• <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Luis de Lucena, <i>Arte de Ajedres,</i> first edition of the earliest extant manual on modern chess, Salamanca, circa 1496-97. Sold for $68,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Carte-de-visite album with 83 images of prominent African Americans & abolitionists, circa 1860s. Sold for $47,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Gustav Klimt, <i>Das Werk,</i> Vienna & Leipzig, 1918. Sold for $106,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Man Ray, <i>[London Transport] – Keeps London Going,</i> 1938. Sold for $149,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Thomas Jefferson, Letter Signed, to Major-General Nathanael Greene, promising reinforcements against Cornwallis, 1781. Sold for $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Nicolas de Fer, <i>L’Amerique Divisee Selon Letendue de ses Principales Parties,</i> Paris, 1713. Sold for $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Russell H. Tandy, <i>The Secret in the Old Attic,</i> watercolor, pencil & ink, 1944. Sold for $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Ernest Hemingway, <i>Three Stories & Ten Poems,</i> first edition of the author's first book, Paris, 1923. Sold for $23,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Walker Evans, <i>River Rouge Plant,</i> silver print, 1947. Sold for $57,500.
  • <b>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>The Tragedie of Julius Caesar.</i> London, 1623. 1st appearance in print, Complete from the First Folio. Sold for $175,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Ernst, Max. <i>Mr. Knife and Miss Fork</i>. Paris, 1932. DELUXE EDITION. Sold for $15,625
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Cage, John. Autograph musical leaf from his Concert for Piano and Orchestra, NY, 1958. Sold for $18,750
    <b>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Einstein, Albert. Signed Passport Photo for his US citizenship application. Bermuda, 1935. Sold for $17,500
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Verard, Antoine. Illuminated printed Book of Hours. Paris, 1507. Sold for $7,500
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Wetterkurzschlussel. German Weather Report Codebook - for Enigma use. Berlin, 1942. Sold for $225,000
    <b>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Morelos y Pavon, Jose Maria. Autograph letter signed to El Virrey Venegas, February 5, 1812. Sold for $6,250
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Milne, A.A. Complete set of <i>Winnie-the-Pooh</i> books. 4 volumes. All first issue points. London, 1924-1928. Sold for $5,250
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> A 48-star American Flag, battle worn flown at Guadalcanal and Peleliu, 1942-1944. Sold for $35,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Locke, John. Autograph Letter Signed mourning the death of his friend, William Molyneaux, 2 pp, October 27, 1698. Sold for $20,000
  • <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>
  • <center><b>TIMED ONLINE AUCTION<br>June 11 - 25, 2018</b></center>
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> ACCADEMIA ERCOLANENSE DI ARCHEOLOGIA. <i>Ornati delle Pareti</i>, Naples 1796. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> AMERICAS. <i>Il Gazzettiere Americano…</i>, Livorno, 1763. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> BARROW, John. <i>Travels in China…</i>, London, 1804. £600 to £800
    <center><b>TIMED ONLINE AUCTION<br>June 11 - 25, 2018</b></center>
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> BENOIST, Felix. <i>Album de L'Ile de Jersey</i>…, Paris & Nantes, 1870. £1,500 to £2,000
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> GAIL, Wilhelm. <i>Erinnerungen aus Spanien,</i> Munchen, [ca. 1837]. £1,800 to £2,200
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> HANCARVILLE, Pierre d'. <i>Recherches sur l'origine…,</i> London, Appleyard, 1785. £1,5000 to £2,000
    <center><b>TIMED ONLINE AUCTION<br>June 11 - 25, 2018</b></center>
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> HULLEY, T. <i>Six Views of Cheltenham.</i> London, R. Ackerman, 1813. £800 to £1,200
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> JEFFERSON, Thomas. <i>Notes on the state of Virginia</i>…, London, 1787. £12,000 to £18,000
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> LEWIS, John F. <i>Lewis's illustrations of Constantinople…,</i> London, McLean, 1837. £3,000 to £4,000
    <center><b>TIMED ONLINE AUCTION<br>June 11 - 25, 2018</b></center>
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> MARQUARD, Johann. <i>Tractatus politico-juridicus,</i> Frankfurt, 1662. £1,800 to £2,200
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> MAUND, Benjamin. <i>The botanic garden,</i> London, 1825-42. £1,500 to £2,000
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> Willughby, Francis; John Ray (ed.). <i>Ornithologiæ libri tres</i>. London, John Martyn, 1676. £1,500 to £2,000

Auction Update Review

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Halfway Through November...

We have reached the mid-point of November, with slightly over a month remaining in the busiest auction season of the year. For the week ending November 15, 17 auctions were archived, 10 in U.S. dollars, 6 in euros, and 1 in British pounds. Sales totaled $6,284,966 with an unusually high sell through rate of 84%. Another 33 sales are scheduled for this coming week. 


2 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Swann Galleries. Contemporary Art - Prints on November 12th: $1,739,886
Zisska and Lacher. Books on November 7th: $1,406,109

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

Bruun Rasmussen. Books on November 9th: 173.70%
Zisska and Lacher. Books on November 7th: 109.70%
James D Julia Auctioneers. Advertising on November 7th: 107.53%


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

National Book Auctions. Munter, Medical, Rochester, etc. on November 9th: 100.00%
Bruun Rasmussen. Books on November 9th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 11/2 on November 9th: 99.85%
Heritage Auctions. Legends of the West - Session 1 on November 8th: 95.21%
James D Julia Auctioneers. Advertising on November 7th: 94.85%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 11/2 on November 9th: 94.36%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 10/30 on November 6th: 82.05%
Bruun Rasmussen. Modern and Contemporary Prints on November 11th: 81.13%
Bruun Rasmussen. Old Master Prints on November 10th: 80.00%


17 total sales reported this week:

PBA Galleries. Fine Golf Books & Memorabilia - The Library of John Burns with Additions on November 13th: 79.06%
Swann Galleries. Contemporary Art - Prints on November 12th: 79.22%
Bonhams. Books, Maps, Manuscripts and Historical Photographs on November 12th: 79.31%
National Book Auctions. Munter, Medical, Rochester, etc. on November 9th: 100.00%
Bruun Rasmussen. Modern and Contemporary Prints on November 11th: 81.13%
Heritage Auctions. Legends of the West - Session 1 on November 8th: 95.21%
Heritage Auctions. Legends of the West - Session 2 on November 8th: 65.88%
Bonhams. Period Art and Design - Prints on November 10th: 61.40%
Bruun Rasmussen. Old Master Prints on November 10th: 80.00%
Bruun Rasmussen. Books on November 9th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 11/2 on November 9th: 94.36%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 10/30 on November 6th: 82.05%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 11/2 on November 9th: 99.85%
James D Julia Auctioneers. Advertising on November 7th: 94.85%
PIASA. Ancient and Modern Books on November 7th: 61.74%
PIASA. Photography: Metamorphosis on November 6th: 45.95%
Zisska and Lacher. Books on November 7th: 78.50%

For the week ahead 36 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Nov. 17th
Ketterer Kunst Doerling. Hamburg. Rare Books, Manuscripts, Autographs, Decorative Prints, Maritime and North German Art. 1002 lots
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Comics. 394 lots
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. Books on Exploration and More - Internet bidstart 11/6. 130 lots
Northeast Auctions. Portsmouth. Fall Afternoon Auction - Prints. 72 lots

Tue. Nov. 18th
Burgersdijk and Niermans. Leiden. Antiquarian Books. 1118 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. 19th and 20th Century Literature. 286 lots
Hauswedell and Nolte. Hamburg. Rare Books and Autographs. 59 lots
Ader. PARIS. Letters and Autograph Manuscripts - Women. 400 lots
Christies. London - King Street. Highlights from the Erotic Library of Tony Fekete. 221 lots
Paige Auction. Portland. Prints, Ephemera. 83 lots
Poulin Antiques Auctions. Fairfield. Rare Books. 582 lots
Hauswedell and Nolte. Hamburg. Rare Books and Autographs. 906 lots

Wed. Nov. 19th
Old World Auctions. Glen Allen. Antique Maps, Globes, Charts, Atlases & Vintage Graphics - online bidstart 11/5.
Christies. London - King Street. Valuable Manuscripts and Printed Books. 87 lots
ALDE. Paris. Antiquarian Books and Nineteenth Century.
Ader. PARIS. Letters and Autograph Manuscripts - Women - Day 2. 396 lots

Thu. Nov. 20th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics. 2049 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Space and Aviation - Internet bidstart 11/13. 600 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Autographs. 310 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books - Day 1.
Sothebys. London. Music, Continental and Russian Books and Manuscripts. 209 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 11/13. 334 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Fall Americana and Paintings.
Robert Siegel Galleries. New York. Brandon Collection Part 2: General Issues and Postal History. 570 lots

Fri. Nov. 21st
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Texas State Historical Association Winter Benefit Auction. 27 lots
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. American History: Live Salesroom Auction. 301 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Photographs and Photobooks.
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books - Day 2.
Romantic Agony Book and Print Auctions. Brussels. Books and Prints.

Sat. Nov. 22nd
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters. 1354 lots
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Louisiana Purchase Auction. 99 lots
Addison and Sarova. Macon. Rare and Fine Books. 133 lots
Artcurial. Paris. Comic Strips.
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Lee's Summit . The Loyd Davis Estate. 201 lots

Sun. Nov. 23rd
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 11/16.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 11/16.

 

Auctions will continue to be very active from now until a few days before Christmas.

Mike Stillman

AE

  • <b>Cowan’s Auctions: American History - Premier Auction. June 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> General George Custer's Officer, James McLean Steele, 1868-1869 Diary. $30,000 - $50,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Exceptionally Rare Anti-Slavery Broadside, “A Crusade Against Slavery”. $4,000 - $6,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Revolutionary War General Richard Montgomery, Exceptionally Rare War-Date ANS. $4,000 - $6,000
    <b>Cowan’s Auctions: American History - Premier Auction. June 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Albumen Photograph of the "Scouts of the Plains," from Cody's Personal Collection. $8,000 - $10,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Jefferson Davis, CDV, Signed and Dated to his Imprisonment in Fortress Monroe. $4,000 - $6,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Robert E. Lee, CDV Signed Twice. $2,000 - $4,000
    <b>Cowan’s Auctions: American History - Premier Auction. June 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> “Si Clack: Co. Q, 100th Indiana Vols.,” Written & Illustrated by Civil War Veteran, P.M. Radford. $2,500 - $3,500
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> General Meade Inspecting the 5th Corps, Civil War-Era Sketch by Alfred R. Waud. $2,000 - $3,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Rare Huey Newton Black Panther Party Poster. $3,000 - $5,000
    <b>Cowan’s Auctions: American History - Premier Auction. June 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Lloyd's New Political Chart, 1861. $800 - $1,200
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> William J. Ferguson, “Our American Cousin” Cast Member, Lincoln Assassination Archive. $8,000 - $10,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Albert Einstein, Signed Photograph in his Favorite Leather Jacket. $2,000 - $4,000
  • <b>Sotheby’s Online, June 18 - 28:</b> Lewis, Meriwether, and William Clark. <i>History of the Expedition Under the Command of Captains Lewis and Clark, To the Sources of the Missouri…</i> 1814, first edition. $100,000 to $150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, June 18 - 28:</b> Poe, Edgar Allan. <i>Tales.</i> New York: Wiley And Putnam, 1845. First edition, first printing, first issue. $70,000 to $100,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, June 18 - 28:</b> Dürer, Albrecht, and Johann Stabius. [Map of the World as a Sphere.] [Vienna,] 1781 (From Woodblocks Cut In 1515). $120,000 to $180,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, June 18 - 28:</b> Ferdinand, Franz — Lala Deen Dayal [Photographer]. VISIT OF H.I. & H.R. THE ARCHDUKE FRANZ FERDINAND OF AUSTRIA ESTE TO HYDERABAD (DECCAN), JANUARY 1893. $4,000 to $6,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, June 18 - 28:</b> Lincoln, Abraham. Manuscript Letter Signed ("Yours Truly A. Lincoln") as Sixteenth President to Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles Regarding William Johnson. $200,000 to $300,000