• <b>Christie’s Paris, Nov. 28:</b> Seba, Albertus. <i>Locupletissimi rerum naturalium thesauri.</i> Amsterdam: J. Wetsten, 1734[-1769]. €350,000–550,000
    <b>Christie’s Paris, Nov. 28:</b> Janssonius, Joannes. <i>Novus Atlas Absolutissimus</i>. Amsterdam: J Jansson, 1658 [after 1664]. €250,000–450,000
    <b>Christie’s Paris, Nov. 28:</b> Goya, Francisco de. <i>[La Tauromaquia.] Treinta y tres estampas, que representan diferentes suertes y actitudes del arte de lidiar los Toros</i>. Madrid: [Rafael Esteve, 1816]. €150,000–250,000
    <b>Christie’s Online, Nov. 29 – Dec. 06:</b> Einstein, Albert. <i>On residual rays – and guilt about an old girlfriend</i>. Prague, 26 December 1911. US$10,000–15,000
    <b>Christie’s Online, Nov. 29 – Dec. 06:</b> Einstein, Albert. <i>‘What is logically simple is so difficult mathematically'</i>. Princeton, 16 August 1949. US$20,000–30,000
    <b>Christie’s New York, Dec. 5:</b> Yorktown Campaign manuscript map. ‘No 1 Carte générale de l’Isle de New York et des Environs...No 2. Reconnoissance Geometrique…’ n.p., c. 1781–1782. US$150,000–200,000
    <b>Christie’s New York, Dec. 5:</b> Le Hay, Jacques and Ferriol, Charles de (1637–1722). <i>Recueil de cent estampes représentant differentes nations du Levant</i>. Paris: Le Hay and Duchange, 1714. US$30,000–40,000
    <b>Christie’s New York, Dec. 7:</b> Cresswell, Samuel Gurney. <i>A Series of Eight Sketches … of the Voyage of the H.M.S. Investigator during the Discovery of the North-west Passage</i>. London: 1854. US$30,000–40,000.
    <b>Christie’s New York, Dec. 7:</b> Veer, Gerrit de. <i>Diarium nauticum seu vera descriptio trium navigationum admirandarum</i>. Amsterdam: Cornelius [Claesz], 1598. US$25,000–35,000
  • <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>ALDE - Modern Illustrated Books - Original Drawings. 22 November 2017</b>
    <b>ALDE, Nov. 22:</b> DEGAS (Edgar). Danseuses au repos. Charcoal drawing. 30,000€ to 40,000€
    <b>ALDE, Nov. 22:</b> ERNST (Max). Une Semaine de bonté ou Les Sept éléments capitaux. Deuxième cahier. L'Eau. 1934. With an original collage signed by Max Ernst. 15,000€ to 20,000€
    <b>ALDE, Nov. 22:</b> BALZAC (Honoré de). Le Chef-d’œuvre inconnu. 1931. Illustrated edition by Pablo Picasso of 12 original etchings. 20,000€ to 30,000€
    <b>ALDE, Nov. 22:</b> GIACOMETTI (Alberto). Paris sans fin. 1969. Last illustrated book of Giacometti. 15,000€ to 20,000€
  • <b>19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy!</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Walt Whitman. Poetical manuscript from <i>Leaves of Grass</i> (1865)
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> (Daniel Boone.) Filson. <i>The Discovery ... of Kentucke</i> (1784)
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Edgar A. Poe. <i>Tales</i> (1845) original cloth
    <b>19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy!</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Emerson. Autograph letter signed on his philosophy of poetry (1841)
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Fitzgerald. <i>This Side of Paradise</i> (1920) presentation copy

Auction Update Review

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28 Auctions Archived, 27 Sales Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday 24 May 28 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Transaction database; 14 denominated in euros, 5 in British pounds, and 9 in US dollars.  Turnover was $12,316,537.58 as 17,580 lots were offered and 11,152 sold for a 63.44% success rate.

2 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Bloomsbury AuctionsImportant Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper on May 21st: $1,545,963 
Swann GalleriesFine Photographs on May 21st: $1,407,119 

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

Burgersdijk and NiermansBooks on May 13th: 189.32% 
TooveysPhotographs, Autographs, Printed and Manuscript Ephemera on May 19th: 116.71% 
FerratonBooks and Prints, Part I on May 8th: 113.79% 
Dorotheum Modern and Contemporary Prints on May 21st: 110.02% 
ArtcurialLimited Editions on May 19th: 107.18% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsImportant Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper on May 21st: 105.03% 

The Arader Galleries Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Bloomsbury Auctions Rights of Man: Being an Answer to Mr. Burke's Attack on the French Revolution, on May 21st Actual price: USD $253,084.
  2. Swann Galleries The North American Indian. on May 21st Actual price: USD $233,000.
  3. Christies Three young farmers on their way to a dance, Westerland, 1914 on May 22nd Actual price: USD $164,065.
  4. Swann Galleries De Zee-Atlas Ofte Water-Waereld Vertoonende all de Zee-Kusten Van het bekende Deel des Aerd-Bodems, Met een generale beschrijvinge van dien. Seer dienstigh vooralle Schippers en Stuurlieden; mitsgaders Koop-lieden om op't Kantoor gebruykt te werden Nieuwe on May 19th Actual price: USD $125,000. ARader Auction Galleries
  5. ALDE [Rarissime paire de globes de parquet] Globe terrestre et globe céleste. on May 13th Actual price: USD $117,510.
  6. ALDE [X01] Histoire naturelle des oiseaux. on May 13th Actual price: USD $109,312.
  7. Swann Galleries The Grand Tetons and the Snake River. on May 21st Actual price: USD $81,250.
  8. Swann Galleries De Zee-Atlas / Ofte Water-Wereld, Waer in vertoont warden alle de Zee-Kusten Van het bekende des Aerd-Bodems. on May 19th Actual price: USD $81,250.
  9. Artcurial MIROIR DE LA TAUROMACHIE on May 19th Actual price: USD $79,632.
  10. Christies Brig on the Water, 1856 on May 22nd Actual price: USD $78,500.
  11. Swann Galleries A remarkable set of 50 platinum prints from the Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition, most featuring portraits of the leaders and members of the Native American delegations that attended the Exposition, including Geronimo; some depicting outdoor on May 21st Actual price: USD $71,500.
  12. Swann Galleries Extremely rare and important separately-issued engraved view of Honolulu, printed on the island at the famous Lahainaluna Seminary press. on May 19th Actual price: USD $70,000.
  13. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers Traffic Control, 1936 on May 21st Actual price: USD $60,000.
  14. Artcurial MICK JAGGER on May 19th Actual price: USD $58,262.
  15. Christies Lightness of Being, 2008 on May 22nd Actual price: USD $54,950.
  16. Artcurial LAND'S END on May 19th Actual price: USD $54,790.
  17. Bloomsbury Auctions The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York, Mariner [&] The Farther Adventures of Robinson Crusoe [&] Serious Reflections During the Life and Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, on May 21st Actual price: USD $48,670.
  18. Swann Galleries Portrait of Elephant in Dust, Amboseli (from "Across the Ravaged Land, Part I"). on May 21st Actual price: USD $46,800.
  19. Bloomsbury Auctions Sense and Sensibility: A Novel, on May 21st Actual price: USD $46,723.
  20. Artcurial ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE on May 19th Actual price: USD $45,069.
  21. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers Le pitre rose, 1974 on May 21st Actual price: USD $45,000.
  22. Dorotheum Ohne Titel on May 21st Actual price: USD $42,000.
  23. Artcurial ETUDE POUR UN PORTRAIT DU PAPE INNOCENT X D'APRES VELASQUEZ on May 19th Actual price: USD $40,768.
  24. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers Mick Jagger, 1975 on May 21st Actual price: USD $40,000.
  25. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers Flowers III, 1970 on May 21st Actual price: USD $40,000.


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

Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 5/10 on May 17th: 99.84%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 5/10 on May 17th: 97.33%
Tooveys. Photographs, Autographs, Printed and Manuscript Ephemera on May 19th: 96.38%
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Rare and Used Books on May 8th: 93.43%
Heritage Auctions. Americana, Political on May 18th: 90.77%
Burgersdijk and Niermans. Books on May 13th: 88.77%
Swann Galleries. Maps and Atlases, Natural History and Color Plate Books on May 19th: 84.33%
Skinner. Asian Works of Art - Prints, Manuscripts, Catalogues on May 16th: 81.25%
Ferraton. Books and Prints, Part I on May 8th: 80.41%


28 total sales reported this week:

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Fine Prints on May 21st: 74.34%
Dorotheum . Modern and Contemporary Prints on May 21st: 69.52%
Christies. 20/21 PHOTOGRAPHS: PHOTOGRAPHS SELECTED BY JAMES DANZIGER on May 22nd: 59.22%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Important Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper on May 21st: 76.82%
Swann Galleries. Fine Photographs on May 21st: 65.19%
Tajan. Prints on May 21st: 52.68%
Artcurial. Limited Editions on May 19th: 73.26%
Ader. Photographs on May 19th: 51.41%
Tooveys. Prints on May 20th: 70.69%
Tooveys. Photographs, Autographs, Printed and Manuscript Ephemera on May 19th: 96.38%
Swann Galleries. Maps and Atlases, Natural History and Color Plate Books on May 19th: 84.33%
Aguttes. Old Books and Paper on May 6th: 66.13%
Heritage Auctions. Americana, Political on May 18th: 90.77%
RR Auction. Fine Autographs & Artifacts on May 13th: 58.99%
Burgersdijk and Niermans. Books on May 13th: 88.77%
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. Books, Autographs and Prints on April 25th: 44.88%
Dorotheum . Globes on May 18th: 66.67%
Bonhams. Scientific Instruments - Globes on May 19th: 63.64%
Bruun Rasmussen. Modern and Contemporary Prints on May 19th: 73.85%
Bruun Rasmussen. Old Master Prints on May 18th: 62.50%
Skinner. Asian Works of Art - Prints, Manuscripts, Catalogues on May 16th: 81.25%
Bolaffi Ambassador Auctions. Books on Food on May 14th: 67.45%
ALDE. Antiquarian and 19th Century Books on May 13th: 66.36%
Ferraton. Books and Prints, Part I on May 8th: 80.41%
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Rare and Used Books on May 8th: 93.43%
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH. Rare Books, Prints and Photographs on May 9th: 45.63%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 5/10 on May 17th: 97.33%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 5/10 on May 17th: 99.84%


For the week ahead 27 sales are scheduled:

Mon. May. 25th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 73 lots

Tue. May. 26th
Adams Amsterdam Auctions. Amsterdam. Art of the XXth Century. 213 lots

Wed. May. 27th
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Books and Manuscripts. 437 lots
Christies. London - King Street. THE JOEL SPITZ COLLECTION OF ENGLISH COLOUR-PLATE BOOKS. 199 lots
Gonnelli Casa DAste. Firenze. Manuscripts, Incunabula and Books. 270 lots
Auctionata. New York. American and European Art. 84 lots

Thu. May. 28th
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . 15th -19th Century Prints. 828 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics. 1737 lots
Sothebys. London. Music, Continental and Russian Books and Manuscripts. 315 lots
Ader. PARIS. Prints. 299 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Books and Manuscripts. 289 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 5/21. 271 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books and Ephemera - Day 1. 709 lots

Fri. May. 29th
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Books. 304 lots
Skinner. Boston. Americana and European Prints and Photography. 109 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books and Ephemera - Day 2. 366 lots
ALDE. Paris. Letters and Autograph Manuscripts. 415 lots
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Comic Strips. 476 lots
Ader. PARIS. Prints. 289 lots

Sat. May. 30th
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints and Photographs. 124 lots
Aspire Auctions. Cleveland. Printed Art - Internet bidstart 5/22. 10 lots
Audap and Mirabaud. PARIS. Sport. 138 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Modern Art Part II - Prints. 374 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Modern Art Part I - Prints. 180 lots

Sun. May. 31st
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 5/24.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 5/24.
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Fine Art and Antiques - Books, Prints - Day 2. 93 lots

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  • <b>Fonsie Mealy: Rare Books, Literature, Manuscripts. December 5, 2017</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 5:</b> With Fine Contemporary Hand-Coloured Folding Maps Atlas: MOLL (Hermann). <i>The World Described</i>. 15,000 to 20,000 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 5:</b> The Holy Grail of Early Photographic Illustrated Irish Books: HEMPHILL (William Despard). <i>Stereoscopic Illustrations of Clonmel, and the Surrounding Country</i>… 7,000 to 10,000 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 5:</b> "The Nugent Manuscript Archive" including letters on 1798 rebellion In Co. 7,000 to 9,000 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy: Rare Books, Literature, Manuscripts. December 5, 2017</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 5:</b> The Greatest Irish Coloured Plate Book Original Coloured Copy: MALTON (James). <i>A Picturesque and Descriptive View of the City of Dublin Described</i>. 7,000 to 9,000 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 5:</b> BLAEU (Johannes). <i>Atlas Hibernia</i>, Amsterdam? c. 1662. 1,750 to <br>2,500 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 5:</b> Rare Limited Edition: YEATS (W.B.). Arion Press, San Francisco. <i>Poems of W.B. Yeats.</i> 1,700 to 2,200 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy: Rare Books, Literature, Manuscripts. December 5, 2017</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 5:</b> [YEATS, W.B.]. Cradle of Genius. Original drawing, pen-and-ink and wash. 1,500 to 2,500 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 5:</b> W.B. Yeats Meets James Bond? YEATS (W. B.). <i>Selected Poems, Lyrical and Narrative</i>. 1,400 to 1,600 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 5:</b> Rare Unauthorized U.S. Edition of <i>Ulysses</i>: JOYCE (James). <i>Ulysses</i> - [Two World Monthly, Vol. 1 (No. 1) - vol. 3 (no.3)]. 1,200 to 1,500 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy: Rare Books, Literature, Manuscripts. December 5, 2017</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 5:</b> With Original Holograph Passage by the Author: HEANEY (Seamus). <i>Door Into the Dark</i>. 1,000 to 1,500 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 5:</b> First American Edition: JOYCE (James). <i>Dubliners</i>, 8vo N. York (B.W. Huebsch) 1916. 600 to 800 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 5:</b> Rare American Photographs of Niagara Falls: ZYBACK (J.). Photographer, Niagara. Two large original photographs. 300 to 400 €
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:<br>Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>John Norman, <i>The American Pilot</i>, complete copy with 11 folding charts, Boston, 1810. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>John Smith, <i>New England</i>, London, 1616. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>Plancius Petrus, <i>Orbis Terrarum Typus de Integro Multis in Locis Emendatus</i>, Amsterdam, 1594. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:<br>Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>Martin Waldseemüller, <i>Tabula Terre Nove</i>, woodcut, Strasbourg, 1513. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>Forlani & Zaltieri, <i>Il Disegno del Discoperto della Noua Franza</i>, Venice, 1566. $30,000 to $50,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>Richard Hakluyt, <i>Novus Orbis</i>, first appearance of "Virginia" on a printed map, Paris, 1587. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:<br>Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>Pieter van den Keere, <i>Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica</i>, Amsterdam, 1608. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>Abraham Ortelius, <i>Theatrum Orbis Terrarum</i>, Antwerp, 1584. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>George B. Goode & Samuel A. Kilbourne, <i>Game Fishes of the United States</i>, New York, 1879. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:<br>Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>William Faden, <i>The Province of New Jersey</i>, London, 1777. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>James Gillray, <i>The Plumb-Pudding in Danger</i>, hand-colored etching, London, 1805. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>Pierre Belon, <i>L'Histoire de la Nature des Oyseaux</i>, with woodcut illustrations, Paris, 1555. $8,000 to $12,000.