• <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Autograph Letters Signed to The Librettist Salvadore Cammarano, written between 1844 And 1851, the greater part unpublished and unrecorded.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>Announcing a new Books for Sale platform hosted by Biblio!</b>
    <b>List your books simultaneously on Rare Book Hub and Biblio!</b>
  • <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.
  • <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

Auction Update Review

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Life in the fast lane [with the top down]

For the week ending Saturday August 1st 18 sales were archived to the RBH Database; 3 denominated in euros, 1 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 13 in US dollars.  Turnover was $3,046,082 as 4,682 lot were offered and 3,627 sold for a 77% success rate.  In the auction rooms the action never stops.

1 auction saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Heritage Auctions. Vintage Movie Posters on July 26th: $1,518,398

1 auction saw total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered:

Bonhams. Books on July 29th: 113.08%

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

Kedem Auction. Mail Auction - Italian Judaica, Jewry and Printings on July 15th: 100.00%
John McInnis Auctioneers. The William "Bill" Johnson Collection - Day 1 on July 10th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 7/19 on July 26th: 99.52%
John McInnis Auctioneers. The William "Bill" Johnson Collection - Day 2 on July 11th: 96.15%
Addison and Sarova. The Library of Robert Easton on July 25th: 95.83%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Books, Photographs, Prints on July 25th: 94.02%
Heritage Auctions. Vintage Movie Posters on July 26th: 93.06%
Bonhams. Books on July 29th: 92.18%


18 total sales were reported this week:

Winter Associates. Summer Auction on July 27th: 71.43%
Rossini. Prints on May 21st: 34.17%
Rossini. Prints on July 13th: 17.91%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Books, Photographs, Prints on July 25th: 94.02%
Addison and Sarova. The Library of Robert Easton on July 25th: 95.83%
Morton Casa de Subastas. Opportunities - Books and Prints on July 25th: 32.50%
Clars Auction Gallery. Prints on July 26th: 65.52%
Clars Auction Gallery. Printed Art on July 25th: 74.22%
Bonhams. Books on July 29th: 92.18%
Case Antiques, Inc.. Summer Art and Antiques Auction on July 18th: 78.00%
Auctionata. Prints and Photographs on July 22nd: 14.94%
Kedem Auction. Mail Auction - Italian Judaica, Jewry and Printings on July 15th: 100.00%
RR Auction. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 6/23 on July 15th: 62.35%
John McInnis Auctioneers. The William "Bill" Johnson Collection - Day 2 on July 11th: 96.15%
John McInnis Auctioneers. The William "Bill" Johnson Collection - Day 1 on July 10th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 7/19 on July 26th: 99.52%
Heritage Auctions. Vintage Movie Posters on July 26th: 93.06%
Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic Booksellers. Online Numismatic Book Sale on July 25th: 55.22%

 

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Heritage Auctions Stagecoach (United Artists, 1939). One Sheet (27" X 41"). on July 26th Actual price: USD $43,020.
  2. Heritage Auctions Cimarron (RKO, 1931). One Sheet (27" X 41"). on July 26th Actual price: USD $40,630.
  3. Heritage Auctions My Man Godfrey (Universal, 1936). One Sheet (27" X 41") Style C. on July 26th Actual price: USD $35,850.
  4. Heritage Auctions The Klondike Kid (United Artists, 1932). One Sheet (28" X 41"). on July 26th Actual price: USD $33,460.
  5. RR Auction Apollo 15 Flown map on July 15th Actual price: USD $31,595.
  6. Heritage Auctions Mother Goose Goes Hollywood (RKO, 1938). One Sheet (27" X 41"). on July 26th Actual price: USD $28,680.
  7. Heritage Auctions The Three Stooges in Playing the Ponies (Columbia, 1937). One Sheet (27" X 41"). on July 26th Actual price: USD $22,705.
  8. Heritage Auctions The Oregon Trail (Republic, 1936). One Sheet (27" X 41"). on July 26th Actual price: USD $20,913.
  9. Heritage Auctions Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (RKO, 1937). One Sheet (27" X 41") Style C. on July 26th Actual price: USD $20,315.
  10. Heritage Auctions London After Midnight (MGM, 1927). Lobby Card (11" X 14"). on July 26th Actual price: USD $20,315.
  11. Heritage Auctions Creature from the Black Lagoon (Universal International, 1954). One Sheet (27" X 41"). on July 26th Actual price: USD $20,315.
  12. Heritage Auctions The Red Shoes (Eagle Lion, 1949). Italian 4 - Foglio (55" X 78"). on July 26th Actual price: USD $19,120.
  13. Heritage Auctions Mickey Mouse Stock Poster (United Artists, 1932). Three Sheet (41" X 79"). on July 26th Actual price: USD $19,120.
  14. Heritage Auctions Frankenstein (Universal, 1931). Lobby Card (11" X 14"). on July 26th Actual price: USD $16,730.
  15. Heritage Auctions The Man Who Laughs (Universal, 1928). Swedish One Sheet (27.5" X 39.5"). on July 26th Actual price: USD $15,535.
  16. Heritage Auctions Romance of the Redwoods (Paramount-Artcraft, 1917). One Sheet (27.75" X 40.75"). on July 26th Actual price: USD $15,535.
  17. Heritage Auctions Room Service (RKO, 1938). One Sheet (27" X 41") Style B. on July 26th Actual price: USD $15,535.
  18. Heritage Auctions The Red Shoes (Eagle Lion, 1949). Italian 2 - Foglio (39.25" X 55"). on July 26th Actual price: USD $14,938.
  19. Heritage Auctions The Roaring Twenties (Warner Brothers, 1939). One Sheet (27" X 41"). on July 26th Actual price: USD $13,743.
  20. RR Auction Deng Xiaoping SP on July 15th Actual price: USD $13,561.
  21. Heritage Auctions Devil Dogs of the Air (Warner Brothers, 1935). Three Sheet (41" X 76"). on July 26th Actual price: USD $13,145.
  22. Heritage Auctions Frankenstein (Universal, 1931). CGC Graded Lobby Card (11" X 14"). on July 26th Actual price: USD $13,145.
  23. Heritage Auctions Forbidden Planet (MGM,1956). One Sheet (27" X 41"). on July 26th Actual price: USD $13,145.
  24. Heritage Auctions The Adventures of Robin Hood (Warner Brothers, 1938). One Sheet (27" X 41"). on July 26th Actual price: USD $13,145.
  25. RR Auction John Wilkes Booth Signature on July 15th Actual price: USD $12,066.


For the week ahead 15 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Aug. 3rd
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 72 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. General - Books and Prints. 28 lots

Tue. Aug. 4th
Archives International Auctions. FORT LEE,. U.S. & Worldwide Banknotes, Coins, Scripophily, Historic Ephemera & Security Printing Ephemera.. 1204 lots
Quagga Rare Books and Art. Cape Town. Rare Books. 17 lots

Wed. Aug. 5th
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 274 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books. 395 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Vintage Posters. 700 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Prints. 14 lots
Arader Galleries. New York City. The History of the Caribbean Pirates & Treasure As Told Through Maps, Atlases, & Natural History Wat. 65 lots

Thu. Aug. 6th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 7/30. 353 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Books in All Fields. 785 lots

Sat. Aug. 8th
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . Estate Sale - Books and Prints. 53 lots
Skinner. Marlborough. August Americana - Prints and Manuscripts. 29 lots

Sun. Aug. 9th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 8/2.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 8/2.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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
  • <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
  • <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…