• <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>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.
  • <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: 35 Auctions Archived, another 20 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 20 April 35 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 27 in US dollars, 3 in euros, and 5 in British pounds.  Turnover was $19,418,649 as 8,310 lots were offered and 6,947 sold for a 84% success rate.  Buying interest continues to be high.

 

4 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

ChristiesPrints and Multiples on April 18th: $11,669,625 
RR AuctionSpace and Aviation - Internet bidstart 4/11 on April 18th: $1,369,233 
Swann GalleriesClassic and Contemporary Photographs on April 18th: $1,237,780 
Swann GalleriesPrinted and Manuscript Americana on April 16th: $1,035,736 


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

Dominic Winter Book AuctionsVintage Cameras and Photography on April 11th: 176.64% 
TooveysPostcards, Cigarette Cards; Photographs, Autographs, & Ephemera on April 16th: 156.66% 
Potomack CompanyLive and Online - Prints, Books on April 13th: 151.61% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on April 18th: 138.24% 
Swann GalleriesPrinted and Manuscript Americana on April 16th: 106.61% 
Purcell AuctioneersIrish Advertising Signs and Rural Bygones on April 10th: 105.96% 
ChristiesPrints and Multiples on April 18th: 100.38% 
ALDEAtlases - Maps - Travel Books on April 12th: 100.10% 


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

Alaska AuctionPrints, Books on April 10th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 4/7 on April 14th: 99.68% 
Heritage AuctionsWeekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 4/9 on April 16th: 99.60% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 3/17 on April 14th: 99.17% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 4/9 on April 16th: 98.56% 
TooveysPostcards, Cigarette Cards; Photographs, Autographs, & Ephemera on April 16th: 98.31% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 4/7 on April 14th: 98.00% 
Leland Little AuctionsApril Gallery Auction on April 13th: 96.77% 
Purcell AuctioneersIrish Advertising Signs and Rural Bygones on April 10th: 93.28% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on April 18th: 91.04% 
Swann GalleriesPrinted and Manuscript Americana on April 16th: 89.33% 
ChristiesPrints and Multiples on April 18th: 88.62% 
Doyle New YorkRare Books, Autographs & Maps on April 17th: 88.32% 
Clars Auction GalleryPrints, Books on April 14th: 86.00% 
Neal Auction CompanySpring Estates Auction on April 14th: 85.98% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on April 16th: 85.14% 
Waverly AuctionsRare and Important Books, Prints, and Maps on the Subject of Exploration, Travel, and the Natural Wo on April 4th: 83.97% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on April 13th: 83.91% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsVintage Cameras and Photography on April 11th: 82.14% 
Clars Auction GalleryPrints, Books on April 13th: 81.86% 
Potomack CompanyLive and Online - Prints, Books on April 13th: 81.25% 
One Of Kind CollectiblesRare Autographs, Manuscripts and Photography - Online Bidstart 4/4 on April 11th: 81.13% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Christies Angst, from Album des Peintres Graveurs on April 18th Actual price: USD $831,000.
  2. Christies Vampyr II (Vampire II) on April 18th Actual price: USD $507,000.
  3. Christies Jazz on April 18th Actual price: USD $495,000.
  4. Christies Madonna on April 18th Actual price: USD $399,000.
  5. Christies Im männlichen Gehirn (In the Man's Brain) on April 18th Actual price: USD $375,000.
  6. Christies Shadows II on April 18th Actual price: USD $300,000.
  7. Christies 11 Pop Artists, Volume III on April 18th Actual price: USD $300,000.
  8. Christies Madonna on April 18th Actual price: USD $262,500.
  9. Christies Quatre Lithographies on April 18th Actual price: USD $250,000.
  10. Christies Usuyuki on April 18th Actual price: USD $231,250.
  11. RR Auction Apollo 14 LM Simulator Computer Display and Keyboard (DSKY) from MIT Instrumentation Laboratory on April 18th Actual price: USD $210,261.
  12. Potomack Company THE BLOODY MASSACRE PERPETRATED IN KING STREET BOSTON ON MARCH 5th 1770 on April 13th Actual price: USD $200,000.
  13. Christies Superman, from Myths on April 18th Actual price: USD $181,250.
  14. Christies An Image of Celia, from Moving Focus on April 18th Actual price: USD $175,000.
  15. Christies The Book of Love on April 18th Actual price: USD $162,500.
  16. Christies Le Repas Frugal on April 18th Actual price: USD $150,000.
  17. Christies Minotaure aveugle guidé par une Fillette dans la nuit, from La Suite Vollard on April 18th Actual price: USD $137,500.
  18. Christies Portrait de Jacqueline de Face II on April 18th Actual price: USD $131,250.
  19. Christies Grace Kelly on April 18th Actual price: USD $131,250.
  20. Christies September on April 18th Actual price: USD $125,000.
  21. Dominic Winter Book Auctions China. A group of four personal photograph albums relating to the London Missionary Society and the creation of Peking Union Medical College on April 11th Actual price: USD $122,616.
  22. Christies Die Sünde (The Sin) on April 18th Actual price: USD $118,750.
  23. Christies Faune dévoilant une femme, from La Suite Vollard on April 18th Actual price: USD $118,750.
  24. Christies The Brooch. Eva Mudocci on April 18th Actual price: USD $112,500.
  25. Christies Sunset on April 18th Actual price: USD $112,500.



35 total sales reported this week:

PBA Galleries. Travel & Exploration - World History - Cartography on April 18th: 68.27%
RR Auction. Space and Aviation - Internet bidstart 4/11 on April 18th: 75.31%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on April 18th: 91.04%
Swann Galleries. Classic and Contemporary Photographs on April 18th: 67.20%
Nye & Company Auctioneers. April Fine Art And Collectors' Passion on April 17th: 52.00%
Christies. Prints and Multiples on April 18th: 88.62%
Heritage Auctions. Monthly Photographs Online - bidstart 3/27 on April 17th: 77.00%
Doyle New York. Rare Books, Autographs & Maps on April 17th: 88.32%
Tooveys. Postcards, Cigarette Cards; Photographs, Autographs, & Ephemera on April 16th: 98.31%
Neal Auction Company. Spring Estates Auction on April 14th: 85.98%
Cowans Auctions. Fine Books and Manuscripts - Timed - Bidstart 4/4 on April 15th: 75.83%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on April 16th: 85.14%
Purcell Auctioneers. Irish Advertising Signs and Rural Bygones on April 10th: 93.28%
Swann Galleries. Printed and Manuscript Americana on April 16th: 89.33%
Eldreds. Americana Online - bidstart 4/1 on April 15th: 47.30%
Clars Auction Gallery. Prints, Books on April 14th: 86.00%
Heritage Auctions. Weekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 4/9 on April 16th: 99.60%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 4/9 on April 16th: 98.56%
Leland Little Auctions. April Gallery Auction on April 13th: 96.77%
Michaans Auctions. Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs on April 13th: 55.56%
Clars Auction Gallery. Prints, Books on April 13th: 81.86%
Aspire Auctions. Prints - Online - Internet Bidstart 4/5 on April 13th: 66.67%
Potomack Company. Live and Online - Prints, Books on April 13th: 81.25%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 4/7 on April 14th: 99.68%
Waverly Auctions. Rare and Important Books, Prints, and Maps on the Subject of Exploration, Travel, and the Natural Wo on April 4th: 83.97%
Winner's Auctions Ltd. Illustrious Personalities, Holocaust & Anti-Semitism, Historic Documents, Art, Seforim, Letters from on April 8th: 75.00%
ALDE. Atlases - Maps - Travel Books on April 12th: 73.83%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. 2-Day Book and Ephemera Sale - Day 2 on April 12th: 51.70%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. 2-Day Book and Ephemera Sale - Day 1 on April 11th: 67.77%
Alaska Auction. Prints, Books on April 10th: 100.00%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Vintage Cameras and Photography on April 11th: 82.14%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 3/17 on April 14th: 99.17%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 4/7 on April 14th: 98.00%
One Of Kind Collectibles. Rare Autographs, Manuscripts and Photography - Online Bidstart 4/4 on April 11th: 81.13%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on April 13th: 83.91%


For the week ahead 20 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Apr. 22nd
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 109 lots

Tue. Apr. 23rd
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 4/16. 258 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Weekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 4/16. 252 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Illustration Art. 559 lots

Wed. Apr. 24th
Heritage Auctions. Chicago. Central States Currency Auction. 1804 lots
Heritage Auctions. Chicago. Central States World Currency. 1147 lots
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . Fine Art - Prints. 9 lots

Thu. Apr. 25th
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Cape Town. Books - Internet Bidstart 4/18. 479 lots
ALDE. Paris. Guy Bigorie Library. 248 lots
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. Prints and Photographs. 11 lots

Fri. Apr. 26th
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. East Anglian Sale, Part 1 - including Books and Maps. 12 lots

Sat. Apr. 27th
Artcurial. Paris. Comic Strips. 174 lots
Case Antiques, Inc.. Knoxville. Books, Prints. 66 lots
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. The Magic Collection of Ray Goulet. 195 lots
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. The Fine Sale - Prints.
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper.
North American Auction Company. Bozeman. Early Native American & Collector Firearms.

Sun. Apr. 28th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 4/21.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 4/21.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 3/31. 239 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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