• <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>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Churchill (Winston) & Others. 1944 Commonwealth Prime Ministers’ Conference, 27 April 1944. £8,000 to £12,000.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Joyce (James). <i>Ulysses.</i> First English edition, 1922. £800 to £1,200.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Belzoni (Giovanni Battista). <i>Plates Illustrated of the Researches and Operations...in Egypt and Nubia,</i> FIRST EDITION, 1821-1822. £14,375 inc Buyers Premium.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Astor (John Jacob). A collection of rare letters, 9 January 1812- 4 September 1837. £26,000 inc Buyers Premium.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Rowling (J.K.) <i>Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone,</i> FIRST EDITION, first issue, 1997. £27,500 inc Buyers Premium.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Royal Family. Photograph of Queen Elizabeth, George VI, Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret, signed, 1946. £3,640 inc Buyers Premium.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Collodi (Carlo). <i>Le avventure di Pinocchio. Storia di un burattino,</i> FIRST EDITION, 1883. £8,401 inc Buyers Premium.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Currier & Ives, <i>The Mississippi in Time of Peace,</i> hand-colored lithograph, 1865. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Hartmann Schedel, <i>Liber Cronicarum...,</i> Nuremberg, 1493. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Claudius Ptolemaeus, <i>Geographicae Enarrationis Libri Octo,</i> Lyons, 1535. $20,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Thomas Jefferys, <i>The American Atlas,</i> London, 1776-77. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> John Speed, <i>A Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World,</i> 20 miniature maps, London, 1665. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> <i>Biblia Das ist: Die Gantze Heilige Schrifft Durch D. Martin Luther Verteutscht,</i> illustrated cartographic Bible, Basel, 1665. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Early Hawaiian-language school geography, Lahainaluna Seminary, 1840. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Cornelis de Jode, <i>Africae Vera Forma, et Situs,</i> Antwerp, 1593. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Maria Vincenzo Coronelli, <i>America Settentrionale Colle Nuove Scoperte Sin All Anno,</i> Venice, 1688. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Johann Christoph Volkamer, <i>Nürnbergische Hesperides,</i> Nuremberg, 1708-1714. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Johann Bayer, <i>Uranometria, Omnium Asterismorum Continens Schemata...,</i> 51 celestial charts, c. 1603. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Manuscript map of Commodore Perry’s Black Ship squadron at Edo Bay, with manuscript sketchbook, ink & watercolor, Japan, c. 1853. $2,500 to $3,500.

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Rare Book Hub: 36 Auctions Archived, another 32 Upcoming this Week

Apologies for the delay in thie week's mailing folks!

 

For the week ended  Saturday 13 April 2019 36 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database, 14 denominated in euros, 2 in British pounds, and 20 in US dollars.  Turnover was $17,792,210 as 9,865 lots were offered and 7,867 sold for an 80% success rate.  These days bidders are plentiful and, for the field, it’s encouraging.

 

For the week ahead 32 auctions are scheduled.

 

 

4 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

SothebysPhotographs on April 5th: $4,036,875 
AderAristophil 18 - Historical Documents on April 4th: $1,685,160 
Arader GalleriesSpring 2019 Auction on April 6th: $1,594,033 
AguttesAristophil 18 - Famous Writers of the 19th and 20th Centuries on April 3rd: $1,203,283 


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

Beaussant LefevreAncient and Modern Books on April 5th: 183.72% 
EldredsThe Spring Sale on April 6th: 167.13% 
FerratonModern and Contemporary Works of Art - Prints on March 30th: 154.34% 
OSENATThe Empire at Fontainebleau - Books and Manuscripts on April 6th: 146.46% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on April 10th: 117.84% 
AderAristophil 18 - Historical Documents on April 4th: 105.20% 
Charlton Hall90TH ANNIVERSAY AUCTION on April 5th: 104.76% 
Dorotheum Prints Before 1900 on April 10th: 104.74% 


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

National Book AuctionsModern 1sts, Limited Editions Club, Hemingway on April 7th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 3/10 on April 7th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 3/31 on April 7th: 99.60% 
Heritage AuctionsWeekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 4/2 on April 9th: 99.56% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 4/2 on April 9th: 99.45% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 3/31 on April 7th: 97.74% 
Beaussant LefevreAncient and Modern Books on April 5th: 96.15% 
James D Julia AuctioneersAutomobilia and Petroliana on April 4th: 95.91% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on April 6th: 94.80% 
William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsEclectic Variety on April 9th: 93.88% 
FerratonModern and Contemporary Works of Art - Prints on March 30th: 91.81% 
EldredsThe Spring Sale on April 6th: 91.16% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsGambling Memorabilia, featuring the Collection of Tom Blue on March 30th: 90.51% 
OSENATThe Empire at Fontainebleau - Books and Manuscripts on April 6th: 88.95% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on April 10th: 88.29% 
Alaska AuctionPrints, Books on March 27th: 85.71% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on April 9th: 81.94% 
Heritage AuctionsPhotographs on April 6th: 81.53% 
 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys PELIKAN TINTE on April 5th Actual price: USD $462,500.
  2. Ader L.A.S. « Bonaparte », Millesimo 29 germinal [18 avril 1796], à SA FEMME JOSÉPHINE, « A la citoyenne Bonaparte Rue Chantrene N° 6 Paris »  on April 4th Actual price: USD $247,520.
  3. Arader Galleries Snowy Owl, Plate 121. on April 6th Actual price: USD $227,500.
  4. Ader L.A.S. « BP », Quartier Général Milan 28 floréal IV (17 mai 1796), à SA FEMME JOSÉPHINE, « La Citoyenne Bonaparte Rue Chanterelle [sic] N° 6 Paris »  on April 4th Actual price: USD $189,280.
  5. Sothebys ASPENS, NORTHERN NEW MEXICO on April 5th Actual price: USD $187,500.
  6. Sothebys 'BLACK AND WHITE VOGUE COVER' (JEAN PATCHETT, NEW YORK) on April 5th Actual price: USD $187,500.
  7. Venator and Hanstein Vitas patrum (dt.) – Leben der heiligen Altväter. on March 29th Actual price: USD $159,839.
  8. Sothebys ORCHID CACTUS (CACTUS BLOSSOM) on April 5th Actual price: USD $150,000.
  9. Ader Portraits de l’Empereur Napoléon et de l’Impératrice Eugénie, en pied. Paire d’huiles sur toile, réentoilées, avec cadres en bois et stuc doré (accidents), 298 x 211 cm on April 4th Actual price: USD $138,320.
  10. Ader L.A.S. « NPB », Pont-de-Briques 2 thermidor [XII] (21 juillet 1804), à SA FEMME JOSÉPHINE  on April 4th Actual price: USD $138,320.
  11. Aguttes L.A.S. «Vincent v. Gogh», [Saint-Rémy de Provence 9 ou 10 février 1890], à Albert AURIER on April 1st Actual price: USD $120,848.
  12. Arader Galleries Ivory-Billed Woodpecker, Plate 66. on April 6th Actual price: USD $113,750.
  13. Sothebys 'WOMAN IN CHICKEN HAT (LISA FONSSAGRIVES-PENN) (A)' on April 5th Actual price: USD $112,500.
  14. Aguttes Le Livre Ouvert III, manuscrit autographe avec gouaches originales [ on April 3rd Actual price: USD $110,175.
  15. Sothebys AMBOSELI KENYA on April 5th Actual price: USD $106,250.
  16. Sothebys 'ASPENS, NORTHERN NEW MEXICO' on April 5th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  17. Arader Galleries Summer or Wood Duck, Plate 206. on April 6th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  18. Aguttes Correspondance autographe signée adressée à Théodore FRAENKEL on April 3rd Actual price: USD $99,892.
  19. Sothebys WASHINGTON COLUMN, 208 FEET, YOSEMITE on April 5th Actual price: USD $93,750.
  20. Aguttes Lettre autographe signée à sa femme illustrée d'un dessin original on April 3rd Actual price: USD $82,264.
  21. Sothebys '"TIED UP TORSO," RAMATUELLE' on April 5th Actual price: USD $81,250.
  22. Sothebys 'BATHING NUDE: SOAPING REAR (A)' (NEW YORK) on April 5th Actual price: USD $81,250.
  23. Sothebys FACE, PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND on April 5th Actual price: USD $81,250.
  24. Sothebys 'CALLA LILY' on April 5th Actual price: USD $81,250.
  25. Arader Galleries North American Indian Portfolio.. on April 6th Actual price: USD $81,250.



36 total sales reported this week:

RR Auction. April Fine Autograph and Artifact Sale - online bidstart 3/15 on April 10th: 60.07%
James D Julia Auctioneers. Automobilia and Petroliana on April 4th: 95.91%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps and Documents on April 10th: 88.29%
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Eclectic Variety on April 9th: 93.88%
Dorotheum . Prints Before 1900 on April 10th: 74.12%
OSENAT. The Empire at Fontainebleau - Books and Manuscripts on April 6th: 88.95%
Aguttes. Aristophil 21 - Mailing History on April 5th: 73.21%
Aguttes. Aristophil 20 - History, Famous Historical Characters on April 4th: 64.60%
Heritage Auctions. Weekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 4/2 on April 9th: 99.56%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 4/2 on April 9th: 99.45%
Venator and Hanstein. Modern and Contemporary Prints - Contemporary Books on March 30th: 61.36%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on April 9th: 81.94%
Alaska Auction. Prints, Books on March 27th: 85.71%
Ferraton. Modern and Contemporary Works of Art - Prints on March 30th: 91.81%
Potter and Potter Auctions. Gambling Memorabilia, featuring the Collection of Tom Blue on March 30th: 90.51%
Venator and Hanstein. Book - Prints - Autographs on March 29th: 47.97%
Dorotheum . Globes on April 8th: 77.78%
Aguttes. Aristophil 18 - Famous Writers of the 19th and 20th Centuries on April 3rd: 59.74%
Beaussant Lefevre. Ancient and Modern Books on April 5th: 96.15%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 3/31 on April 7th: 99.60%
Heritage Auctions. Photographs on April 6th: 81.53%
Eldreds. The Spring Sale on April 6th: 91.16%
Ader. Aristophil 18 - Historical Documents on April 4th: 67.49%
National Book Auctions. Modern 1sts, Limited Editions Club, Hemingway on April 7th: 100.00%
Trafford Books. Books on April 3rd: 79.73%
Charlton Hall. 90TH ANNIVERSAY AUCTION on April 5th: 78.57%
Kestenbaum and Company. Passover Haggadot - Online Auction on April 4th: 59.47%
Aste Bolaffi. Works of Art - Prints on April 2nd: 77.78%
Aguttes. Aristophil 16 - Fine Arts, Writings on April 1st: 59.02%
Sothebys. Photographs on April 5th: 69.31%
Bonhams. Photographs on April 5th: 55.40%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 3/10 on April 7th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 3/31 on April 7th: 97.74%
Arader Galleries. Spring 2019 Auction on April 6th: 46.23%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on April 6th: 94.80%
University Archives. Outstanding Selection of Autographed Documents, Manuscripts, Books & Relics on March 27th: 75.00%

 


For the week ahead 32 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Apr. 15th
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. Fine Books and Manuscripts - Timed - Bidstart 4/4. 120 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Americana Online - bidstart 4/1. 74 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 74 lots

Tue. Apr. 16th
Swann Galleries. New York. Printed and Manuscript Americana. 356 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Postcards, Cigarette Cards; Photographs, Autographs, & Ephemera. 59 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Valuable Books (Varia). 271 lots
PosterConnection Inc.. Clayton. Spring Sale - Affordable Posters. 412 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 4/9. 487 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Weekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 4/9. 249 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . History, Geography and Travel Books. 219 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Literature and Book Illustrations. 275 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Manuscripts and Old Prints. 177 lots
Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers. Kilkenny. Fortgranite Baltinglass Wicklow Country House Sale - Books and Prints. 172 lots

Wed. Apr. 17th
Doyle New York. New York. Rare Books, Autographs & Maps. 351 lots
Old World Auctions. Glen Allen. Maps and Atlases - Internet bidstart 4/3. 751 lots
Christies. New York. Prints and Multiples. 324 lots
Nye & Company Auctioneers. Bloomfield. April Fine Art And Collectors' Passion. 50 lots
Potomack Company. Alexandria. Japanese Print Collection: Estate of Frances & Philip H. Bradley. 89 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Monthly Photographs Online - bidstart 3/27. 100 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Bibliotecha Scholastica. 284 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Autographs. 394 lots

Thu. Apr. 18th
Swann Galleries. New York. Classic and Contemporary Photographs. 314 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 212 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Travel & Exploration - World History - Cartography. 312 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Space and Aviation - Internet bidstart 4/11. 405 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Spring Sports Card Catalogue. 2037 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Modern Literature and Art Documentation. 688 lots

Sat. Apr. 20th
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 160 lots

Sun. Apr. 21st
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 4/14.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 4/14.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 3/24. 255 lots
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books.

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RBH and AE

  • <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> CLEMENS, SAMUEL L. <i>The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain.</i> Hartford: The American Publishing Company, 1876. $14,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> BATEMAN, JAMES. <i>The Orchidaceae of Mexico and Guatemala.</i> London: J. Ridgway & Sons for the author, [1837]-1843. $60,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> WHITMAN, WALT. <i>Leaves of Grass.</i> Brooklyn: [For the author by Andrew and James Rome,] 1855. $150,000 to $200,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> LEE, HARPER. Three “Seckatary Hawkins”-related books inscribed and signed by Harper Lee. $60,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> POE, EDGAR ALLAN. <i>The Raven.</i> New York: Wiley and Putnam, 1845. $120,000 to $180,000.
  • <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
  • <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 17:</b> [EINSTEIN, ALBERT]; JOHN GRAUDENZ [PHOTOGRAPHER]. Photographic portrait of Albert Einstein by John Graudenz, taken circa 1928. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 17:</b> ENIGMA M4. A fully operational four-rotor ("M4") Kriegsmarine Enigma Cipher Machine. Berlin-Wilmersdorf, Germany, Heimsoeth und Rinke, 1942. $300,000 to $500,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 17:</b> FEYNMAN, RICHARD P. <i>“Surely You’re Joking Mr. Feynman”. Adventures of a Curious Character.</i> New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1985. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 17:</b> An intact egg of the Aepyornis Maximus, or Elephant Bird. Pre-17th century, Madagascar. $35,000 to $45,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 17:</b> Palm frond with fish. Green River Formation, Wyoming, United States. <i>Sabalites sp.,</i> and <i>Diplomystus dentatus</i> Cenozoic, Eocene (53-33 million years ago). $60,000 to $70,000.