• <b>Bonhams: History of Science and Technology. Wednesday, December 6, 2017. New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 95. Turing. <i>Systems of Logic Based on Ordinals</i>. Offprint. London, 1939. Robin Gandy's Copy. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 98. Zernike, Fritz. The 1953 Nobel Prize for Physics: The Invention of the Phase-Contrast Microscope. $100,000 to $150,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 111. Apple 1 Computer, operational, with exceptional provenance. $400,000 to $600,000
    <b>Bonhams: Voices of the 20th Century. Wednesday, December 6, 2017. New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1074. Bruce, Lenny. An unreleased 16 mm film by "Count" Lewis DePasquale featuring Lenny Bruce. $7,000 to $10,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1254. Hirohito. Manuscript in Japanese, "The Emperor's Monologue," transcribed by Terasaki Hidenari. $100,000 to $150,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1095. Goldman. Emma. Large archive of correspondence, much of it to Warren Starr Van Valkenburgh. $70,000 to $100,000
    <b>Bonhams: History of Science and Technology. Wednesday, December 6, 2017. New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 109. Wozniak and Jobs. The First Digital "Blue Box", Berkeley, 1972. $30,000 to $50,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 46. Newton, Isaac. <i>Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica</i>. 1st issue. London, 1687. $300,000 to $500,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 49. Newton. Autograph Manuscript in English, a portion of a draft of Newton's study on revelation. $15,000 to $20,000
    <b>Bonhams: Voices of the 20th Century. Wednesday, December 6, 2017. New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1027. Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby. 1st edition, 1st issue. Scribners, 1925. $40,000 to $60,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1042. Hemingway., Ernest. For Whom the Bell Tolls. Presentation copy, one of 15 copies. Scribners, 1940. $25,000 to $35,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1215. A 48-star American Flag, flown from LCT-703, sunk on Omaha Beach, December 1944. $15,000 to $20,000
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  • <b>Christie’s Online, Dec. 5 – Dec. 12:</b> <i>John the Baptist</i>. initial 'H' cut from a choirbook [Lombardy or Siena, c. 1470s]. US$6,000–9,000
    <b>Christie’s Online, Dec. 5 – Dec. 12:</b> <i>Maharaja Ranjit Singh (1780–1839) seated on a terrace with Sikh noblemen</i>. [Punjab, North India, circa 1830-40]. Estimate: US$10,000–15,000
  • <b>Bloomsbury Auctions: Books and Works on Paper, including Fine Photographs. December 14, 2017</b>
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Rowling (J.K.). Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, original fine black pen and ink manuscript book by the author J.K.Rowling, with 31pp of text and illustrations. £80,000 to £120,000
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Blaeu (Johannes). <i>Vierde Stuck der Aerdrycks-Beschryving, welck vervat Engelandt</i>, i.e. <i>Theatrum Orbis Terrarum</i>. vol 4, England & Wales. £10,500 to £12,500
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Miró (Joan). L'Homme au Balencier, etching, aquatint and carborundum, printed in colours on Japan paper, signed in pencil lower right. £4,000 to £6,000
    <b>Bloomsbury Auctions: Books and Works on Paper, including Fine Photographs. December 14, 2017</b>
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Steve McCurry (b.1950). Afghan Girl, 1984, pigment inkjet print, signed and numbered 48/250 in pencil on lower margin. £2,500 to £3,500
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Keough (Pat and Rosemarie). <i>Antarctica</i>, no 228 of 950 copies, signed by the authors, many colour illustrations, original dark grey morocco. £2,800 to £3,200
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Rowlandson (Thomas). Darby & Joan, the idyllically contended couple sit either side of a stove in a cosy domestic interior, ink and watercolour on wove paper. £1,000 to £1,500
    <b>Bloomsbury Auctions: Books and Works on Paper, including Fine Photographs. December 14, 2017</b>
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Procktor (Patrick). Tiny blue-eyed goldfish, watercolour, 310 x 460mm., signed in blue crayon, lower right, titled and inscribed Muscat Jan 19. £1,000 to £1,500
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Iouri Abramochkin (b.1936). Horsemen, Dagestan, 1968, Lambda print, printed later, signed, dated, editioned 1/8 and annotated in black ink verso. £800 to £1,200
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Ravilious (Eric).- Shakespeare (William). Twelfth NIght, or, What You Will, number 79 of 275 copies , wood-engraved title. £800 to £1,200
    <b>Bloomsbury Auctions: Books and Works on Paper, including Fine Photographs. December 14, 2017</b>
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Michelangelo.- Chastel (André). <i>The Vatican Frescoes of Michelangelo</i>, Photography by Takashi Okamura, 2 vol., one of 600 sets, colour plates. £500 to £700
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Wyndham (John). <i>The Day of the Triffids; The Kraken Wakes; The Chrysalids;</i> together with 8 other volumes. All first editions. £400 to £600
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946). Goats Along The Seine, 1894. Photogravure, printed 1990s by Dorothy Norman, one from an edition of 40 published by Aperture. £400 to £600

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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>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 14: Illustration Art</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 14:</b> James Montgomery Flagg, <i>Friend, Wife</i>, graphite & watercolor cover for Judge magazine, May 1920. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 14:</b> Georges Lepape, <i>Après la Tempête</i>, watercolor, ink & graphite cover for <i>Vogue</i>, April 1919, inscribed to Madame Condé Nast. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 14:</b> Maurice Sendak, <i>Little Bear & His Parents </i>, pencil study & finished watercolor for <i>Bears of the World</i>, 1981. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 14: Illustration Art</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 14:</b><br>Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel), <i>A Great Gallumphing Galoot!</i>, original drawing & inscription, signed twice, in <i>Dr. Seuss's ABC</i>. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 14:</b> Scrapbook relating to the production of <i>Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs</i>, with 20 original drawings, circa 1937. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 14:</b> Charles M. Schulz, <i>Gentleman Biographer</i>, pen & ink, <i>Peanuts</i> comic strip, 1972. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 14: Illustration Art</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 14:</b> Jerry Pinkney, <i>[Brer Rabbit & Brer Bear]</i>, watercolor, pen & ink on paper, 1990. $20,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 14:</b> <i>Daffydils</i>, festschrift for Harry Hershfield, signed with cartoons & caricatures by George Herriman, Winsor McCay & others, 1911. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 14:</b> W.W. Denslow, <i>Higglepy, Piggleby, My Black Hen</i>, ink & gouache, for <i>Denslow's Mother Goose </i>, 1901. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 14: Illustration Art</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 14:</b> Pavel Tchelitchew, <i>Savonarola</i>, graphite & gouache, sketch for the production at Theater in der Königgrätzer Straße, 1923. $5,000 to $7,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 14:</b> John Philip Falter, <i>Strictly Off the Record</i>, oil on canvas, for Four Roses Whiskey, 1942. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 14:</b> Charles Addams, <i>Movie Scream</i>, pen, ink & watercolor cartoon for <i>The New Yorker</i>, January 1947. $12,000 to $18,000.
  • <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Charles Darwin on sexuality and the transmission of hereditary characteristics: Autograph Letter Signed to Lawson Tait. Down, 17 January [1877].
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> MILTON, JOHN. <i>Paradise Lost. A Poem written in ten books.</i> London: 1667. A very rare example with the contemporary binding untouched and with a 1667 title page.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Hamilton secures the ratification of the Constitution: <i>The Debates and Proceedings of the Convention of the State of New-York, assembled at Poughkeespsie, on the 17th June, 1788.</i>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> The social contract “Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains”: ROUSSEAU, JEAN-JACQUES. <i>Principes du Droit Politique [Du Contract Social]</i>. Amsterdam: Michel Rey, 1762
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> “The first English textbook on geometrical land-measurement and surveying”: BENESE, RICHARD. <i>This Boke Sheweth the Maner of Measurynge All Maner of Lande…</i>
  • <b>Les Collections Aristophil:<br>December 20, 2017</b>
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> SAINT-EXUPERY, ANTOINE DE. Kodachrome Film (16mm) showing Antoine de Saint-Exupery and Consuelo on a boat, 1942. JOINED: Guestbook for the Boat, signed, with a drawing of the Little Prince. 15 000 to 20 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> CANDEE, HELEN CHURCHILL. Autograph manuscript. TITANIC, 40 leaves. Original account of the most famous shipwreck, by a survivor of the ordeal. 300 000 to 400 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> TITANIC. Collection of 7 documents relating to the shipwreck of the Titanic (14 April 1912). 20 000 to<br>30 000 €
    <b>Les Collections Aristophil:<br>December 20, 2017</b>
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> DUPLEIX DE CADIGNAN, JEANBAPTISTE. Signed autograph manuscript. Thirty years of memoirs related to military services and important information on the American War of Independence.<br>40 000 to 50 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> CURTIUS. Faiz et Conquestes d'Alexandre [Histoire d'Alexandre le Grand]. In French, illuminated manuscript on paper and parchment, 16 large miniatures. 300 000 to<br>500 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> NELSON, HORATIO. Signed autograph letter, ‘Nelson & Bronte,” aboard the Amazon, 14 October 1801, addressed to Sir William Hamilton. 4 000 to 5 000 €
    <b>Les Collections Aristophil:<br>December 20, 2017</b>
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> GIROLAMO FRANCESCO MARIA MAZZUOLI DIT LE PARMESAN. Le couple amoureux. Pen and brown ink. 80 000 to 120 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> SADE, DONATIEN-ALPHONSE-FRANÇOIS, MARQUIS DE. Autograph manuscript. The 120 Days of Sodom, or the School of Libertinage, 1785.<br>4 000 000 to 6 000 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> MIRÓ, JOAN. Signed autograph correspondence to Thomas and Diane Bouchard (1949-1976). 50 000 to 60 000 €
    <b>Les Collections Aristophil:<br>December 20, 2017</b>
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> BALZAC, HONORÉ DE. Signed autograph manuscript, Ursule Mirouët, [1841]. One of only two manuscripts of novels by Balzac in private hands. 800 000 to<br>1 200 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> LENOIR, ALEXANDRE. Essai sur l'histoire des arts en Egypte pouvant servir d'appendice au grand ouvrage de la Commission. autograph manuscript with numerous additions and corrections. 40 000 to 50 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> SCHRÖDINGER, ERWIN. Autograph manuscript [Spring 1946, sent to Albert Einstein]. 1 500 to 2 000 €
  • <b>Cowan’s Auctions: Fine Books, Including the Alan Culpin WWI Art Collection – Live Online Auction. Dec. 18, 2017</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> Unique Association Copy of Signed Limited Roosevelt, African Game Trails, Extra-Illustrated. $5,000 - 7,500
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> 24 Volumes Henry James in 1/2 Morocco - Alvin Langdon Coburn Frontis Illustrations. $3,000 - $5,000
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> French Surrealism by Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore, 1930 Limited Edition in Lovely Condition. $3,000 - $5,000
    <b>Cowan’s Auctions: Fine Books, Including the Alan Culpin WWI Art Collection – Live Online Auction. Dec. 18, 2017</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> Unique and Beautifully Written Manuscript of 650 Quarto Pages - Unpublished History of Belle-Isle-En-Mer, 1754. $3,000 - $5,000
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> William Beebe's Classic 4 Volume Work on "The Pheasants," Signed and Inscribed in 1919. $2,000 - $3,000
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> Three Volumes of Washington's War Era Letters Published in New York in 1796. $1,500 - $2,000
    <b>Cowan’s Auctions: Fine Books, Including the Alan Culpin WWI Art Collection – Live Online Auction. Dec. 18, 2017</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> 19th C. Vintage Album with 48 Sepia Toned Albumen Prints by Fratelli Alinari et. al.<br>$1,500 - $2,000
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> Report of Phipps' Voyage in 1773 In Search of a Passage to India Via the North Pole. $1,500 - $2,000
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> 17 Volumes of Wallace's American Trotting Register, 1874-1891. $1,500 - $2,500
    <b>Cowan’s Auctions: Fine Books, Including the Alan Culpin WWI Art Collection – Live Online Auction. Dec. 18, 2017</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> Rare First English Edition of Monardes, Joyfull Newes, 1577, Woodcut Illustrations.<br>$1,500 - $3,000
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> 6 Volume Shakespeare Presented to Virginia Congressman Involved in the "Trent Affair". $1,200 - $1,500
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> Classic Lothar Meggendorfer Movable Book Complete with 8 Chromolithograph Plates, Ca. 1890. $750 - $1,000