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Rare Book Hub: 35 Auctions Archived, another 28 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 20 July 35 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database, 14 denominated in euros, 4 in British pounds, and 17 in US dollars.  Turnover was $6,441,213 as 7,934 lots were offered and 5,944 sold for a 75% success rate.

 

1 auction saw its total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

ChristiesContemporary Editions - online bidstart 7/9 on July 16th: $1,714,625 


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

TooveysPostcards, Cigarette Cards; Photographs, Autographs, Printed & Manuscript Ephemera on July 16th: 224.11% 
Forum AuctionsFine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper on July 11th: 104.57% 


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

Heritage AuctionsWeekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 7/9 on July 16th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 6/16 on July 14th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/7 on July 14th: 99.64% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 7/9 on July 16th: 98.60% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 7/7 on July 14th: 97.60% 
TooveysPostcards, Cigarette Cards; Photographs, Autographs, Printed & Manuscript Ephemera on July 16th: 95.85% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on July 3rd: 93.39% 
Purcell AuctioneersIrish Interest Book & Ephemera Auction on July 10th: 89.51% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 6/21 on June 28th: 88.19% 
Forum AuctionsFine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper on July 11th: 88.03% 
ChristiesContemporary Editions - online bidstart 7/9 on July 16th: 86.30% 
Catawiki B. V.Book Auction (Old & Rare Pre-1800) - bidstart 6/28 on July 5th: 85.43% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 6/14 on June 24th: 85.00% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on July 13th: 81.67% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 7/5 on July 12th: 80.77% 
Forum AuctionsSelected 16th and 17th century English books from the Fox Pointe Manor Library on July 10th: 80.62% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Christies Pergusa Three, State I, from Circuits on July 16th Actual price: USD $81,250.
  2. Christies Men in the Cities: two prints on July 16th Actual price: USD $75,000.
  3. Forum Auctions Atlases.- Saxton (Christopher) [An Atlas of England and Wales], first edition, 34 hand-coloured … on July 10th Actual price: USD $70,313.
  4. Christies FLOWN ON APOLLO 11 – Apollo 11 Flight Plan, pp 3-17/3-18. NASA/MSC, 1 July 1969. on July 18th Actual price: USD $62,500.
  5. Christies Natural History Part II on July 16th Actual price: USD $62,500.
  6. Christies Fiesta Pig on July 16th Actual price: USD $60,000.
  7. Christies Tales of Genji II, from Tales of Genji on July 16th Actual price: USD $60,000.
  8. Forum Auctions America.- Soto (Hernando de) Virginia richly valued, By the description of the maine land of … on July 10th Actual price: USD $59,375.
  9. Jeschke van Vliet Auctions Berlin GmbH Thangka mit Darstellung des Buddha Amitâbha im Lotossitz (Vajrâsana). on July 12th Actual price: USD $55,112.
  10. Forum Auctions [Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies], on July 11th Actual price: USD $53,125.
  11. Christies Mao: one plate on July 16th Actual price: USD $52,500.
  12. Christies Sunflower I, from Sunflower Series on July 16th Actual price: USD $52,500.
  13. RR Auction Benjamin Franklin ALS on July 10th Actual price: USD $50,330.
  14. Christies Rome Pays Off on July 16th Actual price: USD $50,000.
  15. Christies Views of Hotel Well I, from Moving Focus on July 16th Actual price: USD $43,750.
  16. Christies The Witch, from Myths on July 16th Actual price: USD $43,750.
  17. Christies FLIGHT PLAN – Final Apollo 11 Flight Plan, AS-506/CSM-107/LM-5. Houston: NASA/MSC Flight Planning Branch, 1 July 1969. on July 18th Actual price: USD $40,000.
  18. Christies Love on July 16th Actual price: USD $40,000.
  19. Christies Scent on July 16th Actual price: USD $40,000.
  20. Christies LUNAR LANDSCAPE – National Aeronautics and Space Administration Lunar Planning Chart (LOC – 1, 2, 3, and 4). Aeronautical Chart and Information Center of the USAF for NASA, May 1971. on July 18th Actual price: USD $37,500.
  21. Christies Balloon Swan (Magenta), Balloon Monkey (Orange) and Balloon Rabbit (Violet) on July 16th Actual price: USD $37,500.
  22. Christies SP: three plates on July 16th Actual price: USD $37,500.
  23. Christies Two Years and Counting on July 16th Actual price: USD $35,000.
  24. Christies Turtle on July 16th Actual price: USD $35,000.
  25. Christies TRANQUILITY BASE – Photograph signed and inscribed ("Tranquillity Base, July 20, 1969, Buzz Aldrin"). on July 18th Actual price: USD $32,500.



35 total sales reported this week:

Tooveys. Postcards, Cigarette Cards; Photographs, Autographs, Printed & Manuscript Ephemera on July 16th: 95.85%
Eldreds. The Nantucket Auction on July 13th: 68.75%
Michaans Auctions. Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs on July 13th: 58.33%
Clars Auction Gallery. Prints, Books on July 14th: 68.09%
Clars Auction Gallery. Prints, Books on July 13th: 60.53%
Christies. One Giant Leap: Celebrating Space Exploration 50 Years after Apollo 11 on July 18th: 68.71%
Christies. Contemporary Editions - online bidstart 7/9 on July 16th: 86.30%
Freemans. Collector's Sale on July 17th: 73.91%
RR Auction. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Featuring Animation and Presidents/Founding Fathers - Internet bidstar on July 10th: 55.96%
OSENAT. Books and Manuscripts - Historical Memories on July 6th: 61.54%
Purcell Auctioneers. Irish Interest Book & Ephemera Auction on July 10th: 89.51%
Jeschke van Vliet Auctions Berlin GmbH. Precious Books, Decorative Prints, Historical Photographs on July 12th: 46.18%
Heritage Auctions. Photographs - Online bidstart 6/26 on July 17th: 74.03%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 7/9 on July 16th: 98.60%
Heritage Auctions. Weekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 7/9 on July 16th: 100.00%
JellyFishTree. Books, Manuscripts, Prints on July 3rd: 25.34%
Grays Auctioneers. Fine Art - Prints on June 26th: 66.67%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 7/5 on July 12th: 80.77%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 6/28 on July 8th: 79.79%
Catawiki B. V.. Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 6/28 on July 7th: 71.43%
Catawiki B. V.. Book Auction (Old & Rare Pre-1800) - bidstart 6/28 on July 5th: 85.43%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 6/21 on July 1st: 77.89%
Catawiki B. V.. Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 6/21 on June 30th: 57.89%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 6/21 on June 28th: 88.19%
Catawiki B. V.. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 6/21 on June 27th: 42.86%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 6/14 on June 24th: 85.00%
Catawiki B. V.. Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 6/14 on June 23rd: 65.63%
Catawiki B. V.. Photography - Internet bidstart 6/14 on June 22nd: 56.00%
Forum Auctions. Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper on July 11th: 88.03%
Forum Auctions. Selected 16th and 17th century English books from the Fox Pointe Manor Library on July 10th: 80.62%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on July 3rd: 93.39%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 6/16 on July 14th: 100.00%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on July 13th: 81.67%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 7/7 on July 14th: 97.60%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/7 on July 14th: 99.64%

 


For the week ahead 28 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jul. 22nd
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 7/12. 73 lots

Tue. Jul. 23rd
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 7/16. 348 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Weekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 7/16. 175 lots
Skinner. Boston. The Mystic Collection: Early Books. 230 lots
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Chadds Ford, PA . Eclectic Variety - Books, Prints. 178 lots

Wed. Jul. 24th
Christies. New York. Photographs: New York, New York - Online bidstart 7/16. 34 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Documents. 477 lots
Winner's Auctions Ltd. Jerusalem. Seforim, Letters from Rabbis and Rebbes, Chabad, Manuscripts, Art from Israel, Important historic do. 248 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Select Modern and Contemporary Editions. 199 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Currency, framed prints. 25 lots
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. American History Timed Online Auction - bidstart 7/11. 240 lots
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Lee's Summit . Railroadiana and Autographs. 131 lots

Thu. Jul. 25th
Copley Fine Art Auctions. Boston. The Sporting Sale. 32 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Art and Illustration. 447 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Artsy: Urban Jungle. 66 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. The Marine Sale - Books and Prints. 35 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Prints, Fur Rondy memorabilia. 26 lots
Skinner. Marlborough. Country Americana - Books and Prints. 23 lots

Fri. Jul. 26th
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - internet bidstart 7/19. 104 lots

Sat. Jul. 27th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters. 831 lots
Goldberg Coins and Collectibles. LOS ANGELES. Collectibles. 439 lots
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Pop Culture. 637 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 189 lots

Sun. Jul. 28th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/21.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 7/21.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 6/30. 229 lots
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Aviation, Catholic, Kennedy, 17th Century, Magazines, etc.. 101 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 7/19. 60 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b><center>Sotheby’s<br>James Bond: A Collection of<br>Books and Manuscripts<br>The Property of a Gentleman<br>11 November 2020<br>London</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, Nov. 11:</b> FLEMING | <i>Casino Royale,</i> 1953, first edition, presentation copy. £50,000 to £70,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Nov. 11:</b> FLEMING | <i>Live and Let Die,</i> 1954, first edition, presentation copy inscribed to Winston Churchill. £50,000 to £70,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Nov. 11:</b> FLEMING | <i>Moonraker,</i> 1955, first edition, presentation copy inscribed to Raymond Chandler. £70,000 to £100,000.
    <b><center>Sotheby’s<br>James Bond: A Collection of<br>Books and Manuscripts<br>The Property of a Gentleman<br>11 November 2020<br>London</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, Nov. 11:</b> FLEMING | Diamonds are Forever, [1955-56], the final revised typescript. £80,000 to £120,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Nov. 11:</b> FLEMING | <i>The Spy Who Loved Me,</i> 1962, first edition, presentation copy to Robert Kennedy. £35,000 to £50,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Nov. 11:</b> FLEMING | <i>From Russia, With Love,</i> 1957, first edition. £2,000 to £3,000
  • <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 Nov 17:</b> Jane Austen, <i>Pride & Prejudice,</i> 3 volumes, first edition, London, 1813. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> John Hancock, Uncommon Privateer Commission, signed as President of Continental Congress, 1777. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> Frank Lloyd Wright, photograph signed & inscribed. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> Abraham Lincoln, document signed conscripting troops for first national draft in U.S., 1863. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> Jane Austen, <i>Sense & Sensibility,</i> 3 volumes, first edition, London, 1811. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> Charles Dickens, <i>American Notes for General Circulation,</i> first edition, inscribed to Richard Henry Dana, Jr., London, 1842. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> John Maynard Keynes, <i>The General Theory of Employment, Interest & Money,</i> first edition, London, 1936. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> Alexandre Raymond, <i>L’Art Islamique en Orient,</i> 2 volumes, first editions, Péra-Constantinople, 1922-24. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> Igor Stravinsky, autograph musical quotation signed, 3 bars from <i>Perséphone,</i> 1936. $1,500 to $2,500.
  • <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