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Rare Book Hub: 57 Auctions Archived, another 53 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Friday, 11 December 2020, 57 auctions were archived to Rare Book Hub’s Transactions+ Database; 1 denominated in Swiss francs, 1 in Columbian pesos, 14 in euros, 9 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, 1 in Swedish kroner, and 30 in US dollars.

 

Turnover was $27,371,120 as 79% of all lots offered sold.  Seventeen thousand four hundred ninety-four were offered and 13,882 changed hands.  The pace of sales is continuing to surge into the holiday respite.  We are in a New World as we head into a New Year.

 

8 auctions saw total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Arader GalleriesAudubons, Natural History Watercolors, Fine European and American Oil Paintings, Rare Maps, Books, & on December 5th: $4,071,240 
ChristiesValuable Books and Manuscripts on December 9th: $3,644,639 
SothebysEnglish Literature, History, Children's Books - bidstart 12/1 on December 8th: $2,174,229 
Koller AuctionsPrints and Multiples on December 5th: $2,132,125 
BonhamsPrints and Multiples on December 9th: $1,748,031 
BonhamsFine Books and Manuscripts on December 11th: $1,671,698 
SothebysOld Master Prints including Property from the Collection of the Late Walter L. Strauss - bidstart 11 on December 7th: $1,493,120 
RR AuctionFine Autographs and Artifacts: Featuring Science and Technology- bidstart 11/20 on December 9th: $1,203,747 

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

Richard Opfer Auctioneering, Inc.Book Auction on December 7th: 395.76% 
Heritage AuctionsOtto Penzler Collection of Mystery Fiction - Internet only on December 7th: 285.32% 
AderAntiquarian and Modern Books - Modern Illustrated Books on December 9th: 188.99% 
FerratonBooks, Paintings and Drawings on November 21st: 158.28% 
Gonnelli Casa DAsteGraphics and Books on December 3rd: 157.52% 
BonhamsPrints and Multiples on December 9th: 145.28% 
Vermot de PasMr. Laurenchet's Library of Oenology - Wine and Spirits on December 10th: 140.74% 
Leland Little AuctionsThe Important Winter Auction on December 5th: 139.59% 
Koller AuctionsPrints and Multiples on December 5th: 127.33% 
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 10/12 on December 8th: 124.90% 
Thomson Roddick Auctioneers & ValuersAntiquarian and Collectible Books on December 10th: 121.44% 
Bogota AuctionPrints and Multiples on November 24th: 121.21% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 11/20 on December 2nd: 116.92% 
SothebysEnglish Literature, History, Children's Books - bidstart 12/1 on December 8th: 114.25% 
Dirk Soulis AuctionsWinter Fine Art Auction - Prints on December 4th: 112.66% 
Catawiki B. V.Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 11/20 on November 29th: 108.34% 
Bellmans Auctioneers and ValuersPrinted Books, Maps and Manuscripts including Fine Bindings and Science Books from the Collection of on December 8th: 101.40% 
Leslie Hindman AuctioneersPrints and Multiples on December 9th: 100.99% 
FinartePrints and Multiples on December 3rd: 100.07% 
BonhamsHighlights from the Medical Library of the late James Tait Goodrich on December 10th: 100.02% 


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

Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 10/12 on December 8th: 100.00% 
Bogota AuctionPrints and Multiples on November 24th: 100.00% 
Leland Little AuctionsThe Collection of Mr. Duggins and Mr. Dunn, High Point, North Carolina on October 15th: 100.00% 
Garth's Auctioneers and AppraisersThe 60th Anniversary Thanksgiving Americana Sale - Timed, online only - bidstart 11/26 on December 6th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online - bidstart 11/29 on December 7th: 99.52% 
Heritage AuctionsUS Currency Weekly Online - Bidstart 12/1 on December 8th: 99.39% 
Heritage AuctionsThe TMNT Auction: Heroes in a Half-Shell ((Monthlong Auction)) on December 10th: 99.12% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters Weekly - Bidstart 11/29 on December 6th: 98.89% 
Neal Auction CompanyLouisiana Purchase Auction on November 22nd: 98.86% 
Heritage AuctionsSports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 11/22 on December 6th: 98.85% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on November 28th: 97.50% 
Leland Little AuctionsThe Important Winter Auction on December 5th: 96.97% 
Thomson Roddick Auctioneers & ValuersAntiquarian and Collectible Books on December 10th: 96.63% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on December 5th: 96.50% 
Dirk Soulis AuctionsWinter Fine Art Auction - Prints on December 4th: 95.89% 
Bruneau & Co. Comic and Toy Discovery IT Auction on December 4th: 94.74% 
Heritage AuctionsOtto Penzler Collection of Mystery Fiction - Internet only on December 7th: 94.22% 
Heritage AuctionsEntertainment and Music Memorabilia on December 6th: 93.84% 
Richard Opfer Auctioneering, Inc.Book Auction on December 7th: 93.31% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 11/20 on December 2nd: 92.86% 
North American Auction CompanyEnd of Year Collector Auction on December 5th: 92.00% 
PBA GalleriesComic Books on December 10th: 91.60% 
Brunk AuctionsPremier Auctions on December 5th: 91.30% 
Bellmans Auctioneers and ValuersPrinted Books, Maps and Manuscripts including Fine Bindings and Science Books from the Collection of on December 8th: 90.50% 
Leslie Hindman AuctioneersPrints and Multiples on December 9th: 90.43% 
FerratonBooks, Paintings and Drawings on November 21st: 90.24% 
Koller AuctionsPrints and Multiples on December 5th: 89.86% 
Catawiki B. V.Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 11/20 on November 29th: 88.64% 
Revere AuctionsFine Books and Antiques on December 11th: 86.81% 
AderAntiquarian and Modern Books - Modern Illustrated Books on December 9th: 86.70% 
BonhamsHighlights from the Medical Library of the late James Tait Goodrich on December 10th: 85.50% 
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersBooks on December 11th: 83.17% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - bidstart 11/20 on December 1st: 82.98% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 11/27 on December 4th: 82.98% 
Vermot de PasMr. Laurenchet's Library of Oenology - Wine and Spirits on December 10th: 81.42% 
BonhamsPrints and Multiples on December 9th: 80.57% 
 
Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys Autograph manuscript notes on the Great Pyramid of Egypt, c. 1680s on December 8th Actual price: USD $506,085.
  2. Bonhams Liber chronicarum. on December 11th Actual price: USD $437,812.
  3. Christies Civitates orbis terrarum. on December 9th Actual price: USD $369,707.
  4. Arader Galleries Manuscript Map of Patapsco River - Chesapeake Bay on December 5th Actual price: USD $360,000.
  5. Arader Galleries Lafon Map of Louisiana 1806 on December 5th Actual price: USD $360,000.
  6. Arader Galleries Gastaldi 4-part Wall Map of Asia on December 5th Actual price: USD $360,000.
  7. Sothebys Melencolia I (B. 74; M., Holl. 75) on December 7th Actual price: USD $253,043.
  8. Christies Oriental Scenery. on December 9th Actual price: USD $252,073.
  9. Arader Galleries Redoute Original Watercolor, Floentis Iris on December 5th Actual price: USD $228,000.
  10. Ader Directorium humane quickly alias parabola antiquoru(m) sapientu(m). on December 9th Actual price: USD $220,341.
  11. Sothebys For Private Distribution... Extracts from Letters addressed to Professor Henslow..., 1835, original wrappers on December 8th Actual price: USD $219,304.
  12. Sothebys Pricking of love, illuminated manuscript in Middle English [England, fifteenth century] on December 8th Actual price: USD $219,304.
  13. Arader Galleries Ortelius Atlas Spanish 1588 on December 5th Actual price: USD $216,000.
  14. Sothebys The Toilet of Helen, original ink drawing for Savoy, 1895 on December 8th Actual price: USD $168,695.
  15. Arader Galleries Redoute Original Watercolor, Plantain Lily on December 5th Actual price: USD $168,000.
  16. Arader Galleries Redoute Original Watercolor, Red Lily on December 5th Actual price: USD $162,000.
  17. Arader Galleries Audubon, White Pelican, Plate 311 on December 5th Actual price: USD $162,000.
  18. Sothebys Self-Portrait with Curly Hair and White Collar: Bust (B., Holl. 1; New Holl. 66; H. 33) on December 7th Actual price: USD $151,826.
  19. Arader Galleries Waldseemuller's Admiral's Map on December 5th Actual price: USD $150,000.
  20. Bonhams Barcode on December 9th Actual price: USD $134,775.
  21. Sothebys The Road to Serfdom, 1944, inscribed to Karl Popper on December 8th Actual price: USD $126,521.
  22. Christies SINGING OF THE NEW SONG; and THE BLESSED BEFORE THE THRONE OF GOD, two miniatures on either side of a cutting from the Burckhardt-Wildt Apocalypse, illuminated manuscript on vellum on December 9th Actual price: USD $126,036.
  23. Arader Galleries Redoute Original Watercolor, Fragarant Daffodil on December 5th Actual price: USD $126,000.
  24. Koller Auctions PABLO PICASSO Grande tête de Jacqueline au chapeau. 1962. on December 5th Actual price: USD $123,779.
  25. Arader Galleries Audubon, Male Turkey, Plate 1 on December 5th Actual price: USD $120,000.



57 total sales reported this week:

Koller Auctions. Prints and Multiples on December 5th: 89.86%
Bogota Auction. Prints and Multiples on November 24th: 100.00%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Books on December 11th: 83.17%
Neal Auction Company. Louisiana Purchase Auction on November 22nd: 98.86%
North American Auction Company. End of Year Collector Auction on December 5th: 92.00%
Ferraton. Books, Paintings and Drawings on November 21st: 90.24%
Revere Auctions. Fine Books and Antiques on December 11th: 86.81%
Bonhams. Fine Books and Manuscripts on December 11th: 69.49%
Vermot de Pas. Mr. Laurenchet's Library of Oenology - Wine and Spirits on December 10th: 81.42%
Thomson Roddick Auctioneers & Valuers. Antiquarian and Collectible Books on December 10th: 96.63%
Stockholms Auktionsverk. Rare Books, Maps and Manuscripts on December 10th: 75.29%
PBA Galleries. Comic Books on December 10th: 91.60%
Bonhams. Highlights from the Medical Library of the late James Tait Goodrich on December 10th: 85.50%
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Rare Books - Online bidstart 12/3 on December 10th: 32.52%
Ader. Antiquarian and Modern Books - Modern Illustrated Books on December 9th: 86.70%
Heritage Auctions. The TMNT Auction: Heroes in a Half-Shell ((Monthlong Auction)) on December 10th: 99.12%
RR Auction. Fine Autographs and Artifacts: Featuring Science and Technology- bidstart 11/20 on December 9th: 61.21%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Prints and Multiples on December 9th: 90.43%
Christies. Valuable Books and Manuscripts on December 9th: 72.86%
Bonhams. Prints and Multiples - Online, bidstart 12/2 on December 9th: 53.89%
Bonhams. Prints and Multiples on December 9th: 80.57%
Heritage Auctions. Photographs Monthly Online on December 9th: 64.58%
Bellmans Auctioneers and Valuers. Printed Books, Maps and Manuscripts including Fine Bindings and Science Books from the Collection of on December 8th: 90.50%
Sothebys. English Literature, History, Children's Books - bidstart 12/1 on December 8th: 68.75%
Tessier & Sarrou and Associates. Marine and Voyage on December 4th: 67.82%
Tessier & Sarrou and Associates. Poster Sale on December 5th: 42.99%
OSENAT. European Avant-Garde, 1965-2000 - A Private Parisian Collection on December 6th: 56.25%
Sothebys. Old Master Prints including Property from the Collection of the Late Walter L. Strauss - bidstart 11 on December 7th: 73.50%
Heritage Auctions. US Currency Weekly Online - Bidstart 12/1 on December 8th: 99.39%
Heritage Auctions. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 10/12 on December 8th: 100.00%
Richard Opfer Auctioneering, Inc.. Book Auction on December 7th: 93.31%
Forum Auctions. Best of British on December 7th: 61.59%
Arader Galleries. Audubons, Natural History Watercolors, Fine European and American Oil Paintings, Rare Maps, Books, & on December 5th: 45.90%
Heritage Auctions. Comics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online - bidstart 11/29 on December 7th: 99.52%
Heritage Auctions. Otto Penzler Collection of Mystery Fiction - Internet only on December 7th: 94.22%
Garth's Auctioneers and Appraisers. The 60th Anniversary Thanksgiving Americana Sale - Timed, online only - bidstart 11/26 on December 6th: 100.00%
PosterConnection Inc.. Poster Auction on December 5th: 56.43%
Morton Subastas. Photographs - online bidstart 11/25 on December 5th: 15.18%
Leland Little Auctions. The Important Winter Auction on December 5th: 96.97%
Jeschke van Vliet Auctions Berlin GmbH. Rare Books, Prints, and Historic Photographs on December 4th: 45.67%
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Winter Fine Art Auction - Prints on December 4th: 95.89%
Chiswick Auctions. Autographs and Memorabilia on December 4th: 54.57%
Bruneau & Co. . Comic and Toy Discovery IT Auction on December 4th: 94.74%
Finarte. Prints and Multiples on December 3rd: 74.44%
Brunk Auctions. Premier Auctions on December 5th: 91.30%
Gonnelli Casa DAste. Graphics and Books on December 3rd: 75.47%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 11/27 on December 4th: 82.98%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 11/20 on December 2nd: 92.86%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - bidstart 11/20 on December 1st: 82.98%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - bidstart 11/20 on November 30th: 79.78%
Catawiki B. V.. Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 11/20 on November 29th: 88.64%
Leland Little Auctions. The Collection of Mr. Duggins and Mr. Dunn, High Point, North Carolina on October 15th: 100.00%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on November 28th: 97.50%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on December 5th: 96.50%
Heritage Auctions. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 11/22 on December 6th: 98.85%
Heritage Auctions. Entertainment and Music Memorabilia on December 6th: 93.84%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters Weekly - Bidstart 11/29 on December 6th: 98.89%


For the week ahead 53 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Dec. 14th
Dorotheum . Vienna. Books and Decorative Graphics. 225 lots
Sothebys. New York. A Grand Vision: The David H. Arrington Collection of Ansel Adams Masterworks. 123 lots
Artcurial. Paris. Comic Strips Online- bidstart 12/8. 171 lots
Adams Amsterdam Auctions. Amsterdam. Fine Art and Aboriginal Art. 32 lots
Bonhams. New York. The Gift of Photographs - bidstart 12/4. 152 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - bidstart 12/4. 86 lots

Tue. Dec. 15th
ALDE. Paris. First Editions of the 19th and 20th Centuries. 197 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. US Currency Weekly Online - Bidstart 12/8. 615 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 12/8. 192 lots
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Exeter. Specialist Sporting and Collectors Sale. 236 lots
Bonhams. London. Prints and Multiples. 118 lots
Aste Bolaffi. Turin. Rare Books and Autographs. 474 lots
Sothebys. Paris. Books and Manuscripts - bidstart 12/7. 175 lots
Ader. PARIS. Old and Modern Prints - Part 1. 251 lots
Doyle New York. New York. Photographs. 138 lots
Adams Amsterdam Auctions. Amsterdam. Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints, Photographs. 89 lots
Morphy Auctions. Denver. Edged Weapons, Armor, & Militaria. 73 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - bidstart 12/4. 45 lots
ALDE. Paris. Modern Illustrated Books and Original Bindings. 200 lots

Wed. Dec. 16th
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. Pierre Bergé's Library - 5th sale. 310 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Forum Auctions @ Artsy. 70 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 240 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. 19th & 20th Photography, China, Formosa & Japan, Military Cased Images. 411 lots
Ader. PARIS. Old and Modern Prints - Part 2. 241 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Once Upon a Time - Rare Children's Literature from Justin G. Schiller, Ltd.. 530 lots
A.H. Wilkens Auctions & Appraisals. Toronto. Antique Books, Maps, Prints and Documents. 279 lots
Trafford Books. Manchester. Ephemera, Cigarette Cards, Photographs, Postcards, Postage Stamps and Postal History.. 79 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 12/4. 128 lots
Sothebys. New York. Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including Selections from the Collection of Barbara and Ira Lipman - bid. 269 lots
Sothebys. New York. Prints and Multiples - Online, bidstart 12/4. 181 lots

Thu. Dec. 17th
Bonhams. London. Fine Books, Atlases, Manuscripts and Historical Photographs. 252 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Maps and Atlases, Natural History and Color Plate Books. 405 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Americana - Travel and Exploration - World History - Cartography. 380 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Military & Aviation History, Medals & Militaria, Barnes Wallis & Winston Churchill. 195 lots
Finarte. Milan. Photographs. 371 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Steve Jobs + Apple - bidstart 12/10. 25 lots
ALDE. Paris. Old Books from the 15th-19th Centuries. 371 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Holiday 2020: Stocks and Bonds (Mining, Railroad, Other). 712 lots
Heritage Auctions. Hong Kong. HKINF World Paper Money. 473 lots
One Of A Kind Collectibles. Coral Gables. Rare Autographs and Books. 242 lots
Leland Little Auctions. Hillsborough, NC. Holiday Estate Auction. 34 lots
Nye & Company Auctioneers. Bloomfield. Discovery Backyard Auction. 122 lots

Fri. Dec. 18th
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . Winter Fine Sale and Gallery Auction. 25 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Holiday 2020: Railroad, Mining, Americana, Numismatic. 455 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 12/11. 108 lots

Sat. Dec. 19th
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 200 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Holiday 2020: Philatelic (Express, Covers, Postcards). 762 lots

Sun. Dec. 20th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online - bidstart 12/13.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters Weekly - Bidstart 12/13.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 12/6. 203 lots
Garth's Auctioneers and Appraisers. Columbus. Eclectic Auction - Timed Online Only - bidstart 12/3.
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Holiday 2020: Art, Native Americana, Sports, Dealer Part 1. 480 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 12/11. 40 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <center><b>Doyle<br>Stage & Screen<br>Auction April 28</b>
    <b>Doyle, Stage & Screen:</b> Lot 12. OKLAHOMA! Celeste Holm's vocal score for Oklahoma! inscribed by Richard Rodgers. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Doyle, Stage & Screen:</b> Lot 20. WILSON, DOOLEY. Fine inscribed photograph to Celeste Holm with Casablanca reference. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Doyle, Stage & Screen:</b> Lot 79. Original production script of the Broadway musical CATS with notes written by Claude Tessier. $600 to $900.
    <center><b>Doyle<br>Stage & Screen<br>Auction April 28</b>
    <b>Doyle, Stage & Screen:</b> Lot 139. STEPHEN SONDHEIM. Autographed musical manuscript signed for "Broadway Baby" from Follies. $500 to $800.
    <b>Doyle, Stage & Screen:</b> Lot 180.<br>Cecil Beaton. Headdress for Liza at the Ball, from My Fair Lady, circa 1962. $700 to $900.
    <b>Doyle, Stage & Screen:</b> Lot 177.<br>Cecil Beaton. Set Design for The Gainsborough Girls, 1951. $2,000 to $3,000.
  • <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 54. Fanciful engraving of earth's interior with magma core and errupting volcanoes (1682). $1500 to $1800.
    <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 165. Rare state of Jefferys' influential map of New England in contemporary color (1755). $8000 to $9500.
    <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 177. Mouzon's foundation map of the Carolinas (1775). $10000 to $13000.
    <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 183. Very rare first state of De Fer's map of the Lower Mississippi Valley (1715). $20000 to $25000.
    <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 253. Scarce Scottish edition based on Ellicott's plan of Washington, D.C. (1796). $2400 to $3000.
    <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 313. Stunning view of Philadelphia by John Bachmann (1850). $3250 to $4250.
    <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 338. Rare Civil War map based on Bucholtz map of Virginia (1862). $9500 to $12000.
    <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 667. First map to accurately show Luzon in Philippines (1590). $6000 to $7500.
    <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 682. Rare map of Shanghai International Settlement published just after WWI (1918). $7000 to $9000.
    <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 738. Coronelli's superb map of the Pacific showing the Island of California (1697) Est. $2400 - $3000
    <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 743. A cornerstone piece in the mapping of Australia and New Zealand (1726) Est. $6000 - $7500
    <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 781. An uncommon signature during Jefferson's Governorship of Virginia (1779) Est. $9500 - $11000
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Collection of a Connoisseur:<br>History in Manuscript, Part 2<br>27 April 2021</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, through Apr. 27:</b><br>Ronald Reagan. Series of 37 letters to Senator George Murphy, and related material, 1968-90. £50,000 to £70,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, through Apr. 27:</b><br>Chaim Weizmann. Autograph letter signed, to General Sir Gilbert Clayton, 6 September 1918. £20,000 to £30,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, through Apr. 27:</b><br>Sir Winston Churchill. Autograph letter signed, to Pamela, Lady Lytton, 1942. £20,000 to $30,000.
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Collection of a Connoisseur:<br>History in Manuscript, Part 2<br>27 April 2021</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, through Apr. 27:</b><br>Oscar Wilde. Five autograph letters signed, to Alsager Vian, 1887. £15,000 to £20,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, through Apr. 27:</b><br>Napoleon I. Letter signed to Admiral Ganteaume, ordering the invasion of England, 22 August 1805. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, through Apr. 27:</b><br>Horatio, Viscount Nelson, and Emma Hamilton. Two autograph letter signed, to Catherine and George Matcham, 1805. £6,000 to £8,000.
  • <center><b>Doyle<br>Rare Books, Autographs & Maps<br>Timed auction, April 29</b>
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 1032. RATZER, BERNARD. Plan of the City of New York in North America, surveyed in the years 1766 & 1767. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 1011. [BROADSIDE]. Life, Last Words and Dying Confession, of Rachel Wall... $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 1055. BEATON, CECIL. Scrapbook prepared by Cecil Beaton over the period 1935-1944, with some later inclusions. $800 to $1,200.
    <center><b>Doyle<br>Rare Books, Autographs & Maps<br>Timed auction, April 29</b>
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 1051. ADDAMS, CHARLES. Original drawing "I hope the power doesn't go out until after Masterpiece Theatre." $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 1037. The Campaign Speeches of Nixon of Kennedy, inscribed to William Safire by Richard Nixon and secretarially for John Kennedy. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 1036. Celebration of the Commencement of Work on Rapid Transit Railroad. March 24th 1900, one o'clock, City Hall Park, New York. $200 to $300.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 1005. 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers signed baseball including Jackie Robinson. $3,000 to $5,000.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 15:</b> Frances Palmer, <i>Battle of Buena Vista,</i> chromolithograph, New York, 1847. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 15:</b> Antonio Colmenero de Ledesma, the earliest publication concerned solely with chocolate, first edition, Madrid, 1631. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 15:</b> Romans Bernard, <i>An Exact View of the Late Battle at Charlestown, June 17th, 1775,</i> engraving, 1776. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 15:</b> <i>A Short Narrative of the Horrid Massacre in Boston,</i> English edition, London, 1770. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 15:</b> William Soule, <i>Lodge of the Plains Indians,</i> albumen print, 1872. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 15:</b> Manuscript document to enforce New York’s “Agreement of Non-Importation” during the heyday of the Sons of Liberty, New York, 1769. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 15:</b> Clarence Mackenzie, <i>Drummer Boy of the 13th Regiment of Brooklyn,</i> salt print with applied color, 1861. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 15:</b> Moses Lopez, <i>A Lunar Calendar,</i> first Jewish calendar published in America, Newport, RI, 1806. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 15:</b><br>The Book of Mormon, first edition, Palmyra, 1830. $30,000 to $40,000.