• <b>Now in press: 19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy.</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> <i>The First American Magna Carta. English Liberties.</i> Boston, 1721.
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Babbage presentation to Peel, the man who killed the Difference Engine 1832
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> The Stamp Act. 1765
    <b>Now in press: 19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy.</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Central Park Photographs by Prevost 1862
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Salem Witch Trials. Wonders of the Invisible World 1693
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Mammoth print of Millie-Christine, "The Carolina Twins" c. 1868
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7: Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7:</b><br>Shaw & Nodder, <i>The Naturalist's Miscellany</i>, complete, London, 1789-1813. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7:</b> Samuel Baker, <i>A New and Exact Map of the Island of St. Christopher</i>, London, 1753. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7:</b> Henry Briggs, <i>The North Part of America</i>, London, 1625. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7: Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7:</b><br>John James Audubon, <i>Herring Gull</i>, CCXCI, hand-colored plate, London, 1836. $7,000 to $10,000. 
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7:</b> Montanus & Ogilby, <i>America: Being the Latest, and Most Accurate Description of the New World</i>, London, 1671. $10,000 to $15,000. 
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7:</b> Robert Cruikshank, portfolio of 25 watercolors, London, 1830s. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7: Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7:</b> Group of 55 French watercolors depicting the life and deeds of Napoleon, 1800s. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7:</b> Aaron & Samuel Arrowsmith, <i>Chart of the Sandwich Islands</i>, London, 1830. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7:</b> Herman Moll, <i>A New and Exact Map of the Dominions of the King of Great Britain</i>, London, 1735. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7: Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7:</b> Jacques-Nicolas Bellin,<i> L'Hydrographie Françoise</i>, Paris, circa 1770. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7:</b> Joseph Frederick Wallet Des Barres, <i>Charlestown the Capital of South Carolina</i>, London, 1780. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7:</b> Arnold Colom, <i>Pascaarte van Nieu Nederlandt</i>, Amsterdam, circa 1658. $7,000 to $10,000.
  • <b>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>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]

Auction Update Review

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32 Auctions Archived, 37 Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday November 14 thirty-two auctions were archived to the RBH Database; 7 in euros, 6 in British pounds, and 19 in US dollars.  Turnover was $14,028,448 as 9,317 lots were offered and 6,442 sold for a 69% success rate.  It was another strong week.

4 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

ChristiesPhotographs on November 12th: $3,302,903 
SothebysPhotographs on November 13th: $1,722,776 
Zisska and LacherBooks and Prints on November 6th: $1,387,496 
BonhamsBooks on November 11th: $1,328,497 

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

FerratonPosters, Photographs and Prints on November 7th: 176.95% 
Dallas Auction GalleryFine Arts -- Historical Documents, Books, Prints on November 4th: 143.00% 
OSENATAutomobilia on November 8th: 130.97% 

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

John McInnis AuctioneersOn Site Auction - Arundel, ME - Session 2 - Prints, Book on November 8th: 100.00% 
John McInnis AuctioneersOn Site Auction - Arundel, ME on November 7th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 11/1 on November 8th: 99.51% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 11/5 on November 12th: 98.70% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 11/1 on November 8th: 98.03% 
Heritage AuctionsSpace Exploration on November 6th: 92.67% 
Heritage AuctionsAmericana and Political on November 7th: 92.31% 
Dallas Auction GalleryFine Arts -- Historical Documents, Books, Prints on November 4th: 92.00% 
Brunk AuctionsBooks and Prints on November 8th: 91.53% 
Addison and SarovaFine & Rare Books, Featuring Selections from the Robert Easton Library on November 7th: 91.32% 
FerratonPosters, Photographs and Prints on November 7th: 89.69% 
Mid Hudson Auction GalleriesIn Association with Guernsey's: Gilbert Jones Collection on November 7th: 88.89% 
EldredsFine and Decorative Arts - Prints on November 7th: 83.82% 
OSENATAutomobilia on November 8th: 83.56% 
Swann Galleries19th & 20th Century Literature Featuring The Lawrence M. Solomon Collection on November 10th: 83.07% 

32 total sales reported this week: 

Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents: Natural History and Sporting Art on November 13th: 65.26% 
SothebysPhotographs on November 13th: 53.33% 
Stockholms AuktionsverkPrints and Photographs on November 10th: 69.23% 
AderAncient and Modern Books on November 10th: 64.06% 
OSENATAutomobilia on November 8th: 83.56% 
Lyon and Turnbull19th and 20th Century Pictures on November 12th: 51.72% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 11/5 on November 12th: 98.70% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsImportant Books and Manuscripts on November 12th: 67.57% 
ChristiesPhotographs on November 12th: 75.00% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsMotoring Literature, Automobilia, Early Cycling and Railwayana on November 12th: 76.89% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsTravel & Natural History, Maps, Prints, Sporting Art on November 11th: 76.14% 
Leslie Hindman AuctioneersFine Books and Manuscripts on November 11th: 62.59% 
BonhamsBooks on November 11th: 75.00% 
Paige AuctionJoy of Collecting on November 10th: 78.79% 
Swann Galleries19th & 20th Century Literature Featuring The Lawrence M. Solomon Collection on November 10th: 83.07% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on November 10th: 79.71% 
Brunk AuctionsBooks and Prints on November 8th: 91.53% 
FerratonPosters, Photographs and Prints on November 7th: 89.69% 
Michaans AuctionsEstate Auction on November 7th: 47.92% 
Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic BooksellersNumismatic Books on November 7th: 68.51% 
John McInnis AuctioneersOn Site Auction - Arundel, ME - Session 2 - Prints, Book on November 8th: 100.00% 
John McInnis AuctioneersOn Site Auction - Arundel, ME on November 7th: 100.00% 
Mid Hudson Auction GalleriesIn Association with Guernsey's: Gilbert Jones Collection on November 8th: 73.93% 
Mid Hudson Auction GalleriesIn Association with Guernsey's: Gilbert Jones Collection on November 7th: 88.89% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 11/1 on November 8th: 98.03% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 11/1 on November 8th: 99.51% 
Zisska and LacherBooks and Prints on November 6th: 19.06% 
Addison and SarovaFine & Rare Books, Featuring Selections from the Robert Easton Library on November 7th: 91.32% 
EldredsFine and Decorative Arts - Prints on November 7th: 83.82% 
Dallas Auction GalleryFine Arts -- Historical Documents, Books, Prints on November 4th: 92.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSpace Exploration on November 6th: 92.67% 
Heritage AuctionsAmericana and Political on November 7th: 92.31%

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Zisska and Lacher EUGIPPIUS – EXCERPTA EX OPERIBUS SANCTI AUGUSTINI - Incipit liber Eugepii scarsum ex dictis sancti Augustini. Lateinische Handschrift auf Pergament. on November 6th Actual price: USD $702,000.
  2. Sothebys WASSERTÜRME (TRICHTER)', 1972 on November 13th Actual price: USD $443,880.
  3. Christies Man in Polyester Suit, 1980 on November 12th Actual price: USD $386,805.
  4. Christies 23. Rome. Jupiter Tonnant, 1842 on November 12th Actual price: USD $187,785.
  5. Bonhams On Liberty, on November 11th Actual price: USD $167,960.
  6. Christies 74. Près d'Alexandrie. Le désert., 1842 on November 12th Actual price: USD $142,845.
  7. Brunk Auctions A Plan of the Posts of York and Gloucester in the Province of Virginia. on November 8th Actual price: USD $141,600.
  8. Christies Natcho Aguirre, Santa Clara, Mexique, 1934 on November 12th Actual price: USD $123,585.
  9. Heritage Auctions R. M. S. Titanic: A Remarkable Final Dinner Menu from the Night the Ship Famously Struck the Fatal Iceberg. on November 7th Actual price: USD $118,750.
  10. Christies Tour Eiffel, 1925 on November 12th Actual price: USD $110,745.
  11. Christies Die Solotänzerin "Gerda Juré", Städtische Oper, Berlin, vers 1930 on November 12th Actual price: USD $104,325.
  12. Christies 26 et 28. Rome. Jupiter Tonnant et église Saint Luc, 1842 2 on November 12th Actual price: USD $104,325.
  13. Heritage Auctions John F. Kennedy: Dallas Limousine License Plates. on November 7th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  14. Christies Marchand d'abat-jour rue Lepic, 1898 on November 12th Actual price: USD $91,485.
  15. Sothebys EDWARD ROOP, COAL MINER, PAONIA, COLORADO', 12/10/79 DE LA SÉRIE IN THE AMERICAN WEST on November 13th Actual price: USD $91,368.
  16. Ader Le Tretté de la grammere francoeze.[Suivi de] La Reponse de Louis Meigret à l'apolojie de Jaqes Pelletier.Defenses de Louis Meigret touchant son Orthographe Françoeze, contre les censures e calõnies de Glaumalis du Vezelet, e de ses adherans. on November 10th Actual price: USD $83,009.
  17. Christies Pelota, 1930 on November 12th Actual price: USD $81,213.
  18. Sothebys HANSEL NICHOLAS BURUM, COAL MINER, SOMERSET, COLORADO', 12/17/79 DE LA SÉRIE IN THE AMERICAN WEST on November 13th Actual price: USD $81,000.
  19. Christies Fabrik, 1993 on November 12th Actual price: USD $78,645.
  20. Christies A Jewish giant at home with his parents in the Bronx, NY, 1970 on November 12th Actual price: USD $72,225.
  21. Christies Gênes, 1842 on November 12th Actual price: USD $72,225.
  22. Bonhams Despatch box, on November 11th Actual price: USD $66,500.
  23. Christies 83. Rosette. Rue ? (publiée), 1842 on November 12th Actual price: USD $65,805.
  24. Swann Galleries Red Harvest. on November 10th Actual price: USD $65,000.
  25. Christies 9. Coupole St. Pierre et jardins du Vatican, Rome, 1842 on November 12th Actual price: USD $63,237.


For the week ahead 37 sales are scheduled:


Mon. Nov. 16th
Quagga Rare Books and Art. Stellenbosch. Collectable out-of-print books including Anglo-Boer War. - Internet bidstart 11/9. 27 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 65 lots

Tue. Nov. 17th
Burgersdijk and Niermans. Leiden. Antiquarian Books. 1241 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Books and Maps. 244 lots
Bonhams. New York. Post War and Contemporary Prints and Multiples. 165 lots
Jacksons Auction. Cedar Falls, Iowa . World Treasures: Important Russian, European, Asian & American Works. 82 lots
Artcurial. Paris. Modern Books and Manuscripts. 57 lots
Sothebys. London. Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History. 181 lots
Tajan. Paris. Books and Prints. 260 lots

Wed. Nov. 18th
Pandolfini. Florence . Books, Prints and Drawings. 123 lots
ALDE. Paris. Binders, Original, Modern, Illustrated. 372 lots
PIASA. Paris. Pierre Székely (1923-2001) Sculptures, reliefs and prints. 53 lots

Thu. Nov. 19th
RR Auction. Amherst. Animation Auction - Online bidstart 11/12. 491 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Rare and important Travel Posters. 216 lots
Freemans. Philadelphia. The Sporting Sale. 8 lots
Ader. PARIS. Antique and Modern Prints - Day 1. 339 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Bibliophile. 419 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Photographs. 168 lots
Heritage Auctions. Beverly Hills. Comics. 1272 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Books & Manuscripts. 289 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books and Ephemera - Day 1. 832 lots
One Of Kind Collictibles. Coral Gables. Autographs, Documents and Photographs. 218 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 3/6. 400 lots
Kestenbaum and Company. New York. PART II: RABBINIC MANUSCRIPTS FROM AN IMPORTANT COLLECTION. 305 lots

Fri. Nov. 20th
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. American History. 307 lots
Ader. PARIS. Antique and Modern Prints - Day 2. 337 lots
Romantic Agony Book and Print Auctions. Brussels. Antiquarian Books. 1302 lots
Christian Hesse Auktionen. Hamburg. Rare Books and Manuscripts. 1349 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books and Ephemera - Day 2. 282 lots

Sat. Nov. 21st
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Louisiana Purchase Auction. 119 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters. 1081 lots
Artcurial. Paris. Comic Strips. 318 lots
Potomack Company. Alexandria. Live Auction - Books, Prints. 24 lots
Arader Galleries. New York City. The Most Important American Maps and Audubon. 217 lots

Sun. Nov. 22nd
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 11/15.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 11/15.
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Louisiana Purchase Auction - Day 2. 60 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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>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>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>Bonhams: Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including Illustration Art. June 7, 2017</b>
    <b>Bonhams June 7:</b> The 1936 Nobel Prize Medal for Physics, Presented to Victor Franz Hess for His Discovery of Cosmic Radiation. $300,000 to $500,000
    <b>Bonhams June 7:</b> Sangorski & Sutcliffe: Jewelled Binding. Byron, Lord [George Gordon]. An illuminated manuscript on vellum, being Byron's <i>Ode to Napoleon.</i> $40,000 to $60,000
    <b>Bonhams June 7:</b> Ruscha, Ed. Complete Set of 16 Artist's Books by Ed Ruscha. Various Places: Various Publishers, 1968-1973. All first printings, seven signed or with early inscriptions. $70,000 to $90,000
    <b>Bonhams: Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including Illustration Art. June 7, 2017</b>
    <b>Bonhams June 7:</b> McKenney, Thomas L. and James Hall. <i>History of the Indian Tribes of North America.</i> Fine and unsophisticated subscriber's copy in early state. $40,000 to $60,000
    <b>Bonhams June 7:</b> Williams, Thomas Lanier ("Tennessee Williams"). Producer Charles K. Feldman's file on the production of <i>The Glass Menagerie</i>(Warner Bros., 1950). $30,000 to $50,000
    <b>Bonhams June 7:</b> Lee, Harper. Archive of correspondence including 35 autograph letters signed (mostly "Harper", but a few "H", "H.L." or "Nelle Harper"). $25,000 to $35,000
    <b>Bonhams: Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including Illustration Art. June 7, 2017</b>
    <b>Bonhams June 7:</b> Tocqueville, Alexis de. <i>De la Démocratie en Amérique.</i> First editions of both parts of Tocqueville's classic <i>Democracy In America</i>. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams June 7:</b> Complete set of all periodical publications of The Royal Geographical Society 1831-1948, comprising 203 volumes with thousands of plates and maps, many folding. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams June 7:</b> Alchemy. Loewens and Richard. <i>Universal Medicin ex regulo stellato.</i> Original alchemical manuscript written in German and Latin, ink on paper. $15,000 to $20,000
    <b>Bonhams: Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including Illustration Art. June 7, 2017</b>
    <b>Bonhams June 7:</b> Bray, Anna Eliza. <i>Life of Thomas Stothard, R.A. with Personal Reminiscences.</i> Remarkable 10-volume collection of Stothard's work, expansively extra-illustrated. $12,000 to $18,000
    <b>Bonhams June 7:</b> Algren, Nelson. Producer Charles Feldman's extensive production archive of <i>Walk on the Wild Side</i> (Columbia 1962). $12,000 to $18,000
    <b>Bonhams June 7:</b> Elliot, Daniel Giraud. <i>The New and Heretofore Unfigured Species of the Birds of North America.</i> First edition, one of only 200 copies printed. $10,000 to $15,000