• <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>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>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>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.

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Rare Book Hub: 33 Auctions Archived, another 28 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 20 October 2018 33 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 13 denominated in euros, 2 in British pounds, and 18 in US dollars.  Turnover was $15,779,733 as 16,280 lots were offered and 11,476 sold for a slim 70% success rate. Concerns in the United Kingdom over BREXIT and in the United States the recent stock market decline may auger that the linkage between economic uncertainty and auction outcomes is increasingly closely linked.  But it’s too early to say with any certainty whether a pattern will develop.

 

6 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

James D Julia AuctioneersAutomobilia and Petroliana on October 8th: $1,919,128 
RR AuctionSpace and Aviation - Internet bidstart 10/11 on October 18th: $1,791,914 
Heritage AuctionsIllustration Art on October 12th: $1,739,406 
Swann GalleriesArtists and Amateurs: Photographs and Photobooks on October 18th: $1,628,890 
Kiefer Buch und KunstauktionenRare Books on October 6th: $1,460,818 
Arenberg AuctionsBooks on October 13th: $1,346,050 



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

SothebysThe Collection of Renand-Chapet on October 18th: 258.72% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Art and Architecture Around the World on October 17th: 223.76% 
Swann GalleriesEarly Printed, Medical, Scientific and Travel Books on October 16th: 160.25% 
Arenberg AuctionsBooks on October 13th: 121.90% 
ALDELibrary of an Amateur - Modern Illustrated Books and Bindings on October 17th: 117.22% 
Purcell AuctioneersAutumn Book Sale on October 17th: 104.88% 
Marc van de Wiele AuctionsDocuments, Books and Manuscripts on October 6th: 104.37% 
Galerie BassengeManuscripts, Incunables, Theology, Paper Antiquities on October 16th: 104.14% 
SothebysGallison Hall: The James F. Scott Collection on October 15th: 103.42% 
RR AuctionSpace and Aviation - Internet bidstart 10/11 on October 18th: 101.74% 
James D Julia AuctioneersO'Connor's Americana Collection on September 26th: 101.44% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys NOTES ON THE STATE OF VIRGINIA; WRITTEN IN THE YEAR 1781, SOMEWHAT CORRECTED AND ENLARGED IN THE WINTER OF 1782, FOR THE USE OF A FOREIGNER OF DISTINCTION, IN ANSWER TO CERTAIN QUERIES PROPOSED BY HIM. [PARIS: FOR THE AUTHOR BY PHILIPPE-DENIS PIERRES,] 17 on October 15th Actual price: USD $300,000.
  2. Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen Opisanie Sviashchenneishago Koronovaniia ikh Imperatorskikh ... (kyrill., = Beschreibung der Krönung Ihrer Kaiserlichen Majestäten, ….). on October 6th Actual price: USD $222,720.
  3. Heritage Auctions Untitled Acrylic on canvas 48 x 40 in. Signed lower left , on October 12th Actual price: USD $162,500.
  4. Arenberg Auctions French songbook titled “Recueil des plus beaux airs de ce temps. 1620”, illuminated on vellum and silk. on October 13th Actual price: USD $137,750.
  5. Heritage Auctions Untitled, on October 12th Actual price: USD $137,500.
  6. Galerie Bassenge Geographicae Ennarationis, Libri Octo. on October 16th Actual price: USD $127,305.
  7. Swann Galleries Vu d'atelier [The artist's studio]. on October 18th Actual price: USD $125,000.
  8. Sothebys Christ Returning from the Temple with His Parents (B., Holl. 60; New Holl. 276; H. 278) on October 18th Actual price: USD $115,000.
  9. Swann Galleries Reysen und Wanderschafften durch das Gelobte Land. on October 16th Actual price: USD $106,250.
  10. Swann Galleries Portfolio entitled Roy DeCarava. on October 18th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  11. Heritage Auctions Trick or Treat, Playboy interior illustration on October 12th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  12. James D Julia Auctioneers Francis Pfister's Folding Map From of the Hudon River Corridor, Complete with Map Case, Circa 1758. on September 26th Actual price: USD $84,000.
  13. Heritage Auctions Broadway Showgirl, 1928 Watercolor and pencil on board 24.25 x 18.5 in. (sight) on October 12th Actual price: USD $81,250.
  14. Arenberg Auctions Theatrum orbis terrarum. on October 13th Actual price: USD $75,400.
  15. Sothebys HISTORY OF THE EXPEDITION UNDER THE COMMAND OF CAPTAINS LEWIS AND CLARK, TO THE SOURCES OF THE MISSOURI, THENCE ACROSS THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS AND DOWN TO RIVER COLUMBIA AND THE PACIFIC OCEAN, PERFORMED IN THE YEARS 1804–5–6. BY ORDER OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE on October 15th Actual price: USD $75,000.
  16. RR Auction Dave Scott's Flown Apollo 15 CSM Lunar Landmark Maps Book on October 18th Actual price: USD $74,182.
  17. Heritage Auctions I Never Go Out with Married Men, So Won't You Please Come In on October 12th Actual price: USD $68,750.
  18. James D Julia Auctioneers Outstanding Red Hat Royal 400 Gasoline Porcelain Sign with Red Hat Graphic. on October 8th Actual price: USD $66,000.
  19. James D Julia Auctioneers Roger?s Rangers 1757 Commission and Two Powder Horns of Ranger Charles Bulkeley, Purchased Directly From His Descendants. on September 26th Actual price: USD $58,425.
  20. Swann Galleries Suite of 25 lively photographs depicting intimate studies of women; handsome couples and families; gorgeous dancers; revealing snapshots of kids; … on October 18th Actual price: USD $55,000.
  21. Swann Galleries Navegación Especulativa, y Práctica, con la Explicación de algunos Instrumentos, que están mas en Uso en los Navegantes [etc.]. on October 16th Actual price: USD $55,000.
  22. Arenberg Auctions Itinerario, Voyage ofte Schipvaert [...] naer Oost ofte Portugaels Indien, inhoudende een corte beschrijvinghe der selver Landen ende Zee-custen [...]. [And] Beschrijvinghe van de gantsche custe van Guinea, Manicongo, Angola, Monomotapa, ende tegenover de on October 13th Actual price: USD $52,200.
  23. Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen Los desastres de la guerra. Coleccion de ochenta láminas inventadas y grabadas al agua fuerte. Lfg. 1-5 u.7 (v. 8). on October 6th Actual price: USD $50,112.
  24. Swann Galleries The Walk to Paradise Garden. on October 18th Actual price: USD $47,500.
  25. Swann Galleries Fables Choisies, mises en Vers. on October 16th Actual price: USD $45,000.



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

Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Art and Architecture Around the World on October 17th: 100.00%
Sothebys. The Collection of Renand-Chapet on October 18th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 10/7 on October 14th: 99.86%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 10/9 on October 16th: 98.61%
Heritage Auctions. Ed Asner Family Center Fundraiser Internet Comic Art -Online bidstart 10/3 on October 17th: 98.53%
James D Julia Auctioneers. O'Connor's Americana Collection on September 26th: 98.46%
Sothebys. Gallison Hall: The James F. Scott Collection on October 15th: 96.97%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 9/16 on October 14th: 96.92%
Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers. Chatsworth Fine Art Sale - Prints on October 10th: 96.67%
James D Julia Auctioneers. Automobilia and Petroliana on October 8th: 96.54%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on October 13th: 95.91%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 10/7 on October 14th: 94.84%
Swann Galleries. Early Printed, Medical, Scientific and Travel Books on October 16th: 94.57%
Heritage Auctions. Illustration Art on October 12th: 88.44%
PBA Galleries. Fine Literature & Poetry on October 18th: 80.47%
Marc van de Wiele Auctions. Documents, Books and Manuscripts on October 6th: 80.02%


33 total sales reported this week:

Swann Galleries. Artists and Amateurs: Photographs and Photobooks on October 18th: 65.28%
RR Auction. Space and Aviation - Internet bidstart 10/11 on October 18th: 70.89%
Binoche et Giquello. Photographs by Josef Sudek on October 18th: 69.72%
PBA Galleries. Fine Literature & Poetry on October 18th: 80.47%
Sothebys. The Collection of Renand-Chapet on October 18th: 100.00%
Marc van de Wiele Auctions. Documents, Books and Manuscripts on October 6th: 80.02%
Galerie Bassenge. Manuscripts, Incunables, Theology, Paper Antiquities on October 16th: 57.24%
Galerie Bassenge. Literature, Children's Books on October 16th: 48.90%
Galerie Bassenge. Miscellanea on October 16th: 48.40%
Galerie Bassenge. Geography on October 16th: 51.81%
Heritage Auctions. Ed Asner Family Center Fundraiser Internet Comic Art -Online bidstart 10/3 on October 17th: 98.53%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 10/9 on October 16th: 98.61%
ALDE. Library of an Amateur - Modern Illustrated Books and Bindings on October 17th: 69.42%
Sothebys. The Midas Touch - John Keats Book on October 17th: 0.00%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Art and Architecture Around the World on October 17th: 100.00%
Michaans Auctions. Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs on October 13th: 55.56%
Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers. Chatsworth Fine Art Sale - Prints on October 10th: 96.67%
Purcell Auctioneers. Autumn Book Sale on October 17th: 78.73%
Swann Galleries. Early Printed, Medical, Scientific and Travel Books on October 16th: 94.57%
James D Julia Auctioneers. O'Connor's Americana Collection on September 26th: 98.46%
James D Julia Auctioneers. Automobilia and Petroliana on October 8th: 96.54%
Arenberg Auctions. Books on October 13th: 73.68%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on October 16th: 78.41%
Sothebys. Gallison Hall: The James F. Scott Collection on October 15th: 96.97%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 9/16 on October 14th: 96.92%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on October 13th: 95.91%
Clars Auction Gallery. Fine Art - Prints on October 14th: 76.19%
Clars Auction Gallery. Fine Art - Prints on October 13th: 73.61%
Heritage Auctions. Photographs on October 12th: 67.21%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 10/7 on October 14th: 94.84%
Heritage Auctions. Illustration Art on October 12th: 88.44%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 10/7 on October 14th: 99.86%
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. Rare Books on October 6th: 50.06%


For the week ahead 28 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Oct. 22nd
Doyle New York. New York. Prints and Multiples. 254 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 67 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Cornucopia of Collectibles- 2018 October Auction - session 5. 677 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Jan Mogensen Illustrations. 28 lots

Tue. Oct. 23rd
Bonhams. Los Angeles. Prints and Multiples. 217 lots
Christies. New York. Prints. 361 lots
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Auction of Ancient and Contemporary Books from the Collection of a Bibliophile. 259 lots
Ader. PARIS. Letters and Manuscripts. 451 lots
Il Ponte. Milan. Old Master Drawings and Engravings. 42 lots
Robert Siegel Galleries. New York. The John Birkinbine II Collection of Arizona and New Mexico Postal History. 217 lots

Wed. Oct. 24th
Bonhams. Edinburgh. The Sporting Sale. 152 lots
James D Julia Auctioneers. Fairfield. Dolph Gotelli, Holiday Auction. 162 lots
Robert Siegel Galleries. New York. The Kilbourne Collection of CSA Stamps and Postal History, Part 2. 429 lots

Thu. Oct. 25th
Swann Galleries. New York. Rare and important Travel Posters. 232 lots
ALDE. Paris. Antiquarian and 19th Century Books. 369 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 200 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Historical Manuscripts. 303 lots

Fri. Oct. 26th
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. East Anglian Sale, Part 2 - including Books and Maps. 102 lots
Skinner. Marlborough. Discovery - Interiors online - Bidstart 10/17.

Sat. Oct. 27th
North American Auction Company. Bozeman. Early American Indian and Western Auction. 102 lots
Leland Little Auctions. Hillsborough, NC. October Gallery Sale - Books, Prints.
Northeast Auctions. Portsmouth. The Dingman Collection - Prints and Books.
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper.

Sun. Oct. 28th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 10/21.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 10/21.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 9/30. 305 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. The Feeling Good Collection, Part II Currency Auction - online bidstart 9/30. 303 lots
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Lee's Summit . Antique Railroadiana, The Collection of Phil and Beverly Birks.

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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, 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.
  • <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.
  • <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.