• <b>Cowan’s Auctions: Fine Books, Including the Alan Culpin WWI Art Collection – Live Online Auction. Dec. 18, 2017</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> Unique Association Copy of Signed Limited Roosevelt, African Game Trails, Extra-Illustrated. $5,000 - 7,500
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> 24 Volumes Henry James in 1/2 Morocco - Alvin Langdon Coburn Frontis Illustrations. $3,000 - $5,000
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> French Surrealism by Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore, 1930 Limited Edition in Lovely Condition. $3,000 - $5,000
    <b>Cowan’s Auctions: Fine Books, Including the Alan Culpin WWI Art Collection – Live Online Auction. Dec. 18, 2017</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> Unique and Beautifully Written Manuscript of 650 Quarto Pages - Unpublished History of Belle-Isle-En-Mer, 1754. $3,000 - $5,000
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> William Beebe's Classic 4 Volume Work on "The Pheasants," Signed and Inscribed in 1919. $2,000 - $3,000
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> Three Volumes of Washington's War Era Letters Published in New York in 1796. $1,500 - $2,000
    <b>Cowan’s Auctions: Fine Books, Including the Alan Culpin WWI Art Collection – Live Online Auction. Dec. 18, 2017</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> 19th C. Vintage Album with 48 Sepia Toned Albumen Prints by Fratelli Alinari et. al.<br>$1,500 - $2,000
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> Report of Phipps' Voyage in 1773 In Search of a Passage to India Via the North Pole. $1,500 - $2,000
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> 17 Volumes of Wallace's American Trotting Register, 1874-1891. $1,500 - $2,500
    <b>Cowan’s Auctions: Fine Books, Including the Alan Culpin WWI Art Collection – Live Online Auction. Dec. 18, 2017</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> Rare First English Edition of Monardes, Joyfull Newes, 1577, Woodcut Illustrations.<br>$1,500 - $3,000
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> 6 Volume Shakespeare Presented to Virginia Congressman Involved in the "Trent Affair". $1,200 - $1,500
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> Classic Lothar Meggendorfer Movable Book Complete with 8 Chromolithograph Plates, Ca. 1890. $750 - $1,000
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 14: Illustration Art</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 14:</b> James Montgomery Flagg, <i>Friend, Wife</i>, graphite & watercolor cover for Judge magazine, May 1920. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 14:</b> Georges Lepape, <i>Après la Tempête</i>, watercolor, ink & graphite cover for <i>Vogue</i>, April 1919, inscribed to Madame Condé Nast. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 14:</b> Maurice Sendak, <i>Little Bear & His Parents </i>, pencil study & finished watercolor for <i>Bears of the World</i>, 1981. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 14: Illustration Art</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 14:</b><br>Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel), <i>A Great Gallumphing Galoot!</i>, original drawing & inscription, signed twice, in <i>Dr. Seuss's ABC</i>. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 14:</b> Scrapbook relating to the production of <i>Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs</i>, with 20 original drawings, circa 1937. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 14:</b> Charles M. Schulz, <i>Gentleman Biographer</i>, pen & ink, <i>Peanuts</i> comic strip, 1972. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 14: Illustration Art</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 14:</b> Jerry Pinkney, <i>[Brer Rabbit & Brer Bear]</i>, watercolor, pen & ink on paper, 1990. $20,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 14:</b> <i>Daffydils</i>, festschrift for Harry Hershfield, signed with cartoons & caricatures by George Herriman, Winsor McCay & others, 1911. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 14:</b> W.W. Denslow, <i>Higglepy, Piggleby, My Black Hen</i>, ink & gouache, for <i>Denslow's Mother Goose </i>, 1901. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 14: Illustration Art</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 14:</b> Pavel Tchelitchew, <i>Savonarola</i>, graphite & gouache, sketch for the production at Theater in der Königgrätzer Straße, 1923. $5,000 to $7,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 14:</b> John Philip Falter, <i>Strictly Off the Record</i>, oil on canvas, for Four Roses Whiskey, 1942. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 14:</b> Charles Addams, <i>Movie Scream</i>, pen, ink & watercolor cartoon for <i>The New Yorker</i>, January 1947. $12,000 to $18,000.
  • <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Charles Darwin on sexuality and the transmission of hereditary characteristics: Autograph Letter Signed to Lawson Tait. Down, 17 January [1877].
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> MILTON, JOHN. <i>Paradise Lost. A Poem written in ten books.</i> London: 1667. A very rare example with the contemporary binding untouched and with a 1667 title page.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Hamilton secures the ratification of the Constitution: <i>The Debates and Proceedings of the Convention of the State of New-York, assembled at Poughkeespsie, on the 17th June, 1788.</i>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> The social contract “Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains”: ROUSSEAU, JEAN-JACQUES. <i>Principes du Droit Politique [Du Contract Social]</i>. Amsterdam: Michel Rey, 1762
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> “The first English textbook on geometrical land-measurement and surveying”: BENESE, RICHARD. <i>This Boke Sheweth the Maner of Measurynge All Maner of Lande…</i>
  • <b>Bonhams: History of Science and Technology. Wednesday, December 6, 2017. New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 95. Turing. <i>Systems of Logic Based on Ordinals</i>. Offprint. London, 1939. Robin Gandy's Copy. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 98. Zernike, Fritz. The 1953 Nobel Prize for Physics: The Invention of the Phase-Contrast Microscope. $100,000 to $150,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 111. Apple 1 Computer, operational, with exceptional provenance. $400,000 to $600,000
    <b>Bonhams: Voices of the 20th Century. Wednesday, December 6, 2017. New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1074. Bruce, Lenny. An unreleased 16 mm film by "Count" Lewis DePasquale featuring Lenny Bruce. $7,000 to $10,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1254. Hirohito. Manuscript in Japanese, "The Emperor's Monologue," transcribed by Terasaki Hidenari. $100,000 to $150,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1095. Goldman. Emma. Large archive of correspondence, much of it to Warren Starr Van Valkenburgh. $70,000 to $100,000
    <b>Bonhams: History of Science and Technology. Wednesday, December 6, 2017. New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 109. Wozniak and Jobs. The First Digital "Blue Box", Berkeley, 1972. $30,000 to $50,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 46. Newton, Isaac. <i>Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica</i>. 1st issue. London, 1687. $300,000 to $500,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 49. Newton. Autograph Manuscript in English, a portion of a draft of Newton's study on revelation. $15,000 to $20,000
    <b>Bonhams: Voices of the 20th Century. Wednesday, December 6, 2017. New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1027. Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby. 1st edition, 1st issue. Scribners, 1925. $40,000 to $60,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1042. Hemingway., Ernest. For Whom the Bell Tolls. Presentation copy, one of 15 copies. Scribners, 1940. $25,000 to $35,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1215. A 48-star American Flag, flown from LCT-703, sunk on Omaha Beach, December 1944. $15,000 to $20,000

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41 Auctions Archived, 44 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday, December 3rd, 41 sales were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 14 denominated in euros, 9 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 17 in US dollars. Turnover was $21,104,678 as 11,093 lots were offered and 7,470 sold for a 67% success rate.

4 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

SothebysMusic and Continental Books and Manuscripts on November 29th: $7,392,896 
ChristiesValuable Printed Books and Manuscripts on December 1st: $3,276,094 
ChristiesGiancarlo Bettrame Library of Science Books, Part 2 on November 30th: $1,182,350 
Ketterer Kunst DoerlingRare Books Day 2 on November 22nd: $1,038,995 

5 auctions saw total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered in the sale: 

Neret Minet and TessierComic Strips on November 26th: 170.54% 
Christian Hesse AuktionenRare Books - Day 1 on November 18th: 143.89% 
Ketterer Kunst DoerlingRare Books - Evening Sale on November 21st: 128.41% 
OSENATEmpire at Fontainebleau on November 19th: 113.40% 
Rago Arts and AuctionsAdriana Williams Collection - Fine Art Prints on November 5th: 104.78% 


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

Dirk Soulis AuctionsThanksgiving Weekend Sale - Prints on November 25th: 100.00% 
Alaska AuctionPrints on November 19th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 11/20 on November 27th: 99.77% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 11/20 on November 27th: 95.23% 
Forum AuctionsImportant Books, Western Manuscripts and Works on Paper - Day 2 on November 16th: 91.77% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersFine Prints and Photographs on November 18th: 90.91% 
Rago Arts and Auctions19th and 20th Century Art - Prints on November 5th: 88.89% 
Christian Hesse AuktionenRare Books - Day 1 on November 18th: 86.29% 
Ketterer Kunst DoerlingRare Books - Evening Sale on November 21st: 84.25% 
Swann GalleriesArt, Press & Illustrated Books on December 1st: 83.20% 
Neret Minet and TessierComic Strips on November 26th: 82.30% 
Grays AuctioneersThe Chicago World's Fair, Columbian Exposition 1893 - Prints, Books on November 21st: 82.00% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on November 29th: 80.36% 
 
 
Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys THE AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF THE SECOND SYMPHONY ("THE RESURRECTION"), THE COMPLETE WORK IN FIVE MOVEMENTS on November 29th Actual price: USD $5,682,813.
  2. Christies LITERATURE OF THE HEROIC AGE on December 1st Actual price: USD $846,250.
  3. Sothebys AUTOGRAPH WORKING MANUSCRIPT OF THE OPENING OF THE FIRST BALLADE IN G MINOR OP.23 on November 29th Actual price: USD $250,000.
  4. Sothebys THE ORIGINAL AUTOGRAPH COMPOSITION DRAFT OF THE CHORUS "AUFERSTEH’N!" [RESURRECTION CHORALE], FROM THE FINALE OF THE SECOND SYMPHONY IN C MINOR on November 29th Actual price: USD $234,375.
  5. Romantic Agony Book and Print Auctions Graduale on November 26th Actual price: USD $212,000.
  6. Christies [Lunar Planispheres. on December 1st Actual price: USD $156,250.
  7. Christies Etymologiae on December 1st Actual price: USD $140,625.
  8. Forum Auctions Viaggio in Oriente, Florence, autograph manuscript, 1385-92. on November 15th Actual price: USD $132,813.
  9. Christies [MEMORIAL:] Señor. Capitan Pedro Fernandez de Quiros. V[uestra] Magestad me mandó despachar dos vezes, la segunda a mi satisfacion … on December 1st Actual price: USD $125,000.
  10. Christies MADONNA AND CHILD, initial ‘S’ on a cutting from an illuminated Antiphonal on vellum on December 1st Actual price: USD $125,000.
  11. Christies ALEXANDER MAGNUS -- Historia Alexandri Magni, in German: Hienach volget die histori von dem grossen Alexander wie die Eusebius beschriben hat. on December 1st Actual price: USD $121,875.
  12. Forum Auctions Book of Hours, use of Rome Illuminated manuscript on vellum, on November 15th Actual price: USD $104,688.
  13. Christies The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy. on December 1st Actual price: USD $85,938.
  14. Sothebys AUTOGRAPH WORKING MANUSCRIPT SIGNED ("RICHARD STRAUSS") OF THE ERSTE WALZERFOLGE AUS DER ROSENKAVALIER, A CONCERT SUITE OF WALTZES FROM STRAUSS'S MOST FAMOUS OPERA, on November 29th Actual price: USD $85,938.
  15. Christies De Ludo Scachorum, in German: Schachzabelbuch. on December 1st Actual price: USD $78,125.
  16. Ketterer Kunst Doerling Erster (und zweyter) Beytrag zur Naturgeschichte der vierfüßigen Thiere. on November 21st Actual price: USD $76,320.
  17. Neret Minet and Tessier "Un Numéro de Tapis". on November 26th Actual price: USD $72,875.
  18. Ketterer Kunst Doerling Eaux-fortes originales. on November 21st Actual price: USD $64,872.
  19. Christies Biblia Sacra vulgatae editionis. on December 1st Actual price: USD $62,500.
  20. Swann Galleries Das Werk von Gustav Klimt. on December 1st Actual price: USD $60,000.
  21. Christies MOSES PREACHING TO THE ISRAELITES, historiated initial ‘D’ from a choirbook, illuminated manuscript on vellum on December 1st Actual price: USD $59,375.
  22. Sothebys AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF ["...EXPLOSANTE-FIXE..."], FOR SOLO FLUTE, SIGNED AND INSCRIBED TO CAROL AND BOB FRANKEL on November 29th Actual price: USD $59,375.
  23. Christies Supplementum Summae Pisanellae.- ASTESANUS DE AST (fl. 1st half of 14th century) on December 1st Actual price: USD $53,125.
  24. Sothebys GEOGRAPHIA [TRANSLATED BY GUARINUS VERONENSIS AND GREGORIUS TIPHERNAS; EDITED BY JOANNES ANDREAE, BISHOP OF ALERIA]. [VENICE]: VINDELINUS DE SPIRA, 1472 on November 29th Actual price: USD $53,125.
  25. Christies Speculum aureum decem praeceptorum. on December 1st Actual price: USD $46,875.



41 total sales reported this week:

Swann Galleries. Art, Press & Illustrated Books on December 1st: 83.20%
PBA Galleries. Fine Books with Children's Literature, Art and Illustrated on December 1st: 72.91%
Christies. Valuable Printed Books and Manuscripts on December 1st: 71.52%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Autographs, Memorabilia and Vintage Posters on December 1st: 67.51%
Grays Auctioneers. The Chicago World's Fair, Columbian Exposition 1893 - Prints, Books on November 21st: 82.00%
Tooveys. Prints on November 30th: 63.64%
Morton Subastas. Books and Documents on November 30th: 28.16%
Neret Minet and Tessier. Comic Strips on November 26th: 82.30%
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Thanksgiving Weekend Sale - Prints on November 25th: 100.00%
Auctionata. Selected Works by Dieter Blum on November 26th: 4.55%
Bonhams. Prints and Multiples on November 30th: 63.31%
Sothebys. Music and Continental Books and Manuscripts on November 29th: 66.22%
Christies. Giancarlo Bettrame Library of Science Books, Part 2 on November 30th: 61.68%
Dorotheum . Autographs on November 28th: 62.80%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on November 29th: 80.36%
Galerie Bassenge. Art - Prints on November 24th: 57.60%
Rago Arts and Auctions. Post War and Contemporary Art - Prints on November 5th: 74.77%
Rago Arts and Auctions. Adriana Williams Collection - Fine Art Prints on November 5th: 72.73%
Rago Arts and Auctions. 19th and 20th Century Art - Prints on November 5th: 88.89%
Pandolfini. OLD MASTER AND MODERN PRINTS AND DRAWINGS - OLD AND RARE BOOKS on November 22nd: 55.38%
RJM Autographs and Antiques. Distinguished Historical Documents, Letters on November 3rd: 11.88%
Christian Hesse Auktionen. Rare Books - Day 2 on November 19th: 64.25%
Christian Hesse Auktionen. Rare Books - Day 1 on November 18th: 86.29%
OSENAT. Empire at Fontainebleau on November 19th: 71.24%
Rossini. Prints, etc. on November 24th: 30.23%
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH. Prints and Photographs on November 25th: 37.56%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Fine Sale - Books on November 24th: 75.96%
Romantic Agony Book and Print Auctions. Antiquarian Books on November 26th: 66.43%
Ketterer Kunst Doerling. Rare Books Day 2 on November 22nd: 59.65%
Ketterer Kunst Doerling. Rare Books - Evening Sale on November 21st: 84.25%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Fine Prints and Photographs on November 18th: 90.91%
Alaska Auction. Prints on November 19th: 100.00%
Alaska Auction. Prints on November 18th: 50.00%
Potomack Company. Alexander Calder Works, From a Friend's Collection on November 17th: 50.00%
Forum Auctions. Important Books, Western Manuscripts and Works on Paper - Day 2 on November 16th: 91.77%
Forum Auctions. Important Books, Western Manuscripts and Works on Paper - Day 1 on November 15th: 73.68%
Thomaston Place Auction Galleries. Weekend Auction Day 3 - Fine Art & Antiques on November 20th: 73.33%
Thomaston Place Auction Galleries. Auction Weekend Day 2 - Fine Art & Antiques on November 19th: 47.62%
Thomaston Place Auction Galleries. Auction Weekend Day 1 - Collector's Choice on November 18th: 58.62%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 11/20 on November 27th: 99.77%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 11/20 on November 27th: 95.23%


For the week ahead 44 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Dec. 5th
Forum Auctions. London. Editions and Works on Paper. 140 lots
Christies. Paris. LIVRES RARES ET MANUSCRITS DU XVE AU XXE SIÈCLES. 107 lots
Pandolfini. Florence . Modern and Contemporary Works of Art - Prints. 22 lots
Sothebys. New York. The Bible Collection of Dr. Charles Caldwell Ryrie. 195 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Editions. 65 lots
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . December Auction - Americana. 20 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 90 lots

Tue. Dec. 6th
Sothebys. London. Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts. 71 lots
Bonhams. New York. Modern and Contemporary Prints and Multiples. 123 lots
Sothebys. New York. Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including Americana. 162 lots
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Exeter. Antiques, Interiors, Collectibles - Books, Prints. 17 lots
Potomack Company. Alexandria. December 6 Holiday Online Auction. 15 lots

Wed. Dec. 7th
Bonhams. London. December Sale - Automobilia. 24 lots
ALDE. Paris. Antiquarian and 19th Century Books. 207 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Western Manuscripts and Miniatures. 123 lots
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. ANCIENT AND MODERN BOOKS RARE AND PRECIOUS. 118 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Collectibles and Rarities. 30 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Autographs and Artifacts - Internet bidstart 11/18. 813 lots
Bonhams. New York. History of Science and Technology. 97 lots
Bonhams. New York. Voices of the 20th Century. 307 lots
Ader. PARIS. Ancient and Modern Prints. 292 lots

Thu. Dec. 8th
Swann Galleries. New York. Maps and Atlases, Natural History and Color Plate Books. 401 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Collectors Sale: Books and Works on Paper.
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Miniature Books: Rico Onuma Memorial Auction from Lilliput Oval Saloon, Owned by Kazushige Onuma, To. 454 lots
Vermot de Pas. Paris. NASA Photographs. 156 lots
ALDE. Paris. Antiquarian Books of the XIXth Century. 154 lots

Fri. Dec. 9th
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. Philippe Zoummeroff. 344 lots
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH. Berlin-Schoneberg. Books, Prints. 475 lots
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. Animation and Disneyana.
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Western Americana - Day 1. 397 lots

Sat. Dec. 10th
Alexander Historical Auctions. Chesapeake City. Revolutionary War. 311 lots
Aspire Auctions. Cleveland. Fine Art - Prints - Internet Bidstart 12/2. 32 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Animation Art. 878 lots
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . December Estate Sale - Books and Prints. 37 lots
Vermot de Pas. Paris. Comic Strips and Original Boards, 3D, Japanese Animation. 813 lots
Gibson Auction Inc.. Orange County. IMPORTANT JOSEPH “ABE” LEISCH CIVIL WAR AUCTION. 157 lots
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Cleveland. Works on Paper - Prints.
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Western Americana - Day 2. 217 lots
Mid Hudson Auction Galleries. Cornwall-on-Hudson, . Contemporary Art, Antiques and Fine Art. 71 lots
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books.
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. Deck the Halls: December Exposition Auction. 32 lots

Sun. Dec. 11th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 12/4.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 12/4.
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Cleveland. Fine and Decorative Arts - Prints. 87 lots

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  • <b>Bloomsbury Auctions: Books and Works on Paper, including Fine Photographs. December 14, 2017</b>
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Rowling (J.K.). Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, original fine black pen and ink manuscript book by the author J.K.Rowling, with 31pp of text and illustrations. £80,000 to £120,000
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Blaeu (Johannes). <i>Vierde Stuck der Aerdrycks-Beschryving, welck vervat Engelandt</i>, i.e. <i>Theatrum Orbis Terrarum</i>. vol 4, England & Wales. £10,500 to £12,500
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Miró (Joan). L'Homme au Balencier, etching, aquatint and carborundum, printed in colours on Japan paper, signed in pencil lower right. £4,000 to £6,000
    <b>Bloomsbury Auctions: Books and Works on Paper, including Fine Photographs. December 14, 2017</b>
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Steve McCurry (b.1950). Afghan Girl, 1984, pigment inkjet print, signed and numbered 48/250 in pencil on lower margin. £2,500 to £3,500
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Keough (Pat and Rosemarie). <i>Antarctica</i>, no 228 of 950 copies, signed by the authors, many colour illustrations, original dark grey morocco. £2,800 to £3,200
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Rowlandson (Thomas). Darby & Joan, the idyllically contended couple sit either side of a stove in a cosy domestic interior, ink and watercolour on wove paper. £1,000 to £1,500
    <b>Bloomsbury Auctions: Books and Works on Paper, including Fine Photographs. December 14, 2017</b>
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Procktor (Patrick). Tiny blue-eyed goldfish, watercolour, 310 x 460mm., signed in blue crayon, lower right, titled and inscribed Muscat Jan 19. £1,000 to £1,500
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Iouri Abramochkin (b.1936). Horsemen, Dagestan, 1968, Lambda print, printed later, signed, dated, editioned 1/8 and annotated in black ink verso. £800 to £1,200
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Ravilious (Eric).- Shakespeare (William). Twelfth NIght, or, What You Will, number 79 of 275 copies , wood-engraved title. £800 to £1,200
    <b>Bloomsbury Auctions: Books and Works on Paper, including Fine Photographs. December 14, 2017</b>
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Michelangelo.- Chastel (André). <i>The Vatican Frescoes of Michelangelo</i>, Photography by Takashi Okamura, 2 vol., one of 600 sets, colour plates. £500 to £700
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Wyndham (John). <i>The Day of the Triffids; The Kraken Wakes; The Chrysalids;</i> together with 8 other volumes. All first editions. £400 to £600
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946). Goats Along The Seine, 1894. Photogravure, printed 1990s by Dorothy Norman, one from an edition of 40 published by Aperture. £400 to £600
  • <b>Les Collections Aristophil:<br>December 20, 2017</b>
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> SAINT-EXUPERY, ANTOINE DE. Kodachrome Film (16mm) showing Antoine de Saint-Exupery and Consuelo on a boat, 1942. JOINED: Guestbook for the Boat, signed, with a drawing of the Little Prince. 15 000 to 20 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> CANDEE, HELEN CHURCHILL. Autograph manuscript. TITANIC, 40 leaves. Original account of the most famous shipwreck, by a survivor of the ordeal. 300 000 to 400 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> TITANIC. Collection of 7 documents relating to the shipwreck of the Titanic (14 April 1912). 20 000 to<br>30 000 €
    <b>Les Collections Aristophil:<br>December 20, 2017</b>
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> DUPLEIX DE CADIGNAN, JEANBAPTISTE. Signed autograph manuscript. Thirty years of memoirs related to military services and important information on the American War of Independence.<br>40 000 to 50 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> CURTIUS. Faiz et Conquestes d'Alexandre [Histoire d'Alexandre le Grand]. In French, illuminated manuscript on paper and parchment, 16 large miniatures. 300 000 to<br>500 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> NELSON, HORATIO. Signed autograph letter, ‘Nelson & Bronte,” aboard the Amazon, 14 October 1801, addressed to Sir William Hamilton. 4 000 to 5 000 €
    <b>Les Collections Aristophil:<br>December 20, 2017</b>
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> GIROLAMO FRANCESCO MARIA MAZZUOLI DIT LE PARMESAN. Le couple amoureux. Pen and brown ink. 80 000 to 120 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> SADE, DONATIEN-ALPHONSE-FRANÇOIS, MARQUIS DE. Autograph manuscript. The 120 Days of Sodom, or the School of Libertinage, 1785.<br>4 000 000 to 6 000 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> MIRÓ, JOAN. Signed autograph correspondence to Thomas and Diane Bouchard (1949-1976). 50 000 to 60 000 €
    <b>Les Collections Aristophil:<br>December 20, 2017</b>
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> BALZAC, HONORÉ DE. Signed autograph manuscript, Ursule Mirouët, [1841]. One of only two manuscripts of novels by Balzac in private hands. 800 000 to<br>1 200 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> LENOIR, ALEXANDRE. Essai sur l'histoire des arts en Egypte pouvant servir d'appendice au grand ouvrage de la Commission. autograph manuscript with numerous additions and corrections. 40 000 to 50 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> SCHRÖDINGER, ERWIN. Autograph manuscript [Spring 1946, sent to Albert Einstein]. 1 500 to 2 000 €
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  • <b>Christie’s Online, Dec. 5 – Dec. 12:</b> <i>John the Baptist</i>. initial 'H' cut from a choirbook [Lombardy or Siena, c. 1470s]. US$6,000–9,000
    <b>Christie’s Online, Dec. 5 – Dec. 12:</b> <i>Maharaja Ranjit Singh (1780–1839) seated on a terrace with Sikh noblemen</i>. [Punjab, North India, circa 1830-40]. Estimate: US$10,000–15,000