• <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Churchill (Winston) & Others. 1944 Commonwealth Prime Ministers’ Conference, 27 April 1944. £8,000 to £12,000.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Joyce (James). <i>Ulysses.</i> First English edition, 1922. £800 to £1,200.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Belzoni (Giovanni Battista). <i>Plates Illustrated of the Researches and Operations...in Egypt and Nubia,</i> FIRST EDITION, 1821-1822. £14,375 inc Buyers Premium.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Astor (John Jacob). A collection of rare letters, 9 January 1812- 4 September 1837. £26,000 inc Buyers Premium.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Rowling (J.K.) <i>Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone,</i> FIRST EDITION, first issue, 1997. £27,500 inc Buyers Premium.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Royal Family. Photograph of Queen Elizabeth, George VI, Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret, signed, 1946. £3,640 inc Buyers Premium.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Collodi (Carlo). <i>Le avventure di Pinocchio. Storia di un burattino,</i> FIRST EDITION, 1883. £8,401 inc Buyers Premium.
  • <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Macbeth: A Tragedy.</i> London, 1673. FIRST SEPARATE AND FIRST QUARTO EDITION. THE CHARLTON HESTON COPY. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> HEMINGWAY, ERNEST. <i>In Our Time.</i> Paris, 1924. FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> HAWTHORNE, NATHANIEL. <i>Fanshawe, A Tale.</i> Boston, 1828. FIRST EDITION OF AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> THOREAU, HENRY DAVID. <i>Walden; Or, Life in the Woods.</i> Boston, 1854. FINE COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies.</i> London, 1685. THE FOURTH FOLIO, Brewster/Bentley issue. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> STEIG, WILLIAM. Original maquette and 58 finished drawings for <i>The Agony in the Kindergarten,</i> one of Steig's most important books. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> VERNE, JULES. <i>A Journey to the Centre of the Earth.</i> New York & London, 1872. FIRST EDITION, RARE AMERICAN ISSUE, with Scribner & Welford cancel title. $5,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> KING, STEPHEN. <i>Carrie.</i> New York, 1974. INSCRIBED FIRST EDITION, OF AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. $1,200 to $1,800.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> APPLE MACINTOSH PROTOTYPE. 1983. The earliest known Macintosh with "Twiggy" drive, one of only two known working machines. $120,000 to $180,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> PLATO. <i>Timaeus</i> [AND] <i>Critias</i> [from Ficini's 1484 Opera]. A LANDMARK OF SCIENTIFIC THOUGHT. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> LOVELACE, AUGUSTA ADA. Sketch of the Analytical Engine Invented by Charles Babbage Esq. London, 1843. FIRST EDITION, JOURNAL ISSUE, MOST IMPORTANT PAPER IN EARLY DIGITAL COMPUTING. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> APPLE-1 COMPUTER. Signed by Steve Wozniak, used in development of Apple II. $200,000 to $300,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> DARWIN, CHARLES. 1809-1882. <i>On the Origin of Species By Means of Natural Selection.</i> London, 1859. FIRST EDITION. $80,000 to $120,000.
  • <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> CLEMENS, SAMUEL L. <i>The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain.</i> Hartford: The American Publishing Company, 1876. $14,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> BATEMAN, JAMES. <i>The Orchidaceae of Mexico and Guatemala.</i> London: J. Ridgway & Sons for the author, [1837]-1843. $60,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> WHITMAN, WALT. <i>Leaves of Grass.</i> Brooklyn: [For the author by Andrew and James Rome,] 1855. $150,000 to $200,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> LEE, HARPER. Three “Seckatary Hawkins”-related books inscribed and signed by Harper Lee. $60,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> POE, EDGAR ALLAN. <i>The Raven.</i> New York: Wiley and Putnam, 1845. $120,000 to $180,000.

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29 Auctions Archived, 32 Sales Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday, October 29th, 2016, 29 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 1 denominated in Australian dollars, 6 in euros, 4 in British pounds, and 18 in US dollars.  Turnover was $15,796,375 as 8,977 lots were offered and 6,474 sold for a 72% success rate.  We’re in the high season.

 

3 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

ChristiesThe Golden Age of Baseball: Selections of Works from the National Pastime Museum on October 20th: $7,118,250 
Swann GalleriesFine and Vernacular Prints on October 25th: $1,881,950 
SothebysSelections from the Fox Pointe Manor Library on October 26th: $1,870,625 

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

Swann GalleriesRare Window Cards from the Julius Paul Collection on December 18th: 635.16% 
Galerie BassengeModern Literature and Art Documentation, Design, Avantgarde on October 14th: 116.54% 
Australian Book AuctionsBooks and Ephemera in All Fields from the Collection of the Late Paul Dwyer on October 18th: 102.85% 


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

National Book AuctionsBooks, Art and Ephemera - Canada, Egypt, Polar, West, etc. on October 22nd: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 10/16 on October 23rd: 99.87% 
Heritage AuctionsThe Edgar Rice Burroughs Collection of Roy and Dela White Internet Rare Books and Autographs on October 27th: 99.60% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 10/16 on October 23rd: 98.23% 
ChristiesThe Golden Age of Baseball: Selections of Works from the National Pastime Museum on October 20th: 91.53% 
ChristiesOld Masters - Prints on October 26th: 90.00% 
Australian Book AuctionsBooks and Ephemera in All Fields from the Collection of the Late Paul Dwyer on October 18th: 85.53% 
Rachel Davis Fine ArtsFine Arts: Prints on October 22nd: 84.33% 
Swann GalleriesRare and Important Travel Posters on October 27th: 81.98% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on October 25th: 80.90% 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Christies SHOELESS JOE JACKSON PROFESSIONAL MODEL BAT on October 20th Actual price: USD $583,500.
  2. Christies ADRIAN "CAP" ANSON PROFESSIONAL MODEL BAT on October 20th Actual price: USD $427,500.
  3. Christies LOU GEHRIG PROFESSIONAL MODEL BAT on October 20th Actual price: USD $415,500.
  4. Christies JOSH GIBSON PROFESSIONAL MODEL BAT on October 20th Actual price: USD $319,500.
  5. Christies JACKIE ROBINSON PROFESSIONAL MODEL BAT on October 20th Actual price: USD $295,500.
  6. Christies 1952 TOPPS #261 WILLIE MAYS on October 20th Actual price: USD $247,500.
  7. Christies MIKE "KING" KELLY SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH on October 20th Actual price: USD $199,500.
  8. Christies 1955 TOPPS #123 SANDY KOUFAX on October 20th Actual price: USD $162,500.
  9. Christies GEORGE SISLER PROFESSIONAL MODEL BAT on October 20th Actual price: USD $137,500.
  10. Christies WALTER JOHNSON PROFESSIONAL MODEL BAT on October 20th Actual price: USD $118,750.
  11. Swann Galleries Portrait of Kate Keown. on October 25th Actual price: USD $106,250.
  12. Christies MICKEY MANTLE PROFESSIONAL MODEL BAT on October 20th Actual price: USD $106,250.
  13. Swann Galleries DEWAR'S / THE FAIR MAID OF PERTH. on December 18th Actual price: USD $106,250.
  14. Christies JOSH GIBSON SIGNED CONTRACT on October 20th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  15. Christies GEORGE "BABE" RUTH PROFESSIONAL MODEL BAT on October 20th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  16. Christies JIMMIE FOXX PROFESSIONAL MODEL BAT on October 20th Actual price: USD $93,750.
  17. Swann Galleries Karsh--Fifteen Portraits. on October 25th Actual price: USD $87,500.
  18. Sothebys PURCHAS HIS PILGRIMES ... [WITH] PURCHASE HIS PILGRIMAGE.  on October 26th Actual price: USD $81,250.
  19. Christies HANK GREENBERG PROFESSIONAL MODEL BAT on October 20th Actual price: USD $81,250.
  20. Christies MARTIN DIHIGO PROFESSIONAL MODEL BAT on October 20th Actual price: USD $81,250.
  21. Christies JOE JACKSON SIGNED BILL OF SALE on October 20th Actual price: USD $81,250.
  22. Australian Book Auctions VOYAGE AUTOUR DU MONDE, on October 18th Actual price: USD $72,838.
  23. Swann Galleries Political Rally, Chicago. on October 25th Actual price: USD $67,500.
  24. Swann Galleries At the Time of the Louisville Flood, Kentucky. on October 25th Actual price: USD $65,000.
  25. Christies 1954 TOPPS #94 ERNIE BANKS on October 20th Actual price: USD $62,500.



29 total sales reported this week:

National Book Auctions. Books, Art and Ephemera - Canada, Egypt, Polar, West, etc. on October 22nd: 100.00%
Christies. The Golden Age of Baseball: Selections of Works from the National Pastime Museum on October 20th: 91.53%
Auctionata. Post War and Contemporary Art - Prints on October 27th: 29.09%
One Of Kind Collectibles. Autographs,& Manuscripts and Sports on October 27th: 77.38%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Travel, Natural History and Colour Plate Books on October 27th: 51.05%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Books and Works on Paper on October 27th: 64.90%
Swann Galleries. Rare and Important Travel Posters on October 27th: 81.98%
Heritage Auctions. Photographs on October 27th: 53.39%
Heritage Auctions. The Edgar Rice Burroughs Collection of Roy and Dela White Internet Rare Books and Autographs on October 27th: 99.60%
Grays Auctioneers. Fine Art - Prints on October 26th: 51.35%
Christies. Old Masters - Prints on October 26th: 90.00%
Sothebys. Collections - Prints, Books on October 26th: 60.00%
Sothebys. Selections from the Fox Pointe Manor Library on October 26th: 67.71%
Swann Galleries. Fine and Vernacular Prints on October 25th: 73.99%
Swann Galleries. Rare Window Cards from the Julius Paul Collection on December 18th: 77.27%
Bonhams. Photographs on October 25th: 44.44%
Quagga Rare Books and Art. Photographs and Photobooks - Part 1 - Internet bidstart 10/18 on October 25th: 44.44%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Interiors - Prints on October 25th: 70.83%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on October 25th: 80.90%
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Fine Arts: Prints on October 22nd: 84.33%
Grogan and Company. The October Auction on October 23rd: 70.59%
Galerie Bassenge. Autograph Letters on Literature, Science, Art and Music on October 15th: 46.87%
Galerie Bassenge. Modern Literature and Art Documentation, Design, Avantgarde on October 14th: 69.55%
Galerie Bassenge. Literature, Illustrated Books, Philosophy, Abecedaria on October 14th: 50.91%
Galerie Bassenge. Manuscripts, Incunables, Theology, Books on Art, Juridica on October 13th: 61.00%
Galerie Bassenge. Rare Books, Geography, Medicine, Science, Music, Politics on October 13th: 49.73%
Australian Book Auctions. Books and Ephemera in All Fields from the Collection of the Late Paul Dwyer on October 18th: 85.53%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 10/16 on October 23rd: 99.87%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 10/16 on October 23rd: 98.23% 

 

For the week ahead 32 sales are scheduled: 

Mon. Oct. 31st 
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Antiques and Interiors - Books and Pictures. 21 lots 
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 69 lots 

Tue. Nov. 1st 
Swann Galleries. New York. Autographs. 285 lots 
Tooveys. West Sussex. Ephemera. 208 lots 
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Chadds Ford, PA . Autumn Auction - Prints, Books. 21 lots 

Wed. Nov. 2nd 
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 476 lots 
Christies. New York. Prints and Multiples. 369 lots 
Dorotheum . Vienna. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 178 lots 
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints. 24 lots 

Thu. Nov. 3rd 
Swann Galleries. New York. Old Master Through Modern Prints. 544 lots 
Minerva Auctions Roma. Roma. Photography. 229 lots 
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Press Books. 301 lots 
RJM Autographs and Antiques. Boston. Distinguished Historical Documents, Letters. 157 lots 

Fri. Nov. 4th 
Bonhams. London. Automobilia. 25 lots 
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. ANCIENT AND MODERN PRINTS - MAPS. 324 lots 
Nosbüsch & Stucke. Berlin. Rare Books and Prints. 508 lots 
John McInnis Auctioneers. Amesbury. November Fine Arts Sale - Prints. 45 lots 

Sat. Nov. 5th 
Nosbüsch & Stucke. Berlin. Rare Books and Prints. 982 lots 
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. Automobilia. 24 lots 
Potomack Company. Alexandria. November Presidential & Political Auction.. 71 lots 
Addison and Sarova. Macon. Rare and Fine Books. 315 lots 
Vermot de Pas. Paris. Comic Strips, Albums, Original Boards, Japanese Objects & Animation - Day 1. 716 lots 
Arader Galleries. New York City. Fine Prints, including Audubon Prints from "Birds of America". 223 lots 
Knotty Pine Auction Service. West Swanzey. Main Ephemera and Book Auction. 159 lots 
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . Automobilia. 78 lots 
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books
Rago Arts and Auctions. Lambertville. 19th and 20th Century Art - Prints. 36 lots 
Rago Arts and Auctions. Lambertville. Adriana Williams Collection - Fine Art Prints. 11 lots 
Rago Arts and Auctions. Lambertville. Post War and Contemporary Art - Prints. 111 lots 

Sun. Nov. 6th 
Vermot de Pas. Paris. Comic Strips, Albums, Original Boards, Japanese Objects & Animation - Day 2. 352 lots 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 10/30
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 10/30

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  • <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Currier & Ives, <i>The Mississippi in Time of Peace,</i> hand-colored lithograph, 1865. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Hartmann Schedel, <i>Liber Cronicarum...,</i> Nuremberg, 1493. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Claudius Ptolemaeus, <i>Geographicae Enarrationis Libri Octo,</i> Lyons, 1535. $20,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Thomas Jefferys, <i>The American Atlas,</i> London, 1776-77. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> John Speed, <i>A Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World,</i> 20 miniature maps, London, 1665. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> <i>Biblia Das ist: Die Gantze Heilige Schrifft Durch D. Martin Luther Verteutscht,</i> illustrated cartographic Bible, Basel, 1665. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Early Hawaiian-language school geography, Lahainaluna Seminary, 1840. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Cornelis de Jode, <i>Africae Vera Forma, et Situs,</i> Antwerp, 1593. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Maria Vincenzo Coronelli, <i>America Settentrionale Colle Nuove Scoperte Sin All Anno,</i> Venice, 1688. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Johann Christoph Volkamer, <i>Nürnbergische Hesperides,</i> Nuremberg, 1708-1714. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Johann Bayer, <i>Uranometria, Omnium Asterismorum Continens Schemata...,</i> 51 celestial charts, c. 1603. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Manuscript map of Commodore Perry’s Black Ship squadron at Edo Bay, with manuscript sketchbook, ink & watercolor, Japan, c. 1853. $2,500 to $3,500.