• <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>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>Printed Books, Maps & Autographs<br>December 11, 2019</b>
    <b>Dominic Winter, Dec. 11:</b> Melville (Herman). <i>White Jacket; or, the World in a Man-of-War,</i> 1st edition, London, 1850. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter, Dec. 11:</b> Bracton (Henry de). <i>De legibus et consuetudinibus Angliae,</i> 1st edition, 1569. Ex libris Sir Daniel Dun (c.1545-1617). £3,000 to £5,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter, Dec. 11:</b> Edgar (Thomas). <i>The Lawes Resolutions of Womens Rights,</i> 1st edition, 1632. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <center><b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>Printed Books, Maps & Autographs<br>December 11, 2019</b>
    <b>Dominic Winter, Dec. 11:</b> Donne (John). <i>Poems,</i> 3rd edition, 1639. Ex libris Sir Geoffrey Keynes (1887-1982). £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter, Dec. 11:</b> Mandeville (Bernard). <i>The Fable of the Bees,</i> 1st edition, 1714. Rare inspiration for the Wealth of Nations. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter, Dec. 11:</b> Honter (Johannes, & others). <i>De Cosmographiae rudimentis,</i> Basel, 1561. Ex libris Georg Joachim Rheticus (1514-1574). £5,000 to £8,000.
    <center><b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>Printed Books, Maps & Autographs<br>December 11, 2019</b>
    <b>Dominic Winter, Dec. 11:</b> Lincoln (Abraham). Military commission signed, Washington, 1864, and related documents. £3,000 to £5,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter, Dec. 11:</b> Faraday (Michael). Iron filings diagram on waxed blue paper, c.1850. £500 to £800.
    <b>Dominic Winter, Dec. 11:</b> Felixmüller (Conrad). <i>ABC,</i> 1st edition, Dresden, 1925. One of 10 hand-coloured copies. Ex libris Eduard Rosenbaum (1887-1979). £3,000 to £5,000.
    <center><b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>Printed Books, Maps & Autographs<br>December 11, 2019</b>
    <b>Dominic Winter, Dec. 11:</b> Kelmscott Press. <i>The Order of Chivalry,</i> 1893. One of 225 copies; presentation copy from Sydney Cockerell. £800 to £1,200.
    <b>Dominic Winter, Dec. 11:</b> Joyce (James). <i>Anna Livia Plurabelle,</i> 1st edition, New York, 1928. One of 50 special copies on green paper. £1,000 to £1,500
    <b>Dominic Winter, Dec. 11:</b> Orwell (George). <i>Homage to Catalonia,</i> 1st edition, 1938. £2,500 to £3,300
  • <center><b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers<br>Rare Books & Literature Sale<br>December 10, 2019</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 10:</b> Archive of almost 500 Quaker letters written between leading members of the Society of Friends in Ireland between about 1770 and 1830. €10,000 to €15,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 10:</b> Heraldic Grants to the Delaval Family of Northumberland Manuscripts: 9 May 1761. Patent of Stephen Martin Leake. €2,000 to €3,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 10:</b> Unique Manuscript – Miniature Book by Seamus Heaney. Holograph manuscript copy by Heaney of his poem <i>Mad Sweeney’s Praise of Trees</i>. €2,000 to €3,000.
    <center><b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers<br>Rare Books & Literature Sale<br>December 10, 2019</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 10:</b> Yeats, Mangan and John McCall, with an ALS Yeats [W.B.]. <i>The Wanderings of Ossian and other Poems.</i> London, 1889. €2,000 to €3,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 10:</b> Heaney (Seamus). <i>Toome</i>, illustrated by Jane Proctor. National College of Art and Design 1980. Extremely rare Heaney title limited to 15 copies. €1,500 to €2,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 10:</b> Young (Ella). <i>Celtic Wonder Tales,</i> illustrated by Maud Gonne (four colour plates and other decorations). 1910. Signed by Gonne with an original sketch. €1,000 to €1,500.
    <center><b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers<br>Rare Books & Literature Sale<br>December 10, 2019</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 10:</b> The Yeats Brothers “Jack & William” Yeats (Jack B.) RHA (1839-1922). An attractive small pencil portrait of his son Jack Yeats, aged perhaps 10-12, drawing of a bearded man on rear [with] a second drawing. €1,000 to €1500.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 10:</b> 18th c. Manuscript Volumes on French Peerage Manuscript: “Recueil de tous les actes concernant les Ducs & Pairs de France… Depuis l’an 900 jusqu’en 1660.” €1,500 to €2,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 10:</b> Churchill (Winston Spencer). <i>The River War, An Historical Account of The Reconquest of the Soudan.</i> 2 vols. roy 8vo L. 1899. First Edn. €800 to €1200.
    <center><b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers<br>Rare Books & Literature Sale<br>December 10, 2019</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 10:</b> Important Scientific Association Presentation Copy - Tyndall (John). <i>Heat considered as A Mode of Motion…</i> 1863. €600 to €800.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 10:</b> Receipt Signed by Chippewa Chiefs Document dated 24 May 1845 signed by five “Chippewa chiefs on the River Thames.” €400 to €600.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 10:</b> Bury (Lady Charlotte). <i>The Three Great Sanctuaries of Tuscany, Valombrosa, Camaldoli, Laverna.</i> Lg. oblong folio L. (J. Murray) 1833. First Edn. €250 to €350.

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RBH: 32 Auctions archived, 44 fresh this week

For the week ended Saturday 26 May 2018 32 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 4 denominated in euros, 7 in British pounds, and 21 in US dollars.  Turnover was $14,084,156 as 9,390 lots were offered and 7,084 sold for a 75% success rate.

 

For the week ahead 44 sales are scheduled.  The auctions are alive and well.

  

5 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Heritage AuctionsSports Memorabilia on May 18th: $4,276,046 
SothebysBooks and Manuscripts on May 24th: $2,211,917 
SothebysFine Autograph Music: the Property of Helmut Nanz and Family on May 22nd: $1,523,413 
BonhamsModern and Contemporary Prints and Multiples on May 22nd: $1,182,499 
Leslie Hindman AuctioneersFine Prints on May 23rd: $1,052,549 
 

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

Dominic Winter Book AuctionsMilitary, Aviation and Naval History on May 18th: 228.62% 
BonhamsModern and Contemporary Prints and Multiples on May 22nd: 121.86% 
SothebysBooks and Manuscripts on May 24th: 107.47% 
Robert Siegel GalleriesUnited States and Confederate States Postal History on May 22nd: 107.27% 


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

Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 5/13 on May 20th: 98.53% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 5/15 on May 22nd: 98.38% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksAntique Prints and Rare Books on May 19th: 95.03% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 5/13 on May 20th: 95.01% 
Heritage AuctionsSports Memorabilia on May 18th: 94.38% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on May 22nd: 94.23% 
Leslie Hindman AuctioneersFine Prints on May 23rd: 92.84% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 4/22 on May 20th: 92.31% 
Robert Siegel GalleriesUnited States and Confederate States Postal History on May 22nd: 89.89% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsMilitary, Aviation and Naval History on May 18th: 89.05% 
Clars Auction GalleryArt - Prints on May 20th: 80.77%
 
 
Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Heritage Auctions 1927 Babe Ruth Game Used Record Sixtieth Home Run Bat Gifted to Legendary Performer and Collector Joe E. Brown, PSA/DNA GU 10. on May 18th Actual price: USD $660,000.
  2. Sothebys AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF THE UNFINISHED ALLEGRO IN G FOR PIANO FOUR HANDS, K.357 (497A) on May 22nd Actual price: USD $462,300.
  3. Heritage Auctions 1930-32 John Wooden Game Worn Purdue Boilermakers Jersey, MEARS A9. on May 18th Actual price: USD $264,000.
  4. Sothebys AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF THE VOCAL SCORE FOR THE CANTATA "ALCYONE", [1902]  on May 22nd Actual price: USD $201,000.
  5. Heritage Auctions 1871-2008 The Jack Smalling Baseball Autograph Collection (13,000+). on May 18th Actual price: USD $180,000.
  6. Sothebys DAPHNIS & CHLOÉ. on May 24th Actual price: USD $163,800.
  7. Profiles in History R2-D2 remote control robotic character from the Disney Parks. This amazing remote controlled iconic droid was built for use in the Disney parks in 2004, using actual screen used R2-D2s from the original Star Wars trilogy as reference. Precise measurement on May 5th Actual price: USD $161,200.
  8. Sothebys [LES SOURCES DU LOIR À ILLIERS. MANUSCRIT. on May 24th Actual price: USD $155,025.
  9. Sothebys AUTOGRAPH WORKING MANUSCRIPT OF PART OF "L'OISEAU DE FEU" ("THE FIREBIRD"), SIGNED ("IGOR STRAVINSKY"), [1909] on May 22nd Actual price: USD $150,750.
  10. Sothebys AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF STRAUSS'S OWN ARRANGEMENT FOR PIANO FOUR HANDS OF HIS SYMPHONIC FANTASY "AUS ITALIEN", OP.16, SIGNED ("RICHARD STRAUSS") on May 22nd Actual price: USD $150,750.
  11. Sothebys RELATION DE CE QUI S'EST PASSÉ EN LA NOUVELLE FRANCE EN L'ANNÉE 1635 [ET 1642, 1643, 1649, 1650, 1651, 1652, 1653, 1655, 1656, 1657, 1658, 1659, 1660, 1661, 1662, 1663, 1664, 1665, 1667, 1668, 1669, 1670, 1671, 1672].  on May 24th Actual price: USD $146,250.
  12. Sothebys MID-SIXTEENTH-CENTURY MANUSCRIPT OF GERMAN LUTE TABLATURE, COMPRISING 35 PIECES on May 22nd Actual price: USD $142,375.
  13. Bonhams Rebel Without a Cause (James Dean), from Ads on May 22nd Actual price: USD $125,000.
  14. Sothebys TRÈS IMPORTANTE CORRESPONDANCE AVEC MARCEL PROUST [AVEC : LETTRES À MARCEL PROUST DE JEAN PAULHAN, GUSTAVE TRONCHE, BERTHE LEMARIÉ, ETC.] on May 24th Actual price: USD $109,688.
  15. Sothebys FINE AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF TWO SONGS FOR SOPRANO AND ORCHESTRA, "DAS ROSENBAND" AND "LIEBESHYMNUS" on May 22nd Actual price: USD $108,875.
  16. Sothebys FINE AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED ("MOZART[PARAPH]") TO THE VIENNA PUBLISHER ARTARIA & CO ("GESCHÄTZBARSTER FREUND UND BR:"), ABOUT W. A. MOZART AND LEOPOLD'S CELEBRATED "VIOLINSCHULE" on May 22nd Actual price: USD $108,875.
  17. Sothebys AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF 'A WOMAN IS A SOMETIME THING' FROM THE OPERA "PORGY AND BESS", ACT ONE, SCENE ONE on May 22nd Actual price: USD $100,500.
  18. Bonhams Relativity (Relativteit) on May 22nd Actual price: USD $92,500.
  19. Sothebys AUTOGRAPH WORKING MANUSCRIPT OF PART OF SYMPHONY NO.4, A HITHERTO UNKNOWN LEAF FROM THE COMPOSITION DRAFT on May 22nd Actual price: USD $92,125.
  20. Sothebys THREE AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPTS, ONE SIGNED ("F. LISZT") on May 22nd Actual price: USD $92,125.
  21. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers Faune dévoilant une femme (from La Suite Vollard), 1936 on May 23rd Actual price: USD $87,500.
  22. Sothebys 5 CARNETS INÉDITS. on May 24th Actual price: USD $80,438.
  23. Sothebys À L’OMBRE DES JEUNES FILLES EN FLEURS. PLACARD MANUSCRIT. on May 24th Actual price: USD $73,125.
  24. Heritage Auctions 2006 Tom Brady Game Worn New England Patriots Uniform, Photo Matched! on May 18th Actual price: USD $66,000.
  25. Heritage Auctions 1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle Rookie #253, Signed, PSA/DNA Mint 9. on May 18th Actual price: USD $66,000.



32 total sales reported this week:

Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers. Rare Book and Collectors Sale on May 2nd: 64.25%
Sothebys. Books and Manuscripts on May 24th: 78.46%
Trafford Books. Books on May 23rd: 68.35%
Moreshet Auctions. Judaica on May 23rd: 43.81%
Eldreds. Online Only: Books and Prints on May 23rd: 57.14%
Christies. The Collector: Works of Art, Prints on May 23rd: 0.00%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Fine Prints on May 23rd: 92.84%
PosterConnection Inc.. Small Decorative Art on May 22nd: 26.07%
Robert Siegel Galleries. United States and Confederate States Postal History on May 22nd: 89.89%
Profiles in History. Animation and Disneyana on May 5th: 66.43%
Neal Auction Company. Late Spring Estates Auction on May 19th: 52.63%
Neal Auction Company. Late Spring Estates Auction - Day 2 on May 20th: 50.00%
Bonhams. The Sporting Sale on May 22nd: 63.64%
Bonhams. Modern and Contemporary Prints and Multiples on May 22nd: 76.26%
Sothebys. Musical Manuscripts on May 22nd: 51.35%
Sothebys. Fine Autograph Music: the Property of Helmut Nanz and Family on May 22nd: 64.44%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on May 22nd: 94.23%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 5/15 on May 22nd: 98.38%
The Written Word Autographs. Entertainers and Sports Autographs on May 20th: 32.82%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 4/22 on May 20th: 92.31%
Clars Auction Gallery. Art - Prints on May 20th: 80.77%
Clars Auction Gallery. Art - Prints on May 19th: 76.83%
Eldreds. Antiques and Accessories - Books, Maps and Prints on May 19th: 70.27%
The Written Word Autographs. Spring 2018 - Guaranteed Authentic Autographs on May 19th: 39.30%
Dorotheum . Modern Prints on May 18th: 50.79%
Forum Auctions. Forum Auctions @ Artsy: More Than Words on May 18th: 39.39%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Military, Aviation and Naval History on May 18th: 89.05%
Skinner. Walker Evans Photographs online - Internet bidstart 5/8 on May 18th: 56.88%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 5/13 on May 20th: 95.01%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 5/13 on May 20th: 98.53%
Heritage Auctions. Sports Memorabilia on May 18th: 94.38%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Antique Prints and Rare Books on May 19th: 95.03%


For the week ahead 44 sales are scheduled:

Mon. May. 28th
Bubb Kuyper. 2011 KM Haarlem. Books, Manuscripts, Prints. 352 lots
Ketterer Kunst Doerling. Hamburg. Valuable books Manuscripts · Autographs · Decorative Graphics. 100 lots
Leland Little Auctions. Hillsborough, NC. 19th Annual Memorial Day Auction - Prints, Books. 107 lots
Ketterer Kunst Doerling. Hamburg. Wertvolle Bücher Manuskripte · Autographen · Dekorative Graphik - Part 2. 447 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 80 lots

Tue. May. 29th
Artcurial. Paris. Limited Editions. 128 lots
Ketterer Kunst Doerling. Hamburg. Rare Books Online Only. 85 lots
Christies. Paris. Books and Manuscripts. 95 lots
Tajan. Paris. Prints. 274 lots
Vermot de Pas. Paris. France History and Regions. 476 lots
Forum Auctions in Italy. Roma. No Reserve Online Sale: Antiquarian and Rare Books.
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Books and Historical Documents. 397 lots
Bubb Kuyper. 2011 KM Haarlem. Books: Bibliography and typography, Art reference, Children’s books, Varia, Literature, Indonesia. 1098 lots
Bubb Kuyper. 2011 KM Haarlem. Books: Fine Printing, Illustrated books. 675 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 5/23. 557 lots

Wed. May. 30th
Bonhams. London. WASSENAAR ZOO A Dutch Private Library. 235 lots
ALDE. Paris. Modern Illustrated Books. 62 lots
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. Old and Modern Books. 324 lots
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Posters. 110 lots
Chiswick Auctions. London. Modern First Editions, Illustrated Books & Limited Editions. 225 lots
PIASA. Paris. Photographs, including a Large French Collection. 72 lots
Minerva Auctions Roma. Roma. Photographs. 326 lots
Rossini. Paris. Online Book Auction - Internet bidstart 5/17. 526 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Prints and Books - online only. 87 lots
Bubb Kuyper. 2011 KM Haarlem. Books: History and topography, Natural history, Medicine, Science, Manuscripts, Autographs, Old and. 1121 lots
Bubb Kuyper. 2011 KM Haarlem. Old and rare books (part 2). 622 lots

Thu. May. 31st
Forum Auctions. London. Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. 344 lots
Charlton Hall. West Columbia, SC. 89th Anniversary Sale. 36 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Americana - Travel & Exploration - Manuscript Material - Cartography. 439 lots
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Old and Modern Books. 138 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Prints and Books. 37 lots
Bubb Kuyper. 2011 KM Haarlem. Modern Art: Prints, etc.. 425 lots
Bubb Kuyper. 2011 KM Haarlem. Ex libris, Ceramics, Sculpture, Photographs, Japanese prints and drawings, Oriental and tribal art.

Fri. Jun. 1st
Forum Auctions. London. Photographs and Photobooks. 168 lots
Bubb Kuyper. 2011 KM Haarlem. Varia, Posters, Drawings and watercolours, Catchpenny prints, Old master prints, Optical views, Maps. 808 lots

Sat. Jun. 2nd
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. Fine Auction - Books and Prints. 108 lots
Aspire Auctions. Cleveland. Prints - Internet bidstart 5/25. 67 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. European Comic Art. 299 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. David and Janice Frent Collection of Presidential and Political Americana. 773 lots
Arader Galleries. New York City. June 2018 Auction. 175 lots
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books.
North American Auction Company. Bozeman. Montana’s Best Early Western & Antique Auction.
Potomack Company. Alexandria. Fine Art and Antiques - Books, Prints. 8 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 164 lots

Sun. Jun. 3rd
Grogan and Company. Dedham. The Spring Auction. 70 lots
Rossini. Paris. Automobilia. 13 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 5/6. 170 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 5/27.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 5/27.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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>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>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.