actual price: USD $126,500.
  21. Christies The Seasons the complete set of four intaglios in color on October 28th Actual price: USD $125,000.
  22. Christies Truck the complete set of four screenprints in colors on Lenox Museum Board on October 28th Actual price: USD $118,750.
  23. Sothebys Flash Gordon on October 24th Actual price: USD $115,500.
  24. Christies Ten Landscapes the complete set of ten screenprints with photo-collage in colors on October 28th Actual price: USD $112,500.
  25. Christies 0 Through 9 lithograph on October 28th Actual price: USD $112,500.


For the week ahead 32 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Nov. 2nd
Sothebys. New York. Francesco Scavullo: No End to Beauty. 89 lots
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . Prints, Books. 10 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 85 lots

Tue. Nov. 3rd
Bonhams. London. Travel and Exploration - logbooks, prints, books. 58 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. American Prints from a Private Collection. 701 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Photographs, Autographs, Printed and Manuscript Ephemera. 261 lots

Wed. Nov. 4th
Zisska and Lacher. Munich. Books and Prints. 1994 lots
Heritage Auctions. New York. Manuscripts Grand Format Auction. 374 lots
Heritage Auctions. New York. Rare Books. 1072 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints. 40 lots
Dallas Auction Gallery. Dallas. Fine Arts -- Historical Documents, Books, Prints. 50 lots

Thu. Nov. 5th
Rago Arts and Auctions. Lambertville. Fine Art and Post War Contemporary - Prints. 55 lots
Christies. London -South Kensington. Posters. 155 lots
Rago Arts and Auctions. Lambertville. Post War and Contemporary - Prints. 234 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 10/29. 402 lots

Fri. Nov. 6th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Space Exploration. 382 lots
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Old Maps - Travel. 129 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Fine and Decorative Arts - Prints. 68 lots
Brunk Auctions. Asheville, NC . Books and Prints. 59 lots

Sat. Nov. 7th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Americana and Political. 260 lots
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . Estate Auction. 48 lots
Addison and Sarova. Macon. Fine & Rare Books, Featuring Selections from the Robert Easton Library. 219 lots
Ferraton. Bruxelles. Posters, Photographs and Prints. 582 lots
Mid Hudson Auction Galleries. Cornwall-on-Hudson, . In Association with Guernsey's: Gilbert Jones Collection. 63 lots
John McInnis Auctioneers. Amesbury. On Site Auction - Arundel, ME. 14 lots
Knotty Pine Auction Service. West Swanzey. Antique and Estate Book Sale. 325 lots
Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic Booksellers. Gahanna. Numismatic Books. 435 lots

Sun. Nov. 8th
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. Automobilia. 73 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 11/1.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 11/1.
John McInnis Auctioneers. Amesbury. On Site Auction - Arundel, ME - Session 2 - Prints, Book. 9 lots
Mid Hudson Auction Galleries. Cornwall-on-Hudson, . In Association with Guernsey's: Gilbert Jones Collection. 208 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>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>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>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>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>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 €