• <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> FRENCH REVOLUTION 1793. Déclaration des droits de l’Homme. 2,55 x 1,30m.A 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. Vedute di Roma, 1748-1775. 107 etchings. An exceptional copy. printed and bound before 1780. Est. €50,000 - 80,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, Oct. 30:</b> SADE. Autograph annotations by Sade facing 12 erotic drawings for Juliette. Est. €40,000 – 60,000
  • <b>Sotheby’s New York: The Magnificent Botanical Library of D. F. Allen. October 26, 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Oct. 26:</b> 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>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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25 Auctions Archived, 34 Upcoming This Week

For the week ended Saturday 7 November 25 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 9 denominated in euros, 4 in British pounds, and 12 in US dollars.  Turnover was $12,557,518 as 7,956 lots were offered and 6,039 sold for a robust 76%.  We are in the high season.

4 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Heritage AuctionsManuscripts Grand Format Auction on November 5th: $3,744,764 
Swann GalleriesAmerican Prints from a Private Collection on November 4th: $3,018,305 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books on November 5th: $1,313,423 
ChristiesPosters on November 5th: $1,102,193 

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

Marc van de Wiele AuctionsBooks on October 9th: 142.39% 
Heritage AuctionsManuscripts Grand Format Auction on November 5th: 124.59% 
Marc van de Wiele AuctionsBooks on October 10th: 114.51% 

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

SothebysFrancesco Scavullo: No End to Beauty on November 2nd: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 10/23 on November 1st: 99.78% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 10/25 on November 1st: 98.30% 
TooveysPrints on November 4th: 92.50% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books on November 5th: 87.22% 
Heritage AuctionsManuscripts Grand Format Auction on November 5th: 86.10% 
Marc van de Wiele AuctionsBooks on October 9th: 85.93% 
TooveysPhotographs, Autographs, Printed and Manuscript Ephemera on November 3rd: 85.06% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on November 3rd: 83.53% 
FreemansModern and Contemporary Prints on November 1st: 83.02% 
Winter AssociatesPrints, Books on November 2nd: 80.00% 

25 total sales reported this week: 

Rago Arts and AuctionsFine Art and Post War Contemporary - Prints on November 5th: 74.55% 
Rago Arts and AuctionsPost War and Contemporary - Prints on November 5th: 63.68% 
ChristiesPosters on November 5th: 73.08% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 10/29 on November 5th: 77.36% 
Heritage AuctionsManuscripts Grand Format Auction on November 5th: 86.10% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books on November 5th: 87.22% 
Hauff and AuvermannBooks, autographs, avant-garde and posters Part 2 on October 31st: 55.50% 
Hauff and AuvermannModern Art - Prints on October 30th: 57.22% 
Hauff and AuvermannBooks, autographs, avant-garde and posters Part 1 on October 31st: 57.38% 
Swann GalleriesAmerican Prints from a Private Collection on November 4th: 64.34% 
TooveysPhotographs, Autographs, Printed and Manuscript Ephemera on November 3rd: 85.06% 
TooveysPrints on November 4th: 92.50% 
BonhamsTravel and Exploration - logbooks, prints, books on November 3rd: 77.59% 
Winter AssociatesPrints, Books on November 2nd: 80.00% 
ArtcurialAutomobilia on November 1st: 71.01% 
TajanPhotographs on October 29th: 22.03% 
TajanPhotographies from the Don Sanders' Collection on October 29th: 24.54% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on November 3rd: 83.53% 
Marc van de Wiele AuctionsBooks on October 10th: 79.44% 
Marc van de Wiele AuctionsBooks on October 9th: 85.93% 
Archives International AuctionsAIA Part XXIX - Session 1 - Wall St. Bourse on October 24th: 65.48% 
FreemansModern and Contemporary Prints on November 1st: 83.02% 
SothebysFrancesco Scavullo: No End to Beauty on November 2nd: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 10/25 on November 1st: 98.30% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 10/23 on November 1st: 99.78% 

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Heritage Auctions Abraham Lincoln Autograph Manuscript Signed, the Last Paragraph of His Second Inaugural Address, Circa March 1865. on November 5th Actual price: USD $2,213,000.
  2. Heritage Auctions Francis Peyton Rous: Nobel Prize Medal, Diploma, and Related Materials. on November 5th Actual price: USD $461,000.
  3. Heritage Auctions [Slavery]. Wederstrandt Family Archive of Correspondence, Documents, and Plantation Ledgers Regarding Their Ownership of Three Plantations in Louisiana. on November 5th Actual price: USD $118,750.
  4. Rago Arts and Auctions Muhammad Ali, 1978 on November 5th Actual price: USD $112,500.
  5. Rago Arts and Auctions Grace Kelly, 1984 on November 5th Actual price: USD $106,250.
  6. Christies L'IMPOSSIBLE MONSIEUR BÉBÉ on November 5th Actual price: USD $104,120.
  7. Heritage Auctions George Washington Autograph Letter Signed, With Initialed Postscript and Franking Signature. on November 5th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  8. Heritage Auctions Erwin Rommel Autograph Letter Twice Signed to Adolf Hitler. on November 5th Actual price: USD $78,125.
  9. Swann Galleries The Great Jewish Bride on November 4th Actual price: USD $75,000.
  10. Swann Galleries Wet Night, Route 6 on November 4th Actual price: USD $72,500.
  11. Bonhams An important album of sketches including the second known (and first detailed) panorama of Honolulu, and the earliest known view of Kealakekua Bay taken from Ka'awaloa, [Hawaii, Pitcairn, Marquesas Islands, Peru and Chile, 1837-1840] on November 3rd Actual price: USD $67,375.
  12. Swann Galleries Self Portrait in a Cap and Scarf with the Face Dark: Bust on November 4th Actual price: USD $65,000.
  13. Heritage Auctions Voyage Pittoresque autour du Monde, avec des Portraits de Sauvages d'Amérique, d'Asie, d'Afrique, et des Iles du Grand Ocean; des Paysages, des Vues Maritimes, et Pllusieurs Objets d'Histoire Naturelle; Accompagné de Descriptions par M. le Baron Cuvier, e on November 5th Actual price: USD $62,500.
  14. Bonhams A rare 18 1/2-inch Vincenzo Coronelli terrestrial globe, on November 3rd Actual price: USD $57,750.
  15. Christies MODIANO on November 5th Actual price: USD $57,000.
  16. Swann Galleries Old Man in Meditation, Leaning on a Book on November 4th Actual price: USD $52,500.
  17. Swann Galleries Self Portrait with Plumed Cap and Lowered Sabre on November 4th Actual price: USD $52,500.
  18. Swann Galleries The Sea Monster on November 4th Actual price: USD $50,000.
  19. Christies FLYING DOWN TO RIO on November 5th Actual price: USD $49,400.
  20. Freemans FORMS IN SPACE on November 1st Actual price: USD $48,750.
  21. Bonhams Indian Amateur's Photographic Album, nos. 1-31 (no. 5 being an 'Appendix', see below) bound in 3 vol., FIRST EDITION, [Bombay, William Henderson, November 1856-May 1859] on November 3rd Actual price: USD $48,125.
  22. Swann Galleries Jan Lutma, Goldsmith on November 4th Actual price: USD $47,500.
  23. Christies TO LONDON BY SLEEPER on November 5th Actual price: USD $45,600.
  24. Swann Galleries Rembrandt et jeune fille de profil on November 4th Actual price: USD $45,000.
  25. Heritage Auctions George Washington Franking Signature on a Cover Addressed to Thomas Jefferson. on November 5th Actual price: USD $45,000.


For the week ahead 34 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Nov. 9th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 69 lots

Tue. Nov. 10th
Paige Auction. Portland. Joy of Collecting. 66 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. 19th & 20th Century Literature Featuring The Lawrence M. Solomon Collection. 573 lots
Ader. PARIS. Ancient and Modern Books. 128 lots
Stockholms Auktionsverk. Stockholm. Prints and Photographs. 78 lots

Wed. Nov. 11th
Bonhams. London. Books. 284 lots
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 417 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Travel & Natural History, Maps, Prints, Sporting Art. 560 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 10/23. 1182 lots

Thu. Nov. 12th
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Motoring Literature, Automobilia, Early Cycling and Railwayana. 225 lots
Christies. Paris. Photographs. 104 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Important Books and Manuscripts. 221 lots
ALDE. Paris. Library of Michel Wittock VI. 110 lots
Lyon and Turnbull. Edinburgh. 19th and 20th Century Pictures. 29 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 11/5. 463 lots

Fri. Nov. 13th
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Lancaster. Rare and Used Books. 473 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Documents: Natural History and Sporting Art. 213 lots
Christies. Paris. COLLECTION SHALOM SHPILMAN VENDUE AU PROFIT DU SHPILMAN INSTITUTE FOR PHOTOGRAPHY. 210 lots
Artcurial. Paris. Photography - Pierre Molinier, Emmanuelle Arsan Collection. 194 lots
Sothebys. Paris. Photographs. 135 lots
Auxerre Encheres Estimations. AUXERRE. Antiquarian and Modern Books. 258 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Books and Prints. 21 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Photographs. 326 lots

Sat. Nov. 14th
Bonhams. Hong Kong. Prints, Photographs and Works on Paper. 101 lots
Artcurial. Paris. Photography. 118 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints. 147 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Books and Prints. 8 lots
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. Property from Cornelia Guest, Formerly The Collection of Winston & C.Z. Guest, Templeton. 58 lots
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Posters. 342 lots

Sun. Nov. 15th
Ader. PARIS. Exceptional Photograph Books. 447 lots
Skinner. Boston. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 409 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 11/8.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 11/8.
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints. 412 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>ALDE: Highlights from the Maurice Burrus Collection. October 17, 2017</b>
    <b>Alde, Oct. 17:</b> BIBLE, LATIN. VOL. I ONLY (Genesis-Psalms). [Strassburg: Johann Mentelin, not after 1460].<br>Est: 450 000 / 600 000 €
    <b>Alde, Oct. 17:</b> MISSAL for the use of SALZBURG. Illuminated manuscript on vellum, Augsburg or Salzburg, c 1480. Est: 40 000 / 60 000 €
  • <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>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.
  • <b>Forum Auctions:<br>The Moon: Vintage NASA Photographs 1964-1972 (Online Only). Now through October 18</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Now thru Oct. 18:</b> "The world's first view of the Earth taken by a spacecraft from the vicinity of the Moon" (NASA), Lunar Orbiter 1, 23 August 1966. Est. £600 to £800
    <b>Forum Auctions, Now thru Oct. 18:</b> Anders (William). The first Earthrise seen by Man, Apollo 8, December 1968. Est. £1,500 to £2,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Now thru Oct. 18:</b> Armstrong (Neil). The first photograph taken by Armstrong after setting foot on the Moon, Apollo 11, July 1969. Est. £600 to £800
    <b>Forum Auctions:<br>The Moon: Vintage NASA Photographs 1964-1972 (Online Only). Now through October 18</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Now thru Oct. 18:</b> Aldrin (Buzz). Aldrin's bootprint in the pristine lunar dust, Apollo 11, July 1969. Est. £600 to £800
    <b>Forum Auctions, Now thru Oct. 18:</b> Armstrong (Neil). Buzz Aldrin with the LM and Armstrong reflected in his visor, Apollo 11, July 1969. Est. £1,000 to £1,500
    <b>Forum Auctions, Now thru Oct. 18:</b> Full Moon seen from the receding spacecraft, Apollo 13, April 1970. Est £300 to £500
    <b>Forum Auctions:<br>The Moon: Vintage NASA Photographs 1964-1972 (Online Only). Now through October 18</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Now thru Oct. 18:</b> Craters Copernicus and Reinhold, Apollo 12, November 1969. Est. £300 to £500
    <b>Forum Auctions, Now thru Oct. 18:</b> Conrad (Pete). The photographer reflected in Alan Bean's gold-plated sun visor, Apollo 12, November 1969. Est. £800 to £1,200
    <b>Forum Auctions, Now thru Oct. 18:</b> Scott (David). James Irwin and the Rover, Mount Hadley beyond, Apollo 15, August 1951. Est. £400 to £600
    <b>Forum Auctions:<br>The Moon: Vintage NASA Photographs 1964-1972 (Online Only). Now through October 18</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Now thru Oct. 18:</b> Duke (Charles). John Young's jumping salute in lunar gravity, Apollo 16, April 1972. Est. £600 to £800
    <b>Forum Auctions, Now thru Oct. 18:</b> Cernan (Eugene). Harrison Schmitt with the flag, the Earth overhead, Apollo 17, December 1972. Est. £800 to £1,200
    <b>Forum Auctions, Now thru Oct. 18:</b> Evans (Ronald). The last Earthrise over the Moon seen by man, Apollo 17, December 1972. Est. £800 to £1,200