• <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.
  • <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: 25 Auctions Archived, Another 26 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 16 March 2019 25 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 6 denominated in euros and 19 in US dollars.  Turnover was $5,553,139 as 13,605 lots were offered and 8,720 sold for a slim 64% success rate.  It was better to be a buyer than seller this past week.

  

2 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

BonhamsThe Medical and Scientific Library of W. Bruce Fye on March 11th: $1,470,647 
Kiefer Buch und KunstauktionenBooks, Graphics modern and ancient Arts, Antiques on February 14th: $1,193,704 
 

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

Fonsie Mealy AuctioneersMilford House Sale - Books and Prints on November 20th: 172.66% 
Doyle New YorkTravel & Sport in India & Asia from the Library of Arnold 'Jake' Johnson - bidstart 2/28 on March 14th: 172.16% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on March 12th: 100.30% 


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

Fonsie Mealy AuctioneersHouse Contents Sale - Books, Prints on March 5th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 3/3 on March 10th: 99.70% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on March 9th: 99.37% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersModern, Modern, Modern! - Prints and Photographs on March 8th: 98.88% 
Fonsie Mealy AuctioneersMilford House Sale - Books and Prints on November 20th: 98.44% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 3/3 on March 10th: 98.13% 
Heritage AuctionsWeekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 3/5 on March 12th: 98.05% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 3/5 on March 12th: 98.03% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 2/10 on March 10th: 96.94% 
Doyle New YorkTravel & Sport in India & Asia from the Library of Arnold 'Jake' Johnson - bidstart 2/28 on March 14th: 96.13% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on March 12th: 90.91% 
Kedem AuctionJudaica, Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinic Letters on March 12th: 85.22% 
Michaans AuctionsGallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs on March 9th: 80.56% 
 
 
Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Bonhams De humani corporis fabrica libri septem. on March 11th Actual price: USD $325,075.
  2. Bonhams APPLE-1 MICROCOMPUTER. on March 12th Actual price: USD $112,575.
  3. Bonhams The Book of Mormon: An Account Written by the Hand of Mormon, upon Plates Taken from the Plates of Nephi. on March 14th Actual price: USD $75,075.
  4. Bonhams The Holy Bible, Conteyning the Old Testament, and the New. on March 12th Actual price: USD $60,075.
  5. Bonhams The Theory of Moral Sentiments. on March 12th Actual price: USD $56,325.
  6. Bonhams De humani corporis fabrica libri septem. on March 11th Actual price: USD $52,575.
  7. Bonhams Autograph Manuscript of Rhodes C. Allen, being his diary of the Powell Expedition of 1868, on March 14th Actual price: USD $43,825.
  8. Bonhams Micrographia: or some Physiological Descriptions of Minute Bodies made by Magnifying Glasses. on March 11th Actual price: USD $43,825.
  9. Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen Dix recettes d'immortalité. on February 14th Actual price: USD $38,646.
  10. Kedem Auction Two Large Leaves Handwritten by the Chatam Sofer on March 12th Actual price: USD $34,440.
  11. Heritage Auctions Amazing Fantasy #15 (Marvel, 1962) CGC VG+ 4.5 Off-white to white pages. on March 10th Actual price: USD $32,400.
  12. Bonhams Vischer's Pictorial of California Landscape, Trees and Forest Scenes. Grand Features of California Scenery, Life, Traffic and Customs. on March 12th Actual price: USD $31,325.
  13. Bonhams Letter signed ("Will: Harvey") in English, 1 p, 4to (243 x 141 mm), on March 11th Actual price: USD $31,325.
  14. Bonhams Photographic Review of Medicine and Surgery: a bi-monthly Illustration of interesting Cases, accompanied by Notes. on March 11th Actual price: USD $30,075.
  15. Bonhams Experiments and Observations on Electricity, made at Philadelphia in America ... to which are added, Letters and Papers on Philosophical Subjects. on March 11th Actual price: USD $27,575.
  16. Bonhams BARTHOLOMAEUS FONTIUS, Editor. 1445-1513. on March 11th Actual price: USD $27,575.
  17. Bonhams Archive of drawings and letters from Harper Lee to Charles Weldon Carruth, with an inscribed first edition of To Kill a Mockingbird on March 12th Actual price: USD $25,075.
  18. Bonhams Exploration du territoire de L'Oregon, des Californies et de la Mer Vermeille executee pendant les annees 1840, 1841 et 1842. on March 12th Actual price: USD $23,825.
  19. Bonhams The Principles and Practice of Medicine. on March 11th Actual price: USD $23,825.
  20. Kedem Auction Midrash Rabba on March 12th Actual price: USD $22,140.
  21. Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen Raccolta di varie decorazioni sceniche inventate e dipinte. per L'I. R. Teatro alla Scala. on February 14th Actual price: USD $21,696.
  22. Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen Mittelalterliche Handschrift. Sermones dominicales fratris Anthony (Anthonij) Permensis ordine predicatorum. Item sermones quadragesimales per ferias. on February 14th Actual price: USD $21,696.
  23. Heritage Auctions Amazing Fantasy #15 Jack Kirby and Stan Lee Verified Signature (Marvel, 1962) CBCS VG- 3.5 Off-white to white pages. on March 10th Actual price: USD $21,600.
  24. Bonhams De motu cordis et sanguinis in animalibus anatomica exercitatio, cui postremam hac editione accesserunt Johannis Walaei epistolae duae. on March 11th Actual price: USD $21,325.
  25. Bonhams Surgery of the Head. Extracted from Surgery: Its Principles and Practice. on March 11th Actual price: USD $21,325


25 total sales reported this week:

Bonhams. Treasures from the Eric C. Caren Collection - Online bidstart 3/6 on March 14th: 59.55%
Doyle New York. Travel & Sport in India & Asia from the Library of Arnold 'Jake' Johnson - bidstart 2/28 on March 14th: 96.13%
Vermot de Pas. Library about Gastronomy - Part 1 on March 13th: 48.77%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Wigwam Auction - session 5 on March 11th: 73.13%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Wigwam Auction - session 4 on March 10th: 67.15%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Wigwam Auction - session 3 on March 9th: 23.81%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Wigwam Auction - session 2 on March 8th: 50.35%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Wigwam Auction - session 1 on March 7th: 53.97%
Binoche et Giquello. BIBLIOTHÈQUE JEAN-PAUL LAURENCHET GASTRONOMY WINE TASTING on March 12th: 65.25%
Heritage Auctions. Vintage Photographs of Norman Seeff - Online bidstart 2/26 on March 13th: 34.00%
Bonhams. Extraordinary Books and Manuscripts on March 12th: 38.60%
Heritage Auctions. Weekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 3/5 on March 12th: 98.05%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 3/5 on March 12th: 98.03%
Kedem Auction. Judaica, Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinic Letters on March 12th: 85.22%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 3/3 on March 10th: 99.70%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 2/10 on March 10th: 96.94%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on March 12th: 90.91%
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. Books, Graphics modern and ancient Arts, Antiques on February 14th: 47.60%
Bonhams. The Medical and Scientific Library of W. Bruce Fye on March 11th: 70.79%
Michaans Auctions. Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs on March 9th: 80.56%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Modern, Modern, Modern! - Prints and Photographs on March 8th: 98.88%
Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers. Milford House Sale - Books and Prints on November 20th: 98.44%
Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers. House Contents Sale - Books, Prints on March 5th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 3/3 on March 10th: 98.13%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on March 9th: 99.37%

 

For the week ahead 26 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Mar. 18th
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. American History: Timed Online Auction - Internet bidstart 3/7. 332 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 93 lots

Tue. Mar. 19th
Chiswick Auctions. London. Photographica. 180 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 3/12. 489 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Weekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 3/12. 161 lots

Wed. Mar. 20th
Sothebys. London. Made in Britain - Prints, Photographs. 109 lots
ALDE. Paris. Modern Bindings and Modern Illustrated Books. 298 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Monthly Photographs Online - bidstart 2/27. 62 lots
Bonhams. New York. FINE JAPANESE PRINTS, INCLUDING PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE LATE BERTRAM AND RUTH MALENKA. 184 lots

Thu. Mar. 21st
Christies. London - King Street. Prints and Multiples. 197 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Maps and Atlases. 155 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Autographs. 259 lots
Brunk Auctions. Asheville, NC . Emporium and Premium Auctions. 47 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Books and Manuscripts. 366 lots
Sothebys. London. Original Film Posters - Online bidstart 3/11. 175 lots
Bonhams. New York. The Medical and Scientific Library of W. Bruce Fye - Online, bistart 3/12. 340 lots

Fri. Mar. 22nd
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Before Guards Surrealism Books. 56 lots
Brunk Auctions. Asheville, NC . Premium Auction. 9 lots

Sat. Mar. 23rd
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Cleveland. Fine Art at Auction - Prints. 191 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters. 766 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 168 lots
Leland Little Auctions. Hillsborough, NC. March Gallery Auction - Prints, Books. 93 lots

Sun. Mar. 24th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 3/17.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 3/17.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 2/24. 178 lots
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books.

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.