• <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>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
  • <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

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19 Auctions Archived, 19 Sales Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday 16 July 2016 19 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 7 denominated in euros, 5 in British pounds, and 7 in US dollars.  Turnover was $20,109,979 as 3,596 lots were offered and 2,595 sold for a 72% success rate.  The list of top 25 lots this week tells the story of continuing interest at the top of the field.

3 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Christies. Valuable Books and Manuscripts on July 13th: $9,205,846
Christies. THE GIANCARLO BELTRAME LIBRARY OF SCIENTIFIC BOOKS, PART I on July 13th: $7,148,328
Sothebys. English Literature, History, Children's Books & Illustrations on July 12th: $2,062,472

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

Kedem Auction. Books, Chassidim, Manuscripts, Rabbinic Letters on July 11th: 166.67%
John McInnis Auctioneers. Hopedale Mass. On Site Auction on July 7th: 146.08%
Kedem Auction. Manuscripts, Graphics on July 12th: 143.26%
Artcurial. Automobilia on July 9th: 110.16%
Minerva Auctions Roma. Books, Autographs and Prints - Session 3 on July 8th: 109.64%


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

Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 7/3 on July 10th: 99.38%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 7/3 on July 10th: 99.11%
John McInnis Auctioneers. Hopedale Mass. On Site Auction on July 7th: 97.83%
Artcurial. Automobilia on July 9th: 87.50%
Kedem Auction. Books, Chassidim, Manuscripts, Rabbinic Letters on July 11th: 85.49%


19 total sales reported this week:

Tooveys. Prints on July 13th: 70.37%
Auctionata. Decorate. Art Deco, Bauhaus, Contemporary Collectibles - Prints on July 13th: 27.27%
Christies. Valuable Books and Manuscripts on July 13th: 65.29%
Christies. THE GIANCARLO BELTRAME LIBRARY OF SCIENTIFIC BOOKS, PART I on July 13th: 65.00%
Auctionata. Castle of Style: Books on July 12th: 19.05%
Sothebys. English Literature, History, Children's Books & Illustrations on July 12th: 73.31%
Kedem Auction. Manuscripts, Graphics on July 12th: 62.28%
Tooveys. Antiquarian and Collectors Books on July 11th: 62.96%
Kedem Auction. Books, Chassidim, Manuscripts, Rabbinic Letters on July 11th: 85.49%
Auctionata. Figurative Art of the 20th and 21st Centuries on July 11th: 4.41%
Auctionata. Abstract Art of the 21st Century - Prints on July 11th: 16.67%
Michaans Auctions. July Estate Auction on July 9th: 72.22%
Brunk Auctions. Books, Prints on July 9th: 72.84%
Artcurial. Automobilia on July 9th: 87.50%
Minerva Auctions Roma. Books, Autographs and Prints - Session 3 on July 8th: 45.31%
Minerva Auctions Roma. Books, Autographs and Prints - Session 2 on July 8th: 34.49%
John McInnis Auctioneers. Hopedale Mass. On Site Auction on July 7th: 97.83%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 7/3 on July 10th: 99.11%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 7/3 on July 10th: 99.38%

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Christies Autograph music manuscript, titled and signed in autograph 'Prelude [-- Fuga – Allegro] pour la Luth. ò Cembal. Par J.S. Bach', for the Prelude, Fugue and Allegro for lute or keyboard in E flat major, BWV 998 on July 13th Actual price: USD $3,324,420.
  2. Christies Hortus Eystettensis. on July 13th Actual price: USD $2,548,260.
  3. Christies De libris revolutionum eruditissimi viri...Doctoris Nicolai Copernici… Narratio prima. on July 13th Actual price: USD $2,400,420.
  4. Christies Sidereus nuncius magna, longeque admirabilia spectacula pandens. on July 13th Actual price: USD $415,140.
  5. Christies Aequatorium Astronomicum. Ad lectorem: Sydera gyrato passim currentia coelo Volvat ut aequato pondere cuncta polus Orbibus aspectus varios hinc inde rotatis Lector sydereum hoc visere spondet opus. on July 13th Actual price: USD $383,460.
  6. Christies A Swiss silver open-face pocket watch. on July 13th Actual price: USD $351,780.
  7. Christies Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica. on July 13th Actual price: USD $351,780.
  8. Christies Versuche über Pflanzen-Hybriden'. on July 13th Actual price: USD $320,100.
  9. Christies Le operazioni del compasso geometrico, et militare. [Bound with:] Difesa contro alle calunnie & imposture di Baldessare Capra. on July 13th Actual price: USD $320,100.
  10. Christies SPHÆRA STELLISERA. In qua, ut speculo quodam firmamenti, universum Sijderu ornatum, ac stellarum ordinem summa, quâ fieri potuit, industriâ à Guilielmo Ianßonio, magni Tychonis quondam discipulo, accuratiss[im]e dispositum. on July 13th Actual price: USD $264,660.
  11. Christies Divina proportione. Opera a tutti glingegni perspicaci e curiosi necessaria. Ove ciascun studioso de philosophia: prospective picture sculptura: architectura: musica: e alter mathematice. on July 13th Actual price: USD $256,740.
  12. Christies Cinco tratados. on July 13th Actual price: USD $193,380.
  13. Christies Opera, in Greek. With works by Galen (129-199? A.D.), Theophrastus (c.370-c.287 B.C.), Philo Judaeus (c.30 B.C.-45 A.D.), Alexander Aphrodisiensis (fl. early 3rd century), and other authors. on July 13th Actual price: USD $193,380.
  14. Christies Mundus Subterraneus. on July 13th Actual price: USD $193,380.
  15. Christies De lateribus et angulis triangulorum, tum planorum rectilineorum tum sphaericorum, libellus eruditissimus & utilissimus… Additus est canon semissium subtensarum rectarum linearum in circulo. on July 13th Actual price: USD $177,540.
  16. Christies Instauratio magna. [Novum organum]. on July 13th Actual price: USD $177,540.
  17. Christies THE VON ERLACH 'HOLY SHROUD' PRAYERBOOK, in Latin and German, manuscript on vellum with illuminations by the Master of Claude de France on July 13th Actual price: USD $153,780.
  18. Christies Elementa geometriae. on July 13th Actual price: USD $149,028.
  19. Christies A brown leather 'Cossack' jacket by Levi, Strauss & Co on July 13th Actual price: USD $145,860.
  20. Christies Poésies. Eaux-fortes originales de Henri-Matisse. on July 13th Actual price: USD $137,940.
  21. Christies Quadrans vetus, in Latin, decorated manuscript on vellum on July 13th Actual price: USD $137,940.
  22. Christies Dos Libros de Cosmographia. on July 13th Actual price: USD $137,940.
  23. Christies Autograph letter signed ('Martinus Luther') to the theologian Jacob Montanus ('Jacobo Spirensi'), Wittenberg, 'Dominica post Jacobi' on July 13th Actual price: USD $130,020.
  24. Sothebys A COLLECTION OF FIVE WORKS, FOUR RELATING TO CAPTAIN BLIGH AND THE BOUNTY, ONE INSCRIBED BY BLIGH, COMPRISING: on July 12th Actual price: USD $128,700.
  25. Sothebys HEIMSOETH & RINKE, 1943, SERIAL NUMBER A15155 on July 12th Actual price: USD $123,750.

 

For the week ahead 19 sales are scheduled: 

Mon. Jul. 18th 
Sothebys. London. The Patricia Milne-Henderson Collection: Books on Coins, Medals and Antiquities - Internet bidstart. 115 lots 
Rossini. Paris. 19th Century Modern and Contemporary Prints - Internet bidstart 7/6. 60 lots 

Tue. Jul. 19th 
Winner's Auctions and Exhibitions. Jerusalem. Judaica, Books and Manuscripts. 400 lots 
Potomack Company. Alexandria. Online Books, Prints. 43 lots 

Wed. Jul. 20th 
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Documents. 437 lots 
Bonhams. New York. Space History. 208 lots 
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . Fine Art - Prints, Books. 92 lots 
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Antiquarian and Contemporary Books and Documents. 296 lots 

Thu. Jul. 21st 
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Children's and Illustrated Books. 349 lots 
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Modern and Contemporary Editions. 393 lots 
Charlton Hall. West Columbia, SC. Six Centuries at Auction - Books, Prints. 19 lots 
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Fine Sale - Books. 230 lots 
RR Auction. Amherst. RR Auction: Olympic Auction - Internet bidstart 7/14. 148 lots 

Sat. Jul. 23rd 
Goldberg Coins and Collectibles. LOS ANGELES. The Stamps, Manuscripts and Space Memorabilia Sale. 425 lots 
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Three Ring Auction!. 601 lots 

Sun. Jul. 24th 
Copley Fine Art Auctions. Boston. Sporting Sale - Fine Art Prints
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 7/17
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 7/17
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books, Art, Ephemera, and Collectibles

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

 

 
 
  • <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…
  • <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.