• <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Currier & Ives, <i>The Mississippi in Time of Peace,</i> hand-colored lithograph, 1865. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Hartmann Schedel, <i>Liber Cronicarum...,</i> Nuremberg, 1493. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Claudius Ptolemaeus, <i>Geographicae Enarrationis Libri Octo,</i> Lyons, 1535. $20,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Thomas Jefferys, <i>The American Atlas,</i> London, 1776-77. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> John Speed, <i>A Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World,</i> 20 miniature maps, London, 1665. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> <i>Biblia Das ist: Die Gantze Heilige Schrifft Durch D. Martin Luther Verteutscht,</i> illustrated cartographic Bible, Basel, 1665. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Early Hawaiian-language school geography, Lahainaluna Seminary, 1840. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Cornelis de Jode, <i>Africae Vera Forma, et Situs,</i> Antwerp, 1593. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Maria Vincenzo Coronelli, <i>America Settentrionale Colle Nuove Scoperte Sin All Anno,</i> Venice, 1688. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Johann Christoph Volkamer, <i>Nürnbergische Hesperides,</i> Nuremberg, 1708-1714. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Johann Bayer, <i>Uranometria, Omnium Asterismorum Continens Schemata...,</i> 51 celestial charts, c. 1603. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Manuscript map of Commodore Perry’s Black Ship squadron at Edo Bay, with manuscript sketchbook, ink & watercolor, Japan, c. 1853. $2,500 to $3,500.
  • <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> AN EARLY DUTCH POCKET GLOBE ATTRIBUTED TO WILLEM BLAEU, AFTER C.1618. £70,000 to £100,000.
    <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> BLAEU, Johannes (1596-1673). £50,000 to £70,000.
    <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> BLAEU, Johannes. <i>Theatrum Statuum Regiae Celsitudinis Sabaudiae Ducis, Pedemontii principis, ... pars prima, exhibens Pedemontium ...</i> Amsterdam, 1682. £70,000 to £100,000.
    <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> DUDLEY, Sir Robert, self-styled Duke of Northumberland and Earl of Warwick. <i>Arcano del Mare.</i> Florence, 1661. £500,000 to £700,000.
    <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> The Mainz Psalter: <i>Psalterium Benedictinum cum canticis et hymnis,</i> for Bursfeld use. [Mainz:] Johann Fust and Peter Schoeffer, 29 August 1459. £5,000 to £10,000.
  • <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Churchill (Winston) & Others. 1944 Commonwealth Prime Ministers’ Conference, 27 April 1944. £8,000 to £12,000.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Joyce (James). <i>Ulysses.</i> First English edition, 1922. £800 to £1,200.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Belzoni (Giovanni Battista). <i>Plates Illustrated of the Researches and Operations...in Egypt and Nubia,</i> FIRST EDITION, 1821-1822. £14,375 inc Buyers Premium.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Astor (John Jacob). A collection of rare letters, 9 January 1812- 4 September 1837. £26,000 inc Buyers Premium.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Rowling (J.K.) <i>Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone,</i> FIRST EDITION, first issue, 1997. £27,500 inc Buyers Premium.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Royal Family. Photograph of Queen Elizabeth, George VI, Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret, signed, 1946. £3,640 inc Buyers Premium.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Collodi (Carlo). <i>Le avventure di Pinocchio. Storia di un burattino,</i> FIRST EDITION, 1883. £8,401 inc Buyers Premium.
  • <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> ALBUM AMICORUM OF SCHELOMITH FLAUM. Autograph album containing drawings, autograph quotations and signatures from over 47 contributors, India, Europe, America, Israel and elsewhere, 1923–50. £40,000 to £60,000.
    <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> FLEMING, Ian (1908–1964). <i>Live and Let Die.</i> London: Jonathan Cape, 1954. £15,000 to £20,000.
    <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> HISTORY OF CINEMA. Animal Farm (1954), an animation archive from the Halas and Batchelor studios, [c.1954]. £20,000 to £30,000.
    <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> LE HAY, Jacques – [Charles de FERRIOL]. <i>Recueil de Cent Estampes representant differentes Nations du Levant...</i> Paris, 1714. [With:] <i>Explication des cents Estampes.</i> Paris, 1715. £25,000 to £35,000.
    <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> THE LAST JUDGEMENT, historiated initial 'A' on a leaf from an Antiphonal on vellum illuminated by Nikolaus Bertschi [Augsburg, first quarter 16th century]. £7,000 to £10,000.
    <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> VALTURIUS, Robertus (1413–1484). <i>De re militari.</i> [Verona:] Johannes Nicolai de Verona, 1472. £170,000 to £250,000.

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Rare Book Hub: 53 Auctions Archived, another 26 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 22 December 2018 53 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 1 denominated in Australian dollars, 1 in Swiss francs, 20 in euros, 7 in British pounds, and 24 in US dollars.  Turnover was a robust $37,697,860 as 17,619 lots were offered and 12,383 sold for a 70% success rate.  Political turmoil continues to weigh on the market.


7 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Pierre Berge and AssociesThe Library of Pierre Berge on December 14th: $9,270,353 
ChristiesFine Printed Books & Manuscripts Including Americana on December 4th: $5,425,625 
ChristiesValuable Books and Manuscripts on December 12th: $4,926,648 
SothebysImportant Judaica, Including a Distinquished Private Collection on December 19th: $1,988,375 
Ketterer Kunst DoerlingRare Books on November 26th: $1,792,363 
BonhamsPrints and Multiples on December 18th: $1,508,282 
Arenberg AuctionsBooks on December 15th: $1,238,924 

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

AderOld and Modern Prints on December 5th: 151.87% 
Koller AuctionsPrints and Multiples on December 8th: 144.43% 
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood20th Century and Contemporary Sale - Prints, Books on December 4th: 143.58% 
AderOld and Modern Prints on December 6th: 139.17% 
Arenberg AuctionsBooks on December 15th: 136.26% 
BonhamsEntertainment Memorabilia on December 11th: 133.21% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsModern Literature and First Editions on December 13th: 126.00% 
Pierre Berge and AssociesThe Library of Pierre Berge on December 14th: 125.61% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on December 12th: 118.72% 
Swann GalleriesMaps and Atlases, Natural History and Color Plate Books on December 13th: 111.03% 
De Baecque and AssociesOld and Modern Books on December 13th: 106.91% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsWinter Magic Auction - Online only on December 15th: 102.13% 
 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Pierre Berge and Associes Du côté de chez Swann. on December 14th Actual price: USD $1,722,969.
  2. Christies . An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations on December 12th Actual price: USD $1,154,113.
  3. Christies DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE – In Congress, July 4, 1776. The Unanimous Declaration of the Thirteen United States of America. on December 4th Actual price: USD $852,500.
  4. Pierre Berge and Associes Essais de Messire Michel Seigneur de Montaigne, Chevalier de l'Ordre du Roy, & Gentil-homme ordinaire de sa Chambre. Livre premier & second. on December 14th Actual price: USD $786,993.
  5. Pierre Berge and Associes La Tresillustre Vie de Romulus faicte premierement et composee par Plutarche cheronense en langaige grec et depuys traduite en langue rommaine qui est latine par lapp' florentin et finablement translatee en nostre maternel usaige.Suivi de:La Tresillustre on December 14th Actual price: USD $765,829.
  6. Pierre Berge and Associes De historia stirpium commentarii insignes, maximis impensis et vigiliis elaborati, adjectis earundem vivis plusquam quingentis imaginibus, nunquam antea ad naturae imitationem artificiosius effictis & expressis. on December 14th Actual price: USD $481,831.
  7. Christies . Das Kapital. Kritik der politischen Oekonomie. Volume 1 on December 12th Actual price: USD $437,833.
  8. Christies Liber Chronicarum. on December 4th Actual price: USD $372,500.
  9. Pierre Berge and Associes Le Premier [- Second, - Tiers] Volume de Enguerran de Monstrellet ensuyvantFroissart na gueres imprime a Paris des cronicques de France, dangleterre, descoce, despaigne, de Bretaigne, de gascongne, de flandres. Et lieux circonvoisins. on December 14th Actual price: USD $355,959.
  10. Sothebys Sefer Ets ha-Hayyim (Book of the Tree of Life), Rabbi Hayyim Vital, with Autograph Notes of Rabbi Jonathan Eibeschuetz, [Ashkenaz]: 1741 on December 19th Actual price: USD $325,000.
  11. Pierre Berge and Associes Cy commence ung tres excellent livre nomme le proprietaire des choses translate de latin en francoys a la requeste de treschrestien et trespuissant roy charles quint. on December 14th Actual price: USD $307,009.
  12. Christies Novum ac magnum theatrum urbium Belgicae Regiae [– Foederate.] on December 4th Actual price: USD $287,500.
  13. Sothebys An Extremely Rare Medieval Torah Scroll from Spain on December 19th Actual price: USD $250,000.
  14. Pierre Berge and Associes Pompes funèbres. on December 14th Actual price: USD $208,962.
  15. Christies Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, in Italian. Venice: Aldus Manutius for Leonardus Crassus, December 1499. [COLONNA, Francesco 1433-1527 ] . Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, in Italian on December 12th Actual price: USD $206,375.
  16. Pierre Berge and Associes À l'ombre des jeunes filles en fleurs. on December 14th Actual price: USD $200,254.
  17. Christies De lateribus et angulis triangulorum, tum planorum rectilineorum tum Sphaericorum, libellus eruditissimus & utilissimus... Additus est Canon semissium subtensarum rectarum linearum in Circulo. on December 4th Actual price: USD $200,000.
  18. Bonhams Ken (K.K.) Downing/Judas Priest: A Gibson Flying V guitar, on December 11th Actual price: USD $190,500.
  19. Christies . Two autograph manuscript sledging journals of the 1910-1913 British Antarctic Expedition, comprising: ‘We have built a carn – a 12 foot carn and put a cross made of a pair of skis on it’ on December 12th Actual price: USD $190,500.
  20. Christies World War II Scrapbook, including 22 autograph letters signed ("Kurt III" and "Kay") to his family; together with telegrams, period photographs, printed matter, ephemera, and related material; on December 4th Actual price: USD $187,500.
  21. Pierre Berge and Associes Le Capital. Traduction de M. J. Roy, entièrement révisée par l'auteur. on December 14th Actual price: USD $187,288.
  22. Christies . Autograph letter signed ‘Adam Smith’ to on December 12th Actual price: USD $174,625.
  23. Christies . Da Qing wan nian yi tong di li quantu. on December 12th Actual price: USD $174,625.
  24. Koller Auctions Les Petites Baigneuses. 1893. on December 8th Actual price: USD $170,185.
  25. Ketterer Kunst Doerling Buch der Chroniken, 1493. on November 26th Actual price: USD $168,264.



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

National Book Auctions. Books – Americana, NYS, 1600’s, Sendak, Sets on December 16th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 12/9 on December 16th: 99.57%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 12/9 on December 16th: 98.76%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 12/11 on December 18th: 97.97%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles Auction - online bidstart 11/18 on December 16th: 94.48%
Potter and Potter Auctions. Winter Magic Auction - Online only on December 15th: 91.77%
Pierre Berge and Associes. The Library of Pierre Berge on December 14th: 91.54%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on December 15th: 91.30%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Contemporary and Fine Art - Prints on December 8th: 91.25%
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. 20th Century and Contemporary Sale - Prints, Books on December 4th: 88.46%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps and Documents on December 12th: 88.43%
Swann Galleries. Maps and Atlases, Natural History and Color Plate Books on December 13th: 88.31%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Modern Literature and First Editions on December 13th: 86.22%
Bonhams. Prints and Multiples on December 18th: 85.12%
Ader. Old and Modern Prints on December 5th: 85.07%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on December 18th: 85.00%
Aspire Auctions. December Sale - Internet bidstart 12/7 on December 15th: 83.33%


53 total sales reported this week:

Ketterer Kunst Doerling. Rare Books on November 26th: 48.44%
University Archives. Autographed Documents, Manuscripts, Photos, Books & Relics on December 5th: 64.44%
Tajan. Books - Internet bidstart 12/10 on December 17th: 9.15%
PBA Galleries. Mid-Winter Miscellany on December 20th: 68.85%
Bonhams. Prints and Multiples on December 18th: 85.12%
Sothebys. Important Judaica, Including a Distinquished Private Collection on December 19th: 70.37%
National Book Auctions. Books – Americana, NYS, 1600’s, Sendak, Sets on December 16th: 100.00%
Peter Arnold. Rare books, maps, prints & photographs on December 5th: 74.68%
Aspire Auctions. December Sale - Internet bidstart 12/7 on December 15th: 83.33%
Pierre Berge and Associes. The Library of Pierre Berge on December 14th: 91.54%
Bruun Rasmussen. Books on December 11th: 71.13%
Potter and Potter Auctions. Winter Magic Auction - Online only on December 15th: 91.77%
Arenberg Auctions. Books on December 15th: 69.61%
De Baecque and Associes. Old and Modern Books on December 13th: 68.30%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Western Americana on December 8th: 72.61%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Western Americana on December 7th: 57.90%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Western Americana on December 5th: 30.39%
Aste Bolaffi. Rare Books and Autographs on December 12th: 65.28%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Contemporary and Fine Art - Prints on December 8th: 91.25%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on December 18th: 85.00%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on December 11th: 77.88%
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. Books, Graphics modern and ancient Arts, Antiques on December 8th: 57.46%
Moreshet Auctions. Judaica - Books, Manuscripts on November 26th: 55.77%
OSENAT. Historical Memorabilia on December 9th: 62.50%
RR Auction. Science and Technology - Online bidstart 12/6 on December 13th: 50.47%
Michaans Auctions. Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs on December 8th: 66.67%
Swann Galleries. Maps and Atlases, Natural History and Color Plate Books on December 13th: 88.31%
PBA Galleries. Fine Americana - Travel & Exploration - Cartography on December 13th: 72.43%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 12/11 on December 18th: 97.97%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Modern Literature and First Editions on December 13th: 86.22%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps and Documents on December 12th: 88.43%
Sothebys. Fine Autograph Letters and Manuscripts from a Distinguished Private Collection: Part II | Music, Ame on December 13th: 57.24%
Christies. Valuable Books and Manuscripts on December 12th: 68.10%
Bonhams. Entertainment Memorabilia on December 11th: 65.22%
Koller Auctions. Prints and Multiples on December 8th: 79.59%
Binoche et Giquello. Ancient and Modern Books on December 7th: 61.29%
Vermot de Pas. Comics, Albums, Original Boards and Animation on December 8th: 61.47%
Vermot de Pas. Comics Strips and Original Plates, Animation on December 7th: 43.70%
Tajan. Editions #2 on December 6th: 32.86%
PIASA. Modern and Contemporary Art, Editions on December 6th: 63.33%
Brunk Auctions. Emporium Auction on December 6th: 70.10%
Jeschke van Vliet Auctions Berlin GmbH. Rare Books, Decorative Prints, Historical Photography on December 7th: 48.55%
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. 20th Century and Contemporary Sale - Prints, Books on December 4th: 88.46%
Ader. Letters and Autograph Manuscripts on December 10th: 60.35%
Ader. Old and Modern Prints on December 6th: 79.43%
Ader. Old and Modern Prints on December 5th: 85.07%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 12/9 on December 16th: 98.76%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles Auction - online bidstart 11/18 on December 16th: 94.48%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 12/9 on December 16th: 99.57%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on December 15th: 91.30%
Christies. Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts Including Americana on December 4th: 74.32%


For the week ahead 8 sales are scheduled:

Tue. Dec. 25th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 12/18. 370 lots

Wed. Dec. 26th
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Sale Posters of Exhibitions and Cabarets. 415 lots
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Online: Books, Manuscripts and Rabbinic Letters. 395 lots

Fri. Dec. 28th
Tooveys. West Sussex. Decorative Pictures - Prints. 45 lots

Sat. Dec. 29th
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 155 lots

Sun. Dec. 30th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 12/23.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 12/23.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles Auction - online bidstart 12/2. 180 lots

Best wishes for the holidays!

 

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> SHAKESPEARE, William. <i>Comedies, Histories and Tragedies. Published according to the true Originall Copies.</i> The second Impression. London, 1632. £120,000 to £180,000.
    <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> [GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang von (1749–1832)]. <i>Das Römische Carneval.</i> Berlin and Gotha, 1789. £20,000 to £30,000.
    <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> [SHAKESPEARE, William]. Manuscript part for a contemporary analogue to <i>Henry IV,</i> part I, n.p. [perhaps Oxford or London], n.d. [c.1580s – before c.1620]. £25,000 to £35,000.
    <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang von (1749–1832). <i>Faust. Ein Fragment... Ächte Ausgabe.</i> Leipzig: Georg Joachim Göschen, 1790. £3,000 to £5,000.
    <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> SHAKESPEARE, William. <i>The Tragedy of Hamlet Prince of Denmark. As it is now Acted at his Highness the Duke of York's Theatre.</i> London, 1683. £60,000 to £90,000.
    <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> [GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang von (1749–1832)]. <i>Die Leiden des jungen Werthers.</i> Leipzig: Weygand, 1774. £15,000 to £20,000.
  • <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
  • <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> CLEMENS, SAMUEL L. <i>The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain.</i> Hartford: The American Publishing Company, 1876. $14,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> BATEMAN, JAMES. <i>The Orchidaceae of Mexico and Guatemala.</i> London: J. Ridgway & Sons for the author, [1837]-1843. $60,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> WHITMAN, WALT. <i>Leaves of Grass.</i> Brooklyn: [For the author by Andrew and James Rome,] 1855. $150,000 to $200,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> LEE, HARPER. Three “Seckatary Hawkins”-related books inscribed and signed by Harper Lee. $60,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> POE, EDGAR ALLAN. <i>The Raven.</i> New York: Wiley and Putnam, 1845. $120,000 to $180,000.
  • <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Macbeth: A Tragedy.</i> London, 1673. FIRST SEPARATE AND FIRST QUARTO EDITION. THE CHARLTON HESTON COPY. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> HEMINGWAY, ERNEST. <i>In Our Time.</i> Paris, 1924. FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> HAWTHORNE, NATHANIEL. <i>Fanshawe, A Tale.</i> Boston, 1828. FIRST EDITION OF AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> THOREAU, HENRY DAVID. <i>Walden; Or, Life in the Woods.</i> Boston, 1854. FINE COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies.</i> London, 1685. THE FOURTH FOLIO, Brewster/Bentley issue. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> STEIG, WILLIAM. Original maquette and 58 finished drawings for <i>The Agony in the Kindergarten,</i> one of Steig's most important books. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> VERNE, JULES. <i>A Journey to the Centre of the Earth.</i> New York & London, 1872. FIRST EDITION, RARE AMERICAN ISSUE, with Scribner & Welford cancel title. $5,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> KING, STEPHEN. <i>Carrie.</i> New York, 1974. INSCRIBED FIRST EDITION, OF AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. $1,200 to $1,800.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> APPLE MACINTOSH PROTOTYPE. 1983. The earliest known Macintosh with "Twiggy" drive, one of only two known working machines. $120,000 to $180,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> PLATO. <i>Timaeus</i> [AND] <i>Critias</i> [from Ficini's 1484 Opera]. A LANDMARK OF SCIENTIFIC THOUGHT. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> LOVELACE, AUGUSTA ADA. Sketch of the Analytical Engine Invented by Charles Babbage Esq. London, 1843. FIRST EDITION, JOURNAL ISSUE, MOST IMPORTANT PAPER IN EARLY DIGITAL COMPUTING. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> APPLE-1 COMPUTER. Signed by Steve Wozniak, used in development of Apple II. $200,000 to $300,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> DARWIN, CHARLES. 1809-1882. <i>On the Origin of Species By Means of Natural Selection.</i> London, 1859. FIRST EDITION. $80,000 to $120,000.