• <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Autograph Letters Signed to The Librettist Salvadore Cammarano, written between 1844 And 1851, the greater part unpublished and unrecorded.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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1 #1651 Bruun Rasmussen Prints December 19, 2016 December 22, 2016 83 61 73.49% EUR 1.04 25,467.00 27,265.00 38,825.00 29,016.25 30,176.90 74.74%
2 #121651 Heritage Auctions Comics - Internet bidstart 12/11 December 18, 2016 December 20, 2016 789 783 99.24% USD 1.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 218,050.39 218,050.39
3 #161651 Heritage Auctions Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 12/11 December 18, 2016 December 20, 2016 476 466 97.90% USD 1.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 46,464.29 46,464.29
4 #78337 Pierre Berge and Associes Library of an Amateur December 16, 2016 December 22, 2016 200 141 70.50% EUR 1.04 518,140.00 713,260.00 983,960.00 847,553.00 881,455.12 86.14%
5 #44049 De Baecque and Associes Post Cards December 16, 2016 December 22, 2016 322 142 44.10% EUR 1.04 8,995.00 10,840.00 24,580.00 11,642.28 12,108.00 47.36%
6 #2966T Skinner Judaica Online - Internet bidstart 12/7 December 15, 2016 December 22, 2016 40 33 82.50% USD 1.0 10,310.00 16,430.00 18,720.00 25,806.15 25,806.15 137.85%
7 #1146 Robert Siegel Galleries United States and Confederate States Postal History December 15, 2016 December 22, 2016 403 391 97.02% USD 1.0 266,475.30 368,502.00 386,502.00 483,897.00 483,897.00 125.20%
8 #133652 PIASA Photographs December 15, 2016 December 17, 2016 141 34 24.11% EUR 1.04 76,100.00 105,100.00 417,900.00 123,148.00 128,073.92 29.47%
9 #604 PBA Galleries Americana - Travel - Cartography December 15, 2016 December 21, 2016 559 402 71.91% USD 1.0 214,670.00 340,850.00 523,850.00 197,982.00 197,982.00 37.79%
10 #36239 Bloomsbury Auctions Fine and Important Books and Works on Paper December 15, 2016 December 17, 2016 516 333 64.53% GBP 1.23 298,550.00 417,850.00 584,540.00 626,930.00 777,393.20 107.25%
11 #42719 De Baecque and Associes Ancient and Modern Books - Autographs and Documents December 15, 2016 December 17, 2016 488 299 61.27% EUR 1.04 58,880.00 92,540.00 151,340.00 139,372.82 144,947.80 92.09%
12 #490 RR Auction Science and Technology - Internet bidstart 12/8 December 15, 2016 December 22, 2016 254 209 82.28% USD 1.0 183,800.00 277,900.00 314,700.00 229,722.17 229,722.17 73.00%
13 #4501 Forum Auctions in Italy Antiquarian and Rare Books December 14, 2016 December 21, 2016 90 90 100.00% EUR 1.04 19,670.00 39,220.00 39,220.00 18,407.80 19,144.10 46.93%
14 #121216 Holabird Kagin Americana Western Americana - Day 4 December 12, 2016 December 22, 2016 410 242 59.02% USD 1.0 40,465.00 83,885.00 153,065.00 40,696.10 40,696.10 26.59%
15 #79393 Pierre Berge and Associes Icons and Photographs from the 1960s-2000s December 12, 2016 December 22, 2016 116 34 29.31% EUR 1.04 71,500.00 94,000.00 322,000.00 108,385.00 112,720.40 33.66%
16 #121016 Holabird Kagin Americana Western Americana - Day 2 December 10, 2016 December 22, 2016 217 137 63.13% USD 1.0 27,940.00 55,945.00 115,195.00 22,878.75 22,878.75 19.86%
17 #120916 Holabird Kagin Americana Western Americana - Day 1 December 9, 2016 December 22, 2016 397 317 79.85% USD 1.0 54,470.00 102,180.00 130,504.00 49,231.00 49,231.00 37.72%
18 #2004 Forum Auctions The Library of the late David Harrison: 17th-19th Century Literature & the Arts December 8, 2016 December 21, 2016 163 163 100.00% GBP 1.23 45,220.00 63,630.00 63,630.00 62,550.00 77,562.00 98.30%
19 #1007 Forum Auctions Editions and Works on Paper December 5, 2016 December 21, 2016 140 79 56.43% GBP 1.23 330,400.00 478,200.00 1,279,500.00 517,437.50 641,622.50 40.44%
20 #271 Waverly Auctions BooksWaverly Rare Books Catalog Auction December 1, 2016 December 17, 2016 430 362 84.19% USD 1.0 79,270.00 124,355.00 165,885.00 123,780.00 123,780.00 74.62%
  • <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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