• <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
  • <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>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>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

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RBH: 24 Auctions Archived, 34 Sales Scheduled this Week

For the week ending Saturday, 10 March 2018, 24 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 2 denominated in euros, 2 in British pounds, and 20 in US dollars.  Turnover was $9,253,085 as 8,079 lots were offered and 6,700 sold for an 83% success rate. The average sale price was $1,381. The average sale price was healthy, but the sell-through rate was unusually strong.

 

3 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Heritage AuctionsBooks - Internet Bidstart 2/16 on March 7th: $2,117,466 
BonhamsFine Books and Manuscripts on March 9th: $1,328,375 
Kestenbaum and CompanyFine Judaica on March 8th: $1,207,188 

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

Leland Little AuctionsImportant Spring Auction - Prints on March 3rd: 164.58% 
Swann GalleriesEarly Printed, Medical, Scientific and Travel Books on March 8th: 155.24% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on March 7th: 145.89% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsThe Magic Collection of John Daniel on March 3rd: 142.71% 
Leslie Hindman AuctioneersSt. Louis Spring Auction - Prints on March 9th: 140.74% 
Bruun RasmussenPhotographs, Prints on March 7th: 114.75% 


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

Robert Siegel GalleriesThe James P. Myerson Collection of Pioneer Flight Mail 1910-1916 on March 8th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 2/25 on March 4th: 99.30% 
Heritage AuctionsBooks - Internet Bidstart 2/16 on March 7th: 98.12% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 2/4 on March 4th: 97.71% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 2/27 on March 6th: 97.45% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersExposition Auction - Books and Prints on March 2nd: 97.44% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsThe Magic Collection of John Daniel on March 3rd: 96.95% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 2/25 on March 4th: 96.80% 
Leland Little AuctionsImportant Spring Auction - Prints on March 3rd: 94.74% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on March 3rd: 93.41% 
Swann GalleriesEarly Printed, Medical, Scientific and Travel Books on March 8th: 90.11% 
Leslie Hindman AuctioneersSt. Louis Spring Auction - Prints on March 9th: 88.89% 
Bruun RasmussenPhotographs, Prints on March 7th: 88.89% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on March 6th: 88.04% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on March 7th: 87.86% 
Cowans AuctionsWPA Era Prints and Works on Paper on March 2nd: 85.25% 


24 total sales reported this week: 

Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPhotography: The First 100 Years on March 9th: 70.73% 
Leslie Hindman AuctioneersSt. Louis Spring Auction - Prints on March 9th: 88.89% 
Leland Little AuctionsImportant Spring Auction - Prints on March 3rd: 94.74% 
BonhamsFine Books and Manuscripts on March 9th: 39.39% 
Robert Siegel GalleriesThe James P. Myerson Collection of Pioneer Flight Mail 1910-1916 on March 8th: 100.00% 
PBA GalleriesFine Literature & Fine Books on March 8th: 66.39% 
Kestenbaum and CompanyFine Judaica on March 8th: 50.14% 
Swann GalleriesEarly Printed, Medical, Scientific and Travel Books on March 8th: 90.11% 
RR AuctionMarch Auction featuring Military - Internet bidstart 2/17 on March 7th: 56.91% 
Winner's Auctions LtdLetters by A. Einstein and Other Illustrious Personalities, Zionism, Judaic art, etc. on March 6th: 71.84% 
Winner's Auctions LtdEretz Israel and Zionism, Postcards and Photographs, Numismatics, Posters, Maps, Judaica, Holy books on February 21st: 63.21% 
Heritage AuctionsBooks - Internet Bidstart 2/16 on March 7th: 98.12% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on March 7th: 87.86% 
Bruun RasmussenPhotographs, Prints on March 7th: 88.89% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 2/27 on March 6th: 97.45% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on March 3rd: 93.41% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on March 6th: 88.04% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsThe Magic Collection of John Daniel on March 3rd: 96.95% 
Cowans AuctionsWPA Era Prints and Works on Paper on March 2nd: 85.25% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersExposition Auction - Books and Prints on March 2nd: 97.44% 
PosterConnection Inc.Affordable Posters on February 13th: 72.24% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 2/25 on March 4th: 99.30% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 2/25 on March 4th: 96.80% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 2/4 on March 4th: 97.71% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Bonhams Violin with spruce top, maple sides, back and neck, carved scroll headstock, 1933, on March 9th Actual price: USD $516,500.
  2. Bonhams Autograph Manuscript in Latin, being detailed instructions on making the philosopher's stone, titled on the upper wrapper "Opus Galli Anonymi," on March 9th Actual price: USD $275,000.
  3. Kestenbaum and Company The Proposal of the Jews to Ferdinand and Isabella (in order to secure their residence in Spain). on March 8th Actual price: USD $237,500.
  4. Kestenbaum and Company (“The Tosfos Yom-Tov.”) Mishnayoth. Complete set with commentaries of R. Ovadiah of Bartinura and Tosfoth Yom Tov. on March 8th Actual price: USD $200,000.
  5. Heritage Auctions The Great Gatsby. on March 7th Actual price: USD $162,500.
  6. Swann Galleries The Defence of Poesie [i. e., An Apologie for Poetrie]. on March 8th Actual price: USD $149,000.
  7. Bonhams Autograph Musical Manuscript, sketch-leaf part of the score of the Scottish Songs, "Sunset" Op. 108 no 2, 2 pp, on March 9th Actual price: USD $131,250.
  8. Bonhams The Annotated Paragraph Bible: containing the Old and New Testaments, according to the Authorized Version, arranged in Paragraphs and Parallelisms; with Explanatory Notes. on March 9th Actual price: USD $118,750.
  9. Bonhams Autograph Letter Signed ("Papa"), 2 pp recto and verso, 4to (280 x 215 mm), on March 9th Actual price: USD $106,250.
  10. Winner's Auctions Ltd Letter from Prof. Albert Einstein Regarding the Formalization of the "Third Stage of the Theory of Relativity." Signed Autograph. 1928 on March 6th Actual price: USD $103,700.
  11. Winner's Auctions Ltd Manuscript by Rabbi Chaim Efraim of Sudylkow, Author of "Degel Machane Efraim" Only Copy in the World? on March 6th Actual price: USD $97,600.
  12. Swann Galleries Repetición de amores, y Arte de ajedres. on March 8th Actual price: USD $68,750.
  13. Bonhams Glass prism, 152 mm overall, cut in three polished facets, 33 mm per side, molded knobs on both ends. on March 9th Actual price: USD $60,000.
  14. Dominic Winter Book Auctions A Brief Description of England and Wales, containing a particular account of each county..., embellished with Copper-plate maps of each county, very useful for Travellers and others and very proper for Schools to give on March 7th Actual price: USD $56,712.
  15. Bonhams Autograph Letter Signed ("Go: Washington") on March 9th Actual price: USD $56,250.
  16. RR Auction Karl Marx ALS on March 7th Actual price: USD $53,509.
  17. Kestenbaum and Company Josef Edward August von Gillern. Half-length portrait of The Chasam Sofer (R. Moshe Schreiber / Sofer). on March 8th Actual price: USD $46,875.
  18. Bruun Rasmussen Untitled # 312. on March 7th Actual price: USD $45,725.
  19. Heritage Auctions Mr. William Shakespear's Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies. on March 7th Actual price: USD $45,000.
  20. Heritage Auctions The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. on March 7th Actual price: USD $45,000.
  21. Dominic Winter Book Auctions Sir John Frederick William Herschel, April 1867, on March 9th Actual price: USD $44,712.
  22. Winner's Auctions Ltd Alois Heinrich Priechenfried (1867-1953). The Merchant on March 6th Actual price: USD $43,920.
  23. RR Auction Mohandas Gandhi Signed Photo on March 7th Actual price: USD $41,807.
  24. Winner's Auctions Ltd Historic Letter from the "Chafetz Chaim" Regarding His Immigration to the Land of Israel and Building his House in Petach Tikvah on March 6th Actual price: USD $41,480.
  25. Winner's Auctions Ltd Leaf of "Segulot and Refuot" in the Holy Handwriting of Rabbi Chaim Vital on March 6th Actual price: USD $34,160.

 


For the week ahead 34 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Mar. 12th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 86 lots

Tue. Mar. 13th
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. Berlin. I. Literature II. Science. 343 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. 19th and 20th Century Prints and Drawings. 575 lots
Artcurial. Paris. May '68 in 500 Posters. 448 lots
Forum Auctions in Italy. Roma. Online Sale: Ancient and Rare Books, including volumes from the private library of Giorgio Petrocchi. 90 lots
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. Berlin. III. Fine Arts IV. Music. 282 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 3/6. 569 lots

Wed. Mar. 14th
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Exeter. Books, Maps and Prints. 489 lots
Christies. London -South Kensington. Noble House and Private Collections. 2 lots
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. Photographs. 314 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 132 lots
Sothebys. London. The Political Cartoon Collection of Jeffrey Archer. 225 lots
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. Berlin. V. History. 220 lots

Thu. Mar. 15th
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Cape Town. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 3/8. 181 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Gold Rush Sale. 422 lots
Soler Y Llach. Barcelona. Antiquarian Books and Manuscripts. 964 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Pop Culture - Internet Bidstart 3/8. 561 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Collection of Russian photographs, vintage Soviet posters & works by Alexander Rodchen. 62 lots

Fri. Mar. 16th
Marc van de Wiele Auctions. Brugge. Spring Auction - Books and Prints - Session 1. 555 lots
Venator and Hanstein. Köln . Books - Prints and Drawings - Autographs. 770 lots
Freemans. Philadelphia. Asian Arts - Woodblock Prints. 20 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 107 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Gold Rush Auction - Day 2. 513 lots

Sat. Mar. 17th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Texana. 298 lots
Venator and Hanstein. Köln . Modern and Contemporary Prints - Contemporary Books. 386 lots
Vermot de Pas. Paris. Comic Strips and Original Plates, Japanese Animation.
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books and Ephemera.
Marc van de Wiele Auctions. Brugge. Spring Auction - Books and Prints - Session 2. 645 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 152 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Gold Rush Auction - Day 3. 708 lots

Sun. Mar. 18th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 2/20. 256 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 3/11.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 3/11.
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Gold Rush Auction - Day 4. 511 lots

Mike Stillman

RBH and AE

  • <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>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>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.