• <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:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Measure for Measure</i> (extracted from the First Folio). London, 1623. Sold for $52,575.
    <b>Bonhams:</b> HAWTHORNE, NATHANIEL. <i>Fanshawe, A Tale.</i> Boston, 1828. FIRST EDITION OF AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Sold for $47,575.
    <b>Bonhams:</b> THOREAU, HENRY DAVID. <i>Walden; Or, Life in the Woods.</i> Boston, 1854. FINE COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION. Sold for $12,575.
    <b>Bonhams: </b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies.</i> London, 1685. THE FOURTH FOLIO, Brewster/Bentley issue. Sold for $43,825.
    <b>Bonhams:</b> STEIG, WILLIAM. Original maquette and 58 finished drawings for <i>The Agony in the Kindergarten,</i> one of Steig's most important books. Sold for $12,575.
    <b>Bonhams:</b> KING, STEPHEN. <i>Carrie.</i> New York, 1974. INSCRIBED FIRST EDITION, OF AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Sold for $1,912.50.
    <b><center>Bonhams<br>Consignments invited (2020)</b>
    <b>Bonhams:</b> APPLE MACINTOSH PROTOTYPE. 1983. The earliest known Macintosh with "Twiggy" drive, one of only two known working machines. Sold for $150,075.
    <b>Bonhams:</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. Sold for $15,075.
    <b>Bonhams:</b> APPLE-1 COMPUTER. Signed by Steve Wozniak, used in development of Apple II. Sold for $175,075.
    <b>Bonhams:</b> DARWIN, CHARLES. 1809-1882. <i>On the Origin of Species By Means of Natural Selection.</i> London, 1859. FIRST EDITION. Sold for $131,325.
    <b>Bonhams:</b> BOOLE, GEORGE. <i>An Investigation of the Laws of Thought.</i> London, 1854. Sold for $12,575.
    <b>Bonhams:</b> SHANNON, CLAUDE and WARREN WEAVER. <i>The Mathematical Theory of Communication.</i> Urbana, 1949. Sold for $27,575.
  • <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> <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.

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Rare Book Hub: 31 Auctions Archived, 35 More This Week

For the week ended Saturday 21 April, 2018 31 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 5 denominated in euros, 4 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 21 in US dollars.  Turnover was $16,684,130 as 9,075 lots were offered and 6,890 sold for a 76% success rate.  It was another strong week.

 

For the week ahead 35 auctions are scheduled.

 

6 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

ChristiesPrints and Multiples on April 20th: $7,683,000 
Heritage AuctionsEntertainment on April 15th: $1,773,451 
ChristiesJapanese and Korean Art - Prints on April 18th: $1,751,750 
Swann GalleriesImages and Objects: Photographs and Photobooks on April 19th: $1,174,688 
RR AuctionSpace - Internet bidstart 4/12 on April 19th: $1,094,608 
Heritage AuctionsManuscripts - Internet bidstart 3/30 on April 18th: $1,012,799 
 

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

TooveysPostcards, Cigarette Cards; Photographs, Autographs, Printed & Manuscript Ephemera on April 17th: 184.58% 
ChristiesJapanese and Korean Art - Prints on April 18th: 183.24% 
AguttesANCIENT & MANUSCRIPTED BOOKS on April 19th: 103.53% 


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

ChristiesJapanese and Korean Art - Prints on April 18th: 100.00% 
William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsApril Premier Auction - Books, Prints on April 16th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 4/8 on April 15th: 99.08% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 4//10 on April 17th: 98.86% 
Aspire AuctionsApril Auction online - Prints - Internet bidstart 4/6 on April 13th: 97.30% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 3/19 on April 15th: 95.98% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on April 14th: 95.35% 
Heritage AuctionsManuscripts - Internet bidstart 3/30 on April 18th: 94.40% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 4/8 on April 15th: 94.34% 
TooveysPostcards, Cigarette Cards; Photographs, Autographs, Printed & Manuscript Ephemera on April 17th: 91.93% 
TooveysDecorative Pictures - Prints on April 18th: 90.00% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on April 17th: 87.30% 
Cowans AuctionsModern and Contemporary Art and Design - Prints, Posters on April 20th: 85.71% 
ChristiesPrints and Multiples on April 20th: 85.38% 
Trafford BooksBooks on April 11th: 82.04% 
University ArchivesOutstanding Selection of Autographed Documents, Manuscripts, Photos, Books & Relics on April 10th: 81.10% 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Christies KANAGAWA OKI NAMI URA (IN THE WELL OF THE GREAT WAVE OFF KANAGAWA), FROM THE SERIES FUGAKU SANJUROKKEI (THIRTY-SIX VIEWS OF MOUNT FUJI) on April 18th Actual price: USD $540,500.
  2. Christies He Disappeared Into Complete Silence, Gemor Press, New York, 1947 on April 20th Actual price: USD $516,500.
  3. Christies LU ZHISHEN, BANDIT HERO FROM THE CHINESE NOVEL OUTLAWS OF THE MARSH on April 18th Actual price: USD $432,500.
  4. Christies Moonwalk on April 20th Actual price: USD $336,500.
  5. Heritage Auctions Arthur Conan Doyle Autograph Manuscript "The Adventure of the Dancing Men" Signed Three Times. on April 18th Actual price: USD $312,500.
  6. Christies Marilyn: one plate on April 20th Actual price: USD $281,250.
  7. Christies A La Recherche du Shoe Perdu on April 20th Actual price: USD $275,000.
  8. Christies The Scream (After Munch) on April 20th Actual price: USD $275,000.
  9. Heritage Auctions Stevie Ray Vaughan Owned and Stage-Played "Jimbo" Electric Guitar. on April 15th Actual price: USD $250,000.
  10. Christies Details of Renaissance Paintings (Sandro Botticelli, Birth of Venus) on April 20th Actual price: USD $237,500.
  11. Christies Marilyn: one plate on April 20th Actual price: USD $237,500.
  12. Christies Marilyn: one plate on April 20th Actual price: USD $237,500.
  13. Christies Electric Chairs on April 20th Actual price: USD $237,500.
  14. Christies Quatre Lithographies on April 20th Actual price: USD $212,500.
  15. Christies The Potato Eaters on April 20th Actual price: USD $212,500.
  16. Christies Untitled (Cake Window) on April 20th Actual price: USD $175,000.
  17. Christies Target on April 20th Actual price: USD $175,000.
  18. Christies Bull Profile Series on April 20th Actual price: USD $175,000.
  19. Christies Mickey Mouse, from Myths on April 20th Actual price: USD $150,000.
  20. Christies Untitled, from On the Bowery on April 20th Actual price: USD $125,000.
  21. Christies Ten from Leo Castelli, Tanglewood Press, Inc., New York, 1968 on April 20th Actual price: USD $112,500.
  22. Christies Portrait de Jacqueline de Face II on April 20th Actual price: USD $112,500.
  23. Christies Grace Kelly on April 20th Actual price: USD $106,250.
  24. Christies #4, from Cold Mountain Series, Zen Studies (Early State) on April 20th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  25. Christies $ (Quadrant): one plate on April 20th Actual price: USD $100,000.



31 total sales reported this week:

Holabird Kagin Americana. Gold Rush Auction - Day 4 on March 18th: 70.45%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Gold Rush Auction - Day 3 on March 17th: 75.14%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Gold Rush Auction - Day 2 on March 16th: 60.62%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Gold Rush Sale on March 15th: 75.12%
Cowans Auctions. Modern and Contemporary Art and Design - Prints, Posters on April 20th: 85.71%
Christies. Prints and Multiples on April 20th: 85.38%
RR Auction. Space - Internet bidstart 4/12 on April 19th: 71.35%
PBA Galleries. Fine Illustrated Books: Oriental & Occidental - Art & Art Reference – Books about Books on April 19th: 73.43%
Aguttes. ANCIENT & MANUSCRIPTED BOOKS on April 19th: 59.06%
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. April Premier Auction - Books, Prints on April 16th: 100.00%
Swann Galleries. Images and Objects: Photographs and Photobooks on April 19th: 67.38%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on April 14th: 95.35%
Tooveys. Decorative Pictures - Prints on April 18th: 90.00%
Tooveys. Postcards, Cigarette Cards; Photographs, Autographs, Printed & Manuscript Ephemera on April 17th: 91.93%
Christies. Japanese and Korean Art - Prints on April 18th: 100.00%
Grays Auctioneers. World's Fair Memorabilia and Collectibles on April 16th: 79.66%
Forum Auctions. Forum Auctions @ Artsy: Select Contemporary Editions on April 17th: 56.41%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on April 17th: 87.30%
Morton Subastas. Auction of Printed Documents and Manuscripts, Brochures, Autographs and Dedicated Books on April 17th: 25.40%
Trafford Books. Books on April 11th: 82.04%
Vermot de Pas. NASA Photographs on April 9th: 9.40%
Heritage Auctions. Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 3/30 on April 18th: 94.40%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 4/8 on April 15th: 99.08%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 4//10 on April 17th: 98.86%
Heritage Auctions. Entertainment on April 15th: 74.97%
Binoche et Giquello. Romantic Illustrated Books on April 13th: 64.54%
Aspire Auctions. April Auction online - Prints - Internet bidstart 4/6 on April 13th: 97.30%
University Archives. Outstanding Selection of Autographed Documents, Manuscripts, Photos, Books & Relics on April 10th: 81.10%
Audap and Mirabaud. Press Drawings on April 10th: 68.87%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 4/8 on April 15th: 94.34%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 3/19 on April 15th: 95.98%

 


For the week ahead 35 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Apr. 23rd
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . Prints. 20 lots
Australian Book Auctions. Armadale, . Books and Documents: Comprising Voyages and Travels, Ephemera, Literature, Art, Natural History and. 182 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints and Photographs. 178 lots

Tue. Apr. 24th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Illustration. 451 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 4/17. 423 lots

Wed. Apr. 25th
Doyle New York. New York. Rare Books, Autographs and Maps. 602 lots
Purcell Auctioneers. Birr. Irish Interest Book Auction. 563 lots
Tajan. Paris. Photographs. 186 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 140 lots
Heritage Auctions. Chicago. CSNS Currency Signature Auction - session 1. 310 lots

Thu. Apr. 26th
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Cape Town. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 4/19. 316 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Fine Illustrated Books and Graphics. 279 lots
Artcurial. Paris. Books and Manuscripts. 203 lots
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Marine and Travel - Books, Prints, Maps. 65 lots
PIASA. Paris. Masters 2 : prints, illustrated books and multiples of the 20th century, including a private collect. 109 lots
Sothebys. New York. Prints and Multiples. 165 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Forum Auctions @ Artsy: The Master and The Muse. 36 lots
One Of Kind Collectibles. Coral Gables. Autographs, Manuscripts and Sports Memorabilia. 152 lots
Heritage Auctions. Chicago. CSNS World Currency Signature Auction - session 1. 470 lots
Heritage Auctions. Chicago. CSNS Currency Signature Auction - session 2. 738 lots

Fri. Apr. 27th
ALDE. Paris. Maps and Plans - Travel. 329 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. East Anglian Sale, Part 1 - including Books and Maps.
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Comics. 352 lots
Heritage Auctions. Chicago. CSNS Currency Signature Auction - session 3. 306 lots
Heritage Auctions. Chicago. CSNS Currency Signature Auction - session 4. 110 lots
Heritage Auctions. Chicago. CSNS Currency Signature Auction - session 5. 317 lots
Heritage Auctions. Chicago. CSNS Currency Signature Auction - session 6. 376 lots
ALDE. Paris. Russian Art. 237 lots

Sat. Apr. 28th
PosterConnection Inc.. Clayton. Posters. 358 lots
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Spring Magic Auction - Books, Posters, Prints, Letters, Photos.
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. Fine Auction - Books and Prints. 23 lots
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Lee's Summit . Property from the William D. Hutsell Trust - Books, Prints.

Sun. Apr. 29th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 4/22.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 4/22.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 4/1. 236 lots

Bruce McKinney

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>Sotheby’s, Dec. 17:</b> [EINSTEIN, ALBERT]; JOHN GRAUDENZ [PHOTOGRAPHER]. Photographic portrait of Albert Einstein by John Graudenz, taken circa 1928. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 17:</b> ENIGMA M4. A fully operational four-rotor ("M4") Kriegsmarine Enigma Cipher Machine. Berlin-Wilmersdorf, Germany, Heimsoeth und Rinke, 1942. $300,000 to $500,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 17:</b> FEYNMAN, RICHARD P. <i>“Surely You’re Joking Mr. Feynman”. Adventures of a Curious Character.</i> New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1985. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 17:</b> An intact egg of the Aepyornis Maximus, or Elephant Bird. Pre-17th century, Madagascar. $35,000 to $45,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 17:</b> Palm frond with fish. Green River Formation, Wyoming, United States. <i>Sabalites sp.,</i> and <i>Diplomystus dentatus</i> Cenozoic, Eocene (53-33 million years ago). $60,000 to $70,000.