• <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>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> 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.

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October Week Two Revised

For the week ended Saturday 8 October 2017 33 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 7 denominated in euros, 6 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 21 in US dollars.  Turnover was $7,066,303 as 8,721 lots were offered and 6,671 sold for a 76% success rate.  The average lot value was $1,059.26.

 

1 auction saw its total proceeds reach a million dollars: 


SothebysPhotographs on October 5th: $2,901,375 

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

RR AuctionThe Prince Auction - Online bidstart9/14 on September 27th: 204.13% 
TooveysAntiquarian and Collectors' Books on October 3rd: 155.24% 
Rachel Davis Fine ArtsAsian Fine Art - Prints on September 23rd: 131.49% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on October 4th: 127.09% 
Jacksons AuctionImportant Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper on September 26th: 112.48% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on October 6th: 111.45% 
Nye & Company AuctioneersEstate Sale - Books and Prints - online bidstart 9/13 on September 27th: 106.26% 
Chiswick AuctionsPrinted Books and Manuscripts on September 27th: 100.35% 


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

Carlsen GallerySeptember Anniversary Antique Auction - Books, Prints on September 17th: 100.00% 
Nye & Company AuctioneersEstate Sale - Books and Prints - online bidstart 9/13 on September 27th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 9/24 on October 1st: 99.88% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - Online bidstart 9/26 on October 3rd: 99.03% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 9/24 on October 1st: 98.52% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on October 6th: 96.97% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles Auction - bidstart 9/3 on October 1st: 95.92% 
TooveysAntiquarian and Collectors' Books on October 3rd: 93.26% 
Rachel Davis Fine ArtsAsian Fine Art - Prints on September 23rd: 91.26% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on October 4th: 87.35% 
Il PonteInterior Decoration - Modern Art/Modern Antiques - session 10: Books on October 2nd: 86.97% 
PBA GalleriesFine Literature on October 5th: 85.32% 
RR AuctionThe Prince Auction - Online bidstart9/14 on September 27th: 85.20% 
Jacksons AuctionImportant Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper on September 26th: 80.10% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys JOHN QUINCY ADAMS on October 5th Actual price: USD $360,500.
  2. Sothebys 'CHARLESTON, S. C.' on October 5th Actual price: USD $348,500.
  3. Sothebys NUDE ON SAND  on October 5th Actual price: USD $324,500.
  4. Bonhams Ginkgo Leaves (New York), 1990 on October 2nd Actual price: USD $199,500.
  5. Bonhams The Golden Gate before the Bridge, San Francisco, California, 1933 on October 2nd Actual price: USD $162,500.
  6. Sothebys 'WHITE ANGEL BREADLINE' (SAN FRANCISCO) on October 5th Actual price: USD $106,250.
  7. Sothebys 'MOONRISE, HERNANDEZ, N.M.' on October 5th Actual price: USD $81,250.
  8. RR Auction Prince's Personally-Owned and Stage-Worn Yellow Boots on September 27th Actual price: USD $75,148.
  9. Sothebys SELECTED MOTION STUDIES on October 5th Actual price: USD $72,500.
  10. Sothebys 'AU LUXEMBOURG' (LA FONTAINE DE CARPEAUX AU LUXEMBOURG) on October 5th Actual price: USD $62,500.
  11. Sothebys 'PARMELIAN PRINTS OF THE HIGH SIERRAS' on October 5th Actual price: USD $62,500.
  12. RR Auction Prince's Own 1980 Rick James Tour All Access Pass on September 27th Actual price: USD $60,367.
  13. Sothebys CEREMONY COMMEMORATING THE ABOLITION OF SLAVERY IN THE FRENCH EMPIRE, MARTINIQUE on October 5th Actual price: USD $60,000.
  14. RR Auction Prince 1986 'Camille' Advance Pressing on September 27th Actual price: USD $58,787.
  15. Sothebys DR. CHARLES LINNAEUS ALLEN STUDYING ANATOMY WITH STUDENT on October 5th Actual price: USD $56,250.
  16. Bonhams Portfolio IV: What Majestic Word--In Memory of Russell Varian, on October 2nd Actual price: USD $56,250.
  17. RR Auction Prince's Purple Rain Nine-Page Handwritten Musical Enhancement Notes on September 27th Actual price: USD $51,323.
  18. RR Auction Prince's Cherry Moon Personal Notebook with Extensive Handwritten Working Script on September 27th Actual price: USD $44,839.
  19. Sothebys 'NEW YORK CITY' (GIRLS IN THE WINDOWS) on October 5th Actual price: USD $40,000.
  20. Sothebys CIEL CHARGÉ - MER MÉDITERRANÉE (CLOUDY SKY, MEDITERRANEAN SEA) on October 5th Actual price: USD $37,500.
  21. Sothebys 'MOUNT MCKINLEY AND WONDER LAKE, ALASKA' on October 5th Actual price: USD $37,500.
  22. Sothebys 'WINTER SUNRISE, THE SIERRA NEVADA FROM LONE PINE, CALIFORNIA' on October 5th Actual price: USD $35,000.
  23. Bonhams Dovima with Elephants, Evening Dress by Dior, Cirque d'Hiver, Paris, August, 1955 on October 2nd Actual price: USD $35,000.
  24. Sothebys CHINESE GOLD MINERS POSED WITH NUGGETS, CALIFORNIA on October 5th Actual price: USD $32,500.
  25. Sothebys STREET SCENE IN BENICIA, SOLANO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA on October 5th Actual price: USD $32,500.



33 total sales reported this week:

Sothebys. Photographs on October 5th: 54.77%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on October 6th: 96.97%
Il Ponte. Interior Decoration - Modern Art/Modern Antiques - Prints on October 6th: 72.22%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art – Antique Engravings & Lithographs – Works on Paper on October 5th: 74.68%
Grays Auctioneers. Fine Art, etc. - Books, Prints on October 4th: 50.00%
PBA Galleries. Fine Literature on October 5th: 85.32%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Fine Art - Prints on October 5th: 75.36%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps and Documents on October 4th: 87.35%
RR Auction. The Prince Auction - Online bidstart9/14 on September 27th: 85.20%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Online bidstart 9/26 on October 3rd: 99.03%
Tooveys. Prints and Maps on October 4th: 75.37%
Chiswick Auctions. Printed Books and Manuscripts on September 27th: 75.29%
Old World Auctions. Antique Maps, Globes, Charts, Atlases & Vintage Graphics - online bidstart 8/30 on September 13th: 72.06%
The Antiquarian Book. Online sale of Fine & Rare Antiquarian Books and Documents on October 3rd: 41.18%
Carlsen Gallery. September Anniversary Antique Auction - Books, Prints on September 17th: 100.00%
Morton Subastas. Books and Documents on the History of Mexico on October 3rd: 30.57%
Tooveys. Antiquarian and Collectors' Books on October 3rd: 93.26%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on October 3rd: 44.44%
Winter Associates. Modern, Fine Art - Prints on October 2nd: 60.00%
Nye & Company Auctioneers. Estate Sale - Books and Prints - online bidstart 9/13 on September 27th: 100.00%
OSENAT. Works of Art - Prints on October 1st: 60.00%
Bonhams. Photographs on October 2nd: 30.56%
Il Ponte. Interior Decoration - Modern Art/Modern Antiques - session 10: Books on October 2nd: 86.97%
Il Ponte. Interior Decoration - Modern Art/Modern Antiques - Prints on September 29th: 75.34%
The Written Word Autographs. Autographs on September 30th: 40.86%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 9/24 on October 1st: 99.88%
Heritage Auctions. The Connie Francis Collection Entertainment on October 1st: 46.09%
Potomack Company. Books, Prints, Asian & Decorative Arts Online Auction on September 27th: 67.43%
Jacksons Auction. Important Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper on September 26th: 80.10%
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH. Modern Art, Modern Photography, Old Paintings & Antiques on September 29th: 44.02%
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Asian Fine Art - Prints on September 23rd: 91.26%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 9/24 on October 1st: 98.52%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles Auction - bidstart 9/3 on October 1st: 95.92% 

 

For the week ahead 30 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Oct. 9th
Gonnelli Casa DAste. Firenze. Old Master Prints and Modern Prints. 360 lots
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. American History: Timed Online Auction - bidstart 9/28. 446 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 104 lots
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. The Personal Property Auction of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds - Day 3. 168 lots

Tue. Oct. 10th
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. ROMANTIC ILLUSTRATED BOOKS, R. B.L.'S COLLECTION. 103 lots
Christies. New York. VISIONARIES: PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE EMILY AND JERRY SPIEGEL COLLECTION. 40 lots
Christies. New York. Photographs. 111 lots
Christies. New York. Important Photographs from the Collection of Donald and Alice Lappe. 67 lots
Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions. Bruxelles . Live Auction - Books, Prints. 469 lots
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. ROMANTIC LITERARY WORKS, ORIGINAL EDITIONS, R. B.L.'S COLLECTION. 261 lots
Gonnelli Casa DAste. Firenze. Prints, Autographs, Photographs, Music. 427 lots
PIASA. Paris. FRANÇOIS DAUTRESME COLLECTION , MEMORIES OF CHINA - books, photos. 48 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Online bidstart 10/3. 802 lots

Wed. Oct. 11th
Lyon and Turnbull. Edinburgh. Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs. 651 lots
Trafford Books. Manchester. Books. 243 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 9/28. 775 lots
Heritage Auctions. New York. Photographs. 467 lots
Gonnelli Casa DAste. Firenze. Books and Manuscripts. 589 lots
Ader. PARIS. Modern Illustrated Books.
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Books and Prints. 50 lots

Thu. Oct. 12th
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Cape Town. Books - Internet Bidstart 10/5. 241 lots
Forum Auctions. London. The Edge Hall Library. 311 lots
Ader. PARIS. Abstract and Contemporary Art - Books and Prints.

Fri. Oct. 13th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Illustration Art. 365 lots
Dorotheum . Vienna. Modern and Contemporary Art, Modern Prints. 83 lots

Sat. Oct. 14th
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Antiques, Asian and Fine Arts: Prints. 143 lots

Sun. Oct. 15th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 10/8.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 10/8.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles Auction - bidstart 9/17. 263 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Antiques, Asian and Fine Arts: Prints. 44 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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.