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Rare Book Hub: 13 Auctions Archived, another 21 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 12 January 2019 13 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 3 denominated in euros, 1 in British pounds, and 9 in US dollars.  Turnover  was $4,117.148 as 5,335 lots were offered and 4,369 sold for an 82% success rate.

 

1 auction saw its total proceeds reach a million dollars: 


Ketterer Kunst DoerlingRare Books on November 26th: $1,888,119 


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

Fonsie Mealy AuctioneersRare Books on December 4th: 110.31% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on January 8th: 106.94% 


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

Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 12/30 on January 6th: 99.58% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 12/30 on January 6th: 99.26% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 1/1 on January 8th: 99.02% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on January 5th: 98.77% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles Auction - online bidstart 12/9/18 on January 6th: 98.25% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 1/1 on January 8th: 98.21% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on January 8th: 95.18% 
Cowans AuctionsHistoric Photography: Timed Auction - Internet bidstart 12/20 on January 7th: 91.56% 
Kedem AuctionOnline: Books, Manuscripts and Rabbinic Letters on December 26th: 88.10% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on January 10th: 86.21%

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Ketterer Kunst Doerling Buch der Chroniken, 1493. on November 26th Actual price: USD $168,264.
  2. Ketterer Kunst Doerling Stundenbuch. Troyes, um 1480. on November 26th Actual price: USD $79,925.
  3. Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers The Wanderings of Oisin. Dramatic Sketches, Ballads & Lyrics. Fisher Unwin on December 4th Actual price: USD $66,240.
  4. Ketterer Kunst Doerling Stundenbuch. Rouen um 1500 on November 26th Actual price: USD $53,284.
  5. Ketterer Kunst Doerling Plantae selectae, 1750-1773. on November 26th Actual price: USD $44,870.
  6. RR Auction Paul Cezanne Sketch on January 9th Actual price: USD $37,293.
  7. Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers Analysis Per Quantitatum Series, Fluxiones, ae Differentias: Cum Enumeratione Linearum Tertii Ordinis, 4to on December 4th Actual price: USD $35,880.
  8. Ketterer Kunst Doerling Lukian, Hetaerengespräche, 1907. on November 26th Actual price: USD $33,653.
  9. Ketterer Kunst Doerling Weltchronik, 1493. on November 26th Actual price: USD $29,446.
  10. Ketterer Kunst Doerling Biblia germanica. Koloriert, 1560. on November 26th Actual price: USD $28,044.
  11. Ketterer Kunst Doerling Paris sans fin, 1969. on November 26th Actual price: USD $26,642.
  12. Ketterer Kunst Doerling Klänge, 1913. on November 26th Actual price: USD $25,941.
  13. Ketterer Kunst Doerling Die Leiden des jungen Werther, 1774. on November 26th Actual price: USD $25,941.
  14. Ketterer Kunst Doerling Freie Secession Berlin, Siebzehn Steinzeichnungen, 1921. on November 26th Actual price: USD $23,837.
  15. Ketterer Kunst Doerling Universal Lexicon. 64 Bände, 1732-1750. on November 26th Actual price: USD $23,837.
  16. Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers An original pair of pince-nez Glasses, gilt fittings and chain, in a velvet lined morocco case from a Dublin optician, stamped on underside 'Yeates & Co. Opticians / Dublin.' By tradition Joyce's own glasses, used when writing Ulysses; familiar from many on December 4th Actual price: USD $23,460.
  17. Ketterer Kunst Doerling Dix recettes d'immortalité, 1973. on November 26th Actual price: USD $22,435.
  18. Ketterer Kunst Doerling Libro en que estan copiladas algunas bullas, 1503. on November 26th Actual price: USD $22,435.
  19. Ketterer Kunst Doerling Eine Nachlese, 1931. on November 26th Actual price: USD $21,033.
  20. Ketterer Kunst Doerling 12 Gedichte, 1929. on November 26th Actual price: USD $19,631.
  21. Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers Autograph Letter Signed to 'Dear Mr [Thomas] Pugh,' 3 pp (folded sheet), on paper of Grand Hotel Britannique, Spa, Belgique [where Joyce is on holiday], dated 6.8.1934, asking Pugh to visit him when next in Paris, and making several requests. 'My American on December 4th Actual price: USD $19,320.
  22. Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers Was 17th Century Ireland bound by Statues Passed in England? An Important Contemporary Legal Manuscript Manuscript: Bolton (Sir Richard) on December 4th Actual price: USD $19,320.
  23. Ketterer Kunst Doerling Montagnola, 1925. on November 26th Actual price: USD $18,229.
  24. Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers The Mime of Mick, Nick and the Maggies. A Fragment of Work in Progress [i.e. Finnegans Wake]. MCMXXXIV [1934], Servire Press, The Hague, tall on December 4th Actual price: USD $17,940.
  25. RR Auction George Washington ADS on January 9th Actual price: USD $17,394.



13 total sales reported this week:

Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on January 10th: 86.21%
RR Auction. January Auction - Featuring Art and Animation - Online bidstart 12/14 on January 9th: 59.47%
Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers. Rare Books on December 4th: 69.32%
Kedem Auction. Online: Books, Manuscripts and Rabbinic Letters on December 26th: 88.10%
Cowans Auctions. Historic Photography: Timed Auction - Internet bidstart 12/20 on January 7th: 91.56%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on January 8th: 95.18%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 1/1 on January 8th: 98.21%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 1/1 on January 8th: 99.02%
Ketterer Kunst Doerling. Rare Books on November 26th: 64.95%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on January 5th: 98.77%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles Auction - online bidstart 12/9/18 on January 6th: 98.25%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 12/30 on January 6th: 99.58%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 12/30 on January 6th: 99.26%


For the week ahead 21 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jan. 14th
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . Prints. 43 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 72 lots

Tue. Jan. 15th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Manuscripts. 383 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 1/8. 377 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 1/8. 332 lots

Wed. Jan. 16th
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . Fine Art - Prints. 133 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Online Photographs - Bidstart 2/26. 136 lots

Thu. Jan. 17th
RR Auction. Amherst. Olympics - Featuring the Mason Dinehart Collection - online bidstart 1/10. 149 lots
Kestenbaum and Company. New York. PRINTED BOOKS, HOLY LAND MAPS, POSTERS, & JEWISH GRAPHIC ART. 171 lots
Sothebys. London. Royal and Noble. 6 lots

Fri. Jan. 18th
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Antiques and Accessories - Books and Prints. 83 lots
Sothebys. New York. A Collecting Legacy: Property from the Collection of Nelson & Happy Rockefeller. 70 lots
Christies. New York. Important American Furniture, Folk Art, Silver and Prints - Prints. 11 lots

Sat. Jan. 19th
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper.
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints. 137 lots
Sothebys. New York. The Collection of Anne H. & Frederick Vogel III. 41 lots

Sun. Jan. 20th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles Auction - online bidstart 12/23/18. 226 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 1/13.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 1/13.
Artcurial. Paris. MORE Design, Prints, Limited Edition, Urban, Photographs ....
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints. 42 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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.
  • <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.