• <center><b>Firsts Online Rare Book Fair<br> 27 November to 2 December<br><br> Presented by the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association</b>
  • <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 30th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>Latin and French Book of Hours, around 1490. Est: € 20,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br> P. Goos, <i>Le Grand Miroir de la Mer,</i> 1669. Est: € 25,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>L. Feininger, Letter with woodcuts, 1920. Est: € 25,000
    <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 30th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>Latin Bible manuscript, 12th century. Est: € 20,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>M. E. Bloch, <i>Naturgeschichte der Fische,</i> 1782-95. Est: € 40,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>M. Chagall, <i>Daphnis & Chloé,</i> 1961. Est: € 90,000
    <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 30th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>L. J. Waghenaer, <i>Speculum nauticum,</i> 1586. Est: € 180,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>P. J. de Pannemaeker, Collection of orig. watercolors, 1878-1887.<br>Est: € 25,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>G. Klimt, <i>Das Werk,</i> 1918.<br>Est: € 15,000
    <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 30th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br><i>Livro dos prestimonios,</i> Manuscript, 1665. Est: € 25,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>W. Kandinsky, <i>Klänge,</i> 1913.<br>Est: € 18,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>J. Miró in J. Cassou, <i>Vingt-deux poémes,</i> 1978. Est: € 8,000
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Music, Continental Books<br>and Medieval Manuscripts<br>24 Nov. – 1 Dec. 2020<br>Online</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 24 Nov. – 1 Dec.:</b><br>F. Schubert. Autograph letter to his brother Ferdinand, 4 pages, Zseliz, 1818. £80,000 to £120,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 24 Nov. – 1 Dec.:</b><br>L. v. Beethoven. Fine autograph letter to his librettist Friedrich Treitschke, about their planned opera, 1815. £70,000 to £90,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 24 Nov. – 1 Dec.:</b> Hermann Hesse, Highly important series of 62 letters and postcards to Stefan Zweig, 1903-1938. £60,000 to £80,000.
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Music, Continental Books<br>and Medieval Manuscripts<br>24 Nov. – 1 Dec. 2020<br>Online</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 24 Nov. – 1 Dec.:</b> Book of Hours, Use of Reims, illuminated manuscript on vellum [France, late 15th century]. £40,000 to £60,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 24 Nov. – 1 Dec.:</b> Armenian gospel book, illuminated manuscript on vellum, seventeenth century, tooled calf binding. £7,000 to £10,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 24 Nov. – 1 Dec.:</b><br>C. Goldoni. Ten autograph letters signed to the Genoese nobleman Cristoforo Spinola, Venice 1742-1743. £7,000 to £9,000.
  • <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>December Sale<br>December 5, 2020</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> SHERBURNE, BRANTZ, and WIRGMAN. The Original Drawings of the First Modern Scientific Survey of the Patapsco River and Chesapeake Bay. $350,000 to $500,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> LAFON, Barthelemy. The Earliest Comprehensive Survey of Louisiana and its Adjacent Regions. $350,000 to $450,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> Giacomo GASTALDI. The Most Important Renaissance Wall Map of Asia Published in the 16th Century – with all four sheets having full margins. $300,000 to $400,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>December Sale<br>December 5, 2020</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> CAO, Junyi. The Most Important Map of China to Come to Market in 50 Years. One of only three known copies of the last Ming Dynasty world map. $325,000 to $375,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> ORTELIUS, Abraham. Ortelius Atlas Spanish 1588 Magnificently Rich Original Hand Color in Full. $225,000 to $350,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> An Exceptionally Fine and Historically Important Manuscript Map Showing the Origins of Texas in the 19th Century. $250,000 to $350,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>December Sale<br>December 5, 2020</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> PRICE, William and BONNER, John. Map of Boston 1769. $225,000 to $325,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> John James AUDUBON. Audubon’s Brilliant Icon, That Has Never Been Equaled for Drama. $150,000 to $250,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> Pierre-Joseph REDOUTE. Original Watercolor, Red Lily. $175,000 to $250,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>December Sale<br>December 5, 2020</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> John James AUDUBON. The Most Famous Image of a Bird in All of History. $150,000 to $200,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> Martin WALDSEEMULLER. The Finest Example in Existence of Martin Waldseemuller’s Map of the New World, with Spectacular Full Original Color. $150,000 to $200,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> GORDON, Peter. The First State of the First View of Savannah: The Template for American Urban Planning. $100,000 to $150,000.

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Rare Book Hub: 32 Auctions Archived, another 36 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 19 January 32 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 3 denominated in euros, 3 in British pounds, and 26 in US dollars.  Turnover was $17,971,636 as 18,587 lots were offered and 14,427 sold for a 78% success rate.  The year is off to a strong start.  The average lot brought $1,246.

 

4 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Heritage AuctionsFUN Currency Signature Auction - Orlando and Dallas on January 14th: $6,910,098 
Heritage AuctionsFUN Currency Signature Auction - Orlando and Dallas on January 14th: $2,391,697 
Profiles in HistoryHollywood Auction on December 15th: $1,982,700 
Bubb KuyperBooks, Manuscripts, Prints on November 30th: $1,974,762 
 

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

Profiles in HistoryIcons and Legends of Hollywood - Day 4 on June 8th: 372.14% 
SothebysLady Blue Eyes: Property of Barbara and Frank Sinatra Online on December 7th: 327.41% 
Profiles in HistoryIcons and Legends of Hollywood - Day 1 on June 5th: 139.05%
 
 
Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Profiles in History Historic and important in-depth production archive concerning the making of The Wizard of Oz. on December 15th Actual price: USD $1,000,000.
  2. Heritage Auctions Fr. 337b $100 1878 Silver Certificate PCGS Very Fine 35. on January 14th Actual price: USD $540,000.
  3. Goldberg Coins and Collectibles Pre-Columbian Gold Butterfly Applique on December 9th Actual price: USD $180,320.
  4. Heritage Auctions Sacramento, CA - $5 1872 Fr. 1138 The National Gold Bank of D O Mills & Co. Ch. # 2014 Serial Number 1 PCGS Extremely Fine 40. on January 14th Actual price: USD $180,000.
  5. Goldberg Coins and Collectibles Darwin, Charles -- Handwritten Page From <I>On the Origin of Species</I> With Holograph Annotations on November 18th Actual price: USD $102,000.
  6. Profiles in History Marilyn Monroe "The Girl" pantsuit ensemble by Charles Le Maire from The Seven Year Itch. on December 11th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  7. Bubb Kuyper Degouve de Nuncques, W. (1867-1935). on November 30th Actual price: USD $99,112.
  8. Heritage Auctions Zanzibar Zanzibar Government 10 Rupees 1.2.1928 Pick 3 PMG Very Fine 30. on January 14th Actual price: USD $87,000.
  9. Profiles in History Marilyn Monroe personal heavily hand-annotated shooting script for The Seven Year Itch. on December 11th Actual price: USD $80,000.
  10. Profiles in History Massive archive of (20,000++) negatives, transparencies, and slides. on June 8th Actual price: USD $80,000.
  11. Heritage Auctions Fr. 1179 $20 1905 Gold Certificate PMG Gem Uncirculated 66 EPQ. on January 14th Actual price: USD $75,000.
  12. Heritage Auctions Fr. 7a $10 1861 Demand Note PMG Choice Fine 15. on January 14th Actual price: USD $72,000.
  13. Heritage Auctions Fr. 127 $20 1869 Legal Tender PCGS Gem New 65PPQ. on January 14th Actual price: USD $70,680.
  14. Profiles in History Marilyn Monroe "Vicky" creme and blue ombre satin and tulle gown by Travilla from There's No Business Like Show Business. on December 11th Actual price: USD $70,000.
  15. Profiles in History Monumental archive of (100,000++) photographs. on June 8th Actual price: USD $70,000.
  16. Profiles in History Greta Garbo “Christina” ermine trimmed velvet coronation robe by Adrian for Queen Christina. on December 15th Actual price: USD $65,000.
  17. Bubb Kuyper [Medieval manuscripts]. (Book of hours). on November 30th Actual price: USD $60,175.
  18. Heritage Auctions Fr. 2221-G $5,000 1934 Federal Reserve Note. PCGS Very Fine 25. on January 14th Actual price: USD $55,200.
  19. Heritage Auctions Fr. 334 $50 1891 Silver Certificate PCGS Superb Gem New 67PPQ. on January 14th Actual price: USD $54,000.
  20. Heritage Auctions DC-20S $1000 1911 Specimen PMG Choice Uncirculated 64. on January 14th Actual price: USD $43,200.
  21. Heritage Auctions Fr. 342 $100 1880 Silver Certificate PMG Very Fine 25. on January 14th Actual price: USD $43,200.
  22. Heritage Auctions Fr. 1a $5 1861 Demand Note PCGS Very Fine 25. on January 14th Actual price: USD $40,800.
  23. Profiles in History John Travolta “Tony Manero” personal annotated shooting script for Saturday Night Fever (working title: “Tribal Rites of Saturday Night”). on December 15th Actual price: USD $40,000.
  24. Profiles in History Assistant Director Wolfgang Glattes’ screen used Golden Ticket from Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. on December 15th Actual price: USD $40,000.
  25. Heritage Auctions Panama Banco Central de Emission 20 Balboa 1941 Pick 25s Specimen PMG Gem Uncirculated 66 EPQ. on January 14th Actual price: USD $38,400.

 


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

Sothebys. Lady Blue Eyes: Property of Barbara and Frank Sinatra Online on December 7th: 100.00%
Profiles in History. Icons and Legends of Hollywood - Day 4 on June 8th: 100.00%
National Book Auctions. Books on January 13th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 1/6 on January 13th: 99.88%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 1/6 on January 13th: 97.10%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 1/8 on January 15th: 96.69%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 1/8 on January 15th: 95.76%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on January 12th: 94.71%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles Auction - online bidstart 12/16/18 on January 13th: 94.47%
Alaska Auction. Online auction - Books, Prints, Posters, Signs on January 9th: 93.02%
Heritage Auctions. FUN Currency Signature Auction - Orlando and Dallas on January 14th: 92.07%
Profiles in History. Icons and Legends of Hollywood - Day 1 on June 5th: 88.89%
Heritage Auctions. FUN Currency Signature Auction - Orlando and Dallas on January 14th: 86.05%
PBA Galleries. Literature of the 19th & 20th Centuries, with the Glenn Todd Collection of Arion Press on January 10th: 85.68%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on January 15th: 83.33%


32 total sales reported this week:

Sothebys. A Collecting Legacy: Property from the Collection of Nelson & Happy Rockefeller on January 18th: 77.14%
RR Auction. Olympics - Featuring the Mason Dinehart Collection - online bidstart 1/10 on January 17th: 57.72%
Winter Associates. Prints on January 14th: 74.42%
Grays Auctioneers. Fine Art - Prints on January 16th: 57.14%
Grays Auctioneers. Fine Art - Prints on December 5th: 62.21%
Sothebys. Royal and Noble on January 17th: 33.33%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 1/8 on January 15th: 96.69%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 1/8 on January 15th: 95.76%
Heritage Auctions. Manuscripts on January 15th: 78.33%
Heritage Auctions. Online Photographs - Bidstart 2/26 on January 16th: 65.44%
Amadeus-Auktionshaus GmbH. Rare Books on December 8th: 33.96%
Goldberg Coins and Collectibles. Fall Manuscript Auction on November 18th: 76.90%
Goldberg Coins and Collectibles. Collectibles on December 9th: 72.91%
Profiles in History. Icons and Legends of Hollywood - Day 4 on June 8th: 100.00%
Profiles in History. Icons and Legends of Hollywood - Day 1 on June 5th: 88.89%
Profiles in History. Hollywood Auction on December 15th: 57.33%
Profiles in History. Essentially Marylin - The Auction on December 11th: 63.38%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on January 15th: 83.33%
National Book Auctions. Books on January 13th: 100.00%
Bubb Kuyper. Books, Manuscripts, Prints on November 30th: 68.99%
Michaans Auctions. Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs on January 12th: 30.95%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Art - Prints on January 12th: 69.66%
PBA Galleries. Literature of the 19th & 20th Centuries, with the Glenn Todd Collection of Arion Press on January 10th: 85.68%
Trafford Books. Stamps & postal history, Photographs, Books, Postcards, and Ephemera. on January 9th: 60.32%
Alaska Auction. Online auction - Books, Prints, Posters, Signs on January 9th: 93.02%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles Auction - online bidstart 12/16/18 on January 13th: 94.47%
Heritage Auctions. FUN Currency Signature Auction - Orlando and Dallas on January 14th: 86.05%
Heritage Auctions. FUN Currency Signature Auction - Orlando and Dallas on January 14th: 92.07%
Sothebys. Lady Blue Eyes: Property of Barbara and Frank Sinatra Online on December 7th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 1/6 on January 13th: 99.88%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 1/6 on January 13th: 97.10%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on January 12th: 94.71%

 

 

For the week ahead 36 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jan. 21st
Vermot de Pas. Paris. History and Regions of France. 603 lots
Winner's Auctions Ltd. Jerusalem. Eretz Israel and Zionism, Anti-semitism, World War II and refugees, .... 496 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 70 lots

Tue. Jan. 22nd
Il Ponte. Milan. Books and Manuscripts. 216 lots
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Books and Historical Documents. 230 lots
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Chadds Ford, PA . Rare Books & Fine Prints. 264 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Postcards, Cigarette Cards; Photographs, Autographs, Printed & Manuscript Ephemera. 48 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 1/15. 644 lots
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Judaica: Books, Manuscripts, Letters, Objects. 349 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Weekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 1/15. 279 lots

Wed. Jan. 23rd
University Archives. Westport. Rare Autographs, Books. 260 lots
Chiswick Auctions. London. Rare Books and Works on Paper. 336 lots
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Online| Judaica: Books, Manuscripts, Letters, Objects. 307 lots
Purcell Auctioneers. Birr. January Antiques and Collectibles. 82 lots

Thu. Jan. 24th
Sothebys. New York. Fine Manuscripts and Printed Americana. 177 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Art & Illustration, Children's Books & Miscellanea. 377 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. 1933 Goudey PSA Set Registry Catalog. 240 lots
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. An Approach to the Graphic Work of Salvador Dali. 63 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Americana: Printed Material. 384 lots

Fri. Jan. 25th
Skinner. Boston. Fine Prints and Multiples, Fine Photographs. 150 lots
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Books and Manuscripts. 408 lots
Brunk Auctions. Asheville, NC . Emporium Auction - Books, Prints. 43 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Treasures Galore - Day 2. 633 lots

Sat. Jan. 26th
Case Antiques, Inc.. Knoxville. Winter Auction - Fine Art, Antiques, and History. 59 lots
Arader Galleries. New York City. January Auction. 196 lots
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Winter Estates Auction. 53 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper.
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. Automobilia - Books and Prints. 94 lots
Leland Little Auctions. Hillsborough, NC. Winter Gallery Auction. 66 lots
Brunk Auctions. Asheville, NC . Premier Auction. 72 lots
Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic Booksellers. Gahanna. January Book Auction. 500 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Treasures Galore - Day 3. 487 lots

Sun. Jan. 27th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 1/20.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 1/20.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 12/30. 189 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Treasures Galore - Day 4. 530 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b><center>Cowan’s Auctions<br>The Steve Turner Collection<br>of African Americana, Part II<br>December 3, 2020</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> <i>All-Negro Comics</i> Issue #1, 1947. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> Early Memoir of a Black Hairdresser, 1859. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> First Edition <i>Letters of the Late Ignatius Sancho, An African,</i> 1782. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b><center>Cowan’s Auctions<br>The Steve Turner Collection<br>of African Americana, Part II<br>December 3, 2020</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> Bessie Coleman Aero News Vol. 1 Issue 1, May 1930, Signed by William J. Powell. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> Book of Poetry and Music by Formerly Illiterate Author Thomas Young, 1897. $6,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> Cabinet Card of 24th Infantryman, Tombstone, Arizona Territory, circa 1882. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b><center>Cowan’s Auctions<br>The Steve Turner Collection<br>of African Americana, Part II<br>December 3, 2020</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> James Baldwin Portrait by Carl Van Vechten, 1955. $3,500 to $4,500.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> <i>The Pacific Appeal</i> Newspaper, San Francisco, 1877. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> Only Known Copy <i>Spreading Joy,</i> Uplift History of African Americans in Los Angeles, 1937. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b><center>Cowan’s Auctions<br>The Steve Turner Collection<br>of African Americana, Part II<br>December 3, 2020</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> 1940 Los Angeles <i>The Official Central Avenue District Directory.</i> $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> GRÉGOIRE, Henri (French, 1750-1831). <i>An Enquiry Concerning the Intellectual and Moral Faculties, and Literature of Negroes,</i> First American Edition, 1810. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> 1893 Indian Territory Album with Images of Tacky Grayson. $4,000 to $6,000.
  • <b><center>Gonnelli<br>December 1st<br>Antique and modern prints,<br>drawings and paintings</b>
    <b><center>Gonnelli<br>December 2nd<br>Photographs, autographs, musical works and manuscripts</b>
    <b><center>Gonnelli<br>December 3rd<br>Books from XV to XX Century</b>
    <b><center>Gonnelli<br>December 3rd<br>Mathematics books</b>
    <b><center>Gonnelli<br>December 3rd<br>Art books from Salvador Dalí<br>& others</b>
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Oscar Wilde, <i>“The secret of life is in Art,”</i> autograph quotation dated and signed, 1882. Sold for $15,600.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> <i>Manhattan Gay Scene Guide 1969, Summer Edition,</i> Mattachine Book Service. Sold for $3,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Toyen, pen & ink illustration from <i>Marquis de Sade: Justina cili prokletí ctnosti,</i> 1932. Sold for $26,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Antonio Lopez, 9 men’s fashion studies, graphite, 1974. Sold for $6,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Harvey Milk, 2 autograph letters signed, to Pat Mormon, during US Navy service, 1954. Sold for $2,210.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Daniel Abraham, original art for <i>Stonewall Romances,</i> pen, ink & gouache, 1979. Sold for $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> David Wojnarowicz, <i>Untitled (Genet with Dog),</i> mixed media collage. Sold for $27,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Susie Gaynes & Amy E. Bartell, <i>March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights,</i> 1987. Sold for $1,188.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> <i>Paris is Burning,</i> photo offset poster by Anne Dutlinger, signed by film director Jennie Livingston, 1991. Sold for $1,500.
  • <center><b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers<br>Christmas Rare Books<br>& Collectors’ Sale<br>9 December 2020</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> Joyce (James), <i>Ulysses,</i> 4to, Paris: (Shakespeare & Co.) 1922, First Edn. €7,000 to €9,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> Of the Utmost Rarity with Swift Association. Harward (Michael). <i>Philomath. A New Almanack for the Year of Our Lord,</i> 1666. €6,000 to €9,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> With Full Complement of Hand Coloured & Other Plates. Rosellini (Ippolito). <i>Monumenti dell Egitto e della Nubia,</i> Vols. I, II, & III Plate Volumes only. €5,000 to €7,000.
    <center><b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers<br>Christmas Rare Books<br>& Collectors’ Sale<br>9 December 2020</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> With Magnificent Hand Coloured Plates. [Bivort, Debabay, & others] <i>Annales de Pomologie,</i> 8 vols., folio, Brussels, 1853-1861. €4,000 to €6,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> With Very Fine Coloured Plates & Illustrations. Barbier (George) Vogel (Lucien) & others, <i>Gazette du Bon Ton - Arts-modes et frivolities, </i> 1914 to 1922. €4,000 to €6,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> “I have seen War... I hate War," Signed Presentation Copy to William C. Bullitt, Roosevelt (Franklin D.) August 14, 1936. €3,000 to €4,000.
    <center><b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers<br>Christmas Rare Books<br>& Collectors’ Sale<br>9 December 2020</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> Victorian Hostess & Horticulturist. An Important Collection Relating to Lady Dorothy Nevill (1826-1913). €2,500 to €3,200.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> Fine Original Portrait Photos of The O'Brien Ladies by Margaret Cameron. Two black and white Photos, each 8" x 10". €1,200 to €1,800.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> James Hume Nesbitt Illustrations: A collection of twelve pen and ink Drawings and Etchings intended for publication as book of illustrations for his thriller novels. €800 to €1,200.
    <center><b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers<br>Christmas Rare Books<br>& Collectors’ Sale<br>9 December 2020</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> Attributed to Kitagawa Utamavo (1753-1806). A pair of attractive colourful woodblock prints, of Court Ladies in decorative robes with numerous stamps and script. €800 to €1,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> Contemporaneous Notes from Captain Cook's Voyage Travel: [Anon] <i>Voyage to the South Sea by Mr. Banks, Mr. Parkinson and Dr. Solender, with Capt. Cooke,</i> a 7 page m/ss document. €700 to €1,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> Very Rare First U.K. Edition with Yellow Paper Band. Herbert (Frank). <i>Dune,</i> 8vo London (Victor Gollancz Ltd.) 1966. €500 to €700.
  • <center><b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Books & Works on Paper<br>Live Online<br>2 December 2020</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Dec. 2:</b> Rackham (Arthur). 'The Skein', original pen, ink and watercolour drawing. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Dec. 2:</b> Vico (Giambattista). <i>Principj di una scienza nuova,</i> FIRST EDITION, Felice Mosca, Naples,1725. £8,000 to £12,000.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Dec. 2:</b> <i>Bauerkeller's New Embossed Plan of London,</i> first edition, Ackermann & Co., 1841. £1,800 to £2,200.
    <center><b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Books & Works on Paper<br>Live Online<br>2 December 2020</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Dec. 2:</b> Bible, English, Coverdale's Version, J. Nycolson, Southwark, [1535]. £6,000 to £8,000.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Dec. 2:</b> Johnson (Samuel). <i>A Dictionary of the English Langauge,</i> 2 vol., fourth edition revised by the author, folio, 1773. £800 to £1,200.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Dec. 2:</b> Orwell (George). <i>The Road to Wigan Pier,</i> first public edition, 8vo., Victor Gollancz, 1937. £1,500 to £2,000.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Dec. 2:</b> Rowling (J. K.) <i>Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone,</i> FIRST EDITION, first printing 1997. £6,000 to £8,000.