• <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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Seventeen Auctions Archived, 11 Sales this Week

For the week ended Saturday, July 29, 2017, 17 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; six denominated in euros and 11 in US dollars.  Turnover was $1,904,954 as 4,581 lots were offered and 3,625 sold for a 79% success rate.  It’s summer and every week is quite different.

  

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

Dominic Winter Book AuctionsChildren's and Illustrated Books, Modern Literature, and First Editions on July 20th: 136.93% 
EldredsThe Marine Sale - Books and Prints on July 20th: 120.32% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on July 19th: 105.86% 


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

Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/16 on July 23rd: 99.64% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsChildren's and Illustrated Books, Modern Literature, and First Editions on July 20th: 93.78% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 7/16 on July 23rd: 92.77% 
SkinnerCountry Americana - Pribnts on July 20th: 91.67% 
Brunk AuctionsJuly Sale - Day 2 - Books and Prints on July 22nd: 90.77% 
Brunk AuctionsJuly Sale - Day 1 - Books and Prints on July 21st: 89.80% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on July 19th: 84.21% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on July 20th: 80.88% 
EldredsThe Marine Sale - Books and Prints on July 20th: 80.00% 


17 total sales reported this week: 

Bloomsbury AuctionsRare Books and Works on Paper, including Photographs and Autographs on July 27th: 62.09% 
PBA GalleriesFine Literature and Fine Books on July 27th: 77.21% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on July 20th: 80.88% 
Brunk AuctionsJuly Sale - Day 2 - Books and Prints on July 22nd: 90.77% 
Brunk AuctionsJuly Sale - Day 1 - Books and Prints on July 21st: 89.80% 
SkinnerCountry Americana - Pribnts on July 20th: 91.67% 
Charlton HallEstate and Private Collections on July 22nd: 65.38% 
RR AuctionOlympic Memorabilia - Internet bidstart 7/13 on July 20th: 55.26% 
EldredsThe Marine Sale - Books and Prints on July 20th: 80.00% 
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersFine Sale - Day 3: Books on July 20th: 53.23% 
Trafford BooksBooks on July 19th: 73.65% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsChildren's and Illustrated Books, Modern Literature, and First Editions on July 20th: 93.78% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on July 19th: 84.21% 
JellyFishTreeBooks on July 5th: 20.47% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 7/16 on July 23rd: 92.77% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/16 on July 23rd: 99.64% 
Old World AuctionsAntique Maps, Globes, Charts, Atlases & Vintage Graphics - online bidstart 6/7 on June 14th: 69.84% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Dominic Winter Book Auctions On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life on July 19th Actual price: USD $86,996.
  2. Bloomsbury Auctions Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, on July 27th Actual price: USD $61,727.
  3. Eldreds NATHAN YOUNG'S JOURNAL OF FOUR WHALING VOYAGES FROM PROVINCETOWN, MASSACHUSETTS on July 20th Actual price: USD $57,000.
  4. Dominic Winter Book Auctions A complete set of all 14 James Bond novels on July 20th Actual price: USD $41,945.
  5. Bloomsbury Auctions The Repository of Arts on July 27th Actual price: USD $21,117.
  6. Dominic Winter Book Auctions The Power and the Glory on July 20th Actual price: USD $13,360.
  7. Dominic Winter Book Auctions Voyage Round the World, in the Years 1803 on July 19th Actual price: USD $10,564.
  8. Bloomsbury Auctions You Only Live Twice on July 27th Actual price: USD $10,559.
  9. Dominic Winter Book Auctions A Murder of Quality on July 20th Actual price: USD $10,253.
  10. Dominic Winter Book Auctions Robert Morden Miniature Map Playing Cards. [The 52 Counties of England and Wales, Geographically Described in a Pack of Cards on July 20th Actual price: USD $10,098.
  11. Dominic Winter Book Auctions Gleanings of Natural History, exhibiting figures of Quadrupeds, Birds, Insects, Plants &c..., on July 19th Actual price: USD $9,942.
  12. PBA Galleries Moby-Dick; or, the Whale on July 27th Actual price: USD $9,600.
  13. RR Auction Antwerp 1920 Summer Olympics Official Olympic Report on July 20th Actual price: USD $7,963.
  14. Bloomsbury Auctions Psalter (The) or Psalmes of David, on July 27th Actual price: USD $7,797.
  15. Dominic Winter Book Auctions A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism, on July 19th Actual price: USD $7,768.
  16. Dominic Winter Book Auctions Severn & Somme on July 20th Actual price: USD $6,835.
  17. Dominic Winter Book Auctions Kinder- und Haus-Märchen. Gesammelt durch die Brüder Grimm, on July 20th Actual price: USD $6,525.
  18. PBA Galleries The Catcher in the Rye on July 27th Actual price: USD $6,000.
  19. Old World Auctions Maris Pacifici, (quod Vulgo Mar del Zur) cum Regionibus Circumiacentibus, Insulisque in Eodem Passim Sparsis, Novissima Descriptio Abraham Ortelius on June 14th Actual price: USD $5,750.
  20. Dominic Winter Book Auctions Notes on Nursing, What it is, and What it is not on July 19th Actual price: USD $5,593.
  21. Dominic Winter Book Auctions The History of Travayle in the West and East Indies, and other countreys lying eyther way, towards the fruitfull and ryche Moluccas. on July 19th Actual price: USD $5,593.
  22. PBA Galleries The Works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on July 27th Actual price: USD $5,400.
  23. PBA Galleries The Red Badge of Courage: An Episode of the American Civil War on July 27th Actual price: USD $5,400.
  24. Heritage Auctions Iron Man #54 Story Page 14 Namor and Moondragon Original Art on July 23rd Actual price: USD $5,258.
  25. Dominic Winter Book Auctions The Illustrated London News, 102 volumes, a broken run, volumes 4-104 on July 19th Actual price: USD $5,127.



For the week ahead 11 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jul. 31st
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints and Photographs. 50 lots
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . A Century of World's Fairs. 85 lots

Wed. Aug. 2nd
Swann Galleries. New York. Vintage Posters. 610 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Americana and Paintings - Books, Prints. 44 lots
Forum Auctions in Italy. Roma. No Reserve Online Sale: Antiquarian and Rare Books. 99 lots

Sat. Aug. 5th
Case Antiques, Inc.. Knoxville. Live Auction - Books, Prints. 134 lots
Leland Little Auctions. Hillsborough, NC. August Gallery Auction. 76 lots
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. Americana and English - Prints. 63 lots

Sun. Aug. 6th
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Cowboy Con Auction. 43 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/30.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 7/30.

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