• <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>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.
  • <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>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> SHAKESPEARE, William. <i>Comedies, Histories and Tragedies. Published according to the true Originall Copies.</i> The second Impression. London, 1632. £120,000 to £180,000.
    <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> [GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang von (1749–1832)]. <i>Das Römische Carneval.</i> Berlin and Gotha, 1789. £20,000 to £30,000.
    <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> [SHAKESPEARE, William]. Manuscript part for a contemporary analogue to <i>Henry IV,</i> part I, n.p. [perhaps Oxford or London], n.d. [c.1580s – before c.1620]. £25,000 to £35,000.
    <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang von (1749–1832). <i>Faust. Ein Fragment... Ächte Ausgabe.</i> Leipzig: Georg Joachim Göschen, 1790. £3,000 to £5,000.
    <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> SHAKESPEARE, William. <i>The Tragedy of Hamlet Prince of Denmark. As it is now Acted at his Highness the Duke of York's Theatre.</i> London, 1683. £60,000 to £90,000.
    <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> [GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang von (1749–1832)]. <i>Die Leiden des jungen Werthers.</i> Leipzig: Weygand, 1774. £15,000 to £20,000.

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Rare Book Hub: 23 Auctions Archived, 22 New Sales this Week

For the week ended Saturday 17 February 2018, 23 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 3 denominated in euros, 5 in British pounds, and 15 in US dollars.  Turnover was $8,565,565 as 6,596 lots were offered and 5,456 sold for an 83% success rate.  Any percentage north of eighty is quite strong.

 

2 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Binoche et GiquelloCOLLECTION OF A BIBLIOPHILE - PRECIOUS BOOKS & MANUSCRIPTS 1478-1977 on February 14th: $1,664,628 
Swann GalleriesIcons & Images: Photographs & Photobooks on February 15th: $1,640,288 


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

Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books Online on February 14th: 171.60% 
ALDEOld Books and 19th Century on February 15th: 126.91% 
SkinnerCollection of Eugene and Avis Robinson on February 9th: 118.23% 
Lyon and TurnbullRare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs on February 14th: 112.74% 
SothebysErotic: Passion and Desire on February 15th: 103.50% 


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

Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 1/14 on February 11th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 2/4 on February 11th: 98.91% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 2/6 on February 13th: 97.69% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 2/4 on February 11th: 96.62% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books Online on February 14th: 95.58% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on February 14th: 88.28% 
Winter AssociatesPrints on February 12th: 87.27% 
James D Julia AuctioneersFine Art, Asian and Antiques on February 9th: 86.59% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on February 13th: 83.61% 
SkinnerCollection of Eugene and Avis Robinson on February 9th: 82.83% 
Lyon and TurnbullRare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs on February 14th: 81.90% 
Rachel Davis Fine ArtsWorks on Paper - Online only - Prints on February 10th: 81.68% 
 
 
Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Binoche et Giquello [MER DES HISTOIRES]. on February 14th Actual price: USD $273,762.
  2. Binoche et Giquello Il Decamerone di nuovo emendato secondo gli antichi essemplari, per giudicio et diligenza di piu autori [...]. on February 14th Actual price: USD $175,730.
  3. Sothebys EROTIC FANTASIES on February 15th Actual price: USD $121,625.
  4. Sothebys SHE'S LIGHT (LASER 3), 2013 on February 15th Actual price: USD $104,250.
  5. Swann Galleries Photographic Views of Red River Raft on February 15th Actual price: USD $93,750.
  6. Bonhams Enigma I machine. on February 11th Actual price: USD $93,750.
  7. Sothebys NASTASSJA KINSKI AND THE SERPENT, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, 1981 on February 15th Actual price: USD $86,875.
  8. Swann Galleries Mechanic at Steam Pump in Electric Power House. on February 15th Actual price: USD $81,250.
  9. Binoche et Giquello L'Intitulation & recueil de toutes les oeuvres que Bernard de Bluet Darberes, comte de permission chevalier des ligues des trez quantons de Suisse, … on February 14th Actual price: USD $76,145.
  10. Sothebys BRITISHTHE SLUGGARD on February 15th Actual price: USD $66,025.
  11. James D Julia Auctioneers RARE MANUSCRIPT RULES AND REGULATIONS OF USS CONGRESS AND USS CONSTITUTION, 1817-1821. on February 9th Actual price: USD $62,920.
  12. Binoche et Giquello [WIENER WERKSTÄTTE]. on February 14th Actual price: USD $55,943.
  13. Sothebys ASCOT, 1995 on February 15th Actual price: USD $55,600.
  14. Lyon and Turnbull Early Photography of India[Photographs of Western India. c.1855-1862] on February 14th Actual price: USD $55,600.
  15. Sothebys MR & MRS WOODMAN, C. 1928 on February 15th Actual price: USD $52,125.
  16. Swann Galleries Georgia O'Keeffe and Orville Cox. on February 15th Actual price: USD $48,600.
  17. Binoche et Giquello Projet nouveau sur la manière de faire utilement en France le commerce des grains. on February 14th Actual price: USD $46,619.
  18. James D Julia Auctioneers JOURNAL OF A CRUISE ON THE USS CONGRESS, 1817-1818; USS CONSTITUTION, 1821-1822. on February 9th Actual price: USD $45,980.
  19. Sothebys FRENCHTHESÉE ET LE MINOTAURE (THESEUS AND THE MINOTAUR) on February 15th Actual price: USD $45,175.
  20. Sothebys NUDES GO21 on February 15th Actual price: USD $43,438.
  21. Swann Galleries Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico. on February 15th Actual price: USD $43,200.
  22. Swann Galleries The North American Indian, Portfolio V. on February 15th Actual price: USD $43,200.
  23. RR Auction Prince The Black Album on February 15th Actual price: USD $42,298.
  24. Sothebys UNTITLED (FROM THE PROPO SERIES) (DIRTY DOTTY), 1999-2000 on February 15th Actual price: USD $41,700.
  25. Bonhams The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt & Nubia from drawings made on the spot by David Roberts R.A. with historical descriptions by the Revd. George Croly LL.D on February 11th Actual price: USD $41,250.

 

For the week ahead 22 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Feb. 19th
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Chadds Ford, PA . February Premier Auction. 48 lots
Il Ponte. Milan. Interior Decoration - Prints - Sessions 9 and 10. 38 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 82 lots

Tue. Feb. 20th
Tooveys. West Sussex. Antiquarian and Collectors Books. 265 lots
Il Ponte. Milan. Modern Art - Prints/Photographs - Session 11. 143 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 2/14. 613 lots

Wed. Feb. 21st
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints and Maps. 249 lots
Purcell Auctioneers. Birr. February Antiques and Collectibles. 170 lots
University Archives. Westport. Fabulous Autographs, Books & Relics. 249 lots
Il Ponte. Milan. Interior Decoration - Prints - Sessions 13, 14 and 15. 47 lots
Winner's Auctions and Exhibitions. Jerusalem. Eretz Israel and Zionism, Postcards and Photographs, Numismatics, Posters, Maps, Judaica, Holy books. 492 lots

Thu. Feb. 22nd
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics & Comic Art. 1418 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Books with Art - Illustrated and Children's Books. 492 lots
Charlton Hall. West Columbia, SC. Turtle Walk | Millicent Rogers Collection. 175 lots

Fri. Feb. 23rd
Rago Arts and Auctions. Lambertville. Unreserved Auctions. 71 lots
Nosbüsch & Stucke. Berlin. Rare Books, Maps and Manuscripts - Day 1. 434 lots

Sat. Feb. 24th
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Fine Art - Prints. 116 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. The David and Janice Frent Collection of Political & Presidential Americana, Part 2. 549 lots
Nosbüsch & Stucke. Berlin. Books, Ephemera, and Artworks, including items from Stefan George and His Circle. 932 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Platinum Night Sports Collectibles. 617 lots

Sun. Feb. 25th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 2/18.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 2/18.
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Fine Art - Prints. 60 lots

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RBH and AE

  • <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.
  • <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> AN EARLY DUTCH POCKET GLOBE ATTRIBUTED TO WILLEM BLAEU, AFTER C.1618. £70,000 to £100,000.
    <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> BLAEU, Johannes (1596-1673). £50,000 to £70,000.
    <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> BLAEU, Johannes. <i>Theatrum Statuum Regiae Celsitudinis Sabaudiae Ducis, Pedemontii principis, ... pars prima, exhibens Pedemontium ...</i> Amsterdam, 1682. £70,000 to £100,000.
    <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> DUDLEY, Sir Robert, self-styled Duke of Northumberland and Earl of Warwick. <i>Arcano del Mare.</i> Florence, 1661. £500,000 to £700,000.
    <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> The Mainz Psalter: <i>Psalterium Benedictinum cum canticis et hymnis,</i> for Bursfeld use. [Mainz:] Johann Fust and Peter Schoeffer, 29 August 1459. £5,000 to £10,000.
  • <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> ALBUM AMICORUM OF SCHELOMITH FLAUM. Autograph album containing drawings, autograph quotations and signatures from over 47 contributors, India, Europe, America, Israel and elsewhere, 1923–50. £40,000 to £60,000.
    <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> FLEMING, Ian (1908–1964). <i>Live and Let Die.</i> London: Jonathan Cape, 1954. £15,000 to £20,000.
    <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> HISTORY OF CINEMA. Animal Farm (1954), an animation archive from the Halas and Batchelor studios, [c.1954]. £20,000 to £30,000.
    <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> LE HAY, Jacques – [Charles de FERRIOL]. <i>Recueil de Cent Estampes representant differentes Nations du Levant...</i> Paris, 1714. [With:] <i>Explication des cents Estampes.</i> Paris, 1715. £25,000 to £35,000.
    <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> THE LAST JUDGEMENT, historiated initial 'A' on a leaf from an Antiphonal on vellum illuminated by Nikolaus Bertschi [Augsburg, first quarter 16th century]. £7,000 to £10,000.
    <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> VALTURIUS, Robertus (1413–1484). <i>De re militari.</i> [Verona:] Johannes Nicolai de Verona, 1472. £170,000 to £250,000.
  • <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>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.