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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>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 27, 2018</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Cartwright (George). <i>A Journal of Transactions and Events, during a Residence of nearly Sixteen Years on the Coast of Labrador...,</i> first edition, with A.L.s. from the author, 1792. £4,000 to £6,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Swift (Jonathan). <i>Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World,</i> 2 vol., first edition, Teerink's "A" edition, Printed for Benj. Motte, 1726. £15,000 to £20,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Fourier (Jean Baptiste Joseph). <i>Theorie Analytique de la Chaleur,</i> first edition, Paris, chez Firmin Didot, 1822. £6,000 to £8,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 27, 2018</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Boccaccio (Giovanni). <i>Genealogiae Deorum,</i> additions by Dominicus Silvester and Raphael Zovenzonius, Venice, Vindelinus de Spira, 1472. £10,000 to £15,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Mary I. Letter signed at the head "Marye the Quene" to Lord Paget, 1 page, 7th June 1556. The recall from exile of nine persons opposed to the Marian regime. £10,000 to £12,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Nelson (Horatio). Autograph Letter signed "Horatio Nelson" and written to Francis Drake, British Minister at Genoa, discussing the disposition of his "Cruizers" near Genoa. £6,000 to £8,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 27, 2018</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Darwin (Charles). Unpublished Autograph Letter signed to Walter Raleigh Browne, playing down his scientific knowledge of comparative anatomy, 1881. £6,000 to £8,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Murphew (J.). <i>The fair in an uproar, or, the dancing-doggs.</i> As they perform in Mr. Pinkeman's New Opera in Bartholomew Fair, 1707. £1,500 to £2,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Chaucer (Geoffrey). <i>The Workes,</i> by [Nicholas Hill for] Thomas Petit, dwellyng in Paules churche yarde at the sygne of the Maydens heed, 1550. £7,000 to £10,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 27, 2018</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Austen (Jane). <i>Emma: A Novel,</i> 3 vol., first edition, 1816. £7,000 to £10,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Greene (Graham). <i>Stamboul Train,</i> first edition, first issue, 1932. £8,000 to £12,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Churchill.- Fearon (Percy Hutton) "Poy". “Eat More Beef,” pen and ink cartoon with shading in blue pencil, [July 1928]. £400 to £600
  • <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Charles Darwin on sexuality and the transmission of hereditary characteristics: Autograph Letter Signed to Lawson Tait. Down, 17 January [1877].
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> MILTON, JOHN. <i>Paradise Lost. A Poem written in ten books.</i> London: 1667. A very rare example with the contemporary binding untouched and with a 1667 title page.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Hamilton secures the ratification of the Constitution: <i>The Debates and Proceedings of the Convention of the State of New-York, assembled at Poughkeespsie, on the 17th June, 1788.</i>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> The social contract “Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains”: ROUSSEAU, JEAN-JACQUES. <i>Principes du Droit Politique [Du Contract Social]</i>. Amsterdam: Michel Rey, 1762
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> “The first English textbook on geometrical land-measurement and surveying”: BENESE, RICHARD. <i>This Boke Sheweth the Maner of Measurynge All Maner of Lande…</i>
  • <b>Bonhams: Exploration and Travel, Featuring Americana, Part I. September 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Shackleton, Ernest. <i>Aurora Australis.</i> Printed at the sign of 'The Penguins'; East Antarctica, 1908. $70,000 to $100,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Shackleton, Ernest. <i>South Polar Times.</i> 1st edition, limited issue. from the library of Michael Barne. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> General Washington's <i>Proceedings of a General Court Martial... of Major General Lee.</i> Philiadelphia, 1778. 100 copies printed for Congress. BOUND WITH: ...Court Martial... of St Clair and ...Schuyler. $25,000 to $35,000
    <b>Bonhams: Exploration and Travel, Featuring Americana, Part I. September 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> <i>The Voice of the People.</i> Boston, 1754. Rare pamphlet on the Excise Tax. Nathaniel Sparhawk's copy. $4,000 to $6,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Autograph Letter Signed ("S.L. Clemens"), offering extensive hard-earned advice on writing, 5 pp, 1881. $30,000 to $50,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> After Fra Egnazio Danti. <i>L'Ultime Parti not:e nel Indie Occid:ntli" [The last known parts of the Western Indies].</i> Painted Map of California, Western Mexico, and Japan. $70,000 to $100,000
    <b>Bonhams: Exploration and Travel, Featuring Americana, Part I. September 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Ptolemaeus, Claudius. <i>Geographie opus nouissima...</i> 1513. The most important edition of Ptolemy, containing the Admiral's Map. $250,000 to $350,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> De Arellano, Don Alonso. Manuscript, his <i>"Relación mui singular y circunstanciada... Capitán del Patax San Lucas,"</i> manuscript copy from the Sir Thomas Phillips collection. $50,000 to $80,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Purchas, Samuel. <i>Purchas his Pilgrimes.</i> First edition. With John Simth's engraved map of Virginia. $70,000 to $100,000
    <b>Bonhams: Exploration and Travel, Featuring Americana, Part I. September 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Lewis, Meriwether. Contemporary manuscript true copy of his final power of attorney, 1809. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> <i>A New Method of Macarony Making, as Practiced at Boston in North America.</i> Mezzotint. London, 1774. $5,000 to $7,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> <i>Scientific Base Ball Pitching: A Treatise on the Pitcher, Pitching, Origin and Philosophy of the Curve.</i> Chicago, 1897. $2,000 to $3,000
  • <center><b>Bibliothèque R. & B. L. VII :<br>XIXe siècle (1840–1898)<br>First editions – Reviews – Autograph letters and manuscripts<br>Auction in association with Binoche & Giquello on October 9th.</b></center>
    <b>Bibliothèque R. & B. L. VII, Oct. 9:</b> LAUTRÉAMONT. <i>Les Chants de Maldoror.</i> 1869. First edition, unbound, one of the rare copies dated 1869. €100 000 to €150 000
    <b>Bibliothèque R. & B. L. VII, Oct. 9:</b> PAUL VERLAINE. Poème saturnien. March 31st -June 1st, 1885. Autograph poem signed and illustrated. €12 000 to €15 000
    <b>Bibliothèque R. & B. L. VII, Oct. 9:</b> STÉPHANE MALLARMÉ. <i>L’Après-midi d’un faune.</i> 1876. Inscribed to Paul Gauguin. €30 000 to €40 000
    <center><b>Bibliothèque R. & B. L. VII :<br>XIXe siècle (1840–1898)<br>First editions – Reviews – Autograph letters and manuscripts<br>Auction in association with Binoche & Giquello on October 9th.</b></center>
    <b>Bibliothèque R. & B. L. VII, Oct. 9:</b> CHARLES BAUDELAIRE. <i>[La Cloche fêlée,</i> 1851–1855.] Signed autograph manuscript of one of the poems of Les Fleurs du mal. €25 000 to<br>€35 000
    <b>Bibliothèque R. & B. L. VII, Oct. 9:</b> STÉPHANE MALLARMÉ. <i>Le Tombeau d’Edgar Poe.</i> Circa 1889. Signed autograph manuscript inscribed to Edmund Gosse. €40 000 to €60 000
    <b>Bibliothèque R. & B. L. VII, Oct. 9:</b> GÉRARD DE NERVAL. Manuscrit autographe. 1855. Rare manuscript fragment of Aurelia with corrections. €20 000 to €30 000
    <center><b>Bibliothèque R. & B. L. VII :<br>XIXe siècle (1840–1898)<br>First editions – Reviews – Autograph letters and manuscripts<br>Auction in association with Binoche & Giquello on October 9th.</b></center>
    <b>Bibliothèque R. & B. L. VII, Oct. 9:</b> PAUL VERLAINE. <i>La Bonne chanson.</i> 1870. First edition. One of 20 copies on Hollande paper in a mosaic binding by Noulhac. €15 000 to<br>€18 000
    <b>Bibliothèque R. & B. L. VII, Oct. 9:</b> ARTHUR RIMBAUD. Autograph letter to his sister, July 10, 1891. One of the most beautiful letters by Rimbaud, about his last moments, illustrated with drawings of his leg. €80 000 to €100 000
    <b>Bibliothèque R. & B. L. VII, Oct. 9:</b> GUSTAVE FLAUBERT. <i>Salammbô.</i> 1863. First edition. One of 25 copies on Hollande paper, this one inscribed to Théophile Gautier. €30 000 to<br>€40 000
    <center><b>Bibliothèque R. & B. L. VII :<br>XIXe siècle (1840–1898)<br>First editions – Reviews – Autograph letters and manuscripts<br>Auction in association with Binoche & Giquello on October 9th.</b></center>
    <b>Bibliothèque R. & B. L. VII, Oct. 9:</b> CHARLES BAUDELAIRE. <i>Les Fleurs du mal</i>. 1857. First edition, unbound.<br>€15 000 to €20 000
    <b>Bibliothèque R. & B. L. VII, Oct. 9:</b> CHARLES BAUDELAIRE. Barbey d’Aurevilly caricature. Original drawing (208 x 130 mm). 1865.<br>€20 000 to €30 000
    <b>Bibliothèque R. & B. L. VII, Oct. 9:</b> OSCAR WILDE. <i>The Ballad of Reading Goal by C.3.3.</i> 1898 First edition, publisher’s binding, one of 30 on Japan paper. €10 000 to €12 000
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Franklin H. Brown, <i>State Sovereignty, National Union,</i> Chicago, 1860. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Thomas Paine, <i>The American Crisis,</i> Fishkill, NY, December 1776. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b><br>The Aitken Bible, Philadelphia, 1781. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Francisco Loubayssin de Lamarca, probable first edition of the first novel set in the Spanish New World, Paris, 1617. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Juan de la Anunciación, <i>Sermonario en lengua mexicana,</i> first edition, first book of sermons in Nahuatl, Mexico, 1577. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Maturino Gilberti, <i>Thesoro spiritual en lengua de Mechuacá,</i> first edition, Mexico, 1558. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Commission of William O. Stoddard as secretary to the president, signed by Lincoln, Washington, 1861. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> <i>Clay and Frelinghuysen,</i> flag banner, circa 1844. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Daguerreotype of a man believed to be Frederick Granger Williams Smith, son of Joseph Smith, circa late 1850s. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> John C. Wolfe, <i>Portrait of Abraham Lincoln,</i> oil on board in period wooden frame, circa 1860s. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Francis W. Winton, manuscript on pow-wows with indigenous Canadians, 1881. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Family letters from two young daguerreotype artists, 1826-79. $10,000 to $15,000.