• <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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Seven Auctions Archived, 18 upcoming this week

For the week ended Saturday, July 15th, 7 sales were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; one denominated in euros, 1 in British pounds, and 5 in US dollars.  Turnover was a slim $952,230, not because there wasn’t activity but because we, at Rare Book Hub, are working shorter summer hours.  For this report 1,700 lots were offered and 1,535 sold for a 90% success rate.  We’ll be back to full schedule this week.

 

For the week ahead 18 auctions are scheduled.

 

5 sales this past week saw at least 80% of their lots sell: 

Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/2 on July 9th: 99.25% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 7/2 on July 9th: 97.06% 
RossiniEngravings, etc. on July 4th: 88.89% 
Neal Auction CompanySummer Estates Auction on July 9th: 80.65% 
Holabird Kagin AmericanaGreat American July Auction - Session one: prints, books, ephemera on July 8th: 80.34% 


7 auctions were reported: 

Neal Auction CompanySummer Estates Auction on July 9th: 80.65% 
Holabird Kagin AmericanaGreat American July Auction - Session one: prints, books, ephemera on July 8th: 80.34% 
Neal Auction CompanyBooks, Prints on July 8th: 77.36% 
RossiniEngravings, etc. on July 4th: 88.89% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsWestern and Oriental Manuscripts and Miniatures on July 6th: 60.57% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 7/2 on July 9th: 97.06% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/2 on July 9th: 99.25% 
 
Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Bloomsbury Auctions Compendium of Canon Law, Homilies and religious treatises, partly copied by the scribe Nicolaos, manuscript in Greek, on paper, in a Greek-style binding perhaps made in Western Europe on July 6th Actual price: USD $87,978.
  2. Bloomsbury Auctions The Antonine Itinerary, with its additions for maritime travel and ports, decorated humanist manuscript, in Latin on paper on July 6th Actual price: USD $67,183.
  3. Bloomsbury Auctions Charlemagne's Admonitio Generalis, the Aachen capitulary of 789, single leaf from a decorated manuscript in Latin on parchment on July 6th Actual price: USD $57,586.
  4. Bloomsbury Auctions Juvenal, Satires I-XVI, in dactylic hexameter verse, with introductory hexameter to satires II, IV-VIII by Guarino da Verona, fine humanist manuscript in Latin on parchment on July 6th Actual price: USD $47,988.
  5. Bloomsbury Auctions The Master of the Montepulciano Gradual (formerly identified as the work of the Master of San Giovanni Fuorcivitas), a virgin saint being crowned at moment of execution, in a large historiated initial, on a leaf from the Sanctorale volume of a set of il on July 6th Actual price: USD $41,590.
  6. Bloomsbury Auctions The Hardouin Hours, illuminated manuscript in Latin, on parchment on July 6th Actual price: USD $36,791.
  7. Bloomsbury Auctions R ental Roll for the Christchurch ecclesiastical estate, Ipswich, large scroll in Latin with Middle English inscription on outside and occasional Middle English bynames, manuscript on parchment on July 6th Actual price: USD $28,793.
  8. Bloomsbury Auctions Single large leaf from a monumental Glagolitic Breviary, with part of the reading for the Feast of St. Apollonia, from a decorated manuscript on parchment on July 6th Actual price: USD $22,394.
  9. Bloomsbury Auctions Psalter, of Dominican Use, illuminated manuscript in Latin on parchment on July 6th Actual price: USD $14,396.
  10. Bloomsbury Auctions A Moroccan Dala'il al-Khayrat , in Arabic, illuminated manuscript on paper on July 6th Actual price: USD $11,997.
  11. Bloomsbury Auctions Leaf from a notably large and early copy of the Gospel of Matthew, in Armenian, on parchment on July 6th Actual price: USD $7,998.
  12. Bloomsbury Auctions Krishna and Balarama Fight the Evil King Kamsa's Wrestlers, scene from the Bhagavata Purana , Indian miniature on card, probably Kangra school on July 6th Actual price: USD $7,358.
  13. Bloomsbury Auctions Monastic Rule of the Third Order of Franciscans, and various practical Offices, a Litany and an Office for Dead, decorated manuscript in Italian and Latin, on parchment on July 6th Actual price: USD $7,038.
  14. Bloomsbury Auctions Two Franciscans reading and bearing witness as God appears to them, in a large historiated initial on a leaf from an illuminated manuscript choir psalter on parchment on July 6th Actual price: USD $6,398.
  15. Bloomsbury Auctions The Prayerbook of Anna Catharina Karbanin of Wolschan, eastern border of Czech Republic, illuminated manuscript in German on paper and parchment on July 6th Actual price: USD $6,398.
  16. Bloomsbury Auctions Augustine, Sermons , complete leaf and stub of its conjoint leaf within the bifolium, from a manuscript in Latin on parchment on July 6th Actual price: USD $6,398.
  17. Bloomsbury Auctions Book of Hours, Use of Rome, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on parchment on July 6th Actual price: USD $5,599.
  18. Bloomsbury Auctions A Prince and Princess seated in a chamber with a hugga , illuminated Indian miniature on card, Kangra school on July 6th Actual price: USD $5,599.
  19. Bloomsbury Auctions Lord Krishna and the bathing Gopis, scene from the Bhagavata Purana, Indian miniature on paper, Kangra school on July 6th Actual price: USD $5,119.
  20. Heritage Auctions New Warriors #15 Cover Original Art on July 9th Actual price: USD $5,019.
  21. Neal Auction Company New Orleans Characters, on July 8th Actual price: USD $4,880.
  22. Bloomsbury Auctions The Rental book of Diethers von Ernberg , in German, manuscript on paper on July 6th Actual price: USD $4,799.
  23. Bloomsbury Auctions Two bifolia from an early Gradual, in Latin on parchment on July 6th Actual price: USD $4,639.
  24. Neal Auction Company Confederate Prisoner Autograph Album from Fort Warren, Dec. 5, 1861?April 5, 1862 on July 8th Actual price: USD $4,575.
  25. Bloomsbury Auctions Grant of Lord ‘Harsquy' of Cleseby of rights over woodland named “Scroges” near Ellerton, North Yorkshire, to Mahen of Wassingburn, with the right to ‘cut and carry at will' reserving only the common of pasture for Lord Harsculph, manuscript document in on July 6th Actual price: USD $4,479.


For the week ahead 18 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jul. 17th
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. Property from N. Flayderman & Co.: Online Timed Auction - Internet bidstart 7/6. 294 lots

Wed. Jul. 19th
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Documents. 551 lots
Trafford Books. Manchester. Books. 334 lots
Winner's Auctions and Exhibitions. Jerusalem. Holy books, letters from Rabbis and Rebbes, Judaica, Maps, Periodicals, Postcards, banknotes, Eretz. 331 lots
Sothebys. New York. Contemporary Living Online: Prints, Photographs and Design - Online bidstart 7/6. 160 lots

Thu. Jul. 20th
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Fine Sale - Day 3: Books. 124 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Children's and Illustrated Books, Modern Literature, and First Editions. 370 lots
Sothebys. New York. Space Exploration. 143 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 72 lots
Charlton Hall. West Columbia, SC. Estate and Private Collections. 52 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. The Marine Sale - Books and Prints. 70 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Olympic Memorabilia - Internet bidstart 7/13. 38 lots
Leland Little Auctions. Hillsborough, NC. The Estate of the late Richard C. Siskey and Diane Siskey presented by Iron Horse Auction Co. and Le. 43 lots
Skinner. Marlborough. Country Americana - Pribnts. 24 lots

Fri. Jul. 21st
Brunk Auctions. Asheville, NC . July Sale - Day 1 - Books and Prints. 49 lots

Sat. Jul. 22nd
Brunk Auctions. Asheville, NC . July Sale - Day 2 - Books and Prints. 65 lots

Sun. Jul. 23rd
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/16.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 7/16.

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