• <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

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16 Auctions Archived, 34 Sales upcoming

For the week ended Saturday, November 5th, 16 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 3 denominated in euros, 2 in British pounds, and 11 in US dollars.  Turnover was $12,804,497 as 4,023 lots were offered and 3,281 sold for an 82% success rate.

2 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 


SothebysPrints and Multiples on October 28th: $7,983,375 
Swann GalleriesOld Master Through Modern Prints on November 3rd: $2,693,419 

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

Potter and Potter AuctionsThe Magic Collection of David Baldwin on October 29th: 131.20% 
Swann GalleriesAutographs on November 1st: 107.36% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on November 1st: 103.77% 
 

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

Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 10/23 on October 30th: 100.00% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsThe Magic Collection of David Baldwin on October 29th: 99.31% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 10/23 on October 30th: 98.47% 
William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsAutumn Auction - Prints, Books on November 1st: 95.24% 
EldredsThe Rosenthal Collection on October 28th: 92.31% 
Swann GalleriesAutographs on November 1st: 89.12% 
Audap and MirabaudPapadopoulos Library chez Audap & Mirabaud on October 28th: 87.23% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on November 1st: 85.51% 
PBA GalleriesFine Press Books on November 3rd: 84.05% 
 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys ANGST (WOLL 63; SCHIEFLER 61) on October 28th Actual price: USD $826,000.
  2. Sothebys PORTRAIT DE JEUNE FILLE, D'APRÈS CRANACH LE JEUNE.II (B. 859; BA. 1053) on October 28th Actual price: USD $610,000.
  3. Sothebys PORTRAIT DE JACQUELINE ACCOUDÉE (FEMME ACCOUDÉE) (B. 922; BA. 1240) on October 28th Actual price: USD $310,000.
  4. Sothebys BULL PROFILE (C. 116-121) on October 28th Actual price: USD $262,000.
  5. Sothebys MADONNA (W. 39; S. 33) on October 28th Actual price: USD $225,000.
  6. Sothebys 0 THROUGH 9 (ULAE 3) on October 28th Actual price: USD $187,500.
  7. Sothebys PORTRAIT DE JEUNE FILLE, D'APRÈS CRANACH LE JEUNE. II (B. 859; BA. 1053) on October 28th Actual price: USD $143,750.
  8. Sothebys BOOSTER on October 28th Actual price: USD $137,500.
  9. Sothebys UNTITLED on October 28th Actual price: USD $137,500.
  10. Sothebys JACQUELINE LISANT (B. 1181; BA. 1292 AND BA. 1294) on October 28th Actual price: USD $137,500.
  11. Sothebys BLACK DRESS on October 28th Actual price: USD $131,250.
  12. Sothebys JACQUELINE AU CHAPEAU DE PAILLE (TÊTE DE FEMME) (B. 1067; BA. 1279) on October 28th Actual price: USD $112,500.
  13. Sothebys SELF PORTRAIT/COLOR on October 28th Actual price: USD $112,500.
  14. Sothebys TWO HUMAN BEINGS (THE LONELY ONES) (W. 13; S. 20) on October 28th Actual price: USD $112,500.
  15. Sothebys GRACE KELLY (F. & S. II.305) on October 28th Actual price: USD $106,250.
  16. Sothebys $ (9) (SEE F. & S. II.285 - 286) on October 28th Actual price: USD $106,250.
  17. Sothebys TWO MAPS II (ULAE 26) on October 28th Actual price: USD $93,750.
  18. Sothebys PORTRAIT DE JACQUELINE DE FACE. II (TÊTE DE FEMME) (B. 1063; BA. 1280) on October 28th Actual price: USD $93,750.
  19. Sothebys THE GIRLS ON THE BRIDGE (W. 232; S. 200) on October 28th Actual price: USD $87,500.
  20. Sothebys USUYUKI (ULAE 216) on October 28th Actual price: USD $75,000.
  21. Sothebys PORTRAIT DE JACQUELINE AU BANDEAU, ACCOUDÉE (FEMME AU BANDEAU) (B. 1081; BAER 1306) on October 28th Actual price: USD $75,000.
  22. Sothebys SONGES (C. BK.12) on October 28th Actual price: USD $68,750.
  23. Sothebys PORTRAIT DE JACQUELINE DE FACE. I (TÊTE DE FEMME) (B. 1064; BA. 1278) on October 28th Actual price: USD $62,500.
  24. Sothebys THE SICK CHILD I (W. 72; S. 59) on October 28th Actual price: USD $62,500.
  25. Sothebys THE SEERS (M. 661-666) on October 28th Actual price: USD $60,000.


16 auctions reported this week:

PBA Galleries. Fine Press Books on November 3rd: 84.05%
Swann Galleries. Old Master Through Modern Prints on November 3rd: 62.87%
Dorotheum . Modern and Contemporary Prints on November 2nd: 64.61%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Fine Books and Manuscripts on November 2nd: 61.76%
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Autumn Auction - Prints, Books on November 1st: 95.24%
Swann Galleries. Autographs on November 1st: 89.12%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Antiques and Interiors - Books and Pictures on October 31st: 38.10%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on November 1st: 85.51%
Eldreds. Fine and Decorative Arts - Prints on October 29th: 73.68%
Potter and Potter Auctions. The Magic Collection of David Baldwin on October 29th: 99.31%
Audap and Mirabaud. Papadopoulos Library chez Audap & Mirabaud on October 28th: 87.23%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. East Anglian Sale - Books on October 28th: 59.55%
Eldreds. The Rosenthal Collection on October 28th: 92.31%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 10/23 on October 30th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 10/23 on October 30th: 98.47%
Sothebys. Prints and Multiples on October 28th: 79.83%

For the week ahead 34 sales are scheduled:


Mon. Nov. 7th
Sothebys. London. China in Print and on Paper. 263 lots
Brunk Auctions. Asheville, NC . Presidential and 1st Ladies Election Sale - Internet bidstart 10/24. 93 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 88 lots

Tue. Nov. 8th
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. The Library of Pierre Berge - Part 2. 185 lots
25 Blythe Road. LONDON. Charles Miller - Maritime. 20 lots

Wed. Nov. 9th
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Modern and Contemporary Editions. 190 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Books, Maps and Documents. 587 lots
Bonhams. London. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 233 lots
Zisska and Lacher. Munich. Rare Books, Maps, Photographs, Prints and Drawings. 1841 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 10/21. 943 lots
JellyFishTree. Johannesburg. Collectible Books. 41 lots
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. Library of Pierre Berge - Part 2, Day 2. 191 lots

Thu. Nov. 10th
Swann Galleries. New York. 19th and 20th Century Literature. 304 lots
Bolaffi Ambassador Auctions. Milan. Posters - Internet bidstart 10/31. 510 lots
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. RARE PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE 19TH CENTURY AND GUSTAVE LE GRAY. 170 lots
Christies. Paris. Photographs. 123 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Motoring Literature, Early Cycling, Automobilia, Maritime & Models. 455 lots
Rossini. Paris. Posters, Prints, Lithographs.
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Gustave Le Gray: 18 Views of Paris. 18 lots
Sothebys. Paris. Photographs. 103 lots

Fri. Nov. 11th
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Lancaster. Rare, Out of Print and Used Books. 500 lots
Sothebys. London. Bowie/Collector Part II: Modern and Contemporary Art, Day Auction. 22 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Space Exploration. 524 lots
25 Blythe Road. LONDON. Bruce Marchant - Film Posters and Memorabilia - Internet bidstart 11/9. 100 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Military and Aviation History. 101 lots
John McInnis Auctioneers. Amesbury. Americana - Books and Prints; War Memorabilia.
Sothebys. Paris. Photographs from Atkins to Warhol - An Important European Collection. 79 lots

Sat. Nov. 12th
Christies. Paris. Photographs. 69 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints.
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . November Estate Auction - Books and Prints.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Signature Auction. 769 lots

Sun. Nov. 13th
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. 19th Century Spirit.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 11/6.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 11/6.

Bruce McKinney

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.