• <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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Twenty-eight Auctions Archived, 30 Sales Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday, April 22, 2017, 28 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 2 in Australian dollars, 2 in Danish krona, 2 in euros, 2 in British pounds, and 20 in US dollars.  Turnover was $11,438,897 as 7,279 lots were offered and 5,536 sold for a 76% success rate.  It was a solid week.

 

3 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

ChristiesPrints on April 20th: $5,415,375 
BonhamsPrints and Multiples on April 18th: $1,341,221 
Swann GalleriesImages and Objects: Photographs and Photobooks on April 20th: $1,223,927 

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

Potter and Potter AuctionsSpring Magic Auction on April 8th: 126.28% 
PIASAEditions : prints, illustrated books, multiples on April 20th: 117.78% 
ALDEModern Illustrated Books and Original Bindings on April 12th: 111.79% 


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

Leland Little AuctionsHoliday Weekend Gallery Auction on April 15th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 4/9 on April 16th: 99.85% 
National Book AuctionsBooks on April 8th: 99.50% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsSpring Magic Auction on April 8th: 96.11% 
Aspire AuctionsFine Art - Prints -Internet bidstart: 3/31 on April 8th: 95.74% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 4/9 on April 16th: 93.49% 
ChristiesPrints on April 20th: 88.89% 
Northeast AuctionsSpring Auction on April 2nd: 88.68% 
ALDEModern Illustrated Books and Original Bindings on April 12th: 83.27% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Christies Myths on April 20th Actual price: USD $583,500.
  2. Christies Cowboys and Indians on April 20th Actual price: USD $379,500.
  3. Christies Le Repas Frugal on April 20th Actual price: USD $199,500.
  4. Christies Longus, Daphnis et Chloé, Tériade Editeur, Paris, 1961 on April 20th Actual price: USD $168,750.
  5. Christies Paramount, from Ads on April 20th Actual price: USD $125,000.
  6. Christies Mickey Mouse, from Myths on April 20th Actual price: USD $125,000.
  7. Christies Portrait de Jacqueline on April 20th Actual price: USD $125,000.
  8. Michael Treloar The Elder Scientific Exploration Expedition, 1891-2. on April 6th Actual price: USD $115,140.
  9. Christies Accident on April 20th Actual price: USD $93,750.
  10. Christies Alexander the Great: one plate on April 20th Actual price: USD $87,500.
  11. Bonhams Truck on April 18th Actual price: USD $87,500.
  12. Christies Rebel Without a Cause (James Dean), from Ads on April 20th Actual price: USD $81,250.
  13. Christies Self-Portrait on April 20th Actual price: USD $75,000.
  14. Christies Crying Girl on April 20th Actual price: USD $75,000.
  15. Christies Lithographic Water Made of Lines, Crayon, and Two Blue Washes on April 20th Actual price: USD $75,000.
  16. Christies Bighorn Ram, from Endangered Species on April 20th Actual price: USD $72,500.
  17. Bonhams Touched Red on April 18th Actual price: USD $72,500.
  18. Potter and Potter Auctions Bess Houdini's Diamond and Gemstone Brooch on April 8th Actual price: USD $72,000.
  19. Christies Giant Panda, from Endangered Species on April 20th Actual price: USD $68,750.
  20. Christies Mick Jagger: one plate on April 20th Actual price: USD $68,750.
  21. Christies Roman Notes VI, from Roman Notes on April 20th Actual price: USD $68,750.
  22. PIASA Serpent noir on April 20th Actual price: USD $63,986.
  23. Christies Alexander the Great: one plate on April 20th Actual price: USD $62,500.
  24. Christies Details of Renaissance Paintings (Sandro Botticelli, Birth of Venus, 1482): one plate on April 20th Actual price: USD $62,500.
  25. Bonhams Grand Masque on April 18th Actual price: USD $62,500.



28 total sales reported this week:

PBA Galleries. Americana - Travel & Exploration - World History - Cartography on April 20th: 69.38%
PIASA. Editions : prints, illustrated books, multiples on April 20th: 77.29%
Swann Galleries. Images and Objects: Photographs and Photobooks on April 20th: 71.18%
Christies. Prints on April 20th: 88.89%
Tooveys. Prints and Maps on April 19th: 77.08%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Antiques and Interiors - Books and Pictures on April 18th: 48.15%
Bonhams. Prints and Multiples on April 18th: 79.18%
One Of Kind Collectibles. Autographs, Manuscripts and Sports on April 13th: 75.21%
Leland Little Auctions. Holiday Weekend Gallery Auction on April 15th: 100.00%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on April 18th: 74.44%
RR Auction. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 3/17 on April 12th: 71.90%
Grays Auctioneers. Fine Art - Prints on April 12th: 64.86%
ALDE. Modern Illustrated Books and Original Bindings on April 12th: 83.27%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on April 11th: 78.26%
Potomack Company. Live Auction - Books, Prints on April 8th: 74.29%
Potomack Company. Online Auction - Books, Prints on April 11th: 54.29%
Michaans Auctions. April Estate Auction on April 8th: 66.67%
The Written Word Autographs. Autographs - Session 2 on April 9th: 41.74%
The Written Word Autographs. Autographs - Session 1 on April 8th: 41.88%
Potter and Potter Auctions. Spring Magic Auction on April 8th: 96.11%
National Book Auctions. Books on April 8th: 99.50%
Aspire Auctions. Fine Art - Prints -Internet bidstart: 3/31 on April 8th: 95.74%
Northeast Auctions. Spring Auction on April 2nd: 88.68%
Cowans Auctions. American History - Online bidstart 3/23 on April 3rd: 79.44%
Michael Treloar. Voyages and exploration, rare medical books, art, photographs, literature, maps, prints and Australi on April 6th: 56.14%
Michael Treloar. Voyages and exploration, rare medical books, art, photographs, literature, maps, prints and Australi on April 5th: 71.49%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 4/9 on April 16th: 93.49%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 4/9 on April 16th: 99.85%

 


For the week ahead 30 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Apr. 24th
Tooveys. West Sussex. Antiquarian and Collectors Books. 285 lots
Sothebys. New York. The Maurice Neville Collection of Modern Literature (Part III). 102 lots
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Chadds Ford, PA . April Premier Auction. 18 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 73 lots

Tue. Apr. 25th
Bonhams. New York. Photographs. 111 lots
Tajan. Paris. Prints. 331 lots
Freemans. Philadelphia. Asian Art - Books and Prints. 20 lots

Wed. Apr. 26th
Doyle New York. New York. Rare Books, Autographs and Photographs. 432 lots
Christies. London - King Street. THE GIANCARLO BELTRAME LIBRARY OF SCIENTIFIC BOOKS, PART III. 416 lots
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. JEAN A. BONNA LIBRARY - SELECTED BOOKS AND MANUSCRIPTS FROM THE 15TH TO THE 20TH CENTURY. 307 lots
Old World Auctions. Glen Allen. Antique Maps, Globes, Charts, Atlases & Vintage Graphics - online bidstart 4/12. 809 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. The Transport Sale. 19 lots
Freemans. Philadelphia. American Folk and Decorative Art - Prints. 5 lots
Ader. PARIS. Letters and Autograph Manuscripts. 306 lots

Thu. Apr. 27th
Swann Galleries. New York. Printed & Manuscript Americana. 372 lots
Sothebys. New York. Prints and Multiples. 294 lots
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Eric Gruaz Library: Alchemy - Magic - Witchcraft - Occultism - Religion (Auction in association with. 222 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. The Library of the Late Hubert Dingwall. 223 lots
Ader. PARIS. Letters and Autograph Manuscripts. 295 lots
Waverly Auctions. Falls Church. Books. 74 lots

Fri. Apr. 28th
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Eric Gruaz Library: Alchemy - Magic - Witchcraft - Occultism - Religion (Auction in association with. 228 lots
Romantic Agony Book and Print Auctions. Brussels. Books and Prints. 723 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Dynamite, Guns and Gold - Day 1 - Books, mining ephemera, manuscripts. 201 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Sporting and Taxidermy - Prints and Books. 48 lots

Sat. Apr. 29th
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books.
Romantic Agony Book and Print Auctions. Brussels. Books and Prints. 685 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Dynamite, Guns, and Gold(Session 2, Minerals, Gold, Numismatics, Firearms, ). 19 lots

Sun. Apr. 30th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 4/23.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 4/23.
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Dynamite, Guns, and Gold (Session 3, Western Americana, Cowboy, Indian). 268 lots

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.