• <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 25th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b> Fust-Schöffer-Bibel from Gutenberg-Press, 1462. Est: € 1,000,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>J. W. Weinmann, <i>Phytanthoza-Iconographia,</i> 1735-45. Est: € 60,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>O. Kokoschka, <i>Die träumenden Knaben,</i> 1917. Est: € 10,000
    <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 25th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>Z. Lilius, <i>Orbis breviarium,</i> 1493. <br>Est: € 10,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b> <i>Gazette du Bon Ton,</i> 1912-22.<br>Est: € 14,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>M. Chagall, <i>Daphnis & Chloé,</i> 1961. Est: € 100,000
    <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 25th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>C. Ptolemaeus, <i>Geographie,</i> 1513.<br>Est: € 100,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>E. L. Kirchner, <i>Umbra vitae,</i> 1924.<br>Est: € 6,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>J. Miró, <i>Midi le trèfle blanc,</i> 1968. Est: € 2,000
    <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 25th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b> Clemens V., <i>Constitutiones,</i> 1471.<br>Est: € 14,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>C. Gesner, <i>Tierbuch, Vogelbuch, Fischbuch,</i> 1563-81. Est: € 5,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>M. Beckmann, <i>Fanferlieschen Schönefüßchen,</i> 1924. Est: € 10,000
  • <center><b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Books & Works on Paper,<br>to include Travel, Sciences, <br>Sport & Illustrated Art<br>November 20, 2019</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Nov. 20:</b> [Herberstein, Sigismund von, & al.] <i>Rerum Moscoviticarum…,</i> 4 plates, illustrations, folio, Andreas Wevhelius, Frankfurt, 1600. £1,500 to £2,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Nov. 20:</b> Bowen (Emmanuel) & Owen (John). <i>Britannia Depicta…,</i> fourth edition, engraved title and 273 maps, 4to, Thomas Bowles, 1753. £700 to £900
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Nov. 20:</b> Geographical Game.- Jefferys (Thomas). <i>The Royal Geographical Pastime or the Tour of Europe,</i> FIRST EDITION, engraving of Europe, map c. 507 x 665 mm, Thomas Jefferys, 1768. £600 to £800
    <center><b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Books & Works on Paper,<br>to include Travel, Sciences, <br>Sport & Illustrated Art<br>November 20, 2019</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Nov. 20:</b> Germany.- Homann (Johann Baptist). <i>Atlas Novus Terrarum Orbis Imperia... Atlas von Deutschland,</i> engraved half title, 87 maps only, folio, Erben, Nuremberg, 1753. £8,000 to £10,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Nov. 20:</b> Iceland [Løvenørns (Poul)]. <i>Beskrivelse over den Iislandske…,</i> 10 engraved maps and plates, vignettes, 4to, Copenhagen, F. W. Thiele, 1788. £600 to £800
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Nov. 20:</b> Lewis (John Frederick). <i>Illustrations of Constantinople…,</i> FIRST EDITION, frontispiece and 26 views folio, T. McLean, D.& P. Colnaghi & John F. Lewis, [1838]. £2,000 to £3,000
    <center><b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Books & Works on Paper,<br>to include Travel, Sciences, <br>Sport & Illustrated Art<br>November 20, 2019</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Nov. 20:</b> Lilford (Lord, Thomas Littleton Powys, 4th Baron). <i>Coloured Figures of the Birds of the British Islands,</i> 7 vol., second edition, [one of 450 sets], 421 plates, large 8vo, 1891-97. £1,800 to £2,200
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Nov. 20:</b> Londres [panorama], engraving, 350 x 520mm, chez Baltazar Moncornet, Paris, c.1666-68. £800 to £1,200
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Nov. 20:</b> Van Keulen (Joannes). <i> Niewe Pas Caarte Strekkende van Pta Cataon tot Pta Lamtaon…,</i> copper engraved map, hand coloured, 510 x 585mm, Amsterdam, [1753]. £1,200 to £1,500
    <center><b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Books & Works on Paper,<br>to include Travel, Sciences, <br>Sport & Illustrated Art<br>November 20, 2019</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Nov. 20:</b> Goethe (Johann Wolfgang von). <i> Prologue dans le ciel, Traduction de Gerard de Nerval…,</i> 11 double sheets with calligraphic handwriting, 33 fine gouaches, Philippe Gonin, [Paris, c. 1932]. £400 to £600
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Nov. 20:</b> Murphy (Jill, author and illustrator) ARR. <i> Peace at Last & The Large Family: All in One Piece,</i> 10 pieces of original artwork from the two books, 1980 & 1987 (12). £1,800 to £2,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Nov. 20:</b> Rembrandt (Harmensz. van Rijn). Christ at Emmaus: the larger plate, etching and drypoint, 212 x 161mm, sheet 225 x 170mm, 1654. £1,000 to £1,500
  • <center><b>Skinner Auctions <br>Fine Books & Manuscripts <i>online</i><br> November 11-17
    <center><b>Skinner Rare Book Auction November 11-17</b>
    <center><b>Skinner Rare Book Auction November 11-17</b>
    <center><b>Skinner Rare Book Auction November 11-17</b>
    <center><b>Skinner Auctions <br>Fine Books & Manuscripts <i>online</i><br> November 11-17
    <center><b>Skinner Rare Book Auction November 11-17</b>
    <center><b>Skinner Rare Book Auction November 11-17</b>
    <center><b>Skinner Rare Book Auction November 11-17</b>
    <center><b>Skinner Auctions <br>Fine Books & Manuscripts <i>online</i><br> November 11-17
    <center><b>Skinner Rare Book Auction November 11-17</b>
    <center><b>Skinner Rare Book Auction November 11-17</b>
    <center><b>Skinner Rare Book Auction November 11-17</b>
    <center><b>Skinner Auctions <br>Fine Books & Manuscripts <i>online</i><br> November 11-17
    <center><b>Skinner Rare Book Auction November 11-17</b>
    <center><b>Skinner Rare Book Auction November 11-17</b>
    <center><b>Skinner Rare Book Auction November 11-17</b>
  • <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works<br>on Paper including Books from The Collection of The Garden Ltd<br>November 21, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> Bohr (Niels). <i>On the Constitution of Atoms and Molecules,</i> first edition, presentation copy, offprint 1913. £20,000 to £30,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> Shakespeare's Falstaff.- Henry V & Sir John Fastolf. Indenture agreement appointing Fastolf as Keeper of the Bastille of St Anthony at Paris, manuscript in French, 1421. £10,000 to £15,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> World.- Purchas (Samuel). <i>Purchas his Pilgrimes. In Five Books...,</i> 5 vol., first edition, 7 folding engraved maps, contemporary calf, by William Stansby for Henrie Fetherstone, 1625-26. £20,000 to £30,000
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works<br>on Paper including Books from The Collection of The Garden Ltd<br>November 21, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> Book of Hours.- Use of Rouen, manuscript on vellum, in Latin and French, illuminated with 14 full-page miniatures by the workshop or follower of the Maitre de l'Echevinage, Rouen, 1480s. £20,000 t0 £30,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> Giese (Raban, ?scholar and medical doctor). Album Amicorum of drawing on his travels and acquaintances in Europe 1618-21, 134 watercolour illustrations including c. 60 professional miniatures, 1618-39. £30,000 to £40,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> Jones (David). 14 Autograph Letters signed, 1952-68; and a small quantity of ephemera (sm. qty). £6,000 to £8,000
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works<br>on Paper including Books from The Collection of The Garden Ltd<br>November 21, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> Constable (John). Various Subjects of Landscape, Characteristic of English Scenery, signed presentation inscription from Constable, 1833. £6,000 to £8,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669). The Descent from the Cross: Second Plate, etching and engraving, 1633. £6,000 to £8,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> Salvin (Francis Henry) and William Brodrick. <i>Falconry in the British Isles,</i> second edition, William Brodrick's copy with 3 original watercolours by him, 1873. £8,000 to £12,000
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works<br>on Paper including Books from The Collection of The Garden Ltd<br>November 21, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> China.- Helman (Isidore Stanislas Henri). <i>Suite des seize estampes representant les conquetes de l'Empereur de la Chine,</i> 1783-88. £10,000 to £15,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> Pratt (Edward Roger, 1789-1863). Album of 28 watercolours and other works on paper from a journey to ancient sites and monuments in the Mediterranean, [c.1830 and later]. £3,000 to £5,000

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Rare Book Hub: 31 Auctions Archived, another 29 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 2 March 2019 31 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 7 denominated in euros, 4 in British pounds, and 20 in US dollars. Turnover was $25,380,796 as 9,649 lots were offered and 8,446 sold for an exceptional 88% success rate.  It was another strong week.  It's not the traditional paper that is winning.  Rather, this week, it's comics and sports related material.

 

3 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Heritage AuctionsComics on February 22nd: $9,429,830 
Heritage AuctionsPlatinum Sports Auction on February 24th: $9,353,800 
ChristiesContemporary Editions on February 27th: $1,742,439 


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


ChristiesMatisse on Paper: Prints and Drawings from the Estate of Jacquelyn Miller Matisse - Online bidstart on March 1st: 196.01% 
AderRussian Art - Prints, Books on February 22nd: 170.00% 
Gonnelli Casa DAsteBooks and Graphics on February 6th: 141.55% 
FerratonPublic Sale of Books and Prints on February 22nd: 135.15% 
Forum AuctionsBanksy X Editions on February 27th: 109.95% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsThe Rawlins Magic Collection on February 23rd: 108.96% 
AguttesANCIENT AND MODERN BOOKS, MANUSCRIPTS, ILLUSTRATED BOOKS on February 22nd: 108.94% 


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

Rago Arts and AuctionsPrints on February 24th: 100.00% 
ChristiesMatisse on Paper: Prints and Drawings from the Estate of Jacquelyn Miller Matisse - Online bidstart on March 1st: 100.00% 
Rago Arts and AuctionsPrints and Books on February 23rd: 100.00% 
Forum AuctionsBanksy X Editions on February 27th: 100.00% 
National Book AuctionsOz, Books-on-Books, Americana, Antique, etc. on February 24th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 2/17 on February 24th: 99.59% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 2/19 on February 26th: 99.42% 
Heritage AuctionsWeekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 2/19 on February 26th: 98.81% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 2/17 on February 24th: 98.45% 
Heritage AuctionsComics on February 22nd: 98.38% 
Copley Fine Art AuctionsWinter Sale on February 16th: 97.30% 
Alaska AuctionFur Rondy - Books, Prints on February 21st: 96.97% 
Heritage AuctionsPlatinum Sports Auction on February 24th: 95.96% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on February 23rd: 95.83% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsThe Rawlins Magic Collection on February 23rd: 94.05% 
Cowans AuctionsTreasures of the Civil War - Timed auction bidstart 2/14 on February 25th: 89.47% 
ChristiesContemporary Editions on February 27th: 89.27% 
Trafford BooksBooks on February 20th: 85.71% 
Chiswick AuctionsRare Books and Works on Paper on February 27th: 85.51% 
FerratonPublic Sale of Books and Prints on February 22nd: 84.48% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on February 26th: 82.11% 
Winter AssociatesBooks, Prints on February 25th: 80.85% 
University ArchivesRare Autographs, Books on February 27th: 80.83% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Heritage Auctions 1910 Old Mill Series 8 Joe Jackson PSA VG+ 3.5. on February 24th Actual price: USD $600,000.
  2. Heritage Auctions Frank Frazetta Famous Funnies #209 Cover Original Art (Eastern Color, 1953). on February 22nd Actual price: USD $552,000.
  3. Heritage Auctions 1914 Boston Garter Joe Jackson SGC 70 EX+ 5.5. on February 24th Actual price: USD $480,000.
  4. Heritage Auctions 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle #311 PSA NM-MT 8. on February 24th Actual price: USD $456,000.
  5. Heritage Auctions Superman #1 (DC, 1939) CGC VG+ 4.5 Cream to off-white pages. on February 22nd Actual price: USD $336,000.
  6. Heritage Auctions 1929-32 Lou Gehrig Game Worn New York Yankees Cap from The Lou Gehrig Collection, MEARS Authentic. on February 24th Actual price: USD $312,000.
  7. Heritage Auctions Dave Gibbons Watchmen #1 Cover Original Art (DC, 1986). on February 22nd Actual price: USD $228,000.
  8. Heritage Auctions Steve Ditko Strange Tales #117 Splash Page 1 Doctor Strange Original Art (Marvel, 1964). on February 22nd Actual price: USD $228,000.
  9. Heritage Auctions The Incredible Hulk #1 (Marvel, 1962) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white to white pages. on February 22nd Actual price: USD $216,000.
  10. Heritage Auctions 1903 Breisch-Williams E107 Christy Mathewson Rookie SGC 50 VG/EX 4. on February 24th Actual price: USD $192,000.
  11. Heritage Auctions 1927 New York Yankees Team Signed Photograph. on February 24th Actual price: USD $180,000.
  12. Heritage Auctions Journey Into Mystery #83 (Marvel, 1962) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. on February 22nd Actual price: USD $144,000.
  13. Heritage Auctions Amazing Fantasy #15 (Marvel, 1962) CGC VF- 7.5 Off-white pages. on February 22nd Actual price: USD $120,000.
  14. Heritage Auctions Robert Crumb Help! #24 "Fred the Teen-Age Girl Pigeon" Complete 2-Page Story Original Art (Warren Publishing, 1965). on February 22nd Actual price: USD $120,000.
  15. Heritage Auctions 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle #311 PSA EX-MT+ 6.5. on February 24th Actual price: USD $120,000.
  16. Heritage Auctions 1980 Topps Larry Bird/Julius Erving/Magic Johnson PSA Gem Mint 10. on February 24th Actual price: USD $114,000.
  17. Heritage Auctions 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle #311 SGC 86 NM+ 7.5. on February 24th Actual price: USD $108,000.
  18. Heritage Auctions 1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle #253 SGC NM/MT 8. on February 24th Actual price: USD $108,000.
  19. Heritage Auctions 1933 Goudey Babe Ruth #149 PSA NM-MT 8. on February 24th Actual price: USD $102,000.
  20. Heritage Auctions 1911 D304 Brunners Bread Ty Cobb PSA NM-MT 8. on February 24th Actual price: USD $102,000.
  21. Heritage Auctions 1955-56 Parkhurst Hockey Complete Set (79) - #5 on the PSA Set Registry. on February 24th Actual price: USD $96,000.
  22. Heritage Auctions 1889 Cap Anson and Buck Ewing "Burke Ale" Beer Advertising Poster. on February 24th Actual price: USD $96,000.
  23. Gonnelli Casa DAste Iniziale 'E', Adorazione dei Magi. on February 6th Actual price: USD $91,813.
  24. Heritage Auctions 1958 Ted Williams Game Worn Boston Red Sox Jersey, MEARS A7.5. on February 24th Actual price: USD $90,000.
  25. Christies Entropia (review) on February 27th Actual price: USD $87,500.



31 total sales reported this week:

Rago Arts and Auctions. Prints on February 24th: 100.00%
Christies. Matisse on Paper: Prints and Drawings from the Estate of Jacquelyn Miller Matisse - Online bidstart on March 1st: 100.00%
Chiswick Auctions. Autographs and Memorabilia on February 28th: 69.10%
Chiswick Auctions. Rare Books and Works on Paper on February 27th: 85.51%
Copley Fine Art Auctions. Winter Sale on February 16th: 97.30%
Winter Associates. Books, Prints on February 25th: 80.85%
Tajan. Rare and Precious Books on January 29th: 65.82%
Ferraton. Public Sale of Books and Prints on February 22nd: 84.48%
University Archives. Rare Autographs, Books on February 27th: 80.83%
Christies. Contemporary Editions on February 27th: 89.27%
Forum Auctions. Banksy X Editions on February 27th: 100.00%
Rago Arts and Auctions. Prints and Books on February 23rd: 100.00%
Old World Auctions. Maps and Atlases - Internet bidstart 2/6 on February 6th: 74.47%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 2/19 on February 26th: 99.42%
Heritage Auctions. Weekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 2/19 on February 26th: 98.81%
Aguttes. ANCIENT AND MODERN BOOKS, MANUSCRIPTS, ILLUSTRATED BOOKS on February 22nd: 66.56%
Cowans Auctions. Treasures of the Civil War - Timed auction bidstart 2/14 on February 25th: 89.47%
Bruun Rasmussen. Books on February 26th: 68.18%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on February 26th: 82.11%
PosterConnection Inc.. Affordable Posters on January 29th: 54.83%
National Book Auctions. Oz, Books-on-Books, Americana, Antique, etc. on February 24th: 100.00%
Potter and Potter Auctions. The Rawlins Magic Collection on February 23rd: 94.05%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 2/17 on February 24th: 99.59%
Heritage Auctions. Platinum Sports Auction on February 24th: 95.96%
Ader. Russian Art - Prints, Books on February 22nd: 72.86%
Alaska Auction. Fur Rondy - Books, Prints on February 21st: 96.97%
Trafford Books. Books on February 20th: 85.71%
Gonnelli Casa DAste. Books and Graphics on February 6th: 66.87%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 2/17 on February 24th: 98.45%
Heritage Auctions. Comics on February 22nd: 98.38%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on February 23rd: 95.83%

 

For the week ahead 29 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Mar. 4th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 83 lots

Tue. Mar. 5th
Swann Galleries. New York. 19th Century Prints and Drawings. 644 lots
Heritage Auctions. New York. Books. 548 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Select Modern and Contemporary Editions and Artists' Books. 184 lots
Rossini. Paris. DISPERSION OF M. GAULARD'S COLLECTION, FIRST PART,. 230 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 37 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 2/26. 555 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Weekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 3/29. 240 lots
Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers. Kilkenny. House Contents Sale - Books, Prints. 70 lots

Wed. Mar. 6th
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Exeter. Books, Maps and Prints. 236 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Documents. 491 lots
Christies. London - King Street. Masterpieces of Design and Photography - Photographs. 14 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 2/22. 761 lots

Thu. Mar. 7th
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 202 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books. 275 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Mystery and Detective Fiction. 515 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Wigwam Auction - session 1. 63 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Fine Art - Prints. 101 lots

Fri. Mar. 8th
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Lancaster. Book Auction. 461 lots
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. Modern, Modern, Modern! - Prints and Photographs. 89 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Wigwam Auction - session 2. 566 lots

Sat. Mar. 9th
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs. 36 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 159 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Wigwam Auction - session 3. 105 lots

Sun. Mar. 10th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 2/10. 196 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 3/3.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 3/3.
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Wigwam Auction - session 4. 557 lots
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> SMITH, CHRISTOPHER WEBB. 1793-1871. <i>Indian Ornithology.</i> [Patna, India]: 1828. $50,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> DUPRÉ, LOUIS. 1789-1837. <i>Voyage à Athènes et à Constantinople, ou Collection de portraits, vues et costumes grecs et ottomans.</i> Paris: Dondey-Dupré, 1825. $60,000 to $90,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> ADAMS, JOHN. Autograph Letter Signed ("J Adams"), [to Dr. Perkins?] while recovering from his small pox inoculation, [late-April, 1764]. $30,000 to $50,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> AUSTEN, JANE. Autograph Letter Signed ("J. Austen"), to her sister Cassandra, 4 pp, "Thursday – after dinner," [September 16, 1813,] Henrietta St. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES. 1785-1851. <i>The Birds of America, from Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories.</i> New York & Philadelphia: J.J. Audubon & J.B. Chevalier, 1840-1844. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> DODWELL, EDWARD. 1767-1832. <i>Views in Greece.</i> London: Rodwell and Martin, 1821. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> JAMES, JESSE. Autograph Letter Signed ("Jesse W. James"), to Mr. Flood demanding Flood retract spurious accusations, 3 pp, June 5, 1875. $200,000 to $300,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> DE CORDOBA, JACOB. <i>Map of the State of Texas.</i> New York, 1866. $15,000 to $20,000
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> ARNOLD, BENEDICT. Autograph bookseller's receipt for Dr. John Dickinson, Signed ("B. Arnold"), February 1767. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> EINSTEIN, ALBERT. 4 Typed Letters Signed ("A Einstein") to Cleveland E. Dodge offering early reports on the meetings of the Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> EISENHOWER, DWIGHT D. Typed Letter Signed ("Dwight D. Eisenhower") to General Henri Giraud written from a secret bunker in Gibraltar on the eve of Operation Torch, November 4 [but 6], 1942. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> Early Broadside Printing of the GADSDEN PURCHASE, Puebla, August 16, 1854. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> ALLEN, ETHAN. Autograph Letter Signed to Crevecouer during the Constitutional Debates in Congress, 2 pp, August 29, 1787. $30,000 to $50,000.
  • <b><center>Sotheby’s<br>Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History<br>Auction London 12 November<br>On view 8 – 11 November</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s London, Nov. 12:</b> Dinner plate from the British Antarctic Expedition (Terra Nova), 1910-1913, Dunn Bennett Patent. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s London, Nov. 12:</b> Hermann Schlegel, and A.H. Verster van Wulverhorst. <i>Traité de Fauconnerie.</i> Leiden and Dusseldorf, 1844-1853. £30,000 to £40,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s London, Nov. 12:</b> Pierre Joseph Redouté. Album de Redouté. Paris, [1824]. £50,000 to £60,000.
    <b><center>Sotheby’s<br>Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History<br>Auction London 12 November<br>On view 8 – 11 November</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s London, Nov. 12:</b> Jakob Christoph Trew. <i>Hortus nitidissimis omnen per annum superbiens floribus.</i> Nuremberg, 1750 [-1786]. £70,000 to £90,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s London, Nov. 12:</b> Samuel de Champlain. <i>Les voyages de la Novvelle France occidentale, dite Canada</i>. Paris, 1640. £50,000 to £70,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s London, Nov. 12:</b> Levinus Vincent. <i>Wondertooneel der Nature.</i> Amsterdam, 1706-1715, two volumes bound in one. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <b><center>Sotheby’s<br>Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History<br>Auction London 12 November<br>On view 8 – 11 November</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s London, Nov. 12:</b> Louis Dupré. <i>Voyage a Athénes et à Constantinople.</i> Paris, 1825. £40,000 to £50,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s London, Nov. 12:</b> Abraham Ortelius. <i>Theatrum orbis terrarum... The Theatre of the Whole World.</i> London, 1606 (colophon: 1608). £70,000 to £100,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s London, Nov. 12:</b> <i>Description de l'Égypte.</i> Paris, 1809-1828, FIRST EDITION, 35 volumes, housed in custom mahogany cabinet. £250,000 to £350,000.
    <b><center>Sotheby’s<br>Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History<br>Auction London 12 November<br>On view 8 – 11 November</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s London, Nov. 12:</b> Giovanni Battista Belzoni. Plates illustrative of the researches and operations of G. Belzoni in Egypt and Nubia. London, 1822. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s London, Nov. 12:</b> United Arab Emirates. A collection of 218 historic photographs. [c.1901 to early 1960s.]. £50,000 to £70,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s London, Nov. 12:</b> Tingqua (Guan Lianchang). A boxed set of ten albums containing 123 Chinese paintings. [Canton, c.1830]. £30,000 to £40,000.
  • <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>Old World Auctions (Nov 13):</b> Lot 4. First printed world map to depict western Australia, 1680. Est. $7500 - $9000
    <b>Old World Auctions (Nov 13):</b> Lot 31. One of the finest celestial charts ever produced, 1708. Est. $2500 - $3250
    <b>Old World Auctions (Nov 13):</b> Lot 35. Stunning French armillary sphere, 1805. Est. $4000 - $5000
    <b>Old World Auctions (Nov 13):</b> Lot 47. Speed's popular carte-a-figures map of the Americas, 1626. Est. $4750 - $6000
    <b>Old World Auctions (Nov 13):</b> Lot 110. 1960 election map of the United States, 1960. Est. $250 - $325
    <b>Old World Auctions (Nov 13):</b> Lot 115.<br>Arrowsmith's large-format map used by Lewis & Clark, 1802. Est. $8000 - $10000
    <b>Old World Auctions (Nov 13):</b> Lot 359. German WWI propaganda map showing a "European brawl", 1914. Est. $1400 - $1700
    <b>Old World Auctions (Nov 13):</b> Lot 380. The "Beetle" map of northern Europe, 1746. Est. $240 - $300
    <b>Old World Auctions (Nov 13):</b> Lot 476. Braun & Hogenberg's first plan of Moscow, 1575. Est. $2400 - $3000
    <b>Old World Auctions (Nov 13):</b> Lot 582. The first European-printed map of China, 1584. Est. $5500 - $6500
    <b>Old World Auctions (Nov 13):</b> Lot 673. Complete French atlas with 62 maps in contemporary color, 1787. Est. $2750 - $3500
    <b>Old World Auctions (Nov 13):</b> Lot 676. Finley's early and important American atlas, 1828. Est. $4500 - $5500