• <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
  • <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>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>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 €

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Forty-eight auctions archived, 5 sales upcoming this week

For the week ended Saturday, December 17th, 48 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 18 denominated in euros, 7 in British pounds, and 23 in US dollars.  Turnover was a robust $29,194,875 as 21,308 lots were offered and 14,782 sold for a 69% success rate.  Bidders were both fussy and aggressive.

 

5 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

ChristiesFine Printed Books and Manuscripts, including Americana on December 14th: $9,433,072 
SothebysEnglish Literature, History, Children's Books & Illustrations on December 13th: $3,425,565 
SothebysImportant Judaica on December 15th: $3,009,125 
Heritage AuctionsAnimation Art on December 11th: $1,386,702 
RR AuctionAutographs and Artifacts - Internet bidstart 11/18 on December 7th: $1,001,088 


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

Dorotheum Books and Decorative Prints on December 12th: 168.88% 
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersBooks, Prints on December 12th: 167.70% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsChildren's and Illustrated Books on December 15th: 152.98% 
Henri Godts Books and Prints AuctionsAntiquarian Books on December 13th: 138.55% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsBooks, Maps and Documents on December 14th: 128.56% 
ChristiesFine Printed Books and Manuscripts, including Americana on December 14th: 127.12% 
BonhamsEntertainment Memorabilia on December 15th: 125.90% 
AderAncient and Modern Prints on December 7th: 122.41% 
SothebysEnglish Literature, History, Children's Books & Illustrations on December 13th: 120.89% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on December 13th: 118.17% 
ALDEAutograph Letter and Manuscript on December 12th: 109.87% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsFine and Important Books and Works on Paper on December 15th: 107.25% 
ArtcurialFROM THE WILLY RONIS SUCCESSION STÉPHANE KOVALSKY COLLECTION on December 13th: 104.84% 


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

National Book AuctionsBooks on December 10th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 12/4 on December 11th: 99.62% 
Heritage AuctionsAnimation Art on December 11th: 98.52% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 12/4 on December 11th: 98.23% 
Aspire AuctionsFine Art - Prints - Internet Bidstart 12/2 on December 10th: 96.88% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsWinter Magic: The Rex Conklin Library and Other Fine Conjuring Collections on December 3rd: 94.82% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersDeck the Halls: December Exposition Auction on December 10th: 93.75% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on December 13th: 93.26% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsChildren's and Illustrated Books on December 15th: 90.32% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsBooks, Maps and Documents on December 14th: 85.50% 
Waverly AuctionsBooksWaverly Rare Books Catalog Auction on December 1st: 84.19% 
ChristiesFine Printed Books and Manuscripts, including Americana on December 14th: 81.13% 
SothebysImportant Judaica on December 15th: 80.16% 
 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Christies Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica on December 14th Actual price: USD $3,719,500.
  2. Sothebys Evening Service of Roshashanah, and Kippur, or The Beginning of the Year, and The Day of Atonement on December 15th Actual price: USD $468,500.
  3. Sothebys THE TALES OF BEEDLE THE BARD TRANSLATED FROM THE ORIGINAL RUNES, 2007 on December 13th Actual price: USD $468,313.
  4. Vermot de Pas Asterix on December 10th Actual price: USD $312,000.
  5. Christies Autograph letter signed (''Go: Washington'' to François Jean de Beauvoir, Marquis de Chastellux (1734-1788), Mount Vernon, 25 April, 1 May 1788. on December 14th Actual price: USD $307,500.
  6. Christies A SCIENTIFIC MANUSCRIPT, in Latin, manuscript on paper on December 14th Actual price: USD $295,500.
  7. Sothebys FOR PRIVATE DISTRIBUTION ... EXTRACTS FROM LETTERS ADDRESSED TO PROFESSOR HENSLOW BY C. DARWIN, ESQ. on December 13th Actual price: USD $269,875.
  8. Christies The Federalist: A Collection of Essays, Written in Favour of the New Constitution, as Agreed Upon by the Federal Convention, September 17, 1787 on December 14th Actual price: USD $247,500.
  9. Christies THE COUNCIL OF VIRGINIA. A True Declaration of the estate of the Colonie of Virginia, With a confutation of such scandalous reports as have tended to the disgrace of so worthy an enterprise on December 14th Actual price: USD $223,500.
  10. Christies Ulysses on December 14th Actual price: USD $223,500.
  11. Sothebys AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED ("JA"), TO HER SISTER CASSANDRA, on December 13th Actual price: USD $190,500.
  12. Christies Autograph letter signed (''Th:Jefferson''), Paris, 2 September 1785, to François Jean de Beauvoir, Marquis de Chastellux (1734-1788) on December 14th Actual price: USD $187,500.
  13. Sothebys COLLECTION OF 36 PAMPHLETS IN ONE VOLUME: on December 13th Actual price: USD $174,625.
  14. Christies Leaves of Grass on December 14th Actual price: USD $162,500.
  15. Christies Autograph letter signed (''Go: Washington'') to François Jean de Beauvoir, Chevalier de Chastellux (1734-1788), Mount Vernon, 1 February 1784. on December 14th Actual price: USD $150,000.
  16. Christies Comedies, Histories and Tragedies. Published according to the true Originall Copies. on December 14th Actual price: USD $150,000.
  17. Sothebys Pinkas Mattersdorf (Autograph Commentary of the Hatam Sofer on the Haggadah, Shabbat ha-Gadol, and Liturgical Readings for Passover), [Mattersdorf], 1799-1800. Bound with Ma'aleh Beit Horin (a printed Haggadah on December 15th Actual price: USD $143,750.
  18. Bubb Kuyper The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke. Ed. J. Dover Wilson. on November 25th Actual price: USD $143,451.
  19. Christies Autograph letter signed ("Go: Washington") as Commander-in-chief, to François Jean de Beauvoir, Chevalier de Chastellux (1734-1788), Princeton, New Jersey, 12 October 1783. on December 14th Actual price: USD $137,500.
  20. Sothebys Sefer ha-Hinnukh, Pinhas ben Joseph ha-Levi of Barcelona, on December 15th Actual price: USD $137,500.
  21. Sothebys A VERY LARGE COLLECTION OF WORKS, PAMPHLETS AND TRACTS IN 31 VOLUMES: on December 13th Actual price: USD $134,938.
  22. Christies A briefe relation of the Discovery and Plantation of New England: and of Sundry Accidents therein occurring, from the yeere of our Lord M.D.CVII on December 14th Actual price: USD $125,000.
  23. Sothebys A Magnificent Decorated Ketubbah on December 15th Actual price: USD $125,000.
  24. Christies Prufrock and Other Observations on December 14th Actual price: USD $118,750.
  25. Christies The Dialoges of Creatures Moralysed. Applyably and edificatyfly, to euery mery and iocounde mater, of late tra[n]slated out of latyn into our Englysshe tonge right profitable to the gouernaunce of man. And they be to sell, vpo[n] Powlys churche yarde. on December 14th Actual price: USD $112,500.


48 total sales reported this week:

PIASA. Photographs on December 15th: 24.11%
De Baecque and Associes. Ancient and Modern Books - Autographs and Documents on December 15th: 61.27%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Fine and Important Books and Works on Paper on December 15th: 64.53%
Waverly Auctions. BooksWaverly Rare Books Catalog Auction on December 1st: 84.19%
Vermot de Pas. Comic Strips and Original Boards, 3D, Japanese Animation on December 10th: 64.82%
Adams Amsterdam Auctions. Kees van Dongen – His Illustrated Books - and - Fine Art on December 13th: 70.80%
Bonhams. Entertainment Memorabilia on December 15th: 70.20%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Fine Prints on December 14th: 71.90%
Sothebys. Important Judaica on December 15th: 80.16%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Children's and Illustrated Books on December 15th: 90.32%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Books, Maps and Documents on December 14th: 85.50%
Artcurial. FROM THE WILLY RONIS SUCCESSION STÉPHANE KOVALSKY COLLECTION on December 13th: 75.61%
Artcurial. Photography on December 13th: 61.97%
Artcurial. Limited Editions on December 12th: 66.30%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Books, Prints on December 12th: 48.00%
Vermot de Pas. NASA Photographs on December 8th: 41.03%
Ader. Ancient and Modern Prints on December 7th: 73.63%
Bruun Rasmussen. Books on December 13th: 78.46%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on December 13th: 93.26%
Christies. Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts, including Americana on December 14th: 81.13%
Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions. Antiquarian Books on December 13th: 77.33%
Knotty Pine Auction Service. Antique and Estate Book Sale on May 7th: 78.60%
National Book Auctions. Books on December 10th: 100.00%
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH. Books, Prints on December 9th: 32.21%
Bloomsbury Auctions. The Sporting and Country Life Sale on December 13th: 51.35%
Sothebys. English Literature, History, Children's Books & Illustrations on December 13th: 64.09%
Mid Hudson Auction Galleries. Contemporary Art, Antiques and Fine Art on December 10th: 59.15%
Guernseys. The Neil Leifer Photographic Collection - Day 2 on December 3rd: 29.17%
Guernseys. The Neil Leifer Photographic Collection - Day 1 on December 2nd: 55.00%
ALDE. Autograph Letter and Manuscript on December 12th: 55.06%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Deck the Halls: December Exposition Auction on December 10th: 93.75%
Sothebys. Exceptional Exposures: 20th Century Photographs Online - Internet bidstart 11/28 on December 12th: 65.57%
Dorotheum . Books and Decorative Prints on December 12th: 79.23%
Michaans Auctions. December Estate Sale - Books and Prints on December 10th: 37.84%
Aspire Auctions. Fine Art - Prints - Internet Bidstart 12/2 on December 10th: 96.88%
Profiles in History. Animation and Disneyana on December 9th: 66.72%
Knotty Pine Auction Service. Main Ephemera and Book Auction on November 5th: 72.32%
Winter Associates. December Auction - Americana on December 5th: 60.00%
RR Auction. Autographs and Artifacts - Internet bidstart 11/18 on December 7th: 67.53%
Alexander Historical Auctions. Revolutionary War on December 10th: 65.59%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 12/4 on December 11th: 99.62%
Clars Auction Gallery. Antique, Art, Jewelry, Asian - Prints, Books on December 11th: 76.47%
Clars Auction Gallery. Asian, Antique, Jewelry, Art - Prints, Books on December 10th: 57.89%
Pierre Berge and Associes. Philippe Zoummeroff on December 9th: 62.50%
Auctionata. Collectibles and Rarities on December 7th: 23.33%
Potter and Potter Auctions. Winter Magic: The Rex Conklin Library and Other Fine Conjuring Collections on December 3rd: 94.82%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 12/4 on December 11th: 98.23%
Heritage Auctions. Animation Art on December 11th: 98.52%


For the week ahead 5 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Dec. 19th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 83 lots

Tue. Dec. 20th
Stockholms Auktionsverk. Stockholm. Rare Books, Maps and Manuscripts. 413 lots

Wed. Dec. 21st
Moreshet Auctions. Jerusalem. Judaica, Manuscripts, Holy Texts, letters, Rabbinical letters, Jewish objects, Items from the Land o. 368 lots

Sun. Dec. 25th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 12/18.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 12/18.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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>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>
  • <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