• <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: Inviting Quality Consignments</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 30:</b> Carte-de-visite album featuring a previously unrecorded image of Harriet Tubman, 1860s. Sold for $161,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7:</b> Hovhannes Amira Dadian, first world atlas in Armenian, Venice, 1849. Sold for $37,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 16:</b> T.E. Lawrence, <i>Seven Pillars of Wisdom</i>, privately printed edition, inscribed, London, 1926. Sold for $62,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries: Inviting Quality Consignments</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 14:</b> 22 large-format photographs from NASA missions, 1965-84. Sold for $43,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 21: </b> Charles M. Schulz, <i>Here Comes the Big Polar Bear</i>, pen & ink, 4-panel Peanuts comic strip, 1957. Sold for $12,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Elliott Erwitt, photograph of JFK & Eisenhower, signed by both, 1960. Sold for $32,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries: Inviting Quality Consignments</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9:</b> John Milton, <i>Paradise Lost</i>, first edition, London, 1668. Sold for $22,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 30:</b> Frederick Douglass, Autograph Letter Signed to George Alfred Townsend, Washington, 1880. Sold for $100,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Jan 26:</b> <i>Les Maîtres de l'Affiche</i>, 5 volumes, Paris, 1896-1900. Sold for $47,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries: Inviting Quality Consignments</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 16:</b> James Joyce, <i>Ulysses</i>, first edition, number 724 on handmade paper, Paris, 1922. Sold for $33,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9:</b> Single leaf of the Gutenberg Bible, Mainz, 1455, in a copy of Newton's <i>A Noble Fragment</i>. Sold for $52,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 27:</b> The Book of Mormon, first edition, Palmyra, NY, 1830. Sold for $52,500.
  • <b>Cowan’s Auctions: An Eclectic Collection: The Library of the Late Dr. Ivan Gilbert of Columbus.<br>June 5-26</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 5-26:</b> [Voyages and Travel] Churchill's Voyages 1732 - Complete in 6 Volumes.<br>$5,000 - $7,500.
    <b>Cowan’s, June 5-26:</b> [Illustrated] Alice by Salvador Dali, Signed and Limited. $3,000 - $5,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 5-26:</b> [Literature] The Little Prince - Signed/Limited First French Edition, 1943; #61 of 260. $5,000 - $7,500
    <b>Cowan’s Auctions: An Eclectic Collection: The Library of the Late Dr. Ivan Gilbert of Columbus.<br>June 5-26</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 5-26:</b> [Literature] Gone With The Wind, 1st in DJ, May, 1936. $1,500 - $2,500
    <b>Cowan’s, June 5-26:</b> [Literature - Modern Firsts] Rare Henry Miller, Tropic of Cancer, Obelisk Press Paris - 1934. $2,000 - $3,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 5-26:</b> [[Sporting - Fishing] Rare - Lee Sturges, Salmon Fishing New Brunswick, 1 of 50 Printed - 7 Original Etchings.<br>$4,000 - $6,000
    <b>Cowan’s Auctions: An Eclectic Collection: The Library of the Late Dr. Ivan Gilbert of Columbus.<br>June 5-26</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 5-26:</b> [Voyages and Travel - Maritime] Rare Ledyard Account of Cook's Last Voyage, 1783 Hartford, Howes "d".<br>$10,000 - $15,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 5-26:</b> [Illustrated - Maxfield Parrish] Knave of Hearts, Scribner's, 1st Hardback Edition, 1925 Parrish Illustrations.<br>$750 - $1,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 5-26:</b> [Bible - Illustrated - Cartography) Massive Dutch Bible, 1682, Contemporary Colored Maps, Working Brass Clasps. $2,500 - $3,500
    <b>Cowan’s Auctions: An Eclectic Collection: The Library of the Late Dr. Ivan Gilbert of Columbus.<br>June 5-26</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 5-26:</b> [Women Suffrage - Civil Rights - Autographs] A Unique Extra-Illustrated Life of Susan B. Anthony. $15,000 - $20,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 5-26:</b> [18th Century French Manuscript] Unpublished History of Belle-Isle-En-Mer, 1754 With Watercolor Illustration.<br>$10,000 - $15,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 5-26:</b> [Illustrated - Children's - Movable] Wonderful 19th Century Lothar Meggendorfer Moveable Book. $750 - $1,000
  • <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July 8: Rare Books & Manuscripts</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions July 8:</b><br> Walter Gibson's Complete Run of The Shadow. 48 bound volumes, 1931-44. $8,000-12,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions July 8:</b><br> Frederic Shoberl, The World in Miniature: Hindoostan. 6 volumes. $2,000-4,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions July 8:</b><br> A Rare Copy of the Earliest Chicago Newspaper to Report on the Great Fire of 1871. $6,000-8,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July 8: Rare Books & Manuscripts</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions July 8:</b><br> Broadside Proclamation by Mayor Roswell B. Mason for the Preservation of Good Order Following the Great Fire of 1871. Chicago. $4,000-6,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions July 8:</b><br> Peter Force Engraving of the Declaration of Independence. One page. Scarce and highly collectable. $15,000-20,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions July 8:</b><br> John Quincy Adams. The Jubilee of the Constitution. A Discourse. First edition. Inscribed. 1839. $3,000-5,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July 8: Rare Books & Manuscripts</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions July 8:</b><br> Cuban Revolution: Expedicion y Desembarco del “Granma.” Havana, ca. 1959. With portraits of the Castro brothers & Che Guevara. $150-250
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions July 8:</b><br> Osuna Ramos. A group of 28 photographs of the Mexican Revolution & aftermath in Mexico City, 1910-1920. 4½ x 6”. $400-600
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions July 8:</b><br> Charles Bukowski. Hot Water Music. First edition with original signed painting. 1983. $2,000-4,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July 8: Rare Books & Manuscripts</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions July 8:</b><br> Alan Ginsberg. Five Page Autographed Letter. Signed. February 10, 1971. $3,000-5,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions July 8:</b><br> Andy Warhol’s Children’s Book. Featuring 12 color illustrations. Signed 5 times. 1983. $5,000-7,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions July 8:</b><br> Albrecht Durer. The Martyrdom Saint John the Evangelist. Woodcut, 1511 edition. $1,000-2,000

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>Bonhams London: Fine Books, Atlases, Manuscripts and Photographs. June 14, 2017</b>
    <b>Bonhams Jun 14:</b> Ireland - Patrick Pearse & The Easter Rising. The Order of Surrender, typed and signed (“P. H. Pearse”) and dated, 1916. £80,000 to £120,000
    <b>Bonhams Jun 14:</b> Portolan chart of the Mediterranean, centered on Sicily. Manuscript on vellum, 1637. £40,000 to £60,000
    <b>Bonhams Jun 14:</b> Goya Y Lucientes (Francisco José de). [Tauromaquia] <i> De las diferentes suertes y actitudes del arte de lidiar los toros…</i> 33 etched and aquatint plates. £15,000 to £20,000
    <b>Bonhams London: Fine Books, Atlases, Manuscripts and Photographs. June 14, 2017</b>
    <b>Bonhams Jun 14:</b> Magna Carta. Engraved Facsimile of the 1215 Magna Carta, engraved by John Pine and printed on vellum, 1733. £10,000 to £15,000
    <b>Bonhams Jun 14:</b> Swift (Jonathan). <i> Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World ... by Lemuel Gulliver</i>, 4 parts in 2 vol., first edition, Teerink's "A" edition, 1726. £10,000 to £15,000
    <b>Bonhams Jun 14:</b> Darwin (Charles), Robert Fitzroy and Philip Parker King. <i>Narrative of the Surveying Voyages of His Majesty's Ships Adventure and Beagle, Between the Years 1826 and 1836…</i>, 1839. £10,000 to £15,000
    <b>Bonhams London: Fine Books, Atlases, Manuscripts and Photographs. June 14, 2017</b>
    <b>Bonhams Jun 14:</b> Rackham (Arthur). Cinderella, in rags, standing at a window, within a framework of mice, mystical creatures and plants, from "Cinderella", [1919]. £8,000 to £12,000
    <b>Bonhams Jun 14:</b> Royal Family - St George's Chapel and Princess Charlotte. Papers of John Fisher, successively Bishop of Exeter and Bishop of Salisbury, overseer of the redecoration of St George's Chapel… £8,000 to £10,000
    <b>Bonhams Jun 14:</b> Hemingway (Ernest). <i>Fiesta [The Sun Also Rises]</i>, first English edition, Jonathan Cape, [September 1927]. £6,000 to £8,000
    <b>Bonhams London: Fine Books, Atlases, Manuscripts and Photographs. June 14, 2017</b>
    <b>Bonhams Jun 14:</b> Barlaeus (Caspar). <i> Rerum per octennium in Brasilia</i>, first edition, Amsterdam, Joannes Blaeu, 1647. £6,000 to £8,000
    <b>Bonhams Jun 14:</b> Repton (Humphry and J. Adey). <i>Fragments on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening…</i>, first edition, 1816. £5,000 to £7,000
    <b>Bonhams Jun 14:</b> United States - Photography. "360 Photos of American Scenery. Collected by Norman Selfe on the Spots Represented in 1884", [1880s]. £4,000 to £6,000
  • <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s:<br>De la musique avant toute chose… June 28, 2017</b>
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Roland de Lassus. [Songs and madrigals]. Album gathering three collections of secular music for tenor. 15.000-20.000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Richard Wagner. <i>Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg.</i> Original edition corrected and annotated by Wagner. 60.000-80.000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Claude Debussy. <i>La Damoiselle élue</i>. Lyrical poem, after D.-G. Rossetti. Limited edition of 160 copies. 6.000-8.000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s:<br>De la musique avant toute chose… June 28, 2017</b>
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Stéphane Mallarmé. Handwritten notebook made by Geneviève Mallarmé. No place or date [circa 1910]. 10.000-15.000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Henri Sauguet. <i>Les Forains</i>. Ballet. Reduction for piano. Original edition. 20.000-30.000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Athanasius Kircher. <i>Musurgia Universalis sive Ars Magna Consoni et Dissoni in X. Libros digesta.</i> 1650. 30.000-40.000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s:<br>De la musique avant toute chose… June 28, 2017</b>
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> François Villon, & Clément Marot. <i>Les Œuvres de François Villon de Paris, Reviewed and gathered by Clement Marot.</i> 15.000-20.000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Rainer Maria Rilke. <i>Larenopfer</i> (Offrande aux dieux Lares). The second collection of Rainer Maria Rilke, containing ninety poems. 6.000-8.000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Paul Éluard. <i>Capitale de la douleur.</i> One of the most beautiful poetic collections from the first surrealist wave. 15.000-20.000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Pierre de Ronsard. <i>Les Amours</i> ... newly augmented by him, and commented by Marc Antoine de Muret. 40.000-60.000 €