• <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><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.
  • <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: 41 Auctions Archived, another 43 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 15 June 2019 41 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 5 denominated in euros, 5 in British pounds, and 31 in US dollars.  Turnover was $15,419,497 as 9,973 lots were offered and 7,405 lots sold for a 74% success rate.  This is June for goodness sake and the turnover is extraordinary.

 

 

5 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

ChristiesFine Printed Books & Manuscripts including Americana on June 12th: $3,478,750 
Heritage AuctionsComic Art on June 8th: $2,401,007 
SothebysImportant Manuscripts, Continental Books and Music on June 11th: $1,954,370 
BonhamsFine Books and Manuscripts on June 13th: $1,249,947 
ChristiesSumma de Arithmetica: The Birth of Modern Business on June 12th: $1,215,000 

 


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

ChristiesWrite Me and Tell Me Your Heart: Leonard Cohen's Letters to Marianne - online bidstart 6/5 on June 13th: 203.43% 
BonhamsFine Books and Manuscripts on June 13th: 105.17% 


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

National Book AuctionsAtlases, Americana, Signatures, Morley, Firsts, etc. on June 9th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsWeekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 6/4 on June 11th: 100.00% 
Aspire AuctionsMay Online - Prints, Books - Bidstart 5/31 on June 8th: 100.00% 
ChristiesWrite Me and Tell Me Your Heart: Leonard Cohen's Letters to Marianne - online bidstart 6/5 on June 13th: 100.00% 
ChristiesSumma de Arithmetica: The Birth of Modern Business on June 12th: 100.00% 
Alaska AuctionPrints, Books on June 5th: 100.00% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersJoseph Beuys: Prints and Multiples on June 7th: 100.00% 
Alaska AuctionPosters and Advertisements, Prints on May 22nd: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 5/12 on June 9th: 99.61% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 6/2 on June 9th: 99.53% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 6/4 on June 11th: 98.74% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 6/2 on June 9th: 95.40% 
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers20th Century Contemporary and Modern Art - Prints on June 8th: 93.66% 
Heritage AuctionsComic Art on June 8th: 93.59% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on June 6th: 91.63% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on June 8th: 91.06% 
SkinnerGentleman's Sale - Prints on June 7th: 90.91% 
Rachel Davis Fine ArtsPrints on June 8th: 89.80% 
BonhamsFine Books and Manuscripts on June 13th: 84.54% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on June 11th: 84.06%

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Christies Somma di arithmetica, geometria, proporzioni e proporzionalità. . on June 12th Actual price: USD $1,215,000.
  2. Heritage Auctions HERGÉ (1907-1983) Les Aventures de Tintin, Tome 1 Tintin au Pays de Soviets on June 8th Actual price: USD $1,125,000.
  3. Sothebys MAO ZEDONG Calligraphic autograph letter signed, to the journalist Yang Yi, 17 August [c.1947-1949] on June 11th Actual price: USD $659,130.
  4. Bonhams On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, on June 13th Actual price: USD $500,075.
  5. Christies Galley proof signed ("Francis Crick" and "James D. Watson") with two annotations. "Molecular structure of nucleic acids: A structure for deoxyribose nucleic acid." Nature 171 (1953): 737-738. One galley page, 570 x 153mm (repaired at fold, old pin holes on June 12th Actual price: USD $350,000.
  6. Christies An 18k gold key-wound quarter repeating open-face pocket watch with metal guilloche dial Roman hour markers and spade hands. on June 12th Actual price: USD $250,000.
  7. Arader Galleries A New Map of the Western Parts of Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland and North Carolina. on June 8th Actual price: USD $237,500.
  8. Sothebys Opera, in Latin on June 11th Actual price: USD $190,500.
  9. Christies Voyage dans l’intérieur de l’Amérique du Nord executé pendant les années 1832, 1833, et 1834. on June 12th Actual price: USD $187,500.
  10. Sothebys DAVID JOSEF BACH (1874-1947) Important collection of autograph manuscript quotations and artistic tributes to David Bach by Bartók, Berg, Schoenberg, Strauss, Webern, Hoffmann, Kokoschka, Moll, Hofmansthal, Schnitzler, Zweig and others, Vienna, 13 August on June 11th Actual price: USD $127,000.
  11. Christies Letter signed ("B. Franklin") to Henry Home, Lord Kames ("My Dear Lord"), London 11 April 1767. Seven pages, 325 x 203mm, with the date additionally in Franklin's hand (fold separations neatly repaired, lightly toned in spots). on June 12th Actual price: USD $106,250.
  12. Christies Autograph letter signed ("Go: Washington") as President to Major General Daniel Morgan (1736-1802), Carlisle, [Pennsylvania] 8 October 1794. on June 12th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  13. Christies Ichthyologie, ou Histoire naturelle, generale et particuliere des poissons. on June 12th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  14. Christies Autograph letter signed ("A. Einstein") to Paul Epstein, Princeton, n.d., but before November 1945. on June 12th Actual price: USD $93,750.
  15. Heritage Auctions Moebius Le Garage Hermétique de Jerry Cornelius Planche 125 (Métal Hurlant, 1976-1978). on June 8th Actual price: USD $87,500.
  16. Christies Autograph letter to John Page, Philadelphia, 30 July 1776. on June 12th Actual price: USD $85,000.
  17. Sothebys Discours de la methode pour bien conduire sa raison, & chercher la verité dans les sciences. on June 11th Actual price: USD $82,550.
  18. Arader Galleries Wild Turkey, Female, Plate 6. on June 8th Actual price: USD $81,250.
  19. Christies Autograph letter signed ("A. Lincoln") as President, to Major General John Charles Frémont, Washington, 21 December 1861. on June 12th Actual price: USD $81,250.
  20. Christies Autograph letter signed ("A. Einstein") to Paul Epstein, Princeton, 8 November 1945. on June 12th Actual price: USD $81,250.
  21. Christies REVOLUTIONARY WAR – The Uniform of the Several Regiments of Foot in his Majesty’s Service on June 12th Actual price: USD $75,000.
  22. Christies Autograph letter signed twice ("Samuel L. Clemens" and "S.L.C."), including an autograph post-script signed from Livy L. Clemens ("Livy L. Clemens"), to Dr John Brown, Quarry Farm, near Elmira, New York, 4 September 1874. on June 12th Actual price: USD $75,000.
  23. Christies Autograph letter signed ("J. Adams") to Benjamin Rush, Quincy, 23 June 1807. on June 12th Actual price: USD $75,000.
  24. Arader Galleries John James Audubon (1785 - 1851). on June 8th Actual price: USD $62,500.
  25. Arader Galleries Mapa de los Estados Unidos de Méjico... on June 8th Actual price: USD $60,000.



41 total sales reported this week:

National Book Auctions. Atlases, Americana, Signatures, Morley, Firsts, etc. on June 9th: 100.00%
Sothebys. Important Manuscripts, Continental Books and Music on June 11th: 69.40%
PBA Galleries. Lenny Bruce and the Post-War Counterculture on June 13th: 64.85%
Bonhams. Fine Books and Manuscripts on June 13th: 84.54%
Skinner. Americana Online - Bidstart 6/4 on June 13th: 75.00%
RR Auction. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Featuring Science and Technology-Online bidstart 5/24 on June 12th: 57.22%
Aspire Auctions. May Online - Prints, Books - Bidstart 5/31 on June 8th: 100.00%
Doyle New York. Photographs on June 13th: 73.68%
PosterConnection Inc.. Posters on June 8th: 47.95%
Christies. Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts including Americana on June 12th: 66.81%
Christies. Write Me and Tell Me Your Heart: Leonard Cohen's Letters to Marianne - online bidstart 6/5 on June 13th: 100.00%
Christies. Summa de Arithmetica: The Birth of Modern Business on June 12th: 100.00%
Bonhams. Entertainment Memorabilia on June 12th: 53.21%
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Prints on June 8th: 89.80%
PosterConnection Inc.. Spring Sale - Affordable Posters on April 16th: 42.48%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on June 11th: 84.06%
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Books - Internet Bidstart 5/30 on June 6th: 35.91%
Winter Associates. 18th-20th Century Prints on June 10th: 75.00%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. 20th Century Contemporary and Modern Art - Prints on June 8th: 93.66%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Joseph Beuys: Prints and Multiples on June 7th: 100.00%
Michaans Auctions. Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs on June 8th: 48.21%
ALDE. Autograph Letters and Manuscripts on June 7th: 51.17%
Brunk Auctions. Photography Online on June 6th: 49.02%
Alaska Auction. Prints, Books on June 6th: 71.11%
Alaska Auction. Posters and Advertisements, Prints on May 22nd: 100.00%
Alaska Auction. Prints, Books on June 5th: 100.00%
Skinner. Gentleman's Sale - Prints on June 7th: 90.91%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on June 6th: 91.63%
De Baecque and Associes. Library of Monsieur L. and others - Illustrated books of the twentieth century - Regionalism - Old b on June 5th: 73.39%
De Baecque and Associes. Library of Monsieur L. and others - Illustrated books of the twentieth century - Regionalism - Old b on June 6th: 68.67%
Pandolfini. Books, Manuscripts and Autographs on May 30th: 69.92%
Heritage Auctions. Weekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 6/4 on June 11th: 100.00%
Chiswick Auctions. Autographs and Memorabilia on May 30th: 61.65%
Chiswick Auctions. Books and Works on Paper on May 29th: 61.56%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 6/4 on June 11th: 98.74%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on June 8th: 91.06%
Arader Galleries. June Auction - Audubon Prints, etc. on June 8th: 48.17%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 5/12 on June 9th: 99.61%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 6/2 on June 9th: 95.40%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 6/2 on June 9th: 99.53%
Heritage Auctions. Comic Art on June 8th: 93.59%

 

For the week ahead 43 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jun. 17th
ALDE. Paris. Ancient and 19th Century Books. 441 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 71 lots

Tue. Jun. 18th
Doyle New York. New York. Travel and Sports in Africa: The Library of Arnold "Jake" Johnson. 400 lots
Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers. Kilkenny. Rare Book and Literature Sale. 648 lots
Sothebys. Paris. Books and Manuscripts. 194 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 6/11. 425 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Weekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 6/11. 187 lots
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. BOOKS OF PHOTOGRAPHY, ART AND MOTORSPORTS FROM THE COLLECTION OF ING. DON LORENZO ZAMBRANO. 396 lots
Potomack Company. Alexandria. Japanese Print Collection. 53 lots
Robert Siegel Galleries. New York. Worldwide Postal History. 1155 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Books and Manuscripts. 159 lots

Wed. Jun. 19th
Lyon and Turnbull. Edinburgh. Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs. 474 lots
Artcurial. Paris. Books and Manuscripts. 214 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Documents. 477 lots
Purcell Auctioneers. Birr. Antiques and Collectables -Books and Prints. 93 lots
Christies. Paris. Icons of Glamour and Style : The Constantiner Collection. 92 lots
Freemans. Philadelphia. The Collection of Victor Niederhoffer. 54 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Monthly Photographs Online - bidstart 5/29. 83 lots
Artcurial. Paris. Andre Malraux's Intimate Collection - books, manuscripts, prints. 29 lots

Thu. Jun. 20th
Swann Galleries. New York. The Pride Sale. 275 lots
Minerva Auctions Roma. Roma. Finarte Sale - Books, Autographs and Prints. 507 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 269 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Modern Literature & First Editions, Children's, Private Press & Illustrated Books. 294 lots
Audap and Mirabaud. PARIS. Posters. 885 lots
Freemans. Philadelphia. Books, Maps and Manuscripts. 516 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Apollo 11: 50th Anniversary - Online bidstart 6/13. 555 lots
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Graphic Art - Prints. 259 lots
Kestenbaum and Company. New York. Fine Judaica. 178 lots

Fri. Jun. 21st
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. American History: Premier Auction. 354 lots
Jeschke van Vliet Auctions Berlin GmbH. Berlin-Schoneberg. Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs. 429 lots
Sothebys. New York. Books and Manuscripts Online - bidstart 6/7. 263 lots
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Lee's Summit . 21st Annual Spring Fine Art Auction With Historical American Prints. 95 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Artsy - Color Theory. 72 lots
Audap and Mirabaud. PARIS. Posters - Day 2. 791 lots

Sat. Jun. 22nd
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Summer Estates Auction. 13 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 176 lots
Vermot de Pas. Paris. Comic Strips and Original Boards. 259 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. The David and Janice Frent Collection of Presidential & Political Americana, Part V. 542 lots

Sun. Jun. 23rd
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 6/16.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 6/16.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 5/26. 287 lots
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Civil War, Americana, Signatures, Firsts. 152 lots
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Summer Estates Auction. 37 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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
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  • <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.
  • <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>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