• <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>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>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

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Rare Book Hub: 32 Auctions Archived, another 21 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 2 February 32 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 6 denominated in euros, 5 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 20 in US dollars.  Turnover was $11,670,574 as 7,866 lots were offered and 6,706 lots sold for an 85% success rate.

  

3 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 


ChristiesOld Master Prints on January 29th: $4,602,625 
Arader GalleriesJanuary Auction on January 26th: $1,620,220 
Forum AuctionsEditions and Works on Paper on January 29th: $1,211,742 



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

Dorotheum Property from Aristocratic Estates and Important Provenance on January 28th: 221.76% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on January 30th: 139.75% 
Forum AuctionsPrivate Press, Illustrated Books, and Modern First Editions on January 30th: 118.90% 
Morton SubastasAn Approach to the Graphic Work of Salvador Dali on January 24th: 113.83% 
ChristiesOld Master Prints on January 29th: 109.25% 
Doyle New YorkAmericana from the Library of Arnold "Jake" Johnson on January 29th: 104.76% 
Brunk AuctionsEmporium Auction - Books, Prints on January 25th: 100.87% 


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

Leland Little AuctionsNew Year's Gallery Auction - Prints, Books on January 5th: 100.00% 
National Book AuctionsBooks-on-Books, King Ranch, Easton Leather on January 27th: 100.00% 
Leland Little AuctionsEnd of Summer Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs on August 26th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsWeekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 1/22 on January 29th: 99.70% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 1/20 on January 27th: 99.56% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 1/22 on January 29th: 99.14% 
Leland Little AuctionsWinter Gallery Auction on January 26th: 98.48% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on January 26th: 97.67% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 1/20 on January 27th: 97.14% 
Morton SubastasAn Approach to the Graphic Work of Salvador Dali on January 24th: 96.83% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 12/30 on January 27th: 96.83% 
Brunk AuctionsPremier Auction on January 26th: 95.83% 
Brunk AuctionsEmporium Auction - Books, Prints on January 25th: 95.35% 
Forum AuctionsPrivate Press, Illustrated Books, and Modern First Editions on January 30th: 87.85% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on January 30th: 86.28% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on January 29th: 85.09% 
Doyle New YorkAmericana from the Library of Arnold "Jake" Johnson on January 29th: 84.94% 
SkinnerFine Prints and Multiples, Fine Photographs on January 25th: 84.00% 
Swann GalleriesFine Illustrated Books and Graphics on January 29th: 83.08% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Christies The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, from: The Apocalypse on January 29th Actual price: USD $612,500.
  2. Christies The Death of the Virgin on January 29th Actual price: USD $492,500.
  3. Christies Saint Jerome reading in an Italian Landscape on January 29th Actual price: USD $468,500.
  4. Christies Saint Eustace on January 29th Actual price: USD $396,500.
  5. Christies The Madonna of Einsiedeln: Large Version on January 29th Actual price: USD $372,500.
  6. Christies The Three Trees on January 29th Actual price: USD $324,500.
  7. Christies Carceri on January 29th Actual price: USD $225,000.
  8. Arader Galleries Ortelius Theatro de la Tierra Universal on January 26th Actual price: USD $218,750.
  9. Christies Cottage and Farm Buildings with a Man sketching on January 29th Actual price: USD $137,500.
  10. Arader Galleries Visscher America Wall Map on January 26th Actual price: USD $118,750.
  11. Arader Galleries Audubon Aquatint Female Turkey on January 26th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  12. Arader Galleries Audubon Aquatint Purple Heron on January 26th Actual price: USD $90,000.
  13. Christies The Whore of Babylon, from: The Apocalypse on January 29th Actual price: USD $87,500.
  14. Arader Galleries American Neptune 1778 on January 26th Actual price: USD $87,500.
  15. Arader Galleries Audubon Aquatint Great White Heron on January 26th Actual price: USD $87,500.
  16. Christies Bust of an Oriental Man on January 29th Actual price: USD $81,250.
  17. Arader Galleries Hubbard's Present State of New England on January 26th Actual price: USD $81,250.
  18. Christies The Large Self-Portrait on January 29th Actual price: USD $75,000.
  19. Christies The Crucifixion, from: The Large Passion on January 29th Actual price: USD $75,000.
  20. Forum Auctions Girl with Balloon on January 29th Actual price: USD $68,120.
  21. Christies The Sudarium held by one Angel on January 29th Actual price: USD $65,000.
  22. Christies Double Portrait of the Painter Konrad Eberhard and his Brother Franz on January 29th Actual price: USD $62,500.
  23. Forum Auctions Laugh Now on January 29th Actual price: USD $59,605.
  24. Forum Auctions Barcode on January 29th Actual price: USD $59,605.
  25. Arader Galleries 2 Spanish charts of the North Pacific Coast on January 26th Actual price: USD $58,750.


32 total sales reported this week:

Forum Auctions. Artsy: The Master and the Muse on January 31st: 71.43%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps and Documents on January 30th: 86.28%
Forum Auctions. Private Press, Illustrated Books, and Modern First Editions on January 30th: 87.85%
Forum Auctions. Editions and Works on Paper on January 29th: 69.85%
Bonhams. The Gentleman's Library Sale - Books and Prints on January 30th: 77.78%
Doyle New York. Americana from the Library of Arnold "Jake" Johnson on January 29th: 84.94%
Leland Little Auctions. Winter Gallery Auction on January 26th: 98.48%
Leland Little Auctions. End of Summer Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs on August 26th: 100.00%
Leland Little Auctions. New Year's Gallery Auction - Prints, Books on January 5th: 100.00%
Morton Subastas. An Approach to the Graphic Work of Salvador Dali on January 24th: 96.83%
Swann Galleries. Fine Illustrated Books and Graphics on January 29th: 83.08%
National Book Auctions. Books-on-Books, King Ranch, Easton Leather on January 27th: 100.00%
Purcell Auctioneers. The Christmas Book Sale on December 12th: 77.27%
OSENAT. Automobilia - Books and Prints on January 26th: 62.77%
Brunk Auctions. Premier Auction on January 26th: 95.83%
Brunk Auctions. Emporium Auction - Books, Prints on January 25th: 95.35%
Neal Auction Company. Winter Estates Auction on January 27th: 54.72%
Skinner. Fine Prints and Multiples, Fine Photographs on January 25th: 84.00%
Neret Minet and Tessier. Books and Manuscripts on January 25th: 56.86%
Christies. Old Master Prints on January 29th: 75.00%
Dorotheum . Property from Aristocratic Estates and Important Provenance on January 28th: 76.47%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on January 29th: 85.09%
Heritage Auctions. Weekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 1/22 on January 29th: 99.70%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 1/22 on January 29th: 99.14%
Il Ponte. Books and Manuscripts on January 22nd: 79.63%
Kedem Auction. Judaica: Books, Manuscripts, Letters, Objects on January 22nd: 71.35%
Kedem Auction. Online| Judaica: Books, Manuscripts, Letters, Objects on January 23rd: 72.64%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 12/30 on January 27th: 96.83%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 1/20 on January 27th: 97.14%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 1/20 on January 27th: 99.56%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on January 26th: 97.67%
Arader Galleries. January Auction on January 26th: 50.51%

For the week ended Saturday xx auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 6 denominated in euros, 5 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 20 in US dollars.  Turnover was $11,670,574 as 7,866 lots were offered and 6,706 lots sold for an 85% success rate.

 

For the week ahead 21 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Feb. 4th
Gonnelli Casa DAste. Firenze. Books and Graphics. 643 lots
Stephan Welz & Co.. Constantia. Cape Town | Fine Art & Design Auction - The Library of the Late Frikkie Botha.. 159 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 70 lots

Tue. Feb. 5th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 1/29. 610 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Weekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 1/29. 305 lots

Wed. Feb. 6th
Bonhams. London. Travel and Exploration - logbooks, prints, books. 85 lots
Old World Auctions. Glen Allen. Maps and Atlases - Internet bidstart 2/6. 795 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autograph and Artifact Auction featuring Presidents - online bidstart 1/18. 944 lots
Rossini. Paris. Lithographs, Fine Art Prints. 211 lots

Thu. Feb. 7th
Bonhams. New York. Amor Fati - Photographs Online - bidstart 1/31. 133 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Modern Literature and Illustrated Books. 267 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Vintage Posters. 464 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Books Sold to Benefit the ABAA Benevolent Fund (at Oakland). 174 lots

Sat. Feb. 9th
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Cleveland. Prints and Drawings. 359 lots
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Lee's Summit . Advertising. 544 lots
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs. 18 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 168 lots

Sun. Feb. 10th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 2/3.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 2/3.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 1/13. 157 lots
Carlsen Gallery. Greenville, NY. Annual Winter Antiques Auction - Books, Prints. 19 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.
  • <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