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  • <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>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>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

Auction Update Review

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27 Auctions Archived this week, 22 Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday March 19th 27 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Database:  8 denominated in euros, 6 in British pounds, and 13 in US dollars.  Turnover was $10,849,934 as 12,698 lots were offered and 7,710 sold for a 61% success rate.  Sales were a bit spotty, - political unrest in Europe and Trumpism in the United States, the logical culprits. 

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4 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Christies
Prints and Multiples on March 15th: $2,798,145 
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen
Books and Prints on February 20th: $1,340,180 
Tajan.
 Comics on March 12th: $1,245,547 
Bonhams
Fine Books and Manuscripts on March 16th: $1,157,362 

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


Winter Associates
March Sale - Prints and Books on March 14th: 157.34% 
Sothebys
Made in Britain on March 16th: 125.62% 
Bonhams
Fine Books and Manuscripts on March 16th: 116.58% 
Bloomsbury Philobiblon
Antiquarian and Rare Books on March 12th: 112.62% 


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

Heritage Auctions
Rare Books - Internet bidstart 3/10 on March 17th: 100.00% 
National Book Auctions
Books on March 6th: 100.00% 
Alaska Auction
Prints, Books on March 11th: 100.00% 
Heritage Auctions
Comics - Internet bidstart 3/6 on March 13th: 99.75% 
Heritage Auctions
Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 3/6 on March 13th: 96.94% 
Heritage Auctions
Texana on March 12th: 92.14% 
Bonhams
Fine Books and Manuscripts on March 16th: 91.72% 
Sothebys
Made in Britain on March 16th: 88.46% 
Northeast Auctions
Portsmouth Weekend Auction - Books and Prints on March 6th: 88.43% 
Bruun Rasmussen
Prints on March 15th: 80.65% 
Robert Siegel Galleries
The Steven Walske Collection of US-France Transatlantic Mail on March 16th: 80.47% 


27 total sales reported this week: 

Bloomsbury Auctions
Autographs, Memorabilia and Vintage Posters on March 18th: 47.78% 
Heritage Auctions
Rare Books - Internet bidstart 3/10 on March 17th: 100.00% 
Winter Associates
March Sale - Prints and Books on March 14th: 72.00% 
National Book Auctions
Books on March 6th: 100.00% 
Alaska Auction
Prints, Books on March 11th: 100.00% 
Bloomsbury Auctions
20th Century Books and Works on Paper on March 17th: 76.53% 
Robert Siegel Galleries
The Steven Walske Collection of US-France Transatlantic Mail on March 16th: 80.47% 
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen
Books and Prints on February 20th: 51.60% 
The Written Word Autographs
Authentic Autographs - Entertainers on February 4th: 21.68% 
Bonhams
Fine Books and Manuscripts on March 16th: 91.72% 
Neret Minet and Tessier
Marine, Voyages on March 8th: 59.80% 
Auctionata
Art of the 20th and 21st Century - Prints on March 14th: 49.00% 
Auctionata
German Art of the 20th Century - with Friedrich Ludwig Collection on March 14th: 33.73% 
Bruun Rasmussen
Prints on March 15th: 80.65% 
Tajan
Comics on March 12th: 49.07% 
Christies
Prints and Multiples on March 15th: 61.85% 
Sothebys.
 Made in Britain on March 16th: 88.46% 
Sothebys
Contemporary Curated - Prints on March 15th: 73.33% 
Michaans Auctions
March Estate Auction on March 12th: 62.07% 
AntiquarianAuctions.com
Rare Books - Internet bidstart 3/3 on March 10th: 35.61% 
Bloomsbury Philobiblon
Antiquarian and Rare Books on March 12th: 66.23% 
RR Auction
Fine Autograph & Artifact Auction - Internet bidstart 2/19 on March 9th: 61.65% 
Northeast Auctions
Portsmouth Weekend Auction - Books and Prints on March 6th: 88.43% 
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH
Special Auction: Rare Books on March 11th: 46.98% 
Heritage Auctions
Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 3/6 on March 13th: 96.94% 
Heritage Auctions
Comics - Internet bidstart 3/6 on March 13th: 99.75% 
Heritage Auctions
Texana on March 12th: 92.14% 

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Tajan Tintin, le sceptre d'Ottokar on March 12th Actual price: USD $910,244.
  2. Christies Andy Mouse on March 15th Actual price: USD $147,345.
  3. Christies Quelques aspects de la vie de Paris on March 15th Actual price: USD $121,965.
  4. Christies Chanel, from: Ads on March 15th Actual price: USD $121,965.
  5. Christies Minotaure caressant une dormeuse, from: La Suite Vollard on March 15th Actual price: USD $121,965.
  6. Christies Paysages et Interieurs the complete set of 13 on March 15th Actual price: USD $121,965.
  7. Christies Le Repas Frugal, from: La Suite des Saltimbanques on March 15th Actual price: USD $105,045.
  8. Sothebys GARDEN IN WINTER (F. 97) on March 16th Actual price: USD $84,600.
  9. Christies Queen Elizabeth II, from: Reigning Queens on March 15th Actual price: USD $84,600.
  10. Robert Siegel Galleries SOUTHN. LETTER UNPAID. on March 16th Actual price: USD $80,000.
  11. Christies Hollywood on March 15th Actual price: USD $70,500.
  12. Bloomsbury Philobiblon Hypnerotomachia Poliphili on March 12th Actual price: USD $63,314.
  13. Robert Siegel Galleries 5c Red Brown (12). on March 16th Actual price: USD $62,500.
  14. Christies Faune devoilant une femme, from: La Suite Vollard on March 15th Actual price: USD $61,688.
  15. Christies Diables rossant Anges et Archanges on March 15th Actual price: USD $61,688.
  16. Christies Nemesis on March 15th Actual price: USD $59,925.
  17. Tajan La quête de l'oiseau du temps, La conque de Ramor on March 12th Actual price: USD $59,052.
  18. Bonhams The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine: presenting an exact geography of the Kingdomes of England on March 16th Actual price: USD $56,400.
  19. Christies Tete de face (Portrait de Marie-Therese de face) on March 15th Actual price: USD $56,400.
  20. Christies L'Anglais au Moulin Rouge brush and spatter on March 15th Actual price: USD $56,400.
  21. Sothebys DAISY on March 15th Actual price: USD $54,638.
  22. Sothebys PSALM: BENEDICTUS DOMINUS; AND PSALM: EXAUDI DOMINE on March 16th Actual price: USD $52,875.
  23. Bonhams The Birds of Great Britain on March 16th Actual price: USD $52,875.
  24. Christies Untitled (Ernok) on March 15th Actual price: USD $52,875.
  25. Christies Untitled (Head) on March 15th Actual price: USD $52,875.



For the week ahead 22 sales are scheduled.

Mon. Mar. 21st
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 54 lots
Adams Amsterdam Auctions. Amsterdam. Photographs. 206 lots
Adams Amsterdam Auctions. Amsterdam. Paul Blanca Photographs. 72 lots

Tue. Mar. 22nd
Sothebys. London. Prints and Multiples. 152 lots
Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions. Bruxelles . Antiquarian Books. 455 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Postcards, Topographical Books. 384 lots
Christies. New York. First Open/Home - Prints. 72 lots
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Old Master Prints. 51 lots
Lyon and Turnbull. Edinburgh. Asian Art - Books and Prints. 14 lots

Wed. Mar. 23rd
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Exeter. Books, Maps, Prints. 701 lots
Bonhams. London. Prints and Multiples. 322 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints. 6 lots
Auctionata. New York. The Superhero Sale. 56 lots

Thu. Mar. 24th
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Books in All Fields with Illustrated & Children's Books. 764 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Bibliophile. 397 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 3/17. 373 lots

Fri. Mar. 25th
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Books, Manuscripts, Prints, etc..

Sat. Mar. 26th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters. 1192 lots
Vermot de Pas. Paris. Collection of an Amateur : Comic Strips and Original Boards, 3D, Japanese Animation.
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. Spirit of the 20th Century.

Sun. Mar. 27th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 3/20.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 3/20.

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> 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>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