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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 Apr 26:</b> Jacques-Émile Ruhlmann, wallpaper sample book, circa 1919. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Archive from a late office of the Breuer & Smith architectural team, New York, 1960-70s. $3,500 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> William Morris, <i>The Story of the Glittering Plain or the Land of Living Men,</i> illustrated by Walter Crane, Kelmscott Press, Hammersmith, 1894. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Gustave Doré, <i>La Sainte Bible selon la Vulgate,</i> Tours, 1866. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Gustav Klimt & Max Eisler, <i>Eine Nachlese,</i> complete set, Vienna, 1931. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b><br>Eric Allatini & Gerda Wegener, <i>Sur Talons Rouges,</i> with original watercolor by Wegener, Paris, 1929. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b><br>C.P. Cavafy, <i>Fourteen Poems,</i> illustrated & signed by David Hockney, London, 1966. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Jean Midolle, <i>Spécimen des Écritures Modernes...</i>, Strasbourg, 1834-35. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b><br>E.A. Seguy, <i>Floréal: Dessins & Coloris Nouveaux,</i> Paris, 1925. $3,000 to $4,000.
  • <b>Bonhams: Results from Fine Books and Manuscripts on March 9, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN. Autograph Manuscript sketch-leaf part of the score of the Scottish Songs, "Sunset" Op. 108 no 2. [Vienna, February 1818]. Inscribed by Alexander Wheelock Thayer. SOLD for $131,250
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> Violin belonging to Albert Einstein, presented to him by Oscar H. Steger, 1933. SOLD for $516,500
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> EINSTEIN, ALBERT. Autograph Letter Signed ("Papa") to his son Hans Albert, discussing his involvement with the atomic bomb, September 2, 1945. SOLD for $106,250
    <b>Bonhams: Results from Fine Books and Manuscripts on March 9, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> HAMILTON, ALEXANDER. Autograph Letter Signed, to Baron von Steuben, with extensive notes of Von Steuben's aide Benjamin Walker, June 12, 1780. SOLD for $16,250
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> NEWTON, ISAAC. Autograph Manuscript in Latin, being detailed instructions on making the philosopher's stone. 8 pp. 1790s. SOLD for $275,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> 1869 Inauguration Bible of President Ulysses S. Grant. SOLD for $118,750
  • <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> E.H. SHEPARD, Original drawing for A.A. Milne’s The House at Pooh Corner.<br>$40,000-60,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> BERNARD RATZER, Plan of the City of New York in North America, surveyed in the years 1766 & 1767. $80,000-100,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> THOMAS JEFFERSON, Autograph letter signed comparing Logan, Tecumseh, and Little Turtle to the Spartans. Monticello: 15 February 1821. $14,000-18,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> JOHN C. FREMONT, Narrative of the Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains, in the Year 1842.. Abridged edition, the only one containing the folding map From the Sporting Library of Arnold “Jake” Johnson. $3,000-5,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> ZANE GREY, Album containing 94 large format photographs of Grey and party at Catalina Island, Arizona, and fishing in the Pacific. From the Sporting Library of Arnold “Jake” Johnson. $5,000-$8,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> WILLIAM COMBE, A History of Madeira ... illustrative of the Costumes, Manners, and Occupations of the Inhabitants. produced by Ackermann in 1821; From the Sporting Library of Jake Johnson. $2,000-$3,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> ERIC TAVERNER, Salmon Fishing... One of 275 copies signed by Taverner, published in 1931,From the Sporting Library of Jake Johnson. $2,000-$3,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> JOHN WHITEHEAD, Exploration of Mount Kina Balu, North Borneo. Whitehead reached the high point of Kinabalu in 1888. Part of a major group of travel books from the Sporting Library of Jake Johnson. $2,000-$3,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> JOHN LONG, Voyages and Travels of an Indian Interpreter and Trader, describing the Manners and Customs of the North American Indians... The first edition of 1791. $3,000-$5,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> SAMUEL BECKETT, Stirrings Still. This, Beckett’s last work of fiction with original lithographs by Le Brocquy, limited to 200 copies signed by the author and the artist. From the Estate of Howard Kaminsky.. $1,500-$2,500
  • <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Charles Darwin on sexuality and the transmission of hereditary characteristics: Autograph Letter Signed to Lawson Tait. Down, 17 January [1877].
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> MILTON, JOHN. <i>Paradise Lost. A Poem written in ten books.</i> London: 1667. A very rare example with the contemporary binding untouched and with a 1667 title page.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Hamilton secures the ratification of the Constitution: <i>The Debates and Proceedings of the Convention of the State of New-York, assembled at Poughkeespsie, on the 17th June, 1788.</i>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> The social contract “Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains”: ROUSSEAU, JEAN-JACQUES. <i>Principes du Droit Politique [Du Contract Social]</i>. Amsterdam: Michel Rey, 1762
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> “The first English textbook on geometrical land-measurement and surveying”: BENESE, RICHARD. <i>This Boke Sheweth the Maner of Measurynge All Maner of Lande…</i>