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Rare Book Hub: 26 Auctions Archived, 29 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 26 January 26 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 6 denominated in euros, 1 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 18 in US dollars.  Turnover was $11,796,461 as 7,673 lots were offered and 5,757 sold for a 75% success rate.  We are off to  the races.

 

2 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 


SothebysFine Manuscripts and Printed Americana on January 24th: $4,258,875 
Heritage Auctions1933 Goudey PSA Set Registry Catalog on January 24th: $3,650,622 



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

SothebysThe Collection of Anne H. & Frederick Vogel III on January 19th: 119.32% 
ChristiesImportant American Furniture, Folk Art, Silver and Prints - Prints on January 19th: 115.80% 

  

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


SothebysThe Collection of Anne H. & Frederick Vogel III on January 19th: 100.00% 
Heritage Auctions1933 Goudey PSA Set Registry Catalog on January 24th: 100.00% 
ChristiesImportant American Furniture, Folk Art, Silver and Prints - Prints on January 19th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 1/13 on January 20th: 99.51% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles Auction - online bidstart 12/23/18 on January 20th: 99.12% 
Heritage AuctionsWeekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 1/15 on January 22nd: 98.92% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 1/13 on January 20th: 98.44% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 1/15 on January 22nd: 98.14% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on January 19th: 92.90% 
Clars Auction GalleryPrints on January 20th: 90.48% 
William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsRare Books & Fine Prints on January 22nd: 83.21% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on January 22nd: 82.86% 
University ArchivesRare Autographs, Books on January 23rd: 82.69% 
TooveysPostcards, Cigarette Cards; Photographs, Autographs, Printed & Manuscript Ephemera on January 22nd: 81.25% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys THE ONLY KNOWN PRIVATELY HELD COPY OF THE CELEBRATED WILLIAM J. STONE FACSIMILE FOR WHICH PROVENANCE CAN BE TRACED BACK TO A DIRECT ANCESTOR WHO RECEIVED IT IN 1824 on January 24th Actual price: USD $975,000.
  2. Sothebys BY THE UNITED STATES IN CONGRESS ASSEMBLED, A PROCLAMATION … on January 24th Actual price: USD $855,000.
  3. Heritage Auctions 1933 Goudey Lou Gehrig #160 PSA Mint 9 - Pop Two, None Higher! on January 24th Actual price: USD $576,000.
  4. Heritage Auctions 1933 Goudey Babe Ruth #144 PSA Mint 9. on January 24th Actual price: USD $528,000.
  5. Sothebys THE FIRST BOOK-FORM PRINTING OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE on January 24th Actual price: USD $471,000.
  6. Heritage Auctions 1933 Goudey Babe Ruth #181 PSA Mint 9. on January 24th Actual price: USD $456,000.
  7. Sothebys THE BLOODY MASSACRE PERPETRATED IN KING-STREET BOSTON ON MARCH 5TH 1770 BY A PARTY OF THE 29TH REG.  on January 24th Actual price: USD $362,500.
  8. Heritage Auctions 1933 Goudey Napoleon Lajoie #106 PSA Mint 9. on January 24th Actual price: USD $264,000.
  9. Sothebys GEORGE CLINTON’S LETTERBOOK AS GOVERNOR OF NEW YORK, RECORDING HIS ACTS AND CORRESPONDENCE WITH THE LEGISLATURE on January 24th Actual price: USD $200,000.
  10. Heritage Auctions 1933 Goudey Babe Ruth #53 PSA NM-MT 8. on January 24th Actual price: USD $168,000.
  11. Sothebys AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED ("R E LEE") AS CONFEDERATE COMMANDER, TO RABBI MAX MICHELBACHER, DECLINING TO FURLOUGH JEWISH CONFEDERATE TROOPS FOR THE HIGH HOLY DAYS on January 24th Actual price: USD $150,000.
  12. Sothebys AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED ("GO: WASHINGTON") AS CONTINENTAL COMMANDER TO BRYAN FAIRFAX "AT TOWLSTON IN VIRGINIA," EXPRESSING HIS EAGERNESS TO RESIGN HIS COMMISSION AND RETIRE TO MOUNT VERNON on January 24th Actual price: USD $150,000.
  13. Heritage Auctions 1933 Goudey Babe Ruth #149 PSA NM-MT 8. on January 24th Actual price: USD $144,000.
  14. Christies Snowy Owl (Plate CXXI) Strix nyctea on January 19th Actual price: USD $112,500.
  15. University Archives Bob Dylan "Like A Rolling Stone" Handwritten Signed Lyrics, Voted #1 Song of All Time by Rolling Stone Magazine! on January 23rd Actual price: USD $96,000.
  16. Sothebys AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED ("TH: JEFFERSON"), TO ROBERT S. GARNETT, MEMBER OF THE UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES (1817-1827), ON LIMITING GOVERNMENT’S HAND IN THE ECONOMY  on January 24th Actual price: USD $93,750.
  17. Christies Great American cock Male (Plate I) Meleagris gallopavo Variant 1 on January 19th Actual price: USD $87,500.
  18. Heritage Auctions 1933 Goudey Mel Ott #127 PSA Mint 9 - None Higher! on January 24th Actual price: USD $84,000.
  19. Heritage Auctions 1933 Goudey Benny Bengough #1 PSA NM-MT 8 - Only Two Higher. on January 24th Actual price: USD $66,000.
  20. Christies Iceland or Jer Falcon (Plate CCCLXVI) Falco Islandicus on January 19th Actual price: USD $62,500.
  21. Sothebys FISH HAWK (PLATE 81) on January 19th Actual price: USD $60,000.
  22. Sothebys SUMMER OR WOOD DUCK (PLATE CCVI) on January 19th Actual price: USD $60,000.
  23. Sothebys IVORY-BILLED WOODPECKER (PLATE 66) on January 19th Actual price: USD $56,250.
  24. Sothebys AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT SURVEY SIGNED (IN TEXT TWICE, “T. JEFFERSON ESQ.?? AND “JEFFERSON"), REGARDING 1,043 ACRES BORDERING MONTICELLO on January 24th Actual price: USD $52,500.
  25. Heritage Auctions 1933 Goudey Red Faber #79 PSA Mint 9 - Pop One, None Higher! on January 24th Actual price: USD $50,400.


26 total sales were reported this week:

PBA Galleries. Art & Illustration, Children's Books & Miscellanea on January 24th: 67.64%
Sothebys. Fine Manuscripts and Printed Americana on January 24th: 57.30%
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Rare Books & Fine Prints on January 22nd: 83.21%
Heritage Auctions. 1933 Goudey PSA Set Registry Catalog on January 24th: 100.00%
University Archives. Rare Autographs, Books on January 23rd: 82.69%
Minerva Auctions Roma. Books, Autographs and Prints on December 11th: 44.59%
Minerva Auctions Roma. Books, Autographs and Prints on December 10th: 61.60%
Minerva Auctions Roma. Prints and Multiples on December 13th: 63.33%
Tooveys. Postcards, Cigarette Cards; Photographs, Autographs, Printed & Manuscript Ephemera on January 22nd: 81.25%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on January 22nd: 82.86%
Vermot de Pas. History and Regions of France on January 21st: 21.39%
Artcurial. MORE Design, Prints, Limited Edition, Urban, Photographs ... on January 20th: 59.30%
Clars Auction Gallery. Prints on January 20th: 90.48%
Clars Auction Gallery. Prints on January 19th: 77.37%
Sothebys. The Collection of Anne H. & Frederick Vogel III on January 19th: 100.00%
Eldreds. Antiques and Accessories - Books and Prints on January 19th: 53.01%
Christies. Important American Furniture, Folk Art, Silver and Prints - Prints on January 19th: 100.00%
Kestenbaum and Company. PRINTED BOOKS, HOLY LAND MAPS, POSTERS, & JEWISH GRAPHIC ART on January 17th: 75.44%
Heritage Auctions. Weekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 1/15 on January 22nd: 98.92%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 1/15 on January 22nd: 98.14%
Morton Subastas. Books and Historical Documents on January 22nd: 34.35%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles Auction - online bidstart 12/23/18 on January 20th: 99.12%
Goldberg Coins and Collectibles. Collectibles on December 9th: 72.91%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 1/13 on January 20th: 99.51%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 1/13 on January 20th: 98.44%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on January 19th: 92.90%

 

For the week ahead 29 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jan. 28th
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Treasures Galore - Day 5. 952 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 114 lots
Dorotheum . Vienna. Property from Aristocratic Estates and Important Provenance. 17 lots

Tue. Jan. 29th
PosterConnection Inc.. Clayton. Affordable Posters. 383 lots
Christies. New York. Old Master Prints. 164 lots
Doyle New York. New York. Americana from the Library of Arnold "Jake" Johnson. 312 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Editions and Works on Paper. 272 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Fine Illustrated Books and Graphics. 201 lots
Tajan. Paris. Rare and Precious Books. 79 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 1/22. 701 lots
Couton Veyrac Jamault. Nantes. Ancient paintings, modern and contemporary - maps and prints. 28 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Weekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 1/22. 334 lots

Wed. Jan. 30th
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Documents. 576 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Private Press, Illustrated Books, and Modern First Editions. 568 lots
Thomson Roddick Auctioneers & Valuers. Carlisle. Antiquarian and Collectible Books Auction. 251 lots
Bonhams. London. The Gentleman's Library Sale - Books and Prints. 9 lots

Thu. Jan. 31st
Lyon and Turnbull. Edinburgh. Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photography. 470 lots
Freemans. Philadelphia. Books, Maps and Manuscripts. 414 lots
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Cape Town. Modern First Editions - Preview - Internet Bidstart 1/24. 404 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Artsy: The Master and the Muse.
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Books.

Sat. Feb. 2nd
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 786 lots
Potomack Company. Alexandria. Live Auction - Books, Prints. 15 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper.

Sun. Feb. 3rd
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 1/27.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 1/27.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 1/6. 170 lots
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books.
Michael Treloar. Adelaide SA. Signed Modern Firsts, and Australia - Online bidstart 1/25.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 14:</b> William Shakespeare, <i>Shakespeare’s Sonnets, In Two Parts,</i> limited Saint Dunstan edition, Oxford University Press, 1901. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 14:</b> Benjamin Graham & David L. Dodd, <i>Security Analysis,</i> first edition, inscribed by Graham to a Wall Street trader, NY, 1934. $18,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 14:</b><br>Ian Fleming, <i>Goldfinger,</i> first edition, inscribed to Sir Henry Cotton, MBE, London, 1959. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 14:</b><br>Ian Fleming, <i>The Man with the Golden Gun,</i> first edition, first state with the dust jacket, London, 1965. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 14:</b> Virginia Woolf, <i>The Voyage Out,</i> first American edition of the author’s first book, in rare dust jacket, NY, 1920. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 14:</b> Gabriel García Márquez, <i>Cien años de soledad,</i> Buenos Aires, 1967. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 14:</b> Mary Mapes Dodge, <i>Along the Way,</i> first edition, author’s copy, annotated in her hand, NY, 1879. $1,800 to $2,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 14:</b> <i>The Dial: A Monthly Magazine for Literature, Philosophy and Religion,</i> first edition, Ralph Waldo Emerson’s copy, Cincinnati, 1860. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 14:</b> Gaston Leroux, <i>The Phantom of the Opera,</i> first American edition, first printing, New York, 1911. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 14:</b> Walt Whitman, <i>Leaves of Grass,</i> signed, Camden, 1876. $4,000 to $6,000.
  • <center><b>Bonhams<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>New York | June 11, 2019</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 11:</b> Faulkner, William. <i>The Sound and the Fury.</i> New York: Jonathan Cape, [1929]. First edition in dust jacket. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 11:</b> Trautz-Bauzonnet bindery. Shakespeare, William. Sonnets. 1901. 2 volumes. Printed on vellum and illuminated by Ross Turner. $12,000 to $18,000
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 11:</b> Thompson, Kay. <i>Eloise at Christmastime.</i> New York: Random House, [1958]. First edition. In custom binding by Asprey. $2,000 to $3,000
    <center><b>Bonhams<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>New York | June 11, 2019</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 11:</b> Beardsley, Aubrey. <i>The Birth, Life, and Acts of King Arthur.</i> 1893-94. 2 volumes. Contemporary painted vellum gilt by Chivers. $2,000 to $3,000
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 11:</b> Assisi, St. Francis. <i>The Canticle of Brother Sun.</i> Illuminated on vellum, for the Grolier Society. $6,000 to $9,000
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 11:</b> Taylor, Deems. <i>Walt Disney’s Fantasia.</i> New York: 1940. In custom binding by Asprey. $2,500 to $3,500