• <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>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>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

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24 Auctions Archived, 17 Sales Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday 23 July 24 sales were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 2 denominated in euros, 3 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 20 in US dollars.  Turnover was $5,087,337 as 7,449 lots were offered and 5,472 sold for a 73% success rate.

 

1 auction saw total proceeds reach a million dollars: 


Profiles in History. Hollywood Auction - Day 2 on June 30th: $1,191,222



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

Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Fine Sale - Books on July 21st: 180.14%
Profiles in History. Hollywood Auction - Day 1 on June 29th: 156.80%
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Prints on July 12th: 122.47%


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

Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Midsummer's Evening Sale - Prints on July 15th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 7/10 on July 17th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 7/10 on July 17th: 96.59%
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Rare, Out of Print and Used Books on July 8th: 92.77%
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Prints on July 12th: 90.00%
Clars Auction Gallery. Prints on July 16th: 84.42%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Fine Sale - Books on July 21st: 82.61%


24 total sales reported this week:

RR Auction. RR Auction: Fine Autographs and Artifacts - Internet bidstart 6/26 on July 13th: 61.40%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Fine Sale - Books on July 21st: 82.61%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Modern and Contemporary Editions on July 21st: 52.16%
Morton Subastas. Antiquarian and Contemporary Books and Documents on July 20th: 47.30%
Bonhams. Space History on July 20th: 72.60%
Grays Auctioneers. Fine Art - Prints, Books on July 20th: 60.87%
Potomack Company. Online Books, Prints on July 19th: 58.14%
Winner's Auctions and Exhibitions. Judaica, Books and Manuscripts on July 19th: 66.25%
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Prints on July 12th: 90.00%
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Rare, Out of Print and Used Books on July 8th: 92.77%
Profiles in History. Hollywood Auction - Day 1 on June 29th: 64.09%
Profiles in History. Hollywood Auction - Day 3 on July 1st: 69.81%
Profiles in History. Hollywood Auction - Day 2 on June 30th: 67.15%
Rossini. 19th Century Modern and Contemporary Prints - Internet bidstart 7/6 on July 18th: 26.67%
Neal Auction Company. Prints and Books on July 17th: 69.23%
Clars Auction Gallery. Prints on July 17th: 68.63%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 7/10 on July 17th: 96.59%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 7/10 on July 17th: 100.00%
Neal Auction Company. Books and Prints on July 16th: 59.46%
Clars Auction Gallery. Prints on July 16th: 84.42%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Midsummer's Evening Sale - Prints on July 15th: 100.00%
Auctionata. Valuable Books on July 14th: 20.00%
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 7/7 on July 14th: 37.68%
Eldreds. Summer Market Sale - Books, Prints on July 14th: 79.17%

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Profiles in History Bert Lahr "Cowardly Lion" prop "Witch Remover" from The Wizard of Oz. on June 30th Actual price: USD $114,000.
  2. Bonhams MICHAEL COLLINS' FLOWN CREW-SIGNED APOLLO 11 EMBLEM on July 20th Actual price: USD $110,000.
  3. Profiles in History The Wizard of Oz vintage original 1-sheet style C poster. on June 30th Actual price: USD $48,000.
  4. Winner's Auctions and Exhibitions "Seder Birkat haMazon" (Grace After Meals), a unique manuscript of a court Jew, Austria/Germany, c. 1740 on July 19th Actual price: USD $48,000.
  5. Bonhams FLOWN APOLLO 11 FLIGHT PLAN SHEET - MISSION DAY ONE on July 20th Actual price: USD $47,500.
  6. Profiles in History Collection of (5000+) original vintage and contemporary entertainment photographs. on June 29th Actual price: USD $45,000.
  7. Profiles in History Collection of (5000+) original vintage and contemporary entertainment photographs. on June 29th Actual price: USD $45,000.
  8. Profiles in History Walt Disney historical archive of (8) letters relating to the making of Fantasia and Disney projects on June 30th Actual price: USD $42,000.
  9. Profiles in History Collection of (5000+) original vintage and contemporary entertainment photographs. on June 29th Actual price: USD $42,000.
  10. Bonhams FLOWN APOLLO 11 CHECKLIST SHEET TAKEN TO THE LUNAR SURFACE on July 20th Actual price: USD $40,000.
  11. Bonhams FLOWN APOLLO 11 NAVIGATIONAL CHART TAKEN TO THE LUNAR SURFACE on July 20th Actual price: USD $40,000.
  12. Profiles in History Jude Law "Ted Pikul" prop ID card from eXistenZ. on July 1st Actual price: USD $39,000.
  13. Profiles in History Dick Purcell "Captain America" tunic, cowl, and belt buckle from the Captain America Republic serial. on June 30th Actual price: USD $39,000.
  14. Bonhams LARGE LUNAR NEAR SIDE CHART, SIGNED BY 20TH CENTURY SURFACE EXPLORERS on July 20th Actual price: USD $37,500.
  15. Profiles in History King Kong original Mondo poster artwork by William Stout. on June 30th Actual price: USD $36,000.
  16. Profiles in History Snoopy and the gang production cel on a painted custom background from A Charlie Brown Christmas. on June 30th Actual price: USD $36,000.
  17. Profiles in History Charles Schulz original Peanuts daily comic strip art featuring "Snoopy" and "Sally". on June 30th Actual price: USD $33,000.
  18. Profiles in History Patrick Stewart "Captain Picard" (320+) personal Star Trek: TNG script & production archive. on July 1st Actual price: USD $30,000.
  19. Profiles in History Original "The Star Wars" script from August 1975 used at first reading, signed by George Lucas. on July 1st Actual price: USD $27,000.
  20. Profiles in History Tom Tyler "Captain Marvel" costume from Adventures of Captain Marvel Republic serial. on June 30th Actual price: USD $27,000.
  21. Profiles in History The Wizard of Oz vintage original script. on June 30th Actual price: USD $24,000.
  22. Profiles in History Ken Anderson archives of designs for an unproduced African-themed attraction at Walt Disney World. on June 30th Actual price: USD $24,000.
  23. Profiles in History (100,000++) vintage and contemporary film and television scene stills and photographic portraits. on June 29th Actual price: USD $24,000.
  24. Profiles in History Ruth Sanderson original Santa Claus illustration for The Night Before Christmas. on June 30th Actual price: USD $22,800.
  25. Profiles in History Tom Ray original drawing featuring "The Grinch" from How the Grinch Stole Christmas! on June 30th Actual price: USD $21,600.


For the week ahead 17 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jul. 25th
Vermot de Pas. Paris. NASA Photographs. 146 lots
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . Americana - Books and Prints. 39 lots

Tue. Jul. 26th
Auctionata. Berlin. Addicted to Paper: Prints and Photographs. 209 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Rare Paper Works of the 19th and 20th Centuries. 116 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Abstract World: Post-War Art - Prints. 123 lots
Archives International Auctions. FORT LEE,. Archives International Part XXXIV. 1150 lots

Wed. Jul. 27th
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Books and Works on Paper. 285 lots
Purcell Auctioneers. Birr. Antiques and Collectables -Books and Prints. 40 lots

Thu. Jul. 28th
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Beatrix Potter:Books & Works on Paper,inc. John R. Cawood Collection. 62 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare AmericanaRare Americana & Travel, with Books & Maps from the Warren Heckrotte Collection. 541 lots
Sothebys. New York. Contemporary Living - Prints. 140 lots

Sat. Jul. 30th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters. 1004 lots
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. Comic Art. 122 lots
Case Antiques, Inc.. Knoxville. Summer Historic Antiques and Art Auction - Books, Photographs, Letters, Maps. 152 lots
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. The Frank Darabont Collection Auction. 76 lots

Sun. Jul. 31st
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 7/24.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 7/24.

 

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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
  • <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