• <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July 8: Rare Books & Manuscripts</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions July 8:</b><br> Walter Gibson's Complete Run of The Shadow. 48 bound volumes, 1931-44. $8,000-12,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions July 8:</b><br> Frederic Shoberl, The World in Miniature: Hindoostan. 6 volumes. $2,000-4,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions July 8:</b><br> A Rare Copy of the Earliest Chicago Newspaper to Report on the Great Fire of 1871. $6,000-8,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July 8: Rare Books & Manuscripts</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions July 8:</b><br> Broadside Proclamation by Mayor Roswell B. Mason for the Preservation of Good Order Following the Great Fire of 1871. Chicago. $4,000-6,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions July 8:</b><br> Peter Force Engraving of the Declaration of Independence. One page. Scarce and highly collectable. $15,000-20,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions July 8:</b><br> John Quincy Adams. The Jubilee of the Constitution. A Discourse. First edition. Inscribed. 1839. $3,000-5,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July 8: Rare Books & Manuscripts</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions July 8:</b><br> Cuban Revolution: Expedicion y Desembarco del “Granma.” Havana, ca. 1959. With portraits of the Castro brothers & Che Guevara. $150-250
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions July 8:</b><br> Osuna Ramos. A group of 28 photographs of the Mexican Revolution & aftermath in Mexico City, 1910-1920. 4½ x 6”. $400-600
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions July 8:</b><br> Charles Bukowski. Hot Water Music. First edition with original signed painting. 1983. $2,000-4,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July 8: Rare Books & Manuscripts</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions July 8:</b><br> Alan Ginsberg. Five Page Autographed Letter. Signed. February 10, 1971. $3,000-5,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions July 8:</b><br> Andy Warhol’s Children’s Book. Featuring 12 color illustrations. Signed 5 times. 1983. $5,000-7,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions July 8:</b><br> Albrecht Durer. The Martyrdom Saint John the Evangelist. Woodcut, 1511 edition. $1,000-2,000
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries: Inviting Quality Consignments</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 30:</b> Carte-de-visite album featuring a previously unrecorded image of Harriet Tubman, 1860s. Sold for $161,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7:</b> Hovhannes Amira Dadian, first world atlas in Armenian, Venice, 1849. Sold for $37,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 16:</b> T.E. Lawrence, <i>Seven Pillars of Wisdom</i>, privately printed edition, inscribed, London, 1926. Sold for $62,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries: Inviting Quality Consignments</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 14:</b> 22 large-format photographs from NASA missions, 1965-84. Sold for $43,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 21: </b> Charles M. Schulz, <i>Here Comes the Big Polar Bear</i>, pen & ink, 4-panel Peanuts comic strip, 1957. Sold for $12,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Elliott Erwitt, photograph of JFK & Eisenhower, signed by both, 1960. Sold for $32,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries: Inviting Quality Consignments</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9:</b> John Milton, <i>Paradise Lost</i>, first edition, London, 1668. Sold for $22,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 30:</b> Frederick Douglass, Autograph Letter Signed to George Alfred Townsend, Washington, 1880. Sold for $100,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Jan 26:</b> <i>Les Maîtres de l'Affiche</i>, 5 volumes, Paris, 1896-1900. Sold for $47,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries: Inviting Quality Consignments</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 16:</b> James Joyce, <i>Ulysses</i>, first edition, number 724 on handmade paper, Paris, 1922. Sold for $33,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9:</b> Single leaf of the Gutenberg Bible, Mainz, 1455, in a copy of Newton's <i>A Noble Fragment</i>. Sold for $52,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 27:</b> The Book of Mormon, first edition, Palmyra, NY, 1830. Sold for $52,500.
  • <b>Forum Auctions: Online Sale of Cricket Books and Works on Paper. Now through July 5, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, now thru Jul 5:</b> Wisden (John). <i>Cricketers' Almanack for 1896</i>, original cloth, 1896. £15,000 to 20,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, now thru Jul 5:</b> Wisden (John). <i>The Cricketers' Almanack for the year 1869</i>, excellent copy of the scarce sixth edition, 1869. £10,000 to 15,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, now thru Jul 5:</b> Wisden (John). <i>Cricketers' Almanack for 1916</i>, with tribute to W.G. Grace by Lord Harris, original cloth, 1916. £5,000 to 6,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Online Sale of Cricket Books and Works on Paper. Now through July 5, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, now thru Jul 5:</b> Lillywhite (Frederick) and Arthur Haygarth. <i>Cricket Scores and Biographies of Celebrated Cricketers</i>, vol. 1 - 16 [a complete run], 1862-2003. £750 to 1,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, now thru Jul 5:</b> Trumper (Victor). Postcard of Victor Trumper, signed by Trumper on image, 1905. £300 to 400
    <b>Forum Auctions, now thru Jul 5:</b> Crombie (Charles). <i>Laws of Cricket</i>, 1907; and 29 others. £150 to 200
  • <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Newton. <i>Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica</i>. London, 1687.
    <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Josephus. <i>De antiquitate Judaica.</i> Lubeck, 1475-76.
    <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Carlerius. <i>Sporta fragmentorum, Sportula fragmentorum</i>. Brussels, 1478-79.
    <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Fridolin. <i>Der Schatzbehalter</i>. Nuremberg, 1491.
    <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Pinder. <i>Der beschlossen gart des rosenkrantz marie</i>. Nuremberg, 1505.
    <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Isidorus Hispalensis. <i>Synonyma de Homine</i>. Nuremberg, 1470-71.
    <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Durer. Sammelband including <i>Underweysung der messing</i>. Nuremberg, 1525-29.

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>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s:<br>De la musique avant toute chose… June 28, 2017</b>
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Roland de Lassus. [Songs and madrigals]. Album gathering three collections of secular music for tenor. 15.000-20.000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Richard Wagner. <i>Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg.</i> Original edition corrected and annotated by Wagner. 60.000-80.000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Claude Debussy. <i>La Damoiselle élue</i>. Lyrical poem, after D.-G. Rossetti. Limited edition of 160 copies. 6.000-8.000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s:<br>De la musique avant toute chose… June 28, 2017</b>
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Stéphane Mallarmé. Handwritten notebook made by Geneviève Mallarmé. No place or date [circa 1910]. 10.000-15.000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Henri Sauguet. <i>Les Forains</i>. Ballet. Reduction for piano. Original edition. 20.000-30.000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Athanasius Kircher. <i>Musurgia Universalis sive Ars Magna Consoni et Dissoni in X. Libros digesta.</i> 1650. 30.000-40.000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s:<br>De la musique avant toute chose… June 28, 2017</b>
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> François Villon, & Clément Marot. <i>Les Œuvres de François Villon de Paris, Reviewed and gathered by Clement Marot.</i> 15.000-20.000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Rainer Maria Rilke. <i>Larenopfer</i> (Offrande aux dieux Lares). The second collection of Rainer Maria Rilke, containing ninety poems. 6.000-8.000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Paul Éluard. <i>Capitale de la douleur.</i> One of the most beautiful poetic collections from the first surrealist wave. 15.000-20.000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Pierre de Ronsard. <i>Les Amours</i> ... newly augmented by him, and commented by Marc Antoine de Muret. 40.000-60.000 €
  • <b>Sotheby’s London: English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations, including The Garrett Herman Collection: The Age of Darwin. July 11, 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul 11:</b> Austen, Jane. Autograph letter, written in the third person, to her niece Anna Austen (later Lefroy), 1812. £80,000 to 100,000
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul 11:</b> Smith, Adam. <i>An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations</i>. London: Printed for W. Strahan; And T. Cadell, 1776. £50,000 to 70,000
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul 11:</b> Darwin, Charles. <i>On the Origin of Species By Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life</i>. John Murray, 1859. £50,000 to 70,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London: English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations, including The Garrett Herman Collection: The Age of Darwin. July 11, 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul 11:</b> Dickens, Charles. Autograph draft manuscript of "Mrs Gamp with the Strolling Players,” 1847. £40,000 to 60,000
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul 11:</b> Shepard, E.H. Two drawings from <i>Winnie-The-Pooh</i> comprising “Why, what’s the matter?” and “He was taking the balloon out…” £40,000 to 60,000
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul 11:</b> Blake, William. <i>Illustrations of the Book of Job. Invented and Engraved by William Blake. Published as the Act Directs...By William Blake, 8 March 1825</i> [1826]. £20,000 to 30,000
  • <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…