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Rare Book Hub: 35 Auctions Archived, another 20 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 20 April 35 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 27 in US dollars, 3 in euros, and 5 in British pounds.  Turnover was $19,418,649 as 8,310 lots were offered and 6,947 sold for a 84% success rate.  Buying interest continues to be high.

 

4 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

ChristiesPrints and Multiples on April 18th: $11,669,625 
RR AuctionSpace and Aviation - Internet bidstart 4/11 on April 18th: $1,369,233 
Swann GalleriesClassic and Contemporary Photographs on April 18th: $1,237,780 
Swann GalleriesPrinted and Manuscript Americana on April 16th: $1,035,736 


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

Dominic Winter Book AuctionsVintage Cameras and Photography on April 11th: 176.64% 
TooveysPostcards, Cigarette Cards; Photographs, Autographs, & Ephemera on April 16th: 156.66% 
Potomack CompanyLive and Online - Prints, Books on April 13th: 151.61% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on April 18th: 138.24% 
Swann GalleriesPrinted and Manuscript Americana on April 16th: 106.61% 
Purcell AuctioneersIrish Advertising Signs and Rural Bygones on April 10th: 105.96% 
ChristiesPrints and Multiples on April 18th: 100.38% 
ALDEAtlases - Maps - Travel Books on April 12th: 100.10% 


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

Alaska AuctionPrints, Books on April 10th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 4/7 on April 14th: 99.68% 
Heritage AuctionsWeekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 4/9 on April 16th: 99.60% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 3/17 on April 14th: 99.17% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 4/9 on April 16th: 98.56% 
TooveysPostcards, Cigarette Cards; Photographs, Autographs, & Ephemera on April 16th: 98.31% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 4/7 on April 14th: 98.00% 
Leland Little AuctionsApril Gallery Auction on April 13th: 96.77% 
Purcell AuctioneersIrish Advertising Signs and Rural Bygones on April 10th: 93.28% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on April 18th: 91.04% 
Swann GalleriesPrinted and Manuscript Americana on April 16th: 89.33% 
ChristiesPrints and Multiples on April 18th: 88.62% 
Doyle New YorkRare Books, Autographs & Maps on April 17th: 88.32% 
Clars Auction GalleryPrints, Books on April 14th: 86.00% 
Neal Auction CompanySpring Estates Auction on April 14th: 85.98% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on April 16th: 85.14% 
Waverly AuctionsRare and Important Books, Prints, and Maps on the Subject of Exploration, Travel, and the Natural Wo on April 4th: 83.97% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on April 13th: 83.91% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsVintage Cameras and Photography on April 11th: 82.14% 
Clars Auction GalleryPrints, Books on April 13th: 81.86% 
Potomack CompanyLive and Online - Prints, Books on April 13th: 81.25% 
One Of Kind CollectiblesRare Autographs, Manuscripts and Photography - Online Bidstart 4/4 on April 11th: 81.13% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Christies Angst, from Album des Peintres Graveurs on April 18th Actual price: USD $831,000.
  2. Christies Vampyr II (Vampire II) on April 18th Actual price: USD $507,000.
  3. Christies Jazz on April 18th Actual price: USD $495,000.
  4. Christies Madonna on April 18th Actual price: USD $399,000.
  5. Christies Im männlichen Gehirn (In the Man's Brain) on April 18th Actual price: USD $375,000.
  6. Christies Shadows II on April 18th Actual price: USD $300,000.
  7. Christies 11 Pop Artists, Volume III on April 18th Actual price: USD $300,000.
  8. Christies Madonna on April 18th Actual price: USD $262,500.
  9. Christies Quatre Lithographies on April 18th Actual price: USD $250,000.
  10. Christies Usuyuki on April 18th Actual price: USD $231,250.
  11. RR Auction Apollo 14 LM Simulator Computer Display and Keyboard (DSKY) from MIT Instrumentation Laboratory on April 18th Actual price: USD $210,261.
  12. Potomack Company THE BLOODY MASSACRE PERPETRATED IN KING STREET BOSTON ON MARCH 5th 1770 on April 13th Actual price: USD $200,000.
  13. Christies Superman, from Myths on April 18th Actual price: USD $181,250.
  14. Christies An Image of Celia, from Moving Focus on April 18th Actual price: USD $175,000.
  15. Christies The Book of Love on April 18th Actual price: USD $162,500.
  16. Christies Le Repas Frugal on April 18th Actual price: USD $150,000.
  17. Christies Minotaure aveugle guidé par une Fillette dans la nuit, from La Suite Vollard on April 18th Actual price: USD $137,500.
  18. Christies Portrait de Jacqueline de Face II on April 18th Actual price: USD $131,250.
  19. Christies Grace Kelly on April 18th Actual price: USD $131,250.
  20. Christies September on April 18th Actual price: USD $125,000.
  21. Dominic Winter Book Auctions China. A group of four personal photograph albums relating to the London Missionary Society and the creation of Peking Union Medical College on April 11th Actual price: USD $122,616.
  22. Christies Die Sünde (The Sin) on April 18th Actual price: USD $118,750.
  23. Christies Faune dévoilant une femme, from La Suite Vollard on April 18th Actual price: USD $118,750.
  24. Christies The Brooch. Eva Mudocci on April 18th Actual price: USD $112,500.
  25. Christies Sunset on April 18th Actual price: USD $112,500.



35 total sales reported this week:

PBA Galleries. Travel & Exploration - World History - Cartography on April 18th: 68.27%
RR Auction. Space and Aviation - Internet bidstart 4/11 on April 18th: 75.31%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on April 18th: 91.04%
Swann Galleries. Classic and Contemporary Photographs on April 18th: 67.20%
Nye & Company Auctioneers. April Fine Art And Collectors' Passion on April 17th: 52.00%
Christies. Prints and Multiples on April 18th: 88.62%
Heritage Auctions. Monthly Photographs Online - bidstart 3/27 on April 17th: 77.00%
Doyle New York. Rare Books, Autographs & Maps on April 17th: 88.32%
Tooveys. Postcards, Cigarette Cards; Photographs, Autographs, & Ephemera on April 16th: 98.31%
Neal Auction Company. Spring Estates Auction on April 14th: 85.98%
Cowans Auctions. Fine Books and Manuscripts - Timed - Bidstart 4/4 on April 15th: 75.83%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on April 16th: 85.14%
Purcell Auctioneers. Irish Advertising Signs and Rural Bygones on April 10th: 93.28%
Swann Galleries. Printed and Manuscript Americana on April 16th: 89.33%
Eldreds. Americana Online - bidstart 4/1 on April 15th: 47.30%
Clars Auction Gallery. Prints, Books on April 14th: 86.00%
Heritage Auctions. Weekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 4/9 on April 16th: 99.60%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 4/9 on April 16th: 98.56%
Leland Little Auctions. April Gallery Auction on April 13th: 96.77%
Michaans Auctions. Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs on April 13th: 55.56%
Clars Auction Gallery. Prints, Books on April 13th: 81.86%
Aspire Auctions. Prints - Online - Internet Bidstart 4/5 on April 13th: 66.67%
Potomack Company. Live and Online - Prints, Books on April 13th: 81.25%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 4/7 on April 14th: 99.68%
Waverly Auctions. Rare and Important Books, Prints, and Maps on the Subject of Exploration, Travel, and the Natural Wo on April 4th: 83.97%
Winner's Auctions Ltd. Illustrious Personalities, Holocaust & Anti-Semitism, Historic Documents, Art, Seforim, Letters from on April 8th: 75.00%
ALDE. Atlases - Maps - Travel Books on April 12th: 73.83%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. 2-Day Book and Ephemera Sale - Day 2 on April 12th: 51.70%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. 2-Day Book and Ephemera Sale - Day 1 on April 11th: 67.77%
Alaska Auction. Prints, Books on April 10th: 100.00%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Vintage Cameras and Photography on April 11th: 82.14%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 3/17 on April 14th: 99.17%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 4/7 on April 14th: 98.00%
One Of Kind Collectibles. Rare Autographs, Manuscripts and Photography - Online Bidstart 4/4 on April 11th: 81.13%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on April 13th: 83.91%


For the week ahead 20 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Apr. 22nd
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 109 lots

Tue. Apr. 23rd
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 4/16. 258 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Weekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 4/16. 252 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Illustration Art. 559 lots

Wed. Apr. 24th
Heritage Auctions. Chicago. Central States Currency Auction. 1804 lots
Heritage Auctions. Chicago. Central States World Currency. 1147 lots
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . Fine Art - Prints. 9 lots

Thu. Apr. 25th
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Cape Town. Books - Internet Bidstart 4/18. 479 lots
ALDE. Paris. Guy Bigorie Library. 248 lots
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. Prints and Photographs. 11 lots

Fri. Apr. 26th
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. East Anglian Sale, Part 1 - including Books and Maps. 12 lots

Sat. Apr. 27th
Artcurial. Paris. Comic Strips. 174 lots
Case Antiques, Inc.. Knoxville. Books, Prints. 66 lots
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. The Magic Collection of Ray Goulet. 195 lots
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. The Fine Sale - Prints.
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper.
North American Auction Company. Bozeman. Early Native American & Collector Firearms.

Sun. Apr. 28th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 4/21.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 4/21.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 3/31. 239 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> C.F. Payne, <i>Micawber—Imitating Norman Rockwell's "Triple self-portrait,"</i> acrylic, watercolor & colored pencil, 2002. Sold June 2021 for $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Jane Russell, archive of letters written during a whaling voyage, 1840s. Sold July 2021 for $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Guild of Women Binders, exhibition binding of A.F. Pollard’s <i>Henry VIII,</i> London, 1902. Sold July 2021 for $12,350.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Robert Frost, <i>Collected Poems,</i> author’s presentation copy, signed, with entirety of <i>Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening</i> inscribed, NY, 1930. Sold June 2021 for $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> James Joyce, <i>Ulysses,</i> deluxe limited issue, signed, London, 1936. Sold June 2021 for $21,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Mercator [family], <i>[World and Continents],</i> 5 double-page maps, Amsterdam, c. 1633. Sold June 2021 for $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> George Schlegel, <i>New York, Taken from Central Park,</i> hand-finished color-tinted lithograph, 1874. Sold June 2021 for $11,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Nicolaus Copernicus, <i>De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium,</i> second edition, Basel, 1566. Sold April 2021 for $75,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Book of Hours, Use of Utrecht, illuminated manuscript, c. 1435-45. Sold April 2021 for $60,000.
  • <b><center>Doyle<br>Rare Books, Autographs & Maps<br>September 23, 2021</b>
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 20. ADAMS, JOHN QUINCY. Letter to the editors of the Boston Atlas on slavery and its political ramifications, 1842. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 208. HEMINGWAY, ERNEST. <i>A Farewell To Arms.</i> New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929. First edition. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 237. ADDAMS, CHARLES. Original drawing "Now Remember-act casual." $5,000 to $7,000.
    <b><center>Doyle<br>Rare Books, Autographs & Maps<br>September 23, 2021</b>
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 4. SMITH, ADAM. <i>An inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nations.</i> Philadelphia, 1789. The first American edition. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 131. BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VON. <i>Cinquieme Sinfonie en ut mineur: C Moll de Louis Van Beethoven. Oeuvre 67.</i> First edition of the complete score. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 73. Chinese Export Painting. Album of twenty-three original Chinese natural history studies of flowers and insects. Likely Canton: circa 1850. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b><center>Doyle<br>Rare Books, Autographs & Maps<br>September 23, 2021</b>
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 241. GOREY, EDWARD. Original drawing "Cat Drawing Wallpaper." Signed in Pencil in lower right margin. $2,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 36. LINCOLN, ABRAHAM. Autograph note signed instructing Edwin Stanton to meet with the important African American abolitionist and officer Martin Delany. [Washington:] 21 February 1865. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 112. JONSON, BEN. <i>Workes</i>. London: William Stansby, 1616; Together with <i>Workes.</i> London: Richard Meighen,1640-41. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 161. STURGIS, LEE. <i>Salmon Fishing on Cain River, New Brunswick.</i> (Chicago:) Privately printed (for the author by Ralph Fletcher Seymour), 1919. First edition. $3,000 to $5,000.
  • <b><center>Fonsie Mealy’s<br>The Library of Howth Castle<br>September 22nd & 23rd, 2021</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Rosellini (Ippolito). <i>I Monumenti dell Egitto e Della Nubia,</i> Plate Volumes 1, 11 & 111, 3 vols. Elephant folio. €50,000 to €80,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Curtis (William), 1746 - 179, & other Editors. <i>The Botanical Magazine: or, The Flower Garden Displayed.</i> London 1793 - 1982-83. Together 184 vols. [with] other botanical material. €30,000 to €40,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Berkeley (George). <i>A Treatise Concerning the principles of Human Knowledge, wherein the chief Causes of Error and Difficulty in the Sciences…</i> Part I, Dublin, 1710 Rare First Edn. €15,000 to €20,000.
    <b><center>Fonsie Mealy’s<br>The Library of Howth Castle<br>September 22nd & 23rd, 2021</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Ruskin (John). A large finely executed Pencil Drawing, captioned <i>Oxford Cathedral, The Choir,</i> & Signed 'J. Ruskin Ch. Ch. 1838. €15,000 to €20,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Sir Edward L. Lutyens. Howth Castle Plans: A Series of 10 Original Architects Drawings and Sketches, Alterations and Additions for J.C. Gaisford St. Lawrence, County Dublin, Ireland. €8,000 to €12,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Newman (Rev. Fr. John Henry, later Cardinal, now Saint) A very good collection of 24 A.L.S. to [Thomas] Gaisford of the Gaisford St. Lawrence family of Howth Castle. €10,000 to €15,000.
    <b><center>Fonsie Mealy’s<br>The Library of Howth Castle<br>September 22nd & 23rd, 2021</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Manuscript Atlas: Hodges, Smith & Co. <i>The Estate of the Rt. Hon. the Earl of Howth Situate in the County of Dublin,</i> lg. atlas folio Dublin (Hodges, Smith & Co.) 1863. €4,000 to €6,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Anon. <i>Herbolario Volgare: nel quale se dimostra conoscer le herbe et le sue vrtu…</i> Sm. 8vo Venice (Gio Maria Palamides) 1539. €3,000 to €4,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Baron (Caesar). <i>Annales Ecclesiastici</i>. [With] <i>Annalium Ecclesiasticorum Caesaris Baronii... Apparatus.</i> [With] <i>Index Universalis Rerum Omnium</i> [and one other]. 38 vols total. €1,500 to €2,000.
    <b><center>Fonsie Mealy’s<br>The Library of Howth Castle<br>September 22nd & 23rd, 2021</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Log Books of Three British Warships. Three folio Volumes, containing meticulously arranged logs of the voyages of Royal Navy Ships from 1876 – 1881. €1,200 to €1,800.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Walpole (Robert). <i>Memoirs Relating to European and Asiatic Turkey,</i> lg. 4to Lond. 1817. €1,000 to €1,500.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Bosio (Antonio). <i>Roma Sotteranea,</i> Opera Postuma. Large thick folio Rome (Guglielmo Facciotti) 1632. €1,000 to €1,500.
  • <b>Il Ponte, Sep. 21:</b> ZEILER, Martin - <i>Topographiae Italiae.</i> Francoforte: Mattheus Merian, 1688. €3,500 to €4,500.
    <b>Il Ponte, Sep. 21:</b> HAMILTON, William, Sir -- HANCARVILLE, Pierre-Francois HUGUES - Collection of Etruscan, Greek and Roman Antiquities from the Cabinet of the Hon. William Hamilton. Napoli: Francois Morelli, 1766-67. €38,000 to €48,000.
    <b>Il Ponte, Sep. 21:</b> [ASTRONOMIA] - Manoscritto astronomico. Italia: 1650. €1,000 to €1,500.
    <b>Il Ponte, Sep. 21:</b> DALI, Salvador - <i>Biblia Sacra vulgatae editionis.</i> Edizione “Ad Personam” Milano: Rizzoli, 1967. €40,000 to €60,000.