• <b>Sotheby’s London: English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations, including The Garrett Herman Collection: The Age of Darwin. July 11, 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul 11:</b> Austen, Jane. Autograph letter, written in the third person, to her niece Anna Austen (later Lefroy), 1812. £80,000 to 100,000
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul 11:</b> Smith, Adam. <i>An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations</i>. London: Printed for W. Strahan; And T. Cadell, 1776. £50,000 to 70,000
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul 11:</b> Darwin, Charles. <i>On the Origin of Species By Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life</i>. John Murray, 1859. £50,000 to 70,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London: English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations, including The Garrett Herman Collection: The Age of Darwin. July 11, 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul 11:</b> Dickens, Charles. Autograph draft manuscript of "Mrs Gamp with the Strolling Players,” 1847. £40,000 to 60,000
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul 11:</b> Shepard, E.H. Two drawings from <i>Winnie-The-Pooh</i> comprising “Why, what’s the matter?” and “He was taking the balloon out…” £40,000 to 60,000
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul 11:</b> Blake, William. <i>Illustrations of the Book of Job. Invented and Engraved by William Blake. Published as the Act Directs...By William Blake, 8 March 1825</i> [1826]. £20,000 to 30,000
  • <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Newton. <i>Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica</i>. London, 1687.
    <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Josephus. <i>De antiquitate Judaica.</i> Lubeck, 1475-76.
    <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Carlerius. <i>Sporta fragmentorum, Sportula fragmentorum</i>. Brussels, 1478-79.
    <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Fridolin. <i>Der Schatzbehalter</i>. Nuremberg, 1491.
    <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Pinder. <i>Der beschlossen gart des rosenkrantz marie</i>. Nuremberg, 1505.
    <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Isidorus Hispalensis. <i>Synonyma de Homine</i>. Nuremberg, 1470-71.
    <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Durer. Sammelband including <i>Underweysung der messing</i>. Nuremberg, 1525-29.
  • <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July 8: Rare Books & Manuscripts</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions July 8:</b><br> Walter Gibson's Complete Run of The Shadow. 48 bound volumes, 1931-44. $8,000-12,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions July 8:</b><br> Frederic Shoberl, The World in Miniature: Hindoostan. 6 volumes. $2,000-4,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions July 8:</b><br> A Rare Copy of the Earliest Chicago Newspaper to Report on the Great Fire of 1871. $6,000-8,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July 8: Rare Books & Manuscripts</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions July 8:</b><br> Broadside Proclamation by Mayor Roswell B. Mason for the Preservation of Good Order Following the Great Fire of 1871. Chicago. $4,000-6,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions July 8:</b><br> Peter Force Engraving of the Declaration of Independence. One page. Scarce and highly collectable. $15,000-20,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions July 8:</b><br> John Quincy Adams. The Jubilee of the Constitution. A Discourse. First edition. Inscribed. 1839. $3,000-5,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July 8: Rare Books & Manuscripts</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions July 8:</b><br> Cuban Revolution: Expedicion y Desembarco del “Granma.” Havana, ca. 1959. With portraits of the Castro brothers & Che Guevara. $150-250
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions July 8:</b><br> Osuna Ramos. A group of 28 photographs of the Mexican Revolution & aftermath in Mexico City, 1910-1920. 4½ x 6”. $400-600
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions July 8:</b><br> Charles Bukowski. Hot Water Music. First edition with original signed painting. 1983. $2,000-4,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July 8: Rare Books & Manuscripts</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions July 8:</b><br> Alan Ginsberg. Five Page Autographed Letter. Signed. February 10, 1971. $3,000-5,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions July 8:</b><br> Andy Warhol’s Children’s Book. Featuring 12 color illustrations. Signed 5 times. 1983. $5,000-7,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions July 8:</b><br> Albrecht Durer. The Martyrdom Saint John the Evangelist. Woodcut, 1511 edition. $1,000-2,000
  • <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s:<br>De la musique avant toute chose… June 28, 2017</b>
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Roland de Lassus. [Songs and madrigals]. Album gathering three collections of secular music for tenor. 15.000-20.000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Richard Wagner. <i>Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg.</i> Original edition corrected and annotated by Wagner. 60.000-80.000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Claude Debussy. <i>La Damoiselle élue</i>. Lyrical poem, after D.-G. Rossetti. Limited edition of 160 copies. 6.000-8.000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s:<br>De la musique avant toute chose… June 28, 2017</b>
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Stéphane Mallarmé. Handwritten notebook made by Geneviève Mallarmé. No place or date [circa 1910]. 10.000-15.000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Henri Sauguet. <i>Les Forains</i>. Ballet. Reduction for piano. Original edition. 20.000-30.000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Athanasius Kircher. <i>Musurgia Universalis sive Ars Magna Consoni et Dissoni in X. Libros digesta.</i> 1650. 30.000-40.000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s:<br>De la musique avant toute chose… June 28, 2017</b>
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> François Villon, & Clément Marot. <i>Les Œuvres de François Villon de Paris, Reviewed and gathered by Clement Marot.</i> 15.000-20.000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Rainer Maria Rilke. <i>Larenopfer</i> (Offrande aux dieux Lares). The second collection of Rainer Maria Rilke, containing ninety poems. 6.000-8.000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Paul Éluard. <i>Capitale de la douleur.</i> One of the most beautiful poetic collections from the first surrealist wave. 15.000-20.000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Pierre de Ronsard. <i>Les Amours</i> ... newly augmented by him, and commented by Marc Antoine de Muret. 40.000-60.000 €

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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>Swann Auction Galleries: Inviting Quality Consignments</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 30:</b> Carte-de-visite album featuring a previously unrecorded image of Harriet Tubman, 1860s. Sold for $161,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7:</b> Hovhannes Amira Dadian, first world atlas in Armenian, Venice, 1849. Sold for $37,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 16:</b> T.E. Lawrence, <i>Seven Pillars of Wisdom</i>, privately printed edition, inscribed, London, 1926. Sold for $62,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries: Inviting Quality Consignments</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 14:</b> 22 large-format photographs from NASA missions, 1965-84. Sold for $43,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 21: </b> Charles M. Schulz, <i>Here Comes the Big Polar Bear</i>, pen & ink, 4-panel Peanuts comic strip, 1957. Sold for $12,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Elliott Erwitt, photograph of JFK & Eisenhower, signed by both, 1960. Sold for $32,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries: Inviting Quality Consignments</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9:</b> John Milton, <i>Paradise Lost</i>, first edition, London, 1668. Sold for $22,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 30:</b> Frederick Douglass, Autograph Letter Signed to George Alfred Townsend, Washington, 1880. Sold for $100,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Jan 26:</b> <i>Les Maîtres de l'Affiche</i>, 5 volumes, Paris, 1896-1900. Sold for $47,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries: Inviting Quality Consignments</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 16:</b> James Joyce, <i>Ulysses</i>, first edition, number 724 on handmade paper, Paris, 1922. Sold for $33,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9:</b> Single leaf of the Gutenberg Bible, Mainz, 1455, in a copy of Newton's <i>A Noble Fragment</i>. Sold for $52,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 27:</b> The Book of Mormon, first edition, Palmyra, NY, 1830. Sold for $52,500.
  • <b>Cowan’s Auctions: An Eclectic Collection: The Library of the Late Dr. Ivan Gilbert of Columbus.<br>June 5-26</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 5-26:</b> [Voyages and Travel] Churchill's Voyages 1732 - Complete in 6 Volumes.<br>$5,000 - $7,500.
    <b>Cowan’s, June 5-26:</b> [Illustrated] Alice by Salvador Dali, Signed and Limited. $3,000 - $5,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 5-26:</b> [Literature] The Little Prince - Signed/Limited First French Edition, 1943; #61 of 260. $5,000 - $7,500
    <b>Cowan’s Auctions: An Eclectic Collection: The Library of the Late Dr. Ivan Gilbert of Columbus.<br>June 5-26</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 5-26:</b> [Literature] Gone With The Wind, 1st in DJ, May, 1936. $1,500 - $2,500
    <b>Cowan’s, June 5-26:</b> [Literature - Modern Firsts] Rare Henry Miller, Tropic of Cancer, Obelisk Press Paris - 1934. $2,000 - $3,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 5-26:</b> [[Sporting - Fishing] Rare - Lee Sturges, Salmon Fishing New Brunswick, 1 of 50 Printed - 7 Original Etchings.<br>$4,000 - $6,000
    <b>Cowan’s Auctions: An Eclectic Collection: The Library of the Late Dr. Ivan Gilbert of Columbus.<br>June 5-26</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 5-26:</b> [Voyages and Travel - Maritime] Rare Ledyard Account of Cook's Last Voyage, 1783 Hartford, Howes "d".<br>$10,000 - $15,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 5-26:</b> [Illustrated - Maxfield Parrish] Knave of Hearts, Scribner's, 1st Hardback Edition, 1925 Parrish Illustrations.<br>$750 - $1,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 5-26:</b> [Bible - Illustrated - Cartography) Massive Dutch Bible, 1682, Contemporary Colored Maps, Working Brass Clasps. $2,500 - $3,500
    <b>Cowan’s Auctions: An Eclectic Collection: The Library of the Late Dr. Ivan Gilbert of Columbus.<br>June 5-26</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 5-26:</b> [Women Suffrage - Civil Rights - Autographs] A Unique Extra-Illustrated Life of Susan B. Anthony. $15,000 - $20,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 5-26:</b> [18th Century French Manuscript] Unpublished History of Belle-Isle-En-Mer, 1754 With Watercolor Illustration.<br>$10,000 - $15,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 5-26:</b> [Illustrated - Children's - Movable] Wonderful 19th Century Lothar Meggendorfer Moveable Book. $750 - $1,000
  • <b>Forum Auctions: Online Sale of Cricket Books and Works on Paper. Now through July 5, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, now thru Jul 5:</b> Wisden (John). <i>Cricketers' Almanack for 1896</i>, original cloth, 1896. £15,000 to 20,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, now thru Jul 5:</b> Wisden (John). <i>The Cricketers' Almanack for the year 1869</i>, excellent copy of the scarce sixth edition, 1869. £10,000 to 15,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, now thru Jul 5:</b> Wisden (John). <i>Cricketers' Almanack for 1916</i>, with tribute to W.G. Grace by Lord Harris, original cloth, 1916. £5,000 to 6,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Online Sale of Cricket Books and Works on Paper. Now through July 5, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, now thru Jul 5:</b> Lillywhite (Frederick) and Arthur Haygarth. <i>Cricket Scores and Biographies of Celebrated Cricketers</i>, vol. 1 - 16 [a complete run], 1862-2003. £750 to 1,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, now thru Jul 5:</b> Trumper (Victor). Postcard of Victor Trumper, signed by Trumper on image, 1905. £300 to 400
    <b>Forum Auctions, now thru Jul 5:</b> Crombie (Charles). <i>Laws of Cricket</i>, 1907; and 29 others. £150 to 200
  • <b>19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy.</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Exodus 10:10 to 16:15. Complete Biblical scroll sheet in Hebrew, a Torah scroll panel. Middle East, ca. 10th or 11th century.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Copernicus Refuted. (Astronomy.). Scientific manuscript of a course of studies at Collège de la Trinité, Lyon. 1660s.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Israel’s War of Independence and the Early Days of the IDF. 58 photographs presented to Israel Ber, IDF officer and later convicted spy.
    <b>19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy.</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Early Unpublished Darwin letter on the races of man. Autograph Letter Signed [to Henry Denny]. Down, Kent, June 1, [1844].
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Classic Image of American Slavery. Kimball, M. H. <i>Emancipated Slaves</i>. New York: George Hanks, 1863.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> (Underground Railroad.) Scaggs, Isaac. Important Runaway Slave Poster: $500 Reward Ran away, or decoyed from the subscriber…