• <b>Sotheby’s New York: Fine Books & Manuscripts. December 11, 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec. 11:</b> Wright, Frank Lloyd. An important collection of early letters from Wright to members of his family. 1909–1926. $60,000 to $80,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec. 11:</b> Rand, Ayn. Ayn Rand's important first speech delivered at the Ford Hall Forum. $60,000 to $80,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec. 11:</b> Tolkien, J.R.R. <i>The Hobbit or There and Back Again</i>. London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1937. $50,000 to $70,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec. 11:</b> [Flemish Flower Manuscript]. Lille, Spanish Netherlands: 1630. $50,000 to $60,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec. 11:</b> García Márquez, Gabriel. Two drafts of an early short story, "Rosas Artificiales.” $40,000 to $60,000
    <b>Sotheby’s New York: History of Science and Technology. December 12, 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec. 12:</b> Enigma M4. A Fully Operational Four-Rotor ("M4") Kriegsmarine Enigma Cipher Machine, 1944. $350,000 To $500,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec. 12:</b> The "Polio" Nobel Prize. The 1954 Nobel Prize Medal for Physiology or Medicine Awarded to Frederick C. Robbins. $200,000 to $300,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec. 12:</b> ENIGMA I. A Fully Operational Early Three-Rotor Enigma I Cipher Machine. Berlin, Heimsoeth Und Rinke, Early 1930s. $120,000 to $180,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec. 12:</b> Bonestell, Chesley. "Saturn, Viewed From Titan, One of Its Satellites." A Mid 1950's Study for the 360° Titan Panorama. 1 ½ x 20’. $100,000 to $150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec. 12:</b> Descartes, René. <i>Discours de la Méthode pour Bien Conduire Sa Raison, & Chercher la Verité dans les Sciences... 1637. $80,000 to $120,000
  • <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>Bloomsbury Auctions: Books and Works on Paper, including Fine Photographs. December 14, 2017</b>
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Rowling (J.K.). Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, original fine black pen and ink manuscript book by the author J.K.Rowling, with 31pp of text and illustrations. £80,000 to £120,000
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Blaeu (Johannes). <i>Vierde Stuck der Aerdrycks-Beschryving, welck vervat Engelandt</i>, i.e. <i>Theatrum Orbis Terrarum</i>. vol 4, England & Wales. £10,500 to £12,500
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Miró (Joan). L'Homme au Balencier, etching, aquatint and carborundum, printed in colours on Japan paper, signed in pencil lower right. £4,000 to £6,000
    <b>Bloomsbury Auctions: Books and Works on Paper, including Fine Photographs. December 14, 2017</b>
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Steve McCurry (b.1950). Afghan Girl, 1984, pigment inkjet print, signed and numbered 48/250 in pencil on lower margin. £2,500 to £3,500
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Keough (Pat and Rosemarie). <i>Antarctica</i>, no 228 of 950 copies, signed by the authors, many colour illustrations, original dark grey morocco. £2,800 to £3,200
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Rowlandson (Thomas). Darby & Joan, the idyllically contended couple sit either side of a stove in a cosy domestic interior, ink and watercolour on wove paper. £1,000 to £1,500
    <b>Bloomsbury Auctions: Books and Works on Paper, including Fine Photographs. December 14, 2017</b>
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Procktor (Patrick). Tiny blue-eyed goldfish, watercolour, 310 x 460mm., signed in blue crayon, lower right, titled and inscribed Muscat Jan 19. £1,000 to £1,500
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Iouri Abramochkin (b.1936). Horsemen, Dagestan, 1968, Lambda print, printed later, signed, dated, editioned 1/8 and annotated in black ink verso. £800 to £1,200
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Ravilious (Eric).- Shakespeare (William). Twelfth NIght, or, What You Will, number 79 of 275 copies , wood-engraved title. £800 to £1,200
    <b>Bloomsbury Auctions: Books and Works on Paper, including Fine Photographs. December 14, 2017</b>
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Michelangelo.- Chastel (André). <i>The Vatican Frescoes of Michelangelo</i>, Photography by Takashi Okamura, 2 vol., one of 600 sets, colour plates. £500 to £700
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Wyndham (John). <i>The Day of the Triffids; The Kraken Wakes; The Chrysalids;</i> together with 8 other volumes. All first editions. £400 to £600
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946). Goats Along The Seine, 1894. Photogravure, printed 1990s by Dorothy Norman, one from an edition of 40 published by Aperture. £400 to £600
  • <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Charles Darwin on sexuality and the transmission of hereditary characteristics: Autograph Letter Signed to Lawson Tait. Down, 17 January [1877].
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> MILTON, JOHN. <i>Paradise Lost. A Poem written in ten books.</i> London: 1667. A very rare example with the contemporary binding untouched and with a 1667 title page.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Hamilton secures the ratification of the Constitution: <i>The Debates and Proceedings of the Convention of the State of New-York, assembled at Poughkeespsie, on the 17th June, 1788.</i>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> The social contract “Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains”: ROUSSEAU, JEAN-JACQUES. <i>Principes du Droit Politique [Du Contract Social]</i>. Amsterdam: Michel Rey, 1762
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> “The first English textbook on geometrical land-measurement and surveying”: BENESE, RICHARD. <i>This Boke Sheweth the Maner of Measurynge All Maner of Lande…</i>

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Bloomsbury London: Thursday,
17 March 2016.

25 Auctions Archives, 20 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 5 March 25 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub primary database; 9 denominated in euros, 3 in British pounds, and 13 in US dollars.  Turnover was $4,539,897 as 4,688 lots were offered and 3,644 sold for a 78% success rate.  It was another strong week.

1 auction saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

ChristiesFirst Open: Editions on March 1st: $1,701,627 

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

RR AuctionFine Autographs and Artifacts - bidstart 2/11 on February 18th: 131.29% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPRINTED BOOKS, MAPS & PRINTS BIBLES, ANTIQUARIAN LITERATURE & SCIENCE A REGENCY LIBRARY M R JAMES & on March 2nd: 104.89% 

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

Rago Arts and Auctions20th C Decorative Arts and Design - Books and Prints - starts 2/26 on February 28th: 100.00% 
National Book AuctionsBooks on February 21st: 99.50% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 2/21 on February 28th: 99.21% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 2/21 on February 28th: 98.46% 
Heritage AuctionsAmericana, Political on February 27th: 96.38% 
Alaska AuctionBooks and Prints on February 27th: 94.12% 
Waverly AuctionsWOLVERTON COLLECTION: 2-18-2016 on February 18th: 93.08% 
SkinnerAmerican Furniture & Decorative Arts - Prints on February 27th: 88.89% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPRINTED BOOKS, MAPS & PRINTS BIBLES, ANTIQUARIAN LITERATURE & SCIENCE A REGENCY LIBRARY M R JAMES & on March 2nd: 84.93% 


25 total sales reported this week: 


Rago Arts and Auctions20th C Decorative Arts and Design - Books and Prints - starts 2/26 on February 28th: 100.00% 
Alaska AuctionBooks and Prints on February 27th: 94.12% 
AuctionataEditions on March 4th: 44.88% 
AuctionataWorks on Paper of the 20th and 21st Century on March 4th: 24.63% 
AuctionataAbstractionism - Prints on March 3rd: 26.09% 
AuctionataCollectibles and Post-War and Contemporary Art - Prints on March 3rd: 38.30% 
Waverly AuctionsWOLVERTON COLLECTION: 2-18-2016 on February 18th: 93.08% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsPhoto Opportunities on March 3rd: 43.69% 
PBA GalleriesRare Golf Books & Memorabilia on March 3rd: 69.20% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on March 3rd: 71.19% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPRINTED BOOKS, MAPS & PRINTS BIBLES, ANTIQUARIAN LITERATURE & SCIENCE A REGENCY LIBRARY M R JAMES & on March 2nd: 84.93% 
RossiniTrip to the East on March 1st: 58.62% 
EldredsMarch Online Auction on March 1st: 34.78% 
AuctionataThe World on Paper - Classical Modern Works - Prints on March 2nd: 9.80% 
AuctionataBritish and American Art - Prints on February 29th: 12.50% 
AuctionataMade in Germany - Prints on February 29th: 36.67% 
ChristiesFirst Open: Editions on March 1st: 79.13% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on March 1st: 75.32% 
National Book AuctionsBooks on February 21st: 99.50% 
SkinnerAmerican Furniture & Decorative Arts - Prints on February 27th: 88.89% 
RR AuctionFine Autographs and Artifacts - bidstart 2/11 on February 18th: 55.47% 
EldredsWinter Market Auction - Prints and Books on February 27th: 76.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 2/21 on February 28th: 99.21% 
Heritage AuctionsAmericana, Political on February 27th: 96.38%
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 2/21 on February 28th: 98.46%

 

 

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. RR Auction Mario Puzo Archive on February 18th Actual price: USD $625,000.
  2. Christies Grevy's Zebra, from Endangered Species on March 1st Actual price: USD $52,500.
  3. Christies African Elephant, from Endangered Species on March 1st Actual price: USD $52,500.
  4. Christies Roman Notes VI, from Roman Notes on March 1st Actual price: USD $52,500.
  5. Christies Flowers: one plate on March 1st Actual price: USD $45,000.
  6. Christies Steel Drawing Sitting Nude Edition on March 1st Actual price: USD $43,750.
  7. Christies Ophelia cibachrome on March 1st Actual price: USD $40,000.
  8. Christies Blue Head on March 1st Actual price: USD $40,000.
  9. Heritage Auctions Douglas & Johnson: A Supreme Campaign Ribbon Rarity, the Key to this Iconic 1860 Set. on February 27th Actual price: USD $37,500.
  10. Christies Mao: one plate on March 1st Actual price: USD $32,500.
  11. Christies Guildenstern cibachrome on March 1st Actual price: USD $30,000.
  12. Christies Untitled on March 1st Actual price: USD $30,000.
  13. Auctionata Mädchen vor Hutladen on March 2nd Actual price: USD $26,160.
  14. Christies Loo Paper cibachrome on March 1st Actual price: USD $25,000.
  15. Christies Perrier on March 1st Actual price: USD $25,000.
  16. Christies Cow on March 1st Actual price: USD $23,750.
  17. Heritage Auctions Lincoln & Hamlin: Choice 1860 Jugate Ribbon with Brady Photos. on February 27th Actual price: USD $22,500.
  18. Christies Dr. Waldmann, from Expressionist Woodcuts on March 1st Actual price: USD $21,250.
  19. Christies Untitled (Purple) on March 1st Actual price: USD $20,000.
  20. Christies Hope in the Green Leaves on March 1st Actual price: USD $20,000.
  21. Christies Quene 1-AM on March 1st Actual price: USD $18,750.
  22. Christies Beginnings on March 1st Actual price: USD $18,750.
  23. Heritage Auctions Roosevelt & Fairbanks: The 1¾" "20th Century Club" Jugate, One of the Top Designs from the 1904 Election. on February 27th Actual price: USD $18,750.
  24. Christies Cow on March 1st Actual price: USD $17,500.
  25. Heritage Auctions William Henry Harrison: Gorgeous Pewter Rim Mirror. on February 27th Actual price: USD $17,500.



For the week ahead 20 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Mar. 7th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 72 lots

Tue. Mar. 8th
Bonhams. London. Library of the Late Hugh Selbourne, M.D. - Part 2. 474 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. 19th and 20th Century Prints and Drawings. 604 lots
Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers. Kilkenny. Fine Art Sale - Books and Prints. 15 lots
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Marine, Voyages. 102 lots

Wed. Mar. 9th
Christies. London - King Street. Linley Hall, Shropshire Library. 88 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autograph & Artifact Auction - Internet bidstart 2/19. 798 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 26 lots

Thu. Mar. 10th
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages: The Warren Heckrotte Collection, Part III - Filling in the. 202 lots
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Cape Town. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 3/3. 351 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 3/3. 293 lots

Fri. Mar. 11th
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Lancaster. Rare, Out of Print and Used Books. 495 lots
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH. Berlin-Schoneberg. Special Auction: Rare Books. 398 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Prints, Books. 45 lots

Sat. Mar. 12th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Texana. 280 lots
Tajan. Paris. Comics. 161 lots
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . March Estate Auction. 29 lots
Bloomsbury Philobiblon. Rome. Antiquarian and Rare Books. 77 lots

Sun. Mar. 13th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 3/6.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 3/6.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

 

 

  • <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>Christie’s Online, Dec. 5 – Dec. 12:</b> <i>John the Baptist</i>. initial 'H' cut from a choirbook [Lombardy or Siena, c. 1470s]. US$6,000–9,000
    <b>Christie’s Online, Dec. 5 – Dec. 12:</b> <i>Maharaja Ranjit Singh (1780–1839) seated on a terrace with Sikh noblemen</i>. [Punjab, North India, circa 1830-40]. Estimate: US$10,000–15,000
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  • <b>Les Collections Aristophil:<br>December 20, 2017</b>
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> SAINT-EXUPERY, ANTOINE DE. Kodachrome Film (16mm) showing Antoine de Saint-Exupery and Consuelo on a boat, 1942. JOINED: Guestbook for the Boat, signed, with a drawing of the Little Prince. 15 000 to 20 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> CANDEE, HELEN CHURCHILL. Autograph manuscript. TITANIC, 40 leaves. Original account of the most famous shipwreck, by a survivor of the ordeal. 300 000 to 400 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> TITANIC. Collection of 7 documents relating to the shipwreck of the Titanic (14 April 1912). 20 000 to<br>30 000 €
    <b>Les Collections Aristophil:<br>December 20, 2017</b>
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> DUPLEIX DE CADIGNAN, JEANBAPTISTE. Signed autograph manuscript. Thirty years of memoirs related to military services and important information on the American War of Independence.<br>40 000 to 50 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> CURTIUS. Faiz et Conquestes d'Alexandre [Histoire d'Alexandre le Grand]. In French, illuminated manuscript on paper and parchment, 16 large miniatures. 300 000 to<br>500 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> NELSON, HORATIO. Signed autograph letter, ‘Nelson & Bronte,” aboard the Amazon, 14 October 1801, addressed to Sir William Hamilton. 4 000 to 5 000 €
    <b>Les Collections Aristophil:<br>December 20, 2017</b>
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> GIROLAMO FRANCESCO MARIA MAZZUOLI DIT LE PARMESAN. Le couple amoureux. Pen and brown ink. 80 000 to 120 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> SADE, DONATIEN-ALPHONSE-FRANÇOIS, MARQUIS DE. Autograph manuscript. The 120 Days of Sodom, or the School of Libertinage, 1785.<br>4 000 000 to 6 000 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> MIRÓ, JOAN. Signed autograph correspondence to Thomas and Diane Bouchard (1949-1976). 50 000 to 60 000 €
    <b>Les Collections Aristophil:<br>December 20, 2017</b>
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> BALZAC, HONORÉ DE. Signed autograph manuscript, Ursule Mirouët, [1841]. One of only two manuscripts of novels by Balzac in private hands. 800 000 to<br>1 200 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> LENOIR, ALEXANDRE. Essai sur l'histoire des arts en Egypte pouvant servir d'appendice au grand ouvrage de la Commission. autograph manuscript with numerous additions and corrections. 40 000 to 50 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> SCHRÖDINGER, ERWIN. Autograph manuscript [Spring 1946, sent to Albert Einstein]. 1 500 to 2 000 €