• <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.
  • <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>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.

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Rare Book Hub: 35 Auctions Archived, another 28 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 20 July 35 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database, 14 denominated in euros, 4 in British pounds, and 17 in US dollars.  Turnover was $6,441,213 as 7,934 lots were offered and 5,944 sold for a 75% success rate.

 

1 auction saw its total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

ChristiesContemporary Editions - online bidstart 7/9 on July 16th: $1,714,625 


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

TooveysPostcards, Cigarette Cards; Photographs, Autographs, Printed & Manuscript Ephemera on July 16th: 224.11% 
Forum AuctionsFine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper on July 11th: 104.57% 


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

Heritage AuctionsWeekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 7/9 on July 16th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 6/16 on July 14th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/7 on July 14th: 99.64% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 7/9 on July 16th: 98.60% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 7/7 on July 14th: 97.60% 
TooveysPostcards, Cigarette Cards; Photographs, Autographs, Printed & Manuscript Ephemera on July 16th: 95.85% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on July 3rd: 93.39% 
Purcell AuctioneersIrish Interest Book & Ephemera Auction on July 10th: 89.51% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 6/21 on June 28th: 88.19% 
Forum AuctionsFine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper on July 11th: 88.03% 
ChristiesContemporary Editions - online bidstart 7/9 on July 16th: 86.30% 
Catawiki B. V.Book Auction (Old & Rare Pre-1800) - bidstart 6/28 on July 5th: 85.43% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 6/14 on June 24th: 85.00% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on July 13th: 81.67% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 7/5 on July 12th: 80.77% 
Forum AuctionsSelected 16th and 17th century English books from the Fox Pointe Manor Library on July 10th: 80.62% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Christies Pergusa Three, State I, from Circuits on July 16th Actual price: USD $81,250.
  2. Christies Men in the Cities: two prints on July 16th Actual price: USD $75,000.
  3. Forum Auctions Atlases.- Saxton (Christopher) [An Atlas of England and Wales], first edition, 34 hand-coloured … on July 10th Actual price: USD $70,313.
  4. Christies FLOWN ON APOLLO 11 – Apollo 11 Flight Plan, pp 3-17/3-18. NASA/MSC, 1 July 1969. on July 18th Actual price: USD $62,500.
  5. Christies Natural History Part II on July 16th Actual price: USD $62,500.
  6. Christies Fiesta Pig on July 16th Actual price: USD $60,000.
  7. Christies Tales of Genji II, from Tales of Genji on July 16th Actual price: USD $60,000.
  8. Forum Auctions America.- Soto (Hernando de) Virginia richly valued, By the description of the maine land of … on July 10th Actual price: USD $59,375.
  9. Jeschke van Vliet Auctions Berlin GmbH Thangka mit Darstellung des Buddha Amitâbha im Lotossitz (Vajrâsana). on July 12th Actual price: USD $55,112.
  10. Forum Auctions [Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies], on July 11th Actual price: USD $53,125.
  11. Christies Mao: one plate on July 16th Actual price: USD $52,500.
  12. Christies Sunflower I, from Sunflower Series on July 16th Actual price: USD $52,500.
  13. RR Auction Benjamin Franklin ALS on July 10th Actual price: USD $50,330.
  14. Christies Rome Pays Off on July 16th Actual price: USD $50,000.
  15. Christies Views of Hotel Well I, from Moving Focus on July 16th Actual price: USD $43,750.
  16. Christies The Witch, from Myths on July 16th Actual price: USD $43,750.
  17. Christies FLIGHT PLAN – Final Apollo 11 Flight Plan, AS-506/CSM-107/LM-5. Houston: NASA/MSC Flight Planning Branch, 1 July 1969. on July 18th Actual price: USD $40,000.
  18. Christies Love on July 16th Actual price: USD $40,000.
  19. Christies Scent on July 16th Actual price: USD $40,000.
  20. Christies LUNAR LANDSCAPE – National Aeronautics and Space Administration Lunar Planning Chart (LOC – 1, 2, 3, and 4). Aeronautical Chart and Information Center of the USAF for NASA, May 1971. on July 18th Actual price: USD $37,500.
  21. Christies Balloon Swan (Magenta), Balloon Monkey (Orange) and Balloon Rabbit (Violet) on July 16th Actual price: USD $37,500.
  22. Christies SP: three plates on July 16th Actual price: USD $37,500.
  23. Christies Two Years and Counting on July 16th Actual price: USD $35,000.
  24. Christies Turtle on July 16th Actual price: USD $35,000.
  25. Christies TRANQUILITY BASE – Photograph signed and inscribed ("Tranquillity Base, July 20, 1969, Buzz Aldrin"). on July 18th Actual price: USD $32,500.



35 total sales reported this week:

Tooveys. Postcards, Cigarette Cards; Photographs, Autographs, Printed & Manuscript Ephemera on July 16th: 95.85%
Eldreds. The Nantucket Auction on July 13th: 68.75%
Michaans Auctions. Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs on July 13th: 58.33%
Clars Auction Gallery. Prints, Books on July 14th: 68.09%
Clars Auction Gallery. Prints, Books on July 13th: 60.53%
Christies. One Giant Leap: Celebrating Space Exploration 50 Years after Apollo 11 on July 18th: 68.71%
Christies. Contemporary Editions - online bidstart 7/9 on July 16th: 86.30%
Freemans. Collector's Sale on July 17th: 73.91%
RR Auction. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Featuring Animation and Presidents/Founding Fathers - Internet bidstar on July 10th: 55.96%
OSENAT. Books and Manuscripts - Historical Memories on July 6th: 61.54%
Purcell Auctioneers. Irish Interest Book & Ephemera Auction on July 10th: 89.51%
Jeschke van Vliet Auctions Berlin GmbH. Precious Books, Decorative Prints, Historical Photographs on July 12th: 46.18%
Heritage Auctions. Photographs - Online bidstart 6/26 on July 17th: 74.03%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 7/9 on July 16th: 98.60%
Heritage Auctions. Weekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 7/9 on July 16th: 100.00%
JellyFishTree. Books, Manuscripts, Prints on July 3rd: 25.34%
Grays Auctioneers. Fine Art - Prints on June 26th: 66.67%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 7/5 on July 12th: 80.77%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 6/28 on July 8th: 79.79%
Catawiki B. V.. Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 6/28 on July 7th: 71.43%
Catawiki B. V.. Book Auction (Old & Rare Pre-1800) - bidstart 6/28 on July 5th: 85.43%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 6/21 on July 1st: 77.89%
Catawiki B. V.. Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 6/21 on June 30th: 57.89%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 6/21 on June 28th: 88.19%
Catawiki B. V.. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 6/21 on June 27th: 42.86%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 6/14 on June 24th: 85.00%
Catawiki B. V.. Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 6/14 on June 23rd: 65.63%
Catawiki B. V.. Photography - Internet bidstart 6/14 on June 22nd: 56.00%
Forum Auctions. Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper on July 11th: 88.03%
Forum Auctions. Selected 16th and 17th century English books from the Fox Pointe Manor Library on July 10th: 80.62%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on July 3rd: 93.39%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 6/16 on July 14th: 100.00%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on July 13th: 81.67%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 7/7 on July 14th: 97.60%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/7 on July 14th: 99.64%

 


For the week ahead 28 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jul. 22nd
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 7/12. 73 lots

Tue. Jul. 23rd
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 7/16. 348 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Weekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 7/16. 175 lots
Skinner. Boston. The Mystic Collection: Early Books. 230 lots
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Chadds Ford, PA . Eclectic Variety - Books, Prints. 178 lots

Wed. Jul. 24th
Christies. New York. Photographs: New York, New York - Online bidstart 7/16. 34 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Documents. 477 lots
Winner's Auctions Ltd. Jerusalem. Seforim, Letters from Rabbis and Rebbes, Chabad, Manuscripts, Art from Israel, Important historic do. 248 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Select Modern and Contemporary Editions. 199 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Currency, framed prints. 25 lots
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. American History Timed Online Auction - bidstart 7/11. 240 lots
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Lee's Summit . Railroadiana and Autographs. 131 lots

Thu. Jul. 25th
Copley Fine Art Auctions. Boston. The Sporting Sale. 32 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Art and Illustration. 447 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Artsy: Urban Jungle. 66 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. The Marine Sale - Books and Prints. 35 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Prints, Fur Rondy memorabilia. 26 lots
Skinner. Marlborough. Country Americana - Books and Prints. 23 lots

Fri. Jul. 26th
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - internet bidstart 7/19. 104 lots

Sat. Jul. 27th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters. 831 lots
Goldberg Coins and Collectibles. LOS ANGELES. Collectibles. 439 lots
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Pop Culture. 637 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 189 lots

Sun. Jul. 28th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/21.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 7/21.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 6/30. 229 lots
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Aviation, Catholic, Kennedy, 17th Century, Magazines, etc.. 101 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 7/19. 60 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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>Leland Little: Important Single-Owner Collection Featuring Works by Andrew Wyeth. December 6, 2019</b>
    <b>Leland Little, Dec. 6:</b> Rembrandt van Rijn (Dutch, 1606–1669), <i>Bearded Man in a Velvet Cap with a Jewel Clasp,</i> 1637.
    <b>Leland Little, Dec. 6:</b> Rembrandt van Rijn (Dutch, 1606–1669), <i>Christ Before Pilate: Large Plate,</i> 1635-1636.
    <b>Leland Little, Dec. 6:</b> Andrew Wyeth (PA, 1917-2009), <i>Breakup</i> with bronze life casts of the artist's hands, 1994.
    <b>Leland Little, Dec. 6:</b> Andrew Wyeth (PA, 1917-2009), <i>In the Orchard</i> Study, 1972.
  • <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>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.
  • <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.