• <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
  • <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>Announcing a new Books for Sale platform hosted by Biblio!</b>
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  • <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.

Auction Update Review

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Step by Step we move into spring

 

For the week ending Saturday February 1st, 2014 21 auctions were archived to the AED, 4 in euros, 1 in British pounds, and 15 in US dollars.  Seven thousand one hundred and sixty-seven lots were offered and 5,350 sold for a 75% success rate.  Turnover was $24,420,279.

 

<-- Dan Whitmore of Whitmore Rare Books, new member of the ABAA - showing at the San Francisco Book, Print and Paper Show this past weekend.

 

3 Auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Christies. Renaissance - Durer Print on January 29th: $14,066,000
Christies. FRANCISCO JOSÉ DE GOYA Y LUCIENTES: GRAPHIC MASTERPIECES FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION on January 28th: $3,824,625
Guernseys. Audubon Engravings, Roger Tory Peterson Photographs on January 25th: $1,863,281

 

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

Winter Associates. Doolittle Etchings on January 13th: 943.00%
Bruun Rasmussen. Old Prints on January 27th: 168.53%
Christies. FRANCISCO JOSÉ DE GOYA Y LUCIENTES: GRAPHIC MASTERPIECES FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION on January 28th: 156.77%
Bonhams. Entertainment Memorabilia on January 26th: 143.76%
Doyle New York. Prints on January 29th: 138.12%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Prints on January 24th: 127.33%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Collectors Sale - Ephemera on January 30th: 121.38%


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

Winter Associates. Doolittle Etchings on January 13th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 1/19 on January 26th: 100.00%
Bruun Rasmussen. Old Prints on January 27th: 100.00%
Doyle New York. Prints on January 29th: 100.00%
Christies. Renaissance - Durer Print on January 29th: 100.00%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Collectors Sale - Ephemera on January 30th: 100.00%
National Book Auctions. Books and Ephemera on January 26th: 100.00%
National Book Auctions. Books and Ephemera - MacDonald, Books-on-Books, Children's on January 5th: 100.00%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Prints on January 24th: 97.96%
Christies. FRANCISCO JOSÉ DE GOYA Y LUCIENTES: GRAPHIC MASTERPIECES FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION on January 28th: 94.12%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet Bidstart 1/19 on January 26th: 93.08%
Sothebys. Important Americana on January 25th: 90.48%
Eldreds. Books, Prints, Photographs on January 25th: 90.24%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 1/23 on January 30th: 88.75%
Bonhams. Entertainment Memorabilia on January 26th: 82.15%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps and Historical Documents on January 29th: 81.82%


For the week ahead 16 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Feb. 3rd
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Old Prints. 2 lots

Tue. Feb. 4th
James D Julia Auctioneers. Fairfield. Antiques, Asian and Fine Arts: Prints. 78 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 41 lots

Wed. Feb. 5th
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . Prints. 39 lots
Autographes Encheres. Meinier. Autographs, Manuscripts, Ancient Books, Historical Memories, Photographs. 154 lots
James D Julia Auctioneers. Fairfield. Winter Antiques, Asian & Fine Art Auction. 54 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. British and Continental Old Master and Modern Prints. 110 lots

Thu. Feb. 6th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 1/30. 323 lots

Fri. Feb. 7th
Skinner. Boston. American and European Prints and Photography. 164 lots
ALDE. Paris. Books and Autographs. 305 lots
Aspire Auctions. Cleveland. Prints - Internet bidstart 1/30. 20 lots

Sat. Feb. 8th
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Prints. 2 lots

Sun. Feb. 9th
Bonhams. Los Angeles. Prints. 29 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Books and Manuscripts. 217 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics -Internet bidstart 2/2.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 2/2

The 2 day San Francisco Book and Ephemera Fair wrapped up today and the results were luke-warm.  The material offered was very good and the Fort Mason location arguably the best, if not the largest, in San Francisco.  Serious collectors made appearances but the hoped for next generation was apparently home preparing for the Super Bowl.  The show turned out to be way more interesting.

 

Bruce McKinney

AE

  • <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…
  • <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>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