• <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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Fourteen Auctions Archived, 17 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday, August 5th, 14 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; two denominated in euros and 12 in US dollars.  Turnover was $3,746,023 as 4,492 lots were offered and 4,093 sold for a 91% success rate.

 

1 auction saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters on July 30th: $2,779,952 

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

Dirk Soulis AuctionsJuly Gallery Auction - Books and Prints on July 30th: 144.76% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints and Photographs on August 1st: 114.11% 


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

Forum Auctions in ItalyNo Reserve Online Sale: Antiquarian and Rare Books on August 2nd: 100.00% 
Alaska AuctionPrints, Ephemera on July 26th: 100.00% 
William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsJuly Premier Auction - Books and Prints on July 25th: 100.00% 
National Book AuctionsBooks and Ephemera – Harper’s, West, Exploration, 17th Cent., etc. on July 15th: 100.00% 
National Book AuctionsAmericana, Exploration, Civil War, etc. on July 29th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/23 on July 30th: 99.85% 
Dirk Soulis AuctionsJuly Gallery Auction - Books and Prints on July 30th: 96.97% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters on July 30th: 96.19% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints and Photographs on August 1st: 96.00% 
Mid Hudson Auction GalleriesFine Art - Audubon, Gould, Sam Norkin on July 15th: 87.40% 
Lancaster Mennonite Historical SocietyRare and Used Books on July 14th: 85.49% 
EldredsAmericana and Paintings - Books, Prints on August 4th: 81.82% 
 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Heritage Auctions Casablanca (Warner Brothers, 1946). First Post-War Release Italian 4 - Fogli (55.5" X 78.25") Luigi Martinati Artwork. on July 30th Actual price: USD $478,000.
  2. Heritage Auctions Metropolis (UFA-Cinema Art Ltd., 1928). Australian Pre-War Daybill (15" X 40") Robotrix Style, Bernie Bragg Artwork. on July 30th Actual price: USD $215,100.
  3. Heritage Auctions Supernatural (Paramount, 1933). One Sheet (27.5" X 41"). on July 30th Actual price: USD $107,550.
  4. Heritage Auctions Frankenstein (Universal, 1931). One Sheet (27" X 41") Style A. on July 30th Actual price: USD $107,550.
  5. Heritage Auctions The Lady Eve (Paramount, 1941). One Sheet (27" X 41"). on July 30th Actual price: USD $83,650.
  6. Heritage Auctions The Thin Man (MGM, 1934). One Sheet (27" X 41") Style D. on July 30th Actual price: USD $65,725.
  7. Heritage Auctions Casablanca (Warner Brothers, 1942). Half Sheet (22" X 28") Style B. on July 30th Actual price: USD $65,725.
  8. Heritage Auctions Cavalcade (Fox, 1933). One Sheet (27" X 41"). on July 30th Actual price: USD $45,410.
  9. Heritage Auctions Metropolis (UFA- Cinema Art Ltd, 1928). Australian Pre-War Daybill (15" X 40") Flood Style, Bernie Bragg Artwork. on July 30th Actual price: USD $45,410.
  10. Heritage Auctions The Sin of Nora Moran (Majestic, 1933). One Sheet (27" X 41") Alberto Vargas Artwork. on July 30th Actual price: USD $38,240.
  11. Heritage Auctions Casablanca (Warner Brothers, 1940s). First Post-War Release Spanish One Sheet (27" X 59") MCP (Ramon Marti, Josep Clave, and Hernan Pico) Artwork. on July 30th Actual price: USD $35,850.
  12. Heritage Auctions Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (Columbia, 1939). One Sheet (27" X 41") Style A. on July 30th Actual price: USD $33,460.
  13. Heritage Auctions Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (Universal, 1943). One Sheet (27" X 41") Karl Godwin Artwork. on July 30th Actual price: USD $31,070.
  14. Heritage Auctions Marlene Dietrich by Alfred Eisenstaedt (1929). Eisenstaedt Signed Portrait Photo (16" X 20"). on July 30th Actual price: USD $28,680.
  15. Heritage Auctions Spitfire (RKO, 1934). One Sheet (27" X 41"). on July 30th Actual price: USD $23,900.
  16. Heritage Auctions Casablanca (Warner Brothers, 1946/R-1948). First Post-War Release Italian Photobusta (13.5" X 19") & Italian Photobusta (9.5" X 13.25"). on July 30th Actual price: USD $20,315.
  17. Heritage Auctions Moon Over Miami (20th Century Fox, 1941). One Sheet (27" X 41") Style B. on July 30th Actual price: USD $17,925.
  18. Heritage Auctions A Dog's Life (First National, 1918). Three Sheet (41" X 81"). on July 30th Actual price: USD $17,925.
  19. Heritage Auctions The Bell Boy (Paramount, 1918). One Sheet (27".5 X 41"). on July 30th Actual price: USD $17,925.
  20. Heritage Auctions The Passion of Joan of Arc (L'Alliance Cinematographique Europeenne, 1928). French Double Grande (62.5" X 93.75") Jean A. Mercier Artwork. on July 30th Actual price: USD $15,535.
  21. Heritage Auctions Battle for the Planet of the Apes by Robert Tanenbaum (20th Century Fox, 1973). Original Acrylic Poster Artwork (40" X 30"). on July 30th Actual price: USD $15,535.
  22. Swann Galleries KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON. on August 2nd Actual price: USD $15,000.
  23. Swann Galleries I WANT YOU FOR U.S. ARMY. on August 2nd Actual price: USD $14,300.
  24. Heritage Auctions La Belle et la Bete (DisCina, 1946). French Grande (45.75" X 62.25") Jean-Denis Malcles Artwork. on July 30th Actual price: USD $13,145.
  25. Heritage Auctions Convict 13 (Metro, 1920). One Sheet (28" X 41"). on July 30th Actual price: USD $12,548.



14 total sales reported this week:

Forum Auctions in Italy. No Reserve Online Sale: Antiquarian and Rare Books on August 2nd: 100.00%
Eldreds. Americana and Paintings - Books, Prints on August 4th: 81.82%
Swann Galleries. Vintage Posters on August 2nd: 66.23%
Mid Hudson Auction Galleries. Fine Art - Audubon, Gould, Sam Norkin on July 15th: 87.40%
National Book Auctions. Americana, Exploration, Civil War, etc. on July 29th: 100.00%
National Book Auctions. Books and Ephemera – Harper’s, West, Exploration, 17th Cent., etc. on July 15th: 100.00%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints and Photographs on August 1st: 96.00%
Alaska Auction. Prints, Ephemera on July 26th: 100.00%
Dirk Soulis Auctions. July Gallery Auction - Books and Prints on July 30th: 96.97%
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. July Premier Auction - Books and Prints on July 25th: 100.00%
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Rare and Used Books on July 14th: 85.49%
Potomack Company. July 2017 Online Auction on July 26th: 50.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/23 on July 30th: 99.85%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters on July 30th: 96.19%

 

For the week ahead 17 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Aug. 7th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 41 lots

Tue. Aug. 8th
Tooveys. West Sussex. Post Cards, Cigarette Cards, Photos, Autographs and Ephemera. 175 lots

Wed. Aug. 9th
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints. 10 lots
JellyFishTree. Johannesburg. August Collectible Book Auction.
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 7/21. 906 lots
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. Decorative Works on Paper - Prints. 107 lots

Thu. Aug. 10th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics. 1130 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Fine Books and Works on Paper. 138 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Americana with Travel and Exploration. 489 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art – Antique Engravings & Lithographs – Works on Paper. 209 lots
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Auction of Books and Documents of Medical - Biological, Physical - Mathematical and Social Sciences.. 351 lots

Sat. Aug. 12th
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . August Estate Sale - Books and Prints. 49 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Antiques, Asian and Fine Arts: Prints.

Sun. Aug. 13th
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Antiques, Asian and Fine Arts: Prints. 47 lots
Skinner. Marlborough. August Americana - Prints.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 8/6.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 8/6.

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