• <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
  • <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

Auction Update Review

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17 Auctions Archived, 11 Sales Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday 27 August 2016 17 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 2 denominated in euros, 5 in British pounds, and 10 in US dollars.  Turnover was a slim $1,287,862 as 4,124 lots were offered and 3,553 for an 81% success rate.  It’s late summer and very quiet.


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

Eldreds. Asian Art Auction - Books, Maps, Prints on August 20th: 126.86%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Books, Maps and Ephemera on August 26th: 111.03%


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

Heritage Auctions. 2016 August Doodle for Hunger Celebrity Art Auction - Internet bidstart 7/20 on August 18th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 8/14 on August 21st: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 8/14 on August 21st: 99.35%
Addison and Sarova. Summer Sale on August 20th: 93.25%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on August 23rd: 85.00%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Bibliophile on August 25th: 84.52%
James D Julia Auctioneers. Spectacular End of Summer Fine Art, Asian & Antiques Auction - Session 2 on August 25th: 83.33%
James D Julia Auctioneers. 3-Day Spectacular End of Summer Fine Art, Asian & Antiques Auction on August 24th: 81.58%


17 total sales reported this week:

Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Books, Maps and Ephemera on August 26th: 74.36%
James D Julia Auctioneers. Spectacular End of Summer Fine Art, Asian & Antiques Auction - Session 3 on August 26th: 65.22%
PBA Galleries. Fine Art & Works on Paper on August 25th: 67.62%
James D Julia Auctioneers. Spectacular End of Summer Fine Art, Asian & Antiques Auction - Session 2 on August 25th: 83.33%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Books, Maps and Ephemera on August 25th: 74.05%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Bibliophile on August 25th: 84.52%
James D Julia Auctioneers. 3-Day Spectacular End of Summer Fine Art, Asian & Antiques Auction on August 24th: 81.58%
Purcell Auctioneers. Antiques and Collectables -Books and Prints on August 24th: 66.67%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Interiors: Day 1 - Prints on August 23rd: 33.33%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Antiques and Interiors with Pictures: Prints on August 22nd: 58.82%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on August 23rd: 85.00%
RR Auction. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 7/22 on August 10th: 63.70%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 8/14 on August 21st: 99.35%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 8/14 on August 21st: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. 2016 August Doodle for Hunger Celebrity Art Auction - Internet bidstart 7/20 on August 18th: 100.00%
Addison and Sarova. Summer Sale on August 20th: 93.25%
Eldreds. Asian Art Auction - Books, Maps, Prints on August 20th: 60.00%

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. RR Auction John Adams ALS on August 10th Actual price: USD $30,679.
  2. RR Auction Beatles Program on August 10th Actual price: USD $22,982.
  3. RR Auction Declaration of Independence Force Print Force print on August 10th Actual price: USD $18,751.
  4. RR Auction 20th Century Literature Archive on August 10th Actual price: USD $14,700.
  5. RR Auction Mary Todd Lincoln ALS on August 10th Actual price: USD $14,493.
  6. Heritage Auctions Amazing Fantasy #15 on August 21st Actual price: USD $13,145.
  7. RR Auction George Washington DS on August 10th Actual price: USD $12,128.
  8. RR Auction Ernest Hemingway Baseball cap on August 10th Actual price: USD $10,780.
  9. James D Julia Auctioneers PORTRAIT DE FILLETTE. on August 24th Actual price: USD $10,073.
  10. RR Auction Beatles Signatures on August 10th Actual price: USD $8,636.
  11. RR Auction Benjamin Franklin DS on August 10th Actual price: USD $8,087.
  12. RR Auction Abraham Lincoln DS on August 10th Actual price: USD $7,175.
  13. RR Auction Chuck Jones Sketch on August 10th Actual price: USD $6,386.
  14. RR Auction Beretta Carcano M1891 Cavalry Carbine made for Prince Amadeo of Savoy Carbine on August 10th Actual price: USD $6,371.
  15. RR Auction Bob Dylan SP on August 10th Actual price: USD $6,145.
  16. RR Auction Abraham Lincoln Endorsement on August 10th Actual price: USD $6,086.
  17. RR Auction Charles Darwin Signature on August 10th Actual price: USD $5,897.
  18. RR Auction Nirvana Pass on August 10th Actual price: USD $5,794.
  19. RR Auction Apollo 11 SP on August 10th Actual price: USD $5,520.
  20. RR Auction Bob Dylan Guitar on August 10th Actual price: USD $5,428.
  21. RR Auction Harry Houdini SP on August 10th Actual price: USD $5,232.
  22. RR Auction Jimmy Page. on August 10th Actual price: USD $5,225.
  23. RR Auction Ian Fleming TLS on August 10th Actual price: USD $5,145.
  24. RR Auction Alan Bean Tie Clip on August 10th Actual price: USD $5,019.
  25. RR Auction The Land of Sleepy Hollow. on August 10th Actual price: USD $4,986.


For the week ahead 11 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Aug. 29th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 39 lots
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Chadds Ford, PA . Summer Hybrid Sale - Prints. 35 lots

Tue. Aug. 30th
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Making and Breaking Records: Entertainment and Sports Memorability. 59 lots
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Books and Manuscripts. 367 lots

Wed. Aug. 31st
Lyon and Turnbull. Edinburgh. Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs. 535 lots
Rossini. Paris. 19th Century Posters, Prints, Lithographs. 45 lots

Thu. Sep. 1st
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Cape Town. Modern First Editions. 316 lots
Quagga Rare Books and Art. Stellenbosch. Assorted Africana - Internet bidstart 8/25. 22 lots

Sat. Sep. 3rd
Bonhams. London. Automobilia - Books and Prints. 49 lots

Sun. Sep. 4th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 8/28.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 8/28.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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
  • <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.