• <b>Chiswick Auctions: Modern First Editions, Illustrated Books & Limited Editions. May 30, 2018</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, May 30:</b> Hammett (Dashiell). <i>The Maltese Falcon,</i> FIRST EDITION. A very good copy of this most influential detective fiction novel. £8,000 to £12,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, May 30:</b> Hemingway (Ernest). <i>In Our Time,</i> FIRST EDITION, NUMBER 137 OF 170 COPIES on Rives handmade paper. £15,000 to £18,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, May 30:</b> Hemingway (Ernest). <i>A Farewell to Arms,</i> FIRST EDITION, inscribed by the author to Mike Murphy, a Hemingway biographer and scholar. £4,000 to £6,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions: Modern First Editions, Illustrated Books & Limited Editions. May 30, 2018</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, May 30:</b> Kerouac (Jack). <i>On the Road,</i> FIRST EDITION, New York, Viking, 1957. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, May 30:</b> Ransome (Arthur). <i>Swallows and Amazons,</i> FIRST EDITION, ownership inscription to half title. Only 2,000 copies of the first edition printed. £3,000 to £4,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, May 30:</b> Sewell (Anna). <i>Black Beauty: His Grooms and Companions. The Autobiography of a Horse. Translated from the original Equine,</i> FIRST EDITION, engraved frontispiece. £3,000 to £4,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions: Modern First Editions, Illustrated Books & Limited Editions. May 30, 2018</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, May 30:</b> Capa (Robert). <i>Omaha Beach D-Day, June 6th, 1944,</i> gelatine silver print, printed under the direct supervision of Cornell Capa, 40 x 50.5 cm. £3,000 to £5,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, May 30:</b> Cartier-Bresson (Henri). 'Loudres – Pilgrims Assemble', silver print, stamps and annotations on verso, very slight scratch, 170 x 240 mm, 1950. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, May 30:</b> Carroll, Lewis [Dodgson, Charles Lutwidge]. <i>The Nursery Alice,</i> FIRST EDITION, a very rare inscribed, dedication copy. £8,000 to £10,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions: Modern First Editions, Illustrated Books & Limited Editions. May 30, 2018</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, May 30:</b> Potter (Beatrix). <i>The Tale of Peter Rabbit,</i> FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING, limited to 250 copies [with] the FIRST PUBLISHED EDITION. £12,000 to £15,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, May 30:</b> Wells (H. G.). <i>War of the Worlds,</i> original Danish manuscript, the text written out in block script ink, with over 620 original drawings in ink and watercolour. £1,800 to £2,200
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, May 30:</b> Toulouse-Lautrec (Henri de).- Clemenceau (Georges). <i>Au Pied de Sinai,</i> NUMBER 104 OF 355 COPIES, with the suite of 10 lithographs by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec in 2 states. £1,500 to £2,000
  • <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. May 31, 2018</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 31:</b> Simcoe (John Graves). Plan of the Province of Upper Canada with part of the Adjacent Countries, manuscript map… with numerous contemporary annotations. £6,000 to £8,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 31:</b> Ramusio (Giovanni Battista). <i>Delle Navigationi et Viaggi,</i> 3 vol., mixed edition, 3 double-page engraved maps and 7 folding woodcut maps, Venice, Giunti, 1613. £6,000 to £8,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 31:</b> Dickens (Charles). <i>A Christmas Carol,</i> first edition, first issue, Chapman & Hall, 1843. £6,000 to £8,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. May 31, 2018</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 31:</b> Book of Hours. Hours of the Virgin [Use of Rome] in Latin, miniature illuminated manuscript on vellum with 6 full-page miniatures and 6 large initials with borders, Flanders, [2nd quarter of 15th century]. £6,000 to £8,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 31:</b> G.K. Chesterton archive. Collection of poems, drawings, letters and cards sent to Enid Simon, 1920s. £6,000 to £8,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 31:</b> Pasternak (Boris). <i>Doktor Zhivago</i> original typescript, 2 vol., with manuscript corrections and insertions by the author, the George Katkov copy, c.1956. £100,000 to £150,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. May 31, 2018</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 31:</b> Tolkien (J.R.R.). <i>The Hobbit,</i> first edition, first impression, 1937. £20,000 to £30,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 31:</b> Milton (John). <i>Paradise Lost & Paradise Regain'd,</i> 2 vol., one of 10 copies printed on vellum, Cresset Press, 1931. £8,000 to £12,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 31:</b> Electricity and the vacuum.- Guericke (Otto von). <i>Experimenta nova (ut vocantur) Magdeburgica de Vacuo Spatio,</i> first edition; bound with <i>Philosophia Universa de Microcosmo</i>. £12,000 to £16,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 31:</b> [The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt & Nubia ...], vignette title and 42 plates from the deluxe subscriber's edition, 1842-1849 (43). £7,000 to £10,000
  • <b>Ketterer Kunst Hamburg: Rare Books Auction on May 28th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 28:</b> Book of Hours. Workshop Vrelant, around 1460-70. Est: € 30,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 28:</b> J. J. Marinoni, <i>De Astronomica specula,</i> 1745. Est: € 12,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 28:</b> C. S. Lewis, <i>The Chronicles of Narnia,</i> 1950-56. Est: € 7,500
    <b>Ketterer Kunst Hamburg: Rare Books Auction on May 28th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 28:</b> G. W. Knorr, <i>Regnum florae,</i> 1750. Est:<br>€ 15,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 28:</b> A. M. S. Boethius, <i>De philosophico consolatu,</i> 1501. Est: € 8,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 28:</b> J. Joyce, <i>Ulysses,</i> 1922. Est: € 5,000
    <b>Ketterer Kunst Hamburg: Rare Books Auction on May 28th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 28:</b> Ornaments by H. Vogeler, 1900. Est:<br>€ 4,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 28:</b> <i>Biblia Germanica,</i> 1490. Est: € 15,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 28:</b> F. M. Regenfuss, <i>Auserlesne Schnecken und Muscheln,</i> 1758. Est: € 18,000
    <b>Ketterer Kunst Hamburg: Rare Books Auction on May 28th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 28:</b> Einband Henry van de Velde, 1929. Est: € 4,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 28:</b> <i>Hortus Sanitatis,</i> 1517. Est: € 12,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 28:</b> R. Crevel and J. Miró, 1957. Est: € 3,500

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Rare Book Hub: 26 Auctions Archived, another 26 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 28 April 2018 26 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; one in Australian dollars, 9 in euros, 2 in British pounds, and 14 in US dollars.  Turnover was $23,431,578 as 9,281 lots were offered and 7,561 sold for an 81% success rate.  It was another strong week.

 

During the next 7 days 26 auctions are scheduled.

 

3 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Heritage Auctions2018 April 19-20 Spring Sports Card Catalog Auction on April 20th: $9,832,590 
SothebysPrints and Multiples on April 27th: $8,012,250 
Heritage AuctionsIllustration on April 24th: $1,346,124 

1 auction saw total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered: 

PIASAMasters 2 : prints, illustrated books and multiples of the 20th century, including a private collect on April 26th: 146.65% 


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

Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 4/15 on April 22nd: 99.55% 
Heritage Auctions2018 April 19-20 Spring Sports Card Catalog Auction on April 20th: 98.88% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 4/17 on April 24th: 97.87% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 4/15 on April 22nd: 97.35% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 3/25 on April 22nd: 97.05% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on April 21st: 96.97% 
Heritage AuctionsIllustration on April 24th: 93.79% 
Doyle New YorkRare Books, Autographs and Maps on April 25th: 89.57% 
Clars Auction GalleryFine Art - Prints on April 21st: 86.89% 
SothebysPrints and Multiples on April 27th: 86.14% 
Winter AssociatesBooks on March 26th: 85.00% 
Australian Book AuctionsBooks and Documents: Comprising Voyages and Travels, Ephemera, Literature, Art, Natural History and on April 23rd: 84.62% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on April 25th: 84.29% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Heritage Auctions 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle #311 PSA Mint 9. on April 20th Actual price: USD $2,880,000.
  2. Sothebys FLAGS I (ULAE 128) on April 27th Actual price: USD $1,575,000.
  3. Sothebys OCÉANIE, LA MER on April 27th Actual price: USD $1,215,000.
  4. Sothebys FLOWERS (F. & S. II.64-73) on April 27th Actual price: USD $831,000.
  5. Heritage Auctions 1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle #253 PSA Mint 9. on April 20th Actual price: USD $750,000.
  6. Heritage Auctions 1916 M101-5 Sporting News (Blank Back) Babe Ruth Rookie #151 PSA NM 7. on April 20th Actual price: USD $384,000.
  7. Sothebys SUPERMAN (F. & S. IIB.260) on April 27th Actual price: USD $250,000.
  8. Sothebys NUDE WITH YELLOW PILLOW (C. 283) on April 27th Actual price: USD $225,000.
  9. Sothebys SUPERMAN (F. & S. II.260) on April 27th Actual price: USD $212,500.
  10. Heritage Auctions 1948 Leaf Warren Spahn #32 PSA Gem Mint 10 - The Ultimate PSA Example, Pop One! on April 20th Actual price: USD $192,000.
  11. Sothebys BLUE SURROUND on April 27th Actual price: USD $162,500.
  12. Doyle New York Plan of the City of New York in North America, surveyed in the years 1766 & 1767. on April 25th Actual price: USD $150,000.
  13. Sothebys GRACE KELLY (FELDMAN & SCHELLMANN II.305) on April 27th Actual price: USD $125,000.
  14. Heritage Auctions 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle #311 PSA NM 7. on April 20th Actual price: USD $120,000.
  15. Swann Galleries Das Werk von Gustav Klimt. on April 26th Actual price: USD $106,250.
  16. Heritage Auctions Nude on Back with Black Stockings, 1983 on April 24th Actual price: USD $106,250.
  17. Heritage Auctions 1975 Topps Baseball Unopened Cello Case - Factory Sealed. on April 20th Actual price: USD $102,000.
  18. Sothebys TAUREAU (A.R. 255)  on April 27th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  19. Sothebys HIBOU (A.R. 224)  on April 27th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  20. Sothebys NATURAL HISTORY PART I MUSHROOMS (BASTIAN 42-51) on April 27th Actual price: USD $93,750.
  21. Heritage Auctions Martini Time, 1935 on April 24th Actual price: USD $87,500.
  22. Heritage Auctions 1948 Leaf Satchel Paige #8 PSA NM 7. on April 20th Actual price: USD $84,000.
  23. Heritage Auctions 1925 Exhibits Lou Gehrig SGC 50 VG/EX 4. on April 20th Actual price: USD $78,000.
  24. Sothebys HOTEL ACATLAN: FIRST DAY (MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, TOKYO 269) on April 27th Actual price: USD $75,000.
  25. Heritage Auctions 1916 M101-5 Sporting News (Blank Back) Joe Jackson #86 PSA NM-MT 8. on April 20th Actual price: USD $72,120.



26 total sales reported this week:

Purcell Auctioneers. Irish Interest Book Auction on April 25th: 79.04%
Tajan. Photographs on April 25th: 40.11%
Forum Auctions. Forum Auctions @ Artsy: The Master and The Muse on April 26th: 77.78%
PIASA. Masters 2 : prints, illustrated books and multiples of the 20th century, including a private collect on April 26th: 76.15%
Sothebys. Prints and Multiples on April 27th: 86.14%
Swann Galleries. Fine Illustrated Books and Graphics on April 26th: 77.42%
Doyle New York. Rare Books, Autographs and Maps on April 25th: 89.57%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on April 25th: 84.29%
Il Ponte. Photographs on April 17th: 66.27%
Australian Book Auctions. Books and Documents: Comprising Voyages and Travels, Ephemera, Literature, Art, Natural History and on April 23rd: 84.62%
Galerie Bassenge. Thur Collection on April 18th: 59.34%
Galerie Bassenge. Modern Literature and Art Documentation on April 19th: 56.17%
Galerie Bassenge. Autographs on April 18th: 63.92%
Heritage Auctions. Illustration on April 24th: 93.79%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 4/17 on April 24th: 97.87%
Winter Associates. Prints on April 23rd: 55.00%
Winter Associates. Books on March 26th: 85.00%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints and Photographs on April 24th: 69.10%
Clars Auction Gallery. Fine Art and Antiques - Books, Prints on April 22nd: 76.09%
Clars Auction Gallery. Fine Art - Prints on April 21st: 86.89%
Vermot de Pas. Enfintina III - Children's Books on April 16th: 18.76%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 3/25 on April 22nd: 97.05%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 4/15 on April 22nd: 97.35%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 4/15 on April 22nd: 99.55%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on April 21st: 96.97%
Heritage Auctions. 2018 April 19-20 Spring Sports Card Catalog Auction on April 20th: 98.88%


For the week ahead 26 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Apr. 30th
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. Fine Books, Maps and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 4/19. 127 lots
Heritage Auctions. Chicago. CSNS World Currency Signature Auction - session 2. 896 lots
Heritage Auctions. Chicago. CSNS Currency Signature Auction - session 7. 1350 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 82 lots

Tue. May. 1st
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 488 lots
Doyle New York. New York. Prints and Multiples. 231 lots
Bonhams. Los Angeles. Prints and Multiples. 170 lots
Heritage Auctions. Chicago. CSNS Currency Signature Auction - session 8. 785 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 4/24. 481 lots

Wed. May. 2nd
Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers. Kilkenny. Rare Book and Collectors Sale. 828 lots
Zisska and Lacher. Munich. Books, Manuscripts, Prints. 1960 lots

Thu. May. 3rd
Swann Galleries. New York. Graphic Design. 254 lots
Christies. Paris. Comic Strips and Illustrations. 172 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Spring Asian Arts - Prints. 146 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Literature and Books. 511 lots
Sothebys. London. Collections - Prints, Books. 3 lots
Ader. PARIS. Posters May 68. 102 lots

Fri. May. 4th
Artcurial. Paris. the Universe of the Creator of TinTin. 110 lots
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. 75172 Pforzheim. Books, Graphics modern and ancient Arts, Antiques - parsed. 4428 lots

Sat. May. 5th
Artcurial. Paris. Comic Strips. 278 lots
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. The Big Book: The Original Working Manuscript of Alcoholics Anonymous. 1 lots
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. Animation and Disneyana. 554 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 160 lots

Sun. May. 6th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 4/1.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 4/8. 235 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 4/29.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Bonhams: Results from Fine Books and Manuscripts on March 9, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN. Autograph Manuscript sketch-leaf part of the score of the Scottish Songs, "Sunset" Op. 108 no 2. [Vienna, February 1818]. Inscribed by Alexander Wheelock Thayer. SOLD for $131,250
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> Violin belonging to Albert Einstein, presented to him by Oscar H. Steger, 1933. SOLD for $516,500
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> EINSTEIN, ALBERT. Autograph Letter Signed ("Papa") to his son Hans Albert, discussing his involvement with the atomic bomb, September 2, 1945. SOLD for $106,250
    <b>Bonhams: Results from Fine Books and Manuscripts on March 9, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> HAMILTON, ALEXANDER. Autograph Letter Signed, to Baron von Steuben, with extensive notes of Von Steuben's aide Benjamin Walker, June 12, 1780. SOLD for $16,250
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> NEWTON, ISAAC. Autograph Manuscript in Latin, being detailed instructions on making the philosopher's stone. 8 pp. 1790s. SOLD for $275,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> 1869 Inauguration Bible of President Ulysses S. Grant. SOLD for $118,750
  • <b>Archives International Auctions: U.S., Chinese & Worldwide Banknotes, Scripophily & Coins. May 23, 2018</b>
    <b>Archives International, May 23:</b> Chinese-American Bank of Commerce, 1920 "Harbin" Branch Issue Rarity. $5, P-S231s1, S/M#C271-3.5b, Specimen banknote. $25,000 to $35,000
    <b>Archives International, May 23:</b> Deutsch-Asiatische Bank, 1907 "Peking" Branch High Grade Rarity. 5 Taels, P-S280r S/M#T101-11b, Remainder Banknote. $17,000 to $22,000
    <b>Archives International, May 23:</b> Deutsch-Asiatische Bank, 1907, "Tsingtau" Branch Issue Rarity. $1, P-1a S/M#T101-40, Issued banknote. $8,000 to $16,000
    <b>Archives International Auctions: U.S., Chinese & Worldwide Banknotes, Scripophily & Coins. May 23, 2018</b>
    <b>Archives International, May 23:</b> Spanish American War - Three Per Cent Loan of 1898, $20 Bond. Issued and uncanceled. $6,000 to $10,000
    <b>Archives International, May 23:</b> Winnemucca, NV - $5 Ty. 1, The First NB of Winnemucca, Ch# 3575, Fr#1800-1. $3,000 to $5,000
    <b>Archives International, May 23:</b> National Banknote Assortment of Original 1st Charter, Plain Back and Date Back Issues. Lot of 6 notes, Includes Pennsylvania Nationals, First National Bank of Selins Grove, 1865, $1… $3,200 to $4,400
    <b>Archives International Auctions: U.S., Chinese & Worldwide Banknotes, Scripophily & Coins. May 23, 2018</b>
    <b>Archives International, May 23:</b> People's Bank of China, 1950 Issue Banknote. 50,000 Yuan, P-855 KYJ-C157a S/M#C282-, Issued banknote. $7,000 to $12,500
    <b>Archives International, May 23:</b> Pei-Yang Tientsin Bank, ND (ca.1910) Remainder Banknote. $3, P-S2527 S/M#P35-11. $5,000 to $7,000
    <b>Archives International, May 23:</b> Palestine Foundation Fund - Keren Hayesod Specimen Sacrifice Bond 1922. $1,000, Specimen Bond, "For the Up building of Palestine as a Homeland for the Jewish People". $1,500 to $2,500
  • <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>Swann Auction Galleries June 5:</b> Charles Addams, <i>Penguin Convention,</i> watercolor, cover for <i>The New Yorker,</i> 1977. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 5:</b> Ludwig Bemelmans, <i>Agreed! No whiskey anywhere is more deluxe than Walker's DeLuxe,</i> pen, ink & watercolor, 1957. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 5:</b> Charles Schulz, <i>Do you like Beethoven?,</i> pen & ink, 9-panel <i>Peanuts</i> comic, 1970. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 5:</b> Russell Tandy, <i>The Secret in the Old Attic,</i> watercolor & gouache, cover for <i>Nancy Drew,</i> 1944. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 5:</b> Arthur Rackham, <i>Danaë & the Infant Perseus,</i> watercolor, ink & wash, for Hawthorne's <i>A Wonder Book,</i> 1922. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 5:</b> Tom Lovell, <i>I believe in magic too,</i> oil on canvas, published in <i>Woman's Home Companion,</i> 1947. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 5:</b> Enoch Bolles, <i>With Love...,</i> watercolor & gouache, cover for <i>Wow!</i> magazine, 1931. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 5:</b><br>Rick Meyerowitz & Maira Kalman, <i>New Yorkistan,</i> pen, ink & watercolor sketch for a <i>New Yorker cover,</i> 2001. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 5:</b> Jessie Willcox Smith, <i>Touching,</i> watercolor for <i>The Five Senses</i> by Angela M. Keyes, 1911. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 5:</b> Edward Gorey, <i>ABA 75,</i> watercolor & ink, cover for <i>Publisher's Weekly,</i> 1975. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 5:</b> Aubrey Beardsley, <i>Shelter,</i> pen & ink, for <i>Bon-Mots,</i> 1892. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 5:</b> Tedd Arnold, <i>I think it was three days ago...,</i> colored pencil & watercolor, for <i>Parts,</i> 1996. $4,000 to $6,000.
  • <b>Sotheby’s Books & Manuscripts<br>Marcel Proust – Collection Marie-Claude Mante<br>Auction Paris 24 May 2018</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, May 24:</b> Marc Chagall. <i>Daphnis & Chloé</i>. Paris, Tériade, 1961. 42 original lithographs. One of the 10 copies for the collaborators. 80,000-120,000 €
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, May 24:</b> [Marcel Proust] — Gaston Gallimard. Very important letters to Marcel Proust. 1912-1922. 100,000-150,000 €
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, May 24:</b> JESUITS. <i>Relation de ce qui s’est passé en la Nouvelle France en 1635</i> […] 1672. Period calf binding. Very rare set of letters about life in the French territories among warring Indian tribes. 12,000-18,000 €
    <b>Sotheby’s Books & Manuscripts<br>Marcel Proust – Collection Marie-Claude Mante<br>Auction Paris 24 May 2018</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, May 24:</b> Gustave Flaubert. <i>Madame Bovary</i>. Paris, Michel Lévy Frères, 1857. One of the few deluxe copies, with inscription to Adolphe Gaïffe and a letter. 30,000-50,000 €
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, May 24:</b> A. von Humboldt. <i>Essai politique sur le Royaume de la Nouvelle Espagne.</i> Paris, 1811. Period binding. Complete with the large California/Mexico map. 10,000-15,000 €
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, May 24:</b> [Affaire Dreyfus] — Georges Clemenceau. <i>Démosthène</i>. Paris, Plon-Nourrit et Cie, 1926. Exceptional copy with an inscription to Mathieu Dreyfus, Alfred Dreyfus’ brother. 8,000-<br>12,000 €
    <b>Sotheby’s Books & Manuscripts<br>Marcel Proust – Collection Marie-Claude Mante<br>Auction Paris 24 May 2018</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, May 24:</b> Guillaume Apollinaire. <i>Les trois Don Juan</i>. 1914. Unpublished inscription to Madeleine Pagès and 2 original drawings. 25,000-35,000 €
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, May 24:</b> Marcel Duchamp. <i>L.H.O.O.Q. shaved</i>. [New York, 1965]. One of the 100 deluxe signed copies. With an autographed envelope. 15,000-20,000 €
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, May 24:</b> Francis Bacon — Michel Leiris. <i>Miroir de la tauromachie</i>. [Paris], Daniel Lelong, [1990]. With 4 signed lithographs. 40,000-60,000 €
    <b>Sotheby’s Books & Manuscripts<br>Marcel Proust – Collection Marie-Claude Mante<br>Auction Paris 24 May 2018</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, May 24:</b> Gilbert & George. <i>The Red Sculpture Album</i>. [Londres, Gilbert & George], 1975. One of the 100 existing copies, signed by both of the artists, comprised of 11 original photographs. 10,000-15,000 €
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, May 24:</b> Pablo Picasso — Honoré de Balzac. <i>Chef-d’œuvre inconnu</i>. Paris, Ambroise Vollard, 1931. One of the 65 deluxe copies on Japan paper, with an extra suite of the etchings. 35,000-<br>45,000 €
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, May 24:</b> Marcel Proust. <i>Les Sources sur Loir</i>. Ca 1907-1908. Handwritten manuscript. Rough draft of one of the more beautiful passages of Swann’s Way. 30,000-50,000 €