Swann Galleries holds a sale titled Focus on Women on Thursday, in 178 lots. A collection of fifteen gelatin silver print photographs by Jessie Tarbox Beals rates the top estimate at $6,000–8,000. Some 375 pieces of correspondence to and from ichthyologist Rosa Smith Eigenmann are estimated at $5,000–7,000, and the same estimate range is assigned to a Guild of Women Binders exhibition binding on a copy of A. F. Pollard's Henry VIII.
On Friday, July 16, Sotheby's New York sells 217 lots of Fine Books and Manuscripts, with a copy of the second edition of Mark Catesby's Natural History of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands (1754) expected to lead the way at $200,000–300,000. A copy of the January 23, 1776 proclamation by the Massachusetts General Court, this the copy sent to the Town of Danvers but found not subject to replevin in 2008, is estimated at $80,000–120,000. Nearly every lot in this sale is quite interesting, so do have a look through this catalog.
And at Donald Heald Auctions on Saturday, July 17, Americana Rare Books, Maps, Prints and Photos, in 200 lots. A second edition of Alexander Hamilton's "Reynolds Pamphlet" is estimated at $18,000–20,000, while a complete copy Alexander Pope, Jr.'s Celebrated Dogs of America (1879) could sell for $10,000–15,000.