• <b>Doyle, The Estate of Oleg Cassini. June 27</b>
    <b>Doyle, The Estate of Oleg Cassini:</b> KENNEDY ONASSIS, JACQUELINE Typed letter signed to Oleg Cassini. $400 to $600
    <b>Doyle, The Estate of Oleg Cassini:</b> [CASSINI-KENNEDY FASHIONS] Important archives related to the development of fashions for Mrs. Kennedy… $4,000 to $6,000
    <b>Doyle, The Estate of Oleg Cassini:</b> [CASSINI-KENNEDY FASHIONS] Detailed ledger of the Kennedy White House years… $500 to $800
    <b>Doyle, The Estate of Oleg Cassini:</b> KELLY, GRACE. Four autograph letters to Oleg Cassini. $5,000 to $8,000
    <b>Doyle, The Estate of Oleg Cassini. June 27</b>
    <b>Doyle, The Estate of Oleg Cassini:</b> CASSINI, OLEG. Group of Kennedy-era original fashion sketches. $1,000 to $1,500
    <b>Doyle, The Estate of Oleg Cassini:</b> KENNEDY ONASSIS, JACQUELINE. Autograph letter signed to Oleg Cassini. $800 to $1,200
    <b>Doyle, The Estate of Oleg Cassini:</b> CASSINI, OLEG. Fashion sketch titled “Mrs. Kennedy-Palais de Versailles-State Dinner.” $800 to $1,200
    Doyle, The Estate of Oleg Cassini: [CASSINI, OLEG - KENNEDY, JACQUELINE.] Group of approximately 130 original fashion designs… $800 to $1,200.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Ian Fleming, <i>Goldfinger,</i> first edition, inscribed to Sir Henry Cotton, MBE, London, 1959. Sold for $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Joseph Brant, Mohawk Chief, ALS, writing after pledging support to King George III against American rebels, 1776. Sold for a record $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Sonia Delaunay, <i>Ses Peintures</i> . . ., 20 pochoir plates, Paris, 1925. Sold for a record $13,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Diana, Princess of Wales, 6 autograph letters signed to British <i>Vogue</i> editor, 1989-92. Sold for $10,400.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Alexander Hamilton, ALS, as Secretary of the Treasury covering costs of the new U.S. Mint, 1793. Sold for $12,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Benjamin Graham & David L. Dodd, <i>Security Analysis,</i> first edition, inscribed by Graham to a Wall Street trader, NY, 1934. Sold for $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> George Barbier & François-Louis Schmied, <i>Personnages de Comédie,</i> Paris, 1922. Sold for $9,375.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Alphonse Mucha, <i>Ilsée, Princesse de Tripoli,</i> Paris, 1897. Sold for a record $13,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Ralph Waldo Emerson, <i>The Dial,</i> first edition of the reconstituted issue, Emerson’s copy with inscriptions, Cincinnati, 1860. Sold for a record $3,250.
  • <center><b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>The Library and Picture Collection of the late Martin Woolf Orskey<br>June 26</b>
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 26:</b> Book of Hours. Illuminated manuscript, Flanders or northern France, c. 1450. With 12 full-page illuminated miniatures. £10,000 to £15,000
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 26:</b> Zahrawi, Abu’-Qasim, al- (c. 936-1013). <i>Albucasis chirurgicorum omnium,</i> Strasbourg, 1532. The first comprehensive illustrated treatise on surgery. £3,000 to £5,000
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 26:</b> Milles, Thomas. <i>The Custumers Alphabet and Primer,</i> 1608. Gilt supralibros of 17th-century English bibliophile Edward Gwynn. £2,000 to £3,000
    <center><b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>The Library and Picture Collection of the late Martin Woolf Orskey<br>June 26</b>
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 26:</b> Guillemeau, Jacques. <i>Child-Birth or, the Happy Deliverie of Women,</i> 1st edition in English, 1612. The second midwifery manual printed in English. £1,500 to £2,000
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 26:</b> Rabisha, William. <i>The Whole Body of Cookery Dissected,</i> 1st edition, 1661. Rare. Five copies in libraries. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 26:</b> Royal binding. <i>An Abridgment of the English Military Discipline,</i> 1678. Contemporary red goatskin gilt by Samuel Mearne for Charles II (1630-1865). £1,500 to £2,000
    <center><b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>The Library and Picture Collection of the late Martin Woolf Orskey<br>June 26</b>
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 26:</b> Pallavicino, Ferrante. <i>The Whores Rhetorick,</i> 1st edition in English, 1683. Rare anti-Jesuit satire. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 26:</b> Swift, Jonathan. <i>The Benefit of Farting,</i> 1st London edition, 1722. Teerink 19. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 26:</b> Edwards, George. <i>Natural History of Uncommon Birds</i> [and] <i>Gleanings of Natural History,</i> 7 volumes, 1743-64. Contemporary tree calf, 362 hand-coloured engraved plates. £8,000 to £12,000
    <center><b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>The Library and Picture Collection of the late Martin Woolf Orskey<br>June 26</b>
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 26:</b> Campbell, Patrick. <i>Travels in the Interior Inhabited Parts of North America,</i> 1st edition, 1793. Howes C101; Sabin 10264. Uncut in original boards. £5,000 to £8,000
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 26:</b> Hearne, Samuel. <i>A Journey from Prince of Wales's Fort in Hudson's Bay, to the Northern Ocean,</i> 1st edition, 1795. Sabin 31181. Large-paper copy. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 26:</b> Edgeworth, Maria. <i>The Match Girl, A Novel,</i> 1808. £1,000 to £1,500
  • <b>Chiswick Auctions:</b> Rowling (J.K). <i>Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone,</i> FIRST EDITION, first issue, 1997. £15,000 to £20,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, seeking consignments:</b> Thornton (Samuel). <i>A Large Drought of the North Part of China Shewing…the Harbour of Chusan,</i> copper engraved map, 1711. £600 to £800
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, seeking consignments:</b> Stuart (Helen). Portrait of a Maori, over-painted gelatin silver print, signed and dated, 1885. £4,000 to £6,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, seeking consignments:</b> Picasso (Pablo). Minotaure vaincu, plate 89 from La Suite Vollard , signed, Paris, 1939. £4,000 to £5,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, seeking consignments:</b> Pissarro (Camille). Vachère au Bord de l'Eau, NUMBER 14 OF 100 PROOFS, etching, 1890. £800 to £1,200
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, seeking consignments:</b> Einstein (Albert). Copy of typewritten script of the episode "The Atom" of the TV programme "Your World Tomorrow", signed by Einstein. £2,000 to £3,000

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Rare Book Hub: 39 Auctions Archived, Another 22 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 17 November 2018 39 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 14 denominated in euros, 2 in British pounds, and 23 in US dollars.  Turnover was $17,614,300 as 15,397 lots were offered and 11,466 sold for a 74% success rate.

  

4 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 


Binoche et GiquelloBIBLIOTHÈQUE R. ET B. L., ORIGINAL PRINTS FROM XIXTH C. on October 9th: $4,028,031 
SothebysTravel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History on November 13th: $2,684,102 
Doyle New YorkRare Books, Autographs & Maps on November 13th: $1,392,319 
Kestenbaum and CompanyTHE VALMADONNA TRUST LIBRARY: FURTHER SELECTIONS FROM THE HISTORIC COLLECTION. * HEBREW PRINTING IN on November 15th: $1,299,875 



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

Potter and Potter AuctionsFreakatorium: Collection of Johnny Fox on November 10th: 159.48% 
Doyle New YorkRare Books, Autographs & Maps on November 13th: 145.87% 
ChristiesJaponisme on November 15th: 133.84% 
Burgersdijk and NiermansRare Books on November 14th: 126.86% 
Binoche et GiquelloBIBLIOTHÈQUE R. ET B. L., ORIGINAL PRINTS FROM XIXTH C. on October 9th: 122.16% 
Leslie Hindman AuctioneersFine Cartographic and Printed Americana Collection of Evelyn and Eric Newman on November 12th: 114.38% 
Leslie Hindman AuctioneersFine Books and Manuscripts on November 13th: 106.87% 


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

Heritage AuctionsEric P. Newman Collection part X Currency on November 10th: 99.54% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 11/4 on November 11th: 99.20% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 11/2 on November 11th: 98.89% 
Leslie Hindman AuctioneersFine Cartographic and Printed Americana Collection of Evelyn and Eric Newman on November 12th: 97.50% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on November 10th: 96.84% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 11/6 on November 13th: 96.02% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles Auction - bidstart 10/14 on November 11th: 95.38% 
North American Auction CompanyEarly American Indian and Western Auction on October 27th: 95.19% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsFreakatorium: Collection of Johnny Fox on November 10th: 95.15% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on November 13th: 92.59% 
Heritage AuctionsThe David and Janice Frent Collection of Presidential & Political Americana, Part 4 on November 11th: 91.69% 
ChristiesJaponisme on November 15th: 88.24% 
FreemansModern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs on November 13th: 87.72% 
Swann Galleries19th and 20th Century Literature on November 13th: 86.64% 
Burgersdijk and NiermansRare Books on November 14th: 86.28% 
Il PonteInterior Decoration - Photographs, Books on November 15th: 86.05% 
Doyle New YorkRare Books, Autographs & Maps on November 13th: 85.28% 

  

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys DIALOGO NUPERRIME EDITO GENUE IN 1512. CONTIENE SOTTO COMPENDIO... on November 13th Actual price: USD $605,800.
  2. Binoche et Giquello Lettre autographe à sa soeur Isabelle, signée, datée Marseille le 10 Juillet 1891 on October 9th Actual price: USD $474,600.
  3. Kestenbaum and Company “HEBREW PRINTING IN AMERICA, 1735-1926” <<The Yosef Goldman Collection.>> Containing c. 1,009 titles built over many decades of careful, intelligent and assiduous pursuit. In his two-volume Catalogue entitled: Hebrew Printing in America: A History and Ann on November 15th Actual price: USD $412,500.
  4. Doyle New York A Mapp of New England by John Seller, Hydrographer to the King. on November 13th Actual price: USD $343,750.
  5. Sothebys CIVITATES ORBIS TERRARUM. on November 13th Actual price: USD $340,600.
  6. Christies Soir on November 15th Actual price: USD $211,875.
  7. Binoche et Giquello Lettre autographe à sa mère et à sa soeur, signée Rimbaud, datée Marseille Vendredi 23 Mai 1891 [sic pour le jeudi 21 mai 1891] on October 9th Actual price: USD $199,925.
  8. Binoche et Giquello Lettre autographe signée à sa famille, datée de Aden le 10 septembre 1884 on October 9th Actual price: USD $146,900.
  9. Binoche et Giquello [Le Tombeau d'Edgar Poe]. Poème autographe signé du monogramme SM on October 9th Actual price: USD $129,272.
  10. Binoche et Giquello Les Chants de Maldoror. on October 9th Actual price: USD $125,667.
  11. Binoche et Giquello [Aurélia]. Manuscrit autographe, on October 9th Actual price: USD $120,458.
  12. Christies Kameido Ume Yashiki (Le jardin des pruniers à Kameido) de la série Meisho Edo hyakkei (Les Cent Vues d'Edo). on November 15th Actual price: USD $113,000.
  13. Doyle New York [Book of Hours]. on November 13th Actual price: USD $112,500.
  14. Freemans GRACE KELLY on November 13th Actual price: USD $112,500.
  15. Freemans -9.0 on November 13th Actual price: USD $106,250.
  16. Sothebys A PLAN OF THE CITIES OF LONDON AND WESTMINSTER AND BOROUGH OF SOUTHWARK. on November 13th Actual price: USD $105,625.
  17. Sothebys ALBUM OF 213 PHOTOGRAPHS, INCLUDING A LARGE SERIES OF INDIAN AND NEPALESE ROYALTY, TOGETHER WITH OTHER PORTRAITS, TRADES, BIG GAME HUNTING, AND VIEWS IN DARJEELING AND NEPAL. on November 13th Actual price: USD $97,500.
  18. Sothebys ALBUM OF SEVENTY NINE PHOTOGRAPHS "ABORIGINES OF INDIA". on November 13th Actual price: USD $91,000.
  19. Freemans 25 CATS NAME[D] SAM AND ONE BLUE PUSSY on November 13th Actual price: USD $81,250.
  20. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers A Map of the British Empire in America with the French and Spanish settlements adjacent thereto. London on November 12th Actual price: USD $81,250.
  21. Heritage Auctions United States of America - Fr. 5 $5 1861 St. Louis Demand Note. PCGS Extremely Fine 40 Apparent. on November 10th Actual price: USD $81,000.
  22. Sothebys AN 18-INCH TERRESTRIAL GLOBE, [CARTOUCHE DATED 1696] on November 13th Actual price: USD $78,000.
  23. Kestenbaum and Company R. Dov-Baer, Maggid of Mezeritch. Maggid Devarav LeYa’akov - Likutei Amarim. on November 15th Actual price: USD $75,000.
  24. Kestenbaum and Company (Abu Ali al-Hussein ibn Abdallah ibn Sina). HaKanon HaGadol - Canon Medicinae. Translated from Arabic into Hebrew by Nathan of Cento (HaMe'ati). on November 15th Actual price: USD $75,000.
  25. Binoche et Giquello Lettre autographe à sa soeur Isabelle, signée Rd, datée Marseille 29 juin 1891 on October 9th Actual price: USD $73,450.



39 total sales reported this week:

Waverly Auctions. 15th-17th Century Books on September 13th: 72.44%
Waverly Auctions. Collectors Series: Science Fiction, Comics & Fantasy on November 15th: 44.85%
Kestenbaum and Company. THE VALMADONNA TRUST LIBRARY: FURTHER SELECTIONS FROM THE HISTORIC COLLECTION. * HEBREW PRINTING IN on November 15th: 62.19%
Burgersdijk and Niermans. Rare Books on November 14th: 86.28%
Christies. Japonisme on November 15th: 88.24%
Grays Auctioneers. Works on Paper, Rare Books and Manuscripts on November 14th: 57.59%
Rossini. Lithographs - Internet bidstart 10/26 on November 14th: 40.58%
Tajan. Prints and Illustrated Books on November 14th: 52.03%
Il Ponte. Interior Decoration - Photographs, Books on November 15th: 86.05%
Il Ponte. Interiors - Prints on November 14th: 74.42%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 11/6 on November 13th: 96.02%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles Auction - bidstart 10/14 on November 11th: 95.38%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 11/4 on November 11th: 99.20%
James D Julia Auctioneers. Militaria - Prints, Books, Manuscripts on November 8th: 71.43%
Forum Auctions. Forum Auctions @ Artsy: Urban Jungle III on November 14th: 66.67%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on November 13th: 92.59%
Doyle New York. Rare Books, Autographs & Maps on November 13th: 85.28%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Fine Books and Manuscripts on November 13th: 79.57%
Freemans. Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs on November 13th: 87.72%
Swann Galleries. 19th and 20th Century Literature on November 13th: 86.64%
Sothebys. Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History on November 13th: 67.75%
Aste Bolaffi. 20th Century Art - prints, photographs on November 6th: 57.20%
Michaans Auctions. Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs on November 10th: 46.67%
Rago Arts and Auctions. Post War and Contemporary Art - Prints on November 10th: 76.83%
North American Auction Company. Early American Indian and Western Auction on October 27th: 95.19%
Binoche et Giquello. BIBLIOTHÈQUE R. ET B. L., ORIGINAL PRINTS FROM XIXTH C. on October 9th: 71.57%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Fine Cartographic and Printed Americana Collection of Evelyn and Eric Newman on November 12th: 97.50%
Soler Y Llach. LIBRARY "Ausiàs March" on November 8th: 52.87%
Nosbüsch & Stucke. Books and Fine Art Prints on November 10th: 36.74%
Nosbüsch & Stucke. Maps, Prints, Posters on November 9th: 46.44%
Potter and Potter Auctions. Freakatorium: Collection of Johnny Fox on November 10th: 95.15%
PBA Galleries. Food & Drink on November 8th: 67.83%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 11/2 on November 11th: 98.89%
Heritage Auctions. The David and Janice Frent Collection of Presidential & Political Americana, Part 4 on November 11th: 91.69%
Zisska and Lacher. Autumn Book Auction on November 9th: 63.75%
Winner's Auctions Ltd. Winner's Unlimited - Eretz Israel and Zionism on November 7th: 68.04%
Heritage Auctions. Eric P. Newman Collection part X Currency on November 10th: 99.54%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on November 10th: 96.84%
Nosbüsch & Stucke. Books and Manuscripts on November 9th: 46.67%

  

For the week ahead 21 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Nov. 19th
Artcurial. Paris. Limited Editions. 115 lots
Artcurial. Paris. Aristophil. 115 lots
Bonhams. New York. ROCK & ROLL MEMORABILIA, FEATURING THE ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN LYRICS TO "YOUR SONG". 55 lots
Potomack Company. Alexandria. Online Auction - Books, Prints. 27 lots
Il Ponte. Milan. Interior Decoration - Prints, Photographs. 316 lots

Tue. Nov. 20th
Bonhams. New York. TCM PRESENTS ... THE DARK SIDE OF HOLLYWOOD. 267 lots
Christies. Paris. Antiquarian Books and Manuscripts. 187 lots
Rossini. Paris. Photographs. 53 lots
Doyle New York. New York. The Patricia and Donald Oresman Collection. 202 lots
Christies. London - King Street. Annabel's. 35 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern Prints. 81 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 11/13. 687 lots
Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers. Kilkenny. Milford House Sale - Books and Prints. 64 lots

Wed. Nov. 21st
Sothebys. Paris. Books and Manuscripts. 134 lots
Trafford Books. Manchester. Books. 226 lots

Thu. Nov. 22nd
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 145 lots
Ader. PARIS. Judaica. 150 lots

Sat. Nov. 24th
Artcurial. Paris. Aristophil. 228 lots

Sun. Nov. 25th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 11/18.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 11/18.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles Auction - bidstart 10/28. 256 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Christie’s Paris:</b> Blaise Cendrars and Fernand Léger, <i>La Fin du monde filmée par l’ange N.-D.,</i> Paris, Editions de la Sirène, 1919
    <b>Christie’s Paris:</b> André Breton, <i>Second manifeste du Surréalisme,</i> Paris, Editions Kra, 1930
    <b>Christie’s Paris:</b> Paul Eluard and Pablo Picasso, <i>La Barre d’appui,</i> Paris, Editions « Cahiers d’Art », 1936
    <b>Christie’s Paris:</b> Blaise Cendrars and Fernand Léger, <i>La Fin du monde filmée par l’ange N.-D.,</i> Paris, Editions de la Sirène, 1919
    <b>Christie’s Paris:</b> Hans Bellmer, <i>Die Puppe,</i> Paris, G.L.M., 1936
    <b>Christie’s Paris:</b> Salvador Dali, <i>La femme visible,</i> Paris, Editions Surréalistes, 1930
  • <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Darwin, Charles. <i>On the Origin of Species.</i> Presentation Copy. Sold for $500,075.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Darwin, Charles. Autograph Letter Signed, 3 pp, negotiating the 2nd American edition with Appleton. Sold for $21,325.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Hemingway, Ernest. Autograph Letter Signed, 8 pp, Paris, 1924, to his father discussing Bullfighting, Stories, and his new baby. Sold for $25,075.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Shakespeare, William. <i>Corialanus.</i> London, 1623. 1st printing [Extracted from the First Folio]. Sold for $50,075.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Swift, Jonathan. <i>Gulliver's Travels.</i> London, 1726. 1st edition, Teerink's A edition, fine, large copy. Sold for $21,325.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Fitzroy, Robert. Autograph Letter Signed to agent Thomas Stilwell, informing him of the progress of H.M.S. Beagle. Sold for $17,575.
    <center><b>Bonhams<br> Property from the Collection of Nicole and William R. Keck II</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Shakespeare, William. <i>Sonnets.</i> 1901. 2 volumes. Printed on vellum and illuminated by Ross Turner, bound by Trautz-Bauzonnet. Sold for $13,825.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Beardsley, Aubrey. <i>The Birth, Life, and Acts of King Arthur.</i> 1893-94. 2 volumes. Contemporary painted vellum gilt by Chivers. Sold for $5,325.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Assisi, St. Francis. <i>The Canticle of Brother Sun.</i> Illuminated on vellum, for the Grolier Society. Sold for $7,575.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Rackham, Arthur. <i>Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens.</i> 1/500 copies signed by Rackham. Sold for $4,825.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Proust, Marcel. <i>Du coté de chez Swann.</i> 1st edition, 1st issue. Inscribed by Proust. Sold for $8,825.