• <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-nine Auctions Archived, 11 Sales this Week

For the week ended Saturday, July 22nd, 29 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 5 sales denominated in euros, 5 in British pounds, and 19 in US dollars.  Turnover was $15,177,824 as 9,300 lots were offered and 6,761 sold for a 73% success rate.  We are in the summer quiet.

 

4 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 


ChristiesPrinted Books and Manuscripts on July 12th: $5,986,988 
SothebysEnglish Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations, including The Garrett Herman Collec on July 11th: $3,475,277 
SothebysSpace Exploration on July 20th: $1,612,188 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on July 10th: $1,045,528 

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

SothebysSpace Exploration on July 20th: 157.44% 
SothebysEnglish Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations, including The Garrett Herman Collec on July 11th: 134.61% 
Cowans AuctionsProperty from N. Flayderman & Co.: Online Timed Auction - Internet bidstart 7/6 on July 18th: 120.86% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on July 10th: 117.18% 


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

Forum Auctions in ItalyAntiquarian and Rare Books on July 13th: 100.00% 
SkinnerIrresistible. Unreserved. - Books, Prints - bidstart 6/21 on July 7th: 100.00% 
Dirk Soulis AuctionsSummer Collections - Books, Prints - Internet Bidstart 6/19 on July 13th: 98.72% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/9 on July 16th: 98.66% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 1/297/9 on July 16th: 96.25% 
Cowans AuctionsProperty from N. Flayderman & Co.: Online Timed Auction - Internet bidstart 7/6 on July 18th: 94.22% 
Dirk Soulis AuctionsOur 19th Annual Spring Art Auction - Prints on June 9th: 94.12% 
Clars Auction GalleryPrints on July 15th: 90.73% 
Winter AssociatesPrints on July 10th: 86.96% 
SothebysSpace Exploration on July 20th: 86.71% 
Fonsie Mealy AuctioneersRare Books, Literature, & Sporting Collectibles on May 30th: 85.52% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsFine Books and Manuscripts on July 8th: 84.53% 
ChristiesPrinted Books and Manuscripts on July 12th: 82.69% 
Goldberg Coins and CollectiblesCollectibles and Space Memorabilia on July 9th: 81.33% 
Clars Auction GalleryAntiques, Asian and Fine Arts: Prints on July 16th: 81.08% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT NOTES ON CLASSICAL CHINESE LITERATURE, on July 11th Actual price: USD $916,175.
  2. Christies Exercitia Spiritualia. on July 12th Actual price: USD $388,700.
  3. Christies Autograph letter signed ('Albert') to Michele Besso, n.p., n.d. on July 12th Actual price: USD $380,900.
  4. Christies On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection. on July 12th Actual price: USD $349,700.
  5. Christies With glosses according to Nicolaus de Lyra's postils. on July 12th Actual price: USD $310,700.
  6. Sothebys HOUSTON, WE'VE HAD A PROBLEM HERE. THE FLOWN APOLLO 13 FLIGHT PLANAPOLLO 13. FLIGHT PLAN. PART NO. SKB32100082-350. S/N: 1001. [HOUSTON: MANNED SPACECRAFT CENTER, MARCH 16, 1970] on July 20th Actual price: USD $275,000.
  7. Christies GILT BRASS TERRESTRIAL GLOBE -- on July 12th Actual price: USD $240,500.
  8. Christies The Holy Bible, conteyning the Old Testament, and the New: Newly Translated out of the Originall Tongues: & with the former Translations diligently compared and revised by His Maiesties Speciall Commandment. on July 12th Actual price: USD $217,100.
  9. Sothebys ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES BY MEANS OF NATURAL SELECTION, OR THE PRESERVATION OF FAVOURED RACES IN THE STRUGGLE FOR LIFE. on July 11th Actual price: USD $211,250.
  10. Sothebys AUTOGRAPH LETTER, WRITTEN IN THE THIRD PERSON, TO HER NIECE ANNA AUSTEN (LATER LEFROY) on July 11th Actual price: USD $211,250.
  11. Christies Kunyu Wanquo Quantu ‘A Map of the Myriad Countries of the World’ or ‘Complete Geographical Map of all the Kingdoms of the World’. on July 12th Actual price: USD $201,500.
  12. Christies Flore des Antilles, ou histoire générale botanique, rurale et economique des végétaux indigènes des Antilles. on July 12th Actual price: USD $178,100.
  13. Christies Historia destructionis Troiae, in German: Hystori wie Troya erstört ward. on July 12th Actual price: USD $178,100.
  14. Sothebys AN INQUIRY INTO THE NATURE AND CAUSES OF THE WEALTH OF NATIONS. on July 11th Actual price: USD $154,375.
  15. Christies Autograph letter signed ('Albert') to Michele Besso, [Berlin], 31 October 1916. on July 12th Actual price: USD $138,125.
  16. Sothebys THE ZOOLOGY OF THE VOYAGE OF H.M.S. BEAGLE, UNDER THE COMMAND OF CAPTAIN FITZROY, R.N., DURING THE YEARS 1832 TO 1836. on July 11th Actual price: USD $138,125.
  17. Christies Autograph letter signed ('Albert') to Michele Besso, [Princeton], 29 July [1953]. on July 12th Actual price: USD $130,000.
  18. Sothebys STONE ARCHITECTURE ON MARS, DEMONSTRATING MARS' TWO-THIRDS LESS GRAVITY THAN EARTH'S. on July 20th Actual price: USD $125,000.
  19. Christies An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. on July 12th Actual price: USD $113,750.
  20. Forum Auctions Wuthering Heights; Agnes Grey, together 3 vol., … on July 10th Actual price: USD $106,438.
  21. Christies Medals and awards, comprising: on July 12th Actual price: USD $105,625.
  22. RR Auction Dr. John Warren's Revolutionary War Amputation Kits Amputation kits on July 12th Actual price: USD $104,147.
  23. Christies Discours de la methode pour bien conduire sa raison, & chercher la verité dans les sciences. on July 12th Actual price: USD $97,500.
  24. Christies DAVID IN PRAYER, initial ‘B’ cut from a Giant Psalter on vellum illuminated by Liberale da Verona (1441-1526) on July 12th Actual price: USD $97,500.
  25. Christies Areopagitica; a speech […] for the liberty of unlicenc’d printing, to the parliament of England. on July 12th Actual price: USD $89,375.



29 total sales reported this week:

Cowans Auctions. Property from N. Flayderman & Co.: Online Timed Auction - Internet bidstart 7/6 on July 18th: 94.22%
Sothebys. Space Exploration on July 20th: 86.71%
Forum Auctions in Italy. Antiquarian and Rare Books on July 13th: 100.00%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Great American July Auction - Session three: prints, books, ephemera on July 10th: 63.14%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Great American July Auction - Session two: prints, books, ephemera on July 9th: 50.81%
Goldberg Coins and Collectibles. Collectibles and Space Memorabilia on July 9th: 81.33%
Potter and Potter Auctions. Fine Books and Manuscripts on July 8th: 84.53%
Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers. Rare Books, Literature, & Sporting Collectibles on May 30th: 85.52%
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Books - Internet Bidstart 10/87/6 on July 13th: 37.73%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on July 10th: 77.05%
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Our 19th Annual Spring Art Auction - Prints on June 9th: 94.12%
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Summer Collections - Books, Prints - Internet Bidstart 6/19 on July 13th: 98.72%
Tooveys. Prints on July 12th: 75.76%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Caricatures on July 13th: 72.93%
Clars Auction Gallery. Antiques, Asian and Fine Arts: Prints on July 16th: 81.08%
Clars Auction Gallery. Prints on July 15th: 90.73%
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH. Rare Books, Prints and Historical Photographs on July 14th: 42.07%
PBA Galleries. Art and Illustration - Fine Children's Literature on July 13th: 69.23%
RR Auction. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 6/26 on July 12th: 64.09%
Christies. Printed Books and Manuscripts on July 12th: 82.69%
Sothebys. English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations, including The Garrett Herman Collec on July 11th: 66.42%
Winter Associates. Prints on July 10th: 86.96%
Quagga Rare Books and Art. Photographs and Photobooks - Internet bidstart 7/3 on July 10th: 46.00%
Michaans Auctions. Estate Sale - Books and Prints on July 8th: 50.88%
Skinner. Irresistible. Unreserved. - Books, Prints - bidstart 6/21 on July 7th: 100.00%
Vermot de Pas. Books, Posters, Photographs on July 11th: 47.98%
Vermot de Pas. Comics and Original Plates on July 1st: 63.65%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 1/297/9 on July 16th: 96.25%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/9 on July 16th: 98.66%


For the week ahead 11 sales are scheduled:

Tue. Jul. 25th
Potomack Company. Alexandria. July 2017 Online Auction. 40 lots
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Chadds Ford, PA . July Premier Auction - Books and Prints. 57 lots

Wed. Jul. 26th
Chiswick Auctions. London. Printed Books and Manuscripts. 281 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Prints, Ephemera. 34 lots

Thu. Jul. 27th
Copley Fine Art Auctions. Boston. The Sporting Sale - Books and Prints. 65 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Literature and Fine Books. 430 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Rare Books and Works on Paper, including Photographs and Autographs. 277 lots

Sat. Jul. 29th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters. 918 lots
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books.

Sun. Jul. 30th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/23.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 7/23.

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