• <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>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.
  • <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: 40 Auctions archived, 16 fresh this week

For the week ended Saturday 21 July, 2018 40 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 14 denominated in euros, 5 in British pounds, and 21 in US dollars.  Total sales were $10,142,269 as 15,589 lots were offered and 10,910 sold for a 70% success rate.  Auction activity remains high. 

 

2 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 


AderMusic - The Aristophil Collection on June 20th: $4,346,109 
Drouot EstimationsAristophil 5 • Literature • Writers and Poets of the 19th and 20th Centuries on June 19th: $1,025,658 



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

Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrints on July 18th: 120.78% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on July 19th: 107.01% 
Brunk AuctionsPremier Catalogue Auction - Prints, Books on July 14th: 104.11% 


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

Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/8 on July 15th: 99.16% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 7/10 on July 17th: 98.17% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 7/8 on July 15th: 97.56% 
Brunk AuctionsPremier Catalogue Auction - Prints, Books on July 14th: 95.74% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 6/174 on July 15th: 94.83% 
Lancaster Mennonite Historical SocietyBooks on July 13th: 92.47% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on July 14th: 91.38% 
Kedem AuctionJudaica: Books, Manuscripts, Letters, Objects on July 10th: 87.83% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on July 19th: 86.00% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrints on July 18th: 80.68% 
Neal Auction CompanySummer Estates Auction on July 14th: 80.00% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Ader MANUSCRIT MUSICAL autographe, Skizzen zu Faust [WoO3], [1844-1853]  on June 20th Actual price: USD $754,000.
  2. Ader ALBUM MUSICAL, Musikalisches Album d’Aloys FUCHS, recueil de 112 MANUSCRITS autographes de compositeurs et musiciens, 1817-1850  on June 20th Actual price: USD $678,600.
  3. Ader MANUSCRIT MUSICAL autographe signé, Ruf vom Berge [WoO 147], 1816  on June 20th Actual price: USD $226,200.
  4. Ader MANUSCRIT MUSICAL autographe signé, Des canyons aux étoiles… pour piano solo, cor, xylorimba, et petit orchestre (1974)  on June 20th Actual price: USD $218,660.
  5. Drouot Estimations PATIENCE. D'UN ÉTÉ. on June 19th Actual price: USD $217,500.
  6. Ader MANUSCRIT MUSICAL autographe signé, Vocalise en forme de habanera (1907)  on June 20th Actual price: USD $196,040.
  7. Ader MOZART Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-1791). on June 20th Actual price: USD $196,040.
  8. Ader MANUSCRIT MUSICAL autographe signé, Métaboles (1964).  on June 20th Actual price: USD $165,880.
  9. Ader Clavir Ubung bestehend in Præludien, Allemanden, Couranten, Sarabanden, Giguen, Menuetten, und andern Galanterien  on June 20th Actual price: USD $146,624.
  10. Ader L.A.S., [Baden fin juillet début août 1825], à l’ARCHIDUC RODOLPHE  on June 20th Actual price: USD $135,720.
  11. Ader L.A.S. « Beethoven », Vienne 17 septembre [1795], à Heinrich von STRUVE  on June 20th Actual price: USD $128,180.
  12. Ader MANUSCRIT MUSICAL autographe, Le Soleil des eaux : La Sorgue, chanson pour Yvonne (1958)  on June 20th Actual price: USD $105,560.
  13. Drouot Estimations PARTNERSHIP. on June 19th Actual price: USD $104,400.
  14. Ader L.A.S., [été 1787 ?, au baron Gottfried von SWIETEN ?]  on June 20th Actual price: USD $98,020.
  15. Ader MANUSCRIT MUSICAL autographe signé, Beau Soir (1891)  on June 20th Actual price: USD $90,480.
  16. Drouot Estimations LE CHIENDENT. on June 19th Actual price: USD $79,750.
  17. Ader MANUSCRIT MUSICAL autographe signé, L’Ascension, quatre méditations symphoniques pour orchestre (1934).  on June 20th Actual price: USD $70,876.
  18. Ader MANUSCRIT MUSICAL autographe signé, [Liebesrausch] et Sehnsucht der Liebe, 8 avril 1815  on June 20th Actual price: USD $69,368.
  19. Drouot Estimations D'AUCULNES. on June 19th Actual price: USD $65,250.
  20. Drouot Estimations GRAND BAL DU PRINTEMPS. on June 19th Actual price: USD $65,250.
  21. Bonhams Overend Watts/Mott The Hoople: A 1954 'Hardtail' Fender Stratocaster, believed the earliest of its type to be shipped, on July 18th Actual price: USD $62,225.
  22. Ader 29 lettres (12 L.A.S. et 17 L.A.), 1834-1862, à Franz LISZT et/ou à Marie d’AGOULT  on June 20th Actual price: USD $57,304.
  23. Ader MANUSCRIT autographe signé « R. L. », Hymne des Marseillois  on June 20th Actual price: USD $57,304.
  24. Ader L.A.S. « Chip », Manchester 1er septembre 1848, [à Thomas ALBRECHT]  on June 20th Actual price: USD $55,796.
  25. Ader L.A.S. « Ch », château de Nohant près La Châtre 13 septembre [18]46, à Auguste FRANCHOMME, « Professeur au Conservatoire de Musique à Paris »  on June 20th Actual price: USD $55,796.



A total of 40 auctions reported this week:


Drouot Estimations. Aristophil 5 • Literature • Writers and Poets of the 19th and 20th Centuries on June 19th: 31.25%
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Books on July 13th: 92.47%
Eldreds. Sporting Art - Prints on July 17th: 73.33%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on June 28th: 76.43%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on July 19th: 86.00%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Prints on July 18th: 80.68%
Bonhams. Entertainment Memorabilia on July 18th: 65.22%
Old World Auctions. Antique Maps, Globes, Charts, Atlases & Vintage Graphics - online bidstart 3/21 on March 28th: 69.05%
Old World Auctions. Antique Maps, Globes, Charts, Atlases & Vintage Graphics - online bidstart 5/23 on June 6th: 79.49%
Ader. Photographs on June 21st: 40.00%
Ader. Music - The Aristophil Collection on June 20th: 48.34%
Rossini. Photographs, Lithographs, Modern and Contemporary Prints on June 7th: 32.41%
Binoche et Giquello. Posters on May 30th: 20.91%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Treasures from Pacific Shores: Numismatics, Mining, & Americana - Day 5 on June 26th: 63.60%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Treasures from Pacific Shores: Numismatics, Mining, & Americana - Day 4 on June 25th: 51.18%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Treasures from Pacific Shores: Numismatics, Mining, & Americana - Day 3 on June 24th: 50.58%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Treasures from Pacific Shores: Numismatics, Mining, & Americana - Day 2 on June 23rd: 59.16%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Treasures from Pacific Shores - Numismatic, Mining, Americana, etc. - Day 1 on June 22nd: 57.92%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 7/10 on July 17th: 98.17%
Bubb Kuyper. Varia, Posters, Drawings and watercolours, Catchpenny prints, Old master prints, Optical views, Maps on June 1st: 76.11%
Bubb Kuyper. Modern Art - Prints, etc. on May 31st: 77.43%
Bubb Kuyper. Modern Art: Prints, etc. on May 31st: 74.35%
Bubb Kuyper. Old and rare books (part 2) on May 30th: 70.42%
Bubb Kuyper. Books: History and topography, Natural history, Medicine, Science, Manuscripts, Autographs, Old and on May 30th: 59.86%
Bubb Kuyper. Books: Fine Printing, Illustrated books on May 29th: 61.78%
Bubb Kuyper. Books: Bibliography and typography, Art reference, Children’s books, Varia, Literature, Indonesia on May 29th: 68.58%
Bubb Kuyper. Books, Manuscripts, Prints on May 28th: 78.98%
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH. Rare Books, Decorative Prints, Historical Photographs on July 13th: 48.61%
Clars Auction Gallery. Fine Art, Jewelry, Asian Auction - Prints, Books on July 15th: 69.39%
Clars Auction Gallery. Art - Prints on July 14th: 75.00%
Bonhams. Automobilia - Books and Prints on July 13th: 75.00%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on July 14th: 91.38%
Neal Auction Company. Summer Estates Auction - Books, Prints on July 15th: 70.73%
Neal Auction Company. Summer Estates Auction on July 14th: 80.00%
Brunk Auctions. Premier Catalogue Auction - Prints, Books on July 14th: 95.74%
Moreshet Auctions. Books and Manuscripts on July 9th: 50.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 6/174 on July 15th: 94.83%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 7/8 on July 15th: 97.56%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/8 on July 15th: 99.16%
Kedem Auction. Judaica: Books, Manuscripts, Letters, Objects on July 10th: 87.83%

 

For the week ahead 16 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jul. 23rd
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Chadds Ford, PA . Books & Works on Paper. 270 lots
Australian Book Auctions. Armadale, . Books, Documents, & Maps. 155 lots

Tue. Jul. 24th
Forum Auctions. London. Artsy: Urban Jungle. 45 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 7/17. 296 lots
Doyle New York. New York. Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake" Johnson. 344 lots
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Engravings, Lithographs, Photographs, Old and Contemporary Books. 269 lots

Wed. Jul. 25th
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Documents. 550 lots
Guernseys. New York, NY. African American Historic & Cultural Treasures. 439 lots

Thu. Jul. 26th
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Literature and Fine Books. 560 lots
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Cape Town. Books - Internet Bidstart 7/19. 197 lots
Guernseys. New York, NY. African American Historic & Cultural Treasures - Day 2. 258 lots

Sat. Jul. 28th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters. 929 lots
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 616 lots

Sun. Jul. 29th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/22.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 7/22.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 7/1. 191 lots

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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>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> 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>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.
  • <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.