• <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> CLEMENS, SAMUEL L. <i>The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain.</i> Hartford: The American Publishing Company, 1876. $14,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> BATEMAN, JAMES. <i>The Orchidaceae of Mexico and Guatemala.</i> London: J. Ridgway & Sons for the author, [1837]-1843. $60,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> WHITMAN, WALT. <i>Leaves of Grass.</i> Brooklyn: [For the author by Andrew and James Rome,] 1855. $150,000 to $200,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> LEE, HARPER. Three “Seckatary Hawkins”-related books inscribed and signed by Harper Lee. $60,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> POE, EDGAR ALLAN. <i>The Raven.</i> New York: Wiley and Putnam, 1845. $120,000 to $180,000.
  • <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Macbeth: A Tragedy.</i> London, 1673. FIRST SEPARATE AND FIRST QUARTO EDITION. THE CHARLTON HESTON COPY. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> HEMINGWAY, ERNEST. <i>In Our Time.</i> Paris, 1924. FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> HAWTHORNE, NATHANIEL. <i>Fanshawe, A Tale.</i> Boston, 1828. FIRST EDITION OF AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> THOREAU, HENRY DAVID. <i>Walden; Or, Life in the Woods.</i> Boston, 1854. FINE COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies.</i> London, 1685. THE FOURTH FOLIO, Brewster/Bentley issue. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> STEIG, WILLIAM. Original maquette and 58 finished drawings for <i>The Agony in the Kindergarten,</i> one of Steig's most important books. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> VERNE, JULES. <i>A Journey to the Centre of the Earth.</i> New York & London, 1872. FIRST EDITION, RARE AMERICAN ISSUE, with Scribner & Welford cancel title. $5,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> KING, STEPHEN. <i>Carrie.</i> New York, 1974. INSCRIBED FIRST EDITION, OF AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. $1,200 to $1,800.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> APPLE MACINTOSH PROTOTYPE. 1983. The earliest known Macintosh with "Twiggy" drive, one of only two known working machines. $120,000 to $180,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> PLATO. <i>Timaeus</i> [AND] <i>Critias</i> [from Ficini's 1484 Opera]. A LANDMARK OF SCIENTIFIC THOUGHT. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> LOVELACE, AUGUSTA ADA. Sketch of the Analytical Engine Invented by Charles Babbage Esq. London, 1843. FIRST EDITION, JOURNAL ISSUE, MOST IMPORTANT PAPER IN EARLY DIGITAL COMPUTING. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> APPLE-1 COMPUTER. Signed by Steve Wozniak, used in development of Apple II. $200,000 to $300,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> DARWIN, CHARLES. 1809-1882. <i>On the Origin of Species By Means of Natural Selection.</i> London, 1859. FIRST EDITION. $80,000 to $120,000.
  • <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Churchill (Winston) & Others. 1944 Commonwealth Prime Ministers’ Conference, 27 April 1944. £8,000 to £12,000.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Joyce (James). <i>Ulysses.</i> First English edition, 1922. £800 to £1,200.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Belzoni (Giovanni Battista). <i>Plates Illustrated of the Researches and Operations...in Egypt and Nubia,</i> FIRST EDITION, 1821-1822. £14,375 inc Buyers Premium.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Astor (John Jacob). A collection of rare letters, 9 January 1812- 4 September 1837. £26,000 inc Buyers Premium.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Rowling (J.K.) <i>Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone,</i> FIRST EDITION, first issue, 1997. £27,500 inc Buyers Premium.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Royal Family. Photograph of Queen Elizabeth, George VI, Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret, signed, 1946. £3,640 inc Buyers Premium.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Collodi (Carlo). <i>Le avventure di Pinocchio. Storia di un burattino,</i> FIRST EDITION, 1883. £8,401 inc Buyers Premium.

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Rare Book Hub: 37 Auctions Archived, another 30 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 24 November 2018 37 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 10 denominated in euros, 1 in Australian dollars, 1 in British pounds, and 25 in US dollars.  Turnover was $34,265,446 as 10,203 lots were offered and 8,353 sold for a 82% success rate.  It was a strong week.

 

8 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Heritage AuctionsComics on November 17th: $10,787,376 
Kedem Auction10th Anniversary Rare and Important Items on November 13th: $4,240,118 
Aguttes10 • LITERATURE • ANCIENT, ROMANTIC & MODERN BOOKS - MANUSCRIPTS & AUTOGRAPH LETTERS,... on November 14th: $3,164,789 
ArtcurialAristophil on November 19th: $2,702,699 
AderAristophil - Literature and Illustrated Books on November 15th: $2,325,935 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters on November 18th: $1,602,103 
ChristiesAntiquarian Books and Manuscripts on November 20th: $1,460,625 
OSENATBaudelaire Collection and Great Writers on November 4th: $1,386,885 



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

ChristiesAnnabel's on November 20th: 534.75% 
ArtcurialAristophil on November 19th: 181.13% 
SkinnerFine Books and Manuscripts on November 18th: 130.83% 
Aguttes10 • LITERATURE • ANCIENT, ROMANTIC & MODERN BOOKS - MANUSCRIPTS & AUTOGRAPH LETTERS,... on November 14th: 125.05% 
OSENATBaudelaire Collection and Great Writers on November 4th: 123.72% 
ArtcurialLimited Editions - Prints on November 19th: 110.85% 
Grogan and CompanyThe Fall Auction - Books and Prints on November 11th: 109.26% 
Doyle New YorkThe Patricia and Donald Oresman Collection on November 20th: 106.75% 
Bruun RasmussenModern Prints on November 20th: 102.29% 


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

ChristiesAnnabel's on November 20th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 11/11 on November 18th: 99.49% 
Heritage AuctionsComics on November 17th: 98.92% 
Brunk AuctionsPremier Catalogue Auction - Session III - Premier Catalog Auction - 1291 to 1793 on November 17th: 98.15% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 11/13 on November 20th: 97.09% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters on November 18th: 96.75% 
Grogan and CompanyThe Fall Auction - Books and Prints on November 11th: 96.61% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on November 17th: 96.20% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles Auction - bidstart 10/21 on November 18th: 93.29% 
Lancaster Mennonite Historical SocietyBooks on November 9th: 91.95% 
Doyle New YorkThe Patricia and Donald Oresman Collection on November 20th: 91.09% 
Brunk AuctionsPremier Catalogue Auction - Session I - Emporium - 1 to 551 on November 15th: 90.91% 
OSENATBaudelaire Collection and Great Writers on November 4th: 89.51% 
Bruun RasmussenModern Prints on November 20th: 87.65% 
Clars Auction GalleryFine Art - Prints and Books on November 18th: 86.76% 
Kedem Auction10th Anniversary Rare and Important Items on November 13th: 84.00% 
Potomack CompanyOnline Auction - Books, Prints on November 19th: 81.48% 
ArtcurialLimited Editions - Prints on November 19th: 80.85% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Heritage Auctions Bernie Krigstein Impact #1 Complete 8-Page Story "Master Race" Original Art (EC, 1955). on November 17th Actual price: USD $600,000.
  2. Artcurial « Exposition abregée du sisteme du monde selon les principes de Mr Neuton » : manuscrits en partie autographes on November 19th Actual price: USD $577,980.
  3. Aguttes MANUSCRIT autographe on November 14th Actual price: USD $548,340.
  4. Ader MANUSCRIT autographe signé « Gve Flaubert », Les Mémoires d’un Fou, 1838  on November 15th Actual price: USD $414,960.
  5. Aguttes MANUSCRIT autographe on November 14th Actual price: USD $414,960.
  6. Kedem Auction Manuscript on Parchment on November 13th Actual price: USD $386,600.
  7. Artcurial « Altes und Neues zur Feld-Theorie » : manuscrit autographe signé on November 19th Actual price: USD $340,860.
  8. Heritage Auctions The Incredible Hulk #1 (Marvel, 1962) CGC NM- 9.2 White pages. on November 17th Actual price: USD $336,000.
  9. Kedem Auction Machzor with Hundreds of Kabbalistic Glosses Handwritten by the Ramchal on November 13th Actual price: USD $315,800.
  10. Skinner Tales , First Edition, in Paper Wrappers. on November 18th Actual price: USD $315,000.
  11. Heritage Auctions John Romita Sr. Amazing Spider-Man #60 Cover Kingpin Original Art (Marvel, 1968). on November 17th Actual price: USD $288,000.
  12. Heritage Auctions Steve Ditko Amazing Spider-Man #18 Story Page 22 Original Art (Marvel, 1964). on November 17th Actual price: USD $288,000.
  13. Aguttes CORRESPONDANCE de 61 lettres autographes, on November 14th Actual price: USD $274,170.
  14. OSENAT Lettre autographe signée « C. Baudelaire » à Narcisse Ancelle, avec 2 apostilles autographes de celui-ci. on November 4th Actual price: USD $266,760.
  15. Heritage Auctions Jack Kirby and Syd Shores Captain America #109 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1969). on November 17th Actual price: USD $264,000.
  16. Artcurial Radioactivité : dactylographie corrigée on November 19th Actual price: USD $259,350.
  17. Christies Modiano on November 20th Actual price: USD $248,000.
  18. Kedem Auction Manuscript Composition on November 13th Actual price: USD $233,200.
  19. Artcurial Manuscrit autographe signé inédit, en allemand on November 19th Actual price: USD $222,300.
  20. Kedem Auction Letter from Rebbe Yitzchak Isaac Taub of Kaliv on November 13th Actual price: USD $221,400.
  21. Artcurial Réunion de 178 imprimés de la documentation personnelle d’Albert Einstein on November 19th Actual price: USD $207,480.
  22. Kedem Auction Sipurei Maasiot by Rabbi Nachman of Breslov on November 13th Actual price: USD $196,800.
  23. Heritage Auctions Detective Comics #27 (DC, 1939) CGC Apparent NM- 9.2 Extensive (A-5) Off-white pages. on November 17th Actual price: USD $180,000.
  24. Kedem Auction Keter HaRabbanut on November 13th Actual price: USD $172,200.
  25. Heritage Auctions Action Comics #13 (DC, 1939) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Cream to off-white pages. on November 17th Actual price: USD $156,000.



37 total sales reported this week:

Michael Treloar. Books, Photographs & Manuscripts on November 4th: 50.99%
Sothebys. Books and Manuscripts on November 21st: 64.93%
Artcurial. Limited Editions - Prints on November 19th: 80.85%
Bruun Rasmussen. Modern Prints on November 20th: 87.65%
Doyle New York. The Patricia and Donald Oresman Collection on November 20th: 91.09%
Bonhams. TCM PRESENTS ... THE DARK SIDE OF HOLLYWOOD on November 20th: 55.81%
Christies. Antiquarian Books and Manuscripts on November 20th: 52.13%
Christies. Annabel's on November 20th: 100.00%
Potomack Company. Online Auction - Books, Prints on November 19th: 81.48%
Grogan and Company. The Fall Auction - Books and Prints on November 11th: 96.61%
Artcurial. Aristophil on November 19th: 73.04%
Brunk Auctions. Premier Catalogue Auction - Session III - Premier Catalog Auction - 1291 to 1793 on November 17th: 98.15%
Brunk Auctions. Premier Catalogue Auction - Session II - Premier Catalog Auction - 552 to 1290 on November 16th: 66.67%
Brunk Auctions. Premier Catalogue Auction - Session I - Emporium - 1 to 551 on November 15th: 90.91%
OSENAT. Baudelaire Collection and Great Writers on November 4th: 89.51%
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Books on November 9th: 91.95%
Skinner. Fine Books and Manuscripts on November 18th: 78.81%
PBA Galleries. Rare Books & Manuscripts on November 15th: 63.04%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 11/13 on November 20th: 97.09%
Neal Auction Company. Louisiana Purchase Auction on November 18th: 58.18%
Bonhams. ROCK & ROLL MEMORABILIA, FEATURING THE ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN LYRICS TO "YOUR SONG" on November 19th: 29.09%
Clars Auction Gallery. Fine Art - Prints and Books on November 18th: 86.76%
Clars Auction Gallery. Fine Art - Prints and Books on November 17th: 77.22%
Eldreds. Americana and Paintings - Books, Prints on November 17th: 48.28%
Eldreds. Fall Marine Sale - Prints on November 15th: 64.00%
Ader. Aristophil - Literature and Illustrated Books on November 15th: 66.22%
Aguttes. 10 • LITERATURE • ANCIENT, ROMANTIC & MODERN BOOKS - MANUSCRIPTS & AUTOGRAPH LETTERS,... on November 14th: 71.34%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles Auction - bidstart 10/21 on November 18th: 93.29%
Kedem Auction. 10th Anniversary Rare and Important Items on November 13th: 84.00%
Il Ponte. Interior Decorations - Prints on November 16th: 50.00%
Doyle New York. 20th Century Literature Online Only on November 15th: 62.50%
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH. Modern and Contemporary Art - Modern Photography on November 16th: 33.65%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on November 17th: 96.20%
RR Auction. Marvels of Modern Music - Internet bidstart 11/8 on November 15th: 62.16%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 11/11 on November 18th: 99.49%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters on November 18th: 96.75%
Heritage Auctions. Comics on November 17th: 98.92%

 


For the week ahead 30 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Nov. 26th
Pandolfini. Florence . Books. 135 lots
Dorotheum . Vienna. Autographs, Manuscripts, Certificates. 331 lots
Ketterer Kunst Doerling. Hamburg. Rare Books. 545 lots
Moreshet Auctions. Jerusalem. Judaica - Books, Manuscripts. 312 lots

Tue. Nov. 27th
Bubb Kuyper. 2011 KM Haarlem. Books, Manuscripts, Prints. 6472 lots
Bonhams. London. Fine Books, Manuscripts and Historical Photographs. 215 lots
Jacksons Auction. Cedar Falls, Iowa . Modern & Vintage Masters - Day 1. 19 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 11/20. 696 lots

Wed. Nov. 28th
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . 15th -19th Century Prints. 700 lots
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. COLLECTION A.J. ANCIENT BOOKS & MANUSCRIPTS, ETIENNE DOLET (1509-1546) FRENCH AUTHOR AND PRINTER. 53 lots
Chiswick Auctions. London. Printed Books & Manuscripts; Photographica. 441 lots
Rossini. Paris. CATALOG SALE: DISPERSION OF THE LIBRARY OF THE ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF PHILOSOPHY AT THE SORBONNE JEA. 210 lots
Christies. London - King Street. Russian Literary First Editions & Manuscripts - Highlights from the Eden Martin Collection.
Forum Auctions. London. Banksy Editions. 25 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Books, Magazines, Prints.

Thu. Nov. 29th
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Cape Town. Books - Internet Bidstart 11/22. 522 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Fine Books and Works on Paper.
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. The Craig Noble Collection of L. Frank Baum & the Wizard of Oz. 253 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Asian Art - Prints. 128 lots
Sothebys. New York. Space Exploration. 185 lots
Soler Y Llach. Barcelona. Books, Prints, Manuscripts. 830 lots
Rossini. Paris. POSTERS FROM THE 19TH TO THE 20TH CENTURY: ADVERTISING, POLITICS, TRADE UNIONS AND SHOWS (OPERA AND.

Fri. Nov. 30th
ALDE. Paris. Modern Illustrated Books and Original Bindings. 348 lots
Sothebys. New York. History of Science and Technology. 109 lots

Sat. Dec. 1st
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Vintage Travel Posters.
Leland Little Auctions. Hillsborough, NC. Important Winter Auction.
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper.

Sun. Dec. 2nd
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 11/25.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 11/25.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles Auction - bidstart 11/4. 263 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Currier & Ives, <i>The Mississippi in Time of Peace,</i> hand-colored lithograph, 1865. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Hartmann Schedel, <i>Liber Cronicarum...,</i> Nuremberg, 1493. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Claudius Ptolemaeus, <i>Geographicae Enarrationis Libri Octo,</i> Lyons, 1535. $20,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Thomas Jefferys, <i>The American Atlas,</i> London, 1776-77. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> John Speed, <i>A Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World,</i> 20 miniature maps, London, 1665. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> <i>Biblia Das ist: Die Gantze Heilige Schrifft Durch D. Martin Luther Verteutscht,</i> illustrated cartographic Bible, Basel, 1665. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Early Hawaiian-language school geography, Lahainaluna Seminary, 1840. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Cornelis de Jode, <i>Africae Vera Forma, et Situs,</i> Antwerp, 1593. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Maria Vincenzo Coronelli, <i>America Settentrionale Colle Nuove Scoperte Sin All Anno,</i> Venice, 1688. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Johann Christoph Volkamer, <i>Nürnbergische Hesperides,</i> Nuremberg, 1708-1714. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Johann Bayer, <i>Uranometria, Omnium Asterismorum Continens Schemata...,</i> 51 celestial charts, c. 1603. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Manuscript map of Commodore Perry’s Black Ship squadron at Edo Bay, with manuscript sketchbook, ink & watercolor, Japan, c. 1853. $2,500 to $3,500.