• <center><b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers<br>Christmas Rare Books<br>& Collectors’ Sale<br>9 & 10 December 2020</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> Joyce (James), <i>Ulysses,</i> 4to, Paris: (Shakespeare & Co.) 1922, First Edn. €7,000 to €9,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> Of the Utmost Rarity with Swift Association. Harward (Michael). <i>Philomath. A New Almanack for the Year of Our Lord,</i> 1666. €6,000 to €9,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> With Full Complement of Hand Coloured & Other Plates. Rosellini (Ippolito). <i>Monumenti dell Egitto e della Nubia,</i> Vols. I, II, & III Plate Volumes only. €5,000 to €7,000.
    <center><b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers<br>Christmas Rare Books<br>& Collectors’ Sale<br>9 & 10 December 2020</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> With Magnificent Hand Coloured Plates. [Bivort, Debabay, & others] <i>Annales de Pomologie,</i> 8 vols., folio, Brussels, 1853-1861. €4,000 to €6,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> With Very Fine Coloured Plates & Illustrations. Barbier (George) Vogel (Lucien) & others, <i>Gazette du Bon Ton - Arts-modes et frivolities, </i> 1914 to 1922. €4,000 to €6,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> “I have seen War... I hate War," Signed Presentation Copy to William C. Bullitt, Roosevelt (Franklin D.) August 14, 1936. €3,000 to €4,000.
    <center><b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers<br>Christmas Rare Books<br>& Collectors’ Sale<br>9 & 10 December 2020</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> Victorian Hostess & Horticulturist. An Important Collection Relating to Lady Dorothy Nevill (1826-1913). €2,500 to €3,200.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> Fine Original Portrait Photos of The O'Brien Ladies by Margaret Cameron. Two black and white Photos, each 8" x 10". €1,200 to €1,800.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> James Hume Nesbitt Illustrations: A collection of twelve pen and ink Drawings and Etchings intended for publication as book of illustrations for his thriller novels. €800 to €1,200.
    <center><b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers<br>Christmas Rare Books<br>& Collectors’ Sale<br>9 & 10 December 2020</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> Attributed to Kitagawa Utamavo (1753-1806). A pair of attractive colourful woodblock prints, of Court Ladies in decorative robes with numerous stamps and script. €800 to €1,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> Contemporaneous Notes from Captain Cook's Voyage Travel: [Anon] <i>Voyage to the South Sea by Mr. Banks, Mr. Parkinson and Dr. Solender, with Capt. Cooke,</i> a 7 page m/ss document. €700 to €1,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> Very Rare First U.K. Edition with Yellow Paper Band. Herbert (Frank). <i>Dune,</i> 8vo London (Victor Gollancz Ltd.) 1966. €500 to €700.
  • <center><b>One of a Kind Collectibles Auctions<br>Rare Autographs,<br>Manuscripts and Books<br>Accepting bids<br>Now until December 17</b>
    <b>One of a Kind Collectibles, Now to Dec. 17:</b> Thomas Jefferson (wants to bring his private French chef to Monticello.
    <b>One of a Kind Collectibles, Now to Dec. 17:</b> Amazing Marilyn Monroe Signed 1953 Glamour Photo.
    <b>One of a Kind Collectibles, Now to Dec. 17:</b> Albert Einstein "refugee intellectuals of the Hitler persecution."
    <center><b>One of a Kind Collectibles Auctions<br>Rare Autographs,<br>Manuscripts and Books<br>Accepting bids<br>Now until December 17</b>
    <b>One of a Kind Collectibles, Now to Dec. 17:</b> Man Ray Photographs (1935) signed to Sister.
    <b>One of a Kind Collectibles, Now to Dec. 17:</b> John Hancock Signed Document.
    <b>One of a Kind Collectibles, Now to Dec. 17:</b> <i>Liber Scriptorum;</i> Signed Stories by Mark Twain, Theodore Roosevelt and Carnegie as well as 106 other authors! Limited to 251 Copies.
    <center><b>One of a Kind Collectibles Auctions<br>Rare Autographs,<br>Manuscripts and Books<br>Accepting bids<br>Now until December 17</b>
    <b>One of a Kind Collectibles, Now to Dec. 17:</b> Historically Important Winfield Scott letter.
    <b>One of a Kind Collectibles, Now to Dec. 17:</b> Buddy Holly signed "AMERICA'S GREATEST TEEN-AGE RECORDING STARS" PROGRAM.
    <b>One of a Kind Collectibles, Now to Dec. 17:</b> Benedict Arnold autograph receipt signed in the text.
    <center><b>One of a Kind Collectibles Auctions<br>Rare Autographs,<br>Manuscripts and Books<br>Accepting bids<br>Now until December 17</b>
    <b>One of a Kind Collectibles, Now to Dec. 17:</b> (Michael Curtiz) Amazing archives of 22 letters Written by John Wayne, Ronald Reagan, Ingrid Bergman. Olivia De Havilland, Bing Crosby.
    <b>One of a Kind Collectibles, Now to Dec. 17:</b> GIUSEPPE VERDI SIGNED PHOTO.
    <b>One of a Kind Collectibles, Now to Dec. 17:</b> Very Rare Jonathan Swift Autograph (Gulliver's Travels).
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>English Literature, History, Science,<br>Children’s Books and Illustrations<br>1 – 8 December, 2020</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 1-8 Dec.:</b> JAMES OF MILAN | <i>Pricking of love,</i> illuminated manuscript in Middle English [England, fifteenth century]. £60,000 to £80,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 1-8 Dec.:</b> BEARDSLEY | <i>The Toilet of Helen,</i> original ink drawing for Savoy, 1895. £30,000 to £50,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 1-8 Dec.:</b> DICKENS | <i>A Christmas Carol,</i> 1844, seventh edition, presentation copy inscribed by the author. £20,000 to £30,000.
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>English Literature, History, Science,<br>Children’s Books and Illustrations<br>1 – 8 December, 2020</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 1-8 Dec.:</b> DARWIN | <i>For Private Distribution... Extracts from Letters addressed to Professor Henslow...,</i> 1835, original wrappers. £70,000 to £90,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 1-8 Dec.:</b> DEFOE | Autograph manuscript poem, 'Resignation', 1708. £20,000 to £30,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 1-8 Dec.:</b> GRAHAME | <i>The Wind in the Willows,</i> 1908, first edition, dust-jacket. £12,000 to £16,000.

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40 Auctions Archived, 28 Sales upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday June 13th, 40 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub database; 19 in euros, 4 in British pounds, 1 in Hong Kong dollars, and 16 in US dollars.  Total sales were $16,321,951 as 9,308 lots were offered and 6,795 sold for a 73% success rate.

4 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

ChristiesFine Printed Books and Manuscripts - Including Americana on June 12th: $3,501,003 
Profiles in HistoryHistorical Auction on June 11th: $1,915,885 
SothebysBoundless: Contemporary Art on June 11th: $1,439,425 
ChristiesPosters on June 9th: $1,133,476 

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.

  1. Christies De re aedificatoria. on June 12th Actual price: USD $437,000.
  2. Sothebys DOG on June 11th Actual price: USD $416,000.
  3. Christies De architectura. on June 12th Actual price: USD $389,000.
  4. Sothebys SOFU TESHIGAHARA (TWO WORKS) on June 11th Actual price: USD $369,200.
  5. Christies De humani corporis fabrica libri septem. on June 12th Actual price: USD $269,000.
  6. Christies The Raven and Other Poems. on June 12th Actual price: USD $221,000.
  7. Profiles in History Historic engrossed copy of the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution signed by 125 members of Congress on June 11th Actual price: USD $180,000.
  8. Minerva Auctions Roma Lettera autografa on June 4th Actual price: USD $153,216.
  9. Christies MAGNA CARTA AND STATUTES OF THE REALM, in Latin and Anglo-Norman French, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM, on June 12th Actual price: USD $137,000.
  10. Profiles in History Historic autograph letter signed (“W.T. Sherman Maj. Gnl.”) on June 11th Actual price: USD $96,000.
  11. Christies [MEDICI FAMILY] – A collection of the correspondence of Ottavio Falconieri (1636-1675), humanist scholar and cleric, comprising c.420 letters received chiefly from members of the Medici family, c.1658-1675 on June 9th Actual price: USD $91,063.
  12. Christies Historiae Romanae decades. on June 12th Actual price: USD $87,500.
  13. Profiles in History Historic manuscript document signed of Lee’s historic General Order No. on June 11th Actual price: USD $87,000.
  14. Artcurial FEMME AU FAUTEUIL N°1 on June 3rd Actual price: USD $83,955.
  15. Christies Manuscript document signed, 24 February 1868. on June 12th Actual price: USD $81,250.
  16. Christies Le Antichita  Romane. on June 12th Actual price: USD $81,250.
  17. 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 June 12th Actual price: USD $75,000.
  18. Christies A Hyakumanto pagoda with associated printed dharani. on June 12th Actual price: USD $75,000.
  19. Sothebys REVERSAL GREY MARILYN (FROM PICTURES OF DIAMOND DUST) on June 11th Actual price: USD $74,750.
  20. Rossini Partie de Coran on June 5th Actual price: USD $71,190.
  21. Christies The Discoverie of Witchcraft, wherin the lewde dealings of witches and witchmongers is notablie detected, the knauerie of conjurors, the impietie of inchantors. on June 12th Actual price: USD $68,750.
  22. Hauswedell and Nolte  Zwei Menschen - Die Einsamen on June 9th Actual price: USD $66,662.
  23. Sothebys ASTRÉE on June 11th Actual price: USD $65,000.
  24. Christies CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION. A collection of 72 letters and documents, on June 12th Actual price: USD $62,500.
  25. Christies Autograph letter signed to Wilhelm Wien (1864-1928), Berlin, 15 June 1914. on June 12th Actual price: USD $62,500.


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


RossiniPrints, Globes on June 5th: 478.16% 
Audap and MirabaudFrom Empire to Literary Salons on June 8th: 268.66% 
ChristiesModern Literature: The Personal Collection of Anthony Hobson on June 10th: 172.03% 
Galerie BassengeSpecial Sale Keiko Minami on June 3rd: 166.91% 
ChristiesPosters on June 9th: 129.03% 
Audap and MirabaudPrints on June 2nd: 120.57% 
ArtcurialPrints and Illustrated Books on June 3rd: 111.26% 
ALDEBooks of an Amateur Collector on June 10th: 109.14% 
Galerie BassengeModern Art Part II - Prints on May 30th: 107.69% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints and Photographs on June 10th: 105.56% 
SothebysBoundless: Contemporary Art on June 11th: 105.06% 

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

Galerie Bassenge. Special Sale Keiko Minami on June 3rd: 100.00%
Alaska Auction. Prints on June 3rd: 100.00%
Rossini. Prints, Globes on June 5th: 100.00%
Audap and Mirabaud. From Empire to Literary Salons on June 8th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 5/31 on June 7th: 99.15%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 5/31 on June 7th: 98.16%
Alaska Auction. Prints, Books on April 25th: 96.97%
Christies. Modern Literature: The Personal Collection of Anthony Hobson on June 10th: 90.40%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Spot On! Modern and Contemporary Art - Photos and Prints on June 6th: 89.86%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 6/4 on June 11th: 88.19%
Beaussant Lefevre. Old and Modern Books, Autographs and Photographs on June 3rd: 85.84%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. PRINTED BOOKS, MAPS & EPHEMERA, NATURAL HISTORY & FISHING BOOKS, SPORTING ART, TAXIDERMY & FOSSILS on June 11th: 85.83%
Christies. Posters on June 9th: 84.97%
ALDE. Books of an Amateur Collector on June 10th: 84.15%
Sothebys. Boundless: Contemporary Art on June 11th: 83.87%
Swann Galleries. Art, Press & Illustrated Books on June 10th: 82.98%
Galerie Bassenge. Modern Art Part II - Prints on May 30th: 82.89%
Artcurial. Prints and Illustrated Books on June 3rd: 82.44%
Skinner. Fine Books and Manuscripts - online bidstart 5/27 on June 7th: 81.82%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Bibliophile on June 11th: 80.80%


40 total sales reported this week:

ALDE. Books of an Amateur Collector on June 10th: 84.15%
Hauswedell and Nolte. Modern Art - Prints on June 10th: 18.72%
Hauswedell and Nolte. Contemporary Art - Prints on June 9th: 41.57%
Hauswedell and Nolte. Modern Art/Contemporary Art - Prints on June 9th: 53.85%
Neret Minet and Tessier. Tintinomania on June 8th: 75.59%
Aguttes. Books, Old Paper on June 9th: 54.14%
Cowans Auctions. American History on June 12th: 71.43%
Christies. Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts - Including Americana on June 12th: 76.06%
Profiles in History. Historical Auction on June 11th: 64.00%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Bibliophile on June 11th: 80.80%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. PRINTED BOOKS, MAPS & EPHEMERA, NATURAL HISTORY & FISHING BOOKS, SPORTING ART, TAXIDERMY & FOSSILS on June 11th: 85.83%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 6/4 on June 11th: 88.19%
Sothebys. Boundless: Contemporary Art on June 11th: 83.87%
Swann Galleries. Art, Press & Illustrated Books on June 10th: 82.98%
Audap and Mirabaud. From Empire to Literary Salons on June 8th: 100.00%
Skinner. Gentleman's Auction - Online Bidstart 5/28 on June 8th: 55.00%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints and Photographs on June 10th: 70.00%
Christies. Posters on June 9th: 84.97%
Christies. Modern Literature: The Personal Collection of Anthony Hobson on June 10th: 90.40%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on June 9th: 76.19%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Spot On! Modern and Contemporary Art - Photos and Prints on June 6th: 89.86%
Auctionata. American and European Art on May 27th: 30.95%
Auctionata. Post War and Contemporary Art - Prints on June 6th: 47.15%
Rossini. Prints, Globes on June 5th: 100.00%
Rago Arts and Auctions. Modern Design - Prints on June 7th: 63.64%
Beaussant Lefevre. Old and Modern Books, Autographs and Photographs on June 3rd: 85.84%
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Books - Internet Bidstart 5/28 on June 4th: 50.14%
Galerie Bassenge. Special Sale Keiko Minami on June 3rd: 100.00%
Galerie Bassenge. Modern Art Part II - Prints on May 30th: 82.89%
Galerie Bassenge. Photograph Sale on June 3rd: 55.40%
Skinner. Fine Books and Manuscripts - online bidstart 5/27 on June 7th: 81.82%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 5/31 on June 7th: 98.16%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 5/31 on June 7th: 99.15%
Minerva Auctions Roma. Books, Autographs and Prints on June 4th: 36.81%
Minerva Auctions Roma. Photographs on June 3rd: 29.85%
Alaska Auction. Prints, Books on April 25th: 96.97%
Alaska Auction. Prints on June 3rd: 100.00%
PIASA. Photographs and Prints on June 3rd: 11.11%
Artcurial. Prints and Illustrated Books on June 3rd: 82.44%
Audap and Mirabaud. Prints on June 2nd: 78.57%


For the week ahead 28 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jun. 15th
Dorotheum . Vienna. Books and Prints. 335 lots
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Asian Arts - Prints. 32 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 66 lots

Tue. Jun. 16th
Christies. London - King Street. Important Books and Manuscripts from the Library of Jenna A. Bonna. 165 lots
Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions. Bruxelles . Books. 455 lots
Bonhams. New York. Voices of the 20th Century. 158 lots
Jacksons Auction. Cedar Falls, Iowa . World Treasures: Important Russian, European, Asian & American Works - Important Americana. 40 lots

Wed. Jun. 17th
Swann Galleries. New York. 19th and 20th Century Literature. 282 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints. 14 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Interiors: Prints. 11 lots
Bonhams. London. British Master Prints. 102 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. The NASA Collection of Leon Ford. 997 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. William E. Fredeman Pre-Raphaelite Collection Weekly Internet Rare Books and Autographs. 376 lots

Thu. Jun. 18th
Ader. PARIS. Letters, Manuscripts and Autographs. 296 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Books and Works on Paper. 232 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 6/11. 283 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Travel and Exploration - Cartography. 338 lots

Fri. Jun. 19th
Sothebys. New York. Books and Manuscripts. 150 lots
James D Julia Auctioneers. Fairfield. Advertising, Toy and Doll Auction. 36 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Rare Prints and Portfolios from the Brusberg Gallery. 56 lots
Romantic Agony Book and Print Auctions. Brussels. DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY - Day 1. 266 lots

Sat. Jun. 20th
Vermot de Pas. Paris. Comic Strips. 709 lots
Bonhams. Oxford . Summer Classic Sale - Automobilia. 94 lots
Ferraton. Bruxelles. Books and Prints. 643 lots
Romantic Agony Book and Print Auctions. Brussels. DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY - Day 2. 497 lots

Sun. Jun. 21st
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 6/14.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 6/14.
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books, Art and Ephemera - Craighead, Modern Firsts, Frontier.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Bernardus Sylvanus, one of the earliest printed maps of the New World, woodcut, Venice, 1511. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Johannes Blaeu, <i>Nova et Accuratissima Totius Terrarum Orbis Tabula,</i> Amsterdam, 1662. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Emanuel Bowen & John Gibson, <i>Atlas Minimus,</i> miniature atlas, London, 1758. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Henry Andrews, <i>The Botanist's Repository for New & Rare Plants,</i> London, 1797-1815. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> John James Audubon, <i>Night Heron or Qua Bird, Plate CCXXXVI,</i> hand-colored aquatint, 1835. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Basilius Besler, group of 30 folio engravings, <i>Hortus Eystettensis,</i> Eichstatt, 1613. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Henri Chatelain, <i>Carte Tres Curieuse de la Mer du Sud...,</i> Amsterdam, 1719. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Arnoldus Montanus, <i>Die Unbekante Neue Welt...,</i> German text edition, Amsterdam, 1673. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> John Woodhouse Audubon, <i>California Gray Squirrel,</i> oil on canvas, c. 1853. $30,000 to $50,000.
  • <b>ANZAAB Joint Catalogue:</b> BULLER, Walter Lawry. <i>A HISTORY OF THE BIRDS OF NEW ZEALAND.</i> London, Van Voorst, 1873. Special De-Luxe edition of this already rare work.
    <b>ANZAAB Joint Catalogue:</b> GIBBS, May. <i>Gum-Nut Babies.</i> Sydney: Angus and Robertson, Ca. 1918.
    <b>ANZAAB Joint Catalogue:</b> SWIFT, Jonathan. <i>TRAVELS INTO SEVERAL REMOTE NATIONS OF THE WORLD.</i> London: Printed for Benj.Motte. 1727.
    <b>ANZAAB Joint Catalogue:</b> JUKES, Joseph Beete. <i>NARRATIVE OF THE SURVEYING VOYAGE OF H.M.S. FLY…</i> London: T. & W. Boone, 1847. First Edition.
    <b>ANZAAB Joint Catalogue:</b> <i>SOMERVILLE, E OE. IN THE VINE COUNTRY.</i> London: W H Allen & Co Limited, 1893.
    <b>ANZAAB Joint Catalogue:</b> MAWE, John. <i>The voyager’s companion, or shell collector’s pilot.</i> London : 1825. Rare.
    <b>ANZAAB Joint Catalogue:</b> PARKINSON, John. <i>Theatrum Botanicum, The Theater of Plants…</i> London, Thomas Cotes, 1640.
    <b>ANZAAB Joint Catalogue:</b> c. 1150 decorated MONASTIC MISSAL LEAF, Southern Germany/Austria.
    <b>ANZAAB Joint Catalogue:</b> LEGGE, Captain W. Vincent. <i>A HISTORY OF THE BIRDS OF CEYLON.</i> London, The Author, 1880.
    <b>ANZAAB Joint Catalogue:</b> AUNT HANNAH. <i>SOME ADVENTURES IN THE LIFE OF A COCKATOO.</i> Published in New York by R. Shugg and Co., 1872.
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Livres et Manuscrits<br>7 – 15 December, 2020</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 7 – 15 Dec.:</b> [RELIURE BRODÉE]. <i>Horae beatissimae...</i> Anvers, 1570. Reliure brodée de la Renaissance aux armes du duc d'Anjou. €50,000 to €70,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 7 – 15 Dec.:</b> ARTOIS, comte d', futur Charles X. 75 lettres autographes au comte de Vaudreuil entre 1792 et 1804. €15,000 to €20,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 7 – 15 Dec.:</b> [Pascal, Blaise]. <i>Lettres de A. Dettonville ...</i> Paris, 1658-1659. Rarissime édition originale en reliure de l'époque. €30,000 to €50,000.
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Livres et Manuscrits<br>7 – 15 December, 2020</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 7 – 15 Dec.:</b> Aragon, Louis. Ens. de 8 ouvrages avec envois à Jacques Lacan, dont "Blanche et l'oubli", 1967, sur grand papier. €2,000 to €3,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 7 – 15 Dec.:</b> Fermat, Pierre de. <i>Varia opera mathematica.</i> Toulouse,1679. Petit in-folio. Edition originale. De la bibliothèque de Jacques Lacan. €6,000 to €8,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 7 – 15 Dec.:</b> Leduc, Violette. <i>La Bâtarde.</i> 1958-1963. Important manuscrit autographe, premier jet. 20 cahiers, env 2048 p. ms. €40,000 to €60,000.
  • <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>December Sale<br>December 5, 2020</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> SHERBURNE, BRANTZ, and WIRGMAN. The Original Drawings of the First Modern Scientific Survey of the Patapsco River and Chesapeake Bay. $350,000 to $500,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> LAFON, Barthelemy. The Earliest Comprehensive Survey of Louisiana and its Adjacent Regions. $350,000 to $450,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> Giacomo GASTALDI. The Most Important Renaissance Wall Map of Asia Published in the 16th Century – with all four sheets having full margins. $300,000 to $400,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>December Sale<br>December 5, 2020</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> CAO, Junyi. The Most Important Map of China to Come to Market in 50 Years. One of only three known copies of the last Ming Dynasty world map. $325,000 to $375,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> ORTELIUS, Abraham. Ortelius Atlas Spanish 1588 Magnificently Rich Original Hand Color in Full. $225,000 to $350,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> An Exceptionally Fine and Historically Important Manuscript Map Showing the Origins of Texas in the 19th Century. $250,000 to $350,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>December Sale<br>December 5, 2020</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> PRICE, William and BONNER, John. Map of Boston 1769. $225,000 to $325,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> John James AUDUBON. Audubon’s Brilliant Icon, That Has Never Been Equaled for Drama. $150,000 to $250,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> Pierre-Joseph REDOUTE. Original Watercolor, Red Lily. $175,000 to $250,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>December Sale<br>December 5, 2020</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> John James AUDUBON. The Most Famous Image of a Bird in All of History. $150,000 to $200,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> Martin WALDSEEMULLER. The Finest Example in Existence of Martin Waldseemuller’s Map of the New World, with Spectacular Full Original Color. $150,000 to $200,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> GORDON, Peter. The First State of the First View of Savannah: The Template for American Urban Planning. $100,000 to $150,000.