• <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-eight Auctions Archived, 18 Sales this Week

For the week ended Saturday, July 1, 2017, 28 Auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 9 denominated in euros, 6 in British pounds, 1 in Swedish krona, and 12 in US dollars.  Turnover was $11,912,875 as 7,098 lots were offered and 5,573 sold for a 79% success rate.  Average lot value was $2,138.

 

4 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

SothebysContemporary Art Day Auction - Prints on June 29th: $2,005,250 
Pierre Berge and AssociesLIBRARY OF PIERRE BERGÉ '' MUSIC BEFORE ANYTHING ELSE ... '' MUSICIANS AND POETS IN ASSOCIATION WIT on June 28th: $1,890,880 
SothebysContemporary Art Evening Auction - Prints on June 28th: $1,597,440 
BonhamsPrints and Multiples on June 27th: $1,312,228 


8 auctions saw total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered: 

Dorotheum Books and Decorative Prints on June 28th: 195.63% 
Cowans AuctionsAn Eclectic Collection: the Library of the Late Dr. Ivan Gilbert of Columbus, Ohio: Timed Bidsquare on June 26th: 141.28% 
FerratonBooks, Prints, Photographs on June 24th: 137.03% 
Stockholms AuktionsverkRare Books, Maps and Manuscripts on June 20th: 136.83% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersFine Auction - Prints on June 24th: 126.19% 
SothebysContemporary Art Day Auction - Prints on June 29th: 109.17% 
Jacksons AuctionWorld Treasures: Important Russian, European, Asian & American Works on June 27th: 108.51% 
AderLetters and Autographs on June 20th: 104.73% 


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

National Book AuctionsBooks on June 24th: 100.00% 
Forum Auctions in ItalyNo Reserve Online Sale: Antiquarian and Rare Books on June 28th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 6/18 on June 25th: 99.45% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 6/18 on June 25th: 95.65% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersFine Auction - Prints on June 24th: 91.67% 
Jacksons AuctionWorld Treasures: Important Russian, European, Asian & American Works on June 27th: 91.67% 
William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsJune Quarterly Fine and Decorative Arts Catalogue on June 27th: 90.91% 
Dorotheum Books and Decorative Prints on June 28th: 82.08% 
Cowans AuctionsAn Eclectic Collection: the Library of the Late Dr. Ivan Gilbert of Columbus, Ohio: Timed Bidsquare on June 26th: 81.97% 
FerratonBooks, Prints, Photographs on June 24th: 80.17% 
 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys CAGE GRID (COMPLETE SET) on June 29th Actual price: USD $1,181,375.
  2. Sothebys RIMINI on June 28th Actual price: USD $748,480.
  3. Sothebys FREISCHWIMMER #81 on June 28th Actual price: USD $640,960.
  4. Dorotheum De humani corporis fabrica libri septem. on June 28th Actual price: USD $395,500.
  5. Sothebys ANDY WARHOL, ‘ELVIS’, 1964  on June 29th Actual price: USD $227,500.
  6. Sothebys ANONYMOUS on June 28th Actual price: USD $208,000.
  7. Bonhams Le Cirque on June 27th Actual price: USD $189,230.
  8. Stockholms Auktionsverk New Kreüterbuch, in welchem nit allein die gantz histori, das ist, namen, gestalt, statt vnd zeit der wachsung, natur, krafft vnd würckung, … on June 20th Actual price: USD $168,438.
  9. Pierre Berge and Associes Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg [Livret annoté par Wagner]. on June 28th Actual price: USD $142,147.
  10. Sothebys LIGHTER GREEN/RED III on June 29th Actual price: USD $105,625.
  11. Bolaffi Ambassador Auctions Civitates Orbis Terrarum. on June 22nd Actual price: USD $103,395.
  12. Dorotheum De historia stirpium commentarii insignes. on June 28th Actual price: USD $98,875.
  13. Sothebys FALTENWURF (GREY) on June 29th Actual price: USD $94,250.
  14. Bonhams Balloon Girl on June 27th Actual price: USD $82,550.
  15. Pierre Berge and Associes Un couPde dés jamais n'abolira le hasard. Épreuves corrigées. on June 28th Actual price: USD $82,525.
  16. Sothebys THE ARRIVAL OF SPRING IN WOLDGATE, EAST YORKSHIRE IN 2011 (TWENTY ELEVEN) - 1 APRIL, 2011 on June 29th Actual price: USD $73,125.
  17. Sothebys MISSING LEBANESE WARS on June 29th Actual price: USD $71,500.
  18. Pierre Berge and Associes Le Cimetière marin. on June 28th Actual price: USD $71,432.
  19. Pierre Berge and Associes Musurgia Universalis sive Ars Magna Consoni et Dissoni in X. Libros digesta. on June 28th Actual price: USD $71,432.
  20. Bolaffi Ambassador Auctions De re militari. on June 22nd Actual price: USD $68,930.
  21. Pierre Berge and Associes The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer now newly imprinted. on June 28th Actual price: USD $60,003.
  22. Pierre Berge and Associes La Gierusalemme liberata (...) con le figure di Bernardo Castello; e le Annotationi di Scipio<br/>Gentili, e di Giulio Guastavini. on June 28th Actual price: USD $53,574.
  23. Pierre Berge and Associes Calligrammes. Poèmes de la paix et de la guerre. (1913-1916). Ondes - Étendards - Case d'Armons - Lueurs des tirs - Obus couleur de lune - La Tête étoilée. on June 28th Actual price: USD $50,003.
  24. Bonhams Flowers on June 27th Actual price: USD $47,625.
  25. Pierre Berge and Associes Le Blason des fleurs où sont contenus plusieurs secrets de medecine. Dédié à tres-illustre Princesse, Marguerite de France, Royne de Navarre. on June 28th Actual price: USD $44,288.



28 total sales reported this week:

Grays Auctioneers. Fine Art - Prints and Photography on June 28th: 62.71%
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. June Quarterly Fine and Decorative Arts Catalogue on June 27th: 90.91%
Pierre Berge and Associes. LIBRARY OF PIERRE BERGÉ '' MUSIC BEFORE ANYTHING ELSE ... '' MUSICIANS AND POETS IN ASSOCIATION WIT on June 28th: 64.62%
PBA Galleries. Americana - World History & Exploration - Natural History on June 29th: 66.82%
Bloomsbury Auctions. The Erotica Sale: Books, Works on Paper, Photographs on June 29th: 73.04%
Sothebys. Contemporary Art Day Auction - Prints on June 29th: 76.19%
Ferraton. Books, Prints, Photographs on June 24th: 80.17%
National Book Auctions. Books on June 24th: 100.00%
Forum Auctions in Italy. No Reserve Online Sale: Antiquarian and Rare Books on June 28th: 100.00%
Chiswick Auctions. Modern & Contemporary Art from A Distinguished Private Collection, Part One on June 27th: 12.50%
Dorotheum . Books and Decorative Prints on June 28th: 82.08%
Jacksons Auction. World Treasures: Important Russian, European, Asian & American Works on June 27th: 91.67%
Bonhams. Entertainment Memorabilia on June 28th: 63.78%
Bolaffi Ambassador Auctions. Rare Books and Autographs on June 22nd: 71.99%
RR Auction. Bonnie and Clyde - Online bidstart 6/15 on June 23rd: 65.65%
Sothebys. Contemporary Art Evening Auction - Prints on June 28th: 75.00%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Fine Auction - Prints on June 24th: 91.67%
Bonhams. Prints and Multiples on June 27th: 68.07%
Stockholms Auktionsverk. Rare Books, Maps and Manuscripts on June 20th: 77.06%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on June 27th: 79.12%
Cowans Auctions. An Eclectic Collection: the Library of the Late Dr. Ivan Gilbert of Columbus, Ohio: Timed Bidsquare on June 26th: 81.97%
Pandolfini. Books, Manuscripts and Autographs on June 20th: 63.93%
Pandolfini. Prints and Drawings from the 16th to the 20th Century on June 20th: 56.99%
Skinner. Discovery - Online Auction - Prints Bidstart 6/15 on June 27th: 62.50%
Ader. Letters and Autographs on June 20th: 68.47%
Eldreds. Fine and Decorative Arts - Prints, Books, etc. on June 23rd: 57.66%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 6/18 on June 25th: 95.65%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 6/18 on June 25th: 99.45%


For the week ahead 18 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jul. 3rd
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Benjamin Rabier. 311 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 75 lots

Tue. Jul. 4th
Rossini. Paris. Engravings, etc.. 9 lots

Wed. Jul. 5th
Bonhams. London. Prints and Multiples. 364 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Cricket Books and Works on Paper. 83 lots
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . Post Cards and Posters. 86 lots
Sothebys. London. Treasures: Lot 19, Adolph Menzel Book. 1 lots

Thu. Jul. 6th
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Western and Oriental Manuscripts and Miniatures. 175 lots

Fri. Jul. 7th
Vermot de Pas. Paris. Cinema Posters.
Skinner. Marlborough. Irresistible. Unreserved. - Books, Prints - bidstart 6/21. 79 lots

Sat. Jul. 8th
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 569 lots
Goldberg Coins and Collectibles. LOS ANGELES. Collectibles and Space Memorabilia. 391 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Great American July Auction - Session one: prints, books, ephemera. 234 lots
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Books, Prints. 106 lots

Sun. Jul. 9th
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Summer Estates Auction. 31 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Great American July Auction - Session two: prints, books, ephemera. 185 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/2.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 7/2.

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