• <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>
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s New York<br>Fine Books & Manuscripts Online<br>Ending December 17</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, Now - Dec 17:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies…</i> The Second Impression. 1632. $100,000 to $150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, Now - Dec 17:</b> GEORGE CURZON, 1ST MARQUESS CURZON OF KEDLESTON. “Curzon Tiger Hunt.” [India: circa 1901]. 120 albumen photographs. $3,000 to $5,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, Now - Dec 17:</b> (CASSADY, NEAL). Kerouac, Jack. <i>On the Road.</i> New York: Viking Press, 1957. Inscribed. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, Now - Dec 17:</b> VEGA, JOSEPH PENSO DE LA. <i>Confusion de Confusiones. Dialogos curiosos entre un Philosopho agudo, un Mercader discrete...</i> Amsterdam, 1688. $200,000 to $300,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, Now - Dec 17:</b> RACKHAM, ARTHUR — [WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE]. "The Moon Like to a Silver Bow New-Bent in Heaven," original illustration for <i>A Midsummer Night's Dream.</i> $12,000 to $18,000
  • <center><b>Doyle: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake” Johnson<br>Online Only Auction ending Dec. 18</b>
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> WETZEL, CHARLES M. American Fishing Books. $400 to $600
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> BISSELL, ALFRED E., <i>In Pursuit of Salar.</i> $400 to $600
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> <i>The Settler and Sportsman in Anticosti.</i> $400 to $600
    <center><b>Doyle: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake” Johnson<br>Online Only Auction ending Dec. 18</b>
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> CARLETON, HENRY GUY, <i>Advice to Young Anglers.</i> $300 to $500
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> ROBINSON, ROLAND EVANS, <i>Forest and Stream Fables. By Awahsoose the Bear.</i> $300 to $500
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> SAWADA, KEN, <i>The Art of the Classic Salmon Fly.</i> $300 to $500
    <center><b>Doyle: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake” Johnson<br>Online Only Auction ending Dec. 18</b>
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> SOUTHARD, CHARLES ZIBEON, <i>The Evolution of Trout and Trout Fishing in America.</i> $400 to $600
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> SOUTHARD, CHARLES ZIBEON, <i>Trout Fly-Fishing in America.</i> $400 to $600
  • <b>Bonhams New York: Fine Books and Manuscripts Including the World of Hilary Knight. December 5, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> KNIGHT, HILARY. The Original Portrait of Eloise that Hung at the Plaza Hotel. $100,000 to 150,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> WARHOL, ANDY. "Iced Lemon Delight," an Original Watercolor Presented to Hilary Knight's cat, Phoebe $8,000 to 12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> SENDAK, MAURICE. <i>Where the Wild Things Are.</i> PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED with drawing to Hilary Knight in the month following publication. $10,000 to 15,000
    <b>Bonhams New York: Fine Books and Manuscripts Including the World of Hilary Knight. December 5, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> NOLAND, KENNETH. Original circle painting, untitled, acrylic and ink on cloth, for cover of monograph $8,000 to 12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> TOULOUSE-LAUTREC. <i>Histoires Naturelles,</i> 1899. With 22 original lithographs. $10,000 to 15,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>A Collection of Poems,</i> [1711]. The first authoritative and complete collected Sonnets.$15,000 to 20,000
    <b>Bonhams New York: Fine Books and Manuscripts Including the World of Hilary Knight. December 5, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> LONDON, JACK. <i>The Call of the Wild.</i> 1903. First edition, first state jacket. $2,000 to 3,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> FROST, ROBERT. Autograph Manuscript of "Build Soil," 12 pp, 1932-1936. $15,000 to 20,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> GOULD, GLENN. Glenn Gould's extensively annotated copy of Bach's Goldberg Variations $100,000 to 150,000
    <b>Bonhams New York: Fine Books and Manuscripts Including the World of Hilary Knight. December 5, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> PLATH, SYLVIA. EARLY Autograph Letter Signed, about her beginnings as a writer, Northampton, MA, 1951. $7,000 to 10,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> HOUDINI, HARRY. A collection of 11 cast iron shackle and lock items from Houdini's personal collection. $20,000 to 30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> M4 ENGIMA MACHINE, with very rare RARE HYDRA KEY ENVELOPE. $400,000 to 600,000

Auction Update Review

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Thirty-seven Auctions Archived, 42 more this Week

For the week ended Saturday 25 November 2017 37 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 17 denominated in euros, 19 denominated in US dollars and 1 in British pounds.  Turnover was a robust $38,855,684 as 16,153 lots were offered and 13,770 sold for an 85% success rate.  Wow!

 

7 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Heritage AuctionsSports Collectible Catalog Auction on November 18th: $10,805,685 
Heritage AuctionsComics & Comic Art Signature Auction on November 18th: $8,750,157 
Heritage Auctions"Heroes of Sport" Catalog Auction on November 19th: $2,867,263 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters on November 18th: $2,846,909 
ArtcurialThe World of Herge - Tintin's Creator on November 18th: $1,366,622 
ArtcurialComic Strips on November 18th: $1,336,523 
SothebysJacques Grange Collector on November 22nd: $1,282,466 

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

Burgersdijk and NiermansRare Books - Session 1 on November 14th: 203.02% 
SothebysJacques Grange Collector on November 22nd: 177.37% 
Burgersdijk and NiermansRare Books - Session 2 on November 15th: 139.91% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersCollection of Paul F. Walters - Part 2 on November 15th: 136.67% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsCircus, Sideshow and Wild West on November 18th: 126.61% 
The Antiquarian BookRare Books - Internet bidstart 11/14 on November 19th: 122.58% 
Pierre Berge and AssociesBooks on November 23rd: 103.39% 


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

Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersCollection of Paul F. Walters - Part 2 on November 15th: 100.00% 
SothebysJacques Grange Collector on November 22nd: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 11/12 on November 19th: 100.00% 
National Book AuctionsBooks and Ephemera - Antique, Fairbanks, Exploration, etc. on November 4th: 100.00% 
National Book AuctionsAntique, Fraternal, History, etc. on November 18th: 100.00% 
The Antiquarian BookRare Books - Internet bidstart 11/14 on November 19th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics & Comic Art Signature Auction on November 18th: 99.28% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - Online bidstart 11/14 on November 21st: 98.90% 
Heritage Auctions"Heroes of Sport" Catalog Auction on November 19th: 96.55% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters on November 18th: 96.03% 
Heritage AuctionsSports Collectible Catalog Auction on November 18th: 95.28% 
Burgersdijk and NiermansRare Books - Session 1 on November 14th: 95.25% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsCircus, Sideshow and Wild West on November 18th: 90.12% 
Burgersdijk and NiermansRare Books - Session 2 on November 15th: 87.54% 
Addison and SarovaRare Books, Manuscripts and Ephemera on November 18th: 87.19% 
Cowans AuctionsAmerican History - Live Salesroom Auction on November 17th: 85.22% 
Pierre Berge and AssociesBooks on November 23rd: 83.00% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Heritage Auctions 1947 Jackie Robinson Game Worn Brooklyn Dodgers Rookie "Color Barrier" Jersey, MEARS A9--Photo Matched with Family Provenance! on November 19th Actual price: USD $2,050,000.
  2. Artcurial Le Sceptre d'Ottokar on November 18th Actual price: USD $590,850.
  3. Heritage Auctions Dracula (Universal, 1931). One Sheet (27" X 41") Style A. on November 18th Actual price: USD $525,800.
  4. Sothebys BLACK SEA, OZULUCE, 1991 on November 22nd Actual price: USD $487,890.
  5. Artcurial L'Étoile mystérieuse on November 18th Actual price: USD $445,770.
  6. Heritage Auctions 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle #311 PSA NM-MT 8. on November 18th Actual price: USD $408,000.
  7. Artcurial Spirou et Fantasio - Tome 8 La Mauvaise tête on November 18th Actual price: USD $329,706.
  8. Heritage Auctions 1916 D350 Standard Biscuit Babe Ruth #151 Rookie PSA VG-EX 4. on November 18th Actual price: USD $264,000.
  9. Heritage Auctions 1969 Topps Lew Alcindor #25 PSA Gem Mint 10 - Pop Two. on November 18th Actual price: USD $240,000.
  10. Heritage Auctions Casablanca (Warner Brothers, 1947). First Post-War Release French Grande (46.5" X 63.25") Pierre Pigeot Artwork. on November 18th Actual price: USD $239,000.
  11. Sothebys PICASSO, 1957 on November 22nd Actual price: USD $234,000.
  12. Heritage Auctions Journey Into Mystery #83 (Marvel, 1962) CGC NM 9.4 White pages. on November 18th Actual price: USD $191,200.
  13. Heritage Auctions Robert Crumb Your Hytone Comix Complete 8-Page Story Original Art (Apex Novelties, 1971). on November 18th Actual price: USD $167,300.
  14. Heritage Auctions Detective Comics #33 (DC, 1939) CGC VF 8.0 Cream to off-white pages. on November 18th Actual price: USD $167,300.
  15. Heritage Auctions Fantastic Four #1 (Marvel, 1961) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white to white pages. on November 18th Actual price: USD $161,325.
  16. ALDE Danseuses au repos. on November 22nd Actual price: USD $160,875.
  17. Heritage Auctions Tales of Suspense #39 (Marvel, 1963) CBCS NM+ 9.6 White pages. on November 18th Actual price: USD $155,350.
  18. Heritage Auctions Showcase #4 The Flash (DC, 1956) CGC VF+ 8.5 White pages. on November 18th Actual price: USD $155,350.
  19. Heritage Auctions Showcase #22 Green Lantern (DC, 1959) CGC NM- 9.2 Cream to off-white pages. on November 18th Actual price: USD $149,375.
  20. Heritage Auctions 1933 Goudey Napoleon Lajoie #106 PSA Mint 9 - None Higher. on November 18th Actual price: USD $144,000.
  21. Heritage Auctions Robert Crumb Your Hytone Comics Complete 3-Page Story Original Art (Apex Novelties, 1971). on November 18th Actual price: USD $143,400.
  22. Heritage Auctions Robert Crumb - Complete Sketchbook Original Art (c. 1970). on November 18th Actual price: USD $143,400.
  23. Sothebys AHMED TRIPTYCH, MARCH 1962/CIRCA 1990S on November 22nd Actual price: USD $138,938.
  24. Heritage Auctions 1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle #253 PSA NM-MT 8. on November 18th Actual price: USD $132,000.
  25. Heritage Auctions Detective Comics #31 (DC, 1939) CGC VG/FN 5.0 Off-white to white pages. on November 18th Actual price: USD $131,450.



37 total sales reported this week:

Aste Bolaffi. Posters on November 23rd: 66.89%
Trafford Books. Books on November 22nd: 70.61%
Il Ponte. Books and Manuscripts on November 21st: 66.40%
Rossini. Photographs on November 20th: 64.54%
Pierre Berge and Associes. Books on November 23rd: 83.00%
Pierre Berge and Associes. Books on November 22nd: 74.42%
ALDE. Modern Illustrated Books and Original Bindings on November 22nd: 66.28%
Artcurial. The World of Herge - Tintin's Creator on November 18th: 66.93%
Artcurial. Comic Strips on November 18th: 65.26%
Sothebys. Jacques Grange Collector on November 22nd: 100.00%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on November 21st: 77.14%
Burgersdijk and Niermans. Rare Books - Session 1 on November 14th: 95.25%
Burgersdijk and Niermans. Rare Books - Session 2 on November 15th: 87.54%
National Book Auctions. Antique, Fraternal, History, etc. on November 18th: 100.00%
National Book Auctions. Books and Ephemera - Antique, Fairbanks, Exploration, etc. on November 4th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Online bidstart 11/14 on November 21st: 98.90%
Ketterer Kunst Doerling. Rare Books - Day 2 on November 21st: 54.81%
Ketterer Kunst Doerling. Rare Books - Day 1 on November 20th: 77.57%
PIASA. American Idols: American Prints on November 16th: 48.00%
Bonhams. TCM Presents... Out of this World! on November 21st: 65.03%
Bonhams. TCM Presents ... Vintage Movie Posters Featuring the Ira Resnick Collection on November 20th: 76.84%
Christian Hesse Auktionen. Books, Autographs and Prints on November 18th: 60.77%
Neal Auction Company. Louisiana Purchase Auction on November 19th: 67.09%
Addison and Sarova. Rare Books, Manuscripts and Ephemera on November 18th: 87.19%
Heritage Auctions. "Heroes of Sport" Catalog Auction on November 19th: 96.55%
Potter and Potter Auctions. Circus, Sideshow and Wild West on November 18th: 90.12%
Clars Auction Gallery. Antiques, Asian and Fine Arts: Prints on November 19th: 75.00%
Cowans Auctions. American History - Live Salesroom Auction on November 17th: 85.22%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Collection of Paul F. Walters - Part 2 on November 15th: 100.00%
Binoche et Giquello. Surrealism: Books, Drawings, Autographs, Manuscripts on November 15th: 52.46%
Eldreds. Fall Americana Auction on November 18th: 76.67%
The Antiquarian Book. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 11/14 on November 19th: 100.00%
Arader Galleries. Fall 2017 Sale on November 18th: 65.83%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 11/12 on November 19th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters on November 18th: 96.03%
Heritage Auctions. Sports Collectible Catalog Auction on November 18th: 95.28%
Heritage Auctions. Comics & Comic Art Signature Auction on November 18th: 99.28%

 

For the week ahead 42 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Nov. 27th
Dorotheum . Vienna. Autographs, Manuscripts and Certificates. 308 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 86 lots
Northeast Auctions. Portsmouth. Portsmouth Monday Evening Auction. 10 lots

Tue. Nov. 28th
Christies. London -South Kensington. Rare Books and Manuscripts. 148 lots
Sothebys. London. Music Manuscripts. 74 lots
Christies. London - King Street. Interiors: Ski Posters. 74 lots
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Books, Documents and Photographs. 370 lots
Minerva Auctions Roma. Roma. Photographs. 361 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Online bidstart 11/21. 495 lots

Wed. Nov. 29th
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints. 6 lots
Bonhams. London. Prints and Multiples. 345 lots
Chiswick Auctions. London. Printed Books and Manuscripts. 309 lots
Forum Auctions in Italy. Roma. Books and Works on Paper. 433 lots
Winner's Auctions and Exhibitions. Jerusalem. Holy books, letters from Rabbis and Rebbes, Judaica, Maps, Periodicals, Postcards, banknotes, Eretz. 500 lots
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . Fine Art - Prints. 161 lots

Thu. Nov. 30th
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Fine Sale - Day 3: Books. 88 lots
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Cape Town. Books - Internet Bidstart 11/23. 438 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . 15th-19th Century Prints. 675 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Music, Opera and Theatre. 111 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. The Richard E. Bateman Collection on Celestial Mechanics with Rare Books & Manuscripts from various. 353 lots
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Books and Manuscripts. 211 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . From the Library of a Rare Print Dealer. 351 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Fall Asian Art Auction - Prints. 102 lots
Nye & Company Auctioneers. Bloomfield. November Backyard Timed Auction. 61 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Asian and Islamic Works of Art - Prints. 7 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. The NCS Thanks & Giving Auction benefiting Hurricane Relief - Internet bidstart 11/22. 130 lots

Fri. Dec. 1st
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. December Premiere Sale - Day 1. 576 lots

Sat. Dec. 2nd
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. 20th Century, Modern & Contemporary Fine Art - Prints. 167 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Americana and Political Grand Format Auction. 408 lots
Leland Little Auctions. Hillsborough, NC. The Winter Quarterly Auction. 29 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. December Premiere Sale - Day 2. 641 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Modern Art Part II - Prints. 440 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Modern Art Part I - Prints. 359 lots
John McInnis Auctioneers. Amesbury. Extraordinary Estate Auction. 77 lots
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books.
Treadway Toomey Auctions. Oak Park. 20th Century Art and Design - Prints, Books, Autographs.

Sun. Dec. 3rd
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. 19th Century Spirit.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 11/26.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 11/26.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 11-5. 788 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. December Premiere Sale - Day 3. 110 lots
Carlsen Gallery. Greenville, NY. Holiday Season Antique Auction.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers: Printed Books, Maps & Documents, Dec 12; Modern Literature & First Editions, Dec 13</b>
    <b>Dominic Winter, Dec 12:</b> Thomas Malton, <i>Malton's Oxford,</i> 4 original parts, 1st edition, 1802-1804. £2000 to £3000
    <b>Dominic Winter, Dec 12:</b> John Papworth, <i>Select Views of London,</i> 1st edition, Ackermann, 1816. £1000 to £1500
    <b>Dominic Winter, Dec 12:</b> William Curtis, <i>Flora Londinensis,</i> 5 volumes, 1st edition, 1835. £5000 to £7000
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers: Printed Books, Maps & Documents, Dec 12; Modern Literature & First Editions, Dec 13</b>
    <b>Dominic Winter, Dec 12:</b> Thomas Jerdon, <i>Illustrations of Indian Ornithology…,</i> 1st edition, 1847. From the ornithological library of Martin Woodcock. £1000 to £1500
    <b>Dominic Winter, Dec 12:</b> C. & J. Greenwood, <i>London from actual survey made in the years 1824, 1825 & 1826...,</i> 1830. £3000 to £5000
    <b>Dominic Winter, Dec 12:</b> Joseph Smith, <i>The Book of Doctrine and Covenants,</i> 2nd European edition, Liverpool, 1849. £2000 to £3000
    <b>Dominic Winter, Dec 12:</b> Khaqani, <i>Tuhfat al-’Iraqayn [‘The Gift of the Two Iraqs’],</i> probably Safavid Iran [c. 1600]. £700 to £1000
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers: Printed Books, Maps & Documents, Dec 12; Modern Literature & First Editions, Dec 13</b>
    <b>Dominic Winter, Dec 13:</b> Steiff. A pair of rare Steiff rod bears, c. 1904. £7,000 to £10,000
    <b>Dominic Winter, Dec 13:</b> Golden Cockerel Press, <i>Canterbury Tales, Illustrated by Eric Gill,</i> 4 volumes, 1929-31. £2000 to £3000
    <b>Dominic Winter, Dec 13:</b> Lord Byron (1788-1824), A piece of red damask from the bridal bed curtain of Lord & Lady Byron, Seaham Hall, 1815. £2000 to £3000
    <b>Dominic Winter, Dec 13:</b> Rupert Brooke (1887-1915), Autograph letter signed to an admiring Cambridge friend, the notable bookseller E.P. Goldschmidt, [1907]. £3000 to £5000
    <b>Dominic Winter, Dec 13:</b> Eric Ambler, <i>Cause For Alarm,</i> 1st edition in dust jacket, inscribed by the author, 1938. £1500 to £2000
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 13:</b> Adrian Reland, <i>Imperium Japonicum,</i> first European map to use Sino-Japanese characters, Amsterdam, circa 1740. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 13:</b> John Overton, <i>A New & Most Exact Map of America,</i> hand colored, London, 1671. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 13:</b> John James Audubon, <i>The Birds of America & Quadrupeds of North America,</i> together in 10 matching octavo bindings. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 13:</b> Cornelis de Jode, <i>Hemispheriu ab Aequinoctiali Linea,</i> Antwerp, 1593. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 13:</b> Currier & Ives, <i>Across the Continent,</i> New York, 1868, formerly in the collection of Thomas Winthrop Streeter. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 13:</b> Frederick Sander, <i>Reichenbachia, Orchids Illustrated & Described,</i> in four volumes, St. Albans, 1888-94. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 13:</b> Color woodblock map of Uraga and Edo Bay showing the course of Commodore Perry’s Black Ship squadron, Japan, circa 1854. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 13:</b> Manuscript report on the arrival of Commodore Matthew Perry, with 2 portraits of Perry & Commander H. A. Adams, Japan. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 13:</b> Edward Lear, <i>Castello di Melfi in Basilicata,</i> ink, graphite & watercolor, 1847. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 13:</b> Abraham Ortelius, <i>Islandia,</i> Antwerp, 1603. $3,500 to $5,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 13:</b> Philippe Vandermaelen, North American volume of the first atlas to use lithography, Brussels, 1827. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 13:</b> Joseph Frederick Wallet Des Barres, <i>A Chart of the Coast,</i> from the <i>Atlantic Neptune,</i> London, 1780. $18,000 to $22,000.
  • <b>Christie’s London, 12 Dec:</b> Huang Qianren. Complete Geographic Map of the Great Qing Dynasty. £50,000 to £80,000
    <b>Christie’s London, 12 Dec:</b> Book of Hours of Jean Le Sauvage and Jacqueline de Boulogne. £70,000 to £100,000
    <b>Christie’s London, 12 Dec:</b> Abraham Ortelius. <i>Theatrum orbis terrarum. – Parergon. – Nomenclator ptolemaicus,</i> 1584. £80,000 to £120,000
  • <b>Arenberg Auctions: Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps, and Works on Paper. December 14 & 15, 2018</b>
    <b>Arenberg Auctions, Dec 14-15:</b> LÉOPOLD II of Belgium. Autograph letter signed to Ferdinand de Lesseps. (Brusselss, 30th of August 1881. € 500 / 600
    <b>Arenberg Auctions, Dec 14-15:</b> Unique collection of c. 280 satirical postcards on Léopold II of Belgium.<br>€ 3.000 / 3.500
    <b>Arenberg Auctions, Dec 14-15:</b> Horae, use of Rouen, c. 1475.<br>€ 22.000 / 30.000
    <b>Arenberg Auctions: Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps, and Works on Paper. December 14 & 15, 2018</b>
    <b>Arenberg Auctions, Dec 14-15:</b> <i>Sensuyt la tresplaisante hystoire du preux et vaillant Guerin de Montglaue</i> [...]. € 6.000 / 8.000
    <b>Arenberg Auctions, Dec 14-15:</b> SCUTENAIRE, Louis. <i>Mes inscriptions.</i> 1945-1963. € 1.000 / 1.200
    <b>Arenberg Auctions, Dec 14-15:</b> Études Gèographiques [puzzle].<br>€ 70 / 100
    <b>Arenberg Auctions: Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps, and Works on Paper. December 14 & 15, 2018</b>
    <b>Arenberg Auctions, Dec 14-15:</b> Unique series of fifty 19th-c. Persian miniatures. € 1.500 / 2.500
    <b>Arenberg Auctions, Dec 14-15:</b> SIXTUS IV. <i>De sanguine Christi et De potentia Dei,</i> 1474. € 4.500 / 6.000
    <b>Arenberg Auctions, Dec 14-15:</b> Joan Miró, lithographies. € 200 / 300
    <b>Arenberg Auctions, Dec 14-15:</b> MERIAN, Anna Maria Sibylla. [Metamorphosis of a brown butterfly]. € 4.000 / 5.000
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s New York<br>Fine Autograph Letters and Manuscripts from a Distinguished Private Collection: Part II<br>December 13, 2018</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec 13:</b> Sibelius, Jean. Autograph manuscript of “Spagnuolo” for piano, boldly signed “Jean Sibelius.” $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec 13:</b> Verdi, Giuseppe. Fourteen largely unpublished autograph letters signed to Alessandro Lanari, the “Napoleon of Impresarios.” $100,000 to $150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec 13:</b> Jefferson, Thomas. Autograph letter signed ("Th: Jefferson") to William Lee, Monticello, 26 August 1816. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec 13:</b> Whitman, Walt. Signed carte-de-visite photograph by Benjamin Gurney, 1875. $1,000 to $1,500
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec 13:</b> Wilde, Oscar. Autograph letter signed ("Oscar Wilde"). 8 pages on 2 bifolia of different sizes, with ink sketch on the first page. $25,000 to $30,000