• <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>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>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.
  • <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

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24 Auctions Archived, 17 Sales Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday 23 July 24 sales were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 2 denominated in euros, 3 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 20 in US dollars.  Turnover was $5,087,337 as 7,449 lots were offered and 5,472 sold for a 73% success rate.

 

1 auction saw total proceeds reach a million dollars: 


Profiles in History. Hollywood Auction - Day 2 on June 30th: $1,191,222



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

Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Fine Sale - Books on July 21st: 180.14%
Profiles in History. Hollywood Auction - Day 1 on June 29th: 156.80%
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Prints on July 12th: 122.47%


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

Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Midsummer's Evening Sale - Prints on July 15th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 7/10 on July 17th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 7/10 on July 17th: 96.59%
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Rare, Out of Print and Used Books on July 8th: 92.77%
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Prints on July 12th: 90.00%
Clars Auction Gallery. Prints on July 16th: 84.42%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Fine Sale - Books on July 21st: 82.61%


24 total sales reported this week:

RR Auction. RR Auction: Fine Autographs and Artifacts - Internet bidstart 6/26 on July 13th: 61.40%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Fine Sale - Books on July 21st: 82.61%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Modern and Contemporary Editions on July 21st: 52.16%
Morton Subastas. Antiquarian and Contemporary Books and Documents on July 20th: 47.30%
Bonhams. Space History on July 20th: 72.60%
Grays Auctioneers. Fine Art - Prints, Books on July 20th: 60.87%
Potomack Company. Online Books, Prints on July 19th: 58.14%
Winner's Auctions and Exhibitions. Judaica, Books and Manuscripts on July 19th: 66.25%
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Prints on July 12th: 90.00%
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Rare, Out of Print and Used Books on July 8th: 92.77%
Profiles in History. Hollywood Auction - Day 1 on June 29th: 64.09%
Profiles in History. Hollywood Auction - Day 3 on July 1st: 69.81%
Profiles in History. Hollywood Auction - Day 2 on June 30th: 67.15%
Rossini. 19th Century Modern and Contemporary Prints - Internet bidstart 7/6 on July 18th: 26.67%
Neal Auction Company. Prints and Books on July 17th: 69.23%
Clars Auction Gallery. Prints on July 17th: 68.63%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 7/10 on July 17th: 96.59%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 7/10 on July 17th: 100.00%
Neal Auction Company. Books and Prints on July 16th: 59.46%
Clars Auction Gallery. Prints on July 16th: 84.42%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Midsummer's Evening Sale - Prints on July 15th: 100.00%
Auctionata. Valuable Books on July 14th: 20.00%
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 7/7 on July 14th: 37.68%
Eldreds. Summer Market Sale - Books, Prints on July 14th: 79.17%

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Profiles in History Bert Lahr "Cowardly Lion" prop "Witch Remover" from The Wizard of Oz. on June 30th Actual price: USD $114,000.
  2. Bonhams MICHAEL COLLINS' FLOWN CREW-SIGNED APOLLO 11 EMBLEM on July 20th Actual price: USD $110,000.
  3. Profiles in History The Wizard of Oz vintage original 1-sheet style C poster. on June 30th Actual price: USD $48,000.
  4. Winner's Auctions and Exhibitions "Seder Birkat haMazon" (Grace After Meals), a unique manuscript of a court Jew, Austria/Germany, c. 1740 on July 19th Actual price: USD $48,000.
  5. Bonhams FLOWN APOLLO 11 FLIGHT PLAN SHEET - MISSION DAY ONE on July 20th Actual price: USD $47,500.
  6. Profiles in History Collection of (5000+) original vintage and contemporary entertainment photographs. on June 29th Actual price: USD $45,000.
  7. Profiles in History Collection of (5000+) original vintage and contemporary entertainment photographs. on June 29th Actual price: USD $45,000.
  8. Profiles in History Walt Disney historical archive of (8) letters relating to the making of Fantasia and Disney projects on June 30th Actual price: USD $42,000.
  9. Profiles in History Collection of (5000+) original vintage and contemporary entertainment photographs. on June 29th Actual price: USD $42,000.
  10. Bonhams FLOWN APOLLO 11 CHECKLIST SHEET TAKEN TO THE LUNAR SURFACE on July 20th Actual price: USD $40,000.
  11. Bonhams FLOWN APOLLO 11 NAVIGATIONAL CHART TAKEN TO THE LUNAR SURFACE on July 20th Actual price: USD $40,000.
  12. Profiles in History Jude Law "Ted Pikul" prop ID card from eXistenZ. on July 1st Actual price: USD $39,000.
  13. Profiles in History Dick Purcell "Captain America" tunic, cowl, and belt buckle from the Captain America Republic serial. on June 30th Actual price: USD $39,000.
  14. Bonhams LARGE LUNAR NEAR SIDE CHART, SIGNED BY 20TH CENTURY SURFACE EXPLORERS on July 20th Actual price: USD $37,500.
  15. Profiles in History King Kong original Mondo poster artwork by William Stout. on June 30th Actual price: USD $36,000.
  16. Profiles in History Snoopy and the gang production cel on a painted custom background from A Charlie Brown Christmas. on June 30th Actual price: USD $36,000.
  17. Profiles in History Charles Schulz original Peanuts daily comic strip art featuring "Snoopy" and "Sally". on June 30th Actual price: USD $33,000.
  18. Profiles in History Patrick Stewart "Captain Picard" (320+) personal Star Trek: TNG script & production archive. on July 1st Actual price: USD $30,000.
  19. Profiles in History Original "The Star Wars" script from August 1975 used at first reading, signed by George Lucas. on July 1st Actual price: USD $27,000.
  20. Profiles in History Tom Tyler "Captain Marvel" costume from Adventures of Captain Marvel Republic serial. on June 30th Actual price: USD $27,000.
  21. Profiles in History The Wizard of Oz vintage original script. on June 30th Actual price: USD $24,000.
  22. Profiles in History Ken Anderson archives of designs for an unproduced African-themed attraction at Walt Disney World. on June 30th Actual price: USD $24,000.
  23. Profiles in History (100,000++) vintage and contemporary film and television scene stills and photographic portraits. on June 29th Actual price: USD $24,000.
  24. Profiles in History Ruth Sanderson original Santa Claus illustration for The Night Before Christmas. on June 30th Actual price: USD $22,800.
  25. Profiles in History Tom Ray original drawing featuring "The Grinch" from How the Grinch Stole Christmas! on June 30th Actual price: USD $21,600.


For the week ahead 17 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jul. 25th
Vermot de Pas. Paris. NASA Photographs. 146 lots
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . Americana - Books and Prints. 39 lots

Tue. Jul. 26th
Auctionata. Berlin. Addicted to Paper: Prints and Photographs. 209 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Rare Paper Works of the 19th and 20th Centuries. 116 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Abstract World: Post-War Art - Prints. 123 lots
Archives International Auctions. FORT LEE,. Archives International Part XXXIV. 1150 lots

Wed. Jul. 27th
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Books and Works on Paper. 285 lots
Purcell Auctioneers. Birr. Antiques and Collectables -Books and Prints. 40 lots

Thu. Jul. 28th
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Beatrix Potter:Books & Works on Paper,inc. John R. Cawood Collection. 62 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare AmericanaRare Americana & Travel, with Books & Maps from the Warren Heckrotte Collection. 541 lots
Sothebys. New York. Contemporary Living - Prints. 140 lots

Sat. Jul. 30th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters. 1004 lots
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. Comic Art. 122 lots
Case Antiques, Inc.. Knoxville. Summer Historic Antiques and Art Auction - Books, Photographs, Letters, Maps. 152 lots
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. The Frank Darabont Collection Auction. 76 lots

Sun. Jul. 31st
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 7/24.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 7/24.

 

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

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  • <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