• <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 Unique and Beautifully Written Manuscript of 650 Quarto Pages - Unpublished History of Belle-Isle-En-Mer, 1754.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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52 Auctions Archived, 45 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday, December 10th, 2016, 52 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database, 3 denominated in Swiss francs, 20 in euros, 6 in British pounds, and 23 in US dollars.  Turnover was $20,924,461 as 11,583 lots were offered and 8,019 sold for a 69% success rate. 

5 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

SothebysThe Bible Collection of Dr. Charles Caldwell Ryrie on December 5th: $7,341,818 
SothebysFine Books and Manuscripts, Including Americana on December 6th: $1,435,875 
Heritage AuctionsAmericana & Political on December 3rd: $1,334,119 
BonhamsHistory of Science and Technology on December 7th: $1,109,933 
Koller AuctionsPrints and Multiples on December 3rd: $1,077,248 

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

Jacksons AuctionWorld Treasures Featuring Important Russian, European, Asian & American Works on November 29th: 266.58% 
Pierre Berge and AssociesPrivate Collection: Artists' Books and Catalogues on December 4th: 260.71% 
Koller AuctionsPrints and Multiples on December 3rd: 156.81% 
EldredsAsian Art at Auction - Prints, Books on December 1st: 136.42% 
SothebysThe Bible Collection of Dr. Charles Caldwell Ryrie on December 5th: 134.94% 
Neal Auction CompanyLouisiana Purchase Auction - Day 1 - Historical Documents, Maps and Prints on December 2nd: 132.83% 
Romantic Agony Book and Print AuctionsAntiquarian on November 25th: 128.31% 
TajanPrints on November 30th: 128.14% 
Neret Minet and TessierArchives and Manuscripts, Historical Documents on December 1st: 124.37% 
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersBooks, Maps and Ephemera on December 2nd: 119.50% 
Neal Auction CompanyLouisiana Purchase Auction - Day 2 - Manuscript, Maps, Prints on December 3rd: 113.95% 


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

Pierre Berge and AssociesPrivate Collection: Artists' Books and Catalogues on December 4th: 100.00% 
Alaska AuctionDecember 2 Auction - Books, Photos, Posters on December 2nd: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 11/27 on December 4th: 98.50% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 11/27 on December 4th: 98.01% 
Rago Arts and AuctionsRemix: Timeless Style - Prints and Photographs on December 2nd: 94.74% 
Lancaster Mennonite Historical SocietyRare, Out of Print and Used Books on November 11th: 92.60% 
Koller AuctionsPrints and Multiples on December 3rd: 92.55% 
SothebysThe Bible Collection of Dr. Charles Caldwell Ryrie on December 5th: 91.84% 
Heritage AuctionsAmericana & Political on December 3rd: 90.47% 
Swann GalleriesMaps and Atlases, Natural History and Color Plate Books on December 8th: 85.54% 
Jacksons AuctionWorld Treasures Featuring Important Russian, European, Asian & American Works on November 29th: 84.62% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on December 6th: 81.11% 
Neret Minet and TessierArchives and Manuscripts, Historical Documents on December 1st: 80.85% 
 
 
Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys WYCLIFFITE NEW TESTAMENT IN THE LATER VERSION, on December 5th Actual price: USD $1,692,500.
  2. Sothebys THE FIRSTE BOKE OF MOSES CALLED GENESIS ?FYFTE BOKE OF MOSES CALLED DEUTERONOMYE. on December 5th Actual price: USD $672,500.
  3. Bonhams A German Naval 4-rotor Enigma enciphering machine (M4), made by Heimsoeth and Rinke, Berlin, 1943. on December 7th Actual price: USD $463,500.
  4. Sothebys THE HOLY BIBLE, CONTEYNING THE OLD TESTAMENT, AND THE NEW: NEWLY TRANSLATED OUT OF THE ORIGINALL TONGUES: & WITH THE FORMER TRANSLATIONS DILIGENTLY COMPARED AND REVISED BY HIS MAIESTIES SPECIALL COMMANDEMENT. on December 5th Actual price: USD $396,500.
  5. Sothebys [ENOLA GAY NAVIGATION LOG], NAVIGATOR'S LOG, WAR DEPARTMENT AAF FORM NO. 21A, TINIAN ISLAND TO HIROSHIMA, JAPAN, AND BACK, 0245AM TO 1458PM IN LOCAL TINIAN TIME, AUGUST 6, 1945 on December 6th Actual price: USD $372,500.
  6. Sothebys BIBLIA. THE BIBLE, THAT IS, THE HOLY SCRIPTURE OF THE OLDE AND NEW TESTAMENT, FAITHFULLY AND TRULY TRANLSATED OUT OF DOUCHE AND LATYN IN TO ENGLISH ? on December 5th Actual price: USD $348,500.
  7. Sothebys BIBLIA, DAS IST DIE GANTZE HEILIGE SCHRIFT DEUDSCH. on December 5th Actual price: USD $324,500.
  8. Sothebys BIBLE IN MASSACHUSET, NATICK DIALECT: MAMUSSE WUNNEETUPANATAMWE UP-BIBLIUM GOD NANEESWE NUKKONE TESTAMENT KAH WONK WUSKU TESTAMENT. on December 5th Actual price: USD $275,000.
  9. Sothebys FOUR GOSPELS WITH COMMENTARY, IN GREEK. on December 5th Actual price: USD $275,000.
  10. Sothebys FOUR GOSPELS, IN GREEK. on December 5th Actual price: USD $250,000.
  11. Sothebys BIBLE WITH PROLOGUES AND INTERPRETATIONS OF HEBREW NAMES, IN LATIN. on December 5th Actual price: USD $200,000.
  12. Sothebys GOSPEL OF LUKE AND JOHN, IN GREEK. on December 5th Actual price: USD $175,000.
  13. Bonhams A 1960 Olympic torch. on December 7th Actual price: USD $150,000.
  14. Heritage Auctions Hand Carved American Tobacconist Cigar Store Indian. on December 3rd Actual price: USD $150,000.
  15. Christies La Rivière enchantée. on December 5th Actual price: USD $131,075.
  16. Bonhams Die Grundlage der allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie. on December 7th Actual price: USD $125,000.
  17. Sothebys THE HOLY BIBLE, CONTAINING THE OLD TESTAMENT, AND THE NEW: NEWLY TRANSLATED OUT OF THE ORIGINAL TONGUES: AND WITH THE FORMER TRANSLATIONS DILIGENTLY COMPARED AND REVISED, BY HIS MAJESTIES SPECIALL COMMANDEMENT. on December 5th Actual price: USD $112,500.
  18. Sothebys A LEAF FROM THE 36-LINE BIBLE. on December 5th Actual price: USD $112,500.
  19. Neal Auction Company , "Norman's Chart of the Lower Mississippi River from Natchez to New Orleans" on December 3rd Actual price: USD $106,750.
  20. Sothebys THE HOLY BIBLE, CONTAINING THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS: NEWLY TRANSLATED OUT OF THE ORIGINAL TONGUES; AND WITH THE FORMER TRANSLATIONS DILIGENTLY COMPARED AND REVISED. on December 5th Actual price: USD $106,250.
  21. Sothebys THE PILGRIM’S PROGRESS FROM THIS WORLD, TO THAT WHICH IS TO COME DELIVERED UNDER THE SIMILITUDE OF A DREAM WHEREIN IS DISCOVERED, THE MANNER OF HIS SETTING OUT, HIS DANGEROUS JOURNEY, AND SAFE ARRIVAL AT THE DESIRED COUNTREY. on December 5th Actual price: USD $93,750.
  22. Sothebys THE NEWE TESTAMENT YET ONES AGAYNE CORRECTED BY W. TYNDALE: WHERE UNTO IS ADDED A NECSSARYE TABLE. on December 5th Actual price: USD $93,750.
  23. Bonhams Autograph Letter Signed ("C. Darwin"), on December 7th Actual price: USD $93,750.
  24. Sothebys VETUS TESTAMENTUM MULTIPLICI LINGUA NUNC PRIMO IMPRESSUM. ET IMPRIMIS PENTATEUCHUS HEBRAICO GRECO ATQUE CHALDAICO IDIOMATE. on December 5th Actual price: USD $87,500.
  25. Koller Auctions Danaé. on December 3rd Actual price: USD $82,294.



52 total sales reported this week:

Old World Auctions. Maps and Atlases - Internet bidstart 11/2 on November 16th: 74.00%
Binoche et Giquello. ANCIENT AND MODERN BOOKS RARE AND PRECIOUS on December 7th: 33.05%
PBA Galleries. Miniature Books: Rico Onuma Memorial Auction from Lilliput Oval Saloon, Owned by Kazushige Onuma, To on December 8th: 77.75%
Swann Galleries. Maps and Atlases, Natural History and Color Plate Books on December 8th: 85.54%
Koller Auctions. Photography on December 1st: 16.39%
Koller Auctions. Prints and Multiples on December 3rd: 92.55%
Koller Auctions. Photographs on December 3rd: 48.75%
Alaska Auction. December 2 Auction - Books, Photos, Posters on December 2nd: 100.00%
Vermot de Pas. Photographies : Travels, Cinema, Nasa, Contemporary, Artists on November 16th: 10.05%
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Sporting and Collector's Sale - Books and Ephemera on November 16th: 60.75%
Potomack Company. December 6 Holiday Online Auction on December 6th: 60.00%
Goldberg Coins and Collectibles. Manuscripts and Collectibles on December 4th: 53.52%
Rago Arts and Auctions. Remix: Timeless Style - Prints and Photographs on December 2nd: 94.74%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Western Manuscripts and Miniatures on December 7th: 69.11%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on December 6th: 81.11%
Bonhams. History of Science and Technology on December 7th: 73.20%
Bonhams. Voices of the 20th Century on December 7th: 49.84%
Bonhams. December Sale - Automobilia on December 7th: 70.83%
Bonhams. Modern and Contemporary Prints and Multiples on December 6th: 52.03%
Sothebys. Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts on December 6th: 60.56%
Sothebys. Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including Americana on December 6th: 34.57%
Neal Auction Company. Louisiana Purchase Auction - Day 3 - Manuscript, Maps, Prints on December 4th: 70.21%
Neal Auction Company. Louisiana Purchase Auction - Day 2 - Manuscript, Maps, Prints on December 3rd: 66.67%
Neal Auction Company. Louisiana Purchase Auction - Day 1 - Historical Documents, Maps and Prints on December 2nd: 74.60%
ALDE. Antiquarian Books of the XIXth Century on December 8th: 39.61%
ALDE. Antiquarian and 19th Century Books on December 7th: 47.34%
ALDE. Original Editions from the 19th-21st Centuries on December 2nd: 57.40%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Books, Maps and Ephemera on December 2nd: 71.57%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Books, Maps and Ephemera on December 1st: 66.91%
Neret Minet and Tessier. Archives and Manuscripts, Historical Documents on December 1st: 80.85%
Pierre Berge and Associes. Private Collection: Artists' Books and Catalogues on December 4th: 100.00%
Jasper52. Ernest Hemingway Book Auction on December 3rd: 46.02%
Auctionata. Photographs Curated by Lou Proud on December 2nd: 1.35%
Auctionata. Prints and Photographs on December 1st: 19.40%
Auctionata. Start Collecting: Part 1 on November 29th: 1.04%
Auctionata. Editions - Prints on December 1st: 13.64%
Purcell Auctioneers. November Auction - Books, Prints on November 30th: 52.27%
Tajan. Prints on November 30th: 64.21%
Eldreds. Asian Art at Auction - Prints, Books on December 1st: 74.32%
OSENAT. 20th Century Spirit on December 4th: 10.53%
Galerie Bassenge. Photography on November 30th: 60.40%
Romantic Agony Book and Print Auctions. Antiquarian on November 25th: 73.67%
Christies. LIVRES RARES ET MANUSCRITS DU XVE AU XXE SIÈCLES on December 5th: 59.81%
Winner's Auctions and Exhibitions. Rare Books & Manuscripts, Rabbinical & Admors letters, Maps of Jerusalem, Judiaca on November 29th: 68.30%
Jacksons Auction. World Treasures Featuring Important Russian, European, Asian & American Works on November 29th: 84.62%
Sothebys. The Bible Collection of Dr. Charles Caldwell Ryrie on December 5th: 91.84%
Ader. Letters, Autographs and Manuscripts on November 30th: 62.00%
Ader. Letters, Autographs and Manuscripts on November 29th: 71.95%
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Rare, Out of Print and Used Books on November 11th: 92.60%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 11/27 on December 4th: 98.01%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 11/27 on December 4th: 98.50%
Heritage Auctions. Americana & Political on December 3rd: 90.47%

 

For the week ahead 45 sales are scheduled: 

Mon. Dec. 12th 
Gonnelli Casa DAste. Firenze. Books, Manuscripts and Autographs. 461 lots 
ALDE. Paris. Autograph Letter and Manuscript. 356 lots 
Artcurial. Paris. Limited Editions. 92 lots 
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. Icons and Photographs from the 1960s-2000s. 116 lots 
Dorotheum . Vienna. Books and Decorative Prints. 443 lots 
Sothebys. New York. Exceptional Exposures: 20th Century Photographs Online - Internet bidstart 11/28. 61 lots 
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Western Americana - Day 4. 410 lots 
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books, Prints. 25 lots 
Adams Amsterdam Auctions. Amsterdam. Kees van Dongen – His Illustrated Books - and - Fine Art. 137 lots 

Tue. Dec. 13th 
Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions. Bruxelles . Antiquarian Books. 397 lots 
Artcurial. Paris. Photography. 71 lots 
Sothebys. London. English Literature, History, Children's Books & Illustrations. 337 lots 
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Books. 195 lots 
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. The Sporting and Country Life Sale. 74 lots 
Artcurial. Paris. FROM THE WILLY RONIS SUCCESSION STÉPHANE KOVALSKY COLLECTION. 164 lots 
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Jewish and Israeli History and Culture. 534 lots 
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Chadds Ford, PA . Winter Catalogue Auction - Books, Prints. 48 lots 
Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers. Kilkenny. Rare Books, Literature, Manuscripts, Maps, Works of Art. 820 lots 

Wed. Dec. 14th 
Bolaffi Ambassador Auctions. Milan. Rare Books and Autographs. 832 lots 
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Fine Prints. 153 lots 
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Books, Maps and Documents. 462 lots 
Christies. New York. Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts, including Americana. 408 lots 
Kestenbaum and Company. New York. Books, Manuscripts and Fine Art. 64 lots 
Minerva Auctions Roma. Roma. Prints and Multiples. 250 lots 
Forum Auctions in Italy. Roma. Antiquarian and Rare Books. 90 lots 
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . Fine Art - Prints and Photography. 60 lots 

Thu. Dec. 15th 
Bonhams. London. Entertainment Memorabilia. 151 lots 
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Fine and Important Books and Works on Paper. 516 lots 
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Children's and Illustrated Books. 444 lots 
PIASA. Paris. Photographs. 141 lots 
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Americana - Travel - Cartography. 559 lots 
Sothebys. New York. Important Judaica. 126 lots 
Dorothy Sloan Rare Books. Austin. The Mexican-American War - Day 1. 273 lots 
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Ancient and Modern Books - Autographs and Documents. 488 lots 
RR Auction. Amherst. Science and Technology - Internet bidstart 12/8. 254 lots 
Rossini. Paris. Engravings, etc.. 10 lots 
Skinner. Marlborough. Judaica Online - Internet bidstart 12/7. 40 lots 
Robert Siegel Galleries. New York. United States and Confederate States Postal History. 403 lots 
Bibliopathos. Milano . Fine and Valuable Books. 568 lots 

Fri. Dec. 16th 
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. Library of an Amateur. 200 lots 
Dorothy Sloan Rare Books. Austin. The Mexican-American War - Day 2. 273 lots 
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Post Cards. 322 lots 
Minerva Auctions Roma. Roma. Books, Autographs and Prints. 745 lots 

Sun. Dec. 18th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 12/11
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 12/11

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

 

  • <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