• <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>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>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>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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Twenty-eight Auctions Archived, 18 Sales this Week

For the week ended Saturday, July 1, 2017, 28 Auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 9 denominated in euros, 6 in British pounds, 1 in Swedish krona, and 12 in US dollars.  Turnover was $11,912,875 as 7,098 lots were offered and 5,573 sold for a 79% success rate.  Average lot value was $2,138.

 

4 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

SothebysContemporary Art Day Auction - Prints on June 29th: $2,005,250 
Pierre Berge and AssociesLIBRARY OF PIERRE BERGÉ '' MUSIC BEFORE ANYTHING ELSE ... '' MUSICIANS AND POETS IN ASSOCIATION WIT on June 28th: $1,890,880 
SothebysContemporary Art Evening Auction - Prints on June 28th: $1,597,440 
BonhamsPrints and Multiples on June 27th: $1,312,228 


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

Dorotheum Books and Decorative Prints on June 28th: 195.63% 
Cowans AuctionsAn Eclectic Collection: the Library of the Late Dr. Ivan Gilbert of Columbus, Ohio: Timed Bidsquare on June 26th: 141.28% 
FerratonBooks, Prints, Photographs on June 24th: 137.03% 
Stockholms AuktionsverkRare Books, Maps and Manuscripts on June 20th: 136.83% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersFine Auction - Prints on June 24th: 126.19% 
SothebysContemporary Art Day Auction - Prints on June 29th: 109.17% 
Jacksons AuctionWorld Treasures: Important Russian, European, Asian & American Works on June 27th: 108.51% 
AderLetters and Autographs on June 20th: 104.73% 


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

National Book AuctionsBooks on June 24th: 100.00% 
Forum Auctions in ItalyNo Reserve Online Sale: Antiquarian and Rare Books on June 28th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 6/18 on June 25th: 99.45% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 6/18 on June 25th: 95.65% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersFine Auction - Prints on June 24th: 91.67% 
Jacksons AuctionWorld Treasures: Important Russian, European, Asian & American Works on June 27th: 91.67% 
William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsJune Quarterly Fine and Decorative Arts Catalogue on June 27th: 90.91% 
Dorotheum Books and Decorative Prints on June 28th: 82.08% 
Cowans AuctionsAn Eclectic Collection: the Library of the Late Dr. Ivan Gilbert of Columbus, Ohio: Timed Bidsquare on June 26th: 81.97% 
FerratonBooks, Prints, Photographs on June 24th: 80.17% 
 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys CAGE GRID (COMPLETE SET) on June 29th Actual price: USD $1,181,375.
  2. Sothebys RIMINI on June 28th Actual price: USD $748,480.
  3. Sothebys FREISCHWIMMER #81 on June 28th Actual price: USD $640,960.
  4. Dorotheum De humani corporis fabrica libri septem. on June 28th Actual price: USD $395,500.
  5. Sothebys ANDY WARHOL, ‘ELVIS’, 1964  on June 29th Actual price: USD $227,500.
  6. Sothebys ANONYMOUS on June 28th Actual price: USD $208,000.
  7. Bonhams Le Cirque on June 27th Actual price: USD $189,230.
  8. Stockholms Auktionsverk New Kreüterbuch, in welchem nit allein die gantz histori, das ist, namen, gestalt, statt vnd zeit der wachsung, natur, krafft vnd würckung, … on June 20th Actual price: USD $168,438.
  9. Pierre Berge and Associes Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg [Livret annoté par Wagner]. on June 28th Actual price: USD $142,147.
  10. Sothebys LIGHTER GREEN/RED III on June 29th Actual price: USD $105,625.
  11. Bolaffi Ambassador Auctions Civitates Orbis Terrarum. on June 22nd Actual price: USD $103,395.
  12. Dorotheum De historia stirpium commentarii insignes. on June 28th Actual price: USD $98,875.
  13. Sothebys FALTENWURF (GREY) on June 29th Actual price: USD $94,250.
  14. Bonhams Balloon Girl on June 27th Actual price: USD $82,550.
  15. Pierre Berge and Associes Un couPde dés jamais n'abolira le hasard. Épreuves corrigées. on June 28th Actual price: USD $82,525.
  16. Sothebys THE ARRIVAL OF SPRING IN WOLDGATE, EAST YORKSHIRE IN 2011 (TWENTY ELEVEN) - 1 APRIL, 2011 on June 29th Actual price: USD $73,125.
  17. Sothebys MISSING LEBANESE WARS on June 29th Actual price: USD $71,500.
  18. Pierre Berge and Associes Le Cimetière marin. on June 28th Actual price: USD $71,432.
  19. Pierre Berge and Associes Musurgia Universalis sive Ars Magna Consoni et Dissoni in X. Libros digesta. on June 28th Actual price: USD $71,432.
  20. Bolaffi Ambassador Auctions De re militari. on June 22nd Actual price: USD $68,930.
  21. Pierre Berge and Associes The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer now newly imprinted. on June 28th Actual price: USD $60,003.
  22. Pierre Berge and Associes La Gierusalemme liberata (...) con le figure di Bernardo Castello; e le Annotationi di Scipio<br/>Gentili, e di Giulio Guastavini. on June 28th Actual price: USD $53,574.
  23. Pierre Berge and Associes Calligrammes. Poèmes de la paix et de la guerre. (1913-1916). Ondes - Étendards - Case d'Armons - Lueurs des tirs - Obus couleur de lune - La Tête étoilée. on June 28th Actual price: USD $50,003.
  24. Bonhams Flowers on June 27th Actual price: USD $47,625.
  25. Pierre Berge and Associes Le Blason des fleurs où sont contenus plusieurs secrets de medecine. Dédié à tres-illustre Princesse, Marguerite de France, Royne de Navarre. on June 28th Actual price: USD $44,288.



28 total sales reported this week:

Grays Auctioneers. Fine Art - Prints and Photography on June 28th: 62.71%
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. June Quarterly Fine and Decorative Arts Catalogue on June 27th: 90.91%
Pierre Berge and Associes. LIBRARY OF PIERRE BERGÉ '' MUSIC BEFORE ANYTHING ELSE ... '' MUSICIANS AND POETS IN ASSOCIATION WIT on June 28th: 64.62%
PBA Galleries. Americana - World History & Exploration - Natural History on June 29th: 66.82%
Bloomsbury Auctions. The Erotica Sale: Books, Works on Paper, Photographs on June 29th: 73.04%
Sothebys. Contemporary Art Day Auction - Prints on June 29th: 76.19%
Ferraton. Books, Prints, Photographs on June 24th: 80.17%
National Book Auctions. Books on June 24th: 100.00%
Forum Auctions in Italy. No Reserve Online Sale: Antiquarian and Rare Books on June 28th: 100.00%
Chiswick Auctions. Modern & Contemporary Art from A Distinguished Private Collection, Part One on June 27th: 12.50%
Dorotheum . Books and Decorative Prints on June 28th: 82.08%
Jacksons Auction. World Treasures: Important Russian, European, Asian & American Works on June 27th: 91.67%
Bonhams. Entertainment Memorabilia on June 28th: 63.78%
Bolaffi Ambassador Auctions. Rare Books and Autographs on June 22nd: 71.99%
RR Auction. Bonnie and Clyde - Online bidstart 6/15 on June 23rd: 65.65%
Sothebys. Contemporary Art Evening Auction - Prints on June 28th: 75.00%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Fine Auction - Prints on June 24th: 91.67%
Bonhams. Prints and Multiples on June 27th: 68.07%
Stockholms Auktionsverk. Rare Books, Maps and Manuscripts on June 20th: 77.06%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on June 27th: 79.12%
Cowans Auctions. An Eclectic Collection: the Library of the Late Dr. Ivan Gilbert of Columbus, Ohio: Timed Bidsquare on June 26th: 81.97%
Pandolfini. Books, Manuscripts and Autographs on June 20th: 63.93%
Pandolfini. Prints and Drawings from the 16th to the 20th Century on June 20th: 56.99%
Skinner. Discovery - Online Auction - Prints Bidstart 6/15 on June 27th: 62.50%
Ader. Letters and Autographs on June 20th: 68.47%
Eldreds. Fine and Decorative Arts - Prints, Books, etc. on June 23rd: 57.66%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 6/18 on June 25th: 95.65%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 6/18 on June 25th: 99.45%


For the week ahead 18 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jul. 3rd
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Benjamin Rabier. 311 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 75 lots

Tue. Jul. 4th
Rossini. Paris. Engravings, etc.. 9 lots

Wed. Jul. 5th
Bonhams. London. Prints and Multiples. 364 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Cricket Books and Works on Paper. 83 lots
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . Post Cards and Posters. 86 lots
Sothebys. London. Treasures: Lot 19, Adolph Menzel Book. 1 lots

Thu. Jul. 6th
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Western and Oriental Manuscripts and Miniatures. 175 lots

Fri. Jul. 7th
Vermot de Pas. Paris. Cinema Posters.
Skinner. Marlborough. Irresistible. Unreserved. - Books, Prints - bidstart 6/21. 79 lots

Sat. Jul. 8th
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 569 lots
Goldberg Coins and Collectibles. LOS ANGELES. Collectibles and Space Memorabilia. 391 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Great American July Auction - Session one: prints, books, ephemera. 234 lots
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Books, Prints. 106 lots

Sun. Jul. 9th
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Summer Estates Auction. 31 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Great American July Auction - Session two: prints, books, ephemera. 185 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/2.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 7/2.

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.