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Rare Book Hub: 32 Auctions Archived, another 26 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 9 February 2019, 32 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 5 denominated in euros, 4 in British pounds, and 23 in US dollars.  Turnover was $4,232,653 as 11,641 lots were offered and 8,466 sold for a 73% success rate.


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

Case Antiques, Inc.Winter Auction - Fine Art, Antiques, and History on January 26th: 150.99% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Modern Literature and Illustrated Books on February 7th: 149.43% 
BonhamsTravel and Exploration - logbooks, prints, books on February 6th: 144.27% 
Couton Veyrac JamaultAncient paintings, modern and contemporary - maps and prints on January 29th: 132.65% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on February 5th: 103.89% 


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

National Book AuctionsBooks-on-Books, Limited Editions, 17th Century, etc. on February 3rd: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 1/27 on February 3rd: 99.56% 
Heritage AuctionsWeekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 1/29 on February 5th: 99.34% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 1/29 on February 5th: 99.18% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 1/27 on February 3rd: 97.94% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Modern Literature and Illustrated Books on February 7th: 97.39% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 1/6 on February 3rd: 95.29% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on February 2nd: 93.57% 
North American Auction CompanyOld West and Firearms Sale: Prints, Books on January 12th: 92.22% 
Case Antiques, Inc.Winter Auction - Fine Art, Antiques, and History on January 26th: 88.14% 
FreemansBooks, Maps and Manuscripts on January 31st: 87.68% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on February 5th: 87.14% 
Nye & Company AuctioneersJanuary Backyard Auction - Books, Prints on January 31st: 85.88% 
Couton Veyrac JamaultAncient paintings, modern and contemporary - maps and prints on January 29th: 85.71% 
Chiswick AuctionsRare Books and Works on Paper on January 23rd: 84.52% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Bonhams Views of Trinidad, FIRST EDITION, Paris, Lemercier, 1851 on February 6th Actual price: USD $78,000.
  2. Bonhams Diary, written by Stephen B. Church, Signalman aboard the H.M.S. Perseus during a three year tour of duty in the Gulf of Oman based at Muscat, with visits from Bahrain to Karachi, and along the coasts of modern day Iran, Somalia and Yemen, on February 6th Actual price: USD $42,250.
  3. Bonhams The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt & Nubia From Drawings Made on the Spot by David Roberts, With Historical Descriptions by the Revd George Croly, 6 vol. bound in 4, FIRST EDITION, F.G. Moon, 1842-1849 on February 6th Actual price: USD $40,625.
  4. RR Auction Pierre-Auguste Renoir Handwritten Manuscript on February 6th Actual price: USD $37,463.
  5. RR Auction James Joyce Signed Photo on February 6th Actual price: USD $25,826.
  6. Bonhams A good collection of albumen print views and portraits, on February 6th Actual price: USD $24,375.
  7. Case Antiques, Inc. Battle of Shiloh Polk Pattern Bible Flag, S.D.J. Lewis on January 26th Actual price: USD $19,200.
  8. RR Auction Lyndon B. Johnson ALS on February 6th Actual price: USD $19,134.
  9. Swann Galleries DOCUMENTS DÉCORATIFS. Complete portfolio with 72 plates. 1902. on February 7th Actual price: USD $18,750.
  10. Freemans Journal of the Proceedings of the Congress, Held at Philadelphia, May 10, 1775 on January 31st Actual price: USD $18,750.
  11. Winner's Auctions Ltd Historic Letter From Professor Albert Einstein to President Dr. Chaim Weizmann, About Three Days After his Selection. Princeton, 14.5.48 on January 21st Actual price: USD $18,300.
  12. Couton Veyrac Jamault DÉPÔT DES CARTES ET PLANS DE LA MARINE /SARTINE. on January 29th Actual price: USD $16,963.
  13. RR Auction Apollo 1 Signed Photo on February 6th Actual price: USD $16,833.
  14. Bonhams A Picturesque Illustration of the Scenery, Animals, and Native Inhabitants, of the Island of Ceylon on February 6th Actual price: USD $16,250.
  15. Freemans Journals of Congress. Containing the Proceedings In the Year, 1776. Volume II. on January 31st Actual price: USD $15,000.
  16. RR Auction George Washington DS on February 6th Actual price: USD $14,949.
  17. Heritage Auctions Fantastic Four #1 (Marvel, 1961) CGC VG 4.0 Off-white pages. on February 3rd Actual price: USD $14,400.
  18. Bonhams GREEN (J.A.) and others. Album of views, portraits and groups, most relating to Bonny region, and neighbouring coastal areas, on February 6th Actual price: USD $13,813.
  19. Bonhams The Terra Nova at the Ice-Foot, Cape Evans, on February 6th Actual price: USD $13,000.
  20. Bonhams Rorschach II, from 'Pictures of Ink' on February 7th Actual price: USD $12,500.
  21. RR Auction Beatles Promo Card on February 6th Actual price: USD $12,353.
  22. RR Auction Woodrow Wilson: Treaty of Versailles Typescript on February 6th Actual price: USD $11,953.
  23. Bonhams A collection of views in the Punjab, including Markunda, Mundi, Naggar and the Kullu Valley, Rohtang Pass to Ladakh, many relating to bridge engineering works, with a few portrait groups, on February 6th Actual price: USD $11,375.
  24. RR Auction Theodore Roosevelt DS on February 6th Actual price: USD $11,244.
  25. RR Auction Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky ALS on February 6th Actual price: USD $10,980.



32 total sales reported this week:

Rossini. Lithographs, Fine Art Prints on February 6th: 32.23%
Swann Galleries. Vintage Posters on February 7th: 67.93%
Nye & Company Auctioneers. January Backyard Auction - Books, Prints on January 31st: 85.88%
Couton Veyrac Jamault. Ancient paintings, modern and contemporary - maps and prints on January 29th: 85.71%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Modern Literature and Illustrated Books on February 7th: 97.39%
Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic Booksellers. January Book Auction on January 26th: 76.40%
Chiswick Auctions. Rare Books and Works on Paper on January 23rd: 84.52%
RR Auction. Fine Autograph and Artifact Auction featuring Presidents - online bidstart 1/18 on February 6th: 65.47%
Winner's Auctions Ltd. Eretz Israel and Zionism, Anti-semitism, World War II and refugees, ... on January 21st: 68.55%
Bonhams. Amor Fati - Photographs Online - bidstart 1/31 on February 7th: 36.84%
Bonhams. Travel and Exploration - logbooks, prints, books on February 6th: 78.82%
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Modern First Editions - Preview - Internet Bidstart 1/24 on January 31st: 41.58%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Treasures Galore - Day 5 on January 28th: 55.15%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Treasures Galore - Day 4 on January 27th: 61.89%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Treasures Galore - Day 3 on January 26th: 65.50%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Treasures Galore - Day 2 on January 25th: 47.08%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Americana: Printed Material on January 24th: 32.29%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on February 5th: 87.14%
Potter and Potter Auctions. Fine Books and Manuscripts on February 2nd: 71.12%
National Book Auctions. Books-on-Books, Limited Editions, 17th Century, etc. on February 3rd: 100.00%
Lyon and Turnbull. Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photography on January 31st: 78.72%
Freemans. Books, Maps and Manuscripts on January 31st: 87.68%
De Baecque and Associes. Books on January 31st: 62.50%
Case Antiques, Inc.. Winter Auction - Fine Art, Antiques, and History on January 26th: 88.14%
Purcell Auctioneers. January Antiques and Collectibles on January 23rd: 71.95%
North American Auction Company. Old West and Firearms Sale: Prints, Books on January 12th: 92.22%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 1/29 on February 5th: 99.18%
Heritage Auctions. Weekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 1/29 on February 5th: 99.34%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 1/6 on February 3rd: 95.29%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 1/27 on February 3rd: 99.56%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on February 2nd: 93.57%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 1/27 on February 3rd: 97.94%

  

For the week ahead 26 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Feb. 11th
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . Ephemera and Collectibles. 93 lots
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. 75172 Pforzheim. Books, Graphics modern and ancient Arts, Antiques. 6471 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 117 lots

Tue. Feb. 12th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 2/5. 594 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Weekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 2/5. 232 lots
Sothebys. London. Erotic: Passion and Desire - Online bidstart 2/5. 20 lots
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Chadds Ford, PA . February 12th Valentine Variety. 63 lots

Wed. Feb. 13th
Freemans. Philadelphia. Prints and Photographs. 125 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books: Unreserved Online Sale.
Doyle New York. New York. Dogs in Art including the Sporting Art Collection of James W. Smith - Prints. 56 lots

Thu. Feb. 14th
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 196 lots
Tajan. Paris. Online - Prints. 210 lots

Fri. Feb. 15th
Copley Fine Art Auctions. Boston. Winter Sale. 37 lots
ALDE. Paris. Ancient and 19th Century Books. 347 lots
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. Friday Night Sale - prints, books. 32 lots

Sat. Feb. 16th
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Winter Market Auction. 61 lots
Aspire Auctions. Cleveland. February Sale - Internet bidstart 2/8. 49 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Fine Art - Prints. 177 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 169 lots
Leland Little Auctions. Hillsborough, NC. Presidents' Weekend Sale - Books, Prints. 56 lots
The Written Word Autographs. Tamworth, NH . Autographs.

Sun. Feb. 17th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 2/10.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 2/10.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 1/20. 231 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Fine Art - Prints. 40 lots
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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.
  • <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