• <b>Sotheby’s London: Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts and Continental and Russian Books. May 23, 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s London, May 23:</b> Psalter, in Latin with Middle English Supplements [southern Netherlands (Ghent?), c.1250, and England, 15th century]. £40,000 - 60,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London, May 23:</b> Book of Hours, Use of Rome, in Latin and French [France (Langres or Troyes), c.1480]. £40,000 - 60,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London, May 23:</b> Prayerbook, in Dutch [south-eastern Netherlands (perhaps Saint-Trond), c.1570-80]. £150,000 - 250,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London: Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts and Continental and Russian Books. May 23, 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s London, May 23:</b> <i>Das New Testament</i> [Translated by Martin Luther]. (Augsburg: Heinrich Steiner, And Peter Aprellen, Parchmenter, 16 February) 1535. £50,000 - 70,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London, May 23:</b> <i>Les Presents Heures Sont A Lusaige De Romme Tout Au Long Sans Riens Requerir.</i> (Paris: Gilles Hardouin For German Hardouin), [Almanac 1520-1525]. £50,000 - 70,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London, May 23:</b> Kepler, Johannes. <i>Prodromus Dissertationum Cosmographicarum, Continens Mysterium Cosmographicum, De Admirabili Proportione Orbium Coelestium...</i> Tübingen: Georg Gruppenbach, 1596. £100,000 - 150,000
  • <b>Bubb Kuyper Auctions: Sale of Books, Prints and Manuscripts.<br>May 30 – June 2, 2017</b>
    <b>Bubb Kuyper Auctions May 30:</b> 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>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>Seth Kaller:</b> “America the Beautiful”
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> George Washington, Tongue-in-Cheek, Writes James McHenry About His Wife or Mistress—But Funding the Continental Army is the Real Topic
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Young’s Map of the United States
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> President Lincoln & His Most Profitable Client, the Illinois Central Railroad
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Lincoln Thanks Former Pro-Slavery and Newly Republican Congressman for a Fiery Anti-Slavery Speech at a Philadelphia Campaign Rally
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> “A Visit From St. Nicholas” - great association copy inscribed by Clement C. Moore
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Einstein Agrees to Allow “a Short Book on the Hydrogen Bomb” to Use His Statement Made on Eleanor Roosevelt’s TV Show
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> The Building Blocks of Albert Einstein’s Creative Mind
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> A Unique Manuscript Map of Block Island Sound Including Fisher’s and Gardiner’s Islands, the Hamptons, and Montauk Point
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> J.R.R. Tolkien Writes his Proofreader with a Lengthy Discussion of the Lord of the Rings, Including Criticism of Radio Broadcasts of his Work
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Six Benjamin Franklin Signed Receipts – Including his Earliest Obtainable Autograph — Acknowledging a Donation to the Famous Library Company He Founded, and Five Payments for His Pennsylvania Gazette
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Sherman Dishes on Lincoln & Thomas, Meade, Sheridan, Halleck & Grant

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Twenty-four Auctions Archived, 27 Upcoming

For the week ended 7 May 2016 24 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub database; 9 denominated in euros, 2 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 12 in US dollars.  Turnover was $6,487,289 as 7,504 lots were offered and 5,687 sold for a 76% success rate.

For the week ahead 27 auctions are scheduled and searchable on RBH.

2 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Artcurial. Universe of the Creator of Tin Tin on April 30th: $1,632,034
Artcurial. Comic Strips on April 30th: $1,368,003

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

OSENAT. Works of Art - Prints on May 1st: 809.50%
Kedem Auction. Passover Haggadot - Online Auction on April 6th: 313.08%
Swann Galleries. Autographs on May 5th: 103.42%
Artcurial. Universe of the Creator of Tin Tin on April 30th: 101.15%


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

National Book Auctions. Books, Art and Ephemera - Archaeologia, Ephemera, Photos on May 1st: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 4/24 on May 1st: 99.74%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Montana "Big Sky" Auction on April 2nd: 99.48%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 4/24 on May 1st: 97.66%
Kedem Auction. Passover Haggadot - Online Auction on April 6th: 96.41%
Cowans Auctions. Modern and Contemporary Works of Art - Prints on May 6th: 90.91%
Swann Galleries. Autographs on May 5th: 88.10%
Eldreds. Spring Asian Art - Prints on April 30th: 82.61%
Lyon and Turnbull. Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs on May 4th: 81.01%
OSENAT. Works of Art - Prints on May 1st: 80.00%


24 total sales reported this week:

Kedem Auction. Passover Haggadot - Online Auction on April 6th: 96.41%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Montana "Big Sky" Auction on April 2nd: 99.48%
RJM Autographs and Antiques. Distinguished Historical Letters and Documents on April 29th: 11.92%
National Book Auctions. Books, Art and Ephemera - Archaeologia, Ephemera, Photos on May 1st: 100.00%
OSENAT. Works of Art - Prints on May 1st: 80.00%
Cowans Auctions. Modern and Contemporary Works of Art - Prints on May 6th: 90.91%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Fine Books and Manuscripts on May 5th: 78.02%
PBA Galleries. Rare Natural History and Color Plate Books on May 5th: 64.86%
Swann Galleries. Autographs on May 5th: 88.10%
Lyon and Turnbull. Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs on May 4th: 81.01%
Auctionata. Super Sale - Collectibles and Advertising Posters on May 4th: 26.61%
Auctionata. Super Sale: Prints and Photography on May 4th: 19.56%
Tajan. Books on May 3rd: 45.88%
Morton Casa de Subastas. Books and Old Documents on May 3rd: 41.93%
Artcurial. Universe of the Creator of Tin Tin on April 30th: 75.63%
Artcurial. Comic Strips on April 30th: 72.87%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on May 3rd: 77.65%
Freemans. Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs on May 1st: 55.88%
Romantic Agony Book and Print Auctions. Antiquarian Books - Day 2 on April 30th: 68.18%
Romantic Agony Book and Print Auctions. Antiquarian Books - Day 1 on April 29th: 69.11%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Books and Ephemera on April 29th: 68.70%
Eldreds. Spring Asian Art - Prints on April 30th: 82.61%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 4/24 on May 1st: 99.74%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 4/24 on May 1st: 97.66%

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Artcurial HERGÉ (Georges Remi dit) 1907-1983 LE SCEPTRE D'OTTOKAR on April 30th Actual price: USD $1,203,268.
  2. Artcurial HERGÉ (Georges Remi dit) 1907-1983 QUICK ET FLUPKE GAMINS DE BRUXELLES - TOME 4 on April 30th Actual price: USD $110,055.
  3. Romantic Agony Book and Print Auctions Theatre de l'Univers, contenant les cartes de tout le monde. on April 30th Actual price: USD $92,625.
  4. Artcurial LA JEUNESSE DE BLUEBERRY - TOME 2 UN YANKEE NOMMÉ BLUEBERRY on April 30th Actual price: USD $77,772.
  5. Swann Galleries FRANK, ANNE. Aus Grimms Märchen on May 5th Actual price: USD $62,500.
  6. Artcurial NIKOPOL - TOME 1 LA FOIRE AUX IMMORTELS on April 30th Actual price: USD $58,696.
  7. Artcurial LES AVENTURES DU LIEUTENANT BLUEBERRY - TOME 18 NEZ CASSÉ on April 30th Actual price: USD $52,826.
  8. Artcurial BLEU SANG on April 30th Actual price: USD $48,424.
  9. Artcurial ....ET IN HELVETIA CORTO on April 30th Actual price: USD $44,022.
  10. Artcurial THE LONG TOMORROW on April 30th Actual price: USD $44,022.
  11. Tajan La Nef des folz du monde on May 3rd Actual price: USD $42,146.
  12. Freemans SHIPBOARD GIRL on May 1st Actual price: USD $40,625.
  13. OSENAT Histoire véritable et naturelle des mœurs & productions du pays de la Nouvelle France, vulgairement dite le Canada. on May 1st Actual price: USD $38,813.
  14. Artcurial LES CHEFS D'OEUVRES DU RIRE on April 30th Actual price: USD $36,685.
  15. Romantic Agony Book and Print Auctions Théâtre des cités du monde. on April 30th Actual price: USD $31,350.
  16. Artcurial LE CHAT AU THEATRE on April 30th Actual price: USD $29,348.
  17. Artcurial SOUS LA MANCHE on April 30th Actual price: USD $27,881.
  18. Artcurial ARZACH L'ARPENTEUR on April 30th Actual price: USD $27,881.
  19. Artcurial NESTOR BURMA BROUILLARD AU PONT DE TOLBIAC on April 30th Actual price: USD $27,147.
  20. Artcurial I SAW TWO KRAZY KAT on April 30th Actual price: USD $27,147.
  21. Artcurial XIII - TOME 14 SECRET DÉFENSE on April 30th Actual price: USD $26,413.
  22. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers The Life of Abraham Lincoln. on May 5th Actual price: USD $26,250.
  23. Freemans BRUSHSTROKE CONTEST on May 1st Actual price: USD $25,000.
  24. Artcurial LARGO WINCH - TOME 5 on April 30th Actual price: USD $24,946.
  25. Artcurial OBELIX AND CO. on April 30th Actual price: USD $22,011.

 

For the week ahead 27 sales are scheduled:

Mon. May. 9th
Auctionata. Berlin. World of Colors: German and Austrian Art. 143 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Black and White: German and Austrian Art. 140 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 54 lots
Rossini. Paris. Prints. 121 lots

Tue. May. 10th
Burgersdijk and Niermans. Leiden. Rare Books. 1193 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Modernist Posters. 294 lots
Minerva Auctions Roma. Roma. Photography. 198 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Art of the 21st Century - Prints. 127 lots
25 Blythe Road. LONDON. Charles Miller Ltd. - Maritime Collectibles. 45 lots

Wed. May. 11th
ALDE. Paris. Modern and Illustrated Books, Original Bindings. 307 lots
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Antiquarian and Modern Books - Travel. 409 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Documents. 581 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. The Contents of Flinchcocks Musical Museum. 42 lots
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . Fine Art - Prints. 28 lots
Zisska and Lacher. Munich. Rare Books and Prints. 1799 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. RR Auction: Fine Autograph & Artifact Auction - Internet bidstart 4/22. 888 lots

Thu. May. 12th
Ader. PARIS. Photograph Books. 344 lots
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . Antiquarian Books and Documents. 255 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Motoring, Cycling, Maritime and Railway History. 251 lots
Brunk Auctions. Asheville, NC . Books, Prints. 11 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Contemporary Art. 336 lots
Heritage Auctions. Beverly Hills. Red Dot Auction Benefitting the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity. 151 lots
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. Michel Auchiard Sale - Part 1: Books. 105 lots

Fri. May. 13th
Heritage Auctions. New York. Comics. 1234 lots
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Lancaster. Rare, Out of Print and Used Books. 499 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Military History, including the Battle of the Somme. 133 lots
Skinner. Boston. American and European Prints and Photography. 120 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Reports and Correspondence. 427 lots
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Books. 238 lots
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. Michel Auchiard Sale - Part 2: Books. 18 lots

Sat. May. 14th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Americana, Political. 319 lots
Sothebys. Paris. Comic Strips. 268 lots
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Cleveland. Fine and Decorative Arts - Prints. 329 lots

Sun. May. 15th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 5/8.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 5/8.
Northeast Auctions. Portsmouth. Portsmouth Sunday Auction - Prints. 8 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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>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>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]
  • <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.
  • <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>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 €