• <b>Bloomsbury Auctions: Books and Works on Paper, including Fine Photographs. December 14, 2017</b>
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Rowling (J.K.). Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, original fine black pen and ink manuscript book by the author J.K.Rowling, with 31pp of text and illustrations. £80,000 to £120,000
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Blaeu (Johannes). <i>Vierde Stuck der Aerdrycks-Beschryving, welck vervat Engelandt</i>, i.e. <i>Theatrum Orbis Terrarum</i>. vol 4, England & Wales. £10,500 to £12,500
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Miró (Joan). L'Homme au Balencier, etching, aquatint and carborundum, printed in colours on Japan paper, signed in pencil lower right. £4,000 to £6,000
    <b>Bloomsbury Auctions: Books and Works on Paper, including Fine Photographs. December 14, 2017</b>
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Steve McCurry (b.1950). Afghan Girl, 1984, pigment inkjet print, signed and numbered 48/250 in pencil on lower margin. £2,500 to £3,500
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Keough (Pat and Rosemarie). <i>Antarctica</i>, no 228 of 950 copies, signed by the authors, many colour illustrations, original dark grey morocco. £2,800 to £3,200
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Rowlandson (Thomas). Darby & Joan, the idyllically contended couple sit either side of a stove in a cosy domestic interior, ink and watercolour on wove paper. £1,000 to £1,500
    <b>Bloomsbury Auctions: Books and Works on Paper, including Fine Photographs. December 14, 2017</b>
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Procktor (Patrick). Tiny blue-eyed goldfish, watercolour, 310 x 460mm., signed in blue crayon, lower right, titled and inscribed Muscat Jan 19. £1,000 to £1,500
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Iouri Abramochkin (b.1936). Horsemen, Dagestan, 1968, Lambda print, printed later, signed, dated, editioned 1/8 and annotated in black ink verso. £800 to £1,200
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Ravilious (Eric).- Shakespeare (William). Twelfth NIght, or, What You Will, number 79 of 275 copies , wood-engraved title. £800 to £1,200
    <b>Bloomsbury Auctions: Books and Works on Paper, including Fine Photographs. December 14, 2017</b>
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Michelangelo.- Chastel (André). <i>The Vatican Frescoes of Michelangelo</i>, Photography by Takashi Okamura, 2 vol., one of 600 sets, colour plates. £500 to £700
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Wyndham (John). <i>The Day of the Triffids; The Kraken Wakes; The Chrysalids;</i> together with 8 other volumes. All first editions. £400 to £600
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946). Goats Along The Seine, 1894. Photogravure, printed 1990s by Dorothy Norman, one from an edition of 40 published by Aperture. £400 to £600
  • <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>Les Collections Aristophil:<br>December 20, 2017</b>
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> SAINT-EXUPERY, ANTOINE DE. Kodachrome Film (16mm) showing Antoine de Saint-Exupery and Consuelo on a boat, 1942. JOINED: Guestbook for the Boat, signed, with a drawing of the Little Prince. 15 000 to 20 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> CANDEE, HELEN CHURCHILL. Autograph manuscript. TITANIC, 40 leaves. Original account of the most famous shipwreck, by a survivor of the ordeal. 300 000 to 400 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> TITANIC. Collection of 7 documents relating to the shipwreck of the Titanic (14 April 1912). 20 000 to<br>30 000 €
    <b>Les Collections Aristophil:<br>December 20, 2017</b>
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> DUPLEIX DE CADIGNAN, JEANBAPTISTE. Signed autograph manuscript. Thirty years of memoirs related to military services and important information on the American War of Independence.<br>40 000 to 50 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> CURTIUS. Faiz et Conquestes d'Alexandre [Histoire d'Alexandre le Grand]. In French, illuminated manuscript on paper and parchment, 16 large miniatures. 300 000 to<br>500 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> NELSON, HORATIO. Signed autograph letter, ‘Nelson & Bronte,” aboard the Amazon, 14 October 1801, addressed to Sir William Hamilton. 4 000 to 5 000 €
    <b>Les Collections Aristophil:<br>December 20, 2017</b>
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> GIROLAMO FRANCESCO MARIA MAZZUOLI DIT LE PARMESAN. Le couple amoureux. Pen and brown ink. 80 000 to 120 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> SADE, DONATIEN-ALPHONSE-FRANÇOIS, MARQUIS DE. Autograph manuscript. The 120 Days of Sodom, or the School of Libertinage, 1785.<br>4 000 000 to 6 000 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> MIRÓ, JOAN. Signed autograph correspondence to Thomas and Diane Bouchard (1949-1976). 50 000 to 60 000 €
    <b>Les Collections Aristophil:<br>December 20, 2017</b>
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> BALZAC, HONORÉ DE. Signed autograph manuscript, Ursule Mirouët, [1841]. One of only two manuscripts of novels by Balzac in private hands. 800 000 to<br>1 200 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> LENOIR, ALEXANDRE. Essai sur l'histoire des arts en Egypte pouvant servir d'appendice au grand ouvrage de la Commission. autograph manuscript with numerous additions and corrections. 40 000 to 50 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> SCHRÖDINGER, ERWIN. Autograph manuscript [Spring 1946, sent to Albert Einstein]. 1 500 to 2 000 €
  • <b>Cowan’s Auctions: Fine Books, Including the Alan Culpin WWI Art Collection – Live Online Auction. Dec. 18, 2017</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> Unique Association Copy of Signed Limited Roosevelt, African Game Trails, Extra-Illustrated. $5,000 - 7,500
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> 24 Volumes Henry James in 1/2 Morocco - Alvin Langdon Coburn Frontis Illustrations. $3,000 - $5,000
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> French Surrealism by Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore, 1930 Limited Edition in Lovely Condition. $3,000 - $5,000
    <b>Cowan’s Auctions: Fine Books, Including the Alan Culpin WWI Art Collection – Live Online Auction. Dec. 18, 2017</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> Unique and Beautifully Written Manuscript of 650 Quarto Pages - Unpublished History of Belle-Isle-En-Mer, 1754. $3,000 - $5,000
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> William Beebe's Classic 4 Volume Work on "The Pheasants," Signed and Inscribed in 1919. $2,000 - $3,000
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> Three Volumes of Washington's War Era Letters Published in New York in 1796. $1,500 - $2,000
    <b>Cowan’s Auctions: Fine Books, Including the Alan Culpin WWI Art Collection – Live Online Auction. Dec. 18, 2017</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> 19th C. Vintage Album with 48 Sepia Toned Albumen Prints by Fratelli Alinari et. al.<br>$1,500 - $2,000
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> Report of Phipps' Voyage in 1773 In Search of a Passage to India Via the North Pole. $1,500 - $2,000
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> 17 Volumes of Wallace's American Trotting Register, 1874-1891. $1,500 - $2,500
    <b>Cowan’s Auctions: Fine Books, Including the Alan Culpin WWI Art Collection – Live Online Auction. Dec. 18, 2017</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> Rare First English Edition of Monardes, Joyfull Newes, 1577, Woodcut Illustrations.<br>$1,500 - $3,000
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> 6 Volume Shakespeare Presented to Virginia Congressman Involved in the "Trent Affair". $1,200 - $1,500
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> Classic Lothar Meggendorfer Movable Book Complete with 8 Chromolithograph Plates, Ca. 1890. $750 - $1,000

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>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 14: Illustration Art</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 14:</b> James Montgomery Flagg, <i>Friend, Wife</i>, graphite & watercolor cover for Judge magazine, May 1920. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 14:</b> Georges Lepape, <i>Après la Tempête</i>, watercolor, ink & graphite cover for <i>Vogue</i>, April 1919, inscribed to Madame Condé Nast. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 14:</b> Maurice Sendak, <i>Little Bear & His Parents </i>, pencil study & finished watercolor for <i>Bears of the World</i>, 1981. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 14: Illustration Art</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 14:</b><br>Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel), <i>A Great Gallumphing Galoot!</i>, original drawing & inscription, signed twice, in <i>Dr. Seuss's ABC</i>. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 14:</b> Scrapbook relating to the production of <i>Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs</i>, with 20 original drawings, circa 1937. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 14:</b> Charles M. Schulz, <i>Gentleman Biographer</i>, pen & ink, <i>Peanuts</i> comic strip, 1972. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 14: Illustration Art</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 14:</b> Jerry Pinkney, <i>[Brer Rabbit & Brer Bear]</i>, watercolor, pen & ink on paper, 1990. $20,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 14:</b> <i>Daffydils</i>, festschrift for Harry Hershfield, signed with cartoons & caricatures by George Herriman, Winsor McCay & others, 1911. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 14:</b> W.W. Denslow, <i>Higglepy, Piggleby, My Black Hen</i>, ink & gouache, for <i>Denslow's Mother Goose </i>, 1901. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 14: Illustration Art</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 14:</b> Pavel Tchelitchew, <i>Savonarola</i>, graphite & gouache, sketch for the production at Theater in der Königgrätzer Straße, 1923. $5,000 to $7,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 14:</b> John Philip Falter, <i>Strictly Off the Record</i>, oil on canvas, for Four Roses Whiskey, 1942. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 14:</b> Charles Addams, <i>Movie Scream</i>, pen, ink & watercolor cartoon for <i>The New Yorker</i>, January 1947. $12,000 to $18,000.
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  • <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Charles Darwin on sexuality and the transmission of hereditary characteristics: Autograph Letter Signed to Lawson Tait. Down, 17 January [1877].
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> MILTON, JOHN. <i>Paradise Lost. A Poem written in ten books.</i> London: 1667. A very rare example with the contemporary binding untouched and with a 1667 title page.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Hamilton secures the ratification of the Constitution: <i>The Debates and Proceedings of the Convention of the State of New-York, assembled at Poughkeespsie, on the 17th June, 1788.</i>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> The social contract “Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains”: ROUSSEAU, JEAN-JACQUES. <i>Principes du Droit Politique [Du Contract Social]</i>. Amsterdam: Michel Rey, 1762
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> “The first English textbook on geometrical land-measurement and surveying”: BENESE, RICHARD. <i>This Boke Sheweth the Maner of Measurynge All Maner of Lande…</i>