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Rare Book Hub: 31 Auctions Archived, another 15 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 30 June 2018, 31 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 11 denominated in euros, 4 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 15 in US dollars.  Turnover was $12,184,813 as 9,914 lots were offered and 7,102 lots sold for a 72% success rate.

 

The doldrums are upon us.

 

 3 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 


Aguttes4 * Free Arts * Works and Correspondence on June 18th: $2,658,971 
BonhamsPrints and Multiples on June 26th: $1,658,085 
Forum AuctionsEditions and Works on Paper on June 26th: $1,450,235 

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

Dorotheum Books and Decorative Prints on June 27th: 140.51% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsCHILDREN'S & ILLUSTRATED BOOKS, MODERN FIRST EDITIONS, PRIVATE PRESS, TOYS & GAMES, ORIGINAL ILLUSTR on June 21st: 136.99% 
Aguttes4 * Free Arts * Works and Correspondence on June 18th: 109.28% 
ALDEAutographs, Letters and Manuscripts on June 26th: 100.27% 


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

Forum Auctions in ItalyNO RESERVE Online Sale: General Antiquarian Books & 20th Century First editions and Works on Paper on June 26th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 6/17 on June 24th: 98.86% 
William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsSummer Quarterly Auction - Prints on June 26th: 97.78% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 6/19 on June 26th: 97.47% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 6/17 on June 24th: 96.46% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 5/27 on June 24th: 95.96% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on June 23rd: 95.06% 
North American Auction CompanyMontana’s Best Early Western & Antique Auction on June 2nd: 91.45% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsCHILDREN'S & ILLUSTRATED BOOKS, MODERN FIRST EDITIONS, PRIVATE PRESS, TOYS & GAMES, ORIGINAL ILLUSTR on June 21st: 90.98% 
Cowans AuctionsAmerican History: Live Salesroom Auction on June 22nd: 84.86% 
Dorotheum Books and Decorative Prints on June 27th: 83.27% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on June 26th: 80.00% 


31 total sales reported this week: 

PBA GalleriesArt & Illustration, with Asian & Asian-American Material on June 28th: 50.55% 
RR AuctionThe Significant Letter Collection of Victor Niederhoffer - Internet bidstart 6/22 on June 28th: 62.88% 
Nosbüsch & StuckeRare Books - Day 2 on June 23rd: 62.16% 
Nosbüsch & StuckeRare Books on June 22nd: 49.43% 
Dorotheum Books and Decorative Prints on June 27th: 83.27% 
North American Auction CompanyMontana’s Best Early Western & Antique Auction on June 2nd: 91.45% 
Forum AuctionsArtsy: Modern Icons on June 27th: 38.46% 
Morton SubastasAuction of Ancient and Contemporary Books from the Collection of a Bibliophile on June 27th: 53.28% 
William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsSummer Quarterly Auction - Prints on June 26th: 97.78% 
Forum Auctions in ItalyNO RESERVE Online Sale: General Antiquarian Books & 20th Century First editions and Works on Paper on June 26th: 100.00% 
ALDEAutographs, Letters and Manuscripts on June 26th: 50.40% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 6/19 on June 26th: 97.47% 
Forum AuctionsEditions and Works on Paper on June 26th: 60.24% 
Cowans AuctionsAmerican History: Live Salesroom Auction on June 22nd: 84.86% 
BonhamsPrints and Multiples on June 26th: 68.29% 
University ArchivesFabulous Autographs, Rare Books and Relics on June 20th: 75.19% 
Winter AssociatesAmericana, Nautical, ... Prints and Books on June 25th: 70.83% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on June 26th: 80.00% 
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbHModern Contemporary Art, Modern Photography on June 22nd: 44.08% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 5/27 on June 24th: 95.96% 
Galerie BassengePhotography on June 6th: 57.63% 
SkinnerFine Books and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 5/31 on June 8th: 63.05% 
RR AuctionSports - Internet Bidstart 6/14 on June 21st: 62.84% 
EldredsFine and Decorative Arts - Prints, Books, etc. on June 22nd: 65.63% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsCHILDREN'S & ILLUSTRATED BOOKS, MODERN FIRST EDITIONS, PRIVATE PRESS, TOYS & GAMES, ORIGINAL ILLUSTR on June 21st: 90.98% 
Aguttes8 • MUSIC • FROM LULLY TO STRAVINSKY BY AGUTTES on June 20th: 68.18% 
Aguttes6 • LITERATURE • WRITERS & POETS OF XIX TH -XX TH BY AGUTTES on June 19th: 45.69% 
Aguttes4 * Free Arts * Works and Correspondence on June 18th: 56.97% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 6/17 on June 24th: 98.86% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 6/17 on June 24th: 96.46% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on June 23rd: 95.06% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Aguttes L.A.S. illustrée de on June 18th Actual price: USD $618,280.
  2. Aguttes L.A.S. «Vincent», Arles 22 janvier 1889, à Arnold KONING on June 18th Actual price: USD $392,080.
  3. Aguttes Jazz, Paris, Tériade, 1947 154 pages on June 18th Actual price: USD $337,169.
  4. Nosbüsch & Stucke Ungemein wichtiger Teilnachlass mit einer umfangreichen Sammlung von Vorlesungsmitschriften, Exzerpten, Vorarbeiten zu ihrer Dissertation und Briefen sowie ein Ordner mit 17 meist handschriftlichen Briefen auf 55 Seiten an ihre Schulfreundin Ingeborg Frey on June 23rd Actual price: USD $191,516.
  5. Aguttes Chronique des Temps héroïques on June 18th Actual price: USD $150,800.
  6. Aguttes L.A.S. avec AQUARELLE originale, Bellevue 1880, à une dame on June 18th Actual price: USD $143,260.
  7. Bonhams Balloon Girl on June 26th Actual price: USD $115,500.
  8. Skinner Signed Carte-de-visite. on June 8th Actual price: USD $110,700.
  9. Aguttes Têtes de deux jeunes femmes de profil on June 18th Actual price: USD $90,480.
  10. Bonhams Pichet à glace on June 26th Actual price: USD $79,200.
  11. Forum Auctions Who Cares Wins on June 26th Actual price: USD $62,700.
  12. Bonhams Men in the Cities on June 26th Actual price: USD $57,750.
  13. Forum Auctions Barcode on June 26th Actual price: USD $57,750.
  14. Bonhams Jose Delgado, La Tauromaquia, Ediciones de la Cometa, Barcelona, 1959 on June 26th Actual price: USD $52,800.
  15. Forum Auctions Nola (White Rain) on June 26th Actual price: USD $52,800.
  16. Forum Auctions Twenty Minutes on June 26th Actual price: USD $52,800.
  17. Forum Auctions Girl with Balloon on June 26th Actual price: USD $49,500.
  18. Skinner Norman's Chart of the Lower Mississippi River. on June 8th Actual price: USD $49,200.
  19. Bonhams Mickey (small) on June 26th Actual price: USD $46,200.
  20. Galerie Bassenge Views of buildings illuminated for 'Berlin im L... on June 6th Actual price: USD $43,173.
  21. Bonhams Rainbow Rhythm on June 26th Actual price: USD $39,600.
  22. Forum Auctions Six Piccadillies (Dobke 117-123) on June 26th Actual price: USD $39,600.
  23. Aguttes Portrait d'Iris CLERT on June 18th Actual price: USD $39,208.
  24. Aguttes À toute épreuve, Paris, ÉditionsSurréalistes, 1930 on June 19th Actual price: USD $38,115.
  25. Bonhams No Ball Games (Green) on June 26th Actual price: USD $37,950.

 

For the week ahead 15 auctions are scheduled


Mon. Jul. 2nd
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. Historic Photography: Timed Auction - Internet bidstart 6/21. 235 lots
Gonnelli Casa DAste. Firenze. Books and Graphics. 454 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 90 lots

Tue. Jul. 3rd
Sothebys. London. Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts and Continental and Russian Books. 188 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 6/26. 287 lots
Gonnelli Casa DAste. Firenze. Books and Graphics - Day 2. 495 lots

Wed. Jul. 4th
Bonhams. London. Prints and Multiples. 280 lots
Aste Bolaffi. Milan. Maritime. 80 lots
Gonnelli Casa DAste. Firenze. Books and Graphics - Day 3. 460 lots

Fri. Jul. 6th
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . POSTAL HISTORY • WAR OF 1870-1871. 185 lots

Sat. Jul. 7th
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs.

Sun. Jul. 8th
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. 19th Century Spirit.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 6/10. 153 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/1.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 7/1.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

 

  • <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> MACHIAVELLI, Niccolò. <i>Nicholas Machiavel's Prince. Also, The life of Castruccio Castracani of Lucca…</i> Translated by Edward Dacres. London, 1640. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> FILSON, John. <i>The Discovery, Settlement and present State of Kentucke: and An Essay towards the Topography, and Natural History of that important Country…</i> Wilmington, Del.: James Adams, 1784. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> ELUARD, Paul. <i>Un poeme dans chaque livre.</i> Paris: Louis Broder, 1956. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> LEWIS, James Otto. [<i>Aboriginal Port Folio.</i> Philadelphia: Published by the Author, 1835-1836]. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> [ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS]. BOOK OF HOURS, use of Rome, in Latin. [Southern Netherlands (Ghent or Bruges), c.1460]. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> MORE, Thomas, Sir. <i>The Workes ... wrytten by him in the Englysh tongue.</i> Edited by William Rastell. London, 1557. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> [KELMSCOTT PRESS]. MORRIS, William. <i>Love is Enough.</i> Hammersmith: The Kelmscott Press, 1897. $5,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> LINCOLN, Abraham. Autograph endorsement signed as President (“A. Lincoln”), 24 February 1863. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> WASHINGTON, George. Address panel with autograph free frank signed ("G:o Washington"), as Commander in Chief of the Continental Army, 5 August 1777. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> GOREY, Edward. <i>The Beastly Baby.</i> N.p.: The Fantod Press, 1962. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> FROST, Robert. Photographic reproduction signed and inscribed ("Robert Frost”), to R.V. Thornton, 1955. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> GOREY, Edward. <i>The Bug Book.</i> New York: Looking Glass Library, 1959. $500 to $700.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Book of Hours with Illuminated Miniatures, France, mid-15th century. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Conradus de Alemania [Halberstadt the Elder], <i>Concordantiae Bibliorum,</i> Strassburg, 1474. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Christopher Marlowe, <i>The Jew of Malta,</i> London, 1633. Earliest extant edition of this antiauthoritarian Elizabethan play. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b><br>Sir Isaac Newton, <i>The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy,</i> first edition in English, 2 volumes, London, 1729. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> John Rae, <i>Narrative of an Expedition to the Shores of the Arctic Sea in 1846 and 1847,</i> first edition, London, 1850. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Philip Pittman, <i>The Present State of the European Settlements on the Mississippi…,</i> first edition, London, 1770. $10,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Cyanotype of an anatomy class at Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1895. $300 to $400.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Equine veterinary formulary, manuscript on paper, East Earl, Pennsylvania, circa 1860. $400 to $600.
  • <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> REGAMEY, Felix (1844-1906). Unique drawing showing Verlaine and Rimbaud in London, September 1872. €70,000 to 100,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> LABORDE, Alexandre de (1773-1842). <i>Voyage pittoresque et historique de l’Espagne.</i> Paris : 1806-1820. €20,000 to 30,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> BOCCACE, Jean (1313-1375). <i>Il Decamerone…</i> Venise : Gabriele Giolito di Ferrari, 1542.<br>€ 12,000 to 15,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> LAMBERT, Yvon (1936). Full collection of writings from <i>Une rêverie émanée de mes loisirs.</i> Paris : 1992 - 2018. €50,000 to 70,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> JOUVE, Paul (1878-1973) -- KIPLING, Rudyard (1865-1936). <i>La Chasse de Kaa.</i> Paris : Javal & Bourdeaux, 1930. €2,000 to 3,000