• <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>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> THE PAPERS OF BREVET MAJOR GENERAL JOHN GROSS BARNARD (1815-1882), Chief Engineer of the Army of the Potomac. Estimate: $75,000-100,000
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> ALVIN LANGDON COBURN. London. With 20 photogravures by Coburn and text by Hilaire Belloc, London and New York: 1909. First edition. Est: $4,000-6,000
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> WILLIAM FADEN, A Plan of New York Island, with part of Long Island, Staten Island & East New Jersey. London: 1776. Estimate: $5,000-8,000
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> MAX BEERBOHM, Lord Curzon delivering an oration. Original drawing with collage. London, 1912. Est: $2,000-3,000
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> AMERICAN REVOLUTION, Recueil des Loix Constitutives des Colonies Angloises. A Philadelphie, et se vend a Paris: Cellot & Jombert, 1778. First collected edition in French. Estimate: $500-800
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> WILLIAM TECUMSEH SHERMAN, Confederate General Joseph Johnston's copy of Sherman's General Orders No. 65 announcing the final agreement of Surrender, 27 April 1865. Est: $4,000-6,000
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> JOHN KEATS, Lamia, Isabella, the Eve of Saint Agnes and Other Poems. London: Taylor and Hessey, 1820. First edition of Keats’s third book.. Estimate: $5,000-7,000
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> M. T. Cicero's Cato Major, or his discourse of Old-age: With Explanatory Notes. Philadelphia: Benjamin Franklin, 1744. Est: $5,000-8,000
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> WINSTON S CHURCHILL, History of the English Speaking Peoples. London: Cassell, 1956-58. First editions. Est: $1,500-2,500
  • <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books and Works on Paper. March 30, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Potter (Beatrix). The Tale of Peter Rabbit, first edition, first issue, [1901]. Part of an extensive, private Beatrix Potter collection. £15,000 - 20,000
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Dodgson (Charles Lutwidge). The Hunting of the Snark, first edition, with original printed dust-jacket, 1876.<br>£7,000 - 9,000
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Buckland Wright (John). Pervigilium Veneris: The Vigil of Venus, number 1 of 100 copies (Christopher Sandford's copy), Golden Cockerel Press, 1939.<br>£2,000 - 3,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books and Works on Paper. March 30, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Kelmscott Press. Keats (John). The Poems, one of 300, orig. vellum, 8vo, Kelmscott Press, 1894. £1,800 - 2,200
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Greenhill (Elizabeth).- Morison (Stanley) and Kenneth Day. The Typographic Book, 1450-1935, bound in dark green goatskin by Elizabeth Greenhill, 1963. £6,000 - 8,000
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Fitzgerald (F. Scott). The Great Gatsby, first edition, first state dust-jacket, New York, 1925. £25,000 - 35,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books and Works on Paper. March 30, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Dionysius, <i>Halicarnassensis</i>. Antiquitates Romanae, Editio princeps, Treviso, Bernardinus Celerius, 24 or 25 February, 1480. £4,000 - 6,000
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Canon Law. [Laurentius Puldericus. Breviarum decreti], manuscript in Latin, on paper, [?Germany], [c. 1450].<br>£5,000 - 7,000
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Swimming. Percey (William) The Compleat Swimmer: or, the Art of Swimming, first and only edition, by J.C. for Henry Fletcher, 1658. £5,000 - 7,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books and Works on Paper. March 30, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Binding with silverwork by Anthony Nelme. The Holy Bible, containing the Old Testament and the New: : newly translated out of the original tongues, Oxford, John Baskett, 1716. £10,000 - 15,000
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> George IV's copy. Nash (John, architect). The Royal Pavilion at Brighton, one of 10 copies, 1826. £8,000 - 10,000
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Blake (William, 1757-1827). "With Dreams upon my bed thou scarest me & affrightest me with Visions", 1825. £700 - 1,000
  • <b>Auction Pierre Bergé & associés in association with Sotheby’s: Important Books and Manuscripts from the Library of Jean A. Bonna from the 15th to the 20th Century. Sale on April 26, 2017. Exhibition in London March 28-30</b>
    <b>Pierre Bergé & Associés, Apr. 26:</b> Galileo, <i>Discorsi e Dimostrazioni matematiche.</i> Leyde, Elzevier, 1638. Original edition: only known copy of the first state. €700,000 – 900,000
    <b>Pierre Bergé & Associés, Apr. 26:</b> Fables illustrated by Benjamin Rabier. Paris, Tallandier, without date [ca. 1910]. Superb binding doubled in vellum decorated with painted and mosaic decors by André Mare illustrating four fables. €10,000 – 15,000
    <b>Pierre Bergé & Associés, Apr. 26:</b> Gustave Flaubert, draft for the preface of the <i>Memoir for the defense of Madame Bovary</i>, 15-30 January 1857. Exceptiona signed autograph manuscript. €40,000 – 60,000
    <b>Auction Pierre Bergé & associés in association with Sotheby’s: Important Books and Manuscripts from the Library of Jean A. Bonna from the 15th to the 20th Century. Sale on April 26, 2017. Exhibition in London March 28-30</b>
    <b>Pierre Bergé & Associés, Apr. 26:</b> Boccace, <i>The Book of Praise and the Virtue of the Noble and Cleric Ladies.</i> Verard, 1493. First edition of the French version attributed to Laurent de Premierfait. €40,000 – 60,000
    <b>Pierre Bergé & Associés, Apr. 26:</b> Exceptional set of 15 original bindings by Jean de Gonet, on rare editions illustrated by Picasso, Matisse, Miro or original editions of Bataille or Radiguet.

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43 Auctions Archived, 19 Sales Upcoming

The spring auction season appears to have hit its peak this past week. For the week ending May 28, 43 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Transaction History, 20 denominated in U.S. dollars, 16 in euros, 5 in British pounds, 1 in Australian dollars, and 1 in Hong Kong dollars. Sales were $27,418,635, as 11,308 lots were offered and 8,896 sold, for a healthy 76.9% success rate. A Shakespeare First Folio, and two critically important and signed Abraham Lincoln items highlighted the week.
 

6 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Sothebys. Two Centuries of American History on May 25th: $6,183,250
Christies. Comic Strips on May 21st: $4,135,124
Christies. Shakespeare - The Four Folios on May 25th: $3,644,130
Christies. Illustrated Manuscripts from the Collection of Maurice Burros on May 25th: $3,267,811
Sothebys. Music, Continental and Russian Books and Manuscripts on May 24th: $2,279,904
ALDE. 2006-2016 Alde 10th Anniversary! - Books, Manuscripts, Coins on May 24th: $1,395,094

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

Bonhams. Prints, Photographs and Works on Paper on May 22nd: 423.86%
Burgersdijk and Niermans. Rare Books on May 11th: 142.70%
Ferraton. Antiquarian and Modern Books, Autographs on May 20th: 135.36%
Christies. Shakespeare - The Four Folios on May 25th: 132.57%
Jacksons Auction. World Treasures: Important Russian, European, Asian & American Works on May 25th: 121.71%
Beaussant Lefevre. Old and Modern Books, Autographs and Photographs on May 24th: 121.65%
Ader. Ancient and Modern Prints on May 19th: 115.27%
Christies. Comic Strips on May 21st: 109.20%
Ader. Ancient and Modern Prints - Part 2 on May 20th: 105.56%
Potter and Potter Auctions. Two of A Kind - Gambling and Playing Cards on May 21st: 100.80%


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

Carlsen Gallery. LATE MAY FINE ART & ANTIQUE AUCTION - Books and Prints on May 22nd: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 5/15 on May 22nd: 100.00%
Christies. Shakespeare - The Four Folios on May 25th: 100.00%
Burgersdijk and Niermans. Rare Books on May 11th: 99.41%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 5/15 on May 22nd: 99.05%
Heritage Auctions. Space Exploration on May 20th: 97.51%
Jacksons Auction. World Treasures: Important Russian, European, Asian & American Works on May 25th: 92.86%
Christies. Illustrated Manuscripts from the Collection of Maurice Burros on May 25th: 92.31%
Potter and Potter Auctions. Two of A Kind - Gambling and Playing Cards on May 21st: 88.41%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Exposition Auction - Books and Prints on May 21st: 86.96%
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society: Rare, Out of Print and Used Books on May 13th: 81.96%
Brunk Auctions. Books, Prints on May 13th: 81.82%
Kedem Auction. Online- Rare Books, Bibliophilic Editions, and Art on May 24th: 80.56%


43 total sales reported this week:

Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Marine and Travel - Books on May 26th: 37.50%
Beaussant Lefevre. Old and Modern Books, Autographs and Photographs on May 24th: 75.43%
Carlsen Gallery. LATE MAY FINE ART & ANTIQUE AUCTION - Books and Prints on May 22nd: 100.00%
Burgersdijk and Niermans. Rare Books on May 11th: 99.41%
Christies. Illustrated Manuscripts from the Collection of Maurice Burros on May 25th: 92.31%
Jacksons Auction. World Treasures: Important Russian, European, Asian & American Works on May 24th: 64.52%
Jacksons Auction. World Treasures: Important Russian, European, Asian & American Works on May 25th: 92.86%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Fine Books and Works on Paper on May 25th: 64.88%
Pierre Berge and Associes. Archeologie - Books on May 25th: 37.50%
Purcell Auctioneers. Antiques and Collectables -Books and Prints on May 25th: 64.41%
Christies. Shakespeare - The Four Folios on May 25th: 100.00%
Sothebys. Two Centuries of American History on May 25th: 58.51%
Ader. Historical Memories on May 25th: 44.44%
Australian Book Auctions. May Gallery Sale on May 24th: 73.48%
Ferraton. Antiquarian and Modern Books, Autographs on May 20th: 78.96%
Alexander Historical Auctions. Autographs - Day 1 on May 25th: 70.62%
Thomaston Place Auction Galleries. Spring Auction, Day 2 on May 22nd: 75.00%
Thomaston Place Auction Galleries. Spring Auction, Day 1 on May 21st: 50.00%
Eldreds. Antiques and Accessories - Books and Prints on May 21st: 57.58%
Brunk Auctions. Books, Prints on May 13th: 81.82%
Minerva Auctions Roma. Photography on May 10th: 39.39%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Fine Prints on May 24th: 67.99%
PIASA. Editions : prints, illustrated books, multiples on May 24th: 56.52%
Sothebys. Music, Continental and Russian Books and Manuscripts on May 24th: 60.00%
PIASA. HERGÉ, in partnership with Moulinsart SA on May 24th: 28.65%
ALDE. 2006-2016 Alde 10th Anniversary! - Books, Manuscripts, Coins on May 24th: 70.27%
Kedem Auction. Online- Rare Books, Bibliophilic Editions, and Art on May 24th: 80.56%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on May 24th: 76.67%
Potter and Potter Auctions. Two of A Kind - Gambling and Playing Cards on May 21st: 88.41%
Shapiro Auctions. FINE AND DECORATIVE ART AND ANTIQUES - Books and Prints on May 21st: 45.11%
Clars Auction Gallery. Art, Furniture, Jewelry, Asian - Prints on May 22nd: 73.50%
Clars Auction Gallery. Prints on May 21st: 77.91%
Christian Hesse Auktionen. Valuable Books from 16th to 20th Century Children Books from the Collection Victor Günthert, Munich on May 21st: 69.40%
Christian Hesse Auktionen. Paintings, drawings, and graphics, from 16th to 20th Century – Photography on May 20th: 43.46%
Ader. Ancient and Modern Prints - Part 2 on May 20th: 73.96%
Ader. Ancient and Modern Prints on May 19th: 66.06%
Bonhams. Prints, Photographs and Works on Paper on May 22nd: 59.34%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Exposition Auction - Books and Prints on May 21st: 86.96%
Christies. Comic Strips on May 21st: 72.51%
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society: Rare, Out of Print and Used Books on May 13th: 81.96%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 5/15 on May 22nd: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 5/15 on May 22nd: 99.05%
Heritage Auctions. Space Exploration on May 20th: 97.51%

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Christies COMEDIES, HISTORIES, AND TRAGEDIES, EDITED BY JOHN HEMINGE (D. 1630) AND HENRY CONDELL (D. 1627). on May 25th Actual price: USD $2,755,515.
  2. Sothebys AN EXTREMELY RARE  MANUSCRIPT COPY OF THE THIRTEENTH AMENDMENT TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION, SIGNED AND ENDORSED BY ABRAHAM LINCOLN ("ABRAHAM LINCOLN"; "APPROVED. FEBRUARY 1, 1865.") on May 25th Actual price: USD $2,410,000.
  3. Sothebys THE "AUTHORIZED EDITION" OF THE EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION, SIGNED BY PRESIDENT ABRAHAM LINCOLN on May 25th Actual price: USD $2,170,000.
  4. Christies MIROIR HISTORIAL ABRÉGÉ DE FRANCE of Anthony of Burgundy, in Latin and French, illuminated manuscript on vellum on May 25th Actual price: USD $691,635.
  5. Christies HERGÉ TINTIN on May 21st Actual price: USD $673,680.
  6. Sothebys ZWEYTER THEIL DER CLAVIER UBUNG BESTEHEND IN EINEM CONCERTO NACH ITALIENISCHEN GUSTO UND EINER O[U]VERTURE NACH FRANZÖSISCHER ART, VOR EIN CLAVICYMBEL MIT ZWEYEN MANUALEN. on May 24th Actual price: USD $655,540.
  7. Christies COMEDIES, HISTORIES AND TRAGEDIES. PUBLISHED ACCORDING TO THE TRUE ORIGINAL COPIES. THE THIRD IMPRESSION. AND UNTO THIS IMPRESSION IS ADDED SEVEN PLAYES, NEVER BEFORE PRINTED IN FOLIO. EDITED BY JOHN HEMINGE (D. 1630) AND HENRY CONDELL (D. 1627), EXCEPT F on May 25th Actual price: USD $532,875.
  8. Christies BOOK OF HOURS, use of Paris, in Latin and French, illuminated manuscript on vellum on May 25th Actual price: USD $391,755.
  9. Christies HERGÉ TINTIN COKE
  10.  EN STOCK (T.19), CASTERMAN 1958 on May 21st Actual price: USD $324,240.
  11. Sothebys THE AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF THE SYMPHONIC FANTASIA "POHJOLAN TYTÄR" (''POHJOLA’S DAUGHTER''), OP.49, SIGNED ''JEAN SIBELIUS''  on May 24th Actual price: USD $322,660.
  12. Christies BOOK OF HOURS, use of Paris, in Latin and French, illuminated manuscript on vellum on May 25th Actual price: USD $321,195.
  13. Christies COMEDIES, HISTORIES AND TRAGEDIES. PUBLISHED ACCORDING TO THE TRUE ORIGINALL COPIES. THE SECOND IMPRESSION. EDITED BY JOHN HEMINGE (D. 1630) AND HENRY CONDELL (D. 1627). on May 25th Actual price: USD $285,915.
  14. Sothebys AUTOGRAPH DOCUMENT SIGNED ("TH: JEFFERSON"), BEING A MESSAGE TO CONGRESS ON BRITISH VIOLATIONS OF AMERICAN NEUTRALITY on May 25th Actual price: USD $274,000.
  15. Christies BOOK OF HOURS OF ANTHONY OF BURGUNDY, use of Rome, in Latin and French, illuminated manuscript on vellum on May 25th Actual price: USD $268,275.
  16. Christies HERGÉ TINTIN L’ÉTOILE MYSTÉRIEUSE on May 21st Actual price: USD $257,040.
  17. Bonhams Untitled on May 22nd Actual price: USD $254,800.
  18. Christies ALBERT UDERZO ASTÉRIX, LES LAURIERS DE CÉSAR (T.18), DARGAUD 1972 on May 21st Actual price: USD $230,160.
  19. Christies EDGAR P. JACOBS BLAKE ET MORTIMER LE MYSTÈRE DE LA GRANDE PYRAMIDE T.2 (T.4), LE LOMBARD 1955 on May 21st Actual price: USD $230,160.
  20. Christies FRANQUIN GASTON GALA DE GAFFES (T.2), DUPUIS 1963 FRANQUIN - JIDÉHEM, on May 21st Actual price: USD $230,160.
  21. Christies ANDRÉ FRANQUIN GASTON, LAGAFFE NOUS GÂTE (T.8), DUPUIS 1970 on May 21st Actual price: USD $219,408.
  22. Sothebys DOCUMENT SIGNED IN FULL ("THOMAS LYNCH JUNR"), ON BEHALF OF HIS FATHER, THOMAS LYNCH, SR., THEN A SOUTH CAROLINA DELEGATE TO THE CONTINENTAL CONGRESS MEETING IN PHILADELPHIA on May 25th Actual price: USD $212,500.
  23. ALDE Pensées sur la religion et sur quelques autres sujets, qui ont esté trouvées après sa mort parmy ses papiers. – [FILLEAU DE LA CHAISE (Nicolas)]. Discours sur les Pensées de M. Pascal. on May 24th Actual price: USD $204,960.
  24. Sothebys CLAY'S CELEBRATED SPEECH IN "DEFENSE OF THE AMERICAN SYSTEM" on May 25th Actual price: USD $187,500.
  25. Heritage Auctions Apollo 11 Lunar Module Flown LM G and N Dictionary Lunar Module Landing Sequence Pages PGNS-43 through PGNS-48 Originally from the Personal Collection of Mission Lunar Module Pilot Buzz Aldrin, each Signed and Certified on Both Sides, with Extensive Signe on May 20th Actual price: USD $175,000.


For the week ahead 19 sales are scheduled:

Mon. May. 30th
Artcurial. Paris. Limited Editions. 59 lots
John McInnis Auctioneers. Amesbury. Americana. 76 lots

Tue. May. 31st
Sothebys. Paris. Books and Manuscripts. 239 lots
Artcurial. Paris. Books and Manuscripts. 84 lots
Rossini. Paris. The Art of Advertising. 101 lots

Wed. Jun. 1st
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Precious Books - Library of Jean Viardot. 82 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . 19th - 21st Century Photography. 362 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Prints and Editions. 202 lots
Rossini. Paris. Autographs, Books. 340 lots

Thu. Jun. 2nd
Ader. PARIS. Photographs. 437 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Books and Manuscripts. 303 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Interiors - Prints. 5 lots

Fri. Jun. 3rd
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Cape Town. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 5/26. 342 lots
Nosbüsch & Stucke. Berlin. Books - Day 1. 666 lots

Sat. Jun. 4th
Nosbüsch & Stucke. Berlin. Books - Day 2. 834 lots

Sun. Jun. 5th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 5/29.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 5/29.
Grogan and Company. Dedham. The June Auction - Prints. 23 lots
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books.

The number of sales slips back this coming week, in part because of the American Memorial Day holiday, and partly because we are approaching the quieter summer season.

Michael Stillman

RBH and AE

  • <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>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.