• <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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Twenty Auctions Archived, 16 Sales Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday, February 26th, 20 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; one denominated in Danish krona, 4 in euros, 3 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 11 in US dollars.  Turnover was $3,398,721 as 6,722 lots were offered and 5,121 lots sold for a 76% success rate.


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

TooveysPostcards, Autographs and Ephemera on February 21st: 177.03% 
De Baecque and AssociesWeapons - War - Historical Memory on February 22nd: 169.63% 
Cowans AuctionsProperty of N. Flayderman & Co. on February 21st: 152.74% 
ALDECollection Gerard Vidalenche - Artist's Books on February 21st: 127.29% 


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

Heritage AuctionsManuscripts and Autographs on February 17th: 100.00% 
Aspire AuctionsPrints - Internet bidstart 2/10 on February 18th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsScott W. Dawson Weekly Internet Auction - Books on February 18th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 2/12 on February 19th: 99.75% 
National Book AuctionsBooks, Art and Ephemera - Civil War, Steinbeck, Frontier on February 18th: 99.71% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 2/12 on February 19th: 97.94% 
TooveysPostcards, Autographs and Ephemera on February 21st: 92.26% 
Cowans AuctionsProperty of N. Flayderman & Co. on February 21st: 90.65% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on February 21st: 86.15% 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Cowans Auctions Rare & Important Album Containing CDVs & Cabinet Cards of Wells Fargo Highway Men, Train Robbers, & Other Criminals on February 21st Actual price: USD $46,800.
  2. Cowans Auctions Men of Color, To Arms! To Arms! Now or Never</i>, Exceptionally Rare Civil War Recruitment Broadside on February 21st Actual price: USD $34,800.
  3. RR Auction Prince Signed Handwritten Brit Awards Acceptance Speech on February 16th Actual price: USD $26,228.
  4. Cowans Auctions Charleston Mercury Extra</i>, Rare Broadside Announcing South Carolina Secession, December 1860 on February 21st Actual price: USD $24,000.
  5. RR Auction Prince 'The Screams of Passion' Handwritten Lyrics on February 16th Actual price: USD $23,555.
  6. RR Auction Classic Rock Legends Signatures: Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Canned Heat on February 16th Actual price: USD $23,309.
  7. Cowans Auctions Rare Richmond, Virginia, CSA Broadsides Calling for the Defense of Richmond on February 21st Actual price: USD $22,800.
  8. De Baecque and Associes Henri VIII, roi d’Angleterre. Lettre signée on February 22nd Actual price: USD $22,730.
  9. RR Auction Beatles 1965 'Help!' Grammy Nomination on February 16th Actual price: USD $20,405.
  10. Cowans Auctions Come and Join Us Brothers</i> Very Rare Civil War Colored Troops Recruitment Broadside on February 21st Actual price: USD $18,600.
  11. Cowans Auctions Extraordinary Barbary Wars-Era, United States Naval Officer's POW Diary, Ca 1803-1805 on February 21st Actual price: USD $18,000.
  12. Cowans Auctions Civil War Surgeon and Libby Prison POW William S. Newton Manuscript Archive on February 21st Actual price: USD $16,800.
  13. RR Auction Jimi Hendrix Experience: Electric Ladyland Alternate Album Cover Proof on February 16th Actual price: USD $16,630.
  14. RR Auction Jimi Hendrix Autograph Letter Signed on February 16th Actual price: USD $16,500.
  15. De Baecque and Associes Journal personnel campagne de Chine. on February 22nd Actual price: USD $16,236.
  16. RR Auction Sex Pistols Signed Album on February 16th Actual price: USD $15,919.
  17. De Baecque and Associes Correspondance d’Afrique. on February 22nd Actual price: USD $15,586.
  18. RR Auction Beatles Signed Photograph on February 16th Actual price: USD $15,000.
  19. RR Auction Prince Autograph Letter Signed on February 16th Actual price: USD $14,854.
  20. ALDE L’Inclémence lointaine. on February 21st Actual price: USD $14,438.
  21. RR Auction Prince Autograph Letter Signed in Card on February 16th Actual price: USD $13,829.
  22. PBA Galleries The San Francisco Directory for the Year 1852-53: Embracing a general directory of citizens; a street directory; a new and complete map of the city; and an appendix of general information, an almanac, etc. First Publication on February 23rd Actual price: USD $13,200.
  23. Cowans Auctions Exceptional Confederate Broadsides Concerning Texas Troops, 1862-1864 on February 21st Actual price: USD $13,200.
  24. Cowans Auctions John Brown, Jr., 1861 ALS to Social Reformer Gerrit Smith, Plus Presentation Knife on February 21st Actual price: USD $12,600.
  25. RR Auction Prince Signed Document on February 16th Actual price: USD $12,396.



20 total sales reported this week:

RR Auction. Marvels of Modern Music - Internet bidstart 2/9 on February 16th: 66.00%
PBA Galleries. Americana - Travel & Exploration - World History - Cartography on February 23rd: 58.98%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Books and Works on Paper on February 23rd: 73.48%
De Baecque and Associes. Weapons - War - Historical Memory on February 22nd: 69.03%
Tooveys. Prints on February 22nd: 64.00%
Tooveys. Postcards, Autographs and Ephemera on February 21st: 92.26%
Nosbüsch & Stucke. Rare Books and Prints on February 18th: 65.84%
ALDE. Collection Gerard Vidalenche - Artist's Books on February 21st: 78.70%
Ader. Photography Books: Araki to Ylla on February 16th: 43.45%
Morton Subastas. Books and Documents on February 21st: 38.29%
Cowans Auctions. Property of N. Flayderman & Co. on February 21st: 90.65%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on February 21st: 86.15%
Aspire Auctions. Prints - Internet bidstart 2/10 on February 18th: 100.00%
National Book Auctions. Books, Art and Ephemera - Civil War, Steinbeck, Frontier on February 18th: 99.71%
Alexander Historical Auctions. Historical Militaria on February 18th: 72.66%
Eldreds. Winter Market Auction - Prints and Books on February 18th: 66.67%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 2/12 on February 19th: 97.94%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 2/12 on February 19th: 99.75%
Heritage Auctions. Scott W. Dawson Weekly Internet Auction - Books on February 18th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Manuscripts and Autographs on February 17th: 100.00%


For the week ahead 16 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Feb. 27th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 75 lots

Tue. Feb. 28th
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Jucaica: Books, Manuscripts, Letters. 387 lots

Wed. Mar. 1st
Bonhams. London. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 209 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Documents. 520 lots
Christies. New York. Contemporary Editions. 203 lots
Ader. PARIS. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 167 lots
Audap and Mirabaud. PARIS. Old and Modern Prints, Photographs, Ancient and Modern Books. 340 lots

Thu. Mar. 2nd
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Prints. 116 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. 19th and 20th Century Prints and Drawings. 634 lots
PIASA. Paris. Interiors - Prints. 59 lots
Charlton Hall. West Columbia, SC. ARTURO PERALTA-RAMOS ESTATE. 111 lots

Sat. Mar. 4th
Treadway Toomey Auctions. Oak Park. The Butch McGuire’s Collection - and - 20th Century Art and Design - Prints. 80 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Western Americana Postcards, Vintage Photographs, and Stocks. 918 lots

Sun. Mar. 5th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 2/26.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 2/26.
Carlsen Gallery. Greenville, NY. Early March Antique Auction - Books and Prints. 16 lots

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  • <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.