• <b>Sotheby’s London: Travel, Atlases, Maps & Natural History. 9 May 2017. Viewing 5 – 8 May.</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s London, 9 May:</b> Ackermann, Rudolph—Uwins, Thomas. A collection of 240 drawings for Rudolph Ackermann's <i>Repository of Arts</i> magazine, 1809-1828. £20,000 – 30,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London, 9 May:</b> Blaeu, Willem Janszoon, and Joan. <i>Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, Sive Atlas Novus in Quo Tabulae et Descriptiones Omnium Regionum.</i> 1640-1654. £100,000 – 150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London, 9 May:</b> Mercator, Gerard and Jodocus Hondius. <i>L’Atlas ou Méditations Cosmographiques de la Fabrique du Monde et Figure Diceluy.</i> 1613. £60,000 – 80,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London: Travel, Atlases, Maps & Natural History. 9 May 2017. Viewing 5 – 8 May.</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s London, 9 May:</b> Speed, John. <i>The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain, Presenting an Exact Geography of the Kingdom of England, Scotland, Ireland and the Isles Adjoyning...</i> £100,000 – 150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London, 9 May:</b> Wit, Frederick De. [General Atlas], With The Engraved Title For Atlas Maior. Amsterdam, [C.1688-1696]. £50,000 – 70,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London, 9 May:</b> Kuntz, Joh. Rudolph. <i>[Abbildungen Königlich Württembergischer Gestütts-Pferde von Orientalischen Racen.</I> Stuttgart: Ebner 1823–1824]. £30,000 – 40,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London: Travel, Atlases, Maps & Natural History. 9 May 2017. Viewing 5 – 8 May.</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s London, 9 May:</b> Lawrence, T.E. Ivory Silk Thawb, Or Under-Robe, Presented by Lawrence of Arabia to a family friend. £10,000 – 15,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London, 9 May:</b> Blaeu, Joan. <i>Archipelagus Orientalis Sive Asiaticus</i>. Amsterdam: Joan Blaeu, [1659]. £200,000 – 250,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London, 9 May:</b> Blaeu, Joan. <i>Asiae Descriptio Novissima</i>. Amsterdam: Joan Blaeu, [1659]. £60,000 – 80,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London: Travel, Atlases, Maps & Natural History. 9 May 2017. Viewing 5 – 8 May.</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s London, 9 May:</b> Japanese bird paintings—(Rinchô Zu). A Pair Of Painted Scrolls of Birds. [Japan, Late 18th Or Early 19th Century]. £25,000 – 35,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London, 9 May:</b> Huang, Qianren. Da Qing Wannian Yitong Tianxia Quantu [Complete Map of the Whole Unified Country of the Great Qing]. [1803]. £80,000 – 120,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London, 9 May:</b> Sôkaku or Ryôsei Jôkei. Da Ming Sheng Tu, [Map of (China Under) The Great Ming Dynasty]. (1691 Or 1711). £80,000 – 120,000
  • <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>Swann Auction Galleries May 4: Autographs</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Ernest Hemingway, Autograph Letter Signed "Love / Mr. Papa," to Marlene Dietrich, Cuba, 1952. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Alexis de Tocqueville, Autograph Letter Signed, on the publication of <i> Democracy in America </i>, 1837. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Thomas Hart Benton, Autograph Manuscript, draft of <i>The Mechanics of Form Organization in Painting</i>, with sketches, 1926. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4: Autographs</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Elliot Erwitt, photograph of Kennedy & Eisenhower, signed by both,<br>c. 1960. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> John Adams, Partly-printed Document Signed, as President, countersigned by Secretary of State Timothy Pickering, 1798. $4,000 to $6,000. 
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Graphite drawing of Albert Einstein, signed by him & the artist, S.N. Swamy, 1950. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4: Autographs</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Autograph Musical Quotation Signed, London, 1888. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Thomas Jefferson, Partly-printed vellum Document Signed, as President, countersigned by Secretary of State James Madison, 1809. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Agatha Christie, Autograph Manuscript notebook with early drafts for numerous novels, Baghdad, circa 1948. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4: Autographs</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Claude Monet, Autograph Letter Signed to Desmond Fitzgerald, in French, 1889. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Photograph of Fidel Castro, Signed & Inscribed, in Spanish, 1955. $3,500 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Frederick Stuart Church, archive of 17 illustrated Autograph Letters Signed to Evander Schley, 1905-11. $5,000 to $7,500.

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35 Auctions Archived, 30 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 19 June 35 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 11 denominated in euros, 4 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 19 in US dollars.  Turnover was $17,017,707 as 9,640 lots were offered and 7,192 sold for a 75% success rate.  The numbers were solid.


5 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Sothebys. Fine Books and Manuscripts on June 14th: $2,666,693
Christies. Books and Manuscripts on June 16th: $2,476,001
Ketterer Kunst Doerling. Rare Books on May 24th: $1,889,245
Heritage Auctions. Animation Art on June 12th: $1,462,165
Bonhams. Fine Books and Manuscripts on June 15th: $1,360,229

5 auctions saw total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered:

Waverly Auctions. Books on June 9th: 123.54%
Ketterer Kunst . Post War Art I - Prints on June 11th: 115.53%
Ketterer Kunst . Modern Art I - Prints on June 11th: 114.52%
Skinner. Gentleman's Auction - Online Bidstart 6/3 on June 9th: 101.90%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Fine Auction - Books and Prints on June 12th: 101.78%


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

Skinner. Gentleman's Auction - Online Bidstart 6/3 on June 9th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. A Private Collection of Western Americana: Offered in a Special Internet Auction on June 13th: 99.76%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 6/5 on June 12th: 99.60%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 6/5 on June 12th: 99.59%
Heritage Auctions. Animation Art on June 12th: 99.31%
John McInnis Auctioneers. Americana on May 30th: 97.37%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Fine Auction - Books and Prints on June 12th: 95.00%
Waverly Auctions. Books on June 9th: 91.83%
Swann Galleries. Art, Press & Illustrated Books on June 14th: 83.33%
25 Blythe Road. Charles Miller Ltd. - Maritime Collectibles on May 10th: 82.22%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on June 14th: 80.72%

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Christies McHENRY, James (1753-1816), Delegate to the Constitutional Convention from Maryland, containing notes taken in Philadelphia at the proceedings of the Convention, 1787. on June 16th Actual price: USD $389,000.
  2. Bonhams Das Kapital. Kritik der politischen Oekonomie... Erster Band on June 15th Actual price: USD $310,270.
  3. Ketterer Kunst Monochrome bleu (IKB 262) on June 11th Actual price: USD $254,250.
  4. Sothebys AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT, TITLE "SECT 7. INSTINCT", BEING THE PAGE NUMBERED "270" FROM THE MANUSCRIPT OF ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES BY MEANS OF NATURAL SELECTION. on June 14th Actual price: USD $250,000.
  5. Christies Manuscript journal of a British sailor, with extensive entries dated from 1767 to 1783, on June 16th Actual price: USD $245,000.
  6. Sothebys LA PROSE DU TRANSSIBÉRIEN ET DE LA PETITE JEHANNE DE FRANCE. COULEURS SIMULTANÉES DE MME DELAUNAY-TERK on June 14th Actual price: USD $225,000.
  7. Sothebys A SUPERB ARCHIVE OF DRAWINGS ASSEMBLED BY THE ARTIST'S SON JEREMY. on June 14th Actual price: USD $187,500.
  8. Christies Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Tabula. on June 16th Actual price: USD $185,000.
  9. Christies The Great West Illustrated in a Series of Photographic Views Across the Continent; Taken Along the Line of the Union Pacific Railroad, West from Omaha, Nebraska. on June 16th Actual price: USD $161,000.
  10. Christies March 4, 1865 [caption title]. on June 16th Actual price: USD $149,000.
  11. Ketterer Kunst 25 Cats name[d] Sam and one Blue Pussy on June 11th Actual price: USD $141,250.
  12. Cowans Auctions The Confederate Blockade Runner <i>CSS Colonel Lamb</i> at Sea, 1864, by Samuel Walters  on June 10th Actual price: USD $126,000.
  13. Sothebys LEAVES OF GRASS. on June 14th Actual price: USD $125,000.
  14. Christies On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life. on June 16th Actual price: USD $118,750.
  15. Sothebys THE CONSTITUTION OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA: MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA. BY SHORTER & REID(?) FOR THE PROVISIONAL CONGRESS, CA. 26–28 FEBRUARY 1861] — THE CONSTITUTION OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA on June 14th Actual price: USD $112,500.
  16. Cowans Auctions Brevet Brigadier General James H. Kidd, 6th Michigan Cavalry, Exceptional Collection Featuring <i>Custer</i> 14K Gold Tiffany Badge, GAR Medals, Sword, & Painted Escutcheon  on June 10th Actual price: USD $102,000.
  17. Christies A general Map of the Middle British Colonies in America. on June 16th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  18. Ketterer Kunst Doerling Die Siegel des Obezvelvolpal (russ.). Les Sceaux. on May 24th Actual price: USD $97,632.
  19. Ketterer Kunst Sweet Dreams Baby! on June 11th Actual price: USD $96,050.
  20. Christies Lolita. on June 16th Actual price: USD $93,750.
  21. Christies An important archive containing 19 autograph letters, 11 typed letters, 2 autograph card, and 2 printed e-mails from Francis Crick to Georg Kreisel, mathematician and internationally known expert on the foundations of logic and mathematics. on June 16th Actual price: USD $87,500.
  22. Arader Galleries Audubon Aquatint by Havell, Wild Turkey, Male on June 11th Actual price: USD $87,500.
  23. Ketterer Kunst Doerling The vegetable system. Or, the internal structure and the life of herbs; on May 24th Actual price: USD $84,072.
  24. Bonhams Autograph manuscript, in English, headed "The Question stated about abstaining from blood" on June 15th Actual price: USD $83,425.
  25. Sothebys UNIVERSALE DESCRITTIONE DI TUTTA LA TERRA CONOSCIUTA FIN QUI. on June 14th Actual price: USD $81,250.


The 35 auctions reported this week:

Tooveys. Prints on June 15th: 50.00%
PBA Galleries. Fine Americana - Travel - Cartography on June 16th: 64.84%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Bibliophile on June 16th: 74.43%
Christies. Books and Manuscripts on June 16th: 74.83%
Morton Subastas. Books and Documents on June 15th: 17.84%
Bonhams. Fine Books and Manuscripts on June 15th: 75.24%
Dorotheum . Modern and Contemporary Prints on June 14th: 46.43%
Sothebys. Fine Books and Manuscripts on June 14th: 71.48%
Swann Galleries. Art, Press & Illustrated Books on June 14th: 83.33%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on June 14th: 80.72%
John McInnis Auctioneers. Americana on May 30th: 97.37%
Tajan. Ancient and Modern Prints on June 7th: 57.23%
Dorotheum . Art Photography on June 13th: 46.60%
Bonhams. TCM PRESENTS ... ANIMATION ART INCLUDING THE COLLECTION OF TED AND DAWN HOPKINS on June 13th: 78.33%
Heritage Auctions. A Private Collection of Western Americana: Offered in a Special Internet Auction on June 13th: 99.76%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 6/5 on June 12th: 99.60%
Ketterer Kunst . Contemporary Art - Prints on June 11th: 20.00%
Ketterer Kunst . Post War Art I - Prints on June 11th: 70.00%
Ketterer Kunst . Modern Art I - Prints on June 11th: 76.47%
Ketterer Kunst . Post-War II - Prints on June 10th: 62.03%
Ketterer Kunst . Modern Art II - Prints on June 9th: 68.75%
25 Blythe Road. Charles Miller Ltd. - Maritime Collectibles on May 10th: 82.22%
Bubb Kuyper. Old & Rare Books (part 2) on May 25th: 62.34%
Ketterer Kunst Doerling. Rare Books on May 24th: 66.11%
Waverly Auctions. Books on June 9th: 91.83%
Skinner. Historic Maritime - Online bidstart 6/1 on June 9th: 39.16%
Skinner. Gentleman's Auction - Online Bidstart 6/3 on June 9th: 100.00%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Fine Auction - Books and Prints on June 12th: 95.00%
Potomack Company. Books, Prints on June 11th: 70.00%
Arader Galleries. Summer Auction on June 11th: 77.29%
Michaans Auctions. June Estate Auction on June 11th: 46.81%
Auctionata. Post War and Contemporary - Prints on June 10th: 23.97%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 6/5 on June 12th: 99.59%
Heritage Auctions. Animation Art on June 12th: 99.31%
Heritage Auctions. Legends of the West on June 11th: 72.83%

For the week ahead 30 sales are scheduled: 

Mon. Jun. 20th 
Dorotheum . Vienna. Imperial Court Memorabilia and Historical Objects. 65 lots 

Tue. Jun. 21st 
Stockholms Auktionsverk. Stockholm. Rare Books, Maps and Manuscripts. 314 lots 
Swann Galleries. New York. Printed and Manuscript Americana. 397 lots 
Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions. Bruxelles . Antiquarian Books. 540 lots 
Sothebys. London. Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale. 1 lots 

Wed. Jun. 22nd 
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . Books and Old Paper. 300 lots 
Bonhams. London. Prints and Multiples. 148 lots 
Dorotheum . Vienna. Autographs. 399 lots 
Old World Auctions. Glen Allen. Antique Maps, Globes, Charts, Atlases & Vintage Graphics - online bidstart 6/15. 471 lots 
Philobiblon Auctions. Rome. RARE AND ANCIENT BOOKS, INCLUDING AN IMPORTANT COLLECTION OF ALDINE EDITIONS AND RENAISSANCE BINDIN. 284 lots 
Ader. PARIS. Letters and Autograph Manuscripts. 299 lots 
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Israeli Culture of the 60's, 70's, and 80's. 219 lots 
Sothebys. London. Impressionist and Modern Art Day Sale. 1 lots 

Thu. Jun. 23rd 
Pandolfini. Florence . Prints and Drawings from the 16th to the 20th Century - Books. 242 lots 
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Fine and Decorative Arts - Prints. 59 lots 
RR Auction. Amherst. Pop Culture - Internet Bidstart 6/15. 482 lots 
Kestenbaum and Company. New York. Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Holy Land Maps and Ceremonial Objects. 304 lots 
Adams Amsterdam Auctions. Amsterdam. Fine Art - Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints, Photos, Books. 132 lots 
Sothebys. Hong Kong. Boundless: Contemporary Art. 13 lots 
Ader. PARIS. Letters and Autograph Manuscripts - Day 2. 285 lots 

Fri. Jun. 24th 
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. 75172 Pforzheim. Books, Graphics modern and ancient Arts, Antiques. 4086 lots 
Heritage Auctions. Beverly Hills. Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Signature Auction. 901 lots 
Auctionata. New York. That's Entertainment! - A Collection of Original Scripts, Ephemera & Memorabilia. 110 lots 

Sat. Jun. 25th 
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Prints, Multiples and Photography. 161 lots 
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. 20th Century Spirit. 4 lots 
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. The Golden Age of Magic Posters - The Nielsen Collection - Part 1. 324 lots 
Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic Booksellers. Gahanna. Numismatic Books. 379 lots 

Sun. Jun. 26th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 6/19
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 6/19
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books

 

Bruce McKinney

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  • <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>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b>  Lewis Morris Rutherfurd, The Moon, From a Negative taken at the Observatory of Mr. L. M. Rutherfurd...May 19, 1874. Est: $5,000-8,000 (Lot 3)
    <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 (Lot 32)
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> Lee Friedlander, Newark, New Jersey, 1962 and Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1972.<br>Est: $7,000-9,000 (Lot 50)
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> The  papers of Brevet Major General John Gross Barnard (1815-1882), Chief Engineer of the Army of the Potomac. Est: $75,000-100,000 (Lot 160)
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> James Joyce, Dubliners, London: Grant Richards, 1914. First edition. Est: $5,000-8,000 (Lot 362)
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> George Sand, Group of five volumes inscribed to Henry Harrisse. Est: $4,000-6,000 (Lot 405)
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> Thomas More, Sir, Saint [Utopia]: De optimo reip. statu deque nova insula utopia libellus vere aureus… Basel: Froben, March 1518. First Basel edition. Est: $15,000-25,000 (Lot 308)
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> Johannes Brahms, Autograph letter in German signed "Joh. Brahms.” Est: $4,000-6,000 (Lot 285)
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> Kelmscott Press, [Guilelmus, of Tyre, Archbishop]. The History of Godefrey of Boloyne. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1893. Est: $2,000-3,000 (Lot 270)
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> Gilles Robert de Vaugondy, Gilles Didier, Atlas universel...Paris: the author and Boudet, 1757[-58]. Est: $10,000 - $15,000  (Lot 222)
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> John Keats, Lamia, Isabella, the Eve of Saint Agnes and Other Poems. London: Taylor and Hessey, 1820. First edition. Est: $5,000-7,000 (Lot 399)
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> Specimen book of Schumacher & Ettlinge, between 1870-1895. Original roan-backed boards.. Est: $2,000-3,000 (Lot 195)
  • <b>Ketterer Kunst Hamburg, Rare Books Auction on May 22</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 22:</b><br>Book of hours, manuscript on vellum. Around 1520. Est: € 15,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 22:</b><br>H. Schedel, <i>Liber chronicarum</i>. 1493. Est: € 60,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 22:</b><br>Biblia germanica. 1474.<br>Est: € 140,000
    <b>Ketterer Kunst Hamburg, Rare Books Auction on May 22</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 22:</b><br>A. Ortelius, <i>Theatrum orbis terrarum</i>. 1574. Est: € 26,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 22:</b><br>L. de Varthema, <i>Die ritterlich und lobwirdig Rays</i>. 1515. Est: € 15,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 22:</b><br>J. H. van Linschoten, His <i>Discours of Voyages</i>. 1598. Est: € 70,000
    <b>Ketterer Kunst Hamburg, Rare Books Auction on May 22</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 22:</b><br>J. G. Stedman, <i>Narrative of Surinam</i>. 1806. Est: € 8,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 22:</b><br>A. von Menzel, <i>Armeewerk Friedrichs d. Gr.</i> 1855. Est: € 50,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 22:</b><br>G. Heym, <i>Umbra Vitae</i>. 1924. Est: € 8,000
    <b>Ketterer Kunst Hamburg, Rare Books Auction on May 22</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 22:</b><br>Master binding by G. Levitzky. 1914. Est: € 2,500
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 22:</b><br>R. Char, <i>A la santé du serpent</i>. 1954. Est: € 8,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 22:</b><br>Nam June Paik, Fluxus Testament. 1975. Est: € 18,000
  • <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