• <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
  • <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>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

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42 Auctions Archived, 37 Sales Upcoming

For the week ending the 24th of September, 42 auctions were archived, generating $17,785,019 in sales. Eight of these sales were denominated in euros, 9 in British pounds, and 25 in U. S. dollars. A total of 12,052 lots were offered, while 9,399 were sold, for a robust success rate of 78%. The fall auction season has quickly swung into action. Last week's sales were less than $3 million. Thirty-seven more auctions are scheduled for the coming week. Look for heavy action going forward all the way until the middle of December.

 

5 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Arader Galleries. Natural History Works on Paper, Historic Maps, Rare Books and Audubon's Birds of America and Quadrup on September 17th: $3,276,779
Christies. Prints and Multiples on September 21st: $3,186,950
Swann Galleries. 19th and 20th Century Prints and Drawings on September 22nd: $2,434,897
Bonhams. Exploration and Travel on September 20th: $1,135,874
Heritage Auctions. Lincoln and His Times A joint Auction by Heritage Auctions and The Rail Splitter in Recognition of t on September 17th: $1,023,589

12 auctions saw total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered in the sale:

Christies. Private Collection of President and Mrs. Ronald Reagan - Books, Prints on September 21st: 761.09%
Kedem Auction. History of the Jewish People in Eretz Israel and the Diaspora on September 21st: 170.38%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. August ‘unreserved book stock’ auction on August 17th: 167.13%
Ader. Books and Advertising on September 15th: 150.45%
Bruun Rasmussen. Books on September 20th: 145.15%
Kedem Auction. Jewish and Israeli History and Culture on September 20th: 135.72%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Antiquarian Literature and History on September 14th: 134.68%
Tajan. Claude Morillon's Library on September 20th: 129.43%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps and Documents on July 20th: 118.02%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Fine Art - Prints on June 29th: 108.61%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Children's and Illustrated Books on July 21st: 108.22%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps and Documents on June 16th: 100.16%


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

Christies. Private Collection of President and Mrs. Ronald Reagan - Books, Prints on September 21st: 100.00%
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. September Catalogue Auction on September 19th: 100.00%
Dallas Auction Gallery. The Fine and Decorative Art Auction - Books and Prints on September 14th: 100.00%
Gateway Gallery Auction. Sports Cards and Memorabilia on September 17th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 9/11 on September 18th: 100.00%
Carlsen Gallery. 25th Anniversary Auction - Prints, Books on September 18th: 100.00%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. August ‘unreserved book stock’ auction on August 17th: 98.69%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 9/11 on September 18th: 98.68%
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Advertising at Auction on September 17th: 98.13%
Aspire Auctions. Prints - Internet bidstart 9/2 on September 10th: 97.76%
Arader Galleries. Natural History Works on Paper, Historic Maps, Rare Books and Audubon's Birds of America and Quadrup on September 17th: 93.83%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Antiquarian Literature and History on September 14th: 92.40%
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Rare, Out of Print and Used Books on September 9th: 90.93%
Heritage Auctions. Lincoln and His Times A joint Auction by Heritage Auctions and The Rail Splitter in Recognition of t on September 17th: 89.83%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps and Documents on July 20th: 88.33%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Children's and Illustrated Books on July 21st: 88.25%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on September 20th: 86.73%
Dorotheum . Posters, Advertising Art, Comics, Film and Photohistory on September 20th: 86.30%
Ader. Books and Advertising on September 15th: 83.81%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Clocks, etc. - Books on September 20th: 83.33%
Bruun Rasmussen. Books on September 20th: 82.35%
Christies. Prints and Multiples on September 21st: 82.28%
Dorotheum . Books and Decorative Prints on September 21st: 81.79%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps and Documents on June 16th: 80.69%

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Arader Galleries 3 Manuscript Maps delignating the Land of Lord Thomas sixth Lord Fairfax of Cameron (1693-1781) on September 17th Actual price: USD $793,000.
  2. Arader Galleries First centralized, comprehensive, co-ordinated and scientific survey of the state of Maryland by John Henry Alexander on September 17th Actual price: USD $488,000.
  3. Arader Galleries Pivotal Early Views of Washington, DC by George Beck on September 17th Actual price: USD $335,500.
  4. Arader Galleries Pivotal Early Views of Washington, DC by George Beck on September 17th Actual price: USD $335,500.
  5. Christies Moonwalk on September 21st Actual price: USD $240,500.
  6. Arader Galleries Pivotal Early Views of Washington, DC by George Beck on September 17th Actual price: USD $213,500.
  7. Christies Superman, from: Myths on September 21st Actual price: USD $209,300.
  8. Christies La clownesse assise (Mademoiselle CHA-U-KA-O) on September 21st Actual price: USD $209,300.
  9. Arader Galleries Finest map of the southern East-Coast region of the time by Thomas Hutchins on September 17th Actual price: USD $183,000.
  10. Christies War Bonnet Indian, from: Cowboys and Indians on September 21st Actual price: USD $138,125.
  11. Heritage Auctions A Highly Important Abraham Lincoln Letter to His First Fiancée, Mary Owens. on September 17th Actual price: USD $137,500.
  12. Arader Galleries Audubon Aquatint, Male Turkey, Plate 1 on September 17th Actual price: USD $122,000.
  13. Bonhams The Principall Navigations, Voiages, and Discoveries of the English Nations, made by Sea or ouer Land, to the most remote and farthest distant Quarters of the earth at any time within the compasse of these 1500 yeeres: Devided into three seuerall parts, a on September 20th Actual price: USD $112,500.
  14. Heritage Auctions Mary Todd Lincoln: Silk Mourning Dress Ensemble. on September 17th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  15. Arader Galleries Audubon Aquatint, Long-billed Curlew, Plate 231 on September 17th Actual price: USD $97,600.
  16. Christies My House I, II, and III on September 21st Actual price: USD $78,000.
  17. Bruun Rasmussen Mart. Luther D., to Joseph Levin von Metzsch and Günter von Bünau. 1534. on September 20th Actual price: USD $75,936.
  18. Christies Miroir de la Tauromachie on September 21st Actual price: USD $73,125.
  19. Christies Second Version, Triptych 1944 (Large Version) on September 21st Actual price: USD $73,125.
  20. Bruun Rasmussen Ludvig Holberg's 15 first comedies. on September 20th Actual price: USD $72,576.
  21. Bonhams Untitled Ptolemaic Map of the World. [Insculptum est per Johane Schnitzer de Armszheim.] on September 20th Actual price: USD $62,500.
  22. Christies Ce qui manque à nous tous on September 21st Actual price: USD $61,750.
  23. Bonhams The Aboriginal Port Folio. on September 20th Actual price: USD $56,250.
  24. Bonhams America, quae est Geographiae Blauianae pars quinta liber unus volumen undecimum. on September 20th Actual price: USD $56,250.
  25. Bonhams A Plan of the Roads between Boston and Penobscott Bay. Surveyed by Order of the Governor in pursuance of a resolution of the General court of Massachusetts-Bay by F. Miller. on September 20th Actual price: USD $52,500.


42 total sales reported this week:

PBA Galleries. Angling & Sporting with Travel & Exploration plus Cartography on September 22nd: 61.99%
Kestenbaum and Company. Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Holy Land Maps and Ceremonial Objects on September 22nd: 60.43%
Swann Galleries. 19th and 20th Century Prints and Drawings on September 22nd: 69.46%
Tajan. Claude Morillon's Library on September 20th: 70.91%
Christies. Private Collection of President and Mrs. Ronald Reagan - Books, Prints on September 21st: 100.00%
Clars Auction Gallery. Prints on September 18th: 77.05%
Clars Auction Gallery. Prints on September 17th: 74.53%
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH. Rare Books of the 18th to 20th Centuries on September 16th: 60.75%
Ader. Books and Advertising on September 15th: 83.81%
Aspire Auctions. Prints - Internet bidstart 9/2 on September 10th: 97.76%
Kedem Auction. History of the Jewish People in Eretz Israel and the Diaspora on September 21st: 74.07%
Bonhams. Fine Books and Manuscripts on September 21st: 58.29%
Christies. Prints and Multiples on September 21st: 82.28%
Dorotheum . Books and Decorative Prints on September 21st: 81.79%
Kedem Auction. Jewish and Israeli History and Culture on September 20th: 71.57%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Clocks, etc. - Books on September 20th: 83.33%
Paige Auction. Art, Advertising, Collectibles and More on September 20th: 75.86%
Bruun Rasmussen. Books on September 20th: 82.35%
Dorotheum . Posters, Advertising Art, Comics, Film and Photohistory on September 20th: 86.30%
Bonhams. Exploration and Travel on September 20th: 65.77%
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. September Catalogue Auction on September 19th: 100.00%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on September 20th: 86.73%
Arader Galleries. Natural History Works on Paper, Historic Maps, Rare Books and Audubon's Birds of America and Quadrup on September 17th: 93.83%
Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers. The Philip Murray Book Collection on July 12th: 57.63%
Heritage Auctions. Lincoln and His Times A joint Auction by Heritage Auctions and The Rail Splitter in Recognition of t on September 17th: 89.83%
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Rare, Out of Print and Used Books on September 9th: 90.93%
Mid Hudson Auction Galleries. Americana - Books and Prints on September 10th: 74.07%
Dallas Auction Gallery. The Fine and Decorative Art Auction - Books and Prints on September 14th: 100.00%
Carlsen Gallery. 25th Anniversary Auction - Prints, Books on September 18th: 100.00%
PBA Galleries. Rare Golf Books & Memorabilia (Sunday in the Poconos) on September 18th: 66.83%
Gateway Gallery Auction. Sports Cards and Memorabilia on September 17th: 100.00%
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Advertising at Auction on September 17th: 98.13%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 9/11 on September 18th: 98.68%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 9/11 on September 18th: 100.00%
RR Auction. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 8/19 on September 14th: 53.51%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Antiquarian Literature and History on September 14th: 92.40%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. August ‘unreserved book stock’ auction on August 17th: 98.69%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Children's and Illustrated Books on July 21st: 88.25%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps and Documents on July 20th: 88.33%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Art of the Book: Book Binding Studio of Philip Smith on June 30th: 70.97%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Fine Art - Prints on June 29th: 68.75%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps and Documents on June 16th: 80.69%


For the week ahead 37 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Sep. 26th
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet pre-bidding 9/15-9/25. 103 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 77 lots
Rossini. Paris. Prints, 19th and 20th Century. 33 lots

Tue. Sep. 27th
Sothebys. London. Prints and Multiples. 246 lots
Christies. New York. First Open | Home - Books, Photos, Prints. 50 lots
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Books and Documents. 304 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Old Master Prints. 4 lots
Ader. PARIS. Post War and Contemporary Art - Prints. 85 lots

Wed. Sep. 28th
Dorotheum . Vienna. Globes. 16 lots
Sothebys. Paris. Robert de Balkany, Rue de Varenne, Paris – Day sale. 19 lots
Artcurial. Paris. More. 81 lots
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . Modern, Post-Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints. 228 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 24 lots
Sothebys. London. Made in Britain - Prints. 100 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Modern Classics - Prints. 7 lots

Thu. Sep. 29th
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. 20th Century Books and Works on Paper. 404 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Illustration Art. 303 lots
Dorotheum . Vienna. Prints Before 1900. 74 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Architectural Books, Prints and Drawings. The Property of the late Nancy Sheiry Glaister. 153 lots
Christies. New York. Thiebaud from Thiebaud: Prints and Works on Paper from the Private Studio of Wayne Thiebaud. 97 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Editions. 121 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Post War and Contemporary Art - Prints. 11 lots
Ader. PARIS. Photographies à Tout Prix !. 451 lots

Fri. Sep. 30th
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Fine Prints. 279 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Ornithology - Books and Prints. 146 lots
Freemans. Philadelphia. Books, Maps and Manuscripts. 411 lots
ALDE. Paris. Antiquarian and 19th Century Books. 188 lots
Guernseys. New York, NY. Johnny Winter - The Auction. 74 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Americana: Railroad Passes, Books, Ephemera. 602 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Art of the 20th and 21st Century - Prints. 60 lots

Sat. Oct. 1st
Guernseys. New York, NY. Guernseys: Johnny Winter - The Auction. 159 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Americana: Railroad Passes, Books, Ephemera. 298 lots
ALDE. Paris. Antiquarian Books of the XIXth Century. 142 lots

Sun. Oct. 2nd
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Americana: Railroad Passes, Books, Ephemera. 403 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 9/25.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 9/25.

Mike Stillman

RBH and AE

  • <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books and Works on Paper. March 30, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Potter (Beatrix). The Tale of Peter Rabbit, first edition, first issue, [1901]. Part of an extensive, private Beatrix Potter collection. £15,000 - 20,000
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Dodgson (Charles Lutwidge). The Hunting of the Snark, first edition, with original printed dust-jacket, 1876.<br>£7,000 - 9,000
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Buckland Wright (John). Pervigilium Veneris: The Vigil of Venus, number 1 of 100 copies (Christopher Sandford's copy), Golden Cockerel Press, 1939.<br>£2,000 - 3,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books and Works on Paper. March 30, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Kelmscott Press. Keats (John). The Poems, one of 300, orig. vellum, 8vo, Kelmscott Press, 1894. £1,800 - 2,200
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Greenhill (Elizabeth).- Morison (Stanley) and Kenneth Day. The Typographic Book, 1450-1935, bound in dark green goatskin by Elizabeth Greenhill, 1963. £6,000 - 8,000
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Fitzgerald (F. Scott). The Great Gatsby, first edition, first state dust-jacket, New York, 1925. £25,000 - 35,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books and Works on Paper. March 30, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Dionysius, <i>Halicarnassensis</i>. Antiquitates Romanae, Editio princeps, Treviso, Bernardinus Celerius, 24 or 25 February, 1480. £4,000 - 6,000
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Canon Law. [Laurentius Puldericus. Breviarum decreti], manuscript in Latin, on paper, [?Germany], [c. 1450].<br>£5,000 - 7,000
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Swimming. Percey (William) The Compleat Swimmer: or, the Art of Swimming, first and only edition, by J.C. for Henry Fletcher, 1658. £5,000 - 7,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books and Works on Paper. March 30, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Binding with silverwork by Anthony Nelme. The Holy Bible, containing the Old Testament and the New: : newly translated out of the original tongues, Oxford, John Baskett, 1716. £10,000 - 15,000
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> George IV's copy. Nash (John, architect). The Royal Pavilion at Brighton, one of 10 copies, 1826. £8,000 - 10,000
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Blake (William, 1757-1827). "With Dreams upon my bed thou scarest me & affrightest me with Visions", 1825. £700 - 1,000
  • <b>Auction Pierre Bergé & associés in association with Sotheby’s: Important Books and Manuscripts from the Library of Jean A. Bonna from the 15th to the 20th Century. Sale on April 26, 2017. Exhibition in London March 28-30</b>
    <b>Pierre Bergé & Associés, Apr. 26:</b> Galileo, <i>Discorsi e Dimostrazioni matematiche.</i> Leyde, Elzevier, 1638. Original edition: only known copy of the first state. €700,000 – 900,000
    <b>Pierre Bergé & Associés, Apr. 26:</b> Fables illustrated by Benjamin Rabier. Paris, Tallandier, without date [ca. 1910]. Superb binding doubled in vellum decorated with painted and mosaic decors by André Mare illustrating four fables. €10,000 – 15,000
    <b>Pierre Bergé & Associés, Apr. 26:</b> Gustave Flaubert, draft for the preface of the <i>Memoir for the defense of Madame Bovary</i>, 15-30 January 1857. Exceptiona signed autograph manuscript. €40,000 – 60,000
    <b>Auction Pierre Bergé & associés in association with Sotheby’s: Important Books and Manuscripts from the Library of Jean A. Bonna from the 15th to the 20th Century. Sale on April 26, 2017. Exhibition in London March 28-30</b>
    <b>Pierre Bergé & Associés, Apr. 26:</b> Boccace, <i>The Book of Praise and the Virtue of the Noble and Cleric Ladies.</i> Verard, 1493. First edition of the French version attributed to Laurent de Premierfait. €40,000 – 60,000
    <b>Pierre Bergé & Associés, Apr. 26:</b> Exceptional set of 15 original bindings by Jean de Gonet, on rare editions illustrated by Picasso, Matisse, Miro or original editions of Bataille or Radiguet.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30: Printed & Manuscript African Americana</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> Malcolm X, typed manuscripts for the <i>LA Herald Dispatch</i> column "God's Angry Men," 1957.<br>$200,000 to $300,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> Frederick Douglass, Autograph Letter Signed to George Alfred Townsend, Washington, 1880.<br>$40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> Carte-de-visite album featuring a previously unrecorded image of Harriet Tubman, 1860s.<br>$20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30: Printed & Manuscript African Americana</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> Collection of documents from the Montgomery Improvement Association, Alabama, 1955-63. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> Martin Luther King, Jr., working draft of the "Letter from Birmingham Jail," Alabama, 1963. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> <i>Benjamin Bannaker's Almanac</i> for 1795, Baltimore. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30: Printed & Manuscript African Americana</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> Collection of 41 letters addressed to Rebecca Primus, 1854-72.<br>$20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> Abby Fisher, <i>What Mrs. Fisher Knows About Old Southern Cooking</i>, first edition, San Francisco, 1881.<br>$10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> Victor H. Green, <i>The Negro Motorist Green-Book for 1941</i>, New York, 1940. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> Toni Morrison, <i>The Bluest Eye, </i>reviewer's copy, New York, 1971. $4,000 to $6,000.
  • <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> THE PAPERS OF BREVET MAJOR GENERAL JOHN GROSS BARNARD (1815-1882), Chief Engineer of the Army of the Potomac. Estimate: $75,000-100,000
    <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
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> WILLIAM FADEN, A Plan of New York Island, with part of Long Island, Staten Island & East New Jersey. London: 1776. Estimate: $5,000-8,000
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> MAX BEERBOHM, Lord Curzon delivering an oration. Original drawing with collage. London, 1912. Est: $2,000-3,000
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> AMERICAN REVOLUTION, Recueil des Loix Constitutives des Colonies Angloises. A Philadelphie, et se vend a Paris: Cellot & Jombert, 1778. First collected edition in French. Estimate: $500-800
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> WILLIAM TECUMSEH SHERMAN, Confederate General Joseph Johnston's copy of Sherman's General Orders No. 65 announcing the final agreement of Surrender, 27 April 1865. Est: $4,000-6,000
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> JOHN KEATS, Lamia, Isabella, the Eve of Saint Agnes and Other Poems. London: Taylor and Hessey, 1820. First edition of Keats’s third book.. Estimate: $5,000-7,000
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> M. T. Cicero's Cato Major, or his discourse of Old-age: With Explanatory Notes. Philadelphia: Benjamin Franklin, 1744. Est: $5,000-8,000
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> WINSTON S CHURCHILL, History of the English Speaking Peoples. London: Cassell, 1956-58. First editions. Est: $1,500-2,500