• <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Western Manuscripts & Works on Paper. January 25, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions Jan. 25:</b> Zenobius. Epitome proverbiorum Tarrhaei et Didymi [graece], Florence, [possibly Bartolomeo de' Libri for] Filippo Giunta, [after 23 September] 1497. £15,000 – 20,000
    <b>Forum Auctions Jan. 25:</b> Phalaris. [Phalaridis tyranni Apollonii Philosophi pythagoraei Epistolae [Graece], Venice, Bartholomaeus Pelusius, Gabriel Bracius de Brisighella, Johannes Bissolus and Benedictus Mangius, 18 June, 1498. £10,000 – 15,000
    <b>Forum Auctions Jan. 25:</b> Orpheus. Argonautica. Hymni [graece], Florence, [Bartolomeo de' Libri for] Filippo Giunta, 19 September, 1500. £20,000 – 30,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Western Manuscripts & Works on Paper. January 25, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions Jan. 25:</b> Primaleon.- Los tres libros del muy esforçado cavallero Primaleon et Polendos su hermano…, Venice, Giovanni Antonio Nicolini da Sabbio for Giovanni Battista Pederzano, February, 1534. £20,000 – 30,000
    <b>Forum Auctions Jan. 25:</b> Bodoni (Giambattista). Manuale Tipografico, 2 vol., Parma, Giambattista Bodoni, 1818. £8,000 – 12,000
    <b>Forum Auctions Jan. 25:</b> Music. Gafurius (Franchinus). Practica musicae, Brescia, Angelus Britannicus, 23 September, 1497. £10,000 – 15,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Western Manuscripts & Works on Paper. January 25, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions Jan. 25:</b> Bonaventura (Saint). A group of three Franciscan mystical texts, [14th century]. £15,000 – 20,000
    <b>Forum Auctions Jan. 25:</b> Boccaccio (Giovanni). Trattatello in laude di Dante, decorated manuscript on paper, Florence, first half of 15th century. £30,000 – 40,000
    <b>Forum Auctions Jan. 25:</b> Greek medical manuscript. Iatrosophion, decorated manuscript on paper, Greece (probably Crete), [first half of 16th century]. £8,000 – 12,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Western Manuscripts & Works on Paper. January 25, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions Jan. 25:</b> Heraldry. Nayler (George). Album of coats of arms compiled from the papers of Sir George Nayler, 114 coats of arms, most with manuscript captions. [17th, 18th & early 19th centuries]. £1,500 – 2,000
    <b>Forum Auctions Jan. 25:</b> Zoffany (Johan). Autograph Letter signed to Messrs. Raikes & Co., merchants, 1p. with conjugate blank and address panel, 17th July 1801, "In consequence of an order I received from General Claud Martin…”<br>£500 - 700
    <b>Forum Auctions Jan. 25:</b> Bury (Richard de, Bishop of Durham). Philobiblon...sive de amore librorum, Oxford, Joseph Barnes, 1599.<br>£4,000 – 6,000
  • <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>Case Antiques: Winter Art and Antiques Auction. January 21, 2017</b>
    <b>Case Antiques Jan. 21:</b> Cassilly Adams, Civil War era watercolor on paper painting of the navy vessel upon which he was stationed: the U.S.S. Osage. $3,000 – 5,000
    <b>Case Antiques Jan. 21:</b> Audubon, John James and John Bachman, <i>The Quadrupeds of North America.</i> New York: V.G. Audubon, 1854. 3 volumes. $2,400 – 3,400
    <b>Case Antiques Jan. 21:</b> Roulstone, George. <i>LAWS OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE.</i> Printed and published by George Roulstone, Knoxville, (Tennessee), 1803. $2,000 – 3,000
    <b>Case Antiques: Winter Art and Antiques Auction. January 21, 2017</b>
    <b>Case Antiques Jan. 21:</b> Heap, Gwin Harris. <i>CENTRAL ROUTE TO THE PACIFIC, FROM THE VALLEY OF THE MISSISSIPPI TO CALIFORNIA…</i> Philadelphia/London, 1854.<br>$1,800 – 2,200
    <b>Case Antiques Jan. 21:</b> FDR’s personal copy of <i>The Great Smoky Mountains"</i> by Laura Thornborough. Published by Thomas Y. Crowell Company, New York, 1937.<br>$1,500 – 1,800
    <b>Case Antiques Jan. 21:</b> Latour, Arsene Lacarriere. <i>HISTORICAL MEMOIR OF THE WAR IN WEST FLORIDA AND LOUISIANA IN 1814 – 1815. WITH AN ATLAS.</i> Philadelphia, 1816.<br>$1,200 – 1,500
    <b>Case Antiques: Winter Art and Antiques Auction. January 21, 2017</b>
    <b>Case Antiques Jan. 21:</b> [Kennedy Autograph Signature] Kennedy, John F. <i>Profiles in Courage.</i> New York Harper & Brothers, (1956).<br>$1,200 – 1,500
    <b>Case Antiques Jan. 21:</b> Sam Houston signed land document, granting Elias Riddle 100 acres in Bledsoe County, Tennessee "in the grassy cove…" dated February 22, 1828.<br>$1,000 – 1,200
    <b>Case Antiques Jan. 21:</b> "The State of Kentucky with Adjoining Territories" Map, by John Payne, engraved by John Scoles, published by John Low, New York, 1800. $500 – 700
    <b>Case Antiques: Winter Art and Antiques Auction. January 21, 2017</b>
    <b>Case Antiques Jan. 21:</b> Civil War era letter and 4 carte de visites, including Confederate Generals. $300 – 500
    <b>Case Antiques Jan. 21:</b> 12 Bank of East Tennessee Pre Civil War Bills. $350 – 450
    <b>Case Antiques Jan. 21:</b> 2 Early Homeopathy books by Alva Curtis. $300 – 400
  • <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

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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

RBH and AE

 

  • <b>Arader Galleries: Winter 2017 Auction. January 28, 2017</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries Jan. 28:</b> Long-Billed Curlew, Plate 231. John James Audubon. First Edition Robert Havell Aquatint Engraving with Original Hand Color From <i>Birds of America</i>. London, 1827-1838. 37 1/2 x 24 3/4” sheet, 49 1/2 x 37” framed
    <b>Arader Galleries Jan. 28:</b> Summer, or Wood Duck, Plate 206. John James Audubon. First Edition Robert Havell Aquatint Engraving with Original Hand Color From <i>Birds of America</i>. London, 1827-1838. 39 x 25 1/2” inches sheet, 49 1/2 x 37” framed
    <b>Arader Galleries Jan. 28:</b> Fish Hawk or Osprey, Plate 81. John James Audubon. First Edition Robert Havell Aquatint Engraving with Original Hand Color From <i>Birds of America</i>. London, 1827-1838. 38 1/4 x 25 1/4" sheet, 50 x 37” framed
    <b>Arader Galleries: Winter 2017 Auction. January 28, 2017</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries Jan. 28:</b> Great Cinereous Owl, Plate 351. John James Audubon. First Edition Robert Havell Aquatint Engraving with Original Hand Color From <i>Birds of America</i>. London, 1827-1838. 38 x 25” sheet, 50 x 37” framed
    <b>Arader Galleries Jan. 28:</b> A Flying Lizard, Surrounded by Beetles and Other Insects. Herman Henstenburgh, (Hoorn 1667 - 1726). Watercolor and gouache on paper. 7 x 10 1/4" sheet, 13 1/2 x 18 3/4" inches framed
    <b>Arader Galleries Jan. 28:</b> Marco Polo's Sheep (Ovis Poli). Joseph Wolf (1820 - 1899). Pencil and Watercolor, heightened with touches of white. Signed and dated Lower right "J. Wolf 1875". 11 1/4 x 15 1/4" sheet
    <b>Arader Galleries: Winter 2017 Auction. January 28, 2017</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries Jan. 28:</b> Winter Scene in Kamchatka. Attributed to John Webber, R.A. (1751-1793). Oil on Canvas. 25 x 36 1/2" canvas, 30 x 41” framed
    <b>Arader Galleries Jan. 28:</b> Winter River Scene. Cornelius David Krieghoff (1815-1872). Oil on Canvas. 16 x 20” canvas, 25 x 29” framed
    <b>Arader Galleries Jan. 28:</b> Grand Canyon of Arizona from Hermit Rim Road. Thomas Moran (1837-1926). Chromolithograph. New York: Atcheson, Topeka and Sante Fe Railway System, 1913. Printed by American Lithographic Co. 31 3/4 x 41 1/2" sheet
    <b>Arader Galleries: Winter 2017 Auction. January 28, 2017</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries Jan. 28:</b> Occidentalis Americae Partis... Theodore de Bry (1528-1598). Engraved Map. Frankfurt, 1594. 13 1/4 x 17 1/2" sheet, 24 1/2 x 29” framed
    <b>Arader Galleries Jan. 28:</b> Nouveau Monde. Nicolas De Nicolai (1517-1583). Engraved map. Amsterdam, 1602. 12 x 15 1/2"
    <b>Arader Galleries Jan. 28:</b> Typus Universalis Terrae... Petrus Apianus (1495-1552) & Reiner Gemma Frisius (1508-1555). Engraved map. Basel: Reisch, 1583. 8 1/4 x 12” sheet
  • <b>Sotheby’s New York: Alexander Hamilton: An Important Family Archive of Letters and Manuscripts. January 18, 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s New York Jan 18:</b> Alexander Hamilton's Appointment as Aide-De-Camp to General George Washington. $150,000 – 250,000
    <b>Sotheby’s New York Jan 18:</b> Alexander Hamilton. Correspondence about his reputation as a soldier and a gentleman nearly provoking a duel, 1779. $100,000 -150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s New York Jan 18:</b> Alexander Hamilton. The earliest surviving love letter from Hamilton to his future wife Elizabeth Schuyler. $40,000 – 60,000
    <b>Sotheby’s New York: Alexander Hamilton: An Important Family Archive of Letters and Manuscripts. January 18, 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s New York Jan 18:</b> Alexander Hamilton. Autograph letter signed to Elizabeth Schuyler; a love letter that also announces the arrival of French General Rochambeau. $15,000 – 20,000
    <b>Sotheby’s New York Jan 18:</b> Alexander Hamilton. Autograph letter to Elizabeth Schuyler, announcing the treason of Benedict Arnold. $35,000 – 50,000
    <b>Sotheby’s New York Jan 18:</b> Alexander Hamilton. Autograph letter signed to Elizabeth Hamilton, announcing that the army is preparing to engage Cornwallis in Virginia. $30,000 – 50,000
    <b>Sotheby’s New York: Alexander Hamilton: An Important Family Archive of Letters and Manuscripts. January 18, 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s New York Jan 18:</b> Alexander Hamilton. Autograph letter draft to John Jay, concerning his lawsuit against Lewis Littlepage and Henry Brockholst Livingston. $10,000 – 15,000
    <b>Sotheby’s New York Jan 18:</b> Alexander Hamilton. Autograph notes prepared for President Washington's third annual message to congress. $15,000 – 25,000
    <b>Sotheby’s New York Jan 18:</b> Alexander Hamilton. A prevously unrecorded autograph draft of Pacificus essay no. VI.<br>$300,000 – 500,000
    <b>Sotheby’s New York: Alexander Hamilton: An Important Family Archive of Letters and Manuscripts. January 18, 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s New York Jan 18:</b> Alexander Hamilton. Autograph letter draft to an unnamed recipient (but possibly Jeremiah Wadsworth), regarding the presidential election of 1796. $25,000 – 35,000
    <b>Sotheby’s New York Jan 18:</b><br>Philip Hamilton. Autograph letter signed to his father, Alexander Hamilton, ("Dear Papa"), discussing his schooling and his desire to be "a good man." $8,000 – 12,000
    <b>Sotheby’s New York Jan 18:</b> Alexander Hamilton. Two autograph memoranda, one with a diagram, planning the gardens at the grange. $15,000 – 25,000
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Jan 26: Alphonse Mucha & Masters of Art Nouveau: The Harry C. Meyerhoff Collection</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Jan 26:</b> Alphonse Mucha, <i>Princezna Hyacinta</i>, 1911. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Jan 26:</b><br><i>Les Maîtres de l'Affiche</i>, 5 volumes, Paris, 1896-1900.<br>$35,000 to $50,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Jan 26:</b> Alphonse Mucha, <i>Job</i>, 1896.<br>$15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Jan 26: Alphonse Mucha & Masters of Art Nouveau: The Harry C. Meyerhoff Collection</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Jan 26:</b> Alphonse Mucha, <i>Bleuze - Hadancourt Parfumeur</i>, circa 1899.<br>$15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Jan 26:</b> Alphonse Mucha, <i>Lygie</i>, 1901. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Jan 26:</b> Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, <i>Babylone d'Allemagne</i>, 1894.<br>$30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Jan 26: Alphonse Mucha & Masters of Art Nouveau: The Harry C. Meyerhoff Collection</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Jan 26:</b> Alphonse Mucha, <i>Zodiac / La Plume</i>, 1896. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Jan 26:</b> Alphonse Mucha, <i>The Seasons</i>, 4 panels on silk, 1900.<br>$15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Jan 26:</b> Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, <i>Aristide Bruant dans son Cabaret</i>, 1893. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Jan 26: Alphonse Mucha & Masters of Art Nouveau: The Harry C. Meyerhoff Collection</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Jan 26:</b> Alphonse Mucha, <i>Monaco / Monte-Carlo</i>, 1897. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Jan 26:</b> Alphonse Mucha, <i>Medee / Sarah Bernhardt</i>, 1898. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Jan 26:</b> Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, <i>Confetti</i>, 1894. $40,000 to $60,000.
  • <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>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b><br>SAXTON, Christopher. <i>The Travellers Guide being the best Mapp of the Kingdom of England and Principality of Wales</i>. London, [1583, but c.1716].
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b><br>VISSCHER, Claes Jansz. <i>Novissima et Accuratissima Leonis Belgici</i>. Amsterdam, Claes Jansz Visscher, [1611-1621 or later].
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b> PTOLEMAEUS, Claudius. <i>Decima Asie Tabula</i>. Ulm, Lienhart Holle, 16 July 1482.
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b><br>WIT, Frederick de, and Gerard VALK. <i>Orbis Terrarum Nova et Accurata Tabula</i>. Amsterdam, Gerard Valk, [c.1690-1700].
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b><br>APIANUS, Petrus. <i>Astronomicum Caesareum</i>. Ingolstadt, Peter Apian, 1540.
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b><br>CASSINI, Jean-Dominique. <i>Carte de la Lune</i>. Paris, Jean-Dominique Cassini, 1787.
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b> PTOLEMAEUS, Claudius. <i>Geographicae enarrationis libri octo</i>. Argentoragi, 1525.
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b><br>[SAXTON, Christopher]. <i> [An Atlas of England and Wales]</i>. [London, Christopher Saxton, 1579].
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b> Commission des sciences et arts d'Egypte. <i>Description de l’Égypte</i>… Paris, Imprimerie impériale - Imprimerie royale, 1809-1828.
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b> CHURCHMAN, John. <i>To George Washington President of the United States of America this Magnetic Atlas or Variation Chart is humbly inscribed by John Churchman</i>. Philadelphia, 1790.
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b><br>APIANUS, Petrus. <i>Tipus Orbis Universalis</i>. Vienna, Johannes Camertius, 1520.
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b><br>LORIOT, A[uguste], [after] Nicolas LANE. <i>[Pocket globe]</i>. London, 65 New Bond Street, 1809.
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b><br>BLAEU, Johannes. <i>Grooten Atlas</i>. Amsterdam, Joan Blaeu, 1662-1665.
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b><br>INGEBORG BRUN, Emmy. <i>Mars efter Lowell’s Glober 1894-1914</i>. Denmark, [c1915].
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b><br>LUTHER, Martin. <i>Der vierde Teil aller Bücher vnd Schrifften des thewren seligen Mans</i>. Gedruckt zu Jhena, Durch Christian Rödinger, 1556.