• <center><b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Books & Works on Paper,<br>to include Travel, Sciences, <br>Sport & Illustrated Art<br>November 20, 2019</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Nov. 20:</b> [Herberstein, Sigismund von, & al.] <i>Rerum Moscoviticarum…,</i> 4 plates, illustrations, folio, Andreas Wevhelius, Frankfurt, 1600. £1,500 to £2,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Nov. 20:</b> Bowen (Emmanuel) & Owen (John). <i>Britannia Depicta…,</i> fourth edition, engraved title and 273 maps, 4to, Thomas Bowles, 1753. £700 to £900
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Nov. 20:</b> Geographical Game.- Jefferys (Thomas). <i>The Royal Geographical Pastime or the Tour of Europe,</i> FIRST EDITION, engraving of Europe, map c. 507 x 665 mm, Thomas Jefferys, 1768. £600 to £800
    <center><b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Books & Works on Paper,<br>to include Travel, Sciences, <br>Sport & Illustrated Art<br>November 20, 2019</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Nov. 20:</b> Germany.- Homann (Johann Baptist). <i>Atlas Novus Terrarum Orbis Imperia... Atlas von Deutschland,</i> engraved half title, 87 maps only, folio, Erben, Nuremberg, 1753. £8,000 to £10,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Nov. 20:</b> Iceland [Løvenørns (Poul)]. <i>Beskrivelse over den Iislandske…,</i> 10 engraved maps and plates, vignettes, 4to, Copenhagen, F. W. Thiele, 1788. £600 to £800
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Nov. 20:</b> Lewis (John Frederick). <i>Illustrations of Constantinople…,</i> FIRST EDITION, frontispiece and 26 views folio, T. McLean, D.& P. Colnaghi & John F. Lewis, [1838]. £2,000 to £3,000
    <center><b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Books & Works on Paper,<br>to include Travel, Sciences, <br>Sport & Illustrated Art<br>November 20, 2019</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Nov. 20:</b> Lilford (Lord, Thomas Littleton Powys, 4th Baron). <i>Coloured Figures of the Birds of the British Islands,</i> 7 vol., second edition, [one of 450 sets], 421 plates, large 8vo, 1891-97. £1,800 to £2,200
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Nov. 20:</b> Londres [panorama], engraving, 350 x 520mm, chez Baltazar Moncornet, Paris, c.1666-68. £800 to £1,200
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Nov. 20:</b> Van Keulen (Joannes). <i> Niewe Pas Caarte Strekkende van Pta Cataon tot Pta Lamtaon…,</i> copper engraved map, hand coloured, 510 x 585mm, Amsterdam, [1753]. £1,200 to £1,500
    <center><b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Books & Works on Paper,<br>to include Travel, Sciences, <br>Sport & Illustrated Art<br>November 20, 2019</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Nov. 20:</b> Goethe (Johann Wolfgang von). <i> Prologue dans le ciel, Traduction de Gerard de Nerval…,</i> 11 double sheets with calligraphic handwriting, 33 fine gouaches, Philippe Gonin, [Paris, c. 1932]. £400 to £600
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Nov. 20:</b> Murphy (Jill, author and illustrator) ARR. <i> Peace at Last & The Large Family: All in One Piece,</i> 10 pieces of original artwork from the two books, 1980 & 1987 (12). £1,800 to £2,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Nov. 20:</b> Rembrandt (Harmensz. van Rijn). Christ at Emmaus: the larger plate, etching and drypoint, 212 x 161mm, sheet 225 x 170mm, 1654. £1,000 to £1,500
  • <center><b>Skinner Auctions <br>Fine Books & Manuscripts <i>online</i><br> November 11-17
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    <center><b>Skinner Auctions <br>Fine Books & Manuscripts <i>online</i><br> November 11-17
    <center><b>Skinner Rare Book Auction November 11-17</b>
    <center><b>Skinner Rare Book Auction November 11-17</b>
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    <center><b>Skinner Auctions <br>Fine Books & Manuscripts <i>online</i><br> November 11-17
    <center><b>Skinner Rare Book Auction November 11-17</b>
    <center><b>Skinner Rare Book Auction November 11-17</b>
    <center><b>Skinner Rare Book Auction November 11-17</b>
    <center><b>Skinner Auctions <br>Fine Books & Manuscripts <i>online</i><br> November 11-17
    <center><b>Skinner Rare Book Auction November 11-17</b>
    <center><b>Skinner Rare Book Auction November 11-17</b>
    <center><b>Skinner Rare Book Auction November 11-17</b>
  • <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>M. Beckmann, <i>Fanferlieschen Schönefüßchen,</i> 1924. Est: € 10,000
  • <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.

Auction Update Review

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63 Sales Archived, 7 Upcoming

 For the week ended Saturday 19 December 63 sales were archived to the RBH database; 23 denominated in euros, 6 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 33 in US dollars.  Turnover was a stellar $48,465,294 as 17,715 lots were offered and 13,575 sold for a 76% success rate.  This is an extraordinary report.

11 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Pierre Berge and AssociesLibrary of Pierre Berge on December 11th: $13,017,168 
SothebysRobert Frank: The Americans The Ruth and Jake Bloom Collection on December 17th: $3,739,375 
Swann GalleriesAfrican American Fine Art - Prints on December 15th: $3,136,382 
ChristiesMaurice Burrus (1882-1959): The Library of a Man of Taste on December 15th: $2,692,791 
SothebysEnglish Literature, History, Children's Books & Illustrations on December 15th: $2,464,238 
SothebysFine Books and Manuscripts, Including Americana on December 14th: $2,313,375 
Profiles in HistoryDocDave Winiewicz Collection Featuring the Works of Master Frank Frazetta on December 11th: $2,166,972 
Ketterer Kunst DoerlingRare Books on November 24th: $1,860,337 
Heritage AuctionsAnimation Art on December 15th: $1,662,902 
SothebysBooks and Manuscripts on December 17th: $1,571,658 
Kedem AuctionRare and Important Items on December 2nd: $1,309,950 

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

ChristiesMRS THATCHER - PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE RIGHT HONOURABLE THE BARONESS THATCHER OF KESTEVE on December 15th: 849.52% 
Carlsen GalleryDecember Antiques Auction - Prints on December 6th: 176.88% 
Profiles in HistoryMorris Everett, Jr. The Auction Part II - Day2 on December 8th: 169.13% 
Profiles in HistoryDocDave Winiewicz Collection Featuring the Works of Master Frank Frazetta on December 11th: 165.17% 
Aspire AuctionsDecember Online Auction - Prints Internet bidstart 12/4 on December 12th: 163.55% 
Robert Siegel GalleriesPostal History on December 10th: 155.32% 
Ketterer Kunst DoerlingModern Art - Prints on December 5th: 148.48% 
AderLetters and Autograph Manuscripts - Regarding the Josephine Baker Collection on November 26th: 148.02% 
ChristiesMaurice Burrus (1882-1959): The Library of a Man of Taste on December 15th: 147.23% 
Heritage AuctionsCivil War and Militaria on December 12th: 142.64% 
Profiles in HistoryMorris Everett, Jr. The Auction Part II - Day1 on December 7th: 140.40% 
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersSelected Quality Pictures - Prints on December 11th: 138.84% 
SothebysBooks and Manuscripts on December 17th: 130.42% 
Profiles in HistoryMorris Everett, Jr. The Auction Part II - Day3 on December 9th: 124.87% 
Kedem AuctionRare and Important Items on December 2nd: 117.74% 
Waverly AuctionsRare Books on December 3rd: 116.35% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents: Science, Medicine and Cookery on December 16th: 108.75% 
ALDEBinders, Original, Modern, Illustrated on December 14th: 108.58% 
Stockholms AuktionsverkRare Books, Maps and Manuscripts on December 15th: 107.90% 
Swann GalleriesAfrican American Fine Art - Prints on December 15th: 107.73% 
SothebysEnglish Literature, History, Children's Books & Illustrations on December 15th: 107.36% 
Dirk Soulis AuctionsFine Art, Traditional Antiques and Contemporary Western Art - Prints, Maps on December 12th: 103.77% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsChildren's and Illustrated Books on December 17th: 103.63% 
Ketterer Kunst DoerlingContemporary Art - Prints on December 5th: 101.42% 
Bruun RasmussenModern and Contemporary Prints on December 15th: 101.04% 


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

ChristiesMRS THATCHER - PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE RIGHT HONOURABLE THE BARONESS THATCHER OF KESTEVE on December 15th: 100.00% 
Aspire AuctionsDecember Online Auction - Prints Internet bidstart 12/4 on December 12th: 100.00% 
Dirk Soulis AuctionsFine Art, Traditional Antiques and Contemporary Western Art - Prints, Maps on December 12th: 100.00% 
Carlsen GalleryDecember Antiques Auction - Prints on December 6th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 12/6 on December 13th: 99.52% 
Heritage AuctionsAnimation Art on December 15th: 99.33% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 12/10 on December 17th: 98.73% 
Alaska AuctionDecember 11th Auction on December 11th: 98.11% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 12/6 on December 13th: 97.92% 
Profiles in HistoryDocDave Winiewicz Collection Featuring the Works of Master Frank Frazetta on December 11th: 94.57% 
Heritage AuctionsCivil War and Militaria on December 12th: 93.36% 
Waverly AuctionsRare Books on December 3rd: 92.62% 
Profiles in HistoryMorris Everett, Jr. The Auction Part II - Day1 on December 7th: 92.05% 
Profiles in HistoryMorris Everett, Jr. The Auction Part II - Day2 on December 8th: 91.99% 
Grogan and CompanyDecember Auction on December 6th: 90.91% 
Michaans AuctionsEstate Auction on December 12th: 90.00% 
SothebysRobert Frank: The Americans The Ruth and Jake Bloom Collection on December 17th: 89.61% 
Clars Auction GalleryPrints on December 12th: 89.22% 
ChristiesMaurice Burrus (1882-1959): The Library of a Man of Taste on December 15th: 86.90% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents: Science, Medicine and Cookery on December 16th: 86.72% 
Cowans AuctionsThe Golden Age of Travel - Internet bidstart 12/3 on December 14th: 86.36% 
Kedem AuctionRare and Important Items on December 2nd: 85.84% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsThe Bibliophile Sale: Books and Works on Paper on December 17th: 85.41% 
Winter AssociatesDecember Sale - Prints, Books, Ephemera on December 7th: 85.29% 
Bruun RasmussenModern and Contemporary Prints on December 15th: 85.07% 
SothebysBooks and Manuscripts on December 17th: 84.85% 
Profiles in HistoryMorris Everett, Jr. The Auction Part II - Day3 on December 9th: 84.15% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsChildren's and Illustrated Books on December 17th: 83.33% 
Ketterer Kunst DoerlingModern Art - Prints on December 5th: 80.95% 
Swann GalleriesAfrican American Fine Art - Prints on December 15th: 80.00% 


63 total sales reported this week: 

Ketterer Kunst DoerlingRare Books on November 24th: 64.06% 
Ketterer Kunst DoerlingModern Art - Prints on December 5th: 80.95% 
Ketterer Kunst DoerlingContemporary Art - Prints on December 5th: 64.29% 
Profiles in HistoryDocDave Winiewicz Collection Featuring the Works of Master Frank Frazetta on December 11th: 94.57% 
ALDELetters and Handwritten Autographs on December 16th: 56.23% 
SothebysRobert Frank: The Americans The Ruth and Jake Bloom Collection on December 17th: 89.61% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsChildren's and Illustrated Books on December 17th: 83.33% 
PBA GalleriesRare Americana with Manuscript Material on December 17th: 76.40% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsThe Bibliophile Sale: Books and Works on Paper on December 17th: 85.41% 
ALDEBinders, Original, Modern, Illustrated on December 14th: 67.15% 
Minerva Auctions RomaAn Important International Prints Collection on December 10th: 46.34% 
Dirk Soulis AuctionsFine Art, Traditional Antiques and Contemporary Western Art - Prints, Maps on December 12th: 100.00% 
Leslie Hindman AuctioneersFine Prints on December 15th: 63.82% 
Alaska AuctionDecember 11th Auction on December 11th: 98.11% 
Heritage AuctionsAnimation Art on December 15th: 99.33% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 12/10 on December 17th: 98.73% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents: Science, Medicine and Cookery on December 16th: 86.72% 
Cowans AuctionsThe Golden Age of Travel - Internet bidstart 12/3 on December 14th: 86.36% 
Bruun RasmussenPhotographs on December 15th: 66.95% 
Bruun RasmussenModern and Contemporary Prints on December 15th: 85.07% 
Bruun RasmussenOld Master Prints on December 14th: 66.67% 
Waverly AuctionsRare Books on December 3rd: 92.62% 
AderModern Prints - Henri M. Petiet Collection on December 10th: 67.38% 
AderLetters and Autograph Manuscripts - Regarding the Josephine Baker Collection on November 26th: 78.15% 
Pierre Berge and AssociesEdition on December 15th: 38.35% 
Profiles in HistoryMorris Everett, Jr. The Auction Part II - Day3 on December 9th: 84.15% 
Profiles in HistoryMorris Everett, Jr. The Auction Part II - Day2 on December 8th: 91.99% 
Profiles in HistoryMorris Everett, Jr. The Auction Part II - Day1 on December 7th: 92.05% 
Profiles in HistoryAnimation and Disneyana on December 10th: 47.95% 
Aspire AuctionsDecember Online Auction - Prints Internet bidstart 12/4 on December 12th: 100.00% 
Pierre Berge and AssociesLibrary of Pierre Berge on December 11th: 78.72% 
Hauswedell and NolteContemporary Art - Prints on December 12th: 59.26% 
Hauswedell and NolteModern Art - Part 2 - Prints on December 11th: 64.40% 
Hauswedell and NolteModern Art, Part 1- Prints on December 11th: 54.55% 
Cowans AuctionsWorks on Paper - Prints on December 11th: 63.33% 
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersSelected Quality Pictures - Prints on December 11th: 35.90% 
Morton Casa de SubastasAuction Year of Graphic Art and Paintings on December 10th: 41.03% 
Binoche et GiquelloScience Books on December 9th: 38.17% 
Grays AuctioneersJewelry, Fine Art and Antiques - Books and Prints on December 9th: 44.44% 
Goldberg Coins and CollectiblesCoins, Manuscripts and Space Memorabilia on December 6th: 74.17% 
Grogan and CompanyDecember Auction on December 6th: 90.91% 
Winter AssociatesDecember Sale - Prints, Books, Ephemera on December 7th: 85.29% 
Stockholms AuktionsverkRare Books, Maps and Manuscripts on December 15th: 76.23% 
RR AuctionFine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 11/20 on December 9th: 60.06% 
Swann GalleriesAfrican American Fine Art - Prints on December 15th: 80.00% 
ChristiesMaurice Burrus (1882-1959): The Library of a Man of Taste on December 15th: 86.90% 
SothebysBooks and Manuscripts on December 17th: 84.85% 
SothebysEnglish Literature, History, Children's Books & Illustrations on December 15th: 68.25% 
SothebysFine Books and Manuscripts, Including Americana on December 14th: 46.30% 
ChristiesMRS THATCHER - PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE RIGHT HONOURABLE THE BARONESS THATCHER OF KESTEVE on December 15th: 100.00% 
Carlsen GalleryDecember Antiques Auction - Prints on December 6th: 100.00% 
Bloomsbury Philobiblon1500 Sixteenth Century Books on December 2nd: 70.26% 
Robert Siegel GalleriesPostal History on December 10th: 78.47% 
Kedem AuctionRare and Important Items on December 2nd: 85.84% 
AuctionataEditions .. For You or Someone Special - Prints on December 11th: 31.97% 
AuctionataAmerican and European Fine Art - Prints on December 10th: 23.53% 
Auctionata100 Masterworks - Prints on December 7th: 6.25% 
Clars Auction GalleryPrints on December 13th: 73.49% 
Clars Auction GalleryPrints on December 12th: 89.22% 
Michaans AuctionsEstate Auction on December 12th: 90.00% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 12/6 on December 13th: 97.92% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 12/6 on December 13th: 99.52% 
Heritage AuctionsCivil War and Militaria on December 12th: 93.36% 

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys TYPED LETTER SIGNED, IN CHINESE CHARACTERS, ALSO SIGNED BY ZHU DE, TO CLEMENT ATTLEE on December 15th Actual price: USD $907,500.
  2. Sothebys AVES AD VIVUM DEPICTAE A PETRO HOLYSTEN CELEBERRIMO PICTURE. on December 14th Actual price: USD $850,000.
  3. Pierre Berge and Associes [L'Éducation sentimentale. Résumés et plans. on December 11th Actual price: USD $640,615.
  4. Pierre Berge and Associes Euvres de Louïze Labé Lionnoize. on December 11th Actual price: USD $586,289.
  5. Pierre Berge and Associes [Ruines gothiques]. on December 11th Actual price: USD $545,545.
  6. Pierre Berge and Associes Madame Bovary. Moeurs de province. on December 11th Actual price: USD $502,085.
  7. Pierre Berge and Associes L'Air de l'eau. on December 11th Actual price: USD $464,057.
  8. Sothebys POBLACHT NA H EIREANN. THE PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT OF THE IRISH REPUBLIC TO THE PEOPLE OF IRELAND. [DUBLIN: CHRISTOPHER BRADY, MICHAEL MOLLOY AND LIAM O'BRIEN, 23 APRIL, 1916] on December 15th Actual price: USD $457,500.
  9. Pierre Berge and Associes [Les Journées de Florbelle]. Dernières analises et dernière observation sur ce grand ouvrage. on December 11th Actual price: USD $436,894.
  10. Sothebys A HIGHLY IMPORTANT ARCHIVE OF A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, INCLUDING THE FIRST WORKING DRAFT OF THE STAGE PLAY, A DRAFT OF THE SCREENPLAY, CORRESPONDENCE, AND OTHER ANCILLARY MATERIAL. on December 14th Actual price: USD $406,000.
  11. Pierre Berge and Associes STAEL, Germaine Necker, baronne de.Considérations sur les principaux événemens de la Révolution françoise, ouvrage posthume, publié par M. le duc de Broglie et M. le baron de Staël. on December 11th Actual price: USD $382,568.
  12. Pierre Berge and Associes [Confessiones]. on December 11th Actual price: USD $355,405.
  13. Pierre Berge and Associes Les Poésies. on December 11th Actual price: USD $328,243.
  14. Pierre Berge and Associes Les Fleurs du Mal. on December 11th Actual price: USD $307,871.
  15. Sothebys ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES BY MEANS OF NATURAL SELECTION, OR THE PRESERVATION OF FAVOURED RACES IN THE STRUGGLE FOR LIFE. on December 14th Actual price: USD $298,000.
  16. Pierre Berge and Associes Tiers livre des faictz et dictz heroiques du noble Pantagruel, composez par M. on December 11th Actual price: USD $287,498.
  17. Hauswedell and Nolte KLEINE WELTEN. ZWÖLF BLATT ORIGINALGRAPHIK on December 11th Actual price: USD $281,220.
  18. Pierre Berge and Associes Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies. on December 11th Actual price: USD $273,917.
  19. Pierre Berge and Associes Opera [en grec]. on December 11th Actual price: USD $267,126.
  20. Pierre Berge and Associes [La Comedia, avec le commentaire de Cristoforo Landino]. on December 11th Actual price: USD $260,336.
  21. Pierre Berge and Associes La Prose du Transsibérien et de la Petite Jehanne de France. Couleurs simultanées deMme Delaunay-Terk. on December 11th Actual price: USD $253,545.
  22. Sothebys 'NEW ORLEANS' (TROLLEY) on December 17th Actual price: USD $237,500.
  23. Sothebys 'HOBOKEN' (PARADE) on December 17th Actual price: USD $237,500.
  24. Pierre Berge and Associes Fables choisies, mises en vers. on December 11th Actual price: USD $233,173.
  25. Pierre Berge and Associes El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha. on December 11th Actual price: USD $233,173.


For the week ahead 7 sales are scheduled: 


Tue. Dec. 22nd 
Sothebys. New York. Important Judaica. 79 lots 
Sothebys. New York. The Valmadonna Trust Library: Part I Magnificent Manuscripts and the Bomberg Talmud. 12 lots 
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Lee's Summit . Jesse Barnes Lithographs Online Auction - bidstart 12/12. 24 lots 

Wed. Dec. 23rd 
Soler Y Llach. Barcelona. PHILATELIC LIBRARY AND POSTAL HISTORY.

Thu. Dec. 24th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 12/17. 229 lots 

Sun. Dec. 27th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 12/20
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 12/20

And now, for a few weeks, the auction houses will slow down for a well-needed rest.  The number of sales upcoming is 7, each looking to benefit from the robust audience that expects appealing material every week, even in the weeks that have traditionally been quiet.  Truth be told, collectors, institutions and dealers buy every day.

 

Best wishes for the holidays,

 

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

 

  • <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> SMITH, CHRISTOPHER WEBB. 1793-1871. <i>Indian Ornithology.</i> [Patna, India]: 1828. $50,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> DUPRÉ, LOUIS. 1789-1837. <i>Voyage à Athènes et à Constantinople, ou Collection de portraits, vues et costumes grecs et ottomans.</i> Paris: Dondey-Dupré, 1825. $60,000 to $90,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> ADAMS, JOHN. Autograph Letter Signed ("J Adams"), [to Dr. Perkins?] while recovering from his small pox inoculation, [late-April, 1764]. $30,000 to $50,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> AUSTEN, JANE. Autograph Letter Signed ("J. Austen"), to her sister Cassandra, 4 pp, "Thursday – after dinner," [September 16, 1813,] Henrietta St. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES. 1785-1851. <i>The Birds of America, from Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories.</i> New York & Philadelphia: J.J. Audubon & J.B. Chevalier, 1840-1844. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> DODWELL, EDWARD. 1767-1832. <i>Views in Greece.</i> London: Rodwell and Martin, 1821. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> JAMES, JESSE. Autograph Letter Signed ("Jesse W. James"), to Mr. Flood demanding Flood retract spurious accusations, 3 pp, June 5, 1875. $200,000 to $300,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> DE CORDOBA, JACOB. <i>Map of the State of Texas.</i> New York, 1866. $15,000 to $20,000
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> ARNOLD, BENEDICT. Autograph bookseller's receipt for Dr. John Dickinson, Signed ("B. Arnold"), February 1767. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> EINSTEIN, ALBERT. 4 Typed Letters Signed ("A Einstein") to Cleveland E. Dodge offering early reports on the meetings of the Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> EISENHOWER, DWIGHT D. Typed Letter Signed ("Dwight D. Eisenhower") to General Henri Giraud written from a secret bunker in Gibraltar on the eve of Operation Torch, November 4 [but 6], 1942. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> Early Broadside Printing of the GADSDEN PURCHASE, Puebla, August 16, 1854. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> ALLEN, ETHAN. Autograph Letter Signed to Crevecouer during the Constitutional Debates in Congress, 2 pp, August 29, 1787. $30,000 to $50,000.
  • <b>Old World Auctions (Nov 13):</b> Lot 4. First printed world map to depict western Australia, 1680. Est. $7500 - $9000
    <b>Old World Auctions (Nov 13):</b> Lot 31. One of the finest celestial charts ever produced, 1708. Est. $2500 - $3250
    <b>Old World Auctions (Nov 13):</b> Lot 35. Stunning French armillary sphere, 1805. Est. $4000 - $5000
    <b>Old World Auctions (Nov 13):</b> Lot 47. Speed's popular carte-a-figures map of the Americas, 1626. Est. $4750 - $6000
    <b>Old World Auctions (Nov 13):</b> Lot 110. 1960 election map of the United States, 1960. Est. $250 - $325
    <b>Old World Auctions (Nov 13):</b> Lot 115.<br>Arrowsmith's large-format map used by Lewis & Clark, 1802. Est. $8000 - $10000
    <b>Old World Auctions (Nov 13):</b> Lot 359. German WWI propaganda map showing a "European brawl", 1914. Est. $1400 - $1700
    <b>Old World Auctions (Nov 13):</b> Lot 380. The "Beetle" map of northern Europe, 1746. Est. $240 - $300
    <b>Old World Auctions (Nov 13):</b> Lot 476. Braun & Hogenberg's first plan of Moscow, 1575. Est. $2400 - $3000
    <b>Old World Auctions (Nov 13):</b> Lot 582. The first European-printed map of China, 1584. Est. $5500 - $6500
    <b>Old World Auctions (Nov 13):</b> Lot 673. Complete French atlas with 62 maps in contemporary color, 1787. Est. $2750 - $3500
    <b>Old World Auctions (Nov 13):</b> Lot 676. Finley's early and important American atlas, 1828. Est. $4500 - $5500
  • <b><center>Sotheby’s<br>Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History<br>Auction London 12 November<br>On view 8 – 11 November</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s London, Nov. 12:</b> Dinner plate from the British Antarctic Expedition (Terra Nova), 1910-1913, Dunn Bennett Patent. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s London, Nov. 12:</b> Hermann Schlegel, and A.H. Verster van Wulverhorst. <i>Traité de Fauconnerie.</i> Leiden and Dusseldorf, 1844-1853. £30,000 to £40,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s London, Nov. 12:</b> Pierre Joseph Redouté. Album de Redouté. Paris, [1824]. £50,000 to £60,000.
    <b><center>Sotheby’s<br>Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History<br>Auction London 12 November<br>On view 8 – 11 November</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s London, Nov. 12:</b> Jakob Christoph Trew. <i>Hortus nitidissimis omnen per annum superbiens floribus.</i> Nuremberg, 1750 [-1786]. £70,000 to £90,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s London, Nov. 12:</b> Samuel de Champlain. <i>Les voyages de la Novvelle France occidentale, dite Canada</i>. Paris, 1640. £50,000 to £70,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s London, Nov. 12:</b> Levinus Vincent. <i>Wondertooneel der Nature.</i> Amsterdam, 1706-1715, two volumes bound in one. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <b><center>Sotheby’s<br>Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History<br>Auction London 12 November<br>On view 8 – 11 November</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s London, Nov. 12:</b> Louis Dupré. <i>Voyage a Athénes et à Constantinople.</i> Paris, 1825. £40,000 to £50,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s London, Nov. 12:</b> Abraham Ortelius. <i>Theatrum orbis terrarum... The Theatre of the Whole World.</i> London, 1606 (colophon: 1608). £70,000 to £100,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s London, Nov. 12:</b> <i>Description de l'Égypte.</i> Paris, 1809-1828, FIRST EDITION, 35 volumes, housed in custom mahogany cabinet. £250,000 to £350,000.
    <b><center>Sotheby’s<br>Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History<br>Auction London 12 November<br>On view 8 – 11 November</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s London, Nov. 12:</b> Giovanni Battista Belzoni. Plates illustrative of the researches and operations of G. Belzoni in Egypt and Nubia. London, 1822. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s London, Nov. 12:</b> United Arab Emirates. A collection of 218 historic photographs. [c.1901 to early 1960s.]. £50,000 to £70,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s London, Nov. 12:</b> Tingqua (Guan Lianchang). A boxed set of ten albums containing 123 Chinese paintings. [Canton, c.1830]. £30,000 to £40,000.
  • <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