• <b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers: Rare Books, Literature & Sporting Collectibles. May 30, 2017</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy May 30:</b> Joyce (James), An Original Manuscript Page of text from <i>Finnegan’s Wake</i>, the opening of the Anna Livia Plurabelle section. €7,500-10,000
    <b>Fonsie Mealy May 30:</b> Joyce (James), <i>Chamber Music,</i> 1907. First Edition of his First Book, First Issue. €1,500-2,000
    <b>Fonsie Mealy May 30:</b> Lady Gregory’s Copy Signed by W.B. Yeats, Cuala Press: Yeats (W.B.), <i>Poems Written in Discouragement</i>, 1913. Limited to 50 Copies Only. €2,500-4,000
    <b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers: Rare Books, Literature & Sporting Collectibles. May 30, 2017</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy May 30:</b> A Twentieth Century Masterpiece: O’Brien (Flann), <i>At Swim-Two-Birds</i>, 8vo, 1939. First Edn. €1,750-2,500
    <b>Fonsie Mealy May 30:</b> The Missing Log of the H.M.S. Liffey Manuscript Journal, 1867. €1,500-2,000
    <b>Fonsie Mealy May 30:</b> Exceptionally Rare First Publication: Gregory (Augusta Lady), <i>Over the River: An appeal for aid to a poor parish in South London</i>. 1887. €1,000-1,500
    <b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers: Rare Books, Literature & Sporting Collectibles. May 30, 2017</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy May 30:</b> Ex. Rare Irish Broadsheet: An Irish Perspective on the Execution of Louis XVI, 1793 Broadsheet with engraving of the event, headed: “Massacre of the French King.” €500-700
    <b>Fonsie Mealy May 30:</b> Original Manuscript Poem, Heaney (Seamus), <i>The Schoolbag</i>. In Memoriam John Hewitt. Signed and dated November 8 1991. €1,000-1,500
    <b>Fonsie Mealy May 30:</b> Sowerby (J.E.), <i>English Botany; or Coloured Figures of British Plants</i>. Ed. by J.T. Boswell Syme. 10 vols, with 1696 hand-coloured plates. €750-1,000
    <b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers: Rare Books, Literature & Sporting Collectibles. May 30, 2017</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy May 30:</b> Collection of Signed First Editions incl. Francis (Dick), <i>Nerve</i> (London 1964); <i>For Kicks</i> (London 1965); <i>Forfeit</i> (London 1968). €400-500
    <b>Fonsie Mealy May 30:</b> Le Carre (John), <i>The Spy who came in from the Cold</i>, 8vo, 1963, First Edn., with author’s signature tipped in on t.p. €350-500
    <b>Fonsie Mealy May 30:</b> Adams (Richard), <i>Watership Down</i>, 8vo, 1976, First Illustrated Edn., Signed on f.e.p. by Author & Artist, and also signed by Artist on hf. title. €200-300
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7: Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7:</b><br>Shaw & Nodder, <i>The Naturalist's Miscellany</i>, complete, London, 1789-1813. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7:</b> Samuel Baker, <i>A New and Exact Map of the Island of St. Christopher</i>, London, 1753. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7:</b> Henry Briggs, <i>The North Part of America</i>, London, 1625. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7: Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7:</b><br>John James Audubon, <i>Herring Gull</i>, CCXCI, hand-colored plate, London, 1836. $7,000 to $10,000. 
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7:</b> Montanus & Ogilby, <i>America: Being the Latest, and Most Accurate Description of the New World</i>, London, 1671. $10,000 to $15,000. 
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7:</b> Robert Cruikshank, portfolio of 25 watercolors, London, 1830s. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7: Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7:</b> Group of 55 French watercolors depicting the life and deeds of Napoleon, 1800s. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7:</b> Aaron & Samuel Arrowsmith, <i>Chart of the Sandwich Islands</i>, London, 1830. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7:</b> Herman Moll, <i>A New and Exact Map of the Dominions of the King of Great Britain</i>, London, 1735. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7: Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7:</b> Jacques-Nicolas Bellin,<i> L'Hydrographie Françoise</i>, Paris, circa 1770. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7:</b> Joseph Frederick Wallet Des Barres, <i>Charlestown the Capital of South Carolina</i>, London, 1780. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7:</b> Arnold Colom, <i>Pascaarte van Nieu Nederlandt</i>, Amsterdam, circa 1658. $7,000 to $10,000.
  • <b>Bubb Kuyper Auctions: Sale of Books, Prints and Manuscripts.<br>May 30 – June 2, 2017</b>
    <b>Bubb Kuyper Auctions May 30:</b> Hobson, R.L. <i>A catalogue of Chinese pottery and porcelain in the collection of Sir Percival David</i> (London, 1934). Est. € 8.000-10.000
    <b>Bubb Kuyper Auctions May 30:</b> Chagall, M. <i>Drawings for the bible</i>. (Paris, 1960). Est. € 1.500-2.500
    <b>Bubb Kuyper Auctions May 30:</b> Zwart, P. [N.K.F.]. <i>Delft kabels</i> (Delft, 1933). Est. € 20.000-30.000
    <b>Bubb Kuyper Auctions: Sale of Books, Prints and Manuscripts.<br>May 30 – June 2, 2017</b>
    <b>Bubb Kuyper Auctions May 30:</b> Zwart, P. [N.K.F.]. <i>Normalieënboekje</i> (Delft, 1924-1926). Est. € 30.000-50.000
    <b>Bubb Kuyper Auctions May 30:</b> [Russian children's books]. Mayakovsky, V. Kem byt'? (What to be?) (Moscow, 1932). Est. € 500-700
    <b>Bubb Kuyper Auctions May 30:</b> [Léger, F.]. Cendrars, B. <i>La Fin du Monde filmée par l'Ange</i> N.-D (Paris, 1919). Est. € 2.000-3.000
    <b>Bubb Kuyper Auctions: Sale of Books, Prints and Manuscripts.<br>May 30 – June 2, 2017</b>
    <b>Bubb Kuyper Auctions May 31:</b><br>La Roche, E. <i>Indische Baukunst</i> (Munich, 1921-1922). Est. € 3.000-5.000
    <b>Bubb Kuyper Auctions May 31:</b> Blume, C.L. <i>Flora Javae nec non insularum adjacentium./ Flora Javae nec non insularum adjacentium </i> (Brussels, 1828). Est. € 7.000-9.000
    <b>Bubb Kuyper Auctions May 31:</b> <i>Description de l'Égypte (…) pendant l'expédition de l'armée francaise</i> (Paris, 1820-1829). Est. € 30.000-50.000
    <b>Bubb Kuyper Auctions: Sale of Books, Prints and Manuscripts.<br>May 30 – June 2, 2017</b>
    <b>Bubb Kuyper Auctions May 31:</b><br>La Fontaine, J. de. <i>Fables choisies, mises en vers </i> (Paris, 1756).<br>Est. € 1.500-2.500
    <b>Bubb Kuyper Auctions May 31:</b> [VOC and WIC]. Pelsaert, F. <i>Ongeluckige Voyagie, Van 't Schip Batavia, Nae de Oost-Indien</i> (Amsterdam, 1647).<br>Est. € 40.000-60.000
    <b>Bubb Kuyper Auctions June 2:</b> Goya y Lucientes, F.J. de. <i>La Taureaumachie </i> (Paris, 1876), 40 etchings and aquatints. Est. € 8.000-10.000
  • <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

Auction Update Review

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63 Sales Archived, 7 Upcoming

 For the week ended Saturday 19 December 63 sales were archived to the RBH database; 23 denominated in euros, 6 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 33 in US dollars.  Turnover was a stellar $48,465,294 as 17,715 lots were offered and 13,575 sold for a 76% success rate.  This is an extraordinary report.

11 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Pierre Berge and AssociesLibrary of Pierre Berge on December 11th: $13,017,168 
SothebysRobert Frank: The Americans The Ruth and Jake Bloom Collection on December 17th: $3,739,375 
Swann GalleriesAfrican American Fine Art - Prints on December 15th: $3,136,382 
ChristiesMaurice Burrus (1882-1959): The Library of a Man of Taste on December 15th: $2,692,791 
SothebysEnglish Literature, History, Children's Books & Illustrations on December 15th: $2,464,238 
SothebysFine Books and Manuscripts, Including Americana on December 14th: $2,313,375 
Profiles in HistoryDocDave Winiewicz Collection Featuring the Works of Master Frank Frazetta on December 11th: $2,166,972 
Ketterer Kunst DoerlingRare Books on November 24th: $1,860,337 
Heritage AuctionsAnimation Art on December 15th: $1,662,902 
SothebysBooks and Manuscripts on December 17th: $1,571,658 
Kedem AuctionRare and Important Items on December 2nd: $1,309,950 

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

ChristiesMRS THATCHER - PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE RIGHT HONOURABLE THE BARONESS THATCHER OF KESTEVE on December 15th: 849.52% 
Carlsen GalleryDecember Antiques Auction - Prints on December 6th: 176.88% 
Profiles in HistoryMorris Everett, Jr. The Auction Part II - Day2 on December 8th: 169.13% 
Profiles in HistoryDocDave Winiewicz Collection Featuring the Works of Master Frank Frazetta on December 11th: 165.17% 
Aspire AuctionsDecember Online Auction - Prints Internet bidstart 12/4 on December 12th: 163.55% 
Robert Siegel GalleriesPostal History on December 10th: 155.32% 
Ketterer Kunst DoerlingModern Art - Prints on December 5th: 148.48% 
AderLetters and Autograph Manuscripts - Regarding the Josephine Baker Collection on November 26th: 148.02% 
ChristiesMaurice Burrus (1882-1959): The Library of a Man of Taste on December 15th: 147.23% 
Heritage AuctionsCivil War and Militaria on December 12th: 142.64% 
Profiles in HistoryMorris Everett, Jr. The Auction Part II - Day1 on December 7th: 140.40% 
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersSelected Quality Pictures - Prints on December 11th: 138.84% 
SothebysBooks and Manuscripts on December 17th: 130.42% 
Profiles in HistoryMorris Everett, Jr. The Auction Part II - Day3 on December 9th: 124.87% 
Kedem AuctionRare and Important Items on December 2nd: 117.74% 
Waverly AuctionsRare Books on December 3rd: 116.35% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents: Science, Medicine and Cookery on December 16th: 108.75% 
ALDEBinders, Original, Modern, Illustrated on December 14th: 108.58% 
Stockholms AuktionsverkRare Books, Maps and Manuscripts on December 15th: 107.90% 
Swann GalleriesAfrican American Fine Art - Prints on December 15th: 107.73% 
SothebysEnglish Literature, History, Children's Books & Illustrations on December 15th: 107.36% 
Dirk Soulis AuctionsFine Art, Traditional Antiques and Contemporary Western Art - Prints, Maps on December 12th: 103.77% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsChildren's and Illustrated Books on December 17th: 103.63% 
Ketterer Kunst DoerlingContemporary Art - Prints on December 5th: 101.42% 
Bruun RasmussenModern and Contemporary Prints on December 15th: 101.04% 


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

ChristiesMRS THATCHER - PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE RIGHT HONOURABLE THE BARONESS THATCHER OF KESTEVE on December 15th: 100.00% 
Aspire AuctionsDecember Online Auction - Prints Internet bidstart 12/4 on December 12th: 100.00% 
Dirk Soulis AuctionsFine Art, Traditional Antiques and Contemporary Western Art - Prints, Maps on December 12th: 100.00% 
Carlsen GalleryDecember Antiques Auction - Prints on December 6th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 12/6 on December 13th: 99.52% 
Heritage AuctionsAnimation Art on December 15th: 99.33% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 12/10 on December 17th: 98.73% 
Alaska AuctionDecember 11th Auction on December 11th: 98.11% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 12/6 on December 13th: 97.92% 
Profiles in HistoryDocDave Winiewicz Collection Featuring the Works of Master Frank Frazetta on December 11th: 94.57% 
Heritage AuctionsCivil War and Militaria on December 12th: 93.36% 
Waverly AuctionsRare Books on December 3rd: 92.62% 
Profiles in HistoryMorris Everett, Jr. The Auction Part II - Day1 on December 7th: 92.05% 
Profiles in HistoryMorris Everett, Jr. The Auction Part II - Day2 on December 8th: 91.99% 
Grogan and CompanyDecember Auction on December 6th: 90.91% 
Michaans AuctionsEstate Auction on December 12th: 90.00% 
SothebysRobert Frank: The Americans The Ruth and Jake Bloom Collection on December 17th: 89.61% 
Clars Auction GalleryPrints on December 12th: 89.22% 
ChristiesMaurice Burrus (1882-1959): The Library of a Man of Taste on December 15th: 86.90% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents: Science, Medicine and Cookery on December 16th: 86.72% 
Cowans AuctionsThe Golden Age of Travel - Internet bidstart 12/3 on December 14th: 86.36% 
Kedem AuctionRare and Important Items on December 2nd: 85.84% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsThe Bibliophile Sale: Books and Works on Paper on December 17th: 85.41% 
Winter AssociatesDecember Sale - Prints, Books, Ephemera on December 7th: 85.29% 
Bruun RasmussenModern and Contemporary Prints on December 15th: 85.07% 
SothebysBooks and Manuscripts on December 17th: 84.85% 
Profiles in HistoryMorris Everett, Jr. The Auction Part II - Day3 on December 9th: 84.15% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsChildren's and Illustrated Books on December 17th: 83.33% 
Ketterer Kunst DoerlingModern Art - Prints on December 5th: 80.95% 
Swann GalleriesAfrican American Fine Art - Prints on December 15th: 80.00% 


63 total sales reported this week: 

Ketterer Kunst DoerlingRare Books on November 24th: 64.06% 
Ketterer Kunst DoerlingModern Art - Prints on December 5th: 80.95% 
Ketterer Kunst DoerlingContemporary Art - Prints on December 5th: 64.29% 
Profiles in HistoryDocDave Winiewicz Collection Featuring the Works of Master Frank Frazetta on December 11th: 94.57% 
ALDELetters and Handwritten Autographs on December 16th: 56.23% 
SothebysRobert Frank: The Americans The Ruth and Jake Bloom Collection on December 17th: 89.61% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsChildren's and Illustrated Books on December 17th: 83.33% 
PBA GalleriesRare Americana with Manuscript Material on December 17th: 76.40% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsThe Bibliophile Sale: Books and Works on Paper on December 17th: 85.41% 
ALDEBinders, Original, Modern, Illustrated on December 14th: 67.15% 
Minerva Auctions RomaAn Important International Prints Collection on December 10th: 46.34% 
Dirk Soulis AuctionsFine Art, Traditional Antiques and Contemporary Western Art - Prints, Maps on December 12th: 100.00% 
Leslie Hindman AuctioneersFine Prints on December 15th: 63.82% 
Alaska AuctionDecember 11th Auction on December 11th: 98.11% 
Heritage AuctionsAnimation Art on December 15th: 99.33% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 12/10 on December 17th: 98.73% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents: Science, Medicine and Cookery on December 16th: 86.72% 
Cowans AuctionsThe Golden Age of Travel - Internet bidstart 12/3 on December 14th: 86.36% 
Bruun RasmussenPhotographs on December 15th: 66.95% 
Bruun RasmussenModern and Contemporary Prints on December 15th: 85.07% 
Bruun RasmussenOld Master Prints on December 14th: 66.67% 
Waverly AuctionsRare Books on December 3rd: 92.62% 
AderModern Prints - Henri M. Petiet Collection on December 10th: 67.38% 
AderLetters and Autograph Manuscripts - Regarding the Josephine Baker Collection on November 26th: 78.15% 
Pierre Berge and AssociesEdition on December 15th: 38.35% 
Profiles in HistoryMorris Everett, Jr. The Auction Part II - Day3 on December 9th: 84.15% 
Profiles in HistoryMorris Everett, Jr. The Auction Part II - Day2 on December 8th: 91.99% 
Profiles in HistoryMorris Everett, Jr. The Auction Part II - Day1 on December 7th: 92.05% 
Profiles in HistoryAnimation and Disneyana on December 10th: 47.95% 
Aspire AuctionsDecember Online Auction - Prints Internet bidstart 12/4 on December 12th: 100.00% 
Pierre Berge and AssociesLibrary of Pierre Berge on December 11th: 78.72% 
Hauswedell and NolteContemporary Art - Prints on December 12th: 59.26% 
Hauswedell and NolteModern Art - Part 2 - Prints on December 11th: 64.40% 
Hauswedell and NolteModern Art, Part 1- Prints on December 11th: 54.55% 
Cowans AuctionsWorks on Paper - Prints on December 11th: 63.33% 
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersSelected Quality Pictures - Prints on December 11th: 35.90% 
Morton Casa de SubastasAuction Year of Graphic Art and Paintings on December 10th: 41.03% 
Binoche et GiquelloScience Books on December 9th: 38.17% 
Grays AuctioneersJewelry, Fine Art and Antiques - Books and Prints on December 9th: 44.44% 
Goldberg Coins and CollectiblesCoins, Manuscripts and Space Memorabilia on December 6th: 74.17% 
Grogan and CompanyDecember Auction on December 6th: 90.91% 
Winter AssociatesDecember Sale - Prints, Books, Ephemera on December 7th: 85.29% 
Stockholms AuktionsverkRare Books, Maps and Manuscripts on December 15th: 76.23% 
RR AuctionFine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 11/20 on December 9th: 60.06% 
Swann GalleriesAfrican American Fine Art - Prints on December 15th: 80.00% 
ChristiesMaurice Burrus (1882-1959): The Library of a Man of Taste on December 15th: 86.90% 
SothebysBooks and Manuscripts on December 17th: 84.85% 
SothebysEnglish Literature, History, Children's Books & Illustrations on December 15th: 68.25% 
SothebysFine Books and Manuscripts, Including Americana on December 14th: 46.30% 
ChristiesMRS THATCHER - PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE RIGHT HONOURABLE THE BARONESS THATCHER OF KESTEVE on December 15th: 100.00% 
Carlsen GalleryDecember Antiques Auction - Prints on December 6th: 100.00% 
Bloomsbury Philobiblon1500 Sixteenth Century Books on December 2nd: 70.26% 
Robert Siegel GalleriesPostal History on December 10th: 78.47% 
Kedem AuctionRare and Important Items on December 2nd: 85.84% 
AuctionataEditions .. For You or Someone Special - Prints on December 11th: 31.97% 
AuctionataAmerican and European Fine Art - Prints on December 10th: 23.53% 
Auctionata100 Masterworks - Prints on December 7th: 6.25% 
Clars Auction GalleryPrints on December 13th: 73.49% 
Clars Auction GalleryPrints on December 12th: 89.22% 
Michaans AuctionsEstate Auction on December 12th: 90.00% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 12/6 on December 13th: 97.92% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 12/6 on December 13th: 99.52% 
Heritage AuctionsCivil War and Militaria on December 12th: 93.36% 

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys TYPED LETTER SIGNED, IN CHINESE CHARACTERS, ALSO SIGNED BY ZHU DE, TO CLEMENT ATTLEE on December 15th Actual price: USD $907,500.
  2. Sothebys AVES AD VIVUM DEPICTAE A PETRO HOLYSTEN CELEBERRIMO PICTURE. on December 14th Actual price: USD $850,000.
  3. Pierre Berge and Associes [L'Éducation sentimentale. Résumés et plans. on December 11th Actual price: USD $640,615.
  4. Pierre Berge and Associes Euvres de Louïze Labé Lionnoize. on December 11th Actual price: USD $586,289.
  5. Pierre Berge and Associes [Ruines gothiques]. on December 11th Actual price: USD $545,545.
  6. Pierre Berge and Associes Madame Bovary. Moeurs de province. on December 11th Actual price: USD $502,085.
  7. Pierre Berge and Associes L'Air de l'eau. on December 11th Actual price: USD $464,057.
  8. Sothebys POBLACHT NA H EIREANN. THE PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT OF THE IRISH REPUBLIC TO THE PEOPLE OF IRELAND. [DUBLIN: CHRISTOPHER BRADY, MICHAEL MOLLOY AND LIAM O'BRIEN, 23 APRIL, 1916] on December 15th Actual price: USD $457,500.
  9. Pierre Berge and Associes [Les Journées de Florbelle]. Dernières analises et dernière observation sur ce grand ouvrage. on December 11th Actual price: USD $436,894.
  10. Sothebys A HIGHLY IMPORTANT ARCHIVE OF A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, INCLUDING THE FIRST WORKING DRAFT OF THE STAGE PLAY, A DRAFT OF THE SCREENPLAY, CORRESPONDENCE, AND OTHER ANCILLARY MATERIAL. on December 14th Actual price: USD $406,000.
  11. Pierre Berge and Associes STAEL, Germaine Necker, baronne de.Considérations sur les principaux événemens de la Révolution françoise, ouvrage posthume, publié par M. le duc de Broglie et M. le baron de Staël. on December 11th Actual price: USD $382,568.
  12. Pierre Berge and Associes [Confessiones]. on December 11th Actual price: USD $355,405.
  13. Pierre Berge and Associes Les Poésies. on December 11th Actual price: USD $328,243.
  14. Pierre Berge and Associes Les Fleurs du Mal. on December 11th Actual price: USD $307,871.
  15. Sothebys ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES BY MEANS OF NATURAL SELECTION, OR THE PRESERVATION OF FAVOURED RACES IN THE STRUGGLE FOR LIFE. on December 14th Actual price: USD $298,000.
  16. Pierre Berge and Associes Tiers livre des faictz et dictz heroiques du noble Pantagruel, composez par M. on December 11th Actual price: USD $287,498.
  17. Hauswedell and Nolte KLEINE WELTEN. ZWÖLF BLATT ORIGINALGRAPHIK on December 11th Actual price: USD $281,220.
  18. Pierre Berge and Associes Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies. on December 11th Actual price: USD $273,917.
  19. Pierre Berge and Associes Opera [en grec]. on December 11th Actual price: USD $267,126.
  20. Pierre Berge and Associes [La Comedia, avec le commentaire de Cristoforo Landino]. on December 11th Actual price: USD $260,336.
  21. Pierre Berge and Associes La Prose du Transsibérien et de la Petite Jehanne de France. Couleurs simultanées deMme Delaunay-Terk. on December 11th Actual price: USD $253,545.
  22. Sothebys 'NEW ORLEANS' (TROLLEY) on December 17th Actual price: USD $237,500.
  23. Sothebys 'HOBOKEN' (PARADE) on December 17th Actual price: USD $237,500.
  24. Pierre Berge and Associes Fables choisies, mises en vers. on December 11th Actual price: USD $233,173.
  25. Pierre Berge and Associes El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha. on December 11th Actual price: USD $233,173.


For the week ahead 7 sales are scheduled: 


Tue. Dec. 22nd 
Sothebys. New York. Important Judaica. 79 lots 
Sothebys. New York. The Valmadonna Trust Library: Part I Magnificent Manuscripts and the Bomberg Talmud. 12 lots 
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Lee's Summit . Jesse Barnes Lithographs Online Auction - bidstart 12/12. 24 lots 

Wed. Dec. 23rd 
Soler Y Llach. Barcelona. PHILATELIC LIBRARY AND POSTAL HISTORY.

Thu. Dec. 24th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 12/17. 229 lots 

Sun. Dec. 27th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 12/20
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 12/20

And now, for a few weeks, the auction houses will slow down for a well-needed rest.  The number of sales upcoming is 7, each looking to benefit from the robust audience that expects appealing material every week, even in the weeks that have traditionally been quiet.  Truth be told, collectors, institutions and dealers buy every day.

 

Best wishes for the holidays,

 

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

 

  • <b>Forum Auctions: Important Books & Manuscripts. May 24, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions May 24:</b> Columnis (Guido de). <i>Historia destructionis Troiae</i>, first edition, 1477-79.<br>Est. £30,000 - 40,000
    <b>Forum Auctions May 24:</b> Modus versificando. Extraordinary sammelband of 21 works collected by a German humanist, 1492-1519. Est. £40,000 - 60,000
    <b>Forum Auctions May 24:</b> Mary I & King Philip II. Letter signed to Lord Paget signed "Mary the Quene" and "Philipp R" and endorsed "By the King and the Quene", 1p., Westminster, 29th January 1555.<br>Est. £18,000 - 20,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Important Books & Manuscripts. May 24, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions May 24:</b> Pontanus (Ludovicus). <i>Singularia</i>, Lyon, 1517. Est. £4,000 - 6,000
    <b>Forum Auctions May 24:</b> Greene (Graham). <i>The Confidential Agent</i>, first edition, 1939. Est. £1,500 - 2,000
    <b>Forum Auctions May 24:</b> Dodgson (Rev. C.L.). <i>The Hunting of the the Snark</i>, presentation copy inscribed by the author, 1876. Est. £2,500 - 3,500
    <b>Forum Auctions: Important Books & Manuscripts. May 24, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions May 24:</b> Bacon (Sir Francis). <i>The Tvvoo Bookes of Francis Bacon</i>, first edition, 1605. Est. £1,000 - 1,500
    <b>Forum Auctions May 24:</b> Metcalf (John Henry). <i>Armorial Sketches</i>, manuscript 1850. Est. £2,000 - 3,000
    <b>Forum Auctions May 24:</b> Firdausi (Abu'l-Qasim). <i>Shahnama [The Book of Kings]</i>, with 20 minaitures, probably Kashmir, [late 18th/early 19th century]. Est. £2,000 - 3,000
  • <b>Skinner Fine Books & Manuscripts: Books & Manuscripts Online Auction. May 23 - June 2, 2017</b>
    <b>Skinner Auction May 23 - Jun 2:</b> Andrew Wyeth, an archive of 43 unpublished letters. $80,000-120,000 [lot 1106]
    <b>Skinner Auction May 23 - Jun 2:</b> Abraham Lincoln, signed document granting pensions to surviving Revolutionary War Veterans, 1865. $60,000-80,000 [lot 1058]
    <b>Skinner Auction May 23 - Jun 2:</b> Forlani Map of North America, 1566. $40,000-60,000 [lot 1555]
    <b>Skinner Fine Books & Manuscripts: Books & Manuscripts Online Auction. May 23 - June 2, 2017</b>
    <b>Skinner Auction May 23 - Jun 2:</b> <i>Journal des Dames et des Modes</i>, 1912-1914. $4,000-6,000 [lot 1294]
    <b>Skinner Auction May 23 - Jun 2:</b> Book of Hours, Use of Rouen, late 14th Century. $30,000-40,000 [lot 1162]
    <b>Skinner Auction May 23 - Jun 2:</b> Schedel, World Map, 1493. $5,000-7,000 [lot 1589]
    <b>Skinner Fine Books & Manuscripts: Books & Manuscripts Online Auction. May 23 - June 2, 2017</b>
    <b>Skinner Auction May 23 - Jun 2:</b> Sir Isaac Newton’s copy of <i>Le Grand’s Institutio Philosophiae</i>, 1675. $5,000-7,000 [lot 1308]
    <b>Skinner Auction May 23 - Jun 2:</b> Muhammad Mu'min Husaini’s Tuhfat al-Mu'minin, 17th century Persian medical manuscript on paper. $4,000-6,000 [lot 1118]
    <b>Skinner Auction May 23 - Jun 2:</b> Persian Calligraphy, an album. $4,000-6,000 [lot 1119]
    <b>Skinner Fine Books & Manuscripts: Books & Manuscripts Online Auction. May 23 - June 2, 2017</b>
    <b>Skinner Auction May 23 - Jun 2:</b> Edgar Allan Poe, <i>Tales</i>, New York: Wiley & Putnam, 1845. $3,00-5,000 [lot 1361]
    <b>Skinner Auction May 23 - Jun 2:</b> English New Testament, Douay-Rheims, 1582, first edition. $10,000-15,000 [lot 1154]
  • <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>Bonhams: Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including Illustration Art. June 7, 2017</b>
    <b>Bonhams June 7:</b> The 1936 Nobel Prize Medal for Physics, Presented to Victor Franz Hess for His Discovery of Cosmic Radiation. $300,000 to $500,000
    <b>Bonhams June 7:</b> Sangorski & Sutcliffe: Jewelled Binding. Byron, Lord [George Gordon]. An illuminated manuscript on vellum, being Byron's <i>Ode to Napoleon.</i> $40,000 to $60,000
    <b>Bonhams June 7:</b> Ruscha, Ed. Complete Set of 16 Artist's Books by Ed Ruscha. Various Places: Various Publishers, 1968-1973. All first printings, seven signed or with early inscriptions. $70,000 to $90,000
    <b>Bonhams: Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including Illustration Art. June 7, 2017</b>
    <b>Bonhams June 7:</b> McKenney, Thomas L. and James Hall. <i>History of the Indian Tribes of North America.</i> Fine and unsophisticated subscriber's copy in early state. $40,000 to $60,000
    <b>Bonhams June 7:</b> Williams, Thomas Lanier ("Tennessee Williams"). Producer Charles K. Feldman's file on the production of <i>The Glass Menagerie</i>(Warner Bros., 1950). $30,000 to $50,000
    <b>Bonhams June 7:</b> Lee, Harper. Archive of correspondence including 35 autograph letters signed (mostly "Harper", but a few "H", "H.L." or "Nelle Harper"). $25,000 to $35,000
    <b>Bonhams: Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including Illustration Art. June 7, 2017</b>
    <b>Bonhams June 7:</b> Tocqueville, Alexis de. <i>De la Démocratie en Amérique.</i> First editions of both parts of Tocqueville's classic <i>Democracy In America</i>. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams June 7:</b> Complete set of all periodical publications of The Royal Geographical Society 1831-1948, comprising 203 volumes with thousands of plates and maps, many folding. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams June 7:</b> Alchemy. Loewens and Richard. <i>Universal Medicin ex regulo stellato.</i> Original alchemical manuscript written in German and Latin, ink on paper. $15,000 to $20,000
    <b>Bonhams: Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including Illustration Art. June 7, 2017</b>
    <b>Bonhams June 7:</b> Bray, Anna Eliza. <i>Life of Thomas Stothard, R.A. with Personal Reminiscences.</i> Remarkable 10-volume collection of Stothard's work, expansively extra-illustrated. $12,000 to $18,000
    <b>Bonhams June 7:</b> Algren, Nelson. Producer Charles Feldman's extensive production archive of <i>Walk on the Wild Side</i> (Columbia 1962). $12,000 to $18,000
    <b>Bonhams June 7:</b> Elliot, Daniel Giraud. <i>The New and Heretofore Unfigured Species of the Birds of North America.</i> First edition, one of only 200 copies printed. $10,000 to $15,000