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13 Auctions Archived, 25 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 10 September, 11 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 3 denominated in euros, 4 in British pounds, 1 in South African rand, and 5 in US dollars.  Turnover was $1,549,455 as 3,816 lots were offered and 2,921 sold for a 77% success rate.  For the week ahead 25 auctions are scheduled.  The summer doldrums are over.

 

1 auction saw total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered: 

Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersMorningthorpe Manor Country House Sale - Day 2 - Prints on September 6th: 107.40% 


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

Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 8/28 on September 4th: 99.86% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 8/28 on September 4th: 97.28% 
William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsSummer Hybrid Sale - Prints on August 29th: 97.14% 
Bruun RasmussenBooks and Manuscripts on September 6th: 85.79% 
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersMorningthorpe Manor Country House Sale - Day 2 - Prints on September 6th: 81.51% 


13 total sales reported this week: 

Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersMorningthorpe Manor Country House Sale - Day 3 - The Library on September 8th: 75.12% 
PBA GalleriesRare Books & Manuscripts on September 8th: 62.39% 
Winner's Auctions and ExhibitionsRare Latin Hebraica books and maps, Zionism, Numismatics and Jewellery on September 7th: 59.78% 
RossiniPosters, Prints, Lithographs on September 7th: 7.66% 
Bruun RasmussenBooks and Manuscripts on September 6th: 85.79% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on September 6th: 71.64% 
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersMorningthorpe Manor Country House Sale - Day 2 - Prints on September 6th: 81.51% 
BonhamsAutomobilia - Books and Prints on September 3rd: 75.51% 
Lyon and TurnbullRare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs on August 31st: 77.94% 
William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsSummer Hybrid Sale - Prints on August 29th: 97.14% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 8/28 on September 4th: 97.28% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 8/28 on September 4th: 99.86% 
Quagga Rare Books and ArtAssorted Africana - Internet bidstart 8/25 on September 1st: 40.91% 


Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. PBA Galleries Acts Passed at a Congress of the United States of America, Begun and Held at the City of New-York, on Wednesday the fourth of March, in the year M,DCC,LXXXIX - 1st, 2nd & 3rd Sessions on September 8th Actual price: USD $96,000.
  2. Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers ALBUM OF DRAWINGS AND WATERCOLOURS on September 8th Actual price: USD $34,381.
  3. Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers 2 TITLES, THE HISTORY OF THE REBELLION AND CIVIL WARS IN ENGLAND BEGUN IN THE YEAR 1641 on September 8th Actual price: USD $28,130.
  4. PBA Galleries Nurnbergische Hesperides oder Grundliche Beschreibung der Edlen Citronat / Citronen und Pomeranzen-Fruchte. [With]: Obeliscus Constantinapolitanus ober Kurtze Erflarung des zu Constantinopol... [and]: Continuation der Nurnbergischen Hesperidum... on September 8th Actual price: USD $27,000.
  5. Lyon and Turnbull The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, from Drawings Made on the Spot by David Roberts, R.A. on August 31st Actual price: USD $21,613.
  6. Lyon and Turnbull A Natural History of Birds; Gleanings of Natural History. on August 31st Actual price: USD $18,288.
  7. Lyon and Turnbull A Natural History of Birds. on August 31st Actual price: USD $18,288.
  8. Lyon and Turnbull Illustrations of Himalayan Plants. on August 31st Actual price: USD $15,794.
  9. Lyon and Turnbull Captain Cook's Florilegium. on August 31st Actual price: USD $13,300.
  10. PBA Galleries Herbier Forestier, ou Collection des especes d'arbres et arbrisseaux qui composent les forets... Dedie et presente au Roi. Par J.-B. Duchesne Fils, Jardinier en chef de Sa Majaste on September 8th Actual price: USD $13,200.
  11. Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers ANECDOTES OF DISTINGUISHED PERSONS on September 8th Actual price: USD $12,502.
  12. Lyon and Turnbull Animals drawn from Nature and Engraved in Aquatint. on August 31st Actual price: USD $12,469.
  13. Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers CONFIRMATION AND PATENT BOOK OF THE DEAN AND CHAPTER OF THE CATHEDRAL CHURCH AT THE HOLY AND UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF NORWICH on September 8th Actual price: USD $10,627.
  14. Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers BISHOP OF SALISBURY, HISTORY OF HIS OWN TIME on September 8th Actual price: USD $9,377.
  15. PBA Galleries Albums of views of San Francisco in the aftermath of the 1906 earthquake and fire on September 8th Actual price: USD $9,000.
  16. PBA Galleries The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, and Other Sketches on September 8th Actual price: USD $8,400.
  17. PBA Galleries A Treatise Concerning Political Enquiry, and the Liberty of the Press on September 8th Actual price: USD $7,800.
  18. Bruun Rasmussen Greenland: H. Egede: Det gamle Grønlands Nye Perlustration eller Natural-Historie. Og Beskrivelse over det gamle Grønlands Situation. on September 6th Actual price: USD $7,258.
  19. Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers NORDOVICUS ANTIQUA ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE EARLY HISTORY OF NORWICH on September 8th Actual price: USD $7,189.
  20. Lyon and Turnbull The Natural History Of British Insects; Explaining Them In Their Several States, With The Periods Of Their Transformation, Their Food, Oeconomy, &c. on August 31st Actual price: USD $6,983.
  21. Lyon and Turnbull Autograph Letter Signed, to the Comte d'Argenson on August 31st Actual price: USD $6,650.
  22. Lyon and Turnbull Lindisfarne Gospels, Das Buch von Lindisfarne, Evangéliare de Lindisfarne on August 31st Actual price: USD $6,318.
  23. Heritage Auctions Showcase #22 Green Lantern on September 4th Actual price: USD $6,308.
  24. Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers THE SUBSTANTIAL AUTOGRAPH COLLECTION OF SIR DAVID WILLIAM SMITH CONTAINING CIRCA 600 AUTOGRAPHS on September 8th Actual price: USD $6,251.
  25. Lyon and Turnbull Manuscript book of collected verses, "Poems" compiled by Lady Anne Hamilton, daughter of Archibald Hamilton on August 31st Actual price: USD $5,653.



For the week ahead 25 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Sep. 12th
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . Fine Arts, Antiques, Americana. 22 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Revolutionaries of the 60s and 70s. 58 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. 2000 - Now: Contemporary Art. 48 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 66 lots

Tue. Sep. 13th
RJM Autographs and Antiques. Boston. Autographs. 160 lots

Wed. Sep. 14th
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Antiquarian Literature and History. 579 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 8/19. 998 lots
Dallas Auction Gallery. Dallas. The Fine and Decorative Art Auction - Books and Prints. 16 lots

Thu. Sep. 15th
Old World Auctions. Glen Allen. Antique Maps, Globes, Charts, Atlases & Vintage Graphics - online bidstart 8/31. 793 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books Books Signature Auction. 834 lots
Ader. PARIS. Books and Advertising. 105 lots
Ader. PARIS. Books and Advertising. 511 lots

Fri. Sep. 16th
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH. Berlin-Schoneberg. Rare Books of the 18th to 20th Centuries. 828 lots
Ferraton. Bruxelles. Books and Prints. 1045 lots

Sat. Sep. 17th
Brunk Auctions. Asheville, NC . Books, Prints. 90 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints.
Gateway Gallery Auction. Chambersburg, PA . Sports Cards and Memorabilia. 384 lots
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Cleveland. Advertising at Auction.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Lincoln and His Times A joint Auction by Heritage Auctions and The Rail Splitter in Recognition of t. 472 lots

Sun. Sep. 18th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 9/11.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 9/11.
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Golf Books & Memorabilia (Sunday in the Poconos). 202 lots
Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions. Bruxelles . Silent Auction (Books) - Internet bidstart 9/8.
Carlsen Gallery. Greenville, NY. 25th Anniversary Auction - Prints, Books. 15 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints. 61 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Charles Darwin on sexuality and the transmission of hereditary characteristics: Autograph Letter Signed to Lawson Tait. Down, 17 January [1877].
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> MILTON, JOHN. <i>Paradise Lost. A Poem written in ten books.</i> London: 1667. A very rare example with the contemporary binding untouched and with a 1667 title page.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Hamilton secures the ratification of the Constitution: <i>The Debates and Proceedings of the Convention of the State of New-York, assembled at Poughkeespsie, on the 17th June, 1788.</i>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> The social contract “Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains”: ROUSSEAU, JEAN-JACQUES. <i>Principes du Droit Politique [Du Contract Social]</i>. Amsterdam: Michel Rey, 1762
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> “The first English textbook on geometrical land-measurement and surveying”: BENESE, RICHARD. <i>This Boke Sheweth the Maner of Measurynge All Maner of Lande…</i>
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Jacques-Émile Ruhlmann, wallpaper sample book, circa 1919. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Archive from a late office of the Breuer & Smith architectural team, New York, 1960-70s. $3,500 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> William Morris, <i>The Story of the Glittering Plain or the Land of Living Men,</i> illustrated by Walter Crane, Kelmscott Press, Hammersmith, 1894. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Gustave Doré, <i>La Sainte Bible selon la Vulgate,</i> Tours, 1866. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Gustav Klimt & Max Eisler, <i>Eine Nachlese,</i> complete set, Vienna, 1931. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b><br>Eric Allatini & Gerda Wegener, <i>Sur Talons Rouges,</i> with original watercolor by Wegener, Paris, 1929. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b><br>C.P. Cavafy, <i>Fourteen Poems,</i> illustrated & signed by David Hockney, London, 1966. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Jean Midolle, <i>Spécimen des Écritures Modernes...</i>, Strasbourg, 1834-35. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b><br>E.A. Seguy, <i>Floréal: Dessins & Coloris Nouveaux,</i> Paris, 1925. $3,000 to $4,000.
  • <b>Bonhams: Results from Fine Books and Manuscripts on March 9, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN. Autograph Manuscript sketch-leaf part of the score of the Scottish Songs, "Sunset" Op. 108 no 2. [Vienna, February 1818]. Inscribed by Alexander Wheelock Thayer. SOLD for $131,250
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> Violin belonging to Albert Einstein, presented to him by Oscar H. Steger, 1933. SOLD for $516,500
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> EINSTEIN, ALBERT. Autograph Letter Signed ("Papa") to his son Hans Albert, discussing his involvement with the atomic bomb, September 2, 1945. SOLD for $106,250
    <b>Bonhams: Results from Fine Books and Manuscripts on March 9, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> HAMILTON, ALEXANDER. Autograph Letter Signed, to Baron von Steuben, with extensive notes of Von Steuben's aide Benjamin Walker, June 12, 1780. SOLD for $16,250
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> NEWTON, ISAAC. Autograph Manuscript in Latin, being detailed instructions on making the philosopher's stone. 8 pp. 1790s. SOLD for $275,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> 1869 Inauguration Bible of President Ulysses S. Grant. SOLD for $118,750
  • <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> E.H. SHEPARD, Original drawing for A.A. Milne’s The House at Pooh Corner.<br>$40,000-60,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> BERNARD RATZER, Plan of the City of New York in North America, surveyed in the years 1766 & 1767. $80,000-100,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> THOMAS JEFFERSON, Autograph letter signed comparing Logan, Tecumseh, and Little Turtle to the Spartans. Monticello: 15 February 1821. $14,000-18,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> JOHN C. FREMONT, Narrative of the Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains, in the Year 1842.. Abridged edition, the only one containing the folding map From the Sporting Library of Arnold “Jake” Johnson. $3,000-5,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> ZANE GREY, Album containing 94 large format photographs of Grey and party at Catalina Island, Arizona, and fishing in the Pacific. From the Sporting Library of Arnold “Jake” Johnson. $5,000-$8,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> WILLIAM COMBE, A History of Madeira ... illustrative of the Costumes, Manners, and Occupations of the Inhabitants. produced by Ackermann in 1821; From the Sporting Library of Jake Johnson. $2,000-$3,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> ERIC TAVERNER, Salmon Fishing... One of 275 copies signed by Taverner, published in 1931,From the Sporting Library of Jake Johnson. $2,000-$3,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> JOHN WHITEHEAD, Exploration of Mount Kina Balu, North Borneo. Whitehead reached the high point of Kinabalu in 1888. Part of a major group of travel books from the Sporting Library of Jake Johnson. $2,000-$3,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> JOHN LONG, Voyages and Travels of an Indian Interpreter and Trader, describing the Manners and Customs of the North American Indians... The first edition of 1791. $3,000-$5,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> SAMUEL BECKETT, Stirrings Still. This, Beckett’s last work of fiction with original lithographs by Le Brocquy, limited to 200 copies signed by the author and the artist. From the Estate of Howard Kaminsky.. $1,500-$2,500