• <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>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>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>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

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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>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 €
  • <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
  • <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]