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Rare Book Hub: 31 Auctions Archived, Another 37 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 3 November 2018 31 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database, 6 denominated in euros, 7 in British pounds, and 18 in US dollars.  Turnover was $8,118,307 as 8,770 lots were offered and 6,928 sold for a 79% success rate.  There is continuing evidence that buyer desire is outpacing seller interest to consign.  If this becomes a pattern it will suggest that the market is strengthening.

  

2 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Swann GalleriesOld Master Through Modern Prints on November 1st: $1,767,536 
Doyle New YorkPrints 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: 

PIASALibrary of François Mitterrand Modern books: from 1900 to today - Part one on October 29th: 232.57% 
PIASALibrary of François Mitterrand Modern books: from 1900 to the present day - Second part on October 30th: 216.98% 
SothebysA Private View: Property from the Country Home of Christopher Cone and Stanley J. Seeger on October 30th: 182.54% 
TooveysPostcards, Cigarette Cards; Photographs, Autographs, Printed & Manuscript Ephemera on October 30th: 152.95% 
TooveysAutomobilia and Aeronautica on November 2nd: 125.66% 
Doyle New YorkPrints and Multiples on October 22nd: 111.28% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on October 30th: 111.18% 


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

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

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.



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

 

  • <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 Nov 17:</b> Jane Austen, <i>Pride & Prejudice,</i> 3 volumes, first edition, London, 1813. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> John Hancock, Uncommon Privateer Commission, signed as President of Continental Congress, 1777. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> Frank Lloyd Wright, photograph signed & inscribed. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> Abraham Lincoln, document signed conscripting troops for first national draft in U.S., 1863. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> Jane Austen, <i>Sense & Sensibility,</i> 3 volumes, first edition, London, 1811. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> Charles Dickens, <i>American Notes for General Circulation,</i> first edition, inscribed to Richard Henry Dana, Jr., London, 1842. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> John Maynard Keynes, <i>The General Theory of Employment, Interest & Money,</i> first edition, London, 1936. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> Alexandre Raymond, <i>L’Art Islamique en Orient,</i> 2 volumes, first editions, Péra-Constantinople, 1922-24. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> Igor Stravinsky, autograph musical quotation signed, 3 bars from <i>Perséphone,</i> 1936. $1,500 to $2,500.
  • <b>Skinner, Nov. 2 – 12:</b> Laurie, Richard Holmes (1777-1858). <i>Fredonia or the United States of North-America</i> (Lot 1324, Estimate: $8,000-12,000)
    <b>Skinner, Nov. 2 – 12:</b> Stieglitz, Alfred (1864-1946). Edward Steichen's Personal Set of <i>Camera Work, Vol. 1-50</i> (Lot 1073, Estimate: $250,000-350,000)
    <b>Skinner, Nov. 2 – 12:</b> Austen, Jane (1775-1817). Rare Set of Five First Edition Works (Lot 1112, Estimate: $20,000-30,000)
    <center><b>Skinner: Fine Books & Manuscripts<br>November 2 – 12, 2020</b>
    <b>Skinner, Nov. 2 – 12:</b> Whitney, Josiah (1819-1896). <i>The Yosemite Book</i> (Lot 1083, Estimate: $6,000-8,000)
    <b>Skinner, Nov. 2 – 12:</b> Clemens, Samuel L., Theodore Roosevelt, et al. <i>Liber Scriptorum. The First Book of the Authors Club</i> (Lot 1123, Estimate: $3,000-5,000)
    <b>Skinner, Nov. 2 – 12:</b> Leonard, Herman LeRoy Williams (c. 1814-1872). <i>Oregon Territory</i> (Lot 1275, Estimate: $3,000-4,000)
    <center><b>Skinner: Fine Books & Manuscripts<br>November 2 – 12, 2020</b>
    <b>Skinner, Nov. 2 – 12:</b> King, Martin Luther, Jr. (1929-1968). Typed Letter Signed, 12 January, 1959 (Lot 1233, Estimate: $2,000-4,000)
    <b>Skinner, Nov. 2 – 12:</b> <i>Recens Edita totius Novi Belgii, in American Septentrionali,</i> Conrad Lotter, mid-18th century (Lot 1325, Estimate: $2,000-3,000)
    <b>Skinner, Nov. 2 – 12:</b> Hoppe, Emile Otto (1878-1972). <i>Deutsche Arbeit Bilder Vom Wiederaufstieg Deutschlands</i> (Lot 1041, Estimate: $500-700)
    <center><b>Skinner: Fine Books & Manuscripts<br>November 2 – 12, 2020</b>
    <b>Skinner, Nov. 2 – 12:</b> Audubon, John James (1785-1851). Capra Americana, Rocky Mountain Goat, Plate CXXVIII (Lot 1308, Estimate: $600-800)
    <b>Skinner, Nov. 2 – 12:</b> Manuscript Book of Returns from the 8th Massachusetts Regiment of Foot, 1779-1781 (Lot 1208, Estimate: $3,000-5,000)
    <b>Skinner, Nov. 2 – 12:</b> <i>Die Flache.</i> Vienna: Anton Schroll [1910] (Lot 1410, Estimate: $800-1,200)
    <center><b>Skinner: Fine Books & Manuscripts<br>November 2 – 12, 2020</b>
  • <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
  • <b><center>Sotheby’s<br>James Bond: A Collection of<br>Books and Manuscripts<br>The Property of a Gentleman<br>11 November 2020<br>London</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, Nov. 11:</b> FLEMING | <i>Casino Royale,</i> 1953, first edition, presentation copy. £50,000 to £70,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Nov. 11:</b> FLEMING | <i>Live and Let Die,</i> 1954, first edition, presentation copy inscribed to Winston Churchill. £50,000 to £70,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Nov. 11:</b> FLEMING | <i>Moonraker,</i> 1955, first edition, presentation copy inscribed to Raymond Chandler. £70,000 to £100,000.
    <b><center>Sotheby’s<br>James Bond: A Collection of<br>Books and Manuscripts<br>The Property of a Gentleman<br>11 November 2020<br>London</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, Nov. 11:</b> FLEMING | Diamonds are Forever, [1955-56], the final revised typescript. £80,000 to £120,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Nov. 11:</b> FLEMING | <i>The Spy Who Loved Me,</i> 1962, first edition, presentation copy to Robert Kennedy. £35,000 to £50,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Nov. 11:</b> FLEMING | <i>From Russia, With Love,</i> 1957, first edition. £2,000 to £3,000