• <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.
  • <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>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.

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53 Auctions Archived, 42 Sales Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday, November 12th, 53 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Database; 18 denominated in euros, 12 in British pounds, 2 in Mexican pesos, and 21 in US dollars.  Turnover was $35,146,188 as 21,678 lots were offered and 14,518 sold for a slim 67% success rate.  In the aftermath of the Trump victory we saw bond yields surge and auction outcomes decline.  The boat should soon steady for under the Trump plan income taxes will be reduced and inheritance taxes eliminated.  The wealthiest citizens, that broadly support the high end of the book, manuscript, map and ephemera, will have plenty of money to spend.  The problem will be where the market is softest now, from the mid-level down.

10 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

ChristiesPrints and Multiples on November 2nd: $10,367,188 
Pierre Berge and AssociesThe Library of Pierre Berge - Part 2 on November 8th: $2,957,558 
Pierre Berge and AssociesTheLibrary of Pierre Berge - Part 2, Day 2 on November 9th: $2,351,357 
ChristiesPhotographs on November 10th: $2,255,074 
SothebysChina in Print and on Paper on November 7th: $2,193,367 
SkinnerFine Books and Manuscripts on October 30th: $1,611,029 
SothebysPhotographs on November 10th: $1,386,371 
RR AuctionSpace and Aviation - Internet bidstart 10/13 on October 20th: $1,234,426 
BonhamsFine Books and Manuscripts on November 9th: $1,086,184 
Heritage AuctionsEntertainment & Music Memorabilia Signature Auction on November 12th: $1,040,280 

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

SothebysBowie/Collector Part II: Modern and Contemporary Art, Day Auction on November 11th: 333.41% 
Bearnes Hampton and LittlewoodAntiquarian Books on September 21st: 142.00% 
SothebysChina in Print and on Paper on November 7th: 133.60% 
Potomack CompanyNovember Presidential & Political Auction. on November 5th: 131.42% 
BonhamsFine Books and Manuscripts on November 9th: 118.77% 
Bearnes Hampton and LittlewoodBooks, Maps, Prints on March 23rd: 115.64% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsMotoring Literature, Early Cycling, Automobilia, Maritime & Models on November 10th: 111.90% 
Binoche et GiquelloAncient and Modern Books on October 19th: 110.67% 
OSENATAutomobilia on November 6th: 104.90% 


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

SothebysBowie/Collector Part II: Modern and Contemporary Art, Day Auction on November 11th: 100.00% 
Alaska AuctionPrints, Books on October 28th: 100.00% 
Alaska AuctionPrints, Books, Maps on October 29th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 10/30 on November 6th: 99.57% 
Heritage AuctionsSpace Exploration on November 11th: 98.28% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 10/30 on November 6th: 97.77% 
Vermot de PasComic Strips, Albums, Original Boards, Japanese Objects & Animation - Day 1 on November 5th: 96.65% 
Vermot de PasComic Strips, Albums, Original Boards, Japanese Objects & Animation - Day 2 on November 6th: 96.59% 
OSENATAutomobilia on November 6th: 95.83% 
Dirk Soulis AuctionsPaintings, Lithographs, Etchings and Woodcuts Featuring Part I of the Robert Hudson Collection on September 23rd: 91.35% 
Bearnes Hampton and LittlewoodAntiquarian Books on September 21st: 90.52% 
Alaska AuctionPrints, Books and Posters on October 7th: 88.24% 
Case Antiques, Inc.Maps and Books - including Charles and Ann Wells Collection Part 1 on October 22nd: 87.67% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on November 8th: 87.50% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsMotoring Literature, Early Cycling, Automobilia, Maritime & Models on November 10th: 86.37% 
Arader GalleriesFine Prints, including Audubon Prints from "Birds of America" on November 5th: 83.41% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsMilitary and Aviation History on November 11th: 83.17% 
BonhamsFine Books and Manuscripts on November 9th: 82.40% 
John McInnis AuctioneersNovember Fine Arts Sale - Prints on November 4th: 82.22% 
SkinnerFine Books and Manuscripts on October 30th: 81.99% 
Swann Galleries19th and 20th Century Literature on November 10th: 81.91% 
BonhamsAutomobilia on November 4th: 80.00% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Christies Mao on November 2nd Actual price: USD $1,207,500.
  2. Pierre Berge and Associes Les Noces d'Hérodiade. Mystère on November 9th Actual price: USD $640,615.
  3. Sothebys ??????????. TAISHANG XUANLING BEIDOU YANSHENG BENMING ZHENJING. [THE AUTHENTIC SCRIPTURE OF THE NATAL DESTINY OF THE NORTHERN DIPPER FOR EXTENDING LIFE [AS REVEALED BY] THE MYSTERIOUS SPIRIT OF THE MOST HIGH]. on November 7th Actual price: USD $601,400.
  4. Pierre Berge and Associes Par les champs et les grèves (Voyage en Bretagne) on November 8th Actual price: USD $586,289.
  5. Christies Cowboys and Indians on November 2nd Actual price: USD $403,500.
  6. Sothebys ????????. DA QING WANNIAN YITONG TIANXIA QUANTU. [COMPLETE MAP OF THE GREAT QING'S TEN-THOUSAND-YEAR UNIFIED [REALM OF] ALL UNDER HEAVEN]. on November 7th Actual price: USD $333,560.
  7. Sothebys MÄNNERBILDNIS on November 11th Actual price: USD $323,820.
  8. Christies La Danse au Moulin Rouge on November 2nd Actual price: USD $295,500.
  9. Christies Untitled on November 2nd Actual price: USD $283,500.
  10. Christies Rome on November 10th Actual price: USD $277,405.
  11. Christies Moonwalk on November 2nd Actual price: USD $247,500.
  12. Christies Muhammad Ali on November 2nd Actual price: USD $247,500.
  13. Christies La Femme à la Fenêtre on November 2nd Actual price: USD $211,500.
  14. Pierre Berge and Associes Madame Bovary. Moeurs de province on November 8th Actual price: USD $207,502.
  15. Christies Andy Mouse: one plate on November 2nd Actual price: USD $205,500.
  16. Christies Mouth (for L'Oreal) on November 10th Actual price: USD $205,465.
  17. Christies $ (9): one plate on November 2nd Actual price: USD $199,500.
  18. Sothebys MONT ATHOS, COUVENTS GRECS, TURQUIE, 1853 on November 10th Actual price: USD $199,470.
  19. Pierre Berge and Associes Les Fleurs du Mal on November 9th Actual price: USD $187,616.
  20. Christies Untitled on November 2nd Actual price: USD $187,500.
  21. Christies Marilyn: one plate on November 2nd Actual price: USD $187,500.
  22. Arader Galleries Roseate Spoonbill, Plate 321. on November 5th Actual price: USD $176,900.
  23. Christies Retrospect on November 2nd Actual price: USD $168,750.
  24. Bonhams Cosmographia translated from Greek into Latin by Jacobus Angelus; edited by Nicolaus Germanus, on November 9th Actual price: USD $165,060.
  25. Christies Two Nudes, from Nudes Series on November 2nd Actual price: USD $162,500.


53 total sales reported this week:

Christies. Prints and Multiples on November 2nd: 76.96%
Christies. Photographs on November 10th: 53.66%
Pierre Berge and Associes. TheLibrary of Pierre Berge - Part 2, Day 2 on November 9th: 74.35%
Pierre Berge and Associes. The Library of Pierre Berge - Part 2 on November 8th: 70.27%
Sothebys. Bowie/Collector Part II: Modern and Contemporary Art, Day Auction on November 11th: 100.00%
Sothebys. Photographs on November 10th: 49.51%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Military and Aviation History on November 11th: 83.17%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Motoring Literature, Early Cycling, Automobilia, Maritime & Models on November 10th: 86.37%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Books, Maps and Documents on November 9th: 78.19%
Bonhams. Fine Books and Manuscripts on November 9th: 82.40%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Modern and Contemporary Editions on November 9th: 62.11%
Swann Galleries. 19th and 20th Century Literature on November 10th: 81.91%
Heritage Auctions. Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Signature Auction on November 12th: 70.48%
Neret Minet and Tessier. Posters on April 29th: 60.62%
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Paintings, Lithographs, Etchings and Woodcuts Featuring Part I of the Robert Hudson Collection on September 23rd: 91.35%
Case Antiques, Inc.. Maps and Books - including Charles and Ann Wells Collection Part 1 on October 22nd: 87.67%
Binoche et Giquello. Books, Prints on January 15th: 60.53%
Binoche et Giquello. Ancient and Modern Books on October 19th: 68.29%
Christies. First Open | Editions on October 27th: 66.18%
Michaans Auctions. October Estate Sale - Prints and Books on October 8th: 33.33%
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Prints on October 4th: 16.67%
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Books, Maps, Prints on March 23rd: 69.76%
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Antiquarian Books on September 21st: 90.52%
ALDE. Antiquarian Books of the XIXth Century on October 1st: 0.00%
RR Auction. Space and Aviation - Internet bidstart 10/13 on October 20th: 67.70%
PBA Galleries. Americana and the National Parks on October 20th: 61.25%
Alaska Auction. Prints, Books, Maps on October 29th: 100.00%
Alaska Auction. Prints, Books on October 28th: 100.00%
Alaska Auction. Prints, Books and Posters on October 7th: 88.24%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on September 28th: 62.50%
Marc van de Wiele Auctions. Antiquarian Books on October 8th: 75.81%
Morton Subastas. Books and Manuscripts on October 25th: 35.13%
Morton Subastas. Auction Opportunities - Prints on October 8th: 55.56%
Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions. Antiquarian Books on October 18th: 67.56%
Heritage Auctions. Space Exploration on November 11th: 98.28%
Old World Auctions. Antique Maps, Globes, Charts, Atlases & Vintage Graphics - online bidstart 8/31 on September 14th: 77.81%
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. Books, Autographs and Manuscripts, Antique Maps and Prints on October 15th: 40.98%
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. Books on October 14th: 52.04%
Sothebys. China in Print and on Paper on November 7th: 76.05%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on November 8th: 87.50%
Vermot de Pas. Comic Strips, Albums, Original Boards, Japanese Objects & Animation - Day 2 on November 6th: 96.59%
Vermot de Pas. Comic Strips, Albums, Original Boards, Japanese Objects & Animation - Day 1 on November 5th: 96.65%
Potomack Company. November Presidential & Political Auction. on November 5th: 76.06%
OSENAT. Automobilia on November 6th: 95.83%
Bonhams. Automobilia on November 4th: 80.00%
John McInnis Auctioneers. November Fine Arts Sale - Prints on November 4th: 82.22%
Binoche et Giquello. ANCIENT AND MODERN PRINTS - MAPS on November 4th: 67.28%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 10/30 on November 6th: 97.77%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 10/30 on November 6th: 99.57%
Archives International Auctions. U.S. & Worldwide Scripophily, Banknotes & Security Printing Ephemera on October 25th: 51.53%
Archives International Auctions. U.S. & Worldwide Scripophily, Banknotes & Security Printing Ephemera on October 22nd: 55.91%
Skinner. Fine Books and Manuscripts on October 30th: 81.99%
Arader Galleries. Fine Prints, including Audubon Prints from "Birds of America" on November 5th: 83.41%


For the week ahead 42 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Nov. 14th
ALDE. Paris. Original Bindings and Modern Illustrated Books. 169 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 74 lots

Tue. Nov. 15th
Burgersdijk and Niermans. Leiden. Rare Books. 1283 lots
Artcurial. Paris. Alfred de Vigny Collection - Books and Manuscripts. 146 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Important Books, Western Manuscripts and Works on Paper - Day 1. 133 lots
Reiss & Sohn . Konigstein . Rare Books. 1904 lots
Sothebys. London. Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History. 220 lots
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Rare and Important Items. 166 lots
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . Books and Manuscripts. 221 lots
ALDE. Paris. Original Bindings and Modern Illustrated Books - Day 2. 140 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Contemporary Art. 270 lots

Wed. Nov. 16th
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. LIBRARY OF NORMAN CASTLE, TRAVEL BOOKS. 232 lots
Bonhams. London. Prints and Multiples. 103 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Important Books, Western Manuscripts and Works on Paper - Day 2. 158 lots
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Exeter. Sporting and Collector's Sale - Books and Ephemera. 107 lots
Old World Auctions. Glen Allen. Maps and Atlases - Internet bidstart 11/2. 845 lots
Heritage Auctions. Beverly Hills. Biblical Archaeology & Related Objects. 62 lots

Thu. Nov. 17th
Heritage Auctions. Beverly Hills. Comics. 1526 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Printed & Manuscript Americana. 376 lots
PIASA. Paris. Editions : prints, illustrated books, multiples. 168 lots
Charlton Hall. West Columbia, SC. Fall Auction. 45 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Books and Manuscripts. 284 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Music and Entertainment - Internet bidstart 11/10. 427 lots
Alexander Historical Auctions. Chesapeake City. Asian Manuscripts, Propaganda & Antiques.
Potomack Company. Alexandria. Alexander Calder Works, From a Friend's Collection. 4 lots

Fri. Nov. 18th
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Books & Works on Paper, inc. Literature,Children’s & Illustrated Books. 326 lots
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Posters. 339 lots
Artcurial. Paris. Comic Strips. 333 lots
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. American History. 476 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Fall Americana and Paintings. 93 lots
Christian Hesse Auktionen. Hamburg. Rare Books - Day 1. 321 lots
Thomaston Place Auction Galleries. Thomaston. Auction Weekend Day 1 - Collector's Choice. 29 lots

Sat. Nov. 19th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters. 918 lots
Brunk Auctions. Asheville, NC . Books, Prints. 33 lots
Christies. Paris. Comic Strips. 210 lots
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. Empire at Fontainebleau. 233 lots
Artcurial. Paris. The World of Herge - Tintin's Creator. 118 lots
Thomaston Place Auction Galleries. Thomaston. Auction Weekend Day 2 - Fine Art & Antiques. 42 lots
Christian Hesse Auktionen. Hamburg. Rare Books - Day 2. 730 lots
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. 16th Century, Children's, Emblem.

Sun. Nov. 20th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 11/13.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 11/13.
Thomaston Place Auction Galleries. Thomaston. Weekend Auction Day 3 - Fine Art & Antiques. 74 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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>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>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.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Rowling (J.K.) <i>Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone,</i> FIRST EDITION, first issue, 1997. £27,500 inc Buyers Premium.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Royal Family. Photograph of Queen Elizabeth, George VI, Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret, signed, 1946. £3,640 inc Buyers Premium.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Collodi (Carlo). <i>Le avventure di Pinocchio. Storia di un burattino,</i> FIRST EDITION, 1883. £8,401 inc Buyers Premium.
  • <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.