• <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>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>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>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…

Auction Update Review

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AuctionAta February 9th.
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21 Auctions Archived, 24 Upcoming

 

For the week ended Saturday 16 January  21 sales were archived to the RBH database; 7 denominated in euros, 5 in British pounds, and 9 in US dollars.  Turnover was $2,807,899 as 6,730 lots were offered and 5,551 sold for an 82% success rate.

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

Bearnes Hampton and LittlewoodAntiquarian Books, Maps and Prints on August 26th: 391.19% 
De Baecque and AssociesEquestrian Library - Mr. X on October 7th: 172.98% 
De Baecque and AssociesReopening Sale: Prints on September 18th: 130.65% 
Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic BooksellersNew York Book Auction - Numismatic Books on January 9th: 126.41% 
Bearnes Hampton and LittlewoodAntiques and Interiors - Books and Pictures on January 5th: 122.41% 
Lyon and TurnbullRare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs on January 13th: 120.34% 

 

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

Michaans AuctionsJanuary Estate Auction on January 9th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 1/7 on January 14th: 98.97% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 1/3 on January 10th: 98.78% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 1/3 on January 10th: 98.18% 
Rachel Davis Fine ArtsFine and Decorative Arts - Prints on December 13th: 91.30% 
Bearnes Hampton and LittlewoodAntiques and Interiors - Books and Pictures on January 5th: 90.32% 
Rachel Davis Fine ArtsFine Art - Prints and Photography on October 24th: 90.00% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsBibliophile on January 14th: 87.78% 
De Baecque and AssociesEquestrian Library - Mr. X on October 7th: 86.16% 
Rachel Davis Fine ArtsWorks on Paper - Prints on December 12th: 85.36% 
Bearnes Hampton and LittlewoodAntiquarian Books, Maps and Prints on August 26th: 82.96% 
Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic BooksellersNew York Book Auction - Numismatic Books on January 9th: 82.86% 
Lyon and TurnbullRare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs on January 13th: 81.02% 


21 total sales reported this week: 

PBA GalleriesFine Literature - Science Fiction - Books in All Fields on January 14th: 79.41% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsBibliophile on January 14th: 87.78% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 1/7 on January 14th: 98.97% 
De Baecque and AssociesEquestrian Library - Mr. X on October 7th: 86.16% 
De Baecque and AssociesReopening Sale: Prints on September 18th: 56.12% 
De Baecque and AssociesAncient and Modern Books on July 8th: 63.37% 
De Baecque and AssociesAncient and Modern Books on November 26th: 70.03% 
Lyon and TurnbullRare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs on January 13th: 81.02% 
Bearnes Hampton and LittlewoodAntiquarian Books, Maps and Prints on August 26th: 82.96% 
Bearnes Hampton and LittlewoodAntiques and Interiors - Books and Pictures on January 5th: 90.32% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsInteriors: Day 1 - Prints on January 12th: 54.55% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on January 12th: 75.47% 
AuctionataPost War Prints on January 11th: 38.51% 
Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic BooksellersNew York Book Auction - Numismatic Books on January 9th: 82.86% 
Michaans AuctionsJanuary Estate Auction on January 9th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 1/3 on January 10th: 98.18% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 1/3 on January 10th: 98.78% 
Fonsie Mealy AuctioneersRare Books on December 15th: 67.75% 
Rachel Davis Fine ArtsFine Art - Prints and Photography on October 24th: 90.00% 
Rachel Davis Fine ArtsFine and Decorative Arts - Prints on December 13th: 91.30% 
Rachel Davis Fine ArtsWorks on Paper - Prints on December 12th: 85.36%

 

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood KORAN Illuminated manuscript on August 26th Actual price: USD $390,816.
  2. Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood Illustrations of China and its People. A Series of Two Hundred Photographs 4 vols on August 26th Actual price: USD $39,082.
  3. Lyon and Turnbull Vida y hechos des ingenioso cavallero Don Quixhote de la Mancha on January 13th Actual price: USD $30,600.
  4. Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood KORAN illuminated manuscript in filigree gold box on August 26th Actual price: USD $30,586.
  5. Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood Middlemarch EIGHT PARTS IN ORIGINAL WRAPPERS on August 26th Actual price: USD $25,488.
  6. Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers An Investigation into the Laws of Thought on December 15th Actual price: USD $14,388.
  7. Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic Booksellers AN ACCOUNT OF THE SALE OF COINS, MEDALS, &C., BELONGING TO CHARLES B. FOOTE, SOLD BY EDWARD COGAN, PHILADELPHIA, BETWEEN THE 7TH AND 14TH MARCH, 1859. on January 9th Actual price: USD $12,980.
  8. Heritage Auctions Amazing Fantasy #15 on January 10th Actual price: USD $11,353.
  9. Lyon and Turnbull To Mark Wood Esq. M.P., Colonel of the Army in India, Late Chief on January 13th Actual price: USD $10,800.
  10. Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic Booksellers DE ASSE ET PARTIBUS EIUS LIBRI QUINQUE, GULIELMO BUDEO PARISIENSI, A SECRETIS REGIS FRANCIE, AUCTORE. on January 9th Actual price: USD $10,620.
  11. De Baecque and Associes Methode et invention nouvelle de dresser les chevaux. on October 7th Actual price: USD $9,720.
  12. Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic Booksellers ILLUSTRIUM IMAGINES. (IMPERATORUM: & ILLUSTRIUM VIRORUM AC MULIERUM VULTUS EX ANTIQUIS NOMISMATIBUS EXPRESSI: EMENDATUM CORREPTUMQUE OPUS PER ANDREAM FULVIUM DILIGENTISSIMUM ANTIQUARIUM). on January 9th Actual price: USD $9,440.
  13. Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers JACK B. YEATS. A Broadside, complete. The full set of 84 monthly issues, June 1908 to May 1915, Vol. 1 no. 1 to Vol. 7 no. 12 on December 15th Actual price: USD $9,156.
  14. PBA Galleries The Land That Time Forgot on January 14th Actual price: USD $9,000.
  15. Auctionata Europaische Graphik VII on January 11th Actual price: USD $8,856.
  16. Auctionata Dark Black Heaven (Nite Time) on January 11th Actual price: USD $8,175.
  17. De Baecque and Associes 1 carton comprenant 21 pièces dont un dessin de Edmond Lajoux, représentant des chasseurs alpins en action. on September 18th Actual price: USD $8,165.
  18. Lyon and Turnbull Fac-simile of a Chinese plan of the Tatar, or inner City, Nuyching and the Imperial on January 13th Actual price: USD $7,920.
  19. Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers Journal of the Association for the Preservation of the Memorials of the Dead in Ireland, Vol. I - Vol. XII, together 12 vols. plus Index to Vols. I - VII, together 13 vols. and 2 other Index vols. (wrappers). on December 15th Actual price: USD $7,848.
  20. Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic Booksellers RECUEIL GÉNÉRAL DES PIÈCES OBSIDIONALES ET DE NÉCESSITÉ, GRAVÉES DANS L’ORDRE CHRONOLOGIQUE DES ÉVÉNEMENS.... on January 9th Actual price: USD $7,670.
  21. Rachel Davis Fine Arts ''Modele Contemplant un Groupe Sculpte'' (Bloch 175) on December 12th Actual price: USD $7,670.
  22. Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers Pathological Anatomy - Illustrations of the Elementary Forms of Disease on December 15th Actual price: USD $7,586.
  23. De Baecque and Associes TRÈS NOBLES ET TRÈS VAILLANS CHEVALIERS. on November 26th Actual price: USD $7,128.
  24. Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic Booksellers LA COLLECTION DE MONNAIES ET MÉDAILLES DE M. CARLOS DE BEISTEGUI. on January 9th Actual price: USD $7,080.
  25. De Baecque and Associes Anatomia del cavallo, infermità, et svoi rimedii [...]. on October 7th Actual price: USD $6,998.


For the week ahead 24 sales are scheduled: 


Mon. Jan. 18th
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. American History - Online bidstart 1/7. 185 lots
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . January Sale. 54 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books. 44 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 91 lots

Tue. Jan. 19th
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Exeter. 2-Day Fine Art Sale - Prints. 27 lots
Sothebys. London. Of Royal and Noble Descent Including Works of Art from Palazzo Sacchetti, Rome. 17 lots
Morton Casa de Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Books and Old Documents. 312 lots
Auctionata. New York. Cutting Edge: Pop and Contemporary Art for Beginning Collectors. 134 lots
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Sale 49 - Part I: Books, Chassidism, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters. 393 lots

Wed. Jan. 20th
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . William Richards Chromogenic Color Photographs. 421 lots
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Auction no. 49 - Part II - Bibles and Prayer Books, Manuscripts, Graphics and Ceremonial Art. 211 lots

Thu. Jan. 21st
RR Auction. Amherst. Autographs and Artifacts - Internet bidstart 1/14. 101 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 1/14. 195 lots

Fri. Jan. 22nd
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. Discovery - Books and Prints. 32 lots
Skinner. Boston. American and European Prints and Photography. 112 lots
Mid Hudson Auction Galleries. Cornwall-on-Hudson, . THE GILBERT JONAS LIBRARY SALE. - Online only. 237 lots
Sothebys. New York. Important Americana - Prints. 18 lots

Sat. Jan. 23rd
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Antiques and Accessories - Books and Prints. 23 lots
Nosbüsch & Stucke. Berlin. Books. 859 lots
Case Antiques, Inc.. Knoxville. Case Winter Art and Antiques Auction. 57 lots
Mid Hudson Auction Galleries. Cornwall-on-Hudson, . Estate Sale - Prints, Books. - Online only. 53 lots

Sun. Jan. 24th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 1/17.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 1/17.
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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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  • <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