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8 Auctions Archived, 33 Sales Upcoming This Week

We were unable to enter all of the past week's auctions so we are slighly behind. They will be made up next week. For this past week, ending June 9, eight auctions were archived to the Rare Book Transaction History, all denominated in U.S. dollars. Total sales were $3,307,325. There were 3,397 lots offered with 3,025 sold, for a robust sell through rate of 89%. The average price was $1,093.

 

2 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Heritage Auctions. Photographs on June 5th: $1,345,900
Heritage Auctions. European Comic Art on June 2nd: $1,257,082

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

Leland Little Auctions. 19th Annual Memorial Day Auction - Prints, Books on May 28th: 397.75%
Kedem Auction. Jewish and Israeli History, Art and Culture on June 5th: 293.29%


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

Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 5/27 on June 3rd: 99.75%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 5/29 on June 5th: 99.14%
Leland Little Auctions. 19th Annual Memorial Day Auction - Prints, Books on May 28th: 99.07%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 5/6 on June 3rd: 98.24%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 5/27 on June 3rd: 94.48%
Heritage Auctions. European Comic Art on June 2nd: 88.29%


8 total sales reported this week:

Kedem Auction. Jewish and Israeli History, Art and Culture on June 5th: 64.43%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 5/29 on June 5th: 99.14%
Heritage Auctions. Photographs on June 5th: 74.23%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 5/6 on June 3rd: 98.24%
Leland Little Auctions. 19th Annual Memorial Day Auction - Prints, Books on May 28th: 99.07%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 5/27 on June 3rd: 94.48%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 5/27 on June 3rd: 99.75%
Heritage Auctions. European Comic Art on June 2nd: 88.29%

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Heritage Auctions Hergé Tintin, Coke en Stock Planche 58 Journal Tintin du 4 décembre 1957 (Casterman - 1958). on June 2nd Actual price: USD $425,000.
  2. Heritage Auctions Cuzco Children, Peru, December on June 5th Actual price: USD $93,750.
  3. Heritage Auctions Hugo Pratt Corto Maltese : Les Ethiopiques (Casterman, 1978). on June 2nd Actual price: USD $62,500.
  4. Heritage Auctions Dovima with Elephants, Evening Dress by Dior, Cirque d'Hiver, Paris on June 5th Actual price: USD $50,000.
  5. Heritage Auctions Clearing Winter Storm, Yosemite National Park on June 5th Actual price: USD $47,500.
  6. Heritage Auctions Barber Shop, New Orleans on June 5th Actual price: USD $45,000.
  7. Heritage Auctions Migrant Mother (contact sheet, six photographs) on June 5th Actual price: USD $40,000.
  8. Heritage Auctions Saddle I, Paris (at the Hotel Lancaster) on June 5th Actual price: USD $40,000.
  9. Heritage Auctions Charles Schulz Peanuts Sunday Page du 7 mars 1971 (United Feature Syndicate, 1971). on June 2nd Actual price: USD $40,000.
  10. Heritage Auctions Guedras in the Wind, Morocco on June 5th Actual price: USD $27,500.
  11. Heritage Auctions Mankind, Yirol, South Sudan on June 5th Actual price: USD $23,750.
  12. Heritage Auctions St. Francis Church, Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico on June 5th Actual price: USD $22,500.
  13. Heritage Auctions Hell's Angel: Doug on June 5th Actual price: USD $22,500.
  14. Heritage Auctions Finland on June 5th Actual price: USD $21,250.
  15. Heritage Auctions Moebius L'Incal Noir Planche 25 (Humanoïdes Associés, 1991). on June 2nd Actual price: USD $21,250.
  16. Heritage Auctions Interior of Coal Miner's Home with Rocking Chair and Advertisements on Wall, West Virginia on June 5th Actual price: USD $20,000.
  17. Heritage Auctions Robert Crumb Weirdo n°15 Parodie de Publicité (Last Gasp, 1985). on June 2nd Actual price: USD $20,000.
  18. Heritage Auctions Poppy on June 5th Actual price: USD $18,750.
  19. Heritage Auctions Fish Market Near Birmingham, Alabama on June 5th Actual price: USD $18,750.
  20. Heritage Auctions Photographs Portfolio (twelve photographs) on June 5th Actual price: USD $18,750.
  21. Heritage Auctions Charles Schulz Peanuts Strip du 15 janvier 1957 (United Feature Syndicate, 1957). on June 2nd Actual price: USD $18,750.
  22. Heritage Auctions Jack Kamen Weird Science #9 Planche 1 (EC, 1951). on June 2nd Actual price: USD $18,750.
  23. Heritage Auctions Carrie in Sand (detail) on June 5th Actual price: USD $16,250.
  24. Heritage Auctions Peter Pan, Etude de personnage en peinture pour les ?Sirènes par Mary Blair (Walt Disney, 1953). on June 2nd Actual price: USD $16,250.
  25. Heritage Auctions Will Eisner The Spirit Planche 1 - 29 janvier 1950 (Register and Tribune Syndicate, 1950). on June 2nd Actual price: USD $16,250.

 

For the week ahead 33 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jun. 11th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 84 lots
Adams Amsterdam Auctions. Amsterdam. Fine Art 17th-20th Century - Prints, Photographs, Autographs. 182 lots
ALDE. Paris. Antiquarian and 19th Century Books - Natural History. 245 lots

Tue. Jun. 12th
Bonhams. New York. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 286 lots
Christies. London - King Street. South Asian Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints. 9 lots
Minerva Auctions Roma. Roma. Books, Autographs and Prints. 786 lots
Christies. London - King Street. Arts of India - Prints, Illustrations, Manuscripts. 155 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 6/6. 628 lots

Wed. Jun. 13th
ALDE. Paris. First Editions of the 19th and 20th Century. 290 lots
Il Ponte. Milan. Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs. 12 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 5/18. 1012 lots

Thu. Jun. 14th
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Cape Town. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 6/7 PREVIEW. 386 lots
Doyle New York. New York. Photographs. 184 lots
Aste Bolaffi. Milan. Rare Books and Autographs. 694 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books, Maps, Prints and Ephemera. 1344 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 153 lots
Christies. New York. The Portland Audubon. 1 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Books and Manuscripts. 205 lots
Christies. New York. Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts - Including Americana. 212 lots
Kestenbaum and Company. New York. Judaica - Books, Manuscripts, Letters. 414 lots
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs. 55 lots

Fri. Jun. 15th
Leland Little Auctions. Hillsborough, NC. A Single-Owner Collection of Cypriot History & Culture. 74 lots

Sat. Jun. 16th
Artcurial. Paris. Photography.
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. The Magic Collection of David Baldwin, Part II. 185 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Art - Prints.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Animation Art. 1144 lots
Leland Little Auctions. Hillsborough, NC. Important Summer Auction. 60 lots
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books.
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 180 lots

Sun. Jun. 17th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 5/20. 236 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 6/10.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 6/10.
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . Aguttes Neuilly 2 • ORIGIN (S) • WRITING IN THE MIDDLE AGES AND RENAISSANCE. 45 lots

Mike Stillman

RBH and AE

  • <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts Including Americana<br>November 6, 2019</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 6:</b> RATZER, Bernard. <i>Plan of the City of New York in North America, surveyed in the years 1766 & 1767.</i> London: Jefferys and Faden, “Jan.y” 12, 1776. $80,000 to $120,000
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 6:</b> [KELMSCOTT PRESS]. COCKERELL, Sydney C. <i>Some German Woodcuts of the Fifteenth Century.</i> Hammersmith: The Kelmscott Press, 1897 [issued 1898]. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 6:</b> [GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS]. KEATS, John. <i>Lamia, Isabella, the Eve of Saint Agnes and Other Poems.</i> Waltham Saint Lawrence, Berkshire: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1928. $6,000 to $8,000
    <center> <b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts Including Americana<br>November 6, 2019</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 6:</b> [GRANT, Ulysses S.— GRANT, Julia, First Lady]. Carved Applewood and 18-karat Gold Jewelry Suite, Browne & Spaulding, Jewelers, New York City, 1865. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 6:</b> [LINCOLN ASSASSINATION]. GARDNER, Alexander. <i>Incidents of the War |Sic Semper Sicariis</i> [caption title]. Washington, D. C.: Philip & Solomons, 1865. $5,000 to $7,000
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 6:</b> A COMPLETE COLLECTION of 115 titles published in R. R. Donnelley's Lakeside Classics series. Chicago, 1903-2017. COMPLETE RUN OF THE LONGEST-RUNNING CONTINUOUS SERIES OF BOOKS IN THE WORLD. $5,000 to $7,000
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts Including Americana<br>November 6, 2019</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 6:</b> GLEIZES, Albert. METZINGER, Jean. <i>Du Cubisme.</i> Paris, 1947. LIMITED EDITION, number 19 of 20 copies on papier d'Auvergne. $3,000 to $4,000
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 6:</b> [THE LITTLE REVIEW]. ANDERSON, Margaret, ed. POUND, Ezra, ed. HEAP, Jane, ed. <i>The Little Review.</i> Vol. I, No. 1 through Vol. XII, No. 2. 1914-1929. $3,000 to $4,000
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 6:</b> [MOUNTENEY, Leonard, binder]. LOUŸS, Pierre. <i>Songs of Bilitis.</i> Chicago: Argus Books, 1931. $2,000 to $3,000
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 6:</b> [HANCOCK, John]. Partly-printed U.S. Loan-Office Transfer Certificate issued on behalf of Hancock. Sgn’d on recto by William Imlay, as Commissioner of Loans of Connecticut. 28 February 1793. $2,000 to $3,000
  • <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> SMITH, CHRISTOPHER WEBB. 1793-1871. <i>Indian Ornithology.</i> [Patna, India]: 1828. $50,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> DUPRÉ, LOUIS. 1789-1837. <i>Voyage à Athènes et à Constantinople, ou Collection de portraits, vues et costumes grecs et ottomans.</i> Paris: Dondey-Dupré, 1825. $60,000 to $90,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> ADAMS, JOHN. Autograph Letter Signed ("J Adams"), [to Dr. Perkins?] while recovering from his small pox inoculation, [late-April, 1764]. $30,000 to $50,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> AUSTEN, JANE. Autograph Letter Signed ("J. Austen"), to her sister Cassandra, 4 pp, "Thursday – after dinner," [September 16, 1813,] Henrietta St. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES. 1785-1851. <i>The Birds of America, from Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories.</i> New York & Philadelphia: J.J. Audubon & J.B. Chevalier, 1840-1844. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> DODWELL, EDWARD. 1767-1832. <i>Views in Greece.</i> London: Rodwell and Martin, 1821. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> JAMES, JESSE. Autograph Letter Signed ("Jesse W. James"), to Mr. Flood demanding Flood retract spurious accusations, 3 pp, June 5, 1875. $200,000 to $300,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> DE CORDOBA, JACOB. <i>Map of the State of Texas.</i> New York, 1866. $15,000 to $20,000
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> ARNOLD, BENEDICT. Autograph bookseller's receipt for Dr. John Dickinson, Signed ("B. Arnold"), February 1767. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> EINSTEIN, ALBERT. 4 Typed Letters Signed ("A Einstein") to Cleveland E. Dodge offering early reports on the meetings of the Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> EISENHOWER, DWIGHT D. Typed Letter Signed ("Dwight D. Eisenhower") to General Henri Giraud written from a secret bunker in Gibraltar on the eve of Operation Torch, November 4 [but 6], 1942. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> Early Broadside Printing of the GADSDEN PURCHASE, Puebla, August 16, 1854. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> ALLEN, ETHAN. Autograph Letter Signed to Crevecouer during the Constitutional Debates in Congress, 2 pp, August 29, 1787. $30,000 to $50,000.
  • <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Library of a Midwestern Collector<br>November 5, 2019</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 5:</b> DARWIN, Charles. <i>On the Origin of Species.</i> London John Murray, 1859. FIRST EDITION. THE VERY FINE MELLON-GARDEN COPY. $120,000 to $180,000
    <b>Hindman Auctions Auctioneers, Nov. 5:</b> ECKERT, J. P, H. H. GOLDSTINE, and J. G. BRAINERD. <i>Description of the ENIAC and comments on electronic digital computing machines.</i> N.p., 1945. FIRST EDITION, INSCRIBED BY GOLDSTINE. $5,000 to $7,000
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 5:</b> EUCLID. <i>Elementa geometriae.</i> Translated from the Arabic by Adelard of Bath. Venice: Erhard Ratdolt, 25 May 1482. FIRST EDITION. $60,000 to $80,000
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Library of a Midwestern Collector<br>November 5, 2019</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 5:</b> [HAMILTON, Alexander, James MADISON and John JAY]. <i>The Federalist: A Collection of Essays…</i> New York: John and Andrew M'Lean, 1788. FIRST EDITION. $60,000 to $80,000
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 5:</b> GALILEI, Galileo. <i>Dialogo...Dove ne i congressi di quattro giornate si discorre sopra i due massimi sistemi del mondo Tolemaico, e Copernicano.</i> Florence, 1632. FIRST EDITION. $30,000 to $40,000
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 5:</b> JOYCE, James. <i>Ulysses.</i> Paris: Shakespeare and Company, 1922. FIRST EDITION, ONE OF 100 COPIES SIGNED BY JOYCE. $120,000 to $180,000
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Library of a Midwestern Collector<br>November 5, 2019</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 5:</b> KEYNES, John Maynard. <i>The General Theory of Employment Interest and Money.</i> London: Macmillan, 1936. FIRST EDITION. $5,000 to $7,000
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 5:</b> NEWTON, Isaac, Sir. <i>Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica.</i> London: Joseph Streater for the Royal Society, 1687. FIRST EDITION. $150,000 to $250,000
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 5:</b> ROWLING, J. K. <i>Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.</i> London: Bloomsbury, 1997. FIRST EDITION, SIGNED BY ROWLING. $80,000 to $120,000
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 5:</b> SMITH, Adam. <i>An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.</i> London: for W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1776. FIRST EDITION. $70,000 to $90,000
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 24:</b> Sir Isaac Newton, <i>Opticks,</i> first edition, first issue, London, 1704. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 24:</b> Johannes Jacobus Canis, <i>De modo studendi in utroque iure,</i> first edition, Padua, 1476. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 24:</b> Pope Clemens V, <i>Constitutiones,</i> Nuremberg, 1482. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 24:</b> Nicolaus Panormitanus de Tudeschis, <i>Lectura super V libris Decretalium,</i> Basel, 1480-81. $5,000 to $7,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 24:</b> Michael Faraday, <i>Experimental Researches in Electricity,</i> complete set, first editions, London, 1832-56. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 24:</b> William Gilbert, <i>Tractatus sive physiologia nova de magnete,</i> Sedini, 1628. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 24:</b> John Bulwer, <i>Philocophus,</i> first edition of the first book in English on the deaf, London, 1648. $1,000 to $2,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 24:</b> James Cook, complete set, 9 volumes, London, 1773-84. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 24:</b> Nicolaus Bertrand, <i>Opus de Tholosano[rum] Gestis ab Urbe Condita,</i> with the earliest known view of the city of Toulouse, 1515. $2,000 to $3,000.