• <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>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.
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  • <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…

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Twenty-two Auctions Archived, 28 auctions Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday April 10th 22 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub database; 7 denominated in euros, 2 in British pounds, 1 Mexican pesos, 11 in US dollars, and 1 in South African rands.  Turnover was $23,230,351 as 7,310 lots were offered and 6,037 sold for an 83% success rate.  Buying interest was strong. 
6 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

ChristiesEX LIBRIS JEAN R. PERRETTE: IMPORTANT TRAVEL, EXPLORATION & CARTOGRAPHY - Day 2 on April 5th: $9,439,077 
ChristiesPhotographs on April 6th: $4,086,125 
SothebysPhotographs on April 3rd: $3,323,000 
Heritage AuctionsBooks on April 6th: $1,891,818 
Heritage AuctionsManuscripts on April 5th: $1,217,920 
Arader GalleriesNatural History Works on Paper, Historic Maps, Rare Books and Audubon's Birds of America and Quadrup on April 2nd: $1,137,192 

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

SothebysCollection Boutet de Monvel on April 6th: 258.87% 
De Baecque and AssociesWeapons, Hunting, Militaria, Historical Memories on April 5th: 241.68% 
Heritage AuctionsManuscripts on April 5th: 129.13% 


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

De Baecque and AssociesWeapons, Hunting, Militaria, Historical Memories on April 5th: 100.00% 
SothebysCollection Boutet de Monvel on April 6th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 3/27 on April 3rd: 99.60% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 3/27 on April 3rd: 97.73% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 3/31 on April 7th: 96.33% 
Heritage AuctionsManuscripts on April 5th: 94.85% 
Heritage AuctionsBooks on April 6th: 93.33% 
Neret Minet and TessierComic Strips on April 4th: 84.39% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Prints on April 6th: 83.13% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on April 5th: 81.62% 
FreemansBooks, Maps and Manuscripts, including Photographs on April 4th: 81.57% 


22 total sales reported this week: 

Quagga Rare Books and ArtOnline Book Auction - Internet bidstart 2/9 on February 16th: 46.15% 
PBA GalleriesRare Americana with the Jonathan Bulkley Collection of Advertising Signs & Broadsides on April 7th: 72.43% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrints, Asian Art, Photography on April 7th: 68.83% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 3/31 on April 7th: 96.33% 
Binoche et GiquelloTravel Albums, Photographs on April 6th: 0.00% 
SothebysCollection Boutet de Monvel on April 6th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsBooks on April 6th: 93.33% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Prints on April 6th: 83.13% 
De Baecque and AssociesWeapons, Hunting, Militaria, Historical Memories on April 5th: 100.00% 
Morton Casa de SubastasAntiquarian Books and Documents on April 5th: 41.18% 
Neret Minet and TessierComic Strips on April 4th: 84.39% 
Audap and MirabaudHistorical Souvenirs - Manuscripts, Photographs, Prints on April 4th: 51.32% 
ArtcurialPrints and Illustrated Books on April 4th: 63.64% 
ChristiesPhotographs on April 6th: 63.37% 
ChristiesEX LIBRIS JEAN R. PERRETTE: IMPORTANT TRAVEL, EXPLORATION & CARTOGRAPHY - Day 2 on April 5th: 76.06% 
Heritage AuctionsManuscripts on April 5th: 94.85% 
FreemansBooks, Maps and Manuscripts, including Photographs on April 4th: 81.57% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on April 5th: 81.62% 
SothebysPhotographs on April 3rd: 73.68% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 3/27 on April 3rd: 99.60% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 3/27 on April 3rd: 97.73% 
Arader GalleriesNatural History Works on Paper, Historic Maps, Rare Books and Audubon's Birds of America and Quadrup on April 2nd: 74.88% 

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Christies Cosmographia. Translated from Greek into Latin by Jacobus Angelus (fl. early 15th century). Edited by Nicolaus Germanus (c.1420-c.1490). Johann Reger (d. after 1499). Registrum, De locis ac mirabilibus mundi. on April 5th Actual price: USD $725,000.
  2. Sothebys 'SIE KOMMEN (DRESSED)' AND 'SIE KOMMEN (NAKED)' on April 3rd Actual price: USD $670,000.
  3. Christies [THE GREAT AND SMALL VOYAGES], text in Latin. on April 5th Actual price: USD $545,000.
  4. Heritage Auctions The Declaration of Independence: Rare July 1776 Broadside Printing by Ezekiel Russell of Salem, Massachusetts-Bay, the Colony's Authorized Edition, Sent to an Ipswich Pastor to be Read to His Congregation. on April 5th Actual price: USD $514,000.
  5. Christies The Family, Luzzara, Italy, 1953 on April 6th Actual price: USD $461,000.
  6. Christies Les Voyages du Sieur de Champlain Xaintongeois, Capitaine ordinaire pour le Roy, en la marine. on April 5th Actual price: USD $425,000.
  7. Heritage Auctions Chair Used by J.K. Rowling whilst Writing the First Two Harry Potter Books, Later Hand-Painted and Signed by Rowling Herself. on April 6th Actual price: USD $394,000.
  8. Christies Toonneel des Aerdrijcx, ofte Nieuwe Atlas. on April 5th Actual price: USD $365,000.
  9. Christies A declaration of the state of the colony and affairs in Virginia. on April 5th Actual price: USD $293,000.
  10. Christies Theatre des Cites du Monde. on April 5th Actual price: USD $293,000.
  11. Sothebys RAYOGRAPH  on April 3rd Actual price: USD $250,000.
  12. Christies Boy with a straw hat waiting to march in a pro-war parade, N.Y.C., 1967 on April 6th Actual price: USD $245,000.
  13. Christies BOOK OF HOURS, use of Coutances, in Latin and French, illuminated manuscript on vellum on April 5th Actual price: USD $245,000.
  14. Christies [Pingding Xiyu zhantu]. Suite of thirteen etched copper plates representing the conquest of Jinchuan or the military campaigns at Jinchuan. on April 5th Actual price: USD $245,000.
  15. Christies Church of the Light, Tadao Ando, 1997 on April 6th Actual price: USD $233,000.
  16. Christies Itinerarium Portugallensium e Lusitania in Indiam et inde in occidentem et demum ad aquilonem. on April 5th Actual price: USD $233,000.
  17. Christies Liber chronicarum. on April 5th Actual price: USD $197,000.
  18. Christies BOOK OF HOURS, use of Besancon, in Latin and French, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM on April 5th Actual price: USD $185,000.
  19. Christies Levees et Gravees par ordre expres du Roy. Pour l'usage de ses armees de mer. on April 5th Actual price: USD $185,000.
  20. Christies Les Voyages de la Nouvelle France occidentale, dite Canada faits par le Sr Champlain Xainctongeois, Capitaine pour le Roy en la Marine du Ponant, & toutes les Descouvertes qu'il a faites en ce paos depuis l'an 1603. Iusques en l'an 1629. on April 5th Actual price: USD $173,000.
  21. Christies [Theuerdank.] Die geuerlicheiten und einsteils der geschichten des loblichen streytparen und hochberumbten helds und Ritters herz Tewrdannckhs. on April 5th Actual price: USD $161,000.
  22. Arader Galleries Roseate Spoonbill, Plate 231 on April 2nd Actual price: USD $152,500.
  23. Christies Civitates orbis Terrarum. on April 5th Actual price: USD $149,000.
  24. Christies Gisele, New York, April, 1999 selenium toned on April 6th Actual price: USD $137,000.
  25. Christies Histoire de la Nouvelle France : contenant les navigations, decouvertes, & habitations faites pare les Francois es Indes Occidentales & Nouvelle-France ... on April 5th Actual price: USD $137,000.



For the week ahead 28 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Apr. 11th
Bonhams. New York. Treasures from the Caren Archive. 327 lots
Australian Book Auctions. Armadale, . The Collection of Ralph Renard Esq. Pacific and Australian Voyages, Travels, and Description, Privat. 211 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 111 lots
Bonhams. New York. Fine Literature. 28 lots
Archives International Auctions. FORT LEE,. Spring Auction. 514 lots

Tue. Apr. 12th
Swann Galleries. New York. Early Printed, Medical, Scientific and Travel Books. 260 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Photographs. 95 lots

Wed. Apr. 13th
Doyle New York. New York. Rare Books, Manuscripts and Photographs. 505 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 3/18. 838 lots
Audap and Mirabaud. PARIS. Autograph Manuscripts, Books and Prints. 355 lots

Thu. Apr. 14th
Ader. PARIS. Photographs. 432 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 4/7. 399 lots
Anteo Subastas. San Sebastián. Books, Prints. 74 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Books and Art - Internet bidstart 4/2. 84 lots
Rago Arts and Auctions. Lambertville. Great Estates Auction - Books and Prints. 47 lots

Fri. Apr. 15th
Auctionata. Berlin. A Gentleman's Library. 30 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Sporting and Taxidermy - Prints and Books. 127 lots

Sat. Apr. 16th
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints. 137 lots
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. St. Louis Spring Auction - Prints. 49 lots
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. Cleveland Live Salesroom Auction: Prints and Books. 149 lots
Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic Booksellers. Gahanna. Online Numismatic Book Sale. 400 lots

Sun. Apr. 17th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 4/10.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 4/10.
Sothebys. New York. At Home: Designer Showhouse and Auction - Prints, Photographs.
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books.
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. Spirit of the 19th Century.
Heritage Auctions. New York. Photographs - Reflections on Childhood. 675 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints. 53 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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
  • <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>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
  • <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