• <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>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
  • <b>Announcing a new Books for Sale platform hosted by Biblio!</b>
    <b>List your books simultaneously on Rare Book Hub and Biblio!</b>
  • <b>Ketterer Kunst Hamburg: Rare Books Auction on November 20th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books Nov. 20:</b><br><i>Biblia latina</i>, Nuremberg 1475. <br>Est: €18,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books Nov. 20:</b><br>Latin and French Book of Hours, Paris around 1490. Est: €60,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books Nov. 20:</b><br>P. J. Redouté, <i>Les Roses</i>, Paris 1828-29. Est: €12,000
    <b>Ketterer Kunst Hamburg: Rare Books Auction on November 20th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books Nov. 20:</b><br>G. W. Knorr, <i>Deliciae Naturae Selectae</i>, Doordrecht 1771. Est: €10,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books Nov. 20:</b><br>J. J. Spalowsky, <i>Beytrag zur Naturgeschichte der Vögel</i>, Vienna 1790-92. Est: €20,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books Nov. 20:</b><br>H. A. Châtelain, <i>Atlas historique</i>, Amsterdam 1718-20. Est: €20,000
    <b>Ketterer Kunst Hamburg: Rare Books Auction on November 20th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books Nov. 20:</b><br>K. Rasmussen, Thule-expedition, around 1925-33. Est: €28,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books Nov. 20:</b><br>E. Cerillo, <i>Dipinti murali di Pompei</i>, Napels 1886. Est: €3,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books Nov. 20:</b><br>W. Shakespeare, <i>The plays</i>, London 1807. Est: €1,500
    <b>Ketterer Kunst Hamburg: Rare Books Auction on November 20th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books Nov. 20:</b><br>G. Klimt, <i>Das Werk</i>, Vienna 1914. Est: €15,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books Nov. 20:</b><br><i>International Exhibition of Modern Art</i>, New York 1926. Est: €3,500
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books Nov. 20:</b><br><i>Arp – Delaunay – Magnelli – Taeuber-Arp</i>, Paris 1950. Est: €1,500

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33 Auctions Archived, 21 upcoming this week

For the week ended Saturday 3 October 33 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 12 denominated in euros, 6 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 14 in US dollars.  Turnover was $17,901,320 as 9,418 lots were offered and 7,402 sold for a 79% success rate.  It was a strong week.

3 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 


SothebysPrints and Multiples on September 29th: $6,350,305 
SothebysExploration & Discovery 1576-1939: The Library of Franklin Brooke-Hitching. Part 4, Q-Z on September 30th: $2,588,824 
SothebysMade in Britain on September 30th: $1,516,916 

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

SothebysA Collection of Historical Items on September 29th: 233.24% 
PIASAJapanese Art: Estate of Madam X - Woodblock Prints on September 30th: 217.35% 
SothebysExploration & Discovery 1576-1939: The Library of Franklin Brooke-Hitching. Part 4, Q-Z on September 30th: 183.23% 
Dorotheum Posters, Advertising Art, Comics, Film and Photohistory on September 29th: 156.99% 
ALDELibrary of Georges Wendling and other Amateur Collectors on October 2nd: 155.49% 
Adams Amsterdam AuctionsDesign, Photography and Books from the Collection of Frans Molenaar on September 29th: 140.32% 
Adams Amsterdam AuctionsModern Art from the Collection of Frans Molenaar on September 28th: 130.23% 
Heritage AuctionsMerrill C. Berman Collection Part III Americana & Political on September 26th: 110.23% 

Dirk Soulis AuctionsLate Summer Sale on September 25th: 106.91%  

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys SIGNED MANAGERIAL CONTRACT WITH BRIAN EPSTEIN, 1 OCTOBER 1962 on September 29th Actual price: USD $551,150.
  2. Sothebys COWBOYS AND INDIANS (F. & S. II.377-386) on September 29th Actual price: USD $460,550.
  3. Sothebys THE GIRLS ON THE BRIDGE (W. 628; S. 488) on September 29th Actual price: USD $333,710.
  4. Sothebys CAMPBELL'S SOUP II (F. & S. II.54-63) on September 29th Actual price: USD $315,590.
  5. Sothebys $ (4) (SEE F. & S. IIA.281-282) on September 29th Actual price: USD $261,230.
  6. Sothebys PORTRAITS DE FAMILLE ET VOYAGES, 1850 – 1870 FOLIO ALBUM, on September 29th Actual price: USD $252,000.
  7. Sothebys GOETHE (F. & S. II.270-273) on September 29th Actual price: USD $224,990.
  8. Sothebys DAPHNIS & CHLOÉ (C. BKS 46; M. 308-349) on September 29th Actual price: USD $206,870.
  9. Sothebys [STATUTS DE L'ORDRE DE SAINT-MICHEL.] on September 29th Actual price: USD $191,520.
  10. Sothebys AURORA AUSTRALIS. ANTARCTICA: “PUBLISHED AT THE WINTER QUARTERS OF THE BRITISH ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION, 1907 DURING THE WINTER MONTHS OF APRIL, MAY, JUNE, JULY, 1908… on September 30th Actual price: USD $184,975.
  11. Sothebys TWO NUDES (C. 284) on September 29th Actual price: USD $160,438.
  12. Sothebys ANDY MOUSE on September 29th Actual price: USD $160,438.
  13. Sothebys CAMOUFLAGE (F. & S. II.406-413) on September 29th Actual price: USD $151,000.
  14. Sothebys $ (9) (SEE F. & S. IIA.285-286) on September 29th Actual price: USD $151,000.
  15. Sothebys RETROSPECT (L. PP. 120-121) on September 29th Actual price: USD $141,563.
  16. Sothebys MÄDCHENAKT MIT SELBSTBILDNIS. - NACKTES MÄDCHEN MIT KETTE (DUBE H.128; SCHIEFLER H.95; GERCKEN 268) on September 29th Actual price: USD $132,125.
  17. Sothebys CLUMP OF TREES WITH A VISTA (B., HOLL. 222; NEW HOLL. 272; H. 263) on September 29th Actual price: USD $132,125.
  18. Sothebys THE STAR (F. & S. IIB.258) on September 29th Actual price: USD $122,688.
  19. Sothebys FAUNE DÉVOILANT UNE FEMME (B. 230; BA. 609) on September 29th Actual price: USD $122,688.
  20. Sothebys ANGST (W. 93; S. 62) on September 29th Actual price: USD $117,025.
  21. Venator and Hanstein Birds of Europe. on September 25th Actual price: USD $96,432.
  22. Sothebys COLOGNE CATHEDRAL (F. &. S. II.361-364) on September 29th Actual price: USD $94,375.
  23. Sothebys MADONNA (W. 39; S. 33) on September 29th Actual price: USD $94,375.
  24. Sothebys DESSINS POUR LA BIBLE (CRAMER BOOKS 42; MOURLOT 230-254) on September 29th Actual price: USD $90,600.
  25. Adams Amsterdam Auctions Splendid painting in black and grey by Sýkora on September 28th Actual price: USD $86,244.

 

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

SothebysA Collection of Historical Items on September 29th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 9/20 on September 27th: 100.00% 
Adams Amsterdam AuctionsDesign, Photography and Books from the Collection of Frans Molenaar on September 29th: 99.20% 
Heritage AuctionsMerrill C. Berman Collection Part III Americana & Political on September 26th: 98.66% 
SothebysExploration & Discovery 1576-1939: The Library of Franklin Brooke-Hitching. Part 4, Q-Z on September 30th: 97.71% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 9/20 on September 27th: 96.45% 
Dirk Soulis AuctionsLate Summer Sale on September 25th: 93.90% 
ALDELibrary of Georges Wendling and other Amateur Collectors on October 2nd: 91.89% 
Lancaster Mennonite Historical SocietyRare and Used Books on July 10th: 89.16% 
Lancaster Mennonite Historical SocietyRare and Used Books on September 11th: 88.42% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 9/24 on October 1st: 88.09% 
PIASAJapanese Art: Estate of Madam X - Woodblock Prints on September 30th: 87.50% 
SothebysPrints and Multiples on September 29th: 84.48% 
SothebysMade in Britain on September 30th: 83.68% 
Potomack CompanyFine Art and Antiques - Books, Prints on September 26th: 83.33% 
Grogan and CompanySeptember Auction - Books, Prints on September 27th: 81.82% 
Leslie Hindman AuctioneersFine Prints on September 25th: 80.00% 

33 total sales reported this week: 

ALDELibrary of Georges Wendling and other Amateur Collectors on October 2nd: 91.89% 
Venator and HansteinModern and Contemporary Prints on September 26th: 56.60% 
Venator and HansteinBooks, Prints, Autographs on September 25th: 57.76% 
Grogan and CompanySeptember Auction - Books, Prints on September 27th: 81.82% 
PIASAJapanese Art: Estate of Madam X - Woodblock Prints on September 30th: 87.50% 
Potomack CompanyFine Art and Antiques - Books, Prints on September 26th: 83.33% 
Potomack CompanyPrints, Books on September 29th: 78.57% 
AuctionataPrints and Editions on September 28th: 60.00% 
Dorotheum Prints on September 30th: 64.81% 
Dorotheum Posters, Advertising Art, Comics, Film and Photohistory on September 29th: 78.55% 
Bruun RasmussenPhotographs on September 29th: 48.18% 
SothebysMade in Britain on September 30th: 83.68% 
SothebysRock and Pop on September 29th: 36.92% 
SothebysA Collection of Historical Items on September 29th: 100.00% 
SothebysExploration & Discovery 1576-1939: The Library of Franklin Brooke-Hitching. Part 4, Q-Z on September 30th: 97.71% 
SothebysPrints and Multiples on September 29th: 84.48% 
Morton Casa de SubastasBooks and Documents on September 29th: 42.77% 
Heritage AuctionsChuck Jones Birthday Auction Benefiting the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity on October 1st: 44.83% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 9/24 on October 1st: 88.09% 
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersBooks and Ephemera - Day 2 on September 25th: 68.36% 
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersBooks and Ephemera - Day 1 on September 24th: 71.69% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on September 29th: 75.31% 
Adams Amsterdam AuctionsDesign, Photography and Books from the Collection of Frans Molenaar on September 29th: 99.20% 
Adams Amsterdam AuctionsModern Art from the Collection of Frans Molenaar on September 28th: 78.68% 
Lancaster Mennonite Historical SocietyRare and Used Books on July 10th: 89.16% 
Lancaster Mennonite Historical SocietyRare and Used Books on September 11th: 88.42% 
Dirk Soulis AuctionsLate Summer Sale on September 25th: 93.90% 
EldredsPrints and Books on September 26th: 69.23% 
Leslie Hindman AuctioneersFine Prints on September 25th: 80.00% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsAdvertising, Coin-Op and Vintage Poster on September 20th: 74.97% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 9/20 on September 27th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 9/20 on September 27th: 96.45% 
Heritage AuctionsMerrill C. Berman Collection Part III Americana & Political on September 26th: 98.66%


For the week ahead 21 sales are scheduled: Mon. Oct. 5th 

Christies. New York. Photographs. 42 lots 
Dorotheum . Vienna. Scientific Instruments: Globes. 19 lots 
Vermot de Pas. Paris. Sporlympics - 2nd Part. 478 lots 
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 75 lots 

Tue. Oct. 6th 
Christies. New York. Photographs. 175 lots 
Tooveys. West Sussex. Antiquarian and Collectors Books. 414 lots 
Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers. Kilkenny. Important Country House Sale - Furness, Naas, Co. Kildare. 280 lots 

Wed. Oct. 7th 
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints. 45 lots 
Sothebys. New York. Photographs. 223 lots 
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Equestrian Library - Mr. X. 289 lots 

Thu. Oct. 8th 
Bolaffi Ambassador Auctions. Milan. Photography. 284 lots 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 10/1. 284 lots 

Fri. Oct. 9th 
Marc van de Wiele Auctions. Brugge. Books. 462 lots 
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Books, Prints. 13 lots 

Sat. Oct. 10th 
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . Estate Auction. 29 lots 
Nosbüsch & Stucke. Berlin. Books. 1203 lots 
Marc van de Wiele Auctions. Brugge. Books. 647 lots 
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Books and Prints. 20 lots 

Sun. Oct. 11th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 10/4
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 10/4
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

 

  • <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>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>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.