• <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
  • <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
  • <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
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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>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>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>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.