• <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>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>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>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.

Auction Update Review

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63 Sales Archived, 7 Upcoming

 For the week ended Saturday 19 December 63 sales were archived to the RBH database; 23 denominated in euros, 6 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 33 in US dollars.  Turnover was a stellar $48,465,294 as 17,715 lots were offered and 13,575 sold for a 76% success rate.  This is an extraordinary report.

11 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Pierre Berge and AssociesLibrary of Pierre Berge on December 11th: $13,017,168 
SothebysRobert Frank: The Americans The Ruth and Jake Bloom Collection on December 17th: $3,739,375 
Swann GalleriesAfrican American Fine Art - Prints on December 15th: $3,136,382 
ChristiesMaurice Burrus (1882-1959): The Library of a Man of Taste on December 15th: $2,692,791 
SothebysEnglish Literature, History, Children's Books & Illustrations on December 15th: $2,464,238 
SothebysFine Books and Manuscripts, Including Americana on December 14th: $2,313,375 
Profiles in HistoryDocDave Winiewicz Collection Featuring the Works of Master Frank Frazetta on December 11th: $2,166,972 
Ketterer Kunst DoerlingRare Books on November 24th: $1,860,337 
Heritage AuctionsAnimation Art on December 15th: $1,662,902 
SothebysBooks and Manuscripts on December 17th: $1,571,658 
Kedem AuctionRare and Important Items on December 2nd: $1,309,950 

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

ChristiesMRS THATCHER - PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE RIGHT HONOURABLE THE BARONESS THATCHER OF KESTEVE on December 15th: 849.52% 
Carlsen GalleryDecember Antiques Auction - Prints on December 6th: 176.88% 
Profiles in HistoryMorris Everett, Jr. The Auction Part II - Day2 on December 8th: 169.13% 
Profiles in HistoryDocDave Winiewicz Collection Featuring the Works of Master Frank Frazetta on December 11th: 165.17% 
Aspire AuctionsDecember Online Auction - Prints Internet bidstart 12/4 on December 12th: 163.55% 
Robert Siegel GalleriesPostal History on December 10th: 155.32% 
Ketterer Kunst DoerlingModern Art - Prints on December 5th: 148.48% 
AderLetters and Autograph Manuscripts - Regarding the Josephine Baker Collection on November 26th: 148.02% 
ChristiesMaurice Burrus (1882-1959): The Library of a Man of Taste on December 15th: 147.23% 
Heritage AuctionsCivil War and Militaria on December 12th: 142.64% 
Profiles in HistoryMorris Everett, Jr. The Auction Part II - Day1 on December 7th: 140.40% 
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersSelected Quality Pictures - Prints on December 11th: 138.84% 
SothebysBooks and Manuscripts on December 17th: 130.42% 
Profiles in HistoryMorris Everett, Jr. The Auction Part II - Day3 on December 9th: 124.87% 
Kedem AuctionRare and Important Items on December 2nd: 117.74% 
Waverly AuctionsRare Books on December 3rd: 116.35% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents: Science, Medicine and Cookery on December 16th: 108.75% 
ALDEBinders, Original, Modern, Illustrated on December 14th: 108.58% 
Stockholms AuktionsverkRare Books, Maps and Manuscripts on December 15th: 107.90% 
Swann GalleriesAfrican American Fine Art - Prints on December 15th: 107.73% 
SothebysEnglish Literature, History, Children's Books & Illustrations on December 15th: 107.36% 
Dirk Soulis AuctionsFine Art, Traditional Antiques and Contemporary Western Art - Prints, Maps on December 12th: 103.77% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsChildren's and Illustrated Books on December 17th: 103.63% 
Ketterer Kunst DoerlingContemporary Art - Prints on December 5th: 101.42% 
Bruun RasmussenModern and Contemporary Prints on December 15th: 101.04% 


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

ChristiesMRS THATCHER - PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE RIGHT HONOURABLE THE BARONESS THATCHER OF KESTEVE on December 15th: 100.00% 
Aspire AuctionsDecember Online Auction - Prints Internet bidstart 12/4 on December 12th: 100.00% 
Dirk Soulis AuctionsFine Art, Traditional Antiques and Contemporary Western Art - Prints, Maps on December 12th: 100.00% 
Carlsen GalleryDecember Antiques Auction - Prints on December 6th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 12/6 on December 13th: 99.52% 
Heritage AuctionsAnimation Art on December 15th: 99.33% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 12/10 on December 17th: 98.73% 
Alaska AuctionDecember 11th Auction on December 11th: 98.11% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 12/6 on December 13th: 97.92% 
Profiles in HistoryDocDave Winiewicz Collection Featuring the Works of Master Frank Frazetta on December 11th: 94.57% 
Heritage AuctionsCivil War and Militaria on December 12th: 93.36% 
Waverly AuctionsRare Books on December 3rd: 92.62% 
Profiles in HistoryMorris Everett, Jr. The Auction Part II - Day1 on December 7th: 92.05% 
Profiles in HistoryMorris Everett, Jr. The Auction Part II - Day2 on December 8th: 91.99% 
Grogan and CompanyDecember Auction on December 6th: 90.91% 
Michaans AuctionsEstate Auction on December 12th: 90.00% 
SothebysRobert Frank: The Americans The Ruth and Jake Bloom Collection on December 17th: 89.61% 
Clars Auction GalleryPrints on December 12th: 89.22% 
ChristiesMaurice Burrus (1882-1959): The Library of a Man of Taste on December 15th: 86.90% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents: Science, Medicine and Cookery on December 16th: 86.72% 
Cowans AuctionsThe Golden Age of Travel - Internet bidstart 12/3 on December 14th: 86.36% 
Kedem AuctionRare and Important Items on December 2nd: 85.84% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsThe Bibliophile Sale: Books and Works on Paper on December 17th: 85.41% 
Winter AssociatesDecember Sale - Prints, Books, Ephemera on December 7th: 85.29% 
Bruun RasmussenModern and Contemporary Prints on December 15th: 85.07% 
SothebysBooks and Manuscripts on December 17th: 84.85% 
Profiles in HistoryMorris Everett, Jr. The Auction Part II - Day3 on December 9th: 84.15% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsChildren's and Illustrated Books on December 17th: 83.33% 
Ketterer Kunst DoerlingModern Art - Prints on December 5th: 80.95% 
Swann GalleriesAfrican American Fine Art - Prints on December 15th: 80.00% 


63 total sales reported this week: 

Ketterer Kunst DoerlingRare Books on November 24th: 64.06% 
Ketterer Kunst DoerlingModern Art - Prints on December 5th: 80.95% 
Ketterer Kunst DoerlingContemporary Art - Prints on December 5th: 64.29% 
Profiles in HistoryDocDave Winiewicz Collection Featuring the Works of Master Frank Frazetta on December 11th: 94.57% 
ALDELetters and Handwritten Autographs on December 16th: 56.23% 
SothebysRobert Frank: The Americans The Ruth and Jake Bloom Collection on December 17th: 89.61% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsChildren's and Illustrated Books on December 17th: 83.33% 
PBA GalleriesRare Americana with Manuscript Material on December 17th: 76.40% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsThe Bibliophile Sale: Books and Works on Paper on December 17th: 85.41% 
ALDEBinders, Original, Modern, Illustrated on December 14th: 67.15% 
Minerva Auctions RomaAn Important International Prints Collection on December 10th: 46.34% 
Dirk Soulis AuctionsFine Art, Traditional Antiques and Contemporary Western Art - Prints, Maps on December 12th: 100.00% 
Leslie Hindman AuctioneersFine Prints on December 15th: 63.82% 
Alaska AuctionDecember 11th Auction on December 11th: 98.11% 
Heritage AuctionsAnimation Art on December 15th: 99.33% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 12/10 on December 17th: 98.73% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents: Science, Medicine and Cookery on December 16th: 86.72% 
Cowans AuctionsThe Golden Age of Travel - Internet bidstart 12/3 on December 14th: 86.36% 
Bruun RasmussenPhotographs on December 15th: 66.95% 
Bruun RasmussenModern and Contemporary Prints on December 15th: 85.07% 
Bruun RasmussenOld Master Prints on December 14th: 66.67% 
Waverly AuctionsRare Books on December 3rd: 92.62% 
AderModern Prints - Henri M. Petiet Collection on December 10th: 67.38% 
AderLetters and Autograph Manuscripts - Regarding the Josephine Baker Collection on November 26th: 78.15% 
Pierre Berge and AssociesEdition on December 15th: 38.35% 
Profiles in HistoryMorris Everett, Jr. The Auction Part II - Day3 on December 9th: 84.15% 
Profiles in HistoryMorris Everett, Jr. The Auction Part II - Day2 on December 8th: 91.99% 
Profiles in HistoryMorris Everett, Jr. The Auction Part II - Day1 on December 7th: 92.05% 
Profiles in HistoryAnimation and Disneyana on December 10th: 47.95% 
Aspire AuctionsDecember Online Auction - Prints Internet bidstart 12/4 on December 12th: 100.00% 
Pierre Berge and AssociesLibrary of Pierre Berge on December 11th: 78.72% 
Hauswedell and NolteContemporary Art - Prints on December 12th: 59.26% 
Hauswedell and NolteModern Art - Part 2 - Prints on December 11th: 64.40% 
Hauswedell and NolteModern Art, Part 1- Prints on December 11th: 54.55% 
Cowans AuctionsWorks on Paper - Prints on December 11th: 63.33% 
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersSelected Quality Pictures - Prints on December 11th: 35.90% 
Morton Casa de SubastasAuction Year of Graphic Art and Paintings on December 10th: 41.03% 
Binoche et GiquelloScience Books on December 9th: 38.17% 
Grays AuctioneersJewelry, Fine Art and Antiques - Books and Prints on December 9th: 44.44% 
Goldberg Coins and CollectiblesCoins, Manuscripts and Space Memorabilia on December 6th: 74.17% 
Grogan and CompanyDecember Auction on December 6th: 90.91% 
Winter AssociatesDecember Sale - Prints, Books, Ephemera on December 7th: 85.29% 
Stockholms AuktionsverkRare Books, Maps and Manuscripts on December 15th: 76.23% 
RR AuctionFine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 11/20 on December 9th: 60.06% 
Swann GalleriesAfrican American Fine Art - Prints on December 15th: 80.00% 
ChristiesMaurice Burrus (1882-1959): The Library of a Man of Taste on December 15th: 86.90% 
SothebysBooks and Manuscripts on December 17th: 84.85% 
SothebysEnglish Literature, History, Children's Books & Illustrations on December 15th: 68.25% 
SothebysFine Books and Manuscripts, Including Americana on December 14th: 46.30% 
ChristiesMRS THATCHER - PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE RIGHT HONOURABLE THE BARONESS THATCHER OF KESTEVE on December 15th: 100.00% 
Carlsen GalleryDecember Antiques Auction - Prints on December 6th: 100.00% 
Bloomsbury Philobiblon1500 Sixteenth Century Books on December 2nd: 70.26% 
Robert Siegel GalleriesPostal History on December 10th: 78.47% 
Kedem AuctionRare and Important Items on December 2nd: 85.84% 
AuctionataEditions .. For You or Someone Special - Prints on December 11th: 31.97% 
AuctionataAmerican and European Fine Art - Prints on December 10th: 23.53% 
Auctionata100 Masterworks - Prints on December 7th: 6.25% 
Clars Auction GalleryPrints on December 13th: 73.49% 
Clars Auction GalleryPrints on December 12th: 89.22% 
Michaans AuctionsEstate Auction on December 12th: 90.00% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 12/6 on December 13th: 97.92% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 12/6 on December 13th: 99.52% 
Heritage AuctionsCivil War and Militaria on December 12th: 93.36% 

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys TYPED LETTER SIGNED, IN CHINESE CHARACTERS, ALSO SIGNED BY ZHU DE, TO CLEMENT ATTLEE on December 15th Actual price: USD $907,500.
  2. Sothebys AVES AD VIVUM DEPICTAE A PETRO HOLYSTEN CELEBERRIMO PICTURE. on December 14th Actual price: USD $850,000.
  3. Pierre Berge and Associes [L'Éducation sentimentale. Résumés et plans. on December 11th Actual price: USD $640,615.
  4. Pierre Berge and Associes Euvres de Louïze Labé Lionnoize. on December 11th Actual price: USD $586,289.
  5. Pierre Berge and Associes [Ruines gothiques]. on December 11th Actual price: USD $545,545.
  6. Pierre Berge and Associes Madame Bovary. Moeurs de province. on December 11th Actual price: USD $502,085.
  7. Pierre Berge and Associes L'Air de l'eau. on December 11th Actual price: USD $464,057.
  8. Sothebys POBLACHT NA H EIREANN. THE PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT OF THE IRISH REPUBLIC TO THE PEOPLE OF IRELAND. [DUBLIN: CHRISTOPHER BRADY, MICHAEL MOLLOY AND LIAM O'BRIEN, 23 APRIL, 1916] on December 15th Actual price: USD $457,500.
  9. Pierre Berge and Associes [Les Journées de Florbelle]. Dernières analises et dernière observation sur ce grand ouvrage. on December 11th Actual price: USD $436,894.
  10. Sothebys A HIGHLY IMPORTANT ARCHIVE OF A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, INCLUDING THE FIRST WORKING DRAFT OF THE STAGE PLAY, A DRAFT OF THE SCREENPLAY, CORRESPONDENCE, AND OTHER ANCILLARY MATERIAL. on December 14th Actual price: USD $406,000.
  11. Pierre Berge and Associes STAEL, Germaine Necker, baronne de.Considérations sur les principaux événemens de la Révolution françoise, ouvrage posthume, publié par M. le duc de Broglie et M. le baron de Staël. on December 11th Actual price: USD $382,568.
  12. Pierre Berge and Associes [Confessiones]. on December 11th Actual price: USD $355,405.
  13. Pierre Berge and Associes Les Poésies. on December 11th Actual price: USD $328,243.
  14. Pierre Berge and Associes Les Fleurs du Mal. on December 11th Actual price: USD $307,871.
  15. Sothebys ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES BY MEANS OF NATURAL SELECTION, OR THE PRESERVATION OF FAVOURED RACES IN THE STRUGGLE FOR LIFE. on December 14th Actual price: USD $298,000.
  16. Pierre Berge and Associes Tiers livre des faictz et dictz heroiques du noble Pantagruel, composez par M. on December 11th Actual price: USD $287,498.
  17. Hauswedell and Nolte KLEINE WELTEN. ZWÖLF BLATT ORIGINALGRAPHIK on December 11th Actual price: USD $281,220.
  18. Pierre Berge and Associes Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies. on December 11th Actual price: USD $273,917.
  19. Pierre Berge and Associes Opera [en grec]. on December 11th Actual price: USD $267,126.
  20. Pierre Berge and Associes [La Comedia, avec le commentaire de Cristoforo Landino]. on December 11th Actual price: USD $260,336.
  21. Pierre Berge and Associes La Prose du Transsibérien et de la Petite Jehanne de France. Couleurs simultanées deMme Delaunay-Terk. on December 11th Actual price: USD $253,545.
  22. Sothebys 'NEW ORLEANS' (TROLLEY) on December 17th Actual price: USD $237,500.
  23. Sothebys 'HOBOKEN' (PARADE) on December 17th Actual price: USD $237,500.
  24. Pierre Berge and Associes Fables choisies, mises en vers. on December 11th Actual price: USD $233,173.
  25. Pierre Berge and Associes El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha. on December 11th Actual price: USD $233,173.


For the week ahead 7 sales are scheduled: 


Tue. Dec. 22nd 
Sothebys. New York. Important Judaica. 79 lots 
Sothebys. New York. The Valmadonna Trust Library: Part I Magnificent Manuscripts and the Bomberg Talmud. 12 lots 
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Lee's Summit . Jesse Barnes Lithographs Online Auction - bidstart 12/12. 24 lots 

Wed. Dec. 23rd 
Soler Y Llach. Barcelona. PHILATELIC LIBRARY AND POSTAL HISTORY.

Thu. Dec. 24th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 12/17. 229 lots 

Sun. Dec. 27th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 12/20
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 12/20

And now, for a few weeks, the auction houses will slow down for a well-needed rest.  The number of sales upcoming is 7, each looking to benefit from the robust audience that expects appealing material every week, even in the weeks that have traditionally been quiet.  Truth be told, collectors, institutions and dealers buy every day.

 

Best wishes for the holidays,

 

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

 

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    <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>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>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