• <b>Announcing a new Books for Sale platform hosted by Biblio!</b>
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  • <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>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€

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32 Auctions Archived, 15 Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday 26 March 32 sales were archived to the Rare Book Hub database; 4 denominated in Swiss francs, 7 in euros, 8 in British pounds, and 13 in U.S. dollars.  Turnover was $10,047,793 as 7,458 lots were offered and 5,443 sold for a 73% success rate.  The world is unstable and bidders recently have been somewhat shy.  This too shall pass.

1 auction saw its total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

SothebysPrints and Multiples on March 22nd: $4,563,703

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

AguttesAntiquarian Books on March 17th: 305.47% 
TooveysPrints on March 23rd: 199.52% 
Henri Godts Books and Prints AuctionsAntiquarian Books on March 22nd: 156.27% 
Lyon and TurnbullAsian Art - Books and Prints on March 22nd: 130.99% 
Koller AuctionsOld Master Prints on March 22nd: 123.18% 
SothebysPrints and Multiples on March 22nd: 112.54% 
RR AuctionThe Presidential Collection of Everett Fisher - Internet bidstart 3/10 on March 17th: 112.22% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on March 22nd: 100.56% 


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

Carlsen GalleryEarly March Antique Auction - Books and Prints on March 6th: 100.00% 
Robert Siegel GalleriesUnited States Revenues incl. Hunting Permits on March 18th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 3/13 on March 20th: 99.63% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 3/13 on March 20th: 97.86% 
TooveysPostcards, Topographical Books on March 22nd: 94.01% 
SothebysPrints and Multiples on March 22nd: 90.13% 
AguttesAntiquarian Books on March 17th: 87.50% 
Koller AuctionsOld Master Prints on March 22nd: 86.27% 
TooveysPrints on March 23rd: 83.33% 
Koller AuctionsAutographs on March 19th: 81.25% 
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersBooks on March 17th: 80.85% 


32 auctions reported this week: 

PBA GalleriesFine Books in All Fields with Illustrated & Children's Books on March 24th: 72.25% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsBibliophile on March 24th: 73.05% 
AuctionataThe Superhero Sale on March 23rd: 39.29% 
TooveysPrints on March 23rd: 83.33% 
TooveysPostcards, Topographical Books on March 22nd: 94.01% 
Koller AuctionsOld Master Prints on March 22nd: 86.27% 
Koller AuctionsPhotography on March 19th: 61.40% 
Koller AuctionsAutographs on March 19th: 81.25% 
Koller AuctionsBooks on March 19th: 54.36% 
BonhamsPrints and Multiples on March 23rd: 53.42% 
Lyon and TurnbullAsian Art - Books and Prints on March 22nd: 78.57% 
AguttesAntiquarian Books on March 17th: 87.50% 
25 Blythe RoadBritish & Continental Pictures & Prints and Photographs Sale on March 17th: 21.37% 
RR AuctionThe Presidential Collection of Everett Fisher - Internet bidstart 3/10 on March 17th: 73.74% 
Henri Godts Books and Prints AuctionsAntiquarian Books on March 22nd: 72.97% 
SothebysPrints and Multiples on March 22nd: 90.13% 
Carlsen GalleryEarly March Antique Auction - Books and Prints on March 6th: 100.00% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on March 22nd: 79.63% 
Clars Auction GalleryPrints on March 20th: 62.90% 
Clars Auction GalleryPrints on March 19th: 79.84% 
Brunk AuctionsBooks, Prints on March 19th: 66.67% 
Adams Amsterdam AuctionsPaul Blanca Photographs on March 21st: 76.39% 
Adams Amsterdam AuctionsPhotographs on March 21st: 49.51% 
EldredsAntiques and Accessories - Books and Prints on March 19th: 60.00% 
ChristiesFirst Open/Home - Prints on March 22nd: 52.78% 
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersBooks on March 17th: 80.85% 
Robert Siegel GalleriesUnited States Revenues incl. Hunting Permits on March 18th: 100.00% 
Alexander Historical AuctionsSpring 2016 Historical Militaria Day 1 on March 18th: 71.00% 
Venator and HansteinModern and Contemporary Prints and Drawings; Modern Illustrated Books on March 19th: 54.74% 
Venator and HansteinBooks, Prints and Drawings, Autographs on March 18th: 58.12% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 3/13 on March 20th: 99.63% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 3/13 on March 20th: 97.86% 

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys A LA RECHERCHE DU SHOE PERDU; AND SHOE AND LEG (F. & S. IV.69B - 85) on March 22nd Actual price: USD $416,060.
  2. Aguttes Entomologie, ou histoire naturelle des Insectes,avec leurs caractères génériques et spécifiques, leur description, leur synonymie et leur figure enluminée. Entomologie - Histoire naturelle des insectes. on March 17th Actual price: USD $222,683.
  3. Sothebys THE BULLS OF BORDEAUX (HARRIS 283-286; DELTEIL 286-289) on March 22nd Actual price: USD $211,580.
  4. Sothebys MARILYN MONROE (F. & S. II.31) on March 22nd Actual price: USD $194,540.
  5. Sothebys GOETHE (F. & S. II.270-273) on March 22nd Actual price: USD $168,625.
  6. Sothebys MARILYN MONROE (F. & S. II.23) on March 22nd Actual price: USD $150,875.
  7. Sothebys MOCHA STANDARD (WALKER ART CENTER 30) on March 22nd Actual price: USD $115,375.
  8. Koller Auctions Histoire naturelle des perroquets. on March 19th Actual price: USD $105,575.
  9. Sothebys MOONWALK (F. & S. II.404) on March 22nd Actual price: USD $97,625.
  10. Koller Auctions Poissons Ecrevisses et Crabes, de diverses couleurs et figures extraordinaires, que l‘on trouve autour des Isles Moluques, et sur les côtes des Terres Australes: [...] Divisé en deux tomes, dont le premier a été copié sur l on March 19th Actual price: USD $93,215.
  11. Koller Auctions Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des art et des métiers... on March 19th Actual price: USD $93,215.
  12. Sothebys MARILYN MONROE (F. & S. II.28) on March 22nd Actual price: USD $92,300.
  13. Sothebys MIROIR DE LA TAUROMACHIE (S. 29-30) on March 22nd Actual price: USD $88,750.
  14. Sothebys MARILYN MONROE (F. & S. II.22) on March 22nd Actual price: USD $85,200.
  15. Sothebys MARILYN MONROE (F. & S. II.29) on March 22nd Actual price: USD $78,100.
  16. RR Auction William Henry Harrison DS on March 17th Actual price: USD $74,938.
  17. Venator and Hanstein Reise in das innere Nord-America in den Jahren 1832 bis 1834. Daraus der Atlasband on March 18th Actual price: USD $73,665.
  18. Sothebys MARILYN MONROE (F. & S. II.25) on March 22nd Actual price: USD $71,000.
  19. Sothebys ERASMUS OF ROTTERDAM (B. 107; M., HOLL., 105) on March 22nd Actual price: USD $71,000.
  20. Sothebys MAO (F. & S. II.91) on March 22nd Actual price: USD $69,225.
  21. Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions La grande cita de Anversa. on March 22nd Actual price: USD $68,880.
  22. Sothebys NAPOLÉON (DELTEIL 358; ADRIANI 135; WITTROCK 140) on March 22nd Actual price: USD $67,450.
  23. Sothebys MICK JAGGER (F. & S. II.146) on March 22nd Actual price: USD $63,900.
  24. Sothebys LENIN (F. & S. II.402) on March 22nd Actual price: USD $62,125.
  25. Sothebys CARMEN (M. CS 39) on March 22nd Actual price: USD $62,125.

 

For the week ahead 15 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Mar. 28th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 41 lots

Tue. Mar. 29th
Ader. PARIS. Modern Prints. 119 lots
Auctionata. New York. Modern and Contemporary Art. 132 lots

Wed. Mar. 30th
Dorotheum . Vienna. Prints Before 1900. 73 lots

Thu. Mar. 31st
Swann Galleries. New York. Printed and Manuscript African Americana. 462 lots
Dorotheum . Vienna. Globes. 20 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Modern and Contemporary Editions. 477 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 3/24. 199 lots

Sat. Apr. 2nd
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Montana "Big Sky" Auction. 385 lots
Arader Galleries. New York City. Natural History Works on Paper, Historic Maps, Rare Books and Audubon's Birds of America and Quadrup. 203 lots

Sun. Apr. 3rd
Sothebys. New York. Photographs. 152 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 3/27.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 3/27.
John McInnis Auctioneers. Amesbury. Photography. 544 lots
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>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>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>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