• <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>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.
  • <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: 26 Auctions Archived, another 26 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 28 April 2018 26 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; one in Australian dollars, 9 in euros, 2 in British pounds, and 14 in US dollars.  Turnover was $23,431,578 as 9,281 lots were offered and 7,561 sold for an 81% success rate.  It was another strong week.

 

During the next 7 days 26 auctions are scheduled.

 

3 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Heritage Auctions2018 April 19-20 Spring Sports Card Catalog Auction on April 20th: $9,832,590 
SothebysPrints and Multiples on April 27th: $8,012,250 
Heritage AuctionsIllustration on April 24th: $1,346,124 

1 auction saw total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered: 

PIASAMasters 2 : prints, illustrated books and multiples of the 20th century, including a private collect on April 26th: 146.65% 


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

Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 4/15 on April 22nd: 99.55% 
Heritage Auctions2018 April 19-20 Spring Sports Card Catalog Auction on April 20th: 98.88% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 4/17 on April 24th: 97.87% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 4/15 on April 22nd: 97.35% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 3/25 on April 22nd: 97.05% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on April 21st: 96.97% 
Heritage AuctionsIllustration on April 24th: 93.79% 
Doyle New YorkRare Books, Autographs and Maps on April 25th: 89.57% 
Clars Auction GalleryFine Art - Prints on April 21st: 86.89% 
SothebysPrints and Multiples on April 27th: 86.14% 
Winter AssociatesBooks on March 26th: 85.00% 
Australian Book AuctionsBooks and Documents: Comprising Voyages and Travels, Ephemera, Literature, Art, Natural History and on April 23rd: 84.62% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on April 25th: 84.29% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Heritage Auctions 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle #311 PSA Mint 9. on April 20th Actual price: USD $2,880,000.
  2. Sothebys FLAGS I (ULAE 128) on April 27th Actual price: USD $1,575,000.
  3. Sothebys OCÉANIE, LA MER on April 27th Actual price: USD $1,215,000.
  4. Sothebys FLOWERS (F. & S. II.64-73) on April 27th Actual price: USD $831,000.
  5. Heritage Auctions 1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle #253 PSA Mint 9. on April 20th Actual price: USD $750,000.
  6. Heritage Auctions 1916 M101-5 Sporting News (Blank Back) Babe Ruth Rookie #151 PSA NM 7. on April 20th Actual price: USD $384,000.
  7. Sothebys SUPERMAN (F. & S. IIB.260) on April 27th Actual price: USD $250,000.
  8. Sothebys NUDE WITH YELLOW PILLOW (C. 283) on April 27th Actual price: USD $225,000.
  9. Sothebys SUPERMAN (F. & S. II.260) on April 27th Actual price: USD $212,500.
  10. Heritage Auctions 1948 Leaf Warren Spahn #32 PSA Gem Mint 10 - The Ultimate PSA Example, Pop One! on April 20th Actual price: USD $192,000.
  11. Sothebys BLUE SURROUND on April 27th Actual price: USD $162,500.
  12. Doyle New York Plan of the City of New York in North America, surveyed in the years 1766 & 1767. on April 25th Actual price: USD $150,000.
  13. Sothebys GRACE KELLY (FELDMAN & SCHELLMANN II.305) on April 27th Actual price: USD $125,000.
  14. Heritage Auctions 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle #311 PSA NM 7. on April 20th Actual price: USD $120,000.
  15. Swann Galleries Das Werk von Gustav Klimt. on April 26th Actual price: USD $106,250.
  16. Heritage Auctions Nude on Back with Black Stockings, 1983 on April 24th Actual price: USD $106,250.
  17. Heritage Auctions 1975 Topps Baseball Unopened Cello Case - Factory Sealed. on April 20th Actual price: USD $102,000.
  18. Sothebys TAUREAU (A.R. 255)  on April 27th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  19. Sothebys HIBOU (A.R. 224)  on April 27th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  20. Sothebys NATURAL HISTORY PART I MUSHROOMS (BASTIAN 42-51) on April 27th Actual price: USD $93,750.
  21. Heritage Auctions Martini Time, 1935 on April 24th Actual price: USD $87,500.
  22. Heritage Auctions 1948 Leaf Satchel Paige #8 PSA NM 7. on April 20th Actual price: USD $84,000.
  23. Heritage Auctions 1925 Exhibits Lou Gehrig SGC 50 VG/EX 4. on April 20th Actual price: USD $78,000.
  24. Sothebys HOTEL ACATLAN: FIRST DAY (MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, TOKYO 269) on April 27th Actual price: USD $75,000.
  25. Heritage Auctions 1916 M101-5 Sporting News (Blank Back) Joe Jackson #86 PSA NM-MT 8. on April 20th Actual price: USD $72,120.



26 total sales reported this week:

Purcell Auctioneers. Irish Interest Book Auction on April 25th: 79.04%
Tajan. Photographs on April 25th: 40.11%
Forum Auctions. Forum Auctions @ Artsy: The Master and The Muse on April 26th: 77.78%
PIASA. Masters 2 : prints, illustrated books and multiples of the 20th century, including a private collect on April 26th: 76.15%
Sothebys. Prints and Multiples on April 27th: 86.14%
Swann Galleries. Fine Illustrated Books and Graphics on April 26th: 77.42%
Doyle New York. Rare Books, Autographs and Maps on April 25th: 89.57%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on April 25th: 84.29%
Il Ponte. Photographs on April 17th: 66.27%
Australian Book Auctions. Books and Documents: Comprising Voyages and Travels, Ephemera, Literature, Art, Natural History and on April 23rd: 84.62%
Galerie Bassenge. Thur Collection on April 18th: 59.34%
Galerie Bassenge. Modern Literature and Art Documentation on April 19th: 56.17%
Galerie Bassenge. Autographs on April 18th: 63.92%
Heritage Auctions. Illustration on April 24th: 93.79%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 4/17 on April 24th: 97.87%
Winter Associates. Prints on April 23rd: 55.00%
Winter Associates. Books on March 26th: 85.00%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints and Photographs on April 24th: 69.10%
Clars Auction Gallery. Fine Art and Antiques - Books, Prints on April 22nd: 76.09%
Clars Auction Gallery. Fine Art - Prints on April 21st: 86.89%
Vermot de Pas. Enfintina III - Children's Books on April 16th: 18.76%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 3/25 on April 22nd: 97.05%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 4/15 on April 22nd: 97.35%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 4/15 on April 22nd: 99.55%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on April 21st: 96.97%
Heritage Auctions. 2018 April 19-20 Spring Sports Card Catalog Auction on April 20th: 98.88%


For the week ahead 26 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Apr. 30th
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. Fine Books, Maps and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 4/19. 127 lots
Heritage Auctions. Chicago. CSNS World Currency Signature Auction - session 2. 896 lots
Heritage Auctions. Chicago. CSNS Currency Signature Auction - session 7. 1350 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 82 lots

Tue. May. 1st
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 488 lots
Doyle New York. New York. Prints and Multiples. 231 lots
Bonhams. Los Angeles. Prints and Multiples. 170 lots
Heritage Auctions. Chicago. CSNS Currency Signature Auction - session 8. 785 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 4/24. 481 lots

Wed. May. 2nd
Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers. Kilkenny. Rare Book and Collectors Sale. 828 lots
Zisska and Lacher. Munich. Books, Manuscripts, Prints. 1960 lots

Thu. May. 3rd
Swann Galleries. New York. Graphic Design. 254 lots
Christies. Paris. Comic Strips and Illustrations. 172 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Spring Asian Arts - Prints. 146 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Literature and Books. 511 lots
Sothebys. London. Collections - Prints, Books. 3 lots
Ader. PARIS. Posters May 68. 102 lots

Fri. May. 4th
Artcurial. Paris. the Universe of the Creator of TinTin. 110 lots
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. 75172 Pforzheim. Books, Graphics modern and ancient Arts, Antiques - parsed. 4428 lots

Sat. May. 5th
Artcurial. Paris. Comic Strips. 278 lots
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. The Big Book: The Original Working Manuscript of Alcoholics Anonymous. 1 lots
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. Animation and Disneyana. 554 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 160 lots

Sun. May. 6th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 4/1.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 4/8. 235 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 4/29.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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>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.