• <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 Early Unpublished Darwin letter on the races of man.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.
  • <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>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

Auction Update Review

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25 Auctions Archived, 20 Sales upcoming this week

For the week ended Saturday May 9th 25 auctions were archived to the RBH database, 7 in euros, 2 in British pounds, and 16 in US dollars.  Turnover was $12,463,372 as 8,089 lots were offered and 6,022 sold for a 74% success rate.

2 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

SothebysPrints on May 2nd: $7,073,250 
RR AuctionSpace Exploration - online bidstart 4/16 on April 23rd: $1,048,435 

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

Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersFine Auction - Books on April 25th: 179.48% 
ChristiesEUROPEAN NOBLE & PRIVATE COLLECTIONS - Books and Prints on April 30th: 127.71% 
Lyon and TurnbullRare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs on May 6th: 126.50% 
Bruun RasmussenBooks on May 5th: 126.50% 
RossiniAutographs and Photographs on April 28th: 118.20% 

The Arader Galleries Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys TEN PORTRAITS OF JEWS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY (F. & S. II.226-235) on May 2nd Actual price: USD $200,000.
  2. Sothebys REFLECTIONS ON CRASH (C. 239) on May 2nd Actual price: USD $175,000.
  3. Sothebys HIGH GREEN VERSION I on May 2nd Actual price: USD $162,500.
  4. Sothebys SUPERMAN (F. & S. II.260) on May 2nd Actual price: USD $137,500.
  5. Sothebys QUEEN ELIZABETH II OF THE UNITED KINGDOM (F & S II.336A) on May 2nd Actual price: USD $137,500. ARader Auction Galleries
  6. Sothebys $ (9) (F. & S. II.285) on May 2nd Actual price: USD $125,000.
  7. Sothebys DOUBLE GREY SCRAMBLE (AXSOM 93) on May 2nd Actual price: USD $112,500.
  8. Sothebys EVA MUDOCCI (AFTER MUNCH) (F. & S. IIIA.59[B]) on May 2nd Actual price: USD $112,500.
  9. Sothebys NUDE READING (C. 288) on May 2nd Actual price: USD $112,500.
  10. Sothebys $ (QUADRANT) (F. & S. II.283) on May 2nd Actual price: USD $106,250.
  11. Sothebys DETAILS OF RENAISSANCE PAINTINGS (SANDRO BOTTICELLI, BIRTH OF VENUS, 1482) (F. & S. IIB.316) on May 2nd Actual price: USD $100,000.
  12. Sothebys SHOES (F. & S. II.253) on May 2nd Actual price: USD $93,750.
  13. Sothebys FREEFALL (HARRISON 233) on May 2nd Actual price: USD $93,750.
  14. Sothebys $ (QUADRANT) (F. & S. II.283) on May 2nd Actual price: USD $93,750.
  15. Sothebys LE DÉJEUNER SUR L'HERBE, D'APRÈS MANET. II (B. 1027; BA. 1287; P.P. L-106) on May 2nd Actual price: USD $93,750.
  16. Sothebys GRACE KELLY (F. & S. II.305) on May 2nd Actual price: USD $81,250.
  17. Sothebys MOULIN ROUGE - LA GOULUE (D. 339; ADR. 1.II; W. P1.A) on May 2nd Actual price: USD $81,250.
  18. Christies NATURAL AND POLITICAL OBSERVATIONS MENTIONED IN A FOLLOWING INDEX AND MADE UPON THE BILLS OF MORTALITY...WITH REFERENCE TO THE GOVERNMENT, RELIGION, TRADE, GROWTH, AYRE, DISEASES, AND THE SEVERAL CHANGES OF THE SAID CITY. on April 30th Actual price: USD $80,850.
  19. Sothebys LOVE (F. & S. II.310-312) on May 2nd Actual price: USD $77,500.
  20. Lyon and Turnbull Book of Hours - in Netherlandish, use of Utrecht, second half of the fifteenth century on May 6th Actual price: USD $76,000.
  21. Sothebys SIBERIAN TIGER (F. & S. II.297) on May 2nd Actual price: USD $75,000.
  22. Sothebys DETAILS OF RENAISSANCE PAINTINGS (SANDRO BOTTICELLI, BIRTH OF VENUS, 1492) (F. & S. II.318) on May 2nd Actual price: USD $75,000.
  23. Sothebys SANCTUM on May 2nd Actual price: USD $75,000.
  24. Sothebys ÉQUINOXE (D. 428) on May 2nd Actual price: USD $75,000.
  25. Sothebys MAO (F. & S. II.97) on May 2nd Actual price: USD $68,750.



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

Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Fine Auction - Books on April 25th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Doodle for Hunger Illustration Art Auction Benefiting St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelter on May 4th: 100.00%
Christies. EUROPEAN NOBLE & PRIVATE COLLECTIONS - Books and Prints on April 30th: 100.00%
National Book Auctions. Books, Art and Ephemera - Hollywood, Carreno, Steinbeck, etc on May 3rd: 99.80%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 4/26 on May 3rd: 99.45%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 4/26 on May 3rd: 99.39%
Bruun Rasmussen. Books on May 5th: 90.29%
Bruun Rasmussen. Modern and Contemporary Prints on May 5th: 85.56%
Lyon and Turnbull. Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs on May 6th: 83.19%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 4/30 on May 7th: 82.02%


25 total sales reported this week:

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Fine Books and Manuscripts on May 7th: 76.52%
Swann Galleries. Modernist Posters on May 7th: 63.11%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 4/30 on May 7th: 82.02%
Nosbüsch & Stucke. Books on May 2nd: 54.02%
Christies. EUROPEAN NOBLE & PRIVATE COLLECTIONS - Books and Prints on April 30th: 100.00%
Lyon and Turnbull. Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs on May 6th: 83.19%
Rossini. Prints on April 28th: 52.50%
Rossini. Autographs and Photographs on April 28th: 75.00%
Heritage Auctions. Doodle for Hunger Illustration Art Auction Benefiting St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelter on May 4th: 100.00%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Fine Auction - Books on April 25th: 100.00%
Bruun Rasmussen. Books on May 5th: 90.29%
Bruun Rasmussen. Modern and Contemporary Prints on May 5th: 85.56%
Mid Hudson Auction Galleries. Fine Art, Antiques, Collectibles: Prints, Documents, Manuscripts on April 25th: 70.55%
Mid Hudson Auction Galleries. Seymour Stein Collection: Part 1 on May 2nd: 71.43%
Bruun Rasmussen. Old Master Prints on May 4th: 76.92%
RR Auction. Space Exploration - online bidstart 4/16 on April 23rd: 77.84%
National Book Auctions. Books, Art and Ephemera - Hollywood, Carreno, Steinbeck, etc on May 3rd: 99.80%
Eldreds. Asian Arts at Auction on May 2nd: 50.00%
Sothebys. Prints on May 2nd: 79.22%
Auctionata. Theme Auction: Icons on April 29th: 17.86%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 4/26 on May 3rd: 99.39%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 4/26 on May 3rd: 99.45%
Heritage Auctions. Photographs on May 3rd: 73.73%
PBA Galleries. Art and Art Reference - Fine Books in All Fields on April 30th: 66.18%
Romantic Agony Book and Print Auctions. Books and Prints on April 25th: 64.70%


For the week ahead 20 sales are scheduled:

Mon. May. 11th
Bonhams. New York. Post War and Contemporary - Prints. 119 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Old Master Prints. 7 lots

Tue. May. 12th
Burgersdijk and Niermans. Leiden. Books. 1371 lots
Alexander Historical Auctions. Chesapeake City. International Fine Arts - Prints. 54 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 71 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Contemporary Art. 319 lots

Wed. May. 13th
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . Old Books and Paper.
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Documents. 560 lots
ALDE. Paris. Antiquarian and 19th Century Books. 220 lots
Bonhams. Edinburgh. The Sporting Sale. 68 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs & Artifacts. 968 lots
Sothebys. New York. Contemporary Art Day Auction - Prints. 62 lots

Thu. May. 14th
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Bibliophile. 359 lots
Bolaffi Ambassador Auctions. Milan. Books on Food. 679 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. MOTORING LITERATURE, AUTOMOBILIA EARLY CYCLING, RAILWAYANA CLOCKS AND SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS. 376 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Americana with California & the P.P.P.I E. - Travel & Exploration - Maps & Views. 326 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 5/7. 296 lots

Sat. May. 16th
Skinner. Boston. Asian Works of Art - Prints, Manuscripts, Catalogues. 32 lots

Sun. May. 17th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 5/10.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 5/10.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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
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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>ALDE: Highlights from the Maurice Burrus Collection. October 17, 2017</b>
    <b>Alde, Oct. 17:</b> BIBLE, LATIN. VOL. I ONLY (Genesis-Psalms). [Strassburg: Johann Mentelin, not after 1460].<br>Est: 450 000 / 600 000 €
    <b>Alde, Oct. 17:</b> MISSAL for the use of SALZBURG. Illuminated manuscript on vellum, Augsburg or Salzburg, c 1480. 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