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Rare Book Hub: 20 Auctions Archived, another 30 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 7 July 2018 20 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 2 in Swiss francs, 8 in euros, 2 in British pounds, and 8 in US dollars.  Turnover was $7,939,650 as 7,127 lots were offered and 5,179 sold for a 73% success rate.  It’s July; trade wars are brewing, and the auction market for rare books, manuscripts, maps and ephemera is holding its own!

 

3 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

SothebysMedieval and Renaissance Manuscripts and Continental and Russian Books on July 3rd: $2,284,948 
Heritage AuctionsHKINF World Currency Signature Auction on June 29th: $1,329,924 
Koller AuctionsPrints and Multiples on June 30th: $1,071,814 


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

Bruun RasmussenPrints on July 3rd: 476.01% 
Goldberg Coins and CollectiblesCollectibles, Space Memorabilia on July 1st: 116.18% 
Koller AuctionsPrints and Multiples on June 30th: 112.52% 
OSENATHistorical Books on June 30th: 105.53% 
OSENATThe Empire, Historical Memories on July 1st: 100.49% 


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

Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 6/24 on July 1st: 99.50% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 6/26 on July 3rd: 99.30% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 6/24 on July 1st: 98.88% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on June 30th: 97.26% 
Cowans AuctionsHistoric Photography: Timed Auction - Internet bidstart 6/21 on July 2nd: 92.77% 
Heritage AuctionsHKINF World Currency Signature Auction on June 29th: 92.58% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 6/3 on July 1st: 89.00% 
Goldberg Coins and CollectiblesCollectibles, Space Memorabilia on July 1st: 87.52% 


Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys The Breviary of Marie (1344-1404), Duchess of Bar, Daughter of Bonne of Luxembourg and King John II (the Good) of France, Franciscan Use, in Latin with a few rubrics in French on July 3rd Actual price: USD $805,200.
  2. Sothebys John Chrysostom, Homilies on Matthew’s Gospel, in Greek on July 3rd Actual price: USD $330,000.
  3. Koller Auctions Dominique. 1988. on June 30th Actual price: USD $170,185.
  4. Sothebys Bible, with prologues and interpretations of Hebrew Names, in Latin on July 3rd Actual price: USD $107,250.
  5. Koller Auctions Femme au corsage à fleurs. 1958. on June 30th Actual price: USD $103,525.
  6. Gonnelli Casa DAste Voyage dans l'Amérique septentrionale, ou description des pays arrosés par le Mississipi, L'Ohio, le Missouri et autres rivières affluentes [...] Avec un atlas de 36 cartes, plans, vues et figures [...]. Tome premier (-second). on July 2nd Actual price: USD $95,063.
  7. Sothebys LIBER CHRONICARUM. on July 3rd Actual price: USD $85,800.
  8. Heritage Auctions China Central Bank of China 1 Yuan 1936 Pick 209. on June 29th Actual price: USD $84,000.
  9. OSENAT Unique et important portefeuille herbier aux grandes armes impériales probablement utilisé par l’Impératrice Joséphine à la Malmaison. on July 1st Actual price: USD $81,900.
  10. Sothebys Prayerbook with Sequences and Hymns, in Dutch with some Latin rubrics on July 3rd Actual price: USD $79,200.
  11. Sothebys Bible, with prologues and Interpretations of Hebrew Names, in Latin on July 3rd Actual price: USD $74,250.
  12. Sothebys Compilation of pastoral works by Guido de Monte Roquiero, Jean Gerson, and others, in Latin and French on July 3rd Actual price: USD $66,000.
  13. Koller Auctions From: Growing. 1988. on June 30th Actual price: USD $58,681.
  14. Koller Auctions Jacqueline de profil (Buste de femme au corsage blanc). 1958. on June 30th Actual price: USD $55,045.
  15. Koller Auctions Statue of Liberty. 1986. on June 30th Actual price: USD $53,833.
  16. Koller Auctions Françoise. 1946. on June 30th Actual price: USD $52,621.
  17. Koller Auctions Pop Shop I-IV. 1988. on June 30th Actual price: USD $51,409.
  18. Sothebys Book of Hours, Use of Rouen, in Latin and French on July 3rd Actual price: USD $49,500.
  19. Sothebys Book of Hours, Use of Rome, in Latin on July 3rd Actual price: USD $49,500.
  20. Heritage Auctions China Peoples Bank of China 10 Yuan 1953 Pick 870. on June 29th Actual price: USD $48,000.
  21. Heritage Auctions China Empire Yuan Dynasty 2 Kuan 1335-40 Pick UNL S/M#C167-1. on June 29th Actual price: USD $43,200.
  22. Sothebys CLEONIDES, HARMONICUM INTRODUCTORIUM [TRANSLATED BY GEORGIUS VALLA]; VITRUVIUS, DE ARCHITECTURA; ANGELUS POLITIANUS, PANEPISTEMON; LAMIA (PRAELECTIO IN PRIORA ARISTOTELIS ANALYTICA); FRONTINUS, DE AQUAEDUCTIBUS. on July 3rd Actual price: USD $42,900.
  23. Sothebys Book of Hours, Use of Utrecht, in Dutch with some Latin rubrics on July 3rd Actual price: USD $42,900.
  24. Sothebys SINGLE LEAF FROM A BLOCK BOOK [SCHREIBER'S EDITION III]. on July 3rd Actual price: USD $41,250.
  25. Bonhams The Plough on July 4th Actual price: USD $39,600.



20 total sales reported this week:

Goldberg Coins and Collectibles. Collectibles, Space Memorabilia on July 1st: 87.52%
Cowans Auctions. Historic Photography: Timed Auction - Internet bidstart 6/21 on July 2nd: 92.77%
Koller Auctions. Photography on June 28th: 46.39%
Koller Auctions. Prints and Multiples on June 30th: 77.60%
OSENAT. Historical Books on June 30th: 64.79%
Bonhams. Prints and Multiples on July 4th: 60.00%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on July 3rd: 67.78%
OSENAT. The Empire, Historical Memories on July 1st: 45.45%
Sothebys. Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts and Continental and Russian Books on July 3rd: 55.32%
Aste Bolaffi. Maritime on July 4th: 37.50%
Gonnelli Casa DAste. Books and Graphics - Day 3 on July 4th: 46.30%
Gonnelli Casa DAste. Books and Graphics - Day 2 on July 3rd: 58.38%
Gonnelli Casa DAste. Books and Graphics on July 2nd: 69.82%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 6/26 on July 3rd: 99.30%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 6/24 on July 1st: 98.88%
Soler Y Llach. Books, Maps and Manuscripts on June 28th: 35.94%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on June 30th: 97.26%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 6/24 on July 1st: 99.50%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 6/3 on July 1st: 89.00%
Heritage Auctions. HKINF World Currency Signature Auction on June 29th: 92.58%

 

 

For the week ahead 30 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jul. 9th
Sothebys. London. English Literature, History, Children's Books & Illustrations. 319 lots
Moreshet Auctions. Jerusalem. Books and Manuscripts. 238 lots

Tue. Jul. 10th
Tooveys. West Sussex. Postcards, Cigarette Cards; Photographs, Autographs, Printed & Manuscript Ephemera. 138 lots
Forum Auctions. London. The Rothamsted Collection, Day 1: Rarities from the Lawes Agricultural Library. 258 lots
Sothebys. London. The Library of an English Bibliophile. 247 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 7/3. 381 lots
Freemans. Philadelphia. Collector's Sale: Ocean Liner Memorabilia. 51 lots
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Judaica: Books, Manuscripts, Letters, Objects. 452 lots

Wed. Jul. 11th
Christies. London - King Street. Valuable Books and Manuscripts. 392 lots
Forum Auctions. London. The Rothamsted Collection, Day 2: Rarities from the Lawes Agricultural Library. 557 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs & Artifacts featuring The Founding Fathers - Internet Bidstart 6/29. 1071 lots
Trafford Books. Manchester. Books. 199 lots
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . Fine Art Prints, Movie Posters. 129 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Prints, Posters, Signs. 94 lots

Thu. Jul. 12th
Brunk Auctions. Asheville, NC . Premier Catalogue Auction - Prints, Books. 47 lots
Chiswick Auctions. London. Autographs & Memorabilia. 235 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Literature and Fine Books. 703 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. 225 lots
Chiswick Auctions. London. The Library of Giancarlo Beltrame Part III and other Fine & Antiquarian Books. 362 lots

Fri. Jul. 13th
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Lancaster. Books. 465 lots
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH. Berlin-Schoneberg. Rare Books, Decorative Prints, Historical Photographs. 1152 lots
Bonhams. Chichester. Automobilia - Books and Prints. 32 lots

Sat. Jul. 14th
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Summer Estates Auction. 25 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Art - Prints. 148 lots
Case Antiques, Inc.. Knoxville. Historic Summer Fine Art and Antiques Auction. 123 lots

Sun. Jul. 15th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 6/174. 174 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/8.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 7/8.
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Fine Art, Jewelry, Asian Auction - Prints, Books. 49 lots
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Summer Estates Auction - Books, Prints. 41 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b><center>Sotheby’s<br>James Bond: A Collection of<br>Books and Manuscripts<br>The Property of a Gentleman<br>11 November 2020<br>London</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, Nov. 11:</b> FLEMING | <i>Casino Royale,</i> 1953, first edition, presentation copy. £50,000 to £70,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Nov. 11:</b> FLEMING | <i>Live and Let Die,</i> 1954, first edition, presentation copy inscribed to Winston Churchill. £50,000 to £70,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Nov. 11:</b> FLEMING | <i>Moonraker,</i> 1955, first edition, presentation copy inscribed to Raymond Chandler. £70,000 to £100,000.
    <b><center>Sotheby’s<br>James Bond: A Collection of<br>Books and Manuscripts<br>The Property of a Gentleman<br>11 November 2020<br>London</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, Nov. 11:</b> FLEMING | Diamonds are Forever, [1955-56], the final revised typescript. £80,000 to £120,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Nov. 11:</b> FLEMING | <i>The Spy Who Loved Me,</i> 1962, first edition, presentation copy to Robert Kennedy. £35,000 to £50,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Nov. 11:</b> FLEMING | <i>From Russia, With Love,</i> 1957, first edition. £2,000 to £3,000
  • <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 Nov 17:</b> Jane Austen, <i>Pride & Prejudice,</i> 3 volumes, first edition, London, 1813. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> John Hancock, Uncommon Privateer Commission, signed as President of Continental Congress, 1777. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> Frank Lloyd Wright, photograph signed & inscribed. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> Abraham Lincoln, document signed conscripting troops for first national draft in U.S., 1863. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> Jane Austen, <i>Sense & Sensibility,</i> 3 volumes, first edition, London, 1811. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> Charles Dickens, <i>American Notes for General Circulation,</i> first edition, inscribed to Richard Henry Dana, Jr., London, 1842. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> John Maynard Keynes, <i>The General Theory of Employment, Interest & Money,</i> first edition, London, 1936. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> Alexandre Raymond, <i>L’Art Islamique en Orient,</i> 2 volumes, first editions, Péra-Constantinople, 1922-24. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> Igor Stravinsky, autograph musical quotation signed, 3 bars from <i>Perséphone,</i> 1936. $1,500 to $2,500.
  • <b>Skinner, Nov. 2 – 12:</b> Laurie, Richard Holmes (1777-1858). <i>Fredonia or the United States of North-America</i> (Lot 1324, Estimate: $8,000-12,000)
    <b>Skinner, Nov. 2 – 12:</b> Stieglitz, Alfred (1864-1946). Edward Steichen's Personal Set of <i>Camera Work, Vol. 1-50</i> (Lot 1073, Estimate: $250,000-350,000)
    <b>Skinner, Nov. 2 – 12:</b> Austen, Jane (1775-1817). Rare Set of Five First Edition Works (Lot 1112, Estimate: $20,000-30,000)
    <center><b>Skinner: Fine Books & Manuscripts<br>November 2 – 12, 2020</b>
    <b>Skinner, Nov. 2 – 12:</b> Whitney, Josiah (1819-1896). <i>The Yosemite Book</i> (Lot 1083, Estimate: $6,000-8,000)
    <b>Skinner, Nov. 2 – 12:</b> Clemens, Samuel L., Theodore Roosevelt, et al. <i>Liber Scriptorum. The First Book of the Authors Club</i> (Lot 1123, Estimate: $3,000-5,000)
    <b>Skinner, Nov. 2 – 12:</b> Leonard, Herman LeRoy Williams (c. 1814-1872). <i>Oregon Territory</i> (Lot 1275, Estimate: $3,000-4,000)
    <center><b>Skinner: Fine Books & Manuscripts<br>November 2 – 12, 2020</b>
    <b>Skinner, Nov. 2 – 12:</b> King, Martin Luther, Jr. (1929-1968). Typed Letter Signed, 12 January, 1959 (Lot 1233, Estimate: $2,000-4,000)
    <b>Skinner, Nov. 2 – 12:</b> <i>Recens Edita totius Novi Belgii, in American Septentrionali,</i> Conrad Lotter, mid-18th century (Lot 1325, Estimate: $2,000-3,000)
    <b>Skinner, Nov. 2 – 12:</b> Hoppe, Emile Otto (1878-1972). <i>Deutsche Arbeit Bilder Vom Wiederaufstieg Deutschlands</i> (Lot 1041, Estimate: $500-700)
    <center><b>Skinner: Fine Books & Manuscripts<br>November 2 – 12, 2020</b>
    <b>Skinner, Nov. 2 – 12:</b> Audubon, John James (1785-1851). Capra Americana, Rocky Mountain Goat, Plate CXXVIII (Lot 1308, Estimate: $600-800)
    <b>Skinner, Nov. 2 – 12:</b> Manuscript Book of Returns from the 8th Massachusetts Regiment of Foot, 1779-1781 (Lot 1208, Estimate: $3,000-5,000)
    <b>Skinner, Nov. 2 – 12:</b> <i>Die Flache.</i> Vienna: Anton Schroll [1910] (Lot 1410, Estimate: $800-1,200)
    <center><b>Skinner: Fine Books & Manuscripts<br>November 2 – 12, 2020</b>
  • <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