• <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.
  • <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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9 Auctions Archived, 22 More This Week

For the week ending on Saturday, the 8th of September, 9 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database, 7 in U.S. dollars, and one each in British pounds and Mexican pesos. The number of reported auctions was low because of the Labor Day holiday in America. Total sales in U.S. currency were $1,310,642. There were 4,677 lots offered while 4,309 sold, for a 92% sell-through rate. The average lot price was $304. The high sell-through rate and low average order reflect the lower sample size.

 

No auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars.


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

Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Books, Maps, Prints and Ephemera on August 31st: 113.19%


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

Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 8/19 on August 26th: 99.78%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 8/28 on September 4th: 99.72%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 8/26 on September 2nd: 99.36%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 8/26 on September 2nd: 98.49%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on September 1st: 98.21%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 7/29 on August 26th: 96.35%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles Auction - online bidstart 8/5 on September 2nd: 95.00%


9 total sales reported this week:

Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 8/28 on September 4th: 99.72%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 8/26 on September 2nd: 99.36%
Morton Subastas. Sadi Carnot Opportunity Auction - Books, Prints on September 1st: 28.21%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Books, Maps, Prints and Ephemera on August 31st: 76.64%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 8/26 on September 2nd: 98.49%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles Auction - online bidstart 8/5 on September 2nd: 95.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 7/29 on August 26th: 96.35%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 8/19 on August 26th: 99.78%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on September 1st: 98.21%

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Heritage Auctions Amazing Fantasy #15 (Marvel, 1962) CGC GD/VG 3.0 Off-white pages. on September 2nd Actual price: USD $18,000.
  2. Heritage Auctions Amazing Fantasy #15 (Marvel, 1962) CGC GD- 1.8 Cream to off-white pages. on August 26th Actual price: USD $13,200.
  3. Heritage Auctions X-Men #94 (Marvel, 1975) CGC NM/MT 9.8 Off-white to white pages. on August 26th Actual price: USD $9,000.
  4. Heritage Auctions 1967 Sports Illustrated Magazine Complete Run (52). on August 26th Actual price: USD $7,800.
  5. Heritage Auctions X-Men #1 (Marvel, 1963) CGC FN- 5.5 Off-white pages. on September 2nd Actual price: USD $7,200.
  6. Heritage Auctions Erik Larsen and Randy Emberlin Amazing Spider-Man #350 Story Page 2 Original Art (Marvel, 1991). on August 26th Actual price: USD $6,600.
  7. Heritage Auctions Fantastic Four #48 (Marvel, 1966) CGC NM- 9.2 Off-white to white pages. on August 26th Actual price: USD $6,000.
  8. Heritage Auctions My Greatest Adventure #80 Massachusetts Copy Pedigree (DC, 1963) CGC VF/NM 9.0 White pages. on August 26th Actual price: USD $5,760.
  9. Heritage Auctions X-Men #1 (Marvel, 1963) CGC VG+ 4.5 Off-white pages. on August 26th Actual price: USD $5,400.
  10. Heritage Auctions Detective Comics #37 (DC, 1940) CGC Qualified FR/GD 1.5 Cream to off-white pages. on August 26th Actual price: USD $5,280.
  11. Heritage Auctions 1966 Sports Illustrated Magazine Complete Run (51). on August 26th Actual price: USD $5,040.
  12. Heritage Auctions Tales of Suspense #39 (Marvel, 1963) CGC GD/VG 3.0 Off-white pages. on August 26th Actual price: USD $4,896.
  13. Heritage Auctions George Pérez and Romeo Tanghal The New Teen Titans #28 Story Page 15 Original Art (DC, 1983). on September 2nd Actual price: USD $4,800.
  14. Heritage Auctions 1970 Sports Illustrated Magazine Complete Run (51). on August 26th Actual price: USD $4,800.
  15. Heritage Auctions Mystery Men Comics #10 (Fox, 1940) CGC Apparent VF- 7.5 Slight to Moderate (A-2) Off-white to white pages. on August 26th Actual price: USD $4,560.
  16. Heritage Auctions 1959 Topps Baseball Near Set (570/572). on August 26th Actual price: USD $4,560.
  17. Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers THE BEANO BOOK [No 1 1940] on August 31st Actual price: USD $4,212.
  18. Heritage Auctions Russ Heath - African-American Couple Original Art (c. 1940s). on September 2nd Actual price: USD $4,080.
  19. Heritage Auctions The Incredible Hulk #181 (Marvel, 1974) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white to white pages. on August 26th Actual price: USD $4,080.
  20. Heritage Auctions Marvel Mystery Comics #13 (Timely, 1940) CGC VG+ 4.5 Off-white pages. on August 26th Actual price: USD $3,840.
  21. Heritage Auctions 1965 Sports Illustrated Magazine Complete Run (51). on August 26th Actual price: USD $3,840.
  22. Heritage Auctions 1963 Sports Illustrated Magazine Complete Run (51). on August 26th Actual price: USD $3,840.
  23. Heritage Auctions 1961 Sports Illustrated Magazine Complete Run (51). on August 26th Actual price: USD $3,840.
  24. Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers ATLAS ANGLICANUS OR A COMPLETE SETT OF MAPS OF THE COUNTIES OF SOUTH BRITAIN DIVIDED INTO THEIR RESPECTIVE HUNDREDS, WAPENTAKES, WARDS, RAPES, LATHES ETC... on August 31st Actual price: USD $3,744.
  25. Heritage Auctions Prize Comics #42 Mile High Pedigree (Prize, 1944) CGC NM/MT 9.8 White pages. on September 2nd Actual price: USD $3,600.


For the week ahead 22 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Sep. 10th
Christies. Paris. Collection Juan de Beistegui - prints. 40 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 87 lots
Vermot de Pas. Paris. NASA Photographs. 200 lots

Tue. Sep. 11th
Sothebys. London. Irish Art - Prints. 2 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 9/4. 426 lots
Rossini. Paris. Art Objects - Fine Prints. 19 lots

Wed. Sep. 12th
Old World Auctions. Glen Allen. Antique Maps, Globes, Charts, Atlases & Vintage Graphics - online bidstart 8/29. 823 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Fine Books and Manuscripts - Dominic's 30th Anniversary Sale. 179 lots
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Exeter. Books, Maps and Prints Auction. 385 lots
Audap and Mirabaud. PARIS. Classic Sale - Books, Prints, Autographs. 6 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs and Artifacts; Featuring Royalty - bidstart 8/17. 1021 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Photographs and Photobooks. 126 lots

Thu. Sep. 13th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Books. 342 lots
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. 14H: BOOKS & ART DOCUMENTATION - 19H: CONTEMPORARY ART. 185 lots

Fri. Sep. 14th
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Lancaster. Books. 450 lots
Brunk Auctions. Asheville, NC . Premier Catalogue Auction - Prints, Books. 195 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Online Only Fine Art Sale. 99 lots

Sat. Sep. 15th
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Important Estates Auction. 71 lots

Sun. Sep. 16th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 9/9.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 9/9.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 8/19. 204 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Asian, Furniture, Jewelry, Fine Art Auction - Prints. 61 lots

 

We can expect the number of auction sales to pick up shortly because in the fall, they always do.

Mike Stillman

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.
  • <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