• <b><center>Sotheby’s<br>Music<br>Online Auction<br>2-13 December 2022</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 2-13:</b> J. Brahms. Important series of 44 autograph letters signed, to Friedrich Chrysander, mostly unpublished, 1869-1894. £80,000 to £120,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 2-13:</b> J. Sibelius. Remarkable collection of 22 letters signed, to Werner Janssen, 1934-1957. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 2-13:</b> [Mozart, W.A.] F. Zeffirelli. Stage set design for the Covent Garden production of "Don Giovanni", signed, 1963. £1,000 to £1,500.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 2-13:</b> J. Rutter. Autograph composing manuscript of "A Ukrainian Prayer", 2022. £3,000 to £4,000.
  • <center><b>Fonsie Mealy’s<br>Christmas Rare Books<br>& Collectors’ Sale<br>6th and 7th December</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Dec. 6-7:</b> The Corner-stone Document of Irish Freedom. 1916 PROCLAMATION OF THE IRISH REPUBLIC. £140,000 to £180,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Dec. 6-7:</b> Joyce's Modern Masterpiece, in its one-and-hundredth Year. Joyce (James). <i>Ulysses.</i> Paris, Shakespeare & Co. 1922. £15,000 to £25,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Dec. 6-7:</b>A Request from Mr. Joyce. Joyce (James). Autograph Letter Signed to 'Dear Mr [Thomas] Pugh,' dated 6.8.1934. £6,000 to £8,000.
    <center><b>Fonsie Mealy’s<br>Christmas Rare Books<br>& Collectors’ Sale<br>6th and 7th December</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Dec. 6-7:</b> Dun Emer Press: Yeats (Wm. Butler). <i>Stories of Red Hanrahan,</i> 8vo Dundrum 1904. Signed by Author. £1,000 to £1,500.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Dec. 6-7:</b> Binding: <i>Specimens of Early English Poets,</i> 8vo Lond. (For Edwards, Pall Mall) 1790. £500 to £700.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Dec. 6-7:</b> Harry Clarke: Walter (L. D'O.) <i>The Years at the Spring,</i> An Anthology of Recent Poetry. 4to New York (Brentano's) 1920. Special signed limited edition. £1,500 to £2,000.
    <center><b>Fonsie Mealy’s<br>Christmas Rare Books<br>& Collectors’ Sale<br>6th and 7th December</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Dec. 6-7:</b> Kipling (Rudyard). <i>Works,</i> including Writings, Novels, Poems etc. Bombay Edition, 31 vols. roy 8vo Lond. (MacMillan & Co.) 1913-1938. Signed by Author. £1,500 to £2,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Dec. 6-7:</b> Dunraven (Edwin, Third Earl of). <i>Notes on Irish Architecture,</i> Ed. by Margaret Stokes, 2 vols. lg. folio Lond. 1875-1877. Castle Hackett copy. £1,500 to £2,400.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Dec. 6-7:</b> Kirby (Wm.) & Spence (Wm.) <i>An Introduction to Entomology,</i> 4 vols. 8vo Lond. 1822. With hand-coloured plates. £200 to £300.
    <center><b>Fonsie Mealy’s<br>Christmas Rare Books<br>& Collectors’ Sale<br>6th and 7th December</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Dec. 6-7:</b> Heaney (Seamus). <i>Death of a Naturalist,</i> 8vo Lond. (Faber & Faber) 1966 First Edition - Third Impression. Signed, & inscribed on title page 'Seamus Heaney’. £800 to £1,200.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Dec. 6-7:</b> Glasgow Printing: Homer - <i>Iliad and Odyssey,</i> 4 vols. in 2, Glasgow (Robert & Andrew Foulis) 1756-1758. £1,0000 to £1,500.
  • <b><center>Aste Bolaffi<br>Rare Books and Autographs<br>December 14-15, 2022</b>
    <b>Aste Bolaffi, Dec. 14-15:</b> Two first editions by Adrian Spigelius in a Sammelband: <i>De humani corporis fabrica</i> from 1627 and <i>De formato foetu</i> from 1626. €15,000 to €20,000.
    <b>Aste Bolaffi, Dec. 14-15:</b> Splendid coloured copy by Frederick De Wit, <i>Atlas maior,</i> Amsterdam, 1705. €20,000 to €30,000.
    <b>Aste Bolaffi, Dec. 14-15:</b> First edition by Marco Ricci, <i>Varia Marci Ricci Pictoris prestantissimi Experimenta,</i> Venice, Orsolini, 1723-1730. €20,000 to €25,000.
    <b><center>Aste Bolaffi<br>Rare Books and Autographs<br>December 14-15, 2022</b>
    <b>Aste Bolaffi, Dec. 14-15:</b> First edition by MicheleMarieschi, <i>Magnificentiores selectioresque Urbis Venetiarum prospectus,</i> Venice, 1741. €30,000 to €40,000.
    <b>Aste Bolaffi, Dec. 14-15:</b> Magnificent album by Louis-Leopold Boilly, Collection de dessins, calques et acquerelles, 1822. €20,000 to €25,000.
    <b>Aste Bolaffi, Dec. 14-15:</b> Rare musical score by Gioachino Rossini from 1858. €6,500 to €7,500.
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Potter and Potter Auctions: Online Book Auction

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Auction Name Online Book Auction Total Sales (USD) 130,173.00
Auction Date 07/21/2022 - 07/21/2022 Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 83,280.00
Sale Number #1137 High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 135,310.00
Total Lots 492
Sold Lots 452 Low Estimate of All Lots (USD) 90,240.00
% of Lots Sold 91.87% High Estimate of All Lots (USD) 146,700.00
Unsold Lots 40 Total Sales as a % of High Est. 88.73%

Top twenty-five by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
54 MILLAR, Ken (“Ross MacDonald”) (1915–1983).

A group of 87 volumes, including: Archer at Large; The Goodbye Look; The Instant Other; Sleeping Beauty; and others;

USD 500.00 - 800.00 USD 2,640.00
144 [ARABIAN NIGHTS]. GALLAND, Antoine (1646–1715), translator.

Arabian Nights Entertainments: Consisting of One Thousand and One Stories…

1753–59. USD 200.00 - 300.00 USD 2,040.00
56

[MYSTERY]. A group of 119 volumes, including works by: Bruce Buckingham, George Harmon Coxe, William Campbell Gault, Anthony Gilbert, Chester Himes, and others.

USD 500.00 - 800.00 USD 2,000.00
235 CLEMENS, Samuel Langhorne (1835–1910) (“Mark Twain”).

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

1885 USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 1,800.00
133 [ANGLING]. WALTON, Izaak and Charles Cotton.

The Complete Angler.

1837 USD 300.00 - 500.00 USD 1,560.00
273 [EXPLORATION]. STANLEY, Henry Morton (1841–1904)

In Darkest Africa; or, The Quest, Rescue, and Retreat of Emin, Governor of Equatoria.

1890 USD 800.00 - 1,200.00 USD 1,500.00
223 CAMUS, Albert (1913–1960).

A group of 3 titles, including: The Stranger.

1946 USD 150.00 - 250.00 USD 1,440.00
238 CLEMENS, Samuel Langhorne (“Mark Twain”) (1835–1910).

The Writings of Mark Twain.

1923–1925. USD 600.00 - 800.00 USD 1,440.00
137 [HUNTING]. BRYDEN, H.A., editor.

Great and Small Game of Africa.

1899 USD 500.00 - 700.00 USD 1,375.00
24

[DETECTIVE & MYSTERY]. A group of 44 titles by Laurence Block, Leslie Charters, James Cain, and Rex Stout, including: CAIN. Galatea.

1953 USD 150.00 - 250.00 USD 1,140.00
369 MATHER, Cotton (1663–1728).

Magnalia Christi Americana; or, The Ecclesiastical History of New–England, from its First Planting in the Year 1620, Unto the Year of Our Lord 1698.

USD 250.00 - 350.00 USD 1,125.00
246 CREWS, Harry (1935–2012).

A group of 12 volumes, including: Car.

1972 USD 150.00 - 250.00 USD 1,080.00
360

[LITERATURE]. A library of over 120 titles, including: RYDER, Arthur W. Twenty–Two Goblins.

1917 USD 300.00 - 500.00 USD 1,080.00
142 [SPORTING]. HOWLETT, Robert.

The School of Recreation; or, the Gentleman’s Tutor…

1710 USD 100.00 - 200.00 USD 1,020.00
69 WILLEFORD, Charles (1919–1988).

A group of 50 volumes, including: A Guide for the Undehemorrhoided self-published book with Willeford’s blindstamp on front free endpaper; The Way We Die Now; and others.

USD 400.00 - 600.00 USD 900.00
348

[LITERATURE]. A large library of paperback and hardcover volumes.

1950s–2000s. USD 600.00 - 800.00 USD 900.00
234 CLEMENS, Samuel Langhorne ("Mark Twain") (1835–1910).

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

1885 USD 900.00 - 1,100.00 USD 840.00
357

[LITERATURE]. A group of 30 modern titles, many signed, including: VIDAL, Gore. Creation.

1981 USD 200.00 - 300.00 USD 840.00
15 CHRISTIE, Agatha (1890–1976).

A group of 11 works, including: The Secret of Chimneys (1925); The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (1926, sixth printing); The Mysterious Affair at Styles (1927); …

USD 250.00 - 350.00 USD 812.50
23

[DETECTIVE & MYSTERY]. A group of 23 titles by S.S. Van Dine, Raymond Chandler, Mickey Spillane, Ross Macdonald and others, including: VAN DINE. The Garden Murder Case.

1935 USD 150.00 - 250.00 USD 812.50
314 HEMINGWAY, Ernest.

A group of 5 first editions, including: Men Without Women.

1928 USD 300.00 - 500.00 USD 812.50
324

[HORROR – GHOSTS]. A group of 39 titles regarding ghosts, spiritualism and the supernatural, including: PHELPS, Elizabeth Stuart. Men, Women, and Ghosts.

1869 USD 250.00 - 350.00 USD 812.50
453

STEADMAN, Ralph. A group of 8 signed titles, including: The Grapes of Ralph.

1992 USD 300.00 - 500.00 USD 812.50
269

[EXPLORATION]. A group of 18 works related to Africa, including: BRYDEN, H. Anderson. Gun and Camera in Southern Africa.

1893 USD 600.00 - 800.00 USD 780.00
252

[DESIGN]. A group of 4 works on design and ornaments, including: PUGIN, A. Welby. Glossary of Ecclesiastical Ornament and Costume.

1868 USD 200.00 - 300.00 USD 750.00
  • <center><b>19th Century Rare Book & Photograph Shop<br>Catalogue 195<br>Magnificent Books & Manuscripts<br>Free on request</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop, Catalogue 195:</b> Benjamin Franklin on Electricity. Inscribed presentation copy.
    <b>19th Century Shop, Catalogue 195:</b> Frederick Douglass. Letter on civil war and the end of slavery.
    <b>19th Century Shop, Catalogue 195:</b> Carleton Watkins. A major American West photo album.
    <b>19th Century Shop, Catalogue 195:</b> Einstein. General Theory of Relativity inscribed by Einstein.
    <b>19th Century Shop, Catalogue 195:</b> The Federalist. Rare deluxe thick-paper copy.
    <b>19th Century Shop, Catalogue 195:</b> Emma Johnston. Archive of 350 salt prints by a Victorian female photographer.
  • <b>Bonhams, Dec. 13:</b> KEPLER INVESTIGATES PLANETARY MOTION. KEPLER, JOHANNES. 1571-1630. $400,000 to $600,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 13:</b> THE FINAL ILLUSTRATION OF POOH AND PIGLET IN THE HUNDRED ACRE WOOD. $250,000 to $350,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 13:</b> GUTENBERG BIBLE LEAF. $60,000 to $90,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 13:</b> ORTELIUS, ABRAHAM. 1527-1598. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 13:</b> KNIGHT, HILARY. "Christmas Dinner at Maxime de la Falaise's" $4,000 to $6,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 13:</b> GERSHWIN WORKING MUSICAL MANUSCRIPT PAGE FROM <i>OF THEE I SING.</i> $3,000 to $5,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 13:</b> GILBERT, W.S. Original typed manuscript for <i>The Story of the Mikado.</i> $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 13:</b> FINAL TYPED MANUSCRIPT FOR V.C. ANDREWS CLASSIC <I>FLOWERS IN THE ATTIC.</I> $4,000 to $6,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 13:</b> ANNOTATED TYPESCRIPT DRAFT FOR KIPLING'S FINAL MOWGLI STORY. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 13:</b> PRESENTATION COPY OF GUYS AND DOLLS. $12,000 to $18,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 13:</b> CHARLES DICKENS' CHINA INKWELL FEATURING A BEE READING, FROM GAD'S HILL. $6,000 to $8,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 13:</b> NELSON'S BATTLE PLAN FOR TRAFALGAR. $200,000 to $300,000
  • <b><center>Leland Little Auctions<br>The Signature Winter Auction<br>December 3, 2022</b>
    <b>Leland Little, Dec. 3:</b> Brinkley, Francis. <i>The Art of Japan,</i> Boston, 1897. The very rare complete Shogun edition. $4,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Leland Little, Dec. 3:</b> Sun Tzu. <i>Art Militaire des Chinois, ou recueil d'ancins traités sur la guerre composés avant l'ere chrétienne, par différents généraux chinois,</i> Paris, 1772. First European edition. $2,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Leland Little, Dec. 3:</b> First English Translation, St. Augustine's <i>Of the Citie of God: With the Learned Comments of Io. Lod. Vives…,</i> London, 1610. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b><center>Leland Little Auctions<br>The Signature Winter Auction<br>December 3, 2022</b>
    <b>Leland Little, Dec. 3:</b> Philipp Franz von Siebold (1796-1866). Five <i>Nippon</i> Folios on Japan, 1832 [and] later 19th century [and] 1931. $1,000 to $2,000.
    <b>Leland Little, Dec. 3:</b> Mason (George Henry). <i>The Punishments of China, Illustrated by Twenty-Two Engravings: with Explanations in English and French,</i> London, 1808/1817. $800 to $1,200.
    <b>Leland Little, Dec. 3:</b> Hobbes, Thomas (of Malmesbury). <i>Leviathan, or the Matter, Form, and Power of a Common-wealth Ecclesiastical and Civil,</i> London, “1651,” ca. 1680. $800 to $1,200.
  • <center><b>Swann Auction Galleries<br>Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books<br> December 8, 2022</b>
    <b>Swann December 8:</b> Friedrich Justin Bertuch, <i>Bilderbuch für Kinder,</i> Weimar, 1792, 1798, 1802, 1805, 1822. $1,200 to $1,800.
    <b>Swann December 8:</b> Sebastian Münster, <i>Novae Insulae XXVI Nova Tabula,</i> Basel, 1552. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann December 8:</b> Sebastian Münster & Hans Holbein, <i>Typus Cosmographicus Universales,</i> Basel, 1532. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann December 8:</b> Franz Unger, <i>Die Urwelt in Ihren Verschiedenen Bildungsperioden,</i> 16 tinted lithographed plates, Weigel, 1858. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <b>Swann December 8:</b> Charles Varle, Wiliam Warner & Andrew Hanna, <i>Plan of the City of Environs of Baltimore,</i> Baltimore, 1801. $8,000 to $12,000.
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