• <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>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>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>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

Auction Update Review

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21 Auctions Archived, 31 Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday April 11th,  21 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Database; 14 denominated in US dollars, 2 in British pounds, 3 in euros, and 2 in Swiss francs.  Turnover was $10,438,692.80 as 5,958 lots were offered and 4,868 sold for a 82% success rate.  It was another strong week.

3 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Christies. 20/21 PHOTOGRAPHS on March 31st: $4,194,250
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books on April 9th: $1,457,285
Christies. DON MCLEAN'S 'AMERICAN PIE': THE ORIGINAL LYRICS on April 7th: $1,205,000

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

Pierre Berge and Associes. COLLECTION OF TWO LOVERS OF XIX th CENTURY The Gaston and Albert Tissandier brothers aeronauts and A on April 1st: 127.18%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps & Documents; Travel, Atlases & Natural History on April 8th: 108.86%

The Arader Galleries Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Christies THE COMPLETE WORKING MANUSCRIPT FOR THE SONG “AMERICAN PIE”, WITH NUMEROUS REVISIONS AND UNPUBLISHED DELETED SECTIONS. on April 7th Actual price: USD 1205000.0.
  2. Christies From the Back-Window, - '291', 1915 on March 31st Actual price: USD 473000.0.
  3. Christies Georgia O'Keeffe, 1918 on March 31st Actual price: USD 413000.0.
  4. Christies Dovima with Elephants, Evening dress by Dior, Cirque d'Hiver, Paris, 1955 on March 31st Actual price: USD 341000.0. ARader
  5. Christies A Family and Their Car in a Nudist Camp in Pennsylvania, 1965 on March 31st Actual price: USD 245000.0.
  6. Christies Bar - Gallup, New Mexico, 1955 on March 31st Actual price: USD 245000.0.
  7. Christies Teenage Couple on Hudson Street, N.Y.C., 1963 on March 31st Actual price: USD 209000.0.
  8. Christies Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, 1967 on March 31st Actual price: USD 161000.0.
  9. Christies Dunes, Oceano, 1936 on March 31st Actual price: USD 118750.0.
  10. Koller Auctions Sammlung von 9 eigenhAndigen Briefen mit Unterschrift an Gabriel de La Rochefoucauld (1875-1942) sowie zwei weiteren eigenh. Briefen wohl an dessen Gemahlin Odile de Richelieu. on March 28th Actual price: USD 89856.0.
  11. Christies Untitled, 1971 on March 31st Actual price: USD 87500.0.
  12. Christies The White Fence, Port Kent, New York, 1916 on March 31st Actual price: USD 87500.0.
  13. Christies Callot Swallow-tail Dress, 1974 on March 31st Actual price: USD 81250.0.
  14. Christies Untitled, 1970 on March 31st Actual price: USD 77500.0.
  15. Christies Untitled, Rome, c. 1977-1978 on March 31st Actual price: USD 75000.0.
  16. Christies Portfolio III: Yosemite Valley San Francisco: Sierra Club, 1960. 16 on March 31st Actual price: USD 68750.0.
  17. Christies Marella Agnelli, New York, December 1953 on March 31st Actual price: USD 62500.0.
  18. Christies Moon and Half Dome, Yosemite National Park, 1960 on March 31st Actual price: USD 60000.0.
  19. Koller Auctions The Birds of Great Britain. on March 28th Actual price: USD 57408.0.
  20. Christies Motorama - Los Angeles, 1956 on March 31st Actual price: USD 56250.0.
  21. Christies Equivalent, 1927 on March 31st Actual price: USD 56250.0.
  22. Christies Tayiana, son of Ollenana, February 3rd, 1990 on March 31st Actual price: USD 50000.0.
  23. Christies Watercolor Palette, New York, n.d. archival pigment print, flush-mounted, printed April 2005 on March 31st Actual price: USD 50000.0.
  24. Koller Auctions The Orchidaceae of Mexico and Guatemala. on March 28th Actual price: USD 48672.0.
  25. Christies Calla Lilies, 1930 on March 31st Actual price: USD 47500.0.




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

Heritage Auctions. Doodle for Hunger Illustration Art Auction Benefiting St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelter - online on April 6th: 100.00%
Christies. DON MCLEAN'S 'AMERICAN PIE': THE ORIGINAL LYRICS on April 7th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 3/29 on April 5th: 99.72%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 3/29 on April 5th: 95.64%
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Fine Art - Prints on March 21st: 93.21%
Heritage Auctions. Historical Manuscripts on April 9th: 91.19%
Swann Galleries. Early Printed, Medical, Scientific and Travel Books on April 9th: 89.09%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 3/6 on April 2nd: 85.91%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps & Documents; Travel, Atlases & Natural History on April 8th: 82.81%
Eldreds. Spring Americana on April 4th: 81.82%


21 total sales reported this week:

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Naples Online on April 9th: 55.56%
Bloomsbury Auctions. The Library of a Gentleman on April 9th: 78.89%
Swann Galleries. Early Printed, Medical, Scientific and Travel Books on April 9th: 89.09%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books on April 9th: 76.83%
Heritage Auctions. Historical Manuscripts on April 9th: 91.19%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 4/2 on April 9th: 75.00%
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Fine Art - Prints on March 21st: 93.21%
Koller Auctions. Books and Autographs, Photography on March 28th: 60.63%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps & Documents; Travel, Atlases & Natural History on April 8th: 82.81%
Heritage Auctions. Doodle for Hunger Illustration Art Auction Benefiting St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelter - online on April 6th: 100.00%
Koller Auctions. Photographs and Photobooks on March 28th: 45.76%
Pierre Berge and Associes. COLLECTION OF TWO LOVERS OF XIX th CENTURY The Gaston and Albert Tissandier brothers aeronauts and A on April 1st: 77.58%
Christies. DON MCLEAN'S 'AMERICAN PIE': THE ORIGINAL LYRICS on April 7th: 100.00%
Bruun Rasmussen. Modern and Contemporary Prints on April 7th: 75.00%
Bruun Rasmussen. Old Master Prints on April 6th: 66.67%
Potomack Company. Books, Prints, Manuscripts on April 4th: 69.39%
Christies. 20/21 PHOTOGRAPHS on March 31st: 57.24%
Eldreds. Spring Americana on April 4th: 81.82%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 3/6 on April 2nd: 85.91%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 3/29 on April 5th: 95.64%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 3/29 on April 5th: 99.72%

For the week ahead 31 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Apr. 13th
Bonhams. New York. FINE BOOKS AND MANUSCRIPTS INCLUDING THE HIDDEN WARTIME MANUSCRIPT OF ALAN TURING. 243 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Old Master Prints. 5 lots

Tue. Apr. 14th
Swann Galleries. New York. Printed and Manuscript Americana. 359 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 64 lots

Wed. Apr. 15th
Doyle New York. New York. Rare Books, Maps and Autographs. 581 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Geography. 366 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs and Artifacts - bidstart 3/22. 970 lots

Thu. Apr. 16th
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Transport Sale. 3 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Bibliophile. 571 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Literature with Science Fiction and Detective Fiction. 653 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 4/9. 372 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Valuable Books. 342 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Rare Prints. 222 lots

Fri. Apr. 17th
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Islamic, Indian & Oriental Art, Photography 1850-2000. 298 lots
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Spring Estates Auction Day 1. 9 lots
ALDE. Paris. LIBRARY OF AMADEO DELAUNET Y ESNAOLA I. 341 lots
Beaussant Lefevre. Paris. Works of Art - Prints. 7 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Western Prospects: Discovering Americana & Numismatics (session 3). 505 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Literature of the 17th - 19th Century. 611 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Autographs. 313 lots

Sat. Apr. 18th
Aspire Auctions. Cleveland. Printed Art - Internet bidstart 4/3.
Heritage Auctions. Beverly Hills. Entertainment and Music Auction. 592 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. April 18th Auction - Prints, Ephemera. 24 lots
ALDE. Paris. LIBRARY OF AMADEO DELAUNET Y ESNAOLA II. 185 lots
Arader Galleries. New York City. Age of European and American Exploration. 248 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Western Prospects: Discovering Americana & Numismatics (session 4). 735 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Modern Literature. 938 lots
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Spring Estates Auction Day 2. 31 lots

Sun. Apr. 19th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 4/12.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 4/12.
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Spring Estates Auction Day 3. 53 lots

 

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

 

  • <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>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>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…