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Rare Book Hub: 53 Auctions Archived, another 26 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 22 December 2018 53 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 1 denominated in Australian dollars, 1 in Swiss francs, 20 in euros, 7 in British pounds, and 24 in US dollars.  Turnover was a robust $37,697,860 as 17,619 lots were offered and 12,383 sold for a 70% success rate.  Political turmoil continues to weigh on the market.


7 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Pierre Berge and AssociesThe Library of Pierre Berge on December 14th: $9,270,353 
ChristiesFine Printed Books & Manuscripts Including Americana on December 4th: $5,425,625 
ChristiesValuable Books and Manuscripts on December 12th: $4,926,648 
SothebysImportant Judaica, Including a Distinquished Private Collection on December 19th: $1,988,375 
Ketterer Kunst DoerlingRare Books on November 26th: $1,792,363 
BonhamsPrints and Multiples on December 18th: $1,508,282 
Arenberg AuctionsBooks on December 15th: $1,238,924 

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

AderOld and Modern Prints on December 5th: 151.87% 
Koller AuctionsPrints and Multiples on December 8th: 144.43% 
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood20th Century and Contemporary Sale - Prints, Books on December 4th: 143.58% 
AderOld and Modern Prints on December 6th: 139.17% 
Arenberg AuctionsBooks on December 15th: 136.26% 
BonhamsEntertainment Memorabilia on December 11th: 133.21% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsModern Literature and First Editions on December 13th: 126.00% 
Pierre Berge and AssociesThe Library of Pierre Berge on December 14th: 125.61% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on December 12th: 118.72% 
Swann GalleriesMaps and Atlases, Natural History and Color Plate Books on December 13th: 111.03% 
De Baecque and AssociesOld and Modern Books on December 13th: 106.91% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsWinter Magic Auction - Online only on December 15th: 102.13% 
 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Pierre Berge and Associes Du côté de chez Swann. on December 14th Actual price: USD $1,722,969.
  2. Christies . An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations on December 12th Actual price: USD $1,154,113.
  3. Christies DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE – In Congress, July 4, 1776. The Unanimous Declaration of the Thirteen United States of America. on December 4th Actual price: USD $852,500.
  4. Pierre Berge and Associes Essais de Messire Michel Seigneur de Montaigne, Chevalier de l'Ordre du Roy, & Gentil-homme ordinaire de sa Chambre. Livre premier & second. on December 14th Actual price: USD $786,993.
  5. Pierre Berge and Associes La Tresillustre Vie de Romulus faicte premierement et composee par Plutarche cheronense en langaige grec et depuys traduite en langue rommaine qui est latine par lapp' florentin et finablement translatee en nostre maternel usaige.Suivi de:La Tresillustre on December 14th Actual price: USD $765,829.
  6. Pierre Berge and Associes De historia stirpium commentarii insignes, maximis impensis et vigiliis elaborati, adjectis earundem vivis plusquam quingentis imaginibus, nunquam antea ad naturae imitationem artificiosius effictis & expressis. on December 14th Actual price: USD $481,831.
  7. Christies . Das Kapital. Kritik der politischen Oekonomie. Volume 1 on December 12th Actual price: USD $437,833.
  8. Christies Liber Chronicarum. on December 4th Actual price: USD $372,500.
  9. Pierre Berge and Associes Le Premier [- Second, - Tiers] Volume de Enguerran de Monstrellet ensuyvantFroissart na gueres imprime a Paris des cronicques de France, dangleterre, descoce, despaigne, de Bretaigne, de gascongne, de flandres. Et lieux circonvoisins. on December 14th Actual price: USD $355,959.
  10. Sothebys Sefer Ets ha-Hayyim (Book of the Tree of Life), Rabbi Hayyim Vital, with Autograph Notes of Rabbi Jonathan Eibeschuetz, [Ashkenaz]: 1741 on December 19th Actual price: USD $325,000.
  11. Pierre Berge and Associes Cy commence ung tres excellent livre nomme le proprietaire des choses translate de latin en francoys a la requeste de treschrestien et trespuissant roy charles quint. on December 14th Actual price: USD $307,009.
  12. Christies Novum ac magnum theatrum urbium Belgicae Regiae [– Foederate.] on December 4th Actual price: USD $287,500.
  13. Sothebys An Extremely Rare Medieval Torah Scroll from Spain on December 19th Actual price: USD $250,000.
  14. Pierre Berge and Associes Pompes funèbres. on December 14th Actual price: USD $208,962.
  15. Christies Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, in Italian. Venice: Aldus Manutius for Leonardus Crassus, December 1499. [COLONNA, Francesco 1433-1527 ] . Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, in Italian on December 12th Actual price: USD $206,375.
  16. Pierre Berge and Associes À l'ombre des jeunes filles en fleurs. on December 14th Actual price: USD $200,254.
  17. Christies De lateribus et angulis triangulorum, tum planorum rectilineorum tum Sphaericorum, libellus eruditissimus & utilissimus... Additus est Canon semissium subtensarum rectarum linearum in Circulo. on December 4th Actual price: USD $200,000.
  18. Bonhams Ken (K.K.) Downing/Judas Priest: A Gibson Flying V guitar, on December 11th Actual price: USD $190,500.
  19. Christies . Two autograph manuscript sledging journals of the 1910-1913 British Antarctic Expedition, comprising: ‘We have built a carn – a 12 foot carn and put a cross made of a pair of skis on it’ on December 12th Actual price: USD $190,500.
  20. Christies World War II Scrapbook, including 22 autograph letters signed ("Kurt III" and "Kay") to his family; together with telegrams, period photographs, printed matter, ephemera, and related material; on December 4th Actual price: USD $187,500.
  21. Pierre Berge and Associes Le Capital. Traduction de M. J. Roy, entièrement révisée par l'auteur. on December 14th Actual price: USD $187,288.
  22. Christies . Autograph letter signed ‘Adam Smith’ to on December 12th Actual price: USD $174,625.
  23. Christies . Da Qing wan nian yi tong di li quantu. on December 12th Actual price: USD $174,625.
  24. Koller Auctions Les Petites Baigneuses. 1893. on December 8th Actual price: USD $170,185.
  25. Ketterer Kunst Doerling Buch der Chroniken, 1493. on November 26th Actual price: USD $168,264.



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

National Book Auctions. Books – Americana, NYS, 1600’s, Sendak, Sets on December 16th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 12/9 on December 16th: 99.57%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 12/9 on December 16th: 98.76%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 12/11 on December 18th: 97.97%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles Auction - online bidstart 11/18 on December 16th: 94.48%
Potter and Potter Auctions. Winter Magic Auction - Online only on December 15th: 91.77%
Pierre Berge and Associes. The Library of Pierre Berge on December 14th: 91.54%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on December 15th: 91.30%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Contemporary and Fine Art - Prints on December 8th: 91.25%
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. 20th Century and Contemporary Sale - Prints, Books on December 4th: 88.46%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps and Documents on December 12th: 88.43%
Swann Galleries. Maps and Atlases, Natural History and Color Plate Books on December 13th: 88.31%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Modern Literature and First Editions on December 13th: 86.22%
Bonhams. Prints and Multiples on December 18th: 85.12%
Ader. Old and Modern Prints on December 5th: 85.07%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on December 18th: 85.00%
Aspire Auctions. December Sale - Internet bidstart 12/7 on December 15th: 83.33%


53 total sales reported this week:

Ketterer Kunst Doerling. Rare Books on November 26th: 48.44%
University Archives. Autographed Documents, Manuscripts, Photos, Books & Relics on December 5th: 64.44%
Tajan. Books - Internet bidstart 12/10 on December 17th: 9.15%
PBA Galleries. Mid-Winter Miscellany on December 20th: 68.85%
Bonhams. Prints and Multiples on December 18th: 85.12%
Sothebys. Important Judaica, Including a Distinquished Private Collection on December 19th: 70.37%
National Book Auctions. Books – Americana, NYS, 1600’s, Sendak, Sets on December 16th: 100.00%
Peter Arnold. Rare books, maps, prints & photographs on December 5th: 74.68%
Aspire Auctions. December Sale - Internet bidstart 12/7 on December 15th: 83.33%
Pierre Berge and Associes. The Library of Pierre Berge on December 14th: 91.54%
Bruun Rasmussen. Books on December 11th: 71.13%
Potter and Potter Auctions. Winter Magic Auction - Online only on December 15th: 91.77%
Arenberg Auctions. Books on December 15th: 69.61%
De Baecque and Associes. Old and Modern Books on December 13th: 68.30%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Western Americana on December 8th: 72.61%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Western Americana on December 7th: 57.90%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Western Americana on December 5th: 30.39%
Aste Bolaffi. Rare Books and Autographs on December 12th: 65.28%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Contemporary and Fine Art - Prints on December 8th: 91.25%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on December 18th: 85.00%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on December 11th: 77.88%
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. Books, Graphics modern and ancient Arts, Antiques on December 8th: 57.46%
Moreshet Auctions. Judaica - Books, Manuscripts on November 26th: 55.77%
OSENAT. Historical Memorabilia on December 9th: 62.50%
RR Auction. Science and Technology - Online bidstart 12/6 on December 13th: 50.47%
Michaans Auctions. Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs on December 8th: 66.67%
Swann Galleries. Maps and Atlases, Natural History and Color Plate Books on December 13th: 88.31%
PBA Galleries. Fine Americana - Travel & Exploration - Cartography on December 13th: 72.43%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 12/11 on December 18th: 97.97%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Modern Literature and First Editions on December 13th: 86.22%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps and Documents on December 12th: 88.43%
Sothebys. Fine Autograph Letters and Manuscripts from a Distinguished Private Collection: Part II | Music, Ame on December 13th: 57.24%
Christies. Valuable Books and Manuscripts on December 12th: 68.10%
Bonhams. Entertainment Memorabilia on December 11th: 65.22%
Koller Auctions. Prints and Multiples on December 8th: 79.59%
Binoche et Giquello. Ancient and Modern Books on December 7th: 61.29%
Vermot de Pas. Comics, Albums, Original Boards and Animation on December 8th: 61.47%
Vermot de Pas. Comics Strips and Original Plates, Animation on December 7th: 43.70%
Tajan. Editions #2 on December 6th: 32.86%
PIASA. Modern and Contemporary Art, Editions on December 6th: 63.33%
Brunk Auctions. Emporium Auction on December 6th: 70.10%
Jeschke van Vliet Auctions Berlin GmbH. Rare Books, Decorative Prints, Historical Photography on December 7th: 48.55%
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. 20th Century and Contemporary Sale - Prints, Books on December 4th: 88.46%
Ader. Letters and Autograph Manuscripts on December 10th: 60.35%
Ader. Old and Modern Prints on December 6th: 79.43%
Ader. Old and Modern Prints on December 5th: 85.07%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 12/9 on December 16th: 98.76%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles Auction - online bidstart 11/18 on December 16th: 94.48%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 12/9 on December 16th: 99.57%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on December 15th: 91.30%
Christies. Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts Including Americana on December 4th: 74.32%


For the week ahead 8 sales are scheduled:

Tue. Dec. 25th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 12/18. 370 lots

Wed. Dec. 26th
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Sale Posters of Exhibitions and Cabarets. 415 lots
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Online: Books, Manuscripts and Rabbinic Letters. 395 lots

Fri. Dec. 28th
Tooveys. West Sussex. Decorative Pictures - Prints. 45 lots

Sat. Dec. 29th
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 155 lots

Sun. Dec. 30th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 12/23.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 12/23.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles Auction - online bidstart 12/2. 180 lots

Best wishes for the holidays!

 

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.
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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.
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    <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.
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    <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.
  • <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