• <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>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>Old World Auctions, Apr. 26:</b> Lot 37. Anonymous, <i>[Untitled - Ancient World]</i>, 1553. Est. $20,000 - $23,000
    <b>Old World Auctions, Apr. 26:</b> Lot 45. Cellarius, <i>Haemisphaerium Stellatum Australe</i>, 1708. Est. $2,400 - $3,000
    <b>Old World Auctions, Apr. 26:</b> Lot 51. Kircher, <i>Systema Ideale quo Exprimitur</i>, 1665. Est. $1,600 - $1,900
    <b>Old World Auctions, Apr. 26:</b> Lot 152. David H. Vance, <i>Map of the United States of North America</i>, 1825. Est. $8,000 - $10,000
    <b>Old World Auctions, Apr. 26:</b> Lot 309. Mark Storm, <i>Official Texas Brags Map of North America</i>, 1948. Est. $350 - $425
    <b>Old World Auctions, Apr. 26:</b> Lot 426. B. Crété, <i>Carte Symbolique de l'Europe / Europe en 1914</i>, 1915. Est. $2,000 - $2,300
    <b>Old World Auctions, Apr. 26:</b> Lot 636. Hartmann Schedel, <i>Folio LXIIII - Destruccio Iherosolime</i>, 1493. Est. $1,100 - $1,400
    <b>Old World Auctions, Apr. 26:</b> Lot 649. Heinrich Bunting, <i>Asia Secunda pars Terrae in Forma Pegasi</i>, 1581. Est. $3,000 - $3,750
    <b>Old World Auctions, Apr. 26:</b> Lot 747. Theodore de Bry, <i> [Lot of 22 - Complete Set of De Bry's Virginia Natives]</i>, 1590. Est. $6,000 - $7,000
    <b>Old World Auctions, Apr. 26:</b> Lot 769. Lotter/Lobeck, <i>Atlas Geographicus Portatilis</i>, 1760. Est. $1,900 - $2,200
    <b>Old World Auctions, Apr. 26:</b> Lot 772. Henry Teesdale, <i>A New General Atlas of the World</i>, 1835. Est. $1,200 - $1,500
    <b>Old World Auctions, Apr. 26:</b> Lot 777. Marco Coltellini, <i>[3 Volumes] Il Gazzettiere Americano</i>, 1763. Est. $5,500 - $7,000

Auction Update Review

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In the heat of the season

For the week ended Saturday November 8th 34 auctions were archived to the AED; 9 in euros, 7 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican Pesos, and 17 in US dollars.  Sales totaled $24,857,865 as 7,483 lots were offered and 5,613 sold for a 75% success rate.

7 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Sothebys. Prints on October 31st: $8,682,002
Sothebys. Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History on November 4th: $4,485,202
Sothebys. Library of Carlo de Poortere on November 6th: $2,905,542
Christies. COLLECTION LITTÉRAIRE :VERLAINE, RIMBAUD, MALLARMÉ - LA COLLECTION LITTÉRAIRE D'ÉDOUARD-HENRI FISCHE on November 4th: $2,525,278
Christies. Sporting Books on November 5th: $1,237,264
Swann Galleries. The Latin Americana Library of Dr. W. Michael Mathes on November 6th: $1,235,647
Freemans. Modern and Contemporary Works of Art - Prints on November 2nd: $1,056,212

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

Binoche et Giquello. ALBERT ROBIDA COLLECTION MICHEL FRANÇOIS LIVRES - AQUARELLES ET DESSINS ORIGINAUX on October 29th: 137.43%
Tooveys. Postcards on November 4th: 118.58%
Tooveys. Photographs and Ephemera on November 4th: 108.72%
Pierre Berge and Associes. Old Books and Autographs on November 5th: 107.89%
Christies. Sporting Books on November 5th: 101.20%
Sothebys. Library of Carlo de Poortere on November 6th: 100.38%


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

Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 10/26 on November 2nd: 100.00%
Tooveys. Postcards on November 4th: 98.53%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 10/26 on November 2nd: 95.33%
Tooveys. Photographs and Ephemera on November 4th: 92.45%
Freemans. Modern and Contemporary Works of Art - Prints on November 2nd: 91.36%
Skinner. Globes, Manuscripts on November 1st: 90.91%
Bruun Rasmussen. Modern and Contemporary Prints on November 4th: 89.83%
Aspire Auctions. Prints - Internet bidstart 10/22 on November 1st: 86.11%
Sothebys. Library of Carlo de Poortere on November 6th: 85.08%
Bonhams. The Sporting Sale on November 5th: 84.06%
Swann Galleries. The Latin Americana Library of Dr. W. Michael Mathes on November 6th: 83.89%
Winter Associates. Books, Prints on November 3rd: 83.33%
Tooveys. Prints on November 5th: 82.61%
Binoche et Giquello. ALBERT ROBIDA COLLECTION MICHEL FRANÇOIS LIVRES - AQUARELLES ET DESSINS ORIGINAUX on October 29th: 80.85%


34 total sales reported this week:

Pierre Berge and Associes. Old Books and Autographs on November 5th: 79.37%
Archives International Auctions. Wall Street Sale, Part 2 on November 4th: 62.02%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Bibliophile on November 6th: 77.07%
PBA Galleries. Illustrated and Children's Books - Fine Bindings - Prints on November 6th: 62.96%
Tooveys. Prints on November 5th: 82.61%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Fine Books and Manuscripts on November 5th: 71.72%
Swann Galleries. The Latin Americana Library of Dr. W. Michael Mathes on November 6th: 83.89%
Sothebys. Library of Carlo de Poortere on November 6th: 85.08%
Eldreds. Fine and Decorative Arts - Prints on November 5th: 55.26%
Grays Auctioneers. Prints on June 25th: 67.74%
Grays Auctioneers. Fine Art, Antiques & Decorative Art on October 8th: 46.15%
Christies. Sporting Books on November 5th: 75.77%
Bruun Rasmussen. Modern and Contemporary Prints on November 4th: 89.83%
Bonhams. The Sporting Sale on November 5th: 84.06%
Tooveys. Photographs and Ephemera on November 4th: 92.45%
Tooveys. Postcards on November 4th: 98.53%
Kedem Auction. Jewish and Israeli History and Culture, Israeli and International Art on October 29th: 68.03%
Sothebys. Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History on November 4th: 64.10%
Christies. COLLECTION LITTÉRAIRE :VERLAINE, RIMBAUD, MALLARMÉ - LA COLLECTION LITTÉRAIRE D'ÉDOUARD-HENRI FISCHE on November 4th: 71.76%
Bruun Rasmussen. Old Master Prints on November 3rd: 75.00%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 10/26 on November 2nd: 95.33%
Michaans Auctions. November Estate Auction - Books on November 2nd: 65.43%
Winter Associates. Books, Prints on November 3rd: 83.33%
Artcurial. Automobilia on November 2nd: 77.36%
Aspire Auctions. Prints - Internet bidstart 10/22 on November 1st: 86.11%
Freemans. Modern and Contemporary Works of Art - Prints on November 2nd: 91.36%
Binoche et Giquello. Modern Books on October 29th: 54.06%
Binoche et Giquello. ALBERT ROBIDA COLLECTION MICHEL FRANÇOIS LIVRES - AQUARELLES ET DESSINS ORIGINAUX on October 29th: 80.85%
Binoche et Giquello. Photography on October 22nd: 51.93%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 10/26 on November 2nd: 100.00%
One Of Kind Collictibles. Rare Collectibles - Internet bidstart 10/19 on October 29th: 73.53%
Skinner. Globes, Manuscripts on November 1st: 90.91%
Morton Casa de Subastas. Books and Ancient Documents on October 30th: 43.75%
Sothebys. Prints on October 31st: 72.08%

For the week ahead 33 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Nov. 10th
Artcurial. Paris. Limited Editions. 82 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Old Master Prints. 5 lots

Tue. Nov. 11th
Bloomsbury Philobiblon. Rome. Rare Books. 587 lots
Minerva Auctions Roma. Roma. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 73 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 53 lots

Wed. Nov. 12th
Bonhams. London. Books, Maps, Manuscripts and Historical Photographs. 174 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Rare Manuscript, Document & Autograph - Internet bidstart 10/24. 862 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Contemporary Art - Prints. 332 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Documents. 671 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Space Exploration. 382 lots

Thu. Nov. 13th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics. 2049 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Golf Books & Memorabilia - The Library of John Burns with Additions. 234 lots
Ader. PARIS. Judaica. 226 lots
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . Books. 303 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Historical Aviation, Maritime, and Transport Memorabilia. 93 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Important Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. 453 lots
Christies. Paris. MR. KASPAR FLEISCHMANN COLLECTION SOLD FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PHOTOGRAPHY CENTER OF THE UNIVERSITY O.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 11/6.
Kestenbaum and Company. New York. Books, Manuscripts, Ceremonial Objects and Works of Art. 322 lots

Fri. Nov. 14th
Sothebys. Paris. Photographs. 196 lots
Ader. PARIS. Photography Books.
Christies. Paris. Photographs.
Tajan. Paris. Photographs.
Artcurial. Paris. Photography.
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Historical Aviation, Maritime, and Transport Memorabilia - Day 2. 39 lots

Sat. Nov. 15th
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints.
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Lee's Summit . 50 Year Collection of Railroadiana.
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Extraordinary collection of the Prince's Palace of Monaco - Day 1.

Sun. Nov. 16th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 11/9.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 11/9.
Skinner. Boston. Fine Books and Manuscripts.
Ader. PARIS. Photographs.
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Extraordinary collection of the Prince's Palace of Monaco - Day 2.

If you are a collector and have a heart beat your heart is beating faster these days.  Material is moving into the rooms - generally with lower reserves and higher expectations.

 

Bruce McKinney

AE

  • <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
  • <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>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 New York: The Maurice Neville Collection of Modern Literature (Part III). April 24, 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s NY Apr. 24:</b> Clemens, Samuel L. <i>The Writings Of Mark Twain.</i> New York And London: Harper & Brothers, 1904to1906. $80,000 to 120,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY Apr. 24:</b> Biggers, Earl Derr. <i>The House Without a Key</i>. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1925. $7,000 to 10,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY Apr. 24:</b> Bukowski, Charles. Extensively revised typescript of his novel <i>Factotum</i>. [Los Angeles, c. 1973 to 75]. $50,000 to 70,000
    <b>Sotheby’s New York: The Maurice Neville Collection of Modern Literature (Part III). April 24, 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s NY Apr. 24:</b> Dickens, Charles. Autograph quotation from <i>A Christmas Carol</i> signed ("Charles Dickens" With Paraph). $25,000 to 35,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY Apr. 24:</b> Fitzgerald, Zelda. A group of paper dolls with costumes, circa 1927. $25,000 to 35,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY Apr. 24:</b> Hemingway, Ernest. <i>Men Without Women</i>. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1928. $25,000 to 35,000
    <b>Sotheby’s New York: The Maurice Neville Collection of Modern Literature (Part III). April 24, 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s NY Apr. 24:</b> Lawrence, T. E. Autograph letter signed ("TE Shaw") completing the order for George VII — The Brough Superior motorcycle on which he was killed. $5,000 to 7,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY Apr. 24:</b> Steadman, Ralph. "Somewhere Around Barstow". $7,000 to 10,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY Apr. 24:</b> Jones, Robert Tyre ("Bobby"), and O. B. Keeler. <i>Down The Fairway: The Golf Life And Play Of Robert T. Jones, Jr.</i> New York: Minton, Balch, 1927. $7,000 to 10,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY Apr. 24:</b> Ruth, George Herman ("Babe"). <i>Babe Ruth's Own Book Of Baseball</i>. New York & London: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1928. $8,000 to 12,000