• <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>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>Now in press: 19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy.</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> <i>The First American Magna Carta. English Liberties.</i> Boston, 1721.
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Babbage presentation to Peel, the man who killed the Difference Engine 1832
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> The Stamp Act. 1765
    <b>Now in press: 19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy.</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Central Park Photographs by Prevost 1862
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Salem Witch Trials. Wonders of the Invisible World 1693
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Mammoth print of Millie-Christine, "The Carolina Twins" c. 1868

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Twenty-four Auctions Archived, 27 Upcoming

For the week ended 7 May 2016 24 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub database; 9 denominated in euros, 2 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 12 in US dollars.  Turnover was $6,487,289 as 7,504 lots were offered and 5,687 sold for a 76% success rate.

For the week ahead 27 auctions are scheduled and searchable on RBH.

2 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Artcurial. Universe of the Creator of Tin Tin on April 30th: $1,632,034
Artcurial. Comic Strips on April 30th: $1,368,003

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

OSENAT. Works of Art - Prints on May 1st: 809.50%
Kedem Auction. Passover Haggadot - Online Auction on April 6th: 313.08%
Swann Galleries. Autographs on May 5th: 103.42%
Artcurial. Universe of the Creator of Tin Tin on April 30th: 101.15%


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

National Book Auctions. Books, Art and Ephemera - Archaeologia, Ephemera, Photos on May 1st: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 4/24 on May 1st: 99.74%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Montana "Big Sky" Auction on April 2nd: 99.48%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 4/24 on May 1st: 97.66%
Kedem Auction. Passover Haggadot - Online Auction on April 6th: 96.41%
Cowans Auctions. Modern and Contemporary Works of Art - Prints on May 6th: 90.91%
Swann Galleries. Autographs on May 5th: 88.10%
Eldreds. Spring Asian Art - Prints on April 30th: 82.61%
Lyon and Turnbull. Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs on May 4th: 81.01%
OSENAT. Works of Art - Prints on May 1st: 80.00%


24 total sales reported this week:

Kedem Auction. Passover Haggadot - Online Auction on April 6th: 96.41%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Montana "Big Sky" Auction on April 2nd: 99.48%
RJM Autographs and Antiques. Distinguished Historical Letters and Documents on April 29th: 11.92%
National Book Auctions. Books, Art and Ephemera - Archaeologia, Ephemera, Photos on May 1st: 100.00%
OSENAT. Works of Art - Prints on May 1st: 80.00%
Cowans Auctions. Modern and Contemporary Works of Art - Prints on May 6th: 90.91%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Fine Books and Manuscripts on May 5th: 78.02%
PBA Galleries. Rare Natural History and Color Plate Books on May 5th: 64.86%
Swann Galleries. Autographs on May 5th: 88.10%
Lyon and Turnbull. Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs on May 4th: 81.01%
Auctionata. Super Sale - Collectibles and Advertising Posters on May 4th: 26.61%
Auctionata. Super Sale: Prints and Photography on May 4th: 19.56%
Tajan. Books on May 3rd: 45.88%
Morton Casa de Subastas. Books and Old Documents on May 3rd: 41.93%
Artcurial. Universe of the Creator of Tin Tin on April 30th: 75.63%
Artcurial. Comic Strips on April 30th: 72.87%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on May 3rd: 77.65%
Freemans. Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs on May 1st: 55.88%
Romantic Agony Book and Print Auctions. Antiquarian Books - Day 2 on April 30th: 68.18%
Romantic Agony Book and Print Auctions. Antiquarian Books - Day 1 on April 29th: 69.11%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Books and Ephemera on April 29th: 68.70%
Eldreds. Spring Asian Art - Prints on April 30th: 82.61%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 4/24 on May 1st: 99.74%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 4/24 on May 1st: 97.66%

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Artcurial HERGÉ (Georges Remi dit) 1907-1983 LE SCEPTRE D'OTTOKAR on April 30th Actual price: USD $1,203,268.
  2. Artcurial HERGÉ (Georges Remi dit) 1907-1983 QUICK ET FLUPKE GAMINS DE BRUXELLES - TOME 4 on April 30th Actual price: USD $110,055.
  3. Romantic Agony Book and Print Auctions Theatre de l'Univers, contenant les cartes de tout le monde. on April 30th Actual price: USD $92,625.
  4. Artcurial LA JEUNESSE DE BLUEBERRY - TOME 2 UN YANKEE NOMMÉ BLUEBERRY on April 30th Actual price: USD $77,772.
  5. Swann Galleries FRANK, ANNE. Aus Grimms Märchen on May 5th Actual price: USD $62,500.
  6. Artcurial NIKOPOL - TOME 1 LA FOIRE AUX IMMORTELS on April 30th Actual price: USD $58,696.
  7. Artcurial LES AVENTURES DU LIEUTENANT BLUEBERRY - TOME 18 NEZ CASSÉ on April 30th Actual price: USD $52,826.
  8. Artcurial BLEU SANG on April 30th Actual price: USD $48,424.
  9. Artcurial ....ET IN HELVETIA CORTO on April 30th Actual price: USD $44,022.
  10. Artcurial THE LONG TOMORROW on April 30th Actual price: USD $44,022.
  11. Tajan La Nef des folz du monde on May 3rd Actual price: USD $42,146.
  12. Freemans SHIPBOARD GIRL on May 1st Actual price: USD $40,625.
  13. OSENAT Histoire véritable et naturelle des mœurs & productions du pays de la Nouvelle France, vulgairement dite le Canada. on May 1st Actual price: USD $38,813.
  14. Artcurial LES CHEFS D'OEUVRES DU RIRE on April 30th Actual price: USD $36,685.
  15. Romantic Agony Book and Print Auctions Théâtre des cités du monde. on April 30th Actual price: USD $31,350.
  16. Artcurial LE CHAT AU THEATRE on April 30th Actual price: USD $29,348.
  17. Artcurial SOUS LA MANCHE on April 30th Actual price: USD $27,881.
  18. Artcurial ARZACH L'ARPENTEUR on April 30th Actual price: USD $27,881.
  19. Artcurial NESTOR BURMA BROUILLARD AU PONT DE TOLBIAC on April 30th Actual price: USD $27,147.
  20. Artcurial I SAW TWO KRAZY KAT on April 30th Actual price: USD $27,147.
  21. Artcurial XIII - TOME 14 SECRET DÉFENSE on April 30th Actual price: USD $26,413.
  22. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers The Life of Abraham Lincoln. on May 5th Actual price: USD $26,250.
  23. Freemans BRUSHSTROKE CONTEST on May 1st Actual price: USD $25,000.
  24. Artcurial LARGO WINCH - TOME 5 on April 30th Actual price: USD $24,946.
  25. Artcurial OBELIX AND CO. on April 30th Actual price: USD $22,011.

 

For the week ahead 27 sales are scheduled:

Mon. May. 9th
Auctionata. Berlin. World of Colors: German and Austrian Art. 143 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Black and White: German and Austrian Art. 140 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 54 lots
Rossini. Paris. Prints. 121 lots

Tue. May. 10th
Burgersdijk and Niermans. Leiden. Rare Books. 1193 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Modernist Posters. 294 lots
Minerva Auctions Roma. Roma. Photography. 198 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Art of the 21st Century - Prints. 127 lots
25 Blythe Road. LONDON. Charles Miller Ltd. - Maritime Collectibles. 45 lots

Wed. May. 11th
ALDE. Paris. Modern and Illustrated Books, Original Bindings. 307 lots
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Antiquarian and Modern Books - Travel. 409 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Documents. 581 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. The Contents of Flinchcocks Musical Museum. 42 lots
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . Fine Art - Prints. 28 lots
Zisska and Lacher. Munich. Rare Books and Prints. 1799 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. RR Auction: Fine Autograph & Artifact Auction - Internet bidstart 4/22. 888 lots

Thu. May. 12th
Ader. PARIS. Photograph Books. 344 lots
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . Antiquarian Books and Documents. 255 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Motoring, Cycling, Maritime and Railway History. 251 lots
Brunk Auctions. Asheville, NC . Books, Prints. 11 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Contemporary Art. 336 lots
Heritage Auctions. Beverly Hills. Red Dot Auction Benefitting the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity. 151 lots
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. Michel Auchiard Sale - Part 1: Books. 105 lots

Fri. May. 13th
Heritage Auctions. New York. Comics. 1234 lots
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Lancaster. Rare, Out of Print and Used Books. 499 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Military History, including the Battle of the Somme. 133 lots
Skinner. Boston. American and European Prints and Photography. 120 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Reports and Correspondence. 427 lots
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Books. 238 lots
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. Michel Auchiard Sale - Part 2: Books. 18 lots

Sat. May. 14th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Americana, Political. 319 lots
Sothebys. Paris. Comic Strips. 268 lots
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Cleveland. Fine and Decorative Arts - Prints. 329 lots

Sun. May. 15th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 5/8.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 5/8.
Northeast Auctions. Portsmouth. Portsmouth Sunday Auction - Prints. 8 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Bonhams London: Fine Books, Atlases, Manuscripts and Photographs. June 14, 2017</b>
    <b>Bonhams Jun 14:</b> Ireland - Patrick Pearse & The Easter Rising. The Order of Surrender, typed and signed (“P. H. Pearse”) and dated, 1916. £80,000 to £120,000
    <b>Bonhams Jun 14:</b> Portolan chart of the Mediterranean, centered on Sicily. Manuscript on vellum, 1637. £40,000 to £60,000
    <b>Bonhams Jun 14:</b> Goya Y Lucientes (Francisco José de). [Tauromaquia] <i> De las diferentes suertes y actitudes del arte de lidiar los toros…</i> 33 etched and aquatint plates. £15,000 to £20,000
    <b>Bonhams London: Fine Books, Atlases, Manuscripts and Photographs. June 14, 2017</b>
    <b>Bonhams Jun 14:</b> Magna Carta. Engraved Facsimile of the 1215 Magna Carta, engraved by John Pine and printed on vellum, 1733. £10,000 to £15,000
    <b>Bonhams Jun 14:</b> Swift (Jonathan). <i> Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World ... by Lemuel Gulliver</i>, 4 parts in 2 vol., first edition, Teerink's "A" edition, 1726. £10,000 to £15,000
    <b>Bonhams Jun 14:</b> Darwin (Charles), Robert Fitzroy and Philip Parker King. <i>Narrative of the Surveying Voyages of His Majesty's Ships Adventure and Beagle, Between the Years 1826 and 1836…</i>, 1839. £10,000 to £15,000
    <b>Bonhams London: Fine Books, Atlases, Manuscripts and Photographs. June 14, 2017</b>
    <b>Bonhams Jun 14:</b> Rackham (Arthur). Cinderella, in rags, standing at a window, within a framework of mice, mystical creatures and plants, from "Cinderella", [1919]. £8,000 to £12,000
    <b>Bonhams Jun 14:</b> Royal Family - St George's Chapel and Princess Charlotte. Papers of John Fisher, successively Bishop of Exeter and Bishop of Salisbury, overseer of the redecoration of St George's Chapel… £8,000 to £10,000
    <b>Bonhams Jun 14:</b> Hemingway (Ernest). <i>Fiesta [The Sun Also Rises]</i>, first English edition, Jonathan Cape, [September 1927]. £6,000 to £8,000
    <b>Bonhams London: Fine Books, Atlases, Manuscripts and Photographs. June 14, 2017</b>
    <b>Bonhams Jun 14:</b> Barlaeus (Caspar). <i> Rerum per octennium in Brasilia</i>, first edition, Amsterdam, Joannes Blaeu, 1647. £6,000 to £8,000
    <b>Bonhams Jun 14:</b> Repton (Humphry and J. Adey). <i>Fragments on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening…</i>, first edition, 1816. £5,000 to £7,000
    <b>Bonhams Jun 14:</b> United States - Photography. "360 Photos of American Scenery. Collected by Norman Selfe on the Spots Represented in 1884", [1880s]. £4,000 to £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] 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