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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>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b><br>Dr. Seuss, pen, ink & watercolor, calendar illustration, Thomas D. Murphy Company, 1937. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Georges Lepape, <i>Sur la Terrasse,</i> gouache & pencil, cover for <i>Vogue,</i> 1930. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Charles Dana Gibson, <i>The Coming Game, Yale vs. Vassar,</i> pen & ink, for <i>Life</i> magazine, 1895. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b><br>H.A. Rey, color pencil, charcoal, watercolor & gouache, for <i>Rafi et les 9 singes,</i> 1939. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Ernest H. Shepard, pen & ink, for Kenneth Grahame’s <i>Bertie’s Escapade,</i> 1949. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Charles Schulz, <i>The Biggest Star Measured So Far,</i> ink & wash, original <i>Peanuts</i> cartoon, published 1961. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Saul Steinberg, <i>12 Biographies, A to B,</i> pen & ink with collage, final illustration in his book <i>The Labyrinth,</i> 1960. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b><br>Jo Mielziner, <i>A Streetcar Named Desire,</i> watercolor, graphite & gouache, first color study for the award-winning 1947 production. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Charles Addams, <i>Nevermore,</i> watercolor & ink, for <i>The New Yorker,</i> 1973. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> James Montgomery Flagg, <i>I Should Worry,</i> watercolor, gouache & graphite, cover for <i>Judge</i> magazine, 1914. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Edward Gorey, <i>Swan Lake, Hunters/Siegfried, Van Rothbart,</i> watercolor, pen & ink, costume designs, 1975. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Ludwig Bemelmans, <i>Sketch for Madeline,</i> gouache & ink. $6,000 to $9,000.
  • <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 25th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b> Fust-Schöffer-Bibel from Gutenberg-Press, 1462. Est: € 1,000,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>J. W. Weinmann, <i>Phytanthoza-Iconographia,</i> 1735-45. Est: € 60,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>O. Kokoschka, <i>Die träumenden Knaben,</i> 1917. Est: € 10,000
    <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 25th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>Z. Lilius, <i>Orbis breviarium,</i> 1493. <br>Est: € 10,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b> <i>Gazette du Bon Ton,</i> 1912-22.<br>Est: € 14,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>M. Chagall, <i>Daphnis & Chloé,</i> 1961. Est: € 100,000
    <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 25th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>C. Ptolemaeus, <i>Geographie,</i> 1513.<br>Est: € 100,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>E. L. Kirchner, <i>Umbra vitae,</i> 1924.<br>Est: € 6,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>J. Miró, <i>Midi le trèfle blanc,</i> 1968. Est: € 2,000
    <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 25th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b> Clemens V., <i>Constitutiones,</i> 1471.<br>Est: € 14,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>C. Gesner, <i>Tierbuch, Vogelbuch, Fischbuch,</i> 1563-81. Est: € 5,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>J. Itten, <i>Utopia,</i> 1921. Est: € 2,000
  • <b>Christie’s London, Nov. 27:</b> [Peter I, Tsar]. <i>Simboly i emblemata ukazom i blagopovedenii imperatora Petra Alekseevicha [Symbola et emblemata jussu atque auspiciis Petri Alexeidis].</i> Amsterdam, 1705. £30,000 to £40,000
    <b>Christie’s London, Nov. 27:</b> Charlemagne, Adolf. Benefice d'Adieu de Madame Naptal. [St Petersburg: 16th February 1873]. £30,000 to £40,000
    <b>Christie’s London, Nov. 27:</b> [Military. Album.] [An album of drawings of weapons and their accessories, drawn from nature by the Second Cadets Corps.] St Petersburg, 1800. £100,000 to £150,000
    <b>Christie’s London, Nov. 27:</b> Pushkin, Alexander. <i>Evgenii Onegin.</i> St Petersburg: Dep. of Public Education, 1825-1832. £100,000 to £150,000
    <b>Christie’s London, Nov. 27:</b> Sumarokov, Pavel. <i>Dosugi krymskogo sud’i ili vtoroe puteshestvie v Tavridu. [The Leisure of a Crimean Judge or a Second Tour to Tauris].</i> St Petersburg: Imperial Press, 1803-5. £50,000 to £80,000
  • <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.