• <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> CLEMENS, SAMUEL L. <i>The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain.</i> Hartford: The American Publishing Company, 1876. $14,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> BATEMAN, JAMES. <i>The Orchidaceae of Mexico and Guatemala.</i> London: J. Ridgway & Sons for the author, [1837]-1843. $60,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> WHITMAN, WALT. <i>Leaves of Grass.</i> Brooklyn: [For the author by Andrew and James Rome,] 1855. $150,000 to $200,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> LEE, HARPER. Three “Seckatary Hawkins”-related books inscribed and signed by Harper Lee. $60,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> POE, EDGAR ALLAN. <i>The Raven.</i> New York: Wiley and Putnam, 1845. $120,000 to $180,000.
  • <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
  • <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> 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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RBH: 23 Auctions archived, 31 fresh this week

For the week ended Saturday, 13 May, 23 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 8 denominated in euros, 1 in British pounds, and 14 in US dollars.  Turnover was $11,299,644 as 13,439 lots were offered and 9,033 sold for a slim 67% success rate.  The average price was $1,251.

 

For the week upcoming 31 auctions are scheduled.

 

4 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Profiles in HistoryThe Big Book: The Original Working Manuscript of Alcoholics Anonymous on May 5th: $2,400,000 
Swann GalleriesOld Master Through Modern Prints on May 8th: $2,086,995 
ArtcurialComic Strips on May 5th: $1,212,052 
Doyle New YorkPrints and Multiples on May 1st: $1,042,723 


5 auctions saw total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered: 

Burgersdijk and NiermansRare Books - Day 1 on May 8th: 181.14% 
Burgersdijk and NiermansRare Books - Day 2 on May 9th: 171.23% 
FreemansMODERN & CONTEMPORARY ART INCLUDING FLASH: BRITISH PHOTOGRAPHY FROM THE COLLECTION OF JEFFREY M. KAP on May 8th: 121.80% 
Doyle New YorkPrints and Multiples on May 1st: 117.88% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on May 10th: 106.24% 


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

National Book AuctionsBooks and Ephemera – Mockingbird, Uncle Tom, Frost, Americana, etc. on May 5th: 100.00% 
Profiles in HistoryThe Big Book: The Original Working Manuscript of Alcoholics Anonymous on May 5th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 4/29 on May 6th: 99.83% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 5/1 on May 8th: 98.86% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on May 5th: 97.70% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 4/29 on May 6th: 95.40% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 4/8 on May 6th: 95.32% 
Doyle New YorkPrints and Multiples on May 1st: 94.37% 
Burgersdijk and NiermansRare Books - Day 1 on May 8th: 93.13% 
Burgersdijk and NiermansRare Books - Day 2 on May 9th: 89.32% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on May 8th: 86.49% 
Kedem AuctionOnline Auction 13: Judaica – Books, Manuscripts, Letters, Objects on May 7th: 84.22% 
FreemansMODERN & CONTEMPORARY ART INCLUDING FLASH: BRITISH PHOTOGRAPHY FROM THE COLLECTION OF JEFFREY M. KAP on May 8th: 83.61% 
 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Profiles in History Bill Wilson's working draft manuscript of Alcoholics Anonymous "Big Book". on May 5th Actual price: USD $2,400,000.
  2. Artcurial Astro Boy - Tome 4 on May 5th Actual price: USD $320,586.
  3. Artcurial Astérix et Obélix - Tome 30. La Galère d'Obélix on May 5th Actual price: USD $146,965.
  4. Freemans PORTRAIT DE JACQUELINE AU CHAPEAU DE PAILLE (T?TE DE FEMME) on May 8th Actual price: USD $112,500.
  5. Artcurial La Gare de banlieue on May 5th Actual price: USD $100,555.
  6. Freemans SAN FRANCISCO SILVERSPOT on May 8th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  7. Swann Galleries Grand Masque. on May 8th Actual price: USD $87,500.
  8. RR Auction Frederic Chopin Sketch on May 9th Actual price: USD $85,751.
  9. Freemans THE STAR on May 8th Actual price: USD $75,000.
  10. Swann Galleries Tête de femme, de profil. on May 8th Actual price: USD $75,000.
  11. Swann Galleries Carmen. on May 8th Actual price: USD $62,500.
  12. Swann Galleries Jan Uytenbogaert, Preacher of the Remonstrants. on May 8th Actual price: USD $57,500.
  13. Doyle New York 18 COLORS (CINCINNATI) (AXSOM 193) on May 1st Actual price: USD $56,250.
  14. Swann Galleries Under the Horse Chestnut Tree. on May 8th Actual price: USD $52,500.
  15. Swann Galleries Le Antichità Romane. on May 8th Actual price: USD $52,500.
  16. Doyle New York CONSTELLATIONS (M. 261; CRAMER BOOKS 58) on May 1st Actual price: USD $46,875.
  17. Swann Galleries L'Âme du Cirque. on May 8th Actual price: USD $42,500.
  18. Artcurial Le courrier de Tintin on May 4th Actual price: USD $40,222.
  19. Swann Galleries St. Eustace. on May 8th Actual price: USD $37,500.
  20. Doyle New York LIZ (F./S. II.7) on May 1st Actual price: USD $37,500.
  21. Zisska and Lacher SAMMELBAND on May 4th Actual price: USD $36,557.
  22. Swann Galleries Self Portrait in a Fur Cap: Bust. on May 8th Actual price: USD $35,000.
  23. Artcurial Boule et Bill. La leçon de photographie on May 5th Actual price: USD $34,034.
  24. Swann Galleries Abrahams Sacrifice on May 8th Actual price: USD $32,500.
  25. Doyle New York DAY AND NIGHT (BOOL/KIST/LOCHER/WIERDA 303) on May 1st Actual price: USD $32,500.



23 total sales reported this week:

Burgersdijk and Niermans. Rare Books - Day 2 on May 9th: 89.32%
Burgersdijk and Niermans. Rare Books - Day 1 on May 8th: 93.13%
National Book Auctions. Books and Ephemera – Mockingbird, Uncle Tom, Frost, Americana, etc. on May 5th: 100.00%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on May 10th: 78.72%
Zisska and Lacher. Books, Manuscripts, Prints on May 4th: 65.61%
RR Auction. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 4/20 on May 9th: 57.97%
Kedem Auction. Online Auction 13: Judaica – Books, Manuscripts, Letters, Objects on May 7th: 84.22%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on May 5th: 97.70%
Artcurial. the Universe of the Creator of TinTin on May 4th: 53.64%
Artcurial. Comic Strips on May 5th: 54.32%
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. Books, Graphics modern and ancient Arts, Antiques - parsed on May 5th: 44.69%
Freemans. MODERN & CONTEMPORARY ART INCLUDING FLASH: BRITISH PHOTOGRAPHY FROM THE COLLECTION OF JEFFREY M. KAP on May 8th: 83.61%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 5/1 on May 8th: 98.86%
Swann Galleries. Old Master Through Modern Prints on May 8th: 66.79%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on May 8th: 86.49%
Profiles in History. The Big Book: The Original Working Manuscript of Alcoholics Anonymous on May 5th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 4/8 on May 6th: 95.32%
Ader. Posters May 68 on May 3rd: 54.37%
Eldreds. Spring Asian Arts - Prints on May 4th: 74.66%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Fine Books and Manuscripts on May 1st: 75.20%
Doyle New York. Prints and Multiples on May 1st: 94.37%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 4/29 on May 6th: 95.40%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 4/29 on May 6th: 99.83%

 


For the week ahead 31 sales are scheduled:

Mon. May. 14th
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Chadds Ford, PA . May Premier Auction - Books, Prints. 36 lots
Adams Amsterdam Auctions. Amsterdam. 70 years of COBRA. The Gert Jan Hemmink collection. 208 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 76 lots

Tue. May. 15th
Swann Galleries. New York. 19th and 20th Century Literature. 310 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Antiquarian and Collectors Books. 347 lots
Sothebys. London. Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History Including the Library of Colin and Joan Deacon. 420 lots
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Autographs and Documents. 254 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 5/8. 662 lots

Wed. May. 16th
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Documents. 578 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints and Maps. 183 lots
ALDE. Paris. A Collection on Savoie and the Mountain - Part 1. 306 lots
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Photographs. 260 lots

Thu. May. 17th
Christies. London -South Kensington. Photographs. 121 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Motoring, Cycling, Maritime and Railway History. 272 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Spring Miscellany. 455 lots
ALDE. Paris. A Collection on Savoie and the Mountain - Part 2. 283 lots
Sothebys. London. Photographs. 72 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. John Brennan Rock and Roll Collection - Internet Bidstart 5/10. 503 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sports Memorabilia. 1424 lots

Fri. May. 18th
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Military, Aviation and Naval History. 201 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Forum Auctions @ Artsy: More Than Words.
Skinner. Boston. Walker Evans Photographs online - Internet bidstart 5/8. 160 lots
Dorotheum . Salzburg. Modern Prints. 126 lots

Sat. May. 19th
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Late Spring Estates Auction. 57 lots
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Gambling Memorabilia. 351 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Antiques and Accessories - Books and Prints. 37 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Antique Prints and Rare Books. 171 lots

Sun. May. 20th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 4/22. 221 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 5/13.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 5/13.
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Late Spring Estates Auction - Day 2. 42 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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>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, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
  • <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.
  • <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.