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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

 

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Abraham Lincoln, Emancipation Proclamation by the President of the United States, pamphlet, 1862. Sold May 7 for $11,875.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Family papers of the distinguished Ruby-Jackson family, Portland, Maine, 1853-1961. Sold May 7 for $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> E. Simms Campbell, A Night-Club Map of Harlem, in inaugural issue of Manhattan, 1933. Sold May 7 for $27,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Papers of the comedian Nipsey Russell, including a letter from MLK, 1929-2000. Sold May 7 for $17,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Edmonia Lewis, prominent sculptor, carte-de-visite by Henry Rocher, c. 1866-71. Sold May 7 for $5,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> The Black Panther: Black Community News Service, 44 issues, San Francisco, 1967-1971. Sold May 7 for $6,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Ernest Withers, I Am A Man, Sanitation Workers Strike, silver print, 1968. Sold May 7 for $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> March For Freedom Now!, poster for a protest on the 1960 Republican Convention. Sold May 7 for $17,500.
  • <b>Koller International Auctions: Books [and] Manuscripts & Autographs. June 15, 2020</b>
    <b>Koller, Jun. 15:</b> INCUNABULA -Fridolin, Stephan. <i>Schatzbehalter.</i> With 96 (including 5 repeated) full-page text woodcuts. Nürnberg, 1491.<br>€ 39 470 / 57 020
    <b>Koller, Jun. 15:</b> Kokoschka, Oskar. <i>Die Träumenden Knaben (The Dreaming Boys).</i> With 11 original lithographs. Vienne, 1908.<br>€ 35 090 / 52 630
    <b>Koller, Jun. 15:</b> Third Bessarion Master (active in Lombard in the third quarter of the 15th century). Leaf from a gradual, 1455-60.<br>€ 21 930 / 30 700
    <b>Koller, Jun. 15:</b> Picasso, Pablo - Delgado, José alias Pepe Illo. <i>La Tauromaquia o arte de torear.</i> With 26 original aquatints and 1 original etching by Picasso.<br>€ 21 930 / 35 090
    <b>Koller International Auctions: Books [and] Manuscripts & Autographs. June 15, 2020</b>
    <b>Koller, Jun. 15:</b> Linschoten, Jan Huygen van. <i>Itinerario, Voyage ofte Schipvaert naer Oost ofte Portugaels Indien…</i> Amsterdam, 1595.<br>€ 17 540 / 26 320
    <b>Koller, Jun. 15:</b> CHILDREN’S BOOKS - Meggendorfer, Lothar. <i>Nah und Fern. Ein Tierbilderbuch zum Ziehen.</i> With 8 coloured, lithographed plates.<br>€ 530 / 790
    <b>Koller, Jun. 15:</b> DANSE MACABRE - Bille, Edmond. <i>Une Danse macabre.</i> With 20 coloured woodcuts. Lausanne, 1919. Large folio.<br>€ 610 / 880
    <b>Koller, Jun. 15:</b> Dexel, Walter. A collection of 7 invitation cards from the Kunstverein Jena, each typographically designed by W. Dexel. Jena, 1924-1928. Each 10.5 x 14.8 cm.<br>€ 530 / 790
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  • <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>Including Americana<br>Live and Online<br>June 23, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Jun. 23:</b> [SUPREME COURT JUSTICES]. A very extensive collection of 203 letters, documents and signatures. A COMPLETE COLLECTION OF THE SUPREME COURT JUSTICES, JOHN JAY THROUGH WILLIAM REHNQUIST. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Jun. 23:</b> ZATTA, Antonio. <i>Atlante Novissimo.</i> Venice: Antonio Zatta, 1775-1785. ONE OF THE FINEST WORLD ATLASES issued in Italy in the 18th century. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Jun. 23:</b> [CHICAGO HISTORY] -- [COLUMBUS, Christopher]. Monumental historiated and embroidered panel of the MADE FOR THE 1893 COLUMBIAN EXHIBITION IN CHICAGO. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>Including Americana<br>Live and Online<br>June 23, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Jun. 23:</b> [MONASTERY HILL BINDING]. AINSWORTH, William Harrison. <i>Historical Romances.</i> Philadelphia, n.d. A fine early exhibition binding by the Monastery Hill Bindery. $6,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Jun. 23:</b> [ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM]. New York: Tiber Press, [1960]. 4 volumes. LIMITED EDITION, number 119 of 200 COPIES, EACH SIGNED BY THE POET AND ARTIST. $6,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Jun. 23:</b> GRATIANUS, the Canonist. <i>Decretum.</i> Venedig: Petrus de Plasiis, 25 January 1483. Second quarto edition. FIRST PAGE ILLUMINATED BY A CONTEMPORARY ARTIST. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>Including Americana<br>Live and Online<br>June 23, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Jun. 23:</b> [ABOLITIONISTS]. <i>William Lloyd Garrison. The Story of his Life.</i> New York, 1885. ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS FROM SEVERAL NOTABLE ABOLITIONISTS neatly bound in throughout. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Jun. 23:</b> ANSON, George. <i>A Voyage round the World, In the Years 1740... 1744.</i> London: John and Paul Knapton for the author, 1748. FIRST EDITION. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Jun. 23:</b> Blank railroad ledger, "Compagnie des Chemins de fer de l'Ouest" (spine title). N.p., 1909. A MONUMENTAL 20th-CENTURY ART NOUVEAU BINDING. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>Including Americana<br>Live and Online<br>June 23, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Jun. 23:</b> [MINIATURE ROOM] -- [FLEMING, John (1910-1987)]. Miniature of his 57th Street Library and Gallery. JOHN F. FLEMING'S BARONIAL 57TH STREET GALLERY. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Jun. 23:</b> [SANGORSKI & SUTCLIFFE BINDING]. CHESTERTON, G.K. <i>Five Types: A Book of Essays.</i> London, 1910. LIMITED EDITION, number 3 of 30 copies on vellum SIGNED BY GEORGE SUTCLIFFE. $400 to $500.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Jun. 23:</b> [KELMSCOTT PRESS]. <i>When Adam Delved and Eve Span....</i> [Ancoats Brotherhood, 1894-5]. LIMITED EDITION, one of 250 copies printed. $500 to $700.