• <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>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>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

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Forty-four Auctions Archived, 21 Sales Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday 30 April 2016 44 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub database; 1 in Australian dollars, 16 in euros, 7 in British pounds, and 20 in US dollars.  Turnover was $39,365,392 as 11,808 lots were offered and 8,851 sold for a 75% success rate.  It was another strong week.

9 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Christies. Prints and Multiples on April 26th: $11,455,500
Sothebys. Library of R & B.L. Dada-Surrealism on April 27th: $6,584,414
Sothebys. Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History on April 28th: $3,959,156
Sothebys. Arts of the Islamic World on April 20th: $3,006,792
Swann Galleries. Old Master Through Modern Prints on April 28th: $2,773,046
Christies. Books and Manuscripts on April 22nd: $1,932,880
RR Auction. Space and Aviation - Internet bidstart 4/14 on April 21st: $1,719,924
Heritage Auctions. Illustration Art on April 26th: $1,696,769
Doyle New York. Prints and Multiples on April 25th: $1,173,501

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

ALDE. An Amateur Collection - Part 1 on April 22nd: 163.21%
Sothebys. Arts of the Islamic World on April 20th: 136.21%
Galerie Bassenge. Exile Collection Rudiger Harms on April 23rd: 130.79%
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Two Day Fine Art Sale - Prints on April 20th: 125.02%
Sothebys. Library of R & B.L. Dada-Surrealism on April 27th: 123.22%
Sothebys. Alchemy: Objects of Desire on April 21st: 117.95%
Sothebys. Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History on April 28th: 115.55%
Ferraton. Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs on April 16th: 110.36%
ALDE. An Amateur Collection - Part 2 on April 23rd: 102.85%
Galerie Bassenge. Literature (17th - 19th Century) on April 22nd: 100.33%

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

Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 4/17 on April 24th: 100.00%
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Antique, Decorative & Fine Arts - Books, Manuscripts on April 26th: 100.00%
National Book Auctions. Books, Art and Ephemera - T.R., Exploration, NYC, Maps, etc. on April 17th: 100.00%
National Book Auctions. Books on April 3rd: 100.00%
Alaska Auction. Books, Prints on April 22nd: 98.28%
Heritage Auctions. Illustration Art on April 26th: 97.99%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 4/17 on April 24th: 97.96%
Addison and Sarova. Rare Books on March 19th: 95.05%
Sothebys. Collections - Prints, Books on April 28th: 92.86%
ALDE. An Amateur Collection - Part 1 on April 22nd: 90.69%
Alaska Auction. Books, Prints on April 23rd: 89.80%
Sothebys. Library of R & B.L. Dada-Surrealism on April 27th: 88.71%
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Two Day Fine Art Sale - Prints on April 20th: 87.50%
Doyle New York. Prints and Multiples on April 25th: 86.30%
Christies. Prints and Multiples on April 26th: 85.87%
Sothebys. Alchemy: Objects of Desire on April 21st: 83.08%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on April 26th: 82.14%
Ferraton. Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs on April 16th: 82.02%

44 total sales reported this week:

Auctionata. Editions and Photography on April 29th: 46.61%
De Baecque and Associes. Antiquarian and Modern Books on April 27th: 43.71%
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 4/14 on April 21st: 43.10%
Auctionata. Rare and Exceptional Books on April 28th: 7.27%
Auctionata. Art of the 17th - 19th Century on April 27th: 19.77%
Auctionata. Spring Photography on April 26th: 15.63%
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Two Day Fine Art Sale - Prints on April 20th: 87.50%
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Antique, Decorative & Fine Arts - Books, Manuscripts on April 26th: 100.00%
Mid Hudson Auction Galleries. Antiques and Fine Art - Books and Prints on April 23rd: 67.57%
Peter Arnold. Rare Books, Australiana on April 19th: 70.36%
Swann Galleries. Old Master Through Modern Prints on April 28th: 71.20%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Bibliophile on April 28th: 68.06%
Bloomsbury Auctions. The Transport Sale on April 27th: 35.71%
ALDE. An Amateur Collection - Part 2 on April 23rd: 77.59%
ALDE. An Amateur Collection - Part 1 on April 22nd: 90.69%
Sothebys. Collections - Prints, Books on April 28th: 92.86%
Sothebys. Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History on April 28th: 70.31%
Sothebys. Library of R & B.L. Dada-Surrealism on April 27th: 88.71%
Christies. Prints and Multiples on April 26th: 85.87%
Bonhams. Photographs on April 26th: 57.41%
RR Auction. Space and Aviation - Internet bidstart 4/14 on April 21st: 74.11%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on April 26th: 82.14%
Doyle New York. Prints and Multiples on April 25th: 86.30%
Heritage Auctions. Illustration Art on April 26th: 97.99%
Galerie Bassenge. Modern Literature A-Z on April 23rd: 62.18%
Galerie Bassenge. Exile Collection Rudiger Harms on April 23rd: 79.62%
Galerie Bassenge. Autographs on April 22nd: 76.58%
Galerie Bassenge. Literature (17th - 19th Century) on April 22nd: 54.81%
Galerie Bassenge. Manuscripts, Incunable, Theology on April 21st: 58.29%
Galerie Bassenge. Miscellanea on April 21st: 53.13%
Galerie Bassenge. Geography on April 21st: 57.14%
Addison and Sarova. Rare Books on March 19th: 95.05%
Archives International Auctions. Spring Auction on April 13th: 40.27%
One Of Kind Collectibles. Rare Autographs, Manuscripts and Photography - Online Bidstart now on April 7th: 77.06%
Alaska Auction. Books, Prints on April 23rd: 89.80%
Alaska Auction. Books, Prints on April 22nd: 98.28%
Christies. Books and Manuscripts on April 22nd: 49.09%
Ferraton. Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs on April 16th: 82.02%
National Book Auctions. Books, Art and Ephemera - T.R., Exploration, NYC, Maps, etc. on April 17th: 100.00%
National Book Auctions. Books on April 3rd: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 4/17 on April 24th: 97.96%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 4/17 on April 24th: 100.00%
Sothebys. Alchemy: Objects of Desire on April 21st: 83.08%
Sothebys. Arts of the Islamic World on April 20th: 72.73%

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Christies Flags I on April 26th Actual price: USD $1,685,000.
  2. Sothebys A MAGNIFICENT COLLECTION OF EARLY PANORAMAS, PHOTOBOOKS AND INDIVIDUAL PRINTS, TOTALLING OVER 1700 IMAGES; HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE: on April 28th Actual price: USD $1,408,900.
  3. Christies Myths on April 26th Actual price: USD $581,000.
  4. Sothebys GROOTEN ATLAS, OFT WERELT-BESCHRYVING IN WELCKE 'T AERDRYCK DE ZEE, EN HEMEL. on April 28th Actual price: USD $567,940.
  5. Sothebys A rare and finely decorated Qur’an leaf in eastern Kufic script on April 20th Actual price: USD $542,880.
  6. Sothebys Rasa’il Ikhwan al-Safa ('Epistles of the Brethren of Purity') Book I on the mathematical sciences on April 20th Actual price: USD $525,600.
  7. Christies Nude with Blue Hair relief print in colors, 1994 on April 26th Actual price: USD $425,000.
  8. Christies Médaille de son prix Nobel de littérature, 1947. on April 22nd Actual price: USD $408,495.
  9. Christies Buste de femme d'après Cranach le Jeune on April 26th Actual price: USD $389,000.
  10. Sothebys Zakhirah-yi Khwarazmshahi ('Treasury dedicated to the king of Khwarazmshahi') an encyclopaedia of medical science, books I (part II), II and III on April 20th Actual price: USD $335,520.
  11. Sothebys CHAMPS DÉLICIEUX. ALBUM DE PHOTOGRAPHIES. on April 27th Actual price: USD $277,020.
  12. Christies Moonwalk on April 26th Actual price: USD $269,000.
  13. Christies Details of Renaissance Paintings (Sandro Botticelli, Birth of Venus) on April 26th Actual price: USD $269,000.
  14. Sothebys Shaykh San'an and the Christian maiden on April 20th Actual price: USD $249,120.
  15. Christies Égypte, Nubie, Palestine et Syrie : dessins photographiques recueillis pendant les années 1849, 1850 et 1851, accompagnés d’un texte explicatif et précédés d’une introduction par Maxime Du Camp, chargé d’une mission archéologique en Orient par le ministèr on April 22nd Actual price: USD $232,215.
  16. Christies Andy Mouse: one plate on April 26th Actual price: USD $209,000.
  17. Christies 11 Pop Artists, Volume III the complete portfolio of eleven on April 26th Actual price: USD $185,000.
  18. Christies Le Cirque, Tériade Editeur, Paris, 1967 on April 26th Actual price: USD $185,000.
  19. Sothebys EGYPT, SINAI, AND JERUSALEM: A SERIES OF TWENTY PHOTOGRAPHIC VIEWS... WITH DESCRIPTIONS BY MRS POOLE AND REGINALD STUART POOLE. on April 28th Actual price: USD $182,500.
  20. Sothebys HORTUS ROMANUS. on April 28th Actual price: USD $173,375.
  21. Sothebys LE SURRÉALISME EN 1947. on April 27th Actual price: USD $167,580.
  22. Sothebys LA BARRE D’APPUI. on April 27th Actual price: USD $153,900.
  23. Sothebys LES JEUX DE LA POUPÉE. on April 27th Actual price: USD $153,900.
  24. Sothebys LES JEUX DE LA POUPÉE. on April 27th Actual price: USD $153,900.
  25. Christies Andy Mouse on April 26th Actual price: USD $149,000.

 

For the week ahead 21 sales are scheduled: 

Mon. May. 2nd 
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 85 lots 

Tue. May. 3rd 
Tajan. Paris. Books. 255 lots 
Morton Casa de Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Books and Old Documents. 353 lots 

Wed. May. 4th 
Lyon and Turnbull. Edinburgh. Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs. 179 lots 
Old World Auctions. Glen Allen. Maps, Atlases - Internet bidstart 4/20. 800 lots 
Ader. PARIS. Judaica. 149 lots 
Auctionata. Berlin. Super Sale - Collectibles and Advertising Posters. 109 lots 
Auctionata. Berlin. Super Sale: Prints and Photography. 225 lots 

Thu. May. 5th 
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 587 lots 
Swann Galleries. New York. Autographs. 294 lots 
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Natural History and Color Plate Books. 276 lots 
Robert Siegel Galleries. New York. U.S. and Confederate States Postal History. 599 lots 

Fri. May. 6th 
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Spring Estates Auction - Books and Prints - Day 1. 11 lots 
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. Modern and Contemporary Works of Art - Prints. 33 lots 

Sat. May. 7th 
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . May Estate Auction. 32 lots 
Knotty Pine Auction Service. West Swanzey. Antique and Estate Book Sale. 299 lots 
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Spring Estates Auction - Books and Prints - Day 2. 18 lots 
Rago Arts and Auctions. Lambertville. Art Sale - Prints. 419 lots 

Sun. May. 8th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 5/1
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 5/1
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Spring Estates Auction - Books and Prints - Day 3. 42 lots 

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

 

  • <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>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>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>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>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