• <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. 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.
  • <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.

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Twenty-Two Auctions Archived, Another 22 Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday 20 February 22 auctions were archived to the RBH database; 1 denominated in Australian dollars, 6 in euros, 1 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 13 in US dollars.  Turnover was $13,518,786 as 5,104 lots were offered and 3,942 sold for a 77% success rate.

For the week ahead another 22 sales are scheduled.

 

2 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 


ChristiesModern Visions: Exceptional Photographs on February 18th: $8,888,940 
BonhamsFine Books and Manuscripts on February 14th: $1,735,873 

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

Neret Minet and TessierComics on February 13th: 128.73% 
Neret Minet and TessierBooks on February 9th: 117.59% 
ChristiesModern Visions: Exceptional Photographs on February 18th: 110.41% 


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

Alaska AuctionBooks, Prints on February 12th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 2/7 on February 14th: 99.87% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 2/7 on February 14th: 99.42% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 1/11 on February 18th: 98.01% 
ChristiesModern Visions: Exceptional Photographs on February 18th: 90.32% 
Dirk Soulis AuctionsLeroy Nieman Prints - Internet bidstart 2/1 on February 15th: 89.80% 
Copley Fine Art AuctionsWinter Auction - Fine Art Prints on February 12th: 87.22% 
Australian Book AuctionsAngling Books: the collection of the late John Cummins on February 15th: 83.46% 


22 total sales reported this week: 

Morton Casa de SubastasPainting and Graphic Work on February 18th: 69.57% 
SothebysNow! - Prints on February 18th: 75.68% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsBooks and Works on Paper on February 18th: 75.94% 
ChristiesModern Visions: Exceptional Photographs on February 18th: 90.32% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 1/11 on February 18th: 98.01% 
Dirk Soulis AuctionsLeroy Nieman Prints - Internet bidstart 2/1 on February 15th: 89.80% 
Australian Book AuctionsAngling Books: the collection of the late John Cummins on February 15th: 83.46% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on February 16th: 79.35% 
Thomaston Place Auction GalleriesWinter Auction - Day 2 on February 14th: 74.67% 
Thomaston Place Auction GalleriesWinter Auction - Day 1 on February 13th: 40.00% 
Alaska AuctionBooks, Prints on February 12th: 100.00% 
Michaans AuctionsFebruary Estate Auction on February 13th: 51.52% 
Copley Fine Art AuctionsWinter Auction - Fine Art Prints on February 12th: 87.22% 
Neret Minet and TessierComics on February 13th: 74.52% 
Neret Minet and TessierBooks on February 9th: 71.29% 
RR AuctionFine Autographs and Artifacts - bidstart 1/22 on February 10th: 56.50% 
RossiniPrints on December 2nd: 23.60% 
RossiniPrints on February 8th: 41.67% 
PBA GalleriesRare Books & Manuscripts - Sunday at Pasadena on February 14th: 60.44% 
BonhamsFine Books and Manuscripts on February 14th: 72.25% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 2/7 on February 14th: 99.42% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 2/7 on February 14th: 99.87% 

 

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Christies Bateaux quittant le port du Havre (navires de la flotte de Napoleon III), 1856-1857 on February 18th Actual price: USD $965,000.
  2. Christies In Memoriam, 1901 on February 18th Actual price: USD $665,000.
  3. Bonhams Dr. Kary Mullis' 1993 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, on February 14th Actual price: USD $665,000.
  4. Christies Migrant Mother, 1936 on February 18th Actual price: USD $389,000.
  5. Christies The Pool - Evening: A Symphony to a Race and to a Soul, 1899 on February 18th Actual price: USD $341,000.
  6. Christies Equivalents [167C], variant of [228C], [152E],[152D], [147C], [145D], [179A], [251B], 1925-30 on February 18th Actual price: USD $269,000.
  7. Christies Georgia O'Keeffe with African Statuary, c. 1919 on February 18th Actual price: USD $269,000.
  8. Christies Shell, 1927 on February 18th Actual price: USD $233,000.
  9. Christies The Brig, 1856 on February 18th Actual price: USD $221,000.
  10. Christies L'Atelier, c. 1927 on February 18th Actual price: USD $197,000.
  11. PBA Galleries Mr. VVilliam Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies. Published according to the true originall copies on February 14th Actual price: USD $177,500.
  12. Christies Vortograph, 1917 on February 18th Actual price: USD $137,000.
  13. Christies La vague brisée - Cette - Mer Méditerranée, 1857 on February 18th Actual price: USD $137,000.
  14. Christies New York, from the Shelton, 1935 on February 18th Actual price: USD $137,000.
  15. RR Auction Alan Turing Immensely influential British mathematician on February 10th Actual price: USD $136,122.
  16. Christies Dunes, Oceano, 1936 on February 18th Actual price: USD $118,750.
  17. Christies Knees, 1927 on February 18th Actual price: USD $118,750.
  18. Christies (bois) on February 18th Actual price: USD $112,500.
  19. Bonhams Autograph Manuscript in Latin and English, 4 full and 2 partial pp on conjoined leaves, 4to (200 x 155 mm), n.p., c. on February 14th Actual price: USD $112,500.
  20. Christies Mademoiselle Pogany II, 1920 on February 18th Actual price: USD $106,250.
  21. Christies Taos, New Mexico, Ranchos Church #2, 1931 on February 18th Actual price: USD $106,250.
  22. Christies Georgia O'Keeffe - After Return from New Mexico [Equivalent O1], 1929 on February 18th Actual price: USD $106,250.
  23. Christies Self-Portrait in his Studio, c. 1922 on February 18th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  24. Christies Bewegungsstudie (Movement study), 1925 on February 18th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  25. Christies Dunes, Oceano, 1936 on February 18th Actual price: USD $100,000.



For the week ahead 22 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Feb. 22nd
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. Books and Prints - Online Bidstart 2/11. 88 lots
Connecticut Book Auctions. Wilmington, VT . Books. 175 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 141 lots

Tue. Feb. 23rd
Artcurial. Paris. Antiquarian and Modern Books. 123 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Photographs, Autographs, Printed and Manuscript Ephemera. 259 lots
Morton Casa de Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Books and Documents. 264 lots
Swaen Map Auction. Indian Rocks Beach. Maps and Altases. 560 lots

Wed. Feb. 24th
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Science Books - Antiquarian and Modern Books. 458 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints. 23 lots
Dallas Auction Gallery. Dallas. The Fine and Decorative Auction - Books and Prints. 21 lots

Thu. Feb. 25th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 2/18. 238 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Art and Storytelling: Photographs and Photobooks. 268 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Bibliophile. 477 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Prints and Photography. 268 lots

Fri. Feb. 26th
Ferraton. Bruxelles. Books and Prints. 978 lots

Sat. Feb. 27th
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Winter Market Auction - Prints and Books. 50 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Americana, Political. 359 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Books and Prints. 17 lots
Skinner. Boston. American Furniture & Decorative Arts - Prints. 18 lots

Sun. Feb. 28th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 2/21.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 2/21.
Rago Arts and Auctions. Lambertville. 20th C Decorative Arts and Design - Books and Prints - starts 2/26. 9 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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>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>Bonhams:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Measure for Measure</i> (extracted from the First Folio). London, 1623. Sold for $52,575.
    <b>Bonhams:</b> HAWTHORNE, NATHANIEL. <i>Fanshawe, A Tale.</i> Boston, 1828. FIRST EDITION OF AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Sold for $47,575.
    <b>Bonhams:</b> THOREAU, HENRY DAVID. <i>Walden; Or, Life in the Woods.</i> Boston, 1854. FINE COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION. Sold for $12,575.
    <b>Bonhams: </b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies.</i> London, 1685. THE FOURTH FOLIO, Brewster/Bentley issue. Sold for $43,825.
    <b>Bonhams:</b> STEIG, WILLIAM. Original maquette and 58 finished drawings for <i>The Agony in the Kindergarten,</i> one of Steig's most important books. Sold for $12,575.
    <b>Bonhams:</b> KING, STEPHEN. <i>Carrie.</i> New York, 1974. INSCRIBED FIRST EDITION, OF AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Sold for $1,912.50.
    <b><center>Bonhams<br>Consignments invited (2020)</b>
    <b>Bonhams:</b> APPLE MACINTOSH PROTOTYPE. 1983. The earliest known Macintosh with "Twiggy" drive, one of only two known working machines. Sold for $150,075.
    <b>Bonhams:</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. Sold for $15,075.
    <b>Bonhams:</b> APPLE-1 COMPUTER. Signed by Steve Wozniak, used in development of Apple II. Sold for $175,075.
    <b>Bonhams:</b> DARWIN, CHARLES. 1809-1882. <i>On the Origin of Species By Means of Natural Selection.</i> London, 1859. FIRST EDITION. Sold for $131,325.
    <b>Bonhams:</b> BOOLE, GEORGE. <i>An Investigation of the Laws of Thought.</i> London, 1854. Sold for $12,575.
    <b>Bonhams:</b> SHANNON, CLAUDE and WARREN WEAVER. <i>The Mathematical Theory of Communication.</i> Urbana, 1949. Sold for $27,575.