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Rare Book Hub: 37 Auctions Archived, Another 28 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 15 September 2018 37 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 9 denominated in euros, 5 in British pounds, and 23 in US dollars.  Turnover was $13,188,857 as 15,436 lots were offered and 12,269 sold as 79% of all lots changed hands.  We are into the season.

 

4 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Heritage AuctionsLong Beach Expo Currency on September 11th: $4,614,507 
Heritage AuctionsLong Beach Expo Currency on September 11th: $2,629,234 
ChristiesCollection Juan de Beistegui - prints on September 10th: $2,285,925 
Heritage AuctionsBooks on September 13th: $1,130,825 



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

Heritage AuctionsBooks on September 13th: 141.25% 
ChristiesCollection Juan de Beistegui - prints on September 10th: 122.14% 
Audap and MirabaudClassic Sale - Books, Prints, Autographs on September 12th: 111.68% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Modern Literature and Illustrated Books on September 6th: 107.05% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsFine Books and Manuscripts - Dominic's 30th Anniversary Sale on September 12th: 100.39% 


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

Audap and MirabaudClassic Sale - Books, Prints, Autographs on September 12th: 100.00% 
Over & Above Online Auction and Estate Sales, LLCBOOKS! MAPS! and MORE! ….. LIVE and Online Auction! on August 29th: 100.00% 
ChristiesCollection Juan de Beistegui - prints on September 10th: 100.00% 
National Book AuctionsBooks and Ephemera – Hendrik Andersen, Signed, Limited, etc. on September 2nd: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 9/2 on September 9th: 98.74% 
Alaska AuctionPrints and Posters on September 6th: 98.04% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 9/2 on September 9th: 97.14% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on September 8th: 96.00% 
Heritage AuctionsBooks on September 13th: 95.61% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 9/4 on September 11th: 95.54% 
Aspire AuctionsSeptember Sale: Prints - Internet bidstart 8/31 on September 8th: 94.32% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 8/12 on September 9th: 93.25% 
North American Auction CompanyEarly Frontier, Western & Firearms Auction on August 25th: 92.11% 
Heritage AuctionsLong Beach Expo Currency on September 11th: 91.48% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Modern Literature and Illustrated Books on September 6th: 88.46% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsFine Books and Manuscripts - Dominic's 30th Anniversary Sale on September 12th: 87.15% 
Heritage AuctionsLong Beach Expo Currency on September 11th: 85.59%  

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Christies [Manuscrits et dessins originaux de la Real Expedición Anticuaria] on September 10th Actual price: USD $509,820.
  2. Christies Views in Mexico. on September 10th Actual price: USD $259,260.
  3. Christies Recueil d'épreuves de son Raccolta di varie stampe a Chiaroscuro, tratte dai disegni originali di Francesco Mazzuola, detto il Parmigianino e d'altri insigni autori on September 10th Actual price: USD $210,250.
  4. Christies [Los Caprichos. on September 10th Actual price: USD $174,000.
  5. Christies Antiquities of Mexico: comprising facsimiles of ancient Mexican paintings and hieroglyphics... on September 10th Actual price: USD $130,500.
  6. Christies Los Desastres de la Guerra. on September 10th Actual price: USD $123,250.
  7. Christies Figures de différents caractères de paysage et d'études, dessinées d'après nature...gravées à l'eau-forte par les plus habiles peintres et graveurs du temps. on September 10th Actual price: USD $123,250.
  8. Christies Traité des arbres et arbustes que l'on cultive en France en pleine terre. on September 10th Actual price: USD $116,000.
  9. Christies Les Roses, décrites et classées selon leur ordre naturel par Claude-Antoine Thory. on September 10th Actual price: USD $116,000.
  10. Heritage Auctions Foochow and the River Min. A Series of Photographs. on September 13th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  11. Heritage Auctions [Oiseaux brillans du Brésil. on September 13th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  12. RR Auction Abraham Lincoln Signed Photo on September 12th Actual price: USD $93,050.
  13. Heritage Auctions The Federalist: A Collection of Essays. Written in Favour of the New Constitution, as Agreed Upon by the Federal Convention, September 17, 1787. on September 13th Actual price: USD $87,500.
  14. Christies Views of Ancient Monuments in central America, Chiapas and Yucatan. on September 10th Actual price: USD $75,400.
  15. Christies The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt, & Nuvia. on September 10th Actual price: USD $72,500.
  16. Heritage Auctions Rochester, NY - $50 1902 Red Seal Fr. 665 The NB of Rochester Ch. # (E)8026 on September 11th Actual price: USD $66,000.
  17. Heritage Auctions San Diego, CA - $20 1882 Brown Back Fr. 494 The Consolidated NB Ch. # 3056 on September 11th Actual price: USD $60,000.
  18. Heritage Auctions San Diego, CA - $10 1902 Red Seal Fr. 613 The NB of Commerce Ch. # (P)6869 on September 11th Actual price: USD $54,000.
  19. Heritage Auctions Australia Commonwealth of Australia £100 ND (1924) Pick 9b R69a. on September 11th Actual price: USD $43,200.
  20. Heritage Auctions Australia Commonwealth of Australia £20 ND (1918) Pick 7b R65a. on September 11th Actual price: USD $42,000.
  21. Heritage Auctions San Diego, CA - $5 1882 Brown Back Fr. 467 The First NB Ch. # 3050 on September 11th Actual price: USD $42,000.
  22. Heritage Auctions A Complete Run of Every Sherlock Holmes Story Published in The Strand Magazine. on September 13th Actual price: USD $41,250.
  23. Heritage Auctions San Diego, CA - $5 1902 Date Back Fr. 596 The United States NB Ch. # (P)10391 on September 11th Actual price: USD $40,800.
  24. Christies Voyage à Athènes et à Constantinople, ou Collection de portraits, vues et costumes grecs et ottomans. on September 10th Actual price: USD $40,600.
  25. Christies Voyage pittoresque ou description des royaumes de Naples et de Sicile. on September 10th Actual price: USD $40,600.


4 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Heritage Auctions. Long Beach Expo Currency on September 11th: $4,614,507
Heritage Auctions. Long Beach Expo Currency on September 11th: $2,629,234
Christies. Collection Juan de Beistegui - prints on September 10th: $2,285,925
Heritage Auctions. Books on September 13th: $1,130,825



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

Heritage Auctions. Books on September 13th: 141.25%
Christies. Collection Juan de Beistegui - prints on September 10th: 122.14%
Audap and Mirabaud. Classic Sale - Books, Prints, Autographs on September 12th: 111.68%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Modern Literature and Illustrated Books on September 6th: 107.05%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Fine Books and Manuscripts - Dominic's 30th Anniversary Sale on September 12th: 100.39%


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

Audap and Mirabaud. Classic Sale - Books, Prints, Autographs on September 12th: 100.00%
Over & Above Online Auction and Estate Sales, LLC. BOOKS! MAPS! and MORE! ….. LIVE and Online Auction! on August 29th: 100.00%
Christies. Collection Juan de Beistegui - prints on September 10th: 100.00%
National Book Auctions. Books and Ephemera – Hendrik Andersen, Signed, Limited, etc. on September 2nd: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 9/2 on September 9th: 98.74%
Alaska Auction. Prints and Posters on September 6th: 98.04%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 9/2 on September 9th: 97.14%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on September 8th: 96.00%
Heritage Auctions. Books on September 13th: 95.61%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 9/4 on September 11th: 95.54%
Aspire Auctions. September Sale: Prints - Internet bidstart 8/31 on September 8th: 94.32%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 8/12 on September 9th: 93.25%
North American Auction Company. Early Frontier, Western & Firearms Auction on August 25th: 92.11%
Heritage Auctions. Long Beach Expo Currency on September 11th: 91.48%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Modern Literature and Illustrated Books on September 6th: 88.46%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Fine Books and Manuscripts - Dominic's 30th Anniversary Sale on September 12th: 87.15%
Heritage Auctions. Long Beach Expo Currency on September 11th: 85.59%


37 total sales reported this week:

Audap and Mirabaud. Classic Sale - Books, Prints, Autographs on September 12th: 100.00%
Alaska Auction. Prints and Posters on September 6th: 98.04%
North American Auction Company. Early Frontier, Western & Firearms Auction on August 25th: 92.11%
RR Auction. Fine Autographs and Artifacts; Featuring Royalty - bidstart 8/17 on September 12th: 67.68%
Over & Above Online Auction and Estate Sales, LLC. BOOKS! MAPS! and MORE! ….. LIVE and Online Auction! on August 29th: 100.00%
Trafford Books. Books on August 29th: 78.54%
James D Julia Auctioneers. Fine Art, Asian and Antiques on August 30th: 65.00%
Heritage Auctions. Books on September 13th: 95.61%
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Books - Internet Bidstart 8/30 on September 6th: 32.39%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Americana and Collectibles - Day 3 on August 26th: 61.60%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Americana and Collectibles - Day 2 on August 25th: 60.00%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Americana and Collectibles - Day 1 on August 24th: 45.83%
Aspire Auctions. September Sale: Prints - Internet bidstart 8/31 on September 8th: 94.32%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on September 11th: 74.71%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Fine Books and Manuscripts - Dominic's 30th Anniversary Sale on September 12th: 87.15%
Michaans Auctions. Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs on September 8th: 48.65%
Sothebys. Irish Art - Prints on September 11th: 50.00%
Christies. Collection Juan de Beistegui - prints on September 10th: 100.00%
National Book Auctions. Books and Ephemera – Hendrik Andersen, Signed, Limited, etc. on September 2nd: 100.00%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Photographs and Photobooks on September 12th: 37.30%
Rossini. Online Auction - Prints and Lithographs - Online bidstart 2/2 on February 12th: 3.03%
Rossini. Online Sale: Lithographs, Photos, Works on Paper - Online bidstart 1/25 on February 8th: 15.65%
Rossini. Sale including Prints and Lithographs - Online bidstart 10/20 on November 8th: 26.00%
Rossini. Art Objects - Fine Prints on September 11th: 21.05%
Rossini. Online Sale: Prints - bidstart 7/18 on September 6th: 21.88%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Modern Literature and Illustrated Books on September 6th: 88.46%
PBA Galleries. Fine Books on September 6th: 77.59%
Moreshet Auctions. Judaica: Books and Manuscripts on September 5th: 56.60%
Bruun Rasmussen. KOSTER'S MOTOR BOOKSTORE on September 7th: 0.00%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on September 4th: 79.55%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 9/2 on September 9th: 97.14%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 9/4 on September 11th: 95.54%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on September 8th: 96.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 9/2 on September 9th: 98.74%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 8/12 on September 9th: 93.25%
Heritage Auctions. Long Beach Expo Currency on September 11th: 85.59%
Heritage Auctions. Long Beach Expo Currency on September 11th: 91.48%

 

For the week ahead 28 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Sep. 17th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 72 lots

Tue. Sep. 18th
Sothebys. London. Made in Britain. 81 lots
Sothebys. London. The Erwin Tomash Library of Computing. 944 lots
Il Ponte. Milan. Interior Decoration - Prints and Photographs. 107 lots
PIASA. Paris. Photographs by Casimir Zagourski Heart of Africa Pierre Loos Collection.

Wed. Sep. 19th
Audap and Mirabaud. PARIS. Historical Souvenirs - Prints and Manuscripts. 37 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Online only - Books, Prints. 7 lots
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Prints. 32 lots

Thu. Sep. 20th
Swann Galleries. New York. 19th and 20th Century Prints and Drawings. 601 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 148 lots
Christies. London - King Street. Prints and Multiples. 186 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Ted Watkins Collection of Books and Manuscripts. 309 lots
Ader. PARIS. Books and Photographs. 289 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Remarkable Rarities - bidstart 9/13. 54 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. 1909-11 T206 PSA Set Registry Catalog Auction. 520 lots

Fri. Sep. 21st
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Ornithology - including Books. 111 lots
Skinner. Boston. Fine Prints and Multiples; Photographs. 167 lots
Venator and Hanstein. Köln . Books, Prints and Drawings, Autographs. 567 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Antiques and Accessories - Books and Prints. 73 lots
Venator and Hanstein. Köln . MASTERPIECES OF GRAPHICS OF FIVE CENTURIES. 88 lots

Sat. Sep. 22nd
Venator and Hanstein. Köln . Modern and Contemporary Prints, Modern Books. 446 lots
Heritage Auctions. Chicago. The Art of Ronald McDonald and Friends - The Setmakers Collection. 358 lots
North American Auction Company. Bozeman. September Auction: Books, Prints. 87 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 166 lots

Sun. Sep. 23rd
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 9/16.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 9/16.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 8/26. 216 lots
Carlsen Gallery. Greenville, NY. Anniversary Sale - Books, Prints, Photographs.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Abraham Lincoln, <i>Emancipation Proclamation by the President of the United States,</i> pamphlet, 1862. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Family papers of the distinguished Ruby-Jackson family, Portland, Maine, 1853-1961. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Family papers of the Confederate Vice President Alexander Stephens & the persons who served him, 1866-1907. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Autograph book with inscriptions by orators Moses Roper & Peter Williams, 1821-54. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Archive of letters, postcards, and greeting cards sent by Romare Bearden, 1949-87. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b><br>E. Simms Campbell, <i>A Night-Club Map of Harlem,</i> in inaugural issue of Manhattan, 1933. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Papers of the comedian Nipsey Russell, including a letter from MLK, 1929-2000. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Early German-American anti-slavery broadside, <i>Sclaven-Handel,</i> Philadelphia, 1794. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Edmonia Lewis, prominent sculptor, carte-de-visite by Henry Rocher, c. 1866-71. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b><br><i>The Black Panther: Black Community News Service,</i> 44 issues, San Francisco, 1967-1971. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Ernest Withers, <i>I Am A Man, Sanitation Workers Strike,</i> silver print, 1968. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> <i>March For Freedom Now!,</i> poster for the 1960 Republican Convention. $4,000 to $6,000.
  • <center><b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Books & Works on Paper<br>Including Autographs & Memorabilia<br>31 March 2020</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Mar. 31:</b> Rackham (Arthur). The Old Hag Standing Outside a Cottage, original drawing, signed by the artist, [c.1909]. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Mar. 31:</b> Rowling (J.K.) <i>Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone,</i> FIRST EDITION, first printing, signed by the author, original pictorial wrappers, 1997. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Mar. 31:</b> Castiglione (Giuseppe, after). Twelve plates from <i>Twenty views of the European Palaces of the Yuanming yuan,</i> 1783-1786. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <center><b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Books & Works on Paper<br>Including Autographs & Memorabilia<br>31 March 2020</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Mar. 31:</b> Spanish Antiphonal.- Antiphonal manuscript, [Spain], ca. 1650. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Mar. 31:</b> Almanach de Gotha.- Almost complete run 1769 to 1945, 12mo & 8vo, Gotha, C.W. Ettinger [- Justus Perthes]. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Mar. 31:</b> Bible, Greek.- New Testament [Greek], Novum Iesu Christi D.N. testamentum, ex bibliotheca regia, 2 parts in one, Robert Estienne, Paris, 1550. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <center><b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Books & Works on Paper<br>Including Autographs & Memorabilia<br>31 March 2020</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Mar. 31:</b> Lithgow (William). <i>The Total Discourse of the rare Adventures… from Scotland, to the most famous kingdoms in Europe, Asia, and Affrica…,</i> woodcut illustrations, 4to, I. Oakes, 1640. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Mar. 31:</b> Spanish Interest.-16th -18th Century. Large collection of letters related to prominent members of the Spanish court and clergymen,; v.s., late 16th-mid 18th century. £1,800 to £2,200.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Mar. 31:</b> Darwin (Charles). <i>The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex,</i> 2 vol., FIRST EDITION, first issue8vo, John Murray, 1871. £1,500 to £2,000.
    <center><b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Books & Works on Paper<br>Including Autographs & Memorabilia<br>31 March 2020</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Mar. 31:</b> Loewy (Raymond) ARR. Mickey Mouse, original gouache and air brush illustration of Mickey Mouse, signed by artist., n.p. [1946]. £1,500 to £2,000.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Mar. 31:</b> Potter (Beatrix) & Sendak (Maurice). <i>The Tale of Peter Rabbit,</i> NUMBER 2 OF 250 SIGNED COPIES, WITH AN ORIGINAL DRAWING BY SENDAK, New York, 1995. £1,500 to £2,000.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Mar. 31:</b> Wolstenholm (Jonathan) ARR. Books on Books, original watercolor, signed and dated by the artist, 2005.
  • <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>April Auction<br>April 4, 2020</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Apr. 4:</b> MITCHELL, John (1711-1768). A Map of the British and French Dominions in North America. Copperplate engraving with original hand color. London, 1755. $250,000 to $350,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Apr. 4:</b> AUDUBON, John James (1785 - 1851). Brown Pelican (Standing), Plate 251. Aquatint engraving with original hand color. London, 1827-1838. $175,000 to $225,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Apr. 4:</b> AUDUBON, John James (1785 - 1851). Fish Hawk or Osprey, Plate 81. Aquatint engraving with original hand color. London: 1827-1838. $100,000 to $150,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>April Auction<br>April 4, 2020</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Apr. 4:</b> GONZALES DE MENDOZA, Juan (1545 - 1618). <i>The Historie of the great and mightie kingdome of China…</i> London, 1588. $100,000 to $150,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Apr. 4:</b> VERBIEST, Ferdinand (1623-1688). [World Map] Kun-Yu Ch'uan-Tu. Engraved twelve sheet map with vertical sections joined to form six sheets. Korea, Seoul, c. 1860. $100,000 to $150,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Apr. 4:</b> SANGGI, Chong (1678-1752). Korean Atlas. Manuscript map on mulberry bark paper. C. 1750-1790. $100,000 to $150,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>April Auction<br>April 4, 2020</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Apr. 4:</b> AUDUBON, John James (1785 - 1851). Ivory-billed Woodpecker, Plate 66. Aquatint engraving with original hand color. London, 1827-1838. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Apr. 4:</b> AKERMAN, Anders (1721-1778). & AKREL, Frederik (1779-1868). Pair of Celestial and Terrestrial Globes. Stockholm, c. 1800. 23 inch diameter, each. $60,000 to $100,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Apr. 4:</b> BENNETT, Lieut. William Pyt (d. in action, 1916). AN IMPORTANT AND APPARENTLY UNPUBLISHED SERIES OF GELATIN SILVER PHOTOGRAPHS OF LHASA AND TIBET TAKEN DURING THE CELEBRATED YOUNGHUSBAND MISSION OF 1904. $60,000 to $80,000