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20 Auctions Archived, 34 Sales upcoming

For the week ended Saturday, 17 September, 20 sales were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 6 denominated in euros, 1 in British pounds, and 13 in US dollars.  Turnover was $2,669,910 as 5,869 lots were offered and 4,423 sold for a 76% success rate.  The volume is picking up.

 

1 auction saw its total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Heritage AuctionsRare Books Books Signature Auction on September 15th: $1,233,617 


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

Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersMorningthorpe Manor Country House Sale - Day 4 - The Library on September 9th: 113.84% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books Books Signature Auction on September 15th: 110.71% 
AderBooks and Advertising on September 15th: 104.79% 


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

Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersFine and Decorative Arts - Prints on September 9th: 100.00% 
National Book AuctionsBooks on September 10th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 9/4 on September 11th: 98.55% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 9/4 on September 11th: 98.16% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books Books Signature Auction on September 15th: 96.88% 
Waverly AuctionsRare Books on September 8th: 90.59% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on September 13th: 86.36% 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Heritage Auctions The Federalist. A Collection of Essays, Written in Favour of the New Constitution, Agreed Upon by the Federal Convention, September 17, 1787. on September 15th Actual price: USD $175,000.
  2. Heritage Auctions The Book of Mormon: An Account Written by the Hand of Mormon, upon Plates Taken from the Plates of Nephi...By Joseph Smith, Junior, Author and Proprietor. on September 15th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  3. Michaans Auctions Mt. Fuji from Gotenyama at Shinagawa on Tokaido on September 10th Actual price: USD $31,329.
  4. Heritage Auctions The Lord of the Rings, including: The Fellowship of the Ring. on September 15th Actual price: USD $30,000.
  5. ALDE Belle du Seigneur. on June 29th Actual price: USD $21,862.
  6. Heritage Auctions The Beasts of Tarzan. on September 15th Actual price: USD $18,750.
  7. Heritage Auctions The Story of How Many Thousands of Men and Women Have Recovered from Alcoholism. on September 15th Actual price: USD $17,500.
  8. Heritage Auctions Journals of Congress. Containing Their Proceedings [from September 5, 1774, to November 3, 1788]. on September 15th Actual price: USD $16,250.
  9. Heritage Auctions Three Stories & Ten Poems. on September 15th Actual price: USD $15,625.
  10. Ader Réunion des 3 plaquettes éditées par les établissements NICOLAS de 1930 à 1932 : on September 15th Actual price: USD $14,518.
  11. Heritage Auctions De Legibus & consuetudinibus Anglia, Libri Quinq... on September 15th Actual price: USD $14,375.
  12. Heritage Auctions Travels to the Source of the Missouri River and across the American Continent to the Pacific Ocean. on September 15th Actual price: USD $13,750.
  13. Heritage Auctions Detective Comics Group of 104 on September 11th Actual price: USD $13,145.
  14. Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers A SURVEY OF THE NORFOLK ESTATES OF THE RIGHT HON'BLE JOHN LORD WODEHOUSE on September 9th Actual price: USD $12,502.
  15. Heritage Auctions The Moon Maid. on September 15th Actual price: USD $12,500.
  16. Heritage Auctions Archive of Production Artwork for Carl Sagan's Cosmos. on September 15th Actual price: USD $12,500.
  17. Heritage Auctions Increase Mather. A Further Account of the Tryals of the New England Witches. on September 15th Actual price: USD $12,500.
  18. Old World Auctions A New and Accurat Map of the World Drawne According to ye Truest Descriptions Latest Discoveries & Best Observations yt Have Beene Made by English or Strangers" on June 22nd Actual price: USD $12,075.
  19. Ader Ensemble de 38 plaquettes publicitaires et tarifs des établissements Nicolas, imprimées par Draeger, in-8 et in-4. Tête de collection complète des tarifs et des catalogues de 1927 à 1973. Prestigieuse publication illustrée en couleurs par les meilleurs ar on September 15th Actual price: USD $11,956.
  20. Heritage Auctions The Life of George Washington, Commander in Chief of the American Forces During the War Which Established the Independence of his Country and First President of the United States. on September 15th Actual price: USD $11,875.
  21. Heritage Auctions Great Auk. on September 15th Actual price: USD $11,250.
  22. Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers MEMORANDUMS OF HERALDRY on September 9th Actual price: USD $10,470.
  23. Heritage Auctions Men Without Women. on September 15th Actual price: USD $10,000.
  24. Heritage Auctions Route Across the Rocky Mountains, With a Description of Oregon and California; Their Geographical Features, Their Resources, Soil, Climate, Productions, &c., &c. on September 15th Actual price: USD $10,000.
  25. Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers VELLUM GRANT OF A STANDARD BY SIR THOMAS WRIOTHESLEY, GARTER, AND JOHN YONGE, NORROY TO SIR JOHN CARRE "DE HART" IN THE BISHOPRIC OF DURHAM DATED 14 March 1515 on September 9th Actual price: USD $9,689.


20 total sales reported this week:

Ader. Books and Advertising on September 15th: 52.84%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books Books Signature Auction on September 15th: 96.88%
JellyFishTree. Books on August 10th: 67.44%
JellyFishTree. September Auction: Books - Internet bidstart 9/7 on September 14th: 33.88%
RJM Autographs and Antiques. Autographs on September 13th: 11.88%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on September 13th: 86.36%
Winter Associates. Fine Arts, Antiques, Americana on September 12th: 72.73%
National Book Auctions. Books on September 10th: 100.00%
Waverly Auctions. Rare Books on September 8th: 90.59%
Vermot de Pas. CollectioMania - Posters, Prints on September 8th: 19.09%
Vermot de Pas. NASA Photographs on July 25th: 28.77%
ALDE. Original Edition, 19th-21st Centuries on June 30th: 31.25%
ALDE. Antiquarian and 19th Century Books on June 29th: 50.00%
Old World Auctions. Antique Maps, Globes, Charts, Atlases & Vintage Graphics - online bidstart 6/15 on June 22nd: 61.15%
Michaans Auctions. Estates Sale - Prints on September 10th: 53.13%
Rago Arts and Auctions. Estates Sale on September 10th: 73.77%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Fine and Decorative Arts - Prints on September 9th: 100.00%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Morningthorpe Manor Country House Sale - Day 4 - The Library on September 9th: 70.53%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 9/4 on September 11th: 98.16%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 9/4 on September 11th: 98.55%


For the week ahead 34 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Sep. 19th
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Chadds Ford, PA . September Catalogue Auction. 85 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 98 lots

Tue. Sep. 20th
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Clocks, etc. - Books. 6 lots
Bonhams. New York. Exploration and Travel. 149 lots
Tajan. Paris. Claude Morillon's Library.
Dorotheum . Vienna. Posters, Advertising Art, Comics, Film and Photohistory. 270 lots
Christies. New York. Private Collection of President and Mrs. Ronald Reagan - Books, Prints. 78 lots
Paige Auction. Portland. Art, Advertising, Collectibles and More. 58 lots
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Jewish and Israeli History and Culture. 401 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Books. 17 lots

Wed. Sep. 21st
Christies. London - King Street. Prints and Multiples. 158 lots
Bonhams. New York. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 187 lots
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Exeter. Antiquarian Books. 401 lots
Dorotheum . Vienna. Books and Decorative Prints.
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . History of the Jewish People in Eretz Israel and the Diaspora. 509 lots
Chiswick Auctions. London. Canals and River Books. 146 lots

Thu. Sep. 22nd
Swann Galleries. New York. 19th and 20th Century Prints and Drawings.
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Angling & Sporting with Travel & Exploration plus Cartography. 392 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Fine Books and Works on Paper. 524 lots
Kestenbaum and Company. New York. Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Holy Land Maps and Ceremonial Objects. 235 lots

Fri. Sep. 23rd
Venator and Hanstein. Köln . Books and Prints.
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Lee's Summit . Paintings, Lithographs, Etchings and Woodcuts Featuring Part I of the Robert Hudson Collection.
Skinner. Boston. Fine Prints, Fine Photographs. 164 lots
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Old Master Prints. 70 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Antiques and Accessories - Books and Prints. 55 lots
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Old Master Prints. 66 lots

Sat. Sep. 24th
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Books and Prints. 40 lots
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Autographs. 89 lots
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Advertising, Toys and Con-Op: Posters and Prints.
Venator and Hanstein. Köln . Modern and contemporary Prints and Drawings · Modern Books.
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Books. 354 lots

Sun. Sep. 25th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 9/18.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 9/18.
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Books and Prints. 45 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <center><b>The Collectors’ Sale<br>March 3, 2021</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Mar. 3:</b> Verlag, Luzern, Publishers: <i>The Book of Kells,</i> the most precious illuminated manuscript of the early Middle Ages, now reproduced, the FIRST AND ONLY COMPLETE FINE ART FACSIMILE EDITION. €5,000 to €6,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Mar. 3:</b> Rowling (J.K.) <i>Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone,</i> 8vo, L. (Bloomsbury) 1997, First Deluxe Edn., Signed by the Author on title page. €4,000 to €5,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Mar. 3:</b> Gilbert (John T.) Account of Facsimiles of National Manuscripts of Ireland, from the earliest extant specimens to A.D. 719. €2,000 to €3,000.
    <center><b>The Collectors’ Sale<br>March 3, 2021</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Mar. 3:</b> <i>The Georgian Society Records of Eighteenth-Century Domestic Architecture in Dublin [-Ireland],</i> 5 vols. lg. 4to D. 1909 - 1913. Limited Editions. €1,500 to €2,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Mar. 3:</b> Yeats (W.B.) <i>The Poems of W.B. Yeats,</i> 2 vols., roy 8vo, L. (MacMillan & Co.) 1949, Limited Edn., No. 185 (of 375 copies). Signed. €1,500 to €2,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Mar. 3:</b> Crone (John S.)ed. <i>The Irish Book Lover, A Monthly Review of Irish Literature and Bibliography.</i> Vol. I No 1 August 1909 - Vol. XXXII No. 6, September 1957. €1,250 to €2,000.
    <center><b>The Collectors’ Sale<br>March 3, 2021</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Mar. 3:</b> Yeats (John Butler) <i>An original self-portrait Sketch,</i> Signed and dated April 1919, N[ew] York. €1,200 to €1,500.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Mar. 3:</b> Photograph Album. Entitled ''A Souvenir of the Visit to Jeypore Samasthanam of His Excellency the Right Hon'ble Viscount Goschen of Hawkhurst… 14th December 1927''. €1,000 to €1,500.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Mar. 3:</b> Pistolesi (Erasmo) <i>Il Vaticano,</i> 8vols. large atlas, folio Rome (Tipografia della Societa..) 1829. €500 to €600.
    <center><b>The Collectors’ Sale<br>March 3, 2021</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Mar. 3:</b> Chagall (Marc)illus., Legmarie (Jean) comp., <i>The Jerusalem Windows,</i> folio N.Y. (George Braziller) 1962. €400 to €500.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Mar. 3:</b> Bullitt (Thos. W.) <i>My Life at Oxmoor,</i> Life on a Farm in Kentucky before the War. Roy 8vo Louisville, Kentucky, 1911. Privately Printed No. 86 of 100 Copies Only. €300 to €400.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Mar. 3:</b> Popish Plot: Oates (Titus) <i>The Popes Whore House or The Merchandise of The Whore of Rome,</i> folio L. 1679. First Edn. €100 to €150.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 25:</b> Frederick Douglass, ALS recruiting help for his paper after schism with Garrison, Rochester, 1851. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 25:</b> James Dean, photograph by Sanford H. Roth, signed & inscribed by Dean. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 25:</b> Richard Wagner, ALS requesting confirmation that the Grand Duke received his letter, 1863. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 25:</b> Benjamin Rush, ALS, doctor’s note for a Revolutionary soldier, 1780. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 25:</b> Lord Byron, ALS to Cambridge classmate, “your friendship is of more account to me than all these absurd vanities,” c. 1812. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 25:</b> Ernest Hemingway, <i>Three Stories & Ten Poems,</i> first edition of the author’s first book, Paris, 1923. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 25:</b> Ralph Ellison, <i>Invisible Man,</i> first English edition of the author’s first novel, signed, London, 1953. $1,800 to $2,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 25:</b> Margery Lawrence, <i>The Madonna of Seven Moons,</i> first edition in unrestored dust jacket, Indianapolis, 1933. $800 to $1,200.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 25:</b> Joseph Albers, <i>Interaction of Color,</i> 80 color screenprints, Yale University Press, New Haven & London, 1963. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 25:</b> Albert Einstein, autograph manuscript, unsigned, likely a draft discarded while working toward a unified field theory. $10,000 to $20,000.
  • <b><center>Hindman Auctions<br>Literature from a Private New Orleans Collection<br>March 19, 2021</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Mar. 19:</b> STEINBECK, John (1902-1968). <i>The Pastures of Heaven.</i> New York: Brewer, Warren & Putnam, 1932. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Mar. 19:</b> FITZGERALD, F. Scott (1896-1940). <i>Tender is the Night.</i> New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934. $6,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Mar. 19:</b> STOKER, Bram (1847-1912). <i>Dracula.</i> Westminster: Archibald Constable and Company, 1897. $5,000 to $7,000.
    <b><center>Hindman Auctions<br>Literature from a Private New Orleans Collection<br>March 19, 2021</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Mar. 19:</b> GOLDING, William (1911-1993). <i>Lord of the Flies.</i> London: Faber and Faber, 1954. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Mar. 19:</b> SALINGER, J. D. (1919-2010). The Catcher in the Rye. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1951. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Mar. 19:</b> HEMINGWAY, Ernest (1899-1961). <i>The Torrents of Spring.</i> New York: Scribner's, 1926. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b><center>Hindman Auctions<br>Literature from a Private New Orleans Collection<br>March 19, 2021</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Mar. 19:</b> HUXLEY, Aldous (1894-1963). <i>Brave New World.</i> London: Chatto & Windus, 1932. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Mar. 19:</b> WELLS, H.G. <i>The Time Machine, an Invention.</i> New York: Henry Holt, 1895. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Mar. 19:</b> DAHL, Roald (1916-1990). <i>Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.</i> New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1964. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b><center>Hindman Auctions<br>Literature from a Private New Orleans Collection<br>March 19, 2021</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Mar. 19:</b> HERBERT, Frank (1920-1986). Dune. Philadelphia: Chilton Books, 1965. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Mar. 19:</b> KESEY, Ken (1935-2001). <i>One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.</i> New York: The Viking Press, 1962. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Mar. 19:</b> VONNEGUT, Kurt, Jr. (1922-2007). <i>Slaughterhouse-Five or The Children's Crusade.</i> New York: Seymour Lawrence Delacorte Press, 1969. $2,000 to $3,000.