• <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>and Works on Paper<br>July 16, 2020</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, July 16:</b> Ptolomaeus (Claudius). <i>Cosmographia,</i> first edition, Vicenza, Hermann Liechtenstein, 13 September 1475. £150,000 to £200,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, July 16:</b> Schoener (Johann). <i>Opera mathematica,</i> 3 parts in 1, first edition,The Honeyman copy in contemporary binding, Nuremberg, J. Montanus and U. Neuber, 1551. £30,000 to £40,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, July 16:</b> Lucian of Samosata. <i>Dialogoi, editio princeps,</i> with fine illuminated title-page, Florence, Lorenzo de Alopa, 1496. £20,000 to £30,000.
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>and Works on Paper<br>July 16, 2020</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, July 16:</b> Pian (Jean Baptiste de). [Architectural Alphabet], 26 chromolithographs by Leopold Muller after Pian, Vienna, 1842-44. £15,000 to £20,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, July 16:</b> Rogers (Bruce).- Holy Bible (The)..., one of 200 copies on handmade paper, designed by Bruce Rogers, bound in modern crimson morocco, gilt, Oxford, 1935. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, July 16:</b> Jenner (Edward). <i>An Inquiry into the Causes and Effects of the Variolae Vaccinae…,</i> first edition, Printed for the Author, by Sampson Low, 1798. £8,000 to £12,000.
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>and Works on Paper<br>July 16, 2020</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, July 16:</b> Voyages.- Cook (Capt. James).- Parkinson (Sydney). <i>A Journal of a Voyage to the South Seas, in his Majesty's Ship the Endeavour,</i> second edition, Charles Dilly...& James Phillips, 1784. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, July 16:</b> [Clemens (Samuel Langhorne)] "Mark Twain". <i>Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,</i> first edition, first state, New York, Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, July 16:</b> [Voight (Hans Henning)], "Alastair". Herod, for 'Salome: Drame en un Acte', original drawing in red & black ink over pencil, [c.1922]. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>and Works on Paper<br>July 16, 2020</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, July 16:</b> James (M.R.) <i>Ghost Stories of an Antiquary,</i> first edition, signed presentation inscription from the author to A.C. Benson, 1904. £3,000 to £4,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, July 16:</b> Remarque (Erich Maria). <i>All Quiet on the Western Front,</i> first English edition, signed presentation inscription from the author, 1929. £3,000 to £4,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, July 16:</b> Ashendene Press.- More (Sir Thomas). <i>A Fruteful and Pleasaunt Worke...Utopia,</i> one of 100 copies, bound in black goatskin by J.Franklin Mowery, Ashendene Press, 1906. £3,000 to £4,000.
  • <center><b>Case Antiques<br>Two-Day Summer Sale<br>July 11 & 12, 2020</b>
    <b>Case Antiques, Jul. 11 – 12:</b> Very scarce autograph letter, signed, by Emily Tennessee Donelson, wife of Andrew Jackson Donelson, who served as First Lady / White House Hostess to President Andrew Jackson from 1828 to about 1834. $1,000 to $1,200.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jul. 11 – 12:</b> Thirteen Edward Wells maps plus title page from his rare atlas, A NEW SET OF MAPS BOTH OF ANCIENT AND PRESENT GEOGRAPHY. $600 to $700.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jul. 11 – 12:</b> L.B. Folger and C. Kallenback: MEMPHIS - BIRD'S EYE VIEW - SUPPLEMENT TO THE APPEAL. Scarce lithograph on paper. $800 to $1,200.
    <center><b>Case Antiques<br>Two-Day Summer Sale<br>July 11 & 12, 2020</b>
    <b>Case Antiques, Jul. 11 – 12:</b> Large NASA-Space Race era archive of material related to Colonel Michael J. Vaccaro, director of administration of the Marshall Space Flight Center of Huntsville, Alabama. $800 to $1,200.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jul. 11 – 12:</b> 1836 slavery related document signed by President Andrew Jackson, Andrew Jackson Jr., and Andrew Jackson Donelson. $800 to $1,100.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jul. 11 – 12:</b> Roger Sherman Signed CT Land Grant, 1757. $600 to $700.
    <center><b>Case Antiques<br>Two-Day Summer Sale<br>July 11 & 12, 2020</b>
    <b>Case Antiques, Jul. 11 – 12:</b> Letter archive related to the Randolph family of Virginia, including Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Jefferson Randolph, Lewis Meriwether Randolph – the grandson of President Jefferson. $400 to $500.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jul. 11 – 12:</b> Louisiana, as formerly claimed by France, now containing part of British America to the East in Spanish America to the West of Mississippi map, by Thomas Kitchin, 1765. $400 to $450.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jul. 11 – 12:</b> Andrew Jackson manuscript document, unsigned, containing notes on several Tennessee legal cases, including one regarding a slave, circa 1790-96. $350 to $450.
    <center><b>Case Antiques<br>Two-Day Summer Sale<br>July 11 & 12, 2020</b>
    <b>Case Antiques, Jul. 11 – 12:</b> VA Civil War Photo, Alexander Gardner – Timothy O'Sullivan. $400 to $450.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jul. 11 – 12:</b> Military Archive, WWI/WWII French Soldier Paul Didier. $400 to $450.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jul. 11 – 12:</b> Early Virginia Map, B. Tanner, J. Reid, 1796. $300 to $400.
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>Including the Eric C. Caren Collection Part 8<br>Online Auction 6-21 July</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul. 6 to 21:</b> Albert Einstein, typed letter signed, explaining the nature of his personal atheism and belief in God. $70,000 to $100,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul. 6 to 21:</b> George Washington. Autograph letter signed to Bryan Fairfax, looking forward to the Treaty of Paris, 5 February 1783. $60,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul. 6 to 21:</b> Alfred Swaine Taylor. Early “photogenic drawing,” photograph of a fern, dated 2 December 1839. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>Including the Eric C. Caren Collection Part 8<br>Online Auction 6-21 July</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul. 6 to 21:</b> "Departure of Mr. Lincoln—Parting Address" in the <i>Weekly Illinois State Journal,</i> Vol. XXX, No. 1541, Springfield, February 13, 1861. $4,000 to $6,000
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul. 6 to 21:</b> Benjamin Harrison document signed certifying the service of Daniel Cumbo, a black Revolutionary soldier. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul. 6 to 21:</b> Front page printing of the Articles of Confederation in the <i>New-Jersey Gazette,</i> Vol. 1, No. 22. Trenton, April 29, 1778. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>Including the Eric C. Caren Collection Part 8<br>Online Auction 6-21 July</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul. 6 to 21:</b> George Washington Funeral Procession Broadside. Boston, January 6, 1800. $5,000 to $7,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul. 6 to 21:</b> Philippe Laroque, printed score for “The Heroe of New Orleans Battle.” Philadelphia, 1815. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul. 6 to 21:</b> Report of the Battle of Queenston Heights, the first major battle in the War of 1812, in <i>Supplement to the Quebec Gazette,</i> 24th October 1812. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>Including the Eric C. Caren Collection Part 8<br>Online Auction 6-21 July</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul. 6 to 21:</b> His Majesty's Most Gracious Speech to both Houses of Parliament, On Tuesday the Eighteenth Day of November, 1760. London, 1760. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul. 6 to 21:</b> Elegy on the Death of James Lawrence, Esq. late Commander of the U.S. Frigate Chesapeake. [Boston]: A. Bowen, 1813. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul. 6 to 21:</b> Benjamin Lincoln's Commission as Major General, signed by John Hancock, 19 February 1777. $30,000 to $50,000.
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>The Collection of a Connoisseur:<br>History in Manuscript<br>Online Auction 8-15 July
    <b>Sotheby’s:</b> Elizabeth I. Early letter signed, to Edward North, First Baron North 1560. £12,000 to £18,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s:</b> Catherine II. Empress of Russia Letter signed to Prince Grigori Aleksandrovich [Potemkin] 1784. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s:</b> Nelson. Autograph letter signed, to Captains of Egyptian Club, 3 August 1798. £12,000 to £18,000,
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>The Collection of a Connoisseur:<br>History in Manuscript<br>Online Auction 8-15 July
    <b>Sotheby’s:</b> Charles Darwin. Photograph signed, c.1871 by Oscar Gustave Rejlander. £6,000 to £8,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s:</b> T.E. Lawrence. Autograph letter signed, to Major Littleton, 14 October 1918. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s:</b> Napoleon. Letter signed, ordering General Desaix to sail to Malta, prior to the Egyptian Expedition, 1798. £2,000 to £3,000.

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Rare Book Hub: 38 Auctions Archived, another 54 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Friday, 6 December 2019, 38 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 1 in Swiss francs, 13 in euros, 5 in British pounds, 18 in US dollars and 1 in South African rand.  Turnover was $9,920,703 as 10,364 lots were offered and 8,333 sold for an 80% success rate.  Demand continues to outstrip supply in the auction rooms.

 

 

For the week ahead 54 auctions are scheduled.

 

 

1 auction saw its total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

BonhamsFine Books and Manuscripts on December 4th: $2,353,863 

 


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

Heritage AuctionsCollection of James Kwis Internet Rare Books on December 5th: 217.38% 
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersBooks on December 6th: 155.59% 
Christian Hesse AuktionenAnniversary Sale - Part 3 : Books from the 16th to 20th Century on November 23rd: 146.52% 
BonhamsFine Books and Manuscripts on December 4th: 134.90% 
Grogan and CompanyFall Auction on November 17th: 130.97% 
AguttesAristophil - 28 * Germanica on December 4th: 125.45% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on December 5th: 107.51% 


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

Heritage AuctionsU.S. Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 11/26 on December 3rd: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 11/2 on December 1st: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 11/24 on December 1st: 99.73% 
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 11/26 on December 3rd: 98.71% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 11/24 on December 1st: 97.10% 
Heritage AuctionsCollection of James Kwis Internet Rare Books on December 5th: 95.99% 
Grogan and CompanyFall Auction on November 17th: 95.65% 
Morphy AuctionsCoin-Op and Advertising - Signs, Posters and Prints on November 21st: 89.91% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on November 27th: 89.05% 
BonhamsFine Books and Manuscripts on December 4th: 86.51% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 11/15 on November 26th: 86.21% 
North American Auction CompanyNovember Premier Collector Sale - Books, Prints, Signs, Photographs on November 16th: 85.98% 
North American Auction CompanyMontana Antiques on October 26th: 85.95% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 11/15 on November 25th: 85.71% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 11/22 on November 29th: 84.81% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on November 30th: 84.50% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on December 5th: 83.78% 
North American Auction CompanyAntique and Collector's Auction on September 28th: 83.51% 
SothebysSpace Photography - Online bidstart 11/26 on December 3rd: 83.26% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on December 3rd: 82.86% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Aguttes MANUSCRIT MUSICAL autographe pour la Sérénade en ré majeur K.185/167a on December 4th Actual price: USD $216,108.
  2. Bonhams On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life on December 4th Actual price: USD $196,209.
  3. Bonhams Vigils on December 4th Actual price: USD $158,373.
  4. Bonhams Wood-engravings. Being a Selection of Eric Gill's Engravings on Wood on December 4th Actual price: USD $158,373.
  5. Bonhams Autograph letter signed ("Florence Nightingale"), to Dawson W. Turner, on December 4th Actual price: USD $158,373.
  6. Bonhams On the Origin of Species By Means of Natural Selection. on December 4th Actual price: USD $131,325.
  7. Bonhams [Hom?rou Ilias metabl?theisa palai eis koin?n gl?ssan] on December 4th Actual price: USD $106,317.
  8. Morphy Auctions 1920'S COCA-COLA OVERSIZED LEADED GLASS DISPLAY BOTTLE. on November 21st Actual price: USD $86,100.
  9. RR Auction Steve Jobs Floppy Disk on December 4th Actual price: USD $84,115.
  10. Christian Hesse Auktionen Sokratische Denkwürdigkeiten für die lange Weile des Publicums zusammengetragen von einem Liebhaber der langen Weile. Mit einer doppelten Zuschrift an Niemand und an Zween. on November 23rd Actual price: USD $79,763.
  11. Sothebys [APOLLO 8] EARTHRISE, AS PHOTOGRAPHED FROM THE APOLLO 8 CM. VINTAGE LARGE FORMAT PHOTOGRAPH, 24 DECEMBER 1968. on December 3rd Actual price: USD $60,000.
  12. Bonhams Series of some three hundred and fifty autograph letters, mostly signed ("Varnhagen von Ense"), to Charlotte Williams Wynn: a passionate series containing avowals of love and, indeed, his proposal of marriage on December 4th Actual price: USD $57,286.
  13. Bonhams Journal with a companion volume of watercolour illustrations, kept by Edward Pritchard, on December 4th Actual price: USD $57,286.
  14. Bonhams Measure, for Measure [Extracted from the First Folio]. on December 5th Actual price: USD $52,575.
  15. Bonhams The complete original artwork for "Diana and Her Rhinoceros" on December 4th Actual price: USD $49,114.
  16. Bonhams The complete original artwork for "Tim to the Rescue" on December 4th Actual price: USD $49,114.
  17. Bonhams [Erotemata. Incipit: , Greek type on December 4th Actual price: USD $49,114.
  18. Bonhams Fanshawe, A Tale. on December 5th Actual price: USD $47,575.
  19. Aguttes NOTE autographe, [Vienne vers 1817] on December 4th Actual price: USD $47,544.
  20. Bonhams Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies. Published according to the true Original Copies. Unto which is added, Seven Plays, never before Printed in Folio. on December 5th Actual price: USD $43,825.
  21. Christian Hesse Auktionen Grotesche Capriccios: oder neueröffnete Carnevals Redoute. on November 23rd Actual price: USD $39,882.
  22. Aguttes L.A.S. «Beethoven», [Baden début septembre 1823], à Franz Christian KIRCHHOFFER on December 4th Actual price: USD $38,899.
  23. Aguttes L.A.S. «Jos. Haydn», [Vienne 1er juillet 1799], à Johann Baptist von HÄRING on December 4th Actual price: USD $37,459.
  24. Kedem Auctions Ltd. Noam Elimelech on December 3rd Actual price: USD $36,900.
  25. Kedem Auctions Ltd. Collection of Letters Handwritten and Signed by Rabindranath Tagore, Luareate of the Nobel Prize in Literature on December 3rd Actual price: USD $34,440.



A total of 38 sales reported this week:

Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Books on December 6th: 74.22%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Books on December 5th: 69.05%
Forum Auctions. Forum Auctions @ Artsy: Seasonal Selections on December 5th: 53.52%
Bonhams. Fine Literature, Featuring Two Private Collections on December 5th: 60.77%
PBA Galleries. Fine Literature on December 5th: 75.60%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on December 5th: 83.78%
Kedem Auctions Ltd.. Rare and Important Items: A Two Part Auction on December 3rd: 75.21%
Heritage Auctions. Collection of James Kwis Internet Rare Books on December 5th: 95.99%
RR Auction. Fine Autographs and Artifacts featuring Science and Technology - Internet bidstart 11/22 on December 4th: 56.88%
Koller Auctions. Photography on December 2nd: 65.93%
Aste Bolaffi. Sports Memorabilia on December 5th: 60.00%
Aste Bolaffi. Posters on December 4th: 43.23%
Aguttes. Aristophil - 28 * Germanica on December 4th: 78.72%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on December 3rd: 82.86%
Bonhams. Fine Books and Manuscripts on December 4th: 86.51%
Bonhams. History of Science and Technology on December 4th: 53.33%
Grogan and Company. Fall Auction on November 17th: 95.65%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on November 27th: 89.05%
Sothebys. Space Photography - Online bidstart 11/26 on December 3rd: 83.26%
Stephan Welz & Co.. Books, Fine Art Prints on November 26th: 48.05%
North American Auction Company. November Premier Collector Sale - Books, Prints, Signs, Photographs on November 16th: 85.98%
North American Auction Company. Montana Antiques on October 26th: 85.95%
North American Auction Company. Antique and Collector's Auction on September 28th: 83.51%
Christian Hesse Auktionen. Anniversary Sale - Part 3 : Books from the 16th to 20th Century on November 23rd: 73.85%
Christian Hesse Auktionen. Anniversary Sale - Part 2 : Private Press Books from The Bear Press, Burgart Presse, Kaldewey Press, on November 23rd: 68.61%
Christian Hesse Auktionen. Anniversary Sale - Part 1 : Modern Art · Photography · Applied Arts on November 23rd: 63.00%
Morphy Auctions. Coin-Op and Advertising - Signs, Posters and Prints on November 21st: 89.91%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 11/24 on December 1st: 99.73%
Heritage Auctions. U.S. Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 11/26 on December 3rd: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 11/26 on December 3rd: 98.71%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 11/2 on December 1st: 100.00%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on November 30th: 84.50%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 11/22 on November 29th: 84.81%
Catawiki B. V.. Cartography - Online Bidstart 11/22 on November 28th: 38.00%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 11/15 on November 26th: 86.21%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 11/15 on November 25th: 85.71%
Catawiki B. V.. Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 11/15 on November 24th: 61.29%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 11/24 on December 1st: 97.10%


For the week ahead 54 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Dec. 9th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 84 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Holiday Treasures - session 5. 1228 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 11/29. 49 lots
Winner's Auctions Ltd. Jerusalem. Gold Coins, Chabad, Amulets and Belongings of Tzaddikim, Kabala & Chassidic books, Manuscripts and L. 45 lots

Tue. Dec. 10th
Swann Galleries. New York. Illustration Art. 277 lots
Artcurial. Paris. Books and Manuscripts. 175 lots
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Books from the Collection of Engineer Don Lorezo Zambrano. 250 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 230 lots
Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers. Kilkenny. Rare Books, Literature, Collectibles, & Ephmera. 862 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. U.S. Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 12/3. 609 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 12/3. 180 lots
Christies. London - King Street. Old Master Prints. 297 lots
Sothebys. London. English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations - Online Bidstart 12/3. 224 lots
Christies. New York. Ansel Adams and the American West: Photographs from the Center for Creative Photography. 86 lots
Hindman Auctions. Chicago. Atlanta Collections - Online. 16 lots
Robert Siegel Galleries. New York. Worldwide Postal History. 895 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 11/29. 30 lots
Robert Siegel Galleries. New York. The Santiago Cruz Large Gold Medal Collection of Colombia SCADTA Air Post Issues. 180 lots

Wed. Dec. 11th
Christies. London - King Street. Shakespeare and Goethe: Masterpieces of European Literature from the Schøyen Collection. 79 lots
Christies. London - King Street. Books, including Science & Natural History. 176 lots
Bonhams. London. Prints and Multiples. 135 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Documents. 525 lots
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Books and Manuscripts. 218 lots
Doyle New York. New York. Photographs. 104 lots
PIASA. Paris. Editions, featuring Sam Francis Gravures. 230 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Best of British: Editions 1950 - 2019. 120 lots
Nye & Company Auctioneers. Bloomfield. Estate Treasures - Fine Art Prints, Books. 14 lots
Christies. London - King Street. Important Books, Atlases, Globes & Scientific Instruments from the Collection of Nico and Nanni Isra. 32 lots
Stockholms Auktionsverk. Stockholm. Rare Books, Maps and Manuscripts. 216 lots
Aste Bolaffi. Turin. PostersRare Books and Autographs. 845 lots
Christies. New York. Fashion Photos - Online bidstart 12/2. 51 lots

Thu. Dec. 12th
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Modern Literature & First Editions, Children's, Private Press & Illustrated Books. 368 lots
ALDE. Paris. Ancient and XIX Century Books. 224 lots
ALDE. Paris. Original Editions of the 19th to 20th Centuries. 191 lots
Il Ponte. Milan. Photographs. 138 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Marvels of Modern Music - Internet bidstart 12/5. 474 lots
Sothebys. London. The Art of Travel - Online bidstart 12/2. 16 lots
Sothebys. Paris. La Collection Ribes II. 199 lots
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. Comic & Illustration Art the Property of a Distinguished American Collector. 211 lots

Fri. Dec. 13th
Charlton Hall. West Columbia, SC. Holiday Sale. 28 lots
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. Ancient and Modern Books. 150 lots
Arenberg Auctions. BRUSSEL. Books and Prints. 1203 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 12/6. 135 lots

Sat. Dec. 14th
Aspire Auctions. Cleveland. Fine Art - Prints - online bidstart 12/6. 38 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 200 lots
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Lee's Summit . The McHugh Collection of HISTORICALLY SIGNIFICANT RAILROADIANA. 145 lots
Michael Treloar. Adelaide SA. Autographs, Manuscripts and Signed Books - Online bidstart 11/29. 189 lots
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Winter Magic. 294 lots
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. 75172 Pforzheim. Books, Autographs, Photographs, Prints. 768 lots

Sun. Dec. 15th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 12/8.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 12/8.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 11/17. 187 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Art and Photography - Online bidstart 12/6. 3 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 12/6. 37 lots

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  • <center><b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers<br>The Collectors’ Sale<br>July 7 – 15, 2020</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Jul. 7 – 15:</b> O'Fihely, Maurice Abp. <i>Questiones subtilissme Scoti in metaphysicam Aristotelis</i>, Venice (Octavianus Scoti) 20th November 1497. 8,000 to 12,000 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Jul. 7 – 15:</b> Pococke (Richard). <i>A Description of the East and some other Countries,</i> 3 vols. in 2, L. (W. Bowyer) 1743. 2,250 to 3,500 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Jul. 7 – 15:</b> Keogh (John). <i>Botanalogia Universalis Hibernica, or A General Irish Herbal Calculated for this Kingdom, giving an account of the Herbs, Scrubs…</i>, Corke (George Harrison) 1735. 1,000 to 1,500 €
    <center><b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers<br>The Collectors’ Sale<br>July 7 – 15, 2020</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Jul. 7 – 15:</b> Perry (Charles). <i>A View of the Levant particularly of Constantinople, Syria, Egypt and Greece,</i> L. (T. Woodward) 1743. 800 to 1,200 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Jul. 7 – 15:</b> Shaw (Thomas). <i>Travels, or Observations Relating to Several Parts of Barbary and the Levant,</i>, Oxford (The Theatre) 1738. 600 to 700 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Jul. 7 – 15:</b> [French (Nicholas) Bishop of Ferns] Attributed, <i>Recit Exact et Fidele de la Vente et Partage du Roiaume d'Irlande Fait Sous Charles II…,</i> Milan (Chez Charles Joseph Quinto) 1724. 500 to 700 €
    <center><b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers<br>The Collectors’ Sale<br>July 7 – 15, 2020</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Jul. 7 – 15:</b> [French (V. Rev.Dr. Nicholas, Bp of Ferns.)] <i>The Unkinde Desertor of Loyall Men and True Frinds,</i> 12mo, n.p. 1676. 500 to 700 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Jul. 7 – 15:</b> Yeats (W.B.) <i>Plays and Controversies,</i>, N.Y. (The MacMillan Company) 1924, Signed Limited Edn. 500 to 700 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Jul. 7 – 15:</b> Barrie (J.M.) & Thomson (Hugh) illus. <i>Quality Street, a Comedy in Four Acts,</i> L. (Hodder and Stoughton) 1901, Limited Edition, signed by the artist. 500 to 700 €
    <center><b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers<br>The Collectors’ Sale<br>July 7 – 15, 2020</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Jul. 7 – 15:</b> Molyneaux (William). <i>The Case of Ireland's being bound by Acts of Parliament in England Stated,</i> [London 1719]. 200 to 300 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Jul. 7 – 15:</b> Johnston's (W. & A.) Map of South Africa, to illustrate the Military Operations 1900. 100 to 150 €
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Music, Continental Books and Medieval Manuscripts<br>Online Auction 7-14 July
    <b>Sotheby’s:</b> Isaac Newton. <i>Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica.</i> £280,000 to £350,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s:</b> Johann Sebastian Bach. Two early editions: Fantaisie pour le Clavecin. £1,000 to £1,500.
    <b>Sotheby’s:</b> Mozart. Early edition, in parts, of the Concerto in A for piano and orchestra. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Music, Continental Books and Medieval Manuscripts<br>Online Auction 7-14 July
    <b>Sotheby’s:</b> Beethoven. First edition, second issue of the Ninth Symphony op.125. £1,000 to £1,500.
    <b>Sotheby’s:</b> Cervantes. <i>Don Quixote,</i> Barcelona, 1617. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s:</b> Johann Sebastian Bach. Three first and early editions of music for organ. £1,200 to £1,500.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries July 16:</b><br>N.C. Wyeth, <i>The Black Arrow,</i> oil on canvas, for the book by Robert Louis Stevenson, 1916. $150,000 to $250,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries July 16:</b> Laurent de Brunhoff, mixed media color study for <i>Babar’s World Tour,</i> 2005. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries July 16:</b> Hilary Knight, <i>Eloise with Valentine,</i> watercolor, ink & pencil, 2015. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries July 16:</b> Howard Pyle, <i>It was a Comrade from His Own Regiment,</i> oil on canvas, for <i>Harper’s Monthly Magazine,</i> 1909. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries July 16:</b><br>Coby Whitmore, <i>‘Poor baby! You want me so much,’ she said,</i> acrylic, for <i>The Saturday Evening Post,</i> 1968. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries July 16:</b><br>Al Hirschfeld, <i>Charley’s Aunt,</i> pen & ink, for the Broadway revival, <i>The New York Times,</i> 1940. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries July 16:</b><br>Erté, <i>Décor de Laideronnette,</i> gouache set design for third movement of <i>Mother Goose,</i> 1949. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries July 16:</b> Vince McIndoe, <i>Villainous Last Supper, DC Comics,</i> oil on canvas, 2016. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries July 16:</b> Arthur Getz, <i>Rooftop Party,</i> casein tempera, cover illustration for <i>The New Yorker,</i> 1970. $2,000 to $3,000.