• <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
  • <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

Auction Update Review

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In the Heart of the Season

For the week ending Saturday November 9th 34 auctions were archived to the AED, 14 in euros, 5 in British pounds, and 15 is US dollars.  Turnover was $12,088,921 on the sale of 12,121 lots, 65% of the 18,628 offered.

 

Two auctions saw total sales reach the million dollar level:

 

Christies.  Old Books, Art Books, and Manuscripts on November 6th:  $2,424,094

Swann Galleries.  The Armory Show at 100 – Prints on November 5th:  $1,315,375

 

Five sales saw their totals reach 100% of the estimates of all lots offered:

 

RR Auction.  Autographs – JFK 50 Years after Dallas on October 24th:  678%

Bloomsbury Auctions.  Library of a Gentleman on November 7th:  140%

Dominic Winter Book Auctions.  Printed Books, Maps and Documents – Vintage Contemporary Photography on November 6th:  118%

Heritage Auctions.  Space on November 1st:  100%

 

Fifteen sales saw at least 80% of their sell:

 

Bloomsbury Auctions.  Library of a Gentleman on November 7th:  100%

Bruun Rasmussen.  Old Master Prints on November 4th:  100%

National Book Auctions.  Books and Ephemera on November 3rd:  100%

National Book Auctions.  Books and Ephemera – Civil War, Ephemera, Signed on October 13th:  100%

National Book Auctions.  Books and Ephemera – Burman, PA Dutch. Ornithology, etc. on September 13th:  100%

Archives International Auctions.  Historical Documents, Autographs, and the Copps Collection on October 19th:  99%

Heritage Auctions.  Comics – Internet bidding ended November 3rd:  99%

Heritage Auctions.  Rare Books internet bidding ended November 7th:  93%

Heritage Auctions.  Posters – internet bidding ended November 3rd:  91%

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers.  Fine Books and Manuscripts on November 6th:  90%

Bruun Rasmussen.  Modern and Contemporary Prints on November 5th:  87%

Dominic Winter Book Auctions.  Printed Books, Maps and Documents – Vintage Contemporary Photography on November 6th:  86%

Heritage Auctions.  Space on November 1st:  83%

Bonhams.  Sports Memorabilia on November 6th:  83%

Heritage Auctions.  Photography on November 2nd:  81%

 

For the week upcoming 38 sales are scheduled:

 

Mon. Nov. 11th

Doyle – New York.  Old Master, Modern and Contemporary Prints [111113].  222 lots

 

Tues. Nov. 12th

Bonhams – London.  Books [20753].  361 lots

Burgersdijk and Niermans – Leiden.  Books [338].  1,268 lots

Swann Galleries – New York.  Early Printed Medical and Science Books [2330].  316 lots

Sothebys – London.  Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History [13405].  228 lots

Adams Amsterdam Auctions – Amsterdam.  Exhibitions by Vincent Mentzel [111213].  245 lots 

 

Wed. Nov. 13th

RR Auction – Amherst.  Autographs [418].  1,911 lots

Burgersdijk and Niermans – Leiden.  Books [338].  1,268 lots

Piasa – Paris.  Ancient and Modern Prints [22683].  345 lots

  

Thurs. Nov. 14th

Kapandji Morhange – Paris.  Ancient Photographs [15612].  317 lots

Christies – Paris.  Photograph Collection [3580].  149 lots

Minerva Auctions Roma – Roma.  Modern and Contemporary Art [95].  26 lots

Bloomsbury Auctions – London.  Bibliophile [36091].  539 lots

Freemans – Philadelphia.  Pennsylvania Sale:  Books [1477].  85 lots

Christies – New York.  George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation [3454].  1 lot

Aguttes – Neuilly-sur-Seine.  Books and Ancient Paper [24085].  297 lots

Heritage Auctions – Dallas.  Rare Books – internet bidding ending today [201346].  342 lots

Kestenbaum and Company – New York.  Fine Judaica [111413].  398 lots

 

Fri. Nov. 15th

Sothebys – Paris.  Photographs [PF1320].  126 lots

Kapandji Morhange – Paris.  Modern Photographs [15613].  421 lots

Christies – London – South Kensington.  Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts [9702].  476 lots

Cowans Auctions – Cincinnati.  American History [376].  402 lots

Artcurial – Paris.  Nicholas de Crecy – New York sur Loire [2454].  40 lots

 

Sat. Nov. 16th

Heritage Auctions – Dallas.  Movie Posters [7083].  1,106 lots

Christies – Paris.  Contemporary Photographs [3549].  61 lots

Christies – Paris.  Contemporary Photographs [3561].  113 lots

Alain and Evelyne Morel de Westgaver – 1050 Bruxelles.  Books [111613].  575 lots

Artcurial – Paris.  Comic Strips [2392].  132 lots

Neret Minet and Tessier – Paris.  Comic Strips [17089].  374 lots

Artcurial – Paris.  Comic Strips, Session I [24201].  502 lots

 

Sun. Nov. 17th

Heritage Auctions – Dallas.  Movie Posters [7083].  1,106 lots

Skinner – Boston.  Fine Books and Manuscripts [2687B].  497 lots

Bonhams – Los Angeles.  Books [21023].  114 lots

Neret Minet and Tessier – Paris.  Comic Strips [17090].  543 lots

Heritage Auctions – Dallas.  Comics internet bidding ending today [121346]. 

Heritage Auctions – Dallas.  Posters – internet bidding ending today [161346].

Osenat – Fontainbleau.  The Empire at Fontainebleau [17374].  150 lots

Ader – Paris.  Photograph Collection from the Catholic Institute of Paris [24017].  180 lots

 

It’s a very busy week.  Heading into the holidays there’s a sale starting every 4 hours and twenty-five minutes.

 

Best of luck in the rooms,

 

Bruce McKinney

AE

  • <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
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  • <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…