• <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
  • <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>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>

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Rare Book Hub: 37 Auctions Archived, Another 28 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 15 September 2018 37 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 9 denominated in euros, 5 in British pounds, and 23 in US dollars.  Turnover was $13,188,857 as 15,436 lots were offered and 12,269 sold as 79% of all lots changed hands.  We are into the season.

 

4 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Heritage AuctionsLong Beach Expo Currency on September 11th: $4,614,507 
Heritage AuctionsLong Beach Expo Currency on September 11th: $2,629,234 
ChristiesCollection Juan de Beistegui - prints on September 10th: $2,285,925 
Heritage AuctionsBooks on September 13th: $1,130,825 



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

Heritage AuctionsBooks on September 13th: 141.25% 
ChristiesCollection Juan de Beistegui - prints on September 10th: 122.14% 
Audap and MirabaudClassic Sale - Books, Prints, Autographs on September 12th: 111.68% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Modern Literature and Illustrated Books on September 6th: 107.05% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsFine Books and Manuscripts - Dominic's 30th Anniversary Sale on September 12th: 100.39% 


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

Audap and MirabaudClassic Sale - Books, Prints, Autographs on September 12th: 100.00% 
Over & Above Online Auction and Estate Sales, LLCBOOKS! MAPS! and MORE! ….. LIVE and Online Auction! on August 29th: 100.00% 
ChristiesCollection Juan de Beistegui - prints on September 10th: 100.00% 
National Book AuctionsBooks and Ephemera – Hendrik Andersen, Signed, Limited, etc. on September 2nd: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 9/2 on September 9th: 98.74% 
Alaska AuctionPrints and Posters on September 6th: 98.04% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 9/2 on September 9th: 97.14% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on September 8th: 96.00% 
Heritage AuctionsBooks on September 13th: 95.61% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 9/4 on September 11th: 95.54% 
Aspire AuctionsSeptember Sale: Prints - Internet bidstart 8/31 on September 8th: 94.32% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 8/12 on September 9th: 93.25% 
North American Auction CompanyEarly Frontier, Western & Firearms Auction on August 25th: 92.11% 
Heritage AuctionsLong Beach Expo Currency on September 11th: 91.48% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Modern Literature and Illustrated Books on September 6th: 88.46% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsFine Books and Manuscripts - Dominic's 30th Anniversary Sale on September 12th: 87.15% 
Heritage AuctionsLong Beach Expo Currency on September 11th: 85.59%  

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Christies [Manuscrits et dessins originaux de la Real Expedición Anticuaria] on September 10th Actual price: USD $509,820.
  2. Christies Views in Mexico. on September 10th Actual price: USD $259,260.
  3. Christies Recueil d'épreuves de son Raccolta di varie stampe a Chiaroscuro, tratte dai disegni originali di Francesco Mazzuola, detto il Parmigianino e d'altri insigni autori on September 10th Actual price: USD $210,250.
  4. Christies [Los Caprichos. on September 10th Actual price: USD $174,000.
  5. Christies Antiquities of Mexico: comprising facsimiles of ancient Mexican paintings and hieroglyphics... on September 10th Actual price: USD $130,500.
  6. Christies Los Desastres de la Guerra. on September 10th Actual price: USD $123,250.
  7. Christies Figures de différents caractères de paysage et d'études, dessinées d'après nature...gravées à l'eau-forte par les plus habiles peintres et graveurs du temps. on September 10th Actual price: USD $123,250.
  8. Christies Traité des arbres et arbustes que l'on cultive en France en pleine terre. on September 10th Actual price: USD $116,000.
  9. Christies Les Roses, décrites et classées selon leur ordre naturel par Claude-Antoine Thory. on September 10th Actual price: USD $116,000.
  10. Heritage Auctions Foochow and the River Min. A Series of Photographs. on September 13th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  11. Heritage Auctions [Oiseaux brillans du Brésil. on September 13th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  12. RR Auction Abraham Lincoln Signed Photo on September 12th Actual price: USD $93,050.
  13. Heritage Auctions The Federalist: A Collection of Essays. Written in Favour of the New Constitution, as Agreed Upon by the Federal Convention, September 17, 1787. on September 13th Actual price: USD $87,500.
  14. Christies Views of Ancient Monuments in central America, Chiapas and Yucatan. on September 10th Actual price: USD $75,400.
  15. Christies The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt, & Nuvia. on September 10th Actual price: USD $72,500.
  16. Heritage Auctions Rochester, NY - $50 1902 Red Seal Fr. 665 The NB of Rochester Ch. # (E)8026 on September 11th Actual price: USD $66,000.
  17. Heritage Auctions San Diego, CA - $20 1882 Brown Back Fr. 494 The Consolidated NB Ch. # 3056 on September 11th Actual price: USD $60,000.
  18. Heritage Auctions San Diego, CA - $10 1902 Red Seal Fr. 613 The NB of Commerce Ch. # (P)6869 on September 11th Actual price: USD $54,000.
  19. Heritage Auctions Australia Commonwealth of Australia £100 ND (1924) Pick 9b R69a. on September 11th Actual price: USD $43,200.
  20. Heritage Auctions Australia Commonwealth of Australia £20 ND (1918) Pick 7b R65a. on September 11th Actual price: USD $42,000.
  21. Heritage Auctions San Diego, CA - $5 1882 Brown Back Fr. 467 The First NB Ch. # 3050 on September 11th Actual price: USD $42,000.
  22. Heritage Auctions A Complete Run of Every Sherlock Holmes Story Published in The Strand Magazine. on September 13th Actual price: USD $41,250.
  23. Heritage Auctions San Diego, CA - $5 1902 Date Back Fr. 596 The United States NB Ch. # (P)10391 on September 11th Actual price: USD $40,800.
  24. Christies Voyage à Athènes et à Constantinople, ou Collection de portraits, vues et costumes grecs et ottomans. on September 10th Actual price: USD $40,600.
  25. Christies Voyage pittoresque ou description des royaumes de Naples et de Sicile. on September 10th Actual price: USD $40,600.


4 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Heritage Auctions. Long Beach Expo Currency on September 11th: $4,614,507
Heritage Auctions. Long Beach Expo Currency on September 11th: $2,629,234
Christies. Collection Juan de Beistegui - prints on September 10th: $2,285,925
Heritage Auctions. Books on September 13th: $1,130,825



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

Heritage Auctions. Books on September 13th: 141.25%
Christies. Collection Juan de Beistegui - prints on September 10th: 122.14%
Audap and Mirabaud. Classic Sale - Books, Prints, Autographs on September 12th: 111.68%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Modern Literature and Illustrated Books on September 6th: 107.05%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Fine Books and Manuscripts - Dominic's 30th Anniversary Sale on September 12th: 100.39%


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

Audap and Mirabaud. Classic Sale - Books, Prints, Autographs on September 12th: 100.00%
Over & Above Online Auction and Estate Sales, LLC. BOOKS! MAPS! and MORE! ….. LIVE and Online Auction! on August 29th: 100.00%
Christies. Collection Juan de Beistegui - prints on September 10th: 100.00%
National Book Auctions. Books and Ephemera – Hendrik Andersen, Signed, Limited, etc. on September 2nd: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 9/2 on September 9th: 98.74%
Alaska Auction. Prints and Posters on September 6th: 98.04%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 9/2 on September 9th: 97.14%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on September 8th: 96.00%
Heritage Auctions. Books on September 13th: 95.61%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 9/4 on September 11th: 95.54%
Aspire Auctions. September Sale: Prints - Internet bidstart 8/31 on September 8th: 94.32%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 8/12 on September 9th: 93.25%
North American Auction Company. Early Frontier, Western & Firearms Auction on August 25th: 92.11%
Heritage Auctions. Long Beach Expo Currency on September 11th: 91.48%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Modern Literature and Illustrated Books on September 6th: 88.46%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Fine Books and Manuscripts - Dominic's 30th Anniversary Sale on September 12th: 87.15%
Heritage Auctions. Long Beach Expo Currency on September 11th: 85.59%


37 total sales reported this week:

Audap and Mirabaud. Classic Sale - Books, Prints, Autographs on September 12th: 100.00%
Alaska Auction. Prints and Posters on September 6th: 98.04%
North American Auction Company. Early Frontier, Western & Firearms Auction on August 25th: 92.11%
RR Auction. Fine Autographs and Artifacts; Featuring Royalty - bidstart 8/17 on September 12th: 67.68%
Over & Above Online Auction and Estate Sales, LLC. BOOKS! MAPS! and MORE! ….. LIVE and Online Auction! on August 29th: 100.00%
Trafford Books. Books on August 29th: 78.54%
James D Julia Auctioneers. Fine Art, Asian and Antiques on August 30th: 65.00%
Heritage Auctions. Books on September 13th: 95.61%
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Books - Internet Bidstart 8/30 on September 6th: 32.39%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Americana and Collectibles - Day 3 on August 26th: 61.60%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Americana and Collectibles - Day 2 on August 25th: 60.00%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Americana and Collectibles - Day 1 on August 24th: 45.83%
Aspire Auctions. September Sale: Prints - Internet bidstart 8/31 on September 8th: 94.32%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on September 11th: 74.71%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Fine Books and Manuscripts - Dominic's 30th Anniversary Sale on September 12th: 87.15%
Michaans Auctions. Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs on September 8th: 48.65%
Sothebys. Irish Art - Prints on September 11th: 50.00%
Christies. Collection Juan de Beistegui - prints on September 10th: 100.00%
National Book Auctions. Books and Ephemera – Hendrik Andersen, Signed, Limited, etc. on September 2nd: 100.00%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Photographs and Photobooks on September 12th: 37.30%
Rossini. Online Auction - Prints and Lithographs - Online bidstart 2/2 on February 12th: 3.03%
Rossini. Online Sale: Lithographs, Photos, Works on Paper - Online bidstart 1/25 on February 8th: 15.65%
Rossini. Sale including Prints and Lithographs - Online bidstart 10/20 on November 8th: 26.00%
Rossini. Art Objects - Fine Prints on September 11th: 21.05%
Rossini. Online Sale: Prints - bidstart 7/18 on September 6th: 21.88%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Modern Literature and Illustrated Books on September 6th: 88.46%
PBA Galleries. Fine Books on September 6th: 77.59%
Moreshet Auctions. Judaica: Books and Manuscripts on September 5th: 56.60%
Bruun Rasmussen. KOSTER'S MOTOR BOOKSTORE on September 7th: 0.00%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on September 4th: 79.55%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 9/2 on September 9th: 97.14%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 9/4 on September 11th: 95.54%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on September 8th: 96.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 9/2 on September 9th: 98.74%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 8/12 on September 9th: 93.25%
Heritage Auctions. Long Beach Expo Currency on September 11th: 85.59%
Heritage Auctions. Long Beach Expo Currency on September 11th: 91.48%

 

For the week ahead 28 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Sep. 17th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 72 lots

Tue. Sep. 18th
Sothebys. London. Made in Britain. 81 lots
Sothebys. London. The Erwin Tomash Library of Computing. 944 lots
Il Ponte. Milan. Interior Decoration - Prints and Photographs. 107 lots
PIASA. Paris. Photographs by Casimir Zagourski Heart of Africa Pierre Loos Collection.

Wed. Sep. 19th
Audap and Mirabaud. PARIS. Historical Souvenirs - Prints and Manuscripts. 37 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Online only - Books, Prints. 7 lots
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Prints. 32 lots

Thu. Sep. 20th
Swann Galleries. New York. 19th and 20th Century Prints and Drawings. 601 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 148 lots
Christies. London - King Street. Prints and Multiples. 186 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Ted Watkins Collection of Books and Manuscripts. 309 lots
Ader. PARIS. Books and Photographs. 289 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Remarkable Rarities - bidstart 9/13. 54 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. 1909-11 T206 PSA Set Registry Catalog Auction. 520 lots

Fri. Sep. 21st
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Ornithology - including Books. 111 lots
Skinner. Boston. Fine Prints and Multiples; Photographs. 167 lots
Venator and Hanstein. Köln . Books, Prints and Drawings, Autographs. 567 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Antiques and Accessories - Books and Prints. 73 lots
Venator and Hanstein. Köln . MASTERPIECES OF GRAPHICS OF FIVE CENTURIES. 88 lots

Sat. Sep. 22nd
Venator and Hanstein. Köln . Modern and Contemporary Prints, Modern Books. 446 lots
Heritage Auctions. Chicago. The Art of Ronald McDonald and Friends - The Setmakers Collection. 358 lots
North American Auction Company. Bozeman. September Auction: Books, Prints. 87 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 166 lots

Sun. Sep. 23rd
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 9/16.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 9/16.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 8/26. 216 lots
Carlsen Gallery. Greenville, NY. Anniversary Sale - Books, Prints, Photographs.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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>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