• <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Autograph Letters Signed to The Librettist Salvadore Cammarano, written between 1844 And 1851, the greater part unpublished and unrecorded.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
  • <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…
  • <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.

Auction Update Review

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39 Auctions Archived, 23 Upcoming This Week

 For the week ended Saturday May 2nd 39 sales were archived to the RBH database; 17 denominated in euros, 4 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 17 in US dollars.  Turnover was $14,336,800 as 13,814 lots were offered and 9,531 sold for a 69% success rate.  To paraphrase Mae West, it was an up and down week.

4 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Sothebys. Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History on April 30th: $3,197,299
Swann Galleries. Old Master Through Modern Prints on April 29th: $3,168,880
Christies. Books and Manuscripts on April 27th: $1,298,784
Doyle New York. Prints and Multiples on April 28th: $1,008,116

The Arader Galleries Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys MANUSCRIPT FLORILEGIUM. on April 30th Actual price: USD $636,020.
  2. Bonhams Winter Sunrise, Sierra Nevada from Lone Pine, California on April 28th Actual price: USD $179,000.
  3. Sothebys SNOWY OWL, STRIX NYCTIA (PLATE CXXI) on April 30th Actual price: USD $163,625.
  4. Sothebys A MONOGRAPH OF TROCHILIDAE OR FAMILY OF HUMMING BIRDS. on April 30th Actual price: USD $144,375.
  5. Swann Galleries Yellow House, Lannion on April 29th Actual price: USD $125,000. ARader Auction Galleries
  6. Swann Galleries Ross Winans on April 29th Actual price: USD $118,750.
  7. Galerie Bassenge Widmungsexemplar für Malwida von Meysenbug Nietzsche, Friedrich. on April 17th Actual price: USD $117,720.
  8. Bonhams Maroon Bells, near Aspen Colorado on April 28th Actual price: USD $112,500.
  9. Sothebys THREE WATERCOLOURS OF THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE. on April 30th Actual price: USD $105,875.
  10. Swann Galleries Nocturne: Palaces on April 29th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  11. Sothebys MONUMENTI DELL'EGITTO E DELLA NUBIA. on April 30th Actual price: USD $96,250.
  12. Galerie Bassenge HANDSCHRIFTEN UND EINZELBLÄTTER Biblia latina vulgata. on April 16th Actual price: USD $94,176.
  13. Christies Astronomique discours, par Jaques Bassantin Escossois. on April 27th Actual price: USD $94,050.
  14. Christies In quattuor Aristotilis Metheororum libros Expositio. on April 27th Actual price: USD $94,050.
  15. Swann Galleries Christ Carrying the Cross: the Large Plate on April 29th Actual price: USD $93,750.
  16. Sothebys THE GRETE HERBALL THE GRETE HERBALL WHICH GEVETH PARFYT KNOWLEGE AND UNDERSTANDYNG OF ALL MANER OF HERBES... on April 30th Actual price: USD $86,625.
  17. Sothebys PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTOR EDWARDS, ST JULIAN HUGH (ATTRIBUTED TO), AND OTHERS? ALBUM OF 60 PHOTOGRAPHS OF AMOY AND VICINITY. on April 30th Actual price: USD $77,000.
  18. Sothebys A COLLECTION OF OVER 600 WATERCOLOUR DRAWINGS AND SKETCHES OF KENT CHURCHES, CASTLES, AND MONUMENTS, TOGETHER WITH 5 POCKET SKETCHBOOKS. on April 30th Actual price: USD $77,000.
  19. Sothebys THE BIRDS OF GREAT BRITAIN. on April 30th Actual price: USD $77,000.
  20. Sothebys CHINA. on April 30th Actual price: USD $73,150.
  21. Sothebys CORRECTED MANUSCRIPT OF "LES MEMOIRES DU GENERAL COMTE DE HARRSCH...COMMANDANT EN CHEF POUR LA MAJESTÉ IMPLE ET CATHOLE A FRIBOURG EN BRISGAU & C, ESCRITS DEPUIS SA NAISSANCE, IUSQU'EN M.DCC.XIII". on April 30th Actual price: USD $73,150.
  22. Bloomsbury Auctions Map of Singapore Town, shewing building allotments & registered numbers of crown leases on April 30th Actual price: USD $72,565.
  23. Christies Les Jeux de la poupée. Illustrés de textes par Paul Éluard. on April 27th Actual price: USD $63,690.
  24. Swann Galleries Woolworth Building (The Dance) on April 29th Actual price: USD $62,500.
  25. Sothebys A DESCRIPTIVE ALBUM OF PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE COUNTRY AND PEOPLE OF SARAWAK. on April 30th Actual price: USD $61,600.


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

Neret Minet and Tessier. Prints on April 22nd: 158.35%
Galerie Bassenge. Literature of the 17th - 19th Century on April 17th: 122.15%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Western Prospects: Discovering Americana & Numismatics (session 6) on April 21st: 121.87%
Doyle New York. Prints and Multiples on April 28th: 118.32%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Books and Works on Paper on April 30th: 102.29%

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

Bloomsbury Auctions. Interiors: Day 1 - Prints on April 28th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 4/19 on April 26th: 99.35%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 4/19 on April 26th: 97.25%
Neret Minet and Tessier. Prints on April 22nd: 94.74%
Clars Auction Gallery. Prints and Multiples on April 26th: 91.67%
Doyle New York. Prints and Multiples on April 28th: 90.29%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Property from the Oprah Winfrey Collection on April 25th: 90.00%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Western Prospects: Discovering Americana & Numismatics (session 2) on April 11th: 89.86%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Western Prospects: Discovering Americana & Numismatics (session 6) on April 21st: 86.62%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Western Prospects: Discovering Americana & Numismatics (session 4) on April 18th: 82.18%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Western Prospects: Discovering Americana & Numismatics (session 1) on April 10th: 80.67%

39 total sales reported this week:

Sothebys. Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History on April 30th: 69.77%
PIASA. Limited Editions on April 29th: 40.33%
ALDE. Binders, Books on April 29th: 70.03%
Artcurial. Sailing - Posters, ephemera on April 29th: 33.33%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 4/23 on April 30th: 77.67%
Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic Booksellers. Numismatic Books on April 25th: 31.12%
Doyle New York. Prints and Multiples on April 28th: 90.29%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Books and Works on Paper on April 30th: 70.88%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Interiors: Day 1 - Prints on April 28th: 100.00%
Swann Galleries. Old Master Through Modern Prints on April 29th: 71.74%
Bonhams. The World War II 70th Anniversary Sale on April 29th: 33.71%
Bonhams. Photographs on April 28th: 59.81%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on April 28th: 68.18%
Clars Auction Gallery. Prints and Multiples on April 26th: 91.67%
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Books - Internet Bidstart 4/16 on April 23rd: 45.22%
Romantic Agony Book and Print Auctions. Books and Prints on April 25th: 66.19%
Christies. Around the World on April 28th: 46.88%
Christies. Books and Manuscripts on April 27th: 59.70%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Property from the Oprah Winfrey Collection on April 25th: 90.00%
Neret Minet and Tessier. Militaria on April 24th: 65.43%
Neret Minet and Tessier. Prints on April 22nd: 94.74%
Auctionata. Prints and Editions on April 24th: 38.36%
Auctionata. Photography and Prints on April 24th: 36.88%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 4/19 on April 26th: 97.25%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 4/19 on April 26th: 99.35%
OSENAT. The Empire at Fontainebleau on April 12th: 62.77%
Morton Casa de Subastas. Books and Antiquarian Documents on April 23rd: 47.22%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Western Prospects: Discovering Americana & Numismatics (session 6) on April 21st: 86.62%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Western Prospects: Discovering Americana & Numismatics (session 5) on April 20th: 75.55%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Western Prospects: Discovering Americana & Numismatics (session 4) on April 18th: 82.18%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Western Prospects: Discovering Americana & Numismatics (session 3) on April 17th: 77.03%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Western Prospects: Discovering Americana & Numismatics (session 1) on April 10th: 80.67%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Western Prospects: Discovering Americana & Numismatics (session 2) on April 11th: 89.86%
Galerie Bassenge. Modern Literature on April 18th: 61.62%
Galerie Bassenge. Autographs on April 17th: 65.50%
Galerie Bassenge. Literature of the 17th - 19th Century on April 17th: 58.10%
Galerie Bassenge. Rare Prints on April 16th: 61.26%
Galerie Bassenge. Valuable Books on April 16th: 46.78%
ALDE. LIBRARY OF AMADEO DELAUNET Y ESNAOLA II on April 18th: 65.39%

For the week ahead 23 sales are scheduled:

Mon. May. 4th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Doodle for Hunger Illustration Art Auction Benefiting St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelter. 43 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Old Master Prints. 13 lots

Tue. May. 5th
Tajan. Paris. Photographs. 170 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Books. 206 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 90 lots

Wed. May. 6th
Heritage Auctions. Beverly Hills. Illustration Art. 519 lots
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . Old Books and Paper. 437 lots
Tajan. Paris. Rive Gauche. 27 lots
Lyon and Turnbull. Edinburgh. Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs. 357 lots

Thu. May. 7th
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 396 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Modernist Posters. 309 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 4/30. 267 lots
Rago Arts and Auctions. Lambertville. Fine Art and Post War Contemporary. 244 lots

Fri. May. 8th
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Lancaster. Rare and Used Books. 502 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Pictures and Prints. 109 lots

Sat. May. 9th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Americana, Political. 444 lots
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH. Berlin-Schoneberg. Rare Books, Prints and Photographs. 630 lots
Mid Hudson Auction Galleries. Cornwall-on-Hudson, . Seymour Stein Antique Advertisements. 899 lots
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . Estate Sale - Books and Prints. 62 lots

Sun. May. 10th
Mid Hudson Auction Galleries. Cornwall-on-Hudson, . Seymour Stein Collection: Part 3.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 1/115/3.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 5/3.

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>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
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