• <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>Shapero Rare Books:</b> Fine Illustrated Books. 50 illustrated works across a range of subjects.
    <b>Shapero Rare Books:</b> Present Perfect. Books & works on paper including Literature, Children’s & Illustrated, Sports & Pastimes, Modern Prints and more.
    <b>Shapero Rare Books:</b> The House of Romanov, marking the centenary of the tragic demise of the Romanov dynasty.
    <b>Shapero Rare Books:</b> CHAGALL & GOGOL. Les âmes mortes, 1948. Chagall’s first major illustrated book.
    <b>Shapero Rare Books:</b> GUSTAV KLIMT, eine nachlese, 1931. An important early monograph on Klimt.
    <b>Shapero Rare Books:</b> ELLIOT. Birds of North America, 1866. One of 200 2 vols sets, folio.
    <b>Shapero Rare Books:</b> PURCHAS. His Pilgrimes/Pilgrimage, 1625-26. 5 vols. Probably the greatest collection of voyages ever published.
    <b>Shapero Rare Books:</b> HUXLEY. Brave New World, 1932. Exceptionally fine first edition.
    <b>Shapero Rare Books:</b> KELMSCOTT PRESS. Poems of Shakespeare, one of 500, publisher’s vellum.
    <b>Shapero Rare Books:</b> LEROUX. Phantom of the Opera, 1911. First UK edition in fine S&S binding.
    <b>Shapero Rare Books:</b> INDIANA, Robert. The American Dream, one of 30 AP copies, 30 screen prints.
    <b>Shapero Rare Books:</b> BENOIS. Tsarskoe Selo during the Reign of Elizaveta Petrovna, St Petersburg, 1910. Deluxe issue.
    <b>Shapero Rare Books:</b> CORONATION ALBUM. Description du sacre et du couronnement de leurs Majestés Impériales, 1883. One of 200.
    <b>Shapero Rare Books:</b> IMPERIAL FAMILY. Signed original photograph of Tsar Nicholas II’s 4 daughters.
    <b>Shapero Rare Books:</b> Souvenir du Couronnement de Leurs Majestés Imperiales a Moscou, 1896.
  • <b>Forum Auctions: Private Press, Illustrated Books and Modern First Editions. January 30, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan 30:</b> Wilde (Oscar). <i>The Sphinx,</i> one of only 25 large paper copies, illustrations and original pictorial vellum, 1894. £10,000 to £15,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan 30:</b> King (Jessie Marion, 1875-1949). The Lament, pen and black ink on vellum. £10,000 to £15,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan 30:</b> Leger (Fernand). <i>Cirque,</i> one of 300 copies, Paris, Teriade, 1950. £10,000 to £15,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Private Press, Illustrated Books and Modern First Editions. January 30, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan 30:</b> Picasso (Pablo).- Reverdy (Pierre). <i>Sable Mouvant,</i> one of 255 copies signed by the artist, Paris, Louis Broder, 1966. £8,000 to £12,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan 30:</b> Joyce (James). <i>Ulysses,</i> one of only 250 copies signed by both the author and artist, 6 etchings by Matisse, New York, Limited Editions Club, 1935. £6,000 to £8,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan 30:</b> Golden Cockerel Press.- <i>Four Gospels of the Lord Jesus Christ (The),</i> one of 500 copies, wood-engravings by Eric Gill, Laurence Hodson's copy, 1931. £5,000 to £7,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Private Press, Illustrated Books and Modern First Editions. January 30, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan 30:</b> Camus (Albert). <i>The Stranger,</i> first American edition, signed presentation inscription from the author, New York, 1946. £5,000 to £7,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan 30:</b> Greenhill (Elizabeth, binder).- Flint (Sir William Russell). <i>In Pursuit: An Autobiography,</i> limited edition signed by Francis Russell Flint, 1969. £4,000 to £6,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan 30:</b> Cranach Press.- Shakespeare (William). <i>The Tragedie of Hamlet Prince of Denmarke,</i> one of 300 copies, Janet Leeper's copy signed by Edward Gordon Craig, 1930. £4,000 to £6,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Private Press, Illustrated Books and Modern First Editions. January 30, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan 30:</b> Gray (John). <i>Silverpoints,</i> first edition, one of 25 large paper copies, initials and original vellum bidning designed by Charles Ricketts, 1893. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan 30:</b> Kelmscott Press.- Design for the frontispiece to 'A Dream of John Ball', pen & black ink over pencil and heightened with Chinese white, 1892. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan 30:</b> Crowder (Henry). <i>Henry Music…</i> Poems by Nancy Cunard, Richard Aldington, Walter Lowenfels…, first and only edition, one of 100 copies signed by Crowder and additionally inscribed by him, 1930. £1,500 to £2,000
  • <b>Bunch Auctions: Rare Books & Fine Prints. January 22, 2019</b>
    <b>Bunch Auctions, Jan 22:</b> Dickens, Charles. <i>A Tale of Two Cities,</i> first edition with inclusions. $18,000 to $26,000
    <b>Bunch Auctions, Jan 22:</b> John James Audubon. A la poupee color engraving on paper "Stanley Hawk." $6,000 to $12,000
    <b>Bunch Auctions, Jan 22:</b> [FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE] Dickens, Charles. <i>Oliver Twist</i>, London, 1838. 3 vols. $8,000 to $10,000
    <b>Bunch Auctions: Rare Books & Fine Prints. January 22, 2019</b>
    <b>Bunch Auctions, Jan 22:</b> Land indenture between William Penn and Thomas Gell, dated October 12, 1681, wherein Gell purchased 500 acres Pennsylvania farmland; signed by Penn. $4,000 to $6,000
    <b>Bunch Auctions, Jan 22:</b> Thomas Hart Benton, lithograph on paper "The Woodpile", pencil signed, original AAA certificate. $1,500 to $2,500
    <b>Bunch Auctions, Jan 22:</b> Helen Dryden, <i>Vogue</i> cover design lithograph completed in hand watercolor, proof design for September 1922 issue. $600 to $800
    <b>Bunch Auctions: Rare Books & Fine Prints. January 22, 2019</b>
    <b>Bunch Auctions, Jan 22:</b> Fisher, John D. <i>Description of the Distinct, Confluent, and Inoculated Small Pox, Varioloid Disease, Cow Pox, and Chicken Pox,</i> Boston, 1829. $600 to $800
    <b>Bunch Auctions, Jan 22:</b> [Rare Dust Jacket] Crane, Stephen. <i>The Red Badge of Courage,</i> NY, 1896. $500 to $700
    <b>Bunch Auctions, Jan 22:</b> after Amedeo Modigliani (Italian, 1884-1920), chromolithograph on paper "Lunia Czechowska", signed in plate, artist's proof (A/P). $200 to $400
    <b>Bunch Auctions, Jan 22:</b> Samuel Arlent Edwards, color mezzotint on paper "A Visit to the Boarding School", pencil signed. $100 to $200

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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.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Case Antiques: Historic Winter Fine Art and Antiques Auction.<br>January 26, 2019</b>
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan 26:</b> Archive of five items related to John Singleton Mosby, the Confederate “Gray Ghost,” including 3 ALS and 2 colored lithographs. $2,800 to $3,200
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan 26:</b> Defoe, Daniel. Double Fore-Edge Painted Robinson Crusoe, 2 Vols., 1820. $800 to $1,000
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan 26:</b> McCarthy, Cormac. <i>Blood Meridian or the Evening Redness in the West.</i> First edition, 1985. $1,000 to $1,200
    <b>Case Antiques: Historic Winter Fine Art and Antiques Auction.<br>January 26, 2019</b>
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan 26:</b> Chagall, Marc. “Le Bouquet Rouge,” limited edition color lithograph. October, 1969. $10,000 to $12,000
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan 26:</b> Stern, Bert. Marilyn Monroe’s “Last Sitting” for <i>Vogue,</i> signed photograph and two books. $1,800 to $2,200
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan 26:</b> Five single fore-edge painted Bibles. $1,000 to $1,200
    <b>Case Antiques: Historic Winter Fine Art and Antiques Auction.<br>January 26, 2019</b>
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan 26:</b> Sander, August. “Painter Brockmann” and “Courtyard Musicians” gelatin silver prints. $2,000 to $2,400
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan 26:</b> after Sheng Mou, Qing Dynasty scroll, landscape painting, ink and color on silk, signature of Wang Hui (Chinese, 1632-1717). $1,800 to $2,200
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan 26:</b> Russell, J. Map of Kentucky, London, 1794, showing Tennessee as a SW Territory. $1,200 to $1,800
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Jan 29:</b> Leonard Baskin, <i>Diptera: A Book of Flies & Other Insects,</i> Gehenna Press, 1983. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Jan 29:</b> Georg Heym, <i>Umbra Vitae,</i> illustrated by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, first edition, Munich, 1924. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Jan 29:</b> Edgar Allan Poe, <i>The Raven,</i> special copy for illustrator Alan James Robinson, first book from Cheloniidae Press, 1980. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Jan 29:</b><br>W.B. Yeats, <i>Poems,</i> illustrated by Richard Diebenkorn, accompanied by a suite of 6 etchings, 1990. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Jan 29:</b> Georges Rouault, <i>Cirque de l’Étoile Filante,</i> Paris, 1938. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Jan 29:</b> François-Louis Schmied, <i>Le Cantique des Cantiques,</i> Paris, 1925. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Jan 29:</b> Frank Lloyd Wright, <i>Ausgeführte Bauten und Entwürfe,</i> Berlin, Ernst Wasmuth, 1910. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Jan 29:</b> Hans Bellmer & Georges Hugnet, <i>Oeillades ciselées en branch,</i> Paris, 1939. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Jan 29:</b> Wassily Kandinsky, <i>Klänge,</i> first edition, Munich, 1913. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Jan 29:</b> Charles Dickens, <i>The Nonesuch Dickens,</i> limited edition, 1937-38. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Jan 29:</b> Rudyard Kipling, <i>Le Livre de la Jungle,</i> plates by Paul Jouve, engraved by F.L. Schmied, Paris, 1919. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Jan 29:</b> Georges Lepape, <i>Les Choses de Paul Poiret,</i> Paris, 1911. $3,500 to $5,000.
  • <b>Bonhams: The Medical & Scientific Library of W. Bruce Fye. New York, March 11, 2019</b>
    <b>Bonhams NY, Mar 11:</b> VESALIUS, ANDREAS. 1514-1564. <i>De humani corporis fabrica libri septem.</i> Basel: Johannes Oporinus, June 1543. $300,000 to $500,000
    <b>Bonhams NY, Mar 11:</b> HARVEY, WILLIAM. 1578-1657. <i>De motu cordis & sanguinis in animalibus Anatomica Exercitatio.</i> Leiden: Joannis Maire, 1639. $25,000 to $35,000
    <b>Bonhams NY, Mar 11:</b> BERENGARIO DA CARPI, GIACOMO. 1460-1530. <i>Isagogae breves perlucide ac uberrimae in Anatomiam humani corporis.</i> Bologna: Benedictus Hectoris, 15 July 1523. $15,000 to $25,000
    <b>Bonhams NY, Mar 11:</b> FRANKLIN, BENJAMIN. 1706-1790. <i>Experiments and Observations on Electricity, made at Philadelphia in America…</i> London, 1769. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Bonhams NY, Mar 11:</b> BENIVIENI, ANTONIO. 1443-1502. <i>De abditis nonnullis ac mirandis morborum et sanationum causis.</i>Florence: Filippo Giunta, 1507. $8,000 to $12,000
  • <b>Il Ponte Casa d’Aste: Books and Manuscripts. January 22, 2019</b>
    <b>Il Ponte Casa d’Aste, Jan 22:</b> [MAGGIOLO, Vesconte] <i>Carta nautica manoscritta, bottega di Vesconte Maggiolo.</i> Italy, c.1550. Previously unknown extraordinary portolan chart. €50,000 to 80,000
    <b>Il Ponte Casa d’Aste, Jan 22:</b><br>LA PÉROUSE, Jean-François. <i>Voyage de la Pérouse autour du monde.</i> Paris: L'Imprimerie de la République, 1797. €6,000 to 9,000
    <b>Il Ponte Casa d’Aste, Jan 22:</b> PEREA Y ROJAS, Daniel. The preparatory watercolours to the renown album <i>A Los Toros.</i> €4,000 to 6,000
    <b>Il Ponte Casa d’Aste: Books and Manuscripts. January 22, 2019</b>
    <b>Il Ponte Casa d’Aste, Jan 22:</b> MELA, Pomponio. <i>Cosmographia, sive De situ orbis.</i> Venice, 1478 [Bound with] DIONISIO il Periegeta. <i> De situ orbis…</i> Venice, 1478. €6,000 to 9,000
    <b>Il Ponte Casa d’Aste, Jan 22:</b> DE FELICE, Fortunato Bartolomeo. <i>Encyclopedie, ou dictionnaire universel raisonne des connoissances humaines.</i> Yverdon, 1770-1780. €4,000 to 6,000
    <b>Il Ponte Casa d’Aste, Jan 22:</b> VECELLIO, Cesare. <i>De gli habiti antichi et moderni di diverse parti del mondo.</i> Venice: Damian Zenaro, 1590. €3,000 to 5,000
    <b>Il Ponte Casa d’Aste: Books and Manuscripts. January 22, 2019</b>
    <b>Il Ponte Casa d’Aste, Jan 22:</b> FALDA, Giovanni Battista; SPECCHI, Alessandro. <i>Il nuovo teatro delle fabriche…</i> [bound with] <i>ll quarto libro del nuovo teatro delli palazzi in prospettiva di Roma moderna.</i> 1665-1699. €4,000 to 6,000
    <b>Il Ponte Casa d’Aste, Jan 22:</b> FALDA Giovan Battista. <i>Le fontane di Roma nelle piazze e luoghi pubblici della citta - Le fontane delle ville di Frascati nel Tusculano…</i> Rome, [1691]. €2,000 to 3,000
    <b>Il Ponte Casa d’Aste, Jan 22:</b> FERRERIO, Pietro & Giovanni Battista FALDA. <i> Palazzi di Roma de piu celebri architetti disegnati… [1655 – 1677]. €2,500 to 3,000
    <b>Il Ponte Casa d’Aste: Books and Manuscripts. January 22, 2019</b>
    <b>Il Ponte Casa d’Aste, Jan 22:</b> VON JACQUIN, Joseph Franz. <i>Eclogae graminum rariorum.</i> Vienna: Strauss Sommer, 1813-1844. €2,000 to 3,000
    <b>Il Ponte Casa d’Aste, Jan 22:</b> Prayer book according to the synagogical Ashkenazy rite in an elegant and precious silver binding. €3,000 to 5,000
    <b>Il Ponte Casa d’Aste, Jan 22:</b> BOCCACCIO, Giovanni. <i>Ameto.</i> Venice: Nicolo Zoppino, 1524. €3,000 to 5,000
  • <b>Potter & Potter Auctions: Fine Books & Manuscripts. February 2, 2018</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, Feb. 2:</b><br>Lot 230: Charles Bukowski. <i>South of No North.</i> Los Angeles, 1973. First edition. Signed. $1,500 to $2,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, Feb. 2:</b><br>Lot 244: Aldous Huxley. <i>Brave New World.</i> Garden City, 1932. First American edition. Signed. $2,500 to $3,500
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, Feb. 2:</b><br>Lot 10: Frank Lloyd Wright. “Fallingwater Side Elevation” Original Blueprint. $1,500 to $2,500
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions: Fine Books & Manuscripts. February 2, 2018</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, Feb. 2:</b><br>Lot 169: <i>Chicago’s Progress: A Review of the World’s Fair City.</i> Chicago: Bishop Publishing, (1933). $150 to $250
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, Feb. 2:</b><br>Lot 299: [Tanguy, Yves] Benjamin Peret. <i>Dormir dans Les Pierres.</i> Paris: Editions Surrealistes, 1927. $2,500 to $3,500
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, Feb. 2:</b><br>Lot 276: Jean Hans Arp. <i>Arp: Eleven Configurations.</i> Zurich, 1945. $1,200 to $1,500
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions: Fine Books & Manuscripts. February 2, 2018</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, Feb. 2:</b><br>Lot 235: Joseph Conrad. <i>Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard.</i> New York: 1904. First edition. $800 to $1,200
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, Feb. 2:</b><br>Lot 290: Umberto Brunelleschi. Louys, Pierre. <i>Les Aventures du Roi Pausole.</i> Paris: 1930. $1,200 to $1,500
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, Feb. 2:</b><br>Lot 700: X-Men No. 94. Marvel Comics, 1975. CGC 9.0. $800 to $1,200
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions: Fine Books & Manuscripts. February 2, 2018</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, Feb. 2:</b><br>Lot 540: Travers, P.L. <i>Mary Poppins</i> [and] <i>Mary Poppins Comes Back.</i> Signed. New York: 1936. $1,000 to $1,500
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, Feb. 2:</b><br>Lot 576: Mickey Mouse. 17 Big Little Books. 1930s-40s. $300 to $500
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, Feb. 2:</b><br>Lot 429: Paracelsus. <i>Medicina Diastatica or Sympathecall Mumie.</i> London: 1653. $800 to $1,200
  • <b>Sotheby’s NY, Jan 24:</b> Kingsborough, Edward King. <i>Antiquities of Mexico: Comprising Facsimiles of Ancient Mexican Paintings and Hieroglyphics…</i> London, 1831-1848. $80,000 to $120,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Jan 24:</b> Paul Revere. <i>The Bloody Massacre perpetrated In King-Street Boston on March 5th 1770 by a party of the 29th Reg. Boston, 1770.</i> $150,000 to $200,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Jan 24:</b> Battle of the Alamo. <i>Suplemento al Diario del Gobierno de la Republica Mexicana.</i> (Núm. 326. Tom. IV.). Mexico City: Imprenta del Aguila, Dirigida por José Ximeno, 1836. $6,000 to $8,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Jan 24:</b> The Declaration of Independence. The first book-form printing of the Declaration of Independence. $300,000 to $500,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Jan 24:</b> Treaty of Paris, Ratification. By the United States in Congress Assembled, A Proclamation … Annapolis, [Ca. 16-17 January 1784]. $800,000 to $1,200,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Jan 24:</b> Declaration of Independence. The only known privately held copy of the celebrated William J. Stone facsimile for which provenance can be traced back to a direct ancestor who received it in 1824. $600,000 to $800,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Jan 24:</b> Crockett, David. Autograph letter signed ("David Crockett") to George Patton, announcing his intention to travel to Texas. $70,000 to $100,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Jan 24:</b> Wytfliet, Cornelius. <i>Descriptionis Ptolemaicae Augmentum, Sive Occidentalis Notitia Brevi Commentario Illustrata.</i> Leuven: Johannes Bogaerts 1597. $35,000 to $50,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Jan 24:</b> Schedel, Hartmann. <i>Liber Cronicarum cum Figuris et Ymaginibus.</i> Nuremberg, Anton Koberger for Sebald Schreyer and Sebastian Kammermeister, 12 July 1493. $70,000 to $100,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Jan 24:</b> New York Mets. Baseball from the first victory of the New York Mets. $25,000 to $35,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Jan 24:</b> Robert E. Lee. Autograph letter signed ("R E Lee") as Confederate commander, to Rabbi Max Michelbacher, declining to furlough Jewish Confederate troops for the high holy days. $150,000 to $250,000