• <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
  • <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Newton. <i>Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica</i>. London, 1687.
    <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Josephus. <i>De antiquitate Judaica.</i> Lubeck, 1475-76.
    <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Carlerius. <i>Sporta fragmentorum, Sportula fragmentorum</i>. Brussels, 1478-79.
    <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Fridolin. <i>Der Schatzbehalter</i>. Nuremberg, 1491.
    <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Pinder. <i>Der beschlossen gart des rosenkrantz marie</i>. Nuremberg, 1505.
    <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Isidorus Hispalensis. <i>Synonyma de Homine</i>. Nuremberg, 1470-71.
    <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Durer. Sammelband including <i>Underweysung der messing</i>. Nuremberg, 1525-29.
  • <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 €
  • <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…

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>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>Forum Auctions: Online Sale of Cricket Books and Works on Paper. Now through July 5, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, now thru Jul 5:</b> Wisden (John). <i>Cricketers' Almanack for 1896</i>, original cloth, 1896. £15,000 to 20,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, now thru Jul 5:</b> Wisden (John). <i>The Cricketers' Almanack for the year 1869</i>, excellent copy of the scarce sixth edition, 1869. £10,000 to 15,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, now thru Jul 5:</b> Wisden (John). <i>Cricketers' Almanack for 1916</i>, with tribute to W.G. Grace by Lord Harris, original cloth, 1916. £5,000 to 6,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Online Sale of Cricket Books and Works on Paper. Now through July 5, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, now thru Jul 5:</b> Lillywhite (Frederick) and Arthur Haygarth. <i>Cricket Scores and Biographies of Celebrated Cricketers</i>, vol. 1 - 16 [a complete run], 1862-2003. £750 to 1,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, now thru Jul 5:</b> Trumper (Victor). Postcard of Victor Trumper, signed by Trumper on image, 1905. £300 to 400
    <b>Forum Auctions, now thru Jul 5:</b> Crombie (Charles). <i>Laws of Cricket</i>, 1907; and 29 others. £150 to 200
  • <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.