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25 Auctions Archived, 35 Sales Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday, October 22nd, 25 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 9 denominated in euros, 5 in English pounds, and 11 in US dollars.  Turnover was $14,427,742 as 6,572 lots were offered and 5,027 sold for a 76% success rate.

4 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 


Sothebys
Arts of the Islamic World on October 19th: $3,892,715 
PIASA
Library of Tissot Dupont - Part 2 on October 19th: $1,826,696 
Bonhams
Prints and Multiples on October 18th: $1,510,557 
Sothebys
The Library of an English Bibliophile, Part VI on October 20th: $1,345,684 

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

OSENAT
The Empire at Fontainebleau on October 7th: 222.72% 
PIASA
Art Nouveau Posters on October 17th: 138.26% 
Swann Galleries
Early Printed, Medical, Scientific and Travel Books on October 18th: 130.72% 
Sothebys
Arts of the Islamic World on October 19th: 126.82% 
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers
Antiques and Interiors with Pictures: Prints on October 17th: 125.83% 
PIASA
Library of Tissot Dupont - Part 1 on October 18th: 112.91% 
Artcurial
Prints and Illustrated Books on October 17th: 108.59% 
PIASA
Library of Tissot Dupont - Part 2 on October 19th: 108.35% 


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

National Book Auctions
Books, Art and Ephemera - Polar, West, Americana, Sendak etc on October 8th: 100.00% 
Heritage Auctions
Comics - Internet bidstart 10/9 on October 16th: 100.00% 
Swann Galleries
Early Printed, Medical, Scientific and Travel Books on October 18th: 97.91% 
Heritage Auctions
Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 10/9 on October 16th: 97.55% 
Doyle New York
Prints and Multiples on October 18th: 89.91% 
Heritage Auctions
Manuscripts on October 20th: 85.49% 
Clars Auction Gallery
Prints on October 15th: 81.25% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys Kulliyat, signed by Na’im al-Din al-Katib,  on October 19th Actual price: USD $577,060.
  2. Sothebys UNRECORDED AUTOGRAPH SKETCH-LEAF FOR THE FIFTH PIANO CONCERTO IN E FLAT MAJOR, OP.73 ("EMPEROR"), DEDICATED TO THE ARCHDUKE RUDOLF, CONTAINING THEMES AND IDEAS FOR THE MAIN MATERIAL OF THE FIRST AND LAST MOVEMENTS on October 20th Actual price: USD $459,940.
  3. Heritage Auctions Georg Wittig Nobel Prize Medal in Chemistry Received in 1979, Together with Four Additional Medals. on October 20th Actual price: USD $274,000.
  4. Sothebys A compendium containing astrological and talismanic treatises and tracts mostly by Abu Ma’shar al-Balki (d.886 AD) and including numerous tables, signed by Mufaddal ibn Haydar and Mas’ud ibn As’ad,  on October 19th Actual price: USD $254,980.
  5. Sothebys A fine illuminated Qur'an, copied by Suleyman al-Uskudari, on October 19th Actual price: USD $240,340.
  6. PIASA Gamiani ou Une Nuit d'excès on October 19th Actual price: USD $226,698.
  7. Sothebys An illuminated muraqqa' of Ka'b ibn Zubayr's Qasida al-Burda, signed by Mustafa Izzet, on October 19th Actual price: USD $218,380.
  8. Sothebys A large illuminated firman bearing the tughra of Sultan Mehmed IV (r.1648-87) on October 19th Actual price: USD $211,060.
  9. Sothebys Abu ‘Abdallah Muhammad ibn Isma’il ibn Ibrahim al-Bukhari al-Ju’fi (d.870 AD) on October 19th Actual price: USD $196,420.
  10. Sothebys Prayers for the seven days of the week, signed by Ahmad Karahisari (d. circa 1556), on October 19th Actual price: USD $167,140.
  11. PIASA [Theuerdank]. Die Geuerlicheiten und Einsteils der Geschichten des loblichen streyt paren und hochberumbten helds und Ritters herr Tewrdannckhs on October 19th Actual price: USD $134,299.
  12. Sothebys Kitab al-taqsim wa al-tashjir, a treatise on medicine, signed by Sa’ad ibn Sa’id ibn Lutfallah ibn Sa’ad al-Katib al-Misri,  on October 19th Actual price: USD $109,800.
  13. Bonhams Reverie, from 11 Pop Artists, Vol. II on October 18th Actual price: USD $106,250.
  14. Sothebys the six books of the Mathnawi, on October 19th Actual price: USD $99,125.
  15. Sothebys LES TROIS MOUSQUETAIRES. on October 20th Actual price: USD $88,450.
  16. Swann Galleries 19 folding engraved plates. on October 18th Actual price: USD $87,500.
  17. Sothebys An illuminated Qur'an juz' (IV) on October 19th Actual price: USD $83,875.
  18. PIASA Fables choisies mises en vers par Jean de La Fontaine on October 19th Actual price: USD $82,819.
  19. Bonhams Corrida on October 18th Actual price: USD $81,250.
  20. Heritage Auctions Abraham Lincoln Carte de Visite by Mathew Brady Signed "A. Lincoln." 2.5" x 4". on October 20th Actual price: USD $81,250.
  21. Sothebys A large illuminated Qur'an, copied by Muhammad Reza ibn Muhammad Taqi al-Tabrizi, dedicated to Samsam al-Daulah Khan-e Dauran, on October 19th Actual price: USD $76,250.
  22. Sothebys Majmu'a, a scientific, astronomical and mathematical compendium of eleven works, dedicated to the Artuqid ruler Abu’l-Harith ibn Qara Arsalan ibn Artuq, on October 19th Actual price: USD $73,200.
  23. PIASA Les Français peints par eux-mêmes. Encyclopédie morale du XIXe siècle on October 18th Actual price: USD $68,926.
  24. Sothebys Guy va Chawgan (also known as Hal-nameh) on October 19th Actual price: USD $68,625.
  25. PIASA Liber chronicarum cum figuris et ymaginibus ab initio mundi on October 19th Actual price: USD $68,299.


25 total sales reported this week:

Ader.
Vinyl and Memorabilia on October 11th: 36.98%
Bloomsbury Auctions.
Fine Photographs on October 20th: 35.88%
Sothebys.
The Library of an English Bibliophile, Part VI on October 20th: 72.50%
PIASA.
Library of Tissot Dupont - Part 2 on October 19th: 76.17%
Bonhams.
The Sporting Sale on October 19th: 73.47%
Sothebys.
Arts of the Islamic World on October 19th: 66.67%
Swann Galleries.
Early Printed, Medical, Scientific and Travel Books on October 18th: 97.91%
Bonhams.
Prints and Multiples on October 18th: 79.07%
Dorotheum .
Automobilia on October 18th: 75.45%
Doyle New York.
Prints and Multiples on October 18th: 89.91%
PIASA.
Library of Tissot Dupont - Part 1 on October 18th: 76.79%
Artcurial.
Prints and Illustrated Books on October 17th: 61.70%
PIASA.
Art Nouveau Posters on October 17th: 67.31%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers.
Antiques and Interiors with Pictures: Prints on October 17th: 32.26%
Bruun Rasmussen.
Prints on October 18th: 76.47%
Clars Auction Gallery.
Prints on October 16th: 69.44%
Clars Auction Gallery.
Prints on October 15th: 81.25%
OSENAT.
Automobilia on October 15th: 59.81%
Eldreds.
The Marine Sale - Books and Prints on October 15th: 75.00%
OSENAT.
The Empire at Fontainebleau on October 7th: 75.68%
RR Auction.
Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 9/23 on October 12th: 62.64%
National Book Auctions.
Books, Art and Ephemera - Polar, West, Americana, Sendak etc on October 8th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions.
Manuscripts on October 20th: 85.49%
Heritage Auctions.
Comics - Internet bidstart 10/9 on October 16th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions.
Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 10/9 on October 16th: 97.55% 

For the week ahead 35 sales are scheduled: 

Mon. Oct. 24th 
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 89 lots 

Tue. Oct. 25th 
Bonhams. New York. Photographs. 90 lots 
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Interiors - Prints. 24 lots 
Swann Galleries. New York. Fine and Vernacular Prints. 419 lots 
Northeast Auctions. Portsmouth. Fall Portsmouth Auction - Prints, Books. 39 lots 
Archives International Auctions. FORT LEE,. U.S. & Worldwide Scripophily, Banknotes & Security Printing Ephemera. 1013 lots 
Quagga Rare Books and Art. Stellenbosch. Photographs and Photobooks - Part 1 - Internet bidstart 10/18. 72 lots 
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Books and Manuscripts. 353 lots 

Wed. Oct. 26th 
Sothebys. London. Collections - Prints, Books. 5 lots 
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . Fine Art - Prints. 37 lots 
Sothebys. New York. Selections from the Fox Pointe Manor Library. 319 lots 
Christies. New York. Old Masters - Prints. 10 lots 
Purcell Auctioneers. Birr. Books. 518 lots 

Thu. Oct. 27th 
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Books and Works on Paper. 208 lots 
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Travel, Natural History and Colour Plate Books. 190 lots 
Swann Galleries. New York. Rare and Important Travel Posters. 222 lots 
Christies. London -South Kensington. First Open | Editions. 136 lots 
Heritage Auctions. New York. Photographs. 738 lots 
Auctionata. Berlin. Post War and Contemporary Art - Prints. 55 lots 
Brunk Auctions. Asheville, NC . Prints - Online - Internet Bidstart 10/13. 59 lots 
Forum Auctions in Italy. Roma. Rare Books. 405 lots 
One Of Kind Collectibles. Coral Gables. Autographs,& Manuscripts and Sports. 367 lots 
Sothebys. New York. Prints and Multiples. 352 lots 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. The Edgar Rice Burroughs Collection of Roy and Dela White Internet Rare Books and Autographs. 505 lots 

Fri. Oct. 28th 
Eldreds. East Dennis,. The Rosenthal Collection. 13 lots 
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. East Anglian Sale - Books. 178 lots 

Sat. Oct. 29th 
Gateway Gallery Auction. Chambersburg, PA . Sports Cards and Memorabilia. 361 lots 
Aspire Auctions. Cleveland. Fine Art - Prints, Online bistart 10/21. 28 lots 
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Fine and Decorative Arts - Prints. 19 lots 
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. The Magic Collection of David Baldwin. 144 lots 

Sun. Oct. 30th 
Skinner. Boston. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 544 lots 
Alexander Historical Auctions. Chesapeake City. Fall Autograph Auction 2016
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 10/23
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 10/23

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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
  • <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>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.