• <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.
  • <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.

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Rare Book Hub: 33 Auctions Archived, Another 42 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 10 November 2018 33 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 10 denominated in euros, 4 in British pounds, and 19 in US dollars.  Turnover was $17,813,717 as 11,793 lots were offered and 9,167 sold for a 78% success rate.  There’s strong interest in the rooms.

 

 

3 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Heritage AuctionsSpace Exploration Signature Auction Featuring The Armstrong Family Collection Part I on November 3rd: $7,480,903 
ChristiesHiroshi Sugimoto Photographs: The Fossilization of Time on November 8th: $1,377,120 
ChristiesHiroshi Sugimoto Photographs: The Fossilization of Time on November 8th: $1,336,650 
 

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

Heritage AuctionsSpace Exploration Signature Auction Featuring The Armstrong Family Collection Part I on November 3rd: 175.40% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on November 7th: 125.76% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on November 6th: 119.20% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsAviation, Military & Maritime History - Prints, Manuscripts, Photographs on November 9th: 111.66% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsMotoring Literature, Automobilia on November 8th: 100.52% 
 
 
Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Heritage Auctions Apollo 11 Lunar Module Flown Spacecraft Identification Plate Display Directly From The Armstrong Family Collection™, Certified by Collectibles Authentication Guaranty with Photo Certificate. on November 3rd Actual price: USD $468,500.
  2. Christies Sea of Japan, Rebun Island, 1996 on November 8th Actual price: USD $350,550.
  3. Christies Bass Strait, Table Cape, 1997 on November 8th Actual price: USD $309,510.
  4. Heritage Auctions Apollo 11 Lunar Module Flown Piece of the Wright Flyer's Propeller, Flown as Part of the First Successful Powered Flight in History at Kitty Hawk in 1903 as well as the First Manned Lunar Landing in 1969, Directly From The Armstrong Family Collection™, Ce on November 3rd Actual price: USD $275,000.
  5. Heritage Auctions Apollo 11 Lunar Module Flown Piece of the Wright Flyer's Propeller, Flown as Part of the First Successful Powered Flight in History at Kitty Hawk in 1903 as well as the First Manned Lunar Landing in 1969, Directly From The Armstrong Family Collection™, Ce on November 3rd Actual price: USD $275,000.
  6. Heritage Auctions Apollo 11 Flown Largest Size American Flag Directly From The Armstrong Family Collection™, Certified and Encapsulated by Collectibles Authentication Guaranty. on November 3rd Actual price: USD $275,000.
  7. Heritage Auctions Apollo 1 Lunar Module Flown MS64 NGC Gilt Fliteline MedallionDirectly From The Armstrong Family Collection, Certified and Encapsulated by Collectibles Authentication Guaranty. on November 3rd Actual price: USD $275,000.
  8. Heritage Auctions Apollo 11 Lunar Module Flown Section of the Wright Flyer's Wing Fabric, Position #89, Flown as Part of the First Successful Powered Controlled Flight in History at Kitty Hawk in 1903 as well as the First Manned Lunar Landing in 1969, Directly From The Arm on November 3rd Actual price: USD $175,000.
  9. Christies Church of the Light, 1997 on November 8th Actual price: USD $171,000.
  10. Heritage Auctions Apollo 11 Lunar Module Flown Section of the Wright Flyer's Wing Fabric, Position #6, Flown as Part of the First Successful Powered Controlled Flight in History at Kitty Hawk in 1903 as well as the First Manned Lunar Landing in 1969, Directly From The Arms on November 3rd Actual price: USD $162,500.
  11. Heritage Auctions Apollo 11 Flown Crew-Signed "Type Three" Quarantine Cover, Hand-numbered "N-28" and Certified by Neil Armstrong, Directly From The Armstrong Family Collection™, Certified and Encapsulated by Collectibles Authentication Guaranty. on November 3rd Actual price: USD $156,250.
  12. Heritage Auctions Apollo 11 Lunar Module Flown Section of the Wright Flyer's Wing Fabric, Position #163, Flown as Part of the First Successful Powered Controlled Flight in History at Kitty Hawk in 1903 as well as the First Manned Lunar Landing in 1969, Directly From The Ar on November 3rd Actual price: USD $150,000.
  13. Christies Brooklyn Bridge, 2001 on November 8th Actual price: USD $142,500.
  14. Bonhams Blue Elegy on November 8th Actual price: USD $125,000.
  15. Sothebys VUE D'ATELIER, C. 1923 on November 9th Actual price: USD $121,125.
  16. Sothebys ALBERTO GIACOMETTI, 1934 on November 9th Actual price: USD $114,000.
  17. Sothebys PARK WORK I, 2000 PARK WORK II, 2000 PARK WORK III, 2000 on November 9th Actual price: USD $114,000.
  18. Heritage Auctions Apollo 11 Lunar Module Flown Section of the Wright Flyer's Wing Fabric, Position #198, Flown as Part of the First Successful Powered Controlled Flight in History at Kitty Hawk in 1903 as well as the First Manned Lunar Landing in 1969, Directly From The Ar on November 3rd Actual price: USD $112,500.
  19. Heritage Auctions Apollo 11 Flown MS66 NGC Sterling Silver Robbins Medallion, Serial Number 241, Directly From The Armstrong Family Collection™, Certified and Encapsulated by Collectibles Authentication Guaranty. on November 3rd Actual price: USD $112,500.
  20. Heritage Auctions Gemini: Neil Armstrong's Owned and Worn Early Flight Suit Directly From The Armstrong Family Collection™, Certified by Collectibles Authentication Guaranty with Photo Certificate. on November 3rd Actual price: USD $109,375.
  21. Heritage Auctions Apollo 11 Flown American Flag on a Crew-Signed Presentation Certificate, with Zarelli LOA, in Framed Display. on November 3rd Actual price: USD $106,250.
  22. Heritage Auctions Apollo 11 Flown American Flag Directly From The Armstrong Family Collection™, Certified and Encapsulated by Collectibles Authentication Guaranty. on November 3rd Actual price: USD $106,250.
  23. Heritage Auctions Apollo 11 Flown American Flag Directly From The Armstrong Family Collection™, Certified and Encapsulated by Collectibles Authentication Guaranty. on November 3rd Actual price: USD $106,250.
  24. Christies Francis Bacon, Paris, 1979 on November 8th Actual price: USD $99,750.
  25. Heritage Auctions Apollo 11 Flown American Flag Directly From The Armstrong Family Collection™, Certified and Encapsulated by Collectibles Authentication Guaranty. on November 3rd Actual price: USD $87,500.



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

Heritage Auctions. Space Exploration Signature Auction Featuring The Armstrong Family Collection Part I on November 3rd: 99.53%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 10/28 on November 4th: 99.27%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 10/28 on November 4th: 97.75%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 10/30 on November 6th: 97.02%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 10/7 on November 4th: 96.85%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on November 3rd: 96.30%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on November 6th: 94.51%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. The Fine Sale - Prints on November 4th: 91.67%
Addison and Sarova. Rare Books in All Fields on November 3rd: 90.74%
Aspire Auctions. October Sale - Internet bidstart 10/26 on November 3rd: 90.00%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps and Documents on November 7th: 86.62%
Doyle New York. Travel Literature and Sporting Books from the Library of Arnold 'Jake' Johnson on October 30th: 83.70%
Swann Galleries. Autographs on November 8th: 81.02%


33 total sales reported this week:

Ader. Photographs on November 8th: 49.58%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 10/28 on November 4th: 97.75%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 10/28 on November 4th: 99.27%
Swann Galleries. Autographs on November 8th: 81.02%
Sothebys. Modernism: Photographs from a Private Collection on November 9th: 25.00%
Sothebys. Photographs on November 9th: 65.33%
Christies. Hiroshi Sugimoto Photographs: The Fossilization of Time on November 8th: 54.81%
Christies. Hiroshi Sugimoto Photographs: The Fossilization of Time on November 8th: 53.57%
Bonhams. Modern and Contemporary Prints and Multiples on November 8th: 64.74%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Aviation, Military & Maritime History - Prints, Manuscripts, Photographs on November 9th: 79.49%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps and Documents on November 7th: 86.62%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Motoring Literature, Automobilia on November 8th: 76.19%
RR Auction. Current Auction - Featuring JFK - Bidstart 10/19 on November 7th: 60.10%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on November 8th: 76.17%
Dorotheum . Graphic Prints on November 7th: 79.72%
Neret Minet and Tessier. The World of Cinema on November 7th: 39.29%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Cornucopia of Collectibles- 2018 October Auction - session 5 on October 22nd: 62.78%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Cornucopia of Collectibles- 2018 October Auction - session 4 on October 21st: 55.99%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Cornucopia of Collectibles- 2018 October Auction - session 3 on October 20th: 74.83%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Cornucopia of Collectibles- 2018 October Auction - session 1 on October 18th: 60.79%
Binoche et Giquello. BIBLIOTHÈQUE J.C.D. ORIGINAL PRINTS, 1880-1930 on November 7th: 54.49%
PosterConnection Inc.. Posters on November 3rd: 59.68%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. The Fine Sale - Prints on November 4th: 91.67%
Aspire Auctions. October Sale - Internet bidstart 10/26 on November 3rd: 90.00%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 10/30 on November 6th: 97.02%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on November 6th: 94.51%
Forum Auctions in Italy. Online Sale: Antiquarian Books including two collections: Equestrian Books and 16th-century Editions on November 6th: 53.70%
Addison and Sarova. Rare Books in All Fields on November 3rd: 90.74%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 10/7 on November 4th: 96.85%
Heritage Auctions. Entertainment on November 3rd: 75.15%
Heritage Auctions. Space Exploration Signature Auction Featuring The Armstrong Family Collection Part I on November 3rd: 99.53%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on November 3rd: 96.30%
Doyle New York. Travel Literature and Sporting Books from the Library of Arnold 'Jake' Johnson on October 30th: 83.70%

 

 

For the week ahead 42 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Nov. 12th
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Fine Cartographic and Printed Americana Collection of Evelyn and Eric Newman. 118 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 81 lots

Tue. Nov. 13th
Burgersdijk and Niermans. Leiden. Rare Books. 1108 lots
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 327 lots
Doyle New York. New York. Rare Books, Autographs & Maps. 462 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. 19th and 20th Century Literature. 292 lots
Sothebys. London. Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History. 274 lots
Freemans. Philadelphia. Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs. 57 lots
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . 10th Anniversary Rare and Important Items. 200 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 11/6. 779 lots

Wed. Nov. 14th
Old World Auctions. Glen Allen. Antique Maps, Globes, Charts, Atlases & Vintage Graphics - online bidstart 10/31. 735 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Forum Auctions @ Artsy: Urban Jungle III. 39 lots
Rossini. Paris. Lithographs - Internet bidstart 10/26. 138 lots
Tajan. Paris. Prints and Illustrated Books. 271 lots
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . Works on Paper, Rare Books and Manuscripts. 191 lots
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . 10 • LITERATURE • ANCIENT, ROMANTIC & MODERN BOOKS - MANUSCRIPTS & AUTOGRAPH LETTERS,.... 314 lots

Thu. Nov. 15th
Heritage Auctions. Beverly Hills. Comics. 1753 lots
Brunk Auctions. Asheville, NC . Premier Catalogue Auction - Session I - Emporium - 1 to 551. 33 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Fall Marine Sale - Prints. 25 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Books & Manuscripts. 230 lots
One Of Kind Collectibles. Coral Gables. Rare Collectibles - Internet bidstart 10/20. 229 lots
Ader. PARIS. Aristophil - Literature and Illustrated Books. 225 lots
Christies. Paris. Japonisme. 17 lots
Il Ponte. Milan. Interior Decoration - Photographs, Books. 559 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Marvels of Modern Music - Internet bidstart 11/8. 666 lots
Kestenbaum and Company. New York. THE VALMADONNA TRUST LIBRARY: FURTHER SELECTIONS FROM THE HISTORIC COLLECTION. * HEBREW PRINTING IN. 283 lots
Doyle New York. New York. 20th Century Literature Online Only. 167 lots
Waverly Auctions. Falls Church. Collectors Series: Science Fiction, Comics & Fantasy. 359 lots

Fri. Nov. 16th
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Louisiana Purchase Auction. 55 lots
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH. Berlin-Schoneberg. Modern and Contemporary Art - Modern Photography. 422 lots
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. American History: Premier Auction. 222 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Americana and Paintings - Books, Prints. 29 lots
Brunk Auctions. Asheville, NC . Premier Catalogue Auction - Session II - Premier Catalog Auction - 552 to 1290. 18 lots

Sat. Nov. 17th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters. 984 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Fine Art - Prints and Books. 281 lots
Brunk Auctions. Asheville, NC . Premier Catalogue Auction - Session III - Premier Catalog Auction - 1291 to 1793. 54 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper.

Sun. Nov. 18th
Skinner. Boston. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 354 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles Auction - bidstart 10/21. 343 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 11/11.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 11/11.
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Fine Art - Prints and Books. 68 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>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> 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.
  • <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