• <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.
  • <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.
  • <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

Auction Update Review

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Life in the fast lane [with the top down]

For the week ending Saturday August 1st 18 sales were archived to the RBH Database; 3 denominated in euros, 1 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 13 in US dollars.  Turnover was $3,046,082 as 4,682 lot were offered and 3,627 sold for a 77% success rate.  In the auction rooms the action never stops.

1 auction saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Heritage Auctions. Vintage Movie Posters on July 26th: $1,518,398

1 auction saw total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered:

Bonhams. Books on July 29th: 113.08%

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

Kedem Auction. Mail Auction - Italian Judaica, Jewry and Printings on July 15th: 100.00%
John McInnis Auctioneers. The William "Bill" Johnson Collection - Day 1 on July 10th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 7/19 on July 26th: 99.52%
John McInnis Auctioneers. The William "Bill" Johnson Collection - Day 2 on July 11th: 96.15%
Addison and Sarova. The Library of Robert Easton on July 25th: 95.83%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Books, Photographs, Prints on July 25th: 94.02%
Heritage Auctions. Vintage Movie Posters on July 26th: 93.06%
Bonhams. Books on July 29th: 92.18%


18 total sales were reported this week:

Winter Associates. Summer Auction on July 27th: 71.43%
Rossini. Prints on May 21st: 34.17%
Rossini. Prints on July 13th: 17.91%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Books, Photographs, Prints on July 25th: 94.02%
Addison and Sarova. The Library of Robert Easton on July 25th: 95.83%
Morton Casa de Subastas. Opportunities - Books and Prints on July 25th: 32.50%
Clars Auction Gallery. Prints on July 26th: 65.52%
Clars Auction Gallery. Printed Art on July 25th: 74.22%
Bonhams. Books on July 29th: 92.18%
Case Antiques, Inc.. Summer Art and Antiques Auction on July 18th: 78.00%
Auctionata. Prints and Photographs on July 22nd: 14.94%
Kedem Auction. Mail Auction - Italian Judaica, Jewry and Printings on July 15th: 100.00%
RR Auction. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 6/23 on July 15th: 62.35%
John McInnis Auctioneers. The William "Bill" Johnson Collection - Day 2 on July 11th: 96.15%
John McInnis Auctioneers. The William "Bill" Johnson Collection - Day 1 on July 10th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 7/19 on July 26th: 99.52%
Heritage Auctions. Vintage Movie Posters on July 26th: 93.06%
Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic Booksellers. Online Numismatic Book Sale on July 25th: 55.22%

 

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Heritage Auctions Stagecoach (United Artists, 1939). One Sheet (27" X 41"). on July 26th Actual price: USD $43,020.
  2. Heritage Auctions Cimarron (RKO, 1931). One Sheet (27" X 41"). on July 26th Actual price: USD $40,630.
  3. Heritage Auctions My Man Godfrey (Universal, 1936). One Sheet (27" X 41") Style C. on July 26th Actual price: USD $35,850.
  4. Heritage Auctions The Klondike Kid (United Artists, 1932). One Sheet (28" X 41"). on July 26th Actual price: USD $33,460.
  5. RR Auction Apollo 15 Flown map on July 15th Actual price: USD $31,595.
  6. Heritage Auctions Mother Goose Goes Hollywood (RKO, 1938). One Sheet (27" X 41"). on July 26th Actual price: USD $28,680.
  7. Heritage Auctions The Three Stooges in Playing the Ponies (Columbia, 1937). One Sheet (27" X 41"). on July 26th Actual price: USD $22,705.
  8. Heritage Auctions The Oregon Trail (Republic, 1936). One Sheet (27" X 41"). on July 26th Actual price: USD $20,913.
  9. Heritage Auctions Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (RKO, 1937). One Sheet (27" X 41") Style C. on July 26th Actual price: USD $20,315.
  10. Heritage Auctions London After Midnight (MGM, 1927). Lobby Card (11" X 14"). on July 26th Actual price: USD $20,315.
  11. Heritage Auctions Creature from the Black Lagoon (Universal International, 1954). One Sheet (27" X 41"). on July 26th Actual price: USD $20,315.
  12. Heritage Auctions The Red Shoes (Eagle Lion, 1949). Italian 4 - Foglio (55" X 78"). on July 26th Actual price: USD $19,120.
  13. Heritage Auctions Mickey Mouse Stock Poster (United Artists, 1932). Three Sheet (41" X 79"). on July 26th Actual price: USD $19,120.
  14. Heritage Auctions Frankenstein (Universal, 1931). Lobby Card (11" X 14"). on July 26th Actual price: USD $16,730.
  15. Heritage Auctions The Man Who Laughs (Universal, 1928). Swedish One Sheet (27.5" X 39.5"). on July 26th Actual price: USD $15,535.
  16. Heritage Auctions Romance of the Redwoods (Paramount-Artcraft, 1917). One Sheet (27.75" X 40.75"). on July 26th Actual price: USD $15,535.
  17. Heritage Auctions Room Service (RKO, 1938). One Sheet (27" X 41") Style B. on July 26th Actual price: USD $15,535.
  18. Heritage Auctions The Red Shoes (Eagle Lion, 1949). Italian 2 - Foglio (39.25" X 55"). on July 26th Actual price: USD $14,938.
  19. Heritage Auctions The Roaring Twenties (Warner Brothers, 1939). One Sheet (27" X 41"). on July 26th Actual price: USD $13,743.
  20. RR Auction Deng Xiaoping SP on July 15th Actual price: USD $13,561.
  21. Heritage Auctions Devil Dogs of the Air (Warner Brothers, 1935). Three Sheet (41" X 76"). on July 26th Actual price: USD $13,145.
  22. Heritage Auctions Frankenstein (Universal, 1931). CGC Graded Lobby Card (11" X 14"). on July 26th Actual price: USD $13,145.
  23. Heritage Auctions Forbidden Planet (MGM,1956). One Sheet (27" X 41"). on July 26th Actual price: USD $13,145.
  24. Heritage Auctions The Adventures of Robin Hood (Warner Brothers, 1938). One Sheet (27" X 41"). on July 26th Actual price: USD $13,145.
  25. RR Auction John Wilkes Booth Signature on July 15th Actual price: USD $12,066.


For the week ahead 15 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Aug. 3rd
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 72 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. General - Books and Prints. 28 lots

Tue. Aug. 4th
Archives International Auctions. FORT LEE,. U.S. & Worldwide Banknotes, Coins, Scripophily, Historic Ephemera & Security Printing Ephemera.. 1204 lots
Quagga Rare Books and Art. Cape Town. Rare Books. 17 lots

Wed. Aug. 5th
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 274 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books. 395 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Vintage Posters. 700 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Prints. 14 lots
Arader Galleries. New York City. The History of the Caribbean Pirates & Treasure As Told Through Maps, Atlases, & Natural History Wat. 65 lots

Thu. Aug. 6th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 7/30. 353 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Books in All Fields. 785 lots

Sat. Aug. 8th
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . Estate Sale - Books and Prints. 53 lots
Skinner. Marlborough. August Americana - Prints and Manuscripts. 29 lots

Sun. Aug. 9th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 8/2.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 8/2.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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
  • <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