• <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
  • <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>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 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

Auction Update Review

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It's starting to feel a lot like Christmas

For the week ended Saturday December 13th 47 auctions were archived to the AED, 2 in Swiss francs, 20 in euros, 6 in British pounds, and 19 in US dollars.  Turnover was $21,627,785 as 18,139 lots were offered and 12,949 sold for a 71.4% success rate.  These are numbers that no longer surprise.

8 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Sothebys. English Literature, History, Children's Books & Illustrations on December 9th: $2,985,795
Binoche et Giquello. Extraordinary collection of the Prince's Palace of Monaco - Day 2 on November 16th: $2,367,181
Koller Auctions. Modern and Contemporary Prints on December 6th: $1,793,233
Bubb Kuyper. Books, Manuscripts, Prints on November 28th: $1,713,916
Christies. Antiquarian Books, Art Books and Manuscripts on December 9th: $1,363,272
Arader Galleries. From Sea to Shining Sea: Art of America on December 6th: $1,232,537
Bonhams. Prints and Multiples on December 9th: $1,140,310
Heritage Auctions. Entertainment on December 6th: $1,133,321

10 auctions saw total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered:

Binoche et Giquello. Extraordinary collection of the Prince's Palace of Monaco - Day 2 on November 16th: 460.84%
Ader. Letters and Autograph Manuscripts on December 4th: 332.24%
Ader. Art of the Orient on December 3rd: 232.94%
Waverly Auctions. Maps & Atlases, Autographs, Rare Books, Fine Bindings, First Editions, Press Books, Americana and Ar on December 4th: 178.94%
Rossini. Collection dont Ancienne Provenance Galerie de France - Prints on December 2nd: 147.37%
PIASA. Prints - Petiet Collection on December 4th: 135.19%
Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions. Books, Maps, Prints on December 9th: 126.22%
Dirk Soulis Auctions. 16th Annual Fine Arts Sale - Prints on December 5th: 122.02%
Koller Auctions. Modern and Contemporary Prints on December 6th: 121.77%
De Baecque and Associes. Antiquarian and Modern Books on December 4th: 118.82%


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

Binoche et Giquello. Extraordinary collection of the Prince's Palace of Monaco - Day 2 on November 16th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. The Garth Williams Estate Weekly Internet Rare Books and Autographs on December 10th: 100.00%
Alaska Auction. Books and Prints on December 6th: 100.00%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Modern & Contemporary Fine and Decorative Arts on December 6th: 100.00%
National Book Auctions. Books, Art and Ephemera - Basquiat, Medical, Hemingway, etc. on December 7th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 11/30 on December 7th: 98.48%
Knotty Pine Auction Service. Ephemera, Advertising, Collectibles and Books on September 4th: 94.30%
Waverly Auctions. Maps & Atlases, Autographs, Rare Books, Fine Bindings, First Editions, Press Books, Americana and Ar on December 4th: 93.89%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 11/30 on December 7th: 92.91%
Dirk Soulis Auctions. 16th Annual Fine Arts Sale - Prints on December 5th: 87.10%
Knotty Pine Auction Service. FALL AMERICANA, DECORATIVE ARTS & BOOK AUCTION on October 25th: 86.36%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 11/27 on December 4th: 84.91%
Bonhams. Fine Books and Manuscripts on December 10th: 81.64%


47 total sales reported this week:

Waverly Auctions. Maps & Atlases, Autographs, Rare Books, Fine Bindings, First Editions, Press Books, Americana and Ar on December 4th: 93.89%
Ader. Letters and Autograph Manuscripts on December 4th: 75.06%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Fine Prints on December 11th: 75.19%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Autographs, Manuscripts and Documents on December 11th: 75.00%
Ader. Art of the Orient on December 3rd: 75.00%
Heritage Auctions. The Garth Williams Estate Weekly Internet Rare Books and Autographs on December 10th: 100.00%
Old World Auctions. Antique Maps, Globes, Charts, Atlases & Vintage Graphics - online bidstart 11/5 on November 19th: 77.20%
Knotty Pine Auction Service. Ephemera, Advertising, Collectibles and Books on September 4th: 94.30%
Knotty Pine Auction Service. FALL AMERICANA, DECORATIVE ARTS & BOOK AUCTION on October 25th: 86.36%
Bonhams. Entertainment Memorabilia on December 10th: 62.14%
Bonhams. Russian Books and Photographs on December 10th: 11.98%
Bonhams. Fine Books and Manuscripts on December 10th: 81.64%
Heritage Auctions. Entertainment on December 6th: 71.29%
Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions. Books, Maps, Prints on December 9th: 75.96%
Alaska Auction. Books and Prints on December 6th: 100.00%
Binoche et Giquello. Extraordinary collection of the Prince's Palace of Monaco - Day 2 on November 16th: 100.00%
Binoche et Giquello. The Library of Jean C. on December 5th: 47.86%
Binoche et Giquello. Maps and Antiquarian Books on November 7th: 45.38%
National Book Auctions. Books, Art and Ephemera - Basquiat, Medical, Hemingway, etc. on December 7th: 100.00%
Winter Associates. Prints, Baseball Memorabilia, and Books on December 8th: 61.36%
Sothebys. English Literature, History, Children's Books & Illustrations on December 9th: 58.60%
Christies. Antiquarian Books, Art Books and Manuscripts on December 9th: 64.13%
Bonhams. Prints and Multiples on December 9th: 55.97%
Artcurial. Books and Manuscripts on December 9th: 40.95%
Bubb Kuyper. Books, Manuscripts, Prints on November 28th: 67.51%
Arader Galleries. From Sea to Shining Sea: Art of America on December 6th: 72.59%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints and Photographs on December 9th: 50.00%
Bruun Rasmussen. Modern and Contemporary Prints on December 9th: 66.67%
Bruun Rasmussen. Old Master Prints on December 8th: 55.56%
ALDE. Selected Books on December 8th: 74.23%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Salvador Dali Editions on December 8th: 50.85%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Modern & Contemporary Fine and Decorative Arts on December 6th: 100.00%
Dirk Soulis Auctions. 16th Annual Fine Arts Sale - Prints on December 5th: 87.10%
Vermot de Pas. Comic Strips, Original Prints, Animation on December 6th: 44.16%
Koller Auctions. Modern and Contemporary Prints on December 6th: 76.54%
Tajan. Psychedelic Posters on December 5th: 58.76%
Aguttes. Contemporary Art -Photos on December 5th: 40.91%
PIASA. Prints - Petiet Collection on December 4th: 78.91%
De Baecque and Associes. Antiquarian and Modern Books on December 4th: 76.34%
Koller Auctions. Modern Prints on December 4th: 67.86%
Rossini. Collection dont Ancienne Provenance Galerie de France - Prints on December 2nd: 77.14%
Tooveys. Prints on December 3rd: 57.14%
Galerie Bassenge. Photography on December 3rd: 63.46%
Eldreds. Fall Asian Art Auction on December 5th: 72.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 11/30 on December 7th: 98.48%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 11/30 on December 7th: 92.91%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 11/27 on December 4th: 84.91%

For the week ahead 27 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Dec. 15th
Pandolfini. Florence . Old Prints, Old and Modern Books. 337 lots
Robert Siegel Galleries. New York. The George J. Kramer Collection: U.S. Domestic Mails 1776-1869. 138 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Old Master Prints. 12 lots

Tue. Dec. 16th
Bolaffi Ambassador Auctions. Milan. Rare Books and Autographs. 1100 lots
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . Books.
Dorotheum . Vienna. Autographs. 314 lots
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. Historical Auction. 251 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 101 lots

Wed. Dec. 17th
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. Books and Manuscripts. 5 lots
ALDE. Paris. Letters and Original Manuscripts. 444 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Documents. 540 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Antiquarian Books. 550 lots
Bonhams. New York. The Art of Fashion Photography. 102 lots
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. The Morris Everett, Jr. Collection. 1 lots
Robert Siegel Galleries. New York. U.S., Possessions, and Confederate Postal History. 509 lots
Sothebys. London. Daughter of History: Mary Soames and the Legacy of Sir Winston Churchill. 52 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Travel Posters from the Julius Paul Collection & A California Collection of Literary Posters. 393 lots
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. A Celebration of Music. 165 lots
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. The Golden Goose Press Archives - The Beat Generation. 1 lots

Thu. Dec. 18th
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Children's and Illustrated Books. 371 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 12/14.
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Americana with the Jess Jones Collection of Californiana & Pictorial Letter Sheets. 312 lots
Sothebys. Paris. Books and Manuscripts. 180 lots
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. Animation - Day 1. 542 lots

Fri. Dec. 19th
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. Animation - Day 2. 536 lots

Sun. Dec. 21st
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 12/14.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 12/14.

The fall season will soon be silent as snowflakes.  Best of luck this week and, if your attention will soon shift to more personal matters, let me wish you our best,

 

Bruce McKinney

AE

  • <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>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
  • <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>Announcing a new Books for Sale platform hosted by Biblio!</b>
    <b>List your books simultaneously on Rare Book Hub and Biblio!</b>
  • <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…