• <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>J. Itten, <i>Utopia,</i> 1921. Est: € 2,000
  • <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.
  • <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

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Rare Book Hub: 19 Auctions Archived, another 39 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 6 July 2019 19 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 8 denominated in euros, 2 in British pounds, and 9 in US dollars.  Turnover was $13,331,916 as 11,223 lots were offered and 6,717 sold for a slim 60% success rate.  Several sales underperformed but otherwise it was a very regular week.


2 auctions saw total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

ChristiesSingle Owner Book Collection on July 5th: $9,170,027 
Forum AuctionsEditions and Works on Paper on June 26th: $1,482,278 


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

Pierre Berge and AssociesBooks on June 28th: 192.36% 
ChristiesSingle Owner Book Collection on July 5th: 114.39% 
Fonsie Mealy AuctioneersRare Book and Literature Sale on June 18th: 108.30% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on July 2nd: 106.81% 


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

Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 6/2 on June 30th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 6/23 on June 30th: 99.18% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 6/25 on July 2nd: 99.18% 
Heritage AuctionsWeekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 6/25 on July 2nd: 98.50% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 6/23 on June 30th: 97.21% 
Fonsie Mealy AuctioneersRare Book and Literature Sale on June 18th: 94.91% 
North American Auction CompanyEarly American Indian and Western Auction on June 8th: 94.25% 
ChristiesSingle Owner Book Collection on July 5th: 89.93% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsThe Magic Collection of Jim Rawlins - Part 2 on June 29th: 88.89% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on July 2nd: 85.71% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on June 29th: 82.58% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Christies La Barre d'appui on July 5th Actual price: USD $601,160.
  2. Christies Second manifeste du Surréalisme. Frontispice de Salvador Dali on July 5th Actual price: USD $499,460.
  3. Christies Champs délicieux on July 5th Actual price: USD $390,980.
  4. Christies La Prose du Transsibérien et de la petite Jehanne de France on July 5th Actual price: USD $377,420.
  5. Christies Divers poèmes du livre ouvert (2e série) on July 5th Actual price: USD $296,060.
  6. Christies J'ai tué on July 5th Actual price: USD $247,188.
  7. Christies Le Revolver à cheveux blancs on July 5th Actual price: USD $211,875.
  8. Christies Dictionnaire abrégé du surréalisme on July 5th Actual price: USD $169,500.
  9. Christies La Fin du monde filmée par l'ange N.-D. on July 5th Actual price: USD $155,375.
  10. Christies Fiat modes, pereat ars on July 5th Actual price: USD $141,250.
  11. Christies Chanson complète on July 5th Actual price: USD $134,188.
  12. Christies Clair de terre on July 5th Actual price: USD $134,188.
  13. Christies 291. Numéros 1-12 on July 5th Actual price: USD $127,125.
  14. Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers Ulysses. on June 18th Actual price: USD $115,260.
  15. Christies Facile. Poèmes de Paul Éluard. Photographies de Man Ray on July 5th Actual price: USD $113,000.
  16. Christies Électricité. Dix rayogrammes de Man Ray et un texte de Pierre Bost on July 5th Actual price: USD $110,175.
  17. Forum Auctions Diamond Dust Shoes (Feldman & Schellmann II.255) on June 26th Actual price: USD $106,470.
  18. Christies L'Air de l'eau on July 5th Actual price: USD $98,875.
  19. Christies La Femme visible on July 5th Actual price: USD $98,875.
  20. Christies Poésie Ron-Ron. Manuscrit autographe et tapuscrit, signé et daté à Lausanne, le 24 février 1919 on July 5th Actual price: USD $93,225.
  21. Christies Au défaut du silence on July 5th Actual price: USD $87,575.
  22. Christies Le Miroir du merveilleux on July 5th Actual price: USD $84,750.
  23. Christies 23 gravures de Arp, Calder, De Chirico, Picasso, etc. on July 5th Actual price: USD $84,750.
  24. Christies Les Chants de Maldoror on July 5th Actual price: USD $84,750.
  25. Christies De l’Humour noir on July 5th Actual price: USD $77,688.

 


19 total sales reported this week:

Christies. Single Owner Book Collection on July 5th: 89.93%
Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers. Rare Book and Literature Sale on June 18th: 94.91%
Mirabaud-Mercier Auctioneers. Posters on June 20th: 11.53%
Pierre Berge and Associes. Books on June 28th: 50.00%
Potter and Potter Auctions. The Magic Collection of Jim Rawlins - Part 2 on June 29th: 88.89%
North American Auction Company. Early American Indian and Western Auction on June 8th: 94.25%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on July 2nd: 85.71%
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. Books, Graphics modern and ancient Arts, Antiques on June 27th: 43.54%
Forum Auctions. Editions and Works on Paper on June 26th: 60.81%
Soler Y Llach. Books, Maps, Manuscripts and Collections on June 27th: 34.21%
Soler Y Llach. Vintage Posters on June 27th: 69.48%
Kestenbaum and Company. Fine Judaica on June 20th: 48.31%
Heritage Auctions. Weekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 6/25 on July 2nd: 98.50%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 6/2 on June 30th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 6/25 on July 2nd: 99.18%
Chiswick Auctions. Books and Works on Paper on June 27th: 61.00%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on June 29th: 82.58%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 6/23 on June 30th: 97.21%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 6/23 on June 30th: 99.18%

 


For the week ahead 39 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jul. 8th
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 6/28. 94 lots

Tue. Jul. 9th
Sothebys. London. English Literature, History, Children's Books & Illustrations.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 7/2. 243 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Weekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 7/2. 182 lots
Christies. London - King Street. The Golden Age of Russian Literature: A Private European Collection.
Christies. London - King Street. Important Scientific Books from the Collection of Peter and Margarethe Braune.
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Books and Documents on the History of Mexico.
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Comics. 31 lots
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Chadds Ford, PA . Eclectic Variety - Books, Prints.

Wed. Jul. 10th
Christies. London - King Street. Printed Books and Manuscripts.
Christies. London - King Street. Single Owner #1 - Books and Manuscripts.
Forum Auctions. London. Selected 16th and 17th century English books from the Fox Pointe Manor Library. 227 lots
Bonhams. New York. Stonewall@50 - Online bidstart 6/27.
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Featuring Animation and Presidents/Founding Fathers - Internet bidstar. 1074 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Prints, Books. 21 lots

Thu. Jul. 11th
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Americana - Travel & Exploration - World History - Cartography.
Forum Auctions. London. Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. 234 lots
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. The Frank Darabont Collection - Part 2.
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Summer Americana Auction - Session 1: Native Americana, General Americana. 522 lots
Christies. London - King Street. From Artist to Woodblock: Japanese Prints - internet bidstart 7/4.
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Prints, Books. 10 lots

Fri. Jul. 12th
Jeschke van Vliet Auctions Berlin GmbH. Berlin-Schoneberg. Precious Books, Decorative Prints, Historical Photographs.
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Summer Americana Auction - Session 2: General Americana Pt.2; Numismatics. 354 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 7/5. 104 lots

Sat. Jul. 13th
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs.
Case Antiques, Inc.. Knoxville. Historic Summer Fine Art, Antique, and Jewelry Auction - Books, Prints, Advertising. 90 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. The Nantucket Auction. 16 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints, Books.
North American Auction Company. Bozeman. Montana's Largest Western Antique & Collector Sale..
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper.
Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic Booksellers. Gahanna. Numismatic Literature.
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Summer Americana Auction - Session 3: Minerals, Mining. 785 lots

Sun. Jul. 14th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/7.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 7/7.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 6/16. 153 lots
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Aviation, Easton, Atlases, Socialism, 17th Century, etc.. 167 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Summer Americana Auction - Session 4: Mining, Pt.2; Railroad, Transportation. 764 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints, Books. 47 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 7/5. 35 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <center><b>Skinner Auctions <br>Fine Books & Manuscripts <i>online</i><br> November 11-17
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  • <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
  • <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>Christie’s London, Nov. 27:</b> [Peter I, Tsar]. <i>Simboly i emblemata ukazom i blagopovedenii imperatora Petra Alekseevicha [Symbola et emblemata jussu atque auspiciis Petri Alexeidis].</i> Amsterdam, 1705. £30,000 to £40,000
    <b>Christie’s London, Nov. 27:</b> Charlemagne, Adolf. Benefice d'Adieu de Madame Naptal. [St Petersburg: 16th February 1873]. £30,000 to £40,000
    <b>Christie’s London, Nov. 27:</b> [Military. Album.] [An album of drawings of weapons and their accessories, drawn from nature by the Second Cadets Corps.] St Petersburg, 1800. £100,000 to £150,000
    <b>Christie’s London, Nov. 27:</b> Pushkin, Alexander. <i>Evgenii Onegin.</i> St Petersburg: Dep. of Public Education, 1825-1832. £100,000 to £150,000
    <b>Christie’s London, Nov. 27:</b> Sumarokov, Pavel. <i>Dosugi krymskogo sud’i ili vtoroe puteshestvie v Tavridu. [The Leisure of a Crimean Judge or a Second Tour to Tauris].</i> St Petersburg: Imperial Press, 1803-5. £50,000 to £80,000