• <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> CLEMENS, SAMUEL L. <i>The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain.</i> Hartford: The American Publishing Company, 1876. $14,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> BATEMAN, JAMES. <i>The Orchidaceae of Mexico and Guatemala.</i> London: J. Ridgway & Sons for the author, [1837]-1843. $60,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> WHITMAN, WALT. <i>Leaves of Grass.</i> Brooklyn: [For the author by Andrew and James Rome,] 1855. $150,000 to $200,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> LEE, HARPER. Three “Seckatary Hawkins”-related books inscribed and signed by Harper Lee. $60,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> POE, EDGAR ALLAN. <i>The Raven.</i> New York: Wiley and Putnam, 1845. $120,000 to $180,000.
  • <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
  • <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Macbeth: A Tragedy.</i> London, 1673. FIRST SEPARATE AND FIRST QUARTO EDITION. THE CHARLTON HESTON COPY. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> HEMINGWAY, ERNEST. <i>In Our Time.</i> Paris, 1924. FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> HAWTHORNE, NATHANIEL. <i>Fanshawe, A Tale.</i> Boston, 1828. FIRST EDITION OF AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> THOREAU, HENRY DAVID. <i>Walden; Or, Life in the Woods.</i> Boston, 1854. FINE COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies.</i> London, 1685. THE FOURTH FOLIO, Brewster/Bentley issue. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> STEIG, WILLIAM. Original maquette and 58 finished drawings for <i>The Agony in the Kindergarten,</i> one of Steig's most important books. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> VERNE, JULES. <i>A Journey to the Centre of the Earth.</i> New York & London, 1872. FIRST EDITION, RARE AMERICAN ISSUE, with Scribner & Welford cancel title. $5,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> KING, STEPHEN. <i>Carrie.</i> New York, 1974. INSCRIBED FIRST EDITION, OF AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. $1,200 to $1,800.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> APPLE MACINTOSH PROTOTYPE. 1983. The earliest known Macintosh with "Twiggy" drive, one of only two known working machines. $120,000 to $180,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> PLATO. <i>Timaeus</i> [AND] <i>Critias</i> [from Ficini's 1484 Opera]. A LANDMARK OF SCIENTIFIC THOUGHT. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> LOVELACE, AUGUSTA ADA. Sketch of the Analytical Engine Invented by Charles Babbage Esq. London, 1843. FIRST EDITION, JOURNAL ISSUE, MOST IMPORTANT PAPER IN EARLY DIGITAL COMPUTING. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> APPLE-1 COMPUTER. Signed by Steve Wozniak, used in development of Apple II. $200,000 to $300,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> DARWIN, CHARLES. 1809-1882. <i>On the Origin of Species By Means of Natural Selection.</i> London, 1859. FIRST EDITION. $80,000 to $120,000.
  • <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Churchill (Winston) & Others. 1944 Commonwealth Prime Ministers’ Conference, 27 April 1944. £8,000 to £12,000.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Joyce (James). <i>Ulysses.</i> First English edition, 1922. £800 to £1,200.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Belzoni (Giovanni Battista). <i>Plates Illustrated of the Researches and Operations...in Egypt and Nubia,</i> FIRST EDITION, 1821-1822. £14,375 inc Buyers Premium.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Astor (John Jacob). A collection of rare letters, 9 January 1812- 4 September 1837. £26,000 inc Buyers Premium.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Rowling (J.K.) <i>Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone,</i> FIRST EDITION, first issue, 1997. £27,500 inc Buyers Premium.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Royal Family. Photograph of Queen Elizabeth, George VI, Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret, signed, 1946. £3,640 inc Buyers Premium.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Collodi (Carlo). <i>Le avventure di Pinocchio. Storia di un burattino,</i> FIRST EDITION, 1883. £8,401 inc Buyers Premium.

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Rare Book Hub: 24 Auctions Archived, another 19 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Friday, 17 August 2019, 24 auctions were archived to Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 6 denominated in euros, 4 in British pounds, and 14 in US dollars.  Turnover was $3,780,070 as 5,344 lots were offered and 4,969 lots sold for a 93% sell through.  This is an exceptionally high rate. 

 

For the week ahead  19 auctions are scheduled.

 

1 auction saw total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Heritage AuctionsThe Glynn and Suzanne Crain Science Fiction Collection on August 14th: $2,407,620



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

SkinnerThe Forke Collection of Early America/ August Americana on August 12th: 204.97% 
TooveysAntiquarian and Collectors' Books on August 13th: 170.59% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on August 8th: 157.99% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on August 14th: 126.72% 
TooveysPrints, Maps and Posters on August 14th: 122.28% 


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

Carlsen GalleryAntiques - Prints on June 30th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsThe Glynn and Suzanne Crain Science Fiction Collection on August 14th: 100.00% 
SkinnerThe Forke Collection of Early America/ August Americana on August 12th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Online Bidstart 8/6 on August 13th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 8/4 on August 11th: 99.72% 
Heritage AuctionsUS Currency Weekly - Bidstart 8/6 on August 13th: 99.51% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Sports Collectibles Weekly Online bidstart 7/14 on August 11th: 97.07% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on August 14th: 96.40% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 8/4 on August 11th: 95.44% 
TooveysAntiquarian and Collectors' Books on August 13th: 94.35% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on August 8th: 94.01% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on August 10th: 93.75% 
Rachel Davis Fine ArtsWorks on Paper - Prints on August 10th: 91.06% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Online bidstart 7/26 on August 5th: 89.58% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) Online bidstart 8/2 on August 9th: 88.89% 
TooveysPrints, Maps and Posters on August 14th: 86.43% 
Doyle New YorkAngling & Miscellaneous Books from the Library of Arnold 'Jake' Johnson on August 13th: 85.99% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on August 13th: 84.75% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) Online bidstart 8/2 on August 12th: 83.67% 
Catawiki B. V.Autographs and Manuscripts - Online bidstart 8/2 on August 11th: 81.82% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Heritage Auctions At the Earth's Core book dust jacket, 1922 on August 14th Actual price: USD $112,500.
  2. Heritage Auctions The Moon Conquerors, Science Wonder Quarterly cover, Winter 1930 on August 14th Actual price: USD $87,500.
  3. Heritage Auctions Foundation's Edge paperback cover, 1983 on August 14th Actual price: USD $68,750.
  4. Heritage Auctions Hand from the Void, Super Science Stories cover, January 1951 on August 14th Actual price: USD $65,625.
  5. Heritage Auctions The World Jones Made paperback cover, 1956 on August 14th Actual price: USD $52,500.
  6. Heritage Auctions Run to the Stars paperback cover, 1986 on August 14th Actual price: USD $42,500.
  7. Heritage Auctions Shadow Over Mars, Startling Stories cover, Fall 1944 on August 14th Actual price: USD $40,000.
  8. Heritage Auctions Chaos and Back, Spicy Adventure Stories cover, July 1941 on August 14th Actual price: USD $40,000.
  9. Heritage Auctions Castaways on Deimos, Wonder Stories magazine cover, August 1933 on August 14th Actual price: USD $40,000.
  10. Heritage Auctions Infinite Worlds: the Fantastic Visions of Science Fiction Art book cover, 1997 on August 14th Actual price: USD $38,750.
  11. Heritage Auctions Starship Soldier, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction cover, November 1959 on August 14th Actual price: USD $37,500.
  12. Heritage Auctions Space Police book dust jacket, 1956 on August 14th Actual price: USD $37,500.
  13. Heritage Auctions Conan the Victorious, Fantastic Universe cover, September 1957 on August 14th Actual price: USD $32,500.
  14. Heritage Auctions Thuvia, Maid of Mars interior book illustration, 1920 on August 14th Actual price: USD $32,500.
  15. Heritage Auctions Reader, I Hate You, Super Science Stories cover, May 1943 on August 14th Actual price: USD $31,376.
  16. Heritage Auctions Weird Science color recreation, 1978 on August 14th Actual price: USD $30,000.
  17. Heritage Auctions Gateway paperback cover, 1977 on August 14th Actual price: USD $27,500.
  18. Heritage Auctions Maza of the Moon, Argosy cover, December 21, 1929 on August 14th Actual price: USD $27,500.
  19. Heritage Auctions The Harry Potter Books, comprising: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. New York: Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Press, 1998. on August 14th Actual price: USD $26,250.
  20. Heritage Auctions Hide and Go Mad, Creepy cover, January 1977 on August 14th Actual price: USD $25,000.
  21. Heritage Auctions The Thing from the Swamp, Spicy Mystery cover, February 1942 on August 14th Actual price: USD $25,000.
  22. Heritage Auctions Toffee Takes a Trip, Imaginative Tales cover, November 1954 on August 14th Actual price: USD $21,250.
  23. Heritage Auctions Primordial Rage, 1986 on August 14th Actual price: USD $20,625.
  24. Heritage Auctions The Long Way Home, Astounding Science Fiction cover, April 1955 on August 14th Actual price: USD $20,625.
  25. Heritage Auctions Foundation book cover, 1951 on August 14th Actual price: USD $20,000.

 


24 total sales reported this week:

Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps and Documents on August 14th: 96.40%
Heritage Auctions. The Glynn and Suzanne Crain Science Fiction Collection on August 14th: 100.00%
Tooveys. Prints, Maps and Posters on August 14th: 86.43%
Heritage Auctions. World Currency Weekly - Online Bidstart 8/6 on August 13th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. US Currency Weekly - Bidstart 8/6 on August 13th: 99.51%
Doyle New York. Angling & Miscellaneous Books from the Library of Arnold 'Jake' Johnson on August 13th: 85.99%
Tooveys. Antiquarian and Collectors' Books on August 13th: 94.35%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on August 13th: 84.75%
Winter Associates. Prints on August 12th: 52.38%
Bonhams. Prints and Multiples Online - bidstart 8/6 on August 12th: 53.37%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) Online bidstart 8/2 on August 12th: 83.67%
Catawiki B. V.. Autographs and Manuscripts - Online bidstart 8/2 on August 11th: 81.82%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) Online bidstart 8/2 on August 9th: 88.89%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Online bidstart 7/26 on August 5th: 89.58%
Catawiki B. V.. Autographs and Manuscripts - Online bidstart 7/26 on August 4th: 71.88%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 8/4 on August 11th: 99.72%
Carlsen Gallery. Antiques - Prints on June 30th: 100.00%
Skinner. The Forke Collection of Early America/ August Americana on August 12th: 100.00%
Clars Auction Gallery. Prints, Books on August 11th: 74.40%
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Works on Paper - Prints on August 10th: 91.06%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on August 8th: 94.01%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 8/4 on August 11th: 95.44%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Sports Collectibles Weekly Online bidstart 7/14 on August 11th: 97.07%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on August 10th: 93.75%


For the week ahead 19 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Aug. 19th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 52 lots

Tue. Aug. 20th
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Japanese Art and the Prints of Paul Jacoulet. 245 lots
Kestenbaum and Company. New York. Printed Books and Posters. 137 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. U.S. Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 8/13. 535 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 8/13. 157 lots
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Chadds Ford, PA . Eclectic Variety - Books, Prints. 76 lots

Wed. Aug. 21st
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Monthly Photographs - Internet bidstart 7/31. 97 lots
JellyFishTree. Johannesburg. South African Books. 287 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Prints. 44 lots

Thu. Aug. 22nd
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Americana, Travel & Cartography with Material from the Warren Heckrotte Collection. 509 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Artsy: The Master and the Muse. 75 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Antique Books. 43 lots

Fri. Aug. 23rd
Leland Little Auctions. Hillsborough, NC. Single-Owner Advertising & Americana Auction, The Collection of Mary Wells, Greensboro, NC. 114 lots

Sat. Aug. 24th
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 194 lots
Rago Arts and Auctions. Lambertville. Fine Art - Prints. 42 lots

Sun. Aug. 25th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles Auction - online bidstart 7/28. 254 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 8/18.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 8/18.
Rago Arts and Auctions. Lambertville. Fine Art - Prints. 76 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Currier & Ives, <i>The Mississippi in Time of Peace,</i> hand-colored lithograph, 1865. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Hartmann Schedel, <i>Liber Cronicarum...,</i> Nuremberg, 1493. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Claudius Ptolemaeus, <i>Geographicae Enarrationis Libri Octo,</i> Lyons, 1535. $20,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Thomas Jefferys, <i>The American Atlas,</i> London, 1776-77. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> John Speed, <i>A Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World,</i> 20 miniature maps, London, 1665. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> <i>Biblia Das ist: Die Gantze Heilige Schrifft Durch D. Martin Luther Verteutscht,</i> illustrated cartographic Bible, Basel, 1665. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Early Hawaiian-language school geography, Lahainaluna Seminary, 1840. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Cornelis de Jode, <i>Africae Vera Forma, et Situs,</i> Antwerp, 1593. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Maria Vincenzo Coronelli, <i>America Settentrionale Colle Nuove Scoperte Sin All Anno,</i> Venice, 1688. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Johann Christoph Volkamer, <i>Nürnbergische Hesperides,</i> Nuremberg, 1708-1714. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Johann Bayer, <i>Uranometria, Omnium Asterismorum Continens Schemata...,</i> 51 celestial charts, c. 1603. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Manuscript map of Commodore Perry’s Black Ship squadron at Edo Bay, with manuscript sketchbook, ink & watercolor, Japan, c. 1853. $2,500 to $3,500.