Ending on Wednesday, April 28 at Christie's, Books, Manuscripts, Photographs: From the Middle Ages to the Moon, in 212 lots. A copy of the Nuremberg Chronicle from the library of Michael Abel, with stamped portraits of Martin Luther and Johann Friedrich of Saxony on the binding, shares the top estimate at £30,000–50,000 with a rare copy of Pascal's Lettres de A. Dettonville contenant quelques-unes de ses inventions de geometrie (1659). A very scare large-paper copy of Gaspare Tagliacozzi's De curtorum chirurgia per insitionem (1597), the first book on plastic surgery, in a contemporary binding, is estimated at £35,000–45,000.
Also on Wednesday, Two Autograph Collections at Lion Heart Autographs on 28 April. A John Adams letter as vice president to Dutch editor Jean Luzac, in which Adams pleads for American neutrality, is estimated at $15,000–20,000. A November 1790 letter from Alexander Hamilton to James Madison passing along what may be a draft of his report on public credit is estimated at $8,000–10,000 but bidding has already surpassed that estimate.
At ALDE on Thursday, April 29, Atlas, Cartes & Livres de Voyage, in 134 lots. Expected to lead this sale is a copy of Cyrille Laplace's Voyage autour du monde par les mers de l'Inde et de Chine (1833–1859), estimated at €50,000–60,000.
Forum Auctions sells 302 lots of Antiquarian and Modern Literature and Illustrated Books on Thursday. A first edition copy of Agatha Christie's The Body in the Library (1942) is estimated at £800–1,200, and a the Kelmscott Press edition of William Morris' The Sundering Flood with a copy of the second edition of the Kelmscott Beowulf could sell for £600–800.
Rounding out the week will be PBA Galleries' sale of California and the West. With Americana – Travel – Maps on Thursday. The 373 lots include a rare complete set of Romeyn Hough's American Woods, formerly in the collections of the Sondley Reference Library of Asheville, NC (estimated at $8,000–12,000). Also available is an extensive and nearly complete run of Sierra Club bulletins from 1893 through 2021 ($5,000–8,000).