• <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>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>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>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

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27 Auctions Archived, 33 Auctions Upcoming This Week

For the week ending Saturday, April 1, 27 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database, one each in Australian dollars, Danish krona, and Mexican pesos, 6 in euros, 6 in British pounds, and 12 in U.S. dollars. Total sales were $14,240,211 as 8,610 lots were offered and 6,165 sold. The sell-through rate was 71.6%, for an average lot price of $2,310. The sell-through might have been a little lower than usual, but the prices achieved per lot were quite strong.

 

5 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Christies. Prints and Multiples on March 29th: $4,952,423
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters on March 26th: $2,333,719
Swann Galleries. Printed and Manuscript African Americana on March 30th: $1,248,399
Arader Galleries. Spring 2017 Auction on March 25th: $1,236,969
Venator and Hanstein. Library of Dr. Henning Rasner on March 23rd: $1,060,856

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

Sothebys. Two Great Scottish Collections: Property from the Forbeses of Pitsligo and the Marquesses of Lothian on March 28th: 267.29%
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Print Pictures, Books on February 21st: 179.25%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Fine Clocks, Barometers & Scientific Instruments on March 28th: 132.65%
Dorotheum . Globes on March 29th: 131.94%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Fine Sale - Day 3: Books on March 23rd: 117.62%
Venator and Hanstein. Library of Dr. Henning Rasner on March 23rd: 115.77%


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

Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Exposition Auction - Books and Prints on March 24th: 100.00%
Sothebys. Two Great Scottish Collections: Property from the Forbeses of Pitsligo and the Marquesses of Lothian on March 28th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 3/19 on March 26th: 99.28%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Fine Clocks, Barometers & Scientific Instruments on March 28th: 98.00%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters on March 26th: 96.53%
Addison and Sarova. Rare Books, Manuscripts and Ephemera on March 25th: 93.43%
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Fine Art - Prints on March 25th: 92.02%
Skinner. A Scholar's Library - Online, bidstart 3/9 on March 24th: 89.58%
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Print Pictures, Books on February 21st: 88.24%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on March 28th: 81.37%
Australian Book Auctions. Books, Ephemera, Manuscripts, and Artworks. on March 28th: 80.46%

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Arader Galleries The Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands. on March 25th Actual price: USD $305,000.
  2. Heritage Auctions The Invisible Man (Universal, 1933). One Sheet (27" X 41") Style A, Teaser, Karoly Grosz Art. on March 26th Actual price: USD $274,850.
  3. Arader Galleries A Map of the Inhabited Part of Virginia, containing the whole of the Province of Maryland with Part of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and North Carolina. on March 25th Actual price: USD $250,100.
  4. Christies Alexander the Great on March 29th Actual price: USD $216,250.
  5. Swann Galleries Civil War-period carte-de-visite album, including two photographs of Harriet Tubman, one of them unrecorded. on March 30th Actual price: USD $161,000.
  6. Christies Sweet Dreams Baby!, from: 11 Pop Artists, Volume III on March 29th Actual price: USD $148,438.
  7. Christies Afternoon Swimming on March 29th Actual price: USD $117,188.
  8. Arader Galleries Birds of Asia. on March 25th Actual price: USD $112,500.
  9. Christies First Light on March 29th Actual price: USD $109,375.
  10. Christies $ (Quadrant) on March 29th Actual price: USD $109,375.
  11. Christies Adam and Eve on March 29th Actual price: USD $109,375.
  12. Heritage Auctions Casablanca (Warner Brothers, R-1953). Italian 4 - Fogli (55" X 77.25") Luigi Martinati Artwork. on March 26th Actual price: USD $107,550.
  13. Christies Reaper (h) on March 29th Actual price: USD $106,250.
  14. Christies Hollywood on March 29th Actual price: USD $101,563.
  15. Swann Galleries Autograph Letter Signed to [George Alfred] Townsend. on March 30th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  16. Christies Skulls on March 29th Actual price: USD $93,750.
  17. Heritage Auctions Casablanca (Warner Brothers, 1946). First Post-War Release Danish Poster (24.5" X 33.5"). Benny Stilling Artwork. on March 26th Actual price: USD $89,625.
  18. Heritage Auctions Casablanca (United Artists, R-1962). Italian 4 - Fogli (54.5" X 77.25") Silvano "Nano" Campeggi Artwork. on March 26th Actual price: USD $89,625.
  19. Christies Nez Carotte on March 29th Actual price: USD $85,938.
  20. Arader Galleries Birds of Europe. on March 25th Actual price: USD $79,300.
  21. Christies Femmes on March 29th Actual price: USD $78,125.
  22. Heritage Auctions The Wizard of Oz (MGM, 1939). Half Sheet (22" X 28") Style A. on March 26th Actual price: USD $71,700.
  23. Christies Bighorn Ram, from: Endangered Species on March 29th Actual price: USD $70,313.
  24. Christies The New Spirit (Donald Duck), from: Ads on March 29th Actual price: USD $70,313.
  25. Christies Details of Renaissance Paintings (Leonardo da Vinci, The Annunciation, 1472) on March 29th Actual price: USD $70,313.



27 total sales reported this week:

Bloomsbury Auctions. Books and Works on Paper & Early Prints on March 30th: 68.21%
Swann Galleries. Printed and Manuscript African Americana on March 30th: 79.32%
Christies. Prints and Multiples on March 29th: 75.69%
Dorotheum . Globes on March 29th: 76.47%
Australian Book Auctions. Books, Ephemera, Manuscripts, and Artworks. on March 28th: 80.46%
Sothebys. Two Great Scottish Collections: Property from the Forbeses of Pitsligo and the Marquesses of Lothian on March 28th: 100.00%
Morton Subastas. American and French Interventions in Mexico on March 29th: 41.23%
Addison and Sarova. Rare Books, Manuscripts and Ephemera on March 25th: 93.43%
Venator and Hanstein. Modern and contemporary Prints and Drawings · Modern Books on March 25th: 56.89%
Venator and Hanstein. Books, Prints and Drawings, Autographs on March 24th: 42.84%
Venator and Hanstein. Library of Dr. Henning Rasner on March 23rd: 58.53%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Fine Clocks, Barometers & Scientific Instruments on March 28th: 98.00%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on March 28th: 81.37%
Skinner. A Scholar's Library - Online, bidstart 3/9 on March 24th: 89.58%
Forum Auctions in Italy. Books and Works on Paper on March 25th: 63.97%
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Fine Art - Prints on March 25th: 92.02%
Bonhams. TCM Presents... Rock and Roll Through the Lens on March 27th: 50.96%
Mid Hudson Auction Galleries. Antiques, Fine Art, Audubons, Collectibles on March 26th: 73.83%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 3/19 on March 26th: 99.28%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters on March 26th: 96.53%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Exposition Auction - Books and Prints on March 24th: 100.00%
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Print Pictures, Books on February 21st: 88.24%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Fine Sale - Day 3: Books on March 23rd: 77.31%
Purcell Auctioneers. Pub and Shop Memorabilia - Posters and Prints on March 22nd: 77.33%
Arader Galleries. Spring 2017 Auction on March 25th: 58.33%
Kestenbaum and Company. Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Holy Land Maps and Art on March 16th: 58.58%
PBA Galleries. Fine Literature on March 23rd: 75.17%


For the week ahead 33 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Apr. 3rd
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. American History - Online bidstart 3/23. 360 lots
Sothebys. Hong Kong. Moments of Flash. 24 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 188 lots

Tue. Apr. 4th
Artcurial. Paris. Prints and Illustrated Books. 188 lots
Sothebys. London. Prints and Multiples. 196 lots
Dorotheum . Vienna. Master Prints Before 1900. 75 lots

Wed. Apr. 5th
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Travel & Atlases, Maps & Prints, British Topography & Geology, Natural History, Art & Architecture. 602 lots
Sothebys. London. Made in Britain - Prints, Photographs. 130 lots
Sothebys. New York. Photographs. 187 lots
Sothebys. London. Scarfe at Sotheby's. 130 lots
Michael Treloar. Adelaide SA. Voyages and exploration, rare medical books, art, photographs, literature, maps, prints and Australi. 235 lots
Doyle New York. New York. The Collection of Willa Kim and William Pène du Bois - Prints, Books. 6 lots
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. SURREALISM ART, AVANT-GARDES, ART OF THE XXTH CENTURY - Prints, books. 323 lots

Thu. Apr. 6th
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Spring Americana - Books, Prints, Ephemera. 62 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Books and Miscellanea. 543 lots
Christies. New York. PHOTOGRAPHS INCLUDING PROPERTY SOLD TO BENEFIT THE ELTON JOHN AIDS FOUNDATION. 179 lots
Christies. New York. PORTRAIT OF A COLLECTOR: THE JOHN M. BRANSTEN COLLECTION OF PHOTOGRAPHS. 28 lots
Freemans. Philadelphia. 1000 Years of Collecting - Prints, Books. 177 lots
Michael Treloar. Adelaide SA. Voyages and exploration, rare medical books, art, photographs, literature, maps, prints and Australi. 228 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. English Literature, History & Theology, Science & Medicine, Surgical Instruments, Philosophy & Econo. 245 lots

Fri. Apr. 7th
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. St. Louis Spring Auction - Prints. 57 lots
Alexander Historical Auctions. Chesapeake City. Black Heritage Auction.

Sat. Apr. 8th
Artcurial. Paris. The World of Hergé, Tintin’s Creator. 93 lots
Artcurial. Paris. Comic Strips. 193 lots
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Spring Magic Auction. 334 lots
Aspire Auctions. Cleveland. Fine Art - Prints -Internet bidstart: 3/31.
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . April Estate Auction. 39 lots
Potomack Company. Alexandria. Live Auction - Books, Prints. 35 lots
The Written Word Autographs. Tamworth, NH . Autographs - Session 1. 554 lots
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books.

Sun. Apr. 9th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 4/2.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 4/2.
The Written Word Autographs. Tamworth, NH . Autographs - Session 2. 436 lots

Another busy week is on tap.

Mike Stillman

RBH and AE

  • <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.