• <b>Morton Subastas: Auction of Books by Explorers and Travelers, Maps, Landscapes, Science, and Religion<br>Tuesday, January 28th, 2020<br>5:00 p.m. (CST)</b>
    <b>Morton Subastas, Jan. 28:</b> Darwin, Charles. <i>On the Origin of Species.</i> London, 1859. First Edition. Letter Addressed to Dr. Ogle and Envelope Signed by Charles Darwin. $278,000 to $333,000.
    <b>Morton Subastas, Jan. 28:</b> Ortelij, Abrahami. <i>Epitome Theatri Orbis Terrarum.</i> Antuerpiae: Exstat in Officina Plantinian, 1612. Rare Edition. $5,560 to $6,670.
    <b>Morton Subastas, Jan. 28:</b> González de Mendoza, Juan. <i>Histoire du Grand Royaume de la Chine, Situé Aux Indes Orientales.</i> [Genève]: 1606. $1,670 to $2,230.
    <b>Morton Subastas: Auction of Books by Explorers and Travelers, Maps, Landscapes, Science, and Religion<br>Tuesday, January 28th, 2020<br>5:00 p.m. (CST)</b>
    <b>Morton Subastas, Jan. 28:</b> Chapman, Conrad Wise. <i>Landscape of the Valley of Mexico.</i> Oil on wood. Signed and dated. $26,120 to $30,560.
    <b>Morton Subastas, Jan. 28:</b> <i>Thesaurus Exorcismorum...</i> Coloniae, 1608. Collection of Six Works of the Most Important Franciscan Exorcists of the 16th Century. $1,670 to $2,230.
    <b>Morton Subastas, Jan. 28:</b> <i>Saggio delle Transazioni Filosofiche della Società Regia.</i> Napoli, 1729-1734. With a Map of California by Eusebio Kino. $1,120 to $1,440.
    <b>Morton Subastas: Auction of Books by Explorers and Travelers, Maps, Landscapes, Science, and Religion<br>Tuesday, January 28th, 2020<br>5:00 p.m. (CST)</b>
    <b>Morton Subastas, Jan. 28:</b> Scherer, Heinrich. <i>Delineatio Nova et Vera Partis Australis Novi Mexici, cum Australi Parte Insulae Californiae...</i> Münich, ca. 1700. $850 to $1,120.
    <b>Morton Subastas, Jan. 28:</b> Santacilia, Jorge Juan-Ulloa, Antonio de. <i>A Voyage to South America. Describing at Large, the Spanish Cities...</i> London, 1760. $890 to $1,120.
    <b>Morton Subastas, Jan. 28:</b> Limborch, Philippi. <i>Historia Inquisitionis Cui Subjungitur Liber Sententiarum Inquisitionis Tholosanae...</i> Amsterdam, 1692. $1,340 to $1,670.
    <b>Morton Subastas: Auction of Books by Explorers and Travelers, Maps, Landscapes, Science, and Religion<br>Tuesday, January 28th, 2020<br>5:00 p.m. (CST)</b>
    <b>Morton Subastas, Jan. 28:</b> Castro, C. - Campillo, J. - Cumplido, I. - Lauda, L. - Rodríguez G. <i>Mexico and Its Surroundings.</i> Méx, 1855-56. $5,000 to $5,560.
    <b>Morton Subastas, Jan. 28:</b> <i>Medical Gazette. Periodical of the National Academy of Medicine of Mexico...</i> México, 1864 - 1943. Pieces: 169. $1,340 to $1,560.
  • <b>Sotheby’s, Jan. 27:</b> [Paine, Thomas]. Common Sense; Addressed to the Inhabitants of America… Philadelphia: R. Bell, 1776. $200,000 to $250,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jan. 27:</b> Lincoln, Abraham. Autograph letter signed, to Joshua Reed Giddings, 21 May 1860. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jan. 27:</b> Oakley, Annie. <i>A Brief Sketch of Her Career and Notes on Shooting.</i> [N.p.]: ca. 1913, Signed. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jan. 27:</b> Washington, George. One autograph letter signed & 3 letters signed to General Alexander McDougall, September 1777. $70,000 to $100,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jan. 27:</b> Mather, Cotton. <i>The Wonders of the Invisible World. Being an account of the tryals of several witches...</i> London: 1693. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jan. 27:</b> James, Benjamin.<i><br>A Treatise on the Management of the Teeth.</i> Boston, 1814. $2,000 to $3,000.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 13:</b> Emil Cardinaux, <i>Winter in der Schweiz,</i> 1921. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 13:</b> Evelyn Rumsey Carey, <i>Pan American Exposition / Niagara / Buffalo,</i> 1901. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 13:</b> Arnost Hofbauer, <i>Topicuv Salon,</i> 1898. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 13:</b> Alphonse Mucha, <i>Job,</i> 1896. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 13:</b> Georges de Feure, <i>Le Journal des Ventes,</i> 1898. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 13:</b> Alphonse Mucha, <i>Cycles Perfecta,</i> 1897. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 13:</b> Edward Penfield, <i>Orient Cycles / Lead the Leaders,</i> circa 1895. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 13:</b> Adrien Barrère, <i>L’Ideal du Touriste,</i> 1903. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 13:</b> Willem Frederick Ten Broek, <i>New York / Wereldtentoonselling / Holland – Amerika Lijn,</i> 1938. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 13:</b> Dwight Clark Shepler, <i>Sun Valley / Union Pacific.</i> $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 13:</b> Sascha Maurer, <i>Flexible Flyer Splitkein / Smuggler’s Notch,</i> circa 1935. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 13:</b> Louis Bonhajo, <i>Vote / League of Women Voters,</i> 1920. $2,000 to $3,000.
  • <center><b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Books & Works on Paper<br>January 28, 2020</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> <i>Byblia in vulgar ultimamente impressa,</i> illustrated, folio, Lazaro de Soardi & Bernardino Benali, Venice,1517. £8,000 to £12,000.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Milio (Agostino). <i>Nuovo dialogo delle devozioni del sacro monte della Verna,</i> FIRST and ONLY EDITION, illustrated, 4to, Stamperia Ducale, Florence, 1568. £800 to £1,200.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Joyce (James). <i>Ulysses,</i> First English edition, NUMBER 23 OF 2000 COPIES, , 4to, Egoist Press, Paris, 1922. £800 to £1,200.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Dumas (Marlene). <i>Doornrosie,</i> lithograph printed in colours, signed, 370 x 440 mm, 1989. £800 to £1,200.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Japanese Culture.- Kimbei (Kusakabe). Two albums of hand tinted albumen prints, each with 50 photos, each photo c.140 x 95mm, [late 19th century]. £800 to £1,200.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Miró (Joan) ARR. <i>Personnages sur Fond Noir,</i> NUMBER 38 OF 75 COPIES, lithograph, signed and dated, 305 x 445mm, 1948. £1,000 to £1,500.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Ray (Man). Autoportrait, photolithograph, initialled and inscribed by artist, ONE of 100 COPIES, 200 x 160mm, 1972. £800 to £1,200.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Wou-Ki (Zao). L'tang / The Pond, etching aquatint, number 2 of 3 only, signed by artist, 260 x 230 mm, Paris, Editions Galanis, 1972. £800 to £1,200.
    <center><b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Autographs & Memorabilia<br>January 28, 2020</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> De Amicis (Edmondo). Postcards signed by Italian author and journalist Edmondo De Amicis, February 1897- August 1907. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Live Aid.- Live Aid 1985 souvenir programme, signed by Bob Geldof, Cliff Richard, Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney, Freddie Mercury, and others, 1985-1991. £3,000 to £4,000.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> 1944 Commonwealth Prime Ministers' Conference. Black and white, landscape photograph ft. all the Heads of Government of the British Commonwealth who attended the 1944 Prime Ministers' Conference in London, signed by all.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Walt Disney Production.- Dopey, original animation cel from Snow White approx. 180 x 180mm., Walt Disney Enterprises, 1937. £1,500 to £2,000.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Liszt (Franz). Carte-de-visite photograph by J.Ganz of Brussels of Franz Liszt, signed, 10 x 6.4cm, c. 1880. £1,000 to £1,500.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Fermi (Enrico). Autograph letter signed to Professor Tullio Levi Civita, 8vo, Florence, 9 May 1925; w/an autograph note from Professor Civita, 7 March 1934 (2). £1,800 to £2,200.

Auction Update Review

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It's November

For the week ended Saturday November 2nd 27 sales were archived to the AED; 12 in euros, 3 in British pounds, and 12 in US dollars.  Turnover was $15,934,698 as 8,945 lots were offered and 5,971 sold for a slim 67% success rate.  Whether the estimates were too high or buyers were simply fussier isn't clear.

2 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Christies. COLLECTION WILLEM PEPPLER - Prints and Photographs on October 29th: $8,371,906
Swann Galleries. Old Master Through Modern Prints on October 29th: $2,168,659

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

Dorotheum . Books and Decorative Prints on October 27th: 208.92%
Christies. COLLECTION WILLEM PEPPLER - Prints and Photographs on October 29th: 156.62%
Artcurial. Posters on October 28th: 145.50%
Doyle New York. Old Master, Modern and Contemporary Prints on October 27th: 102.66%
Bonhams. London to Brighton Run - Automobilia on October 31st: 101.36%.

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

Archives International Auctions. U.S. & Worldwide Scripophily, Autographs & Historic Objects and Artifacts, on October 25th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics -Internet bidstart 10/19 on October 26th: 99.17%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 10/19 on October 26th: 97.25%
Doyle New York. Old Master, Modern and Contemporary Prints on October 27th: 90.78%
Dorotheum . Books and Decorative Prints on October 27th: 86.63%
Christies. COLLECTION WILLEM PEPPLER - Prints and Photographs on October 29th: 86.60%
Bonhams. London to Brighton Run - Automobilia on October 31st: 85.45%
Artcurial. Posters on October 28th: 84.34%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 10/23 on October 30th: 83.81%

27 total sales reported this week:

Bonhams. London to Brighton Run - Automobilia on October 31st: 85.45%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 10/23 on October 30th: 83.81%
Mid Hudson Auction Galleries. On the Waterfront - Books and Prints on October 24th: 68.00%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Modern and Contemporary Prints on October 29th: 59.70%
Bonhams. Photographs on October 28th: 66.42%
Bonhams. THE GEMINI Collection of Modern Prints and Illustrated Books on October 28th: 53.61%
Swann Galleries. Old Master Through Modern Prints on October 29th: 65.64%
Christies. COLLECTION WILLEM PEPPLER - Prints and Photographs on October 29th: 86.60%
Hauff and Auvermann. Modern and Contemporary Art on October 25th: 35.04%
Hauff and Auvermann. Modern Literature and Art on October 25th: 58.21%
Hauff and Auvermann. Books and Decorative Prints - Part 2 on October 24th: 55.69%
Hauff and Auvermann. Books and Decorative Prints - Part 1 on October 24th: 56.89%
Artcurial. Posters on October 28th: 84.34%
Bruun Rasmussen. Modern and Contemporary Prints on October 28th: 70.00%
Sothebys. Collections - Prints on October 28th: 70.00%
PIASA. Protest! Art and Design on October 28th: 28.67%
Bruun Rasmussen. Old Master Prints on October 27th: 75.00%
Dorotheum . Books and Decorative Prints on October 27th: 86.63%
Doyle New York. Old Master, Modern and Contemporary Prints on October 27th: 90.78%
Archives International Auctions. U.S. & Worldwide Scripophily, Autographs & Historic Objects and Artifacts, on October 25th: 100.00%
Ader. Far East - Prints on October 24th: 50.00%
Potomack Company. Fine Books and Prints - Internet bidstart Now on October 21st: 63.64%
RR Auction. Marvels of Modern Music - Internet bidstart 10/16 on October 23rd: 69.20%
Nosbüsch & Stucke. Books, Autographs and Manuscripts, Antique Maps and Prints on October 25th: 48.50%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 10/19 on October 26th: 97.25%
Heritage Auctions. Comics -Internet bidstart 10/19 on October 26th: 99.17%
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Books Online bidstart 10/9 on October 16th: 37.27%

For the week ahead 36 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Nov. 3rd
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Old Master Prints. 4 lots
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . Books, Prints. 24 lots

Tue. Nov. 4th
Tooveys. West Sussex. Postcards. 204 lots
Sothebys. London. Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History. 234 lots
Christies. Paris. COLLECTION LITTÉRAIRE :VERLAINE, RIMBAUD, MALLARMÉ - LA COLLECTION LITTÉRAIRE D'ÉDOUARD-HENRI FISCHE. 255 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Fine and Decorative Arts - Prints. 38 lots
Archives International Auctions. FORT LEE,. Wall Street Sale, Part 2. 703 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 59 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Photographs and Ephemera. 53 lots

Wed. Nov. 5th
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints. 46 lots
Bonhams. Edinburgh. The Sporting Sale. 69 lots
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 435 lots
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. Old Books and Autographs. 63 lots
Christies. London -South Kensington. Sporting Books. 260 lots
Zisska and Lacher. Munich. Books. 2084 lots
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . Post War and Contemporary - Prints. 69 lots

Thu. Nov. 6th
Swann Galleries. New York. The Latin Americana Library of Dr. W. Michael Mathes. 509 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Illustrated and Children's Books - Fine Bindings - Prints. 216 lots
PIASA. Paris. Photography: Metamorphosis. 74 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Bibliophile. 362 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 10/30. 390 lots
Vermot de Pas. Paris. Russian Militaria.
Sothebys. Paris. Library of Carlo de Poortere. 315 lots

Fri. Nov. 7th
PIASA. Paris. Ancient and Modern Books. 345 lots
James D Julia Auctioneers. Fairfield. Advertising. 194 lots
Beaussant Lefevre. Paris. Books and Autographs. 117 lots
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Maps and Antiquarian Books. 130 lots
PIASA. Paris. Autograph Letter and Manuscript.

Sat. Nov. 8th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Legends of the West - Session 1. 564 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Legends of the West - Session 2. 170 lots

Sun. Nov. 9th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Books. 33 lots
Bonhams. Los Angeles. Period Art and Design - Prints. 57 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 11/2.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 11/2.
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. Automobilia. 100 lots
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Munter, Medical, Rochester, etc.. 475 lots

Dealers are reporting spotty sales with pockets of weakness and strength.  Perhaps the auctions are seeing the same thing.

 

Bruce McKinney

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  • <b>Bonhams:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Measure for Measure</i> (extracted from the First Folio). London, 1623. Sold for $52,575.
    <b>Bonhams:</b> HAWTHORNE, NATHANIEL. <i>Fanshawe, A Tale.</i> Boston, 1828. FIRST EDITION OF AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Sold for $47,575.
    <b>Bonhams:</b> THOREAU, HENRY DAVID. <i>Walden; Or, Life in the Woods.</i> Boston, 1854. FINE COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION. Sold for $12,575.
    <b>Bonhams: </b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies.</i> London, 1685. THE FOURTH FOLIO, Brewster/Bentley issue. Sold for $43,825.
    <b>Bonhams:</b> STEIG, WILLIAM. Original maquette and 58 finished drawings for <i>The Agony in the Kindergarten,</i> one of Steig's most important books. Sold for $12,575.
    <b>Bonhams:</b> KING, STEPHEN. <i>Carrie.</i> New York, 1974. INSCRIBED FIRST EDITION, OF AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Sold for $1,912.50.
    <b><center>Bonhams<br>Consignments invited (2020)</b>
    <b>Bonhams:</b> APPLE MACINTOSH PROTOTYPE. 1983. The earliest known Macintosh with "Twiggy" drive, one of only two known working machines. Sold for $150,075.
    <b>Bonhams:</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. Sold for $15,075.
    <b>Bonhams:</b> APPLE-1 COMPUTER. Signed by Steve Wozniak, used in development of Apple II. Sold for $175,075.
    <b>Bonhams:</b> DARWIN, CHARLES. 1809-1882. <i>On the Origin of Species By Means of Natural Selection.</i> London, 1859. FIRST EDITION. Sold for $131,325.
    <b>Bonhams:</b> BOOLE, GEORGE. <i>An Investigation of the Laws of Thought.</i> London, 1854. Sold for $12,575.
    <b>Bonhams:</b> SHANNON, CLAUDE and WARREN WEAVER. <i>The Mathematical Theory of Communication.</i> Urbana, 1949. Sold for $27,575.