• <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>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 Early Unpublished Darwin letter on the races of man.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
  • <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

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Twenty-five Auctions Archived, 27 Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday February 27th 25 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 5 denominated in euros, 3 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 16 in US dollars.  Turnover was $10,866,338 as 6,092 lots were offered and 5,051 sold for an 83% sell-though.  It was a strong week.

3 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Heritage AuctionsComics on February 18th: $5,734,758 
Swann GalleriesArt and Storytelling: Photographs and Photobooks on February 25th: $1,627,571 
Heritage AuctionsEntertainment on February 20th: $1,212,834 

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

ArtcurialAntiquarian and Modern Books on February 23rd: 154.91% 
Neal Auction CompanyImportant Estates - Books, Prints - Day 2 on February 20th: 100.65% 

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

Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 2/14 on February 21st: 99.86% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 2/14 on February 21st: 99.62% 
Heritage AuctionsComics on February 18th: 98.50% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 2/18 on February 25th: 94.96% 
ArtcurialAntiquarian and Modern Books on February 23rd: 87.80% 
Clars Auction GalleryPrints on February 20th: 86.81% 
Clars Auction GalleryPrints on February 21st: 85.71% 
Paige AuctionMemorabilia, Prints, Collectible on February 16th: 85.37% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on February 23rd: 82.98% 
Dallas Auction GalleryThe Fine and Decorative Auction - Books and Prints on February 24th: 80.95% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsBibliophile on February 25th: 80.71% 
Neal Auction CompanyImportand Estates Auction - Day 1 - Prints on February 19th: 80.00% 

25 total sales were reported this week: 

Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 2/18 on February 25th: 94.96% 
Connecticut Book AuctionsBooks on February 22nd: 61.14% 
Binoche et GiquelloScience Books - Antiquarian and Modern Books on February 24th: 62.01% 
Dallas Auction GalleryThe Fine and Decorative Auction - Books and Prints on February 24th: 80.95% 
AuctionataPrints and Photography on February 25th: 54.48% 
TooveysPrints on February 24th: 73.91% 
Swann GalleriesArt and Storytelling: Photographs and Photobooks on February 25th: 73.88% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsBibliophile on February 25th: 80.71% 
TooveysPhotographs, Autographs, Printed and Manuscript Ephemera on February 23rd: 78.76% 
Morton Casa de SubastasBooks and Documents on February 23rd: 45.08% 
Cowans AuctionsBooks and Prints - Online Bidstart 2/11 on February 22nd: 68.18% 
ArtcurialAntiquarian and Modern Books on February 23rd: 87.80% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on February 23rd: 82.98% 
Beaussant LefevrePrints on February 19th: 60.00% 
Paige AuctionMemorabilia, Prints, Collectible on February 16th: 85.37% 
Winter AssociatesFebruary Sale - Prints on February 15th: 72.22% 
Clars Auction GalleryPrints on February 21st: 85.71% 
Clars Auction GalleryPrints on February 20th: 86.81% 
Neal Auction CompanyImportant Estates - Books, Prints - Day 3 on February 21st: 78.33% 
Neal Auction CompanyImportand Estates Auction - Day 1 - Prints on February 19th: 80.00% 
Neal Auction CompanyImportant Estates - Books, Prints - Day 2 on February 20th: 78.95% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 2/14 on February 21st: 99.86% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 2/14 on February 21st: 99.62% 
Heritage AuctionsEntertainment on February 20th: 76.41% 
Heritage AuctionsComics on February 18th: 98.50% 

 

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Heritage Auctions Amazing Fantasy #15 on February 18th Actual price: USD $454,100.
  2. Swann Galleries Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico. on February 25th Actual price: USD $221,000.
  3. Heritage Auctions John Romita Sr. Amazing Spider-Man #62 Cover Original Art on February 18th Actual price: USD $179,250.
  4. Heritage Auctions Detective Comics #27 on February 18th Actual price: USD $167,300.
  5. Heritage Auctions Wally Wood Daredevil #9 Cover Original Art on February 18th Actual price: USD $149,375.
  6. Heritage Auctions Beatles Yesterday And Today Sealed First State Stereo "Butcher Cover" LP in GEM MINT 10 Condition (Capitol, 1966) with Rare Original "Dear Beatles Chapter President" Letter and Envelope, with LOA from Perry Cox. on February 20th Actual price: USD $125,000.
  7. Heritage Auctions The Amazing Spider-Man #1 on February 18th Actual price: USD $110,538.
  8. Heritage Auctions The Avengers #1 on February 18th Actual price: USD $98,588.
  9. Heritage Auctions Fantastic Four #52 on February 18th Actual price: USD $83,650.
  10. Heritage Auctions Superman #1 on February 18th Actual price: USD $83,650.
  11. Swann Galleries The General Strike, Policeman. on February 25th Actual price: USD $81,250.
  12. Swann Galleries An album entitled Sketches of Chinese Life and Character. on February 25th Actual price: USD $65,000.
  13. Artcurial Constellations on February 23rd Actual price: USD $55,025.
  14. Heritage Auctions Todd McFarlane Amazing Spider-Man #309 Cover Original Art on February 18th Actual price: USD $54,970.
  15. Heritage Auctions John Romita Sr. and Mike Esposito Amazing Spider-Man #49 Page 15 Original Art on February 18th Actual price: USD $53,775.
  16. Swann Galleries An album with 25 photographs of snowflakes. on February 25th Actual price: USD $52,000.
  17. Heritage Auctions Tales of Suspense #57 on February 18th Actual price: USD $47,800.
  18. Artcurial La Poupée on February 23rd Actual price: USD $45,701.
  19. Heritage Auctions Michael Golden Marvel Fanfare #1 Spider-Man and the Angel Cover Original Art on February 18th Actual price: USD $45,410.
  20. Binoche et Giquello De casibus virorum illustrium. on February 24th Actual price: USD $45,375.
  21. Swann Galleries A portfolio entitled 15 Big Shots. on February 25th Actual price: USD $45,000.
  22. Heritage Auctions John Romita Sr. and Mike Esposito (as Mickey Demeo) Amazing Spider-Man #39 "How Green Was My Goblin!" Page 15 Original Art on February 18th Actual price: USD $44,215.
  23. Heritage Auctions Fantastic Four #49 on February 18th Actual price: USD $44,215.
  24. Heritage Auctions John Byrne and Terry Austin X-Men #137 Page 14 Original Art on February 18th Actual price: USD $43,020.
  25. Heritage Auctions Ross Andru and Mike Esposito Amazing Spider-Man #179 Cover Green Goblin Original Art on February 18th Actual price: USD $43,020.


For the week ahead 27 sales are scheduled:


Mon. Feb. 29th
Auctionata. Berlin. British and American Art - Prints. 64 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Made in Germany - Prints. 90 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 77 lots

Tue. Mar. 1st
Rossini. Paris. Trip to the East. 30 lots
Christies. New York. First Open: Editions. 320 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. March Online Auction. 46 lots

Wed. Mar. 2nd
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. PRINTED BOOKS, MAPS & PRINTS BIBLES, ANTIQUARIAN LITERATURE & SCIENCE A REGENCY LIBRARY M R JAMES &. 544 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. The World on Paper - Classical Modern Works - Prints. 102 lots
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . Books and Prints. 29 lots

Thu. Mar. 3rd
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Golf Books & Memorabilia. 500 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Photo Opportunities. 206 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Documents. 59 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Abstractionism - Prints. 23 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Collectibles and Post-War and Contemporary Art - Prints. 47 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 2/25. 302 lots

Fri. Mar. 4th
ALDE. Paris. 19th Century Collection of Books. 259 lots
Marc van de Wiele Auctions. Brugge. Judaica, Architecture, Avant-garde, Literature. 1156 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Editions. 127 lots
ALDE. Paris. Library of Michel Weber. 76 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Works on Paper of the 20th and 21st Century. 134 lots

Sat. Mar. 5th
Northeast Auctions. Portsmouth. Portsmouth Weekend Auction - Books and Prints. 121 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Books, Prints. 10 lots
Treadway Toomey Auctions. Oak Park. 20th Century Art and Design - Prints. 61 lots

Sun. Mar. 6th
Carlsen Gallery. Greenville, NY. Early March Antique Auction - Books and Prints. 19 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 2/28.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 2/28.
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

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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
  • <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>ALDE: Highlights from the Maurice Burrus Collection. October 17, 2017</b>
    <b>Alde, Oct. 17:</b> BIBLE, LATIN. VOL. I ONLY (Genesis-Psalms). [Strassburg: Johann Mentelin, not after 1460].<br>Est: 450 000 / 600 000 €
    <b>Alde, Oct. 17:</b> MISSAL for the use of SALZBURG. Illuminated manuscript on vellum, Augsburg or Salzburg, c 1480. Est: 40 000 / 60 000 €
  • <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> 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