• <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. November 29, 2018</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 29:</b> Buffon (G.L.M.L., Comte de). <i>Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux,</i> 10 vol., large paper copy, 973 hand-coloured engraved plates drawn and engraved by Franz Nicolaus Martinet, Paris, 1770-86. £70,000 to 90,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 29:</b> Bible (English). The Holy Bible, first edition of the King James Bible, the Great 'He' Bible, [Robert Barker], 1611. £30,000 to 40,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 29:</b> Marlborough (John Churchill, 1st Duke of).- [Parker (Robert, army officer)] <i>[Memoirs of the remarkable military transactions from the year 1688 to 1718],</i> ?autograph manuscript, 300pp., [c. 1718]. £20,000 to 30,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. November 29, 2018</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 29:</b> France.- Paris.- Turgot (Michel Etienne). <i>Plan de Paris,</i> engraved maps, contemporary red morocco, gilt, Paris, 1739. £10,000 to 15,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 29:</b> Mongolia.- Pallas (Peter Simon). <i>Sammlungen Historischer Nachrichten uber die Mongolischen Volkerschaften,</i> first edition, complete with 31 plates, St. Petersburg, 1776-1801. £10,000 to 15,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 29:</b> Brant (Sebastian). <i>Stultifera Navis... The Ship of Fooles, wherein is shewed the folly of all States...,</i> large woodcut title and numerous woodcuts in the text, [London], [John Cawood], 1570. £8,000 to 12,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. November 29, 2018</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 29:</b> Aldus.- Boccaccio (Giovanni). <i>Il Decamerone,</i> Venice, House of Aldus & Andrea Torresani, 1522. £8,000 to 12,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 29:</b> Wallace (Alfred Russel). 77pp. of Autograph letters (and 1 postcard) to various people, 1894-1904, on various palaeontological, geological and natural history matters. £8,000 to 12,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 29:</b> DNA.- Watson (James D.) and Francis Crick, <i>Molecular Structure of Nucleic Acids: A Structure for Deoxyribose Nucleic Acid,</i> 1953 [and others]. £5,000 to 7,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. November 29, 2018</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 29:</b> Optics.- Molyneux (William). <i>Dioptrica nova. A Treatise of Dioptricks, in Two Parts,</i> first edition, for Benj. Tooke, 1692. £5,000 to 7,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 29:</b> Economics.- Mississippi & South Sea Bubbles.- <i>Het Groote Tafereel der Dwaasheid,</i> 74 engraved plates and 3 maps, Amsterdam, 1720. £4,000 to 6,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 29:</b> Asia.- Clouet (Jean Baptiste Louis). <i>Carte D'Asie Divisée en ses Principaux Etats,</i> engraved map with hand-colouring, on wooden rollers, 1782. £3,000 to 5,000
  • <b>Christie’s Paris, Nov 20:</b> GAZA, Theodorus. <i>Introductivae grammatices libriquatuor.</i> Venice: Aldus Manutius, 25 December 1495. €40,000 to 50,000
    <b>Christie’s Paris, Nov 20:</b> MACHIAVELLI, Niccolo. <i>Historie di Nicolo Machiavegli cittadino, et segretario fiorentino</i>... Rome: Antonio Blado, 25 March 1532. €15,000 to 20,000
    <b>Christie’s Paris, Nov 20:</b> BELLMER, Hans -- ELUARD, Paul. <i>Les Jeux de la Poupée. Illustrés de textes par Paul Eluard.</i> Paris : les Editions Premieres, 1949. €30,000 to 40,000
    <b>Christie’s Paris, Nov 20:</b> [BONNARD, Pierre] - VERLAINE, Paul. <i>Parallèlement.</i> Paris : Imprimerie nationale & Ambroise Vollard, 1900. €30,000 to 40,000
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 6:</b> Maria Louise Kirk, 4 pen, ink, watercolor & gouache illustrations for <i>Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,</i> 1904. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 6:</b> H.A. Rey, <i>“Do You Want To Get Across?”</i> colored pencil, charcoal & watercolor, 1939. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 6:</b> Norman Rockwell, <i>The Pharmacist,</i> study for cover of <i>The Saturday Evening Post,</i> 1939. $70,000 to $100,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 6:</b> Sir William Russell Flint, illustration for Homer’s <i>Odyssey,</i> gouache & watercolor, 1914. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 6:</b> Ludwig Bemelmans, <i>“And everyone was in his bed,"</i> gouache, watercolor & ink on board, 1961. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 6:</b> Charles M. Shulz, <i>Woodstock is Searching for His Identity,</i> original pen & ink 4-panel <i>Peanuts</i> comic strip, 1972. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 6:</b> Eric Carle, <i>The Very Hungry Caterpillar,</i> painted collage, 1990. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 6:</b> Jerry Pinkney, <i>The Lion & The Mouse,</i> watercolor & graphite, illustration for <i>School Library Journal,</i> 2009. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 6:</b> Maurice Sendak, watercolor & graphite illustration for <i>Little Bear's New Friend,</i> 2001. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 6:</b> Peter Arno, <i>Circus Tricks,</i> ink, wash & watercolor, cover illustration for <i>The New Yorker,</i> 1964. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 6:</b> Garry Trudeau, Doonesbury: <i>“Is Rufus Ready for his Lesson?”,</i> watercolor, pen & ink, circa 1970s. $6,000 to $9,000.

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Rare Book Hub: 33 Auctions Archived, another 28 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 20 October 2018 33 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 13 denominated in euros, 2 in British pounds, and 18 in US dollars.  Turnover was $15,779,733 as 16,280 lots were offered and 11,476 sold for a slim 70% success rate. Concerns in the United Kingdom over BREXIT and in the United States the recent stock market decline may auger that the linkage between economic uncertainty and auction outcomes is increasingly closely linked.  But it’s too early to say with any certainty whether a pattern will develop.

 

6 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

James D Julia AuctioneersAutomobilia and Petroliana on October 8th: $1,919,128 
RR AuctionSpace and Aviation - Internet bidstart 10/11 on October 18th: $1,791,914 
Heritage AuctionsIllustration Art on October 12th: $1,739,406 
Swann GalleriesArtists and Amateurs: Photographs and Photobooks on October 18th: $1,628,890 
Kiefer Buch und KunstauktionenRare Books on October 6th: $1,460,818 
Arenberg AuctionsBooks on October 13th: $1,346,050 



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

SothebysThe Collection of Renand-Chapet on October 18th: 258.72% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Art and Architecture Around the World on October 17th: 223.76% 
Swann GalleriesEarly Printed, Medical, Scientific and Travel Books on October 16th: 160.25% 
Arenberg AuctionsBooks on October 13th: 121.90% 
ALDELibrary of an Amateur - Modern Illustrated Books and Bindings on October 17th: 117.22% 
Purcell AuctioneersAutumn Book Sale on October 17th: 104.88% 
Marc van de Wiele AuctionsDocuments, Books and Manuscripts on October 6th: 104.37% 
Galerie BassengeManuscripts, Incunables, Theology, Paper Antiquities on October 16th: 104.14% 
SothebysGallison Hall: The James F. Scott Collection on October 15th: 103.42% 
RR AuctionSpace and Aviation - Internet bidstart 10/11 on October 18th: 101.74% 
James D Julia AuctioneersO'Connor's Americana Collection on September 26th: 101.44% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys NOTES ON THE STATE OF VIRGINIA; WRITTEN IN THE YEAR 1781, SOMEWHAT CORRECTED AND ENLARGED IN THE WINTER OF 1782, FOR THE USE OF A FOREIGNER OF DISTINCTION, IN ANSWER TO CERTAIN QUERIES PROPOSED BY HIM. [PARIS: FOR THE AUTHOR BY PHILIPPE-DENIS PIERRES,] 17 on October 15th Actual price: USD $300,000.
  2. Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen Opisanie Sviashchenneishago Koronovaniia ikh Imperatorskikh ... (kyrill., = Beschreibung der Krönung Ihrer Kaiserlichen Majestäten, ….). on October 6th Actual price: USD $222,720.
  3. Heritage Auctions Untitled Acrylic on canvas 48 x 40 in. Signed lower left , on October 12th Actual price: USD $162,500.
  4. Arenberg Auctions French songbook titled “Recueil des plus beaux airs de ce temps. 1620”, illuminated on vellum and silk. on October 13th Actual price: USD $137,750.
  5. Heritage Auctions Untitled, on October 12th Actual price: USD $137,500.
  6. Galerie Bassenge Geographicae Ennarationis, Libri Octo. on October 16th Actual price: USD $127,305.
  7. Swann Galleries Vu d'atelier [The artist's studio]. on October 18th Actual price: USD $125,000.
  8. Sothebys Christ Returning from the Temple with His Parents (B., Holl. 60; New Holl. 276; H. 278) on October 18th Actual price: USD $115,000.
  9. Swann Galleries Reysen und Wanderschafften durch das Gelobte Land. on October 16th Actual price: USD $106,250.
  10. Swann Galleries Portfolio entitled Roy DeCarava. on October 18th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  11. Heritage Auctions Trick or Treat, Playboy interior illustration on October 12th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  12. James D Julia Auctioneers Francis Pfister's Folding Map From of the Hudon River Corridor, Complete with Map Case, Circa 1758. on September 26th Actual price: USD $84,000.
  13. Heritage Auctions Broadway Showgirl, 1928 Watercolor and pencil on board 24.25 x 18.5 in. (sight) on October 12th Actual price: USD $81,250.
  14. Arenberg Auctions Theatrum orbis terrarum. on October 13th Actual price: USD $75,400.
  15. Sothebys HISTORY OF THE EXPEDITION UNDER THE COMMAND OF CAPTAINS LEWIS AND CLARK, TO THE SOURCES OF THE MISSOURI, THENCE ACROSS THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS AND DOWN TO RIVER COLUMBIA AND THE PACIFIC OCEAN, PERFORMED IN THE YEARS 1804–5–6. BY ORDER OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE on October 15th Actual price: USD $75,000.
  16. RR Auction Dave Scott's Flown Apollo 15 CSM Lunar Landmark Maps Book on October 18th Actual price: USD $74,182.
  17. Heritage Auctions I Never Go Out with Married Men, So Won't You Please Come In on October 12th Actual price: USD $68,750.
  18. James D Julia Auctioneers Outstanding Red Hat Royal 400 Gasoline Porcelain Sign with Red Hat Graphic. on October 8th Actual price: USD $66,000.
  19. James D Julia Auctioneers Roger?s Rangers 1757 Commission and Two Powder Horns of Ranger Charles Bulkeley, Purchased Directly From His Descendants. on September 26th Actual price: USD $58,425.
  20. Swann Galleries Suite of 25 lively photographs depicting intimate studies of women; handsome couples and families; gorgeous dancers; revealing snapshots of kids; … on October 18th Actual price: USD $55,000.
  21. Swann Galleries Navegación Especulativa, y Práctica, con la Explicación de algunos Instrumentos, que están mas en Uso en los Navegantes [etc.]. on October 16th Actual price: USD $55,000.
  22. Arenberg Auctions Itinerario, Voyage ofte Schipvaert [...] naer Oost ofte Portugaels Indien, inhoudende een corte beschrijvinghe der selver Landen ende Zee-custen [...]. [And] Beschrijvinghe van de gantsche custe van Guinea, Manicongo, Angola, Monomotapa, ende tegenover de on October 13th Actual price: USD $52,200.
  23. Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen Los desastres de la guerra. Coleccion de ochenta láminas inventadas y grabadas al agua fuerte. Lfg. 1-5 u.7 (v. 8). on October 6th Actual price: USD $50,112.
  24. Swann Galleries The Walk to Paradise Garden. on October 18th Actual price: USD $47,500.
  25. Swann Galleries Fables Choisies, mises en Vers. on October 16th Actual price: USD $45,000.



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

Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Art and Architecture Around the World on October 17th: 100.00%
Sothebys. The Collection of Renand-Chapet on October 18th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 10/7 on October 14th: 99.86%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 10/9 on October 16th: 98.61%
Heritage Auctions. Ed Asner Family Center Fundraiser Internet Comic Art -Online bidstart 10/3 on October 17th: 98.53%
James D Julia Auctioneers. O'Connor's Americana Collection on September 26th: 98.46%
Sothebys. Gallison Hall: The James F. Scott Collection on October 15th: 96.97%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 9/16 on October 14th: 96.92%
Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers. Chatsworth Fine Art Sale - Prints on October 10th: 96.67%
James D Julia Auctioneers. Automobilia and Petroliana on October 8th: 96.54%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on October 13th: 95.91%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 10/7 on October 14th: 94.84%
Swann Galleries. Early Printed, Medical, Scientific and Travel Books on October 16th: 94.57%
Heritage Auctions. Illustration Art on October 12th: 88.44%
PBA Galleries. Fine Literature & Poetry on October 18th: 80.47%
Marc van de Wiele Auctions. Documents, Books and Manuscripts on October 6th: 80.02%


33 total sales reported this week:

Swann Galleries. Artists and Amateurs: Photographs and Photobooks on October 18th: 65.28%
RR Auction. Space and Aviation - Internet bidstart 10/11 on October 18th: 70.89%
Binoche et Giquello. Photographs by Josef Sudek on October 18th: 69.72%
PBA Galleries. Fine Literature & Poetry on October 18th: 80.47%
Sothebys. The Collection of Renand-Chapet on October 18th: 100.00%
Marc van de Wiele Auctions. Documents, Books and Manuscripts on October 6th: 80.02%
Galerie Bassenge. Manuscripts, Incunables, Theology, Paper Antiquities on October 16th: 57.24%
Galerie Bassenge. Literature, Children's Books on October 16th: 48.90%
Galerie Bassenge. Miscellanea on October 16th: 48.40%
Galerie Bassenge. Geography on October 16th: 51.81%
Heritage Auctions. Ed Asner Family Center Fundraiser Internet Comic Art -Online bidstart 10/3 on October 17th: 98.53%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 10/9 on October 16th: 98.61%
ALDE. Library of an Amateur - Modern Illustrated Books and Bindings on October 17th: 69.42%
Sothebys. The Midas Touch - John Keats Book on October 17th: 0.00%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Art and Architecture Around the World on October 17th: 100.00%
Michaans Auctions. Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs on October 13th: 55.56%
Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers. Chatsworth Fine Art Sale - Prints on October 10th: 96.67%
Purcell Auctioneers. Autumn Book Sale on October 17th: 78.73%
Swann Galleries. Early Printed, Medical, Scientific and Travel Books on October 16th: 94.57%
James D Julia Auctioneers. O'Connor's Americana Collection on September 26th: 98.46%
James D Julia Auctioneers. Automobilia and Petroliana on October 8th: 96.54%
Arenberg Auctions. Books on October 13th: 73.68%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on October 16th: 78.41%
Sothebys. Gallison Hall: The James F. Scott Collection on October 15th: 96.97%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 9/16 on October 14th: 96.92%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on October 13th: 95.91%
Clars Auction Gallery. Fine Art - Prints on October 14th: 76.19%
Clars Auction Gallery. Fine Art - Prints on October 13th: 73.61%
Heritage Auctions. Photographs on October 12th: 67.21%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 10/7 on October 14th: 94.84%
Heritage Auctions. Illustration Art on October 12th: 88.44%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 10/7 on October 14th: 99.86%
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. Rare Books on October 6th: 50.06%


For the week ahead 28 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Oct. 22nd
Doyle New York. New York. Prints and Multiples. 254 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 67 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Cornucopia of Collectibles- 2018 October Auction - session 5. 677 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Jan Mogensen Illustrations. 28 lots

Tue. Oct. 23rd
Bonhams. Los Angeles. Prints and Multiples. 217 lots
Christies. New York. Prints. 361 lots
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Auction of Ancient and Contemporary Books from the Collection of a Bibliophile. 259 lots
Ader. PARIS. Letters and Manuscripts. 451 lots
Il Ponte. Milan. Old Master Drawings and Engravings. 42 lots
Robert Siegel Galleries. New York. The John Birkinbine II Collection of Arizona and New Mexico Postal History. 217 lots

Wed. Oct. 24th
Bonhams. Edinburgh. The Sporting Sale. 152 lots
James D Julia Auctioneers. Fairfield. Dolph Gotelli, Holiday Auction. 162 lots
Robert Siegel Galleries. New York. The Kilbourne Collection of CSA Stamps and Postal History, Part 2. 429 lots

Thu. Oct. 25th
Swann Galleries. New York. Rare and important Travel Posters. 232 lots
ALDE. Paris. Antiquarian and 19th Century Books. 369 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 200 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Historical Manuscripts. 303 lots

Fri. Oct. 26th
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. East Anglian Sale, Part 2 - including Books and Maps. 102 lots
Skinner. Marlborough. Discovery - Interiors online - Bidstart 10/17.

Sat. Oct. 27th
North American Auction Company. Bozeman. Early American Indian and Western Auction. 102 lots
Leland Little Auctions. Hillsborough, NC. October Gallery Sale - Books, Prints.
Northeast Auctions. Portsmouth. The Dingman Collection - Prints and Books.
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper.

Sun. Oct. 28th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 10/21.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 10/21.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 9/30. 305 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. The Feeling Good Collection, Part II Currency Auction - online bidstart 9/30. 303 lots
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Lee's Summit . Antique Railroadiana, The Collection of Phil and Beverly Birks.

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RBH and AE

  • <b>Christie’s London, 28 November:</b><br>The first edition, in the original wrappers, of the first part of Pushkin’s masterpiece – ‘a bibliographical rarity of the highest order’ (Smirnov-Sokol’skii). £25,000 to £35,000
    <b>Christie’s London, 28 November:</b><br>The very rare first edition of Gogol’s first masterpiece and his first obtainable book. £50,000 to £70,000
    <b>Christie’s London, 28 November:</b><br>The first edition of Dostoevsky's <i>Brat'ia Karamazovy</i> (1830) in a superb contemporary cloth presentation binding. £22,000 to £30,000
    <b>Christie’s London, 28 November:</b><br>The first edition of the first version of the opening of <i>War and Peace,</i> with the original paper covers. £15,000 to £20,000
    <b>Christie’s London, 28 November:</b><br>An early corrected typescript of Akhmatova's <i>Poema bez geroia</i> (July 1946) £20,000 to £30,000
    <b>Christie’s London, 28 November:</b><br>A presentation copy of the first edition of <i>Kamen</i> (1913) inscribed by Mandel'shtam to his early mentor the poet Viacheslav Ivanov. £60,000 to £90,000
    <b>Christie’s London, 28 November:</b><br>Rare autograph correspondence from Vladislav Khodasevich, including a manuscript of his long poem 'Sorrento Photographs' (1921). £10,000 to £15,000
    <b>Christie’s London, 28 November:</b><br>An important letter from Marina Tsvetaeva to the poet Nikolai Tikhonov (1935) in which she challenges Pasternak and his views on poetry. £12,000 to £18,000
  • <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>Sotheby’s Paris: Livres et Manuscrits. November 21, 2018</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, Nov, 21:</b> ANDRÉ BRETON, <i>La Lampe dans l’horloge.</i> Paris, Robert Marin, 1948. Binding by Rose Adler, dated 1959. €15,000 to €20,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, Nov, 21:</b> ARTHUR RIMBAUD, <i>Une Saison en enfer.</i> Bruxelles, Alliance typographique, 1873. Binding by Rose Adler. €25,000 to €35,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, Nov, 21:</b> TRISTAN TZARA, <i>La Bonne heure.</i> Paris, Raymond Jacquet 1955. Binding by Rose Adler, dated 1958. €8,000 to €12,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris: Livres et Manuscrits. November 21, 2018</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, Nov, 21:</b> PIERRE REVERDY, <i>La Lucarne ovale.</i> Paris, 1916. Binding by Rose Adler, dated 1949. €20,000 to €30,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, Nov, 21:</b> RENÉ CHAR, PABLO PICASSO, <i>Le Marteau sans maître and Moulin Premier.</i> 1927-1935. Paris, José Corti, 1945. Binding by Rose Adler, dated 1947. €20,000 to €30,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, Nov, 21:</b> MARCEL PROUST, Friendly correspondence to the count Louis Gautier-Vignal. 1914-1921. €20,000 to €30,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris: Livres et Manuscrits. November 21, 2018</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, Nov, 21:</b> JEAN COCTEAU, Portrait of the Baron de Charlus, circa 1921-1923. Original drawing signed. €7,000 to €10,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, Nov, 21:</b> PAUL ÉLUARD, JOAN MIRÓ, <i>À toute épreuve.</i> Genève, Gérald Cramer, 1958. First illustrated edition. €15,000 to €25,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, Nov, 21:</b> PAUL VERLAINE, PIERRE BONNARD, <i>Parallèlement.</i> Paris, Imprimerie nationale, Ambroise Vollard, 1900. €15,000 to €25,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, Nov, 21:</b> GUILLAUME APOLLINAIRE, ANDRÉ DERAIN, <i>L’Enchanteur pourrissant.</i> Paris, Henry Kahnweiler, 1909. €30,000 to €50,000
  • <b>Ketterer Kunst Hamburg, Rare Books Auction on November 26th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 26:</b><br>H. Schedel, <i>Buch der Chroniken,</i> 1493. Est: € 120,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 26:</b> Latin and Book of Hours, around 1500. Est: € 50,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 26:</b> Biblia latina, Koberger printing 1493. Est: € 4,000
    <b>Ketterer Kunst Hamburg, Rare Books Auction on November 26th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 26:</b><br>P. de Medina, <i>Libro de grandezas,</i> 1549. Est: € 6,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 26:</b><br>C. J. Trew, <i>Plantae selectae,</i> 1750-73. Est: € 28,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 26:</b><br>A. de Laborde, <i>Voyage pittoresque,</i> 1806-20. Est: € 8,000
    <b>Ketterer Kunst Hamburg, Rare Books Auction on November 26th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 26:</b><br>G. Klimt, <i>Eine Nachlese,</i> 1931.<br>Est: € 10,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 26:</b><br>W. Kandinsky, <i>Klänge,</i> 1913.<br>Est: € 20,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 26:</b><br>F. Léger, <i>Les illuminations,</i> 1949.<br>Est: € 2,000
    <b>Ketterer Kunst Hamburg, Rare Books Auction on November 26th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 26:</b> Master binding by E. Maylander, 1945. Est: € 1,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 26:</b> Master binding by G. Cretté, 1934. Est: € 6,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 26:</b><br>S. Dalí, <i>Après 50 ans des surréalisme,</i> 1974. Est: € 8,000
  • <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>
  • <b>Chiswick Auctions: Rare Books and Works on Paper, including Judaica. November 28, 2018</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Nov 28:</b> Huttich (Johann) & Grynaeus (Simon). <i>Novus orbis regionum ac insularum veteribus …</i> FIRST EDITION, large woodcut folding map, text illustrations, folio, 1532. £8,000 to 12,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Nov 28:</b> Warhol (Andy) and Frankfurt (Suzie). <i>Wild Raspberries,</i> ONE OF FEWER THAN 100 COPIES, PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed by Warhol in pencil, 1959. £10,000 to 12,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Nov 28:</b> Meulen (Adam Frans, van der). Collection of Hunting, Genre and Battle Scenes, 27 copper-engraved views, folio, Paris [c. 1685]. £8,000 to 12,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions: Rare Books and Works on Paper, including Judaica. November 28, 2018</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Nov 28:</b> Tyndale's Bible.- Bible, English. <i> [The Newe Testament yet once agayne Corrected by Willyam Tindale],</i> many woodcut text illustrations and initials, 1536. £8,000 to 10,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Nov 28:</b> Jacobson (Ruth Taylor, artist). <i>Messiah's Feast,</i> original stained glass panel, image approx. 1020 x 615 mm., [c.1990]. £8,000 to 10,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Nov 28:</b> Wallerstein-Braun (Gitl, sculptor-photographer). 'Jeremiah', original bronze of the Jewish prophet, approx. 210 x 470 (at base) mm., [c. 2010]. £6,000 to 8,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions: Rare Books and Works on Paper, including Judaica. November 28, 2018</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Nov 28:</b> Kadishman (Menashe, artist). <i>Goats Head,</i> original acrylic on canvas painting, [Israel], 2002. £2,000 to 3,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Nov 28:</b> Wyllie (W. L.) & Brewer (H. W.). <i>Bird's Eye View of London as seen from a balloon,</i> hand-coloured wood engraving, image 870 x 1100 mm., 1884. £1,800 to 2,200
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Nov 28:</b> Stained glass window of Jewish interest.- Pilkington glass stained glass window from a demolished synagogue, approx. 580 x 1430 mm. [c.1950]. £1,500 to 2,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions: Rare Books and Works on Paper, including Judaica. November 28, 2018</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Nov 28:</b> Auerbach (Tauba, artist). <i>[2,3],</i> #129 of 1000 copies, with card numbered and signed by the artist/author, 6 vol., one cut-out pop-up figure in each volume, different coloured boards. £1,500 to 2,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Nov 28:</b> Costumes. <i>Costumi di Roma e dei Contorni,</i> engraved vignette title and 30 plates, Santarello, Rome, 1846; and 3 others (4). £1,000 to 1,500
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Nov 28:</b> Morris (William). <i>The Well at the World’s End,</i> one of 350 copies, The Kelmscott Press, 1896. £800 to 1,200