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  • <b>Fonsie Mealy: Rare Books, Literature, Manuscripts. December 5, 2017</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 5:</b> With Fine Contemporary Hand-Coloured Folding Maps Atlas: MOLL (Hermann). <i>The World Described</i>. 15,000 to 20,000 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 5:</b> The Holy Grail of Early Photographic Illustrated Irish Books: HEMPHILL (William Despard). <i>Stereoscopic Illustrations of Clonmel, and the Surrounding Country</i>… 7,000 to 10,000 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 5:</b> "The Nugent Manuscript Archive" including letters on 1798 rebellion In Co. 7,000 to 9,000 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy: Rare Books, Literature, Manuscripts. December 5, 2017</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 5:</b> The Greatest Irish Coloured Plate Book Original Coloured Copy: MALTON (James). <i>A Picturesque and Descriptive View of the City of Dublin Described</i>. 7,000 to 9,000 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 5:</b> BLAEU (Johannes). <i>Atlas Hibernia</i>, Amsterdam? c. 1662. 1,750 to <br>2,500 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 5:</b> Rare Limited Edition: YEATS (W.B.). Arion Press, San Francisco. <i>Poems of W.B. Yeats.</i> 1,700 to 2,200 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy: Rare Books, Literature, Manuscripts. December 5, 2017</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 5:</b> [YEATS, W.B.]. Cradle of Genius. Original drawing, pen-and-ink and wash. 1,500 to 2,500 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 5:</b> W.B. Yeats Meets James Bond? YEATS (W. B.). <i>Selected Poems, Lyrical and Narrative</i>. 1,400 to 1,600 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 5:</b> Rare Unauthorized U.S. Edition of <i>Ulysses</i>: JOYCE (James). <i>Ulysses</i> - [Two World Monthly, Vol. 1 (No. 1) - vol. 3 (no.3)]. 1,200 to 1,500 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy: Rare Books, Literature, Manuscripts. December 5, 2017</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 5:</b> With Original Holograph Passage by the Author: HEANEY (Seamus). <i>Door Into the Dark</i>. 1,000 to 1,500 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 5:</b> First American Edition: JOYCE (James). <i>Dubliners</i>, 8vo N. York (B.W. Huebsch) 1916. 600 to 800 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 5:</b> Rare American Photographs of Niagara Falls: ZYBACK (J.). Photographer, Niagara. Two large original photographs. 300 to 400 €
  • <b>ALDE - Modern Illustrated Books - Original Drawings. 22 November 2017</b>
    <b>ALDE, Nov. 22:</b> DEGAS (Edgar). Danseuses au repos. Charcoal drawing. 30,000€ to 40,000€
    <b>ALDE, Nov. 22:</b> ERNST (Max). Une Semaine de bonté ou Les Sept éléments capitaux. Deuxième cahier. L'Eau. 1934. With an original collage signed by Max Ernst. 15,000€ to 20,000€
    <b>ALDE, Nov. 22:</b> BALZAC (Honoré de). Le Chef-d’œuvre inconnu. 1931. Illustrated edition by Pablo Picasso of 12 original etchings. 20,000€ to 30,000€
    <b>ALDE, Nov. 22:</b> GIACOMETTI (Alberto). Paris sans fin. 1969. Last illustrated book of Giacometti. 15,000€ to 20,000€
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:<br>Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>John Norman, <i>The American Pilot</i>, complete copy with 11 folding charts, Boston, 1810. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>John Smith, <i>New England</i>, London, 1616. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>Plancius Petrus, <i>Orbis Terrarum Typus de Integro Multis in Locis Emendatus</i>, Amsterdam, 1594. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:<br>Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>Martin Waldseemüller, <i>Tabula Terre Nove</i>, woodcut, Strasbourg, 1513. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>Forlani & Zaltieri, <i>Il Disegno del Discoperto della Noua Franza</i>, Venice, 1566. $30,000 to $50,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>Richard Hakluyt, <i>Novus Orbis</i>, first appearance of "Virginia" on a printed map, Paris, 1587. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:<br>Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>Pieter van den Keere, <i>Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica</i>, Amsterdam, 1608. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>Abraham Ortelius, <i>Theatrum Orbis Terrarum</i>, Antwerp, 1584. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>George B. Goode & Samuel A. Kilbourne, <i>Game Fishes of the United States</i>, New York, 1879. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:<br>Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>William Faden, <i>The Province of New Jersey</i>, London, 1777. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>James Gillray, <i>The Plumb-Pudding in Danger</i>, hand-colored etching, London, 1805. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>Pierre Belon, <i>L'Histoire de la Nature des Oyseaux</i>, with woodcut illustrations, Paris, 1555. $8,000 to $12,000.

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13 Auctions Archived, 25 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 10 September, 11 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 3 denominated in euros, 4 in British pounds, 1 in South African rand, and 5 in US dollars.  Turnover was $1,549,455 as 3,816 lots were offered and 2,921 sold for a 77% success rate.  For the week ahead 25 auctions are scheduled.  The summer doldrums are over.

 

1 auction saw total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered: 

Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersMorningthorpe Manor Country House Sale - Day 2 - Prints on September 6th: 107.40% 


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

Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 8/28 on September 4th: 99.86% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 8/28 on September 4th: 97.28% 
William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsSummer Hybrid Sale - Prints on August 29th: 97.14% 
Bruun RasmussenBooks and Manuscripts on September 6th: 85.79% 
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersMorningthorpe Manor Country House Sale - Day 2 - Prints on September 6th: 81.51% 


13 total sales reported this week: 

Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersMorningthorpe Manor Country House Sale - Day 3 - The Library on September 8th: 75.12% 
PBA GalleriesRare Books & Manuscripts on September 8th: 62.39% 
Winner's Auctions and ExhibitionsRare Latin Hebraica books and maps, Zionism, Numismatics and Jewellery on September 7th: 59.78% 
RossiniPosters, Prints, Lithographs on September 7th: 7.66% 
Bruun RasmussenBooks and Manuscripts on September 6th: 85.79% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on September 6th: 71.64% 
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersMorningthorpe Manor Country House Sale - Day 2 - Prints on September 6th: 81.51% 
BonhamsAutomobilia - Books and Prints on September 3rd: 75.51% 
Lyon and TurnbullRare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs on August 31st: 77.94% 
William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsSummer Hybrid Sale - Prints on August 29th: 97.14% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 8/28 on September 4th: 97.28% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 8/28 on September 4th: 99.86% 
Quagga Rare Books and ArtAssorted Africana - Internet bidstart 8/25 on September 1st: 40.91% 


Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. PBA Galleries Acts Passed at a Congress of the United States of America, Begun and Held at the City of New-York, on Wednesday the fourth of March, in the year M,DCC,LXXXIX - 1st, 2nd & 3rd Sessions on September 8th Actual price: USD $96,000.
  2. Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers ALBUM OF DRAWINGS AND WATERCOLOURS on September 8th Actual price: USD $34,381.
  3. Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers 2 TITLES, THE HISTORY OF THE REBELLION AND CIVIL WARS IN ENGLAND BEGUN IN THE YEAR 1641 on September 8th Actual price: USD $28,130.
  4. PBA Galleries Nurnbergische Hesperides oder Grundliche Beschreibung der Edlen Citronat / Citronen und Pomeranzen-Fruchte. [With]: Obeliscus Constantinapolitanus ober Kurtze Erflarung des zu Constantinopol... [and]: Continuation der Nurnbergischen Hesperidum... on September 8th Actual price: USD $27,000.
  5. Lyon and Turnbull The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, from Drawings Made on the Spot by David Roberts, R.A. on August 31st Actual price: USD $21,613.
  6. Lyon and Turnbull A Natural History of Birds; Gleanings of Natural History. on August 31st Actual price: USD $18,288.
  7. Lyon and Turnbull A Natural History of Birds. on August 31st Actual price: USD $18,288.
  8. Lyon and Turnbull Illustrations of Himalayan Plants. on August 31st Actual price: USD $15,794.
  9. Lyon and Turnbull Captain Cook's Florilegium. on August 31st Actual price: USD $13,300.
  10. PBA Galleries Herbier Forestier, ou Collection des especes d'arbres et arbrisseaux qui composent les forets... Dedie et presente au Roi. Par J.-B. Duchesne Fils, Jardinier en chef de Sa Majaste on September 8th Actual price: USD $13,200.
  11. Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers ANECDOTES OF DISTINGUISHED PERSONS on September 8th Actual price: USD $12,502.
  12. Lyon and Turnbull Animals drawn from Nature and Engraved in Aquatint. on August 31st Actual price: USD $12,469.
  13. Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers CONFIRMATION AND PATENT BOOK OF THE DEAN AND CHAPTER OF THE CATHEDRAL CHURCH AT THE HOLY AND UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF NORWICH on September 8th Actual price: USD $10,627.
  14. Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers BISHOP OF SALISBURY, HISTORY OF HIS OWN TIME on September 8th Actual price: USD $9,377.
  15. PBA Galleries Albums of views of San Francisco in the aftermath of the 1906 earthquake and fire on September 8th Actual price: USD $9,000.
  16. PBA Galleries The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, and Other Sketches on September 8th Actual price: USD $8,400.
  17. PBA Galleries A Treatise Concerning Political Enquiry, and the Liberty of the Press on September 8th Actual price: USD $7,800.
  18. Bruun Rasmussen Greenland: H. Egede: Det gamle Grønlands Nye Perlustration eller Natural-Historie. Og Beskrivelse over det gamle Grønlands Situation. on September 6th Actual price: USD $7,258.
  19. Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers NORDOVICUS ANTIQUA ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE EARLY HISTORY OF NORWICH on September 8th Actual price: USD $7,189.
  20. Lyon and Turnbull The Natural History Of British Insects; Explaining Them In Their Several States, With The Periods Of Their Transformation, Their Food, Oeconomy, &c. on August 31st Actual price: USD $6,983.
  21. Lyon and Turnbull Autograph Letter Signed, to the Comte d'Argenson on August 31st Actual price: USD $6,650.
  22. Lyon and Turnbull Lindisfarne Gospels, Das Buch von Lindisfarne, Evangéliare de Lindisfarne on August 31st Actual price: USD $6,318.
  23. Heritage Auctions Showcase #22 Green Lantern on September 4th Actual price: USD $6,308.
  24. Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers THE SUBSTANTIAL AUTOGRAPH COLLECTION OF SIR DAVID WILLIAM SMITH CONTAINING CIRCA 600 AUTOGRAPHS on September 8th Actual price: USD $6,251.
  25. Lyon and Turnbull Manuscript book of collected verses, "Poems" compiled by Lady Anne Hamilton, daughter of Archibald Hamilton on August 31st Actual price: USD $5,653.



For the week ahead 25 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Sep. 12th
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . Fine Arts, Antiques, Americana. 22 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Revolutionaries of the 60s and 70s. 58 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. 2000 - Now: Contemporary Art. 48 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 66 lots

Tue. Sep. 13th
RJM Autographs and Antiques. Boston. Autographs. 160 lots

Wed. Sep. 14th
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Antiquarian Literature and History. 579 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 8/19. 998 lots
Dallas Auction Gallery. Dallas. The Fine and Decorative Art Auction - Books and Prints. 16 lots

Thu. Sep. 15th
Old World Auctions. Glen Allen. Antique Maps, Globes, Charts, Atlases & Vintage Graphics - online bidstart 8/31. 793 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books Books Signature Auction. 834 lots
Ader. PARIS. Books and Advertising. 105 lots
Ader. PARIS. Books and Advertising. 511 lots

Fri. Sep. 16th
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH. Berlin-Schoneberg. Rare Books of the 18th to 20th Centuries. 828 lots
Ferraton. Bruxelles. Books and Prints. 1045 lots

Sat. Sep. 17th
Brunk Auctions. Asheville, NC . Books, Prints. 90 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints.
Gateway Gallery Auction. Chambersburg, PA . Sports Cards and Memorabilia. 384 lots
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Cleveland. Advertising at Auction.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Lincoln and His Times A joint Auction by Heritage Auctions and The Rail Splitter in Recognition of t. 472 lots

Sun. Sep. 18th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 9/11.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 9/11.
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Golf Books & Memorabilia (Sunday in the Poconos). 202 lots
Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions. Bruxelles . Silent Auction (Books) - Internet bidstart 9/8.
Carlsen Gallery. Greenville, NY. 25th Anniversary Auction - Prints, Books. 15 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints. 61 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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
  • <b>Christie’s Paris, Nov. 28:</b> Seba, Albertus. <i>Locupletissimi rerum naturalium thesauri.</i> Amsterdam: J. Wetsten, 1734[-1769]. €350,000–550,000
    <b>Christie’s Paris, Nov. 28:</b> Janssonius, Joannes. <i>Novus Atlas Absolutissimus</i>. Amsterdam: J Jansson, 1658 [after 1664]. €250,000–450,000
    <b>Christie’s Paris, Nov. 28:</b> Goya, Francisco de. <i>[La Tauromaquia.] Treinta y tres estampas, que representan diferentes suertes y actitudes del arte de lidiar los Toros</i>. Madrid: [Rafael Esteve, 1816]. €150,000–250,000
    <b>Christie’s Online, Nov. 29 – Dec. 06:</b> Einstein, Albert. <i>On residual rays – and guilt about an old girlfriend</i>. Prague, 26 December 1911. US$10,000–15,000
    <b>Christie’s Online, Nov. 29 – Dec. 06:</b> Einstein, Albert. <i>‘What is logically simple is so difficult mathematically'</i>. Princeton, 16 August 1949. US$20,000–30,000
    <b>Christie’s New York, Dec. 5:</b> Yorktown Campaign manuscript map. ‘No 1 Carte générale de l’Isle de New York et des Environs...No 2. Reconnoissance Geometrique…’ n.p., c. 1781–1782. US$150,000–200,000
    <b>Christie’s New York, Dec. 5:</b> Le Hay, Jacques and Ferriol, Charles de (1637–1722). <i>Recueil de cent estampes représentant differentes nations du Levant</i>. Paris: Le Hay and Duchange, 1714. US$30,000–40,000
    <b>Christie’s New York, Dec. 7:</b> Cresswell, Samuel Gurney. <i>A Series of Eight Sketches … of the Voyage of the H.M.S. Investigator during the Discovery of the North-west Passage</i>. London: 1854. US$30,000–40,000.
    <b>Christie’s New York, Dec. 7:</b> Veer, Gerrit de. <i>Diarium nauticum seu vera descriptio trium navigationum admirandarum</i>. Amsterdam: Cornelius [Claesz], 1598. US$25,000–35,000
  • <b>19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy!</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Walt Whitman. Poetical manuscript from <i>Leaves of Grass</i> (1865)
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> (Daniel Boone.) Filson. <i>The Discovery ... of Kentucke</i> (1784)
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Edgar A. Poe. <i>Tales</i> (1845) original cloth
    <b>19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy!</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Emerson. Autograph letter signed on his philosophy of poetry (1841)
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Fitzgerald. <i>This Side of Paradise</i> (1920) presentation copy