• <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>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Currier & Ives, <i>The Mississippi in Time of Peace,</i> hand-colored lithograph, 1865. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Hartmann Schedel, <i>Liber Cronicarum...,</i> Nuremberg, 1493. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Claudius Ptolemaeus, <i>Geographicae Enarrationis Libri Octo,</i> Lyons, 1535. $20,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Thomas Jefferys, <i>The American Atlas,</i> London, 1776-77. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> John Speed, <i>A Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World,</i> 20 miniature maps, London, 1665. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> <i>Biblia Das ist: Die Gantze Heilige Schrifft Durch D. Martin Luther Verteutscht,</i> illustrated cartographic Bible, Basel, 1665. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Early Hawaiian-language school geography, Lahainaluna Seminary, 1840. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Cornelis de Jode, <i>Africae Vera Forma, et Situs,</i> Antwerp, 1593. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Maria Vincenzo Coronelli, <i>America Settentrionale Colle Nuove Scoperte Sin All Anno,</i> Venice, 1688. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Johann Christoph Volkamer, <i>Nürnbergische Hesperides,</i> Nuremberg, 1708-1714. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Johann Bayer, <i>Uranometria, Omnium Asterismorum Continens Schemata...,</i> 51 celestial charts, c. 1603. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Manuscript map of Commodore Perry’s Black Ship squadron at Edo Bay, with manuscript sketchbook, ink & watercolor, Japan, c. 1853. $2,500 to $3,500.
  • <center><b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers<br>Rare Books & Literature Sale<br>December 10, 2019</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 10:</b> Archive of almost 500 Quaker letters written between leading members of the Society of Friends in Ireland between about 1770 and 1830. €10,000 to €15,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 10:</b> Heraldic Grants to the Delaval Family of Northumberland Manuscripts: 9 May 1761. Patent of Stephen Martin Leake. €2,000 to €3,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 10:</b> Unique Manuscript – Miniature Book by Seamus Heaney. Holograph manuscript copy by Heaney of his poem <i>Mad Sweeney’s Praise of Trees</i>. €2,000 to €3,000.
    <center><b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers<br>Rare Books & Literature Sale<br>December 10, 2019</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 10:</b> Yeats, Mangan and John McCall, with an ALS Yeats [W.B.]. <i>The Wanderings of Ossian and other Poems.</i> London, 1889. €2,000 to €3,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 10:</b> Heaney (Seamus). <i>Toome</i>, illustrated by Jane Proctor. National College of Art and Design 1980. Extremely rare Heaney title limited to 15 copies. €1,500 to €2,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 10:</b> Young (Ella). <i>Celtic Wonder Tales,</i> illustrated by Maud Gonne (four colour plates and other decorations). 1910. Signed by Gonne with an original sketch. €1,000 to €1,500.
    <center><b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers<br>Rare Books & Literature Sale<br>December 10, 2019</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 10:</b> The Yeats Brothers “Jack & William” Yeats (Jack B.) RHA (1839-1922). An attractive small pencil portrait of his son Jack Yeats, aged perhaps 10-12, drawing of a bearded man on rear [with] a second drawing. €1,000 to €1500.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 10:</b> 18th c. Manuscript Volumes on French Peerage Manuscript: “Recueil de tous les actes concernant les Ducs & Pairs de France… Depuis l’an 900 jusqu’en 1660.” €1,500 to €2,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 10:</b> Churchill (Winston Spencer). <i>The River War, An Historical Account of The Reconquest of the Soudan.</i> 2 vols. roy 8vo L. 1899. First Edn. €800 to €1200.
    <center><b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers<br>Rare Books & Literature Sale<br>December 10, 2019</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 10:</b> Important Scientific Association Presentation Copy - Tyndall (John). <i>Heat considered as A Mode of Motion…</i> 1863. €600 to €800.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 10:</b> Receipt Signed by Chippewa Chiefs Document dated 24 May 1845 signed by five “Chippewa chiefs on the River Thames.” €400 to €600.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 10:</b> Bury (Lady Charlotte). <i>The Three Great Sanctuaries of Tuscany, Valombrosa, Camaldoli, Laverna.</i> Lg. oblong folio L. (J. Murray) 1833. First Edn. €250 to €350.
  • <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> 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.

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Rare Book Hub: 41 Auctions Archived, another 27 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Friday, 22 November 2019, 41 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 14 denominated in euros, 5 in British pounds, and 22 in US dollars.  Turnover was $23,049,421 as 13,968 lots were offered and 11,366 sold for an 81% success rate.  It was another strong week.

 

For the holiday shortened week ahead 22 auctions are scheduled.

 

9 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

AguttesAristophil - 22 • BRITANNICA-AMERICANA on November 18th: $4,208,432 
Arader GalleriesNovember Sale on November 16th: $2,906,834 
Heritage AuctionsSpace Exploration Auction Featuring The Armstrong Family Collection Part IV on November 16th: $2,558,101 
SothebysLibrary of Jean-Francois Chopin on November 18th: $1,981,755 
SothebysThe Cottesloe Military Library on November 19th: $1,913,583 
SothebysSacred Splendor: Books and Manuscripts on November 20th: $1,673,438 
Heritage AuctionsEntertainment & Music Memorabilia on November 17th: $1,379,573 
Cowans AuctionsAmerican History: Premier Auction on November 15th: $1,131,346 
ArtcurialFrench Literature of the 19th and 20th Centuries on November 19th: $1,065,231 

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

Bruun RasmussenBooks on November 17th: 182.61% 
AguttesAristophil - 22 • BRITANNICA-AMERICANA on November 18th: 160.97% 
Burgersdijk and NiermansBooks on November 13th: 160.60% 
SothebysThe Cottesloe Military Library on November 19th: 138.97% 
Doyle New YorkFine Modern Art - Prints on November 19th: 120.89% 
SothebysLibrary of Jean-Francois Chopin on November 18th: 120.25% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 11/1 on November 12th: 112.85% 
SkinnerFine Books and Manuscripts - Online - Bidstart 11/11 on November 17th: 104.58% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 11/1 on November 11th: 102.78% 


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

Lancaster Mennonite Historical SocietyBook Auction on November 8th: 99.00% 
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 11/12 on November 19th: 98.97% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 11/10 on November 17th: 98.81% 
Heritage AuctionsU.S. Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 11/12 on November 19th: 98.42% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 11/10 on November 17th: 97.40% 
Heritage AuctionsSpace Exploration Auction Featuring The Armstrong Family Collection Part IV on November 16th: 96.61% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 10/20 on November 17th: 95.34% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 11/1 on November 12th: 94.44% 
Bruun RasmussenBooks on November 17th: 91.67% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsCircus - Side Show - Oddities on November 16th: 90.25% 
SkinnerFine Books and Manuscripts - Online - Bidstart 11/11 on November 17th: 88.54% 
Burgersdijk and NiermansBooks on November 13th: 88.48% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on November 16th: 87.00% 
Doyle New YorkRare Books, Autographs & Maps on November 12th: 86.90% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 11/1 on November 11th: 86.36% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on November 14th: 85.59% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on November 19th: 83.58% 
OSENATBooks and Manuscripts on November 16th: 82.31% 
Winter AssociatesPrints on November 18th: 81.82% 
Catawiki B. V.Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 14/1 on November 10th: 81.25% 
Cowans AuctionsAmerican History: Premier Auction on November 15th: 81.22% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Aguttes MANUSCRIT autographe signé « CHARLOTTE BRONTË », Second Series of The Young Men’s Magazines…, août 1830 on November 18th Actual price: USD $863,678.
  2. Sothebys MANUSCRIT AUTOGRAPHE DES DEUX MENUETS POUR ORCHESTRE K.164 (130A) N° 5 ET 6. [SALZBOURG, JUIN 1772.] on November 18th Actual price: USD $412,461.
  3. Arader Galleries Audubon Aquatint Great Blue Heron on November 16th Actual price: USD $387,500.
  4. Cowans Auctions A Rare Antebellum Image of Slavery in Georgia, Believed to be the Earliest Known Image of Enslaved African Americans with Cotton on November 15th Actual price: USD $324,500.
  5. Arader Galleries Gould's Birds of New Guinea on November 16th Actual price: USD $312,500.
  6. Aguttes On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. London: [W. Clowes and Sons for] John Murray, 1859 on November 18th Actual price: USD $266,301.
  7. Arader Galleries Audubon Aquatint Louisiana Heron on November 16th Actual price: USD $212,500.
  8. Aguttes The Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands: on November 18th Actual price: USD $202,893.
  9. Aguttes P.S. « Dwight D. Eisenhower », [Reims] 7 mai 1945 on November 18th Actual price: USD $201,525.
  10. Arader Galleries Gould's Birds of Asia on November 16th Actual price: USD $200,000.
  11. Arader Galleries Audubon Aquatint Snowy Heron on November 16th Actual price: USD $200,000.
  12. Sothebys A volume containing the first edition of Machiavelli's Arte della guerra and the contemporary military text Vallo, comprising: on November 19th Actual price: USD $193,793.
  13. Aguttes Évêque de Sherbourne, poète et érudit latin. Deux feuillets extraits du De laude virginitatis [De la gloire de la virginité]. on November 18th Actual price: USD $187,130.
  14. Sothebys The boke of the fayt of armes and of Chyvalrye on November 19th Actual price: USD $177,643.
  15. Arader Galleries Audubon Aquatint Fish Hawk on November 16th Actual price: USD $158,750.
  16. Aguttes An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. on November 18th Actual price: USD $153,920.
  17. Sothebys The Principles of the Art Militarie, 4 parts, comprising: on November 19th Actual price: USD $137,270.
  18. Heritage Auctions The Beatles 1966 Genuine, Original Shea Stadium NYC Concert Poster on November 17th Actual price: USD $125,000.
  19. Sothebys CASE D’ARMONS. on November 18th Actual price: USD $124,569.
  20. Heritage Auctions Grateful Dead 1966 "Skeleton & Roses" Concert Poster FD-26 Graded Near-Perfect 9.8 on November 17th Actual price: USD $118,750.
  21. Aguttes MANUSCRIT autographe, Raum und Gruppe…, [vers 1945] on November 18th Actual price: USD $115,157.
  22. Arader Galleries Audubon Aquatint Pileated Woodpecker on November 16th Actual price: USD $112,500.
  23. Arader Galleries Gould's Birds of Europe on November 16th Actual price: USD $106,250.
  24. Arader Galleries Audubon Aquatint Long-Billed Curlew on November 16th Actual price: USD $106,250.
  25. Arader Galleries Audubon Aquatint Wood Duck on November 16th Actual price: USD $106,250.



41 total sales reported this week:

Artcurial. French Literature of the 19th and 20th Centuries on November 19th: 52.63%
Potomack Company. Online Auction - Books, Prints on November 19th: 64.10%
Soler Y Llach. Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Collectibles on November 21st: 40.45%
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Fine and Decorative Arts - Prints, Books, etc. on November 19th: 75.00%
Winter Associates. Prints on November 18th: 81.82%
PosterConnection Inc.. Posters on November 16th: 64.25%
Skinner. Fine Books and Manuscripts - Online - Bidstart 11/11 on November 17th: 88.54%
Aguttes. Aristophil - 22 • BRITANNICA-AMERICANA on November 18th: 76.38%
Aguttes. Aristophil 26 • History; Pages of History on November 18th: 54.46%
Sothebys. Sacred Splendor: Books and Manuscripts on November 20th: 46.33%
Sothebys. The Cottesloe Military Library on November 19th: 77.92%
Doyle New York. Fine Modern Art - Prints on November 19th: 75.00%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on November 19th: 83.58%
Sothebys. Artists and Bindings: Books and Manuscripts on November 18th: 68.09%
Sothebys. Library of Jean-Francois Chopin on November 18th: 75.44%
Bruun Rasmussen. Books on November 17th: 91.67%
Heritage Auctions. U.S. Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 11/12 on November 19th: 98.42%
Heritage Auctions. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 11/12 on November 19th: 98.97%
OSENAT. Books and Manuscripts on November 16th: 82.31%
Cowans Auctions. American History: Premier Auction on November 15th: 81.22%
Potomack Company. American, European & Asian Historic to Modern Auction on November 16th: 68.18%
Potter and Potter Auctions. Circus - Side Show - Oddities on November 16th: 90.25%
Trafford Books. Books, Photos & Ephemera, Postcards, and Postage Stamps. on November 13th: 71.98%
Chiswick Auctions. Photographica on November 14th: 45.50%
Vermot de Pas. Library on Gastronomy and Oenology on November 13th: 40.82%
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Book Auction on November 8th: 99.00%
Forum Auctions. Banksy X Editions on November 13th: 46.70%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on November 14th: 85.59%
Potter and Potter Auctions. Fine Books and Manuscripts on October 18th: 75.16%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 11/10 on November 17th: 98.81%
Arader Galleries. November Sale on November 16th: 56.47%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 11/10 on November 17th: 97.40%
Burgersdijk and Niermans. Books on November 13th: 88.48%
Heritage Auctions. Entertainment & Music Memorabilia on November 17th: 79.61%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 10/20 on November 17th: 95.34%
Heritage Auctions. Space Exploration Auction Featuring The Armstrong Family Collection Part IV on November 16th: 96.61%
Doyle New York. Rare Books, Autographs & Maps on November 12th: 86.90%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 11/1 on November 12th: 94.44%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 11/1 on November 11th: 86.36%
Catawiki B. V.. Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 14/1 on November 10th: 81.25%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on November 16th: 87.00%

 


For the week ahead 27 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Nov. 25th
Dorotheum . Vienna. Autographs, Manuscripts, Certificates. 301 lots
Ketterer Kunst Doerling. Hamburg. Rare Books - Evening Sale. 92 lots
Ketterer Kunst Doerling. Hamburg. Rare Books - Main Sale. 248 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 113 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 11/15. 42 lots

Tue. Nov. 26th
Bubb Kuyper. 2011 KM Haarlem. Books. 5383 lots
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Book and Document Auction of the Porfiriato and the Mexican Revolution. 423 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. U.S. Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 11/19. 717 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 11/19. 198 lots
Christies. Paris. Library of Martine de Behague and the Counts of Ganay - Part One. 187 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 11/15. 29 lots

Wed. Nov. 27th
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 201 lots
Christies. London - King Street. Russia: Important Books and Manuscripts. 188 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Mickey Mouse and Friends - Animation Art. 289 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Prints of the 15th-19th Century. 678 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . A Passion for Prints - A Collection of Classic Printmaking. 112 lots

Thu. Nov. 28th
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Cape Town. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 11/21. 610 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Cartography - Online Bidstart 11/22. 50 lots

Fri. Nov. 29th
Garth's Auctioneers and Appraisers. Columbus. 59th Annual Thanksgiving Americana & Fine Art. 20 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Modern Art Part 2 - Prints. 343 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 11/22. 158 lots

Sat. Nov. 30th
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 200 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Modern Art Part 1 - Prints. 164 lots

Sun. Dec. 1st
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 11/24.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 11/24.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 11/2. 289 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 11/22. 42 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

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