• <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
  • <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>ALDE: Highlights from the Maurice Burrus Collection. October 17, 2017</b>
    <b>Alde, Oct. 17:</b> BIBLE, LATIN. VOL. I ONLY (Genesis-Psalms). [Strassburg: Johann Mentelin, not after 1460].<br>Est: 450 000 / 600 000 €
    <b>Alde, Oct. 17:</b> MISSAL for the use of SALZBURG. Illuminated manuscript on vellum, Augsburg or Salzburg, c 1480. Est: 40 000 / 60 000 €
  • <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

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29 Auctions Archived, 23 Sales Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday 8 October 2016, 29 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 7 denominated in euros, 6 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 15 in US dollars.  Turnover was $14,676,519 as 6,215 lots were offered and 4,846 sold for a 78% success rate.  It was another strong week.

5 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

SothebysPhotographs on October 7th: $2,805,125 
ChristiesPhotographs on October 5th: $2,421,188 
SothebysBibliothèque cynégétique du Verne : Vénerie, fauconnerie, chasses on October 5th: $2,144,136 
Swann GalleriesAfrican-American Fine Art - Prints on October 6th: $2,106,209 
ChristiesPhotographs: The Evening Sale on October 4th: $1,083,000 

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

Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on October 5th: 326.72% 
ChristiesLeslie Waddington Collection - Prints on October 4th: 215.28% 
Robert Siegel GalleriesPeter Sharrer Collection of Postal Markings on October 5th: 183.06% 
ALDEAntiquarian and 19th Century Books on September 30th: 127.05% 
TooveysAntiquarian and Collectors Books on October 4th: 114.40% 
Dallas Auction GalleryThe Fine Art Auction - Prints on October 5th: 105.89% 

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

ChristiesLeslie Waddington Collection - Prints on October 4th: 100.00% 
Dallas Auction GalleryThe Fine Art Auction - Prints on October 5th: 100.00% 
Robert Siegel GalleriesPeter Sharrer Collection of Postal Markings on October 5th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 9/25 on October 2nd: 99.26% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 9/25 on October 2nd: 97.66% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersPrints on October 7th: 95.56% 
GuernseysJohnny Winter - The Auction on September 30th: 93.24% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on October 5th: 87.63% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on October 4th: 87.10% 
Grays AuctioneersModern, Post-Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints on September 28th: 86.40% 
GuernseysGuernseys: Johnny Winter - The Auction on October 1st: 86.16% 
TooveysAntiquarian and Collectors Books on October 4th: 85.27% 
AderPost War and Contemporary Art - Prints on September 27th: 82.35% 
FreemansBooks, Maps and Manuscripts on September 30th: 82.24% 
ALDEAntiquarian and 19th Century Books on September 30th: 80.32% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys DES DEDUIZ DE LA CHASSE DES BESTES SAUVAIGES ET DES OYSEAUX DE PROYE. NOUUELLEMENT IMPRIMÉ À PARIS. on October 5th Actual price: USD $581,280.
  2. Christies Flag, 1987 on October 5th Actual price: USD $487,500.
  3. Sothebys LA VENERIE DE IAQUES DU FOUILLOUX ESCUYER, SEIGNEUR DUDIT LIEU, PAYS DE GASTINE, EN POITOU. DEDIÉE AU ROY TRESCHRESTIEN CHARLES NEUFIESME DE CE NOM. PLUSIEURS RECEPTES ET REMEDES POUR GUERIR LES CHIENS DE DIVERSES MALADIES. PLUS, L’ADOLESCENCE DE L’AUTHE on October 5th Actual price: USD $299,040.
  4. Christies Rayograph, 1922 on October 4th Actual price: USD $295,500.
  5. Christies El Capitan (Yosemite National Park), 1999 on October 4th Actual price: USD $187,500.
  6. Sothebys LA VÉNERIE… on October 5th Actual price: USD $127,008.
  7. Christies Parade – Hoboken, New Jersey, 1955 on October 4th Actual price: USD $125,000.
  8. Christies Jacqueline de profil à droite lithograph, 1958 on October 4th Actual price: USD $118,125.
  9. Christies Self Portrait with Whip, 1978 on October 5th Actual price: USD $106,250.
  10. Christies White Angel Bread Line, San Francisco, 1933 on October 4th Actual price: USD $106,250.
  11. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers Francoise sur fond gris, 1950 on September 30th Actual price: USD $106,250.
  12. Christies Ken Moody and Robert Sherman, 1984 on October 5th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  13. Christies Calla Lily, 1988 on October 5th Actual price: USD $93,750.
  14. Freemans The Federalist: A Collection of Essays, Written in Favour of the New Constitution [by Hamilton, Madison and Jay]. on September 30th Actual price: USD $93,750.
  15. Swann Galleries Eighteen Photographs on October 6th Actual price: USD $87,500.
  16. Christies Calla Lily, 1984 on October 5th Actual price: USD $75,000.
  17. Christies Untitled (Downtown Morton, Mississippi), c. 1970 on October 4th Actual price: USD $68,750.
  18. Robert Siegel Galleries 5c Red Brown (1). on October 5th Actual price: USD $63,250.
  19. Christies Golden Bird, c. 1920 on October 4th Actual price: USD $62,500.
  20. Christies Untitled #724-96, 1996 on October 4th Actual price: USD $60,000.
  21. Christies Cocoa Dress (Balenciaga), Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn, 1950 on October 5th Actual price: USD $56,250.
  22. Christies Yakusa, 1994 on October 5th Actual price: USD $56,250.
  23. Christies The Walk to Paradise Garden, 1946 on October 5th Actual price: USD $52,500.
  24. Christies Frozen Lake and Cliffs, Kaweah Gap, Sierra Nevada, California, 1932 on October 5th Actual price: USD $50,000.
  25. Freemans Book of Hours. Use of Rome. on September 30th Actual price: USD $47,500.


29 total sales reported this week:

Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Prints on October 7th: 95.56%
Sothebys. Photographs on October 7th: 65.71%
Grays Auctioneers. Modern, Post-Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints on September 28th: 86.40%
Morton Subastas. Books and Documents on September 27th: 38.16%
Swann Galleries. African-American Fine Art - Prints on October 6th: 77.46%
PBA Galleries. Fine Literature on October 6th: 74.17%
Robert Siegel Galleries. Peter Sharrer Collection of Postal Markings on October 5th: 100.00%
Sothebys. Bibliothèque cynégétique du Verne : Vénerie, fauconnerie, chasses on October 5th: 68.27%
Dallas Auction Gallery. The Fine Art Auction - Prints on October 5th: 100.00%
Purcell Auctioneers. Antiques and Collectables -Books and Prints on October 5th: 76.19%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Photographs on October 6th: 78.06%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps and Documents on October 5th: 87.63%
Christies. Photographs on October 5th: 62.18%
Christies. Leslie Waddington Collection - Prints on October 4th: 100.00%
Christies. Photographs: The Evening Sale on October 4th: 50.00%
Tooveys. Prints and Maps on October 5th: 73.30%
Tooveys. Antiquarian and Collectors Books on October 4th: 85.27%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on October 4th: 87.10%
Guernseys. Guernseys: Johnny Winter - The Auction on October 1st: 86.16%
Guernseys. Johnny Winter - The Auction on September 30th: 93.24%
Auctionata. Art of the 20th and 21st Century - Prints on September 30th: 30.00%
Freemans. Books, Maps and Manuscripts on September 30th: 82.24%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Ornithology - Books and Prints on September 30th: 56.85%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Fine Prints on September 30th: 72.04%
ALDE. Antiquarian and 19th Century Books on September 30th: 80.32%
Ader. Post War and Contemporary Art - Prints on September 27th: 82.35%
Ader. Photographies à Tout Prix ! on September 29th: 51.88%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 9/25 on October 2nd: 97.66%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 9/25 on October 2nd: 99.26%

23 sales are scheduled this week:


Mon. Oct. 10th
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . Continental - Prints and Books. 29 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 75 lots

Tue. Oct. 11th
Ader. PARIS. Vinyl and Memorabilia. 457 lots

Wed. Oct. 12th
Forum Auctions. London. Banksy Editions. 40 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 9/23. 918 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Illustration Art. 313 lots
Central Mass Auctions. Boston,. Moving Sale Worcester, MA Modern Fine Furnishings. 15 lots
JellyFishTree. Johannesburg. October Sale of Books. 110 lots

Thu. Oct. 13th
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Rare Books, Geography, Medicine, Science, Music, Politics. 738 lots
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Cape Town. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 10/6. 323 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Manuscripts, Incunables, Theology, Books on Art, Juridica. 500 lots

Fri. Oct. 14th
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. 75172 Pforzheim. Books. 3186 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Literature, Illustrated Books, Philosophy, Abecedaria. 383 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Modern Literature and Art Documentation, Design, Avantgarde. 289 lots

Sat. Oct. 15th
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. Automobilia. 107 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. The Marine Sale - Books and Prints. 48 lots
Gateway Gallery Auction. Chambersburg, PA . Matchbooks and Comic Books. 121 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Autograph Letters on Literature, Science, Art and Music. 894 lots
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. 75172 Pforzheim. Books, Autographs and Manuscripts, Antique Maps and Prints. 2843 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints. 144 lots

Sun. Oct. 16th
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints. 36 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 10/9.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 10/9.

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.
  • <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>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>Announcing a new Books for Sale platform hosted by Biblio!</b>
    <b>List your books simultaneously on Rare Book Hub and Biblio!</b>
  • <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…