• <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>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

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Twenty-one Auctions Archived, 35 Auctions Scheduled this Week

For the week ended Saturday, June 3, 2017, 21 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; one sale denominated in Australian dollars, 12 in euros, 1 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 6 in US dollars.  Sales totaled $2,973,769 as 6,131 lots were offered and 4,397 sold for a 72% success rate.

 

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

Brunk AuctionsOnline Sale: Naturalist Prints and More... Internet bidstart 5/11 on May 25th: 205.37% 
Australian Book AuctionsThe Collection of Michael Aitkin, Esq. The Port Phillip District of New South Wales, The Colony of V on May 29th: 141.64% 
AguttesCollection of Posters on the Theme of SNCF on May 30th: 128.28% 
Il PonteBooks, Manuscripts and Engravings on May 22nd: 109.83% 


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

National Book AuctionsBooks on May 20th: 100.00% 
Australian Book AuctionsThe Collection of Michael Aitkin, Esq. The Port Phillip District of New South Wales, The Colony of V on May 29th: 99.57% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 5/21 on May 28th: 99.34% 
Aspire AuctionsArt - Prints - bidstart 5/19 on May 27th: 95.83% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 5/21 on May 28th: 95.31% 
Brunk AuctionsOnline Sale: Naturalist Prints and More... Internet bidstart 5/11 on May 25th: 91.23% 
Forum AuctionsImportant Books and Manuscripts on May 24th: 80.43% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Il Ponte Le donne famose (De mulieribus claris). on May 22nd Actual price: USD $75,600.
  2. Aguttes Histoire des Oiseaux Peints dans tous leurs aspects, apparens et sensibles, ornée de planches coloriées. on June 22nd Actual price: USD $50,800.
  3. Aguttes EXPLORATION ANTARCTIQUE - Expéditions Charcot. on May 12th Actual price: USD $29,726.
  4. Il Ponte Horae Beatae Mariae Virginis. on May 22nd Actual price: USD $28,000.
  5. ALDE Observations sur la Virginie, traduites de l'anglois. on May 31st Actual price: USD $27,328.
  6. Aguttes Les Maîtres de l'affiche" - Publication mensuelle contenant la reproduction en couleur des plus belles affiches illustrées de la fin du XIXe siècle. on May 12th Actual price: USD $27,140.
  7. Australian Book Auctions AN ACCOUNT OF THE ENGLISH COLONY IN NEW SOUTH WALES, on May 29th Actual price: USD $23,050.
  8. Morton Subastas Mexico Illustrated in Twenty-Six Drawings. on May 31st Actual price: USD $21,600.
  9. Forum Auctions Vitruvius Britannicus, or The British Architect… on May 24th Actual price: USD $17,738.
  10. Morton Subastas Mapa de los Estados Unidos Mejicanos Arreglado a la Distribución que en Diversos Decretos ha Hecho del Territorio el Congreso General Mejicano. on May 31st Actual price: USD $16,800.
  11. Forum Auctions Bible, Latin.- Biblia Latina cum postillis Nicolai de Lyra et expositionibus Guilelmi Britonis on May 24th Actual price: USD $16,125.
  12. Il Ponte [Composite Atlas]. on May 22nd Actual price: USD $15,400.
  13. Il Ponte Summa de casibus conscientiae. on May 22nd Actual price: USD $15,400.
  14. Aguttes Carte générale de la France faite en 1744. on November 15th Actual price: USD $15,309.
  15. Forum Auctions Shahnama [The Book of Kings] on May 24th Actual price: USD $13,706.
  16. PIASA Yamamoto, 1997 on May 23rd Actual price: USD $12,740.
  17. Il Ponte Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica. on May 22nd Actual price: USD $12,600.
  18. Il Ponte Danthe alighieri fiorentino. on May 22nd Actual price: USD $12,600.
  19. Aguttes Corona Florida Medicimae sive De conservatione sanitatis. Venezia per Johannem de For­livio et Gregorium Fratres, die XX mensis Junii M CCCC LXXXXI on November 15th Actual price: USD $12,526.
  20. Morton Subastas Bando. on May 31st Actual price: USD $11,400.
  21. Il Ponte Compendio y Philosophia y Destreza de las armas reducido a su simplicidad di rigido a Don Juan Ferdinando Baron de Quienburg Saragozza, 1625. on May 22nd Actual price: USD $11,200.
  22. ALDE Voyage autour du monde, principalement à la Californie et aux Iles Sandwich, pendant les années 1826, 1827, 1828, et 1829. on May 31st Actual price: USD $10,931.
  23. Australian Book Auctions SIT NOMEN DOMINI BENEDICTUM. THE EUREKA STOCKADE. on May 29th Actual price: USD $10,638.
  24. Il Ponte BATTHYANY, Conte Antonio Giuseppe. on May 22nd Actual price: USD $9,800.
  25. Aguttes LIVRE D'HEURES (usage de Châlons-sur-Marne: matines, «Benedicta tu / Sancta maria»; tierce, «Rubum quem / Paradisi porta»; vêpres, «Beata mater / Beata es virgo») on May 12th Actual price: USD $9,743.



21 total sales reported this week:

PBA Galleries. The Richard Beagle Collection of Angling & Sporting Books, Part I on June 1st: 66.04%
ALDE. Travel Books, Maps and Plans - Atlases - Globes on May 31st: 51.51%
Forum Auctions. Important Books and Manuscripts on May 24th: 80.43%
Australian Book Auctions. The Collection of Michael Aitkin, Esq. The Port Phillip District of New South Wales, The Colony of V on May 29th: 99.57%
Morton Subastas. Books of Travel, Exploration, Geography on May 31st: 46.87%
Aguttes. Antiquarian Books and Documents on May 12th: 52.94%
Aguttes. Books and Old Paper on June 22nd: 52.00%
Aguttes. Books and Manuscripts on November 15th: 56.11%
Aguttes. Collection of Posters on the Theme of SNCF on May 30th: 79.10%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on May 30th: 74.36%
Aspire Auctions. Art - Prints - bidstart 5/19 on May 27th: 95.83%
Brunk Auctions. Online Sale: Naturalist Prints and More... Internet bidstart 5/11 on May 25th: 91.23%
Neret Minet and Tessier. Marine - Voyages on June 29th: 47.54%
Neret Minet and Tessier. Imagery on December 11th: 38.60%
Neret Minet and Tessier. Posters on May 19th: 46.09%
PIASA. Photographs on May 23rd: 26.62%
Il Ponte. Books, Manuscripts and Engravings on May 22nd: 76.64%
National Book Auctions. Books on May 20th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 5/21 on May 28th: 95.31%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 5/21 on May 28th: 99.34%
Marc van de Wiele Auctions. Books on May 20th: 72.55%


For the week ahead 35 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jun. 5th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 53 lots
Il Ponte. Milan. Interior Decoration - Day 4 - Prints. 23 lots
Bonhams. New York. Animation Art. 292 lots
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . Art - Prints. 24 lots

Tue. Jun. 6th
Bonhams. New York. Modern and Contemporary Prints and Multiples. 180 lots
Il Ponte. Milan. Interior Decoration - Day 5 - Books. 525 lots
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Jewish and Israeli History and Culture. 506 lots
Chiswick Auctions. London. General - Books and Prints. 26 lots

Wed. Jun. 7th
Swann Galleries. New York. Maps and Atlases, Natural History and Color Plate Books. 428 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Three Day Books and Ephemera Sale. 1223 lots
Sothebys. London. The Library of William O’Brien: Property of the Milltown Park Charitable Trust. 379 lots
Bonhams. New York. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 357 lots
Moreshet Auctions. Jerusalem. Judaica - Books, Manuscripts, Letters. 64 lots
Purcell Auctioneers. Birr. Antiques and Collectables -Books and Prints. 70 lots
Il Ponte. Milan. Interior Decorations - Day 6. 48 lots

Thu. Jun. 8th
ALDE. Paris. Autograph Letters and Manuscripts. 423 lots
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. Historical and Pop Culture. 133 lots
Il Ponte. Milan. Interior Decorations - Day 7. 29 lots
Christies. Paris. Contemporary Art Day Auction - Prints. 13 lots
Forum Auctions in Italy. Roma. Antiquarian and Rare Books. 80 lots

Fri. Jun. 9th
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. American History. 331 lots
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH. Berlin-Schoneberg. Old and Modern Art, Modern Photography, Antiques. 205 lots
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. Animation and Disneyana. 650 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Books and Prints - Live auction begins May 30. 43 lots
Il Ponte. Milan. Interior Decorations - Day 8. 12 lots
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Lee's Summit . Our 19th Annual Spring Art Auction - Prints. 68 lots

Sat. Jun. 10th
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . June Estates Auction. 61 lots
Potomack Company. Alexandria. Live Auction - Books, Prints. 25 lots
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. The Grossman/Nicholson Collection II. 438 lots
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Cleveland. Works on Paper - Prints.
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . Automobilia. 82 lots
Rago Arts and Auctions. Lambertville. Remix: Effortless Style - Prints and Photographs. 18 lots

Sun. Jun. 11th
Grogan and Company. Dedham. The June Auction - Prints. 22 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 6/4.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 6/4.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <center><b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers<br>Rare Books & Literature Sale<br>December 10, 2019</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 10:</b> Archive of almost 500 Quaker letters written between leading members of the Society of Friends in Ireland between about 1770 and 1830. €10,000 to €15,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 10:</b> Heraldic Grants to the Delaval Family of Northumberland Manuscripts: 9 May 1761. Patent of Stephen Martin Leake. €2,000 to €3,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 10:</b> Unique Manuscript – Miniature Book by Seamus Heaney. Holograph manuscript copy by Heaney of his poem <i>Mad Sweeney’s Praise of Trees</i>. €2,000 to €3,000.
    <center><b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers<br>Rare Books & Literature Sale<br>December 10, 2019</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 10:</b> Yeats, Mangan and John McCall, with an ALS Yeats [W.B.]. <i>The Wanderings of Ossian and other Poems.</i> London, 1889. €2,000 to €3,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 10:</b> Heaney (Seamus). <i>Toome</i>, illustrated by Jane Proctor. National College of Art and Design 1980. Extremely rare Heaney title limited to 15 copies. €1,500 to €2,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 10:</b> Young (Ella). <i>Celtic Wonder Tales,</i> illustrated by Maud Gonne (four colour plates and other decorations). 1910. Signed by Gonne with an original sketch. €1,000 to €1,500.
    <center><b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers<br>Rare Books & Literature Sale<br>December 10, 2019</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 10:</b> The Yeats Brothers “Jack & William” Yeats (Jack B.) RHA (1839-1922). An attractive small pencil portrait of his son Jack Yeats, aged perhaps 10-12, drawing of a bearded man on rear [with] a second drawing. €1,000 to €1500.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 10:</b> 18th c. Manuscript Volumes on French Peerage Manuscript: “Recueil de tous les actes concernant les Ducs & Pairs de France… Depuis l’an 900 jusqu’en 1660.” €1,500 to €2,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 10:</b> Churchill (Winston Spencer). <i>The River War, An Historical Account of The Reconquest of the Soudan.</i> 2 vols. roy 8vo L. 1899. First Edn. €800 to €1200.
    <center><b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers<br>Rare Books & Literature Sale<br>December 10, 2019</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 10:</b> Important Scientific Association Presentation Copy - Tyndall (John). <i>Heat considered as A Mode of Motion…</i> 1863. €600 to €800.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 10:</b> Receipt Signed by Chippewa Chiefs Document dated 24 May 1845 signed by five “Chippewa chiefs on the River Thames.” €400 to €600.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 10:</b> Bury (Lady Charlotte). <i>The Three Great Sanctuaries of Tuscany, Valombrosa, Camaldoli, Laverna.</i> Lg. oblong folio L. (J. Murray) 1833. First Edn. €250 to €350.
  • <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> 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> 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.