• <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>Announcing a new Books for Sale platform hosted by Biblio!</b>
    <b>List your books simultaneously on Rare Book Hub and Biblio!</b>
  • <b>ALDE - Modern Illustrated Books - Original Drawings. 22 November 2017</b>
    <b>ALDE, Nov. 22:</b> DEGAS (Edgar). Danseuses au repos. Charcoal drawing. 30,000€ to 40,000€
    <b>ALDE, Nov. 22:</b> ERNST (Max). Une Semaine de bonté ou Les Sept éléments capitaux. Deuxième cahier. L'Eau. 1934. With an original collage signed by Max Ernst. 15,000€ to 20,000€
    <b>ALDE, Nov. 22:</b> BALZAC (Honoré de). Le Chef-d’œuvre inconnu. 1931. Illustrated edition by Pablo Picasso of 12 original etchings. 20,000€ to 30,000€
    <b>ALDE, Nov. 22:</b> GIACOMETTI (Alberto). Paris sans fin. 1969. Last illustrated book of Giacometti. 15,000€ to 20,000€

Auction Update Review

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32 Auctions Archived, 17 Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday 30 January 32 sales were archived to the RBH database; 18 denominated in US dollars, 5 in British pounds, and 9 in euros.  Turnover was $3,637,567 as 8,814 lots were offered and 6,671 sold for a 76% success rate.

 

For the week ahead 17 sales are scheduled.

 

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

Bearnes Hampton and LittlewoodAntiques and Interiors - Books and Pictures on January 26th: 335.10% 
Doyle New YorkBooks and Prints on January 27th: 266.85% 
FerratonBooks on January 16th: 149.21% 
SothebysImportant Americana - Prints on January 23rd: 128.32% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsBooks and Prints on January 27th: 115.55% 
Case Antiques, Inc.Case Winter Art and Antiques Auction on January 23rd: 109.69% 
RR AuctionAutographs and Artifacts - Internet bidstart 1/14 on January 21st: 107.38% 


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

National Book AuctionsBooks on January 24th: 100.00% 
Grays AuctioneersWilliam Richards Chromogenic Color Photographs on January 20th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 1/17 on January 24th: 99.73% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 1/17 on January 24th: 99.22% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 1/21 on January 28th: 97.44% 
Cowans AuctionsDiscovery - Books and Prints on January 22nd: 96.88% 
Case Antiques, Inc.Case Winter Art and Antiques Auction on January 23rd: 94.74% 
Doyle New YorkBooks and Prints on January 27th: 92.86% 
Bearnes Hampton and LittlewoodAntiques and Interiors - Books and Pictures on January 26th: 92.31% 
FerratonBooks on January 16th: 87.16% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsBooks and Prints on January 27th: 84.78% 
Swann GalleriesIllustration Art on January 28th: 83.59% 
SkinnerFine Art - Prints Online Bidstart 1/19 on January 29th: 83.33% 
EldredsAntiques and Accessories - Books and Prints on January 23rd: 82.61% 
RR AuctionAutographs and Artifacts - Internet bidstart 1/14 on January 21st: 82.18% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on January 26th: 80.26% 


32 total sales reported this week: 

National Book AuctionsBooks on January 24th: 100.00% 
SkinnerFine Art - Prints Online Bidstart 1/19 on January 29th: 83.33% 
Bearnes Hampton and LittlewoodAntiques and Interiors - Books and Pictures on January 26th: 92.31% 
AntiquarianAuctions.comRare Books - Internet bidstart 1/21 on January 28th: 31.45% 
Leslie Hindman AuctioneersMarket Place - Prints on January 28th: 65.09% 
PBA GalleriesAmericana - Travel & Exploration - Cartography - African & Asian Americana on January 28th: 70.65% 
Swann GalleriesIllustration Art on January 28th: 83.59% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsBooks and Prints on January 27th: 84.78% 
Doyle New YorkBooks and Prints on January 27th: 92.86% 
TooveysPrints on January 27th: 67.57% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 1/21 on January 28th: 97.44% 
Case Antiques, Inc.Case Winter Art and Antiques Auction on January 23rd: 94.74% 
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersAntiques and Interiors - Books and Pictures on January 25th: 37.29% 
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersBooks, Maps and Ephemera on January 25th: 60.16% 
RR AuctionAutographs and Artifacts - Internet bidstart 1/14 on January 21st: 82.18% 
AuctionataAbstract Art - Prints on January 27th: 32.88% 
AuctionataShapes, Colors, Symbols on January 27th: 36.78% 
AuctionataPortraits - People as Seen by Artists on January 26th: 18.18% 
AuctionataArt of Nature: Prints by Selected Masters on January 26th: 25.68% 
AuctionataTreasures of Asian Art - Woodblock Prints on January 25th: 22.86% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on January 26th: 80.26% 
Nosbüsch & StuckeBooks on January 23rd: 60.30% 
EldredsAntiques and Accessories - Books and Prints on January 23rd: 82.61% 
Cowans AuctionsDiscovery - Books and Prints on January 22nd: 96.88% 
Grays AuctioneersWilliam Richards Chromogenic Color Photographs on January 20th: 100.00% 
Mid Hudson Auction GalleriesEstate Sale - Prints, Books. - Online only on January 23rd: 71.70% 
Mid Hudson Auction GalleriesTHE GILBERT JONAS LIBRARY SALE. - Online only on January 22nd: 45.99% 
RossiniCollection of Documents, Posters, Ancient Manuscripts on December 10th: 63.49% 
SothebysImportant Americana - Prints on January 23rd: 72.22% 
FerratonBooks on January 16th: 87.16% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 1/17 on January 24th: 99.22% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 1/17 on January 24th: 99.73% 

 

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN (PLATE CCCXI) on January 23rd Actual price: USD $118,750.
  2. Sothebys IVORY-BILLED WOODPECKER (PLATE LXVI) on January 23rd Actual price: USD $52,500.
  3. Sothebys FISH HAWK, OR OSPREY (PLATE LXXXI) on January 23rd Actual price: USD $47,500.
  4. Swann Galleries "I Am an American!" on January 28th Actual price: USD $40,000.
  5. PBA Galleries Original watercolor of Yosemite Falls on January 28th Actual price: USD $36,000.
  6. Sothebys HOOPING CRANE (PLATE CCLXI) on January 23rd Actual price: USD $35,000.
  7. Swann Galleries "Scrooge and The Ghost of Marley." on January 28th Actual price: USD $32,500.
  8. Doyle New York Large archive of photographs depicting Carstairs and others, 1920s-80s. on January 27th Actual price: USD $21,250.
  9. Auctionata Brisk Day I, II and III on January 26th Actual price: USD $17,713.
  10. Swann Galleries The dark side of "Little Annie." on January 28th Actual price: USD $17,500.
  11. Nosbüsch & Stucke Sammlung von 267 Bänden, veröffentlicht von Hubert Cazin. on January 23rd Actual price: USD $16,721.
  12. Swann Galleries Costume design for Romeo and Juliet. on January 28th Actual price: USD $13,750.
  13. Swann Galleries "Mole Stretched on the Bank." on January 28th Actual price: USD $13,750.
  14. Auctionata Twilight 1, 2 & 3 on January 26th Actual price: USD $13,080.
  15. Auctionata Christy on January 26th Actual price: USD $12,263.
  16. Swann Galleries "E=MC²." on January 28th Actual price: USD $11,700.
  17. Case Antiques, Inc. "La Corrida" on January 23rd Actual price: USD $11,328.
  18. Sothebys GOLDEN EAGLE (PLATE CLXXXI) on January 23rd Actual price: USD $11,250.
  19. Nosbüsch & Stucke Parfumeries de Maugenet et Coudray. on January 23rd Actual price: USD $10,933.
  20. Case Antiques, Inc. Sheldon Moldoff Moon Girl #7 Cover Art on January 23rd Actual price: USD $10,912.
  21. Swann Galleries "Lorimar Christmas." on January 28th Actual price: USD $10,625.
  22. Swann Galleries "Haunted New Orleans." on January 28th Actual price: USD $10,625.
  23. Sothebys WILD TURKEY (PLATE 287) on January 23rd Actual price: USD $10,625.
  24. Swann Galleries "Dead By Now." on January 28th Actual price: USD $9,375.
  25. Sothebys GENERAL WASHINGTON (HART 104) on January 23rd Actual price: USD $9,375.


For the week ahead 17 sales are scheduled: 


Mon. Feb. 1st
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 112 lots

Wed. Feb. 3rd
James D Julia Auctioneers. Fairfield. Fine Art, Asian Art and Antiques - Prints. 15 lots
Minerva Auctions Roma. Roma. Books, Autographs and Prints. 319 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. The Bookshop Sale. 120 lots
Minerva Auctions Roma. Roma. Books, Autographs and Prints - Part 2. 257 lots

Thu. Feb. 4th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 1/28. 182 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Printed and Manuscript Americana. 324 lots
The Written Word Autographs. Tamworth, NH . Authentic Autographs - Entertainers. 549 lots
James D Julia Auctioneers. Fairfield. Winter Fine Arts, Asian and Antiques Auction - Day 2. 34 lots
Minerva Auctions Roma. Roma. Books, Autographs and Prints - Part 3. 263 lots

Fri. Feb. 5th
James D Julia Auctioneers. Fairfield. Winter Antiques, Asian & Fine Art Auction - Day 3. 4 lots

Sat. Feb. 6th
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. 1001 Magic Tricks. 218 lots
Potomack Company. Alexandria. Live Auction - Books, Prints. 41 lots
Artcurial. Paris. Automobilia - Books and Prints. 51 lots

Sun. Feb. 7th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 1/31.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 1/31.
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy!</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Walt Whitman. Poetical manuscript from <i>Leaves of Grass</i> (1865)
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> (Daniel Boone.) Filson. <i>The Discovery ... of Kentucke</i> (1784)
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Edgar A. Poe. <i>Tales</i> (1845) original cloth
    <b>19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy!</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Emerson. Autograph letter signed on his philosophy of poetry (1841)
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Fitzgerald. <i>This Side of Paradise</i> (1920) presentation copy
  • <b>Ketterer Kunst Hamburg: Rare Books Auction on November 20th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books Nov. 20:</b><br><i>Biblia latina</i>, Nuremberg 1475. <br>Est: €18,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books Nov. 20:</b><br>Latin and French Book of Hours, Paris around 1490. Est: €60,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books Nov. 20:</b><br>P. J. Redouté, <i>Les Roses</i>, Paris 1828-29. Est: €12,000
    <b>Ketterer Kunst Hamburg: Rare Books Auction on November 20th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books Nov. 20:</b><br>G. W. Knorr, <i>Deliciae Naturae Selectae</i>, Doordrecht 1771. Est: €10,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books Nov. 20:</b><br>J. J. Spalowsky, <i>Beytrag zur Naturgeschichte der Vögel</i>, Vienna 1790-92. Est: €20,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books Nov. 20:</b><br>H. A. Châtelain, <i>Atlas historique</i>, Amsterdam 1718-20. Est: €20,000
    <b>Ketterer Kunst Hamburg: Rare Books Auction on November 20th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books Nov. 20:</b><br>K. Rasmussen, Thule-expedition, around 1925-33. Est: €28,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books Nov. 20:</b><br>E. Cerillo, <i>Dipinti murali di Pompei</i>, Napels 1886. Est: €3,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books Nov. 20:</b><br>W. Shakespeare, <i>The plays</i>, London 1807. Est: €1,500
    <b>Ketterer Kunst Hamburg: Rare Books Auction on November 20th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books Nov. 20:</b><br>G. Klimt, <i>Das Werk</i>, Vienna 1914. Est: €15,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books Nov. 20:</b><br><i>International Exhibition of Modern Art</i>, New York 1926. Est: €3,500
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books Nov. 20:</b><br><i>Arp – Delaunay – Magnelli – Taeuber-Arp</i>, Paris 1950. Est: €1,500
  • <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 Paris, Nov. 28:</b> Seba, Albertus. <i>Locupletissimi rerum naturalium thesauri.</i> Amsterdam: J. Wetsten, 1734[-1769]. €350,000–550,000
    <b>Christie’s Paris, Nov. 28:</b> Janssonius, Joannes. <i>Novus Atlas Absolutissimus</i>. Amsterdam: J Jansson, 1658 [after 1664]. €250,000–450,000
    <b>Christie’s Paris, Nov. 28:</b> Goya, Francisco de. <i>[La Tauromaquia.] Treinta y tres estampas, que representan diferentes suertes y actitudes del arte de lidiar los Toros</i>. Madrid: [Rafael Esteve, 1816]. €150,000–250,000
    <b>Christie’s Online, Nov. 29 – Dec. 06:</b> Einstein, Albert. <i>On residual rays – and guilt about an old girlfriend</i>. Prague, 26 December 1911. US$10,000–15,000
    <b>Christie’s Online, Nov. 29 – Dec. 06:</b> Einstein, Albert. <i>‘What is logically simple is so difficult mathematically'</i>. Princeton, 16 August 1949. US$20,000–30,000
    <b>Christie’s New York, Dec. 5:</b> Yorktown Campaign manuscript map. ‘No 1 Carte générale de l’Isle de New York et des Environs...No 2. Reconnoissance Geometrique…’ n.p., c. 1781–1782. US$150,000–200,000
    <b>Christie’s New York, Dec. 5:</b> Le Hay, Jacques and Ferriol, Charles de (1637–1722). <i>Recueil de cent estampes représentant differentes nations du Levant</i>. Paris: Le Hay and Duchange, 1714. US$30,000–40,000
    <b>Christie’s New York, Dec. 7:</b> Cresswell, Samuel Gurney. <i>A Series of Eight Sketches … of the Voyage of the H.M.S. Investigator during the Discovery of the North-west Passage</i>. London: 1854. US$30,000–40,000.
    <b>Christie’s New York, Dec. 7:</b> Veer, Gerrit de. <i>Diarium nauticum seu vera descriptio trium navigationum admirandarum</i>. Amsterdam: Cornelius [Claesz], 1598. US$25,000–35,000