• <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>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> 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>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.

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41 Auctions Archived, 44 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday, December 3rd, 41 sales were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 14 denominated in euros, 9 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 17 in US dollars. Turnover was $21,104,678 as 11,093 lots were offered and 7,470 sold for a 67% success rate.

4 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

SothebysMusic and Continental Books and Manuscripts on November 29th: $7,392,896 
ChristiesValuable Printed Books and Manuscripts on December 1st: $3,276,094 
ChristiesGiancarlo Bettrame Library of Science Books, Part 2 on November 30th: $1,182,350 
Ketterer Kunst DoerlingRare Books Day 2 on November 22nd: $1,038,995 

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

Neret Minet and TessierComic Strips on November 26th: 170.54% 
Christian Hesse AuktionenRare Books - Day 1 on November 18th: 143.89% 
Ketterer Kunst DoerlingRare Books - Evening Sale on November 21st: 128.41% 
OSENATEmpire at Fontainebleau on November 19th: 113.40% 
Rago Arts and AuctionsAdriana Williams Collection - Fine Art Prints on November 5th: 104.78% 


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

Dirk Soulis AuctionsThanksgiving Weekend Sale - Prints on November 25th: 100.00% 
Alaska AuctionPrints on November 19th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 11/20 on November 27th: 99.77% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 11/20 on November 27th: 95.23% 
Forum AuctionsImportant Books, Western Manuscripts and Works on Paper - Day 2 on November 16th: 91.77% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersFine Prints and Photographs on November 18th: 90.91% 
Rago Arts and Auctions19th and 20th Century Art - Prints on November 5th: 88.89% 
Christian Hesse AuktionenRare Books - Day 1 on November 18th: 86.29% 
Ketterer Kunst DoerlingRare Books - Evening Sale on November 21st: 84.25% 
Swann GalleriesArt, Press & Illustrated Books on December 1st: 83.20% 
Neret Minet and TessierComic Strips on November 26th: 82.30% 
Grays AuctioneersThe Chicago World's Fair, Columbian Exposition 1893 - Prints, Books on November 21st: 82.00% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on November 29th: 80.36% 
 
 
Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys THE AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF THE SECOND SYMPHONY ("THE RESURRECTION"), THE COMPLETE WORK IN FIVE MOVEMENTS on November 29th Actual price: USD $5,682,813.
  2. Christies LITERATURE OF THE HEROIC AGE on December 1st Actual price: USD $846,250.
  3. Sothebys AUTOGRAPH WORKING MANUSCRIPT OF THE OPENING OF THE FIRST BALLADE IN G MINOR OP.23 on November 29th Actual price: USD $250,000.
  4. Sothebys THE ORIGINAL AUTOGRAPH COMPOSITION DRAFT OF THE CHORUS "AUFERSTEH’N!" [RESURRECTION CHORALE], FROM THE FINALE OF THE SECOND SYMPHONY IN C MINOR on November 29th Actual price: USD $234,375.
  5. Romantic Agony Book and Print Auctions Graduale on November 26th Actual price: USD $212,000.
  6. Christies [Lunar Planispheres. on December 1st Actual price: USD $156,250.
  7. Christies Etymologiae on December 1st Actual price: USD $140,625.
  8. Forum Auctions Viaggio in Oriente, Florence, autograph manuscript, 1385-92. on November 15th Actual price: USD $132,813.
  9. Christies [MEMORIAL:] Señor. Capitan Pedro Fernandez de Quiros. V[uestra] Magestad me mandó despachar dos vezes, la segunda a mi satisfacion … on December 1st Actual price: USD $125,000.
  10. Christies MADONNA AND CHILD, initial ‘S’ on a cutting from an illuminated Antiphonal on vellum on December 1st Actual price: USD $125,000.
  11. Christies ALEXANDER MAGNUS -- Historia Alexandri Magni, in German: Hienach volget die histori von dem grossen Alexander wie die Eusebius beschriben hat. on December 1st Actual price: USD $121,875.
  12. Forum Auctions Book of Hours, use of Rome Illuminated manuscript on vellum, on November 15th Actual price: USD $104,688.
  13. Christies The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy. on December 1st Actual price: USD $85,938.
  14. Sothebys AUTOGRAPH WORKING MANUSCRIPT SIGNED ("RICHARD STRAUSS") OF THE ERSTE WALZERFOLGE AUS DER ROSENKAVALIER, A CONCERT SUITE OF WALTZES FROM STRAUSS'S MOST FAMOUS OPERA, on November 29th Actual price: USD $85,938.
  15. Christies De Ludo Scachorum, in German: Schachzabelbuch. on December 1st Actual price: USD $78,125.
  16. Ketterer Kunst Doerling Erster (und zweyter) Beytrag zur Naturgeschichte der vierfüßigen Thiere. on November 21st Actual price: USD $76,320.
  17. Neret Minet and Tessier "Un Numéro de Tapis". on November 26th Actual price: USD $72,875.
  18. Ketterer Kunst Doerling Eaux-fortes originales. on November 21st Actual price: USD $64,872.
  19. Christies Biblia Sacra vulgatae editionis. on December 1st Actual price: USD $62,500.
  20. Swann Galleries Das Werk von Gustav Klimt. on December 1st Actual price: USD $60,000.
  21. Christies MOSES PREACHING TO THE ISRAELITES, historiated initial ‘D’ from a choirbook, illuminated manuscript on vellum on December 1st Actual price: USD $59,375.
  22. Sothebys AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF ["...EXPLOSANTE-FIXE..."], FOR SOLO FLUTE, SIGNED AND INSCRIBED TO CAROL AND BOB FRANKEL on November 29th Actual price: USD $59,375.
  23. Christies Supplementum Summae Pisanellae.- ASTESANUS DE AST (fl. 1st half of 14th century) on December 1st Actual price: USD $53,125.
  24. Sothebys GEOGRAPHIA [TRANSLATED BY GUARINUS VERONENSIS AND GREGORIUS TIPHERNAS; EDITED BY JOANNES ANDREAE, BISHOP OF ALERIA]. [VENICE]: VINDELINUS DE SPIRA, 1472 on November 29th Actual price: USD $53,125.
  25. Christies Speculum aureum decem praeceptorum. on December 1st Actual price: USD $46,875.



41 total sales reported this week:

Swann Galleries. Art, Press & Illustrated Books on December 1st: 83.20%
PBA Galleries. Fine Books with Children's Literature, Art and Illustrated on December 1st: 72.91%
Christies. Valuable Printed Books and Manuscripts on December 1st: 71.52%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Autographs, Memorabilia and Vintage Posters on December 1st: 67.51%
Grays Auctioneers. The Chicago World's Fair, Columbian Exposition 1893 - Prints, Books on November 21st: 82.00%
Tooveys. Prints on November 30th: 63.64%
Morton Subastas. Books and Documents on November 30th: 28.16%
Neret Minet and Tessier. Comic Strips on November 26th: 82.30%
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Thanksgiving Weekend Sale - Prints on November 25th: 100.00%
Auctionata. Selected Works by Dieter Blum on November 26th: 4.55%
Bonhams. Prints and Multiples on November 30th: 63.31%
Sothebys. Music and Continental Books and Manuscripts on November 29th: 66.22%
Christies. Giancarlo Bettrame Library of Science Books, Part 2 on November 30th: 61.68%
Dorotheum . Autographs on November 28th: 62.80%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on November 29th: 80.36%
Galerie Bassenge. Art - Prints on November 24th: 57.60%
Rago Arts and Auctions. Post War and Contemporary Art - Prints on November 5th: 74.77%
Rago Arts and Auctions. Adriana Williams Collection - Fine Art Prints on November 5th: 72.73%
Rago Arts and Auctions. 19th and 20th Century Art - Prints on November 5th: 88.89%
Pandolfini. OLD MASTER AND MODERN PRINTS AND DRAWINGS - OLD AND RARE BOOKS on November 22nd: 55.38%
RJM Autographs and Antiques. Distinguished Historical Documents, Letters on November 3rd: 11.88%
Christian Hesse Auktionen. Rare Books - Day 2 on November 19th: 64.25%
Christian Hesse Auktionen. Rare Books - Day 1 on November 18th: 86.29%
OSENAT. Empire at Fontainebleau on November 19th: 71.24%
Rossini. Prints, etc. on November 24th: 30.23%
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH. Prints and Photographs on November 25th: 37.56%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Fine Sale - Books on November 24th: 75.96%
Romantic Agony Book and Print Auctions. Antiquarian Books on November 26th: 66.43%
Ketterer Kunst Doerling. Rare Books Day 2 on November 22nd: 59.65%
Ketterer Kunst Doerling. Rare Books - Evening Sale on November 21st: 84.25%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Fine Prints and Photographs on November 18th: 90.91%
Alaska Auction. Prints on November 19th: 100.00%
Alaska Auction. Prints on November 18th: 50.00%
Potomack Company. Alexander Calder Works, From a Friend's Collection on November 17th: 50.00%
Forum Auctions. Important Books, Western Manuscripts and Works on Paper - Day 2 on November 16th: 91.77%
Forum Auctions. Important Books, Western Manuscripts and Works on Paper - Day 1 on November 15th: 73.68%
Thomaston Place Auction Galleries. Weekend Auction Day 3 - Fine Art & Antiques on November 20th: 73.33%
Thomaston Place Auction Galleries. Auction Weekend Day 2 - Fine Art & Antiques on November 19th: 47.62%
Thomaston Place Auction Galleries. Auction Weekend Day 1 - Collector's Choice on November 18th: 58.62%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 11/20 on November 27th: 99.77%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 11/20 on November 27th: 95.23%


For the week ahead 44 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Dec. 5th
Forum Auctions. London. Editions and Works on Paper. 140 lots
Christies. Paris. LIVRES RARES ET MANUSCRITS DU XVE AU XXE SIÈCLES. 107 lots
Pandolfini. Florence . Modern and Contemporary Works of Art - Prints. 22 lots
Sothebys. New York. The Bible Collection of Dr. Charles Caldwell Ryrie. 195 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Editions. 65 lots
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . December Auction - Americana. 20 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 90 lots

Tue. Dec. 6th
Sothebys. London. Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts. 71 lots
Bonhams. New York. Modern and Contemporary Prints and Multiples. 123 lots
Sothebys. New York. Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including Americana. 162 lots
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Exeter. Antiques, Interiors, Collectibles - Books, Prints. 17 lots
Potomack Company. Alexandria. December 6 Holiday Online Auction. 15 lots

Wed. Dec. 7th
Bonhams. London. December Sale - Automobilia. 24 lots
ALDE. Paris. Antiquarian and 19th Century Books. 207 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Western Manuscripts and Miniatures. 123 lots
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. ANCIENT AND MODERN BOOKS RARE AND PRECIOUS. 118 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Collectibles and Rarities. 30 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Autographs and Artifacts - Internet bidstart 11/18. 813 lots
Bonhams. New York. History of Science and Technology. 97 lots
Bonhams. New York. Voices of the 20th Century. 307 lots
Ader. PARIS. Ancient and Modern Prints. 292 lots

Thu. Dec. 8th
Swann Galleries. New York. Maps and Atlases, Natural History and Color Plate Books. 401 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Collectors Sale: Books and Works on Paper.
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Miniature Books: Rico Onuma Memorial Auction from Lilliput Oval Saloon, Owned by Kazushige Onuma, To. 454 lots
Vermot de Pas. Paris. NASA Photographs. 156 lots
ALDE. Paris. Antiquarian Books of the XIXth Century. 154 lots

Fri. Dec. 9th
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. Philippe Zoummeroff. 344 lots
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH. Berlin-Schoneberg. Books, Prints. 475 lots
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. Animation and Disneyana.
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Western Americana - Day 1. 397 lots

Sat. Dec. 10th
Alexander Historical Auctions. Chesapeake City. Revolutionary War. 311 lots
Aspire Auctions. Cleveland. Fine Art - Prints - Internet Bidstart 12/2. 32 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Animation Art. 878 lots
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . December Estate Sale - Books and Prints. 37 lots
Vermot de Pas. Paris. Comic Strips and Original Boards, 3D, Japanese Animation. 813 lots
Gibson Auction Inc.. Orange County. IMPORTANT JOSEPH “ABE” LEISCH CIVIL WAR AUCTION. 157 lots
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Cleveland. Works on Paper - Prints.
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Western Americana - Day 2. 217 lots
Mid Hudson Auction Galleries. Cornwall-on-Hudson, . Contemporary Art, Antiques and Fine Art. 71 lots
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books.
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. Deck the Halls: December Exposition Auction. 32 lots

Sun. Dec. 11th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 12/4.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 12/4.
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Cleveland. Fine and Decorative Arts - Prints. 87 lots

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>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>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>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.