• <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
  • <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

Bbfe3144-9be0-461d-8746-c746a5c44526

Click slideshow for more
info.

1fc8d226-b1cd-4c0d-be14-c1c319df5076

Click slideshow for more
info.

Rare Book Hub: 24 Auctions Archived, another 26 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Friday, 6 September 2019, 24 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 15 denominated in US dollars, 4 in British pounds, and 5 in euros.  Turnover was $4,603,482 as 6,472 lots were offered and 5,723 sold for an 88% success rate.  Rising prices suggest demand is outstripping supply.

 

2 auctions saw total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Heritage AuctionsFall Signature Auction Featuring The Otto Penzler Collection of Mystery Fiction on September 5th: $1,437,699 
Heritage AuctionsThe Maurice Car Collection featuring Rare Books and Manuscripts on September 4th: $1,277,320 
 

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

Heritage AuctionsThe Maurice Car Collection featuring Rare Books and Manuscripts on September 4th: 245.37% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 8/16 on August 26th: 206.82% 
Heritage AuctionsFall Signature Auction Featuring The Otto Penzler Collection of Mystery Fiction on September 5th: 149.07% 
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersBook Sale - Day 2 on August 30th: 107.52% 


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

National Book AuctionsBooks and EphemeraTurkish Manuscript, Hunt & Fish, Catholic on September 1st: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 8/25 on September 1st: 99.65% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles Auction - online bidstart 8/4 on September 1st: 99.26% 
Leland Little AuctionsFine Art - Prints on September 2nd: 99.02% 
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 8/27 on September 3rd: 98.89% 
Heritage AuctionsU.S. Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 8/27 on September 3rd: 98.29% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 8/25 on September 1st: 98.28% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 8/16 on August 26th: 97.56% 
Heritage AuctionsThe Maurice Car Collection featuring Rare Books and Manuscripts on September 4th: 97.53% 
Heritage AuctionsFall Signature Auction Featuring The Otto Penzler Collection of Mystery Fiction on September 5th: 97.22% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on August 31st: 88.00% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) bidstart 8/23 on August 30th: 86.05% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on September 3rd: 83.91% 
Alaska AuctionBooks and Prints on September 4th: 83.58% 
Grays AuctioneersFine Art - Prints on August 28th: 81.11% 
 
 
Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Heritage Auctions Sir Isaac Newton. Autograph Manuscript, Notes on Physics and Solid Geometry, with Two Diagrams. In Latin. [Oxford: 1694]. on September 4th Actual price: USD $399,000.
  2. Heritage Auctions Brighton Rock. A Novel. on September 5th Actual price: USD $93,750.
  3. Heritage Auctions Tristan Tzara. Autograph Manuscripts on Dada. [Paris?]; [circa 1920s]. on September 4th Actual price: USD $68,750.
  4. Heritage Auctions Ulysses. on September 5th Actual price: USD $48,125.
  5. Heritage Auctions Raymond Radiguet. Le diable au corps. Typed Manuscript with Holograph corrections. on September 4th Actual price: USD $40,000.
  6. Heritage Auctions Paul Gauguin. Autograph Manuscript. on September 4th Actual price: USD $37,500.
  7. Heritage Auctions [Francis Picabia]. Marie de la Hire, FRANCIS PICABIA. Paris: La Cible Gallery, [1920]. First edition. on September 4th Actual price: USD $36,250.
  8. Sothebys SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS (1937) ORIGINAL ARTWORK, ‘DWARFS OUTSIDE COTTAGE AT NIGHT’, BRITISH on September 5th Actual price: USD $33,550.
  9. Sothebys SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS (1937) ORIGINAL ARTWORK, ‘SNOW WHITE AND PRINCE ON HORSE’, BRITISH on September 5th Actual price: USD $33,550.
  10. Heritage Auctions Henri Matisse. Autograph Manuscript Signed. "Henri Matisse." Fifteen pages [rectos only] in French, entitled "Notes d'un peintre", 7.77" x 12.25" [pages 1-8] and 8" x 10.5" [pages 9-15], n.p.; [1908]. on September 4th Actual price: USD $31,250.
  11. Heritage Auctions Pablo Picasso. Original Abstract Ink Drawing. One page, 8.25" x 10.5", n.p. [Paris]; 1942. on September 4th Actual price: USD $30,000.
  12. Heritage Auctions In Did Come the Strangest Figure. on September 5th Actual price: USD $30,000.
  13. Heritage Auctions Paul Gauguin. Tahitian or Polynesian-French Dictionary. AM. Four pages (both sides of two separate sheets), 8" x 12.25"; [Tahiti?]; [ca. 1890s]. Gauguin probably created this manuscript during one of the two periods of time he lived in Tahiti. There are a on September 4th Actual price: USD $27,500.
  14. Sothebys BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S (1961) POSTER, US on September 5th Actual price: USD $25,925.
  15. Heritage Auctions Why Didn't They Ask Evans? on September 5th Actual price: USD $22,500.
  16. Heritage Auctions The Mystery of the Blue Train. on September 5th Actual price: USD $22,500.
  17. Heritage Auctions Paul Cezanne. Autograph Letter Signed With Sketches. ALS. "Paul Cezanne." One page in French, with two sketches, 5.5" x 8.75", Aix; October 19, 1906. on September 4th Actual price: USD $21,250.
  18. Sothebys GONE WITH THE WIND (1939) ORIGINAL ARTWORK, US on September 5th Actual price: USD $19,825.
  19. Lark Mason Associates Anno Regni Georgi II. The Intolerable Acts and Other Bills on August 27th Actual price: USD $19,375.
  20. Heritage Auctions Paul Gauguin. Autograph Letter Signed. on September 4th Actual price: USD $18,750.
  21. Heritage Auctions The Mysterious Mr. Quin. on September 5th Actual price: USD $18,750.
  22. Sothebys TOP HAT (1935) POSTER, SWEDISH on September 5th Actual price: USD $18,300.
  23. Lark Mason Associates Common Sense Addressed to The Inhabitants of America, London on August 27th Actual price: USD $18,125.
  24. Heritage Auctions The Murder on the Links. on September 5th Actual price: USD $17,500.
  25. Heritage Auctions [Picasso]. Honoré de Balzac. LE CHEF-D'OEUVRE INCONNU. Paris: Ambroise Vollard, 1931. Limited and extra-illustrated edition based on the 1831 first edition. on September 4th Actual price: USD $16,250.



24 total sales reported this week:

Alaska Auction. Books and Prints on September 4th: 83.58%
Cowans Auctions. Books and Manuscripts: Timed Auction launch 8/22 on September 3rd: 74.69%
Lark Mason Associates. Fine Books, Manuscripts, and Stamps - online bidstart 8/8 on August 27th: 55.80%
PBA Galleries. Rare Books and Manuscripts on September 5th: 73.42%
Heritage Auctions. Fall Signature Auction Featuring The Otto Penzler Collection of Mystery Fiction on September 5th: 97.22%
Grays Auctioneers. Fine Art - Prints on August 28th: 81.11%
Leland Little Auctions. Fine Art - Prints on September 2nd: 99.02%
Sothebys. Original Film Posters - Online bidstart 8/23 on September 5th: 76.84%
National Book Auctions. Books and EphemeraTurkish Manuscript, Hunt & Fish, Catholic on September 1st: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. The Maurice Car Collection featuring Rare Books and Manuscripts on September 4th: 97.53%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Book Sale - Day 2 on August 30th: 64.75%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Book Sale - Day 1 on August 29th: 69.83%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on September 3rd: 83.91%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Maps and Atlases on August 29th: 67.63%
Heritage Auctions. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 8/27 on September 3rd: 98.89%
Heritage Auctions. U.S. Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 8/27 on September 3rd: 98.29%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 8/25 on September 1st: 99.65%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles Auction - online bidstart 8/4 on September 1st: 99.26%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) bidstart 8/23 on August 30th: 86.05%
Catawiki B. V.. Cartography - Bidstart 8/23 on August 29th: 40.00%
Catawiki B. V.. Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 8/16 on August 25th: 71.43%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 8/16 on August 26th: 97.56%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 8/25 on September 1st: 98.28%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on August 31st: 88.00%


For the week ahead 26 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Sep. 9th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Long Beach Expo U.S. Currency - Session 5. 1463 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Long Beach Expo World Currency - Session 3. 601 lots
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . Prints. 8 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 8/30. 78 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 57 lots

Tue. Sep. 10th
Sothebys. London. Made in Britain. 112 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. U.S. Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 9/3. 474 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 9/3. 197 lots
Dorotheum . Vienna. Antiques and Art: Books. 19 lots

Wed. Sep. 11th
Old World Auctions. Richmond. Maps and Atlases - Internet bidstart 8/28. 827 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Documents. 410 lots
Freemans. Philadelphia. Photography and Photobooks. 253 lots
Bonhams. New York. Fine Japanese and Korean Art - Prints. 149 lots

Thu. Sep. 12th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. The Glynn and Suzanne Crain Science Fiction Collection Online Auction. 472 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autograph and Artifact Auction - online bidstart 8/16. 825 lots
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Graphic Work and Photography. 281 lots

Fri. Sep. 13th
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Lancaster. Book Auction. 397 lots
Brunk Auctions. Asheville, NC . Emporium Auction. 55 lots

Sat. Sep. 14th
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Important Estates Auction. 87 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints and Photographs. 129 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 200 lots
Brunk Auctions. Asheville, NC . Premier Auction - Books, Prints. 78 lots

Sun. Sep. 15th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 9/8. 211 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 9/8.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 9/8.
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints and Photographs. 68 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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
  • <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