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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>Doyle<br>Rare Books, Autographs & Maps<br>September 23, 2021</b>
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 20. ADAMS, JOHN QUINCY. Letter to the editors of the Boston Atlas on slavery and its political ramifications, 1842. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 208. HEMINGWAY, ERNEST. <i>A Farewell To Arms.</i> New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929. First edition. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 237. ADDAMS, CHARLES. Original drawing "Now Remember-act casual." $5,000 to $7,000.
    <b><center>Doyle<br>Rare Books, Autographs & Maps<br>September 23, 2021</b>
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 4. SMITH, ADAM. <i>An inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nations.</i> Philadelphia, 1789. The first American edition. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 131. BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VON. <i>Cinquieme Sinfonie en ut mineur: C Moll de Louis Van Beethoven. Oeuvre 67.</i> First edition of the complete score. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 73. Chinese Export Painting. Album of twenty-three original Chinese natural history studies of flowers and insects. Likely Canton: circa 1850. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b><center>Doyle<br>Rare Books, Autographs & Maps<br>September 23, 2021</b>
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 241. GOREY, EDWARD. Original drawing "Cat Drawing Wallpaper." Signed in Pencil in lower right margin. $2,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 36. LINCOLN, ABRAHAM. Autograph note signed instructing Edwin Stanton to meet with the important African American abolitionist and officer Martin Delany. [Washington:] 21 February 1865. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 112. JONSON, BEN. <i>Workes</i>. London: William Stansby, 1616; Together with <i>Workes.</i> London: Richard Meighen,1640-41. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 161. STURGIS, LEE. <i>Salmon Fishing on Cain River, New Brunswick.</i> (Chicago:) Privately printed (for the author by Ralph Fletcher Seymour), 1919. First edition. $3,000 to $5,000.
  • <center><b>iGavel Auctions<br>Antiquarian and Other Books<br>September 14 – October 12</b>
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> Athanasius. <i>Illustrium Virorum Opuscula,</i> Paris, 1500. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> <i>The New Testament of Jesus Christ, Translated Faithfully into English,</i> Rheims, John Fogny, 1582. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> Stith, William. <i>The First History of Virginia printed in America,</i> [Williamsburg, 1747]. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <center><b>iGavel Auctions<br>Antiquarian and Other Books<br>September 14 – October 12</b>
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b><br>S. Bonaventure. <i>Commentarius in Secundum Librum Sententiarum Petri Lombardi,</i> Venice, 1477. $2,000 to $4,000.
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> Juvenalis, Junii. <i>Satyrae,</i> with the commentary of Domitius Calderinus, Venice, 1475. $2,000 to $4,000.
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> Horatius Flaccus, Quintus. <i>Opera.</i> Ed. with commentary of Christophorus Landinus, Florence, 1482. $2,000 to $4,000.
    <center><b>iGavel Auctions<br>Antiquarian and Other Books<br>September 14 – October 12</b>
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> Scotus, Duns. <i>Quaestiones in Quattuor Libros Sententiarum,</i> 1476-1477. $2,000 to $4,000.
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> Polidori, John. <i>The Vampyre, A Tale,</i> Paris, 1819. $1,000 to $2,000.
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> Stowe, Harriet Beecher. <i>Uncle Tom's Cabin,</i> Vol. I and II, 1852, and a Later Edition, 1885. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <center><b>iGavel Auctions<br>Antiquarian and Other Books<br>September 14 – October 12</b>
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> Twain, Mark. <i>The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,</i> 1877 [and] <i>The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,</i> 1885. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> Book of Hours, Illuminated Vellum, Calendar of Months, 15th century. $600 to $900.
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> <i>Picturesque,</i> America, Europe, Palestine, and Russia, 1872-1885. $400 to $600.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> C.F. Payne, <i>Micawber—Imitating Norman Rockwell's "Triple self-portrait,"</i> acrylic, watercolor & colored pencil, 2002. Sold June 2021 for $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Jane Russell, archive of letters written during a whaling voyage, 1840s. Sold July 2021 for $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Guild of Women Binders, exhibition binding of A.F. Pollard’s <i>Henry VIII,</i> London, 1902. Sold July 2021 for $12,350.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Robert Frost, <i>Collected Poems,</i> author’s presentation copy, signed, with entirety of <i>Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening</i> inscribed, NY, 1930. Sold June 2021 for $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> James Joyce, <i>Ulysses,</i> deluxe limited issue, signed, London, 1936. Sold June 2021 for $21,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Mercator [family], <i>[World and Continents],</i> 5 double-page maps, Amsterdam, c. 1633. Sold June 2021 for $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> George Schlegel, <i>New York, Taken from Central Park,</i> hand-finished color-tinted lithograph, 1874. Sold June 2021 for $11,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Nicolaus Copernicus, <i>De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium,</i> second edition, Basel, 1566. Sold April 2021 for $75,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Book of Hours, Use of Utrecht, illuminated manuscript, c. 1435-45. Sold April 2021 for $60,000.
  • <b><center>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>& Works on Paper<br>30th September 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Bible, English. The Holy Bible, Second Folio edition, the "Great She Bible", engraved More-Speed 1611 map of Canaan, Robert Barker, 1613-11. £7,000 to £10,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Galilei (Galileo). <i>Opere,</i> 2 vol., first collected edition, Bologna, Heirs of Dozza for Carlo Manolessi, 1656-1655. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Venetian choirbook.- Single leaf from a 13th century Venetian antiphonal, with large decorated initial, manuscript on vellum, Venice, [c.1260]. £6,000 to £8,000.
    <b><center>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>& Works on Paper<br>30th September 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Petrarca (Francesco). <i>Rerum vulrgarium fragmenta,</i> decorated manuscript on paper, Italy, [second half of the 15th century]. £8,000 to £12,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> New York School of abstract expressionists.- Abbott (Mary Lee). [Sketch book of original artwork], [New York], 1945. £5,000 to £7,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Contemporary colouring.- Nitzschewitz (Hermannus). <i>Novum beatae Mariaevirginis psalterium,</i> Zinna, Press of the Cistercian Monastery, 1493. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b><center>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>& Works on Paper<br>30th September 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Shakespeare source book.- Montemayor (Jorge de). Diana of George of Montemayor: translated out of Spanish into English by Bartholomew Yong, first edition in English, B[ishop]., 1598. £6,000 to £8,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Milton (John). Poems of Mr. John Milton, Both English and Latin, Compos'd at several times, first edition, state with "S" in "S. Pauls" in imprint, 1645. £12,000 to £18,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Greene (Graham). <i>The Power and the Glory,</i> first edition, 1940. £6,000 to £8,000.
    <b><center>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>& Works on Paper<br>30th September 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Crowley (Aleister). View of the Tyrrhenian Sea, probably from the hill behind the abbey of Thelema, Cefalù, Sicily, charcoal, [1921]. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Fleming (Ian). <i>Casino Royale,</i> first edition, 1953. £12,000 to £18,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> China.- Thomson (John). <i>Illustrations of China and Its People,</i> 4 vol., first edition, 96 photographic plates, 1873-74. £15,000 to £20,000.