• <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
  • <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.
  • <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

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Rare Book Hub: 19 Auctions Archived, another 18 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 1 September 19 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 3 denominated in euros, 1 in Swedish krona, and 15 in US dollars.  Turnover was $3,585,725 as 5,718 lots were offered and 4,814 sold for an 84% success rate.   The pace leading into fall will soon pick up.

 

1 auction saw its total proceeds reach a million dollars.


Heritage Auctions
Americana and Political on August 18th: $1,290,578 


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

EldredsAsian Art - Books and Prints on August 25th: 134.20% 
Jacksons AuctionWorld Treasures Featuring a Variety of Exceptional Fine Art & Antiques From a Multitude of Worldwide on August 28th: 106.62% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsSummer Magic Auction on August 25th: 101.95% 


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

John McInnis AuctioneersThree Day Single Owner Auction on August 26th: 100.00% 
National Book AuctionsErle Stanley Gardner, Signed, Art History, etc. on August 18th: 100.00% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on August 25th: 99.39% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 8/19 on August 26th: 99.14% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 8/21 on August 28th: 97.16% 
Heritage AuctionsAmericana and Political on August 18th: 96.56% 
Jacksons AuctionWorld Treasures Featuring a Variety of Exceptional Fine Art & Antiques From a Multitude of Worldwide on August 28th: 94.44% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsSummer Magic Auction on August 25th: 93.60% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints, Photographs on August 28th: 93.02% 
Winter AssociatesPrints on August 27th: 89.47% 
Alaska AuctionOnline - Prints on August 22nd: 85.19% 
Kedem AuctionJudaica - Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters, Ceremonial Art on August 28th: 80.05% 
 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Winner's Auctions Ltd Kedushat Levi, Slavuta, 1798 - First Edition which was Printed during the Author's Lifetime. Rare on August 21st Actual price: USD $67,100.
  2. Heritage Auctions RMS Titanic: Pocket Watch Owned by One of the Unfortunate Passengers. on August 18th Actual price: USD $57,500.
  3. Kedem Auction Letter Handwritten and Signed by the Chatam Sofer – Pressburg, Tammuz 1839 on August 28th Actual price: USD $46,740.
  4. Heritage Auctions Revolutionary War: "Liberty Triumphant or the Downfall of Oppression" Prohibitively Rare Copper Engraved Cartoon Celebrating the Boston Tea Party. on August 18th Actual price: USD $37,500.
  5. University Archives The First Known Marilyn Monroe Signed Photo, Graded 10 by PSA DNA, Signed the Year She Transformed from Norma Jean to Marilyn Monroe! on August 22nd Actual price: USD $36,000.
  6. Heritage Auctions Henry Clay: A Spectacular Hand-Painted Banner from the 1844 Campaign. on August 18th Actual price: USD $35,000.
  7. University Archives Abraham Lincoln 1863 ALS: Only Months after Issuing the Emancipation Proclamation Allowing Freed Slaves to Enlist, Lincoln Recommends Rev. John Eaton, Jr. to the Freedmen&rsquo;s Inquiry Commission; Eaton had Successfully Overseen 30,000 Freedmen in Grant on August 22nd Actual price: USD $33,000.
  8. Heritage Auctions William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody's Wild West Show: "He-Nu-Kaw" Richly Colored Lithographed Poster Depicting "The Handsomest Indian Maiden in the World." on August 18th Actual price: USD $32,500.
  9. Kedem Auction Manuscript Handwritten by the Chatam Sofer – Sermons for Parashat Zachor and Purim – Sermon Ending with the Wishes: "Righteousness, Blessing, Compassion, Life and Peace for Us and the Entire Jewish People Amen" on August 28th Actual price: USD $29,520.
  10. Heritage Auctions Mexican-American War: South Carolina Palmetto Regiment Gold Medal with Ribbon. on August 18th Actual price: USD $27,500.
  11. Heritage Auctions George Washington: Portrait Dated 1791 After Gilbert Stuart. on August 18th Actual price: USD $27,500.
  12. Kedem Auction Large Leaf from a Responsa Notebook of Rabbi Akiva Eiger – Entirely in His Handwriting on August 28th Actual price: USD $27,060.
  13. Potter and Potter Auctions Thurston the Great Magician. Levitation–The Greatest Mystery of the Age. on August 25th Actual price: USD $22,800.
  14. Heritage Auctions Cox & Roosevelt: The "Holy Grail" Jugate Button for These 1920 Running Mates. on August 18th Actual price: USD $22,500.
  15. Heritage Auctions Lyndon B. Johnson: Signed Iconic Air Force One Swearing-In Photograph. on August 18th Actual price: USD $21,250.
  16. Kedem Auction Talmud Tractates Rosh Hashanah-Yuma – Volume the Chafetz Chaim Studied from – With Notes in His Handwriting on August 28th Actual price: USD $20,910.
  17. Kedem Auction Halachic Responsum Handwritten and Signed by Rebbe Yoel Teitelbaum of Satmar – Including the Letter Containing the Query Handwritten and Signed by Rebbe Yoel Moscowicz of Shotz on August 28th Actual price: USD $19,680.
  18. Potter and Potter Auctions Chicago Magic Roundtable 1946 Scrapbook. on August 25th Actual price: USD $19,200.
  19. Kedem Auction Tefilla L&#x27;Itot BaTzara – Czernowitz, 1848 – Rare Printing of an Order of Prayers and Segulah Against Epidemics – Found in the Collection of Rebbe Yisrael Ruzhin and Printed Following an Epidemic in Sadigura on August 28th Actual price: USD $18,450.
  20. University Archives Abraham Lincoln Blood Stained Large Shirt Fragment from the Night of his Assassination, with Superb Provenance on August 22nd Actual price: USD $18,000.
  21. Stockholms Auktionsverk COLLECTION OF FOUR RUSSIAN BATTLE PLATES OF THE GREAT NORTHERN WAR 1700-21. on June 19th Actual price: USD $17,518.
  22. Heritage Auctions William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody and Buffalo Bill's Wild West: The Iconic Nine-Color "White Eagle" Cody Poster. on August 18th Actual price: USD $17,500.
  23. Heritage Auctions William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody's Wild West & Congress of Rough Riders of the World Poster: A Possibly Unique Poster Depicting Cody Roping a Horse. on August 18th Actual price: USD $17,500.
  24. Kedem Auction Tikunei Shabbat Siddur, Nusach Sefard – Zhitomir, 1857 on August 28th Actual price: USD $15,990.
  25. Heritage Auctions William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody's Wild West and Congress of Rough Riders of the World: One of the Most Graphic French Tour Poster Designs. on August 18th Actual price: USD $15,000.


19 total sales reported this week:

Jacksons Auction. World Treasures Featuring a Variety of Exceptional Fine Art & Antiques From a Multitude of Worldwide on August 28th: 94.44%
Forum Auctions in Italy. Online Sale: A Bibliophile's Bibliographic Library - Part II on August 29th: 64.36%
Kedem Auction. Judaica - Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters, Ceremonial Art on August 28th: 80.05%
Winter Associates. Prints on August 27th: 89.47%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 8/21 on August 28th: 97.16%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints, Photographs on August 28th: 93.02%
Winner's Auctions Ltd. Eretz Israel and Zionism, Postcards and Photographs, Numismatics, Posters, Maps, Judaica, Holy books on August 21st: 62.66%
Stockholms Auktionsverk. Books, Maps and Manuscripts on June 19th: 62.84%
Alaska Auction. Online - Prints on August 22nd: 85.19%
Potter and Potter Auctions. Summer Magic Auction on August 25th: 93.60%
Purcell Auctioneers. August Antiques and Collectibles on August 22nd: 65.52%
Eldreds. Asian Art - Books and Prints on August 25th: 76.19%
PBA Galleries. Travel and Exploration - Cartography on August 23rd: 75.10%
University Archives. Incredible Selection of Autographed Documents, Manuscripts, Books & Relics - Internet bidstart 8/2 on August 22nd: 74.83%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 8/19 on August 26th: 99.14%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on August 25th: 99.39%
Heritage Auctions. Americana and Political on August 18th: 96.56%
National Book Auctions. Erle Stanley Gardner, Signed, Art History, etc. on August 18th: 100.00%
John McInnis Auctioneers. Three Day Single Owner Auction on August 26th: 100.00%

 

For the week ahead 18 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Sep. 3rd
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 88 lots

Tue. Sep. 4th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 8/28. 357 lots

Wed. Sep. 5th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Long Beach Expo Currency. 4059 lots
Moreshet Auctions. Jerusalem. Judaica: Books and Manuscripts. 212 lots

Thu. Sep. 6th
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper.
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Cape Town. Books - Internet Bidstart 8/30. 267 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Books. 607 lots
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . Books, Posters, etc..
Rossini. Paris. Online Sale: Prints - bidstart 7/18. 393 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Prints and Posters. 51 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Long Beach Expo Currency. 3046 lots

Fri. Sep. 7th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. KOSTER'S MOTOR BOOKSTORE. 1 lots

Sat. Sep. 8th
Aspire Auctions. Cleveland. September Sale: Prints - Internet bidstart 8/31.
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs. 37 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 174 lots

Sun. Sep. 9th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 8/12. 163 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 9/2.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 9/2.

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
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s New York<br>Fine Autograph Letters and Manuscripts from a Distinguished Private Collection: Part II<br>December 13, 2018</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec 13:</b> Sibelius, Jean. Autograph manuscript of “Spagnuolo” for piano, boldly signed “Jean Sibelius.” $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec 13:</b> Verdi, Giuseppe. Fourteen largely unpublished autograph letters signed to Alessandro Lanari, the “Napoleon of Impresarios.” $100,000 to $150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec 13:</b> Jefferson, Thomas. Autograph letter signed ("Th: Jefferson") to William Lee, Monticello, 26 August 1816. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec 13:</b> Whitman, Walt. Signed carte-de-visite photograph by Benjamin Gurney, 1875. $1,000 to $1,500
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec 13:</b> Wilde, Oscar. Autograph letter signed ("Oscar Wilde"). 8 pages on 2 bifolia of different sizes, with ink sketch on the first page. $25,000 to $30,000
  • <b>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
  • <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