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Rare Book Hub: 48 Auctions Archived, another 48 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Friday, 23 April 2021, 48 auctions were archived to Rare Book Hub’s Transactions+ Database; 1 denominated in Danish krone, 13 in euros, 3 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 30 in US dollars.

 

 

Turnover was $42,072,560 as 81% of all lots sold.  Thirteen thousand two-hundred-thirty-six were posted and 10,671 changed hands.

 

 

It was just a routine week at the office and $42,072,560 changed hands in the auction rooms.  We now live in the new reality.

 

 

11 auctions saw total proceeds reach a million dollars:

ChristiesIlluminated Manuscripts and Early Printed Books from the Collection of Elaine and Alexandre Rosenber on April 23rd: $12,405,625
Heritage AuctionsSports Monthly Showcase on April 15th: $4,832,867
SothebysPrints and Multiples on April 22nd: $4,277,070
Sothebys50 Masterworks to Celebrate 50 Years of Sotheby’s Photographs on April 21st: $3,696,060
Forum AuctionsOnly Banksy on April 23rd: $2,623,969
ChristiesFine Printed and Manuscript Americana - online bidstart 4/8 on April 22nd: $2,102,500
Galerie BassengeRare Books and Manuscripts, Autograph Letters on April 15th: $1,993,583
SothebysPrints and Multiples, Day Sale - bidstart 4/15 on April 23rd: $1,870,911
RR AuctionSpace Exploration and Aviation - bidstart 4/15 on April 22nd: $1,659,358
Gonnelli Casa DAsteGraphics and Books on April 21st: $1,029,115
Doyle New YorkPrints and Multiples on April 20th: $1,021,385

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

Nadeau's Auction GalleryAmerican Antiques, Chinese, Folk Art, and Custom Furniture Spring Auction on April 17th: 349.19%
Gonnelli Casa DAsteGraphics and Books on April 21st: 189.39%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 4/2 on April 14th: 167.92%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - bidstart 4/2 on April 12th: 162.29%
AderPost-War Prints on April 20th: 145.65%
Doyle New YorkPrints and Multiples on April 20th: 129.19%
Dorotheum Master Drawings, Prints before 1900, Watercolours, Miniatures on April 22nd: 118.90%
SothebysPrints and Multiples, Day Sale - bidstart 4/15 on April 23rd: 114.85%
ChristiesIlluminated Manuscripts and Early Printed Books from the Collection of Elaine and Alexandre Rosenber on April 23rd: 112.66%
Bruun RasmussenPrints on April 20th: 106.46%
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 4/13 on April 20th: 105.27%


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

Heritage AuctionsSports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 4/4 on April 18th: 100.00%
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 4/13 on April 20th: 100.00%
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersThursday Morning @ Stair on April 22nd: 100.00%
Heritage AuctionsVideo Games and Trading Card Games Weekly Online Auction - bidstart 4/13 on April 20th: 100.00%
Heritage AuctionsComics, Animation and Art Weekly - Bidstart 4/11 on April 19th: 99.90%
Heritage AuctionsSports Monthly Showcase on April 15th: 99.55%
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters Weekly - Bidstart 4/11 on April 18th: 99.45%
Heritage AuctionsUS Currency Weekly Online - Bidstart 4/13 on April 20th: 99.21%
New England AuctionsFine Books and Ephemera on April 20th: 98.88%
Neal Auction CompanySpring Auctions Sale on April 18th: 98.81%
ChristiesIlluminated Manuscripts and Early Printed Books from the Collection of Elaine and Alexandre Rosenber on April 23rd: 97.61%
Aspire AuctionsFine Art - Prints - bidstart 4/9 on April 17th: 97.30%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on April 17th: 96.00%
Doyle New YorkPrints and Multiples on April 20th: 95.65%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 4/2 on April 14th: 93.55%
Purcell AuctioneersAuction of a Collection of Irish Historical Interest Books Including Maps, Journals, Periodicals, Pa on April 21st: 93.28%
Alaska AuctionVariety, including Rare Baseball Cards on April 22nd: 93.02%
Bruun RasmussenPrints on April 20th: 92.23%
Nadeau's Auction GalleryAmerican Antiques, Chinese, Folk Art, and Custom Furniture Spring Auction on April 17th: 91.67%
SothebysPrints and Multiples on April 22nd: 89.47%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - bidstart 4/2 on April 12th: 89.47%
Garth's Auctioneers and AppraisersEclectic Auction - Timed Online Only - bidstart 4/8 on April 18th: 88.46%
ChristiesFine Printed and Manuscript Americana - online bidstart 4/8 on April 22nd: 86.79%
SothebysPrints and Multiples, Day Sale - bidstart 4/15 on April 23rd: 85.63%
Dorotheum Master Drawings, Prints before 1900, Watercolours, Miniatures on April 22nd: 85.51%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 4/9 on April 16th: 85.37%
Alaska AuctionVariety, including Civil War Currency, Prints on April 21st: 85.11%
Forum AuctionsOnly Banksy on April 23rd: 83.87%
Cowans AuctionsAmerican Historical Ephemera and Photography on April 20th: 82.28%
AderPost-War Prints on April 20th: 81.39%

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Christies Book of Hours, use of Paris, in Latin and French, illuminated manuscript on vellum on April 23rd Actual price: USD $3,630,000.
  2. Sothebys William Henry Fox Talbot’s Gifts to his Sister: Horatia Gaisford’s Collection of Photographs and Ephemera on April 21st Actual price: USD $1,956,000.
  3. Christies Opera. Translated by Marsilio Ficino (1433-99). on April 23rd Actual price: USD $1,026,000.
  4. Christies BOOK OF HOURS, use of Rome, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum on April 23rd Actual price: USD $966,000.
  5. Christies A rare contemporary broadside edition of the Declaration of Independence: the Goodspeed-Sang-Streeter copy. on April 22nd Actual price: USD $930,000.
  6. Christies The 'Book of Hours of Charles V', use of Rome, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum on April 23rd Actual price: USD $870,000.
  7. Heritage Auctions 2000 Upper Deck Michael Jordan/Kobe Bryant (Game Jerseys Combo 2) #MJKB-A BGS NM-MT+ 8.5 Auto 10. on April 15th Actual price: USD $516,000.
  8. Sothebys Nude on April 21st Actual price: USD $504,000.
  9. Heritage Auctions 1993 SP Derek Jeter Foil Rookie #279 PSA Gem Mint 10 - The Burgess Lee Berlin, M.D., J.D. Collection. on April 15th Actual price: USD $468,000.
  10. Forum Auctions People Who Enjoy Waving Flags Don't Deserve To Have One on April 23rd Actual price: USD $409,123.
  11. Heritage Auctions 1986 Fleer Michael Jordan #57 PSA Gem Mint 10 - The Burgess Lee Berlin, M.D., J.D. Collection. on April 15th Actual price: USD $408,000.
  12. Heritage Auctions 2020 LeBron James NBA Top Shot (Series 1) From The Top - Dunk #3/59 on April 15th Actual price: USD $387,600.
  13. Sothebys Nude with Yellow Pillow (Corlett 283) on April 22nd Actual price: USD $378,000.
  14. Sothebys Jazz (Duthuit Books 22) on April 22nd Actual price: USD $378,000.
  15. Christies Book of Hours, use of Paris, in Latin and French, illuminated manuscript on vellum on April 23rd Actual price: USD $375,000.
  16. Christies Book of Hours, use of Châlons-sur-Marne, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum on April 23rd Actual price: USD $312,500.
  17. Christies Book of Hours, use of Paris, in Latin and French, illuminated manuscript on vellum on April 23rd Actual price: USD $300,000.
  18. Christies The Dall'Armi Hours, use of Rome, in Latin and Italian, illuminated manuscript on vellum on April 23rd Actual price: USD $262,500.
  19. Forum Auctions Girl with Balloon on April 23rd Actual price: USD $260,351.
  20. Sothebys Marilyn Monroe (Marilyn) (Feldman & Schellmann II.24) on April 22nd Actual price: USD $252,000.
  21. Sothebys 'Harlequin Dress' on April 21st Actual price: USD $252,000.
  22. Sothebys Untitled Film Still #37 on April 21st Actual price: USD $252,000.
  23. Sothebys Van Gogh Chair (Black) on April 22nd Actual price: USD $239,400.
  24. Sothebys Andy Mouse (Littmann p. 65) on April 22nd Actual price: USD $239,400.
  25. Christies Book of Hours, use of Paris, in Latin and French, illuminated manuscript on vellum on April 23rd Actual price: USD $218,750.



48 total sales reported this week:

Forum Auctions. Only Banksy on April 23rd: 83.87%
Neal Auction Company. Spring Auctions Sale on April 18th: 98.81%
Sothebys. Prints and Multiples, Day Sale - bidstart 4/15 on April 23rd: 85.63%
Christies. Illuminated Manuscripts and Early Printed Books from the Collection of Elaine and Alexandre Rosenber on April 23rd: 97.61%
Galerie Bassenge. Rare Books and Manuscripts, Autograph Letters on April 15th: 63.89%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Thursday Morning @ Stair on April 22nd: 100.00%
Sothebys. 50 Masterworks to Celebrate 50 Years of Sotheby’s Photographs on April 22nd: 56.00%
Sothebys. Prints and Multiples on April 22nd: 89.47%
RR Auction. Space Exploration and Aviation - bidstart 4/15 on April 22nd: 74.86%
PBA Galleries. Comics - Timed, Online - bidstart 4/12 on April 22nd: 78.15%
Dorotheum . Master Drawings, Prints before 1900, Watercolours, Miniatures on April 22nd: 85.51%
Christies. Fine Printed and Manuscript Americana - online bidstart 4/8 on April 22nd: 86.79%
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Rare Books, Maps and Prints - bistart 4/15 on April 22nd: 36.03%
Alaska Auction. Variety, including Rare Baseball Cards on April 22nd: 93.02%
Nye & Company Auctioneers. Estate Treasures Auction on April 22nd: 62.62%
Cowans Auctions. American Historical Ephemera and Photography on April 20th: 82.28%
Ader. Post-War Prints on April 20th: 81.39%
Trafford Books. Books, Photographs, Cigarette & Trade Cards, Postcards, Stamps and Postal History. on April 21st: 54.17%
Sothebys. 50 Masterworks to Celebrate 50 Years of Sotheby’s Photographs on April 21st: 64.00%
Purcell Auctioneers. Auction of a Collection of Irish Historical Interest Books Including Maps, Journals, Periodicals, Pa on April 21st: 93.28%
Morton Subastas. Online Only: Morton Weekly - bidstart 4/8 on April 21st: 48.57%
Moreshet Auctions. Books, Kodesh books, Hassidic books, Rabbinical letters, Manuscripts, Judaika objects and more on April 21st: 62.29%
Alaska Auction. Variety, including Civil War Currency, Prints on April 21st: 85.11%
Gonnelli Casa DAste. Graphics and Books on April 21st: 76.62%
New England Auctions. Fine Books and Ephemera on April 20th: 98.88%
Doyle New York. Prints and Multiples on April 20th: 95.65%
Artcurial. MORE: Design, Limited Editions, Urban and Photography on April 20th: 66.10%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on April 20th: 92.23%
Heritage Auctions. US Currency Weekly Online - Bidstart 4/13 on April 20th: 99.21%
Heritage Auctions. Video Games and Trading Card Games Weekly Online Auction - bidstart 4/13 on April 20th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 4/13 on April 20th: 100.00%
Tessier & Sarrou and Associates. Political Posters and Propaganda on April 19th: 69.25%
Heritage Auctions. Comics, Animation and Art Weekly - Bidstart 4/11 on April 19th: 99.90%
Heritage Auctions. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 4/4 on April 18th: 100.00%
Garth's Auctioneers and Appraisers. Eclectic Auction - Timed Online Only - bidstart 4/8 on April 18th: 88.46%
Clars Auction Gallery. Online Only Auction on April 18th: 75.56%
Nadeau's Auction Gallery. American Antiques, Chinese, Folk Art, and Custom Furniture Spring Auction on April 17th: 91.67%
Michaans Auctions. Gallery Auction on April 17th: 54.84%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters Weekly - Bidstart 4/11 on April 18th: 99.45%
Aspire Auctions. Fine Art - Prints - bidstart 4/9 on April 17th: 97.30%
Heritage Auctions. Sports Monthly Showcase on April 15th: 99.55%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 4/9 on April 16th: 85.37%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 4/2 on April 14th: 93.55%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - bidstart 4/2 on April 13th: 72.73%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - bidstart 4/2 on April 12th: 89.47%
Catawiki B. V.. Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 4/2 on April 12th: 65.63%
Catawiki B. V.. Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 4/2 on April 11th: 77.50%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on April 17th: 96.00%


For the week ahead a fresh 48 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Apr. 26th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 100 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - bidstart 4/16. 92 lots

Tue. Apr. 27th
Freemans. Philadelphia. American Furniture, Folk and Decorative Art. 11 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. US Currency Weekly Online - Bidstart 4/20. 647 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 4/20. 178 lots
Sothebys. London. Collection of a Connoisseur: History in Manuscript, Part 2 - bidstart 4/15. 135 lots
PIASA. Paris. Editions - Bidstart 4/19. 238 lots
Christies. London - King Street. Wisdom and Natures. 30 lots
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Antiquarian and Contemporary Books. 247 lots
Chorley's. Gloucestershire. Collections from The Laskett | Modern Art & Design. 172 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - bidstart 4/16. 44 lots
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Exeter. Antiques and Interiors Sale. 27 lots
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. A Gentleman's Pursuits. 43 lots
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Chadds Ford, PA . Online Only: Timed Eclectic Variety. 41 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Video Games and Trading Card Games Weekly Online Auction - bidstart 4/20. 17 lots

Wed. Apr. 28th
Old World Auctions. Richmond. Maps and Atlases - Internet bidstart 4/14. 824 lots
Bonhams. London. Prints and Multiples. 244 lots
Christies. London -South Kensington. Books, Manuscripts, Photographs: from the Middle Ages to the Moon - bidstart 4/14. 212 lots
Revere Auctions. St. Paul. Notable Studio & Art Pottery, Fine & Decorative Art. 42 lots
Lion Heart Autographs. New York, NY . Hidden Away for Decades, Two Extraordinary Autograph Collections Are Now Back on the Market. 178 lots
Soler Y Llach. Barcelona. Vintage Posters, Advertising and Cinema. 322 lots
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Weekly Auction - including Prints and Books - bidstart 4/14. 79 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 4/16. 143 lots
Doyle New York. New York. Stage and Screen. 132 lots

Thu. Apr. 29th
ALDE. Paris. Travel Books - Maps - Oriental Manuscripts. 133 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. The April Marine Sale - Session 1. 20 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Antiquarian and Modern Literature and Illustrated Books. 302 lots
Litchfield County Auctions. Litchfield. Giant Steps: Fine, Modern and Contemporary Art. 21 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. California & the West. With Americana - Travel - Maps. 372 lots
Doyle New York. New York. Rare Books, Autographs, and Maps. 123 lots
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. Books and Manuscripts. 171 lots
Lyon and Turnbull. Edinburgh. Modern Made | Design on the Move: Posters from the Shell Heritage Art Collection. 49 lots
Nye & Company Auctioneers. Bloomfield. Discovery in the Backyard. 144 lots
Rossini. Paris. Classic Interiors. 24 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 4/23. 36 lots

Fri. Apr. 30th
Eldreds. East Dennis,. April Marine Sale - Session 2. 66 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. World Paper Money Fair Signature Auction. 687 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Illustration Art Signature Auction. 521 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Cartography - Bidstart 4/23. 60 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 4/23. 85 lots

Sat. May. 1st
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Entertainment and Music Memorabilia. 1368 lots
Nadeau's Auction Gallery. Windsor. Mid-Century, Contemporary, Outdoor Furniture, and Decorative Accessories Auction Date: May 1, 2021 V. 25 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 200 lots

Sun. May. 2nd
Grogan and Company. Dedham. The Spring Auction. 27 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 4/18. 293 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics, Animation and Art Weekly - Bidstart 4/25.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters Weekly - Bidstart 4/25.
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 4/23. 41 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries, May 12:</b> <i>Westvaco–Inspirations for Printers,</i> 3 volumes, 1938-61. $200 to $300.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, May 12:</b> Proef van Letteren, <i>Welk gegooten worden in de Nieuwe Haerlemsche Lettergietery,</i> 1768. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, May 12:</b> Paul Klee, <i>Bauhaus Ausstellung Juli – Sept.,</i> Weimar, 1923. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, May 12:</b> Michel Seuphor & Jozef Peeters, <i>Het Overzicht Nos.</i> 22-23-24, Antwerp, 1922. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, May 12:</b> Wolfrum & Co., <i>Modern Graphik, Serie I…,</i> complete portfolio, 1909. $1,200 to $1,800.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, May 12:</b> <i>Gravure et Fonderie deC. Derriey: Specimen-Album,</i> Paris, 1862. $5,000 to $7,500.
  • <center><b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>12/13 May<br>Printed Books, Maps & Prints, Numismatic Books from the Milne-Henderson Collection</b>
    <b>Dominic Winter, 12/13 May:</b> Mariette (Pierre-Jean). <i>Traité des pierres gravées / Recueil des pierres gravées...,</i> 2 vols., 1750. £1,000 to £1,500.
    <b>Dominic Winter, 12/13 May:</b> [Bryant, Jacob & William Cole]. <i>Gemmarum Antiquarum Delectus, [Marlborough Gems],</i> 2 volumes, [privately printed, 1780-83], £800 to £1,200.
    <b>Dominic Winter, 12/13 May:</b> Caylus (Anne Claude Philippe, Comte de). <i>Recueil d'Antiquités Egyptiennes, Estrusques, Grecques et Romaines,</i> 7 volumes, Paris, 1756-67, £700 to £1,000.
    <center><b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>12/13 May<br>Printed Books, Maps & Prints, Numismatic Books from the Milne-Henderson Collection</b>
    <b>Dominic Winter, 12/13 May:</b> Devonshire Gems. <i>Duke of Devonshire's Collection of Gems,</i> privately printed, c. 1790, [one of 8 copies], £1,500 to £2,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter, 12/13 May:</b> Goltz (Hubert). <i>Le Vive Imagini di tutti quasi gl'Imperatori,</i> Antwerp, 1557, £500 to £800.
    <b>Dominic Winter, 12/13 May:</b> Manuscript. <i>An Explanation of Dassier's Medals, by Charlotte Hanbury,</i> c. 1795-1800, £700 to £1,000.
    <center><b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>12/13 May<br>Printed Books, Maps & Prints, Numismatic Books from the Milne-Henderson Collection</b>
    <b>Dominic Winter, 12/13 May:</b> Paoletti (Bartolomeo and Pietro). A collection of 300 plaster cameos presented in 7 leather-bound double-sided faux book boxes, Rome, c. 1820, £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter, 12/13 May:</b> Mayer (Luigi). <i>Views in Egypt, from the Original Drawings, in the Possession of Sir Robert Ainslie,</i> London: Thomas Bensley for R. Bowyer, 1805, £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter, 12/13 May:</b> Blaeu (Willem Janszoon & Johannes). <i>Theatrum orbis terrarum, sive Atlas novus, pars quarta</i> [England and Wales], Amsterdam: Johannem Blaeu, 1648, £6,000 to £8,000.
    <center><b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>12/13 May<br>Printed Books, Maps & Prints, Numismatic Books from the Milne-Henderson Collection</b>
    <b>Dominic Winter, 12/13 May:</b> Reuter (O.M. & Mela, A.J.). <i>Finlands Fiskar. The Fishes of Finland,</i> 12 parts (complete), Helsingfors: G.W. Edlund, 1883-93, £500 to £800.
    <b>Dominic Winter, 12/13 May:</b> Lunardi (Vincenzo). <i>An Account of the First Aerial Voyage in England,</i> 2nd edition, London: Printed for the Author, 1784, £700 to £1,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter, 12/13 May:</b> North America. Jansson (Jan). <i>Virginiae partis Australis et Floridae partis Orientalis,</i> circa 1641. £400 to £600.
  • <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books & Manuscripts,<br>Including Americana<br>Live and Online<br>May 12, 2021</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, May 12:</b> CURRIER and IVES, publishers -- After Frances F. Palmer. The Rocky Mountains. Emigrants Crossing the Plains, 1866. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, May 12:</b> [BIBLE, in English]. <i>The New Testament of Jesus Christ, translated faithfully into English.</i> Rheims, 1582. $6,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, May 12:</b> [BIBLE, in Latin]. <i>Biblia latina.</i> Venice: Franz Renner of Hailbrun [Heilbrunn], 1483. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books & Manuscripts,<br>Including Americana<br>Live and Online<br>May 12, 2021</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, May 12:</b> SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe (1792-1822). Autograph letter signed ("P. B. S."), to Charles Ollier. Florence, Italy, 15 December 1819. “MY PROMETHEUS IS THE BEST THING I EVER WROTE.” $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, May 12:</b> RAMSAY, David (1749-1815). <i>The History of the Revolution of South-Carolina…</i> Trenton: Isaac Collins, 1785. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, May 12:</b> [BINDINGS]. MUIR, John (1838-1914). <i>The Writings of John Muir.</i> Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1916-1924. 10 vols. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books & Manuscripts,<br>Including Americana<br>Live and Online<br>May 12, 2021</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, May 12:</b> [CHICAGO] -- <i>Park & Guide Map of Chicago.</i> Chicago: Jas. Van Vechten, 1873. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, May 12:</b> CURRIER and IVES, publishers -- After Frances F. Palmer. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, May 12:</b> [ALLEN PRESS]. SHAKESPEARE, William (1564-1616). <i>Romeo and Juliet.</i> Greenbrae: Allen Press, 1988. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books & Manuscripts,<br>Including Americana<br>Live and Online<br>May 12, 2021</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, May 12:</b> BEMELMANS, Ludwig (1898-1962). Pencil drawing on paper. 247 x 198 mm, sight, matted and framed. Showing a child shooting at a baby's balloon. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, May 12:</b> [LOGAN ELM PRESS]. HARVEY, Rebecca. <i>Any Number of Things.</i> Ohio State University, 2013. Single sheet paper scroll. $800 to $1,200.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, May 12:</b> BINYON, Laurence (1869-1943). A small archive of letters and pamphlets. $200 to $300.
  • <b><center>Sotheby’s<br>Bibliothèque littéraire<br>Hubert Heilbronn<br>11 May 2021</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s May 11:</b> Breton, André. <i>Nadja.</i> Paris, N.R.F., Gallimard, 1928. €15,000 to €20,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s May 11:</b> [Stendhal, Henri Beyle dit]. <i>Le Rouge et le Noir,</i> chronique du XIXe siècle. Paris, Levavasseur, 1831. €20,000 to €30,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s May 11:</b> Dumas, Alexandre. <i>Les Trois mousquetaires.</i> 1844. 8 vols. In 4. Paris, Baudry, 1844. €30,000 to €50,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s May 11:</b> Mallarmé, Stéphane -- Edgar Allan Poe. <i>Les Poèmes d’Edgar Poe.</i> Bruxelles, Edmond Deman, 1888. €18,000 to €25,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s May 11:</b> Proust, Marcel. <i>Le côté de Guermantes II. Sodome et Gomorrhe I. [and] Sodome et Gomorrhe II.</i> Paris, N.R.F., 1921 et 1922. €20,000 to €30,000.