I've already previewed Sotheby's 6 May sales of Travel, Atlases, Maps & Natural History, plus the Benevento Collection of Maps and Atlases, which promise to be exciting. Here are some other upcoming sales:
- Sotheby's Paris will sell Books and Manuscripts on 18 May, in 210 lots. A first edition of Thomas More's Utopia (1516) and a ten-volume set of St. Augustine's works (1528-1529) share top estimates, with each expected to sell for €200,000-300,000. A 1575 edition of Paré's works is expected to fetch €120,000-180,000, and a six-volume Janssonnius atlas (1652-1657) could make €100,000-160,000. A Vesalius De Humani Corporis Fabrica (1543) is estimated at €100,000-150,000. There are lots of other important books here, so make sure to browse through.
- Christie's London will sell Photobooks on 21 May, in 136 lots. Highlights are expected to include a copy of Emmet Gowin's Concerning America and Alfred Stieglitz, and Myself (1965) inscribed to the photographer's parents (£18,000-25,000); an inscribed copy of Robert Frank's The Americans (1960), with the dust jacket (£10,000-15,000); and Alec Soth's Sleeping by the Misssissippi [sic] (2002), the rare self-published true first (£6,000-8,000). Browse the lots here.