• <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.

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Rare Book Hub: 16 Auctions Archived, another 13 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday, 4 August, 2018, 16 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 3 denominated in euros and 13 in US dollars.  Turnover was $5,108,953 as 6,649 lots were offered and 4,985 sold for a 75% success rate.  Appreciate the quiet for in September the cacophony will return. 

 

 

2 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 


Robert Siegel GalleriesLIVE INTERNET BIDDING AT STAMP AUCTION NETWORK The Kilbourne Collection of CSA Stamps and Postal Hi on June 28th: $1,726,257 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters on July 29th: $1,634,145 



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

Robert Siegel GalleriesLIVE INTERNET BIDDING AT STAMP AUCTION NETWORK The Kilbourne Collection of CSA Stamps and Postal Hi on June 28th: 126.33% 


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

Robert Siegel GalleriesLIVE INTERNET BIDDING AT STAMP AUCTION NETWORK The Kilbourne Collection of CSA Stamps and Postal Hi on June 28th: 99.73% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 7/24 on July 31st: 98.90% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/22 on July 29th: 98.23% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on July 28th: 97.60% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 7/1 on July 29th: 95.29% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters on July 29th: 94.94% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on July 31st: 85.25% 
Alaska AuctionBooks, Prints, Photographs on June 28th: 82.81% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Robert Siegel Galleries 10c Rose (5). on June 28th Actual price: USD $53,100.
  2. Robert Siegel Galleries 20c Green (13). on June 28th Actual price: USD $50,150.
  3. Heritage Auctions Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home by Bob Peak (Paramount, 1987). Signed and Framed Original Mixed-Media Poster Artwork (Artwork: 40" X 57.5", Framed: 43" X 61"). on July 29th Actual price: USD $46,800.
  4. Heritage Auctions Regeneration (Norman, 1923). Three Sheet (41" X 77.75"). on July 29th Actual price: USD $40,800.
  5. Swann Galleries [TIMES OF THE DAY.] Group of four decorative panels. on August 1st Actual price: USD $40,000.
  6. Robert Siegel Galleries 20c Green (13). on June 28th Actual price: USD $31,860.
  7. Robert Siegel Galleries 5c Green, Stone 1 (1). on June 28th Actual price: USD $31,860.
  8. Robert Siegel Galleries 10c Blue, Frameline (10). on June 28th Actual price: USD $29,500.
  9. Robert Siegel Galleries 2c Green (3). on June 28th Actual price: USD $28,320.
  10. Heritage Auctions The Empire Strikes Back (20th Century Fox, 1980). One Sheet (27" X 41") Original Roger Kastel Concept Poster. on July 29th Actual price: USD $26,400.
  11. Heritage Auctions Casablanca (Warner Brothers, 1952). First Post-War Release German A1 (23.5" X 33") Hans Otto Wendt Artwork. on July 29th Actual price: USD $26,400.
  12. Heritage Auctions Casablanca (Warner Brothers, R-1953). Italian Photobustas (3) (13.5" X 19.25"). on July 29th Actual price: USD $26,400.
  13. Robert Siegel Galleries Marshall Tex. Jul. 25 (1861). on June 28th Actual price: USD $24,780.
  14. Heritage Auctions Superman Cartoon Stock (Paramount, 1941). One Sheet (27" X 41"). on July 29th Actual price: USD $24,000.
  15. Swann Galleries [SUTRO BATHS.] on August 1st Actual price: USD $23,400.
  16. Heritage Auctions Casablanca (Warner Brothers, 1943). Swedish Insert (12.75" X 27.5"). on July 29th Actual price: USD $22,800.
  17. Robert Siegel Galleries 3c Rose (65). on June 28th Actual price: USD $22,420.
  18. Robert Siegel Galleries Nashville Tenn., 5c Violet Brown (61X5). on June 28th Actual price: USD $21,830.
  19. Robert Siegel Galleries 5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). on June 28th Actual price: USD $21,240.
  20. Robert Siegel Galleries Memphis Tenn., 5c Red (56X2). on June 28th Actual price: USD $20,060.
  21. Robert Siegel Galleries Robert E. Lee. on June 28th Actual price: USD $20,060.
  22. Robert Siegel Galleries Vicksburg Miss. Apr. 11 (1861). on June 28th Actual price: USD $19,470.
  23. Heritage Auctions Help! (United Artists, 1965). Door Panel Set of 4 (20" X 60"). on July 29th Actual price: USD $19,200.
  24. Heritage Auctions Creature from the Black Lagoon (Universal International, 1954). One Sheet (27" X 41") Albert Kallis Artwork. on July 29th Actual price: USD $19,200.
  25. Robert Siegel Galleries 10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b). on June 28th Actual price: USD $18,880.



16 total sales reported this week:

Swann Galleries. Vintage Posters on August 1st: 61.68%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on July 31st: 85.25%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 7/24 on July 31st: 98.90%
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Books - Internet Bidstart 7/19 on July 26th: 34.42%
Vermot de Pas. Comic Strips, Original Plates and Japanese Animation on June 30th: 47.05%
Alaska Auction. Books, Prints, Photographs on June 28th: 82.81%
PosterConnection Inc.. Affordable Posters on June 28th: 60.18%
Carlsen Gallery. Summer Sizzler Sale - Books and Prints on June 24th: 40.00%
Robert Siegel Galleries. LIVE INTERNET BIDDING AT STAMP AUCTION NETWORK The Kilbourne Collection of CSA Stamps and Postal Hi on June 28th: 99.73%
Neret Minet and Tessier. Exhibition Posters on June 29th: 37.20%
Potomack Company. Jewelry & Estate Collections Online - Prints, Books, Manuscripts on July 30th: 50.94%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/22 on July 29th: 98.23%
Potter and Potter Auctions. Fine Books and Manuscripts on July 28th: 75.16%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 7/1 on July 29th: 95.29%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on July 28th: 97.60%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters on July 29th: 94.94%

 

For the week ahead 13 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Aug. 6th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 57 lots

Tue. Aug. 7th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 7/31. 489 lots

Wed. Aug. 8th
Tooveys. West Sussex. Decorative Pictures - Prints. 15 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. August Auction Featuring WWII and Animation bidstart 7/20. 1286 lots
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Lee's Summit . 20th Century Pop Culture and Animation Art - Online bidstart 7/24. 116 lots
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . Fine Art, Furniture and Decorative Art - Prints. 44 lots

Thu. Aug. 9th
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Books with Art and Illustration. 609 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper.

Sat. Aug. 11th
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Art - Prints.
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs.

Sun. Aug. 12th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 8/5.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 8/5.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 7/15. 255 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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>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.