• <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>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

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: 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>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.
  • <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…