Sotheby's London's sale of Antiquarian Books and Manuscripts ends on Tuesday, June 15. The 265 lots include a second edition (1532) of Machiavelli's Il Principe, in a distinctive eighteenth-century Danish binding (£70,000–90,000); a first edition of Giordano Bruno's Candelaio Comedia (1582), estimated at £40,000–50,000; and a late fifteenth-century manuscript Book of Hours, use of Rheims, on vellum (£30,000–40,000).
On Wednesday, June 16, Printed Books, Maps & Documents at Dominic Winter Auctioneers, in 425 lots. An unpublished 1802 Edward Jenner letter to Yorkshire physician John Glover Loy about vaccination is expected to lead the way at £5,000–8,000. John Rocque's New and Accurate Survey of the Cities of London (1748) could sell for £3,000–5,000. A large collection of Edward Barnett's design drawings for silversmith Nathaniel Mills is estimated at £2,000–3,000.
Also at Dominic Winter on Thursday, June 17, 248 lots of Private Press, Children's & Illustrated Books and Modern First Editions. A first issue copy of Ian Fleming's Casino Royale rates the top estimate, at £10,000–15,000. The 1657 French book of engravings for children, Jacques Stella's Les Jeux et Plaisris de l'Enfance could sell for £3,000–4,000. The Kelmscott Press edition of William Morris' News from Nowhere (1892) is also estimated at £3,000–4,000.
Bonhams New York sells 152 lots of Fine Books and Manuscripts on Thursday. Bishop Juan de Palafox y Mendoza's c.1650 clandestinely printed memorial to King Philip IV of Spain in defense of the indigenous peoples of New Spain, Virtudes del Indio, is estimated at $80,000–120,000, and a particularly nice copy of the first edition of Gulliver's Travels could sell in the same range. A copy of the first issue of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, from the Michael Anderson Collection, could fetch $30,000–50,000. A rare complete copy of James Lyon's Urania (Philadelphia, 1761), the first book of printed music by an American, is estimated at $20,000–30,000.
At Swann Galleries on Thursday, Fine Books & Autographs, in 315 lots. Sharing the top estimate at $15,000–20,000 are a copy of the deluxe 1936 Bodley Head edition of Ulysses and a presentation copy of Alighiero Boetti and Anne-Marie Sauzeau-Boetti's Classifying the Thousand Longest Rivers in the World.
Rounds out Thursday's sales, 279 lots of Books in All Fields – Americana – Maps at PBA Galleries. Most lots start at $10.
On Saturday, June 19, Donald Heald Auctions sells 210 lots of Rare Antiquarian and Illustrated Books. Cook's Voyage to the Pacific Ocean (1785), with both the text and atlas volumes, could fetch $18,000–25,000, while John Gould's Monograph of the Odontophorinae, or Partridges of America (1850) is estimated at $15,000–20,000.