• <center><b>Firsts Online Rare Book Fair<br> 27 November to 2 December<br><br> Presented by the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association</b>
  • <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 30th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>Latin and French Book of Hours, around 1490. Est: € 20,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br> P. Goos, <i>Le Grand Miroir de la Mer,</i> 1669. Est: € 25,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>L. Feininger, Letter with woodcuts, 1920. Est: € 25,000
    <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 30th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>Latin Bible manuscript, 12th century. Est: € 20,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>M. E. Bloch, <i>Naturgeschichte der Fische,</i> 1782-95. Est: € 40,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>M. Chagall, <i>Daphnis & Chloé,</i> 1961. Est: € 90,000
    <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 30th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>L. J. Waghenaer, <i>Speculum nauticum,</i> 1586. Est: € 180,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>P. J. de Pannemaeker, Collection of orig. watercolors, 1878-1887.<br>Est: € 25,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>G. Klimt, <i>Das Werk,</i> 1918.<br>Est: € 15,000
    <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 30th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br><i>Livro dos prestimonios,</i> Manuscript, 1665. Est: € 25,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>W. Kandinsky, <i>Klänge,</i> 1913.<br>Est: € 18,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>J. Miró in J. Cassou, <i>Vingt-deux poémes,</i> 1978. Est: € 8,000
  • <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><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.

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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><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>
  • <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.
  • <center><b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers<br>Christmas Rare Books<br>& Collectors’ Sale<br>9 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 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 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 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.