• <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>Fall 2019 Auction<br>September 28, 2019</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Sep. 28:</b> AUDUBON, John James. Snowy Owl, Plate 121. Aquatint Engraving with original hand color. London: Havell Jr., 1827-1838 from <i>Birds of America.</i> $225,000 to $300,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Sep. 28:</b> JEFFERYS, Thomas. <i>The American Atlas...</i> London: Sayer and Bennett, 1776. $65,000 to $90,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Sep. 28:</b> RACKHAM, Arthur. Original Illustrations for <i>Jack and the Beanstalk.</i> Pen and ink with watercolor on paper. C. 1913. $60,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Sep. 28:</b> AUDUBON, John James. Ruffed Grous, Plate 41. Aquatint Engraving with original hand color. London: Havell Jr., 1827-1838 from <i>Birds of America.</i> $50,000 to $70,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Sep. 28:</b> ROESSLER, A. R. Latest Map of the State of Texas. Lithograph with original hand color. New York: Mittendorfer, 1874. $50,000 to $65,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>Fall 2019 Auction<br>September 28, 2019</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Sep. 28:</b> AUDUBON, John James. American Bison or Buffalo (Male), Plate 56. Lithograph with original hand color. New York, 1845-1848 from <i>Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America.</i> $18,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Sep. 28:</b> HOOKER, Sir William Jackson & FITCH, Walter Hood. Victoria Regia. Lithograph with original hand color. London: Bradbury & Evans, 1851. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Sep. 28:</b> AUDUBON, John James. Pin Tailed Duck, Plate 227. Aquatint Engraving with original hand color. London: Havell Jr., 1827-1838 from <i>Birds of America.</i> $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Sep. 28:</b> LEWIS, Meriwether and CLARK, William. <i>Travels to the Source of the Missouri River and Across the American Continent...</i> London, 1814. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Sep. 28:</b> AUDUBON, John James. American Black or Silver Fox, Plate 116. Lithograph with original hand color. New York, 1845-1848 from <i>Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America.</i> $18,000 to $25,000.
  • <center><b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Books & Works on Paper<br>September 25, 2019</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Sep. 25:</b> Rowling (J.K.) <i>Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone,</i> FIRST EDITION, first issue, 8vo, 1997. £15,000 to £20,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Sep. 25:</b> Bible, Italian.- Malermi Bible, woodcut illustrations, folio, Lazaro de Soardi & Bernardino Benali, Venice,1517. £8,000 to £12,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Sep. 25:</b> Germany.- Homann (Johann Baptist). <i>Atlas von Deutschland,</i> engraved half title, hand coloured, 87 double page engraved maps, [folio, Erben, Nuremberg, 1753]. £8,000 to £10,000
    <center><b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Books & Works on Paper<br>September 25, 2019</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Sep. 25:</b> [Mirk (John)].- <i>Liber festivalis et Quatuor sermons</i> [bound with], [Le Roy (Pierre)] <i>A Pleasant Satyre or Poesie,</i> first edition in English, Widdow Orwin for Thomas Man, 1595, 8vo. £1,500 to £2,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Sep. 25:</b> Antoninus Florentinus (Saint Archbishop of Florence). <i>Confessionale: Defecerunt…,</i> 8vo, Pietro Quarengi, Venice, 15 February 1499. £1,000 to £1,500
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Sep. 25:</b> Jesuit Letters.- [Froes (Father Luigi) & et al.)] Avvisi del Giapone de gli anni 1582, 1583, 1584…, 1586 [bound with] Avvisi della Cina et Giapone…, FIRST EDITIONS, Rome. £1,000 to £1,500
    <center><b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Books & Works on Paper<br>September 25, 2019</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Sep. 25:</b> Plutarch & Probus (Aemilius). <i>Plutarchi Cheronei et Aemilii Probi Illustrium,</i> folio, Nicolas de Pratis for Jean-Petit, Paris, 1521. £1,000 to £1,500
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Sep. 25:</b> Bible.- English. <i>The Byble in Englyshe of the Largest and Greatest volume,</i> elaborate woodcut border, text vignettes, folio, 1541. £1,000 to £1,500
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Sep. 25:</b> Fore-edge Painting.- Lord George Byron, The Giaour, a Fragment of a Turkish Tale, bound with 10 other titles, 4 plates marked 'Proof.', 1813. £800 to £1,200
    <center><b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Books & Works on Paper<br>September 25, 2019</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Sep. 25:</b> Manson (John). Twelve by Sixteen Papers of John Mason, a collection of 50 sheets of paper, some watermarked, 12 x 16”, c.1978. £800 to £1,200
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Sep. 25:</b> Fleming (Ian). <i>Dr. No,</i> FIRST EDITION, original boards, dust-jacket, 8vo, 1958. £700 to £900
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Sep. 25:</b> Eliot (T.S.) <i>Four Quartets,</i> NUMBER 121 of 290 COPIES, signed by author, 1960. £400 to £600
  • <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 26, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 26:</b> Joyce (James). <i>Dubliners,</i> first edition, signed presentation inscription from the author, 1914. £100,000 to £150,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 26:</b> The Beatles.- Baker (Geoffrey.) 3 Autograph Letters and 1 Autograph Card signed to Ann Gosnell, addtionally sgn’d by George Harrison, John Lennon, Cynthia Lennon and others, 1968. £5,000 to £7,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 26:</b> Pilgrim Press.- Dod (John). <i>A plaine and familiar exposition of the tenne commandements ...,</i> [Leiden], [William Brewster], 1617. £15,000 to £20,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 26, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 26:</b> Automaton Chess Player & Mechanical Illusion.- Reynell (H., printer). “The Famous Chess-Player, No.14, St.James's-Street, next Brooks's,” broadside advertisement for "The famous Automaton", [1784]. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 26:</b> Clemens (Samuel Langhorne). <i>Life on the Mississippi,</i> first English edition, signed presentation inscription from the author, 1883. £8,000 to £12,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 26:</b> Arctic Sledge Flag.- Fulford (Reginald Baldwin). Sledge flag... HMS Discovery, 1875. £4,000 to £6,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 26, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 26:</b> Rowling (J.K.) <i>Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone,</i> first edition, first printing, 1997. £20,000 to £30,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 26:</b> Piranesi (Giovanni Battista). <i>Le Antichità Romane,</i> 4 vol., 1756. £20,000 to £30,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 26:</b> Canaletto (Giovanni Antonio Canal, called). <i>Urbis Venetiarum Prospectus Celebriores,</i> 3 parts in 1, Richard Ford's copy, Venice, Giovanni Battista Pasquali, 1751. £10,000 to £15,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 26, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 26:</b> Atlases.- Speed (John). <i>A Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World,</i> bound with <i>The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine,</i> 1631-27. £12,000 to £18,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 26:</b> Anatomical illustration.- Aselli (Gaspare). <i>De lactibus sive lacteis venis... dissertatio,</i> first edition, Milan, Giovanni Battista Bidelli, 1627. £20,000 to £30,000
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Illustration Art:</b> Eric Carle, <i>The Very Hungry Caterpillar,</i> hand-painted collage. Sold for a record $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Illustration Art:</b> Charles Addams, <i>Couple passing a giant bird house,</i> watercolor cartoon for <i>The New Yorker,</i> 1948. Sold for $16,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Illustration Art:</b> Miriam Troop, <i>Rain on Laundry Day,</i> oil on canvas, cover for <i>The Saturday Evening Post,</i> 1940. Sold for $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Illustration Art:</b> Rockwell Kent, <i>To All Fascists,</i> ink broadside for The League of American Writers, circa 1937. Sold for $6,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Illustration Art:</b> Jo Mielziner, <i>Pet Shop Drop,</i> backdrop design for <i>Pal Joey</i> on Broadway, 1940. Sold for a record $55,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Illustration Art:</b> Lee Brown Coye, acrylic cover illustration for the 25th anniversary of <i>Weird Tales,</i> 1944. Sold for $18,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Illustration Art:</b> Virgil Finlay, <i>The Outsider & Others,</i> pen & ink dust jacket illustration for H.P. Lovecraft's book, 1939. Sold for $5,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Illustration Art:</b> Al Hirschfeld, <i>Paul Robeson as Othello,</i> illustration for <i>The New York Times,</i> 1942. Sold for $68,750
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Illustration Art:</b> Frederic Remington, pen & ink illustration for <i>A Scout with the Buffalo Soldiers</i> in <i>The Century</i> magazine, 1889. Sold for $17,500.

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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>Bonhams, Sep. 17:</b> EARLY AVIATION PHOTOGRAPHY ARCHIVE. Chronicling 20th century aviation from the earliest Wright Brothers images through commercial and military applications. $50,000 to $70,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 17:</b> SPUTNIK-1 EMC/EMI LAB MODEL, 1957. Full scale vintage test model of the Sputnik-1 satellite, Moscow, [February, 1957]. $400,000 to $600,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 17:</b> FIRST TELEPHONE CALL TO THE MOON. Partial transcription signed by Apollo 11 astronauts and President Nixon. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 17:</b> Apollo 11 Beta cloth crew emblem, SIGNED BY THE ENTIRE APOLLO 11 CREW. $8,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 17:</b> GEMINI 1/8 SCALE MODEL. Rarely seen large-scale contractor's model. $3,000 to $5,000
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> SMITH, CHRISTOPHER WEBB. 1793-1871. <i>Indian Ornithology.</i> [Patna, India]: 1828. $50,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> DUPRÉ, LOUIS. 1789-1837. <i>Voyage à Athènes et à Constantinople, ou Collection de portraits, vues et costumes grecs et ottomans.</i> Paris: Dondey-Dupré, 1825. $60,000 to $90,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> ADAMS, JOHN. Autograph Letter Signed ("J Adams"), [to Dr. Perkins?] while recovering from his small pox inoculation, [late-April, 1764]. $30,000 to $50,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> AUSTEN, JANE. Autograph Letter Signed ("J. Austen"), to her sister Cassandra, 4 pp, "Thursday – after dinner," [September 16, 1813,] Henrietta St. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES. 1785-1851. <i>The Birds of America, from Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories.</i> New York & Philadelphia: J.J. Audubon & J.B. Chevalier, 1840-1844. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> DODWELL, EDWARD. 1767-1832. <i>Views in Greece.</i> London: Rodwell and Martin, 1821. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> JAMES, JESSE. Autograph Letter Signed ("Jesse W. James"), to Mr. Flood demanding Flood retract spurious accusations, 3 pp, June 5, 1875. $200,000 to $300,000.