• <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 Early Unpublished Darwin letter on the races of man.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…
  • <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>Cowan’s Auctions: An Eclectic Collection: The Library of the Late Dr. Ivan Gilbert of Columbus.<br>June 5-26</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 5-26:</b> [Voyages and Travel] Churchill's Voyages 1732 - Complete in 6 Volumes.<br>$5,000 - $7,500.
    <b>Cowan’s, June 5-26:</b> [Illustrated] Alice by Salvador Dali, Signed and Limited. $3,000 - $5,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 5-26:</b> [Literature] The Little Prince - Signed/Limited First French Edition, 1943; #61 of 260. $5,000 - $7,500
    <b>Cowan’s Auctions: An Eclectic Collection: The Library of the Late Dr. Ivan Gilbert of Columbus.<br>June 5-26</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 5-26:</b> [Literature] Gone With The Wind, 1st in DJ, May, 1936. $1,500 - $2,500
    <b>Cowan’s, June 5-26:</b> [Literature - Modern Firsts] Rare Henry Miller, Tropic of Cancer, Obelisk Press Paris - 1934. $2,000 - $3,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 5-26:</b> [[Sporting - Fishing] Rare - Lee Sturges, Salmon Fishing New Brunswick, 1 of 50 Printed - 7 Original Etchings.<br>$4,000 - $6,000
    <b>Cowan’s Auctions: An Eclectic Collection: The Library of the Late Dr. Ivan Gilbert of Columbus.<br>June 5-26</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 5-26:</b> [Voyages and Travel - Maritime] Rare Ledyard Account of Cook's Last Voyage, 1783 Hartford, Howes "d".<br>$10,000 - $15,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 5-26:</b> [Illustrated - Maxfield Parrish] Knave of Hearts, Scribner's, 1st Hardback Edition, 1925 Parrish Illustrations.<br>$750 - $1,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 5-26:</b> [Bible - Illustrated - Cartography) Massive Dutch Bible, 1682, Contemporary Colored Maps, Working Brass Clasps. $2,500 - $3,500
    <b>Cowan’s Auctions: An Eclectic Collection: The Library of the Late Dr. Ivan Gilbert of Columbus.<br>June 5-26</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 5-26:</b> [Women Suffrage - Civil Rights - Autographs] A Unique Extra-Illustrated Life of Susan B. Anthony. $15,000 - $20,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 5-26:</b> [18th Century French Manuscript] Unpublished History of Belle-Isle-En-Mer, 1754 With Watercolor Illustration.<br>$10,000 - $15,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 5-26:</b> [Illustrated - Children's - Movable] Wonderful 19th Century Lothar Meggendorfer Moveable Book. $750 - $1,000
  • <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> 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

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Twenty-five Auctions Archived, 27 Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday February 27th 25 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 5 denominated in euros, 3 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 16 in US dollars.  Turnover was $10,866,338 as 6,092 lots were offered and 5,051 sold for an 83% sell-though.  It was a strong week.

3 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Heritage AuctionsComics on February 18th: $5,734,758 
Swann GalleriesArt and Storytelling: Photographs and Photobooks on February 25th: $1,627,571 
Heritage AuctionsEntertainment on February 20th: $1,212,834 

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

ArtcurialAntiquarian and Modern Books on February 23rd: 154.91% 
Neal Auction CompanyImportant Estates - Books, Prints - Day 2 on February 20th: 100.65% 

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

Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 2/14 on February 21st: 99.86% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 2/14 on February 21st: 99.62% 
Heritage AuctionsComics on February 18th: 98.50% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 2/18 on February 25th: 94.96% 
ArtcurialAntiquarian and Modern Books on February 23rd: 87.80% 
Clars Auction GalleryPrints on February 20th: 86.81% 
Clars Auction GalleryPrints on February 21st: 85.71% 
Paige AuctionMemorabilia, Prints, Collectible on February 16th: 85.37% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on February 23rd: 82.98% 
Dallas Auction GalleryThe Fine and Decorative Auction - Books and Prints on February 24th: 80.95% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsBibliophile on February 25th: 80.71% 
Neal Auction CompanyImportand Estates Auction - Day 1 - Prints on February 19th: 80.00% 

25 total sales were reported this week: 

Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 2/18 on February 25th: 94.96% 
Connecticut Book AuctionsBooks on February 22nd: 61.14% 
Binoche et GiquelloScience Books - Antiquarian and Modern Books on February 24th: 62.01% 
Dallas Auction GalleryThe Fine and Decorative Auction - Books and Prints on February 24th: 80.95% 
AuctionataPrints and Photography on February 25th: 54.48% 
TooveysPrints on February 24th: 73.91% 
Swann GalleriesArt and Storytelling: Photographs and Photobooks on February 25th: 73.88% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsBibliophile on February 25th: 80.71% 
TooveysPhotographs, Autographs, Printed and Manuscript Ephemera on February 23rd: 78.76% 
Morton Casa de SubastasBooks and Documents on February 23rd: 45.08% 
Cowans AuctionsBooks and Prints - Online Bidstart 2/11 on February 22nd: 68.18% 
ArtcurialAntiquarian and Modern Books on February 23rd: 87.80% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on February 23rd: 82.98% 
Beaussant LefevrePrints on February 19th: 60.00% 
Paige AuctionMemorabilia, Prints, Collectible on February 16th: 85.37% 
Winter AssociatesFebruary Sale - Prints on February 15th: 72.22% 
Clars Auction GalleryPrints on February 21st: 85.71% 
Clars Auction GalleryPrints on February 20th: 86.81% 
Neal Auction CompanyImportant Estates - Books, Prints - Day 3 on February 21st: 78.33% 
Neal Auction CompanyImportand Estates Auction - Day 1 - Prints on February 19th: 80.00% 
Neal Auction CompanyImportant Estates - Books, Prints - Day 2 on February 20th: 78.95% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 2/14 on February 21st: 99.86% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 2/14 on February 21st: 99.62% 
Heritage AuctionsEntertainment on February 20th: 76.41% 
Heritage AuctionsComics on February 18th: 98.50% 

 

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Heritage Auctions Amazing Fantasy #15 on February 18th Actual price: USD $454,100.
  2. Swann Galleries Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico. on February 25th Actual price: USD $221,000.
  3. Heritage Auctions John Romita Sr. Amazing Spider-Man #62 Cover Original Art on February 18th Actual price: USD $179,250.
  4. Heritage Auctions Detective Comics #27 on February 18th Actual price: USD $167,300.
  5. Heritage Auctions Wally Wood Daredevil #9 Cover Original Art on February 18th Actual price: USD $149,375.
  6. Heritage Auctions Beatles Yesterday And Today Sealed First State Stereo "Butcher Cover" LP in GEM MINT 10 Condition (Capitol, 1966) with Rare Original "Dear Beatles Chapter President" Letter and Envelope, with LOA from Perry Cox. on February 20th Actual price: USD $125,000.
  7. Heritage Auctions The Amazing Spider-Man #1 on February 18th Actual price: USD $110,538.
  8. Heritage Auctions The Avengers #1 on February 18th Actual price: USD $98,588.
  9. Heritage Auctions Fantastic Four #52 on February 18th Actual price: USD $83,650.
  10. Heritage Auctions Superman #1 on February 18th Actual price: USD $83,650.
  11. Swann Galleries The General Strike, Policeman. on February 25th Actual price: USD $81,250.
  12. Swann Galleries An album entitled Sketches of Chinese Life and Character. on February 25th Actual price: USD $65,000.
  13. Artcurial Constellations on February 23rd Actual price: USD $55,025.
  14. Heritage Auctions Todd McFarlane Amazing Spider-Man #309 Cover Original Art on February 18th Actual price: USD $54,970.
  15. Heritage Auctions John Romita Sr. and Mike Esposito Amazing Spider-Man #49 Page 15 Original Art on February 18th Actual price: USD $53,775.
  16. Swann Galleries An album with 25 photographs of snowflakes. on February 25th Actual price: USD $52,000.
  17. Heritage Auctions Tales of Suspense #57 on February 18th Actual price: USD $47,800.
  18. Artcurial La Poupée on February 23rd Actual price: USD $45,701.
  19. Heritage Auctions Michael Golden Marvel Fanfare #1 Spider-Man and the Angel Cover Original Art on February 18th Actual price: USD $45,410.
  20. Binoche et Giquello De casibus virorum illustrium. on February 24th Actual price: USD $45,375.
  21. Swann Galleries A portfolio entitled 15 Big Shots. on February 25th Actual price: USD $45,000.
  22. Heritage Auctions John Romita Sr. and Mike Esposito (as Mickey Demeo) Amazing Spider-Man #39 "How Green Was My Goblin!" Page 15 Original Art on February 18th Actual price: USD $44,215.
  23. Heritage Auctions Fantastic Four #49 on February 18th Actual price: USD $44,215.
  24. Heritage Auctions John Byrne and Terry Austin X-Men #137 Page 14 Original Art on February 18th Actual price: USD $43,020.
  25. Heritage Auctions Ross Andru and Mike Esposito Amazing Spider-Man #179 Cover Green Goblin Original Art on February 18th Actual price: USD $43,020.


For the week ahead 27 sales are scheduled:


Mon. Feb. 29th
Auctionata. Berlin. British and American Art - Prints. 64 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Made in Germany - Prints. 90 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 77 lots

Tue. Mar. 1st
Rossini. Paris. Trip to the East. 30 lots
Christies. New York. First Open: Editions. 320 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. March Online Auction. 46 lots

Wed. Mar. 2nd
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. PRINTED BOOKS, MAPS & PRINTS BIBLES, ANTIQUARIAN LITERATURE & SCIENCE A REGENCY LIBRARY M R JAMES &. 544 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. The World on Paper - Classical Modern Works - Prints. 102 lots
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . Books and Prints. 29 lots

Thu. Mar. 3rd
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Golf Books & Memorabilia. 500 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Photo Opportunities. 206 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Documents. 59 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Abstractionism - Prints. 23 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Collectibles and Post-War and Contemporary Art - Prints. 47 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 2/25. 302 lots

Fri. Mar. 4th
ALDE. Paris. 19th Century Collection of Books. 259 lots
Marc van de Wiele Auctions. Brugge. Judaica, Architecture, Avant-garde, Literature. 1156 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Editions. 127 lots
ALDE. Paris. Library of Michel Weber. 76 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Works on Paper of the 20th and 21st Century. 134 lots

Sat. Mar. 5th
Northeast Auctions. Portsmouth. Portsmouth Weekend Auction - Books and Prints. 121 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Books, Prints. 10 lots
Treadway Toomey Auctions. Oak Park. 20th Century Art and Design - Prints. 61 lots

Sun. Mar. 6th
Carlsen Gallery. Greenville, NY. Early March Antique Auction - Books and Prints. 19 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 2/28.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 2/28.
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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.
  • <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