• <b>Christie’s London, Nov. 27:</b> [Peter I, Tsar]. <i>Simboly i emblemata ukazom i blagopovedenii imperatora Petra Alekseevicha [Symbola et emblemata jussu atque auspiciis Petri Alexeidis].</i> Amsterdam, 1705. £30,000 to £40,000
    <b>Christie’s London, Nov. 27:</b> Charlemagne, Adolf. Benefice d'Adieu de Madame Naptal. [St Petersburg: 16th February 1873]. £30,000 to £40,000
    <b>Christie’s London, Nov. 27:</b> [Military. Album.] [An album of drawings of weapons and their accessories, drawn from nature by the Second Cadets Corps.] St Petersburg, 1800. £100,000 to £150,000
    <b>Christie’s London, Nov. 27:</b> Pushkin, Alexander. <i>Evgenii Onegin.</i> St Petersburg: Dep. of Public Education, 1825-1832. £100,000 to £150,000
    <b>Christie’s London, Nov. 27:</b> Sumarokov, Pavel. <i>Dosugi krymskogo sud’i ili vtoroe puteshestvie v Tavridu. [The Leisure of a Crimean Judge or a Second Tour to Tauris].</i> St Petersburg: Imperial Press, 1803-5. £50,000 to £80,000
  • <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Macbeth: A Tragedy.</i> London, 1673. FIRST SEPARATE AND FIRST QUARTO EDITION. THE CHARLTON HESTON COPY. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> HEMINGWAY, ERNEST. <i>In Our Time.</i> Paris, 1924. FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> HAWTHORNE, NATHANIEL. <i>Fanshawe, A Tale.</i> Boston, 1828. FIRST EDITION OF AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> THOREAU, HENRY DAVID. <i>Walden; Or, Life in the Woods.</i> Boston, 1854. FINE COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies.</i> London, 1685. THE FOURTH FOLIO, Brewster/Bentley issue. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> STEIG, WILLIAM. Original maquette and 58 finished drawings for <i>The Agony in the Kindergarten,</i> one of Steig's most important books. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> VERNE, JULES. <i>A Journey to the Centre of the Earth.</i> New York & London, 1872. FIRST EDITION, RARE AMERICAN ISSUE, with Scribner & Welford cancel title. $5,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> KING, STEPHEN. <i>Carrie.</i> New York, 1974. INSCRIBED FIRST EDITION, OF AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. $1,200 to $1,800.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> APPLE MACINTOSH PROTOTYPE. 1983. The earliest known Macintosh with "Twiggy" drive, one of only two known working machines. $120,000 to $180,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> PLATO. <i>Timaeus</i> [AND] <i>Critias</i> [from Ficini's 1484 Opera]. A LANDMARK OF SCIENTIFIC THOUGHT. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> LOVELACE, AUGUSTA ADA. Sketch of the Analytical Engine Invented by Charles Babbage Esq. London, 1843. FIRST EDITION, JOURNAL ISSUE, MOST IMPORTANT PAPER IN EARLY DIGITAL COMPUTING. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> APPLE-1 COMPUTER. Signed by Steve Wozniak, used in development of Apple II. $200,000 to $300,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> DARWIN, CHARLES. 1809-1882. <i>On the Origin of Species By Means of Natural Selection.</i> London, 1859. FIRST EDITION. $80,000 to $120,000.
  • <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 25th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b> Fust-Schöffer-Bibel from Gutenberg-Press, 1462. Est: € 1,000,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>J. W. Weinmann, <i>Phytanthoza-Iconographia,</i> 1735-45. Est: € 60,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>O. Kokoschka, <i>Die träumenden Knaben,</i> 1917. Est: € 10,000
    <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 25th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>Z. Lilius, <i>Orbis breviarium,</i> 1493. <br>Est: € 10,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b> <i>Gazette du Bon Ton,</i> 1912-22.<br>Est: € 14,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>M. Chagall, <i>Daphnis & Chloé,</i> 1961. Est: € 100,000
    <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 25th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>C. Ptolemaeus, <i>Geographie,</i> 1513.<br>Est: € 100,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>E. L. Kirchner, <i>Umbra vitae,</i> 1924.<br>Est: € 6,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>J. Miró, <i>Midi le trèfle blanc,</i> 1968. Est: € 2,000
    <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 25th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b> Clemens V., <i>Constitutiones,</i> 1471.<br>Est: € 14,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>C. Gesner, <i>Tierbuch, Vogelbuch, Fischbuch,</i> 1563-81. Est: € 5,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>J. Itten, <i>Utopia,</i> 1921. Est: € 2,000

Auction Update Review

Nopreview

A Surge into Summer

For the week ending Saturday May 25th 24 auctions were archived to the AED; 15 in US dollars, 3 in British pounds, and 6 in euros.  Turnover was $17,631,022 as 15,075 lots were offered and 10,747 lots sold for a 71.29% success rate.

 

Four sales saw their totals reach a million dollars:

 

Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Comics and Comic Art on May 16th:  $3,730,946

J. A. Stargardt Autographenhandlung.  Autographs on April 16th:  $2,775,505

Guernsey’s.  John James Audubon Handsome Works of Nature on May 11th:
  $2,422,159

RR Auction.  Autographs on May 15th:  $1,007,266

 

Nine sales saw their total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered:

 

Stair Auctioneers & Appraisers.  Books and Prints on April 6th:  220%

J. A. Stargardt Autographenhandkung.  Autographs on April16th:  173%

Neret – Minet & Tessier.  Militaria on May 17th:  136%

Rupert Toovey and Co.  Prints on May 15th:  125%

Bonhams.  Books, Prints on May 19th:  121%

Bonhams.  The Sport Sale on May 22nd:  114%

Tajan.  Russian Art – Ancient and Modern Books on May 15th:  109%

Dominic Winter Book Auctions.  Printed Books, Maps and Documents on May 15th:  106%

Bloomsbury Auctions.  Bibliophile on May 16th:  101%

 

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

 

Sotheby’s.  First Editions, Second Thoughts on May 21st:  100%

Heritage Auctions [Ha.com].  Comics and Comic Art on May 16th:  99%

Skinner, Inc.  Ephemera on May 23rd:  92%

Stair Auctioneers & Appraisers.  Books and Prints on April 6th:  96%

Bonhams.  Books, Prints on May 19th:  92%

Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Rare Books, internet bidding ended May 23rd:  90%

Swann Galleries.  Autographs on May 23rd:  89%

Guernsey’s.  John James Audubon Handsome Works of Nature on May 11th:  85%

J. A. Stargardt Autographenhandkung.  Autographs on April16th:  83%

Bloomsbury Auctions.  Bibliophile on May 16th:  82%

Coutau-Begarie.  Ancient and Modern Books on May 17th:  82%

Dominic Winter Book Auctions.  Printed Books, Maps and Documents on May 15th:  81%

Bonhams.  The Sporting Sale on May 22nd:  80%

 

For the week ahead 38 sales and 16,405 lots are scheduled.  These lots are searchable in the AE Upcoming Auction Search:

 

Mon. May 27th                Artcurial Briest-Le Fur Poulain-F. Tajan.  Books and Manuscripts [20879].  121 lot

Australian Book Auctions.  Voyages and Travels, and other Books and Documents [63].  584 lots

Bruun Rasmussen.  Prints [1322].  60 lots

Dorotheum.  Modern and Contemporary Prints [52713].  211 lots

                                    Ketterer Kunst / F. Doerling.  Books [405].  1259 lots

 

Tues.  May 28th          Artcurial Briest-Le Fur-Poulain-F. Tajan.  Modern Books [20890].  366 lots

Australian Book Auctions.  Voyages and Travels, and other Books and Documents [63].  584 lots

                                    Bruun Rasmussen.  Prints [1322].  60 lots

                                    Bubb Kuyper.  Prints and Photographs [58f].  415 lots

                                    Bubb Kuyper.  Bibliograph, Typography, Cartograph, Art Reference [58a].  1078 lots

                                    Jeschke – van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH.  Prints [91].  365 lots

                                    Ketterer Kunst / F. Doerling.  Books [405].  1259 lots

                                    Minerva Auctions Roma.  Paintings and Drawings of the XIX Century Art Books [ROMA-91].  19 lots

 

Wed. May 29th                  Bubb Kuyper.  Books, Prints, Science, History, Transport [58c].  955 lots

                                    Bubb Kuyper.  Manuscripts, Autographs, Documents, Old and Rare Books [58d].  730 lots

                                    Dorotheum.  Autographs [52913].  388 lots

                                    Sothebys.  Photographs [PF1310].  221 lots

                                    Sothebys.  Books and Manuscripts [PF1303].  149 lots

 

Thurs. May 30th         Alde.  Letters and Manuscripts [20986].  406 lots

Bloomsbury Auctions.  Important Book and Manuscripts [36055].  424 lots

                                    Bubb Kuyper.  Prints [58e].  917 lots

                                    Bubb Kuyper.  Prints and Photographs [58f].  415 lots 

                                    Galerie Bassenge.  Prints [101h].  834 lots

                                    Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Rare Books – internet bidding ending today [2013222].  216 lots

                                    Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers.  Books [53013].  832 lots

                                    PBA Galleries.  South Sea:  The Library of Dr. Richard Topel, Part II [507].  349 lots

                                    Profiles in History.  The Property of a Distinguished American Private Collector,
  Part II [53013].  247 lots

                                    Tajan.  Prints, Photographs [21896].  41 lots

 

Fri. May 31st               Alde.  Letters and Manuscripts [20986].  406 lots

                                    Bubb Kuyper.  Prints [58g].   816 lots

                                    Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers.  Books [53013].  402 lots

 

Sat.  June 1st               Galerie Bassenge.  Prints [101k].  316 lots

                                    Galerie Bassenge.  Prints – Session II [101L].  217 lots

                                    John McInnis Auctioneers [281].  21 lots

                                    Morton Casa de Subastas.  Books, Documents and Engravings [672].  262 lots

                                    Skinner, Inc.  Fine Books and Manuscripts [2658B].  444 lots

 

Sun. June 2nd              Carlsen Gallery.  Prints, Photographs [60213].  16 lots

                                    National Book Auctions.  Books and Ephemera – Earhart, Antique, History, etc. [06022013].

 

The summer slow down is coming but only after the early summer surge.

 

Bruce McKinney

AE

  • <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works<br>on Paper including Books from The Collection of The Garden Ltd<br>November 21, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> Bohr (Niels). <i>On the Constitution of Atoms and Molecules,</i> first edition, presentation copy, offprint 1913. £20,000 to £30,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> Shakespeare's Falstaff.- Henry V & Sir John Fastolf. Indenture agreement appointing Fastolf as Keeper of the Bastille of St Anthony at Paris, manuscript in French, 1421. £10,000 to £15,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> World.- Purchas (Samuel). <i>Purchas his Pilgrimes. In Five Books...,</i> 5 vol., first edition, 7 folding engraved maps, contemporary calf, by William Stansby for Henrie Fetherstone, 1625-26. £20,000 to £30,000
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works<br>on Paper including Books from The Collection of The Garden Ltd<br>November 21, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> Book of Hours.- Use of Rouen, manuscript on vellum, in Latin and French, illuminated with 14 full-page miniatures by the workshop or follower of the Maitre de l'Echevinage, Rouen, 1480s. £20,000 t0 £30,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> Giese (Raban, ?scholar and medical doctor). Album Amicorum of drawing on his travels and acquaintances in Europe 1618-21, 134 watercolour illustrations including c. 60 professional miniatures, 1618-39. £30,000 to £40,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> Jones (David). 14 Autograph Letters signed, 1952-68; and a small quantity of ephemera (sm. qty). £6,000 to £8,000
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works<br>on Paper including Books from The Collection of The Garden Ltd<br>November 21, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> Constable (John). Various Subjects of Landscape, Characteristic of English Scenery, signed presentation inscription from Constable, 1833. £6,000 to £8,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669). The Descent from the Cross: Second Plate, etching and engraving, 1633. £6,000 to £8,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> Salvin (Francis Henry) and William Brodrick. <i>Falconry in the British Isles,</i> second edition, William Brodrick's copy with 3 original watercolours by him, 1873. £8,000 to £12,000
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works<br>on Paper including Books from The Collection of The Garden Ltd<br>November 21, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> China.- Helman (Isidore Stanislas Henri). <i>Suite des seize estampes representant les conquetes de l'Empereur de la Chine,</i> 1783-88. £10,000 to £15,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> Pratt (Edward Roger, 1789-1863). Album of 28 watercolours and other works on paper from a journey to ancient sites and monuments in the Mediterranean, [c.1830 and later]. £3,000 to £5,000
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b><br>Dr. Seuss, pen, ink & watercolor, calendar illustration, Thomas D. Murphy Company, 1937. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Georges Lepape, <i>Sur la Terrasse,</i> gouache & pencil, cover for <i>Vogue,</i> 1930. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Charles Dana Gibson, <i>The Coming Game, Yale vs. Vassar,</i> pen & ink, for <i>Life</i> magazine, 1895. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b><br>H.A. Rey, color pencil, charcoal, watercolor & gouache, for <i>Rafi et les 9 singes,</i> 1939. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Ernest H. Shepard, pen & ink, for Kenneth Grahame’s <i>Bertie’s Escapade,</i> 1949. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Charles Schulz, <i>The Biggest Star Measured So Far,</i> ink & wash, original <i>Peanuts</i> cartoon, published 1961. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Saul Steinberg, <i>12 Biographies, A to B,</i> pen & ink with collage, final illustration in his book <i>The Labyrinth,</i> 1960. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b><br>Jo Mielziner, <i>A Streetcar Named Desire,</i> watercolor, graphite & gouache, first color study for the award-winning 1947 production. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Charles Addams, <i>Nevermore,</i> watercolor & ink, for <i>The New Yorker,</i> 1973. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> James Montgomery Flagg, <i>I Should Worry,</i> watercolor, gouache & graphite, cover for <i>Judge</i> magazine, 1914. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Edward Gorey, <i>Swan Lake, Hunters/Siegfried, Van Rothbart,</i> watercolor, pen & ink, costume designs, 1975. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Ludwig Bemelmans, <i>Sketch for Madeline,</i> gouache & ink. $6,000 to $9,000.