• <b>Announcing a new Books for Sale platform hosted by Biblio!</b>
    <b>List your books simultaneously on Rare Book Hub and Biblio!</b>
  • <b>Results from Bonhams’ sale of <i>Fine Books & Manuscripts Featuring Exploration and Travel</i></b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Columbus. De Insulis nuper in mari Indico repertis. Basel, 1494. SOLD for $751,500
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Cook in Tahiti. [Playbill]. [Germany, c.1840.] SOLD for $6,250
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Aa, Pieter van der. Naaukeurige versameling der gedenk-waardigste zee en land-reysen. Leyden, 1706-8. SOLD for $35,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Dürer. Underweysung der messung [and two more]. Nuremberg, 1525-8. SOLD for $175,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Cortes, Hernan. A Pleito signed by Antonio de Mendoza in the case of Hernan Cortes. 1542. SOLD for $8750
    <b>Results from Bonhams’ <i>The Air and Space Sale</i></b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> Russian Kholod 5D67 HFL Rocket Engine. SOLD for $25,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> Neil Armstrong Apollo Era Training Glove. SOLD for $50,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> Full Scale Sputnik-1 EMC/EMI Lab Model. SOLD for $847,500
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> SOLRAD GREB Spy Satellite Engineering Dummy. SOLD for $10,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> Soviet LK-3 Lunar Lander Model. SOLD for $25,000
  • <b>Sotheby’s New York: The Magnificent Botanical Library of D. F. Allen. October 26, 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Oct. 26:</b> Redouté, Pierre Joseph, and Claude Antoine Thory. <i>Les Roses</I>. Paris: Firmin Didot, 1817–1824. Est. $225,000 to $325,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Oct. 26:</b> Trew, Jakob Christoph. <i>Hortus Nitidissimis Omnen Per Annum Superbiens Floribus</i>… Nuremberg: Johann Joseph Fleischmann, 1750 [–1786]. Est. $200,000 to $300,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Oct. 26:</b> Trew, Christoph Jakob, and Benedict Christian Vogel. <i>Plantæ Selectæ</i>…[Nuremberg:] 1750–1773; Supplement, [Augsburg:] 1790 [–1792]. Est. $200,000 to $300,000
    <b>Sotheby’s New York: The Magnificent Botanical Library of D. F. Allen. October 26, 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Oct. 26:</b> Jacquin, Nikolaus Joseph von. <i>Plantarum Rariorum Horti Caesarei Schönbrunnensis Descriptiones Et Icones.</i>Vienna; London; Leiden, 1797–1804. Est. $180,000 to $250,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Oct. 26:</b> Weinmann, Johann Wilhelm. <i>Phytanthoza Iconographia; Sive Conspectus Aliquot Millium, Tam Indigenarum Quam Exoticarum</i>… Regensburg, 1735–1737–1745. Est. $120,000 to $180,000
  • <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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29 Auctions Archived, 20 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 25 June 29 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 1 in Australian dollars, 13 in euros, 3 in British pounds, 1 in Hong Kong dollars, 1 in Swedish kronas, and 10 in US dollars.  Turnover was $11,123,297 as 8,767 lots were offered and 5,904 sold for a 67% success rate.  The Brexit vote no doubt reduced some bids this week and will impact bids further this summer.

3 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Sothebys. Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale on June 21st: $2,653,350
Australian Book Auctions. Denis Joachim Collection on June 20th: $1,553,837
Bonhams. Prints and Multiples on June 22nd: $1,336,046

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

Sothebys. Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale on June 21st: 150.42%


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

Sothebys. Impressionist and Modern Art Day Sale on June 22nd: 100.00%
Sothebys. Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale on June 21st: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 6/12 on June 19th: 98.48%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 6/12 on June 19th: 96.47%


29 total sales reported this week:

Sothebys. Boundless: Contemporary Art on June 23rd: 76.92%
Stockholms Auktionsverk. Rare Books, Maps and Manuscripts on June 21st: 75.80%
RJM Autographs and Antiques. Historic Letters, Documents, and Autographs of the 18th-19th Centuries on June 7th: 11.25%
Christies. ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND on June 16th: 0.00%
Bonhams. Prints and Multiples on June 22nd: 72.97%
Sothebys. Impressionist and Modern Art Day Sale on June 22nd: 100.00%
Dorotheum . Autographs on June 22nd: 70.93%
Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions. Antiquarian Books on June 21st: 69.63%
Australian Book Auctions. Denis Joachim Collection on June 20th: 74.06%
RR Auction. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 5/20 on June 15th: 64.06%
Grays Auctioneers. Fine Art - Prints on June 15th: 57.14%
Swann Galleries. Printed and Manuscript Americana on June 21st: 79.09%
Sothebys. Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale on June 21st: 100.00%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on June 21st: 79.63%
Vermot de Pas. Comic Strips and Original Boards, 3D, Japanese Animation on June 18th: 55.35%
Bolaffi Ambassador Auctions. Books and Autographs on June 16th: 62.57%
Bolaffi Ambassador Auctions. Books and Autographs on June 15th: 72.14%
Old World Auctions. Maps, Atlases - Internet bidstart 4/20 on May 4th: 71.88%
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH. Old and Modern Art, Modern Photography, Antiques on June 17th: 31.62%
Dorotheum . Imperial Court Memorabilia and Historical Objects on June 20th: 60.00%
Clars Auction Gallery. Prints on June 19th: 53.70%
Clars Auction Gallery. Prints on June 18th: 72.96%
ALDE. Music - Part 2 on June 18th: 46.35%
ALDE. Music on June 17th: 58.82%
Vermot de Pas. Coca Cola Collections on June 15th: 59.54%
Auctionata. Circle of Life: Photographs on June 18th: 34.38%
Auctionata. Artworks of the Post-War Era on June 18th: 13.27%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 6/12 on June 19th: 96.47%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 6/12 on June 19th: 98.48%

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys THE SCREAM on June 21st Actual price: USD $2,653,350.
  2. Sothebys JAZZ  on June 22nd Actual price: USD $677,670.
  3. Auctionata The Silence on June 18th Actual price: USD $88,140.
  4. Australian Book Auctions Prodromus Entomology. on June 20th Actual price: USD $71,100.
  5. Bonhams Seascape, from Landscapes on June 22nd Actual price: USD $64,313.
  6. Bonhams Untitled [Based on Blaze] on June 22nd Actual price: USD $53,288.
  7. Swann Galleries The Book of Mormon: An Account Written by the Hand of Mormon, upon Plates Taken from the Plates of Nephi. on June 21st Actual price: USD $52,500.
  8. Australian Book Auctions The Voyage of Governor Phillip to Botany Bay; with an Account of the Establishment of the Colonies of Port Jackson & Norfolk Island; compiled from Authentic Papers, which have been obtained from the several Departments. on June 20th Actual price: USD $52,140.
  9. Bonhams William S. Burroughs: Apocalypse on June 22nd Actual price: USD $51,450.
  10. Australian Book Auctions A Natural History of the Birds of New South Wales, Collected, Engraved and faithfully Painted after Nature. on June 20th Actual price: USD $51,192.
  11. Swann Galleries [Andre, John.] Pencil portrait of Abraham and Jannetje Cuyler of Albany, NY. on June 21st Actual price: USD $47,500.
  12. Australian Book Auctions An Epitome of the Natural History of the Insects of New Holland, New Zealand, New Guinea, Otaheite and Other Islands in the Indian, Southern and Pacific Oceans; including the Figures and Descriptions of One Hundred and Fifty-Three Species of the more Sple on June 20th Actual price: USD $47,400.
  13. Bonhams Stop and Search on June 22nd Actual price: USD $45,938.
  14. Australian Book Auctions Sketches in Australia and the adjacent Islands, selected from a number taken during the surveying voyage of H.M.S. on June 20th Actual price: USD $45,504.
  15. Dorotheum Einstein, Albert, Konvolut von 6 masch. B. m. e. U. on June 22nd Actual price: USD $45,200.
  16. Bonhams Nola (Grey Rain) on June 22nd Actual price: USD $44,100.
  17. Bonhams Made in California on June 22nd Actual price: USD $44,100.
  18. Australian Book Auctions A Specimen of the Botany of New Holland... on June 20th Actual price: USD $43,608.
  19. Australian Book Auctions Narrative of a Voyage from Sydney to Torres’ Straits, in search of the survivors of the Charles Eaton; in His Majesty’s Schooner Isabella, C.M. on June 20th Actual price: USD $41,712.
  20. Australian Book Auctions Voyage de la Corvette l’Astrolabe exécuté par Ordre du Roi, pendant les années 1826 – 1827 – 1828 – 1829, sous le commandement de M. on June 20th Actual price: USD $39,816.
  21. Australian Book Auctions Tracing from Plan of the Town of Sydney, N.S. on June 20th Actual price: USD $39,816.
  22. RR Auction George Washington LS on June 15th Actual price: USD $39,392.
  23. Australian Book Auctions Part the First Containing Six Lithographic Sketches of Scenery In & Around Sydney. on June 20th Actual price: USD $37,920.
  24. Australian Book Auctions Voyage autour du monde entrepris par Order du Roi… Zoologie, par MM. Quoy et Gaimard, médecins de l’expédition. on June 20th Actual price: USD $37,920.
  25. RR Auction Baseball Hall of Famers Collection on June 15th Actual price: USD $37,481.


For the week ahead 20 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jun. 27th
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . June Auction - Prints, Books. 47 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 72 lots

Tue. Jun. 28th
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. Rolling Stone: Edition. 246 lots
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. West Palm Beach, Florida . Palm Beach Marketplace Auction - Prints, Books. 25 lots

Wed. Jun. 29th
ALDE. Paris. Antiquarian and 19th Century Books. 280 lots
Bonhams. London. Entertainment Memorabilia. 254 lots
Purcell Auctioneers. Birr. Antiques and Collectables -Books and Prints. 84 lots
Sothebys. London. Contemporary Art Day Auction - Prints. 20 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Fine Art - Prints. 96 lots

Thu. Jun. 30th
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine and Rare Books - Art and Illustration. 450 lots
Dorotheum . Vienna. Books and Decorative Prints. 399 lots
ALDE. Paris. Original Edition, 19th-21st Centuries. 160 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. All Facets of Editions. 131 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Collect Now - Post-War and Contemporary Art. 20 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Art of the Book: Book Binding Studio of Philip Smith. 217 lots

Sat. Jul. 2nd
Gibson Auction Inc.. Orange County. Rare Americana Books and Maps. 126 lots

Sun. Jul. 3rd
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. The Empire at Fontainebleau.
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. Prints. 6 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 6/26.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 6/26.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14: 19th & 20th Century Literature</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b><br><i>The Centenary Edition of the Works of Ian Fleming</i>, one of 26 lettered sets, 18 volumes, London, 2008. $25,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> William Faulkner, <i>The Marble Faun</i>, first edition, signed & inscribed to Dorothy Wilcox by Faulkner & Phil Stone, Boston, 1924. $18,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Maurice Sendak, <i>Where the Wild Things Are</i>, first edition, signed & inscribed to William Archibald, New York, 1963. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14: 19th & 20th Century Literature</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Anne Frank, <i>Het Achterhuis</i>, first edition, in first state jacket, Amsterdam, 1947. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Roald Dahl, <i>Charlie and the Chocolate Factory</i>, first edition, signed, New York, 1964. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b><br>Ray Bradbury, <i>Fahrenheit 451</i>, first limited edition bound in Johns-Manville Quinterra, New York, 1953. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14: 19th & 20th Century Literature</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Benjamin Graham, <i>The Intelligent Investor</i>, first edition, in original dust jacket, New York, 1949. $4,500 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Anna Sewell, <i>Black Beauty</i>, first edition, inscribed, London, 1877. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Arthur Conan Doyle, <i>A Study in Scarlet</i>, first American edition, Philadelphia, 1890. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14: 19th & 20th Century Literature</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> James Fenimore Cooper, <i>The Last of the Mohicans</i>, first edition, two volumes, Philadelphia, 1826. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Amelia Earhart, <i>20 hrs. 40 mins. Our Flight in Friendship</i>, limited first edition, signed, New York, 1928. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Philip K. Dick, <i>World of Chance</i>, first edition, signed, London, 1956. $3,000 to $4,000.
  • <b>Sotheby’s London: Fine Autograph Letters and Manuscripts from a Distinguished Private Collection. Part I: Music. 26 October 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s London Oct 26:</b> Beethoven, Ludwig van. Autograph Manuscript of the Canon "Ewig Dein" Woo 161, signed at the end ("...[Ewig] Dein...Freund Ludwig Van Beethowen"). Est. £120,000 to £150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London Oct 26:</b> Brahms, Johannes. Autograph Manuscript of the "Geistliches Wiegenlied", Op.91 No.2, for Contralto, Viola And Piano, the original version of 1864, signed and inscribed at the end by the composer. Est. £200,000 to £250,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London Oct 26:</b> Chopin, Frédéric. Autograph Manuscript of the Opening of the Étude Op.25 No.2, in A-Flat Major, signed and dated ("Paris Ce 28 Avril F. Chopin"). Est. £100,000 to £150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London: Fine Autograph Letters and Manuscripts from a Distinguished Private Collection. Part I: Music. 26 October 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s London Oct 26:</b> Haydn, Joseph. Autograph Letter Signed ("Jos Haydn[Paraph]"), to the Baden Choirmaster Anton Stoll, 30 July 1802. Est. £20,000 to £30,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London Oct 26:</b> Verdi, Giuseppe. Autograph Working Manuscript of a scene from Ernani. Est. £100,000 to £150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London Oct 26:</b> Verdi, Giuseppe. Highly Important Series of Thirty-Six Autograph Letters Signed to The Librettist Salvadore Cammarano, written between 1844 And 1851, the greater part unpublished and unrecorded. Est. £250,000 to £300,000
  • <b>Sotheby’s Paris: Books & Manuscripts. 30 October 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, Oct. 30:</b> MARCEL PROUST. Du côté de chez Swann. Grasset, 1913. First edition. One of 5 copies on Japan paper, inscribed by the author to Louis Brun. Est. €400,000 - 600,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, Oct. 30:</b> Saint-Exupéry. <i>25 Autograph Illustrated Letters to his Friend Charles Sallès</i>. Est. €30,000-50,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, Oct. 30:</b> French Revolution, 1793. Déclaration des droits de l’Homme. 2,55 x 1,30m. A monumental wallpaper poster of the 1793 version, with hand-colored highlights. Unique copy. Est. €100,000 - 150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, Oct. 30:</b> GIAMBATTISTA PIRANESI. <i>Vedute di Roma</i>, 1748-1775. 107 etchings. An exceptional copy, printed and bound before 1780. Est. €50,000 - 80,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, Oct. 30:</b> Picasso, Pablo -- Fernando de Rojas. LA CÉLESTINE. [PARIS, EDITIONS DE L'ATELIER CROMMELYNCK, 1971.] One of the 30 copies hors commerce (n° X). 66 original etchings by Picasso. Signed. Est. €30,000 - €35,000