• <b><center>Gonnelli<br>December 1st<br>Antique and modern prints,<br>drawings and paintings</b>
    <b><center>Gonnelli<br>December 2nd<br>Photographs, autographs, musical works and manuscripts</b>
    <b><center>Gonnelli<br>December 3rd<br>Books from XV to XX Century</b>
    <b><center>Gonnelli<br>December 3rd<br>Mathematics books</b>
    <b><center>Gonnelli<br>December 3rd<br>Art books from Salvador Dalí<br>& others</b>
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>English Literature, History, Science,<br>Children’s Books and Illustrations<br>1 – 8 December, 2020</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 1-8 Dec.:</b> JAMES OF MILAN | <i>Pricking of love,</i> illuminated manuscript in Middle English [England, fifteenth century]. £60,000 to £80,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 1-8 Dec.:</b> BEARDSLEY | <i>The Toilet of Helen,</i> original ink drawing for Savoy, 1895. £30,000 to £50,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 1-8 Dec.:</b> DICKENS | <i>A Christmas Carol,</i> 1844, seventh edition, presentation copy inscribed by the author. £20,000 to £30,000.
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>English Literature, History, Science,<br>Children’s Books and Illustrations<br>1 – 8 December, 2020</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 1-8 Dec.:</b> DARWIN | <i>For Private Distribution... Extracts from Letters addressed to Professor Henslow...,</i> 1835, original wrappers. £70,000 to £90,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 1-8 Dec.:</b> DEFOE | Autograph manuscript poem, 'Resignation', 1708. £20,000 to £30,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 1-8 Dec.:</b> GRAHAME | <i>The Wind in the Willows,</i> 1908, first edition, dust-jacket. £12,000 to £16,000.
  • <center><b>Firsts Online Rare Book Fair<br> 27 November to 2 December<br><br> Presented by the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association</b>
  • <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 30th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>Latin and French Book of Hours, around 1490. Est: € 20,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br> P. Goos, <i>Le Grand Miroir de la Mer,</i> 1669. Est: € 25,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>L. Feininger, Letter with woodcuts, 1920. Est: € 25,000
    <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 30th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>Latin Bible manuscript, 12th century. Est: € 20,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>M. E. Bloch, <i>Naturgeschichte der Fische,</i> 1782-95. Est: € 40,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>M. Chagall, <i>Daphnis & Chloé,</i> 1961. Est: € 90,000
    <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 30th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>L. J. Waghenaer, <i>Speculum nauticum,</i> 1586. Est: € 180,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>P. J. de Pannemaeker, Collection of orig. watercolors, 1878-1887.<br>Est: € 25,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>G. Klimt, <i>Das Werk,</i> 1918.<br>Est: € 15,000
    <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 30th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br><i>Livro dos prestimonios,</i> Manuscript, 1665. Est: € 25,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>W. Kandinsky, <i>Klänge,</i> 1913.<br>Est: € 18,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>J. Miró in J. Cassou, <i>Vingt-deux poémes,</i> 1978. Est: € 8,000

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Thirty-three Auctions archived; 35 Sales this Week

For the week ended Saturday, May 27, 2017, 33 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 8 denominated in euros, 6 in British pounds, and 19 in US dollars.  Turnover was $22,778,367 as 11,462 lots were offered and 8,858 sold for a 77% success rate.  The average winning price was $2,571.50.

 
5 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

SothebysMusical Manuscripts on May 23rd: $3,705,569 
ChristiesPhotographs on May 18th: $2,003,463 
Ketterer Kunst DoerlingRare Books on May 22nd: $1,216,118 
SothebysMedieval and Renaissance Manuscripts and Continental Books on May 23rd: $1,200,892 
Leslie Hindman AuctioneersFine Prints on May 23rd: $1,082,655 

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

SothebysAlexander Iolas - Prints on May 25th: 174.07% 
Burgersdijk and NiermansRare Books, Prints and Manuscripts on May 10th: 162.83% 
Burgersdijk and NiermansRare Books on May 9th: 143.52% 
SothebysMusical Manuscripts on May 23rd: 126.96% 
ALDEOriginal Editions and Illustrated Books on May 24th: 117.37% 
Ketterer Kunst DoerlingRare Books on May 22nd: 115.77% 


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

Rago Arts and AuctionsTHE SOLANA COLLECTION OF LALIQUE GLASS - Catalogues, prints on May 20th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 5/14 on May 21st: 99.50% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 5/14 on May 21st: 95.14% 
Lancaster Mennonite Historical SocietyRare and Used Books on May 12th: 94.14% 
SothebysAlexander Iolas - Prints on May 25th: 93.55% 
Burgersdijk and NiermansRare Books, Prints and Manuscripts on May 10th: 88.51% 
Burgersdijk and NiermansRare Books on May 9th: 88.18% 
SkinnerFine Prints and Photographs on May 19th: 87.57% 
Swann Galleries19th and 20th Century Literature on May 16th: 86.30% 
Ketterer Kunst DoerlingRare Books on May 22nd: 84.31% 
SothebysMusical Manuscripts on May 23rd: 83.33% 
Brunk AuctionsLive Auction - Books, Prints on May 20th: 80.77% 
 
 
Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys THE AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF MAHLER'S GREAT SONG "ICH BIN DER WELT ABHANDEN GEKOMMEN", FOR SOLO VOICE AND ORCHESTRA, SIGNED on May 23rd Actual price: USD $869,375.
  2. Sothebys FINE AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF THE REVISED FIRST VIOLIN PART FOR CANTATA NO.130, HERR GOTT DICH LOBEN ALLE WIR, INSCRIBED BY BACH "ARIA. SUB SIGNO...VIOLINO 1" on May 23rd Actual price: USD $604,175.
  3. Sothebys Prayerbook, in Dutch on May 23rd Actual price: USD $401,375.
  4. Sothebys AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF THE OPENING OF THE CELEBRATED RONDO IN A FOR PIANO AND ORCHESTRA, K. 386, SIGNED AND DATED BY THE COMPOSER on May 23rd Actual price: USD $385,775.
  5. Sothebys THE AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF THE SONG "NUN WILL DIE SONN' SO HELL AUFGEH'N", FROM KINDERTOTENLIEDER, FOR PIANO AND VOICE, on May 23rd Actual price: USD $307,775.
  6. Christies Private Property Suites I, II & III, 1984 on May 18th Actual price: USD $287,300.
  7. Sothebys AUTOGRAPH SKETCHLEAF FOR THE PIANO CONCERTO NO. 5, IN E FLAT MAJOR ("EMPEROR"), OP.73, CONTAINING EARLY IDEAS FOR ALL THREE MOVEMENTS on May 23rd Actual price: USD $243,750.
  8. Christies Christy Turlington, Los Angeles, American Vogue, 1988 on May 18th Actual price: USD $240,500.
  9. Sothebys FINE LARGE AUTOGRAPH ALBUM-LEAF OF THE OPENING OF THE ÉTUDE IN A-FLAT MAJOR OP.25 NO.1, SIGNED AND DATED on May 23rd Actual price: USD $227,500.
  10. Christies The Hand of Miles Davis (C), New York, 1986 on May 18th Actual price: USD $209,300.
  11. Sothebys AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF THE ORGAN FUGUE IN A-FLAT MINOR [WOO 8], SIGNED, DEDICATED AND INSCRIBED BY BRAHMS TO CLARA SCHUMANN on May 23rd Actual price: USD $178,750.
  12. Ketterer Kunst Doerling Biblia germanica Biblia, deutsch. on May 22nd Actual price: USD $161,280.
  13. Sothebys ALEXANDER THE GREAT  on May 25th Actual price: USD $161,250.
  14. Sothebys AUTOGRAPH SKETCHLEAF FOR THE SECOND SYMPHONY IN C MINOR ("RESURRECTION") on May 23rd Actual price: USD $138,125.
  15. Sothebys AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF "DOUBLES" FOR LARGE ORCHESTRA, SIGNED WITH INITIALS AND INSCRIBED BY THE COMPOSER TO THE CONDUCTOR IGOR MARKEVITCH on May 23rd Actual price: USD $130,000.
  16. Sothebys AUTOGRAPH WORKING DRAFTS FOR ACT I OF DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER AND EINE FAUST-OVERTÜRE on May 23rd Actual price: USD $121,875.
  17. Skinner Marie-José en robe jaune on May 19th Actual price: USD $98,400.
  18. Sothebys TSARSKAYA (IMPERATORSKAYA) OKHOTA NA RUSI [THE ROYAL (IMPERIAL) HUNT IN RUSSIA]. on May 23rd Actual price: USD $97,500.
  19. Sothebys Bible. New Testament. German DAS NEW TESTAMENT [TRANSLATED BY MARTIN LUTHER]. on May 23rd Actual price: USD $97,500.
  20. Sothebys PIÈCES DE CLAVESSIN AVEC UNE MÉTHODE POUR LA MÉCHANIQUE DES DOIGTS, OÙ L'ON ENSEIGNE LES MOYENS DE SE PROCURER UNE PARFAIT EXÉCUTION SUR CET INSTRUMENT, PARIS: HOCHEREAU, BOUVIN & THE AUTHOR, [1724] on May 23rd Actual price: USD $97,500.
  21. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers Guernica (Orange), 1977 on May 23rd Actual price: USD $81,250.
  22. Sothebys Book of Hours, Use of Rome, in Latin and French  on May 23rd Actual price: USD $81,250.
  23. Christies Sea of Buddha (0010, 0011, 0012), 1995 on May 18th Actual price: USD $81,250.
  24. Ketterer Kunst Doerling Discours of Voyages into ye Easte & West Indies. on May 22nd Actual price: USD $80,640.
  25. Sothebys IMPORTANT CONTEMPORARY MANUSCRIPT OF THE EARLY ORGAN PRELUDE AND FUGUE IN C MAJOR, BWV 531, IN THE HAND OF JOHANNES RINGK on May 23rd Actual price: USD $73,125.



33 total sales reported this week:

Old World Auctions. Antique Maps, Globes, Charts, Atlases & Vintage Graphics - online bidstart 4/12 on April 26th: 70.70%
ALDE. Original Editions and Illustrated Books on May 24th: 67.28%
Ketterer Kunst Doerling. Valuable Books - Part 2 on May 22nd: 65.51%
Ketterer Kunst Doerling. Rare Books on May 22nd: 84.31%
Sothebys. Alexander Iolas - Prints on May 25th: 93.55%
Swann Galleries. Graphic Design on May 25th: 65.15%
Doyle New York. The Estate of Aileen Mehle on May 24th: 76.47%
Mid Hudson Auction Galleries. The Sam Norkin Collection of Illustration and Caricature - Day 2 on May 21st: 46.93%
Mid Hudson Auction Galleries. Sam Norkin Collection of Illustration and Caricature - Day 1 on May 20th: 70.61%
Swann Galleries. 19th and 20th Century Literature on May 16th: 86.30%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Fine Photographs and Photobooks on May 18th: 41.14%
JellyFishTree. May Online Collectable Book Auction on May 17th: 23.05%
Marc van de Wiele Auctions. Books on May 20th: 72.55%
Rago Arts and Auctions. THE SOLANA COLLECTION OF LALIQUE GLASS - Catalogues, prints on May 20th: 100.00%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Fine Prints on May 23rd: 71.89%
Bonhams. The Sporting Sale - Books and Prints on May 23rd: 76.92%
Sothebys. Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts and Continental Books on May 23rd: 60.94%
Sothebys. Musical Manuscripts on May 23rd: 83.33%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on May 23rd: 73.68%
Christian Hesse Auktionen. Spring Auction - Prints, Photographs, Books on May 21st: 74.33%
Brunk Auctions. Live Auction - Books, Prints on May 20th: 80.77%
Clars Auction Gallery. Antiques, Asian and Fine Arts: Prints on May 21st: 73.58%
Clars Auction Gallery. Furniture, Art, Jewelry, Asian - Prints on May 20th: 79.55%
RR Auction. John F. Kennedy - Online bidstart 5/11 on May 18th: 33.71%
Eldreds. Spring Evening Sale on May 18th: 73.33%
Skinner. Fine Prints and Photographs on May 19th: 87.57%
Christies. Photographs on May 18th: 76.29%
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Rare and Used Books on May 12th: 94.14%
Burgersdijk and Niermans. Rare Books, Prints and Manuscripts on May 10th: 88.51%
Burgersdijk and Niermans. Rare Books on May 9th: 88.18%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 5/14 on May 21st: 95.14%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 5/14 on May 21st: 99.50%


For the week ahead 35 sales are scheduled:

Mon. May. 29th
Australian Book Auctions. Armadale, . The Collection of Michael Aitkin, Esq. The Port Phillip District of New South Wales, The Colony of V. 235 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 117 lots

Tue. May. 30th
Bubb Kuyper. 2011 KM Haarlem. Books, Manuscripts, Prints - Part 1. 1153 lots
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . Collection of Posters on the Theme of SNCF. 268 lots
Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers. Kilkenny. Rare Books, Literature, & Sporting Collectibles. 877 lots
Bubb Kuyper. 2011 KM Haarlem. Books, Manuscripts, Prints - Part 2. 694 lots
Il Ponte. Milan. Interior Decorations - Day 1 - Prints, Postal. 14 lots

Wed. May. 31st
ALDE. Paris. Travel Books, Maps and Plans - Atlases - Globes. 398 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Photography. 363 lots
Chiswick Auctions. London. Printed Books and Manuscripts. 322 lots
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . Fine Art, Decorative Art - Prints. 37 lots
Bubb Kuyper. 2011 KM Haarlem. Books, Manuscripts, Prints - Part 3. 1159 lots
Bubb Kuyper. 2011 KM Haarlem. Books, Manuscripts, Prints - Part 4. 553 lots
Il Ponte. Milan. Interior Decorations - Day 2 - Militaria: Books, Prints. 12 lots
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Lee's Summit . Signed Prints by Local Artists. 134 lots
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Books of Travel, Exploration, Geography.

Thu. Jun. 1st
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Cape Town. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 5/25. 355 lots
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Ancient and Modern Books - Travel. 290 lots
Vermot de Pas. Paris. Cinema Posters. 200 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Modern Literature. 95 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. The Richard Beagle Collection of Angling & Sporting Books, Part I. 318 lots
Il Ponte. Milan. Interior Decorations - Day 3 - Modern Art, Prints. 127 lots
Bubb Kuyper. 2011 KM Haarlem. Books, Manuscripts, Prints - Part 5. 981 lots
Bubb Kuyper. 2011 KM Haarlem. Books, Manuscripts, Prints - Part 6. 385 lots
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. A look on the twentieth century # 15 : Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints.

Fri. Jun. 2nd
Skinner. Marlborough. Books and Manuscripts - Online bidstart 5/23. 591 lots
Nosbüsch & Stucke. Berlin. Rare Books and Prints - Day 1. 517 lots
Bubb Kuyper. 2011 KM Haarlem. Books, Manuscripts, Prints - Part 7. 902 lots

Sat. Jun. 3rd
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. Property from the Camilla and Earl McGrath Collection - Books, Prints and Ephemera. 134 lots
Nosbüsch & Stucke. Berlin. Rare Books and Prints - Day 2. 889 lots
Arader Galleries. New York City. Summer 2017 Sale. 271 lots
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. West, Everest, Exploration, 16th Century.
Treadway Toomey Auctions. Oak Park. 20th Century Art and Design - Prints.

Sun. Jun. 4th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 5/28.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 5/28.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <center><b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Books & Works on Paper<br>Live Online<br>2 December 2020</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Dec. 2:</b> Rackham (Arthur). 'The Skein', original pen, ink and watercolour drawing. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Dec. 2:</b> Vico (Giambattista). <i>Principj di una scienza nuova,</i> FIRST EDITION, Felice Mosca, Naples,1725. £8,000 to £12,000.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Dec. 2:</b> <i>Bauerkeller's New Embossed Plan of London,</i> first edition, Ackermann & Co., 1841. £1,800 to £2,200.
    <center><b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Books & Works on Paper<br>Live Online<br>2 December 2020</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Dec. 2:</b> Bible, English, Coverdale's Version, J. Nycolson, Southwark, [1535]. £6,000 to £8,000.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Dec. 2:</b> Johnson (Samuel). <i>A Dictionary of the English Langauge,</i> 2 vol., fourth edition revised by the author, folio, 1773. £800 to £1,200.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Dec. 2:</b> Orwell (George). <i>The Road to Wigan Pier,</i> first public edition, 8vo., Victor Gollancz, 1937. £1,500 to £2,000.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Dec. 2:</b> Rowling (J. K.) <i>Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone,</i> FIRST EDITION, first printing 1997. £6,000 to £8,000.
  • <b><center>Cowan’s Auctions<br>The Steve Turner Collection<br>of African Americana, Part II<br>December 3, 2020</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> <i>All-Negro Comics</i> Issue #1, 1947. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> Early Memoir of a Black Hairdresser, 1859. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> First Edition <i>Letters of the Late Ignatius Sancho, An African,</i> 1782. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b><center>Cowan’s Auctions<br>The Steve Turner Collection<br>of African Americana, Part II<br>December 3, 2020</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> Bessie Coleman Aero News Vol. 1 Issue 1, May 1930, Signed by William J. Powell. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> Book of Poetry and Music by Formerly Illiterate Author Thomas Young, 1897. $6,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> Cabinet Card of 24th Infantryman, Tombstone, Arizona Territory, circa 1882. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b><center>Cowan’s Auctions<br>The Steve Turner Collection<br>of African Americana, Part II<br>December 3, 2020</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> James Baldwin Portrait by Carl Van Vechten, 1955. $3,500 to $4,500.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> <i>The Pacific Appeal</i> Newspaper, San Francisco, 1877. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> Only Known Copy <i>Spreading Joy,</i> Uplift History of African Americans in Los Angeles, 1937. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b><center>Cowan’s Auctions<br>The Steve Turner Collection<br>of African Americana, Part II<br>December 3, 2020</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> 1940 Los Angeles <i>The Official Central Avenue District Directory.</i> $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> GRÉGOIRE, Henri (French, 1750-1831). <i>An Enquiry Concerning the Intellectual and Moral Faculties, and Literature of Negroes,</i> First American Edition, 1810. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> 1893 Indian Territory Album with Images of Tacky Grayson. $4,000 to $6,000.
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Music, Continental Books<br>and Medieval Manuscripts<br>24 Nov. – 1 Dec. 2020<br>Online</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 24 Nov. – 1 Dec.:</b><br>F. Schubert. Autograph letter to his brother Ferdinand, 4 pages, Zseliz, 1818. £80,000 to £120,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 24 Nov. – 1 Dec.:</b><br>L. v. Beethoven. Fine autograph letter to his librettist Friedrich Treitschke, about their planned opera, 1815. £70,000 to £90,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 24 Nov. – 1 Dec.:</b> Hermann Hesse, Highly important series of 62 letters and postcards to Stefan Zweig, 1903-1938. £60,000 to £80,000.
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Music, Continental Books<br>and Medieval Manuscripts<br>24 Nov. – 1 Dec. 2020<br>Online</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 24 Nov. – 1 Dec.:</b> Book of Hours, Use of Reims, illuminated manuscript on vellum [France, late 15th century]. £40,000 to £60,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 24 Nov. – 1 Dec.:</b> Armenian gospel book, illuminated manuscript on vellum, seventeenth century, tooled calf binding. £7,000 to £10,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 24 Nov. – 1 Dec.:</b><br>C. Goldoni. Ten autograph letters signed to the Genoese nobleman Cristoforo Spinola, Venice 1742-1743. £7,000 to £9,000.
  • <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>December Sale<br>December 5, 2020</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> SHERBURNE, BRANTZ, and WIRGMAN. The Original Drawings of the First Modern Scientific Survey of the Patapsco River and Chesapeake Bay. $350,000 to $500,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> LAFON, Barthelemy. The Earliest Comprehensive Survey of Louisiana and its Adjacent Regions. $350,000 to $450,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> Giacomo GASTALDI. The Most Important Renaissance Wall Map of Asia Published in the 16th Century – with all four sheets having full margins. $300,000 to $400,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>December Sale<br>December 5, 2020</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> CAO, Junyi. The Most Important Map of China to Come to Market in 50 Years. One of only three known copies of the last Ming Dynasty world map. $325,000 to $375,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> ORTELIUS, Abraham. Ortelius Atlas Spanish 1588 Magnificently Rich Original Hand Color in Full. $225,000 to $350,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> An Exceptionally Fine and Historically Important Manuscript Map Showing the Origins of Texas in the 19th Century. $250,000 to $350,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>December Sale<br>December 5, 2020</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> PRICE, William and BONNER, John. Map of Boston 1769. $225,000 to $325,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> John James AUDUBON. Audubon’s Brilliant Icon, That Has Never Been Equaled for Drama. $150,000 to $250,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> Pierre-Joseph REDOUTE. Original Watercolor, Red Lily. $175,000 to $250,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>December Sale<br>December 5, 2020</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> John James AUDUBON. The Most Famous Image of a Bird in All of History. $150,000 to $200,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> Martin WALDSEEMULLER. The Finest Example in Existence of Martin Waldseemuller’s Map of the New World, with Spectacular Full Original Color. $150,000 to $200,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> GORDON, Peter. The First State of the First View of Savannah: The Template for American Urban Planning. $100,000 to $150,000.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Oscar Wilde, <i>“The secret of life is in Art,”</i> autograph quotation dated and signed, 1882. Sold for $15,600.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> <i>Manhattan Gay Scene Guide 1969, Summer Edition,</i> Mattachine Book Service. Sold for $3,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Toyen, pen & ink illustration from <i>Marquis de Sade: Justina cili prokletí ctnosti,</i> 1932. Sold for $26,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Antonio Lopez, 9 men’s fashion studies, graphite, 1974. Sold for $6,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Harvey Milk, 2 autograph letters signed, to Pat Mormon, during US Navy service, 1954. Sold for $2,210.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Daniel Abraham, original art for <i>Stonewall Romances,</i> pen, ink & gouache, 1979. Sold for $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> David Wojnarowicz, <i>Untitled (Genet with Dog),</i> mixed media collage. Sold for $27,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Susie Gaynes & Amy E. Bartell, <i>March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights,</i> 1987. Sold for $1,188.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> <i>Paris is Burning,</i> photo offset poster by Anne Dutlinger, signed by film director Jennie Livingston, 1991. Sold for $1,500.
  • <center><b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers<br>Christmas Rare Books<br>& Collectors’ Sale<br>9 & 10 December 2020</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> Joyce (James), <i>Ulysses,</i> 4to, Paris: (Shakespeare & Co.) 1922, First Edn. €7,000 to €9,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> Of the Utmost Rarity with Swift Association. Harward (Michael). <i>Philomath. A New Almanack for the Year of Our Lord,</i> 1666. €6,000 to €9,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> With Full Complement of Hand Coloured & Other Plates. Rosellini (Ippolito). <i>Monumenti dell Egitto e della Nubia,</i> Vols. I, II, & III Plate Volumes only. €5,000 to €7,000.
    <center><b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers<br>Christmas Rare Books<br>& Collectors’ Sale<br>9 & 10 December 2020</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> With Magnificent Hand Coloured Plates. [Bivort, Debabay, & others] <i>Annales de Pomologie,</i> 8 vols., folio, Brussels, 1853-1861. €4,000 to €6,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> With Very Fine Coloured Plates & Illustrations. Barbier (George) Vogel (Lucien) & others, <i>Gazette du Bon Ton - Arts-modes et frivolities, </i> 1914 to 1922. €4,000 to €6,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> “I have seen War... I hate War," Signed Presentation Copy to William C. Bullitt, Roosevelt (Franklin D.) August 14, 1936. €3,000 to €4,000.
    <center><b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers<br>Christmas Rare Books<br>& Collectors’ Sale<br>9 & 10 December 2020</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> Victorian Hostess & Horticulturist. An Important Collection Relating to Lady Dorothy Nevill (1826-1913). €2,500 to €3,200.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> Fine Original Portrait Photos of The O'Brien Ladies by Margaret Cameron. Two black and white Photos, each 8" x 10". €1,200 to €1,800.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> James Hume Nesbitt Illustrations: A collection of twelve pen and ink Drawings and Etchings intended for publication as book of illustrations for his thriller novels. €800 to €1,200.
    <center><b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers<br>Christmas Rare Books<br>& Collectors’ Sale<br>9 & 10 December 2020</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> Attributed to Kitagawa Utamavo (1753-1806). A pair of attractive colourful woodblock prints, of Court Ladies in decorative robes with numerous stamps and script. €800 to €1,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> Contemporaneous Notes from Captain Cook's Voyage Travel: [Anon] <i>Voyage to the South Sea by Mr. Banks, Mr. Parkinson and Dr. Solender, with Capt. Cooke,</i> a 7 page m/ss document. €700 to €1,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> Very Rare First U.K. Edition with Yellow Paper Band. Herbert (Frank). <i>Dune,</i> 8vo London (Victor Gollancz Ltd.) 1966. €500 to €700.