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   For the week ending Saturday September 12th, 9 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 2 denominated in euros, 2 in British pounds, and 5 in US dollars.  Turnover was $669,316 as 2,929 lots were offered and 2,646 sold for an 90.34% success rate. 

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

FerratonSPECIAL PUBLIC SALE Africa - Oceania - Pre-Columbian America BOOKS AND ARTICLES on September 5th: 226.23% 


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

Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 8/30 on September 6th: 98.87% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 8/30 on September 6th: 98.73% 
Aspire AuctionsPrints - Online - Internet Bidstart 8/28 on September 5th: 98.21% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 9/3 on September 10th: 92.86% 
TooveysPrints on September 9th: 89.66% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on September 8th: 85.48% 
FerratonSPECIAL PUBLIC SALE Africa - Oceania - Pre-Columbian America BOOKS AND ARTICLES on September 5th: 83.66% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsBibliophile on September 10th: 81.68% 


9 total sales reported this week: 

Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 9/3 on September 10th: 92.86% 
TooveysPrints on September 9th: 89.66% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsBibliophile on September 10th: 81.68% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on September 8th: 85.48% 
FerratonSPECIAL PUBLIC SALE Africa - Oceania - Pre-Columbian America BOOKS AND ARTICLES on September 5th: 83.66% 
Aspire AuctionsPrints - Online - Internet Bidstart 8/28 on September 5th: 98.21% 
PBA GalleriesFine Books on September 3rd: 75.00% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 8/30 on September 6th: 98.73% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 8/30 on September 6th: 98.87% 

 
The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Ferraton « Voyages Haut Congo ». Manuscrit autographe comprenant deux volumes : on September 5th Actual price: USD $32,200.
  2. PBA Galleries Fruits of Mormonism, or a fair and candid Statement of Facts illustrative of Mormon Principles, Mormon Policy, and Mormon Character, by more than Forty Eye-Witnesses on September 3rd Actual price: USD $18,000.
  3. PBA Galleries A Chronological History of the Discoveries in the South Sea or Pacific Ocean on September 3rd Actual price: USD $7,200.
  4. PBA Galleries Thirty-eight stereoview photographs of Alaska and the Pacific Northwest, most by Richard Maynard on September 3rd Actual price: USD $6,600.
  5. PBA Galleries [The Grounds and Rules of Musick explained: or, An Introduction to the art of singing by note Fitted to the meanest capacities] on September 3rd Actual price: USD $4,800.
  6. Bloomsbury Auctions ou Exposition des Considerations Relatives a l'Histoire Naturelle des Animaux 2 vol. on September 10th Actual price: USD $4,201.
  7. PBA Galleries Die neuwen Inseln so hinder Hispanien gegen Orient bey dem land Indie ligen on September 3rd Actual price: USD $4,200.
  8. Heritage Auctions Wonder Woman #6 on September 6th Actual price: USD $3,585.
  9. Heritage Auctions Tales of Suspense #39 on September 6th Actual price: USD $3,585.
  10. Aspire Auctions Veiled, 1971. on September 5th Actual price: USD $3,479.
  11. Bloomsbury Auctions A Lecture on the preservation of persons in the hour of shipwreck; on September 10th Actual price: USD $3,437.
  12. Bloomsbury Auctions A group of 12 rice paper paintings of textile manufacture and food production on September 10th Actual price: USD $3,437.
  13. PBA Galleries Left by the Indians. Story of My Life. [wrapper title] on September 3rd Actual price: USD $3,300.
  14. PBA Galleries Orbis terrae compendiosa descriptio: quam ex magna universali Gerardi Mercatoris Domino Richardo Gartho, geographie ac aeterarum bonarum artium amatori ac fautori summo, in veteris amicitie ac familiaritatis memoria Rumoldus Mercator fieri curabat A0. M.D on September 3rd Actual price: USD $2,700.
  15. Heritage Auctions X-Men #1 on September 6th Actual price: USD $2,510.
  16. PBA Galleries Photograph of John Muir, signed by him in ink beneath the image on September 3rd Actual price: USD $2,280.
  17. Heritage Auctions Captain America Sketch Original Art on September 6th Actual price: USD $2,271.
  18. Aspire Auctions Marginal, 1971. on September 5th Actual price: USD $2,214.
  19. PBA Galleries Matrix: A Review For Printers and Bibliophiles. Volumes 1-26 on September 3rd Actual price: USD $2,040.
  20. Aspire Auctions Dimensional, 1971. on September 5th Actual price: USD $2,013.
  21. Ferraton Ensemble de +/- 175 photos, presque en majorité avec le cachet au verso de "Photo Congopresse", le nom du Cdt Dandoy et une notice dactylographiée collée. La plupart représentent des personnages isolés. on September 5th Actual price: USD $1,960.
  22. PBA Galleries History of the Expedition under the Command of Lewis and Clark to the Sources of the Missouri River, thence across the Rocky Mountains and down the Columbia River to the Pacific Ocean performed during the Years 1804-5-6, by Order of the Government of the on September 3rd Actual price: USD $1,920.
  23. PBA Galleries Vast collection of Hotel luggage labels on September 3rd Actual price: USD $1,920.
  24. Heritage Auctions Action Comics #252 on September 6th Actual price: USD $1,912.
  25. Heritage Auctions Justice League of America #121 Page 5 Original Art on September 6th Actual price: USD $1,912.


For the week ahead 32 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Sep. 14th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 77 lots

Tue. Sep. 15th
Paige Auction. Portland. Advertising Memorabilia. 136 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Fine Clocks, Barometers, Scientific Instruments: Books. 8 lots
Skinner. Boston. Fine Art Online - Prints Internet bidstart 9/2. 109 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Books. 29 lots
Quagga Rare Books and Art. Cape Town. Collectible Africana Books, Art and Ephemera - Internet bidstart 9/8. 21 lots

Wed. Sep. 16th
Christies. London - King Street. Prints and Multiples. 179 lots
Bonhams. London. Prints and Multiples. 283 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Documents: Opera and the History of Music. 718 lots
Old World Auctions. Glen Allen. Antique Maps, Globes, Charts, Atlases & Vintage Graphics. 806 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 8/21. 1130 lots
PIASA. Paris. Wegman: Dogs on Furniture. 37 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Rogers de Rin Collections and Properties. 17 lots

Thu. Sep. 17th
Christies. London -South Kensington. Prints and Multiples. 245 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Printed and Manuscript Americana. 411 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Books. 192 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 9/10. 269 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Books and Works on Paper. 349 lots

Fri. Sep. 18th
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Prints, Books, Photographs. 69 lots
Koller Auctions. Geneve. Prints. 94 lots
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Reopening Sale: Prints. 98 lots
Koller Auctions. Zurich. A Private Collection of Italian Manuscript Illumination. 71 lots

Sat. Sep. 19th
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Advertising, Coin-Op and Vintage Poster. 995 lots
Heritage Auctions. New York. Entertainment and Music Memorabilia. 1032 lots
Arader Galleries. New York City. Audubon's Aquatints of Birds and Quads, Important Maps and Natural History Watercolors. 213 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints.
Skinner. Boston. Asian Works of Art - Prints. 82 lots
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Books and Autographs. 548 lots
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Photography. 129 lots

Sun. Sep. 20th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 9/13.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 9/13.
Carlsen Gallery. Greenville, NY. Prints, Books. 13 lots

Bruce McKinney

 

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  • <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Charles Darwin on sexuality and the transmission of hereditary characteristics: Autograph Letter Signed to Lawson Tait. Down, 17 January [1877].
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> MILTON, JOHN. <i>Paradise Lost. A Poem written in ten books.</i> London: 1667. A very rare example with the contemporary binding untouched and with a 1667 title page.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Hamilton secures the ratification of the Constitution: <i>The Debates and Proceedings of the Convention of the State of New-York, assembled at Poughkeespsie, on the 17th June, 1788.</i>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> The social contract “Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains”: ROUSSEAU, JEAN-JACQUES. <i>Principes du Droit Politique [Du Contract Social]</i>. Amsterdam: Michel Rey, 1762
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> “The first English textbook on geometrical land-measurement and surveying”: BENESE, RICHARD. <i>This Boke Sheweth the Maner of Measurynge All Maner of Lande…</i>
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:<br>Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Caius Julius Hyginus, <i>Poeticon Astronomicon,</i> first illustrated edition, Venice, 1482. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Giovanni Botero, <i>Le Relationi Universali... divise in Sette Parti</i>, Venice, 1618. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> <i>L'Escole des Filles</i>, likely third edition of the first work of pornographic fiction in French, 1676. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:<br>Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Illuminated Book of Hours in Latin on vellum, Flanders, early 16th century. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Johannes Regiomontanus, <i>Calendarium,</i> Venice, 1485. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Pedro de Medina, <i>Libro d[e] gra[n]dezas y cosas memorables de España,</i> Alcalá de Henares, 1566. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:<br>Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b><br>Luis de Lucena, <i>Arte de Ajedres,</i> Salamanca, circa 1496-97. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Andrés Serrano, <i>Los Siete Principes de los Ángeles, válidos de Rey del Cielo,</i> Spain, 1707. $800 to $1,200.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Johannes de Sacrobosco, <i>Sphaera mundi,</i> first illustrated edition, Venice, 1478. $15,000 to $20,000.
  • <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> A Rare 3-rotor German Enigma I Enciphering Machine. $70,000 to $90,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Important collection of correspondence between Werner Heisenberg and Bruno Rossi. $40,000 to $60,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Walt Whitman Autograph manuscript containing his thoughts on death. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> David Roberts. <i>Holy Land</i>. Six volumes. 1842-1849. First edition. $15,000 to $25,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Extensive collection of Ray Bradbury's primary works, most signed or inscribed. $15,000 to $20,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Peter Force. Declaration of Independence. $12,000 to $18,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Steinbeck. <i>Grapes of Wrath</i>. A fine copy of the first edition. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Lewis & Clark. <i>Travels to the Source of the Missouri River</i>... First English edition, extra-illustrated. 1814. $10,000 to 15,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Manuscript document signed by Nuno de Guzman relating to Hernan Cortes, 1528. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> “Nos los inquisidores..." The first book in English printed West of the Mississippi. [1787]. $5,000 to $8,000.