• <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: Modern Literature. March 23, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar. 23: </b> Childers (Erskine). The Riddle of the Sands, first edition, 1903. £200 – 300
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar. 23: </b> Kipling (Rudyard). Songs for Youth, first edition, signed by the author, [1924]. £150 – 200
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar. 23: </b> Lawrence (D.H.). The Paintings of D.H. Lawrence, 1929; and 6 others, Lawrence (7). £150 – 200
    <b>Forum Auctions: Modern Literature. March 23, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar. 23: </b> [Plath (Sylvia)] "Victoria Lucas". The Bell Jar, contemporary fiction edition, 1964. £150 – 200
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar. 23: </b> [Rolfe (Frederick William)] "Baron Corvo". Hadrian the Seventh, A Romance, first edition, first issue, 1904; and 4 others, Corvo (5).<br>£150 – 200
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar. 23: </b> Rowling (J.K.). The Tales of Beedle the Bard, first edition, signed presentation inscription from the author with holographic sticker, 2008.<br>£500 – 700
    <b>Forum Auctions: Modern Literature. March 23, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar. 23: </b> Vonnegut (Kurt). Cat's Cradle, first English edition, 1963. £200 – 300
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar. 23: </b> Ardizzone (Edward). Tim and Lucy Go To Sea, signed by Edward Ardizonne, 1975; and 4 others from the series, also signed (5). £300 – 400
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar. 23: </b> Potter (Beatrix). [The Derwentwater Sketchbook], one of 250 copies, 1984. £150 – 200
    <b>Forum Auctions: Modern Literature. March 23, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar. 23: </b> Rackham (Arthur, illus.), Wagner (Richard). The Rhinegold & The Valkyrie, first trade edition, 1910. £150 – 200
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar. 23: </b> Ashendene Press. Specimen Pages of Two Type-Faces Cut for the Ashendene Press, 1933. £150 – 200
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar. 23: </b> Nonesuch Press. Herodotus. The History..., one of 675 copies, small folio, Nonesuch Press, 1935. £150 – 200
  • <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>Sotheby’s Paris, 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>Sotheby’s Paris, 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>Sotheby’s Paris, 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>Sotheby’s Paris, 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>Sotheby’s Paris, 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.

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17 Auctions Archived, 30 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 12 March 17 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub database; 6 denominated in euros, 2 in British pounds, and 9 in US dollars.  Turnover was $8,400,040 as 5,930 lots were offered and 5,086 sold for an 86% success rate.  It was another good week in the rooms.

4 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Swann Galleries19th and 20th Century Prints and Drawings on March 8th: $2,530,828 
ChristiesLinley Hall, Shropshire Library on March 9th: $1,649,250 
PBA GalleriesRare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages: The Warren Heckrotte Collection, Part III - Filling in the on March 10th: $1,470,641 
BonhamsLibrary of the Late Hugh Selbourne, M.D. - Part 2 on March 8th: $1,182,186 

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

BonhamsLibrary of the Late Hugh Selbourne, M.D. - Part 2 on March 8th: 188.38% 
PBA GalleriesRare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages: The Warren Heckrotte Collection, Part III - Filling in the on March 10th: 170.99% 
FerratonBooks and Prints on February 26th: 149.36% 
ChristiesLinley Hall, Shropshire Library on March 9th: 147.86% 
Treadway Toomey Auctions20th Century Art and Design - Prints on March 5th: 111.68% 
ALDE19th Century Collection of Books on March 4th: 108.98% 
Marc van de Wiele AuctionsJudaica, Architecture, Avant-garde, Literature on March 5th: 100.61% 


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

Alaska AuctionBooks, Prints on March 5th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 2/28 on March 6th: 99.88% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 3/3 on March 10th: 98.29% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 2/28 on March 6th: 98.23% 
BonhamsLibrary of the Late Hugh Selbourne, M.D. - Part 2 on March 8th: 97.26% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 2/25 on March 3rd: 95.70% 
ChristiesLinley Hall, Shropshire Library on March 9th: 92.13% 
Treadway Toomey Auctions20th Century Art and Design - Prints on March 5th: 86.89% 
PBA GalleriesRare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages: The Warren Heckrotte Collection, Part III - Filling in the on March 10th: 86.63% 
FerratonBooks and Prints on February 26th: 83.33% 
ALDE19th Century Collection of Books on March 4th: 82.05% 


17 total sales reported this week: 

Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 3/3 on March 10th: 98.29% 
Treadway Toomey Auctions20th Century Art and Design - Prints on March 5th: 86.89% 
PBA GalleriesRare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages: The Warren Heckrotte Collection, Part III - Filling in the on March 10th: 86.63% 
Alaska AuctionBooks, Prints on March 5th: 100.00% 
FerratonBooks and Prints on February 26th: 83.33% 
Grays AuctioneersBooks and Prints on March 2nd: 37.93% 
ChristiesLinley Hall, Shropshire Library on March 9th: 92.13% 
Swann Galleries19th and 20th Century Prints and Drawings on March 8th: 71.69% 
BonhamsLibrary of the Late Hugh Selbourne, M.D. - Part 2 on March 8th: 97.26% 
Bruun RasmussenModern and Contemporary Prints on March 9th: 57.69% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on March 8th: 77.78% 
ALDE19th Century Collection of Books on March 4th: 82.05% 
ALDELibrary of Michel Weber on March 4th: 44.83% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 2/28 on March 6th: 99.88% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 2/28 on March 6th: 98.23% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 2/25 on March 3rd: 95.70% 
Marc van de Wiele AuctionsJudaica, Architecture, Avant-garde, Literature on March 5th: 75.26% 

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Christies Le chevalier délibéré, illuminated manuscript on vellum on March 9th Actual price: USD $719,230.
  2. Christies Mondus novus. on March 9th Actual price: USD $216,550.
  3. Bonhams 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, Exetent, and End of Civil Government, on March 8th Actual price: USD $156,910.
  4. Christies The Generall History of Virginia, New-England, and the Summer Isles: with the names of the Adventurers, Planters, and Governours from their first beginning An°. 1584 to this present 1626. on March 9th Actual price: USD $148,390.
  5. Swann Galleries La Danse on March 8th Actual price: USD $93,750.
  6. Swann Galleries Fly Fishing, Saranac Lake on March 8th Actual price: USD $87,500.
  7. Christies The Boke of Conforte agaynste all Tribulacions. on March 9th Actual price: USD $71,000.
  8. Bonhams The Zoology of the Voyage of H.M.S. Beagle, Under the Command of Captain Fitzroy, during the Years 1832 to 1836, parts 1- 4 (of 5, comprising: Fossil Mammalia; Mammalia; Birds; Fish) on March 8th Actual price: USD $71,000.
  9. Christies Noctes Atticae. on March 9th Actual price: USD $62,125.
  10. Swann Galleries Grande natura morta con la lampada a petrolio on March 8th Actual price: USD $54,600.
  11. Swann Galleries Shadow Dance on March 8th Actual price: USD $47,500.
  12. Swann Galleries Torse d'homme, vu de dos on March 8th Actual price: USD $45,000.
  13. Swann Galleries Buste au corsage à carreaux on March 8th Actual price: USD $42,500.
  14. Ferraton La Poupée. on February 26th Actual price: USD $40,875.
  15. Swann Galleries Bearded Man's Wife on March 8th Actual price: USD $37,500.
  16. Swann Galleries The Mythology on March 8th Actual price: USD $35,000.
  17. Swann Galleries Night Shadows on March 8th Actual price: USD $35,000.
  18. Christies Britannia, Volume the First: or, an Illustration of the Kingdom of England and Dominion of Wales. on March 9th Actual price: USD $30,175.
  19. Christies The first Booke of the Historie of the Discoverie and Conquest of the East Indias, enterprised by the Portingales ... now translated into English by N[icholas] L[ichfield]. on March 9th Actual price: USD $30,175.
  20. Swann Galleries Petit Intérieur Bleu on March 8th Actual price: USD $30,000.
  21. Swann Galleries Petit Buste de Femme (Portrait de Jacqueline en Robe Imprimée) on March 8th Actual price: USD $30,000.
  22. Swann Galleries The Pool-Player on March 8th Actual price: USD $30,000.
  23. Christies Les Ruines des plus beaux monuments de la Grèce. on March 9th Actual price: USD $28,400.
  24. Swann Galleries Lithographie Blau on March 8th Actual price: USD $27,500.
  25. Swann Galleries L'Espagnole à la Mantille on March 8th Actual price: USD $27,500.

 

For the week ahead 30 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Mar. 14th
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . March Sale - Prints and Books. 25 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Art of the 20th and 21st Century - Prints. 100 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. German Art of the 20th Century - with Friedrich Ludwig Collection. 83 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 62 lots

Tue. Mar. 15th
Christies. London - King Street. Prints and Multiples. 172 lots
Sothebys. London. Contemporary Curated - Prints. 30 lots

Wed. Mar. 16th
Bonhams. London. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 302 lots
Sothebys. London. Made in Britain. 104 lots
Robert Siegel Galleries. New York. The Steven Walske Collection of US-France Transatlantic Mail. 128 lots

Thu. Mar. 17th
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . Antiquarian Books. 40 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. 20th Century Books and Works on Paper. 277 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books. 235 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 3/10. 200 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. The Presidential Collection of Everett Fisher - Internet bidstart 3/10. 99 lots
25 Blythe Road. LONDON. British & Continental Pictures & Prints and Photographs Sale. 117 lots

Fri. Mar. 18th
Venator and Hanstein. Köln . Books, Prints and Drawings, Autographs. 776 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Autographs, Memorabilia and Vintage Posters. 203 lots
Robert Siegel Galleries. New York. United States Revenues incl. Hunting Permits. 47 lots

Sat. Mar. 19th
Addison and Sarova. Macon. Rare Books. 202 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints.
Venator and Hanstein. Köln . Modern and Contemporary Prints and Drawings; Modern Illustrated Books. 548 lots
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Books. 298 lots
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Cleveland. Fine Art - Prints.
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Autographs. 48 lots
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Photography. 114 lots
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Old Master Prints. 51 lots

Sun. Mar. 20th
Grogan and Company. Dedham. The March Auction - Books and Prints. 12 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 3/13.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 3/13.
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints. 62 lots

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The Arader Galleries Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Christies Le chevalier délibéré, illuminated manuscript on vellum on March 9th Actual price: USD $719,230.
  2. Christies Mondus novus. on March 9th Actual price: USD $216,550.
  3. Bonhams 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, Exetent, and End of Civil Government, on March 8th Actual price: USD $156,910.
  4. Christies The Generall History of Virginia, New-England, and the Summer Isles: with the names of the Adventurers, Planters, and Governours from their first beginning An°. 1584 to this present 1626. on March 9th Actual price: USD $148,390.
  5. Swann Galleries La Danse on March 8th Actual price: USD $93,750.
  6. Swann Galleries Fly Fishing, Saranac Lake on March 8th Actual price: USD $87,500.
  7. Christies The Boke of Conforte agaynste all Tribulacions. on March 9th Actual price: USD $71,000.
  8. Bonhams The Zoology of the Voyage of H.M.S. Beagle, Under the Command of Captain Fitzroy, during the Years 1832 to 1836, parts 1- 4 (of 5, comprising: Fossil Mammalia; Mammalia; Birds; Fish) on March 8th Actual price: USD $71,000.
  9. Christies Noctes Atticae. on March 9th Actual price: USD $62,125.
  10. Swann Galleries Grande natura morta con la lampada a petrolio on March 8th Actual price: USD $54,600.
  11. Swann Galleries Shadow Dance on March 8th Actual price: USD $47,500.
  12. Swann Galleries Torse d'homme, vu de dos on March 8th Actual price: USD $45,000.
  13. Swann Galleries Buste au corsage à carreaux on March 8th Actual price: USD $42,500.
  14. Ferraton La Poupée. on February 26th Actual price: USD $40,875.
  15. Swann Galleries Bearded Man's Wife on March 8th Actual price: USD $37,500.
  16. Swann Galleries The Mythology on March 8th Actual price: USD $35,000.
  17. Swann Galleries Night Shadows on March 8th Actual price: USD $35,000.
  18. Christies Britannia, Volume the First: or, an Illustration of the Kingdom of England and Dominion of Wales. on March 9th Actual price: USD $30,175.
  19. Christies The first Booke of the Historie of the Discoverie and Conquest of the East Indias, enterprised by the Portingales ... now translated into English by N[icholas] L[ichfield]. on March 9th Actual price: USD $30,175.
  20. Swann Galleries Petit Intérieur Bleu on March 8th Actual price: USD $30,000.
  21. Swann Galleries Petit Buste de Femme (Portrait de Jacqueline en Robe Imprimée) on March 8th Actual price: USD $30,000.
  22. Swann Galleries The Pool-Player on March 8th Actual price: USD $30,000.
  23. Christies Les Ruines des plus beaux monuments de la Grèce. on March 9th Actual price: USD $28,400.
  24. Swann Galleries Lithographie Blau on March 8th Actual price: USD $27,500.
  25. Swann Galleries L'Espagnole à la Mantille on March 8th Actual price: USD $27,500.



  • <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>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>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