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 Early Unpublished Darwin letter on the races of man.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

Auction Update Review

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17 Auctions Archived, 11 Sales Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday 27 August 2016 17 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 2 denominated in euros, 5 in British pounds, and 10 in US dollars.  Turnover was a slim $1,287,862 as 4,124 lots were offered and 3,553 for an 81% success rate.  It’s late summer and very quiet.


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

Eldreds. Asian Art Auction - Books, Maps, Prints on August 20th: 126.86%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Books, Maps and Ephemera on August 26th: 111.03%


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

Heritage Auctions. 2016 August Doodle for Hunger Celebrity Art Auction - Internet bidstart 7/20 on August 18th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 8/14 on August 21st: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 8/14 on August 21st: 99.35%
Addison and Sarova. Summer Sale on August 20th: 93.25%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on August 23rd: 85.00%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Bibliophile on August 25th: 84.52%
James D Julia Auctioneers. Spectacular End of Summer Fine Art, Asian & Antiques Auction - Session 2 on August 25th: 83.33%
James D Julia Auctioneers. 3-Day Spectacular End of Summer Fine Art, Asian & Antiques Auction on August 24th: 81.58%


17 total sales reported this week:

Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Books, Maps and Ephemera on August 26th: 74.36%
James D Julia Auctioneers. Spectacular End of Summer Fine Art, Asian & Antiques Auction - Session 3 on August 26th: 65.22%
PBA Galleries. Fine Art & Works on Paper on August 25th: 67.62%
James D Julia Auctioneers. Spectacular End of Summer Fine Art, Asian & Antiques Auction - Session 2 on August 25th: 83.33%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Books, Maps and Ephemera on August 25th: 74.05%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Bibliophile on August 25th: 84.52%
James D Julia Auctioneers. 3-Day Spectacular End of Summer Fine Art, Asian & Antiques Auction on August 24th: 81.58%
Purcell Auctioneers. Antiques and Collectables -Books and Prints on August 24th: 66.67%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Interiors: Day 1 - Prints on August 23rd: 33.33%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Antiques and Interiors with Pictures: Prints on August 22nd: 58.82%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on August 23rd: 85.00%
RR Auction. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 7/22 on August 10th: 63.70%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 8/14 on August 21st: 99.35%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 8/14 on August 21st: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. 2016 August Doodle for Hunger Celebrity Art Auction - Internet bidstart 7/20 on August 18th: 100.00%
Addison and Sarova. Summer Sale on August 20th: 93.25%
Eldreds. Asian Art Auction - Books, Maps, Prints on August 20th: 60.00%

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. RR Auction John Adams ALS on August 10th Actual price: USD $30,679.
  2. RR Auction Beatles Program on August 10th Actual price: USD $22,982.
  3. RR Auction Declaration of Independence Force Print Force print on August 10th Actual price: USD $18,751.
  4. RR Auction 20th Century Literature Archive on August 10th Actual price: USD $14,700.
  5. RR Auction Mary Todd Lincoln ALS on August 10th Actual price: USD $14,493.
  6. Heritage Auctions Amazing Fantasy #15 on August 21st Actual price: USD $13,145.
  7. RR Auction George Washington DS on August 10th Actual price: USD $12,128.
  8. RR Auction Ernest Hemingway Baseball cap on August 10th Actual price: USD $10,780.
  9. James D Julia Auctioneers PORTRAIT DE FILLETTE. on August 24th Actual price: USD $10,073.
  10. RR Auction Beatles Signatures on August 10th Actual price: USD $8,636.
  11. RR Auction Benjamin Franklin DS on August 10th Actual price: USD $8,087.
  12. RR Auction Abraham Lincoln DS on August 10th Actual price: USD $7,175.
  13. RR Auction Chuck Jones Sketch on August 10th Actual price: USD $6,386.
  14. RR Auction Beretta Carcano M1891 Cavalry Carbine made for Prince Amadeo of Savoy Carbine on August 10th Actual price: USD $6,371.
  15. RR Auction Bob Dylan SP on August 10th Actual price: USD $6,145.
  16. RR Auction Abraham Lincoln Endorsement on August 10th Actual price: USD $6,086.
  17. RR Auction Charles Darwin Signature on August 10th Actual price: USD $5,897.
  18. RR Auction Nirvana Pass on August 10th Actual price: USD $5,794.
  19. RR Auction Apollo 11 SP on August 10th Actual price: USD $5,520.
  20. RR Auction Bob Dylan Guitar on August 10th Actual price: USD $5,428.
  21. RR Auction Harry Houdini SP on August 10th Actual price: USD $5,232.
  22. RR Auction Jimmy Page. on August 10th Actual price: USD $5,225.
  23. RR Auction Ian Fleming TLS on August 10th Actual price: USD $5,145.
  24. RR Auction Alan Bean Tie Clip on August 10th Actual price: USD $5,019.
  25. RR Auction The Land of Sleepy Hollow. on August 10th Actual price: USD $4,986.


For the week ahead 11 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Aug. 29th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 39 lots
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Chadds Ford, PA . Summer Hybrid Sale - Prints. 35 lots

Tue. Aug. 30th
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Making and Breaking Records: Entertainment and Sports Memorability. 59 lots
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Books and Manuscripts. 367 lots

Wed. Aug. 31st
Lyon and Turnbull. Edinburgh. Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs. 535 lots
Rossini. Paris. 19th Century Posters, Prints, Lithographs. 45 lots

Thu. Sep. 1st
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Cape Town. Modern First Editions. 316 lots
Quagga Rare Books and Art. Stellenbosch. Assorted Africana - Internet bidstart 8/25. 22 lots

Sat. Sep. 3rd
Bonhams. London. Automobilia - Books and Prints. 49 lots

Sun. Sep. 4th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 8/28.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 8/28.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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>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