• <b>Christie’s 29 May:</b> MARE-BONNARD. Les Pastorales de Longus, or Daphnis et Chloé. Paris, 1902. Exceptional copy with a magnificent binding by André Mare. €50,000 to €70,000
    <b>Christie’s 29 May:</b> REDOUTE – L’HERITIER. Stirpes novae, illustratae iconibus. Paris [1784-1791]. Great paper copy with additional color touches on several plates. €10,000 to €15,000
    <b>Christie’s 29 May:</b> TOULOUSE-LAUTREC – IBELS – MONTORGUEIL. Le Café -Concert. Paris, [1893]. Famous Belle Epoque illustrations by Toulouse-Lautrec and Ibels. €5,000 to €7,000
    <b>Christie’s 29 May:</b> MANET – MALLARME – POE. Le Corbeau. The Raven. Paris, 1875. First edition of Mallarmé’s translation. Inscribed by Manet and Mallarmé to Gambetta. €60,000 to €80,000
  • <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>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>

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53 Auctions Archived, 42 Sales Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday, November 12th, 53 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Database; 18 denominated in euros, 12 in British pounds, 2 in Mexican pesos, and 21 in US dollars.  Turnover was $35,146,188 as 21,678 lots were offered and 14,518 sold for a slim 67% success rate.  In the aftermath of the Trump victory we saw bond yields surge and auction outcomes decline.  The boat should soon steady for under the Trump plan income taxes will be reduced and inheritance taxes eliminated.  The wealthiest citizens, that broadly support the high end of the book, manuscript, map and ephemera, will have plenty of money to spend.  The problem will be where the market is softest now, from the mid-level down.

10 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

ChristiesPrints and Multiples on November 2nd: $10,367,188 
Pierre Berge and AssociesThe Library of Pierre Berge - Part 2 on November 8th: $2,957,558 
Pierre Berge and AssociesTheLibrary of Pierre Berge - Part 2, Day 2 on November 9th: $2,351,357 
ChristiesPhotographs on November 10th: $2,255,074 
SothebysChina in Print and on Paper on November 7th: $2,193,367 
SkinnerFine Books and Manuscripts on October 30th: $1,611,029 
SothebysPhotographs on November 10th: $1,386,371 
RR AuctionSpace and Aviation - Internet bidstart 10/13 on October 20th: $1,234,426 
BonhamsFine Books and Manuscripts on November 9th: $1,086,184 
Heritage AuctionsEntertainment & Music Memorabilia Signature Auction on November 12th: $1,040,280 

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

SothebysBowie/Collector Part II: Modern and Contemporary Art, Day Auction on November 11th: 333.41% 
Bearnes Hampton and LittlewoodAntiquarian Books on September 21st: 142.00% 
SothebysChina in Print and on Paper on November 7th: 133.60% 
Potomack CompanyNovember Presidential & Political Auction. on November 5th: 131.42% 
BonhamsFine Books and Manuscripts on November 9th: 118.77% 
Bearnes Hampton and LittlewoodBooks, Maps, Prints on March 23rd: 115.64% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsMotoring Literature, Early Cycling, Automobilia, Maritime & Models on November 10th: 111.90% 
Binoche et GiquelloAncient and Modern Books on October 19th: 110.67% 
OSENATAutomobilia on November 6th: 104.90% 


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

SothebysBowie/Collector Part II: Modern and Contemporary Art, Day Auction on November 11th: 100.00% 
Alaska AuctionPrints, Books on October 28th: 100.00% 
Alaska AuctionPrints, Books, Maps on October 29th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 10/30 on November 6th: 99.57% 
Heritage AuctionsSpace Exploration on November 11th: 98.28% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 10/30 on November 6th: 97.77% 
Vermot de PasComic Strips, Albums, Original Boards, Japanese Objects & Animation - Day 1 on November 5th: 96.65% 
Vermot de PasComic Strips, Albums, Original Boards, Japanese Objects & Animation - Day 2 on November 6th: 96.59% 
OSENATAutomobilia on November 6th: 95.83% 
Dirk Soulis AuctionsPaintings, Lithographs, Etchings and Woodcuts Featuring Part I of the Robert Hudson Collection on September 23rd: 91.35% 
Bearnes Hampton and LittlewoodAntiquarian Books on September 21st: 90.52% 
Alaska AuctionPrints, Books and Posters on October 7th: 88.24% 
Case Antiques, Inc.Maps and Books - including Charles and Ann Wells Collection Part 1 on October 22nd: 87.67% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on November 8th: 87.50% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsMotoring Literature, Early Cycling, Automobilia, Maritime & Models on November 10th: 86.37% 
Arader GalleriesFine Prints, including Audubon Prints from "Birds of America" on November 5th: 83.41% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsMilitary and Aviation History on November 11th: 83.17% 
BonhamsFine Books and Manuscripts on November 9th: 82.40% 
John McInnis AuctioneersNovember Fine Arts Sale - Prints on November 4th: 82.22% 
SkinnerFine Books and Manuscripts on October 30th: 81.99% 
Swann Galleries19th and 20th Century Literature on November 10th: 81.91% 
BonhamsAutomobilia on November 4th: 80.00% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Christies Mao on November 2nd Actual price: USD $1,207,500.
  2. Pierre Berge and Associes Les Noces d'Hérodiade. Mystère on November 9th Actual price: USD $640,615.
  3. Sothebys ??????????. TAISHANG XUANLING BEIDOU YANSHENG BENMING ZHENJING. [THE AUTHENTIC SCRIPTURE OF THE NATAL DESTINY OF THE NORTHERN DIPPER FOR EXTENDING LIFE [AS REVEALED BY] THE MYSTERIOUS SPIRIT OF THE MOST HIGH]. on November 7th Actual price: USD $601,400.
  4. Pierre Berge and Associes Par les champs et les grèves (Voyage en Bretagne) on November 8th Actual price: USD $586,289.
  5. Christies Cowboys and Indians on November 2nd Actual price: USD $403,500.
  6. Sothebys ????????. DA QING WANNIAN YITONG TIANXIA QUANTU. [COMPLETE MAP OF THE GREAT QING'S TEN-THOUSAND-YEAR UNIFIED [REALM OF] ALL UNDER HEAVEN]. on November 7th Actual price: USD $333,560.
  7. Sothebys MÄNNERBILDNIS on November 11th Actual price: USD $323,820.
  8. Christies La Danse au Moulin Rouge on November 2nd Actual price: USD $295,500.
  9. Christies Untitled on November 2nd Actual price: USD $283,500.
  10. Christies Rome on November 10th Actual price: USD $277,405.
  11. Christies Moonwalk on November 2nd Actual price: USD $247,500.
  12. Christies Muhammad Ali on November 2nd Actual price: USD $247,500.
  13. Christies La Femme à la Fenêtre on November 2nd Actual price: USD $211,500.
  14. Pierre Berge and Associes Madame Bovary. Moeurs de province on November 8th Actual price: USD $207,502.
  15. Christies Andy Mouse: one plate on November 2nd Actual price: USD $205,500.
  16. Christies Mouth (for L'Oreal) on November 10th Actual price: USD $205,465.
  17. Christies $ (9): one plate on November 2nd Actual price: USD $199,500.
  18. Sothebys MONT ATHOS, COUVENTS GRECS, TURQUIE, 1853 on November 10th Actual price: USD $199,470.
  19. Pierre Berge and Associes Les Fleurs du Mal on November 9th Actual price: USD $187,616.
  20. Christies Untitled on November 2nd Actual price: USD $187,500.
  21. Christies Marilyn: one plate on November 2nd Actual price: USD $187,500.
  22. Arader Galleries Roseate Spoonbill, Plate 321. on November 5th Actual price: USD $176,900.
  23. Christies Retrospect on November 2nd Actual price: USD $168,750.
  24. Bonhams Cosmographia translated from Greek into Latin by Jacobus Angelus; edited by Nicolaus Germanus, on November 9th Actual price: USD $165,060.
  25. Christies Two Nudes, from Nudes Series on November 2nd Actual price: USD $162,500.


53 total sales reported this week:

Christies. Prints and Multiples on November 2nd: 76.96%
Christies. Photographs on November 10th: 53.66%
Pierre Berge and Associes. TheLibrary of Pierre Berge - Part 2, Day 2 on November 9th: 74.35%
Pierre Berge and Associes. The Library of Pierre Berge - Part 2 on November 8th: 70.27%
Sothebys. Bowie/Collector Part II: Modern and Contemporary Art, Day Auction on November 11th: 100.00%
Sothebys. Photographs on November 10th: 49.51%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Military and Aviation History on November 11th: 83.17%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Motoring Literature, Early Cycling, Automobilia, Maritime & Models on November 10th: 86.37%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Books, Maps and Documents on November 9th: 78.19%
Bonhams. Fine Books and Manuscripts on November 9th: 82.40%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Modern and Contemporary Editions on November 9th: 62.11%
Swann Galleries. 19th and 20th Century Literature on November 10th: 81.91%
Heritage Auctions. Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Signature Auction on November 12th: 70.48%
Neret Minet and Tessier. Posters on April 29th: 60.62%
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Paintings, Lithographs, Etchings and Woodcuts Featuring Part I of the Robert Hudson Collection on September 23rd: 91.35%
Case Antiques, Inc.. Maps and Books - including Charles and Ann Wells Collection Part 1 on October 22nd: 87.67%
Binoche et Giquello. Books, Prints on January 15th: 60.53%
Binoche et Giquello. Ancient and Modern Books on October 19th: 68.29%
Christies. First Open | Editions on October 27th: 66.18%
Michaans Auctions. October Estate Sale - Prints and Books on October 8th: 33.33%
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Prints on October 4th: 16.67%
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Books, Maps, Prints on March 23rd: 69.76%
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Antiquarian Books on September 21st: 90.52%
ALDE. Antiquarian Books of the XIXth Century on October 1st: 0.00%
RR Auction. Space and Aviation - Internet bidstart 10/13 on October 20th: 67.70%
PBA Galleries. Americana and the National Parks on October 20th: 61.25%
Alaska Auction. Prints, Books, Maps on October 29th: 100.00%
Alaska Auction. Prints, Books on October 28th: 100.00%
Alaska Auction. Prints, Books and Posters on October 7th: 88.24%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on September 28th: 62.50%
Marc van de Wiele Auctions. Antiquarian Books on October 8th: 75.81%
Morton Subastas. Books and Manuscripts on October 25th: 35.13%
Morton Subastas. Auction Opportunities - Prints on October 8th: 55.56%
Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions. Antiquarian Books on October 18th: 67.56%
Heritage Auctions. Space Exploration on November 11th: 98.28%
Old World Auctions. Antique Maps, Globes, Charts, Atlases & Vintage Graphics - online bidstart 8/31 on September 14th: 77.81%
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. Books, Autographs and Manuscripts, Antique Maps and Prints on October 15th: 40.98%
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. Books on October 14th: 52.04%
Sothebys. China in Print and on Paper on November 7th: 76.05%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on November 8th: 87.50%
Vermot de Pas. Comic Strips, Albums, Original Boards, Japanese Objects & Animation - Day 2 on November 6th: 96.59%
Vermot de Pas. Comic Strips, Albums, Original Boards, Japanese Objects & Animation - Day 1 on November 5th: 96.65%
Potomack Company. November Presidential & Political Auction. on November 5th: 76.06%
OSENAT. Automobilia on November 6th: 95.83%
Bonhams. Automobilia on November 4th: 80.00%
John McInnis Auctioneers. November Fine Arts Sale - Prints on November 4th: 82.22%
Binoche et Giquello. ANCIENT AND MODERN PRINTS - MAPS on November 4th: 67.28%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 10/30 on November 6th: 97.77%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 10/30 on November 6th: 99.57%
Archives International Auctions. U.S. & Worldwide Scripophily, Banknotes & Security Printing Ephemera on October 25th: 51.53%
Archives International Auctions. U.S. & Worldwide Scripophily, Banknotes & Security Printing Ephemera on October 22nd: 55.91%
Skinner. Fine Books and Manuscripts on October 30th: 81.99%
Arader Galleries. Fine Prints, including Audubon Prints from "Birds of America" on November 5th: 83.41%


For the week ahead 42 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Nov. 14th
ALDE. Paris. Original Bindings and Modern Illustrated Books. 169 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 74 lots

Tue. Nov. 15th
Burgersdijk and Niermans. Leiden. Rare Books. 1283 lots
Artcurial. Paris. Alfred de Vigny Collection - Books and Manuscripts. 146 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Important Books, Western Manuscripts and Works on Paper - Day 1. 133 lots
Reiss & Sohn . Konigstein . Rare Books. 1904 lots
Sothebys. London. Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History. 220 lots
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Rare and Important Items. 166 lots
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . Books and Manuscripts. 221 lots
ALDE. Paris. Original Bindings and Modern Illustrated Books - Day 2. 140 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Contemporary Art. 270 lots

Wed. Nov. 16th
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. LIBRARY OF NORMAN CASTLE, TRAVEL BOOKS. 232 lots
Bonhams. London. Prints and Multiples. 103 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Important Books, Western Manuscripts and Works on Paper - Day 2. 158 lots
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Exeter. Sporting and Collector's Sale - Books and Ephemera. 107 lots
Old World Auctions. Glen Allen. Maps and Atlases - Internet bidstart 11/2. 845 lots
Heritage Auctions. Beverly Hills. Biblical Archaeology & Related Objects. 62 lots

Thu. Nov. 17th
Heritage Auctions. Beverly Hills. Comics. 1526 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Printed & Manuscript Americana. 376 lots
PIASA. Paris. Editions : prints, illustrated books, multiples. 168 lots
Charlton Hall. West Columbia, SC. Fall Auction. 45 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Books and Manuscripts. 284 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Music and Entertainment - Internet bidstart 11/10. 427 lots
Alexander Historical Auctions. Chesapeake City. Asian Manuscripts, Propaganda & Antiques.
Potomack Company. Alexandria. Alexander Calder Works, From a Friend's Collection. 4 lots

Fri. Nov. 18th
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Books & Works on Paper, inc. Literature,Children’s & Illustrated Books. 326 lots
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Posters. 339 lots
Artcurial. Paris. Comic Strips. 333 lots
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. American History. 476 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Fall Americana and Paintings. 93 lots
Christian Hesse Auktionen. Hamburg. Rare Books - Day 1. 321 lots
Thomaston Place Auction Galleries. Thomaston. Auction Weekend Day 1 - Collector's Choice. 29 lots

Sat. Nov. 19th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters. 918 lots
Brunk Auctions. Asheville, NC . Books, Prints. 33 lots
Christies. Paris. Comic Strips. 210 lots
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. Empire at Fontainebleau. 233 lots
Artcurial. Paris. The World of Herge - Tintin's Creator. 118 lots
Thomaston Place Auction Galleries. Thomaston. Auction Weekend Day 2 - Fine Art & Antiques. 42 lots
Christian Hesse Auktionen. Hamburg. Rare Books - Day 2. 730 lots
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. 16th Century, Children's, Emblem.

Sun. Nov. 20th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 11/13.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 11/13.
Thomaston Place Auction Galleries. Thomaston. Weekend Auction Day 3 - Fine Art & Antiques. 74 lots

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RBH and AE

  • <b>ALDE: May 30, 2018. Books by painters, original bindings, photography, prints and drawings, illustrated books.</b>
    <b>ALDE, May 30:</b> BRETON (André). <i>Arcane 17.</i> New York, Brentano's, 1944. One of the 25 first copies with the original etching signed by Roberto Matta. 6000 to 8000 €
    <b>ALDE, May 30:</b> HÉRON DE VILLEFOSSE (René). <i>La Rivière enchantée.</i> Paris, Bernard Klein, 1951. One of the 25 first copies on japon with an original watercolored drawing signed by Léonard Foujita. 60,000 to 80,000 €
    <b>ALDE, May 30:</b> ILIAZD. <i>Pirosmanachvili 1914.</i> Paris, Le Degré quarante et un, 1972. Dry point signed by Pablo Picasso. 5,000 to 6,000 €
    <b>ALDE: May 30, 2018. Books by painters, original bindings, photography, prints and drawings, illustrated books.</b>
    <b>ALDE, May 30:</b> JARRY (Alfred). <i>Ubu Roi.</i> Paris, Tériade, 1966. 13 lithographs by Joan Miró. 6,000 to 8,000 €
    <b>ALDE, May 30:</b> LEIRIS (Michel). <i>Vivantes cendres, innommées.</i> Paris, Jean Hugues, 1961. 13 original etchings by Alberto Giacometti. 12,000 to 15,000 €
    <b>ALDE, May 30:</b> MATISSE (Henri). <i>Jazz.</i> Paris, Tériade, 1947. 20 original pochoirs by Henri Matisse. 100,000 to 120,000 €
    <b>ALDE: May 30, 2018. Books by painters, original bindings, photography, prints and drawings, illustrated books.</b>
    <b>ALDE, May 30:</b> PAULHAN (Jean). <i>De Mauvais sujets.</i> Paris, Les Bibliophiles de l’Union Française, 1958. 10 etchings by Marc Chagall. 5,000 to 6,000 €
    <b>ALDE, May 30:</b> RONSARD (Pierre de). Layout for the book <i>Florilège des Amours.</i> Paris, Albert Skira, 1948. 128 lithographs, with many corrections by hand by Henri Matisse. 80,000 to 100,000 €
    <b>ALDE, May 30:</b> TING (Walasse). <i>1¢ life.</i> Bern, E.W. Kornfeld, 1964. One of the 100 deluxe copies with the 62 lithographs signed by the 28 artists. 15,000 to 20,000 €
    <b>ALDE: May 30, 2018. Books by painters, original bindings, photography, prints and drawings, illustrated books.</b>
    <b>ALDE, May 30:</b> SUGIMOTO (Hiroshi). <i>Time exposed.</i> Kyoto, Kyoto Shoin Co. Ltd., 1991. 51 offset lithographs. 10,000 to 12,000 €
    <b>ALDE, May 30:</b> SZAFRAN (Sam). Black and brown ink original drawing. 550 x 410 mm. 5,000 to 6,000 €
    <b>ALDE, May 30:</b> KIPLING (Rudyard). <i>La Chasse de Kaa.</i> Paris, Javal et Bourdeaux, 1930. 115 colored woodcuts by Paul Jouve. 5,000 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 €
  • <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>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>Arenberg Auctions: May 25 and<br>May 26, 2018</b>
    <b>Arenberg Auctions, May 25 & 26:</b> VAN ORLEY, Richard. "Les avantures de Telemaque fils d'Ulÿsse &c." Set of 86 superb ink drawings. 45,000 to 60,000 €
    <b>Arenberg Auctions, May 25 & 26:</b> Gojôraku Tôkaidô [or] Tôkaidô meisho fukei. Processional Tôkaido drawn by Prof. Moro, coloured prints in one set of 100 sheets]. 15,000 to 18,000 €
    <b>Arenberg Auctions, May 25 & 26:</b> DURAS, Marguerite. <i>Moderato cantabile.</i> Original lithographs by André Minaux. 22 lithographs. 4,000 to 4,500 €
    <b>Arenberg Auctions: May 25 and<br>May 26, 2018</b>
    <b>Arenberg Auctions, May 25 & 26:</b> ADAMS, Georges. A pair of 18-inch English globes. [London], s.n., [1766]. ORIGINAL GLOBES by Georges Adams dedicated to King George III. 9,000 to 12,000 €
    <b>Arenberg Auctions, May 25 & 26:</b> BLAEU, Joan. <i>[Atlas maior, sive cosmographia blaviana, qua solum, salum, coelum, accuratissime describuntur]. Geographia, quae est cosmographiae Blaviana pars prima [...].</i> 250,000 to 350,000 €
    <b>Arenberg Auctions, May 25 & 26:</b> VAN DER MEULEN, Adam Frans. <i>[Vues, marches, entrées, passages et autres sujets servant à l'histoire de Louis XIV].</i> 35,000 to 50,000 €
    <b>Arenberg Auctions: May 25 and<br>May 26, 2018</b>
    <b>Arenberg Auctions, May 25 & 26:</b> GALILEI, Galileo. <i>Galileo a Madama Cristina di Lorena</i> (1615). Precious copy of one of the most famous and popular miniature books. 2,500 to 3,000 €
    <b>Arenberg Auctions, May 25 & 26:</b> Biblia Vulgata. Latin. [France, last quarter 13th c.] 8,000 to 12,000 €
    <b>Arenberg Auctions, May 25 & 26:</b> Horae. Use of Rome. Latin (and a few French rubrics). [Hainaut (Mons or Valenciennes), c. 1490]. 40,000 to 50,000 €
    <b>Arenberg Auctions: May 25 and<br>May 26, 2018</b>
    <b>Arenberg Auctions, May 25 & 26:</b> GARSIAS, Paulus. <i>[Determinationes magistrales contra conclusions Joannis Pici Mirandulae].</i> (Rome, E. Silber, 15 October 1489). 12,000 to 15,000 €
    <b>Arenberg Auctions, May 25 & 26:</b> LORRIS, Guillaume de; MEUNG, Jean de. <i>Le rommant de la Rose nouuellement reueu et corrige oultre les precedentes impressions</i> [ed. Guillaume Michel]. 3,000 to 4,000 €
    <b>Arenberg Auctions, May 25 & 26:</b> LA FONTAINE, Jean de. <i>Fables choisies, mises en vers.</i> Paris, Desaint & Saillant, Durand. De l'imprimerie de Charles-Antoine Jombert, 1755<br> [- 1759]. 10,000 to 12,000 €
  • <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
  • <b>Bonhams: Fine Books and Manuscripts. June 12, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Ortelius. Theatrum orbis terrarum. Antwerp, 1570. FIRST EDITION. $50,000 to $80,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Shakespeare, William. The Tragedie of Julius Caesar. London, 1623. 1st appearance in print, Complete from the First Folio. $50,000 to $70,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Ernst, Max. Mr. Knife and Miss Fork. Paris, 1932. DELUXE EDITION. $12,000 to $18,000
    <b>Bonhams: Fine Books and Manuscripts. June 12, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Cage, John. Autograph musical leaf from his Concert for Piano and Orchestra, NY, 1958. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Einstein, Albert. Signed Passport Photo for his US citizenship application. Bermuda, 1935. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Verard, Antoine. Illuminated printed Book of Hours. Paris, 1507. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Bonhams: Fine Books and Manuscripts. June 12, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Wetterkurzschlussel. German Weather Report Codebook - for Enigma use. Berlin, 1942. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Hemingway, Ernest. Large Photograph, inscribed by Hemingway. Madrid, 1959. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Morelos y Pavon, Jose Maria. Autograph letter signed to El Virrey Venegas, February 5, 1812. $7,000 to $10,000
    <b>Bonhams: Fine Books and Manuscripts. June 12, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Milne, A.A. Complete set of Winnie-the-Pooh books. 4 volumes. All first issue points. London, 1924-1928. $6,000 to $9,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> A 48-star American Flag, battle worn flown at Guadalcanal and Peleliu, 1942-1944. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Locke, John. Autograph Letter Signed mourning the death of his friend, William Molyneaux, 2 pp, October 27, 1698. $7,000 to $10,000