• <center><b>Rare Book Fair<br>Stuttgart<br>29 Jan – 1 Feb 2021</b>
    <center><b>Rare Book Fair<br>Stuttgart<br>29 Jan – 1 Feb 2021</b>
    <center><b>Rare Book Fair<br>Stuttgart<br>29 Jan – 1 Feb 2021</b>
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 18:</b> Manuel Orazi, <i>La Maison Moderne,</i> 1900. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 18:</b> Maxfield Parrish, <i>The Century, Midsummer Holiday Number,</i> 1897. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 18:</b> Alphonse Mucha, <i>Medee, Sarah Bernhardt,</i> 1898. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 18:</b> H.A. Volodimer, <i>Grand Prix d’Endurance de 24 Heures,</i> 1923. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 18:</b> Aldo Mazza, <i>Vini d’Italia,</i> circa 1920. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 18:</b> Leonetto Cappiello, <i>l’Oie d’Or,</i> circa 1930. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 18:</b> <i>James Bond Does It Everywhere in “Thunderball!”</i> designer unknown, 1965. $1,500 to $2,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 18:</b> Emil Cardinaux, <i>Palace Hotel, St. Moritz,</i> 1920. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 18:</b> Joseph C. Leyendecker, <i>“Contour” Arrow Form-Fit Collars,</i> 1917. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 18:</b> Sascha Maurer, <i>Ski at Lake Placid,</i> 1938. $2,500 to $3,500.
  • <center><b>Case Antiques<br>Two-Day Winter Auction<br>Jan. 30 & 31, 2021</b>
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> Rare 1778 Engraved map of Colonial Philadelphia after George Heap (1714-1752) and Nicholas Scull (1687-1761). $10,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> Author signed and inscribed <i>THE FOUNTAINHEAD,</i> stated First Edition, by Ayn Rand, published by The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Indianapolis, New York, 1943. $2,000 to $2,400.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> John James Audubon (American, 1785-1851) hand-colored aquatint engraving, "Yellow-billed Magpie, Stellers Jay, Ultramarine Jay and Clark's Crow," Plate Number CCCLXII. $1,800 to $2,200.
    <center><b>Case Antiques<br>Two-Day Winter Auction<br>Jan. 30 & 31, 2021</b>
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) autograph letter, signed, as President, to Nathan Reid detailing Jackson’s intervention on behalf of Reid's grandson. $1,800 to $2,200.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> Edward Steichen (Luxembourg/American, 1879-1973) portfolio of photographs, "The Early Years 1900-1927, 12 Hand-Gravure Prints" #41/1000, printed in 1981. $1,400 to $1,600.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, TLS, one-page typed letter on The White House, Washington, D.C., stationary to John Marshall Butler. $1,400 to $1,600.
    <center><b>Case Antiques<br>Two-Day Winter Auction<br>Jan. 30 & 31, 2021</b>
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> Two Pre-Civil War slave related letters, including one written by Mariah, a female domestic slave of James Vincent Musgrove (1814-1890) to her daughter. $1,000 to $1,200.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> Two author signed and inscribed Ayn Rand related books, including one Rand signed <i>WE THE LIVING,</i> London 1940 edition. $1,000 to $1,200.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> PLAN DE LA VILLE DE MEMPHIS (ETATS-UNIS) 40,000 HABITANTS pen and ink with watercolor hand drawn drainage system map, circa 1870. $700 to $900.
    <center><b>Case Antiques<br>Two-Day Winter Auction<br>Jan. 30 & 31, 2021</b>
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> Scarce Mezzotint portrait of Thomas Pownall, Colonial Governor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay (1757-1760) and South Carolina (1760). $600 to $700.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> VIEW OF NORFOLK FROM COSPORT, VIRGINIA, John Hill, engraver, after John Shaw (U.K., 1776-1832). $600 to $700.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> THE BURNING OF THE MERCHANT'S EXCHANGE, NEW YORK CITY -THE GREAT FIRE OF DECEMBER, 1835. Scarce color lithograph, a 1909 reissue of the original 1836 print. $500 to $700.

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The Season Begins: 25 Auctions this Week

For the week ended Saturday, September 2nd, 16 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; one denominated in euros, 2 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 12 in US dollars.  Turnover was a slim $888,397 as 3,714 lots were offered and 3,003 lots sold for an 81% success rate.  It was quiet.

 

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

EldredsThe Prints of Paul Jacoulet on August 23rd: 115.50% 


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

Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 8/20 on August 27th: 99.68% 
Rago Arts and AuctionsUnreserved - Session 2 on August 26th: 99.04% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 8/20 on August 27th: 98.40% 
Rago Arts and AuctionsUnreserved - Session 3 on August 27th: 98.39% 
Rago Arts and AuctionsUnreserved - Session 1 on August 25th: 97.83% 
EldredsThe Prints of Paul Jacoulet on August 23rd: 95.40% 
EldredsAsian Art on August 26th: 94.00% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on August 29th: 93.75% 
Skinner20th Century Design - prints on August 24th: 90.00% 


16 total sales reported this week: 

PBA GalleriesArt and Illustration on August 31st: 70.08% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on August 29th: 93.75% 
Morton SubastasMONCLAU Eclectic Collection Auction: Books, Brochures and Documents on the History of Constitutional on August 29th: 32.32% 
Winter AssociatesANTIQUES; PAINTINGS; ASIAN; SCULPTURE; GLASS; PORCELAIN; SILVER; FURNITURE; ETC. on August 28th: 60.00% 
Addison and SarovaRare Books, Manuscripts and Ephemera on August 26th: 79.15% 
Rago Arts and AuctionsUnreserved - Session 3 on August 27th: 98.39% 
Rago Arts and AuctionsUnreserved - Session 2 on August 26th: 99.04% 
Rago Arts and AuctionsUnreserved - Session 1 on August 25th: 97.83% 
Skinner20th Century Design - prints on August 24th: 90.00% 
EldredsAsian Art on August 26th: 94.00% 
EldredsThe Prints of Paul Jacoulet on August 23rd: 95.40% 
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersBooks - Day 2 on August 25th: 68.38% 
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersBooks - Day 1 on August 24th: 73.07% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art – Antique Engravings & Lithographs – Works on Paper on August 10th: 63.64% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 8/20 on August 27th: 98.40% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 8/20 on August 27th: 99.68% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Morton Subastas UNO DE LOS DOCUMENTOS MAS IMPORTANTES Y RAROS DEL MOVIMIENTO DE INDEPENDENCIA DE MÉXICO: PRIMERA EDICIÓN DEL MANIFIESTO DE LOS INSURGENTES COMANDADOS POR JOSÉ MARAA MORELOS Y PAVÓN, DANDO CUENTA DE LA PUBLICACIÓN, EL DIA ANTERIOR, DEL DECRETO CONSTITUCION on August 29th Actual price: USD $10,800.
  2. PBA Galleries The Koran (Qu'ran) on August 31st Actual price: USD $9,600.
  3. Morton Subastas ESTA ES LA VERDADERA EDICIÓN PRINCIPE DE LA PRIMERA CONSTITUCIÓN POLITICA DE MÉXICO, CON LAS 2 RÚBRICAS MANUSCRITAS DEL SECRETARIO DE ESTADO, D. JUAN GUZMAN. on August 29th Actual price: USD $9,360.
  4. Addison and Sarova Kent, Rockwell. Moby Dick [SIGNED, LTD] on August 26th Actual price: USD $7,800.
  5. Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books Besler - Sunflower on August 10th Actual price: USD $7,205.
  6. Heritage Auctions Fantastic Four #4 on August 27th Actual price: USD $6,573.
  7. Morton Subastas TODO INDICA QUE POR SER MUCHO MAS EXTENSA Y DETALLADA: 190 ARTICULOS, SE PUBLICÓ EN TERCER LUGAR. on August 29th Actual price: USD $6,480.
  8. Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books Besler - Artichoke on August 10th Actual price: USD $6,215.
  9. Eldreds Chinese Flower Seller, Seoul, 1936. on August 23rd Actual price: USD $5,938.
  10. Morton Subastas UNA DE LAS MAS IMPORTANTES REFERENCIAS DE CONSTITUCIONES DE MÉXICO. EDICIÓN PRINCIPE, MUY BUSCADA. LOS TRES TOMOS COMPLETOS CON EL GRABADO DE TORREBLANCA. INCLUYEN LAS CONSTITUCIONES DE COAHUILA - TEJAS, NUEVO MÉXICO, ALTA CALIFORNIA. on August 29th Actual price: USD $5,760.
  11. PBA Galleries Jimi Hendrix Experience, John Mayall and the Blues Breakers, and Albert King at the Fillmore Auditorium and Winterland on August 31st Actual price: USD $5,400.
  12. Rago Arts and Auctions "Calder's Circus," on August 26th Actual price: USD $5,313.
  13. Addison and Sarova Aristotle. De Natura Animalium. Aldus, 1513 on August 26th Actual price: USD $5,100.
  14. Eldreds La Confidente. (The Confidant). on August 23rd Actual price: USD $5,100.
  15. Morton Subastas RARASIMO E HISTÓRICAMENTE MUY IMPORTANTE, A PESAR DE SU MODESTO TATULO, ES UNA VERDADERA CONSTITUCIÓN POLATICA. EN SU ARTACULO 90, POR VEZ PRIMERA SE TRATA EL PROBLEMA AGRARIO. on August 29th Actual price: USD $5,040.
  16. Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books David Roberts - Approach of the Simoon, Desert of Gizeh on August 10th Actual price: USD $5,005.
  17. Addison and Sarova [Military Atlas, 1776, & Other Important Maps] on August 26th Actual price: USD $4,800.
  18. Addison and Sarova Jesse Woodson James, Original Ambrotype on August 26th Actual price: USD $4,800.
  19. PBA Galleries The Merry Wives of Windsor on August 31st Actual price: USD $4,500.
  20. Heritage Auctions Fantastic Four #1 on August 27th Actual price: USD $4,422.
  21. Morton Subastas EL PRIMER DOCUMENTO RELACIONADO CON LA CREACIÓN DE LAS BASES DE GOBIERNO PARA MÉXICO, A SEIS MESES INICIADA SU INDEPENDENCIA, DE ENORME IMPORTANCIA HISTÓRICA. on August 29th Actual price: USD $4,320.
  22. Heritage Auctions Jest Illustration Original Art on August 27th Actual price: USD $4,063.
  23. PBA Galleries The Tale of Peter Rabbit on August 31st Actual price: USD $3,900.
  24. Eldreds La Gerbe d'Anthurium. Angur. M du S. (Anthurium Flowers). on August 23rd Actual price: USD $3,900.
  25. Heritage Auctions Joker Illustration Original Art on August 27th Actual price: USD $3,824.






For the week ahead 25 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Sep. 4th
Moreshet Auctions. Jerusalem. Judaica: Books and Manuscripts. 402 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 53 lots

Tue. Sep. 5th
Rossini. Paris. Prints, Lithographs. 432 lots
Chiswick Auctions. London. Asian Art - Books and Prints. 25 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 8/29. 253 lots

Wed. Sep. 6th
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Exeter. Books, Maps and Prints. 740 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Documents. 539 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Online Auction - Books, Prints. 14 lots
Winner's Auctions and Exhibitions. Jerusalem. Win-One Rosh HaShana (No. 1). 1 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Collectibles Online. 25 lots

Thu. Sep. 7th
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Books and Manuscripts. 253 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Antique Prints. 154 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Books, Prints. 34 lots
Vermot de Pas. Paris. NASA Photographs.

Fri. Sep. 8th
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Lancaster. Rare and Used Books. 452 lots
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. Treasures of the Caren Archive - How History Unfolds on Paper: Live Salesroom Auction. 428 lots

Sat. Sep. 9th
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Fall Estates Auction. 84 lots
Aspire Auctions. Cleveland. Online Sale: Books and Prints - Internet bidstart 9/1. 87 lots
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Coin-Op and Advertising - Posters and Lithographs. 57 lots
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. Fine Auction - Art and Design - Prints. 17 lots
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs. 29 lots
Gibson Auction Inc.. Orange County. Civil War Relics.
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books.

Sun. Sep. 10th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 9/3.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 9/3.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b><center>Christie’s<br>Paul Destribats:<br>Une Bibliothèque des Avant-gardes<br>Part III<br>2-3 and 4 February 2021</b>
    <b><center>Christie’s<br>Paul Destribats:<br>Une Bibliothèque des Avant-gardes<br>Part III<br>2-3 and 4 February 2021</b>
    <b><center>Christie’s<br>Paul Destribats:<br>Une Bibliothèque des Avant-gardes<br>Part III<br>2-3 and 4 February 2021</b>
    <b><center>Christie’s<br>Paul Destribats:<br>Une Bibliothèque des Avant-gardes<br>Part III<br>2-3 and 4 February 2021</b>
  • <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>and Works on Paper<br>28 January 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Schedel (Hartmann). <i>Liber Chronicarum,</i> first edition, Nuremberg, Anton Koberger for Sebald Schreyer and Sebastian Kammermeister, 1493. £30,000 to £50,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> [Greek Orthodox Church].- <i>Menaion,</i> manuscript in Greek, on paper, in Greek letters, [Eastern Mediterranean], [c. 1400]. £5,000 to £7,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> American Revolution.- Loyalist's cow powder horn, engraved with the cypher "GR" for George III surmounted by a crown, an inscription, and on reverse an engraving of the "North River" [Hudson River], 1777. £5,000 to £7,000.
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>and Works on Paper<br>28 January 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Illuminated prayer book.- <i>Maria Carcer y Trigueros... Santa Misa y Oraciones,</i> illuminated manuscript in Spanish, on paper, [c. 1850]. £5,000 to £7,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Hardy (Thomas). <i>The Mayor of Casterbridge,</i> 2 vol., first edition in book form, original cloth, 1886. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> [Austen (Jane)]. <i>Emma: A Novel,</i> first edition, Printed for John Murray, 1816. £7,000 to £10,000.
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>and Works on Paper<br>28 January 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Brontë (Charlotte). <i>Jane Eyre. An Autobiography,</i> 3 vol., first edition, Smith, Elder and Co., 1847. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Cruikshank (George). <i>The Road to the Derby,</i> one of two proof copies, Raphael Tuck & Sons, 1882. £600 to £800.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Meunier (Charles, binder).- Gruel (Leon). <i>Manuel Historique et Bibliographique de l'Amateur de Reliures,</i> 2 vol., Paris, 1887.-1905. £3,000 to £4,000.
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>and Works on Paper<br>28 January 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Burne-Jones (Sir Edward). <i>The Work of Edward Burne-Jones,</i> edited by Philip Burne-Jones, one of 200 copies, [c.1900]. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Nazraeli Press.- <i>Six by Six,</i> 36 vol. [a complete set], one of 100 sets, each with signed photograph, Portland, Or., 2010-16. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Australasia.- Péron (Francois) and Freycinet. <i>Voyage de Découvertes aux Terres Australes,</i> 5 vol. including Atlas, second edition, Paris, 1824. £6,000 to £8,000.