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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 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

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Thirty Auctions Archived, 36 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday April 16th 30 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub database; 1 in Australian dollars, 13 in euros, and 16 in US dollars.  Turnover was $8,570,865 as 6,394 lots were offered and 5,253 sold for an 82% success rate.  It was another strong week.

3 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

JA Stargardt AutographenhandlungAutographs - Day 1 on April 5th: $1,445,423 
Kestenbaum and CompanyFine Judaica on April 7th: $1,142,178 
Doyle New YorkRare Books, Manuscripts and Photographs on April 13th: $1,004,838 

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

OSENATSpirit of the 20th Century - Prints on March 26th: 175.71% 
JA Stargardt AutographenhandlungAutographs - Day 2 on April 6th: 141.21% 
JA Stargardt AutographenhandlungAutographs - Day 1 on April 5th: 139.41% 
Swann GalleriesEarly Printed, Medical, Scientific and Travel Books on April 12th: 127.10% 
ALDEOriginal Editions, Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries on April 8th: 121.35% 
OSENATAutomobilia on January 30th: 105.30% 

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

Aspire AuctionsFine Art - Prints - Internet Bidstart 4/1 on April 9th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 4/3 on April 10th: 99.86% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 4/3 on April 10th: 97.65% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 4/7 on April 14th: 96.74% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsHoudiniana on April 9th: 94.85% 
Swann GalleriesEarly Printed, Medical, Scientific and Travel Books on April 12th: 93.46% 
ArtcurialAeronautics on April 10th: 87.50% 
JA Stargardt AutographenhandlungAutographs - Day 1 on April 5th: 84.49% 
ALDEOriginal Editions, Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries on April 8th: 83.55% 
Grays AuctioneersFine Art - Prints on April 6th: 83.33% 
Doyle New YorkRare Books, Manuscripts and Photographs on April 13th: 81.98% 
OSENATSpirit of the 20th Century - Prints on March 26th: 81.82% 

30 total sales reported this week: 

Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 4/7 on April 14th: 96.74% 
Australian Book AuctionsThe Collection of Ralph Renard Esq. Pacific and Australian Voyages, Travels, and Description, Privat on April 11th: 70.62% 
Charlton HallInternational Sale on April 7th: 78.33% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsHoudiniana on April 9th: 94.85% 
Doyle New YorkRare Books, Manuscripts and Photographs on April 13th: 81.98% 
Swann GalleriesEarly Printed, Medical, Scientific and Travel Books on April 12th: 93.46% 
Bruun RasmussenPhotographs on April 12th: 66.32% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on April 12th: 72.97% 
AuctionataGerman Post-War Art: Prints on April 8th: 53.80% 
AuctionataArt of the 20th Century - Prints on April 8th: 58.79% 
Potomack CompanyPrint, Photographs, Manuscripts, Books on April 9th: 73.68% 
AderAntiquarian and Modern Books on April 7th: 56.12% 
Grays AuctioneersFine Art - Prints on April 6th: 83.33% 
RossiniPrints on April 5th: 60.00% 
OSENATSpirit of the 20th Century - Prints on March 26th: 81.82% 
OSENATAutomobilia on January 30th: 69.23% 
OSENATEmpire at Fontainebleau on April 10th: 59.76% 
Michaans AuctionsApril Estate Auction on April 9th: 55.56% 
Aspire AuctionsFine Art - Prints - Internet Bidstart 4/1 on April 9th: 100.00% 
ArtcurialAeronautics on April 10th: 87.50% 
BonhamsTreasures from the Caren Archive on April 11th: 61.16% 
BonhamsFine Literature on April 11th: 57.14% 
ALDEOriginal Editions, Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries on April 8th: 83.55% 
EldredsAutographs in Americana, and Maritime - Books and Prints on April 9th: 59.18% 
JA Stargardt AutographenhandlungAutographs - Day 2 on April 6th: 78.33% 
JA Stargardt AutographenhandlungAutographs - Day 1 on April 5th: 84.49% 
Leslie Hindman AuctioneersPalm Beach Spring Auction - Prints on April 8th: 75.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 4/3 on April 10th: 99.86% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 4/3 on April 10th: 97.65% 
Kestenbaum and CompanyFine Judaica on April 7th: 70.49% 

For the week ahead 36 auctions in the rare books, manuscripts, maps and ephemera fields are scheduled.

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Bonhams Autograph Manuscript Signed ("A Conan Doyle"), entitled "The Problem of Thor's Bridge" and "Continuation of 'The Problem of Thor's Bridge'," on April 11th Actual price: USD $269,000.
  2. Bonhams Major George Washington's Journal to the River Ohio, &c. [and] The Conclusion of Major Washington's Journal, begun in our last. In: The Maryland Gazette. Nos 463-464. on April 11th Actual price: USD $173,000.
  3. Kestenbaum and Company (The “Chasam Sofer,” 1762-1839). Tephilah LeMoshe [poetry]. Including additional poems in the hand of his son, R. Shimon Sofer (the “Michtav Sofer,” 1820-83). on April 7th Actual price: USD $172,200.
  4. Bonhams The Holy Bible. on April 11th Actual price: USD $161,000.
  5. Bonhams Autograph and Typed Manuscript Signed ("H.G. Wells"), being chapters 12-25 of the novel When the Sleeper Wakes on April 11th Actual price: USD $143,000.
  6. Bonhams Autograph Manuscript, being working drafts of the play "The New Magdalen. A Dramatic Story in Three Acts," on April 11th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  7. JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung Eigenh. Schriftstück. on April 5th Actual price: USD $92,568.
  8. Bonhams Autograph Manuscript Signed ("T. Gray"), on April 11th Actual price: USD $81,250.
  9. Bonhams Autograph Manuscript Signed ("Boris Pasternak" in Cyrillic) and Inscribed, being a draft of chapters 3 and 4 of vol 1 part IV of Dr. Zhivago on April 11th Actual price: USD $77,500.
  10. Doyle New York The Origin Of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. on April 13th Actual price: USD $75,000.
  11. Kestenbaum and Company Piskei Beth Din [Halachic responsa issued by the rabbis of Fez] on April 7th Actual price: USD $71,340.
  12. Bonhams An archive of approximately 8,000 Autograph Letters Signed and Notes Signed, approximately 3,500 to the Countess Waldegrave, and approximately 4,500 to Lord Carlingford, on April 11th Actual price: USD $56,250.
  13. JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung Über 100 S. verschiedener Formate. Einige Briefe mitSiegel(spur) und Adresse. on April 5th Actual price: USD $52,896.
  14. Potter and Potter Auctions Robert-Houdin Glass Column Mystery Clock. on April 9th Actual price: USD $50,400.
  15. Potter and Potter Auctions Massive Scrapbook Compiled by Houdini Of His Own Publicity and Press Clippings. on April 9th Actual price: USD $50,400.
  16. Doyle New York Group of approximately thirteen framed photographs by George Grosz, on April 13th Actual price: USD $50,000.
  17. JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung 26 Autographen: 22 E. Br. m. U., 1 Br. m. U. und 3 e.<br>Ansichtskarten m. U. on April 5th Actual price: USD $47,606.
  18. Doyle New York Exceptional group of approximately forty letters by Grosz, both typed and hand-written, many with extensive illustrations and other personalized touches, drawn by Grosz, almost all addressed to his dealer and patron, Erich Cohn, on April 13th Actual price: USD $46,875.
  19. JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung Eigenh. Musikmanuskript mit Initialen auf der Titelseite. on April 5th Actual price: USD $46,284.
  20. JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung Eigenh. Gedichtmanuskript mit Namenszug im Titel. on April 5th Actual price: USD $44,962.
  21. Bonhams Autograph Manuscript Signed ("W. Harrison Ainsworth"), entitled "True Account of Jack Sheppard the Housebreaker...," on April 11th Actual price: USD $43,750.
  22. Kestenbaum and Company (Responsa). on April 7th Actual price: USD $43,050.
  23. Kestenbaum and Company Tractate Shabbath. on April 7th Actual price: USD $41,820.
  24. JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung Eigenh. Musikmanuskript on April 5th Actual price: USD $39,672.
  25. JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung Eigenh. Musikmanuskript mit Widmung u. U. ''zu freundlichem Andenken / Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy''. on April 5th Actual price: USD $39,672.


For the week ahead 36 sales are scheduled:


Mon. Apr. 18th
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. Historical Auction. 191 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Antiquarian and Collectors Books. 335 lots
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . Continental - Prints and Books. 31 lots
Peter Arnold. Prahran VIC . Rare Books, Australiana. 334 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Antiques and Interiors - Books and Pictures. 13 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 93 lots

Tue. Apr. 19th
Swann Galleries. New York. Images and Objects: Photographs and Photobooks. 321 lots
Bonhams. Los Angeles. Prints and Multiples. 315 lots
Sothebys. London. The Library of Mohammed and Margaret Makiya. 296 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Interiors - Prints. 17 lots
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Exeter. Two Day Fine Art Sale - Prints. 24 lots

Wed. Apr. 20th
Sothebys. New York. Prints. 259 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints and Maps. 271 lots
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Books and Prints. 12 lots
Sothebys. London. Arts of the Islamic World. 77 lots

Thu. Apr. 21st
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Cape Town. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 4/14. 355 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Literature. 514 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Geography. 252 lots
Sothebys. London. Alchemy: Objects of Desire. 65 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Books and Works on Paper. 206 lots
Christies. London -South Kensington. Travel, Science and Natural History. 129 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Space and Aviation - Internet bidstart 4/14. 672 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Miscellanea. 288 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Manuscripts, Incunable, Theology. 211 lots

Fri. Apr. 22nd
ALDE. Paris. An Amateur Collection - Part 1. 204 lots
Christies. Paris. Books and Manuscripts. 220 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Books, Prints. 58 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Literature (17th - 19th Century). 312 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Autographs. 222 lots

Sat. Apr. 23rd
ALDE. Paris. An Amateur Collection - Part 2. 236 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Books, Prints. 49 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Exile Collection Rudiger Harms. 525 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Modern Literature A-Z. 468 lots
Mid Hudson Auction Galleries. Cornwall-on-Hudson, . Antiques and Fine Art - Books and Prints. 37 lots

Sun. Apr. 24th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 4/17.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 4/17.

Bruce McKinney

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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…
  • <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 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