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December 11, 2019 Christie's - London

Animal Farm (a film famously funded by the CIA as part of the American anti-Communist effort during the Cold War); from a presentation copy inscribed by Ada Lovelace to Richard Ford of a foundational paper in the history of digital computing to a group of modern first editions inscribed to Noel Coward from 20th-century luminaries such as Virginia Woolf, Ian Fleming, John Lennon and Harold Pinter; and from a noble 15th-century Milanese illuminated breviary to a rare, early edition of the travels of Marco Polo, there are manuscripts, autograph letters, early and modern printing and cartography to appeal to all collectors. The top lot of the sale is a splendid copy with contemporary colouring of Valturius’ De re militari, a handbook on warfare for Renaissance princes and military leaders. Other highlights include the album amicorum of Schelomith Flaum, with contributions from Rabindranath Tagore, Gandhi, and Einstein; a remarkable book annotated by Melanchthon with a poem in praise of Pindar; and one of the most elaborately engraved maps of the western hemisphere ever produced.


Dec 7th 12pm - 5pm
Dec 8th 12pm - 5pm
Dec 9th 9am - 8pm
Dec 10th 9am - 4:30pm

Christie's - London
8 King Street
St. James 's

London, UK

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Auctions International
December 12, 2019 Profiles in History

Comic & Illustration Art: The Property of a Distinguished American Collector

Over 200 lots of iconic original artwork from the biggest names and brightest talents in the field. Including Bernie Wrightson's magnum opus, the wraparound cover to the 1983 Marvel edition of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley's Frankenstein, as well as work by Frank Frazetta, Steve Ditko, Jack Kirby, R. Crumb, Will Eisner, John Byrne, John Buscema, and many, many more.


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Profiles in History
26662 Agoura Road

Calabasas, CA

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Auctions West
December 12, 2019 Sotheby's - Paris

La Collection Ribes II
Sale #PF1933

Sotheby’s is extremely pleased to announce the sale of a selection of historical pieces from the Collection Ribes. These fabulous works will be on sale at Sotheby’s Paris on 11 and 12 December and in spring 2020, and will present one of the most fascinating ensembles of paintings, French decorative arts and exceptional books to appear on the market in recent years.

The prestigious library of the comte de Ribes, comprising the most valuable French books from the 16th to the 21st centuries, was amassed by two generations of eminent bibliophiles. It includes rare original editions by Montaigne, Ronsard and Du Bellay in their contemporary bindings, as well as choice copies of remarkable illustrated 18th century volumes.

The greatest 19th century authors are represented by editions in fine paper, some inscribed. Exceptional bindings, from Paul Bonet, Monique Mathieu and Frère Claes cover original editions, from Apollinaire to Proust, as well as illustrated books by artists from Pablo Picasso to Louise Bourgeois.


Sat, Dec 7th 11am - 7pm
Sun, Dec 8th 2pm - 6pm
Mon, Dec 9th 10am - 6pm
Tue, Dec 10th 10am - 6pm
Wed, Dec 11th 10am - 6pm 

Sotheby's - Paris
76, rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré

Paris, France

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December 14, 2019 Heritage Auctions - Beverly Hills

Animation Art
Sale #7216

Bidding Begins Approx. November 25th

Full Preview:
December 12th - 14th

Heritage Auctions - Beverly Hills
9478 West Olympic Blvd., 1st Floor

Beverly Hills, CA

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Auctions West
December 17, 2019 Swann Auction Galleries

Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books
Sale #2527


Thu, Dec 12th 10am - 6pm
Fri, Dec 13h 10am - 6pm
Sat, Dec 14th 12pm - 5pm
Mon, Dec 16th 10am - 6pm
Tue, Dec 17th 10am - 12pm

Swann Auction Galleries
104 East 25th Street #6 (between Park Avenue S. & Lexington Avenue)

New York, NY

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