• <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
  • <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>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>

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

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  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 14:</b> William Oden Waller studio, <i>Manhattan Mary</i>, gouache and graphite, 1927. Sold for $77,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Missionary archive of Samuel W. and Gideon H. Pond, Minnesota, 1833-93. Sold for $112,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b> Richard Hakluyt, <i>Novus Orbis</i>, first printed use of “Virginia” on a map, Paris, 1587. Sold for $80,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 17:</b> Aegidius Romanus, <i>Lo libre del regiment dels princeps</i>, first edition in Catalan, Barcelona, 1480. Sold for $50,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> William Faulkner, <i>The Marble Faun</i>, first edition, signed & inscribed, Boston, 1924. Sold for $22,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 5:</b> Henry Ossawa Tanner, <i>Flight into Egypt</i>, oil on canvas, circa 1910. Sold for $341,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 2:</b> Edward Hopper, <i>The Lonely House</i>, etching, 1923. Sold for $317,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 7:</b> George Washington, Autograph Letter Signed, to his spymaster Benjamin Tallmadge, New Jersey, 1780. Sold for $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 19:</b> Saul Leiter, <i>Waiter, Paris</i>, chromogenic print, 1959. Sold for $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 26: </b> A. M. Cassandre, <i>Normandie / Maiden Voyage</i>, 1935. Sold for $20,000.