• <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
  • <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

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Eighteen Auctions Archived, 13 more this week

For the week ended Saturday, August 13, 2017, 18 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 1 in Australian dollars, 2 in euros, 3 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican Pesos, and 13 in US dollars.  Turnover was $1,449,692 as 4,562 lots were offered and 3,506 sold for a 77% success rate.

 

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

TooveysPost Cards, Cigarette Cards, Photos, Autographs and Ephemera on August 8th: 129.73% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on August 8th: 118.76% 


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

Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 7/30 on August 6th: 100.00% 
Leland Little AuctionsAugust Gallery Auction on August 5th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/30 on August 6th: 99.87% 
Leland Little AuctionsThe Estate of the late Richard C. Siskey and Diane Siskey presented by Iron Horse Auction Co. and Le on July 20th: 97.67% 
Booth & WilliamsRare Books on July 23rd: 94.81% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersDecorative Works on Paper - Prints on August 9th: 93.46% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersAmericana and English - Prints on August 5th: 90.48% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on August 8th: 90.24% 
Forum AuctionsFine Books and Works on Paper on August 10th: 89.86% 
TooveysPost Cards, Cigarette Cards, Photos, Autographs and Ephemera on August 8th: 89.14% 


18 total sales reported this week: 

Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art – Antique Engravings & Lithographs – Works on Paper on August 10th: 63.64% 
PBA GalleriesAmericana with Travel and Exploration on August 10th: 72.39% 
Forum AuctionsFine Books and Works on Paper on August 10th: 89.86% 
RR AuctionFine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 7/21 on August 9th: 59.38% 
Morton SubastasAuction of Books and Documents of Medical - Biological, Physical - Mathematical and Social Sciences. on August 10th: 21.65% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersDecorative Works on Paper - Prints on August 9th: 93.46% 
Holabird Kagin AmericanaCowboy Con Auction on August 6th: 79.07% 
TooveysPrints on August 9th: 70.00% 
TooveysPost Cards, Cigarette Cards, Photos, Autographs and Ephemera on August 8th: 89.14% 
Case Antiques, Inc.Live Auction - Books, Prints on August 5th: 34.33% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersAmericana and English - Prints on August 5th: 90.48% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on August 8th: 90.24% 
Leland Little AuctionsAugust Gallery Auction on August 5th: 100.00% 
Booth & WilliamsRare Books on July 23rd: 94.81% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/30 on August 6th: 99.87% 
Leland Little AuctionsThe Estate of the late Richard C. Siskey and Diane Siskey presented by Iron Horse Auction Co. and Le on July 20th: 97.67% 
Grays AuctioneersA Century of World's Fairs on July 31st: 72.94% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 7/30 on August 6th: 100.00% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. RR Auction Beatles: John Lennon Letters on August 9th Actual price: USD $30,621.
  2. RR Auction Albert Einstein ALS on August 9th Actual price: USD $21,493.
  3. RR Auction Peter the Great LS on August 9th Actual price: USD $17,152.
  4. Case Antiques, Inc. John J. Audubon Trumpeter Swan, Havell ed. on August 5th Actual price: USD $13,440.
  5. RR Auction Sun Yat-sen Postcard on August 9th Actual price: USD $10,760.
  6. Heritage Auctions Rawhide Kid #17 on August 6th Actual price: USD $10,755.
  7. Case Antiques, Inc. Early Andrew Jackson Signed Letter to Richard K. Call on August 5th Actual price: USD $8,960.
  8. RR Auction Adolf Hitler LS on August 9th Actual price: USD $8,266.
  9. Case Antiques, Inc. J.J. Audubon, Great Northern Diver or Loon on August 5th Actual price: USD $8,160.
  10. RR Auction Alexander Hamilton LS on August 9th Actual price: USD $7,350.
  11. Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books Besler - Sunflower on August 10th Actual price: USD $7,205.
  12. Heritage Auctions Terry Moore Strangers in Paradise V2#10 Story Page 18 Francine and Katchoo Original Art on August 6th Actual price: USD $7,170.
  13. RR Auction Bob Marley Signed Photo on August 9th Actual price: USD $7,137.
  14. Case Antiques, Inc. President Abraham Lincoln signed military appointment on August 5th Actual price: USD $6,912.
  15. RR Auction Oscar Wilde ALS on August 9th Actual price: USD $6,488.
  16. RR Auction Claire L. Chennault ALS on August 9th Actual price: USD $6,374.
  17. Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books Besler - Artichoke on August 10th Actual price: USD $6,215.
  18. PBA Galleries The Tales of Peter Parley About America on August 10th Actual price: USD $6,000.
  19. RR Auction Pablo Picasso Signed Photo on August 9th Actual price: USD $5,933.
  20. Morton Subastas Medici Atque Historici Philippi II Hisp. on August 10th Actual price: USD $5,760.
  21. RR Auction Third Reich Guest Book Pages on August 9th Actual price: USD $5,645.
  22. RR Auction WWII Type A-2 Flight Jacket Jacket on August 9th Actual price: USD $5,525.
  23. RR Auction Ritchie Valens Signed Photo on August 9th Actual price: USD $5,520.
  24. RR Auction World War II: Geoffrey Keyes Uniform on August 9th Actual price: USD $5,520.
  25. RR Auction Thomas Jefferson ANS on August 9th Actual price: USD $5,172.



For the week ahead 13 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Aug. 14th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 94 lots
Skinner. Marlborough. August Americana Online - bidstart 8/4. 41 lots

Wed. Aug. 16th
James D Julia Auctioneers. Fairfield. Fine Art, Asian and Antiques - session 1 - Decorative Prints and Books. 56 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Unreserved Book Stock Sale.

Thu. Aug. 17th
RR Auction. Amherst. Pop Culture - Internet Bidstart 8/10. 537 lots
James D Julia Auctioneers. Fairfield. Fine Art, Asian and Antiques - session 2 - Decorative Prints and Books. 38 lots

Fri. Aug. 18th
Northeast Auctions. Portsmouth. American Furniture & Folk Art, Marine and China Trade Auction.
James D Julia Auctioneers. Fairfield. Fine Art, Asian and Antiques - session 3 - Decorative Prints and Books. 12 lots

Sat. Aug. 19th
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Sleight of Hand - The Jeff Busby Collection. 443 lots
Northeast Auctions. Portsmouth. American Furniture & Folk Art, Marine and China Trade Auction -Day 2. 13 lots

Sun. Aug. 20th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 8/13.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 8/13.
Northeast Auctions. Portsmouth. American Furniture & Folk Art, Marine and China Trade Auction - Day 3. 41 lots

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RBH and AE

  • <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>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.