• <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>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>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…

Auction Update Review

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15 Auctions Archived, 17 Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday 20 August 15 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Database; 1 denominated in euros, 1 in Swedish krona, and 13 in US dollars.  Turnover was $11,876,178 as 5,498 lots were offered and 4,875 sold for an 89% success rate.

 

3 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Heritage AuctionsComics on August 5th: $7,429,932 
Profiles in HistoryComic Art on July 30th: $1,309,275 
Profiles in HistoryThe Frank Darabont Collection Auction on July 30th: $1,035,748 

2 auctions saw total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered in the sale: 

Stockholms AuktionsverkRare Books, Maps and Manuscripts on June 21st: 106.17% 
BonhamsSpace History on July 20th: 101.38% 


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

Clars Auction GalleryPrints on August 14th: 100.00% 
National Book AuctionsBooks, Art, Ephemera, and Collectibles on August 13th: 99.86% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 8/7 on August 14th: 99.75% 
Heritage AuctionsComics on August 5th: 99.60% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 8/7 on August 14th: 99.14% 
Clars Auction GalleryPrints on August 13th: 98.71% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on August 16th: 90.38% 


15 sales reported this week: 

PBA GalleriesFine Books with Children's Literature & Counterculture Memorabilia on August 11th: 72.67% 
PBA GalleriesMiniature Books: Rico Onuma Memorial Auction from Lilliput Oval Saloon, Owned by Kazushige Onuma, To on August 18th: 62.93% 
Profiles in HistoryThe Frank Darabont Collection Auction on July 30th: 72.37% 
Profiles in HistoryComic Art on July 30th: 51.64% 
EldredsJapanese Art and the Prints of Paul Jacoulet on August 17th: 75.08% 
Heritage AuctionsComics on August 5th: 99.60% 
Stockholms AuktionsverkRare Books, Maps and Manuscripts on June 21st: 76.43% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on August 16th: 90.38% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 8/7 on August 14th: 99.75% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 8/7 on August 14th: 99.14% 
National Book AuctionsBooks, Art, Ephemera, and Collectibles on August 13th: 99.86% 
BonhamsSpace History on July 20th: 78.85% 
Michaans AuctionsAugust Estate Auction on August 13th: 48.48% 
Clars Auction GalleryPrints on August 14th: 100.00% 
Clars Auction GalleryPrints on August 13th: 98.71% 
 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Heritage Auctions Frank Frazetta At The Earth's Core Paperback Cover Painting Original Art (1974). on August 5th Actual price: USD $1,075,500.
  2. Heritage Auctions Action Comics #1 (DC, 1938) CGC FN- 5.5 Cream to off-white pages. on August 5th Actual price: USD $956,000.
  3. Profiles in History Frank Frazetta iconic "Sea Witch" cover oil painting for Eerie Magazine #7. on July 30th Actual price: USD $862,500.
  4. Heritage Auctions Bernie Wrightson Swamp Thing #1 Cover Original Art (DC, 1972). on August 5th Actual price: USD $191,200.
  5. Heritage Auctions Alex Raymond Flash Gordon Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 4-21-35 (King Features Syndicate, 1935). on August 5th Actual price: USD $131,450.
  6. Bonhams MICHAEL COLLINS' FLOWN CREW-SIGNED APOLLO 11 EMBLEM on July 20th Actual price: USD $110,000.
  7. Profiles in History Dave Stevens and William Stout signed original illustration of a woman on a dragon. on July 30th Actual price: USD $109,250.
  8. Heritage Auctions Startling Comics #49 Mile High Pedigree (Better Publications, 1948) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. on August 5th Actual price: USD $101,575.
  9. Heritage Auctions Amazing Fantasy #15 Verified Signature (Marvel, 1962) CBCS VF+ 8.5 Off-white to white pages. on August 5th Actual price: USD $77,675.
  10. Profiles in History Will Eisner signed cover illustration of "The Spirit" for Kitchen Sink's Spirit Magazine #41. on July 30th Actual price: USD $74,750.
  11. Heritage Auctions Bill Watterson Calvin and Hobbes Daily Comic Strip Original Art dated 1-6-87 (Universal Press Syndicate, 1987). on August 5th Actual price: USD $74,688.
  12. Heritage Auctions Dan Adkins Strange Tales #164 Cover Doctor Strange Original Art (Marvel, 1968). on August 5th Actual price: USD $71,700.
  13. Profiles in History Bernie Wrightson signed original Frankenstein published plate. on July 30th Actual price: USD $69,000.
  14. Profiles in History Bernie Wrightson signed original interior splash page art for Swamp Thing #4 page 18. on July 30th Actual price: USD $69,000.
  15. Profiles in History Bernie Wrightson signed original cover art for Swamp Thing #4. on July 30th Actual price: USD $69,000.
  16. Heritage Auctions John Buscema and Dan Adkins Silver Surfer #13 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1970). on August 5th Actual price: USD $68,713.
  17. Heritage Auctions Bernie Wrightson DC Special Series #2 Swamp Thing Wraparound Cover Original Art (DC, 1977). on August 5th Actual price: USD $65,725.
  18. Heritage Auctions Batman #11 (DC, 1942) CGC NM 9.4 White pages. on August 5th Actual price: USD $65,725.
  19. Heritage Auctions Action Comics #1 (DC, 1938) CBCS PR 0.3 Off-white to white pages. on August 5th Actual price: USD $65,725.
  20. Heritage Auctions Michael Golden Doctor Strange Portfolio Envelope Cover Original Art (SQ Publications/Marvel, 1983). on August 5th Actual price: USD $62,738.
  21. Stockholms Auktionsverk L'estat present de la Chine, en figures. on June 21st Actual price: USD $61,740.
  22. Profiles in History Ray Harryhausen created rare original bronze of the "Cyclops" from The 7th Voyage of Sinbad. on July 30th Actual price: USD $54,625.
  23. 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.
  24. Bonhams FLOWN APOLLO 11 FLIGHT PLAN SHEET - MISSION DAY ONE on July 20th Actual price: USD $47,500.
  25. Profiles in History Barry Windsor-Smith cover art for OPUS 2. on July 30th Actual price: USD $46,000.



17 Auctions are Scheduled this Week:


Mon. Aug. 22nd
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 60 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Antiques and Interiors with Pictures: Prints. 17 lots

Tue. Aug. 23rd
Bloomsbury Auctions. Newbury, Berkshire. Interiors: Day 1 - Prints. 27 lots

Wed. Aug. 24th
Purcell Auctioneers. Birr. Antiques and Collectables -Books and Prints. 54 lots
Alexander Historical Auctions. Chesapeake City. Militaria - Documents, Books, letters, photos. 961 lots
James D Julia Auctioneers. Fairfield. 3-Day Spectacular End of Summer Fine Art, Asian & Antiques Auction. 38 lots

Thu. Aug. 25th
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Bibliophile. 336 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books, Maps and Ephemera. 736 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Art & Works on Paper. 210 lots
James D Julia Auctioneers. Fairfield. Spectacular End of Summer Fine Art, Asian & Antiques Auction - Session 2. 30 lots

Fri. Aug. 26th
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books, Maps and Ephemera. 195 lots
James D Julia Auctioneers. Fairfield. Spectacular End of Summer Fine Art, Asian & Antiques Auction - Session 3. 23 lots

Sat. Aug. 27th
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Lee's Summit . Prints. 46 lots
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Magic, Old and New. 532 lots
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books.

Sun. Aug. 28th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 8/21.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 8/21.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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.
  • <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>Sotheby’s London: English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations, including The Garrett Herman Collection: The Age of Darwin. July 11, 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul 11:</b> Austen, Jane. Autograph letter, written in the third person, to her niece Anna Austen (later Lefroy), 1812. £80,000 to 100,000
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul 11:</b> Smith, Adam. <i>An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations</i>. London: Printed for W. Strahan; And T. Cadell, 1776. £50,000 to 70,000
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul 11:</b> Darwin, Charles. <i>On the Origin of Species By Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life</i>. John Murray, 1859. £50,000 to 70,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London: English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations, including The Garrett Herman Collection: The Age of Darwin. July 11, 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul 11:</b> Dickens, Charles. Autograph draft manuscript of "Mrs Gamp with the Strolling Players,” 1847. £40,000 to 60,000
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul 11:</b> Shepard, E.H. Two drawings from <i>Winnie-The-Pooh</i> comprising “Why, what’s the matter?” and “He was taking the balloon out…” £40,000 to 60,000
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul 11:</b> Blake, William. <i>Illustrations of the Book of Job. Invented and Engraved by William Blake. Published as the Act Directs...By William Blake, 8 March 1825</i> [1826]. £20,000 to 30,000