Auction Update Review

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test on 11/26


1 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters on November 17th: $1,847,777

1 auctions saw total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered in the sale:

Alain and Evelyne Morel de Westgaver. Books on November 16th: 118.50%


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

Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 11/10 on November 17th: 99.82%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters on November 17th: 96.75%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 11/7 on November 14th: 88.30%


For the week ahead 6 sales are scheduled:

Thu. Nov. 28th
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books - Day 1. 1140 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Prints. 876 lots
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. FIRE & FLAMES - LIBRARY DOMINIQUE DE VILLEPIN - I. THIEVES OF FIRE. 241 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Books, Manuscripts, Works on Paper. 372 lots
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Laguna Beach. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 11/21. 382 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 11/21. 302 lots
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. The 20th Century in Posters. 539 lots

Fri. Nov. 29th
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books - Day 2. 184 lots
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. FIRE & FLAMES - LIBRARY DOMINIQUE DE VILLEPIN - II. HOLDERS OF FLAMES. 301 lots

Sat. Nov. 30th
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Antique Maps - Fixed Prices. 274 lots
Ader. PARIS. Photobooks - the Library of Jean-Pierre and Claudine Sudre. 316 lots

Sun. Dec. 1st
PIASA. Paris. Tin Tin. 188 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 11/24. 649 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Posters - internet bidstart 11/24. 600 lots

Mon. Dec. 2nd
Autographes Encheres. Meinier. Stars from Hollywood - internet bidstart Nov 18. 172 lots

Tue. Dec. 3rd
Christies. London - King Street. Old Master Prints. 103 lots
Sothebys. Paris. Western Manuscripts and Miniatures. 58 lots

  • <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>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:<br>Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Caius Julius Hyginus, <i>Poeticon Astronomicon,</i> first illustrated edition, Venice, 1482. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Giovanni Botero, <i>Le Relationi Universali... divise in Sette Parti</i>, Venice, 1618. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> <i>L'Escole des Filles</i>, likely third edition of the first work of pornographic fiction in French, 1676. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:<br>Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Illuminated Book of Hours in Latin on vellum, Flanders, early 16th century. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Johannes Regiomontanus, <i>Calendarium,</i> Venice, 1485. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Pedro de Medina, <i>Libro d[e] gra[n]dezas y cosas memorables de España,</i> Alcalá de Henares, 1566. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:<br>Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b><br>Luis de Lucena, <i>Arte de Ajedres,</i> Salamanca, circa 1496-97. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Andrés Serrano, <i>Los Siete Principes de los Ángeles, válidos de Rey del Cielo,</i> Spain, 1707. $800 to $1,200.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Johannes de Sacrobosco, <i>Sphaera mundi,</i> first illustrated edition, Venice, 1478. $15,000 to $20,000.
  • <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> A Rare 3-rotor German Enigma I Enciphering Machine. $70,000 to $90,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Important collection of correspondence between Werner Heisenberg and Bruno Rossi. $40,000 to $60,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Walt Whitman Autograph manuscript containing his thoughts on death. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> David Roberts. <i>Holy Land</i>. Six volumes. 1842-1849. First edition. $15,000 to $25,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Extensive collection of Ray Bradbury's primary works, most signed or inscribed. $15,000 to $20,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Peter Force. Declaration of Independence. $12,000 to $18,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Steinbeck. <i>Grapes of Wrath</i>. A fine copy of the first edition. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Lewis & Clark. <i>Travels to the Source of the Missouri River</i>... First English edition, extra-illustrated. 1814. $10,000 to 15,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Manuscript document signed by Nuno de Guzman relating to Hernan Cortes, 1528. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> “Nos los inquisidores..." The first book in English printed West of the Mississippi. [1787]. $5,000 to $8,000.