• <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 Early Unpublished Darwin letter on the races of man.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>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
  • <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

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19 Auctions Archived, 19 Sales Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday 16 July 2016 19 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 7 denominated in euros, 5 in British pounds, and 7 in US dollars.  Turnover was $20,109,979 as 3,596 lots were offered and 2,595 sold for a 72% success rate.  The list of top 25 lots this week tells the story of continuing interest at the top of the field.

3 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Christies. Valuable Books and Manuscripts on July 13th: $9,205,846
Christies. THE GIANCARLO BELTRAME LIBRARY OF SCIENTIFIC BOOKS, PART I on July 13th: $7,148,328
Sothebys. English Literature, History, Children's Books & Illustrations on July 12th: $2,062,472

5 auctions saw total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered:

Kedem Auction. Books, Chassidim, Manuscripts, Rabbinic Letters on July 11th: 166.67%
John McInnis Auctioneers. Hopedale Mass. On Site Auction on July 7th: 146.08%
Kedem Auction. Manuscripts, Graphics on July 12th: 143.26%
Artcurial. Automobilia on July 9th: 110.16%
Minerva Auctions Roma. Books, Autographs and Prints - Session 3 on July 8th: 109.64%


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

Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 7/3 on July 10th: 99.38%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 7/3 on July 10th: 99.11%
John McInnis Auctioneers. Hopedale Mass. On Site Auction on July 7th: 97.83%
Artcurial. Automobilia on July 9th: 87.50%
Kedem Auction. Books, Chassidim, Manuscripts, Rabbinic Letters on July 11th: 85.49%


19 total sales reported this week:

Tooveys. Prints on July 13th: 70.37%
Auctionata. Decorate. Art Deco, Bauhaus, Contemporary Collectibles - Prints on July 13th: 27.27%
Christies. Valuable Books and Manuscripts on July 13th: 65.29%
Christies. THE GIANCARLO BELTRAME LIBRARY OF SCIENTIFIC BOOKS, PART I on July 13th: 65.00%
Auctionata. Castle of Style: Books on July 12th: 19.05%
Sothebys. English Literature, History, Children's Books & Illustrations on July 12th: 73.31%
Kedem Auction. Manuscripts, Graphics on July 12th: 62.28%
Tooveys. Antiquarian and Collectors Books on July 11th: 62.96%
Kedem Auction. Books, Chassidim, Manuscripts, Rabbinic Letters on July 11th: 85.49%
Auctionata. Figurative Art of the 20th and 21st Centuries on July 11th: 4.41%
Auctionata. Abstract Art of the 21st Century - Prints on July 11th: 16.67%
Michaans Auctions. July Estate Auction on July 9th: 72.22%
Brunk Auctions. Books, Prints on July 9th: 72.84%
Artcurial. Automobilia on July 9th: 87.50%
Minerva Auctions Roma. Books, Autographs and Prints - Session 3 on July 8th: 45.31%
Minerva Auctions Roma. Books, Autographs and Prints - Session 2 on July 8th: 34.49%
John McInnis Auctioneers. Hopedale Mass. On Site Auction on July 7th: 97.83%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 7/3 on July 10th: 99.11%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 7/3 on July 10th: 99.38%

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Christies Autograph music manuscript, titled and signed in autograph 'Prelude [-- Fuga – Allegro] pour la Luth. ò Cembal. Par J.S. Bach', for the Prelude, Fugue and Allegro for lute or keyboard in E flat major, BWV 998 on July 13th Actual price: USD $3,324,420.
  2. Christies Hortus Eystettensis. on July 13th Actual price: USD $2,548,260.
  3. Christies De libris revolutionum eruditissimi viri...Doctoris Nicolai Copernici… Narratio prima. on July 13th Actual price: USD $2,400,420.
  4. Christies Sidereus nuncius magna, longeque admirabilia spectacula pandens. on July 13th Actual price: USD $415,140.
  5. Christies Aequatorium Astronomicum. Ad lectorem: Sydera gyrato passim currentia coelo Volvat ut aequato pondere cuncta polus Orbibus aspectus varios hinc inde rotatis Lector sydereum hoc visere spondet opus. on July 13th Actual price: USD $383,460.
  6. Christies A Swiss silver open-face pocket watch. on July 13th Actual price: USD $351,780.
  7. Christies Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica. on July 13th Actual price: USD $351,780.
  8. Christies Versuche über Pflanzen-Hybriden'. on July 13th Actual price: USD $320,100.
  9. Christies Le operazioni del compasso geometrico, et militare. [Bound with:] Difesa contro alle calunnie & imposture di Baldessare Capra. on July 13th Actual price: USD $320,100.
  10. Christies SPHÆRA STELLISERA. In qua, ut speculo quodam firmamenti, universum Sijderu ornatum, ac stellarum ordinem summa, quâ fieri potuit, industriâ à Guilielmo Ianßonio, magni Tychonis quondam discipulo, accuratiss[im]e dispositum. on July 13th Actual price: USD $264,660.
  11. Christies Divina proportione. Opera a tutti glingegni perspicaci e curiosi necessaria. Ove ciascun studioso de philosophia: prospective picture sculptura: architectura: musica: e alter mathematice. on July 13th Actual price: USD $256,740.
  12. Christies Cinco tratados. on July 13th Actual price: USD $193,380.
  13. Christies Opera, in Greek. With works by Galen (129-199? A.D.), Theophrastus (c.370-c.287 B.C.), Philo Judaeus (c.30 B.C.-45 A.D.), Alexander Aphrodisiensis (fl. early 3rd century), and other authors. on July 13th Actual price: USD $193,380.
  14. Christies Mundus Subterraneus. on July 13th Actual price: USD $193,380.
  15. Christies De lateribus et angulis triangulorum, tum planorum rectilineorum tum sphaericorum, libellus eruditissimus & utilissimus… Additus est canon semissium subtensarum rectarum linearum in circulo. on July 13th Actual price: USD $177,540.
  16. Christies Instauratio magna. [Novum organum]. on July 13th Actual price: USD $177,540.
  17. Christies THE VON ERLACH 'HOLY SHROUD' PRAYERBOOK, in Latin and German, manuscript on vellum with illuminations by the Master of Claude de France on July 13th Actual price: USD $153,780.
  18. Christies Elementa geometriae. on July 13th Actual price: USD $149,028.
  19. Christies A brown leather 'Cossack' jacket by Levi, Strauss & Co on July 13th Actual price: USD $145,860.
  20. Christies Poésies. Eaux-fortes originales de Henri-Matisse. on July 13th Actual price: USD $137,940.
  21. Christies Quadrans vetus, in Latin, decorated manuscript on vellum on July 13th Actual price: USD $137,940.
  22. Christies Dos Libros de Cosmographia. on July 13th Actual price: USD $137,940.
  23. Christies Autograph letter signed ('Martinus Luther') to the theologian Jacob Montanus ('Jacobo Spirensi'), Wittenberg, 'Dominica post Jacobi' on July 13th Actual price: USD $130,020.
  24. Sothebys A COLLECTION OF FIVE WORKS, FOUR RELATING TO CAPTAIN BLIGH AND THE BOUNTY, ONE INSCRIBED BY BLIGH, COMPRISING: on July 12th Actual price: USD $128,700.
  25. Sothebys HEIMSOETH & RINKE, 1943, SERIAL NUMBER A15155 on July 12th Actual price: USD $123,750.

 

For the week ahead 19 sales are scheduled: 

Mon. Jul. 18th 
Sothebys. London. The Patricia Milne-Henderson Collection: Books on Coins, Medals and Antiquities - Internet bidstart. 115 lots 
Rossini. Paris. 19th Century Modern and Contemporary Prints - Internet bidstart 7/6. 60 lots 

Tue. Jul. 19th 
Winner's Auctions and Exhibitions. Jerusalem. Judaica, Books and Manuscripts. 400 lots 
Potomack Company. Alexandria. Online Books, Prints. 43 lots 

Wed. Jul. 20th 
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Documents. 437 lots 
Bonhams. New York. Space History. 208 lots 
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . Fine Art - Prints, Books. 92 lots 
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Antiquarian and Contemporary Books and Documents. 296 lots 

Thu. Jul. 21st 
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Children's and Illustrated Books. 349 lots 
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Modern and Contemporary Editions. 393 lots 
Charlton Hall. West Columbia, SC. Six Centuries at Auction - Books, Prints. 19 lots 
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Fine Sale - Books. 230 lots 
RR Auction. Amherst. RR Auction: Olympic Auction - Internet bidstart 7/14. 148 lots 

Sat. Jul. 23rd 
Goldberg Coins and Collectibles. LOS ANGELES. The Stamps, Manuscripts and Space Memorabilia Sale. 425 lots 
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Three Ring Auction!. 601 lots 

Sun. Jul. 24th 
Copley Fine Art Auctions. Boston. Sporting Sale - Fine Art Prints
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 7/17
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 7/17
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books, Art, Ephemera, and Collectibles

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

 

 
 
  • <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>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