• <b><center>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>& Works on Paper<br>30th September 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Bible, English. The Holy Bible, Second Folio edition, the "Great She Bible", engraved More-Speed 1611 map of Canaan, Robert Barker, 1613-11. £7,000 to £10,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Galilei (Galileo). <i>Opere,</i> 2 vol., first collected edition, Bologna, Heirs of Dozza for Carlo Manolessi, 1656-1655. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Venetian choirbook.- Single leaf from a 13th century Venetian antiphonal, with large decorated initial, manuscript on vellum, Venice, [c.1260]. £6,000 to £8,000.
    <b><center>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>& Works on Paper<br>30th September 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Petrarca (Francesco). <i>Rerum vulrgarium fragmenta,</i> decorated manuscript on paper, Italy, [second half of the 15th century]. £8,000 to £12,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> New York School of abstract expressionists.- Abbott (Mary Lee). [Sketch book of original artwork], [New York], 1945. £5,000 to £7,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Contemporary colouring.- Nitzschewitz (Hermannus). <i>Novum beatae Mariaevirginis psalterium,</i> Zinna, Press of the Cistercian Monastery, 1493. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b><center>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>& Works on Paper<br>30th September 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Shakespeare source book.- Montemayor (Jorge de). Diana of George of Montemayor: translated out of Spanish into English by Bartholomew Yong, first edition in English, B[ishop]., 1598. £6,000 to £8,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Milton (John). Poems of Mr. John Milton, Both English and Latin, Compos'd at several times, first edition, state with "S" in "S. Pauls" in imprint, 1645. £12,000 to £18,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Greene (Graham). <i>The Power and the Glory,</i> first edition, 1940. £6,000 to £8,000.
    <b><center>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>& Works on Paper<br>30th September 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Crowley (Aleister). View of the Tyrrhenian Sea, probably from the hill behind the abbey of Thelema, Cefalù, Sicily, charcoal, [1921]. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Fleming (Ian). <i>Casino Royale,</i> first edition, 1953. £12,000 to £18,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> China.- Thomson (John). <i>Illustrations of China and Its People,</i> 4 vol., first edition, 96 photographic plates, 1873-74. £15,000 to £20,000.
  • <b><center>Doyle<br>Rare Books, Autographs & Maps<br>September 23, 2021</b>
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 20. ADAMS, JOHN QUINCY. Letter to the editors of the Boston Atlas on slavery and its political ramifications, 1842. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 208. HEMINGWAY, ERNEST. <i>A Farewell To Arms.</i> New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929. First edition. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 237. ADDAMS, CHARLES. Original drawing "Now Remember-act casual." $5,000 to $7,000.
    <b><center>Doyle<br>Rare Books, Autographs & Maps<br>September 23, 2021</b>
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 4. SMITH, ADAM. <i>An inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nations.</i> Philadelphia, 1789. The first American edition. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 131. BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VON. <i>Cinquieme Sinfonie en ut mineur: C Moll de Louis Van Beethoven. Oeuvre 67.</i> First edition of the complete score. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 73. Chinese Export Painting. Album of twenty-three original Chinese natural history studies of flowers and insects. Likely Canton: circa 1850. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b><center>Doyle<br>Rare Books, Autographs & Maps<br>September 23, 2021</b>
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 241. GOREY, EDWARD. Original drawing "Cat Drawing Wallpaper." Signed in Pencil in lower right margin. $2,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 36. LINCOLN, ABRAHAM. Autograph note signed instructing Edwin Stanton to meet with the important African American abolitionist and officer Martin Delany. [Washington:] 21 February 1865. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 112. JONSON, BEN. <i>Workes</i>. London: William Stansby, 1616; Together with <i>Workes.</i> London: Richard Meighen,1640-41. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 161. STURGIS, LEE. <i>Salmon Fishing on Cain River, New Brunswick.</i> (Chicago:) Privately printed (for the author by Ralph Fletcher Seymour), 1919. First edition. $3,000 to $5,000.
  • <b><center>Fonsie Mealy’s<br>The Library of Howth Castle<br>September 22nd & 23rd, 2021</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Rosellini (Ippolito). <i>I Monumenti dell Egitto e Della Nubia,</i> Plate Volumes 1, 11 & 111, 3 vols. Elephant folio. €50,000 to €80,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Curtis (William), 1746 - 179, & other Editors. <i>The Botanical Magazine: or, The Flower Garden Displayed.</i> London 1793 - 1982-83. Together 184 vols. [with] other botanical material. €30,000 to €40,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Berkeley (George). <i>A Treatise Concerning the principles of Human Knowledge, wherein the chief Causes of Error and Difficulty in the Sciences…</i> Part I, Dublin, 1710 Rare First Edn. €15,000 to €20,000.
    <b><center>Fonsie Mealy’s<br>The Library of Howth Castle<br>September 22nd & 23rd, 2021</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Ruskin (John). A large finely executed Pencil Drawing, captioned <i>Oxford Cathedral, The Choir,</i> & Signed 'J. Ruskin Ch. Ch. 1838. €15,000 to €20,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Sir Edward L. Lutyens. Howth Castle Plans: A Series of 10 Original Architects Drawings and Sketches, Alterations and Additions for J.C. Gaisford St. Lawrence, County Dublin, Ireland. €8,000 to €12,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Newman (Rev. Fr. John Henry, later Cardinal, now Saint) A very good collection of 24 A.L.S. to [Thomas] Gaisford of the Gaisford St. Lawrence family of Howth Castle. €10,000 to €15,000.
    <b><center>Fonsie Mealy’s<br>The Library of Howth Castle<br>September 22nd & 23rd, 2021</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Manuscript Atlas: Hodges, Smith & Co. <i>The Estate of the Rt. Hon. the Earl of Howth Situate in the County of Dublin,</i> lg. atlas folio Dublin (Hodges, Smith & Co.) 1863. €4,000 to €6,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Anon. <i>Herbolario Volgare: nel quale se dimostra conoscer le herbe et le sue vrtu…</i> Sm. 8vo Venice (Gio Maria Palamides) 1539. €3,000 to €4,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Baron (Caesar). <i>Annales Ecclesiastici</i>. [With] <i>Annalium Ecclesiasticorum Caesaris Baronii... Apparatus.</i> [With] <i>Index Universalis Rerum Omnium</i> [and one other]. 38 vols total. €1,500 to €2,000.
    <b><center>Fonsie Mealy’s<br>The Library of Howth Castle<br>September 22nd & 23rd, 2021</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Log Books of Three British Warships. Three folio Volumes, containing meticulously arranged logs of the voyages of Royal Navy Ships from 1876 – 1881. €1,200 to €1,800.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Walpole (Robert). <i>Memoirs Relating to European and Asiatic Turkey,</i> lg. 4to Lond. 1817. €1,000 to €1,500.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Bosio (Antonio). <i>Roma Sotteranea,</i> Opera Postuma. Large thick folio Rome (Guglielmo Facciotti) 1632. €1,000 to €1,500.
  • <b>Il Ponte, Sep. 21:</b> ZEILER, Martin - <i>Topographiae Italiae.</i> Francoforte: Mattheus Merian, 1688. €3,500 to €4,500.
    <b>Il Ponte, Sep. 21:</b> HAMILTON, William, Sir -- HANCARVILLE, Pierre-Francois HUGUES - Collection of Etruscan, Greek and Roman Antiquities from the Cabinet of the Hon. William Hamilton. Napoli: Francois Morelli, 1766-67. €38,000 to €48,000.
    <b>Il Ponte, Sep. 21:</b> [ASTRONOMIA] - Manoscritto astronomico. Italia: 1650. €1,000 to €1,500.
    <b>Il Ponte, Sep. 21:</b> DALI, Salvador - <i>Biblia Sacra vulgatae editionis.</i> Edizione “Ad Personam” Milano: Rizzoli, 1967. €40,000 to €60,000.

Auction Update Review

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Eighteen Sales Archived, 34 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday September 27th 18 auctions were archived to the AED; 3 denominated in Swiss francs, 6 in euros, 2 in British pounds, and 7 in US dollars.  Turnover was $9,207,301 as 6,449 lots were offered and 5,037 were sold for a 78% success rate. 

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3 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Swann Galleries. 19th and 20th Century Prints on September 23rd: $2,779,467
Koller Auctions. Books and Autographs on September 20th: $2,458,763
OSENAT. The Manuscript that Would Change the History of the World... on September 21st: $1,670,000

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

OSENAT. The Manuscript that Would Change the History of the World... on September 21st: 272.15%
Dorotheum . Posters, Advertising Art, Comics, Film and Photohistory on September 22nd: 178.45%
Koller Auctions. Old Master Prints on September 19th: 112.48%
Ferraton. Books and Prints on September 13th: 106.56%
Ader. Vanguard Books, Fine Arts on September 17th: 106.52%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Autographs,Documents and Historic Sporting Memorabilia on September 25th: 105.22%


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

Heritage Auctions. Comics -Internet bidstart 9/14 on September 21st: 97.54%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 9/14 on September 21st: 94.47%
Dorotheum . Posters, Advertising Art, Comics, Film and Photohistory on September 22nd: 81.23%
Ferraton. Books and Prints on September 13th: 80.80%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 9/18 on September 25th: 80.70%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Autographs,Documents and Historic Sporting Memorabilia on September 25th: 80.22%


18 total sales reported this week:

Ferraton. Books and Prints on September 13th: 80.80%
PBA Galleries. Rare Books and Manuscripts on September 25th: 63.91%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 9/18 on September 25th: 80.70%
Koller Auctions. Prints on September 19th: 43.33%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Autographs,Documents and Historic Sporting Memorabilia on September 25th: 80.22%
Woolley and Wallis. Prints on September 24th: 56.41%
Bonhams. Fine Books and Manuscripts on September 22nd: 72.86%
Dorotheum . Posters, Advertising Art, Comics, Film and Photohistory on September 22nd: 81.23%
Swann Galleries. 19th and 20th Century Prints on September 23rd: 70.03%
OSENAT. The Manuscript that Would Change the History of the World... on September 21st: 75.81%
Koller Auctions. Books and Autographs on September 20th: 64.12%
Koller Auctions. Old Master Prints on September 19th: 76.92%
Eldreds. Antiques and Accessories - Books and Prints on September 20th: 53.97%
Ader. Vanguard Books, Fine Arts on September 17th: 68.60%
Bruun Rasmussen. Modern Prints on September 23rd: 73.02%
Bruun Rasmussen. Old Master Prints on September 22nd: 66.67%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 9/14 on September 21st: 94.47%
Heritage Auctions. Comics -Internet bidstart 9/14 on September 21st: 97.54%

For the week ahead 34 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Sep. 29th
Christies. New York. Photographs. 123 lots
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Fine Prints. 310 lots
ALDE. Paris. Workshop of Jean Viardot. 216 lots
Christies. New York. Photographs from the Forbes Collection. 62 lots
Christies. New York. Triple XXX: Photographs from the Collection of Don Sanders. 79 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern Prints. 55 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Old Master Prints. 3 lots

Tue. Sep. 30th
Bloomsbury Philobiblon. Rome. Rare Books. 587 lots
Sothebys. London. Exploration and Discovery 1576-1939: The Library of Franklin Brooke-Hitching, Part II, D-J. 350 lots
Sothebys. New York. Photographs. 235 lots
Morton Casa de Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Books and Ancient Documents. 328 lots
Sothebys. New York. Edward Weston/Cole Weston: The Master Set. 1 lots
Bonhams. San Francisco. The Warden Family Collection: Americana - Prints and Books. 8 lots
Gonnelli Casa DAste. Firenze. Books, Manuscripts and Autographs - Internet Bidstart 9/15. 398 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 58 lots

Wed. Oct. 1st
Bonhams. London. The First World War Centenary Sale. 101 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Art, Press & Illustrated Books. 260 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Texas State Historical Association Benefit Auction. 40 lots
Autographes Encheres. Meinier. Autographs - Internet bidstart 9/17. 144 lots
Keno Auctions. New York, NY 10021 . Modern and Contemporary Fine Art and Design Auction - Prints. 5 lots
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Exeter. Antiquarian Books. 614 lots

Thu. Oct. 2nd
Ader. PARIS. Performing Art Collection - Andre Bernard. 421 lots
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Autographs and Documents. 545 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Antiquarian Books. 353 lots
Dorotheum . Vienna. Prints. 77 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 9/25. 330 lots

Fri. Oct. 3rd
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Pictures and Prints. 123 lots
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Old Photographs - Historical Memories - Decorations - Weapons. 23 lots
Marc van de Wiele Auctions. Brugge. library of baron Reginald de Kerchove d'Ousselghem.. 432 lots

Sat. Oct. 4th
Marc van de Wiele Auctions. Brugge. Books, Maps, Prints. 830 lots
Vermot de Pas. Paris. Comic Strips, Original Prints, Animation. 649 lots

Sun. Oct. 5th
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . October Estate Sale - Prints and Books. 31 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 9/28.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 9/28.

From now through the end of the year there will be important sales every week.

 

Bruce McKInney

AE

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> C.F. Payne, <i>Micawber—Imitating Norman Rockwell's "Triple self-portrait,"</i> acrylic, watercolor & colored pencil, 2002. Sold June 2021 for $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Jane Russell, archive of letters written during a whaling voyage, 1840s. Sold July 2021 for $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Guild of Women Binders, exhibition binding of A.F. Pollard’s <i>Henry VIII,</i> London, 1902. Sold July 2021 for $12,350.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Robert Frost, <i>Collected Poems,</i> author’s presentation copy, signed, with entirety of <i>Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening</i> inscribed, NY, 1930. Sold June 2021 for $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> James Joyce, <i>Ulysses,</i> deluxe limited issue, signed, London, 1936. Sold June 2021 for $21,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Mercator [family], <i>[World and Continents],</i> 5 double-page maps, Amsterdam, c. 1633. Sold June 2021 for $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> George Schlegel, <i>New York, Taken from Central Park,</i> hand-finished color-tinted lithograph, 1874. Sold June 2021 for $11,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Nicolaus Copernicus, <i>De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium,</i> second edition, Basel, 1566. Sold April 2021 for $75,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Book of Hours, Use of Utrecht, illuminated manuscript, c. 1435-45. Sold April 2021 for $60,000.