• <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.
  • <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>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

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Eighteen Auctions Archived, 23 Auctions Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday, March 4th, 2017 18 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 7 denominated in euros, 3 in British pounds, and 8 in US dollars.  Turnover was $13,867,971 as 6,737 lots were posted and 5,760 lots sold for a robust 86% success rate.

 

3 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 


Heritage AuctionsComics on February 24th: $6,332,633 
Swann Galleries19th and 20th Century Prints and Drawings on March 2nd: $3,146,297 
ChristiesContemporary Editions on March 1st: $1,707,688 

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

Audap and MirabaudOld and Modern Prints, Photographs, Ancient and Modern Books on March 1st: 143.70% 
AderModern and Contemporary Prints on March 1st: 137.01% 
ALDEXVth to XIXth Century Books on February 24th: 130.94% 
BonhamsFine Books and Manuscripts on March 1st: 122.17% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on March 1st: 116.18% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrints on March 2nd: 105.45% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersObjects and Curiosities from Around the World - Manuscripts on February 25th: 103.01% 

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

Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 2/19 on February 26th: 99.88% 
Heritage AuctionsComics on February 24th: 99.34% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 2/19 on February 26th: 97.41% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersObjects and Curiosities from Around the World - Manuscripts on February 25th: 96.43% 
AderModern and Contemporary Prints on March 1st: 93.41% 
Winner's Auctions and ExhibitionsPassover Haggadot - Online Auction on February 22nd: 92.61% 
BonhamsFine Books and Manuscripts on March 1st: 91.87% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on March 1st: 89.04% 
ChristiesContemporary Editions on March 1st: 83.90% 
Audap and MirabaudOld and Modern Prints, Photographs, Ancient and Modern Books on March 1st: 82.65% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Swann Galleries Four Tales from the Arabian Nights. on March 2nd Actual price: USD $269,000.
  2. Heritage Auctions Robert Crumb Hup #4 Complete 4-Page Story Original Art (Last Gasp, 1992). on February 24th Actual price: USD $155,350.
  3. Heritage Auctions Frank Frazetta Thor's Flight Oil Painting Original Art (1968). on February 24th Actual price: USD $155,350.
  4. Heritage Auctions Amazing Fantasy #15 (Marvel, 1962) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white to white pages. on February 24th Actual price: USD $155,350.
  5. Swann Galleries Evening Wind. on March 2nd Actual price: USD $149,000.
  6. Heritage Auctions Batman #1 (DC, 1940) CGC VG- 3.5 Off-white pages. on February 24th Actual price: USD $143,400.
  7. Heritage Auctions Alex Raymond Flash Gordon Original Art dated 10-27-35 (King Features Syndicate, 1935). on February 24th Actual price: USD $131,450.
  8. Heritage Auctions Detective Comics #35 (DC, 1940) CGC VF- 7.5 Cream to off-white pages. on February 24th Actual price: USD $119,500.
  9. Swann Galleries Orologi Molli. on March 2nd Actual price: USD $112,500.
  10. Heritage Auctions Alex Raymond Flash Gordon with Jungle Jim Topper Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 11-12-39 Group of 2 (King Features Syndicate, 1939). on February 24th Actual price: USD $95,600.
  11. Bonhams An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations on March 1st Actual price: USD $84,563.
  12. Swann Galleries The Coiffure. on March 2nd Actual price: USD $81,250.
  13. Heritage Auctions Robert Crumb Mr. Natural #2 Complete 4-Page Story Original Art (Apex/San Francisco Comic Book Company, 1970). on February 24th Actual price: USD $77,675.
  14. Heritage Auctions Captain America Comics #68 Cover Original Art (Timely, 1948). on February 24th Actual price: USD $77,675.
  15. Heritage Auctions Bill Watterson Calvin and Hobbes Daily Comic Strip Original Art dated 4-28-86 (Universal Press Syndicate, 1986). on February 24th Actual price: USD $71,700.
  16. Heritage Auctions Steve Ditko Amazing Spider-Man #34 Story Page 16 Original Art (Marvel, 1966). on February 24th Actual price: USD $71,700.
  17. Heritage Auctions Detective Comics #32 (DC, 1939) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white pages. on February 24th Actual price: USD $71,700.
  18. Heritage Auctions Batman #1 (DC, 1940) CBCS GD+ 2.5 White pages. on February 24th Actual price: USD $71,700.
  19. Swann Galleries The Garden. on March 2nd Actual price: USD $70,000.
  20. Swann Galleries Upright Venice. on March 2nd Actual price: USD $70,000.
  21. Heritage Auctions Bill Elder MAD #2 Complete 7-Page Story "Mole!" (EC, 1952). on February 24th Actual price: USD $68,713.
  22. Heritage Auctions Frank Frazetta Ghost Rider #2 [A-1 Comics #29] Cover Original Art (Magazine Enterprises, 1950). on February 24th Actual price: USD $62,738.
  23. Christies My House set of three on March 1st Actual price: USD $62,500.
  24. Christies Untitled (Head II) on March 1st Actual price: USD $62,500.
  25. Christies John Wayne, from Cowboys and Indians on March 1st Actual price: USD $62,500.


18 total sales reported this week:

PIASA. Interiors - Prints on March 2nd: 37.29%
ALDE. XVth to XIXth Century Books on February 24th: 69.06%
Swann Galleries. 19th and 20th Century Prints and Drawings on March 2nd: 68.45%
Audap and Mirabaud. Old and Modern Prints, Photographs, Ancient and Modern Books on March 1st: 82.65%
Ader. Modern and Contemporary Prints on March 1st: 93.41%
Christies. Contemporary Editions on March 1st: 83.90%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Prints on March 2nd: 73.28%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps and Documents on March 1st: 89.04%
Bonhams. Fine Books and Manuscripts on March 1st: 91.87%
Winner's Auctions and Exhibitions. Passover Haggadot - Online Auction on February 22nd: 92.61%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Objects and Curiosities from Around the World - Manuscripts on February 25th: 96.43%
Tajan. Interiors and Design - Prints, Photos on February 23rd: 14.29%
De Baecque and Associes. Photography on February 23rd: 61.31%
Vermot de Pas. NASA Photographs on February 20th: 65.33%
Heritage Auctions. Comics on February 24th: 99.34%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 2/19 on February 26th: 99.88%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 2/19 on February 26th: 97.41%
Old World Auctions. Antique Maps, Globes, Charts, Atlases & Vintage Graphics on February 8th: 76.85%

 

For the week ahead 23 sales are scheduled: 

Mon. Mar. 6th 
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 96 lots 
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. Advertising and Toys: Books and Prints - Internet bidstart 2/20. 26 lots 

Tue. Mar. 7th 
Moreshet Auctions. Jerusalem. Books and Manuscripts. 268 lots 
Quagga Rare Books and Art. Stellenbosch. Rare Books and Prints of South African interest - Internet bidstart 2/28. 48 lots 

Wed. Mar. 8th 
Heritage Auctions. New York. Books. 1361 lots 
Auctionata. Berlin. Post War and Contemporary Art - Prints. 73 lots 
Auctionata. Berlin. Conception of Man: 15th-21st Century. 40 lots 
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 48 lots 
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 2/17. 814 lots 

Thu. Mar. 9th 
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Cape Town. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 3/2. 378 lots 
Bonhams. New York. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 251 lots 
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Art and Illustration. 480 lots 
Swann Galleries. New York. Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books. 243 lots 
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Antiques and Accessories - Books and Prints. 60 lots 
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . A Prominent San Francisco Library from the Andrew F. Burke Family. 493 lots 

Fri. Mar. 10th 
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Ancient and Modern Books. 217 lots 
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Lancaster. Rare and Used Books. 449 lots 
Marc van de Wiele Auctions. Brugge. Books. 1015 lots 

Sat. Mar. 11th 
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Music and Movies. 775 lots 
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . March Estate Auction - Books and Prints. 49 lots 
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. Americana - 18th and 19th Century Fine and Applied Art - Prints. 45 lots 

Sun. Mar. 12th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 3/5
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 3/5.

 

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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>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.