• <b>Now in press: 19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy.</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> <i>The First American Magna Carta. English Liberties.</i> Boston, 1721.
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Babbage presentation to Peel, the man who killed the Difference Engine 1832
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> The Stamp Act. 1765
    <b>Now in press: 19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy.</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Central Park Photographs by Prevost 1862
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Salem Witch Trials. Wonders of the Invisible World 1693
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Mammoth print of Millie-Christine, "The Carolina Twins" c. 1868
  • <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b>  Lewis Morris Rutherfurd, The Moon, From a Negative taken at the Observatory of Mr. L. M. Rutherfurd...May 19, 1874. Est: $5,000-8,000 (Lot 3)
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> Alvin Langdon Coburn. London. With 20 photogravures by Coburn and text by Hilaire Belloc, London and New York: 1909. First edition. Est: $4,000-6,000 (Lot 32)
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> Lee Friedlander, Newark, New Jersey, 1962 and Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1972.<br>Est: $7,000-9,000 (Lot 50)
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> The  papers of Brevet Major General John Gross Barnard (1815-1882), Chief Engineer of the Army of the Potomac. Est: $75,000-100,000 (Lot 160)
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> James Joyce, Dubliners, London: Grant Richards, 1914. First edition. Est: $5,000-8,000 (Lot 362)
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> George Sand, Group of five volumes inscribed to Henry Harrisse. Est: $4,000-6,000 (Lot 405)
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> Thomas More, Sir, Saint [Utopia]: De optimo reip. statu deque nova insula utopia libellus vere aureus… Basel: Froben, March 1518. First Basel edition. Est: $15,000-25,000 (Lot 308)
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> Johannes Brahms, Autograph letter in German signed "Joh. Brahms.” Est: $4,000-6,000 (Lot 285)
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> Kelmscott Press, [Guilelmus, of Tyre, Archbishop]. The History of Godefrey of Boloyne. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1893. Est: $2,000-3,000 (Lot 270)
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> Gilles Robert de Vaugondy, Gilles Didier, Atlas universel...Paris: the author and Boudet, 1757[-58]. Est: $10,000 - $15,000  (Lot 222)
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> John Keats, Lamia, Isabella, the Eve of Saint Agnes and Other Poems. London: Taylor and Hessey, 1820. First edition. Est: $5,000-7,000 (Lot 399)
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> Specimen book of Schumacher & Ettlinge, between 1870-1895. Original roan-backed boards.. Est: $2,000-3,000 (Lot 195)
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4: Autographs</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Ernest Hemingway, Autograph Letter Signed "Love / Mr. Papa," to Marlene Dietrich, Cuba, 1952. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Alexis de Tocqueville, Autograph Letter Signed, on the publication of <i> Democracy in America </i>, 1837. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Thomas Hart Benton, Autograph Manuscript, draft of <i>The Mechanics of Form Organization in Painting</i>, with sketches, 1926. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4: Autographs</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Elliot Erwitt, photograph of Kennedy & Eisenhower, signed by both,<br>c. 1960. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> John Adams, Partly-printed Document Signed, as President, countersigned by Secretary of State Timothy Pickering, 1798. $4,000 to $6,000. 
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Graphite drawing of Albert Einstein, signed by him & the artist, S.N. Swamy, 1950. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4: Autographs</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Autograph Musical Quotation Signed, London, 1888. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Thomas Jefferson, Partly-printed vellum Document Signed, as President, countersigned by Secretary of State James Madison, 1809. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Agatha Christie, Autograph Manuscript notebook with early drafts for numerous novels, Baghdad, circa 1948. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4: Autographs</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Claude Monet, Autograph Letter Signed to Desmond Fitzgerald, in French, 1889. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Photograph of Fidel Castro, Signed & Inscribed, in Spanish, 1955. $3,500 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Frederick Stuart Church, archive of 17 illustrated Autograph Letters Signed to Evander Schley, 1905-11. $5,000 to $7,500.
  • <b>Sotheby’s London: Travel, Atlases, Maps & Natural History. 9 May 2017. Viewing 5 – 8 May.</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s London, 9 May:</b> Ackermann, Rudolph—Uwins, Thomas. A collection of 240 drawings for Rudolph Ackermann's <i>Repository of Arts</i> magazine, 1809-1828. £20,000 – 30,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London, 9 May:</b> Blaeu, Willem Janszoon, and Joan. <i>Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, Sive Atlas Novus in Quo Tabulae et Descriptiones Omnium Regionum.</i> 1640-1654. £100,000 – 150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London, 9 May:</b> Mercator, Gerard and Jodocus Hondius. <i>L’Atlas ou Méditations Cosmographiques de la Fabrique du Monde et Figure Diceluy.</i> 1613. £60,000 – 80,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London: Travel, Atlases, Maps & Natural History. 9 May 2017. Viewing 5 – 8 May.</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s London, 9 May:</b> Speed, John. <i>The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain, Presenting an Exact Geography of the Kingdom of England, Scotland, Ireland and the Isles Adjoyning...</i> £100,000 – 150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London, 9 May:</b> Wit, Frederick De. [General Atlas], With The Engraved Title For Atlas Maior. Amsterdam, [C.1688-1696]. £50,000 – 70,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London, 9 May:</b> Kuntz, Joh. Rudolph. <i>[Abbildungen Königlich Württembergischer Gestütts-Pferde von Orientalischen Racen.</I> Stuttgart: Ebner 1823–1824]. £30,000 – 40,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London: Travel, Atlases, Maps & Natural History. 9 May 2017. Viewing 5 – 8 May.</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s London, 9 May:</b> Lawrence, T.E. Ivory Silk Thawb, Or Under-Robe, Presented by Lawrence of Arabia to a family friend. £10,000 – 15,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London, 9 May:</b> Blaeu, Joan. <i>Archipelagus Orientalis Sive Asiaticus</i>. Amsterdam: Joan Blaeu, [1659]. £200,000 – 250,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London, 9 May:</b> Blaeu, Joan. <i>Asiae Descriptio Novissima</i>. Amsterdam: Joan Blaeu, [1659]. £60,000 – 80,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London: Travel, Atlases, Maps & Natural History. 9 May 2017. Viewing 5 – 8 May.</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s London, 9 May:</b> Japanese bird paintings—(Rinchô Zu). A Pair Of Painted Scrolls of Birds. [Japan, Late 18th Or Early 19th Century]. £25,000 – 35,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London, 9 May:</b> Huang, Qianren. Da Qing Wannian Yitong Tianxia Quantu [Complete Map of the Whole Unified Country of the Great Qing]. [1803]. £80,000 – 120,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London, 9 May:</b> Sôkaku or Ryôsei Jôkei. Da Ming Sheng Tu, [Map of (China Under) The Great Ming Dynasty]. (1691 Or 1711). £80,000 – 120,000

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>Ketterer Kunst Hamburg, Rare Books Auction on May 22</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 22:</b><br>Book of hours, manuscript on vellum. Around 1520. Est: € 15,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 22:</b><br>H. Schedel, <i>Liber chronicarum</i>. 1493. Est: € 60,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 22:</b><br>Biblia germanica. 1474.<br>Est: € 140,000
    <b>Ketterer Kunst Hamburg, Rare Books Auction on May 22</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 22:</b><br>A. Ortelius, <i>Theatrum orbis terrarum</i>. 1574. Est: € 26,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 22:</b><br>L. de Varthema, <i>Die ritterlich und lobwirdig Rays</i>. 1515. Est: € 15,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 22:</b><br>J. H. van Linschoten, His <i>Discours of Voyages</i>. 1598. Est: € 70,000
    <b>Ketterer Kunst Hamburg, Rare Books Auction on May 22</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 22:</b><br>J. G. Stedman, <i>Narrative of Surinam</i>. 1806. Est: € 8,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 22:</b><br>A. von Menzel, <i>Armeewerk Friedrichs d. Gr.</i> 1855. Est: € 50,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 22:</b><br>G. Heym, <i>Umbra Vitae</i>. 1924. Est: € 8,000
    <b>Ketterer Kunst Hamburg, Rare Books Auction on May 22</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 22:</b><br>Master binding by G. Levitzky. 1914. Est: € 2,500
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 22:</b><br>R. Char, <i>A la santé du serpent</i>. 1954. Est: € 8,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 22:</b><br>Nam June Paik, Fluxus Testament. 1975. Est: € 18,000
  • <b>Bonhams, March 9. Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including the Kennedy Years</b>
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> BROWNING, ELIZABETH BARRETT. Autograph Manuscript Initialed ("E.B.B."), being the working notebook for the poems contained in <i>The Seraphim and Other Poems</i>. $400,000 to 600,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> WILDE, OSCAR. Two leaves, pp 31-34, from the first appearance of <i>The Picture of Dorian Gray in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine for July, 1890</i>, with Wilde's autograph revisions. $40,000 to 60,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Comedies, Histories and Tragedies; Published according to the true Originall Copies. Second Impression. [THE SECOND FOLIO.]</i> $200,000 to 300,000
    <b>Bonhams, March 9. Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including the Kennedy Years</b>
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> KENNEDY, JOHN FITZGERALD. Photograph Signed ("John F. Kennedy") and Inscribed, 8 x 10 inch gelatin silver print, of Senator Kennedy and Miss Barelli, at the swearing of the secretarial oath for Miss Barelli. $1,200 to 1,800
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> COOPER, JAMES FENIMORE. Autograph Manuscript, being Chapter XXVII of <i>Afloat and Ashore</i>. $15,000 to 20,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> IRVING, WASHINGTON. Autograph Manuscript, being Chapter 20 from Volume IV of <i>The Life of George Washington</i>. $20,000 to 30,000
    <b>Bonhams, March 9. Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including the Kennedy Years</b>
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> VERNE, JULES. Autograph Manuscript Signed ("Jules Verne"), being the complete short story "<i>Une fantaisie de docteur Ox</i>". $100,000 to 150,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> ALCHEMY. <i>[The Crowning of Nature, or Coronatio Naturae.]</i> Original alchemical manuscript on paper, ruled in red, with watermark of the arms of Schieland. $100,000 to 150,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> DE JODE, CORNELUS. 1568 - 1600. <i>Quivirae Regnu, Cum Alija Versus Borea</i>. [Antwerp: Arnoldum Coninx, 1593]. $7,000 to 10,000
    <b>Bonhams, March 9. Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including the Kennedy Years</b>
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> HOOKER, JOSEPH DALTON. <i>The Rhododendrons of Sikkim-Himalaya; Being an Account, Botanical and Geographical, of the Rhododendrons Recently Discovered in the Mountains of Eastern Himalaya</i>… $7,000 to 10,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> CATLIN, GEORGE. <i>North American Indian Portfolio. Hunting scenes and amusements of the Rocky Mountains and prairies of America. From drawings and notes of the author, made during eight years' travel.</i> $20,000 to 30,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> LINCOLN, ABRAHAM. HESLER, ALEXANDER. Platinum print, 8 3/4 x 6 3/4 in, of a beardless Lincoln, 1860.<br>$2,000 to 3,000
  • <b>Seth Kaller:</b> “America the Beautiful”
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> George Washington, Tongue-in-Cheek, Writes James McHenry About His Wife or Mistress—But Funding the Continental Army is the Real Topic
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Young’s Map of the United States
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> President Lincoln & His Most Profitable Client, the Illinois Central Railroad
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Lincoln Thanks Former Pro-Slavery and Newly Republican Congressman for a Fiery Anti-Slavery Speech at a Philadelphia Campaign Rally
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> “A Visit From St. Nicholas” - great association copy inscribed by Clement C. Moore
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Einstein Agrees to Allow “a Short Book on the Hydrogen Bomb” to Use His Statement Made on Eleanor Roosevelt’s TV Show
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> The Building Blocks of Albert Einstein’s Creative Mind
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> A Unique Manuscript Map of Block Island Sound Including Fisher’s and Gardiner’s Islands, the Hamptons, and Montauk Point
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> J.R.R. Tolkien Writes his Proofreader with a Lengthy Discussion of the Lord of the Rings, Including Criticism of Radio Broadcasts of his Work
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Six Benjamin Franklin Signed Receipts – Including his Earliest Obtainable Autograph — Acknowledging a Donation to the Famous Library Company He Founded, and Five Payments for His Pennsylvania Gazette
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Sherman Dishes on Lincoln & Thomas, Meade, Sheridan, Halleck & Grant