• <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>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
  • <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>Sotheby’s Paris, 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>Sotheby’s Paris, 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>Sotheby’s Paris, 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>Sotheby’s Paris, 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>Sotheby’s Paris, 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>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

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52 Auctions Archived, 45 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday, December 10th, 2016, 52 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database, 3 denominated in Swiss francs, 20 in euros, 6 in British pounds, and 23 in US dollars.  Turnover was $20,924,461 as 11,583 lots were offered and 8,019 sold for a 69% success rate. 

5 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

SothebysThe Bible Collection of Dr. Charles Caldwell Ryrie on December 5th: $7,341,818 
SothebysFine Books and Manuscripts, Including Americana on December 6th: $1,435,875 
Heritage AuctionsAmericana & Political on December 3rd: $1,334,119 
BonhamsHistory of Science and Technology on December 7th: $1,109,933 
Koller AuctionsPrints and Multiples on December 3rd: $1,077,248 

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

Jacksons AuctionWorld Treasures Featuring Important Russian, European, Asian & American Works on November 29th: 266.58% 
Pierre Berge and AssociesPrivate Collection: Artists' Books and Catalogues on December 4th: 260.71% 
Koller AuctionsPrints and Multiples on December 3rd: 156.81% 
EldredsAsian Art at Auction - Prints, Books on December 1st: 136.42% 
SothebysThe Bible Collection of Dr. Charles Caldwell Ryrie on December 5th: 134.94% 
Neal Auction CompanyLouisiana Purchase Auction - Day 1 - Historical Documents, Maps and Prints on December 2nd: 132.83% 
Romantic Agony Book and Print AuctionsAntiquarian on November 25th: 128.31% 
TajanPrints on November 30th: 128.14% 
Neret Minet and TessierArchives and Manuscripts, Historical Documents on December 1st: 124.37% 
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersBooks, Maps and Ephemera on December 2nd: 119.50% 
Neal Auction CompanyLouisiana Purchase Auction - Day 2 - Manuscript, Maps, Prints on December 3rd: 113.95% 


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

Pierre Berge and AssociesPrivate Collection: Artists' Books and Catalogues on December 4th: 100.00% 
Alaska AuctionDecember 2 Auction - Books, Photos, Posters on December 2nd: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 11/27 on December 4th: 98.50% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 11/27 on December 4th: 98.01% 
Rago Arts and AuctionsRemix: Timeless Style - Prints and Photographs on December 2nd: 94.74% 
Lancaster Mennonite Historical SocietyRare, Out of Print and Used Books on November 11th: 92.60% 
Koller AuctionsPrints and Multiples on December 3rd: 92.55% 
SothebysThe Bible Collection of Dr. Charles Caldwell Ryrie on December 5th: 91.84% 
Heritage AuctionsAmericana & Political on December 3rd: 90.47% 
Swann GalleriesMaps and Atlases, Natural History and Color Plate Books on December 8th: 85.54% 
Jacksons AuctionWorld Treasures Featuring Important Russian, European, Asian & American Works on November 29th: 84.62% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on December 6th: 81.11% 
Neret Minet and TessierArchives and Manuscripts, Historical Documents on December 1st: 80.85% 
 
 
Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys WYCLIFFITE NEW TESTAMENT IN THE LATER VERSION, on December 5th Actual price: USD $1,692,500.
  2. Sothebys THE FIRSTE BOKE OF MOSES CALLED GENESIS ?FYFTE BOKE OF MOSES CALLED DEUTERONOMYE. on December 5th Actual price: USD $672,500.
  3. Bonhams A German Naval 4-rotor Enigma enciphering machine (M4), made by Heimsoeth and Rinke, Berlin, 1943. on December 7th Actual price: USD $463,500.
  4. Sothebys THE HOLY BIBLE, CONTEYNING THE OLD TESTAMENT, AND THE NEW: NEWLY TRANSLATED OUT OF THE ORIGINALL TONGUES: & WITH THE FORMER TRANSLATIONS DILIGENTLY COMPARED AND REVISED BY HIS MAIESTIES SPECIALL COMMANDEMENT. on December 5th Actual price: USD $396,500.
  5. Sothebys [ENOLA GAY NAVIGATION LOG], NAVIGATOR'S LOG, WAR DEPARTMENT AAF FORM NO. 21A, TINIAN ISLAND TO HIROSHIMA, JAPAN, AND BACK, 0245AM TO 1458PM IN LOCAL TINIAN TIME, AUGUST 6, 1945 on December 6th Actual price: USD $372,500.
  6. Sothebys BIBLIA. THE BIBLE, THAT IS, THE HOLY SCRIPTURE OF THE OLDE AND NEW TESTAMENT, FAITHFULLY AND TRULY TRANLSATED OUT OF DOUCHE AND LATYN IN TO ENGLISH ? on December 5th Actual price: USD $348,500.
  7. Sothebys BIBLIA, DAS IST DIE GANTZE HEILIGE SCHRIFT DEUDSCH. on December 5th Actual price: USD $324,500.
  8. Sothebys BIBLE IN MASSACHUSET, NATICK DIALECT: MAMUSSE WUNNEETUPANATAMWE UP-BIBLIUM GOD NANEESWE NUKKONE TESTAMENT KAH WONK WUSKU TESTAMENT. on December 5th Actual price: USD $275,000.
  9. Sothebys FOUR GOSPELS WITH COMMENTARY, IN GREEK. on December 5th Actual price: USD $275,000.
  10. Sothebys FOUR GOSPELS, IN GREEK. on December 5th Actual price: USD $250,000.
  11. Sothebys BIBLE WITH PROLOGUES AND INTERPRETATIONS OF HEBREW NAMES, IN LATIN. on December 5th Actual price: USD $200,000.
  12. Sothebys GOSPEL OF LUKE AND JOHN, IN GREEK. on December 5th Actual price: USD $175,000.
  13. Bonhams A 1960 Olympic torch. on December 7th Actual price: USD $150,000.
  14. Heritage Auctions Hand Carved American Tobacconist Cigar Store Indian. on December 3rd Actual price: USD $150,000.
  15. Christies La Rivière enchantée. on December 5th Actual price: USD $131,075.
  16. Bonhams Die Grundlage der allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie. on December 7th Actual price: USD $125,000.
  17. Sothebys THE HOLY BIBLE, CONTAINING THE OLD TESTAMENT, AND THE NEW: NEWLY TRANSLATED OUT OF THE ORIGINAL TONGUES: AND WITH THE FORMER TRANSLATIONS DILIGENTLY COMPARED AND REVISED, BY HIS MAJESTIES SPECIALL COMMANDEMENT. on December 5th Actual price: USD $112,500.
  18. Sothebys A LEAF FROM THE 36-LINE BIBLE. on December 5th Actual price: USD $112,500.
  19. Neal Auction Company , "Norman's Chart of the Lower Mississippi River from Natchez to New Orleans" on December 3rd Actual price: USD $106,750.
  20. Sothebys THE HOLY BIBLE, CONTAINING THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS: NEWLY TRANSLATED OUT OF THE ORIGINAL TONGUES; AND WITH THE FORMER TRANSLATIONS DILIGENTLY COMPARED AND REVISED. on December 5th Actual price: USD $106,250.
  21. Sothebys THE PILGRIM’S PROGRESS FROM THIS WORLD, TO THAT WHICH IS TO COME DELIVERED UNDER THE SIMILITUDE OF A DREAM WHEREIN IS DISCOVERED, THE MANNER OF HIS SETTING OUT, HIS DANGEROUS JOURNEY, AND SAFE ARRIVAL AT THE DESIRED COUNTREY. on December 5th Actual price: USD $93,750.
  22. Sothebys THE NEWE TESTAMENT YET ONES AGAYNE CORRECTED BY W. TYNDALE: WHERE UNTO IS ADDED A NECSSARYE TABLE. on December 5th Actual price: USD $93,750.
  23. Bonhams Autograph Letter Signed ("C. Darwin"), on December 7th Actual price: USD $93,750.
  24. Sothebys VETUS TESTAMENTUM MULTIPLICI LINGUA NUNC PRIMO IMPRESSUM. ET IMPRIMIS PENTATEUCHUS HEBRAICO GRECO ATQUE CHALDAICO IDIOMATE. on December 5th Actual price: USD $87,500.
  25. Koller Auctions Danaé. on December 3rd Actual price: USD $82,294.



52 total sales reported this week:

Old World Auctions. Maps and Atlases - Internet bidstart 11/2 on November 16th: 74.00%
Binoche et Giquello. ANCIENT AND MODERN BOOKS RARE AND PRECIOUS on December 7th: 33.05%
PBA Galleries. Miniature Books: Rico Onuma Memorial Auction from Lilliput Oval Saloon, Owned by Kazushige Onuma, To on December 8th: 77.75%
Swann Galleries. Maps and Atlases, Natural History and Color Plate Books on December 8th: 85.54%
Koller Auctions. Photography on December 1st: 16.39%
Koller Auctions. Prints and Multiples on December 3rd: 92.55%
Koller Auctions. Photographs on December 3rd: 48.75%
Alaska Auction. December 2 Auction - Books, Photos, Posters on December 2nd: 100.00%
Vermot de Pas. Photographies : Travels, Cinema, Nasa, Contemporary, Artists on November 16th: 10.05%
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Sporting and Collector's Sale - Books and Ephemera on November 16th: 60.75%
Potomack Company. December 6 Holiday Online Auction on December 6th: 60.00%
Goldberg Coins and Collectibles. Manuscripts and Collectibles on December 4th: 53.52%
Rago Arts and Auctions. Remix: Timeless Style - Prints and Photographs on December 2nd: 94.74%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Western Manuscripts and Miniatures on December 7th: 69.11%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on December 6th: 81.11%
Bonhams. History of Science and Technology on December 7th: 73.20%
Bonhams. Voices of the 20th Century on December 7th: 49.84%
Bonhams. December Sale - Automobilia on December 7th: 70.83%
Bonhams. Modern and Contemporary Prints and Multiples on December 6th: 52.03%
Sothebys. Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts on December 6th: 60.56%
Sothebys. Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including Americana on December 6th: 34.57%
Neal Auction Company. Louisiana Purchase Auction - Day 3 - Manuscript, Maps, Prints on December 4th: 70.21%
Neal Auction Company. Louisiana Purchase Auction - Day 2 - Manuscript, Maps, Prints on December 3rd: 66.67%
Neal Auction Company. Louisiana Purchase Auction - Day 1 - Historical Documents, Maps and Prints on December 2nd: 74.60%
ALDE. Antiquarian Books of the XIXth Century on December 8th: 39.61%
ALDE. Antiquarian and 19th Century Books on December 7th: 47.34%
ALDE. Original Editions from the 19th-21st Centuries on December 2nd: 57.40%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Books, Maps and Ephemera on December 2nd: 71.57%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Books, Maps and Ephemera on December 1st: 66.91%
Neret Minet and Tessier. Archives and Manuscripts, Historical Documents on December 1st: 80.85%
Pierre Berge and Associes. Private Collection: Artists' Books and Catalogues on December 4th: 100.00%
Jasper52. Ernest Hemingway Book Auction on December 3rd: 46.02%
Auctionata. Photographs Curated by Lou Proud on December 2nd: 1.35%
Auctionata. Prints and Photographs on December 1st: 19.40%
Auctionata. Start Collecting: Part 1 on November 29th: 1.04%
Auctionata. Editions - Prints on December 1st: 13.64%
Purcell Auctioneers. November Auction - Books, Prints on November 30th: 52.27%
Tajan. Prints on November 30th: 64.21%
Eldreds. Asian Art at Auction - Prints, Books on December 1st: 74.32%
OSENAT. 20th Century Spirit on December 4th: 10.53%
Galerie Bassenge. Photography on November 30th: 60.40%
Romantic Agony Book and Print Auctions. Antiquarian on November 25th: 73.67%
Christies. LIVRES RARES ET MANUSCRITS DU XVE AU XXE SIÈCLES on December 5th: 59.81%
Winner's Auctions and Exhibitions. Rare Books & Manuscripts, Rabbinical & Admors letters, Maps of Jerusalem, Judiaca on November 29th: 68.30%
Jacksons Auction. World Treasures Featuring Important Russian, European, Asian & American Works on November 29th: 84.62%
Sothebys. The Bible Collection of Dr. Charles Caldwell Ryrie on December 5th: 91.84%
Ader. Letters, Autographs and Manuscripts on November 30th: 62.00%
Ader. Letters, Autographs and Manuscripts on November 29th: 71.95%
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Rare, Out of Print and Used Books on November 11th: 92.60%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 11/27 on December 4th: 98.01%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 11/27 on December 4th: 98.50%
Heritage Auctions. Americana & Political on December 3rd: 90.47%

 

For the week ahead 45 sales are scheduled: 

Mon. Dec. 12th 
Gonnelli Casa DAste. Firenze. Books, Manuscripts and Autographs. 461 lots 
ALDE. Paris. Autograph Letter and Manuscript. 356 lots 
Artcurial. Paris. Limited Editions. 92 lots 
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. Icons and Photographs from the 1960s-2000s. 116 lots 
Dorotheum . Vienna. Books and Decorative Prints. 443 lots 
Sothebys. New York. Exceptional Exposures: 20th Century Photographs Online - Internet bidstart 11/28. 61 lots 
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Western Americana - Day 4. 410 lots 
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books, Prints. 25 lots 
Adams Amsterdam Auctions. Amsterdam. Kees van Dongen – His Illustrated Books - and - Fine Art. 137 lots 

Tue. Dec. 13th 
Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions. Bruxelles . Antiquarian Books. 397 lots 
Artcurial. Paris. Photography. 71 lots 
Sothebys. London. English Literature, History, Children's Books & Illustrations. 337 lots 
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Books. 195 lots 
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. The Sporting and Country Life Sale. 74 lots 
Artcurial. Paris. FROM THE WILLY RONIS SUCCESSION STÉPHANE KOVALSKY COLLECTION. 164 lots 
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Jewish and Israeli History and Culture. 534 lots 
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Chadds Ford, PA . Winter Catalogue Auction - Books, Prints. 48 lots 
Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers. Kilkenny. Rare Books, Literature, Manuscripts, Maps, Works of Art. 820 lots 

Wed. Dec. 14th 
Bolaffi Ambassador Auctions. Milan. Rare Books and Autographs. 832 lots 
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Fine Prints. 153 lots 
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Books, Maps and Documents. 462 lots 
Christies. New York. Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts, including Americana. 408 lots 
Kestenbaum and Company. New York. Books, Manuscripts and Fine Art. 64 lots 
Minerva Auctions Roma. Roma. Prints and Multiples. 250 lots 
Forum Auctions in Italy. Roma. Antiquarian and Rare Books. 90 lots 
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . Fine Art - Prints and Photography. 60 lots 

Thu. Dec. 15th 
Bonhams. London. Entertainment Memorabilia. 151 lots 
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Fine and Important Books and Works on Paper. 516 lots 
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Children's and Illustrated Books. 444 lots 
PIASA. Paris. Photographs. 141 lots 
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Americana - Travel - Cartography. 559 lots 
Sothebys. New York. Important Judaica. 126 lots 
Dorothy Sloan Rare Books. Austin. The Mexican-American War - Day 1. 273 lots 
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Ancient and Modern Books - Autographs and Documents. 488 lots 
RR Auction. Amherst. Science and Technology - Internet bidstart 12/8. 254 lots 
Rossini. Paris. Engravings, etc.. 10 lots 
Skinner. Marlborough. Judaica Online - Internet bidstart 12/7. 40 lots 
Robert Siegel Galleries. New York. United States and Confederate States Postal History. 403 lots 
Bibliopathos. Milano . Fine and Valuable Books. 568 lots 

Fri. Dec. 16th 
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. Library of an Amateur. 200 lots 
Dorothy Sloan Rare Books. Austin. The Mexican-American War - Day 2. 273 lots 
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Post Cards. 322 lots 
Minerva Auctions Roma. Roma. Books, Autographs and Prints. 745 lots 

Sun. Dec. 18th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 12/11
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 12/11

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

 

  • <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>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>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>Forum Auctions: Modern Literature. March 23, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar. 23: </b> Childers (Erskine). The Riddle of the Sands, first edition, 1903. £200 – 300
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar. 23: </b> Kipling (Rudyard). Songs for Youth, first edition, signed by the author, [1924]. £150 – 200
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar. 23: </b> Lawrence (D.H.). The Paintings of D.H. Lawrence, 1929; and 6 others, Lawrence (7). £150 – 200
    <b>Forum Auctions: Modern Literature. March 23, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar. 23: </b> [Plath (Sylvia)] "Victoria Lucas". The Bell Jar, contemporary fiction edition, 1964. £150 – 200
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar. 23: </b> [Rolfe (Frederick William)] "Baron Corvo". Hadrian the Seventh, A Romance, first edition, first issue, 1904; and 4 others, Corvo (5).<br>£150 – 200
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar. 23: </b> Rowling (J.K.). The Tales of Beedle the Bard, first edition, signed presentation inscription from the author with holographic sticker, 2008.<br>£500 – 700
    <b>Forum Auctions: Modern Literature. March 23, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar. 23: </b> Vonnegut (Kurt). Cat's Cradle, first English edition, 1963. £200 – 300
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar. 23: </b> Ardizzone (Edward). Tim and Lucy Go To Sea, signed by Edward Ardizonne, 1975; and 4 others from the series, also signed (5). £300 – 400
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar. 23: </b> Potter (Beatrix). [The Derwentwater Sketchbook], one of 250 copies, 1984. £150 – 200
    <b>Forum Auctions: Modern Literature. March 23, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar. 23: </b> Rackham (Arthur, illus.), Wagner (Richard). The Rhinegold & The Valkyrie, first trade edition, 1910. £150 – 200
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar. 23: </b> Ashendene Press. Specimen Pages of Two Type-Faces Cut for the Ashendene Press, 1933. £150 – 200
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar. 23: </b> Nonesuch Press. Herodotus. The History..., one of 675 copies, small folio, Nonesuch Press, 1935. £150 – 200