• <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Autograph Letters Signed to The Librettist Salvadore Cammarano, written between 1844 And 1851, the greater part unpublished and unrecorded.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
  • <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 Early Unpublished Darwin letter on the races of man.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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Auction Update Review

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Arader Jan 30th Auction.
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25 Auctions Upcoming, 22 Archived this Week

For the week ended Saturday January 24th 22 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Database; 2 denominated in euros, 3 in British pounds, 1 Mexican pesos, and 16 in US Dollars.  For the week 5,218 lots were offered and 3,943 sold for a 76% success rate.  Turnover was $2,672,898.

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

SothebysOf Royal and Noble Descent Including Works of Art from Palazzo Sacchetti, Rome on January 19th: 309.70% 
Cowans AuctionsAmerican History - Online bidstart 1/7 on January 18th: 125.89% 
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood2-Day Fine Art Sale - Prints on January 20th: 103.70% 


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

Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersEnglish, Continental, Asian & Ethnographic Furniture, Decorations & Art - Prints on January 15th: 100.00% 
Alaska AuctionJanuary 16th Auction - Books, Prints on January 16th: 100.00% 
Alaska AuctionPrints on January 15th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 1/10 on January 17th: 99.41% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 1/10 on January 17th: 98.61% 
Cowans AuctionsAmerican History - Online bidstart 1/7 on January 18th: 98.38% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 1/14 on January 21st: 95.38% 
SothebysOf Royal and Noble Descent Including Works of Art from Palazzo Sacchetti, Rome on January 19th: 94.12% 
Lancaster Mennonite Historical SocietyRare, Out of Print and Used Books on January 8th: 91.72% 
Clars Auction GalleryPrints, Books, Maps on January 17th: 91.46% 
Brunk AuctionsBooks, Prints on January 16th: 89.47% 
SkinnerAmerican and European Prints and Photography on January 22nd: 87.50% 
Knotty Pine Auction ServiceAntique and Estate Book Sale on November 7th: 80.92% 


22 total sales reported this week: 

Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood2-Day Fine Art Sale - Prints on January 20th: 70.37% 
Gonnelli Casa DAstePrints on December 12th: 41.70% 
SkinnerAmerican and European Prints and Photography on January 22nd: 87.50% 
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersBooks on January 18th: 65.91% 
Alaska AuctionJanuary 16th Auction - Books, Prints on January 16th: 100.00% 
Alaska AuctionPrints on January 15th: 100.00% 
Lancaster Mennonite Historical SocietyRare, Out of Print and Used Books on January 8th: 91.72% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 1/14 on January 21st: 95.38% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersEnglish, Continental, Asian & Ethnographic Furniture, Decorations & Art - Prints on January 15th: 100.00% 
AuctionataCutting Edge: Pop and Contemporary Art for Beginning Collectors on January 19th: 52.99% 
Winter AssociatesJanuary Sale on January 18th: 62.96% 
Cowans AuctionsAmerican History - Online bidstart 1/7 on January 18th: 98.38% 
Morton Casa de SubastasBooks and Old Documents on January 19th: 47.44% 
SothebysOf Royal and Noble Descent Including Works of Art from Palazzo Sacchetti, Rome on January 19th: 94.12% 
RR AuctionAutographs and Artifacts - Internet bidstart 12/18 on January 13th: 58.58% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on January 19th: 72.53% 
Brunk AuctionsBooks, Prints on January 16th: 89.47% 
Clars Auction GalleryPrints, Books, Maps on January 17th: 91.46% 
Clars Auction GalleryPrints on January 16th: 57.40% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 1/10 on January 17th: 99.41% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 1/10 on January 17th: 98.61% 
Knotty Pine Auction ServiceAntique and Estate Book Sale on November 7th: 80.92% 

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys A RARE DUTCH 21½IN TERRESTRIAL GLOBE BY JACOB FLORIS VAN LANGREN AND ARNOLD FLORIS VAN LANGREN, WITH A DEDICATION TO THE COUNCIL AND THE PEOPLE OF THE CITY OF ZWOLLE on January 19th Actual price: USD $88,750.
  2. RR Auction Declaration of Independence Force print on January 13th Actual price: USD $50,684.
  3. Sothebys ATLAS. on January 19th Actual price: USD $49,700.
  4. Skinner 25 Cats Name[d] Sam and One Blue Pussy on January 22nd Actual price: USD $49,200.
  5. Skinner Mick Jagger on January 22nd Actual price: USD $45,510.
  6. Brunk Auctions Femme assis (Dora Maar) on January 16th Actual price: USD $30,680.
  7. RR Auction Thomas Paine ALS on January 13th Actual price: USD $30,202.
  8. RR Auction Pennsylvania: George Taylor Partial DS on January 13th Actual price: USD $28,554.
  9. RR Auction James Potter Saber with Scabbard Saber with scabbard on January 13th Actual price: USD $26,100.
  10. RR Auction Frederic Chopin on January 13th Actual price: USD $24,511.
  11. RR Auction Bruce Lee SP on January 13th Actual price: USD $24,500.
  12. Morton Casa de Subastas Views of Ancient Monuments in Central America, Chiapas and Yucatan. on January 19th Actual price: USD $24,000.
  13. RR Auction South Carolina: Arthur Middleton Sheet music on January 13th Actual price: USD $22,051.
  14. RR Auction John Adams LS on January 13th Actual price: USD $20,247.
  15. Skinner Night Shadow on January 22nd Actual price: USD $17,220.
  16. Auctionata Ten Portraits of Jews on January 19th Actual price: USD $16,250.
  17. Skinner Le square de Paris on January 22nd Actual price: USD $14,760.
  18. RR Auction Marilyn Monroe SP on January 13th Actual price: USD $14,650.
  19. RR Auction Negro Folk Songs as Sung by Lead Belly by John A. and Alan Lomax. on January 13th Actual price: USD $14,088.
  20. RR Auction Georgia: Lyman Hall ALS on January 13th Actual price: USD $14,088.
  21. RR Auction Buddy Holly SP on January 13th Actual price: USD $12,647.
  22. Skinner Le magicien de Paris I on January 22nd Actual price: USD $12,300.
  23. Skinner Chicken 'n Dumplings on January 22nd Actual price: USD $12,300.
  24. RR Auction Confederate LeMat Revolver Revolver on January 13th Actual price: USD $11,004.
  25. Skinner Und führe uns nicht in Versuchung on January 22nd Actual price: USD $10,455.


For the week ahead 25 sales are scheduled: 


Mon. Jan. 25th 
Auctionata. Berlin. Treasures of Asian Art - Woodblock Prints. 70 lots 
Freemans. Philadelphia. European Art and Old Masters - Prints
Skinner. Boston. Fine Art - Prints Online Bidstart 1/19. 66 lots 
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books, Maps and Ephemera. 492 lots 
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 76 lots 
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Antiques and Interiors - Books and Pictures. 59 lots 

Tue. Jan. 26th 
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Exeter. Antiques and Interiors - Books and Pictures. 26 lots 
Auctionata. Berlin. Art of Nature: Prints by Selected Masters. 74 lots 
Auctionata. Berlin. Portraits - People as Seen by Artists. 176 lots 

Wed. Jan. 27th 
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Books and Prints
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints. 37 lots 
Doyle New York. New York. Books and Prints. 42 lots 
Auctionata. Berlin. Abstract Art - Prints. 73 lots 
Auctionata. Berlin. Shapes, Colors, Symbols. 87 lots 

Thu. Jan. 28th 
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Cape Town. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 1/21. 442 lots 
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Autographs - Manuscripts. 302 lots 
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Americana - Travel & Exploration - Cartography - African & Asian Americana. 695 lots 
Swann Galleries. New York. Illustration Art
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 1/21. 195 lots 
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Market Place - Prints. 169 lots 

Fri. Jan. 29th 
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Ancient and Modern Photographs. 297 lots 

Sat. Jan. 30th 
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. Automobilia
Arader Galleries. New York City. Natural History Works on Paper, Historic Maps, Rare Books and Audubon's Birds of America and Quadrup

Sun. Jan. 31st 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 1/24
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 1/24

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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>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 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