• <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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21 Auctions Archived, 22 More This Week

For the week ending Saturday, July 8, 21 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database, 8 in U.S. dollars, 4 in British pounds, 6 in euros, 2 in Swiss francs, and 1 in Mexican pesos. Sales were $9.2 million ($9,199,970 for those keeping exact score) as 10,678 lots were offered and 6,839 were sold. That was a soft 64% sell-through rate, while the average lot price came in at $1,345.

 

3 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Profiles in History. Hollywood - Day 1 on June 26th: $1,640,036
Heritage Auctions. Animation Art on July 2nd: $1,415,570
Profiles in History. Hollywood Auction - Day 2 on June 27th: $1,083,550

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

Kedem Auction. Jewish and Israeli History and Culture on June 27th: 259.03%
Profiles in History. Hollywood - Day 1 on June 26th: 135.18%
Profiles in History. Hollywood Auction - Day 3 on June 28th: 120.20%
Neret Minet and Tessier. Benjamin Rabier on July 3rd: 113.53%
Winner's Auctions and Exhibitions. Books and Manuscripts on June 20th: 105.47%


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

Heritage Auctions. Animation Art on July 2nd: 99.13%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 6/25 on July 2nd: 98.85%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 6/25 on July 2nd: 98.11%
Profiles in History. Hollywood - Day 1 on June 26th: 90.46%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on June 29th: 86.17%
Winner's Auctions and Exhibitions. Books and Manuscripts on June 20th: 82.65%

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Profiles in History Casablanca producer Hal Wallis' copy of the shooting script with additional Warner Bros. production file. on June 27th Actual price: USD $168,000.
  2. Profiles in History Edgar Wallace's personal film typescript for King Kong with Wallace's handwritten revisions. on June 27th Actual price: USD $120,000.
  3. Profiles in History Peter Ostrum "Charlie Bucket" Golden Ticket from Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory - Mel Stuart. on June 27th Actual price: USD $96,000.
  4. Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen Das Kapital. Kritik der politischen Oekonomie. Erster Band. Buch 1: Der Produktionsprocess des Kapitals. on July 1st Actual price: USD $84,750.
  5. Winner's Auctions and Exhibitions Letter. Professor Einstein expresses his opinion, "What is the primary worry of the Creator?" Princeton, 1954 on June 20th Actual price: USD $84,000.
  6. OSENAT Lettre autographe signée « Bonapart » au Directeur Paul BARRAS. on July 2nd Actual price: USD $69,825.
  7. Koller Auctions Drei Akte im Wald. 1933. on July 1st Actual price: USD $62,920.
  8. Ader Dada. on June 23rd Actual price: USD $62,585.
  9. Winner's Auctions and Exhibitions An Extraordinarily Rare Letter from Rabbi Gershon Chanoch Leiner of Radzin, Ba'al HaTecheilet on June 20th Actual price: USD $62,400.
  10. Heritage Auctions Fantasia "Night on Bald Mountain" Concept Painting by Kay Nielsen on July 2nd Actual price: USD $59,750.
  11. Winner's Auctions and Exhibitions "Shabbat Shuva" sermon in the handwriting of the Chatam Sofer on June 20th Actual price: USD $57,600.
  12. Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen Bible. Eaux-fortes originales de Marc Chagall. 2 Bde. on July 1st Actual price: USD $51,980.
  13. Winner's Auctions and Exhibitions Letter. Prof. Einstein with handwritten formulas, Princeton 1951 on June 20th Actual price: USD $50,400.
  14. Winner's Auctions and Exhibitions "Sefer HaLevush." Personal copy of kabbalist Rabbi Shmuel Vital, son of Rabbi Chaim Vital, with many glosses in his handwriting on June 20th Actual price: USD $48,000.
  15. Winner's Auctions and Exhibitions "Meor Einayim." "Yismach Lev." Discovery, first, unknown variant! First Edition. Slavuta, [1798] on June 20th Actual price: USD $48,000.
  16. Neret Minet and Tessier «Tintin soigne un scout». on July 3rd Actual price: USD $47,025.
  17. Profiles in History The Wizard of Oz complete shooting script. on June 27th Actual price: USD $45,000.
  18. Koller Auctions Two paintings: Dagwood. 1984. on July 1st Actual price: USD $42,952.
  19. Profiles in History Max Factor archive of (130+) sample hair locks from golden age Hollywood stars. on June 27th Actual price: USD $42,000.
  20. Profiles in History Marilyn Monroe's (Norma Jeane Dougherty) first signed studio contract with Twentieth Century-Fox. on June 27th Actual price: USD $39,000.
  21. Profiles in History The Wizard of Oz book signed by major cast including Toto's paw prints & Judy Garland inscribed. on June 27th Actual price: USD $38,400.
  22. Koller Auctions Violin Concert. 1903. on July 1st Actual price: USD $37,960.
  23. Profiles in History Hollywood icons massive collection of (200+) signed oversize photographs. on June 26th Actual price: USD $37,120.
  24. Profiles in History Tom Jung original sketch for the proposed 1-sheet poster for Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. on June 28th Actual price: USD $36,000.
  25. Profiles in History Tom Jung (2) original color studies of "Luke Skywalker" & "Princess Leia" from Star Wars Episode IV. on June 28th Actual price: USD $36,000.


21 total sales reported this week:

Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. Books, Maps and Prints on July 1st: 45.93%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Cricket Books and Works on Paper on July 5th: 61.45%
Morton Subastas. Old and Contemporary Photographs, Engravings, Lithographs, Books and Documents on July 5th: 32.50%
Bonhams. Prints and Multiples on July 5th: 63.74%
Sothebys. Treasures: Lot 19, Adolph Menzel Book on July 5th: 0.00%
Profiles in History. Hollywood Auction - Day 3 on June 28th: 68.12%
Profiles in History. Hollywood Auction - Day 2 on June 27th: 78.45%
Profiles in History. Hollywood - Day 1 on June 26th: 90.46%
Neret Minet and Tessier. Benjamin Rabier on July 3rd: 60.13%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on July 4th: 77.33%
Heritage Auctions. Animation Art on July 2nd: 99.13%
OSENAT. Empire at Fontainebleau on July 2nd: 76.29%
Koller Auctions. Prints and Multiples on July 1st: 79.73%
Koller Auctions. Prints and Multiples, Photography on July 1st: 45.26%
Ader. Ancient and Modern Books on June 23rd: 64.81%
Vermot de Pas. Cinema Posters on June 22nd: 27.50%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on June 29th: 86.17%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 6/25 on July 2nd: 98.11%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 6/25 on July 2nd: 98.85%
Winner's Auctions and Exhibitions. Books and Manuscripts on June 20th: 82.65%
Kedem Auction. Jewish and Israeli History and Culture on June 27th: 72.73%


For the week ahead 22 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jul. 10th
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Great American July Auction - Session three: prints, books, ephemera. 274 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 475 lots
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . Prints. 46 lots
Quagga Rare Books and Art. Cape Town. Photographs and Photobooks - Internet bidstart 7/3. 50 lots

Tue. Jul. 11th
Sothebys. London. English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations, including The Garrett Herman Collec. 399 lots
Vermot de Pas. Paris. Books, Posters, Photographs. 173 lots

Wed. Jul. 12th
Christies. London - King Street. Printed Books and Manuscripts. 260 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints. 33 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 6/26. 827 lots

Thu. Jul. 13th
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Cape Town. Books - Internet Bidstart 10/87/6. 379 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Art and Illustration - Fine Children's Literature. 364 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Caricatures. 133 lots
Forum Auctions in Italy. Roma. Antiquarian and Rare Books.
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Lee's Summit . Summer Collections - Books, Prints - Internet Bidstart 6/19. 156 lots

Fri. Jul. 14th
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Lancaster. Rare and Used Books. 448 lots
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH. Berlin-Schoneberg. Rare Books, Prints and Historical Photographs. 1034 lots

Sat. Jul. 15th
Mid Hudson Auction Galleries. Cornwall-on-Hudson, . Fine Art - Audubon, Gould, Sam Norkin. 484 lots
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books.
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints. 151 lots

Sun. Jul. 16th
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Antiques, Asian and Fine Arts: Prints. 37 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/9.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 1/297/9.

This is certainly not the busiest time of the year, but there will still be a decent selection of material in the weeks ahead for those not on vacation.

Michael Stillman

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