• <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>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>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…
  • <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

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The Respite Simmers, the Dragons Stir

For the week ended Saturday August 29th 15 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 3 denominated in euros, 1 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos and 10 in US dollars.  Turnover was $979,612 as 4,783 lots were offered and 3,522 sold for a 74% success rate.  The fall season is on the near horizon.


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

Bloomsbury AuctionsInteriors - Prints on August 27th: 494.10% 


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

Bloomsbury AuctionsInteriors - Prints on August 27th: 100.00% 
Alaska AuctionPrints on August 19th: 100.00% 
Clars Auction GalleryPrints on August 23rd: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 8/16 on August 23rd: 98.49% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 8/15 on August 23rd: 98.11% 
Clars Auction GalleryPrints on August 22nd: 98.08% 
National Book AuctionsChemistry, Civil War, Exploration on August 23rd: 89.22% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 8/20 on August 27th: 85.71% 


15 total sales reported this week: 

Bloomsbury AuctionsInteriors - Prints on August 27th: 100.00% 
Alaska AuctionPrints on August 19th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 8/20 on August 27th: 85.71% 
Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic BooksellersImportant Numismatic Literature on August 22nd: 64.72% 
AuctionataErotica on August 27th: 35.58% 
AuctionataPhotography on August 25th: 38.15% 
Morton Casa de SubastasPhotography, Documents, Prints, Antiquarian and Contemporary Books on August 25th: 50.00% 
Bruun RasmussenBooks and Maps on August 25th: 65.95% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on August 25th: 76.19% 
Archives International AuctionsU.S. & Worldwide Banknotes, Coins, Scripophily, Historic Ephemera & Security Printing Ephemera. on August 4th: 54.49% 
National Book AuctionsChemistry, Civil War, Exploration on August 23rd: 89.22% 
Clars Auction GalleryPrints on August 23rd: 100.00% 
Clars Auction GalleryPrints on August 22nd: 98.08% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 8/15 on August 23rd: 98.11% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 8/16 on August 23rd: 98.49%

 

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Bruun Rasmussen Hergé: The Adventures of Tintin: Original drawing in ink. on August 25th Actual price: USD $25,156.
  2. Auctionata X Portfolio on August 27th Actual price: USD $21,250.
  3. Auctionata ‘Untitled (Watches)’ on August 27th Actual price: USD $16,250.
  4. Clars Auction Gallery "Pop Shop Quad IV," on August 23rd Actual price: USD $11,900.
  5. Bloomsbury Auctions Hasui Kawase : Six Ukiyo-e Woodblock Prints after Hasui, in inks on paper on August 27th Actual price: USD $10,503.
  6. Auctionata ‘Untitled (Locker Room)’ on August 27th Actual price: USD $10,000.
  7. Bruun Rasmussen "Le Chien Roi" on August 25th Actual price: USD $8,841.
  8. Auctionata 'Gunilla Bergström at Eiffel Tower' on August 27th Actual price: USD $8,750.
  9. Auctionata ‘Untitled (Reclining Figure)’ on August 27th Actual price: USD $7,485.
  10. Morton Casa de Subastas Maximiliano y Carlota Emperadores. on August 25th Actual price: USD $6,624.
  11. National Book Auctions Index testarum conchyliorum quae adservantur in Museo Nicolai Gualtieri Philosophi et Medici Collegiati Florentini, Regiae Botanices Florentinae Academiae Socii in Pisano Athenaeo Medicinae Professoris emeriti et methodice exhibentur tabulis CX on August 23rd Actual price: USD $6,463.
  12. Bruun Rasmussen John Lennon Memorabilia: John and Yoko Calender 1970. on August 25th Actual price: USD $5,750.
  13. Auctionata ‘Untitled (Working Drawing)’ on August 27th Actual price: USD $5,444.
  14. Auctionata Untitled on August 27th Actual price: USD $5,444.
  15. Auctionata Pin. A fancy on August 25th Actual price: USD $5,000.
  16. Auctionata ‘Marilyn Monroe Crucifix’ on August 27th Actual price: USD $5,000.
  17. Auctionata ‘The Singers’ on August 27th Actual price: USD $5,000.
  18. National Book Auctions Tomoyoshi CONTEMPORARY ART AND THE ART OF THE FUTURE 1925 Antique Japanese Culture Plates Chemise & Slipcase on August 23rd Actual price: USD $4,700.
  19. Bruun Rasmussen Petermanns Geographische Mitteilungen: A. Petermann: Mitteilungen aus Justus Perthes' Geographischer Anstalt [...]. on August 25th Actual price: USD $4,600.
  20. Morton Casa de Subastas Historia Real Sagrada, Luz de Príncipes, y Súbditos. on August 25th Actual price: USD $4,464.
  21. Bruun Rasmussen Denmark's greatest storyteller: Important collection of letters from Karen Blixen to Viggo Kjær Petersen. on August 25th Actual price: USD $4,241.
  22. Clars Auction Gallery "Celestine Maja et Grotesques," on August 23rd Actual price: USD $4,165.
  23. Bruun Rasmussen Rousseau's works: Oeuvres completes. on August 25th Actual price: USD $4,025.
  24. Auctionata ‘SUMO’ on August 27th Actual price: USD $3,750.
  25. Morton Casa de Subastas Conquista dell' Indie Occidentali. on August 25th Actual price: USD $3,744.

 

For the week ahead 12 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Aug. 31st
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . Prints. 25 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 77 lots

Wed. Sep. 2nd
Lyon and Turnbull. Edinburgh. Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs. 403 lots

Thu. Sep. 3rd
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Cape Town. Books - Internet Bidstart 8/27. 438 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Books. 300 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 8/27. 410 lots
Vermot de Pas. Paris. CollectioMania II : Posters, Mai 68 Posters, Abstract and Contemporary Paintings and Prints, Tribal. 188 lots

Fri. Sep. 4th
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Autographs and Memorabilia. 210 lots

Sat. Sep. 5th
Aspire Auctions. Cleveland. Prints - Online - Internet Bidstart 8/28. 35 lots
Ferraton. Bruxelles. SPECIAL PUBLIC SALE Africa - Oceania - Pre-Columbian America BOOKS AND ARTICLES. 257 lots

Sun. Sep. 6th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 8/30.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 8/30.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

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  • <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
  • <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.