• <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: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>The Tragedie of Julius Caesar.</i> London, 1623. 1st appearance in print, Complete from the First Folio. Sold for $175,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Ernst, Max. <i>Mr. Knife and Miss Fork</i>. Paris, 1932. DELUXE EDITION. Sold for $15,625
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Cage, John. Autograph musical leaf from his Concert for Piano and Orchestra, NY, 1958. Sold for $18,750
    <b>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Einstein, Albert. Signed Passport Photo for his US citizenship application. Bermuda, 1935. Sold for $17,500
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Verard, Antoine. Illuminated printed Book of Hours. Paris, 1507. Sold for $7,500
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Wetterkurzschlussel. German Weather Report Codebook - for Enigma use. Berlin, 1942. Sold for $225,000
    <b>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Morelos y Pavon, Jose Maria. Autograph letter signed to El Virrey Venegas, February 5, 1812. Sold for $6,250
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Milne, A.A. Complete set of <i>Winnie-the-Pooh</i> books. 4 volumes. All first issue points. London, 1924-1928. Sold for $5,250
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> A 48-star American Flag, battle worn flown at Guadalcanal and Peleliu, 1942-1944. Sold for $35,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Locke, John. Autograph Letter Signed mourning the death of his friend, William Molyneaux, 2 pp, October 27, 1698. Sold for $20,000
  • <center><b>TIMED ONLINE AUCTION<br>June 11 - 25, 2018</b></center>
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> ACCADEMIA ERCOLANENSE DI ARCHEOLOGIA. <i>Ornati delle Pareti</i>, Naples 1796. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> AMERICAS. <i>Il Gazzettiere Americano…</i>, Livorno, 1763. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> BARROW, John. <i>Travels in China…</i>, London, 1804. £600 to £800
    <center><b>TIMED ONLINE AUCTION<br>June 11 - 25, 2018</b></center>
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> BENOIST, Felix. <i>Album de L'Ile de Jersey</i>…, Paris & Nantes, 1870. £1,500 to £2,000
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> GAIL, Wilhelm. <i>Erinnerungen aus Spanien,</i> Munchen, [ca. 1837]. £1,800 to £2,200
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> HANCARVILLE, Pierre d'. <i>Recherches sur l'origine…,</i> London, Appleyard, 1785. £1,5000 to £2,000
    <center><b>TIMED ONLINE AUCTION<br>June 11 - 25, 2018</b></center>
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> HULLEY, T. <i>Six Views of Cheltenham.</i> London, R. Ackerman, 1813. £800 to £1,200
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> JEFFERSON, Thomas. <i>Notes on the state of Virginia</i>…, London, 1787. £12,000 to £18,000
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> LEWIS, John F. <i>Lewis's illustrations of Constantinople…,</i> London, McLean, 1837. £3,000 to £4,000
    <center><b>TIMED ONLINE AUCTION<br>June 11 - 25, 2018</b></center>
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> MARQUARD, Johann. <i>Tractatus politico-juridicus,</i> Frankfurt, 1662. £1,800 to £2,200
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> MAUND, Benjamin. <i>The botanic garden,</i> London, 1825-42. £1,500 to £2,000
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> Willughby, Francis; John Ray (ed.). <i>Ornithologiæ libri tres</i>. London, John Martyn, 1676. £1,500 to £2,000
  • <b>Sotheby’s Online, June 18 - 28:</b> Lewis, Meriwether, and William Clark. <i>History of the Expedition Under the Command of Captains Lewis and Clark, To the Sources of the Missouri…</i> 1814, first edition. $100,000 to $150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, June 18 - 28:</b> Poe, Edgar Allan. <i>Tales.</i> New York: Wiley And Putnam, 1845. First edition, first printing, first issue. $70,000 to $100,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, June 18 - 28:</b> Dürer, Albrecht, and Johann Stabius. [Map of the World as a Sphere.] [Vienna,] 1781 (From Woodblocks Cut In 1515). $120,000 to $180,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, June 18 - 28:</b> Ferdinand, Franz — Lala Deen Dayal [Photographer]. VISIT OF H.I. & H.R. THE ARCHDUKE FRANZ FERDINAND OF AUSTRIA ESTE TO HYDERABAD (DECCAN), JANUARY 1893. $4,000 to $6,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, June 18 - 28:</b> Lincoln, Abraham. Manuscript Letter Signed ("Yours Truly A. Lincoln") as Sixteenth President to Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles Regarding William Johnson. $200,000 to $300,000

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35 Auctions Archived, 45 Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday 28 November 35 auctions were archived to the RBH database, 14 denominated in euros, 5 in British pounds, and 16 in US dollars.  Turnover was $36,778,451 as 20,663 lots were offered 13,915 sold for 67% success rate. 

8 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

SothebysPrints and Multiples on November 23rd: $10,701,563 
Heritage AuctionsComics on November 21st: $7,319,509 
SothebysLibrary of and English Gentleman on November 24th: $2,121,269 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters on November 22nd: $2,062,162 
Arader GalleriesThe Most Important American Maps and Audubon on November 21st: $1,410,683 
Doyle New YorkRare Books, Autographs and Photographs on November 23rd: $1,361,022 
ArtcurialComic Strips on November 21st: $1,209,587 
Artcurialthe Universe of the Creator of TinTin on November 21st: $1,188,601 

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

ALDELibrary of an Amateur on November 25th: 161.67% 
Burgersdijk and NiermansAntiquarian Books on November 18th: 126.97% 
AderAntique and Modern Prints - Day 2 on November 20th: 120.38% 
Romantic Agony Book and Print AuctionsAntiquarian Books on November 21st: 116.73% 
AderAntique and Modern Prints - Day 1 on November 19th: 110.50% 


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

Heritage AuctionsComics on November 21st: 99.69% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 11/15 on November 22nd: 99.49% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters on November 22nd: 95.00% 
ALDELibrary of an Amateur on November 25th: 92.59% 
Dirk Soulis AuctionsThe Harry Ruskin Collection Rare Books, Prints and Works on Paper - Internet Bidstart 11/2 on November 24th: 85.44% 
Burgersdijk and NiermansAntiquarian Books on November 18th: 85.01% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 11/19 on November 26th: 83.40% 
Doyle New YorkRare Books, Autographs and Photographs on November 23rd: 83.38% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on November 24th: 82.52% 


35 total sales reported this week: 

PIASAPierre Székely (1923-2001) Sculptures, reliefs and prints on November 25th: 58.49% 
AguttesBooks and Old Paper on November 24th: 52.55% 
Hauswedell and NolteRare Books and Autographs on November 25th: 45.45% 
ALDELibrary of an Amateur on November 25th: 92.59% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsFine Art Sale, Part 2: Modern and Contemporary Art and Editions - Prints on November 25th: 32.28% 
Kiefer Buch und KunstauktionenRare Books, Manuscripts, Prints, Maps and Photographs on October 24th: 46.21% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 11/19 on November 26th: 83.40% 
Dirk Soulis AuctionsThe Harry Ruskin Collection Rare Books, Prints and Works on Paper - Internet Bidstart 11/2 on November 24th: 85.44% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on November 24th: 82.52% 
Artcurialthe Universe of the Creator of TinTin on November 21st: 51.82% 
ArtcurialComic Strips on November 21st: 56.92% 
AderAntique and Modern Prints - Day 2 on November 20th: 69.73% 
AderAntique and Modern Prints - Day 1 on November 19th: 77.88% 
Potomack CompanyLive Auction - Books, Prints on November 21st: 70.83% 
RR AuctionAnimation Auction - Online bidstart 11/12 on November 19th: 70.06% 
Swann GalleriesArt, Press & Illustrated Books on November 24th: 78.29% 
BonhamsPrints and Multiples on November 24th: 58.91% 
SothebysLibrary of and English Gentleman on November 24th: 73.79% 
Doyle New YorkRare Books, Autographs and Photographs on November 23rd: 83.38% 
SothebysPrints and Multiples on November 23rd: 71.92% 
BonhamsEntertainment Memorabilia on November 23rd: 72.70% 
Neal Auction CompanyLouisiana Purchase Auction on November 21st: 71.43% 
Neal Auction CompanyLouisiana Purchase Auction - Day 2 on November 22nd: 60.00% 
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersBooks and Ephemera - Day 2 on November 20th: 62.41% 
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersBooks and Ephemera - Day 1 on November 19th: 71.51% 
Christian Hesse AuktionenRare Books and Manuscripts on November 21st: 65.97% 
Romantic Agony Book and Print AuctionsAntiquarian Books on November 21st: 69.20% 
Arader GalleriesThe Most Important American Maps and Audubon on November 21st: 79.26% 
EldredsBooks and Prints on November 21st: 62.26% 
ArtcurialPhotography on November 21st: 35.59% 
Clars Auction GalleryPrints on November 15th: 64.71% 
Burgersdijk and NiermansAntiquarian Books on November 18th: 85.01% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 11/15 on November 22nd: 99.49% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters on November 22nd: 95.00% 

Heritage AuctionsComics on November 21st: 99.69% 

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys JAZZ (D. BK. 22 BIS) on November 23rd Actual price: USD $1,120,000.
  2. Artcurial TINTIN AU CONGO on November 21st Actual price: USD $824,542.
  3. Sothebys MADONNA (W. 39; SCHIEFLER 33) on November 23rd Actual price: USD $730,000.
  4. Sothebys MADONNA (W. 39) on November 23rd Actual price: USD $586,000.
  5. Sothebys PORTRAIT DE JEUNE FILLE, D'APRES CRANACH LE JEUNE, II (B. 859; BA. 1053.V.C.A) on November 23rd Actual price: USD $550,000.
  6. Heritage Auctions Green Lantern #76 Cover Green Arrow Original Art on November 21st Actual price: USD $442,150.
  7. Sothebys COWBOY AND INDIANS (F. & S. II.377-386) on November 23rd Actual price: USD $346,000.
  8. Sothebys THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST. on November 24th Actual price: USD $297,470.
  9. Bonhams A trio of Casablanca scripts, including a rare Aeneas MacKenzie typescript, a May 11 draft, and Jack Warner's bound copy of the final draft on November 23rd Actual price: USD $233,000.
  10. Sothebys BRUSHSTROKE IV on November 23rd Actual price: USD $225,000.
  11. Sothebys ULYSSES. on November 24th Actual price: USD $215,930.
  12. Heritage Auctions Journey Into Mystery #83 on November 21st Actual price: USD $215,100.
  13. Heritage Auctions The Avengers #1 on November 21st Actual price: USD $215,100.
  14. Sothebys THINKING NUDE (C. 289) on November 23rd Actual price: USD $187,500.
  15. Heritage Auctions Amazing Spider-Man #98 Cover Original Art on November 21st Actual price: USD $179,250.
  16. Sothebys SUPERMAN (F. & S. II.260) on November 23rd Actual price: USD $162,500.
  17. Heritage Auctions Journey Into Mystery #122 Odin, Thor, and Crusher Creel Cover Original Art on November 21st Actual price: USD $155,350.
  18. Sothebys MUHAMMAD ALI (F.& S. II.179-182) on November 23rd Actual price: USD $150,000.
  19. Sothebys REFLECTIONS ON CRASH (C. 239) on November 23rd Actual price: USD $150,000.
  20. Heritage Auctions Fantastic Four #1 on November 21st Actual price: USD $143,400.
  21. Sothebys DOG WALL on November 23rd Actual price: USD $137,500.
  22. Sothebys DE OU PAR MARCEL DUCHAMP OU RROSE SÉLAVY (LA BOÃŽTE EN VALISE) [SERIES G] (S. 484) on November 23rd Actual price: USD $137,500.
  23. Artcurial LA GARE DE BANLIEUE on November 21st Actual price: USD $134,606.
  24. Sothebys MOONWALK (F. & S. II.405) on November 23rd Actual price: USD $131,250.
  25. Arader Galleries Map of British Empire in America on November 21st Actual price: USD $128,100.



For the week ahead 45 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Nov. 30th
Artcurial. Paris. Limited Editions - Prints. 124 lots
Australian Book Auctions. Armadale, . Books. 178 lots
Artcurial. Paris. Photography: Bruno Mouron Collection - Part 1. 84 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 107 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Austrian Art: 19th Century and Modernism - Books, Prints. 7 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. German Art of the 20th Century - Prints and Portfolios. 37 lots

Tue. Dec. 1st
Christies. London - King Street. Books and Manuscripts. 188 lots
Bloomsbury Philobiblon. Rome. 1500 Sixteenth Century Books. 871 lots
Christies. London - King Street. Science and Medical Books. 90 lots
Artcurial. Paris. Photography: Bruno Mouron Collection - Part 2. 193 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. German Zeitgeist: Post War - Prints. 58 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Austrian Modern and Contemporary Art with Hundertwasser Collection. 77 lots

Wed. Dec. 2nd
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints. 3 lots
Christies. Paris. Books and Manuscripts. 132 lots
Minerva Auctions Roma. Roma. Photographs. 284 lots
PIASA. Paris. Prints. 94 lots
Sothebys. New York. Books and Manuscripts. 1079 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Editions and Works on Paper. 496 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . 19th-21st Century Photography. 410 lots
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Rare and Important Items. 113 lots
Rossini. Paris. Prints. 89 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 53 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Paris: Artists of the City - Prints. 42 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. La Grande Nation: French Art of the 18th - 20th Century - Prints. 55 lots

Thu. Dec. 3rd
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages: The Warren Heckrotte Collection, Part II. 235 lots
PIASA. Paris. Photographs. 218 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 11/26. 249 lots
Ketterer Kunst Doerling. Munich. Modern Art - Prints. 63 lots
Ketterer Kunst Doerling. Munich. Contemporary Art - Prints. 126 lots
Waverly Auctions. Falls Church. Rare Books. 420 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Spain: Modern & Contemporary - with Works from Portugal & Latin America - Prints. 50 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Italy: Art of the 16th to 21st Century - Prints. 14 lots

Fri. Dec. 4th
Charlton Hall. West Columbia, SC. Winter International Auction. 32 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. China Now! & Asian Contemporary Art. 65 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Born in the USA: Modern & Contemporary Art - Prints. 75 lots

Sat. Dec. 5th
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Prints, Multiples and Photography. 183 lots
Rago Arts and Auctions. Lambertville. Great Estates Auction - Books and Prints. 27 lots
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Winter Magic Auction. 400 lots
Gateway Gallery Auction. Chambersburg, PA . Books from the Samuel Buterbaugh Estate of McConnellsburg. 402 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. British Modern & Contemporary Art – with Damien Hirst Collection - Prints. 77 lots

Sun. Dec. 6th
Goldberg Coins and Collectibles. LOS ANGELES. Coins, Manuscripts and Space Memorabilia.
Grogan and Company. Dedham. December Auction.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 11/29.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 11/29.
Carlsen Gallery. Greenville, NY. December Antiques Auction - Prints.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

 

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Luis de Lucena, <i>Arte de Ajedres,</i> first edition of the earliest extant manual on modern chess, Salamanca, circa 1496-97. Sold for $68,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Carte-de-visite album with 83 images of prominent African Americans & abolitionists, circa 1860s. Sold for $47,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Gustav Klimt, <i>Das Werk,</i> Vienna & Leipzig, 1918. Sold for $106,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Man Ray, <i>[London Transport] – Keeps London Going,</i> 1938. Sold for $149,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Thomas Jefferson, Letter Signed, to Major-General Nathanael Greene, promising reinforcements against Cornwallis, 1781. Sold for $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Nicolas de Fer, <i>L’Amerique Divisee Selon Letendue de ses Principales Parties,</i> Paris, 1713. Sold for $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Russell H. Tandy, <i>The Secret in the Old Attic,</i> watercolor, pencil & ink, 1944. Sold for $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Ernest Hemingway, <i>Three Stories & Ten Poems,</i> first edition of the author's first book, Paris, 1923. Sold for $23,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Walker Evans, <i>River Rouge Plant,</i> silver print, 1947. Sold for $57,500.
  • <b>Sotheby’s London: Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts and Continental and Russian Books.<br>July 3, 2018</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s London, July 3:</b> The Breviary of Marie (1344-1404), Duchess of Bar, Daughter of Bonne of Luxembourg and King John II (the Good) of France, Franciscan Use, in Latin with a few rubrics in French [France (Paris), c.1360]. £500,000 to £700,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London, July 3:</b> John Chrysostom, Homilies on Matthew’s Gospel, in Greek [Byzantine Empire (Constantinople), late 9th century]. £200,000 to £300,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London, July 3:</b> Bible, with prologues and interpretations of Hebrew Names, in Latin [France (Paris), c.1250]. £80,000 to £120,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London: Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts and Continental and Russian Books.<br>July 3, 2018</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s London, July 3:</b> Euclides. Elementa Geometriae [Translated by Adelardus Bathoniensis, Edited by Johannes Campanus]. Vicenza: Leonardus Achates de Basilea and Guilielmus de Papia, [13 May Or 20 June] 1491. £40,000 to £60,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London, July 3:</b> Apocalypsis Sancti Johannis. Single Leaf from a Block Book [Schreiber's Edition III]. [The Netherlands, C. 1465-1470]. £15,000 to £20,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London, July 3:</b> Seneca, Lucius Annaeus. Opera Philosophica. Epistolae [Edited by Blasius Romerus]. Treviso: Bernardus De Colonia, 1478. £20,000 to £30,000