• <i>Der Sturm.</i> 1922. Sold October 2021 for € 13,000.
    Diophantus Alexandrinus, <i>Arithmeticorum libri sex.</i> 1670. Sold October 2021 for € 18,000.
    <i>Cozzani Ettore e altri, l’Eroica. Tutto il pubblicato.</i> Sold October 2021 for € 11,000.
    Newton Isaac, <i>Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica.</i> 1714. Sold October 2021 for € 7,500.
    Manetti Saverio, <i>Storia naturale degli uccelli.</i> 1767-1776. Sold April 2021 for € 26,000.
  • <b><center>Swann Auction Galleries<br>Illustration Art<br>December 16, 2021</b>
    <b>Swann, Dec. 16:</b> Edmund Dulac, <i>The Snow Queen,</i> watercolor, gouache, pen & ink, 1828. $50,000 - $70,000.
    <b>Swann, Dec. 16:</b> Neysa McMein, <i>Looking Into the Mirror,</i> pastel on board, 1938. $6,000 - $9,000.
    <b>Swann, Dec. 16:</b> Arthur Rackham, <i>Sabrina Fair,</i> watercolor, pen & ink over graphite, 1921. $15,000 - $20,000.
    <b>Swann, Dec. 16:</b> Edward Gorey, T-shirt design for <i>Mystery!,</i> ink & wash with graphite, circa 1980s. $6,000 - $9,000.
    <b><center>Swann Auction Galleries<br>Illustration Art<br>December 16, 2021</b>
    <b>Swann, Dec. 16:</b> Giles de Tremaudan, <i>Mickey’s Garden,</i> colored pencil, 1935. $15,000 - $25,000.
    <b>Swann, Dec. 16:</b> Georges Lepape, <i>Les Oiseaux Blancs,</i> mixed media, 1917. $8,000 - $12,000.
    <b>Swann, Dec. 16:</b> Eric Carle, <i>“And now I shall eat you up!”,</i> hand painted and glazed collage, 1978. $5,000 - $7,000.
    <b>Swann, Dec. 16:</b> Charles Addams, <i>“Just a minute, you guys - we’re missing one shovel”,</i> watercolor, ink and gouache, 1955. $8,000 - $10,000.
  • <b><center>Christie’s<br>Valuable Books and Manuscripts<br>December 15</b>
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    <b><center>Christie’s<br>Valuable Books and Manuscripts<br>December 15</b>
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    <b><center>Christie’s<br>Valuable Books and Manuscripts<br>December 15</b>
  • <b><center>Aste Bolaffi<br>Rare Books and Autographs<br>December 16, 2021</b>
    <b>Aste Bolaffi, Dec. 16:</b> [Book of hours of Jean Boutin]. Illuminated manuscript on vellum, use of Rome, in Latin and French. France, early 15th century. From €50,000.
    <b>Aste Bolaffi, Dec. 16:</b> [Book of Hours]. Pontifical illuminated manuscript on parchment, in Latin. Southern France, late 15th century. From €40,000.
    <b>Aste Bolaffi, Dec. 16:</b> [Book of Hours]. Illuminated manuscript on parchment, in Latin and French. France, late 15th century. From €40,000.
    <b><center>Aste Bolaffi<br>Rare Books and Autographs<br>December 16, 2021</b>
    <b>Aste Bolaffi, Dec. 16:</b> [Book of Hours]. Officium B. Mariae Virginis. Illuminated manuscript on parchment, use of Rome, in Latin and Italian. 1482. From €40,000.
    <b>Aste Bolaffi, Dec. 16:</b> [Book of Hours]. Manuscript on parchment, in French. Amiens, 14th century. From €10,000.
    <b>Aste Bolaffi, Dec. 16:</b> Verdi, Giuseppe. 9 handwritten lines signed by Luisa Miller, with a dedication 'to Monsieur Felix Le Couppey, Paris 24 Jan. 1852'. From €8,000.
    <b><center>Aste Bolaffi<br>Rare Books and Autographs<br>December 16, 2021</b>
    <b>Aste Bolaffi, Dec. 16:</b> French Renaissance binding, produced in Lyon or Paris in the second half of the 16th century. Rhetoricorum secundus tomus in Gryphius' edition of 1548. From €800.
    <b>Aste Bolaffi, Dec. 16:</b> [Printing and the Mind of Man]. Gesner, Conrad. <i>Vogelbuch Darinn die art, natur und eigenschafft aller vöglen.</i> Zurigo, Froschauer, 1581, 1583, 1585, 1589. From €10,000.
    <b>Aste Bolaffi, Dec. 16:</b> [Dalmatia]. Berlinghieri, Francesco. Tabula quinta de Europa. Florence, Niccolò di Lorenzo della Magna, [before September 1482]. From €8,000.
    <b><center>Aste Bolaffi<br>Rare Books and Autographs<br>December 16, 2021</b>
    <b>Aste Bolaffi, Dec. 16:</b> Giampiccoli, Giuliano. Jacobo Comiti Duratio […] Tabulas a Marco Ricci Auctore, Julianus Giampiccoli incidit. Venezia, Teodoro Viero, 1775. €30,000.
    <b>Aste Bolaffi, Dec. 16:</b> [Piazzetta]. Pitteri, Marco. Studj di pittura gia dissegnati da Giambatista Piazzetta ed ora con l'intaglio di Marco Pitteri. Venezia, Giovanni Battista Albrizzi, 1760. From €4,000.
    <b>Aste Bolaffi, Dec. 16:</b> [Printing and the Mind of Man]. Palladio, Andrea. <i>I quattro libri dell'architettura.</i> Venezia, Domenico de' Franceschi, 1570. From €14,000.

Auction Update Review

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Rare Book Hub: 31 Auctions Archived, another 52 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Friday, 10 September 2021, 31 auctions were archived to Rare Book Hub’s Transactions+ Database, 1 denominated in Danish krone, 9 in euros, 4 in British pounds, and 17 in US dollars.

 

Turnover was $3,701,470 as a slim 64% of all lots offered were sold.  There were 8,531 lots posted and 5,481 changed hands.  The average lot sold for $675.

 

It appears likely 700 auctions will be posted and completed from 1st September to 31st December.  If so, both consignors and bidders, will be B  U  S  Y!  Bon chance.

 

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


Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (pre-1800) - bidstart 8/20 on September 1st: 484.21%
SothebysOriginal Film Posters - bidstart 8/27 on September 7th: 143.09%
BonhamsThe Beaulieu Sale Collectors' Motor Cars & Automobilia on September 4th: 141.56%
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Modern Illustrated Books and Private Presses on September 9th: 141.43%
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 3/28/31 on September 7th: 112.53%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (pre-1600) - bidstart 8/20 on August 31st: 109.23%
Heritage AuctionsUS Currency Weekly Online - Bidstart 8/31 on September 7th: 103.05%


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

Heritage AuctionsTuesday Video Games and Trading Card Games Auction - bidstart 8/31 on September 7th: 100.00%
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 3/28/31 on September 7th: 100.00%
Heritage AuctionsComics, Animation and Art Weekly - Bidstart 8/29 on September 6th: 100.00%
Alaska Auction2021 Select Auction on September 8th: 100.00%
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters Weekly - Bidstart 8/29 on September 5th: 99.24%
Aspire AuctionsFine Art - Prints - bidstart 8/27 on September 4th: 98.94%
Heritage AuctionsUS Currency Weekly Online - Bidstart 8/31 on September 7th: 98.91%
Heritage AuctionsWednesday Comic Art & Animation Select Auction - bidstart 9/1 on September 8th: 98.15%
Heritage AuctionsSports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 8/22 on September 5th: 97.71%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (pre-1800) - bidstart 8/20 on September 1st: 96.85%
University ArchivesRare Autographs, Manuscripts and Books on August 25th: 96.68%
BonhamsThe Beaulieu Sale Collectors' Motor Cars & Automobilia on September 4th: 96.25%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on September 4th: 95.00%
EldredsSeptember Antiques and Accessories on September 8th: 94.41%
SothebysOriginal Film Posters - bidstart 8/27 on September 7th: 94.24%
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Modern Illustrated Books and Private Presses on September 9th: 93.06%
New England AuctionsLiterature, Graphics and Ephemera - bidstart 8/13 on September 7th: 91.15%
Bruun RasmussenPrints on September 7th: 89.41%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (pre-1600) - bidstart 8/20 on August 31st: 84.21%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (pre-1700) - bidstart 8/20 on August 30th: 84.00%
Catawiki B. V.Books - bidstart 8/20 on September 2nd: 83.33%

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys Bullitt (1968) Poster, French, First French release 1969 on September 7th Actual price: USD $69,615.
  2. Sothebys Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) Poster, US on September 7th Actual price: USD $45,250.
  3. University Archives Lincoln Slavery Letter! "the freed-men in Gen. Grant’s Department", also Mentions "U.S. Supreme Court", a Stunning ALS on August 25th Actual price: USD $37,500.
  4. Sothebys La Belle et la Bete / Beauty and the Beast (1946) Poster, French, Style A on September 7th Actual price: USD $31,327.
  5. Heritage Auctions Amazing Fantasy #15 (Marvel, 1962) CGC Apparent GD+ 2.5 Slight (C-1) Off-white pages. on September 6th Actual price: USD $28,800.
  6. Sothebys Star Wars (1977) Poster, US, Style C. Printer's proof on September 7th Actual price: USD $26,106.
  7. Sothebys Lawrence of Arabia (1962) Poster, US, Roadshow on September 7th Actual price: USD $26,106.
  8. Sothebys Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) Poster, US on September 7th Actual price: USD $26,106.
  9. University Archives Exceedingly Rare! President William Henry Harrison Signs His Handwritten Notation on a Letter From “an old Soldier of Mine” Who Fought Under Him in the War of 1812 on August 25th Actual price: USD $25,000.
  10. Sothebys Marilyn Monroe (1949) US, Vintage gelatin photograph (Tobey Beach). Printed c. 1965 on September 7th Actual price: USD $24,365.
  11. Heritage Auctions The Amazing Spider-Man #1 (Marvel, 1963) CGC VG/FN 5.0 Off-white to white pages. on September 6th Actual price: USD $24,000.
  12. Heritage Auctions Marvel Comics #1 Coverless (Timely, 1939) CGC NG (No Grade) Cream to off-white pages. on September 6th Actual price: USD $22,800.
  13. Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books Keere - Map of the World published 1636 - Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica Ac Hydrographica Tabula. A Pet. Kaerio on September 4th Actual price: USD $22,385.
  14. University Archives One of the Earliest Examples of Washington's Hand; A 1752 Survey of an Augusta County, Virginia Tract, Accomplished the Same Year He Inherited Mount Vernon on August 25th Actual price: USD $21,500.
  15. Sothebys The Italian Job (1969) Poster, US , Signed by Michael Caine on September 7th Actual price: USD $20,885.
  16. University Archives Sojourner Truth Signed CDV Quite Unique "I Sell the Shadow to Support the Substance" on August 25th Actual price: USD $20,000.
  17. Heritage Auctions Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez DC Style Guide Wonder Woman Illustration Original Art (DC, 1982). on September 8th Actual price: USD $19,200.
  18. University Archives Kim Il Sung Signed Lengthy Inscription in North Korean Book of Cultural Propaganda: "A revolutionary must always believe in people…" on August 25th Actual price: USD $18,750.
  19. Aspire Auctions Twelve Tribes of Israel (Les douze tribes d'Israel), 1973. on September 4th Actual price: USD $18,585.
  20. Heritage Auctions Special Marvel Edition #15 Master of Kung Fu (Marvel, 1973) CGC NM/MT 9.8 White pages. on September 6th Actual price: USD $18,000.
  21. Sothebys Goldfinger (1964) Poster, British, Style A , Signed by Honor Blackman on September 7th Actual price: USD $17,404.
  22. Heritage Auctions Tales of Suspense #39 (Marvel, 1963) CGC VG/FN 5.0 Off-white to white pages. on September 6th Actual price: USD $16,800.
  23. Sothebys Star Wars (1977) Poster, US, Advance, style B on September 7th Actual price: USD $16,534.
  24. University Archives Albert Einstein Scientific ALS Re: Theory of Relativity, Atomic & Hydrogen Bombs on August 26th Actual price: USD $15,000.
  25. Sothebys Shanghai Express (1932) Poster, French on September 7th Actual price: USD $14,793.



31 total sales reported this week:

Rossini. ONLINE SUMMER SALE - PAINTINGS, SCULPTURES, LITHOGRAPHS, 19TH, MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY on September 9th: 41.32%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Modern Illustrated Books and Private Presses on September 9th: 93.06%
Nye & Company Auctioneers. Estate Treasures Auction on September 9th: 72.88%
Eldreds. September Antiques and Accessories on September 9th: 77.97%
Eldreds. September Antiques and Accessories on September 8th: 94.41%
Alaska Auction. 2021 Select Auction on September 8th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Wednesday Comic Art & Animation Select Auction - bidstart 9/1 on September 8th: 98.15%
Heritage Auctions. Depth of Field: Photographs on September 8th: 67.57%
Sothebys. Original Film Posters - bidstart 8/27 on September 7th: 94.24%
Rossini. GUY GAULARD LIBRARY: ONLINE SALES TRAVEL & ECONOMY on September 7th: 23.16%
New England Auctions. Literature, Graphics and Ephemera - bidstart 8/13 on September 7th: 91.15%
Chiswick Auctions. 19th and 20th Century Photographs on September 7th: 47.37%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on September 7th: 89.41%
University Archives. Judaica on August 26th: 73.00%
University Archives. Rare Autographs, Manuscripts and Books on August 25th: 96.68%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Video Games and Trading Card Games Auction - bidstart 8/31 on September 7th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 3/28/31 on September 7th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. US Currency Weekly Online - Bidstart 8/31 on September 7th: 98.91%
Heritage Auctions. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 8/22 on September 5th: 97.71%
Heritage Auctions. Comics, Animation and Art Weekly - Bidstart 8/29 on September 6th: 100.00%
Mirabaud-Mercier Auctioneers. Original and Vintage Posters - French Collection on September 5th: 1.31%
Bonhams. The Beaulieu Sale Collectors' Motor Cars & Automobilia on September 4th: 96.25%
Aspire Auctions. Fine Art - Prints - bidstart 8/27 on September 4th: 98.94%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (pre-1800) - bidstart 8/28 on September 3rd: 72.46%
Catawiki B. V.. Books - bidstart 8/20 on September 2nd: 83.33%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (pre-1800) - bidstart 8/20 on September 1st: 96.85%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (pre-1600) - bidstart 8/20 on August 31st: 84.21%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (pre-1700) - bidstart 8/20 on August 30th: 84.00%
Catawiki B. V.. Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 8/20 on August 29th: 72.09%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters Weekly - Bidstart 8/29 on September 5th: 99.24%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on September 4th: 95.00%

 

For the week ahead 52 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Sep. 13th
Vermot de Pas. Paris. NASA Photographs. 299 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Arabic Books and Manuscripts - bidstart 9/3. 18 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (pre-1700) - bidstart 9/3. 89 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 111 lots

Tue. Sep. 14th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. US Currency Weekly Online - Bidstart 9/7. 460 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 9/7. 146 lots
Christies. New York. The Exceptional Literature Collection of Theodore B. Baum. 173 lots
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Exeter. Antiques and Interiors Sale. 49 lots
Bonhams. London. Travel and Exploration. 115 lots
Vermot de Pas. Paris. HISTORY AND REGIONS OF FRANCE - COLLECTION OF CABINETS. 650 lots
Il Ponte. Milan. "Fast Auction" of Prints, Multiples and Modern Art. 260 lots
Sothebys. London. Made in Britain. 371 lots
Sothebys. London. Early Music: Rare Music Manuscripts, Printed Music and Books from the Library of Arnold Dolmetsch (1. 126 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (pre-1600) - bidstart 9/3. 20 lots
New England Auctions. South Deerfield. Fine Books and Ephemera - bidstart 9/7. 175 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Video Games and Trading Card Games Auction - bidstart 9/7. 54 lots
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Chadds Ford, PA . Eclectic Variety Auction. 41 lots

Wed. Sep. 15th
Old World Auctions. Richmond. Maps and Atlases - Internet bidstart 9/1. 839 lots
Bonhams. London. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 119 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs and Artifacts - bidstart 8/20. 891 lots
Sothebys. London. Prints and Multiples - bidstart 9/8. 133 lots
Purcell Auctioneers. Birr. Collection of Irish Historical Books. 760 lots
Christies. New York. A Graphic Dialogue: Prints from the Collection of Lois B. Torf. 211 lots
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Navy and Militaria. 88 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (pre-1800) - bidstart 9/3. 120 lots
Freemans. Philadelphia. Art and Design. 22 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Wednesday Comic Art & Animation Select Auction - bidstart 9/8. 341 lots

Thu. Sep. 16th
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . Online: AUTOGRAPHIC LETTERS & MANUSCRIPTS (FINE ARTS, HISTORY, LITERATURE AND MISCELLANEOUS). 217 lots
Charlton Hall. West Columbia, SC. International Sale. 31 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Books - Fine Press - Fine Bindings - With a Taste of Golf. 238 lots
Christies. New York. A Graphic Dialogue: Prints from the Collection of Lois B. Torf Online - bidstart 9/2. 151 lots

Fri. Sep. 17th
Sothebys. London. Banksy - bidstart 9/10. 28 lots
Christies. New York. The Exceptional Literature Collection of Theodore B. Baum: Part Two - bidstart 9/2. 243 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. 91721. 48 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (pre-1800) - bidstart 9/10. 75 lots

Sat. Sep. 18th
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Fall Estates Auction - Day 2. 31 lots
PosterConnection Inc.. Clayton. End-of-Summer Sale: Affordable Posters. 345 lots
Leland Little Auctions. Hillsborough, NC. The Signature Fall Auction. 34 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 200 lots
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . Gallery Auction.
Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic Booksellers. Gahanna. The Mark & Lottie Salton Numismatic Library - bidstart 8/26. 457 lots
One Source Auctions. Canandaigua. SIGNIFICANT PHOTOGRAPHY SKYLIGHT STUDIO OF J.E. HALE ATTIC FIND AUCTION. 350 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Books - bidstart 9/10. 32 lots

Sun. Sep. 19th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 9/5. 396 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters Weekly - Bidstart 9/12.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics, Animation and Art Weekly - Bidstart 9/12.
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Fine Art, Furniture, Asian Art. 40 lots
Garth's Auctioneers and Appraisers. Columbus. AMERICANA & DECORATIVE ARTS including Fine Jewelry Timed Online Only - bidstart 9/9. 55 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. The Ferryville Collection Currency Showcase Auction. 986 lots
Carlsen Gallery. Greenville, NY. 30th Anniversary Auction.
Schilb Antiquarian. Columbia. RARE BOOKS With NO RESERVE NO BUYERS PREMIUM!. 106 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 9/10. 33 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b><center>Doyle<br>Rare Books, Autographs & Maps<br>December 9</b>
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 47. Roosevelt, Theodore. Photograph inscribed to Morris J. Hirsch. May 7th 1918. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 178. Whitman, Walt. <i>Leaves of Grass.</i> Brooklyn, New York: [Printed for the author], 1955. First edition in the first issue binding. $70,000 to $100,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 38. Mather, Cotton. <i>Magnalia Christi Americana; or, the Ecclesiastical History of New-England.</i> London: Printed for Thomas Parkhurst, 1702. First edition. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 55. Taylor, Zachary. Autograph letter signed as President-Elect. Baton Rouge: January 15, 1849. $5,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 203. Picasso, Pablo. <i>Verve</i> Vol. V, Nos. 19-20. Paris: Editions Verve, 1948. Inscribed on the title page by Picasso. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b><center>Doyle<br>Rare Books, Autographs & Maps<br>December 9</b>
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 211. Domergue, Jean-Gabriel. L'Ete a Monte Carlo. Lithographed poster, Lucien Serre & Cie, Paris, circa 1937. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 105. Manuscript Illumination attr. to Neri da Rimini. Large excised initial "N" from a choirbook, extensively historiated. [Likely Rimini: first quarter of the 14th century]. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 40. McKenney, Thomas L. and Hall, James. <i>History of the Indian Tribes of North America, with Biographical Sketches and Anecdotes of the Principal Chiefs.</i> Philadelphia: Rice, Rutter & Co., 1870. $3,00
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 222. Searle, Ronald. [Pets--a dog, cats and a parrot-- surrounded by books, and inspecting a globe, perhaps planning global domination]. Original drawing, 17 3/8 x 13 1/2 inches. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 98. Faden, William; Scull, Nicholas and George Heap. A Plan of the City and Environs of Philadelphia, Survey'd by N. Scull and G. Heap. London: William Faden, 12 March 1777. $3,000 to $5,000.
  • <b>Bonhams, Dec. 15:</b> BENJAMIN FRANKLIN. Autograph Letter Signed ("B. Franklin"), to Benjamin Vaughan asserting the primacy of American independence in negotiating the Treaty of Paris, Passy, July 11, 1782. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 15:</b> BENJAMIN FRANKLIN. Autograph Letter Signed ("B. Franklin") to David Hartley addressing Hartley's final issues with the recently completed ratification of the Treaty of Paris, Passy, June 2, 1784. $70,000 to $100,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 15:</b> MASON & DIXON. A hand-colored contemporary manuscript map titled in cartouche, "A Map of that Part of AMERICA where a degree of LATITUDE was measured for the ROYAL SOCIETY, by Chas Mason & Jer: Dixon," c.1768. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 15:</b> WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS. Autograph Manuscript Signed ("WB Yeats"), a fair copy of "When Helen Lived" for John Preece headed ("For John Preece"), framed. $5,000 to $7,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 15:</b> "LINCOLN SEATED." KECK, CHARLES, sculptor. 1875-1951. Patinated bronze, 1950. Louise Taper Collection. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 15:</b> ABRAHAM LINCOLN'S FINAL HOURS. BURNS, J., painter. <i>Death-Bed of Abraham Lincoln.</i> Oil on canvas, 1866. Collection of Louise Taper. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 15:</b> FILSON, CHARLES PATTERSON, painter. 1860-1937. <i>Portrait of Edwin M. Stanton, Lincoln's Secretary of War.</i> $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 15:</b> A MATZOS BOX PRESENTED BY THE MANISHEVITZ BROTHERS TO WARREN G. HARDING. Louise Taper Collection. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 15:</b> LEWIS CARROLL. Original albumen print photograph, approximately 6 7/8 x 8 3/4 inches, Chelsea, London, October 7, 1863, of the Rossetti Family at home, one of only three known examples of the full image. $50,000 to $70,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 15:</b> CHRISTINA ROSSETTI. <i>Verses ... Dedicated to Her Mother.</i> Privately printed, 1847. First edition of her first book, printed at her grandfather's press, THE ROSSETTI FAMILY COPY. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 15:</b> CHRISTINA ROSSETTI. Original drawing of snowdrops in purple pencil, sent by CGR to Lucy Rossetti, inscribed "I doubt whether you will make out my copy from nature," 1887. $800 to $1,200.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 15:</b> DANTE GABRIEL ROSSETTI, et al. The Germ: <i>Thoughts towards Nature in Poetry, Literature and Art.</i> Fine copy in a Doves binding by Cobden Sanderson. $12,000 to $18,000.
  • <center><b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>15/16 December 2021<br>Printed Books, Maps & Autographs, Children’s Books & Playing Cards, Modern First Editions</b>
    <b>Dominic Winter, Dec. 15/16:</b> British Isles. Waldseemuller (Martin), <i>Tabula Nova Hibernie Anglie et Scotie,</i> Strasbourg, 1513. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter, Dec. 15/16:</b> Americas. Speed (John), <i>America with those known parts in that unknowne worlde, both people and manner of Buildings. Discribed and inlarged by J. S.</i> 1626. £1,500 to £2,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter, Dec. 15/16:</b> Howitt (Samuel, and others). <i>Foreign Field Sports, Fisheries, Sporting Anecdotes... Containing 100 Plates. With a Supplement of New South Wales,</i> 1st edition, 2 parts in 1, London, 1814. £1,000 to £1,500.
    <center><b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>15/16 December 2021<br>Printed Books, Maps & Autographs, Children’s Books & Playing Cards, Modern First Editions</b>
    <b>Dominic Winter, Dec. 15/16:</b> Thomson (Joseph). <i>Through Masai Land,</i> 1st edition, London: Sampson Low & Co, 1885. £600 to £800.
    <b>Dominic Winter, Dec. 15/16:</b> Johnson (Samuel). <i>A Dictionary of the English Language,</i> 2 volumes, 1st edition, London: W. Strahan for J. and P. Knapton, 1755. £6,000 to £8,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter, Dec. 15/16:</b> Einstein (Albert). <i>Relativity. The Special and the General Theory,</i> 1st edition in English, London: Methuen, 1920. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <center><b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>15/16 December 2021<br>Printed Books, Maps & Autographs, Children’s Books & Playing Cards, Modern First Editions</b>
    <b>Dominic Winter, Dec. 15/16:</b> Stoker (Bram). <i>Dracula,</i> 1st edition, 1st issue, London: Archibald Constable, 1897. £12,000 to £15,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter, Dec. 15/16:</b> Fleming (Ian). <i>Casino Royale,</i> 1st edition, 1st impression, 1st issue dust jacket, London: Jonathan Cape, 1953. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter, Dec. 15/16:</b> Lewis (C.S.). <i>The Chronicles of Narnia,</i> 1st editions, London: Geoffrey Bles, 1950-56. £7,000 to £10,000.
    <center><b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>15/16 December 2021<br>Printed Books, Maps & Autographs, Children’s Books & Playing Cards, Modern First Editions</b>
    <b>Dominic Winter, Dec. 15/16:</b> Herbert (Frank). <i>Dune,</i> 1st edition, 2nd issue, Philadelphia; Chilton Book Company, 1965. £1,000 to £1,500.
    <b>Dominic Winter, Dec. 15/16:</b> Apollo 11. Man’s First Landing on the Moon Photograph Signed, 20 July 1969. £3,000 to £5,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter, Dec. 15/16:</b> Von Harbou (Thea). <i>Metropolis,</i> 1st edition in English, 1st issue, London: The Reader's Library, 1927. £700 to £1,000.
  • <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>Live Auction<br>December 11, 2021</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 11:</b> De Wit’s composite atlas with magnificent full original color. $125,000 to $150,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 11:</b> Gardner's photographic sketch book of the Civil War. $200,000 to $250,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 11:</b> Waugh Oil Painting, 70 Degrees North; The Polar Bear. $400,000 to $600,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>Live Auction<br>December 11, 2021</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 11:</b> Audubon aquatint, Ivory-Billed Woodpecker. $75,000 to $90,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 11:</b> Blaeu terrestrial table globe, 1602. $70,000 to $100,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 11:</b> Audubon aquautint, Ruby-Throated Humming Bird. $35,000 to $45,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>Live Auction<br>December 11, 2021</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 11:</b> Bessa original watercolor of a bouquet of flowers. $75,000 to $125,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 11:</b> John Gould's only work devoted to American birds. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 11:</b> Wyld & Malby pair of terrestrial & celestial globes, 1833. $50,000 to $75,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>Live Auction<br>December 11, 2021</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 11:</b> Leutze map of the world oil painting. $70,000 to $100,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 11:</b> Caula, the finest 18th century drawing of Lison. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 11:</b> Scolari / Blaeu map of Germania, 1650. $15,000 to $22,000.
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Books and Manuscripts:<br>19th and 20th Century<br>Online through December 14</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, Now to Dec. 14:</b> J.R.R. Tolkien. <i>The Hobbit, or There and Back Again,</i> first edition, PRESENTATION COPY, 1937. £15,000 to £20,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Now to Dec. 14:</b> William Blake. <i>Songs of Innocence and of Experience,</i> c.1832. £50,000 to £70,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Now to Dec. 14:</b> Ian Fleming. <i>Casino Royale.</i> London: Jonathan Cape, 1953, first edition.
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Books and Manuscripts:<br>19th and 20th Century<br>Online through December 14</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, Now to Dec. 14:</b> George Orwell. <i>Down and Out in Paris and London,</i> 1933, inscribed to Mabel Fierz. £40,000 to £60,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Now to Dec. 14:</b> J.K. Rowling. <i>Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.</i> London: Bloomsbury, 1997. Red morocco binding, first edition. £6,000 to £8,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Now to Dec. 14:</b> J.K. Rowling. <i>Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.</i> London: Bloomsbury, 1997, first edition. £40,000 to £60,000.
  • <center><b>Fonsie Mealy’s<br>Christmas Rare Books<br>& Collectors' Sale<br>December 7th & 8th, 2021</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Dec. 7-8:</b> Ortelius (Abraham). <i>Theatrum Orbis Terrarum,</i> folio, Antwerp, 1570, First Edition (2nd Issue), 53 double-page maps, contemporary hand colouring. €40,000 to €60,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Dec. 7-8:</b> An original engraved facsimile copy of the Declaration of Independence of 4 July 1776, issued by order of Congress on 4 July 1823 in a limited edition of 200 copies on fine parchment. €20,000 to €30,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Dec. 7-8:</b> Joyce (James). <i>Ulysses.</i> Shakespeare & Co., Rue de l’Odeon, Paris 1922. No. 559 of 1000 Copies of the First Edn.,, one of 750 Copies on handmade paper. €10,000 to €15,000.
    <center><b>Fonsie Mealy’s<br>Christmas Rare Books<br>& Collectors' Sale<br>December 7th & 8th, 2021</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Dec. 7-8:</b> Malton (James) [1761-1803]. A fine quality set of twenty-five hand coloured aquatint Views of Dublin, as published for <i>A Picturesque and Descriptive View of the City of Dublin</i>. €6,000 to €7,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Dec. 7-8:</b> 'Bloody Sunday.' An original Admission Ticket to Croke Park, Great Challenge Match (Football), Tipperary v. Dublin, Sunday, November 21,1920. Pink card, 3 ins x 4 ¼ ins. €4,000 to €5,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Dec. 7-8:</b> Joyce (James). <i>Haveth Childers Everywhere - Fragment from Work in Progress,</i> Paris & N.Y., 1930, First Edn., Signed and Limited No. 50 (100) Copies. €4,000 to €6,000.
    <center><b>Fonsie Mealy’s<br>Christmas Rare Books<br>& Collectors' Sale<br>December 7th & 8th, 2021</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Dec. 7-8:</b> Edward Lyons, Irish (1726-1801). Genealogy: <i>The FitzGerald's Arms of Carton House, Kildare,</i> pen and ink and watercolour on laid paper. €3,000 to €4,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Dec. 7-8:</b> Yeats (William Butler). <i>Poems.</i> Cuala Press, D. 1935, stiff blue paper covers, unlettered as issued, coloured initials and ornaments hand-drawn by Elizabeth Corbet Yeats. One of 300 copies. €2,000 to €3,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Dec. 7-8:</b> A fine and important collection of Ulster Wit. Belfast Political Scrapbook, 19th century. €1,500 to €2,000.
    <center><b>Fonsie Mealy’s<br>Christmas Rare Books<br>& Collectors' Sale<br>December 7th & 8th, 2021</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Dec. 7-8:</b> Rare Views of the Giant's Causeway. Coloured Prints: Drury (Susanna) [1698-1770]. A rare pair of original Engraved Prints. €1,200 to €1,500.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Dec. 7-8:</b> [Johnson (Rev. Samuel)]. <i>Julian the Apsostate Being a Short Account of his Life, together with a Comparison of Popery and Paganism,</i> L., 1682, First Edn. €800 to €1,200.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Dec. 7-8:</b> Aringhi (Pauli). <i>Roma Subterranea Novissima,</i> 2 vols. lg. folio Rome (Typis Vitalis Mascardi) 1651. €350 to €750.
  • <b><center>One of a Kind Collectibles Auctions<br>Rare Autographs, Manuscripts, Entertainment and Sports Auction<br>December 9th</b>
    <b>One of a Kind Collectibles, Dec. 9:</b> SITTING BULL SIGNED PHOTO (The Finest in Existence).
    <b>One of a Kind Collectibles, Dec. 9:</b> The Beatles Signed Photo Card and the Make-Up Sponge Used During the Historic February 1964 Ed Sullivan Performance.
    <b>One of a Kind Collectibles, Dec. 9:</b> Extremely Rare John Wesley Hardin Signature from a Texas Cattle Brand Book, early 1870s.
    <b><center>One of a Kind Collectibles Auctions<br>Rare Autographs, Manuscripts, Entertainment and Sports Auction<br>December 9th</b>
    <b>One of a Kind Collectibles, Dec. 9:</b> Albert Einstein "refugee intellectuals of the Hitler persecution.”
    <b>One of a Kind Collectibles, Dec. 9:</b> LYNDON B. JOHNSON Personally Owned & Worn STETSON HAT.
    <b>One of a Kind Collectibles, Dec. 9:</b> Sigmund Freud Typed Letter Signed in English "I am still on the road to health, but I have not arrived."
    <b><center>One of a Kind Collectibles Auctions<br>Rare Autographs, Manuscripts, Entertainment and Sports Auction<br>December 9th</b>
    <b>One of a Kind Collectibles, Dec. 9:</b> Nixon’s All Time Baseball All Star Team and the Reporter that helped change the 1972 Presidential Election!
    <b>One of a Kind Collectibles, Dec. 9:</b> Incredible signed ''Atomic Energy for Military Purposes'' -by Enrico Fermi & Robert Oppenheimer and- Also Signed by Four Other Manhattan Project Scientists Who Developed the First Atomic Bomb.
    <b>One of a Kind Collectibles, Dec. 9:</b> Samuel Adams, Signer of Declaration Of Independence, Signed Military Appointment.
    <b><center>One of a Kind Collectibles Auctions<br>Rare Autographs, Manuscripts, Entertainment and Sports Auction<br>December 9th</b>
    <b>One of a Kind Collectibles, Dec. 9:</b> Orville Wright & Glenn Martin Signed Photograph.
    <b>One of a Kind Collectibles, Dec. 9:</b> Thomas Jefferson, a Magnificent Large Signature.
    <b>One of a Kind Collectibles, Dec. 9:</b> Robert E. Lee ALS, “Suffering people of the South … blessing of God.”