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  • <b>Cowan’s Auctions: Fine Books, Including the Alan Culpin WWI Art Collection – Live Online Auction. Dec. 18, 2017</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> Unique Association Copy of Signed Limited Roosevelt, African Game Trails, Extra-Illustrated. $5,000 - 7,500
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> 24 Volumes Henry James in 1/2 Morocco - Alvin Langdon Coburn Frontis Illustrations. $3,000 - $5,000
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> French Surrealism by Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore, 1930 Limited Edition in Lovely Condition. $3,000 - $5,000
    <b>Cowan’s Auctions: Fine Books, Including the Alan Culpin WWI Art Collection – Live Online Auction. Dec. 18, 2017</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> Unique and Beautifully Written Manuscript of 650 Quarto Pages - Unpublished History of Belle-Isle-En-Mer, 1754. $3,000 - $5,000
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> William Beebe's Classic 4 Volume Work on "The Pheasants," Signed and Inscribed in 1919. $2,000 - $3,000
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> Three Volumes of Washington's War Era Letters Published in New York in 1796. $1,500 - $2,000
    <b>Cowan’s Auctions: Fine Books, Including the Alan Culpin WWI Art Collection – Live Online Auction. Dec. 18, 2017</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> 19th C. Vintage Album with 48 Sepia Toned Albumen Prints by Fratelli Alinari et. al.<br>$1,500 - $2,000
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> Report of Phipps' Voyage in 1773 In Search of a Passage to India Via the North Pole. $1,500 - $2,000
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> 17 Volumes of Wallace's American Trotting Register, 1874-1891. $1,500 - $2,500
    <b>Cowan’s Auctions: Fine Books, Including the Alan Culpin WWI Art Collection – Live Online Auction. Dec. 18, 2017</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> Rare First English Edition of Monardes, Joyfull Newes, 1577, Woodcut Illustrations.<br>$1,500 - $3,000
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> 6 Volume Shakespeare Presented to Virginia Congressman Involved in the "Trent Affair". $1,200 - $1,500
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> Classic Lothar Meggendorfer Movable Book Complete with 8 Chromolithograph Plates, Ca. 1890. $750 - $1,000
  • <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Charles Darwin on sexuality and the transmission of hereditary characteristics: Autograph Letter Signed to Lawson Tait. Down, 17 January [1877].
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> MILTON, JOHN. <i>Paradise Lost. A Poem written in ten books.</i> London: 1667. A very rare example with the contemporary binding untouched and with a 1667 title page.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Hamilton secures the ratification of the Constitution: <i>The Debates and Proceedings of the Convention of the State of New-York, assembled at Poughkeespsie, on the 17th June, 1788.</i>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> The social contract “Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains”: ROUSSEAU, JEAN-JACQUES. <i>Principes du Droit Politique [Du Contract Social]</i>. Amsterdam: Michel Rey, 1762
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> “The first English textbook on geometrical land-measurement and surveying”: BENESE, RICHARD. <i>This Boke Sheweth the Maner of Measurynge All Maner of Lande…</i>
  • <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

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Forty-four Auctions Archived, 21 Sales Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday 30 April 2016 44 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub database; 1 in Australian dollars, 16 in euros, 7 in British pounds, and 20 in US dollars.  Turnover was $39,365,392 as 11,808 lots were offered and 8,851 sold for a 75% success rate.  It was another strong week.

9 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Christies. Prints and Multiples on April 26th: $11,455,500
Sothebys. Library of R & B.L. Dada-Surrealism on April 27th: $6,584,414
Sothebys. Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History on April 28th: $3,959,156
Sothebys. Arts of the Islamic World on April 20th: $3,006,792
Swann Galleries. Old Master Through Modern Prints on April 28th: $2,773,046
Christies. Books and Manuscripts on April 22nd: $1,932,880
RR Auction. Space and Aviation - Internet bidstart 4/14 on April 21st: $1,719,924
Heritage Auctions. Illustration Art on April 26th: $1,696,769
Doyle New York. Prints and Multiples on April 25th: $1,173,501

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

ALDE. An Amateur Collection - Part 1 on April 22nd: 163.21%
Sothebys. Arts of the Islamic World on April 20th: 136.21%
Galerie Bassenge. Exile Collection Rudiger Harms on April 23rd: 130.79%
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Two Day Fine Art Sale - Prints on April 20th: 125.02%
Sothebys. Library of R & B.L. Dada-Surrealism on April 27th: 123.22%
Sothebys. Alchemy: Objects of Desire on April 21st: 117.95%
Sothebys. Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History on April 28th: 115.55%
Ferraton. Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs on April 16th: 110.36%
ALDE. An Amateur Collection - Part 2 on April 23rd: 102.85%
Galerie Bassenge. Literature (17th - 19th Century) on April 22nd: 100.33%

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

Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 4/17 on April 24th: 100.00%
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Antique, Decorative & Fine Arts - Books, Manuscripts on April 26th: 100.00%
National Book Auctions. Books, Art and Ephemera - T.R., Exploration, NYC, Maps, etc. on April 17th: 100.00%
National Book Auctions. Books on April 3rd: 100.00%
Alaska Auction. Books, Prints on April 22nd: 98.28%
Heritage Auctions. Illustration Art on April 26th: 97.99%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 4/17 on April 24th: 97.96%
Addison and Sarova. Rare Books on March 19th: 95.05%
Sothebys. Collections - Prints, Books on April 28th: 92.86%
ALDE. An Amateur Collection - Part 1 on April 22nd: 90.69%
Alaska Auction. Books, Prints on April 23rd: 89.80%
Sothebys. Library of R & B.L. Dada-Surrealism on April 27th: 88.71%
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Two Day Fine Art Sale - Prints on April 20th: 87.50%
Doyle New York. Prints and Multiples on April 25th: 86.30%
Christies. Prints and Multiples on April 26th: 85.87%
Sothebys. Alchemy: Objects of Desire on April 21st: 83.08%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on April 26th: 82.14%
Ferraton. Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs on April 16th: 82.02%

44 total sales reported this week:

Auctionata. Editions and Photography on April 29th: 46.61%
De Baecque and Associes. Antiquarian and Modern Books on April 27th: 43.71%
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 4/14 on April 21st: 43.10%
Auctionata. Rare and Exceptional Books on April 28th: 7.27%
Auctionata. Art of the 17th - 19th Century on April 27th: 19.77%
Auctionata. Spring Photography on April 26th: 15.63%
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Two Day Fine Art Sale - Prints on April 20th: 87.50%
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Antique, Decorative & Fine Arts - Books, Manuscripts on April 26th: 100.00%
Mid Hudson Auction Galleries. Antiques and Fine Art - Books and Prints on April 23rd: 67.57%
Peter Arnold. Rare Books, Australiana on April 19th: 70.36%
Swann Galleries. Old Master Through Modern Prints on April 28th: 71.20%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Bibliophile on April 28th: 68.06%
Bloomsbury Auctions. The Transport Sale on April 27th: 35.71%
ALDE. An Amateur Collection - Part 2 on April 23rd: 77.59%
ALDE. An Amateur Collection - Part 1 on April 22nd: 90.69%
Sothebys. Collections - Prints, Books on April 28th: 92.86%
Sothebys. Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History on April 28th: 70.31%
Sothebys. Library of R & B.L. Dada-Surrealism on April 27th: 88.71%
Christies. Prints and Multiples on April 26th: 85.87%
Bonhams. Photographs on April 26th: 57.41%
RR Auction. Space and Aviation - Internet bidstart 4/14 on April 21st: 74.11%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on April 26th: 82.14%
Doyle New York. Prints and Multiples on April 25th: 86.30%
Heritage Auctions. Illustration Art on April 26th: 97.99%
Galerie Bassenge. Modern Literature A-Z on April 23rd: 62.18%
Galerie Bassenge. Exile Collection Rudiger Harms on April 23rd: 79.62%
Galerie Bassenge. Autographs on April 22nd: 76.58%
Galerie Bassenge. Literature (17th - 19th Century) on April 22nd: 54.81%
Galerie Bassenge. Manuscripts, Incunable, Theology on April 21st: 58.29%
Galerie Bassenge. Miscellanea on April 21st: 53.13%
Galerie Bassenge. Geography on April 21st: 57.14%
Addison and Sarova. Rare Books on March 19th: 95.05%
Archives International Auctions. Spring Auction on April 13th: 40.27%
One Of Kind Collectibles. Rare Autographs, Manuscripts and Photography - Online Bidstart now on April 7th: 77.06%
Alaska Auction. Books, Prints on April 23rd: 89.80%
Alaska Auction. Books, Prints on April 22nd: 98.28%
Christies. Books and Manuscripts on April 22nd: 49.09%
Ferraton. Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs on April 16th: 82.02%
National Book Auctions. Books, Art and Ephemera - T.R., Exploration, NYC, Maps, etc. on April 17th: 100.00%
National Book Auctions. Books on April 3rd: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 4/17 on April 24th: 97.96%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 4/17 on April 24th: 100.00%
Sothebys. Alchemy: Objects of Desire on April 21st: 83.08%
Sothebys. Arts of the Islamic World on April 20th: 72.73%

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Christies Flags I on April 26th Actual price: USD $1,685,000.
  2. Sothebys A MAGNIFICENT COLLECTION OF EARLY PANORAMAS, PHOTOBOOKS AND INDIVIDUAL PRINTS, TOTALLING OVER 1700 IMAGES; HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE: on April 28th Actual price: USD $1,408,900.
  3. Christies Myths on April 26th Actual price: USD $581,000.
  4. Sothebys GROOTEN ATLAS, OFT WERELT-BESCHRYVING IN WELCKE 'T AERDRYCK DE ZEE, EN HEMEL. on April 28th Actual price: USD $567,940.
  5. Sothebys A rare and finely decorated Qur’an leaf in eastern Kufic script on April 20th Actual price: USD $542,880.
  6. Sothebys Rasa’il Ikhwan al-Safa ('Epistles of the Brethren of Purity') Book I on the mathematical sciences on April 20th Actual price: USD $525,600.
  7. Christies Nude with Blue Hair relief print in colors, 1994 on April 26th Actual price: USD $425,000.
  8. Christies Médaille de son prix Nobel de littérature, 1947. on April 22nd Actual price: USD $408,495.
  9. Christies Buste de femme d'après Cranach le Jeune on April 26th Actual price: USD $389,000.
  10. Sothebys Zakhirah-yi Khwarazmshahi ('Treasury dedicated to the king of Khwarazmshahi') an encyclopaedia of medical science, books I (part II), II and III on April 20th Actual price: USD $335,520.
  11. Sothebys CHAMPS DÉLICIEUX. ALBUM DE PHOTOGRAPHIES. on April 27th Actual price: USD $277,020.
  12. Christies Moonwalk on April 26th Actual price: USD $269,000.
  13. Christies Details of Renaissance Paintings (Sandro Botticelli, Birth of Venus) on April 26th Actual price: USD $269,000.
  14. Sothebys Shaykh San'an and the Christian maiden on April 20th Actual price: USD $249,120.
  15. Christies Égypte, Nubie, Palestine et Syrie : dessins photographiques recueillis pendant les années 1849, 1850 et 1851, accompagnés d’un texte explicatif et précédés d’une introduction par Maxime Du Camp, chargé d’une mission archéologique en Orient par le ministèr on April 22nd Actual price: USD $232,215.
  16. Christies Andy Mouse: one plate on April 26th Actual price: USD $209,000.
  17. Christies 11 Pop Artists, Volume III the complete portfolio of eleven on April 26th Actual price: USD $185,000.
  18. Christies Le Cirque, Tériade Editeur, Paris, 1967 on April 26th Actual price: USD $185,000.
  19. Sothebys EGYPT, SINAI, AND JERUSALEM: A SERIES OF TWENTY PHOTOGRAPHIC VIEWS... WITH DESCRIPTIONS BY MRS POOLE AND REGINALD STUART POOLE. on April 28th Actual price: USD $182,500.
  20. Sothebys HORTUS ROMANUS. on April 28th Actual price: USD $173,375.
  21. Sothebys LE SURRÉALISME EN 1947. on April 27th Actual price: USD $167,580.
  22. Sothebys LA BARRE D’APPUI. on April 27th Actual price: USD $153,900.
  23. Sothebys LES JEUX DE LA POUPÉE. on April 27th Actual price: USD $153,900.
  24. Sothebys LES JEUX DE LA POUPÉE. on April 27th Actual price: USD $153,900.
  25. Christies Andy Mouse on April 26th Actual price: USD $149,000.

 

For the week ahead 21 sales are scheduled: 

Mon. May. 2nd 
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 85 lots 

Tue. May. 3rd 
Tajan. Paris. Books. 255 lots 
Morton Casa de Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Books and Old Documents. 353 lots 

Wed. May. 4th 
Lyon and Turnbull. Edinburgh. Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs. 179 lots 
Old World Auctions. Glen Allen. Maps, Atlases - Internet bidstart 4/20. 800 lots 
Ader. PARIS. Judaica. 149 lots 
Auctionata. Berlin. Super Sale - Collectibles and Advertising Posters. 109 lots 
Auctionata. Berlin. Super Sale: Prints and Photography. 225 lots 

Thu. May. 5th 
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 587 lots 
Swann Galleries. New York. Autographs. 294 lots 
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Natural History and Color Plate Books. 276 lots 
Robert Siegel Galleries. New York. U.S. and Confederate States Postal History. 599 lots 

Fri. May. 6th 
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Spring Estates Auction - Books and Prints - Day 1. 11 lots 
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. Modern and Contemporary Works of Art - Prints. 33 lots 

Sat. May. 7th 
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . May Estate Auction. 32 lots 
Knotty Pine Auction Service. West Swanzey. Antique and Estate Book Sale. 299 lots 
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Spring Estates Auction - Books and Prints - Day 2. 18 lots 
Rago Arts and Auctions. Lambertville. Art Sale - Prints. 419 lots 

Sun. May. 8th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 5/1
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 5/1
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Spring Estates Auction - Books and Prints - Day 3. 42 lots 

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

 

  • <b>Les Collections Aristophil:<br>December 20, 2017</b>
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> SAINT-EXUPERY, ANTOINE DE. Kodachrome Film (16mm) showing Antoine de Saint-Exupery and Consuelo on a boat, 1942. JOINED: Guestbook for the Boat, signed, with a drawing of the Little Prince. 15 000 to 20 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> CANDEE, HELEN CHURCHILL. Autograph manuscript. TITANIC, 40 leaves. Original account of the most famous shipwreck, by a survivor of the ordeal. 300 000 to 400 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> TITANIC. Collection of 7 documents relating to the shipwreck of the Titanic (14 April 1912). 20 000 to<br>30 000 €
    <b>Les Collections Aristophil:<br>December 20, 2017</b>
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> DUPLEIX DE CADIGNAN, JEANBAPTISTE. Signed autograph manuscript. Thirty years of memoirs related to military services and important information on the American War of Independence.<br>40 000 to 50 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> CURTIUS. Faiz et Conquestes d'Alexandre [Histoire d'Alexandre le Grand]. In French, illuminated manuscript on paper and parchment, 16 large miniatures. 300 000 to<br>500 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> NELSON, HORATIO. Signed autograph letter, ‘Nelson & Bronte,” aboard the Amazon, 14 October 1801, addressed to Sir William Hamilton. 4 000 to 5 000 €
    <b>Les Collections Aristophil:<br>December 20, 2017</b>
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> GIROLAMO FRANCESCO MARIA MAZZUOLI DIT LE PARMESAN. Le couple amoureux. Pen and brown ink. 80 000 to 120 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> SADE, DONATIEN-ALPHONSE-FRANÇOIS, MARQUIS DE. Autograph manuscript. The 120 Days of Sodom, or the School of Libertinage, 1785.<br>4 000 000 to 6 000 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> MIRÓ, JOAN. Signed autograph correspondence to Thomas and Diane Bouchard (1949-1976). 50 000 to 60 000 €
    <b>Les Collections Aristophil:<br>December 20, 2017</b>
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> BALZAC, HONORÉ DE. Signed autograph manuscript, Ursule Mirouët, [1841]. One of only two manuscripts of novels by Balzac in private hands. 800 000 to<br>1 200 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> LENOIR, ALEXANDRE. Essai sur l'histoire des arts en Egypte pouvant servir d'appendice au grand ouvrage de la Commission. autograph manuscript with numerous additions and corrections. 40 000 to 50 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> SCHRÖDINGER, ERWIN. Autograph manuscript [Spring 1946, sent to Albert Einstein]. 1 500 to 2 000 €
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 14:</b> William Oden Waller studio, <i>Manhattan Mary</i>, gouache and graphite, 1927. Sold for $77,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Missionary archive of Samuel W. and Gideon H. Pond, Minnesota, 1833-93. Sold for $112,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b> Richard Hakluyt, <i>Novus Orbis</i>, first printed use of “Virginia” on a map, Paris, 1587. Sold for $80,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 17:</b> Aegidius Romanus, <i>Lo libre del regiment dels princeps</i>, first edition in Catalan, Barcelona, 1480. Sold for $50,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> William Faulkner, <i>The Marble Faun</i>, first edition, signed & inscribed, Boston, 1924. Sold for $22,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 5:</b> Henry Ossawa Tanner, <i>Flight into Egypt</i>, oil on canvas, circa 1910. Sold for $341,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 2:</b> Edward Hopper, <i>The Lonely House</i>, etching, 1923. Sold for $317,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 7:</b> George Washington, Autograph Letter Signed, to his spymaster Benjamin Tallmadge, New Jersey, 1780. Sold for $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 19:</b> Saul Leiter, <i>Waiter, Paris</i>, chromogenic print, 1959. Sold for $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 26: </b> A. M. Cassandre, <i>Normandie / Maiden Voyage</i>, 1935. Sold for $20,000.