• <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works<br>on Paper including Books from The Collection of The Garden Ltd<br>November 21, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> Bohr (Niels). <i>On the Constitution of Atoms and Molecules,</i> first edition, presentation copy, offprint 1913. £20,000 to £30,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> Shakespeare's Falstaff.- Henry V & Sir John Fastolf. Indenture agreement appointing Fastolf as Keeper of the Bastille of St Anthony at Paris, manuscript in French, 1421. £10,000 to £15,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> World.- Purchas (Samuel). <i>Purchas his Pilgrimes. In Five Books...,</i> 5 vol., first edition, 7 folding engraved maps, contemporary calf, by William Stansby for Henrie Fetherstone, 1625-26. £20,000 to £30,000
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works<br>on Paper including Books from The Collection of The Garden Ltd<br>November 21, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> Book of Hours.- Use of Rouen, manuscript on vellum, in Latin and French, illuminated with 14 full-page miniatures by the workshop or follower of the Maitre de l'Echevinage, Rouen, 1480s. £20,000 t0 £30,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> Giese (Raban, ?scholar and medical doctor). Album Amicorum of drawing on his travels and acquaintances in Europe 1618-21, 134 watercolour illustrations including c. 60 professional miniatures, 1618-39. £30,000 to £40,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> Jones (David). 14 Autograph Letters signed, 1952-68; and a small quantity of ephemera (sm. qty). £6,000 to £8,000
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works<br>on Paper including Books from The Collection of The Garden Ltd<br>November 21, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> Constable (John). Various Subjects of Landscape, Characteristic of English Scenery, signed presentation inscription from Constable, 1833. £6,000 to £8,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669). The Descent from the Cross: Second Plate, etching and engraving, 1633. £6,000 to £8,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> Salvin (Francis Henry) and William Brodrick. <i>Falconry in the British Isles,</i> second edition, William Brodrick's copy with 3 original watercolours by him, 1873. £8,000 to £12,000
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works<br>on Paper including Books from The Collection of The Garden Ltd<br>November 21, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> China.- Helman (Isidore Stanislas Henri). <i>Suite des seize estampes representant les conquetes de l'Empereur de la Chine,</i> 1783-88. £10,000 to £15,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> Pratt (Edward Roger, 1789-1863). Album of 28 watercolours and other works on paper from a journey to ancient sites and monuments in the Mediterranean, [c.1830 and later]. £3,000 to £5,000
  • <center><b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Books & Works on Paper,<br>to include Travel, Sciences, <br>Sport & Illustrated Art<br>November 20, 2019</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Nov. 20:</b> [Herberstein, Sigismund von, & al.] <i>Rerum Moscoviticarum…,</i> 4 plates, illustrations, folio, Andreas Wevhelius, Frankfurt, 1600. £1,500 to £2,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Nov. 20:</b> Bowen (Emmanuel) & Owen (John). <i>Britannia Depicta…,</i> fourth edition, engraved title and 273 maps, 4to, Thomas Bowles, 1753. £700 to £900
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Nov. 20:</b> Geographical Game.- Jefferys (Thomas). <i>The Royal Geographical Pastime or the Tour of Europe,</i> FIRST EDITION, engraving of Europe, map c. 507 x 665 mm, Thomas Jefferys, 1768. £600 to £800
    <center><b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Books & Works on Paper,<br>to include Travel, Sciences, <br>Sport & Illustrated Art<br>November 20, 2019</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Nov. 20:</b> Germany.- Homann (Johann Baptist). <i>Atlas Novus Terrarum Orbis Imperia... Atlas von Deutschland,</i> engraved half title, 87 maps only, folio, Erben, Nuremberg, 1753. £8,000 to £10,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Nov. 20:</b> Iceland [Løvenørns (Poul)]. <i>Beskrivelse over den Iislandske…,</i> 10 engraved maps and plates, vignettes, 4to, Copenhagen, F. W. Thiele, 1788. £600 to £800
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Nov. 20:</b> Lewis (John Frederick). <i>Illustrations of Constantinople…,</i> FIRST EDITION, frontispiece and 26 views folio, T. McLean, D.& P. Colnaghi & John F. Lewis, [1838]. £2,000 to £3,000
    <center><b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Books & Works on Paper,<br>to include Travel, Sciences, <br>Sport & Illustrated Art<br>November 20, 2019</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Nov. 20:</b> Lilford (Lord, Thomas Littleton Powys, 4th Baron). <i>Coloured Figures of the Birds of the British Islands,</i> 7 vol., second edition, [one of 450 sets], 421 plates, large 8vo, 1891-97. £1,800 to £2,200
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Nov. 20:</b> Londres [panorama], engraving, 350 x 520mm, chez Baltazar Moncornet, Paris, c.1666-68. £800 to £1,200
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Nov. 20:</b> Van Keulen (Joannes). <i> Niewe Pas Caarte Strekkende van Pta Cataon tot Pta Lamtaon…,</i> copper engraved map, hand coloured, 510 x 585mm, Amsterdam, [1753]. £1,200 to £1,500
    <center><b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Books & Works on Paper,<br>to include Travel, Sciences, <br>Sport & Illustrated Art<br>November 20, 2019</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Nov. 20:</b> Goethe (Johann Wolfgang von). <i> Prologue dans le ciel, Traduction de Gerard de Nerval…,</i> 11 double sheets with calligraphic handwriting, 33 fine gouaches, Philippe Gonin, [Paris, c. 1932]. £400 to £600
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Nov. 20:</b> Murphy (Jill, author and illustrator) ARR. <i> Peace at Last & The Large Family: All in One Piece,</i> 10 pieces of original artwork from the two books, 1980 & 1987 (12). £1,800 to £2,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Nov. 20:</b> Rembrandt (Harmensz. van Rijn). Christ at Emmaus: the larger plate, etching and drypoint, 212 x 161mm, sheet 225 x 170mm, 1654. £1,000 to £1,500
  • <b>Christie’s London, Nov. 27:</b> [Peter I, Tsar]. <i>Simboly i emblemata ukazom i blagopovedenii imperatora Petra Alekseevicha [Symbola et emblemata jussu atque auspiciis Petri Alexeidis].</i> Amsterdam, 1705. £30,000 to £40,000
    <b>Christie’s London, Nov. 27:</b> Charlemagne, Adolf. Benefice d'Adieu de Madame Naptal. [St Petersburg: 16th February 1873]. £30,000 to £40,000
    <b>Christie’s London, Nov. 27:</b> [Military. Album.] [An album of drawings of weapons and their accessories, drawn from nature by the Second Cadets Corps.] St Petersburg, 1800. £100,000 to £150,000
    <b>Christie’s London, Nov. 27:</b> Pushkin, Alexander. <i>Evgenii Onegin.</i> St Petersburg: Dep. of Public Education, 1825-1832. £100,000 to £150,000
    <b>Christie’s London, Nov. 27:</b> Sumarokov, Pavel. <i>Dosugi krymskogo sud’i ili vtoroe puteshestvie v Tavridu. [The Leisure of a Crimean Judge or a Second Tour to Tauris].</i> St Petersburg: Imperial Press, 1803-5. £50,000 to £80,000

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For the week ended Saturday 12 December 41 auctions were archived to the RBH database; 1 in Swiss francs, 12 in euros, 10 in English pounds and 18 in US dollars. Turnover was a breathtaking $37,790,208. Across all the sales 10,829 lots were offered and 7,807 sold for a 72% rate. There have recently been ramblings of concern for the market. These results should dispel some of these concerns. 

9 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

SothebysBooks and Manuscripts on December 4th: $14,900,129 

ChristiesOld Master Prints on December 9th: $3,596,748 
ChristiesSELECTIONS FROM THE DAVIDSON COLLECTION: IMPORTANT ENGLISH AND AMERICAN LITERATURE AND HISTORICAL AM on December 8th: $2,880,064 
SothebysMusic, Continental and Russian Books and Manuscripts on December 7th: $2,514,284 
ChristiesTHE CHARLES E. SIGETY COLLECTION OF FINE PRINTED BOOKS AND AMERICANA, PART II on December 7th: $1,823,074 
ChristiesBooks and Manuscripts on December 8th: $1,380,316 
Swann GalleriesMaps and Atlases, Natural History and Color Plate Books on December 8th: $1,272,810 
BonhamsFine Books and Manuscripts, Including the Collection of Harry E. Gould, Jr. on December 9th: $1,246,389 
Koller AuctionsPrints, Multiples and Photography on December 5th: $1,084,290 

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

Henri Godts Books and Prints AuctionsBooks, Maps, Prints on December 8th: 149.89% 
FreemansAmerican Art & Pennsylvania Impressionists on December 6th: 147.33% 
ChristiesOld Master Prints on December 9th: 137.42% 
ChristiesTHE CHARLES E. SIGETY COLLECTION OF FINE PRINTED BOOKS AND AMERICANA, PART II on December 7th: 128.12% 
Koller AuctionsPrints, Multiples and Photography on December 5th: 116.54% 
ArtcurialPrints and Illustrated Books on December 9th: 112.32% 
SothebysBooks and Manuscripts on December 4th: 106.44% 


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

FreemansAmerican Art & Pennsylvania Impressionists on December 6th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 11/29 on December 6th: 99.34% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 11/29 on December 6th: 98.34% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsWinter Magic Auction on December 5th: 94.00% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersPrints, Books, Photographs on December 5th: 90.65% 
ChristiesTHE CHARLES E. SIGETY COLLECTION OF FINE PRINTED BOOKS AND AMERICANA, PART II on December 7th: 88.75% 
SothebysBooks and Manuscripts on December 4th: 85.26% 
Koller AuctionsPrints, Multiples and Photography on December 5th: 83.61% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 12/3 on December 10th: 82.86% 
ChristiesOld Master Prints on December 9th: 80.26% 
Dirk Soulis AuctionsCarl Marxen Estate - Prints on December 6th: 80.00% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on December 8th: 80.00% 


41 total sales reported this week: 

Alexander Historical AuctionsWinter Auction on December 10th: 72.83% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsAutographs, Memorabilia and Vintage Posters on December 11th: 56.05% 
Adams Amsterdam AuctionsArt From Three Centuries on December 7th: 77.87% 
PIASAPIERRE NÉTANGE COLLECTION , BOOKS on December 10th: 58.59% 
PIASAManuscripts and Books on December 10th: 31.11% 
PIASA20th Century Prints on December 10th: 58.33% 
ArtcurialPrints and Illustrated Books on December 9th: 73.86% 
ArtcurialCollectibles - Posters on December 7th: 55.56% 
AguttesContemporary Art and Photography on December 7th: 25.00% 
ChristiesPrints and Multiples on December 10th: 66.82% 
ChristiesOld Master Prints on December 9th: 80.26% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 12/3 on December 10th: 82.86% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsBooks and Works on Paper on December 10th: 66.48% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsWestern Manuscripts on December 9th: 56.00% 
BonhamsThe December Sale - Automobilia on December 10th: 35.71% 
BonhamsEntertainment Memorabilia on December 10th: 61.67% 
BonhamsPrints and Multiples on December 9th: 58.87% 
BonhamsFine Books and Manuscripts, Including the Collection of Harry E. Gould, Jr. on December 9th: 64.41% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersPrints, Books, Photographs on December 5th: 90.65% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsWinter Magic Auction on December 5th: 94.00% 
Koller AuctionsPrints, Multiples and Photography on December 5th: 83.61% 
Henri Godts Books and Prints AuctionsBooks, Maps, Prints on December 8th: 79.85% 
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbHOld and Modern Art, Modern Photography, Antiques on December 4th: 28.84% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on December 8th: 80.00% 
Swann GalleriesMaps and Atlases, Natural History and Color Plate Books on December 8th: 77.44% 
ChristiesSELECTIONS FROM THE DAVIDSON COLLECTION: IMPORTANT ENGLISH AND AMERICAN LITERATURE AND HISTORICAL AM on December 8th: 48.45% 
ChristiesBooks and Manuscripts on December 8th: 50.00% 
ChristiesTHE CHARLES E. SIGETY COLLECTION OF FINE PRINTED BOOKS AND AMERICANA, PART II on December 7th: 88.75% 
SothebysMedieval and Renaissance Manuscripts on December 8th: 51.32% 
SothebysMusic, Continental and Russian Books and Manuscripts on December 7th: 45.38% 
Rago Arts and AuctionsGreat Estates Auction - Books and Prints on December 5th: 62.96% 
Charlton HallWinter International Auction on December 5th: 65.63% 
AuctionataBorn in the USA: Modern & Contemporary Art - Prints on December 4th: 32.00% 
AuctionataBritish Modern & Contemporary Art – with Damien Hirst Collection - Prints on December 5th: 33.77% 
EldredsAsian Arts at Auction - Books, Prints on December 4th: 65.38% 
FreemansAmerican Art & Pennsylvania Impressionists on December 6th: 100.00% 
Dirk Soulis AuctionsCarl Marxen Estate - Prints on December 6th: 80.00% 
Dirk Soulis AuctionsImportant Historical Prints on December 5th: 66.07% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 11/29 on December 6th: 98.34% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 11/29 on December 6th: 99.34% 
SothebysBooks and Manuscripts on December 4th: 85.26% 

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Christies Autograph draft manuscript of Federalist Number Four on December 8th Actual price: USD $1,445,000.
  2. Sothebys OPTICKS: OR, A TREATISE OF THE REFLEXIONS, REFRACTIONS, INFLEXIONS AND COLOURS OF LIGHT. ALSO TWO TREATISES OF THE SPECIES AND MAGNITUDE OF CURVILINEAR FIGURES on December 4th Actual price: USD $1,330,000.
  3. Christies Samson rending the Lion on December 9th Actual price: USD $656,095.
  4. Sothebys THE EXCELLENT HISTORY OF THE MERCHANT OF VENICE. WITH THE EXTREME CRUELTY OF SHYLOCKE THE JEW TOWARDS THE SAIDE MERCHANT, IN CUTTING A JUST POUND OF HIS FLESH. AND THE OBTAINING OF PORTIA, BY THE CHOYSE OF THREE CASKETS on December 4th Actual price: USD $550,000.
  5. Christies The Rhinoceros on December 9th Actual price: USD $474,895.
  6. Sothebys MR. VVILLIAM SHAKESPEARES COMEDIES, HISTORIES, AND TRAGEDIES. PUBLISHED ACCORDING TO THE TRUE ORIGINALL COPIES. THE SECOND IMPRESSION on December 4th Actual price: USD $430,000.
  7. Sothebys AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF THE FINAL CHORUS OF THE ESTERHÍZY CANTATA "QUAL DUBBIO ORMAI" [HOB.XXIVA:4] on December 7th Actual price: USD $403,500.
  8. Sothebys FINE AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF THE FIRST MOVEMENT OF THE "SONATINE", ORIGINALLY COMPOSED AS A SELF-CONTAINED PIECE on December 7th Actual price: USD $367,500.
  9. Swann Galleries The North American Atlas. on December 8th Actual price: USD $341,000.
  10. Sothebys AUTHORITATIVE SCRIBAL COLLECTION OF POEMS KNOWN AS THE "GOWER MANUSCRIPT" on December 4th Actual price: USD $322,000.
  11. 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 8th Actual price: USD $317,000.
  12. Sothebys TWO TREATISES OF GOVERNMENT: IN THE FORMER, THE FALSE PRINCIPLES AND FOUNDATION OF SIR ROBERT FILMER, AND HIS FOLLOWERS ARE DETECTED AND OVERTHROWN. THE LATTER IS AN ESSAY CONCERNING THE TRUE ORIGINAL, EXTENT, AND END OF CIVIL GOVERNMENT on December 4th Actual price: USD $274,000.
  13. Sothebys Julius Firmicus Maternus, Matheseos libri VIII, in Latin on December 8th Actual price: USD $259,500.
  14. Sothebys AUTOGRAPH WORKING DRAFT OF PART OF THE PIANO TRIO OP.90 ("DUMKY"), SIGNED AND INSCRIBED ("TO HIS DEAR FRIEND MR POLLNER [?], AS A KEEPSAKE FROM ANT. DVOŘÍK 18 26/11 90", AND ANNOTATED BY HIM "...PRVNI SKIZZA DUMEK" "...FIRST SKETCH OF THE DUMKY": TRANSLA on December 7th Actual price: USD $250,500.
  15. Sothebys COMPENDIUM IN GENEALOGIA CHRISTI, IN LATIN, ILLUSTRATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM on December 4th Actual price: USD $250,000.
  16. Sothebys THE WORKES OF BENIAMIN JONSON on December 4th Actual price: USD $250,000.
  17. Sothebys THE COMPLEAT ANGLER OR THE CONTEMPLATIVE MAN'S RECREATION. BEING A DISCOURSE OF FISH AND FISHING, NOT UNWORTHY THE PERUSAL OF MOST ANGLERS on December 4th Actual price: USD $206,250.
  18. Christies Autograph letter signed (“G:o Washington'') to Robert Dinwiddie (1693-1770), Belvoir, 7 March 1754. on December 8th Actual price: USD $197,000.
  19. Sothebys AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT AND TYPESCRIPT OF JUNO AND THE PAYCOCK.  on December 4th Actual price: USD $187,500.
  20. Sothebys A BOOK OF VERSES SERIA MIXTA JOCIS on December 4th Actual price: USD $187,500.
  21. Sothebys THE TWOO BOOKES OF FRANCIS BACON. OF THE PROFICIENCE AND ADVANCEMENT OF LEARNING, DIVINE AND HUMANE on December 4th Actual price: USD $175,000.
  22. Bonhams Autograph Manuscript Signed ("A. Einstein") on final page, 10 pp, 4to, n.p., [1929], being the near final draft of "Die Kompatibilitat der Feldgleichungen in der Einheitlichen Feldtheorie" (The Compatibility of the Field Equations in the Unified Field The on December 9th Actual price: USD $173,000.
  23. Sothebys MANUSCRIPT MEMOIR on December 4th Actual price: USD $162,500.
  24. Sothebys THE FAMOUS TRAGEDY OF THE RICH JEW OF MALTA. AS IT WAS PLAYD BEFORE THE KING AND QUEENE, IN HIS MAJESTIES THEATRE AT WHITE-HALL, BY HER MAJESTIES SERVANTS AT THE COCK-PIT on December 4th Actual price: USD $162,500.
  25. Sothebys VOLPONE OR THE FOXE on December 4th Actual price: USD $162,500.


For the week ahead 28 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Dec. 14th
ALDE. Paris. Binders, Original, Modern, Illustrated. 262 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Animation Art. 1347 lots
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. The Golden Age of Travel - Internet bidstart 12/3. 88 lots
Sothebys. New York. Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including Americana. 108 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Western Americana Live Auction - session 2. 609 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Old Master Prints. 6 lots

Tue. Dec. 15th
Sothebys. London. English Literature, History, Children's Books & Illustrations. 211 lots
Stockholms Auktionsverk. Stockholm. Rare Books, Maps and Manuscripts. 265 lots
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Fine Prints. 199 lots
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. Edition. 206 lots
Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers. Kilkenny. Rare Books. 769 lots
Christies. Paris. Maurice Burrus (1882-1959): The Library of a Man of Taste. 229 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. African American Fine Art - Prints. 150 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Americana - Online Only. 761 lots
Christies. London - King Street. MRS THATCHER - PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE RIGHT HONOURABLE THE BARONESS THATCHER OF KESTEVE. 34 lots

Wed. Dec. 16th
Bolaffi Ambassador Auctions. Milan. Rare Books and Autographs. 789 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Documents: Science, Medicine and Cookery. 580 lots
ALDE. Paris. Letters and Handwritten Autographs. 366 lots

Thu. Dec. 17th
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Children's and Illustrated Books. 426 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Americana with Manuscript Material. 500 lots
Sothebys. Paris. Books and Manuscripts. 132 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 12/10. 393 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. The Bibliophile Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 425 lots

Fri. Dec. 18th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Entertainment. 138 lots

Sat. Dec. 19th
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. The Spirit of the 20th Century. 15 lots

Sun. Dec. 20th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 12/13.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 12/13.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. The William E. Fredeman Victoriana Collection Rare Books Internet Auction. 98 lots

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RBH and AE

 

  • <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Macbeth: A Tragedy.</i> London, 1673. FIRST SEPARATE AND FIRST QUARTO EDITION. THE CHARLTON HESTON COPY. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> HEMINGWAY, ERNEST. <i>In Our Time.</i> Paris, 1924. FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> HAWTHORNE, NATHANIEL. <i>Fanshawe, A Tale.</i> Boston, 1828. FIRST EDITION OF AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> THOREAU, HENRY DAVID. <i>Walden; Or, Life in the Woods.</i> Boston, 1854. FINE COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies.</i> London, 1685. THE FOURTH FOLIO, Brewster/Bentley issue. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> STEIG, WILLIAM. Original maquette and 58 finished drawings for <i>The Agony in the Kindergarten,</i> one of Steig's most important books. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> VERNE, JULES. <i>A Journey to the Centre of the Earth.</i> New York & London, 1872. FIRST EDITION, RARE AMERICAN ISSUE, with Scribner & Welford cancel title. $5,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> KING, STEPHEN. <i>Carrie.</i> New York, 1974. INSCRIBED FIRST EDITION, OF AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. $1,200 to $1,800.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> APPLE MACINTOSH PROTOTYPE. 1983. The earliest known Macintosh with "Twiggy" drive, one of only two known working machines. $120,000 to $180,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> PLATO. <i>Timaeus</i> [AND] <i>Critias</i> [from Ficini's 1484 Opera]. A LANDMARK OF SCIENTIFIC THOUGHT. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> LOVELACE, AUGUSTA ADA. Sketch of the Analytical Engine Invented by Charles Babbage Esq. London, 1843. FIRST EDITION, JOURNAL ISSUE, MOST IMPORTANT PAPER IN EARLY DIGITAL COMPUTING. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> APPLE-1 COMPUTER. Signed by Steve Wozniak, used in development of Apple II. $200,000 to $300,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> DARWIN, CHARLES. 1809-1882. <i>On the Origin of Species By Means of Natural Selection.</i> London, 1859. FIRST EDITION. $80,000 to $120,000.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b><br>Dr. Seuss, pen, ink & watercolor, calendar illustration, Thomas D. Murphy Company, 1937. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Georges Lepape, <i>Sur la Terrasse,</i> gouache & pencil, cover for <i>Vogue,</i> 1930. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Charles Dana Gibson, <i>The Coming Game, Yale vs. Vassar,</i> pen & ink, for <i>Life</i> magazine, 1895. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b><br>H.A. Rey, color pencil, charcoal, watercolor & gouache, for <i>Rafi et les 9 singes,</i> 1939. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Ernest H. Shepard, pen & ink, for Kenneth Grahame’s <i>Bertie’s Escapade,</i> 1949. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Charles Schulz, <i>The Biggest Star Measured So Far,</i> ink & wash, original <i>Peanuts</i> cartoon, published 1961. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Saul Steinberg, <i>12 Biographies, A to B,</i> pen & ink with collage, final illustration in his book <i>The Labyrinth,</i> 1960. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b><br>Jo Mielziner, <i>A Streetcar Named Desire,</i> watercolor, graphite & gouache, first color study for the award-winning 1947 production. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Charles Addams, <i>Nevermore,</i> watercolor & ink, for <i>The New Yorker,</i> 1973. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> James Montgomery Flagg, <i>I Should Worry,</i> watercolor, gouache & graphite, cover for <i>Judge</i> magazine, 1914. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Edward Gorey, <i>Swan Lake, Hunters/Siegfried, Van Rothbart,</i> watercolor, pen & ink, costume designs, 1975. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Ludwig Bemelmans, <i>Sketch for Madeline,</i> gouache & ink. $6,000 to $9,000.
  • <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 25th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b> Fust-Schöffer-Bibel from Gutenberg-Press, 1462. Est: € 1,000,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>J. W. Weinmann, <i>Phytanthoza-Iconographia,</i> 1735-45. Est: € 60,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>O. Kokoschka, <i>Die träumenden Knaben,</i> 1917. Est: € 10,000
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    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>Z. Lilius, <i>Orbis breviarium,</i> 1493. <br>Est: € 10,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b> <i>Gazette du Bon Ton,</i> 1912-22.<br>Est: € 14,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>M. Chagall, <i>Daphnis & Chloé,</i> 1961. Est: € 100,000
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    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>C. Ptolemaeus, <i>Geographie,</i> 1513.<br>Est: € 100,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>E. L. Kirchner, <i>Umbra vitae,</i> 1924.<br>Est: € 6,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>J. Miró, <i>Midi le trèfle blanc,</i> 1968. Est: € 2,000
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    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b> Clemens V., <i>Constitutiones,</i> 1471.<br>Est: € 14,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>C. Gesner, <i>Tierbuch, Vogelbuch, Fischbuch,</i> 1563-81. Est: € 5,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>J. Itten, <i>Utopia,</i> 1921. Est: € 2,000
  • <center><b>Skinner Auctions <br>Fine Books & Manuscripts <i>online</i><br> November 11-17
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    <center><b>Skinner Auctions <br>Fine Books & Manuscripts <i>online</i><br> November 11-17
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    <center><b>Skinner Rare Book Auction November 11-17</b>
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    <center><b>Skinner Auctions <br>Fine Books & Manuscripts <i>online</i><br> November 11-17
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