• <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> FRENCH REVOLUTION 1793. Déclaration des droits de l’Homme. 2,55 x 1,30m.A 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. Vedute di Roma, 1748-1775. 107 etchings. An exceptional copy. printed and bound before 1780. Est. €50,000 - 80,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, Oct. 30:</b> SADE. Autograph annotations by Sade facing 12 erotic drawings for Juliette. Est. €40,000 – 60,000
  • <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> 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Autograph Letters Signed to The Librettist Salvadore Cammarano, written between 1844 And 1851, the greater part unpublished and unrecorded.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>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.

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14 Auctions Archived, 21 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 7 February 14 auctions were archived to the RBH Database; 6 denominated in euros, 1 in British pounds, and 7 in US dollars.  Turnover was $4,981,884 as 4,282 lots were offered and 3,446 sold for an 80% success rate.  Strength has begun to reappear.

2 auctions saw sale proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Arader GalleriesNatural History Works on Paper, Historic Maps, Rare Books and Audubon's Birds of America and Quadrup on January 30th: $1,724,963 
Swann GalleriesPrinted and Manuscript Americana on February 4th: $1,051,127 

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

Dominic Winter Book AuctionsThe Bookshop Sale on February 3rd: 209.51% 
De Baecque and AssociesAncient and Modern Photographs on January 29th: 126.75% 
Swann GalleriesPrinted and Manuscript Americana on February 4th: 107.65% 

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

Dominic Winter Book AuctionsThe Bookshop Sale on February 3rd: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 1/24 on January 31st: 99.40% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 1/24 on January 31st: 99.33% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 1/28 on February 4th: 95.05% 
Arader GalleriesNatural History Works on Paper, Historic Maps, Rare Books and Audubon's Birds of America and Quadrup on January 30th: 91.70% 
Swann GalleriesPrinted and Manuscript Americana on February 4th: 90.12% 
Kedem AuctionAuction no. 49 - Part II - Bibles and Prayer Books, Manuscripts, Graphics and Ceremonial Art on January 20th: 87.68% 
Kedem AuctionSale 49 - Part I: Books, Chassidism, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters on January 19th: 84.99% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on February 2nd: 80.36% 

14 total sales reported this week: 

Minerva Auctions RomaBooks, Autographs and Prints - Part 3 on February 4th: 40.30% 
Minerva Auctions RomaBooks, Autographs and Prints - Part 2 on February 3rd: 44.75% 
Minerva Auctions RomaBooks, Autographs and Prints on February 3rd: 55.49% 
Swann GalleriesPrinted and Manuscript Americana on February 4th: 90.12% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 1/28 on February 4th: 95.05% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsThe Bookshop Sale on February 3rd: 100.00% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on February 2nd: 80.36% 
De Baecque and AssociesAncient and Modern Photographs on January 29th: 71.72% 
De Baecque and AssociesAutographs - Manuscripts on January 28th: 55.63% 
Kedem AuctionAuction no. 49 - Part II - Bibles and Prayer Books, Manuscripts, Graphics and Ceremonial Art on January 20th: 87.68% 
Kedem AuctionSale 49 - Part I: Books, Chassidism, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters on January 19th: 84.99% 
Arader GalleriesNatural History Works on Paper, Historic Maps, Rare Books and Audubon's Birds of America and Quadrup on January 30th: 91.70% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 1/24 on January 31st: 99.40% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 1/24 on January 31st: 99.33% 

 

The Arader Galleries Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Swann Galleries The Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs of the Old and New-Testament . for the Use, Edification, and Comfort of the Saints in Publick and Private; Especially in New-England. on February 4th Actual price: USD $221,000.
  2. Arader Galleries Carolina Parrot, Plate 26 on January 30th Actual price: USD $170,800.
  3. Arader Galleries Ivory-Billed Woodpecker, Plate 66 on January 30th Actual price: USD $122,000.
  4. Swann Galleries The Federalist: A Collection of Essays Written in Favour of the New Constitution. on February 4th Actual price: USD $87,500.
  5. Minerva Auctions Roma Incoronazione di S.M.I.R.A. Ferdinando a Re del regno Lombardo-Veneto - Ingresso solenne delle LL.MM....nella Città di Milano on February 3rd Actual price: USD $84,000.
  6. Arader Galleries Wild Turkey (Male), Plate 1 on January 30th Actual price: USD $79,300.
  7. Arader Galleries Liber chronicarum [NUREMBERG CHRONICLE] on January 30th Actual price: USD $53,125.
  8. Arader Galleries Wild Turkey (Female), Plate 6 on January 30th Actual price: USD $51,850.
  9. Swann Galleries Observations sur la Virginie. on February 4th Actual price: USD $47,500.
  10. Minerva Auctions Roma Carteggio on February 3rd Actual price: USD $44,800.
  11. Minerva Auctions Roma Raccolta di varie decorazioni sceniche inventate ed eseguite per il R. Teatro alla Scala on February 3rd Actual price: USD $42,000.
  12. Arader Galleries Sharea robusta (223) on January 30th Actual price: USD $39,650.
  13. Arader Galleries Epidendrum Aepellsedes (204) on January 30th Actual price: USD $39,650.
  14. Kedem Auction Illustrated Parchment Manuscript - Seder Brit Milah and Pidyon HaBen - Mohel Book (Pinkas Milah) - London, 1840 on January 20th Actual price: USD $39,360.
  15. Swann Galleries $100,000 Reward! The Murderer of our Late Beloved President, Abraham Lincoln, is Still at Large. on February 4th Actual price: USD $37,500.
  16. Arader Galleries Shorea Talura (225) on January 30th Actual price: USD $36,600.
  17. Arader Galleries Ariza sativa (203) on January 30th Actual price: USD $36,600.
  18. Arader Galleries Flemingia prostrata (201) on January 30th Actual price: USD $36,600.
  19. Arader Galleries Convolvulus malabaricus (57) on January 30th Actual price: USD $36,600.
  20. Arader Galleries Americae Pars Borealis, Florida, Baccalaos... on January 30th Actual price: USD $35,380.
  21. Swann Galleries Latter Day Saints' Messenger and Advocate. on February 4th Actual price: USD $35,000.
  22. Arader Galleries A Map of the Most Inhabited part of New England... on January 30th Actual price: USD $33,550.
  23. Swann Galleries Disputatio Geographica de Vero Californiae. on February 4th Actual price: USD $32,500.
  24. Arader Galleries Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. - Parergon in quo Veteris on January 30th Actual price: USD $30,500.
  25. Arader Galleries Ruffed Grouse, Plate 41 on January 30th Actual price: USD $30,500.


For the week ahead 21 sales are scheduled and fully searchable:

Mon. Feb. 8th
Rossini. Paris. Prints. 60 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 77 lots

Tue. Feb. 9th
Bonhams. London. Gentleman's Library Sale. 50 lots
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Books. 310 lots
Auctionata. New York. Rare Books and Ephemera. 104 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Books. 204 lots
Potomack Company. Alexandria. Design Online Auction - Books, Prints. 20 lots

Wed. Feb. 10th
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs and Artifacts - bidstart 1/22. 1030 lots

Thu. Feb. 11th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 2/4. 200 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Vintage Posters. 584 lots

Fri. Feb. 12th
Copley Fine Art Auctions. Boston. Winter Auction - Fine Art Prints. 133 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Books, Prints. 8 lots

Sat. Feb. 13th
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . February Estate Auction. 33 lots
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Comic strips and Original Boards, 3D, Japanese Animation, Jean-Jacques Loup's Drawings Collection -.
Vermot de Pas. Paris. Comic strips and Original Boards, 3D, Japanese Animation, Jean Jacques Loup's Drawings Collection.
Thomaston Place Auction Galleries. Thomaston. Winter Auction - Day 1. 36 lots

Sun. Feb. 14th
Bonhams. Los Angeles. Fine Books and Manuscripts.
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Books & Manuscripts - Sunday at Pasadena. 225 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 2/7.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 2/7.
Thomaston Place Auction Galleries. Thomaston. Winter Auction - Day 2. 75 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Forum Auctions:<br>The Moon: Vintage NASA Photographs 1964-1972 (Online Only). Now through October 18</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Now thru Oct. 18:</b> "The world's first view of the Earth taken by a spacecraft from the vicinity of the Moon" (NASA), Lunar Orbiter 1, 23 August 1966. Est. £600 to £800
    <b>Forum Auctions, Now thru Oct. 18:</b> Anders (William). The first Earthrise seen by Man, Apollo 8, December 1968. Est. £1,500 to £2,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Now thru Oct. 18:</b> Armstrong (Neil). The first photograph taken by Armstrong after setting foot on the Moon, Apollo 11, July 1969. Est. £600 to £800
    <b>Forum Auctions:<br>The Moon: Vintage NASA Photographs 1964-1972 (Online Only). Now through October 18</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Now thru Oct. 18:</b> Aldrin (Buzz). Aldrin's bootprint in the pristine lunar dust, Apollo 11, July 1969. Est. £600 to £800
    <b>Forum Auctions, Now thru Oct. 18:</b> Armstrong (Neil). Buzz Aldrin with the LM and Armstrong reflected in his visor, Apollo 11, July 1969. Est. £1,000 to £1,500
    <b>Forum Auctions, Now thru Oct. 18:</b> Full Moon seen from the receding spacecraft, Apollo 13, April 1970. Est £300 to £500
    <b>Forum Auctions:<br>The Moon: Vintage NASA Photographs 1964-1972 (Online Only). Now through October 18</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Now thru Oct. 18:</b> Craters Copernicus and Reinhold, Apollo 12, November 1969. Est. £300 to £500
    <b>Forum Auctions, Now thru Oct. 18:</b> Conrad (Pete). The photographer reflected in Alan Bean's gold-plated sun visor, Apollo 12, November 1969. Est. £800 to £1,200
    <b>Forum Auctions, Now thru Oct. 18:</b> Scott (David). James Irwin and the Rover, Mount Hadley beyond, Apollo 15, August 1951. Est. £400 to £600
    <b>Forum Auctions:<br>The Moon: Vintage NASA Photographs 1964-1972 (Online Only). Now through October 18</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Now thru Oct. 18:</b> Duke (Charles). John Young's jumping salute in lunar gravity, Apollo 16, April 1972. Est. £600 to £800
    <b>Forum Auctions, Now thru Oct. 18:</b> Cernan (Eugene). Harrison Schmitt with the flag, the Earth overhead, Apollo 17, December 1972. Est. £800 to £1,200
    <b>Forum Auctions, Now thru Oct. 18:</b> Evans (Ronald). The last Earthrise over the Moon seen by man, Apollo 17, December 1972. Est. £800 to £1,200
  • <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
  • <b>Announcing a new Books for Sale platform hosted by Biblio!</b>
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  • <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…