• <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>English Literature, History, Science,<br>Children’s Books and Illustrations<br>1 – 8 December, 2020</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 1-8 Dec.:</b> JAMES OF MILAN | <i>Pricking of love,</i> illuminated manuscript in Middle English [England, fifteenth century]. £60,000 to £80,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 1-8 Dec.:</b> BEARDSLEY | <i>The Toilet of Helen,</i> original ink drawing for Savoy, 1895. £30,000 to £50,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 1-8 Dec.:</b> DICKENS | <i>A Christmas Carol,</i> 1844, seventh edition, presentation copy inscribed by the author. £20,000 to £30,000.
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>English Literature, History, Science,<br>Children’s Books and Illustrations<br>1 – 8 December, 2020</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 1-8 Dec.:</b> DARWIN | <i>For Private Distribution... Extracts from Letters addressed to Professor Henslow...,</i> 1835, original wrappers. £70,000 to £90,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 1-8 Dec.:</b> DEFOE | Autograph manuscript poem, 'Resignation', 1708. £20,000 to £30,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 1-8 Dec.:</b> GRAHAME | <i>The Wind in the Willows,</i> 1908, first edition, dust-jacket. £12,000 to £16,000.
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Livres et Manuscrits<br>7 – 15 December, 2020</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 7 – 15 Dec.:</b> [RELIURE BRODÉE]. <i>Horae beatissimae...</i> Anvers, 1570. Reliure brodée de la Renaissance aux armes du duc d'Anjou. €50,000 to €70,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 7 – 15 Dec.:</b> ARTOIS, comte d', futur Charles X. 75 lettres autographes au comte de Vaudreuil entre 1792 et 1804. €15,000 to €20,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 7 – 15 Dec.:</b> [Pascal, Blaise]. <i>Lettres de A. Dettonville ...</i> Paris, 1658-1659. Rarissime édition originale en reliure de l'époque. €30,000 to €50,000.
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Livres et Manuscrits<br>7 – 15 December, 2020</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 7 – 15 Dec.:</b> Aragon, Louis. Ens. de 8 ouvrages avec envois à Jacques Lacan, dont "Blanche et l'oubli", 1967, sur grand papier. €2,000 to €3,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 7 – 15 Dec.:</b> Fermat, Pierre de. <i>Varia opera mathematica.</i> Toulouse,1679. Petit in-folio. Edition originale. De la bibliothèque de Jacques Lacan. €6,000 to €8,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 7 – 15 Dec.:</b> Leduc, Violette. <i>La Bâtarde.</i> 1958-1963. Important manuscrit autographe, premier jet. 20 cahiers, env 2048 p. ms. €40,000 to €60,000.
  • <center><b>Firsts Online Rare Book Fair<br> 27 November to 2 December<br><br> Presented by the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association</b>

Auction Update Review

256e8f63-23a5-479f-bbfb-fabd98458a48
8d5dd36b-7168-4c47-92e0-368abe0846cb

23 Sales this past week, 25 new sales this week


For the week ending Saturday September 13th 23 sales were archived to the AED; 2 in euros, 6 in British pounds, and 15 in US dollars.  Turnover was $1,982,469 as 5,589 lots were offered and 4,424 sold for a 79% success rate. 

<--- Old World Auctions closing on September 17th:  Antique Maps, Globes, Charts, Atlases & Vintage Graphics [Click on the image to review the catalogue]


4 auctions saw their total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered.

 
Bonhams. Automobilia - Books and Prints on September 6th: 955.85%
Cowans Auctions. Cleveland Fall Auction: Fine and Decorative Arts - Prints on September 6th: 177.85%
Alain and Evelyne Morel de Westgaver. Books and Ephemera on March 29th: 118.04%
Lyon and Turnbull. Rare Books, Maps and Manuscripts on September 10th: 111.13%

<---- RR Auctions on September 18th:  Remarkable Rarities [Click on th image to review the entire sale]

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

Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Prints and Photographs on September 5th: 100.00%
Dirk Soulis Auctions. MIlitary, Technology and Space Exploration on September 9th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics -Internet bidstart 8/31 on September 7th: 99.73%
Heritage Auctions. Lomasney Vintage Movie Art Posters Benefiting Lifebeat Monthly Internet Charity - Internet bidstart on September 11th: 98.84%
Aspire Auctions. September Sale: Prints - Internet bidstart 8/29 on September 6th: 96.69%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 8/31 on September 7th: 94.83%
Paige Auction. Vintage Advertising on September 9th: 91.53%
Cowans Auctions. Cleveland Fall Auction: Fine and Decorative Arts - Prints on September 6th: 90.91%
Bonhams. Automobilia - Books and Prints on September 6th: 87.10%
Bonhams. Period Art and Design - Prints on September 7th: 84.85%
Winter Associates. Antiques on September 8th: 84.62%
Rupert Toovey and Co. Prints on September 10th: 84.21%
Bruun Rasmussen. Old Master Prints on September 8th: 80.00%


23 total sales reported this week:

Alexander Historical Auctions. Summer 2014 Auction on September 10th: 68.24%
Rupert Toovey and Co. Prints on September 10th: 84.21%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Prints and Photographs on September 5th: 100.00%
PBA Galleries. Fine Literature with the Michael Montfort Collection of Charles Bukowski on September 11th: 74.87%
Lyon and Turnbull. Rare Books, Maps and Manuscripts on September 10th: 78.64%
Paige Auction. Vintage Advertising on September 9th: 91.53%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Bibliophile on September 11th: 74.13%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Transport - Ephemera on September 10th: 39.13%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 9/4 on September 11th: 78.49%
Heritage Auctions. Lomasney Vintage Movie Art Posters Benefiting Lifebeat Monthly Internet Charity - Internet bidstart on September 11th: 98.84%
Dirk Soulis Auctions. MIlitary, Technology and Space Exploration on September 9th: 100.00%
Winter Associates. Antiques on September 8th: 84.62%
Bruun Rasmussen. Modern and Contemporary Prints on September 9th: 63.04%
Bruun Rasmussen. Old Master Prints on September 8th: 80.00%
Eldreds. Online only sale - Ephemera - Online bidstart: now on September 8th: 57.81%
Bonhams. Period Art and Design - Prints on September 7th: 84.85%
Bonhams. Automobilia - Books and Prints on September 6th: 87.10%
Cowans Auctions. Cleveland Fall Auction: Fine and Decorative Arts - Prints on September 6th: 90.91%
Aspire Auctions. September Sale: Prints - Internet bidstart 8/29 on September 6th: 96.69%
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Sporting and Collector's Sale - Books and Ephemera on September 3rd: 67.35%
Alain and Evelyne Morel de Westgaver. Books and Ephemera on March 29th: 69.57%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 8/31 on September 7th: 94.83%
Heritage Auctions. Comics -Internet bidstart 8/31 on September 7th: 99.73%

For the week ahead 25 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Sep. 15th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Old Master Prints. 9 lots

Tue. Sep. 16th
Bonhams. Oxford . Printed Books, Maps and Photographs. 477 lots
Freemans. Philadelphia. Photographs and Photobooks. 130 lots
Sothebys. London. Prints and Multiples. 209 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Doodles for Hunger Illustration Art - online bidstart 8/26. 60 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 64 lots

Wed. Sep. 17th
Old World Auctions. Glen Allen. Antique Maps, Globes, Charts, Atlases & Vintage Graphics - online bidstart 9/3. 774 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Historic Collection of Raleigh DeGeer Amyx - Internet bidstart 9/11. 91 lots
Christies. London - King Street. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 189 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Books, Maps and Documents. 633 lots
Ader. PARIS. Vanguard Books, Fine Arts. 570 lots
Bonhams. London. Prints, Featuring the Works of L. S. Lowry. 293 lots

Thu. Sep. 18th
Christies. London -South Kensington. MODERN MASTERS & POLÍGRAFA: CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF PRINTMAKING. 330 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 9/11. 351 lots
Skinner. Marlborough. Discovery - Books and Prints. 41 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Remarkable Rarity - Internet bidstart 9/11. 71 lots

Fri. Sep. 19th
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Old Master Prints. 65 lots
Koller Auctions. Geneve. Prints. 95 lots
Skinner. Boston. Americana and European Prints and Photography. 218 lots

Sat. Sep. 20th
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Books and Autographs. 549 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Antiques and Accessories - Books and Prints. 63 lots

Sun. Sep. 21st
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. The Manuscript that Would Change the History of the World.... 62 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics -Internet bidstart 9/14.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 9/14.
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books, etc..

 

Best wishes,

Bruce McvKinney

AE

  • <b><center>Gonnelli<br>December 1st<br>Antique and modern prints,<br>drawings and paintings</b>
    <b><center>Gonnelli<br>December 2nd<br>Photographs, autographs, musical works and manuscripts</b>
    <b><center>Gonnelli<br>December 3rd<br>Books from XV to XX Century</b>
    <b><center>Gonnelli<br>December 3rd<br>Mathematics books</b>
    <b><center>Gonnelli<br>December 3rd<br>Art books from Salvador Dalí<br>& others</b>
  • <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>December Sale<br>December 5, 2020</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> SHERBURNE, BRANTZ, and WIRGMAN. The Original Drawings of the First Modern Scientific Survey of the Patapsco River and Chesapeake Bay. $350,000 to $500,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> LAFON, Barthelemy. The Earliest Comprehensive Survey of Louisiana and its Adjacent Regions. $350,000 to $450,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> Giacomo GASTALDI. The Most Important Renaissance Wall Map of Asia Published in the 16th Century – with all four sheets having full margins. $300,000 to $400,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>December Sale<br>December 5, 2020</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> CAO, Junyi. The Most Important Map of China to Come to Market in 50 Years. One of only three known copies of the last Ming Dynasty world map. $325,000 to $375,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> ORTELIUS, Abraham. Ortelius Atlas Spanish 1588 Magnificently Rich Original Hand Color in Full. $225,000 to $350,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> An Exceptionally Fine and Historically Important Manuscript Map Showing the Origins of Texas in the 19th Century. $250,000 to $350,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>December Sale<br>December 5, 2020</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> PRICE, William and BONNER, John. Map of Boston 1769. $225,000 to $325,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> John James AUDUBON. Audubon’s Brilliant Icon, That Has Never Been Equaled for Drama. $150,000 to $250,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> Pierre-Joseph REDOUTE. Original Watercolor, Red Lily. $175,000 to $250,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>December Sale<br>December 5, 2020</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> John James AUDUBON. The Most Famous Image of a Bird in All of History. $150,000 to $200,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> Martin WALDSEEMULLER. The Finest Example in Existence of Martin Waldseemuller’s Map of the New World, with Spectacular Full Original Color. $150,000 to $200,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> GORDON, Peter. The First State of the First View of Savannah: The Template for American Urban Planning. $100,000 to $150,000.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Oscar Wilde, <i>“The secret of life is in Art,”</i> autograph quotation dated and signed, 1882. Sold for $15,600.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> <i>Manhattan Gay Scene Guide 1969, Summer Edition,</i> Mattachine Book Service. Sold for $3,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Toyen, pen & ink illustration from <i>Marquis de Sade: Justina cili prokletí ctnosti,</i> 1932. Sold for $26,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Antonio Lopez, 9 men’s fashion studies, graphite, 1974. Sold for $6,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Harvey Milk, 2 autograph letters signed, to Pat Mormon, during US Navy service, 1954. Sold for $2,210.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Daniel Abraham, original art for <i>Stonewall Romances,</i> pen, ink & gouache, 1979. Sold for $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> David Wojnarowicz, <i>Untitled (Genet with Dog),</i> mixed media collage. Sold for $27,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Susie Gaynes & Amy E. Bartell, <i>March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights,</i> 1987. Sold for $1,188.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> <i>Paris is Burning,</i> photo offset poster by Anne Dutlinger, signed by film director Jennie Livingston, 1991. Sold for $1,500.
  • <b>ANZAAB Joint Catalogue:</b> BULLER, Walter Lawry. <i>A HISTORY OF THE BIRDS OF NEW ZEALAND.</i> London, Van Voorst, 1873. Special De-Luxe edition of this already rare work.
    <b>ANZAAB Joint Catalogue:</b> GIBBS, May. <i>Gum-Nut Babies.</i> Sydney: Angus and Robertson, Ca. 1918.
    <b>ANZAAB Joint Catalogue:</b> SWIFT, Jonathan. <i>TRAVELS INTO SEVERAL REMOTE NATIONS OF THE WORLD.</i> London: Printed for Benj.Motte. 1727.
    <b>ANZAAB Joint Catalogue:</b> JUKES, Joseph Beete. <i>NARRATIVE OF THE SURVEYING VOYAGE OF H.M.S. FLY…</i> London: T. & W. Boone, 1847. First Edition.
    <b>ANZAAB Joint Catalogue:</b> <i>SOMERVILLE, E OE. IN THE VINE COUNTRY.</i> London: W H Allen & Co Limited, 1893.
    <b>ANZAAB Joint Catalogue:</b> MAWE, John. <i>The voyager’s companion, or shell collector’s pilot.</i> London : 1825. Rare.
    <b>ANZAAB Joint Catalogue:</b> PARKINSON, John. <i>Theatrum Botanicum, The Theater of Plants…</i> London, Thomas Cotes, 1640.
    <b>ANZAAB Joint Catalogue:</b> c. 1150 decorated MONASTIC MISSAL LEAF, Southern Germany/Austria.
    <b>ANZAAB Joint Catalogue:</b> LEGGE, Captain W. Vincent. <i>A HISTORY OF THE BIRDS OF CEYLON.</i> London, The Author, 1880.
    <b>ANZAAB Joint Catalogue:</b> AUNT HANNAH. <i>SOME ADVENTURES IN THE LIFE OF A COCKATOO.</i> Published in New York by R. Shugg and Co., 1872.
  • <center><b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers<br>Christmas Rare Books<br>& Collectors’ Sale<br>9 & 10 December 2020</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> Joyce (James), <i>Ulysses,</i> 4to, Paris: (Shakespeare & Co.) 1922, First Edn. €7,000 to €9,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> Of the Utmost Rarity with Swift Association. Harward (Michael). <i>Philomath. A New Almanack for the Year of Our Lord,</i> 1666. €6,000 to €9,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> With Full Complement of Hand Coloured & Other Plates. Rosellini (Ippolito). <i>Monumenti dell Egitto e della Nubia,</i> Vols. I, II, & III Plate Volumes only. €5,000 to €7,000.
    <center><b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers<br>Christmas Rare Books<br>& Collectors’ Sale<br>9 & 10 December 2020</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> With Magnificent Hand Coloured Plates. [Bivort, Debabay, & others] <i>Annales de Pomologie,</i> 8 vols., folio, Brussels, 1853-1861. €4,000 to €6,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> With Very Fine Coloured Plates & Illustrations. Barbier (George) Vogel (Lucien) & others, <i>Gazette du Bon Ton - Arts-modes et frivolities, </i> 1914 to 1922. €4,000 to €6,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> “I have seen War... I hate War," Signed Presentation Copy to William C. Bullitt, Roosevelt (Franklin D.) August 14, 1936. €3,000 to €4,000.
    <center><b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers<br>Christmas Rare Books<br>& Collectors’ Sale<br>9 & 10 December 2020</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> Victorian Hostess & Horticulturist. An Important Collection Relating to Lady Dorothy Nevill (1826-1913). €2,500 to €3,200.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> Fine Original Portrait Photos of The O'Brien Ladies by Margaret Cameron. Two black and white Photos, each 8" x 10". €1,200 to €1,800.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> James Hume Nesbitt Illustrations: A collection of twelve pen and ink Drawings and Etchings intended for publication as book of illustrations for his thriller novels. €800 to €1,200.
    <center><b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers<br>Christmas Rare Books<br>& Collectors’ Sale<br>9 & 10 December 2020</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> Attributed to Kitagawa Utamavo (1753-1806). A pair of attractive colourful woodblock prints, of Court Ladies in decorative robes with numerous stamps and script. €800 to €1,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> Contemporaneous Notes from Captain Cook's Voyage Travel: [Anon] <i>Voyage to the South Sea by Mr. Banks, Mr. Parkinson and Dr. Solender, with Capt. Cooke,</i> a 7 page m/ss document. €700 to €1,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> Very Rare First U.K. Edition with Yellow Paper Band. Herbert (Frank). <i>Dune,</i> 8vo London (Victor Gollancz Ltd.) 1966. €500 to €700.