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  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14: 19th & 20th Century Literature</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b><br><i>The Centenary Edition of the Works of Ian Fleming</i>, one of 26 lettered sets, 18 volumes, London, 2008. $25,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> William Faulkner, <i>The Marble Faun</i>, first edition, signed & inscribed to Dorothy Wilcox by Faulkner & Phil Stone, Boston, 1924. $18,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Maurice Sendak, <i>Where the Wild Things Are</i>, first edition, signed & inscribed to William Archibald, New York, 1963. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14: 19th & 20th Century Literature</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Anne Frank, <i>Het Achterhuis</i>, first edition, in first state jacket, Amsterdam, 1947. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Roald Dahl, <i>Charlie and the Chocolate Factory</i>, first edition, signed, New York, 1964. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b><br>Ray Bradbury, <i>Fahrenheit 451</i>, first limited edition bound in Johns-Manville Quinterra, New York, 1953. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14: 19th & 20th Century Literature</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Benjamin Graham, <i>The Intelligent Investor</i>, first edition, in original dust jacket, New York, 1949. $4,500 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Anna Sewell, <i>Black Beauty</i>, first edition, inscribed, London, 1877. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Arthur Conan Doyle, <i>A Study in Scarlet</i>, first American edition, Philadelphia, 1890. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14: 19th & 20th Century Literature</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> James Fenimore Cooper, <i>The Last of the Mohicans</i>, first edition, two volumes, Philadelphia, 1826. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Amelia Earhart, <i>20 hrs. 40 mins. Our Flight in Friendship</i>, limited first edition, signed, New York, 1928. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Philip K. Dick, <i>World of Chance</i>, first edition, signed, London, 1956. $3,000 to $4,000.
  • <b>Sotheby’s London: Fine Autograph Letters and Manuscripts from a Distinguished Private Collection. Part I: Music. 26 October 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s London Oct 26:</b> Beethoven, Ludwig van. Autograph Manuscript of the Canon "Ewig Dein" Woo 161, signed at the end ("...[Ewig] Dein...Freund Ludwig Van Beethowen"). Est. £120,000 to £150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London Oct 26:</b> Brahms, Johannes. Autograph Manuscript of the "Geistliches Wiegenlied", Op.91 No.2, for Contralto, Viola And Piano, the original version of 1864, signed and inscribed at the end by the composer. Est. £200,000 to £250,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London Oct 26:</b> Chopin, Frédéric. Autograph Manuscript of the Opening of the Étude Op.25 No.2, in A-Flat Major, signed and dated ("Paris Ce 28 Avril F. Chopin"). Est. £100,000 to £150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London: Fine Autograph Letters and Manuscripts from a Distinguished Private Collection. Part I: Music. 26 October 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s London Oct 26:</b> Haydn, Joseph. Autograph Letter Signed ("Jos Haydn[Paraph]"), to the Baden Choirmaster Anton Stoll, 30 July 1802. Est. £20,000 to £30,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London Oct 26:</b> Verdi, Giuseppe. Autograph Working Manuscript of a scene from Ernani. Est. £100,000 to £150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London Oct 26:</b> Verdi, Giuseppe. Highly Important Series of Thirty-Six Autograph Letters Signed to The Librettist Salvadore Cammarano, written between 1844 And 1851, the greater part unpublished and unrecorded. Est. £250,000 to £300,000
  • <b>Sotheby’s New York: The Magnificent Botanical Library of D. F. Allen. October 26, 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Oct. 26:</b> Redouté, Pierre Joseph, and Claude Antoine Thory. <i>Les Roses</I>. Paris: Firmin Didot, 1817–1824. Est. $225,000 to $325,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Oct. 26:</b> Trew, Jakob Christoph. <i>Hortus Nitidissimis Omnen Per Annum Superbiens Floribus</i>… Nuremberg: Johann Joseph Fleischmann, 1750 [–1786]. Est. $200,000 to $300,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Oct. 26:</b> Trew, Christoph Jakob, and Benedict Christian Vogel. <i>Plantæ Selectæ</i>…[Nuremberg:] 1750–1773; Supplement, [Augsburg:] 1790 [–1792]. Est. $200,000 to $300,000
    <b>Sotheby’s New York: The Magnificent Botanical Library of D. F. Allen. October 26, 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Oct. 26:</b> Jacquin, Nikolaus Joseph von. <i>Plantarum Rariorum Horti Caesarei Schönbrunnensis Descriptiones Et Icones.</i>Vienna; London; Leiden, 1797–1804. Est. $180,000 to $250,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Oct. 26:</b> Weinmann, Johann Wilhelm. <i>Phytanthoza Iconographia; Sive Conspectus Aliquot Millium, Tam Indigenarum Quam Exoticarum</i>… Regensburg, 1735–1737–1745. Est. $120,000 to $180,000

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Twenty-five Auctions Archived, 39 Sales Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday, November 26th, 2016, 25 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 8 denominated in euros, 1 in British pounds, and 16 in US dollars.  Turnover was $27,074,340 as 9,484 lots were offered and 7,762 sold for an 82% success rate.  It was a strong week.

 

For the week ahead 39 sales are scheduled.

 

7 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Heritage AuctionsComics on November 18th: $9,927,872 
ArtcurialThe World of Herge - Tintin's Creator on November 19th: $3,521,790 
ChristiesComic Strips on November 19th: $3,406,045 
Doyle New YorkRare Books, Autographs and Photographs on November 22nd: $2,188,600 
Kedem AuctionRare and Important Items on November 15th: $2,129,622 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters on November 20th: $1,918,571 
ArtcurialComic Strips on November 18th: $1,228,571 

1 auction saw total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered: 

Burgersdijk and NiermansRare Books on November 16th: 145.68% 


10 sales saw at least 80% of their lots sell: 

Aspire AuctionsFine Art - Prints, Online bistart 10/21 on October 29th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics on November 18th: 99.87% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 11/13 on November 20th: 99.87% 
National Book Auctions16th Century, Children's, Emblem on November 20th: 99.06% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters on November 20th: 97.60% 
John McInnis AuctioneersAmericana - Books and Prints; War Memorabilia on November 11th: 95.52% 
Charlton HallFall Auction on November 19th: 93.33% 
Brunk AuctionsBooks, Prints on November 19th: 87.88% 
Doyle New YorkRare Books, Autographs and Photographs on November 22nd: 87.87% 
Kedem AuctionRare and Important Items on November 15th: 82.53% 
 
Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Artcurial On a marché sur la Lune on November 19th Actual price: USD $1,646,512.
  2. Christies TINTIN ON A MARCHÉ SUR LA LUNE (T.17) on November 19th Actual price: USD $638,650.
  3. Doyle New York The Present State of the British Colonies in America, also known as The Hillsborough Colonial Returns. on November 22nd Actual price: USD $394,000.
  4. Heritage Auctions Superman #1 on November 18th Actual price: USD $358,500.
  5. Heritage Auctions The Amazing Spider-Man #1 Curator Pedigree on November 18th Actual price: USD $262,900.
  6. Christies TINTIN TINTIN ET LE THERMO-ZERO 1960 on November 19th Actual price: USD $244,330.
  7. Heritage Auctions Steve Ditko Amazing Spider-Man #27 Splash Page 1 Original Art on November 18th Actual price: USD $239,000.
  8. Heritage Auctions Batman #1 on November 18th Actual price: USD $239,000.
  9. Christies ASTÉRIX ASTÉRIX EN HISPANIE (T.14) on November 19th Actual price: USD $212,530.
  10. Heritage Auctions Casablanca (Warner Brothers, R-1953). Italian 2 - Fogli (39.5" X 55") Luigi Martinati Artwork. on November 20th Actual price: USD $203,150.
  11. Kedem Auction Pair of Torah finials, created by the Jewish silversmith Abraham Lopes de Oliveyra. on November 15th Actual price: USD $196,800.
  12. Heritage Auctions Casablanca (Warner Brothers, 1942). Half Sheet (22" X 28") Style B. on November 20th Actual price: USD $167,300.
  13. Artcurial Carte neige on November 19th Actual price: USD $155,544.
  14. Doyle New York The Pennsylvania Journal; and the Weekly Advertiser. on November 22nd Actual price: USD $150,000.
  15. Heritage Auctions Robert Crumb Thrilling Murder Comics #3 "Jumpin' Jack Flash" Complete 4-Page Story Original Art on November 18th Actual price: USD $143,400.
  16. Kedem Auction Letter from the Cairo geniza, by Rabbi Shlomo Cohen of Alexandria (Egypt), to his father Rabbi Yehuda who resided in Fustat (now a part of the 'Old Egypt' area in Cairo), Shvat 1148. on November 15th Actual price: USD $135,300.
  17. Heritage Auctions Robert Crumb Mondo Snarfo "Grim Grids" Complete 3-Page Story Original Art on November 18th Actual price: USD $131,450.
  18. Artcurial Astérix le Gaulois on November 18th Actual price: USD $108,205.
  19. Heritage Auctions Flash Comics #1 on November 18th Actual price: USD $107,550.
  20. Heritage Auctions More Fun Comics #73 on November 18th Actual price: USD $104,563.
  21. Kedem Auction Handwritten volume, compilation of compositions of the Arizal's kabbalah, with teachings of R. Israel Sarug, including an unknown composition. on November 15th Actual price: USD $104,550.
  22. Heritage Auctions Alex Raymond Flash Gordon Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 8-14-38 on November 18th Actual price: USD $95,600.
  23. Christies JARRE TINTIN LOTUS BLEU on November 19th Actual price: USD $91,690.
  24. Kedem Auction A volume of handwritten halachic responsa, including original letters by various writers. on November 15th Actual price: USD $86,100.
  25. Artcurial Carte neige on November 19th Actual price: USD $81,154.



25 total sales reported this week:

Purcell Auctioneers. Books on October 26th: 76.25%
Charlton Hall. Fall Auction on November 19th: 93.33%
JellyFishTree. Collectible Books on November 9th: 37.96%
Aspire Auctions. Fine Art - Prints, Online bistart 10/21 on October 29th: 100.00%
Brunk Auctions. Books, Prints on November 19th: 87.88%
Artcurial. The World of Herge - Tintin's Creator on November 19th: 66.95%
Artcurial. Comic Strips on November 18th: 64.86%
National Book Auctions. 16th Century, Children's, Emblem on November 20th: 99.06%
Skinner. Studio Art online - Prints on November 18th: 60.66%
Doyle New York. Rare Books, Autographs and Photographs on November 22nd: 87.87%
Kedem Auction. Rare and Important Items on November 15th: 82.53%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on November 22nd: 79.27%
RR Auction. Music and Entertainment - Internet bidstart 11/10 on November 17th: 56.91%
Cowans Auctions. American History on November 18th: 75.84%
PIASA. Editions : prints, illustrated books, multiples on November 17th: 58.93%
Christies. Comic Strips on November 19th: 63.33%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Books & Works on Paper, inc. Literature,Children’s & Illustrated Books on November 18th: 68.10%
Eldreds. Fall Americana and Paintings on November 19th: 58.06%
Neret Minet and Tessier. Posters on November 18th: 55.75%
Alexander Historical Auctions. Asian Manuscripts, Propaganda & Antiques on November 17th: 57.53%
John McInnis Auctioneers. Americana - Books and Prints; War Memorabilia on November 11th: 95.52%
Burgersdijk and Niermans. Rare Books on November 16th: 79.50%
Heritage Auctions. Comics on November 18th: 99.87%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters on November 20th: 97.60%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 11/13 on November 20th: 99.87%


For the week ahead 39 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Nov. 28th
Dorotheum . Vienna. Autographs. 328 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 56 lots

Tue. Nov. 29th
Sothebys. London. Music and Continental Books and Manuscripts. 222 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Start Collecting: Part 1. 96 lots
Jacksons Auction. Cedar Falls, Iowa . World Treasures Featuring Important Russian, European, Asian & American Works. 13 lots
Winner's Auctions and Exhibitions. Jerusalem. Rare Books & Manuscripts, Rabbinical & Admors letters, Maps of Jerusalem, Judiaca. 407 lots
Ader. PARIS. Letters, Autographs and Manuscripts.

Wed. Nov. 30th
Bonhams. London. Prints and Multiples. 308 lots
Christies. London - King Street. Giancarlo Bettrame Library of Science Books, Part 2. 368 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Photography. 345 lots
Tajan. Paris. Prints. 299 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints. 11 lots
Chiswick Auctions. London. Printed Books and Manuscripts. 262 lots
Ader. PARIS. Letters, Autographs and Manuscripts.

Thu. Dec. 1st
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books, Maps and Ephemera.
Swann Galleries. New York. Art, Press & Illustrated Books. 250 lots
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Photography. 122 lots
Christies. London - King Street. Valuable Printed Books and Manuscripts. 165 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Books with Children's Literature, Art and Illustrated. 502 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Editions - Prints. 22 lots
Anteo Subastas. San Sebastián. December Auction - Prints. 13 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Autographs, Memorabilia and Vintage Posters. 711 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Asian Art at Auction - Prints, Books. 74 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Prints and Photographs. 134 lots

Fri. Dec. 2nd
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Louisiana Purchase Auction - Day 1 - Historical Documents, Maps and Prints. 126 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books, Maps and Ephemera.
ALDE. Paris. Original Editions from the 19th-21st Centuries. 223 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Photographs Curated by Lou Proud. 74 lots
Guernseys. New York, NY. The Neil Leifer Photographic Collection - Day 1. 200 lots
Rago Arts and Auctions. Lambertville. Remix: Timeless Style - Prints and Photographs. 19 lots

Sat. Dec. 3rd
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Winter Magic: The Rex Conklin Library and Other Fine Conjuring Collections. 550 lots
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Prints and Multiples. 161 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Americana & Political. 682 lots
Guernseys. New York, NY. The Neil Leifer Photographic Collection - Day 2. 432 lots
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Louisiana Purchase Auction - Day 2 - Manuscript, Maps, Prints. 36 lots

Sun. Dec. 4th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 11/27.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 11/27.
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. Private Collection: Artists' Books and Catalogues. 113 lots
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Louisiana Purchase Auction - Day 3 - Manuscript, Maps, Prints.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Results from Bonhams’ sale of <i>Fine Books & Manuscripts Featuring Exploration and Travel</i></b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Columbus. De Insulis nuper in mari Indico repertis. Basel, 1494. SOLD for $751,500
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Cook in Tahiti. [Playbill]. [Germany, c.1840.] SOLD for $6,250
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Aa, Pieter van der. Naaukeurige versameling der gedenk-waardigste zee en land-reysen. Leyden, 1706-8. SOLD for $35,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Dürer. Underweysung der messung [and two more]. Nuremberg, 1525-8. SOLD for $175,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Cortes, Hernan. A Pleito signed by Antonio de Mendoza in the case of Hernan Cortes. 1542. SOLD for $8750
    <b>Results from Bonhams’ <i>The Air and Space Sale</i></b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> Russian Kholod 5D67 HFL Rocket Engine. SOLD for $25,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> Neil Armstrong Apollo Era Training Glove. SOLD for $50,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> Full Scale Sputnik-1 EMC/EMI Lab Model. SOLD for $847,500
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> SOLRAD GREB Spy Satellite Engineering Dummy. SOLD for $10,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> Soviet LK-3 Lunar Lander Model. SOLD for $25,000
  • <b>Sotheby’s Paris: Books & Manuscripts. 30 October 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, Oct. 30:</b> MARCEL PROUST. Du côté de chez Swann. Grasset, 1913. First edition. One of 5 copies on Japan paper, inscribed by the author to Louis Brun. Est. €400,000 - 600,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, Oct. 30:</b> Saint-Exupéry. <i>25 Autograph Illustrated Letters to his Friend Charles Sallès</i>. Est. €30,000-50,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, Oct. 30:</b> French Revolution, 1793. Déclaration des droits de l’Homme. 2,55 x 1,30m. A monumental wallpaper poster of the 1793 version, with hand-colored highlights. Unique copy. Est. €100,000 - 150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, Oct. 30:</b> GIAMBATTISTA PIRANESI. <i>Vedute di Roma</i>, 1748-1775. 107 etchings. An exceptional copy, printed and bound before 1780. Est. €50,000 - 80,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, Oct. 30:</b> Picasso, Pablo -- Fernando de Rojas. LA CÉLESTINE. [PARIS, EDITIONS DE L'ATELIER CROMMELYNCK, 1971.] One of the 30 copies hors commerce (n° X). 66 original etchings by Picasso. Signed. Est. €30,000 - €35,000
  • <b>19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy.</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Exodus 10:10 to 16:15. Complete Biblical scroll sheet in Hebrew, a Torah scroll panel. Middle East, ca. 10th or 11th century.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Copernicus Refuted. (Astronomy.). Scientific manuscript of a course of studies at Collège de la Trinité, Lyon. 1660s.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Israel’s War of Independence and the Early Days of the IDF. 58 photographs presented to Israel Ber, IDF officer and later convicted spy.
    <b>19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy.</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Early Unpublished Darwin letter on the races of man. Autograph Letter Signed [to Henry Denny]. Down, Kent, June 1, [1844].
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Classic Image of American Slavery. Kimball, M. H. <i>Emancipated Slaves</i>. New York: George Hanks, 1863.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> (Underground Railroad.) Scaggs, Isaac. Important Runaway Slave Poster: $500 Reward Ran away, or decoyed from the subscriber…