• <b>Christie’s London, Nov. 27:</b> [Peter I, Tsar]. <i>Simboly i emblemata ukazom i blagopovedenii imperatora Petra Alekseevicha [Symbola et emblemata jussu atque auspiciis Petri Alexeidis].</i> Amsterdam, 1705. £30,000 to £40,000
    <b>Christie’s London, Nov. 27:</b> Charlemagne, Adolf. Benefice d'Adieu de Madame Naptal. [St Petersburg: 16th February 1873]. £30,000 to £40,000
    <b>Christie’s London, Nov. 27:</b> [Military. Album.] [An album of drawings of weapons and their accessories, drawn from nature by the Second Cadets Corps.] St Petersburg, 1800. £100,000 to £150,000
    <b>Christie’s London, Nov. 27:</b> Pushkin, Alexander. <i>Evgenii Onegin.</i> St Petersburg: Dep. of Public Education, 1825-1832. £100,000 to £150,000
    <b>Christie’s London, Nov. 27:</b> Sumarokov, Pavel. <i>Dosugi krymskogo sud’i ili vtoroe puteshestvie v Tavridu. [The Leisure of a Crimean Judge or a Second Tour to Tauris].</i> St Petersburg: Imperial Press, 1803-5. £50,000 to £80,000
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  • <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.

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20 Auctions Archived, 18 Upcoming This Week

For the week ending April 8, 20 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Transaction History database, 3 denominated in euros, 5 in British pounds, 1 in Hong Kong dollars, and 11 in U.S. dollars. Total sales were $19,504,690 as 4,169 lots were offered and 3,517 lots were sold. The sell-through rate was 84.4% with the average lot price being $5,546. Both the sell-through rate and average price were unusually high.

 

5 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Sothebys. Prints and Multiples on April 4th: $3,882,750
Christies. PHOTOGRAPHS INCLUDING PROPERTY SOLD TO BENEFIT THE ELTON JOHN AIDS FOUNDATION on April 6th: $3,701,750
Sothebys. Photographs on April 5th: $3,395,500
Christies. PORTRAIT OF A COLLECTOR: THE JOHN M. BRANSTEN COLLECTION OF PHOTOGRAPHS on April 6th: $1,888,125
Sothebys. Made in Britain - Prints, Photographs on April 5th: $1,458,008

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

OSENAT. Empire at Fontainebleau. Historical Souvenirs on March 26th: 236.72%
Jacksons Auction. Americana Art, Antiques and Collectibles on March 29th: 212.88%
Bonhams. The Contents of Glyn Cywarch on March 29th: 176.32%
Sothebys. Moments of Flash on April 3rd: 141.45%
Sothebys. Made in Britain - Prints, Photographs on April 5th: 134.09%
Dorotheum . Master Prints Before 1900 on April 4th: 115.53%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. McRorie Auction - Prints, Books on March 30th: 112.60%
OSENAT. L’EMPIRE À FONTAINEBLEAU - SECOND SESSION - Books and Prints on March 26th: 106.13%
Winner's Auctions and Exhibitions. Holy books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical & Admors letters, Americana & Judiaca on March 27th: 101.99%


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

Sothebys. Moments of Flash on April 3rd: 100.00%
Bonhams. The Contents of Glyn Cywarch on March 29th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Knott's Berry Farm Signature Auction on March 31st: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 3/26 on April 2nd: 96.69%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 3/26 on April 2nd: 96.58%
Jacksons Auction. Americana Art, Antiques and Collectibles on March 29th: 96.55%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. McRorie Auction - Prints, Books on March 30th: 93.75%
Sothebys. Made in Britain - Prints, Photographs on April 5th: 91.54%
Christies. PORTRAIT OF A COLLECTOR: THE JOHN M. BRANSTEN COLLECTION OF PHOTOGRAPHS on April 6th: 89.29%
OSENAT. Empire at Fontainebleau. Historical Souvenirs on March 26th: 87.80%
Forum Auctions. Fine Books and Works on Paper on March 30th: 85.00%
Sothebys. Prints and Multiples on April 4th: 83.67%

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys LA TAUROMAQUIA on April 4th Actual price: USD $635,810.
  2. Sothebys 'PHOTOGRAPHS SHOWING LANDSCAPES, GEOLOGICAL AND OTHER FEATURES, OF PORTIONS OF THE WESTERN TERRITORY OF THE UNITED STATES, OBTAINED IN CONNECTION WITH GEOGRAPHICAL AND GEOLOGICAL EXPLORATIONS AND SURVEYS WEST OF THE 100TH MERIDIAN (SEASONS OF 1871, 1872 A on April 5th Actual price: USD $372,500.
  3. Sothebys 'EIFFEL TOWER' on April 5th Actual price: USD $348,500.
  4. Sothebys 'DUNES - OCEANO' on April 5th Actual price: USD $300,000.
  5. Sothebys LIGHTNESS OF BEING, on April 5th Actual price: USD $232,500.
  6. Sothebys L'ÉGYPTIENNE on April 4th Actual price: USD $162,750.
  7. Sothebys LE REPAS FRUGAL on April 4th Actual price: USD $162,750.
  8. Sothebys SHELLS on April 5th Actual price: USD $150,000.
  9. Bonhams THE KENNEDY-HARLECH PAPERS on March 29th Actual price: USD $125,000.
  10. Sothebys 'MIAMI' (ELEVATOR, MIAMI BEACH HOTEL) on April 5th Actual price: USD $112,500.
  11. Sothebys CROSS-ISLAND HIGHWAY on April 3rd Actual price: USD $105,625.
  12. Sothebys MOUNTAIN HUANG on April 3rd Actual price: USD $105,625.
  13. Sothebys 'THE AMERICAN WAY OF LIFE' (AT THE TIME OF THE LOUISVILLE FLOOD, KENTUCKY) on April 5th Actual price: USD $93,750.
  14. Sothebys AFTERNOON SWIMMING on April 4th Actual price: USD $93,000.
  15. Sothebys SIESTA LAKE, YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CALIFORNIA on April 5th Actual price: USD $87,500.
  16. Sothebys JACQUELINE AU CHAPEAU NOIR  on April 4th Actual price: USD $85,250.
  17. Sothebys SELECTED PORTRAITS on April 5th Actual price: USD $81,250.
  18. Sothebys SELECTED MOTION STUDIES on April 5th Actual price: USD $81,250.
  19. Sothebys INGRID BERGMAN: HERSELF, THE NUN, AND WITH HAT on April 4th Actual price: USD $77,500.
  20. Sothebys EIS [ICE] on April 4th Actual price: USD $77,500.
  21. Sothebys SPEEDWAY (C. SA 29) on April 5th Actual price: USD $74,400.
  22. Sothebys MINOTAURE CARESSANT UNE DORMEUSE on April 4th Actual price: USD $71,300.
  23. Sothebys GIANT PANDA  on April 4th Actual price: USD $69,750.
  24. Sothebys THE RAFT on April 3rd Actual price: USD $68,250.
  25. Sothebys AFRICAN ELEPHANT on April 4th Actual price: USD $65,100.


20 total sales reported this week:

PBA Galleries. Fine Books and Miscellanea on April 6th: 72.56%
Christies. PORTRAIT OF A COLLECTOR: THE JOHN M. BRANSTEN COLLECTION OF PHOTOGRAPHS on April 6th: 89.29%
Christies. PHOTOGRAPHS INCLUDING PROPERTY SOLD TO BENEFIT THE ELTON JOHN AIDS FOUNDATION on April 6th: 67.60%
Bonhams. The Contents of Glyn Cywarch on March 29th: 100.00%
Jacksons Auction. Americana Art, Antiques and Collectibles on March 29th: 96.55%
Winter Associates. Americana - Books and Prints on March 27th: 70.59%
Winner's Auctions and Exhibitions. Holy books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical & Admors letters, Americana & Judiaca on March 27th: 74.64%
OSENAT. Empire at Fontainebleau. Historical Souvenirs on March 26th: 87.80%
OSENAT. L’EMPIRE À FONTAINEBLEAU - SECOND SESSION - Books and Prints on March 26th: 59.68%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. McRorie Auction - Prints, Books on March 30th: 93.75%
Sothebys. Photographs on April 5th: 67.91%
Sothebys. Made in Britain - Prints, Photographs on April 5th: 91.54%
Sothebys. Scarfe at Sotheby's on April 5th: 53.85%
Sothebys. Prints and Multiples on April 4th: 83.67%
Dorotheum . Master Prints Before 1900 on April 4th: 72.00%
Forum Auctions. Fine Books and Works on Paper on March 30th: 85.00%
Heritage Auctions. Knott's Berry Farm Signature Auction on March 31st: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 3/26 on April 2nd: 96.69%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 3/26 on April 2nd: 96.58%
Sothebys. Moments of Flash on April 3rd: 100.00%


For the week ahead 18 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Apr. 10th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 92 lots
Sothebys. New York. In Motion: Photos by Eadweard Muybridge - Online bidstart 3/24. 70 lots

Tue. Apr. 11th
Bolaffi Ambassador Auctions. Milan. Photographs. 220 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Book Sale - Day 1: Valuable Books. 1002 lots
Potomack Company. Alexandria. Online Auction - Books, Prints. 35 lots

Wed. Apr. 12th
Purcell Auctioneers. Birr. Irish Interest Book Auction. 623 lots
ALDE. Paris. Modern Illustrated Books and Original Bindings. 263 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 3/17. 726 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Book Sale - Day 2: Literature and Autographs. 490 lots
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . Fine Art - Prints. 37 lots

Thu. Apr. 13th
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Golf Books & Memorabilia. 509 lots
One Of Kind Collectibles. Coral Gables. Autographs, Manuscripts and Sports. 234 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Book Sale - Day 3: Modern Literature. 562 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 105 lots

Fri. Apr. 14th
Skinner. Marlborough. Studio Art online - Prints - bidstart 4/6. 148 lots
Skinner. Marlborough. Discovery Interiors Online - bidstart 4/6. 27 lots

Sun. Apr. 16th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 4/9.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 4/9.

Next week the auction rooms will be a bit quieter, a result of the Easter, Good Friday, and Passover holidays all falling in this coming week.

Mike Stillman

RBH and AE

  • <center><b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Books & Works on Paper,<br>to include Travel, Sciences, <br>Sport & Illustrated Art<br>November 20, 2019</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Nov. 20:</b> [Herberstein, Sigismund von, & al.] <i>Rerum Moscoviticarum…,</i> 4 plates, illustrations, folio, Andreas Wevhelius, Frankfurt, 1600. £1,500 to £2,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Nov. 20:</b> Bowen (Emmanuel) & Owen (John). <i>Britannia Depicta…,</i> fourth edition, engraved title and 273 maps, 4to, Thomas Bowles, 1753. £700 to £900
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Nov. 20:</b> Geographical Game.- Jefferys (Thomas). <i>The Royal Geographical Pastime or the Tour of Europe,</i> FIRST EDITION, engraving of Europe, map c. 507 x 665 mm, Thomas Jefferys, 1768. £600 to £800
    <center><b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Books & Works on Paper,<br>to include Travel, Sciences, <br>Sport & Illustrated Art<br>November 20, 2019</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Nov. 20:</b> Germany.- Homann (Johann Baptist). <i>Atlas Novus Terrarum Orbis Imperia... Atlas von Deutschland,</i> engraved half title, 87 maps only, folio, Erben, Nuremberg, 1753. £8,000 to £10,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Nov. 20:</b> Iceland [Løvenørns (Poul)]. <i>Beskrivelse over den Iislandske…,</i> 10 engraved maps and plates, vignettes, 4to, Copenhagen, F. W. Thiele, 1788. £600 to £800
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Nov. 20:</b> Lewis (John Frederick). <i>Illustrations of Constantinople…,</i> FIRST EDITION, frontispiece and 26 views folio, T. McLean, D.& P. Colnaghi & John F. Lewis, [1838]. £2,000 to £3,000
    <center><b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Books & Works on Paper,<br>to include Travel, Sciences, <br>Sport & Illustrated Art<br>November 20, 2019</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Nov. 20:</b> Lilford (Lord, Thomas Littleton Powys, 4th Baron). <i>Coloured Figures of the Birds of the British Islands,</i> 7 vol., second edition, [one of 450 sets], 421 plates, large 8vo, 1891-97. £1,800 to £2,200
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Nov. 20:</b> Londres [panorama], engraving, 350 x 520mm, chez Baltazar Moncornet, Paris, c.1666-68. £800 to £1,200
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Nov. 20:</b> Van Keulen (Joannes). <i> Niewe Pas Caarte Strekkende van Pta Cataon tot Pta Lamtaon…,</i> copper engraved map, hand coloured, 510 x 585mm, Amsterdam, [1753]. £1,200 to £1,500
    <center><b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Books & Works on Paper,<br>to include Travel, Sciences, <br>Sport & Illustrated Art<br>November 20, 2019</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Nov. 20:</b> Goethe (Johann Wolfgang von). <i> Prologue dans le ciel, Traduction de Gerard de Nerval…,</i> 11 double sheets with calligraphic handwriting, 33 fine gouaches, Philippe Gonin, [Paris, c. 1932]. £400 to £600
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Nov. 20:</b> Murphy (Jill, author and illustrator) ARR. <i> Peace at Last & The Large Family: All in One Piece,</i> 10 pieces of original artwork from the two books, 1980 & 1987 (12). £1,800 to £2,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Nov. 20:</b> Rembrandt (Harmensz. van Rijn). Christ at Emmaus: the larger plate, etching and drypoint, 212 x 161mm, sheet 225 x 170mm, 1654. £1,000 to £1,500
  • <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 25th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b> Fust-Schöffer-Bibel from Gutenberg-Press, 1462. Est: € 1,000,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>J. W. Weinmann, <i>Phytanthoza-Iconographia,</i> 1735-45. Est: € 60,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>O. Kokoschka, <i>Die träumenden Knaben,</i> 1917. Est: € 10,000
    <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 25th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>Z. Lilius, <i>Orbis breviarium,</i> 1493. <br>Est: € 10,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b> <i>Gazette du Bon Ton,</i> 1912-22.<br>Est: € 14,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>M. Chagall, <i>Daphnis & Chloé,</i> 1961. Est: € 100,000
    <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 25th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>C. Ptolemaeus, <i>Geographie,</i> 1513.<br>Est: € 100,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>E. L. Kirchner, <i>Umbra vitae,</i> 1924.<br>Est: € 6,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>J. Miró, <i>Midi le trèfle blanc,</i> 1968. Est: € 2,000
    <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 25th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b> Clemens V., <i>Constitutiones,</i> 1471.<br>Est: € 14,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>C. Gesner, <i>Tierbuch, Vogelbuch, Fischbuch,</i> 1563-81. Est: € 5,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>J. Itten, <i>Utopia,</i> 1921. Est: € 2,000
  • <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works<br>on Paper including Books from The Collection of The Garden Ltd<br>November 21, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> Bohr (Niels). <i>On the Constitution of Atoms and Molecules,</i> first edition, presentation copy, offprint 1913. £20,000 to £30,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> Shakespeare's Falstaff.- Henry V & Sir John Fastolf. Indenture agreement appointing Fastolf as Keeper of the Bastille of St Anthony at Paris, manuscript in French, 1421. £10,000 to £15,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> World.- Purchas (Samuel). <i>Purchas his Pilgrimes. In Five Books...,</i> 5 vol., first edition, 7 folding engraved maps, contemporary calf, by William Stansby for Henrie Fetherstone, 1625-26. £20,000 to £30,000
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works<br>on Paper including Books from The Collection of The Garden Ltd<br>November 21, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> Book of Hours.- Use of Rouen, manuscript on vellum, in Latin and French, illuminated with 14 full-page miniatures by the workshop or follower of the Maitre de l'Echevinage, Rouen, 1480s. £20,000 t0 £30,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> Giese (Raban, ?scholar and medical doctor). Album Amicorum of drawing on his travels and acquaintances in Europe 1618-21, 134 watercolour illustrations including c. 60 professional miniatures, 1618-39. £30,000 to £40,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> Jones (David). 14 Autograph Letters signed, 1952-68; and a small quantity of ephemera (sm. qty). £6,000 to £8,000
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works<br>on Paper including Books from The Collection of The Garden Ltd<br>November 21, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> Constable (John). Various Subjects of Landscape, Characteristic of English Scenery, signed presentation inscription from Constable, 1833. £6,000 to £8,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669). The Descent from the Cross: Second Plate, etching and engraving, 1633. £6,000 to £8,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> Salvin (Francis Henry) and William Brodrick. <i>Falconry in the British Isles,</i> second edition, William Brodrick's copy with 3 original watercolours by him, 1873. £8,000 to £12,000
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works<br>on Paper including Books from The Collection of The Garden Ltd<br>November 21, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> China.- Helman (Isidore Stanislas Henri). <i>Suite des seize estampes representant les conquetes de l'Empereur de la Chine,</i> 1783-88. £10,000 to £15,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> Pratt (Edward Roger, 1789-1863). Album of 28 watercolours and other works on paper from a journey to ancient sites and monuments in the Mediterranean, [c.1830 and later]. £3,000 to £5,000
  • <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.