• <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
  • <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.
  • <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

Auction Update Review

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April 19th 21 Auctions Archived, 30 Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday April 18th,  21 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Database; 13 denominated in US dollars, 4 in British pounds, and 4 in euros.  Turnover was $7,139,233.25 as 6,578 lots were offered and 5,565 sold for a 84.6% success rate.  It was a another strong week.


3 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Bonhams. FINE BOOKS AND MANUSCRIPTS INCLUDING THE HIDDEN WARTIME MANUSCRIPT OF ALAN TURING on April 13th: $2,191,109
Heritage Auctions. Animation Art on April 10th: $1,662,298
Doyle New York. Rare Books, Maps and Autographs on April 15th: $1,393,694

The Arader Galleries Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Bonhams Composition notebook. on April 13th Actual price: USD $1,025,000.
  2. Bonhams ENIGMA MACHINE. A Rare 3-rotor German Enigma I Enciphering Machine (aka Heeres Enigma), Berlin, July 1944. on April 13th Actual price: USD $269,000.
  3. Bonhams The Holy Bible, Conteyning the Old Testament, and the New: on April 13th Actual price: USD $173,000.
  4. Doyle New York An important unpublished archive of approximately twenty-five autograph letters to José Bartoli, with photographs and various enclosures. on April 15th Actual price: USD $137,000. ARader Auction Galleries
  5. Bonhams Manuscript map, "Camp of the Advanced Corps of Lieut Genl. Burgoyne's Army. Freeman's Farm 7th Octr 1777," on April 13th Actual price: USD $81,250.
  6. Doyle New York Horae B. M. V. on April 15th Actual price: USD $56,250.
  7. Bonhams Autograph Document Signed ("James Bowie"), on April 13th Actual price: USD $56,250.
  8. Swann Galleries The Book of Mormon: An Account Written by the Hand of Mormon, upon Plates Taken from the Plates of Nephi. on April 14th Actual price: USD $55,000.
  9. Heritage Auctions Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs The Old Hag Production Cel and Key Master Background Setup on April 10th Actual price: USD $47,800.
  10. Dominic Winter Book Auctions An album of 79 albumen prints on April 17th Actual price: USD $43,020.
  11. Heritage Auctions Two-Gun Mickey Mickey Mouse Production Cel and Background Setup on April 10th Actual price: USD $41,825.
  12. Swann Galleries An officer's long eyewitness description of the principal battle of Shays' Rebellion. on April 14th Actual price: USD $35,000.
  13. Swann Galleries Bound volume of the Connecticut Journal featuring the Tea Party and Bunker Hill. on April 14th Actual price: USD 35000.0.
  14. Doyle New York Printed pamphlet signed (“J W. on April 15th Actual price: USD $34,375.
  15. Doyle New York Two large signed Wild Thing prints on April 15th Actual price: USD $31,250.
  16. Doyle New York Acts passed at a Congress of the United States of America, begun and held at the city of New-York, on Wednesday the fourth of March, in the year M,DCC,LXXXIX and of the Independence of the United States, the thirteenth. on April 15th Actual price: USD $31,250.
  17. Heritage Auctions Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Snow White and Woodland Creatures Production Cel and Master Background Setup on April 10th Actual price: USD $29,875.
  18. Beaussant Lefevre Oban tate-e de la série "Meisho Edo hyakkei", les cent vues d'Edo, planche "Le temple Ekoin, le quartier de Ryogoku et le pont Moto Yanagi". on April 10th Actual price: USD $29,700.
  19. Heritage Auctions What's Opera, Doc? Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd Production Cel on April 10th Actual price: USD $28,680.
  20. Bonhams The Sound and the Fury. on April 13th Actual price: USD 27500.0.
  21. Bonhams Autograph letter signed "A.A. Lovelace," on April 13th Actual price: USD $27,500.
  22. Swann Galleries Log of the Mexican schooner Bravo while attempting to suppress the Texan Revolution. on April 14th Actual price: USD $27,500.
  23. Charlton Hall Pair J&W Cary 21-inch terrestrial and celestial library globes circa 1790 and 1825 on April 11th Actual price: USD $25,200.
  24. Doyle New York Three language ship’s papers signed, countersigned by Thomas Jefferson. on April 15th Actual price: USD $25,000.
  25. Swann Galleries In Congress, July 4th 1776. The Unanimous Declaration of the Thirteen United States of America. on April 14th Actual price: USD $25,000.


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

Beaussant Lefevre. Asia - Prints on April 10th: 191.01%
Bonhams. FINE BOOKS AND MANUSCRIPTS INCLUDING THE HIDDEN WARTIME MANUSCRIPT OF ALAN TURING on April 13th: 136.92%
Doyle New York. Rare Books, Maps and Autographs on April 15th: 125.04%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Prints on April 10th: 119.50%
Swann Galleries. Printed and Manuscript Americana on April 14th: 118.90%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Transport Sale on April 16th: 115.73%


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

National Book Auctions. Civil War, RR, Incunabulum, etc. on April 12th: 100.00%
Carlsen Gallery. "Spring Fling" ANTIQUE AUCTION - Prints on April 12th: 100.00%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Transport Sale on April 16th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Animation Art on April 10th: 99.04%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 4/5 on April 12th: 98.48%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 4/5 on April 12th: 96.05%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Prints on April 10th: 94.03%
Charlton Hall. 86 Anniversary Auction - Books and Prints on April 11th: 91.30%
Doyle New York. Rare Books, Maps and Autographs on April 15th: 87.78%
Swann Galleries. Printed and Manuscript Americana on April 14th: 87.47%


21 total sales reported this week:

National Book Auctions. Civil War, RR, Incunabulum, etc. on April 12th: 100.00%
Carlsen Gallery. "Spring Fling" ANTIQUE AUCTION - Prints on April 12th: 100.00%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Islamic, Indian & Oriental Art, Photography 1850-2000 on April 17th: 63.76%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Prints on April 10th: 94.03%
PBA Galleries. Fine Literature with Science Fiction and Detective Fiction on April 16th: 71.36%
Beaussant Lefevre. Asia - Prints on April 10th: 75.00%
Charlton Hall. 86 Anniversary Auction - Books and Prints on April 11th: 91.30%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 4/9 on April 16th: 77.42%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Bibliophile on April 16th: 70.40%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Transport Sale on April 16th: 100.00%
Binoche et Giquello. Ancient and Modern Books on April 9th: 39.27%
Michaans Auctions. Estate Auction on April 11th: 66.67%
Doyle New York. Rare Books, Maps and Autographs on April 15th: 87.78%
Swann Galleries. Printed and Manuscript Americana on April 14th: 87.47%
Bruun Rasmussen. Modern and Contemporary Prints on April 14th: 76.56%
Bruun Rasmussen. Old Master Prints on April 13th: 60.00%
Bonhams. FINE BOOKS AND MANUSCRIPTS INCLUDING THE HIDDEN WARTIME MANUSCRIPT OF ALAN TURING on April 13th: 63.37%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Pictures and Prints on April 10th: 58.59%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 4/5 on April 12th: 96.05%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 4/5 on April 12th: 98.48%
Heritage Auctions. Animation Art on April 10th: 99.04%

For the week ahead 7 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Apr. 20th
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. American History - Online bidstart 4/9. 290 lots
Sothebys. New York. Sotheby's Designer Showhouse. 52 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Western Prospects: Discovering Americana & Numismatics (session 5). 589 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Old Master Prints. 9 lots

Tue. Apr. 21st
Bonhams. San Francisco. Prints and Multiples. 255 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Antiquarian and Collectors Books. 316 lots
Paige Auction. Portland. Magic of Collection - Prints, Ephemera. 87 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Western Prospects: Discovering Americana & Numismatics (session 6). 553 lots
Bonhams. New York. Space History. 145 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 102 lots

Wed. Apr. 22nd
Christies. London -South Kensington. Prints and Multiples. 305 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints. 55 lots
Ader. PARIS. Judaica. 36 lots

Thu. Apr. 23rd
Christies. New York. Prints and Multiples. 282 lots
Freemans. Philadelphia. Books, Maps and Manuscripts. 575 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 4/16. 361 lots
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Cape Town. Books - Internet Bidstart 4/16. 429 lots
Christies. London -South Kensington. Travel, Science and Natural History. 64 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Space Exploration - online bidstart 4/16. 334 lots
Rossini. Paris. Prints.

Fri. Apr. 24th
Romantic Agony Book and Print Auctions. Brussels. Books and Prints. 1251 lots
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. 75172 Pforzheim. Books, Autographs and Prints. 6420 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Photography and Prints. 141 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Prints and Editions. 146 lots

Sat. Apr. 25th
Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic Booksellers. Gahanna. Numismatic Books. 376 lots
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Property from the Oprah Winfrey Collection. 10 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Prints, Books. 33 lots

Sun. Apr. 26th
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints and Multiples. 60 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 4/19.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 4/19.

 

Bruce McKinney

RBH and 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.
  • <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