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Rare Book Hub: 25 Auctions Archived, Another 26 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 16 March 2019 25 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 6 denominated in euros and 19 in US dollars.  Turnover was $5,553,139 as 13,605 lots were offered and 8,720 sold for a slim 64% success rate.  It was better to be a buyer than seller this past week.

  

2 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

BonhamsThe Medical and Scientific Library of W. Bruce Fye on March 11th: $1,470,647 
Kiefer Buch und KunstauktionenBooks, Graphics modern and ancient Arts, Antiques on February 14th: $1,193,704 
 

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

Fonsie Mealy AuctioneersMilford House Sale - Books and Prints on November 20th: 172.66% 
Doyle New YorkTravel & Sport in India & Asia from the Library of Arnold 'Jake' Johnson - bidstart 2/28 on March 14th: 172.16% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on March 12th: 100.30% 


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

Fonsie Mealy AuctioneersHouse Contents Sale - Books, Prints on March 5th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 3/3 on March 10th: 99.70% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on March 9th: 99.37% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersModern, Modern, Modern! - Prints and Photographs on March 8th: 98.88% 
Fonsie Mealy AuctioneersMilford House Sale - Books and Prints on November 20th: 98.44% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 3/3 on March 10th: 98.13% 
Heritage AuctionsWeekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 3/5 on March 12th: 98.05% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 3/5 on March 12th: 98.03% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 2/10 on March 10th: 96.94% 
Doyle New YorkTravel & Sport in India & Asia from the Library of Arnold 'Jake' Johnson - bidstart 2/28 on March 14th: 96.13% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on March 12th: 90.91% 
Kedem AuctionJudaica, Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinic Letters on March 12th: 85.22% 
Michaans AuctionsGallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs on March 9th: 80.56% 
 
 
Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Bonhams De humani corporis fabrica libri septem. on March 11th Actual price: USD $325,075.
  2. Bonhams APPLE-1 MICROCOMPUTER. on March 12th Actual price: USD $112,575.
  3. Bonhams The Book of Mormon: An Account Written by the Hand of Mormon, upon Plates Taken from the Plates of Nephi. on March 14th Actual price: USD $75,075.
  4. Bonhams The Holy Bible, Conteyning the Old Testament, and the New. on March 12th Actual price: USD $60,075.
  5. Bonhams The Theory of Moral Sentiments. on March 12th Actual price: USD $56,325.
  6. Bonhams De humani corporis fabrica libri septem. on March 11th Actual price: USD $52,575.
  7. Bonhams Autograph Manuscript of Rhodes C. Allen, being his diary of the Powell Expedition of 1868, on March 14th Actual price: USD $43,825.
  8. Bonhams Micrographia: or some Physiological Descriptions of Minute Bodies made by Magnifying Glasses. on March 11th Actual price: USD $43,825.
  9. Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen Dix recettes d'immortalité. on February 14th Actual price: USD $38,646.
  10. Kedem Auction Two Large Leaves Handwritten by the Chatam Sofer on March 12th Actual price: USD $34,440.
  11. Heritage Auctions Amazing Fantasy #15 (Marvel, 1962) CGC VG+ 4.5 Off-white to white pages. on March 10th Actual price: USD $32,400.
  12. Bonhams Vischer's Pictorial of California Landscape, Trees and Forest Scenes. Grand Features of California Scenery, Life, Traffic and Customs. on March 12th Actual price: USD $31,325.
  13. Bonhams Letter signed ("Will: Harvey") in English, 1 p, 4to (243 x 141 mm), on March 11th Actual price: USD $31,325.
  14. Bonhams Photographic Review of Medicine and Surgery: a bi-monthly Illustration of interesting Cases, accompanied by Notes. on March 11th Actual price: USD $30,075.
  15. Bonhams Experiments and Observations on Electricity, made at Philadelphia in America ... to which are added, Letters and Papers on Philosophical Subjects. on March 11th Actual price: USD $27,575.
  16. Bonhams BARTHOLOMAEUS FONTIUS, Editor. 1445-1513. on March 11th Actual price: USD $27,575.
  17. Bonhams Archive of drawings and letters from Harper Lee to Charles Weldon Carruth, with an inscribed first edition of To Kill a Mockingbird on March 12th Actual price: USD $25,075.
  18. Bonhams Exploration du territoire de L'Oregon, des Californies et de la Mer Vermeille executee pendant les annees 1840, 1841 et 1842. on March 12th Actual price: USD $23,825.
  19. Bonhams The Principles and Practice of Medicine. on March 11th Actual price: USD $23,825.
  20. Kedem Auction Midrash Rabba on March 12th Actual price: USD $22,140.
  21. Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen Raccolta di varie decorazioni sceniche inventate e dipinte. per L'I. R. Teatro alla Scala. on February 14th Actual price: USD $21,696.
  22. Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen Mittelalterliche Handschrift. Sermones dominicales fratris Anthony (Anthonij) Permensis ordine predicatorum. Item sermones quadragesimales per ferias. on February 14th Actual price: USD $21,696.
  23. Heritage Auctions Amazing Fantasy #15 Jack Kirby and Stan Lee Verified Signature (Marvel, 1962) CBCS VG- 3.5 Off-white to white pages. on March 10th Actual price: USD $21,600.
  24. Bonhams De motu cordis et sanguinis in animalibus anatomica exercitatio, cui postremam hac editione accesserunt Johannis Walaei epistolae duae. on March 11th Actual price: USD $21,325.
  25. Bonhams Surgery of the Head. Extracted from Surgery: Its Principles and Practice. on March 11th Actual price: USD $21,325


25 total sales reported this week:

Bonhams. Treasures from the Eric C. Caren Collection - Online bidstart 3/6 on March 14th: 59.55%
Doyle New York. Travel & Sport in India & Asia from the Library of Arnold 'Jake' Johnson - bidstart 2/28 on March 14th: 96.13%
Vermot de Pas. Library about Gastronomy - Part 1 on March 13th: 48.77%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Wigwam Auction - session 5 on March 11th: 73.13%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Wigwam Auction - session 4 on March 10th: 67.15%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Wigwam Auction - session 3 on March 9th: 23.81%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Wigwam Auction - session 2 on March 8th: 50.35%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Wigwam Auction - session 1 on March 7th: 53.97%
Binoche et Giquello. BIBLIOTHÈQUE JEAN-PAUL LAURENCHET GASTRONOMY WINE TASTING on March 12th: 65.25%
Heritage Auctions. Vintage Photographs of Norman Seeff - Online bidstart 2/26 on March 13th: 34.00%
Bonhams. Extraordinary Books and Manuscripts on March 12th: 38.60%
Heritage Auctions. Weekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 3/5 on March 12th: 98.05%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 3/5 on March 12th: 98.03%
Kedem Auction. Judaica, Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinic Letters on March 12th: 85.22%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 3/3 on March 10th: 99.70%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 2/10 on March 10th: 96.94%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on March 12th: 90.91%
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. Books, Graphics modern and ancient Arts, Antiques on February 14th: 47.60%
Bonhams. The Medical and Scientific Library of W. Bruce Fye on March 11th: 70.79%
Michaans Auctions. Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs on March 9th: 80.56%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Modern, Modern, Modern! - Prints and Photographs on March 8th: 98.88%
Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers. Milford House Sale - Books and Prints on November 20th: 98.44%
Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers. House Contents Sale - Books, Prints on March 5th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 3/3 on March 10th: 98.13%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on March 9th: 99.37%

 

For the week ahead 26 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Mar. 18th
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. American History: Timed Online Auction - Internet bidstart 3/7. 332 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 93 lots

Tue. Mar. 19th
Chiswick Auctions. London. Photographica. 180 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 3/12. 489 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Weekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 3/12. 161 lots

Wed. Mar. 20th
Sothebys. London. Made in Britain - Prints, Photographs. 109 lots
ALDE. Paris. Modern Bindings and Modern Illustrated Books. 298 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Monthly Photographs Online - bidstart 2/27. 62 lots
Bonhams. New York. FINE JAPANESE PRINTS, INCLUDING PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE LATE BERTRAM AND RUTH MALENKA. 184 lots

Thu. Mar. 21st
Christies. London - King Street. Prints and Multiples. 197 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Maps and Atlases. 155 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Autographs. 259 lots
Brunk Auctions. Asheville, NC . Emporium and Premium Auctions. 47 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Books and Manuscripts. 366 lots
Sothebys. London. Original Film Posters - Online bidstart 3/11. 175 lots
Bonhams. New York. The Medical and Scientific Library of W. Bruce Fye - Online, bistart 3/12. 340 lots

Fri. Mar. 22nd
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Before Guards Surrealism Books. 56 lots
Brunk Auctions. Asheville, NC . Premium Auction. 9 lots

Sat. Mar. 23rd
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Cleveland. Fine Art at Auction - Prints. 191 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters. 766 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 168 lots
Leland Little Auctions. Hillsborough, NC. March Gallery Auction - Prints, Books. 93 lots

Sun. Mar. 24th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 3/17.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 3/17.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 2/24. 178 lots
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Abraham Lincoln, Emancipation Proclamation by the President of the United States, pamphlet, 1862. Sold May 7 for $11,875.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Family papers of the distinguished Ruby-Jackson family, Portland, Maine, 1853-1961. Sold May 7 for $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> E. Simms Campbell, A Night-Club Map of Harlem, in inaugural issue of Manhattan, 1933. Sold May 7 for $27,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Papers of the comedian Nipsey Russell, including a letter from MLK, 1929-2000. Sold May 7 for $17,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Edmonia Lewis, prominent sculptor, carte-de-visite by Henry Rocher, c. 1866-71. Sold May 7 for $5,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> The Black Panther: Black Community News Service, 44 issues, San Francisco, 1967-1971. Sold May 7 for $6,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Ernest Withers, I Am A Man, Sanitation Workers Strike, silver print, 1968. Sold May 7 for $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> March For Freedom Now!, poster for a protest on the 1960 Republican Convention. Sold May 7 for $17,500.
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  • <b>Koller International Auctions: Books [and] Manuscripts & Autographs. June 15, 2020</b>
    <b>Koller, Jun. 15:</b> INCUNABULA -Fridolin, Stephan. <i>Schatzbehalter.</i> With 96 (including 5 repeated) full-page text woodcuts. Nürnberg, 1491.<br>€ 39 470 / 57 020
    <b>Koller, Jun. 15:</b> Kokoschka, Oskar. <i>Die Träumenden Knaben (The Dreaming Boys).</i> With 11 original lithographs. Vienne, 1908.<br>€ 35 090 / 52 630
    <b>Koller, Jun. 15:</b> Third Bessarion Master (active in Lombard in the third quarter of the 15th century). Leaf from a gradual, 1455-60.<br>€ 21 930 / 30 700
    <b>Koller, Jun. 15:</b> Picasso, Pablo - Delgado, José alias Pepe Illo. <i>La Tauromaquia o arte de torear.</i> With 26 original aquatints and 1 original etching by Picasso.<br>€ 21 930 / 35 090
    <b>Koller International Auctions: Books [and] Manuscripts & Autographs. June 15, 2020</b>
    <b>Koller, Jun. 15:</b> Linschoten, Jan Huygen van. <i>Itinerario, Voyage ofte Schipvaert naer Oost ofte Portugaels Indien…</i> Amsterdam, 1595.<br>€ 17 540 / 26 320
    <b>Koller, Jun. 15:</b> CHILDREN’S BOOKS - Meggendorfer, Lothar. <i>Nah und Fern. Ein Tierbilderbuch zum Ziehen.</i> With 8 coloured, lithographed plates.<br>€ 530 / 790
    <b>Koller, Jun. 15:</b> DANSE MACABRE - Bille, Edmond. <i>Une Danse macabre.</i> With 20 coloured woodcuts. Lausanne, 1919. Large folio.<br>€ 610 / 880
    <b>Koller, Jun. 15:</b> Dexel, Walter. A collection of 7 invitation cards from the Kunstverein Jena, each typographically designed by W. Dexel. Jena, 1924-1928. Each 10.5 x 14.8 cm.<br>€ 530 / 790
  • <b>Gonnelli:</b> Books & Graphics 26th – 27th – 28th May 2020.
    <b>Gonnelli:</b> May 27th, Travel and exploration.
    <b>Gonnelli:</b> May 27th, Musical books, autographs & printed music.
    <b>Gonnelli:</b> May 26th, A collection of Piranesi’s etchings. € 50 to € 16000.
    <b>Gonnelli:</b> May 28th, Books from XV to XX Century.
    <b>Gonnelli:</b> May 28th, Hansel and Gretel and other stories by the brothers Grimm illustrated by Kay Nielsen. € 1000.
    <b>Gonnelli:</b> May 28th, Artists’ books from Dalì, Marini & others.
  • <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>Including Americana<br>Live and Online<br>June 23, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Jun. 23:</b> [SUPREME COURT JUSTICES]. A very extensive collection of 203 letters, documents and signatures. A COMPLETE COLLECTION OF THE SUPREME COURT JUSTICES, JOHN JAY THROUGH WILLIAM REHNQUIST. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Jun. 23:</b> ZATTA, Antonio. <i>Atlante Novissimo.</i> Venice: Antonio Zatta, 1775-1785. ONE OF THE FINEST WORLD ATLASES issued in Italy in the 18th century. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Jun. 23:</b> [CHICAGO HISTORY] -- [COLUMBUS, Christopher]. Monumental historiated and embroidered panel of the MADE FOR THE 1893 COLUMBIAN EXHIBITION IN CHICAGO. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>Including Americana<br>Live and Online<br>June 23, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Jun. 23:</b> [MONASTERY HILL BINDING]. AINSWORTH, William Harrison. <i>Historical Romances.</i> Philadelphia, n.d. A fine early exhibition binding by the Monastery Hill Bindery. $6,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Jun. 23:</b> [ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM]. New York: Tiber Press, [1960]. 4 volumes. LIMITED EDITION, number 119 of 200 COPIES, EACH SIGNED BY THE POET AND ARTIST. $6,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Jun. 23:</b> GRATIANUS, the Canonist. <i>Decretum.</i> Venedig: Petrus de Plasiis, 25 January 1483. Second quarto edition. FIRST PAGE ILLUMINATED BY A CONTEMPORARY ARTIST. $4,000 to $6,000.
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    <b>Hindman Auctions, Jun. 23:</b> [ABOLITIONISTS]. <i>William Lloyd Garrison. The Story of his Life.</i> New York, 1885. ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS FROM SEVERAL NOTABLE ABOLITIONISTS neatly bound in throughout. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Jun. 23:</b> ANSON, George. <i>A Voyage round the World, In the Years 1740... 1744.</i> London: John and Paul Knapton for the author, 1748. FIRST EDITION. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Jun. 23:</b> Blank railroad ledger, "Compagnie des Chemins de fer de l'Ouest" (spine title). N.p., 1909. A MONUMENTAL 20th-CENTURY ART NOUVEAU BINDING. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>Including Americana<br>Live and Online<br>June 23, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Jun. 23:</b> [MINIATURE ROOM] -- [FLEMING, John (1910-1987)]. Miniature of his 57th Street Library and Gallery. JOHN F. FLEMING'S BARONIAL 57TH STREET GALLERY. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Jun. 23:</b> [SANGORSKI & SUTCLIFFE BINDING]. CHESTERTON, G.K. <i>Five Types: A Book of Essays.</i> London, 1910. LIMITED EDITION, number 3 of 30 copies on vellum SIGNED BY GEORGE SUTCLIFFE. $400 to $500.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Jun. 23:</b> [KELMSCOTT PRESS]. <i>When Adam Delved and Eve Span....</i> [Ancoats Brotherhood, 1894-5]. LIMITED EDITION, one of 250 copies printed. $500 to $700.