• <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Age of Wonder<br>Nov. 25 – Dec. 9, 2022</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, Nov. 25-Dec. 9:</b> Darwin, Charles. His definitive statement on natural selection, and his legacy. $600,000 to $800,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Nov. 25-Dec. 9:</b> Darwin, Charles and Alfred Russel Wallace. Darwin announces the theory of natural selection. $250,000 to $350,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Nov. 25-Dec. 9:</b> Jenner, Edward. Autograph letter, addressed to Dr. Wollaston, dated 21 November 1800, discussing the possible ill-effects of vaccination. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Age of Wonder<br>Nov. 25 – Dec. 9, 2022</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, Nov. 25-Dec. 9:</b> De Quincey, Thomas. Autograph letter signed (Thos. De Quincey). "A conclusive experiment on the profit of leaving of leaving off opium.” $6,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Nov. 25-Dec. 9:</b> Melville, Herman. <i>Moby-Dick; or, The Whale.</i> New York: Harper & Brothers, 1851. “And God created great whales.” $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Nov. 25-Dec. 9:</b> Foote, Eunice Newton. "Circumstances affecting the heat of the sun's rays," [In:] <i>The American Journal of Science and Arts…</i> New York, 1856. $8,000 to $12,000.
  • <center><b>Fonsie Mealy’s<br>Christmas Rare Books<br>& Collectors’ Sale<br>6th and 7th December</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Dec. 6-7:</b> The Corner-stone Document of Irish Freedom. 1916 PROCLAMATION OF THE IRISH REPUBLIC. £140,000 to £180,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Dec. 6-7:</b> Joyce's Modern Masterpiece, in its one-and-hundredth Year. Joyce (James). <i>Ulysses.</i> Paris, Shakespeare & Co. 1922. £15,000 to £25,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Dec. 6-7:</b>A Request from Mr. Joyce. Joyce (James). Autograph Letter Signed to 'Dear Mr [Thomas] Pugh,' dated 6.8.1934. £6,000 to £8,000.
    <center><b>Fonsie Mealy’s<br>Christmas Rare Books<br>& Collectors’ Sale<br>6th and 7th December</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Dec. 6-7:</b> Dun Emer Press: Yeats (Wm. Butler). <i>Stories of Red Hanrahan,</i> 8vo Dundrum 1904. Signed by Author. £1,000 to £1,500.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Dec. 6-7:</b> Binding: <i>Specimens of Early English Poets,</i> 8vo Lond. (For Edwards, Pall Mall) 1790. £500 to £700.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Dec. 6-7:</b> Harry Clarke: Walter (L. D'O.) <i>The Years at the Spring,</i> An Anthology of Recent Poetry. 4to New York (Brentano's) 1920. Special signed limited edition. £1,500 to £2,000.
    <center><b>Fonsie Mealy’s<br>Christmas Rare Books<br>& Collectors’ Sale<br>6th and 7th December</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Dec. 6-7:</b> Kipling (Rudyard). <i>Works,</i> including Writings, Novels, Poems etc. Bombay Edition, 31 vols. roy 8vo Lond. (MacMillan & Co.) 1913-1938. Signed by Author. £1,500 to £2,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Dec. 6-7:</b> Dunraven (Edwin, Third Earl of). <i>Notes on Irish Architecture,</i> Ed. by Margaret Stokes, 2 vols. lg. folio Lond. 1875-1877. Castle Hackett copy. £1,500 to £2,400.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Dec. 6-7:</b> Kirby (Wm.) & Spence (Wm.) <i>An Introduction to Entomology,</i> 4 vols. 8vo Lond. 1822. With hand-coloured plates. £200 to £300.
    <center><b>Fonsie Mealy’s<br>Christmas Rare Books<br>& Collectors’ Sale<br>6th and 7th December</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Dec. 6-7:</b> Heaney (Seamus). <i>Death of a Naturalist,</i> 8vo Lond. (Faber & Faber) 1966 First Edition - Third Impression. Signed, & inscribed on title page 'Seamus Heaney’. £800 to £1,200.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Dec. 6-7:</b> Glasgow Printing: Homer - <i>Iliad and Odyssey,</i> 4 vols. in 2, Glasgow (Robert & Andrew Foulis) 1756-1758. £1,0000 to £1,500.
  • <center><b>University Archives<br>Rare Autographs, Manuscripts & Books<br>December 14, 2022</b>
    <b>University Archives, Dec. 14:</b> Thomas Jefferson, Long ALS to Ronaldson "I consider Bonaparte as fighting our battles, and there I wish him success...” $35,000 to $45,000.
    <b>University Archives, Dec. 14:</b> G.A. Custer. PSA Mint 9 Brady CDV Signed with Rank, Best Signature/Pose We Have Ever Seen. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>University Archives, Dec. 14:</b> B. Franklin. 1733 Signed Philadelphia Partial Land Grant Dated Less Than 6 Months After Launch of "Poor Richard's Almanack". $12,000 to $15,000.
    <center><b>University Archives<br>Rare Autographs, Manuscripts & Books<br>December 14, 2022</b>
    <b>University Archives, Dec. 14:</b> Abraham Lincoln On Executive Mansion Stationery Replies to An Autograph Request! Fantastic Example. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>University Archives, Dec. 14:</b> G. Washington. Free Frank to Maj. Tallmadge Re: Culper Courier. $12,000 to $14,000.
    <b>University Archives, Dec. 14:</b> Albert Einstein ALS, “I am happy to see that a Jew is always 'en famille' wherever his steps lead him on this earth.” $5,000 to $6,000.
    <center><b>University Archives<br>Rare Autographs, Manuscripts & Books<br>December 14, 2022</b>
    <b>University Archives, Dec. 14:</b> Incredible Utah 1857 Mormon War Period Ft. Bridger Ledger: Afr. American Content, Mention of Armstead, Bernard Bee, RE Lee’s Son, 120pp! $10,000 to $12,000.
    <b>University Archives, Dec. 14:</b> Apollo XI. PSA Mint +9.5 Insurance Cover Signed by Armstrong, Aldrin & Collins, From Buzz Aldrin Family Space Collection. $8,000 to $10,000.
    <b>University Archives, Dec. 14:</b> Booker T. Washington, 17 Pages "Proud of Race...In & out of slavery...It is said that the strongest chain is no stronger than its weakest link." Handwritten Speech Notes. $8,000 to $9,000.
    <center><b>University Archives<br>Rare Autographs, Manuscripts & Books<br>December 14, 2022</b>
    <b>University Archives, Dec. 14:</b> R. Wallenberg. Signed Schutz-Pass Doc, With Rare Full Signature. $7,000 to $8,000.
    <b>University Archives, Dec. 14:</b> Freud & Jung Together, Most Famous Photo in Psychology History! September 1911, Weimar, Germany. $6,000 to $7,000.
    <b>University Archives, Dec. 14:</b> JFK Oversized Photo with Jackie & Caroline, Signed and Inscribed, Stunning! $3,500 to $4,500.
  • <b><center>Aste Bolaffi<br>Rare Books and Autographs<br>December 14-15, 2022</b>
    <b>Aste Bolaffi, Dec. 14-15:</b> Two first editions by Adrian Spigelius in a Sammelband: <i>De humani corporis fabrica</i> from 1627 and <i>De formato foetu</i> from 1626. €15,000 to €20,000.
    <b>Aste Bolaffi, Dec. 14-15:</b> Splendid coloured copy by Frederick De Wit, <i>Atlas maior,</i> Amsterdam, 1705. €20,000 to €30,000.
    <b>Aste Bolaffi, Dec. 14-15:</b> First edition by Marco Ricci, <i>Varia Marci Ricci Pictoris prestantissimi Experimenta,</i> Venice, Orsolini, 1723-1730. €20,000 to €25,000.
    <b><center>Aste Bolaffi<br>Rare Books and Autographs<br>December 14-15, 2022</b>
    <b>Aste Bolaffi, Dec. 14-15:</b> First edition by MicheleMarieschi, <i>Magnificentiores selectioresque Urbis Venetiarum prospectus,</i> Venice, 1741. €30,000 to €40,000.
    <b>Aste Bolaffi, Dec. 14-15:</b> Magnificent album by Louis-Leopold Boilly, Collection de dessins, calques et acquerelles, 1822. €20,000 to €25,000.
    <b>Aste Bolaffi, Dec. 14-15:</b> Rare musical score by Gioachino Rossini from 1858. €6,500 to €7,500.

Rare Book Monthly

Articles - November - 2014 Issue

Ah Hum-dinga in Fairfield, Maine on November 18th

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Poulin Antique Company is a busy auction house that occasionally sells rare books.  Their sales are well presented with estimates that tend to be on the low side as evidenced by their total realizations periodically exceeding the sum of their high estimates.  Later this month the Fairfield, Maine firm will hold another rare book sale, this time with estimates totaling $80,000 to $110,000, mostly for less important and decidedly obscure material that dealers know can present both challenges and opportunities.  Charles Robinson, who has cataloged the sale, has created an interesting event.

 

The timing of the sale is the Tuesday following the closing of the ABAA Book Fair in Boston on the 16th.  The start time is 11:00 EST on the 18th. Material is available for viewing and inspection in the days leading up to the sale continuing into the morning of the event.  Dealers, institutions and collectors, after they fold their tents at the conclusion of the Boston Book Fairs, may want to drive up for a look-around.

 

Charles has prepared a lengthy and entertaining list of high points that leaves little out except the price of the hot dogs and the fact that the bathrooms are free. 

 

So if you remember when auctions were a regular weekend affair, and long to rekindle the feeling, this is a potential event for you.

 

As to its description I’ll now let you read the official company account.  It sounds like fun.  

 


RARE BOOK AUCTION: NOVEMBER 18th, 2014 @ 11:00 AM
PREVIEWS: NOV. 17th 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM & 8:00 AM DAY OF SALE

 

Thank you for visiting our introduction to the Poulin Rare Book Auction to be held on Tuesday, November 18th, 2014. The detailed photo illustrated catalog will be forthcoming. The auction will begin at 11:00 AM EST in Fairfield, Maine. Fairfield is approximately three hours north of Boston. Preview day will be Monday, November 17th from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Doors will open at 8:00 AMthe day of sale for preview. The material can also be viewed by appointment.

We are pleased to offer rare and important books in many fields. Among the approximately 100 lots of 17th & 18th Century Americana are two important works by Cotton Mather. The WONDERFUL WORKS OF GOOD COMMEMORATED is the 1st edition of 1690 printed by Samuel Green in its original binding. A remaining portion of the title page confirms it as the first printing. The work is bound with THE WAY TO PROSPERITY. An extensive description, Holmes collation, and photographs of the book are found in the catalog. The second 17th century work by Cotton Mather isTHE LIFE OF THE RENOWNED JOHN ELIOT printed by Harrison Allen in 1691. It is in a handsome late 19th century binding. The title page is torn on the diagonal with approximately two-thirds remaining. Both works are exceedingly rare.

Adorned with 239 plates, the large folio of DESCRIPTION De L'EGYPTE DES…FRANCAISE is the second edition of 1826, parts I and II. Likely unique to this copy is the well accomplished hand-colored treatment of several of the fish.

Harry Houdini’s copy of the SYBERT REPORT ON SPIRITUALISM has Houdini’s annotations, bookplate and his signed notation of “Harry Houdini Bot in Glasgow, Scotland”. 

An ephemeral offering from August 26, 1749 is a manuscript “Warning Out” to one Jane Dane in Swansey. Moore and Jones’ THE TRAVELERS DIRECTORY; OR A POCKET COMPANION, SHOWING THE COURSE OF THE MAIN ROAD FROM PHILADELPHIA TO NEW YORK: AND FROM PHILADELPHIA TO WASHINGTON is a complete and very attractive copy in its original binding. Zadok Cramer’s NAVIGATOR has all of its woodcut river maps and is in its original binding although wanting the title page. This is the first edition incorporating material from Lewis and Clark and was published in Pittsburgh in 1808.

A 1799 Thanksgiving Broadside from the Presidency of JOHN ADAMS is further enhanced by the signature of Thomas Pickering. An authorization signed by Alexander Hamilton dated 1791 is in excellent example. A complete set of HAMILTON’S WORKS in seven volumes will be offered as well. The 1795 LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES is a tall copy in its original boards with wide clean margins.

Works by and about American Presidents and major political figures are well represented in the sale. These include a third edition (1791) of Thomas Paine’s RIGHTS OF MAN and several 18th centuryBOOKS OF LAWS AND ACTS containing the Declaration of Independence and other important appearances. The 1795 AMERICAN REMEMBRANCER is filled with fascinating content. The 1789 PERPETUAL LAWS OF MASSACHUSETTS has broad and universal appeal. Early political titles include works by or about John Adams, Jefferson, Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and Daniel Webster (including his works in a signed edition). BENJAMIN FRANKLIN related material includes a 1747 issue of the PENNSYLVANIA GAZETTE. The John Quincy Adams ORATION is one of the special presentation bindings. GRANT’S MEMOIRS is found in the fine deluxe three-quarter leather binding. The copy offered of THE LAST MEN OF THE REVOLUTION is a highly desirable example with all the photographs and plates of revolutionary soldiers’ homes complete.

There is an extensive section of Native American material including a beautiful copy of the 1929 Jacobson KIOWA INDIAN ART. This is the true 1st edition and is complete with its full complement of identified pochoir plates. The McKinney Hall HISTORY…TRIBES OF NORTH AMERICA offering is the edition of 1933. The Catlin LETTERS is the edition of 1857. Included in the captivity narratives lots is the rare and fascinating A VERY SURPRISING NARRATIVE OF A YOUNG WOMAN, published in 1799 bound in wraps, and authored by Abraham Panther. RINEHART’S INDIANS is the preferred large copy in color and was published in 1899. Dixon’s VANISHING RACE is offered twice in fine condition. Of particular interest is the BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER printed in the SIOUX language and published in 1878. The ABNAKI DICTIONARY is represented in its first printing of 1833. There are many desirable issues of the Bureau of Ethnology Reports.

Western Americana includes books and government reports with maps by authors such as Marcy, Custer, Fremont, Derby, N. Michler, Cram, S. Adams (Colorado River), Wheeler/Humphries, R. Williamson, J. Ross Browne, F. Hayden, C. Dutton, and Nelson Miles will sell as will the two volume 1787 Dechastelleux with all maps and an additional portrait. 

Important early religious material includes Quaker books (Sewell’s HISTORY, 1774), Fox’s BOOK OF MARTYRS (1760), William Penn (1789) and Barclay’s ANARCHY OF THE RANTERS (1783). There are a variety of sermons offered including a 1749 Thomas Prince. THE LAUD CONFERENCEprinted in London in 1686 is bound in leather. There are numerous 18th century printings of works by luminaries such as Jonathan Edwards and David Brainard (1793), P. Doddridge (1777) and several 18th century books authored by Isaac Watts. J. Ogilvie’s PROVIDENCE (1766) is a First. Also on the block is the first American printing of the KORAN published in 1806. The Essex House BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER in a gorgeous folio printing was published in 1903. Perhaps the most beautifulMASONIC HISTORY (Mackey) ever printed will be offered in seven Morocco-bound folios as published in 1898. Judaica includes two early American Hebrew Grammars as well as a disbound copy of DIE ALTEN JUDISCHEN HEILIGTHUMBER by Johannes Lund published in Hamburg in 1722, the title page in red and black, the whole in Gothic letter and with marvelous illustrations. One of the most reviled books of the 20th century is the PROTOCOLS OF THE ELDERS OF ZION which is represented in a 1st edition with brilliant blue covers. Several lots are of Mormon interest.

We are pleased to offer a rich selection of anti-slavery material including the true first issue ofSOJOURNER TRUTH’S NARRATIVE as well as First Editions by John Rankin, Wendell Phillips, Eleanor Eldridge, Lydia Child, G. Weston and John Thompson. Booker T. Washington is represented with a TLS and an uncommon appearance in an exhibition book. A book important to both freedom of the press and anti-slavery is the work by “Defenser,” ENEMIES OF THE CONSTITUTION published in 1831, the First Edition. A large and moving 1847 Maine anti-slavery broad side will hit the block as will a copy of “ROOTS” with an autograph of the author laid in. FATHER HENSON’S STORY (1858) is included as is the autobiography of evangelist AMANDA SMITH (1893). A pristine First Edition of T. Stewart’s 1886 LIBERIA is a cornerstone of any library of Black Back to Africa emigration material. It is in remarkable condition with all maps, ads, and illustrations.

There is a wealth of offerings containing maps, particularly those focusing on Western exploration. These include a complete copy of John Freemont’s MISSOURI RIVER…PLATTE RIVERS in the first Edition of 1843. The 1850 Whipple U.S./MEXICO BOUNDARY REPORT will be offered as will an 1852 STANSBURY with all maps. A good selection of RAILROAD SURVEYS and a prospectus for the Northern Pacific will be offered. 

Maps are offered in individual and atlas form. The most stunning atlas is a hand colored leather bound carriage atlas of Paris published by Chez Lattre in Paris IN 1762. The color, binding and borders are more than exquisite. There is a beautiful copy of the 1855 Mitchell Atlas which is complete. Atlas’ showing TEXAS as a Republic will be offered as will be a complete 1867 Johnson’s Atlas. A rare and important atlas of Somerset County, Maine with a remarkable association will be sold as well as many atlases of the State of Maine. A 60 x 45 1822 map of Pensacola Harbor is in remarkable condition. The complete JOINT MAPS OF THE NORTHERN BOUNDARY COMMISSION of 1878 is seldom offered for sale. The sheets are unbound as issued and the set is complete. A volume of the Bromley BACK BAY BOSTON published in 1908 is in large folio with exquisite coloring and highly detailed maps. CARVER’S NEW MAP OF THE PROVINCE OF QUEBEC completed in 1765 after the battle for Montreal is hand colored and near pristine.

Illustrated books are represented by a signed copy of Roland Clark’s ETCHINGS published by the Derrydale Press. Several important issues of VERVE MAGAZINE in their boxes are on offer as are eleven bound volumes of ST. NICHOLAUS MAGAZINE, 1916-1921. Bound years of HARPERS WEEKLY magazines with WINSLOW HOMER engravings will find a home following the sale as will a desirable selection of books illustrated by Arthur Rackham, Willy Pogany, Maxfield Parish, Howard Pyle, Dore, and other notable illustrators. Rare and delightful AMERICAN CHAPBOOKS will prompt strong bidding. Bound volumes of fashion magazines such as GODEY and PETERSON which are in unusually fine condition will be on offer. The well-known works of LA CROIX with their beautiful chromolithographs will sell in their handsome small folio leather bindings. The large folio NAPOLEON(1921) is illustrated by “Job” and is Paris printed. The “TIPPLER’S VOW” contains twenty-six original dry points. A magnificent 1772 folio of MEDAILLIES DE RUSSIE---KATHERINE II will be sold. There are several books whose illustrations are to be found on their fore-edges, including double fore-edge paintings. The FORE-EDGE paintings are well accomplished.

The most noteworthy medical book offered is the first American surgical atlas, PANCOAST’S TREATUS ON OPERATIVE SURGERY. Published in 1845, it has all of its plates including the male genital plate often found missing.

Paper includes American Almanacs from 1813 to 1850, a large selection of RADIO WORLD MAGAZINES published weekly from 1927 until 1928. Eighteenth and nineteenth American newspapers and magazines as well as two newspapers published in SAMOA in 1895 will find new owners. Desirable TRADE CATALOGS and PROMOTION BROCHURES regarding various subject matters including Model Trains will sell.

Offerings of a variety of topics including early economics, gold mining, early philosophy, disasters, horses, cowboys, cattle, sheep, polo, labor movements, anti-Semitism, California (the first lithograph of L.A.), violins, fishing, hunting, guns, trains, ships, antiques, music, early law, and the art of dance will sell. There are several large dealer lots organized by category and condition. 

Sets and singles bound in cloth and in leather will tempt collectors and designers. Authors include Dickens (Three sets), Poe, Thackery (in 23 volumes bound by Tout), Emerson, Hawthorne, C. Lever, Fiske, Hutchinson’s HISTORY…MASSACHUSETTS COLONY (1795), A. Hamilton (1851), J. Rhodes, F. Parkman, Wharton’s DIPLOMATIC CORRESPONDENCE, Shiller, Karl May, J. Ruskin,AMERICAN STATE PAPERS (1819), Shakespere, J. Campbell, W. Irving, T. Paine, Sir W. Scott, D. Webster (Signed), Plutarch, R. Kipling, REBELLION RECORDS (two sets, 100+ vols. Each set), Ruth Fielding, H. Balzac, Dumas, and J.M. Barrie. Binders include Bumpus, Tout, Bayntun, Riviere, Bennett, and others. There are many books printed by Isaiah Thomas which will appeal to the typophile. 

Nineteenth century women travelers in America are represented, as is the 1st Boston edition (1794) of the VINDICATION OF THE RIGHTS OF WOMEN. Six First Editions by Harriet Martineau will sell.

The two sets of the RECORDS OF THE WAR OF THE REBELLION are in most desirable condition as are many of the books from the Library of Hannibal Hamlin several of which are leather bound and embossed with his name on either the spine and/or cover. Perhaps the most notable among the books from the Hamlin Library is his personal copy of Emory’s MEXICAN BOUNDARY DISPUTE(1859) with color plates and found in a handsome binding.

Literature is represented and the books on offer are highly desirable including Thomas Hardy First and early editions both in cloth and bound in full leather by Bayntun (with spines and covers bound in) including TRUMPETTHE HAND OF ETHEL BERTATESS, and others. There are, as well, interesting lots of “HARDIANA”. Early and first issues of works by Mark Twain including HUCK FINNTHE PRINCE AND THE PAUPERFOLLOWING THE EQUATOR and others. The 1st edition of FOR WHOM THE BELLS TOLL is found in the appropriate dust wrapper.

The sale will include our usual offering of Maine-related material including early 19th century imprints from around the state, many desirable atlases, and books and photographs related to the Pine Tree State.

In order to facilitate your bidding and evaluation of the lots offered, each lot has at least one photograph and several of the more important lots have as many as six photographs. We urge your collaboration in keeping the catalog accurate and updated. Please feel free to e-mail us corrections or to seek clarification.

IMPORTANT NOTICE


A 17% buyer’s premium is in effect. If purchasing in state, please be sure to provide us with a copy of your Maine resale certificate. Out of state checks MUST be pre-approved, if not, we do accept credit cards such as MC, VISA, Discover & American Express.

Our goal is a 100% sell through rate. To achieve this goal, every lot with a high estimate of $250.00 or less CAN BE SOLD AT THE OPENING BID OF $25.00 IN THE EVENT THERE IS ONLY A SINGLE BIDDER ON THAT LOT AND NO OTHER BIDS INVOLVED.

We are already preparing for the 2015 November sale with consignments of important military books, books on food, wine, and spirits and photographs and photo illustrated books. We offer competitive commission rates and would be happy to consult by telephone or in person to discuss your material and our terms of sale.

We strongly encourage your attendance at this sale which will be fast-paced and move at more than 100 lots an hour. There is a great variety of material available appropriate for dealers, collectors, and e-bay and other on-line auctioneers. A complete and competent shipping service is available.

Please know that on-line bids can be placed on three of the most reputable on-line services: Auctionzip.com, Invaluable.com and Proxibid.com. There is an additional charge for the use of these platforms. The online catalog address is www.poulinantiques.com and can be searched by word, topic, author, etc. The catalog is also available on Americana Exchange who posts auction results as soon as available. Americana Exchange does not accept bids.

Please see the directions link at www.poulinantiques.com for driving directions and for restaurants and lodging available in our area. For inquiries, please feel free to contact us by e-mail atinfo@poulinantiques.com or by telephone at 207-453-2114. We look forward to seeing you after the Boston Book Fair.

 

 

Thank you,

 

Charles Robinson

207-240-0277

 

 

 

Deanna Daub

Poulin's Antiques & Auctions

199 Skowhegan Rd.

Fairfield, ME  04937

deanna@poulinantiques.com

Rare Book Monthly

  • <b>Bonhams, Dec. 13:</b> KEPLER INVESTIGATES PLANETARY MOTION. KEPLER, JOHANNES. 1571-1630. $400,000 to $600,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 13:</b> THE FINAL ILLUSTRATION OF POOH AND PIGLET IN THE HUNDRED ACRE WOOD. $250,000 to $350,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 13:</b> GUTENBERG BIBLE LEAF. $60,000 to $90,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 13:</b> ORTELIUS, ABRAHAM. 1527-1598. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 13:</b> KNIGHT, HILARY. "Christmas Dinner at Maxime de la Falaise's" $4,000 to $6,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 13:</b> GERSHWIN WORKING MUSICAL MANUSCRIPT PAGE FROM <i>OF THEE I SING.</i> $3,000 to $5,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 13:</b> GILBERT, W.S. Original typed manuscript for <i>The Story of the Mikado.</i> $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 13:</b> FINAL TYPED MANUSCRIPT FOR V.C. ANDREWS CLASSIC <I>FLOWERS IN THE ATTIC.</I> $4,000 to $6,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 13:</b> ANNOTATED TYPESCRIPT DRAFT FOR KIPLING'S FINAL MOWGLI STORY. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 13:</b> PRESENTATION COPY OF GUYS AND DOLLS. $12,000 to $18,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 13:</b> CHARLES DICKENS' CHINA INKWELL FEATURING A BEE READING, FROM GAD'S HILL. $6,000 to $8,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 13:</b> NELSON'S BATTLE PLAN FOR TRAFALGAR. $200,000 to $300,000
  • <center><b>Swann Auction Galleries<br>Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books<br> December 8, 2022</b>
    <b>Swann December 8:</b> Friedrich Justin Bertuch, <i>Bilderbuch für Kinder,</i> Weimar, 1792, 1798, 1802, 1805, 1822. $1,200 to $1,800.
    <b>Swann December 8:</b> Sebastian Münster, <i>Novae Insulae XXVI Nova Tabula,</i> Basel, 1552. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann December 8:</b> Sebastian Münster & Hans Holbein, <i>Typus Cosmographicus Universales,</i> Basel, 1532. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann December 8:</b> Franz Unger, <i>Die Urwelt in Ihren Verschiedenen Bildungsperioden,</i> 16 tinted lithographed plates, Weigel, 1858. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <b>Swann December 8:</b> Charles Varle, Wiliam Warner & Andrew Hanna, <i>Plan of the City of Environs of Baltimore,</i> Baltimore, 1801. $8,000 to $12,000.
  • <center><b>19th Century Rare Book & Photograph Shop<br>Catalogue 195<br>Magnificent Books & Manuscripts<br>Free on request</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop, Catalogue 195:</b> Benjamin Franklin on Electricity. Inscribed presentation copy.
    <b>19th Century Shop, Catalogue 195:</b> Frederick Douglass. Letter on civil war and the end of slavery.
    <b>19th Century Shop, Catalogue 195:</b> Carleton Watkins. A major American West photo album.
    <b>19th Century Shop, Catalogue 195:</b> Einstein. General Theory of Relativity inscribed by Einstein.
    <b>19th Century Shop, Catalogue 195:</b> The Federalist. Rare deluxe thick-paper copy.
    <b>19th Century Shop, Catalogue 195:</b> Emma Johnston. Archive of 350 salt prints by a Victorian female photographer.
  • <b><center>Doyle<br>The Collection of a New York Surveyor<br>December 16, 2022</b>
    <b>Doyle, The Collection of a New York Surveyor:</b> Lot 3. Francis M. Maerschalk. Manuscript plan of Philip Minthorne's land in Bowery 3. $2,000-3,000
    <b>Doyle, The Collection of a New York Surveyor:</b> Lot 30. William Bridges. A Map of a Block of Ground situate in Water Street between Walnut and Fir Streets. $3,000-5,000
    <b>Doyle, The Collection of a New York Surveyor:</b> Lot 4. Francis M. Maerschalk. M. Barrack Street/Road from Spring Garden to Fresh Water. $5,000-8,000
    <b>Doyle, The Collection of a New York Surveyor:</b> Lot 46. Love Lane. Map of Land and Buildings the property of Samuel I Tobias Esqr. $2,000-3,000
    <center><b>Doyle<br>Rare Books, Autographs & Maps<br>December 16, 2022</b>
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 157. Stephen King. <i>Christine.</i> New York: Viking Press, 1983. First trade edition, inscribed by the author. $1,500-2,500
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 163. Charles Lindbergh. “We.” New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1927. First edition, Author’s Autograph Edition. $1,000-1,500
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 177. A.A. Milne. <i>Winnie-the-Pooh.</i> London: Methuen, 1926. First English trade edition, first impression. $1,000-1,500
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 196. William Shakespeare. <i>Othello, the Moor of Venice.</i> London: printed for W. Weak, 1681. $4,000-6,000
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 203. John Steinbeck. <i>The Grapes of Wrath.</i> New York: Viking, 1939. First edition. $1,000-1,500
  • <b>ALDE, Dec. 20:</b> VOLTAIRE. Œuvres complètes. [Kehl], Société littéraire et typographique, 1784-1789. 70 vol. €15,000 to €20,000.
    <b>ALDE, Dec. 20:</b> <i>ENCYCLOPÉDIE MÉTHODIQUE…</i> Paris, Panckoucke ; Liège, Plompteux, 1782-1832. 254 volumes in-4. €10,000 to €12,000.
    <b>ALDE, Dec. 20:</b> RUYSCH (FREDERIK). <i>Thesaurus anatomicus primus [–decimus]. Het eerste [–tiende] anatomisch cabinet.</i> Amsterdam, 1701-1716. €10,000 to €12,000.
    <b>ALDE, Dec. 20:</b> [MARCELLO (CRISTOFORO)]. <i>Sacrarum cæremoniarum sive rituum ecclesiasticorum S. Rom. Ecclesiæ libri tres.</i> Venise, Giunta, 1582. €2,000 to €3,000.
    <b>ALDE, Dec. 20:</b> [RABEL (DANIEL)]. <i>Theatrum Floræ, in quo ex toto orbe selecti mirabiles, venustiores, ac præcipui flores, tanquam ab ipsius deæ sinu proferuntur.</i> Paris, Pierre Firens, 1627. €3,000 to €4,000.
    <b>ALDE, Dec. 20:</b> VALERIANO (PIEIRIO). <i>[Hieroglyphica, sive de sacris Ægyptiorum aliarumque gentium literis, commentariorum libri LVIII]…</i> Francfort, 1613-[1614]. €2,000 to €3,000.
    <b>ALDE, Dec. 20:</b> BRUN (CLAUDE). [Cours manuscrit de Jérôme Dandini sur la Physique d'Aristote et disputes philosophiques des étudiants du collège jésuite de Bourges]. Conclusiones physic… 1579-1580. €2,000 to €3,000.
    <b>ALDE, Dec. 20:</b> CLERISSEAU (CHARLES-LOUIS). <i>Antiquités de la France. Première partie.</i> [Monuments de Nismes]. Paris, 1778. €1,000 to €1,200.
    <b>ALDE, Dec. 20:</b> LE FÈVRE (L.-C.). <i>Grand escalier du château de Versailles, dit escalier des ambassadeurs, ordonné et peint par Charles Le Brun.</i> Paris, s.d. €800 to €1,000.

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