• <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Currier & Ives, <i>The Mississippi in Time of Peace,</i> hand-colored lithograph, 1865. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Hartmann Schedel, <i>Liber Cronicarum...,</i> Nuremberg, 1493. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Claudius Ptolemaeus, <i>Geographicae Enarrationis Libri Octo,</i> Lyons, 1535. $20,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Thomas Jefferys, <i>The American Atlas,</i> London, 1776-77. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> John Speed, <i>A Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World,</i> 20 miniature maps, London, 1665. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> <i>Biblia Das ist: Die Gantze Heilige Schrifft Durch D. Martin Luther Verteutscht,</i> illustrated cartographic Bible, Basel, 1665. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Early Hawaiian-language school geography, Lahainaluna Seminary, 1840. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Cornelis de Jode, <i>Africae Vera Forma, et Situs,</i> Antwerp, 1593. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Maria Vincenzo Coronelli, <i>America Settentrionale Colle Nuove Scoperte Sin All Anno,</i> Venice, 1688. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Johann Christoph Volkamer, <i>Nürnbergische Hesperides,</i> Nuremberg, 1708-1714. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Johann Bayer, <i>Uranometria, Omnium Asterismorum Continens Schemata...,</i> 51 celestial charts, c. 1603. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Manuscript map of Commodore Perry’s Black Ship squadron at Edo Bay, with manuscript sketchbook, ink & watercolor, Japan, c. 1853. $2,500 to $3,500.
  • <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 17:</b> [EINSTEIN, ALBERT]; JOHN GRAUDENZ [PHOTOGRAPHER]. Photographic portrait of Albert Einstein by John Graudenz, taken circa 1928. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 17:</b> ENIGMA M4. A fully operational four-rotor ("M4") Kriegsmarine Enigma Cipher Machine. Berlin-Wilmersdorf, Germany, Heimsoeth und Rinke, 1942. $300,000 to $500,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 17:</b> FEYNMAN, RICHARD P. <i>“Surely You’re Joking Mr. Feynman”. Adventures of a Curious Character.</i> New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1985. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 17:</b> An intact egg of the Aepyornis Maximus, or Elephant Bird. Pre-17th century, Madagascar. $35,000 to $45,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 17:</b> Palm frond with fish. Green River Formation, Wyoming, United States. <i>Sabalites sp.,</i> and <i>Diplomystus dentatus</i> Cenozoic, Eocene (53-33 million years ago). $60,000 to $70,000.
  • <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
  • <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.

Auction Update Review

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Rare Book Hub: 31 Auctions Archived, another 26 Upcoming this Week

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. University Archives Bob Dylan Handwritten Signed Lyrics "The Times They Are A-Changin"', A Timeless Anthem Which Reverberates To All Generations on October 31st Actual price: USD $132,000.
  2. Swann Galleries Le Repas Frugal. on November 1st Actual price: USD $125,000.
  3. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers Aurora Australis. Printed at the Winter Quarters of the British Antarctic Expedition: 1907, During the Winter Months of April, May, June, July 1908. on October 31st Actual price: USD $87,500.
  4. Swann Galleries La Femme au Chapeau (Portrait de Jacqueline à la Fraise et un Chapeau). on November 1st Actual price: USD $81,250.
  5. Sothebys VIOLETT (ROETHEL 178) on October 30th Actual price: USD $71,438.
  6. Sothebys LADY CHATTERLEY'S LOVER. HARMONDSWORTH: PENGUIN, 1960 on October 30th Actual price: USD $71,438.
  7. PIASA Les Hommes de bonne volonté on October 30th Actual price: USD $61,651.
  8. Cowans Auctions Quarter Plate Tintype of Robert E. Lee on Traveller, by A.H. Plecker, 1866 on October 31st Actual price: USD $52,875.
  9. Doyle New York SUNSET (F./S. II.85-88) on October 22nd Actual price: USD $50,000.
  10. Swann Galleries Melencolia I. on November 1st Actual price: USD $47,500.
  11. Cowans Auctions Civil War Ames Presentation Sword to Acting Master James R. Wheeler, USN - USS Kearsarge on October 31st Actual price: USD $47,000.
  12. Doyle New York THE MERRY-GO-ROUND (COPPEL CEP 16) on October 22nd Actual price: USD $45,000.
  13. Sothebys LE POUSSIN (BAER 214) on October 30th Actual price: USD $44,450.
  14. Cowans Auctions Cased Presentation Sword to Surgeon Elisha K. Kane, USN - Mexican War Hero and Famous Arctic Explorer on October 31st Actual price: USD $38,188.
  15. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers Vues des Cordillères, et monumens des peuples indigènes de l'Amérique. on October 31st Actual price: USD $37,500.
  16. Swann Galleries Head of Saskia (Three Heads of Women, One Lightly Etched). on November 1st Actual price: USD $37,500.
  17. Swann Galleries Bust of an Old Bearded Man, Looking down, Three Quarters Right. on November 1st Actual price: USD $37,500.
  18. PIASA De Gaulle on October 30th Actual price: USD $35,568.
  19. Swann Galleries Le Pitre Rose. on November 1st Actual price: USD $35,000.
  20. Swann Galleries Woman with a High Headdress around Chin: Bust. on November 1st Actual price: USD $35,000.
  21. Sothebys OPTICIANS SIGN FOR HILLS SHOP on October 30th Actual price: USD $34,925.
  22. Doyle New York A LETTER (SCHWARTZ 34) on October 22nd Actual price: USD $34,375.
  23. PIASA Notre jeunesse on October 30th Actual price: USD $34,086.
  24. Swann Galleries Bust of a Bearded Old Man with a High Forehead. on November 1st Actual price: USD $33,750.
  25. Swann Galleries La Pâtisserie. on November 1st Actual price: USD $32,500.


2 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Swann Galleries. Old Master Through Modern Prints on November 1st: $1,767,536
Doyle New York. Prints and Multiples on October 22nd: $1,046,500

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

PIASA. Library of François Mitterrand Modern books: from 1900 to today - Part one on October 29th: 232.57%
PIASA. Library of François Mitterrand Modern books: from 1900 to the present day - Second part on October 30th: 216.98%
Sothebys. A Private View: Property from the Country Home of Christopher Cone and Stanley J. Seeger on October 30th: 182.54%
Tooveys. Postcards, Cigarette Cards; Photographs, Autographs, Printed & Manuscript Ephemera on October 30th: 152.95%
Tooveys. Automobilia and Aeronautica on November 2nd: 125.66%
Doyle New York. Prints and Multiples on October 22nd: 111.28%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on October 30th: 111.18%


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

William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Fine Art + Prints - Day I on October 29th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 10/21 on October 28th: 99.58%
PIASA. Library of François Mitterrand Modern books: from 1900 to today - Part one on October 29th: 99.40%
Heritage Auctions. The Feeling Good Collection, Part II Currency Auction - online bidstart 9/30 on October 28th: 99.34%
PIASA. Library of François Mitterrand Modern books: from 1900 to the present day - Second part on October 30th: 99.14%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 10/23 on October 30th: 98.39%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 10/21 on October 28th: 97.77%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 9/30 on October 28th: 94.43%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on October 27th: 94.05%
Sothebys. A Private View: Property from the Country Home of Christopher Cone and Stanley J. Seeger on October 30th: 93.75%
Tooveys. Postcards, Cigarette Cards; Photographs, Autographs, Printed & Manuscript Ephemera on October 30th: 92.74%
Doyle New York. Prints and Multiples on October 22nd: 90.55%
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Antique Railroadiana, The Collection of Phil and Beverly Birks on October 28th: 89.83%
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Fine Art + Prints - Day 2 on October 30th: 89.47%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. The Travel & Exploration Library of Steve and Peggy Fossett Part I on October 31st: 88.73%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on October 30th: 88.64%
Northeast Auctions. The Dingman Collection - Prints and Books on October 28th: 88.00%
Chiswick Auctions. Printed Books: Travel, Natural History, Sporting & Sciences on October 17th: 86.57%
Tooveys. Automobilia and Aeronautica on November 2nd: 86.36%
Cowans Auctions. Treasures of the Civil War on October 31st: 84.18%


31 total sales reported this week:

Tooveys. Automobilia and Aeronautica on November 2nd: 86.36%
Cowans Auctions. Treasures of the Civil War on October 31st: 84.18%
University Archives. Autographed Documents, Manuscripts, Books & Relics on October 31st: 71.73%
Swann Galleries. Old Master Through Modern Prints on November 1st: 65.45%
PBA Galleries. The Joel Harris Collection of Original Illustration Art and Illustrated Books (with additions) on November 1st: 43.33%
Chiswick Auctions. Printed Books: Travel, Natural History, Sporting & Sciences on October 17th: 86.57%
Chiswick Auctions. Autographs and Memorabilia on October 10th: 57.32%
Vermot de Pas. Sporlympique 5: Athlé-auto-aviation-rowing-boxing-circus-cycling-foot-rugby-tennis, omnisport & olym on October 21st: 37.60%
Vermot de Pas. Classic Sale - Books, Prints on October 30th: 53.60%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. The Travel & Exploration Library of Steve and Peggy Fossett Part I on October 31st: 88.73%
Winter Associates. Prints on October 29th: 66.67%
Tooveys. Postcards, Cigarette Cards; Photographs, Autographs, Printed & Manuscript Ephemera on October 30th: 92.74%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 10/23 on October 30th: 98.39%
Sothebys. Collections on October 31st: 50.00%
Sothebys. A Private View: Property from the Country Home of Christopher Cone and Stanley J. Seeger on October 30th: 93.75%
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Fine Art + Prints - Day 2 on October 30th: 89.47%
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Fine Art + Prints - Day I on October 29th: 100.00%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on October 30th: 88.64%
PIASA. Library of François Mitterrand Modern books: from 1900 to the present day - Second part on October 30th: 99.14%
PIASA. Library of François Mitterrand Modern books: from 1900 to today - Part one on October 29th: 99.40%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 9/30 on October 28th: 94.43%
Northeast Auctions. The Dingman Collection - Prints and Books on October 28th: 88.00%
Bruun Rasmussen. Jan Mogensen Illustrations on October 28th: 53.57%
James D Julia Auctioneers. Dolph Gotelli, Holiday Auction on October 25th: 63.58%
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Antique Railroadiana, The Collection of Phil and Beverly Birks on October 28th: 89.83%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. East Anglian Sale, Part 2 - including Books and Maps on October 26th: 65.69%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 10/21 on October 28th: 97.77%
Heritage Auctions. The Feeling Good Collection, Part II Currency Auction - online bidstart 9/30 on October 28th: 99.34%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 10/21 on October 28th: 99.58%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on October 27th: 94.05%
Doyle New York. Prints and Multiples on October 22nd: 90.55%


For the week ahead 37 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Nov. 5th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 91 lots

Tue. Nov. 6th
Aste Bolaffi. Turin. 20th Century Art - prints, photographs. 257 lots
Forum Auctions in Italy. Roma. Online Sale: Antiquarian Books including two collections: Equestrian Books and 16th-century Editions.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 10/30. 772 lots

Wed. Nov. 7th
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Documents. 583 lots
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. BIBLIOTHÈQUE J.C.D. ORIGINAL PRINTS, 1880-1930. 323 lots
Dorotheum . Vienna. Graphic Prints. 212 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Eric P. Newman Collection part X Currency. 432 lots
James D Julia Auctioneers. Fairfield. Militaria - Prints, Books, Manuscripts. 70 lots
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. The World of Cinema. 280 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Current Auction - Featuring JFK - Bidstart 10/19. 817 lots
Zisska and Lacher. Munich. Autumn Book Auction. 2367 lots
Winner's Auctions Ltd. Jerusalem. Winner's Unlimited - Eretz Israel and Zionism. 460 lots

Thu. Nov. 8th
Swann Galleries. New York. Autographs. 374 lots
Bonhams. New York. Modern and Contemporary Prints and Multiples. 173 lots
Christies. Paris. Hiroshi Sugimoto Photographs: The Fossilization of Time. 28 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Motoring Literature, Automobilia. 63 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Food & Drink. 373 lots
Soler Y Llach. Barcelona. LIBRARY "Ausiàs March". 887 lots
Ader. PARIS. Photographs. 361 lots
Christies. Paris. Hiroshi Sugimoto Photographs: The Fossilization of Time. 104 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper.

Fri. Nov. 9th
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Lancaster. Books. 447 lots
Sothebys. Paris. Photographs. 75 lots
Nosbüsch & Stucke. Berlin. Maps, Prints, Posters. 519 lots
Sothebys. Paris. Modernism: Photographs from a Private Collection. 12 lots
Nosbüsch & Stucke. Berlin. Books and Manuscripts. 30 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Aviation, Military & Maritime History - Prints, Manuscripts, Photographs. 39 lots

Sat. Nov. 10th
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs. 30 lots
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Freakatorium: Collection of Johnny Fox. 433 lots
Nosbüsch & Stucke. Berlin. Books and Fine Art Prints. 743 lots
Rago Arts and Auctions. Lambertville. Post War and Contemporary Art - Prints.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. The David and Janice Frent Collection of Presidential & Political Americana, Part 4. 770 lots

Sun. Nov. 11th
Grogan and Company. Dedham. The Fall Auction - Books and Prints.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles Auction - bidstart 10/14. 260 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 11/4.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 11/2.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Churchill (Winston) & Others. 1944 Commonwealth Prime Ministers’ Conference, 27 April 1944. £8,000 to £12,000.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Joyce (James). <i>Ulysses.</i> First English edition, 1922. £800 to £1,200.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Belzoni (Giovanni Battista). <i>Plates Illustrated of the Researches and Operations...in Egypt and Nubia,</i> FIRST EDITION, 1821-1822. £14,375 inc Buyers Premium.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Astor (John Jacob). A collection of rare letters, 9 January 1812- 4 September 1837. £26,000 inc Buyers Premium.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Rowling (J.K.) <i>Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone,</i> FIRST EDITION, first issue, 1997. £27,500 inc Buyers Premium.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Royal Family. Photograph of Queen Elizabeth, George VI, Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret, signed, 1946. £3,640 inc Buyers Premium.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Collodi (Carlo). <i>Le avventure di Pinocchio. Storia di un burattino,</i> FIRST EDITION, 1883. £8,401 inc Buyers Premium.
  • <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> CLEMENS, SAMUEL L. <i>The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain.</i> Hartford: The American Publishing Company, 1876. $14,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> BATEMAN, JAMES. <i>The Orchidaceae of Mexico and Guatemala.</i> London: J. Ridgway & Sons for the author, [1837]-1843. $60,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> WHITMAN, WALT. <i>Leaves of Grass.</i> Brooklyn: [For the author by Andrew and James Rome,] 1855. $150,000 to $200,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> LEE, HARPER. Three “Seckatary Hawkins”-related books inscribed and signed by Harper Lee. $60,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> POE, EDGAR ALLAN. <i>The Raven.</i> New York: Wiley and Putnam, 1845. $120,000 to $180,000.