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 Early Unpublished Darwin letter on the races of man.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

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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>Forum Auctions:<br>The Moon: Vintage NASA Photographs 1964-1972 (Online Only). Now through October 18</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Now thru Oct. 18:</b> "The world's first view of the Earth taken by a spacecraft from the vicinity of the Moon" (NASA), Lunar Orbiter 1, 23 August 1966. Est. £600 to £800
    <b>Forum Auctions, Now thru Oct. 18:</b> Anders (William). The first Earthrise seen by Man, Apollo 8, December 1968. Est. £1,500 to £2,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Now thru Oct. 18:</b> Armstrong (Neil). The first photograph taken by Armstrong after setting foot on the Moon, Apollo 11, July 1969. Est. £600 to £800
    <b>Forum Auctions:<br>The Moon: Vintage NASA Photographs 1964-1972 (Online Only). Now through October 18</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Now thru Oct. 18:</b> Aldrin (Buzz). Aldrin's bootprint in the pristine lunar dust, Apollo 11, July 1969. Est. £600 to £800
    <b>Forum Auctions, Now thru Oct. 18:</b> Armstrong (Neil). Buzz Aldrin with the LM and Armstrong reflected in his visor, Apollo 11, July 1969. Est. £1,000 to £1,500
    <b>Forum Auctions, Now thru Oct. 18:</b> Full Moon seen from the receding spacecraft, Apollo 13, April 1970. Est £300 to £500
    <b>Forum Auctions:<br>The Moon: Vintage NASA Photographs 1964-1972 (Online Only). Now through October 18</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Now thru Oct. 18:</b> Craters Copernicus and Reinhold, Apollo 12, November 1969. Est. £300 to £500
    <b>Forum Auctions, Now thru Oct. 18:</b> Conrad (Pete). The photographer reflected in Alan Bean's gold-plated sun visor, Apollo 12, November 1969. Est. £800 to £1,200
    <b>Forum Auctions, Now thru Oct. 18:</b> Scott (David). James Irwin and the Rover, Mount Hadley beyond, Apollo 15, August 1951. Est. £400 to £600
    <b>Forum Auctions:<br>The Moon: Vintage NASA Photographs 1964-1972 (Online Only). Now through October 18</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Now thru Oct. 18:</b> Duke (Charles). John Young's jumping salute in lunar gravity, Apollo 16, April 1972. Est. £600 to £800
    <b>Forum Auctions, Now thru Oct. 18:</b> Cernan (Eugene). Harrison Schmitt with the flag, the Earth overhead, Apollo 17, December 1972. Est. £800 to £1,200
    <b>Forum Auctions, Now thru Oct. 18:</b> Evans (Ronald). The last Earthrise over the Moon seen by man, Apollo 17, December 1972. Est. £800 to £1,200
  • <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>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.
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