• <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>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
  • <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.

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12 Auctions Archived, 16 Sales Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 14 January 2017 12 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 2 denominated in euros, 4 in British pounds, and 6 in US dollars.  Turnover was $1,145,170 as 3,853 lots were offered and 2,872 sold for a 75% success rate.

 

We are in the quiet period but the spring will come early this year.



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

Lyon and TurnbullRare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photography on January 11th: 122.01% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsEdwin S. Curtis "The North American Indian" - Online on January 9th: 105.32% 


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

National Book AuctionsBooks on January 7th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 1/1 on January 8th: 99.60% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 1/1 on January 8th: 98.47% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsEdwin S. Curtis "The North American Indian" - Online on January 9th: 89.13% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on January 10th: 88.64% 
Michaans AuctionsJanuary Estate Auction on January 7th: 84.62% 
Lyon and TurnbullRare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photography on January 11th: 81.29% 
Chiswick AuctionsPrinted Books and Manuscripts on November 30th: 80.15% 
 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Lyon and Turnbull Animal Locomotion. An Electro-Photographic Investigation of Consecutive Phases of Animal Movements 1872-1885. on January 11th Actual price: USD $90,750.
  2. Lyon and Turnbull 1) Wordsworth, William "The Pine Tree upon Monte Mario", Autograph Manuscript Poem, signed; 15 lines including title, with at foot: "Rydal Mount, St. Peter's day (June 29th), 1843. Transcribed for my beloved friend Isabella Fenwick, Wm. Wordsworth", one s on January 11th Actual price: USD $51,425.
  3. Bibliopathos Atlas sive Geographia compendiosa in qua Orbis Terrarum paucis attamen novissimus tabulis ostenditur on December 15th Actual price: USD $45,262.
  4. Bibliopathos Dialogo [...] sopra i due Massimi Sistemi del Mondo Tolemaico, e Copernicano on December 15th Actual price: USD $20,691.
  5. Bibliopathos Atlante Novissimo. on December 15th Actual price: USD $19,875.
  6. Lyon and Turnbull Emilie Schindler's manuscript workbook containing 60pp. of German-Spanish translation notes on January 11th Actual price: USD $11,344.
  7. Bibliopathos Atlas Universel dressé sur les meilleures cartes modernes on December 15th Actual price: USD $10,346.
  8. Heritage Auctions Four Color #4 Donald Duck (Dell, 1940) CGC VG 4.0 Cream to off-white pages. on January 8th Actual price: USD $7,170.
  9. Lyon and Turnbull Syphilis sive Morbus Gallicus. on January 11th Actual price: USD $6,353.
  10. Lyon and Turnbull 2pp. typed letter signed in red ink sent from Oskar Schindler to Emilie Schindler, on January 11th Actual price: USD $5,748.
  11. Bibliopathos Liber epistolarum beati Augustini episcopi hipponensis ecclesie on December 15th Actual price: USD $5,690.
  12. Lyon and Turnbull A General History of Birds. on January 11th Actual price: USD $5,143.
  13. Lyon and Turnbull Idem] The Blue Fairy Book, 1889. First edition, with an ALS from Laing to Thomas Hutchison laid-in, commenting, "This book is only meant for children...", 8 full-page illustrations, 16pp. publisher's catalogue dated August 1889; Lang, Andrew The Red Fairy on January 11th Actual price: USD $4,840.
  14. Michaans Auctions Sally's Back and "Frances Duckling" on January 7th Actual price: USD $4,720.
  15. Lyon and Turnbull A Voyage Round Great Britain.. on January 11th Actual price: USD $4,538.
  16. Lyon and Turnbull Book of Common Prayer, 1636/7 The Booke of Common Prayer... on January 11th Actual price: USD $4,538.
  17. Lyon and Turnbull Die unbesungenen Helden. on January 11th Actual price: USD $4,538.
  18. Lyon and Turnbull Alexandria. on January 11th Actual price: USD $4,538.
  19. PBA Galleries Zwen Tractatus des hocherfarnen... 1. De viribus membrorum spiritualium, II. De Electro. Mit Erklärung ettlicher Wörter und Praeparationum on January 12th Actual price: USD $4,500.
  20. PBA Galleries Reichenbachia. Orchids Illustrated and Described on January 12th Actual price: USD $4,200.
  21. Lyon and Turnbull The Old Closes & Streets of Glasgow. on January 11th Actual price: USD $3,933.
  22. Lyon and Turnbull Postcard, post-marked 31.7.57, handwritten and signed, to Emilie Schindler, 15 x 10.5cm Provenance: From the estate of Emilie Schindler and thence by descent on January 11th Actual price: USD $3,933.
  23. Lyon and Turnbull A Collection of the Most Remarkable Accounts that Relate to the families of Scotland, Drawn from their owne charters... on January 11th Actual price: USD $3,933.
  24. Lyon and Turnbull Lord of the Flies on January 11th Actual price: USD $3,933.
  25. Lyon and Turnbull Opera Inedita... Goettingen: Joann. Christian. on January 11th Actual price: USD $3,630.




12 total sales reported this week:

PBA Galleries. Rare Medicine & Science: Inventory of Edwin V. Glaser Rare Books on January 12th: 44.59%
National Book Auctions. Books on January 7th: 100.00%
Bibliopathos. Fine and Valuable Books on December 15th: 15.67%
Chiswick Auctions. Canals and River Books on September 21st: 77.40%
Chiswick Auctions. Printed Books and Manuscripts on November 30th: 80.15%
Lyon and Turnbull. Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photography on January 11th: 81.29%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Edwin S. Curtis "The North American Indian" - Online on January 9th: 89.13%
Winter Associates. Mid-Century Modern - Prints on January 9th: 51.72%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on January 10th: 88.64%
Michaans Auctions. January Estate Auction on January 7th: 84.62%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 1/1 on January 8th: 98.47%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 1/1 on January 8th: 99.60%

 

For the week ahead 16 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jan. 16th
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Prints from the Collection of Clifford and Rosemary Ellis. 163 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 89 lots

Tue. Jan. 17th
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Online Auction – Jewish Art and Artists. 518 lots

Wed. Jan. 18th
Sothebys. New York. Alexander Hamilton: An Important Family Archive. 77 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Prints, Multiples and Photography. 138 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Post War and Contemporary Art. 113 lots
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . Fine Art, Furniture and Decorative Arts - Prints. 54 lots
JellyFishTree. Johannesburg. Collectible Books. 145 lots

Thu. Jan. 19th
Bonhams. London. A Gentleman's Library. 15 lots
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. West Palm Beach, Florida . Palm Beach January Auction. 38 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Olympic Memorabilia - Internet bidstart 1/12. 12 lots

Sat. Jan. 21st
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Antiques and Accessories - Books and Prints. 58 lots
Sothebys. Paris. Comic Strips. 71 lots
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books, Art, Ephemera, and Collectibles.

Sun. Jan. 22nd
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 1/15.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 1/15.

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.