• <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 Unique and Beautifully Written Manuscript of 650 Quarto Pages - Unpublished History of Belle-Isle-En-Mer, 1754.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>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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  • <b>Bloomsbury Auctions: Books and Works on Paper, including Fine Photographs. December 14, 2017</b>
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Rowling (J.K.). Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, original fine black pen and ink manuscript book by the author J.K.Rowling, with 31pp of text and illustrations. £80,000 to £120,000
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Blaeu (Johannes). <i>Vierde Stuck der Aerdrycks-Beschryving, welck vervat Engelandt</i>, i.e. <i>Theatrum Orbis Terrarum</i>. vol 4, England & Wales. £10,500 to £12,500
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Miró (Joan). L'Homme au Balencier, etching, aquatint and carborundum, printed in colours on Japan paper, signed in pencil lower right. £4,000 to £6,000
    <b>Bloomsbury Auctions: Books and Works on Paper, including Fine Photographs. December 14, 2017</b>
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Steve McCurry (b.1950). Afghan Girl, 1984, pigment inkjet print, signed and numbered 48/250 in pencil on lower margin. £2,500 to £3,500
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Keough (Pat and Rosemarie). <i>Antarctica</i>, no 228 of 950 copies, signed by the authors, many colour illustrations, original dark grey morocco. £2,800 to £3,200
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Rowlandson (Thomas). Darby & Joan, the idyllically contended couple sit either side of a stove in a cosy domestic interior, ink and watercolour on wove paper. £1,000 to £1,500
    <b>Bloomsbury Auctions: Books and Works on Paper, including Fine Photographs. December 14, 2017</b>
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Procktor (Patrick). Tiny blue-eyed goldfish, watercolour, 310 x 460mm., signed in blue crayon, lower right, titled and inscribed Muscat Jan 19. £1,000 to £1,500
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Iouri Abramochkin (b.1936). Horsemen, Dagestan, 1968, Lambda print, printed later, signed, dated, editioned 1/8 and annotated in black ink verso. £800 to £1,200
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Ravilious (Eric).- Shakespeare (William). Twelfth NIght, or, What You Will, number 79 of 275 copies , wood-engraved title. £800 to £1,200
    <b>Bloomsbury Auctions: Books and Works on Paper, including Fine Photographs. December 14, 2017</b>
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Michelangelo.- Chastel (André). <i>The Vatican Frescoes of Michelangelo</i>, Photography by Takashi Okamura, 2 vol., one of 600 sets, colour plates. £500 to £700
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Wyndham (John). <i>The Day of the Triffids; The Kraken Wakes; The Chrysalids;</i> together with 8 other volumes. All first editions. £400 to £600
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946). Goats Along The Seine, 1894. Photogravure, printed 1990s by Dorothy Norman, one from an edition of 40 published by Aperture. £400 to £600

Auction Update Review

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23 Auctions Archived, 40 Auctions Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday 17 May 23 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Transaction database; 4 denominated in euros, 5 in British pounds, and 14 in US dollars.  Turnover was $11,993,199 as 6,136 lots were offered and 4,713 sold for a 77% success rate.

3 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

SothebysContemporary Art Day Auction - Prints on May 13th: $5,775,250 
Heritage AuctionsIllustration Art on May 7th: $2,301,796 
Swann GalleriesContemporary Art on May 12th: $1,213,276 

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

Dominic Winter Book AuctionsMOTORING LITERATURE, AUTOMOBILIA EARLY CYCLING, RAILWAYANA CLOCKS AND SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS on May 15th: 176.73% 

The Arader Galleries Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys A FIX'D INFLEXIBLE SORROW on May 13th Actual price: USD $514,000.
  2. Sothebys KIMIKO POWERS [TWO WORKS] on May 13th Actual price: USD $514,000.
  3. Sothebys SELF-PORTRAITS [TWELVE WORKS] on May 13th Actual price: USD $418,000.
  4. Sothebys UNTITLED (PROVENANCE) on May 13th Actual price: USD $394,000.
  5. Sothebys WARHOL/MARILYN (BLUE) on May 13th Actual price: USD $322,000. ARader Auction Galleries
  6. Sothebys FLOWERS on May 13th Actual price: USD $298,000.
  7. Sothebys SELF PORTRAITS IN DRAG [SIX WORKS] on May 13th Actual price: USD $274,000.
  8. Sothebys UNTITLED FILM STILL #24 on May 13th Actual price: USD $237,500.
  9. Sothebys PRIMA FACIE (FOURTH STATE): STRAINED AND ET CETERA on May 13th Actual price: USD $193,750.
  10. Sothebys STERN 16H 30M/-50° on May 13th Actual price: USD $187,500.
  11. Sothebys CORPSE AND MIRROR (ULAE 169) on May 13th Actual price: USD $187,500.
  12. Sothebys POSTER STUDY FOR "NINE DISCOURSES ON COMMODUS BY CY TWOMBLY AT LEO on May 13th Actual price: USD $187,500.
  13. Sothebys UNTITLED FILM STILL #28 on May 13th Actual price: USD $162,500.
  14. Heritage Auctions High and Shy, Brown & Bigelow calendar illustration, 1950 on May 7th Actual price: USD $161,000.
  15. Sothebys OLYMPIA on May 13th Actual price: USD $150,000.
  16. Sothebys MURDER MYSTERY on May 13th Actual price: USD $150,000.
  17. Sothebys R LICHTENSTEIN, MASTERPIECE 1962 on May 13th Actual price: USD $150,000.
  18. Sothebys UNTITLED FILM STILL #31 on May 13th Actual price: USD $137,500.
  19. Sothebys PUMA INVADER (POSITIVE) on May 13th Actual price: USD $137,500.
  20. Heritage Auctions Mirage, 1982 on May 7th Actual price: USD $131,000.
  21. Sothebys OHNE TITEL VII, UNTITLED VII on May 13th Actual price: USD $125,000.
  22. Sothebys PUMA INVADER (NEGATIVE) on May 13th Actual price: USD $125,000.
  23. Sothebys TAIPEI on May 13th Actual price: USD $106,250.
  24. Sothebys ANDY WARHOL. MARLON. 1963 on May 13th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  25. Heritage Auctions Future-Kill, 1984 on May 7th Actual price: USD $93,750.


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

Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 1/115/3 on May 10th: 99.63%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 5/3 on May 10th: 97.61%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 5/7 on May 14th: 91.89%
Heritage Auctions. Illustration Art on May 7th: 87.48%
Bruun Rasmussen. Old Master Prints on May 11th: 85.71%


23 total sales reported this week:

Dominic Winter Book Auctions. MOTORING LITERATURE, AUTOMOBILIA EARLY CYCLING, RAILWAYANA CLOCKS AND SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS on May 15th: 73.67%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps and Documents on May 13th: 76.43%
PBA Galleries. Rare Americana with California & the P.P.P.I E. - Travel & Exploration - Maps & Views on May 14th: 74.85%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Bibliophile on May 14th: 54.04%
Mid Hudson Auction Galleries. Seymour Stein Collection: Part 3 on May 10th: 64.85%
Bonhams. The Sporting Sale on May 13th: 72.06%
Sothebys. Contemporary Art Day Auction - Prints on May 13th: 61.29%
Tajan. Rive Gauche on May 6th: 29.63%
Tajan. Photographs on May 5th: 28.82%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 5/7 on May 14th: 91.89%
Heritage Auctions. Illustration Art on May 7th: 87.48%
Swann Galleries. Contemporary Art on May 12th: 75.86%
Alexander Historical Auctions. International Fine Arts - Prints on May 12th: 29.63%
Bruun Rasmussen. Modern and Contemporary Prints on May 12th: 77.46%
Bruun Rasmussen. Old Master Prints on May 11th: 85.71%
Bonhams. Post War and Contemporary - Prints on May 11th: 52.10%
Michaans Auctions. Estate Sale - Books and Prints on May 9th: 61.29%
Rago Arts and Auctions. Fine Art and Post War Contemporary on May 7th: 77.05%
Mid Hudson Auction Galleries. Seymour Stein Antique Advertisements on May 9th: 76.86%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Pictures and Prints on May 8th: 54.13%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 5/3 on May 10th: 97.61%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 1/115/3 on May 10th: 99.63%
Heritage Auctions. The Red Dot Auction Benefiting Chuck Jones Center for Creativity on May 1st: 76.92%


For the week ahead 40 sales are scheduled:

Mon. May. 18th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Americana, Political. 444 lots
Ketterer Kunst Doerling. Hamburg. Rare Books. 1023 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Old Master Prints. 8 lots
Dorotheum . Vienna. Globes. 12 lots

Tue. May. 19th
Bubb Kuyper. 2011 KM Haarlem. Books, Manuscripts and Graphic Arts. 5337 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Photographs, Autographs, Printed and Manuscript Ephemera. 221 lots
Ader. PARIS. Photographs. 391 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Maps and Atlases, Natural History and Color Plate Books. 351 lots
Artcurial. Paris. Limited Editions. 86 lots
Hauswedell and Nolte. Hamburg. Rare Books and Autographs. 779 lots
Audap and Mirabaud. PARIS. Weapons, Hunting, Militaria, Historical Memories. 22 lots
Bonhams. London. Scientific Instruments - Globes. 11 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 65 lots

Wed. May. 20th
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints. 58 lots
Tajan. Paris. Books.
Old World Auctions. Glen Allen. Antique Maps, Globes, Charts, Atlases & Vintage Graphics. 805 lots

Thu. May. 21st
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Important Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. 440 lots
PIASA. Paris. Russian and Soviet Photographs. 105 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Fine Photographs. 385 lots
Tajan. Paris. Prints. 298 lots
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Fine Prints. 304 lots
Dorotheum . Vienna. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 210 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Photography, Prints and Editions. 120 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 5/14. 217 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Graphic Art and Photography. 151 lots
Rossini. Paris. Prints. 120 lots
Woolley and Wallis. Salisbury. Asian Art II - Prints. 12 lots

Fri. May. 22nd
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. Jean Patou fashion, bibliophile and collector: Manuscripts Lafayette and America. 255 lots
Christies. London - King Street. 20/21 PHOTOGRAPHS: PHOTOGRAPHS SELECTED BY JAMES DANZIGER. 103 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Space Exploration. 402 lots
ALDE. Paris. First Editions of the 19th and 20th Century. 260 lots
Hauff and Auvermann. Berlin-Wilmersdorf. Books, autographs, avant-garde and posters. 1116 lots

Sat. May. 23rd
Sothebys. London. Photographs. 139 lots
Artcurial. Paris. Comic Strips. 373 lots
Hauff and Auvermann. Berlin-Wilmersdorf. Modern and contemporary art. Paintings, prints, sculptures.. 371 lots
ALDE. Paris. First Editions of the 19th and 20th Century. 157 lots
Artcurial. Paris. the Universe of the Creator of TinTin. 415 lots

Sun. May. 24th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 5/17.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 5/17.
Northeast Auctions. Portsmouth. Memorial Day Weekend Auction. 78 lots

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>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>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>