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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>Morton Subastas on Bidsquare:</b><br>Die Französische Expedition gegen Mexico /Beilagen zum Beiheft des Militair - Wochenblattes
    <b>Morton Subastas on Bidsquare:</b><br>The Architecture Of M. Vitruvius Pollio. London, 1791.
    <b>Morton Subastas on Bidsquare:</b> Estatuto Provisional del Imperio Mexicano. México: Imprenta de Andrade y Escalante, 1865.
    <b>Morton Subastas on Bidsquare:</b> Historia de Méjico... México, 1849 - 1852.
    <b>Morton Subastas on Bidsquare:</b> Juárez, Benito - Ogazón, Pedro. Legajos de Bandos del Estado de Guadalajara, 1860-1863.
    <b>Morton Subastas on Bidsquare:</b> Sigüenza y Góngora, Carlos. Mapa de las Aguas que por el Círculo de 90 Leguas Vienen a la Laguna de Tescuco... Méx, 1748.
    <b>Morton Subastas on Bidsquare:</b> Cruces y Campa / Aubert / Valleto. Pareja Imperial, Fusilamiento de Maximiliano, Tipos Mexicanos... ca,1875.
  • <b>Bonhams: Treasures from the Eric C. Caren Collection: How History Unfolds on Paper, Part VII (Online). March 6-14, 2019</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Albert Einstein A remarkable letter on God in English, one of his most eloquent and quoted, 1 p, July 2, 1945. $100,000 to $150,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Benjamin Lincoln's commission as Major General in the Continental Army, February 19th, 1777. $60,000 to $90,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Broadside. A Poem Upon the Bloody Engagement That Was Fought on Bunker's-Hill. 1775. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Early, full printing of the Star-Spangled Banner in The Yankee, October 7, 1814. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Paul Revere. Engraving, “The Boston Massacre Perpetrated on March 5, 1770," in <i>Massachusett's Calendar 1772.</i> $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Bonhams: Treasures from the Eric C. Caren Collection: How History Unfolds on Paper, Part VII (Online). March 6-14, 2019</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Earliest known newspaper coverage of Babe Ruth, "a St Mary's schoolboy," Baltimore, April 4, 1914. $6,000 to $9,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Franklin, Benjamin. <i>The Independent Whig.</i> First Magazine Published in America, Philadelphia: Keimer, 1723-4. $15,000 to $20,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Smith, Joseph. <i>The Book of Mormon.</i> Palmyra: Printed by E.B. Grandin for the Author, 1830. First printing. $40,000 to $60,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Last Words of Joseph Smith. Autograph Letter Signed from a Mormon disciple, conveying a contemporary account of the Prophet's final words, Nauvoo, July 27, 1844. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> John Brown's Body. Autograph Letter Signed from the daughter of John Brown attempting to arrange the return of her father's body, North Elba, Essex Co, NY, November 29, 1859. $4,000 to $6,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Powell Expedition. Autograph diary of Rhodes C. Allen kept during the Powell Expedition of 1868, June 29, 1868 - November 16, 1868. $20,000 to $40,000
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 21:</b> NASA archive with 351 photographs, silver & chromogenic prints, 1960-2002. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 21:</b> Edward S. Curtis, suite of 18 cyanotypes, 1910-14. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 21:</b> Edward S. Curtis, <i>Horse Capture, Atsina,</i> unique copper plate for <i>The North American Indian,</i> 1908. $60,000 to $90,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 21:</b> John Whipple, <i>Harriet Beecher Stowe,</i> salted print from a calotype negative, 1853. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 21:</b> Lewis Carroll, <i>Xie Kitchen,</i> albumen print, circa 1872. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 21:</b> Ansel Adams, <i>Taos Pueblo,</i> limited, signed first edition of the artist's first book, 12 silver bromide prints, 1930. $30,000 to $45,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 21:</b><br>JFK in his motorcade about 2 mins before his assassination, chromogenic print, 1963. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 21:</b> Anton Guilio Bragaglia, 6 photomechanical postcards with facsimile signatures, 1911-13, printed 1932. $30,000 to $45,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 21:</b> Société Anonyme, Inc, group of 9 postcards, including 8 real photo postcards, 1920-30. $25,000 to $35,000.
  • <b>Bonhams, Mar 12:</b> Walt Whitman. <i>Leaves of Grass.</i> First edition, first issue, SIGNED in block letters by Whitman. 1855. $200,000 to $300,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 12:</b> Isaac Newton's copy of John Greave's <i>Pyramidographia,</i> London, 1646. $50,000 to $70,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 12:</b> Colonel John Mosby. Robert E. Lee's autograph letter to Samuel Cooper reporting on Mosby's exploits, with Cooper's autograph note ordering his appointment to Major.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 12:</b> Gyula Halasz Brassai. Large archive of autograph and typed letters, over 260, to his family including his wife Gilberte, 1947-1978. $40,000 to $60,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 12:</b> Archive of drawings and letters from Harper Lee to Charles Carruth, including an inscribed first edition of <i>To Kill a Mockingbird.</i> $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 11:</b> VESALIUS, ANDREAS. 1514-1564. <i>De humani corporis fabrica libri septem.</i> Basel: Johannes Oporinus, June 1543. $300,000 to $500,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 11:</b> HARVEY, WILLIAM. 1578-1657. <i>De motu cordis & sanguinis in animalibus Anatomica Exercitatio.</i> Leiden: Joannis Maire, 1639. $25,000 to $35,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 11:</b> BERENGARIO DA CARPI, GIACOMO. 1460-1530. <i>Isagogae breves perlucide ac uberrimae in Anatomiam humani corporis.</i> Bologna: Benedictus Hectoris, 15 July 1523. $15,000 to $25,000
    <b>Bonhams NY, Mar 11:</b> FRANKLIN, BENJAMIN. 1706-1790. <i>Experiments and Observations on Electricity, made at Philadelphia in America…</i> London, 1769. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Bonhams NY, Mar 11:</b> BENIVIENI, ANTONIO. 1443-1502. <i>De abditis nonnullis ac mirandis morborum et sanationum causis.</i>Florence: Filippo Giunta, 1507. $8,000 to $12,000
  • <b>Christie’s Paris, 20 Feb:</b> BELON. <i>L’Histoire de la nature des oyseaux.</i> Paris : Corrozet, 1555. $17,000 to $23,000
    <b>Christie’s Paris, 20 Feb:</b> MIOMANDRE – BARBIER. <i>Dessins sur les danses de Vaslav Nijinsky.</i> Paris. 1913. $23,000 to $34,000
    <b>Christie’s Paris, 20 Feb:</b> HOKUSAI. <i>Fugaku Hyakkei, Edo : Nishimura Yûzô.</i> 1834-1875. $58,000 to $80,000
    <b>Christie’s Paris, 20 Feb:</b> EDWARDS. <i> <br>A Natural History of Uncommon Birds…</i> London : Printed for the Author. 1743-1764. $35,000 to $46,000
    <b>Christie’s Paris, 20 Feb:</b> VESALIUS. <i><br> De Humane Corporis Fabrica libri septem...</i> Basle : J. Oporinus. 1555. $58,000 to $80,000