• <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Churchill (Winston) & Others. 1944 Commonwealth Prime Ministers’ Conference, 27 April 1944. £8,000 to £12,000.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Joyce (James). <i>Ulysses.</i> First English edition, 1922. £800 to £1,200.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Belzoni (Giovanni Battista). <i>Plates Illustrated of the Researches and Operations...in Egypt and Nubia,</i> FIRST EDITION, 1821-1822. £14,375 inc Buyers Premium.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Astor (John Jacob). A collection of rare letters, 9 January 1812- 4 September 1837. £26,000 inc Buyers Premium.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Rowling (J.K.) <i>Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone,</i> FIRST EDITION, first issue, 1997. £27,500 inc Buyers Premium.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Royal Family. Photograph of Queen Elizabeth, George VI, Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret, signed, 1946. £3,640 inc Buyers Premium.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Collodi (Carlo). <i>Le avventure di Pinocchio. Storia di un burattino,</i> FIRST EDITION, 1883. £8,401 inc Buyers Premium.
  • <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> CLEMENS, SAMUEL L. <i>The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain.</i> Hartford: The American Publishing Company, 1876. $14,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> BATEMAN, JAMES. <i>The Orchidaceae of Mexico and Guatemala.</i> London: J. Ridgway & Sons for the author, [1837]-1843. $60,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> WHITMAN, WALT. <i>Leaves of Grass.</i> Brooklyn: [For the author by Andrew and James Rome,] 1855. $150,000 to $200,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> LEE, HARPER. Three “Seckatary Hawkins”-related books inscribed and signed by Harper Lee. $60,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> POE, EDGAR ALLAN. <i>The Raven.</i> New York: Wiley and Putnam, 1845. $120,000 to $180,000.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Currier & Ives, <i>The Mississippi in Time of Peace,</i> hand-colored lithograph, 1865. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Hartmann Schedel, <i>Liber Cronicarum...,</i> Nuremberg, 1493. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Claudius Ptolemaeus, <i>Geographicae Enarrationis Libri Octo,</i> Lyons, 1535. $20,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Thomas Jefferys, <i>The American Atlas,</i> London, 1776-77. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> John Speed, <i>A Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World,</i> 20 miniature maps, London, 1665. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> <i>Biblia Das ist: Die Gantze Heilige Schrifft Durch D. Martin Luther Verteutscht,</i> illustrated cartographic Bible, Basel, 1665. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Early Hawaiian-language school geography, Lahainaluna Seminary, 1840. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Cornelis de Jode, <i>Africae Vera Forma, et Situs,</i> Antwerp, 1593. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Maria Vincenzo Coronelli, <i>America Settentrionale Colle Nuove Scoperte Sin All Anno,</i> Venice, 1688. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Johann Christoph Volkamer, <i>Nürnbergische Hesperides,</i> Nuremberg, 1708-1714. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Johann Bayer, <i>Uranometria, Omnium Asterismorum Continens Schemata...,</i> 51 celestial charts, c. 1603. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Manuscript map of Commodore Perry’s Black Ship squadron at Edo Bay, with manuscript sketchbook, ink & watercolor, Japan, c. 1853. $2,500 to $3,500.
  • <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 17:</b> [EINSTEIN, ALBERT]; JOHN GRAUDENZ [PHOTOGRAPHER]. Photographic portrait of Albert Einstein by John Graudenz, taken circa 1928. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 17:</b> ENIGMA M4. A fully operational four-rotor ("M4") Kriegsmarine Enigma Cipher Machine. Berlin-Wilmersdorf, Germany, Heimsoeth und Rinke, 1942. $300,000 to $500,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 17:</b> FEYNMAN, RICHARD P. <i>“Surely You’re Joking Mr. Feynman”. Adventures of a Curious Character.</i> New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1985. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 17:</b> An intact egg of the Aepyornis Maximus, or Elephant Bird. Pre-17th century, Madagascar. $35,000 to $45,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 17:</b> Palm frond with fish. Green River Formation, Wyoming, United States. <i>Sabalites sp.,</i> and <i>Diplomystus dentatus</i> Cenozoic, Eocene (53-33 million years ago). $60,000 to $70,000.

Auction Update Review

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Another Week, Another ...

For the week ending Saturday June 15th 33 auctions were archived to the AED; 6 in US dollars, 2 in British pounds, and 25 in euros.  Turnover was $21,904,079 as 13,637 lots were offered and 9,165 sold for a 67% success rate.  The average lot realization was $2,390.

 

Six sales saw at least a million dollars change hands:

 

Christies.  Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts on May 12th:  $5,9019,329

Sothebys.  Fine Books and Manuscripts, including Americana on May 11th:  $3,691,946

Artcurial Briest-Le Fur-Poulain-F. Tajan.  Comic Strips with L’univers du Createur de Tintin – 3rd Part on June 8th:  $1,944,472

Ketterer Kunst / F. Doerling.  Books on May 27th:  $1,820,054

Galerie Bassenge.  Prints on May 30th:  $1,602,566

Artcurial Briest-Le Fur-Poulain-F. Tajan.  Prints and Illustrated Books on June 5th:  $1,148,087

 

Seven sales saw total proceeds exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered:

 

Artcurial Briest-Le Fur-Poulain-F. Tajan.  Comics, Illustrations – Benefitting “Douleurs sans Frontiers” on June 6th:  258%

Piasa.  Books, Prints on June 11th:  137%

Osenat.  French Empire at Fontainbleau on June 6th:  132%

Alde.  First Editions of the XIX and XX – Collection of Tschann on May 3rd:  124%

Galerie Bassenge.  Prints on June 1st:  121%

Artcurial Briest-Le Fur-Poulain-F. Tajan.  Prints and Illustrated Books on June 5th:  110% 

Bubb Kuyper.  Bibliograph, Typography, Cartography, Art Reference on May 28th:  104%

 

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

 

John McInnis.  Prints on June 1st:  95%

Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Rare Books internet bidding ended June 13th:  92%

Galerie Bassenge.  Prints on June 1st:  89%

Artcurial Briest-Le Fur-Poulain-F. Tajan.  Comics, Illustrations – Benefitting “Douleurs sans Frontiers” on June 6th:  88%

Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Militaria and Civil War on June 8th:  87%

Artcurial Briest-Le Fur-Poulain-F. Tajan.  Prints and Illustrated Books on June 5th:  80%

 

For the week ahead 38 sales are scheduled:

 

Mon. June 17th       Dorotheum.  Globes [61713].  37 lots
Audap Mirabaud &.  Autographs and Manuscripts, Ancient and Modern Books [21932].  252 lots
Cornette de Saint Cyr.  Prints [21590].  393 lots

Tues. June 18th                Bruun Rasmussen.  Modern Prints [1325].  49 lots
Christies.  Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts [8952].  236 lots

                                               Henri Godts Books & Prints Auctions.  Books [61813].  450 lots

                                               Pierre Berge & Associes.  Ancient and Modern Books [21791].  123 lots
Pierre Berge & Associes.  Jean-Paul Morin Collection – 4th Part:  Photographs [22121].  202 Lots

Wed. June 19th                 Minerva Auctions Roma.  Enchantment of Art:  Prints [ROMA-93].  40 lots

                                               Bloomsbury Auctions.  Bibliophile [36060].  538 lots

                                              Bonhams.  Books [20752].  227 lots

                                             Dominic Winter Book Auctions.  Printed Books, Maps and Documents [61913].  534 lots

                                              RR Auction.  Autographs [410].  1751 lots

                                             Skinner, Inc.  Prints, Books, Ephemera [2660M].  43 lots

                                             Sothebys.  Collection Raoul Simonsen [PF1331].  343 lots

Thurs. June 20th              Christies.  The Collection of Arthur & Charlotte Vershbow Part Three:  The Baroque and
  Rococo Periods [2800].  410 lots

                                             Dominic Winter Book Auctions.  Children’s Illustrated Books, etc [62013].  364 lots

                                             Dorotheum.  Books and Decorative Prints [62013].  313 lots

                                             Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Rare Books internet bidding ending today [201325].  245 lots

                                    Kestenbaum and Company.  Judaica – Manuscripts, Prints, Photographs [59].  60 lots

                                             Minerva Auctions Roma.  Books, Autographs and Prints [94].  651 lots

                                    Rossini.  Letters, Postcards, Documents [22183].  144 lots

                                                Skinner, Inc.  Prints, Books, Ephemera [2660M].  43 lots

                                                Swann Galleries, Inc.  19th and 20th Century Literature [2319].  303 lots

                                                Waverly Auctions, Inc.  Quinn’s Book Sale [62013].  361 lots

Fri. June 21st                       Christies.  Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts including Americana [2717].  187 lots

                                              Cowan’s Auctions, Inc.  American History [354].  425 lots

                                    Ferraton.  Ancient and Modern Books, Photographs [22185].  486 lots

                                            James D. Julia Auctioneers.  Advertising [343].  51 lots

                                              Kiefer – Buch- und Kunstauktionen.  Rare Books [85].  4544 lots

Sat. June 22nd             Farraton.  Etchings, Books [22187].  593 lots
Galerie Koller Auctions.  Modern Prints [A165].  132 lots

                                                Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Americana, Political [6096].  244 lots

                                                Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Legends of the Wild West [6101].  410 lots

                                                Kiefer – Buch- und Kunstauktionen.  Rare Books [85] cont. 4544 lots
                                     Skinner, Inc.  20th Century Design:  Prints [2661B].  34 lots

Sun. June 23rd            Bonhams.  Books, Prints, Photos [20980].  123 lots

                                                Pierre Berge & Associes.  Old Books/Modern [15229].

 

It’s another busy week.

 

Bruce McKinney

AE

  • <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.
  • <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.