• <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>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>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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Twenty-two Auctions Archived, 37 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday April 2nd 22 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub database; 8 denominated in euros, 1 in British pounds, and 13 in US dollars.  Turnover was $7,478,330 as 8,441 lots were offered and 7,108 sold for an exceptional 84% success rate.

2 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters on March 27th: $2,076,484 
Arader GalleriesAsian Maps on March 16th: $1,358,725 

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

FerratonBooks, Prints on March 19th: 135.40% 
Dorotheum Prints Before 1900 on March 30th: 129.57% 
Purcell AuctioneersThe Sale of the Library of the Late Mr Gill Ruttledge on March 30th: 128.97% 
Vermot de PasCollection of an Amateur : Comic Strips and Original Boards, 3D, Japanese Animation on March 26th: 101.86% 
Arader GalleriesAsian Maps on March 16th: 101.40% 
AderModern Prints on March 29th: 101.13% 


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

Arader GalleriesAsian Maps on March 16th: 100.00% 
National Book AuctionsJudaica, Magazines, Americana, etc on March 20th: 100.00% 
Aspire AuctionsFine Art - Prints - Internet Bidstart 2/12 on February 20th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 3/20 on March 27th: 99.74% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 3/17 on March 24th: 99.46% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 3/24 on March 31st: 98.49% 
Purcell AuctioneersThe Sale of the Library of the Late Mr Gill Ruttledge on March 30th: 96.71% 
Addison and SarovaRare Books on March 19th: 95.05% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters on March 27th: 94.38% 
Grogan and CompanyThe March Auction - Books and Prints on March 20th: 91.67% 
Lancaster Mennonite Historical SocietyRare, Out of Print and Used Books on March 11th: 91.11% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on March 29th: 90.24% 
Dorotheum Prints Before 1900 on March 30th: 84.93% 
FerratonBooks, Prints on March 19th: 83.08% 


22 total sales reported this week: 

Purcell AuctioneersThe Sale of the Library of the Late Mr Gill Ruttledge on March 30th: 96.71% 
Swann GalleriesPrinted and Manuscript African Americana on March 31st: 68.61% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsModern and Contemporary Editions on March 31st: 63.73% 
AderModern Prints on March 29th: 78.15% 
Dorotheum Prints Before 1900 on March 30th: 84.93% 
Dorotheum Globes on March 31st: 55.00% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 3/24 on March 31st: 98.49% 
Vermot de PasCollection of an Amateur : Comic Strips and Original Boards, 3D, Japanese Animation on March 26th: 73.90% 
National Book AuctionsJudaica, Magazines, Americana, etc on March 20th: 100.00% 
Lancaster Mennonite Historical SocietyRare, Out of Print and Used Books on March 11th: 91.11% 
AuctionataModern and Contemporary Art on March 29th: 40.30% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on March 29th: 90.24% 
Arader GalleriesAsian Maps on March 16th: 100.00% 
Grogan and CompanyThe March Auction - Books and Prints on March 20th: 91.67% 
Binoche et GiquelloAvant-Guard of the 20th Century: - FIRST EDITIONS - PHOTOGRAPHS - MAGAZINES - GRAPHIC WORKS - MANUS on March 25th: 47.16% 
Addison and SarovaRare Books on March 19th: 95.05% 
FerratonBooks, Prints on March 19th: 83.08% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 3/20 on March 27th: 99.74% 
Aspire AuctionsFine Art - Prints - Internet Bidstart 2/12 on February 20th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters on March 27th: 94.38% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 3/17 on March 24th: 99.46% 
Old World AuctionsAntique Maps, Globes, Charts, Atlases & Vintage Graphics on February 17th: 75.75%

 

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Arader Galleries The Birds of Asia. on March 16th Actual price: USD $244,000.
  2. Arader Galleries Kun-yü Ch'üan-t'u on March 16th Actual price: USD $170,800.
  3. Heritage Auctions The Public Enemy (Warner Brothers, 1931). One Sheet (27" X 41") Style A. on March 27th Actual price: USD $167,300.
  4. Arader Galleries Lesser Adjutant on March 16th Actual price: USD $134,200.
  5. Arader Galleries Black-Necked Stork on March 16th Actual price: USD $134,200.
  6. Binoche et Giquello DESSIN ORIGINAL SIGNÉ. on March 25th Actual price: USD $102,413.
  7. Swann Galleries A Night-Club Map of Harlem. on March 31st Actual price: USD $100,000.
  8. Auctionata 'Details… Botticelli' on March 29th Actual price: USD $93,750.
  9. Heritage Auctions Halloween by Robert Gleason (Compass International, 1978). Original Acrylic Painting on Canvas (27" X 39.75"). on March 27th Actual price: USD $83,650.
  10. Vermot de Pas The Three Robbers on March 26th Actual price: USD $77,827.
  11. Binoche et Giquello GALA. BRETON André HUGO Valentine. on March 25th Actual price: USD $49,784.
  12. Arader Galleries Russischer Atlas welcher in einer General-Charte und neunzehen Special-Charten das gesamte Russische Reich und dessen angräntzende Länder...vorstellig macht on March 16th Actual price: USD $48,800.
  13. Swann Galleries Bannaker's (sic) Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia, Kentucky, and North Carolina Almanack and Ephemeris for the Year of Our Lord 1796. on March 31st Actual price: USD $47,500.
  14. Arader Galleries Indian Egret on March 16th Actual price: USD $45,750.
  15. Heritage Auctions Gilda (Columbia, 1946). One Sheet (27" X 41") Style B. on March 27th Actual price: USD $45,410.
  16. Swann Galleries Autograph Letter Signed to one of the sons of Alphonso Janes of Providence, RI. on March 31st Actual price: USD $45,000.
  17. Arader Galleries Histoire de la navigation de Iean Hvgves de Linschot Hollandois: aux Indes Orientales...Troixiesme edition augmentee; [Part II:]  Le grand routier de Mer... [Part III:] Description de l'Amerique & des parties d'icelle, comme de la Nouvelle France... on March 16th Actual price: USD $42,700.
  18. Addison and Sarova Moriae Encomium. on March 19th Actual price: USD $40,000.
  19. Arader Galleries A Himalayan Monal (Impeyen Pheasant) on March 16th Actual price: USD $36,600.
  20. Arader Galleries Figures on the Banks of the River Hoogly, Tollygunge, Calcutta on March 16th Actual price: USD $36,600.
  21. Heritage Auctions It's a Wonderful Life (RKO, 1948). Italian 4 Foglio (55" X 57") Averardo Ciriello Artwork. on March 27th Actual price: USD $35,850.
  22. Heritage Auctions The Bride of Frankenstein (Universal, 1935). Uncut Pressbook (18 Pages, 13" X 26"). on March 27th Actual price: USD $33,460.
  23. Auctionata 'Still Life with Windmill' on March 29th Actual price: USD $32,500.
  24. Arader Galleries Onzieme volume de la Geographie Blaviane, contenant l'Asie qui est la IV. on March 16th Actual price: USD $30,500.
  25. Auctionata 'Grapes (Special edition)' on March 29th Actual price: USD $30,000.

 

For the week ahead 37 sales are scheduled: 

Mon. Apr. 4th 
Freemans. Philadelphia. Books, Maps and Manuscripts, including Photographs. 521 lots 
Artcurial. Paris. Prints and Illustrated Books. 165 lots 
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Comic Strips. 410 lots 
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 136 lots 
Audap and Mirabaud. PARIS. Historical Souvenirs - Manuscripts, Photographs, Prints. 76 lots 

Tue. Apr. 5th 
Sothebys. Paris. Collection Boutet de Monvel. 23 lots 
Christies. New York. EX LIBRIS JEAN R. PERRETTE: IMPORTANT TRAVEL, EXPLORATION & CARTOGRAPHY - Day 2. 518 lots 
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Weapons, Hunting, Militaria, Historical Memories. 46 lots 
Heritage Auctions. New York. Manuscripts. 272 lots 
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. Berlin. Autographs - Day 1. 632 lots 
Rossini. Paris. Prints. 15 lots 
Morton Casa de Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Antiquarian Books and Documents. 323 lots 

Wed. Apr. 6th 
Christies. New York. Photographs. 200 lots 
Heritage Auctions. New York. Books. 1124 lots 
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Prints. 670 lots 
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . Fine Art - Prints. 36 lots 
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Passover Haggadot - Online Auction. 362 lots 
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. Berlin. Autographs - Day 2. 240 lots 

Thu. Apr. 7th 
Ader. PARIS. Antiquarian and Modern Books. 293 lots 
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Americana with the Jonathan Bulkley Collection of Advertising Signs & Broadsides. 573 lots 
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Prints, Asian Art, Photography. 324 lots 
Charlton Hall. West Columbia, SC. International Sale. 117 lots 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 3/31. 245 lots 
Gonnelli Casa DAste. Firenze. Books, Manuscripts, Autographs and Musical works. 922 lots 
Kestenbaum and Company. New York. Fine Judaica. 244 lots 

Fri. Apr. 8th 
ALDE. Paris. Original Editions, Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries. 296 lots 
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Autographs in Americana, and Maritime - Books and Prints. 49 lots 
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Palm Beach Spring Auction - Prints. 8 lots 
Auctionata. Berlin. German Post-War Art: Prints. 133 lots 
Auctionata. Berlin. Art of the 20th Century - Prints. 153 lots 

Sat. Apr. 9th 
Aspire Auctions. Cleveland. Fine Art - Prints - Internet Bidstart 4/1. 8 lots 
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . April Estate Auction. 36 lots 
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Houdiniana. 602 lots 

Sun. Apr. 10th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 4/3
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 4/3
Artcurial. Paris. Aeronautics. 32 lots 
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. Empire at Fontainebleau

Bruce McKinney

 

RBH and AE

 

  • <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>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>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