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  • <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
  • <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…

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20 Auctions Archived, 13 Sales Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday 6 August 2016 20 auctions in the categories of rare and collectible books, manuscripts, maps and ephemera were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 4 denominated in euros, 5 in British pounds, and 11 in US dollars.  Turnover was $6,357,683 as 6,221 lots were offered and 4,610 sold for a 74% success rate. 

 

2 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters on July 31st: $1,781,611
Sothebys. Contemporary Living - Prints on July 28th: $1,392,750

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

Case Antiques, Inc.. Summer Historic Antiques and Art Auction - Books, Photographs, Letters, Maps on July 30th: 197.34%
Sothebys. The Patricia Milne-Henderson Collection: Books on Coins, Medals and Antiquities - Internet bidstart on July 18th: 131.09%


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

Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 7/24 on July 31st: 99.87%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters on July 31st: 95.42%
Case Antiques, Inc.. Summer Historic Antiques and Art Auction - Books, Photographs, Letters, Maps on July 30th: 93.42%
Cowans Auctions. American History - Online bidstart 7/21 on August 1st: 93.23%
Forum Auctions. Fine Books and Works on Paper - Day 1 on July 13th: 93.12%
Sothebys. Contemporary Living - Prints on July 28th: 85.00%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Beatrix Potter:Books & Works on Paper,inc. John R. Cawood Collection on July 28th: 82.26%


A total of 20 auctions were reported this week:

Swann Galleries. Vintage Posters on August 3rd: 56.70%
Forum Auctions. Fine Books and Works on Paper - Day 2 on July 14th: 66.29%
Forum Auctions. Fine Books and Works on Paper - Day 1 on July 13th: 93.12%
PBA Galleries. Rare AmericanaRare Americana & Travel, with Books & Maps from the Warren Heckrotte Collection on July 28th: 73.20%
Skinner. Discovery - Online Auction - Prints Bidstart 7/14 on July 22nd: 73.08%
Sothebys. The Patricia Milne-Henderson Collection: Books on Coins, Medals and Antiquities - Internet bidstart on July 18th: 60.87%
Sothebys. Photographs, Prints - Internet Bidstart 6/24 on July 9th: 65.63%
Cowans Auctions. American History - Online bidstart 7/21 on August 1st: 93.23%
Case Antiques, Inc.. Summer Historic Antiques and Art Auction - Books, Photographs, Letters, Maps on July 30th: 93.42%
Archives International Auctions. Archives International Part XXXIV on July 26th: 58.09%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 7/24 on July 31st: 99.87%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters on July 31st: 95.42%
Sothebys. Contemporary Living - Prints on July 28th: 85.00%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Beatrix Potter:Books & Works on Paper,inc. John R. Cawood Collection on July 28th: 82.26%
Purcell Auctioneers. Antiques and Collectables -Books and Prints on July 27th: 55.00%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Books and Works on Paper on July 27th: 78.60%
Auctionata. Abstract World: Post-War Art - Prints on July 26th: 18.70%
Auctionata. Rare Paper Works of the 19th and 20th Centuries on July 26th: 6.90%
Auctionata. Addicted to Paper: Prints and Photographs on July 26th: 17.22%
Winter Associates. Americana - Books and Prints on July 25th: 56.41%

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Forum Auctions Epistolae familiares, on July 14th Actual price: USD $209,600.
  2. Forum Auctions De Aetna dialogus on July 14th Actual price: USD $117,900.
  3. Sothebys MICKEY MOUSE (FELDMAN & SCHELLMANN II.265) on July 28th Actual price: USD $106,250.
  4. Forum Auctions Hypnerotomachia Poliphili on July 14th Actual price: USD $98,250.
  5. Sothebys 'MT. KILIMANJARO (MOUNTAIN OF SLAVE CARAVANS) . . . NOW HOME OF THE ELEPHANT PROBLEM, AMBOSELI + BEYOND' on July 28th Actual price: USD $87,500.
  6. Forum Auctions Autograph Manuscript of The Original of Laura on July 13th Actual price: USD $78,600.
  7. Heritage Auctions The Birth of a Nation (Epoch Producing, 1915). One Sheet (28" X 42"). on July 31st Actual price: USD $74,688.
  8. Sothebys UNTITLED (FRAGMENT 2) (SCHUBERT 5B) on July 28th Actual price: USD $62,500.
  9. Sothebys An account of the remains of the worship of Priapus. on July 18th Actual price: USD $60,648.
  10. Bloomsbury Auctions The Tale of Peter Rabbit on July 28th Actual price: USD $57,722.
  11. Forum Auctions Magnificentiores Selectioresque Urbis Venetiarum Prospectus ... Venetij MDCCXLI on July 14th Actual price: USD $57,640.
  12. Heritage Auctions Son of Frankenstein (Universal, 1939). One Sheet (27" X 41") Style A. on July 31st Actual price: USD $43,020.
  13. Heritage Auctions Morocco (Paramount, 1930). One Sheet (27.5" X 41") Style B. on July 31st Actual price: USD $40,630.
  14. Sothebys COMPOSITION II (C. 298) on July 28th Actual price: USD $37,500.
  15. Sothebys CABINET DES BEAUTÉES, CHÂTEAU DE VERSAILLES on July 28th Actual price: USD $37,500.
  16. Heritage Auctions Dracula's Daughter (Universal, 1936). One Sheet (27" X 41"). on July 31st Actual price: USD $35,850.
  17. Heritage Auctions The Bell Boy (Paramount, 1918). One Sheet (28" X 41"). on July 31st Actual price: USD $35,850.
  18. Heritage Auctions Casablanca (Warner Brothers, 1942). Insert (14" X 36"). on July 31st Actual price: USD $33,460.
  19. Sothebys POP SHOP VI (LITTMANN PGS. 150-151): 4 PRINTS on July 28th Actual price: USD $32,500.
  20. Heritage Auctions The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (PEA, 1966). Italian Premiere Displays Set of 3 (39" X 110"). on July 31st Actual price: USD $31,070.
  21. Heritage Auctions The 39 Steps (Gaumont, 1935). One Sheet (27" X 41"). on July 31st Actual price: USD $31,070.
  22. Sothebys SLING-SHOTS LIT #5 (GEMINI 41.160) on July 28th Actual price: USD $30,000.
  23. Sothebys SHIPBOARD GIRL (CORLETT II.6) on July 28th Actual price: USD $30,000.
  24. Sothebys RED BARN (C. 89) on July 28th Actual price: USD $27,500.
  25. Sothebys SEASCAPE PORTFOLIO on July 28th Actual price: USD $27,500.


For the week ahead 13 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Aug. 8th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 42 lots

Tue. Aug. 9th
Tooveys. West Sussex. Photographs, Autographs, Printed and Manuscript Ephemera. 202 lots

Wed. Aug. 10th
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints. 13 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. From Beuys to Uecker: Collectibles of Prints and Photography. 130 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 7/22. 843 lots

Thu. Aug. 11th
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Autographs and Memorabilia, including NASA Photographs. 311 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Books with Children's Literature & Counterculture Memorabilia. 461 lots

Sat. Aug. 13th
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . August Estate Auction. 33 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints. 155 lots
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books, Art, Ephemera, and Collectibles.

Sun. Aug. 14th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 8/7.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 8/7.
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints. 43 lots

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  • <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
  • <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