• <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>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
  • <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 €

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29 Auctions Archived, 23 Sales Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday 8 October 2016, 29 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 7 denominated in euros, 6 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 15 in US dollars.  Turnover was $14,676,519 as 6,215 lots were offered and 4,846 sold for a 78% success rate.  It was another strong week.

5 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

SothebysPhotographs on October 7th: $2,805,125 
ChristiesPhotographs on October 5th: $2,421,188 
SothebysBibliothèque cynégétique du Verne : Vénerie, fauconnerie, chasses on October 5th: $2,144,136 
Swann GalleriesAfrican-American Fine Art - Prints on October 6th: $2,106,209 
ChristiesPhotographs: The Evening Sale on October 4th: $1,083,000 

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

Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on October 5th: 326.72% 
ChristiesLeslie Waddington Collection - Prints on October 4th: 215.28% 
Robert Siegel GalleriesPeter Sharrer Collection of Postal Markings on October 5th: 183.06% 
ALDEAntiquarian and 19th Century Books on September 30th: 127.05% 
TooveysAntiquarian and Collectors Books on October 4th: 114.40% 
Dallas Auction GalleryThe Fine Art Auction - Prints on October 5th: 105.89% 

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

ChristiesLeslie Waddington Collection - Prints on October 4th: 100.00% 
Dallas Auction GalleryThe Fine Art Auction - Prints on October 5th: 100.00% 
Robert Siegel GalleriesPeter Sharrer Collection of Postal Markings on October 5th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 9/25 on October 2nd: 99.26% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 9/25 on October 2nd: 97.66% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersPrints on October 7th: 95.56% 
GuernseysJohnny Winter - The Auction on September 30th: 93.24% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on October 5th: 87.63% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on October 4th: 87.10% 
Grays AuctioneersModern, Post-Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints on September 28th: 86.40% 
GuernseysGuernseys: Johnny Winter - The Auction on October 1st: 86.16% 
TooveysAntiquarian and Collectors Books on October 4th: 85.27% 
AderPost War and Contemporary Art - Prints on September 27th: 82.35% 
FreemansBooks, Maps and Manuscripts on September 30th: 82.24% 
ALDEAntiquarian and 19th Century Books on September 30th: 80.32% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys DES DEDUIZ DE LA CHASSE DES BESTES SAUVAIGES ET DES OYSEAUX DE PROYE. NOUUELLEMENT IMPRIMÉ À PARIS. on October 5th Actual price: USD $581,280.
  2. Christies Flag, 1987 on October 5th Actual price: USD $487,500.
  3. Sothebys LA VENERIE DE IAQUES DU FOUILLOUX ESCUYER, SEIGNEUR DUDIT LIEU, PAYS DE GASTINE, EN POITOU. DEDIÉE AU ROY TRESCHRESTIEN CHARLES NEUFIESME DE CE NOM. PLUSIEURS RECEPTES ET REMEDES POUR GUERIR LES CHIENS DE DIVERSES MALADIES. PLUS, L’ADOLESCENCE DE L’AUTHE on October 5th Actual price: USD $299,040.
  4. Christies Rayograph, 1922 on October 4th Actual price: USD $295,500.
  5. Christies El Capitan (Yosemite National Park), 1999 on October 4th Actual price: USD $187,500.
  6. Sothebys LA VÉNERIE… on October 5th Actual price: USD $127,008.
  7. Christies Parade – Hoboken, New Jersey, 1955 on October 4th Actual price: USD $125,000.
  8. Christies Jacqueline de profil à droite lithograph, 1958 on October 4th Actual price: USD $118,125.
  9. Christies Self Portrait with Whip, 1978 on October 5th Actual price: USD $106,250.
  10. Christies White Angel Bread Line, San Francisco, 1933 on October 4th Actual price: USD $106,250.
  11. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers Francoise sur fond gris, 1950 on September 30th Actual price: USD $106,250.
  12. Christies Ken Moody and Robert Sherman, 1984 on October 5th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  13. Christies Calla Lily, 1988 on October 5th Actual price: USD $93,750.
  14. Freemans The Federalist: A Collection of Essays, Written in Favour of the New Constitution [by Hamilton, Madison and Jay]. on September 30th Actual price: USD $93,750.
  15. Swann Galleries Eighteen Photographs on October 6th Actual price: USD $87,500.
  16. Christies Calla Lily, 1984 on October 5th Actual price: USD $75,000.
  17. Christies Untitled (Downtown Morton, Mississippi), c. 1970 on October 4th Actual price: USD $68,750.
  18. Robert Siegel Galleries 5c Red Brown (1). on October 5th Actual price: USD $63,250.
  19. Christies Golden Bird, c. 1920 on October 4th Actual price: USD $62,500.
  20. Christies Untitled #724-96, 1996 on October 4th Actual price: USD $60,000.
  21. Christies Cocoa Dress (Balenciaga), Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn, 1950 on October 5th Actual price: USD $56,250.
  22. Christies Yakusa, 1994 on October 5th Actual price: USD $56,250.
  23. Christies The Walk to Paradise Garden, 1946 on October 5th Actual price: USD $52,500.
  24. Christies Frozen Lake and Cliffs, Kaweah Gap, Sierra Nevada, California, 1932 on October 5th Actual price: USD $50,000.
  25. Freemans Book of Hours. Use of Rome. on September 30th Actual price: USD $47,500.


29 total sales reported this week:

Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Prints on October 7th: 95.56%
Sothebys. Photographs on October 7th: 65.71%
Grays Auctioneers. Modern, Post-Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints on September 28th: 86.40%
Morton Subastas. Books and Documents on September 27th: 38.16%
Swann Galleries. African-American Fine Art - Prints on October 6th: 77.46%
PBA Galleries. Fine Literature on October 6th: 74.17%
Robert Siegel Galleries. Peter Sharrer Collection of Postal Markings on October 5th: 100.00%
Sothebys. Bibliothèque cynégétique du Verne : Vénerie, fauconnerie, chasses on October 5th: 68.27%
Dallas Auction Gallery. The Fine Art Auction - Prints on October 5th: 100.00%
Purcell Auctioneers. Antiques and Collectables -Books and Prints on October 5th: 76.19%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Photographs on October 6th: 78.06%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps and Documents on October 5th: 87.63%
Christies. Photographs on October 5th: 62.18%
Christies. Leslie Waddington Collection - Prints on October 4th: 100.00%
Christies. Photographs: The Evening Sale on October 4th: 50.00%
Tooveys. Prints and Maps on October 5th: 73.30%
Tooveys. Antiquarian and Collectors Books on October 4th: 85.27%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on October 4th: 87.10%
Guernseys. Guernseys: Johnny Winter - The Auction on October 1st: 86.16%
Guernseys. Johnny Winter - The Auction on September 30th: 93.24%
Auctionata. Art of the 20th and 21st Century - Prints on September 30th: 30.00%
Freemans. Books, Maps and Manuscripts on September 30th: 82.24%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Ornithology - Books and Prints on September 30th: 56.85%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Fine Prints on September 30th: 72.04%
ALDE. Antiquarian and 19th Century Books on September 30th: 80.32%
Ader. Post War and Contemporary Art - Prints on September 27th: 82.35%
Ader. Photographies à Tout Prix ! on September 29th: 51.88%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 9/25 on October 2nd: 97.66%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 9/25 on October 2nd: 99.26%

23 sales are scheduled this week:


Mon. Oct. 10th
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . Continental - Prints and Books. 29 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 75 lots

Tue. Oct. 11th
Ader. PARIS. Vinyl and Memorabilia. 457 lots

Wed. Oct. 12th
Forum Auctions. London. Banksy Editions. 40 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 9/23. 918 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Illustration Art. 313 lots
Central Mass Auctions. Boston,. Moving Sale Worcester, MA Modern Fine Furnishings. 15 lots
JellyFishTree. Johannesburg. October Sale of Books. 110 lots

Thu. Oct. 13th
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Rare Books, Geography, Medicine, Science, Music, Politics. 738 lots
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Cape Town. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 10/6. 323 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Manuscripts, Incunables, Theology, Books on Art, Juridica. 500 lots

Fri. Oct. 14th
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. 75172 Pforzheim. Books. 3186 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Literature, Illustrated Books, Philosophy, Abecedaria. 383 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Modern Literature and Art Documentation, Design, Avantgarde. 289 lots

Sat. Oct. 15th
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. Automobilia. 107 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. The Marine Sale - Books and Prints. 48 lots
Gateway Gallery Auction. Chambersburg, PA . Matchbooks and Comic Books. 121 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Autograph Letters on Literature, Science, Art and Music. 894 lots
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. 75172 Pforzheim. Books, Autographs and Manuscripts, Antique Maps and Prints. 2843 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints. 144 lots

Sun. Oct. 16th
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints. 36 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 10/9.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 10/9.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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>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>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