• <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 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
  • <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>Forum Auctions:<br>The Moon: Vintage NASA Photographs 1964-1972 (Online Only). Now through October 18</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Now thru Oct. 18:</b> "The world's first view of the Earth taken by a spacecraft from the vicinity of the Moon" (NASA), Lunar Orbiter 1, 23 August 1966. Est. £600 to £800
    <b>Forum Auctions, Now thru Oct. 18:</b> Anders (William). The first Earthrise seen by Man, Apollo 8, December 1968. Est. £1,500 to £2,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Now thru Oct. 18:</b> Armstrong (Neil). The first photograph taken by Armstrong after setting foot on the Moon, Apollo 11, July 1969. Est. £600 to £800
    <b>Forum Auctions:<br>The Moon: Vintage NASA Photographs 1964-1972 (Online Only). Now through October 18</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Now thru Oct. 18:</b> Aldrin (Buzz). Aldrin's bootprint in the pristine lunar dust, Apollo 11, July 1969. Est. £600 to £800
    <b>Forum Auctions, Now thru Oct. 18:</b> Armstrong (Neil). Buzz Aldrin with the LM and Armstrong reflected in his visor, Apollo 11, July 1969. Est. £1,000 to £1,500
    <b>Forum Auctions, Now thru Oct. 18:</b> Full Moon seen from the receding spacecraft, Apollo 13, April 1970. Est £300 to £500
    <b>Forum Auctions:<br>The Moon: Vintage NASA Photographs 1964-1972 (Online Only). Now through October 18</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Now thru Oct. 18:</b> Craters Copernicus and Reinhold, Apollo 12, November 1969. Est. £300 to £500
    <b>Forum Auctions, Now thru Oct. 18:</b> Conrad (Pete). The photographer reflected in Alan Bean's gold-plated sun visor, Apollo 12, November 1969. Est. £800 to £1,200
    <b>Forum Auctions, Now thru Oct. 18:</b> Scott (David). James Irwin and the Rover, Mount Hadley beyond, Apollo 15, August 1951. Est. £400 to £600
    <b>Forum Auctions:<br>The Moon: Vintage NASA Photographs 1964-1972 (Online Only). Now through October 18</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Now thru Oct. 18:</b> Duke (Charles). John Young's jumping salute in lunar gravity, Apollo 16, April 1972. Est. £600 to £800
    <b>Forum Auctions, Now thru Oct. 18:</b> Cernan (Eugene). Harrison Schmitt with the flag, the Earth overhead, Apollo 17, December 1972. Est. £800 to £1,200
    <b>Forum Auctions, Now thru Oct. 18:</b> Evans (Ronald). The last Earthrise over the Moon seen by man, Apollo 17, December 1972. Est. £800 to £1,200

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

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  • <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>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.
  • <b>ALDE: Highlights from the Maurice Burrus Collection. October 17, 2017</b>
    <b>Alde, Oct. 17:</b> BIBLE, LATIN. VOL. I ONLY (Genesis-Psalms). [Strassburg: Johann Mentelin, not after 1460].<br>Est: 450 000 / 600 000 €
    <b>Alde, Oct. 17:</b> MISSAL for the use of SALZBURG. Illuminated manuscript on vellum, Augsburg or Salzburg, c 1480. Est: 40 000 / 60 000 €
  • <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> FRENCH REVOLUTION 1793. Déclaration des droits de l’Homme. 2,55 x 1,30m.A 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. Vedute di Roma, 1748-1775. 107 etchings. An exceptional copy. printed and bound before 1780. Est. €50,000 - 80,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, Oct. 30:</b> SADE. Autograph annotations by Sade facing 12 erotic drawings for Juliette. Est. €40,000 – 60,000