• <b>Sotheby’s London: Fine Autograph Letters and Manuscripts from a Distinguished Private Collection. Part I: Music. 26 October 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s London Oct 26:</b> Beethoven, Ludwig van. Autograph Manuscript of the Canon "Ewig Dein" Woo 161, signed at the end ("...[Ewig] Dein...Freund Ludwig Van Beethowen"). Est. £120,000 to £150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London Oct 26:</b> Brahms, Johannes. Autograph Manuscript of the "Geistliches Wiegenlied", Op.91 No.2, for Contralto, Viola And Piano, the original version of 1864, signed and inscribed at the end by the composer. Est. £200,000 to £250,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London Oct 26:</b> Chopin, Frédéric. Autograph Manuscript of the Opening of the Étude Op.25 No.2, in A-Flat Major, signed and dated ("Paris Ce 28 Avril F. Chopin"). Est. £100,000 to £150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London: Fine Autograph Letters and Manuscripts from a Distinguished Private Collection. Part I: Music. 26 October 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s London Oct 26:</b> Haydn, Joseph. Autograph Letter Signed ("Jos Haydn[Paraph]"), to the Baden Choirmaster Anton Stoll, 30 July 1802. Est. £20,000 to £30,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London Oct 26:</b> Verdi, Giuseppe. Autograph Working Manuscript of a scene from Ernani. Est. £100,000 to £150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London Oct 26:</b> Verdi, Giuseppe. Highly Important Series of Thirty-Six Autograph Letters Signed to The Librettist Salvadore Cammarano, written between 1844 And 1851, the greater part unpublished and unrecorded. Est. £250,000 to £300,000
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  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14: 19th & 20th Century Literature</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b><br><i>The Centenary Edition of the Works of Ian Fleming</i>, one of 26 lettered sets, 18 volumes, London, 2008. $25,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> William Faulkner, <i>The Marble Faun</i>, first edition, signed & inscribed to Dorothy Wilcox by Faulkner & Phil Stone, Boston, 1924. $18,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Maurice Sendak, <i>Where the Wild Things Are</i>, first edition, signed & inscribed to William Archibald, New York, 1963. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14: 19th & 20th Century Literature</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Anne Frank, <i>Het Achterhuis</i>, first edition, in first state jacket, Amsterdam, 1947. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Roald Dahl, <i>Charlie and the Chocolate Factory</i>, first edition, signed, New York, 1964. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b><br>Ray Bradbury, <i>Fahrenheit 451</i>, first limited edition bound in Johns-Manville Quinterra, New York, 1953. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14: 19th & 20th Century Literature</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Benjamin Graham, <i>The Intelligent Investor</i>, first edition, in original dust jacket, New York, 1949. $4,500 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Anna Sewell, <i>Black Beauty</i>, first edition, inscribed, London, 1877. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Arthur Conan Doyle, <i>A Study in Scarlet</i>, first American edition, Philadelphia, 1890. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14: 19th & 20th Century Literature</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> James Fenimore Cooper, <i>The Last of the Mohicans</i>, first edition, two volumes, Philadelphia, 1826. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Amelia Earhart, <i>20 hrs. 40 mins. Our Flight in Friendship</i>, limited first edition, signed, New York, 1928. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Philip K. Dick, <i>World of Chance</i>, first edition, signed, London, 1956. $3,000 to $4,000.
  • <b>Sotheby’s New York: The Magnificent Botanical Library of D. F. Allen. October 26, 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Oct. 26:</b> Redouté, Pierre Joseph, and Claude Antoine Thory. <i>Les Roses</I>. Paris: Firmin Didot, 1817–1824. Est. $225,000 to $325,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Oct. 26:</b> Trew, Jakob Christoph. <i>Hortus Nitidissimis Omnen Per Annum Superbiens Floribus</i>… Nuremberg: Johann Joseph Fleischmann, 1750 [–1786]. Est. $200,000 to $300,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Oct. 26:</b> Trew, Christoph Jakob, and Benedict Christian Vogel. <i>Plantæ Selectæ</i>…[Nuremberg:] 1750–1773; Supplement, [Augsburg:] 1790 [–1792]. Est. $200,000 to $300,000
    <b>Sotheby’s New York: The Magnificent Botanical Library of D. F. Allen. October 26, 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Oct. 26:</b> Jacquin, Nikolaus Joseph von. <i>Plantarum Rariorum Horti Caesarei Schönbrunnensis Descriptiones Et Icones.</i>Vienna; London; Leiden, 1797–1804. Est. $180,000 to $250,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Oct. 26:</b> Weinmann, Johann Wilhelm. <i>Phytanthoza Iconographia; Sive Conspectus Aliquot Millium, Tam Indigenarum Quam Exoticarum</i>… Regensburg, 1735–1737–1745. Est. $120,000 to $180,000

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No Sale Number Auction House Sale Name Date of Auction Archived Date Total Lots Lots Sold % Lots Sold CURR Exch. Rate Low Est. Lots Sold High Est. Lots Sold High Est. All Lots Total Sales Total Sales In $ % Total Sales / High Est.
1 #16BP02 Doyle New York Rare Books, Autographs and Photographs November 22, 2016 November 24, 2016 602 529 87.87% USD 1.0 1,279,050.00 1,997,250.00 2,359,150.00 2,188,600.00 2,188,600.00 92.77%
2 #1647 Bruun Rasmussen Prints November 21, 2016 November 22, 2016 82 65 79.27% EUR 1.04 22,555.00 25,225.00 34,350.00 25,455.00 26,982.42 74.10%
3 #121647 Heritage Auctions Comics - Internet bidstart 11/13 November 20, 2016 November 21, 2016 762 761 99.87% USD 1.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 227,587.19 227,587.19
4 #112016 National Book Auctions 16th Century, Children's, Emblem November 20, 2016 November 25, 2016 318 315 99.06% USD 1.0 46,050.00 93,950.00 94,950.00 39,403.63 39,404.16 41.50%
5 #12700 Christies Comic Strips November 19, 2016 November 22, 2016 210 133 63.33% EUR 1.04 2,140,300.00 2,558,000.00 4,229,000.00 3,213,250.00 3,406,045.00 75.98%
6 #111916 Brunk Auctions Books, Prints November 19, 2016 November 25, 2016 33 29 87.88% USD 1.0 62,950.00 97,300.00 99,200.00 83,131.00 83,131.00 83.80%
7 #7132 Heritage Auctions Movie Posters November 19, 2016 November 21, 2016 918 896 97.60% USD 1.0 1,286,800.00 2,572,900.00 2,738,900.00 1,918,570.82 1,918,570.82 70.05%
8 #3107 Artcurial The World of Herge - Tintin's Creator November 19, 2016 November 25, 2016 118 79 66.95% EUR 1.04 2,066,700.00 3,530,300.00 3,860,200.00 3,322,443.00 3,521,789.58 86.07%
9 #77420 Neret Minet and Tessier Posters November 18, 2016 November 22, 2016 339 189 55.75% EUR 1.04 67,770.00 100,880.00 193,720.00 133,665.34 141,685.53 69.00%
10 #3055 Artcurial Comic Strips November 18, 2016 November 25, 2016 333 216 64.86% EUR 1.04 769,760.00 1,146,890.00 2,304,720.00 1,159,029.00 1,228,570.74 50.29%
11 #857 Eldreds Fall Americana and Paintings - Books, Prints November 18, 2016 November 22, 2016 93 54 58.06% USD 1.0 42,800.00 66,300.00 110,650.00 50,606.00 50,606.00 45.74%
12 #36236 Bloomsbury Auctions Books & Works on Paper, inc. Literature,Children’s & Illustrated Books November 18, 2016 November 22, 2016 326 222 68.10% GBP 1.23 66,065.00 95,940.00 160,460.00 105,368.00 131,710.00 65.67%
13 #111816 Cowans Auctions American History November 18, 2016 November 22, 2016 476 361 75.84% USD 1.0 455,100.00 701,800.00 932,950.00 740,428.00 740,428.00 79.36%
14 #2957T Skinner Studio Art online - Prints November 18, 2016 November 24, 2016 272 165 60.66% USD 1.0 77,190.00 115,435.00 197,925.00 82,086.00 82,086.00 41.47%
15 #133645 PIASA Editions : prints, illustrated books, multiples November 17, 2016 November 22, 2016 168 99 58.93% EUR 1.04 203,350.00 267,950.00 467,500.00 353,298.00 374,495.88 75.57%
16 #488 RR Auction Music and Entertainment - Internet bidstart 11/10 November 17, 2016 November 22, 2016 427 243 56.91% USD 1.0 310,302.00 450,600.00 839,400.00 406,500.76 406,500.76 48.43%
17 #64 Alexander Historical Auctions Asian Manuscripts, Propaganda & Antiques November 17, 2016 November 22, 2016 219 126 57.53% USD 1.0 45,310.00 65,510.00 144,820.00 71,332.65 71,332.65 49.26%
18 #7141 Heritage Auctions Comics November 17, 2016 November 21, 2016 1526 1524 99.87% USD 1.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 9,927,871.79 9,927,871.79
19 #344 Burgersdijk and Niermans Rare Books November 15, 2016 November 22, 2016 1283 1020 79.50% EUR 1.04 148,797.00 148,797.00 193,728.20 282,213.45 299,146.04 145.67%
20 #53 Kedem Auction Rare and Important Items November 15, 2016 November 23, 2016 166 137 82.53% USD 1.0 1,422,000.00 2,089,000.00 2,852,000.00 2,129,622.00 2,129,622.00 74.67%
21 #111116 John McInnis Auctioneers Americana - Books and Prints; War Memorabilia November 11, 2016 November 22, 2016 67 64 95.52% USD 1.0 12,080.00 21,065.00 21,895.00 12,299.25 12,299.25 56.17%
  • <b>Sotheby’s Paris: Books & Manuscripts. 30 October 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, Oct. 30:</b> MARCEL PROUST. Du côté de chez Swann. Grasset, 1913. First edition. One of 5 copies on Japan paper, inscribed by the author to Louis Brun. Est. €400,000 - 600,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, Oct. 30:</b> Saint-Exupéry. <i>25 Autograph Illustrated Letters to his Friend Charles Sallès</i>. Est. €30,000-50,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, Oct. 30:</b> French Revolution, 1793. Déclaration des droits de l’Homme. 2,55 x 1,30m. A monumental wallpaper poster of the 1793 version, with hand-colored highlights. Unique copy. Est. €100,000 - 150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, Oct. 30:</b> GIAMBATTISTA PIRANESI. <i>Vedute di Roma</i>, 1748-1775. 107 etchings. An exceptional copy, printed and bound before 1780. Est. €50,000 - 80,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, Oct. 30:</b> Picasso, Pablo -- Fernando de Rojas. LA CÉLESTINE. [PARIS, EDITIONS DE L'ATELIER CROMMELYNCK, 1971.] One of the 30 copies hors commerce (n° X). 66 original etchings by Picasso. Signed. Est. €30,000 - €35,000
  • <b>Results from Bonhams’ sale of <i>Fine Books & Manuscripts Featuring Exploration and Travel</i></b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Columbus. De Insulis nuper in mari Indico repertis. Basel, 1494. SOLD for $751,500
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Cook in Tahiti. [Playbill]. [Germany, c.1840.] SOLD for $6,250
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Aa, Pieter van der. Naaukeurige versameling der gedenk-waardigste zee en land-reysen. Leyden, 1706-8. SOLD for $35,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Dürer. Underweysung der messung [and two more]. Nuremberg, 1525-8. SOLD for $175,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Cortes, Hernan. A Pleito signed by Antonio de Mendoza in the case of Hernan Cortes. 1542. SOLD for $8750
    <b>Results from Bonhams’ <i>The Air and Space Sale</i></b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> Russian Kholod 5D67 HFL Rocket Engine. SOLD for $25,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> Neil Armstrong Apollo Era Training Glove. SOLD for $50,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> Full Scale Sputnik-1 EMC/EMI Lab Model. SOLD for $847,500
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> SOLRAD GREB Spy Satellite Engineering Dummy. SOLD for $10,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> Soviet LK-3 Lunar Lander Model. SOLD for $25,000
  • <b>19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy.</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Exodus 10:10 to 16:15. Complete Biblical scroll sheet in Hebrew, a Torah scroll panel. Middle East, ca. 10th or 11th century.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Copernicus Refuted. (Astronomy.). Scientific manuscript of a course of studies at Collège de la Trinité, Lyon. 1660s.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Israel’s War of Independence and the Early Days of the IDF. 58 photographs presented to Israel Ber, IDF officer and later convicted spy.
    <b>19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy.</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Early Unpublished Darwin letter on the races of man. Autograph Letter Signed [to Henry Denny]. Down, Kent, June 1, [1844].
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Classic Image of American Slavery. Kimball, M. H. <i>Emancipated Slaves</i>. New York: George Hanks, 1863.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> (Underground Railroad.) Scaggs, Isaac. Important Runaway Slave Poster: $500 Reward Ran away, or decoyed from the subscriber…
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