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Rare Book Hub: 30 Auctions Archived, Another 34 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 9 March 2019 30 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 5 denominated in euros, 5 in British pounds, and 20 in US dollars.  Sales totaled $13,191,191 as 9,035 lots were offered and 7,659 sold for a 85% success rate.  The auction market for collectible paper continues to be very strong.

 

3 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

ChristiesMasterpieces of Design and Photography - Photographs on March 6th: $4,617,690 
Swann Galleries19th Century Prints and Drawings on March 5th: $2,741,636 
Heritage AuctionsBooks on March 6th: $1,684,038 
 

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

SkinnerAmerican Furniture & Decorative Arts - Prints on March 2nd: 153.59% 
Heritage AuctionsBooks on March 6th: 140.89% 
Swann GalleriesEarly Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books on March 7th: 124.32% 
Leland Little AuctionsImportant Spring Auction - Books, Prints on March 2nd: 121.78% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on March 6th: 120.14% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsFine Art - Prints on March 7th: 109.67% 
Waverly AuctionsWaverly Rare Books Presidential & Americana Auction on February 28th: 104.60% 


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

Heritage AuctionsWeekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 3/29 on March 5th: 100.00% 
Leland Little AuctionsImportant Spring Auction - Books, Prints on March 2nd: 100.00% 
National Book AuctionsCartography, Books-on-Books, Antique, etc. on March 3rd: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 2/24 on March 3rd: 99.47% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 2/3 on March 3rd: 99.04% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on March 2nd: 98.82% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 2/24 on March 3rd: 97.84% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 2/26 on March 5th: 97.84% 
Dirk Soulis AuctionsMultiple Estates Art and Antiques on March 2nd: 97.22% 
Heritage AuctionsBooks on March 6th: 96.90% 
Waverly AuctionsWaverly Rare Books Presidential & Americana Auction on February 28th: 95.26% 
SkinnerAmerican Furniture & Decorative Arts - Prints on March 2nd: 92.50% 
Swann GalleriesEarly Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books on March 7th: 91.27% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on March 6th: 89.68% 
Rachel Davis Fine ArtsSporting Books and Art and Art Books on March 2nd: 89.58% 
ChristiesMasterpieces of Design and Photography - Photographs on March 6th: 85.71% 
PBA GalleriesMystery and Detective Fiction on March 7th: 81.36% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on March 7th: 80.20% 
 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Christies Self-Portrait ('The Constructor') on March 6th Actual price: USD $1,250,370.
  2. Christies Shell (Nautilus) on March 6th Actual price: USD $680,130.
  3. Christies Mailänder Dom (innen), Mailand on March 6th Actual price: USD $553,410.
  4. Christies Fördertürme (Winding Towers) on March 6th Actual price: USD $442,530.
  5. Christies Yellow Sea on March 6th Actual price: USD $313,500.
  6. Christies Teenage couple on Hudson Street N.Y.C, 1963 on March 6th Actual price: USD $272,250.
  7. Christies Cigarette No. 37, New York on March 6th Actual price: USD $231,000.
  8. Christies Avedon Paris on March 6th Actual price: USD $231,000.
  9. Christies May Day I on March 6th Actual price: USD $198,000.
  10. RR Auction Mao Zedong, Zhou Enlai, and World Leaders on March 6th Actual price: USD $192,659.
  11. Heritage Auctions The Federalist: A Collection of Essays, Written in Favour of the New Constitution, as Agreed upon by the Federal Convention, September 17, 1787. on March 6th Actual price: USD $187,500.
  12. Christies Lutz & Alex, Schwanzgriff on March 6th Actual price: USD $165,000.
  13. Christies Paradise 03, Daintree, Australien on March 6th Actual price: USD $156,750.
  14. Christies Lutz & Alex sitting in the trees on March 6th Actual price: USD $123,750.
  15. Swann Galleries Homme à la Pipe: Portrait du Docteur Gachet. on March 5th Actual price: USD $106,250.
  16. Swann Galleries Don Quichotte e Sancio Panza. on March 5th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  17. Heritage Auctions Moo-Reese Tabletop Cow. on March 6th Actual price: USD $93,750.
  18. Swann Galleries La Prose du Transsibérien et de la petite Jehanne de France by Blaise Cendrars. on March 5th Actual price: USD $87,500.
  19. Swann Galleries Illustrations of the Book of Job. on March 5th Actual price: USD $87,500.
  20. Swann Galleries Sommer I. on March 5th Actual price: USD $81,250.
  21. Heritage Auctions Red Harvest. on March 6th Actual price: USD $75,000.
  22. RR Auction Sun Yat-sen on March 6th Actual price: USD $67,759.
  23. Heritage Auctions The Big Sleep. on March 6th Actual price: USD $57,500.
  24. Swann Galleries Natura Morta con Cinque Oggetti. on March 5th Actual price: USD $47,500.
  25. Swann Galleries Le Permissionaire. on March 5th Actual price: USD $47,500.



30 total sales reported this week:

Guernseys. Collector's Odyssey - Day 2 on February 21st: 66.33%
Guernseys. Collector's Odyssey - Day 1 on February 20th: 70.05%
Thomaston Place Auction Galleries. Rare Books, Documents, Graphic Arts and Photographs on March 1st: 68.58%
PBA Galleries. Mystery and Detective Fiction on March 7th: 81.36%
Swann Galleries. Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books on March 7th: 91.27%
RR Auction. Marvels of Modern Music - Internet bidstart 3/7 on March 6th: 65.51%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Fine Art - Prints on March 7th: 70.30%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps and Documents on March 6th: 89.68%
Rossini. DISPERSION OF M. GAULARD'S COLLECTION, FIRST PART, on March 5th: 60.43%
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Sporting Books and Art and Art Books on March 2nd: 89.58%
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Multiple Estates Art and Antiques on March 2nd: 97.22%
Christies. Masterpieces of Design and Photography - Photographs on March 6th: 85.71%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on March 7th: 80.20%
Waverly Auctions. Waverly Rare Books Presidential & Americana Auction on February 28th: 95.26%
Heritage Auctions. Books on March 6th: 96.90%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on March 6th: 72.97%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on March 5th: 79.52%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Select Modern and Contemporary Editions and Artists' Books on March 5th: 79.89%
Swann Galleries. 19th Century Prints and Drawings on March 5th: 68.79%
Heritage Auctions. Weekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 3/29 on March 5th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 2/26 on March 5th: 97.84%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 2/24 on March 3rd: 99.47%
National Book Auctions. Cartography, Books-on-Books, Antique, etc. on March 3rd: 100.00%
Leland Little Auctions. Important Spring Auction - Books, Prints on March 2nd: 100.00%
Skinner. American Furniture & Decorative Arts - Prints on March 2nd: 92.50%
Purcell Auctioneers. Railwayana - signs, posters - books, prints on February 27th: 63.53%
Aste Bolaffi. Mountain Memorabilia on February 28th: 60.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 2/24 on March 3rd: 97.84%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 2/3 on March 3rd: 99.04%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on March 2nd: 98.82%


For the week ahead 34 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Mar. 11th
Bonhams. New York. The Medical and Scientific Library of W. Bruce Fye. 404 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Wigwam Auction - session 5. 521 lots
Robert Siegel Galleries. New York. United States Postal History. 998 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 66 lots

Tue. Mar. 12th
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. Berlin. Autographs. 733 lots
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. BIBLIOTHÈQUE JEAN-PAUL LAURENCHET GASTRONOMY WINE TASTING. 400 lots
Bonhams. New York. Extraordinary Books and Manuscripts. 57 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 3/5. 609 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Weekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 3/5. 205 lots
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Judaica, Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinic Letters. 379 lots

Wed. Mar. 13th
Purcell Auctioneers. Birr. Irish Interest Books - Railwayana Books and Ephemera. 602 lots
Vermot de Pas. Paris. Library about Gastronomy - Part 1. 447 lots
Nye & Company Auctioneers. Bloomfield. Timed Auction, Session 2: Fine Art Prints. 7 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Vintage Photographs of Norman Seeff - Online bidstart 2/26. 50 lots
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . Fine Art - Prints. 131 lots

Thu. Mar. 14th
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Cape Town. Books - PREVIEW - Internet Bidstart 3/7. 506 lots
Artcurial. Paris. Prints and Illustrated Books. 242 lots
Bonhams. New York. Treasures from the Eric C. Caren Collection - Online bidstart 3/6. 267 lots
Doyle New York. New York. Travel & Sport in India & Asia from the Library of Arnold 'Jake' Johnson - bidstart 2/28. 335 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs and Artifacts - Internet bid start 2/22. 761 lots
Soler Y Llach. Barcelona. Books, Manuscripts and Collecting. 851 lots
Nye & Company Auctioneers. Bloomfield. Timed Backyard Auction - Books and Prints. 72 lots
FRAYSSE & Associés. Paris. Collection of Mr. X - Portulan map. 1 lots
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Animation Art - Online Only. 104 lots

Fri. Mar. 15th
Marc van de Wiele Auctions. Brugge. Spring Auction - Books and Prints. 1093 lots
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. The Adventure & Exploration Library of Steve Fossett, Part II. 292 lots

Sat. Mar. 16th
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Fine Art - Prints. 137 lots
Vermot de Pas. Paris. Comic Strips, Original Boards, Japanese Animation. 615 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Signature Auction. 908 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper.

Sun. Mar. 17th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 2/17. 176 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 3/10.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 3/10.
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Fine Art - Prints. 54 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <center><b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers<br>Library of a Midwestern Collector<br>November 5, 2019</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Nov. 5:</b> DARWIN, Charles. <i>On the Origin of Species.</i> London John Murray, 1859. FIRST EDITION. THE VERY FINE MELLON-GARDEN COPY. $120,000 to $180,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Nov. 5:</b> ECKERT, J. P, H. H. GOLDSTINE, and J. G. BRAINERD. <i>Description of the ENIAC and comments on electronic digital computing machines.</i> N.p., 1945. FIRST EDITION, INSCRIBED BY GOLDSTINE. $5,000 to $7,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Nov. 5:</b> EUCLID. <i>Elementa geometriae.</i> Translated from the Arabic by Adelard of Bath. Venice: Erhard Ratdolt, 25 May 1482. FIRST EDITION. $60,000 to $80,000
    <center><b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers<br>Library of a Midwestern Collector<br>November 5, 2019</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Nov. 5:</b> [HAMILTON, Alexander, James MADISON and John JAY]. <i>The Federalist: A Collection of Essays…</i> New York: John and Andrew M'Lean, 1788. FIRST EDITION. $60,000 to $80,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Nov. 5:</b> GALILEI, Galileo. <i>Dialogo...Dove ne i congressi di quattro giornate si discorre sopra i due massimi sistemi del mondo Tolemaico, e Copernicano.</i> Florence, 1632. FIRST EDITION. $30,000 to $40,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Nov. 5:</b> JOYCE, James. <i>Ulysses.</i> Paris: Shakespeare and Company, 1922. FIRST EDITION, ONE OF 100 COPIES SIGNED BY JOYCE. $120,000 to $180,000
    <center><b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers<br>Library of a Midwestern Collector<br>November 5, 2019</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Nov. 5:</b> KEYNES, John Maynard. <i>The General Theory of Employment Interest and Money.</i> London: Macmillan, 1936. FIRST EDITION. $5,000 to $7,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Nov. 5:</b> NEWTON, Isaac, Sir. <i>Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica.</i> London: Joseph Streater for the Royal Society, 1687. FIRST EDITION. $150,000 to $250,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Nov. 5:</b> ROWLING, J. K. <i>Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.</i> London: Bloomsbury, 1997. FIRST EDITION, SIGNED BY ROWLING. $80,000 to $120,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Nov. 5:</b> SMITH, Adam. <i>An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.</i> London: for W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1776. FIRST EDITION. $70,000 to $90,000
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 24:</b> Sir Isaac Newton, <i>Opticks,</i> first edition, first issue, London, 1704. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 24:</b> Johannes Jacobus Canis, <i>De modo studendi in utroque iure,</i> first edition, Padua, 1476. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 24:</b> Pope Clemens V, <i>Constitutiones,</i> Nuremberg, 1482. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 24:</b> Nicolaus Panormitanus de Tudeschis, <i>Lectura super V libris Decretalium,</i> Basel, 1480-81. $5,000 to $7,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 24:</b> Michael Faraday, <i>Experimental Researches in Electricity,</i> complete set, first editions, London, 1832-56. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 24:</b> William Gilbert, <i>Tractatus sive physiologia nova de magnete,</i> Sedini, 1628. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 24:</b> John Bulwer, <i>Philocophus,</i> first edition of the first book in English on the deaf, London, 1648. $1,000 to $2,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 24:</b> James Cook, complete set, 9 volumes, London, 1773-84. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 24:</b> Nicolaus Bertrand, <i>Opus de Tholosano[rum] Gestis ab Urbe Condita,</i> with the earliest known view of the city of Toulouse, 1515. $2,000 to $3,000.
  • <center> <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts Including Americana<br>November 6, 2019</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Nov. 6:</b> RATZER, Bernard. <i>Plan of the City of New York in North America, surveyed in the years 1766 & 1767.</i> London: Jefferys and Faden, “Jan.y” 12, 1776. $80,000 to $120,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Nov. 6:</b> [KELMSCOTT PRESS]. COCKERELL, Sydney C. <i>Some German Woodcuts of the Fifteenth Century.</i> Hammersmith: The Kelmscott Press, 1897 [issued 1898]. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Nov. 6:</b> [GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS]. KEATS, John. <i>Lamia, Isabella, the Eve of Saint Agnes and Other Poems.</i> Waltham Saint Lawrence, Berkshire: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1928. $6,000 to $8,000
    <center> <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts Including Americana<br>November 6, 2019</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Nov. 6:</b> [GRANT, Ulysses S.— GRANT, Julia, First Lady]. Carved Applewood and 18-karat Gold Jewelry Suite, Browne & Spaulding, Jewelers, New York City, 1865. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Nov. 6:</b> [LINCOLN ASSASSINATION]. GARDNER, Alexander. <i>Incidents of the War |Sic Semper Sicariis</i> [caption title]. Washington, D. C.: Philip & Solomons, 1865. $5,000 to $7,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Nov. 6:</b> A COMPLETE COLLECTION of 115 titles published in R. R. Donnelley's Lakeside Classics series. Chicago, 1903-2017. COMPLETE RUN OF THE LONGEST-RUNNING CONTINUOUS SERIES OF BOOKS IN THE WORLD. $5,000 to $7,000
    <center> <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts Including Americana<br>November 6, 2019</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Nov. 6:</b> GLEIZES, Albert. METZINGER, Jean. <i>Du Cubisme.</i> Paris, 1947. LIMITED EDITION, number 19 of 20 copies on papier d'Auvergne. $3,000 to $4,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Nov. 6:</b> [THE LITTLE REVIEW]. ANDERSON, Margaret, ed. POUND, Ezra, ed. HEAP, Jane, ed. <i>The Little Review.</i> Vol. I, No. 1 through Vol. XII, No. 2. 1914-1929. $3,000 to $4,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Nov. 6:</b> [MOUNTENEY, Leonard, binder]. LOUŸS, Pierre. <i>Songs of Bilitis.</i> Chicago: Argus Books, 1931. $2,000 to $3,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Nov. 6:</b> [HANCOCK, John]. Partly-printed U.S. Loan-Office Transfer Certificate issued on behalf of Hancock. Sgn’d on recto by William Imlay, as Commissioner of Loans of Connecticut. 28 February 1793. $2,000 to $3,000
  • <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> SMITH, CHRISTOPHER WEBB. 1793-1871. <i>Indian Ornithology.</i> [Patna, India]: 1828. $50,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> DUPRÉ, LOUIS. 1789-1837. <i>Voyage à Athènes et à Constantinople, ou Collection de portraits, vues et costumes grecs et ottomans.</i> Paris: Dondey-Dupré, 1825. $60,000 to $90,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> ADAMS, JOHN. Autograph Letter Signed ("J Adams"), [to Dr. Perkins?] while recovering from his small pox inoculation, [late-April, 1764]. $30,000 to $50,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> AUSTEN, JANE. Autograph Letter Signed ("J. Austen"), to her sister Cassandra, 4 pp, "Thursday – after dinner," [September 16, 1813,] Henrietta St. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES. 1785-1851. <i>The Birds of America, from Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories.</i> New York & Philadelphia: J.J. Audubon & J.B. Chevalier, 1840-1844. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> DODWELL, EDWARD. 1767-1832. <i>Views in Greece.</i> London: Rodwell and Martin, 1821. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> JAMES, JESSE. Autograph Letter Signed ("Jesse W. James"), to Mr. Flood demanding Flood retract spurious accusations, 3 pp, June 5, 1875. $200,000 to $300,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> DE CORDOBA, JACOB. <i>Map of the State of Texas.</i> New York, 1866. $15,000 to $20,000
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> ARNOLD, BENEDICT. Autograph bookseller's receipt for Dr. John Dickinson, Signed ("B. Arnold"), February 1767. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> EINSTEIN, ALBERT. 4 Typed Letters Signed ("A Einstein") to Cleveland E. Dodge offering early reports on the meetings of the Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> EISENHOWER, DWIGHT D. Typed Letter Signed ("Dwight D. Eisenhower") to General Henri Giraud written from a secret bunker in Gibraltar on the eve of Operation Torch, November 4 [but 6], 1942. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> Early Broadside Printing of the GADSDEN PURCHASE, Puebla, August 16, 1854. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> ALLEN, ETHAN. Autograph Letter Signed to Crevecouer during the Constitutional Debates in Congress, 2 pp, August 29, 1787. $30,000 to $50,000.