• <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Churchill (Winston) & Others. 1944 Commonwealth Prime Ministers’ Conference, 27 April 1944. £8,000 to £12,000.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Joyce (James). <i>Ulysses.</i> First English edition, 1922. £800 to £1,200.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Belzoni (Giovanni Battista). <i>Plates Illustrated of the Researches and Operations...in Egypt and Nubia,</i> FIRST EDITION, 1821-1822. £14,375 inc Buyers Premium.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Astor (John Jacob). A collection of rare letters, 9 January 1812- 4 September 1837. £26,000 inc Buyers Premium.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Rowling (J.K.) <i>Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone,</i> FIRST EDITION, first issue, 1997. £27,500 inc Buyers Premium.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Royal Family. Photograph of Queen Elizabeth, George VI, Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret, signed, 1946. £3,640 inc Buyers Premium.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Collodi (Carlo). <i>Le avventure di Pinocchio. Storia di un burattino,</i> FIRST EDITION, 1883. £8,401 inc Buyers Premium.
  • <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Currier & Ives, <i>The Mississippi in Time of Peace,</i> hand-colored lithograph, 1865. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Hartmann Schedel, <i>Liber Cronicarum...,</i> Nuremberg, 1493. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Claudius Ptolemaeus, <i>Geographicae Enarrationis Libri Octo,</i> Lyons, 1535. $20,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Thomas Jefferys, <i>The American Atlas,</i> London, 1776-77. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> John Speed, <i>A Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World,</i> 20 miniature maps, London, 1665. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> <i>Biblia Das ist: Die Gantze Heilige Schrifft Durch D. Martin Luther Verteutscht,</i> illustrated cartographic Bible, Basel, 1665. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Early Hawaiian-language school geography, Lahainaluna Seminary, 1840. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Cornelis de Jode, <i>Africae Vera Forma, et Situs,</i> Antwerp, 1593. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Maria Vincenzo Coronelli, <i>America Settentrionale Colle Nuove Scoperte Sin All Anno,</i> Venice, 1688. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Johann Christoph Volkamer, <i>Nürnbergische Hesperides,</i> Nuremberg, 1708-1714. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Johann Bayer, <i>Uranometria, Omnium Asterismorum Continens Schemata...,</i> 51 celestial charts, c. 1603. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Manuscript map of Commodore Perry’s Black Ship squadron at Edo Bay, with manuscript sketchbook, ink & watercolor, Japan, c. 1853. $2,500 to $3,500.
  • <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 17:</b> [EINSTEIN, ALBERT]; JOHN GRAUDENZ [PHOTOGRAPHER]. Photographic portrait of Albert Einstein by John Graudenz, taken circa 1928. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 17:</b> ENIGMA M4. A fully operational four-rotor ("M4") Kriegsmarine Enigma Cipher Machine. Berlin-Wilmersdorf, Germany, Heimsoeth und Rinke, 1942. $300,000 to $500,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 17:</b> FEYNMAN, RICHARD P. <i>“Surely You’re Joking Mr. Feynman”. Adventures of a Curious Character.</i> New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1985. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 17:</b> An intact egg of the Aepyornis Maximus, or Elephant Bird. Pre-17th century, Madagascar. $35,000 to $45,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 17:</b> Palm frond with fish. Green River Formation, Wyoming, United States. <i>Sabalites sp.,</i> and <i>Diplomystus dentatus</i> Cenozoic, Eocene (53-33 million years ago). $60,000 to $70,000.

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Weekly Auction Update: 36 Auctions Archived, 28 Auctions Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday, April 15, 2017, 36 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; one denominated in Australian dollars, 3 in Swiss Francs, 1 in Danish krona, 10 in euros, 3 in British pounds, and 18 in US Dollars.  Turnover was a brisk $14,252,386 with the average lot bringing $2,289.

 

For the week ahead 23 sales are scheduled.

 

2 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

ArtcurialThe World of Hergé, Tintin’s Creator on April 8th: $1,829,316 
ArtcurialComic Strips on April 8th: $1,125,929 

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

Beaussant LefevreBooks, Autographs, Photographs, Postcards and Stamps on March 21st: 173.94% 
Koller AuctionsOld Master Prints on March 31st: 137.71% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsTravel & Atlases, Maps & Prints, British Topography & Geology, Natural History, Art & Architecture on April 5th: 129.35% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersThe Golf Sale - prints on March 29th: 128.67% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsEnglish Literature, History & Theology, Science & Medicine, Surgical Instruments, Philosophy & Econo on April 6th: 119.07% 
AderHistorical Memories - Letters, Books on March 30th: 114.38% 
EldredsSpring Americana - Books, Prints, Ephemera on April 8th: 108.81% 
Brunk AuctionsPrints, Books on March 25th: 106.52% 
ArtcurialComic Strips on April 8th: 106.36% 
Freemans1000 Years of Collecting - Prints, Books on April 6th: 102.26% 
ArtcurialPrints and Illustrated Books on April 4th: 101.22% 
ArtcurialThe World of Hergé, Tintin’s Creator on April 8th: 100.54% 


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

Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersThe Golf Sale - prints on March 29th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 4/2 on April 9th: 99.07% 
Freemans1000 Years of Collecting - Prints, Books on April 6th: 98.31% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 4/2 on April 9th: 93.92% 
John McInnis AuctioneersThree Day Estates Auction, Day 2 - Books, Prints on March 26th: 93.75% 
Brunk AuctionsPrints, Books on March 25th: 90.97% 
William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsMulti-Estate Sale - Books and Prints on March 27th: 90.91% 
John McInnis AuctioneersThree Day Estates Auction, Day 2 - Books, Prints on March 25th: 90.00% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsTravel & Atlases, Maps & Prints, British Topography & Geology, Natural History, Art & Architecture on April 5th: 87.21% 
EldredsSpring Americana - Books, Prints, Ephemera on April 8th: 87.10% 
Koller AuctionsOld Master Prints on March 31st: 85.71% 
SkinnerEuropean Furniture & Decorative Arts - Prints on April 7th: 85.71% 
ArtcurialComic Strips on April 8th: 84.97% 
Doyle New YorkThe Collection of Willa Kim and William Pène du Bois - Prints, Books on April 5th: 83.33% 
Beaussant LefevreBooks, Autographs, Photographs, Postcards and Stamps on March 21st: 83.17% 
ArtcurialThe World of Hergé, Tintin’s Creator on April 8th: 81.72% 
Bearnes Hampton and LittlewoodBooks, Maps, Prints on March 15th: 81.38% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsEnglish Literature, History & Theology, Science & Medicine, Surgical Instruments, Philosophy & Econo on April 6th: 80.41% 
 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Artcurial Tintin en Amérique on April 8th Actual price: USD $798,180.
  2. Artcurial Tintin au Tibet on April 8th Actual price: USD $259,276.
  3. Koller Auctions Eigenhändiges Musikmanuskript: Matthäuspassion von Johann Sebastian Bach. on April 1st Actual price: USD $148,500.
  4. Artcurial Gaston Lagaffe on April 8th Actual price: USD $82,680.
  5. Eldreds CAROLINA PARROT" No. 6, Plate XXVI. "Psittacus Carolinensis, Linn, Males.1. Females.2 Young.3. Cockle-bur Xanthium strumarium." on April 8th Actual price: USD $78,000.
  6. Artcurial Carte neige représentant Tintin et Milou projetés sur un buisson de houx. on April 8th Actual price: USD $75,790.
  7. Artcurial Le capitaine Haddock et Tintin on April 8th Actual price: USD $71,656.
  8. Artcurial La Licorne on April 8th Actual price: USD $68,900.
  9. Artcurial Le Paradis des jouets on April 8th Actual price: USD $68,900.
  10. Artcurial Carte neige représentant Tintin et Milou avec une corne d'abondance. on April 8th Actual price: USD $68,900.
  11. Artcurial Les Celtiques on April 8th Actual price: USD $66,144.
  12. Artcurial WWF On a marché sur la Lune Lithographie reprenant la planche 25 de l'album éponyme. on April 8th Actual price: USD $66,144.
  13. Koller Auctions Ex Charta Magna Reverendissimi Domini Episcopi Gurcensis. Eigenhändige Notizen Peutingers zur Charta magna des Bischofs von Gurk. on April 1st Actual price: USD $59,400.
  14. Koller Auctions Eigenhändiges Traktat von Konrad Peutinger über das Verhältnis von König- und Papsttum [Entstanden vor 1519]. on April 1st Actual price: USD $59,400.
  15. Artcurial La Nuit on April 8th Actual price: USD $55,120.
  16. Artcurial La Trilogie Nikopol - Tome I La Foire aux Immortels on April 8th Actual price: USD $51,675.
  17. Artcurial ....Et in Helvetia Corto  on April 8th Actual price: USD $48,230.
  18. Dominic Winter Book Auctions A New View of Society: or, Essays on the Principle of the Formation of the Human Character, and the Application of the Principle to Practice, 4 parts in one volume on April 6th Actual price: USD $47,800.
  19. Artcurial Femme a la mandoline on April 4th Actual price: USD $42,718.
  20. Koller Auctions Phytanthoza-Iconographia, oder eigentliche Vorstellung etlicher tausend, so wohl einheimisch- als ausländischer, aus allen vier Welt-Theilen... on April 1st Actual price: USD $42,075.
  21. Eldreds PILEATED WOODPECKER" No. 23, Plate CXI. "Picus Pileatus. Linn, Adult Male.1 Adult Female.2 Young Males.3, 4. Racoon Grape. Witis astivalis." on April 8th Actual price: USD $42,000.
  22. Artcurial Gil Jourdan - Tome II Popaïne et vieux tableaux on April 8th Actual price: USD $41,340.
  23. Binoche et Giquello L'IMMACULÉE CONCEPTION. on April 5th Actual price: USD $40,661.
  24. Binoche et Giquello FEMME EXPLOSÉE. DESSIN ORIGINAL DOUBLE FACE. on April 5th Actual price: USD $40,386.
  25. Artcurial Corto Maltese Les Celtiques on April 8th Actual price: USD $37,206.



36 total sales reported this week:

Michael Treloar. Voyages and exploration, rare medical books, art, photographs, literature, maps, prints and Australi on April 5th: 53.62%
Skinner. European Furniture & Decorative Arts - Prints on April 7th: 85.71%
Bolaffi Ambassador Auctions. Photographs on April 11th: 54.55%
Doyle New York. The Collection of Willa Kim and William Pène du Bois - Prints, Books on April 5th: 83.33%
PBA Galleries. Rare Golf Books & Memorabilia on April 13th: 68.57%
Binoche et Giquello. SURREALISM ART, AVANT-GARDES, ART OF THE XXTH CENTURY - Prints, books on April 5th: 48.92%
Eldreds. Spring Americana - Books, Prints, Ephemera on April 8th: 87.10%
Artcurial. Comic Strips on April 8th: 84.97%
Artcurial. The World of Hergé, Tintin’s Creator on April 8th: 81.72%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. St. Louis Spring Auction - Prints on April 7th: 77.19%
Alexander Historical Auctions. Black Heritage Auction on April 7th: 52.30%
Freemans. 1000 Years of Collecting - Prints, Books on April 6th: 98.31%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Travel & Atlases, Maps & Prints, British Topography & Geology, Natural History, Art & Architecture on April 5th: 87.21%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. English Literature, History & Theology, Science & Medicine, Surgical Instruments, Philosophy & Econo on April 6th: 80.41%
Artcurial. Prints and Illustrated Books on April 4th: 67.02%
Koller Auctions. Books on April 1st: 55.59%
Koller Auctions. Old Master Prints on April 1st: 73.47%
Koller Auctions. Old Master Prints on March 31st: 85.71%
Vermot de Pas. Modern and Contemporary Art, Prints on March 31st: 28.81%
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Multi-Estate Sale - Books and Prints on March 27th: 90.91%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. The Golf Sale - prints on March 29th: 100.00%
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH. Rare Books, Art and Antiques on March 31st: 50.82%
John McInnis Auctioneers. Three Day Estates Auction, Day 2 - Books, Prints on March 26th: 93.75%
John McInnis Auctioneers. Three Day Estates Auction, Day 2 - Books, Prints on March 25th: 90.00%
Beaussant Lefevre. Books, Autographs, Photographs, Postcards and Stamps on March 21st: 83.17%
Brunk Auctions. Prints, Books on March 25th: 90.97%
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Books, Maps, Prints on March 15th: 81.38%
Ader. Modern Illustrated Books chez Ader on March 31st: 69.06%
Ader. Historical Memories - Letters, Books on March 30th: 73.08%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on April 4th: 77.66%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Western Americana Postcards, Vintage Photographs, and Stocks on March 4th: 60.68%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 4/2 on April 9th: 93.92%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 4/2 on April 9th: 99.07%


For the week ahead 28 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Apr. 17th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 90 lots

Tue. Apr. 18th
Bonhams. Los Angeles. Prints and Multiples. 269 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Antiques and Interiors - Books and Pictures. 27 lots
Forum Auctions in Italy. Roma. Online Sale: Antiquarian and Rare Books. 81 lots

Wed. Apr. 19th
Christies. New York. Prints. 180 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints and Maps. 144 lots
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . Part 1: Collection Cross: Prints. 13 lots
Rossini. Paris. Bibliophily, Autographs, Philately, Posters, Scripophily and Postcards. 163 lots

Thu. Apr. 20th
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Cape Town. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 4/13. 347 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Images and Objects: Photographs and Photobooks. 347 lots
PIASA. Paris. Editions : prints, illustrated books, multiples. 229 lots
Minerva Auctions Roma. Roma. Photographs. 188 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Americana - Travel & Exploration - World History - Cartography. 627 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper.
Rossini. Paris. Bibliophily, Autographs, Philately, Posters, Scripophily and Postcards. 439 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Space and Aviation - Internet bidstart 4/13. 487 lots

Fri. Apr. 21st
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. Important Books on the History and Conquest of Algeria. 222 lots
Ader. PARIS. Photographs at All Prices!. 425 lots

Sat. Apr. 22nd
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Tintinomania. 200 lots
Case Antiques, Inc.. Knoxville. Spring Online Auction - Prints, Books. 46 lots
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. Fine Auction - Prints. 27 lots
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . A WEEKEND IN BAGATELLE - GENTLEMEN ONLY: CULTURAL CHARITY SALE & AUCTION - Prints. 30 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Antiques, Asian and Fine Arts: Prints. 164 lots
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Important Spring Estates Auction - Books and Prints - Day 1. 72 lots

Sun. Apr. 23rd
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Spring Estates Auction - Books and Prints - Day 2. 27 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Antiques, Asian and Fine Arts: Prints. 41 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 4/16.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 4/16.

Bruce McKinney

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.
  • <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> CLEMENS, SAMUEL L. <i>The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain.</i> Hartford: The American Publishing Company, 1876. $14,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> BATEMAN, JAMES. <i>The Orchidaceae of Mexico and Guatemala.</i> London: J. Ridgway & Sons for the author, [1837]-1843. $60,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> WHITMAN, WALT. <i>Leaves of Grass.</i> Brooklyn: [For the author by Andrew and James Rome,] 1855. $150,000 to $200,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> LEE, HARPER. Three “Seckatary Hawkins”-related books inscribed and signed by Harper Lee. $60,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> POE, EDGAR ALLAN. <i>The Raven.</i> New York: Wiley and Putnam, 1845. $120,000 to $180,000.