• <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>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>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.

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Sixty-eight Auctions Archived: 30 Scheduled this Week

For the week ended Saturday 28 October 68 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database, 26 denominated in euros, 8 in British pounds, and 34 in US dollars.  Turnover was a svelte $52,815,820 as 22,798 lots were offered and 15,425 sold for a 68% success rate.

 

14 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 


SothebysImportant Prints & Multiples Including Property from the Collection of Catherine Woodard and Nelson on October 24th: $12,109,938 
ChristiesMasterpieces of Design and Photography on October 3rd: $4,750,350 
ALDEPrecious Ancient Books on October 17th: $4,094,305 
ChristiesImportant Photographs from the Collection of Donald and Alice Lappe on October 10th: $3,603,125 
ChristiesPhotographs on October 10th: $3,321,500 
Winner's Auctions and ExhibitionsHoly books, Chassidut, Manuscripts, Rabbinical & Admors' letters, Eretz Yisrael & Zionism, Americana on October 24th: $2,269,452 
SothebysArts of the Islamic World on October 25th: $2,200,153 
ChristiesVISIONARIES: PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE EMILY AND JERRY SPIEGEL COLLECTION on October 10th: $2,140,625 
SothebysThe Magnificent Botanical Library of D.F. Allen on October 26th: $1,825,251 
BonhamsPrints and Multiples on October 24th: $1,623,648 
Swann GalleriesArt and Storytelling: Photographs and Photobooks on October 19th: $1,476,677 
Kiefer Buch und KunstauktionenBooks, Graphics modern and ancient Arts, Antiques on October 7th: $1,231,019 
SothebysFine Autograph Letters and Manuscripts from a Distinguished Private Collection. Part 1: Music on October 26th: $1,229,187 
RR AuctionSpace and Aviation - Internet bidstart 10/12 on October 19th: $1,074,007 

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

PIASAFRANÇOIS DAUTRESME COLLECTION , MEMORIES OF CHINA - books, photos on October 10th: 475.75% 
Winner's Auctions and ExhibitionsHoly books, Chassidut, Manuscripts, Rabbinical & Admors' letters, Eretz Yisrael & Zionism, Americana on October 24th: 321.53% 
ALDEPrecious Ancient Books on October 17th: 201.16% 
EldredsThe Schofield Collection of Political Memorabilia on October 18th: 160.05% 
ArtcurialFrancis Giacobetti Photographs on October 17th: 149.32% 
BonhamsThe Sporting Sale on October 25th: 142.73% 
Galerie BassengeThe Romantic Ballet on October 18th: 122.79% 
Galerie BassengeAutographs on October 18th: 122.75% 
Heritage AuctionsThe David and Janice Frent Collection of Presidential & Political Americana Americana & Political on October 21st: 117.94% 
Swann GalleriesEarly Printed, Medical, Scientific and Travel Books on October 17th: 117.49% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Winner's Auctions and Exhibitions Professor Albert Einstein, Regarding Fitting Way of Life. Imperial Hotel, Tokyo [Japan], 1922 on October 24th Actual price: USD $1,560,000.
  2. ALDE [BIBLE à 49 lignes]. Biblia Latina. Volume I seul (Genèse-Psaumes). on October 17th Actual price: USD $1,209,500.
  3. Christies Red Morning (Hell) on October 3rd Actual price: USD $1,120,350.
  4. Christies May Day IV on October 3rd Actual price: USD $1,001,550.
  5. ALDE Offi cium Beatae Mariae Virginis, ad usum Romanum. Manuscrit enluminé sur vélin par BARTOLOMEO SANVITO et GASPARE da PADOVA, on October 17th Actual price: USD $885,000.
  6. Sothebys CAMPBELL'S SOUP I (F. & S. II.44-53) on October 24th Actual price: USD $852,500.
  7. Sothebys PORTRAIT D'OLGA AU COL DE FOURRURE (BA. 109) on October 24th Actual price: USD $732,500.
  8. Christies Betty in Her Attic, 1920 on October 10th Actual price: USD $732,500.
  9. Christies Self-Portrait on October 3rd Actual price: USD $724,350.
  10. Christies Orphaned Cheetah Cubs, Mweiga, near Nyeri, Kenya, March 1968 on October 10th Actual price: USD $672,500.
  11. Sothebys EVENING. MELANCHOLY I (SCH. 82; W. 91) on October 24th Actual price: USD $612,500.
  12. Sothebys GREEN on October 24th Actual price: USD $492,500.
  13. Christies Rebecca, New York, 1923 on October 10th Actual price: USD $492,500.
  14. Sothebys MELANCHOLY III (SCHIEFLER 144; WOLL 203) on October 24th Actual price: USD $468,500.
  15. Christies Urgency XVI on October 3rd Actual price: USD $455,070.
  16. Christies "Charlotte Rampling" at the Hotel Nord Pinus, Arles, France 1973 on October 3rd Actual price: USD $439,230.
  17. Christies Dunes, Oceano, 1936 on October 10th Actual price: USD $432,500.
  18. Sothebys An illustration from the Fraser Album: Khan Bahadur Khan with Members of his Clan on October 25th Actual price: USD $394,678.
  19. Sothebys ANATOMY: 18 PRINTS on October 24th Actual price: USD $372,500.
  20. Sothebys LA FEMME À LA FENÊTRE (B. 695; BA. 891/II/A) on October 24th Actual price: USD $372,500.
  21. Christies Cottage Tulip: Sorbet, New York on October 3rd Actual price: USD $344,190.
  22. Christies Poppy: Glowing Embers, New York, 1968 on October 10th Actual price: USD $336,500.
  23. Christies Museum of Modern Art, New York on October 3rd Actual price: USD $312,510.
  24. Sothebys ALE CANS (ULAE 20) on October 24th Actual price: USD $300,000.
  25. Sothebys AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF THE "GEISTLICHES WIEGENLIED", OP.91 NO.2, FOR CONTRALTO, VIOLA AND PIANO, THE ORIGINAL VERSION OF 1864, SIGNED AND INSCRIBED AT THE END BY THE COMPOSER on October 26th Actual price: USD $298,918.



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

Alaska Auction. Books and Prints on October 11th: 100.00%
PIASA. FRANÇOIS DAUTRESME COLLECTION , MEMORIES OF CHINA - books, photos on October 10th: 100.00%
Gibson Auction Inc.. Best of the Best Fall Sale on October 7th: 100.00%
ALDE. Precious Ancient Books on October 17th: 100.00%
National Book Auctions. Books and Ephemera - Kashmir, Fairbanks, Civil War, etc. on October 21st: 100.00%
National Book Auctions. Books and Ephemera - Children’s, Signed, Exploration, etc. on September 23rd: 100.00%
National Book Auctions. Books on October 7th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 10/15 on October 22nd: 98.89%
Eldreds. The Schofield Collection of Political Memorabilia on October 18th: 98.06%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Online bidstart 10/17 on October 24th: 97.62%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 10/15 on October 22nd: 95.67%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles Auction - bidstart 9/24 on October 22nd: 94.59%
Heritage Auctions. The David and Janice Frent Collection of Presidential & Political Americana Americana & Political on October 21st: 94.23%
Heritage Auctions. Historical Manuscripts on October 19th: 92.29%
Swann Galleries. Early Printed, Medical, Scientific and Travel Books on October 17th: 91.83%
Artcurial. Francis Giacobetti Photographs on October 17th: 88.24%
Bonhams. The Sporting Sale on October 25th: 88.24%
Christies. VISIONARIES: PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE EMILY AND JERRY SPIEGEL COLLECTION on October 10th: 87.50%
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Fine Art - Prints on October 21st: 87.32%
Rago Arts and Auctions. Curiouser and Curiouser - Prints on October 22nd: 86.84%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on October 10th: 86.54%
Bonhams. Prints and Multiples on October 24th: 85.71%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on October 17th: 84.93%
Galerie Bassenge. The Romantic Ballet on October 18th: 84.15%
Sothebys. Important Prints & Multiples Including Property from the Collection of Catherine Woodard and Nelson on October 24th: 83.38%


68 total sales reported this week:

Sothebys. Important Prints & Multiples Including Property from the Collection of Catherine Woodard and Nelson on October 24th: 83.38%
Artcurial. Eye Feel Photography on October 24th: 40.65%
Binoche et Giquello. Ancient and Modern Books on October 25th: 55.19%
Swann Galleries. Rare and important Travel Posters on October 26th: 71.01%
Bonhams. The Sporting Sale on October 25th: 88.24%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on October 24th: 79.78%
Sothebys. Arts of the Islamic World on October 25th: 49.12%
Sothebys. Fine Autograph Letters and Manuscripts from a Distinguished Private Collection. Part 1: Music on October 26th: 61.35%
Sothebys. The Magnificent Botanical Library of D.F. Allen on October 26th: 74.63%
Winner's Auctions and Exhibitions. Holy books, Chassidut, Manuscripts, Rabbinical & Admors' letters, Eretz Yisrael & Zionism, Americana on October 24th: 72.75%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Online bidstart 10/17 on October 24th: 97.62%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Books and Works on Paper on October 19th: 65.97%
Galerie Bassenge. Modern Literature and Art Documentation on October 19th: 57.28%
Galerie Bassenge. Collection Private Press Books on October 19th: 47.75%
Galerie Bassenge. Autographs on October 18th: 65.67%
Galerie Bassenge. The Romantic Ballet on October 18th: 84.15%
Galerie Bassenge. Literature, Children's Books on October 18th: 54.43%
Galerie Bassenge. Manuscripts, Incunabula and Books on October 17th: 48.56%
Galerie Bassenge. Valuable Books on October 17th: 43.90%
Galerie Bassenge. History, Geography and Travel Books on October 17th: 54.73%
National Book Auctions. Books and Ephemera - Kashmir, Fairbanks, Civil War, etc. on October 21st: 100.00%
National Book Auctions. Books on October 7th: 100.00%
National Book Auctions. Books and Ephemera - Children’s, Signed, Exploration, etc. on September 23rd: 100.00%
Rago Arts and Auctions. Curiouser and Curiouser - Prints on October 22nd: 86.84%
Rago Arts and Auctions. Great Estates Auction - Books and Prints on October 21st: 61.43%
Bonhams. Prints and Multiples on October 24th: 85.71%
Bonhams. ISLAMIC AND INDIAN ART INCLUDING MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY SOUTH ASIAN ART on October 23rd: 32.56%
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Fine Art - Prints on October 21st: 87.32%
Eldreds. The Schofield Collection of Political Memorabilia on October 18th: 98.06%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on October 17th: 84.93%
Pierre Berge and Associes. Ancient and Modern Books on October 18th: 60.26%
Artcurial. Francis Giacobetti Photographs on October 17th: 88.24%
ALDE. Precious Ancient Books on October 17th: 100.00%
Clars Auction Gallery. Antiques, Asian and Fine Arts: Prints on October 15th: 72.73%
Clars Auction Gallery. Antiques, Asian and Fine Arts: Prints on October 14th: 72.03%
Forum Auctions in Italy. Ancient and Rare Books on October 19th: 70.13%
Ader. Abstract and Contemporary Art - Books and Prints on October 12th: 77.91%
Ader. Modern Illustrated Books on October 11th: 75.38%
Alaska Auction. Books and Prints on October 11th: 100.00%
PIASA. FRANÇOIS DAUTRESME COLLECTION , MEMORIES OF CHINA - books, photos on October 10th: 100.00%
Lyon and Turnbull. Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs on October 11th: 72.20%
Binoche et Giquello. In conjunction with Sotheby's: ROMANTIC ILLUSTRATED BOOKS, R. B.L.'S COLLECTION on October 10th: 70.87%
PBA Galleries. The Richard Beagle Collection of Angling & Sporting Books, Part II on October 19th: 70.42%
Swann Galleries. Art and Storytelling: Photographs and Photobooks on October 19th: 71.50%
Swann Galleries. Early Printed, Medical, Scientific and Travel Books on October 17th: 91.83%
RR Auction. Space and Aviation - Internet bidstart 10/12 on October 19th: 79.59%
RR Auction. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 9/28 on October 11th: 60.39%
Dorotheum . Modern and Contemporary Art, Modern Prints on October 13th: 50.60%
Christies. VILLA WUNDERKIND: SELECTED WORKS FROM THE PRIVATE COLLECTION OF WOLFGANG JOOP on October 18th: 0.00%
Christies. Masterpieces of Design and Photography on October 3rd: 73.33%
Christies. Important Photographs from the Collection of Donald and Alice Lappe on October 10th: 67.16%
Christies. Photographs on October 10th: 75.68%
Christies. VISIONARIES: PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE EMILY AND JERRY SPIEGEL COLLECTION on October 10th: 87.50%
Heritage Auctions. Historical Manuscripts on October 19th: 92.29%
Cowans Auctions. American History: Timed Online Auction - bidstart 9/28 on October 9th: 78.70%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on October 10th: 86.54%
Gibson Auction Inc.. Best of the Best Fall Sale on October 7th: 100.00%
Guernseys. The Kennedy Era on October 7th: 68.94%
Michaans Auctions. Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs on October 7th: 62.69%
Soler Y Llach. Ancient Books and Manuscripts on October 19th: 48.75%
Adams Amsterdam Auctions. Modern & Contemporary Art, part 2 (F t/m Z) on October 17th: 79.46%
Adams Amsterdam Auctions. Fine Art (16th – 20th Century) and Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints on October 16th: 71.84%
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Books - Internet Bidstart 10/5 on October 12th: 51.37%
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. Books, Graphics modern and ancient Arts, Antiques on October 7th: 45.61%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles Auction - bidstart 9/24 on October 22nd: 94.59%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 10/15 on October 22nd: 98.89%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 10/15 on October 22nd: 95.67%
Heritage Auctions. The David and Janice Frent Collection of Presidential & Political Americana Americana & Political on October 21st: 94.23% 


For the week ahead 30 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Oct. 30th
Sothebys. Paris. Books and Manuscripts. 161 lots
ALDE. Paris. Elie Faure Correspondence. 312 lots
Dorotheum . Vienna. Imperial Court Memorabilia and Historical Objects. 50 lots
Archives International Auctions. FORT LEE,. Chinese & Worldwide Banknotes, Scripophily and Ephemera. 339 lots
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. The Collection of Howard & Judith Tullman Online. 11 lots

Tue. Oct. 31st
Tooveys. West Sussex. Cigarette Cards, Photographs, Autographs, Ephemera, Postcards. 204 lots
Sothebys. London. Collections. 10 lots
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Rare and Important Items. 165 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 86 lots
Bonhams. London. Important Instruments of Science and Technology. 7 lots
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Ancient and Contemporary Books of Literature, Religion and CDMX. 336 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Online bidstart 10/24. 894 lots

Wed. Nov. 1st
Doyle New York. New York. Prints and Multiples. 244 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints. 12 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Eric P. Newman VIII Currency Signature Auction. 1215 lots
Nye & Company Auctioneers. Bloomfield. Fall Estate Treasures - Prints, Books. 54 lots

Thu. Nov. 2nd
Swann Galleries. New York. Old Master Through Modern Prints. 523 lots
Skinner. Marlborough. The Beauty of Space: NASA Photographs. 446 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Illustrated Books - Children's Literature - Books in All Fields. 557 lots
Sothebys. London. The Library of a European Gentleman. 283 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Fine and Decorative Arts - Prints. 33 lots
Dorotheum . Vienna. Graphic Prints. 165 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art – Antique Engravings & Lithographs – Works on Paper. 146 lots

Fri. Nov. 3rd
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH. Berlin-Schoneberg. Ichthyology & Natural History - An important german private collection. 575 lots

Sat. Nov. 4th
Aspire Auctions. Cleveland. Online Sale: Books and Prints - Internet bidstart 10/27. 46 lots
Leland Little Auctions. Hillsborough, NC. Single-Owner Auction - The Collection of the late Keith and Caroline Gray. 142 lots
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books, etc..

Sun. Nov. 5th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 10/29.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 10/29.
Grogan and Company. Dedham. The 30th Anniversary Auction - Fine Arts Prints and Photographs. 24 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles Auction - bidstart 10/8. 297 lots

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  • <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>Leland Little: Important Single-Owner Collection Featuring Works by Andrew Wyeth. December 6, 2019</b>
    <b>Leland Little, Dec. 6:</b> Rembrandt van Rijn (Dutch, 1606–1669), <i>Bearded Man in a Velvet Cap with a Jewel Clasp,</i> 1637.
    <b>Leland Little, Dec. 6:</b> Rembrandt van Rijn (Dutch, 1606–1669), <i>Christ Before Pilate: Large Plate,</i> 1635-1636.
    <b>Leland Little, Dec. 6:</b> Andrew Wyeth (PA, 1917-2009), <i>Breakup</i> with bronze life casts of the artist's hands, 1994.
    <b>Leland Little, Dec. 6:</b> Andrew Wyeth (PA, 1917-2009), <i>In the Orchard</i> Study, 1972.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b><br>Dr. Seuss, pen, ink & watercolor, calendar illustration, Thomas D. Murphy Company, 1937. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Georges Lepape, <i>Sur la Terrasse,</i> gouache & pencil, cover for <i>Vogue,</i> 1930. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Charles Dana Gibson, <i>The Coming Game, Yale vs. Vassar,</i> pen & ink, for <i>Life</i> magazine, 1895. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b><br>H.A. Rey, color pencil, charcoal, watercolor & gouache, for <i>Rafi et les 9 singes,</i> 1939. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Ernest H. Shepard, pen & ink, for Kenneth Grahame’s <i>Bertie’s Escapade,</i> 1949. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Charles Schulz, <i>The Biggest Star Measured So Far,</i> ink & wash, original <i>Peanuts</i> cartoon, published 1961. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Saul Steinberg, <i>12 Biographies, A to B,</i> pen & ink with collage, final illustration in his book <i>The Labyrinth,</i> 1960. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b><br>Jo Mielziner, <i>A Streetcar Named Desire,</i> watercolor, graphite & gouache, first color study for the award-winning 1947 production. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Charles Addams, <i>Nevermore,</i> watercolor & ink, for <i>The New Yorker,</i> 1973. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> James Montgomery Flagg, <i>I Should Worry,</i> watercolor, gouache & graphite, cover for <i>Judge</i> magazine, 1914. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Edward Gorey, <i>Swan Lake, Hunters/Siegfried, Van Rothbart,</i> watercolor, pen & ink, costume designs, 1975. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Ludwig Bemelmans, <i>Sketch for Madeline,</i> gouache & ink. $6,000 to $9,000.
  • <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> ALBUM AMICORUM OF SCHELOMITH FLAUM. Autograph album containing drawings, autograph quotations and signatures from over 47 contributors, India, Europe, America, Israel and elsewhere, 1923–50. £40,000 to £60,000.
    <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> FLEMING, Ian (1908–1964). <i>Live and Let Die.</i> London: Jonathan Cape, 1954. £15,000 to £20,000.
    <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> HISTORY OF CINEMA. Animal Farm (1954), an animation archive from the Halas and Batchelor studios, [c.1954]. £20,000 to £30,000.
    <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> LE HAY, Jacques – [Charles de FERRIOL]. <i>Recueil de Cent Estampes representant differentes Nations du Levant...</i> Paris, 1714. [With:] <i>Explication des cents Estampes.</i> Paris, 1715. £25,000 to £35,000.
    <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> THE LAST JUDGEMENT, historiated initial 'A' on a leaf from an Antiphonal on vellum illuminated by Nikolaus Bertschi [Augsburg, first quarter 16th century]. £7,000 to £10,000.
    <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> VALTURIUS, Robertus (1413–1484). <i>De re militari.</i> [Verona:] Johannes Nicolai de Verona, 1472. £170,000 to £250,000.
  • <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> 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.