• <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 €
  • <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>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>Sotheby’s New York: Fine Books & Manuscripts. December 11, 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec. 11:</b> Wright, Frank Lloyd. An important collection of early letters from Wright to members of his family. 1909–1926. $60,000 to $80,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec. 11:</b> Rand, Ayn. Ayn Rand's important first speech delivered at the Ford Hall Forum. $60,000 to $80,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec. 11:</b> Tolkien, J.R.R. <i>The Hobbit or There and Back Again</i>. London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1937. $50,000 to $70,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec. 11:</b> [Flemish Flower Manuscript]. Lille, Spanish Netherlands: 1630. $50,000 to $60,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec. 11:</b> García Márquez, Gabriel. Two drafts of an early short story, "Rosas Artificiales.” $40,000 to $60,000
    <b>Sotheby’s New York: History of Science and Technology. December 12, 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec. 12:</b> Enigma M4. A Fully Operational Four-Rotor ("M4") Kriegsmarine Enigma Cipher Machine, 1944. $350,000 To $500,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec. 12:</b> The "Polio" Nobel Prize. The 1954 Nobel Prize Medal for Physiology or Medicine Awarded to Frederick C. Robbins. $200,000 to $300,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec. 12:</b> ENIGMA I. A Fully Operational Early Three-Rotor Enigma I Cipher Machine. Berlin, Heimsoeth Und Rinke, Early 1930s. $120,000 to $180,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec. 12:</b> Bonestell, Chesley. "Saturn, Viewed From Titan, One of Its Satellites." A Mid 1950's Study for the 360° Titan Panorama. 1 ½ x 20’. $100,000 to $150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec. 12:</b> Descartes, René. <i>Discours de la Méthode pour Bien Conduire Sa Raison, & Chercher la Verité dans les Sciences... 1637. $80,000 to $120,000

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37 Auctions Archived, 24 Sales this Week

For the week ended Saturday, June 24, 2017, 37 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 22 denominated in euros, 5 in British pounds, and 10 in US dollars.  Turnover was $11,609,453 as 13,472 lots were offered and 8,925 sold for a 66% success rate.

 

For the week of 26 June ending July 2 24 sales are scheduled.

 

2 auctions saw total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

ChristiesComic Strips and Illustrations on June 17th: $2,261,840 
ArtcurialBooks and Manuscripts on June 14th: $1,157,829 

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

PIASAEngravings, etc. on June 15th: 645.88% 
Leland Little AuctionsContemporary Prints and Photographs from the Davidson Art College Collection - Online bidstart 6/7 on June 17th: 160.50% 
Henri Godts Books and Prints AuctionsBooks on June 20th: 125.04% 
Chiswick AuctionsFine Art - Prints on June 13th: 124.38% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsFine Art and Antiques - Prints on June 14th: 121.03% 
PIASAAsian Art - Books and Prints on June 23rd: 107.26% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on June 14th: 105.69% 
Bubb KuyperBooks, Manuscripts, Prints - Part 5 on June 1st: 104.56% 
Bubb KuyperBooks, Manuscripts, Prints - Part 6 on June 1st: 103.89% 
Dorotheum Modern and Contemporary Prints on June 14th: 100.40% 


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

Leland Little AuctionsContemporary Prints and Photographs from the Davidson Art College Collection - Online bidstart 6/7 on June 17th: 100.00% 
Leland Little AuctionsContemporary Prints and Photographs from the Davidson Art College Collection - Online bidstart 6/7Co on June 14th: 100.00% 
PIASAEngravings, etc. on June 15th: 97.14% 
Grogan and CompanyThe June Auction - Prints on June 11th: 95.45% 
FreemansBooks, Maps and Manuscripts on June 16th: 89.30% 
Rachel Davis Fine ArtsWorks on Paper - Prints on June 10th: 88.78% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on June 14th: 85.69% 
Leslie Hindman AuctioneersFine Art - Prints and Photography on June 22nd: 84.31% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on June 15th: 83.51% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on June 20th: 81.93% 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Minerva Auctions Roma Sidereus Nuncius on June 15th Actual price: USD $448,000.
  2. Artcurial Aquarelle originale utilisée pour l'illustration du Petit Prince on June 14th Actual price: USD $329,504.
  3. Christies ASTÉRIX, ASTÉRIX ET LE CHAUDRON (T.13), DARGAUD 1969 on June 17th Actual price: USD $271,600.
  4. Artcurial Aquarelle originale utilisée pour l'illustration du Petit Prince on June 14th Actual price: USD $253,120.
  5. Christies BLAKE ET MORTIMER, LE MYSTÈRE DE LA GRANDE PYRAMIDE T.2 (T.4), on June 17th Actual price: USD $150,640.
  6. Christies XIII, DARGAUD, Illustration originale, réalisée en 1989, on June 17th Actual price: USD $117,040.
  7. Artcurial Suite de 11 dessins originaux on June 14th Actual price: USD $116,480.
  8. Kestenbaum and Company Arba’ah Turim [The Four Orders of the Jewish Code of Law] Second incunable edition. on June 22nd Actual price: USD $87,500.
  9. Bubb Kuyper Ongeluckige Voyagie, Van 't Schip Batavia, Nae de Oost-Indien. Gebleven op de Abrolhos van Frederick Houtman, … on May 31st Actual price: USD $87,360.
  10. Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. on June 20th Actual price: USD $80,475.
  11. Christies GASTON, Illustration originale, Prudent Pimpon, publiée dans on June 17th Actual price: USD $76,720.
  12. Adams Amsterdam Auctions Toonneel der steden van de Vereenighde Nederlanden met hare Beschrijvingen, Uytgegeven by -.. on June 20th Actual price: USD $68,931.
  13. Heritage Auctions James Jamerson Owned and Played 1961 Fender Precision Bass, Serial Number 60228, with Strap, Case, and Photo Archive. on June 18th Actual price: USD $68,750.
  14. Dominic Winter Book Auctions [Drevnosti Rossiskago Gosudarstva: Izdaniya po Vysochaishemu Poveleniyu, on June 14th Actual price: USD $59,654.
  15. Artcurial comte de BUFFON 1707-1788 on June 14th Actual price: USD $59,447.
  16. PIASA LA FORTUNE AVEUGLE DISTRIBUANT DES PRESENTS - CUPIDON ET PSYCHE on June 15th Actual price: USD $58,240.
  17. Heritage Auctions Beatles - Original Tony Curtis Cut-Out from the Cover of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (U.K., 1967), in Framed Display. on June 18th Actual price: USD $57,500.
  18. Heritage Auctions Beatles Yesterday And Today Sealed First State Mono "Butcher Cover" LP in GEM MINT 10 Condition (Capitol T2553, 1966). on June 18th Actual price: USD $57,500.
  19. Bubb Kuyper Luchtkasteel. on June 1st Actual price: USD $57,120.
  20. Dominic Winter Book Auctions The Birds of Great Britain on June 14th Actual price: USD $55,066.
  21. PIASA Album including 83 oban tate-e prints on June 23rd Actual price: USD $53,872.
  22. RR Auction Isaac Newton ADS on June 14th Actual price: USD $53,806.
  23. Bubb Kuyper [N.K.F.]. (Normalieënboekje) on May 30th Actual price: USD $53,280.
  24. Christies THORGAL, LES ARCHERS (T.9), LE LOMBARD 1985 on June 17th Actual price: USD $53,200.
  25. Freemans Bible in Latin. on June 16th Actual price: USD $53,125.


37 total sales reported this week:

Bubb Kuyper. Books, Manuscripts, Prints - Part 7 on June 2nd: 76.94%
Bubb Kuyper. Books, Manuscripts, Prints - Part 6 on June 1st: 76.36%
Bubb Kuyper. Books, Manuscripts, Prints - Part 5 on June 1st: 75.64%
Bubb Kuyper. Books, Manuscripts, Prints - Part 4 on May 31st: 70.71%
Bubb Kuyper. Books, Manuscripts, Prints - Part 3 on May 31st: 55.74%
PIASA. Asian Art - Books and Prints on June 23rd: 56.82%
PIASA. Masters : prints, books, and multiples XXe Including Andy Warhol : L’intégrale on June 22nd: 54.29%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Fine Art - Prints and Photography on June 22nd: 84.31%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Books and Works on Paper on June 22nd: 72.60%
Minerva Auctions Roma. Books, Autographs and Prints on June 15th: 54.15%
Vermot de Pas. NASA Photographs on June 13th: 24.00%
Vermot de Pas. Children Books - Jean-Jacques Loup Original Drawings on June 12th: 11.04%
Kestenbaum and Company. Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Autograph Letters & Graphic Art on June 22nd: 50.73%
Bubb Kuyper. Books, Manuscripts, Prints - Part 2 on May 30th: 71.90%
Bubb Kuyper. Books, Manuscripts, Prints - Part 1 on May 30th: 70.08%
Clars Auction Gallery. Antiques, Asian and Fine Arts: Prints on June 17th: 78.36%
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Works on Paper - Prints on June 10th: 88.78%
Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions. Books on June 20th: 76.17%
Bruun Rasmussen. Books and Manuscripts on June 20th: 78.38%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on June 20th: 81.93%
Adams Amsterdam Auctions. Books, Prints on June 20th: 78.23%
Clars Auction Gallery. Antiques, Asian and Fine Arts: Prints on June 18th: 74.51%
Vermot de Pas. Sporlympique III: 100% Sport Sale on June 13th: 18.24%
Leland Little Auctions. Contemporary Prints and Photographs from the Davidson Art College Collection - Online bidstart 6/7Co on June 14th: 100.00%
Leland Little Auctions. Contemporary Prints and Photographs from the Davidson Art College Collection - Online bidstart 6/7 on June 17th: 100.00%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on June 15th: 83.51%
PIASA. Engravings, etc. on June 15th: 97.14%
Christies. Comic Strips and Illustrations on June 17th: 70.55%
Freemans. Books, Maps and Manuscripts on June 16th: 89.30%
RR Auction. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 5/19 on June 14th: 64.84%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Fine Art and Antiques - Prints on June 14th: 79.26%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps and Documents on June 14th: 85.69%
Dorotheum . Art Photography on June 14th: 58.73%
Dorotheum . Modern and Contemporary Prints on June 14th: 61.64%
Artcurial. Books and Manuscripts on June 14th: 30.89%
Grogan and Company. The June Auction - Prints on June 11th: 95.45%
Chiswick Auctions. Fine Art - Prints on June 13th: 72.73%


For the week ahead 24 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jun. 26th
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. Hollywood - Day 1. 650 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 91 lots
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. An Eclectic Collection: the Library of the Late Dr. Ivan Gilbert of Columbus, Ohio: Timed Bidsquare.

Tue. Jun. 27th
Bonhams. London. Prints and Multiples. 119 lots
Jacksons Auction. Cedar Falls, Iowa . World Treasures: Important Russian, European, Asian & American Works. 24 lots
Chiswick Auctions. London. Modern & Contemporary Art from A Distinguished Private Collection, Part One. 8 lots
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Jewish and Israeli History and Culture. 341 lots
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Chadds Ford, PA . June Quarterly Fine and Decorative Arts Catalogue. 44 lots
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. Hollywood Auction - Day 2. 297 lots

Wed. Jun. 28th
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. LIBRARY OF PIERRE BERGÉ '' MUSIC BEFORE ANYTHING ELSE ... '' MUSICIANS AND POETS IN ASSOCIATION WIT. 260 lots
Bonhams. London. Entertainment Memorabilia. 185 lots
Dorotheum . Vienna. Books and Decorative Prints. 385 lots
Forum Auctions in Italy. Roma. No Reserve Online Sale: Antiquarian and Rare Books. 110 lots
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . Fine Art - Prints and Photography. 118 lots
Sothebys. London. Contemporary Art Evening Auction - Prints. 4 lots
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. Hollywood Auction - Day 3. 229 lots

Thu. Jun. 29th
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Americana - World History & Exploration - Natural History. 636 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. The Erotica Sale: Books, Works on Paper, Photographs. 115 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 94 lots
Sothebys. London. Contemporary Art Day Auction - Prints. 21 lots

Fri. Jun. 30th
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. 75172 Pforzheim. Books, Maps and Prints. 4635 lots

Sat. Jul. 1st
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Prints and Multiples, Photography. 285 lots
Vermot de Pas. Paris. Comics and Original Plates.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Animation Art. 920 lots

Sun. Jul. 2nd
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. Empire at Fontainebleau. 96 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 6/25.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 6/25.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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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  • <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
  • <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