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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

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 25:</b> Frederick Douglass, ALS recruiting help for his paper after schism with Garrison, Rochester, 1851. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 25:</b> James Dean, photograph by Sanford H. Roth, signed & inscribed by Dean. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 25:</b> Richard Wagner, ALS requesting confirmation that the Grand Duke received his letter, 1863. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 25:</b> Benjamin Rush, ALS, doctor’s note for a Revolutionary soldier, 1780. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 25:</b> Lord Byron, ALS to Cambridge classmate, “your friendship is of more account to me than all these absurd vanities,” c. 1812. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 25:</b> Ernest Hemingway, <i>Three Stories & Ten Poems,</i> first edition of the author’s first book, Paris, 1923. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 25:</b> Ralph Ellison, <i>Invisible Man,</i> first English edition of the author’s first novel, signed, London, 1953. $1,800 to $2,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 25:</b> Margery Lawrence, <i>The Madonna of Seven Moons,</i> first edition in unrestored dust jacket, Indianapolis, 1933. $800 to $1,200.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 25:</b> Joseph Albers, <i>Interaction of Color,</i> 80 color screenprints, Yale University Press, New Haven & London, 1963. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 25:</b> Albert Einstein, autograph manuscript, unsigned, likely a draft discarded while working toward a unified field theory. $10,000 to $20,000.
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    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Mar. 3:</b> Verlag, Luzern, Publishers: <i>The Book of Kells,</i> the most precious illuminated manuscript of the early Middle Ages, now reproduced, the FIRST AND ONLY COMPLETE FINE ART FACSIMILE EDITION. €5,000 to €6,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Mar. 3:</b> Rowling (J.K.) <i>Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone,</i> 8vo, L. (Bloomsbury) 1997, First Deluxe Edn., Signed by the Author on title page. €4,000 to €5,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Mar. 3:</b> Gilbert (John T.) Account of Facsimiles of National Manuscripts of Ireland, from the earliest extant specimens to A.D. 719. €2,000 to €3,000.
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    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Mar. 3:</b> <i>The Georgian Society Records of Eighteenth-Century Domestic Architecture in Dublin [-Ireland],</i> 5 vols. lg. 4to D. 1909 - 1913. Limited Editions. €1,500 to €2,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Mar. 3:</b> Yeats (W.B.) <i>The Poems of W.B. Yeats,</i> 2 vols., roy 8vo, L. (MacMillan & Co.) 1949, Limited Edn., No. 185 (of 375 copies). Signed. €1,500 to €2,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Mar. 3:</b> Crone (John S.)ed. <i>The Irish Book Lover, A Monthly Review of Irish Literature and Bibliography.</i> Vol. I No 1 August 1909 - Vol. XXXII No. 6, September 1957. €1,250 to €2,000.
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    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Mar. 3:</b> Yeats (John Butler) <i>An original self-portrait Sketch,</i> Signed and dated April 1919, N[ew] York. €1,200 to €1,500.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Mar. 3:</b> Photograph Album. Entitled ''A Souvenir of the Visit to Jeypore Samasthanam of His Excellency the Right Hon'ble Viscount Goschen of Hawkhurst… 14th December 1927''. €1,000 to €1,500.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Mar. 3:</b> Pistolesi (Erasmo) <i>Il Vaticano,</i> 8vols. large atlas, folio Rome (Tipografia della Societa..) 1829. €500 to €600.
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    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Mar. 3:</b> Chagall (Marc)illus., Legmarie (Jean) comp., <i>The Jerusalem Windows,</i> folio N.Y. (George Braziller) 1962. €400 to €500.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Mar. 3:</b> Bullitt (Thos. W.) <i>My Life at Oxmoor,</i> Life on a Farm in Kentucky before the War. Roy 8vo Louisville, Kentucky, 1911. Privately Printed No. 86 of 100 Copies Only. €300 to €400.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Mar. 3:</b> Popish Plot: Oates (Titus) <i>The Popes Whore House or The Merchandise of The Whore of Rome,</i> folio L. 1679. First Edn. €100 to €150.