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12 Auctions Archived, 16 Sales Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 14 January 2017 12 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 2 denominated in euros, 4 in British pounds, and 6 in US dollars.  Turnover was $1,145,170 as 3,853 lots were offered and 2,872 sold for a 75% success rate.

 

We are in the quiet period but the spring will come early this year.



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

Lyon and TurnbullRare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photography on January 11th: 122.01% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsEdwin S. Curtis "The North American Indian" - Online on January 9th: 105.32% 


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

National Book AuctionsBooks on January 7th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 1/1 on January 8th: 99.60% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 1/1 on January 8th: 98.47% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsEdwin S. Curtis "The North American Indian" - Online on January 9th: 89.13% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on January 10th: 88.64% 
Michaans AuctionsJanuary Estate Auction on January 7th: 84.62% 
Lyon and TurnbullRare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photography on January 11th: 81.29% 
Chiswick AuctionsPrinted Books and Manuscripts on November 30th: 80.15% 
 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Lyon and Turnbull Animal Locomotion. An Electro-Photographic Investigation of Consecutive Phases of Animal Movements 1872-1885. on January 11th Actual price: USD $90,750.
  2. Lyon and Turnbull 1) Wordsworth, William "The Pine Tree upon Monte Mario", Autograph Manuscript Poem, signed; 15 lines including title, with at foot: "Rydal Mount, St. Peter's day (June 29th), 1843. Transcribed for my beloved friend Isabella Fenwick, Wm. Wordsworth", one s on January 11th Actual price: USD $51,425.
  3. Bibliopathos Atlas sive Geographia compendiosa in qua Orbis Terrarum paucis attamen novissimus tabulis ostenditur on December 15th Actual price: USD $45,262.
  4. Bibliopathos Dialogo [...] sopra i due Massimi Sistemi del Mondo Tolemaico, e Copernicano on December 15th Actual price: USD $20,691.
  5. Bibliopathos Atlante Novissimo. on December 15th Actual price: USD $19,875.
  6. Lyon and Turnbull Emilie Schindler's manuscript workbook containing 60pp. of German-Spanish translation notes on January 11th Actual price: USD $11,344.
  7. Bibliopathos Atlas Universel dressé sur les meilleures cartes modernes on December 15th Actual price: USD $10,346.
  8. Heritage Auctions Four Color #4 Donald Duck (Dell, 1940) CGC VG 4.0 Cream to off-white pages. on January 8th Actual price: USD $7,170.
  9. Lyon and Turnbull Syphilis sive Morbus Gallicus. on January 11th Actual price: USD $6,353.
  10. Lyon and Turnbull 2pp. typed letter signed in red ink sent from Oskar Schindler to Emilie Schindler, on January 11th Actual price: USD $5,748.
  11. Bibliopathos Liber epistolarum beati Augustini episcopi hipponensis ecclesie on December 15th Actual price: USD $5,690.
  12. Lyon and Turnbull A General History of Birds. on January 11th Actual price: USD $5,143.
  13. Lyon and Turnbull Idem] The Blue Fairy Book, 1889. First edition, with an ALS from Laing to Thomas Hutchison laid-in, commenting, "This book is only meant for children...", 8 full-page illustrations, 16pp. publisher's catalogue dated August 1889; Lang, Andrew The Red Fairy on January 11th Actual price: USD $4,840.
  14. Michaans Auctions Sally's Back and "Frances Duckling" on January 7th Actual price: USD $4,720.
  15. Lyon and Turnbull A Voyage Round Great Britain.. on January 11th Actual price: USD $4,538.
  16. Lyon and Turnbull Book of Common Prayer, 1636/7 The Booke of Common Prayer... on January 11th Actual price: USD $4,538.
  17. Lyon and Turnbull Die unbesungenen Helden. on January 11th Actual price: USD $4,538.
  18. Lyon and Turnbull Alexandria. on January 11th Actual price: USD $4,538.
  19. PBA Galleries Zwen Tractatus des hocherfarnen... 1. De viribus membrorum spiritualium, II. De Electro. Mit Erklärung ettlicher Wörter und Praeparationum on January 12th Actual price: USD $4,500.
  20. PBA Galleries Reichenbachia. Orchids Illustrated and Described on January 12th Actual price: USD $4,200.
  21. Lyon and Turnbull The Old Closes & Streets of Glasgow. on January 11th Actual price: USD $3,933.
  22. Lyon and Turnbull Postcard, post-marked 31.7.57, handwritten and signed, to Emilie Schindler, 15 x 10.5cm Provenance: From the estate of Emilie Schindler and thence by descent on January 11th Actual price: USD $3,933.
  23. Lyon and Turnbull A Collection of the Most Remarkable Accounts that Relate to the families of Scotland, Drawn from their owne charters... on January 11th Actual price: USD $3,933.
  24. Lyon and Turnbull Lord of the Flies on January 11th Actual price: USD $3,933.
  25. Lyon and Turnbull Opera Inedita... Goettingen: Joann. Christian. on January 11th Actual price: USD $3,630.




12 total sales reported this week:

PBA Galleries. Rare Medicine & Science: Inventory of Edwin V. Glaser Rare Books on January 12th: 44.59%
National Book Auctions. Books on January 7th: 100.00%
Bibliopathos. Fine and Valuable Books on December 15th: 15.67%
Chiswick Auctions. Canals and River Books on September 21st: 77.40%
Chiswick Auctions. Printed Books and Manuscripts on November 30th: 80.15%
Lyon and Turnbull. Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photography on January 11th: 81.29%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Edwin S. Curtis "The North American Indian" - Online on January 9th: 89.13%
Winter Associates. Mid-Century Modern - Prints on January 9th: 51.72%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on January 10th: 88.64%
Michaans Auctions. January Estate Auction on January 7th: 84.62%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 1/1 on January 8th: 98.47%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 1/1 on January 8th: 99.60%

 

For the week ahead 16 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jan. 16th
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Prints from the Collection of Clifford and Rosemary Ellis. 163 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 89 lots

Tue. Jan. 17th
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Online Auction – Jewish Art and Artists. 518 lots

Wed. Jan. 18th
Sothebys. New York. Alexander Hamilton: An Important Family Archive. 77 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Prints, Multiples and Photography. 138 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Post War and Contemporary Art. 113 lots
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . Fine Art, Furniture and Decorative Arts - Prints. 54 lots
JellyFishTree. Johannesburg. Collectible Books. 145 lots

Thu. Jan. 19th
Bonhams. London. A Gentleman's Library. 15 lots
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. West Palm Beach, Florida . Palm Beach January Auction. 38 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Olympic Memorabilia - Internet bidstart 1/12. 12 lots

Sat. Jan. 21st
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Antiques and Accessories - Books and Prints. 58 lots
Sothebys. Paris. Comic Strips. 71 lots
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books, Art, Ephemera, and Collectibles.

Sun. Jan. 22nd
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 1/15.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 1/15.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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
  • <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.