• <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
  • <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>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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27 Auctions Archived this week, 22 Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday March 19th 27 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Database:  8 denominated in euros, 6 in British pounds, and 13 in US dollars.  Turnover was $10,849,934 as 12,698 lots were offered and 7,710 sold for a 61% success rate.  Sales were a bit spotty, - political unrest in Europe and Trumpism in the United States, the logical culprits. 

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4 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Christies
Prints and Multiples on March 15th: $2,798,145 
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen
Books and Prints on February 20th: $1,340,180 
Tajan.
 Comics on March 12th: $1,245,547 
Bonhams
Fine Books and Manuscripts on March 16th: $1,157,362 

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


Winter Associates
March Sale - Prints and Books on March 14th: 157.34% 
Sothebys
Made in Britain on March 16th: 125.62% 
Bonhams
Fine Books and Manuscripts on March 16th: 116.58% 
Bloomsbury Philobiblon
Antiquarian and Rare Books on March 12th: 112.62% 


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

Heritage Auctions
Rare Books - Internet bidstart 3/10 on March 17th: 100.00% 
National Book Auctions
Books on March 6th: 100.00% 
Alaska Auction
Prints, Books on March 11th: 100.00% 
Heritage Auctions
Comics - Internet bidstart 3/6 on March 13th: 99.75% 
Heritage Auctions
Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 3/6 on March 13th: 96.94% 
Heritage Auctions
Texana on March 12th: 92.14% 
Bonhams
Fine Books and Manuscripts on March 16th: 91.72% 
Sothebys
Made in Britain on March 16th: 88.46% 
Northeast Auctions
Portsmouth Weekend Auction - Books and Prints on March 6th: 88.43% 
Bruun Rasmussen
Prints on March 15th: 80.65% 
Robert Siegel Galleries
The Steven Walske Collection of US-France Transatlantic Mail on March 16th: 80.47% 


27 total sales reported this week: 

Bloomsbury Auctions
Autographs, Memorabilia and Vintage Posters on March 18th: 47.78% 
Heritage Auctions
Rare Books - Internet bidstart 3/10 on March 17th: 100.00% 
Winter Associates
March Sale - Prints and Books on March 14th: 72.00% 
National Book Auctions
Books on March 6th: 100.00% 
Alaska Auction
Prints, Books on March 11th: 100.00% 
Bloomsbury Auctions
20th Century Books and Works on Paper on March 17th: 76.53% 
Robert Siegel Galleries
The Steven Walske Collection of US-France Transatlantic Mail on March 16th: 80.47% 
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen
Books and Prints on February 20th: 51.60% 
The Written Word Autographs
Authentic Autographs - Entertainers on February 4th: 21.68% 
Bonhams
Fine Books and Manuscripts on March 16th: 91.72% 
Neret Minet and Tessier
Marine, Voyages on March 8th: 59.80% 
Auctionata
Art of the 20th and 21st Century - Prints on March 14th: 49.00% 
Auctionata
German Art of the 20th Century - with Friedrich Ludwig Collection on March 14th: 33.73% 
Bruun Rasmussen
Prints on March 15th: 80.65% 
Tajan
Comics on March 12th: 49.07% 
Christies
Prints and Multiples on March 15th: 61.85% 
Sothebys.
 Made in Britain on March 16th: 88.46% 
Sothebys
Contemporary Curated - Prints on March 15th: 73.33% 
Michaans Auctions
March Estate Auction on March 12th: 62.07% 
AntiquarianAuctions.com
Rare Books - Internet bidstart 3/3 on March 10th: 35.61% 
Bloomsbury Philobiblon
Antiquarian and Rare Books on March 12th: 66.23% 
RR Auction
Fine Autograph & Artifact Auction - Internet bidstart 2/19 on March 9th: 61.65% 
Northeast Auctions
Portsmouth Weekend Auction - Books and Prints on March 6th: 88.43% 
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH
Special Auction: Rare Books on March 11th: 46.98% 
Heritage Auctions
Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 3/6 on March 13th: 96.94% 
Heritage Auctions
Comics - Internet bidstart 3/6 on March 13th: 99.75% 
Heritage Auctions
Texana on March 12th: 92.14% 

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Tajan Tintin, le sceptre d'Ottokar on March 12th Actual price: USD $910,244.
  2. Christies Andy Mouse on March 15th Actual price: USD $147,345.
  3. Christies Quelques aspects de la vie de Paris on March 15th Actual price: USD $121,965.
  4. Christies Chanel, from: Ads on March 15th Actual price: USD $121,965.
  5. Christies Minotaure caressant une dormeuse, from: La Suite Vollard on March 15th Actual price: USD $121,965.
  6. Christies Paysages et Interieurs the complete set of 13 on March 15th Actual price: USD $121,965.
  7. Christies Le Repas Frugal, from: La Suite des Saltimbanques on March 15th Actual price: USD $105,045.
  8. Sothebys GARDEN IN WINTER (F. 97) on March 16th Actual price: USD $84,600.
  9. Christies Queen Elizabeth II, from: Reigning Queens on March 15th Actual price: USD $84,600.
  10. Robert Siegel Galleries SOUTHN. LETTER UNPAID. on March 16th Actual price: USD $80,000.
  11. Christies Hollywood on March 15th Actual price: USD $70,500.
  12. Bloomsbury Philobiblon Hypnerotomachia Poliphili on March 12th Actual price: USD $63,314.
  13. Robert Siegel Galleries 5c Red Brown (12). on March 16th Actual price: USD $62,500.
  14. Christies Faune devoilant une femme, from: La Suite Vollard on March 15th Actual price: USD $61,688.
  15. Christies Diables rossant Anges et Archanges on March 15th Actual price: USD $61,688.
  16. Christies Nemesis on March 15th Actual price: USD $59,925.
  17. Tajan La quête de l'oiseau du temps, La conque de Ramor on March 12th Actual price: USD $59,052.
  18. Bonhams The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine: presenting an exact geography of the Kingdomes of England on March 16th Actual price: USD $56,400.
  19. Christies Tete de face (Portrait de Marie-Therese de face) on March 15th Actual price: USD $56,400.
  20. Christies L'Anglais au Moulin Rouge brush and spatter on March 15th Actual price: USD $56,400.
  21. Sothebys DAISY on March 15th Actual price: USD $54,638.
  22. Sothebys PSALM: BENEDICTUS DOMINUS; AND PSALM: EXAUDI DOMINE on March 16th Actual price: USD $52,875.
  23. Bonhams The Birds of Great Britain on March 16th Actual price: USD $52,875.
  24. Christies Untitled (Ernok) on March 15th Actual price: USD $52,875.
  25. Christies Untitled (Head) on March 15th Actual price: USD $52,875.



For the week ahead 22 sales are scheduled.

Mon. Mar. 21st
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 54 lots
Adams Amsterdam Auctions. Amsterdam. Photographs. 206 lots
Adams Amsterdam Auctions. Amsterdam. Paul Blanca Photographs. 72 lots

Tue. Mar. 22nd
Sothebys. London. Prints and Multiples. 152 lots
Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions. Bruxelles . Antiquarian Books. 455 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Postcards, Topographical Books. 384 lots
Christies. New York. First Open/Home - Prints. 72 lots
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Old Master Prints. 51 lots
Lyon and Turnbull. Edinburgh. Asian Art - Books and Prints. 14 lots

Wed. Mar. 23rd
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Exeter. Books, Maps, Prints. 701 lots
Bonhams. London. Prints and Multiples. 322 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints. 6 lots
Auctionata. New York. The Superhero Sale. 56 lots

Thu. Mar. 24th
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Books in All Fields with Illustrated & Children's Books. 764 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Bibliophile. 397 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 3/17. 373 lots

Fri. Mar. 25th
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Books, Manuscripts, Prints, etc..

Sat. Mar. 26th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters. 1192 lots
Vermot de Pas. Paris. Collection of an Amateur : Comic Strips and Original Boards, 3D, Japanese Animation.
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. Spirit of the 20th Century.

Sun. Mar. 27th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 3/20.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 3/20.

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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.