• <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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Rare Book Hub: 39 Auctions Archived, Another 22 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 17 November 2018 39 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 14 denominated in euros, 2 in British pounds, and 23 in US dollars.  Turnover was $17,614,300 as 15,397 lots were offered and 11,466 sold for a 74% success rate.

  

4 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 


Binoche et GiquelloBIBLIOTHÈQUE R. ET B. L., ORIGINAL PRINTS FROM XIXTH C. on October 9th: $4,028,031 
SothebysTravel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History on November 13th: $2,684,102 
Doyle New YorkRare Books, Autographs & Maps on November 13th: $1,392,319 
Kestenbaum and CompanyTHE VALMADONNA TRUST LIBRARY: FURTHER SELECTIONS FROM THE HISTORIC COLLECTION. * HEBREW PRINTING IN on November 15th: $1,299,875 



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

Potter and Potter AuctionsFreakatorium: Collection of Johnny Fox on November 10th: 159.48% 
Doyle New YorkRare Books, Autographs & Maps on November 13th: 145.87% 
ChristiesJaponisme on November 15th: 133.84% 
Burgersdijk and NiermansRare Books on November 14th: 126.86% 
Binoche et GiquelloBIBLIOTHÈQUE R. ET B. L., ORIGINAL PRINTS FROM XIXTH C. on October 9th: 122.16% 
Leslie Hindman AuctioneersFine Cartographic and Printed Americana Collection of Evelyn and Eric Newman on November 12th: 114.38% 
Leslie Hindman AuctioneersFine Books and Manuscripts on November 13th: 106.87% 


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

Heritage AuctionsEric P. Newman Collection part X Currency on November 10th: 99.54% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 11/4 on November 11th: 99.20% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 11/2 on November 11th: 98.89% 
Leslie Hindman AuctioneersFine Cartographic and Printed Americana Collection of Evelyn and Eric Newman on November 12th: 97.50% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on November 10th: 96.84% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 11/6 on November 13th: 96.02% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles Auction - bidstart 10/14 on November 11th: 95.38% 
North American Auction CompanyEarly American Indian and Western Auction on October 27th: 95.19% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsFreakatorium: Collection of Johnny Fox on November 10th: 95.15% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on November 13th: 92.59% 
Heritage AuctionsThe David and Janice Frent Collection of Presidential & Political Americana, Part 4 on November 11th: 91.69% 
ChristiesJaponisme on November 15th: 88.24% 
FreemansModern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs on November 13th: 87.72% 
Swann Galleries19th and 20th Century Literature on November 13th: 86.64% 
Burgersdijk and NiermansRare Books on November 14th: 86.28% 
Il PonteInterior Decoration - Photographs, Books on November 15th: 86.05% 
Doyle New YorkRare Books, Autographs & Maps on November 13th: 85.28% 

  

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys DIALOGO NUPERRIME EDITO GENUE IN 1512. CONTIENE SOTTO COMPENDIO... on November 13th Actual price: USD $605,800.
  2. Binoche et Giquello Lettre autographe à sa soeur Isabelle, signée, datée Marseille le 10 Juillet 1891 on October 9th Actual price: USD $474,600.
  3. Kestenbaum and Company “HEBREW PRINTING IN AMERICA, 1735-1926” <<The Yosef Goldman Collection.>> Containing c. 1,009 titles built over many decades of careful, intelligent and assiduous pursuit. In his two-volume Catalogue entitled: Hebrew Printing in America: A History and Ann on November 15th Actual price: USD $412,500.
  4. Doyle New York A Mapp of New England by John Seller, Hydrographer to the King. on November 13th Actual price: USD $343,750.
  5. Sothebys CIVITATES ORBIS TERRARUM. on November 13th Actual price: USD $340,600.
  6. Christies Soir on November 15th Actual price: USD $211,875.
  7. Binoche et Giquello Lettre autographe à sa mère et à sa soeur, signée Rimbaud, datée Marseille Vendredi 23 Mai 1891 [sic pour le jeudi 21 mai 1891] on October 9th Actual price: USD $199,925.
  8. Binoche et Giquello Lettre autographe signée à sa famille, datée de Aden le 10 septembre 1884 on October 9th Actual price: USD $146,900.
  9. Binoche et Giquello [Le Tombeau d'Edgar Poe]. Poème autographe signé du monogramme SM on October 9th Actual price: USD $129,272.
  10. Binoche et Giquello Les Chants de Maldoror. on October 9th Actual price: USD $125,667.
  11. Binoche et Giquello [Aurélia]. Manuscrit autographe, on October 9th Actual price: USD $120,458.
  12. Christies Kameido Ume Yashiki (Le jardin des pruniers à Kameido) de la série Meisho Edo hyakkei (Les Cent Vues d'Edo). on November 15th Actual price: USD $113,000.
  13. Doyle New York [Book of Hours]. on November 13th Actual price: USD $112,500.
  14. Freemans GRACE KELLY on November 13th Actual price: USD $112,500.
  15. Freemans -9.0 on November 13th Actual price: USD $106,250.
  16. Sothebys A PLAN OF THE CITIES OF LONDON AND WESTMINSTER AND BOROUGH OF SOUTHWARK. on November 13th Actual price: USD $105,625.
  17. Sothebys ALBUM OF 213 PHOTOGRAPHS, INCLUDING A LARGE SERIES OF INDIAN AND NEPALESE ROYALTY, TOGETHER WITH OTHER PORTRAITS, TRADES, BIG GAME HUNTING, AND VIEWS IN DARJEELING AND NEPAL. on November 13th Actual price: USD $97,500.
  18. Sothebys ALBUM OF SEVENTY NINE PHOTOGRAPHS "ABORIGINES OF INDIA". on November 13th Actual price: USD $91,000.
  19. Freemans 25 CATS NAME[D] SAM AND ONE BLUE PUSSY on November 13th Actual price: USD $81,250.
  20. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers A Map of the British Empire in America with the French and Spanish settlements adjacent thereto. London on November 12th Actual price: USD $81,250.
  21. Heritage Auctions United States of America - Fr. 5 $5 1861 St. Louis Demand Note. PCGS Extremely Fine 40 Apparent. on November 10th Actual price: USD $81,000.
  22. Sothebys AN 18-INCH TERRESTRIAL GLOBE, [CARTOUCHE DATED 1696] on November 13th Actual price: USD $78,000.
  23. Kestenbaum and Company R. Dov-Baer, Maggid of Mezeritch. Maggid Devarav LeYa’akov - Likutei Amarim. on November 15th Actual price: USD $75,000.
  24. Kestenbaum and Company (Abu Ali al-Hussein ibn Abdallah ibn Sina). HaKanon HaGadol - Canon Medicinae. Translated from Arabic into Hebrew by Nathan of Cento (HaMe'ati). on November 15th Actual price: USD $75,000.
  25. Binoche et Giquello Lettre autographe à sa soeur Isabelle, signée Rd, datée Marseille 29 juin 1891 on October 9th Actual price: USD $73,450.



39 total sales reported this week:

Waverly Auctions. 15th-17th Century Books on September 13th: 72.44%
Waverly Auctions. Collectors Series: Science Fiction, Comics & Fantasy on November 15th: 44.85%
Kestenbaum and Company. THE VALMADONNA TRUST LIBRARY: FURTHER SELECTIONS FROM THE HISTORIC COLLECTION. * HEBREW PRINTING IN on November 15th: 62.19%
Burgersdijk and Niermans. Rare Books on November 14th: 86.28%
Christies. Japonisme on November 15th: 88.24%
Grays Auctioneers. Works on Paper, Rare Books and Manuscripts on November 14th: 57.59%
Rossini. Lithographs - Internet bidstart 10/26 on November 14th: 40.58%
Tajan. Prints and Illustrated Books on November 14th: 52.03%
Il Ponte. Interior Decoration - Photographs, Books on November 15th: 86.05%
Il Ponte. Interiors - Prints on November 14th: 74.42%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 11/6 on November 13th: 96.02%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles Auction - bidstart 10/14 on November 11th: 95.38%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 11/4 on November 11th: 99.20%
James D Julia Auctioneers. Militaria - Prints, Books, Manuscripts on November 8th: 71.43%
Forum Auctions. Forum Auctions @ Artsy: Urban Jungle III on November 14th: 66.67%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on November 13th: 92.59%
Doyle New York. Rare Books, Autographs & Maps on November 13th: 85.28%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Fine Books and Manuscripts on November 13th: 79.57%
Freemans. Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs on November 13th: 87.72%
Swann Galleries. 19th and 20th Century Literature on November 13th: 86.64%
Sothebys. Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History on November 13th: 67.75%
Aste Bolaffi. 20th Century Art - prints, photographs on November 6th: 57.20%
Michaans Auctions. Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs on November 10th: 46.67%
Rago Arts and Auctions. Post War and Contemporary Art - Prints on November 10th: 76.83%
North American Auction Company. Early American Indian and Western Auction on October 27th: 95.19%
Binoche et Giquello. BIBLIOTHÈQUE R. ET B. L., ORIGINAL PRINTS FROM XIXTH C. on October 9th: 71.57%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Fine Cartographic and Printed Americana Collection of Evelyn and Eric Newman on November 12th: 97.50%
Soler Y Llach. LIBRARY "Ausiàs March" on November 8th: 52.87%
Nosbüsch & Stucke. Books and Fine Art Prints on November 10th: 36.74%
Nosbüsch & Stucke. Maps, Prints, Posters on November 9th: 46.44%
Potter and Potter Auctions. Freakatorium: Collection of Johnny Fox on November 10th: 95.15%
PBA Galleries. Food & Drink on November 8th: 67.83%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 11/2 on November 11th: 98.89%
Heritage Auctions. The David and Janice Frent Collection of Presidential & Political Americana, Part 4 on November 11th: 91.69%
Zisska and Lacher. Autumn Book Auction on November 9th: 63.75%
Winner's Auctions Ltd. Winner's Unlimited - Eretz Israel and Zionism on November 7th: 68.04%
Heritage Auctions. Eric P. Newman Collection part X Currency on November 10th: 99.54%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on November 10th: 96.84%
Nosbüsch & Stucke. Books and Manuscripts on November 9th: 46.67%

  

For the week ahead 21 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Nov. 19th
Artcurial. Paris. Limited Editions. 115 lots
Artcurial. Paris. Aristophil. 115 lots
Bonhams. New York. ROCK & ROLL MEMORABILIA, FEATURING THE ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN LYRICS TO "YOUR SONG". 55 lots
Potomack Company. Alexandria. Online Auction - Books, Prints. 27 lots
Il Ponte. Milan. Interior Decoration - Prints, Photographs. 316 lots

Tue. Nov. 20th
Bonhams. New York. TCM PRESENTS ... THE DARK SIDE OF HOLLYWOOD. 267 lots
Christies. Paris. Antiquarian Books and Manuscripts. 187 lots
Rossini. Paris. Photographs. 53 lots
Doyle New York. New York. The Patricia and Donald Oresman Collection. 202 lots
Christies. London - King Street. Annabel's. 35 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern Prints. 81 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 11/13. 687 lots
Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers. Kilkenny. Milford House Sale - Books and Prints. 64 lots

Wed. Nov. 21st
Sothebys. Paris. Books and Manuscripts. 134 lots
Trafford Books. Manchester. Books. 226 lots

Thu. Nov. 22nd
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 145 lots
Ader. PARIS. Judaica. 150 lots

Sat. Nov. 24th
Artcurial. Paris. Aristophil. 228 lots

Sun. Nov. 25th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 11/18.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 11/18.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles Auction - bidstart 10/28. 256 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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.
  • <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>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.