• <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Churchill (Winston) & Others. 1944 Commonwealth Prime Ministers’ Conference, 27 April 1944. £8,000 to £12,000.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Joyce (James). <i>Ulysses.</i> First English edition, 1922. £800 to £1,200.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Belzoni (Giovanni Battista). <i>Plates Illustrated of the Researches and Operations...in Egypt and Nubia,</i> FIRST EDITION, 1821-1822. £14,375 inc Buyers Premium.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Astor (John Jacob). A collection of rare letters, 9 January 1812- 4 September 1837. £26,000 inc Buyers Premium.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Rowling (J.K.) <i>Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone,</i> FIRST EDITION, first issue, 1997. £27,500 inc Buyers Premium.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Royal Family. Photograph of Queen Elizabeth, George VI, Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret, signed, 1946. £3,640 inc Buyers Premium.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Collodi (Carlo). <i>Le avventure di Pinocchio. Storia di un burattino,</i> FIRST EDITION, 1883. £8,401 inc Buyers Premium.
  • <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>Sotheby’s, Dec. 17:</b> [EINSTEIN, ALBERT]; JOHN GRAUDENZ [PHOTOGRAPHER]. Photographic portrait of Albert Einstein by John Graudenz, taken circa 1928. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 17:</b> ENIGMA M4. A fully operational four-rotor ("M4") Kriegsmarine Enigma Cipher Machine. Berlin-Wilmersdorf, Germany, Heimsoeth und Rinke, 1942. $300,000 to $500,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 17:</b> FEYNMAN, RICHARD P. <i>“Surely You’re Joking Mr. Feynman”. Adventures of a Curious Character.</i> New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1985. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 17:</b> An intact egg of the Aepyornis Maximus, or Elephant Bird. Pre-17th century, Madagascar. $35,000 to $45,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 17:</b> Palm frond with fish. Green River Formation, Wyoming, United States. <i>Sabalites sp.,</i> and <i>Diplomystus dentatus</i> Cenozoic, Eocene (53-33 million years ago). $60,000 to $70,000.

Auction Update Review

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Swann Gallaries: Autographs.
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26 Auctions Archived, 29 Auctions Upcoming

26 Auctions Archived, 27    For the week ending Saturday September 19th, 26 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 2 denominated in Euros, 7 in British pounds, 1 in Australian Dollars, and 16 in US dollars.  Turnover was $9,414,892 as 5,290 lots were offered and 4,446 sold for an 84.05% success rate. 

2 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

ChristiesPrints and Multiples on September 16th: $4,815,075 
Swann GalleriesPrinted and Manuscript Americana on September 17th: $1,003,816

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

Bloomsbury AuctionsFine Clocks, Barometers, Scientific Instruments: Books on September 15th: 180.58% 
Swann GalleriesPrinted and Manuscript Americana on September 17th: 126.61% 
Rago Arts and AuctionsGreat Estates Auction - Books and Prints on September 11th: 110.25% 
SkinnerFine Prints and Photographs on September 11th: 107.84% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents: Opera and the History of Music on September 16th: 105.79% 

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

Bloomsbury AuctionsFine Clocks, Barometers, Scientific Instruments: Books on September 15th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 9/6 on September 13th: 99.20% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 9/6 on September 13th: 97.92% 
National Book AuctionsBooks and Ephemera on September 13th: 95.23% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 9/10 on September 17th: 95.17% 
Brunk AuctionsCatalogue Auction: Books and Prints on September 12th: 91.67% 
Charlton HallFall International Sale on September 12th: 89.55% 
Rago Arts and AuctionsAsian Arts - Woodblock Prints on September 10th: 89.00% 
Swann GalleriesPrinted and Manuscript Americana on September 17th: 88.56% 
SkinnerFine Prints and Photographs on September 11th: 84.89% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on September 15th: 80.52% 

26 total sales reported this week: 

National Book AuctionsBooks and Ephemera on September 13th: 95.23% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 9/10 on September 17th: 95.17% 
Swann GalleriesPrinted and Manuscript Americana on September 17th: 88.56% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsBooks and Works on Paper on September 17th: 69.63% 
ChristiesPrints and Multiples on September 17th: 65.71% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents: Opera and the History of Music on September 16th: 79.81% 
BonhamsPrints and Multiples on September 16th: 66.78% 
Bruun RasmussenBooks on September 15th: 79.31% 
ChristiesPrints and Multiples on September 16th: 77.09% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsRogers de Rin Collections and Properties on September 16th: 76.47% 
Paige AuctionAdvertising Memorabilia on September 15th: 61.76% 
Brunk AuctionsCatalogue Auction: Books and Prints on September 12th: 91.67% 
SkinnerFine Art Online - Prints Internet bidstart 9/2 on September 15th: 69.72% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsFine Clocks, Barometers, Scientific Instruments: Books on September 15th: 100.00% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on September 15th: 80.52% 
Charlton HallFall International Sale on September 12th: 89.55% 
Neal Auction CompanyFall Estates Auction - Books and Prints - Day 2 on September 13th: 66.67% 
Neal Auction CompanyFall Estates Auction - Books and Prints - Day 1 on September 12th: 67.39% 
Michaans AuctionsEstate Auction on September 12th: 59.52% 
SkinnerFine Prints and Photographs on September 11th: 84.89% 
Grays AuctioneersAntiques, Scientific Instruments - Books and Papers on September 9th: 40.00% 
Rago Arts and AuctionsGreat Estates Auction - Books and Prints on September 11th: 72.73% 
Australian Book AuctionsBooks on September 7th: 78.79% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 9/6 on September 13th: 97.92% 
Rago Arts and AuctionsAsian Arts - Woodblock Prints on September 10th: 89.00% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 9/6 on September 13th: 99.20%

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Christies Arearea no varua ino (Words of the Devil) on September 16th Actual price: USD $413,075.
  2. Christies Portfolio L'Estampe originale the near complete series of albums comprising 94 prints, 1893-1895 on September 16th Actual price: USD $227,075.
  3. Christies Andy Mouse screenprint in colours, 1986 on September 16th Actual price: USD $199,175.
  4. Christies Electric Chairs the complete set of ten screenprints in colours, 1971 on September 16th Actual price: USD $189,875.
  5. Christies Jazz 19 pochoirs in colours, 1947 on September 16th Actual price: USD $171,275.
  6. Christies Femme au Miroir linocut rincé printed in white, with China ink, 1963-64 on September 16th Actual price: USD $171,275.
  7. Christies Miroir de la Tauromachie the complete portfolio of four lithographs in colours, 1990 on September 16th Actual price: USD $143,375.
  8. Christies Le Repas Frugal, from: La Suite des Saltimbanques etching with drypoint, 1904 on September 16th Actual price: USD $124,775.
  9. Christies Reverie, from: 11 Pop Artists, Volume II screenprint in colours, 1965 on September 16th Actual price: USD $106,175.
  10. Christies Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, from: Reigning Queens screenprint in colours, 1985 on September 16th Actual price: USD $96,875.
  11. Christies Marilyn screenprint in colours, 1967 on September 16th Actual price: USD $96,875.
  12. Christies Bathers gouache monotype, 1902 on September 16th Actual price: USD $96,875.
  13. Christies Untitled, from: On the Bowery screenprint in colours, 1969-71 on September 16th Actual price: USD $87,188.
  14. Christies Landscape with Boats lithograph and screenprint in colours, 1996 on September 16th Actual price: USD $87,188.
  15. Christies Kerze II offset print in colours with hand-applied oil paint, 1989 on September 16th Actual price: USD $81,375.
  16. Christies Truck the complete set of four screenprints in colours, 1985 on September 16th Actual price: USD $77,500.
  17. Swann Galleries Manuscript furniture designs by an early 18th-century Philadelphia joiner. on September 17th Actual price: USD $75,000.
  18. Christies Sweet Dreams Baby!, from: 11 Pop Artists, Volume III screenprint in colours, 1965 on September 16th Actual price: USD $73,625.
  19. Christies chromogenic colour print mounted on aluminium, 2014 on September 16th Actual price: USD $71,688.
  20. Skinner Evening Wind on September 11th Actual price: USD $67,650.
  21. Bruun Rasmussen Allgemeine Naturgeschichte der Fische. on September 15th Actual price: USD $64,269.
  22. Christies Mickey screenprint in colours on September 17th Actual price: USD $62,000.
  23. Christies Liz offset lithograph in colours, 1964 on September 16th Actual price: USD $62,000.
  24. Christies Fusées the complete portfolio comprising 15 aquatints in colours, 1959 on September 16th Actual price: USD $62,000.
  25. Christies Views of Hotel Well III, from: Moving Focus lithograph in colours, 1984-1985 on September 16th Actual price: USD $58,125.

 

For the week ahead 29 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Sep. 21st
Bonhams. New York. The History of Science and Technology. 80 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Old Master Prints. 28 lots

Tue. Sep. 22nd
Bonhams. New York. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 291 lots
Dorotheum . Vienna. Books and Decorative Prints. 295 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 94 lots

Wed. Sep. 23rd
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. The Transport Sale. 8 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 70 lots

Thu. Sep. 24th
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books and Ephemera - Day 1. 770 lots
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Fine Prints. 235 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Remarkable Rarity - Internet bidstart 9/17. 101 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. 19th and 20th Century Prints and Drawings. 651 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Books and Manuscripts. 343 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 9/17.
Auctionata. New York. Meet the Masters: From Modern to Pop. 106 lots

Fri. Sep. 25th
Venator and Hanstein. Köln . Books, Prints, Autographs. 805 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books and Ephemera - Day 2. 373 lots
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Lee's Summit . Late Summer Sale. 164 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Prints. 21 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Six Day - Million Dollar Auction - Session 1. 685 lots

Sat. Sep. 26th
Venator and Hanstein. Köln . Modern and Contemporary Prints. 424 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Merrill C. Berman Collection Part III Americana & Political. 373 lots
Potomack Company. Alexandria. Fine Art and Antiques - Books, Prints. 36 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Books and Prints. 32 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Prints and Books. 39 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Six Day - Million Dollar Auction - Session 2. 628 lots

Sun. Sep. 27th
Grogan and Company. Dedham. September Auction - Books, Prints. 11 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 9/20.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 9/20.
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Six Day - Million Dollar Auction - Session 3. 783 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Currier & Ives, <i>The Mississippi in Time of Peace,</i> hand-colored lithograph, 1865. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Hartmann Schedel, <i>Liber Cronicarum...,</i> Nuremberg, 1493. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Claudius Ptolemaeus, <i>Geographicae Enarrationis Libri Octo,</i> Lyons, 1535. $20,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Thomas Jefferys, <i>The American Atlas,</i> London, 1776-77. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> John Speed, <i>A Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World,</i> 20 miniature maps, London, 1665. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> <i>Biblia Das ist: Die Gantze Heilige Schrifft Durch D. Martin Luther Verteutscht,</i> illustrated cartographic Bible, Basel, 1665. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Early Hawaiian-language school geography, Lahainaluna Seminary, 1840. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Cornelis de Jode, <i>Africae Vera Forma, et Situs,</i> Antwerp, 1593. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Maria Vincenzo Coronelli, <i>America Settentrionale Colle Nuove Scoperte Sin All Anno,</i> Venice, 1688. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Johann Christoph Volkamer, <i>Nürnbergische Hesperides,</i> Nuremberg, 1708-1714. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Johann Bayer, <i>Uranometria, Omnium Asterismorum Continens Schemata...,</i> 51 celestial charts, c. 1603. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Manuscript map of Commodore Perry’s Black Ship squadron at Edo Bay, with manuscript sketchbook, ink & watercolor, Japan, c. 1853. $2,500 to $3,500.
  • <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> CLEMENS, SAMUEL L. <i>The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain.</i> Hartford: The American Publishing Company, 1876. $14,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> BATEMAN, JAMES. <i>The Orchidaceae of Mexico and Guatemala.</i> London: J. Ridgway & Sons for the author, [1837]-1843. $60,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> WHITMAN, WALT. <i>Leaves of Grass.</i> Brooklyn: [For the author by Andrew and James Rome,] 1855. $150,000 to $200,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> LEE, HARPER. Three “Seckatary Hawkins”-related books inscribed and signed by Harper Lee. $60,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> POE, EDGAR ALLAN. <i>The Raven.</i> New York: Wiley and Putnam, 1845. $120,000 to $180,000.
  • <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.