• <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>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.
  • <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>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

Auction Update Review

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28 Auctions Reported, 29 Upcoming this Week

 For the week ended Saturday April 25th 28 auctions were archived to the RBH database; 6 in euros, 4 in British pounds and 18 in US dollars.  Turnover $17,823,240 as 6,825 lots were offered and 5,346 sold for a 78% success rate.  It was another strong week.

4 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Christies. Prints and Multiples on April 24th: $8,346,875
Arader Galleries. Age of European and American Exploration on April 18th: $2,426,982
Bonhams. Prints and Multiples on April 21st: $2,021,687
Christies. Prints and Multiples on April 22nd: $1,095,531

The Arader Galleries Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Christies Andy Mouse on April 24th Actual price: USD $629,000.
  2. Christies Endangered Species on April 24th Actual price: USD $557,000.
  3. Christies Ads the complete set of ten screenprints on April 24th Actual price: USD $449,000.
  4. Arader Galleries Geographie opus nouissima traductione e Grecorum on April 18th Actual price: USD $329,400.
  5. Arader Galleries Portrait of Abraham Ortelius on April 18th Actual price: USD $305,000. ARader Auction Galleries
  6. Christies Cowboys and Indians on April 24th Actual price: USD $281,000.
  7. Arader Galleries Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. Antwerp: Officina Plantiniana, on April 18th Actual price: USD $213,500.
  8. Arader Galleries Snowy Owl, Plate 121 on April 18th Actual price: USD $198,250.
  9. Christies Superman, from Myths on April 24th Actual price: USD $197,000.
  10. Christies House Tops on April 24th Actual price: USD $197,000.
  11. Christies Reflections on Crash, from Reflections on April 24th Actual price: USD $155,000.
  12. Christies Nature morte sous la Lampe on April 24th Actual price: USD $149,000.
  13. Christies An English 15-inch Armillary Sphere on April 23rd Actual price: USD $121,555.
  14. Christies Pay Attention on April 24th Actual price: USD $118,750.
  15. Christies Twelve Maquettes of Stained Glass Windows for Jerusalem on April 24th Actual price: USD $118,750.
  16. Bonhams Bull Profile Series 6 on April 21st Actual price: USD $112,500.
  17. Arader Galleries Grosser Atlas uber die gantze Welt. on April 18th Actual price: USD $109,800.
  18. Bonhams Growing Series I-V 5 on April 21st Actual price: USD $108,750.
  19. Christies Moonwalk: one plate on April 24th Actual price: USD $106,250.
  20. Christies L'homme à la fraise on April 24th Actual price: USD $106,250.
  21. Christies The Cat Boat on April 24th Actual price: USD $106,250.
  22. Arader Galleries Atlas Minor, Sive Geographia Compendiosa Qua Orbis ... on April 18th Actual price: USD $103,700.
  23. Christies Ten Landscapes on April 24th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  24. Christies Jacqueline on April 24th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  25. Christies Le Repas Frugal, from La Suite des Saltimbanques on April 24th Actual price: USD $100,000.


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

Alaska Auction. April 18th Auction - Prints, Ephemera on April 18th: 1383.29%
Ader. Judaica on April 22nd: 184.09%
Beaussant Lefevre. Works of Art - Prints on April 17th: 178.57%
ALDE. LIBRARY OF AMADEO DELAUNET Y ESNAOLA I on April 17th: 106.65%


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

Aspire Auctions. Printed Art - Internet bidstart 4/10 on April 18th: 100.00%
Alaska Auction. April 18th Auction - Prints, Ephemera on April 18th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 4/12 on April 19th: 99.58%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 4/12 on April 19th: 97.72%
Ader. Judaica on April 22nd: 91.67%
Freemans. Books, Maps and Manuscripts on April 23rd: 90.43%
Paige Auction. Magic of Collection - Prints, Ephemera on April 21st: 87.36%
Arader Galleries. Age of European and American Exploration on April 18th: 87.10%
Cowans Auctions. American History - Online bidstart 4/9 on April 20th: 86.21%
Beaussant Lefevre. Works of Art - Prints on April 17th: 85.71%
Tooveys. Antiquarian and Collectors Books on April 21st: 83.86%
Bruun Rasmussen. Modern and Contemporary Prints on April 21st: 83.33%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 4/16 on April 23rd: 81.44%
Christies. Prints and Multiples on April 24th: 80.85%


28 total sales reported this week:

Christies. Travel, Science and Natural History on April 23rd: 59.38%
Christies. Prints and Multiples on April 24th: 80.85%
Galerie Bassenge. Geography on April 15th: 56.01%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 4/16 on April 23rd: 81.44%
Freemans. Books, Maps and Manuscripts on April 23rd: 90.43%
ALDE. LIBRARY OF AMADEO DELAUNET Y ESNAOLA I on April 17th: 71.07%
Ader. Judaica on April 22nd: 91.67%
Alaska Auction. April 18th Auction - Prints, Ephemera on April 18th: 100.00%
Aspire Auctions. Printed Art - Internet bidstart 4/10 on April 18th: 100.00%
Paige Auction. Magic of Collection - Prints, Ephemera on April 21st: 87.36%
Tooveys. Prints on April 22nd: 76.36%
Tooveys. Antiquarian and Collectors Books on April 21st: 83.86%
Arader Galleries. Age of European and American Exploration on April 18th: 87.10%
Cowans Auctions. American History - Online bidstart 4/9 on April 20th: 86.21%
Christies. Prints and Multiples on April 22nd: 69.84%
Bruun Rasmussen. Modern and Contemporary Prints on April 21st: 83.33%
Bruun Rasmussen. Old Master Prints on April 20th: 77.78%
RR Auction. Fine Autographs and Artifacts - bidstart 3/22 on April 15th: 58.56%
Bonhams. Space History on April 21st: 46.21%
Bonhams. Prints and Multiples on April 21st: 78.04%
Sothebys. Sotheby's Designer Showhouse on April 20th: 53.85%
Beaussant Lefevre. Works of Art - Prints on April 17th: 85.71%
Neal Auction Company. Spring Estates Auction Day 3 on April 19th: 60.38%
Neal Auction Company. Spring Estates Auction Day 2 on April 18th: 70.97%
Neal Auction Company. Spring Estates Auction Day 1 on April 17th: 66.67%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 4/12 on April 19th: 97.72%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 4/12 on April 19th: 99.58%
Heritage Auctions. Entertainment and Music Auction on April 19th: 76.01%


For the week ahead 29 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Apr. 27th
Christies. Paris. Books and Manuscripts. 201 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 88 lots

Tue. Apr. 28th
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Interiors: Day 1 - Prints. 4 lots
Doyle New York. New York. Prints and Multiples. 206 lots
Rossini. Paris. Autographs and Photographs. 24 lots
Bonhams. New York. Photographs. 107 lots
Sheppards Irish Auction House. Durrow. Prints. 20 lots
Christies. London -South Kensington. Around the World. 32 lots
Rossini. Paris. Prints. 120 lots

Wed. Apr. 29th
Bonhams. New York. The World War II 70th Anniversary Sale. 175 lots
PIASA. Paris. Limited Editions. 181 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Old Master Through Modern Prints. 605 lots
ALDE. Paris. Binders, Books. 357 lots
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Antiquarian and Modern Books. 324 lots
Auctionata. New York. Theme Auction: Icons. 84 lots
Artcurial. Paris. Sailing - Posters, ephemera. 57 lots

Thu. Apr. 30th
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Books and Works on Paper. 285 lots
Sothebys. London. Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History. 258 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 4/23. 318 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Art and Art Reference - Fine Books in All Fields. 102 lots

Fri. May. 1st
Sothebys. New York. Prints. 307 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Asian Arts at Auction. 24 lots
Heritage Auctions. Beverly Hills. The Red Dot Auction Benefiting Chuck Jones Center for Creativity. 208 lots

Sat. May. 2nd
Nosbüsch & Stucke. Berlin. Books. 1231 lots
Knotty Pine Auction Service. West Swanzey. Antique and Estate Book Sale - Session 2: Books. 309 lots
Mid Hudson Auction Galleries. Cornwall-on-Hudson, . Seymour Stein Collection: Part 1. 14 lots

Sun. May. 3rd
Heritage Auctions. New York. Photographs. 217 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 4/26.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 4/26.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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>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