• <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>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.
  • <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>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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Rare Book Hub: 34 Auctions Archived this Week, 24 New Sales this Week

For the week ended Saturday 7 April 2018 34 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 10 denominated in euros, 6 in British pounds, and 18 in US dollars.  Turnover was $17,955,333 as 7,327 lots were offered and 6,038 sold for an 82% success rate.  There is strength in the rooms these days.

 

For the week ahead 24 auctions are scheduled.

 

4 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 


ChristiesPrints and Multiples on March 28th: $5,294,463 
ChristiesPhotographs on April 6th: $3,432,000 
Arader GalleriesAudubon Prints, and Rare Books on March 31st: $2,406,915 
ChristiesThe Yamakawa Collection on April 6th: $1,683,375 

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

Chiswick AuctionsBooks from the Library of Giancarlo Beltrame, Part II on March 29th: 149.27% 
FerratonModern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs on March 24th: 148.35% 
Kedem AuctionJewish and Israeli History and Culture on March 20th: 145.90% 
Chiswick AuctionsThe Warrens Library and a Fine Collection of Maps & Atlases on March 28th: 144.31% 
OSENATThe Empire at Fontainebleau - Books and Manuscripts on March 25th: 138.90% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on April 3rd: 134.79% 
Cowans AuctionsAmerican Indian and Western Art: Live Salesroom Auction on April 6th: 115.15% 
OSENATThe Empire, Historical Memories on March 25th: 112.92% 
Swann GalleriesPrinted and Manuscript African Americana on March 29th: 107.82% 
Forum AuctionsForum Auctions @ Artsy: Select Urban Editions on March 29th: 104.20% 
ChristiesThe Yamakawa Collection on April 6th: 100.98% 


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

Cowans AuctionsAmerican Indian and Western Art: Live Salesroom Auction on April 6th: 100.00% 
National Book AuctionsBooks and Ephemera – 16th Century, Firsts, Space, Lankes, etc. on March 17th: 100.00% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersAntonio Lopez: The Art of Fashion on March 26th: 100.00% 
Leland Little AuctionsPrints on March 24th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 3/27 on April 3rd: 99.67% 
Chiswick AuctionsBooks from the Library of Giancarlo Beltrame, Part II on March 29th: 99.18% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 3/4 on April 1st: 98.25% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 3/25 on April 1st: 98.23% 
ChristiesThe Yamakawa Collection on April 6th: 95.45% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 3/25 on April 1st: 94.59% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Engravings and Lithographs - Works on Paper on March 31st: 92.00% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on April 3rd: 91.04% 
Chiswick AuctionsThe Warrens Library and a Fine Collection of Maps & Atlases on March 28th: 90.08% 
ChristiesPrints and Multiples on March 28th: 85.65% 
FerratonModern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs on March 24th: 84.94% 

AderIllustrated Modern Books: Dr. Yves Gogue Collection on March 29th: 84.33%  

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Christies A box of ten photographs on April 6th Actual price: USD $792,500.
  2. Christies Dovima with Elephants, Evening Dress by Dior, Cirque d'Hiver, Paris, 1955 on April 6th Actual price: USD $456,500.
  3. Christies Vampire II on March 28th Actual price: USD $418,418.
  4. Arader Galleries Geographie opus novissima traductione e Graecorum archtypis castigatissme pressum. on March 31st Actual price: USD $366,000.
  5. Arader Galleries The Natural History of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands: Containing the Figures of Birds, Beasts, Fishes, Serpents, Insects, and Plants; Particularly the Forest-Trees, Shrubs, and other Plants, not hitherto Described… on March 31st Actual price: USD $366,000.
  6. Christies Melencolia I on March 28th Actual price: USD $264,375.
  7. Christies Aspens, Northern New Mexico, 1958 on April 6th Actual price: USD $250,000.
  8. Christies Pluto on March 28th Actual price: USD $220,313.
  9. Arader Galleries Voyage Pittoresque Autour de Monde, avec des portraits de sauvages d'Amérique, d'Asie, d'Afrique, et des iles du Grand Ocean; des Paysages, des Vues Maritimes, et plusieurs objets d'histoire naturelle; Accompagné de Descriptions par M. on March 31st Actual price: USD $213,500.
  10. Arader Galleries The Birds of Great Britain. on March 31st Actual price: USD $183,000.
  11. Christies A Bigger Green Valley on March 28th Actual price: USD $176,250.
  12. Christies Recueil de Quatre-Vingt-Cinq Estampes originales, Têtes, Paysages et différents Sujet, dessinées et gravées par Rembrandt on March 28th Actual price: USD $176,250.
  13. Christies Parade – Hoboken, New Jersey, 1955 on April 6th Actual price: USD $150,000.
  14. Christies Minotaure aveugle guidé par une Fillette dans la Nuit, from: La Suite Vollard on March 28th Actual price: USD $141,000.
  15. Chiswick Auctions Manuscript Portolan Chart on Vellum of Europe on March 28th Actual price: USD $132,188.
  16. Christies Reptiles on March 28th Actual price: USD $132,188.
  17. OSENAT Ensemble d'environ 1300 pièces montées dans 6 forts volumes grand in-folio, maroquin bleu nuit, on March 25th Actual price: USD $130,688.
  18. Bonhams Girl Behind Bottle, New York (Jean Patchett) on April 6th Actual price: USD $125,000.
  19. Christies Calla Lily, 1986 on April 6th Actual price: USD $118,750.
  20. Christies Candlestick Point on April 6th Actual price: USD $118,750.
  21. Christies The Arrival of Spring in Woldgate, East Yorkshire in 2011 (twenty eleven) – 2 January 2011 on March 28th Actual price: USD $109,275.
  22. Chiswick Auctions West Indische Paskaert waer in de graden de breedde over weder zijden vande middellijn wassende...rare and historic Atlantic sea chart printed on vellum on March 28th Actual price: USD $105,750.
  23. Christies Self Portrait: Reflection on March 28th Actual price: USD $96,938.
  24. Christies Snakes on March 28th Actual price: USD $96,938.
  25. Arader Galleries Catlin's North American Indian Portfolio. Hunting Scenes and Amusements of the Rocky Mountains and Prairies of America. on March 31st Actual price: USD $87,840.



34 total sales reported this week:

Cowans Auctions. American Indian and Western Art: Live Salesroom Auction on April 6th: 100.00%
Christies. Photographs on April 6th: 68.02%
Christies. The Yamakawa Collection on April 6th: 95.45%
Bonhams. 100 Photographs on April 6th: 54.00%
PBA Galleries. Fine & Rare Books on April 5th: 67.76%
Dorotheum . Globes on April 4th: 61.54%
Chiswick Auctions. Books from the Library of Giancarlo Beltrame, Part II on March 29th: 99.18%
Leland Little Auctions. Prints on March 24th: 100.00%
Artcurial. Prints and Illustrated Books on March 28th: 68.00%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 3/27 on April 3rd: 99.67%
Chiswick Auctions. The Warrens Library and a Fine Collection of Maps & Atlases on March 28th: 90.08%
Chiswick Auctions. Autographs and Memorabilia on March 28th: 64.49%
Grays Auctioneers. Fine Art - Prints on March 28th: 44.58%
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Live Ending Online Auction - Prints on March 28th: 71.43%
ALDE. The Life of an Amateur on March 28th: 64.67%
Forum Auctions. Forum Auctions @ Artsy: Select Urban Editions on March 29th: 77.50%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on April 3rd: 91.04%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Engravings and Lithographs - Works on Paper on March 31st: 92.00%
Trafford Books. Books on February 28th: 75.40%
Ferraton. Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs on March 24th: 84.94%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 3/4 on April 1st: 98.25%
Swann Galleries. Printed and Manuscript African Americana on March 29th: 78.65%
Ader. Illustrated Modern Books: Dr. Yves Gogue Collection on March 29th: 84.33%
Ader. Envelopes of Artists: Pierre-Stéphane Proust Collection on March 27th: 32.97%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Antonio Lopez: The Art of Fashion on March 26th: 100.00%
OSENAT. The Empire, Historical Memories on March 25th: 67.65%
OSENAT. The Empire at Fontainebleau - Books and Manuscripts on March 25th: 76.36%
OSENAT. Automobilia - Books and Prints on March 24th: 76.47%
Christies. Prints and Multiples on March 28th: 85.65%
National Book Auctions. Books and Ephemera – 16th Century, Firsts, Space, Lankes, etc. on March 17th: 100.00%
Kedem Auction. Jewish and Israeli History and Culture on March 20th: 76.61%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 3/25 on April 1st: 94.59%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 3/25 on April 1st: 98.23%
Arader Galleries. Audubon Prints, and Rare Books on March 31st: 57.93%


For the week ahead 24 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Apr. 9th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 86 lots
Vermot de Pas. Paris. NASA Photographs. 149 lots

Tue. Apr. 10th
Sothebys. New York. Photographs. 162 lots
Sothebys. New York. A Beautiful Life: Photographs from the Collection of Leland Hirsch. 51 lots
Audap and Mirabaud. PARIS. Press Drawings. 379 lots
University Archives. Westport. Outstanding Selection of Autographed Documents, Manuscripts, Photos, Books & Relics. 254 lots
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . Modern and Contemporary Photographs. 89 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 4/3. 418 lots

Wed. Apr. 11th
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Documents. 586 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 154 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 3/16. 1022 lots
Trafford Books. Manchester. Books. 167 lots

Thu. Apr. 12th
Swann Galleries. New York. Printed and Manuscript Americana. 324 lots
Christies. London - King Street. Interiors including Faringdon House, Oxfordshire. 48 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Golf Books, Clubs & Memorabilia. 431 lots

Fri. Apr. 13th
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Romantic Illustrated Books. 313 lots
Aspire Auctions. Cleveland. April Auction online - Prints - Internet bidstart 4/6. 24 lots

Sat. Apr. 14th
Leland Little Auctions. Hillsborough, NC. April Gallery Auction. 47 lots
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books.
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 152 lots

Sun. Apr. 15th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Entertainment. 807 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 4/8.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 4/8.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 3/19. 224 lots

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.