• <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>Announcing a new Books for Sale platform hosted by Biblio!</b>
    <b>List your books simultaneously on Rare Book Hub and Biblio!</b>
  • <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>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> FRENCH REVOLUTION 1793. Déclaration des droits de l’Homme. 2,55 x 1,30m.A 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. Vedute di Roma, 1748-1775. 107 etchings. An exceptional copy. printed and bound before 1780. Est. €50,000 - 80,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, Oct. 30:</b> SADE. Autograph annotations by Sade facing 12 erotic drawings for Juliette. Est. €40,000 – 60,000
  • <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> 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>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>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.