• <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>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
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  • <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

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Forty-four Auctions Archived, 21 Sales Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday 30 April 2016 44 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub database; 1 in Australian dollars, 16 in euros, 7 in British pounds, and 20 in US dollars.  Turnover was $39,365,392 as 11,808 lots were offered and 8,851 sold for a 75% success rate.  It was another strong week.

9 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Christies. Prints and Multiples on April 26th: $11,455,500
Sothebys. Library of R & B.L. Dada-Surrealism on April 27th: $6,584,414
Sothebys. Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History on April 28th: $3,959,156
Sothebys. Arts of the Islamic World on April 20th: $3,006,792
Swann Galleries. Old Master Through Modern Prints on April 28th: $2,773,046
Christies. Books and Manuscripts on April 22nd: $1,932,880
RR Auction. Space and Aviation - Internet bidstart 4/14 on April 21st: $1,719,924
Heritage Auctions. Illustration Art on April 26th: $1,696,769
Doyle New York. Prints and Multiples on April 25th: $1,173,501

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

ALDE. An Amateur Collection - Part 1 on April 22nd: 163.21%
Sothebys. Arts of the Islamic World on April 20th: 136.21%
Galerie Bassenge. Exile Collection Rudiger Harms on April 23rd: 130.79%
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Two Day Fine Art Sale - Prints on April 20th: 125.02%
Sothebys. Library of R & B.L. Dada-Surrealism on April 27th: 123.22%
Sothebys. Alchemy: Objects of Desire on April 21st: 117.95%
Sothebys. Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History on April 28th: 115.55%
Ferraton. Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs on April 16th: 110.36%
ALDE. An Amateur Collection - Part 2 on April 23rd: 102.85%
Galerie Bassenge. Literature (17th - 19th Century) on April 22nd: 100.33%

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

Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 4/17 on April 24th: 100.00%
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Antique, Decorative & Fine Arts - Books, Manuscripts on April 26th: 100.00%
National Book Auctions. Books, Art and Ephemera - T.R., Exploration, NYC, Maps, etc. on April 17th: 100.00%
National Book Auctions. Books on April 3rd: 100.00%
Alaska Auction. Books, Prints on April 22nd: 98.28%
Heritage Auctions. Illustration Art on April 26th: 97.99%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 4/17 on April 24th: 97.96%
Addison and Sarova. Rare Books on March 19th: 95.05%
Sothebys. Collections - Prints, Books on April 28th: 92.86%
ALDE. An Amateur Collection - Part 1 on April 22nd: 90.69%
Alaska Auction. Books, Prints on April 23rd: 89.80%
Sothebys. Library of R & B.L. Dada-Surrealism on April 27th: 88.71%
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Two Day Fine Art Sale - Prints on April 20th: 87.50%
Doyle New York. Prints and Multiples on April 25th: 86.30%
Christies. Prints and Multiples on April 26th: 85.87%
Sothebys. Alchemy: Objects of Desire on April 21st: 83.08%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on April 26th: 82.14%
Ferraton. Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs on April 16th: 82.02%

44 total sales reported this week:

Auctionata. Editions and Photography on April 29th: 46.61%
De Baecque and Associes. Antiquarian and Modern Books on April 27th: 43.71%
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 4/14 on April 21st: 43.10%
Auctionata. Rare and Exceptional Books on April 28th: 7.27%
Auctionata. Art of the 17th - 19th Century on April 27th: 19.77%
Auctionata. Spring Photography on April 26th: 15.63%
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Two Day Fine Art Sale - Prints on April 20th: 87.50%
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Antique, Decorative & Fine Arts - Books, Manuscripts on April 26th: 100.00%
Mid Hudson Auction Galleries. Antiques and Fine Art - Books and Prints on April 23rd: 67.57%
Peter Arnold. Rare Books, Australiana on April 19th: 70.36%
Swann Galleries. Old Master Through Modern Prints on April 28th: 71.20%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Bibliophile on April 28th: 68.06%
Bloomsbury Auctions. The Transport Sale on April 27th: 35.71%
ALDE. An Amateur Collection - Part 2 on April 23rd: 77.59%
ALDE. An Amateur Collection - Part 1 on April 22nd: 90.69%
Sothebys. Collections - Prints, Books on April 28th: 92.86%
Sothebys. Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History on April 28th: 70.31%
Sothebys. Library of R & B.L. Dada-Surrealism on April 27th: 88.71%
Christies. Prints and Multiples on April 26th: 85.87%
Bonhams. Photographs on April 26th: 57.41%
RR Auction. Space and Aviation - Internet bidstart 4/14 on April 21st: 74.11%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on April 26th: 82.14%
Doyle New York. Prints and Multiples on April 25th: 86.30%
Heritage Auctions. Illustration Art on April 26th: 97.99%
Galerie Bassenge. Modern Literature A-Z on April 23rd: 62.18%
Galerie Bassenge. Exile Collection Rudiger Harms on April 23rd: 79.62%
Galerie Bassenge. Autographs on April 22nd: 76.58%
Galerie Bassenge. Literature (17th - 19th Century) on April 22nd: 54.81%
Galerie Bassenge. Manuscripts, Incunable, Theology on April 21st: 58.29%
Galerie Bassenge. Miscellanea on April 21st: 53.13%
Galerie Bassenge. Geography on April 21st: 57.14%
Addison and Sarova. Rare Books on March 19th: 95.05%
Archives International Auctions. Spring Auction on April 13th: 40.27%
One Of Kind Collectibles. Rare Autographs, Manuscripts and Photography - Online Bidstart now on April 7th: 77.06%
Alaska Auction. Books, Prints on April 23rd: 89.80%
Alaska Auction. Books, Prints on April 22nd: 98.28%
Christies. Books and Manuscripts on April 22nd: 49.09%
Ferraton. Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs on April 16th: 82.02%
National Book Auctions. Books, Art and Ephemera - T.R., Exploration, NYC, Maps, etc. on April 17th: 100.00%
National Book Auctions. Books on April 3rd: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 4/17 on April 24th: 97.96%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 4/17 on April 24th: 100.00%
Sothebys. Alchemy: Objects of Desire on April 21st: 83.08%
Sothebys. Arts of the Islamic World on April 20th: 72.73%

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Christies Flags I on April 26th Actual price: USD $1,685,000.
  2. Sothebys A MAGNIFICENT COLLECTION OF EARLY PANORAMAS, PHOTOBOOKS AND INDIVIDUAL PRINTS, TOTALLING OVER 1700 IMAGES; HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE: on April 28th Actual price: USD $1,408,900.
  3. Christies Myths on April 26th Actual price: USD $581,000.
  4. Sothebys GROOTEN ATLAS, OFT WERELT-BESCHRYVING IN WELCKE 'T AERDRYCK DE ZEE, EN HEMEL. on April 28th Actual price: USD $567,940.
  5. Sothebys A rare and finely decorated Qur’an leaf in eastern Kufic script on April 20th Actual price: USD $542,880.
  6. Sothebys Rasa’il Ikhwan al-Safa ('Epistles of the Brethren of Purity') Book I on the mathematical sciences on April 20th Actual price: USD $525,600.
  7. Christies Nude with Blue Hair relief print in colors, 1994 on April 26th Actual price: USD $425,000.
  8. Christies Médaille de son prix Nobel de littérature, 1947. on April 22nd Actual price: USD $408,495.
  9. Christies Buste de femme d'après Cranach le Jeune on April 26th Actual price: USD $389,000.
  10. Sothebys Zakhirah-yi Khwarazmshahi ('Treasury dedicated to the king of Khwarazmshahi') an encyclopaedia of medical science, books I (part II), II and III on April 20th Actual price: USD $335,520.
  11. Sothebys CHAMPS DÉLICIEUX. ALBUM DE PHOTOGRAPHIES. on April 27th Actual price: USD $277,020.
  12. Christies Moonwalk on April 26th Actual price: USD $269,000.
  13. Christies Details of Renaissance Paintings (Sandro Botticelli, Birth of Venus) on April 26th Actual price: USD $269,000.
  14. Sothebys Shaykh San'an and the Christian maiden on April 20th Actual price: USD $249,120.
  15. Christies Égypte, Nubie, Palestine et Syrie : dessins photographiques recueillis pendant les années 1849, 1850 et 1851, accompagnés d’un texte explicatif et précédés d’une introduction par Maxime Du Camp, chargé d’une mission archéologique en Orient par le ministèr on April 22nd Actual price: USD $232,215.
  16. Christies Andy Mouse: one plate on April 26th Actual price: USD $209,000.
  17. Christies 11 Pop Artists, Volume III the complete portfolio of eleven on April 26th Actual price: USD $185,000.
  18. Christies Le Cirque, Tériade Editeur, Paris, 1967 on April 26th Actual price: USD $185,000.
  19. Sothebys EGYPT, SINAI, AND JERUSALEM: A SERIES OF TWENTY PHOTOGRAPHIC VIEWS... WITH DESCRIPTIONS BY MRS POOLE AND REGINALD STUART POOLE. on April 28th Actual price: USD $182,500.
  20. Sothebys HORTUS ROMANUS. on April 28th Actual price: USD $173,375.
  21. Sothebys LE SURRÉALISME EN 1947. on April 27th Actual price: USD $167,580.
  22. Sothebys LA BARRE D’APPUI. on April 27th Actual price: USD $153,900.
  23. Sothebys LES JEUX DE LA POUPÉE. on April 27th Actual price: USD $153,900.
  24. Sothebys LES JEUX DE LA POUPÉE. on April 27th Actual price: USD $153,900.
  25. Christies Andy Mouse on April 26th Actual price: USD $149,000.

 

For the week ahead 21 sales are scheduled: 

Mon. May. 2nd 
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 85 lots 

Tue. May. 3rd 
Tajan. Paris. Books. 255 lots 
Morton Casa de Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Books and Old Documents. 353 lots 

Wed. May. 4th 
Lyon and Turnbull. Edinburgh. Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs. 179 lots 
Old World Auctions. Glen Allen. Maps, Atlases - Internet bidstart 4/20. 800 lots 
Ader. PARIS. Judaica. 149 lots 
Auctionata. Berlin. Super Sale - Collectibles and Advertising Posters. 109 lots 
Auctionata. Berlin. Super Sale: Prints and Photography. 225 lots 

Thu. May. 5th 
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 587 lots 
Swann Galleries. New York. Autographs. 294 lots 
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Natural History and Color Plate Books. 276 lots 
Robert Siegel Galleries. New York. U.S. and Confederate States Postal History. 599 lots 

Fri. May. 6th 
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Spring Estates Auction - Books and Prints - Day 1. 11 lots 
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. Modern and Contemporary Works of Art - Prints. 33 lots 

Sat. May. 7th 
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . May Estate Auction. 32 lots 
Knotty Pine Auction Service. West Swanzey. Antique and Estate Book Sale. 299 lots 
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Spring Estates Auction - Books and Prints - Day 2. 18 lots 
Rago Arts and Auctions. Lambertville. Art Sale - Prints. 419 lots 

Sun. May. 8th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 5/1
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 5/1
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Spring Estates Auction - Books and Prints - Day 3. 42 lots 

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

 

  • <b><center>Sotheby’s<br>Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History<br>Auction London 12 November<br>On view 8 – 11 November</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s London, Nov. 12:</b> Dinner plate from the British Antarctic Expedition (Terra Nova), 1910-1913, Dunn Bennett Patent. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s London, Nov. 12:</b> Hermann Schlegel, and A.H. Verster van Wulverhorst. <i>Traité de Fauconnerie.</i> Leiden and Dusseldorf, 1844-1853. £30,000 to £40,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s London, Nov. 12:</b> Pierre Joseph Redouté. Album de Redouté. Paris, [1824]. £50,000 to £60,000.
    <b><center>Sotheby’s<br>Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History<br>Auction London 12 November<br>On view 8 – 11 November</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s London, Nov. 12:</b> Jakob Christoph Trew. <i>Hortus nitidissimis omnen per annum superbiens floribus.</i> Nuremberg, 1750 [-1786]. £70,000 to £90,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s London, Nov. 12:</b> Samuel de Champlain. <i>Les voyages de la Novvelle France occidentale, dite Canada</i>. Paris, 1640. £50,000 to £70,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s London, Nov. 12:</b> Levinus Vincent. <i>Wondertooneel der Nature.</i> Amsterdam, 1706-1715, two volumes bound in one. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <b><center>Sotheby’s<br>Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History<br>Auction London 12 November<br>On view 8 – 11 November</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s London, Nov. 12:</b> Louis Dupré. <i>Voyage a Athénes et à Constantinople.</i> Paris, 1825. £40,000 to £50,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s London, Nov. 12:</b> Abraham Ortelius. <i>Theatrum orbis terrarum... The Theatre of the Whole World.</i> London, 1606 (colophon: 1608). £70,000 to £100,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s London, Nov. 12:</b> <i>Description de l'Égypte.</i> Paris, 1809-1828, FIRST EDITION, 35 volumes, housed in custom mahogany cabinet. £250,000 to £350,000.
    <b><center>Sotheby’s<br>Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History<br>Auction London 12 November<br>On view 8 – 11 November</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s London, Nov. 12:</b> Giovanni Battista Belzoni. Plates illustrative of the researches and operations of G. Belzoni in Egypt and Nubia. London, 1822. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s London, Nov. 12:</b> United Arab Emirates. A collection of 218 historic photographs. [c.1901 to early 1960s.]. £50,000 to £70,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s London, Nov. 12:</b> Tingqua (Guan Lianchang). A boxed set of ten albums containing 123 Chinese paintings. [Canton, c.1830]. £30,000 to £40,000.
  • <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
    <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 25th</b>
    <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
    <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 25th</b>
    <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
    <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 25th</b>
    <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>M. Beckmann, <i>Fanferlieschen Schönefüßchen,</i> 1924. Est: € 10,000
  • <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> SMITH, CHRISTOPHER WEBB. 1793-1871. <i>Indian Ornithology.</i> [Patna, India]: 1828. $50,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> DUPRÉ, LOUIS. 1789-1837. <i>Voyage à Athènes et à Constantinople, ou Collection de portraits, vues et costumes grecs et ottomans.</i> Paris: Dondey-Dupré, 1825. $60,000 to $90,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> ADAMS, JOHN. Autograph Letter Signed ("J Adams"), [to Dr. Perkins?] while recovering from his small pox inoculation, [late-April, 1764]. $30,000 to $50,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> AUSTEN, JANE. Autograph Letter Signed ("J. Austen"), to her sister Cassandra, 4 pp, "Thursday – after dinner," [September 16, 1813,] Henrietta St. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES. 1785-1851. <i>The Birds of America, from Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories.</i> New York & Philadelphia: J.J. Audubon & J.B. Chevalier, 1840-1844. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> DODWELL, EDWARD. 1767-1832. <i>Views in Greece.</i> London: Rodwell and Martin, 1821. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> JAMES, JESSE. Autograph Letter Signed ("Jesse W. James"), to Mr. Flood demanding Flood retract spurious accusations, 3 pp, June 5, 1875. $200,000 to $300,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> DE CORDOBA, JACOB. <i>Map of the State of Texas.</i> New York, 1866. $15,000 to $20,000
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> ARNOLD, BENEDICT. Autograph bookseller's receipt for Dr. John Dickinson, Signed ("B. Arnold"), February 1767. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> EINSTEIN, ALBERT. 4 Typed Letters Signed ("A Einstein") to Cleveland E. Dodge offering early reports on the meetings of the Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> EISENHOWER, DWIGHT D. Typed Letter Signed ("Dwight D. Eisenhower") to General Henri Giraud written from a secret bunker in Gibraltar on the eve of Operation Torch, November 4 [but 6], 1942. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> Early Broadside Printing of the GADSDEN PURCHASE, Puebla, August 16, 1854. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> ALLEN, ETHAN. Autograph Letter Signed to Crevecouer during the Constitutional Debates in Congress, 2 pp, August 29, 1787. $30,000 to $50,000.
  • <b>Old World Auctions (Nov 13):</b> Lot 4. First printed world map to depict western Australia, 1680. Est. $7500 - $9000
    <b>Old World Auctions (Nov 13):</b> Lot 31. One of the finest celestial charts ever produced, 1708. Est. $2500 - $3250
    <b>Old World Auctions (Nov 13):</b> Lot 35. Stunning French armillary sphere, 1805. Est. $4000 - $5000
    <b>Old World Auctions (Nov 13):</b> Lot 47. Speed's popular carte-a-figures map of the Americas, 1626. Est. $4750 - $6000
    <b>Old World Auctions (Nov 13):</b> Lot 110. 1960 election map of the United States, 1960. Est. $250 - $325
    <b>Old World Auctions (Nov 13):</b> Lot 115.<br>Arrowsmith's large-format map used by Lewis & Clark, 1802. Est. $8000 - $10000
    <b>Old World Auctions (Nov 13):</b> Lot 359. German WWI propaganda map showing a "European brawl", 1914. Est. $1400 - $1700
    <b>Old World Auctions (Nov 13):</b> Lot 380. The "Beetle" map of northern Europe, 1746. Est. $240 - $300
    <b>Old World Auctions (Nov 13):</b> Lot 476. Braun & Hogenberg's first plan of Moscow, 1575. Est. $2400 - $3000
    <b>Old World Auctions (Nov 13):</b> Lot 582. The first European-printed map of China, 1584. Est. $5500 - $6500
    <b>Old World Auctions (Nov 13):</b> Lot 673. Complete French atlas with 62 maps in contemporary color, 1787. Est. $2750 - $3500
    <b>Old World Auctions (Nov 13):</b> Lot 676. Finley's early and important American atlas, 1828. Est. $4500 - $5500