• <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

Auction Update Review

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Rare Book Hub: 8 Auctions Archived, 14 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 6 January 2018 8 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 3 in euros, 1 in British pounds, and 4 in US dollars.  These sales together raised $1,149,321 as 2,024 lots were offered and 1,802 lots sold for an 89% success rate. 

 

For the week ahead 14 sales are scheduled.

 

1 auction saw its total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered: 

TooveysEnd of Year Sale - Prints on December 29th: 103.54% 


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

Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 12/24 on December 31st: 99.85% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsWinter Magic Auction on December 16th: 96.51% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 12/24 on December 31st: 96.07% 
TooveysEnd of Year Sale - Prints on December 29th: 87.10% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on January 2nd: 80.26% 


8 total sales reported this week: 

ArtcurialBooks and Manuscripts on December 4th: 62.80% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on January 2nd: 80.26% 
TooveysEnd of Year Sale - Prints on December 29th: 87.10% 
PandolfiniAsian Art - Books on December 19th: 14.81% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsWinter Magic Auction on December 16th: 96.51% 
Clars Auction GalleryAntiques, Asian and Fine Arts: Prints on December 17th: 75.44% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 12/24 on December 31st: 99.85% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 12/24 on December 31st: 96.07% 

  

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Artcurial Fonds des plaques de verre negatives realisees par Emile Zola, 1894-1902 on December 4th Actual price: USD $59,280.
  2. Artcurial Denise - 1898 ou 1899 Portraits. on December 4th Actual price: USD $42,120.
  3. Artcurial Les OEuvres de P. de Ronsard gentilhomme vandomois on December 4th Actual price: USD $28,813.
  4. Artcurial La Femme 100 têtes on December 4th Actual price: USD $17,440.
  5. Artcurial Denise et Jacques Histoire vraie par Emile Zola Juin - Septembre 1897 on December 4th Actual price: USD $15,600.
  6. Artcurial Jacques - 1898 ou 1899 Etudes de portraits avec et sans virage on December 4th Actual price: USD $15,600.
  7. Artcurial Livre d'heures on December 4th Actual price: USD $15,600.
  8. Potter and Potter Auctions Alexander. The Man Who Knows. Signed Window Card. on December 16th Actual price: USD $15,600.
  9. Artcurial OEuvre photographique d'Emile Zola, 1894-1902 on December 4th Actual price: USD $13,572.
  10. Artcurial Le Journal d'une femme de chambre on December 4th Actual price: USD $12,890.
  11. Artcurial Emile Zola a l'age de quatre ans - 1844 on December 4th Actual price: USD $12,480.
  12. Artcurial Denise - 1898 ou 1899 Portraits. on December 4th Actual price: USD $11,700.
  13. Artcurial Emile Zola, Jeanne Rozerot et leurs deux enfants, Denise et Jacques a Verneuil - Circa 1896-1900 on December 4th Actual price: USD $11,232.
  14. Artcurial Denise et Jacques - 1898 ou 1899 Portrait. Variations de virages. on December 4th Actual price: USD $10,920.
  15. Artcurial Jacques - 1898 ou 1899 Portraits. Variations. on December 4th Actual price: USD $10,920.
  16. Artcurial Denise et Jacque Juin - Septembre 1897 on December 4th Actual price: USD $10,140.
  17. Artcurial Portraits des enfants Denise et Jacques 1896-1899 on December 4th Actual price: USD $10,140.
  18. Artcurial Jacques - 1898 ou 1899 Portraits. on December 4th Actual price: USD $10,140.
  19. Artcurial La Grande Pronostication des laboureurs durant a tousjoursmais, faicte et composee par les anciens par usage de scavoir on December 4th Actual price: USD $9,857.
  20. Artcurial Nature morte au daguerreotype d'Emile Zola enfant a 4 ans - Circa 1895 on December 4th Actual price: USD $9,360.
  21. Potter and Potter Auctions Chung Ling Soo. And His Ten Assistants. on December 16th Actual price: USD $9,000.
  22. Artcurial Autoportraits d'Emile Zola - Circa 1900 on December 4th Actual price: USD $8,112.
  23. Artcurial Emile Zola et son pere Francois Zola Circa 1846 on December 4th Actual price: USD $7,800.
  24. Artcurial La vie a Verneuil - ete 1899 on December 4th Actual price: USD $7,488.
  25. Artcurial OEillades ciselées en branche Œillades ciselées en branche on December 4th Actual price: USD $7,279.

 

For the week ahead 14 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jan. 8th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 56 lots
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. American History - Online bidstart 12/27. 457 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. FUN World Currency Signature Auction - Tampa - session 2. 964 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. FUN Currency Signature Auction - Tampa. 3139 lots

Tue. Jan. 9th
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Jewish and Israeli History, Art and Culture. 496 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 1/2. 301 lots

Wed. Jan. 10th
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 12/15. 863 lots
Trafford Books. Manchester. Books, Photographs, Postcards, Postal History.

Thu. Jan. 11th
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Literature and Fine Books. 721 lots

Fri. Jan. 12th
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Lancaster. Books. 433 lots

Sat. Jan. 13th
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs. 48 lots

Sun. Jan. 14th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 12/17. 277 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 1/7.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 1/7.

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.
  • <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>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.