• <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>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.

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33 Auctions Archived, 21 upcoming this week

For the week ended Saturday 3 October 33 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 12 denominated in euros, 6 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 14 in US dollars.  Turnover was $17,901,320 as 9,418 lots were offered and 7,402 sold for a 79% success rate.  It was a strong week.

3 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 


SothebysPrints and Multiples on September 29th: $6,350,305 
SothebysExploration & Discovery 1576-1939: The Library of Franklin Brooke-Hitching. Part 4, Q-Z on September 30th: $2,588,824 
SothebysMade in Britain on September 30th: $1,516,916 

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

SothebysA Collection of Historical Items on September 29th: 233.24% 
PIASAJapanese Art: Estate of Madam X - Woodblock Prints on September 30th: 217.35% 
SothebysExploration & Discovery 1576-1939: The Library of Franklin Brooke-Hitching. Part 4, Q-Z on September 30th: 183.23% 
Dorotheum Posters, Advertising Art, Comics, Film and Photohistory on September 29th: 156.99% 
ALDELibrary of Georges Wendling and other Amateur Collectors on October 2nd: 155.49% 
Adams Amsterdam AuctionsDesign, Photography and Books from the Collection of Frans Molenaar on September 29th: 140.32% 
Adams Amsterdam AuctionsModern Art from the Collection of Frans Molenaar on September 28th: 130.23% 
Heritage AuctionsMerrill C. Berman Collection Part III Americana & Political on September 26th: 110.23% 

Dirk Soulis AuctionsLate Summer Sale on September 25th: 106.91%  

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys SIGNED MANAGERIAL CONTRACT WITH BRIAN EPSTEIN, 1 OCTOBER 1962 on September 29th Actual price: USD $551,150.
  2. Sothebys COWBOYS AND INDIANS (F. & S. II.377-386) on September 29th Actual price: USD $460,550.
  3. Sothebys THE GIRLS ON THE BRIDGE (W. 628; S. 488) on September 29th Actual price: USD $333,710.
  4. Sothebys CAMPBELL'S SOUP II (F. & S. II.54-63) on September 29th Actual price: USD $315,590.
  5. Sothebys $ (4) (SEE F. & S. IIA.281-282) on September 29th Actual price: USD $261,230.
  6. Sothebys PORTRAITS DE FAMILLE ET VOYAGES, 1850 – 1870 FOLIO ALBUM, on September 29th Actual price: USD $252,000.
  7. Sothebys GOETHE (F. & S. II.270-273) on September 29th Actual price: USD $224,990.
  8. Sothebys DAPHNIS & CHLOÉ (C. BKS 46; M. 308-349) on September 29th Actual price: USD $206,870.
  9. Sothebys [STATUTS DE L'ORDRE DE SAINT-MICHEL.] on September 29th Actual price: USD $191,520.
  10. Sothebys AURORA AUSTRALIS. ANTARCTICA: “PUBLISHED AT THE WINTER QUARTERS OF THE BRITISH ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION, 1907 DURING THE WINTER MONTHS OF APRIL, MAY, JUNE, JULY, 1908… on September 30th Actual price: USD $184,975.
  11. Sothebys TWO NUDES (C. 284) on September 29th Actual price: USD $160,438.
  12. Sothebys ANDY MOUSE on September 29th Actual price: USD $160,438.
  13. Sothebys CAMOUFLAGE (F. & S. II.406-413) on September 29th Actual price: USD $151,000.
  14. Sothebys $ (9) (SEE F. & S. IIA.285-286) on September 29th Actual price: USD $151,000.
  15. Sothebys RETROSPECT (L. PP. 120-121) on September 29th Actual price: USD $141,563.
  16. Sothebys MÄDCHENAKT MIT SELBSTBILDNIS. - NACKTES MÄDCHEN MIT KETTE (DUBE H.128; SCHIEFLER H.95; GERCKEN 268) on September 29th Actual price: USD $132,125.
  17. Sothebys CLUMP OF TREES WITH A VISTA (B., HOLL. 222; NEW HOLL. 272; H. 263) on September 29th Actual price: USD $132,125.
  18. Sothebys THE STAR (F. & S. IIB.258) on September 29th Actual price: USD $122,688.
  19. Sothebys FAUNE DÉVOILANT UNE FEMME (B. 230; BA. 609) on September 29th Actual price: USD $122,688.
  20. Sothebys ANGST (W. 93; S. 62) on September 29th Actual price: USD $117,025.
  21. Venator and Hanstein Birds of Europe. on September 25th Actual price: USD $96,432.
  22. Sothebys COLOGNE CATHEDRAL (F. &. S. II.361-364) on September 29th Actual price: USD $94,375.
  23. Sothebys MADONNA (W. 39; S. 33) on September 29th Actual price: USD $94,375.
  24. Sothebys DESSINS POUR LA BIBLE (CRAMER BOOKS 42; MOURLOT 230-254) on September 29th Actual price: USD $90,600.
  25. Adams Amsterdam Auctions Splendid painting in black and grey by Sýkora on September 28th Actual price: USD $86,244.

 

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

SothebysA Collection of Historical Items on September 29th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 9/20 on September 27th: 100.00% 
Adams Amsterdam AuctionsDesign, Photography and Books from the Collection of Frans Molenaar on September 29th: 99.20% 
Heritage AuctionsMerrill C. Berman Collection Part III Americana & Political on September 26th: 98.66% 
SothebysExploration & Discovery 1576-1939: The Library of Franklin Brooke-Hitching. Part 4, Q-Z on September 30th: 97.71% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 9/20 on September 27th: 96.45% 
Dirk Soulis AuctionsLate Summer Sale on September 25th: 93.90% 
ALDELibrary of Georges Wendling and other Amateur Collectors on October 2nd: 91.89% 
Lancaster Mennonite Historical SocietyRare and Used Books on July 10th: 89.16% 
Lancaster Mennonite Historical SocietyRare and Used Books on September 11th: 88.42% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 9/24 on October 1st: 88.09% 
PIASAJapanese Art: Estate of Madam X - Woodblock Prints on September 30th: 87.50% 
SothebysPrints and Multiples on September 29th: 84.48% 
SothebysMade in Britain on September 30th: 83.68% 
Potomack CompanyFine Art and Antiques - Books, Prints on September 26th: 83.33% 
Grogan and CompanySeptember Auction - Books, Prints on September 27th: 81.82% 
Leslie Hindman AuctioneersFine Prints on September 25th: 80.00% 

33 total sales reported this week: 

ALDELibrary of Georges Wendling and other Amateur Collectors on October 2nd: 91.89% 
Venator and HansteinModern and Contemporary Prints on September 26th: 56.60% 
Venator and HansteinBooks, Prints, Autographs on September 25th: 57.76% 
Grogan and CompanySeptember Auction - Books, Prints on September 27th: 81.82% 
PIASAJapanese Art: Estate of Madam X - Woodblock Prints on September 30th: 87.50% 
Potomack CompanyFine Art and Antiques - Books, Prints on September 26th: 83.33% 
Potomack CompanyPrints, Books on September 29th: 78.57% 
AuctionataPrints and Editions on September 28th: 60.00% 
Dorotheum Prints on September 30th: 64.81% 
Dorotheum Posters, Advertising Art, Comics, Film and Photohistory on September 29th: 78.55% 
Bruun RasmussenPhotographs on September 29th: 48.18% 
SothebysMade in Britain on September 30th: 83.68% 
SothebysRock and Pop on September 29th: 36.92% 
SothebysA Collection of Historical Items on September 29th: 100.00% 
SothebysExploration & Discovery 1576-1939: The Library of Franklin Brooke-Hitching. Part 4, Q-Z on September 30th: 97.71% 
SothebysPrints and Multiples on September 29th: 84.48% 
Morton Casa de SubastasBooks and Documents on September 29th: 42.77% 
Heritage AuctionsChuck Jones Birthday Auction Benefiting the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity on October 1st: 44.83% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 9/24 on October 1st: 88.09% 
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersBooks and Ephemera - Day 2 on September 25th: 68.36% 
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersBooks and Ephemera - Day 1 on September 24th: 71.69% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on September 29th: 75.31% 
Adams Amsterdam AuctionsDesign, Photography and Books from the Collection of Frans Molenaar on September 29th: 99.20% 
Adams Amsterdam AuctionsModern Art from the Collection of Frans Molenaar on September 28th: 78.68% 
Lancaster Mennonite Historical SocietyRare and Used Books on July 10th: 89.16% 
Lancaster Mennonite Historical SocietyRare and Used Books on September 11th: 88.42% 
Dirk Soulis AuctionsLate Summer Sale on September 25th: 93.90% 
EldredsPrints and Books on September 26th: 69.23% 
Leslie Hindman AuctioneersFine Prints on September 25th: 80.00% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsAdvertising, Coin-Op and Vintage Poster on September 20th: 74.97% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 9/20 on September 27th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 9/20 on September 27th: 96.45% 
Heritage AuctionsMerrill C. Berman Collection Part III Americana & Political on September 26th: 98.66%


For the week ahead 21 sales are scheduled: Mon. Oct. 5th 

Christies. New York. Photographs. 42 lots 
Dorotheum . Vienna. Scientific Instruments: Globes. 19 lots 
Vermot de Pas. Paris. Sporlympics - 2nd Part. 478 lots 
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 75 lots 

Tue. Oct. 6th 
Christies. New York. Photographs. 175 lots 
Tooveys. West Sussex. Antiquarian and Collectors Books. 414 lots 
Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers. Kilkenny. Important Country House Sale - Furness, Naas, Co. Kildare. 280 lots 

Wed. Oct. 7th 
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints. 45 lots 
Sothebys. New York. Photographs. 223 lots 
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Equestrian Library - Mr. X. 289 lots 

Thu. Oct. 8th 
Bolaffi Ambassador Auctions. Milan. Photography. 284 lots 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 10/1. 284 lots 

Fri. Oct. 9th 
Marc van de Wiele Auctions. Brugge. Books. 462 lots 
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Books, Prints. 13 lots 

Sat. Oct. 10th 
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . Estate Auction. 29 lots 
Nosbüsch & Stucke. Berlin. Books. 1203 lots 
Marc van de Wiele Auctions. Brugge. Books. 647 lots 
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Books and Prints. 20 lots 

Sun. Oct. 11th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 10/4
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 10/4
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

 

  • <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> ALBUM AMICORUM OF SCHELOMITH FLAUM. Autograph album containing drawings, autograph quotations and signatures from over 47 contributors, India, Europe, America, Israel and elsewhere, 1923–50. £40,000 to £60,000.
    <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> FLEMING, Ian (1908–1964). <i>Live and Let Die.</i> London: Jonathan Cape, 1954. £15,000 to £20,000.
    <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> HISTORY OF CINEMA. Animal Farm (1954), an animation archive from the Halas and Batchelor studios, [c.1954]. £20,000 to £30,000.
    <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> LE HAY, Jacques – [Charles de FERRIOL]. <i>Recueil de Cent Estampes representant differentes Nations du Levant...</i> Paris, 1714. [With:] <i>Explication des cents Estampes.</i> Paris, 1715. £25,000 to £35,000.
    <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> THE LAST JUDGEMENT, historiated initial 'A' on a leaf from an Antiphonal on vellum illuminated by Nikolaus Bertschi [Augsburg, first quarter 16th century]. £7,000 to £10,000.
    <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> VALTURIUS, Robertus (1413–1484). <i>De re militari.</i> [Verona:] Johannes Nicolai de Verona, 1472. £170,000 to £250,000.
  • <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.
  • <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> AN EARLY DUTCH POCKET GLOBE ATTRIBUTED TO WILLEM BLAEU, AFTER C.1618. £70,000 to £100,000.
    <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> BLAEU, Johannes (1596-1673). £50,000 to £70,000.
    <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> BLAEU, Johannes. <i>Theatrum Statuum Regiae Celsitudinis Sabaudiae Ducis, Pedemontii principis, ... pars prima, exhibens Pedemontium ...</i> Amsterdam, 1682. £70,000 to £100,000.
    <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> DUDLEY, Sir Robert, self-styled Duke of Northumberland and Earl of Warwick. <i>Arcano del Mare.</i> Florence, 1661. £500,000 to £700,000.
    <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> The Mainz Psalter: <i>Psalterium Benedictinum cum canticis et hymnis,</i> for Bursfeld use. [Mainz:] Johann Fust and Peter Schoeffer, 29 August 1459. £5,000 to £10,000.
  • <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> SHAKESPEARE, William. <i>Comedies, Histories and Tragedies. Published according to the true Originall Copies.</i> The second Impression. London, 1632. £120,000 to £180,000.
    <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> [GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang von (1749–1832)]. <i>Das Römische Carneval.</i> Berlin and Gotha, 1789. £20,000 to £30,000.
    <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> [SHAKESPEARE, William]. Manuscript part for a contemporary analogue to <i>Henry IV,</i> part I, n.p. [perhaps Oxford or London], n.d. [c.1580s – before c.1620]. £25,000 to £35,000.
    <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang von (1749–1832). <i>Faust. Ein Fragment... Ächte Ausgabe.</i> Leipzig: Georg Joachim Göschen, 1790. £3,000 to £5,000.
    <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> SHAKESPEARE, William. <i>The Tragedy of Hamlet Prince of Denmark. As it is now Acted at his Highness the Duke of York's Theatre.</i> London, 1683. £60,000 to £90,000.
    <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> [GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang von (1749–1832)]. <i>Die Leiden des jungen Werthers.</i> Leipzig: Weygand, 1774. £15,000 to £20,000.