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Thirty-seven Auctions Archived, 32 Scheduled this Week

For the week ended Saturday 18 November 2017 thirty-nine auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 2 denominated in Australian dollars, 12 in euros, 3 in British pounds, and 20 in US dollars.  Turnover was $16,585,656 as 12,411 lots were offered and 9,297 sold for a 75% success rate.  We’re in the high cotton.  The average lot brought $1,784.

 

5 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

BonhamsFine Books and Manuscripts on November 15th: $2,279,202 
SothebysTravel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History on November 14th: $1,853,874 
Kestenbaum and CompanyThe Valmadonna Trust Library: Highly Important Hebrew Books on November 9th: $1,741,563 
Heritage AuctionsEntertainment & Music Memorabilia Signature Auction on November 11th: $1,620,304 
ChristiesPhotographs on November 10th: $1,312,013 

7 auctions saw total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered in the sale: 

Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersCollection of Paul F. Walters - Part 1 on November 11th: 188.31% 
Grogan and CompanyThe 30th Anniversary Auction - Fine Arts Prints and Photographs on November 5th: 169.03% 
BonhamsFine Books and Manuscripts on November 15th: 157.85% 
Kestenbaum and CompanyThe Valmadonna Trust Library: Highly Important Hebrew Books on November 9th: 143.92% 
Bruun RasmussenBooks and Manuscripts on November 12th: 131.93% 
Northeast AuctionsFall Weekend Auction on October 29th: 104.34% 
Brunk AuctionsNovember 9-11 Catalog Auction - Books, Prints on November 11th: 103.56% 


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

MossgreenInteriors - Books, Prints on November 14th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 11/5 on November 12th: 98.96% 
Heritage AuctionsHeritage Auctions: Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Online bidstart 11/7 on November 14th: 98.48% 
Heritage AuctionsSpace Exploration on November 10th: 97.69% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles Auction - bidstart 10/15 on November 12th: 95.91% 
Bruun RasmussenBooks and Manuscripts on November 12th: 95.45% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersCollection of Paul F. Walters - Part 1 on November 11th: 95.24% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 11/5 on November 12th: 95.19% 
Kestenbaum and CompanyThe Valmadonna Trust Library: Highly Important Hebrew Books on November 9th: 94.74% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on November 14th: 91.78% 
Grogan and CompanyThe 30th Anniversary Auction - Fine Arts Prints and Photographs on November 5th: 91.67% 
John McInnis AuctioneersOctober Estates Auction - Session 2 on October 28th: 89.86% 
Brunk AuctionsNovember 9-11 Catalog Auction - Books, Prints on November 11th: 88.95% 
Alaska AuctionBooks and Prints on October 26th: 84.38% 
Swann Galleries19th and 20th Century Literature on November 14th: 83.28% 
Lancaster Mennonite Historical SocietyRare and Used Books on September 8th: 82.96% 
Northeast AuctionsFall Weekend Auction on October 29th: 82.50% 
SkinnerFine Books and Manuscripts on November 12th: 81.90% 
BonhamsFine Books and Manuscripts on November 15th: 81.57% 
 
 
Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Heritage Auctions Bob Dylan Owned and Stage-Played 1963 Martin D-28 Acoustic Guitar, Serial #196405 Used at George Harrison's Concert for Bangladesh. on November 11th Actual price: USD $396,500.
  2. Bonhams Archive of designs for and watercolours of the Thames Tunnel by Marc Isambard Brunel on November 15th Actual price: USD $264,000.
  3. Sothebys TOTIUS ORBIS DESCRIPTIO, on November 14th Actual price: USD $245,625.
  4. Kestenbaum and Company THE COMPLETE REFERENCE LIBRARY OF THE VALMADONNA TRUST on November 9th Actual price: USD $237,500.
  5. Christies The Hand of Miles Davis (B), New York, 1986 on November 10th Actual price: USD $235,410.
  6. Brunk Auctions A Journal of the Operations of the Queen's Rangers From the End of the Year 1777, to the Conclusion of the Late American War By Lieutenant-Colonel Simcoe Commander of that Corps. on November 11th Actual price: USD $168,000.
  7. Bonhams Archive of manuscripts on November 15th Actual price: USD $148,500.
  8. Christies Photogramme, Dessau, 1925 on November 10th Actual price: USD $147,500.
  9. Bonhams Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone on November 15th Actual price: USD $140,250.
  10. Bonhams An Atlas of England and Wales] on November 15th Actual price: USD $140,250.
  11. Heritage Auctions Beatles - John Lennon's Personal Stereo "Butcher Cover" Prototype with His Original Artwork on the Blank Back and Signatures of Lennon, Paul McCartney, and Ringo Starr on the Front. The Rarest Beatle Record in the World. on November 11th Actual price: USD $125,000.
  12. Sothebys METAMORPHOSIS INSECTORUM SURINAMENSIUM OFTE VERANDERING DER SURINAAMSCHE INSECTEN. on November 14th Actual price: USD $122,813.
  13. Kestenbaum and Company Talmud Bavli. With commentary of Rashi, Tosaphoth, Piskei Tosaphoth, compendium by Asher b. Jehiel, commentary on the Mishnah by Moses Maimonides, plus index of decisions “Ein Mishpat.” on November 9th Actual price: USD $112,500.
  14. Sothebys CAMPI PHLEGRAEI. OBSERVATIONS ON THE VOLCANOS OF THE TWO SICILIES AS THEY HAVE BEEN COMMUNICATED TO THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF LONDON on November 14th Actual price: USD $106,438.
  15. Brunk Auctions A Plan of the Posts of York and Gloucester in the Province of Virginia. on November 11th Actual price: USD $102,000.
  16. Brunk Auctions A General Map of The Middle British Colonies, in America; Viz Virginia, Màriland, Dèlaware, Pensilvania, New-Jersey, New-York, Connecticut, And Rhode Island on November 11th Actual price: USD $102,000.
  17. Kestenbaum and Company Machzor [prayers for the entire year]. According to Roman rite. on November 9th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  18. Bonhams GOSPEL OF ST. MATTHEW from a Bible manuscript on vellum on November 15th Actual price: USD $99,000.
  19. Bonhams Autograph letter signed ("A.M. Turing") on November 15th Actual price: USD $99,000.
  20. Kestenbaum and Company Tephilah kephi Minhag Roma [prayers for the entire year]. According to Roman rite. on November 9th Actual price: USD $90,625.
  21. Sothebys THE HOLY LAND, SYRIA, IDUMEA, ARABIA, EGYPT & NUBIA. on November 14th Actual price: USD $81,875.
  22. Sothebys UNTITLED WORLD MAP. on November 14th Actual price: USD $81,875.
  23. Sothebys L'ATLAS OU MÉDITATIONS COSMOGRAPHIQUES DE LA FABRIQUE DU MONDE ET FIGURE DICELUY. on November 14th Actual price: USD $81,875.
  24. Bonhams Letter signed ("Charles Darwin") on November 15th Actual price: USD $79,200.
  25. Brunk Auctions , A Map of the Battle of Yorktown entitled Carte de la Partie de la Virginie ou L'Armée Combinée De France & Des États-Unis De L'Amérique a fait prisonniere l'Armée Anglaise commandée par Lord Cornwallis le 19 Oct.bre 1781. on November 11th Actual price: USD $78,000.


37 total sales reported this week:

Dorotheum . Christmas Auction - Graphics on November 16th: 44.12%
Bonhams. Fine Books and Manuscripts on November 15th: 81.57%
Nosbüsch & Stucke. Book Auction - Part 2 on November 12th: 62.45%
Nosbüsch & Stucke. Book Auction - Part 1 on November 11th: 61.38%
Heritage Auctions. Heritage Auctions: Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Online bidstart 11/7 on November 14th: 98.48%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Collection of Paul F. Walters - Part 1 on November 11th: 95.24%
Kestenbaum and Company. The Valmadonna Trust Library: Highly Important Hebrew Books on November 9th: 94.74%
Mossgreen. Interiors - Books, Prints on November 14th: 100.00%
Mossgreen. The Contents of Falls House - Prints, Photographs, Books on November 13th: 59.38%
ALDE. Michel Wittock Collection on November 14th: 70.26%
ALDE. Selected Books from the 15th through 19th Century on November 14th: 54.55%
Swann Galleries. 19th and 20th Century Literature on November 14th: 83.28%
Sothebys. 20th Century Art - A Different Perspective on November 14th: 75.00%
Sothebys. Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History on November 14th: 69.20%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on November 14th: 91.78%
Bruun Rasmussen. Books and Manuscripts on November 12th: 95.45%
Zisska and Lacher. Fine Art, Maps and Prints on November 10th: 63.05%
Zisska and Lacher. Rare Books and Photographs on November 9th: 61.86%
Zisska and Lacher. Rare Books, Autographs and Manuscripts on November 8th: 62.50%
Skinner. Fine Books and Manuscripts on November 12th: 81.90%
Christies. Photographs on November 10th: 48.95%
PBA Galleries. Fine Golf Books, Hickory Clubs & Golf Memorabilia on November 12th: 61.75%
Michaans Auctions. Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs on November 11th: 70.00%
Neret Minet and Tessier. Image Theatre Cinema Advertising on September 26th: 32.37%
Grogan and Company. The 30th Anniversary Auction - Fine Arts Prints and Photographs on November 5th: 91.67%
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Rare and Used Books on September 8th: 82.96%
Alaska Auction. Books and Prints on October 26th: 84.38%
Brunk Auctions. November 9-11 Catalog Auction - Books, Prints on November 11th: 88.95%
Charlton Hall. Estate Auction - Prints, books on October 27th: 66.67%
Northeast Auctions. Fall Weekend Auction on October 29th: 82.50%
RR Auction. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 10/27 on November 8th: 56.77%
John McInnis Auctioneers. October Estates Auction - Session 2 on October 28th: 89.86%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 11/5 on November 12th: 95.19%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles Auction - bidstart 10/15 on November 12th: 95.91%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 11/5 on November 12th: 98.96%
Heritage Auctions. Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Signature Auction on November 11th: 76.66%
Heritage Auctions. Space Exploration on November 10th: 97.69%

 

For the week ahead 32 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Nov. 20th
Ketterer Kunst Doerling. Hamburg. Rare Books - Day 1. 107 lots
Rossini. Paris. Photographs. 251 lots
Bonhams. London. TCM Presents ... Vintage Movie Posters Featuring the Ira Resnick Collection. 393 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 70 lots

Tue. Nov. 21st
Bubb Kuyper. 2011 KM Haarlem. Art books, Children's books, Varia. 1002 lots
Il Ponte. Milan. Books and Manuscripts. 253 lots
Stockholms Auktionsverk. Stockholm. Rare Books, Maps and Manuscripts. 497 lots
Sothebys. Paris. Jacques Grange Collector. 16 lots
Bonhams. New York. TCM Presents... Out of this World!. 326 lots
Ketterer Kunst Doerling. Hamburg. Rare Books - Day 2. 385 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Online bidstart 11/14. 453 lots
Bubb Kuyper. 2011 KM Haarlem. Fine printing, Literature. 642 lots

Wed. Nov. 22nd
Trafford Books. Manchester. Books. 245 lots
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. Books. 430 lots
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . Autograph Books. 213 lots
ALDE. Paris. Modern Illustrated Books and Original Bindings. 344 lots
Bubb Kuyper. 2011 KM Haarlem. Indonesia, Africana, (Natural) history, Manuscripts, Old and Rare Books. 1106 lots
Bubb Kuyper. 2011 KM Haarlem. Old and Rare Books (Part 2). 658 lots

Thu. Nov. 23rd
Bolaffi Ambassador Auctions. Turin. Posters.
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. Books. 446 lots
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Ancient and Modern Books.
Bubb Kuyper. 2011 KM Haarlem. Modern Art: Prints, etc.. 754 lots
Bubb Kuyper. 2011 KM Haarlem. Ceramics, Photos, Japanese Prints, and Posters. 409 lots

Fri. Nov. 24th
Romantic Agony Book and Print Auctions. Brussels. Books and Prints, Part I. 728 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 138 lots
Bubb Kuyper. 2011 KM Haarlem. Drawings, Old Master Prints, Maps and Plans. 697 lots

Sat. Nov. 25th
Romantic Agony Book and Print Auctions. Brussels. Books and Prints, Part II. 712 lots
Ader. PARIS. Modern Prints: Henri M. Petiet - 50th and Last Sale chez Ader.

Sun. Nov. 26th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 11/19.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 11/19.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 10/29. 405 lots
Ader. PARIS. PrModern Prints: Henri M. Petiet - 50th and Last Sale chez Ader.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Charles Darwin on sexuality and the transmission of hereditary characteristics: Autograph Letter Signed to Lawson Tait. Down, 17 January [1877].
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> MILTON, JOHN. <i>Paradise Lost. A Poem written in ten books.</i> London: 1667. A very rare example with the contemporary binding untouched and with a 1667 title page.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Hamilton secures the ratification of the Constitution: <i>The Debates and Proceedings of the Convention of the State of New-York, assembled at Poughkeespsie, on the 17th June, 1788.</i>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> The social contract “Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains”: ROUSSEAU, JEAN-JACQUES. <i>Principes du Droit Politique [Du Contract Social]</i>. Amsterdam: Michel Rey, 1762
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> “The first English textbook on geometrical land-measurement and surveying”: BENESE, RICHARD. <i>This Boke Sheweth the Maner of Measurynge All Maner of Lande…</i>
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Jean de Mandeville, <i>Reysen und Wanderschafften durch das Gelobte Land,</i> Strassburg, 1488. Sold for $106,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> José González Cabrera Bueno, <i>Navegación Especulativa, y Práctica,</i> Manila, 1734. Sold for $55,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Francis W. Winton, manuscript on pow-wows with indigenous Canadians, 1881. Sold for $65,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Louise Bourgeois, <i>He Disappeared Into Complete Silence,</i> portfolio with complete text & 9 engravings, 1947. Sold for $413,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Erich Maria Remarque, <i>All Quiet on the Western Front,</i> first American edition, Boston, 1929. Sold for $9,375.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Sir William Russell Flint, gouache & watercolor illustration for Homer's <i>Odyssey,</i> 1924. Sold for $22,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Kurt Vonnegut, archive of 12 letters, signed to his family, 6 illustrated, 1930s-40s. Sold for $12,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Oscar Wilde, <i>Lady Windermere's Fan,</i> first edition, presentation copy, signed & inscribed, London, 1893. Sold for $27,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Emil Cardinaux, <i>St. Moritz,</i> 1918. Sold for $17,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> R.J. Waters, 3 panoramas of the San Francisco earthquake & fire, 1906. Sold for $21,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Album with 200 cartes-de-visite, including images by Felice Beato, John Thompson & F.W. Sutton, Japan & China, 1863-69. Sold for $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Thomas Paine, <i>The American Crisis,</i> Fishkill, NY, December 1776. Sold for $40,000.
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s New York<br>Fine Books & Manuscripts Online<br>Ending December 17</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, Now - Dec 17:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies…</i> The Second Impression. 1632. $100,000 to $150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, Now - Dec 17:</b> GEORGE CURZON, 1ST MARQUESS CURZON OF KEDLESTON. “Curzon Tiger Hunt.” [India: circa 1901]. 120 albumen photographs. $3,000 to $5,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, Now - Dec 17:</b> (CASSADY, NEAL). Kerouac, Jack. <i>On the Road.</i> New York: Viking Press, 1957. Inscribed. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, Now - Dec 17:</b> VEGA, JOSEPH PENSO DE LA. <i>Confusion de Confusiones. Dialogos curiosos entre un Philosopho agudo, un Mercader discrete...</i> Amsterdam, 1688. $200,000 to $300,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, Now - Dec 17:</b> RACKHAM, ARTHUR — [WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE]. "The Moon Like to a Silver Bow New-Bent in Heaven," original illustration for <i>A Midsummer Night's Dream.</i> $12,000 to $18,000
  • <b>Bonhams New York: Fine Books and Manuscripts Including the World of Hilary Knight. December 5, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> KNIGHT, HILARY. The Original Portrait of Eloise that Hung at the Plaza Hotel. $100,000 to 150,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> WARHOL, ANDY. "Iced Lemon Delight," an Original Watercolor Presented to Hilary Knight's cat, Phoebe $8,000 to 12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> SENDAK, MAURICE. <i>Where the Wild Things Are.</i> PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED with drawing to Hilary Knight in the month following publication. $10,000 to 15,000
    <b>Bonhams New York: Fine Books and Manuscripts Including the World of Hilary Knight. December 5, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> NOLAND, KENNETH. Original circle painting, untitled, acrylic and ink on cloth, for cover of monograph $8,000 to 12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> TOULOUSE-LAUTREC. <i>Histoires Naturelles,</i> 1899. With 22 original lithographs. $10,000 to 15,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>A Collection of Poems,</i> [1711]. The first authoritative and complete collected Sonnets.$15,000 to 20,000
    <b>Bonhams New York: Fine Books and Manuscripts Including the World of Hilary Knight. December 5, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> LONDON, JACK. <i>The Call of the Wild.</i> 1903. First edition, first state jacket. $2,000 to 3,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> FROST, ROBERT. Autograph Manuscript of "Build Soil," 12 pp, 1932-1936. $15,000 to 20,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> GOULD, GLENN. Glenn Gould's extensively annotated copy of Bach's Goldberg Variations $100,000 to 150,000
    <b>Bonhams New York: Fine Books and Manuscripts Including the World of Hilary Knight. December 5, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> PLATH, SYLVIA. EARLY Autograph Letter Signed, about her beginnings as a writer, Northampton, MA, 1951. $7,000 to 10,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> HOUDINI, HARRY. A collection of 11 cast iron shackle and lock items from Houdini's personal collection. $20,000 to 30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> M4 ENGIMA MACHINE, with very rare RARE HYDRA KEY ENVELOPE. $400,000 to 600,000
  • <center><b>Doyle: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake” Johnson<br>Online Only Auction ending Dec. 18</b>
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> WETZEL, CHARLES M. American Fishing Books. $400 to $600
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> BISSELL, ALFRED E., <i>In Pursuit of Salar.</i> $400 to $600
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> <i>The Settler and Sportsman in Anticosti.</i> $400 to $600
    <center><b>Doyle: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake” Johnson<br>Online Only Auction ending Dec. 18</b>
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> CARLETON, HENRY GUY, <i>Advice to Young Anglers.</i> $300 to $500
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> ROBINSON, ROLAND EVANS, <i>Forest and Stream Fables. By Awahsoose the Bear.</i> $300 to $500
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> SAWADA, KEN, <i>The Art of the Classic Salmon Fly.</i> $300 to $500
    <center><b>Doyle: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake” Johnson<br>Online Only Auction ending Dec. 18</b>
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> SOUTHARD, CHARLES ZIBEON, <i>The Evolution of Trout and Trout Fishing in America.</i> $400 to $600
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> SOUTHARD, CHARLES ZIBEON, <i>Trout Fly-Fishing in America.</i> $400 to $600