• <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>Forum Auctions:<br>The Moon: Vintage NASA Photographs 1964-1972 (Online Only). Now through October 18</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Now thru Oct. 18:</b> "The world's first view of the Earth taken by a spacecraft from the vicinity of the Moon" (NASA), Lunar Orbiter 1, 23 August 1966. Est. £600 to £800
    <b>Forum Auctions, Now thru Oct. 18:</b> Anders (William). The first Earthrise seen by Man, Apollo 8, December 1968. Est. £1,500 to £2,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Now thru Oct. 18:</b> Armstrong (Neil). The first photograph taken by Armstrong after setting foot on the Moon, Apollo 11, July 1969. Est. £600 to £800
    <b>Forum Auctions:<br>The Moon: Vintage NASA Photographs 1964-1972 (Online Only). Now through October 18</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Now thru Oct. 18:</b> Aldrin (Buzz). Aldrin's bootprint in the pristine lunar dust, Apollo 11, July 1969. Est. £600 to £800
    <b>Forum Auctions, Now thru Oct. 18:</b> Armstrong (Neil). Buzz Aldrin with the LM and Armstrong reflected in his visor, Apollo 11, July 1969. Est. £1,000 to £1,500
    <b>Forum Auctions, Now thru Oct. 18:</b> Full Moon seen from the receding spacecraft, Apollo 13, April 1970. Est £300 to £500
    <b>Forum Auctions:<br>The Moon: Vintage NASA Photographs 1964-1972 (Online Only). Now through October 18</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Now thru Oct. 18:</b> Craters Copernicus and Reinhold, Apollo 12, November 1969. Est. £300 to £500
    <b>Forum Auctions, Now thru Oct. 18:</b> Conrad (Pete). The photographer reflected in Alan Bean's gold-plated sun visor, Apollo 12, November 1969. Est. £800 to £1,200
    <b>Forum Auctions, Now thru Oct. 18:</b> Scott (David). James Irwin and the Rover, Mount Hadley beyond, Apollo 15, August 1951. Est. £400 to £600
    <b>Forum Auctions:<br>The Moon: Vintage NASA Photographs 1964-1972 (Online Only). Now through October 18</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Now thru Oct. 18:</b> Duke (Charles). John Young's jumping salute in lunar gravity, Apollo 16, April 1972. Est. £600 to £800
    <b>Forum Auctions, Now thru Oct. 18:</b> Cernan (Eugene). Harrison Schmitt with the flag, the Earth overhead, Apollo 17, December 1972. Est. £800 to £1,200
    <b>Forum Auctions, Now thru Oct. 18:</b> Evans (Ronald). The last Earthrise over the Moon seen by man, Apollo 17, December 1972. Est. £800 to £1,200
  • <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>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

Auction Update Review

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Swann Gallaries: Autographs.
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26 Auctions Archived, 29 Auctions Upcoming

26 Auctions Archived, 27    For the week ending Saturday September 19th, 26 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 2 denominated in Euros, 7 in British pounds, 1 in Australian Dollars, and 16 in US dollars.  Turnover was $9,414,892 as 5,290 lots were offered and 4,446 sold for an 84.05% success rate. 

2 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

ChristiesPrints and Multiples on September 16th: $4,815,075 
Swann GalleriesPrinted and Manuscript Americana on September 17th: $1,003,816

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

Bloomsbury AuctionsFine Clocks, Barometers, Scientific Instruments: Books on September 15th: 180.58% 
Swann GalleriesPrinted and Manuscript Americana on September 17th: 126.61% 
Rago Arts and AuctionsGreat Estates Auction - Books and Prints on September 11th: 110.25% 
SkinnerFine Prints and Photographs on September 11th: 107.84% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents: Opera and the History of Music on September 16th: 105.79% 

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

Bloomsbury AuctionsFine Clocks, Barometers, Scientific Instruments: Books on September 15th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 9/6 on September 13th: 99.20% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 9/6 on September 13th: 97.92% 
National Book AuctionsBooks and Ephemera on September 13th: 95.23% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 9/10 on September 17th: 95.17% 
Brunk AuctionsCatalogue Auction: Books and Prints on September 12th: 91.67% 
Charlton HallFall International Sale on September 12th: 89.55% 
Rago Arts and AuctionsAsian Arts - Woodblock Prints on September 10th: 89.00% 
Swann GalleriesPrinted and Manuscript Americana on September 17th: 88.56% 
SkinnerFine Prints and Photographs on September 11th: 84.89% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on September 15th: 80.52% 

26 total sales reported this week: 

National Book AuctionsBooks and Ephemera on September 13th: 95.23% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 9/10 on September 17th: 95.17% 
Swann GalleriesPrinted and Manuscript Americana on September 17th: 88.56% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsBooks and Works on Paper on September 17th: 69.63% 
ChristiesPrints and Multiples on September 17th: 65.71% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents: Opera and the History of Music on September 16th: 79.81% 
BonhamsPrints and Multiples on September 16th: 66.78% 
Bruun RasmussenBooks on September 15th: 79.31% 
ChristiesPrints and Multiples on September 16th: 77.09% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsRogers de Rin Collections and Properties on September 16th: 76.47% 
Paige AuctionAdvertising Memorabilia on September 15th: 61.76% 
Brunk AuctionsCatalogue Auction: Books and Prints on September 12th: 91.67% 
SkinnerFine Art Online - Prints Internet bidstart 9/2 on September 15th: 69.72% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsFine Clocks, Barometers, Scientific Instruments: Books on September 15th: 100.00% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on September 15th: 80.52% 
Charlton HallFall International Sale on September 12th: 89.55% 
Neal Auction CompanyFall Estates Auction - Books and Prints - Day 2 on September 13th: 66.67% 
Neal Auction CompanyFall Estates Auction - Books and Prints - Day 1 on September 12th: 67.39% 
Michaans AuctionsEstate Auction on September 12th: 59.52% 
SkinnerFine Prints and Photographs on September 11th: 84.89% 
Grays AuctioneersAntiques, Scientific Instruments - Books and Papers on September 9th: 40.00% 
Rago Arts and AuctionsGreat Estates Auction - Books and Prints on September 11th: 72.73% 
Australian Book AuctionsBooks on September 7th: 78.79% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 9/6 on September 13th: 97.92% 
Rago Arts and AuctionsAsian Arts - Woodblock Prints on September 10th: 89.00% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 9/6 on September 13th: 99.20%

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Christies Arearea no varua ino (Words of the Devil) on September 16th Actual price: USD $413,075.
  2. Christies Portfolio L'Estampe originale the near complete series of albums comprising 94 prints, 1893-1895 on September 16th Actual price: USD $227,075.
  3. Christies Andy Mouse screenprint in colours, 1986 on September 16th Actual price: USD $199,175.
  4. Christies Electric Chairs the complete set of ten screenprints in colours, 1971 on September 16th Actual price: USD $189,875.
  5. Christies Jazz 19 pochoirs in colours, 1947 on September 16th Actual price: USD $171,275.
  6. Christies Femme au Miroir linocut rincé printed in white, with China ink, 1963-64 on September 16th Actual price: USD $171,275.
  7. Christies Miroir de la Tauromachie the complete portfolio of four lithographs in colours, 1990 on September 16th Actual price: USD $143,375.
  8. Christies Le Repas Frugal, from: La Suite des Saltimbanques etching with drypoint, 1904 on September 16th Actual price: USD $124,775.
  9. Christies Reverie, from: 11 Pop Artists, Volume II screenprint in colours, 1965 on September 16th Actual price: USD $106,175.
  10. Christies Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, from: Reigning Queens screenprint in colours, 1985 on September 16th Actual price: USD $96,875.
  11. Christies Marilyn screenprint in colours, 1967 on September 16th Actual price: USD $96,875.
  12. Christies Bathers gouache monotype, 1902 on September 16th Actual price: USD $96,875.
  13. Christies Untitled, from: On the Bowery screenprint in colours, 1969-71 on September 16th Actual price: USD $87,188.
  14. Christies Landscape with Boats lithograph and screenprint in colours, 1996 on September 16th Actual price: USD $87,188.
  15. Christies Kerze II offset print in colours with hand-applied oil paint, 1989 on September 16th Actual price: USD $81,375.
  16. Christies Truck the complete set of four screenprints in colours, 1985 on September 16th Actual price: USD $77,500.
  17. Swann Galleries Manuscript furniture designs by an early 18th-century Philadelphia joiner. on September 17th Actual price: USD $75,000.
  18. Christies Sweet Dreams Baby!, from: 11 Pop Artists, Volume III screenprint in colours, 1965 on September 16th Actual price: USD $73,625.
  19. Christies chromogenic colour print mounted on aluminium, 2014 on September 16th Actual price: USD $71,688.
  20. Skinner Evening Wind on September 11th Actual price: USD $67,650.
  21. Bruun Rasmussen Allgemeine Naturgeschichte der Fische. on September 15th Actual price: USD $64,269.
  22. Christies Mickey screenprint in colours on September 17th Actual price: USD $62,000.
  23. Christies Liz offset lithograph in colours, 1964 on September 16th Actual price: USD $62,000.
  24. Christies Fusées the complete portfolio comprising 15 aquatints in colours, 1959 on September 16th Actual price: USD $62,000.
  25. Christies Views of Hotel Well III, from: Moving Focus lithograph in colours, 1984-1985 on September 16th Actual price: USD $58,125.

 

For the week ahead 29 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Sep. 21st
Bonhams. New York. The History of Science and Technology. 80 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Old Master Prints. 28 lots

Tue. Sep. 22nd
Bonhams. New York. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 291 lots
Dorotheum . Vienna. Books and Decorative Prints. 295 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 94 lots

Wed. Sep. 23rd
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. The Transport Sale. 8 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 70 lots

Thu. Sep. 24th
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books and Ephemera - Day 1. 770 lots
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Fine Prints. 235 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Remarkable Rarity - Internet bidstart 9/17. 101 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. 19th and 20th Century Prints and Drawings. 651 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Books and Manuscripts. 343 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 9/17.
Auctionata. New York. Meet the Masters: From Modern to Pop. 106 lots

Fri. Sep. 25th
Venator and Hanstein. Köln . Books, Prints, Autographs. 805 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books and Ephemera - Day 2. 373 lots
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Lee's Summit . Late Summer Sale. 164 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Prints. 21 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Six Day - Million Dollar Auction - Session 1. 685 lots

Sat. Sep. 26th
Venator and Hanstein. Köln . Modern and Contemporary Prints. 424 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Merrill C. Berman Collection Part III Americana & Political. 373 lots
Potomack Company. Alexandria. Fine Art and Antiques - Books, Prints. 36 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Books and Prints. 32 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Prints and Books. 39 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Six Day - Million Dollar Auction - Session 2. 628 lots

Sun. Sep. 27th
Grogan and Company. Dedham. September Auction - Books, Prints. 11 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 9/20.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 9/20.
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Six Day - Million Dollar Auction - Session 3. 783 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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>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>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
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