• <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>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>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

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45 Auctions Archived, 35 Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday 21 November 45 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 16 denominated in euros, 3 in British pounds, 1 in SA rands, and 25 in US dollars.  Turnover was $17,592,653 as 10,135 lots were offered and 7,170 sold for a 71% success rate.

5 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

SothebysTravel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History on November 17th: $3,228,483 
ChristiesCOLLECTION SHALOM SHPILMAN VENDUE AU PROFIT DU SHPILMAN INSTITUTE FOR PHOTOGRAPHY - Part 1 on November 13th: $1,711,973 
ChristiesCOLLECTION SHALOM SHPILMAN VENDUE AU PROFIT DU SHPILMAN INSTITUTE FOR PHOTOGRAPHY - Part 2 on November 20th: $1,172,319 
SkinnerFine Books and Manuscripts on November 15th: $1,112,578 
Kestenbaum and CompanyPART II: RABBINIC MANUSCRIPTS FROM AN IMPORTANT COLLECTION on November 19th: $1,079,171 

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

Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersProperty from Cornelia Guest, Formerly The Collection of Winston & C.Z. Guest, Templeton on November 14th: 211.84% 
ArtcurialModern Books and Manuscripts on November 17th: 155.01% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsGrosman/Nicholson Magic Collection on October 31st: 146.51% 
TajanBooks and Prints on November 17th: 119.39% 
Northeast AuctionsPortsmouth, N.H. Fall Weekend Auction on November 1st: 111.53% 
ALDEBinders, Original, Modern, Illustrated on November 18th: 107.57% 
Fonsie Mealy AuctioneersImportant Country House Sale - Furness, Naas, Co. Kildare on October 6th: 102.96% 
Northeast AuctionsMemorial Day Weekend Auction on May 24th: 102.64% 

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

Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersProperty from Cornelia Guest, Formerly The Collection of Winston & C.Z. Guest, Templeton on November 14th: 100.00% 
Alaska AuctionBooks and Prints on November 13th: 100.00% 
Alaska AuctionBooks and Prints on November 14th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 11/8 on November 15th: 99.58% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 11/8 on November 15th: 98.08% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsGrosman/Nicholson Magic Collection on October 31st: 97.28% 
Aspire AuctionsPrints - Internet bidstart 10/23 on October 31st: 97.06% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 3/6 on November 19th: 96.25% 
Northeast AuctionsPortsmouth, N.H. Fall Weekend Auction on November 1st: 95.33% 
Northeast AuctionsMemorial Day Weekend Auction on May 24th: 91.03% 
SkinnerFine Books and Manuscripts on November 15th: 87.04% 
Clars Auction GalleryPrints on November 14th: 86.39% 
One Of Kind CollictiblesAutographs, Documents and Photographs on November 19th: 84.40% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsBibliophile on November 19th: 83.53% 

45 total sales reported this week: 

PandolfiniBooks, Prints and Drawings on November 18th: 60.98% 
AuctionataModern Art on November 20th: 43.38% 
AuctionataPhotography on November 20th: 15.22% 
ChristiesCOLLECTION SHALOM SHPILMAN VENDUE AU PROFIT DU SHPILMAN INSTITUTE FOR PHOTOGRAPHY - Part 2 on November 20th: 61.33% 
ChristiesCOLLECTION SHALOM SHPILMAN VENDUE AU PROFIT DU SHPILMAN INSTITUTE FOR PHOTOGRAPHY - Part 1 on November 13th: 66.67% 
One Of Kind CollictiblesAutographs, Documents and Photographs on November 19th: 84.40% 
Kestenbaum and CompanyPART II: RABBINIC MANUSCRIPTS FROM AN IMPORTANT COLLECTION on November 19th: 65.90% 
PBA GalleriesRare Books & Manuscripts on November 19th: 57.79% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 3/6 on November 19th: 96.25% 
FreemansThe Sporting Sale on November 19th: 37.50% 
Swann GalleriesRare and important Travel Posters on November 19th: 76.85% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsPhotographs on November 19th: 37.79% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsBibliophile on November 19th: 83.53% 
Jacksons AuctionWorld Treasures: Important Russian, European, Asian & American Works on November 18th: 69.51% 
AderExceptional Photograph Books on November 15th: 45.41% 
ALDEBinders, Original, Modern, Illustrated on November 18th: 72.04% 
TajanBooks and Prints on November 17th: 60.77% 
AuctionataThe Floating World - Japanese Prints on November 17th: 8.24% 
ArtcurialModern Books and Manuscripts on November 17th: 59.65% 
BonhamsPost War and Contemporary Prints and Multiples on November 17th: 46.67% 
SothebysTravel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History on November 17th: 60.33% 
Bruun RasmussenBooks and Maps on November 17th: 77.64% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on November 17th: 70.77% 
Auxerre Encheres EstimationsAntiquarian and Modern Books on November 13th: 69.77% 
Alaska AuctionBooks and Prints on November 14th: 100.00% 
Alaska AuctionBooks and Prints on November 13th: 100.00% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersProperty from Cornelia Guest, Formerly The Collection of Winston & C.Z. Guest, Templeton on November 14th: 100.00% 
Clars Auction GalleryPrints on November 14th: 86.39% 
SkinnerFine Books and Manuscripts on November 15th: 87.04% 
BonhamsPrints, Photographs and Works on Paper on November 14th: 54.46% 
Quagga Rare Books and ArtCollectable out-of-print books including Anglo-Boer War. - Internet bidstart 11/9 on November 16th: 51.85% 
Bolaffi Ambassador AuctionsPosters - Internet bidstart 10/5 on October 30th: 44.54% 
Fonsie Mealy AuctioneersImportant Country House Sale - Furness, Naas, Co. Kildare on October 6th: 73.93% 
Binoche et GiquelloOld Maps - Travel on November 6th: 42.64% 
ArtcurialPhotography - Pierre Molinier, Emmanuelle Arsan Collection on November 13th: 48.45% 
RR AuctionFine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 10/23 on November 11th: 55.58% 
Northeast AuctionsMemorial Day Weekend Auction on May 24th: 91.03% 
Northeast AuctionsPortsmouth, N.H. Fall Weekend Auction on November 1st: 95.33% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsGrosman/Nicholson Magic Collection on October 31st: 97.28% 
Aspire AuctionsPrints - Internet bidstart 10/23 on October 31st: 97.06% 
Archives International AuctionsAIA Part XXIX - Session 2 - Wall St. on October 29th: 72.31% 
ALDELibrary of Michel Wittock VI on November 12th: 78.18% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 11/8 on November 15th: 98.08% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 11/8 on November 15th: 99.58% 
Heritage AuctionsPhotographs on November 13th: 49.39% 

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys ATLAS MAJOR, SIVE COSMOGRAPHIA BLAVIANA, QUA SOLUM, SALUM, COELUM ACCURATISSIME DESCRIBUNTUR. on November 17th Actual price: USD $883,120.
  2. Artcurial LIVRE D'HEURES EN LATIN ENLUMINE SUR PEAU DE VELIN, AVEC QUELQUES RUBRIQUES EN NEERLANDAIS on November 17th Actual price: USD $373,430.
  3. Christies Les années vous guettent, 1936 on November 13th Actual price: USD $348,285.
  4. Skinner The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America. on November 15th Actual price: USD $237,000.
  5. Artcurial POISSONS, ECREVISSES ET CRABES, DE DIVERSES COULEURS ET FIGURES EXTRAORDINAIRES, QUE L'ON TROUVE AUTOUR DES ISLES MOLUQUES, ET SUR LES COTES DES TERRES AUSTRALES on November 17th Actual price: USD $221,975.
  6. Sothebys CHOIX DES PLUS BELLES FLEURS. on November 17th Actual price: USD $208,240.
  7. Christies Nature morte avec un jeu d'échecs, moulage en plâtre et A l'Heure de l'Observatoire - Les Amoureux, vers 1935-1936 on November 13th Actual price: USD $181,365.
  8. Sothebys THE HOLY LAND, SYRIA, IDUMEA, ARABIA, EGYPT, AND NUBIA. on November 17th Actual price: USD $180,500.
  9. Sothebys TRAITE DES ARBRES ET ARBUSTES QUE L'ON CULTIVE EN FRANCE EN PLEINE TERRE... on November 17th Actual price: USD $171,000.
  10. Sothebys HISTOIRE NATURELLE DES PERROQUETS. on November 17th Actual price: USD $133,000.
  11. Northeast Auctions "THE BLOODY MASSACRE PERPETRATED IN KING STREET, BOSTON ON MARCH 5TH, 1770, BY A PARTY OF THE 29TH REG’T." on November 1st Actual price: USD $120,000.
  12. Christies Komposition, vers 1935 on November 13th Actual price: USD $117,165.
  13. Christies Cerro Morro Solar, Lima, Peru, 2003 on November 20th Actual price: USD $117,165.
  14. Sothebys THE PRINCIPALL NAVIGATIONS, VOIAGES AND DISCOVERIES OF THE ENGLISH NATION, MADE BY SEA OR OVER LAND. on November 17th Actual price: USD $114,000.
  15. ALDE Les Euvres de Sainct Justin, philosophe & martyr, mises de grec en langage françois, par Jan de Maumont. on November 12th Actual price: USD $110,959.
  16. Christies Fotogramm, 1922 (1926 dans le Catalogue Raisonné) on November 13th Actual price: USD $110,745.
  17. Sothebys HORTI MEDICI AMSTELODAMENSIS RARIORUM TAM ORIENTALIS QUAM OCCIDENTALIS INDIAE, ALIARUMQUE PEREGRINARUM PLANTARUM. on November 17th Actual price: USD $104,500.
  18. Sothebys LES ROSES. on November 17th Actual price: USD $85,500.
  19. Kestenbaum and Company Prophets and Writings: Jeremiah (Yirmiyahu). * Zechariah. * Proverbs (Mishlei). * Chronicles (Divrei Hayamim). Fragment of each Biblical Book, along with Massoretic notes. on November 19th Actual price: USD $79,950.
  20. Christies Study at Night from Steichen's Studio at 40th st., New York, vers 1933 on November 13th Actual price: USD $78,645.
  21. Christies A Unique Object, 1936 on November 13th Actual price: USD $78,645.
  22. Kestenbaum and Company Illuminated Marriage Contract. Uniting Isaac Moses, son of Shabthai Zadik, with Hanna, daughter of Mordehai Zvi. Witnessed by: Binyamin son of Shem-Tov Havali and Hizkiyahu, son of Gabriel Atrik. Artist-scribe: Shmuel Manoach, son of Shabthai Isaac of Fia on November 19th Actual price: USD $73,800.
  23. Ader Chine on November 15th Actual price: USD $73,563.
  24. Christies Oskar Schlemmer in Ascona, 1927 on November 13th Actual price: USD $72,225.
  25. Sothebys THE HOLY LAND, SYRIA, IDUMEA, ARABIA, EGYPT, AND NUBIA. on November 17th Actual price: USD $72,200.


For the week ahead 35 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Nov. 23rd
Bonhams. New York. Entertainment Memorabilia. 304 lots
Doyle New York. New York. Rare Books, Autographs and Photographs. 794 lots
Ketterer Kunst Doerling. Hamburg. Rare Books. 1191 lots
Sothebys. New York. Prints and Multiples. 381 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 103 lots

Tue. Nov. 24th
Bubb Kuyper. 2011 KM Haarlem. Books: Bibliography, Arts, Children's Books. 1160 lots
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . Books and Old Paper. 370 lots
Hauswedell and Nolte. Hamburg. Rare Books and Autographs. 869 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Art, Press & Illustrated Books. 277 lots
Bonhams. London. Prints and Multiples. 129 lots
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Lee's Summit . The Harry Ruskin Collection Rare Books, Prints and Works on Paper - Internet Bidstart 11/2. 412 lots
Sothebys. London. Library of and English Gentleman. 145 lots
Bubb Kuyper. 2011 KM Haarlem. Books: Fine Printing, Literature. 735 lots

Wed. Nov. 25th
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Fine Art Sale, Part 2: Modern and Contemporary Art and Editions - Prints. 127 lots
ALDE. Paris. Library of an Amateur. 135 lots
PIASA. Paris. Pierre Székely (1923-2001) Sculptures, reliefs and prints. 53 lots
Bubb Kuyper. 2011 KM Haarlem. Books: Varia, History, Natural History. 1201 lots
Bubb Kuyper. 2011 KM Haarlem. Manuscripts, Old and Rare Books. 707 lots

Thu. Nov. 26th
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Cape Town. Books - Internet Bidstart 11/19. 482 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . 15th-19th Century Prints. 905 lots
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . Books and Old Paper. 581 lots
Beaussant Lefevre. Paris. Antiquarian and Modern Books. 66 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 11/19. 259 lots
Anteo Subastas. San Sebastián. November Sale. 9 lots
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Ancient and Modern Books. 307 lots
Bubb Kuyper. 2011 KM Haarlem. Modern Art: Prints and Drawings (part 1). 1042 lots
Bubb Kuyper. 2011 KM Haarlem. Modern Art (2), Photographs, Japanese Prints. 653 lots

Fri. Nov. 27th
Ader. PARIS. Letters and Autograph Manuscripts - Regarding the Josephine Baker Collection. 325 lots
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH. Berlin-Schoneberg. Rare Books, Prints and Photographs. 1358 lots
Bubb Kuyper. 2011 KM Haarlem. Drawings, Old Master Prints, Maps and Plans.

Sat. Nov. 28th
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Photographs - Ancient and Modern Books.
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Modern Art Part II - Prints.
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Modern Art Part I - Prints.

Sun. Nov. 29th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 11/22.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 11/22.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30: Printed & Manuscript African Americana</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> Malcolm X, typed manuscripts for the <i>LA Herald Dispatch</i> column "God's Angry Men," 1957.<br>$200,000 to $300,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> Frederick Douglass, Autograph Letter Signed to George Alfred Townsend, Washington, 1880.<br>$40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> Carte-de-visite album featuring a previously unrecorded image of Harriet Tubman, 1860s.<br>$20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30: Printed & Manuscript African Americana</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> Collection of documents from the Montgomery Improvement Association, Alabama, 1955-63. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> Martin Luther King, Jr., working draft of the "Letter from Birmingham Jail," Alabama, 1963. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> <i>Benjamin Bannaker's Almanac</i> for 1795, Baltimore. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30: Printed & Manuscript African Americana</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> Collection of 41 letters addressed to Rebecca Primus, 1854-72.<br>$20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> Abby Fisher, <i>What Mrs. Fisher Knows About Old Southern Cooking</i>, first edition, San Francisco, 1881.<br>$10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> Victor H. Green, <i>The Negro Motorist Green-Book for 1941</i>, New York, 1940. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> Toni Morrison, <i>The Bluest Eye, </i>reviewer's copy, New York, 1971. $4,000 to $6,000.
  • <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