• <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
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  • <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.
  • <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€

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Twenty-five Auctions Archived, 39 Sales Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday, November 26th, 2016, 25 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 8 denominated in euros, 1 in British pounds, and 16 in US dollars.  Turnover was $27,074,340 as 9,484 lots were offered and 7,762 sold for an 82% success rate.  It was a strong week.

 

For the week ahead 39 sales are scheduled.

 

7 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Heritage AuctionsComics on November 18th: $9,927,872 
ArtcurialThe World of Herge - Tintin's Creator on November 19th: $3,521,790 
ChristiesComic Strips on November 19th: $3,406,045 
Doyle New YorkRare Books, Autographs and Photographs on November 22nd: $2,188,600 
Kedem AuctionRare and Important Items on November 15th: $2,129,622 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters on November 20th: $1,918,571 
ArtcurialComic Strips on November 18th: $1,228,571 

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

Burgersdijk and NiermansRare Books on November 16th: 145.68% 


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

Aspire AuctionsFine Art - Prints, Online bistart 10/21 on October 29th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics on November 18th: 99.87% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 11/13 on November 20th: 99.87% 
National Book Auctions16th Century, Children's, Emblem on November 20th: 99.06% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters on November 20th: 97.60% 
John McInnis AuctioneersAmericana - Books and Prints; War Memorabilia on November 11th: 95.52% 
Charlton HallFall Auction on November 19th: 93.33% 
Brunk AuctionsBooks, Prints on November 19th: 87.88% 
Doyle New YorkRare Books, Autographs and Photographs on November 22nd: 87.87% 
Kedem AuctionRare and Important Items on November 15th: 82.53% 
 
Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Artcurial On a marché sur la Lune on November 19th Actual price: USD $1,646,512.
  2. Christies TINTIN ON A MARCHÉ SUR LA LUNE (T.17) on November 19th Actual price: USD $638,650.
  3. Doyle New York The Present State of the British Colonies in America, also known as The Hillsborough Colonial Returns. on November 22nd Actual price: USD $394,000.
  4. Heritage Auctions Superman #1 on November 18th Actual price: USD $358,500.
  5. Heritage Auctions The Amazing Spider-Man #1 Curator Pedigree on November 18th Actual price: USD $262,900.
  6. Christies TINTIN TINTIN ET LE THERMO-ZERO 1960 on November 19th Actual price: USD $244,330.
  7. Heritage Auctions Steve Ditko Amazing Spider-Man #27 Splash Page 1 Original Art on November 18th Actual price: USD $239,000.
  8. Heritage Auctions Batman #1 on November 18th Actual price: USD $239,000.
  9. Christies ASTÉRIX ASTÉRIX EN HISPANIE (T.14) on November 19th Actual price: USD $212,530.
  10. Heritage Auctions Casablanca (Warner Brothers, R-1953). Italian 2 - Fogli (39.5" X 55") Luigi Martinati Artwork. on November 20th Actual price: USD $203,150.
  11. Kedem Auction Pair of Torah finials, created by the Jewish silversmith Abraham Lopes de Oliveyra. on November 15th Actual price: USD $196,800.
  12. Heritage Auctions Casablanca (Warner Brothers, 1942). Half Sheet (22" X 28") Style B. on November 20th Actual price: USD $167,300.
  13. Artcurial Carte neige on November 19th Actual price: USD $155,544.
  14. Doyle New York The Pennsylvania Journal; and the Weekly Advertiser. on November 22nd Actual price: USD $150,000.
  15. Heritage Auctions Robert Crumb Thrilling Murder Comics #3 "Jumpin' Jack Flash" Complete 4-Page Story Original Art on November 18th Actual price: USD $143,400.
  16. Kedem Auction Letter from the Cairo geniza, by Rabbi Shlomo Cohen of Alexandria (Egypt), to his father Rabbi Yehuda who resided in Fustat (now a part of the 'Old Egypt' area in Cairo), Shvat 1148. on November 15th Actual price: USD $135,300.
  17. Heritage Auctions Robert Crumb Mondo Snarfo "Grim Grids" Complete 3-Page Story Original Art on November 18th Actual price: USD $131,450.
  18. Artcurial Astérix le Gaulois on November 18th Actual price: USD $108,205.
  19. Heritage Auctions Flash Comics #1 on November 18th Actual price: USD $107,550.
  20. Heritage Auctions More Fun Comics #73 on November 18th Actual price: USD $104,563.
  21. Kedem Auction Handwritten volume, compilation of compositions of the Arizal's kabbalah, with teachings of R. Israel Sarug, including an unknown composition. on November 15th Actual price: USD $104,550.
  22. Heritage Auctions Alex Raymond Flash Gordon Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 8-14-38 on November 18th Actual price: USD $95,600.
  23. Christies JARRE TINTIN LOTUS BLEU on November 19th Actual price: USD $91,690.
  24. Kedem Auction A volume of handwritten halachic responsa, including original letters by various writers. on November 15th Actual price: USD $86,100.
  25. Artcurial Carte neige on November 19th Actual price: USD $81,154.



25 total sales reported this week:

Purcell Auctioneers. Books on October 26th: 76.25%
Charlton Hall. Fall Auction on November 19th: 93.33%
JellyFishTree. Collectible Books on November 9th: 37.96%
Aspire Auctions. Fine Art - Prints, Online bistart 10/21 on October 29th: 100.00%
Brunk Auctions. Books, Prints on November 19th: 87.88%
Artcurial. The World of Herge - Tintin's Creator on November 19th: 66.95%
Artcurial. Comic Strips on November 18th: 64.86%
National Book Auctions. 16th Century, Children's, Emblem on November 20th: 99.06%
Skinner. Studio Art online - Prints on November 18th: 60.66%
Doyle New York. Rare Books, Autographs and Photographs on November 22nd: 87.87%
Kedem Auction. Rare and Important Items on November 15th: 82.53%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on November 22nd: 79.27%
RR Auction. Music and Entertainment - Internet bidstart 11/10 on November 17th: 56.91%
Cowans Auctions. American History on November 18th: 75.84%
PIASA. Editions : prints, illustrated books, multiples on November 17th: 58.93%
Christies. Comic Strips on November 19th: 63.33%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Books & Works on Paper, inc. Literature,Children’s & Illustrated Books on November 18th: 68.10%
Eldreds. Fall Americana and Paintings on November 19th: 58.06%
Neret Minet and Tessier. Posters on November 18th: 55.75%
Alexander Historical Auctions. Asian Manuscripts, Propaganda & Antiques on November 17th: 57.53%
John McInnis Auctioneers. Americana - Books and Prints; War Memorabilia on November 11th: 95.52%
Burgersdijk and Niermans. Rare Books on November 16th: 79.50%
Heritage Auctions. Comics on November 18th: 99.87%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters on November 20th: 97.60%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 11/13 on November 20th: 99.87%


For the week ahead 39 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Nov. 28th
Dorotheum . Vienna. Autographs. 328 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 56 lots

Tue. Nov. 29th
Sothebys. London. Music and Continental Books and Manuscripts. 222 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Start Collecting: Part 1. 96 lots
Jacksons Auction. Cedar Falls, Iowa . World Treasures Featuring Important Russian, European, Asian & American Works. 13 lots
Winner's Auctions and Exhibitions. Jerusalem. Rare Books & Manuscripts, Rabbinical & Admors letters, Maps of Jerusalem, Judiaca. 407 lots
Ader. PARIS. Letters, Autographs and Manuscripts.

Wed. Nov. 30th
Bonhams. London. Prints and Multiples. 308 lots
Christies. London - King Street. Giancarlo Bettrame Library of Science Books, Part 2. 368 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Photography. 345 lots
Tajan. Paris. Prints. 299 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints. 11 lots
Chiswick Auctions. London. Printed Books and Manuscripts. 262 lots
Ader. PARIS. Letters, Autographs and Manuscripts.

Thu. Dec. 1st
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books, Maps and Ephemera.
Swann Galleries. New York. Art, Press & Illustrated Books. 250 lots
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Photography. 122 lots
Christies. London - King Street. Valuable Printed Books and Manuscripts. 165 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Books with Children's Literature, Art and Illustrated. 502 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Editions - Prints. 22 lots
Anteo Subastas. San Sebastián. December Auction - Prints. 13 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Autographs, Memorabilia and Vintage Posters. 711 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Asian Art at Auction - Prints, Books. 74 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Prints and Photographs. 134 lots

Fri. Dec. 2nd
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Louisiana Purchase Auction - Day 1 - Historical Documents, Maps and Prints. 126 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books, Maps and Ephemera.
ALDE. Paris. Original Editions from the 19th-21st Centuries. 223 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Photographs Curated by Lou Proud. 74 lots
Guernseys. New York, NY. The Neil Leifer Photographic Collection - Day 1. 200 lots
Rago Arts and Auctions. Lambertville. Remix: Timeless Style - Prints and Photographs. 19 lots

Sat. Dec. 3rd
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Winter Magic: The Rex Conklin Library and Other Fine Conjuring Collections. 550 lots
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Prints and Multiples. 161 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Americana & Political. 682 lots
Guernseys. New York, NY. The Neil Leifer Photographic Collection - Day 2. 432 lots
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Louisiana Purchase Auction - Day 2 - Manuscript, Maps, Prints. 36 lots

Sun. Dec. 4th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 11/27.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 11/27.
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. Private Collection: Artists' Books and Catalogues. 113 lots
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Louisiana Purchase Auction - Day 3 - Manuscript, Maps, Prints.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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
  • <b>Ketterer Kunst Hamburg: Rare Books Auction on November 20th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books Nov. 20:</b><br><i>Biblia latina</i>, Nuremberg 1475. <br>Est: €18,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books Nov. 20:</b><br>Latin and French Book of Hours, Paris around 1490. Est: €60,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books Nov. 20:</b><br>P. J. Redouté, <i>Les Roses</i>, Paris 1828-29. Est: €12,000
    <b>Ketterer Kunst Hamburg: Rare Books Auction on November 20th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books Nov. 20:</b><br>G. W. Knorr, <i>Deliciae Naturae Selectae</i>, Doordrecht 1771. Est: €10,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books Nov. 20:</b><br>J. J. Spalowsky, <i>Beytrag zur Naturgeschichte der Vögel</i>, Vienna 1790-92. Est: €20,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books Nov. 20:</b><br>H. A. Châtelain, <i>Atlas historique</i>, Amsterdam 1718-20. Est: €20,000
    <b>Ketterer Kunst Hamburg: Rare Books Auction on November 20th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books Nov. 20:</b><br>K. Rasmussen, Thule-expedition, around 1925-33. Est: €28,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books Nov. 20:</b><br>E. Cerillo, <i>Dipinti murali di Pompei</i>, Napels 1886. Est: €3,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books Nov. 20:</b><br>W. Shakespeare, <i>The plays</i>, London 1807. Est: €1,500
    <b>Ketterer Kunst Hamburg: Rare Books Auction on November 20th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books Nov. 20:</b><br>G. Klimt, <i>Das Werk</i>, Vienna 1914. Est: €15,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books Nov. 20:</b><br><i>International Exhibition of Modern Art</i>, New York 1926. Est: €3,500
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books Nov. 20:</b><br><i>Arp – Delaunay – Magnelli – Taeuber-Arp</i>, Paris 1950. Est: €1,500