• <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>Les Collections Aristophil:<br>December 20, 2017</b>
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> SAINT-EXUPERY, ANTOINE DE. Kodachrome Film (16mm) showing Antoine de Saint-Exupery and Consuelo on a boat, 1942. JOINED: Guestbook for the Boat, signed, with a drawing of the Little Prince. 15 000 to 20 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> CANDEE, HELEN CHURCHILL. Autograph manuscript. TITANIC, 40 leaves. Original account of the most famous shipwreck, by a survivor of the ordeal. 300 000 to 400 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> TITANIC. Collection of 7 documents relating to the shipwreck of the Titanic (14 April 1912). 20 000 to<br>30 000 €
    <b>Les Collections Aristophil:<br>December 20, 2017</b>
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> DUPLEIX DE CADIGNAN, JEANBAPTISTE. Signed autograph manuscript. Thirty years of memoirs related to military services and important information on the American War of Independence.<br>40 000 to 50 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> CURTIUS. Faiz et Conquestes d'Alexandre [Histoire d'Alexandre le Grand]. In French, illuminated manuscript on paper and parchment, 16 large miniatures. 300 000 to<br>500 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> NELSON, HORATIO. Signed autograph letter, ‘Nelson & Bronte,” aboard the Amazon, 14 October 1801, addressed to Sir William Hamilton. 4 000 to 5 000 €
    <b>Les Collections Aristophil:<br>December 20, 2017</b>
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> GIROLAMO FRANCESCO MARIA MAZZUOLI DIT LE PARMESAN. Le couple amoureux. Pen and brown ink. 80 000 to 120 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> SADE, DONATIEN-ALPHONSE-FRANÇOIS, MARQUIS DE. Autograph manuscript. The 120 Days of Sodom, or the School of Libertinage, 1785.<br>4 000 000 to 6 000 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> MIRÓ, JOAN. Signed autograph correspondence to Thomas and Diane Bouchard (1949-1976). 50 000 to 60 000 €
    <b>Les Collections Aristophil:<br>December 20, 2017</b>
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> BALZAC, HONORÉ DE. Signed autograph manuscript, Ursule Mirouët, [1841]. One of only two manuscripts of novels by Balzac in private hands. 800 000 to<br>1 200 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> LENOIR, ALEXANDRE. Essai sur l'histoire des arts en Egypte pouvant servir d'appendice au grand ouvrage de la Commission. autograph manuscript with numerous additions and corrections. 40 000 to 50 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> SCHRÖDINGER, ERWIN. Autograph manuscript [Spring 1946, sent to Albert Einstein]. 1 500 to 2 000 €
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 14:</b> William Oden Waller studio, <i>Manhattan Mary</i>, gouache and graphite, 1927. Sold for $77,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Missionary archive of Samuel W. and Gideon H. Pond, Minnesota, 1833-93. Sold for $112,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b> Richard Hakluyt, <i>Novus Orbis</i>, first printed use of “Virginia” on a map, Paris, 1587. Sold for $80,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 17:</b> Aegidius Romanus, <i>Lo libre del regiment dels princeps</i>, first edition in Catalan, Barcelona, 1480. Sold for $50,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> William Faulkner, <i>The Marble Faun</i>, first edition, signed & inscribed, Boston, 1924. Sold for $22,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 5:</b> Henry Ossawa Tanner, <i>Flight into Egypt</i>, oil on canvas, circa 1910. Sold for $341,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 2:</b> Edward Hopper, <i>The Lonely House</i>, etching, 1923. Sold for $317,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 7:</b> George Washington, Autograph Letter Signed, to his spymaster Benjamin Tallmadge, New Jersey, 1780. Sold for $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 19:</b> Saul Leiter, <i>Waiter, Paris</i>, chromogenic print, 1959. Sold for $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 26: </b> A. M. Cassandre, <i>Normandie / Maiden Voyage</i>, 1935. Sold for $20,000.
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Auction Update Review

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April 19th 21 Auctions Archived, 30 Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday April 18th,  21 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Database; 13 denominated in US dollars, 4 in British pounds, and 4 in euros.  Turnover was $7,139,233.25 as 6,578 lots were offered and 5,565 sold for a 84.6% success rate.  It was a another strong week.


3 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Bonhams. FINE BOOKS AND MANUSCRIPTS INCLUDING THE HIDDEN WARTIME MANUSCRIPT OF ALAN TURING on April 13th: $2,191,109
Heritage Auctions. Animation Art on April 10th: $1,662,298
Doyle New York. Rare Books, Maps and Autographs on April 15th: $1,393,694

The Arader Galleries Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Bonhams Composition notebook. on April 13th Actual price: USD $1,025,000.
  2. Bonhams ENIGMA MACHINE. A Rare 3-rotor German Enigma I Enciphering Machine (aka Heeres Enigma), Berlin, July 1944. on April 13th Actual price: USD $269,000.
  3. Bonhams The Holy Bible, Conteyning the Old Testament, and the New: on April 13th Actual price: USD $173,000.
  4. Doyle New York An important unpublished archive of approximately twenty-five autograph letters to José Bartoli, with photographs and various enclosures. on April 15th Actual price: USD $137,000. ARader Auction Galleries
  5. Bonhams Manuscript map, "Camp of the Advanced Corps of Lieut Genl. Burgoyne's Army. Freeman's Farm 7th Octr 1777," on April 13th Actual price: USD $81,250.
  6. Doyle New York Horae B. M. V. on April 15th Actual price: USD $56,250.
  7. Bonhams Autograph Document Signed ("James Bowie"), on April 13th Actual price: USD $56,250.
  8. Swann Galleries The Book of Mormon: An Account Written by the Hand of Mormon, upon Plates Taken from the Plates of Nephi. on April 14th Actual price: USD $55,000.
  9. Heritage Auctions Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs The Old Hag Production Cel and Key Master Background Setup on April 10th Actual price: USD $47,800.
  10. Dominic Winter Book Auctions An album of 79 albumen prints on April 17th Actual price: USD $43,020.
  11. Heritage Auctions Two-Gun Mickey Mickey Mouse Production Cel and Background Setup on April 10th Actual price: USD $41,825.
  12. Swann Galleries An officer's long eyewitness description of the principal battle of Shays' Rebellion. on April 14th Actual price: USD $35,000.
  13. Swann Galleries Bound volume of the Connecticut Journal featuring the Tea Party and Bunker Hill. on April 14th Actual price: USD 35000.0.
  14. Doyle New York Printed pamphlet signed (“J W. on April 15th Actual price: USD $34,375.
  15. Doyle New York Two large signed Wild Thing prints on April 15th Actual price: USD $31,250.
  16. Doyle New York Acts passed at a Congress of the United States of America, begun and held at the city of New-York, on Wednesday the fourth of March, in the year M,DCC,LXXXIX and of the Independence of the United States, the thirteenth. on April 15th Actual price: USD $31,250.
  17. Heritage Auctions Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Snow White and Woodland Creatures Production Cel and Master Background Setup on April 10th Actual price: USD $29,875.
  18. Beaussant Lefevre Oban tate-e de la série "Meisho Edo hyakkei", les cent vues d'Edo, planche "Le temple Ekoin, le quartier de Ryogoku et le pont Moto Yanagi". on April 10th Actual price: USD $29,700.
  19. Heritage Auctions What's Opera, Doc? Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd Production Cel on April 10th Actual price: USD $28,680.
  20. Bonhams The Sound and the Fury. on April 13th Actual price: USD 27500.0.
  21. Bonhams Autograph letter signed "A.A. Lovelace," on April 13th Actual price: USD $27,500.
  22. Swann Galleries Log of the Mexican schooner Bravo while attempting to suppress the Texan Revolution. on April 14th Actual price: USD $27,500.
  23. Charlton Hall Pair J&W Cary 21-inch terrestrial and celestial library globes circa 1790 and 1825 on April 11th Actual price: USD $25,200.
  24. Doyle New York Three language ship’s papers signed, countersigned by Thomas Jefferson. on April 15th Actual price: USD $25,000.
  25. Swann Galleries In Congress, July 4th 1776. The Unanimous Declaration of the Thirteen United States of America. on April 14th Actual price: USD $25,000.


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

Beaussant Lefevre. Asia - Prints on April 10th: 191.01%
Bonhams. FINE BOOKS AND MANUSCRIPTS INCLUDING THE HIDDEN WARTIME MANUSCRIPT OF ALAN TURING on April 13th: 136.92%
Doyle New York. Rare Books, Maps and Autographs on April 15th: 125.04%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Prints on April 10th: 119.50%
Swann Galleries. Printed and Manuscript Americana on April 14th: 118.90%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Transport Sale on April 16th: 115.73%


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

National Book Auctions. Civil War, RR, Incunabulum, etc. on April 12th: 100.00%
Carlsen Gallery. "Spring Fling" ANTIQUE AUCTION - Prints on April 12th: 100.00%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Transport Sale on April 16th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Animation Art on April 10th: 99.04%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 4/5 on April 12th: 98.48%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 4/5 on April 12th: 96.05%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Prints on April 10th: 94.03%
Charlton Hall. 86 Anniversary Auction - Books and Prints on April 11th: 91.30%
Doyle New York. Rare Books, Maps and Autographs on April 15th: 87.78%
Swann Galleries. Printed and Manuscript Americana on April 14th: 87.47%


21 total sales reported this week:

National Book Auctions. Civil War, RR, Incunabulum, etc. on April 12th: 100.00%
Carlsen Gallery. "Spring Fling" ANTIQUE AUCTION - Prints on April 12th: 100.00%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Islamic, Indian & Oriental Art, Photography 1850-2000 on April 17th: 63.76%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Prints on April 10th: 94.03%
PBA Galleries. Fine Literature with Science Fiction and Detective Fiction on April 16th: 71.36%
Beaussant Lefevre. Asia - Prints on April 10th: 75.00%
Charlton Hall. 86 Anniversary Auction - Books and Prints on April 11th: 91.30%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 4/9 on April 16th: 77.42%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Bibliophile on April 16th: 70.40%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Transport Sale on April 16th: 100.00%
Binoche et Giquello. Ancient and Modern Books on April 9th: 39.27%
Michaans Auctions. Estate Auction on April 11th: 66.67%
Doyle New York. Rare Books, Maps and Autographs on April 15th: 87.78%
Swann Galleries. Printed and Manuscript Americana on April 14th: 87.47%
Bruun Rasmussen. Modern and Contemporary Prints on April 14th: 76.56%
Bruun Rasmussen. Old Master Prints on April 13th: 60.00%
Bonhams. FINE BOOKS AND MANUSCRIPTS INCLUDING THE HIDDEN WARTIME MANUSCRIPT OF ALAN TURING on April 13th: 63.37%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Pictures and Prints on April 10th: 58.59%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 4/5 on April 12th: 96.05%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 4/5 on April 12th: 98.48%
Heritage Auctions. Animation Art on April 10th: 99.04%

For the week ahead 7 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Apr. 20th
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. American History - Online bidstart 4/9. 290 lots
Sothebys. New York. Sotheby's Designer Showhouse. 52 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Western Prospects: Discovering Americana & Numismatics (session 5). 589 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Old Master Prints. 9 lots

Tue. Apr. 21st
Bonhams. San Francisco. Prints and Multiples. 255 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Antiquarian and Collectors Books. 316 lots
Paige Auction. Portland. Magic of Collection - Prints, Ephemera. 87 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Western Prospects: Discovering Americana & Numismatics (session 6). 553 lots
Bonhams. New York. Space History. 145 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 102 lots

Wed. Apr. 22nd
Christies. London -South Kensington. Prints and Multiples. 305 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints. 55 lots
Ader. PARIS. Judaica. 36 lots

Thu. Apr. 23rd
Christies. New York. Prints and Multiples. 282 lots
Freemans. Philadelphia. Books, Maps and Manuscripts. 575 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 4/16. 361 lots
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Cape Town. Books - Internet Bidstart 4/16. 429 lots
Christies. London -South Kensington. Travel, Science and Natural History. 64 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Space Exploration - online bidstart 4/16. 334 lots
Rossini. Paris. Prints.

Fri. Apr. 24th
Romantic Agony Book and Print Auctions. Brussels. Books and Prints. 1251 lots
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. 75172 Pforzheim. Books, Autographs and Prints. 6420 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Photography and Prints. 141 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Prints and Editions. 146 lots

Sat. Apr. 25th
Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic Booksellers. Gahanna. Numismatic Books. 376 lots
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Property from the Oprah Winfrey Collection. 10 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Prints, Books. 33 lots

Sun. Apr. 26th
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints and Multiples. 60 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 4/19.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 4/19.

 

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

 

  • <b>Cowan’s Auctions: Fine Books, Including the Alan Culpin WWI Art Collection – Live Online Auction. Dec. 18, 2017</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> Unique Association Copy of Signed Limited Roosevelt, African Game Trails, Extra-Illustrated. $5,000 - 7,500
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> 24 Volumes Henry James in 1/2 Morocco - Alvin Langdon Coburn Frontis Illustrations. $3,000 - $5,000
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> French Surrealism by Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore, 1930 Limited Edition in Lovely Condition. $3,000 - $5,000
    <b>Cowan’s Auctions: Fine Books, Including the Alan Culpin WWI Art Collection – Live Online Auction. Dec. 18, 2017</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> Unique and Beautifully Written Manuscript of 650 Quarto Pages - Unpublished History of Belle-Isle-En-Mer, 1754. $3,000 - $5,000
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> William Beebe's Classic 4 Volume Work on "The Pheasants," Signed and Inscribed in 1919. $2,000 - $3,000
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> Three Volumes of Washington's War Era Letters Published in New York in 1796. $1,500 - $2,000
    <b>Cowan’s Auctions: Fine Books, Including the Alan Culpin WWI Art Collection – Live Online Auction. Dec. 18, 2017</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> 19th C. Vintage Album with 48 Sepia Toned Albumen Prints by Fratelli Alinari et. al.<br>$1,500 - $2,000
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> Report of Phipps' Voyage in 1773 In Search of a Passage to India Via the North Pole. $1,500 - $2,000
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> 17 Volumes of Wallace's American Trotting Register, 1874-1891. $1,500 - $2,500
    <b>Cowan’s Auctions: Fine Books, Including the Alan Culpin WWI Art Collection – Live Online Auction. Dec. 18, 2017</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> Rare First English Edition of Monardes, Joyfull Newes, 1577, Woodcut Illustrations.<br>$1,500 - $3,000
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> 6 Volume Shakespeare Presented to Virginia Congressman Involved in the "Trent Affair". $1,200 - $1,500
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> Classic Lothar Meggendorfer Movable Book Complete with 8 Chromolithograph Plates, Ca. 1890. $750 - $1,000
  • <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Charles Darwin on sexuality and the transmission of hereditary characteristics: Autograph Letter Signed to Lawson Tait. Down, 17 January [1877].
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> MILTON, JOHN. <i>Paradise Lost. A Poem written in ten books.</i> London: 1667. A very rare example with the contemporary binding untouched and with a 1667 title page.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Hamilton secures the ratification of the Constitution: <i>The Debates and Proceedings of the Convention of the State of New-York, assembled at Poughkeespsie, on the 17th June, 1788.</i>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> The social contract “Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains”: ROUSSEAU, JEAN-JACQUES. <i>Principes du Droit Politique [Du Contract Social]</i>. Amsterdam: Michel Rey, 1762
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> “The first English textbook on geometrical land-measurement and surveying”: BENESE, RICHARD. <i>This Boke Sheweth the Maner of Measurynge All Maner of Lande…</i>