• <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 14: Illustration Art</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 14:</b> James Montgomery Flagg, <i>Friend, Wife</i>, graphite & watercolor cover for Judge magazine, May 1920. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 14:</b> Georges Lepape, <i>Après la Tempête</i>, watercolor, ink & graphite cover for <i>Vogue</i>, April 1919, inscribed to Madame Condé Nast. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 14:</b> Maurice Sendak, <i>Little Bear & His Parents </i>, pencil study & finished watercolor for <i>Bears of the World</i>, 1981. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 14: Illustration Art</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 14:</b><br>Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel), <i>A Great Gallumphing Galoot!</i>, original drawing & inscription, signed twice, in <i>Dr. Seuss's ABC</i>. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 14:</b> Scrapbook relating to the production of <i>Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs</i>, with 20 original drawings, circa 1937. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 14:</b> Charles M. Schulz, <i>Gentleman Biographer</i>, pen & ink, <i>Peanuts</i> comic strip, 1972. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 14: Illustration Art</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 14:</b> Jerry Pinkney, <i>[Brer Rabbit & Brer Bear]</i>, watercolor, pen & ink on paper, 1990. $20,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 14:</b> <i>Daffydils</i>, festschrift for Harry Hershfield, signed with cartoons & caricatures by George Herriman, Winsor McCay & others, 1911. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 14:</b> W.W. Denslow, <i>Higglepy, Piggleby, My Black Hen</i>, ink & gouache, for <i>Denslow's Mother Goose </i>, 1901. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 14: Illustration Art</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 14:</b> Pavel Tchelitchew, <i>Savonarola</i>, graphite & gouache, sketch for the production at Theater in der Königgrätzer Straße, 1923. $5,000 to $7,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 14:</b> John Philip Falter, <i>Strictly Off the Record</i>, oil on canvas, for Four Roses Whiskey, 1942. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 14:</b> Charles Addams, <i>Movie Scream</i>, pen, ink & watercolor cartoon for <i>The New Yorker</i>, January 1947. $12,000 to $18,000.
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  • <b>Bloomsbury Auctions: Books and Works on Paper, including Fine Photographs. December 14, 2017</b>
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Rowling (J.K.). Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, original fine black pen and ink manuscript book by the author J.K.Rowling, with 31pp of text and illustrations. £80,000 to £120,000
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Blaeu (Johannes). <i>Vierde Stuck der Aerdrycks-Beschryving, welck vervat Engelandt</i>, i.e. <i>Theatrum Orbis Terrarum</i>. vol 4, England & Wales. £10,500 to £12,500
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Miró (Joan). L'Homme au Balencier, etching, aquatint and carborundum, printed in colours on Japan paper, signed in pencil lower right. £4,000 to £6,000
    <b>Bloomsbury Auctions: Books and Works on Paper, including Fine Photographs. December 14, 2017</b>
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Steve McCurry (b.1950). Afghan Girl, 1984, pigment inkjet print, signed and numbered 48/250 in pencil on lower margin. £2,500 to £3,500
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Keough (Pat and Rosemarie). <i>Antarctica</i>, no 228 of 950 copies, signed by the authors, many colour illustrations, original dark grey morocco. £2,800 to £3,200
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Rowlandson (Thomas). Darby & Joan, the idyllically contended couple sit either side of a stove in a cosy domestic interior, ink and watercolour on wove paper. £1,000 to £1,500
    <b>Bloomsbury Auctions: Books and Works on Paper, including Fine Photographs. December 14, 2017</b>
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Procktor (Patrick). Tiny blue-eyed goldfish, watercolour, 310 x 460mm., signed in blue crayon, lower right, titled and inscribed Muscat Jan 19. £1,000 to £1,500
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Iouri Abramochkin (b.1936). Horsemen, Dagestan, 1968, Lambda print, printed later, signed, dated, editioned 1/8 and annotated in black ink verso. £800 to £1,200
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Ravilious (Eric).- Shakespeare (William). Twelfth NIght, or, What You Will, number 79 of 275 copies , wood-engraved title. £800 to £1,200
    <b>Bloomsbury Auctions: Books and Works on Paper, including Fine Photographs. December 14, 2017</b>
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Michelangelo.- Chastel (André). <i>The Vatican Frescoes of Michelangelo</i>, Photography by Takashi Okamura, 2 vol., one of 600 sets, colour plates. £500 to £700
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Wyndham (John). <i>The Day of the Triffids; The Kraken Wakes; The Chrysalids;</i> together with 8 other volumes. All first editions. £400 to £600
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946). Goats Along The Seine, 1894. Photogravure, printed 1990s by Dorothy Norman, one from an edition of 40 published by Aperture. £400 to £600
  • <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>

Auction Update Review

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There is no denying summer is here

For the week ended Saturday June 21st 62 auctions were archived to the AED; 24 denominated in euros, 13 in British pounds, and 25 in US dollars.  Turnover was $31,895,556 as 15,245 lots were offered and 11,296 sold for a 74% success rate.

<--- Kestenbaum & Company.  Auction 62:  Fine Judaica - Books, Manuscripts, Autograph Letters, Ceremonial Objects & Graphic Art.  Thursday June 26th in New York City. [Catalogue image is a link]

10 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Christies. Books and Manuscripts on June 19th: $4,409,882
Sothebys. Books and Manuscripts on June 19th: $1,934,646
Bonhams. Books, Maps, Manuscripts and Historical Photographs on June 18th: $1,877,959
Profiles in History. HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS on June 13th: $1,841,272
Ketterer Kunst Doerling. Modern Classics - Prints on June 6th: $1,644,381
Bonhams. the Story of the 20th Century on June 4th: $1,568,547
Pierre Berge and Associes. Books and Manuscripts on June 18th: $1,516,843
Swann Galleries. The Shape of Things to Come: African-American Fine Art - Prints on June 10th: $1,242,627
Artcurial. Prints and Illustrated Books on June 4th: $1,223,999
Ketterer Kunst Doerling. Post War and Contemporary - Prints on June 7th: $1,054,133

 <---Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers.  Rare Book & Collectors Sale on July 1st.  Online and in Ireland.  [Catalogue image is a link]

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

Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions. Books, Prints, Maps on June 17th: 199.26%
Beaussant Lefevre. Antiquarian and Modern Books on June 13th: 172.58%
Pierre Berge and Associes. Books and Manuscripts on June 18th: 160.46%
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Estate Sale - Books and Prints on June 6th: 158.85%
Dorotheum . Books and Decorative Prints on June 18th: 158.40%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps and Documents on June 18th: 150.51%
Galerie Bassenge. China - Photography 1890s to 1950s on June 4th: 148.45%
Christies. An American Dynastyh: The Clark Family Treasures - Books, Illustrations, Prints on June 18th: 138.08%
Bonhams. WWII on June 5th: 131.04%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Autographs, Manuscripts and Documents on June 5th: 122.92%
Woolley and Wallis. Prints on June 4th: 114.45%
Grogan and Company. Prints, Books on June 8th: 110.64%
Sothebys. Books and Manuscripts on June 19th: 106.50%
Grogan and Company. Antiques - Prints on April 26th: 105.76%
Pandolfini. Ancient and Modern Prints and Antiquarian Books on June 11th: 105.56%
Ketterer Kunst Doerling. Modern Classics - Prints on June 6th: 103.50%
Robert Siegel Galleries. U.S. Postal History on May 21st: 101.81%
Gonnelli Casa DAste. Books, Manuscripts, Prints on May 16th: 101.73%
Swann Galleries. 19th & 20th Century Literature on June 19th: 101.64%

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

Grogan and Company. Antiques - Prints on April 26th: 100.00%
Carlsen Gallery. Antiques - Photos, Prints on June 8th: 100.00%
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Estate Sale - Books and Prints on June 6th: 100.00%
Freemans. Prints on June 17th: 100.00%
Galerie Bassenge. China - Photography 1890s to 1950s on June 4th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics -Internet bidstart 6/8 on June 15th: 99.25%
Robert Siegel Galleries. U.S. Postal History on May 21st: 95.09%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 6/8 on June 15th: 94.55%
Christies. An American Dynastyh: The Clark Family Treasures - Books, Illustrations, Prints on June 18th: 94.12%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 6/12 on June 19th: 91.69%
Woolley and Wallis. Prints on June 4th: 90.24%
Beaussant Lefevre. Antiquarian and Modern Books on June 13th: 89.60%
Clars Auction Gallery. Prints and Photographs on June 14th: 88.61%
Swann Galleries. 19th & 20th Century Literature on June 19th: 86.93%
Grogan and Company. Prints, Books on June 8th: 86.36%
Bonhams. The Sporting Sale on June 11th: 86.27%
Winter Associates. Books and Prints on June 9th: 85.71%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps and Documents on June 18th: 85.54%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 6/5 on June 12th: 85.13%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Autographs, Manuscripts and Documents on June 5th: 84.53%
Heritage Auctions. Legends of the West on June 14th: 81.88%

For the week ahead 28 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jun. 23rd
Sothebys. London. Modern Art - Prints. 2 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Old Master Prints. 4 lots

Tue. Jun. 24th
Sothebys. New York. A Rock & Roll History: Presley to Punk. 113 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 35 lots

Wed. Jun. 25th
Bonhams. Oxford . Printed Books, Maps and Photographs. 503 lots
Minerva Auctions Roma. Roma. Photography. 149 lots
Bonhams. London. Entertainment Memorabilia. 364 lots
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . Prints. 62 lots
Morton Casa de Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Antiquarian Books and Documents. 360 lots
Bonhams. San Francisco. ASIAN DECORATIVE WORKS OF ARTS - Ref Books and Woodblock Prints. 23 lots

Thu. Jun. 26th
Minerva Auctions Roma. Roma. Books, Autographs and Prints. 738 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Hollywood- Internet bidstart 6/19. 314 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Fine and Decorative Arts - Prints, Books, etc.. 44 lots
Audap and Mirabaud. PARIS. Antiquarian Books.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 6/19. 373 lots
Kestenbaum and Company. New York. Fine Judaica. 252 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Lomasney Vintage Movie Art Posters Benefiting Lifebeat Monthly Internet Charity. 40 lots

Fri. Jun. 27th
ALDE. Paris. Antiquarian Books from the XIX Century. 421 lots
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. 75172 Pforzheim. Books and Prints. 4699 lots
Ader. PARIS. Posters of the Opera.
Bonhams. Oxford . The Goodwood Festival of Speed - Posters, Maps. 33 lots

Sat. Jun. 28th
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Modern Prints. 168 lots
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. The Spirit of the 20th Century. 26 lots
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Books, Prints. 73 lots
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Comic Strips.

Sun. Jun. 29th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics -Internet bidstart 6/22.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 6/22.
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books.

The pace of the auctions is slowing down but the number of auctions has been exceptional.

 

Bruce McKinney

AE

Sunday 22 June 2014

 

  • <b>Les Collections Aristophil:<br>December 20, 2017</b>
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> SAINT-EXUPERY, ANTOINE DE. Kodachrome Film (16mm) showing Antoine de Saint-Exupery and Consuelo on a boat, 1942. JOINED: Guestbook for the Boat, signed, with a drawing of the Little Prince. 15 000 to 20 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> CANDEE, HELEN CHURCHILL. Autograph manuscript. TITANIC, 40 leaves. Original account of the most famous shipwreck, by a survivor of the ordeal. 300 000 to 400 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> TITANIC. Collection of 7 documents relating to the shipwreck of the Titanic (14 April 1912). 20 000 to<br>30 000 €
    <b>Les Collections Aristophil:<br>December 20, 2017</b>
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> DUPLEIX DE CADIGNAN, JEANBAPTISTE. Signed autograph manuscript. Thirty years of memoirs related to military services and important information on the American War of Independence.<br>40 000 to 50 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> CURTIUS. Faiz et Conquestes d'Alexandre [Histoire d'Alexandre le Grand]. In French, illuminated manuscript on paper and parchment, 16 large miniatures. 300 000 to<br>500 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> NELSON, HORATIO. Signed autograph letter, ‘Nelson & Bronte,” aboard the Amazon, 14 October 1801, addressed to Sir William Hamilton. 4 000 to 5 000 €
    <b>Les Collections Aristophil:<br>December 20, 2017</b>
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> GIROLAMO FRANCESCO MARIA MAZZUOLI DIT LE PARMESAN. Le couple amoureux. Pen and brown ink. 80 000 to 120 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> SADE, DONATIEN-ALPHONSE-FRANÇOIS, MARQUIS DE. Autograph manuscript. The 120 Days of Sodom, or the School of Libertinage, 1785.<br>4 000 000 to 6 000 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> MIRÓ, JOAN. Signed autograph correspondence to Thomas and Diane Bouchard (1949-1976). 50 000 to 60 000 €
    <b>Les Collections Aristophil:<br>December 20, 2017</b>
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> BALZAC, HONORÉ DE. Signed autograph manuscript, Ursule Mirouët, [1841]. One of only two manuscripts of novels by Balzac in private hands. 800 000 to<br>1 200 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> LENOIR, ALEXANDRE. Essai sur l'histoire des arts en Egypte pouvant servir d'appendice au grand ouvrage de la Commission. autograph manuscript with numerous additions and corrections. 40 000 to 50 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> SCHRÖDINGER, ERWIN. Autograph manuscript [Spring 1946, sent to Albert Einstein]. 1 500 to 2 000 €
  • <b>Cowan’s Auctions: Fine Books, Including the Alan Culpin WWI Art Collection – Live Online Auction. Dec. 18, 2017</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> Unique Association Copy of Signed Limited Roosevelt, African Game Trails, Extra-Illustrated. $5,000 - 7,500
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> 24 Volumes Henry James in 1/2 Morocco - Alvin Langdon Coburn Frontis Illustrations. $3,000 - $5,000
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> French Surrealism by Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore, 1930 Limited Edition in Lovely Condition. $3,000 - $5,000
    <b>Cowan’s Auctions: Fine Books, Including the Alan Culpin WWI Art Collection – Live Online Auction. Dec. 18, 2017</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> Unique and Beautifully Written Manuscript of 650 Quarto Pages - Unpublished History of Belle-Isle-En-Mer, 1754. $3,000 - $5,000
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> William Beebe's Classic 4 Volume Work on "The Pheasants," Signed and Inscribed in 1919. $2,000 - $3,000
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> Three Volumes of Washington's War Era Letters Published in New York in 1796. $1,500 - $2,000
    <b>Cowan’s Auctions: Fine Books, Including the Alan Culpin WWI Art Collection – Live Online Auction. Dec. 18, 2017</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> 19th C. Vintage Album with 48 Sepia Toned Albumen Prints by Fratelli Alinari et. al.<br>$1,500 - $2,000
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> Report of Phipps' Voyage in 1773 In Search of a Passage to India Via the North Pole. $1,500 - $2,000
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> 17 Volumes of Wallace's American Trotting Register, 1874-1891. $1,500 - $2,500
    <b>Cowan’s Auctions: Fine Books, Including the Alan Culpin WWI Art Collection – Live Online Auction. Dec. 18, 2017</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> Rare First English Edition of Monardes, Joyfull Newes, 1577, Woodcut Illustrations.<br>$1,500 - $3,000
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> 6 Volume Shakespeare Presented to Virginia Congressman Involved in the "Trent Affair". $1,200 - $1,500
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> Classic Lothar Meggendorfer Movable Book Complete with 8 Chromolithograph Plates, Ca. 1890. $750 - $1,000
  • <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