• <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>Chiswick Auctions<br>Books & Works on Paper<br>Live Online<br>2 December 2020</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Dec. 2:</b> Rackham (Arthur). 'The Skein', original pen, ink and watercolour drawing. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Dec. 2:</b> Vico (Giambattista). <i>Principj di una scienza nuova,</i> FIRST EDITION, Felice Mosca, Naples,1725. £8,000 to £12,000.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Dec. 2:</b> <i>Bauerkeller's New Embossed Plan of London,</i> first edition, Ackermann & Co., 1841. £1,800 to £2,200.
    <center><b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Books & Works on Paper<br>Live Online<br>2 December 2020</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Dec. 2:</b> Bible, English, Coverdale's Version, J. Nycolson, Southwark, [1535]. £6,000 to £8,000.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Dec. 2:</b> Johnson (Samuel). <i>A Dictionary of the English Langauge,</i> 2 vol., fourth edition revised by the author, folio, 1773. £800 to £1,200.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Dec. 2:</b> Orwell (George). <i>The Road to Wigan Pier,</i> first public edition, 8vo., Victor Gollancz, 1937. £1,500 to £2,000.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Dec. 2:</b> Rowling (J. K.) <i>Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone,</i> FIRST EDITION, first printing 1997. £6,000 to £8,000.

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13 Auctions Archived, 25 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 10 September, 11 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 3 denominated in euros, 4 in British pounds, 1 in South African rand, and 5 in US dollars.  Turnover was $1,549,455 as 3,816 lots were offered and 2,921 sold for a 77% success rate.  For the week ahead 25 auctions are scheduled.  The summer doldrums are over.

 

1 auction saw total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered: 

Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersMorningthorpe Manor Country House Sale - Day 2 - Prints on September 6th: 107.40% 


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

Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 8/28 on September 4th: 99.86% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 8/28 on September 4th: 97.28% 
William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsSummer Hybrid Sale - Prints on August 29th: 97.14% 
Bruun RasmussenBooks and Manuscripts on September 6th: 85.79% 
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersMorningthorpe Manor Country House Sale - Day 2 - Prints on September 6th: 81.51% 


13 total sales reported this week: 

Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersMorningthorpe Manor Country House Sale - Day 3 - The Library on September 8th: 75.12% 
PBA GalleriesRare Books & Manuscripts on September 8th: 62.39% 
Winner's Auctions and ExhibitionsRare Latin Hebraica books and maps, Zionism, Numismatics and Jewellery on September 7th: 59.78% 
RossiniPosters, Prints, Lithographs on September 7th: 7.66% 
Bruun RasmussenBooks and Manuscripts on September 6th: 85.79% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on September 6th: 71.64% 
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersMorningthorpe Manor Country House Sale - Day 2 - Prints on September 6th: 81.51% 
BonhamsAutomobilia - Books and Prints on September 3rd: 75.51% 
Lyon and TurnbullRare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs on August 31st: 77.94% 
William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsSummer Hybrid Sale - Prints on August 29th: 97.14% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 8/28 on September 4th: 97.28% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 8/28 on September 4th: 99.86% 
Quagga Rare Books and ArtAssorted Africana - Internet bidstart 8/25 on September 1st: 40.91% 


Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. PBA Galleries Acts Passed at a Congress of the United States of America, Begun and Held at the City of New-York, on Wednesday the fourth of March, in the year M,DCC,LXXXIX - 1st, 2nd & 3rd Sessions on September 8th Actual price: USD $96,000.
  2. Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers ALBUM OF DRAWINGS AND WATERCOLOURS on September 8th Actual price: USD $34,381.
  3. Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers 2 TITLES, THE HISTORY OF THE REBELLION AND CIVIL WARS IN ENGLAND BEGUN IN THE YEAR 1641 on September 8th Actual price: USD $28,130.
  4. PBA Galleries Nurnbergische Hesperides oder Grundliche Beschreibung der Edlen Citronat / Citronen und Pomeranzen-Fruchte. [With]: Obeliscus Constantinapolitanus ober Kurtze Erflarung des zu Constantinopol... [and]: Continuation der Nurnbergischen Hesperidum... on September 8th Actual price: USD $27,000.
  5. Lyon and Turnbull The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, from Drawings Made on the Spot by David Roberts, R.A. on August 31st Actual price: USD $21,613.
  6. Lyon and Turnbull A Natural History of Birds; Gleanings of Natural History. on August 31st Actual price: USD $18,288.
  7. Lyon and Turnbull A Natural History of Birds. on August 31st Actual price: USD $18,288.
  8. Lyon and Turnbull Illustrations of Himalayan Plants. on August 31st Actual price: USD $15,794.
  9. Lyon and Turnbull Captain Cook's Florilegium. on August 31st Actual price: USD $13,300.
  10. PBA Galleries Herbier Forestier, ou Collection des especes d'arbres et arbrisseaux qui composent les forets... Dedie et presente au Roi. Par J.-B. Duchesne Fils, Jardinier en chef de Sa Majaste on September 8th Actual price: USD $13,200.
  11. Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers ANECDOTES OF DISTINGUISHED PERSONS on September 8th Actual price: USD $12,502.
  12. Lyon and Turnbull Animals drawn from Nature and Engraved in Aquatint. on August 31st Actual price: USD $12,469.
  13. Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers CONFIRMATION AND PATENT BOOK OF THE DEAN AND CHAPTER OF THE CATHEDRAL CHURCH AT THE HOLY AND UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF NORWICH on September 8th Actual price: USD $10,627.
  14. Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers BISHOP OF SALISBURY, HISTORY OF HIS OWN TIME on September 8th Actual price: USD $9,377.
  15. PBA Galleries Albums of views of San Francisco in the aftermath of the 1906 earthquake and fire on September 8th Actual price: USD $9,000.
  16. PBA Galleries The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, and Other Sketches on September 8th Actual price: USD $8,400.
  17. PBA Galleries A Treatise Concerning Political Enquiry, and the Liberty of the Press on September 8th Actual price: USD $7,800.
  18. Bruun Rasmussen Greenland: H. Egede: Det gamle Grønlands Nye Perlustration eller Natural-Historie. Og Beskrivelse over det gamle Grønlands Situation. on September 6th Actual price: USD $7,258.
  19. Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers NORDOVICUS ANTIQUA ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE EARLY HISTORY OF NORWICH on September 8th Actual price: USD $7,189.
  20. Lyon and Turnbull The Natural History Of British Insects; Explaining Them In Their Several States, With The Periods Of Their Transformation, Their Food, Oeconomy, &c. on August 31st Actual price: USD $6,983.
  21. Lyon and Turnbull Autograph Letter Signed, to the Comte d'Argenson on August 31st Actual price: USD $6,650.
  22. Lyon and Turnbull Lindisfarne Gospels, Das Buch von Lindisfarne, Evangéliare de Lindisfarne on August 31st Actual price: USD $6,318.
  23. Heritage Auctions Showcase #22 Green Lantern on September 4th Actual price: USD $6,308.
  24. Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers THE SUBSTANTIAL AUTOGRAPH COLLECTION OF SIR DAVID WILLIAM SMITH CONTAINING CIRCA 600 AUTOGRAPHS on September 8th Actual price: USD $6,251.
  25. Lyon and Turnbull Manuscript book of collected verses, "Poems" compiled by Lady Anne Hamilton, daughter of Archibald Hamilton on August 31st Actual price: USD $5,653.



For the week ahead 25 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Sep. 12th
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . Fine Arts, Antiques, Americana. 22 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Revolutionaries of the 60s and 70s. 58 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. 2000 - Now: Contemporary Art. 48 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 66 lots

Tue. Sep. 13th
RJM Autographs and Antiques. Boston. Autographs. 160 lots

Wed. Sep. 14th
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Antiquarian Literature and History. 579 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 8/19. 998 lots
Dallas Auction Gallery. Dallas. The Fine and Decorative Art Auction - Books and Prints. 16 lots

Thu. Sep. 15th
Old World Auctions. Glen Allen. Antique Maps, Globes, Charts, Atlases & Vintage Graphics - online bidstart 8/31. 793 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books Books Signature Auction. 834 lots
Ader. PARIS. Books and Advertising. 105 lots
Ader. PARIS. Books and Advertising. 511 lots

Fri. Sep. 16th
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH. Berlin-Schoneberg. Rare Books of the 18th to 20th Centuries. 828 lots
Ferraton. Bruxelles. Books and Prints. 1045 lots

Sat. Sep. 17th
Brunk Auctions. Asheville, NC . Books, Prints. 90 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints.
Gateway Gallery Auction. Chambersburg, PA . Sports Cards and Memorabilia. 384 lots
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Cleveland. Advertising at Auction.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Lincoln and His Times A joint Auction by Heritage Auctions and The Rail Splitter in Recognition of t. 472 lots

Sun. Sep. 18th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 9/11.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 9/11.
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Golf Books & Memorabilia (Sunday in the Poconos). 202 lots
Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions. Bruxelles . Silent Auction (Books) - Internet bidstart 9/8.
Carlsen Gallery. Greenville, NY. 25th Anniversary Auction - Prints, Books. 15 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints. 61 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Oscar Wilde, <i>“The secret of life is in Art,”</i> autograph quotation dated and signed, 1882. Sold for $15,600.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> <i>Manhattan Gay Scene Guide 1969, Summer Edition,</i> Mattachine Book Service. Sold for $3,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Toyen, pen & ink illustration from <i>Marquis de Sade: Justina cili prokletí ctnosti,</i> 1932. Sold for $26,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Antonio Lopez, 9 men’s fashion studies, graphite, 1974. Sold for $6,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Harvey Milk, 2 autograph letters signed, to Pat Mormon, during US Navy service, 1954. Sold for $2,210.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Daniel Abraham, original art for <i>Stonewall Romances,</i> pen, ink & gouache, 1979. Sold for $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> David Wojnarowicz, <i>Untitled (Genet with Dog),</i> mixed media collage. Sold for $27,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Susie Gaynes & Amy E. Bartell, <i>March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights,</i> 1987. Sold for $1,188.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> <i>Paris is Burning,</i> photo offset poster by Anne Dutlinger, signed by film director Jennie Livingston, 1991. Sold for $1,500.
  • <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.
  • <b><center>Cowan’s Auctions<br>The Steve Turner Collection<br>of African Americana, Part II<br>December 3, 2020</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> <i>All-Negro Comics</i> Issue #1, 1947. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> Early Memoir of a Black Hairdresser, 1859. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> First Edition <i>Letters of the Late Ignatius Sancho, An African,</i> 1782. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b><center>Cowan’s Auctions<br>The Steve Turner Collection<br>of African Americana, Part II<br>December 3, 2020</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> Bessie Coleman Aero News Vol. 1 Issue 1, May 1930, Signed by William J. Powell. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> Book of Poetry and Music by Formerly Illiterate Author Thomas Young, 1897. $6,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> Cabinet Card of 24th Infantryman, Tombstone, Arizona Territory, circa 1882. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b><center>Cowan’s Auctions<br>The Steve Turner Collection<br>of African Americana, Part II<br>December 3, 2020</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> James Baldwin Portrait by Carl Van Vechten, 1955. $3,500 to $4,500.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> <i>The Pacific Appeal</i> Newspaper, San Francisco, 1877. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> Only Known Copy <i>Spreading Joy,</i> Uplift History of African Americans in Los Angeles, 1937. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b><center>Cowan’s Auctions<br>The Steve Turner Collection<br>of African Americana, Part II<br>December 3, 2020</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> 1940 Los Angeles <i>The Official Central Avenue District Directory.</i> $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> GRÉGOIRE, Henri (French, 1750-1831). <i>An Enquiry Concerning the Intellectual and Moral Faculties, and Literature of Negroes,</i> First American Edition, 1810. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> 1893 Indian Territory Album with Images of Tacky Grayson. $4,000 to $6,000.
  • <b><center>Gonnelli<br>December 1st<br>Antique and modern prints,<br>drawings and paintings</b>
    <b><center>Gonnelli<br>December 2nd<br>Photographs, autographs, musical works and manuscripts</b>
    <b><center>Gonnelli<br>December 3rd<br>Books from XV to XX Century</b>
    <b><center>Gonnelli<br>December 3rd<br>Mathematics books</b>
    <b><center>Gonnelli<br>December 3rd<br>Art books from Salvador Dalí<br>& others</b>
  • <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.
  • <center><b>Firsts Online Rare Book Fair<br> 27 November to 2 December<br><br> Presented by the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association</b>
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Music, Continental Books<br>and Medieval Manuscripts<br>24 Nov. – 1 Dec. 2020<br>Online</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 24 Nov. – 1 Dec.:</b><br>F. Schubert. Autograph letter to his brother Ferdinand, 4 pages, Zseliz, 1818. £80,000 to £120,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 24 Nov. – 1 Dec.:</b><br>L. v. Beethoven. Fine autograph letter to his librettist Friedrich Treitschke, about their planned opera, 1815. £70,000 to £90,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 24 Nov. – 1 Dec.:</b> Hermann Hesse, Highly important series of 62 letters and postcards to Stefan Zweig, 1903-1938. £60,000 to £80,000.
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Music, Continental Books<br>and Medieval Manuscripts<br>24 Nov. – 1 Dec. 2020<br>Online</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 24 Nov. – 1 Dec.:</b> Book of Hours, Use of Reims, illuminated manuscript on vellum [France, late 15th century]. £40,000 to £60,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 24 Nov. – 1 Dec.:</b> Armenian gospel book, illuminated manuscript on vellum, seventeenth century, tooled calf binding. £7,000 to £10,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 24 Nov. – 1 Dec.:</b><br>C. Goldoni. Ten autograph letters signed to the Genoese nobleman Cristoforo Spinola, Venice 1742-1743. £7,000 to £9,000.
  • <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.
  • <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.