• <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
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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>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

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>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>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 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.