• <b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers: Rare Books, Literature & Sporting Collectibles. May 30, 2017</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy May 30:</b> Joyce (James), An Original Manuscript Page of text from <i>Finnegan’s Wake</i>, the opening of the Anna Livia Plurabelle section. €7,500-10,000
    <b>Fonsie Mealy May 30:</b> Joyce (James), <i>Chamber Music,</i> 1907. First Edition of his First Book, First Issue. €1,500-2,000
    <b>Fonsie Mealy May 30:</b> Lady Gregory’s Copy Signed by W.B. Yeats, Cuala Press: Yeats (W.B.), <i>Poems Written in Discouragement</i>, 1913. Limited to 50 Copies Only. €2,500-4,000
    <b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers: Rare Books, Literature & Sporting Collectibles. May 30, 2017</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy May 30:</b> A Twentieth Century Masterpiece: O’Brien (Flann), <i>At Swim-Two-Birds</i>, 8vo, 1939. First Edn. €1,750-2,500
    <b>Fonsie Mealy May 30:</b> The Missing Log of the H.M.S. Liffey Manuscript Journal, 1867. €1,500-2,000
    <b>Fonsie Mealy May 30:</b> Exceptionally Rare First Publication: Gregory (Augusta Lady), <i>Over the River: An appeal for aid to a poor parish in South London</i>. 1887. €1,000-1,500
    <b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers: Rare Books, Literature & Sporting Collectibles. May 30, 2017</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy May 30:</b> Ex. Rare Irish Broadsheet: An Irish Perspective on the Execution of Louis XVI, 1793 Broadsheet with engraving of the event, headed: “Massacre of the French King.” €500-700
    <b>Fonsie Mealy May 30:</b> Original Manuscript Poem, Heaney (Seamus), <i>The Schoolbag</i>. In Memoriam John Hewitt. Signed and dated November 8 1991. €1,000-1,500
    <b>Fonsie Mealy May 30:</b> Sowerby (J.E.), <i>English Botany; or Coloured Figures of British Plants</i>. Ed. by J.T. Boswell Syme. 10 vols, with 1696 hand-coloured plates. €750-1,000
    <b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers: Rare Books, Literature & Sporting Collectibles. May 30, 2017</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy May 30:</b> Collection of Signed First Editions incl. Francis (Dick), <i>Nerve</i> (London 1964); <i>For Kicks</i> (London 1965); <i>Forfeit</i> (London 1968). €400-500
    <b>Fonsie Mealy May 30:</b> Le Carre (John), <i>The Spy who came in from the Cold</i>, 8vo, 1963, First Edn., with author’s signature tipped in on t.p. €350-500
    <b>Fonsie Mealy May 30:</b> Adams (Richard), <i>Watership Down</i>, 8vo, 1976, First Illustrated Edn., Signed on f.e.p. by Author & Artist, and also signed by Artist on hf. title. €200-300
  • <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>Bonhams: Fine Books and Manuscripts. June 7 New York<br>June 14 London. Accepting consignments</b>
    <b>Bonhams Jun 7:</b> Sangorski & Sutcliffe: Jewelled Binding. Byron, Lord [George Gordon]. An illuminated manuscript on vellum, being Byron's Ode to Napoleon. $40,000 - 60,000.
    <b>Sold at Bonhams:</b> Smith (Adam). <i>An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations</i>, 2 vol., first edition, W. Strahan, and T. Cadell, 1776. Sold for £68,750.
    <b>Sold at Bonhams:</b> Fleming (Ian). <i>Casino Royale</i>, first edition, first impression, Jonathan Cape, [1953]. Sold for £20,000
    <b>Bonhams: Fine Books and Manuscripts. June 7 New York<br>June 14 London. Accepting consignments</b>
    <b>Sold at Bonhams:</b> Orwell (George). <i>Keep the Aspidistra Flying</i>, first edition, author's presentation copy, inscribed <i>"To, F.G. Westrope, with very best wishes, from, 'George Orwell'"</i><br>1936. Sold for £22,500
    <b>Sold at Bonhams:</b> Prout (Victor Albert). The Thames from London to Oxford in Forty Photographs. First [-Second] Series in 1 vol., first edition, Virtue and Company, [1862]. Sold for £16,250
    <b>Sold at Bonhams:</b> Fleming (Alexander). Papers and memorabilia of Sir Alexander Fleming kept by his niece Mary Elizabeth (Anne) Johnston, including a penicillin mould, notebook, photographs and other papers. Sold for £12,500
  • <b>Skinner Fine Books & Manuscripts: Books & Manuscripts Online Auction. May 23 - June 2, 2017</b>
    <b>Skinner Auction May 23 - Jun 2:</b> Andrew Wyeth, an archive of 43 unpublished letters. $80,000-120,000 [lot 1106]
    <b>Skinner Auction May 23 - Jun 2:</b> Abraham Lincoln, signed document granting pensions to surviving Revolutionary War Veterans, 1865. $60,000-80,000 [lot 1058]
    <b>Skinner Auction May 23 - Jun 2:</b> Forlani Map of North America, 1566. $40,000-60,000 [lot 1555]
    <b>Skinner Fine Books & Manuscripts: Books & Manuscripts Online Auction. May 23 - June 2, 2017</b>
    <b>Skinner Auction May 23 - Jun 2:</b> <i>Journal des Dames et des Modes</i>, 1912-1914. $4,000-6,000 [lot 1294]
    <b>Skinner Auction May 23 - Jun 2:</b> Book of Hours, Use of Rouen, late 14th Century. $30,000-40,000 [lot 1162]
    <b>Skinner Auction May 23 - Jun 2:</b> Schedel, World Map, 1493. $5,000-7,000 [lot 1589]
    <b>Skinner Fine Books & Manuscripts: Books & Manuscripts Online Auction. May 23 - June 2, 2017</b>
    <b>Skinner Auction May 23 - Jun 2:</b> Sir Isaac Newton’s copy of <i>Le Grand’s Institutio Philosophiae</i>, 1675. $5,000-7,000 [lot 1308]
    <b>Skinner Auction May 23 - Jun 2:</b> Muhammad Mu'min Husaini’s Tuhfat al-Mu'minin, 17th century Persian medical manuscript on paper. $4,000-6,000 [lot 1118]
    <b>Skinner Auction May 23 - Jun 2:</b> Persian Calligraphy, an album. $4,000-6,000 [lot 1119]
    <b>Skinner Fine Books & Manuscripts: Books & Manuscripts Online Auction. May 23 - June 2, 2017</b>
    <b>Skinner Auction May 23 - Jun 2:</b> Edgar Allan Poe, <i>Tales</i>, New York: Wiley & Putnam, 1845. $3,00-5,000 [lot 1361]
    <b>Skinner Auction May 23 - Jun 2:</b> English New Testament, Douay-Rheims, 1582, first edition. $10,000-15,000 [lot 1154]

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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>Bubb Kuyper Auctions: Sale of Books, Prints and Manuscripts.<br>May 30 – June 2, 2017</b>
    <b>Bubb Kuyper Auctions May 30:</b> Hobson, R.L. <i>A catalogue of Chinese pottery and porcelain in the collection of Sir Percival David</i> (London, 1934). Est. € 8.000-10.000
    <b>Bubb Kuyper Auctions May 30:</b> Chagall, M. <i>Drawings for the bible</i>. (Paris, 1960). Est. € 1.500-2.500
    <b>Bubb Kuyper Auctions May 30:</b> Zwart, P. [N.K.F.]. <i>Delft kabels</i> (Delft, 1933). Est. € 20.000-30.000
    <b>Bubb Kuyper Auctions: Sale of Books, Prints and Manuscripts.<br>May 30 – June 2, 2017</b>
    <b>Bubb Kuyper Auctions May 30:</b> Zwart, P. [N.K.F.]. <i>Normalieënboekje</i> (Delft, 1924-1926). Est. € 30.000-50.000
    <b>Bubb Kuyper Auctions May 30:</b> [Russian children's books]. Mayakovsky, V. Kem byt'? (What to be?) (Moscow, 1932). Est. € 500-700
    <b>Bubb Kuyper Auctions May 30:</b> [Léger, F.]. Cendrars, B. <i>La Fin du Monde filmée par l'Ange</i> N.-D (Paris, 1919). Est. € 2.000-3.000
    <b>Bubb Kuyper Auctions: Sale of Books, Prints and Manuscripts.<br>May 30 – June 2, 2017</b>
    <b>Bubb Kuyper Auctions May 31:</b><br>La Roche, E. <i>Indische Baukunst</i> (Munich, 1921-1922). Est. € 3.000-5.000
    <b>Bubb Kuyper Auctions May 31:</b> Blume, C.L. <i>Flora Javae nec non insularum adjacentium./ Flora Javae nec non insularum adjacentium </i> (Brussels, 1828). Est. € 7.000-9.000
    <b>Bubb Kuyper Auctions May 31:</b> <i>Description de l'Égypte (…) pendant l'expédition de l'armée francaise</i> (Paris, 1820-1829). Est. € 30.000-50.000
    <b>Bubb Kuyper Auctions: Sale of Books, Prints and Manuscripts.<br>May 30 – June 2, 2017</b>
    <b>Bubb Kuyper Auctions May 31:</b><br>La Fontaine, J. de. <i>Fables choisies, mises en vers </i> (Paris, 1756).<br>Est. € 1.500-2.500
    <b>Bubb Kuyper Auctions May 31:</b> [VOC and WIC]. Pelsaert, F. <i>Ongeluckige Voyagie, Van 't Schip Batavia, Nae de Oost-Indien</i> (Amsterdam, 1647).<br>Est. € 40.000-60.000
    <b>Bubb Kuyper Auctions June 2:</b> Goya y Lucientes, F.J. de. <i>La Taureaumachie </i> (Paris, 1876), 40 etchings and aquatints. Est. € 8.000-10.000
  • <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>Forum Auctions: Important Books & Manuscripts. May 24, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions May 24:</b> Columnis (Guido de). <i>Historia destructionis Troiae</i>, first edition, 1477-79.<br>Est. £30,000 - 40,000
    <b>Forum Auctions May 24:</b> Modus versificando. Extraordinary sammelband of 21 works collected by a German humanist, 1492-1519. Est. £40,000 - 60,000
    <b>Forum Auctions May 24:</b> Mary I & King Philip II. Letter signed to Lord Paget signed "Mary the Quene" and "Philipp R" and endorsed "By the King and the Quene", 1p., Westminster, 29th January 1555.<br>Est. £18,000 - 20,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Important Books & Manuscripts. May 24, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions May 24:</b> Pontanus (Ludovicus). <i>Singularia</i>, Lyon, 1517. Est. £4,000 - 6,000
    <b>Forum Auctions May 24:</b> Greene (Graham). <i>The Confidential Agent</i>, first edition, 1939. Est. £1,500 - 2,000
    <b>Forum Auctions May 24:</b> Dodgson (Rev. C.L.). <i>The Hunting of the the Snark</i>, presentation copy inscribed by the author, 1876. Est. £2,500 - 3,500
    <b>Forum Auctions: Important Books & Manuscripts. May 24, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions May 24:</b> Bacon (Sir Francis). <i>The Tvvoo Bookes of Francis Bacon</i>, first edition, 1605. Est. £1,000 - 1,500
    <b>Forum Auctions May 24:</b> Metcalf (John Henry). <i>Armorial Sketches</i>, manuscript 1850. Est. £2,000 - 3,000
    <b>Forum Auctions May 24:</b> Firdausi (Abu'l-Qasim). <i>Shahnama [The Book of Kings]</i>, with 20 minaitures, probably Kashmir, [late 18th/early 19th century]. Est. £2,000 - 3,000
  • <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s: La bibliothèque de Pierre Bergé - Music and Poetry. 28 June 2017
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés, in association with Sotheby’s, June 28:</b> Jean de Lassus. Songs and madrigals. Album of three collections of secular music for tenor. Est: 15,000-20,000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés, in assoc. with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Richard Wagner. <i>Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg</i> [Booklet annotated by Wagner]. Original edition, corrected and annotated by Wagner.<br>Est: 60,000-80,000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés, in assoc. with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Claude Debussy. <i>La Damoiselle élue</i>. Lyric poem, after Rossetti. Limited ed of 160 copies: #98 of 125 on white vellum. Cover w/famous lithograph by Maurice Denis. Est: 6,000-8,000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s: La bibliothèque de Pierre Bergé - Music and Poetry. 28 June 2017
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés, in assoc. with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Stéphane Mallarmé. <i>A Throw of the Dice Will Never Abolish Chance</i>. Corrected proofs. With autograph documents and lithographs by Redon.<br>Est: 10,000-15,000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés, in assoc. with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Henri Sauguet. <i>Les Forains</i>. Ballet. Reduction for piano. Paris, Rouart, Lerolle & Cie, 1946. Binding of the time. Original edition.<br>Est: 20,000-30,000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés, in assoc. with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Athanasius Kircher. <i>Musurgia Universalis sive Ars Magna Consoni et Dissoni in X. Libros digesta</i>. Rare original edition of the first musical encyclopedia.<br>Est: 30,000-40,000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s: La bibliothèque de Pierre Bergé - Music and Poetry. 28 June 2017
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés, in assoc. with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> François Villon & Clément Marot. <i>Les Œuvres de Françoys Villon de Paris</i>, reviewed and delivered in their entirety by Clement Marot, valet de chambre of the Roy. Est: 15,000-20,000
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés, in assoc. with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Rainer Maria Rilke. <i>Larenopfer</i> (Offering to the Lares gods). Original edition. The second collection of Rainer Maria Rilke, containing ninety poems.<br>Est: 6,000-8,000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés, in assoc. with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Frédéric Chopin. <i>Scherzo for piano</i>, Paris, 1837. Exceptional score with authograph to his virtuoso student Jeanne Porte. Est: 15,000-20,000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s: La bibliothèque de Pierre Bergé - Music and Poetry. 28 June 2017
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés, in assoc. with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Paul Éluard. <i>Capitale de la douleur.</i> One the most beautiful poetic collections from the 1st surrealist wave, bearing an autograph by the author to Coco Chanel. Est: 15,000-20,000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés, in assoc. with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Pierre de Ronsard. <i>Les Amours... </i> newly augmented by the author, and commented by Marc Antoine de Muret. Plus a few Odes from the author, not yet printed.<br>Est: 40,000-60,000 €
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7: Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7:</b><br>Shaw & Nodder, <i>The Naturalist's Miscellany</i>, complete, London, 1789-1813. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7:</b> Samuel Baker, <i>A New and Exact Map of the Island of St. Christopher</i>, London, 1753. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7:</b> Henry Briggs, <i>The North Part of America</i>, London, 1625. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7: Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7:</b><br>John James Audubon, <i>Herring Gull</i>, CCXCI, hand-colored plate, London, 1836. $7,000 to $10,000. 
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7:</b> Montanus & Ogilby, <i>America: Being the Latest, and Most Accurate Description of the New World</i>, London, 1671. $10,000 to $15,000. 
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7:</b> Robert Cruikshank, portfolio of 25 watercolors, London, 1830s. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7: Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7:</b> Group of 55 French watercolors depicting the life and deeds of Napoleon, 1800s. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7:</b> Aaron & Samuel Arrowsmith, <i>Chart of the Sandwich Islands</i>, London, 1830. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7:</b> Herman Moll, <i>A New and Exact Map of the Dominions of the King of Great Britain</i>, London, 1735. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7: Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7:</b> Jacques-Nicolas Bellin,<i> L'Hydrographie Françoise</i>, Paris, circa 1770. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7:</b> Joseph Frederick Wallet Des Barres, <i>Charlestown the Capital of South Carolina</i>, London, 1780. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7:</b> Arnold Colom, <i>Pascaarte van Nieu Nederlandt</i>, Amsterdam, circa 1658. $7,000 to $10,000.