• <b>Bonhams, March 9. Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including the Kennedy Years</b>
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> BROWNING, ELIZABETH BARRETT. Autograph Manuscript Initialed ("E.B.B."), being the working notebook for the poems contained in <i>The Seraphim and Other Poems</i>. $400,000 to 600,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> WILDE, OSCAR. Two leaves, pp 31-34, from the first appearance of <i>The Picture of Dorian Gray in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine for July, 1890</i>, with Wilde's autograph revisions. $40,000 to 60,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Comedies, Histories and Tragedies; Published according to the true Originall Copies. Second Impression. [THE SECOND FOLIO.]</i> $200,000 to 300,000
    <b>Bonhams, March 9. Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including the Kennedy Years</b>
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> KENNEDY, JOHN FITZGERALD. Photograph Signed ("John F. Kennedy") and Inscribed, 8 x 10 inch gelatin silver print, of Senator Kennedy and Miss Barelli, at the swearing of the secretarial oath for Miss Barelli. $1,200 to 1,800
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> COOPER, JAMES FENIMORE. Autograph Manuscript, being Chapter XXVII of <i>Afloat and Ashore</i>. $15,000 to 20,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> IRVING, WASHINGTON. Autograph Manuscript, being Chapter 20 from Volume IV of <i>The Life of George Washington</i>. $20,000 to 30,000
    <b>Bonhams, March 9. Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including the Kennedy Years</b>
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> VERNE, JULES. Autograph Manuscript Signed ("Jules Verne"), being the complete short story "<i>Une fantaisie de docteur Ox</i>". $100,000 to 150,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> ALCHEMY. <i>[The Crowning of Nature, or Coronatio Naturae.]</i> Original alchemical manuscript on paper, ruled in red, with watermark of the arms of Schieland. $100,000 to 150,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> DE JODE, CORNELUS. 1568 - 1600. <i>Quivirae Regnu, Cum Alija Versus Borea</i>. [Antwerp: Arnoldum Coninx, 1593]. $7,000 to 10,000
    <b>Bonhams, March 9. Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including the Kennedy Years</b>
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> HOOKER, JOSEPH DALTON. <i>The Rhododendrons of Sikkim-Himalaya; Being an Account, Botanical and Geographical, of the Rhododendrons Recently Discovered in the Mountains of Eastern Himalaya</i>… $7,000 to 10,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> CATLIN, GEORGE. <i>North American Indian Portfolio. Hunting scenes and amusements of the Rocky Mountains and prairies of America. From drawings and notes of the author, made during eight years' travel.</i> $20,000 to 30,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> LINCOLN, ABRAHAM. HESLER, ALEXANDER. Platinum print, 8 3/4 x 6 3/4 in, of a beardless Lincoln, 1860.<br>$2,000 to 3,000
  • <b>Sotheby’s London: Travel, Atlases, Maps & Natural History. 9 May 2017. Viewing 5 – 8 May.</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s London, 9 May:</b> Ackermann, Rudolph—Uwins, Thomas. A collection of 240 drawings for Rudolph Ackermann's <i>Repository of Arts</i> magazine, 1809-1828. £20,000 – 30,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London, 9 May:</b> Blaeu, Willem Janszoon, and Joan. <i>Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, Sive Atlas Novus in Quo Tabulae et Descriptiones Omnium Regionum.</i> 1640-1654. £100,000 – 150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London, 9 May:</b> Mercator, Gerard and Jodocus Hondius. <i>L’Atlas ou Méditations Cosmographiques de la Fabrique du Monde et Figure Diceluy.</i> 1613. £60,000 – 80,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London: Travel, Atlases, Maps & Natural History. 9 May 2017. Viewing 5 – 8 May.</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s London, 9 May:</b> Speed, John. <i>The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain, Presenting an Exact Geography of the Kingdom of England, Scotland, Ireland and the Isles Adjoyning...</i> £100,000 – 150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London, 9 May:</b> Wit, Frederick De. [General Atlas], With The Engraved Title For Atlas Maior. Amsterdam, [C.1688-1696]. £50,000 – 70,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London, 9 May:</b> Kuntz, Joh. Rudolph. <i>[Abbildungen Königlich Württembergischer Gestütts-Pferde von Orientalischen Racen.</I> Stuttgart: Ebner 1823–1824]. £30,000 – 40,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London: Travel, Atlases, Maps & Natural History. 9 May 2017. Viewing 5 – 8 May.</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s London, 9 May:</b> Lawrence, T.E. Ivory Silk Thawb, Or Under-Robe, Presented by Lawrence of Arabia to a family friend. £10,000 – 15,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London, 9 May:</b> Blaeu, Joan. <i>Archipelagus Orientalis Sive Asiaticus</i>. Amsterdam: Joan Blaeu, [1659]. £200,000 – 250,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London, 9 May:</b> Blaeu, Joan. <i>Asiae Descriptio Novissima</i>. Amsterdam: Joan Blaeu, [1659]. £60,000 – 80,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London: Travel, Atlases, Maps & Natural History. 9 May 2017. Viewing 5 – 8 May.</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s London, 9 May:</b> Japanese bird paintings—(Rinchô Zu). A Pair Of Painted Scrolls of Birds. [Japan, Late 18th Or Early 19th Century]. £25,000 – 35,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London, 9 May:</b> Huang, Qianren. Da Qing Wannian Yitong Tianxia Quantu [Complete Map of the Whole Unified Country of the Great Qing]. [1803]. £80,000 – 120,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London, 9 May:</b> Sôkaku or Ryôsei Jôkei. Da Ming Sheng Tu, [Map of (China Under) The Great Ming Dynasty]. (1691 Or 1711). £80,000 – 120,000

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>Seth Kaller:</b> “America the Beautiful”
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> George Washington, Tongue-in-Cheek, Writes James McHenry About His Wife or Mistress—But Funding the Continental Army is the Real Topic
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Young’s Map of the United States
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> President Lincoln & His Most Profitable Client, the Illinois Central Railroad
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Lincoln Thanks Former Pro-Slavery and Newly Republican Congressman for a Fiery Anti-Slavery Speech at a Philadelphia Campaign Rally
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> “A Visit From St. Nicholas” - great association copy inscribed by Clement C. Moore
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Einstein Agrees to Allow “a Short Book on the Hydrogen Bomb” to Use His Statement Made on Eleanor Roosevelt’s TV Show
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> The Building Blocks of Albert Einstein’s Creative Mind
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> A Unique Manuscript Map of Block Island Sound Including Fisher’s and Gardiner’s Islands, the Hamptons, and Montauk Point
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> J.R.R. Tolkien Writes his Proofreader with a Lengthy Discussion of the Lord of the Rings, Including Criticism of Radio Broadcasts of his Work
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Six Benjamin Franklin Signed Receipts – Including his Earliest Obtainable Autograph — Acknowledging a Donation to the Famous Library Company He Founded, and Five Payments for His Pennsylvania Gazette
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Sherman Dishes on Lincoln & Thomas, Meade, Sheridan, Halleck & Grant
  • <b>Ketterer Kunst Hamburg, Rare Books Auction on May 22</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 22:</b><br>Book of hours, manuscript on vellum. Around 1520. Est: € 15,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 22:</b><br>H. Schedel, <i>Liber chronicarum</i>. 1493. Est: € 60,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 22:</b><br><i> Biblia germanica</i>. 1475/1476.<br>Est: € 140,000
    <b>Ketterer Kunst Hamburg, Rare Books Auction on May 22</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 22:</b><br>A. Ortelius, <i>Theatrum orbis terrarum</i>. 1574. Est: € 26,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 22:</b><br>L. de Varthema, <i>Die ritterlich und lobwirdig Rays</i>. 1515. Est: € 15,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 22:</b><br>J. H. van Linschoten, <i>His Discours of Voyages</i>. 1598. Est: € 70,000
    <b>Ketterer Kunst Hamburg, Rare Books Auction on May 22</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 22:</b><br>J. G. Stedman, <i>Narrative of Surinam</i>. 1806. Est: € 8,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 22:</b><br>A. von Menzel, <i>Armeewerk Friedrichs d. Gr.</i> 1850-1860. Est: € 50,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 22:</b><br>G. Heym, <i>Umbra Vitae</i>. 1924.<br>Est: € 8,000
    <b>Ketterer Kunst Hamburg, Rare Books Auction on May 22</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 22:</b><br>Master binding by G. Levitzky. 1914. Est: € 2,500
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 22:</b><br>R. Char, <i>A la santé du serpent</i>. 1954. Est: € 8,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 22:</b><br>Nam June Paik, <i>Fluxus Testament</i>. 1975. Est: € 18,000
  • <b>Now in press: 19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy.</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> <i>The First American Magna Carta. English Liberties.</i> Boston, 1721.
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Babbage presentation to Peel, the man who killed the Difference Engine 1832
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> The Stamp Act. 1765
    <b>Now in press: 19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy.</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Central Park Photographs by Prevost 1862
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Salem Witch Trials. Wonders of the Invisible World 1693
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Mammoth print of Millie-Christine, "The Carolina Twins" c. 1868
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4: Autographs</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Ernest Hemingway, Autograph Letter Signed "Love / Mr. Papa," to Marlene Dietrich, Cuba, 1952. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Alexis de Tocqueville, Autograph Letter Signed, on the publication of <i> Democracy in America </i>, 1837. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Thomas Hart Benton, Autograph Manuscript, draft of <i>The Mechanics of Form Organization in Painting</i>, with sketches, 1926. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4: Autographs</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Elliot Erwitt, photograph of Kennedy & Eisenhower, signed by both,<br>c. 1960. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> John Adams, Partly-printed Document Signed, as President, countersigned by Secretary of State Timothy Pickering, 1798. $4,000 to $6,000. 
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Graphite drawing of Albert Einstein, signed by him & the artist, S.N. Swamy, 1950. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4: Autographs</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Autograph Musical Quotation Signed, London, 1888. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Thomas Jefferson, Partly-printed vellum Document Signed, as President, countersigned by Secretary of State James Madison, 1809. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Agatha Christie, Autograph Manuscript notebook with early drafts for numerous novels, Baghdad, circa 1948. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4: Autographs</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Claude Monet, Autograph Letter Signed to Desmond Fitzgerald, in French, 1889. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Photograph of Fidel Castro, Signed & Inscribed, in Spanish, 1955. $3,500 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Frederick Stuart Church, archive of 17 illustrated Autograph Letters Signed to Evander Schley, 1905-11. $5,000 to $7,500.