• <b>ALDE - Modern Illustrated Books - Original Drawings. 22 November 2017</b>
    <b>ALDE, Nov. 22:</b> DEGAS (Edgar). Danseuses au repos. Charcoal drawing. 30,000€ to 40,000€
    <b>ALDE, Nov. 22:</b> ERNST (Max). Une Semaine de bonté ou Les Sept éléments capitaux. Deuxième cahier. L'Eau. 1934. With an original collage signed by Max Ernst. 15,000€ to 20,000€
    <b>ALDE, Nov. 22:</b> BALZAC (Honoré de). Le Chef-d’œuvre inconnu. 1931. Illustrated edition by Pablo Picasso of 12 original etchings. 20,000€ to 30,000€
    <b>ALDE, Nov. 22:</b> GIACOMETTI (Alberto). Paris sans fin. 1969. Last illustrated book of Giacometti. 15,000€ to 20,000€
  • <b>Bonhams: History of Science and Technology. Wednesday, December 6, 2017. New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 95. Turing. <i>Systems of Logic Based on Ordinals</i>. Offprint. London, 1939. Robin Gandy's Copy. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 98. Zernike, Fritz. The 1953 Nobel Prize for Physics: The Invention of the Phase-Contrast Microscope. $100,000 to $150,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 111. Apple 1 Computer, operational, with exceptional provenance. $400,000 to $600,000
    <b>Bonhams: Voices of the 20th Century. Wednesday, December 6, 2017. New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1074. Bruce, Lenny. An unreleased 16 mm film by "Count" Lewis DePasquale featuring Lenny Bruce. $7,000 to $10,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1254. Hirohito. Manuscript in Japanese, "The Emperor's Monologue," transcribed by Terasaki Hidenari. $100,000 to $150,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1095. Goldman. Emma. Large archive of correspondence, much of it to Warren Starr Van Valkenburgh. $70,000 to $100,000
    <b>Bonhams: History of Science and Technology. Wednesday, December 6, 2017. New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 109. Wozniak and Jobs. The First Digital "Blue Box", Berkeley, 1972. $30,000 to $50,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 46. Newton, Isaac. <i>Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica</i>. 1st issue. London, 1687. $300,000 to $500,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 49. Newton. Autograph Manuscript in English, a portion of a draft of Newton's study on revelation. $15,000 to $20,000
    <b>Bonhams: Voices of the 20th Century. Wednesday, December 6, 2017. New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1027. Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby. 1st edition, 1st issue. Scribners, 1925. $40,000 to $60,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1042. Hemingway., Ernest. For Whom the Bell Tolls. Presentation copy, one of 15 copies. Scribners, 1940. $25,000 to $35,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1215. A 48-star American Flag, flown from LCT-703, sunk on Omaha Beach, December 1944. $15,000 to $20,000
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:<br>Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>John Norman, <i>The American Pilot</i>, complete copy with 11 folding charts, Boston, 1810. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>John Smith, <i>New England</i>, London, 1616. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>Plancius Petrus, <i>Orbis Terrarum Typus de Integro Multis in Locis Emendatus</i>, Amsterdam, 1594. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:<br>Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>Martin Waldseemüller, <i>Tabula Terre Nove</i>, woodcut, Strasbourg, 1513. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>Forlani & Zaltieri, <i>Il Disegno del Discoperto della Noua Franza</i>, Venice, 1566. $30,000 to $50,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>Richard Hakluyt, <i>Novus Orbis</i>, first appearance of "Virginia" on a printed map, Paris, 1587. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:<br>Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>Pieter van den Keere, <i>Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica</i>, Amsterdam, 1608. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>Abraham Ortelius, <i>Theatrum Orbis Terrarum</i>, Antwerp, 1584. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>George B. Goode & Samuel A. Kilbourne, <i>Game Fishes of the United States</i>, New York, 1879. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:<br>Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>William Faden, <i>The Province of New Jersey</i>, London, 1777. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>James Gillray, <i>The Plumb-Pudding in Danger</i>, hand-colored etching, London, 1805. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>Pierre Belon, <i>L'Histoire de la Nature des Oyseaux</i>, with woodcut illustrations, Paris, 1555. $8,000 to $12,000.

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12 Auctions Archived, 8 sales Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday 13 August, 11 sales were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database, 3 denominated in euros, 3 in British pounds, and 6 in US dollars.  Turnover was $4,140,758 as 3,608 were offered and 2,523 sold for a 70% success rate.  We are in the doldrums.

 

1 auction saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Heritage Auctions. Comics on August 5th: $3,119,388

 

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

Tooveys. Photographs, Autographs, Printed and Manuscript Ephemera on August 9th: 181.82%
Tooveys. Prints on August 10th: 143.07%
Ader. Illustrated and Modern Books on July 5th: 103.38%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Americana Exposition Auction - Decorative Prints on August 5th: 103.27%


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

Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 7/31 on August 7th: 99.87%
Heritage Auctions. /Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 7/31 on August 7th: 97.91%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Americana Exposition Auction - Decorative Prints on August 5th: 94.74%
Tooveys. Photographs, Autographs, Printed and Manuscript Ephemera on August 9th: 91.58%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on August 9th: 90.48%
Tooveys. Prints on August 10th: 84.62%
Eldreds. Summer Americana Auction on August 4th: 83.87%


12 total sales reported this week:

Bloomsbury Auctions. Autographs and Memorabilia, including NASA Photographs on August 11th: 66.88%
Auctionata. From Beuys to Uecker: Collectibles of Prints and Photography on August 10th: 20.77%
Tooveys. Photographs, Autographs, Printed and Manuscript Ephemera on August 9th: 91.58%
Tooveys. Prints on August 10th: 84.62%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on August 9th: 90.48%
Heritage Auctions. Comics on August 5th: 39.41%
RR Auction. RR Auction: Olympic Auction - Internet bidstart 7/14 on July 21st: 73.65%
Ader. Illustrated and Modern Books on July 5th: 68.66%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Americana Exposition Auction - Decorative Prints on August 5th: 94.74%
Eldreds. Summer Americana Auction on August 4th: 83.87%
Heritage Auctions. /Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 7/31 on August 7th: 97.91%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 7/31 on August 7th: 99.87% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Heritage Auctions Action Comics #1 (DC, 1938) CGC FN- 5.5 Cream to off-white pages. on August 5th Actual price: USD $956,000.
  2. Heritage Auctions Startling Comics #2 Mile High Pedigree (Better Publications, 1940) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. on August 5th Actual price: USD $101,575.
  3. Heritage Auctions All Star Comics #58 (DC, 1976) CBCS NM/MT 9.8 White pages. on August 5th Actual price: USD $77,675.
  4. Heritage Auctions Batman #11 (DC, 1942) CGC NM 9.4 White pages. on August 5th Actual price: USD $65,725.
  5. Heritage Auctions Action Comics #1 (DC, 1938) CBCS PR 0.3 Off-white to white pages. on August 5th Actual price: USD $65,725.
  6. Heritage Auctions Captain America Comics #1 (Timely, 1941) CBCS Restored VF+ 8.5 Moderate (P) Off-white pages. on August 5th Actual price: USD $47,800.
  7. Heritage Auctions More Fun Comics #58 (DC, 1940) CBCS FN 6.0 Cream to off-white pages. on August 5th Actual price: USD $39,435.
  8. Heritage Auctions Batman and Robin Toy Factory Prototype Figure Set (Ideal Toys, 1966). on August 5th Actual price: USD $33,460.
  9. Heritage Auctions All Star Comics #8 (DC, 1942) CGC VG 4.0 Slightly brittle pages. on August 5th Actual price: USD $31,070.
  10. Heritage Auctions Batman #1 (DC, 1940) CBCS Restored VF- 7.5 (Moderate) Off-white pages. on August 5th Actual price: USD $29,875.
  11. Heritage Auctions Captain America #100 (Marvel, 1968) CGC NM/MT 9.8 White pages. on August 5th Actual price: USD $27,485.
  12. Heritage Auctions All Star Comics #8 (DC, 1942) CBCS GD- 1.8 Off-white pages. on August 5th Actual price: USD $27,485.
  13. Heritage Auctions Vintage Near Complete Official Batman Utility Belt Crime Fighting Equipment Set (Ideal, 1966). on August 5th Actual price: USD $26,290.
  14. Heritage Auctions Detective Comics #71 (DC, 1943) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white to white pages. on August 5th Actual price: USD $22,705.
  15. Heritage Auctions Batman #121 (DC, 1959) CBCS VF+ 8.5 Cream to off-white pages. on August 5th Actual price: USD $20,315.
  16. Heritage Auctions Catman Comics #20 (Holyoke/Continental, 1943) CBCS VF/NM 9.0 White pages. on August 5th Actual price: USD $19,120.
  17. Heritage Auctions Batman #52 (DC, 1949) CGC NM- 9.2 White pages. on August 5th Actual price: USD $19,120.
  18. Heritage Auctions Sparkler Comics #18 Mile High pedigree (United Features Syndicate, 1943) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. on August 5th Actual price: USD $17,925.
  19. Heritage Auctions Devil Kids Starring Hot Stuff #1 (Harvey, 1962) CBCS NM 9.4 White pages. on August 5th Actual price: USD $16,730.
  20. Heritage Auctions The Amazing Spider-Man Annual #2 (Marvel, 1965) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. on August 5th Actual price: USD $16,730.
  21. Heritage Auctions More Fun Comics #55 (DC, 1940) CBCS Conserved GD+ 2.5 Off-white to white pages. on August 5th Actual price: USD $16,730.
  22. Heritage Auctions Thor #126 (Marvel, 1966) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white pages. on August 5th Actual price: USD $15,535.
  23. Heritage Auctions The Incredible Hulk #1 (Marvel, 1962) CBCS Restored FN- 5.5 Slight (P) Off-white to white pages. on August 5th Actual price: USD $15,535.
  24. Heritage Auctions Action Comics #23 (DC, 1940) CBCS VG/FN 5.0 White pages. on August 5th Actual price: USD $15,535.
  25. Heritage Auctions Superman #32 (DC, 1945) CGC NM- 9.2 Off-white to white pages. on August 5th Actual price: USD $14,938.

 


For the week ahead 8 sales are scheduled: 

Mon. Aug. 15th 
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 52 lots 

Tue. Aug. 16th 
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Japanese Art and the Prints of Paul Jacoulet. 267 lots 

Wed. Aug. 17th 
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. August ‘unreserved book stock’ auction. 153 lots 

Thu. Aug. 18th 
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Miniature Books: Rico Onuma Memorial Auction from Lilliput Oval Saloon, Owned by Kazushige Onuma, To. 499 lots 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. 2016 August Doodle for Hunger Celebrity Art Auction - Internet bidstart 7/20. 40 lots 

Sat. Aug. 20th 
Addison and Sarova. Macon. Summer Sale. 400 lots 

Sun. Aug. 21st 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 8/14
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 8/14.

 

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Christie’s Paris, Nov. 28:</b> Seba, Albertus. <i>Locupletissimi rerum naturalium thesauri.</i> Amsterdam: J. Wetsten, 1734[-1769]. €350,000–550,000
    <b>Christie’s Paris, Nov. 28:</b> Janssonius, Joannes. <i>Novus Atlas Absolutissimus</i>. Amsterdam: J Jansson, 1658 [after 1664]. €250,000–450,000
    <b>Christie’s Paris, Nov. 28:</b> Goya, Francisco de. <i>[La Tauromaquia.] Treinta y tres estampas, que representan diferentes suertes y actitudes del arte de lidiar los Toros</i>. Madrid: [Rafael Esteve, 1816]. €150,000–250,000
    <b>Christie’s Online, Nov. 29 – Dec. 06:</b> Einstein, Albert. <i>On residual rays – and guilt about an old girlfriend</i>. Prague, 26 December 1911. US$10,000–15,000
    <b>Christie’s Online, Nov. 29 – Dec. 06:</b> Einstein, Albert. <i>‘What is logically simple is so difficult mathematically'</i>. Princeton, 16 August 1949. US$20,000–30,000
    <b>Christie’s New York, Dec. 5:</b> Yorktown Campaign manuscript map. ‘No 1 Carte générale de l’Isle de New York et des Environs...No 2. Reconnoissance Geometrique…’ n.p., c. 1781–1782. US$150,000–200,000
    <b>Christie’s New York, Dec. 5:</b> Le Hay, Jacques and Ferriol, Charles de (1637–1722). <i>Recueil de cent estampes représentant differentes nations du Levant</i>. Paris: Le Hay and Duchange, 1714. US$30,000–40,000
    <b>Christie’s New York, Dec. 7:</b> Cresswell, Samuel Gurney. <i>A Series of Eight Sketches … of the Voyage of the H.M.S. Investigator during the Discovery of the North-west Passage</i>. London: 1854. US$30,000–40,000.
    <b>Christie’s New York, Dec. 7:</b> Veer, Gerrit de. <i>Diarium nauticum seu vera descriptio trium navigationum admirandarum</i>. Amsterdam: Cornelius [Claesz], 1598. US$25,000–35,000
  • <b>19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy!</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Walt Whitman. Poetical manuscript from <i>Leaves of Grass</i> (1865)
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> (Daniel Boone.) Filson. <i>The Discovery ... of Kentucke</i> (1784)
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Edgar A. Poe. <i>Tales</i> (1845) original cloth
    <b>19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy!</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Emerson. Autograph letter signed on his philosophy of poetry (1841)
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Fitzgerald. <i>This Side of Paradise</i> (1920) presentation copy
  • <b>Announcing a new Books for Sale platform hosted by Biblio!</b>
    <b>List your books simultaneously on Rare Book Hub and Biblio!</b>
  • <b>Fonsie Mealy: Rare Books, Literature, Manuscripts. December 5, 2017</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 5:</b> With Fine Contemporary Hand-Coloured Folding Maps Atlas: MOLL (Hermann). <i>The World Described</i>. 15,000 to 20,000 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 5:</b> The Holy Grail of Early Photographic Illustrated Irish Books: HEMPHILL (William Despard). <i>Stereoscopic Illustrations of Clonmel, and the Surrounding Country</i>… 7,000 to 10,000 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 5:</b> "The Nugent Manuscript Archive" including letters on 1798 rebellion In Co. 7,000 to 9,000 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy: Rare Books, Literature, Manuscripts. December 5, 2017</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 5:</b> The Greatest Irish Coloured Plate Book Original Coloured Copy: MALTON (James). <i>A Picturesque and Descriptive View of the City of Dublin Described</i>. 7,000 to 9,000 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 5:</b> BLAEU (Johannes). <i>Atlas Hibernia</i>, Amsterdam? c. 1662. 1,750 to <br>2,500 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 5:</b> Rare Limited Edition: YEATS (W.B.). Arion Press, San Francisco. <i>Poems of W.B. Yeats.</i> 1,700 to 2,200 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy: Rare Books, Literature, Manuscripts. December 5, 2017</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 5:</b> [YEATS, W.B.]. Cradle of Genius. Original drawing, pen-and-ink and wash. 1,500 to 2,500 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 5:</b> W.B. Yeats Meets James Bond? YEATS (W. B.). <i>Selected Poems, Lyrical and Narrative</i>. 1,400 to 1,600 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 5:</b> Rare Unauthorized U.S. Edition of <i>Ulysses</i>: JOYCE (James). <i>Ulysses</i> - [Two World Monthly, Vol. 1 (No. 1) - vol. 3 (no.3)]. 1,200 to 1,500 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy: Rare Books, Literature, Manuscripts. December 5, 2017</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 5:</b> With Original Holograph Passage by the Author: HEANEY (Seamus). <i>Door Into the Dark</i>. 1,000 to 1,500 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 5:</b> First American Edition: JOYCE (James). <i>Dubliners</i>, 8vo N. York (B.W. Huebsch) 1916. 600 to 800 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 5:</b> Rare American Photographs of Niagara Falls: ZYBACK (J.). Photographer, Niagara. Two large original photographs. 300 to 400 €