• <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Macbeth: A Tragedy.</i> London, 1673. FIRST SEPARATE AND FIRST QUARTO EDITION. THE CHARLTON HESTON COPY. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> HEMINGWAY, ERNEST. <i>In Our Time.</i> Paris, 1924. FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> HAWTHORNE, NATHANIEL. <i>Fanshawe, A Tale.</i> Boston, 1828. FIRST EDITION OF AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> THOREAU, HENRY DAVID. <i>Walden; Or, Life in the Woods.</i> Boston, 1854. FINE COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies.</i> London, 1685. THE FOURTH FOLIO, Brewster/Bentley issue. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> STEIG, WILLIAM. Original maquette and 58 finished drawings for <i>The Agony in the Kindergarten,</i> one of Steig's most important books. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> VERNE, JULES. <i>A Journey to the Centre of the Earth.</i> New York & London, 1872. FIRST EDITION, RARE AMERICAN ISSUE, with Scribner & Welford cancel title. $5,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> KING, STEPHEN. <i>Carrie.</i> New York, 1974. INSCRIBED FIRST EDITION, OF AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. $1,200 to $1,800.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> APPLE MACINTOSH PROTOTYPE. 1983. The earliest known Macintosh with "Twiggy" drive, one of only two known working machines. $120,000 to $180,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> PLATO. <i>Timaeus</i> [AND] <i>Critias</i> [from Ficini's 1484 Opera]. A LANDMARK OF SCIENTIFIC THOUGHT. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> LOVELACE, AUGUSTA ADA. Sketch of the Analytical Engine Invented by Charles Babbage Esq. London, 1843. FIRST EDITION, JOURNAL ISSUE, MOST IMPORTANT PAPER IN EARLY DIGITAL COMPUTING. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> APPLE-1 COMPUTER. Signed by Steve Wozniak, used in development of Apple II. $200,000 to $300,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> DARWIN, CHARLES. 1809-1882. <i>On the Origin of Species By Means of Natural Selection.</i> London, 1859. FIRST EDITION. $80,000 to $120,000.
  • <b>Christie’s London, Nov. 27:</b> [Peter I, Tsar]. <i>Simboly i emblemata ukazom i blagopovedenii imperatora Petra Alekseevicha [Symbola et emblemata jussu atque auspiciis Petri Alexeidis].</i> Amsterdam, 1705. £30,000 to £40,000
    <b>Christie’s London, Nov. 27:</b> Charlemagne, Adolf. Benefice d'Adieu de Madame Naptal. [St Petersburg: 16th February 1873]. £30,000 to £40,000
    <b>Christie’s London, Nov. 27:</b> [Military. Album.] [An album of drawings of weapons and their accessories, drawn from nature by the Second Cadets Corps.] St Petersburg, 1800. £100,000 to £150,000
    <b>Christie’s London, Nov. 27:</b> Pushkin, Alexander. <i>Evgenii Onegin.</i> St Petersburg: Dep. of Public Education, 1825-1832. £100,000 to £150,000
    <b>Christie’s London, Nov. 27:</b> Sumarokov, Pavel. <i>Dosugi krymskogo sud’i ili vtoroe puteshestvie v Tavridu. [The Leisure of a Crimean Judge or a Second Tour to Tauris].</i> St Petersburg: Imperial Press, 1803-5. £50,000 to £80,000
  • <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works<br>on Paper including Books from The Collection of The Garden Ltd<br>November 21, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> Bohr (Niels). <i>On the Constitution of Atoms and Molecules,</i> first edition, presentation copy, offprint 1913. £20,000 to £30,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> Shakespeare's Falstaff.- Henry V & Sir John Fastolf. Indenture agreement appointing Fastolf as Keeper of the Bastille of St Anthony at Paris, manuscript in French, 1421. £10,000 to £15,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> World.- Purchas (Samuel). <i>Purchas his Pilgrimes. In Five Books...,</i> 5 vol., first edition, 7 folding engraved maps, contemporary calf, by William Stansby for Henrie Fetherstone, 1625-26. £20,000 to £30,000
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works<br>on Paper including Books from The Collection of The Garden Ltd<br>November 21, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> Book of Hours.- Use of Rouen, manuscript on vellum, in Latin and French, illuminated with 14 full-page miniatures by the workshop or follower of the Maitre de l'Echevinage, Rouen, 1480s. £20,000 t0 £30,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> Giese (Raban, ?scholar and medical doctor). Album Amicorum of drawing on his travels and acquaintances in Europe 1618-21, 134 watercolour illustrations including c. 60 professional miniatures, 1618-39. £30,000 to £40,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> Jones (David). 14 Autograph Letters signed, 1952-68; and a small quantity of ephemera (sm. qty). £6,000 to £8,000
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works<br>on Paper including Books from The Collection of The Garden Ltd<br>November 21, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> Constable (John). Various Subjects of Landscape, Characteristic of English Scenery, signed presentation inscription from Constable, 1833. £6,000 to £8,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669). The Descent from the Cross: Second Plate, etching and engraving, 1633. £6,000 to £8,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> Salvin (Francis Henry) and William Brodrick. <i>Falconry in the British Isles,</i> second edition, William Brodrick's copy with 3 original watercolours by him, 1873. £8,000 to £12,000
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works<br>on Paper including Books from The Collection of The Garden Ltd<br>November 21, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> China.- Helman (Isidore Stanislas Henri). <i>Suite des seize estampes representant les conquetes de l'Empereur de la Chine,</i> 1783-88. £10,000 to £15,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> Pratt (Edward Roger, 1789-1863). Album of 28 watercolours and other works on paper from a journey to ancient sites and monuments in the Mediterranean, [c.1830 and later]. £3,000 to £5,000
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b><br>Dr. Seuss, pen, ink & watercolor, calendar illustration, Thomas D. Murphy Company, 1937. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Georges Lepape, <i>Sur la Terrasse,</i> gouache & pencil, cover for <i>Vogue,</i> 1930. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Charles Dana Gibson, <i>The Coming Game, Yale vs. Vassar,</i> pen & ink, for <i>Life</i> magazine, 1895. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b><br>H.A. Rey, color pencil, charcoal, watercolor & gouache, for <i>Rafi et les 9 singes,</i> 1939. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Ernest H. Shepard, pen & ink, for Kenneth Grahame’s <i>Bertie’s Escapade,</i> 1949. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Charles Schulz, <i>The Biggest Star Measured So Far,</i> ink & wash, original <i>Peanuts</i> cartoon, published 1961. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Saul Steinberg, <i>12 Biographies, A to B,</i> pen & ink with collage, final illustration in his book <i>The Labyrinth,</i> 1960. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b><br>Jo Mielziner, <i>A Streetcar Named Desire,</i> watercolor, graphite & gouache, first color study for the award-winning 1947 production. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Charles Addams, <i>Nevermore,</i> watercolor & ink, for <i>The New Yorker,</i> 1973. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> James Montgomery Flagg, <i>I Should Worry,</i> watercolor, gouache & graphite, cover for <i>Judge</i> magazine, 1914. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Edward Gorey, <i>Swan Lake, Hunters/Siegfried, Van Rothbart,</i> watercolor, pen & ink, costume designs, 1975. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Ludwig Bemelmans, <i>Sketch for Madeline,</i> gouache & ink. $6,000 to $9,000.

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Rare Book Hub: 25 Auctions Archived, another 14 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 28 July 2018 25 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; one in Australian dollars, 3 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 20 in US dollars.  Turnover was $9,893,633 as 9,034 lots were offered and 7,514 sold for an 83% sales rate.

 

1 auction saw total proceeds reach a million dollars: 


Heritage Auctions2018 July 19-20 Summer Sports Card Catalog Auction on July 20th: $5,164,978 



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

Bearnes Hampton and LittlewoodBooks, Maps and Prints on March 14th: 162.75% 
Case Antiques, Inc.Historic Summer Fine Art and Antiques Auction on July 14th: 124.20% 
Australian Book AuctionsBooks, Documents, & Maps on July 23rd: 121.35% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on July 25th: 118.22% 
Copley Fine Art AuctionsSporting Sale - Fine Art Prints on July 20th: 114.01% 


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

National Book AuctionsHorse Racing, Railroads, Art History, etc. on June 30th: 100.00% 
Copley Fine Art AuctionsSporting Sale - Fine Art Prints on July 20th: 100.00% 
Heritage Auctions2018 July 19-20 Summer Sports Card Catalog Auction on July 20th: 99.22% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/15 on July 22nd: 98.77% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 7/15 on July 22nd: 97.79% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 7/17 on July 24th: 97.30% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on July 21st: 95.86% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 6/24 on July 22nd: 94.22% 
North American Auction CompanyMontana Saddlery, Western, Bear Trap & Antique Auction on June 30th: 94.20% 
Case Antiques, Inc.Historic Summer Fine Art and Antiques Auction on July 14th: 93.50% 
Bearnes Hampton and LittlewoodBooks, Maps and Prints on March 14th: 88.75% 
Australian Book AuctionsBooks, Documents, & Maps on July 23rd: 87.10% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on July 25th: 86.00% 
William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsBooks & Works on Paper on July 23rd: 84.07% 
Case Antiques, Inc.Spring Online Auction - Prints, Books on April 22nd: 82.61% 
PBA GalleriesFine Literature and Fine Books on July 26th: 80.18% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Heritage Auctions 1955 Topps Roberto Clemente #164 PSA Mint 9. on July 20th Actual price: USD $264,000.
  2. Heritage Auctions 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle #311 PSA NM+ 7.5. on July 20th Actual price: USD $204,000.
  3. Heritage Auctions 1968 Topps Nolan Ryan - Mets Rookie Stars #177 SGC 98 Gem 10. on July 20th Actual price: USD $120,000.
  4. Heritage Auctions 1949 Bowman Roy Campanella #84 PSA Gem Mint 10. on July 20th Actual price: USD $108,000.
  5. Heritage Auctions 1915 Boston Red Sox Real Photo Postcard PSA VG+ 3.5 with Rookie Babe Ruth. on July 20th Actual price: USD $108,000.
  6. Heritage Auctions 1960 Hemmets Journal Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) Rookie #23 PSA Gem Mint 10 - The Finest Example Known to the Hobby! on July 20th Actual price: USD $90,000.
  7. Heritage Auctions 1955 Topps Sandy Koufax #123 PSA Mint 9. on July 20th Actual price: USD $90,000.
  8. Copley Fine Art Auctions Long-billed Curlew on July 20th Actual price: USD $79,200.
  9. Heritage Auctions Kaja Foglio Magic: The Gathering: Arabian Nights "Shahrazad" Card Painting Original Art and Card (Wizards of the Coast, 1993). on July 22nd Actual price: USD $72,000.
  10. Heritage Auctions 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle #311 PSA EX 5. on July 20th Actual price: USD $72,000.
  11. Heritage Auctions 2003-04 Upper Deck Exquisite Collection Basketball Unopened Case. on July 20th Actual price: USD $66,000.
  12. Heritage Auctions 1979/80 O-Pee-Chee Hockey Unopened & Still Sealed Wax Box (48 packs) - Gretzky's Rookie Year! on July 20th Actual price: USD $55,200.
  13. Heritage Auctions 1986 Fleer Basketball Wax Box With 36 Unopened Packs. on July 20th Actual price: USD $50,400.
  14. Heritage Auctions 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle #311 SGC 82 EX/MT+ 6.5. on July 20th Actual price: USD $50,400.
  15. Heritage Auctions 1916 M101-4 The Sporting News Babe Ruth Rookie #151 PSA VG 3 (MK). on July 20th Actual price: USD $50,400.
  16. Heritage Auctions 1952 Topps Baseball 5-Cent Unopened Wax Pack PSA NM 7. on July 20th Actual price: USD $48,000.
  17. Skinner The Great Herball Newly Corrected. on July 20th Actual price: USD $46,125.
  18. Heritage Auctions 1957 Topps John Unitas #138 SGC 96 Mint 9 - Pop Three, None Higher. on July 20th Actual price: USD $43,200.
  19. Heritage Auctions 1968 Topps Mickey Mantle #280 PSA Gem Mint 10. on July 20th Actual price: USD $43,200.
  20. Heritage Auctions 1963 Topps Pete Rose - 1963 Rookie Stars #537 PSA Mint 9 - Only One Higher. on July 20th Actual price: USD $38,400.
  21. Heritage Auctions 1910 E98 "Set of 30" Ty Cobb - Red (Black Swamp Find) PSA Mint 9. on July 20th Actual price: USD $37,666.
  22. Heritage Auctions Grateful Dead Concert Poster First Printing Signed By Mouse & Kelley FD-26 (Family Dog, 1966). on July 21st Actual price: USD $37,500.
  23. Heritage Auctions Beatles - Original Capitol Records Meet the Beatles Moving Heads Store Display (1964). on July 21st Actual price: USD $35,000.
  24. Forum Auctions No Ball Games (Grey) on July 24th Actual price: USD $34,320.
  25. Heritage Auctions 1953 Topps Mickey Mantle (SP) #82 PSA NM-MT 8. on July 20th Actual price: USD $33,600.



25 total sales reported this week:

PBA Galleries. Fine Literature and Fine Books on July 26th: 80.18%
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Books, Maps and Prints on March 14th: 88.75%
Guernseys. African American Historic & Cultural Treasures - Day 2 on July 26th: 49.10%
Guernseys. African American Historic & Cultural Treasures on July 25th: 57.18%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps and Documents on July 25th: 86.00%
Copley Fine Art Auctions. Sporting Sale - Fine Art Prints on July 20th: 100.00%
Doyle New York. Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake" Johnson on July 24th: 78.49%
Forum Auctions. Artsy: Urban Jungle on July 24th: 68.89%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 7/17 on July 24th: 97.30%
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Books & Works on Paper on July 23rd: 84.07%
Morton Subastas. Engravings, Lithographs, Photographs, Old and Contemporary Books on July 24th: 31.60%
Australian Book Auctions. Books, Documents, & Maps on July 23rd: 87.10%
North American Auction Company. Montana Saddlery, Western, Bear Trap & Antique Auction on June 30th: 94.20%
National Book Auctions. Horse Racing, Railroads, Art History, etc. on June 30th: 100.00%
Case Antiques, Inc.. Spring Online Auction - Prints, Books on April 22nd: 82.61%
Case Antiques, Inc.. Historic Summer Fine Art and Antiques Auction on July 14th: 93.50%
Eldreds. The Marine Sale - Books and Prints on July 20th: 73.13%
RR Auction. Marvels of Modern Music - Internet bidstart 7/12 on July 19th: 62.25%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 6/24 on July 22nd: 94.22%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 7/15 on July 22nd: 97.79%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/15 on July 22nd: 98.77%
Heritage Auctions. Entertainment & Music Memorabilia on July 21st: 75.59%
Heritage Auctions. 2018 July 19-20 Summer Sports Card Catalog Auction on July 20th: 99.22%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on July 21st: 95.86%
Skinner. Early English Books: A Single Owner Sale on July 20th: 65.15%

 


For the week ahead 14 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jul. 30th
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. Love, Liza - The Auction - Day 1. 588 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 61 lots
Potomack Company. Alexandria. Jewelry & Estate Collections Online - Prints, Books, Manuscripts. 53 lots

Tue. Jul. 31st
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 7/24.
Potomack Company. Alexandria. Native American and Western Auction. 13 lots
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. Love, Liza - The Auction - Day 2. 600 lots

Wed. Aug. 1st
Swann Galleries. New York. Vintage Posters. 608 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Summer Americana Sale - Books, Prints. 49 lots
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. Love, Liza - The Auction - Day 3. 65 lots

Thu. Aug. 2nd
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics. 1105 lots

Sat. Aug. 4th
Gaston & Sheehan Auctioneers, Inc.. Pflugerville. U.S. Marshals Service National Live/Online Simulcast being held in Round Rock, Texas. 3 lots

Sun. Aug. 5th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/29.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 7/29.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 7/8. 212 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 25th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b> Fust-Schöffer-Bibel from Gutenberg-Press, 1462. Est: € 1,000,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>J. W. Weinmann, <i>Phytanthoza-Iconographia,</i> 1735-45. Est: € 60,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>O. Kokoschka, <i>Die träumenden Knaben,</i> 1917. Est: € 10,000
    <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 25th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>Z. Lilius, <i>Orbis breviarium,</i> 1493. <br>Est: € 10,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b> <i>Gazette du Bon Ton,</i> 1912-22.<br>Est: € 14,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>M. Chagall, <i>Daphnis & Chloé,</i> 1961. Est: € 100,000
    <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 25th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>C. Ptolemaeus, <i>Geographie,</i> 1513.<br>Est: € 100,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>E. L. Kirchner, <i>Umbra vitae,</i> 1924.<br>Est: € 6,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>J. Miró, <i>Midi le trèfle blanc,</i> 1968. Est: € 2,000
    <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 25th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b> Clemens V., <i>Constitutiones,</i> 1471.<br>Est: € 14,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>C. Gesner, <i>Tierbuch, Vogelbuch, Fischbuch,</i> 1563-81. Est: € 5,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>J. Itten, <i>Utopia,</i> 1921. Est: € 2,000