• <b>Archives International Auctions: U.S., Chinese & Worldwide Banknotes, Scripophily & Coins. May 23, 2018</b>
    <b>Archives International, May 23:</b> Chinese-American Bank of Commerce, 1920 "Harbin" Branch Issue Rarity. $5, P-S231s1, S/M#C271-3.5b, Specimen banknote. $25,000 to $35,000
    <b>Archives International, May 23:</b> Deutsch-Asiatische Bank, 1907 "Peking" Branch High Grade Rarity. 5 Taels, P-S280r S/M#T101-11b, Remainder Banknote. $17,000 to $22,000
    <b>Archives International, May 23:</b> Deutsch-Asiatische Bank, 1907, "Tsingtau" Branch Issue Rarity. $1, P-1a S/M#T101-40, Issued banknote. $8,000 to $16,000
    <b>Archives International Auctions: U.S., Chinese & Worldwide Banknotes, Scripophily & Coins. May 23, 2018</b>
    <b>Archives International, May 23:</b> Spanish American War - Three Per Cent Loan of 1898, $20 Bond. Issued and uncanceled. $6,000 to $10,000
    <b>Archives International, May 23:</b> Winnemucca, NV - $5 Ty. 1, The First NB of Winnemucca, Ch# 3575, Fr#1800-1. $3,000 to $5,000
    <b>Archives International, May 23:</b> National Banknote Assortment of Original 1st Charter, Plain Back and Date Back Issues. Lot of 6 notes, Includes Pennsylvania Nationals, First National Bank of Selins Grove, 1865, $1… $3,200 to $4,400
    <b>Archives International Auctions: U.S., Chinese & Worldwide Banknotes, Scripophily & Coins. May 23, 2018</b>
    <b>Archives International, May 23:</b> People's Bank of China, 1950 Issue Banknote. 50,000 Yuan, P-855 KYJ-C157a S/M#C282-, Issued banknote. $7,000 to $12,500
    <b>Archives International, May 23:</b> Pei-Yang Tientsin Bank, ND (ca.1910) Remainder Banknote. $3, P-S2527 S/M#P35-11. $5,000 to $7,000
    <b>Archives International, May 23:</b> Palestine Foundation Fund - Keren Hayesod Specimen Sacrifice Bond 1922. $1,000, Specimen Bond, "For the Up building of Palestine as a Homeland for the Jewish People". $1,500 to $2,500
  • <b>Chiswick Auctions: Modern First Editions, Illustrated Books & Limited Editions. May 30, 2018</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, May 30:</b> Hammett (Dashiell). <i>The Maltese Falcon,</i> FIRST EDITION. A very good copy of this most influential detective fiction novel. £8,000 to £12,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, May 30:</b> Hemingway (Ernest). <i>In Our Time,</i> FIRST EDITION, NUMBER 137 OF 170 COPIES on Rives handmade paper. £15,000 to £18,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, May 30:</b> Hemingway (Ernest). <i>A Farewell to Arms,</i> FIRST EDITION, inscribed by the author to Mike Murphy, a Hemingway biographer and scholar. £4,000 to £6,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions: Modern First Editions, Illustrated Books & Limited Editions. May 30, 2018</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, May 30:</b> Kerouac (Jack). <i>On the Road,</i> FIRST EDITION, New York, Viking, 1957. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, May 30:</b> Ransome (Arthur). <i>Swallows and Amazons,</i> FIRST EDITION, ownership inscription to half title. Only 2,000 copies of the first edition printed. £3,000 to £4,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, May 30:</b> Sewell (Anna). <i>Black Beauty: His Grooms and Companions. The Autobiography of a Horse. Translated from the original Equine,</i> FIRST EDITION, engraved frontispiece. £3,000 to £4,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions: Modern First Editions, Illustrated Books & Limited Editions. May 30, 2018</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, May 30:</b> Capa (Robert). <i>Omaha Beach D-Day, June 6th, 1944,</i> gelatine silver print, printed under the direct supervision of Cornell Capa, 40 x 50.5 cm. £3,000 to £5,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, May 30:</b> Cartier-Bresson (Henri). 'Loudres – Pilgrims Assemble', silver print, stamps and annotations on verso, very slight scratch, 170 x 240 mm, 1950. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, May 30:</b> Carroll, Lewis [Dodgson, Charles Lutwidge]. <i>The Nursery Alice,</i> FIRST EDITION, a very rare inscribed, dedication copy. £8,000 to £10,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions: Modern First Editions, Illustrated Books & Limited Editions. May 30, 2018</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, May 30:</b> Potter (Beatrix). <i>The Tale of Peter Rabbit,</i> FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING, limited to 250 copies [with] the FIRST PUBLISHED EDITION. £12,000 to £15,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, May 30:</b> Wells (H. G.). <i>War of the Worlds,</i> original Danish manuscript, the text written out in block script ink, with over 620 original drawings in ink and watercolour. £1,800 to £2,200
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, May 30:</b> Toulouse-Lautrec (Henri de).- Clemenceau (Georges). <i>Au Pied de Sinai,</i> NUMBER 104 OF 355 COPIES, with the suite of 10 lithographs by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec in 2 states. £1,500 to £2,000
  • <b>Ketterer Kunst Hamburg: Rare Books Auction on May 28th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 28:</b> Book of Hours. Workshop Vrelant, around 1460-70. Est: € 30,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 28:</b> J. J. Marinoni, <i>De Astronomica specula,</i> 1745. Est: € 12,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 28:</b> C. S. Lewis, <i>The Chronicles of Narnia,</i> 1950-56. Est: € 7,500
    <b>Ketterer Kunst Hamburg: Rare Books Auction on May 28th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 28:</b> G. W. Knorr, <i>Regnum florae,</i> 1750. Est:<br>€ 15,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 28:</b> A. M. S. Boethius, <i>De philosophico consolatu,</i> 1501. Est: € 8,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 28:</b> J. Joyce, <i>Ulysses,</i> 1922. Est: € 5,000
    <b>Ketterer Kunst Hamburg: Rare Books Auction on May 28th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 28:</b> Ornaments by H. Vogeler, 1900. Est:<br>€ 4,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 28:</b> <i>Biblia Germanica,</i> 1490. Est: € 15,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 28:</b> F. M. Regenfuss, <i>Auserlesne Schnecken und Muscheln,</i> 1758. Est: € 18,000
    <b>Ketterer Kunst Hamburg: Rare Books Auction on May 28th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 28:</b> Einband Henry van de Velde, 1929. Est: € 4,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 28:</b> <i>Hortus Sanitatis,</i> 1517. Est: € 12,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 28:</b> R. Crevel and J. Miró, 1957. Est: € 3,500
  • <b>ALDE: May 30, 2018. Books by painters, original bindings, photography, prints and drawings, illustrated books.</b>
    <b>ALDE, May 30:</b> BRETON (André). <i>Arcane 17.</i> New York, Brentano's, 1944. One of the 25 first copies with the original etching signed by Roberto Matta. 6000 to 8000 €
    <b>ALDE, May 30:</b> HÉRON DE VILLEFOSSE (René). <i>La Rivière enchantée.</i> Paris, Bernard Klein, 1951. One of the 25 first copies on japon with an original watercolored drawing signed by Léonard Foujita. 60,000 to 80,000 €
    <b>ALDE, May 30:</b> ILIAZD. <i>Pirosmanachvili 1914.</i> Paris, Le Degré quarante et un, 1972. Dry point signed by Pablo Picasso. 5,000 to 6,000 €
    <b>ALDE: May 30, 2018. Books by painters, original bindings, photography, prints and drawings, illustrated books.</b>
    <b>ALDE, May 30:</b> JARRY (Alfred). <i>Ubu Roi.</i> Paris, Tériade, 1966. 13 lithographs by Joan Miró. 6,000 to 8,000 €
    <b>ALDE, May 30:</b> LEIRIS (Michel). <i>Vivantes cendres, innommées.</i> Paris, Jean Hugues, 1961. 13 original etchings by Alberto Giacometti. 12,000 to 15,000 €
    <b>ALDE, May 30:</b> MATISSE (Henri). <i>Jazz.</i> Paris, Tériade, 1947. 20 original pochoirs by Henri Matisse. 100,000 to 120,000 €
    <b>ALDE: May 30, 2018. Books by painters, original bindings, photography, prints and drawings, illustrated books.</b>
    <b>ALDE, May 30:</b> PAULHAN (Jean). <i>De Mauvais sujets.</i> Paris, Les Bibliophiles de l’Union Française, 1958. 10 etchings by Marc Chagall. 5,000 to 6,000 €
    <b>ALDE, May 30:</b> RONSARD (Pierre de). Layout for the book <i>Florilège des Amours.</i> Paris, Albert Skira, 1948. 128 lithographs, with many corrections by hand by Henri Matisse. 80,000 to 100,000 €
    <b>ALDE, May 30:</b> TING (Walasse). <i>1¢ life.</i> Bern, E.W. Kornfeld, 1964. One of the 100 deluxe copies with the 62 lithographs signed by the 28 artists. 15,000 to 20,000 €
    <b>ALDE: May 30, 2018. Books by painters, original bindings, photography, prints and drawings, illustrated books.</b>
    <b>ALDE, May 30:</b> SUGIMOTO (Hiroshi). <i>Time exposed.</i> Kyoto, Kyoto Shoin Co. Ltd., 1991. 51 offset lithographs. 10,000 to 12,000 €
    <b>ALDE, May 30:</b> SZAFRAN (Sam). Black and brown ink original drawing. 550 x 410 mm. 5,000 to 6,000 €
    <b>ALDE, May 30:</b> KIPLING (Rudyard). <i>La Chasse de Kaa.</i> Paris, Javal et Bourdeaux, 1930. 115 colored woodcuts by Paul Jouve. 5,000 to 6,000 €

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25 Auctions Archived, 34 Upcoming This Week

For the week ended Saturday 7 November 25 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 9 denominated in euros, 4 in British pounds, and 12 in US dollars.  Turnover was $12,557,518 as 7,956 lots were offered and 6,039 sold for a robust 76%.  We are in the high season.

4 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Heritage AuctionsManuscripts Grand Format Auction on November 5th: $3,744,764 
Swann GalleriesAmerican Prints from a Private Collection on November 4th: $3,018,305 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books on November 5th: $1,313,423 
ChristiesPosters on November 5th: $1,102,193 

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

Marc van de Wiele AuctionsBooks on October 9th: 142.39% 
Heritage AuctionsManuscripts Grand Format Auction on November 5th: 124.59% 
Marc van de Wiele AuctionsBooks on October 10th: 114.51% 

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

SothebysFrancesco Scavullo: No End to Beauty on November 2nd: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 10/23 on November 1st: 99.78% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 10/25 on November 1st: 98.30% 
TooveysPrints on November 4th: 92.50% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books on November 5th: 87.22% 
Heritage AuctionsManuscripts Grand Format Auction on November 5th: 86.10% 
Marc van de Wiele AuctionsBooks on October 9th: 85.93% 
TooveysPhotographs, Autographs, Printed and Manuscript Ephemera on November 3rd: 85.06% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on November 3rd: 83.53% 
FreemansModern and Contemporary Prints on November 1st: 83.02% 
Winter AssociatesPrints, Books on November 2nd: 80.00% 

25 total sales reported this week: 

Rago Arts and AuctionsFine Art and Post War Contemporary - Prints on November 5th: 74.55% 
Rago Arts and AuctionsPost War and Contemporary - Prints on November 5th: 63.68% 
ChristiesPosters on November 5th: 73.08% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 10/29 on November 5th: 77.36% 
Heritage AuctionsManuscripts Grand Format Auction on November 5th: 86.10% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books on November 5th: 87.22% 
Hauff and AuvermannBooks, autographs, avant-garde and posters Part 2 on October 31st: 55.50% 
Hauff and AuvermannModern Art - Prints on October 30th: 57.22% 
Hauff and AuvermannBooks, autographs, avant-garde and posters Part 1 on October 31st: 57.38% 
Swann GalleriesAmerican Prints from a Private Collection on November 4th: 64.34% 
TooveysPhotographs, Autographs, Printed and Manuscript Ephemera on November 3rd: 85.06% 
TooveysPrints on November 4th: 92.50% 
BonhamsTravel and Exploration - logbooks, prints, books on November 3rd: 77.59% 
Winter AssociatesPrints, Books on November 2nd: 80.00% 
ArtcurialAutomobilia on November 1st: 71.01% 
TajanPhotographs on October 29th: 22.03% 
TajanPhotographies from the Don Sanders' Collection on October 29th: 24.54% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on November 3rd: 83.53% 
Marc van de Wiele AuctionsBooks on October 10th: 79.44% 
Marc van de Wiele AuctionsBooks on October 9th: 85.93% 
Archives International AuctionsAIA Part XXIX - Session 1 - Wall St. Bourse on October 24th: 65.48% 
FreemansModern and Contemporary Prints on November 1st: 83.02% 
SothebysFrancesco Scavullo: No End to Beauty on November 2nd: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 10/25 on November 1st: 98.30% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 10/23 on November 1st: 99.78% 

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Heritage Auctions Abraham Lincoln Autograph Manuscript Signed, the Last Paragraph of His Second Inaugural Address, Circa March 1865. on November 5th Actual price: USD $2,213,000.
  2. Heritage Auctions Francis Peyton Rous: Nobel Prize Medal, Diploma, and Related Materials. on November 5th Actual price: USD $461,000.
  3. Heritage Auctions [Slavery]. Wederstrandt Family Archive of Correspondence, Documents, and Plantation Ledgers Regarding Their Ownership of Three Plantations in Louisiana. on November 5th Actual price: USD $118,750.
  4. Rago Arts and Auctions Muhammad Ali, 1978 on November 5th Actual price: USD $112,500.
  5. Rago Arts and Auctions Grace Kelly, 1984 on November 5th Actual price: USD $106,250.
  6. Christies L'IMPOSSIBLE MONSIEUR BÉBÉ on November 5th Actual price: USD $104,120.
  7. Heritage Auctions George Washington Autograph Letter Signed, With Initialed Postscript and Franking Signature. on November 5th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  8. Heritage Auctions Erwin Rommel Autograph Letter Twice Signed to Adolf Hitler. on November 5th Actual price: USD $78,125.
  9. Swann Galleries The Great Jewish Bride on November 4th Actual price: USD $75,000.
  10. Swann Galleries Wet Night, Route 6 on November 4th Actual price: USD $72,500.
  11. Bonhams An important album of sketches including the second known (and first detailed) panorama of Honolulu, and the earliest known view of Kealakekua Bay taken from Ka'awaloa, [Hawaii, Pitcairn, Marquesas Islands, Peru and Chile, 1837-1840] on November 3rd Actual price: USD $67,375.
  12. Swann Galleries Self Portrait in a Cap and Scarf with the Face Dark: Bust on November 4th Actual price: USD $65,000.
  13. Heritage Auctions Voyage Pittoresque autour du Monde, avec des Portraits de Sauvages d'Amérique, d'Asie, d'Afrique, et des Iles du Grand Ocean; des Paysages, des Vues Maritimes, et Pllusieurs Objets d'Histoire Naturelle; Accompagné de Descriptions par M. le Baron Cuvier, e on November 5th Actual price: USD $62,500.
  14. Bonhams A rare 18 1/2-inch Vincenzo Coronelli terrestrial globe, on November 3rd Actual price: USD $57,750.
  15. Christies MODIANO on November 5th Actual price: USD $57,000.
  16. Swann Galleries Old Man in Meditation, Leaning on a Book on November 4th Actual price: USD $52,500.
  17. Swann Galleries Self Portrait with Plumed Cap and Lowered Sabre on November 4th Actual price: USD $52,500.
  18. Swann Galleries The Sea Monster on November 4th Actual price: USD $50,000.
  19. Christies FLYING DOWN TO RIO on November 5th Actual price: USD $49,400.
  20. Freemans FORMS IN SPACE on November 1st Actual price: USD $48,750.
  21. Bonhams Indian Amateur's Photographic Album, nos. 1-31 (no. 5 being an 'Appendix', see below) bound in 3 vol., FIRST EDITION, [Bombay, William Henderson, November 1856-May 1859] on November 3rd Actual price: USD $48,125.
  22. Swann Galleries Jan Lutma, Goldsmith on November 4th Actual price: USD $47,500.
  23. Christies TO LONDON BY SLEEPER on November 5th Actual price: USD $45,600.
  24. Swann Galleries Rembrandt et jeune fille de profil on November 4th Actual price: USD $45,000.
  25. Heritage Auctions George Washington Franking Signature on a Cover Addressed to Thomas Jefferson. on November 5th Actual price: USD $45,000.


For the week ahead 34 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Nov. 9th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 69 lots

Tue. Nov. 10th
Paige Auction. Portland. Joy of Collecting. 66 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. 19th & 20th Century Literature Featuring The Lawrence M. Solomon Collection. 573 lots
Ader. PARIS. Ancient and Modern Books. 128 lots
Stockholms Auktionsverk. Stockholm. Prints and Photographs. 78 lots

Wed. Nov. 11th
Bonhams. London. Books. 284 lots
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 417 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Travel & Natural History, Maps, Prints, Sporting Art. 560 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 10/23. 1182 lots

Thu. Nov. 12th
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Motoring Literature, Automobilia, Early Cycling and Railwayana. 225 lots
Christies. Paris. Photographs. 104 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Important Books and Manuscripts. 221 lots
ALDE. Paris. Library of Michel Wittock VI. 110 lots
Lyon and Turnbull. Edinburgh. 19th and 20th Century Pictures. 29 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 11/5. 463 lots

Fri. Nov. 13th
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Lancaster. Rare and Used Books. 473 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Documents: Natural History and Sporting Art. 213 lots
Christies. Paris. COLLECTION SHALOM SHPILMAN VENDUE AU PROFIT DU SHPILMAN INSTITUTE FOR PHOTOGRAPHY. 210 lots
Artcurial. Paris. Photography - Pierre Molinier, Emmanuelle Arsan Collection. 194 lots
Sothebys. Paris. Photographs. 135 lots
Auxerre Encheres Estimations. AUXERRE. Antiquarian and Modern Books. 258 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Books and Prints. 21 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Photographs. 326 lots

Sat. Nov. 14th
Bonhams. Hong Kong. Prints, Photographs and Works on Paper. 101 lots
Artcurial. Paris. Photography. 118 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints. 147 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Books and Prints. 8 lots
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. Property from Cornelia Guest, Formerly The Collection of Winston & C.Z. Guest, Templeton. 58 lots
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Posters. 342 lots

Sun. Nov. 15th
Ader. PARIS. Exceptional Photograph Books. 447 lots
Skinner. Boston. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 409 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 11/8.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 11/8.
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints. 412 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Bonhams: Results from Fine Books and Manuscripts on March 9, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN. Autograph Manuscript sketch-leaf part of the score of the Scottish Songs, "Sunset" Op. 108 no 2. [Vienna, February 1818]. Inscribed by Alexander Wheelock Thayer. SOLD for $131,250
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> Violin belonging to Albert Einstein, presented to him by Oscar H. Steger, 1933. SOLD for $516,500
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> EINSTEIN, ALBERT. Autograph Letter Signed ("Papa") to his son Hans Albert, discussing his involvement with the atomic bomb, September 2, 1945. SOLD for $106,250
    <b>Bonhams: Results from Fine Books and Manuscripts on March 9, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> HAMILTON, ALEXANDER. Autograph Letter Signed, to Baron von Steuben, with extensive notes of Von Steuben's aide Benjamin Walker, June 12, 1780. SOLD for $16,250
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> NEWTON, ISAAC. Autograph Manuscript in Latin, being detailed instructions on making the philosopher's stone. 8 pp. 1790s. SOLD for $275,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> 1869 Inauguration Bible of President Ulysses S. Grant. SOLD for $118,750
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 5:</b> Charles Addams, <i>Penguin Convention,</i> watercolor, cover for <i>The New Yorker,</i> 1977. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 5:</b> Ludwig Bemelmans, <i>Agreed! No whiskey anywhere is more deluxe than Walker's DeLuxe,</i> pen, ink & watercolor, 1957. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 5:</b> Charles Schulz, <i>Do you like Beethoven?,</i> pen & ink, 9-panel <i>Peanuts</i> comic, 1970. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 5:</b> Russell Tandy, <i>The Secret in the Old Attic,</i> watercolor & gouache, cover for <i>Nancy Drew,</i> 1944. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 5:</b> Arthur Rackham, <i>Danaë & the Infant Perseus,</i> watercolor, ink & wash, for Hawthorne's <i>A Wonder Book,</i> 1922. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 5:</b> Tom Lovell, <i>I believe in magic too,</i> oil on canvas, published in <i>Woman's Home Companion,</i> 1947. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 5:</b> Enoch Bolles, <i>With Love...,</i> watercolor & gouache, cover for <i>Wow!</i> magazine, 1931. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 5:</b><br>Rick Meyerowitz & Maira Kalman, <i>New Yorkistan,</i> pen, ink & watercolor sketch for a <i>New Yorker cover,</i> 2001. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 5:</b> Jessie Willcox Smith, <i>Touching,</i> watercolor for <i>The Five Senses</i> by Angela M. Keyes, 1911. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 5:</b> Edward Gorey, <i>ABA 75,</i> watercolor & ink, cover for <i>Publisher's Weekly,</i> 1975. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 5:</b> Aubrey Beardsley, <i>Shelter,</i> pen & ink, for <i>Bon-Mots,</i> 1892. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 5:</b> Tedd Arnold, <i>I think it was three days ago...,</i> colored pencil & watercolor, for <i>Parts,</i> 1996. $4,000 to $6,000.
  • <b>Christie’s 29 May:</b> MARE-BONNARD. Les Pastorales de Longus, or Daphnis et Chloé. Paris, 1902. Exceptional copy with a magnificent binding by André Mare. €50,000 to €70,000
    <b>Christie’s 29 May:</b> REDOUTE – L’HERITIER. Stirpes novae, illustratae iconibus. Paris [1784-1791]. Great paper copy with additional color touches on several plates. €10,000 to €15,000
    <b>Christie’s 29 May:</b> TOULOUSE-LAUTREC – IBELS – MONTORGUEIL. Le Café -Concert. Paris, [1893]. Famous Belle Epoque illustrations by Toulouse-Lautrec and Ibels. €5,000 to €7,000
    <b>Christie’s 29 May:</b> MANET – MALLARME – POE. Le Corbeau. The Raven. Paris, 1875. First edition of Mallarmé’s translation. Inscribed by Manet and Mallarmé to Gambetta. €60,000 to €80,000
  • <b>Sotheby’s Books & Manuscripts<br>Marcel Proust – Collection Marie-Claude Mante<br>Auction Paris 24 May 2018</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, May 24:</b> Marc Chagall. <i>Daphnis & Chloé</i>. Paris, Tériade, 1961. 42 original lithographs. One of the 10 copies for the collaborators. 80,000-120,000 €
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, May 24:</b> [Marcel Proust] — Gaston Gallimard. Very important letters to Marcel Proust. 1912-1922. 100,000-150,000 €
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, May 24:</b> JESUITS. <i>Relation de ce qui s’est passé en la Nouvelle France en 1635</i> […] 1672. Period calf binding. Very rare set of letters about life in the French territories among warring Indian tribes. 12,000-18,000 €
    <b>Sotheby’s Books & Manuscripts<br>Marcel Proust – Collection Marie-Claude Mante<br>Auction Paris 24 May 2018</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, May 24:</b> Gustave Flaubert. <i>Madame Bovary</i>. Paris, Michel Lévy Frères, 1857. One of the few deluxe copies, with inscription to Adolphe Gaïffe and a letter. 30,000-50,000 €
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, May 24:</b> A. von Humboldt. <i>Essai politique sur le Royaume de la Nouvelle Espagne.</i> Paris, 1811. Period binding. Complete with the large California/Mexico map. 10,000-15,000 €
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, May 24:</b> [Affaire Dreyfus] — Georges Clemenceau. <i>Démosthène</i>. Paris, Plon-Nourrit et Cie, 1926. Exceptional copy with an inscription to Mathieu Dreyfus, Alfred Dreyfus’ brother. 8,000-<br>12,000 €
    <b>Sotheby’s Books & Manuscripts<br>Marcel Proust – Collection Marie-Claude Mante<br>Auction Paris 24 May 2018</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, May 24:</b> Guillaume Apollinaire. <i>Les trois Don Juan</i>. 1914. Unpublished inscription to Madeleine Pagès and 2 original drawings. 25,000-35,000 €
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, May 24:</b> Marcel Duchamp. <i>L.H.O.O.Q. shaved</i>. [New York, 1965]. One of the 100 deluxe signed copies. With an autographed envelope. 15,000-20,000 €
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, May 24:</b> Francis Bacon — Michel Leiris. <i>Miroir de la tauromachie</i>. [Paris], Daniel Lelong, [1990]. With 4 signed lithographs. 40,000-60,000 €
    <b>Sotheby’s Books & Manuscripts<br>Marcel Proust – Collection Marie-Claude Mante<br>Auction Paris 24 May 2018</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, May 24:</b> Gilbert & George. <i>The Red Sculpture Album</i>. [Londres, Gilbert & George], 1975. One of the 100 existing copies, signed by both of the artists, comprised of 11 original photographs. 10,000-15,000 €
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, May 24:</b> Pablo Picasso — Honoré de Balzac. <i>Chef-d’œuvre inconnu</i>. Paris, Ambroise Vollard, 1931. One of the 65 deluxe copies on Japan paper, with an extra suite of the etchings. 35,000-<br>45,000 €
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, May 24:</b> Marcel Proust. <i>Les Sources sur Loir</i>. Ca 1907-1908. Handwritten manuscript. Rough draft of one of the more beautiful passages of Swann’s Way. 30,000-50,000 €
  • <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. May 31, 2018</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 31:</b> Simcoe (John Graves). Plan of the Province of Upper Canada with part of the Adjacent Countries, manuscript map… with numerous contemporary annotations. £6,000 to £8,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 31:</b> Ramusio (Giovanni Battista). <i>Delle Navigationi et Viaggi,</i> 3 vol., mixed edition, 3 double-page engraved maps and 7 folding woodcut maps, Venice, Giunti, 1613. £6,000 to £8,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 31:</b> Dickens (Charles). <i>A Christmas Carol,</i> first edition, first issue, Chapman & Hall, 1843. £6,000 to £8,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. May 31, 2018</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 31:</b> Book of Hours. Hours of the Virgin [Use of Rome] in Latin, miniature illuminated manuscript on vellum with 6 full-page miniatures and 6 large initials with borders, Flanders, [2nd quarter of 15th century]. £6,000 to £8,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 31:</b> G.K. Chesterton archive. Collection of poems, drawings, letters and cards sent to Enid Simon, 1920s. £6,000 to £8,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 31:</b> Pasternak (Boris). <i>Doktor Zhivago</i> original typescript, 2 vol., with manuscript corrections and insertions by the author, the George Katkov copy, c.1956. £100,000 to £150,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. May 31, 2018</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 31:</b> Tolkien (J.R.R.). <i>The Hobbit,</i> first edition, first impression, 1937. £20,000 to £30,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 31:</b> Milton (John). <i>Paradise Lost & Paradise Regain'd,</i> 2 vol., one of 10 copies printed on vellum, Cresset Press, 1931. £8,000 to £12,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 31:</b> Electricity and the vacuum.- Guericke (Otto von). <i>Experimenta nova (ut vocantur) Magdeburgica de Vacuo Spatio,</i> first edition; bound with <i>Philosophia Universa de Microcosmo</i>. £12,000 to £16,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 31:</b> [The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt & Nubia ...], vignette title and 42 plates from the deluxe subscriber's edition, 1842-1849 (43). £7,000 to £10,000
  • <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Charles Darwin on sexuality and the transmission of hereditary characteristics: Autograph Letter Signed to Lawson Tait. Down, 17 January [1877].
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> MILTON, JOHN. <i>Paradise Lost. A Poem written in ten books.</i> London: 1667. A very rare example with the contemporary binding untouched and with a 1667 title page.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Hamilton secures the ratification of the Constitution: <i>The Debates and Proceedings of the Convention of the State of New-York, assembled at Poughkeespsie, on the 17th June, 1788.</i>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> The social contract “Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains”: ROUSSEAU, JEAN-JACQUES. <i>Principes du Droit Politique [Du Contract Social]</i>. Amsterdam: Michel Rey, 1762
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> “The first English textbook on geometrical land-measurement and surveying”: BENESE, RICHARD. <i>This Boke Sheweth the Maner of Measurynge All Maner of Lande…</i>