• <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
  • <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> CLEMENS, SAMUEL L. <i>The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain.</i> Hartford: The American Publishing Company, 1876. $14,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> BATEMAN, JAMES. <i>The Orchidaceae of Mexico and Guatemala.</i> London: J. Ridgway & Sons for the author, [1837]-1843. $60,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> WHITMAN, WALT. <i>Leaves of Grass.</i> Brooklyn: [For the author by Andrew and James Rome,] 1855. $150,000 to $200,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> LEE, HARPER. Three “Seckatary Hawkins”-related books inscribed and signed by Harper Lee. $60,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> POE, EDGAR ALLAN. <i>The Raven.</i> New York: Wiley and Putnam, 1845. $120,000 to $180,000.
  • <b>Sotheby’s: 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.
  • <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

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Rare Book Hub: 31 Auctions Archived, another 19 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Friday 2 August 2019 31 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 5 denominated in euros, 1 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 24 in US dollars.  Turnover was $4,458,500 as 7,971 lots were offered and 6,432 sold for an 81% success rate.

 

1 auction saw its total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters on July 28th: $1,974,865 



1 auction saw total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered: 

Forum AuctionsBooks and Works on Paper on July 25th: 162.47% 


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

Heritage AuctionsWeekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 723 on July 30th: 100.00% 
National Book AuctionsAviation, Catholic, Kennedy, 17th Century, Magazines, etc. on July 28th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/21 on July 28th: 99.62% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 6/30 on July 28th: 99.56% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 7/23 on July 30th: 99.23% 
William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsEclectic Variety - Books, Prints on July 23rd: 98.29% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters on July 28th: 96.63% 
Dirk Soulis AuctionsFine Art, Antiques and Collectors Items on July 27th: 93.75% 
North American Auction CompanyMontana's Largest Western Antique & Collector Sale. on July 13th: 90.12% 
Forum AuctionsBooks and Works on Paper on July 25th: 90.04% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on July 30th: 89.13% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsPop Culture on July 27th: 87.91% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on July 27th: 85.19% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - internet bidstart 7/19 on July 26th: 83.65% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 7/12 on July 22nd: 82.19% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Winner's Auctions Ltd Handwritten Missive Written by Rabbi Chaim Halberstam of Sanz, Author of Divrei Chaim on July 24th Actual price: USD $115,900.
  2. Heritage Auctions Dracula (Universal, 1931). Very Fine-. Title Lobby Card (11" X 14"). on July 28th Actual price: USD $114,000.
  3. Heritage Auctions Dracula (Universal, 1931). Very Fine+. Lobby Card (11" X 14"). on July 28th Actual price: USD $102,000.
  4. Heritage Auctions Casablanca (Warner Brothers, 1944). Fine+ on Linen. Australian One Sheet (26.5" X 40.5"). on July 28th Actual price: USD $72,000.
  5. Heritage Auctions Casablanca (Warner Brothers, 1942). Very Fine. Hair and Makeup Keybook Photos (12) (7.5" X 9.5"). on July 28th Actual price: USD $72,000.
  6. Bubb Kuyper Zon en maan (Sun and moon). on May 24th Actual price: USD $52,198.
  7. Heritage Auctions Foolish Wives (Universal, 1922). Fine on Linen. One Sheet (26.5" X 40"). on July 28th Actual price: USD $36,000.
  8. Heritage Auctions Casablanca (Warner Brothers, 1942). Good+ on Cardstock. Window Card (13.75" X 21.5"). on July 28th Actual price: USD $33,600.
  9. Goldberg Coins and Collectibles Beyond a Young Boy's Dream Textured Acrylic on Board by Alan Bean, 4th Man to Walk on the Moon, and Celebrated Artist on July 28th Actual price: USD $31,200.
  10. Heritage Auctions Gone with the Wind (MGM, 1939). Fine/Very Fine on Linen. Three Sheet (41" X 78.5") Roadshow BP Style, Armando Seguso Artwork. . on July 28th Actual price: USD $31,200.
  11. Heritage Auctions The Golem (Paramount, 1920). Near Mint-. CGC Graded Title Lobby Card (11" X 14"). on July 28th Actual price: USD $28,800.
  12. Bubb Kuyper Hol en bol (Convex and concave). on May 24th Actual price: USD $25,055.
  13. Bubb Kuyper Straatje in Scanno, Abruzzi (Street in Scanno, Abruzzi). on May 24th Actual price: USD $23,663.
  14. Heritage Auctions The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (c.1973). Very Fine. Original 300'- Reel of Original 16mm Work Print Outtakes. on July 28th Actual price: USD $22,800.
  15. Winner's Auctions Ltd Hasagot HaRamba"n z"l. Constantinople, 1510. First Edition. Post Incunabula. Extremely Rare Book. on July 24th Actual price: USD $21,960.
  16. Bubb Kuyper MANUSCRIPT MAP, pen and brown ink and watercolour, 18th cent. w. 19th cent. on May 24th Actual price: USD $20,879.
  17. Winner's Auctions Ltd Discovery! Six Notebooks with the Writings and Torah Thoughts of the Mysterious Sage, Mr. Shoshani on July 24th Actual price: USD $20,740.
  18. Heritage Auctions Casablanca (Warner Brothers, 1946). Fine/Very Fine. First Post-War Release Italian Photobusta (19" X 13.5"). on July 28th Actual price: USD $19,200.
  19. Heritage Auctions World Without End (Allied Artists, 1956). Very Fine- on Linen. 24 Sheet (233" X 105.5"). on July 28th Actual price: USD $19,200.
  20. Bubb Kuyper Lagrime di S. Pietro, descritte dal Signor Luigi Tansillo. Tenor Primo/ Tenor Secondo. on May 24th Actual price: USD $18,095.
  21. Heritage Auctions The Maltese Falcon (Warner Brothers, 1946). Fine+ on Linen. First Post-War Release French Grande (47" X 63"). on July 28th Actual price: USD $17,400.
  22. Bubb Kuyper Manuscript songbook, on May 24th Actual price: USD $16,703.
  23. Winner's Auctions Ltd Historic Discovery. Unknown Autograph Work by Rabbi Shlomo Algazi. 17th Century on July 24th Actual price: USD $15,860.
  24. Goldberg Coins and Collectibles Cortés, Hernando -- 1527 Document Signed in Full by the Spanish Conquistador on July 28th Actual price: USD $15,600.
  25. Heritage Auctions The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Universal, 1923). Fine/Very Fine on Paper. Insert (14" X 36"). on July 28th Actual price: USD $15,600.



Nye & Company Auctioneers. Estate Treasures - Fine Art Prints, Books on July 31st: 57.14%
Potomack Company. Prints and Books - online only on July 30th: 63.64%
Alexander Historical Auctions. Summer Auction offering WWII/WWI and historical autographs and ephemera. on July 31st: 77.80%
Morton Subastas. Books and Intervention Documents on July 30th: 32.00%
Forum Auctions. Books and Works on Paper on July 25th: 90.04%
National Book Auctions. Aviation, Catholic, Kennedy, 17th Century, Magazines, etc. on July 28th: 100.00%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on July 30th: 89.13%
Skinner. Country Americana - Books and Prints on July 25th: 78.26%
Goldberg Coins and Collectibles. Collectibles on July 28th: 69.48%
Potter and Potter Auctions. Pop Culture on July 27th: 87.91%
Eldreds. The Marine Sale - Books and Prints on July 25th: 45.71%
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Fine Art, Antiques and Collectors Items on July 27th: 93.75%
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Railroadiana and Autographs on July 24th: 67.94%
Winner's Auctions Ltd. Seforim, Letters from Rabbis and Rebbes, Chabad, Manuscripts, Art from Israel, Important historic do on July 24th: 69.76%
Heritage Auctions. Weekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 723 on July 30th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 7/23 on July 30th: 99.23%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/21 on July 28th: 99.62%
Alaska Auction. Prints, Fur Rondy memorabilia on July 25th: 73.08%
Alaska Auction. Currency, framed prints on July 24th: 36.00%
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Eclectic Variety - Books, Prints on July 23rd: 98.29%
Guernseys. A Century at Sea - A Comprehensive Maritime Auction - Day 2 on July 20th: 76.42%
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 7/11 on July 18th: 28.68%
Guernseys. A Century at Sea - A Comprehensive Maritime Auction on July 19th: 59.00%
North American Auction Company. Montana's Largest Western Antique & Collector Sale. on July 13th: 90.12%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 6/30 on July 28th: 99.56%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - internet bidstart 7/19 on July 26th: 83.65%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 7/12 on July 22nd: 82.19%
Catawiki B. V.. Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 7/12 on July 21st: 35.29%
Catawiki B. V.. Art and Photography - Online bidstart 7/12 on July 20th: 50.00%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters on July 28th: 96.63%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on July 27th: 85.19%


For the week ahead 19 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Aug. 5th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 155 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Online bidstart 7/26. 48 lots

Tue. Aug. 6th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 7/30. 342 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Weekly World Currency Internet bidstart 7/30. 155 lots

Wed. Aug. 7th
Swann Galleries. New York. Vintage Posters. 574 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Featuring WWII - Internet bidstart 7/19. 963 lots
Thomson Roddick Auctioneers & Valuers. Carlisle. Antiquarian and Collectible Books Auction. 287 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Prints. 91 lots

Thu. Aug. 8th
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 217 lots
Nye & Company Auctioneers. Bloomfield. Backyard Timed Auction - Prints, Books. 84 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Summer Miscellany - Golf Books. 310 lots
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Cleveland. Works on Paper - Prints. 358 lots

Fri. Aug. 9th
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800). 61 lots

Sat. Aug. 10th
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints, Books.
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 192 lots

Sun. Aug. 11th
Skinner. Marlborough. The Forke Collection of Early Americana.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Sports Collectibles Weekly Online bidstart 7/14. 307 lots
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Dickens, Sci-Fi, Catholic, Pulp, Antique, Decorative, etc.. 76 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Autographs and Manuscripts.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Currier & Ives, <i>The Mississippi in Time of Peace,</i> hand-colored lithograph, 1865. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Hartmann Schedel, <i>Liber Cronicarum...,</i> Nuremberg, 1493. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Claudius Ptolemaeus, <i>Geographicae Enarrationis Libri Octo,</i> Lyons, 1535. $20,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Thomas Jefferys, <i>The American Atlas,</i> London, 1776-77. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> John Speed, <i>A Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World,</i> 20 miniature maps, London, 1665. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> <i>Biblia Das ist: Die Gantze Heilige Schrifft Durch D. Martin Luther Verteutscht,</i> illustrated cartographic Bible, Basel, 1665. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Early Hawaiian-language school geography, Lahainaluna Seminary, 1840. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Cornelis de Jode, <i>Africae Vera Forma, et Situs,</i> Antwerp, 1593. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Maria Vincenzo Coronelli, <i>America Settentrionale Colle Nuove Scoperte Sin All Anno,</i> Venice, 1688. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Johann Christoph Volkamer, <i>Nürnbergische Hesperides,</i> Nuremberg, 1708-1714. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Johann Bayer, <i>Uranometria, Omnium Asterismorum Continens Schemata...,</i> 51 celestial charts, c. 1603. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Manuscript map of Commodore Perry’s Black Ship squadron at Edo Bay, with manuscript sketchbook, ink & watercolor, Japan, c. 1853. $2,500 to $3,500.
  • <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Churchill (Winston) & Others. 1944 Commonwealth Prime Ministers’ Conference, 27 April 1944. £8,000 to £12,000.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Joyce (James). <i>Ulysses.</i> First English edition, 1922. £800 to £1,200.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Belzoni (Giovanni Battista). <i>Plates Illustrated of the Researches and Operations...in Egypt and Nubia,</i> FIRST EDITION, 1821-1822. £14,375 inc Buyers Premium.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Astor (John Jacob). A collection of rare letters, 9 January 1812- 4 September 1837. £26,000 inc Buyers Premium.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Rowling (J.K.) <i>Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone,</i> FIRST EDITION, first issue, 1997. £27,500 inc Buyers Premium.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Royal Family. Photograph of Queen Elizabeth, George VI, Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret, signed, 1946. £3,640 inc Buyers Premium.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Collodi (Carlo). <i>Le avventure di Pinocchio. Storia di un burattino,</i> FIRST EDITION, 1883. £8,401 inc Buyers Premium.
  • <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> ALBUM AMICORUM OF SCHELOMITH FLAUM. Autograph album containing drawings, autograph quotations and signatures from over 47 contributors, India, Europe, America, Israel and elsewhere, 1923–50. £40,000 to £60,000.
    <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> FLEMING, Ian (1908–1964). <i>Live and Let Die.</i> London: Jonathan Cape, 1954. £15,000 to £20,000.
    <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> HISTORY OF CINEMA. Animal Farm (1954), an animation archive from the Halas and Batchelor studios, [c.1954]. £20,000 to £30,000.
    <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> LE HAY, Jacques – [Charles de FERRIOL]. <i>Recueil de Cent Estampes representant differentes Nations du Levant...</i> Paris, 1714. [With:] <i>Explication des cents Estampes.</i> Paris, 1715. £25,000 to £35,000.
    <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> THE LAST JUDGEMENT, historiated initial 'A' on a leaf from an Antiphonal on vellum illuminated by Nikolaus Bertschi [Augsburg, first quarter 16th century]. £7,000 to £10,000.
    <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> VALTURIUS, Robertus (1413–1484). <i>De re militari.</i> [Verona:] Johannes Nicolai de Verona, 1472. £170,000 to £250,000.
  • <b>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>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> 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.