• <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>December Sale<br>December 5, 2020</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> SHERBURNE, BRANTZ, and WIRGMAN. The Original Drawings of the First Modern Scientific Survey of the Patapsco River and Chesapeake Bay. $350,000 to $500,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> LAFON, Barthelemy. The Earliest Comprehensive Survey of Louisiana and its Adjacent Regions. $350,000 to $450,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> Giacomo GASTALDI. The Most Important Renaissance Wall Map of Asia Published in the 16th Century – with all four sheets having full margins. $300,000 to $400,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>December Sale<br>December 5, 2020</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> CAO, Junyi. The Most Important Map of China to Come to Market in 50 Years. One of only three known copies of the last Ming Dynasty world map. $325,000 to $375,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> ORTELIUS, Abraham. Ortelius Atlas Spanish 1588 Magnificently Rich Original Hand Color in Full. $225,000 to $350,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> An Exceptionally Fine and Historically Important Manuscript Map Showing the Origins of Texas in the 19th Century. $250,000 to $350,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>December Sale<br>December 5, 2020</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> PRICE, William and BONNER, John. Map of Boston 1769. $225,000 to $325,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> John James AUDUBON. Audubon’s Brilliant Icon, That Has Never Been Equaled for Drama. $150,000 to $250,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> Pierre-Joseph REDOUTE. Original Watercolor, Red Lily. $175,000 to $250,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>December Sale<br>December 5, 2020</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> John James AUDUBON. The Most Famous Image of a Bird in All of History. $150,000 to $200,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> Martin WALDSEEMULLER. The Finest Example in Existence of Martin Waldseemuller’s Map of the New World, with Spectacular Full Original Color. $150,000 to $200,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> GORDON, Peter. The First State of the First View of Savannah: The Template for American Urban Planning. $100,000 to $150,000.
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Livres et Manuscrits<br>7 – 15 December, 2020</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 7 – 15 Dec.:</b> [RELIURE BRODÉE]. <i>Horae beatissimae...</i> Anvers, 1570. Reliure brodée de la Renaissance aux armes du duc d'Anjou. €50,000 to €70,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 7 – 15 Dec.:</b> ARTOIS, comte d', futur Charles X. 75 lettres autographes au comte de Vaudreuil entre 1792 et 1804. €15,000 to €20,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 7 – 15 Dec.:</b> [Pascal, Blaise]. <i>Lettres de A. Dettonville ...</i> Paris, 1658-1659. Rarissime édition originale en reliure de l'époque. €30,000 to €50,000.
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Livres et Manuscrits<br>7 – 15 December, 2020</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 7 – 15 Dec.:</b> Aragon, Louis. Ens. de 8 ouvrages avec envois à Jacques Lacan, dont "Blanche et l'oubli", 1967, sur grand papier. €2,000 to €3,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 7 – 15 Dec.:</b> Fermat, Pierre de. <i>Varia opera mathematica.</i> Toulouse,1679. Petit in-folio. Edition originale. De la bibliothèque de Jacques Lacan. €6,000 to €8,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 7 – 15 Dec.:</b> Leduc, Violette. <i>La Bâtarde.</i> 1958-1963. Important manuscrit autographe, premier jet. 20 cahiers, env 2048 p. ms. €40,000 to €60,000.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Oscar Wilde, <i>“The secret of life is in Art,”</i> autograph quotation dated and signed, 1882. Sold for $15,600.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> <i>Manhattan Gay Scene Guide 1969, Summer Edition,</i> Mattachine Book Service. Sold for $3,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Toyen, pen & ink illustration from <i>Marquis de Sade: Justina cili prokletí ctnosti,</i> 1932. Sold for $26,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Antonio Lopez, 9 men’s fashion studies, graphite, 1974. Sold for $6,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Harvey Milk, 2 autograph letters signed, to Pat Mormon, during US Navy service, 1954. Sold for $2,210.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Daniel Abraham, original art for <i>Stonewall Romances,</i> pen, ink & gouache, 1979. Sold for $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> David Wojnarowicz, <i>Untitled (Genet with Dog),</i> mixed media collage. Sold for $27,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Susie Gaynes & Amy E. Bartell, <i>March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights,</i> 1987. Sold for $1,188.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> <i>Paris is Burning,</i> photo offset poster by Anne Dutlinger, signed by film director Jennie Livingston, 1991. Sold for $1,500.
  • <b>ANZAAB Joint Catalogue:</b> BULLER, Walter Lawry. <i>A HISTORY OF THE BIRDS OF NEW ZEALAND.</i> London, Van Voorst, 1873. Special De-Luxe edition of this already rare work.
    <b>ANZAAB Joint Catalogue:</b> GIBBS, May. <i>Gum-Nut Babies.</i> Sydney: Angus and Robertson, Ca. 1918.
    <b>ANZAAB Joint Catalogue:</b> SWIFT, Jonathan. <i>TRAVELS INTO SEVERAL REMOTE NATIONS OF THE WORLD.</i> London: Printed for Benj.Motte. 1727.
    <b>ANZAAB Joint Catalogue:</b> JUKES, Joseph Beete. <i>NARRATIVE OF THE SURVEYING VOYAGE OF H.M.S. FLY…</i> London: T. & W. Boone, 1847. First Edition.
    <b>ANZAAB Joint Catalogue:</b> <i>SOMERVILLE, E OE. IN THE VINE COUNTRY.</i> London: W H Allen & Co Limited, 1893.
    <b>ANZAAB Joint Catalogue:</b> MAWE, John. <i>The voyager’s companion, or shell collector’s pilot.</i> London : 1825. Rare.
    <b>ANZAAB Joint Catalogue:</b> PARKINSON, John. <i>Theatrum Botanicum, The Theater of Plants…</i> London, Thomas Cotes, 1640.
    <b>ANZAAB Joint Catalogue:</b> c. 1150 decorated MONASTIC MISSAL LEAF, Southern Germany/Austria.
    <b>ANZAAB Joint Catalogue:</b> LEGGE, Captain W. Vincent. <i>A HISTORY OF THE BIRDS OF CEYLON.</i> London, The Author, 1880.
    <b>ANZAAB Joint Catalogue:</b> AUNT HANNAH. <i>SOME ADVENTURES IN THE LIFE OF A COCKATOO.</i> Published in New York by R. Shugg and Co., 1872.

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Rare Book Hub: 29 Auctions Archived, 22 on deck this Week

For the week ended Saturday, 24 February 2018, 29 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 11 denominated in euros, 2 in British pounds, and 16 in US dollars.  Turnover was $3,184,481 as 5,925 lots were offered and 5,262 sold for an 89% sell-through rate.  Eighty-nine percent is a very high overall rate for a week. 

 

1 auction saw its total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

SothebysRoma. La Biblioteca Sergio Rossetti on February 20th: $1,457,474 

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

EldredsWinter Market Auction - Prints and Books on February 17th: 337.09% 
SothebysRoma. La Biblioteca Sergio Rossetti on February 20th: 218.92% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersFine Auction on February 17th: 207.20% 
PandolfiniBooks, Manuscripts and Autographs on February 14th: 150.97% 
Il PonteInterior Decoration - Prints - Sessions 7 and 8 on February 16th: 149.89% 
Moreshet AuctionsBooks, Kodesh books, Hassidic books, Rabbinical letters, Manuscripts, Judaika objects and more on February 7th: 143.72% 
TooveysAntiquarian and Collectors Books on February 20th: 107.32% 
EldredsPolitical Memorabilia, Including the Daniel Schofield Collection on February 16th: 101.21% 


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

National Book AuctionsBooks and Ephemera – Easton, Signed, Antique, etc. on February 3rd: 100.00% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersFine Auction on February 17th: 100.00% 
Aspire AuctionsArt Prints - Online bidstart 2/9 on February 17th: 100.00% 
Carlsen GalleryMid-Winter Antique Sale - Books, Posters on February 11th: 100.00% 
National Book AuctionsBooks on February 17th: 100.00% 
Forum Auctions in ItalyNo Reserve Online Sale: Antiquarian and Rare Books on February 21st: 100.00% 
SothebysRoma. La Biblioteca Sergio Rossetti on February 20th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 2/11 on February 18th: 99.63% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 2/14 on February 20th: 98.53% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 1/21 on February 18th: 98.28% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 2/11 on February 18th: 96.77% 
Il PonteInterior Decoration - Prints - Sessions 5 and 6 on February 15th: 96.30% 
EldredsPolitical Memorabilia, Including the Daniel Schofield Collection on February 16th: 95.85% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on February 17th: 94.71% 
Il PonteInterior Decoration - Prints - Sessions 7 and 8 on February 16th: 91.67% 
EldredsWinter Market Auction - Prints and Books on February 17th: 89.19% 
TooveysAntiquarian and Collectors Books on February 20th: 87.17% 
PandolfiniBooks, Manuscripts and Autographs on February 14th: 84.03% 
Il PonteInterior Decoration - Prints - Sessions 3 and 4 on February 14th: 83.33% 
Il PonteInterior Decoration - Prints - Sessions 13, 14 and 15 on February 21st: 82.98% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on February 20th: 81.71% 
William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsFebruary Premier Auction on February 20th: 81.25% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Pandolfini Theatrum orbis terrarum Opus nunc denuò ab ipso Auctore recognitum, multisque locis castigatum, & quamplurimis novis tabulis atquè Commentarijs auctum. ( on February 14th Actual price: USD $46,875.
  2. Sothebys DUE OPERE IN DUE VOLUMI: on February 20th Actual price: USD $43,400.
  3. Sothebys IL CAMPO MARZIO DELL'ANTICA ROMA. ROMA : [GIOVANNI BATTISTA PIRANESI], 1762 on February 20th Actual price: USD $40,300.
  4. Sothebys TEMPLUM VATICANUM ET IPSIUS ORIGO CUM AEDIFICIIS MAXIMÈ CONSPICUIS ANTIQUITÙS, & RECÈNS IBIDEM CONSTITUTES … OPUS IN SEPTEM LIBROS DISTRIBUTUM. ROMA : GIOVANNI FRANCESCO BUAGNI, 1694 on February 20th Actual price: USD $40,300.
  5. Sothebys BELLA RACCOLTA DI 599 TAVOLE INCISE. [PARIS, C. 1750] on February 20th Actual price: USD $37,200.
  6. Eldreds Yachting Girl". on February 17th Actual price: USD $36,000.
  7. Sothebys DELLE MAGNIFICENZE DI ROMA ANTICA E MODERNA. ROMA : CHRACAS, EREDI BARBIELLINI, PAGLIARINI, 1747-1761 on February 20th Actual price: USD $34,100.
  8. Sothebys DELLA MAGNIFICENZA ED ARCHITETTURA DE' ROMANI … DE ROMANORUM MAGNIFICENTIA ET ARCHITECTURA. ROMA : S.N., 1761 on February 20th Actual price: USD $29,450.
  9. Sothebys LETTERE DI GIUSTIFICAZIONE SCRITTE A MILORD CHARLEMONT E A' DI LUI AGENTI DI ROMA … INTORNO LA DEDICA DELLA SUA OPERA DELLE ANTICHITÀ ROM. FATTA ALLO STESSO SIGNOR ED ULTIMAMENTE SOPPRESSA. ROMA : S.N., 1757 on February 20th Actual price: USD $29,450.
  10. Pandolfini Encyclopédie, ou Dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et de métiers, par une societè de gens de lettres. Mis en ordre et publiè per M. Diderot, [...] e quant à la partie mathématique par M. d'Alembert, [...] Tome premier [- dix-septieme]. on February 14th Actual price: USD $25,781.
  11. Sothebys NUOVA PIANTA DI ROMA DATA IL LUCE DA GIAMBATTISTA NOLLI L'ANNO 1748. [ROMA] : GIAMBATTISTA NOLLI, 1748 on February 20th Actual price: USD $24,800.
  12. Sothebys NOUVEAU THEATRE D'ITALIE, OU DESCRIPTION EXACTE DE SES VILLES, PALAIS, EGLISES, PRINCIPAUX EDIFICES &C. TOME QUATRIEME. CONTENANT ROME ANCIENNE ET MODERNE. L'AJA : RUTGERT CHRISTOPHE ALBERTS, 1724 on February 20th Actual price: USD $24,800.
  13. Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers SOME POEMS on February 17th Actual price: USD $24,400.
  14. Sothebys ANTIQUAE URBIS SPLENDOR, HOC EST PRAECIPUA EIUSDEM TEMPLA, AMPHITHEATRA, THEATRA, CIRCI, NAUMACHIAE ... ITEM TRIUMPHALIS ET COLOSSEARUM IMAGINUM DESCRIPTIO. ROMA : VITALE MASCARDI 1637 on February 20th Actual price: USD $23,250.
  15. Sothebys ANTIQUAE URBIS ROMAE CUM REGIONIBUS SIMULACHRUM. (ROMA : VALERIO DORICO, APRILE 1532) on February 20th Actual price: USD $20,150.
  16. Pandolfini Le Chef-D’Oeuvre Inconnu. Eaux-fortes originales et dessins gravés sur bois par Pablo Picasso. on February 14th Actual price: USD $18,750.
  17. Pandolfini Vedute delle ville e d’altri luoghi della Toscana. 1744 on February 14th Actual price: USD $18,750.
  18. Pandolfini The Tapestry Hangings of the House of Lords: Representing the several Engagements between the English and Spanish Fleets, in the ever memorable Year MDLXXXVIII, with the portraits of the Lord High-Admiral, and the other Noble Commanders, taken from Life. on February 14th Actual price: USD $18,750.
  19. Pandolfini Copialettere, provenienza toscana, on February 14th Actual price: USD $18,750.
  20. Pandolfini Regola delle Monache di Santa Maria della Passione in Genova on February 14th Actual price: USD $18,750.
  21. Sothebys IN TRIUMPHANTIS ROMAE LIBROS. BRESCIA : BARTHOLOMAEUS VERCELLENSIS, 1482 on February 20th Actual price: USD $18,600.
  22. Sothebys LES PLUS BEAUX MONUMENTS DE ROME ANCIENNE ... ÉDIFICES DE ROME MODERNE ...  ROMA : BOUCHARD & GRAVIER : KOMAREK, 1761-1770  on February 20th Actual price: USD $18,600.
  23. Pandolfini Incipit co[n]fessio[n]ale siue Interrogatorium p[er] venerabilem fr[atr]em B[ar]tholameu[m] de Cavmi de m[edio]l[an]o ordi[ni]s minorum [com]positu[m] i[n] loco s[an]c[ta]e abazie de a[n]gelis ap[ud] m[edio]l[anu]m. (14 febbraio on February 14th Actual price: USD $17,188.
  24. Pandolfini La Fiorita Italica. Provenienza toscana, on February 14th Actual price: USD $17,188.
  25. Sothebys LE ROVINE DEL CASTELLO DELL'ACQUA GIULIA SITUATO IN ROMA PRESSO S. EUSEBIO E FALSAMENTE DETTO DELL'ACQUA MARCIA COLLA DICHIARAZIONE DI UNO DE' CELEBRI PASSI DEL COMENTARIO FRONTINIANO E SPOSIZIONE DELLA MANIERA CON CUI GLI ANTICHI ROMANI DISTRIBUIVAN LE A on February 20th Actual price: USD $17,050.



29 total sales reported this week:

PBA Galleries. Fine Books with Art - Illustrated and Children's Books on February 22nd: 72.15%
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 1/25 on February 1st: 42.67%
Il Ponte. Interior Decoration - Prints - Sessions 13, 14 and 15 on February 21st: 82.98%
Il Ponte. Modern Art - Prints/Photographs - Session 11 on February 20th: 65.03%
Il Ponte. Interior Decoration - Prints - Sessions 9 and 10 on February 19th: 68.42%
Il Ponte. Interior Decoration - Prints - Sessions 7 and 8 on February 16th: 91.67%
Il Ponte. Interior Decoration - Prints - Sessions 5 and 6 on February 15th: 96.30%
Il Ponte. Interior Decoration - Prints - Sessions 3 and 4 on February 14th: 83.33%
Il Ponte. Interior Decoration - Prints - Sessions 1 and 2 on February 13th: 77.78%
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. February Premier Auction on February 20th: 81.25%
Forum Auctions in Italy. No Reserve Online Sale: Antiquarian and Rare Books on February 21st: 100.00%
Tooveys. Prints and Maps on February 21st: 74.70%
Tooveys. Antiquarian and Collectors Books on February 20th: 87.17%
Sothebys. Roma. La Biblioteca Sergio Rossetti on February 20th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 2/14 on February 20th: 98.53%
National Book Auctions. Books on February 17th: 100.00%
National Book Auctions. Books and Ephemera – Easton, Signed, Antique, etc. on February 3rd: 100.00%
Carlsen Gallery. Mid-Winter Antique Sale - Books, Posters on February 11th: 100.00%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on February 20th: 81.71%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 1/21 on February 18th: 98.28%
Moreshet Auctions. Books, Kodesh books, Hassidic books, Rabbinical letters, Manuscripts, Judaika objects and more on February 7th: 67.88%
Aspire Auctions. Art Prints - Online bidstart 2/9 on February 17th: 100.00%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Fine Auction on February 17th: 100.00%
Eldreds. Winter Market Auction - Prints and Books on February 17th: 89.19%
Eldreds. Political Memorabilia, Including the Daniel Schofield Collection on February 16th: 95.85%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on February 17th: 94.71%
Pandolfini. Books, Manuscripts and Autographs on February 14th: 84.03%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 2/11 on February 18th: 96.77%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 2/11 on February 18th: 99.63%


For the week ahead 21 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Feb. 26th
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. American History - Timed Online 2/15. 196 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 97 lots

Tue. Feb. 27th
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Property from Villa Massei, Lucca, Italy - Prints, Books. 12 lots
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Book Auction of Explorers and Travelers of the World, Maps, Cartography and Geography. 284 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 2/21. 655 lots

Wed. Feb. 28th
Aste Bolaffi. Turin. Mountain Memorabilia. 58 lots
Christies. New York. Contemporary Editions. 184 lots
Lyon and Turnbull. Edinburgh. A LIFE ILLUSTRATED | WORKS BY JOHN BURNINGHAM & THE BLUNDALL PUPPET COLLECTION. 84 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 143 lots
Trafford Books. Manchester. Books. 187 lots

Thu. Mar. 1st
Swann Galleries. New York. Vintage Posters. 552 lots

Fri. Mar. 2nd
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. Exposition Auction - Books and Prints. 39 lots
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. WPA Era Prints and Works on Paper. 183 lots

Sat. Mar. 3rd
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Postal History.
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. The Magic Collection of John Daniel. 262 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 153 lots
Leland Little Auctions. Hillsborough, NC. Important Spring Auction - Prints. 38 lots
Alain and Evelyne Morel de Westgaver. 1050 Bruxelles. Books, etc..

Sun. Mar. 4th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 2/4. 350 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 2/25.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 2/25.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

 

  • <center><b>Firsts Online Rare Book Fair<br> 27 November to 2 December<br><br> Presented by the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association</b>
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Music, Continental Books<br>and Medieval Manuscripts<br>24 Nov. – 1 Dec. 2020<br>Online</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 24 Nov. – 1 Dec.:</b><br>F. Schubert. Autograph letter to his brother Ferdinand, 4 pages, Zseliz, 1818. £80,000 to £120,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 24 Nov. – 1 Dec.:</b><br>L. v. Beethoven. Fine autograph letter to his librettist Friedrich Treitschke, about their planned opera, 1815. £70,000 to £90,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 24 Nov. – 1 Dec.:</b> Hermann Hesse, Highly important series of 62 letters and postcards to Stefan Zweig, 1903-1938. £60,000 to £80,000.
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Music, Continental Books<br>and Medieval Manuscripts<br>24 Nov. – 1 Dec. 2020<br>Online</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 24 Nov. – 1 Dec.:</b> Book of Hours, Use of Reims, illuminated manuscript on vellum [France, late 15th century]. £40,000 to £60,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 24 Nov. – 1 Dec.:</b> Armenian gospel book, illuminated manuscript on vellum, seventeenth century, tooled calf binding. £7,000 to £10,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 24 Nov. – 1 Dec.:</b><br>C. Goldoni. Ten autograph letters signed to the Genoese nobleman Cristoforo Spinola, Venice 1742-1743. £7,000 to £9,000.
  • <center><b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers<br>Christmas Rare Books<br>& Collectors’ Sale<br>9 & 10 December 2020</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> Joyce (James), <i>Ulysses,</i> 4to, Paris: (Shakespeare & Co.) 1922, First Edn. €7,000 to €9,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> Of the Utmost Rarity with Swift Association. Harward (Michael). <i>Philomath. A New Almanack for the Year of Our Lord,</i> 1666. €6,000 to €9,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> With Full Complement of Hand Coloured & Other Plates. Rosellini (Ippolito). <i>Monumenti dell Egitto e della Nubia,</i> Vols. I, II, & III Plate Volumes only. €5,000 to €7,000.
    <center><b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers<br>Christmas Rare Books<br>& Collectors’ Sale<br>9 & 10 December 2020</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> With Magnificent Hand Coloured Plates. [Bivort, Debabay, & others] <i>Annales de Pomologie,</i> 8 vols., folio, Brussels, 1853-1861. €4,000 to €6,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> With Very Fine Coloured Plates & Illustrations. Barbier (George) Vogel (Lucien) & others, <i>Gazette du Bon Ton - Arts-modes et frivolities, </i> 1914 to 1922. €4,000 to €6,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> “I have seen War... I hate War," Signed Presentation Copy to William C. Bullitt, Roosevelt (Franklin D.) August 14, 1936. €3,000 to €4,000.
    <center><b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers<br>Christmas Rare Books<br>& Collectors’ Sale<br>9 & 10 December 2020</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> Victorian Hostess & Horticulturist. An Important Collection Relating to Lady Dorothy Nevill (1826-1913). €2,500 to €3,200.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> Fine Original Portrait Photos of The O'Brien Ladies by Margaret Cameron. Two black and white Photos, each 8" x 10". €1,200 to €1,800.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> James Hume Nesbitt Illustrations: A collection of twelve pen and ink Drawings and Etchings intended for publication as book of illustrations for his thriller novels. €800 to €1,200.
    <center><b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers<br>Christmas Rare Books<br>& Collectors’ Sale<br>9 & 10 December 2020</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> Attributed to Kitagawa Utamavo (1753-1806). A pair of attractive colourful woodblock prints, of Court Ladies in decorative robes with numerous stamps and script. €800 to €1,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> Contemporaneous Notes from Captain Cook's Voyage Travel: [Anon] <i>Voyage to the South Sea by Mr. Banks, Mr. Parkinson and Dr. Solender, with Capt. Cooke,</i> a 7 page m/ss document. €700 to €1,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> Very Rare First U.K. Edition with Yellow Paper Band. Herbert (Frank). <i>Dune,</i> 8vo London (Victor Gollancz Ltd.) 1966. €500 to €700.
  • <center><b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Books & Works on Paper<br>Live Online<br>2 December 2020</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Dec. 2:</b> Rackham (Arthur). 'The Skein', original pen, ink and watercolour drawing. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Dec. 2:</b> Vico (Giambattista). <i>Principj di una scienza nuova,</i> FIRST EDITION, Felice Mosca, Naples,1725. £8,000 to £12,000.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Dec. 2:</b> <i>Bauerkeller's New Embossed Plan of London,</i> first edition, Ackermann & Co., 1841. £1,800 to £2,200.
    <center><b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Books & Works on Paper<br>Live Online<br>2 December 2020</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Dec. 2:</b> Bible, English, Coverdale's Version, J. Nycolson, Southwark, [1535]. £6,000 to £8,000.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Dec. 2:</b> Johnson (Samuel). <i>A Dictionary of the English Langauge,</i> 2 vol., fourth edition revised by the author, folio, 1773. £800 to £1,200.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Dec. 2:</b> Orwell (George). <i>The Road to Wigan Pier,</i> first public edition, 8vo., Victor Gollancz, 1937. £1,500 to £2,000.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Dec. 2:</b> Rowling (J. K.) <i>Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone,</i> FIRST EDITION, first printing 1997. £6,000 to £8,000.
  • <b><center>Cowan’s Auctions<br>The Steve Turner Collection<br>of African Americana, Part II<br>December 3, 2020</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> <i>All-Negro Comics</i> Issue #1, 1947. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> Early Memoir of a Black Hairdresser, 1859. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> First Edition <i>Letters of the Late Ignatius Sancho, An African,</i> 1782. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b><center>Cowan’s Auctions<br>The Steve Turner Collection<br>of African Americana, Part II<br>December 3, 2020</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> Bessie Coleman Aero News Vol. 1 Issue 1, May 1930, Signed by William J. Powell. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> Book of Poetry and Music by Formerly Illiterate Author Thomas Young, 1897. $6,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> Cabinet Card of 24th Infantryman, Tombstone, Arizona Territory, circa 1882. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b><center>Cowan’s Auctions<br>The Steve Turner Collection<br>of African Americana, Part II<br>December 3, 2020</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> James Baldwin Portrait by Carl Van Vechten, 1955. $3,500 to $4,500.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> <i>The Pacific Appeal</i> Newspaper, San Francisco, 1877. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> Only Known Copy <i>Spreading Joy,</i> Uplift History of African Americans in Los Angeles, 1937. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b><center>Cowan’s Auctions<br>The Steve Turner Collection<br>of African Americana, Part II<br>December 3, 2020</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> 1940 Los Angeles <i>The Official Central Avenue District Directory.</i> $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> GRÉGOIRE, Henri (French, 1750-1831). <i>An Enquiry Concerning the Intellectual and Moral Faculties, and Literature of Negroes,</i> First American Edition, 1810. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> 1893 Indian Territory Album with Images of Tacky Grayson. $4,000 to $6,000.
  • <b><center>Gonnelli<br>December 1st<br>Antique and modern prints,<br>drawings and paintings</b>
    <b><center>Gonnelli<br>December 2nd<br>Photographs, autographs, musical works and manuscripts</b>
    <b><center>Gonnelli<br>December 3rd<br>Books from XV to XX Century</b>
    <b><center>Gonnelli<br>December 3rd<br>Mathematics books</b>
    <b><center>Gonnelli<br>December 3rd<br>Art books from Salvador Dalí<br>& others</b>
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>English Literature, History, Science,<br>Children’s Books and Illustrations<br>1 – 8 December, 2020</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 1-8 Dec.:</b> JAMES OF MILAN | <i>Pricking of love,</i> illuminated manuscript in Middle English [England, fifteenth century]. £60,000 to £80,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 1-8 Dec.:</b> BEARDSLEY | <i>The Toilet of Helen,</i> original ink drawing for Savoy, 1895. £30,000 to £50,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 1-8 Dec.:</b> DICKENS | <i>A Christmas Carol,</i> 1844, seventh edition, presentation copy inscribed by the author. £20,000 to £30,000.
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>English Literature, History, Science,<br>Children’s Books and Illustrations<br>1 – 8 December, 2020</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 1-8 Dec.:</b> DARWIN | <i>For Private Distribution... Extracts from Letters addressed to Professor Henslow...,</i> 1835, original wrappers. £70,000 to £90,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 1-8 Dec.:</b> DEFOE | Autograph manuscript poem, 'Resignation', 1708. £20,000 to £30,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 1-8 Dec.:</b> GRAHAME | <i>The Wind in the Willows,</i> 1908, first edition, dust-jacket. £12,000 to £16,000.