• <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.
  • <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.
  • <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.

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Rare Book Hub: 32 Auctions Archived, 35 Scheduled this Week

For the week ended Saturday 8 June 2019, 32 sales were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database, 15 denominated in euros, 1 in British pounds, and 16 in US dollars.  Turnover was $12,445,037 as 8,478 lots were offered and 6,759 sold for an 80% success rate.  It was another very good week.

 

3 auctions saw total proceeds reach a million dollars: 


ChristiesBeyond the Horizon: The Mopelia Collection of Atlases and Travel Books on June 5th: $2,922,270 
Galerie Bassenge15th-19th Century Prints on May 29th: $1,432,952 
Heritage Auctions1915 Cracker Jack PSA Set Registry Auction on May 30th: $1,406,927 

 

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

PIASAAsian Art - Books and Prints on June 6th: 270.26% 
Jacksons AuctionSpectacular Toy and Collectibles Auction on May 29th: 210.09% 
FerratonRare Books on May 25th: 138.59% 
Galerie BassengeModern Art Part 2 - Prints on May 31st: 129.58% 
Galerie BassengeCreatures - Fine Art Prints on May 30th: 113.57% 
SothebysImportant Judaica on June 5th: 113.19% 
Galerie Bassenge15th-19th Century Prints on May 29th: 109.59% 
TajanPrints and Illustrated Books on May 29th: 105.93% 
Swann GalleriesMaps and Atlases, Natural History and Color Plate Books on June 6th: 104.78% 

Galerie BassengeModern Art Part 1 - Prints on June 1st: 101.09%

 

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

Heritage Auctions1915 Cracker Jack PSA Set Registry Auction on May 30th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 5/5 on June 2nd: 100.00% 
William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsEclectic Variety on June 4th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsWeekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 5/28 on June 4th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 5/26 on June 2nd: 99.74% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 5/28 on June 4th: 98.95% 
Jacksons AuctionSpectacular Toy and Collectibles Auction on May 29th: 98.21% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 5/26 on June 2nd: 97.40% 
University ArchivesAn Astounding Collection of Declaration Signers on May 15th: 86.64% 
Galerie BassengeModern Art Part 2 - Prints on May 31st: 82.32% 
FerratonRare Books on May 25th: 82.31% 
Swann GalleriesMaps and Atlases, Natural History and Color Plate Books on June 6th: 82.21% 
Adams Amsterdam AuctionsNRC Veiling - Art Sale Online - Session 2: Modern and Contemporary Art - bidstart 5/3 on May 28th: 80.95% 

  

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys AN ELABORATELY ILLUSTRATED KETUBBAH FROM CORFU, 1790 on June 5th Actual price: USD $612,250.
  2. Christies De Groote Nieuwe Vermeerderde Zee-Atlas ofte Water-Werelt. on June 5th Actual price: USD $501,968.
  3. Christies Speculum orbis terrae. on June 5th Actual price: USD $380,048.
  4. Christies Voyage autour du monde par les mers de l'Inde et de Chine exécuté sur la corvette de l'état La Favorite pendant les années 1830, 1831 et 1832.- [Zoologie]. on June 5th Actual price: USD $174,625.
  5. PIASA Banbutsu ehon taizn zu, Les images du monde entier qui nous entourent. on June 6th Actual price: USD $152,880.
  6. Christies Voyage Pittoresque Autour de Monde, avec des portraits de sauvages d'Amérique, d'Asie, d'Afrique, et des iles du Grand Ocean; des Paysages, des Vues Maritimes, et plusieurs objets d'histoire naturelle; Accompagné de Descriptions par M. le Baron Cuvier, et on June 5th Actual price: USD $150,813.
  7. Christies Le Flambeau de la Navigation monstrant la description & delineation de toutes les Costes & Havres de la Mer Occidentale, Septentrionale & Orientale. on June 5th Actual price: USD $134,938.
  8. Swann Galleries A General Map of the Middle British Colonies, in America; viz Virginia, Mariland, Delaware Pensilvania, New-Jersey New-York, Connecticut, and Rhode Island of Aquanishuonigy, the Country of the Confederate Indians Comprehending Aquanishuonigy Proper, their on June 6th Actual price: USD $125,000.
  9. Heritage Auctions 1915 Cracker Jack Joe Jackson #103 PSA NM-MT 8 - Only Two Higher. on May 30th Actual price: USD $120,000.
  10. Christies Caertboeck vande Midlandtsche Zee [Description de la Mer Mediterrannee auquel son delinees & descriptes au vif toutes les costes de la Mer Mediterrannee: Commençant de Gibraltar le long de Granade, Valence, Cataloigne, Provence & Italie]. on June 5th Actual price: USD $119,063.
  11. Christies Voyage au Pôle Sud et dans l'Océanie sur les corvettes l'Astrolabe et la Zélée. on June 5th Actual price: USD $111,125.
  12. Christies Voyage autour du Monde sur la frégate la Vénus pendant les années 1836-1839. on June 5th Actual price: USD $111,125.
  13. Heritage Auctions 1915 Cracker Jack Ty Cobb #30 PSA NM-MT 8. on May 30th Actual price: USD $96,000.
  14. Christies Pars prima [- La deuxiesme partie] Du Miroir de la Navigation, de la Mer Occidentale, contenant toutes les costes de France, Espaigne, & la principale partie d'Angleterre, le tout comprins en plusieurs diverses Cartes Marines. on June 5th Actual price: USD $95,250.
  15. Swann Galleries Delineatio Orarum Manicongi, Angolae, Monomotapae, Terrae Natalis, Zofalae, Mozambicae, Abyssinorum &c. on June 6th Actual price: USD $87,500.
  16. Christies Voyage autour du Monde, executé per ordre du Roi, sur la Corvette La Coquille de sa Majesté, pendant les annies 1822, 1823, 1824 et 1825. on June 5th Actual price: USD $79,375.
  17. Christies Atlas maritimus novus, or the New Sea-Atlas. on June 5th Actual price: USD $79,375.
  18. Heritage Auctions 1915 Cracker Jack Christy Mathewson #88 PSA Mint 9 - None Higher. on May 30th Actual price: USD $78,000.
  19. Swann Galleries Paul Robeson as Othello. Illustration for the 1943 Broadway revival of Shakespeare's tragic play on June 4th Actual price: USD $68,750.
  20. Christies Atlas van Zeevaert en Koophandel door de Geheele Weereldt. on June 5th Actual price: USD $63,500.
  21. Heritage Auctions 1915 Cracker Jack Otto Knabe #1 PSA NM-MT 8 - Pop Five, One Higher. on May 30th Actual price: USD $55,200.
  22. Galerie Bassenge Die Windmühle on May 29th Actual price: USD $55,104.
  23. Swann Galleries Pet Shop Drop. Backdrop design for Act One, Scene Two of the 1940 Broadway production of Pal Joey on June 4th Actual price: USD $55,000.
  24. Christies [Composite atlas of Spanish charts relating to the Americas, Asia, and Australasia.] on June 5th Actual price: USD $53,975.
  25. Galerie Bassenge Des Todes Kopf on May 29th Actual price: USD $52,349.



32 total sales reported this week:

Kedem Auction. Jewish and Israeli History, Art and Culture on June 4th: 73.28%
Swann Galleries. Maps and Atlases, Natural History and Color Plate Books on June 6th: 82.21%
PIASA. Asian Art - Books and Prints on June 6th: 65.17%
Nye & Company Auctioneers. Estate Treasures - Fine Art Prints, Books on June 5th: 58.06%
Sothebys. Important Judaica on June 5th: 61.90%
Christies. Beyond the Horizon: The Mopelia Collection of Atlases and Travel Books on June 5th: 60.59%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 5/28 on June 4th: 98.95%
Galerie Bassenge. 19th-21st Century Photography on June 5th: 45.63%
Galerie Bassenge. Modern Art Part 1 - Prints on June 1st: 78.79%
Galerie Bassenge. Modern Art Part 2 - Prints on May 31st: 82.32%
Galerie Bassenge. Master Graphics of German Classics on June 1st: 77.50%
Galerie Bassenge. Creatures - Fine Art Prints on May 30th: 59.70%
Galerie Bassenge. 15th-19th Century Prints on May 29th: 62.98%
Heritage Auctions. Weekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 5/28 on June 4th: 100.00%
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Eclectic Variety on June 4th: 100.00%
Swann Galleries. Illustration Art on June 4th: 75.12%
Bruun Rasmussen. Modern and Contemporary Prints on June 4th: 53.45%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on June 4th: 76.27%
Dorotheum . Autographs, Manuscripts, Documents on June 3rd: 59.05%
Eldreds. Antiques and Accessories - Books and Prints on May 31st: 76.36%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 5/5 on June 2nd: 100.00%
Jacksons Auction. Spectacular Toy and Collectibles Auction on May 29th: 98.21%
Tajan. Online - Prints on February 14th: 50.00%
Tajan. Prints and Illustrated Books on May 29th: 49.63%
Ferraton. Rare Books on May 25th: 82.31%
Heritage Auctions. 1915 Cracker Jack PSA Set Registry Auction on May 30th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 5/26 on June 2nd: 97.40%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 5/26 on June 2nd: 99.74%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on June 1st: 79.31%
Adams Amsterdam Auctions. NRC Veiling - Art Sale Online - Session 2: Modern and Contemporary Art - bidstart 5/3 on May 28th: 80.95%
Adams Amsterdam Auctions. NRC Veiling - Art Sale Online - Session 1: Fine Art - bidstart 5/3 on May 27th: 75.40%
University Archives. An Astounding Collection of Declaration Signers on May 15th: 86.64%


For the week ahead 35 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jun. 10th
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . 18th-20th Century Prints. 28 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 69 lots

Tue. Jun. 11th
Sothebys. London. Important Manuscripts, Continental Books and Music. 232 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 6/4. 554 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Weekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 6/4. 177 lots

Wed. Jun. 12th
Bonhams. London. Entertainment Memorabilia. 156 lots
Christies. New York. Summa de Arithmetica: The Birth of Modern Business. 1 lots
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs. 47 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Featuring Science and Technology-Online bidstart 5/24. 977 lots
Christies. New York. Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts including Americana. 231 lots
Lion Heart Autographs. New York, NY . WWII ‘Great Escape’ POW Diary & 175 GREAT Autographs in Art, History, Literature, Music & Science. 176 lots

Thu. Jun. 13th
Doyle New York. New York. Photographs. 133 lots
Il Ponte. Milan. Photographs. 133 lots
Aste Bolaffi. Turin. Rare Books and Autographs. 709 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books, Maps, Prints and Ephemera. 690 lots
Bonhams. London. Prints and Multiples. 157 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Lenny Bruce and the Post-War Counterculture. 202 lots
Christies. New York. Write Me and Tell Me Your Heart: Leonard Cohen's Letters to Marianne - online bidstart 6/5. 62 lots
Bonhams. New York. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 304 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Fine and Decorative Arts - Prints, Books, etc.. 81 lots
Ader. PARIS. Photographs. 375 lots
Skinner. Marlborough. Americana Online - Bidstart 6/4. 60 lots

Fri. Jun. 14th
Arenberg Auctions. BRUSSEL. Books. 1210 lots
Stockholms Auktionsverk. Stockholm. Books, Maps and Manuscripts. 233 lots
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Ancient and Modern Books. 372 lots
Vermot de Pas. Paris. Posters. 199 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books and Ephemera - Day 2. 198 lots

Sat. Jun. 15th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Animation Art. 1289 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 189 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints, Books. 123 lots
Leland Little Auctions. Hillsborough, NC. Important Summer Auction - Prints and Books. 30 lots

Sun. Jun. 16th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 6/9.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 6/9.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 5/19. 206 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints, Books. 44 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> AN EARLY DUTCH POCKET GLOBE ATTRIBUTED TO WILLEM BLAEU, AFTER C.1618. £70,000 to £100,000.
    <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> BLAEU, Johannes (1596-1673). £50,000 to £70,000.
    <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> BLAEU, Johannes. <i>Theatrum Statuum Regiae Celsitudinis Sabaudiae Ducis, Pedemontii principis, ... pars prima, exhibens Pedemontium ...</i> Amsterdam, 1682. £70,000 to £100,000.
    <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> DUDLEY, Sir Robert, self-styled Duke of Northumberland and Earl of Warwick. <i>Arcano del Mare.</i> Florence, 1661. £500,000 to £700,000.
    <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> The Mainz Psalter: <i>Psalterium Benedictinum cum canticis et hymnis,</i> for Bursfeld use. [Mainz:] Johann Fust and Peter Schoeffer, 29 August 1459. £5,000 to £10,000.
  • <b>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>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.
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