• <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>The Collection of a Connoisseur:<br>History in Manuscript<br>Online Auction 8-15 July
    <b>Sotheby’s:</b> Elizabeth I. Early letter signed, to Edward North, First Baron North 1560. £12,000 to £18,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s:</b> Catherine II. Empress of Russia Letter signed to Prince Grigori Aleksandrovich [Potemkin] 1784. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s:</b> Nelson. Autograph letter signed, to Captains of Egyptian Club, 3 August 1798. £12,000 to £18,000,
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>The Collection of a Connoisseur:<br>History in Manuscript<br>Online Auction 8-15 July
    <b>Sotheby’s:</b> Charles Darwin. Photograph signed, c.1871 by Oscar Gustave Rejlander. £6,000 to £8,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s:</b> T.E. Lawrence. Autograph letter signed, to Major Littleton, 14 October 1918. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s:</b> Napoleon. Letter signed, ordering General Desaix to sail to Malta, prior to the Egyptian Expedition, 1798. £2,000 to £3,000.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries July 16:</b><br>N.C. Wyeth, <i>The Black Arrow,</i> oil on canvas, for the book by Robert Louis Stevenson, 1916. $150,000 to $250,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries July 16:</b> Laurent de Brunhoff, mixed media color study for <i>Babar’s World Tour,</i> 2005. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries July 16:</b> Hilary Knight, <i>Eloise with Valentine,</i> watercolor, ink & pencil, 2015. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries July 16:</b> Howard Pyle, <i>It was a Comrade from His Own Regiment,</i> oil on canvas, for <i>Harper’s Monthly Magazine,</i> 1909. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries July 16:</b><br>Coby Whitmore, <i>‘Poor baby! You want me so much,’ she said,</i> acrylic, for <i>The Saturday Evening Post,</i> 1968. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries July 16:</b><br>Al Hirschfeld, <i>Charley’s Aunt,</i> pen & ink, for the Broadway revival, <i>The New York Times,</i> 1940. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries July 16:</b><br>Erté, <i>Décor de Laideronnette,</i> gouache set design for third movement of <i>Mother Goose,</i> 1949. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries July 16:</b> Vince McIndoe, <i>Villainous Last Supper, DC Comics,</i> oil on canvas, 2016. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries July 16:</b> Arthur Getz, <i>Rooftop Party,</i> casein tempera, cover illustration for <i>The New Yorker,</i> 1970. $2,000 to $3,000.
  • <center><b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers<br>The Collectors’ Sale<br>July 7 – 15, 2020</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Jul. 7 – 15:</b> O'Fihely, Maurice Abp. <i>Questiones subtilissme Scoti in metaphysicam Aristotelis</i>, Venice (Octavianus Scoti) 20th November 1497. 8,000 to 12,000 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Jul. 7 – 15:</b> Pococke (Richard). <i>A Description of the East and some other Countries,</i> 3 vols. in 2, L. (W. Bowyer) 1743. 2,250 to 3,500 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Jul. 7 – 15:</b> Keogh (John). <i>Botanalogia Universalis Hibernica, or A General Irish Herbal Calculated for this Kingdom, giving an account of the Herbs, Scrubs…</i>, Corke (George Harrison) 1735. 1,000 to 1,500 €
    <center><b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers<br>The Collectors’ Sale<br>July 7 – 15, 2020</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Jul. 7 – 15:</b> Perry (Charles). <i>A View of the Levant particularly of Constantinople, Syria, Egypt and Greece,</i> L. (T. Woodward) 1743. 800 to 1,200 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Jul. 7 – 15:</b> Shaw (Thomas). <i>Travels, or Observations Relating to Several Parts of Barbary and the Levant,</i>, Oxford (The Theatre) 1738. 600 to 700 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Jul. 7 – 15:</b> [French (Nicholas) Bishop of Ferns] Attributed, <i>Recit Exact et Fidele de la Vente et Partage du Roiaume d'Irlande Fait Sous Charles II…,</i> Milan (Chez Charles Joseph Quinto) 1724. 500 to 700 €
    <center><b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers<br>The Collectors’ Sale<br>July 7 – 15, 2020</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Jul. 7 – 15:</b> [French (V. Rev.Dr. Nicholas, Bp of Ferns.)] <i>The Unkinde Desertor of Loyall Men and True Frinds,</i> 12mo, n.p. 1676. 500 to 700 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Jul. 7 – 15:</b> Yeats (W.B.) <i>Plays and Controversies,</i>, N.Y. (The MacMillan Company) 1924, Signed Limited Edn. 500 to 700 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Jul. 7 – 15:</b> Barrie (J.M.) & Thomson (Hugh) illus. <i>Quality Street, a Comedy in Four Acts,</i> L. (Hodder and Stoughton) 1901, Limited Edition, signed by the artist. 500 to 700 €
    <center><b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers<br>The Collectors’ Sale<br>July 7 – 15, 2020</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Jul. 7 – 15:</b> Molyneaux (William). <i>The Case of Ireland's being bound by Acts of Parliament in England Stated,</i> [London 1719]. 200 to 300 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Jul. 7 – 15:</b> Johnston's (W. & A.) Map of South Africa, to illustrate the Military Operations 1900. 100 to 150 €

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Forty-five Auctions Archived, 30 upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 30 September 45 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 12 denominated in euros, 4 in Swiss francs, 6 in British pounds and 22 in US dollars.  Turnover was $19,480,115 as 12,692 lots were offered and 8,952 sold for a 71% success rate.  Enthusiasm seems to be carrying the day at a moment when political and economic uncertainty are dominating the headlines.  The average lot brought $2,176,06.

 

5 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

SothebysPost-War and Contemporary Photographs on September 28th: $2,486,125 
Arader GalleriesSeptember Auction on September 23rd: $1,899,220 
ChristiesThe Collection of Paul F. Walter on September 27th: $1,853,750 
BonhamsRare Books and Manuscripts featuring Exploration and Travel on September 26th: $1,382,184 
BonhamsThe Air and Space Sale on September 27th: $1,221,277 


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

SothebysThe Vivien Leigh Collection on September 26th: 353.90% 
De Baecque and AssociesDemeure by Jacqueline Offenbach and the painter Pierre Mousset Souvenirs-Partitions Library -Tableau on September 23rd: 184.21% 
FreemansRare Books, Maps and Manuscripts on September 28th: 148.03% 
FerratonBooks and Engravings on September 15th: 134.00% 
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersOrnithology - Books and Prints on September 22nd: 130.55% 
BonhamsThe Air and Space Sale on September 27th: 127.13% 
ChristiesThe Collection of Paul F. Walter on September 27th: 126.66% 
Swann GalleriesPrinted and Manuscript Americana on September 28th: 113.93% 
Koller AuctionsAutographs on September 18th: 112.04% 
Forum AuctionsFine Books and Works on Paper on September 27th: 110.00% 
Potomack CompanySeptember Live Auction: Books and prints on September 23rd: 108.95% 
Copley Fine Art AuctionsThe Sporting Sale - Books and Prints on July 28th: 106.92% 
Koller AuctionsOld Master Prints on September 22nd: 106.47% 
SothebysThe Library of John and Suzanne Bonham on September 26th: 100.75% 
Dorotheum Globes on September 28th: 100.52% 


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

Winner's Auctions and ExhibitionsWin-One Rosh HaShana (No. 1) on September 6th: 100.00% 
SothebysThe Vivien Leigh Collection on September 26th: 100.00% 
William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsQuarterly Catalogue Auction on September 26th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 9/17 on September 24th: 99.49% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 9/17 on September 24th: 98.94% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - Online bidstart 9/19 on September 26th: 98.51% 
Heritage AuctionsInternet Sports Collectibles - bidstart 8/29 on September 24th: 96.79% 
ChristiesThe Collection of Paul F. Walter on September 27th: 91.43% 
De Baecque and AssociesDemeure by Jacqueline Offenbach and the painter Pierre Mousset Souvenirs-Partitions Library -Tableau on September 23rd: 89.47% 
Copley Fine Art AuctionsThe Sporting Sale - Books and Prints on July 28th: 87.69% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on September 22nd: 86.27% 
SothebysYeats: The Family Collection on September 27th: 85.94% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on September 26th: 85.71% 
Swann GalleriesPrinted and Manuscript Americana on September 28th: 85.54% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on September 27th: 84.62% 
FerratonBooks and Engravings on September 15th: 84.50% 
Koller AuctionsAutographs on September 18th: 84.00% 
FreemansRare Books, Maps and Manuscripts on September 28th: 83.51% 
Leslie Hindman AuctioneersFine Prints on September 28th: 82.65% 
Kedem AuctionJewish and Israeli History, Art and Culture on August 29th: 82.17% 
Forum AuctionsFine Books and Works on Paper on September 27th: 81.77% 
SothebysThe Library of John and Suzanne Bonham on September 26th: 80.15% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Bonhams De Insulis nuper in mari Indico repertis. Preceded by Carolus Verardus (1440-1500). Historia Baetica. on September 26th Actual price: USD $751,500.
  2. Sothebys A STORYBOOK LIFE (THE COMPLETE SERIES) on September 28th Actual price: USD $468,500.
  3. Sothebys MAILÄNDER DOM (FASSADE), MAILAND on September 28th Actual price: USD $456,500.
  4. Arader Galleries Blaeu's Atlas Major on September 23rd Actual price: USD $274,500.
  5. Freemans [Charts of the Coast of America from Cape Breton to the Entrance of the Gulph of Mexico]. on September 28th Actual price: USD $212,500.
  6. Arader Galleries Audubon Aquatint Engraving, Male Turkey, Plate 1 on September 23rd Actual price: USD $183,000.
  7. Bonhams Underweysung der messung, mit dem zirckel unn richtscheyt in Linien ebnen unnd gantzen corporen. on September 26th Actual price: USD $175,000.
  8. Arader Galleries THE ONLY SURVIVING ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT OF THE FIRST PLAN OF THE CITY OF PITTSBURGH on September 23rd Actual price: USD $158,600.
  9. Arader Galleries Audubon Aquatint Engraving, Pileated Woodpecker, Plate 111 on September 23rd Actual price: USD $158,600.
  10. Christies Suzhou I-IV on September 27th Actual price: USD $125,000.
  11. Heritage Auctions 1933 Goudey Babe Ruth #53 PSA NM-MT 8 - Only One Higher. on September 21st Actual price: USD $120,000.
  12. Sothebys THE CAPTAIN on September 27th Actual price: USD $117,250.
  13. Swann Galleries Large archive of Indian missionary letters written by the Pond family on the Minnesota frontier. on September 28th Actual price: USD $112,500.
  14. Christies Views of India, Indonesia and Myanmar (Burma), c. 1858 on September 27th Actual price: USD $107,500.
  15. Arader Galleries Extremely rare map of North America by Forlani on September 23rd Actual price: USD $98,820.
  16. Heritage Auctions 1933 Goudey Babe Ruth #149 PSA NM-MT 8. on September 21st Actual price: USD $90,000.
  17. Christies Ten Days on September 27th Actual price: USD $87,500.
  18. Arader Galleries Champlains Definitive Map of New France on September 23rd Actual price: USD $85,400.
  19. Arader Galleries Fully Framed Set of the First Edition of Catlin's North American Indian Portfolio on September 23rd Actual price: USD $85,400.
  20. Heritage Auctions 1933 Goudey Lou Gehrig #160 PSA NM-MT+ 8.5 - Pop Two, Two Higher. on September 21st Actual price: USD $84,000.
  21. Sothebys VIVIEN LEIGH READING WITH TISSY on September 26th Actual price: USD $83,750.
  22. Sothebys GERHARD RICHTER 1, KÖLN on September 28th Actual price: USD $81,250.
  23. Sothebys GONE WITH THE WIND on September 26th Actual price: USD $78,725.
  24. Arader Galleries First Globe to show Travel's of Lewis & Clark on September 23rd Actual price: USD $73,200.
  25. Forum Auctions Historia Coelestis libri duo quorum prior exhibet catalogum stellarum fixarum Britannicum... Oservante... in Observatorio Regio Grenovicensi continua serie ab anno 1676 ad annum 1705 completum on September 27th Actual price: USD $72,025.



45 total sales reported this week:

Venator and Hanstein. Modern and contemporary prints, drawings, multiples, modern books and portfolios. on September 23rd: 52.01%
Quagga Rare Books and Art. Internet Book Sale - Historical, Non-fiction - Bidstart 9/21 on September 28th: 47.19%
Freemans. Rare Books, Maps and Manuscripts on September 28th: 83.51%
Sothebys. Post-War and Contemporary Photographs on September 28th: 74.47%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Fine Prints on September 28th: 82.65%
Swann Galleries. Printed and Manuscript Americana on September 28th: 85.54%
Skinner. Fine Prints, Fine Photographs on September 27th: 76.92%
Audap and Mirabaud. Posters on June 23rd: 10.92%
Forum Auctions. Fine Books and Works on Paper on September 27th: 81.77%
Dorotheum . Globes on September 28th: 69.23%
Dorotheum . Prints Before 1900 on September 27th: 75.49%
Koller Auctions. Old Master & 19th Century Prints & Drawings (West) on September 22nd: 35.48%
Vermot de Pas. Mister D. Succession : Postcards, Stamps, Posters, Historical Documents, etc... on September 26th: 40.88%
ALDE. Antiquarian and 19th Century Books on September 26th: 68.10%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on September 27th: 84.62%
Christies. The Collection of Paul F. Walter on September 27th: 91.43%
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Quarterly Catalogue Auction on September 26th: 100.00%
Bonhams. The Air and Space Sale on September 27th: 57.14%
Sothebys. Yeats: The Family Collection on September 27th: 85.94%
Bonhams. Rare Books and Manuscripts featuring Exploration and Travel on September 26th: 62.89%
Sothebys. The Vivien Leigh Collection on September 26th: 100.00%
Sothebys. The Library of John and Suzanne Bonham on September 26th: 80.15%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on September 26th: 85.71%
Ferraton. Books and Engravings on September 15th: 84.50%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Online bidstart 9/19 on September 26th: 98.51%
Potomack Company. September Live Auction: Books and prints on September 23rd: 66.67%
Eldreds. Antiques and Accessories - Books and Prints on September 23rd: 72.29%
De Baecque and Associes. Demeure by Jacqueline Offenbach and the painter Pierre Mousset Souvenirs-Partitions Library -Tableau on September 23rd: 89.47%
Arader Galleries. September Auction on September 23rd: 64.89%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Ornithology - Books and Prints on September 22nd: 68.66%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 9/17 on September 24th: 99.49%
Heritage Auctions. Internet Sports Collectibles - bidstart 8/29 on September 24th: 96.79%
Ader. Photograph Books on September 22nd: 61.28%
Venator and Hanstein. Books, manuscripts, autographs and prints on September 22nd: 53.04%
PBA Galleries. Rare Cartography - Americana on September 21st: 57.62%
Venator and Hanstein. Rare Posters on September 21st: 60.71%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on September 22nd: 86.27%
Koller Auctions. Old Master Prints on September 22nd: 79.37%
Koller Auctions. Autographs on September 18th: 84.00%
Koller Auctions. Books on September 18th: 78.23%
Copley Fine Art Auctions. The Sporting Sale - Books and Prints on July 28th: 87.69%
Kedem Auction. Jewish and Israeli History, Art and Culture on August 29th: 82.17%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 9/17 on September 24th: 98.94%
Winner's Auctions and Exhibitions. Win-One Rosh HaShana (No. 1) on September 6th: 100.00%
Winner's Auctions and Exhibitions. Holy books, letters from Rabbis and Rebbes, Judaica, Maps, Periodicals, Postcards, banknotes, Eretz on July 19th: 62.24%


For the week ahead 30 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Oct. 2nd
Bonhams. New York. Photographs. 108 lots
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . Modern, Fine Art - Prints. 35 lots
Il Ponte. Milan. Interior Decoration - Modern Art/Modern Antiques - session 10: Books. 307 lots
Il Ponte. Milan. Interior Decoration - Modern Art/Modern Antiques - Prints. 90 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 72 lots

Tue. Oct. 3rd
Tooveys. West Sussex. Antiquarian and Collectors' Books. 178 lots
Christies. London -South Kensington. Masterpieces of Design and Photography. 15 lots
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Books and Documents on the History of Mexico. 314 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Online bidstart 9/26. 718 lots

Wed. Oct. 4th
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Documents. 593 lots
Purcell Auctioneers. Birr. Autumn Irish Interest Books.
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints and Maps. 203 lots
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . Fine Art, etc. - Books, Prints. 52 lots

Thu. Oct. 5th
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Fine Art - Prints. 211 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Literature. 327 lots
Sothebys. New York. Photographs. 153 lots
Forum Auctions in Italy. Roma. Online Sale: Prints & Drawings - 16th-19th Century. 126 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art – Antique Engravings & Lithographs – Works on Paper. 150 lots

Fri. Oct. 6th
Guernseys. New York, NY. The Kennedy Era. 409 lots
Marc van de Wiele Auctions. Brugge. Rare Books. 1045 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 99 lots
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. 75172 Pforzheim. Books, Graphics modern and ancient Arts, Antiques. 5810 lots

Sat. Oct. 7th
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds.
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs. 67 lots
Gibson Auction Inc.. Orange County. Best of the Best Fall Sale. 13 lots
Leland Little Auctions. Hillsborough, NC. October Gallery Sale - Books, Prints. 53 lots
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books.

Sun. Oct. 8th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles Auction - bidstart 9/10. 238 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 10/1.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 10/1.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <center><b>Case Antiques<br>Two-Day Summer Sale<br>July 11 & 12, 2020</b>
    <b>Case Antiques, Jul. 11 – 12:</b> Very scarce autograph letter, signed, by Emily Tennessee Donelson, wife of Andrew Jackson Donelson, who served as First Lady / White House Hostess to President Andrew Jackson from 1828 to about 1834. $1,000 to $1,200.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jul. 11 – 12:</b> Thirteen Edward Wells maps plus title page from his rare atlas, A NEW SET OF MAPS BOTH OF ANCIENT AND PRESENT GEOGRAPHY. $600 to $700.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jul. 11 – 12:</b> L.B. Folger and C. Kallenback: MEMPHIS - BIRD'S EYE VIEW - SUPPLEMENT TO THE APPEAL. Scarce lithograph on paper. $800 to $1,200.
    <center><b>Case Antiques<br>Two-Day Summer Sale<br>July 11 & 12, 2020</b>
    <b>Case Antiques, Jul. 11 – 12:</b> Large NASA-Space Race era archive of material related to Colonel Michael J. Vaccaro, director of administration of the Marshall Space Flight Center of Huntsville, Alabama. $800 to $1,200.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jul. 11 – 12:</b> 1836 slavery related document signed by President Andrew Jackson, Andrew Jackson Jr., and Andrew Jackson Donelson. $800 to $1,100.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jul. 11 – 12:</b> Roger Sherman Signed CT Land Grant, 1757. $600 to $700.
    <center><b>Case Antiques<br>Two-Day Summer Sale<br>July 11 & 12, 2020</b>
    <b>Case Antiques, Jul. 11 – 12:</b> Letter archive related to the Randolph family of Virginia, including Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Jefferson Randolph, Lewis Meriwether Randolph – the grandson of President Jefferson. $400 to $500.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jul. 11 – 12:</b> Louisiana, as formerly claimed by France, now containing part of British America to the East in Spanish America to the West of Mississippi map, by Thomas Kitchin, 1765. $400 to $450.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jul. 11 – 12:</b> Andrew Jackson manuscript document, unsigned, containing notes on several Tennessee legal cases, including one regarding a slave, circa 1790-96. $350 to $450.
    <center><b>Case Antiques<br>Two-Day Summer Sale<br>July 11 & 12, 2020</b>
    <b>Case Antiques, Jul. 11 – 12:</b> VA Civil War Photo, Alexander Gardner – Timothy O'Sullivan. $400 to $450.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jul. 11 – 12:</b> Military Archive, WWI/WWII French Soldier Paul Didier. $400 to $450.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jul. 11 – 12:</b> Early Virginia Map, B. Tanner, J. Reid, 1796. $300 to $400.
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>Including the Eric C. Caren Collection Part 8<br>Online Auction 6-21 July</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul. 6 to 21:</b> Albert Einstein, typed letter signed, explaining the nature of his personal atheism and belief in God. $70,000 to $100,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul. 6 to 21:</b> George Washington. Autograph letter signed to Bryan Fairfax, looking forward to the Treaty of Paris, 5 February 1783. $60,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul. 6 to 21:</b> Alfred Swaine Taylor. Early “photogenic drawing,” photograph of a fern, dated 2 December 1839. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>Including the Eric C. Caren Collection Part 8<br>Online Auction 6-21 July</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul. 6 to 21:</b> "Departure of Mr. Lincoln—Parting Address" in the <i>Weekly Illinois State Journal,</i> Vol. XXX, No. 1541, Springfield, February 13, 1861. $4,000 to $6,000
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul. 6 to 21:</b> Benjamin Harrison document signed certifying the service of Daniel Cumbo, a black Revolutionary soldier. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul. 6 to 21:</b> Front page printing of the Articles of Confederation in the <i>New-Jersey Gazette,</i> Vol. 1, No. 22. Trenton, April 29, 1778. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>Including the Eric C. Caren Collection Part 8<br>Online Auction 6-21 July</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul. 6 to 21:</b> George Washington Funeral Procession Broadside. Boston, January 6, 1800. $5,000 to $7,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul. 6 to 21:</b> Philippe Laroque, printed score for “The Heroe of New Orleans Battle.” Philadelphia, 1815. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul. 6 to 21:</b> Report of the Battle of Queenston Heights, the first major battle in the War of 1812, in <i>Supplement to the Quebec Gazette,</i> 24th October 1812. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>Including the Eric C. Caren Collection Part 8<br>Online Auction 6-21 July</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul. 6 to 21:</b> His Majesty's Most Gracious Speech to both Houses of Parliament, On Tuesday the Eighteenth Day of November, 1760. London, 1760. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul. 6 to 21:</b> Elegy on the Death of James Lawrence, Esq. late Commander of the U.S. Frigate Chesapeake. [Boston]: A. Bowen, 1813. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul. 6 to 21:</b> Benjamin Lincoln's Commission as Major General, signed by John Hancock, 19 February 1777. $30,000 to $50,000.
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Music, Continental Books and Medieval Manuscripts<br>Online Auction 7-14 July
    <b>Sotheby’s:</b> Isaac Newton. <i>Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica.</i> £280,000 to £350,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s:</b> Johann Sebastian Bach. Two early editions: Fantaisie pour le Clavecin. £1,000 to £1,500.
    <b>Sotheby’s:</b> Mozart. Early edition, in parts, of the Concerto in A for piano and orchestra. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Music, Continental Books and Medieval Manuscripts<br>Online Auction 7-14 July
    <b>Sotheby’s:</b> Beethoven. First edition, second issue of the Ninth Symphony op.125. £1,000 to £1,500.
    <b>Sotheby’s:</b> Cervantes. <i>Don Quixote,</i> Barcelona, 1617. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s:</b> Johann Sebastian Bach. Three first and early editions of music for organ. £1,200 to £1,500.
  • <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>and Works on Paper<br>July 16, 2020</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, July 16:</b> Ptolomaeus (Claudius). <i>Cosmographia,</i> first edition, Vicenza, Hermann Liechtenstein, 13 September 1475. £150,000 to £200,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, July 16:</b> Schoener (Johann). <i>Opera mathematica,</i> 3 parts in 1, first edition,The Honeyman copy in contemporary binding, Nuremberg, J. Montanus and U. Neuber, 1551. £30,000 to £40,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, July 16:</b> Lucian of Samosata. <i>Dialogoi, editio princeps,</i> with fine illuminated title-page, Florence, Lorenzo de Alopa, 1496. £20,000 to £30,000.
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    <b>Forum Auctions, July 16:</b> Pian (Jean Baptiste de). [Architectural Alphabet], 26 chromolithographs by Leopold Muller after Pian, Vienna, 1842-44. £15,000 to £20,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, July 16:</b> Rogers (Bruce).- Holy Bible (The)..., one of 200 copies on handmade paper, designed by Bruce Rogers, bound in modern crimson morocco, gilt, Oxford, 1935. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, July 16:</b> Jenner (Edward). <i>An Inquiry into the Causes and Effects of the Variolae Vaccinae…,</i> first edition, Printed for the Author, by Sampson Low, 1798. £8,000 to £12,000.
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    <b>Forum Auctions, July 16:</b> Voyages.- Cook (Capt. James).- Parkinson (Sydney). <i>A Journal of a Voyage to the South Seas, in his Majesty's Ship the Endeavour,</i> second edition, Charles Dilly...& James Phillips, 1784. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, July 16:</b> [Clemens (Samuel Langhorne)] "Mark Twain". <i>Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,</i> first edition, first state, New York, Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, July 16:</b> [Voight (Hans Henning)], "Alastair". Herod, for 'Salome: Drame en un Acte', original drawing in red & black ink over pencil, [c.1922]. £4,000 to £6,000.
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    <b>Forum Auctions, July 16:</b> James (M.R.) <i>Ghost Stories of an Antiquary,</i> first edition, signed presentation inscription from the author to A.C. Benson, 1904. £3,000 to £4,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, July 16:</b> Remarque (Erich Maria). <i>All Quiet on the Western Front,</i> first English edition, signed presentation inscription from the author, 1929. £3,000 to £4,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, July 16:</b> Ashendene Press.- More (Sir Thomas). <i>A Fruteful and Pleasaunt Worke...Utopia,</i> one of 100 copies, bound in black goatskin by J.Franklin Mowery, Ashendene Press, 1906. £3,000 to £4,000.