Lewis Carroll Letters, Signed Feynman Lectures, Illustrated Milton: Auction Preview

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1593 map of China by Cornelis de Jode, offered at Dominic Winter Auctioneers this week.

Here are the sales I'll be keeping an eye on this week:

Hindman's sale of American Historical Ephemera & Photography ends on Tuesday, April 4. The 349 lots include three albums of travel photographs from the 1890s; a collection of some 120 photo postcards of railroad stations and train depots; and two framed Edward Curtis photogravure portraits of Native Americans (all estimated at $800–1,200).

On Tuesday at the Potomack Company, 294 lots of Books, Manuscripts and Ephemera. An official autographed Beatles Fan Club promo card from about 1963 is estimated at $7,000–9,000, as is a group of four C.L. Dodgson (Lewis Carroll) letters from 1875 to Rev. James Thresher. A copy of the 1988 edition of Tenniel's wood-engraved illustrations to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass is expected to sell for $5,000–7,000. At the same estimate range is an incomplete 1554 or later edition of Munster's Cosmographiae Universalis.

New England Auctions sells 203 lots of Books and Ephemera on Tuesday.

On Wednesday, April 5, Dominic Winter Auctioneers sells 454 lots of Printed Books, Maps & Atlases, Caricatures & Cartoons. John Speed's 1676 Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine rates the top estimate at £20,000–30,000, and a 1593 de Jode map of China could sell for £7,000–10,000.

At PBA Galleries on Thursday, April 6, Rare & Antiquarian: Fine Press, Fine Bindings, Illustrated Books, Science, Medicine & More, in 347 lots. A signed copy of the Feynman Lectures on Physics is expected to lead the sale at $15,000–25,000, and a 1515 Lyon Koberger-Sacon Bible with some of the illustrations colored is estimated at $15,000–20,000. A large-paper copy of the 1688 edition of Milton's Paradise Lost, the first with illustrations, could sell for $12,000–18,000.