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  • <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 Unique and Beautifully Written Manuscript of 650 Quarto Pages - Unpublished History of Belle-Isle-En-Mer, 1754.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>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>
  • <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

Auction Update Review

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18 Auctions Archived, 26 Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday 10 October, 18 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 4 denominated in euros, 2 in British pounds,  and 12 in US dollars.  Turnover was $14,833,975 as 5,438 lots were offered and 4,153 sold for a 76.37% success rate.  It was a strong week. 

 

7 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Profiles in HistoryHollywood Auction - Day 3 on October 1st: $3,475,005 
SothebysPhotographs on October 7th: $3,280,375 
Profiles in HistoryHollywood Auction - Day 2 on September 30th: $2,692,310 
ChristiesPhotographs on October 6th: $1,661,375 
RR AuctionRemarkable Rarity - Internet bidstart 9/17 on September 24th: $1,141,731 
ChristiesPhotographs on October 5th: $1,061,000 
Profiles in HistoryHollywood Auction - Day 1 on September 29th: $1,028,018 

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

Profiles in HistoryHollywood Auction - Day 1 on September 29th: 135.80% 
Dorotheum Scientific Instruments: Globes on October 5th: 131.91% 
Alaska AuctionBooks and Prints on September 26th: 108.80% 


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

Alaska AuctionBooks and Prints on September 26th: 100.00% 
Alaska AuctionPrints on September 25th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 9/27 on October 4th: 98.81% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 9/27 on October 4th: 98.40% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 10/1 on October 8th: 85.56% 
TooveysAntiquarian and Collectors Books on October 6th: 80.43% 
TooveysPrints on October 7th: 80.00% 


18 total sales reported this week: 

TooveysPrints on October 7th: 80.00% 
TooveysAntiquarian and Collectors Books on October 6th: 80.43% 
Alaska AuctionPrints on September 25th: 100.00% 
Alaska AuctionBooks and Prints on September 26th: 100.00% 
Vermot de PasSporlympics - 2nd Part on October 5th: 59.92% 
Vermot de PasSporlympics - 1st Part on October 4th: 55.63% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 10/1 on October 8th: 85.56% 
SothebysPhotographs on October 7th: 59.64% 
Profiles in HistoryHollywood Auction - Day 3 on October 1st: 68.18% 
Profiles in HistoryHollywood Auction - Day 2 on September 30th: 76.10% 
Profiles in HistoryHollywood Auction - Day 1 on September 29th: 66.83% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on October 6th: 77.33% 
ChristiesPhotographs on October 6th: 56.00% 
Dorotheum Scientific Instruments: Globes on October 5th: 78.95% 
ChristiesPhotographs on October 5th: 57.14% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 9/27 on October 4th: 98.40% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 9/27 on October 4th: 98.81% 
RR AuctionRemarkable Rarity - Internet bidstart 9/17 on September 24th: 54.46% 

 

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys MAN IN POLYESTER SUIT on October 7th Actual price: USD $478,000.
  2. Profiles in History “Blockade Runner” filming miniature from Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope.  on October 1st Actual price: USD $450,000.
  3. Sothebys CAMPESINOS READING EL MACHETE on October 7th Actual price: USD $225,000.
  4. Profiles in History George Reeves “Superman” costume ensemble with fx “flying pan”. on September 30th Actual price: USD $216,000.
  5. Sothebys GEORGIA O'KEEFFE on October 7th Actual price: USD $212,500.
  6. Profiles in History Harrison Ford signature screen used “Indiana Jones” bullwhip. on October 1st Actual price: USD $204,000.
  7. RR Auction John F. Kennedy Handwritten Manuscript Announcing His Presidential Candidacy Handwritten Manuscript on September 24th Actual price: USD $196,000.
  8. Profiles in History Norma Shearer 1930 “Best Actress” Academy Award “Oscar” trophy for her role as “Jerry” in The Divorcee. on September 30th Actual price: USD $192,000.
  9. RR Auction The White House Plinth Plinth on September 24th Actual price: USD $183,750.
  10. Profiles in History Clyde De Vinna’s 1928/1929 “Best Cinematography” Academy Award for White Shadows in the South Seas on September 30th Actual price: USD $180,000.
  11. Christies Man's Construction, 1912 on October 5th Actual price: USD $161,000.
  12. Profiles in History Panavision PSR-148 35mm camera used on The Exorcist, The French Connection and other classic films. on September 30th Actual price: USD $128,000.
  13. Profiles in History “General Lee” 1969 Dodge Charger from The Dukes of Hazzard. on September 30th Actual price: USD $120,000.
  14. Sothebys NUDE (TINA ON THE AZOTEA) on October 7th Actual price: USD $118,750.
  15. Christies Helena Christensen, Debbie Lee Carrington, Vogue Italy, ET Mirage, California, 1990 on October 6th Actual price: USD $118,750.
  16. Sothebys 'PORTFOLIO VI' on October 7th Actual price: USD $112,500.
  17. Profiles in History Original screen-used hero Alien Creature head by H.R. Giger from Alien. on October 1st Actual price: USD $102,000.
  18. Profiles in History Carrie Fisher "Slave Leia" costume from Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi. on October 1st Actual price: USD $96,000.
  19. Sothebys 'PARMELIAN PRINTS OF THE HIGH SIERRAS' on October 7th Actual price: USD $93,750.
  20. Profiles in History Harrison Ford’s screen worn fedora from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. on October 1st Actual price: USD $90,000.
  21. Profiles in History Collection of (12) How the Grinch Stole Christmas screen-used production cels. on September 30th Actual price: USD $90,000.
  22. Profiles in History “Marty McFly” 2015 Nike “Mags” self-lacing shoes from Back to the Future II. on October 1st Actual price: USD $84,000.
  23. Profiles in History Leonard Nimoy “Spock” tunic from Star Trek: The Original Series. on October 1st Actual price: USD $84,000.
  24. Profiles in History Robert Shaw “Quint” hero harpoon rifle from Jaws. on October 1st Actual price: USD $84,000.
  25. Sothebys UNTITLED (CHICAGO LOOP) on October 7th Actual price: USD $81,250.

 

For the week ahead 26 sales are scheduled: 


Mon. Oct. 12th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 39 lots

Tue. Oct. 13th
Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions. Bruxelles . Auction of Old & Modern Books & Graphics, Cartography. 502 lots

Wed. Oct. 14th
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Documents: Travel and Exploration including Australia, Greece, and the Levan. 572 lots
Heritage Auctions. New York. Illustration Art. 502 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 9/25. 943 lots
Bonhams. Edinburgh. The Sporting Sale. 95 lots
Auctionata. New York. Illustration and Comic Art. 89 lots

Thu. Oct. 15th
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Fine Arts - Photography. 193 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Icons & Images: Fine & Vernacular Photographs. 362 lots
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Cape Town. Books - Internet Bidstart 10/8 PREVIEW. 358 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 10/8. 396 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Bibliophile. 450 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Illustrated & Children's Books - Oz - Fine Books in All Fields. 644 lots
Sothebys. Paris. The Library of Stéphane Mallarmé. 283 lots

Fri. Oct. 16th
ALDE. Paris. Books from the 16th to the 19th Century Theatre. 421 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Prints. 193 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Books, Prints, Photographs. 52 lots
Sothebys. New York. Francesco Scavullo: No End to Beauty. 89 lots

Sat. Oct. 17th
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Books and Prints. 36 lots
Alain and Evelyne Morel de Westgaver. 1050 Bruxelles. Postcards - Engravings, Prints - Books. 537 lots
Dorotheum . Vienna. Automobilia. 260 lots
Rago Arts and Auctions. Lambertville. October Sale - Prints. 14 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints. 129 lots

Sun. Oct. 18th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 10/11.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 10/11.
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints. 146 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

 
  • <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>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.