• <b>Chiswick Auctions: Modern First Editions, Illustrated Books & Limited Editions. May 30, 2018</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, May 30:</b> Hammett (Dashiell). <i>The Maltese Falcon,</i> FIRST EDITION. A very good copy of this most influential detective fiction novel. £8,000 to £12,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, May 30:</b> Hemingway (Ernest). <i>In Our Time,</i> FIRST EDITION, NUMBER 137 OF 170 COPIES on Rives handmade paper. £15,000 to £18,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, May 30:</b> Hemingway (Ernest). <i>A Farewell to Arms,</i> FIRST EDITION, inscribed by the author to Mike Murphy, a Hemingway biographer and scholar. £4,000 to £6,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions: Modern First Editions, Illustrated Books & Limited Editions. May 30, 2018</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, May 30:</b> Kerouac (Jack). <i>On the Road,</i> FIRST EDITION, New York, Viking, 1957. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, May 30:</b> Ransome (Arthur). <i>Swallows and Amazons,</i> FIRST EDITION, ownership inscription to half title. Only 2,000 copies of the first edition printed. £3,000 to £4,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, May 30:</b> Sewell (Anna). <i>Black Beauty: His Grooms and Companions. The Autobiography of a Horse. Translated from the original Equine,</i> FIRST EDITION, engraved frontispiece. £3,000 to £4,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions: Modern First Editions, Illustrated Books & Limited Editions. May 30, 2018</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, May 30:</b> Capa (Robert). <i>Omaha Beach D-Day, June 6th, 1944,</i> gelatine silver print, printed under the direct supervision of Cornell Capa, 40 x 50.5 cm. £3,000 to £5,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, May 30:</b> Cartier-Bresson (Henri). 'Loudres – Pilgrims Assemble', silver print, stamps and annotations on verso, very slight scratch, 170 x 240 mm, 1950. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, May 30:</b> Carroll, Lewis [Dodgson, Charles Lutwidge]. <i>The Nursery Alice,</i> FIRST EDITION, a very rare inscribed, dedication copy. £8,000 to £10,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions: Modern First Editions, Illustrated Books & Limited Editions. May 30, 2018</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, May 30:</b> Potter (Beatrix). <i>The Tale of Peter Rabbit,</i> FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING, limited to 250 copies [with] the FIRST PUBLISHED EDITION. £12,000 to £15,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, May 30:</b> Wells (H. G.). <i>War of the Worlds,</i> original Danish manuscript, the text written out in block script ink, with over 620 original drawings in ink and watercolour. £1,800 to £2,200
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, May 30:</b> Toulouse-Lautrec (Henri de).- Clemenceau (Georges). <i>Au Pied de Sinai,</i> NUMBER 104 OF 355 COPIES, with the suite of 10 lithographs by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec in 2 states. £1,500 to £2,000
  • <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. May 31, 2018</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 31:</b> Simcoe (John Graves). Plan of the Province of Upper Canada with part of the Adjacent Countries, manuscript map… with numerous contemporary annotations. £6,000 to £8,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 31:</b> Ramusio (Giovanni Battista). <i>Delle Navigationi et Viaggi,</i> 3 vol., mixed edition, 3 double-page engraved maps and 7 folding woodcut maps, Venice, Giunti, 1613. £6,000 to £8,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 31:</b> Dickens (Charles). <i>A Christmas Carol,</i> first edition, first issue, Chapman & Hall, 1843. £6,000 to £8,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. May 31, 2018</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 31:</b> Book of Hours. Hours of the Virgin [Use of Rome] in Latin, miniature illuminated manuscript on vellum with 6 full-page miniatures and 6 large initials with borders, Flanders, [2nd quarter of 15th century]. £6,000 to £8,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 31:</b> G.K. Chesterton archive. Collection of poems, drawings, letters and cards sent to Enid Simon, 1920s. £6,000 to £8,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 31:</b> Pasternak (Boris). <i>Doktor Zhivago</i> original typescript, 2 vol., with manuscript corrections and insertions by the author, the George Katkov copy, c.1956. £100,000 to £150,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. May 31, 2018</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 31:</b> Tolkien (J.R.R.). <i>The Hobbit,</i> first edition, first impression, 1937. £20,000 to £30,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 31:</b> Milton (John). <i>Paradise Lost & Paradise Regain'd,</i> 2 vol., one of 10 copies printed on vellum, Cresset Press, 1931. £8,000 to £12,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 31:</b> Electricity and the vacuum.- Guericke (Otto von). <i>Experimenta nova (ut vocantur) Magdeburgica de Vacuo Spatio,</i> first edition; bound with <i>Philosophia Universa de Microcosmo</i>. £12,000 to £16,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 31:</b> [The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt & Nubia ...], vignette title and 42 plates from the deluxe subscriber's edition, 1842-1849 (43). £7,000 to £10,000
  • <b>Ketterer Kunst Hamburg: Rare Books Auction on May 28th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 28:</b> Book of Hours. Workshop Vrelant, around 1460-70. Est: € 30,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 28:</b> J. J. Marinoni, <i>De Astronomica specula,</i> 1745. Est: € 12,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 28:</b> C. S. Lewis, <i>The Chronicles of Narnia,</i> 1950-56. Est: € 7,500
    <b>Ketterer Kunst Hamburg: Rare Books Auction on May 28th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 28:</b> G. W. Knorr, <i>Regnum florae,</i> 1750. Est:<br>€ 15,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 28:</b> A. M. S. Boethius, <i>De philosophico consolatu,</i> 1501. Est: € 8,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 28:</b> J. Joyce, <i>Ulysses,</i> 1922. Est: € 5,000
    <b>Ketterer Kunst Hamburg: Rare Books Auction on May 28th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 28:</b> Ornaments by H. Vogeler, 1900. Est:<br>€ 4,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 28:</b> <i>Biblia Germanica,</i> 1490. Est: € 15,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 28:</b> F. M. Regenfuss, <i>Auserlesne Schnecken und Muscheln,</i> 1758. Est: € 18,000
    <b>Ketterer Kunst Hamburg: Rare Books Auction on May 28th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 28:</b> Einband Henry van de Velde, 1929. Est: € 4,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 28:</b> <i>Hortus Sanitatis,</i> 1517. Est: € 12,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 28:</b> R. Crevel and J. Miró, 1957. Est: € 3,500

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16 Auctions Archived, 31 Sales Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday 15 October, 16 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 2 sales reported in Swiss francs, 1 in euros, and 13 in US dollars.  Turnover was $3,592,034 as 4,398 lots were offered and 3,456 sold for a 79% success rate.

 

1 auction saw its total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Heritage Auctions. Illustration Art on October 12th: $1,787,996


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

Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 10/2 on October 9th: 99.75%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 10/2 on October 9th: 96.94%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Americana: Railroad Passes, Books, Ephemera on September 30th: 95.85%
Heritage Auctions. Illustration Art on October 12th: 92.65%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on October 11th: 86.67%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Americana: Railroad Passes, Books, Ephemera on October 1st: 86.24%


16 total sales reported this week:

AntiquarianAuctions.com. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 10/6 on October 13th: 49.23%
Neal Auction Company. Books and Prints on September 25th: 77.78%
Potter and Potter Auctions. Illustration Art, Vintage Posters & Prints on September 25th: 35.78%
Potter and Potter Auctions. Advertising, Toys and Con-Op: Posters and Prints on September 24th: 60.49%
Koller Auctions. Autographs on September 24th: 69.66%
Koller Auctions. Books on September 24th: 62.71%
Brunk Auctions. Books, Prints on September 17th: 74.44%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Americana: Railroad Passes, Books, Ephemera on October 2nd: 62.53%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Americana: Railroad Passes, Books, Ephemera on October 1st: 86.24%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Americana: Railroad Passes, Books, Ephemera on September 30th: 95.85%
Heritage Auctions. Illustration Art on October 12th: 92.65%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 10/2 on October 9th: 96.94%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 10/2 on October 9th: 99.75%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. St. Louis Fall Auction - Books and Prints on October 8th: 62.79%
Winter Associates. Continental - Prints and Books on October 10th: 65.52%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on October 11th: 86.67%

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Heritage Auctions E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, original promotional movie illustration, 1982 on October 12th Actual price: USD $394,000.
  2. Heritage Auctions Red Planet, 1974 on October 12th Actual price: USD $346,000.
  3. Koller Auctions De omni rerum fossilium genere, gemmis, lapidibus, mettallis, et huiusmodi, libri aliquot, plerique nunc primum editi. on September 24th Actual price: USD $75,649.
  4. Koller Auctions La nouvelle Justine, ou les Malheurs de la Vertu. on September 24th Actual price: USD $58,681.
  5. Heritage Auctions Vargas Girl, Esquire calendar illustration, February 1946 on October 12th Actual price: USD $57,500.
  6. AntiquarianAuctions.com AFRICAN SCENERY AND ANIMALS on October 13th Actual price: USD $50,000.
  7. Koller Auctions 5 x 5 = 25. on September 24th Actual price: USD $42,925.
  8. Koller Auctions La Philosophie dans le Boudoir, Ouvrage posthume de l'Auteur de Justine. on September 24th Actual price: USD $41,713.
  9. Koller Auctions Astrolabium planu[m] in tabulis Ascendens co[n]tinens qualibet hora atq[ue] mi[nu]to. on September 24th Actual price: USD $40,501.
  10. Heritage Auctions Haute Cuisine, 1964 on October 12th Actual price: USD $40,000.
  11. Heritage Auctions Hold Everything (Making Friends; Puppy Love), Brown and Bigelow calendar illustration, 1962 on October 12th Actual price: USD $40,000.
  12. Heritage Auctions A Lot at Steak, Brown & Bigelow calendar illustration, 1955 on October 12th Actual price: USD $40,000.
  13. Heritage Auctions Worth a Gander, Brown and Bigelow calendar illustration, 1951 on October 12th Actual price: USD $37,500.
  14. Koller Auctions Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure. on September 24th Actual price: USD $36,865.
  15. Heritage Auctions Tasteful Design, circa 1960s on October 12th Actual price: USD $32,500.
  16. Heritage Auctions Elvis Tilley, The New Yorker magazine cover, February 21, 1994 on October 12th Actual price: USD $32,500.
  17. Heritage Auctions Flirtatious on the Phone, Petty Girl Pin-Up calendar illustration, December 1947 on October 12th Actual price: USD $30,000.
  18. Heritage Auctions The Ace of Hearts on October 12th Actual price: USD $30,000.
  19. Koller Auctions Atlas novus exhibens orbem terraqueum per naturae opera ... on September 24th Actual price: USD $24,745.
  20. Koller Auctions The Universal Conchologist Exhibiting the Figure of Every Known Shell Accurately Drawn and Painted After Nature. on September 24th Actual price: USD $24,745.
  21. Koller Auctions Vier eigenh. Briefe und drei Postkarten. on September 24th Actual price: USD $24,745.
  22. Heritage Auctions Formation of the Earth, interior book illustration, 1978 on October 12th Actual price: USD $23,750.
  23. Koller Auctions Historiae Animalium. on September 24th Actual price: USD $23,533.
  24. Heritage Auctions Candlelight Dinner with Redhead, 1965 on October 12th Actual price: USD $22,500.
  25. Koller Auctions Ars conjectandi, opus posthumum. on September 24th Actual price: USD $18,685.



For the week ahead 31 sales are scheduled: 


Mon. Oct. 17th
Artcurial. Paris. Prints and Illustrated Books. 235 lots
PIASA. Paris. Art Nouveau Posters. 104 lots
Australian Book Auctions. Armadale, . Books and Ephemera in All Fields from the Collection of the Late Paul Dwyer. 387 lots
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. American History - Online bidstart 10/6. 391 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Antiques and Interiors with Pictures: Prints. 31 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 85 lots

Tue. Oct. 18th
Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions. Bruxelles . Antiquarian Books. 447 lots
Doyle New York. New York. Prints and Multiples. 218 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Early Printed, Medical, Scientific and Travel Books. 335 lots
PIASA. Paris. Library of Tissot Dupont - Part 1. 280 lots
Bonhams. Los Angeles. Prints and Multiples. 258 lots
Dorotheum . Vienna. Automobilia. 387 lots

Wed. Oct. 19th
PIASA. Paris. Library of Tissot Dupont - Part 2. 298 lots
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Ancient and Modern Books. 246 lots
Bonhams. Edinburgh. The Sporting Sale. 49 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Manuscripts. 324 lots
Christies. New York. The Golden Age of Baseball: Selections of Works from the National Pastime Museum. 484 lots
Sothebys. London. Arts of the Islamic World.

Thu. Oct. 20th
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Fine Photographs. 262 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Americana and the National Parks. 511 lots
Sothebys. London. The Library of an English Bibliophile, Part VI. 200 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Collectors Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 165 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Space and Aviation - Internet bidstart 10/13. 517 lots
Ader. PARIS. Prints. 343 lots

Fri. Oct. 21st
Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic Booksellers. Gahanna. Numismatic Books. 293 lots

Sat. Oct. 22nd
Archives International Auctions. FORT LEE,. U.S. & Worldwide Scripophily, Banknotes & Security Printing Ephemera. 372 lots
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Cleveland. Fine Arts: Prints.
Case Antiques, Inc.. Knoxville. Maps and Books - including Charles and Ann Wells Collection Part 1. 73 lots

Sun. Oct. 23rd
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 10/16.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 10/16.
Grogan and Company. Dedham. The October Auction. 17 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Bonhams: Results from Fine Books and Manuscripts on March 9, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN. Autograph Manuscript sketch-leaf part of the score of the Scottish Songs, "Sunset" Op. 108 no 2. [Vienna, February 1818]. Inscribed by Alexander Wheelock Thayer. SOLD for $131,250
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> Violin belonging to Albert Einstein, presented to him by Oscar H. Steger, 1933. SOLD for $516,500
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> EINSTEIN, ALBERT. Autograph Letter Signed ("Papa") to his son Hans Albert, discussing his involvement with the atomic bomb, September 2, 1945. SOLD for $106,250
    <b>Bonhams: Results from Fine Books and Manuscripts on March 9, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> HAMILTON, ALEXANDER. Autograph Letter Signed, to Baron von Steuben, with extensive notes of Von Steuben's aide Benjamin Walker, June 12, 1780. SOLD for $16,250
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> NEWTON, ISAAC. Autograph Manuscript in Latin, being detailed instructions on making the philosopher's stone. 8 pp. 1790s. SOLD for $275,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> 1869 Inauguration Bible of President Ulysses S. Grant. SOLD for $118,750
  • <b>Archives International Auctions: U.S., Chinese & Worldwide Banknotes, Scripophily & Coins. May 23, 2018</b>
    <b>Archives International, May 23:</b> Chinese-American Bank of Commerce, 1920 "Harbin" Branch Issue Rarity. $5, P-S231s1, S/M#C271-3.5b, Specimen banknote. $25,000 to $35,000
    <b>Archives International, May 23:</b> Deutsch-Asiatische Bank, 1907 "Peking" Branch High Grade Rarity. 5 Taels, P-S280r S/M#T101-11b, Remainder Banknote. $17,000 to $22,000
    <b>Archives International, May 23:</b> Deutsch-Asiatische Bank, 1907, "Tsingtau" Branch Issue Rarity. $1, P-1a S/M#T101-40, Issued banknote. $8,000 to $16,000
    <b>Archives International Auctions: U.S., Chinese & Worldwide Banknotes, Scripophily & Coins. May 23, 2018</b>
    <b>Archives International, May 23:</b> Spanish American War - Three Per Cent Loan of 1898, $20 Bond. Issued and uncanceled. $6,000 to $10,000
    <b>Archives International, May 23:</b> Winnemucca, NV - $5 Ty. 1, The First NB of Winnemucca, Ch# 3575, Fr#1800-1. $3,000 to $5,000
    <b>Archives International, May 23:</b> National Banknote Assortment of Original 1st Charter, Plain Back and Date Back Issues. Lot of 6 notes, Includes Pennsylvania Nationals, First National Bank of Selins Grove, 1865, $1… $3,200 to $4,400
    <b>Archives International Auctions: U.S., Chinese & Worldwide Banknotes, Scripophily & Coins. May 23, 2018</b>
    <b>Archives International, May 23:</b> People's Bank of China, 1950 Issue Banknote. 50,000 Yuan, P-855 KYJ-C157a S/M#C282-, Issued banknote. $7,000 to $12,500
    <b>Archives International, May 23:</b> Pei-Yang Tientsin Bank, ND (ca.1910) Remainder Banknote. $3, P-S2527 S/M#P35-11. $5,000 to $7,000
    <b>Archives International, May 23:</b> Palestine Foundation Fund - Keren Hayesod Specimen Sacrifice Bond 1922. $1,000, Specimen Bond, "For the Up building of Palestine as a Homeland for the Jewish People". $1,500 to $2,500
  • <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>Swann Auction Galleries June 5:</b> Charles Addams, <i>Penguin Convention,</i> watercolor, cover for <i>The New Yorker,</i> 1977. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 5:</b> Ludwig Bemelmans, <i>Agreed! No whiskey anywhere is more deluxe than Walker's DeLuxe,</i> pen, ink & watercolor, 1957. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 5:</b> Charles Schulz, <i>Do you like Beethoven?,</i> pen & ink, 9-panel <i>Peanuts</i> comic, 1970. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 5:</b> Russell Tandy, <i>The Secret in the Old Attic,</i> watercolor & gouache, cover for <i>Nancy Drew,</i> 1944. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 5:</b> Arthur Rackham, <i>Danaë & the Infant Perseus,</i> watercolor, ink & wash, for Hawthorne's <i>A Wonder Book,</i> 1922. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 5:</b> Tom Lovell, <i>I believe in magic too,</i> oil on canvas, published in <i>Woman's Home Companion,</i> 1947. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 5:</b> Enoch Bolles, <i>With Love...,</i> watercolor & gouache, cover for <i>Wow!</i> magazine, 1931. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 5:</b><br>Rick Meyerowitz & Maira Kalman, <i>New Yorkistan,</i> pen, ink & watercolor sketch for a <i>New Yorker cover,</i> 2001. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 5:</b> Jessie Willcox Smith, <i>Touching,</i> watercolor for <i>The Five Senses</i> by Angela M. Keyes, 1911. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 5:</b> Edward Gorey, <i>ABA 75,</i> watercolor & ink, cover for <i>Publisher's Weekly,</i> 1975. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 5:</b> Aubrey Beardsley, <i>Shelter,</i> pen & ink, for <i>Bon-Mots,</i> 1892. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 5:</b> Tedd Arnold, <i>I think it was three days ago...,</i> colored pencil & watercolor, for <i>Parts,</i> 1996. $4,000 to $6,000.
  • <b>Sotheby’s Books & Manuscripts<br>Marcel Proust – Collection Marie-Claude Mante<br>Auction Paris 24 May 2018</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, May 24:</b> Marc Chagall. <i>Daphnis & Chloé</i>. Paris, Tériade, 1961. 42 original lithographs. One of the 10 copies for the collaborators. 80,000-120,000 €
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, May 24:</b> [Marcel Proust] — Gaston Gallimard. Very important letters to Marcel Proust. 1912-1922. 100,000-150,000 €
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, May 24:</b> JESUITS. <i>Relation de ce qui s’est passé en la Nouvelle France en 1635</i> […] 1672. Period calf binding. Very rare set of letters about life in the French territories among warring Indian tribes. 12,000-18,000 €
    <b>Sotheby’s Books & Manuscripts<br>Marcel Proust – Collection Marie-Claude Mante<br>Auction Paris 24 May 2018</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, May 24:</b> Gustave Flaubert. <i>Madame Bovary</i>. Paris, Michel Lévy Frères, 1857. One of the few deluxe copies, with inscription to Adolphe Gaïffe and a letter. 30,000-50,000 €
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, May 24:</b> A. von Humboldt. <i>Essai politique sur le Royaume de la Nouvelle Espagne.</i> Paris, 1811. Period binding. Complete with the large California/Mexico map. 10,000-15,000 €
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, May 24:</b> [Affaire Dreyfus] — Georges Clemenceau. <i>Démosthène</i>. Paris, Plon-Nourrit et Cie, 1926. Exceptional copy with an inscription to Mathieu Dreyfus, Alfred Dreyfus’ brother. 8,000-<br>12,000 €
    <b>Sotheby’s Books & Manuscripts<br>Marcel Proust – Collection Marie-Claude Mante<br>Auction Paris 24 May 2018</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, May 24:</b> Guillaume Apollinaire. <i>Les trois Don Juan</i>. 1914. Unpublished inscription to Madeleine Pagès and 2 original drawings. 25,000-35,000 €
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, May 24:</b> Marcel Duchamp. <i>L.H.O.O.Q. shaved</i>. [New York, 1965]. One of the 100 deluxe signed copies. With an autographed envelope. 15,000-20,000 €
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, May 24:</b> Francis Bacon — Michel Leiris. <i>Miroir de la tauromachie</i>. [Paris], Daniel Lelong, [1990]. With 4 signed lithographs. 40,000-60,000 €
    <b>Sotheby’s Books & Manuscripts<br>Marcel Proust – Collection Marie-Claude Mante<br>Auction Paris 24 May 2018</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, May 24:</b> Gilbert & George. <i>The Red Sculpture Album</i>. [Londres, Gilbert & George], 1975. One of the 100 existing copies, signed by both of the artists, comprised of 11 original photographs. 10,000-15,000 €
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, May 24:</b> Pablo Picasso — Honoré de Balzac. <i>Chef-d’œuvre inconnu</i>. Paris, Ambroise Vollard, 1931. One of the 65 deluxe copies on Japan paper, with an extra suite of the etchings. 35,000-<br>45,000 €
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, May 24:</b> Marcel Proust. <i>Les Sources sur Loir</i>. Ca 1907-1908. Handwritten manuscript. Rough draft of one of the more beautiful passages of Swann’s Way. 30,000-50,000 €