• <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
  • <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.
  • <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

Auction Update Review

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30 Auctions Archived, 22 Sales Upcoming

It was another busy week in the rooms. For the week ending the 1st of October, 30 sales were archived, generating $16,210,429 in sales. Fifteen were denominated in euros, 9 in U.S. dollars, 4 in British pounds, and 2 in Swiss francs. There were 7,144 lots offered, with 5,130 being sold. That was good for a sell-through rate of 72%. The average sales price was a healthy $3,160, with the big dollars going primarily for prints.

 


2 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Sothebys. Prints and Multiples on September 27th: $5,584,150
Christies. Thiebaud from Thiebaud: Prints and Works on Paper from the Private Studio of Wayne Thiebaud on September 29th: $4,466,750

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

Sothebys. Robert de Balkany, Rue de Varenne, Paris – Day sale on September 29th: 380.25%
Artcurial. More on September 28th: 165.35%
Ferraton. Books and Prints on September 17th: 162.41%
Auctionata. Old Master Prints on September 27th: 142.73%
Christies. Thiebaud from Thiebaud: Prints and Works on Paper from the Private Studio of Wayne Thiebaud on September 29th: 134.14%
Sothebys. Prints and Multiples on September 27th: 117.11%
Sothebys. Made in Britain - Prints on September 28th: 108.27%
Neal Auction Company. Books and Prints on September 24th: 106.30%


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

Christies. Thiebaud from Thiebaud: Prints and Works on Paper from the Private Studio of Wayne Thiebaud on September 29th: 100.00%
Sothebys. Robert de Balkany, Rue de Varenne, Paris – Day sale on September 29th: 100.00%
National Book Auctions. Easton, Egypt, Antique Leather, etc. on September 24th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 9/18 on September 25th: 98.70%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 9/18 on September 25th: 97.76%
Artcurial. More on September 28th: 90.12%
Sothebys. Made in Britain - Prints on September 28th: 84.00%
Ferraton. Books and Prints on September 17th: 83.44%
Sothebys. Prints and Multiples on September 27th: 83.33%
Forum Auctions. Fine Books and Works on Paper on September 22nd: 80.53%

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys TWO HUMAN BEINGS. THE LONELY ONES (W. 157; SCH. 133) on September 27th Actual price: USD $2,034,500.
  2. Christies City and Streets signed '? Thiebaud' (upper left) on September 29th Actual price: USD $583,500.
  3. Christies Levees and Dikes (Green River Turn) on September 29th Actual price: USD $487,500.
  4. Christies Untitled (Cupcake) on September 29th Actual price: USD $463,500.
  5. Christies Lemon Meringue Pie Slices signed and dated '? Thiebaud 1990 2013' (upper center); dated again '1990' (on the reverse) on September 29th Actual price: USD $211,500.
  6. Christies Untitled (Sunglasses) on September 29th Actual price: USD $199,500.
  7. Christies A La Recherche du Shoe Perdu on September 27th Actual price: USD $199,500.
  8. Sothebys PROMENADE VOR DEM CAFÉ (KAISER-CAFÉ BERLIN) (GERCKEN 670; DUBE 244) on September 27th Actual price: USD $178,100.
  9. Sothebys ZWEI FRAUEN (G. 681; D. 259) on September 27th Actual price: USD $178,100.
  10. Christies Coastline (Drawing for California Arts Plate) on September 29th Actual price: USD $168,750.
  11. Sothebys SHADOWS II (F. & S. II.210-215) on September 27th Actual price: USD $162,500.
  12. Christies Big Suckers, from Seven Still Lifes and a Rabbit on September 29th Actual price: USD $156,250.
  13. Sothebys MARILYN MONROE (F. & S. II.31) on September 27th Actual price: USD $154,375.
  14. Sothebys DREI AKTE IM WALDE (D. 637) on September 27th Actual price: USD $113,750.
  15. Christies Cake Slices signed '? Thiebaud' (upper center) on September 29th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  16. Christies Untitled (Pie Slice) on September 29th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  17. Christies Large Sucker, from Seven Still Lifes and a Rabbit on September 29th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  18. Christies Delights on September 29th Actual price: USD $93,750.
  19. Christies Eight Lipsticks on September 29th Actual price: USD $87,500.
  20. Christies Untitled (Four Striped Ties) on September 29th Actual price: USD $81,250.
  21. Sothebys PORTRAIT STYLISÉ DE JACQUELINE (B. 1065; BA. 1285) on September 27th Actual price: USD $81,250.
  22. Sothebys SELF-PORTRAIT (WOLL 37; SCHIEFLER 31) on September 27th Actual price: USD $81,250.
  23. Christies Tie Rows on September 29th Actual price: USD $75,000.
  24. Sothebys KATE MOSS on September 28th Actual price: USD $73,125.
  25. RR Auction Dave Scott’s Apollo 17 Flown Robbins Medal on September 26th Actual price: USD $68,750.


30 total sales reported this week:

Bloomsbury Auctions. 20th Century Books and Works on Paper on September 29th: 68.81%
Swann Galleries. Illustration Art on September 29th: 67.00%
Auctionata. Post War and Contemporary Art - Prints on September 29th: 18.18%
Auctionata. Editions on September 29th: 23.14%
Christies. Thiebaud from Thiebaud: Prints and Works on Paper from the Private Studio of Wayne Thiebaud on September 29th: 100.00%
Dorotheum . Prints Before 1900 on September 29th: 66.22%
Sothebys. Robert de Balkany, Rue de Varenne, Paris – Day sale on September 29th: 100.00%
Sothebys. Made in Britain - Prints on September 28th: 84.00%
Artcurial. More on September 28th: 90.12%
Auctionata. Modern Classics - Prints on September 28th: 0.00%
Dorotheum . Globes on September 28th: 37.50%
Ader. Photo - Books on September 23rd: 52.48%
Auctionata. Old Master Prints on September 27th: 75.00%
Christies. First Open | Home - Books, Photos, Prints on September 27th: 54.00%
Sothebys. Prints and Multiples on September 27th: 83.33%
Rossini. Prints, 19th and 20th Century on September 26th: 57.58%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on September 27th: 11.69%
RR Auction. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet pre-bidding 9/15-9/25 on September 26th: 54.37%
Forum Auctions. Fine Books and Works on Paper on September 22nd: 80.53%
National Book Auctions. Easton, Egypt, Antique Leather, etc. on September 24th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 9/18 on September 25th: 98.70%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 9/18 on September 25th: 97.76%
Neal Auction Company. Books and Prints on September 24th: 75.00%
Venator and Hanstein. Modern and contemporary Prints and Drawings · Modern Books on September 24th: 50.34%
Venator and Hanstein. Books · Prints and Drawings · Autographs on September 23rd: 36.67%
Koller Auctions. Old Master Prints on September 23rd: 71.21%
Koller Auctions. Old Master Prints on September 23rd: 44.29%
Eldreds. Antiques and Accessories - Books and Prints on September 23rd: 54.55%
Skinner. Fine Prints, Fine Photographs on September 23rd: 79.27%
Ferraton. Books and Prints on September 17th: 83.44%


For the week ahead 22 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Oct. 3rd
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Photographs. 426 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 93 lots

Tue. Oct. 4th
Tooveys. West Sussex. Antiquarian and Collectors Books. 292 lots
Christies. New York. Photographs: The Evening Sale. 26 lots
Christies. London - King Street. Leslie Waddington Collection - Prints. 3 lots
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Exeter. Prints. 30 lots

Wed. Oct. 5th
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints and Maps. 176 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Documents. 485 lots
Sothebys. Paris. Bibliothèque cynégétique du Verne : Vénerie, fauconnerie, chasses. 271 lots
Christies. New York. Photographs. 156 lots
Dallas Auction Gallery. Dallas. The Fine Art Auction - Prints. 32 lots
Purcell Auctioneers. Birr. Antiques and Collectables -Books and Prints. 42 lots
Robert Siegel Galleries. New York. Peter Sharrer Collection of Postal Markings. 107 lots

Thu. Oct. 6th
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Literature. 453 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Photographs. 155 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. African-American Fine Art - Prints. 173 lots

Fri. Oct. 7th
Marc van de Wiele Auctions. Brugge. Antiquarian Books. 1178 lots
Sothebys. London. Photographs. 175 lots
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. The Empire at Fontainebleau. 37 lots

Sat. Oct. 8th
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . October Estate Sale - Prints and Books. 27 lots

Sun. Oct. 9th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 10/2.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 10/2.

Mike Stillman

RBH and AE

  • <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>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.