• <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 Early Unpublished Darwin letter on the races of man.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.
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  • <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> Saint-Exupéry. <i>25 Autograph Illustrated Letters to his Friend Charles Sallès</i>. Est. €30,000-50,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, Oct. 30:</b> French Revolution, 1793. Déclaration des droits de l’Homme. 2,55 x 1,30m. A monumental wallpaper 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. <i>Vedute di Roma</i>, 1748-1775. 107 etchings. An exceptional copy, printed and bound before 1780. Est. €50,000 - 80,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, Oct. 30:</b> Picasso, Pablo -- Fernando de Rojas. LA CÉLESTINE. [PARIS, EDITIONS DE L'ATELIER CROMMELYNCK, 1971.] One of the 30 copies hors commerce (n° X). 66 original etchings by Picasso. Signed. Est. €30,000 - €35,000

Auction Update Review

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21 Sales Archived, 29 Auctions Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday 30 May 21 auctions were archived to the RBH database; 10 denominated in euros, 5 denominated in British pounds, and 6 denominated in US dollars.  Sales totaled $27,437,492 as 5,408 lots were offered and 3,893 sold for a 72% success rare.

5 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

SothebysMusic, Continental and Russian Books and Manuscripts on May 28th: $18,386,744 
SothebysPhotographs on May 23rd: $2,618,564 
Artcurialthe Universe of the Creator of TinTin on May 23rd: $1,779,550 
ArtcurialComic Strips on May 23rd: $1,450,114 
ChristiesThe Joel Spitz collection of English colour-plate books on May 27th: $1,050,359

The Arader Galleries Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys TCHAIKOVSKY, PYOTR AUTOGRAPH WORKING MANUSCRIPT OF THE ORCHESTRAL SUITE NO.2 OP.53 on May 28th Actual price: USD $503,370.
  2. Artcurial HERGÉ (Georges REMI dit) 1907-1983 L'ÉTOILE MYSTÉRIEUSE on May 23rd Actual price: USD $316,885.
  3. Sothebys MOZART, WOLFGANG AMADEUS FINE AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF MOZART’S TRANSCRIPTION OF THE “STABAT MATER” BY MARCHESE EUGENIO LIGNIVILLE, [K.ANH.238 (ANH. on May 28th Actual price: USD $255,510.
  4. Artcurial HERGÉ (Georges REMI dit) 1907-1983 LA TEMPÊTE on May 23rd Actual price: USD $247,997. ARader Auction Galleries
  5. Artcurial HERGÉ (Georges REMI dit) 1907-1983 TINTIN AU CONGO on May 23rd Actual price: USD $206,664.
  6. Artcurial SPIROU ET FANTASIO LE VOYAGEUR DU MÉSOZOIQUE on May 23rd Actual price: USD $206,664.
  7. Sothebys UNTITLED (FGM78), 1923-25 on May 23rd Actual price: USD $196,250.
  8. Sothebys 'LOLIONDO LION CHARGE', 1964 on May 23rd Actual price: USD $176,625.
  9. Sothebys BOOK OF HOURS. USE OF ROME on May 28th Actual price: USD $172,125.
  10. Sothebys MANN, THOMAS IMPORTANT SERIES OF C. 90 EARLY AUTOGRAPH LETTERS AND POSTCARDS, TO OTTO GRAUTOFF, ABOUT BUDDENBROOKS, INCLUDING ELEVEN UNPUBLISHED ITEMS, WITH POEMS AND TRANSCRIPTIONS on May 28th Actual price: USD $153,000.
  11. Sothebys THEOCRITUS AND DIOSCORIDES A VOLUME OWNED BY FLETCHER OF SALTOUN, on May 28th Actual price: USD $118,575.
  12. Sothebys 'CHANEL FEATHER HEADDRESS (B), NEW YORK', 1994 on May 23rd Actual price: USD $107,938.
  13. Artcurial GASTON LAGAFFE on May 23rd Actual price: USD $103,332.
  14. Sothebys WAGNER, RICHARD AUTOGRAPH SKETCH-LEAF CONTAINING DRAFTS AND IDEAS FOR “SIEGFRIED” AND “SIEGFRIEDS TOD”, THE FIRST VERSION OF “GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG”, on May 28th Actual price: USD $99,450.
  15. Sothebys BOULEZ, PIERRE AUTOGRAPH WORKING MANUSCRIPT OF 'CONDUITE' FROM LE VISAGE NUPTIAL, FOR VOICES AND LARGE ORCHESTRA with the title at the head of the first page ("I. on May 28th Actual price: USD $99,450.
  16. Sothebys 'LEE MILLER', C. 1930 on May 23rd Actual price: USD $98,125.
  17. Sothebys 'BABOONS, IMPALAS AND ELEPHANTS UNDER KILIMANJARO', 1984 on May 23rd Actual price: USD $88,313.
  18. Sothebys PLATO OMNIA PLATONIS OPERA. on May 28th Actual price: USD $86,063.
  19. Artcurial DES RAILS SUR LA MOQUETTE on May 23rd Actual price: USD $82,666.
  20. Sothebys 'NUDES FE 16', 2000 on May 23rd Actual price: USD $78,500.
  21. Sothebys BOULEZ, PIERRE AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF 'STRUCTURE 1A', THE OPENING MOVEMENT OF STRUCTURES, PREMIER LIVRE, FOR TWO PIANOS on May 28th Actual price: USD $76,500.
  22. Sothebys STUDIES OF INDUSTRIAL FORMS, C. 1965-70 on May 23rd Actual price: USD $74,575.
  23. Sothebys SHADOW PROFILE, NEW YORK, 1944 on May 23rd Actual price: USD $74,575.
  24. Sothebys STRAVINSKY, IGOR FINE AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF BERCEUSES DU CHAT AND PRIBAOUTKI, [VOCAL SCORE], SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY THE COMPOSER TO PRINCESS EUGÈNE (VIOLETTE) MURAT on May 28th Actual price: USD $72,675.
  25. Sothebys HERODOTUS HISTORIAE [TRANSLATED BY LAURENTIUS VALLA, EDITED BY BENEDICTUS BROGNOLUS]. on May 28th Actual price: USD $72,675.


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

Sothebys. Music, Continental and Russian Books and Manuscripts on May 28th: 402.93%
ALDE. First Editions of the 19th and 20th Century on May 22nd: 116.07%

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

Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 5/17 on May 24th: 98.17%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 5/17 on May 24th: 96.95%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 5/21 on May 28th: 94.83%
Heritage Auctions. Space Exploration on May 22nd: 94.78%
Woolley and Wallis. Asian Art II - Prints on May 21st: 91.67%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 5/14 on May 21st: 82.95%

21 total sales reported this week:

Artcurial. the Universe of the Creator of TinTin on May 23rd: 58.06%
PBA Galleries. Rare Books and Manuscripts on May 28th: 50.17%
ALDE. First Editions of the 19th and 20th Century on May 23rd: 14.01%
ALDE. First Editions of the 19th and 20th Century on May 22nd: 73.08%
Sothebys. Music, Continental and Russian Books and Manuscripts on May 28th: 64.44%
Christies. THE JOEL SPITZ COLLECTION OF ENGLISH COLOUR-PLATE BOOKS on May 27th: 75.38%
Artcurial. Comic Strips on May 23rd: 63.81%
Woolley and Wallis. Asian Art II - Prints on May 21st: 91.67%
PIASA. Russian and Soviet Photographs on May 21st: 28.57%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on May 26th: 76.71%
Adams Amsterdam Auctions. Art of the XXth Century on May 26th: 66.67%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 5/21 on May 28th: 94.83%
Auctionata. Photography, Prints and Editions on May 21st: 33.33%
Auctionata. Graphic Art and Photography on May 21st: 26.49%
Sothebys. Photographs on May 23rd: 55.40%
Tajan. Books on May 20th: 50.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 5/17 on May 24th: 96.95%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 5/17 on May 24th: 98.17%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 5/14 on May 21st: 82.95%
Heritage Auctions. Space Exploration on May 22nd: 94.78%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. MOTORING LITERATURE, AUTOMOBILIA EARLY CYCLING, RAILWAYANA CLOCKS AND SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS on May 15th: 73.67%


For the week ahead 29 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jun. 1st
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . Contemporary Photographs. 60 lots
Dorotheum . Vienna. Autographs. 320 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Doodle for Hunger Illustration Art Auction Benefiting St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelter - online. 54 lots
Australian Book Auctions. Armadale, . THE COLLECTION OF JOHN LANE MULLINS. 276 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 63 lots

Tue. Jun. 2nd
Audap and Mirabaud. PARIS. Prints. 350 lots

Wed. Jun. 3rd
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Photograph Sale. 417 lots
Artcurial. Paris. Prints and Illustrated Books. 205 lots
Beaussant Lefevre. Paris. Old and Modern Books, Autographs and Photographs. 113 lots
Minerva Auctions Roma. Roma. Photographs. 201 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Prints. 42 lots
Bonhams. London. Prints and Multiples. 252 lots
Florence Number Nine. Florence. Fine Chinese Works of Art - Prints. 12 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Special Sale Keiko Minami. 87 lots
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Jewish and Israeli History and Culture. 612 lots
PIASA. Paris. Photographs and Prints. 9 lots

Thu. Jun. 4th
Sothebys. London. Library on an English Bibliophile, Part IV. 182 lots
Minerva Auctions Roma. Roma. Books, Autographs and Prints. 739 lots
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Cape Town. Books - Internet Bidstart 5/28. 359 lots
Christies. London -South Kensington. Posters. 200 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Photo Opportunities. 231 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 5/28. 247 lots

Fri. Jun. 5th
Rago Arts and Auctions. Lambertville. Modern Design - Prints. 11 lots
Rossini. Paris. Prints, Globes. 4 lots

Sat. Jun. 6th
Auctionata. New York. Post War and Contemporary Art - Prints. 123 lots
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. Spot On! Modern and Contemporary Art - Photos and Prints. 69 lots

Sun. Jun. 7th
Skinner. Boston. Fine Books and Manuscripts.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 5/31.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 5/31.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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
  • <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>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