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

Auction Update Review

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22 Auctions Archived, 11 Sales Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 25 July 22 sales were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 8 denominated in euros, 3 in British pounds, and 11 in US dollars.  Turnover was $3,866,378 as 5,183 lots were offered and 3,682 sold for a 71% success rate.  The beach umbrellas are up and the bidding paddles down.  It is summer!

1 auction saw total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

SothebysModern Life: Post War Photographs, Prints and Design on July 22nd: $1,499,625 

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

De Baecque and AssociesAntiquarian and Modern Books on April 29th: 117.48% 
OSENATFontainebleau Empire on July 5th: 114.33% 

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

Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 7/12 on July 19th: 99.72% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 7/12 on July 19th: 99.40% 
Alaska AuctionJuly 8th Auction - Books and Prints on July 8th: 96.00% 
Brunk AuctionsBrunk Auction - Books, Maps, Manuscripts on July 18th: 94.35% 
Cowans AuctionsAmerican History - Online bidstart 7/2 on July 13th: 88.74% 
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersAutomobilia on July 18th: 83.33% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 7/16 on July 23rd: 82.05% 

22 total sales reported this week: 

Kedem AuctionBooks, Objects, Manuscripts, Rabbinic Letters on July 7th: 73.28% 
PBA GalleriesFine Americana with California and the West on July 23rd: 64.55% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 7/16 on July 23rd: 82.05% 
SothebysModern Life: Post War Photographs, Prints and Design on July 22nd: 71.10% 
OSENATFontainebleau Empire on July 5th: 74.22% 
Alaska AuctionJuly 8th Auction - Books and Prints on July 8th: 96.00% 
AntiquarianAuctions.comBooks - Internet Bidstart 7/9 on July 16th: 48.52% 
Florence Number NineMonthly Online Sale - Prints, Books on February 6th: 0.00% 
Florence Number Nine30215 on March 2nd: 7.14% 
Florence Number NineFine Chinese Works of Art - Prints on June 3rd: 66.67% 
Sheppards Irish Auction HousePrints on April 29th: 55.00% 
Sheppards Irish Auction HouseBooks, Manuscripts and Maps on July 10th: 0.00% 
De Baecque and AssociesAutographs - Manuscripts on March 5th: 31.34% 
De Baecque and AssociesAntiquarian and Modern Books on April 29th: 70.06% 
Bearnes Hampton and LittlewoodMaritime on July 1st: 60.98% 
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersAutomobilia on July 18th: 83.33% 
TooveysPrints on July 15th: 76.47% 
Brunk AuctionsBrunk Auction - Books, Maps, Manuscripts on July 18th: 94.35% 
BonhamsTCM Presents ... Picture Perfect - The Art of Movie Posters on July 20th: 60.26% 
Cowans AuctionsAmerican History - Online bidstart 7/2 on July 13th: 88.74% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 7/12 on July 19th: 99.40% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 7/12 on July 19th: 99.72% 
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books, Art, Ephemera, and Collectibles.

 

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys COWBOYS AND INDIANS (FELDMAN & SCHELLMANN II.377-386) on July 22nd Actual price: USD $346,000.
  2. OSENAT Correspondance de 24 lettres autographes adressées à ses parents. on July 5th Actual price: USD $129,438.
  3. Sothebys UNTITLED (SELF-PORTRAIT, BOULDER, COLORADO) on July 22nd Actual price: USD $68,750.
  4. Sothebys 'NEW YORK CITY' (GIRLS IN THE WINDOWS) on July 22nd Actual price: USD $40,000.
  5. Sothebys YAKUSA on July 22nd Actual price: USD $40,000.
  6. Bonhams Top Hat on July 20th Actual price: USD $37,500.
  7. Sothebys SCOTCH BROTH (FELDMAN & SCHELLMANN II.55) on July 22nd Actual price: USD $33,750.
  8. Sothebys 11 POP ARTISTS, VOLUME I on July 22nd Actual price: USD $32,500.
  9. Kedem Auction Manuscript, Accounting Notebook of Rabbi Sekl Loeb Wormser - the Ba'al Shem of Michelstadt on July 7th Actual price: USD $32,500.
  10. Sothebys 'GERBERA DAISY' on July 22nd Actual price: USD $31,250.
  11. Sothebys OYSTER STEW (FELDMAN & SCHELLMANN II.60) on July 22nd Actual price: USD $27,500.
  12. Sothebys 'KUSHO #2' on July 22nd Actual price: USD $27,500.
  13. Sothebys DRACULA (FELDMAN & SCHELLMANN II.264) on July 22nd Actual price: USD $25,000.
  14. Bonhams The Lady from Shanghai on July 20th Actual price: USD $25,000.
  15. Kedem Auction A Large Ancient Manuscript -- Oran and Tlemcen (Algeria), 1620-1650 - Compositions Never Printed on July 7th Actual price: USD $23,750.
  16. Brunk Auctions Thomas Jefferson letter, 1802 one-page letter written from Thomas Jefferson to his master carpenter, James Dinsmore dated Oct. 15, 1802 on July 18th Actual price: USD $23,600.
  17. Sothebys 'JESSIE AT 12' on July 22nd Actual price: USD $22,500.
  18. Sothebys 'LIPS' on July 22nd Actual price: USD $22,500.
  19. Kedem Auction Siddur Tehillat Hashem - With the Signature of the Lubavitch Rebbe on July 7th Actual price: USD $22,500.
  20. Bonhams Gilda on July 20th Actual price: USD $21,875.
  21. Sothebys 'CALVIN KLEIN FASHION, N. Y.' on July 22nd Actual price: USD $21,250.
  22. Sothebys POOL MADE WITH PAPER BLUE INK FOR BOOK (MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART TOKYO 234) on July 22nd Actual price: USD $21,250.
  23. Kedem Auction Tehillim with Seder Ma'amadot - Slavita, 1822 on July 7th Actual price: USD $21,250.
  24. Brunk Auctions The Birds of America from Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories by John James Audubon on July 18th Actual price: USD $20,060.
  25. Sothebys BLACK CORSET on July 22nd Actual price: USD $20,000.

 

For the week ahead 11 sales are scheduled: 

Mon. Jul. 27th 
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . Summer Auction. 14 lots 

Wed. Jul. 29th 
Bonhams. Oxford . Books. 243 lots 
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Americana, Paintings and Maritime Art. 61 lots 
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. July 29th Auction - Prints. 3 lots 

Thu. Jul. 30th 
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books and Ephemera - Day 1. 764 lots 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 7/23. 297 lots 

Fri. Jul. 31st 
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books and Ephemera - Day 2. 249 lots 
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . Contemporary Art - Prints. 65 lots 

Sun. Aug. 2nd 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 7/26
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 7/26

 

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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
  • <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.