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Rare Book Hub: 31 Auctions Archived, another 26 Upcoming this Week

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. University Archives Bob Dylan Handwritten Signed Lyrics "The Times They Are A-Changin"', A Timeless Anthem Which Reverberates To All Generations on October 31st Actual price: USD $132,000.
  2. Swann Galleries Le Repas Frugal. on November 1st Actual price: USD $125,000.
  3. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers Aurora Australis. Printed at the Winter Quarters of the British Antarctic Expedition: 1907, During the Winter Months of April, May, June, July 1908. on October 31st Actual price: USD $87,500.
  4. Swann Galleries La Femme au Chapeau (Portrait de Jacqueline à la Fraise et un Chapeau). on November 1st Actual price: USD $81,250.
  5. Sothebys VIOLETT (ROETHEL 178) on October 30th Actual price: USD $71,438.
  6. Sothebys LADY CHATTERLEY'S LOVER. HARMONDSWORTH: PENGUIN, 1960 on October 30th Actual price: USD $71,438.
  7. PIASA Les Hommes de bonne volonté on October 30th Actual price: USD $61,651.
  8. Cowans Auctions Quarter Plate Tintype of Robert E. Lee on Traveller, by A.H. Plecker, 1866 on October 31st Actual price: USD $52,875.
  9. Doyle New York SUNSET (F./S. II.85-88) on October 22nd Actual price: USD $50,000.
  10. Swann Galleries Melencolia I. on November 1st Actual price: USD $47,500.
  11. Cowans Auctions Civil War Ames Presentation Sword to Acting Master James R. Wheeler, USN - USS Kearsarge on October 31st Actual price: USD $47,000.
  12. Doyle New York THE MERRY-GO-ROUND (COPPEL CEP 16) on October 22nd Actual price: USD $45,000.
  13. Sothebys LE POUSSIN (BAER 214) on October 30th Actual price: USD $44,450.
  14. Cowans Auctions Cased Presentation Sword to Surgeon Elisha K. Kane, USN - Mexican War Hero and Famous Arctic Explorer on October 31st Actual price: USD $38,188.
  15. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers Vues des Cordillères, et monumens des peuples indigènes de l'Amérique. on October 31st Actual price: USD $37,500.
  16. Swann Galleries Head of Saskia (Three Heads of Women, One Lightly Etched). on November 1st Actual price: USD $37,500.
  17. Swann Galleries Bust of an Old Bearded Man, Looking down, Three Quarters Right. on November 1st Actual price: USD $37,500.
  18. PIASA De Gaulle on October 30th Actual price: USD $35,568.
  19. Swann Galleries Le Pitre Rose. on November 1st Actual price: USD $35,000.
  20. Swann Galleries Woman with a High Headdress around Chin: Bust. on November 1st Actual price: USD $35,000.
  21. Sothebys OPTICIANS SIGN FOR HILLS SHOP on October 30th Actual price: USD $34,925.
  22. Doyle New York A LETTER (SCHWARTZ 34) on October 22nd Actual price: USD $34,375.
  23. PIASA Notre jeunesse on October 30th Actual price: USD $34,086.
  24. Swann Galleries Bust of a Bearded Old Man with a High Forehead. on November 1st Actual price: USD $33,750.
  25. Swann Galleries La Pâtisserie. on November 1st Actual price: USD $32,500.


2 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Swann Galleries. Old Master Through Modern Prints on November 1st: $1,767,536
Doyle New York. Prints and Multiples on October 22nd: $1,046,500

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

PIASA. Library of François Mitterrand Modern books: from 1900 to today - Part one on October 29th: 232.57%
PIASA. Library of François Mitterrand Modern books: from 1900 to the present day - Second part on October 30th: 216.98%
Sothebys. A Private View: Property from the Country Home of Christopher Cone and Stanley J. Seeger on October 30th: 182.54%
Tooveys. Postcards, Cigarette Cards; Photographs, Autographs, Printed & Manuscript Ephemera on October 30th: 152.95%
Tooveys. Automobilia and Aeronautica on November 2nd: 125.66%
Doyle New York. Prints and Multiples on October 22nd: 111.28%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on October 30th: 111.18%


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

William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Fine Art + Prints - Day I on October 29th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 10/21 on October 28th: 99.58%
PIASA. Library of François Mitterrand Modern books: from 1900 to today - Part one on October 29th: 99.40%
Heritage Auctions. The Feeling Good Collection, Part II Currency Auction - online bidstart 9/30 on October 28th: 99.34%
PIASA. Library of François Mitterrand Modern books: from 1900 to the present day - Second part on October 30th: 99.14%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 10/23 on October 30th: 98.39%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 10/21 on October 28th: 97.77%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 9/30 on October 28th: 94.43%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on October 27th: 94.05%
Sothebys. A Private View: Property from the Country Home of Christopher Cone and Stanley J. Seeger on October 30th: 93.75%
Tooveys. Postcards, Cigarette Cards; Photographs, Autographs, Printed & Manuscript Ephemera on October 30th: 92.74%
Doyle New York. Prints and Multiples on October 22nd: 90.55%
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Antique Railroadiana, The Collection of Phil and Beverly Birks on October 28th: 89.83%
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Fine Art + Prints - Day 2 on October 30th: 89.47%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. The Travel & Exploration Library of Steve and Peggy Fossett Part I on October 31st: 88.73%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on October 30th: 88.64%
Northeast Auctions. The Dingman Collection - Prints and Books on October 28th: 88.00%
Chiswick Auctions. Printed Books: Travel, Natural History, Sporting & Sciences on October 17th: 86.57%
Tooveys. Automobilia and Aeronautica on November 2nd: 86.36%
Cowans Auctions. Treasures of the Civil War on October 31st: 84.18%


31 total sales reported this week:

Tooveys. Automobilia and Aeronautica on November 2nd: 86.36%
Cowans Auctions. Treasures of the Civil War on October 31st: 84.18%
University Archives. Autographed Documents, Manuscripts, Books & Relics on October 31st: 71.73%
Swann Galleries. Old Master Through Modern Prints on November 1st: 65.45%
PBA Galleries. The Joel Harris Collection of Original Illustration Art and Illustrated Books (with additions) on November 1st: 43.33%
Chiswick Auctions. Printed Books: Travel, Natural History, Sporting & Sciences on October 17th: 86.57%
Chiswick Auctions. Autographs and Memorabilia on October 10th: 57.32%
Vermot de Pas. Sporlympique 5: Athlé-auto-aviation-rowing-boxing-circus-cycling-foot-rugby-tennis, omnisport & olym on October 21st: 37.60%
Vermot de Pas. Classic Sale - Books, Prints on October 30th: 53.60%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. The Travel & Exploration Library of Steve and Peggy Fossett Part I on October 31st: 88.73%
Winter Associates. Prints on October 29th: 66.67%
Tooveys. Postcards, Cigarette Cards; Photographs, Autographs, Printed & Manuscript Ephemera on October 30th: 92.74%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 10/23 on October 30th: 98.39%
Sothebys. Collections on October 31st: 50.00%
Sothebys. A Private View: Property from the Country Home of Christopher Cone and Stanley J. Seeger on October 30th: 93.75%
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Fine Art + Prints - Day 2 on October 30th: 89.47%
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Fine Art + Prints - Day I on October 29th: 100.00%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on October 30th: 88.64%
PIASA. Library of François Mitterrand Modern books: from 1900 to the present day - Second part on October 30th: 99.14%
PIASA. Library of François Mitterrand Modern books: from 1900 to today - Part one on October 29th: 99.40%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 9/30 on October 28th: 94.43%
Northeast Auctions. The Dingman Collection - Prints and Books on October 28th: 88.00%
Bruun Rasmussen. Jan Mogensen Illustrations on October 28th: 53.57%
James D Julia Auctioneers. Dolph Gotelli, Holiday Auction on October 25th: 63.58%
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Antique Railroadiana, The Collection of Phil and Beverly Birks on October 28th: 89.83%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. East Anglian Sale, Part 2 - including Books and Maps on October 26th: 65.69%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 10/21 on October 28th: 97.77%
Heritage Auctions. The Feeling Good Collection, Part II Currency Auction - online bidstart 9/30 on October 28th: 99.34%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 10/21 on October 28th: 99.58%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on October 27th: 94.05%
Doyle New York. Prints and Multiples on October 22nd: 90.55%


For the week ahead 37 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Nov. 5th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 91 lots

Tue. Nov. 6th
Aste Bolaffi. Turin. 20th Century Art - prints, photographs. 257 lots
Forum Auctions in Italy. Roma. Online Sale: Antiquarian Books including two collections: Equestrian Books and 16th-century Editions.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 10/30. 772 lots

Wed. Nov. 7th
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Documents. 583 lots
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. BIBLIOTHÈQUE J.C.D. ORIGINAL PRINTS, 1880-1930. 323 lots
Dorotheum . Vienna. Graphic Prints. 212 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Eric P. Newman Collection part X Currency. 432 lots
James D Julia Auctioneers. Fairfield. Militaria - Prints, Books, Manuscripts. 70 lots
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. The World of Cinema. 280 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Current Auction - Featuring JFK - Bidstart 10/19. 817 lots
Zisska and Lacher. Munich. Autumn Book Auction. 2367 lots
Winner's Auctions Ltd. Jerusalem. Winner's Unlimited - Eretz Israel and Zionism. 460 lots

Thu. Nov. 8th
Swann Galleries. New York. Autographs. 374 lots
Bonhams. New York. Modern and Contemporary Prints and Multiples. 173 lots
Christies. Paris. Hiroshi Sugimoto Photographs: The Fossilization of Time. 28 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Motoring Literature, Automobilia. 63 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Food & Drink. 373 lots
Soler Y Llach. Barcelona. LIBRARY "Ausiàs March". 887 lots
Ader. PARIS. Photographs. 361 lots
Christies. Paris. Hiroshi Sugimoto Photographs: The Fossilization of Time. 104 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper.

Fri. Nov. 9th
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Lancaster. Books. 447 lots
Sothebys. Paris. Photographs. 75 lots
Nosbüsch & Stucke. Berlin. Maps, Prints, Posters. 519 lots
Sothebys. Paris. Modernism: Photographs from a Private Collection. 12 lots
Nosbüsch & Stucke. Berlin. Books and Manuscripts. 30 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Aviation, Military & Maritime History - Prints, Manuscripts, Photographs. 39 lots

Sat. Nov. 10th
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs. 30 lots
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Freakatorium: Collection of Johnny Fox. 433 lots
Nosbüsch & Stucke. Berlin. Books and Fine Art Prints. 743 lots
Rago Arts and Auctions. Lambertville. Post War and Contemporary Art - Prints.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. The David and Janice Frent Collection of Presidential & Political Americana, Part 4. 770 lots

Sun. Nov. 11th
Grogan and Company. Dedham. The Fall Auction - Books and Prints.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles Auction - bidstart 10/14. 260 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 11/4.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 11/2.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Francis Scott Key, <i>Star Spangled Banner,</i> first printing, c. 1814-16. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> William Sydney Porter, a.k.a. “O. Henry,” archive of drawings made to illustrate a lost mining memoir, c. 1883-84. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> [Bay Psalm Book], printed for Hezekiah Usher of Boston, Cambridge, c. 1648-65. $50,000 to $75,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Book of Mormon, first edition, Palmyra, 1830. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> <i>Noticia estraordinario,</i> probable first announcement in Mexico City of the fall of the Alamo, 1836. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Patrick Gass, first edition of earliest first-hand account of the Lewis and Clarke expedition, Pittsburgh, 1807. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Diploma from the Princeton Class of 1783, commencement attended by Washington & Continental Congress. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> <i>Sprague Light Cavalry!</i> color-printed broadside, NY, 1863. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> <i>The Lincoln & Johnson Union Campaign Songster,</i> Philadelphia, 1864. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Lucy Parsons, labor organizer, albumen cabinet card, New York, 1886. $800 to $1,200.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Daniel L.F. Swift, journal as third mate on a Pacific Whaling voyage, 1848-1850. $3,000 to $4,0000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Two photos of Thomas Moran, Grand Canyon, silver prints, 1901. $1,500 to $2,500.
  • <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Helvelius. Two Autograph Letters Signed to Francis Aston, Royal Society Secretary, noting his feud with Robert Hooke, 5 pp total, 1685. $70,000 to $100,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Newton, Isaac. Autograph manuscript on God, 4 pp, c.1710, "In the beginning was the Word...."?$100,000 to $150,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. First edition, first issue. Untrimmed copy in contemporary boards. $30,000 to $50,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Lincoln, Abraham. Signed photograph, beardless portrait with Civil War provenance. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> IMPEACHMENT. Original engrossed copy of the first Andrew Johnson impeachment resolution vote. $120,000 to $180,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Mucha, Alphonse. 11 original pencil drawings for?<i>Andelicek z Baroku,</i> "Litte Baroque Angel," Prague, 1929. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Einstein, Albert. Annotated Galley Proofs for <i>The Meaning of Relativity.</i> 1921. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Silverstein, Shel. Original maquette for <i>The Giving Tree,</i> 34 original drawings. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Roth, Philip. Typed Manuscript with substantial autograph corrections for an unpublished sequel to <i>The Breast.</i> $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Taupin, Bernie. Autograph Manuscript, the original draft of lyrics for Elton John's "Candle in the Wind," 2 pp, 1973. $100,000 to $150,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> HARVEY, WILLIAM. <i>De Motu Cordis et Sanguinis in Animalibus Anatomica Exercitatio.</i> Padua: 1643. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> CESALPINO, ANDREA. <i>Peripateticarum Quaestionum Libri Quinque.</i> Venice: 1571. $30,000 to $40,000.
  • <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> Leon TOLSTOÏ. <i>Anna Karenina.</i> Moscou, 1878. First and full edition of the Russian novel, in the author’s language.<br>Est. 3 000 / 4 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> Mark TWAIN. <i>Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's comrade).</i> New York, 1885. First American edition.<br>Est. 5 000 / 6 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> Walt WHITMAN. <i>Leaves of Grass.</i> Brooklyn, New York, 1856. Second edition gathering 32 poems. Est. 3 000 / 4 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> Karen BLIXEN. <i>Out of Africa.</i> Londres, 1937. First edition in the UK, before Danish translation and American release.<br>Est. 1 500 / 2 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> Ernest HEMINGWAY. <i>A Farewell to Arms.</i> New York, 1929. First edition with $2.50 on the dust and A on the copyright page.<br>Est. 2 000 / 3 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> James JOYCE. <i>Ulysses.</i> Paris, Shakespeare and Company, 1922. First edition published by Sylvia Beach. Est. 3 000 / 4 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> James JOYCE. <i>Dubliners.</i> Londres, 1914. First edition. Nice copy in publisher’s cardboard. Est. 2 000 / 3 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> Franz KAFKA. 8 novels in German first edition, published in München, Leipzig and Berlin 1916-1931. Est. from 300 / 400 to 2 000 / 3 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> David Herbert LAWRENCE. <i>Lady Chatterley's Lover.</i> Florence, 1928. Privately printed first edition. Est. 4 000 / 5 000 €
    John STEINBECK. <i>The Grapes of Wrath.</i> New York, 1939. First edition. Nice copy with $2.75 on the cover. Est. 1 000 / 1 200 €