• <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.
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  • <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> Saint-Exupéry. <i>25 Autograph Illustrated Letters to his Friend Charles Sallès</i>. Est. €30,000-50,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, Oct. 30:</b> French Revolution, 1793. Déclaration des droits de l’Homme. 2,55 x 1,30m. A monumental wallpaper 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. <i>Vedute di Roma</i>, 1748-1775. 107 etchings. An exceptional copy, printed and bound before 1780. Est. €50,000 - 80,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, Oct. 30:</b> Picasso, Pablo -- Fernando de Rojas. LA CÉLESTINE. [PARIS, EDITIONS DE L'ATELIER CROMMELYNCK, 1971.] One of the 30 copies hors commerce (n° X). 66 original etchings by Picasso. Signed. Est. €30,000 - €35,000
  • <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

Auction Update Review

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10, 9, 8, 7, 6, . . .

For the week ended Saturday December 6th 29 auctions were archived to the AED, 12 denominated in euros, 5 in British pounds, and 12 in US dollars.  Turnover was $33,192,800 as 8,502 lots were offered and 5,792 sold for a 67% success rate.  The serious material is up for sale. 

8 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 


Sothebys. Important Judaica on December 4th: $5,390,505
Christies. Dr. James D. Watson Nobel Medal and Related Papers on December 4th: $5,367,000
Christies. Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts - Including Americana on December 4th: $5,201,066
Sothebys. Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including Americana on December 2nd: $3,820,452
Christies. Old Master Prints on December 3rd: $2,871,236
Bloomsbury Auctions. Modern and Contemporary Prints on December 3rd: $1,772,855
Christies. 500 Years of Printmaking on December 4th: $1,253,950
Sothebys. Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts on December 2nd: $1,167,099

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

Christies. Dr. James D. Watson Nobel Medal and Related Papers on December 4th: 127.79%
Sothebys. Important Judaica on December 4th: 122.86%
Alain and Evelyne Morel de Westgaver. Books and Manuscripts on November 29th: 105.07%
Christies. Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts - Including Americana on December 4th: 100.98%


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

Bruun Rasmussen. Old Master Prints on December 5th: 100.00%
Christies. Dr. James D. Watson Nobel Medal and Related Papers on December 4th: 100.00%
Christies. FIRST EDITIONS, SECOND THOUGHTS: AN AUCTION OF BOOKS AND ARTWORK TO BENEFIT PEN AMERICAN CENTER on December 2nd: 100.00%
Carlsen Gallery. Thanksgiving Weekend Sale - Prints on November 29th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 11/23 on November 30th: 99.43%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 11/23 on November 30th: 93.39%
Swann Galleries. Maps and Atlases, Natural History and Color Plate Books on December 4th: 89.71%
Bruun Rasmussen. Modern and Contemporary Prints on December 2nd: 86.21%
Christies. Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts - Including Americana on December 4th: 81.72%
Bonhams. Travel and Exploration on December 3rd: 81.69%


29 total sales reported this week:

Swann Galleries. Maps and Atlases, Natural History and Color Plate Books on December 4th: 89.71%
PBA Galleries. Rare Americana with the Jess Jones Collection of Californiana & Pictorial Letter Sheets on December 4th: 62.05%
Christies. Dr. James D. Watson Nobel Medal and Related Papers on December 4th: 100.00%
Bonhams. The Transportation History Sale on December 4th: 53.66%
Christies. Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts - Including Americana on December 4th: 81.72%
Christies. 500 Years of Printmaking on December 4th: 58.84%
Sothebys. Important Judaica on December 4th: 73.55%
Bruun Rasmussen. Modern and Contemporary Prints on December 2nd: 86.21%
Bruun Rasmussen. Old Master Prints on December 5th: 100.00%
Alain and Evelyne Morel de Westgaver. Books and Manuscripts on November 29th: 73.50%
Neret Minet and Tessier. Books - Manuscripts - Photos on November 28th: 58.42%
OSENAT. The Spirit of the 20th Century on November 29th: 26.92%
Carlsen Gallery. Thanksgiving Weekend Sale - Prints on November 29th: 100.00%
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH. Rare Books, Prints, Photography on November 29th: 41.51%
Artcurial. Prints and Illustrated Books on December 3rd: 66.55%
ALDE. Modern Illustrated Books on December 3rd: 62.70%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Modern and Contemporary Prints on December 3rd: 54.79%
Christies. Old Master Prints on December 3rd: 70.34%
Bonhams. Travel and Exploration on December 3rd: 81.69%
Christies. FIRST EDITIONS, SECOND THOUGHTS: AN AUCTION OF BOOKS AND ARTWORK TO BENEFIT PEN AMERICAN CENTER on December 2nd: 100.00%
Skinner. The Gentleman's Auction - Internet bidstart 11/20 on December 1st: 62.50%
Sothebys. Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including Americana on December 2nd: 68.48%
Sothebys. Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts on December 2nd: 66.67%
Ader. Photographs on November 16th: 45.83%
Ader. Letters and Autograph Manuscripts - Women - Day 2 on November 19th: 61.87%
Ader. Letters and Autograph Manuscripts - Women on November 18th: 66.50%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 11/23 on November 30th: 93.39%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 11/23 on November 30th: 99.43%
Adams Amsterdam Auctions. Art on Paper on November 25th: 57.05%

For the week ahead 41 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Dec. 8th
ALDE. Paris. Selected Books. 163 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Salvador Dali Editions. 59 lots
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . Prints, Baseball Memorabilia, and Books. 44 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Old Master Prints. 9 lots

Tue. Dec. 9th
Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions. Bruxelles . Books, Maps, Prints. 445 lots
Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers. Kilkenny. Rare Books, Manuscripts, Literature, & Maps. 733 lots
ALDE. Paris. Henry Beraud Library. 128 lots
Artcurial. Paris. Books and Manuscripts. 129 lots
Bonhams. London. Prints and Multiples. 159 lots
Christies. Paris. Antiquarian Books, Art Books and Manuscripts. 184 lots
Sothebys. London. English Literature, History, Children's Books & Illustrations. 285 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints and Photographs. 46 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 51 lots

Wed. Dec. 10th
Bonhams. New York. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 207 lots
Bonhams. London. Entertainment Memorabilia. 346 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Rare Manuscript, Document & Autograph - bidstart 11/21. 957 lots
Minerva Auctions Roma. Roma. Books, Autographs and Prints. 881 lots
Bonhams. New York. Russian Books and Photographs. 217 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. The Garth Williams Estate Weekly Internet Rare Books and Autographs. 261 lots

Thu. Dec. 11th
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Autographs, Manuscripts and Documents. 232 lots
Sothebys. New York. 175 Masterworks To Celebrate 175 Years Of Photography: Property from Joy of Giving Something Foundat. 175 lots
Minerva Auctions Roma. Roma. Photography. 158 lots
Ader. PARIS. Prints. 305 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 12/4. 382 lots
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Fine Prints. 262 lots

Fri. Dec. 12th
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Lancaster. Rare and Used Books. 501 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Civil War and Militaria.
Swann Galleries. New York. Vernacular Imagery and Photobooks. 532 lots
Ader. PARIS. Prints. 345 lots
Aspire Auctions. Cleveland. Prints - Internet bidstart 12/5. 40 lots
Gonnelli Casa DAste. Firenze. Manuscripts, Books, Autographs, Prints and Drawings. 492 lots
Hauswedell and Nolte. Hamburg. Who's Afraid of the Moon. 57 lots
Ferraton. Bruxelles. Books and Prints, Part I. 636 lots
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. Books.
Vermot de Pas. Paris. Books. 344 lots

Sat. Dec. 13th
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Books and Prints.
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Cleveland. Works on Paper and Books. 555 lots
Ferraton. Bruxelles. Books and Prints, Part II. 627 lots

Sun. Dec. 14th
Grogan and Company. Dedham. The December Auction - Prints. 27 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 12/7.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 12/7.

The sales will continue right up to Christmas but we are peaking this week.  It has been quite a fall season.

 

Bruce McKinney

AE

  • <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>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>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