• <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
  • <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

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RBH: 34 Auctions Archived, 23 up this Week

For the week ended Saturday 5 May 2018 34 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 9 denominated in euros, 2 in British pounds, and 23 in US dollars.  Turnover was $18,612,475 as 11,947 lots were offered and 9,923 sold for an exceptional 83% success rate.  The buying spirits are alive in the rooms.

 

For the week ahead a fresh 23 auctions go under the hammer.

 

6 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 


ChristiesComic Strips and Illustrations on May 3rd: $3,003,000 
Heritage AuctionsCSNS Currency Signature Auction - session 2 on May 1st: $1,802,209 
Heritage AuctionsCSNS Currency Signature Auction - session 5 on May 1st: $1,666,206 
Heritage AuctionsCSNS Currency Signature Auction - session 4 on May 1st: $1,585,266 
BonhamsPrints and Multiples on May 1st: $1,449,935 
Kedem AuctionRare and Important Items on April 24th: $1,244,637


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

SothebysCollections - Prints, Books on May 3rd: 154.31% 
ALDEMaps and Plans - Travel on April 27th: 119.83% 
BonhamsPrints and Multiples on May 1st: 111.28% 
ChristiesComic Strips and Illustrations on May 3rd: 102.98% 


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

Forum Auctions in ItalyNo Reserve Online Sale: Antiquarian and Rare Books on May 3rd: 100.00% 
SothebysCollections - Prints, Books on May 3rd: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 4/22 on April 29th: 99.55% 
Heritage AuctionsCSNS Currency Signature Auction - session 5 on May 1st: 99.05% 
Heritage AuctionsCSNS Currency Signature Auction - session 6 on May 1st: 98.14% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 4/24 on May 1st: 97.71% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 4/1 on April 29th: 96.19% 
Heritage AuctionsCSNS Currency Signature Auction - session 3 on May 1st: 96.08% 
Heritage AuctionsCSNS Currency Signature Auction - session 8 on May 1st: 96.05% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 4/22 on April 29th: 95.21% 
Dirk Soulis AuctionsProperty from the William D. Hutsell Trust - Books, Prints on April 28th: 94.12% 
Heritage AuctionsCSNS Currency Signature Auction - session 4 on May 1st: 92.73% 
Heritage AuctionsCSNS Currency Signature Auction - session 7 on May 1st: 92.44% 
Heritage AuctionsCSNS World Currency Signature Auction - session 2 on April 30th: 91.52% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersFine Auction - Books and Prints on April 29th: 91.30% 
Heritage AuctionsCSNS Currency Signature Auction - session 2 on May 1st: 89.70% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on May 1st: 89.02% 
BonhamsPrints and Multiples on May 1st: 87.65% 
Neret Minet and TessierComics on April 27th: 86.36% 
Heritage AuctionsCSNS Currency Signature Auction - session 1 on May 1st: 83.23% 
Cowans AuctionsFine Books, Maps and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 4/19 on April 30th: 82.68% 
Kedem AuctionRare and Important Items on April 24th: 81.34% 
One Of Kind CollectiblesAutographs, Manuscripts and Sports Memorabilia on April 26th: 80.92% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Christies LE PETIT VINGTIÈME, 1939, Illustration originale, couverture du Petit Vingtième n° 25, du 22 juin 1939. on May 3rd Actual price: USD $729,000.
  2. Christies COKE EN STOCK (T.19), CASTERMAN 1958 on May 3rd Actual price: USD $210,000.
  3. Kedem Auction Holidays Machzor - High Holy Days, Pesach, Shavuot, Sukkot and Rosh Chodesh - Elaborate Miniature on a Single Sheet of Parchment Cut Into Circles - Unusual and Unique Hebrew Manuscript - Italy, 15th Century on April 24th Actual price: USD $209,100.
  4. Christies LUCKY LUKE, Illustration originale pour l’article Lucky Luke on May 3rd Actual price: USD $172,500.
  5. Kedem Auction Manuscript - Sefer HeChazon (HaChezyonot) by Rabbi Chaim Vital - Handwritten by Rebbe Natan of Breslov (Moharnat) - With His Request to Send a Copy as a Gift to the Ohev Yisrael of Apta - Discovery on April 24th Actual price: USD $159,900.
  6. Swann Galleries [LONDON TRANSPORT] - KEEPS LONDON GOING. 1938. on May 3rd Actual price: USD $149,000.
  7. Heritage Auctions Fr. 375 Serial Number One $20 1891 Treasury Note PCGS Very Fine 35. on May 1st Actual price: USD $114,000.
  8. Artcurial Livre d’heures en latin à l’usage deParis, manuscrit et enluminé sur vélin on April 26th Actual price: USD $106,964.
  9. Bonhams Growing #2, from Growing Suite on May 1st Actual price: USD $102,500.
  10. Artcurial Livre d’heures en latin à l’usage deRome, manuscrit et enluminé sur vélin on April 26th Actual price: USD $102,245.
  11. Heritage Auctions Fr. 362 Serial Number One Courtesy Autographed $5 1891 Treasury Note PCGS New 62. on May 1st Actual price: USD $102,000.
  12. Christies BLAKE ET MORTIMER, LES 3 FORMULES DU PROFESSEUR SATO (T.11), LE LOMBARD 1977 on May 3rd Actual price: USD $97,500.
  13. Bonhams The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, from The Apocalypse on May 1st Actual price: USD $95,000.
  14. ALDE Portulan de la Méditerranée. on April 27th Actual price: USD $90,750.
  15. Heritage Auctions Fr. 1217 $500 1922 Gold Certificate PCGS About New 53. on May 1st Actual price: USD $90,000.
  16. Heritage Auctions Fr. 810 $10 Serial Number One 1918 Federal Reserve Bank Note PCGS Very Choice New 64PPQ. on May 1st Actual price: USD $87,600.
  17. Heritage Auctions Fr. 341 $100 1880 Silver Certificate PMG Very Fine 30. on May 1st Actual price: USD $87,000.
  18. Heritage Auctions Fr. 167a $100 1863 Legal Tender PMG Choice Very Fine 35 Net. on May 1st Actual price: USD $78,000.
  19. Heritage Auctions Fr. 148 $50 1862 Legal Tender PCGS Very Fine 30. on May 1st Actual price: USD $78,000.
  20. Heritage Auctions Fr. 842a Serial Number One $5 1914 Red Seal Federal Reserve Note PCGS About New 53. on May 1st Actual price: USD $78,000.
  21. Bonhams Giant Panda, from Endangered Species on May 1st Actual price: USD $75,000.
  22. Kedem Auction Letter of Recommendation, Handwritten and Signed by the Chatam Sofer - with Blessings for a Good Year and "Health, Children and Livelihood" on April 24th Actual price: USD $73,800.
  23. Neret Minet and Tessier Paire de globes terrestre et céleste par CARYPieds tripodes en acajou, tables équatoriales avec les signes du zodiaque. on April 26th Actual price: USD $69,575.
  24. Galerie Bassenge Journal fondé et dirigé par Ch. Philipon. on April 17th Actual price: USD $66,974.
  25. Heritage Auctions Fr. 1890-G* $100 1929 Federal Reserve Bank Note. PMG Gem Uncirculated 65 EPQ. on May 1st Actual price: USD $66,000.

 


34 total sales reported this week:

PosterConnection Inc.. Posters on April 28th: 43.58%
One Of Kind Collectibles. Autographs, Manuscripts and Sports Memorabilia on April 26th: 80.92%
Neret Minet and Tessier. Comics on April 27th: 86.36%
Swann Galleries. Graphic Design on May 3rd: 64.57%
PBA Galleries. Fine Literature and Books on May 3rd: 75.15%
Christies. Comic Strips and Illustrations on May 3rd: 78.49%
Sothebys. Collections - Prints, Books on May 3rd: 100.00%
Forum Auctions in Italy. No Reserve Online Sale: Antiquarian and Rare Books on May 3rd: 100.00%
Cowans Auctions. Fine Books, Maps and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 4/19 on April 30th: 82.68%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 4/24 on May 1st: 97.71%
Bonhams. Prints and Multiples on May 1st: 87.65%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on May 1st: 89.02%
Heritage Auctions. CSNS Currency Signature Auction - session 2 on May 1st: 89.70%
Heritage Auctions. CSNS Currency Signature Auction - session 4 on May 1st: 92.73%
Heritage Auctions. CSNS Currency Signature Auction - session 3 on May 1st: 96.08%
Heritage Auctions. CSNS Currency Signature Auction - session 7 on May 1st: 92.44%
Heritage Auctions. CSNS Currency Signature Auction - session 1 on May 1st: 83.23%
Heritage Auctions. CSNS Currency Signature Auction - session 8 on May 1st: 96.05%
Heritage Auctions. CSNS Currency Signature Auction - session 6 on May 1st: 98.14%
Heritage Auctions. CSNS Currency Signature Auction - session 5 on May 1st: 99.05%
Galerie Bassenge. Valuable Books on April 17th: 52.06%
Kedem Auction. Rare and Important Items on April 24th: 81.34%
Heritage Auctions. CSNS World Currency Signature Auction - session 2 on April 30th: 91.52%
Heritage Auctions. CSNS World Currency Signature Auction - session 1 on April 26th: 77.87%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Fine Auction - Books and Prints on April 29th: 91.30%
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Property from the William D. Hutsell Trust - Books, Prints on April 28th: 94.12%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. East Anglian Sale, Part 1 - including Books and Maps on April 27th: 70.18%
Artcurial. Books and Manuscripts on April 26th: 56.59%
Neret Minet and Tessier. Marine and Travel - Books, Prints, Maps on April 26th: 52.31%
ALDE. Russian Art on April 27th: 46.84%
ALDE. Maps and Plans - Travel on April 27th: 65.65%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 4/22 on April 29th: 99.55%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 4/1 on April 29th: 96.19%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 4/22 on April 29th: 95.21%

 


For the week ahead 7 sales are scheduled:


Mon. May. 7th
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Americana, Railroad, Mining and More! Day 1. 510 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 74 lots
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Online Auction 13: Judaica – Books, Manuscripts, Letters, Objects. 545 lots

Tue. May. 8th
Burgersdijk and Niermans. Leiden. Rare Books - Day 1. 568 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Old Master Through Modern Prints. 527 lots
Winner's Auctions Ltd. Jerusalem. Eretz Israel and Zionism, Postcards and Photographs, Numismatics, Posters, Maps, Judaica, Holy books. 423 lots
Freemans. Philadelphia. MODERN & CONTEMPORARY ART INCLUDING FLASH: BRITISH PHOTOGRAPHY FROM THE COLLECTION OF JEFFREY M. KAP. 61 lots
University Archives. Westport. Fantastic Selection of Autographed Documents, Manuscripts, Photos, Books & Relics. 255 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Americana, Railroad, Mining and More! Day 2. 126 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 5/1. 438 lots

Wed. May. 9th
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 4/20. 1023 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Americana, Railroad, Mining and More! Day 3. 583 lots
Burgersdijk and Niermans. Leiden. Rare Books - Day 2. 590 lots
Jasper52. New York. Antique Civil War Books. 200 lots

Thu. May. 10th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics. 1692 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 141 lots
Aste Bolaffi. Turin. Poster. 119 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Americana, Railroad, Mining and More! Day 4. 753 lots

Fri. May. 11th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Space Exploration. 562 lots
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Lancaster. Books. 466 lots
Brunk Auctions. Asheville, NC . Premier Catalogue Auction - Prints, Books. 120 lots
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. Exposition Auction - Books and Prints. 19 lots

Sat. May. 12th
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs. 54 lots

Sun. May. 13th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 4/15. 215 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 5/6.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 5/6.

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>
  • <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>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>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