• <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.
  • <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
  • <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.

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The Season Begins: 25 Auctions this Week

For the week ended Saturday, September 2nd, 16 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; one denominated in euros, 2 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 12 in US dollars.  Turnover was a slim $888,397 as 3,714 lots were offered and 3,003 lots sold for an 81% success rate.  It was quiet.

 

1 auction saw total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered: 

EldredsThe Prints of Paul Jacoulet on August 23rd: 115.50% 


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

Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 8/20 on August 27th: 99.68% 
Rago Arts and AuctionsUnreserved - Session 2 on August 26th: 99.04% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 8/20 on August 27th: 98.40% 
Rago Arts and AuctionsUnreserved - Session 3 on August 27th: 98.39% 
Rago Arts and AuctionsUnreserved - Session 1 on August 25th: 97.83% 
EldredsThe Prints of Paul Jacoulet on August 23rd: 95.40% 
EldredsAsian Art on August 26th: 94.00% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on August 29th: 93.75% 
Skinner20th Century Design - prints on August 24th: 90.00% 


16 total sales reported this week: 

PBA GalleriesArt and Illustration on August 31st: 70.08% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on August 29th: 93.75% 
Morton SubastasMONCLAU Eclectic Collection Auction: Books, Brochures and Documents on the History of Constitutional on August 29th: 32.32% 
Winter AssociatesANTIQUES; PAINTINGS; ASIAN; SCULPTURE; GLASS; PORCELAIN; SILVER; FURNITURE; ETC. on August 28th: 60.00% 
Addison and SarovaRare Books, Manuscripts and Ephemera on August 26th: 79.15% 
Rago Arts and AuctionsUnreserved - Session 3 on August 27th: 98.39% 
Rago Arts and AuctionsUnreserved - Session 2 on August 26th: 99.04% 
Rago Arts and AuctionsUnreserved - Session 1 on August 25th: 97.83% 
Skinner20th Century Design - prints on August 24th: 90.00% 
EldredsAsian Art on August 26th: 94.00% 
EldredsThe Prints of Paul Jacoulet on August 23rd: 95.40% 
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersBooks - Day 2 on August 25th: 68.38% 
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersBooks - Day 1 on August 24th: 73.07% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art – Antique Engravings & Lithographs – Works on Paper on August 10th: 63.64% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 8/20 on August 27th: 98.40% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 8/20 on August 27th: 99.68% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Morton Subastas UNO DE LOS DOCUMENTOS MAS IMPORTANTES Y RAROS DEL MOVIMIENTO DE INDEPENDENCIA DE MÉXICO: PRIMERA EDICIÓN DEL MANIFIESTO DE LOS INSURGENTES COMANDADOS POR JOSÉ MARAA MORELOS Y PAVÓN, DANDO CUENTA DE LA PUBLICACIÓN, EL DIA ANTERIOR, DEL DECRETO CONSTITUCION on August 29th Actual price: USD $10,800.
  2. PBA Galleries The Koran (Qu'ran) on August 31st Actual price: USD $9,600.
  3. Morton Subastas ESTA ES LA VERDADERA EDICIÓN PRINCIPE DE LA PRIMERA CONSTITUCIÓN POLITICA DE MÉXICO, CON LAS 2 RÚBRICAS MANUSCRITAS DEL SECRETARIO DE ESTADO, D. JUAN GUZMAN. on August 29th Actual price: USD $9,360.
  4. Addison and Sarova Kent, Rockwell. Moby Dick [SIGNED, LTD] on August 26th Actual price: USD $7,800.
  5. Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books Besler - Sunflower on August 10th Actual price: USD $7,205.
  6. Heritage Auctions Fantastic Four #4 on August 27th Actual price: USD $6,573.
  7. Morton Subastas TODO INDICA QUE POR SER MUCHO MAS EXTENSA Y DETALLADA: 190 ARTICULOS, SE PUBLICÓ EN TERCER LUGAR. on August 29th Actual price: USD $6,480.
  8. Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books Besler - Artichoke on August 10th Actual price: USD $6,215.
  9. Eldreds Chinese Flower Seller, Seoul, 1936. on August 23rd Actual price: USD $5,938.
  10. Morton Subastas UNA DE LAS MAS IMPORTANTES REFERENCIAS DE CONSTITUCIONES DE MÉXICO. EDICIÓN PRINCIPE, MUY BUSCADA. LOS TRES TOMOS COMPLETOS CON EL GRABADO DE TORREBLANCA. INCLUYEN LAS CONSTITUCIONES DE COAHUILA - TEJAS, NUEVO MÉXICO, ALTA CALIFORNIA. on August 29th Actual price: USD $5,760.
  11. PBA Galleries Jimi Hendrix Experience, John Mayall and the Blues Breakers, and Albert King at the Fillmore Auditorium and Winterland on August 31st Actual price: USD $5,400.
  12. Rago Arts and Auctions "Calder's Circus," on August 26th Actual price: USD $5,313.
  13. Addison and Sarova Aristotle. De Natura Animalium. Aldus, 1513 on August 26th Actual price: USD $5,100.
  14. Eldreds La Confidente. (The Confidant). on August 23rd Actual price: USD $5,100.
  15. Morton Subastas RARASIMO E HISTÓRICAMENTE MUY IMPORTANTE, A PESAR DE SU MODESTO TATULO, ES UNA VERDADERA CONSTITUCIÓN POLATICA. EN SU ARTACULO 90, POR VEZ PRIMERA SE TRATA EL PROBLEMA AGRARIO. on August 29th Actual price: USD $5,040.
  16. Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books David Roberts - Approach of the Simoon, Desert of Gizeh on August 10th Actual price: USD $5,005.
  17. Addison and Sarova [Military Atlas, 1776, & Other Important Maps] on August 26th Actual price: USD $4,800.
  18. Addison and Sarova Jesse Woodson James, Original Ambrotype on August 26th Actual price: USD $4,800.
  19. PBA Galleries The Merry Wives of Windsor on August 31st Actual price: USD $4,500.
  20. Heritage Auctions Fantastic Four #1 on August 27th Actual price: USD $4,422.
  21. Morton Subastas EL PRIMER DOCUMENTO RELACIONADO CON LA CREACIÓN DE LAS BASES DE GOBIERNO PARA MÉXICO, A SEIS MESES INICIADA SU INDEPENDENCIA, DE ENORME IMPORTANCIA HISTÓRICA. on August 29th Actual price: USD $4,320.
  22. Heritage Auctions Jest Illustration Original Art on August 27th Actual price: USD $4,063.
  23. PBA Galleries The Tale of Peter Rabbit on August 31st Actual price: USD $3,900.
  24. Eldreds La Gerbe d'Anthurium. Angur. M du S. (Anthurium Flowers). on August 23rd Actual price: USD $3,900.
  25. Heritage Auctions Joker Illustration Original Art on August 27th Actual price: USD $3,824.






For the week ahead 25 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Sep. 4th
Moreshet Auctions. Jerusalem. Judaica: Books and Manuscripts. 402 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 53 lots

Tue. Sep. 5th
Rossini. Paris. Prints, Lithographs. 432 lots
Chiswick Auctions. London. Asian Art - Books and Prints. 25 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 8/29. 253 lots

Wed. Sep. 6th
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Exeter. Books, Maps and Prints. 740 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Documents. 539 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Online Auction - Books, Prints. 14 lots
Winner's Auctions and Exhibitions. Jerusalem. Win-One Rosh HaShana (No. 1). 1 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Collectibles Online. 25 lots

Thu. Sep. 7th
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Books and Manuscripts. 253 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Antique Prints. 154 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Books, Prints. 34 lots
Vermot de Pas. Paris. NASA Photographs.

Fri. Sep. 8th
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Lancaster. Rare and Used Books. 452 lots
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. Treasures of the Caren Archive - How History Unfolds on Paper: Live Salesroom Auction. 428 lots

Sat. Sep. 9th
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Fall Estates Auction. 84 lots
Aspire Auctions. Cleveland. Online Sale: Books and Prints - Internet bidstart 9/1. 87 lots
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Coin-Op and Advertising - Posters and Lithographs. 57 lots
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. Fine Auction - Art and Design - Prints. 17 lots
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs. 29 lots
Gibson Auction Inc.. Orange County. Civil War Relics.
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books.

Sun. Sep. 10th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 9/3.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 9/3.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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> 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.
  • <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>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.