• <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>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> 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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Thirty-two Auctions Archived this week, 20 Sales Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday, February 18th, 32 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; one denominated in Danish krona, 15 in euros, 4 in British pounds, and 12 in US dollars.  Turnover was $4,636,576 as 6,170 lots were offered and 4,716 sold for a 76% success rate.  This is February for goodness sake.  The spring looks promising.

 

For the week upcoming 20 Sales are scheduled.

 

One auction saw its total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Swann GalleriesIcons & Images: Photographs & Photobooks on February 14th: $1,582,852 


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

Il PonteHome Decor Modern Art, Modernism, Books - Session 13 and 14: Interior Design - Prints on February 15th: 215.18% 
Kedem AuctionJudaica: Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters on February 7th: 160.61% 
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersThree Day Books, Maps, Ephemera, Pictures & Prints Sale - Day 2. on February 9th: 150.75% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Remaining books from the Library of Franklin Brooke-Hitching on February 15th: 145.67% 
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersThree Day Books, Maps, Ephemera, Pictures & Prints Sale. - Day 3 on February 10th: 131.40% 
Il PonteHome Decor Modern Art, Modernism, Books - Session 9 and 10: Interior Design and Books on February 13th: 128.92% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on February 14th: 120.73% 
Il PonteHome Decor Modern Art, Modernism, Books - Session 5 and 6: Modern Art and Interior Design - Prints on February 9th: 108.55% 


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

Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Remaining books from the Library of Franklin Brooke-Hitching on February 15th: 100.00% 
Dirk Soulis AuctionsPhotographs, Prints on February 10th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 2/5 on February 12th: 99.88% 
Forum Auctions in ItalyFine Books and Works on Paper on February 7th: 98.92% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 2/5 on February 12th: 98.19% 
Il PonteHome Decor Modern Art, Modernism, Books - Session 9 and 10: Interior Design and Books on February 13th: 91.67% 
Il PonteHome Decor Modern Art, Modernism, Books - Session 5 and 6: Modern Art and Interior Design - Prints on February 9th: 91.43% 
Il PonteHome Decor Modern Art, Modernism, Books - Session 13 and 14: Interior Design - Prints on February 15th: 89.47% 
FreemansBooks, Maps and Manuscripts on February 17th: 89.12% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on February 14th: 83.16% 
Il PonteHome Decor Modern Art, Modernism, Books - Session 15 and 16: Interior Design - Prints on February 16th: 82.61% 
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersThree Day Books, Maps, Ephemera, Pictures & Prints Sale - Day 1. on February 8th: 81.66% 
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersThree Day Books, Maps, Ephemera, Pictures & Prints Sale - Day 2. on February 9th: 81.50% 
Il PonteHome Decor Modern Art, Modernism, Books - Session 7 and 8: Interior Design - Prints on February 10th: 81.25% 
 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. James D Julia Auctioneers MAGNIFICENT ARCHIVE OF CONFEDERATE SECRETARY OF NAVY STEPHEN R. MALLORY on February 10th Actual price: USD $84,700.
  2. Swann Galleries A selection of 50 plates from Animal Locomotion. on February 14th Actual price: USD $62,500.
  3. PBA Galleries Small group of original signed letters from Albert Einstein to author Max Fishler, an important correspondence about Immanuel Kant and Relativity on February 12th Actual price: USD $60,000.
  4. James D Julia Auctioneers IMPORTANT AND RARE PAIR OF CELESTIAL AND TERRESTRIAL GLOBES BY JOHN SENEX (1678 – 1740). on February 10th Actual price: USD $51,425.
  5. James D Julia Auctioneers 'HOT TODDY''. on February 10th Actual price: USD $45,980.
  6. Swann Galleries (SPACE EXPLORATION) Group of 22 large-format photographs from various NASA missions, including scenes of astronauts floating in space and multiple topographic views of the Earth. on February 14th Actual price: USD $43,750.
  7. Neal Auction Company The Birds of America, from Drawings Made in the United States and their Territories on February 12th Actual price: USD $43,750.
  8. Neal Auction Company An Accurate Map of the State of Alabama and West Florida Carefully compiled from the original surveys of the General Government; designed to exhibit at one view each Section and Fractional Section on February 12th Actual price: USD $43,750.
  9. Kedem Auction A Large Leaf Handwritten by the Chatam Sofer, on Chanuka and Torah Novellae - With a Hitherto Unprinted Section on February 7th Actual price: USD $41,820.
  10. Swann Galleries Dancers. on February 14th Actual price: USD $40,000.
  11. Swann Galleries Empire State Building. on February 14th Actual price: USD $37,500.
  12. Swann Galleries Sixth-plate tintype of the American poet and writer Edgar Allan Poe, which was taken a few weeks before Poe's death, after a daguerreotype by William A. on February 14th Actual price: USD $37,500.
  13. Swann Galleries Clearing Winter Storm. on February 14th Actual price: USD $32,500.
  14. Swann Galleries A striking set of 32 dramatic photographs relating to the 1936 Berlin Summer Olympics. on February 14th Actual price: USD $30,000.
  15. Freemans Gustav Klimt, Eine Nachlese. on February 17th Actual price: USD $26,250.
  16. Swann Galleries Chief of the Desert, Navajo. on February 14th Actual price: USD $23,750.
  17. Kedem Auction achzor for the High-Holidays and for the Three Festivals, Nusach Sefarad - Slavita, 1836 on February 7th Actual price: USD $23,370.
  18. Swann Galleries Yosemite and the Range of Light. on February 14th Actual price: USD $21,250.
  19. Swann Galleries Graduation. on February 14th Actual price: USD $21,250.
  20. Swann Galleries Trolley--New Orleans. on February 14th Actual price: USD $21,250.
  21. Swann Galleries Girls in the Windows, New York City. on February 14th Actual price: USD $20,800.
  22. Swann Galleries Hearse, London. on February 14th Actual price: USD $20,000.
  23. Swann Galleries Washington Square Park at Night. on February 14th Actual price: USD $20,000.
  24. Swann Galleries Portrait of Dorothy Norman. on February 14th Actual price: USD $20,000.
  25. Swann Galleries The Rush Gatherer. on February 14th Actual price: USD $20,000.



32 total sales reported this week:

Freemans. Books, Maps and Manuscripts on February 17th: 89.12%
Kedem Auction. Judaica: Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters on February 7th: 71.37%
Il Ponte. Home Decor Modern Art, Modernism, Books - Session 15 and 16: Interior Design - Prints on February 16th: 82.61%
Il Ponte. Home Decor Modern Art, Modernism, Books - Session 13 and 14: Interior Design - Prints on February 15th: 89.47%
Il Ponte. Home Decor Modern Art, Modernism, Books - Session 11 and 12: Interior Design - Prints on February 14th: 60.00%
Il Ponte. Home Decor Modern Art, Modernism, Books - Session 9 and 10: Interior Design and Books on February 13th: 91.67%
Il Ponte. Home Decor Modern Art, Modernism, Books - Session 7 and 8: Interior Design - Prints on February 10th: 81.25%
Il Ponte. Home Decor Modern Art, Modernism, Books - Session 5 and 6: Modern Art and Interior Design - Prints on February 9th: 91.43%
Il Ponte. Home Decor Modern Art, Modernism, Books - Session 1 and 2: Interior Design - Prints on February 7th: 79.55%
RR Auction. Autographs and Artifacts - Internet bidstart 1/20 on February 8th: 62.58%
Auctionata. From Chagall to Hockney: Prints and Editions on February 16th: 11.90%
Auctionata. The Spectrum of Artistic Expression on February 16th: 4.76%
Auctionata. The Spectrum of Artistic Expression: Art of the 20th & 21st Century on February 16th: 15.15%
Auctionata. Portraits - People as Seen by Artists on February 14th: 5.66%
Auctionata. Discover Nature on February 14th: 1.85%
Forum Auctions in Italy. Fine Books and Works on Paper on February 7th: 98.92%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on February 14th: 83.16%
Neal Auction Company. Winter Estate Auction on February 12th: 71.43%
Winter Associates. February Auction - Continental on February 13th: 61.11%
Swann Galleries. Icons & Images: Photographs & Photobooks on February 14th: 73.91%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Remaining books from the Library of Franklin Brooke-Hitching on February 15th: 100.00%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Three Day Books, Maps, Ephemera, Pictures & Prints Sale. - Day 3 on February 10th: 67.37%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Three Day Books, Maps, Ephemera, Pictures & Prints Sale - Day 2. on February 9th: 81.50%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Three Day Books, Maps, Ephemera, Pictures & Prints Sale - Day 1. on February 8th: 81.66%
Neret Minet and Tessier. Books and Manuscripts on February 3rd: 38.24%
Artcurial. AUTOMOBILIA RÉTROMOBILE 2017 on February 11th: 79.31%
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Photographs, Prints on February 10th: 100.00%
Michaans Auctions. February Estate Auction on February 11th: 66.67%
James D Julia Auctioneers. Fine Art, Asian and Antiques on February 10th: 72.34%
PBA Galleries. Rare Books and Manuscripts on February 12th: 63.64%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 2/5 on February 12th: 99.88%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 2/5 on February 12th: 98.19%


For the week ahead 20 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Feb. 20th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 65 lots
Vermot de Pas. Paris. NASA Photographs. 150 lots

Tue. Feb. 21st
Tooveys. West Sussex. Postcards, Autographs and Ephemera. 168 lots
ALDE. Paris. Collection Gerard Vidalenche - Artist's Books. 216 lots
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. Property of N. Flayderman & Co.. 107 lots
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Books and Documents. 269 lots
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Exeter. Print Pictures, Books. 17 lots

Wed. Feb. 22nd
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper.
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints. 25 lots
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Weapons - War - Historical Memory. 155 lots
Winner's Auctions and Exhibitions. Jerusalem. Passover Haggadot - Online Auction. 528 lots

Thu. Feb. 23rd
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics. 1066 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Americana - Travel & Exploration - World History - Cartography. 551 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Books and Works on Paper. 362 lots
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Photography. 274 lots
Tajan. Paris. Interiors and Design - Prints, Photos. 14 lots

Fri. Feb. 24th
ALDE. Paris. XVth to XIXth Century Books. 304 lots

Sat. Feb. 25th
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. Objects and Curiosities from Around the World - Manuscripts. 27 lots

Sun. Feb. 26th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 2/19.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 2/19.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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>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> 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.