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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

  • <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> MACHIAVELLI, Niccolò. <i>Nicholas Machiavel's Prince. Also, The life of Castruccio Castracani of Lucca…</i> Translated by Edward Dacres. London, 1640. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> FILSON, John. <i>The Discovery, Settlement and present State of Kentucke: and An Essay towards the Topography, and Natural History of that important Country…</i> Wilmington, Del.: James Adams, 1784. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> ELUARD, Paul. <i>Un poeme dans chaque livre.</i> Paris: Louis Broder, 1956. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> LEWIS, James Otto. [<i>Aboriginal Port Folio.</i> Philadelphia: Published by the Author, 1835-1836]. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> [ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS]. BOOK OF HOURS, use of Rome, in Latin. [Southern Netherlands (Ghent or Bruges), c.1460]. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> MORE, Thomas, Sir. <i>The Workes ... wrytten by him in the Englysh tongue.</i> Edited by William Rastell. London, 1557. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> [KELMSCOTT PRESS]. MORRIS, William. <i>Love is Enough.</i> Hammersmith: The Kelmscott Press, 1897. $5,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> LINCOLN, Abraham. Autograph endorsement signed as President (“A. Lincoln”), 24 February 1863. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> WASHINGTON, George. Address panel with autograph free frank signed ("G:o Washington"), as Commander in Chief of the Continental Army, 5 August 1777. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> GOREY, Edward. <i>The Beastly Baby.</i> N.p.: The Fantod Press, 1962. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> FROST, Robert. Photographic reproduction signed and inscribed ("Robert Frost”), to R.V. Thornton, 1955. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> GOREY, Edward. <i>The Bug Book.</i> New York: Looking Glass Library, 1959. $500 to $700.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Book of Hours with Illuminated Miniatures, France, mid-15th century. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Conradus de Alemania [Halberstadt the Elder], <i>Concordantiae Bibliorum,</i> Strassburg, 1474. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Christopher Marlowe, <i>The Jew of Malta,</i> London, 1633. Earliest extant edition of this antiauthoritarian Elizabethan play. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b><br>Sir Isaac Newton, <i>The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy,</i> first edition in English, 2 volumes, London, 1729. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> John Rae, <i>Narrative of an Expedition to the Shores of the Arctic Sea in 1846 and 1847,</i> first edition, London, 1850. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Philip Pittman, <i>The Present State of the European Settlements on the Mississippi…,</i> first edition, London, 1770. $10,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Cyanotype of an anatomy class at Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1895. $300 to $400.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Equine veterinary formulary, manuscript on paper, East Earl, Pennsylvania, circa 1860. $400 to $600.
  • <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> REGAMEY, Felix (1844-1906). Unique drawing showing Verlaine and Rimbaud in London, September 1872. €70,000 to 100,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> LABORDE, Alexandre de (1773-1842). <i>Voyage pittoresque et historique de l’Espagne.</i> Paris : 1806-1820. €20,000 to 30,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> BOCCACE, Jean (1313-1375). <i>Il Decamerone…</i> Venise : Gabriele Giolito di Ferrari, 1542.<br>€ 12,000 to 15,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> LAMBERT, Yvon (1936). Full collection of writings from <i>Une rêverie émanée de mes loisirs.</i> Paris : 1992 - 2018. €50,000 to 70,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> JOUVE, Paul (1878-1973) -- KIPLING, Rudyard (1865-1936). <i>La Chasse de Kaa.</i> Paris : Javal & Bourdeaux, 1930. €2,000 to 3,000