• <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
  • <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>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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Twenty-nine Auctions Archived, 11 Sales this Week

For the week ended Saturday, July 22nd, 29 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 5 sales denominated in euros, 5 in British pounds, and 19 in US dollars.  Turnover was $15,177,824 as 9,300 lots were offered and 6,761 sold for a 73% success rate.  We are in the summer quiet.

 

4 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 


ChristiesPrinted Books and Manuscripts on July 12th: $5,986,988 
SothebysEnglish Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations, including The Garrett Herman Collec on July 11th: $3,475,277 
SothebysSpace Exploration on July 20th: $1,612,188 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on July 10th: $1,045,528 

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

SothebysSpace Exploration on July 20th: 157.44% 
SothebysEnglish Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations, including The Garrett Herman Collec on July 11th: 134.61% 
Cowans AuctionsProperty from N. Flayderman & Co.: Online Timed Auction - Internet bidstart 7/6 on July 18th: 120.86% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on July 10th: 117.18% 


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

Forum Auctions in ItalyAntiquarian and Rare Books on July 13th: 100.00% 
SkinnerIrresistible. Unreserved. - Books, Prints - bidstart 6/21 on July 7th: 100.00% 
Dirk Soulis AuctionsSummer Collections - Books, Prints - Internet Bidstart 6/19 on July 13th: 98.72% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/9 on July 16th: 98.66% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 1/297/9 on July 16th: 96.25% 
Cowans AuctionsProperty from N. Flayderman & Co.: Online Timed Auction - Internet bidstart 7/6 on July 18th: 94.22% 
Dirk Soulis AuctionsOur 19th Annual Spring Art Auction - Prints on June 9th: 94.12% 
Clars Auction GalleryPrints on July 15th: 90.73% 
Winter AssociatesPrints on July 10th: 86.96% 
SothebysSpace Exploration on July 20th: 86.71% 
Fonsie Mealy AuctioneersRare Books, Literature, & Sporting Collectibles on May 30th: 85.52% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsFine Books and Manuscripts on July 8th: 84.53% 
ChristiesPrinted Books and Manuscripts on July 12th: 82.69% 
Goldberg Coins and CollectiblesCollectibles and Space Memorabilia on July 9th: 81.33% 
Clars Auction GalleryAntiques, Asian and Fine Arts: Prints on July 16th: 81.08% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT NOTES ON CLASSICAL CHINESE LITERATURE, on July 11th Actual price: USD $916,175.
  2. Christies Exercitia Spiritualia. on July 12th Actual price: USD $388,700.
  3. Christies Autograph letter signed ('Albert') to Michele Besso, n.p., n.d. on July 12th Actual price: USD $380,900.
  4. Christies On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection. on July 12th Actual price: USD $349,700.
  5. Christies With glosses according to Nicolaus de Lyra's postils. on July 12th Actual price: USD $310,700.
  6. Sothebys HOUSTON, WE'VE HAD A PROBLEM HERE. THE FLOWN APOLLO 13 FLIGHT PLANAPOLLO 13. FLIGHT PLAN. PART NO. SKB32100082-350. S/N: 1001. [HOUSTON: MANNED SPACECRAFT CENTER, MARCH 16, 1970] on July 20th Actual price: USD $275,000.
  7. Christies GILT BRASS TERRESTRIAL GLOBE -- on July 12th Actual price: USD $240,500.
  8. Christies The Holy Bible, conteyning the Old Testament, and the New: Newly Translated out of the Originall Tongues: & with the former Translations diligently compared and revised by His Maiesties Speciall Commandment. on July 12th Actual price: USD $217,100.
  9. Sothebys ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES BY MEANS OF NATURAL SELECTION, OR THE PRESERVATION OF FAVOURED RACES IN THE STRUGGLE FOR LIFE. on July 11th Actual price: USD $211,250.
  10. Sothebys AUTOGRAPH LETTER, WRITTEN IN THE THIRD PERSON, TO HER NIECE ANNA AUSTEN (LATER LEFROY) on July 11th Actual price: USD $211,250.
  11. Christies Kunyu Wanquo Quantu ‘A Map of the Myriad Countries of the World’ or ‘Complete Geographical Map of all the Kingdoms of the World’. on July 12th Actual price: USD $201,500.
  12. Christies Flore des Antilles, ou histoire générale botanique, rurale et economique des végétaux indigènes des Antilles. on July 12th Actual price: USD $178,100.
  13. Christies Historia destructionis Troiae, in German: Hystori wie Troya erstört ward. on July 12th Actual price: USD $178,100.
  14. Sothebys AN INQUIRY INTO THE NATURE AND CAUSES OF THE WEALTH OF NATIONS. on July 11th Actual price: USD $154,375.
  15. Christies Autograph letter signed ('Albert') to Michele Besso, [Berlin], 31 October 1916. on July 12th Actual price: USD $138,125.
  16. Sothebys THE ZOOLOGY OF THE VOYAGE OF H.M.S. BEAGLE, UNDER THE COMMAND OF CAPTAIN FITZROY, R.N., DURING THE YEARS 1832 TO 1836. on July 11th Actual price: USD $138,125.
  17. Christies Autograph letter signed ('Albert') to Michele Besso, [Princeton], 29 July [1953]. on July 12th Actual price: USD $130,000.
  18. Sothebys STONE ARCHITECTURE ON MARS, DEMONSTRATING MARS' TWO-THIRDS LESS GRAVITY THAN EARTH'S. on July 20th Actual price: USD $125,000.
  19. Christies An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. on July 12th Actual price: USD $113,750.
  20. Forum Auctions Wuthering Heights; Agnes Grey, together 3 vol., … on July 10th Actual price: USD $106,438.
  21. Christies Medals and awards, comprising: on July 12th Actual price: USD $105,625.
  22. RR Auction Dr. John Warren's Revolutionary War Amputation Kits Amputation kits on July 12th Actual price: USD $104,147.
  23. Christies Discours de la methode pour bien conduire sa raison, & chercher la verité dans les sciences. on July 12th Actual price: USD $97,500.
  24. Christies DAVID IN PRAYER, initial ‘B’ cut from a Giant Psalter on vellum illuminated by Liberale da Verona (1441-1526) on July 12th Actual price: USD $97,500.
  25. Christies Areopagitica; a speech […] for the liberty of unlicenc’d printing, to the parliament of England. on July 12th Actual price: USD $89,375.



29 total sales reported this week:

Cowans Auctions. Property from N. Flayderman & Co.: Online Timed Auction - Internet bidstart 7/6 on July 18th: 94.22%
Sothebys. Space Exploration on July 20th: 86.71%
Forum Auctions in Italy. Antiquarian and Rare Books on July 13th: 100.00%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Great American July Auction - Session three: prints, books, ephemera on July 10th: 63.14%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Great American July Auction - Session two: prints, books, ephemera on July 9th: 50.81%
Goldberg Coins and Collectibles. Collectibles and Space Memorabilia on July 9th: 81.33%
Potter and Potter Auctions. Fine Books and Manuscripts on July 8th: 84.53%
Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers. Rare Books, Literature, & Sporting Collectibles on May 30th: 85.52%
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Books - Internet Bidstart 10/87/6 on July 13th: 37.73%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on July 10th: 77.05%
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Our 19th Annual Spring Art Auction - Prints on June 9th: 94.12%
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Summer Collections - Books, Prints - Internet Bidstart 6/19 on July 13th: 98.72%
Tooveys. Prints on July 12th: 75.76%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Caricatures on July 13th: 72.93%
Clars Auction Gallery. Antiques, Asian and Fine Arts: Prints on July 16th: 81.08%
Clars Auction Gallery. Prints on July 15th: 90.73%
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH. Rare Books, Prints and Historical Photographs on July 14th: 42.07%
PBA Galleries. Art and Illustration - Fine Children's Literature on July 13th: 69.23%
RR Auction. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 6/26 on July 12th: 64.09%
Christies. Printed Books and Manuscripts on July 12th: 82.69%
Sothebys. English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations, including The Garrett Herman Collec on July 11th: 66.42%
Winter Associates. Prints on July 10th: 86.96%
Quagga Rare Books and Art. Photographs and Photobooks - Internet bidstart 7/3 on July 10th: 46.00%
Michaans Auctions. Estate Sale - Books and Prints on July 8th: 50.88%
Skinner. Irresistible. Unreserved. - Books, Prints - bidstart 6/21 on July 7th: 100.00%
Vermot de Pas. Books, Posters, Photographs on July 11th: 47.98%
Vermot de Pas. Comics and Original Plates on July 1st: 63.65%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 1/297/9 on July 16th: 96.25%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/9 on July 16th: 98.66%


For the week ahead 11 sales are scheduled:

Tue. Jul. 25th
Potomack Company. Alexandria. July 2017 Online Auction. 40 lots
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Chadds Ford, PA . July Premier Auction - Books and Prints. 57 lots

Wed. Jul. 26th
Chiswick Auctions. London. Printed Books and Manuscripts. 281 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Prints, Ephemera. 34 lots

Thu. Jul. 27th
Copley Fine Art Auctions. Boston. The Sporting Sale - Books and Prints. 65 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Literature and Fine Books. 430 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Rare Books and Works on Paper, including Photographs and Autographs. 277 lots

Sat. Jul. 29th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters. 918 lots
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books.

Sun. Jul. 30th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/23.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 7/23.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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>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>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Churchill (Winston) & Others. 1944 Commonwealth Prime Ministers’ Conference, 27 April 1944. £8,000 to £12,000.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Joyce (James). <i>Ulysses.</i> First English edition, 1922. £800 to £1,200.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Belzoni (Giovanni Battista). <i>Plates Illustrated of the Researches and Operations...in Egypt and Nubia,</i> FIRST EDITION, 1821-1822. £14,375 inc Buyers Premium.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Astor (John Jacob). A collection of rare letters, 9 January 1812- 4 September 1837. £26,000 inc Buyers Premium.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Rowling (J.K.) <i>Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone,</i> FIRST EDITION, first issue, 1997. £27,500 inc Buyers Premium.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Royal Family. Photograph of Queen Elizabeth, George VI, Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret, signed, 1946. £3,640 inc Buyers Premium.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Collodi (Carlo). <i>Le avventure di Pinocchio. Storia di un burattino,</i> FIRST EDITION, 1883. £8,401 inc Buyers Premium.
  • <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.