• <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: 21 Auctions Archived, another 20 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Friday, 9 August 2019, 21 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 3 auctions denominated in euros, 1 in British pounds, and 17 in US dollars.  Turnover was $11,977,614 as 6,831 lots were offered and 5,893 sold for an 86% success rate.  Not bad for the summer doldrums!

 

For the week ahead 20 sales are posted.  Bon chance!

 

1 auction saw total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Heritage AuctionsComics on August 2nd: $9,330,161 


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

Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersAmericana - Books, Prints on August 3rd: 149.56% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersAnimation Art: Walt Disney’s Who Framed Roger Rabbit on August 2nd: 145.23% Fonsie Mealy AuctioneersPrints, Signs, Books on July 23rd: 104.87% 

 

14 sales saw at least 80% of their lots sell: 
 
Heritage AuctionsWeekly World Currency Internet bidstart 7/30 on August 6th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 7/7 on August 4th: 100.00% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersAnimation Art: Walt Disney’s Who Framed Roger Rabbit on August 2nd: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/28 on August 4th: 99.69% 
Heritage AuctionsComics on August 2nd: 99.39% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 7/30 on August 6th: 99.12% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 7/28 on August 4th: 97.94% 
Alaska AuctionPrints on August 7th: 97.80% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersAmericana - Books, Prints on August 3rd: 96.88% 
Cowans AuctionsCleveland Fine and Decorative Art - Maps on August 2nd: 96.55% 
Fonsie Mealy AuctioneersPrints, Signs, Books on July 23rd: 95.35% 
Thomson Roddick Auctioneers & ValuersAntiquarian and Collectible Books Auction on August 7th: 93.38% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on August 3rd: 86.84% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on August 6th: 84.52% 
 
 
Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Heritage Auctions Captain America Comics #1 San Francisco Pedigree (Timely, 1941) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. on August 2nd Actual price: USD $915,000.
  2. Heritage Auctions Frank Frazetta Creepy #17 Cover Painting Original Art (Warren, 1967). on August 2nd Actual price: USD $264,000.
  3. Heritage Auctions Batman #1 (DC, 1940) CGC VG/FN 5.0 Off-white to white pages. on August 2nd Actual price: USD $204,000.
  4. Heritage Auctions Captain America Comics #1 (Timely, 1941) CGC FN- 5.5 Cream to off-white pages. on August 2nd Actual price: USD $156,000.
  5. Heritage Auctions Carl Barks Rug Riders' Last Flight Painting CB-OIL 97 Original Art (1975). on August 2nd Actual price: USD $156,000.
  6. Heritage Auctions Fantastic Four #1 (Marvel, 1961) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white pages. on August 2nd Actual price: USD $126,000.
  7. Heritage Auctions Sal Buscema The Defenders #9 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1973). on August 2nd Actual price: USD $102,000.
  8. Heritage Auctions Don Heck and George Roussos The Avengers Annual #1 Internal Splash Page Original Art (Marvel, 1967). on August 2nd Actual price: USD $96,000.
  9. Heritage Auctions Sal Buscema Captain America #137 Cover Spider-Man and Falcon Original Art (Marvel, 1971). on August 2nd Actual price: USD $96,000.
  10. Heritage Auctions Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 (Mirage Studios, 1984) CGC NM/MT 9.8 White pages. on August 2nd Actual price: USD $90,000.
  11. Heritage Auctions Al Williamson, Frank Frazetta, and Roy Krenkel Weird Science #19 Complete 7-Page Story "The One Who Waits" Original Art (EC, 1953). on August 2nd Actual price: USD $90,000.
  12. Heritage Auctions Barry Smith Conan the Barbarian #11 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1971). on August 2nd Actual price: USD $90,000.
  13. Heritage Auctions Magic: The Gathering Black Lotus Alpha Edition BGS 9 Signed on Case by Artist (Wizards of the Coast, 1993). on August 2nd Actual price: USD $84,600.
  14. Heritage Auctions More Fun Comics #73 (DC, 1941) CGC FN/VF 7.0 White pages. on August 2nd Actual price: USD $72,000.
  15. Heritage Auctions All Star Comics #3 Billy Wright Pedigree (DC, 1940) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white to white pages. on August 2nd Actual price: USD $72,000.
  16. Eldreds My Provincetown Studio on August 2nd Actual price: USD $66,000.
  17. Eldreds Sail Boat on August 2nd Actual price: USD $66,000.
  18. Heritage Auctions Carl Barks In Voodoo Land Painting CB-OIL 60 Original Art (1973). on August 2nd Actual price: USD $66,000.
  19. Heritage Auctions Journey Into Mystery #83 (Marvel, 1962) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white to white pages. on August 2nd Actual price: USD $60,000.
  20. Heritage Auctions Charles Schulz Peanuts Sunday Comic Strip Charlie Brown and Lucy Original Art dated 1-18-59 (United Feature Syndicate, 1959). on August 2nd Actual price: USD $60,000.
  21. Heritage Auctions Jack Kirby and Chic Stone Strange Tales #127 "The Thing" Pin-Up Original Art (Marvel, 1964). on August 2nd Actual price: USD $60,000.
  22. Heritage Auctions Amazing Fantasy #15 (Marvel, 1962) CGC FN 6.0 Off-white pages. on August 2nd Actual price: USD $57,600.
  23. Heritage Auctions All-American Comics #16 (DC, 1940) CGC Conserved VF 8.0 Off-white pages. on August 2nd Actual price: USD $52,800.
  24. Heritage Auctions Superman #1 (DC, 1939) CGC Apparent FN+ 6.5 Moderate/Extensive (A-4) Cream to off-white pages. on August 2nd Actual price: USD $50,400.
  25. Heritage Auctions Gil Kane and Murphy Anderson Green Lantern #10 Complete 10-Page Story "The Origin of Green Lantern's Oath!" Original Art (DC, 1962). on August 2nd Actual price: USD $49,200.

 

 

21 total sales reported this week:

Thomson Roddick Auctioneers & Valuers. Antiquarian and Collectible Books Auction on August 7th: 93.38%
Nye & Company Auctioneers. Backyard Timed Auction - Prints, Books on August 8th: 50.00%
Alaska Auction. Prints on August 7th: 97.80%
PBA Galleries. Summer Miscellany - Golf Books on August 8th: 73.23%
RR Auction. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Featuring WWII - Internet bidstart 7/19 on August 7th: 58.77%
Swann Galleries. Vintage Posters on August 7th: 64.81%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on August 6th: 84.52%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Animation Art: Walt Disney’s Who Framed Roger Rabbit on August 2nd: 100.00%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Americana - Books, Prints on August 3rd: 96.88%
University Archives. Superb Selection of Autographed Documents, Manuscripts, Photos & Books, start time 10:30 am EST on June 26th: 71.43%
Heritage Auctions. Weekly World Currency Internet bidstart 7/30 on August 6th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 7/30 on August 6th: 99.12%
Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers. Prints, Signs, Books on July 23rd: 95.35%
Cowans Auctions. Cleveland Fine and Decorative Art - Maps on August 2nd: 96.55%
Eldreds. The Summer Sale on August 2nd: 56.82%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) Online bidstart 7/26 on August 2nd: 79.81%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 7/28 on August 4th: 97.94%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/28 on August 4th: 99.69%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 7/7 on August 4th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics on August 2nd: 99.39%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on August 3rd: 86.84%

 


For the week ahead 20 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Aug. 12th
Bonhams. New York. Prints and Multiples Online - bidstart 8/6. 178 lots
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . Prints. 63 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) Online bidstart 8/2. 49 lots

Tue. Aug. 13th
Doyle New York. New York. Angling & Miscellaneous Books from the Library of Arnold 'Jake' Johnson. 364 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. The Glynn and Suzanne Crain Science Fiction Collection. 461 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Antiquarian and Collectors' Books. 177 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. US Currency Weekly - Bidstart 8/6. 407 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. World Currency Weekly - Online Bidstart 8/6. 168 lots

Wed. Aug. 14th
Chiswick Auctions. London. Books and Works on Paper. 232 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Documents. 250 lots
Purcell Auctioneers. Birr. Antiques and Collectables -Books and Prints, Advertising Signs. 96 lots
Trafford Books. Manchester. Books, Photos & Ephemera, Postcards, Stamps and Postal History.. 244 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints, Maps and Posters. 140 lots

Thu. Aug. 15th
RR Auction. Amherst. Pop Culture, Featuring Woodstock - Online bidstart 8/8. 542 lots
Heritage Auctions. Chicago. ANA World's Fair of Money Currency Platinum Night Auction. 123 lots

Sat. Aug. 17th
Addison and Sarova. Macon. Rare Books and Ephemera. 614 lots
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Summer Magic Auction - Online only. 276 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 191 lots

Sun. Aug. 18th
Bourgeault-Horan Antiquarians & Associates, LLC. Portsmouth NH . Summer Americana and Marine Auction. 29 lots
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Dickens, Sci-Fi, Catholic, Pulp, Antique, Decorative, etc.. 76 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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.