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Rare Book Hub: 19 Auctions Archived, another 18 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 1 September 19 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 3 denominated in euros, 1 in Swedish krona, and 15 in US dollars.  Turnover was $3,585,725 as 5,718 lots were offered and 4,814 sold for an 84% success rate.   The pace leading into fall will soon pick up.

 

1 auction saw its total proceeds reach a million dollars.


Heritage Auctions
Americana and Political on August 18th: $1,290,578 


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

EldredsAsian Art - Books and Prints on August 25th: 134.20% 
Jacksons AuctionWorld Treasures Featuring a Variety of Exceptional Fine Art & Antiques From a Multitude of Worldwide on August 28th: 106.62% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsSummer Magic Auction on August 25th: 101.95% 


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

John McInnis AuctioneersThree Day Single Owner Auction on August 26th: 100.00% 
National Book AuctionsErle Stanley Gardner, Signed, Art History, etc. on August 18th: 100.00% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on August 25th: 99.39% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 8/19 on August 26th: 99.14% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 8/21 on August 28th: 97.16% 
Heritage AuctionsAmericana and Political on August 18th: 96.56% 
Jacksons AuctionWorld Treasures Featuring a Variety of Exceptional Fine Art & Antiques From a Multitude of Worldwide on August 28th: 94.44% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsSummer Magic Auction on August 25th: 93.60% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints, Photographs on August 28th: 93.02% 
Winter AssociatesPrints on August 27th: 89.47% 
Alaska AuctionOnline - Prints on August 22nd: 85.19% 
Kedem AuctionJudaica - Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters, Ceremonial Art on August 28th: 80.05% 
 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Winner's Auctions Ltd Kedushat Levi, Slavuta, 1798 - First Edition which was Printed during the Author's Lifetime. Rare on August 21st Actual price: USD $67,100.
  2. Heritage Auctions RMS Titanic: Pocket Watch Owned by One of the Unfortunate Passengers. on August 18th Actual price: USD $57,500.
  3. Kedem Auction Letter Handwritten and Signed by the Chatam Sofer – Pressburg, Tammuz 1839 on August 28th Actual price: USD $46,740.
  4. Heritage Auctions Revolutionary War: "Liberty Triumphant or the Downfall of Oppression" Prohibitively Rare Copper Engraved Cartoon Celebrating the Boston Tea Party. on August 18th Actual price: USD $37,500.
  5. University Archives The First Known Marilyn Monroe Signed Photo, Graded 10 by PSA DNA, Signed the Year She Transformed from Norma Jean to Marilyn Monroe! on August 22nd Actual price: USD $36,000.
  6. Heritage Auctions Henry Clay: A Spectacular Hand-Painted Banner from the 1844 Campaign. on August 18th Actual price: USD $35,000.
  7. University Archives Abraham Lincoln 1863 ALS: Only Months after Issuing the Emancipation Proclamation Allowing Freed Slaves to Enlist, Lincoln Recommends Rev. John Eaton, Jr. to the Freedmen’s Inquiry Commission; Eaton had Successfully Overseen 30,000 Freedmen in Grant on August 22nd Actual price: USD $33,000.
  8. Heritage Auctions William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody's Wild West Show: "He-Nu-Kaw" Richly Colored Lithographed Poster Depicting "The Handsomest Indian Maiden in the World." on August 18th Actual price: USD $32,500.
  9. Kedem Auction Manuscript Handwritten by the Chatam Sofer – Sermons for Parashat Zachor and Purim – Sermon Ending with the Wishes: "Righteousness, Blessing, Compassion, Life and Peace for Us and the Entire Jewish People Amen" on August 28th Actual price: USD $29,520.
  10. Heritage Auctions Mexican-American War: South Carolina Palmetto Regiment Gold Medal with Ribbon. on August 18th Actual price: USD $27,500.
  11. Heritage Auctions George Washington: Portrait Dated 1791 After Gilbert Stuart. on August 18th Actual price: USD $27,500.
  12. Kedem Auction Large Leaf from a Responsa Notebook of Rabbi Akiva Eiger – Entirely in His Handwriting on August 28th Actual price: USD $27,060.
  13. Potter and Potter Auctions Thurston the Great Magician. Levitation–The Greatest Mystery of the Age. on August 25th Actual price: USD $22,800.
  14. Heritage Auctions Cox & Roosevelt: The "Holy Grail" Jugate Button for These 1920 Running Mates. on August 18th Actual price: USD $22,500.
  15. Heritage Auctions Lyndon B. Johnson: Signed Iconic Air Force One Swearing-In Photograph. on August 18th Actual price: USD $21,250.
  16. Kedem Auction Talmud Tractates Rosh Hashanah-Yuma – Volume the Chafetz Chaim Studied from – With Notes in His Handwriting on August 28th Actual price: USD $20,910.
  17. Kedem Auction Halachic Responsum Handwritten and Signed by Rebbe Yoel Teitelbaum of Satmar – Including the Letter Containing the Query Handwritten and Signed by Rebbe Yoel Moscowicz of Shotz on August 28th Actual price: USD $19,680.
  18. Potter and Potter Auctions Chicago Magic Roundtable 1946 Scrapbook. on August 25th Actual price: USD $19,200.
  19. Kedem Auction Tefilla L'Itot BaTzara – Czernowitz, 1848 – Rare Printing of an Order of Prayers and Segulah Against Epidemics – Found in the Collection of Rebbe Yisrael Ruzhin and Printed Following an Epidemic in Sadigura on August 28th Actual price: USD $18,450.
  20. University Archives Abraham Lincoln Blood Stained Large Shirt Fragment from the Night of his Assassination, with Superb Provenance on August 22nd Actual price: USD $18,000.
  21. Stockholms Auktionsverk COLLECTION OF FOUR RUSSIAN BATTLE PLATES OF THE GREAT NORTHERN WAR 1700-21. on June 19th Actual price: USD $17,518.
  22. Heritage Auctions William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody and Buffalo Bill's Wild West: The Iconic Nine-Color "White Eagle" Cody Poster. on August 18th Actual price: USD $17,500.
  23. Heritage Auctions William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody's Wild West & Congress of Rough Riders of the World Poster: A Possibly Unique Poster Depicting Cody Roping a Horse. on August 18th Actual price: USD $17,500.
  24. Kedem Auction Tikunei Shabbat Siddur, Nusach Sefard – Zhitomir, 1857 on August 28th Actual price: USD $15,990.
  25. Heritage Auctions William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody's Wild West and Congress of Rough Riders of the World: One of the Most Graphic French Tour Poster Designs. on August 18th Actual price: USD $15,000.


19 total sales reported this week:

Jacksons Auction. World Treasures Featuring a Variety of Exceptional Fine Art & Antiques From a Multitude of Worldwide on August 28th: 94.44%
Forum Auctions in Italy. Online Sale: A Bibliophile's Bibliographic Library - Part II on August 29th: 64.36%
Kedem Auction. Judaica - Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters, Ceremonial Art on August 28th: 80.05%
Winter Associates. Prints on August 27th: 89.47%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 8/21 on August 28th: 97.16%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints, Photographs on August 28th: 93.02%
Winner's Auctions Ltd. Eretz Israel and Zionism, Postcards and Photographs, Numismatics, Posters, Maps, Judaica, Holy books on August 21st: 62.66%
Stockholms Auktionsverk. Books, Maps and Manuscripts on June 19th: 62.84%
Alaska Auction. Online - Prints on August 22nd: 85.19%
Potter and Potter Auctions. Summer Magic Auction on August 25th: 93.60%
Purcell Auctioneers. August Antiques and Collectibles on August 22nd: 65.52%
Eldreds. Asian Art - Books and Prints on August 25th: 76.19%
PBA Galleries. Travel and Exploration - Cartography on August 23rd: 75.10%
University Archives. Incredible Selection of Autographed Documents, Manuscripts, Books & Relics - Internet bidstart 8/2 on August 22nd: 74.83%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 8/19 on August 26th: 99.14%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on August 25th: 99.39%
Heritage Auctions. Americana and Political on August 18th: 96.56%
National Book Auctions. Erle Stanley Gardner, Signed, Art History, etc. on August 18th: 100.00%
John McInnis Auctioneers. Three Day Single Owner Auction on August 26th: 100.00%

 

For the week ahead 18 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Sep. 3rd
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 88 lots

Tue. Sep. 4th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 8/28. 357 lots

Wed. Sep. 5th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Long Beach Expo Currency. 4059 lots
Moreshet Auctions. Jerusalem. Judaica: Books and Manuscripts. 212 lots

Thu. Sep. 6th
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper.
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Cape Town. Books - Internet Bidstart 8/30. 267 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Books. 607 lots
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . Books, Posters, etc..
Rossini. Paris. Online Sale: Prints - bidstart 7/18. 393 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Prints and Posters. 51 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Long Beach Expo Currency. 3046 lots

Fri. Sep. 7th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. KOSTER'S MOTOR BOOKSTORE. 1 lots

Sat. Sep. 8th
Aspire Auctions. Cleveland. September Sale: Prints - Internet bidstart 8/31.
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs. 37 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 174 lots

Sun. Sep. 9th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 8/12. 163 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 9/2.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 9/2.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. March 28, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar 28:</b> Greco (Gioachino). <i>Primo modo del gioco de Partito…</i> Manuscript, France, 1624 or 1625. A collection of partiti, or 'chess problems' by one of the most important figures in the history of chess. £20,000 to £30,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar 28:</b> Herodotus. <i>Historiae,</i> translated into Latin by Lorenzo Valla and edited by Antonio Mancinelli. Venice, 1494. £15,000 to £20,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar 28:</b> Darwin (Charles). Autograph Letter signed to his cousin Reginald Darwin, Down, Beckenham, Kent, 27th March 1879. £12,000 to £18,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. March 28, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar 28:</b> Nicolay (Nicolas de). <i>The Navigations, peregrinations and voyages, made into Turkie,</i> first edition in English, Imprinted at London by Thomas Dawson, 1585. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar 28:</b> Saint-Exupéry (Antoine de). <i>The Little Prince,</i> number 66 of 525 copies signed by the author, 1943. £8,000 to £12,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar 28:</b> Catlin (George, 1796-1872). Tuch-ee, A Celebrated War Chief of the Cherokees, watercolour, [circa 1834]. £6,000 to £8,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. March 28, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar 28:</b> Genetics.- A collection of c.300 pamphlets on genetics comprising many of the major contributions from the first half of the 20th century. £5,000 to £7,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar 28:</b> India.- Rajasthan.- Kota School (probably late 18th c.). Elephant in a landscape with chains around his feet, brush and black ink with opaque pigments. £5,000 to £7,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar 28:</b> Commelin (Caspar). <i>Horti medici Amstelaedamensis plantae rariores et exoticae,</i> first edition, 48 finely hand-coloured engraved plates, Leiden, F.Haringh, 1706. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. March 28, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar 28:</b> Plague-water and cookery & medical recipes.- Jackson (Mrs Sarah). Medical and cookery recipes, manuscript in several hands, title and 134pp., 1688-1755. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar 28:</b> Vernet (<i>After</i> Joseph, 1714-1789). <i>[Vues des ports de France],</i> sixteen plates (of 18), etchings and engravings by Charles Nicolas Cochin fils and Jacques Philippe Le Bas, [c.1760-1780]. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar 28:</b> Detmold (Edward Julius, 1883-1957). Parrots and Butterflies, watercolour. £2,500 to £3,500.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 21:</b> Princess Diana, group of 6 ALS to the editor of British Vogue, 1989-92. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 21:</b> Joseph Brant, Mohawk Chief, ALS, writing with news after pledging support to King George III against the American rebels, 1776. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 21:</b> Ulysses S. Grant, photograph dated & signed as President, portrait by Brady, 1875. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 21:</b> Alexander Graham Bell, ALS, accepting an invitation to tea during his only trip to Japan, 1898. $1,000 to $2,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 21:</b> Nikola Tesla, signature & date on his monogrammed correspondence card, 1935. $3,500 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 21:</b> Richard Wagner, ALS, concerning his opera Rienzi, 1869. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 21:</b> Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, autograph note signed, requesting the address of Yvette Guilbert, 1895. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 21:</b> Claude Monet, ALS, to painter Harry Lachman, complaining that his vision has not improved, 1920s. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 21:</b> Friedrich Hölderlin, autograph manuscript, unsigned, 7 lines quoting Michael Denis's <i>Ossians und Sineds Lieder.</i> $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 21:</b> Guestbook for Lüchow's restaurant, over 400 signatures, including W.H. Auden, Grace Kelly & drawings by Charles Addams, NYC, 1950-56. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 21:</b> George Washington, lottery ticket, signed, 1768. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 21:</b> Vaslav Nijinsky, postcard dated & signed, showing a drawing of him in <i>Schéhérazade,</i> 1916. $2,500 to $3,500.
  • <b>Koller Auctions: Books & Autographs. March 26, 2019</b>
    <b>Koller Auctions, Mar 26:</b> Jacques Gamelin. <i>Nouveau recueil d'osteologie et de myologie, dessine d'apres nature...</i> 2 parts in 1 vol., large folio, 82 copper plates. CHF 12,000 to 18,000
    <b>Koller Auctions, Mar 26:</b> Melchior Pfintzing. <i>Die geverlicheiten und einsteils geschichten des loblichen streytparen...</i> 118 woodcut engravings, first edition. CHF 30,000 to 50,000
    <b>Koller Auctions, Mar 26:</b> Book of hours. Handwritten Latin text on vellum. With 17 large miniatures, Flanders, c.1460. CHF 70,000 to 90,000
    <b>Koller Auctions, Mar 26:</b> Maria Sibylla Merian. <i> Dissertatio de generatione et metamorphosibus insectorum Surinamensium,</i> 72 copper plates, Den Haag, 1726. CHF 60,000 to 90,000
  • <b>Bonhams, Mar 12:</b> Walt Whitman. <i>Leaves of Grass.</i> First edition, first issue, SIGNED in block letters by Whitman. 1855. $200,000 to $300,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 12:</b> Isaac Newton's copy of John Greave's <i>Pyramidographia,</i> London, 1646. $50,000 to $70,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 12:</b> Colonel John Mosby. Robert E. Lee's autograph letter to Samuel Cooper reporting on Mosby's exploits, with Cooper's autograph note ordering his appointment to Major.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 12:</b> Gyula Halasz Brassai. Large archive of autograph and typed letters, over 260, to his family including his wife Gilberte, 1947-1978. $40,000 to $60,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 12:</b> Archive of drawings and letters from Harper Lee to Charles Carruth, including an inscribed first edition of <i>To Kill a Mockingbird.</i> $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 11:</b> VESALIUS, ANDREAS. 1514-1564. <i>De humani corporis fabrica libri septem.</i> Basel: Johannes Oporinus, June 1543. $300,000 to $500,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 11:</b> HARVEY, WILLIAM. 1578-1657. <i>De motu cordis & sanguinis in animalibus Anatomica Exercitatio.</i> Leiden: Joannis Maire, 1639. $25,000 to $35,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 11:</b> BERENGARIO DA CARPI, GIACOMO. 1460-1530. <i>Isagogae breves perlucide ac uberrimae in Anatomiam humani corporis.</i> Bologna: Benedictus Hectoris, 15 July 1523. $15,000 to $25,000
    <b>Bonhams NY, Mar 11:</b> FRANKLIN, BENJAMIN. 1706-1790. <i>Experiments and Observations on Electricity, made at Philadelphia in America…</i> London, 1769. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Bonhams NY, Mar 11:</b> BENIVIENI, ANTONIO. 1443-1502. <i>De abditis nonnullis ac mirandis morborum et sanationum causis.</i>Florence: Filippo Giunta, 1507. $8,000 to $12,000