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Rare Book Hub: 26 Auctions Archived, another 39 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 13 October 2018 24 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 8 denominated in euros, 1 in British pounds, and 15 in US dollars.  Turnover was $11,807,382 as 6,218 lots were offered and 4,842 sold for a 78% success rate.

 

For the week ahead 39 auctions are scheduled.

 

3 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

SothebysLibrary R. & BL VII, 19th century (1840-1898). Original editions - Journals - Letters and autograph on October 9th: $3,998,624 
ChristiesPhotographs on October 5th: $3,297,563 
ChristiesAn American Journey: The Diann G. and Thomas A. Mann Collection of Photographic Masterworks on October 5th: $2,470,000 



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

Binoche et Giquello19TH CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE MIDDLE-EAST AND ETHNIC JEWELLERY - ONLINE AUCTION - bidstart 9/18 on October 1st: 286.99% 
De Baecque and AssociesPosters - Prints on October 5th: 142.08% 
SothebysLibrary R. & BL VII, 19th century (1840-1898). Original editions - Journals - Letters and autograph on October 9th: 119.05% 

  

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Christies Identical twins, Roselle, N.J., 1966 on October 5th Actual price: USD $732,500.
  2. Sothebys LETTRE AUTOGRAPHE À SA SŒUR ISABELLE, SIGNÉE, DATÉE MARSEILLE LE 10 JUILLET 1891 on October 9th Actual price: USD $465,750.
  3. Christies Woman in Moroccan Palace (Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn), Marrakech, 1951 on October 5th Actual price: USD $372,500.
  4. Christies Memphis, 1972 on October 5th Actual price: USD $372,500.
  5. Christies The Terminal, New York, 1893 on October 5th Actual price: USD $225,000.
  6. Sothebys LETTRE AUTOGRAPHE À SA MÈRE ET À SA SŒUR, SIGNÉE RIMBAUD, DATÉE MARSEILLE VENDREDI 23 MAI 1891 [SIC POUR LE JEUDI 21 MAI 1891], on October 9th Actual price: USD $201,250.
  7. Christies Pepper No. 30, 1930 on October 5th Actual price: USD $187,500.
  8. Christies White Angel Bread Line, San Francisco, 1933 on October 5th Actual price: USD $175,000.
  9. Christies Migrant Mother, Nipomo, California, 1936 on October 5th Actual price: USD $162,500.
  10. Sothebys LETTRE AUTOGRAPHE SIGNÉE À SA FAMILLE, DATÉE DE ADEN LE 10 SEPTEMBRE 1884. on October 9th Actual price: USD $143,750.
  11. Sothebys [LE TOMBEAU D’EDGAR POE]. POÈME AUTOGRAPHE SIGNÉ DU MONOGRAMME SM [VERS 1889], AVEC ENVOI À EDMUND GOSSE on October 9th Actual price: USD $126,500.
  12. Sothebys LES CHANTS DE MALDOROR. on October 9th Actual price: USD $126,500.
  13. Christies Magnolia Blossom, 1925 on October 5th Actual price: USD $125,000.
  14. Christies Allie Mae Burroughs, Hale County, Alabama, 1936 on October 5th Actual price: USD $125,000.
  15. Christies Fort Peck Dam, Montana, 1936 on October 5th Actual price: USD $125,000.
  16. Sothebys [AURÉLIA]. MANUSCRIT AUTOGRAPHE, on October 9th Actual price: USD $117,875.
  17. Christies Nude, 1934 on October 5th Actual price: USD $112,500.
  18. Christies Roadside Stand near Birmingham, Alabama, 1936 on October 5th Actual price: USD $112,500.
  19. Christies Industrial Study No. 2, 1935 on October 5th Actual price: USD $106,250.
  20. Christies Two Sisters, 1928 on October 5th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  21. Christies Jpeg NY06, 2005 on October 5th Actual price: USD $81,250.
  22. Christies Frozen Foods, New York, 1977 on October 5th Actual price: USD $81,250.
  23. Christies Blind Woman, New York, 1916 on October 5th Actual price: USD $75,000.
  24. Sothebys LETTRE AUTOGRAPHE À SA SŒUR ISABELLE, SIGNÉE RD, DATÉE MARSEILLE 29 JUIN . on October 9th Actual price: USD $71,875.
  25. Sothebys LETTRE AUTOGRAPHE À SA SŒUR ISABELLE, SIGNÉE RIMBAUD, DATÉE MARSEILLE LE 24 JUIN 1891. on October 9th Actual price: USD $71,875.

 

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

Leland Little Auctions. The Collection of NOA Living presented by Leland Little Auctions and Iron Horse Auction Co. - Poster on October 5th: 100.00%
National Book Auctions. Select Language?? Books and Ephemera – Americana, Indians, Polar Exploration, Civil War, etc. on September 30th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 9/30 on October 7th: 99.33%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 10/2 on October 9th: 98.33%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 9/30 on October 7th: 97.76%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on October 6th: 95.18%
Alaska Auction. Prints, Advertising on October 4th: 95.08%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 9/9 on October 7th: 93.68%
Forum Auctions in Italy. NO RESERVE Online Sale: A Bibliophile's Bibliographic Library on October 10th: 92.93%
Binoche et Giquello. 19TH CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE MIDDLE-EAST AND ETHNIC JEWELLERY - ONLINE AUCTION - bidstart 9/18 on October 1st: 86.54%
De Baecque and Associes. Posters - Prints on October 5th: 84.70%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Maps and Atlases on October 11th: 84.24%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on October 9th: 83.78%
Case Antiques, Inc.. Books, Prints on October 6th: 80.81%


24 total sales reported this week:

RR Auction. Autographs and Artifacts - Internet bidstart 9/26 on October 10th: 62.13%
PBA Galleries. Rare Golf Books & Memorabilia on October 11th: 64.10%
Case Antiques, Inc.. Books, Prints on October 6th: 80.81%
Dorotheum . October Auction - Modern Prints on October 11th: 54.90%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Maps and Atlases on October 11th: 84.24%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 10/2 on October 9th: 98.33%
Binoche et Giquello. 19TH CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE MIDDLE-EAST AND ETHNIC JEWELLERY - ONLINE AUCTION - bidstart 9/18 on October 1st: 86.54%
Forum Auctions in Italy. NO RESERVE Online Sale: A Bibliophile's Bibliographic Library on October 10th: 92.93%
Sothebys. Library R. & BL VII, 19th century (1840-1898). Original editions - Journals - Letters and autograph on October 9th: 71.25%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 9/9 on October 7th: 93.68%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on October 9th: 83.78%
Pandolfini. Works on Paper: 15th-19th Century - Prints on October 3rd: 40.00%
Alaska Auction. Prints, Advertising on October 4th: 95.08%
Christies. Photographs on October 5th: 66.30%
Christies. An American Journey: The Diann G. and Thomas A. Mann Collection of Photographic Masterworks on October 5th: 54.69%
Leland Little Auctions. The Collection of NOA Living presented by Leland Little Auctions and Iron Horse Auction Co. - Poster on October 5th: 100.00%
De Baecque and Associes. Old and Modern Books on September 28th: 51.59%
De Baecque and Associes. Posters - Prints on October 5th: 84.70%
Winter Associates. Prints on October 1st: 78.57%
National Book Auctions. Select Language?? Books and Ephemera – Americana, Indians, Polar Exploration, Civil War, etc. on September 30th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 9/30 on October 7th: 99.33%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 9/30 on October 7th: 97.76%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on October 6th: 95.18%
J & J LUBRANO MUSIC ANTIQUARIANS LLC. Printed Music on October 6th: 22.72%


For the week ahead 39 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Oct. 15th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 88 lots
Sothebys. New York. Gallison Hall: The James F. Scott Collection. 33 lots

Tue. Oct. 16th
Swann Galleries. New York. Early Printed, Medical, Scientific and Travel Books. 276 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Geography. 193 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 10/9. 720 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Miscellanea. 219 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Literature, Children's Books. 182 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Manuscripts, Incunables, Theology, Paper Antiquities. 283 lots

Wed. Oct. 17th
Chiswick Auctions. London. Printed Books: Travel, Natural History, Sporting & Sciences. 283 lots
ALDE. Paris. Library of an Amateur - Modern Illustrated Books and Bindings. 363 lots
Purcell Auctioneers. Birr. Autumn Book Sale.
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Art and Architecture Around the World. 121 lots
Sothebys. London. The Midas Touch - John Keats Book. 1 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Ed Asner Family Center Fundraiser Internet Comic Art -Online bidstart 10/3. 68 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Collection National Economy and State Philosophy. 1032 lots

Thu. Oct. 18th
Swann Galleries. New York. Artists and Amateurs: Photographs and Photobooks. 432 lots
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Cape Town. Books - Internet Bidstart 10/11. 462 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Literature & Poetry. 558 lots
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Photographs by Josef Sudek. 142 lots
Charlton Hall. West Columbia, SC. Estates and Private Collections - Day 1. 38 lots
Tajan. Paris. Books and Manuscripts. 183 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Fall Sports Memorabilia. 1530 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Cornucopia of Collectibles.
RR Auction. Amherst. Space and Aviation - Internet bidstart 10/11. 694 lots
Sothebys. New York. Prints and Multiples. 442 lots
Sothebys. Paris. The Collection of Renand-Chapet. 7 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Modern Literature and Art Documentation. 742 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Autographs. 476 lots

Fri. Oct. 19th
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Autographs/Historic Manuscripts. 217 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Fine and Decorative Arts - Prints, Books, etc.. 107 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Cornucopia of Collectibles- 2018 October Auction - session 2.
Charlton Hall. West Columbia, SC. Estates and Private Collections - Day 2.

Sat. Oct. 20th
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Cleveland. Fine Art - Prints. 182 lots
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Houdiniana. 244 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Cornucopia of Collectibles- 2018 October Auction - session 3.

Sun. Oct. 21st
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 10/14.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 10/14.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 9/23. 280 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Cornucopia of Collectibles- 2018 October Auction - session 4.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> MACHIAVELLI, Niccolò. <i>Nicholas Machiavel's Prince. Also, The life of Castruccio Castracani of Lucca…</i> Translated by Edward Dacres. London, 1640. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> FILSON, John. <i>The Discovery, Settlement and present State of Kentucke: and An Essay towards the Topography, and Natural History of that important Country…</i> Wilmington, Del.: James Adams, 1784. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> ELUARD, Paul. <i>Un poeme dans chaque livre.</i> Paris: Louis Broder, 1956. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> LEWIS, James Otto. [<i>Aboriginal Port Folio.</i> Philadelphia: Published by the Author, 1835-1836]. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> [ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS]. BOOK OF HOURS, use of Rome, in Latin. [Southern Netherlands (Ghent or Bruges), c.1460]. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> MORE, Thomas, Sir. <i>The Workes ... wrytten by him in the Englysh tongue.</i> Edited by William Rastell. London, 1557. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> [KELMSCOTT PRESS]. MORRIS, William. <i>Love is Enough.</i> Hammersmith: The Kelmscott Press, 1897. $5,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> LINCOLN, Abraham. Autograph endorsement signed as President (“A. Lincoln”), 24 February 1863. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> WASHINGTON, George. Address panel with autograph free frank signed ("G:o Washington"), as Commander in Chief of the Continental Army, 5 August 1777. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> GOREY, Edward. <i>The Beastly Baby.</i> N.p.: The Fantod Press, 1962. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> FROST, Robert. Photographic reproduction signed and inscribed ("Robert Frost”), to R.V. Thornton, 1955. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> GOREY, Edward. <i>The Bug Book.</i> New York: Looking Glass Library, 1959. $500 to $700.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Book of Hours with Illuminated Miniatures, France, mid-15th century. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Conradus de Alemania [Halberstadt the Elder], <i>Concordantiae Bibliorum,</i> Strassburg, 1474. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Christopher Marlowe, <i>The Jew of Malta,</i> London, 1633. Earliest extant edition of this antiauthoritarian Elizabethan play. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b><br>Sir Isaac Newton, <i>The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy,</i> first edition in English, 2 volumes, London, 1729. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> John Rae, <i>Narrative of an Expedition to the Shores of the Arctic Sea in 1846 and 1847,</i> first edition, London, 1850. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Philip Pittman, <i>The Present State of the European Settlements on the Mississippi…,</i> first edition, London, 1770. $10,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Cyanotype of an anatomy class at Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1895. $300 to $400.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Equine veterinary formulary, manuscript on paper, East Earl, Pennsylvania, circa 1860. $400 to $600.
  • <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> REGAMEY, Felix (1844-1906). Unique drawing showing Verlaine and Rimbaud in London, September 1872. €70,000 to 100,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> LABORDE, Alexandre de (1773-1842). <i>Voyage pittoresque et historique de l’Espagne.</i> Paris : 1806-1820. €20,000 to 30,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> BOCCACE, Jean (1313-1375). <i>Il Decamerone…</i> Venise : Gabriele Giolito di Ferrari, 1542.<br>€ 12,000 to 15,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> LAMBERT, Yvon (1936). Full collection of writings from <i>Une rêverie émanée de mes loisirs.</i> Paris : 1992 - 2018. €50,000 to 70,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> JOUVE, Paul (1878-1973) -- KIPLING, Rudyard (1865-1936). <i>La Chasse de Kaa.</i> Paris : Javal & Bourdeaux, 1930. €2,000 to 3,000