• <b>Forum Auctions: Important Books & Manuscripts. May 24, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions May 24:</b> Columnis (Guido de). <i>Historia destructionis Troiae</i>, first edition, 1477-79.<br>Est. £30,000 - 40,000
    <b>Forum Auctions May 24:</b> Modus versificando. Extraordinary sammelband of 21 works collected by a German humanist, 1492-1519. Est. £40,000 - 60,000
    <b>Forum Auctions May 24:</b> Mary I & King Philip II. Letter signed to Lord Paget signed "Mary the Quene" and "Philipp R" and endorsed "By the King and the Quene", 1p., Westminster, 29th January 1555.<br>Est. £18,000 - 20,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Important Books & Manuscripts. May 24, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions May 24:</b> Pontanus (Ludovicus). <i>Singularia</i>, Lyon, 1517. Est. £4,000 - 6,000
    <b>Forum Auctions May 24:</b> Greene (Graham). <i>The Confidential Agent</i>, first edition, 1939. Est. £1,500 - 2,000
    <b>Forum Auctions May 24:</b> Dodgson (Rev. C.L.). <i>The Hunting of the the Snark</i>, presentation copy inscribed by the author, 1876. Est. £2,500 - 3,500
    <b>Forum Auctions: Important Books & Manuscripts. May 24, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions May 24:</b> Bacon (Sir Francis). <i>The Tvvoo Bookes of Francis Bacon</i>, first edition, 1605. Est. £1,000 - 1,500
    <b>Forum Auctions May 24:</b> Metcalf (John Henry). <i>Armorial Sketches</i>, manuscript 1850. Est. £2,000 - 3,000
    <b>Forum Auctions May 24:</b> Firdausi (Abu'l-Qasim). <i>Shahnama [The Book of Kings]</i>, with 20 minaitures, probably Kashmir, [late 18th/early 19th century]. Est. £2,000 - 3,000
  • <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s: La bibliothèque de Pierre Bergé - Music and Poetry. 28 June 2017
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés, in association with Sotheby’s, June 28:</b> Jean de Lassus. Songs and madrigals. Album of three collections of secular music for tenor. Est: 15,000-20,000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés, in assoc. with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Richard Wagner. <i>Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg</i> [Booklet annotated by Wagner]. Original edition, corrected and annotated by Wagner.<br>Est: 60,000-80,000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés, in assoc. with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Claude Debussy. <i>La Damoiselle élue</i>. Lyric poem, after Rossetti. Limited ed of 160 copies: #98 of 125 on white vellum. Cover w/famous lithograph by Maurice Denis. Est: 6,000-8,000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s: La bibliothèque de Pierre Bergé - Music and Poetry. 28 June 2017
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés, in assoc. with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Stéphane Mallarmé. <i>A Throw of the Dice Will Never Abolish Chance</i>. Corrected proofs. With autograph documents and lithographs by Redon.<br>Est: 10,000-15,000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés, in assoc. with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Henri Sauguet. <i>Les Forains</i>. Ballet. Reduction for piano. Paris, Rouart, Lerolle & Cie, 1946. Binding of the time. Original edition.<br>Est: 20,000-30,000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés, in assoc. with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Athanasius Kircher. <i>Musurgia Universalis sive Ars Magna Consoni et Dissoni in X. Libros digesta</i>. Rare original edition of the first musical encyclopedia.<br>Est: 30,000-40,000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s: La bibliothèque de Pierre Bergé - Music and Poetry. 28 June 2017
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés, in assoc. with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> François Villon & Clément Marot. <i>Les Œuvres de Françoys Villon de Paris</i>, reviewed and delivered in their entirety by Clement Marot, valet de chambre of the Roy. Est: 15,000-20,000
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés, in assoc. with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Rainer Maria Rilke. <i>Larenopfer</i> (Offering to the Lares gods). Original edition. The second collection of Rainer Maria Rilke, containing ninety poems.<br>Est: 6,000-8,000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés, in assoc. with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Frédéric Chopin. <i>Scherzo for piano</i>, Paris, 1837. Exceptional score with authograph to his virtuoso student Jeanne Porte. Est: 15,000-20,000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s: La bibliothèque de Pierre Bergé - Music and Poetry. 28 June 2017
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés, in assoc. with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Paul Éluard. <i>Capitale de la douleur.</i> One the most beautiful poetic collections from the 1st surrealist wave, bearing an autograph by the author to Coco Chanel. Est: 15,000-20,000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés, in assoc. with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Pierre de Ronsard. <i>Les Amours... </i> newly augmented by the author, and commented by Marc Antoine de Muret. Plus a few Odes from the author, not yet printed.<br>Est: 40,000-60,000 €
  • <b>Skinner Fine Books & Manuscripts: Books & Manuscripts Online Auction. May 23 - June 2, 2017</b>
    <b>Skinner Auction May 23 - Jun 2:</b> Andrew Wyeth, an archive of 43 unpublished letters. $80,000-120,000 [lot 1106]
    <b>Skinner Auction May 23 - Jun 2:</b> Abraham Lincoln, signed document granting pensions to surviving Revolutionary War Veterans, 1865. $60,000-80,000 [lot 1058]
    <b>Skinner Auction May 23 - Jun 2:</b> Forlani Map of North America, 1566. $40,000-60,000 [lot 1555]
    <b>Skinner Fine Books & Manuscripts: Books & Manuscripts Online Auction. May 23 - June 2, 2017</b>
    <b>Skinner Auction May 23 - Jun 2:</b> <i>Journal des Dames et des Modes</i>, 1912-1914. $4,000-6,000 [lot 1294]
    <b>Skinner Auction May 23 - Jun 2:</b> Book of Hours, Use of Rouen, late 14th Century. $30,000-40,000 [lot 1162]
    <b>Skinner Auction May 23 - Jun 2:</b> Schedel, World Map, 1493. $5,000-7,000 [lot 1589]
    <b>Skinner Fine Books & Manuscripts: Books & Manuscripts Online Auction. May 23 - June 2, 2017</b>
    <b>Skinner Auction May 23 - Jun 2:</b> Sir Isaac Newton’s copy of <i>Le Grand’s Institutio Philosophiae</i>, 1675. $5,000-7,000 [lot 1308]
    <b>Skinner Auction May 23 - Jun 2:</b> Muhammad Mu'min Husaini’s Tuhfat al-Mu'minin, 17th century Persian medical manuscript on paper. $4,000-6,000 [lot 1118]
    <b>Skinner Auction May 23 - Jun 2:</b> Persian Calligraphy, an album. $4,000-6,000 [lot 1119]
    <b>Skinner Fine Books & Manuscripts: Books & Manuscripts Online Auction. May 23 - June 2, 2017</b>
    <b>Skinner Auction May 23 - Jun 2:</b> Edgar Allan Poe, <i>Tales</i>, New York: Wiley & Putnam, 1845. $3,00-5,000 [lot 1361]
    <b>Skinner Auction May 23 - Jun 2:</b> English New Testament, Douay-Rheims, 1582, first edition. $10,000-15,000 [lot 1154]
  • <b>Bonhams: Fine Books and Manuscripts. June 7 New York<br>June 14 London. Accepting consignments</b>
    <b>Bonhams Jun 7:</b> Sangorski & Sutcliffe: Jewelled Binding. Byron, Lord [George Gordon]. An illuminated manuscript on vellum, being Byron's Ode to Napoleon. $40,000 - 60,000.
    <b>Sold at Bonhams:</b> Smith (Adam). <i>An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations</i>, 2 vol., first edition, W. Strahan, and T. Cadell, 1776. Sold for £68,750.
    <b>Sold at Bonhams:</b> Fleming (Ian). <i>Casino Royale</i>, first edition, first impression, Jonathan Cape, [1953]. Sold for £20,000
    <b>Bonhams: Fine Books and Manuscripts. June 7 New York<br>June 14 London. Accepting consignments</b>
    <b>Sold at Bonhams:</b> Orwell (George). <i>Keep the Aspidistra Flying</i>, first edition, author's presentation copy, inscribed <i>"To, F.G. Westrope, with very best wishes, from, 'George Orwell'"</i><br>1936. Sold for £22,500
    <b>Sold at Bonhams:</b> Prout (Victor Albert). The Thames from London to Oxford in Forty Photographs. First [-Second] Series in 1 vol., first edition, Virtue and Company, [1862]. Sold for £16,250
    <b>Sold at Bonhams:</b> Fleming (Alexander). Papers and memorabilia of Sir Alexander Fleming kept by his niece Mary Elizabeth (Anne) Johnston, including a penicillin mould, notebook, photographs and other papers. Sold for £12,500

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Thirty-two Auctions Archived this week, 20 Sales Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday, February 18th, 32 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; one denominated in Danish krona, 15 in euros, 4 in British pounds, and 12 in US dollars.  Turnover was $4,636,576 as 6,170 lots were offered and 4,716 sold for a 76% success rate.  This is February for goodness sake.  The spring looks promising.

 

For the week upcoming 20 Sales are scheduled.

 

One auction saw its total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Swann GalleriesIcons & Images: Photographs & Photobooks on February 14th: $1,582,852 


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

Il PonteHome Decor Modern Art, Modernism, Books - Session 13 and 14: Interior Design - Prints on February 15th: 215.18% 
Kedem AuctionJudaica: Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters on February 7th: 160.61% 
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersThree Day Books, Maps, Ephemera, Pictures & Prints Sale - Day 2. on February 9th: 150.75% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Remaining books from the Library of Franklin Brooke-Hitching on February 15th: 145.67% 
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersThree Day Books, Maps, Ephemera, Pictures & Prints Sale. - Day 3 on February 10th: 131.40% 
Il PonteHome Decor Modern Art, Modernism, Books - Session 9 and 10: Interior Design and Books on February 13th: 128.92% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on February 14th: 120.73% 
Il PonteHome Decor Modern Art, Modernism, Books - Session 5 and 6: Modern Art and Interior Design - Prints on February 9th: 108.55% 


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

Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Remaining books from the Library of Franklin Brooke-Hitching on February 15th: 100.00% 
Dirk Soulis AuctionsPhotographs, Prints on February 10th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 2/5 on February 12th: 99.88% 
Forum Auctions in ItalyFine Books and Works on Paper on February 7th: 98.92% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 2/5 on February 12th: 98.19% 
Il PonteHome Decor Modern Art, Modernism, Books - Session 9 and 10: Interior Design and Books on February 13th: 91.67% 
Il PonteHome Decor Modern Art, Modernism, Books - Session 5 and 6: Modern Art and Interior Design - Prints on February 9th: 91.43% 
Il PonteHome Decor Modern Art, Modernism, Books - Session 13 and 14: Interior Design - Prints on February 15th: 89.47% 
FreemansBooks, Maps and Manuscripts on February 17th: 89.12% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on February 14th: 83.16% 
Il PonteHome Decor Modern Art, Modernism, Books - Session 15 and 16: Interior Design - Prints on February 16th: 82.61% 
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersThree Day Books, Maps, Ephemera, Pictures & Prints Sale - Day 1. on February 8th: 81.66% 
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersThree Day Books, Maps, Ephemera, Pictures & Prints Sale - Day 2. on February 9th: 81.50% 
Il PonteHome Decor Modern Art, Modernism, Books - Session 7 and 8: Interior Design - Prints on February 10th: 81.25% 
 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. James D Julia Auctioneers MAGNIFICENT ARCHIVE OF CONFEDERATE SECRETARY OF NAVY STEPHEN R. MALLORY on February 10th Actual price: USD $84,700.
  2. Swann Galleries A selection of 50 plates from Animal Locomotion. on February 14th Actual price: USD $62,500.
  3. PBA Galleries Small group of original signed letters from Albert Einstein to author Max Fishler, an important correspondence about Immanuel Kant and Relativity on February 12th Actual price: USD $60,000.
  4. James D Julia Auctioneers IMPORTANT AND RARE PAIR OF CELESTIAL AND TERRESTRIAL GLOBES BY JOHN SENEX (1678 – 1740). on February 10th Actual price: USD $51,425.
  5. James D Julia Auctioneers 'HOT TODDY''. on February 10th Actual price: USD $45,980.
  6. Swann Galleries (SPACE EXPLORATION) Group of 22 large-format photographs from various NASA missions, including scenes of astronauts floating in space and multiple topographic views of the Earth. on February 14th Actual price: USD $43,750.
  7. Neal Auction Company The Birds of America, from Drawings Made in the United States and their Territories on February 12th Actual price: USD $43,750.
  8. Neal Auction Company An Accurate Map of the State of Alabama and West Florida Carefully compiled from the original surveys of the General Government; designed to exhibit at one view each Section and Fractional Section on February 12th Actual price: USD $43,750.
  9. Kedem Auction A Large Leaf Handwritten by the Chatam Sofer, on Chanuka and Torah Novellae - With a Hitherto Unprinted Section on February 7th Actual price: USD $41,820.
  10. Swann Galleries Dancers. on February 14th Actual price: USD $40,000.
  11. Swann Galleries Empire State Building. on February 14th Actual price: USD $37,500.
  12. Swann Galleries Sixth-plate tintype of the American poet and writer Edgar Allan Poe, which was taken a few weeks before Poe's death, after a daguerreotype by William A. on February 14th Actual price: USD $37,500.
  13. Swann Galleries Clearing Winter Storm. on February 14th Actual price: USD $32,500.
  14. Swann Galleries A striking set of 32 dramatic photographs relating to the 1936 Berlin Summer Olympics. on February 14th Actual price: USD $30,000.
  15. Freemans Gustav Klimt, Eine Nachlese. on February 17th Actual price: USD $26,250.
  16. Swann Galleries Chief of the Desert, Navajo. on February 14th Actual price: USD $23,750.
  17. Kedem Auction achzor for the High-Holidays and for the Three Festivals, Nusach Sefarad - Slavita, 1836 on February 7th Actual price: USD $23,370.
  18. Swann Galleries Yosemite and the Range of Light. on February 14th Actual price: USD $21,250.
  19. Swann Galleries Graduation. on February 14th Actual price: USD $21,250.
  20. Swann Galleries Trolley--New Orleans. on February 14th Actual price: USD $21,250.
  21. Swann Galleries Girls in the Windows, New York City. on February 14th Actual price: USD $20,800.
  22. Swann Galleries Hearse, London. on February 14th Actual price: USD $20,000.
  23. Swann Galleries Washington Square Park at Night. on February 14th Actual price: USD $20,000.
  24. Swann Galleries Portrait of Dorothy Norman. on February 14th Actual price: USD $20,000.
  25. Swann Galleries The Rush Gatherer. on February 14th Actual price: USD $20,000.



32 total sales reported this week:

Freemans. Books, Maps and Manuscripts on February 17th: 89.12%
Kedem Auction. Judaica: Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters on February 7th: 71.37%
Il Ponte. Home Decor Modern Art, Modernism, Books - Session 15 and 16: Interior Design - Prints on February 16th: 82.61%
Il Ponte. Home Decor Modern Art, Modernism, Books - Session 13 and 14: Interior Design - Prints on February 15th: 89.47%
Il Ponte. Home Decor Modern Art, Modernism, Books - Session 11 and 12: Interior Design - Prints on February 14th: 60.00%
Il Ponte. Home Decor Modern Art, Modernism, Books - Session 9 and 10: Interior Design and Books on February 13th: 91.67%
Il Ponte. Home Decor Modern Art, Modernism, Books - Session 7 and 8: Interior Design - Prints on February 10th: 81.25%
Il Ponte. Home Decor Modern Art, Modernism, Books - Session 5 and 6: Modern Art and Interior Design - Prints on February 9th: 91.43%
Il Ponte. Home Decor Modern Art, Modernism, Books - Session 1 and 2: Interior Design - Prints on February 7th: 79.55%
RR Auction. Autographs and Artifacts - Internet bidstart 1/20 on February 8th: 62.58%
Auctionata. From Chagall to Hockney: Prints and Editions on February 16th: 11.90%
Auctionata. The Spectrum of Artistic Expression on February 16th: 4.76%
Auctionata. The Spectrum of Artistic Expression: Art of the 20th & 21st Century on February 16th: 15.15%
Auctionata. Portraits - People as Seen by Artists on February 14th: 5.66%
Auctionata. Discover Nature on February 14th: 1.85%
Forum Auctions in Italy. Fine Books and Works on Paper on February 7th: 98.92%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on February 14th: 83.16%
Neal Auction Company. Winter Estate Auction on February 12th: 71.43%
Winter Associates. February Auction - Continental on February 13th: 61.11%
Swann Galleries. Icons & Images: Photographs & Photobooks on February 14th: 73.91%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Remaining books from the Library of Franklin Brooke-Hitching on February 15th: 100.00%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Three Day Books, Maps, Ephemera, Pictures & Prints Sale. - Day 3 on February 10th: 67.37%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Three Day Books, Maps, Ephemera, Pictures & Prints Sale - Day 2. on February 9th: 81.50%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Three Day Books, Maps, Ephemera, Pictures & Prints Sale - Day 1. on February 8th: 81.66%
Neret Minet and Tessier. Books and Manuscripts on February 3rd: 38.24%
Artcurial. AUTOMOBILIA RÉTROMOBILE 2017 on February 11th: 79.31%
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Photographs, Prints on February 10th: 100.00%
Michaans Auctions. February Estate Auction on February 11th: 66.67%
James D Julia Auctioneers. Fine Art, Asian and Antiques on February 10th: 72.34%
PBA Galleries. Rare Books and Manuscripts on February 12th: 63.64%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 2/5 on February 12th: 99.88%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 2/5 on February 12th: 98.19%


For the week ahead 20 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Feb. 20th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 65 lots
Vermot de Pas. Paris. NASA Photographs. 150 lots

Tue. Feb. 21st
Tooveys. West Sussex. Postcards, Autographs and Ephemera. 168 lots
ALDE. Paris. Collection Gerard Vidalenche - Artist's Books. 216 lots
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. Property of N. Flayderman & Co.. 107 lots
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Books and Documents. 269 lots
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Exeter. Print Pictures, Books. 17 lots

Wed. Feb. 22nd
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper.
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints. 25 lots
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Weapons - War - Historical Memory. 155 lots
Winner's Auctions and Exhibitions. Jerusalem. Passover Haggadot - Online Auction. 528 lots

Thu. Feb. 23rd
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics. 1066 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Americana - Travel & Exploration - World History - Cartography. 551 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Books and Works on Paper. 362 lots
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Photography. 274 lots
Tajan. Paris. Interiors and Design - Prints, Photos. 14 lots

Fri. Feb. 24th
ALDE. Paris. XVth to XIXth Century Books. 304 lots

Sat. Feb. 25th
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. Objects and Curiosities from Around the World - Manuscripts. 27 lots

Sun. Feb. 26th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 2/19.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 2/19.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7: Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7:</b><br>Shaw & Nodder, <i>The Naturalist's Miscellany</i>, complete, London, 1789-1813. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7:</b> Samuel Baker, <i>A New and Exact Map of the Island of St. Christopher</i>, London, 1753. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7:</b> Henry Briggs, <i>The North Part of America</i>, London, 1625. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7: Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7:</b><br>John James Audubon, <i>Herring Gull</i>, CCXCI, hand-colored plate, London, 1836. $7,000 to $10,000. 
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7:</b> Montanus & Ogilby, <i>America: Being the Latest, and Most Accurate Description of the New World</i>, London, 1671. $10,000 to $15,000. 
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7:</b> Robert Cruikshank, portfolio of 25 watercolors, London, 1830s. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7: Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7:</b> Group of 55 French watercolors depicting the life and deeds of Napoleon, 1800s. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7:</b> Aaron & Samuel Arrowsmith, <i>Chart of the Sandwich Islands</i>, London, 1830. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7:</b> Herman Moll, <i>A New and Exact Map of the Dominions of the King of Great Britain</i>, London, 1735. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7: Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7:</b> Jacques-Nicolas Bellin,<i> L'Hydrographie Françoise</i>, Paris, circa 1770. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7:</b> Joseph Frederick Wallet Des Barres, <i>Charlestown the Capital of South Carolina</i>, London, 1780. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7:</b> Arnold Colom, <i>Pascaarte van Nieu Nederlandt</i>, Amsterdam, circa 1658. $7,000 to $10,000.
  • <b>Seth Kaller:</b> “America the Beautiful”
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> George Washington, Tongue-in-Cheek, Writes James McHenry About His Wife or Mistress—But Funding the Continental Army is the Real Topic
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Young’s Map of the United States
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> President Lincoln & His Most Profitable Client, the Illinois Central Railroad
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Lincoln Thanks Former Pro-Slavery and Newly Republican Congressman for a Fiery Anti-Slavery Speech at a Philadelphia Campaign Rally
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> “A Visit From St. Nicholas” - great association copy inscribed by Clement C. Moore
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Einstein Agrees to Allow “a Short Book on the Hydrogen Bomb” to Use His Statement Made on Eleanor Roosevelt’s TV Show
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> The Building Blocks of Albert Einstein’s Creative Mind
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> A Unique Manuscript Map of Block Island Sound Including Fisher’s and Gardiner’s Islands, the Hamptons, and Montauk Point
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> J.R.R. Tolkien Writes his Proofreader with a Lengthy Discussion of the Lord of the Rings, Including Criticism of Radio Broadcasts of his Work
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Six Benjamin Franklin Signed Receipts – Including his Earliest Obtainable Autograph — Acknowledging a Donation to the Famous Library Company He Founded, and Five Payments for His Pennsylvania Gazette
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Sherman Dishes on Lincoln & Thomas, Meade, Sheridan, Halleck & Grant
  • <b>Sotheby’s London: Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts and Continental and Russian Books. May 23, 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s London, May 23:</b> Psalter, in Latin with Middle English Supplements [southern Netherlands (Ghent?), c.1250, and England, 15th century]. £40,000 - 60,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London, May 23:</b> Book of Hours, Use of Rome, in Latin and French [France (Langres or Troyes), c.1480]. £40,000 - 60,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London, May 23:</b> Prayerbook, in Dutch [south-eastern Netherlands (perhaps Saint-Trond), c.1570-80]. £150,000 - 250,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London: Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts and Continental and Russian Books. May 23, 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s London, May 23:</b> <i>Das New Testament</i> [Translated by Martin Luther]. (Augsburg: Heinrich Steiner, And Peter Aprellen, Parchmenter, 16 February) 1535. £50,000 - 70,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London, May 23:</b> <i>Les Presents Heures Sont A Lusaige De Romme Tout Au Long Sans Riens Requerir.</i> (Paris: Gilles Hardouin For German Hardouin), [Almanac 1520-1525]. £50,000 - 70,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London, May 23:</b> Kepler, Johannes. <i>Prodromus Dissertationum Cosmographicarum, Continens Mysterium Cosmographicum, De Admirabili Proportione Orbium Coelestium...</i> Tübingen: Georg Gruppenbach, 1596. £100,000 - 150,000
  • <b>Now in press: 19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy.</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> <i>The First American Magna Carta. English Liberties.</i> Boston, 1721.
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Babbage presentation to Peel, the man who killed the Difference Engine 1832
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> The Stamp Act. 1765
    <b>Now in press: 19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy.</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Central Park Photographs by Prevost 1862
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Salem Witch Trials. Wonders of the Invisible World 1693
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Mammoth print of Millie-Christine, "The Carolina Twins" c. 1868
  • <b>Bubb Kuyper Auctions: Sale of Books, Prints and Manuscripts.<br>May 30 – June 2, 2017</b>
    <b>Bubb Kuyper Auctions May 30:</b> Hobson, R.L. <i>A catalogue of Chinese pottery and porcelain in the collection of Sir Percival David</i> (London, 1934). Est. € 8.000-10.000
    <b>Bubb Kuyper Auctions May 30:</b> Chagall, M. <i>Drawings for the bible</i>. (Paris, 1960). Est. € 1.500-2.500
    <b>Bubb Kuyper Auctions May 30:</b> Zwart, P. [N.K.F.]. <i>Delft kabels</i> (Delft, 1933). Est. € 20.000-30.000
    <b>Bubb Kuyper Auctions: Sale of Books, Prints and Manuscripts.<br>May 30 – June 2, 2017</b>
    <b>Bubb Kuyper Auctions May 30:</b> Zwart, P. [N.K.F.]. <i>Normalieënboekje</i> (Delft, 1924-1926). Est. € 30.000-50.000
    <b>Bubb Kuyper Auctions May 30:</b> [Russian children's books]. Mayakovsky, V. Kem byt'? (What to be?) (Moscow, 1932). Est. € 500-700
    <b>Bubb Kuyper Auctions May 30:</b> [Léger, F.]. Cendrars, B. <i>La Fin du Monde filmée par l'Ange</i> N.-D (Paris, 1919). Est. € 2.000-3.000
    <b>Bubb Kuyper Auctions: Sale of Books, Prints and Manuscripts.<br>May 30 – June 2, 2017</b>
    <b>Bubb Kuyper Auctions May 31:</b><br>La Roche, E. <i>Indische Baukunst</i> (Munich, 1921-1922). Est. € 3.000-5.000
    <b>Bubb Kuyper Auctions May 31:</b> Blume, C.L. <i>Flora Javae nec non insularum adjacentium./ Flora Javae nec non insularum adjacentium </i> (Brussels, 1828). Est. € 7.000-9.000
    <b>Bubb Kuyper Auctions May 31:</b> <i>Description de l'Égypte (…) pendant l'expédition de l'armée francaise</i> (Paris, 1820-1829). Est. € 30.000-50.000
    <b>Bubb Kuyper Auctions: Sale of Books, Prints and Manuscripts.<br>May 30 – June 2, 2017</b>
    <b>Bubb Kuyper Auctions May 31:</b><br>La Fontaine, J. de. <i>Fables choisies, mises en vers </i> (Paris, 1756).<br>Est. € 1.500-2.500
    <b>Bubb Kuyper Auctions May 31:</b> [VOC and WIC]. Pelsaert, F. <i>Ongeluckige Voyagie, Van 't Schip Batavia, Nae de Oost-Indien</i> (Amsterdam, 1647).<br>Est. € 40.000-60.000
    <b>Bubb Kuyper Auctions June 2:</b> Goya y Lucientes, F.J. de. <i>La Taureaumachie </i> (Paris, 1876), 40 etchings and aquatints. Est. € 8.000-10.000
  • <b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers: Rare Books, Literature & Sporting Collectibles. May 30, 2017</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy May 30:</b> Joyce (James), An Original Manuscript Page of text from <i>Finnegan’s Wake</i>, the opening of the Anna Livia Plurabelle section. €7,500-10,000
    <b>Fonsie Mealy May 30:</b> Joyce (James), <i>Chamber Music,</i> 1907. First Edition of his First Book, First Issue. €1,500-2,000
    <b>Fonsie Mealy May 30:</b> Lady Gregory’s Copy Signed by W.B. Yeats, Cuala Press: Yeats (W.B.), <i>Poems Written in Discouragement</i>, 1913. Limited to 50 Copies Only. €2,500-4,000
    <b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers: Rare Books, Literature & Sporting Collectibles. May 30, 2017</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy May 30:</b> A Twentieth Century Masterpiece: O’Brien (Flann), <i>At Swim-Two-Birds</i>, 8vo, 1939. First Edn. €1,750-2,500
    <b>Fonsie Mealy May 30:</b> The Missing Log of the H.M.S. Liffey Manuscript Journal, 1867. €1,500-2,000
    <b>Fonsie Mealy May 30:</b> Exceptionally Rare First Publication: Gregory (Augusta Lady), <i>Over the River: An appeal for aid to a poor parish in South London</i>. 1887. €1,000-1,500
    <b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers: Rare Books, Literature & Sporting Collectibles. May 30, 2017</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy May 30:</b> Ex. Rare Irish Broadsheet: An Irish Perspective on the Execution of Louis XVI, 1793 Broadsheet with engraving of the event, headed: “Massacre of the French King.” €500-700
    <b>Fonsie Mealy May 30:</b> Original Manuscript Poem, Heaney (Seamus), <i>The Schoolbag</i>. In Memoriam John Hewitt. Signed and dated November 8 1991. €1,000-1,500
    <b>Fonsie Mealy May 30:</b> Sowerby (J.E.), <i>English Botany; or Coloured Figures of British Plants</i>. Ed. by J.T. Boswell Syme. 10 vols, with 1696 hand-coloured plates. €750-1,000
    <b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers: Rare Books, Literature & Sporting Collectibles. May 30, 2017</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy May 30:</b> Collection of Signed First Editions incl. Francis (Dick), <i>Nerve</i> (London 1964); <i>For Kicks</i> (London 1965); <i>Forfeit</i> (London 1968). €400-500
    <b>Fonsie Mealy May 30:</b> Le Carre (John), <i>The Spy who came in from the Cold</i>, 8vo, 1963, First Edn., with author’s signature tipped in on t.p. €350-500
    <b>Fonsie Mealy May 30:</b> Adams (Richard), <i>Watership Down</i>, 8vo, 1976, First Illustrated Edn., Signed on f.e.p. by Author & Artist, and also signed by Artist on hf. title. €200-300