• <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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37 Auctions Archived, 24 Sales this Week

For the week ended Saturday, June 24, 2017, 37 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 22 denominated in euros, 5 in British pounds, and 10 in US dollars.  Turnover was $11,609,453 as 13,472 lots were offered and 8,925 sold for a 66% success rate.

 

For the week of 26 June ending July 2 24 sales are scheduled.

 

2 auctions saw total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

ChristiesComic Strips and Illustrations on June 17th: $2,261,840 
ArtcurialBooks and Manuscripts on June 14th: $1,157,829 

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

PIASAEngravings, etc. on June 15th: 645.88% 
Leland Little AuctionsContemporary Prints and Photographs from the Davidson Art College Collection - Online bidstart 6/7 on June 17th: 160.50% 
Henri Godts Books and Prints AuctionsBooks on June 20th: 125.04% 
Chiswick AuctionsFine Art - Prints on June 13th: 124.38% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsFine Art and Antiques - Prints on June 14th: 121.03% 
PIASAAsian Art - Books and Prints on June 23rd: 107.26% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on June 14th: 105.69% 
Bubb KuyperBooks, Manuscripts, Prints - Part 5 on June 1st: 104.56% 
Bubb KuyperBooks, Manuscripts, Prints - Part 6 on June 1st: 103.89% 
Dorotheum Modern and Contemporary Prints on June 14th: 100.40% 


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

Leland Little AuctionsContemporary Prints and Photographs from the Davidson Art College Collection - Online bidstart 6/7 on June 17th: 100.00% 
Leland Little AuctionsContemporary Prints and Photographs from the Davidson Art College Collection - Online bidstart 6/7Co on June 14th: 100.00% 
PIASAEngravings, etc. on June 15th: 97.14% 
Grogan and CompanyThe June Auction - Prints on June 11th: 95.45% 
FreemansBooks, Maps and Manuscripts on June 16th: 89.30% 
Rachel Davis Fine ArtsWorks on Paper - Prints on June 10th: 88.78% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on June 14th: 85.69% 
Leslie Hindman AuctioneersFine Art - Prints and Photography on June 22nd: 84.31% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on June 15th: 83.51% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on June 20th: 81.93% 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Minerva Auctions Roma Sidereus Nuncius on June 15th Actual price: USD $448,000.
  2. Artcurial Aquarelle originale utilisée pour l'illustration du Petit Prince on June 14th Actual price: USD $329,504.
  3. Christies ASTÉRIX, ASTÉRIX ET LE CHAUDRON (T.13), DARGAUD 1969 on June 17th Actual price: USD $271,600.
  4. Artcurial Aquarelle originale utilisée pour l'illustration du Petit Prince on June 14th Actual price: USD $253,120.
  5. Christies BLAKE ET MORTIMER, LE MYSTÈRE DE LA GRANDE PYRAMIDE T.2 (T.4), on June 17th Actual price: USD $150,640.
  6. Christies XIII, DARGAUD, Illustration originale, réalisée en 1989, on June 17th Actual price: USD $117,040.
  7. Artcurial Suite de 11 dessins originaux on June 14th Actual price: USD $116,480.
  8. Kestenbaum and Company Arba’ah Turim [The Four Orders of the Jewish Code of Law] Second incunable edition. on June 22nd Actual price: USD $87,500.
  9. Bubb Kuyper Ongeluckige Voyagie, Van 't Schip Batavia, Nae de Oost-Indien. Gebleven op de Abrolhos van Frederick Houtman, … on May 31st Actual price: USD $87,360.
  10. Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. on June 20th Actual price: USD $80,475.
  11. Christies GASTON, Illustration originale, Prudent Pimpon, publiée dans on June 17th Actual price: USD $76,720.
  12. Adams Amsterdam Auctions Toonneel der steden van de Vereenighde Nederlanden met hare Beschrijvingen, Uytgegeven by -.. on June 20th Actual price: USD $68,931.
  13. Heritage Auctions James Jamerson Owned and Played 1961 Fender Precision Bass, Serial Number 60228, with Strap, Case, and Photo Archive. on June 18th Actual price: USD $68,750.
  14. Dominic Winter Book Auctions [Drevnosti Rossiskago Gosudarstva: Izdaniya po Vysochaishemu Poveleniyu, on June 14th Actual price: USD $59,654.
  15. Artcurial comte de BUFFON 1707-1788 on June 14th Actual price: USD $59,447.
  16. PIASA LA FORTUNE AVEUGLE DISTRIBUANT DES PRESENTS - CUPIDON ET PSYCHE on June 15th Actual price: USD $58,240.
  17. Heritage Auctions Beatles - Original Tony Curtis Cut-Out from the Cover of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (U.K., 1967), in Framed Display. on June 18th Actual price: USD $57,500.
  18. Heritage Auctions Beatles Yesterday And Today Sealed First State Mono "Butcher Cover" LP in GEM MINT 10 Condition (Capitol T2553, 1966). on June 18th Actual price: USD $57,500.
  19. Bubb Kuyper Luchtkasteel. on June 1st Actual price: USD $57,120.
  20. Dominic Winter Book Auctions The Birds of Great Britain on June 14th Actual price: USD $55,066.
  21. PIASA Album including 83 oban tate-e prints on June 23rd Actual price: USD $53,872.
  22. RR Auction Isaac Newton ADS on June 14th Actual price: USD $53,806.
  23. Bubb Kuyper [N.K.F.]. (Normalieënboekje) on May 30th Actual price: USD $53,280.
  24. Christies THORGAL, LES ARCHERS (T.9), LE LOMBARD 1985 on June 17th Actual price: USD $53,200.
  25. Freemans Bible in Latin. on June 16th Actual price: USD $53,125.


37 total sales reported this week:

Bubb Kuyper. Books, Manuscripts, Prints - Part 7 on June 2nd: 76.94%
Bubb Kuyper. Books, Manuscripts, Prints - Part 6 on June 1st: 76.36%
Bubb Kuyper. Books, Manuscripts, Prints - Part 5 on June 1st: 75.64%
Bubb Kuyper. Books, Manuscripts, Prints - Part 4 on May 31st: 70.71%
Bubb Kuyper. Books, Manuscripts, Prints - Part 3 on May 31st: 55.74%
PIASA. Asian Art - Books and Prints on June 23rd: 56.82%
PIASA. Masters : prints, books, and multiples XXe Including Andy Warhol : L’intégrale on June 22nd: 54.29%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Fine Art - Prints and Photography on June 22nd: 84.31%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Books and Works on Paper on June 22nd: 72.60%
Minerva Auctions Roma. Books, Autographs and Prints on June 15th: 54.15%
Vermot de Pas. NASA Photographs on June 13th: 24.00%
Vermot de Pas. Children Books - Jean-Jacques Loup Original Drawings on June 12th: 11.04%
Kestenbaum and Company. Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Autograph Letters & Graphic Art on June 22nd: 50.73%
Bubb Kuyper. Books, Manuscripts, Prints - Part 2 on May 30th: 71.90%
Bubb Kuyper. Books, Manuscripts, Prints - Part 1 on May 30th: 70.08%
Clars Auction Gallery. Antiques, Asian and Fine Arts: Prints on June 17th: 78.36%
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Works on Paper - Prints on June 10th: 88.78%
Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions. Books on June 20th: 76.17%
Bruun Rasmussen. Books and Manuscripts on June 20th: 78.38%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on June 20th: 81.93%
Adams Amsterdam Auctions. Books, Prints on June 20th: 78.23%
Clars Auction Gallery. Antiques, Asian and Fine Arts: Prints on June 18th: 74.51%
Vermot de Pas. Sporlympique III: 100% Sport Sale on June 13th: 18.24%
Leland Little Auctions. Contemporary Prints and Photographs from the Davidson Art College Collection - Online bidstart 6/7Co on June 14th: 100.00%
Leland Little Auctions. Contemporary Prints and Photographs from the Davidson Art College Collection - Online bidstart 6/7 on June 17th: 100.00%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on June 15th: 83.51%
PIASA. Engravings, etc. on June 15th: 97.14%
Christies. Comic Strips and Illustrations on June 17th: 70.55%
Freemans. Books, Maps and Manuscripts on June 16th: 89.30%
RR Auction. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 5/19 on June 14th: 64.84%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Fine Art and Antiques - Prints on June 14th: 79.26%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps and Documents on June 14th: 85.69%
Dorotheum . Art Photography on June 14th: 58.73%
Dorotheum . Modern and Contemporary Prints on June 14th: 61.64%
Artcurial. Books and Manuscripts on June 14th: 30.89%
Grogan and Company. The June Auction - Prints on June 11th: 95.45%
Chiswick Auctions. Fine Art - Prints on June 13th: 72.73%


For the week ahead 24 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jun. 26th
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. Hollywood - Day 1. 650 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 91 lots
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. An Eclectic Collection: the Library of the Late Dr. Ivan Gilbert of Columbus, Ohio: Timed Bidsquare.

Tue. Jun. 27th
Bonhams. London. Prints and Multiples. 119 lots
Jacksons Auction. Cedar Falls, Iowa . World Treasures: Important Russian, European, Asian & American Works. 24 lots
Chiswick Auctions. London. Modern & Contemporary Art from A Distinguished Private Collection, Part One. 8 lots
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Jewish and Israeli History and Culture. 341 lots
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Chadds Ford, PA . June Quarterly Fine and Decorative Arts Catalogue. 44 lots
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. Hollywood Auction - Day 2. 297 lots

Wed. Jun. 28th
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. LIBRARY OF PIERRE BERGÉ '' MUSIC BEFORE ANYTHING ELSE ... '' MUSICIANS AND POETS IN ASSOCIATION WIT. 260 lots
Bonhams. London. Entertainment Memorabilia. 185 lots
Dorotheum . Vienna. Books and Decorative Prints. 385 lots
Forum Auctions in Italy. Roma. No Reserve Online Sale: Antiquarian and Rare Books. 110 lots
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . Fine Art - Prints and Photography. 118 lots
Sothebys. London. Contemporary Art Evening Auction - Prints. 4 lots
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. Hollywood Auction - Day 3. 229 lots

Thu. Jun. 29th
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Americana - World History & Exploration - Natural History. 636 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. The Erotica Sale: Books, Works on Paper, Photographs. 115 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 94 lots
Sothebys. London. Contemporary Art Day Auction - Prints. 21 lots

Fri. Jun. 30th
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. 75172 Pforzheim. Books, Maps and Prints. 4635 lots

Sat. Jul. 1st
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Prints and Multiples, Photography. 285 lots
Vermot de Pas. Paris. Comics and Original Plates.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Animation Art. 920 lots

Sun. Jul. 2nd
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. Empire at Fontainebleau. 96 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 6/25.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 6/25.

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