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Rare Book Hub: 22 Auctions Archived, another 31 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 16 February 2019 22 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 1 denominated i9n euros, 3 in British pounds, and 18 in US dollars.  Turnover was $1,644,775 as 4,797 lots were offered and 4,484 lots sold for a 93% success rate.  The lots were light, the percentage sold extremely high.

 

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

Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books: Unreserved Online Sale on February 13th: 131.81% 
Potomack CompanyLive Auction - Books, Prints on February 2nd: 109.51% 
Heritage AuctionsWeekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 2/5 on February 12th: 105.67% 


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

National Book AuctionsEnglish Literature, History, Science, Children’s Books and Illustrations Online on February 10th: 100.00% 
Dirk Soulis AuctionsAdvertising on February 9th: 99.82% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 2/5 on February 12th: 99.66% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 2/3 on February 10th: 99.60% 
Heritage AuctionsWeekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 2/5 on February 12th: 99.57% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 2/3 on February 10th: 98.18% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 1/13 on February 10th: 94.90% 
Carlsen GalleryAnnual Winter Antiques Auction - Books, Prints on February 10th: 94.74% 
William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsFebruary 12th Valentine Variety on February 12th: 93.65% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on February 9th: 93.45% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books: Unreserved Online Sale on February 13th: 90.24% 
Michaans AuctionsEphemera and Collectibles on February 11th: 88.17% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on February 14th: 87.24% 
Rachel Davis Fine ArtsPrints and Drawings on February 9th: 84.96% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on February 12th: 83.76% 
Doyle New YorkDogs in Art including the Sporting Art Collection of James W. Smith - Prints on February 13th: 82.46% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Potomack Company THOMAS JEFFERSON AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED TO JOHN DICKINSON, JULY 23, 1801 on February 2nd Actual price: USD $53,125.
  2. Potomack Company THOMAS JEFFERSON AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED TO JAMES RONALDSON, OCTOBER 11, 1812 on February 2nd Actual price: USD $28,125.
  3. Sothebys RAQUEL WELCH ON THE CROSS, LOS ANGELES, 1966 on February 12th Actual price: USD $20,963.
  4. PBA Galleries Red Harvest - inscribed on February 7th Actual price: USD $18,000.
  5. Potomack Company MAJOR GENERAL ULYSSES S. GRANT AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED TO MAJOR GENERAL BUELL IN PITTSBURG, APRIL 7TH, 1862 DURING THE BATTLE OF SHILOH on February 2nd Actual price: USD $16,250.
  6. PBA Galleries Archive relating to Nabokov’s research on the Lepidoptera Lycaenidae, including a lengthy handwritten letter to a noted lepidopterist; inscribed offprints of articles by Nabokov; original sketches; and more on February 7th Actual price: USD $15,600.
  7. Potomack Company PRESIDENT ABRAHAM LINCOLN ENDORSEMENT OF MAJOR ABNER DOUBLEDAY TO BRIGADIER GENERAL, NOVEMBER 27, 1861 on February 2nd Actual price: USD $15,000.
  8. Heritage Auctions Amazing Fantasy #15 (Marvel, 1962) CGC GD+ 2.5 Off-white pages. on February 10th Actual price: USD $14,400.
  9. PBA Galleries Archive of manuscript writings of Jacob Mordecai, including sermons, discussion of religious topics etc. on February 7th Actual price: USD $12,000.
  10. PBA Galleries Leviathan, or the Matter, Forme, & Power of a Common-Wealth Ecclesiasticall and Civill on February 7th Actual price: USD $12,000.
  11. Heritage Auctions Detective Comics #29 Incomplete (DC, 1939) CGC Restored FR 1.0 Moderate to Extensive (A) Off-white pages. on February 10th Actual price: USD $10,800.
  12. PBA Galleries Voyage pittoresque de la Grece on February 7th Actual price: USD $10,800.
  13. Potomack Company THE BRITISH POETS. INCLUDING TRANSLATIONS. IN ONE HUNDRED VOLUMES. 1822 on February 5th Actual price: USD $10,625.
  14. PBA Galleries Kinder- und Haus-Märchen, Gesammelt Durch die Brüder Grimm on February 7th Actual price: USD $9,000.
  15. Sothebys AN EROTIC ETCHING (SCOTTISH ARTS COUNCIL 172) on February 12th Actual price: USD $8,869.
  16. PBA Galleries Following Abraham Lincoln on February 7th Actual price: USD $8,400.
  17. Heritage Auctions The Amazing Spider-Man #1 (Marvel, 1963) CGC VG 4.0 Off-white to white pages. on February 10th Actual price: USD $8,100.
  18. Sothebys EROTICA #4 on February 12th Actual price: USD $7,256.
  19. PBA Galleries Lady Chatterley's Lover on February 7th Actual price: USD $7,200.
  20. PBA Galleries On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life on February 7th Actual price: USD $7,200.
  21. Heritage Auctions Frank R. Paul On the Attack Original Art Illustration (1943). on February 10th Actual price: USD $6,300.
  22. Sothebys MORE OF YOU on February 12th Actual price: USD $6,128.
  23. Potomack Company JOHN BINNS: DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE 1819 on February 2nd Actual price: USD $5,625.
  24. PBA Galleries Creeps By Night on February 7th Actual price: USD $5,400.
  25. Rachel Davis Fine Arts 'Elapse'' on February 9th Actual price: USD $5,143.


22 total sales reported this week:

Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on February 14th: 87.24%
Freemans. Prints and Photographs on February 13th: 76.80%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books: Unreserved Online Sale on February 13th: 90.24%
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. February 12th Valentine Variety on February 12th: 93.65%
Doyle New York. Dogs in Art including the Sporting Art Collection of James W. Smith - Prints on February 13th: 82.46%
Sothebys. Erotic: Passion and Desire - Online bidstart 2/5 on February 12th: 60.00%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on February 12th: 83.76%
Michaans Auctions. Ephemera and Collectibles on February 11th: 88.17%
Potomack Company. Live Auction - Books, Prints on February 2nd: 58.33%
Heritage Auctions. Weekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 2/5 on February 12th: 99.57%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 2/5 on February 12th: 99.66%
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Advertising on February 9th: 99.82%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 2/3 on February 10th: 99.60%
Carlsen Gallery. Annual Winter Antiques Auction - Books, Prints on February 10th: 94.74%
National Book Auctions. English Literature, History, Science, Children’s Books and Illustrations Online on February 10th: 100.00%
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Prints and Drawings on February 9th: 84.96%
PBA Galleries. Books Sold to Benefit the ABAA Benevolent Fund (at Oakland) on February 7th: 67.24%
Potomack Company. Fine Art - Prints, Books - online on February 5th: 66.13%
Michaans Auctions. Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs on February 9th: 72.22%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 1/13 on February 10th: 94.90%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 2/3 on February 10th: 98.18%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on February 9th: 93.45%

 


For the week ahead 31 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Feb. 18th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 78 lots
Alexander Historical Auctions. Chesapeake City. Winter Auction. 905 lots
Couton Veyrac Jamault. Nantes. Daumier Prints. 47 lots

Tue. Feb. 19th
Tooveys. West Sussex. Antique and Collectible Books. 213 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 2/12. 507 lots
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. Old and Modern Books. 129 lots
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Auction of Ancient and Contemporary Books and Documents. 253 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Weekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 2/12. 296 lots

Wed. Feb. 20th
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints and Maps. 165 lots
Christies. Paris. Bibliothèque Marc Litzler. 248 lots
Moreshet Auctions. Jerusalem. Judaica. 172 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Online Photographs - Bidstart 1/30. 61 lots
Guernseys. New York, NY. Collector's Odyssey - Day 1. 434 lots
Trafford Books. Manchester. Books. 70 lots
Central Mass Auctions. Boston,. Durgin Park restaurant memorabilia & advertising. 219 lots

Thu. Feb. 21st
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: An Art Reference Library. 108 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Photographs - Art and Visual Culture. 323 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Americana - Travel & Exploration - Cartography. 430 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics. 1486 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Sports - Internet Bidstart 2/7. 600 lots
Guernseys. New York, NY. Collector's Odyssey - Day 2. 392 lots

Fri. Feb. 22nd
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . ANCIENT AND MODERN BOOKS, MANUSCRIPTS, ILLUSTRATED BOOKS. 314 lots
Ader. PARIS. Russian Art - Prints, Books. 70 lots
Ferraton. Bruxelles. Books. 786 lots

Sat. Feb. 23rd
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 168 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Platinum Sports Auction. 867 lots
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. The Rawlins Magic Collection. 168 lots
North American Auction Company. Bozeman. February Premier Collector Auction. 100 lots

Sun. Feb. 24th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 2/17.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 2/17.
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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.
  • <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.