• <b>Swann Auction Galleries: Inviting Quality Consignments</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 30:</b> Carte-de-visite album featuring a previously unrecorded image of Harriet Tubman, 1860s. Sold for $161,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7:</b> Hovhannes Amira Dadian, first world atlas in Armenian, Venice, 1849. Sold for $37,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 16:</b> T.E. Lawrence, <i>Seven Pillars of Wisdom</i>, privately printed edition, inscribed, London, 1926. Sold for $62,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries: Inviting Quality Consignments</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 14:</b> 22 large-format photographs from NASA missions, 1965-84. Sold for $43,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 21: </b> Charles M. Schulz, <i>Here Comes the Big Polar Bear</i>, pen & ink, 4-panel Peanuts comic strip, 1957. Sold for $12,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Elliott Erwitt, photograph of JFK & Eisenhower, signed by both, 1960. Sold for $32,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries: Inviting Quality Consignments</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9:</b> John Milton, <i>Paradise Lost</i>, first edition, London, 1668. Sold for $22,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 30:</b> Frederick Douglass, Autograph Letter Signed to George Alfred Townsend, Washington, 1880. Sold for $100,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Jan 26:</b> <i>Les Maîtres de l'Affiche</i>, 5 volumes, Paris, 1896-1900. Sold for $47,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries: Inviting Quality Consignments</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 16:</b> James Joyce, <i>Ulysses</i>, first edition, number 724 on handmade paper, Paris, 1922. Sold for $33,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9:</b> Single leaf of the Gutenberg Bible, Mainz, 1455, in a copy of Newton's <i>A Noble Fragment</i>. Sold for $52,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 27:</b> The Book of Mormon, first edition, Palmyra, NY, 1830. Sold for $52,500.
  • <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s:<br>De la musique avant toute chose… June 28, 2017</b>
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Roland de Lassus. [Songs and madrigals]. Album gathering three collections of secular music for tenor. 15.000-20.000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Richard Wagner. <i>Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg.</i> Original edition corrected and annotated by Wagner. 60.000-80.000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Claude Debussy. <i>La Damoiselle élue</i>. Lyrical poem, after D.-G. Rossetti. Limited edition of 160 copies. 6.000-8.000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s:<br>De la musique avant toute chose… June 28, 2017</b>
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Stéphane Mallarmé. Handwritten notebook made by Geneviève Mallarmé. No place or date [circa 1910]. 10.000-15.000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Henri Sauguet. <i>Les Forains</i>. Ballet. Reduction for piano. Original edition. 20.000-30.000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Athanasius Kircher. <i>Musurgia Universalis sive Ars Magna Consoni et Dissoni in X. Libros digesta.</i> 1650. 30.000-40.000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s:<br>De la musique avant toute chose… June 28, 2017</b>
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> François Villon, & Clément Marot. <i>Les Œuvres de François Villon de Paris, Reviewed and gathered by Clement Marot.</i> 15.000-20.000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Rainer Maria Rilke. <i>Larenopfer</i> (Offrande aux dieux Lares). The second collection of Rainer Maria Rilke, containing ninety poems. 6.000-8.000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Paul Éluard. <i>Capitale de la douleur.</i> One of the most beautiful poetic collections from the first surrealist wave. 15.000-20.000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Pierre de Ronsard. <i>Les Amours</i> ... newly augmented by him, and commented by Marc Antoine de Muret. 40.000-60.000 €
  • <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July 8: Rare Books & Manuscripts</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions July 8:</b><br> Walter Gibson's Complete Run of The Shadow. 48 bound volumes, 1931-44. $8,000-12,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions July 8:</b><br> Frederic Shoberl, The World in Miniature: Hindoostan. 6 volumes. $2,000-4,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions July 8:</b><br> A Rare Copy of the Earliest Chicago Newspaper to Report on the Great Fire of 1871. $6,000-8,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July 8: Rare Books & Manuscripts</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions July 8:</b><br> Broadside Proclamation by Mayor Roswell B. Mason for the Preservation of Good Order Following the Great Fire of 1871. Chicago. $4,000-6,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions July 8:</b><br> Peter Force Engraving of the Declaration of Independence. One page. Scarce and highly collectable. $15,000-20,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions July 8:</b><br> John Quincy Adams. The Jubilee of the Constitution. A Discourse. First edition. Inscribed. 1839. $3,000-5,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July 8: Rare Books & Manuscripts</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions July 8:</b><br> Cuban Revolution: Expedicion y Desembarco del “Granma.” Havana, ca. 1959. With portraits of the Castro brothers & Che Guevara. $150-250
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions July 8:</b><br> Osuna Ramos. A group of 28 photographs of the Mexican Revolution & aftermath in Mexico City, 1910-1920. 4½ x 6”. $400-600
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions July 8:</b><br> Charles Bukowski. Hot Water Music. First edition with original signed painting. 1983. $2,000-4,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July 8: Rare Books & Manuscripts</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions July 8:</b><br> Alan Ginsberg. Five Page Autographed Letter. Signed. February 10, 1971. $3,000-5,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions July 8:</b><br> Andy Warhol’s Children’s Book. Featuring 12 color illustrations. Signed 5 times. 1983. $5,000-7,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions July 8:</b><br> Albrecht Durer. The Martyrdom Saint John the Evangelist. Woodcut, 1511 edition. $1,000-2,000
  • <b>19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy.</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Exodus 10:10 to 16:15. Complete Biblical scroll sheet in Hebrew, a Torah scroll panel. Middle East, ca. 10th or 11th century.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Copernicus Refuted. (Astronomy.). Scientific manuscript of a course of studies at Collège de la Trinité, Lyon. 1660s.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Israel’s War of Independence and the Early Days of the IDF. 58 photographs presented to Israel Ber, IDF officer and later convicted spy.
    <b>19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy.</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Early Unpublished Darwin letter on the races of man. Autograph Letter Signed [to Henry Denny]. Down, Kent, June 1, [1844].
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Classic Image of American Slavery. Kimball, M. H. <i>Emancipated Slaves</i>. New York: George Hanks, 1863.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> (Underground Railroad.) Scaggs, Isaac. Important Runaway Slave Poster: $500 Reward Ran away, or decoyed from the subscriber…

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25 Auctions Archived, 20 Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday July 4th 25 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction History Database; 2 sales in Swiss francs, 6 in euros, 1 in British pounds, and 16 in US dollars.  Sales totaled $11,590,130 as 8,500 lots were offered and 6,955 sold for a 82% success rate.

4 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

ChristiesPhotographs, Icons and Styles on June 30th: $1,926,932 
Goldberg Coins and CollectiblesManuscripts and Collectibles on June 28th: $1,827,409 
Profiles in HistoryMorris Everett, Jr., The Auction - Day I on June 29th: $1,280,598 
Bloomsbury AuctionsEditions and Works on Paper on July 2nd: $1,178,728 

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

Heritage AuctionsMerrill C. Berman Collection Part II Americana & Political on June 27th: 179.88% 
OSENATThe Spirit of the 20th Century on June 27th: 139.70% 
Profiles in HistoryMorris Everett, Jr., The Auction - Day I on June 29th: 126.69% 
RR AuctionFine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 5/21 on June 25th: 116.80% 
Charlton HallInternational Sale on June 26th: 106.98% 

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Christies Big Nude II on June 30th Actual price: USD $404,880.
  2. Christies Girl Behind Bottle on June 30th Actual price: USD $216,720.
  3. Christies Two Liqueurs on June 30th Actual price: USD $162,960.
  4. Christies Harlequin dress on June 30th Actual price: USD $149,520.
  5. Christies Black and White Vogue Cover (B) on June 30th Actual price: USD $109,200.
  6. Goldberg Coins and Collectibles Chagall, Marc. La Danseuse on June 28th Actual price: USD $93,000.
  7. Artcurial WINNIE ON DECK, OFF THE COAST OF CANNES – 1975 on June 29th Actual price: USD $82,320.
  8. OSENAT UNE AUTOBIOGRAPHIE EN IMAGES Exceptionnel fonds photographique constitué de 3.269 photographies personnelles, originales et inédites Couvrant la période de 1902 à 1940 on June 27th Actual price: USD $78,400.
  9. Koller Auctions Portraits imaginaires. 1969. on June 27th Actual price: USD $73,116.
  10. Christies Girl in a Bullfighter's hat on June 30th Actual price: USD $68,880.
  11. RR Auction Charles Conrad’s Apollo 12 Lunar Surface-worn Backpack Strap on June 25th Actual price: USD $62,500.
  12. Christies Lonely Metropolitan on June 30th Actual price: USD $55,440.
  13. Koller Auctions Goethe. 1982. on June 27th Actual price: USD $54,972.
  14. Goldberg Coins and Collectibles Van Buren, Martin Autograph letter signed on June 28th Actual price: USD $52,800.
  15. Artcurial LION BEFORE STORM – CLOSE-UP, MAASAI MARA – 2006 on June 29th Actual price: USD $50,064.
  16. Christies Croissant on June 30th Actual price: USD $50,064.
  17. RR Auction Buzz Aldrin’s Apollo 11 Flown PPK on June 25th Actual price: USD $50,000.
  18. Profiles in History Metropolis lobby card. on June 29th Actual price: USD $48,000.
  19. RR Auction Gene Cernan’s Gemini 9A Flown EVA Checklist on June 25th Actual price: USD $46,875.
  20. Christies Cigarette 37 on June 30th Actual price: USD $44,688.
  21. Christies Charles James on June 30th Actual price: USD $42,000.
  22. Christies Two Playmates II on June 30th Actual price: USD $42,000.
  23. Goldberg Coins and Collectibles Schubert, Franz Autograph manuscript of two songs, unsigned on June 28th Actual price: USD $40,800.
  24. Goldberg Coins and Collectibles Liszt, Franz Autograph working manuscript of Liszt's cadenza for the first movement of Beethoven's Third piano Concerto, prepared for Liszt's edition of the work for two pianos (LWV C27), signed on June 28th Actual price: USD $40,800.
  25. Goldberg Coins and Collectibles Chou En-Lai Typed letter signed in Chinese on June 28th Actual price: USD $39,600.



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

Alaska Auction. June 17th Auction - books and prints on June 17th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 6/21 on June 28th: 99.77%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 6/21 on June 28th: 97.11%
Heritage Auctions. Merrill C. Berman Collection Part II Americana & Political on June 27th: 95.79%
Neal Auction Company. Summer Estates Auction - Day 2 on June 28th: 92.86%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 6/25 on July 2nd: 89.67%
Charlton Hall. International Sale on June 26th: 89.08%
RR Auction. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 5/21 on June 25th: 88.57%
Guernseys. Colonel McCrahon Collection - World War I Posters - Day 2 on July 1st: 87.60%
Profiles in History. Morris Everett, Jr., The Auction - Day I on June 29th: 85.84%
Goldberg Coins and Collectibles. Manuscripts and Collectibles on June 28th: 83.70%
Guernseys. Colonel McCrahon Collection - World War I Posters on June 30th: 80.88%

25 total sales reported this week:

Guernseys. Colonel McCrahon Collection - World War I Posters - Day 2 on July 1st: 87.60%
Guernseys. Colonel McCrahon Collection - World War I Posters on June 30th: 80.88%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 6/25 on July 2nd: 89.67%
RR Auction. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 5/21 on June 25th: 88.57%
Alaska Auction. June 17th Auction - books and prints on June 17th: 100.00%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Editions and Works on Paper on July 2nd: 51.54%
Stockholms Auktionsverk. Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps on June 16th: 79.54%
Christies. Photographs, Icons and Styles on June 30th: 74.60%
Profiles in History. Morris Everett, Jr., The Auction - Day II on June 30th: 73.43%
Profiles in History. Morris Everett, Jr., The Auction - Day I on June 29th: 85.84%
Winter Associates. Prints on June 29th: 60.00%
Artcurial. Photography on June 29th: 56.47%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on June 30th: 57.14%
Neal Auction Company. Summer Estates Auction on June 27th: 79.31%
Neal Auction Company. Summer Estates Auction - Day 2 on June 28th: 92.86%
Koller Auctions. Modern Prints on June 25th: 60.00%
Koller Auctions. Modern and Contemporary Prints on June 27th: 62.98%
OSENAT. The Spirit of the 20th Century on June 27th: 33.33%
Goldberg Coins and Collectibles. Manuscripts and Collectibles on June 28th: 83.70%
Potter and Potter Auctions. Gambling Memorabilia and Rare Playing Cards on June 28th: 75.85%
Ader. Books on June 26th: 59.56%
Charlton Hall. International Sale on June 26th: 89.08%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 6/21 on June 28th: 97.11%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 6/21 on June 28th: 99.77%
Heritage Auctions. Merrill C. Berman Collection Part II Americana & Political on June 27th: 95.79%

 

For the week ahead 20 sales are scheduled: 

Mon. Jul. 6th 
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Lee's Summit . Heirlooms from a Californian Family - online bidstart 6/19. 241 lots 

Tue. Jul. 7th 
Sothebys. London. Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts. 92 lots 
Alexander Historical Auctions. Chesapeake City. Summer Auction. 1188 lots 
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Books, Objects, Manuscripts, Rabbinic Letters. 408 lots 
Morton Casa de Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Documents, Prints, Photographs and Ancient and Contemporary Books. 363 lots 

Wed. Jul. 8th 
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Ancient and Modern Books. 273 lots 
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Western Manuscripts. 100 lots 
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. July 8th Auction - Books and Prints. 25 lots 

Thu. Jul. 9th 
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Illustrated and Children's Books - Fine Books in All Fields. 164 lots 
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Summer Market Sale. 40 lots 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 7/2. 269 lots 
One Of Kind Collictibles. Coral Gables. Autographs, Documents, and Art.. 171 lots 

Fri. Jul. 10th 
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Lancaster. Rare and Used Books. 443 lots 
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. Prints and Works on Paper. 111 lots 
John McInnis Auctioneers. Amesbury. The William "Bill" Johnson Collection - Day 1. 92 lots 

Sat. Jul. 11th 
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . Estate Sale - Books and Prints. 43 lots

John McInnis Auctioneers. Amesbury. The William "Bill" Johnson Collection - Day 2. 26 lots 


Sun. Jul. 12th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 7/5
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 7/5
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books
 
It's summer and now undeniable.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Forum Auctions: Online Sale of Cricket Books and Works on Paper. Now through July 5, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, now thru Jul 5:</b> Wisden (John). <i>Cricketers' Almanack for 1896</i>, original cloth, 1896. £15,000 to 20,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, now thru Jul 5:</b> Wisden (John). <i>The Cricketers' Almanack for the year 1869</i>, excellent copy of the scarce sixth edition, 1869. £10,000 to 15,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, now thru Jul 5:</b> Wisden (John). <i>Cricketers' Almanack for 1916</i>, with tribute to W.G. Grace by Lord Harris, original cloth, 1916. £5,000 to 6,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Online Sale of Cricket Books and Works on Paper. Now through July 5, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, now thru Jul 5:</b> Lillywhite (Frederick) and Arthur Haygarth. <i>Cricket Scores and Biographies of Celebrated Cricketers</i>, vol. 1 - 16 [a complete run], 1862-2003. £750 to 1,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, now thru Jul 5:</b> Trumper (Victor). Postcard of Victor Trumper, signed by Trumper on image, 1905. £300 to 400
    <b>Forum Auctions, now thru Jul 5:</b> Crombie (Charles). <i>Laws of Cricket</i>, 1907; and 29 others. £150 to 200
  • <b>Sotheby’s London: English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations, including The Garrett Herman Collection: The Age of Darwin. July 11, 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul 11:</b> Austen, Jane. Autograph letter, written in the third person, to her niece Anna Austen (later Lefroy), 1812. £80,000 to 100,000
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul 11:</b> Smith, Adam. <i>An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations</i>. London: Printed for W. Strahan; And T. Cadell, 1776. £50,000 to 70,000
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul 11:</b> Darwin, Charles. <i>On the Origin of Species By Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life</i>. John Murray, 1859. £50,000 to 70,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London: English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations, including The Garrett Herman Collection: The Age of Darwin. July 11, 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul 11:</b> Dickens, Charles. Autograph draft manuscript of "Mrs Gamp with the Strolling Players,” 1847. £40,000 to 60,000
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul 11:</b> Shepard, E.H. Two drawings from <i>Winnie-The-Pooh</i> comprising “Why, what’s the matter?” and “He was taking the balloon out…” £40,000 to 60,000
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul 11:</b> Blake, William. <i>Illustrations of the Book of Job. Invented and Engraved by William Blake. Published as the Act Directs...By William Blake, 8 March 1825</i> [1826]. £20,000 to 30,000
  • <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Newton. <i>Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica</i>. London, 1687.
    <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Josephus. <i>De antiquitate Judaica.</i> Lubeck, 1475-76.
    <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Carlerius. <i>Sporta fragmentorum, Sportula fragmentorum</i>. Brussels, 1478-79.
    <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Fridolin. <i>Der Schatzbehalter</i>. Nuremberg, 1491.
    <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Pinder. <i>Der beschlossen gart des rosenkrantz marie</i>. Nuremberg, 1505.
    <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Isidorus Hispalensis. <i>Synonyma de Homine</i>. Nuremberg, 1470-71.
    <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Durer. Sammelband including <i>Underweysung der messing</i>. Nuremberg, 1525-29.