• <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> 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.
  • <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.
  • <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.

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20 Auctions Archived, 34 Sales upcoming

For the week ended Saturday, 17 September, 20 sales were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 6 denominated in euros, 1 in British pounds, and 13 in US dollars.  Turnover was $2,669,910 as 5,869 lots were offered and 4,423 sold for a 76% success rate.  The volume is picking up.

 

1 auction saw its total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Heritage AuctionsRare Books Books Signature Auction on September 15th: $1,233,617 


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

Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersMorningthorpe Manor Country House Sale - Day 4 - The Library on September 9th: 113.84% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books Books Signature Auction on September 15th: 110.71% 
AderBooks and Advertising on September 15th: 104.79% 


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

Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersFine and Decorative Arts - Prints on September 9th: 100.00% 
National Book AuctionsBooks on September 10th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 9/4 on September 11th: 98.55% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 9/4 on September 11th: 98.16% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books Books Signature Auction on September 15th: 96.88% 
Waverly AuctionsRare Books on September 8th: 90.59% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on September 13th: 86.36% 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Heritage Auctions The Federalist. A Collection of Essays, Written in Favour of the New Constitution, Agreed Upon by the Federal Convention, September 17, 1787. on September 15th Actual price: USD $175,000.
  2. Heritage Auctions The Book of Mormon: An Account Written by the Hand of Mormon, upon Plates Taken from the Plates of Nephi...By Joseph Smith, Junior, Author and Proprietor. on September 15th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  3. Michaans Auctions Mt. Fuji from Gotenyama at Shinagawa on Tokaido on September 10th Actual price: USD $31,329.
  4. Heritage Auctions The Lord of the Rings, including: The Fellowship of the Ring. on September 15th Actual price: USD $30,000.
  5. ALDE Belle du Seigneur. on June 29th Actual price: USD $21,862.
  6. Heritage Auctions The Beasts of Tarzan. on September 15th Actual price: USD $18,750.
  7. Heritage Auctions The Story of How Many Thousands of Men and Women Have Recovered from Alcoholism. on September 15th Actual price: USD $17,500.
  8. Heritage Auctions Journals of Congress. Containing Their Proceedings [from September 5, 1774, to November 3, 1788]. on September 15th Actual price: USD $16,250.
  9. Heritage Auctions Three Stories & Ten Poems. on September 15th Actual price: USD $15,625.
  10. Ader Réunion des 3 plaquettes éditées par les établissements NICOLAS de 1930 à 1932 : on September 15th Actual price: USD $14,518.
  11. Heritage Auctions De Legibus & consuetudinibus Anglia, Libri Quinq... on September 15th Actual price: USD $14,375.
  12. Heritage Auctions Travels to the Source of the Missouri River and across the American Continent to the Pacific Ocean. on September 15th Actual price: USD $13,750.
  13. Heritage Auctions Detective Comics Group of 104 on September 11th Actual price: USD $13,145.
  14. Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers A SURVEY OF THE NORFOLK ESTATES OF THE RIGHT HON'BLE JOHN LORD WODEHOUSE on September 9th Actual price: USD $12,502.
  15. Heritage Auctions The Moon Maid. on September 15th Actual price: USD $12,500.
  16. Heritage Auctions Archive of Production Artwork for Carl Sagan's Cosmos. on September 15th Actual price: USD $12,500.
  17. Heritage Auctions Increase Mather. A Further Account of the Tryals of the New England Witches. on September 15th Actual price: USD $12,500.
  18. Old World Auctions A New and Accurat Map of the World Drawne According to ye Truest Descriptions Latest Discoveries & Best Observations yt Have Beene Made by English or Strangers&quot; on June 22nd Actual price: USD $12,075.
  19. Ader Ensemble de 38 plaquettes publicitaires et tarifs des établissements Nicolas, imprimées par Draeger, in-8 et in-4. Tête de collection complète des tarifs et des catalogues de 1927 à 1973. Prestigieuse publication illustrée en couleurs par les meilleurs ar on September 15th Actual price: USD $11,956.
  20. Heritage Auctions The Life of George Washington, Commander in Chief of the American Forces During the War Which Established the Independence of his Country and First President of the United States. on September 15th Actual price: USD $11,875.
  21. Heritage Auctions Great Auk. on September 15th Actual price: USD $11,250.
  22. Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers MEMORANDUMS OF HERALDRY on September 9th Actual price: USD $10,470.
  23. Heritage Auctions Men Without Women. on September 15th Actual price: USD $10,000.
  24. Heritage Auctions Route Across the Rocky Mountains, With a Description of Oregon and California; Their Geographical Features, Their Resources, Soil, Climate, Productions, &c., &c. on September 15th Actual price: USD $10,000.
  25. Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers VELLUM GRANT OF A STANDARD BY SIR THOMAS WRIOTHESLEY, GARTER, AND JOHN YONGE, NORROY TO SIR JOHN CARRE "DE HART" IN THE BISHOPRIC OF DURHAM DATED 14 March 1515 on September 9th Actual price: USD $9,689.


20 total sales reported this week:

Ader. Books and Advertising on September 15th: 52.84%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books Books Signature Auction on September 15th: 96.88%
JellyFishTree. Books on August 10th: 67.44%
JellyFishTree. September Auction: Books - Internet bidstart 9/7 on September 14th: 33.88%
RJM Autographs and Antiques. Autographs on September 13th: 11.88%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on September 13th: 86.36%
Winter Associates. Fine Arts, Antiques, Americana on September 12th: 72.73%
National Book Auctions. Books on September 10th: 100.00%
Waverly Auctions. Rare Books on September 8th: 90.59%
Vermot de Pas. CollectioMania - Posters, Prints on September 8th: 19.09%
Vermot de Pas. NASA Photographs on July 25th: 28.77%
ALDE. Original Edition, 19th-21st Centuries on June 30th: 31.25%
ALDE. Antiquarian and 19th Century Books on June 29th: 50.00%
Old World Auctions. Antique Maps, Globes, Charts, Atlases & Vintage Graphics - online bidstart 6/15 on June 22nd: 61.15%
Michaans Auctions. Estates Sale - Prints on September 10th: 53.13%
Rago Arts and Auctions. Estates Sale on September 10th: 73.77%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Fine and Decorative Arts - Prints on September 9th: 100.00%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Morningthorpe Manor Country House Sale - Day 4 - The Library on September 9th: 70.53%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 9/4 on September 11th: 98.16%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 9/4 on September 11th: 98.55%


For the week ahead 34 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Sep. 19th
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Chadds Ford, PA . September Catalogue Auction. 85 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 98 lots

Tue. Sep. 20th
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Clocks, etc. - Books. 6 lots
Bonhams. New York. Exploration and Travel. 149 lots
Tajan. Paris. Claude Morillon's Library.
Dorotheum . Vienna. Posters, Advertising Art, Comics, Film and Photohistory. 270 lots
Christies. New York. Private Collection of President and Mrs. Ronald Reagan - Books, Prints. 78 lots
Paige Auction. Portland. Art, Advertising, Collectibles and More. 58 lots
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Jewish and Israeli History and Culture. 401 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Books. 17 lots

Wed. Sep. 21st
Christies. London - King Street. Prints and Multiples. 158 lots
Bonhams. New York. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 187 lots
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Exeter. Antiquarian Books. 401 lots
Dorotheum . Vienna. Books and Decorative Prints.
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . History of the Jewish People in Eretz Israel and the Diaspora. 509 lots
Chiswick Auctions. London. Canals and River Books. 146 lots

Thu. Sep. 22nd
Swann Galleries. New York. 19th and 20th Century Prints and Drawings.
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Angling & Sporting with Travel & Exploration plus Cartography. 392 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Fine Books and Works on Paper. 524 lots
Kestenbaum and Company. New York. Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Holy Land Maps and Ceremonial Objects. 235 lots

Fri. Sep. 23rd
Venator and Hanstein. Köln . Books and Prints.
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Lee's Summit . Paintings, Lithographs, Etchings and Woodcuts Featuring Part I of the Robert Hudson Collection.
Skinner. Boston. Fine Prints, Fine Photographs. 164 lots
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Old Master Prints. 70 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Antiques and Accessories - Books and Prints. 55 lots
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Old Master Prints. 66 lots

Sat. Sep. 24th
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Books and Prints. 40 lots
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Autographs. 89 lots
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Advertising, Toys and Con-Op: Posters and Prints.
Venator and Hanstein. Köln . Modern and contemporary Prints and Drawings · Modern Books.
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Books. 354 lots

Sun. Sep. 25th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 9/18.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 9/18.
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Books and Prints. 45 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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>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.