• <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 14: Illustration Art</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 14:</b> James Montgomery Flagg, <i>Friend, Wife</i>, graphite & watercolor cover for Judge magazine, May 1920. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 14:</b> Georges Lepape, <i>Après la Tempête</i>, watercolor, ink & graphite cover for <i>Vogue</i>, April 1919, inscribed to Madame Condé Nast. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 14:</b> Maurice Sendak, <i>Little Bear & His Parents </i>, pencil study & finished watercolor for <i>Bears of the World</i>, 1981. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 14: Illustration Art</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 14:</b><br>Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel), <i>A Great Gallumphing Galoot!</i>, original drawing & inscription, signed twice, in <i>Dr. Seuss's ABC</i>. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 14:</b> Scrapbook relating to the production of <i>Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs</i>, with 20 original drawings, circa 1937. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 14:</b> Charles M. Schulz, <i>Gentleman Biographer</i>, pen & ink, <i>Peanuts</i> comic strip, 1972. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 14: Illustration Art</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 14:</b> Jerry Pinkney, <i>[Brer Rabbit & Brer Bear]</i>, watercolor, pen & ink on paper, 1990. $20,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 14:</b> <i>Daffydils</i>, festschrift for Harry Hershfield, signed with cartoons & caricatures by George Herriman, Winsor McCay & others, 1911. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 14:</b> W.W. Denslow, <i>Higglepy, Piggleby, My Black Hen</i>, ink & gouache, for <i>Denslow's Mother Goose </i>, 1901. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 14: Illustration Art</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 14:</b> Pavel Tchelitchew, <i>Savonarola</i>, graphite & gouache, sketch for the production at Theater in der Königgrätzer Straße, 1923. $5,000 to $7,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 14:</b> John Philip Falter, <i>Strictly Off the Record</i>, oil on canvas, for Four Roses Whiskey, 1942. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 14:</b> Charles Addams, <i>Movie Scream</i>, pen, ink & watercolor cartoon for <i>The New Yorker</i>, January 1947. $12,000 to $18,000.
  • <b>Les Collections Aristophil:<br>December 20, 2017</b>
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> SAINT-EXUPERY, ANTOINE DE. Kodachrome Film (16mm) showing Antoine de Saint-Exupery and Consuelo on a boat, 1942. JOINED: Guestbook for the Boat, signed, with a drawing of the Little Prince. 15 000 to 20 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> CANDEE, HELEN CHURCHILL. Autograph manuscript. TITANIC, 40 leaves. Original account of the most famous shipwreck, by a survivor of the ordeal. 300 000 to 400 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> TITANIC. Collection of 7 documents relating to the shipwreck of the Titanic (14 April 1912). 20 000 to<br>30 000 €
    <b>Les Collections Aristophil:<br>December 20, 2017</b>
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> DUPLEIX DE CADIGNAN, JEANBAPTISTE. Signed autograph manuscript. Thirty years of memoirs related to military services and important information on the American War of Independence.<br>40 000 to 50 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> CURTIUS. Faiz et Conquestes d'Alexandre [Histoire d'Alexandre le Grand]. In French, illuminated manuscript on paper and parchment, 16 large miniatures. 300 000 to<br>500 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> NELSON, HORATIO. Signed autograph letter, ‘Nelson & Bronte,” aboard the Amazon, 14 October 1801, addressed to Sir William Hamilton. 4 000 to 5 000 €
    <b>Les Collections Aristophil:<br>December 20, 2017</b>
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> GIROLAMO FRANCESCO MARIA MAZZUOLI DIT LE PARMESAN. Le couple amoureux. Pen and brown ink. 80 000 to 120 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> SADE, DONATIEN-ALPHONSE-FRANÇOIS, MARQUIS DE. Autograph manuscript. The 120 Days of Sodom, or the School of Libertinage, 1785.<br>4 000 000 to 6 000 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> MIRÓ, JOAN. Signed autograph correspondence to Thomas and Diane Bouchard (1949-1976). 50 000 to 60 000 €
    <b>Les Collections Aristophil:<br>December 20, 2017</b>
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> BALZAC, HONORÉ DE. Signed autograph manuscript, Ursule Mirouët, [1841]. One of only two manuscripts of novels by Balzac in private hands. 800 000 to<br>1 200 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> LENOIR, ALEXANDRE. Essai sur l'histoire des arts en Egypte pouvant servir d'appendice au grand ouvrage de la Commission. autograph manuscript with numerous additions and corrections. 40 000 to 50 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> SCHRÖDINGER, ERWIN. Autograph manuscript [Spring 1946, sent to Albert Einstein]. 1 500 to 2 000 €
  • <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Charles Darwin on sexuality and the transmission of hereditary characteristics: Autograph Letter Signed to Lawson Tait. Down, 17 January [1877].
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> MILTON, JOHN. <i>Paradise Lost. A Poem written in ten books.</i> London: 1667. A very rare example with the contemporary binding untouched and with a 1667 title page.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Hamilton secures the ratification of the Constitution: <i>The Debates and Proceedings of the Convention of the State of New-York, assembled at Poughkeespsie, on the 17th June, 1788.</i>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> The social contract “Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains”: ROUSSEAU, JEAN-JACQUES. <i>Principes du Droit Politique [Du Contract Social]</i>. Amsterdam: Michel Rey, 1762
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> “The first English textbook on geometrical land-measurement and surveying”: BENESE, RICHARD. <i>This Boke Sheweth the Maner of Measurynge All Maner of Lande…</i>
  • <b>Bonhams: History of Science and Technology. Wednesday, December 6, 2017. New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 95. Turing. <i>Systems of Logic Based on Ordinals</i>. Offprint. London, 1939. Robin Gandy's Copy. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 98. Zernike, Fritz. The 1953 Nobel Prize for Physics: The Invention of the Phase-Contrast Microscope. $100,000 to $150,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 111. Apple 1 Computer, operational, with exceptional provenance. $400,000 to $600,000
    <b>Bonhams: Voices of the 20th Century. Wednesday, December 6, 2017. New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1074. Bruce, Lenny. An unreleased 16 mm film by "Count" Lewis DePasquale featuring Lenny Bruce. $7,000 to $10,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1254. Hirohito. Manuscript in Japanese, "The Emperor's Monologue," transcribed by Terasaki Hidenari. $100,000 to $150,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1095. Goldman. Emma. Large archive of correspondence, much of it to Warren Starr Van Valkenburgh. $70,000 to $100,000
    <b>Bonhams: History of Science and Technology. Wednesday, December 6, 2017. New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 109. Wozniak and Jobs. The First Digital "Blue Box", Berkeley, 1972. $30,000 to $50,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 46. Newton, Isaac. <i>Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica</i>. 1st issue. London, 1687. $300,000 to $500,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 49. Newton. Autograph Manuscript in English, a portion of a draft of Newton's study on revelation. $15,000 to $20,000
    <b>Bonhams: Voices of the 20th Century. Wednesday, December 6, 2017. New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1027. Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby. 1st edition, 1st issue. Scribners, 1925. $40,000 to $60,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1042. Hemingway., Ernest. For Whom the Bell Tolls. Presentation copy, one of 15 copies. Scribners, 1940. $25,000 to $35,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1215. A 48-star American Flag, flown from LCT-703, sunk on Omaha Beach, December 1944. $15,000 to $20,000

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30 Auctions Archived, 19 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday July 2nd, 30 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Database; 1 in Swiss francs, 12 in euros, 2 in British pounds, and 15 in US dollars.  Turnover was $6,820,785 as 6,460 lots were offered and 4,526 sold for a 70% success rate.

 

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

OSENAT20th Century Spirit on June 25th: 166.80% 
Pierre Berge and AssociesRolling Stone: Edition on June 28th: 106.98% 


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

Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 6/19 on June 26th: 99.64% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsThe Golden Age of Magic Posters - The Nielsen Collection - Part 1 on June 25th: 97.22% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 6/19 on June 26th: 96.39% 
Alaska AuctionBooks, Posters, Prints on June 23rd: 90.24% 
PBA GalleriesFine and Rare Books - Art and Illustration on June 30th: 84.89% 
 


30 total sales reported this week: 

Philobiblon AuctionsRARE AND ANCIENT BOOKS, INCLUDING AN IMPORTANT COLLECTION OF ALDINE EDITIONS AND RENAISSANCE BINDIN on June 22nd: 55.28% 
AuctionataCollect Now - Post-War and Contemporary Art on June 30th: 25.00% 
AuctionataAll Facets of Editions on June 30th: 35.88% 
PBA GalleriesFine and Rare Books - Art and Illustration on June 30th: 84.89% 
SothebysContemporary Art Day Auction - Prints on June 29th: 70.00% 
Purcell AuctioneersAntiques and Collectables -Books and Prints on June 29th: 45.24% 
BonhamsEntertainment Memorabilia on June 29th: 68.11% 
Leslie Hindman AuctioneersPalm Beach Marketplace Auction - Prints, Books on June 28th: 64.00% 
Pierre Berge and AssociesRolling Stone: Edition on June 28th: 65.85% 
Winter AssociatesJune Auction - Prints, Books on June 27th: 51.06% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on June 28th: 76.39% 
Mid Hudson Auction GalleriesCollectibles - Prints on June 25th: 73.68% 
Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic BooksellersNumismatic Books on June 25th: 54.35% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsThe Golden Age of Magic Posters - The Nielsen Collection - Part 1 on June 25th: 97.22% 
OSENAT20th Century Spirit on June 25th: 75.00% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 6/19 on June 26th: 96.39% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 6/19 on June 26th: 99.64% 
Koller AuctionsPrints, Multiples and Photography on June 25th: 77.64% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersThree Centuries of Style: Fine & Decorative Arts from the 18th, 19th and Early 20th Centuries - Prin on June 25th: 66.67% 
AuctionataThat's Entertainment! - A Collection of Original Scripts, Ephemera & Memorabilia on June 24th: 5.45% 
Alaska AuctionBooks, Posters, Prints on June 23rd: 90.24% 
Kedem AuctionIsraeli Culture of the 60's, 70's, and 80's on June 22nd: 62.10% 
Gonnelli Casa DAstePrints on June 14th: 44.47% 
PandolfiniPrints and Drawings from the 16th to the 20th Century - Books on June 23rd: 74.79% 
Adams Amsterdam AuctionsFine Art - Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints, Photos, Books on June 23rd: 66.67% 
Kestenbaum and CompanyFine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Holy Land Maps and Ceremonial Objects on June 23rd: 59.87% 
RR AuctionPop Culture - Internet Bidstart 6/15 on June 23rd: 59.13% 
EldredsFine and Decorative Arts - Prints on June 23rd: 67.80% 
AderLetters and Autograph Manuscripts - Day 2 on June 23rd: 53.33% 
AderLetters and Autograph Manuscripts on June 22nd: 64.88% 

 
 
Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys PRIMER on June 29th Actual price: USD $167,500.
  2. Heritage Auctions Prince Owned And Played Custom Made Signature Yellow Cloud Guitar (Circa 1988-1994). on June 25th Actual price: USD $137,500.
  3. Bonhams The Beatles: a rare autographed 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' album, signed on the gatefold sleeve by John Lennon, Paul McCartney George Harrison and Ringo Starr [later], on June 29th Actual price: USD $99,830.
  4. RR Auction John F. Kennedy Handwritten Letter to Mary Pinchot Meyer on June 23rd Actual price: USD $88,971.
  5. Bonhams Queen: Freddie Mercury's lyric notebook, circa 1988-1990, on June 29th Actual price: USD $83,750.
  6. Sothebys I. LUTZ, ALEX, SUZANNE AND CHRISTOPH ON BEACH II. JOY RAY III. CORINNE ON GLOUCESTER PLACE IV. MIKE PICKERING V. CHOIR VI. LUTZ & ALEX HOLDING EACH OTHER VII. OPERATING THEATER I VIII. CORNEL, ZURICH IX. HONG KONG TV REPORTER on June 29th Actual price: USD $75,375.
  7. RR Auction John F. Kennedy’s Rocking Chair on June 23rd Actual price: USD $74,938.
  8. Kestenbaum and Company Siddur [Weekday, Sabbath and Festival prayers. Includes Passover Hagadah and Ethics of the Fathers]. According to Aschkenazic rite. on June 23rd Actual price: USD $73,800.
  9. Pierre Berge and Associes Correspondance adressée à FélixBracquemond. on June 28th Actual price: USD $62,906.
  10. Sothebys SUBSTRAT 35 II on June 29th Actual price: USD $58,625.
  11. Pierre Berge and Associes Les Métamorphoses, eaux-fortes originales de Picasso on June 28th Actual price: USD $54,251.
  12. Sothebys LIGHTER 63 on June 29th Actual price: USD $46,900.
  13. Pandolfini DAS WERK VON GUSTAV KLIMT Hugo Heller. Vienna 1918. on June 23rd Actual price: USD $46,750.
  14. Kestenbaum and Company Miniature Sepher Torah written on vellum in an Aschkenazi square Hebrew hand. on June 23rd Actual price: USD $46,125.
  15. Potter and Potter Auctions Houdini Presents His Own Original Invention. The Greatest Sensational Mystery Ever Attempted In This or Any Other Age. on June 25th Actual price: USD $45,600.
  16. Heritage Auctions John Lennon Signed Copy Of Double Fantasy Owned By a Dakota Employee Who Attended To Lennon On The Night He Was Shot (Geffen GHS 2001, 1980). on June 25th Actual price: USD $42,500.
  17. Sothebys JOE 2064 on June 29th Actual price: USD $41,875.
  18. Ader Alexander CALDER Manuscrit autographe signé on June 22nd Actual price: USD $41,250.
  19. Sothebys ABSTRAKTES BILD (P1) on June 29th Actual price: USD $40,200.
  20. Kestenbaum and Company (RaYa”Tz. Sixth Grand Rabbi of Lubavitch, 1880-1950). on June 23rd Actual price: USD $39,360.
  21. Pandolfini Peripateticarum quaestionum libri quinque. on June 23rd Actual price: USD $38,500.
  22. Ader Stéphane MALLARMÉ Éventail avec poème autographe signé ; éventail plié de papier japonais décoré on June 22nd Actual price: USD $37,125.
  23. Sothebys LAKE SUPERIOR, JACOBS CREEK FALLS on June 29th Actual price: USD $36,850.
  24. Heritage Auctions Billie Holiday Concert Poster (Joe Glaser Presents, 1949), Extremely Rare. on June 25th Actual price: USD $35,000.
  25. Bonhams The Beatles / Peter Blake: A rare cut-out used on the 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' album cover of Bobby Breen, signed by Sir Peter Blake [later], on June 29th Actual price: USD $33,500.



For the week ahead 19 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jul. 4th
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Comic Strips. 233 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 116 lots

Tue. Jul. 5th
Sothebys. London. Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts. 71 lots
Ader. PARIS. Illustrated and Modern Books. 134 lots
Christies. London - King Street. Fifty Prints by Rembrandt Van Rijn - A Private English Collection. 50 lots

Wed. Jul. 6th
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Western Manuscripts and Miniatures. 112 lots

Thu. Jul. 7th
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Autographs, Documents, Ancient and Modern Books. 409 lots
John McInnis Auctioneers. Amesbury. Hopedale Mass. On Site Auction. 46 lots
Minerva Auctions Roma. Roma. Books, Autographs and Prints - Session 1. 325 lots

Fri. Jul. 8th
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Lancaster. Rare, Out of Print and Used Books. 470 lots
Minerva Auctions Roma. Roma. Books, Autographs and Prints - Session 2. 287 lots
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Marine and Science. 10 lots
Minerva Auctions Roma. Roma. Books, Autographs and Prints - Session 3. 245 lots

Sat. Jul. 9th
Brunk Auctions. Asheville, NC . Books, Prints. 81 lots
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . July Estate Auction. 36 lots
Artcurial. Paris. Automobilia. 48 lots

Sun. Jul. 10th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 7/3.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 7/3.
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books, Art, Ephemera, and Collectibles.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Cowan’s Auctions: Fine Books, Including the Alan Culpin WWI Art Collection – Live Online Auction. Dec. 18, 2017</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> Unique Association Copy of Signed Limited Roosevelt, African Game Trails, Extra-Illustrated. $5,000 - 7,500
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> 24 Volumes Henry James in 1/2 Morocco - Alvin Langdon Coburn Frontis Illustrations. $3,000 - $5,000
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> French Surrealism by Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore, 1930 Limited Edition in Lovely Condition. $3,000 - $5,000
    <b>Cowan’s Auctions: Fine Books, Including the Alan Culpin WWI Art Collection – Live Online Auction. Dec. 18, 2017</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> Unique and Beautifully Written Manuscript of 650 Quarto Pages - Unpublished History of Belle-Isle-En-Mer, 1754. $3,000 - $5,000
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> William Beebe's Classic 4 Volume Work on "The Pheasants," Signed and Inscribed in 1919. $2,000 - $3,000
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> Three Volumes of Washington's War Era Letters Published in New York in 1796. $1,500 - $2,000
    <b>Cowan’s Auctions: Fine Books, Including the Alan Culpin WWI Art Collection – Live Online Auction. Dec. 18, 2017</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> 19th C. Vintage Album with 48 Sepia Toned Albumen Prints by Fratelli Alinari et. al.<br>$1,500 - $2,000
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> Report of Phipps' Voyage in 1773 In Search of a Passage to India Via the North Pole. $1,500 - $2,000
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> 17 Volumes of Wallace's American Trotting Register, 1874-1891. $1,500 - $2,500
    <b>Cowan’s Auctions: Fine Books, Including the Alan Culpin WWI Art Collection – Live Online Auction. Dec. 18, 2017</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> Rare First English Edition of Monardes, Joyfull Newes, 1577, Woodcut Illustrations.<br>$1,500 - $3,000
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> 6 Volume Shakespeare Presented to Virginia Congressman Involved in the "Trent Affair". $1,200 - $1,500
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> Classic Lothar Meggendorfer Movable Book Complete with 8 Chromolithograph Plates, Ca. 1890. $750 - $1,000
  • <b>Sotheby’s New York: Fine Books & Manuscripts. December 11, 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec. 11:</b> Wright, Frank Lloyd. An important collection of early letters from Wright to members of his family. 1909–1926. $60,000 to $80,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec. 11:</b> Rand, Ayn. Ayn Rand's important first speech delivered at the Ford Hall Forum. $60,000 to $80,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec. 11:</b> Tolkien, J.R.R. <i>The Hobbit or There and Back Again</i>. London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1937. $50,000 to $70,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec. 11:</b> [Flemish Flower Manuscript]. Lille, Spanish Netherlands: 1630. $50,000 to $60,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec. 11:</b> García Márquez, Gabriel. Two drafts of an early short story, "Rosas Artificiales.” $40,000 to $60,000
    <b>Sotheby’s New York: History of Science and Technology. December 12, 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec. 12:</b> Enigma M4. A Fully Operational Four-Rotor ("M4") Kriegsmarine Enigma Cipher Machine, 1944. $350,000 To $500,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec. 12:</b> The "Polio" Nobel Prize. The 1954 Nobel Prize Medal for Physiology or Medicine Awarded to Frederick C. Robbins. $200,000 to $300,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec. 12:</b> ENIGMA I. A Fully Operational Early Three-Rotor Enigma I Cipher Machine. Berlin, Heimsoeth Und Rinke, Early 1930s. $120,000 to $180,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec. 12:</b> Bonestell, Chesley. "Saturn, Viewed From Titan, One of Its Satellites." A Mid 1950's Study for the 360° Titan Panorama. 1 ½ x 20’. $100,000 to $150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec. 12:</b> Descartes, René. <i>Discours de la Méthode pour Bien Conduire Sa Raison, & Chercher la Verité dans les Sciences... 1637. $80,000 to $120,000
  • <b>Christie’s Online, Dec. 5 – Dec. 12:</b> <i>John the Baptist</i>. initial 'H' cut from a choirbook [Lombardy or Siena, c. 1470s]. US$6,000–9,000
    <b>Christie’s Online, Dec. 5 – Dec. 12:</b> <i>Maharaja Ranjit Singh (1780–1839) seated on a terrace with Sikh noblemen</i>. [Punjab, North India, circa 1830-40]. Estimate: US$10,000–15,000
  • <b>Bloomsbury Auctions: Books and Works on Paper, including Fine Photographs. December 14, 2017</b>
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Rowling (J.K.). Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, original fine black pen and ink manuscript book by the author J.K.Rowling, with 31pp of text and illustrations. £80,000 to £120,000
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Blaeu (Johannes). <i>Vierde Stuck der Aerdrycks-Beschryving, welck vervat Engelandt</i>, i.e. <i>Theatrum Orbis Terrarum</i>. vol 4, England & Wales. £10,500 to £12,500
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Miró (Joan). L'Homme au Balencier, etching, aquatint and carborundum, printed in colours on Japan paper, signed in pencil lower right. £4,000 to £6,000
    <b>Bloomsbury Auctions: Books and Works on Paper, including Fine Photographs. December 14, 2017</b>
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Steve McCurry (b.1950). Afghan Girl, 1984, pigment inkjet print, signed and numbered 48/250 in pencil on lower margin. £2,500 to £3,500
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Keough (Pat and Rosemarie). <i>Antarctica</i>, no 228 of 950 copies, signed by the authors, many colour illustrations, original dark grey morocco. £2,800 to £3,200
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Rowlandson (Thomas). Darby & Joan, the idyllically contended couple sit either side of a stove in a cosy domestic interior, ink and watercolour on wove paper. £1,000 to £1,500
    <b>Bloomsbury Auctions: Books and Works on Paper, including Fine Photographs. December 14, 2017</b>
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Procktor (Patrick). Tiny blue-eyed goldfish, watercolour, 310 x 460mm., signed in blue crayon, lower right, titled and inscribed Muscat Jan 19. £1,000 to £1,500
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Iouri Abramochkin (b.1936). Horsemen, Dagestan, 1968, Lambda print, printed later, signed, dated, editioned 1/8 and annotated in black ink verso. £800 to £1,200
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Ravilious (Eric).- Shakespeare (William). Twelfth NIght, or, What You Will, number 79 of 275 copies , wood-engraved title. £800 to £1,200
    <b>Bloomsbury Auctions: Books and Works on Paper, including Fine Photographs. December 14, 2017</b>
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Michelangelo.- Chastel (André). <i>The Vatican Frescoes of Michelangelo</i>, Photography by Takashi Okamura, 2 vol., one of 600 sets, colour plates. £500 to £700
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Wyndham (John). <i>The Day of the Triffids; The Kraken Wakes; The Chrysalids;</i> together with 8 other volumes. All first editions. £400 to £600
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946). Goats Along The Seine, 1894. Photogravure, printed 1990s by Dorothy Norman, one from an edition of 40 published by Aperture. £400 to £600
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