• <b><center>Doyle<br>Fine Literature<br>Online Auction<br>June 8 to June 22</b>
    <b>Doyle, Fine Literature:</b> CALDWELL, ERSKINE. <i>Tobacco Road,</i> First Edition. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Doyle, Fine Literature:</b> ELIOT, GEORGE. <i>Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Life.</i> Edinburgh & London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1871-72. First edition in book form. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <b>Doyle, Fine Literature:</b> BYRON, GEORGE GORDON NOEL, LORD. <i>Don Juan.</i> London: the Thomas Davison; John Hunt; John and H.L. Hunt, 1819-24. First edition. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Doyle, Fine Literature:</b> [BURNEY, FRANCES]. <i>Evelina, Or, A Young Lady's Entrance into the World.</i> London: T. Lowndes, 1778. First edition. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b><center>Doyle<br>Fine Literature<br>Online Auction<br>June 8 to June 22</b>
    <b>Doyle, Fine Literature:</b> SHEPARD, ERNEST H. Colored drawing of Winnie-the-Pooh and Piglet, in an autograph letter signed by Shepard. Dated February 29th, 1932. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Doyle, Fine Literature:</b> CARROLL, LEWIS (CHARLES LUTWIDGE DODGSON). <i>The Nursery "Alice".</i> London: MacMillan, 1890. Second (first published) edition. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Doyle, Fine Literature:</b> DANA, RICHARD HENRY, Jr. <i>Two Years Before the Mast.</i> New York, 1840. First edition with an autograph letter signed by Dana laid-in. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Doyle, Fine Literature:</b> FINE BINDING-RIVIERE] HAZLITT, WILLIAM. <i>Liber Amoris: or, the New Pygmalion.</i> London: John Hunt, 1823. First edition. $3,000 to $5,000.
  • <b>Bonhams, June 30:</b> EDWARD S. CURTIS (1868-1952). Cañon de Chelley, 1904. Oversized orotone, 17 x 22in in original Curtis Studio frame. US$ 30,000 - 50,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 30:</b> EDWARD S. CURTIS (1868-1952). 26 cyanotypes, featuring images of Cheyenne tribes from Volume VI of <i>North American Indian,</i> c.1907, made by Curtis in the field. US$ 30,000 - 50,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 30:</b> EDWARD S. CURTIS (1868-1952). The Vanishing Race, 1904. Oversized orotone, 18 x 24in in original Curtis Studio frame. US$ 20,000 - 30,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 30:</b> EDWARD S. CURTIS (1868-1952). Autograph Logs and Journals from his 1927 Alaska Expedition. US$ 7,000 - 9,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 30:</b> A ONE SHEET POSTER OF <i>IN THE LAND OF THE HEAD HUNTERS.</i> World Film Corporation, 1914. US$ 4,000 - 6,000
  • <center><b>Galleri Bygdoy Allé:<br>Sales Exhibition Catalogue 47<br>Part II<br>The Arctic Exploration and the Search for a Northeast Passage</b>
    <b>Galleri Bygdoy Allé:</b> (C. PTOLEMY) – NICOLAUS GERMANUS DONIS. “Tabula Moderna Prussie Livonie Norbegie Et Gottie.” Ulm, 1486. The first printed map of Scandinavia and the North in untouched contemporary color.
    <b>Galleri Bygdoy Allé:</b> JAN HUYGEN VAN LINSCHOTEN. “Voyasie, ofte Schip.vaert...van by Noorden om langes Noorwegen de Noordt-Caep, Laplandt, Vinlandt, ruslandt, de Witte Zee, de Kusten van Kandenoes, Swetenoes, Pitzora…” Amsterdam, 1624.
    <b>Galleri Bygdoy Allé:</b> FRIDTJOF NANSEN/SIGURD SCOTT-HANSEN. “Lóitnant Johansen fra 86°.14’.” A sensational documentation map from one of the most famous and important polar expeditions in the world: “The Fram Expedition 1893 – 1896.”
    <center><b>Galleri Bygdoy Allé:<br>Sales Exhibition Catalogue 47<br>Part II<br>The Arctic Exploration and the Search for a Northeast Passage</b>
    <b>Galleri Bygdoy Allé:</b> JOSEPH PAUL GAIMARD. “Voyage de la Commision scientific du Nord , en Scandinavie, en Laponie, au Spitsberg et aux Feröe pendant les années 1838, 1839 et 1840, sur la corvette La Recherche...M. Paul Gaimard”.
    <b>Galleri Bygdoy Allé:</b> PHILIPP JOHANN VON STRAHLENBERG. “Nova Descriptio Geographica Tattariae Magnae Tam Orientalis Quam Occidentalis In Particularibus…” Stockholm – Berlin (1730). The original Swedish edition.
    <b>Galleri Bygdoy Allé:</b> FREDERICK DE WIT. “Totius Europa Littora Novissime edita.” Contemporary hand-coloured engraving, Amsterdam c. 1675 – 80.
  • <center><b>Cowan’s<br>American Historical Ephemera<br>& Photography<br>June 25, 2021</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 25:</b> [CIVIL WAR] -- [SHERIDAN, Philip Henry]. Personal headquarters flag of Philip Henry Sheridan used when he led the 2nd Michigan Cavalry. Spring - Summer 1862. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, June 25:</b> [EARLY PHOTOGRAPHY]. Half plate daguerreotype of firefighter Walter Van Erven Dorens. [San Francisco]: n.p., [ca 1854-1856]. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, June 25:</b> [LINCOLNIANA]. Abraham Lincoln banner possibly made for the 1864 presidential campaign. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <center><b>Cowan’s<br>American Historical Ephemera<br>& Photography<br>June 25, 2021</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 25:</b> [REVOLUTIONARY WAR - CONTINENTAL CONGRESS]. [HOLTEN, Dr. Samuel]. An archive of letters related to Danvers, Massachusetts, physician and statesman Dr. Samuel Holten. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, June 25:</b> [UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD]. CARBUTT, John, photographer. Exceptional collection of 27 stereoviews from the series, "Excursion to the 100th Meridian, October 1866." Chicago, [1866]. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, June 25:</b> [ALASKAN GOLD RUSH]. William Steele West and family, extensive archive of photographs, diaries, correspondence, and personal items. [Ca 19th - 20th century]. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <center><b>Cowan’s<br>American Historical Ephemera<br>& Photography<br>June 25, 2021</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 25:</b> [TAYLOR, Zachary]. Quarter plate daguerreotype featuring the 12th President of the United States. N.p.: n.p., [ca 1845]. $8,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, June 25:</b> [WASHINGTON, George]. Signed Society of the Cincinnati document. $5,000 to $7,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, June 25:</b> LINCOLN, Abraham. Autograph endorsement signed ("A. Lincoln"), as President. [Washington], 29 September 1862. 1 page, 4to, old creases. $5,000 to $7,000.
    <center><b>Cowan’s<br>American Historical Ephemera<br>& Photography<br>June 25, 2021</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 25:</b> JEFFERSON, Thomas. Autograph letter signed ("Th. Jefferson"), as United States President, to Robert Patterson. Washington DC, 2 July 1805. 1 page, 4to, evenly toned, small tear from seal. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, June 25:</b> [EARLY PHOTOGRAPHY] -- [ALCOTT, Elizabeth Sewall]. Ninth plate ruby ambrotype attributed to Elizabeth Sewall Alcott. N.p., [ca 1856-1857]. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, June 25:</b> [WESTERN AMERICANA]. RUSSELL, Andrew Joseph, photographer. <i>Salt Lake City, From the Top of the Tabernacle.</i> [1869]

Auction Update Review

12ec30f6-31ce-44d3-978d-3b4fde5c7fe5

Bonhams. Photography on 6
April. Lot 41 of 100. Paul
Strand, Untitled [New
England] 1945

F8bc5785-d17c-4bf9-8315-66cea344fb44

Christies. The Yamakawa
Collection. Lot 32 of 44.
Joel Sternfeld, McLean
Virginia December 1978

RBH: 28 Auctions Archived, 18 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 1 April 2018 28 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 3 in Swiss francs, 5 in euros, 4 in British pounds, and 16 in US dollars.  Turnover was $12,412,118 as 6,509 lots were offered and 5,338 sold for an 82% success rate.  The average lot brought $2,325.  It was another strong week.

 

For the week ahead 18 auctions are scheduled.

 

1 auction saw its total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

SothebysPrints and Multiples on March 27th: $8,238,486 



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

Beaussant LefevreSTAMPS - PHOTOGRAPHS - MANUSCRIPTS & BOOKS on March 23rd: 204.72% 
Koller AuctionsOld Master Prints on March 23rd: 183.64% 
SothebysPrints and Multiples on March 27th: 122.78% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on March 28th: 116.96% 
William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsSpring Quarterly Catalog on March 20th: 116.61% 
Dorotheum Prints Before 1900 on March 27th: 113.43% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on March 27th: 104.24% 


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

William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsSpring Quarterly Catalog on March 20th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 3/18 on March 25th: 99.18% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 3/20 on March 27th: 98.94% 
Dirk Soulis AuctionsAmericana and Advertising on March 24th: 98.80% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 3/18 on March 25th: 95.97% 
Koller AuctionsOld Master Prints on March 23rd: 95.35% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 2/25 on March 25th: 94.57% 
Beaussant LefevreSTAMPS - PHOTOGRAPHS - MANUSCRIPTS & BOOKS on March 23rd: 94.31% 
Clars Auction GalleryFine Art - Prints on March 24th: 90.64% 
Addison and SarovaRare Books, Manuscripts and Ephemera on March 24th: 90.32% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on March 27th: 90.28% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersExposition Auction - Books and Prints on March 24th: 89.80% 
SothebysPrints and Multiples on March 27th: 88.64% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on March 28th: 88.18% 
Cowans AuctionsAmerican History - Online bidstart 3/15 on March 26th: 86.97% 
Dorotheum Prints Before 1900 on March 27th: 82.31% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys THE TWO HUMAN BEINGS. THE LONELY ONES (WOLL 157; SCHIEFLER 133) on March 27th Actual price: USD $1,716,780.
  2. Sothebys CAMPBELL'S SOUP I (F. & S. II.44-53) on March 27th Actual price: USD $1,205,580.
  3. Sothebys ANDY MOUSE (L. PP. 64-65) on March 27th Actual price: USD $967,020.
  4. Sothebys LE REPAS FRUGAL (BLOCH 1; BAER 2) on March 27th Actual price: USD $213,000.
  5. Sothebys BEAT THE WHITES WITH THE RED WEDGE on March 27th Actual price: USD $195,250.
  6. Sothebys REVERIE (C. 38) on March 27th Actual price: USD $150,875.
  7. Sothebys MARILYN MONROE (MARILYN) (F. & S. II.28) on March 27th Actual price: USD $142,000.
  8. Sothebys MELENCOLIA I (B. 74; M., HOLL. 75) on March 27th Actual price: USD $133,125.
  9. Sothebys AN IMAGE OF CELIA (MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART TOKYO 277) on March 27th Actual price: USD $115,375.
  10. Sothebys RETROSPECT (L. PP. 120-121) on March 27th Actual price: USD $106,500.
  11. Sothebys QUEEN ELIZABETH II OF THE UNITED KINGDOM (F. & S. II.335) on March 27th Actual price: USD $102,950.
  12. Sothebys LENIN (F. & S. II.402) on March 27th Actual price: USD $88,750.
  13. Koller Auctions Campi Phlegraei. on March 19th Actual price: USD $83,210.
  14. Sothebys AFRICAN ELEPHANT (F. & S. II.293) on March 27th Actual price: USD $71,000.
  15. Sothebys UNTITLED (SCHELLMANN 223-226) on March 27th Actual price: USD $71,000.
  16. Beaussant Lefevre Description géographique, historique, chronologique, politique et physique de l'Empire de la Chine et de laTartarie chinoise. on March 23rd Actual price: USD $68,921.
  17. Sothebys MICK JAGGER (F. & S. II.138)  on March 27th Actual price: USD $62,125.
  18. Dorotheum Jesus and His Parents returning from the Temple on March 27th Actual price: USD $62,000.
  19. Sothebys MINOTAURE CARESSANT UNE DORMEUSE (B. 201; BA. 369) on March 27th Actual price: USD $60,350.
  20. Koller Auctions Libellus isagogus. Lateinische Handschrift auf Papier. Sammelband mit 12 Werken über Astronomie, Medizin und Logik, zusammengestellt von Hieronymus Pauli von Limburg. on March 19th Actual price: USD $57,770.
  21. Bonhams Modern Woodcutters 4 on March 28th Actual price: USD $56,800.
  22. Sothebys LIZ (F. & S. II.7) on March 27th Actual price: USD $56,800.
  23. Sothebys SECOND VERSION OF THE TRIPTYCH, 1944 (SABATIER 24) on March 27th Actual price: USD $56,800.
  24. Sothebys MAO (FELDMAN & SCHELLMANN II.92) on March 27th Actual price: USD $53,250.
  25. Sothebys DIE SCHAFFENDEN on March 27th Actual price: USD $53,250.



28 total sales reported this week:

Cowans Auctions. American History - Online bidstart 3/15 on March 26th: 86.97%
Freemans. Rare Books, Maps and Manuscripts on March 28th: 65.93%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on March 28th: 88.18%
Bonhams. Prints and Multiples on March 28th: 61.22%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 3/20 on March 27th: 98.94%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Editions and Works on Paper on March 27th: 40.00%
Dorotheum . Prints Before 1900 on March 27th: 82.31%
Sothebys. Prints and Multiples on March 27th: 88.64%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on March 27th: 90.28%
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH. Rare Books, Old and Modern Art, Antiques on March 23rd: 46.52%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 2/25 on March 25th: 94.57%
Addison and Sarova. Rare Books, Manuscripts and Ephemera on March 24th: 90.32%
Koller Auctions. Old Master Prints on March 23rd: 95.35%
Koller Auctions. Books on March 19th: 67.43%
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Americana and Advertising on March 24th: 98.80%
Potomack Company. Asian, European and American Works of Art - Prints on March 24th: 50.00%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Exposition Auction - Books and Prints on March 24th: 89.80%
Brunk Auctions. Premier Catalogue Auction - Prints, Books on March 24th: 77.50%
Clars Auction Gallery. Fine Art - Prints on March 25th: 75.38%
Clars Auction Gallery. Fine Art - Prints on March 24th: 90.64%
Neal Auction Company. Spring Estates Auction on March 24th: 75.00%
Beaussant Lefevre. STAMPS - PHOTOGRAPHS - MANUSCRIPTS & BOOKS on March 23rd: 94.31%
Purcell Auctioneers. Shop and Pub Signs and Memorabilia on March 21st: 77.00%
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Spring Quarterly Catalog on March 20th: 100.00%
Koller Auctions. Books, Autographs on March 19th: 47.37%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 3/18 on March 25th: 99.18%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 3/18 on March 25th: 95.97%
PBA Galleries. Americana - Travel & Exploration - World History - Cartography on March 22nd: 76.78%


For the week ahead 18 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Apr. 2nd
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 67 lots

Tue. Apr. 3rd
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 3/27. 304 lots

Wed. Apr. 4th
Dorotheum . Vienna. Globes. 13 lots

Thu. Apr. 5th
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine & Rare Books. 459 lots

Fri. Apr. 6th
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Spring Americana - Books, Prints, Ephemera. 36 lots
Christies. New York. Photographs. 172 lots
Christies. New York. The Yamakawa Collection. 44 lots
Bonhams. New York. 100 Photographs. 100 lots
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Surrealism - Books. 329 lots
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. American Indian and Western Art: Live Salesroom Auction. 19 lots

Sat. Apr. 7th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters. 947 lots
Northeast Auctions. Portsmouth. Portsmouth Weekend Auction - Books and Prints. 132 lots
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs. 59 lots
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Entertainment Memorabilia. 857 lots
North American Auction Company. Bozeman. Native American and Western Auction - Advertising. 121 lots

Sun. Apr. 8th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 4/1.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 4/1.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 3/11. 249 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 24:</b> C.F. Payne, <i>Micawber, Imitating Norman Rockwell’s “Triple self-portrait,”</i> mixed media, 2002. $800 to $1,200.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 24:</b> Brian Froud, media illustration published in <i>The Land of Froud,</i> 1977. Estimate $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 24:</b> Haddon Sundblom, <i>All a Girl Needs,</i> oil on canvas, published in <i>The Ladies’ Home Journal,</i> 1942. $8,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 24:</b> Adrianne Lobel, <i>My One and Only,</i> 26 scenic concept collages for the Broadway musical, 1983. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 24:</b> Charles Schulz, original four-panel pen and ink <i>Peanuts</i> comic strip, 1971. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 24:</b>Jack Davis, mixed media cartoon for <i>Playboy,</i> 1959. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 24:</b> Charles Addams, mixed media cartoon for <i>The New Yorker,</i> 1937. $6,000 to $9,000.
  • <center><b>Aste Bolaffi<br>Rare Books and Autographs<br>June 22, 2021</b>
    <b>Aste Bolaffi, June 22:</b> Tolomeo, Claudio. <i>Cosmographia.</i> Ulma, Lienhart Holle, 16.07.1482.<br>€ 50.000+
    <b>Aste Bolaffi, June 22:</b> Hondius, Henricus, & Johannes Janssonius. <i>Atlas novus, sive descriptio geographica totius orbis terrarum.</i> Amsterdam, Hondius-Janssonius, 1638. €30.000+
    <b>Aste Bolaffi, June 22:</b> Castiglione, Baldassarre. <i>Il libro del cortegiano del conte Baldesar Castiglione.</i> Venice, eredi di Aldo, 1528. € 14.000+
    <center><b>Aste Bolaffi<br>Rare Books and Autographs<br>June 22, 2021</b>
    <b>Aste Bolaffi, June 22:</b> Bayer, Johann. <i>Uranometria, omnium asterismorum continens schemata, nova methodo delineata, aereis laminis expressa.</i> Augusta, Christoph Mang, 1603.<br>€ 12.000+
    <b>Aste Bolaffi, June 22:</b> [Astronomy]. <i>[Scriptores Astronomici veteres].</i> Venezia, Aldo Manuzio, 1499.<br> € 7.000+
    <b>Aste Bolaffi, June 22:</b> Aristophanes. <i>Aristofanous Komoidiai ennea. Aristophanis Comoediae novem.</i> Venice, Aldo Manuzio, 1498. € 7.000+
    <center><b>Aste Bolaffi<br>Rare Books and Autographs<br>June 22, 2021</b>
    <b>Aste Bolaffi, June 22:</b> Herodotus. <i>Hirodotou logoi ennea [...] Herodoti libri novem quibus musarum indita sunt nomina.</i> Venice, Aldo Manuzio, 1502. € 7.000+
    <b>Aste Bolaffi, June 22:</b> Tory, Geoffroy. <i>L’art & science de la vraye proportion des lettres attiques, ou antiques.</i> Paris, Vincent Gaultherot, 1549. € 5.000+
    <b>Aste Bolaffi, June 22:</b> Caterina da Siena. <i>Epistole devotissime de sancta Catharina da Siena.</i> Venice, Aldo Manuzio, 1500. € 4.500+
    <center><b>Aste Bolaffi<br>Rare Books and Autographs<br>June 22, 2021</b>
    <b>Aste Bolaffi, June 22:</b> [Chess]. Gianuzio della Manzia, Orazio. <i>Libro nel quale si tratta della maniera di giuocar' a scacchi con alcuni sottilissimi partiti.</i> Torino, Antonio Bianchi, 1597. € 3.000+
    <b>Aste Bolaffi, June 22:</b> Newton, Isaac. <i>Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica.</i> Amsterdam, Compagnie di Amsterdam, 1714. €2.500+
    <b>Aste Bolaffi, June 22:</b> [Turkish Empire]. Ramberti, Benedetto. <i>Libri tre delle cose de Turchi.</i> Venice, eredi di Aldo, 1539. €1.500+
  • <b><center>Sotheby’s<br>Livres et Manuscrits :<br>de Cervantès à Houellebecq<br>18 – 25 June</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 18 – 25 June:</b> Jouve, Paul -- François-Louis Schmied -- Rudyard Kipling. <i>Le Livre de la Jungle,</i> 1919.<br>€ 80,000 to € 120,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 18 – 25 June:</b> Cervantès Saavedra, Miguel de. <i>El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha.</i> Bruxelles, 1607.<br>€ 30,000 to € 50,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 18 – 25 June:</b> Buren, Daniel - Aimé Césaire. Cahier d'un retour au pays natal. Solstice, 2004. 1/140 ex. Avec 1/20 suites d'œuvres originales.<br>€ 4,000 to € 6,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 18 – 25 June:</b> [Musique] - Gioacchino Traversa. Six sonates à violon seul. [Vers 1770].<br>€ 3,000 to € 5,000.