• <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.
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  • <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

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36 Auctions Archived, 32 Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday 31 October 36 auctions were archived to the RBHTD; 21 denominated in euros, 2 in British pounds, and 13 in US dollars.  Turnover was a brisk $24,768,193 as 9,674 lots were offered and 6,877 sold for a 71% success rate.  We are in the high season.

5 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

ChristiesPrints and Multiples on October 28th: $9,860,125 
SothebysCollection J.-A. S. - Grand Masters of Comic Strips on October 24th: $2,963,324 
RR AuctionSpace and Aviation - Internet bidstart 10/15 on October 22nd: $2,648,595 
PBA GalleriesRare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages: The Warren Heckrotte Collection, Part I on October 29th: $1,534,816 
Doyle New YorkPrints and Multiples on October 27th: $1,253,557 

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

PBA GalleriesRare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages: The Warren Heckrotte Collection, Part I on October 29th: 142.28% 
John McInnis AuctioneersEstate Auction - Cohasset, MA on October 24th: 130.41% 
Swann GalleriesEarly Printed & Medical Books on October 27th: 130.26% 
OSENATAutomobilia on October 24th: 127.04% 
BonhamsAutomobilia on October 30th: 126.48% 
SothebysCollection J.-A. S. - Grand Masters of Comic Strips on October 24th: 125.82% 
Galerie BassengeManuscripts, Rare Books, Theology on October 22nd: 119.10% 
Doyle New YorkPrints and Multiples on October 27th: 112.92% 
Alain and Evelyne Morel de WestgaverPostcards - Engravings, Prints - Books on October 17th: 111.94% 
RR AuctionSpace and Aviation - Internet bidstart 10/15 on October 22nd: 110.31% 
Waverly AuctionsRare Books on September 10th: 107.10% 
Galerie BassengeAutographs on October 23rd: 103.23% 

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

Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 10/18 on October 25th: 99.88% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 10/18 on October 25th: 99.55% 
PBA GalleriesRare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages: The Warren Heckrotte Collection, Part I on October 29th: 97.52% 
BonhamsAutomobilia on October 30th: 96.15% 
Swann GalleriesEarly Printed & Medical Books on October 27th: 96.10% 
Heritage AuctionsLegends of the West on October 25th: 94.55% 
Doyle New YorkPrints and Multiples on October 27th: 92.89% 
John McInnis AuctioneersEstate Auction - Cohasset, MA on October 24th: 92.11% 
Cowans AuctionsAmerican History: Timed Online Auction - Internet bidstart 10/15 on October 26th: 90.79% 
Waverly AuctionsRare Books on September 10th: 89.16% 
OSENATAutomobilia on October 24th: 88.48% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 10/22 on October 29th: 80.99% 

36 total sales reported this week: 

AuctionataWarhol Only on October 30th: 23.17% 
AuctionataPop Art on October 30th: 35.94% 
AuctionataPicasso, Miro, Chagall and Dali on October 29th: 45.24% 
BonhamsAutomobilia on October 30th: 96.15% 
PBA GalleriesRare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages: The Warren Heckrotte Collection, Part I on October 29th: 97.52% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 10/22 on October 29th: 80.99% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsCats: The Collection of the Late Marianne C. Gourary on October 29th: 63.79% 
Binoche et GiquelloSurrealism and Avant Guard in the 20th Century on October 28th: 38.63% 
ChristiesPrints and Multiples on October 28th: 76.95% 
ArtcurialPhotography - Amedeo M. Turello Collection on October 27th: 42.79% 
Swann GalleriesEarly Printed & Medical Books on October 27th: 96.10% 
Galerie BassengeModern Literature on October 24th: 54.92% 
Galerie BassengeAutographs on October 23rd: 67.87% 
Galerie BassengeLiterature and Children's Books on October 23rd: 52.48% 
Galerie BassengeManuscripts, Rare Books, Theology on October 22nd: 60.20% 
Galerie BassengeRare Books on October 22nd: 42.83% 
Galerie BassengeHistory, Geography and Travel Books on October 22nd: 44.44% 
Doyle New YorkPrints and Multiples on October 27th: 92.89% 
BonhamsPhotographs on October 27th: 47.17% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on October 27th: 78.69% 
Cowans AuctionsAmerican History: Timed Online Auction - Internet bidstart 10/15 on October 26th: 90.79% 
AguttesContemporary Photographs on June 1st: 55.00% 
AguttesContemporary Art and Photography on October 26th: 0.00% 
Bolaffi Ambassador AuctionsPhotography on October 8th: 65.85% 
RR AuctionSpace and Aviation - Internet bidstart 10/15 on October 22nd: 74.47% 
Alain and Evelyne Morel de WestgaverPostcards - Engravings, Prints - Books on October 17th: 66.11% 
Waverly AuctionsRare Books on September 10th: 89.16% 
OSENATAutomobilia on October 24th: 88.48% 
John McInnis AuctioneersEstate Auction - Cohasset, MA on October 24th: 92.11% 
PIASABoxing, Etc. - Prints, Books, Photographs on October 22nd: 43.23% 
SothebysCollection J.-A. S. - Grand Masters of Comic Strips on October 24th: 78.00% 
Binoche et GiquelloAntiquarian Books - Travel Books on October 21st: 54.84% 
AderPrints on October 20th: 66.67% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 10/18 on October 25th: 99.55% 
Heritage AuctionsLegends of the West on October 25th: 94.55% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 10/18 on October 25th: 99.88% 

 

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys Tintin, le sceptre d'Ottokar on October 24th Actual price: USD $1,719,300.
  2. RR Auction Apollo 15 Lunar Surface Chronograph on October 22nd Actual price: USD $1,625,000.
  3. Christies Mao the set of ten screenprints in colors on October 28th Actual price: USD $593,000.
  4. Christies Endangered Species the complete set of ten screenprints in colors on Lenox Museum Board, on October 28th Actual price: USD $509,000.
  5. Christies Jazz on October 28th Actual price: USD $425,000.
  6. Christies Roman Notes the complete set of six offset lithographs in colors on October 28th Actual price: USD $317,000.
  7. Christies Moonwalk the complete set of two screenprints in colors on Lenox Museum Board on October 28th Actual price: USD $281,000.
  8. Christies Sweet Dreams Baby! from 11 Pop Artists, Volume III on October 28th Actual price: USD $269,000.
  9. Sothebys Spirou et Fantasio, les pirates du silence on October 24th Actual price: USD $267,300.
  10. Galerie Bassenge Metamorphosis Insectorum Surinamensium. Umdruck... on October 22nd Actual price: USD $199,800.
  11. Christies Car Crash screenprint in black on wove paper on October 28th Actual price: USD $185,000.
  12. Christies Superman, from Myths on October 28th Actual price: USD $185,000.
  13. Sothebys Blake et Mortimer, la marque jaune on October 24th Actual price: USD $161,700.
  14. Christies Black Numeral Series the complete set of ten lithographs on October 28th Actual price: USD $161,000.
  15. Christies $ (4): one plate unique screenprint in colors on Lenox Museum Board on October 28th Actual price: USD $149,000.
  16. Christies Marilyn: one plate screenprint in colors on wove paper on October 28th Actual price: USD $149,000.
  17. PBA Galleries Puteshestvie Flota Kapitana Sarycheva po severovostochnoi chasti Sibiri, Ledovitomu moriu i vostochnomu okeanu... [English = Voyage of the Fleet Captain Sarychev over the northeastern part of Siberia, Frozen Sea and the Pacific Ocean, lasting eight years, on October 29th Actual price: USD $138,000.
  18. Christies Minotaure aveugle guidé par Marie-Thérèse au pigeon dans une nuit étoilée, from La Suite Vollard , from La Suite Vollard on October 28th Actual price: USD $137,000.
  19. PBA Galleries Carta Reducida Del Oceano Asiatico, Ó Mar Del Sur, Que Comprehende La Costa Oriental Y Occidental De La Peninsula De La California, Con El Golfo De Su Denominacion Antiguamente Conocido Por La De Mar De Cortés, Y De Las Costas De La América Septentrional on October 29th Actual price: USD $126,500.
  20. PBA Galleries Remarks in Support of the New Chart of North and South America; in Six Sheets on October 29th Actual price: USD $126,500.
  21. Christies The Seasons the complete set of four intaglios in color on October 28th Actual price: USD $125,000.
  22. Christies Truck the complete set of four screenprints in colors on Lenox Museum Board on October 28th Actual price: USD $118,750.
  23. Sothebys Flash Gordon on October 24th Actual price: USD $115,500.
  24. Christies Ten Landscapes the complete set of ten screenprints with photo-collage in colors on October 28th Actual price: USD $112,500.
  25. Christies 0 Through 9 lithograph on October 28th Actual price: USD $112,500.


For the week ahead 32 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Nov. 2nd
Sothebys. New York. Francesco Scavullo: No End to Beauty. 89 lots
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . Prints, Books. 10 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 85 lots

Tue. Nov. 3rd
Bonhams. London. Travel and Exploration - logbooks, prints, books. 58 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. American Prints from a Private Collection. 701 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Photographs, Autographs, Printed and Manuscript Ephemera. 261 lots

Wed. Nov. 4th
Zisska and Lacher. Munich. Books and Prints. 1994 lots
Heritage Auctions. New York. Manuscripts Grand Format Auction. 374 lots
Heritage Auctions. New York. Rare Books. 1072 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints. 40 lots
Dallas Auction Gallery. Dallas. Fine Arts -- Historical Documents, Books, Prints. 50 lots

Thu. Nov. 5th
Rago Arts and Auctions. Lambertville. Fine Art and Post War Contemporary - Prints. 55 lots
Christies. London -South Kensington. Posters. 155 lots
Rago Arts and Auctions. Lambertville. Post War and Contemporary - Prints. 234 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 10/29. 402 lots

Fri. Nov. 6th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Space Exploration. 382 lots
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Old Maps - Travel. 129 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Fine and Decorative Arts - Prints. 68 lots
Brunk Auctions. Asheville, NC . Books and Prints. 59 lots

Sat. Nov. 7th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Americana and Political. 260 lots
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . Estate Auction. 48 lots
Addison and Sarova. Macon. Fine & Rare Books, Featuring Selections from the Robert Easton Library. 219 lots
Ferraton. Bruxelles. Posters, Photographs and Prints. 582 lots
Mid Hudson Auction Galleries. Cornwall-on-Hudson, . In Association with Guernsey's: Gilbert Jones Collection. 63 lots
John McInnis Auctioneers. Amesbury. On Site Auction - Arundel, ME. 14 lots
Knotty Pine Auction Service. West Swanzey. Antique and Estate Book Sale. 325 lots
Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic Booksellers. Gahanna. Numismatic Books. 435 lots

Sun. Nov. 8th
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. Automobilia. 73 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 11/1.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 11/1.
John McInnis Auctioneers. Amesbury. On Site Auction - Arundel, ME - Session 2 - Prints, Book. 9 lots
Mid Hudson Auction Galleries. Cornwall-on-Hudson, . In Association with Guernsey's: Gilbert Jones Collection. 208 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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
  • <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>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