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Rare Book Hub: 32 Auctions Archived, 35 Scheduled this Week

For the week ended Saturday 8 June 2019, 32 sales were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database, 15 denominated in euros, 1 in British pounds, and 16 in US dollars.  Turnover was $12,445,037 as 8,478 lots were offered and 6,759 sold for an 80% success rate.  It was another very good week.

 

3 auctions saw total proceeds reach a million dollars: 


ChristiesBeyond the Horizon: The Mopelia Collection of Atlases and Travel Books on June 5th: $2,922,270 
Galerie Bassenge15th-19th Century Prints on May 29th: $1,432,952 
Heritage Auctions1915 Cracker Jack PSA Set Registry Auction on May 30th: $1,406,927 

 

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

PIASAAsian Art - Books and Prints on June 6th: 270.26% 
Jacksons AuctionSpectacular Toy and Collectibles Auction on May 29th: 210.09% 
FerratonRare Books on May 25th: 138.59% 
Galerie BassengeModern Art Part 2 - Prints on May 31st: 129.58% 
Galerie BassengeCreatures - Fine Art Prints on May 30th: 113.57% 
SothebysImportant Judaica on June 5th: 113.19% 
Galerie Bassenge15th-19th Century Prints on May 29th: 109.59% 
TajanPrints and Illustrated Books on May 29th: 105.93% 
Swann GalleriesMaps and Atlases, Natural History and Color Plate Books on June 6th: 104.78% 

Galerie BassengeModern Art Part 1 - Prints on June 1st: 101.09%

 

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

Heritage Auctions1915 Cracker Jack PSA Set Registry Auction on May 30th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 5/5 on June 2nd: 100.00% 
William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsEclectic Variety on June 4th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsWeekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 5/28 on June 4th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 5/26 on June 2nd: 99.74% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 5/28 on June 4th: 98.95% 
Jacksons AuctionSpectacular Toy and Collectibles Auction on May 29th: 98.21% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 5/26 on June 2nd: 97.40% 
University ArchivesAn Astounding Collection of Declaration Signers on May 15th: 86.64% 
Galerie BassengeModern Art Part 2 - Prints on May 31st: 82.32% 
FerratonRare Books on May 25th: 82.31% 
Swann GalleriesMaps and Atlases, Natural History and Color Plate Books on June 6th: 82.21% 
Adams Amsterdam AuctionsNRC Veiling - Art Sale Online - Session 2: Modern and Contemporary Art - bidstart 5/3 on May 28th: 80.95% 

  

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys AN ELABORATELY ILLUSTRATED KETUBBAH FROM CORFU, 1790 on June 5th Actual price: USD $612,250.
  2. Christies De Groote Nieuwe Vermeerderde Zee-Atlas ofte Water-Werelt. on June 5th Actual price: USD $501,968.
  3. Christies Speculum orbis terrae. on June 5th Actual price: USD $380,048.
  4. Christies Voyage autour du monde par les mers de l'Inde et de Chine exécuté sur la corvette de l'état La Favorite pendant les années 1830, 1831 et 1832.- [Zoologie]. on June 5th Actual price: USD $174,625.
  5. PIASA Banbutsu ehon taizn zu, Les images du monde entier qui nous entourent. on June 6th Actual price: USD $152,880.
  6. Christies Voyage Pittoresque Autour de Monde, avec des portraits de sauvages d'Amérique, d'Asie, d'Afrique, et des iles du Grand Ocean; des Paysages, des Vues Maritimes, et plusieurs objets d'histoire naturelle; Accompagné de Descriptions par M. le Baron Cuvier, et on June 5th Actual price: USD $150,813.
  7. Christies Le Flambeau de la Navigation monstrant la description & delineation de toutes les Costes & Havres de la Mer Occidentale, Septentrionale & Orientale. on June 5th Actual price: USD $134,938.
  8. Swann Galleries A General Map of the Middle British Colonies, in America; viz Virginia, Mariland, Delaware Pensilvania, New-Jersey New-York, Connecticut, and Rhode Island of Aquanishuonigy, the Country of the Confederate Indians Comprehending Aquanishuonigy Proper, their on June 6th Actual price: USD $125,000.
  9. Heritage Auctions 1915 Cracker Jack Joe Jackson #103 PSA NM-MT 8 - Only Two Higher. on May 30th Actual price: USD $120,000.
  10. Christies Caertboeck vande Midlandtsche Zee [Description de la Mer Mediterrannee auquel son delinees & descriptes au vif toutes les costes de la Mer Mediterrannee: Commençant de Gibraltar le long de Granade, Valence, Cataloigne, Provence & Italie]. on June 5th Actual price: USD $119,063.
  11. Christies Voyage au Pôle Sud et dans l'Océanie sur les corvettes l'Astrolabe et la Zélée. on June 5th Actual price: USD $111,125.
  12. Christies Voyage autour du Monde sur la frégate la Vénus pendant les années 1836-1839. on June 5th Actual price: USD $111,125.
  13. Heritage Auctions 1915 Cracker Jack Ty Cobb #30 PSA NM-MT 8. on May 30th Actual price: USD $96,000.
  14. Christies Pars prima [- La deuxiesme partie] Du Miroir de la Navigation, de la Mer Occidentale, contenant toutes les costes de France, Espaigne, & la principale partie d'Angleterre, le tout comprins en plusieurs diverses Cartes Marines. on June 5th Actual price: USD $95,250.
  15. Swann Galleries Delineatio Orarum Manicongi, Angolae, Monomotapae, Terrae Natalis, Zofalae, Mozambicae, Abyssinorum &c. on June 6th Actual price: USD $87,500.
  16. Christies Voyage autour du Monde, executé per ordre du Roi, sur la Corvette La Coquille de sa Majesté, pendant les annies 1822, 1823, 1824 et 1825. on June 5th Actual price: USD $79,375.
  17. Christies Atlas maritimus novus, or the New Sea-Atlas. on June 5th Actual price: USD $79,375.
  18. Heritage Auctions 1915 Cracker Jack Christy Mathewson #88 PSA Mint 9 - None Higher. on May 30th Actual price: USD $78,000.
  19. Swann Galleries Paul Robeson as Othello. Illustration for the 1943 Broadway revival of Shakespeare's tragic play on June 4th Actual price: USD $68,750.
  20. Christies Atlas van Zeevaert en Koophandel door de Geheele Weereldt. on June 5th Actual price: USD $63,500.
  21. Heritage Auctions 1915 Cracker Jack Otto Knabe #1 PSA NM-MT 8 - Pop Five, One Higher. on May 30th Actual price: USD $55,200.
  22. Galerie Bassenge Die Windmühle on May 29th Actual price: USD $55,104.
  23. Swann Galleries Pet Shop Drop. Backdrop design for Act One, Scene Two of the 1940 Broadway production of Pal Joey on June 4th Actual price: USD $55,000.
  24. Christies [Composite atlas of Spanish charts relating to the Americas, Asia, and Australasia.] on June 5th Actual price: USD $53,975.
  25. Galerie Bassenge Des Todes Kopf on May 29th Actual price: USD $52,349.



32 total sales reported this week:

Kedem Auction. Jewish and Israeli History, Art and Culture on June 4th: 73.28%
Swann Galleries. Maps and Atlases, Natural History and Color Plate Books on June 6th: 82.21%
PIASA. Asian Art - Books and Prints on June 6th: 65.17%
Nye & Company Auctioneers. Estate Treasures - Fine Art Prints, Books on June 5th: 58.06%
Sothebys. Important Judaica on June 5th: 61.90%
Christies. Beyond the Horizon: The Mopelia Collection of Atlases and Travel Books on June 5th: 60.59%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 5/28 on June 4th: 98.95%
Galerie Bassenge. 19th-21st Century Photography on June 5th: 45.63%
Galerie Bassenge. Modern Art Part 1 - Prints on June 1st: 78.79%
Galerie Bassenge. Modern Art Part 2 - Prints on May 31st: 82.32%
Galerie Bassenge. Master Graphics of German Classics on June 1st: 77.50%
Galerie Bassenge. Creatures - Fine Art Prints on May 30th: 59.70%
Galerie Bassenge. 15th-19th Century Prints on May 29th: 62.98%
Heritage Auctions. Weekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 5/28 on June 4th: 100.00%
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Eclectic Variety on June 4th: 100.00%
Swann Galleries. Illustration Art on June 4th: 75.12%
Bruun Rasmussen. Modern and Contemporary Prints on June 4th: 53.45%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on June 4th: 76.27%
Dorotheum . Autographs, Manuscripts, Documents on June 3rd: 59.05%
Eldreds. Antiques and Accessories - Books and Prints on May 31st: 76.36%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 5/5 on June 2nd: 100.00%
Jacksons Auction. Spectacular Toy and Collectibles Auction on May 29th: 98.21%
Tajan. Online - Prints on February 14th: 50.00%
Tajan. Prints and Illustrated Books on May 29th: 49.63%
Ferraton. Rare Books on May 25th: 82.31%
Heritage Auctions. 1915 Cracker Jack PSA Set Registry Auction on May 30th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 5/26 on June 2nd: 97.40%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 5/26 on June 2nd: 99.74%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on June 1st: 79.31%
Adams Amsterdam Auctions. NRC Veiling - Art Sale Online - Session 2: Modern and Contemporary Art - bidstart 5/3 on May 28th: 80.95%
Adams Amsterdam Auctions. NRC Veiling - Art Sale Online - Session 1: Fine Art - bidstart 5/3 on May 27th: 75.40%
University Archives. An Astounding Collection of Declaration Signers on May 15th: 86.64%


For the week ahead 35 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jun. 10th
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . 18th-20th Century Prints. 28 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 69 lots

Tue. Jun. 11th
Sothebys. London. Important Manuscripts, Continental Books and Music. 232 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 6/4. 554 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Weekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 6/4. 177 lots

Wed. Jun. 12th
Bonhams. London. Entertainment Memorabilia. 156 lots
Christies. New York. Summa de Arithmetica: The Birth of Modern Business. 1 lots
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs. 47 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Featuring Science and Technology-Online bidstart 5/24. 977 lots
Christies. New York. Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts including Americana. 231 lots
Lion Heart Autographs. New York, NY . WWII ‘Great Escape’ POW Diary & 175 GREAT Autographs in Art, History, Literature, Music & Science. 176 lots

Thu. Jun. 13th
Doyle New York. New York. Photographs. 133 lots
Il Ponte. Milan. Photographs. 133 lots
Aste Bolaffi. Turin. Rare Books and Autographs. 709 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books, Maps, Prints and Ephemera. 690 lots
Bonhams. London. Prints and Multiples. 157 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Lenny Bruce and the Post-War Counterculture. 202 lots
Christies. New York. Write Me and Tell Me Your Heart: Leonard Cohen's Letters to Marianne - online bidstart 6/5. 62 lots
Bonhams. New York. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 304 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Fine and Decorative Arts - Prints, Books, etc.. 81 lots
Ader. PARIS. Photographs. 375 lots
Skinner. Marlborough. Americana Online - Bidstart 6/4. 60 lots

Fri. Jun. 14th
Arenberg Auctions. BRUSSEL. Books. 1210 lots
Stockholms Auktionsverk. Stockholm. Books, Maps and Manuscripts. 233 lots
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Ancient and Modern Books. 372 lots
Vermot de Pas. Paris. Posters. 199 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books and Ephemera - Day 2. 198 lots

Sat. Jun. 15th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Animation Art. 1289 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 189 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints, Books. 123 lots
Leland Little Auctions. Hillsborough, NC. Important Summer Auction - Prints and Books. 30 lots

Sun. Jun. 16th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 6/9.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 6/9.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 5/19. 206 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints, Books. 44 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Francis Scott Key, <i>Star Spangled Banner,</i> first printing, c. 1814-16. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> William Sydney Porter, a.k.a. “O. Henry,” archive of drawings made to illustrate a lost mining memoir, c. 1883-84. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> [Bay Psalm Book], printed for Hezekiah Usher of Boston, Cambridge, c. 1648-65. $50,000 to $75,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Book of Mormon, first edition, Palmyra, 1830. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> <i>Noticia estraordinario,</i> probable first announcement in Mexico City of the fall of the Alamo, 1836. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Patrick Gass, first edition of earliest first-hand account of the Lewis and Clarke expedition, Pittsburgh, 1807. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Diploma from the Princeton Class of 1783, commencement attended by Washington & Continental Congress. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> <i>Sprague Light Cavalry!</i> color-printed broadside, NY, 1863. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> <i>The Lincoln & Johnson Union Campaign Songster,</i> Philadelphia, 1864. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Lucy Parsons, labor organizer, albumen cabinet card, New York, 1886. $800 to $1,200.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Daniel L.F. Swift, journal as third mate on a Pacific Whaling voyage, 1848-1850. $3,000 to $4,0000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Two photos of Thomas Moran, Grand Canyon, silver prints, 1901. $1,500 to $2,500.
  • <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Helvelius. Two Autograph Letters Signed to Francis Aston, Royal Society Secretary, noting his feud with Robert Hooke, 5 pp total, 1685. $70,000 to $100,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Newton, Isaac. Autograph manuscript on God, 4 pp, c.1710, "In the beginning was the Word...."?$100,000 to $150,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. First edition, first issue. Untrimmed copy in contemporary boards. $30,000 to $50,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Lincoln, Abraham. Signed photograph, beardless portrait with Civil War provenance. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> IMPEACHMENT. Original engrossed copy of the first Andrew Johnson impeachment resolution vote. $120,000 to $180,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Mucha, Alphonse. 11 original pencil drawings for?<i>Andelicek z Baroku,</i> "Litte Baroque Angel," Prague, 1929. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Einstein, Albert. Annotated Galley Proofs for <i>The Meaning of Relativity.</i> 1921. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Silverstein, Shel. Original maquette for <i>The Giving Tree,</i> 34 original drawings. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Roth, Philip. Typed Manuscript with substantial autograph corrections for an unpublished sequel to <i>The Breast.</i> $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Taupin, Bernie. Autograph Manuscript, the original draft of lyrics for Elton John's "Candle in the Wind," 2 pp, 1973. $100,000 to $150,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> HARVEY, WILLIAM. <i>De Motu Cordis et Sanguinis in Animalibus Anatomica Exercitatio.</i> Padua: 1643. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> CESALPINO, ANDREA. <i>Peripateticarum Quaestionum Libri Quinque.</i> Venice: 1571. $30,000 to $40,000.
  • <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> Leon TOLSTOÏ. <i>Anna Karenina.</i> Moscou, 1878. First and full edition of the Russian novel, in the author’s language.<br>Est. 3 000 / 4 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> Mark TWAIN. <i>Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's comrade).</i> New York, 1885. First American edition.<br>Est. 5 000 / 6 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> Walt WHITMAN. <i>Leaves of Grass.</i> Brooklyn, New York, 1856. Second edition gathering 32 poems. Est. 3 000 / 4 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> Karen BLIXEN. <i>Out of Africa.</i> Londres, 1937. First edition in the UK, before Danish translation and American release.<br>Est. 1 500 / 2 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> Ernest HEMINGWAY. <i>A Farewell to Arms.</i> New York, 1929. First edition with $2.50 on the dust and A on the copyright page.<br>Est. 2 000 / 3 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> James JOYCE. <i>Ulysses.</i> Paris, Shakespeare and Company, 1922. First edition published by Sylvia Beach. Est. 3 000 / 4 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> James JOYCE. <i>Dubliners.</i> Londres, 1914. First edition. Nice copy in publisher’s cardboard. Est. 2 000 / 3 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> Franz KAFKA. 8 novels in German first edition, published in München, Leipzig and Berlin 1916-1931. Est. from 300 / 400 to 2 000 / 3 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> David Herbert LAWRENCE. <i>Lady Chatterley's Lover.</i> Florence, 1928. Privately printed first edition. Est. 4 000 / 5 000 €
    John STEINBECK. <i>The Grapes of Wrath.</i> New York, 1939. First edition. Nice copy with $2.75 on the cover. Est. 1 000 / 1 200 €