• <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.
  • <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

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Weekly Auction Update: 23 Auctions Archived, 29 More This Week

 For the week that ended Saturday 24 March 2018 23 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 8 denominated in euros, 4 in British pounds, and 11 in US dollars.  Turnover was $8,161,964 as 8,421 lots were offered and 6,447 sold for a 77% success rate.  The average lot brought $1,266.  The market is holding up even as uncertainty hovers over the United States and the world economy.

 

Twenty-nine new auctions are in the rooms this week.

 

2 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

BonhamsFine Books and Manuscripts on March 21st: $2,216,767 
SothebysMade in Britain - Prints on March 20th: $1,005,991 

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

SothebysMade in Britain - Prints on March 20th: 134.04% 
Forum AuctionsFine Books and Works on Paper on March 22nd: 121.01% 
BonhamsFine Books and Manuscripts on March 21st: 116.27% 
John McInnis AuctioneersMarch Estate Auction - Session 2 on March 17th: 113.37% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on March 20th: 101.87% 


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

San Rafael Auction GallerySpring Auction on March 17th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 3/11 on March 18th: 99.11% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 2/13 on March 20th: 98.87% 
John McInnis AuctioneersMarch Estate Auction - Session 2 on March 17th: 98.84% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 2/20 on March 18th: 97.66% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 3/11 on March 18th: 96.01% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on March 17th: 93.82% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on March 20th: 90.14% 
Nye & Company AuctioneersMarch Backyard Auction - Books, Prints on March 22nd: 88.10% 
SothebysMade in Britain - Prints on March 20th: 87.50% 
BonhamsFine Books and Manuscripts on March 21st: 86.91% 
Bruun RasmussenBooks on March 20th: 84.75% 
Swann GalleriesAutographs on March 22nd: 83.78% 
Heritage AuctionsTexana on March 17th: 83.56% 
Forum AuctionsFine Books and Works on Paper on March 22nd: 83.39% 
Marc van de Wiele AuctionsSpring Auction - Books and Prints - Session 2 on March 17th: 81.24% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Bonhams The Bell Jar by Victoria Lucas on March 21st Actual price: USD $123,375.
  2. Bonhams The Bell Jar by Victoria Lucas on March 21st Actual price: USD $105,750.
  3. Venator and Hanstein Darwin, Charles; Naturforscher (Shrewsbury 1809- 1882 Down House/Kent). on March 16th Actual price: USD $90,774.
  4. Bonhams Harmonia Macrocosmica seu atlas universalis et novus on March 21st Actual price: USD $79,313.
  5. Bonhams A collection of approximately 480 seventeenth and eighteenth century pamphlets (mostly in English) on March 21st Actual price: USD $74,025.
  6. Marc van de Wiele Auctions Hypnerotomachia Poliphili on March 17th Actual price: USD $67,650.
  7. Sothebys EX-POSITION (L. 46) on March 20th Actual price: USD $63,000.
  8. Bonhams Theatrum orbis terrarum on March 21st Actual price: USD $61,688.
  9. Bonhams Micrographia: or Some Physiological Descriptions of Minute Bodies Made by Magnifying Glasses on March 21st Actual price: USD $56,400.
  10. Forum Auctions Choose Your Weapon (Cool Grey) on March 21st Actual price: USD $52,875.
  11. Bonhams The substantial collection of holiday travel journals on March 21st Actual price: USD $52,875.
  12. Sothebys GET OUT WHILE YOU CAN  on March 20th Actual price: USD $52,500.
  13. Sothebys LOVE RAT on March 20th Actual price: USD $52,500.
  14. Sothebys THE BLUE GUITAR (S.A.C. 199-218; MCA TOKYO 178-197) on March 20th Actual price: USD $49,000.
  15. Bonhams Sylvia Plath's Hermes 3000 typewriter on March 21st Actual price: USD $45,825.
  16. Venator and Hanstein COLOGNE CATHEDRAL 1985 on March 17th Actual price: USD $42,361.
  17. Venator and Hanstein Thesaurus rei herbarii hortensisque universalis ... on March 16th Actual price: USD $42,361.
  18. Sothebys (3D) BANKSY on March 20th Actual price: USD $42,000.
  19. Sothebys RUTH SMOKING. (C. 90-94) on March 20th Actual price: USD $42,000.
  20. Bonhams The Hawk in the Rain on March 21st Actual price: USD $40,538.
  21. Heritage Auctions [Civil War]. John Stayton Autograph Letter Signed on March 17th Actual price: USD $40,000.
  22. Bonhams Banks' Florilegium. A Publication in Thirty-Four Parts of Seven Hundred and Thirty-Eight Copperplate Engravings of Plants Collected on Captain James Cook's First Voyage Round the World in H.M.S. Endeavour on March 21st Actual price: USD $38,775.
  23. Forum Auctions Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone on March 22nd Actual price: USD $38,775.
  24. Sothebys PULP FICTION on March 20th Actual price: USD $38,500.
  25. Heritage Auctions Rare J.H. Dance and Brothers Confederate Dragoon Single Action Revolver, Found at the Dance Factory in Columbia, Texas. on March 17th Actual price: USD $37,500.



23 total sales reported this week:

Nye & Company Auctioneers. March Backyard Auction - Books, Prints on March 22nd: 88.10%
Forum Auctions. Fine Books and Works on Paper on March 22nd: 83.39%
Forum Auctions. Editions and Works on Paper on March 21st: 67.19%
Marc van de Wiele Auctions. Spring Auction - Books and Prints - Session 2 on March 17th: 81.24%
Marc van de Wiele Auctions. Spring Auction - Books and Prints - Session 1 on March 16th: 77.84%
Ader. Judaica on March 21st: 54.39%
Swann Galleries. Autographs on March 22nd: 83.78%
Bonhams. Fine Books and Manuscripts on March 21st: 86.91%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on March 17th: 93.82%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 2/13 on March 20th: 98.87%
Sothebys. Made in Britain - Prints on March 20th: 87.50%
Bruun Rasmussen. Books on March 20th: 84.75%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on March 20th: 90.14%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 3/11 on March 18th: 99.11%
Vermot de Pas. Comic Strips and Original Plates, Japanese Animation on March 17th: 64.38%
John McInnis Auctioneers. March Estate Auction - Session 2 on March 17th: 98.84%
San Rafael Auction Gallery. Spring Auction on March 17th: 100.00%
Venator and Hanstein. Books - Prints and Drawings - Autographs on March 16th: 32.47%
Venator and Hanstein. Modern and Contemporary Prints - Contemporary Books on March 17th: 54.92%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 2/20 on March 18th: 97.66%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 3/11 on March 18th: 96.01%
Heritage Auctions. Texana on March 17th: 83.56%
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 3/8 on March 15th: 43.39%

 

 

For the week ahead 29 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Mar. 26th
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. Antonio Lopez: The Art of Fashion. 64 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 72 lots
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. American History - Online bidstart 3/15. 261 lots
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . Books. 20 lots

Tue. Mar. 27th
Dorotheum . Vienna. Prints Before 1900. 130 lots
Sothebys. London. Prints and Multiples. 219 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Editions and Works on Paper. 95 lots
Ader. PARIS. Envelopes of Artists: Pierre-Stéphane Proust Collection. 279 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 3/20. 565 lots

Wed. Mar. 28th
Chiswick Auctions. London. Autographs and Memorabilia. 214 lots
Christies. London -South Kensington. Prints and Multiples. 216 lots
Freemans. Philadelphia. Rare Books, Maps and Manuscripts. 408 lots
Bonhams. London. Prints and Multiples. 312 lots
Old World Auctions. Glen Allen. Antique Maps, Globes, Charts, Atlases & Vintage Graphics - online bidstart 3/1421.
Artcurial. Paris. Prints and Illustrated Books. 179 lots
ALDE. Paris. The Life of an Amateur. 167 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 110 lots
Chiswick Auctions. London. The Warrens Library and a Fine Collection of Maps & Atlases.
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Lee's Summit . Live Ending Online Auction - Prints. 14 lots
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . Fine Art - Prints. 83 lots

Thu. Mar. 29th
Swann Galleries. New York. Printed and Manuscript African Americana. 384 lots
Chiswick Auctions. London. Books from the Library of Giancarlo Beltrame, Part II.
Forum Auctions. London. Forum Auctions @ Artsy: Select Urban Editions. 40 lots
Ader. PARIS. Illustrated Modern Books: Dr. Yves Gogue Collection.

Sat. Mar. 31st
Arader Galleries. New York City. Audubon Prints, and Rare Books.
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Engravings and Lithographs - Works on Paper. 150 lots

Sun. Apr. 1st
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 3/25.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 3/4. 285 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 3/25.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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>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>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