• <b>Sotheby’s New York: The Bible Collection of Dr. Charles Caldwell Ryrie. December 5, 2016</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s New York Dec. 5:</b> John Wycliffe. <i>WYCLIFFITE NEW TESTAMENT IN THE LATER VERSION, IN MIDDLE ENGLISH [ENGLAND, 1ST HALF OF THE 15TH CENTURY]</i>. $500,000-800,000
    <b>Sotheby’s New York Dec. 5:</b> Bible in English [King James Version]. <i>THE HOLY BIBLE, CONTEYNING THE OLD TESTAMENT, AND THE NEW… LONDON: ROBERT BARKER, 1611.</i> $400,000-600,000
    <b>Sotheby’s New York Dec. 5:</b> Bible in English. Tyndale's Pentateuch. <i>THE FIRSTE BOKE OF MOSES CALLED GENESIS [?FYFTE BOKE OF MOSES CALLED DEUTERONOMYE.] [ANTWERP: JOHAN HOOCHSTRATEN, 1530].</i> $300,000-500,000
    <b>Sotheby’s New York: The Bible Collection of Dr. Charles Caldwell Ryrie. December 5, 2016</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s New York Dec. 5:</b> Eliot, John. <i>[BIBLE IN MASSACHUSET, NATICK DIALECT:] MAMUSSE WUNNEETUPANATAMWE UP-BIBLIUM GOD… CAMBRIDGE, MA: SAMUEL GREEN AND MARMADUKE JOHNSON, 1663–61.</i> $175,000-250,000
    <b>Sotheby’s New York Dec. 5:</b> [Italian Bible]. <i>BIBLE WITH PROLOGUES AND INTERPRETATIONS OF HEBREW NAMES, IN LATIN. [ITALY (PROBABLY BOLOGNA)], DATED 1273</I>.<br>$150,000-250,000
    <b>Sotheby’s New York Dec. 5:</b> Bible in English, Coverdale's Version. <i>BIBLIA. THE BIBLE, THAT IS, THE HOLY SCRIPTURE OF THE OLDE AND NEW TESTAMENT, FAITHFULLY AND TRULY TRANLSATED OUT OF DOUCHE AND LATYN IN TO ENGLISH, 1535-1536.</i> $150,000-250,00
    <b>Sotheby’s New York: The Bible Collection of Dr. Charles Caldwell Ryrie. December 5, 2016</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s New York Dec. 5:</b> Bible, Polyglot [The Complutensian Polyglot]. <i>VETUS TESTAMENTUM MULTIPLICI LINGUA NUNC PRIMO IMPRESSUM… [ALCALÀ DE HENARES: ARNAO GUILLÉN DE BROCAR, 1514–1517]</i>. $80,000-120,000
    <b>Sotheby’s New York Dec. 5:</b> Psalter in Greek. <i>[GREEK TITLE: PSALTÊRION]. VENICE: ALDUS MANUTIUS [CA. 1496-1498; NOT AFTER 1 OCTOBER 1498]</i>. $80,000-120,000
    <b>Sotheby’s New York Dec. 5:</b> Bible in German. <i>BIBLIA, DAS IST DIE GANTZE HEILIGE SCHRIFT DEUDSCH.  AUGSBURG: HEYNRICH STEYNER, 1535</i>. $80,000-120,000
    <b>Sotheby’s New York: The Bible Collection of Dr. Charles Caldwell Ryrie. December 5, 2016</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s New York Dec. 5:</b> Thomas à Kempis. <i>IMITATIO CHRISTI. [AUGSBURG:] GÜNTHER ZAINER, [NOT AFTER 6 MAY 1473]</i>. $50,000-70,000
    <b>Sotheby’s New York Dec. 5:</b> The Four Gospels, in Greek. <i>FOUR GOSPELS WITH COMMENTARY, IN GREEK. [CONSTANTINOPLE, 11TH CENTURY]</i>. $50,000-80,000
    <b>Sotheby’s New York Dec. 5:</b> Bible in Latin. <i>A LEAF FROM THE GUTENBERG BIBLE. [MAINZ: JOHANN GUTENBERG AND JOHANN FUST, 1455]</I>.<br> $50,000-70,000
  • <b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers: Rare Books, Literature, Manuscripts, Maps & Works of Art. December 13, 2016</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy Dec. 13:</b> Excessively Rare Benjamin Franklin Imprint. Estaugh (John). <i>A Call to the Unfaithful Professors of Truth</i>, Philadelphia: Printed by B. Franklin, 1744. €7,000 – 10,000
    <b>Fonsie Mealy Dec. 13:</b> Original Signed Volume from the Dean Swift's Library. [Swift (Dr. Jonathan)] Grotius (Hugo). <i>De Jure Belli ac Pacis Libri Tres</i>, Amsterdam: (J. Blaeu) 1670. €10,000 – 15,000
    <b>Fonsie Mealy Dec. 13:</b> Cresswell (Samuel Gurney). <i>A Series of Eight Sketches in Colour; together with a Coloured Map of the Route</i>, London: (Day & Son) July 25, 1854.<br>€15,000 – 20,000
    <b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers: Rare Books, Literature, Manuscripts, Maps & Works of Art. December 13, 2016</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy Dec. 13:</b> Of Legendary Rarity - First Printing of Shakespeare Outside England. Shakespeare (Wm.). <i>The Works of Shakespeare</i> In Eight Volumes. Dublin: 1726.<br>€7,000 – 10,000
    <b>Fonsie Mealy Dec. 13:</b> Lewin (W.). <i>The Birds of Great Britain</i>, 8 vols in 4, with 335 hand-coloured plates, 1795 – 1801. €1,500 – 2,000
    <b>Fonsie Mealy Dec. 13:</b> 18th Century Manuscript Relating to Massachusetts Bay, c. 1750.<br>€350 – 500
    <b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers: Rare Books, Literature, Manuscripts, Maps & Works of Art. December 13, 2016</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy Dec. 13:</b> Alexander (Wm.). <i>Picturesque Representations of The Dress and Manners of the Chinese</i>, with 50 hand-coloured plates, 1814. €600 – 800
    <b>Fonsie Mealy Dec. 13:</b> Manuscript Estate Atlas - Neville (Arthur Richard). <i>The Estate of Sir John Coghill Bart</i>, 1791. €10,000 – 15,000
    <b>Fonsie Mealy Dec. 13:</b> Unique Collection of Ballads by Brendan Behan Behan. €3,000 – 4,000
    <b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers: Rare Books, Literature, Manuscripts, Maps & Works of Art. December 13, 2016</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy Dec. 13:</b> Original Manuscript of Edith Somerville's Unpublished Children's Book. Somerville (Edith). <i>GROWLY-WOWLY. Or, The Story of the Three Little Pigs</i>. €3,500 – 5,000
    <b>Fonsie Mealy Dec. 13:</b> Full Set of Cuala Press Broadsides with fine hand-coloured illustrations by Jack B. Yeats, 1908 – 1915. €4,000 – 6,000
    <b>Fonsie Mealy Dec. 13:</b> Eyzinger (Michael). <i>Ad Leonis Belgici Topographicam atque Historicam Descriptionem</i>, [Cologne:] 1586. €3,000 – 4,000
  • <b>Bonhams: History of Science and Technology. December 7, 2016</b>
    <b>Bonhams Dec. 7:</b> EINSTEIN, ALBERT. <i>Die Grundlage der allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie.</i> Leipzig: Johann Ambrosius Barth, 1916.<br>$80,000 – 120,000
    <b>Bonhams Dec. 7:</b> NEWTON, ISAAC. Autograph Manuscript in English, Signed Integrally ("Isaac Newton"). $50,000 – 70,000
    <b>Bonhams Dec. 7:</b> DARWIN, CHARLES. <i>On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life</i>. London: John Murray, 1859. $25,000 – 35,000
    <b>Bonhams: History of Science and Technology. December 7, 2016</b>
    <b>Bonhams Dec. 7:</b> NEWTON, ISAAC. <i>The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy.</i> London: Benjamin Motte, 1729.<br>$20,000 – 30,000
    <b>Bonhams Dec. 7:</b> HEISENBERG, WERNER. Autograph Manuscript entitled "<i>Entwicklung der Theorie der Elementarteilche,</i>” [1964].<br>$15,000 – 25,000
    <b>Bonhams Dec. 7:</b> BERNOULLI, DANIEL. <i>Hydrodynamica, sive De viribus et motibus fluidorum commentarii.</i> Strasbourg: Johann Heinrich Decker for Johann Reinhold Dulsecker, 1738. $5,000 – 7,000
    <b>Bonhams: Voices of the 20th Century. December 7, 2016</b>
    <b>Bonhams Dec. 7:</b> [TARKOVSKY, ANDREI ARSENIEVICH.] STRUGATSKY, BORIS AND ARKADY. Typed Manuscript for <i>Stalker</i>, being the director's working script, 1977. $150,000 – 200,000
    <b>Bonhams Dec. 7:</b> HEMINGWAY, ERNEST. Typed Manuscript of "Marlin Off the Morro: A Cuban Letter," n.p., [1933]. $30,000 – 50,000
    <b>Bonhams Dec. 7:</b> SALINGER, JEROME DAVID. 4 Autograph Letters, 2 of which Signed ("Jerry") and 6 Typed Letters, 2 of which Initialed ("J"). $30,000 – 50,000
    <b>Bonhams: Voices of the 20th Century. December 7, 2016</b>
    <b>Bonhams Dec. 7:</b> PASTERNAK, BORIS LEONIDOVICH. Typed Manuscript Carbon, "Doktor Zhivago," with some typed corrections, Moscow, 1948. $30,000 – 50,000
    <b>Bonhams Dec. 7:</b> MILNE, ALAN ALEXANDER. Autograph Manuscript Signed 3 times ("A.A. Milne"), entitled "Peace with Honour: An Enquiry into the War Convention," 1934.<br>$30,000 – 50,000
    <b>Bonhams Dec. 7:</b> FROST, ROBERT. Autograph Manuscript Signed ("Robert Frost"), titled "Gold for Christmas," 1952. $15,000 – 20,000
  • <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Leaves from<br>George Washington's Own Draft <br>of His first Inaugural Address. An Extraordinary Rarity!
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Declaration of Independence: Benjamin Tyler 1818 - First Print with Facsimile Signatures.
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Thomas Jefferson Signed Act of Contress Authorizing Alexander Hamilton to Complete Famous Portland Maine Lighthouse.
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Emanuel Leutze. Silk Flag Banner designed by Leutze, created by Tiffany & Co., and presented to Gen. John A. Dix, 1864.
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> The "greatest of early American maps … a masterpiece" (Corcoran). Thomas Holme.
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Albert Einstein. Autograph Letter Signed. Einstein Counsels His Son ... Meaning of Life.
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Frederick Douglass. Autograph Letter Signed to unknown correspondent. Washington, D.C.
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Harry Truman. Autograph Manuscript Notebook for Kansas City Law School Night Class.
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Robert E. Lee. Autograph Letter Signed, June 11, 1863. Hours after the Battle of Culpeper Court House, Lee Escapes Again.
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> George Washington. Letter Signed, as Commander-in-Chief, Continental Army, to Elias Dayton, Headquarters, [Newburgh, N.Y.], June 11, 1782.

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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>Neal Auction Company: Louisiana Purchase Auction.<br>December 2 – 4, 2016</b>
    <b>Neal Auction Company Dec 2 – 4:</b> Collot, George Henri Victor (French, 1750-1805). "A General Map of the River Ohio, From its source to its mounth” [sic]. $4000 – 6000
    <b>Neal Auction Company Dec 2 – 4:</b> Empire Brass Copernican Armillary Sphere, early 19th c., bands engraved in French, showing the signs of the Zodiac, solstice and equinox. $3000 – 5000
    <b>Neal Auction Company Dec 2 – 4:</b> The Exceptionally Important Jordan Noble Infantry Snare Drum, early 19th c., label inscribed in ink "JB Noble" and engraved "Klemm & Brother's / Piano Forte & Music Warehouse”. $200,000 – 250,000
    <b>Neal Auction Company: Louisiana Purchase Auction.<br>December 2 – 4, 2016</b>
    <b>Neal Auction Company Dec 2 – 4:</b> Confederate First National Flag, c. 1861, silk, double sided stars made from sequins and buillon.<br>$3000 – 5000
    <b>Neal Auction Company Dec 2 – 4:</b> Attributed to James Guy Evans (American/New Orleans, 1809-c. 1859, act. 1835-1859), "U.S. Treasury Schooner <i>Whig</i>", 1848, oil on canvas. $35,000 – 45,000
    <b>Neal Auction Company Dec 2 – 4:</b> Thomas Jefferson and James Madison Signed Ship's Passport, dated June 12, 1805, in four languages, signed by Jefferson as President and Madison as Secretary of State. $3000 – 5000
    <b>Neal Auction Company: Louisiana Purchase Auction.<br>December 2 – 4, 2016</b>
    <b>Neal Auction Company Dec 2 – 4:</b> After Marie Adrien Persac (American/Louisiana, 1827-1873), "Norman's Chart of the Lower Mississippi River from Natchez to New Orleans", 1858.<br>$50,000 – 70,000
    <b>Neal Auction Company Dec 2 – 4:</b> [Mitchell's Universal Atlas], <i>A New Universal Atlas Containing Maps of the Various Empires, Kingdoms, States and Republics of the World…</i>, Philadelphia, Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co., 1852. $2500 – 3500
    <b>Neal Auction Company Dec 2 – 4:</b> Annie L. Colladay Braidwood (American/Pennsylvania, mid 19th c.), "Portrait of Andrew Jackson", 1866. $15,000 – 25,000
    <b>Neal Auction Company: Louisiana Purchase Auction.<br>December 2 – 4, 2016</b>
    <b>Neal Auction Company Dec 2 – 4:</b> After George Caleb Bingham (American/Missouri, 1811-1879), "The Jolly Flat Boat Men", 1847, engraving on paper. $3000 – 5000
    <b>Neal Auction Company Dec 2 – 4:</b> John James Audubon, <i>The New York Historical Society Edition of Audubon's Fifty Best Watercolors from The Original Watercolors Preparatory for...Birds of America</i>, 2006, limited #26 of 200. $5000 – 7000
    <b>Neal Auction Company Dec 2 – 4:</b> José Francisco Xavier de Salazar y Mendoza (Mexican/New Orleans, c. 1750-1802), "Portrait of Daniel William Coxe (1769 1852)", 1792. $100,000 – 150,000
  • <b>Jasper52: Ernest Hemingway Book Auction. Now through December 3rd</b>
    <b>Jasper52, now thru Dec. 3:</b><br>Ernest Hemingway, <i>The Torrents of Spring</i>, First Edition. $500-800
    <b>Jasper52, now thru Dec. 3:</b><br>Edward O’Brien, <i>The Best Short Stories of 1923</i>, Signed. $600-800
    <b>Jasper52, now thru Dec. 3:</b><br>Ernest Hemingway, <i>A Farewell To Arms</i>, First Edition. $800-1000
    <b>Jasper52: Ernest Hemingway Book Auction. Now through December 3rd</b>
    <b>Jasper52, now thru Dec. 3:</b><br>20 Exclusive Collectors Edition Hemingway Books. $1000-1500
    <b>Jasper52, now thru Dec. 3:</b><br>Helen Wentworth, <i>Sunnyside Children</i>, Signed. $1500-2500
    <b>Jasper52, now thru Dec. 3:</b><br>Ernest Hemingway’s personal Basic Field Manual, Signed. $8000-12,000
    <b>Jasper52: Ernest Hemingway Book Auction. Now through December 3rd</b>
    <b>Jasper52, now thru Dec. 3:</b><br>Three Books by Hemingway: <i>The Sun Also Rises</i> (1953), <i>Men Without Women</i> (1927), <i>A Farewell to Arms</i> (1929). $50-150
    <b>Jasper52, now thru Dec. 3:</b><br>Ernest Hemingway, <i>Green Hills Of Africa</i>, First Edition. $300-500
    <b>Jasper52, now thru Dec. 3:</b><br>Ernest Hemingway, <i>The Sun Also Rises</i>, First Edition. $300-500
    <b>Jasper52: Ernest Hemingway Book Auction. Now through December 3rd</b>
    <b>Jasper52, now thru Dec. 3:</b><br>Ernest Hemingway, <i>The Old Man & Sea</i>, First Club Edition. $15-30
    <b>Jasper52, now thru Dec. 3:</b><br>Scribner’s Magazine 50th Anniversary 1887-1937. $15-30
    <b>Jasper52, now thru Dec. 3:</b><br>Ernest Hemingway, <i>A Moveable Feast</i>, First English Edition. $30-50
  • <b>Dorothy Sloan Rare Books:<br>La Invasíon Norteamericana and the Mexican-American War.<br>December 15 & 16, 2016</b>
    <b>Dorothy Sloan Books Dec. 15 & 16:</b> [ARTILLERY]. KITCHEN, D.C. <i>Record of the Wyoming Artillerists.</I> Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania: Alvin Day Printer, 1874. $2,000-4,000
    <b>Dorothy Sloan Books Dec. 15 & 16:</b> UNITED STATES AND MEXICAN BOUNDARY COMMISSION. EMORY, William Hemsley. <i>Report of the United States and Mexican Boundary Survey, Made under the Direction of the Secretary of the Interior…</i><br>$3,000-6,000
    <b>Dorothy Sloan Books Dec. 15 & 16:</b> RICHARDSON, William H. <i>Journal of William H. Richardson, a Private Soldier in the Campaign of New and Old Mexico…</i>. Baltimore: John H. Woods, 1848. $3,000-6,000
    <b>Dorothy Sloan Rare Books:<br>La Invasíon Norteamericana and the Mexican-American War.<br>December 15 & 16, 2016</b>
    <b>Dorothy Sloan Books Dec. 15 & 16:</b> GARCÍA CONDE, Pedro. <i>Carta geografica general de la Republica Mexicana…</i> $30,000-60,000
    <b>Dorothy Sloan Books Dec. 15 & 16:</b> EMORY, William Hemsley. <i>Map of Texas and the Countries Adjacent: Compiled in the Bureau of the Corps of Topographical Engineers; From the Best Authorities…</i> [Washington, 1844]. $7,500-15,000
    <b>Dorothy Sloan Books Dec. 15 & 16:</b> THORPE, Thomas Bangs. <i>Our Army at Monterey. Being a Correct Account of the Proceedings and Events which Occurred to the “Army of Occupation”…</i> Philadelphia, 1847. $400-800
    <b>Dorothy Sloan Rare Books:<br>La Invasíon Norteamericana and the Mexican-American War.<br>December 15 & 16, 2016</b>
    <b>Dorothy Sloan Books Dec. 15 & 16:</b> <i>The Rough and Ready Songster: Embellished with Twenty-Five Splendid Engravings, Illustrative of the American Victories in Mexico…</i> New York; St. Louis, Mo [ca. 1848].<br>$500-1,000
    <b>Dorothy Sloan Books Dec. 15 & 16:</b> CURRIER, Nathaniel (publisher). <i>The Brilliant Charge of Capt. May At the Battle of Resaca de la Palma (Palm Ravine) 9th of May…</i> $150-300 
    <b>Dorothy Sloan Books Dec. 15 & 16:</b> [RINGGOLD, SAMUEL]. WYNNE, James. <i>Memoir of Major Samuel Ringgold, United States Army: Read Before the Maryland Historical Society, April 1st, 1847.</i> Baltimore, 1847. $500-1,000
    <b>Dorothy Sloan Rare Books:<br>La Invasíon Norteamericana and the Mexican-American War.<br>December 15 & 16, 2016</b>
    <b>Dorothy Sloan Books Dec. 15 & 16:</b> [TAYLOR, ZACHARY]. <i>Life of General Taylor from the Best Authorities.</i> New York: Nafis and Cornish; St. Louis, Mo.: Nafis, Cornish & Co., 1847.<br>$500-1,000
    <b>Dorothy Sloan Books Dec. 15 & 16:</b> TILDEN, Bryant Parrott, Jr. <i>Notes on the Upper Rio Grande, Explored in the Months of October and November, 1846, on Board the U.S. Steamer Major Brown…</i> Philadelphia, 1847.<br>$5,000-10,000
    <b>Dorothy Sloan Books Dec. 15 & 16:</b> [WORTH, WILLIAM J.]. <i>Life of General Worth; To Which is Added a Sketch of the Life of Brigadier-General Wool.</i> New York: Nafis & Cornish; St. Louis, Mo.: Nafis, Cornish & Co., 1847.<br>$200-400
  • <b>19th Century Shop.</b> CURTIS, EDWARD. <i>Original glass plate photograph, Honovi – Walpi Snake Priest, prepared by Curtis for the printing of The North American Indian</i>, c.1910
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> (AMERICAN WEST.), Watkins, Taber, Savage, and others. <i>Magnificent Album of Mammoth Photographs of the American West, with other subjects various</i>, ca. 1865-1880s
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> DARWIN, CHARLES. <i>Darwin Family Photograph Album</i>. Down, Kent, 1871-1879
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> (SECRET SERVICE). <i>The photographic archive, papers, and relics of William Kennoch, Secret Service Agent</i>. Various places, 1870s and 1880s
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> (AMERICAN REVOLUTION). <i>Daguerreotype Portrait of Baltus Stone, the earliest photo of a Revolution veteran,</i> 1846
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 8:<br>Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 8:</b> Laurie & Whittle, <i>The Complete East-India Pilot</i>, with 113 maps, London, 1797. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 8:</b> George W. Browning, 134 sketches of natural history & landscape subjects, American West, 1880s-90s.<br>$4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 8:</b> Catesby & Ehret, <i>Magnolia Grandiflora</i>, from first edition <i>Natural History of Carolina</i>, London, 1731-43. $5,000 to $7,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 8:<br>Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 8:</b> Petrus Plancius, <i>The Spice Map</i>, hand-colored, London, 1598.<br>$20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 8:</b><br>John Miller, <i>Illustratio Systematis Sexualis Linnaei</i>, London, 1770-77. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 8:</b> Thomas Shotter Boys, <i>Original Views of London As It Is</i>, de luxe issue, 26 hand-colored lithographs, London, 1842. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 8:<br>Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 8:</b> Frederick de Wit, <i>Belgi XVII Provinciarum Tabula</i>, true first state wall map, Amsterdam, ca 1670. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 8:</b><br>John James Audubon, <i>Passenger Pigeon, Plate LXII</i>, aquatint & engraving before color, London, 1829. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 8:</b> Joannes Clericus, <i>Atlas Atiquus, Sacer, Ecclesiasticus et Profanus</i>, Amsterdam, 1705. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 8:<br>Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 8:</b> Matthaus Seutter, <i>Atlas Novus sive Tabulae Geographicae totius Orbis</i>, Augsburg, ca 1735.<br>$10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 8:</b> William Roscoe, <i>Monandrian Plants of the Order Scitamineae</i>, Liverpool, 1824-28. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 8:</b><br>John James Audubon, <i>The Mocking Bird</i>, hand-colored aquatint & engraving, London, 1827.<br>$7,000 to $10,000.