• <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
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  • <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

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   For the week ending Saturday September 12th, 9 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 2 denominated in euros, 2 in British pounds, and 5 in US dollars.  Turnover was $669,316 as 2,929 lots were offered and 2,646 sold for an 90.34% success rate. 

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

FerratonSPECIAL PUBLIC SALE Africa - Oceania - Pre-Columbian America BOOKS AND ARTICLES on September 5th: 226.23% 


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

Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 8/30 on September 6th: 98.87% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 8/30 on September 6th: 98.73% 
Aspire AuctionsPrints - Online - Internet Bidstart 8/28 on September 5th: 98.21% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 9/3 on September 10th: 92.86% 
TooveysPrints on September 9th: 89.66% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on September 8th: 85.48% 
FerratonSPECIAL PUBLIC SALE Africa - Oceania - Pre-Columbian America BOOKS AND ARTICLES on September 5th: 83.66% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsBibliophile on September 10th: 81.68% 


9 total sales reported this week: 

Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 9/3 on September 10th: 92.86% 
TooveysPrints on September 9th: 89.66% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsBibliophile on September 10th: 81.68% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on September 8th: 85.48% 
FerratonSPECIAL PUBLIC SALE Africa - Oceania - Pre-Columbian America BOOKS AND ARTICLES on September 5th: 83.66% 
Aspire AuctionsPrints - Online - Internet Bidstart 8/28 on September 5th: 98.21% 
PBA GalleriesFine Books on September 3rd: 75.00% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 8/30 on September 6th: 98.73% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 8/30 on September 6th: 98.87% 

 
The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Ferraton « Voyages Haut Congo ». Manuscrit autographe comprenant deux volumes : on September 5th Actual price: USD $32,200.
  2. PBA Galleries Fruits of Mormonism, or a fair and candid Statement of Facts illustrative of Mormon Principles, Mormon Policy, and Mormon Character, by more than Forty Eye-Witnesses on September 3rd Actual price: USD $18,000.
  3. PBA Galleries A Chronological History of the Discoveries in the South Sea or Pacific Ocean on September 3rd Actual price: USD $7,200.
  4. PBA Galleries Thirty-eight stereoview photographs of Alaska and the Pacific Northwest, most by Richard Maynard on September 3rd Actual price: USD $6,600.
  5. PBA Galleries [The Grounds and Rules of Musick explained: or, An Introduction to the art of singing by note Fitted to the meanest capacities] on September 3rd Actual price: USD $4,800.
  6. Bloomsbury Auctions ou Exposition des Considerations Relatives a l'Histoire Naturelle des Animaux 2 vol. on September 10th Actual price: USD $4,201.
  7. PBA Galleries Die neuwen Inseln so hinder Hispanien gegen Orient bey dem land Indie ligen on September 3rd Actual price: USD $4,200.
  8. Heritage Auctions Wonder Woman #6 on September 6th Actual price: USD $3,585.
  9. Heritage Auctions Tales of Suspense #39 on September 6th Actual price: USD $3,585.
  10. Aspire Auctions Veiled, 1971. on September 5th Actual price: USD $3,479.
  11. Bloomsbury Auctions A Lecture on the preservation of persons in the hour of shipwreck; on September 10th Actual price: USD $3,437.
  12. Bloomsbury Auctions A group of 12 rice paper paintings of textile manufacture and food production on September 10th Actual price: USD $3,437.
  13. PBA Galleries Left by the Indians. Story of My Life. [wrapper title] on September 3rd Actual price: USD $3,300.
  14. PBA Galleries Orbis terrae compendiosa descriptio: quam ex magna universali Gerardi Mercatoris Domino Richardo Gartho, geographie ac aeterarum bonarum artium amatori ac fautori summo, in veteris amicitie ac familiaritatis memoria Rumoldus Mercator fieri curabat A0. M.D on September 3rd Actual price: USD $2,700.
  15. Heritage Auctions X-Men #1 on September 6th Actual price: USD $2,510.
  16. PBA Galleries Photograph of John Muir, signed by him in ink beneath the image on September 3rd Actual price: USD $2,280.
  17. Heritage Auctions Captain America Sketch Original Art on September 6th Actual price: USD $2,271.
  18. Aspire Auctions Marginal, 1971. on September 5th Actual price: USD $2,214.
  19. PBA Galleries Matrix: A Review For Printers and Bibliophiles. Volumes 1-26 on September 3rd Actual price: USD $2,040.
  20. Aspire Auctions Dimensional, 1971. on September 5th Actual price: USD $2,013.
  21. Ferraton Ensemble de +/- 175 photos, presque en majorité avec le cachet au verso de "Photo Congopresse", le nom du Cdt Dandoy et une notice dactylographiée collée. La plupart représentent des personnages isolés. on September 5th Actual price: USD $1,960.
  22. PBA Galleries History of the Expedition under the Command of Lewis and Clark to the Sources of the Missouri River, thence across the Rocky Mountains and down the Columbia River to the Pacific Ocean performed during the Years 1804-5-6, by Order of the Government of the on September 3rd Actual price: USD $1,920.
  23. PBA Galleries Vast collection of Hotel luggage labels on September 3rd Actual price: USD $1,920.
  24. Heritage Auctions Action Comics #252 on September 6th Actual price: USD $1,912.
  25. Heritage Auctions Justice League of America #121 Page 5 Original Art on September 6th Actual price: USD $1,912.


For the week ahead 32 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Sep. 14th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 77 lots

Tue. Sep. 15th
Paige Auction. Portland. Advertising Memorabilia. 136 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Fine Clocks, Barometers, Scientific Instruments: Books. 8 lots
Skinner. Boston. Fine Art Online - Prints Internet bidstart 9/2. 109 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Books. 29 lots
Quagga Rare Books and Art. Cape Town. Collectible Africana Books, Art and Ephemera - Internet bidstart 9/8. 21 lots

Wed. Sep. 16th
Christies. London - King Street. Prints and Multiples. 179 lots
Bonhams. London. Prints and Multiples. 283 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Documents: Opera and the History of Music. 718 lots
Old World Auctions. Glen Allen. Antique Maps, Globes, Charts, Atlases & Vintage Graphics. 806 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 8/21. 1130 lots
PIASA. Paris. Wegman: Dogs on Furniture. 37 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Rogers de Rin Collections and Properties. 17 lots

Thu. Sep. 17th
Christies. London -South Kensington. Prints and Multiples. 245 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Printed and Manuscript Americana. 411 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Books. 192 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 9/10. 269 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Books and Works on Paper. 349 lots

Fri. Sep. 18th
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Prints, Books, Photographs. 69 lots
Koller Auctions. Geneve. Prints. 94 lots
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Reopening Sale: Prints. 98 lots
Koller Auctions. Zurich. A Private Collection of Italian Manuscript Illumination. 71 lots

Sat. Sep. 19th
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Advertising, Coin-Op and Vintage Poster. 995 lots
Heritage Auctions. New York. Entertainment and Music Memorabilia. 1032 lots
Arader Galleries. New York City. Audubon's Aquatints of Birds and Quads, Important Maps and Natural History Watercolors. 213 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints.
Skinner. Boston. Asian Works of Art - Prints. 82 lots
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Books and Autographs. 548 lots
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Photography. 129 lots

Sun. Sep. 20th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 9/13.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 9/13.
Carlsen Gallery. Greenville, NY. Prints, Books. 13 lots

Bruce McKinney

 

RBH and AE

 

 

  • <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
  • <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.