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Rare Book Hub: 42 Auctions Archived, another 14 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended 30 June 2019  42 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database, 1 in Australian dollars, 14 in euros, 7 in British pounds, and 20 in US dollars.  Turnover was $12,295,274 as10,176 lots were offered and 8,043 sold for a 79% success rate.  It was another strong week.

  

3 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

 

BonhamsPrints and Multiples on June 13th: $2,300,812 
SothebysBooks and Manuscripts Online - bidstart 6/7 on June 21st: $1,255,000 
Minerva Auctions RomaFinarte Sale - Books, Autographs and Prints on June 20th: $1,092,284 


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

Dominic Winter Book AuctionsThe Library of the late Martin Woolf Orskey on June 26th: 219.33% 
Minerva Auctions RomaFinarte Sale - Books, Autographs and Prints on June 20th: 205.58% 
De Baecque and AssociesPhotographs on June 20th: 125.27% 
ALDELibrary of an Amateur on June 25th: 122.97% 
FerratonModern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs on June 22nd: 112.50% 
Neal Auction CompanySummer Estates Auction on June 22nd: 101.01% 


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

National Book AuctionsCivil War, Americana, Signatures, Firsts on June 23rd: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 5/26 on June 23rd: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 6/16 on June 23rd: 99.61% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 6/18 on June 25th: 99.27% 
Heritage AuctionsWeekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 6/18 on June 25th: 99.07% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsThe Library of the late Martin Woolf Orskey on June 26th: 99.01% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 6/16 on June 23rd: 98.35% 
Heritage AuctionsThe David and Janice Frent Collection of Presidential & Political Americana, Part V on June 23rd: 94.28% 
William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsEclectic Variety - Books, Prints on June 25th: 93.10% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersThe Fine Sale - Prints on June 22nd: 90.48% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on June 20th: 89.59% 
Dirk Soulis Auctions21st Annual Spring Fine Art Auction With Historical American Prints on June 21st: 88.42% 
Leslie Hindman AuctioneersFine Art Summer Selections - Prints on June 28th: 88.14% 
FerratonModern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs on June 22nd: 86.34% 
BonhamsSam Francis Prints - Online bidstart 6/19 on June 27th: 85.71% 
Neal Auction CompanySummer Estates Auction on June 22nd: 84.62% 
Dorotheum Books and Decorative Prints on June 25th: 82.47% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Minerva Auctions Roma SUMA DE ARITHMETICA GEOMETRIA PROPORTIONI & PROPORTIONALITA, 1494 on June 20th Actual price: USD $599,868.
  2. Bonhams La Suite des Saltimbanques on June 13th Actual price: USD $396,954.
  3. Bonhams A complete group of 131 full-sized Supreme skateboard decks, on June 27th Actual price: USD $158,829.
  4. Sothebys THE WHALE. on June 21st Actual price: USD $137,500.
  5. Cowans Auctions Joel Whitney, Exceptional Album Containing Large Format Photographs of Sioux Involved in the 1862 Minnesota Uprising on June 21st Actual price: USD $131,250.
  6. Bonhams Los Desastres de la Guerra (Disasters of War) on June 13th Actual price: USD $127,079.
  7. Bonhams Nude Reading, from Nudes series on June 13th Actual price: USD $103,267.
  8. Sothebys THE FEDERALIST. A COLLECTION OF ESSAYS, WRITTEN IN FAVOUR OF THE NEW CONSTITUTION,… on June 21st Actual price: USD $87,500.
  9. Cowans Auctions Exceedingly Rare Photograph of Fugitive Slaves Posed with Abolitionists Levi Coffin and Jonathan Cable on June 21st Actual price: USD $81,250.
  10. Bonhams The Odes, Satyrs, and Epistles... Done into English by Mr. Creech on June 26th Actual price: USD $79,454.
  11. Bonhams Speedway on June 13th Actual price: USD $76,279.
  12. Bonhams Roch Grey Chevaux de Minuit, Le Degré Quarante et Un (Iliazd), Paris and Cannes, 1955 10 on June 13th Actual price: USD $76,279.
  13. Vermot de Pas Spirou et Fantasio on June 22nd Actual price: USD $74,693.
  14. Minerva Auctions Roma COMENTO DI CHRISTOPHORO LANDINO FIORENTINO SOPRA LA COMEDIA DI DANTHE ALIGHIERI POETA FIORENTINO, 1481 on June 20th Actual price: USD $71,250.
  15. Bonhams In a Spin, the Action of the World on things, Volume I, 2002 on June 27th Actual price: USD $63,579.
  16. Bonhams Choose Your Weapon (Dark Purple) on June 13th Actual price: USD $63,579.
  17. Sothebys “THUNDER ROAD” WORKING MANUSCRIPT, on June 21st Actual price: USD $62,500.
  18. Bonhams Wild Raspberries on June 13th Actual price: USD $61,992.
  19. PIASA Till Death Do Us Part - La suite complète des 10 sérigraphies - 2012 on June 26th Actual price: USD $59,280.
  20. Sothebys BIBLE IN LATIN A LEAF FROM THE GUTENBERG BIBLE. on June 21st Actual price: USD $56,250.
  21. Bonhams White Curl (YMC/FourMagnet: Los Angeles, California, February 27th 2013, Fuji Color Crystal Archive Super Type C, Em. No. 186-016, 05313), 2014 on June 27th Actual price: USD $55,642.
  22. Bonhams Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone on June 26th Actual price: USD $55,642.
  23. Bonhams The Sunshine Roof on June 13th Actual price: USD $47,704.
  24. Dominic Winter Book Auctions The Five Senses. Tasting, Feeling, Hearing, Smeling [sic] & Seeing on June 26th Actual price: USD $45,720.
  25. PIASA Cow Going Abstract - Triptyque - 1982 on June 26th Actual price: USD $45,201.



42 total sales reported this week:

PBA Galleries. Fine Literature with Mystery & Detective Fiction on June 27th: 71.01%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Fine Art Summer Selections - Prints on June 28th: 88.14%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Interiors - Prints on June 26th: 69.70%
PIASA. Editions: prints, illustrated books, multiples on June 26th: 51.45%
Rossini. Modern and Contemporary Prints on June 25th: 58.33%
Old World Auctions. Maps and Atlases - Internet bidstart 5/29 on June 5th: 74.79%
Bonhams. Sam Francis Prints - Online bidstart 6/19 on June 27th: 85.71%
Bonhams. Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs on June 27th: 66.67%
Bonhams. Fine Books and Manuscripts on June 26th: 78.99%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. The Library of the late Martin Woolf Orskey on June 26th: 99.01%
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Eclectic Variety - Books, Prints on June 25th: 93.10%
De Baecque and Associes. Prints on June 26th: 43.40%
Kestenbaum and Company. Fine Judaica on June 20th: 48.31%
ALDE. Library of an Amateur on June 25th: 74.11%
National Book Auctions. Civil War, Americana, Signatures, Firsts on June 23rd: 100.00%
Vermot de Pas. Comic Strips and Original Boards on June 22nd: 51.35%
Neal Auction Company. Summer Estates Auction on June 23rd: 67.57%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. The Fine Sale - Prints on June 22nd: 90.48%
Dirk Soulis Auctions. 21st Annual Spring Fine Art Auction With Historical American Prints on June 21st: 88.42%
Neal Auction Company. Summer Estates Auction on June 22nd: 84.62%
Bonhams. Prints and Multiples on June 13th: 75.80%
Aguttes. Contemporary Art and Photography - Prints and Photos on June 24th: 54.90%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on June 25th: 78.82%
Dorotheum . Books and Decorative Prints on June 25th: 82.47%
Australian Book Auctions. Rare Books on June 24th: 76.07%
Ferraton. Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs on June 22nd: 86.34%
Cowans Auctions. American History: Premier Auction on June 21st: 78.81%
De Baecque and Associes. Photographs on June 20th: 79.89%
Ader. Autograph Letters and Manuscripts on June 21st: 47.88%
Ader. Autograph Letters and Manuscripts on June 20th: 54.23%
Forum Auctions. Artsy - Color Theory on June 21st: 69.44%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on June 20th: 89.59%
Jeschke van Vliet Auctions Berlin GmbH. Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs on June 21st: 37.53%
Minerva Auctions Roma. Finarte Sale - Books, Autographs and Prints on June 20th: 65.48%
Sothebys. Books and Manuscripts Online - bidstart 6/7 on June 21st: 60.46%
Heritage Auctions. Weekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 6/18 on June 25th: 99.07%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 6/16 on June 23rd: 99.61%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 6/18 on June 25th: 99.27%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 6/16 on June 23rd: 98.35%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 5/26 on June 23rd: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. The David and Janice Frent Collection of Presidential & Political Americana, Part V on June 23rd: 94.28%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on June 22nd: 75.57%

 

Very truly yours,

 

Bruce McKinney

Rare Book Hub

  • <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> MACHIAVELLI, Niccolò. <i>Nicholas Machiavel's Prince. Also, The life of Castruccio Castracani of Lucca…</i> Translated by Edward Dacres. London, 1640. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> FILSON, John. <i>The Discovery, Settlement and present State of Kentucke: and An Essay towards the Topography, and Natural History of that important Country…</i> Wilmington, Del.: James Adams, 1784. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> ELUARD, Paul. <i>Un poeme dans chaque livre.</i> Paris: Louis Broder, 1956. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> LEWIS, James Otto. [<i>Aboriginal Port Folio.</i> Philadelphia: Published by the Author, 1835-1836]. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> [ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS]. BOOK OF HOURS, use of Rome, in Latin. [Southern Netherlands (Ghent or Bruges), c.1460]. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> MORE, Thomas, Sir. <i>The Workes ... wrytten by him in the Englysh tongue.</i> Edited by William Rastell. London, 1557. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> [KELMSCOTT PRESS]. MORRIS, William. <i>Love is Enough.</i> Hammersmith: The Kelmscott Press, 1897. $5,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> LINCOLN, Abraham. Autograph endorsement signed as President (“A. Lincoln”), 24 February 1863. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> WASHINGTON, George. Address panel with autograph free frank signed ("G:o Washington"), as Commander in Chief of the Continental Army, 5 August 1777. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> GOREY, Edward. <i>The Beastly Baby.</i> N.p.: The Fantod Press, 1962. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> FROST, Robert. Photographic reproduction signed and inscribed ("Robert Frost”), to R.V. Thornton, 1955. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> GOREY, Edward. <i>The Bug Book.</i> New York: Looking Glass Library, 1959. $500 to $700.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Book of Hours with Illuminated Miniatures, France, mid-15th century. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Conradus de Alemania [Halberstadt the Elder], <i>Concordantiae Bibliorum,</i> Strassburg, 1474. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Christopher Marlowe, <i>The Jew of Malta,</i> London, 1633. Earliest extant edition of this antiauthoritarian Elizabethan play. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b><br>Sir Isaac Newton, <i>The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy,</i> first edition in English, 2 volumes, London, 1729. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> John Rae, <i>Narrative of an Expedition to the Shores of the Arctic Sea in 1846 and 1847,</i> first edition, London, 1850. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Philip Pittman, <i>The Present State of the European Settlements on the Mississippi…,</i> first edition, London, 1770. $10,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Cyanotype of an anatomy class at Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1895. $300 to $400.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Equine veterinary formulary, manuscript on paper, East Earl, Pennsylvania, circa 1860. $400 to $600.
  • <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> REGAMEY, Felix (1844-1906). Unique drawing showing Verlaine and Rimbaud in London, September 1872. €70,000 to 100,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> LABORDE, Alexandre de (1773-1842). <i>Voyage pittoresque et historique de l’Espagne.</i> Paris : 1806-1820. €20,000 to 30,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> BOCCACE, Jean (1313-1375). <i>Il Decamerone…</i> Venise : Gabriele Giolito di Ferrari, 1542.<br>€ 12,000 to 15,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> LAMBERT, Yvon (1936). Full collection of writings from <i>Une rêverie émanée de mes loisirs.</i> Paris : 1992 - 2018. €50,000 to 70,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> JOUVE, Paul (1878-1973) -- KIPLING, Rudyard (1865-1936). <i>La Chasse de Kaa.</i> Paris : Javal & Bourdeaux, 1930. €2,000 to 3,000