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Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Aguttes MANUSCRIT autographe signé, Ursule Mirouët, [1841] on December 20th Actual price: USD $1,392,300.
  2. Aguttes QUINTE-CURCE, FAIZ ET CONQUESTES D'ALEXANDRE [HISTOIRE D'ALEXANDRE LE GRAND], TRADUCTION DE VASQUE DE LUCÈNE on December 20th Actual price: USD $990,080.
  3. Aguttes * L.A.S. «Bonaparte», Nice 10 germinal [IV (30 mars 1796)], à JOSÉPHINE: «A la citoyenne Bonaparte chez la citoyenne Beauharnois. on December 20th Actual price: USD $381,181.
  4. Aguttes Bonaparte en Egypte en 1798 on December 20th Actual price: USD $123,760.
  5. Aguttes MANUSCRIT autographe signé, Journal des differentes campagnes que j'aÿ fait soit par terre ou par mer,… on December 20th Actual price: USD $123,760.
  6. Aguttes Le couple amoureux on December 20th Actual price: USD $116,025.
  7. Aguttes Collier retenant un pendentif en or jaune 18k ciselé de deux nus féminins de profil, les mains suspendues à la chaine en or, les membres inférieurs se transforment en deux grandes feuilles en émaux plique-à-jour vert clair. on December 20th Actual price: USD $112,931.
  8. Aguttes * MANUSCRIT calligraphié (peut-être par Dumas lui-même), L'Alchimiste, orné de 6 peintures on December 20th Actual price: USD $98,018.
  9. Minerva Auctions Roma Le Antichità Romane on December 14th Actual price: USD $77,350.
  10. Aguttes BARBATRE (PIERRE), RÉCIT DE PÈLERINAGE À JÉRUSALEM on December 20th Actual price: USD $61,880.
  11. Aguttes CORRESPONDANCE à sa fille Agathe, 1906-1945; 164 lettres ou poèmes on December 20th Actual price: USD $57,239.
  12. Aguttes Fenetre ouverte a Cannes, 1942 on December 20th Actual price: USD $57,239.
  13. Minerva Auctions Roma New British Terrestrial Globe / New British Celestial Globe British Terrestrial Globe: Dedicato "To the Honourable Sir Joseph Banks on December 14th Actual price: USD $53,550.
  14. Aguttes Vierge à l'enfant on December 20th Actual price: USD $51,051.
  15. Aguttes * L.A.S. «Bonaparte», Paris 16 germinal [6 avril 1804], à sa soeur PAULINE on December 20th Actual price: USD $43,564.
  16. Aguttes * PORTEFEUILLE À SOUFFLETS EN MAROQUIN À GRAIN LONG FRAPPÉ EN LETTRES D'OR «A SA MAJESTÉ L'EMPEREUR ET ROI». GAZETTES ÉTRANGÈRES on December 20th Actual price: USD $43,564.
  17. Mossgreen A Voyage to Terra Australis, undertaken for the purpose of completing the discovery of that vast country, and prosecuted in the years 1801, 1802, and 1803 on December 11th Actual price: USD $40,102.
  18. Aguttes Paysage a la tonnelle on December 20th Actual price: USD $38,675.
  19. Heritage Auctions Amazing Fantasy #15 (Marvel, 1962) CGC VG/FN 5.0 Off-white to white pages. on December 24th Actual price: USD $35,850.
  20. Aguttes * MANUSCRIT MUSICAL autographe signé, Fanfare, [1927] on December 20th Actual price: USD $35,395.
  21. Aguttes LETTRE EN PROVENANCE DE SUISSE Pli sans texte, adresse effacée par immersion on December 20th Actual price: USD $30,940.
  22. Aguttes Rogelio Lacouriere, pecheur de cuivre on December 20th Actual price: USD $30,940.
  23. Aguttes La grange,1944 on December 20th Actual price: USD $30,940.
  24. Aguttes * Lettre autographe, [Valence 1785 ?] «10 h. du soir samedy», à Mademoiselle EMMA on December 20th Actual price: USD $29,950.
  25. Aguttes BOULES DE MOULINS, SANS CACHET D'ARRIVÉE - Pli contenant une lettre manuscrite datée Vendredi 30 décembre 1870, sans lieu. on December 20th Actual price: USD $29,393.


1 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Aguttes. The Aristophil Collections - Inaugural Sale on December 20th: $4,511,583

5 auctions saw total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered in the sale:

Aguttes. THE PATRIOTIC ICONOGRAPHY OF THE WAR 14-18 - COLLECTION A. AND H. PARENT DE CURZON on September 26th: 155.25%
Chiswick Auctions. Books from the Library of Giancarlo Beltrame including Science, the Occult & Curiosa on December 14th: 134.58%
Aste Bolaffi. Books and Manuscripts on December 13th: 105.96%
Ader. Old and Modern Prints on December 14th: 102.54%
Ader. Old and Modern Prints on December 13th: 102.21%


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

Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 12/17 on December 24th: 100.00%
Forum Auctions in Italy. Antiquarian and Rare Books on December 13th: 100.00%
Carlsen Gallery. Holiday Season Antique Auction on December 3rd: 100.00%
Chiswick Auctions. Books from the Library of Giancarlo Beltrame including Science, the Occult & Curiosa on December 14th: 97.19%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Online bidstart 12/19 on December 26th: 97.13%
Heritage Auctions. Heritage Auctions: Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 11/26 on December 26th: 96.79%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 12/17 on December 24th: 94.40%
Aguttes. THE PATRIOTIC ICONOGRAPHY OF THE WAR 14-18 - COLLECTION A. AND H. PARENT DE CURZON on September 26th: 91.57%
Mossgreen. Collectors’ Cars & Automobilia – Featuring the Ferguson Collection of Motorsport Posters on December 10th: 88.54%


22 total sales reported this week:

Alaska Auction. Prints, Books on December 21st: 75.00%
Morton Subastas. Books, Photographs, Prints on December 21st: 9.92%
Chiswick Auctions. Books from the Library of Giancarlo Beltrame including Science, the Occult & Curiosa on December 14th: 97.19%
Aste Bolaffi. Books and Manuscripts on December 13th: 67.40%
Minerva Auctions Roma. Books, Autographs and Prints on December 14th: 48.92%
Minerva Auctions Roma. Books, Autographs and Prints on December 14th: 56.55%
Soler Y Llach. Antiquarian Books and Manuscripts on December 12th: 38.54%
Forum Auctions in Italy. Futurismo on December 14th: 39.00%
Forum Auctions in Italy. Antiquarian and Rare Books on December 13th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Heritage Auctions: Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 11/26 on December 26th: 96.79%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Online bidstart 12/19 on December 26th: 97.13%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 12/17 on December 24th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 12/17 on December 24th: 94.40%
Carlsen Gallery. Holiday Season Antique Auction on December 3rd: 100.00%
Ader. Old and Modern Prints on December 14th: 69.08%
Ader. Old and Modern Prints on December 13th: 67.12%
Aguttes. THE PATRIOTIC ICONOGRAPHY OF THE WAR 14-18 - COLLECTION A. AND H. PARENT DE CURZON on September 26th: 91.57%
Aguttes. Manuscripts, Ancient and Modern Books, Old Papers on December 5th: 78.53%
Aguttes. The Aristophil Collections - Inaugural Sale on December 20th: 66.84%
Mossgreen. Australian History on December 11th: 53.27%
Mossgreen. Sydney Morning Herald Photography Archive, Part 1 on December 12th: 56.62%
Mossgreen. Collectors’ Cars & Automobilia – Featuring the Ferguson Collection of Motorsport Posters on December 10th: 88.54%

 


For the week ahead 6 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jan. 1st
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 76 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 167 lots

Wed. Jan. 3rd
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. FUN Currency Signature Auction - Tampa. 2894 lots

Thu. Jan. 4th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. FUN World Currency Signature Auction - Tampa - session 1. 662 lots
Nye & Company Auctioneers. Bloomfield. January Backyard Auction - Books, Prints. 83 lots

Sat. Jan. 6th
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books and Ephemera.
Leland Little Auctions. Hillsborough, NC. New Year's Gallery Auction - Prints, Books. 47 lots

Sun. Jan. 7th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 12/10. 419 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 12/31.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 12/31.

Mon. Jan. 8th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 56 lots
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. American History - Online bidstart 12/27.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. FUN World Currency Signature Auction - Tampa - session 2. 964 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. FUN Currency Signature Auction - Tampa. 3139 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers: The Adventure & Exploration Library of Steve Fossett. October 31, 2018</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> SHACKLETON, Ernest Henry, Sir. <i>Aurora Australis. Printed at the Winter Quarters of the British Antarctic Expedition, 1907, During the Winter Months of April, May, June, July, 1908.</i> $60,000 to $80,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> HUMBOLDT, Alexander von, and Aime J. A. BONPLAND. <i>Vues des Cordillères, et monumens des peuples indigènes de l'Amérique.</i> Paris, 1810. $30,000 to $40,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> COOK, James, Captain. [Collected Voyages]. London: Strahan and Cadell, 1773, 1777, 1784. First editions of the second and third voyages. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers: The Adventure & Exploration Library of Steve Fossett. October 31, 2018</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> DARWIN, Charles. <i>A Narrative of the Surveying Voyages of His Majesty's Ships Adventure and Beagle, between the years 1826 and 1836.</i> $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> SPILBERGEN, Joris van (1568-1620). <i>Speculum orientalis occidentalisque Indiae navigationum.</i> Leiden: Nicolaus van Geelkercken, 1619. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> DRAKE, Francis, Sir. <i>Sir Francis Drake Revived. Who is or may be a Pattern to stirre up all Heroicke and active Spirits of these Times…</i> London, 1653 [i.e. 1652]. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers: The Adventure & Exploration Library of Steve Fossett. October 31, 2018</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> SHACKLETON, Ernest Henry, Sir, Louis C. BERNACCHI, and Apsley George Benet CHERRY-GARRARD, editors. The South Polar Times. London, 1907-1914. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> ANSON, George. <i>A Voyage round the World, In the Years 1740...</i> 1744. London: John and Paul Knapton for the author, 1748. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> HERRERA Y TORDESILLAS, Antonio de. <i>Description des Indes Occidentales, Qu'on appelle aujourdhuy Le Nouveau Monde...</i> Amsterdam: Michel Colin, 1622. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers: The Adventure & Exploration Library of Steve Fossett. October 31, 2018</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> NOORT, Olivier van. <i>Description du Penible Voyage fait entour de l'univers ou globe terrestre...</i> Amsterdam: Cornille Nicolas, 1610. $5,000 to $7,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> LEO AFRICANUS, Johannes. <i>A Geographical Historie of Africa, Written in Arabicke and Italian.</i> London: George Bishop, 1600. $4,000 to $6,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> SCHOUTEN, Willem Corneliszoon. <i>Journal ou Description du Merveilleux Voyage de Guillaume Schouten, Hollandois natif de Hoorn, fait es années 1615, 1616, & 1617.</i> 1619. $4,000 to $6,000
  • <b>Bonhams: Sale Results from <i>Exploration and Travel, Featuring Americana, Part I.</i> September 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25 results:</b> Shackleton, Ernest. <i>Aurora Australis.</i> Printed at the sign of 'The Penguins'; East Antarctica, 1908. Sold for $97,500
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25 results:</b> Shackleton, Ernest. <i>South Polar Times.</i> 1st edition, limited issue. from the library of Michael Barne. Sold for $25,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25 results:</b> General Washington's <i>Proceedings of a General Court Martial... of Major General Lee.</i> Philiadelphia, 1778. 100 copies printed for Congress. BOUND WITH: ...Court Martial... of St Clair and ...Schuyler. Sold for $87,50
    <b>Bonhams: Sale Results from <i>Exploration and Travel, Featuring Americana, Part I.</i> September 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25 results:</b> <i>The Voice of the People.</i> Boston, 1754. Rare pamphlet on the Excise Tax. Nathaniel Sparhawk's copy. Sold for $8,750
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25 results:</b> Autograph Letter Signed ("S.L. Clemens"), offering extensive hard-earned advice on writing, 5 pp, 1881. Sold for $37,500
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25 results:</b> Lewis, Meriwether. Contemporary manuscript true copy of his final power of attorney, 1809. Sold for $7,500
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25 results:</b> <i>A New Method of Macarony Making, as Practiced at Boston in North America.</i> Mezzotint. London, 1774. Sold for $6,875
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25 results:</b> <i>Scientific Base Ball Pitching: A Treatise on the Pitcher, Pitching, Origin and Philosophy of the Curve.</i> Chicago, 1897. Sold for $3,750
  • <center><b>William Bunch Auctions<br>October Fine Art and Prints<br>October 29, 2018</b>
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> Aegidius Sadeler (Flemish, 1570-1629), engraving on laid paper "Madonna and Child in a Landscape", after a drawing by Albrecht Durer. $800 to $1,200
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> Anders Zorn (Swedish, 1860-1920), drypoint etching on paper "On Hemso Island", 1917, pencil signed. $400 to $600
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> Joseph Pennell (American, 1860-1926), etching on paper "Setting Up Columns", pencil signed. $200 to $300
    <center><b>William Bunch Auctions<br>October Fine Art and Prints<br>October 29, 2018</b>
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> William Lee Hankey (British, 1869-1952), drypoint etching on paper "Affection", pencil signed. $200 to $300
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> William Walcot (English, 1874-1943), drypoint etching on paper "Lower Broadway, New York", 1924, pencil signed. $200 to $300
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> Auguste Brouet (French, 1872-1941), color etching "La Pirouette", pencil signed, ed 111/250. $400 to $600
    <center><b>William Bunch Auctions<br>October Fine Art and Prints<br>October 29, 2018</b>
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> Thomas Hart Benton (American, 1889-1975), lithograph on paper "The Boy", pencil signed. $2,000 to $3,000
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> John Stockton de Martelly (American, 1903-1979), lithograph on paper "Looking at the Sunshine", pencil signed, original AAA certificate. $400 to $600
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> Jacques Hnizdovsky (Ukrainian-American, 1915-1985), woodcut on paper "Moppet", pencil signed and dated 1965, ed 118/250. $400 to $600
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Kurt Vonnegut, archive of 12 letters, signed to his family, 6 illustrated, 1930s-40s. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Allen Ginsberg, 11 autograph manuscripts, including 10 drafts of poems & a page of notes, circa 1948. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Joan Miró, illustrated autograph note signed to MoMA Director of Exhibitions & Publications, 1959. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Carl Gustav Jung, typed letter signed to a colleague, 1948. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Gustav Mahler, ALS, arranging a meeting during his historic visit to New York, circa 1908. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Mark Twain, ALS, explaining the target of his new book, 1902. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Charles Dickens, ALS, accepting an invitation in the voice of a <i>Martin Chuzzlewit</i> character, 1843. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Jacob Lawrence, illustrated greeting card signed, 1960. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Robert E. Lee, ALS, to the colonel of the Kanawha Valley volunteers, boosting morale, 1861. $15,000 to $25,000