• <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>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>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

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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>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>Arader Galleries, March 25, 2017: Spring 2017 Auction</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Mar. 25:</b> Ruffed Grous, Plate 41. John James Audubon from <i>Birds of America</i>. Double Elephant Folio. First Edition Engravings with Original Hand Color. $45,000 – 60,000
    <b>Arader Galleries, Mar. 25:</b> Rosate Spoonbill, Plate 321. John James Audubon from <i>Birds of America</i>. Double Elephant Folio. First Edition Engravings with Original Hand Color. $110,000 – 150,000
    <b>Arader Galleries, Mar. 25:</b> American White Pelican, Plate 311. John James Audubon. First Edition Robert Havell Aquatint Engraving with Original Hand Color From <i>Birds of America</i> Double Elephant Folio.<br>$100,000 – 140,000
    <b>Arader Galleries, March 25, 2017: Spring 2017 Auction</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Mar. 25:</b> Jaguar, Plate 101. John James Audubon. $12,000 – 16,000
    <b>Arader Galleries, Mar. 25:</b> <i>Birds of Asia</i>. John Gould (1804-1881). London: Taylor and Francis for the Author, 1850-83. $80,000 – 130,000
    <b>Arader Galleries, Mar. 25:</b> <i>The Birds of Europe</i>. John Gould (1804-1881). London: by Richard and John E. Taylor, published by the Author 1832-37. $60,000 – 90,000
    <b>Arader Galleries, March 25, 2017: Spring 2017 Auction</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Mar. 25:</b> <i>The Birds of Great Britain</i>. John Gould (1804-1881). London: Taylor and Francis for the author, [1862]-1873.<br>$30,000 - 45,000
    <b>Arader Galleries, Mar. 25:</b> <i>The Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands</i>. Mark Catesby (1682/83–1749). London: [1729-] 1731-1743 [-1747].<br>$275,000 – 350,000
    <b>Arader Galleries, Mar. 25:</b> <i>Dell’arcano del mare</i> [Books 1-4]. Robert Dudley (1573-1649). Firenze: Francesco Onofri, 1646. $50,000 - 70,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, March 25, 2017: Spring 2017 Auction</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Mar. 25:</b> <i>Cartes Generales de Toutes les Parties du Monde</i>. Nicholas Sanson D’Abbeville (1600-1667). Paris: The Author and Pierre Mariette, 1658 [but 1659]. $20,000 - 30,000
    <b>Arader Galleries, Mar. 25:</b> <i>A Map of the Inhabited Part of Virginia, containing the whole of the Province of Maryland with Part of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and North Carolina.</i> Joshua Fry and Peter Jefferson.<br>$150,000 – 300,000
    <b>Arader Galleries, Mar. 25:</b> <i>Voyage dans l’Interieur de l’Amerique du Nord execute pendant les annees 1832, 1833 et 1834.</i> BODMER, Karl (illustrator) - Prince Maximilian zu Wied-Neuwied. $525,000 – 750,000
  • <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.