• <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
  • <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.
  • <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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Fifteen Auctions Archived, 11 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday, August 26, 2017, fifteen auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; one denominated in Australian dollars, 1 in euros, 3 in British pounds and 10 in US dollars.  Turnover was $2,275,211 as 3,765 lots were offered and 3,113 sold for a 82.6% success rate.  Summer is over!

For the upcoming Labor Day shortened week 11 sales are scheduled.

 

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

Northeast AuctionsAmerican Furniture & Folk Art, Marine and China Trade Auction - Day 1 on August 18th: 197.73% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsUnreserved Book Stock Sale on August 16th: 187.60% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints, Photographs on August 22nd: 163.56% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsSleight of Hand - The Jeff Busby Collection on August 19th: 150.09% 
Northeast AuctionsAmerican Furniture & Folk Art, Marine and China Trade Auction - Day 3 on August 20th: 106.44% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Modern Literature, Children’s and Illustrated Books on August 24th: 104.65% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsSummer Sale - Prints on August 23rd: 103.83% 


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

Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 8/13 on August 20th: 98.82% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsUnreserved Book Stock Sale on August 16th: 98.64% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 8/13 on August 20th: 98.00% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsSleight of Hand - The Jeff Busby Collection on August 19th: 94.36% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints, Photographs on August 22nd: 91.35% 
Northeast AuctionsAmerican Furniture & Folk Art, Marine and China Trade Auction - Day 3 on August 20th: 90.24% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Modern Literature, Children’s and Illustrated Books on August 24th: 86.09% 
William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsAugust Premier Auction - Books and Prints on August 22nd: 85.71% 
Northeast AuctionsAmerican Furniture & Folk Art, Marine and China Trade Auction -Day 2 on August 19th: 84.62% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsSummer Sale - Prints on August 23rd: 80.00% 
 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. RR Auction Tupac Shakur's 1996 American Motors Hummer H1 on August 17th Actual price: USD $206,531.
  2. Potter and Potter Auctions Important archive of Dai Vernon ? Faucett Ross Letters. on August 19th Actual price: USD $50,400.
  3. Potter and Potter Auctions Important Archive of Correspondence from Charlie Miller to Faucett Ross. on August 19th Actual price: USD $48,000.
  4. Australian Book Auctions SIT NOMEN DOMINI BENEDICTUM. THE EUREKA STOCKADE. THE CONSEQUENCE OF SOME PIRATES WANTING ON QUARTER-DECK A REBELLION. on August 22nd Actual price: USD $37,857.
  5. Northeast Auctions POLITICAL SATIRICAL PRINT "THE BOSTONIANS IN DISTRESS," on August 18th Actual price: USD $36,000.
  6. Australian Book Auctions SLAVERY AND FAMINE, PUNISHMENTS FOR SEDITION; OR, AN ACCOUNT OF THE MISERIES AND STARVATION AT BOTANY BAY. on August 22nd Actual price: USD $35,964.
  7. Northeast Auctions CANVAS BACKED DUCK, NO. 61, PLATE CCCI, FROM “THE BIRDS OF AMERICA.” on August 20th Actual price: USD $32,400.
  8. Northeast Auctions POLITICAL SATIRICAL PRINT "THE BOSTONIAN'S PAYING THE EXCISE-MAN, OR TARRING AND FEATHERING," on August 18th Actual price: USD $31,200.
  9. Potter and Potter Auctions The Csuri Notes [Original Typescripts]. on August 19th Actual price: USD $28,800.
  10. RR Auction Marilyn Monroe Signed Photograph on August 17th Actual price: USD $23,883.
  11. RR Auction James Dean Signed Oversized Pastel Portrait on August 17th Actual price: USD $17,334.
  12. RR Auction Beatles Set of (5) Prints on August 17th Actual price: USD $17,154.
  13. Northeast Auctions FRAKTUR FOR TRINA HAMMAN, BORN 9 OCTOBER 1790, HARDY COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA. on August 18th Actual price: USD $15,600.
  14. RR Auction J. K. Rowling Signed 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' Book on August 17th Actual price: USD $13,453.
  15. RR Auction Andy Warhol Set of (10) Signed Mick Jagger Postcard Photographs on August 17th Actual price: USD $13,133.
  16. RR Auction Prince Original Oversized 1977 Photograph by Robert Whitman on August 17th Actual price: USD $12,251.
  17. Northeast Auctions VIEW OF SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA. TAKEN FROM TELEGRAPH HILL, APRIL 1850, BY WM. B. MCMURTRIE, DRAUGHTSMAN OF THE U.S. SURVEYING EXPEDITION. on August 20th Actual price: USD $12,000.
  18. Potter and Potter Auctions Large Archive of Faucett Ross?Frank Csuri Correspondence. on August 19th Actual price: USD $12,000.
  19. RR Auction Beatles Signed 1964 Norman Parkinson Book on August 17th Actual price: USD $11,026.
  20. Northeast Auctions THE CITY OF SAN FRANCISCO. on August 20th Actual price: USD $10,800.
  21. Heritage Auctions The Incredible Hulk #1 on August 20th Actual price: USD $10,158.
  22. RR Auction Beatles Signed 1963 Royal Command Performance Admission Ticket on August 17th Actual price: USD $9,800.
  23. RR Auction Prince 'Purple Rain' Film-Used Clapperboard on August 17th Actual price: USD $9,799.
  24. RR Auction The Sex Pistols 'Never Mind the Bollocks' Signed Album on August 17th Actual price: USD $9,093.
  25. Australian Book Auctions TO THE RIGHT HONOURABLE SIR GEORGE MURRAY, K.C.B. HIS MAJESTY’S PRINCIPAL SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE COLONIES… on August 22nd Actual price: USD $8,991.



15 total sales reported this week:

William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. August Premier Auction - Books and Prints on August 22nd: 85.71%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Modern Literature, Children’s and Illustrated Books on August 24th: 86.09%
PBA Galleries. Miniature Books: Library of A Gentleman's Collection on August 24th: 53.94%
Eldreds. Japanese Art on August 23rd: 72.00%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Summer Sale - Prints on August 23rd: 80.00%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints, Photographs on August 22nd: 91.35%
Northeast Auctions. American Furniture & Folk Art, Marine and China Trade Auction - Day 3 on August 20th: 90.24%
Northeast Auctions. American Furniture & Folk Art, Marine and China Trade Auction - Day 1 on August 18th: 59.24%
Northeast Auctions. American Furniture & Folk Art, Marine and China Trade Auction -Day 2 on August 19th: 84.62%
RR Auction. Pop Culture - Internet Bidstart 8/10 on August 17th: 63.87%
Australian Book Auctions. Important Books, Voyages and Travels, Literature and Art, Fishing, &c. on August 22nd: 71.18%
Potter and Potter Auctions. Sleight of Hand - The Jeff Busby Collection on August 19th: 94.36%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Unreserved Book Stock Sale on August 16th: 98.64%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 8/13 on August 20th: 98.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 8/13 on August 20th: 98.82%


For the week ahead 11 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Aug. 28th
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . ANTIQUES; PAINTINGS; ASIAN; SCULPTURE; GLASS; PORCELAIN; SILVER; FURNITURE; ETC.. 40 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 64 lots

Tue. Aug. 29th
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. MONCLAU Eclectic Collection Auction: Books, Brochures and Documents on the History of Constitutional. 164 lots
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Jewish and Israeli History, Art and Culture. 488 lots

Wed. Aug. 30th
Trafford Books. Manchester. Books. 295 lots
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . Fine Art, Furniture and Decorative Arts - Prints. 29 lots

Thu. Aug. 31st
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Cape Town. Books - Internet Bidstart 8/24. 396 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Art and Illustration. 478 lots
Forum Auctions in Italy. Roma. No Reserve Online Sale: Antiquarian and Rare Books. 70 lots

Sun. Sep. 3rd
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 8/27.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 8/27.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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.