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RBH: 29 Auctions Archived, 26 upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 14 July 29 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 4 denominated in euros, 12 in British pounds, and 13 in US dollars. Sales totaled $25,118,729 as 11,667 lots were offered and 7,988 sold for a 68% success rate.

 

5 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

ChristiesValuable Books and Manuscripts on July 11th: $8,166,675 
SothebysEnglish Literature, History, Children's Books & Illustrations on July 9th: $5,488,097 
SothebysFine Books and Manuscripts Including Americana Online on June 28th: $2,648,100 
Forum AuctionsThe Rothamsted Collection, Day 1: Rarities from the Lawes Agricultural Library on July 10th: $1,815,660 
Forum AuctionsThe Rothamsted Collection, Day 2: Rarities from the Lawes Agricultural Library on July 11th: $1,085,040 

6 auctions saw total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered: 

Forum AuctionsThe Rothamsted Collection, Day 1: Rarities from the Lawes Agricultural Library on July 10th: 220.08% 
Forum AuctionsThe Rothamsted Collection, Day 2: Rarities from the Lawes Agricultural Library on July 11th: 208.71% 
TooveysPostcards, Cigarette Cards; Photographs, Autographs, Printed & Manuscript Ephemera on July 10th: 192.13% 
SothebysEnglish Literature, History, Children's Books & Illustrations on July 9th: 154.21% 
SothebysPrints and Multiples Online - bistart 3/17 on March 31st: 108.93% 
Chiswick AuctionsThe Library of Giancarlo Beltrame Part III and other Fine & Antiquarian Books on July 12th: 104.44% 


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

Forum AuctionsThe Rothamsted Collection, Day 2: Rarities from the Lawes Agricultural Library on July 11th: 100.00% 
Forum AuctionsThe Rothamsted Collection, Day 1: Rarities from the Lawes Agricultural Library on July 10th: 100.00% 
SothebysIn Motion: Photos by Eadweard Muybridge - Online bidstart 3/24 on April 10th: 100.00% 
SothebysCharity Sale - Prints on April 17th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/1 on July 8th: 99.64% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 7/3 on July 10th: 97.90% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 7/1 on July 8th: 97.56% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on July 7th: 95.00% 
SothebysPrints and Multiples Online - bistart 3/17 on March 31st: 92.31% 
Chiswick AuctionsThe Library of Giancarlo Beltrame Part III and other Fine & Antiquarian Books on July 12th: 89.78% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 6/10 on July 8th: 89.54% 
TooveysPostcards, Cigarette Cards; Photographs, Autographs, Printed & Manuscript Ephemera on July 10th: 89.13% 
AguttesPOSTAL HISTORY • WAR OF 1870-1871 on July 6th: 80.54% 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT LEAF FROM THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES on July 9th Actual price: USD $651,700.
  2. Christies The Plantin Polyglot Bible on July 11th Actual price: USD $645,150.
  3. Sothebys THE ORIGINAL MAP OF THE HUNDRED ACRE WOOD on July 9th Actual price: USD $571,900.
  4. Christies The Fall of Princes, in Middle English, from Laurent de Premierfait’s French version of Giovanni Boccaccio’s De casibus virorum illustrium, decorated manuscript on vellum on July 11th Actual price: USD $518,430.
  5. Sothebys CARTE NOUVELLE DE LA PARTIE DE L'OUEST DE LA LOUISIANNE'. on June 28th Actual price: USD $480,000.
  6. Christies Elementa geometriae. on July 11th Actual price: USD $375,870.
  7. Christies Opera, in Greek. on July 11th Actual price: USD $367,950.
  8. Sothebys AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT LEAF FROM THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES, on July 9th Actual price: USD $364,420.
  9. Christies Documents from the library of the pre-eminent Reformation theologian, scholar, and peer of Martin Luther, representing his most significant concerns and teachings. on July 11th Actual price: USD $328,350.
  10. Sothebys ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES BY MEANS OF NATURAL SELECTION. on July 9th Actual price: USD $282,625.
  11. Sothebys ...BY-AND-BY THEY CAME TO AN ENCHANTED PLACE ON THE VERY TOP OF THE FOREST… on July 9th Actual price: USD $266,000.
  12. Sothebys AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT LEAF FROM THE EXPRESSION OF THE EMOTIONS OF MAN AND ANIMALS, on July 9th Actual price: USD $266,000.
  13. Christies GENEALOGICAL CHRONICLE OF THE KINGS OF ENGLAND TO EDWARD IV, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum on July 11th Actual price: USD $255,750.
  14. Sothebys FOR A LONG TIME THEY LOOKED AT THE RIVER BENEATH THEM... on July 9th Actual price: USD $232,750.
  15. Sothebys BORN TO RUN WORKING MANUSCRIPT, [LONG BRANCH, NEW JERSEY, 1974] on June 28th Actual price: USD $200,000.
  16. Sothebys AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT LEAF FROM THE EXPRESSION OF THE EMOTIONS IN MAN AND ANIMALS on July 9th Actual price: USD $182,875.
  17. Sothebys LE CAPITAL'. on June 28th Actual price: USD $150,000.
  18. Sothebys HISTORY OF THE EXPEDITION UNDER THE COMMAND OF CAPTAINS LEWIS AND CLARK, TO THE SOURCES OF THE MISSOURI, … on June 28th Actual price: USD $150,000.
  19. Sothebys PAIR OF ILLUSTRATIONS, COMPRISING: on July 9th Actual price: USD $149,625.
  20. Sothebys THE FAERIE QUEEN: THE SHEPHEARDS CALENDAR: TOGETHER WITH THE OTHER WORKS OF ENGLAND'S ARCH-POET. on July 9th Actual price: USD $141,313.
  21. Christies London. on July 11th Actual price: USD $140,250.
  22. Christies Theatrum orbis terrarum. – Parergon. – Nomenclator ptolemaicus. on July 11th Actual price: USD $140,250.
  23. Christies BREVIARY, in Glagolitic – Breviarium Romanum Glagoiticum. on July 11th Actual price: USD $128,700.
  24. Sothebys COLLECTION OF C.119 LETTERS BY HERSCHEL, BABBAGE, LYELL, AND OTHER PHILOSOPHERS, ASTRONOMERS, MATHEMATICIANS, AND GEOLOGISTS on July 9th Actual price: USD $124,688.
  25. Christies THE LANDAU HOURS, use of Paris, in Latin and French, illuminated manuscript on vellum on July 11th Actual price: USD $123,750.



29 total sales reported this week:

Forum Auctions. The Rothamsted Collection, Day 2: Rarities from the Lawes Agricultural Library on July 11th: 100.00%
Forum Auctions. The Rothamsted Collection, Day 1: Rarities from the Lawes Agricultural Library on July 10th: 100.00%
Chiswick Auctions. Autographs & Memorabilia on July 12th: 60.43%
Chiswick Auctions. The Library of Giancarlo Beltrame Part III and other Fine & Antiquarian Books on July 12th: 89.78%
PBA Galleries. Fine Literature and Fine Books on July 12th: 61.31%
Tooveys. Postcards, Cigarette Cards; Photographs, Autographs, Printed & Manuscript Ephemera on July 10th: 89.13%
Alaska Auction. Prints, Posters, Signs on July 11th: 55.32%
RR Auction. Fine Autographs & Artifacts featuring The Founding Fathers - Internet Bidstart 6/29 on July 11th: 52.01%
Christies. Valuable Books and Manuscripts on July 11th: 75.00%
Forum Auctions. Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper on July 12th: 72.00%
Grays Auctioneers. Fine Art Prints, Movie Posters on July 11th: 16.28%
Trafford Books. Books on July 11th: 78.89%
Freemans. Collector's Sale: Ocean Liner Memorabilia on July 10th: 68.63%
Sothebys. The Library of an English Bibliophile on July 10th: 78.54%
Sothebys. English Literature, History, Children's Books & Illustrations on July 9th: 67.40%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 7/3 on July 10th: 97.90%
Sothebys. In Motion: Photos by Eadweard Muybridge - Online bidstart 3/24 on April 10th: 100.00%
Sothebys. Prints and Multiples Online - bistart 3/17 on March 31st: 92.31%
Sothebys. Fine Books and Manuscripts Including Americana Online on June 28th: 67.90%
Sothebys. Charity Sale - Prints on April 17th: 100.00%
Mayfair Book Auctions. The first Mayfair Book Auctions sale, comprising architecture, natural history, travel, religion, hi on June 25th: 40.00%
OSENAT. 19th Century Spirit on July 8th: 66.67%
Michaans Auctions. Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs on July 7th: 71.43%
Aguttes. POSTAL HISTORY • WAR OF 1870-1871 on July 6th: 80.54%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 7/1 on July 8th: 97.56%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/1 on July 8th: 99.64%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 6/10 on July 8th: 89.54%
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. Books, Autographs and Prints on June 30th: 49.40%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on July 7th: 95.00%

 


For the week ahead 14 sales are scheduled:

Tue. Jul. 17th
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Sporting Art - Prints. 15 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 7/10. 491 lots

Wed. Jul. 18th
Bonhams. London. Entertainment Memorabilia. 299 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Prints. 207 lots

Thu. Jul. 19th
Copley Fine Art Auctions. Boston. Sporting Sale - Fine Art Prints. 43 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. The Marine Sale - Books and Prints. 67 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. 2018 July 19-20 Summer Sports Card Catalog Auction. 1409 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Marvels of Modern Music - Internet bidstart 7/12. 816 lots

Fri. Jul. 20th
Skinner. Boston. Early English Books: A Single Owner Sale. 198 lots

Sat. Jul. 21st
Leland Little Auctions. Hillsborough, NC. Mid-Summer Gallery Auction. 52 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Entertainment & Music Memorabilia. 553 lots

Sun. Jul. 22nd
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/15.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 7/15.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 6/24. 277 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

 

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Charles Loupot, <i>Les Cigarettes Mekka,</i> 1919. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Plinio Codognato, <i>Cicli Fiat,</i> circa 1910. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> L.N. Britton, <i>Warning! Consider the Possible Consequences,</i> c. 1917. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Leonardo Bistolfi, <i>Première Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs Modernes,</i> 1902. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Leonetto Cappiello, <i>Paquet Pernot / Biscuits Pernot,</i> 1910. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jul 15:</b> Jessie Tarbox Beals, archive of signed photographs, 15 silver prints, c. 1930. $6,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Francesco Nonni, <i>Font Meo / Acqua Minerale Naturale,</i> 1924. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Frederick Winthrop Ramsdell, <i>American Crescent Cycles,</i> 1899. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> <i>Be a Tight Wad! Own Something!</i> designer unknown, 1925. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Candido Aragonese de Faria, <i>Chamonix–Mont–Blanc,</i> c. 1910. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> W.E.J., <i>Irishmen Avenge the Lusitania,</i> c. 1915. $2,000 to $3,000.
  • <center><b>Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books<br>Fine Art<br>Antique Engravings & Lithographs<br>Works on Paper<br>Accepting bids until August 7</b>
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Maitres Affiches by MUCHA - Papier a cigarettes Job. 202. $5,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> De Bry - Map of the West Indies (including Florida, Cuba, Jamaica, Bahamas, Parts of Central & South America, Sea Monsters, Ships). $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Gould - Short-billed Toucan (Ramphastos Brevicarinatus). $5,000 to $8,000.
    <center><b>Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books<br>Fine Art<br>Antique Engravings & Lithographs<br>Works on Paper<br>Accepting bids until August 7</b>
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Redoute, Folio - Pale Iris - Iris flavescens. 375. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Gillray - Light Expelling Darkness or The Sun of the Constitution. $200 to $500.
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Gerard - Wild Hemp or Weed, Cannabis. 708. $150 to $450.
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Shaw & Nodder - Head of The Dodo. 165. $100 to $300.
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Your Own Sylvia:<br>Sylvia Plath’s letters to Ted Hughes and other items,<br>Property of Frieda Hughes<br>9 to 21 July 2021</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath. Family photograph album ("The Hughes family Album"), 1957-1962. £30,000 to £50,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath. Typed letter signed, to Ted Hughes, on "my own private doctrine", with a poem, 5 October 1956. £15,000 to £20,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath. Pen and ink portrait of Ted Hughes, [1956]. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Your Own Sylvia:<br>Sylvia Plath’s letters to Ted Hughes and other items,<br>Property of Frieda Hughes<br>9 to 21 July 2021</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath. Joint autograph letter signed, to William and Edith Hughes, March 1960. £8,000 to £12,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes. Photographic portrait by David Bailey, inscribed by Plath, 1961, and another press photo. £800 to £1,200.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Tarot de Marseille. Deck of cards owned by Sylvia Plath. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes. Pair of gold wedding rings. £6,000 to £8,000.