• <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>Arader Galleries, March 25, 2017: Spring 2017 Auction</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Mar. 25:</b> Ruffed Grous, Plate 41. John James Audubon from <i>Birds of America</i>. Double Elephant Folio. First Edition Engravings with Original Hand Color. $45,000 – 60,000
    <b>Arader Galleries, Mar. 25:</b> Rosate Spoonbill, Plate 321. John James Audubon from <i>Birds of America</i>. Double Elephant Folio. First Edition Engravings with Original Hand Color. $110,000 – 150,000
    <b>Arader Galleries, Mar. 25:</b> American White Pelican, Plate 311. John James Audubon. First Edition Robert Havell Aquatint Engraving with Original Hand Color From <i>Birds of America</i> Double Elephant Folio.<br>$100,000 – 140,000
    <b>Arader Galleries, March 25, 2017: Spring 2017 Auction</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Mar. 25:</b> Jaguar, Plate 101. John James Audubon. $12,000 – 16,000
    <b>Arader Galleries, Mar. 25:</b> <i>Birds of Asia</i>. John Gould (1804-1881). London: Taylor and Francis for the Author, 1850-83. $80,000 – 130,000
    <b>Arader Galleries, Mar. 25:</b> <i>The Birds of Europe</i>. John Gould (1804-1881). London: by Richard and John E. Taylor, published by the Author 1832-37. $60,000 – 90,000
    <b>Arader Galleries, March 25, 2017: Spring 2017 Auction</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Mar. 25:</b> <i>The Birds of Great Britain</i>. John Gould (1804-1881). London: Taylor and Francis for the author, [1862]-1873.<br>$30,000 - 45,000
    <b>Arader Galleries, Mar. 25:</b> <i>The Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands</i>. Mark Catesby (1682/83–1749). London: [1729-] 1731-1743 [-1747].<br>$275,000 – 350,000
    <b>Arader Galleries, Mar. 25:</b> <i>Dell’arcano del mare</i> [Books 1-4]. Robert Dudley (1573-1649). Firenze: Francesco Onofri, 1646. $50,000 - 70,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, March 25, 2017: Spring 2017 Auction</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Mar. 25:</b> <i>Cartes Generales de Toutes les Parties du Monde</i>. Nicholas Sanson D’Abbeville (1600-1667). Paris: The Author and Pierre Mariette, 1658 [but 1659]. $20,000 - 30,000
    <b>Arader Galleries, Mar. 25:</b> <i>A Map of the Inhabited Part of Virginia, containing the whole of the Province of Maryland with Part of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and North Carolina.</i> Joshua Fry and Peter Jefferson.<br>$150,000 – 300,000
    <b>Arader Galleries, Mar. 25:</b> <i>Voyage dans l’Interieur de l’Amerique du Nord execute pendant les annees 1832, 1833 et 1834.</i> BODMER, Karl (illustrator) - Prince Maximilian zu Wied-Neuwied. $525,000 – 750,000
  • <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>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

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Forty-one Auctions Archived, 28 upcoming this week

For the week ended Saturday 12 December 41 auctions were archived to the RBH database; 1 in Swiss francs, 12 in euros, 10 in English pounds and 18 in US dollars. Turnover was a breathtaking $37,790,208. Across all the sales 10,829 lots were offered and 7,807 sold for a 72% rate. There have recently been ramblings of concern for the market. These results should dispel some of these concerns. 

9 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

SothebysBooks and Manuscripts on December 4th: $14,900,129 

ChristiesOld Master Prints on December 9th: $3,596,748 
ChristiesSELECTIONS FROM THE DAVIDSON COLLECTION: IMPORTANT ENGLISH AND AMERICAN LITERATURE AND HISTORICAL AM on December 8th: $2,880,064 
SothebysMusic, Continental and Russian Books and Manuscripts on December 7th: $2,514,284 
ChristiesTHE CHARLES E. SIGETY COLLECTION OF FINE PRINTED BOOKS AND AMERICANA, PART II on December 7th: $1,823,074 
ChristiesBooks and Manuscripts on December 8th: $1,380,316 
Swann GalleriesMaps and Atlases, Natural History and Color Plate Books on December 8th: $1,272,810 
BonhamsFine Books and Manuscripts, Including the Collection of Harry E. Gould, Jr. on December 9th: $1,246,389 
Koller AuctionsPrints, Multiples and Photography on December 5th: $1,084,290 

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

Henri Godts Books and Prints AuctionsBooks, Maps, Prints on December 8th: 149.89% 
FreemansAmerican Art & Pennsylvania Impressionists on December 6th: 147.33% 
ChristiesOld Master Prints on December 9th: 137.42% 
ChristiesTHE CHARLES E. SIGETY COLLECTION OF FINE PRINTED BOOKS AND AMERICANA, PART II on December 7th: 128.12% 
Koller AuctionsPrints, Multiples and Photography on December 5th: 116.54% 
ArtcurialPrints and Illustrated Books on December 9th: 112.32% 
SothebysBooks and Manuscripts on December 4th: 106.44% 


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

FreemansAmerican Art & Pennsylvania Impressionists on December 6th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 11/29 on December 6th: 99.34% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 11/29 on December 6th: 98.34% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsWinter Magic Auction on December 5th: 94.00% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersPrints, Books, Photographs on December 5th: 90.65% 
ChristiesTHE CHARLES E. SIGETY COLLECTION OF FINE PRINTED BOOKS AND AMERICANA, PART II on December 7th: 88.75% 
SothebysBooks and Manuscripts on December 4th: 85.26% 
Koller AuctionsPrints, Multiples and Photography on December 5th: 83.61% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 12/3 on December 10th: 82.86% 
ChristiesOld Master Prints on December 9th: 80.26% 
Dirk Soulis AuctionsCarl Marxen Estate - Prints on December 6th: 80.00% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on December 8th: 80.00% 


41 total sales reported this week: 

Alexander Historical AuctionsWinter Auction on December 10th: 72.83% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsAutographs, Memorabilia and Vintage Posters on December 11th: 56.05% 
Adams Amsterdam AuctionsArt From Three Centuries on December 7th: 77.87% 
PIASAPIERRE NÉTANGE COLLECTION , BOOKS on December 10th: 58.59% 
PIASAManuscripts and Books on December 10th: 31.11% 
PIASA20th Century Prints on December 10th: 58.33% 
ArtcurialPrints and Illustrated Books on December 9th: 73.86% 
ArtcurialCollectibles - Posters on December 7th: 55.56% 
AguttesContemporary Art and Photography on December 7th: 25.00% 
ChristiesPrints and Multiples on December 10th: 66.82% 
ChristiesOld Master Prints on December 9th: 80.26% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 12/3 on December 10th: 82.86% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsBooks and Works on Paper on December 10th: 66.48% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsWestern Manuscripts on December 9th: 56.00% 
BonhamsThe December Sale - Automobilia on December 10th: 35.71% 
BonhamsEntertainment Memorabilia on December 10th: 61.67% 
BonhamsPrints and Multiples on December 9th: 58.87% 
BonhamsFine Books and Manuscripts, Including the Collection of Harry E. Gould, Jr. on December 9th: 64.41% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersPrints, Books, Photographs on December 5th: 90.65% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsWinter Magic Auction on December 5th: 94.00% 
Koller AuctionsPrints, Multiples and Photography on December 5th: 83.61% 
Henri Godts Books and Prints AuctionsBooks, Maps, Prints on December 8th: 79.85% 
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbHOld and Modern Art, Modern Photography, Antiques on December 4th: 28.84% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on December 8th: 80.00% 
Swann GalleriesMaps and Atlases, Natural History and Color Plate Books on December 8th: 77.44% 
ChristiesSELECTIONS FROM THE DAVIDSON COLLECTION: IMPORTANT ENGLISH AND AMERICAN LITERATURE AND HISTORICAL AM on December 8th: 48.45% 
ChristiesBooks and Manuscripts on December 8th: 50.00% 
ChristiesTHE CHARLES E. SIGETY COLLECTION OF FINE PRINTED BOOKS AND AMERICANA, PART II on December 7th: 88.75% 
SothebysMedieval and Renaissance Manuscripts on December 8th: 51.32% 
SothebysMusic, Continental and Russian Books and Manuscripts on December 7th: 45.38% 
Rago Arts and AuctionsGreat Estates Auction - Books and Prints on December 5th: 62.96% 
Charlton HallWinter International Auction on December 5th: 65.63% 
AuctionataBorn in the USA: Modern & Contemporary Art - Prints on December 4th: 32.00% 
AuctionataBritish Modern & Contemporary Art – with Damien Hirst Collection - Prints on December 5th: 33.77% 
EldredsAsian Arts at Auction - Books, Prints on December 4th: 65.38% 
FreemansAmerican Art & Pennsylvania Impressionists on December 6th: 100.00% 
Dirk Soulis AuctionsCarl Marxen Estate - Prints on December 6th: 80.00% 
Dirk Soulis AuctionsImportant Historical Prints on December 5th: 66.07% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 11/29 on December 6th: 98.34% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 11/29 on December 6th: 99.34% 
SothebysBooks and Manuscripts on December 4th: 85.26% 

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Christies Autograph draft manuscript of Federalist Number Four on December 8th Actual price: USD $1,445,000.
  2. Sothebys OPTICKS: OR, A TREATISE OF THE REFLEXIONS, REFRACTIONS, INFLEXIONS AND COLOURS OF LIGHT. ALSO TWO TREATISES OF THE SPECIES AND MAGNITUDE OF CURVILINEAR FIGURES on December 4th Actual price: USD $1,330,000.
  3. Christies Samson rending the Lion on December 9th Actual price: USD $656,095.
  4. Sothebys THE EXCELLENT HISTORY OF THE MERCHANT OF VENICE. WITH THE EXTREME CRUELTY OF SHYLOCKE THE JEW TOWARDS THE SAIDE MERCHANT, IN CUTTING A JUST POUND OF HIS FLESH. AND THE OBTAINING OF PORTIA, BY THE CHOYSE OF THREE CASKETS on December 4th Actual price: USD $550,000.
  5. Christies The Rhinoceros on December 9th Actual price: USD $474,895.
  6. Sothebys MR. VVILLIAM SHAKESPEARES COMEDIES, HISTORIES, AND TRAGEDIES. PUBLISHED ACCORDING TO THE TRUE ORIGINALL COPIES. THE SECOND IMPRESSION on December 4th Actual price: USD $430,000.
  7. Sothebys AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF THE FINAL CHORUS OF THE ESTERHÍZY CANTATA "QUAL DUBBIO ORMAI" [HOB.XXIVA:4] on December 7th Actual price: USD $403,500.
  8. Sothebys FINE AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF THE FIRST MOVEMENT OF THE "SONATINE", ORIGINALLY COMPOSED AS A SELF-CONTAINED PIECE on December 7th Actual price: USD $367,500.
  9. Swann Galleries The North American Atlas. on December 8th Actual price: USD $341,000.
  10. Sothebys AUTHORITATIVE SCRIBAL COLLECTION OF POEMS KNOWN AS THE "GOWER MANUSCRIPT" on December 4th Actual price: USD $322,000.
  11. Christies The Federalist: A Collection of Essays, Written in Favour of the New Constitution, as Agreed Upon by the Federal Convention, September 17, 1787. on December 8th Actual price: USD $317,000.
  12. Sothebys TWO TREATISES OF GOVERNMENT: IN THE FORMER, THE FALSE PRINCIPLES AND FOUNDATION OF SIR ROBERT FILMER, AND HIS FOLLOWERS ARE DETECTED AND OVERTHROWN. THE LATTER IS AN ESSAY CONCERNING THE TRUE ORIGINAL, EXTENT, AND END OF CIVIL GOVERNMENT on December 4th Actual price: USD $274,000.
  13. Sothebys Julius Firmicus Maternus, Matheseos libri VIII, in Latin on December 8th Actual price: USD $259,500.
  14. Sothebys AUTOGRAPH WORKING DRAFT OF PART OF THE PIANO TRIO OP.90 ("DUMKY"), SIGNED AND INSCRIBED ("TO HIS DEAR FRIEND MR POLLNER [?], AS A KEEPSAKE FROM ANT. DVOŘÍK 18 26/11 90", AND ANNOTATED BY HIM "...PRVNI SKIZZA DUMEK" "...FIRST SKETCH OF THE DUMKY": TRANSLA on December 7th Actual price: USD $250,500.
  15. Sothebys COMPENDIUM IN GENEALOGIA CHRISTI, IN LATIN, ILLUSTRATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM on December 4th Actual price: USD $250,000.
  16. Sothebys THE WORKES OF BENIAMIN JONSON on December 4th Actual price: USD $250,000.
  17. Sothebys THE COMPLEAT ANGLER OR THE CONTEMPLATIVE MAN'S RECREATION. BEING A DISCOURSE OF FISH AND FISHING, NOT UNWORTHY THE PERUSAL OF MOST ANGLERS on December 4th Actual price: USD $206,250.
  18. Christies Autograph letter signed (“G:o Washington'') to Robert Dinwiddie (1693-1770), Belvoir, 7 March 1754. on December 8th Actual price: USD $197,000.
  19. Sothebys AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT AND TYPESCRIPT OF JUNO AND THE PAYCOCK.  on December 4th Actual price: USD $187,500.
  20. Sothebys A BOOK OF VERSES SERIA MIXTA JOCIS on December 4th Actual price: USD $187,500.
  21. Sothebys THE TWOO BOOKES OF FRANCIS BACON. OF THE PROFICIENCE AND ADVANCEMENT OF LEARNING, DIVINE AND HUMANE on December 4th Actual price: USD $175,000.
  22. Bonhams Autograph Manuscript Signed ("A. Einstein") on final page, 10 pp, 4to, n.p., [1929], being the near final draft of "Die Kompatibilitat der Feldgleichungen in der Einheitlichen Feldtheorie" (The Compatibility of the Field Equations in the Unified Field The on December 9th Actual price: USD $173,000.
  23. Sothebys MANUSCRIPT MEMOIR on December 4th Actual price: USD $162,500.
  24. Sothebys THE FAMOUS TRAGEDY OF THE RICH JEW OF MALTA. AS IT WAS PLAYD BEFORE THE KING AND QUEENE, IN HIS MAJESTIES THEATRE AT WHITE-HALL, BY HER MAJESTIES SERVANTS AT THE COCK-PIT on December 4th Actual price: USD $162,500.
  25. Sothebys VOLPONE OR THE FOXE on December 4th Actual price: USD $162,500.


For the week ahead 28 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Dec. 14th
ALDE. Paris. Binders, Original, Modern, Illustrated. 262 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Animation Art. 1347 lots
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. The Golden Age of Travel - Internet bidstart 12/3. 88 lots
Sothebys. New York. Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including Americana. 108 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Western Americana Live Auction - session 2. 609 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Old Master Prints. 6 lots

Tue. Dec. 15th
Sothebys. London. English Literature, History, Children's Books & Illustrations. 211 lots
Stockholms Auktionsverk. Stockholm. Rare Books, Maps and Manuscripts. 265 lots
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Fine Prints. 199 lots
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. Edition. 206 lots
Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers. Kilkenny. Rare Books. 769 lots
Christies. Paris. Maurice Burrus (1882-1959): The Library of a Man of Taste. 229 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. African American Fine Art - Prints. 150 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Americana - Online Only. 761 lots
Christies. London - King Street. MRS THATCHER - PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE RIGHT HONOURABLE THE BARONESS THATCHER OF KESTEVE. 34 lots

Wed. Dec. 16th
Bolaffi Ambassador Auctions. Milan. Rare Books and Autographs. 789 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Documents: Science, Medicine and Cookery. 580 lots
ALDE. Paris. Letters and Handwritten Autographs. 366 lots

Thu. Dec. 17th
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Children's and Illustrated Books. 426 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Americana with Manuscript Material. 500 lots
Sothebys. Paris. Books and Manuscripts. 132 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 12/10. 393 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. The Bibliophile Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 425 lots

Fri. Dec. 18th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Entertainment. 138 lots

Sat. Dec. 19th
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. The Spirit of the 20th Century. 15 lots

Sun. Dec. 20th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 12/13.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 12/13.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. The William E. Fredeman Victoriana Collection Rare Books Internet Auction. 98 lots

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RBH and AE

 

  • <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
  • <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
  • <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>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