• <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.
  • <center><b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>Printed Books, Maps & Autographs<br>December 11, 2019</b>
    <b>Dominic Winter, Dec. 11:</b> Melville (Herman). <i>White Jacket; or, the World in a Man-of-War,</i> 1st edition, London, 1850. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter, Dec. 11:</b> Bracton (Henry de). <i>De legibus et consuetudinibus Angliae,</i> 1st edition, 1569. Ex libris Sir Daniel Dun (c.1545-1617). £3,000 to £5,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter, Dec. 11:</b> Edgar (Thomas). <i>The Lawes Resolutions of Womens Rights,</i> 1st edition, 1632. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <center><b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>Printed Books, Maps & Autographs<br>December 11, 2019</b>
    <b>Dominic Winter, Dec. 11:</b> Donne (John). <i>Poems,</i> 3rd edition, 1639. Ex libris Sir Geoffrey Keynes (1887-1982). £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter, Dec. 11:</b> Mandeville (Bernard). <i>The Fable of the Bees,</i> 1st edition, 1714. Rare inspiration for the Wealth of Nations. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter, Dec. 11:</b> Honter (Johannes, & others). <i>De Cosmographiae rudimentis,</i> Basel, 1561. Ex libris Georg Joachim Rheticus (1514-1574). £5,000 to £8,000.
    <center><b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>Printed Books, Maps & Autographs<br>December 11, 2019</b>
    <b>Dominic Winter, Dec. 11:</b> Lincoln (Abraham). Military commission signed, Washington, 1864, and related documents. £3,000 to £5,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter, Dec. 11:</b> Faraday (Michael). Iron filings diagram on waxed blue paper, c.1850. £500 to £800.
    <b>Dominic Winter, Dec. 11:</b> Felixmüller (Conrad). <i>ABC,</i> 1st edition, Dresden, 1925. One of 10 hand-coloured copies. Ex libris Eduard Rosenbaum (1887-1979). £3,000 to £5,000.
    <center><b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>Printed Books, Maps & Autographs<br>December 11, 2019</b>
    <b>Dominic Winter, Dec. 11:</b> Kelmscott Press. <i>The Order of Chivalry,</i> 1893. One of 225 copies; presentation copy from Sydney Cockerell. £800 to £1,200.
    <b>Dominic Winter, Dec. 11:</b> Joyce (James). <i>Anna Livia Plurabelle,</i> 1st edition, New York, 1928. One of 50 special copies on green paper. £1,000 to £1,500
    <b>Dominic Winter, Dec. 11:</b> Orwell (George). <i>Homage to Catalonia,</i> 1st edition, 1938. £2,500 to £3,300
  • <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> CLEMENS, SAMUEL L. <i>The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain.</i> Hartford: The American Publishing Company, 1876. $14,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> BATEMAN, JAMES. <i>The Orchidaceae of Mexico and Guatemala.</i> London: J. Ridgway & Sons for the author, [1837]-1843. $60,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> WHITMAN, WALT. <i>Leaves of Grass.</i> Brooklyn: [For the author by Andrew and James Rome,] 1855. $150,000 to $200,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> LEE, HARPER. Three “Seckatary Hawkins”-related books inscribed and signed by Harper Lee. $60,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> POE, EDGAR ALLAN. <i>The Raven.</i> New York: Wiley and Putnam, 1845. $120,000 to $180,000.
  • <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
  • <b>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>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.

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Rare Book Hub: 30 Auctions Archived, Another 34 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 9 March 2019 30 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 5 denominated in euros, 5 in British pounds, and 20 in US dollars.  Sales totaled $13,191,191 as 9,035 lots were offered and 7,659 sold for a 85% success rate.  The auction market for collectible paper continues to be very strong.

 

3 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

ChristiesMasterpieces of Design and Photography - Photographs on March 6th: $4,617,690 
Swann Galleries19th Century Prints and Drawings on March 5th: $2,741,636 
Heritage AuctionsBooks on March 6th: $1,684,038 
 

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

SkinnerAmerican Furniture & Decorative Arts - Prints on March 2nd: 153.59% 
Heritage AuctionsBooks on March 6th: 140.89% 
Swann GalleriesEarly Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books on March 7th: 124.32% 
Leland Little AuctionsImportant Spring Auction - Books, Prints on March 2nd: 121.78% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on March 6th: 120.14% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsFine Art - Prints on March 7th: 109.67% 
Waverly AuctionsWaverly Rare Books Presidential & Americana Auction on February 28th: 104.60% 


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

Heritage AuctionsWeekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 3/29 on March 5th: 100.00% 
Leland Little AuctionsImportant Spring Auction - Books, Prints on March 2nd: 100.00% 
National Book AuctionsCartography, Books-on-Books, Antique, etc. on March 3rd: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 2/24 on March 3rd: 99.47% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 2/3 on March 3rd: 99.04% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on March 2nd: 98.82% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 2/24 on March 3rd: 97.84% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 2/26 on March 5th: 97.84% 
Dirk Soulis AuctionsMultiple Estates Art and Antiques on March 2nd: 97.22% 
Heritage AuctionsBooks on March 6th: 96.90% 
Waverly AuctionsWaverly Rare Books Presidential & Americana Auction on February 28th: 95.26% 
SkinnerAmerican Furniture & Decorative Arts - Prints on March 2nd: 92.50% 
Swann GalleriesEarly Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books on March 7th: 91.27% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on March 6th: 89.68% 
Rachel Davis Fine ArtsSporting Books and Art and Art Books on March 2nd: 89.58% 
ChristiesMasterpieces of Design and Photography - Photographs on March 6th: 85.71% 
PBA GalleriesMystery and Detective Fiction on March 7th: 81.36% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on March 7th: 80.20% 
 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Christies Self-Portrait ('The Constructor') on March 6th Actual price: USD $1,250,370.
  2. Christies Shell (Nautilus) on March 6th Actual price: USD $680,130.
  3. Christies Mailänder Dom (innen), Mailand on March 6th Actual price: USD $553,410.
  4. Christies Fördertürme (Winding Towers) on March 6th Actual price: USD $442,530.
  5. Christies Yellow Sea on March 6th Actual price: USD $313,500.
  6. Christies Teenage couple on Hudson Street N.Y.C, 1963 on March 6th Actual price: USD $272,250.
  7. Christies Cigarette No. 37, New York on March 6th Actual price: USD $231,000.
  8. Christies Avedon Paris on March 6th Actual price: USD $231,000.
  9. Christies May Day I on March 6th Actual price: USD $198,000.
  10. RR Auction Mao Zedong, Zhou Enlai, and World Leaders on March 6th Actual price: USD $192,659.
  11. Heritage Auctions The Federalist: A Collection of Essays, Written in Favour of the New Constitution, as Agreed upon by the Federal Convention, September 17, 1787. on March 6th Actual price: USD $187,500.
  12. Christies Lutz & Alex, Schwanzgriff on March 6th Actual price: USD $165,000.
  13. Christies Paradise 03, Daintree, Australien on March 6th Actual price: USD $156,750.
  14. Christies Lutz & Alex sitting in the trees on March 6th Actual price: USD $123,750.
  15. Swann Galleries Homme à la Pipe: Portrait du Docteur Gachet. on March 5th Actual price: USD $106,250.
  16. Swann Galleries Don Quichotte e Sancio Panza. on March 5th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  17. Heritage Auctions Moo-Reese Tabletop Cow. on March 6th Actual price: USD $93,750.
  18. Swann Galleries La Prose du Transsibérien et de la petite Jehanne de France by Blaise Cendrars. on March 5th Actual price: USD $87,500.
  19. Swann Galleries Illustrations of the Book of Job. on March 5th Actual price: USD $87,500.
  20. Swann Galleries Sommer I. on March 5th Actual price: USD $81,250.
  21. Heritage Auctions Red Harvest. on March 6th Actual price: USD $75,000.
  22. RR Auction Sun Yat-sen on March 6th Actual price: USD $67,759.
  23. Heritage Auctions The Big Sleep. on March 6th Actual price: USD $57,500.
  24. Swann Galleries Natura Morta con Cinque Oggetti. on March 5th Actual price: USD $47,500.
  25. Swann Galleries Le Permissionaire. on March 5th Actual price: USD $47,500.



30 total sales reported this week:

Guernseys. Collector's Odyssey - Day 2 on February 21st: 66.33%
Guernseys. Collector's Odyssey - Day 1 on February 20th: 70.05%
Thomaston Place Auction Galleries. Rare Books, Documents, Graphic Arts and Photographs on March 1st: 68.58%
PBA Galleries. Mystery and Detective Fiction on March 7th: 81.36%
Swann Galleries. Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books on March 7th: 91.27%
RR Auction. Marvels of Modern Music - Internet bidstart 3/7 on March 6th: 65.51%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Fine Art - Prints on March 7th: 70.30%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps and Documents on March 6th: 89.68%
Rossini. DISPERSION OF M. GAULARD'S COLLECTION, FIRST PART, on March 5th: 60.43%
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Sporting Books and Art and Art Books on March 2nd: 89.58%
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Multiple Estates Art and Antiques on March 2nd: 97.22%
Christies. Masterpieces of Design and Photography - Photographs on March 6th: 85.71%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on March 7th: 80.20%
Waverly Auctions. Waverly Rare Books Presidential & Americana Auction on February 28th: 95.26%
Heritage Auctions. Books on March 6th: 96.90%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on March 6th: 72.97%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on March 5th: 79.52%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Select Modern and Contemporary Editions and Artists' Books on March 5th: 79.89%
Swann Galleries. 19th Century Prints and Drawings on March 5th: 68.79%
Heritage Auctions. Weekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 3/29 on March 5th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 2/26 on March 5th: 97.84%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 2/24 on March 3rd: 99.47%
National Book Auctions. Cartography, Books-on-Books, Antique, etc. on March 3rd: 100.00%
Leland Little Auctions. Important Spring Auction - Books, Prints on March 2nd: 100.00%
Skinner. American Furniture & Decorative Arts - Prints on March 2nd: 92.50%
Purcell Auctioneers. Railwayana - signs, posters - books, prints on February 27th: 63.53%
Aste Bolaffi. Mountain Memorabilia on February 28th: 60.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 2/24 on March 3rd: 97.84%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 2/3 on March 3rd: 99.04%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on March 2nd: 98.82%


For the week ahead 34 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Mar. 11th
Bonhams. New York. The Medical and Scientific Library of W. Bruce Fye. 404 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Wigwam Auction - session 5. 521 lots
Robert Siegel Galleries. New York. United States Postal History. 998 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 66 lots

Tue. Mar. 12th
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. Berlin. Autographs. 733 lots
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. BIBLIOTHÈQUE JEAN-PAUL LAURENCHET GASTRONOMY WINE TASTING. 400 lots
Bonhams. New York. Extraordinary Books and Manuscripts. 57 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 3/5. 609 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Weekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 3/5. 205 lots
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Judaica, Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinic Letters. 379 lots

Wed. Mar. 13th
Purcell Auctioneers. Birr. Irish Interest Books - Railwayana Books and Ephemera. 602 lots
Vermot de Pas. Paris. Library about Gastronomy - Part 1. 447 lots
Nye & Company Auctioneers. Bloomfield. Timed Auction, Session 2: Fine Art Prints. 7 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Vintage Photographs of Norman Seeff - Online bidstart 2/26. 50 lots
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . Fine Art - Prints. 131 lots

Thu. Mar. 14th
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Cape Town. Books - PREVIEW - Internet Bidstart 3/7. 506 lots
Artcurial. Paris. Prints and Illustrated Books. 242 lots
Bonhams. New York. Treasures from the Eric C. Caren Collection - Online bidstart 3/6. 267 lots
Doyle New York. New York. Travel & Sport in India & Asia from the Library of Arnold 'Jake' Johnson - bidstart 2/28. 335 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs and Artifacts - Internet bid start 2/22. 761 lots
Soler Y Llach. Barcelona. Books, Manuscripts and Collecting. 851 lots
Nye & Company Auctioneers. Bloomfield. Timed Backyard Auction - Books and Prints. 72 lots
FRAYSSE & Associés. Paris. Collection of Mr. X - Portulan map. 1 lots
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Animation Art - Online Only. 104 lots

Fri. Mar. 15th
Marc van de Wiele Auctions. Brugge. Spring Auction - Books and Prints. 1093 lots
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. The Adventure & Exploration Library of Steve Fossett, Part II. 292 lots

Sat. Mar. 16th
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Fine Art - Prints. 137 lots
Vermot de Pas. Paris. Comic Strips, Original Boards, Japanese Animation. 615 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Signature Auction. 908 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper.

Sun. Mar. 17th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 2/17. 176 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 3/10.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 3/10.
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Fine Art - Prints. 54 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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>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>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.