• <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
  • <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: 31 Auctions Archived, 35 More This Week

For the week ended Saturday 21 April, 2018 31 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 5 denominated in euros, 4 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 21 in US dollars.  Turnover was $16,684,130 as 9,075 lots were offered and 6,890 sold for a 76% success rate.  It was another strong week.

 

For the week ahead 35 auctions are scheduled.

 

6 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

ChristiesPrints and Multiples on April 20th: $7,683,000 
Heritage AuctionsEntertainment on April 15th: $1,773,451 
ChristiesJapanese and Korean Art - Prints on April 18th: $1,751,750 
Swann GalleriesImages and Objects: Photographs and Photobooks on April 19th: $1,174,688 
RR AuctionSpace - Internet bidstart 4/12 on April 19th: $1,094,608 
Heritage AuctionsManuscripts - Internet bidstart 3/30 on April 18th: $1,012,799 
 

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

TooveysPostcards, Cigarette Cards; Photographs, Autographs, Printed & Manuscript Ephemera on April 17th: 184.58% 
ChristiesJapanese and Korean Art - Prints on April 18th: 183.24% 
AguttesANCIENT & MANUSCRIPTED BOOKS on April 19th: 103.53% 


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

ChristiesJapanese and Korean Art - Prints on April 18th: 100.00% 
William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsApril Premier Auction - Books, Prints on April 16th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 4/8 on April 15th: 99.08% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 4//10 on April 17th: 98.86% 
Aspire AuctionsApril Auction online - Prints - Internet bidstart 4/6 on April 13th: 97.30% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 3/19 on April 15th: 95.98% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on April 14th: 95.35% 
Heritage AuctionsManuscripts - Internet bidstart 3/30 on April 18th: 94.40% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 4/8 on April 15th: 94.34% 
TooveysPostcards, Cigarette Cards; Photographs, Autographs, Printed & Manuscript Ephemera on April 17th: 91.93% 
TooveysDecorative Pictures - Prints on April 18th: 90.00% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on April 17th: 87.30% 
Cowans AuctionsModern and Contemporary Art and Design - Prints, Posters on April 20th: 85.71% 
ChristiesPrints and Multiples on April 20th: 85.38% 
Trafford BooksBooks on April 11th: 82.04% 
University ArchivesOutstanding Selection of Autographed Documents, Manuscripts, Photos, Books & Relics on April 10th: 81.10% 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Christies KANAGAWA OKI NAMI URA (IN THE WELL OF THE GREAT WAVE OFF KANAGAWA), FROM THE SERIES FUGAKU SANJUROKKEI (THIRTY-SIX VIEWS OF MOUNT FUJI) on April 18th Actual price: USD $540,500.
  2. Christies He Disappeared Into Complete Silence, Gemor Press, New York, 1947 on April 20th Actual price: USD $516,500.
  3. Christies LU ZHISHEN, BANDIT HERO FROM THE CHINESE NOVEL OUTLAWS OF THE MARSH on April 18th Actual price: USD $432,500.
  4. Christies Moonwalk on April 20th Actual price: USD $336,500.
  5. Heritage Auctions Arthur Conan Doyle Autograph Manuscript "The Adventure of the Dancing Men" Signed Three Times. on April 18th Actual price: USD $312,500.
  6. Christies Marilyn: one plate on April 20th Actual price: USD $281,250.
  7. Christies A La Recherche du Shoe Perdu on April 20th Actual price: USD $275,000.
  8. Christies The Scream (After Munch) on April 20th Actual price: USD $275,000.
  9. Heritage Auctions Stevie Ray Vaughan Owned and Stage-Played "Jimbo" Electric Guitar. on April 15th Actual price: USD $250,000.
  10. Christies Details of Renaissance Paintings (Sandro Botticelli, Birth of Venus) on April 20th Actual price: USD $237,500.
  11. Christies Marilyn: one plate on April 20th Actual price: USD $237,500.
  12. Christies Marilyn: one plate on April 20th Actual price: USD $237,500.
  13. Christies Electric Chairs on April 20th Actual price: USD $237,500.
  14. Christies Quatre Lithographies on April 20th Actual price: USD $212,500.
  15. Christies The Potato Eaters on April 20th Actual price: USD $212,500.
  16. Christies Untitled (Cake Window) on April 20th Actual price: USD $175,000.
  17. Christies Target on April 20th Actual price: USD $175,000.
  18. Christies Bull Profile Series on April 20th Actual price: USD $175,000.
  19. Christies Mickey Mouse, from Myths on April 20th Actual price: USD $150,000.
  20. Christies Untitled, from On the Bowery on April 20th Actual price: USD $125,000.
  21. Christies Ten from Leo Castelli, Tanglewood Press, Inc., New York, 1968 on April 20th Actual price: USD $112,500.
  22. Christies Portrait de Jacqueline de Face II on April 20th Actual price: USD $112,500.
  23. Christies Grace Kelly on April 20th Actual price: USD $106,250.
  24. Christies #4, from Cold Mountain Series, Zen Studies (Early State) on April 20th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  25. Christies $ (Quadrant): one plate on April 20th Actual price: USD $100,000.



31 total sales reported this week:

Holabird Kagin Americana. Gold Rush Auction - Day 4 on March 18th: 70.45%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Gold Rush Auction - Day 3 on March 17th: 75.14%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Gold Rush Auction - Day 2 on March 16th: 60.62%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Gold Rush Sale on March 15th: 75.12%
Cowans Auctions. Modern and Contemporary Art and Design - Prints, Posters on April 20th: 85.71%
Christies. Prints and Multiples on April 20th: 85.38%
RR Auction. Space - Internet bidstart 4/12 on April 19th: 71.35%
PBA Galleries. Fine Illustrated Books: Oriental & Occidental - Art & Art Reference – Books about Books on April 19th: 73.43%
Aguttes. ANCIENT & MANUSCRIPTED BOOKS on April 19th: 59.06%
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. April Premier Auction - Books, Prints on April 16th: 100.00%
Swann Galleries. Images and Objects: Photographs and Photobooks on April 19th: 67.38%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on April 14th: 95.35%
Tooveys. Decorative Pictures - Prints on April 18th: 90.00%
Tooveys. Postcards, Cigarette Cards; Photographs, Autographs, Printed & Manuscript Ephemera on April 17th: 91.93%
Christies. Japanese and Korean Art - Prints on April 18th: 100.00%
Grays Auctioneers. World's Fair Memorabilia and Collectibles on April 16th: 79.66%
Forum Auctions. Forum Auctions @ Artsy: Select Contemporary Editions on April 17th: 56.41%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on April 17th: 87.30%
Morton Subastas. Auction of Printed Documents and Manuscripts, Brochures, Autographs and Dedicated Books on April 17th: 25.40%
Trafford Books. Books on April 11th: 82.04%
Vermot de Pas. NASA Photographs on April 9th: 9.40%
Heritage Auctions. Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 3/30 on April 18th: 94.40%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 4/8 on April 15th: 99.08%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 4//10 on April 17th: 98.86%
Heritage Auctions. Entertainment on April 15th: 74.97%
Binoche et Giquello. Romantic Illustrated Books on April 13th: 64.54%
Aspire Auctions. April Auction online - Prints - Internet bidstart 4/6 on April 13th: 97.30%
University Archives. Outstanding Selection of Autographed Documents, Manuscripts, Photos, Books & Relics on April 10th: 81.10%
Audap and Mirabaud. Press Drawings on April 10th: 68.87%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 4/8 on April 15th: 94.34%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 3/19 on April 15th: 95.98%

 


For the week ahead 35 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Apr. 23rd
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . Prints. 20 lots
Australian Book Auctions. Armadale, . Books and Documents: Comprising Voyages and Travels, Ephemera, Literature, Art, Natural History and. 182 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints and Photographs. 178 lots

Tue. Apr. 24th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Illustration. 451 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 4/17. 423 lots

Wed. Apr. 25th
Doyle New York. New York. Rare Books, Autographs and Maps. 602 lots
Purcell Auctioneers. Birr. Irish Interest Book Auction. 563 lots
Tajan. Paris. Photographs. 186 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 140 lots
Heritage Auctions. Chicago. CSNS Currency Signature Auction - session 1. 310 lots

Thu. Apr. 26th
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Cape Town. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 4/19. 316 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Fine Illustrated Books and Graphics. 279 lots
Artcurial. Paris. Books and Manuscripts. 203 lots
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Marine and Travel - Books, Prints, Maps. 65 lots
PIASA. Paris. Masters 2 : prints, illustrated books and multiples of the 20th century, including a private collect. 109 lots
Sothebys. New York. Prints and Multiples. 165 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Forum Auctions @ Artsy: The Master and The Muse. 36 lots
One Of Kind Collectibles. Coral Gables. Autographs, Manuscripts and Sports Memorabilia. 152 lots
Heritage Auctions. Chicago. CSNS World Currency Signature Auction - session 1. 470 lots
Heritage Auctions. Chicago. CSNS Currency Signature Auction - session 2. 738 lots

Fri. Apr. 27th
ALDE. Paris. Maps and Plans - Travel. 329 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. East Anglian Sale, Part 1 - including Books and Maps.
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Comics. 352 lots
Heritage Auctions. Chicago. CSNS Currency Signature Auction - session 3. 306 lots
Heritage Auctions. Chicago. CSNS Currency Signature Auction - session 4. 110 lots
Heritage Auctions. Chicago. CSNS Currency Signature Auction - session 5. 317 lots
Heritage Auctions. Chicago. CSNS Currency Signature Auction - session 6. 376 lots
ALDE. Paris. Russian Art. 237 lots

Sat. Apr. 28th
PosterConnection Inc.. Clayton. Posters. 358 lots
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Spring Magic Auction - Books, Posters, Prints, Letters, Photos.
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. Fine Auction - Books and Prints. 23 lots
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Lee's Summit . Property from the William D. Hutsell Trust - Books, Prints.

Sun. Apr. 29th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 4/22.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 4/22.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 4/1. 236 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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