• <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Autograph Letters Signed to The Librettist Salvadore Cammarano, written between 1844 And 1851, the greater part unpublished and unrecorded.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>Announcing a new Books for Sale platform hosted by Biblio!</b>
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  • <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>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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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>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> Saint-Exupéry. <i>25 Autograph Illustrated Letters to his Friend Charles Sallès</i>. Est. €30,000-50,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, Oct. 30:</b> French Revolution, 1793. Déclaration des droits de l’Homme. 2,55 x 1,30m. A monumental wallpaper 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. <i>Vedute di Roma</i>, 1748-1775. 107 etchings. An exceptional copy, printed and bound before 1780. Est. €50,000 - 80,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, Oct. 30:</b> Picasso, Pablo -- Fernando de Rojas. LA CÉLESTINE. [PARIS, EDITIONS DE L'ATELIER CROMMELYNCK, 1971.] One of the 30 copies hors commerce (n° X). 66 original etchings by Picasso. Signed. Est. €30,000 - €35,000
  • <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>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…