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

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52 Auctions Archived, 45 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday, December 10th, 2016, 52 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database, 3 denominated in Swiss francs, 20 in euros, 6 in British pounds, and 23 in US dollars.  Turnover was $20,924,461 as 11,583 lots were offered and 8,019 sold for a 69% success rate. 

5 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

SothebysThe Bible Collection of Dr. Charles Caldwell Ryrie on December 5th: $7,341,818 
SothebysFine Books and Manuscripts, Including Americana on December 6th: $1,435,875 
Heritage AuctionsAmericana & Political on December 3rd: $1,334,119 
BonhamsHistory of Science and Technology on December 7th: $1,109,933 
Koller AuctionsPrints and Multiples on December 3rd: $1,077,248 

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

Jacksons AuctionWorld Treasures Featuring Important Russian, European, Asian & American Works on November 29th: 266.58% 
Pierre Berge and AssociesPrivate Collection: Artists' Books and Catalogues on December 4th: 260.71% 
Koller AuctionsPrints and Multiples on December 3rd: 156.81% 
EldredsAsian Art at Auction - Prints, Books on December 1st: 136.42% 
SothebysThe Bible Collection of Dr. Charles Caldwell Ryrie on December 5th: 134.94% 
Neal Auction CompanyLouisiana Purchase Auction - Day 1 - Historical Documents, Maps and Prints on December 2nd: 132.83% 
Romantic Agony Book and Print AuctionsAntiquarian on November 25th: 128.31% 
TajanPrints on November 30th: 128.14% 
Neret Minet and TessierArchives and Manuscripts, Historical Documents on December 1st: 124.37% 
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersBooks, Maps and Ephemera on December 2nd: 119.50% 
Neal Auction CompanyLouisiana Purchase Auction - Day 2 - Manuscript, Maps, Prints on December 3rd: 113.95% 


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

Pierre Berge and AssociesPrivate Collection: Artists' Books and Catalogues on December 4th: 100.00% 
Alaska AuctionDecember 2 Auction - Books, Photos, Posters on December 2nd: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 11/27 on December 4th: 98.50% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 11/27 on December 4th: 98.01% 
Rago Arts and AuctionsRemix: Timeless Style - Prints and Photographs on December 2nd: 94.74% 
Lancaster Mennonite Historical SocietyRare, Out of Print and Used Books on November 11th: 92.60% 
Koller AuctionsPrints and Multiples on December 3rd: 92.55% 
SothebysThe Bible Collection of Dr. Charles Caldwell Ryrie on December 5th: 91.84% 
Heritage AuctionsAmericana & Political on December 3rd: 90.47% 
Swann GalleriesMaps and Atlases, Natural History and Color Plate Books on December 8th: 85.54% 
Jacksons AuctionWorld Treasures Featuring Important Russian, European, Asian & American Works on November 29th: 84.62% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on December 6th: 81.11% 
Neret Minet and TessierArchives and Manuscripts, Historical Documents on December 1st: 80.85% 
 
 
Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys WYCLIFFITE NEW TESTAMENT IN THE LATER VERSION, on December 5th Actual price: USD $1,692,500.
  2. Sothebys THE FIRSTE BOKE OF MOSES CALLED GENESIS ?FYFTE BOKE OF MOSES CALLED DEUTERONOMYE. on December 5th Actual price: USD $672,500.
  3. Bonhams A German Naval 4-rotor Enigma enciphering machine (M4), made by Heimsoeth and Rinke, Berlin, 1943. on December 7th Actual price: USD $463,500.
  4. Sothebys THE HOLY BIBLE, CONTEYNING THE OLD TESTAMENT, AND THE NEW: NEWLY TRANSLATED OUT OF THE ORIGINALL TONGUES: & WITH THE FORMER TRANSLATIONS DILIGENTLY COMPARED AND REVISED BY HIS MAIESTIES SPECIALL COMMANDEMENT. on December 5th Actual price: USD $396,500.
  5. Sothebys [ENOLA GAY NAVIGATION LOG], NAVIGATOR'S LOG, WAR DEPARTMENT AAF FORM NO. 21A, TINIAN ISLAND TO HIROSHIMA, JAPAN, AND BACK, 0245AM TO 1458PM IN LOCAL TINIAN TIME, AUGUST 6, 1945 on December 6th Actual price: USD $372,500.
  6. Sothebys BIBLIA. THE BIBLE, THAT IS, THE HOLY SCRIPTURE OF THE OLDE AND NEW TESTAMENT, FAITHFULLY AND TRULY TRANLSATED OUT OF DOUCHE AND LATYN IN TO ENGLISH ? on December 5th Actual price: USD $348,500.
  7. Sothebys BIBLIA, DAS IST DIE GANTZE HEILIGE SCHRIFT DEUDSCH. on December 5th Actual price: USD $324,500.
  8. Sothebys BIBLE IN MASSACHUSET, NATICK DIALECT: MAMUSSE WUNNEETUPANATAMWE UP-BIBLIUM GOD NANEESWE NUKKONE TESTAMENT KAH WONK WUSKU TESTAMENT. on December 5th Actual price: USD $275,000.
  9. Sothebys FOUR GOSPELS WITH COMMENTARY, IN GREEK. on December 5th Actual price: USD $275,000.
  10. Sothebys FOUR GOSPELS, IN GREEK. on December 5th Actual price: USD $250,000.
  11. Sothebys BIBLE WITH PROLOGUES AND INTERPRETATIONS OF HEBREW NAMES, IN LATIN. on December 5th Actual price: USD $200,000.
  12. Sothebys GOSPEL OF LUKE AND JOHN, IN GREEK. on December 5th Actual price: USD $175,000.
  13. Bonhams A 1960 Olympic torch. on December 7th Actual price: USD $150,000.
  14. Heritage Auctions Hand Carved American Tobacconist Cigar Store Indian. on December 3rd Actual price: USD $150,000.
  15. Christies La Rivière enchantée. on December 5th Actual price: USD $131,075.
  16. Bonhams Die Grundlage der allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie. on December 7th Actual price: USD $125,000.
  17. Sothebys THE HOLY BIBLE, CONTAINING THE OLD TESTAMENT, AND THE NEW: NEWLY TRANSLATED OUT OF THE ORIGINAL TONGUES: AND WITH THE FORMER TRANSLATIONS DILIGENTLY COMPARED AND REVISED, BY HIS MAJESTIES SPECIALL COMMANDEMENT. on December 5th Actual price: USD $112,500.
  18. Sothebys A LEAF FROM THE 36-LINE BIBLE. on December 5th Actual price: USD $112,500.
  19. Neal Auction Company , "Norman's Chart of the Lower Mississippi River from Natchez to New Orleans" on December 3rd Actual price: USD $106,750.
  20. Sothebys THE HOLY BIBLE, CONTAINING THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS: NEWLY TRANSLATED OUT OF THE ORIGINAL TONGUES; AND WITH THE FORMER TRANSLATIONS DILIGENTLY COMPARED AND REVISED. on December 5th Actual price: USD $106,250.
  21. Sothebys THE PILGRIM’S PROGRESS FROM THIS WORLD, TO THAT WHICH IS TO COME DELIVERED UNDER THE SIMILITUDE OF A DREAM WHEREIN IS DISCOVERED, THE MANNER OF HIS SETTING OUT, HIS DANGEROUS JOURNEY, AND SAFE ARRIVAL AT THE DESIRED COUNTREY. on December 5th Actual price: USD $93,750.
  22. Sothebys THE NEWE TESTAMENT YET ONES AGAYNE CORRECTED BY W. TYNDALE: WHERE UNTO IS ADDED A NECSSARYE TABLE. on December 5th Actual price: USD $93,750.
  23. Bonhams Autograph Letter Signed ("C. Darwin"), on December 7th Actual price: USD $93,750.
  24. Sothebys VETUS TESTAMENTUM MULTIPLICI LINGUA NUNC PRIMO IMPRESSUM. ET IMPRIMIS PENTATEUCHUS HEBRAICO GRECO ATQUE CHALDAICO IDIOMATE. on December 5th Actual price: USD $87,500.
  25. Koller Auctions Danaé. on December 3rd Actual price: USD $82,294.



52 total sales reported this week:

Old World Auctions. Maps and Atlases - Internet bidstart 11/2 on November 16th: 74.00%
Binoche et Giquello. ANCIENT AND MODERN BOOKS RARE AND PRECIOUS on December 7th: 33.05%
PBA Galleries. Miniature Books: Rico Onuma Memorial Auction from Lilliput Oval Saloon, Owned by Kazushige Onuma, To on December 8th: 77.75%
Swann Galleries. Maps and Atlases, Natural History and Color Plate Books on December 8th: 85.54%
Koller Auctions. Photography on December 1st: 16.39%
Koller Auctions. Prints and Multiples on December 3rd: 92.55%
Koller Auctions. Photographs on December 3rd: 48.75%
Alaska Auction. December 2 Auction - Books, Photos, Posters on December 2nd: 100.00%
Vermot de Pas. Photographies : Travels, Cinema, Nasa, Contemporary, Artists on November 16th: 10.05%
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Sporting and Collector's Sale - Books and Ephemera on November 16th: 60.75%
Potomack Company. December 6 Holiday Online Auction on December 6th: 60.00%
Goldberg Coins and Collectibles. Manuscripts and Collectibles on December 4th: 53.52%
Rago Arts and Auctions. Remix: Timeless Style - Prints and Photographs on December 2nd: 94.74%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Western Manuscripts and Miniatures on December 7th: 69.11%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on December 6th: 81.11%
Bonhams. History of Science and Technology on December 7th: 73.20%
Bonhams. Voices of the 20th Century on December 7th: 49.84%
Bonhams. December Sale - Automobilia on December 7th: 70.83%
Bonhams. Modern and Contemporary Prints and Multiples on December 6th: 52.03%
Sothebys. Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts on December 6th: 60.56%
Sothebys. Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including Americana on December 6th: 34.57%
Neal Auction Company. Louisiana Purchase Auction - Day 3 - Manuscript, Maps, Prints on December 4th: 70.21%
Neal Auction Company. Louisiana Purchase Auction - Day 2 - Manuscript, Maps, Prints on December 3rd: 66.67%
Neal Auction Company. Louisiana Purchase Auction - Day 1 - Historical Documents, Maps and Prints on December 2nd: 74.60%
ALDE. Antiquarian Books of the XIXth Century on December 8th: 39.61%
ALDE. Antiquarian and 19th Century Books on December 7th: 47.34%
ALDE. Original Editions from the 19th-21st Centuries on December 2nd: 57.40%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Books, Maps and Ephemera on December 2nd: 71.57%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Books, Maps and Ephemera on December 1st: 66.91%
Neret Minet and Tessier. Archives and Manuscripts, Historical Documents on December 1st: 80.85%
Pierre Berge and Associes. Private Collection: Artists' Books and Catalogues on December 4th: 100.00%
Jasper52. Ernest Hemingway Book Auction on December 3rd: 46.02%
Auctionata. Photographs Curated by Lou Proud on December 2nd: 1.35%
Auctionata. Prints and Photographs on December 1st: 19.40%
Auctionata. Start Collecting: Part 1 on November 29th: 1.04%
Auctionata. Editions - Prints on December 1st: 13.64%
Purcell Auctioneers. November Auction - Books, Prints on November 30th: 52.27%
Tajan. Prints on November 30th: 64.21%
Eldreds. Asian Art at Auction - Prints, Books on December 1st: 74.32%
OSENAT. 20th Century Spirit on December 4th: 10.53%
Galerie Bassenge. Photography on November 30th: 60.40%
Romantic Agony Book and Print Auctions. Antiquarian on November 25th: 73.67%
Christies. LIVRES RARES ET MANUSCRITS DU XVE AU XXE SIÈCLES on December 5th: 59.81%
Winner's Auctions and Exhibitions. Rare Books & Manuscripts, Rabbinical & Admors letters, Maps of Jerusalem, Judiaca on November 29th: 68.30%
Jacksons Auction. World Treasures Featuring Important Russian, European, Asian & American Works on November 29th: 84.62%
Sothebys. The Bible Collection of Dr. Charles Caldwell Ryrie on December 5th: 91.84%
Ader. Letters, Autographs and Manuscripts on November 30th: 62.00%
Ader. Letters, Autographs and Manuscripts on November 29th: 71.95%
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Rare, Out of Print and Used Books on November 11th: 92.60%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 11/27 on December 4th: 98.01%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 11/27 on December 4th: 98.50%
Heritage Auctions. Americana & Political on December 3rd: 90.47%

 

For the week ahead 45 sales are scheduled: 

Mon. Dec. 12th 
Gonnelli Casa DAste. Firenze. Books, Manuscripts and Autographs. 461 lots 
ALDE. Paris. Autograph Letter and Manuscript. 356 lots 
Artcurial. Paris. Limited Editions. 92 lots 
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. Icons and Photographs from the 1960s-2000s. 116 lots 
Dorotheum . Vienna. Books and Decorative Prints. 443 lots 
Sothebys. New York. Exceptional Exposures: 20th Century Photographs Online - Internet bidstart 11/28. 61 lots 
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Western Americana - Day 4. 410 lots 
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books, Prints. 25 lots 
Adams Amsterdam Auctions. Amsterdam. Kees van Dongen – His Illustrated Books - and - Fine Art. 137 lots 

Tue. Dec. 13th 
Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions. Bruxelles . Antiquarian Books. 397 lots 
Artcurial. Paris. Photography. 71 lots 
Sothebys. London. English Literature, History, Children's Books & Illustrations. 337 lots 
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Books. 195 lots 
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. The Sporting and Country Life Sale. 74 lots 
Artcurial. Paris. FROM THE WILLY RONIS SUCCESSION STÉPHANE KOVALSKY COLLECTION. 164 lots 
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Jewish and Israeli History and Culture. 534 lots 
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Chadds Ford, PA . Winter Catalogue Auction - Books, Prints. 48 lots 
Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers. Kilkenny. Rare Books, Literature, Manuscripts, Maps, Works of Art. 820 lots 

Wed. Dec. 14th 
Bolaffi Ambassador Auctions. Milan. Rare Books and Autographs. 832 lots 
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Fine Prints. 153 lots 
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Books, Maps and Documents. 462 lots 
Christies. New York. Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts, including Americana. 408 lots 
Kestenbaum and Company. New York. Books, Manuscripts and Fine Art. 64 lots 
Minerva Auctions Roma. Roma. Prints and Multiples. 250 lots 
Forum Auctions in Italy. Roma. Antiquarian and Rare Books. 90 lots 
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . Fine Art - Prints and Photography. 60 lots 

Thu. Dec. 15th 
Bonhams. London. Entertainment Memorabilia. 151 lots 
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Fine and Important Books and Works on Paper. 516 lots 
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Children's and Illustrated Books. 444 lots 
PIASA. Paris. Photographs. 141 lots 
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Americana - Travel - Cartography. 559 lots 
Sothebys. New York. Important Judaica. 126 lots 
Dorothy Sloan Rare Books. Austin. The Mexican-American War - Day 1. 273 lots 
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Ancient and Modern Books - Autographs and Documents. 488 lots 
RR Auction. Amherst. Science and Technology - Internet bidstart 12/8. 254 lots 
Rossini. Paris. Engravings, etc.. 10 lots 
Skinner. Marlborough. Judaica Online - Internet bidstart 12/7. 40 lots 
Robert Siegel Galleries. New York. United States and Confederate States Postal History. 403 lots 
Bibliopathos. Milano . Fine and Valuable Books. 568 lots 

Fri. Dec. 16th 
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. Library of an Amateur. 200 lots 
Dorothy Sloan Rare Books. Austin. The Mexican-American War - Day 2. 273 lots 
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Post Cards. 322 lots 
Minerva Auctions Roma. Roma. Books, Autographs and Prints. 745 lots 

Sun. Dec. 18th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 12/11
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 12/11

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

 

  • <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>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>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.
  • <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>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.