• <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
  • <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
  • <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>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.

Auction Update Review

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In the heat of the season

For the week ended Saturday November 8th 34 auctions were archived to the AED; 9 in euros, 7 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican Pesos, and 17 in US dollars.  Sales totaled $24,857,865 as 7,483 lots were offered and 5,613 sold for a 75% success rate.

7 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Sothebys. Prints on October 31st: $8,682,002
Sothebys. Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History on November 4th: $4,485,202
Sothebys. Library of Carlo de Poortere on November 6th: $2,905,542
Christies. COLLECTION LITTÉRAIRE :VERLAINE, RIMBAUD, MALLARMÉ - LA COLLECTION LITTÉRAIRE D'ÉDOUARD-HENRI FISCHE on November 4th: $2,525,278
Christies. Sporting Books on November 5th: $1,237,264
Swann Galleries. The Latin Americana Library of Dr. W. Michael Mathes on November 6th: $1,235,647
Freemans. Modern and Contemporary Works of Art - Prints on November 2nd: $1,056,212

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

Binoche et Giquello. ALBERT ROBIDA COLLECTION MICHEL FRANÇOIS LIVRES - AQUARELLES ET DESSINS ORIGINAUX on October 29th: 137.43%
Tooveys. Postcards on November 4th: 118.58%
Tooveys. Photographs and Ephemera on November 4th: 108.72%
Pierre Berge and Associes. Old Books and Autographs on November 5th: 107.89%
Christies. Sporting Books on November 5th: 101.20%
Sothebys. Library of Carlo de Poortere on November 6th: 100.38%


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

Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 10/26 on November 2nd: 100.00%
Tooveys. Postcards on November 4th: 98.53%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 10/26 on November 2nd: 95.33%
Tooveys. Photographs and Ephemera on November 4th: 92.45%
Freemans. Modern and Contemporary Works of Art - Prints on November 2nd: 91.36%
Skinner. Globes, Manuscripts on November 1st: 90.91%
Bruun Rasmussen. Modern and Contemporary Prints on November 4th: 89.83%
Aspire Auctions. Prints - Internet bidstart 10/22 on November 1st: 86.11%
Sothebys. Library of Carlo de Poortere on November 6th: 85.08%
Bonhams. The Sporting Sale on November 5th: 84.06%
Swann Galleries. The Latin Americana Library of Dr. W. Michael Mathes on November 6th: 83.89%
Winter Associates. Books, Prints on November 3rd: 83.33%
Tooveys. Prints on November 5th: 82.61%
Binoche et Giquello. ALBERT ROBIDA COLLECTION MICHEL FRANÇOIS LIVRES - AQUARELLES ET DESSINS ORIGINAUX on October 29th: 80.85%


34 total sales reported this week:

Pierre Berge and Associes. Old Books and Autographs on November 5th: 79.37%
Archives International Auctions. Wall Street Sale, Part 2 on November 4th: 62.02%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Bibliophile on November 6th: 77.07%
PBA Galleries. Illustrated and Children's Books - Fine Bindings - Prints on November 6th: 62.96%
Tooveys. Prints on November 5th: 82.61%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Fine Books and Manuscripts on November 5th: 71.72%
Swann Galleries. The Latin Americana Library of Dr. W. Michael Mathes on November 6th: 83.89%
Sothebys. Library of Carlo de Poortere on November 6th: 85.08%
Eldreds. Fine and Decorative Arts - Prints on November 5th: 55.26%
Grays Auctioneers. Prints on June 25th: 67.74%
Grays Auctioneers. Fine Art, Antiques & Decorative Art on October 8th: 46.15%
Christies. Sporting Books on November 5th: 75.77%
Bruun Rasmussen. Modern and Contemporary Prints on November 4th: 89.83%
Bonhams. The Sporting Sale on November 5th: 84.06%
Tooveys. Photographs and Ephemera on November 4th: 92.45%
Tooveys. Postcards on November 4th: 98.53%
Kedem Auction. Jewish and Israeli History and Culture, Israeli and International Art on October 29th: 68.03%
Sothebys. Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History on November 4th: 64.10%
Christies. COLLECTION LITTÉRAIRE :VERLAINE, RIMBAUD, MALLARMÉ - LA COLLECTION LITTÉRAIRE D'ÉDOUARD-HENRI FISCHE on November 4th: 71.76%
Bruun Rasmussen. Old Master Prints on November 3rd: 75.00%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 10/26 on November 2nd: 95.33%
Michaans Auctions. November Estate Auction - Books on November 2nd: 65.43%
Winter Associates. Books, Prints on November 3rd: 83.33%
Artcurial. Automobilia on November 2nd: 77.36%
Aspire Auctions. Prints - Internet bidstart 10/22 on November 1st: 86.11%
Freemans. Modern and Contemporary Works of Art - Prints on November 2nd: 91.36%
Binoche et Giquello. Modern Books on October 29th: 54.06%
Binoche et Giquello. ALBERT ROBIDA COLLECTION MICHEL FRANÇOIS LIVRES - AQUARELLES ET DESSINS ORIGINAUX on October 29th: 80.85%
Binoche et Giquello. Photography on October 22nd: 51.93%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 10/26 on November 2nd: 100.00%
One Of Kind Collictibles. Rare Collectibles - Internet bidstart 10/19 on October 29th: 73.53%
Skinner. Globes, Manuscripts on November 1st: 90.91%
Morton Casa de Subastas. Books and Ancient Documents on October 30th: 43.75%
Sothebys. Prints on October 31st: 72.08%

For the week ahead 33 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Nov. 10th
Artcurial. Paris. Limited Editions. 82 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Old Master Prints. 5 lots

Tue. Nov. 11th
Bloomsbury Philobiblon. Rome. Rare Books. 587 lots
Minerva Auctions Roma. Roma. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 73 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 53 lots

Wed. Nov. 12th
Bonhams. London. Books, Maps, Manuscripts and Historical Photographs. 174 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Rare Manuscript, Document & Autograph - Internet bidstart 10/24. 862 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Contemporary Art - Prints. 332 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Documents. 671 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Space Exploration. 382 lots

Thu. Nov. 13th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics. 2049 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Golf Books & Memorabilia - The Library of John Burns with Additions. 234 lots
Ader. PARIS. Judaica. 226 lots
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . Books. 303 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Historical Aviation, Maritime, and Transport Memorabilia. 93 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Important Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. 453 lots
Christies. Paris. MR. KASPAR FLEISCHMANN COLLECTION SOLD FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PHOTOGRAPHY CENTER OF THE UNIVERSITY O.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 11/6.
Kestenbaum and Company. New York. Books, Manuscripts, Ceremonial Objects and Works of Art. 322 lots

Fri. Nov. 14th
Sothebys. Paris. Photographs. 196 lots
Ader. PARIS. Photography Books.
Christies. Paris. Photographs.
Tajan. Paris. Photographs.
Artcurial. Paris. Photography.
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Historical Aviation, Maritime, and Transport Memorabilia - Day 2. 39 lots

Sat. Nov. 15th
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints.
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Lee's Summit . 50 Year Collection of Railroadiana.
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Extraordinary collection of the Prince's Palace of Monaco - Day 1.

Sun. Nov. 16th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 11/9.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 11/9.
Skinner. Boston. Fine Books and Manuscripts.
Ader. PARIS. Photographs.
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Extraordinary collection of the Prince's Palace of Monaco - Day 2.

If you are a collector and have a heart beat your heart is beating faster these days.  Material is moving into the rooms - generally with lower reserves and higher expectations.

 

Bruce McKinney

AE

  • <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.