• <b>Bonhams: History of Science and Technology. Wednesday, December 6, 2017. New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 95. Turing. <i>Systems of Logic Based on Ordinals</i>. Offprint. London, 1939. Robin Gandy's Copy. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 98. Zernike, Fritz. The 1953 Nobel Prize for Physics: The Invention of the Phase-Contrast Microscope. $100,000 to $150,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 111. Apple 1 Computer, operational, with exceptional provenance. $400,000 to $600,000
    <b>Bonhams: Voices of the 20th Century. Wednesday, December 6, 2017. New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1074. Bruce, Lenny. An unreleased 16 mm film by "Count" Lewis DePasquale featuring Lenny Bruce. $7,000 to $10,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1254. Hirohito. Manuscript in Japanese, "The Emperor's Monologue," transcribed by Terasaki Hidenari. $100,000 to $150,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1095. Goldman. Emma. Large archive of correspondence, much of it to Warren Starr Van Valkenburgh. $70,000 to $100,000
    <b>Bonhams: History of Science and Technology. Wednesday, December 6, 2017. New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 109. Wozniak and Jobs. The First Digital "Blue Box", Berkeley, 1972. $30,000 to $50,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 46. Newton, Isaac. <i>Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica</i>. 1st issue. London, 1687. $300,000 to $500,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 49. Newton. Autograph Manuscript in English, a portion of a draft of Newton's study on revelation. $15,000 to $20,000
    <b>Bonhams: Voices of the 20th Century. Wednesday, December 6, 2017. New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1027. Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby. 1st edition, 1st issue. Scribners, 1925. $40,000 to $60,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1042. Hemingway., Ernest. For Whom the Bell Tolls. Presentation copy, one of 15 copies. Scribners, 1940. $25,000 to $35,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1215. A 48-star American Flag, flown from LCT-703, sunk on Omaha Beach, December 1944. $15,000 to $20,000
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:<br>Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>John Norman, <i>The American Pilot</i>, complete copy with 11 folding charts, Boston, 1810. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>John Smith, <i>New England</i>, London, 1616. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>Plancius Petrus, <i>Orbis Terrarum Typus de Integro Multis in Locis Emendatus</i>, Amsterdam, 1594. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:<br>Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>Martin Waldseemüller, <i>Tabula Terre Nove</i>, woodcut, Strasbourg, 1513. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>Forlani & Zaltieri, <i>Il Disegno del Discoperto della Noua Franza</i>, Venice, 1566. $30,000 to $50,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>Richard Hakluyt, <i>Novus Orbis</i>, first appearance of "Virginia" on a printed map, Paris, 1587. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:<br>Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>Pieter van den Keere, <i>Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica</i>, Amsterdam, 1608. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>Abraham Ortelius, <i>Theatrum Orbis Terrarum</i>, Antwerp, 1584. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>George B. Goode & Samuel A. Kilbourne, <i>Game Fishes of the United States</i>, New York, 1879. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:<br>Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>William Faden, <i>The Province of New Jersey</i>, London, 1777. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>James Gillray, <i>The Plumb-Pudding in Danger</i>, hand-colored etching, London, 1805. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>Pierre Belon, <i>L'Histoire de la Nature des Oyseaux</i>, with woodcut illustrations, Paris, 1555. $8,000 to $12,000.
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Auction Update Review

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21 Sales Archived, 23 Sales Scheduled

 

For the week ended Saturday 7 February 21 sales were archived to Rare Book Transaction History; 10 in euros, 3 in British pounds, and 8 in US dollars.  Reported sales were $4,436,523 as 4,075 lots were offered and 3,150 sold for a 77.3% success rate. 

1 auction saw total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Keno Auctions. Seth Kaller, Inc Historic Documents and Legacy Collections: on January 31st: $3,456,500

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

Artcurial. Hotel de Paris - Books and Prints, Day 1 on January 25th: 764.40%
Artcurial. Hotel de Paris - Books and Prints, Day 6 on January 27th: 346.05%
Artcurial. Hotel de Paris - Books and Prints, Day 3 on January 26th: 227.34%
Artcurial. Hotel de Paris - Books and Prints, Day 5 on January 27th: 214.65%
Artcurial. Hotel de Paris - Books and Prints, Day 2 on January 25th: 201.19%
Bruun Rasmussen. Books and Manuscripts on February 3rd: 118.58%
Keno Auctions. Seth Kaller, Inc Historic Documents and Legacy Collections: on January 31st: 117.97%


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

Artcurial. Hotel de Paris - Books and Prints, Day 3 on January 26th: 100.00%
Artcurial. Hotel de Paris - Books and Prints, Day 1 on January 25th: 100.00%
Artcurial. Hotel de Paris - Books and Prints, Day 2 on January 25th: 100.00%
Artcurial. Hotel de Paris - Books and Prints, Day 5 on January 27th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 1/25 on February 1st: 99.47%
Artcurial. Hotel de Paris - Books and Prints, Day 6 on January 27th: 97.14%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 1/25 on February 1st: 97.08%
Keno Auctions. Seth Kaller, Inc Historic Documents and Legacy Collections: on January 31st: 92.31%
Bruun Rasmussen. Books and Manuscripts on February 3rd: 91.56%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 1/29 on February 5th: 90.49%
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Books, Prints on December 2nd: 83.33%


21 total sales reported this week:

Neal Auction Company. Important Winter Estates Auction - Day 1 on January 31st: 61.88%
Neal Auction Company. Winter Estate Sale - Day 2 on February 1st: 60.98%
Kedem Auction. Judaica and Isealiana on February 4th: 64.29%
Neret Minet and Tessier. Marine - Books, Maps, Globes on February 2nd: 57.65%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 1/29 on February 5th: 90.49%
Bruun Rasmussen. Books and Manuscripts on February 3rd: 91.56%
Bruun Rasmussen. Modern and Contemporary Prints on February 3rd: 68.42%
Bruun Rasmussen. Old Master Prints on February 2nd: 66.67%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Ephemera on January 30th: 68.87%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Books and Ephemera on January 29th: 70.32%
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 1/22 on January 29th: 39.77%
Aguttes. Books on December 16th: 53.62%
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Books, Prints on December 2nd: 83.33%
Artcurial. Hotel de Paris - Books and Prints, Day 6 on January 27th: 97.14%
Artcurial. Hotel de Paris - Books and Prints, Day 5 on January 27th: 100.00%
Artcurial. Hotel de Paris - Books and Prints, Day 3 on January 26th: 100.00%
Artcurial. Hotel de Paris - Books and Prints, Day 2 on January 25th: 100.00%
Artcurial. Hotel de Paris - Books and Prints, Day 1 on January 25th: 100.00%
Keno Auctions. Seth Kaller, Inc Historic Documents and Legacy Collections: on January 31st: 92.31%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 1/25 on February 1st: 97.08%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 1/25 on February 1st: 99.47%


For the week ahead 23 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Feb. 9th
Bonhams. San Francisco. Important Western Americana. 151 lots
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . February Auction - Prints. 25 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Old Master Prints. 5 lots

Tue. Feb. 10th
Doyle New York. New York. Doyle at Home: Decorative Prints. 13 lots
Alexander Historical Auctions. Chesapeake City. Winter Auction. 1246 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 76 lots

Wed. Feb. 11th
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. REGINE DEFORGES Autographs, Manuscripts, books from the seventeenth to the twentieth century. 265 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Autographs and Artifacts - Internet bidstart 1/23. 834 lots
Sothebys. Paris. Collections of the Dukes of Mortemart Castle's Eve. 27 lots
Ader. PARIS. Antique Arms and Historical Memories - prints, manuscripts. 27 lots

Thu. Feb. 12th
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Bibliophile. 507 lots
Christies. New York. Prints and Multiples. 177 lots
Copley Fine Art Auctions. Boston. The Winter Sale. 98 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 2/5. 419 lots
Heritage Auctions. Beverly Hills. Art of Laika Studios. 277 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Vintage Posters. 440 lots
The Written Word Autographs. Tamworth, NH . Autographs.

Fri. Feb. 13th
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. 75172 Pforzheim. Books, Graphics modern and ancient Arts, Antiques. 7044 lots
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Ancient and Modern Books. 215 lots
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. In the Arms of .... 102 lots

Sat. Feb. 14th
Hauff and Auvermann. Berlin-Wilmersdorf. Books, Prints, Photographs. 312 lots

Sun. Feb. 15th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 2/8.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 2/8.

For those who visited the ABAA and ILAB fair in Oakland this past weekend it was a very nice affair.  The weather was difficult but inside the fair there were familiar faces behind the counters and in the aisles.  Hopefully for the exhibitors the show worked out.

 

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy!</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Walt Whitman. Poetical manuscript from <i>Leaves of Grass</i> (1865)
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> (Daniel Boone.) Filson. <i>The Discovery ... of Kentucke</i> (1784)
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Edgar A. Poe. <i>Tales</i> (1845) original cloth
    <b>19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy!</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Emerson. Autograph letter signed on his philosophy of poetry (1841)
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Fitzgerald. <i>This Side of Paradise</i> (1920) presentation copy
  • <b>ALDE - Modern Illustrated Books - Original Drawings. 22 November 2017</b>
    <b>ALDE, Nov. 22:</b> DEGAS (Edgar). Danseuses au repos. Charcoal drawing. 30,000€ to 40,000€
    <b>ALDE, Nov. 22:</b> ERNST (Max). Une Semaine de bonté ou Les Sept éléments capitaux. Deuxième cahier. L'Eau. 1934. With an original collage signed by Max Ernst. 15,000€ to 20,000€
    <b>ALDE, Nov. 22:</b> BALZAC (Honoré de). Le Chef-d’œuvre inconnu. 1931. Illustrated edition by Pablo Picasso of 12 original etchings. 20,000€ to 30,000€
    <b>ALDE, Nov. 22:</b> GIACOMETTI (Alberto). Paris sans fin. 1969. Last illustrated book of Giacometti. 15,000€ to 20,000€
  • <b>Fonsie Mealy: Rare Books, Literature, Manuscripts. December 5, 2017</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 5:</b> With Fine Contemporary Hand-Coloured Folding Maps Atlas: MOLL (Hermann). <i>The World Described</i>. 15,000 to 20,000 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 5:</b> The Holy Grail of Early Photographic Illustrated Irish Books: HEMPHILL (William Despard). <i>Stereoscopic Illustrations of Clonmel, and the Surrounding Country</i>… 7,000 to 10,000 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 5:</b> "The Nugent Manuscript Archive" including letters on 1798 rebellion In Co. 7,000 to 9,000 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy: Rare Books, Literature, Manuscripts. December 5, 2017</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 5:</b> The Greatest Irish Coloured Plate Book Original Coloured Copy: MALTON (James). <i>A Picturesque and Descriptive View of the City of Dublin Described</i>. 7,000 to 9,000 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 5:</b> BLAEU (Johannes). <i>Atlas Hibernia</i>, Amsterdam? c. 1662. 1,750 to <br>2,500 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 5:</b> Rare Limited Edition: YEATS (W.B.). Arion Press, San Francisco. <i>Poems of W.B. Yeats.</i> 1,700 to 2,200 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy: Rare Books, Literature, Manuscripts. December 5, 2017</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 5:</b> [YEATS, W.B.]. Cradle of Genius. Original drawing, pen-and-ink and wash. 1,500 to 2,500 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 5:</b> W.B. Yeats Meets James Bond? YEATS (W. B.). <i>Selected Poems, Lyrical and Narrative</i>. 1,400 to 1,600 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 5:</b> Rare Unauthorized U.S. Edition of <i>Ulysses</i>: JOYCE (James). <i>Ulysses</i> - [Two World Monthly, Vol. 1 (No. 1) - vol. 3 (no.3)]. 1,200 to 1,500 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy: Rare Books, Literature, Manuscripts. December 5, 2017</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 5:</b> With Original Holograph Passage by the Author: HEANEY (Seamus). <i>Door Into the Dark</i>. 1,000 to 1,500 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 5:</b> First American Edition: JOYCE (James). <i>Dubliners</i>, 8vo N. York (B.W. Huebsch) 1916. 600 to 800 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 5:</b> Rare American Photographs of Niagara Falls: ZYBACK (J.). Photographer, Niagara. Two large original photographs. 300 to 400 €
  • <b>Christie’s Paris, Nov. 28:</b> Seba, Albertus. <i>Locupletissimi rerum naturalium thesauri.</i> Amsterdam: J. Wetsten, 1734[-1769]. €350,000–550,000
    <b>Christie’s Paris, Nov. 28:</b> Janssonius, Joannes. <i>Novus Atlas Absolutissimus</i>. Amsterdam: J Jansson, 1658 [after 1664]. €250,000–450,000
    <b>Christie’s Paris, Nov. 28:</b> Goya, Francisco de. <i>[La Tauromaquia.] Treinta y tres estampas, que representan diferentes suertes y actitudes del arte de lidiar los Toros</i>. Madrid: [Rafael Esteve, 1816]. €150,000–250,000
    <b>Christie’s Online, Nov. 29 – Dec. 06:</b> Einstein, Albert. <i>On residual rays – and guilt about an old girlfriend</i>. Prague, 26 December 1911. US$10,000–15,000
    <b>Christie’s Online, Nov. 29 – Dec. 06:</b> Einstein, Albert. <i>‘What is logically simple is so difficult mathematically'</i>. Princeton, 16 August 1949. US$20,000–30,000
    <b>Christie’s New York, Dec. 5:</b> Yorktown Campaign manuscript map. ‘No 1 Carte générale de l’Isle de New York et des Environs...No 2. Reconnoissance Geometrique…’ n.p., c. 1781–1782. US$150,000–200,000
    <b>Christie’s New York, Dec. 5:</b> Le Hay, Jacques and Ferriol, Charles de (1637–1722). <i>Recueil de cent estampes représentant differentes nations du Levant</i>. Paris: Le Hay and Duchange, 1714. US$30,000–40,000
    <b>Christie’s New York, Dec. 7:</b> Cresswell, Samuel Gurney. <i>A Series of Eight Sketches … of the Voyage of the H.M.S. Investigator during the Discovery of the North-west Passage</i>. London: 1854. US$30,000–40,000.
    <b>Christie’s New York, Dec. 7:</b> Veer, Gerrit de. <i>Diarium nauticum seu vera descriptio trium navigationum admirandarum</i>. Amsterdam: Cornelius [Claesz], 1598. US$25,000–35,000