• <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.
  • <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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24 Auctions Archived, 17 Sales Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday 23 July 24 sales were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 2 denominated in euros, 3 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 20 in US dollars.  Turnover was $5,087,337 as 7,449 lots were offered and 5,472 sold for a 73% success rate.

 

1 auction saw total proceeds reach a million dollars: 


Profiles in History. Hollywood Auction - Day 2 on June 30th: $1,191,222



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

Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Fine Sale - Books on July 21st: 180.14%
Profiles in History. Hollywood Auction - Day 1 on June 29th: 156.80%
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Prints on July 12th: 122.47%


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

Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Midsummer's Evening Sale - Prints on July 15th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 7/10 on July 17th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 7/10 on July 17th: 96.59%
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Rare, Out of Print and Used Books on July 8th: 92.77%
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Prints on July 12th: 90.00%
Clars Auction Gallery. Prints on July 16th: 84.42%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Fine Sale - Books on July 21st: 82.61%


24 total sales reported this week:

RR Auction. RR Auction: Fine Autographs and Artifacts - Internet bidstart 6/26 on July 13th: 61.40%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Fine Sale - Books on July 21st: 82.61%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Modern and Contemporary Editions on July 21st: 52.16%
Morton Subastas. Antiquarian and Contemporary Books and Documents on July 20th: 47.30%
Bonhams. Space History on July 20th: 72.60%
Grays Auctioneers. Fine Art - Prints, Books on July 20th: 60.87%
Potomack Company. Online Books, Prints on July 19th: 58.14%
Winner's Auctions and Exhibitions. Judaica, Books and Manuscripts on July 19th: 66.25%
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Prints on July 12th: 90.00%
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Rare, Out of Print and Used Books on July 8th: 92.77%
Profiles in History. Hollywood Auction - Day 1 on June 29th: 64.09%
Profiles in History. Hollywood Auction - Day 3 on July 1st: 69.81%
Profiles in History. Hollywood Auction - Day 2 on June 30th: 67.15%
Rossini. 19th Century Modern and Contemporary Prints - Internet bidstart 7/6 on July 18th: 26.67%
Neal Auction Company. Prints and Books on July 17th: 69.23%
Clars Auction Gallery. Prints on July 17th: 68.63%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 7/10 on July 17th: 96.59%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 7/10 on July 17th: 100.00%
Neal Auction Company. Books and Prints on July 16th: 59.46%
Clars Auction Gallery. Prints on July 16th: 84.42%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Midsummer's Evening Sale - Prints on July 15th: 100.00%
Auctionata. Valuable Books on July 14th: 20.00%
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 7/7 on July 14th: 37.68%
Eldreds. Summer Market Sale - Books, Prints on July 14th: 79.17%

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Profiles in History Bert Lahr "Cowardly Lion" prop "Witch Remover" from The Wizard of Oz. on June 30th Actual price: USD $114,000.
  2. Bonhams MICHAEL COLLINS' FLOWN CREW-SIGNED APOLLO 11 EMBLEM on July 20th Actual price: USD $110,000.
  3. Profiles in History The Wizard of Oz vintage original 1-sheet style C poster. on June 30th Actual price: USD $48,000.
  4. Winner's Auctions and Exhibitions "Seder Birkat haMazon" (Grace After Meals), a unique manuscript of a court Jew, Austria/Germany, c. 1740 on July 19th Actual price: USD $48,000.
  5. Bonhams FLOWN APOLLO 11 FLIGHT PLAN SHEET - MISSION DAY ONE on July 20th Actual price: USD $47,500.
  6. Profiles in History Collection of (5000+) original vintage and contemporary entertainment photographs. on June 29th Actual price: USD $45,000.
  7. Profiles in History Collection of (5000+) original vintage and contemporary entertainment photographs. on June 29th Actual price: USD $45,000.
  8. Profiles in History Walt Disney historical archive of (8) letters relating to the making of Fantasia and Disney projects on June 30th Actual price: USD $42,000.
  9. Profiles in History Collection of (5000+) original vintage and contemporary entertainment photographs. on June 29th Actual price: USD $42,000.
  10. Bonhams FLOWN APOLLO 11 CHECKLIST SHEET TAKEN TO THE LUNAR SURFACE on July 20th Actual price: USD $40,000.
  11. Bonhams FLOWN APOLLO 11 NAVIGATIONAL CHART TAKEN TO THE LUNAR SURFACE on July 20th Actual price: USD $40,000.
  12. Profiles in History Jude Law "Ted Pikul" prop ID card from eXistenZ. on July 1st Actual price: USD $39,000.
  13. Profiles in History Dick Purcell "Captain America" tunic, cowl, and belt buckle from the Captain America Republic serial. on June 30th Actual price: USD $39,000.
  14. Bonhams LARGE LUNAR NEAR SIDE CHART, SIGNED BY 20TH CENTURY SURFACE EXPLORERS on July 20th Actual price: USD $37,500.
  15. Profiles in History King Kong original Mondo poster artwork by William Stout. on June 30th Actual price: USD $36,000.
  16. Profiles in History Snoopy and the gang production cel on a painted custom background from A Charlie Brown Christmas. on June 30th Actual price: USD $36,000.
  17. Profiles in History Charles Schulz original Peanuts daily comic strip art featuring "Snoopy" and "Sally". on June 30th Actual price: USD $33,000.
  18. Profiles in History Patrick Stewart "Captain Picard" (320+) personal Star Trek: TNG script & production archive. on July 1st Actual price: USD $30,000.
  19. Profiles in History Original "The Star Wars" script from August 1975 used at first reading, signed by George Lucas. on July 1st Actual price: USD $27,000.
  20. Profiles in History Tom Tyler "Captain Marvel" costume from Adventures of Captain Marvel Republic serial. on June 30th Actual price: USD $27,000.
  21. Profiles in History The Wizard of Oz vintage original script. on June 30th Actual price: USD $24,000.
  22. Profiles in History Ken Anderson archives of designs for an unproduced African-themed attraction at Walt Disney World. on June 30th Actual price: USD $24,000.
  23. Profiles in History (100,000++) vintage and contemporary film and television scene stills and photographic portraits. on June 29th Actual price: USD $24,000.
  24. Profiles in History Ruth Sanderson original Santa Claus illustration for The Night Before Christmas. on June 30th Actual price: USD $22,800.
  25. Profiles in History Tom Ray original drawing featuring "The Grinch" from How the Grinch Stole Christmas! on June 30th Actual price: USD $21,600.


For the week ahead 17 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jul. 25th
Vermot de Pas. Paris. NASA Photographs. 146 lots
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . Americana - Books and Prints. 39 lots

Tue. Jul. 26th
Auctionata. Berlin. Addicted to Paper: Prints and Photographs. 209 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Rare Paper Works of the 19th and 20th Centuries. 116 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Abstract World: Post-War Art - Prints. 123 lots
Archives International Auctions. FORT LEE,. Archives International Part XXXIV. 1150 lots

Wed. Jul. 27th
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Books and Works on Paper. 285 lots
Purcell Auctioneers. Birr. Antiques and Collectables -Books and Prints. 40 lots

Thu. Jul. 28th
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Beatrix Potter:Books & Works on Paper,inc. John R. Cawood Collection. 62 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare AmericanaRare Americana & Travel, with Books & Maps from the Warren Heckrotte Collection. 541 lots
Sothebys. New York. Contemporary Living - Prints. 140 lots

Sat. Jul. 30th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters. 1004 lots
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. Comic Art. 122 lots
Case Antiques, Inc.. Knoxville. Summer Historic Antiques and Art Auction - Books, Photographs, Letters, Maps. 152 lots
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. The Frank Darabont Collection Auction. 76 lots

Sun. Jul. 31st
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 7/24.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 7/24.

 

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.