• <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>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
  • <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

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32 Auctions Archived, 37 Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday November 14 thirty-two auctions were archived to the RBH Database; 7 in euros, 6 in British pounds, and 19 in US dollars.  Turnover was $14,028,448 as 9,317 lots were offered and 6,442 sold for a 69% success rate.  It was another strong week.

4 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

ChristiesPhotographs on November 12th: $3,302,903 
SothebysPhotographs on November 13th: $1,722,776 
Zisska and LacherBooks and Prints on November 6th: $1,387,496 
BonhamsBooks on November 11th: $1,328,497 

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

FerratonPosters, Photographs and Prints on November 7th: 176.95% 
Dallas Auction GalleryFine Arts -- Historical Documents, Books, Prints on November 4th: 143.00% 
OSENATAutomobilia on November 8th: 130.97% 

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

John McInnis AuctioneersOn Site Auction - Arundel, ME - Session 2 - Prints, Book on November 8th: 100.00% 
John McInnis AuctioneersOn Site Auction - Arundel, ME on November 7th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 11/1 on November 8th: 99.51% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 11/5 on November 12th: 98.70% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 11/1 on November 8th: 98.03% 
Heritage AuctionsSpace Exploration on November 6th: 92.67% 
Heritage AuctionsAmericana and Political on November 7th: 92.31% 
Dallas Auction GalleryFine Arts -- Historical Documents, Books, Prints on November 4th: 92.00% 
Brunk AuctionsBooks and Prints on November 8th: 91.53% 
Addison and SarovaFine & Rare Books, Featuring Selections from the Robert Easton Library on November 7th: 91.32% 
FerratonPosters, Photographs and Prints on November 7th: 89.69% 
Mid Hudson Auction GalleriesIn Association with Guernsey's: Gilbert Jones Collection on November 7th: 88.89% 
EldredsFine and Decorative Arts - Prints on November 7th: 83.82% 
OSENATAutomobilia on November 8th: 83.56% 
Swann Galleries19th & 20th Century Literature Featuring The Lawrence M. Solomon Collection on November 10th: 83.07% 

32 total sales reported this week: 

Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents: Natural History and Sporting Art on November 13th: 65.26% 
SothebysPhotographs on November 13th: 53.33% 
Stockholms AuktionsverkPrints and Photographs on November 10th: 69.23% 
AderAncient and Modern Books on November 10th: 64.06% 
OSENATAutomobilia on November 8th: 83.56% 
Lyon and Turnbull19th and 20th Century Pictures on November 12th: 51.72% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 11/5 on November 12th: 98.70% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsImportant Books and Manuscripts on November 12th: 67.57% 
ChristiesPhotographs on November 12th: 75.00% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsMotoring Literature, Automobilia, Early Cycling and Railwayana on November 12th: 76.89% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsTravel & Natural History, Maps, Prints, Sporting Art on November 11th: 76.14% 
Leslie Hindman AuctioneersFine Books and Manuscripts on November 11th: 62.59% 
BonhamsBooks on November 11th: 75.00% 
Paige AuctionJoy of Collecting on November 10th: 78.79% 
Swann Galleries19th & 20th Century Literature Featuring The Lawrence M. Solomon Collection on November 10th: 83.07% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on November 10th: 79.71% 
Brunk AuctionsBooks and Prints on November 8th: 91.53% 
FerratonPosters, Photographs and Prints on November 7th: 89.69% 
Michaans AuctionsEstate Auction on November 7th: 47.92% 
Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic BooksellersNumismatic Books on November 7th: 68.51% 
John McInnis AuctioneersOn Site Auction - Arundel, ME - Session 2 - Prints, Book on November 8th: 100.00% 
John McInnis AuctioneersOn Site Auction - Arundel, ME on November 7th: 100.00% 
Mid Hudson Auction GalleriesIn Association with Guernsey's: Gilbert Jones Collection on November 8th: 73.93% 
Mid Hudson Auction GalleriesIn Association with Guernsey's: Gilbert Jones Collection on November 7th: 88.89% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 11/1 on November 8th: 98.03% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 11/1 on November 8th: 99.51% 
Zisska and LacherBooks and Prints on November 6th: 19.06% 
Addison and SarovaFine & Rare Books, Featuring Selections from the Robert Easton Library on November 7th: 91.32% 
EldredsFine and Decorative Arts - Prints on November 7th: 83.82% 
Dallas Auction GalleryFine Arts -- Historical Documents, Books, Prints on November 4th: 92.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSpace Exploration on November 6th: 92.67% 
Heritage AuctionsAmericana and Political on November 7th: 92.31%

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Zisska and Lacher EUGIPPIUS – EXCERPTA EX OPERIBUS SANCTI AUGUSTINI - Incipit liber Eugepii scarsum ex dictis sancti Augustini. Lateinische Handschrift auf Pergament. on November 6th Actual price: USD $702,000.
  2. Sothebys WASSERTÜRME (TRICHTER)', 1972 on November 13th Actual price: USD $443,880.
  3. Christies Man in Polyester Suit, 1980 on November 12th Actual price: USD $386,805.
  4. Christies 23. Rome. Jupiter Tonnant, 1842 on November 12th Actual price: USD $187,785.
  5. Bonhams On Liberty, on November 11th Actual price: USD $167,960.
  6. Christies 74. Près d'Alexandrie. Le désert., 1842 on November 12th Actual price: USD $142,845.
  7. Brunk Auctions A Plan of the Posts of York and Gloucester in the Province of Virginia. on November 8th Actual price: USD $141,600.
  8. Christies Natcho Aguirre, Santa Clara, Mexique, 1934 on November 12th Actual price: USD $123,585.
  9. Heritage Auctions R. M. S. Titanic: A Remarkable Final Dinner Menu from the Night the Ship Famously Struck the Fatal Iceberg. on November 7th Actual price: USD $118,750.
  10. Christies Tour Eiffel, 1925 on November 12th Actual price: USD $110,745.
  11. Christies Die Solotänzerin "Gerda Juré", Städtische Oper, Berlin, vers 1930 on November 12th Actual price: USD $104,325.
  12. Christies 26 et 28. Rome. Jupiter Tonnant et église Saint Luc, 1842 2 on November 12th Actual price: USD $104,325.
  13. Heritage Auctions John F. Kennedy: Dallas Limousine License Plates. on November 7th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  14. Christies Marchand d'abat-jour rue Lepic, 1898 on November 12th Actual price: USD $91,485.
  15. Sothebys EDWARD ROOP, COAL MINER, PAONIA, COLORADO', 12/10/79 DE LA SÉRIE IN THE AMERICAN WEST on November 13th Actual price: USD $91,368.
  16. Ader Le Tretté de la grammere francoeze.[Suivi de] La Reponse de Louis Meigret à l'apolojie de Jaqes Pelletier.Defenses de Louis Meigret touchant son Orthographe Françoeze, contre les censures e calõnies de Glaumalis du Vezelet, e de ses adherans. on November 10th Actual price: USD $83,009.
  17. Christies Pelota, 1930 on November 12th Actual price: USD $81,213.
  18. Sothebys HANSEL NICHOLAS BURUM, COAL MINER, SOMERSET, COLORADO', 12/17/79 DE LA SÉRIE IN THE AMERICAN WEST on November 13th Actual price: USD $81,000.
  19. Christies Fabrik, 1993 on November 12th Actual price: USD $78,645.
  20. Christies A Jewish giant at home with his parents in the Bronx, NY, 1970 on November 12th Actual price: USD $72,225.
  21. Christies Gênes, 1842 on November 12th Actual price: USD $72,225.
  22. Bonhams Despatch box, on November 11th Actual price: USD $66,500.
  23. Christies 83. Rosette. Rue ? (publiée), 1842 on November 12th Actual price: USD $65,805.
  24. Swann Galleries Red Harvest. on November 10th Actual price: USD $65,000.
  25. Christies 9. Coupole St. Pierre et jardins du Vatican, Rome, 1842 on November 12th Actual price: USD $63,237.


For the week ahead 37 sales are scheduled:


Mon. Nov. 16th
Quagga Rare Books and Art. Stellenbosch. Collectable out-of-print books including Anglo-Boer War. - Internet bidstart 11/9. 27 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 65 lots

Tue. Nov. 17th
Burgersdijk and Niermans. Leiden. Antiquarian Books. 1241 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Books and Maps. 244 lots
Bonhams. New York. Post War and Contemporary Prints and Multiples. 165 lots
Jacksons Auction. Cedar Falls, Iowa . World Treasures: Important Russian, European, Asian & American Works. 82 lots
Artcurial. Paris. Modern Books and Manuscripts. 57 lots
Sothebys. London. Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History. 181 lots
Tajan. Paris. Books and Prints. 260 lots

Wed. Nov. 18th
Pandolfini. Florence . Books, Prints and Drawings. 123 lots
ALDE. Paris. Binders, Original, Modern, Illustrated. 372 lots
PIASA. Paris. Pierre Székely (1923-2001) Sculptures, reliefs and prints. 53 lots

Thu. Nov. 19th
RR Auction. Amherst. Animation Auction - Online bidstart 11/12. 491 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Rare and important Travel Posters. 216 lots
Freemans. Philadelphia. The Sporting Sale. 8 lots
Ader. PARIS. Antique and Modern Prints - Day 1. 339 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Bibliophile. 419 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Photographs. 168 lots
Heritage Auctions. Beverly Hills. Comics. 1272 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Books & Manuscripts. 289 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books and Ephemera - Day 1. 832 lots
One Of Kind Collictibles. Coral Gables. Autographs, Documents and Photographs. 218 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 3/6. 400 lots
Kestenbaum and Company. New York. PART II: RABBINIC MANUSCRIPTS FROM AN IMPORTANT COLLECTION. 305 lots

Fri. Nov. 20th
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. American History. 307 lots
Ader. PARIS. Antique and Modern Prints - Day 2. 337 lots
Romantic Agony Book and Print Auctions. Brussels. Antiquarian Books. 1302 lots
Christian Hesse Auktionen. Hamburg. Rare Books and Manuscripts. 1349 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books and Ephemera - Day 2. 282 lots

Sat. Nov. 21st
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Louisiana Purchase Auction. 119 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters. 1081 lots
Artcurial. Paris. Comic Strips. 318 lots
Potomack Company. Alexandria. Live Auction - Books, Prints. 24 lots
Arader Galleries. New York City. The Most Important American Maps and Audubon. 217 lots

Sun. Nov. 22nd
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 11/15.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 11/15.
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Louisiana Purchase Auction - Day 2. 60 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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.