• <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> AN EARLY DUTCH POCKET GLOBE ATTRIBUTED TO WILLEM BLAEU, AFTER C.1618. £70,000 to £100,000.
    <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> BLAEU, Johannes (1596-1673). £50,000 to £70,000.
    <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> BLAEU, Johannes. <i>Theatrum Statuum Regiae Celsitudinis Sabaudiae Ducis, Pedemontii principis, ... pars prima, exhibens Pedemontium ...</i> Amsterdam, 1682. £70,000 to £100,000.
    <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> DUDLEY, Sir Robert, self-styled Duke of Northumberland and Earl of Warwick. <i>Arcano del Mare.</i> Florence, 1661. £500,000 to £700,000.
    <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> The Mainz Psalter: <i>Psalterium Benedictinum cum canticis et hymnis,</i> for Bursfeld use. [Mainz:] Johann Fust and Peter Schoeffer, 29 August 1459. £5,000 to £10,000.
  • <center><b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>Printed Books, Maps & Autographs<br>December 11, 2019</b>
    <b>Dominic Winter, Dec. 11:</b> Melville (Herman). <i>White Jacket; or, the World in a Man-of-War,</i> 1st edition, London, 1850. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter, Dec. 11:</b> Bracton (Henry de). <i>De legibus et consuetudinibus Angliae,</i> 1st edition, 1569. Ex libris Sir Daniel Dun (c.1545-1617). £3,000 to £5,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter, Dec. 11:</b> Edgar (Thomas). <i>The Lawes Resolutions of Womens Rights,</i> 1st edition, 1632. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <center><b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>Printed Books, Maps & Autographs<br>December 11, 2019</b>
    <b>Dominic Winter, Dec. 11:</b> Donne (John). <i>Poems,</i> 3rd edition, 1639. Ex libris Sir Geoffrey Keynes (1887-1982). £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter, Dec. 11:</b> Mandeville (Bernard). <i>The Fable of the Bees,</i> 1st edition, 1714. Rare inspiration for the Wealth of Nations. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter, Dec. 11:</b> Honter (Johannes, & others). <i>De Cosmographiae rudimentis,</i> Basel, 1561. Ex libris Georg Joachim Rheticus (1514-1574). £5,000 to £8,000.
    <center><b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>Printed Books, Maps & Autographs<br>December 11, 2019</b>
    <b>Dominic Winter, Dec. 11:</b> Lincoln (Abraham). Military commission signed, Washington, 1864, and related documents. £3,000 to £5,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter, Dec. 11:</b> Faraday (Michael). Iron filings diagram on waxed blue paper, c.1850. £500 to £800.
    <b>Dominic Winter, Dec. 11:</b> Felixmüller (Conrad). <i>ABC,</i> 1st edition, Dresden, 1925. One of 10 hand-coloured copies. Ex libris Eduard Rosenbaum (1887-1979). £3,000 to £5,000.
    <center><b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>Printed Books, Maps & Autographs<br>December 11, 2019</b>
    <b>Dominic Winter, Dec. 11:</b> Kelmscott Press. <i>The Order of Chivalry,</i> 1893. One of 225 copies; presentation copy from Sydney Cockerell. £800 to £1,200.
    <b>Dominic Winter, Dec. 11:</b> Joyce (James). <i>Anna Livia Plurabelle,</i> 1st edition, New York, 1928. One of 50 special copies on green paper. £1,000 to £1,500
    <b>Dominic Winter, Dec. 11:</b> Orwell (George). <i>Homage to Catalonia,</i> 1st edition, 1938. £2,500 to £3,300
  • <center><b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers<br>Rare Books & Literature Sale<br>December 10, 2019</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 10:</b> Archive of almost 500 Quaker letters written between leading members of the Society of Friends in Ireland between about 1770 and 1830. €10,000 to €15,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 10:</b> Heraldic Grants to the Delaval Family of Northumberland Manuscripts: 9 May 1761. Patent of Stephen Martin Leake. €2,000 to €3,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 10:</b> Unique Manuscript – Miniature Book by Seamus Heaney. Holograph manuscript copy by Heaney of his poem <i>Mad Sweeney’s Praise of Trees</i>. €2,000 to €3,000.
    <center><b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers<br>Rare Books & Literature Sale<br>December 10, 2019</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 10:</b> Yeats, Mangan and John McCall, with an ALS Yeats [W.B.]. <i>The Wanderings of Ossian and other Poems.</i> London, 1889. €2,000 to €3,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 10:</b> Heaney (Seamus). <i>Toome</i>, illustrated by Jane Proctor. National College of Art and Design 1980. Extremely rare Heaney title limited to 15 copies. €1,500 to €2,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 10:</b> Young (Ella). <i>Celtic Wonder Tales,</i> illustrated by Maud Gonne (four colour plates and other decorations). 1910. Signed by Gonne with an original sketch. €1,000 to €1,500.
    <center><b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers<br>Rare Books & Literature Sale<br>December 10, 2019</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 10:</b> The Yeats Brothers “Jack & William” Yeats (Jack B.) RHA (1839-1922). An attractive small pencil portrait of his son Jack Yeats, aged perhaps 10-12, drawing of a bearded man on rear [with] a second drawing. €1,000 to €1500.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 10:</b> 18th c. Manuscript Volumes on French Peerage Manuscript: “Recueil de tous les actes concernant les Ducs & Pairs de France… Depuis l’an 900 jusqu’en 1660.” €1,500 to €2,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 10:</b> Churchill (Winston Spencer). <i>The River War, An Historical Account of The Reconquest of the Soudan.</i> 2 vols. roy 8vo L. 1899. First Edn. €800 to €1200.
    <center><b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers<br>Rare Books & Literature Sale<br>December 10, 2019</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 10:</b> Important Scientific Association Presentation Copy - Tyndall (John). <i>Heat considered as A Mode of Motion…</i> 1863. €600 to €800.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 10:</b> Receipt Signed by Chippewa Chiefs Document dated 24 May 1845 signed by five “Chippewa chiefs on the River Thames.” €400 to €600.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 10:</b> Bury (Lady Charlotte). <i>The Three Great Sanctuaries of Tuscany, Valombrosa, Camaldoli, Laverna.</i> Lg. oblong folio L. (J. Murray) 1833. First Edn. €250 to €350.
  • <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.

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29 Auctions Archived, 23 Sales Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday 8 October 2016, 29 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 7 denominated in euros, 6 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 15 in US dollars.  Turnover was $14,676,519 as 6,215 lots were offered and 4,846 sold for a 78% success rate.  It was another strong week.

5 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

SothebysPhotographs on October 7th: $2,805,125 
ChristiesPhotographs on October 5th: $2,421,188 
SothebysBibliothèque cynégétique du Verne : Vénerie, fauconnerie, chasses on October 5th: $2,144,136 
Swann GalleriesAfrican-American Fine Art - Prints on October 6th: $2,106,209 
ChristiesPhotographs: The Evening Sale on October 4th: $1,083,000 

6 auctions saw total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered: 

Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on October 5th: 326.72% 
ChristiesLeslie Waddington Collection - Prints on October 4th: 215.28% 
Robert Siegel GalleriesPeter Sharrer Collection of Postal Markings on October 5th: 183.06% 
ALDEAntiquarian and 19th Century Books on September 30th: 127.05% 
TooveysAntiquarian and Collectors Books on October 4th: 114.40% 
Dallas Auction GalleryThe Fine Art Auction - Prints on October 5th: 105.89% 

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

ChristiesLeslie Waddington Collection - Prints on October 4th: 100.00% 
Dallas Auction GalleryThe Fine Art Auction - Prints on October 5th: 100.00% 
Robert Siegel GalleriesPeter Sharrer Collection of Postal Markings on October 5th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 9/25 on October 2nd: 99.26% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 9/25 on October 2nd: 97.66% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersPrints on October 7th: 95.56% 
GuernseysJohnny Winter - The Auction on September 30th: 93.24% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on October 5th: 87.63% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on October 4th: 87.10% 
Grays AuctioneersModern, Post-Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints on September 28th: 86.40% 
GuernseysGuernseys: Johnny Winter - The Auction on October 1st: 86.16% 
TooveysAntiquarian and Collectors Books on October 4th: 85.27% 
AderPost War and Contemporary Art - Prints on September 27th: 82.35% 
FreemansBooks, Maps and Manuscripts on September 30th: 82.24% 
ALDEAntiquarian and 19th Century Books on September 30th: 80.32% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys DES DEDUIZ DE LA CHASSE DES BESTES SAUVAIGES ET DES OYSEAUX DE PROYE. NOUUELLEMENT IMPRIMÉ À PARIS. on October 5th Actual price: USD $581,280.
  2. Christies Flag, 1987 on October 5th Actual price: USD $487,500.
  3. Sothebys LA VENERIE DE IAQUES DU FOUILLOUX ESCUYER, SEIGNEUR DUDIT LIEU, PAYS DE GASTINE, EN POITOU. DEDIÉE AU ROY TRESCHRESTIEN CHARLES NEUFIESME DE CE NOM. PLUSIEURS RECEPTES ET REMEDES POUR GUERIR LES CHIENS DE DIVERSES MALADIES. PLUS, L’ADOLESCENCE DE L’AUTHE on October 5th Actual price: USD $299,040.
  4. Christies Rayograph, 1922 on October 4th Actual price: USD $295,500.
  5. Christies El Capitan (Yosemite National Park), 1999 on October 4th Actual price: USD $187,500.
  6. Sothebys LA VÉNERIE… on October 5th Actual price: USD $127,008.
  7. Christies Parade – Hoboken, New Jersey, 1955 on October 4th Actual price: USD $125,000.
  8. Christies Jacqueline de profil à droite lithograph, 1958 on October 4th Actual price: USD $118,125.
  9. Christies Self Portrait with Whip, 1978 on October 5th Actual price: USD $106,250.
  10. Christies White Angel Bread Line, San Francisco, 1933 on October 4th Actual price: USD $106,250.
  11. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers Francoise sur fond gris, 1950 on September 30th Actual price: USD $106,250.
  12. Christies Ken Moody and Robert Sherman, 1984 on October 5th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  13. Christies Calla Lily, 1988 on October 5th Actual price: USD $93,750.
  14. Freemans The Federalist: A Collection of Essays, Written in Favour of the New Constitution [by Hamilton, Madison and Jay]. on September 30th Actual price: USD $93,750.
  15. Swann Galleries Eighteen Photographs on October 6th Actual price: USD $87,500.
  16. Christies Calla Lily, 1984 on October 5th Actual price: USD $75,000.
  17. Christies Untitled (Downtown Morton, Mississippi), c. 1970 on October 4th Actual price: USD $68,750.
  18. Robert Siegel Galleries 5c Red Brown (1). on October 5th Actual price: USD $63,250.
  19. Christies Golden Bird, c. 1920 on October 4th Actual price: USD $62,500.
  20. Christies Untitled #724-96, 1996 on October 4th Actual price: USD $60,000.
  21. Christies Cocoa Dress (Balenciaga), Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn, 1950 on October 5th Actual price: USD $56,250.
  22. Christies Yakusa, 1994 on October 5th Actual price: USD $56,250.
  23. Christies The Walk to Paradise Garden, 1946 on October 5th Actual price: USD $52,500.
  24. Christies Frozen Lake and Cliffs, Kaweah Gap, Sierra Nevada, California, 1932 on October 5th Actual price: USD $50,000.
  25. Freemans Book of Hours. Use of Rome. on September 30th Actual price: USD $47,500.


29 total sales reported this week:

Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Prints on October 7th: 95.56%
Sothebys. Photographs on October 7th: 65.71%
Grays Auctioneers. Modern, Post-Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints on September 28th: 86.40%
Morton Subastas. Books and Documents on September 27th: 38.16%
Swann Galleries. African-American Fine Art - Prints on October 6th: 77.46%
PBA Galleries. Fine Literature on October 6th: 74.17%
Robert Siegel Galleries. Peter Sharrer Collection of Postal Markings on October 5th: 100.00%
Sothebys. Bibliothèque cynégétique du Verne : Vénerie, fauconnerie, chasses on October 5th: 68.27%
Dallas Auction Gallery. The Fine Art Auction - Prints on October 5th: 100.00%
Purcell Auctioneers. Antiques and Collectables -Books and Prints on October 5th: 76.19%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Photographs on October 6th: 78.06%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps and Documents on October 5th: 87.63%
Christies. Photographs on October 5th: 62.18%
Christies. Leslie Waddington Collection - Prints on October 4th: 100.00%
Christies. Photographs: The Evening Sale on October 4th: 50.00%
Tooveys. Prints and Maps on October 5th: 73.30%
Tooveys. Antiquarian and Collectors Books on October 4th: 85.27%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on October 4th: 87.10%
Guernseys. Guernseys: Johnny Winter - The Auction on October 1st: 86.16%
Guernseys. Johnny Winter - The Auction on September 30th: 93.24%
Auctionata. Art of the 20th and 21st Century - Prints on September 30th: 30.00%
Freemans. Books, Maps and Manuscripts on September 30th: 82.24%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Ornithology - Books and Prints on September 30th: 56.85%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Fine Prints on September 30th: 72.04%
ALDE. Antiquarian and 19th Century Books on September 30th: 80.32%
Ader. Post War and Contemporary Art - Prints on September 27th: 82.35%
Ader. Photographies à Tout Prix ! on September 29th: 51.88%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 9/25 on October 2nd: 97.66%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 9/25 on October 2nd: 99.26%

23 sales are scheduled this week:


Mon. Oct. 10th
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . Continental - Prints and Books. 29 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 75 lots

Tue. Oct. 11th
Ader. PARIS. Vinyl and Memorabilia. 457 lots

Wed. Oct. 12th
Forum Auctions. London. Banksy Editions. 40 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 9/23. 918 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Illustration Art. 313 lots
Central Mass Auctions. Boston,. Moving Sale Worcester, MA Modern Fine Furnishings. 15 lots
JellyFishTree. Johannesburg. October Sale of Books. 110 lots

Thu. Oct. 13th
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Rare Books, Geography, Medicine, Science, Music, Politics. 738 lots
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Cape Town. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 10/6. 323 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Manuscripts, Incunables, Theology, Books on Art, Juridica. 500 lots

Fri. Oct. 14th
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. 75172 Pforzheim. Books. 3186 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Literature, Illustrated Books, Philosophy, Abecedaria. 383 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Modern Literature and Art Documentation, Design, Avantgarde. 289 lots

Sat. Oct. 15th
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. Automobilia. 107 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. The Marine Sale - Books and Prints. 48 lots
Gateway Gallery Auction. Chambersburg, PA . Matchbooks and Comic Books. 121 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Autograph Letters on Literature, Science, Art and Music. 894 lots
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. 75172 Pforzheim. Books, Autographs and Manuscripts, Antique Maps and Prints. 2843 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints. 144 lots

Sun. Oct. 16th
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints. 36 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 10/9.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 10/9.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Sotheby’s: English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations.<br>Online now through December 10
    <b>Sotheby’s, now to Dec. 10:</b> Adam Smith. <i>The Wealth of Nations</i>. First edition, 1776. £50,000 to £70,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, now to Dec. 10:</b> William Shakespeare. <i>Comedies, Histories, Tragedies</i>. 1632, the Second Folio. £70,000 to £100,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, now to Dec. 10:</b> The Saint Albans Chronicle.] <i>Here begynneth a shorte & a breue table on these cronycles.</i> Westminster : Wynkyn de Worde, 1497. £50,000 to £70,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s: English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations.<br>Online now through December 10
    <b>Sotheby’s, now to Dec. 10:</b> E.H. Shepherd. “A Very Grand Thing – The Trouble at Owl’s House”. Original ink and watercolour. £40,000 to £60,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, now to Dec. 10:</b> Charles Darwin. <i>On the Origin of Species</i>. First edition, 1859. £15,000 to £20,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, now to Dec. 10:</b> William Blake. <i>Illustrations of the Book of Job.</i> 1825 [but 1826]. £10,000 to £15,000.
  • <b>Leland Little: Important Single-Owner Collection Featuring Works by Andrew Wyeth. December 6, 2019</b>
    <b>Leland Little, Dec. 6:</b> Rembrandt van Rijn (Dutch, 1606–1669), <i>Bearded Man in a Velvet Cap with a Jewel Clasp,</i> 1637.
    <b>Leland Little, Dec. 6:</b> Rembrandt van Rijn (Dutch, 1606–1669), <i>Christ Before Pilate: Large Plate,</i> 1635-1636.
    <b>Leland Little, Dec. 6:</b> Andrew Wyeth (PA, 1917-2009), <i>Breakup</i> with bronze life casts of the artist's hands, 1994.
    <b>Leland Little, Dec. 6:</b> Andrew Wyeth (PA, 1917-2009), <i>In the Orchard</i> Study, 1972.
  • <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> ALBUM AMICORUM OF SCHELOMITH FLAUM. Autograph album containing drawings, autograph quotations and signatures from over 47 contributors, India, Europe, America, Israel and elsewhere, 1923–50. £40,000 to £60,000.
    <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> FLEMING, Ian (1908–1964). <i>Live and Let Die.</i> London: Jonathan Cape, 1954. £15,000 to £20,000.
    <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> HISTORY OF CINEMA. Animal Farm (1954), an animation archive from the Halas and Batchelor studios, [c.1954]. £20,000 to £30,000.
    <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> LE HAY, Jacques – [Charles de FERRIOL]. <i>Recueil de Cent Estampes representant differentes Nations du Levant...</i> Paris, 1714. [With:] <i>Explication des cents Estampes.</i> Paris, 1715. £25,000 to £35,000.
    <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> THE LAST JUDGEMENT, historiated initial 'A' on a leaf from an Antiphonal on vellum illuminated by Nikolaus Bertschi [Augsburg, first quarter 16th century]. £7,000 to £10,000.
    <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> VALTURIUS, Robertus (1413–1484). <i>De re militari.</i> [Verona:] Johannes Nicolai de Verona, 1472. £170,000 to £250,000.
  • <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>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> SHAKESPEARE, William. <i>Comedies, Histories and Tragedies. Published according to the true Originall Copies.</i> The second Impression. London, 1632. £120,000 to £180,000.
    <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> [GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang von (1749–1832)]. <i>Das Römische Carneval.</i> Berlin and Gotha, 1789. £20,000 to £30,000.
    <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> [SHAKESPEARE, William]. Manuscript part for a contemporary analogue to <i>Henry IV,</i> part I, n.p. [perhaps Oxford or London], n.d. [c.1580s – before c.1620]. £25,000 to £35,000.
    <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang von (1749–1832). <i>Faust. Ein Fragment... Ächte Ausgabe.</i> Leipzig: Georg Joachim Göschen, 1790. £3,000 to £5,000.
    <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> SHAKESPEARE, William. <i>The Tragedy of Hamlet Prince of Denmark. As it is now Acted at his Highness the Duke of York's Theatre.</i> London, 1683. £60,000 to £90,000.
    <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> [GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang von (1749–1832)]. <i>Die Leiden des jungen Werthers.</i> Leipzig: Weygand, 1774. £15,000 to £20,000.