• <center><b>Sotheby’s New York<br>Fine Autograph Letters and Manuscripts from a Distinguished Private Collection: Part II<br>December 13, 2018</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec 13:</b> Sibelius, Jean. Autograph manuscript of “Spagnuolo” for piano, boldly signed “Jean Sibelius.” $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec 13:</b> Verdi, Giuseppe. Fourteen largely unpublished autograph letters signed to Alessandro Lanari, the “Napoleon of Impresarios.” $100,000 to $150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec 13:</b> Jefferson, Thomas. Autograph letter signed ("Th: Jefferson") to William Lee, Monticello, 26 August 1816. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec 13:</b> Whitman, Walt. Signed carte-de-visite photograph by Benjamin Gurney, 1875. $1,000 to $1,500
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec 13:</b> Wilde, Oscar. Autograph letter signed ("Oscar Wilde"). 8 pages on 2 bifolia of different sizes, with ink sketch on the first page. $25,000 to $30,000
  • <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>
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s New York<br>Fine Books & Manuscripts Online<br>Ending December 17</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, Now - Dec 17:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies…</i> The Second Impression. 1632. $100,000 to $150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, Now - Dec 17:</b> GEORGE CURZON, 1ST MARQUESS CURZON OF KEDLESTON. “Curzon Tiger Hunt.” [India: circa 1901]. 120 albumen photographs. $3,000 to $5,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, Now - Dec 17:</b> (CASSADY, NEAL). Kerouac, Jack. <i>On the Road.</i> New York: Viking Press, 1957. Inscribed. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, Now - Dec 17:</b> VEGA, JOSEPH PENSO DE LA. <i>Confusion de Confusiones. Dialogos curiosos entre un Philosopho agudo, un Mercader discrete...</i> Amsterdam, 1688. $200,000 to $300,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, Now - Dec 17:</b> RACKHAM, ARTHUR — [WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE]. "The Moon Like to a Silver Bow New-Bent in Heaven," original illustration for <i>A Midsummer Night's Dream.</i> $12,000 to $18,000
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 13:</b> Adrian Reland, <i>Imperium Japonicum,</i> first European map to use Sino-Japanese characters, Amsterdam, circa 1740. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 13:</b> John Overton, <i>A New & Most Exact Map of America,</i> hand colored, London, 1671. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 13:</b> John James Audubon, <i>The Birds of America & Quadrupeds of North America,</i> together in 10 matching octavo bindings. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 13:</b> Cornelis de Jode, <i>Hemispheriu ab Aequinoctiali Linea,</i> Antwerp, 1593. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 13:</b> Currier & Ives, <i>Across the Continent,</i> New York, 1868, formerly in the collection of Thomas Winthrop Streeter. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 13:</b> Frederick Sander, <i>Reichenbachia, Orchids Illustrated & Described,</i> in four volumes, St. Albans, 1888-94. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 13:</b> Color woodblock map of Uraga and Edo Bay showing the course of Commodore Perry’s Black Ship squadron, Japan, circa 1854. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 13:</b> Manuscript report on the arrival of Commodore Matthew Perry, with 2 portraits of Perry & Commander H. A. Adams, Japan. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 13:</b> Edward Lear, <i>Castello di Melfi in Basilicata,</i> ink, graphite & watercolor, 1847. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 13:</b> Abraham Ortelius, <i>Islandia,</i> Antwerp, 1603. $3,500 to $5,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 13:</b> Philippe Vandermaelen, North American volume of the first atlas to use lithography, Brussels, 1827. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 13:</b> Joseph Frederick Wallet Des Barres, <i>A Chart of the Coast,</i> from the <i>Atlantic Neptune,</i> London, 1780. $18,000 to $22,000.

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Rare Book Hub: 29 Auctions Archived, 22 on deck this Week

For the week ended Saturday, 24 February 2018, 29 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 11 denominated in euros, 2 in British pounds, and 16 in US dollars.  Turnover was $3,184,481 as 5,925 lots were offered and 5,262 sold for an 89% sell-through rate.  Eighty-nine percent is a very high overall rate for a week. 

 

1 auction saw its total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

SothebysRoma. La Biblioteca Sergio Rossetti on February 20th: $1,457,474 

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

EldredsWinter Market Auction - Prints and Books on February 17th: 337.09% 
SothebysRoma. La Biblioteca Sergio Rossetti on February 20th: 218.92% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersFine Auction on February 17th: 207.20% 
PandolfiniBooks, Manuscripts and Autographs on February 14th: 150.97% 
Il PonteInterior Decoration - Prints - Sessions 7 and 8 on February 16th: 149.89% 
Moreshet AuctionsBooks, Kodesh books, Hassidic books, Rabbinical letters, Manuscripts, Judaika objects and more on February 7th: 143.72% 
TooveysAntiquarian and Collectors Books on February 20th: 107.32% 
EldredsPolitical Memorabilia, Including the Daniel Schofield Collection on February 16th: 101.21% 


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

National Book AuctionsBooks and Ephemera – Easton, Signed, Antique, etc. on February 3rd: 100.00% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersFine Auction on February 17th: 100.00% 
Aspire AuctionsArt Prints - Online bidstart 2/9 on February 17th: 100.00% 
Carlsen GalleryMid-Winter Antique Sale - Books, Posters on February 11th: 100.00% 
National Book AuctionsBooks on February 17th: 100.00% 
Forum Auctions in ItalyNo Reserve Online Sale: Antiquarian and Rare Books on February 21st: 100.00% 
SothebysRoma. La Biblioteca Sergio Rossetti on February 20th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 2/11 on February 18th: 99.63% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 2/14 on February 20th: 98.53% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 1/21 on February 18th: 98.28% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 2/11 on February 18th: 96.77% 
Il PonteInterior Decoration - Prints - Sessions 5 and 6 on February 15th: 96.30% 
EldredsPolitical Memorabilia, Including the Daniel Schofield Collection on February 16th: 95.85% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on February 17th: 94.71% 
Il PonteInterior Decoration - Prints - Sessions 7 and 8 on February 16th: 91.67% 
EldredsWinter Market Auction - Prints and Books on February 17th: 89.19% 
TooveysAntiquarian and Collectors Books on February 20th: 87.17% 
PandolfiniBooks, Manuscripts and Autographs on February 14th: 84.03% 
Il PonteInterior Decoration - Prints - Sessions 3 and 4 on February 14th: 83.33% 
Il PonteInterior Decoration - Prints - Sessions 13, 14 and 15 on February 21st: 82.98% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on February 20th: 81.71% 
William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsFebruary Premier Auction on February 20th: 81.25% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Pandolfini Theatrum orbis terrarum Opus nunc denuò ab ipso Auctore recognitum, multisque locis castigatum, & quamplurimis novis tabulis atquè Commentarijs auctum. ( on February 14th Actual price: USD $46,875.
  2. Sothebys DUE OPERE IN DUE VOLUMI: on February 20th Actual price: USD $43,400.
  3. Sothebys IL CAMPO MARZIO DELL'ANTICA ROMA. ROMA : [GIOVANNI BATTISTA PIRANESI], 1762 on February 20th Actual price: USD $40,300.
  4. Sothebys TEMPLUM VATICANUM ET IPSIUS ORIGO CUM AEDIFICIIS MAXIMÈ CONSPICUIS ANTIQUITÙS, & RECÈNS IBIDEM CONSTITUTES … OPUS IN SEPTEM LIBROS DISTRIBUTUM. ROMA : GIOVANNI FRANCESCO BUAGNI, 1694 on February 20th Actual price: USD $40,300.
  5. Sothebys BELLA RACCOLTA DI 599 TAVOLE INCISE. [PARIS, C. 1750] on February 20th Actual price: USD $37,200.
  6. Eldreds Yachting Girl". on February 17th Actual price: USD $36,000.
  7. Sothebys DELLE MAGNIFICENZE DI ROMA ANTICA E MODERNA. ROMA : CHRACAS, EREDI BARBIELLINI, PAGLIARINI, 1747-1761 on February 20th Actual price: USD $34,100.
  8. Sothebys DELLA MAGNIFICENZA ED ARCHITETTURA DE' ROMANI … DE ROMANORUM MAGNIFICENTIA ET ARCHITECTURA. ROMA : S.N., 1761 on February 20th Actual price: USD $29,450.
  9. Sothebys LETTERE DI GIUSTIFICAZIONE SCRITTE A MILORD CHARLEMONT E A' DI LUI AGENTI DI ROMA … INTORNO LA DEDICA DELLA SUA OPERA DELLE ANTICHITÀ ROM. FATTA ALLO STESSO SIGNOR ED ULTIMAMENTE SOPPRESSA. ROMA : S.N., 1757 on February 20th Actual price: USD $29,450.
  10. Pandolfini Encyclopédie, ou Dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et de métiers, par une societè de gens de lettres. Mis en ordre et publiè per M. Diderot, [...] e quant à la partie mathématique par M. d'Alembert, [...] Tome premier [- dix-septieme]. on February 14th Actual price: USD $25,781.
  11. Sothebys NUOVA PIANTA DI ROMA DATA IL LUCE DA GIAMBATTISTA NOLLI L'ANNO 1748. [ROMA] : GIAMBATTISTA NOLLI, 1748 on February 20th Actual price: USD $24,800.
  12. Sothebys NOUVEAU THEATRE D'ITALIE, OU DESCRIPTION EXACTE DE SES VILLES, PALAIS, EGLISES, PRINCIPAUX EDIFICES &C. TOME QUATRIEME. CONTENANT ROME ANCIENNE ET MODERNE. L'AJA : RUTGERT CHRISTOPHE ALBERTS, 1724 on February 20th Actual price: USD $24,800.
  13. Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers SOME POEMS on February 17th Actual price: USD $24,400.
  14. Sothebys ANTIQUAE URBIS SPLENDOR, HOC EST PRAECIPUA EIUSDEM TEMPLA, AMPHITHEATRA, THEATRA, CIRCI, NAUMACHIAE ... ITEM TRIUMPHALIS ET COLOSSEARUM IMAGINUM DESCRIPTIO. ROMA : VITALE MASCARDI 1637 on February 20th Actual price: USD $23,250.
  15. Sothebys ANTIQUAE URBIS ROMAE CUM REGIONIBUS SIMULACHRUM. (ROMA : VALERIO DORICO, APRILE 1532) on February 20th Actual price: USD $20,150.
  16. Pandolfini Le Chef-D’Oeuvre Inconnu. Eaux-fortes originales et dessins gravés sur bois par Pablo Picasso. on February 14th Actual price: USD $18,750.
  17. Pandolfini Vedute delle ville e d’altri luoghi della Toscana. 1744 on February 14th Actual price: USD $18,750.
  18. Pandolfini The Tapestry Hangings of the House of Lords: Representing the several Engagements between the English and Spanish Fleets, in the ever memorable Year MDLXXXVIII, with the portraits of the Lord High-Admiral, and the other Noble Commanders, taken from Life. on February 14th Actual price: USD $18,750.
  19. Pandolfini Copialettere, provenienza toscana, on February 14th Actual price: USD $18,750.
  20. Pandolfini Regola delle Monache di Santa Maria della Passione in Genova on February 14th Actual price: USD $18,750.
  21. Sothebys IN TRIUMPHANTIS ROMAE LIBROS. BRESCIA : BARTHOLOMAEUS VERCELLENSIS, 1482 on February 20th Actual price: USD $18,600.
  22. Sothebys LES PLUS BEAUX MONUMENTS DE ROME ANCIENNE ... ÉDIFICES DE ROME MODERNE ...  ROMA : BOUCHARD & GRAVIER : KOMAREK, 1761-1770  on February 20th Actual price: USD $18,600.
  23. Pandolfini Incipit co[n]fessio[n]ale siue Interrogatorium p[er] venerabilem fr[atr]em B[ar]tholameu[m] de Cavmi de m[edio]l[an]o ordi[ni]s minorum [com]positu[m] i[n] loco s[an]c[ta]e abazie de a[n]gelis ap[ud] m[edio]l[anu]m. (14 febbraio on February 14th Actual price: USD $17,188.
  24. Pandolfini La Fiorita Italica. Provenienza toscana, on February 14th Actual price: USD $17,188.
  25. Sothebys LE ROVINE DEL CASTELLO DELL'ACQUA GIULIA SITUATO IN ROMA PRESSO S. EUSEBIO E FALSAMENTE DETTO DELL'ACQUA MARCIA COLLA DICHIARAZIONE DI UNO DE' CELEBRI PASSI DEL COMENTARIO FRONTINIANO E SPOSIZIONE DELLA MANIERA CON CUI GLI ANTICHI ROMANI DISTRIBUIVAN LE A on February 20th Actual price: USD $17,050.



29 total sales reported this week:

PBA Galleries. Fine Books with Art - Illustrated and Children's Books on February 22nd: 72.15%
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 1/25 on February 1st: 42.67%
Il Ponte. Interior Decoration - Prints - Sessions 13, 14 and 15 on February 21st: 82.98%
Il Ponte. Modern Art - Prints/Photographs - Session 11 on February 20th: 65.03%
Il Ponte. Interior Decoration - Prints - Sessions 9 and 10 on February 19th: 68.42%
Il Ponte. Interior Decoration - Prints - Sessions 7 and 8 on February 16th: 91.67%
Il Ponte. Interior Decoration - Prints - Sessions 5 and 6 on February 15th: 96.30%
Il Ponte. Interior Decoration - Prints - Sessions 3 and 4 on February 14th: 83.33%
Il Ponte. Interior Decoration - Prints - Sessions 1 and 2 on February 13th: 77.78%
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. February Premier Auction on February 20th: 81.25%
Forum Auctions in Italy. No Reserve Online Sale: Antiquarian and Rare Books on February 21st: 100.00%
Tooveys. Prints and Maps on February 21st: 74.70%
Tooveys. Antiquarian and Collectors Books on February 20th: 87.17%
Sothebys. Roma. La Biblioteca Sergio Rossetti on February 20th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 2/14 on February 20th: 98.53%
National Book Auctions. Books on February 17th: 100.00%
National Book Auctions. Books and Ephemera – Easton, Signed, Antique, etc. on February 3rd: 100.00%
Carlsen Gallery. Mid-Winter Antique Sale - Books, Posters on February 11th: 100.00%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on February 20th: 81.71%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 1/21 on February 18th: 98.28%
Moreshet Auctions. Books, Kodesh books, Hassidic books, Rabbinical letters, Manuscripts, Judaika objects and more on February 7th: 67.88%
Aspire Auctions. Art Prints - Online bidstart 2/9 on February 17th: 100.00%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Fine Auction on February 17th: 100.00%
Eldreds. Winter Market Auction - Prints and Books on February 17th: 89.19%
Eldreds. Political Memorabilia, Including the Daniel Schofield Collection on February 16th: 95.85%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on February 17th: 94.71%
Pandolfini. Books, Manuscripts and Autographs on February 14th: 84.03%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 2/11 on February 18th: 96.77%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 2/11 on February 18th: 99.63%


For the week ahead 21 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Feb. 26th
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. American History - Timed Online 2/15. 196 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 97 lots

Tue. Feb. 27th
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Property from Villa Massei, Lucca, Italy - Prints, Books. 12 lots
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Book Auction of Explorers and Travelers of the World, Maps, Cartography and Geography. 284 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 2/21. 655 lots

Wed. Feb. 28th
Aste Bolaffi. Turin. Mountain Memorabilia. 58 lots
Christies. New York. Contemporary Editions. 184 lots
Lyon and Turnbull. Edinburgh. A LIFE ILLUSTRATED | WORKS BY JOHN BURNINGHAM & THE BLUNDALL PUPPET COLLECTION. 84 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 143 lots
Trafford Books. Manchester. Books. 187 lots

Thu. Mar. 1st
Swann Galleries. New York. Vintage Posters. 552 lots

Fri. Mar. 2nd
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. Exposition Auction - Books and Prints. 39 lots
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. WPA Era Prints and Works on Paper. 183 lots

Sat. Mar. 3rd
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Postal History.
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. The Magic Collection of John Daniel. 262 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 153 lots
Leland Little Auctions. Hillsborough, NC. Important Spring Auction - Prints. 38 lots
Alain and Evelyne Morel de Westgaver. 1050 Bruxelles. Books, etc..

Sun. Mar. 4th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 2/4. 350 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 2/25.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 2/25.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

 

  • <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers: Printed Books, Maps & Documents, Dec 12; Modern Literature & First Editions, Dec 13</b>
    <b>Dominic Winter, Dec 12:</b> Thomas Malton, <i>Malton's Oxford,</i> 4 original parts, 1st edition, 1802-1804. £2000 to £3000
    <b>Dominic Winter, Dec 12:</b> John Papworth, <i>Select Views of London,</i> 1st edition, Ackermann, 1816. £1000 to £1500
    <b>Dominic Winter, Dec 12:</b> William Curtis, <i>Flora Londinensis,</i> 5 volumes, 1st edition, 1835. £5000 to £7000
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers: Printed Books, Maps & Documents, Dec 12; Modern Literature & First Editions, Dec 13</b>
    <b>Dominic Winter, Dec 12:</b> Thomas Jerdon, <i>Illustrations of Indian Ornithology…,</i> 1st edition, 1847. From the ornithological library of Martin Woodcock. £1000 to £1500
    <b>Dominic Winter, Dec 12:</b> C. & J. Greenwood, <i>London from actual survey made in the years 1824, 1825 & 1826...,</i> 1830. £3000 to £5000
    <b>Dominic Winter, Dec 12:</b> Joseph Smith, <i>The Book of Doctrine and Covenants,</i> 2nd European edition, Liverpool, 1849. £2000 to £3000
    <b>Dominic Winter, Dec 12:</b> Khaqani, <i>Tuhfat al-’Iraqayn [‘The Gift of the Two Iraqs’],</i> probably Safavid Iran [c. 1600]. £700 to £1000
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers: Printed Books, Maps & Documents, Dec 12; Modern Literature & First Editions, Dec 13</b>
    <b>Dominic Winter, Dec 13:</b> Steiff. A pair of rare Steiff rod bears, c. 1904. £7,000 to £10,000
    <b>Dominic Winter, Dec 13:</b> Golden Cockerel Press, <i>Canterbury Tales, Illustrated by Eric Gill,</i> 4 volumes, 1929-31. £2000 to £3000
    <b>Dominic Winter, Dec 13:</b> Lord Byron (1788-1824), A piece of red damask from the bridal bed curtain of Lord & Lady Byron, Seaham Hall, 1815. £2000 to £3000
    <b>Dominic Winter, Dec 13:</b> Rupert Brooke (1887-1915), Autograph letter signed to an admiring Cambridge friend, the notable bookseller E.P. Goldschmidt, [1907]. £3000 to £5000
    <b>Dominic Winter, Dec 13:</b> Eric Ambler, <i>Cause For Alarm,</i> 1st edition in dust jacket, inscribed by the author, 1938. £1500 to £2000
  • <b>Arenberg Auctions: Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps, and Works on Paper. December 14 & 15, 2018</b>
    <b>Arenberg Auctions, Dec 14-15:</b> LÉOPOLD II of Belgium. Autograph letter signed to Ferdinand de Lesseps. (Brusselss, 30th of August 1881. € 500 / 600
    <b>Arenberg Auctions, Dec 14-15:</b> Unique collection of c. 280 satirical postcards on Léopold II of Belgium.<br>€ 3.000 / 3.500
    <b>Arenberg Auctions, Dec 14-15:</b> Horae, use of Rouen, c. 1475.<br>€ 22.000 / 30.000
    <b>Arenberg Auctions: Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps, and Works on Paper. December 14 & 15, 2018</b>
    <b>Arenberg Auctions, Dec 14-15:</b> <i>Sensuyt la tresplaisante hystoire du preux et vaillant Guerin de Montglaue</i> [...]. € 6.000 / 8.000
    <b>Arenberg Auctions, Dec 14-15:</b> SCUTENAIRE, Louis. <i>Mes inscriptions.</i> 1945-1963. € 1.000 / 1.200
    <b>Arenberg Auctions, Dec 14-15:</b> Études Gèographiques [puzzle].<br>€ 70 / 100
    <b>Arenberg Auctions: Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps, and Works on Paper. December 14 & 15, 2018</b>
    <b>Arenberg Auctions, Dec 14-15:</b> Unique series of fifty 19th-c. Persian miniatures. € 1.500 / 2.500
    <b>Arenberg Auctions, Dec 14-15:</b> SIXTUS IV. <i>De sanguine Christi et De potentia Dei,</i> 1474. € 4.500 / 6.000
    <b>Arenberg Auctions, Dec 14-15:</b> Joan Miró, lithographies. € 200 / 300
    <b>Arenberg Auctions, Dec 14-15:</b> MERIAN, Anna Maria Sibylla. [Metamorphosis of a brown butterfly]. € 4.000 / 5.000
  • <center><b>Doyle: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake” Johnson<br>Online Only Auction ending Dec. 18</b>
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> WETZEL, CHARLES M. American Fishing Books. $400 to $600
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> BISSELL, ALFRED E., <i>In Pursuit of Salar.</i> $400 to $600
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> <i>The Settler and Sportsman in Anticosti.</i> $400 to $600
    <center><b>Doyle: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake” Johnson<br>Online Only Auction ending Dec. 18</b>
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> CARLETON, HENRY GUY, <i>Advice to Young Anglers.</i> $300 to $500
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> ROBINSON, ROLAND EVANS, <i>Forest and Stream Fables. By Awahsoose the Bear.</i> $300 to $500
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> SAWADA, KEN, <i>The Art of the Classic Salmon Fly.</i> $300 to $500
    <center><b>Doyle: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake” Johnson<br>Online Only Auction ending Dec. 18</b>
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> SOUTHARD, CHARLES ZIBEON, <i>The Evolution of Trout and Trout Fishing in America.</i> $400 to $600
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> SOUTHARD, CHARLES ZIBEON, <i>Trout Fly-Fishing in America.</i> $400 to $600
  • <b>Christie’s London, 12 Dec:</b> Huang Qianren. Complete Geographic Map of the Great Qing Dynasty. £50,000 to £80,000
    <b>Christie’s London, 12 Dec:</b> Book of Hours of Jean Le Sauvage and Jacqueline de Boulogne. £70,000 to £100,000
    <b>Christie’s London, 12 Dec:</b> Abraham Ortelius. <i>Theatrum orbis terrarum. – Parergon. – Nomenclator ptolemaicus,</i> 1584. £80,000 to £120,000
  • <b>Bonhams New York: Fine Books and Manuscripts Including the World of Hilary Knight. December 5, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> KNIGHT, HILARY. The Original Portrait of Eloise that Hung at the Plaza Hotel. $100,000 to 150,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> WARHOL, ANDY. "Iced Lemon Delight," an Original Watercolor Presented to Hilary Knight's cat, Phoebe $8,000 to 12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> SENDAK, MAURICE. <i>Where the Wild Things Are.</i> PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED with drawing to Hilary Knight in the month following publication. $10,000 to 15,000
    <b>Bonhams New York: Fine Books and Manuscripts Including the World of Hilary Knight. December 5, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> NOLAND, KENNETH. Original circle painting, untitled, acrylic and ink on cloth, for cover of monograph $8,000 to 12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> TOULOUSE-LAUTREC. <i>Histoires Naturelles,</i> 1899. With 22 original lithographs. $10,000 to 15,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>A Collection of Poems,</i> [1711]. The first authoritative and complete collected Sonnets.$15,000 to 20,000
    <b>Bonhams New York: Fine Books and Manuscripts Including the World of Hilary Knight. December 5, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> LONDON, JACK. <i>The Call of the Wild.</i> 1903. First edition, first state jacket. $2,000 to 3,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> FROST, ROBERT. Autograph Manuscript of "Build Soil," 12 pp, 1932-1936. $15,000 to 20,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> GOULD, GLENN. Glenn Gould's extensively annotated copy of Bach's Goldberg Variations $100,000 to 150,000
    <b>Bonhams New York: Fine Books and Manuscripts Including the World of Hilary Knight. December 5, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> PLATH, SYLVIA. EARLY Autograph Letter Signed, about her beginnings as a writer, Northampton, MA, 1951. $7,000 to 10,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> HOUDINI, HARRY. A collection of 11 cast iron shackle and lock items from Houdini's personal collection. $20,000 to 30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> M4 ENGIMA MACHINE, with very rare RARE HYDRA KEY ENVELOPE. $400,000 to 600,000