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Rare Book Hub: 20 Auctions Archived, another 23 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 18th August 2018 20 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 1 denominated in euros, 1 in British pounds, and 18 in US dollars.  Turnover was $2,791,709 as 6,321 lots were offered and 5,122 sold for an 81% success rate.  In what are traditionally the doldrums of summer there continue to be flashes of lightning.  The auction houses slow for well-earned vacations while the auction addicted paw through the summer’s traditionally thin offerings to find reasons to collect, I among them, for tomorrow an interesting lot arrives and another prepares to enter the rooms.  For those who love the material they collect there are no days off any more.

 

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

Profiles in HistoryLove, Liza - The Auction - Day 3 on August 1st: 357.92% 
SkinnerAugust Americana - Online on August 14th: 263.22% 
Profiles in HistoryLove, Liza - The Auction - Day 1 on July 30th: 190.20% 
Profiles in HistoryLove, Liza - The Auction - Day 2 on July 31st: 141.03% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books Online on August 15th: 139.78% 
Doyle New YorkHunting Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake" Johnson on August 14th: 125.37% 


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

Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 8/5 on August 12th: 99.46% 
Profiles in HistoryLove, Liza - The Auction - Day 3 on August 1st: 98.46% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 8/7 on August 14th: 97.14% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 8/5 on August 12th: 96.71% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 7/15 on August 12th: 96.08% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on August 11th: 95.81% 
Doyle New YorkHunting Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake" Johnson on August 14th: 94.42% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books Online on August 15th: 93.73% 
Clars Auction GalleryPrints, Books, Photographs on August 12th: 89.66% 
Michaans AuctionsGallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs on August 11th: 86.67% 
Profiles in HistoryLove, Liza - The Auction - Day 1 on July 30th: 86.56% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on August 14th: 81.08% 
 
 
Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. RR Auction Charles de Gaulle ALS on August 8th Actual price: USD $33,690.
  2. RR Auction Charles de Gaulle Handwritten Manuscript on August 8th Actual price: USD $22,234.
  3. Heritage Auctions Amazing Fantasy #15 (Marvel, 1962) CGC GD/VG 3.0 Off-white to white pages. on August 12th Actual price: USD $21,600.
  4. Profiles in History Liza Minnelli (350+) oversize doubleweight custom production photographs from New York, New York. on July 31st Actual price: USD $17,000.
  5. Profiles in History Liza Minnelli personal 1971 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow sedan. on July 31st Actual price: USD $16,000.
  6. RR Auction Mary Blair concept painting from Alice in Wonderland on August 8th Actual price: USD $14,700.
  7. RR Auction Mary Blair concept painting from Cinderella on August 8th Actual price: USD $14,700.
  8. Profiles in History Judy Garland 'Dorothy Gale' wig from the first week of shooting on The Wizard of Oz. on July 30th Actual price: USD $14,000.
  9. RR Auction The Doors: Jim Morrison Signed Photo on August 8th Actual price: USD $13,632.
  10. Clars Auction Gallery Prints, Benny Andrews on August 11th Actual price: USD $13,530.
  11. Profiles in History Peanuts original daily comic strip art inscribed and signed by Charles M. Schulz to Liza Minnelli. on July 31st Actual price: USD $13,000.
  12. Cowans Auctions [Illustrated - Audubon - Color Plate Ornithology] 8 Volume Royal Octavo Audubon "Birds," in Publisher's 1/2 Morocco Binding Complete with 500 Color Plates on August 13th Actual price: USD $12,000.
  13. Profiles in History Liza Minnelli personal hand-annotated book bound shooting script for Cabaret. on July 31st Actual price: USD $12,000.
  14. Profiles in History Vincente Minnelli 1-sheet Style C poster for his first film, Cabin in the Sky. on July 30th Actual price: USD $12,000.
  15. RR Auction Mary Blair concept painting of the Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland on August 8th Actual price: USD $11,639.
  16. RR Auction Japanese Sword and Pistol Surrendered by Col. Hitoshi Masaki Archive on August 8th Actual price: USD $11,542.
  17. RR Auction U. S. Grant Signed Photo on August 8th Actual price: USD $11,127.
  18. RR Auction Albert Einstein ALS on August 8th Actual price: USD $11,026.
  19. Skinner A Four-oared Shell Race on August 14th Actual price: USD $10,455.
  20. Cowans Auctions [Photography - Original Photographs - Botanical] Rare 3 Volume Work by Edwin Hale Lincoln: "Orchids of New England and New York," 1930 with 81 Original Platinum Prints, Published in Pittsfield, Massachusetts in 1930 on August 13th Actual price: USD $10,200.
  21. RR Auction George Washington on August 8th Actual price: USD $10,003.
  22. Profiles in History Vincente Minnelli archive of (20+) internal MGM studio documentation regarding his films. on July 30th Actual price: USD $10,000.
  23. RR Auction Chinese-Made Field Jacket Belonging to George L. Paxton of the A.V.G. 'Flying Tigers' Jacket with Patch on August 8th Actual price: USD $9,897.
  24. RR Auction George S. Patton Group Lot on August 8th Actual price: USD $9,764.
  25. Profiles in History Vincente Minnelli (225+) original and vintage reprint photographs and negatives spanning his career. on July 30th Actual price: USD $9,500.



20 total sales reported this week:

Doyle New York. Hunting Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake" Johnson on August 14th: 94.42%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books Online on August 15th: 93.73%
Quagga Rare Books and Art. Quagga Auction- Internet bidstart 8/9 on August 14th: 29.27%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on August 14th: 81.08%
Skinner. August Americana - Online on August 14th: 77.27%
Profiles in History. Love, Liza - The Auction - Day 3 on August 1st: 98.46%
Profiles in History. Love, Liza - The Auction - Day 2 on July 31st: 76.83%
Profiles in History. Love, Liza - The Auction - Day 1 on July 30th: 86.56%
Cowans Auctions. Fine Books, Maps and Manuscripts - online bidstart 8/2 on August 13th: 61.31%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 8/5 on August 12th: 99.46%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 8/7 on August 14th: 97.14%
Kedem Auction. Online Auction 16: Jewish & Israeli History, Art & Culture on August 14th: 66.00%
Clars Auction Gallery. Prints, Books, Photographs on August 12th: 89.66%
Clars Auction Gallery. Art - Prints on August 11th: 76.59%
Grays Auctioneers. Fine Art, Furniture and Decorative Art - Prints on August 8th: 52.27%
Michaans Auctions. Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs on August 11th: 86.67%
RR Auction. August Auction Featuring WWII and Animation bidstart 7/20 on August 8th: 56.38%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 7/15 on August 12th: 96.08%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 8/5 on August 12th: 96.71%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on August 11th: 95.81%

 

For the week ahead 23 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Aug. 20th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 64 lots

Tue. Aug. 21st
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 8/14. 524 lots
Winner's Auctions Ltd. Jerusalem. Eretz Israel and Zionism, Postcards and Photographs, Numismatics, Posters, Maps, Judaica, Holy books. 466 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Japanese Art - Prints. 258 lots
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Cartography, Geography, Science and Religion.. 338 lots

Wed. Aug. 22nd
Forum Auctions. London. Artsy: Color Theory. 42 lots
Chiswick Auctions. London. Printed Books and Manuscripts. 192 lots
University Archives. Westport. Incredible Selection of Autographed Documents, Manuscripts, Books & Relics - Internet bidstart 8/2. 298 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Online - Prints. 27 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. The Prints of Paul Jacoulet. 96 lots
Purcell Auctioneers. Birr. August Antiques and Collectibles. 145 lots

Thu. Aug. 23rd
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 126 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Travel and Exploration - Cartography. 739 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Asian Art - Books and Prints. 21 lots

Fri. Aug. 24th
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Americana and Collectibles - Day 1. 120 lots
John McInnis Auctioneers. Amesbury. Three Day Single Owner Auction. 90 lots

Sat. Aug. 25th
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Summer Magic Auction.
North American Auction Company. Bozeman. Early Frontier, Western & Firearms Auction.
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Americana and Collectibles - Day 2. 435 lots

Sun. Aug. 26th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 8/19.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 8/19.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 7/29. 274 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Americana and Collectibles - Day 3. 500 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries July 16:</b><br>N.C. Wyeth, <i>The Black Arrow,</i> oil on canvas, for the book by Robert Louis Stevenson, 1916. $150,000 to $250,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries July 16:</b> Laurent de Brunhoff, mixed media color study for <i>Babar’s World Tour,</i> 2005. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries July 16:</b> Hilary Knight, <i>Eloise with Valentine,</i> watercolor, ink & pencil, 2015. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries July 16:</b> Howard Pyle, <i>It was a Comrade from His Own Regiment,</i> oil on canvas, for <i>Harper’s Monthly Magazine,</i> 1909. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries July 16:</b><br>Coby Whitmore, <i>‘Poor baby! You want me so much,’ she said,</i> acrylic, for <i>The Saturday Evening Post,</i> 1968. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries July 16:</b><br>Al Hirschfeld, <i>Charley’s Aunt,</i> pen & ink, for the Broadway revival, <i>The New York Times,</i> 1940. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries July 16:</b><br>Erté, <i>Décor de Laideronnette,</i> gouache set design for third movement of <i>Mother Goose,</i> 1949. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries July 16:</b> Vince McIndoe, <i>Villainous Last Supper, DC Comics,</i> oil on canvas, 2016. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries July 16:</b> Arthur Getz, <i>Rooftop Party,</i> casein tempera, cover illustration for <i>The New Yorker,</i> 1970. $2,000 to $3,000.
  • <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, July 16:</b><br>Lot 1. Albertus Magnus, De Natura Locorum, 2nd edn, 1515. £3000 to £4000.
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, July 16:</b><br>Lot 22. George Cooke, Scenery of the East India Islands, 1811-13. £4500 to £5500.
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, July 16:</b><br>Lot 23. J.M. Crozet, Nouveau vouage a la Mer du Sud, 1st edn, 1783. £4000 to £6000.
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, July 16:</b><br>Lot 27. J.P.J.Du Bois, Vies des Gouverneurs Generaux, 1st edn, 1763. £1200 to £1800.
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, July 16:</b><br>Lot 28. Wm Ellis, Authentic Narrative...Captain Cook, 1st edn, 1782. £2500 to £3500.
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, July 16:</b><br>Lot 31. Thomas Forrest, Voyage to New Guinea, 1st edn, 1779. £1500 to £2000.
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, July 16:</b><br>Lot 32. Forster & Forster, Voyage round the World, 1st edn, 1777-78. £4500 to £5500.
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, July 16:</b><br>Lot 38. Gianetti, Elogy of Captain James Cook, 1st edn, 1785. £2500 to £3500.
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, July 16:</b><br>Lot 46. Otto von Kotzebue, Entdeckungs Reise, 1st edn, 1821. £3500 to £4500.
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, July 16:</b><br>Lot 52. Alejandro Malaspina, Viaje politico-scientifico, 1st edn, 1885. £2000 to £3000.
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, July 16:</b><br>Lot 60. Sydney Parkinson, Journal of Voyage to the South Seas, large paper, 1773. £4500 to £5500.
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, July 16:</b><br>Lot 64. Nathaniel Portlock, A Voyage round the World, 1st edn, 1789. £4000 to £6000.
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>The Collection of a Connoisseur:<br>History in Manuscript<br>Online Auction 8-15 July
    <b>Sotheby’s:</b> Elizabeth I. Early letter signed, to Edward North, First Baron North 1560. £12,000 to £18,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s:</b> Catherine II. Empress of Russia Letter signed to Prince Grigori Aleksandrovich [Potemkin] 1784. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s:</b> Nelson. Autograph letter signed, to Captains of Egyptian Club, 3 August 1798. £12,000 to £18,000,
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>The Collection of a Connoisseur:<br>History in Manuscript<br>Online Auction 8-15 July
    <b>Sotheby’s:</b> Charles Darwin. Photograph signed, c.1871 by Oscar Gustave Rejlander. £6,000 to £8,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s:</b> T.E. Lawrence. Autograph letter signed, to Major Littleton, 14 October 1918. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s:</b> Napoleon. Letter signed, ordering General Desaix to sail to Malta, prior to the Egyptian Expedition, 1798. £2,000 to £3,000.
  • <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>and Works on Paper<br>July 16, 2020</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, July 16:</b> Ptolomaeus (Claudius). <i>Cosmographia,</i> first edition, Vicenza, Hermann Liechtenstein, 13 September 1475. £150,000 to £200,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, July 16:</b> Schoener (Johann). <i>Opera mathematica,</i> 3 parts in 1, first edition,The Honeyman copy in contemporary binding, Nuremberg, J. Montanus and U. Neuber, 1551. £30,000 to £40,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, July 16:</b> Lucian of Samosata. <i>Dialogoi, editio princeps,</i> with fine illuminated title-page, Florence, Lorenzo de Alopa, 1496. £20,000 to £30,000.
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>and Works on Paper<br>July 16, 2020</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, July 16:</b> Pian (Jean Baptiste de). [Architectural Alphabet], 26 chromolithographs by Leopold Muller after Pian, Vienna, 1842-44. £15,000 to £20,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, July 16:</b> Rogers (Bruce).- Holy Bible (The)..., one of 200 copies on handmade paper, designed by Bruce Rogers, bound in modern crimson morocco, gilt, Oxford, 1935. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, July 16:</b> Jenner (Edward). <i>An Inquiry into the Causes and Effects of the Variolae Vaccinae…,</i> first edition, Printed for the Author, by Sampson Low, 1798. £8,000 to £12,000.
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>and Works on Paper<br>July 16, 2020</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, July 16:</b> Voyages.- Cook (Capt. James).- Parkinson (Sydney). <i>A Journal of a Voyage to the South Seas, in his Majesty's Ship the Endeavour,</i> second edition, Charles Dilly...& James Phillips, 1784. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, July 16:</b> [Clemens (Samuel Langhorne)] "Mark Twain". <i>Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,</i> first edition, first state, New York, Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, July 16:</b> [Voight (Hans Henning)], "Alastair". Herod, for 'Salome: Drame en un Acte', original drawing in red & black ink over pencil, [c.1922]. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>and Works on Paper<br>July 16, 2020</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, July 16:</b> James (M.R.) <i>Ghost Stories of an Antiquary,</i> first edition, signed presentation inscription from the author to A.C. Benson, 1904. £3,000 to £4,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, July 16:</b> Remarque (Erich Maria). <i>All Quiet on the Western Front,</i> first English edition, signed presentation inscription from the author, 1929. £3,000 to £4,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, July 16:</b> Ashendene Press.- More (Sir Thomas). <i>A Fruteful and Pleasaunt Worke...Utopia,</i> one of 100 copies, bound in black goatskin by J.Franklin Mowery, Ashendene Press, 1906. £3,000 to £4,000.
  • <center><b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers<br>The Collectors’ Sale<br>July 7 – 15, 2020</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Jul. 7 – 15:</b> O'Fihely, Maurice Abp. <i>Questiones subtilissme Scoti in metaphysicam Aristotelis</i>, Venice (Octavianus Scoti) 20th November 1497. 8,000 to 12,000 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Jul. 7 – 15:</b> Pococke (Richard). <i>A Description of the East and some other Countries,</i> 3 vols. in 2, L. (W. Bowyer) 1743. 2,250 to 3,500 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Jul. 7 – 15:</b> Keogh (John). <i>Botanalogia Universalis Hibernica, or A General Irish Herbal Calculated for this Kingdom, giving an account of the Herbs, Scrubs…</i>, Corke (George Harrison) 1735. 1,000 to 1,500 €
    <center><b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers<br>The Collectors’ Sale<br>July 7 – 15, 2020</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Jul. 7 – 15:</b> Perry (Charles). <i>A View of the Levant particularly of Constantinople, Syria, Egypt and Greece,</i> L. (T. Woodward) 1743. 800 to 1,200 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Jul. 7 – 15:</b> Shaw (Thomas). <i>Travels, or Observations Relating to Several Parts of Barbary and the Levant,</i>, Oxford (The Theatre) 1738. 600 to 700 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Jul. 7 – 15:</b> [French (Nicholas) Bishop of Ferns] Attributed, <i>Recit Exact et Fidele de la Vente et Partage du Roiaume d'Irlande Fait Sous Charles II…,</i> Milan (Chez Charles Joseph Quinto) 1724. 500 to 700 €
    <center><b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers<br>The Collectors’ Sale<br>July 7 – 15, 2020</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Jul. 7 – 15:</b> [French (V. Rev.Dr. Nicholas, Bp of Ferns.)] <i>The Unkinde Desertor of Loyall Men and True Frinds,</i> 12mo, n.p. 1676. 500 to 700 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Jul. 7 – 15:</b> Yeats (W.B.) <i>Plays and Controversies,</i>, N.Y. (The MacMillan Company) 1924, Signed Limited Edn. 500 to 700 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Jul. 7 – 15:</b> Barrie (J.M.) & Thomson (Hugh) illus. <i>Quality Street, a Comedy in Four Acts,</i> L. (Hodder and Stoughton) 1901, Limited Edition, signed by the artist. 500 to 700 €
    <center><b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers<br>The Collectors’ Sale<br>July 7 – 15, 2020</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Jul. 7 – 15:</b> Molyneaux (William). <i>The Case of Ireland's being bound by Acts of Parliament in England Stated,</i> [London 1719]. 200 to 300 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Jul. 7 – 15:</b> Johnston's (W. & A.) Map of South Africa, to illustrate the Military Operations 1900. 100 to 150 €