• <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>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 Early Unpublished Darwin letter on the races of man.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>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>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

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30 Auctions Archived, 19 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday July 2nd, 30 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Database; 1 in Swiss francs, 12 in euros, 2 in British pounds, and 15 in US dollars.  Turnover was $6,820,785 as 6,460 lots were offered and 4,526 sold for a 70% success rate.

 

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

OSENAT20th Century Spirit on June 25th: 166.80% 
Pierre Berge and AssociesRolling Stone: Edition on June 28th: 106.98% 


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

Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 6/19 on June 26th: 99.64% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsThe Golden Age of Magic Posters - The Nielsen Collection - Part 1 on June 25th: 97.22% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 6/19 on June 26th: 96.39% 
Alaska AuctionBooks, Posters, Prints on June 23rd: 90.24% 
PBA GalleriesFine and Rare Books - Art and Illustration on June 30th: 84.89% 
 


30 total sales reported this week: 

Philobiblon AuctionsRARE AND ANCIENT BOOKS, INCLUDING AN IMPORTANT COLLECTION OF ALDINE EDITIONS AND RENAISSANCE BINDIN on June 22nd: 55.28% 
AuctionataCollect Now - Post-War and Contemporary Art on June 30th: 25.00% 
AuctionataAll Facets of Editions on June 30th: 35.88% 
PBA GalleriesFine and Rare Books - Art and Illustration on June 30th: 84.89% 
SothebysContemporary Art Day Auction - Prints on June 29th: 70.00% 
Purcell AuctioneersAntiques and Collectables -Books and Prints on June 29th: 45.24% 
BonhamsEntertainment Memorabilia on June 29th: 68.11% 
Leslie Hindman AuctioneersPalm Beach Marketplace Auction - Prints, Books on June 28th: 64.00% 
Pierre Berge and AssociesRolling Stone: Edition on June 28th: 65.85% 
Winter AssociatesJune Auction - Prints, Books on June 27th: 51.06% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on June 28th: 76.39% 
Mid Hudson Auction GalleriesCollectibles - Prints on June 25th: 73.68% 
Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic BooksellersNumismatic Books on June 25th: 54.35% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsThe Golden Age of Magic Posters - The Nielsen Collection - Part 1 on June 25th: 97.22% 
OSENAT20th Century Spirit on June 25th: 75.00% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 6/19 on June 26th: 96.39% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 6/19 on June 26th: 99.64% 
Koller AuctionsPrints, Multiples and Photography on June 25th: 77.64% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersThree Centuries of Style: Fine & Decorative Arts from the 18th, 19th and Early 20th Centuries - Prin on June 25th: 66.67% 
AuctionataThat's Entertainment! - A Collection of Original Scripts, Ephemera & Memorabilia on June 24th: 5.45% 
Alaska AuctionBooks, Posters, Prints on June 23rd: 90.24% 
Kedem AuctionIsraeli Culture of the 60's, 70's, and 80's on June 22nd: 62.10% 
Gonnelli Casa DAstePrints on June 14th: 44.47% 
PandolfiniPrints and Drawings from the 16th to the 20th Century - Books on June 23rd: 74.79% 
Adams Amsterdam AuctionsFine Art - Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints, Photos, Books on June 23rd: 66.67% 
Kestenbaum and CompanyFine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Holy Land Maps and Ceremonial Objects on June 23rd: 59.87% 
RR AuctionPop Culture - Internet Bidstart 6/15 on June 23rd: 59.13% 
EldredsFine and Decorative Arts - Prints on June 23rd: 67.80% 
AderLetters and Autograph Manuscripts - Day 2 on June 23rd: 53.33% 
AderLetters and Autograph Manuscripts on June 22nd: 64.88% 

 
 
Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys PRIMER on June 29th Actual price: USD $167,500.
  2. Heritage Auctions Prince Owned And Played Custom Made Signature Yellow Cloud Guitar (Circa 1988-1994). on June 25th Actual price: USD $137,500.
  3. Bonhams The Beatles: a rare autographed 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' album, signed on the gatefold sleeve by John Lennon, Paul McCartney George Harrison and Ringo Starr [later], on June 29th Actual price: USD $99,830.
  4. RR Auction John F. Kennedy Handwritten Letter to Mary Pinchot Meyer on June 23rd Actual price: USD $88,971.
  5. Bonhams Queen: Freddie Mercury's lyric notebook, circa 1988-1990, on June 29th Actual price: USD $83,750.
  6. Sothebys I. LUTZ, ALEX, SUZANNE AND CHRISTOPH ON BEACH II. JOY RAY III. CORINNE ON GLOUCESTER PLACE IV. MIKE PICKERING V. CHOIR VI. LUTZ & ALEX HOLDING EACH OTHER VII. OPERATING THEATER I VIII. CORNEL, ZURICH IX. HONG KONG TV REPORTER on June 29th Actual price: USD $75,375.
  7. RR Auction John F. Kennedy’s Rocking Chair on June 23rd Actual price: USD $74,938.
  8. Kestenbaum and Company Siddur [Weekday, Sabbath and Festival prayers. Includes Passover Hagadah and Ethics of the Fathers]. According to Aschkenazic rite. on June 23rd Actual price: USD $73,800.
  9. Pierre Berge and Associes Correspondance adressée à FélixBracquemond. on June 28th Actual price: USD $62,906.
  10. Sothebys SUBSTRAT 35 II on June 29th Actual price: USD $58,625.
  11. Pierre Berge and Associes Les Métamorphoses, eaux-fortes originales de Picasso on June 28th Actual price: USD $54,251.
  12. Sothebys LIGHTER 63 on June 29th Actual price: USD $46,900.
  13. Pandolfini DAS WERK VON GUSTAV KLIMT Hugo Heller. Vienna 1918. on June 23rd Actual price: USD $46,750.
  14. Kestenbaum and Company Miniature Sepher Torah written on vellum in an Aschkenazi square Hebrew hand. on June 23rd Actual price: USD $46,125.
  15. Potter and Potter Auctions Houdini Presents His Own Original Invention. The Greatest Sensational Mystery Ever Attempted In This or Any Other Age. on June 25th Actual price: USD $45,600.
  16. Heritage Auctions John Lennon Signed Copy Of Double Fantasy Owned By a Dakota Employee Who Attended To Lennon On The Night He Was Shot (Geffen GHS 2001, 1980). on June 25th Actual price: USD $42,500.
  17. Sothebys JOE 2064 on June 29th Actual price: USD $41,875.
  18. Ader Alexander CALDER Manuscrit autographe signé on June 22nd Actual price: USD $41,250.
  19. Sothebys ABSTRAKTES BILD (P1) on June 29th Actual price: USD $40,200.
  20. Kestenbaum and Company (RaYa”Tz. Sixth Grand Rabbi of Lubavitch, 1880-1950). on June 23rd Actual price: USD $39,360.
  21. Pandolfini Peripateticarum quaestionum libri quinque. on June 23rd Actual price: USD $38,500.
  22. Ader Stéphane MALLARMÉ Éventail avec poème autographe signé ; éventail plié de papier japonais décoré on June 22nd Actual price: USD $37,125.
  23. Sothebys LAKE SUPERIOR, JACOBS CREEK FALLS on June 29th Actual price: USD $36,850.
  24. Heritage Auctions Billie Holiday Concert Poster (Joe Glaser Presents, 1949), Extremely Rare. on June 25th Actual price: USD $35,000.
  25. Bonhams The Beatles / Peter Blake: A rare cut-out used on the 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' album cover of Bobby Breen, signed by Sir Peter Blake [later], on June 29th Actual price: USD $33,500.



For the week ahead 19 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jul. 4th
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Comic Strips. 233 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 116 lots

Tue. Jul. 5th
Sothebys. London. Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts. 71 lots
Ader. PARIS. Illustrated and Modern Books. 134 lots
Christies. London - King Street. Fifty Prints by Rembrandt Van Rijn - A Private English Collection. 50 lots

Wed. Jul. 6th
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Western Manuscripts and Miniatures. 112 lots

Thu. Jul. 7th
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Autographs, Documents, Ancient and Modern Books. 409 lots
John McInnis Auctioneers. Amesbury. Hopedale Mass. On Site Auction. 46 lots
Minerva Auctions Roma. Roma. Books, Autographs and Prints - Session 1. 325 lots

Fri. Jul. 8th
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Lancaster. Rare, Out of Print and Used Books. 470 lots
Minerva Auctions Roma. Roma. Books, Autographs and Prints - Session 2. 287 lots
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Marine and Science. 10 lots
Minerva Auctions Roma. Roma. Books, Autographs and Prints - Session 3. 245 lots

Sat. Jul. 9th
Brunk Auctions. Asheville, NC . Books, Prints. 81 lots
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . July Estate Auction. 36 lots
Artcurial. Paris. Automobilia. 48 lots

Sun. Jul. 10th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 7/3.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 7/3.
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books, Art, Ephemera, and Collectibles.

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>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>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