• <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Printed & Manuscript Americana</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Broadside proclaiming the end of the Revolutionary War, NH, 1783. $20,000 to $30,000. 
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Manuscript medical journal kept by physicians aboard Continental Navy vessels, 1777-88. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Manuscript notes on sermons heard at Boston's First Church & Old South Church, 1684-1703. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Printed & Manuscript Americana</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Missionary archive of Samuel W. and Gideon H. Pond, MN, 1833-93. $30,000 to $40,000. 
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Captain's journal of a mutinous whaling journey, South Pacific, 1839-46. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> <i>McClees' Gallery of Photographic Portraits ... of the Thirty-Fifth Congress</i>,Washington, 1859. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Printed & Manuscript Americana</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Juan de Ugarte, manuscript report on first 16 months of California missions, Mexico, 1699. $12,000 to $18,000
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Cyanotype albums depicting the construction of the Williamsburg Bridge, New York City, 1897-1903. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Unrecorded broadside from occupied New York, 1778. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Printed & Manuscript Americana</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> <i>The Honolulu Merchants' Looking-Glass</i>, first edition, San Francisco, 1862. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Honorius Philoponus, <i>Nova Typis Transacta Navigatio</i>, first edition, Linz, 1621. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> The Book of Mormon, first edition, Palmyra, NY, 1830. $10,000 to $15,000.
  • <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>Announcing a new Books for Sale platform hosted by Biblio</b>
    <b>List your books simultaneously on Rare Book Hub and Biblio</b>
  • <b>Consignments now invited<br>History of Science & Technology<br>December 12th, 2017</b>
    NEWTON, ISAAC. <i>Opticks</i>. London, 1704. Presentation copy to Edmund Halley. Sold for $1,330,000
    Apple Computer Contract & Dissolution of Contract, signed by Jobs, Wozniak, & Wayne. Sold for $1,594,500
    DARWIN, CHARLES. Autograph Manuscript page from the manuscript of <i>On the Origin of Species</i>. Sold for $250,000

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Twenty-five Auctions Archived, 39 Sales Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday, November 26th, 2016, 25 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 8 denominated in euros, 1 in British pounds, and 16 in US dollars.  Turnover was $27,074,340 as 9,484 lots were offered and 7,762 sold for an 82% success rate.  It was a strong week.

 

For the week ahead 39 sales are scheduled.

 

7 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Heritage AuctionsComics on November 18th: $9,927,872 
ArtcurialThe World of Herge - Tintin's Creator on November 19th: $3,521,790 
ChristiesComic Strips on November 19th: $3,406,045 
Doyle New YorkRare Books, Autographs and Photographs on November 22nd: $2,188,600 
Kedem AuctionRare and Important Items on November 15th: $2,129,622 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters on November 20th: $1,918,571 
ArtcurialComic Strips on November 18th: $1,228,571 

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

Burgersdijk and NiermansRare Books on November 16th: 145.68% 


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

Aspire AuctionsFine Art - Prints, Online bistart 10/21 on October 29th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics on November 18th: 99.87% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 11/13 on November 20th: 99.87% 
National Book Auctions16th Century, Children's, Emblem on November 20th: 99.06% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters on November 20th: 97.60% 
John McInnis AuctioneersAmericana - Books and Prints; War Memorabilia on November 11th: 95.52% 
Charlton HallFall Auction on November 19th: 93.33% 
Brunk AuctionsBooks, Prints on November 19th: 87.88% 
Doyle New YorkRare Books, Autographs and Photographs on November 22nd: 87.87% 
Kedem AuctionRare and Important Items on November 15th: 82.53% 
 
Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Artcurial On a marché sur la Lune on November 19th Actual price: USD $1,646,512.
  2. Christies TINTIN ON A MARCHÉ SUR LA LUNE (T.17) on November 19th Actual price: USD $638,650.
  3. Doyle New York The Present State of the British Colonies in America, also known as The Hillsborough Colonial Returns. on November 22nd Actual price: USD $394,000.
  4. Heritage Auctions Superman #1 on November 18th Actual price: USD $358,500.
  5. Heritage Auctions The Amazing Spider-Man #1 Curator Pedigree on November 18th Actual price: USD $262,900.
  6. Christies TINTIN TINTIN ET LE THERMO-ZERO 1960 on November 19th Actual price: USD $244,330.
  7. Heritage Auctions Steve Ditko Amazing Spider-Man #27 Splash Page 1 Original Art on November 18th Actual price: USD $239,000.
  8. Heritage Auctions Batman #1 on November 18th Actual price: USD $239,000.
  9. Christies ASTÉRIX ASTÉRIX EN HISPANIE (T.14) on November 19th Actual price: USD $212,530.
  10. Heritage Auctions Casablanca (Warner Brothers, R-1953). Italian 2 - Fogli (39.5" X 55") Luigi Martinati Artwork. on November 20th Actual price: USD $203,150.
  11. Kedem Auction Pair of Torah finials, created by the Jewish silversmith Abraham Lopes de Oliveyra. on November 15th Actual price: USD $196,800.
  12. Heritage Auctions Casablanca (Warner Brothers, 1942). Half Sheet (22" X 28") Style B. on November 20th Actual price: USD $167,300.
  13. Artcurial Carte neige on November 19th Actual price: USD $155,544.
  14. Doyle New York The Pennsylvania Journal; and the Weekly Advertiser. on November 22nd Actual price: USD $150,000.
  15. Heritage Auctions Robert Crumb Thrilling Murder Comics #3 "Jumpin' Jack Flash" Complete 4-Page Story Original Art on November 18th Actual price: USD $143,400.
  16. Kedem Auction Letter from the Cairo geniza, by Rabbi Shlomo Cohen of Alexandria (Egypt), to his father Rabbi Yehuda who resided in Fustat (now a part of the 'Old Egypt' area in Cairo), Shvat 1148. on November 15th Actual price: USD $135,300.
  17. Heritage Auctions Robert Crumb Mondo Snarfo "Grim Grids" Complete 3-Page Story Original Art on November 18th Actual price: USD $131,450.
  18. Artcurial Astérix le Gaulois on November 18th Actual price: USD $108,205.
  19. Heritage Auctions Flash Comics #1 on November 18th Actual price: USD $107,550.
  20. Heritage Auctions More Fun Comics #73 on November 18th Actual price: USD $104,563.
  21. Kedem Auction Handwritten volume, compilation of compositions of the Arizal's kabbalah, with teachings of R. Israel Sarug, including an unknown composition. on November 15th Actual price: USD $104,550.
  22. Heritage Auctions Alex Raymond Flash Gordon Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 8-14-38 on November 18th Actual price: USD $95,600.
  23. Christies JARRE TINTIN LOTUS BLEU on November 19th Actual price: USD $91,690.
  24. Kedem Auction A volume of handwritten halachic responsa, including original letters by various writers. on November 15th Actual price: USD $86,100.
  25. Artcurial Carte neige on November 19th Actual price: USD $81,154.



25 total sales reported this week:

Purcell Auctioneers. Books on October 26th: 76.25%
Charlton Hall. Fall Auction on November 19th: 93.33%
JellyFishTree. Collectible Books on November 9th: 37.96%
Aspire Auctions. Fine Art - Prints, Online bistart 10/21 on October 29th: 100.00%
Brunk Auctions. Books, Prints on November 19th: 87.88%
Artcurial. The World of Herge - Tintin's Creator on November 19th: 66.95%
Artcurial. Comic Strips on November 18th: 64.86%
National Book Auctions. 16th Century, Children's, Emblem on November 20th: 99.06%
Skinner. Studio Art online - Prints on November 18th: 60.66%
Doyle New York. Rare Books, Autographs and Photographs on November 22nd: 87.87%
Kedem Auction. Rare and Important Items on November 15th: 82.53%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on November 22nd: 79.27%
RR Auction. Music and Entertainment - Internet bidstart 11/10 on November 17th: 56.91%
Cowans Auctions. American History on November 18th: 75.84%
PIASA. Editions : prints, illustrated books, multiples on November 17th: 58.93%
Christies. Comic Strips on November 19th: 63.33%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Books & Works on Paper, inc. Literature,Children’s & Illustrated Books on November 18th: 68.10%
Eldreds. Fall Americana and Paintings on November 19th: 58.06%
Neret Minet and Tessier. Posters on November 18th: 55.75%
Alexander Historical Auctions. Asian Manuscripts, Propaganda & Antiques on November 17th: 57.53%
John McInnis Auctioneers. Americana - Books and Prints; War Memorabilia on November 11th: 95.52%
Burgersdijk and Niermans. Rare Books on November 16th: 79.50%
Heritage Auctions. Comics on November 18th: 99.87%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters on November 20th: 97.60%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 11/13 on November 20th: 99.87%


For the week ahead 39 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Nov. 28th
Dorotheum . Vienna. Autographs. 328 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 56 lots

Tue. Nov. 29th
Sothebys. London. Music and Continental Books and Manuscripts. 222 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Start Collecting: Part 1. 96 lots
Jacksons Auction. Cedar Falls, Iowa . World Treasures Featuring Important Russian, European, Asian & American Works. 13 lots
Winner's Auctions and Exhibitions. Jerusalem. Rare Books & Manuscripts, Rabbinical & Admors letters, Maps of Jerusalem, Judiaca. 407 lots
Ader. PARIS. Letters, Autographs and Manuscripts.

Wed. Nov. 30th
Bonhams. London. Prints and Multiples. 308 lots
Christies. London - King Street. Giancarlo Bettrame Library of Science Books, Part 2. 368 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Photography. 345 lots
Tajan. Paris. Prints. 299 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints. 11 lots
Chiswick Auctions. London. Printed Books and Manuscripts. 262 lots
Ader. PARIS. Letters, Autographs and Manuscripts.

Thu. Dec. 1st
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books, Maps and Ephemera.
Swann Galleries. New York. Art, Press & Illustrated Books. 250 lots
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Photography. 122 lots
Christies. London - King Street. Valuable Printed Books and Manuscripts. 165 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Books with Children's Literature, Art and Illustrated. 502 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Editions - Prints. 22 lots
Anteo Subastas. San Sebastián. December Auction - Prints. 13 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Autographs, Memorabilia and Vintage Posters. 711 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Asian Art at Auction - Prints, Books. 74 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Prints and Photographs. 134 lots

Fri. Dec. 2nd
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Louisiana Purchase Auction - Day 1 - Historical Documents, Maps and Prints. 126 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books, Maps and Ephemera.
ALDE. Paris. Original Editions from the 19th-21st Centuries. 223 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Photographs Curated by Lou Proud. 74 lots
Guernseys. New York, NY. The Neil Leifer Photographic Collection - Day 1. 200 lots
Rago Arts and Auctions. Lambertville. Remix: Timeless Style - Prints and Photographs. 19 lots

Sat. Dec. 3rd
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Winter Magic: The Rex Conklin Library and Other Fine Conjuring Collections. 550 lots
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Prints and Multiples. 161 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Americana & Political. 682 lots
Guernseys. New York, NY. The Neil Leifer Photographic Collection - Day 2. 432 lots
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Louisiana Purchase Auction - Day 2 - Manuscript, Maps, Prints. 36 lots

Sun. Dec. 4th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 11/27.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 11/27.
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. Private Collection: Artists' Books and Catalogues. 113 lots
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Louisiana Purchase Auction - Day 3 - Manuscript, Maps, Prints.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 27, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Cook (Captain James).- Webber (John) and Marie Catherina Prestel. Four views in the South Seas [bound with] <i>Atlas to accompany Captain James Cook's account of his voyages...</i> £4,000 to £6,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Knight (Joseph). <i>On the cultivation of the plants belonging to the natural order of Proteeae</i>, 1809. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> India & China.- Sonnerat (Pierre). <i>Voyage aux Indes Orientales et a la Chine, fait par ordre du roi, depuis 1774 jusqu'en 1781</i>. £20,000 to £30,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 27, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Mongolia.- Pallas (Peter Simon). <i>Sammlungen Historischer Nachrichten uber die Mongolischen Volkerschaften.</i> £15,000 to £20,000 
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> America.- Warre (Henry). <i>Sketches in North America</i>, 1848. £4,000 to £6,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Atlases.- <i>English Pilot (The). The Fourth Book. Describing The West-Indian Navigation, from Hudson's Bay to the River Amazones...</i> £4,000 to £6,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 27, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Greece.- Lear (Edward). <i>Views of the Seven Ionian Isles</i>, signed presentation copy from the author to Evelyn Baring, 1863. £3,000 to £4,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Lear (Edward).- [Gray (John Edward)]. <i>Gleanings from the Menagerie and Aviary at Knowsley Hall</i>, 1846. £7,000 to £10,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Flamsteed (John). <i>Historiae Coelestis</i>, first edition,1712. £20,000 to £30,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 27, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Flamsteed (John). <i>Atlas Coelestis</i>, 1781. £10,000 to £15,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Conjuring Posters.- The Steens, American Mystifiers: Originators of Silent Transmission. broadside poster, [probably 1890-1900]. £300 to £500
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Tyndale's Bible.- Bible, English. The newe Testament, Richard Jugge, 1552; sold not subject to return. £10,000 to £15,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 27, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Cook (Captain James).- Webber (John) and Marie Catherina Prestel. Four views in the South Seas [bound with] <i>Atlas to accompany Captain James Cook's account of his voyages to the Pacific Ocean in the years 1776-1780.</i>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Knight (Joseph). <i>On the cultivation of the plants belonging to the natural order of Proteeae</i>, 1809. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> India & China.- Sonnerat (Pierre). <i>Voyage aux Indes Orientales et a la Chine, fait par ordre du roi, depuis 1774 jusqu'en 1781</i>. £20,000 to £30,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 27, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Mongolia.- Pallas (Peter Simon). <i>Sammlungen Historischer Nachrichten uber die Mongolischen Volkerschaften.</i> £15,000 to £20,000 
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> America.- Warre (Henry). <i>Sketches in North America</i>, 1848. £4,000 to £6,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Atlases.- <i>English Pilot (The). The Fourth Book. Describing The West-Indian Navigation, from Hudson's Bay to the River Amazones...</i> £4,000 to £6,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 27, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Greece.- Lear (Edward). <i>Views of the Seven Ionian Isles</i>, signed presentation copy from the author to Evelyn Baring, 1863. £3,000 to £4,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Lear (Edward).- [Gray (John Edward)]. <i>Gleanings from the Menagerie and Aviary at Knowsley Hall</i>, 1846. £7,000 to £10,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Flamsteed (John). <i>Historiae Coelestis</i>, first edition,1712. £20,000 to £30,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 27, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Flamsteed (John). <i>Atlas Coelestis</i>, 1781. £10,000 to £15,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Conjuring Posters.- The Steens, American Mystifiers: Originators of Silent Transmission. broadside poster, [probably 1890-1900]. £300 to £500
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Tyndale's Bible.- Bible, English. The newe Testament, Richard Jugge, 1552; sold not subject to return. £10,000 to £15,000
  • <b>Sotheby’s: The Library of John & Suzanne Bonham. 26 September in London. Viewing 22-25 September</b>
    Sotheby’s London, Sep. 26:</b> Churchill, Winston S. Two Typed Letters Signed, regarding the British North Greenland Expedition (1952-54). £3,000 to £4,000
    Sotheby’s London, Sep. 26:</b> Bernatz, Johann Martin. <i> Scenes in Ethiopia</i>. London: F.G. Moon, 1852. First edition. £6,000 to £8,000
    Sotheby’s London, Sep. 26:</b> Captain Lawrence Edward Grace Oates. Collection comprising (among other things): documents and pamphlets. £1,500 to £1,800
    <b>Sotheby’s: The Library of John & Suzanne Bonham. 26 September in London. Viewing 22-25 September</b>
    Sotheby’s London, Sep. 26:</b> Darwin, Charles, and Philip Parker King, and Robert FitzRoy. <i> Narrative of the Surveying Voyages of His Majesty's Ships Adventure and Beagle Between the Years 1826 and 1836…</i> £15,000 to £20,000
    Sotheby’s London, Sep. 26:</b> Spratt, Thomas A.B., and Edward Forbes. <i>Travels in Lycia, Milyas, and the Cibyratis</i>. London: John Van Voorst, 1847. £800 to £1,200
    Sotheby’s London, Sep. 26:</b> Richardson, John. <i>Arctic Searching Expedition: A Journal of a Boat-Voyage Through Rupert's Land and the Arctic Sea, In Search of Sir John Franklin</i>. £6,000 to £8,000
  • <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Cook in Tahiti. [Playbill]. [Germany, c.1840.] $3,000 - $5,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Roberts' Sketches in Egypt and Nubia. London, 1846-9. $20,000 - $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Breydenbach. Peregrinatio in terram sanctam. Mainz, 1486. $100,000 - $150,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Dürer. Underweysung der messung [and two more]. Nuremberg, 1525-8. $150,000 - $200,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Whitman. Autograph Manuscript [in] The Complete Writings. One of 32 sets. $8,000 - $12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Columbus. De Insulis nuper in mari Indico repertis. Basel, 1494. $700,000 - $1,000,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> The Dr. Hendon M. Harris Jr. Korean Atlas Collection. [Korea; c.1700 to c.1890.] $35,000 - $50,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Aa, Pieter van der. Naaukeurige versameling der gedenk-waardigste zee en land-reysen. Leyden, 1706-8. $8000 - $12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> Russian Kholod 5D67 HFL Rocket Engine. $25,000 - $40,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> Neil Armstrong Apollo Era Training Glove. $8,000 - $12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> Large Lunar Near Side Chart, Signed by 20th Century Surface Explorers. $20,000 - $25,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> Annotated Photo Album Detailing Alexander Graham Bell's Experiments with Tetrahedral Kites. $50,000 - $80,000