• <b>19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy!</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Walt Whitman. Poetical manuscript from <i>Leaves of Grass</i> (1865)
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> (Daniel Boone.) Filson. <i>The Discovery ... of Kentucke</i> (1784)
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Edgar A. Poe. <i>Tales</i> (1845) original cloth
    <b>19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy!</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Emerson. Autograph letter signed on his philosophy of poetry (1841)
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Fitzgerald. <i>This Side of Paradise</i> (1920) presentation copy
  • <b>Bonhams: History of Science and Technology. Wednesday, December 6, 2017. New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 95. Turing. <i>Systems of Logic Based on Ordinals</i>. Offprint. London, 1939. Robin Gandy's Copy. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 98. Zernike, Fritz. The 1953 Nobel Prize for Physics: The Invention of the Phase-Contrast Microscope. $100,000 to $150,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 111. Apple 1 Computer, operational, with exceptional provenance. $400,000 to $600,000
    <b>Bonhams: Voices of the 20th Century. Wednesday, December 6, 2017. New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1074. Bruce, Lenny. An unreleased 16 mm film by "Count" Lewis DePasquale featuring Lenny Bruce. $7,000 to $10,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1254. Hirohito. Manuscript in Japanese, "The Emperor's Monologue," transcribed by Terasaki Hidenari. $100,000 to $150,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1095. Goldman. Emma. Large archive of correspondence, much of it to Warren Starr Van Valkenburgh. $70,000 to $100,000
    <b>Bonhams: History of Science and Technology. Wednesday, December 6, 2017. New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 109. Wozniak and Jobs. The First Digital "Blue Box", Berkeley, 1972. $30,000 to $50,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 46. Newton, Isaac. <i>Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica</i>. 1st issue. London, 1687. $300,000 to $500,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 49. Newton. Autograph Manuscript in English, a portion of a draft of Newton's study on revelation. $15,000 to $20,000
    <b>Bonhams: Voices of the 20th Century. Wednesday, December 6, 2017. New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1027. Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby. 1st edition, 1st issue. Scribners, 1925. $40,000 to $60,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1042. Hemingway., Ernest. For Whom the Bell Tolls. Presentation copy, one of 15 copies. Scribners, 1940. $25,000 to $35,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1215. A 48-star American Flag, flown from LCT-703, sunk on Omaha Beach, December 1944. $15,000 to $20,000
  • <b>Christie’s Paris, Nov. 28:</b> Seba, Albertus. <i>Locupletissimi rerum naturalium thesauri.</i> Amsterdam: J. Wetsten, 1734[-1769]. €350,000–550,000
    <b>Christie’s Paris, Nov. 28:</b> Janssonius, Joannes. <i>Novus Atlas Absolutissimus</i>. Amsterdam: J Jansson, 1658 [after 1664]. €250,000–450,000
    <b>Christie’s Paris, Nov. 28:</b> Goya, Francisco de. <i>[La Tauromaquia.] Treinta y tres estampas, que representan diferentes suertes y actitudes del arte de lidiar los Toros</i>. Madrid: [Rafael Esteve, 1816]. €150,000–250,000
    <b>Christie’s Online, Nov. 29 – Dec. 06:</b> Einstein, Albert. <i>On residual rays – and guilt about an old girlfriend</i>. Prague, 26 December 1911. US$10,000–15,000
    <b>Christie’s Online, Nov. 29 – Dec. 06:</b> Einstein, Albert. <i>‘What is logically simple is so difficult mathematically'</i>. Princeton, 16 August 1949. US$20,000–30,000
    <b>Christie’s New York, Dec. 5:</b> Yorktown Campaign manuscript map. ‘No 1 Carte générale de l’Isle de New York et des Environs...No 2. Reconnoissance Geometrique…’ n.p., c. 1781–1782. US$150,000–200,000
    <b>Christie’s New York, Dec. 5:</b> Le Hay, Jacques and Ferriol, Charles de (1637–1722). <i>Recueil de cent estampes représentant differentes nations du Levant</i>. Paris: Le Hay and Duchange, 1714. US$30,000–40,000
    <b>Christie’s New York, Dec. 7:</b> Cresswell, Samuel Gurney. <i>A Series of Eight Sketches … of the Voyage of the H.M.S. Investigator during the Discovery of the North-west Passage</i>. London: 1854. US$30,000–40,000.
    <b>Christie’s New York, Dec. 7:</b> Veer, Gerrit de. <i>Diarium nauticum seu vera descriptio trium navigationum admirandarum</i>. Amsterdam: Cornelius [Claesz], 1598. US$25,000–35,000
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Auction Update Review

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The extensive collection of
fine books and manuscripts
held by Barbara J. Land will
be sold at Bonham's on Sept.
22.

Summer is Coming to an End

For the week ending Saturday September 5th, 18 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 1 denominated in euros, 2 in British pounds, and 15 in US dollars.  Turnover was $6,453,365 as 4,457 lots were offered and 3,850 sold for an 86% success rate. The biggest numbers in this off-season week came from a Heritage comic book auction, where 99%+ of over 1,300 lots sold, bringing in over $5 million.

 

1 auction saw its total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Heritage AuctionsComics on August 29th: $5,128,424 

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

James D Julia AuctioneersAnnual Summer Fine Arts, Asian and Antiques - Session 4 on August 28th: 149.32% 


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

Alaska AuctionPrints on August 26th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 8/23 on August 30th: 99.66% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 8/23 on August 30th: 99.61% 
Heritage AuctionsComics on August 29th: 99.17% 
Cowans AuctionsDiscovery - Live Auction - Prints on August 29th: 97.30% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 8/27 on September 3rd: 90.98% 
James D Julia AuctioneersAnnual Summer Fine Arts, Asian and Antiques - Session 1 on August 25th: 90.91% 
James D Julia AuctioneersAnnual Summer Fine Arts, Asian and Antiques - Session 4 on August 28th: 88.24% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on September 1st: 81.82% 
Lyon and TurnbullRare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs on September 2nd: 80.40% 
Winter AssociatesPrints on August 31st: 80.00% 


18 total sales reported this week: 

AntiquarianAuctions.comBooks - Internet Bidstart 8/27 on September 3rd: 44.29% 
Alaska AuctionPrints on August 26th: 100.00% 
EldredsAsian Art Auction - Books on August 29th: 33.33% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsAutographs and Memorabilia on September 4th: 73.81% 
Lyon and TurnbullRare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs on September 2nd: 80.40% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 8/27 on September 3rd: 90.98% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on September 1st: 81.82% 
Winter AssociatesPrints on August 31st: 80.00% 
Mid Hudson Auction GalleriesPrints, Books on August 29th: 0.00% 
Cowans AuctionsDiscovery - Live Auction - Prints on August 29th: 97.30% 
James D Julia AuctioneersAnnual Summer Fine Arts, Asian and Antiques - Session 4 on August 28th: 88.24% 
James D Julia AuctioneersAnnual Summer Fine Arts, Asian and Antiques - Session 3 on August 27th: 67.65% 
James D Julia AuctioneersAnnual Summer Fine Arts, Asian and Antiques - Session 2 on August 26th: 79.55% 
James D Julia AuctioneersAnnual Summer Fine Arts, Asian and Antiques - Session 1 on August 25th: 90.91% 
EldredsJapanese Arts - Prints on August 26th: 75.46% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 8/23 on August 30th: 99.61% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 8/23 on August 30th: 99.66% 
Heritage AuctionsComics on August 29th: 99.17% 

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Heritage Auctions Suspense Comics #3 Pennsylvania pedigree (Continental Magazines, 1944) CBCS VF/NM 9.0 White pages. on August 29th Actual price: USD $173,275.
  2. Heritage Auctions John Byrne and Terry Austin X-Men #137 Double Splash Pages 2-3 Original Art (Marvel, 1980). on August 29th Actual price: USD $167,300.
  3. Heritage Auctions All-American Comics #16 (DC, 1940) CGC FN+ 6.5 Cream to off-white pages. on August 29th Actual price: USD $110,538.
  4. Heritage Auctions Alex Raymond Flash Gordon and Jungle Jim Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 1-27-35 (King Features Syndication, 1935). on August 29th Actual price: USD $95,600.
  5. Heritage Auctions Frank Frazetta The Amsirs and the Iron Thorn Painted Book Cover Original Art (Fawcett, 1967). on August 29th Actual price: USD $89,625.
  6. Heritage Auctions Carl Barks Sailboat Donald Duck Painting CB-OIL 19 Original Art (1972). on August 29th Actual price: USD $71,700.
  7. Heritage Auctions Marvel Comics #1 (Timely, 1939) CGC VG 4.0 Cream to off-white pages. on August 29th Actual price: USD $68,713.
  8. Heritage Auctions Action Comics #23 (DC, 1940) CGC VF+ 8.5 Cream to off-white pages. on August 29th Actual price: USD $65,725.
  9. Heritage Auctions George Wilson Magnus, Robot Fighter #1 Cover Painting Original Art (Gold Key, 1963). on August 29th Actual price: USD $54,970.
  10. Heritage Auctions The Incredible Hulk #1 (Marvel, 1962) CGC VF- 7.5 Off-white pages. on August 29th Actual price: USD $50,190.
  11. Heritage Auctions Jack Kirby and Vince Colletta New Gods #4 Cover Original Art (DC, 1971). on August 29th Actual price: USD $45,410.
  12. Heritage Auctions Frank Miller and Klaus Janson Batman: The Dark Knight Returns #2 Page 8 Original Art (DC, 1986). on August 29th Actual price: USD $40,630.
  13. Heritage Auctions Frank Frazetta Tarzan At The Earth's Core Bear Attack Illustration and Preliminary Original Art Group of 2 (Canaveral Press, 1962). on August 29th Actual price: USD $40,630.
  14. Heritage Auctions George Tuska and Frank Giacoia Iron Man #8 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1968). on August 29th Actual price: USD $38,240.
  15. Heritage Auctions George Tuska and Frank Giacoia Iron Man #5 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1968). on August 29th Actual price: USD $38,240.
  16. Heritage Auctions Curt Swan and George Klein Superboy #113 Cover Original Art (DC, 1964). on August 29th Actual price: USD $38,240.
  17. Heritage Auctions Steve Ditko Beware the Creeper #2 Cover Original Art (DC, 1968). on August 29th Actual price: USD $38,240.
  18. Heritage Auctions Detective Comics #37 (DC, 1940) CGC VF- 7.5 Off-white to white pages. on August 29th Actual price: USD $38,240.
  19. Heritage Auctions Ron Wilson and John Romita Avengers #123 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1974). on August 29th Actual price: USD $35,850.
  20. Heritage Auctions Jack Kirby and Mike Royer Our Fighting Forces #158 Complete Issue Original Art Group of 19 (DC, 1975). on August 29th Actual price: USD $35,850.
  21. Heritage Auctions Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers Fantastic Four Annual #1 Page 24 Namor Original Art (Marvel, 1963). on August 29th Actual price: USD $35,850.
  22. Heritage Auctions Johnny Craig Vault of Horror #28 Zombie Cover Original Art (EC, 1952). on August 29th Actual price: USD $33,460.
  23. James D Julia Auctioneers TSUGUHARU FOUJITA (Japanese, 1886-1968) “A BOOK OF CATS: BEING 20 DRAWINGS”. on August 28th Actual price: USD $32,588.
  24. Heritage Auctions Charles Schulz Peanuts Daily Comic Strip Original Art dated 3-21-69 (United Feature Syndicate, 1969). on August 29th Actual price: USD $31,070.
  25. Heritage Auctions Superman #1 Verified Signature -- Signed By Siegel, Shuster, and Others (DC, 1939) CBCS Conserved GD- 1.8 Cream to off-white pages. on August 29th Actual price: USD $31,070.



For the week ahead 20 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Sep. 7th
Australian Book Auctions. Armadale, . Books. 297 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 62 lots

Tue. Sep. 8th
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Jewish and Israeli History and Culture. 482 lots

Wed. Sep. 9th
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints. 29 lots
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . Antiques, Scientific Instruments - Books and Papers. 5 lots

Thu. Sep. 10th
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Bibliophile. 382 lots
Waverly Auctions. Falls Church. Rare Books. 415 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 9/3. 420 lots
Rago Arts and Auctions. Lambertville. Asian Arts - Woodblock Prints. 100 lots

Fri. Sep. 11th
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Lancaster. Rare and Used Books. 501 lots
Skinner. Boston. Fine Prints and Photographs. 139 lots
Charlton Hall. West Columbia, SC. Fall International Sale. 67 lots
Rago Arts and Auctions. Lambertville. Great Estates Auction - Books and Prints. 33 lots
Brunk Auctions. Asheville, NC . Catalogue Auction: Books and Prints. 12 lots

Sat. Sep. 12th
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Fall Estates Auction - Books and Prints - Day 1. 46 lots
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . Estate Auction. 42 lots

Sun. Sep. 13th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 9/6.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 9/6.
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books and Ephemera.
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Fall Estates Auction - Books and Prints - Day 2. 45 lots

The slower summer season concludes this week with America's last summer holiday - Labor Day. After that, expect the pace to pick up as auctions begin their busiest time of the year.

 

Mike Stillman

RBH and AE

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:<br>Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>John Norman, <i>The American Pilot</i>, complete copy with 11 folding charts, Boston, 1810. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>John Smith, <i>New England</i>, London, 1616. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>Plancius Petrus, <i>Orbis Terrarum Typus de Integro Multis in Locis Emendatus</i>, Amsterdam, 1594. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:<br>Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>Martin Waldseemüller, <i>Tabula Terre Nove</i>, woodcut, Strasbourg, 1513. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>Forlani & Zaltieri, <i>Il Disegno del Discoperto della Noua Franza</i>, Venice, 1566. $30,000 to $50,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>Richard Hakluyt, <i>Novus Orbis</i>, first appearance of "Virginia" on a printed map, Paris, 1587. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:<br>Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>Pieter van den Keere, <i>Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica</i>, Amsterdam, 1608. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>Abraham Ortelius, <i>Theatrum Orbis Terrarum</i>, Antwerp, 1584. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>George B. Goode & Samuel A. Kilbourne, <i>Game Fishes of the United States</i>, New York, 1879. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:<br>Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>William Faden, <i>The Province of New Jersey</i>, London, 1777. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>James Gillray, <i>The Plumb-Pudding in Danger</i>, hand-colored etching, London, 1805. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>Pierre Belon, <i>L'Histoire de la Nature des Oyseaux</i>, with woodcut illustrations, Paris, 1555. $8,000 to $12,000.
  • <b>Fonsie Mealy: Rare Books, Literature, Manuscripts. December 5, 2017</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 5:</b> With Fine Contemporary Hand-Coloured Folding Maps Atlas: MOLL (Hermann). <i>The World Described</i>. 15,000 to 20,000 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 5:</b> The Holy Grail of Early Photographic Illustrated Irish Books: HEMPHILL (William Despard). <i>Stereoscopic Illustrations of Clonmel, and the Surrounding Country</i>… 7,000 to 10,000 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 5:</b> "The Nugent Manuscript Archive" including letters on 1798 rebellion In Co. 7,000 to 9,000 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy: Rare Books, Literature, Manuscripts. December 5, 2017</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 5:</b> The Greatest Irish Coloured Plate Book Original Coloured Copy: MALTON (James). <i>A Picturesque and Descriptive View of the City of Dublin Described</i>. 7,000 to 9,000 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 5:</b> BLAEU (Johannes). <i>Atlas Hibernia</i>, Amsterdam? c. 1662. 1,750 to <br>2,500 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 5:</b> Rare Limited Edition: YEATS (W.B.). Arion Press, San Francisco. <i>Poems of W.B. Yeats.</i> 1,700 to 2,200 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy: Rare Books, Literature, Manuscripts. December 5, 2017</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 5:</b> [YEATS, W.B.]. Cradle of Genius. Original drawing, pen-and-ink and wash. 1,500 to 2,500 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 5:</b> W.B. Yeats Meets James Bond? YEATS (W. B.). <i>Selected Poems, Lyrical and Narrative</i>. 1,400 to 1,600 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 5:</b> Rare Unauthorized U.S. Edition of <i>Ulysses</i>: JOYCE (James). <i>Ulysses</i> - [Two World Monthly, Vol. 1 (No. 1) - vol. 3 (no.3)]. 1,200 to 1,500 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy: Rare Books, Literature, Manuscripts. December 5, 2017</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 5:</b> With Original Holograph Passage by the Author: HEANEY (Seamus). <i>Door Into the Dark</i>. 1,000 to 1,500 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 5:</b> First American Edition: JOYCE (James). <i>Dubliners</i>, 8vo N. York (B.W. Huebsch) 1916. 600 to 800 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 5:</b> Rare American Photographs of Niagara Falls: ZYBACK (J.). Photographer, Niagara. Two large original photographs. 300 to 400 €