• <b>Ketterer Kunst Hamburg: Rare Books Auction on November 20th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books Nov. 20:</b><br><i>Biblia latina</i>, Nuremberg 1475. <br>Est: €18,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books Nov. 20:</b><br>Latin and French Book of Hours, Paris around 1490. Est: €60,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books Nov. 20:</b><br>P. J. Redouté, <i>Les Roses</i>, Paris 1828-29. Est: €12,000
    <b>Ketterer Kunst Hamburg: Rare Books Auction on November 20th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books Nov. 20:</b><br>G. W. Knorr, <i>Deliciae Naturae Selectae</i>, Doordrecht 1771. Est: €10,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books Nov. 20:</b><br>J. J. Spalowsky, <i>Beytrag zur Naturgeschichte der Vögel</i>, Vienna 1790-92. Est: €20,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books Nov. 20:</b><br>H. A. Châtelain, <i>Atlas historique</i>, Amsterdam 1718-20. Est: €20,000
    <b>Ketterer Kunst Hamburg: Rare Books Auction on November 20th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books Nov. 20:</b><br>K. Rasmussen, Thule-expedition, around 1925-33. Est: €28,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books Nov. 20:</b><br>E. Cerillo, <i>Dipinti murali di Pompei</i>, Napels 1886. Est: €3,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books Nov. 20:</b><br>W. Shakespeare, <i>The plays</i>, London 1807. Est: €1,500
    <b>Ketterer Kunst Hamburg: Rare Books Auction on November 20th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books Nov. 20:</b><br>G. Klimt, <i>Das Werk</i>, Vienna 1914. Est: €15,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books Nov. 20:</b><br><i>International Exhibition of Modern Art</i>, New York 1926. Est: €3,500
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books Nov. 20:</b><br><i>Arp – Delaunay – Magnelli – Taeuber-Arp</i>, Paris 1950. Est: €1,500
  • <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>ALDE - Modern Illustrated Books - Original Drawings. 22 November 2017</b>
    <b>ALDE, Nov. 22:</b> DEGAS (Edgar). Danseuses au repos. Charcoal drawing. 30,000€ to 40,000€
    <b>ALDE, Nov. 22:</b> ERNST (Max). Une Semaine de bonté ou Les Sept éléments capitaux. Deuxième cahier. L'Eau. 1934. With an original collage signed by Max Ernst. 15,000€ to 20,000€
    <b>ALDE, Nov. 22:</b> BALZAC (Honoré de). Le Chef-d’œuvre inconnu. 1931. Illustrated edition by Pablo Picasso of 12 original etchings. 20,000€ to 30,000€
    <b>ALDE, Nov. 22:</b> GIACOMETTI (Alberto). Paris sans fin. 1969. Last illustrated book of Giacometti. 15,000€ to 20,000€

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Twenty-seven Auctions Archived, 36 new Sales this Week

For the week ended Saturday 23 September 2017 27 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 8 denominated in euros, 4 in British pounds, and 15 in US dollars.  Turnover was $16,023,540 as 6,898 lots were offered and 5,435 sold for a 79% success rare.  The average lot brought $2,948.

 

 

4 auctions saw total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

ChristiesPrints and Multiples on September 20th: $4,870,969 
SothebysPrints and Multiples on September 20th: $4,312,406 
Swann Galleries19th and 20th Century Prints and Drawings on September 19th: $2,625,109 
TajanBooks on September 14th: $1,129,338 
 

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

PBA GalleriesRare Cartography - Americana on September 21st: 214.69% 
Bearnes Hampton and LittlewoodBooks, Maps and Prints on September 6th: 164.36% 
TajanBooks on September 14th: 159.73% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsFine Clocks, Barometers & Scientific Instruments - Books on September 20th: 146.53% 
ArtcurialThe Banksy Years on September 19th: 129.18% 
ChristiesPrints and Multiples on September 20th: 103.71% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on September 19th: 102.11% 
SothebysPrints and Multiples on September 20th: 100.79% 


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

Leland Little AuctionsCustomer Appreciation Gallery Auction on August 26th: 100.00% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersProperty from the Camilla and Earl McGrath Collection, Part II on September 13th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 9/10 on September 17th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 9/10 on September 17th: 100.00% 
Forum Auctions in ItalyNO RESERVE: Online Auction: Antiquarian and Rare Books on September 21st: 98.81% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - Online bidstart 9/12 on September 19th: 97.31% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsFine Clocks, Barometers & Scientific Instruments - Books on September 20th: 96.88% 
Treadway Toomey Auctions20th Century Art and Design - Prints on September 16th: 91.25% 
Bearnes Hampton and LittlewoodBooks, Maps and Prints on September 6th: 90.81% 
TajanBooks on September 14th: 88.75% 
Clars Auction GalleryPrints, Books on September 17th: 88.10% 
ChristiesPrints and Multiples on September 20th: 86.57% 
Brunk AuctionsSeptember 16 Catalogue Auction - Books, Prints on September 17th: 86.36% 
Leland Little AuctionsThe Fall Quarterly Auction featuring The Collection of Esther B. Ferguson, Secessionville Manor, SC on September 16th: 85.71% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on September 19th: 85.45% 
Clars Auction GalleryFine Art and Antiques - Books, Prints on September 16th: 84.24% 
SothebysPrints and Multiples on September 20th: 83.60% 
 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. PBA Galleries Album of forty-eight albumen photographs of South Africa and Egypt on September 21st Actual price: USD $600,321.
  2. Christies Der Krieg the set of fifty on September 20th Actual price: USD $319,613.
  3. Christies The Girls on the Bridge on September 20th Actual price: USD $168,750.
  4. Sothebys HOMMAGE A PICASSO on September 20th Actual price: USD $151,875.
  5. Christies Grace Kelly on September 20th Actual price: USD $151,875.
  6. Christies Melencolia I on September 20th Actual price: USD $135,000.
  7. Sothebys REFLECTIONS ON THE SCREAM (C. 243) on September 20th Actual price: USD $126,563.
  8. Swann Galleries Françoise sur fond gris on September 19th Actual price: USD $125,000.
  9. Christies NOLA (Pink and Yellow Rain) on September 20th Actual price: USD $121,500.
  10. Christies Queen Elizabeth II, from: Reigning Queens (Royal Edition) on September 20th Actual price: USD $118,125.
  11. Sothebys QUEEN ELIZABETH II OF THE UNITED KINGDOM (ROYAL EDITION) (F. & S. II.334) on September 20th Actual price: USD $101,250.
  12. Sothebys THE SCREAM (AFTER MUNCH) (FELDMAN & SCHELLMANN IIIA.58) on September 20th Actual price: USD $101,250.
  13. Sothebys THE BULLS OF BORDEAUX (D. 286-289; H. 283-286) on September 20th Actual price: USD $101,250.
  14. Sothebys MELENCOLIA I (B. 74; M., HOLL 75) on September 20th Actual price: USD $101,250.
  15. Christies José Delgado: La Tauromaquia on September 20th Actual price: USD $92,813.
  16. Christies Bacchanale avec chevreau et spectateur on September 20th Actual price: USD $92,813.
  17. Christies Hotel Acatlán: Second day, from: The Moving Focus Series on September 20th Actual price: USD $84,375.
  18. Christies Jacqueline de profil à droite on September 20th Actual price: USD $84,375.
  19. Sothebys BLACK LENIN (F. & S. II.402) on September 20th Actual price: USD $81,000.
  20. Christies Hotel Acatlán: Two Weeks Later, from: The Moving Focus Series on September 20th Actual price: USD $81,000.
  21. Christies Miroir de la Tauromachie the complete set of four on September 20th Actual price: USD $81,000.
  22. Sothebys COLOUR FIELDS, SIX ARRANGEMENTS OF 1260 COLOURS (BUTIN 51) on September 20th Actual price: USD $75,938.
  23. Christies Lithograph of water made of thick and thin lines and a light blue and a dark blue wash lithograph in colours, 1978-80, on September 20th Actual price: USD $75,938.
  24. Christies Pluto aged Twelve on September 20th Actual price: USD $75,938.
  25. Christies The Garden of Love the complete set of six on September 20th Actual price: USD $75,938.



27 total sales reported this week:

Forum Auctions in Italy. NO RESERVE: Online Auction: Antiquarian and Rare Books on September 21st: 98.81%
Dorotheum . Books and Decorative Prints on September 21st: 74.12%
PBA Galleries. Rare Cartography - Americana on September 21st: 57.62%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Fine Clocks, Barometers & Scientific Instruments - Books on September 20th: 96.88%
Sothebys. Prints and Multiples on September 20th: 83.60%
Artcurial. More - Prints on September 19th: 63.27%
Artcurial. The Banksy Years on September 19th: 70.00%
Christies. Prints and Multiples on September 20th: 86.57%
Swann Galleries. 19th and 20th Century Prints and Drawings on September 19th: 72.64%
Bruun Rasmussen. Books on September 19th: 63.64%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Online bidstart 9/12 on September 19th: 97.31%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 9/10 on September 17th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 9/10 on September 17th: 100.00%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on September 19th: 85.45%
Leland Little Auctions. Customer Appreciation Gallery Auction on August 26th: 100.00%
Treadway Toomey Auctions. 20th Century Art and Design - Prints on September 16th: 91.25%
Clars Auction Gallery. Prints, Books on September 17th: 88.10%
Clars Auction Gallery. Fine Art and Antiques - Books, Prints on September 16th: 84.24%
Brunk Auctions. September 16 Catalogue Auction - Books, Prints on September 17th: 86.36%
Tajan. Books on September 14th: 88.75%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Property from the Camilla and Earl McGrath Collection, Part II on September 13th: 100.00%
Dallas Auction Gallery. Fine and Decorative Art - Prints on September 13th: 75.00%
RR Auction. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 8/18 on September 13th: 48.48%
RR Auction. Princess Diana Tribute - Online bidstart 8/18 on September 13th: 61.70%
Rossini. Works of Art - Prints, and Books on September 12th: 29.03%
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Books, Maps and Prints on September 6th: 90.81%
Leland Little Auctions. The Fall Quarterly Auction featuring The Collection of Esther B. Ferguson, Secessionville Manor, SC on September 16th: 85.71%


For the week ahead 36 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Sep. 25th
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Chadds Ford, PA . Quarterly Catalogue Auction. 27 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 91 lots

Tue. Sep. 26th
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . THE PATRIOTIC ICONOGRAPHY OF THE WAR 14-18 - COLLECTION A. AND H. PARENT DE CURZON. 83 lots
Bonhams. New York. Rare Books and Manuscripts featuring Exploration and Travel. 159 lots
Jacksons Auction. Cedar Falls, Iowa . Important Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. 191 lots
Sothebys. London. The Vivien Leigh Collection. 86 lots
ALDE. Paris. Antiquarian and 19th Century Books. 442 lots
Grogan and Company. Dedham. Fine and Decorative Asian Works of Art Auction. 3 lots
Christies. New York. The Collection of Paul F. Walter. 140 lots
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Image Theatre Cinema Advertising. 346 lots
Sothebys. London. The Library of John and Suzanne Bonham. 393 lots
Vermot de Pas. Paris. Mister D. Succession : Postcards, Stamps, Posters, Historical Documents, etc.... 499 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 26 lots
Il Ponte. Milan. Interior Decoration - Modern Art/Modern Antiques - Prints. 146 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Online bidstart 9/19. 604 lots

Wed. Sep. 27th
Bonhams. New York. The Air and Space Sale. 210 lots
Dorotheum . Vienna. Prints Before 1900. 102 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Fine Books and Works on Paper. 576 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. The Prince Auction - Online bidstart9/14. 223 lots
Chiswick Auctions. London. Printed Books and Manuscripts. 187 lots
Skinner. Boston. Fine Prints, Fine Photographs. 143 lots
Sothebys. London. Yeats: The Family Collection. 64 lots
Nye & Company Auctioneers. Bloomfield. Estate Sale - Books and Prints - online bidstart 9/13. 92 lots

Thu. Sep. 28th
Swann Galleries. New York. Printed and Manuscript Americana. 325 lots
Freemans. Philadelphia. Rare Books, Maps and Manuscripts. 284 lots
Dorotheum . Vienna. Globes. 13 lots
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Fine Prints. 294 lots
Sothebys. New York. Post-War and Contemporary Photographs. 94 lots
Quagga Rare Books and Art. Cape Town. Internet Book Sale - Historical, Non-fiction - Bidstart 9/21. 89 lots
The Antiquarian Book. Izola. Online sale of Fine & Rare Antiquarian Books and Documents.

Fri. Sep. 29th
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH. Berlin-Schoneberg. Modern Art, Modern Photography, Old Paintings & Antiques. 393 lots
The Written Word Autographs. Tamworth, NH . Autographs. 629 lots

Sun. Oct. 1st
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles Auction - bidstart 9/3. 245 lots
Heritage Auctions. Beverly Hills. The Connie Francis Collection Entertainment. 243 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 9/24.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 9/24.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Christie’s Paris, Nov. 28:</b> Seba, Albertus. <i>Locupletissimi rerum naturalium thesauri.</i> Amsterdam: J. Wetsten, 1734[-1769]. €350,000–550,000
    <b>Christie’s Paris, Nov. 28:</b> Janssonius, Joannes. <i>Novus Atlas Absolutissimus</i>. Amsterdam: J Jansson, 1658 [after 1664]. €250,000–450,000
    <b>Christie’s Paris, Nov. 28:</b> Goya, Francisco de. <i>[La Tauromaquia.] Treinta y tres estampas, que representan diferentes suertes y actitudes del arte de lidiar los Toros</i>. Madrid: [Rafael Esteve, 1816]. €150,000–250,000
    <b>Christie’s Online, Nov. 29 – Dec. 06:</b> Einstein, Albert. <i>On residual rays – and guilt about an old girlfriend</i>. Prague, 26 December 1911. US$10,000–15,000
    <b>Christie’s Online, Nov. 29 – Dec. 06:</b> Einstein, Albert. <i>‘What is logically simple is so difficult mathematically'</i>. Princeton, 16 August 1949. US$20,000–30,000
    <b>Christie’s New York, Dec. 5:</b> Yorktown Campaign manuscript map. ‘No 1 Carte générale de l’Isle de New York et des Environs...No 2. Reconnoissance Geometrique…’ n.p., c. 1781–1782. US$150,000–200,000
    <b>Christie’s New York, Dec. 5:</b> Le Hay, Jacques and Ferriol, Charles de (1637–1722). <i>Recueil de cent estampes représentant differentes nations du Levant</i>. Paris: Le Hay and Duchange, 1714. US$30,000–40,000
    <b>Christie’s New York, Dec. 7:</b> Cresswell, Samuel Gurney. <i>A Series of Eight Sketches … of the Voyage of the H.M.S. Investigator during the Discovery of the North-west Passage</i>. London: 1854. US$30,000–40,000.
    <b>Christie’s New York, Dec. 7:</b> Veer, Gerrit de. <i>Diarium nauticum seu vera descriptio trium navigationum admirandarum</i>. Amsterdam: Cornelius [Claesz], 1598. US$25,000–35,000
  • <b>19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy!</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Walt Whitman. Poetical manuscript from <i>Leaves of Grass</i> (1865)
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> (Daniel Boone.) Filson. <i>The Discovery ... of Kentucke</i> (1784)
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Edgar A. Poe. <i>Tales</i> (1845) original cloth
    <b>19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy!</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Emerson. Autograph letter signed on his philosophy of poetry (1841)
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Fitzgerald. <i>This Side of Paradise</i> (1920) presentation copy
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:<br>Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>John Norman, <i>The American Pilot</i>, complete copy with 11 folding charts, Boston, 1810. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>John Smith, <i>New England</i>, London, 1616. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>Plancius Petrus, <i>Orbis Terrarum Typus de Integro Multis in Locis Emendatus</i>, Amsterdam, 1594. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:<br>Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>Martin Waldseemüller, <i>Tabula Terre Nove</i>, woodcut, Strasbourg, 1513. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>Forlani & Zaltieri, <i>Il Disegno del Discoperto della Noua Franza</i>, Venice, 1566. $30,000 to $50,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>Richard Hakluyt, <i>Novus Orbis</i>, first appearance of "Virginia" on a printed map, Paris, 1587. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:<br>Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>Pieter van den Keere, <i>Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica</i>, Amsterdam, 1608. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>Abraham Ortelius, <i>Theatrum Orbis Terrarum</i>, Antwerp, 1584. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>George B. Goode & Samuel A. Kilbourne, <i>Game Fishes of the United States</i>, New York, 1879. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:<br>Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>William Faden, <i>The Province of New Jersey</i>, London, 1777. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>James Gillray, <i>The Plumb-Pudding in Danger</i>, hand-colored etching, London, 1805. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>Pierre Belon, <i>L'Histoire de la Nature des Oyseaux</i>, with woodcut illustrations, Paris, 1555. $8,000 to $12,000.