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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 Unique and Beautifully Written Manuscript of 650 Quarto Pages - Unpublished History of Belle-Isle-En-Mer, 1754.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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Twenty-four Auctions Archived, 27 Upcoming

For the week ended 7 May 2016 24 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub database; 9 denominated in euros, 2 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 12 in US dollars.  Turnover was $6,487,289 as 7,504 lots were offered and 5,687 sold for a 76% success rate.

For the week ahead 27 auctions are scheduled and searchable on RBH.

2 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Artcurial. Universe of the Creator of Tin Tin on April 30th: $1,632,034
Artcurial. Comic Strips on April 30th: $1,368,003

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

OSENAT. Works of Art - Prints on May 1st: 809.50%
Kedem Auction. Passover Haggadot - Online Auction on April 6th: 313.08%
Swann Galleries. Autographs on May 5th: 103.42%
Artcurial. Universe of the Creator of Tin Tin on April 30th: 101.15%


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

National Book Auctions. Books, Art and Ephemera - Archaeologia, Ephemera, Photos on May 1st: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 4/24 on May 1st: 99.74%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Montana "Big Sky" Auction on April 2nd: 99.48%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 4/24 on May 1st: 97.66%
Kedem Auction. Passover Haggadot - Online Auction on April 6th: 96.41%
Cowans Auctions. Modern and Contemporary Works of Art - Prints on May 6th: 90.91%
Swann Galleries. Autographs on May 5th: 88.10%
Eldreds. Spring Asian Art - Prints on April 30th: 82.61%
Lyon and Turnbull. Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs on May 4th: 81.01%
OSENAT. Works of Art - Prints on May 1st: 80.00%


24 total sales reported this week:

Kedem Auction. Passover Haggadot - Online Auction on April 6th: 96.41%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Montana "Big Sky" Auction on April 2nd: 99.48%
RJM Autographs and Antiques. Distinguished Historical Letters and Documents on April 29th: 11.92%
National Book Auctions. Books, Art and Ephemera - Archaeologia, Ephemera, Photos on May 1st: 100.00%
OSENAT. Works of Art - Prints on May 1st: 80.00%
Cowans Auctions. Modern and Contemporary Works of Art - Prints on May 6th: 90.91%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Fine Books and Manuscripts on May 5th: 78.02%
PBA Galleries. Rare Natural History and Color Plate Books on May 5th: 64.86%
Swann Galleries. Autographs on May 5th: 88.10%
Lyon and Turnbull. Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs on May 4th: 81.01%
Auctionata. Super Sale - Collectibles and Advertising Posters on May 4th: 26.61%
Auctionata. Super Sale: Prints and Photography on May 4th: 19.56%
Tajan. Books on May 3rd: 45.88%
Morton Casa de Subastas. Books and Old Documents on May 3rd: 41.93%
Artcurial. Universe of the Creator of Tin Tin on April 30th: 75.63%
Artcurial. Comic Strips on April 30th: 72.87%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on May 3rd: 77.65%
Freemans. Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs on May 1st: 55.88%
Romantic Agony Book and Print Auctions. Antiquarian Books - Day 2 on April 30th: 68.18%
Romantic Agony Book and Print Auctions. Antiquarian Books - Day 1 on April 29th: 69.11%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Books and Ephemera on April 29th: 68.70%
Eldreds. Spring Asian Art - Prints on April 30th: 82.61%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 4/24 on May 1st: 99.74%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 4/24 on May 1st: 97.66%

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Artcurial HERGÉ (Georges Remi dit) 1907-1983 LE SCEPTRE D'OTTOKAR on April 30th Actual price: USD $1,203,268.
  2. Artcurial HERGÉ (Georges Remi dit) 1907-1983 QUICK ET FLUPKE GAMINS DE BRUXELLES - TOME 4 on April 30th Actual price: USD $110,055.
  3. Romantic Agony Book and Print Auctions Theatre de l'Univers, contenant les cartes de tout le monde. on April 30th Actual price: USD $92,625.
  4. Artcurial LA JEUNESSE DE BLUEBERRY - TOME 2 UN YANKEE NOMMÉ BLUEBERRY on April 30th Actual price: USD $77,772.
  5. Swann Galleries FRANK, ANNE. Aus Grimms Märchen on May 5th Actual price: USD $62,500.
  6. Artcurial NIKOPOL - TOME 1 LA FOIRE AUX IMMORTELS on April 30th Actual price: USD $58,696.
  7. Artcurial LES AVENTURES DU LIEUTENANT BLUEBERRY - TOME 18 NEZ CASSÉ on April 30th Actual price: USD $52,826.
  8. Artcurial BLEU SANG on April 30th Actual price: USD $48,424.
  9. Artcurial ....ET IN HELVETIA CORTO on April 30th Actual price: USD $44,022.
  10. Artcurial THE LONG TOMORROW on April 30th Actual price: USD $44,022.
  11. Tajan La Nef des folz du monde on May 3rd Actual price: USD $42,146.
  12. Freemans SHIPBOARD GIRL on May 1st Actual price: USD $40,625.
  13. OSENAT Histoire véritable et naturelle des mœurs & productions du pays de la Nouvelle France, vulgairement dite le Canada. on May 1st Actual price: USD $38,813.
  14. Artcurial LES CHEFS D'OEUVRES DU RIRE on April 30th Actual price: USD $36,685.
  15. Romantic Agony Book and Print Auctions Théâtre des cités du monde. on April 30th Actual price: USD $31,350.
  16. Artcurial LE CHAT AU THEATRE on April 30th Actual price: USD $29,348.
  17. Artcurial SOUS LA MANCHE on April 30th Actual price: USD $27,881.
  18. Artcurial ARZACH L'ARPENTEUR on April 30th Actual price: USD $27,881.
  19. Artcurial NESTOR BURMA BROUILLARD AU PONT DE TOLBIAC on April 30th Actual price: USD $27,147.
  20. Artcurial I SAW TWO KRAZY KAT on April 30th Actual price: USD $27,147.
  21. Artcurial XIII - TOME 14 SECRET DÉFENSE on April 30th Actual price: USD $26,413.
  22. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers The Life of Abraham Lincoln. on May 5th Actual price: USD $26,250.
  23. Freemans BRUSHSTROKE CONTEST on May 1st Actual price: USD $25,000.
  24. Artcurial LARGO WINCH - TOME 5 on April 30th Actual price: USD $24,946.
  25. Artcurial OBELIX AND CO. on April 30th Actual price: USD $22,011.

 

For the week ahead 27 sales are scheduled:

Mon. May. 9th
Auctionata. Berlin. World of Colors: German and Austrian Art. 143 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Black and White: German and Austrian Art. 140 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 54 lots
Rossini. Paris. Prints. 121 lots

Tue. May. 10th
Burgersdijk and Niermans. Leiden. Rare Books. 1193 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Modernist Posters. 294 lots
Minerva Auctions Roma. Roma. Photography. 198 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Art of the 21st Century - Prints. 127 lots
25 Blythe Road. LONDON. Charles Miller Ltd. - Maritime Collectibles. 45 lots

Wed. May. 11th
ALDE. Paris. Modern and Illustrated Books, Original Bindings. 307 lots
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Antiquarian and Modern Books - Travel. 409 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Documents. 581 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. The Contents of Flinchcocks Musical Museum. 42 lots
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . Fine Art - Prints. 28 lots
Zisska and Lacher. Munich. Rare Books and Prints. 1799 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. RR Auction: Fine Autograph & Artifact Auction - Internet bidstart 4/22. 888 lots

Thu. May. 12th
Ader. PARIS. Photograph Books. 344 lots
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . Antiquarian Books and Documents. 255 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Motoring, Cycling, Maritime and Railway History. 251 lots
Brunk Auctions. Asheville, NC . Books, Prints. 11 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Contemporary Art. 336 lots
Heritage Auctions. Beverly Hills. Red Dot Auction Benefitting the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity. 151 lots
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. Michel Auchiard Sale - Part 1: Books. 105 lots

Fri. May. 13th
Heritage Auctions. New York. Comics. 1234 lots
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Lancaster. Rare, Out of Print and Used Books. 499 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Military History, including the Battle of the Somme. 133 lots
Skinner. Boston. American and European Prints and Photography. 120 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Reports and Correspondence. 427 lots
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Books. 238 lots
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. Michel Auchiard Sale - Part 2: Books. 18 lots

Sat. May. 14th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Americana, Political. 319 lots
Sothebys. Paris. Comic Strips. 268 lots
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Cleveland. Fine and Decorative Arts - Prints. 329 lots

Sun. May. 15th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 5/8.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 5/8.
Northeast Auctions. Portsmouth. Portsmouth Sunday Auction - Prints. 8 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.