• <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
  • <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…

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Twenty-one Auctions Archived, 35 Auctions Scheduled this Week

For the week ended Saturday, June 3, 2017, 21 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; one sale denominated in Australian dollars, 12 in euros, 1 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 6 in US dollars.  Sales totaled $2,973,769 as 6,131 lots were offered and 4,397 sold for a 72% success rate.

 

4 auctions saw total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered in the sale: 

Brunk AuctionsOnline Sale: Naturalist Prints and More... Internet bidstart 5/11 on May 25th: 205.37% 
Australian Book AuctionsThe Collection of Michael Aitkin, Esq. The Port Phillip District of New South Wales, The Colony of V on May 29th: 141.64% 
AguttesCollection of Posters on the Theme of SNCF on May 30th: 128.28% 
Il PonteBooks, Manuscripts and Engravings on May 22nd: 109.83% 


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

National Book AuctionsBooks on May 20th: 100.00% 
Australian Book AuctionsThe Collection of Michael Aitkin, Esq. The Port Phillip District of New South Wales, The Colony of V on May 29th: 99.57% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 5/21 on May 28th: 99.34% 
Aspire AuctionsArt - Prints - bidstart 5/19 on May 27th: 95.83% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 5/21 on May 28th: 95.31% 
Brunk AuctionsOnline Sale: Naturalist Prints and More... Internet bidstart 5/11 on May 25th: 91.23% 
Forum AuctionsImportant Books and Manuscripts on May 24th: 80.43% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Il Ponte Le donne famose (De mulieribus claris). on May 22nd Actual price: USD $75,600.
  2. Aguttes Histoire des Oiseaux Peints dans tous leurs aspects, apparens et sensibles, ornée de planches coloriées. on June 22nd Actual price: USD $50,800.
  3. Aguttes EXPLORATION ANTARCTIQUE - Expéditions Charcot. on May 12th Actual price: USD $29,726.
  4. Il Ponte Horae Beatae Mariae Virginis. on May 22nd Actual price: USD $28,000.
  5. ALDE Observations sur la Virginie, traduites de l'anglois. on May 31st Actual price: USD $27,328.
  6. Aguttes Les Maîtres de l'affiche" - Publication mensuelle contenant la reproduction en couleur des plus belles affiches illustrées de la fin du XIXe siècle. on May 12th Actual price: USD $27,140.
  7. Australian Book Auctions AN ACCOUNT OF THE ENGLISH COLONY IN NEW SOUTH WALES, on May 29th Actual price: USD $23,050.
  8. Morton Subastas Mexico Illustrated in Twenty-Six Drawings. on May 31st Actual price: USD $21,600.
  9. Forum Auctions Vitruvius Britannicus, or The British Architect… on May 24th Actual price: USD $17,738.
  10. Morton Subastas Mapa de los Estados Unidos Mejicanos Arreglado a la Distribución que en Diversos Decretos ha Hecho del Territorio el Congreso General Mejicano. on May 31st Actual price: USD $16,800.
  11. Forum Auctions Bible, Latin.- Biblia Latina cum postillis Nicolai de Lyra et expositionibus Guilelmi Britonis on May 24th Actual price: USD $16,125.
  12. Il Ponte [Composite Atlas]. on May 22nd Actual price: USD $15,400.
  13. Il Ponte Summa de casibus conscientiae. on May 22nd Actual price: USD $15,400.
  14. Aguttes Carte générale de la France faite en 1744. on November 15th Actual price: USD $15,309.
  15. Forum Auctions Shahnama [The Book of Kings] on May 24th Actual price: USD $13,706.
  16. PIASA Yamamoto, 1997 on May 23rd Actual price: USD $12,740.
  17. Il Ponte Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica. on May 22nd Actual price: USD $12,600.
  18. Il Ponte Danthe alighieri fiorentino. on May 22nd Actual price: USD $12,600.
  19. Aguttes Corona Florida Medicimae sive De conservatione sanitatis. Venezia per Johannem de For­livio et Gregorium Fratres, die XX mensis Junii M CCCC LXXXXI on November 15th Actual price: USD $12,526.
  20. Morton Subastas Bando. on May 31st Actual price: USD $11,400.
  21. Il Ponte Compendio y Philosophia y Destreza de las armas reducido a su simplicidad di rigido a Don Juan Ferdinando Baron de Quienburg Saragozza, 1625. on May 22nd Actual price: USD $11,200.
  22. ALDE Voyage autour du monde, principalement à la Californie et aux Iles Sandwich, pendant les années 1826, 1827, 1828, et 1829. on May 31st Actual price: USD $10,931.
  23. Australian Book Auctions SIT NOMEN DOMINI BENEDICTUM. THE EUREKA STOCKADE. on May 29th Actual price: USD $10,638.
  24. Il Ponte BATTHYANY, Conte Antonio Giuseppe. on May 22nd Actual price: USD $9,800.
  25. Aguttes LIVRE D'HEURES (usage de Châlons-sur-Marne: matines, «Benedicta tu / Sancta maria»; tierce, «Rubum quem / Paradisi porta»; vêpres, «Beata mater / Beata es virgo») on May 12th Actual price: USD $9,743.



21 total sales reported this week:

PBA Galleries. The Richard Beagle Collection of Angling & Sporting Books, Part I on June 1st: 66.04%
ALDE. Travel Books, Maps and Plans - Atlases - Globes on May 31st: 51.51%
Forum Auctions. Important Books and Manuscripts on May 24th: 80.43%
Australian Book Auctions. The Collection of Michael Aitkin, Esq. The Port Phillip District of New South Wales, The Colony of V on May 29th: 99.57%
Morton Subastas. Books of Travel, Exploration, Geography on May 31st: 46.87%
Aguttes. Antiquarian Books and Documents on May 12th: 52.94%
Aguttes. Books and Old Paper on June 22nd: 52.00%
Aguttes. Books and Manuscripts on November 15th: 56.11%
Aguttes. Collection of Posters on the Theme of SNCF on May 30th: 79.10%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on May 30th: 74.36%
Aspire Auctions. Art - Prints - bidstart 5/19 on May 27th: 95.83%
Brunk Auctions. Online Sale: Naturalist Prints and More... Internet bidstart 5/11 on May 25th: 91.23%
Neret Minet and Tessier. Marine - Voyages on June 29th: 47.54%
Neret Minet and Tessier. Imagery on December 11th: 38.60%
Neret Minet and Tessier. Posters on May 19th: 46.09%
PIASA. Photographs on May 23rd: 26.62%
Il Ponte. Books, Manuscripts and Engravings on May 22nd: 76.64%
National Book Auctions. Books on May 20th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 5/21 on May 28th: 95.31%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 5/21 on May 28th: 99.34%
Marc van de Wiele Auctions. Books on May 20th: 72.55%


For the week ahead 35 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jun. 5th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 53 lots
Il Ponte. Milan. Interior Decoration - Day 4 - Prints. 23 lots
Bonhams. New York. Animation Art. 292 lots
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . Art - Prints. 24 lots

Tue. Jun. 6th
Bonhams. New York. Modern and Contemporary Prints and Multiples. 180 lots
Il Ponte. Milan. Interior Decoration - Day 5 - Books. 525 lots
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Jewish and Israeli History and Culture. 506 lots
Chiswick Auctions. London. General - Books and Prints. 26 lots

Wed. Jun. 7th
Swann Galleries. New York. Maps and Atlases, Natural History and Color Plate Books. 428 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Three Day Books and Ephemera Sale. 1223 lots
Sothebys. London. The Library of William O’Brien: Property of the Milltown Park Charitable Trust. 379 lots
Bonhams. New York. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 357 lots
Moreshet Auctions. Jerusalem. Judaica - Books, Manuscripts, Letters. 64 lots
Purcell Auctioneers. Birr. Antiques and Collectables -Books and Prints. 70 lots
Il Ponte. Milan. Interior Decorations - Day 6. 48 lots

Thu. Jun. 8th
ALDE. Paris. Autograph Letters and Manuscripts. 423 lots
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. Historical and Pop Culture. 133 lots
Il Ponte. Milan. Interior Decorations - Day 7. 29 lots
Christies. Paris. Contemporary Art Day Auction - Prints. 13 lots
Forum Auctions in Italy. Roma. Antiquarian and Rare Books. 80 lots

Fri. Jun. 9th
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. American History. 331 lots
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH. Berlin-Schoneberg. Old and Modern Art, Modern Photography, Antiques. 205 lots
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. Animation and Disneyana. 650 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Books and Prints - Live auction begins May 30. 43 lots
Il Ponte. Milan. Interior Decorations - Day 8. 12 lots
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Lee's Summit . Our 19th Annual Spring Art Auction - Prints. 68 lots

Sat. Jun. 10th
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . June Estates Auction. 61 lots
Potomack Company. Alexandria. Live Auction - Books, Prints. 25 lots
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. The Grossman/Nicholson Collection II. 438 lots
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Cleveland. Works on Paper - Prints.
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . Automobilia. 82 lots
Rago Arts and Auctions. Lambertville. Remix: Effortless Style - Prints and Photographs. 18 lots

Sun. Jun. 11th
Grogan and Company. Dedham. The June Auction - Prints. 22 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 6/4.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 6/4.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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
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  • <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