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Thirty-one Auctions Archived, 32 new Sales this Week

For the week ended Saturday, 16 September, 31 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database, 5 denominated in euros, 6 in British pounds, and 20 in US dollars.  Turnover was $5,389,009 as 7,208 lots were offered and 5,687 sold for a 79% success rate.  This was a strong week.

 

2 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Heritage AuctionsBooks on September 14th: $1,879,951 
SothebysMade in Britain - Prints on September 13th: $1,024,516 

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

SothebysTimeless Elegance on September 14th: 296.88% 
ChristiesSOUTH ASIAN MODERN + CONTEMPORARY ART on September 13th: 222.83% 
Chiswick AuctionsAsian Art - Books and Prints on September 5th: 138.63% 
Moreshet AuctionsJudaica: Books and Manuscripts on September 4th: 126.72% 
SothebysMade in Britain - Prints on September 13th: 121.56% 
SothebysTimeless Elegance on September 15th: 115.85% 


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

Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersFine Auction - Art and Design - Prints on September 9th: 100.00% 
Gibson Auction Inc.Civil War Relics on September 9th: 100.00% 
SothebysTimeless Elegance on September 14th: 100.00% 
Alaska AuctionOnline Auction - Books, Prints on September 6th: 100.00% 
ChristiesSOUTH ASIAN MODERN + CONTEMPORARY ART on September 13th: 100.00% 
Neal Auction CompanyFall Estates Auction on September 10th: 100.00% 
Alaska AuctionBooks, Prints on September 7th: 100.00% 
National Book AuctionsBooks and Ephemera - Colonial, Vellum, Childrens, Signed, etc. on September 9th: 99.45% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 9/3 on September 10th: 99.16% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 9/3 on September 10th: 98.62% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - Online bidstart 9/5 on September 12th: 98.36% 
Heritage AuctionsBooks on September 14th: 95.89% 
Aspire AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Prints - Internet bidstart 9/1 on September 9th: 93.83% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on September 12th: 92.00% 
SothebysMade in Britain - Prints on September 13th: 89.57% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on September 14th: 87.85% 
SothebysTimeless Elegance on September 15th: 81.82% 
Leslie Hindman AuctioneersSt. Louis Fall Auction - Books and Prints on September 15th: 80.65% 
Trafford BooksBooks on August 30th: 80.34% 
 
 
Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers Chicago. on September 13th Actual price: USD $197,000.
  2. Alexander Historical Auctions THE AMERICAN FLAG FLOWN OVER PACIFIC FLEET HEADQUARTERS DURING THE ATTACK ON PEARL HARBOR on September 14th Actual price: USD $131,198.
  3. Alexander Historical Auctions ADOLF HITLER'S GLOBE, CAPTURED AT HIS BAVARIAN HOME on September 14th Actual price: USD $94,754.
  4. Heritage Auctions Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. on September 14th Actual price: USD $81,250.
  5. Sothebys EQUANIMITY, 2004 on September 13th Actual price: USD $69,825.
  6. Heritage Auctions History of the Indian Tribes of North America, with Biographical Sketches and Anecdotes of the Principal Chiefs Embellished With One Hundred and Twenty Portraits. From the Indian Gallery in the Department of War, at Washington. on September 14th Actual price: USD $66,250.
  7. Heritage Auctions Original Copper Printing Plate. on September 14th Actual price: USD $62,500.
  8. Heritage Auctions Ara Vos Prec. on September 14th Actual price: USD $57,500.
  9. Sothebys RELEASE (WORKING PROOFS FOR STAGES 19 AND 16) (L. 83) on September 13th Actual price: USD $53,200.
  10. Heritage Auctions Red Harvest. on September 14th Actual price: USD $50,625.
  11. Heritage Auctions [The Nuremberg Chronicle]. Liber cronicarum cum figuris et ymaginibus. on September 14th Actual price: USD $50,000.
  12. Sothebys RELEASE (L. 83) on September 13th Actual price: USD $49,875.
  13. Alexander Historical Auctions PRESENTATION "MEIN KAMPF" TO HITLER FROM GAULEITER OTTO TELSCHOW on September 14th Actual price: USD $47,377.
  14. Sothebys SHEEP (C. 196-197; 199; 225-235) on September 13th Actual price: USD $46,550.
  15. Sothebys RELEASE (WORKING PROOFS FOR STAGES 16 AND 19) (LULLIN 83) on September 13th Actual price: USD $46,550.
  16. Neal Auction Company Lithographic Water Made of Lines, Crayon and Two Blue Washes with Green Wash, 1978-1980 on September 10th Actual price: USD $46,080.
  17. Sothebys BLOND GIRL (HARTLEY 24; FIGURA 33) on September 13th Actual price: USD $36,575.
  18. Heritage Auctions The Sun Also Rises. on September 14th Actual price: USD $35,000.
  19. Sothebys METHAMPHETAMINE on September 13th Actual price: USD $31,588.
  20. Sothebys PITCHFORK ON GREEN; PITCHFORK ON PINK on September 13th Actual price: USD $31,588.
  21. Moreshet Auctions An Amulet on Parchment "Which Shakes All the Worlds" in the Handwriting of the Lofty Tzadik the Rebbe Rabbi Yeshayale Krestirer. Extremely Rare on September 4th Actual price: USD $31,200.
  22. Christies Ahmedabad; Kabul; Beirut (from the portfolio These Cities Blotted into the Wilderness (Adrienne Rich after Ghalib)) on September 13th Actual price: USD $30,000.
  23. Heritage Auctions The Birds of America, From Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories. on September 14th Actual price: USD $28,750.
  24. Heritage Auctions The Hobbit. Or There and Back Again. on September 14th Actual price: USD $28,750.
  25. Heritage Auctions Tarzan of the Apes [In The All-Story, Vol. XXIV, No. 2]. on September 14th Actual price: USD $28,750.



31 total sales reported this week:

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. St. Louis Fall Auction - Books and Prints on September 15th: 80.65%
Alexander Historical Auctions. Summer Militaria Auction - Autographs, Photographs, Documents, Posters, etc. on September 14th: 74.71%
Bloomsbury Auctions. The Glory of Science: Photos, Maps, Prints and Autographs on September 14th: 59.63%
Sothebys. Timeless Elegance on September 15th: 81.82%
Sothebys. Timeless Elegance on September 14th: 100.00%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on September 14th: 87.85%
Heritage Auctions. Books on September 14th: 95.89%
National Book Auctions. Books and Ephemera - Colonial, Vellum, Childrens, Signed, etc. on September 9th: 99.45%
Moreshet Auctions. Judaica: Books and Manuscripts on September 4th: 61.94%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Fine Books and Manuscripts on September 13th: 64.53%
Christies. SOUTH ASIAN MODERN + CONTEMPORARY ART on September 13th: 100.00%
Aspire Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Prints - Internet bidstart 9/1 on September 9th: 93.83%
Sothebys. Made in Britain - Prints on September 13th: 89.57%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Online bidstart 9/5 on September 12th: 98.36%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Fine Auction - Art and Design - Prints on September 9th: 100.00%
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Books - Internet Bidstart 8/24 on August 31st: 38.89%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on September 12th: 92.00%
Gibson Auction Inc.. Civil War Relics on September 9th: 100.00%
Michaans Auctions. Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs on September 9th: 79.31%
Potter and Potter Auctions. Coin-Op and Advertising - Posters and Lithographs on September 9th: 78.95%
Neal Auction Company. Fall Estates Auction on September 10th: 100.00%
Alaska Auction. Books, Prints on September 7th: 100.00%
Alaska Auction. Online Auction - Books, Prints on September 6th: 100.00%
Trafford Books. Books on August 30th: 80.34%
Rossini. Prints, Lithographs on September 5th: 17.82%
Addison and Sarova. Rare Books, Manuscripts and Ephemera on August 26th: 79.62%
Chiswick Auctions. Printed Books and Manuscripts on July 26th: 79.00%
Chiswick Auctions. Asian Art - Books and Prints on September 5th: 72.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 9/3 on September 10th: 99.16%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Antique Prints on September 7th: 59.09%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 9/3 on September 10th: 98.62%


For the week ahead 7 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Sep. 18th
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Books. 372 lots
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Autographs. 50 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 55 lots

Tue. Sep. 19th
Christies. London - King Street. Prints and Multiples. 216 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. 19th and 20th Century Prints and Drawings. 636 lots
Artcurial. Paris. The Banksy Years. 70 lots
Artcurial. Paris. More - Prints. 147 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Books. 11 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Online bidstart 9/12. 520 lots

Wed. Sep. 20th
Sothebys. London. Prints and Multiples. 247 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Fine Clocks, Barometers & Scientific Instruments - Books. 96 lots

Thu. Sep. 21st
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Cartography - Americana. 420 lots
Venator and Hanstein. Köln . Rare Posters. 308 lots
Forum Auctions in Italy. Roma. NO RESERVE: Online Auction: Antiquarian and Rare Books. 84 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. 1933 Goudey PSA Set Registry Sports Collectibles Catalog Auction. 240 lots
Dorotheum . Vienna. Books and Decorative Prints. 340 lots

Fri. Sep. 22nd
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Ornithology - Books and Prints. 217 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 102 lots
Ader. PARIS. Photograph Books. 328 lots
Christies. Paris. Collection Jean Lafont. 27 lots
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Old Master Prints. 63 lots
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Old Master & 19th Century Prints & Drawings. 63 lots
Venator and Hanstein. Köln . Books, manuscripts, autographs and prints. 854 lots

Sat. Sep. 23rd
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Cleveland. Asian Fine Art - Prints. 286 lots
Potomack Company. Alexandria. September Live Auction: Books and prints. 9 lots
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Demeure by Jacqueline Offenbach and the painter Pierre Mousset Souvenirs-Partitions Library -Tableau. 19 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Antiques and Accessories - Books and Prints.
Venator and Hanstein. Köln . Modern and contemporary prints, drawings, multiples, modern books and portfolios.. 623 lots

Sun. Sep. 24th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 9/17.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 9/17.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Internet Sports Collectibles - bidstart 8/29. 312 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> Jane Austen, <i>Pride & Prejudice,</i> 3 volumes, first edition, London, 1813. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> John Hancock, Uncommon Privateer Commission, signed as President of Continental Congress, 1777. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> Frank Lloyd Wright, photograph signed & inscribed. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> Abraham Lincoln, document signed conscripting troops for first national draft in U.S., 1863. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> Jane Austen, <i>Sense & Sensibility,</i> 3 volumes, first edition, London, 1811. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> Charles Dickens, <i>American Notes for General Circulation,</i> first edition, inscribed to Richard Henry Dana, Jr., London, 1842. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> John Maynard Keynes, <i>The General Theory of Employment, Interest & Money,</i> first edition, London, 1936. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> Alexandre Raymond, <i>L’Art Islamique en Orient,</i> 2 volumes, first editions, Péra-Constantinople, 1922-24. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> Igor Stravinsky, autograph musical quotation signed, 3 bars from <i>Perséphone,</i> 1936. $1,500 to $2,500.
  • <b>Skinner, Nov. 2 – 12:</b> Laurie, Richard Holmes (1777-1858). <i>Fredonia or the United States of North-America</i> (Lot 1324, Estimate: $8,000-12,000)
    <b>Skinner, Nov. 2 – 12:</b> Stieglitz, Alfred (1864-1946). Edward Steichen's Personal Set of <i>Camera Work, Vol. 1-50</i> (Lot 1073, Estimate: $250,000-350,000)
    <b>Skinner, Nov. 2 – 12:</b> Austen, Jane (1775-1817). Rare Set of Five First Edition Works (Lot 1112, Estimate: $20,000-30,000)
    <center><b>Skinner: Fine Books & Manuscripts<br>November 2 – 12, 2020</b>
    <b>Skinner, Nov. 2 – 12:</b> Whitney, Josiah (1819-1896). <i>The Yosemite Book</i> (Lot 1083, Estimate: $6,000-8,000)
    <b>Skinner, Nov. 2 – 12:</b> Clemens, Samuel L., Theodore Roosevelt, et al. <i>Liber Scriptorum. The First Book of the Authors Club</i> (Lot 1123, Estimate: $3,000-5,000)
    <b>Skinner, Nov. 2 – 12:</b> Leonard, Herman LeRoy Williams (c. 1814-1872). <i>Oregon Territory</i> (Lot 1275, Estimate: $3,000-4,000)
    <center><b>Skinner: Fine Books & Manuscripts<br>November 2 – 12, 2020</b>
    <b>Skinner, Nov. 2 – 12:</b> King, Martin Luther, Jr. (1929-1968). Typed Letter Signed, 12 January, 1959 (Lot 1233, Estimate: $2,000-4,000)
    <b>Skinner, Nov. 2 – 12:</b> <i>Recens Edita totius Novi Belgii, in American Septentrionali,</i> Conrad Lotter, mid-18th century (Lot 1325, Estimate: $2,000-3,000)
    <b>Skinner, Nov. 2 – 12:</b> Hoppe, Emile Otto (1878-1972). <i>Deutsche Arbeit Bilder Vom Wiederaufstieg Deutschlands</i> (Lot 1041, Estimate: $500-700)
    <center><b>Skinner: Fine Books & Manuscripts<br>November 2 – 12, 2020</b>
    <b>Skinner, Nov. 2 – 12:</b> Audubon, John James (1785-1851). Capra Americana, Rocky Mountain Goat, Plate CXXVIII (Lot 1308, Estimate: $600-800)
    <b>Skinner, Nov. 2 – 12:</b> Manuscript Book of Returns from the 8th Massachusetts Regiment of Foot, 1779-1781 (Lot 1208, Estimate: $3,000-5,000)
    <b>Skinner, Nov. 2 – 12:</b> <i>Die Flache.</i> Vienna: Anton Schroll [1910] (Lot 1410, Estimate: $800-1,200)
    <center><b>Skinner: Fine Books & Manuscripts<br>November 2 – 12, 2020</b>
  • <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
  • <b><center>Sotheby’s<br>James Bond: A Collection of<br>Books and Manuscripts<br>The Property of a Gentleman<br>11 November 2020<br>London</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, Nov. 11:</b> FLEMING | <i>Casino Royale,</i> 1953, first edition, presentation copy. £50,000 to £70,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Nov. 11:</b> FLEMING | <i>Live and Let Die,</i> 1954, first edition, presentation copy inscribed to Winston Churchill. £50,000 to £70,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Nov. 11:</b> FLEMING | <i>Moonraker,</i> 1955, first edition, presentation copy inscribed to Raymond Chandler. £70,000 to £100,000.
    <b><center>Sotheby’s<br>James Bond: A Collection of<br>Books and Manuscripts<br>The Property of a Gentleman<br>11 November 2020<br>London</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, Nov. 11:</b> FLEMING | Diamonds are Forever, [1955-56], the final revised typescript. £80,000 to £120,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Nov. 11:</b> FLEMING | <i>The Spy Who Loved Me,</i> 1962, first edition, presentation copy to Robert Kennedy. £35,000 to £50,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Nov. 11:</b> FLEMING | <i>From Russia, With Love,</i> 1957, first edition. £2,000 to £3,000
  • <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.