• <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
  • <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>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.

Auction Update Review

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12 Auctions Archived, 10 Sales Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday 2 January 12 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub database; 3 denominated in euros, 1 in British pounds, and 8 in US dollars.  Turnover was a slim $740,056 as 4,315 lots were offered and 3,580 sold for a 83% success rate.

2 auctions saw total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered: 

Soler Y LlachPHILATELIC LIBRARY AND POSTAL HISTORY. on December 23rd: 109.57% 
TooveysPrints on December 31st: 100.58% 


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

Alaska AuctionDecember 12th Auction on December 12th: 100.00% 
Dirk Soulis AuctionsJesse Barnes Lithographs Online Auction - bidstart 12/12 on December 22nd: 100.00% 
National Book AuctionsWest, RR, Antique, Plates, etc. on November 1st: 99.80% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 12/20 on December 27th: 99.53% 
National Book AuctionsBooks, Art & Ephemera - Sendak, Rossman, Americana, etc on December 13th: 99.45% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 12/20 on December 27th: 99.18% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 12/24 on December 31st: 97.87% 
TooveysPrints on December 31st: 85.71% 


12 total sales reported this week: 

TooveysPrints on December 31st: 85.71% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 12/24 on December 31st: 97.87% 
Soler Y LlachPHILATELIC LIBRARY AND POSTAL HISTORY. on December 23rd: 58.25% 
National Book AuctionsBooks, Art & Ephemera - Sendak, Rossman, Americana, etc on December 13th: 99.45% 
National Book AuctionsWest, RR, Antique, Plates, etc. on November 1st: 99.80% 
Dirk Soulis AuctionsJesse Barnes Lithographs Online Auction - bidstart 12/12 on December 22nd: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 12/20 on December 27th: 99.53% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 12/20 on December 27th: 99.18% 
Alaska AuctionDecember 19th Auction - Books, Prints on December 19th: 40.00% 
Alaska AuctionDecember 12th Auction on December 12th: 100.00% 
Vermot de PasComics: Albums and Original Plates on December 12th: 54.18% 
OSENATThe Spirit of the 20th Century on December 19th: 46.67% 

For the week ahead 10 sales are scheduled.

 

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.

  1. OSENAT Panthère noire, circa 1920 on December 19th Actual price: USD $9,281.
  2. Soler Y Llach BIBLIA DE SAN LUIS on December 23rd Actual price: USD $7,456.
  3. Heritage Auctions Batman #1 (DC, 1940) Condition: Coverless. on December 27th Actual price: USD $7,170.
  4. Soler Y Llach JACOBI LOPIDIS STUNICAE Itinerarium ab Hispania vsq ad vrbem Romana in quo multa varia ac scitu dignissima cotinent .. on December 23rd Actual price: USD $6,540.
  5. OSENAT Le Bestiaire de la Fontaine Dalinisé on December 19th Actual price: USD $6,188.
  6. Soler Y Llach TAPIES, ANTONI: NOU VARIACIONS SOBRE TRES GRAVATS (1947-1948) on December 23rd Actual price: USD $5,886.
  7. Heritage Auctions Amazing Fantasy #15 (Marvel, 1962) CGC Apparent GD+ 2.5 Slight (C-1) Off-white pages. on December 27th Actual price: USD $5,497.
  8. Soler Y Llach PERPINYA, TOMAS DE: LO STYL QUE ES DEU TENIR EN LO ESCRIURE on December 23rd Actual price: USD $5,494.
  9. Soler Y Llach LIBRO DE HORAS DE CARLOS VIII REY DE FRANCIA on December 23rd Actual price: USD $4,186.
  10. Soler Y Llach LIBRO DE HORAS DE JUANA I DE CASTILLA on December 23rd Actual price: USD $3,662.
  11. Soler Y Llach LIBRO DE HORAS DE LUIS DE ORLEANS on December 23rd Actual price: USD $3,662.
  12. Soler Y Llach PSALTERIUM GLOSATUM - SALTERIO ANGLO-CATALAN on December 23rd Actual price: USD $3,532.
  13. Soler Y Llach CODICE DEL MONASTERIO DE SANTO DOMINGO DE SILOS on December 23rd Actual price: USD $3,401.
  14. Soler Y Llach CODICE DEL MONASTERIO DE SANTO DOMINGO DE SILOS on December 23rd Actual price: USD $3,401.
  15. Soler Y Llach MARTIROLOGIO DE USUARD on December 23rd Actual price: USD $3,401.
  16. National Book Auctions Facsimiles of Manuscripts in European Archives relating to America 1773-1783 with Descriptions, Editorial Notes, Collations, References, and Translations on December 13th Actual price: USD $3,290.
  17. Soler Y Llach BEATO DE LIEBANA. CODICE DE GIRONA. on December 23rd Actual price: USD $3,270.
  18. Soler Y Llach LIBRO DE HORAS DE JUANA I DE CASTILLA on December 23rd Actual price: USD $3,139.
  19. Soler Y Llach DUFOUR, AUGUSTE-HENRI (1798-1865): CONJUNTO COMPLETO DE 12 MAPAS DE LA OBRA ATLAS NACIONAL DE ESPAÑA: CASTILLA LA NUEVA; MURCIA; ISLAS BALEARES; EXTREMADURA; ANDALUCIA; 150 1850 ca TERCERA HOJA DE SUPLEMENTO - ANDALUCIA : GRANADA; CORDOBA Y SEVILLA on December 23rd Actual price: USD $3,139.
  20. National Book Auctions 12V Francis Brinkley JAPAN DESCRIBED AND ILLUSTRATED BY THE JAPANESE /THE ART OF JAPAN 1897/1901 Limited Edition Antique Asian Art Folio on December 13th Actual price: USD $2,938.
  21. Soler Y Llach BEATO DE LIEBANA CODICE DE SAN PEDRO DE CARDEÑA on December 23rd Actual price: USD $2,747.
  22. Soler Y Llach LIBRO DEL CABALLERO ZIFAR on December 23rd Actual price: USD $2,616.
  23. Soler Y Llach LIBRO DE HORAS DE LA REINA MARIA DE NAVARRA on December 23rd Actual price: USD $2,616.
  24. Soler Y Llach INCIPIT ITINERARIUM PROVINCIARUM OMNIUM IMP. ANTONINI AUGUSTINI on December 23rd Actual price: USD $2,616.
  25. Soler Y Llach LIBRO DE LA FELICIDAD on December 23rd Actual price: USD $2,485.


For the week ahead 10 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jan. 4th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Old Master Prints. 13 lots

Tue. Jan. 5th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 62 lots
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Exeter. Antiques and Interiors - Books and Pictures. 31 lots

Thu. Jan. 7th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 12/31. 201 lots

Fri. Jan. 8th
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Lancaster. Rare, Out of Print and Used Books. 447 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Prints of the 19th and 20th Centuries. 150 lots

Sat. Jan. 9th
Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic Booksellers. Gahanna. New York Book Auction - Numismatic Books. 455 lots
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . January Estate Auction. 29 lots

Sun. Jan. 10th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 1/3.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 1/3.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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
  • <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.