• <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> CLEMENS, SAMUEL L. <i>The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain.</i> Hartford: The American Publishing Company, 1876. $14,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> BATEMAN, JAMES. <i>The Orchidaceae of Mexico and Guatemala.</i> London: J. Ridgway & Sons for the author, [1837]-1843. $60,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> WHITMAN, WALT. <i>Leaves of Grass.</i> Brooklyn: [For the author by Andrew and James Rome,] 1855. $150,000 to $200,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> LEE, HARPER. Three “Seckatary Hawkins”-related books inscribed and signed by Harper Lee. $60,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> POE, EDGAR ALLAN. <i>The Raven.</i> New York: Wiley and Putnam, 1845. $120,000 to $180,000.
  • <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
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Currier & Ives, <i>The Mississippi in Time of Peace,</i> hand-colored lithograph, 1865. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Hartmann Schedel, <i>Liber Cronicarum...,</i> Nuremberg, 1493. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Claudius Ptolemaeus, <i>Geographicae Enarrationis Libri Octo,</i> Lyons, 1535. $20,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Thomas Jefferys, <i>The American Atlas,</i> London, 1776-77. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> John Speed, <i>A Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World,</i> 20 miniature maps, London, 1665. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> <i>Biblia Das ist: Die Gantze Heilige Schrifft Durch D. Martin Luther Verteutscht,</i> illustrated cartographic Bible, Basel, 1665. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Early Hawaiian-language school geography, Lahainaluna Seminary, 1840. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Cornelis de Jode, <i>Africae Vera Forma, et Situs,</i> Antwerp, 1593. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Maria Vincenzo Coronelli, <i>America Settentrionale Colle Nuove Scoperte Sin All Anno,</i> Venice, 1688. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Johann Christoph Volkamer, <i>Nürnbergische Hesperides,</i> Nuremberg, 1708-1714. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Johann Bayer, <i>Uranometria, Omnium Asterismorum Continens Schemata...,</i> 51 celestial charts, c. 1603. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Manuscript map of Commodore Perry’s Black Ship squadron at Edo Bay, with manuscript sketchbook, ink & watercolor, Japan, c. 1853. $2,500 to $3,500.
  • <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.

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25 Auctions Archived, 35 Sales Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday, October 22nd, 25 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 9 denominated in euros, 5 in English pounds, and 11 in US dollars.  Turnover was $14,427,742 as 6,572 lots were offered and 5,027 sold for a 76% success rate.

 

4 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

SothebysArts of the Islamic World on October 19th: $3,892,715 
PIASALibrary of Tissot Dupont - Part 2 on October 19th: $1,826,696 
BonhamsPrints and Multiples on October 18th: $1,510,557 
SothebysThe Library of an English Bibliophile, Part VI on October 20th: $1,345,684 

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

OSENATThe Empire at Fontainebleau on October 7th: 222.72% 
PIASAArt Nouveau Posters on October 17th: 138.26% 
Swann GalleriesEarly Printed, Medical, Scientific and Travel Books on October 18th: 130.72% 
SothebysArts of the Islamic World on October 19th: 126.82% 
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersAntiques and Interiors with Pictures: Prints on October 17th: 125.83% 
PIASALibrary of Tissot Dupont - Part 1 on October 18th: 112.91% 
ArtcurialPrints and Illustrated Books on October 17th: 108.59% 
PIASALibrary of Tissot Dupont - Part 2 on October 19th: 108.35% 


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

National Book AuctionsBooks, Art and Ephemera - Polar, West, Americana, Sendak etc on October 8th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 10/9 on October 16th: 100.00% 
Swann GalleriesEarly Printed, Medical, Scientific and Travel Books on October 18th: 97.91% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 10/9 on October 16th: 97.55% 
Doyle New YorkPrints and Multiples on October 18th: 89.91% 
Heritage AuctionsManuscripts on October 20th: 85.49% 
Clars Auction GalleryPrints on October 15th: 81.25% 
 
 
Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys Kulliyat, signed by Na’im al-Din al-Katib,  on October 19th Actual price: USD $577,060.
  2. Sothebys UNRECORDED AUTOGRAPH SKETCH-LEAF FOR THE FIFTH PIANO CONCERTO IN E FLAT MAJOR, OP.73 ("EMPEROR"), DEDICATED TO THE ARCHDUKE RUDOLF, CONTAINING THEMES AND IDEAS FOR THE MAIN MATERIAL OF THE FIRST AND LAST MOVEMENTS on October 20th Actual price: USD $459,940.
  3. Heritage Auctions Georg Wittig Nobel Prize Medal in Chemistry Received in 1979, Together with Four Additional Medals. on October 20th Actual price: USD $274,000.
  4. Sothebys A compendium containing astrological and talismanic treatises and tracts mostly by Abu Ma’shar al-Balki (d.886 AD) and including numerous tables, signed by Mufaddal ibn Haydar and Mas’ud ibn As’ad,  on October 19th Actual price: USD $254,980.
  5. Sothebys A fine illuminated Qur'an, copied by Suleyman al-Uskudari, on October 19th Actual price: USD $240,340.
  6. PIASA Gamiani ou Une Nuit d'excès on October 19th Actual price: USD $226,698.
  7. Sothebys An illuminated muraqqa' of Ka'b ibn Zubayr's Qasida al-Burda, signed by Mustafa Izzet, on October 19th Actual price: USD $218,380.
  8. Sothebys A large illuminated firman bearing the tughra of Sultan Mehmed IV (r.1648-87) on October 19th Actual price: USD $211,060.
  9. Sothebys Abu ‘Abdallah Muhammad ibn Isma’il ibn Ibrahim al-Bukhari al-Ju’fi (d.870 AD) on October 19th Actual price: USD $196,420.
  10. Sothebys Prayers for the seven days of the week, signed by Ahmad Karahisari (d. circa 1556), on October 19th Actual price: USD $167,140.
  11. PIASA [Theuerdank]. Die Geuerlicheiten und Einsteils der Geschichten des loblichen streyt paren und hochberumbten helds und Ritters herr Tewrdannckhs on October 19th Actual price: USD $134,299.
  12. Sothebys Kitab al-taqsim wa al-tashjir, a treatise on medicine, signed by Sa’ad ibn Sa’id ibn Lutfallah ibn Sa’ad al-Katib al-Misri,  on October 19th Actual price: USD $109,800.
  13. Bonhams Reverie, from 11 Pop Artists, Vol. II on October 18th Actual price: USD $106,250.
  14. Sothebys the six books of the Mathnawi, on October 19th Actual price: USD $99,125.
  15. Sothebys LES TROIS MOUSQUETAIRES. on October 20th Actual price: USD $88,450.
  16. Swann Galleries 19 folding engraved plates. on October 18th Actual price: USD $87,500.
  17. Sothebys An illuminated Qur'an juz' (IV) on October 19th Actual price: USD $83,875.
  18. PIASA Fables choisies mises en vers par Jean de La Fontaine on October 19th Actual price: USD $82,819.
  19. Bonhams Corrida on October 18th Actual price: USD $81,250.
  20. Heritage Auctions Abraham Lincoln Carte de Visite by Mathew Brady Signed "A. Lincoln." 2.5" x 4". on October 20th Actual price: USD $81,250.
  21. Sothebys A large illuminated Qur'an, copied by Muhammad Reza ibn Muhammad Taqi al-Tabrizi, dedicated to Samsam al-Daulah Khan-e Dauran, on October 19th Actual price: USD $76,250.
  22. Sothebys Majmu'a, a scientific, astronomical and mathematical compendium of eleven works, dedicated to the Artuqid ruler Abu’l-Harith ibn Qara Arsalan ibn Artuq, on October 19th Actual price: USD $73,200.
  23. PIASA Les Français peints par eux-mêmes. Encyclopédie morale du XIXe siècle on October 18th Actual price: USD $68,926.
  24. Sothebys Guy va Chawgan (also known as Hal-nameh) on October 19th Actual price: USD $68,625.
  25. PIASA Liber chronicarum cum figuris et ymaginibus ab initio mundi on October 19th Actual price: USD $68,299.



25 total sales reported this week:

Ader. Vinyl and Memorabilia on October 11th: 36.98%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Fine Photographs on October 20th: 35.88%
Sothebys. The Library of an English Bibliophile, Part VI on October 20th: 72.50%
PIASA. Library of Tissot Dupont - Part 2 on October 19th: 76.17%
Bonhams. The Sporting Sale on October 19th: 73.47%
Sothebys. Arts of the Islamic World on October 19th: 66.67%
Swann Galleries. Early Printed, Medical, Scientific and Travel Books on October 18th: 97.91%
Bonhams. Prints and Multiples on October 18th: 79.07%
Dorotheum . Automobilia on October 18th: 75.45%
Doyle New York. Prints and Multiples on October 18th: 89.91%
PIASA. Library of Tissot Dupont - Part 1 on October 18th: 76.79%
Artcurial. Prints and Illustrated Books on October 17th: 61.70%
PIASA. Art Nouveau Posters on October 17th: 67.31%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Antiques and Interiors with Pictures: Prints on October 17th: 32.26%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on October 18th: 76.47%
Clars Auction Gallery. Prints on October 16th: 69.44%
Clars Auction Gallery. Prints on October 15th: 81.25%
OSENAT. Automobilia on October 15th: 59.81%
Eldreds. The Marine Sale - Books and Prints on October 15th: 75.00%
OSENAT. The Empire at Fontainebleau on October 7th: 75.68%
RR Auction. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 9/23 on October 12th: 62.64%
National Book Auctions. Books, Art and Ephemera - Polar, West, Americana, Sendak etc on October 8th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Manuscripts on October 20th: 85.49%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 10/9 on October 16th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 10/9 on October 16th: 97.55%


For the week ahead 35 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Oct. 24th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 89 lots

Tue. Oct. 25th
Bonhams. New York. Photographs. 90 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Interiors - Prints. 24 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Fine and Vernacular Prints. 419 lots
Northeast Auctions. Portsmouth. Fall Portsmouth Auction - Prints, Books. 39 lots
Archives International Auctions. FORT LEE,. U.S. & Worldwide Scripophily, Banknotes & Security Printing Ephemera. 1013 lots
Quagga Rare Books and Art. Stellenbosch. Photographs and Photobooks - Part 1 - Internet bidstart 10/18. 72 lots
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Books and Manuscripts. 353 lots

Wed. Oct. 26th
Sothebys. London. Collections - Prints, Books. 5 lots
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . Fine Art - Prints. 37 lots
Sothebys. New York. Selections from the Fox Pointe Manor Library. 319 lots
Christies. New York. Old Masters - Prints. 10 lots
Purcell Auctioneers. Birr. Books. 518 lots

Thu. Oct. 27th
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Books and Works on Paper. 208 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Travel, Natural History and Colour Plate Books. 190 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Rare and Important Travel Posters. 222 lots
Christies. London -South Kensington. First Open | Editions. 136 lots
Heritage Auctions. New York. Photographs. 738 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Post War and Contemporary Art - Prints. 55 lots
Brunk Auctions. Asheville, NC . Prints - Online - Internet Bidstart 10/13. 59 lots
Forum Auctions in Italy. Roma. Rare Books. 405 lots
One Of Kind Collectibles. Coral Gables. Autographs,& Manuscripts and Sports. 367 lots
Sothebys. New York. Prints and Multiples. 352 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. The Edgar Rice Burroughs Collection of Roy and Dela White Internet Rare Books and Autographs. 505 lots

Fri. Oct. 28th
Eldreds. East Dennis,. The Rosenthal Collection. 13 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. East Anglian Sale - Books. 178 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Prints, Books. 37 lots

Sat. Oct. 29th
Gateway Gallery Auction. Chambersburg, PA . Sports Cards and Memorabilia. 361 lots
Aspire Auctions. Cleveland. Fine Art - Prints, Online bistart 10/21. 28 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Fine and Decorative Arts - Prints. 19 lots
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. The Magic Collection of David Baldwin. 144 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Prints, Books, Maps. 21 lots

Sun. Oct. 30th
Skinner. Boston. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 544 lots
Alexander Historical Auctions. Chesapeake City. Fall Autograph Auction 2016.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 10/23.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 10/23.

Bruce McKinney

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>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>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>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
  • <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.
  • <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Churchill (Winston) & Others. 1944 Commonwealth Prime Ministers’ Conference, 27 April 1944. £8,000 to £12,000.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Joyce (James). <i>Ulysses.</i> First English edition, 1922. £800 to £1,200.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Belzoni (Giovanni Battista). <i>Plates Illustrated of the Researches and Operations...in Egypt and Nubia,</i> FIRST EDITION, 1821-1822. £14,375 inc Buyers Premium.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Astor (John Jacob). A collection of rare letters, 9 January 1812- 4 September 1837. £26,000 inc Buyers Premium.
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