• <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:<br>Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>John Norman, <i>The American Pilot</i>, complete copy with 11 folding charts, Boston, 1810. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>John Smith, <i>New England</i>, London, 1616. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>Plancius Petrus, <i>Orbis Terrarum Typus de Integro Multis in Locis Emendatus</i>, Amsterdam, 1594. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:<br>Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>Martin Waldseemüller, <i>Tabula Terre Nove</i>, woodcut, Strasbourg, 1513. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>Forlani & Zaltieri, <i>Il Disegno del Discoperto della Noua Franza</i>, Venice, 1566. $30,000 to $50,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>Richard Hakluyt, <i>Novus Orbis</i>, first appearance of "Virginia" on a printed map, Paris, 1587. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:<br>Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>Pieter van den Keere, <i>Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica</i>, Amsterdam, 1608. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>Abraham Ortelius, <i>Theatrum Orbis Terrarum</i>, Antwerp, 1584. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>George B. Goode & Samuel A. Kilbourne, <i>Game Fishes of the United States</i>, New York, 1879. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:<br>Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>William Faden, <i>The Province of New Jersey</i>, London, 1777. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>James Gillray, <i>The Plumb-Pudding in Danger</i>, hand-colored etching, London, 1805. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>Pierre Belon, <i>L'Histoire de la Nature des Oyseaux</i>, with woodcut illustrations, Paris, 1555. $8,000 to $12,000.
  • <b>Christie’s Online, Dec. 5 – Dec. 12:</b> <i>John the Baptist</i>. initial 'H' cut from a choirbook [Lombardy or Siena, c. 1470s]. US$6,000–9,000
    <b>Christie’s Online, Dec. 5 – Dec. 12:</b> <i>Maharaja Ranjit Singh (1780–1839) seated on a terrace with Sikh noblemen</i>. [Punjab, North India, circa 1830-40]. Estimate: US$10,000–15,000
  • <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>
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12 Auctions Archived, 10 Sales Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday 2 January 12 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub database; 3 denominated in euros, 1 in British pounds, and 8 in US dollars.  Turnover was a slim $740,056 as 4,315 lots were offered and 3,580 sold for a 83% success rate.

2 auctions saw total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered: 

Soler Y LlachPHILATELIC LIBRARY AND POSTAL HISTORY. on December 23rd: 109.57% 
TooveysPrints on December 31st: 100.58% 


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

Alaska AuctionDecember 12th Auction on December 12th: 100.00% 
Dirk Soulis AuctionsJesse Barnes Lithographs Online Auction - bidstart 12/12 on December 22nd: 100.00% 
National Book AuctionsWest, RR, Antique, Plates, etc. on November 1st: 99.80% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 12/20 on December 27th: 99.53% 
National Book AuctionsBooks, Art & Ephemera - Sendak, Rossman, Americana, etc on December 13th: 99.45% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 12/20 on December 27th: 99.18% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 12/24 on December 31st: 97.87% 
TooveysPrints on December 31st: 85.71% 


12 total sales reported this week: 

TooveysPrints on December 31st: 85.71% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 12/24 on December 31st: 97.87% 
Soler Y LlachPHILATELIC LIBRARY AND POSTAL HISTORY. on December 23rd: 58.25% 
National Book AuctionsBooks, Art & Ephemera - Sendak, Rossman, Americana, etc on December 13th: 99.45% 
National Book AuctionsWest, RR, Antique, Plates, etc. on November 1st: 99.80% 
Dirk Soulis AuctionsJesse Barnes Lithographs Online Auction - bidstart 12/12 on December 22nd: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 12/20 on December 27th: 99.53% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 12/20 on December 27th: 99.18% 
Alaska AuctionDecember 19th Auction - Books, Prints on December 19th: 40.00% 
Alaska AuctionDecember 12th Auction on December 12th: 100.00% 
Vermot de PasComics: Albums and Original Plates on December 12th: 54.18% 
OSENATThe Spirit of the 20th Century on December 19th: 46.67% 

For the week ahead 10 sales are scheduled.

 

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.

  1. OSENAT Panthère noire, circa 1920 on December 19th Actual price: USD $9,281.
  2. Soler Y Llach BIBLIA DE SAN LUIS on December 23rd Actual price: USD $7,456.
  3. Heritage Auctions Batman #1 (DC, 1940) Condition: Coverless. on December 27th Actual price: USD $7,170.
  4. Soler Y Llach JACOBI LOPIDIS STUNICAE Itinerarium ab Hispania vsq ad vrbem Romana in quo multa varia ac scitu dignissima cotinent .. on December 23rd Actual price: USD $6,540.
  5. OSENAT Le Bestiaire de la Fontaine Dalinisé on December 19th Actual price: USD $6,188.
  6. Soler Y Llach TAPIES, ANTONI: NOU VARIACIONS SOBRE TRES GRAVATS (1947-1948) on December 23rd Actual price: USD $5,886.
  7. Heritage Auctions Amazing Fantasy #15 (Marvel, 1962) CGC Apparent GD+ 2.5 Slight (C-1) Off-white pages. on December 27th Actual price: USD $5,497.
  8. Soler Y Llach PERPINYA, TOMAS DE: LO STYL QUE ES DEU TENIR EN LO ESCRIURE on December 23rd Actual price: USD $5,494.
  9. Soler Y Llach LIBRO DE HORAS DE CARLOS VIII REY DE FRANCIA on December 23rd Actual price: USD $4,186.
  10. Soler Y Llach LIBRO DE HORAS DE JUANA I DE CASTILLA on December 23rd Actual price: USD $3,662.
  11. Soler Y Llach LIBRO DE HORAS DE LUIS DE ORLEANS on December 23rd Actual price: USD $3,662.
  12. Soler Y Llach PSALTERIUM GLOSATUM - SALTERIO ANGLO-CATALAN on December 23rd Actual price: USD $3,532.
  13. Soler Y Llach CODICE DEL MONASTERIO DE SANTO DOMINGO DE SILOS on December 23rd Actual price: USD $3,401.
  14. Soler Y Llach CODICE DEL MONASTERIO DE SANTO DOMINGO DE SILOS on December 23rd Actual price: USD $3,401.
  15. Soler Y Llach MARTIROLOGIO DE USUARD on December 23rd Actual price: USD $3,401.
  16. National Book Auctions Facsimiles of Manuscripts in European Archives relating to America 1773-1783 with Descriptions, Editorial Notes, Collations, References, and Translations on December 13th Actual price: USD $3,290.
  17. Soler Y Llach BEATO DE LIEBANA. CODICE DE GIRONA. on December 23rd Actual price: USD $3,270.
  18. Soler Y Llach LIBRO DE HORAS DE JUANA I DE CASTILLA on December 23rd Actual price: USD $3,139.
  19. Soler Y Llach DUFOUR, AUGUSTE-HENRI (1798-1865): CONJUNTO COMPLETO DE 12 MAPAS DE LA OBRA ATLAS NACIONAL DE ESPAÑA: CASTILLA LA NUEVA; MURCIA; ISLAS BALEARES; EXTREMADURA; ANDALUCIA; 150 1850 ca TERCERA HOJA DE SUPLEMENTO - ANDALUCIA : GRANADA; CORDOBA Y SEVILLA on December 23rd Actual price: USD $3,139.
  20. National Book Auctions 12V Francis Brinkley JAPAN DESCRIBED AND ILLUSTRATED BY THE JAPANESE /THE ART OF JAPAN 1897/1901 Limited Edition Antique Asian Art Folio on December 13th Actual price: USD $2,938.
  21. Soler Y Llach BEATO DE LIEBANA CODICE DE SAN PEDRO DE CARDEÑA on December 23rd Actual price: USD $2,747.
  22. Soler Y Llach LIBRO DEL CABALLERO ZIFAR on December 23rd Actual price: USD $2,616.
  23. Soler Y Llach LIBRO DE HORAS DE LA REINA MARIA DE NAVARRA on December 23rd Actual price: USD $2,616.
  24. Soler Y Llach INCIPIT ITINERARIUM PROVINCIARUM OMNIUM IMP. ANTONINI AUGUSTINI on December 23rd Actual price: USD $2,616.
  25. Soler Y Llach LIBRO DE LA FELICIDAD on December 23rd Actual price: USD $2,485.


For the week ahead 10 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jan. 4th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Old Master Prints. 13 lots

Tue. Jan. 5th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 62 lots
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Exeter. Antiques and Interiors - Books and Pictures. 31 lots

Thu. Jan. 7th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 12/31. 201 lots

Fri. Jan. 8th
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Lancaster. Rare, Out of Print and Used Books. 447 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Prints of the 19th and 20th Centuries. 150 lots

Sat. Jan. 9th
Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic Booksellers. Gahanna. New York Book Auction - Numismatic Books. 455 lots
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . January Estate Auction. 29 lots

Sun. Jan. 10th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 1/3.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 1/3.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Sotheby’s New York: Fine Books & Manuscripts. December 11, 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec. 11:</b> Wright, Frank Lloyd. An important collection of early letters from Wright to members of his family. 1909–1926. $60,000 to $80,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec. 11:</b> Rand, Ayn. Ayn Rand's important first speech delivered at the Ford Hall Forum. $60,000 to $80,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec. 11:</b> Tolkien, J.R.R. <i>The Hobbit or There and Back Again</i>. London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1937. $50,000 to $70,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec. 11:</b> [Flemish Flower Manuscript]. Lille, Spanish Netherlands: 1630. $50,000 to $60,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec. 11:</b> García Márquez, Gabriel. Two drafts of an early short story, "Rosas Artificiales.” $40,000 to $60,000
    <b>Sotheby’s New York: History of Science and Technology. December 12, 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec. 12:</b> Enigma M4. A Fully Operational Four-Rotor ("M4") Kriegsmarine Enigma Cipher Machine, 1944. $350,000 To $500,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec. 12:</b> The "Polio" Nobel Prize. The 1954 Nobel Prize Medal for Physiology or Medicine Awarded to Frederick C. Robbins. $200,000 to $300,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec. 12:</b> ENIGMA I. A Fully Operational Early Three-Rotor Enigma I Cipher Machine. Berlin, Heimsoeth Und Rinke, Early 1930s. $120,000 to $180,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec. 12:</b> Bonestell, Chesley. "Saturn, Viewed From Titan, One of Its Satellites." A Mid 1950's Study for the 360° Titan Panorama. 1 ½ x 20’. $100,000 to $150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec. 12:</b> Descartes, René. <i>Discours de la Méthode pour Bien Conduire Sa Raison, & Chercher la Verité dans les Sciences... 1637. $80,000 to $120,000
  • <b>Bloomsbury Auctions: Books and Works on Paper, including Fine Photographs. December 14, 2017</b>
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Rowling (J.K.). Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, original fine black pen and ink manuscript book by the author J.K.Rowling, with 31pp of text and illustrations. £80,000 to £120,000
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Blaeu (Johannes). <i>Vierde Stuck der Aerdrycks-Beschryving, welck vervat Engelandt</i>, i.e. <i>Theatrum Orbis Terrarum</i>. vol 4, England & Wales. £10,500 to £12,500
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Miró (Joan). L'Homme au Balencier, etching, aquatint and carborundum, printed in colours on Japan paper, signed in pencil lower right. £4,000 to £6,000
    <b>Bloomsbury Auctions: Books and Works on Paper, including Fine Photographs. December 14, 2017</b>
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Steve McCurry (b.1950). Afghan Girl, 1984, pigment inkjet print, signed and numbered 48/250 in pencil on lower margin. £2,500 to £3,500
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Keough (Pat and Rosemarie). <i>Antarctica</i>, no 228 of 950 copies, signed by the authors, many colour illustrations, original dark grey morocco. £2,800 to £3,200
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Rowlandson (Thomas). Darby & Joan, the idyllically contended couple sit either side of a stove in a cosy domestic interior, ink and watercolour on wove paper. £1,000 to £1,500
    <b>Bloomsbury Auctions: Books and Works on Paper, including Fine Photographs. December 14, 2017</b>
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Procktor (Patrick). Tiny blue-eyed goldfish, watercolour, 310 x 460mm., signed in blue crayon, lower right, titled and inscribed Muscat Jan 19. £1,000 to £1,500
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Iouri Abramochkin (b.1936). Horsemen, Dagestan, 1968, Lambda print, printed later, signed, dated, editioned 1/8 and annotated in black ink verso. £800 to £1,200
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Ravilious (Eric).- Shakespeare (William). Twelfth NIght, or, What You Will, number 79 of 275 copies , wood-engraved title. £800 to £1,200
    <b>Bloomsbury Auctions: Books and Works on Paper, including Fine Photographs. December 14, 2017</b>
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Michelangelo.- Chastel (André). <i>The Vatican Frescoes of Michelangelo</i>, Photography by Takashi Okamura, 2 vol., one of 600 sets, colour plates. £500 to £700
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Wyndham (John). <i>The Day of the Triffids; The Kraken Wakes; The Chrysalids;</i> together with 8 other volumes. All first editions. £400 to £600
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946). Goats Along The Seine, 1894. Photogravure, printed 1990s by Dorothy Norman, one from an edition of 40 published by Aperture. £400 to £600
  • <b>Bonhams: History of Science and Technology. Wednesday, December 6, 2017. New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 95. Turing. <i>Systems of Logic Based on Ordinals</i>. Offprint. London, 1939. Robin Gandy's Copy. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 98. Zernike, Fritz. The 1953 Nobel Prize for Physics: The Invention of the Phase-Contrast Microscope. $100,000 to $150,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 111. Apple 1 Computer, operational, with exceptional provenance. $400,000 to $600,000
    <b>Bonhams: Voices of the 20th Century. Wednesday, December 6, 2017. New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1074. Bruce, Lenny. An unreleased 16 mm film by "Count" Lewis DePasquale featuring Lenny Bruce. $7,000 to $10,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1254. Hirohito. Manuscript in Japanese, "The Emperor's Monologue," transcribed by Terasaki Hidenari. $100,000 to $150,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1095. Goldman. Emma. Large archive of correspondence, much of it to Warren Starr Van Valkenburgh. $70,000 to $100,000
    <b>Bonhams: History of Science and Technology. Wednesday, December 6, 2017. New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 109. Wozniak and Jobs. The First Digital "Blue Box", Berkeley, 1972. $30,000 to $50,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 46. Newton, Isaac. <i>Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica</i>. 1st issue. London, 1687. $300,000 to $500,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 49. Newton. Autograph Manuscript in English, a portion of a draft of Newton's study on revelation. $15,000 to $20,000
    <b>Bonhams: Voices of the 20th Century. Wednesday, December 6, 2017. New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1027. Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby. 1st edition, 1st issue. Scribners, 1925. $40,000 to $60,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1042. Hemingway., Ernest. For Whom the Bell Tolls. Presentation copy, one of 15 copies. Scribners, 1940. $25,000 to $35,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1215. A 48-star American Flag, flown from LCT-703, sunk on Omaha Beach, December 1944. $15,000 to $20,000
  • <b>Les Collections Aristophil:<br>December 20, 2017</b>
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> SAINT-EXUPERY, ANTOINE DE. Kodachrome Film (16mm) showing Antoine de Saint-Exupery and Consuelo on a boat, 1942. JOINED: Guestbook for the Boat, signed, with a drawing of the Little Prince. 15 000 to 20 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> CANDEE, HELEN CHURCHILL. Autograph manuscript. TITANIC, 40 leaves. Original account of the most famous shipwreck, by a survivor of the ordeal. 300 000 to 400 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> TITANIC. Collection of 7 documents relating to the shipwreck of the Titanic (14 April 1912). 20 000 to<br>30 000 €
    <b>Les Collections Aristophil:<br>December 20, 2017</b>
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> DUPLEIX DE CADIGNAN, JEANBAPTISTE. Signed autograph manuscript. Thirty years of memoirs related to military services and important information on the American War of Independence.<br>40 000 to 50 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> CURTIUS. Faiz et Conquestes d'Alexandre [Histoire d'Alexandre le Grand]. In French, illuminated manuscript on paper and parchment, 16 large miniatures. 300 000 to<br>500 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> NELSON, HORATIO. Signed autograph letter, ‘Nelson & Bronte,” aboard the Amazon, 14 October 1801, addressed to Sir William Hamilton. 4 000 to 5 000 €
    <b>Les Collections Aristophil:<br>December 20, 2017</b>
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> GIROLAMO FRANCESCO MARIA MAZZUOLI DIT LE PARMESAN. Le couple amoureux. Pen and brown ink. 80 000 to 120 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> SADE, DONATIEN-ALPHONSE-FRANÇOIS, MARQUIS DE. Autograph manuscript. The 120 Days of Sodom, or the School of Libertinage, 1785.<br>4 000 000 to 6 000 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> MIRÓ, JOAN. Signed autograph correspondence to Thomas and Diane Bouchard (1949-1976). 50 000 to 60 000 €
    <b>Les Collections Aristophil:<br>December 20, 2017</b>
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> BALZAC, HONORÉ DE. Signed autograph manuscript, Ursule Mirouët, [1841]. One of only two manuscripts of novels by Balzac in private hands. 800 000 to<br>1 200 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> LENOIR, ALEXANDRE. Essai sur l'histoire des arts en Egypte pouvant servir d'appendice au grand ouvrage de la Commission. autograph manuscript with numerous additions and corrections. 40 000 to 50 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> SCHRÖDINGER, ERWIN. Autograph manuscript [Spring 1946, sent to Albert Einstein]. 1 500 to 2 000 €