• <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Autograph Letters Signed to The Librettist Salvadore Cammarano, written between 1844 And 1851, the greater part unpublished and unrecorded.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>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>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

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Twenty-two Auctions Archived, 37 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday April 2nd 22 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub database; 8 denominated in euros, 1 in British pounds, and 13 in US dollars.  Turnover was $7,478,330 as 8,441 lots were offered and 7,108 sold for an exceptional 84% success rate.

2 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters on March 27th: $2,076,484 
Arader GalleriesAsian Maps on March 16th: $1,358,725 

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

FerratonBooks, Prints on March 19th: 135.40% 
Dorotheum Prints Before 1900 on March 30th: 129.57% 
Purcell AuctioneersThe Sale of the Library of the Late Mr Gill Ruttledge on March 30th: 128.97% 
Vermot de PasCollection of an Amateur : Comic Strips and Original Boards, 3D, Japanese Animation on March 26th: 101.86% 
Arader GalleriesAsian Maps on March 16th: 101.40% 
AderModern Prints on March 29th: 101.13% 


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

Arader GalleriesAsian Maps on March 16th: 100.00% 
National Book AuctionsJudaica, Magazines, Americana, etc on March 20th: 100.00% 
Aspire AuctionsFine Art - Prints - Internet Bidstart 2/12 on February 20th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 3/20 on March 27th: 99.74% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 3/17 on March 24th: 99.46% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 3/24 on March 31st: 98.49% 
Purcell AuctioneersThe Sale of the Library of the Late Mr Gill Ruttledge on March 30th: 96.71% 
Addison and SarovaRare Books on March 19th: 95.05% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters on March 27th: 94.38% 
Grogan and CompanyThe March Auction - Books and Prints on March 20th: 91.67% 
Lancaster Mennonite Historical SocietyRare, Out of Print and Used Books on March 11th: 91.11% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on March 29th: 90.24% 
Dorotheum Prints Before 1900 on March 30th: 84.93% 
FerratonBooks, Prints on March 19th: 83.08% 


22 total sales reported this week: 

Purcell AuctioneersThe Sale of the Library of the Late Mr Gill Ruttledge on March 30th: 96.71% 
Swann GalleriesPrinted and Manuscript African Americana on March 31st: 68.61% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsModern and Contemporary Editions on March 31st: 63.73% 
AderModern Prints on March 29th: 78.15% 
Dorotheum Prints Before 1900 on March 30th: 84.93% 
Dorotheum Globes on March 31st: 55.00% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 3/24 on March 31st: 98.49% 
Vermot de PasCollection of an Amateur : Comic Strips and Original Boards, 3D, Japanese Animation on March 26th: 73.90% 
National Book AuctionsJudaica, Magazines, Americana, etc on March 20th: 100.00% 
Lancaster Mennonite Historical SocietyRare, Out of Print and Used Books on March 11th: 91.11% 
AuctionataModern and Contemporary Art on March 29th: 40.30% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on March 29th: 90.24% 
Arader GalleriesAsian Maps on March 16th: 100.00% 
Grogan and CompanyThe March Auction - Books and Prints on March 20th: 91.67% 
Binoche et GiquelloAvant-Guard of the 20th Century: - FIRST EDITIONS - PHOTOGRAPHS - MAGAZINES - GRAPHIC WORKS - MANUS on March 25th: 47.16% 
Addison and SarovaRare Books on March 19th: 95.05% 
FerratonBooks, Prints on March 19th: 83.08% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 3/20 on March 27th: 99.74% 
Aspire AuctionsFine Art - Prints - Internet Bidstart 2/12 on February 20th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters on March 27th: 94.38% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 3/17 on March 24th: 99.46% 
Old World AuctionsAntique Maps, Globes, Charts, Atlases & Vintage Graphics on February 17th: 75.75%

 

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Arader Galleries The Birds of Asia. on March 16th Actual price: USD $244,000.
  2. Arader Galleries Kun-yü Ch'üan-t'u on March 16th Actual price: USD $170,800.
  3. Heritage Auctions The Public Enemy (Warner Brothers, 1931). One Sheet (27" X 41") Style A. on March 27th Actual price: USD $167,300.
  4. Arader Galleries Lesser Adjutant on March 16th Actual price: USD $134,200.
  5. Arader Galleries Black-Necked Stork on March 16th Actual price: USD $134,200.
  6. Binoche et Giquello DESSIN ORIGINAL SIGNÉ. on March 25th Actual price: USD $102,413.
  7. Swann Galleries A Night-Club Map of Harlem. on March 31st Actual price: USD $100,000.
  8. Auctionata 'Details… Botticelli' on March 29th Actual price: USD $93,750.
  9. Heritage Auctions Halloween by Robert Gleason (Compass International, 1978). Original Acrylic Painting on Canvas (27" X 39.75"). on March 27th Actual price: USD $83,650.
  10. Vermot de Pas The Three Robbers on March 26th Actual price: USD $77,827.
  11. Binoche et Giquello GALA. BRETON André HUGO Valentine. on March 25th Actual price: USD $49,784.
  12. Arader Galleries Russischer Atlas welcher in einer General-Charte und neunzehen Special-Charten das gesamte Russische Reich und dessen angräntzende Länder...vorstellig macht on March 16th Actual price: USD $48,800.
  13. Swann Galleries Bannaker's (sic) Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia, Kentucky, and North Carolina Almanack and Ephemeris for the Year of Our Lord 1796. on March 31st Actual price: USD $47,500.
  14. Arader Galleries Indian Egret on March 16th Actual price: USD $45,750.
  15. Heritage Auctions Gilda (Columbia, 1946). One Sheet (27" X 41") Style B. on March 27th Actual price: USD $45,410.
  16. Swann Galleries Autograph Letter Signed to one of the sons of Alphonso Janes of Providence, RI. on March 31st Actual price: USD $45,000.
  17. Arader Galleries Histoire de la navigation de Iean Hvgves de Linschot Hollandois: aux Indes Orientales...Troixiesme edition augmentee; [Part II:]  Le grand routier de Mer... [Part III:] Description de l'Amerique & des parties d'icelle, comme de la Nouvelle France... on March 16th Actual price: USD $42,700.
  18. Addison and Sarova Moriae Encomium. on March 19th Actual price: USD $40,000.
  19. Arader Galleries A Himalayan Monal (Impeyen Pheasant) on March 16th Actual price: USD $36,600.
  20. Arader Galleries Figures on the Banks of the River Hoogly, Tollygunge, Calcutta on March 16th Actual price: USD $36,600.
  21. Heritage Auctions It's a Wonderful Life (RKO, 1948). Italian 4 Foglio (55" X 57") Averardo Ciriello Artwork. on March 27th Actual price: USD $35,850.
  22. Heritage Auctions The Bride of Frankenstein (Universal, 1935). Uncut Pressbook (18 Pages, 13" X 26"). on March 27th Actual price: USD $33,460.
  23. Auctionata 'Still Life with Windmill' on March 29th Actual price: USD $32,500.
  24. Arader Galleries Onzieme volume de la Geographie Blaviane, contenant l'Asie qui est la IV. on March 16th Actual price: USD $30,500.
  25. Auctionata 'Grapes (Special edition)' on March 29th Actual price: USD $30,000.

 

For the week ahead 37 sales are scheduled: 

Mon. Apr. 4th 
Freemans. Philadelphia. Books, Maps and Manuscripts, including Photographs. 521 lots 
Artcurial. Paris. Prints and Illustrated Books. 165 lots 
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Comic Strips. 410 lots 
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 136 lots 
Audap and Mirabaud. PARIS. Historical Souvenirs - Manuscripts, Photographs, Prints. 76 lots 

Tue. Apr. 5th 
Sothebys. Paris. Collection Boutet de Monvel. 23 lots 
Christies. New York. EX LIBRIS JEAN R. PERRETTE: IMPORTANT TRAVEL, EXPLORATION & CARTOGRAPHY - Day 2. 518 lots 
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Weapons, Hunting, Militaria, Historical Memories. 46 lots 
Heritage Auctions. New York. Manuscripts. 272 lots 
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. Berlin. Autographs - Day 1. 632 lots 
Rossini. Paris. Prints. 15 lots 
Morton Casa de Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Antiquarian Books and Documents. 323 lots 

Wed. Apr. 6th 
Christies. New York. Photographs. 200 lots 
Heritage Auctions. New York. Books. 1124 lots 
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Prints. 670 lots 
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . Fine Art - Prints. 36 lots 
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Passover Haggadot - Online Auction. 362 lots 
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. Berlin. Autographs - Day 2. 240 lots 

Thu. Apr. 7th 
Ader. PARIS. Antiquarian and Modern Books. 293 lots 
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Americana with the Jonathan Bulkley Collection of Advertising Signs & Broadsides. 573 lots 
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Prints, Asian Art, Photography. 324 lots 
Charlton Hall. West Columbia, SC. International Sale. 117 lots 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 3/31. 245 lots 
Gonnelli Casa DAste. Firenze. Books, Manuscripts, Autographs and Musical works. 922 lots 
Kestenbaum and Company. New York. Fine Judaica. 244 lots 

Fri. Apr. 8th 
ALDE. Paris. Original Editions, Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries. 296 lots 
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Autographs in Americana, and Maritime - Books and Prints. 49 lots 
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Palm Beach Spring Auction - Prints. 8 lots 
Auctionata. Berlin. German Post-War Art: Prints. 133 lots 
Auctionata. Berlin. Art of the 20th Century - Prints. 153 lots 

Sat. Apr. 9th 
Aspire Auctions. Cleveland. Fine Art - Prints - Internet Bidstart 4/1. 8 lots 
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . April Estate Auction. 36 lots 
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Houdiniana. 602 lots 

Sun. Apr. 10th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 4/3
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 4/3
Artcurial. Paris. Aeronautics. 32 lots 
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. Empire at Fontainebleau

Bruce McKinney

 

RBH and AE

 

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