• <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>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>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

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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>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 €
  • <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>
  • <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>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>Bonhams: Fine Books and Manuscripts. June 12, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Ortelius. Theatrum orbis terrarum. Antwerp, 1570. FIRST EDITION. $50,000 to $80,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Shakespeare, William. The Tragedie of Julius Caesar. London, 1623. 1st appearance in print, Complete from the First Folio. $50,000 to $70,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Ernst, Max. Mr. Knife and Miss Fork. Paris, 1932. DELUXE EDITION. $12,000 to $18,000
    <b>Bonhams: Fine Books and Manuscripts. June 12, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Cage, John. Autograph musical leaf from his Concert for Piano and Orchestra, NY, 1958. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Einstein, Albert. Signed Passport Photo for his US citizenship application. Bermuda, 1935. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Verard, Antoine. Illuminated printed Book of Hours. Paris, 1507. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Bonhams: Fine Books and Manuscripts. June 12, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Wetterkurzschlussel. German Weather Report Codebook - for Enigma use. Berlin, 1942. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Hemingway, Ernest. Large Photograph, inscribed by Hemingway. Madrid, 1959. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Morelos y Pavon, Jose Maria. Autograph letter signed to El Virrey Venegas, February 5, 1812. $7,000 to $10,000
    <b>Bonhams: Fine Books and Manuscripts. June 12, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Milne, A.A. Complete set of Winnie-the-Pooh books. 4 volumes. All first issue points. London, 1924-1928. $6,000 to $9,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> A 48-star American Flag, battle worn flown at Guadalcanal and Peleliu, 1942-1944. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Locke, John. Autograph Letter Signed mourning the death of his friend, William Molyneaux, 2 pp, October 27, 1698. $7,000 to $10,000
  • <b>Arenberg Auctions: May 25 and<br>May 26, 2018</b>
    <b>Arenberg Auctions, May 25 & 26:</b> VAN ORLEY, Richard. "Les avantures de Telemaque fils d'Ulÿsse &c." Set of 86 superb ink drawings. 45,000 to 60,000 €
    <b>Arenberg Auctions, May 25 & 26:</b> Gojôraku Tôkaidô [or] Tôkaidô meisho fukei. Processional Tôkaido drawn by Prof. Moro, coloured prints in one set of 100 sheets]. 15,000 to 18,000 €
    <b>Arenberg Auctions, May 25 & 26:</b> DURAS, Marguerite. <i>Moderato cantabile.</i> Original lithographs by André Minaux. 22 lithographs. 4,000 to 4,500 €
    <b>Arenberg Auctions: May 25 and<br>May 26, 2018</b>
    <b>Arenberg Auctions, May 25 & 26:</b> ADAMS, Georges. A pair of 18-inch English globes. [London], s.n., [1766]. ORIGINAL GLOBES by Georges Adams dedicated to King George III. 9,000 to 12,000 €
    <b>Arenberg Auctions, May 25 & 26:</b> BLAEU, Joan. <i>[Atlas maior, sive cosmographia blaviana, qua solum, salum, coelum, accuratissime describuntur]. Geographia, quae est cosmographiae Blaviana pars prima [...].</i> 250,000 to 350,000 €
    <b>Arenberg Auctions, May 25 & 26:</b> VAN DER MEULEN, Adam Frans. <i>[Vues, marches, entrées, passages et autres sujets servant à l'histoire de Louis XIV].</i> 35,000 to 50,000 €
    <b>Arenberg Auctions: May 25 and<br>May 26, 2018</b>
    <b>Arenberg Auctions, May 25 & 26:</b> GALILEI, Galileo. <i>Galileo a Madama Cristina di Lorena</i> (1615). Precious copy of one of the most famous and popular miniature books. 2,500 to 3,000 €
    <b>Arenberg Auctions, May 25 & 26:</b> Biblia Vulgata. Latin. [France, last quarter 13th c.] 8,000 to 12,000 €
    <b>Arenberg Auctions, May 25 & 26:</b> Horae. Use of Rome. Latin (and a few French rubrics). [Hainaut (Mons or Valenciennes), c. 1490]. 40,000 to 50,000 €
    <b>Arenberg Auctions: May 25 and<br>May 26, 2018</b>
    <b>Arenberg Auctions, May 25 & 26:</b> GARSIAS, Paulus. <i>[Determinationes magistrales contra conclusions Joannis Pici Mirandulae].</i> (Rome, E. Silber, 15 October 1489). 12,000 to 15,000 €
    <b>Arenberg Auctions, May 25 & 26:</b> LORRIS, Guillaume de; MEUNG, Jean de. <i>Le rommant de la Rose nouuellement reueu et corrige oultre les precedentes impressions</i> [ed. Guillaume Michel]. 3,000 to 4,000 €
    <b>Arenberg Auctions, May 25 & 26:</b> LA FONTAINE, Jean de. <i>Fables choisies, mises en vers.</i> Paris, Desaint & Saillant, Durand. De l'imprimerie de Charles-Antoine Jombert, 1755<br> [- 1759]. 10,000 to 12,000 €