• <b>Ketterer Kunst Hamburg: Rare Books Auction on November 20th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books Nov. 20:</b><br><i>Biblia latina</i>, Nuremberg 1475. <br>Est: €18,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books Nov. 20:</b><br>Latin and French Book of Hours, Paris around 1490. Est: €60,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books Nov. 20:</b><br>P. J. Redouté, <i>Les Roses</i>, Paris 1828-29. Est: €12,000
    <b>Ketterer Kunst Hamburg: Rare Books Auction on November 20th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books Nov. 20:</b><br>G. W. Knorr, <i>Deliciae Naturae Selectae</i>, Doordrecht 1771. Est: €10,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books Nov. 20:</b><br>J. J. Spalowsky, <i>Beytrag zur Naturgeschichte der Vögel</i>, Vienna 1790-92. Est: €20,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books Nov. 20:</b><br>H. A. Châtelain, <i>Atlas historique</i>, Amsterdam 1718-20. Est: €20,000
    <b>Ketterer Kunst Hamburg: Rare Books Auction on November 20th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books Nov. 20:</b><br>K. Rasmussen, Thule-expedition, around 1925-33. Est: €28,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books Nov. 20:</b><br>E. Cerillo, <i>Dipinti murali di Pompei</i>, Napels 1886. Est: €3,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books Nov. 20:</b><br>W. Shakespeare, <i>The plays</i>, London 1807. Est: €1,500
    <b>Ketterer Kunst Hamburg: Rare Books Auction on November 20th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books Nov. 20:</b><br>G. Klimt, <i>Das Werk</i>, Vienna 1914. Est: €15,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books Nov. 20:</b><br><i>International Exhibition of Modern Art</i>, New York 1926. Est: €3,500
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books Nov. 20:</b><br><i>Arp – Delaunay – Magnelli – Taeuber-Arp</i>, Paris 1950. Est: €1,500
  • <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.
  • <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>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

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25 Auctions Archived, 42 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday June 20th 25 auctions were archived to the RBH database, 6 denominated in euros, 5 in British pounds, and 14 in US dollars.  Turnover was $17,306,151 as 7,564 lots were offered and 6,127 sold for an 81% success rate.  For the week ahead 42 auctions are scheduled.

4 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

ChristiesImportant Books and Manuscripts from the Library of Jenna A. Bonna on June 16th: $5,627,409 
SothebysBooks and Manuscripts on June 19th: $3,512,375 
Arader GalleriesAudubons, Maps, and Natural History on June 13th: $2,085,975 
BonhamsBritish Master Prints on June 17th: $1,156,363 

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

Dorotheum Books and Prints on June 15th: 210.32% 
Binoche et GiquelloBooks on June 12th: 160.57% 
AderLetters, Manuscripts and Autographs on June 18th: 136.80% 
Henri Godts Books and Prints AuctionsBooks on June 16th: 134.36% 
Kedem AuctionJewish and Israeli History and Culture on June 3rd: 110.27% 

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys BIBLE. LATIN. (GUTENBERG BIBLE: BOOK OF ESTHER). on June 19th Actual price: USD $970,000.
  2. Christies Le Pèlerinage de Vie Humaine, in the French prose translation commissioned by JEANNE DE LAVAL, illuminated manuscript on vellum made for CHARLOTTE OF SAVOY on June 16th Actual price: USD $667,550.
  3. Christies Jazz. on June 16th Actual price: USD $534,830.
  4. Sothebys THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE THE FIRST BOOK-FORM PRINTING OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE on June 19th Actual price: USD $370,000.
  5. Christies De Historia Stirpium Commentarii insignes. on June 16th Actual price: USD $307,310.
  6. Christies De humani corporis fabrica, lib. VII. on June 16th Actual price: USD $250,430.
  7. Arader Galleries Catlin's North American Indian Portfolio... on June 13th Actual price: USD $244,000.
  8. Sothebys DE ANTIQUITATE JUDAICA; DE BELLO JUDAICO. on June 19th Actual price: USD $225,000.
  9. Christies Annales et croniques de France depuis la destruction de Troyes iusques au temps du Roy Louys onziesme, iadis composées par feu maistre Nicole Gilles, en son vivant Secrettaire, Iudiciaire du Roy, & Controlleur en son Tresor. on June 16th Actual price: USD $220,094.
  10. Arader Galleries An Atlas of England and Wales on June 13th Actual price: USD $195,200.
  11. Bonhams The Great Gatsby. on June 16th Actual price: USD $191,000.
  12. Christies Les Fleurs du mal. Seconde édition augmentée de trente-cinq poèmes nouveaux. on June 16th Actual price: USD $189,758.
  13. Christies Autograph letter signed (‘Descartes’) to [M. de Flessel, vicomte de Brégy], Stockholm, 15 January 1650, on June 16th Actual price: USD $184,070.
  14. Arader Galleries The Natural History of Carolina, Florida, and... on June 13th Actual price: USD $183,000.
  15. Sothebys THE BLOUDY TENENT, OF PERSECUTION, FOR CAUSE OF CONSCIENCE, DISCUSSED, IN A CONFERENCE BETWEENE TRUTH AND PEACE…. on June 19th Actual price: USD $175,000.
  16. Christies Le diverse et artificiose machine ... nelle quali si contengono uarij et artificiosi mouimenti, degni di grandissima speculatione, per cauarne beneficio in ogni sorte d'operatione. Composte in lingua italiana et francese. on June 16th Actual price: USD $165,110.
  17. Christies Discours d'Ambroise Paré ... A sçavoir de la mumie, des venins, de la licorne et de la peste. on June 16th Actual price: USD $155,630.
  18. Arader Galleries Universalior cogniti orbis tabula ex recentibus... on June 13th Actual price: USD $152,500.
  19. Sothebys AUTOGRAPH LEAF FROM HIS DISCARDED FIRST INAUGURAL ADDRESS on June 19th Actual price: USD $150,000.
  20. Ader Wolfgang-Amadeus MOZART (1756-1791) Manuscrit musical autographe pour la Sérénade en ré majeur K.185/167a on June 18th Actual price: USD $149,625.
  21. Sothebys GREAT EXPECTATIONS. on June 19th Actual price: USD $137,500.
  22. Christies Histoires extraordinaires … nouvelle édition, translated by Charles Baudelaire. on June 16th Actual price: USD $136,670.
  23. Christies A Defence of the Constitutions of Government of the United States of America. on June 16th Actual price: USD $136,670.
  24. Christies Cinq livres de chirurgie. on June 16th Actual price: USD $117,710.
  25. Christies Llanto sagrado de la America meridional. on June 16th Actual price: USD $108,230.



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

Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 6/7 on June 14th: 99.03%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 6/7 on June 14th: 98.13%
Heritage Auctions. Civil War and Militaria on June 13th: 96.44%
Waverly Auctions. Books on June 11th: 90.71%
Heritage Auctions. William E. Fredeman Pre-Raphaelite Collection Weekly Internet Rare Books and Autographs on June 17th: 89.10%
Swann Galleries. 19th and 20th Century Literature on June 17th: 87.59%
Knotty Pine Auction Service. Antique and Estate Book Sale - Session 2: Books on May 2nd: 86.41%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on June 16th: 86.36%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 6/11 on June 18th: 85.16%
Dorotheum . Books and Prints on June 15th: 82.39%
Binoche et Giquello. Books on June 12th: 81.27%


25 total sales reported this week:

Ader. Letters, Manuscripts and Autographs on June 18th: 73.99%
Tooveys. Prints on June 17th: 78.57%
Sothebys. Books and Manuscripts on June 19th: 58.67%
PBA Galleries. Travel and Exploration - Cartography on June 18th: 71.01%
Waverly Auctions. Books on June 11th: 90.71%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 6/11 on June 18th: 85.16%
Binoche et Giquello. Books on June 12th: 81.27%
Kedem Auction. Jewish and Israeli History and Culture on June 3rd: 73.69%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Books and Works on Paper on June 18th: 71.55%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Interiors: Prints on June 17th: 54.55%
Bonhams. British Master Prints on June 17th: 75.49%
Bonhams. Voices of the 20th Century on June 16th: 50.63%
Swann Galleries. 19th and 20th Century Literature on June 17th: 87.59%
Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions. Books on June 16th: 72.31%
Christies. Important Books and Manuscripts from the Library of Jenna A. Bonna on June 16th: 78.79%
Dorotheum . Books and Prints on June 15th: 82.39%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on June 16th: 86.36%
Michaans Auctions. Estate Auction - Prints, books, documents on June 13th: 52.94%
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH. Old and Modern Art, Modern Photography, Antiques on June 13th: 36.68%
Heritage Auctions. William E. Fredeman Pre-Raphaelite Collection Weekly Internet Rare Books and Autographs on June 17th: 89.10%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 6/7 on June 14th: 98.13%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 6/7 on June 14th: 99.03%
Heritage Auctions. Civil War and Militaria on June 13th: 96.44%
Knotty Pine Auction Service. Antique and Estate Book Sale - Session 2: Books on May 2nd: 86.41%
Arader Galleries. Audubons, Maps, and Natural History on June 13th: 69.77%


For the week ahead 42 sales are scheduled: 

Mon. Jun. 22nd 
Artcurial. Paris. Automobilia. 45 lots 
Artcurial. Paris. Books and Manuscripts. 206 lots 
Dorotheum . Vienna. Art Photography. 229 lots 
Bloomsbury Philobiblon. Rome. Gastronomy Books and Manuscripts. 337 lots 
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. From 1900-1980, 500 Posters at Low Prices. 281 lots 
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 73 lots 

Tue. Jun. 23rd 
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. Judaica. 22 lots 
Bloomsbury Philobiblon. Rome. Incunabula and Printed Books. 396 lots 
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Baldwin's Sale: Wellington, Napoleon and the Napoleonic Wars. 45 lots 
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Vintage Posters from the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia, Online Only. 311 lots 

Wed. Jun. 24th 
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. Books and Manuscripts. 94 lots 
Bonhams. London. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 342 lots 
Bonhams. London. Entertainment Memorabilia. 289 lots 
Auctionata. Berlin. Prints and Photography of the Modernist Era. 80 lots 
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Posters. 367 lots 

Thu. Jun. 25th 
Sothebys. Paris. Books and Manuscripts. 227 lots 
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Fine and Decorative Arts - Prints. 68 lots 
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. Autographs and Manuscripts. 415 lots 
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Caricatures. 221 lots 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 6/18. 210 lots 
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Literature. Wayne Martin Collection
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 5/21. 105 lots 
Archives International Auctions. FORT LEE,. The Rudolph P. Laubenheimer Family Archives. 1147 lots 
Auctionata. Berlin. Contemporary Prints and Photography. 104 lots 
Audap and Mirabaud. PARIS. Books
Bonhams. New York. Fine Maritime Paintings and Decorative Arts: Prints, Maps, Globes. 62 lots 
Kestenbaum and Company. New York. Fine Judaica. 173 lots 
Koller Auctions. Geneve. Modern Prints. 30 lots 

Fri. Jun. 26th 
Ader. PARIS. Books. 272 lots 
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. 75172 Pforzheim. Books and Prints. 4338 lots 
Bonhams. London. THE GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED SALE. 87 lots 
Charlton Hall. West Columbia, SC. International Sale

Sat. Jun. 27th 
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 181 lots 
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Summer Estates Auction. 29 lots 
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. The Spirit of the 20th Century. 15 lots 
Goldberg Coins and Collectibles. LOS ANGELES. Manuscripts and Collectibles. 1086 lots 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Merrill C. Berman Collection Part II Americana & Political. 356 lots 
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Gambling Memorabilia and Rare Playing Cards. 820 lots 

Sun. Jun. 28th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 6/21
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 6/21
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. The Spirit of the 19th Century
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Summer Estates Auction - Day 2. 28 lots 

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

 

  • <b>Announcing a new Books for Sale platform hosted by Biblio!</b>
    <b>List your books simultaneously on Rare Book Hub and Biblio!</b>
  • <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
  • <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