• <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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Weekly Auction Update: 26 Auctions Archived, 36 Up this Week

For the week ended Saturday, 17 March 2018, 26 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 9 denominated in euros, 5 in British pounds, and 12 in US dollars.  Turnover was $8,192,490 as 8,531 lots were offered and 6,375 sold for a 75% success rate.

 


For the week ahead 36 auctions in the rare book, manuscripts, maps and ephemera are scheduled.

 

2 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Swann Galleries19th and 20th Century Prints and Drawings on March 13th: $2,605,863 
JA Stargardt AutographenhandlungIII. Fine Arts IV. Music on March 13th: $1,272,936



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

ChristiesNoble House and Private Collections on March 14th: 253.13% 
JA Stargardt AutographenhandlungI. Literature II. Science on March 13th: 169.04% 
JA Stargardt AutographenhandlungIII. Fine Arts IV. Music on March 13th: 165.86% 
SothebysThe Political Cartoon Collection of Jeffrey Archer on March 14th: 150.23% 
JA Stargardt AutographenhandlungV. History on March 14th: 126.27% 
Heritage AuctionsThe David and Janice Frent Collection of Political & Presidential Americana, Part 2 on March 10th: 107.23% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on March 13th: 104.14% 


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

ChristiesNoble House and Private Collections on March 14th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 3/4 on March 11th: 99.43% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 3/6 on March 13th: 98.59% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 3/4 on March 11th: 98.13% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 2/11 on March 11th: 95.88% 
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Societybooks on March 9th: 90.42% 
Heritage AuctionsThe David and Janice Frent Collection of Political & Presidential Americana, Part 2 on March 10th: 89.81% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on March 13th: 89.53% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on March 14th: 89.39% 
JA Stargardt AutographenhandlungIII. Fine Arts IV. Music on March 13th: 86.52% 
JA Stargardt AutographenhandlungI. Literature II. Science on March 13th: 86.30% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Collection of Russian photographs, vintage Soviet posters & works by Alexander Rodchen on March 15th: 82.26% 

EldredsAntiques and Fine Art - Books and Prints on March 10th: 81.25%  

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung Eigenh. Musikmanuskript mit Widmung u. U. Wien 26.IV.1827. 4 S. quer-8o (ca. 10 × 15,5 cm), 6-zeilig. Schwarz-braune Tinte. Leicht gebräunt. Einriss in unterer Bugfalte (ca. 2,5 cm). Mit Nadelspuren in den oberen Ecken. Winziger Randeinriss am Oberrand a on March 13th Actual price: USD $246,738.
  2. RR Auction Steve Jobs Signed Job Application on March 15th Actual price: USD $174,757.
  3. JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung Das REHBERG-ALBUM mit 26 Zeichnungen, Aquarellen und Gouachen von Künstlern aus dem Kreis um August Ke s t n e r (1777 – 1853). Rom um 1830. 58 S. quer-folio (21,5 × 29 cm), die Werke an den Ecken montiert oder eingesteckt. Pergamentband der Zeit mit farb on March 13th Actual price: USD $116,112.
  4. Swann Galleries House by a River. on March 13th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  5. JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung Eigenh. Musikmanuskript. 2 S. großes Hochformat, 26- bzw. 25-zeilig. Schwarze Tinte, Hinzufügung in Rot (Kreuzzeichen, Takt 39). Winzige Randeinrisse, Klammerspuren am Kopf undFuß on March 13th Actual price: USD $87,084.
  6. JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung Eigenh. Musikmanuskript mit e. Widmung u. U. auf dem Titel. London 2.IX.1846. Titelblatt (schwach berieben) und 21?6 S. Hochformat, 12-zeilig. Auf gedrucktem Notenpapier. Leicht gebräunt. Einige Randläsuren on March 13th Actual price: USD $84,181.
  7. Swann Galleries La Colombe. on March 13th Actual price: USD $67,500.
  8. Sothebys 'MR CHURCHILL'  on March 14th Actual price: USD $66,500.
  9. Sothebys CONSEQUENCES OF A SUCCESSFUL FRENCH INVASION... OR... WE FLY ON THE WINGS OF THE WIND TO SAVE THE IRISH CATHOLICS FROM PERSECUTION' on March 14th Actual price: USD $66,500.
  10. Swann Galleries Téte de jeune femme. on March 13th Actual price: USD $50,000.
  11. Swann Galleries Femme nue, trois quarts, debout. on March 13th Actual price: USD $50,000.
  12. JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung Eigenh. Musikmanuskript, am Schluss datiert „Berlin am 16 Juny 1827“. 31?3 S. Hochformat, 16-zeilig. Etwas gebräunt und fleckig. on March 13th Actual price: USD $49,348.
  13. Swann Galleries New York Nocturne. on March 13th Actual price: USD $47,500.
  14. JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung Eigenh. Musikmanuskript mit Namenszug „Frz. Schubert m[anu]p[ropria]“. Februar 1823. 3 S. Querformat (ca. 24 x 31 cm), 16-zeilig. Braune Tinte. Mit Anmerkungen von fremder Hand(Tinte, Rötel und Blei). Kräftiges Papier. Leicht gebräunt, minimal staubflecki on March 13th Actual price: USD $46,445.
  15. JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung 2 e. Br. m. U. und 7 Br. m. U. on March 13th Actual price: USD $46,445.
  16. Sothebys PRIME MINISTERS IN MY DAY - AND MOSTLY TREMENDOUS LUMINARIES IN THEIRS' on March 14th Actual price: USD $45,500.
  17. Pierre Berge and Associes Très important ensemble d'environ 190 photographies panoramiques, obtenues avec l'appareil Kodak, de son expédition vers la Banquise, 1907 on March 14th Actual price: USD $43,122.
  18. RR Auction Steve Jobs Signed Apple Mac OS X Manual on March 15th Actual price: USD $41,807.
  19. Swann Galleries Sans Titre (Transparence). on March 13th Actual price: USD $40,000.
  20. Swann Galleries El sueño (La noche de los pobres). on March 13th Actual price: USD $40,000.
  21. Sothebys DRAUGHTING A BILL AT THE BOARD OF TRADE' ('MR CHURCHILL: "OH, I UNDERSTAND ALL THESE FIGURES, RIGHT ENOUGH. WHAT WE'VE GOT TO DO, GENTLEMEN, IS TO PUT SOME - ER - HUMANISING GINGER INTO 'EM"') on March 14th Actual price: USD $38,500.
  22. Sothebys NUTS TO CRACK' on March 14th Actual price: USD $38,500.
  23. Swann Galleries Six American Etchings, Series I. on March 13th Actual price: USD $37,500.
  24. Swann Galleries Half Figure. on March 13th Actual price: USD $35,000.
  25. Swann Galleries Maja Negra. on March 13th Actual price: USD $35,000.


26 total sales reported this week:

RR Auction. Pop Culture - Internet Bidstart 3/8 on March 15th: 51.52%
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. V. History on March 14th: 78.64%
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. III. Fine Arts IV. Music on March 13th: 86.52%
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. I. Literature II. Science on March 13th: 86.30%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on March 16th: 76.64%
Freemans. Asian Arts - Woodblock Prints on March 16th: 45.00%
Soler Y Llach. Antiquarian Books and Manuscripts on March 15th: 36.51%
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. books on March 9th: 90.42%
Artcurial. May '68 in 500 Posters on March 13th: 59.38%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Collection of Russian photographs, vintage Soviet posters & works by Alexander Rodchen on March 15th: 82.26%
Pierre Berge and Associes. Photographs on March 14th: 32.80%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on March 14th: 89.39%
Sothebys. The Political Cartoon Collection of Jeffrey Archer on March 14th: 77.33%
Christies. Noble House and Private Collections on March 14th: 100.00%
Rossini. SALE ART ADVERTISING: POSTERS - ENAMELLED PLATES - BOXES AND LITHOGRAPHED SHEETS - CARDBOARD - POS on March 6th: 66.26%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 3/6 on March 13th: 98.59%
Forum Auctions in Italy. Online Sale: Ancient and Rare Books, including volumes from the private library of Giorgio Petrocchi on March 13th: 73.33%
Swann Galleries. 19th and 20th Century Prints and Drawings on March 13th: 72.70%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on March 13th: 89.53%
Michaans Auctions. Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs on March 10th: 60.38%
Eldreds. Antiques and Fine Art - Books and Prints on March 10th: 81.25%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 2/11 on March 11th: 95.88%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 3/4 on March 11th: 99.43%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 3/4 on March 11th: 98.13%
Heritage Auctions. The David and Janice Frent Collection of Political & Presidential Americana, Part 2 on March 10th: 89.81%
Old World Auctions. Antique Maps, Globes, Charts, Atlases & Vintage Graphics - online bidstart 1/24 on February 7th: 68.45%


For the week ahead 36 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Mar. 19th
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Books, Autographs. 95 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 71 lots
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Books. 304 lots

Tue. Mar. 20th
Sothebys. London. Made in Britain - Prints. 96 lots
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Chadds Ford, PA . Spring Quarterly Catalog. 28 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Books. 177 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 2/13. 533 lots

Wed. Mar. 21st
Bonhams. London. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 405 lots
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Old and Modern Books.
Purcell Auctioneers. Birr. Shop and Pub Signs and Memorabilia. 213 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Editions and Works on Paper.
Ader. PARIS. Judaica. 296 lots

Thu. Mar. 22nd
Forum Auctions. London. Fine Books and Works on Paper. 602 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Autographs. 258 lots
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Autographs - Stamps - Photographs.
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Americana - Travel & Exploration - World History - Cartography . 435 lots
Nye & Company Auctioneers. Bloomfield. March Backyard Auction - Books, Prints. 42 lots

Fri. Mar. 23rd
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Old Master Prints. 43 lots
Beaussant Lefevre. Paris. STAMPS - PHOTOGRAPHS - MANUSCRIPTS & BOOKS. 281 lots
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH. Berlin-Schoneberg. Rare Books, Old and Modern Art, Antiques. 546 lots

Sat. Mar. 24th
Brunk Auctions. Asheville, NC . Premier Catalogue Auction - Prints, Books. 40 lots
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. Classic Cars, Automobilia. 34 lots
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Spring Estates Auction. 56 lots
Addison and Sarova. Macon. Rare Books, Manuscripts and Ephemera. 186 lots
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. Exposition Auction - Books and Prints. 49 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Fine Art - Prints. 171 lots
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Lee's Summit . Americana and Advertising.
Ferraton. Bruxelles. Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs.
Leland Little Auctions. Hillsborough, NC. Prints.
Potomack Company. Alexandria. Asian, European and American Works of Art - Prints.

Sun. Mar. 25th
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Fine Art - Prints. 65 lots
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. The Empire, Historical Memories. 68 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 3/18.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 3/18.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 2/25. 276 lots
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. The Empire at Fontainebleau - Books and Manuscripts. 55 lots

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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.