On Friday, June 25 the 184-lot sale of Livres et Manuscrits de Cervantès à Houllebecq at Sotheby's Paris ends. An exceptionally-bound copy of Kipling's Le Livre de la Jungle rates the top estimate, at €80,000–120,000. Montaigne's translation of Raymond Sebon's La Theologie Naturelle (1569) could sell for €40,000–60,000. There are quite a few more fine bindings and other items of interest in this sale, so I recommend a thorough browse.
Also on Friday, American Historical Ephemera & Photography at Cowan's, in 407 lots. An 1862 Civil War flag from the 2nd Michigan Cavalry could sell for $20,000–30,000. An early half-plate daguerreotype of a San Francisco firefighter is estimated at $15,000–25,000, and a large collection of some 200 draft and received letters and other documents from Danvers, MA physician Samuel Holten could sell for $10,000–15,000.
And also on Saturday, Rare Books, Antiquarian Maps, and Manuscripts at Second Story Books, in 162 lots. An uncancelled copy of Vauban's Project d'une Dixme Royale (1707) is estimated at $28,000–35,000, as is a copy of the 1731 Homann Grosser Atlas. A mismatched set of the 1833 first American edition of Frankenstein is estimated at $16,000–20,000.