• <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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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>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 €