• <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.
  • <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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21 Auctions Archived, 22 More This Week

For the week ending Saturday, July 8, 21 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database, 8 in U.S. dollars, 4 in British pounds, 6 in euros, 2 in Swiss francs, and 1 in Mexican pesos. Sales were $9.2 million ($9,199,970 for those keeping exact score) as 10,678 lots were offered and 6,839 were sold. That was a soft 64% sell-through rate, while the average lot price came in at $1,345.

 

3 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Profiles in History. Hollywood - Day 1 on June 26th: $1,640,036
Heritage Auctions. Animation Art on July 2nd: $1,415,570
Profiles in History. Hollywood Auction - Day 2 on June 27th: $1,083,550

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

Kedem Auction. Jewish and Israeli History and Culture on June 27th: 259.03%
Profiles in History. Hollywood - Day 1 on June 26th: 135.18%
Profiles in History. Hollywood Auction - Day 3 on June 28th: 120.20%
Neret Minet and Tessier. Benjamin Rabier on July 3rd: 113.53%
Winner's Auctions and Exhibitions. Books and Manuscripts on June 20th: 105.47%


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

Heritage Auctions. Animation Art on July 2nd: 99.13%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 6/25 on July 2nd: 98.85%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 6/25 on July 2nd: 98.11%
Profiles in History. Hollywood - Day 1 on June 26th: 90.46%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on June 29th: 86.17%
Winner's Auctions and Exhibitions. Books and Manuscripts on June 20th: 82.65%

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Profiles in History Casablanca producer Hal Wallis' copy of the shooting script with additional Warner Bros. production file. on June 27th Actual price: USD $168,000.
  2. Profiles in History Edgar Wallace's personal film typescript for King Kong with Wallace's handwritten revisions. on June 27th Actual price: USD $120,000.
  3. Profiles in History Peter Ostrum "Charlie Bucket" Golden Ticket from Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory - Mel Stuart. on June 27th Actual price: USD $96,000.
  4. Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen Das Kapital. Kritik der politischen Oekonomie. Erster Band. Buch 1: Der Produktionsprocess des Kapitals. on July 1st Actual price: USD $84,750.
  5. Winner's Auctions and Exhibitions Letter. Professor Einstein expresses his opinion, "What is the primary worry of the Creator?" Princeton, 1954 on June 20th Actual price: USD $84,000.
  6. OSENAT Lettre autographe signée « Bonapart » au Directeur Paul BARRAS. on July 2nd Actual price: USD $69,825.
  7. Koller Auctions Drei Akte im Wald. 1933. on July 1st Actual price: USD $62,920.
  8. Ader Dada. on June 23rd Actual price: USD $62,585.
  9. Winner's Auctions and Exhibitions An Extraordinarily Rare Letter from Rabbi Gershon Chanoch Leiner of Radzin, Ba'al HaTecheilet on June 20th Actual price: USD $62,400.
  10. Heritage Auctions Fantasia "Night on Bald Mountain" Concept Painting by Kay Nielsen on July 2nd Actual price: USD $59,750.
  11. Winner's Auctions and Exhibitions "Shabbat Shuva" sermon in the handwriting of the Chatam Sofer on June 20th Actual price: USD $57,600.
  12. Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen Bible. Eaux-fortes originales de Marc Chagall. 2 Bde. on July 1st Actual price: USD $51,980.
  13. Winner's Auctions and Exhibitions Letter. Prof. Einstein with handwritten formulas, Princeton 1951 on June 20th Actual price: USD $50,400.
  14. Winner's Auctions and Exhibitions "Sefer HaLevush." Personal copy of kabbalist Rabbi Shmuel Vital, son of Rabbi Chaim Vital, with many glosses in his handwriting on June 20th Actual price: USD $48,000.
  15. Winner's Auctions and Exhibitions "Meor Einayim." "Yismach Lev." Discovery, first, unknown variant! First Edition. Slavuta, [1798] on June 20th Actual price: USD $48,000.
  16. Neret Minet and Tessier «Tintin soigne un scout». on July 3rd Actual price: USD $47,025.
  17. Profiles in History The Wizard of Oz complete shooting script. on June 27th Actual price: USD $45,000.
  18. Koller Auctions Two paintings: Dagwood. 1984. on July 1st Actual price: USD $42,952.
  19. Profiles in History Max Factor archive of (130+) sample hair locks from golden age Hollywood stars. on June 27th Actual price: USD $42,000.
  20. Profiles in History Marilyn Monroe's (Norma Jeane Dougherty) first signed studio contract with Twentieth Century-Fox. on June 27th Actual price: USD $39,000.
  21. Profiles in History The Wizard of Oz book signed by major cast including Toto's paw prints & Judy Garland inscribed. on June 27th Actual price: USD $38,400.
  22. Koller Auctions Violin Concert. 1903. on July 1st Actual price: USD $37,960.
  23. Profiles in History Hollywood icons massive collection of (200+) signed oversize photographs. on June 26th Actual price: USD $37,120.
  24. Profiles in History Tom Jung original sketch for the proposed 1-sheet poster for Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. on June 28th Actual price: USD $36,000.
  25. Profiles in History Tom Jung (2) original color studies of "Luke Skywalker" & "Princess Leia" from Star Wars Episode IV. on June 28th Actual price: USD $36,000.


21 total sales reported this week:

Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. Books, Maps and Prints on July 1st: 45.93%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Cricket Books and Works on Paper on July 5th: 61.45%
Morton Subastas. Old and Contemporary Photographs, Engravings, Lithographs, Books and Documents on July 5th: 32.50%
Bonhams. Prints and Multiples on July 5th: 63.74%
Sothebys. Treasures: Lot 19, Adolph Menzel Book on July 5th: 0.00%
Profiles in History. Hollywood Auction - Day 3 on June 28th: 68.12%
Profiles in History. Hollywood Auction - Day 2 on June 27th: 78.45%
Profiles in History. Hollywood - Day 1 on June 26th: 90.46%
Neret Minet and Tessier. Benjamin Rabier on July 3rd: 60.13%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on July 4th: 77.33%
Heritage Auctions. Animation Art on July 2nd: 99.13%
OSENAT. Empire at Fontainebleau on July 2nd: 76.29%
Koller Auctions. Prints and Multiples on July 1st: 79.73%
Koller Auctions. Prints and Multiples, Photography on July 1st: 45.26%
Ader. Ancient and Modern Books on June 23rd: 64.81%
Vermot de Pas. Cinema Posters on June 22nd: 27.50%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on June 29th: 86.17%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 6/25 on July 2nd: 98.11%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 6/25 on July 2nd: 98.85%
Winner's Auctions and Exhibitions. Books and Manuscripts on June 20th: 82.65%
Kedem Auction. Jewish and Israeli History and Culture on June 27th: 72.73%


For the week ahead 22 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jul. 10th
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Great American July Auction - Session three: prints, books, ephemera. 274 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 475 lots
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . Prints. 46 lots
Quagga Rare Books and Art. Cape Town. Photographs and Photobooks - Internet bidstart 7/3. 50 lots

Tue. Jul. 11th
Sothebys. London. English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations, including The Garrett Herman Collec. 399 lots
Vermot de Pas. Paris. Books, Posters, Photographs. 173 lots

Wed. Jul. 12th
Christies. London - King Street. Printed Books and Manuscripts. 260 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints. 33 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 6/26. 827 lots

Thu. Jul. 13th
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Cape Town. Books - Internet Bidstart 10/87/6. 379 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Art and Illustration - Fine Children's Literature. 364 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Caricatures. 133 lots
Forum Auctions in Italy. Roma. Antiquarian and Rare Books.
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Lee's Summit . Summer Collections - Books, Prints - Internet Bidstart 6/19. 156 lots

Fri. Jul. 14th
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Lancaster. Rare and Used Books. 448 lots
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH. Berlin-Schoneberg. Rare Books, Prints and Historical Photographs. 1034 lots

Sat. Jul. 15th
Mid Hudson Auction Galleries. Cornwall-on-Hudson, . Fine Art - Audubon, Gould, Sam Norkin. 484 lots
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books.
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints. 151 lots

Sun. Jul. 16th
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Antiques, Asian and Fine Arts: Prints. 37 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/9.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 1/297/9.

This is certainly not the busiest time of the year, but there will still be a decent selection of material in the weeks ahead for those not on vacation.

Michael Stillman

RBH and AE

  • <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.
  • <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.